Lightweight FRP Platforms The Main Difference

FRP Engineering was contacted by a client with what appeared to be a pretty straight forward job on first look. A platform, walkway and stairs were required to replace a rotted timber structure and to provide access down a step bank to a river below. It had to be designed…

Slippery Entrance gets Non-slip FRP Upgrade

For years, residents had to contend with a dangerous, slippery entrance to and from the carpark. The area is exposed to the elements and Many options were tried including rubber mats, tile coating and etching. Nothing came close to solving the problem until the guys at Makerite Contracting thought outside…

FRP Machinery and Equipment Guards

As a child, you were always told to "keep your hands away from that, it's dangerous". It doesn't stop when you get into the workforce. AS 4024.1601—2006 "Design of controls, interlocks and guarding—Guards— General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable guards" Most employers today have at…

South Lakes Dolphins Equipment Cage

FRP Engineering was approached by the South Lakes Dolphins Swimming Club to help them find a way to corral all the swimming equipment they need. Normally the equipment was left lying around where it was getting lost or damaged. Traditional materials like steel or timber were too heavy and cumbersome…

“Non-Conductive” FRP Grating

Safety of employees and contractors is paramount for any company. High and low voltage electricity, if not respected, is one such risk that can have significant, if not fatal outcomes. Traditional methods of construction and more so "materials of construction" have evolved over several decades so that now designers have…

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