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PostPost by: Bruce Crowthorne » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:56 pm

Are Strand Glass still in Brentford?

If not who do you use for supplies of resin mat etc?
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PostPost by: john-c-elan+2 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:38 pm

Last time I bought some (4 or 5 yrs ago by the way) it came from :
Glasplies, 2 Crowland St, Southport. PR9 7RL. Tel: 01704 540626. Yo'd better check still in business ! jc
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PostPost by: M100 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:34 pm

Glasplies are still around

http://www.glasplies.co.uk

Strand Glass have recently closed a number (almost all?) of their branches. They do have a website and respond relatively quickly to emails but I have a feeling they won't supply retail any more.

The parent company is Scott Bader

http://www.scottbader.com/pub.nsf/Conte ... mp_Regions

Shows your local "rep"


I've had good (mail order) service from CFS Fibreglass Supplies who have an online shop and quite reasonable prices.

http://www.cfsnet.co.uk

Their printed catalogue is about 50% a how to do it guide (as is glasplies iirc)
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PostPost by: gav » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:25 pm

Hi Bruce
Strand turned into The Fibreglass Shop.
Still located in Brentford on the other side of the road tucked in a corner in a parade closer to Kew bridge.
I had some gear off them earlier this year which was fine.
I purchased mail order so needed to establish a price first then send a cheque. They didn't do plastic money at that time.
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PostPost by: NedK » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:50 pm

gav wrote:Hi Bruce
Strand turned into The Fibreglass Shop.
Still located in Brentford on the other side of the road tucked in a corner in a parade closer to Kew bridge.
I had some gear off them earlier this year which was fine.
I purchased mail order so needed to establish a price first then send a cheque. They didn't do plastic money at that time.
All the best
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Just a +1 for The Fibreglass Shop in Brentford, which is still going.

They do plastic money now, but have no website, and it's the kind of place you'd want to visit. Easy parking round the back of the shop.

The guy who runs it is very helpful and knowledgeable. The shop stocks a bewildering amount of different resins and mats etc. Including carbon and kevlar. Plus every kind of accessory you'd need.

(The owner used to work at the previous Brentford fibreglass shop, as recommended by Miles Wilkins in his book).

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Bruce where you live there are lots of suppliers almost on your doorstep :wink:
Good marine quality matt and resins.
e.g. Portsmouth Fiberglass Marshlands Spur
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PostPost by: gav » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Ned

The Fibreglass shop do have a website but it is a bit creaky

Ill see if i can give you some details later but they do mail order gear out which is really helpful

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PostPost by: NedK » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks Gav. I did try what Google said was their site, but my PC didn't like it...!
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