A. Yes, as the goods are classed as hazardous they must be signed for. The exception to this is if the customer specifically asks for the goods to be left at an alternative location when making an order which is at their own risk.
A. If your order is placed before 12pm, it is generally sent out the same day (with the exception of peak periods). Any orders taken after this time will be sent out on the following working day. If there is a problem with your order you will be notified by phone/email.
A. The cost of the delivery is calculated according to the weight of the order, the delivery location and the classification of the order (non-hazardous, hazardous and limited quantity). All items are despatched by courier with the exception of small items (non-hazardous items), which are sent via Royal Mail. See the Shipping/Returnspage for further information
A. Our Low Cost General Purpose Resin is a re-blended resin which is suitable for non-critical DIY repairs (such as downpipe repairs etc.) Lloyds Approved Resin is a higher quality Polyester Resin which has been tested and approved under the Lloyds Register. It can be used for potable water storage projects, marine, pond and boat repairs. Both are polyester resins.
A. Gelcoat is not a finishing coat; it is painted onto moulds/plugs and remains tacky after it cures. Resin and Glass are generally applied on top of the Gelcoat. It forms the hard, smooth shiny surface of the finished article and is usually pigmented. It paints on easily but does not drain from vertical surfaces. Use Topcoat if a finishing paint is required.
A. Use our pond calculator to calculate the surface area of your pond. You should then buy the next available size, so say for example your Pond Surface Area is 18m², you should buy a 20m² kit. For a full range of our Pond kits click here
A. Roof trims should be measured and cut to size with a snips (to reduce dust). A dap of roofing adhesive should be applied to the batons to prevent rattling in the wind. Roof trims should then be either stapled with s/s staples of nailed using 15mm clout nails into place every 120-150mm. Where two trims have to be joined together, ensure an overlap of 50mm and apply roofing adhesive to seal.
A. We recommend the following steps to fix a crack in a GRP Trim
Sand an area of about 50mm around the crack using rough grit sandpaper to create a key. Clean down with acetone.
Cut a piece of 450g chopped strand mat the same size as the area sanded. Cut a second piece of 450g chopped strand mat slightly smaller.
Mix resin and catalyst. Brush on the resin to the area and apply the larger piece of glass. Applied more resin until the glass is fully wetted out. Apply the second layer of glass and wet out with resin using a brush. Allow to cure.
Once cured give the area a light sanding to remove any glass sticking up.
Mix topcoat with catalyst and apply to the area with brush.
A. Whilst we would recommend GRP Trims with a fibreglass roof (the fibreglass will bond better). If you decide to use lead or metal trims, ensure the lead or metal is clean and free from contaminates. Use G4 sealer when overlapping with the fibreglass.
A. Before starting laminating, ensure that the weather conditions will be acceptable. Do not lay the roof if rain is forecasted. Temperatures should be at least 15°C to allow the resin to cure. If the temperature is too hot (over 25°C) the resin will cure too quickly.
Sweep down the roof to remove any debris. We start by bandaging the joints, trims and corners.
If you are not using T&G, the joints in the decking should be taped up using masking or any type of tape. This is just to prevent the resin from dripping between the boards. We used T&G so there was no need for this here but we have shown it for demonstration purposes.
Glass bandage should be used to strengthen all the joints on the decking and the trims. Measure out the glass bandage roll and cut or tear to length. It is a good idea to lay the bandage out on the roof before rolling it up and placing beside the joints ready to use.
Weigh out your resin. Mix 2% catalyst in with the resin. For this, we mixed 0.5kg of resin at a time.
Wet out the joint with resin using a paint brush or roller.
Roll out the glass tape over the resin.
Wet out the glass with more resin, until it is fully saturated.
Consolidate with a paddle roller. Ensure there are no pinholes and the mat turns transparent.
This should be repeated with the joints in the trims. Wet out the joints with the resin using a paint brush again.
The edges of the fibreglass can be frayed or feathered, by pulling at the edges to make the seam less visible on the front trim. This will help with the final appearance.
Wet out the glass with a paint brush as before.
Consolidate with a paddle roller
To fibreglass the ends of the raised edge trims, cut out a square of fibreglass that covers the area +50mm onto the trim. Cut relief cuts around the top of the fibreglass so that it can be folded smoothly over the top of the trim.
Again, wet out with a paint brush and consolidate with a paddle roller.
The same method should be used on the internal corners.
Measure the fibreglass mat to size and cut using a stanley knife. When joining two pieces of mat, the edges should overlap by 50mm.
To create a less visible seam between the two mats, the edges are frayed by lightly pulling.
Mix the resin and catalyst. Place the bucket on the weighing scales and reset the scales.
We recommend mixing 2kg at a time. This will be enough to cover 1m2 at room temperature.
Add the catalyst to the resin. The recommended rate for adding catalyst is 2% at room temperature. Mix the resin and catalyst thoroughly for at least one minute, It will change colour slightly as the catalyst is mixed through.
Use a roller to wet out the OSB board
Lay the fibreglass out onto the wet resin.
Apply more resin to the glass mat until the mat id fully wet out. Consolidate the resin and glass with a paddle roller. Ensure that there are no pin holes. The glass will start to appear transparent at this stage.
It is a good idea when working on a larger roof to have one person putting on the resin and the mat and a second person following.
Once cured, lightly sand the area with a coarse sandpaper. The roof is now ready for Topcoat.
A. Our standard fibreglass roofing kits are provided with Llloyds Approved Resin, standard roofing topcoat (in light or dark grey), matting and tools. Our premium roofing kits are provided complete with a flexible roofing resin, fire retardant topcoat (in dark grey only), matting and tools.
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