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ANTI-SLIP GRP GRATING
GRP Grating (Glass Reinforced Plastic) offers safety without compromise. It’s lighter, cheaper and more durable than traditional steel gratings, offering unparalleled anti-slip protection.
We offer GRIPCLAD® GRP square moulded open mesh, mini-mesh, and solid top covered grating for a vast range of UK industries and applications, from ramps to stairs and everything in-between.
Our prices are competitive, and our service is unparalleled. Rather than leaving you to do the legwork, we handpick the products you need to the specifications you want.
Anti-Slip Grating Products
At GripClad®, we have over 25 years' experience providing structural and sound anti-slip grating solutions to businesses across the UK and Europe.
Our GRP Grating performs greater than, is better suited to more environments and is longer lasting, than steel. It’s suitable for use in all manner of applications, including footbridges, decking, service risers, rooftop walkways, platforms, bays and more. This is thanks to its flexibility and durability as a product. It’s lightweight, strong, and made to last.
Its properties make it useful in applications where specifications and product materials need to be exact, such as workstations, including laboratories and high-risk situations, but it is also suited to areas like garages and building sites.
Benefits of GRP Gratings
GRP grating is a cost-effective, lightweight flooring solution that offers the best corrosion resistance together with excellent anti-slip properties.
Other benefits include:
- Design life of 25 years
- Proven to be stronger than metal gratings
- Superior slip resistance
- Endless application possibilities from ramps to service risers
- Corrosion and chemical resistance
- Fire resistance
- Available in a range of RAL colours
HOW WE WORK
We’re more than just a specialist supplier of GRP and anti-slip solutions, we help our customers through the whole application process. From helping you decide what you really need, to custom shaping and fitting the product, we’re here to support.
We’ll work with you to make sure you’ve got exactly the right GRP product for your application, saving money on wasted material.
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We monitor the market to ensure that we’re offering the most competitive costs, so you don’t have to worry about shopping around.
Swift delivery available to the United Kingdom and Europe. Or we’ll nominate a professional installer if required.
As part of our complete service, we can nominate a professional installer if required.
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Excellent Anti-Slip Performance
The slip hazards of wet metal gratings can be avoided by replacing them with this lightweight, GRP grating alternative.
GRP gratings have a great reputation for their slip resistance and have an ‘Excellent ‘ pass in tests carried out to BS 7976-2:2002, making them ideal for use in water and around wet areas.
GripClad’s GRP gratings are made from a fibreglass base in an isophthalic resin. With an aluminium oxide grit on top, bonded to the surface, a resilient structure is produced with superb underfoot traction. This produces the perfect non-slip solution for any application, no matter the environment – wet, corrosive or with heavy footfall.
Better Than Steel at Every Step
Steel has been a popular building material for many years, thanks to its better properties than wood. However, in recent years, GRP and other composites have proved miles more effective, both in cost and building properties.
When compared to GRP, steel is heavier, harder to transport and install, requires more maintenance and is a prime target for stealing, as the scrap metal value is higher. It’s also easier to slip on, and can corrode in bad weather or with certain chemicals.
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OUR GRATING SIZES
GRP Standard Open Mesh Gratings
GRP Standard Mesh (industry standard sizes based on the mould) includes a 38mm x 38mm pitch (30mm x 30mm internal square opening). Our standard GRP open mesh is suitable for use in all manner of applications, from footbridges and decking to service risers and rooftop walkways. This is thanks to its flexibility and durability as a product.
- Colours Available: Light Grey, Green, Yellow
- Thicknesses: 25mm, 38mm & 50mm
- Panel Size: Exact: 997mm x 1984mm – 997mm x 3012mm – 1220mm x 2440mm, 1220mm x 3660mm
GRP Mini Mesh Gratings
GRP Mini Mesh Grating (industry standard sizes based on mould) includes a 20mmx 20mm pitch (32mmx 32mm internal square opening). Our GRP Mini Mesh Grating is versatile, practical, and is ideal for public-facing applications such as external walkways Pontoons, ramps, and Drain Channels.
- Colours Available: Green, Beige or Light Grey
- Thicknesses: A choice of 14mm – 22mm -30mm – 38mm
- Panel Size: 3647mm x 1247mm, 3007mm x 1007mm, 4047mm x 1247mm
GRP Covered Gratings
Our Solid Top Grating is available in three different sizes and is ideal for applications where structural performance is critical, but easy access is imperative. It’s suitable for applications such as ports, retail spaces, sub stations, waterworks, raised platforms, public work areas, trenches, and gully covers, where a lightweight anti-slip solution is needed.
- Colours Available: Green or Grey
- Thicknesses: 29mm or 42mm
- Panel Size: 2007mm x 1007mm – 3007mm x 1007mm – 3660mm x 1220mm
GRP, or Glass Reinforced Plastic, is a strong, lightweight, and highly versatile product that is also referred to as fibreglass, composite plastic, or FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymer). It behaves differently to conventional thermoplastics and its strong resistance to heat, fire, water, and chemicals makes it suitable for a wide range of applications and industries.
Due to its strength and lightweight qualities, GRP is often used in construction as a substitute for steel, wood, or plastic. From pedestrian anti-slip walkways and areas with high footfall to swimming pools and golf clubs, GRP grating has a multitude of uses.
GRP is a composite material made from plastic which has been reinforced with glass fibres, while steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Both materials are renowned for their impressive strength, making them ideal for use in construction and other similar industries.
One of the biggest advantages of GRP is that it can be up to 75% lighter in weight than steel. This impressive strength-to-weight ratio makes it easier to transport, work with, and cut when required. Unlike steel, GRP is non-corrosive and offers fire, heat, water, and chemical-resistant qualities so that it maintains performance even in the harshest environments.
GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) is just one specific type of FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymer). The key difference is that GRP is manufactured from a combination of glass fibres, plastic, and resin, whereas FRP can be produced using other fibres including carbon and Kevlar.
Essentially, GRP and FRP provide the same qualities, and both are commonly used as inexpensive, high-performing materials in various industries such as construction, engineering, marine, and aerospace. In North America, the material is referred to as FRP, whilst in Europe and Asia it is mostly called GRP.
Many industries use GRP for a variety of applications. It adds strength, durability, and stability to building structures on a domestic or industrial scale. GRP offers a lightweight and cost-effective alternative to traditional materials, such as steel and timber, and can be easily cut to suit the needs of any project.
Due to its resistance to fire, heat, chemicals, water, and corrosion, GRP offers longevity and reliability as a product in construction, forestry, hotels and leisure, transport, marine, aerospace, and many other industries.
One of the most popular uses of GRP is as an anti-slip material for pedestrian walkways which could become wet and slippery. GRP is also used in a diverse range of other applications including:
- Water pipes and drain coverings
- Safety grating in public and industrial areas
- Electronic environments
- Kayaks and other sports equipment
- Helicopter rotor blades
- Wind turbine blades
GRP grating provides a higher fire rating than iron, steel, and other similar materials. While extreme heat can cause iron and steel to lose integrity, GRP grating offers a superior threshold of heat resistance.
The molecular structure of glass-reinforced plastic gives it its fire and heat-resistant qualities. Additives and resins are also incorporated into the manufacturing process to enhance its performance.
GPR fire ratings are placed into categories such as Class 1 and Class 2, where Class 1 delivers the highest level of resistance. Both classifications refer to the surface spread of flame test (BS 476 part 7) and the degree and speed of flame spread on an ignited panel.
GRP grating offers an effective fire-resistant solution for many industries like oil, gas, and construction where fire presents a serious threat. GRP grating is also safe to use in areas where electricity, chemicals and corrosive substances are present.
Further details about the testing procedure and results for GRP can be found in our Fire Resistance Report.
Large sheets of flat glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) are known as GRP panels. They can be used in a wide range of applications for construction, roofing, and other projects and are often found in areas with high foot traffic. Their anti-slip properties also make them an ideal product for use in environments which are prone to becoming wet and slippery like walkways.
GRP panels are available in a variety of colours and finishes, including textured, and can be manufactured to suit the needs of specific projects such as rooftop walkways, bridges, balconies, fascias, soffits, doors, and more. GRP textured panels provide a safe surface to walk on due to their slip resistance so the usual slip hazard associated with wet metal gratings can be avoided.
Our GRP panels are manufactured from fibreglass and resin and then applied with an aluminium oxide coating to produce a structure that conforms to BS 7976-2:2002 standards. GRP panels are extremely strong and lightweight and are ideal for use in water and wet areas, such as boats and swimming pools. GPR panels are also highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and UV light.
Cutting GRP grating is a simple process with the right tools and equipment. GRP grating can be cut the same way as stone or brick, so a chop saw or jigsaw with tungsten carbide or diamond-tipped drill bits or blades are recommended. GRP behaves more like masonry than timber due to its glass content and can therefore be cut into various shapes and angles to guarantee a precise fit.
When cutting, GRP grating panels should be placed face-down and secured with a clamp in order to protect the front from damage. Users should wear personal protection equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles, gloves, earplugs, and a dust-filter mask so harmful particles cannot be inhaled. GRP particles can be irritating to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system, so effective PPE is essential during the cutting process.
GRIPCLAD® GRP Gratings at Waterworks
"The GRP Grating is lightweight and very durable, and with the correct tools we found it easy to carry out intricate cutting to curves to enable an easy to slot in installation. We will continue to use GRP Grating over Metal Grating from now on."
BSC - Contractors for Southern Water
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Barry Eagle – Founder and CEO of GripClad®
Barry is the founder and CEO of GripClad® and is widely experienced in the GRP composite and anti-slip industry. He has built many great relationships over his 20 years at GripClad® and is always on hand to speak to customers, both present and future. His wealth of experience means he can guide you on the products you’ll need, as well as advising you on whether an alternative may be better.