Manhole Covers

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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EBP 600mm x 600mm Ductile Iron Class D400 Loading - Catchpit Gully Grate
EBP 600mm x 600mm Ductile Iron Class D400 Loading - Catchpit Gully Grate - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£145.87 £175.04
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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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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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B125 Loading Single Seal Solid Top Manhole Cover - 600mm x 450mm
EBP 600mm x 450mm B125 Loading Single Seal Solid Top Locking Composite Manhole Cover - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£101.53 £121.84
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D400 Ductile Iron Double Triangular Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP Ductile Iron Class D400 Loading - Double Triangular Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £104.87 £125.84
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B125 Ductile Iron Solid Top Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP Ductile Iron Class B125 Loading - Solid Top Manhole Cover - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £60.07 £72.08
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A15 Loading Single Seal Solid Top Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP A15 Loading Single Seal Solid Top Locking Composite Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £20.88 £25.06
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Class B125 Loading 450mm Diameter Circular Manhole Cover
EBP 450mm Diameter Class B125 Loading - Locked to suit PPIC Circular Manhole Cover - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£47.67 £57.20
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Galvanised Manhole Cover For Block Paving - All Sizes
EBP Block Pavior with Keys - 100mm Deep - Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £33.29 £39.95
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Galvanised Manhole Cover For Block Paving (Shallow) - All Sizes
Galvanised Manhole Cover For Block Paving (Shallow) - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £23.40 £28.08
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Double Seal Recessed Tray Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP Double Seal / 4 Screws Recessed Tray - Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £25.93 £31.12
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Square to Round Galvanised Manhole Cover 80mm Deep - All Sizes
EBP Square to Round 10 Tonne Block Pavior with Keys / 80mm Deep - Galvanised Manhole Cover - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £31.48 £37.78
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Double Seal Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP Double Seal / 4 Screws Solid Top - Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £39.23 £47.08
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Single Seal Solid Top Galvanised Manhole Cover - All Sizes
EBP 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 £16.40 £19.68
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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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Lifting Keys for Recessed Tray Covers (Pack of 2)
EBP Lifting Keys for Recessed Tray Covers (Pack of 2) - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£4.77 £5.72
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Univeral Manhole Seal Breaker and Lifting Key Kit
EBP Univeral Manhole Seal Brreaker and Lifting Key Kit - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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£76.92 £92.30
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Manhole Lifting Keys (Pack of 2) - All Types
EBP Lifting Keys (Pack of 2) - All Types - EBP Building Products Drainage
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EBP Building Products
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from £6.00 £7.20
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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 tarmac driveway. Manhole covers are often made from 

  • Concrete
  • Cast iron
  • Steel
  • Plastic.

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

Manhole covers Load Class Description

Types of manhole covers

  • Recessed manhole covers

Recessed manhole covers are a relatively modern invention. It enables slabs, screed or block 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 neoprene seal that eliminates the odour. Internal 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.

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