01704 540626

Tricel Composites
The home of GRP

Glasplies is the oldest independent supplier of Glass Reinforced Products (GRP) in the UK.

The American D.U.K.W. appeared on our beaches about 1948, brought here by a scrap metal merchant as a possible business idea. In 1949 an ex-Navy officer Joseph Rankin, the founder of Glasplies, purchased some 20 vehicles from the then Thompson and Doxey export Ltd. He used them as pleasure vehicles on the beach for several years.They were not always mechanically reliable and often leaked. It was from this experience that Joe found fibreglass to be the best material to repair these aging vehicles, its popularity amongst other craft users was the inspiration for Glasplies.

Joe had a standby recovery vehicle incase of problems, under the pier he had a mint condition D.U.K.W.to recover the recovery D.U.K.W. Joe used his D.U.K.W.s as shrimping vehicles with some success. He was asked in 1951 by the then Southport Corporation to pioneer the use of the D.U.K.W. as a sea rescue vehicle. In conjunction with the beach Rangers well over 600 people were rescued on our beaches from then until their retirement in the 1990s.

From that beginning, Glasplies has over 47 years of supplying quality & service to all aspects of Fibreglass supplies & markets whether trade or retail.

Our ever growing product list caters for the experienced maker of fibreglass moulds as well as the enthusiasts. Whatever your experience, we are here to help, from laying up a flat roof to building a boat. Our range includes everything you need to get started included in our range of fibreglass supplies and flat roofing materials.

Our new fibreglasss roofing training courses are designed to offer practical tuition combined with on site support. We hope you find our website a pleasure to use and purchase all your fibreglass supplies, and welcome your comments and feedback.
Tricel Composites (GB)
2 Crowland Street
Tel: 01704 540626
Fax: 01704 537322
Email: office@tricelcomposites.co.uk
Registered in the UK, company number 02082583

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 07:30 - 16:30
Saturday 08:00-12:00

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