“Cathedral” Grating for NDS Mini Channel

Chester Cathedral


Trench Drain Systems expanded its decorative offering for NDS Mini Channel with a new pattern of bronze and aluminum grating. The design, borrowed from Chester Cathedral in Chester, England, is heel-proof, subdued and stylish. It adds a solemn aesthetic to the hardscape and hints of a yearning for the innocence of old.

Chester Cathedral Iron Grate

Trench Grating seen at the Chester Cathedral in England

Chester Cathedral, previously Saint Werburgh’s Benedictine Abbey, was built in the 10th century on the site of a church founded in part by the infamous Lady Godiva.  The grating shown below was probably installed during a major rebuilding that occurred in the 1900s.

Bronze Age Grates

Trench Drain Systems added theCathedralgrate to their Bronze Age decorative grating product line, which now includes over twenty-five different grating patterns. Including a standard slotted grate and several perforated grate patterns. Most of the decorative grates are available in bronze and aluminum. 

Bronze Age Cathedral Grate

The bronze grates are available in a brushed, natural or aluminum finish.

The aluminum grates are made from a corrosion resistant alloy and are marine grade providing a salt water resistant grate option near coastal areas and salt water pools.

Each grate lends itself well to drainage applications in elegant outdoor living spaces and swimming pool decks.  With two counter sunk holes allowing the grate to screw into the NDS Mini Channel, these grates are secure for even the most trafficked areas. The channel is manufactured from a durable lightweight polyolefin plastic and is UV protected. It features straight walls with a hollow, honeycomb architecture. Channels join together via couplers, which ensures a smooth connection that promotes drainage, while avoiding debris making it ideal for multiple applications.

This versatile system is completely customizable. With clean 90° and 45° angles, as well as T-sections available, you may create a drainage plan to meet many specifications.

Trench Drain Systems has the ability to custom fabricate corners, tees as well as side and bottom outlets with all Mini Channel grating options in its Fremont, Ohio manufacturing facility.

The experts at TDS can help you find the right drains to fit your plan and budget. Contact us for a free quote or for further information on drainage solutions visit TrenchDrain.com or DrainageKits.com

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

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