Howe Green Provides Easy Access to Essential Services at Southmead Hospital

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Southmead_34B6553Over 100 of Howe Green’s Visedge access covers were installed at Bristol’s £430million state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital. With the floors of the new super-hospital facing foot traffic from millions of visitors and staff each year, a heavy duty, hygienic and tamper-resistant solution was required to provide access to under-floor drainage and services. The Visedge range provided a cost-effective and low maintenance solution and AC Flooring carried out the installation for main contractor Carillion.

Howe Green’s Visedge covers are double-sealed to meet the highest standards of hygiene and security. The range was developed specifically for use with flexible sheet flooring systems. Unlike similar products, Visedge allows sheet flooring, including PVC or linoleum, to be locked into the cover and frame by hot welding to a pvc section sealed to the surface. This creates a permanent joint and eliminates water ingress and peeling.

Howe Green manufactures a comprehensive range of access cover solutions for floors, walls and ceilings. Their 7500 Series stainless steel access covers were also supplied for the Southmead project. These were installed in ground floor areas of the hospital, where a heavier loading for service vehicles and bulky medical equipment was needed.

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