Archive for the ‘Manufacturing & Production’ Category

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Upgrading Old & New Channel Gratings

Channel gratings, “Aco” drains, pavement drains, trench drains and French drains, whatever you know them as they’re the sort of long narrow drains you often see along the pavement or below door thresholds on footpaths or household patios. Aco drain overhaul and new installations with cast iron grilles can be fraught with difficulty because matching the channel with […]

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Efficient Drainage ?

You would think that drain grilles would be capable of draining water away, wouldn’t you? Well unfortunately no, as these modern narrow slit grilles show. This is an all to common problem with modern channel gratings and one of the reasons we developed the cast iron Quatrefoil channel grille system. The modern grilles shown in […]

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New Channel Grating

After years of research and hundreds of requests from architects and period property developers, we’re delighted to introduce our latest innovation – an elegant and simply stunning cast iron channel grille combined with a modern interlocking channel system. The Quatrefoil linear drainage channel, also known as channel gratings or French drainage channels are specifically suitable […]

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Prototype Quatrefoil Channel Gratings

Our varied selection of 3 feet long gratings have always been a favourite for those wanting to replace ugly plastic and pressed tin grilles on top of channel gratings (also known as Ako drains) , with decorative cast iron grilles  Unfortunately, at 3 feet long, our grilles are not a perfect fit for sitting on top of the metric, 1000mm […]

Made to Measure cast iron grilles

Made to Measure

We have been making square hole gratings in a wide range of sizes for many years. It’s been a bespoke service and we have measured grilles for customers as and when they enquire and worked out the free area in mm2 that can be achieved for ventilation. While it started out with us making the occasional grille, it’s […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

In November last year we spent a few days in Glasgow, looking for inspiration for new products and air bricks in listed buildings and period properties. Throughout the city are hundreds and hundreds of wonderful buildings and it wasn’t too long before we stumbled upon the works of the world renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We […]

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Shipping All Over the World

After many years of supplying cast iron vents and drainage gratings it will come as no surprise to hear we ship all over the world.  One of our more remote deliveries has to be to Mr Chins House in Borneo, Malaysia. It was an order we especially remember because Mr Chin sent us a link […]

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British manufacturing – The New Micro Foundries

The Cast Iron Air Brick Company have been champions of UK made products for years. Our products are made in foundries of all shapes and sizes across the country from Somerset to Scotland. Many of these foundries have been producing iron castings since the 19th century, but our newest foundry is, by far, the most […]