Construction

Composite construction components weigh up to 50% less than steel & concrete and provide up to 2 ½ times the strength.

Bring ready-made composite items to site such as floors, stairs, facades, seating/benches, tables, shelving and reduce time and cost in building on site. This will shorten the construction time and assists in meeting the completion date allowing the building owner & occupier to become operational as soon as possible.


High strength

  • Composite fiberglass (FRP, or sometimes referred to as GRP) materials are approximately 2 ½ times stronger than steel.
  • By weight, FRP/GRP composites surpass the tensile strength of iron, carbon and stainless steels. Many fibre reinforced compounds equal or exceed the flexural strength and impact resistance of many metals.

Light weight

  • offering easier on-site construction. Including;
    • smaller on-site cranes to install composite products e.g. water tanks, facades, poles, pillars, ceilings, planter boxes. Thus lowering installation costs.
    • Minimising site disruption due to finished composite products being delivered to site.
  • Light weight and strength are primary reasons why the oil industry now uses FRP glass sucker rods on beam pumping units as they not only reduce corrosion but also the amount of energy required for pumping oil to the surface.

Corrosion resistance

  • Composite fiberglass (FRP/GRP) materials do not rust or corrode and are resistant to attack from most chemicals and bugs.
  • Composites provide long term resistance to severe chemical & temperature. environments. Composites are the material of choice for outdoor exposure, chemical handling, storage & bunding, and severe environment conditions.
    • Seamless FRP lining of concrete tanks enables (harsher) products to be stored that would otherwise break down concrete and steel reinforcing rods within.
    • The concrete tanks exterior will remain blemish free of the stored product.
  • add anti-bacteria additives to the FRP resin to prevent bacteria from harvesting.

Design flexibility

  • Composites can be moulded into complex shapes at relatively low cost.
  • add colour to your design.
  • emboss signage, logo branding etc.
  • Add an anti-graffiti additive to gel coats/colour coats to make the removal of graffiti easier.
  • FRP was used for its freedom of design, high strength, low maintenance, high fire retardancy (2 hours) and good sound insulation. Due to weight, transportation and installation are easier and more cost effective.
  • Lower or competitive life-cycle cost.

Durability

  • Add fire retardant additives to the FRP resin to improve the fire rating.

Dimensional stability

  • Fibreglass can maintain the critical tolerances required of the most demanding structural tolerances. From boat hulls to holds of commercial fishing boats to structural frames and components of business equipment.
Fibreglass ceiling installed at the Christchurch international airport
Lightweight yet strong fibreglass stairs being delivered to site already complete
Above: Innovative & proven fibreglass (FRP) structural modular floor that offers significant advantages over traditional structural systems used in pre-fabricated construction. Created in a single mould process, this light weight, fully insulated, modular system simply bolts together allowing flexibility in the building layout and as it is a structural & self supporting flooring system, it contributes to lower site preparation and piling costs. Below: the finished floors ’tile’ look.
Strong, insulated modular flooring. A range of textured flooring finishes is possible, and in any colour
Fibreglass composite stairs offer built in anti-slip tread, colour options, lowers on-site construction costs by delivering already made and due to being lighter than concrete can be installed with a smaller load capacity crane.