Channel Grates

Linear Drain Channel Grates

When it comes to functional and attractive outdoor drainage solutions, it is hard to go past Auswave Products’ channel grates.

Channel grates (also called strip drains, trench drains or line drainage) are a part of a linear drainage system. Our channel grated drains feature a stainless steel drainage channel covered by a HEELGUARD wedgewire stainless steel grate.

Our Australian-made grates are an industrial quality outdoor drainage solution suitable for both civil, commercial and residential settings. They are particularly popular for driveways, modern pool surrounds, patios, and professional landscapes.

Benefits of Auswave Products’ Channel Grates

Landscaping and outdoor drains have unique requirements. They can be subjected to deluges of rain, baking sun, frost, and in the midst of all that, have to look attractive! It is a high target to reach and many products on the market fall short in these departments.

We are confident in the superior quality of our stainless steel outdoor channel drains, and that they supply both the style and substance required in even the most manicured of gardens, or harshest of environments. Here are just some of the many benefits they supply for outdoor drainage:


First and foremost, our channel grates offer a functional stormwater and surface drainage solution.

Durable and strong

Our marine grade stainless steel channel and grates are corrosion resistant, long lasting and heavy duty.

Heel safe 

Our channel grates provide a fine grill, preventing heels, little fingers or paws from getting stuck.

For further peace of mind, our stainless steel channel grates install flush with the surrounding flooring or ground surface, so there is nothing to trip over or fall into.

Temperature resistant

Inert to temperature fluctuations, our channels and grates will not crack with frost or high temperatures (UV Stable).


Our stainless channel drains can be used in isolation or combined with multiple other grates, in a number of configurations.

Need something bespoke? We also offer custom grates.


Our channel drain grates are not only attractive in and of themselves, they can also help create a seamless look for a stunning landscape.

Channel Drain System Applications

Channel grates can be used with a variety of flooring or ground surface, stone or ceramic tiles or pavers, gravel and pebbles, lawns. They can be installed along a wall, or be “free-standing”

Our channel grates can be found in:

  • Backyards
  • Pool areas (residential, commercial, luxury hotels – see pool grating)
  • Council parks and other municipal spaces
  • Botanical gardens, golf courses
  • Driveways (see driveway grates)

Corners, Curves and Custom Channel Grates

Landscaping is a creative task, and often, this requires solutions that fall outside of standard ranges. Whether you need custom lengths, corners or curves, we can help with all your channel grating needs.

We will work with you to ensure that you have the perfect drainage solution for your landscaping or outdoor project.

See also custom grates

For stunning architectural looks, and a strong, long-lasting drainage solution, choose Auswave Products’ Australian-made channel drainage products. Don’t take the risk with cheaper versions.

Contact our team of helpful drainage specialists.

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Require Outdoor Channel and Grates for Drainage?

Our stainless steel channel drains provide an attractive and durable landscaping drainage solution. Find out more by contacting our team!

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