grp in landscape architecture and open space design    


Rear view of Lords Media CentreThere is often a grey area between sculpture and engineered structure that it falls to landscape architects to solve. Increasingly, public and private landscaping and open space design is using free flowing shapes, sculpted surfaces, and modern patterns in ways not traditionally found in landscape architecture. GRP and other composite materials readily lend themselves to these applications given their corrosion resistance, durability, longevity and the fact that the only limitation on form, colour and design is in the mind of the designer!

Example of the use of grp in the landscape

Recent developments in GRP fire resistance, plus recent progress regarding the inclusion of GRP in regulations and standards are both helping to make this choice of material mainstream. Couple this with the fact that steel materials tripled in cost from 2002 to 2006 and fibreglass wins hands down.

Translucent grp in open space designSounds too good to be true? The problems lie in the specification and structural engineering of the composites, as few landscape architects have the skills or resources to even begin down this route.

Sea-cubed offers a full range of design services and manufacturing facilities intended to assist. We have developed a slightly different approach that is designed to overcome the traditional difficulties landscape architects, designers and engineers have in specifying composites.

A must-have for many landscape architects!Our consultancy services are structured in a unique way to be flexible - depending on where you are in the composite design spiral - and are usually free-of-charge. We also make sure that customers are not unnecessarily tied in to us and include our unique materials selection processes to define the right materials and manufacturing processes for your project.

…..and, unlike our competitors, if composites are not the right material, we’ll tell you so!

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