Channel / Trench Grates
Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.
One of the most fundamental needs of any modern city is the drainage system. The drainage system protects the modern city from flood damage by draining excess water away.
How the modern day drainage system works is that during rain, some water naturally seeps into the ground while the rest makes its way through the city’s drainage system via its network of drains, into rivers and ultimately to the bays or seas through storm water beach oulets.
As large amount of rain water can accumulate quickly during heavy storm or rain, without a proper draining system, this excess water can flow towards low lands which can cause floods and damages to lives and properties. As a result, any modern city requires a fully functioning drainage system that can safely drain excess storm water from built-up areas into rivers and creeks.
Storm water usually runs off the city’s properties (through the roofs), through house gutters and into the residential and commercial drains which are connected to the roads or streets’ drains. These drains will direct the water into regional drains which eventually drains the storm water into the nearest creeks or rivers.
Maintenance of drains and storm water infrastructure connecting to the rivers have to be regularly maintained to ensure that the drainage network remains functional at all times.
In our modern days, underground drainage systems are designed to cope with frequent storms where any excess water always travels along the planned drainage flow paths to carry the excess water from properties to prevent flooding. Carefully planned drainage systems also factor in the impact the drainage system has on our natural rivers and creeks to ensure that litter items like bottles, plastic bags and other wastes are prevented from being washed into rivers and seas.
Storm water drains are out of bound to unauthorized personnel as entering storm water drains is extremely dangerous and usually illegal. Conditions in a drain can change without warning as water levels might rise suddenly even on a dry sunny day as rainwater can arrive all of a sudden even having fallen many kilometers away.
While most storm water drains are covered by grates and grilles, not all stormwater drains can be covered as this would restrict the water flow in certain areas due to the buildup of debris and litter which eventually leads to flooding.
At Jonite, our stone reinforced channel grates (trench grates) have redefined the role of gratings (drain covers) in the architecture industry. With Jonite channel gratings (trench gratings), drain covers are more than functional products - we incorporated world class design into our Jonite range of channel gratings.
Jonite channel grating (trench grating) absorbs much less heat than traditional ferrous gratings, making it a more comfortable material to have around the house and in children's playgrounds. In addition, it has dielectric properties equivalent to porcelain, making it an excellent electric insulator as well. Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates are engineered to sustain load performances from pedestrian to vehicular according to the standard as specified, and are compliant with International standards such as BS EN 124:1994 & BS EN 1433:2008.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain channel driveway drain grates products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
As a brand that goes beyond chasing profits relentlessly, not everything can be measured in dollars and cents. Jonite believes everyone should do their part for the environment. Going after green and sustainable development is part of our corporate DNA. Through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme, the U.S. Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite products contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED®. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green building in the U.S.A.
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates (Trench Grates)?
Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which are tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialised colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.