Design flexibility with GRP building components

Design flexibility with GRP building components

How this material can be customised to fit any aesthetic and create unique homes that stand out.

When it comes to designing a home, there are countless options for materials and building components. However, one material that stands out for its versatility and flexibility is Glass Reinforced Plastic, commonly referred to as GRP. With GRP building components, the ability to create customised and unique homes that stand out from the crowd has never been easier. From door canopies to bay window roofs and everything in between, we provide GRP building components that allow for endless design possibilities while maintaining structural integrity and durability.

Benefits of Design Flexibility with GRP

GRP building components offer many benefits in terms of design flexibility. Firstly, GRP can be moulded into virtually any shape or size, which makes it ideal for building components that require customised designs. GRP’s ability to be moulded into various shapes and sizes also makes it a practical material for creating these building components without adding excessive weight. Despite its lightweight nature, GRP is a strong and durable material that can withstand harsh environments and extreme temperatures, making it a great choice for building components that need to withstand common environmental stresses.

The low maintenance option

GRP requires very little maintenance, which makes it a cost-effective choice for long-term building applications. Unlike other materials such as steel or wood, GRP does not rust, rot, or corrode, which means it can last for many years without significant maintenance, yet can look just as aesthetically pleasing as the traditional alternatives. For example, Stormking’s GRP SmartStack dummy chimney range provides builders with a low-maintenance product that offers a traditional look and feel. The chimneys feature a GRP lead-effect plinth box and lead flashing detail, which add that all important, realistic touch. With a variety of sizes and options, Stormking’s SmartStack chimneys can be tailored to suit any development, ensuring a unique finish.

Versatile and cost effective

The versatility that GRP offers is also a huge advantage when it comes to building components as it is great at representing other materials such as lead, carbon, tile, and brick. The manufacturing process of GRP allows for intricate details to be moulded and replicated, resulting in a final product that closely resembles the desired material traditionally used, just with the added benefits that GRP can bring. GRP has the ability to be finished to match the exact colour and texture of the material it is representing, making it a cost-effective alternative to using traditional materials while still achieving a high level of authenticity in the final product. 

Our GRP door canopies are an ideal example of versatility. With a comprehensive range of designs and styles to choose from, these versatile and cost effective components are the ideal choice for any construction project that requires entrance door canopies. 

Efficient with excellent insulation properties

GRP building components are known for their exceptional thermal efficiency. This is due to the nature of the materials used in their construction, which have excellent insulation properties. The thermal efficiency of GRP building components can help reduce heating and cooling costs, making it a win win option for everyone! Stormking’s market leading GRP WARMADORMA© dormer units are a complete thermally effective solution that cuts costs without compromising on quality. These dormer units are offered in Flat Lead Effect GRP, Apex Trussed Roof, or Apex GRP Tile Effect options, providing an innovative alternative to conventional building materials.

Hassle free installation

Stormking’s GRP building components are known for their ease of installation, which has made them a popular choice for many construction projects. Unlike traditional building materials, Stormking’s GRP components can be installed quickly and easily by just about anyone with basic construction skills. This not only saves time and money on labour costs, but it also reduces the need for skilled trades people on site meaning projects can be completed more efficiently, with less hassle and fewer complications, making them a smart choice. All of our GRP components are made to order, built off site and are shrink wrapped as full units for easy installation. 

Sustainability of GRP Building Components

You may be surprised to learn that GRP building components are a sustainable choice for construction projects. They are lightweight, strong, don’t rust easily and can be recycled. They take less energy to make than other traditional materials and as we have mentioned, all of our components are made off site and ready to install, saving on labour time and efforts. They are also long lasting, so no need to replace them often, which saves resources long term. 

Why choose stormking for your GRP building components

At Stormking, we specialise in providing prefabricated GRP building components to the construction and house building industry in the UK. With years of expertise and experience under our belts, we have worked with clients from various sectors to create bespoke GRP components, all constructed off-site to reduce on-site time.
Our team of GRP experts are always available to discuss your project requirements. We provide support through our customer service and technical teams, ensuring you receive the best service possible. We also offer nationwide call offs and deliveries, and our large product portfolio allows for customisation to meet specific design needs. In addition to this, all of our products are industry accredited, and we have the capacity to fulfil large volume orders. Contact us today to discuss your GRP requirements.