GRP Palisade Fencing: the alternative to steel

Introducing an alternative to steel palisade fencing…

Here at Ezi Klamp, we are now offering the GRP Palisade Fencing system, with pales, rails and fittings all entirely constructed using this innovative material. We’ve decided to explore the many advantages of GRP over the traditional galvanised steel used in standard systems, to demonstrate the significant difference it could make to your next project.

 

What is GRP?

GRP or Glass Reinforced Plastic is densely packed continuous fibreglass, which is wrapped in a layer of fibreglass mat. Boasting a variety of useful properties, it has been developed as an effective alternative to steel for palisade fencing, guardrails and grating. The benefits of GRP are almost endless.

 

GRP vs Steel

Palisade fencing is often required in high security and high-risk situations. Steel is considered as the traditional material to use for such applications, due its proven strength and reliability. But is it the most effective solution? You may be surprised to discover that Glass Reinforced Plastic shares many of the same characteristics of steel as well as features that make it an even better solution. Below we have outlined the features of steel in comparison with GRP.

 

Steel

Conductive
It can be a potential hazard near electrical works if it is not grounded to the earth.

 

Can spark
There is a risk of sparking when in proximity to an electromagnetic field.

 

Corrodes and rusts over time
This is inevitable, and regular maintenance will have to be carried out to ensure a long lifespan.

 

High scrap value
Steel is often stolen from sites due to its high scrap value, which increases the chances of needing to repair or replace sections of the fencing.

 

Strong
Steel has reliable impact resistance, it won’t bend or dent easily.

 

Heavy
A similar steel structure is usually 4 times as heavy as its GRP counterpart, which can make it more difficult to transport and install.

 

Maintenance required
Any scratches or signs of damage have to be addressed quickly so that they don’t lead to bigger problems in the future.

GRP

Non-conductive
No ground to earth or bonding is required, so it is suitable for locations near sources of electricity.

 

Non-sparking
GRP is unaffected by electromagnetic fields and won’t spark, making it suitable for locations where combustible gases are present.

 

Corrosion resistant
The dense fibre core means it does not corrode, rust or degrade, and is also resistant to cracking. This means GRP can stand up to even the toughest of environments.

 

No theft value
GRP has no scrap value, unlike steel which is often stolen from sites.

 

Strong
Each GRP product consists of thousands of fibreglass strands encased within high polyester resin, making the material incredibly strong.

 

Lightweight
It has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it easy to transport and install.

 

Low maintenance
As it’s resistant to corrosion and rusting, there is no need for regular inspections and maintenance to be carried out.

Where is GRP Palisade Fencing used?

GRP Palisade Fencing is ideally suited to providing protection and access control, particularly around areas with electrical equipment and supplies, machinery, gas enclosures and other areas that need a non-magnetic and non-conductive system that is also transparent to radio wave frequencies. These include railway & trackside locations, water treatment works, chemical works, and high voltage risk areas.

 

Ezi Klamp’s GRP Palisade Fencing

The Ezi Klamp GRP Palisade Fencing System is a welcome addition to our range of GRP solutions. Boasting all of the benefits we’ve already mentioned, and very similar in appearance to metal palisade, you’re getting the strength of steel without any of the safety risks or maintenance worries. The system is even fire retardant, giving you complete peace of mind.

As it’s extremely lightweight in comparison to steel, installation is simple and quick, and we even offer a Pre-Site Assembly Service so your site can be up and running in no time. It comes in a standard width of 2750mm and in heights of 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400 or 3000mm, although additional sizes are available on request. We also have the capability of creating bespoke gates for your system, so it’s specifically designed for your application and needs.

Once it’s installed, you have a durable fencing system that is strong, safe and secure.

 

See the benefits of GRP for yourself

Looking to install Palisade Fencing in your next project? Why not put GRP to the test!

Get in touch with your requirements, call 0117 970 2420 or email sales@eziklampsystems.com

Not only do we offer GRP Palisade Fencing, but we also stock GRP Tubes & Fittings and GRP Gratings.