GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) garage doors are quite simply the best doors that you can buy. GRP has a better strength to weight ratio than steel, is a natural insulating material, it won’t warp, shrink or rust and is virtually maintenance free.
A modern composite laminate, GRP is a versatile and well proven construction material that has been in use for over 50 years in a huge variety of applications, from boatbuilding to motor vehicles, to building and construction materials.
What is GRP?
GRP is an inherently dent resistant laminate, able to withstand knocks and blows that would easily permanently deform and damage a traditional steel door.
Wessex GRP doors are tested to, and exceed, the same stringent impact resistance requirements as those stipulated under BS6206:1981 as it applies to Safety Glass and Safety Plastics for use in critical locations in buildings, thereby confirming and guaranteeing the toughness of the product.
GRP is probably the ultimate material from which to manufacture a garage door.
Unlike steel, GRP door panels will not rust or corrode, and are particularly suitable for areas close to the coast where steel doors are severely tested and often have a disappointingly brief life.
Unlike timber, GRP door panels will not shrink, swell, warp or twist and do not require the regular maintenance needed to ensure a timber door retains its good looks.
GRP can be moulded in smooth gloss finishes or with a stunningly life like Woodgrain finish, using moulds taken from real high quality solid timber door designs to give an authentic and faithful finish to your garage door that will even deceive the experts.
GRP doors are manufactured by skilled laminators and finishers in our Dorset factory where each door is built to order. Unlike mass produced ‘synthetic’ machine applied finishes, Wessex timber effect doors replicate nature in that, when completed, no two doors are ever identical, each having been built and finished by hand.
When cured, each GRP door is a single homogenous composite panel that includes galvanised steel stiffening for strength and solidity as an integral part of its structure. An additional smooth gel flow coat is applied to the back of every door and the top, bottom and side edges are finished with a matching colour or wood stain effect for an improved aesthetic appearance.
We are very proud of the doors that we produce. Our team of experienced craftsmen take great care and spend that extra time to ensure that each and every door is of the highest quality and as perfect as it can possibly be.