Large Watertight Chamber with Modular Cover

As part of a major London construction project a fully watertight load bearing chamber was required to house 5 hydraulic pumps to operate access bollards. In order to house the units, allow room for cabling and access for maintenance the chamber needed to be 1800 x 1200 mm with a depth of 1000mm. Full access to the chamber would be required irregularly for maintenance/pump replacement. Forecourt's answer was a load bearing chamber sized to suit with a watertight modular composite cover. The cover consisted of six 750 x 750 composite modules fitted within a galvanised steel frame with removable load bearing beams.

In the final installation all the installation the hydraulic lines and power control cables will enter the chamber through seal ducts to prevent water ingress. Should you have a requirement for similar chamber please contact Forecourt who will be happy to custom design a product to meet your needs.


HMPS to use Stabiloc for Manhole Security

Security is always paramount in secure locations such as prisons so when risk assessments highlighted the need to prevent unauthorised access to sewers and underground infrastructure within HMP Stafford Forecourt Solutions were approached to suggest some secure solutions whilst maintaining access for authorised maintenance and keeping within manual handling guidelines. The solution adopted was a specially adapted lightweight high strength composite manhole cover with Stabiloc security system installed. The Stabiloc system not only secures the cover it incorporates a tamper evident seal which indicates attempted unauthorised removal.


If you have a requirement for secure covers or gratings over your infrastructure Forecourt Solutions has a range of cost effective options to meet your requirements.

Northumbrian Water choose Composite Covers

Following a spate of thefts from remote unmonitored sites Northumbrian Water recently approached Forecourt Solutions with a view to replacing their cast and Ductile iron covers on such unsecure locations. Forecourt have now completed the supply to a number of these installations using its modular range of composite covers and frames. They are particularly suited to such applications as they are not stolen for their scrap iron value which has increased more than 20% in the last 6 months. Composite covers now offer a cost effective quick to install alternative to traditional covers in such non-roadway applications.


If you are having a theft problem with covers in a remote location please contact Forecourt as they have a range of options to solve most theft problems.

ECO Build London 

To further reinforce Forecourts growing involvement in Green Energy projects with a range of new and adapted products we will be exhibiting at ECOBuild at London's Excel centre. Central to the stand will be our Ground Source Heat manifold chamber which will be supported by the existing ChamberTite range of Pipe,Duct and Cable entry solutions. Please come along and see us on stand S7155.
Should you require assistance with extrance tickets etc please give us a call prior to the event.


Frankfurt, Germany 14 -19th September 2010. Hall 10.0 Stand A95

We are pleased to be able to announce that once again Forecourt will be exhibition at Automechanika the No1 show with Europe for petroleum equipment and car maintenance. Within our greatly expanded and enhanced display will be the full range of Forecourt Solutions products including manhole covers incorporating the new DirtSTOP Manhole Cover Range, Modular Covers and our growing general construction cover range. In addition we will be displaying our all new ChamberTite Testable Tank and Dispenser Sump range which includes the best selling electrical drawpit products. ChamberTite Pipe & Electrical Conduit Seal Range will also be on display including our new 4" and 6" pipe entry boots.


We look forward to discussing your requirements for the complete fuel system which we are now able to offer from a single source.

Should you require assistance with your entry visa or entrance ticket we are available to help.

For further information please follow this link to the Automechanika Website:

ChamberTite Dispenser Sumps (Posted 16th August 2010)

Forecourt Solutions is pleased to announce the release of our own range of ChamberTite Dispenser Sumps to assist the installation of pipework beneath petroleum dispensers. The dispenser sumps are suitable for use in both suction and pressure applications

Features & Benefits

  • Wide throat to simplify installation by improving access
  • Optional dispenser mounting frame
  • Support structure for riser support or shear valve mounting. Width adjustable to ease installation.
  • Water and fuel tight entries to prevent site contamination using ChamberTite range of entry boots

 Design Concept

 Each ChamberTite dispenser sump is designed to provide flexibility to install a range of dispenser sizes. The sump is moulded from polyethylene which provides a

Available stock sizes

The main dispenser sump sizes will be available from our rotationally moulded range, we will however also be able to supply 1-10 off units to any size using our fabricated solution. 
Please specify the dispenser/pump type and number of fuel grades in your request.

We will be pleased to quote you for any other sizes that you may require. 

Our standard colours are yellow or natural but we can offer an extensive range of colours to meet your requirements. 


Another New Entry Boot added to ChamberTite Range 6" or 160 mm Boot (Posted 16th August 2010)

Forecourt are pleased to be able to announce the availability of a further addition to their best selling Flexible Entry Boot range. The CTB-0600 is a 140-165 mm (6") pipe and conduit entry boot for sealing pipe entries into sealed chambers. This new pipe seal joins the comprehensive existing range which will be also further enhanced to incorporate a 6" boot shortly. Available ex-stock shortly.

For further information please download the product datasheet and installation instructions available below or see the full range on the
Entry Boots
section of our website.

Entry Boot Datasheet Download

Entry Boot Installation Instructions Download

New Lightweight Composite Manhole Covers (posted 14th July 2010)

New 900 mm Circular & 750 mm Square join CompositeCovers range
CC0900D400_-1         CC7575D400-1

Forecourt Solutions CompositeCovers range of lightweight high strength manhole covers sees the arrival of its two newest covers.  First to be introduced are a 900 mm circular and 750 mm square. These will shortly be joined by other sizes to enhance the range. Each cover within the range will feature our new HEX non-slip pattern and a range of security features to prevent cover and theft from your underground infrastructure. Covers, frames and optional installation skirts will be made from composite high strength material to provide market leading functionality. These units will feature Forecourts unique DirtStop seal technology to prevent the ingress of dust and debris into the sealing face of the manhole cover and are further fitted with quality watertight compression seals. As with all Forecourt products customers will benefit from high quality yet excellent affordability.

Soon to be added to the range are a 210 x 300 clear opening rectangular cover and 300, 400 and 600 mm circular manhole covers.

Our 900 mm cover is specifically designed to be compatable with our ChamberTite tank sump below and reflects our Solutions ethos of providing customers with high quality end to end engineered products to solve the challenges within the forecourt and general civil engineering marketplaces.

Ask for a quote or come and see the product either at Automechanika 2010 in Frankfurt 14th-19th September or at The Infrastrcture Show at the NEC Birmingham between 18th-20th October.

New Wide Base DrawPit introduced to ChamberTite Range (posted 28th June 2010)

The new CTS1150-1150 Draw Pit chamber provides a simple quick and watertight solution to your requirements for a greater than 1m x 1m drawpit chamber.
Shipped in three sections to ease installation before simple assembly and backfill to your desired burial depth. Manufactured out of high grade polyethylene which will not corrode or deteriorate in the wet alkaline or acid situations. A range of two base heights and three site adjustable riser heights provide flexibility to meet your installation requirements.

For further information please download our new datasheet here

For a dimensional drawing of the DrawPit Chamber download here CTS1150-1150-1_Assembly_Explosion.pdf

The unit can be either installed beneath our own 900 mm clear opening lightweight high strength composite cover CC0900D400 or traditional cast iron manhole covers.

We can also provide a wide range of flexible entry boots to facilitate the watertight entry of ducts into the Draw Pit chamber.

For further information please download the product datasheet and installation instructions available below or see the full range on the
Entry Boots section of our website.

New 4" Entry Boot added to ChamberTite Range (posted 8th June 2010)


Forecourt are pleased to be able to announce the availability of a further addition to their best selling Flexible Entry Boot range. The CTB-0400 is a 100 -115 mm (4") pipe and conduit entry boot for sealing pipe entries into sealed chambers. This new pipe seal joins the comprehensive existing range which will be also further enhanced to incorporate a 6" boot shortly.

For further information please download the product datasheet and installation instructions available below or see the full range on the
Entry Boots section of our website.

Entry Boot Datasheet Download

Entry Boot Installation Instructions Download

Forecourt to exhibit at Infrastructure Show - NEC Birminham UK (posted 7th June 2010)

Forecourt will be exhibiting at the Infrastructure Show linked to Buildex between 18-20th October 2010. The decision to exhibit was based upon Forecourt involvement in many large scale capital projects within the UK including Dockland railway extension in preparation for the Olympics, upgrading of the of parts of the London Underground and many school and hospital redevelopment projects. Forecourts products such as composite manhole covers and watertight drawpit chamber are increasingly been specified by architects to solve water ingress issues into underground cabiling infrastructures including LV electrics, Fibre optics, Intranets and wire networks. Forecourts one stop shop providing complete solutions has been warmly received as addressing longterm operation water and vermin ingress issues within such installations.

We look forward to welcoming both specifiers, existing and new customers to our stand number IC20 in Hall 5 on 18-20th October.

New Warehouse & Administration Offices for Forecourt Solutions

In December 2009 Forecourt Solutions completed the move of their warehouse and administration departments into new facility in Somerset, UK. The new facility provides additional storage for the ever expanding range of products available from Forecourt.

Nick Hugh Forecourt's Managing Director says "The move to the new facility further enhances Forecourt Solutions ability to respond to customer requests, it means we can now stock more product to ensure that we continue to meet our ethos BEST PRODUCT, BEST PRICE & BEST SERVICE. We look forward to being able to meet all our customer old and new in the new facility which has excellent communications and transport links for UK customers with it proximity to the M5 motorway via junction 24 and customers and distributors further afield with Bristol Airport only some 30 mins away. "

Forecourt Solutions offers an extensive range of lightweight high strength manhole covers, containment chambers and water tight fittings and couplings under its world renound brands of and

New Address and Contact Information;

Forecourt Solutions Ltd
Unit F, Thistle Park,
Crossways Road,
Showground Business Park,
Bridgwater, Somerset, 
TA6 6LS, UK.
Switchboard: 44 (0) 1278 42 88 33
Facsimile: 44 (0) 1278 45 98 08

Environ Europe Ltd Design Rights Acquired

Forecourt Solutions are pleased to announce the acquistion of the intellectual property and design rights of Environ Europe Ltd. This acquistition will enable Forecourt to extend our ChamberTite range to include many of the successful field proven chamber designs sold by Environ Europe throught EMEA since the mid 1990's. These new products will be introduced inline with Forecourt's ethos of "Cost Effective Products"

NEW Datasheet Released- ChamberTite Draw Pit Chambers

Forecourt are pleased to be able to release their new Datasheet for the ChamberTite DrawPit range. This comprehensive information sheet includes dimensional information and a overview of the complete package including covers, chambers, entry boots, locking systems and liftsticks.
Drawpit_Datasheet_1 Drawpit_Datasheet_2

Download your copy here: ChamberTite_Electrical_Draw_Pit.pdf

We will be pleased to provide priced quotations to suit your project requirements.

Another NEW PRODUCT Released- ChamberTite Draw Pit Chambers


Forecourt Solutions are pleased to announce the addition of Draw Pits and Access Chambers to the ever growing ChamberTite range of products. The ChamberTite range of DrawPits is available in a range of sizes to suit most applications and to make even to most difficult projects easy we can offer a custom design service to suit any application. Each chamber is a combination of polyethylene chamber interfaced to a suitably sized cover from the CompositeCovers range. Requirements for large chambers can be met by utalising modular manhole covers with free access being achieved by the use of removable support beams. Chambers can be divided in sections to allow single chambers to be used for most than one cabling solution.

Common chamber sizes of 450 and 600 mm will be usually be held in stock to meet urgent requirements however special sizes and larger quantities will be manufactured to order.



Features and Benefits

Cost effective off the shelf solution

High quality polyethylene chamber with or without bases

Watertight options

Chambers can be devided into sections if required

Range of conduit and duct seals to suit most applications

Composite manhole covers with security options if required

Range of load ratings available from A15 to D400

Colours to suit customer requirements

Suitable for direct burial without the need for concrete shuttering

Quick to install, simple to cut for conduit and duct entrie

Non slip covers can be customised to customer requirements


NEW PRODUCT Range Released - ChamberTite Entry Boot Released


We are pleased to be able to announce the release of the new ChamberTite Entry Boot Range. The range provides a comprehensive range of boots for pipe sizes from 3/4" to 6", for pipe monitoring and electrical cable and duct sealing. Available sizes of entry boots


Should you however require a size not shown please contact us. Further information on this range is available here Entry Boots

Forecourt Solutions will be exhibiting at the following exhibitions this year;

Forecourt Solutions to attend at Automechanika Istanbul 15th-18th April 2009

Automechanika Istanbul is the largest trade fair for Petroleum Upstream and Downstream Equipment, Technology and Services in the Eurasian region. Forecourt Solutions will attend this years between the 15th -18th April alongside our progressive distributor Interpet. The composite covers range has previously received considerable interest from all sections within the buoyant Turkish petroleum market, particularly of interest was the cost effective water resistant range for ancillary uses upon forecourts. At this years exhibition we will have not only the extended Forecourt Range on display but also our single and modular construction cover range and grates. We will also be diplaying for the first time our new low cost high security locking system. Please see either Tuten or Martin on the Interpet stand.

CC35-35-100KN-3   CM880-800-2-100KN-5   CG40-30-100KN-6

   Construction Industry Cover                                                 Modular Site Configurable Cover                                                               Composite Grates




Frankfurt, Germany. Opening Hours 2008

September 16 - 21, 2008

Sept 16- Sept 20. 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Sept 21.              9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Forecourt Solutions will be exhibiting at the following exhibitions this year;

Come and visit us on stand D12 in Hall 10.0 at Europes leading forecourt equipment exhibition. On display will be our growing market leading range of composite manhole covers and our new ChamberTite® range of containment products.

Visitor Center: Prices, Catalogue

Dayticket (in advance)
Dayticket (box office)
Season ticket (in advance)
Season ticket (box office)
Day ticket reduced (Students)
21,00 EUR
30,00 EUR
40,00 EUR
56,00 EUR
  8,00 EUR


We would be pleased to assist you with your vist to the exhibition. Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

New Lockable Dip Port on 900 mm Inspection Port Cover


Forecourt Solutions are pleased to announce the release of their new lockable inspection port cover. As a result of requests from our extensive distributor network we have introduced the lockable inspection port to reduce the risk of product theft by siphoning through unsecured direct filling points. Believed to be unique on the market once again Forecourt Solutions are addressing the needs of the worldwide petroleum forecourt industry.

Interest in this new development is great and first orders are now being shipped to distributor chain.

For further information contact your local distributor.



Replacement Cover Trial underway

Ok Station DenmarkForecourt Solutions is pleased to be trialling a cover replacement technique using the existing manhole cover frame.

Nick Hugh Forecourt Solutions Managing Director says "site disruption during failed cover replacement is a major issue to forecourt availability for fuel sales. In this trial we are testing the ability to minimise site disruption by utalising existing manhole cover frames and specially prepared covers to suit. We believe there are many oil companies worldwide who will be interested in cover replacement utalising existing frames to minimise site downtime" For further information on this exciting new opportunity please contact Forecourt Solutions and we will be pleased to discuss ways to provide you with a cost effective high quality solution.

New English & Spanish Installation Instructions now available













Our new Spanish language installation instructions are now available for downloading. Should you require installation instructions in any other language please contact us.

Forecourt Solutions to attend PEI Exhibition in Atlanta

peilogo125x100Forecourt Solutions will this year be attending the ever popular PEI/Nacs exhibition and conference in Atlanta between 7 - 9th November 2007. Nick Hugh of Forecourt stated "we look forward to having the opportunity to meet many of our large network of international distributors at the show and refresh aquaintances with engineers from the many international oil companies in attendance.

Exhibition/Trade Show Opening Times

7th November - 12.00 - 17.30 hrs

8th November - 12.00 - 17.30 hrs

9th November - 09.00 - 13.30 hrs

For conference program please see our exhibitions page.


Forecourt Solutions Exhibit at Automechanika Istanbul

AutomechanikaIstanbulPetroleum the largest trade fair for Petroleum Upstream and Downstream Equipment, Technology and Services in the Eurasian region was recently held alongside the ever successful Automechanka in Istanbul. Forecourt Solutions attended this years exhibition for the first time alongside our new distributor Interpet. The composite covers range received considerable interest from all sections within the buoyant Turkish petroleum market, particularly of interest was the cost effective water resistant range for ancillary uses upon forecourts. This years exhibition was also well attended by visitors from throughout the Eurasian region.

SwiftLift in UseSwiftLift 1SwiftLift Fibrelite flush cover






         SwiftLift & CompositeCovers                      SwiftLift & telecoms cover                        SwiftLift & Fibrelite cover

On display at this years event was the New SwiftLift manhole cover lift-stick which is designed to be compatible with a huge range of Forecourt Solutions and Third Party covers.

The extensive Forecourt Solutions cover range can also be seen at Stacja Paliw (Poland), PEI-Nacs (USA) and other exhibitions worldwide this year contact Nick Hugh for further information.

New Composite Covers Brochure Released



Forecourt Solutions are pleased to announce the release of their new CompositeCovers brochure. This much revised and updated range includes the newly introduced 900mm circular clear opening cover and versions incorporating inspection ports.

Either download your copy here 

or request printed copies via our contact us page.

Accident Highlights the need for Manhole Cover Security

A MAN was badly hurt as he walked along a badly lit alley and plunged into a 6ft-deep manhole whose cover had been removed by vandals. Innovia Films worker Richard Carruthers, 54, of Park Road, Wigton, Cumberland, was on his way to work in darkness at 5am on Sunday when he stumbled into the manhole. His leg was shattered so badly the bone was seen protruding through the skin. In agony and freezing conditions, he managed to haul himself from the hole and crawl back home. Stabiloc 911

For further information read the full article;

This accident was avoidable had the cover been fitted with Stabiloc the vandals would not have been able to remove the cover. Read more about Stabiloc under Safety.



 Forecourt Solutions become member of Petroleum Equipment Institute



Forecourt Solutions Ltd is pleased to announce their acceptance into the membership of the Petroleum Equipment Institute. The mission of the PEI is to be the leading authority and source of information for the petroleum handling equipment industry. Martin Shanks, Operations Director of Forecourt Solutions said "We are very pleased to have been recommended for membership to the Petroleum Equipment Institute it is great for the products we offer to be recognised by this world leading organisation"




Forecourt Solutions cover obtains Class D from Melbourne Testing Services - Australia



Forecourt Solutions are pleased to announce that their CC0900C250 900mm circular manhole covers has been tested and successfully passed the Class D Australian standard.

This new approval joins the many approvals  that have  all ready been issued for the CompositeCovers range and further reinforces its position as the cover range of choice for many clients.

Shipman King PTY Ltd of West Heidelberg will be pleased to provide quotations for the newly approved product. Please contact Nigel Howlett




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