Civil & Construction

Construction covers a wide array of industry sectors, from large infrastructure projects with power and rail to general construction of commercial and industrial buildings. However, the key driver in this sector is to provide a safe on-site working environment.

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GRP composites offer many benefits in the construction sector by offering strong but lightweight composite solutions which offer one of the highest degree of slip-resistance measured for walking surfaces. Because of this composites are the material of choice within industry for walkways and mezzanines to reduce the risk of slips and trips.

On multi-storey buildings where service-risers travel between floors, GRP grating-infills offer the perfect solution due to the products lightweight and ease of fabrication on-site. In addition to this composite gratings have a natural ‘flex’ which ensures worker fatigue is kept to a minimum.

The introduction of GRP profiles to the construction industry has also allowed the sectors to introduce GRP frames and structural alternatives to steel, by using GRP channel, angle, and I beams into their build plans. Key benefit is the weight saving when installing applications like stairs, and ladders systems.

Our offering to this sector:

Riser Gratings (1)

  • Anti-slip composite grating
  • Tread cover plates and gritted sheets
  • Access ladders
  • Handrail systems
  • Trench liners
  • Design and fabrication services

Locations where composite are used:

  • Building utility risers
  • Rooftop access walkways
  • Handrail systems
  • Access stairways
  • Trench, drain & sump covers
  • Temporary maintenance systems


Case Studies

Kenton Station, North London (Tue 4th April 2017) - This station refurbishment required a new set of dagger-boards to replace the old rotten wood daggers that were past their best.
Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge Decking (Tue 4th April 2017) - Middlesbrough Borough Council order came to us through SBV Fabrications ltd in Middlesbrough. This prestigious and high profile project was National Lottery funded. The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge is one of the North East of England’s most iconic landmarks.  
Core6 GRP is a great alternative to steel for walkways (Fri 17th March 2017) - Open grated walkways are utilised in a wide array of settings. They are designed to prevent water from pooling and to provide a safe surface for people to walk on. Walkways must be sturdy, corrosion resistant, and slip-resistant to prevent accidents.
Core6 GRP offers H&S benefits in different settings (Mon 27th February 2017) - Regardless of the market, whether it is oil and gas, rail, construction, or industrial and processing, there are always health and safety (H&S) requirements to meet. Every workplace should be safe for employees to inhabit at all times, keeping the risks to an absolute minimum.