Adept GRP Increase In Production

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Due to the continual increase in demand for our GRP Enclosures we are pleased to announce that we have taken strategic steps to increase production to yet another level. Our GRP Cabinets and GRP Kiosks have become increasingly popular since our inception in 2004 and a steady but continual increase in Sales has driven us to increasing both capacity and production over the years. Being a chosen supplier to the likes of major Electrical Wholesalers such as Newey & Eyre, Edmundson Electrical, CEF to name a few, the need to hold increased levels of Stock of our Electrical Cabinets has become increasingly apparent. Our recent implementations sees us holding smaller sized GRP Cabinets in Stock normally for a Next Day Dispatch, this will steadily increase over the next few weeks until we have every model of our Standard Range in Stock. We have recently introduced Computer Generated images of our GRP Electrical Cabinets and GRP Electrical Enclosures in order to provide our new customer a clear understanding of what exactly they will be purchasing, we also provide Drawings and Prices on our Website at adeptgrp.co.uk

In addition to GRP Cabinets, we remain very busy with the Manufacture, Supply and Installation of our Bespoke GRP Enclosures, supplying the likes of Western Power Distribution as well as other DNO’s sees us producing Switchgear Housings and Transformer Housings on a daily basis.

Production aside, we have our Annual ISO 9001:2008 Audit coming up soon, this following on from our SafeContractor and SMAS Certification which will ensure we provide a Methodical and Safe Installation of our GRP Kiosks on Site. We take Quality and Health & Safety very seriously and strive to achieve Continual Improvement in these areas.

SMAS Worksafe Accreditation Award

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Adept GRP Enclosures – SMAS Worksafe Accreditation Award

Adept GRP Ltd is pleased to announce its most recent Accreditation by SMAS Worksafe Contractor.  Part of the approval process required documented evidence to demonstrate a diligent and continual improvement approach to Health and Safety and the Continual Staff Training, Risk Assessments and Method Statements provided by Adept GRP Ltd go some way to ensuring a safe Installation of our GRP Enclosures on Sites around the UK.

SMAS is part of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum

And is seen as the primary Health and Safety Assessment Scheme within the UK, Adept GRP is proud to be associated with such Safety Schemes and will continue to dedicate any resources required in its continual improvement approach to Health & Safety matters.

Our Certificate is available to view at adeptgrp.co.uk, whilst your there, why not take a look at our extensive range of GRP Kiosks and GRP Housings, Standard Range Drawings are available for download on our Site, we also have an Online Store which allows you to make purchases securely and safely. With our personal approach Customer Service, our ISO 9001:2008 Approved Manufacturing Process and friendly Post Sales Support you need not look elsewhere, we’re the people to Manufacture, Deliver and Install your GRP Enclosure in a Safe and Professional Manner.

 

SMAS Worksafe Accreditation Award

Benefits of GRP

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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.

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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.

Top Safety Accreditation for Adept GRP Ltd.

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Industrial GRP Enclosure manufacturer Adept GRP has recently been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in Health and Safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme, which recognises very high standards in Health and Safety management amongst UK contractors.

Adept GRP is principally involved in the Manufacture of GRP Electrical Enclosures and GRP Kiosks most recent Clients have included major players such as DNO Western Power Distribution and Proctor & Gamble amongst others.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Adept GRP Ltd has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines Health and Safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

DNO GRP Enclosure or DNO GRP Cabinet

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DNO GRP Enclosure or DNO GRP Cabinet

A GRP Electrical Enclosure should provide trouble free service for over 30 years. The product is normally manufactured in a Single Skin Construction, which despite being lightweight, is deceptively strong and extremely durable. An Outdoor Electrical Cabinet is normally used as a Electric Meter Housing or possible as a GRP Cover for a Distribution Board which can be fixed to the GRP Cabinets internal backboard.

Adept GRP also provides a variety of Industrial GRP Enclosures and GRP Kiosks to various DNO’s (Distribution Network Operators), Western Power Distribution purchase Adept GRP Enclosures on a regular basis, they also Purchase Explosion Relief Roofs and GRP Doors for Substations. A typical Western Power GRP Enclosure would be Green in colour and may include a built in GRP Metering Section in addition to the main GRP Enclosure.

If you need assistance with a DNO GRP Kiosk or Substation Enclosure just send us a message or ring 01269 843355, we provide a quick turnaround on Quotations and are always available even it’s just for advice or guidance.

GRP Enclosures Manufactured in the UK

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Adept GRP – a popular choice for GRP Enclosures

Using the very best materials and with a proven Design Adept GRP have become a popular choice when sourcing a purpose built GRP Enclosures for a wide array of applications.

Be it a Transformer Housing, Switchgear Enclosure or Personnel Kiosk we have to knowledge, facilities and ability to manufacture a GRP Kiosk to suit the application. As chosen suppliers to various DNO Companies, both directly and indirectly, we can provide you with an unrivalled level of assistance and service that will see you through your Project from start to finish.

All of our GRP Enclosures are Manufactured in the UK

In addition to a personable service, you can also rest assured that the GRP Housings we supply you with will be manufactured in line with ISO 9001:2008 Standards by a Company who are audited on a regular basis. Whilst our Outdoor Enclosures can be manufactured to any size you require, we also offer a Standard Range of GRP Cabinets and Walk in GRP Enclosures, these are our Standard Products which we manufacture on a daily basis from our premises in Wales, a user friendly list of these products, along with PDF Drawings etc can be found on our Technical Specifications page.

Our Standard Range of GRP Cabinets and GRP Enclosures are normally available on a quick turnaround but they are very popular so please feel free to drop Dan an e-mail at danp@adeptgrp.co.uk to get an accurate update on our current Stock levels.

Prices, Drawings and Images of our Standard Range can be found at in our GRP Enclosures Online Shop

 

Adept GRP increase production levels

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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.

Rooftop GRP Enclosures

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A large number of GRP Plant Rooms etc are required to be positioned on existing rooftops, possibly a number of storeys above ground level. Cranage on to roof level as a Ready Built GRP Enclosure is not always an option due to the Site layout or a number of other reasons. One option to overcome such a problem is to consider the possibility of a Service/Goods lift, assuming availability and providing it is of a reasonable size, we can manufacture GRP Enclosures in narrow, smaller panels which will allow them to be transported to roof level with relative ease. The multiple Panels can then be transported across the roof to where they’re to be sited and erected by one of our experienced Site Crews.

In instances where conditions allow the GRP Enclosure to be craned up as a Ready Built, one piece component we would fit Certified Lifting Plates to the Enclosure prior to dispatch, the Slinger/Banksman can then hook the chains up to the lifting plates and commence the lift to the rooftop.

Adept GRP Enclosures are supplied with Risk Assessments/Method Statements on request, we can also provide you with an estimated weight for the GRP Enclosure so as to avoid any potential delays when executing the lift.

Feel free to Contact Us for more information.

 

The picture below shows a small vented BOS Containment Enclosure on a rooftop location in London.

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GRP vs Steel in Industry

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The great Debate over Steel Electrical Feeder Pillars against GRP Electrical Feeder Pillars continues, similar in style and appearance the option of either has been available to Industry for a number of years.

The benefits of Steel Electrical Enclosures

Steel Electrical Enclosures continue to be very popular, they are available in a number of Standard Sizes and are normally available at short notice, smaller units would have a single door normally secured with Triangular Locks, a Ply Backboard to accept Electrical Equipment and the option of a “Root” which can be set in concrete, ensuring a stable base fixing. Adept Steel Cabinets are manufactured from 2mm Zintec Steel Sheet and finished in Green as Standard. The negatives, when compared with a similar Electrical Enclosure manufactured from GRP is the fact that Steel is a conductor of Electricity and its limited lifespan of 8-10 years prior to it showing signs of corrosion.

The benefits of GRP Electrical Enclosures

GRP Electrical Enclosures appear to have the edge when all things are considered. They are also available in a range of Standard Sizes and again, normally available at short notice. Smaller units would come with a Single Lockable Door whilst the larger units would be fitted with Double Doors, they have no central pillar, so full access is provided when both doors are opened. The fact that GRP is maintenance free and has a life expectancy beyond 30 years sees the Doors being hung on Stainless Steel Hinges, secured by Stainless Steel Fixings. GRP Cabinets are designed to provide many decades of trouble free service, they can be manufactured in any Colour from the BS or RAL Range, they can be closed or open based (allowing cables to be fed into the Cabinet from the underside) and accept a range of optional extras such as Viewing Panes in the Doors, Enhanced Locking Systems, Vents but to name a few. GRP is non-conductive and has a Safety edge over Steel Cabinets in that sense.

Summary

To summarise, the general trend sees Industry switching from Steel Cabinets to GRP Cabinets, this primarily based on two factors mentioned above, GRP has a far superior lifespan and is a non-conductive material, two very important factors when looking to house Electrical Equipment safely with longevity in mind.

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Here at Adept GRP we manufacture and supply both Steel Electrical Enclosures and GRP Electrical Enclosures so contact us now or take a look at our online shop!


Range of GRP Electrical Cabinets

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