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Stormking - Frequently Asked Questions

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How long will GRP last?

The ‘Building Research Establishment’ (BRE) carried out an investigation in 2003 (IP 10/03) to establish the durability of GRP and concluded that service lives of 60 to 100 years can be obtained.

Will GRP discolour or fade?

STORMKING only use the finest pigment additives and coatings, like all external finishes they will be effected by weathering and ultra-violet rays. Over a long period of time this will cause some slight fading on the areas exposed to the sunlight. With very little care and maintenance the products will remain in pristine condition for many, many years.

Bay Window Roofs

Why is the STORMKING Bay window roof different?

STORMKING are the only manufacturers who have obtained BBA Certification, this is the only Independent Accreditation recognised by Building Control to satisfy the Building Regulations.

What is a ‘Standard’ bay roof?

We have over 500 bay moulds in all styles and to suit standard window sizes in either 45 or 90 degree configurations – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

What ‘U’ values are the roofs?

We only use an Eco friendly loose quilt insulation and the designs can be adapted to provide ‘U’ values and Psi values for the highest Code levels.

ClearLight

Why are STORMKING ClearLight canopies different?

STORMKING’s range of contemporary canopies has been designed to meet the needs of house builders changing designs on urban developments.

Is there a range of ‘Standard’ Clearlight canopies?

We have over a large range of standard Clearlight canopies in all styles to give a contemporary look to any development – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

Do we need brackets to support the canopy?

No, the Clearlight tubular arms support the canopy to our structural engineers’ calculations. We have both stainless steel wire and solid rod overhead brackets as a design option

What sizes of GRP canopies are available?

Our standard GRP canopies are 1200, 1500 & 1900 long and either 500 or 750mm projection. Larger canopies are available again some options are available for your designer to consider on our drawings section.

How easy are they to fit?

All Clearlight canopies come with a fixing template and ALL fixing bolts, screws and fittings. The polycarbonate roof is pre drilled and are easily fitted using hand tools.

What colours are available?

Clearlight arm brackets are powder coated in silver, the fittings are stainless steel, the polycarbonate roof is clear. Other colour options including ‘smoked’ polycarbonates are available but will increase the call off time and cost.

CopeKing

What is STORMKING’s CopeKing?

CopeKing is a lightweight reproduction stone coping which uses a simple clip system to fix.

Why is it different to other systems?

The Coping system although a solid moulding is very lightweight and extremely robust, it also has the benefit of having a completely dry fixing system.

Why was it developed?

STORMKING developed this unique product to overcome fixing problems with traditional stone coping and when used on timber frame or similar types of construction where differential settlement occurs.

How easy is it to fix?

The solid copings use a simple plastic clip fixed to a plywood plate.

Can it be cut on site?

The solid copings can be cut to length on site using a fine toothed hand saw.

What colours are available?

The ‘standard’ colours are to match Bath, Portland & York stone but it can be easily manufactured in any RAL colour to order.

Door & Window Surrounds

Why are STORMKING Door & Window surrounds different?

STORMKING are the only manufacturers who use RTM moulding techniques in the manufacture of the majority of our entrance canopies. RTM gives a higher quality finish, is safer to handle on site and better for the Environment.

What is a ‘Standard’ Door surround?

We have the largest selection of Door Heads & Pilaster moulds in all styles and finishes, to give a traditional or contemporary look – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

Dormers

Why is the STORMKING dormer roof different?

STORMKING are the only manufacturers who have obtained BBA Certification, this is the only Independent Accreditation recognised by Building Control to satisfy the Building Regulations.

What is a ‘Standard’ dormer?

We have over 500 dormer moulds in all styles and to suit standard window sizes and roof pitches – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

Do we supply the windows?

No, the windows are fitted into the opening which is reinforced to receive the fixings, a stop is provided to locate the frame and sealant is applied to finish off externally.

Do we need special tiles and are traditional roofing methods OK?

All STORMKING dormers include ‘Dry fix’ abutment flashings and compressible foam to act as a filler to stop birds & insects. Normal tiling procedures are used and like all roofs gauges and coursing should be carefully set out prior to starting the tiling.

Entrance Door Canopies

Why are STORMKING Entrance canopies different?

STORMKING are the only manufacturers who use RTM moulding techniques in the manufacture of the majority of our entrance canopies. RTM gives a higher quality finish, is safer to handle on site and better for the Environment.

What is a ‘Standard’ entrance canopy?

We have over 500 entrance canopy moulds in all styles and finishes, to give a traditional or contemporary look – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

Do we need gallows brackets to support the canopy?

No, for example on our flat canopy range we have designed internal steel brackets which support the canopy when bolted as our engineers recommendations. We can also supply posts, trellis, columns and steel brackets if required.

SmartStack

Why is the STORMKING SmartStack GRP chimney different?

STORMKING are the only manufacturers who have obtained BBA Certification, this is the only Independent Accreditation recognised by Building Control to satisfy the Building Regulations.

What is a ‘Standard chimney’?

We have several styles and to suit standard roof pitches with either 1 or 2 pots – check out our options by getting your designer to log on to the drawings section of this web page.

How do the chimneys look like the facing bricks?

We colour match the chimneys with special pigments using sample bricks from either the manufacturer or from site.

Can we have a gable end GRP chimney?

We do not recommend that GRP chimneys are positioned on the gable end, we can offer a brick slip alternative if really necessary.

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Stormking
Amington Point
Sandy Way
Amington Industrial Estate
Tamworth, Staffordshire
B77 4ED

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