In the realm of architectural design, few elements exhibit the versatility of trellises. From simple to ornate, architectural trellises can be as practical as they are beautiful, particularly when used to create a shaded area, as in the case of a pergola. Read on to explore how trellises excel in their role as shade providers by protecting inside areas from the sun’s heat and by transforming outdoor spaces into cool and inviting sanctuaries. We will also look at how fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) is revolutionizing trellis applications.
Architectural railings are an integral part of building design, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. These essential elements have evolved over time to meet various design preferences and safety requirements. In this guide, we will explore architectural railings, their components, and some materials used in architectural railing construction. We will also look at three railing styles at a high level and cover three of the most common applications where they come into play.
Shade structures play a pivotal role in enhancing the comfort, usability, and visual appeal of outdoor spaces. Whether you are looking to create a cozy retreat, provide a shaded dining area, or offer a sun-safe haven in a community park, the choice of material is important. Here, we will explore the world of metal shade structures, some factors to consider when choosing the right option for your needs, and learn about some of the potential shortcomings of metal in light of an exciting alternative: fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP).
Commercial awnings serve as functional and aesthetic enhancements that can significantly augment a business’s curb appeal. In this guide, we will explore the various benefits, types, material choices, and popular applications, helping you make an informed decision for your commercial space.
When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, parks and playgrounds are at the top of the list for families and communities. These spaces provide opportunities for recreation, exercise, and social interaction. However, as much as we love the sun, prolonged exposure to its rays can pose risks, especially for children. Plus, playground structures can get very hot, making skin contact painful. In this blog post, we will explore some benefits of playground shade structures.
Read on to learn about some real life examples of how fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) materials can play a part in creating shady recreational areas, offering a solution that enhances outdoor spaces while prioritizing safety and comfort.
From inviting patios to sophisticated outdoor lounges and shaded walkways, commercial shade structures have the potential to offer more than just sun protection. With careful planning and deliberate material selection, a commercial shade structure project can elevate aesthetics, enhance property value, and even create new revenue streams for businesses and property owners.
Here, we will explore the ways these shade structures can transform outdoor spaces and contribute to the overall value of commercial properties. We will also examine real-life examples of how fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) materials have helped create impactful commercial shade structure installations.
The need to control construction costs without sacrificing safety and durability has made fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) grating a popular option to replace traditional materials like steel, aluminum, and wood. FRP grating comes in several varieties, each with its own unique characteristics. However, all Fibergrate FRP products share some characteristics:
- Lightweight with low installation costs
- Corrosion resistant, fire retardant, and non-conductive
- High strength-to-weight ratio with a long service life
In this blog post, we will explore what a load rating is and delve into the characteristics of regular FRP grating compared to heavy duty FRP grating. We will also compare the performance of heavy duty FRP with steel for similar applications and discuss various scenarios where heavy duty FRP may be the optimal choice.