Cost savings of using FRP
Since 2003, Composite Engineering has been a leading supplier of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) products in Australia. FRP is a cost effective, lightweight and durable alternative to traditional building materials such and steel and concrete.
The many benefits of FRP materials include:
- Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
- Reduced lifecycle costs.
- Easy fabrication and installation
- Reduced maintenance costs
These benefits and more make FRP materials the ideal choice for bridges, walkways, platforms and gantries.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
FRP requires virtually no maintenance and is suitable for the use in harsh and corrosive environments. Traditional materials just would not last when exposed to the same conditions and would require an extensive maintenance program, which can cost a great deal of money.
The versatility of FRP even extends to high humidity and temperature areas, where traditional materials could be prone to distortion and cracking. Fibreglass reinforced plastic structures are suitable for total immersion in water, making them ideal for jetties and boat ramps.
Low Installation Costs
FRP structures are easy to fabricate and install, and in many cases can be prefabricated to speed up installation on site. No specialist equipment is required to fabricate and assemble structures onsite, whereas traditional materials require welding, heavy lifting equipment etc.
Since FRP is lighter you need less labour, less equipment for the installation and it can be completed in a tighter time frame.
Reduced Lifecycle Costs
FRP products have a greater lifespan than traditional materials meaning that they do not need to be replaced as often. This coupled with the reduced maintenance and installation costs, means that FRP products continue to deliver cost savings year on year.
At Composite Engineering, we provide the highest quality FRP products. We offer best solutions for even the most complex of applications from infrastructure through to ladders.
The experienced and knowledgeable team at Composite Engineering can design and develop the most efficient and cost effective FRP products for your project.
For more information on the cost-saving fibreglass reinforced plastic materials for your next project please do not hesitate to contact us today.