SMC Ecolites





SMC Ecolites are light-weight, replacing concrete that could be over 10 times heavier. With lifting weights well under OH&S guidelines, SMC Ecolites offer safe and convenience access for maintenance workers.


Available in class B and class C of AS3996:2019, SMC Ecolites are far stronger than concrete lids, meaning no need for regular maintenance and replacement.


Secured using locating pins or lift-weight reducing hinges, SMC Ecolites are secured to their frame, preventing dislodgement. Featuring an anti-slip pattern and with OH&S compliant lifting weight, SMC Ecolites offer a safe pit lid alternative to concrete lids.


SMC Ecolite Types & Options

SMC Ecolite lids are stocked in a variety of sizes to suit industry standard pits.  


SMC Ecolite lids are available to suit standard pit sizes shown in the table below.


Standard sized SMC Ecolites suit pits in most municipalities.  Some municipalities have unique sizes pits, so in addition, SMC Ecolites are stocked in sizes to suit standard pits in the municipalities of City of Boroondara, City of Stonnington and the City of Knox.

Junction frames are used for junction pits, while side entry frames are generally used for side entry pits with a concrete or steel lintel support at the front.

Standard SMC Ecolite lids are available in green, grey and charcoal colours, with select additional colours also available.


Generally, lid colours are recommended for the following settings:


Green: lawns, nature strips, garden beds.

Grey: footpaths, light-coloured concrete and exposed aggregate areas.

Charcoal: darker concretes and exposed aggregates.

Sandstone: beach areas (note: sandstone colour only available for 900x600mm internal lids).

Pit Sizes Available

Feature Product

SMC Ecolites for EDCM, GAA & IDM Authorities

In a move designed to standardise drainage infrastructure across Melbourne’s growth areas, many councils have adopted the designs of the EDCM (Engineering Design & Construction Manual), GAA (Growth Area Autority) and IDM (Infrastructure Design Manual).


R&S Grating stock all EDCM, GAA and IDM products, offering very competitive package pricing for new estates.  In addition 

Orifice & Detention Pits

SMC Ecolites for Residential Retention Pits

With a large range of sizes available, SMC Ecolites are ideal for covering orifice and detention pits, allowing light and easy access for maintenance, while providing a strong and trafficable lid.


Available in green for garden beds and lawns, grey for concrete and charcoal for asphalt and darker exposed aggregates, SMC Ecolites can be easily paired with an R&S Grating EGAL or Eco-weaved grate to complete the detention system.


Contact us today or email through your plans and our Estimating team will recommend a solution and prepare a quote.

Charcoal coloured SMC Ecolite used for a detention system. Another quality install from Elcon Concrete.