F.A.Q.

Find answers to all your questions about our GRP solutions and services on our comprehensive FAQ page. Discover insights, tips, and expert guidance to enhance your understanding of GRP technology and its applications. Explore common queries and solutions tailored to your needs.

GRP Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page, your go-to resource for answers to common queries about our GRP products and services. Whether you’re a new visitor seeking information or a long-time customer looking for clarification, this page is designed to provide clear and concise responses to address your most common enquiries. Explore the sections below to find valuable insights that can enhance your experience with us. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to our dedicated support team for personalised assistance.

GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Plastic, a composite material made of plastic reinforced with fine glass fibres. It is known for its strength, durability, and versatility.

GRP is used in a wide range of applications, including but not limited to construction, wastewater treatment, data centres, automotive, marine, railway, and infrastructure projects.

GRP offers comparable strength to steel and aluminium but with the added benefits of being lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and non-conductive. You can find out more about the benefits of GRP vs steel here.

FRP is a generic term that encompasses a variety of composite materials made by reinforcing a polymer matrix with fibres. GRP specifically refers to fibre-reinforced plastics where the reinforcing fibres are primarily glass fibres.

Yes, GRP is environmentally friendly as the manufacturing process of GRP consumes significantly less energy compared to other materials. This energy efficiency translates to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced carbon footprint throughout the lifecycle of GRP products. Its long lifespan and durability also contribute to reduced maintenance and replacement needs.

Our integral grit finish offers the world’s highest slip resistance for a walk-on surface. You can find out more about our slip testing here.

GRP is corrosion-resistant, lightweight, and has high strength, making it an ideal material for construction projects. It also has excellent insulation properties and requires minimal maintenance.

Yes, GRP can be customised to meet specific design and performance requirements. Our products are available in a range of resins to meet specific environmental demands. In addition, there is a range of surface finishes including meniscus, grit, and smooth to meet even the most stringent requirements in terms of slip resistance and ease of cleaning.

Yes, GRP is known for its ease of installation. Its lightweight nature simplifies handling, and it can be easily cut with hand tools to fit various project requirements. There are no sparks created when cutting GRP, so there is no fire risk and no Hot Works permits are required.

When cutting GRP it’s essential to use the right tools to achieve clean and effective cuts. We recommend you use a power saw with a masonry or diamond blade for cement board products; use a circular saw for straight cuts, and a jig saw for circular cuts. For large fabrication jobs, use a diamond grit blade. You can download our fabrication guide here.

GRP is known for its durability, with a 50+ year design life.

GRP requires minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is usually sufficient to keep GRP products in good condition. Avoid abrasive materials that may scratch the surface.

Yes, GRP is well-suited for outdoor applications. Its resistance to weathering, UV rays, and corrosion makes it a reliable choice for a variety of outdoor environments.

GRP can be custom-made to be fire resistant by using different resins which are not flammable. Our GRP grating and profiles can achieve Class 1 Fire Rating to BS476 part 7, EN 13501 and ASTM E84-19A, and are flame retardant with a classification of BFL S1 under EN13501.

Yes, we provide custom fabrication services to meet your specific requirements. Contact our sales team to discuss your project details and customisation needs.

Yes, we offer sample requests to help you assess the quality and suitability of our GRP products for your project. Please contact our customer service team to request samples.

Our GRP products adhere to industry standards and carry certifications based on the specific product. Please contact our customer service team for information on certifications.

Purpose-driven GRP product design & fabrication

Our GRP innovation challenges construction conventions.

Innovation with purpose.

Our innovative approach to GRP design and fabrication reduces cost and makes installation easier.

Collaborative solutions.

We work with clients to find unique, long-lasting composite solutions.

Use our GRP experience to solve your problems.

15 years GRP experience delivers lighter, lower maintenance alternatives to steel.

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