Floor Hatches

Surespan Inc are a leading custom manufacturer of basement hatches, floor doors and floor access. We can custom make them to any size and to a variety of applications and finishes. They can be recessed to take a flooring material or flush with a tread plate lid. Glass floor doors can also be specified in private residential buildings.


Presidential Palace

86no Recessed floor hatches were supplied for the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace with marble pavers in laid into the lid.

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Yale University

Surespan designed and manufactured a 9f t x 15ft stainless steel flush floor hatch. The floor door has been reinforced to support a live slow moving wheel load of 17 ton.

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St Bartholomew's Hospital

This historic hospital in City of London was founded in 1123! This 20' x 6'' Lift out allowed new MRI scanner and other large pieces of medical equipment to be safely craned in.

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Double Door Floor Door

This double door was supplied adjacent a side walk and allowed plant to be replaced in the basement below.

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Westfield Shopping Mall

A large doube door to suit an opening of 21' x 15' for use with a scissor lift to move vehicles into a showroonm on the second floor

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Recessed Roof Deck

A wonderful addition to any roof deck to open up the space. These recessed floor doors look neat and tidy when closed but open up to provide easy access.

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Our Floor Hatches can be manufactured to suit your project requirements, find a brief specification below.

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Floor Hatch product downloads including data sheets, drawings and BIM models.


Most frequent questions our customers ask.
Yes! We can custom make floor doors to suit any size. These can be as offered single or multipart covers. Our Record? A massive 27′-5″x 15′-2″. Got something bigger in mind? Let us know!

We can provide a floor hatch with a recessed tray to take flooring infills from ½ inch to 4” allowing the door to blend in with the surrounding flooring whether it be wooden decking, ceramic tiles or concrete. There is a brushed stainless-steel top trim but if desired a hidden edge hatch frame can be manufactured.

All our floor hatches can be manufactured with a fire rating of up to 4 hours for integrity to BS EN 1634 and UL-EU Approved.

Floor doors can be made to be acoustic rated to reduce the sound transmission between floors ideal in musical venues, concert halls and other areas.

Our custom floor hatches can be offered with gas spring assisted opening, electric opening and hydraulic actuators. Gas spring are generally for smaller sizes while electric is ideal for residential properties. Larger floor doors will need to be operated by hydraulic cylinders which are operated by a hand pump or an electrically driven pump. We can also offer lift out covers where lids can be hoisted out.

All our hatches are made to order but our helpful sales team are happy to guide you through the specification process to ensure all requirements are met. Get in touch.

Our floor hatches have an integral drainage channel whereby any water that passes through our double EPDM seals do not fall directly into the opening, it is collected in the drainage channel which can be supplied with a ¾” pipe adaptor to drain the water off or away from any sensitive equipment.

Our engineers can design for most scenarios where a slow-moving wheel load is present including H-20 and HS-20 equivalent loadings. Point loads can also be accommodated whereby a single point of pressure is likely to be applied. If you have a PSF requirement then let us know!

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Some of our prestigious projects worldwide.

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