Housing in the UK has been constructed from the same small selection of materials for thelast several hundred years – generally masonry, timber, steel and concrete. Initial applications have been with small components, such as dormer windows, canopies, doors and other decorative features, but more recently FRP modular pods and complete buildings are being designed.
FRP technology offers many advantages over traditional materials and lends itself to prefabricated off-site construction. This methodology has great potential for the housing market where there is an acute shortage of affordable dwellings and increased pressure to develop sites for residential purposes. Such projects often look to low cost building programmes and therefore to off-site solutions, which may in turn mean greater use of modular schemes and or the use of prefabricated FRP components.
Current applications include
- Gutter systems
- Decorative products
- Shiplap panelling system
- Decking and garden furniture
- Sanitary ware
CSG Members involved in the area:
Composites UK companies in this area:
- Brett Martin
- Exel Composites