FRP panels (fibre glass reinforced plastic panels) are a popular building material that is commonly used in all sorts of different building designs. They are common place in a variety of building types but especially in places such as Hospitals and Doctor’s Surgeries where their easy to clean design makes them an ideal choice for their purpose.
The various pros and cons of using FRP panels can make them ideally suited to some construction tasks whilst all but ruling them out of others. As with all building materials it is a matter of weighing these up against each other to decide if using FRP panels is the best fit for that particular construction project.
FRP Panels Pros and Cons
- Easy to clean. Because they are fibreglass panels they are very easy to wipe clean. For places that need a lot of cleaning, or need to be cleaned often then this is a massive bonus – and even places that are less concerned about doing so will find it a benefit to be able to just wipe the FRP panels clean.
- Strength. When FRP is used with pressure in the right direction the FRP panels can be extremely strong. BUT if the pressure is coming from multiple directions then they will need more reinforcement. When using FRP panels it is important to think about the direction of pressure on the panels.
- Cheap. FRP panels are actually very affordable as building materials go – so they can help ensure that the budgets for construction projects are kept to… a must for almost any commercial operation.
- Easy to install. FRP panels are very easy to install once you know what you are doing – which can save time on labour and of course save costs. Two more vital aspects of commercial building work.
FRP panels are not going to suit every project – but they are amazingly useful at ensuring that when they are used value for time and money is met. A great advantage in any building material and a good reason why you should be considering FRP panels for your own projects.