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Project: Tropical Landscaping Ltd Tiled Patio

A beautiful patio deserves an aesthetic manhole cover.

When you have designed a patio, the last thing you want is to have a manhole cover ruin the view. Because of that, recessed manhole covers are perfect since you can use the same infill as the surrounding area. They can be manufactured in different materials for various purposes. At Alusthetic, our recessed manhole covers are made from 99% aluminium, sturdy and aesthetically appealing. Check out our recessed manhole covers in action and see what other customers think about them.

Project Review

Tropical Landscaping Ltd had completed a patio project including the installation of three Alusthetic aluminium recessed manhole covers. They applied the dolomite French limestone porcelain paving first, then cut out the manhole cover area. This way, the pattern on the manhole cover will match the surface around it. The aluminium profile of the manhole covers complemented the French limestone.
Patio In Progress Around Manhole Cover
Aluminium Recessed Manhole Cover With Limestone Slab
Patio With Recessed Manhole Cover In The Middle
Previous Next Before applying the finish layer to the cover, partially fill with screed into the recess of the cover, this is usually concrete. This layer will give the cover some weight and create a flat platform to apply the top paving layer. One of the manhole covers was located at a corner of a pattern where it went across three materials. Lining up the pattern is an important step to integrate the manhole cover into the overall design. Image credit: Tropical Landscaping Ltd

Align The Manhole Cover With The Surface

As well as the surface pattern, aligning the manhole cover itself with the pattern can also give a pleasant look. It can be done easily by planning it in during your design stage. If you want to go the extra mile, design the manhole cover to be part of the pattern!

Aluminium Recessed Manhole Covers

Alusthetic covers come in either double-sealed or triple-sealed and are available in various sizes, from 150mm x 150mm to 1000mm x 1000mm, as well as depth sizes of 40mm, 60mm, and 80mm. If none of those meets your request, you can always go bespoke. Contact us at for more support.