Flexibility in Design is a key feature when considering the numerous benefits of GRP Enclosures. Adept GRP produce various Bespoke GRP Housings for DNO’s such as Western Power Distribution, the majority of our Industrial Enclosures for Western Power include an Electrical Kit out, some are fitted with Roller Shutter Doors to provide maximum access, the Doors can be Electrically or Chain operated, GRP Enclosures which have a Chain operated Door are supplied with a Single Personnel Door, normally 1000mm Wide by 2000mm High for convenience purposes.
A GRP Enclosure can be supplied with an open Base, allowing for Services to be introduced from the underside, an alternative is to request the GRP Kiosk is sat on a Pre-Fabricated painted Steel Base, this is ideal where the GRP is to utilised as a Switchgear Enclosure, the Steel Base would be fabricated with Lifting Points which would have been Tested & Certified prior to dispatch.
Bespoke GRP Kiosks aside, Adept also manufacture and supply an extensive range of Standard GRP Cabinets, these are usually available from Stock in Green (BS 14-C-39) or Grey (BS 10-A-05), Drawings can be accessed here https://adeptgrp.co.uk/technical-specification/ many of our repeat customers use our Secure Online Store when Ordering Adept GRP Cabinets, we have over the years, streamlined the process to make it as user friendly as possible. We also understand the need for human interaction on occasions and always welcome telephone enquiries by telephone on 01269 843355 or by e-mail email@example.com
In addition to Manufacturing, Supplying and Installing GRP Enclosures and GRP Kiosks, Adept GRP supply and install Replacement GRP Door Sets for existing Structures. A new Set of GRP Doors instantly improves the appearance of an h, this in addition to providing an improved level of Security. The Doors can be fitted with a Hasp & Staple, a Pad-lockable 3 Point Locking System c/w with protective Shroud or any other lock of your choice. Replacement GRP Doors can be manufactured in a Semi Gloss Finish or a Wood Effect finish, colours can be selected to tie in with existing surroundings. Our Industrial GRP Doors come pre hung in a GRP Frame, and are hung using St/St Heavy Duty Hinges.
We also Manufacture and Install Bespoke GRP Substation Roofs, these can be to replace an existing Felt Roof or to provide cover by sitting on a suitable perimeter wall, again, made to measure from Durable GRP needing little or no maintenance and manufactured in a Colour to suit the existing surroundings.
On a different note, our recently released range of GRP Electrical Enclosures are already proving to be very popular, the Standard Electrical Installation seems to meet most needs and steps are being taken to produce these GRP Kiosks on a larger scale in order to keep up with demand. The VRE Range can be found here if you need any more information or guidance just email firstname.lastname@example.org
GRP Kiosks with Electrical Fittings
Beady eyed users of our website will soon see that we now offer our Standard Walk In GRP Enclosures (VR13 through to VR16) with a standard Electrical Kit Out as an alternative option. We have uploaded Drawings showing our VR13E, VR14E, VR15E and VR16E, these are our traditional Standard sized GRP Kiosks with the Basic Electrical Installation included. The Drawings show details and locations of the Electrical Fittings we now offer as a package in our very popular Standard Range.
The Standard Electrical Kit out in our GRP Enclosures has stemmed from our Customers previous requirements, we’ve collated and studied past orders and come up with a package we consider to be both popular and extremely good value. A typical Electrical Kit Out in our Standard Walk in Enclosures will include a 6 Way Distribution Board, a Twin Socket with RCD Protection, a 1600mm Fluorescent Light Fitting c/w Switch and a 2ft Tubular Frost Heater with Protective Guard and Thermostat to keep your equipment safe and functional during frosty weather. All wiring will be housed in impact resistant PVC Conduit and will be Tested & Certified to NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) Standards prior to dispatch. The charge for the Standard Electrical Kit Out is £465.00 & vat. We consider this to be excellent value along with the added convenience of having your GRP Kiosk delivered with everything you need pre-installed. Please remember that this offer applies to our Standard Range Enclosures which are Delivered in Ready Built Form. Additional Electrical fittings, along with Hinged/Lockable Cable Entry Points (Commonly known as Cat Flaps!) are available on request.
So, to summarise, if you need a Standard Walk in Enclosure without Electrics it’s our VR13, VR14, VR15 or VR16, if you prefer either of these complete with the Standard Electrical Kit Out just ad an “E” at the end of the part number. Take a look at our Technical Specifications page for all models.
More coming soon…
We will soon be carrying out the same historical investigative process on our smaller Standard GRP Cabinets (VR1 through to VR12) with a view to determining the most popular and cost effective Electrical Package, again, Drawings will be uploaded to our website at adeptgrp.co.uk with the same prefix (VR or VRE) being adopted. If in the meantime, you find yourself needing GRP Cabinets or GRP Enclosures with Electrical items fitted prior to dispatch just let us know, we’re always happy to help….watch this space !
Insulated GRP Enclosures
A bespoke Adept Insulated GRP Enclosure would normally be constructed using a 12mm or 18mm Ply Core within a sandwich construction. A typical 12mm Ply Core Construction would provide a U Value of 2.2 W/sq.m/degC, whereas an 18mm Ply Core would provide a U Value of 1.5 W/sq.m/degC. The introduction of a 50mm Foam Slab Insulation along with the 18mm Ply Core mentioned above would provide a U Value of .45 W/sq.m/degC.
Adept GRP manufacture enclosures in such a way so as to provide flexibility in design. Preformed apertures can be moulded into position to suit site requirements, doors can be positioned to suit specific applications to ensure that the GRP Kiosk you purchase suits your needs perfectly. GRP Transformer Housings can be fitted with Explosion Relief Roofs, Cable Entry Points and a full Electrical Kit Out if necessary, Electrics would be Tested & Certified prior to dispatch.
Adept GRP Enclosures
Adept GRP Enclosures are manufactured in line with our ISO 9001:2008 accredited process ensuring strict control throughout. Delivery for an average size Enclosure would be made on a Rigid Lorry cw Offload by Hiab, a Large GRP Enclosure can be delivered in Panel Form and assembled on Site by our fully Qualified Site Personnel.
Be it a Switchgear Enclosure, a Transformer Housing for a DNO, a GRP Electrical Enclosure or a small Roadside Range GRP Electrical Cabinet, Adept GRP can help you.
GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) has numerous benefits that are hugely beneficial in the manufacture of GRP Enclosures.
The primary benefits would be its Lifespan, GRP Enclosures remain operational for well over 25 years, they don’t need any painting or staining, a little light lubricating Oil on the hinges and lock will ensure trouble free service for years to come.
Another such advantage would be the flexibility in Design
GRP Panels can be produced in specified sizes. We often encounter instances whereas a GRP Enclosure is required at roof top level, the Service Lift is very often too small so we resolve the issue by Manufacturing the Wall/Roof Panels to suit the service lift. We then offer a Service whereas an Adept GRP Site Crew will attend Site and erect the Enclosure in the requested location.
Adept GRP Enclosures (also referred to as GRP Kiosks) are Non Conductive and are finished internally with a Fire Retardant Resin.
They are manufactured with the end use in mind, the position of the Doors and any other features dictated by the Customer prior to the commencement of manufacture. Further details are available at https://adeptgrp.co.uk/grp-enclosures/bespoke-grp-enclosures/
We also produce a range of GRP Electrical Enclosures, these come in set sizes but with 16 options on size you’re almost sure to find something close to what you want. If you’d like to browse our Standard Range of GRP Cabinets you can find Drawings and prices at https://adeptgrp.co.uk/technical-specification/
What is an Adept GRP Enclosure.
A GRP Enclosure or GRP Kiosk is a man made product which can be designed and manufactured using Composite Materials, the benefits of using GRP are numerous, it’s durability and longevity are well documented and allows for a low maintenance product which will provide uninterrupted service for decades.
Common uses for GRP Enclosures
GRP Enclosures are commonly used to house Electrical Equipment, this may be sensitive Switchgear, an Industrial Transformer or similar, the fact that the GRP Enclosure can be designed to suit site specific needs and then delivered in one piece so it’s ready for use instantly makes it a very viable option. Such conditions minimise downtime on site and allow for the smooth transition needed to get situations up and running quickly.
Our GRP Enclosures
Electrical Enclosures can also come in more common, smaller sizes. These are manufactured in house by Adept GRP Ltd and sold in great numbers to the likes of Edmundson Electrical, Newey & Eyre etc. Adept GRP Cabinets are also supplied direct to Electrical Contractors who see them as the ideal solution to protect Electrical Components from the weather. Our most common sizes are the VR6 and VR7 Cabinets, these Non Conductive Electrical Enclosures are available in Green or Grey and usually available from Stock. If you’re reading this because you’re on the look out for an Electrical Cabinet or a GRP Kiosk try clicking this link https://adeptgrp.co.uk/technical-specification/ if you need more help or just some general advice feel free to call us on 01269 843355.
Adept GRP Ltd have recently taken on additional premises with a view to increasing production levels of our ever popular GRP Electrical Cabinets. The Outdoor Weatherproof Cabinets are part of our Standard GRP Enclosure Range, are in continual high demand.
The VR Roadside Range offer Small, Medium and Large walk in GRP Enclosures, all Adept GRP products come with an expected lifespan in excess of 25 years making our GRP Enclosures a very cost effective option when lifespan is considered against initial outlay.
We also produce tailor made, Bespoke GRP Enclosures for situations where a standard GRP Kiosk doesn’t quite meet requirements. Bespoke Enclosures can be small or large, we are normally provided with a brief on what’s required which we then, given our extensive experience, use to produce an Autocad Drawing which we provide for approval prior to commencing manufacture. Delivery of the smaller GRP Cabinets are normally by National Carrier whilst the Larger GRP Housings are delivered on a dedicated vehicle and offloaded/positioned by Hiab.
In addition to being Audited by an external Consultancy Company on a monthly basis, Adept GRP is also Audited on an Annual basis by SGS with a view to meeting IS0 9001:2008 Standards, a standard we gained and have continually met for a number of years.
If you’re looking for assistance with an upcoming Project which requires an Industrial GRP Product we are the people to speak to, we offer a very personalised service supported by extensive experience within the GRP Industry. Just visit adeptgrp.co.uk or call 01269 843355 and we’ll guide you through the entire process.
GRP enclosures can be supplied to house and protect infrastructure from all kinds of weather conditions, chemicals and vandalism. GRP enclosures can be customised to dampen noise and contain fire; they can also be designed to have multiple compartments if that is what the customer’s requirements are. The compartments can be individually fitted with a ventilation system, or installed in whole GRP enclosures.
Because GRP enclosures are also extremely durable and have an indefinite life expectancy they are very cost-effective. GRP enclosures make the ideal housing to protect your plant and equipment inside. GRP enclosures are much more practical than the traditional metal enclosures as they are virtually maintenance-free and once your equipment is housed it is safe and secure for many, many years.
GRP enclosures are commonly used to house and protect generators, electrical boxes, compressors and pump houses. They are also used by many different industries to store expensive equipment and tools because of the security they afford.
GRP enclosures can be manufactured to the exact specification of the customer’s requirements and then customised to suit all different kinds of environments. Because of the flexibility of fibre glass the enclosures can be manufactured in all sizes.
Companies that design and manufacture GRP enclosures are often asked for advice by customers on how to house certain equipment. With their experience and knowledge they can offer the most cost effective and safest way to protect and secure any infrastructure. The fact that these enclosures have a life long guarantee and are virtually maintenance free makes them one of the most cost effective items for many industries.
The use of GRP Enclosures within the Construction Industry has been somewhat of a revelation. The fact that a Transformer Housing can now be Ordered, Delivered and installed within 2-3 weeks is a major step forward from the days when a traditional build was the only option available.
Time is always an issue on a construction site, deadlines have to be met in order to prevent delays
which usually have a costly affect on the project. The days of a traditional build saw a greater emphasis on the “human element” whereas Brick Layers would construct a Transformer Housing or Switchgear Enclosure aided by Carpenters, Roofers etc, this system was always reliant on satisfactory weather conditions and all members of the team turning up, it was also a relatively lengthy process and any hiccups only complicated an already complicated situation.
The introduction of GRP Enclosures has made a positive difference to the Industry, any requirements for GRP Housings are submitted to the likes of Adept GRP Ltd, a Quotation is provided followed by a detailed CAD Drawing, once the design/layout is approved production begins indoors, the production programme is unaffected by any inclement weather as is possible by traditional means. In approximately 3 weeks, at a pre determined time your GRP Enclosure will be delivered, offloaded and positioned by Hiab. You can then be confident that your Equipment is protected from the elements for years to come with very little maintenance anticipated.
Glass reinforced plastic or GRP as it is commonly known is a material that is used today by many large well known companies and also smaller not so well known companies. Basically, what I mean is GRP is used in a vast number products ranging from aircrafts to our kitchen sink.
Because this material is so versatile it is also used on industrial estates all over the country, and it is used for GRP enclosures. Businesses everywhere are always searching for ways to save money but at the same time these businesses have to grow and expand to stay in the market.
GRP enclosures are used as business units on many industrial estates as an extension of the original unit. High rents charged per square foot that is constantly increasing puts pressure on businesses who are struggling to survive.
The solution for businesses that need more space for storage or as a working unit was to construct a GRP enclosure. The issues that where raised by the local planning offices have been satisfied as long as these GRP enclosures match the original unit that they are placed next to.
GRP enclosures can be ordered with several different finishes to match the original building. Slate lookalike roofs can adorn these GRP enclosures to make them look like they are a real extension of the brick building.
In fact in many ways the GRP enclosures are probably more efficient and cost effective than the brick building as once they are constructed they are very low maintenance.