Wade Stainless Steel Channel are available in a range of profiles, shown and described below, generally with in-built fall towards the outlets. Side bars and folds are made so that the selected grating fits flush with the show edges.

Load class is when installed with grating of same or higher class in accordance with Wade installation guidelines.

Narrow edge (NE)

Narrow show edge (3mm wide). Suitable for most standard applications, provides a floor finish abutment face; can be produced as a curved channel with any perforated gratings.

Load Class - B125

Narrow edge, heavy duty (NEHD)

Narrow show edge (3mm wide). Not suitable for hygiene environments. Load class D400 is also available, with 5mm wide show edge – add suffix D400 to Spec. 

Load Class - C250

Narrow edge, flanged (NEF)

Not suitable for hygiene environments. Load class A15 in timber deck. Narrow show edge (3mm wide) provides a floor finish abutment face. Extended flange enables dressing a membrane and/or fixing to a timber deck (Fixing holes are available on request).

When specifying/ordering please advise the required flange depth.

Load Class - C250

Regular profile (RP)

Suitable for most standard applications, with 10mm wide show flange.

Load Class - C250 

Load class D400 also available (2mm channel thickness) – add suffix D400 to Spec.

Return edge (RE)

Additional fold provides extra stability to channel edge and a floor finish abutment face, with 25mm wide show flange.

Load Class - C250

Load class D400 also available (2mm channel thickness) add suffix D400 to Spec. Code.
A support bar is recommended in C250 and D400 applications.

Support edge (SE)

Provides facility to receive and support floor finish with 25mm wide show flange.

Load Class C250

Load class D400 also available (2mm channel thickness) – add suffix D400 to Spec. Code. A support bar is recommended in C250 and D400 applications.

Perimeter angle frame (PA)

Helps prevent breakage of floor finish alongside the channel edge where heavy loads may be present with 25mm wide show flange.

Load Class - C250

Load class D400 also available (2mm channel thickness) – add suffix D400 to Spec. Code. A support bar is recommended in C250 and D400 applications.

 

For use with vinyl & flexible sheet flooring (SVF)

For use with vinyl and other flexible sheet material Stainless steel clamp ensures watertight connection, access to channel and outlet is easily achieved without disturbing the floor covering. Minimum grating width required = 80mm. For use with vinyl and other flexible sheet material. Has an extended flange with fixing holes, for use in timber deck.

Stainless steel clamp ensures watertight connection, access to channel and outlet is easily achieved without disturbing the floor covering, with 15mm wide show flange. Minimum grating width required = 80mm.

Load Class - A15

For use with vinyl & flexible sheet flooring (SVFE)

Has an extended flange with fixing holes, for use in timber deck, with 15mm wide show flange.

Load Class - A15

For use with vinyl & flexible sheet flooring - heavy duty (RPV)

Profile RP is available with a factory fitted PVC angle edging strip to which sheet floor covering can be butt-welded at the time of installation; such channels are particularly suited to heavy duty applications. With 27mm wide show flange.

Note: suitable only for channels with grating of minimum 25mm depth.

Load Class - C250

  • BS EN 1433 compliant
  • Load Class B125 & C250 depending on the channel type
  • Custom made channels with built in falls
  • Easily cleaned by directing a jet of water along the channel towards the outlet

Wade stainless steel grade 304 channels 1.5mm thickness have a wide range if grating options to suit all applications. Grade 316 is available on request. 

To suit particular applications channel can be custom made in grade 304 or 316, with or without fall, with a combination of different profiles, on the same or opposite side, with non standard profiles, on the same or opposite side. Non standard profiles including deep invert 'V' bottom and heavy duty versions.

Grate Options
Streamline

Reverse wedge profile incidence of blocked gratings. Suited for pedestrian areas, including barefoot zones, while providing an effective barrier at thresholds

Plain mesh

Established design with good loading characteristics and generous free area

Anti-slip mesh

Double notched bars make this grating suited for wet or greasy floors such as at abattoirs and in catering food processing and pharmaceutical industries.

Perforated

For use in shower areas, balconies etc.

Bar

Custom-made versions can be manufactured to order.

Nickel Bronze
Cast Iron
Typical Installations

Show below are some typical installations; there are many other permutations. 

NE Channel & SS5135B5 Grating

NE channel and SS5135B5 grating, shown with Q21 style 2” BSP horizontal side outlet and U1404 removable bottle trap.

NEF Channel & SS7300A5 Grating

NEF channel and SS7300A5 grating with Q14 style dropped sump and U1704 removable bell trap.

RP Channel & SN12230 Grating

RP channel and SN12230 grating, with G304LD ‘P’ trapped body (supplied with channel sealing kit).

RE Channel & SS3135A5 Grating

RE channel and SS3135A5 grating with D1004 non-trapped body and C.D10LW membrane clamping collar.

SVF Channel & SS40135A1 Grating

SVF channel and SS40135A1 grating, spaced away from wall, vinyl dressed both sides.

SVFT Channel & SS40135A1 Grating

SVFT channel (SVF with optional tile upstand) and SS40135A1 grating.

SVF Channel & SS7300A5 Grating

SVF Channel & SS7300A5 Grating, vinyl dressed both sides, with G304LD ‘P’ trapped body (supplied with channel sealing kit).

Direct Connection Outlets

Channel is available with welded-on outlets(s) for connecting directly to pipework. Outlets are generally vertical from the base but can be horizontal from the side or end. Spigot outlets (plain pipe 110mm o.d.) have standard length of 90mm.

Longer spigots are available , max 950mm, are supplied with standard outside diameter of 114mm for connection to pipework with a coupling.

Outlets smaller than 75mm / 3" are generally supplied as a female BSP threaded socket for connection to pipework having a male threaded pipework.