Castings Services Ltd
9 September 2010, News release from Castings Services Ltd
Castings Services have been supplying specialist civil engineering products to the international market for over 25 years.
From our head office in Manchester we are able to distribute high quality products across the world at competitive rates and it is these attributes that have become synonymous with our business.
With over £2 million worth of stock we offer a prompt and professional service to all of our customers and, in addition to our stock range, we can design and supply products to order for specific projects or to meet other international standards.
Our highly experienced staff are our most valuable asset and are what sets us apart from the competition. Their technical knowledge is unrivalled within the industry and we are always happy to supply technical backup across our entire product range. We are also able to work with you in terms of system and product design to ensure optimum efficiency and cost savings.
Ductile Iron Covers and Gully Grates
Historically our core business has been the supply of manhole covers and gully grates across the merchant network and we have always been able to guarantee excellent quality products, quick delivery and highly competitive rates. Our product range includes:
|Standard Manhole Covers||A15 to F900 Loading|
|Surface Boxes and Hydrant Covers||Heavy Duty Loading|
|Hinged and Locking Telecoms Covers||B125 to F900 Loading|
|Large Span Beamed Covers||B125 to F900 Loading|
|Gully Grates||B125 to F900 Loading|
We also supply a number of specialised covers including duct runs, air tight covers and high security covers. Our foundry links and in-house expertise have been used to produce several bespoke products. We often act as a liaison point between Landscape Architects, Artists and Contractors in designing and supplying bespoke ductile iron products such as tree grilles, tactile paving and other ornamental items.
Castings Services have close links with fabricators both in the UK and abroad. This means that we are able to produce bespoke steel products within short lead times. Our specialist product range includes Food Grade Stainless Steel Covers, Decorative Brass Edged Covers and even Anti-Terrorist Reservoir Covers.
We also carry large stocks of standard steel products including Solid Top Covers up to FACTA D loading and Recessed Covers for screed or paving up to FACTA D loading all of which can be locked and sealed if required.
Castings Services have recently unveiled a new range of manhole covers to the market aimed at solving all of the problems associated with the installation and operation of traditional ductile iron covers. The IntelGrip composite manhole cover has a number of patented design features including a specially designed Torsion Resistant Frame which prevents installation failure.
The IntelGrip has also been designed to be lighter, stronger and more skid resistant than any other cover in the market place. This is also the first composite cover to achieve full compliancy with D400 as in BS EN124. IntelGrip cover has several features which make it the best possible product when it comes to manhole covers:
The IntelGrip range also incorporates a number of specialised covers including a completely water tight cover with neoprene gasket, a vented cover and, because it is a composite material, we can make it in a variety of colours to suit the road surface or to identify specific services.
Castings Services are the UK's number one valve specialist. We carry stocks of CSG branded valves up to 900mm diameter which means that we can have your desired product with you, on site, within a few days in comparison to 16 weeks from some of our competitors.
Bespoke CSG branded valves can also be manufactured in any size you require or to meet any specification you have. For example, a large number of valves we supply to the Middle Eastern market are modified with stainless steel parts to suit the harsh Gulf environment.
All large bore CSG Valves come fitted with gearboxes as standard and small bore valves can be fitted with gearboxes upon request. In addition, CSG valves can be supplied with ISO mountings ready for actuation or, should you wish, we can supply ready actuated valves using hydraulic or electric actuators as required.
Our current range of valves includes:
|Valve Type||Size Range||Sizes In Stock|
|Gate Valves||50mm - 1800mm||80mm - 900mm|
|Swing Check Valves||50mm - 1200mm||80mm - 900mm|
|Recoil Check Valves||100mm - 1000mm||100mm - 900mm|
|Butterfly Valves||80mm -1200mm||80mm - 900mm|
|Eccentric Plug Valves||80mm - 600mm||80mm - 300mm|
|Flap Valves||80mm - 900mm||80mm - 900mm|
|Penstocks||100mm - 2000mm||100mm - 900mm|
|Fire Hydrants||Types 1 and 2||Types 1 and 2|
Ductile Iron Pipes and Fittings
Castings Services stock a large range of Ductile Iron Pipes & Fittings from 80mm to 1000mm diameter in both EN545 and EN598. We provide a range of fully approved coatings that meet the requirements of DWI Reg 31 a, fusion bonded epoxy or two pack epoxy for Ductile Iron, Skotchkote 206N for Steel fabrications, and Rilsan coatings for Couplings & Flange adaptors, with certification available for all products.
To supplement our range of Ductile Flanged & Socket pipe work we are able to supply the following products:
Fabricated Steel Pipes and Fittings
At a time when the majority of Ductile Iron pipes and fittings are manufactured outside of the UK Castings Services recognise the need to provide a comprehensive Pipework package to our customers that enables an alternative solution to be offered in instances of where short lead times are needed.
Products are fabricated in accordance with BS 534, with welding procedures in accordance with BS EN 288 pt3 and welder approval to BS EN 287 pt1. All fabricated pipeline products are hydrostatically tested to the relevant test pressure and dye penetrant crack tested to BS 6443:1984 as standard.
Our extensive and quality focused Steel fabrication facilities enable us to manufacture pipe and fittings from 50mm up to 2000mm. Examples of fittings include:
With the flexibility that fabricating steel provides we are able to manufacture items to suit any site dimensions or customer requirement.
We keep large stocks of channel drainage in many sizes and loadings and can supply any size of job from household driveways to airport runways and everything in between. Channel is available in both a resin based polymer as well as polypropylene and gratings come in plastic, galvanised steel, stainless steel and ductile iron, depending on your requirements.
For projects which need to be aesthetically pleasing we often supply slot grating which provides adequate drainage whilst remaining discrete so as not to spoil the look of an area. Slot drain is available in a variety of weight classes and sizes and can also be fabricated to suit your specific needs.
Minimal Lead Times
The vast majority of the goods we supply come straight from our stock which means that we are usually able to get goods to sites around the UK by the next working day if required. We have our own wagon fleet consisting of 7.5 ton drop side wagons which are ideal for delivering to even the most inaccessible of sites. We also use the services of national haulage firms for whom we get very competitive rates to deliver throughout the UK.
For further information please email Castings Services Ltd