GRP Fibreglass for your new flat roof.

GRP stands for glass reinforced plastic, GRP fibreglass is a strong and lightweight material. Applications of fibreglass include aircraft, boats and automobiles.

GRP Fibreglass flat roof installations from Rooftiler.co.uk

Applications of fibreglass include aircraft, boats, automobiles, bath tubs and enclosures, swimming pools, hot tubs, septic tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards, and external door skins.

In comparison to bitumin felt or rubber GRP fibreglass is much easier to mold into complex shapes, if your roofing project has many details and features a GRP fibreglass system will save money on labour costs because of this trait.

The finish of a fiberglass roof is very level and pleasing to the eye. it compares favourably to both the rubber or felt systems, the fact that GRP is a liquid which is applied to a glass fiber matting means that the finished job will have a very level and uniform finish. The rubber roofs also accomplish this but they lack the tough protection, especially from sharp objects.

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Replace Flat roof with GRP fiberglass including new boards and trims. approx £90 per square meter

GRP fibreglass flat roof Diagram to show the main components of a GRP fibreglass roof.

GRP Fibreglass details

GRP fiberglass can be molded to many shapes and can also be used as a less expensive lead imitation.

You can look forward to us inspecting your roof and advising which system, felt, rubber or fiber glass suits your particular job. We can quote for all three systems and give you the information to make an informed decision between the three options.

When installing a new GRP fiberglass roof it is almost certainly necessary to remove the original roof covering. The nature of GRP fiberglass requires that new, clean boards are always installed. It may be possible in some instances to fix the new boards directly to the existing boards once the roof covering is removed if reduction of waste and labor costs are a priority.

GRP fiberglass roof FAQ

We hope that we can answer some of your questions on GRP fiberglass roofs.

GRP Fiberglass is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber. The glass fiber may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet (called a chopped strand mat), or woven into a fabric. The plastic matrix may be a thermosetting plastic, most often epoxy/ polyester resin, or vinylester, or a thermoplastic.
A finished GRP fiberglass roof has a smooth surface similar in colour to natural gray roofing slate. IT does not contain surface granules that can eventually be lost on other materials.
Many glassfibre laminates made during the early days in the 1940s are still in use today. Extensive testing carried out by manufacturers claim to demonstrated the life expectancy of a GRP roof product to be in excess of 50 years. Tests conducted to date have shown 'no deterioration' to infrastructure or performance throughout the testing period. When used in the manufacture of boats, a GRP product applied by a specialist company can be expected to last a lifetime.
A GRP fiberglass roof is more durable than a 3 layer felt system. A GRP fiberglass roof is more resistant to the ultra violet rays of the sun which is often the main factor in felt roof deterioration. GRP fiberglas is also more resistant to tearing than a felt roof. A GRP fiberglass roof will not be as negativly impacted by ponding which can occur in some flat roofs.
No special coating or other surface treatment is required although the removal of debris and leaves, especially from outlets, is recommended.
There are many different claims by many different companies but I believe that a standard GRP roof will last for at least 30 years and I would not be at all surprised to see them function perfectly for up to 50 years and maybe even longer. especially if they are multi layered.
I do not believe that you can paint a GRP fiberglass roof. You can, however, apply a new top coat to an existing GRP roof. You would need to sand and clean the roof first.
GRP fiberglass has been used in various installations including aircraft, boats, automobiles, bath tubs and enclosures, swimming pools, hot tubs, septic tanks, water tanks, roofing, pipes, cladding, casts, surfboards, and external door skins.
We offer a 15 year guarantee with our standard GRP fiberglass roof system and the life expectancy would be 30 years plus.
A GRP fiberglass roof is easier to repair than a felt roof but slightly more difficult than a rubber roof. You would need to sand and clean the area to be repaired and then add new matting, resin and/or topcoat as required.
Chopped strand matting is usually sold at 300, 450, 600 and 900 gsm. This signifies the weight of resin the matting will hold per square meter. 450 gsm is the standard thickness for most applications. I would suggest 2 layers at 450 gsm if you require a more robust solution.

Feedback from Essex, Here is a selection of the feedback that we have recieved from jobs that we have completed in Essex.

Mrs Banjou, Ilford, Essex.

New Roof.

Very satisfied.

Thank you very much for a good job well done.


Mr Ford, Romford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

Thank you for the work carried out on our roof.


Mr Pidgley, Romford Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied

Many thanks, we are very pleased with the work.


Mr Hicks, Chelmsford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

Thank you for the work carried out on our roof.


Mr Burdle, Romford Essex.

New roof.

Very satisfied.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for a very professional job, I will not hesitate in recommending your roofing company.


Mr Merchant, Ilford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

We are very pleased with the roofing work that has been done.


Ms. Colley, Chelmsford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

Thank you for your prompt response and quality work.


Mr Mwurambu, Ilford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

Thank you to the roofer who did some work at my house.


Mr & Mrs Cowdry, Chelmsford, Essex.

Flat roof.

Very satisfied.

Thank you, very impressed with the service provided.


Mr Habib, Romford, Essex.

New roof.

Very satisfied.

Very good price, nice and tidy job.


Mr Singh, Chelmsford, Essex.

Roof repair.

Very satisfied.

Efficient roofers.


Mr and Mrs Cambridge, Ilford, Essex.

New roof.

Very satisfied.

Reliable, hard working and polite.

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