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Coal Hole Cover


This solid coal hole cover is an imperial coal hole size, which is 12 inches across (300mm diameter), and is supplied without a frame.

Coal hole covers either solid or vented are quite niche now and quite rare but we still cast brand new covers in this simple design and receive a steady flow of orders mainly from London, Birmingham, Manchester and major cities across UK. During Victorian times it would have been quite common to have the town foundry manufacture their own designs, many rather elaborate and containing the foundry location but sadly we aren’t able to replicate these. The castings we supply, however are most likely to match the sizes of many customers coal hole covers as 12″ is the UK standard size for a coal hole. The frame would be 1 and 1/2 inch smaller in diameter which was the perfect size to allow a sack of coal but small enough and therefore secure enough not to allow a man to gain access to the property cellar and coal store (man holes are quite different, being specifically designed to allow access for people starting at 15″ diameter).

We now find the majority of orders are for property restorers replacing defective or missing coal covers although we are seeing an increasing amount of interest in installing “dummy” covers in pavements , walkways and precincts. We do receive the majority of orders from listed London properties in conservation areas and have even supplied one for the set of BBCs Eastenders on the now very distinctive and recognised “Albert Square” aka Fassett Square.

Coal covers are supplied as standard with a painted gloss black finish. They have grooves in the design to reduce slipping for pedestrians but to further reduce the possibility of sliding in wet weather they can be supplied in matt black “non slip” primer finish. If the coal cover is for installation outdoors on public footpaths we would advise customers to consider whether it would be beneficial to have the non-gloss version – please annotate on the order in “additional information” section if non slip primer is required.

Specifications as per table below and further diameters and dimensions for the frame and the covers as follows, use in conjunction with the drawings shown in the Specification PDF for Cast Iron Coal Covers ciabCOAL :-

300mm cover dia, 335mm frame dia, 273mm frame hole dia, 245mm cover spigot dia

Cover depth = 40mm,

Frame depth = 55mm

Don’t forget to order the frame here

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