GRP Structures

GRP has many properties that make it the ideal alternative to traditional materials such as steel, making it a great choice for many structures, such as fences and bridges.

GRP is a strong and durable material, yet it is also extremely lightweight (up to 60% lighter than steel and up to 90% lighter than concrete). Its lightweight characteristics allow for easy construction and installation and eliminate the need for heavy lifting equipment on site. As it is non-corrosive, it makes a great choice for structures in extreme environments. The aesthetic element of a project is not comprised either – with a range of different colours and finishes available.

GRP Fencing

GRP palisade fencing is a long term and secure fencing option, available in a variety of finishes to suit both your security and design requirements.

Why GRP? Made from GRP, the pales and posts are extremely strong and durable, making them resistant to attack and extreme weathers. The material is also non-corrosive, meaning it will not rot or rust like other fences. This makes it ideal even in harsh locations such as around the coast. Additionally, as GRP is non-conductive, GRP fencing creates a safer solution near potential electricity sources such as substations and rail networks.

Finish: Posts can be either buried into the ground to prevent lifting or mounted firmly onto hard standings. The tough and flex-resistant GRP pales are also available in various finishes, such as rounded or spiked tops. Fencing can be manufactured up to a height of 3.6m with standard colours of Steel Grey, White, Black, Green and Blue.

Install: Unlike more traditional security fencing materials, GRP is extremely lightweight. This means the panels are easily lifted and fixed into place without the need for heavy lifting equipment or additional manpower. This makes it faster to install, saving you both time and money.

Black GRP palisaid fence surrounding a building

GRP Bridges

We can offer a range of different options to create a durable and safe non-slip bridge structure whilst also maintaining aesthetic appeal.

Why GRP? Although traditional materials like wood may be cheaper based on material cost alone, GRP bridges provide a long-term, cost-effective solution. The lightweight design allows for simple installation in difficult to reach areas, with reduced costs due to no requirement for heavy lifting equipment. Additionally, as a type of plastic, the lifespan of GRP is significantly longer than that of wood and requires little to no maintenance.

Safety: This also makes it the only choice when it comes to safety, particularly in public or high foot traffic areas. Whereas traditional materials begin to weaken as they splinter and rot, GRP is weather resistant and will not rot or corrode.  As well as this, the gritted surface of GRP gives it great anti-slip properties, preventing slips and falls even in wet and icy conditions. Finally, GRP has a high fire rating meaning it offers greater resistance to surface spread of flames, and minimal smoke production when compared to more traditional materials.

Appearance: The appearance of the bridge is almost always an important aspect to consider in the decision-making process. Many people still view GRP as simply a bright coloured plastic and therefore unable to blend into the surrounding landscape or existing design elements. However, the aesthetic flexibility of GRP is one of its many benefits. GRP is available in a vast array of colours, allowing it to blend seamlessly with current structures. There are many different finishes available to suit your project requirements, such as woodgrain effect GRP or translucent panels.

Full solution: Elemy can provide an array of solutions to suit your project requirements. From non-slip bridge decking alone to complete bridge structures including all associated handrail, steps, supporting structures and side panels. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.