GRP Overdoor Canopies
GRP overdoor canopies can add a dash of character to an otherwise lacklustre faÃƒÂ§ade or they can complement and enhance the faÃƒÂ§ade of a more traditional or distinctive property. They can offer an eye-catching architectural flourish where a porch is desirable but not physically practical.
GRP overdoor canopies are often used to replace existing porches which have seen better days or were never particularly practical to begin with. To prevent remedial work after the original porch has been removed, GRP door surrounds and porticoes offer a quick and easy means of covering the marks left behind.
Aside from providing a simple and effective means of providing an aesthetic 'refresh' for any property, GRP overdoor canopies also bring two key practical benefits. Firstly, they provide shelter, somewhere to keep dry when rummaging around for keys or struggling with shopping bags; secondly, with the simple addition of a light (easily installed in GRP overdoor canopies), a more secure front entrance to your home can be created.
Because GRP is renowned for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, it is the perfect material for overdoor canopies, as large and elaborate designs can be supported without the need for extensive structural elements.
In its 'wet state', GRP is extremely controllable, which means it can be moulded into practically any shape or texture. Consequently, a wide range of effects can be created:
- Textured render
Similarly, a number of architectural styles can be achieved, such as:
Architectural flourishes, such as bas relief rosettes and quatrefoils can also be easily incorporated.GRP can also be colour-matched to almost any RAL or BS colour.
Although GRP can be moulded to create aesthetically pleasing construction products that may look quite delicate, it is worth noting that GRP is a surprisingly robust material. It is no coincidence that GRP is used for the bodies of ships, cars, bobsleighs, water tanks and walkways in power plants and on the decks of naval vessels. So, it's no stranger to rough treatment!