What you need to know when purchasing chequer plate

A Buyer’s Guide to Aluminium Chequer Plate

Discover the strength and style of aluminium chequer plate, often known as diamond plate. Because of its durability and appealing design, this flexible material is a preferred choice for flooring, wall cladding, and ornamental projects.

As you investigate the possibility of employing aluminium chequer plate for your project, you may have questions regarding the material. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding aluminium chequer plate to help you make an informed purchase.

  1. What is the composition of aluminium chequer plate?
  2. How is aluminium chequer plate manufactured?
  3. What are the advantages of using aluminium chequer plate?
  4. What thickness of aluminium chequer plate should I use?
  5. How do I care for aluminium chequer plate?
Aluminium chequer plate
1. What is the composition of aluminium chequer plate?

Aluminium chequer plate is comprised of lightweight and highly robust aluminium. Because of its corrosion resistance, aluminium is appropriate for usage in a wide range of conditions. Depending on the purpose, aluminium chequer plate is available in a variety of thicknesses and designs.

2. How is aluminium chequer plate made?

Aluminium chequer plate is created by rolling aluminium through a machine that embosses a pattern on the metal’s surface. The pattern is often in the shape of a diamond or square, but other patterns are also available. After that, the aluminium is cut to the required size and shape, and it may be further treated to increase its durability and look.

3. What are the advantages of using aluminium chequer plate?

There are a number of advantages to using aluminium chequer plate for your project, including:

  • Durability: Because aluminium chequer plate is exceptionally durable and resistant to wear and tear, it may be used in a wide range of applications.
  • Corrosion resistance: Since aluminium is naturally corrosion resistant, aluminium chequer plate is excellent for usage in outdoor and marine conditions.
  • Lightweight: As aluminium chequer plate is lighter than steel, it is easier to carry and install.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Aluminium chequer plate has an appealing look, making it appropriate for use in both decorative and practical projects.
Chequer plate installed on a bar.

4. What thickness of aluminium chequer plate should I use?


The thickness of aluminium chequer plate you should use depends on the specific application and the load-bearing capacity required. Thinner aluminium chequer plate is suitable for decorative projects, while thicker plates are needed for flooring or load-bearing applications. It is important to choose the right thickness for your project to ensure it is functional and safe.

5. How do I care for aluminium chequer plate?

To care for aluminium chequer plate, you should regularly clean it to remove dirt and grime. Use a mild detergent and water to wipe down the surface and use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the plate. You can also use a wax or polish specifically designed for aluminium to protect the surface and improve its appearance. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as
they may damage the aluminium chequer plate.

In conclusion, aluminium chequer plate is a durable and attractive material that is suitable for a variety of applications. By considering the answers to these frequently asked questions, you can make an informed decision when choosing aluminium chequer plate for your project. Proper care and maintenance of aluminium chequer plate can help to ensure it lasts for many years and maintains its attractive appearance.


Tree Pit Covers & How They Benefit You

What are tree pit covers?

Tree pit covers, tree gratings or tree grates, they have an important role to play in maintaining healthy tree pit conditions. They can also be as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional and offer a high-quality visual design statement to any outdoor public project, urban theme or even your own back garden. Tree pit covers are installed at the same level as the pavement around a tree and the intention is to protect the tree roots while reducing the chance of people tripping. 

Other benefits including allow people to walk near the trees without stepping on the soil; water and air are still able to reach the trees for continuous growth. In addition to the soil not compacting around the roots.


Tree Pit Cover

What can tree pit covers do for you?

While offering protection to the tree ball root and connecting nature to hardscape landscapes in a smooth seamless blend. Tree grates bring practicality and style together. They are a fantastic way to add finishing touches to your garden landscape, by covering up unsightly patches of soil especially those areas where plants struggle to grow. In addition to covering up those gaps where pavement surrounds certain plants and trees. 

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Our Tree Pit Cover

The modular nature of the system allows custom lengths and widths to be fabricated with choice of corner angles ideal for navigating around drainage pipes, brickwork and more. 

As a company, we pride ourselves on giving the very best service at all times. We achieve this by remaining customer-focused and driven. Many of our tree pit covers have provided solutions for our customer’s needs.

With our friendly staff and professional guidance, we remain committed to listening to our customers and responding to their requirements.


  • Provides protection for the tree trunk, branches, and leaves
  • Easy to remove the tree cover when using a lifting key
  • The tree cover helps with ongoing maintenance for trees
  • Durable for all types of seasons
  • Created pattern of choice provides easy access to water drainage
  • Resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Able to suit a variety of loading’s, from pedestrians to vehicles
  • Made to any size or shape required
  • Easily installed following our video

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Speak to a member of our team and get a quote today. Alternatively, you can order online on our website.
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Aluminium Wedge Ramps | NOW STOCKED

 We are proud to announce  Aluminium Wedge Ramps are now avaliable to be purchased online. 

For any bespoke requirements, contact our team via telephone or email to receive a quotation.

Wondered what Wedge Ramps are used for?

 Usually, they’re used as a mobility aid to overcome door thresholds or used inside industrial settings.

What is the weight capacity of these ramps?

The weight capacity of these ramps is around 60kg depending on which size you order. 

If you need a higher weight capacity, contact us with your bespoke requirements.


What thickness will these be created from?

2mm Aluminium Checker Plate.

What if I have bespoke requirements?

Send us your bespoke requirements at

If you’re unsure of what measurements you need please refer to the below drawing or contact us at +44 (0) 1922 711474.


Aluminium Threshold Door-Line Wedge Ramp Drawing | Chequer Plate Direct

A = Width, B = Length & C = Height.

If you have any questions, contact us and we can help you through the process.


Aluminium Chequer Plate Wheelchair Access Bridge Ramp

Aluminium Bridge Ramps | NOW STOCKED

We are proud to announce that Aluminium Bridge Ramps are now able to be purchased online.
Standard sizes are available at competitive prices.


Easy to setup

Design allows for incredible grip

Designed to flex onto and sit on the threshold

Lightweight and portable

No stains or corrosion

These ramps are only suitable for use as mobility aids

What are these Threshold Bridge Ramps used for? 

These Aluminium Bridge Ramps are used to allow mobility access over door thresholds. Please measure the height of the threshold and choose your standard sizes accordingly. We range from 40mm Load Height to 100mm Load Height.

What thickness are these ramps? What is the weight capacity?

The weight capacity of these ramps is 60kg. We rely on the Door Threshold to take most of the weight, the ramp itself with have rubber struts to prevent it slipping and moving when in use. We currently manufacture in 2mm, this means if not used correctly the 2mm Thickness will bend however, if used on a threshold this thickness will be sufficient



What if I have custom requirements?

Send us your bespoke requirements at

If you’re unsure of what measurements you need 

please refer to the below drawing or contact us at +44 (0) 1922 711474.

A = Width, E = Load Height, C = Bridge Length, B + C + D = Overall Length.


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