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  1. Which Clear Casting Resin is best for you?

    Casting with Resin has become more popular than ever. Naturally, there are more questions than ever! To help you choose the right Casting Resin for your project (Polyester or Epoxy), we've put together a list of the main differences. Hopefully this will help make your decision a little easier! 

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  2. Advice for Applying Fibreglass in Winter Months

    There are three main issues when fibreglassing outside during the winter months, cold weather, wet weather and shorter days. Fibreglass work is still possible. With the correct information and a little bit of planning, you can still get the job done.

     

    Apart from wrapping up and braving the elements, follow our simple checklist to get the most from your fibreglass materials.

     

     

    Our Top Tips for Fibreglass Work in Winter

     

    Always check the local weather forecast; having an app on your phone that you rely on for this

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  3. GRP Flat Roofing Advantages

    GRP Flat Roofing


    You can Order GRP and Fibreglass Flat Roofing Supplies Online Today!


    GRP or Fibreglass roofing is one of the best, reliable ways to weatherproof flat, pitched or barrel-vaulted roofs.

    Its low-maintenance and quality materials make it one of the most cost-effective roofing methods available.


    What does a GRP flat roof involve?

    Materials required to fibreglass a flat roof include;

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  4. Creating Pen Blanks using Clear Casting Resin

    The popularity of Clear Casting resin is on the rise as an alternative to traditional Arts & Crafts materials. One of the most popular questions we are asked in relation to craft activities with Clear Resin is the correct process of creating a pen blank.

    At FibreGlassDirect, we offer two types of Clear Casting Resin which may be use - Polyester and Epoxy. We have found that Polyester Clear Casting Resin works really well and is also a very cost-effective way to get started. Epoxy is also an excellent resin but is quite costly for this type of project. In terms of cost/benefit, we would choose Polyester. The Polyester Casting Resin starts from sizes as small as 1kg. 

    Pen Casting Materials

    For this project, you will need the following materials:

    • A suitable mould – e.g. slimline pen kit
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  5. When to repair a roof

    So when is the best time to repair a roof? The best time to repair a roof is down to each individual job and the level of skill of the person who is undertaking it. For best results each job should be planned ahead to avoid making any rash decisions.


    You can Order Fibreglass Roofing Supplies Online Today!


    Peak roofing season

    The best time of year to repair a roof, for both DIY and professional alike, is of course Summer. This time of year gives dependable working weather conditions and makes the day predictable. It is possible to undertake roofing or repairs during Spring, Summer and even Winter months.

    Professional roofers can apply repairs to a roof all year. They can even apply a whole new flat roof no matter the season. However, fibreglass/GRP roofing systems are easy to

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  6. Flat Roof Systems Compared

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    Flat Roof Systems Compared

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    Author: Karen Connolly
    Categories: Fibreglass Roofing
    GRP Roof Repair

    There are many varied flat roof systems available on the market. In this

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  7. Clear Resin

    Clear Casting Resin is a great way to unleash your creative side and create some decorative pieces.

    The clear casting resin supplied at FibreGlassDirect is a Polyester Resin and as the name suggests it is clear when applied and clear when cured.

    Compared to other Casting Resins such as Polyurethane or Clear Epoxy, Polyester Casting Resin is far more cost effective without compromising on quality. Both Clear Polyester casting and Clear Polyurethane have excellent UV resistant properties. 

    Applying Clear Casting Resin

    Our Clear Resin is slightly different from other Polyester Resins that we offer. The catalyst addition for clear resin is 1% (e.g. 10ml for every 1kg of catalyst) at room temperature. This is slightly different when compared other Polyester Resins which require 2% catalyst addition.  The reason

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  8. What is Fibreglass or Fiberglass?

    Fibreglass or Fiberglass is a type of fibre-reinforced plastic made from glass fibre. For this reason, Fibreglass is also known as glass-reinforced plastic or glass fibre-reinforced plastic. Typically, glass fibre is flattened into a sheet, arranged randomly, or weaved into fabric. Glass fibres can be made from various types of glass, depending on their intended application. 

    Fibreglass or glass fibre is a reinforced plastic material composed of a woven material embedded with glass fibres randomly laid across each other and held together with a binding substance. Fibreglass is combined with resin to form an extremely strong and durable composite. Fibreglass can be supplied flattened into a sheet called a strand mat, or woven into a fabric.

    Fibreglass is extremely strong, lightweight, and flexible. Fibreglass can be moulded into many complex shapes, making it an excellent construction material. Fibreglass is widely used in bathtubs, boats, aircraft, roofs, and other applications. 

    This

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  9. Installing a GRP Fibreglass Roof

    What is GRP / Fibreglass?

    Glass Reinforced Plastic, also known as GRP, is a strong, lightweight, corrosion and temperature resistant material. It is easily moulded for complex shapes and structures.  It can be also extremely cost effective compared to traditional building materials.

    GRP consists of thermosetting resins and glass fibres which when bonded together result in a solid fibreglass material.

    GRP has been used in the UK and Ireland since the 1940’s. Its primary stronghold began in the marine industry for boat building. Once its high strength, versatility and appearance properties were recognised it was soon in demand across a variety of industries including automotive, construction, water tank building and flat roofing.

    FibreGlassDirect offer a comprehensive Flat Roofing Materials Calculator

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  10. Glass Tape

    What is Glass Tape?

    Glass Tape is non adhesive and is one of the most commonly used items in any fibreglass repair or build. Its versatile nature makes Glass Tape a firm favourite with our customers. 

    The glass tape consists of strands of glass woven together for strength. Once combined with resin, the rigid structure of the glass tape will provide reinforcement and a smoother, protected surface.

    It is normally applied after the shaping and fairing of the area has been completed and before the final coating is applied.

    Generally, Glass Tape is available in a 175g/m2 weight and a variety of widths and lengths in roll format. The sides of the tape are stitched to prevent fraying.

    Glass tape is used to add additional reinforcement to joints or edges, for strong repairs and in boat and kayak construction.

    Application

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