Steel Road Plates

Steel road plates represent a simple method of bridging open excavations and trenches – dug for cables, gas mains, water mains, drainage etc. These highly versatile safety covers have been manufactured to be rigid, heavy duty and durable. Road plates are suitable for a multitude of civil engineering uses such as road maintenance and repairs and can serve as temporary covers for potholes and pavement defects. Road plates are available to buy or hire. See sizes below.

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Standard Road Plates

  • Standard steel road plate dimensions: 2500mm x 1250mm
  • Choice of thickness: 12mm, 20mm and 25mmm
  • Profiled holes in each corner for fixing down

BAA Specification Road Plates

Maltaward stock Airside Approved steel road plates; approved for airside use at London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports. As airport passed and approved contractors Maltaward offer a delivery and collection service to both airside and landside areas at airports

  • Steel road plate dimensions: 3000mm x 1500mm x 25mm
  • Bevel edged to 45 degrees
  • Precision drilled with counter-bored holes to secure to road deck
  • Weight: 883kg
  • Locking lift system for optimum speed and safety of handling and positioning of plates
  • Coated with ultra-tough 5% titanium carbide anti-slip surfaced OR blackened and sealed with two-pack system

Oversize and Bespoke Road Plates

  • We offer larger or bespoke size road plates to order
  • Up to 6000x3000mm plates at 25mm thick are available
  • We can also add holes and bevelled edges to you requirements

Chequer Plate

  • Steel road plate dimensions: 1250mm x 1250mm x 6mm
  • Weight: 70kg

Standard road plates have holes drilled in four corners to allow a four way lifting chain to be hooked to easily move the plate with site machinery.

Our heavy duty air side plates can also have central slots cut for the use of the lifting clutch or ‘Sally’ which allows fast safe handling. The plate cannot slip off once the plate is lifted as the failsafe mechanism locks the clutch in place.

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