Collection: Manhole Cover

Manhole covers have been around for hundreds of years and with the dawn of new technology, we’ve been graced with more innovative and safer ways to protect and cover manholes and other draining systems. A manhole cover, drain cover, or maintenance hole cover, is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole. We stock a range of shapes, materials, and sizes, to help you choose for easy and direct access to inspection chambers for maintenance work on water or sewage pipes.

Different frames and lids will have different load-bearing capacities, so make sure you know what type of usage the manhole frame and lid you are browsing for will have to deal with prior to purchasing. For example, a Steel Manhole Cover and Frame (product code PC7BG) will support 5 tonnes of weight, whereas the Cast Iron Manhole Cover and Frame - Class D400 supports up to 40 tonnes.

All of our drain lids and frames are supplied by Clark, which is a trusted market leader. They manufacture lids and frames which can be placed in driveways, pedestrian areas, and landscaped spaces. As well as lids and frames, we also supply hinged gully grating and frames for pedestrian areas, road kerbsides, driveways, and highways.

Browse the Build4less range of manhole covers, grating, and related products below. Contact us on Live Chat or by phone 020 3481 1978 if you need guidance or if you want more information about any of our manhole covers and accessories.

Looking to make a large order? Build4Less now offers free delivery on all orders over £300, including manhole covers and related products.

Recessed Locking Manhole Cover and Frame 300 x 300mm (5 Tonne Sealed)
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Clark-Drain
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£69.99 £83.99
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Recessed Locking Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 450mm (5 Tonne Sealed)
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Clark-Drain
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£50.35 £60.42
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Cast Iron Hinged Gully Grid Cover 350 x 333 x 50mm Class B125 (12.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£39.68 £47.62
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Cast Iron Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 450 x 40mm (12.5 Tonne - B125)
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Clark-Drain
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£41.18 £49.42
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Recessed Manhole Covers & Frames (All Sizes)
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Clark-Drain
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from £27.94 £33.53
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Recessed Manhole Cover & Frame 450 x 450 x 80mm (5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£27.94 £33.53
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Recessed Manhole Cover & Frame 450 x 450 x 54mm (5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£36.21 £43.45
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Yard Gully Set with Silt Bucket and Ductile Iron Gating - 12.5 Tonne x 300mm Diamater
Yard Gully Set with Silt Bucket and Ductile Iron Gating - 12.5 Tonne x 300mm Diamater - PBSL Drainage
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PBSL
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£139.99 £167.99
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10 Tonne Recessed Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 600 x 80mm
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Clark-Drain
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£44.12 £52.94
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Recessed Locking Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 600mm x 58mm (5 Tonne Sealed)
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Clark-Drain
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£75.75 £90.90
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Recessed Manhole Cover & Frame 438 x 438 x 93mm (3.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£49.99 £59.99
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Iron Lid Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 600 x 40mm (12.5 Tonne - B125)
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Clark-Drain
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£47.06 £56.47
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Plastic Water Badged Surface Box - 167 x 156 x 75mm
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Clark-Drain
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£6.07 £7.28
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£6.07 £7.28
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Inspection Chamber Manhole Cover & Frame 450mm (3.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£16.40 £19.68
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Manhole Cover & Frame 438 x 438 x 37mm (3.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£10.85 £13.02
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Steel Lidded Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 450 x 30mm PC6CG (10 Tonne GPW)
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Clark-Drain
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£34.76 £41.71
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Double Seal Recessed Tray Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
Double Seal Recessed Tray Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £33.60 £40.32
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Square to Round Galvanised Manhole Cover 80mm Deep - All Sizes
Square to Round Galvanised Manhole Cover 80mm Deep - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £42.01 £50.41
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Double Seal Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
Double Seal Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£57.55 £69.06
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Single Seal Solid Top Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
Single Seal Solid Top Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £30.58 £36.70
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Yard Gully Set with Ductile Iron Gating - 40 Tonne x 450mm x 750mm x 160mm Outlet
Yard Gully Set with Ductile Iron Gating - 40 Tonne x 450mm x 750mm x 160mm Outlet - PBSL Drainage
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PBSL
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£138.02 £165.62
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Pedestrian Steel Lid Manhole Cover & Frame - All Sizes
Pedestrian Steel Lid Manhole Cover & Frame - All Sizes - Clark-Drain Drainage
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Clark-Drain
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from £23.88 £28.66
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Double Sealed Manhole Cover and Frame - 5 Tonne GPW - (All Sizes)
Double Sealed Manhole Cover and Frame - 5 Tonne GPW - (All Sizes) - Clark-Drain Drainage
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Clark-Drain
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from £19.85 £23.82
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Cast Iron Manhole Cover and Frame - Class D400 (40 Tonne) - All Sizes
Cast Iron Manhole Cover and Frame - Class D400 (40 Tonne) - All Sizes - Clark-Drain Drainage
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Clark-Drain
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from £77.62 £93.14
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Inspection Chamber Square Manhole Cover & Frame - 580mm (3.5 Tonne)
Inspection Chamber Square Manhole Cover & Frame
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Clark-Drain
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£52.00 £62.40
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Class Cast Iron Hinged Gully Grid Cover 430 x 370 x 100mm Class D400 (40 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£45.56 £54.67
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Cast Iron Hinged Gully Grating & Frame - 302 x 302 x 75mm Class C250 (25 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£30.00 £36.00
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Pedestrian Shallow Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 600 x 27mm (1.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£36.71 £44.05
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Class Cast Iron Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 450 x 27mm (1.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£29.47 £35.36
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Solid Top Cast Iron Manhole Cover & Frame 450 (1.5 Tonne - A15)
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Clark-Drain
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£40.91 £49.09
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Manhole Cover & Frame 560 x 560 x 80mm (3.5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£26.13 £31.36
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Recessed Manhole Cover & Frame 600 x 450 x 80mm (10 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£51.99 £62.39
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Steel Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 600 x 30mm (5 Tonne)
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Clark-Drain
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£22.51 £27.01
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£22.51 £27.01
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Galvanised Manhole Cover & Frame 600 x 600mm (Pedestrian)
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Clark-Drain
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£16.86 £20.23
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£16.86 £20.23
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Steel Manhole Cover and Frame 600 x 450 x 30mm (5 Tonne GPW)
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Clark-Drain
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£25.77 £30.92
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£25.77 £30.92
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Davant Manhole Cover - All Sizes
Davant Manhole Cover - All Sizes - Davant
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Davant
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from £17.19 £20.63
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Davant Manhole Cover - Round to Square (Cover and Frame) - All Sizes
Davant Manhole Cover - Round to Square (Cover and Frame) - All Sizes - Davant
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Davant
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from £21.56 £25.87
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Collection: Drain Covers | Recessed Manhole Covers | Manholes

Manhole Covers 

Unlike drain covers, a maintenance hole cover or a manhole cover is a removable plate forming a lid over the opening of a manhole. The opening of the manhole is large enough for a person to pass through it. This opening is used as an access point for maintenance and other work on an underground utility vault or pipe.

Manhole covers are designed to prevent anyone or anything to fall into it. Plastic and iron covers and frames are black so they may look better in the tarmac driveway. Manhole covers are often made from:

Concrete Manhole Covers

Cast iron manhole covers

Steel manhole covers

Plastic Manhole Covers

Clark Drain is one of the UK market leaders in the supply of manhole covers and is probably the best-known name in the industry.

It is to be noted that most modern manhole covers are not compatible with old frames. If you are planning to install a manhole cover it is advised to remove the entire old frame and install the new cover and frame as a complete unit. It is also called a drainage manhole covers. 

It is important to select the right size and weight loading for manhole covers and frames. Below is the chart showed.

Manhole covers Load Class Description

Galvanised Manhole Covers

Galvanised and Steel Manhole covers are lightweight yet strong. Galvanised steel covers complete with Polypropylene frames. 

Types of manhole covers

Recessed manhole cover

Recessed manhole covers are a relatively modern invention. It enables slabs, screeds or blocks to be laid within a metal tray to give access to the drainage system whilst blending it seamlessly with the surrounding material.

Internal manhole cover

Recessed internal use manhole covers are specially manufactured and are fitted with a neoprene seal that eliminates the odor. Internally recessed manhole covers can be used outside provided they are not installed in a driveway.

Standard manhole covers

Standard manhole covers are usually made of cast iron, galvanized steel, plastic, or concrete. They are cost-effective and strong.

Access covers

Unlike manhole, access covers are removable lids placed over man-made openings to restrict access for safety and security reasons. The access points are usually found on pavements, footways, car parks, driveways, and internal floors, and they allow maintenance workers quick, easy, and safe access to concealed areas, such as wiring, cabling, signals, plumbing, drainage, heating, and ventilation.

In general, the covers can be constructed from stainless steel or aluminium, or from composite materials. They are much more aesthetically pleasing than conventional covers and are designed to seamlessly blend into their surroundings. These covers can be filled with many different types of floors, including brick, concrete, ceramic tiles, and granite, helping them to blend in perfectly. 

Types of Seal Manhole Cover

Single Seal: 

Standard manhole covers have a single seal that is applied to both the cover and the frame. Alternatively, seals can be made from neoprene strips. This type of single seal manhole is usually sufficient to create an airtight seal.

Double Seal:

As long as there is no pressure applied to the seal, it creates a comprehensive airtight seal, as if the seals above were doubling. This sort of seal is best suited to internal sewage manholes.

No Seal:

Several covers are airtight, but some slide into place rather than sealing closely. These are often called “plain seated”. Cables and utilities can be accessed easily, and smell will not matter. These types also tend to be more cost-effective.

Manhole Cover Sizes

Manhole cover sizes come in different sizes starting from 300mm. And the length goes up to 900mm. The manhole cover sizes from 300mm x 300mm to 1200mm x 1200mm in square and rectangular sizes from 450mm to 600mm diameters are also available.

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