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Grating Fixings

Frictional fixing clips are the most common method for fixing open mesh steel flooring. The fixing assembly consists of a universal bottom clip (Type 5), M8 hex nut, bolt and a top clip.

The top clip is interchangeable and should be selected to suit each particular open mesh flooring.



Below is a selection of our main top clips.

Note: Frictional fixings are supplied as a complete assembly unless otherwise requested.


Steel saddle top clip grating fixing
Saddle Clip
Steel SG1 top clip
SG1 Clip
Steel deep saddle clip grating fixing
Deep Saddle Clip
Steel diamond top clip
Diamond Top Clip
Steel narrow top clip grating fixings
*Narrow Top Clip






* Only suitable for 20mm ball proof Safegrid grating.

Flooring TypeSaddle ClipSG1 ClipDeep Saddle ClipNarrow ClipDiamond Clip
Safety Grating----

Panel Joining Clip

Specifications can often require that flooring panels are joined together to reduce deflection between adjacent panels. The Lionweld Kennedy joining clip has a slotted hole at both ends of the bottom clip, it is then secured using two M8 nuts, bolts and top clips of choice.

Positive Fixings

Positive fixings are used to secure the open grid flooring by bolting or firing through the steel support. This method is generally used when the steel structure is subject to excessive vibrations.

Fixing pad

35mm x 5mm pad welded to the flooring with a 10mm hole to allow the grating to be fixed directly to the supporting structure.

fixing pad

Deep saddle with a self tapping bolt

A deep saddle clip is supplied to suit the depth of grating. A self tapping bolt is then used to secure the grating to the steel support.

deep saddle self-tapping bolt grating fixing


Top Clip with Self Tapping bolt

A Narrow top lcip or a CD1 clip is supplied with a self tapping stud,  The stud is fixed to the steelwork and the top clip is secured to the stud using a countersunk bolt, positively fixing the grating in to position.

self tapping stud clip
Self Tapping Stud with CD1 Top Clip
20mm ball proof fixing clip
Self tapping Stud (20mm BP Grating)

Clip ons

To increase safety on open grid flooring and stairtreads, Lionweld Kennedy have devised a system of simple clip-on bars. These clip to the top of the steel flooring bars and provide an instant anti-slip surface – no drilling, bolting or welding required.

clip on bar

Clip-ons are also used to create a visual path along the open grid flooring for emergency escape routes. Clip-ons are usually supplied in orange for 5mm Clipons Gratingload bearing bars and red for 3mm load bearing bars.

clip on bars flooring


Contact the sales team on 01642 233299 or email sales (at) lk-uk [dot] com where an adviser would be happy to help.

Alternatively visit our FAQ page.