GRP Palisade Fencing

The non-conductive, lightweight properties of GRP palisade fencing make it a highly effective alternative to traditional steel fencing, whilst still maintaining strength. It is highly beneficial in areas such as railways, electrical substations, electrical enclosures, and chemical sites.

Benefits of GRP Fencing?

GRP Palisade Fencing is made from Glass Reinforced Plastic, and is an innovative and practical choice for perimeter security especially in the railway sector, substations or chemical sites. The advantages of GRP palisade fencing comes from its intrinsic material characteristics and practical design:

  • Non-Conductive Material: A key advantage of GRP is its non-conductive nature. This makes GRP fencing particularly suitable for areas near electrical equipment or sensitive installations, as it poses no risk of conducting electricity, enhancing overall safety.
  • High Durability and Corrosion Resistance: GRP is renowned for its resistance to corrosion, environmental wear, and chemical exposure. Unlike metal fencing, it won't rust, decay, or degrade over time, ensuring long-lasting performance even in challenging conditions.
  • Strength and Security: Despite being lightweight, GRP fencing offers considerable strength. It's robust enough to withstand significant impact, making it a reliable barrier for securing premises against unauthorised access.
  • Low Maintenance Needs: Due to its resilience against environmental factors, GRP fencing requires minimal maintenance. It eliminates the need for regular painting or treatments against rust and corrosion, reducing ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Ease of Installation: The lightweight nature of GRP makes these fencing panels easier to handle and install compared to heavier alternatives. This contributes to lower installation costs and quicker setup times.
  • Customisation Options: GRP fencing can be tailored in terms of dimensions and configurations, allowing it to meet specific security requirements and adapt to various site conditions.
  • Environmentally Friendly: With a longer lifespan and reduced need for replacements or maintenance, GRP fencing is a more sustainable option, contributing less waste and environmental impact over its lifecycle.

GRP Palisade Fencing stands out for its non-conductive properties, durability, strength, and low maintenance, making it a highly effective and efficient choice for secure perimeter fencing.

When choosing between GRP fencing and traditional steel fencing, it's essential to consider the distinct advantages and characteristics of each material in the context of your specific needs. 

Durability and Maintenance

GRP fencing offers exceptional durability and longevity. Unlike steel, GRP is impervious to rust, corrosion, and the detrimental effects of harsh weather conditions. This resilience translates to lower maintenance requirements and costs over the long term. Steel, while strong, is susceptible to rust and corrosion, especially in environments with high moisture or corrosive elements, necessitating regular maintenance.

Weight and Installation

GRP fencing is significantly lighter than steel, which simplifies transportation and installation. This lightweight nature reduces the manpower and equipment needed for installation, ultimately lowering installation costs. Steel fencing, being heavier, often requires more resources for transportation and installation.

Safety and Non-Conductivity 

A noteworthy feature of GRP is its non-conductive property, making it a safer choice in environments where electrical hazards exist. This characteristic is crucial in sectors such as utilities and transportation. Steel, being a conductor, may not be suitable for areas where electrical safety is a concern.


Initially, GRP fencing might present a higher upfront cost compared to steel. However, considering its minimal maintenance requirements, longer lifespan, and potential safety benefits, GRP can be a more cost-effective solution in the long run.

While steel fencing has its strengths, GRP fencing stands out for its durability, ease of installation, safety features, customisation options, and long-term cost-effectiveness, making it a superior choice for various industrial applications.


GRP Palisade Fencing - GRP Pales independently tested & comply with the requirements of BS 1722-12:2016 for General Purpose Fences & comply with BS EN 13706, either E17 or E23 Fence Panels are supplied in Kit form to be assembled. This saves on high carriage costs. All the fence profiles are pre-drilled for easy assembly, removing the need for jigs and enabling assembly on site.

Fence Posts are supplied pre-drilled with the required cleats. Embedded Posts include GRP Rebar which is embedded into the concrete to act as a key. Surface mounted posts can be supplied with a metal foot and end cap.

Contact us about GRP Palisade Fencing

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All our GRP Profiles comply with BS EN 13706- Reinforced plastics composites specification for pultruded profiles.

Palisade Fencing

Our Pales have been independently tested & comply with the requirements for BS 1722-12:2016
Our system has also been independently tested & complies with the pull out test for BS 1722-12:2016.

Standard Fence PanelsStandard Post Lengths (mm)
Height (mm)Width (mm)Embedded (mm)Surface Mounted (mm)


– Fire retardant to BS476
– Pt7 Class 1
– Pt7 Class 2
– Low smoke
– Low toxicity

Other Points
– Price dependant on volume
– Next day delivery in most cases

What are the main features and benefits of GRP Palisade Fencing?

One of the main features and benefits of GRP Palisade Fencing is the fact that they require zero maintenance. Once supplied and installed, they are highly durable and stand the test of time for years to come. Further benefits include UV resistance, lightweight, and non-conductive. Unlike traditional materials such as steel, GRP Palisade Fencing provides a long-lasting solution.

What applications is GRP Palisade Fencing suitable for?

GRP Palisade Fencing is suitable for a plethora of applications. Engineered Composites commonly supply palisade fencing for the following applications and sectors; schools, educational establishments, industrial sites, airports, defense sites, gas enclosures, chemical sites, and more. Enquire with us today for more information regarding the suitability of your application.

How much does GRP Palisade Fencing cost?

Great question. The price of fencing ultimately depends on the quantity of fencing you require. For example, if you require GRP Palisade Fencing around the whole perimeter of the school, this is likely to be more expensive than it would be to surround a gas enclosure. Get an accurate quotation from our team by calling us today.

GRP Mesh vs Palisade Fencing - which is best?

When looking for the most suitable fencing solution for your commercial property, it's important to carefully consider both mesh and palisade fencing. There are many advantages to both and ultimately, it comes down to your application and suitability. if you're looking for a fencing solution that best protects your premises and deters intruders, however, palisade fencing is your go-to option.

Can GRP palisade fencing withstand outdoor environments?

Yes, GRP palisade fencing is highly resistant to corrosion caused by weather conditions, UV radiation, moisture, and chemicals. It can withstand outdoor environments and is suitable for both coastal and inland areas. Its ability to withstand outdoor environments, all year round, is perhaps the number one reason why GRP palisade fencing is favourable over traditional alternatives such as steel.

Is GRP palisade fencing strong and secure?

Yes, GRP palisade fencing is designed to be strong and secure. The vertical posts are reinforced with GRP for added strength and rigidity. The pointed tops act as a deterrent, discouraging unauthorised access. GRP palisade fencing provides a physical barrier that is difficult to breach. Engineered Composites regularly supply fencing to industrial and commercial premises that require that much needed protection such as educational establishment and corporate buildings.

Can GRP palisade fencing be customised?

Yes, when you choose GRP palisade fencing from Engineered Composites, it can be customised to fit specific project requirements. It is available in various heights, styles, and colours. Additional features such as gates and access control systems can also be integrated into the fencing system for additional protection in areas where it's paramount.

Why Choose Engineered Composites?

Engineered Composites are your #1 supplier of GRP Palisade Fencing throughout the UK. We supply fencing for up to a dozen sectors and industries so it's highly likely we can supply to yours. We are proud to be a 5-star rated GRP company and can often provide next-day delivery depending on current demand. We look forward to hearing from you and fulfilling your order. Our team are are always on hand to discuss your bespoke requirements.

Haigh Rail Limited made a strategic decision to deploy Engineered Composites' GRP Palisade Fencing for the Stoke Up and Down cess project. This case study highlights why Engineered Composites' GRP products and services are considered the best in the UK. The GRP Palisade Fencing, chosen for its non-conductive properties, played a critical role in ensuring safety and efficient operations near an active railway line.

Project Overview

Client: Haigh Rail Limited

Equipment Utilised: 83m of 1.8m High GRP Palisade Fencing and Double Gates

Non-Conductive Solution for Safety

The proximity of the work site to an active railway line presented a unique challenge for Haigh Rail Limited. They needed a fencing solution that would mitigate the potential threat posed by high-speed trains traveling at 125mph during the construction of a new overhead viaduct. Engineered Composites' GRP Palisade Fencing was the ideal choice due to its non-conductive properties. This characteristic ensured that the fencing material did not conduct electricity, minimizing the risk of accidents and enhancing the safety of the work site.

Efficient Operation Flow

Engineered Composites' GRP Palisade Fencing not only provided a safety measure but also contributed to efficient worksite operations. The fencing design included 4m wide GRP gates, enabling hassle-free access during planned possession works. This feature facilitated the flow of operations and ensured that work could continue smoothly without unnecessary delays or disruptions.

Demonstrating Expertise and Dedication

Haigh Rail Limited's decision to choose Engineered Composites as the provider of the GRP fencing solution highlighted their understanding of project needs and commitment to safety and operational efficiency. Engineered Composites' GRP products and services excelled in this project, addressing the specific requirements of working near the active railway line.

The Solution & End Result

The Stoke Up and Down cess project exemplifies why Engineered Composites' GRP products and services stand out as the best in the UK. By choosing Engineered Composites' GRP Palisade Fencing, Haigh Rail Limited ensured the highest level of safety and operational efficiency near the active railway line. This case study demonstrates the expertise, dedication, and commitment to quality that sets Engineered Composites apart from other providers in the industry.

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