600 x 450 Manhole Covers
600 x 450 manhole covers are the most popular size in the UK market. With dimensions of 600mm x 450mm (23.6" x 17.7") and varying heights, find the perfect recessed drain cover for your needs below. Read more
600 x 450 recessed manhole covers
Also referred to as access or chamber covers, our 600x450mm (23.6" x 17.7”) opening manhole covers are the most popular manhole size in the UK market. These rectangular covers are the most common size and are found on properties in a variety of materials including steel, cast iron and sometimes a plastic manhole cover.
Please note, manhole cover sizes and their frames are determined by their clear opening size - this is essentially referring to the size of the chamber opening (brickwork to brickwork) which the cover is to span over.
Is 600mm x 450mm the correct size for me?
To check if this is the right size for you lift your old chamber lid and measure the internal opening; if this opening is 600 x 450mm or close to that (+ or – 25mm) then you have the correct cover.
While determining the correct cover, you need to consider if the cover is internal and needs to be a sealed and locking or a double sealed unit. Also, the depth or recess you need or if a solid top is preferred, and also consider the traffic that will be going over the cover. After choosing these points it is all down to a choice of aesthetics and how you want the cover to look when installed.
Spotlight: Aluminium 600x450 recessed drain covers
One of our most popular options for external use is our Alusthetic double sealed aluminium manhole cover. It has a decorative finish to the edging, is sealed to prevent odours, and can withstand car traffic going over it.
If instead your application is indoors we have a triple sealed version of this cover which has three neoprene seals and locks down, so you can be 100% assured it will prevent odours and fully comply with building regulations for internal manhole covers.
With both of these covers we offer differing depths depending on your chosen infill; for thin tiles we would use a 40mm overall depth, for thicker tiles or flags we would use the 60mm overall depth, and for blocks we would use the 80mm deep option.
Explore more covers in our range
Those are just a few of our extensive range of recessed manhole covers to suit many possible applications. If we can be of any help with your project and choice of cover please don't hesitate to contact us.