Company Profile

The Richards Family who own Patent Products are no strangers to manufacturing.

In 1926 their engineer grandfather started an engineering company Richards & Co in Brisbane which specialised in valve design and manufacturing, supplying to refineries and the pipeline gas industry. The company created such an interest that was acquired by international interests in the sixties.

Patent Products, established in 1970,  was the first to initiate the concept of channel drain and grate combination. Through constant research and development, the design has been updated and is very popular for its strength and reliability.

In meeting the market demand, the company widened extensively their range of steel galvanised grates and frames to satisfy the needs of domestic, commercial, industrial and civil engineering market.

The current range of steel galvanised grates inludes:

Trench grates and frames

Angle sided grates

Sump grates and frames

Heel guard non slip grates

Bicycle safe Road Gully grates and frames certified to AS 3996

Raised Field Inlet Grates

Dome Style Grates

Custom made grates and frames

All types of grates and frames can be made in stainless steel Grade 304 or 316 and aluminium.

Patent Products is proudly associated with Australian Made compaign and uses Australian material and labour in its Brisbane Factory at Northgate. We send grates all over Queensland, to Sydney and Melbourne and Australia wide.

Our company was the first one to obtain certified product licence for its bicycle safe galvanised steel Road Gully Grates and Frames, manufactured to AS 3996,  embracing all three requirements: wheel loading, bicycle safety and self locking device when the grate is moved to an open position.

With the members of third generation of the family participating in running the business, Patent Products’ future is rest assured.