Stormking Makes The Perfect Partner For Housing Associations

Stormking Makes The Perfect Partner For Housing Associations

Social housing plays an important role in many UK towns and cities, providing safe, comfortable homes for thousands of people. It is the role of the local authorities and housing associations to keep these dwellings fit for purpose. However, age and constant use often mean these homes need regular maintenance, which can be both time consuming and costly. One solution is the use of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) products in lieu of concrete, brick or timber, as Andrew Almond, Marketing Manager at Stormking, explains:

“Although social housing is being built all the time, many developments which are still in use are a number of years old. This usually means that features such as door canopies, chimney stacks and window accessories are made from traditional materials such as wood or concrete. These materials can deteriorate over time, both in terms of performance and looks, as well as no longer being compliant with changes in legislation to meet new ‘green’ criteria.  Consequently many councils are looking for long-lasting, high performance, thermally efficient alternatives that enable them to seamlessly blend new products into older buildings – and GRP products are the answer.

Selecting a sound supplier

“When choosing a replacement product, associations and councils usually have several requirements; high quality, aesthetically attractive, safe, and easy to install and maintain – and all supported by sound customer service.  Stormking’s GRP offering fulfils these requirements perfectly. These products are extremely strong, durable, and long lasting, as well as being easy to maintain.  All of these characteristics combined, create a cost effective and enduring solution for any council or housing association.”

Safe, strong, reliable

With over 35 years’ experience of supplying GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) building components and solutions to the house building and construction industry, Stormking is well placed to support the social housing industry, as Andrew continues:

“Stormking’s offering of quality GRP products, supported by experience of working with local councils and housing associations, makes it the perfect partner for any social housing project.  Our knowledge, together with a clear understanding of the needs of the sector, enables us to provide the most appropriate solution every time.”

Off-site construction

Andrew continues: “As well as being a robust and hard-wearing material, making it ideal for the manufacturer of housing accessories, GRP also facilitates off-site construction. This allows us to supply many of our products, such as door canopies, as complete units which are then simple and safe to install, saving both time and money on site. The reduced time it takes to install Stormking products due to them being constructed off-site, helps to keep projects on schedule and on budget. In addition to this modular design, our ability to provide high quantities within tight timeframes, also aids the smooth progression of any scheme.” 

Complete supplier confidence

Stormking understands that councils and housing associations need to have complete confidence in its suppliers to deliver quality products on time and within budget.

Andrew concludes: “We pride ourselves on being more than just a supplier. We work in partnership with our clients to develop an in-depth understanding of their needs. By doing this, we enable our clients to provide their residents with much-improved products that have been designed to last.”

For further information on Stormking’s range of GRP products and how they can transform your next building project, please visit or call 01827 311100 to discuss your requirements.