About Bilco Access Solutions Ltd T/A Howe Green
Established in 1983, Howe Green is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of floor access covers and hatches, linear drainage and bespoke metalwork, providing an innovative, practical solution to resolve the problem of accessibility to under floor concealed services - quickly, safely and cost effectively. We understand the desire of architects and designers to produce aesthetically pleasing buildings that inspire and motivate, whilst justifying the cost of their choices. Our technical team can provide assistance in the design requirements to develop a solution for your unique project requirements. Investment in plant and equipment; precision manufacturing to order; continuous review and refinement of production processes; the operation of strict quality guidelines to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015, and rigorous third party fire testing; and customer driven product development ensure our commitment to un-equalled quality, design and workmanship.
East Anglia, International, Midlands, National (Eng/Wales/Scot/NI), North Thames, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Thames, South West, UK Islands, Wales, Yorkshire North East
Types of work undertaken
- Hard Landscaping Materials (unlimited)
- Commercial (unlimited)
- Domestic (unlimited)
Urban Landscaping Projects
Business Development Manager, Chris George, highlights the main factors to consider when specifying tree pits and tree grilles for landscaping projects. Planting trees in urban areas can provide many benefits. Any trees or saplings must be planted in a safe and secure setting to ensure their long-term growth and subsequent environmental advantages. Adequate root management, regular access to water and maintenance of soil condition are all essential elements to consider when incorporating trees into hard landscaped areas. Read our article to discover the benefits of tree pits and tree grilles.
Launch of Landscape 1000 Series
Howe Green has launched the new Landscape 1000 Series Floor Access Cover, which combines first class functionality with attractive affordability. It provides safe and secure access to under-floor services, without compromising overall visual appeal. Suitable for hard landscaping applications, the range is available in galvanised steel or stainless steel options. Galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461, the single unsecured access covers are available in standard sizes directly from stock. Single, duct or multipart configurations in bespoke sizes and shapes, with optional secured designs, can be made to order. Read more.
Farringdon Elizabeth line station, London
A central part of the Elizabeth line Farringdon station will be one of the UK’s busiest. 30 metres underground between the cultural and financial centres of London, the station will provide links to the capital’s centre and Canary Wharf, outer suburbs, home counties and three of London’s five airports. 200 of Howe Green’s 7500 Series Floor Access Covers were specified throughout the 25,596 square metre station. They were installed in the two new ticket halls and the 244 metre long passenger platform. Read the full case study.
Whitechapel Elizabeth line station
900 of Howe Green’s 7500 Series Floor Access Covers in standard and bespoke depths have been specified and installed at Whitechapel Elizabeth line station. Supplied in single, duct and multipart configurations, the resilient steel floor access covers are located throughout all areas of the station, including the new ticket hall and station concourse. The access covers provide secure and concealed access to under-floor services. Infilled with Granazzo floor tiles they create a streamlined visual appeal, whilst also delivering the highest standard in safety and security. Read the full case study.
Crossrail Elizabeth line
The Elizabeth line project has seen the construction of 42km of new tunnels, 10 new stations and extensive upgrades to 31 existing stations. 1,500 Howe Green Floor Access Covers have been installed throughout 7 stations - Whitechapel, Farringdon, Paddington, Bond Street, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Acton Mainline. Howe Green’s 7500 Series Floor Access Covers are installed throughout the ticket halls, walkways and main concourses of each station. They provide engineers with secure, concealed access to under-floor services and the tamper proof construction prevents unauthorised access. Read the full case study.
Heathrow Terminal 5
The entrances to Heathrow Terminal 5 Departures and Arrivals Halls are framed by a series of trees installed in a linear formation across the hard landscaped exterior. There was a requirement for Tree Pit Covers and Tree Grilles that could offer the highest standards in functionality and aesthetics. The key specification criteria were ease of maintenance, elimination of trip hazards and a solution that would be aesthetically pleasing. Read the full case study to find out how Howe Green’s 7500 Series Tree Pits and Tree Grilles fulfilled these requirements.