Road plates and trench covers are widely used solutions in the construction industry, but which are the best products to use? We’ve put together a guide showing our customer’s favourite products – listed as our top 5 road plate and trench covers performers.
Road plates and trench covers
A road plate is used to cover up temporary excavations or broken areas in the road or pavement, assisting with both vehicle and human traffic flow. Road plates are suitable for use on both regular roads but also carriageways – as they can take the weight of a 44-tonne vehicle.
A trench cover is designed for covering trenches, bores and apertures – usually during maintenance, construction or repair works. Trench covers can be used across many environments, such as pedestrian, residential, domestic, footpath and driveway applications.
Our top 5 performers
This award-winning trench cover gets number one spot in our top 5 performers. Due to its patented Flexi-Edge technology and its suitability to be a driveway board for 3.5-tonne vehicles over a 900mm trench, it’s easy to see why this product is so popular. This trench cover is tried and tested with lots of major utility companies and contractors including Triio, Wales & West, Cadent, Balfour Beatty and Morrison (to name a few!). And it features anti-slide technology – meaning it’s a reliable cover for many environments. Learn more about the LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover System now.
This road plate is a modular system of singular linking units – suitable for 44-tonne vehicles over a 700mm trench. Weighing 44kgs, this is much lighter and easier to handle than a steel plate – making it a popular choice among the construction industry. Again, this product is built with anti-slide technology – made from a soft, flexible, rubber material which reduces unwanted movement. Learn more about the LowPro 15/05 Road Plate now.
Another modular system of singular linking units, the LowPro 23/05 is again suitable for 44-tonne vehicles – but this time, over a 1200mm trench. This road plate can be installed manually, and again, features superior anti-slide technology, provide secure access to the surface. Learn more about the LowPro 23/05 Road Plate now.
This type of trench cover says goodbye to bolts, providing a safe, simple and secure solution. With an innovative Flexi-Edge system, this trench does not need to be bolted down – which greatly reduces trip hazards. The key benefit of the 11/11 trench cover is that it’s our lightest cover, making it ideal for quick one-person jobs. Learn more about the LowPro 11/11 Trench Cover now.
A versatile, lightweight solution, this trench cover is suitable for 2-tonne vehicles over a 700mm trench. A great option for pedestrians, this is a safe, simple and strong glass reinforced composite cover. One of the key advantages of this trench cover is that it’s both anti-slip and anti-trip, with chamfered edges to prevent trip hazard. Learn more about the LowPro 12/8 Safe Cover now.