GRP is the material of choice in many industries. It is used to make a large variety of items from luxury yachts, to parts on buses, trucks and trains, to garage doors, caravans and sports cars. Companies have been making parts out of GRP for over 60 years.
Fibreglass, or GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) was discovered in the late 1940’s. It was quickly adopted during the 1950’s and 60’s for a wide range of applications where its corrosive-proof properties allied with its high strength and excellent appearance soon proved to be invaluable. Its first main application was for boat building, where it gained acceptance in the 50’s and is still widely used today.
Traditional Bitumen based coatings have been in use for over two thousand years with varying degrees of success. It has always been widely accepted these roofs would require regular replacement as each layer of the roof breaks down and becomes ineffective. Alternatives were the use of expensive metal coatings such as copper or lead, or the even more expensive option of installing a pitched roof over the existing flat roof.
Why choose GRP?
GRP is chosen in many industries for its strength, appearance, weather resistance, longevity and cost and these characteristics make it the optimum choice for roofing. When installed by a trained contractor it brings many advantages.
Fibreglass can be used on patios, balconies, walkways, roof gardens as well as complex roof shapes. It can be applied up to decking, skylights, pipes, vents, stairs and walls.
It will last for many, many years. It is maintenance-free (no painting required) and can be refurbished if you want. It can be extended if you decide to alter your roof and is easily repaired should it suffer unusual physical damage. It also replaces lead and is of no value to thieves.
You can walk on it
Our roofs will tolerate foot traffic and can be made non-slip.
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