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ACO Drain - Outdoor Drain Grate & Outdoor Drainage Systems

When it comes to state-of-the-art outdoor drainage, ACO Drain is the name you can trust. We specialise in outdoor drain grate and channel systems that are not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing, seamlessly blending into your outdoor environment while providing effective water management.

Whether you’re looking for a drainage solution for gardens, driveways, or large commercial projects, our extensive range will have the right product for you.

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Why Choose ACO Drain for Outdoor Drainage?

  • Quality Guaranteed: Our outdoor drain grate selections are manufactured to the highest quality standards, ensuring long-lasting durability and superior performance.
  • Expert Solutions: ACO offers a wide array of outdoor drainage channels to meet your specific needs, whether for residential or commercial applications.
  • Innovation: Our advanced engineering techniques bring you the latest in outdoor drainage systems, designed for both efficiency and sustainability.

Discover the Versatility of ACO Drain Products

We offer a complete range of drainage products for buildings, urban areas and heavy infrastructure projects.

For commercial projects, our external grates and commercial trench drains are ideal. We also have a huge selection of slot drains for commercial and residential use.

All our grates are available in a variety of finishes and materials that not only perform exceptionally, and conform to AS 3996, but also look outstanding.

Outdoor Drainage Grates – Frequently Asked Questions

What are outdoor drainage grates?

Outdoor drainage grates are integral components of a trench drain system. These grates are typically designed with a series of openings that allow water to pass through into the underlying drainage system while preventing larger debris, such as leaves and twigs, from entering and potentially clogging the system. Our grates are made from stainless steel, iron, mild steel, and plastic, making them not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, blending seamlessly with the surrounding urban landscape or pavement. They are designed to withstand different loads and weather conditions, making them ideal for use in gardens, driveways, streetscapes, and large commercial projects.

What are the benefits of using drainage grates?

Using drainage grates in your outdoor spaces offers several key benefits:

  1. Effective Water Management: Drainage grates effectively collect and direct stormwater and other run-off away from areas such as driveways, pedestrian paths, and other public and private pavements. This helps prevent waterlogging and potential flooding issues.
  2. Prevention of Blockages: The design of drainage grates stops large debris, such as leaves, twigs, and trash, from entering the drainage system, reducing the chance of clogs and blockages.
  3. Safety: By preventing water from pooling and providing a slip-resistant surface, drainage grates help to reduce the risk of slip and fall accidents. This is particularly beneficial in public spaces and commercial settings.
  4. Durability and Longevity: Our outdoor drainage grates are manufactured using durable and corrosion-resistant materials. These materials are designed to withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions, providing a long-lasting drainage solution.
  5. Versatility: Available in various sizes and finishes, our outdoor drainage grates can be adapted to different project requirements. They are suitable for both urban, commercial, and heavy civil engineering installations.

What are some things to consider when selecting an outdoor drainage grate?

When selecting an outdoor drainage grate, several important factors need to be taken into consideration to ensure the right fit for your needs:

  1. Material: The material of the grate determines its durability, resistance to weather conditions, and aesthetic appeal. Options can range from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel, stainless steel to aluminum. The choice largely depends on the environment where it will be installed.
  2. Load Class: Depending on where the drain grate will be installed, it needs to withstand different load classes, from pedestrian traffic to heavy vehicles. Make sure to choose a product that can withstand the load it will be subjected to.
  3. Design: The design of the drain grate can affect its efficiency and how well it blends with the surrounding area. ACO Drain grates feature a unique profile design for superior efficiency and are available in a range of finishes to suit different landscapes. It is also important to consider implementing a high quality drain cover.
  4. Size: The size of the grate and the drainage channel should be appropriate for the volume of water expected. Channels are available in a range of sizes, allowing for optimal hydraulics and adaptability to your project requirements.
  5. Compliance: ACO Drain grates are fully compliant with Australian standards, ensuring their reliability and safety. This includes slip resistance, slot size criteria for narrow heels, and load classification.

Remember, our ACO team is always ready to assist you in helping you choose the right outdoor drainage grate for your project.

What makes ACO a leading provider of outdoor drainage grates?

ACO has over 50 years of experience in manufacturing and supplying high-quality drainage products to projects worldwide. We use corrosion-resistant materials, offer products of various sizes, and ensure all products meet Australian standards. Recognized for efficiency and durability, our grate drain systems are designed to suit all types of external and domestic requirements. We also offer project-specific services, designed to make specification, ordering, and installation easy – free of charge or obligation. To find out more, contact us now.

ACO Drain: Providing Quality Outdoor Drainage Solutions

When you choose ACO Drain, you’re not just opting for a product—you’re making a long-term investment in quality, reliability, and peace of mind. From our meticulously designed outdoor drain grate selections to our comprehensive outdoor drainage systems, we are committed to exceeding your expectations in every way. Elevate the form and function of your outdoor spaces with drainage solutions that are second to none. Trust ACO for an experience that sets the gold standard in outdoor drainage. Your path to superior outdoor water management starts and ends with us.

Explore Our Range of Products

Unlock the full potential of your outdoor spaces with ACO’s diverse product offerings, engineered for both form and function:

Grated Pits

Our grated pits provide a highly effective and durable solution for capturing and redirecting water, making them an essential component of any comprehensive outdoor drainage system.

Linear Grates

Stylish yet functional, our linear grates are designed to seamlessly blend with any outdoor environment. Choose from a variety of materials and designs to match your aesthetic and performance needs.

Project Support

Navigating the complexities of outdoor drainage can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our Project Support team is here to assist you at every step, from product selection to installation guidance, ensuring your project is a resounding success.

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KlassikDrainGeneral purpose, steel edge, modular trench system in 100mm, 200mm & 300mm internal widths

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BrickslotDiscreet drainage solution for use with brick or stone pavers up to 63mm deep

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EcoPanelA unique stormwater trench drainage solution that can also be used as a decorative design element

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PowerDrainHeavy duty iron-edged modular trench system in 100mm, 200mm & 300mm internal widths

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SlabDrainShallow trench drainage solutions for general purpose and heavy duty applications

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Grated Pits

Grated pitsFor use where an existing pavement has been finished with undulating falls for point drainage

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