Yes, although some project drawings may not specify composite pit lids almost all Victorian councils and many interstate councils specify them for use. Contact our sales team if you want to confirm Terra Firma access covers are approved for use in your specific project.
Although the initial outlay for composite covers is slightly higher than old-fashioned concrete or iron covers, the savings made in ease of transport and handling, reduced installation time, OHS, reduced maintenance costs and traffic disruption quickly outweigh the initial cost difference. Composite covers are significantly lighter and more durable than old-fashioned materials. Terra Firma covers can be safely and easily lifted by one person which eliminates the need for heavy lifting equipment and streamlines installation times. On top of all this our covers eliminate the need to replace damaged covers at your own expense before the project is handed over simply because someone drove over a concrete cover and smashed it.
B Class – Pedestrian and Walkways (Light Duty)
C Class – Incidental Traffic (Medium Duty)
D Class – In Roads (Heavy Duty)
E Class – Highways (Heavy Duty)
Please contact our sales team if you need more information.
The difference is mainly in the manufacturing process. Terra Firma Endurotek is our most popular range as it comes in standard sizes and as a result can be produced more affordably. The Terra Firma Classic range can be manufactured in any colour, size, shape and configuration and to most strength, slip, chemical resistance and fire ratings.
Yes, we can make any size and colour lids as well as most class ratings. Please visit our Terra Firma custom products page for more information
We can ship our standard range within 48 hours or less of receiving an order but a custom lid takes a bit longer. Manufacture could take anywhere from 4-8 Weeks depending on the quantity and complexity of the order and commences after payment has been received.
There are a wide mixture of different installation methods depending on the type of cover, the application it is being used for and the local environment it will be installed in. For recommendations on the most appropriate installation recommendation for your specific circumstances please contact our sales team who will provide you with the most appropriate resource (video’s, brochures etc) for your needs.
Terra Firma B-Class light duty pit lids have been in active use for over 25 years in many locations without issue and come with a manufacturer's warranty. Our heavy duty D and E- Class covers come with an extra 15 year full product guarantee.
No, Terra Firma access covers are not made from plastic. Our pit lids are composite fibreglass which is much stronger and much more durable than plastic. Unlike plastic, our pit lids meet fire and smoke regulations, and can be used safely in heavy traffic areas as well as in corrosive and enclosed environments.
We ship most standard orders within 24 hours. However, depending on the urgency, the size, the timing and the complexity of the order, dispatch can take from 4 hours to 5 working days.
We have a wide range of frame configurations to suit a variety of applications. Some of our standard frame options can be found under the ‘technical’ tab for each individual product. However, these are not our only frame options. If you can’t see a frame option suitable for your needs please contact our sales team who will be able to offer information on the best frame for your specific application and location..
Yes, we regularly deliver Australia-wide. Delivery to Melbourne Metro for up to 10 standard covers is $70 + GST. For all other areas we provide a quotation on request.
Yes, same-day pick-up is available for in-stock items in Victoria. Our interstate stockists can also offer a pick-up service depending on which products you require. Please contact our sales team to arrange for pick-up and to confirm the product you require is in-stock.
Yes, we make regular crane-truck deliveries. Please contact our sales team if you would like to book this service.
Yes, you can track your shipping order. Please contact our sales team to book this service.
Warehouse: Monday - Thursday 7am - 4pm and Friday 7am - 2.30pm
Office: Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4pm.
We are closed weekends.
Yes, we have resellers in Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia.
For more information or to discuss becoming an authorised reseller, please contact our sales team.
We can offer measure and install services for some unique one-off or particularly complex projects. We also provide take-off services for pit schedules to our regular customers. Contact our sales team if you require take-off, or measure and quote services and to discuss options.
Yes, our manhole covers are lockable for extra protection. They can be opened with a range of standard keys. To see keys that open the lids you are interested in view the ‘related products’ under each of our products in the ‘Products’ section.