Fibre-reinforced polymer

SOLID Reinforcement

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) systems are simply defined as high-strength and lightweight reinforcements created by combining carbon (CFRP) or E-glass fibers with a polymer material. The performance characteristics of FRP strengthening have become increasingly popular in construction and retrofit applications, specifically in aging, damaged or overloaded concrete structures.

The primary benefit of FRP systems versus traditional retrofit methods is that significant flexural, axial or shear strength gains can be realised with an easy-to-apply composite that does not add significant weight or mass to the structure. Many times it is the most economical choice given the reduced prep and labor costs and may be installed without taking the structure out of service.

Composite Strengthening Systems may be used to increase the strength of slabs, slab openings, beams, walls, new wall openings, columns, silos, chimneys, piles and pier caps. FRP may be applied to strengthen reinforced concrete and pre-stressed/post-tensioned concrete, steel, masonry and timber.

Leverage our expertise to help with your fiber reinforced polymer strengthening. 

About us

Solid Art is one of the leading concrete construction companies in the Wellington region. This means we have the in-house expertise, knowledge and experience to take on any build, big or small, including challenging and technical jobs.

Founded by Josh Jones and Manahi Rees in 2010.   The  Solid Art team are focused on residential and commercial concrete placing across the wider Wellington region.  The team completes projects from Kapiti to Wellington and the Wairarapa.  

Solid Art identified the need for a high performing team that can tackle any projects from residential pathways and building slabs to complex seismic strengthening projects.