We manufacture FRP columns as one piece from fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP). Infused with marble dust, FRP columns have a stone-like feel. They are in keeping with the look and feel of traditional classical architecture. These columns are hollow so they can be used as a decorative wrap if needed. And yet they feel and sound solid because of the hard dense nature of the composite column material.
Weatherproof, insect-proof, rot-proof, virtually maintenance free, pound for pound stronger than concrete, steel, or aluminum. This is the premier option for round columns. Works great with either wood or synthetic balustrades. Interior or exterior use. Use acrylic-latex primer and paint for best results. Whole columns are load bearing. See capacity chart below. Round tapered shafts have a modified architectural entasis, with a Tuscan style astragal for authentic styling. This creates a very visually appealing and architecturally correct look.
Split/reassembled FRP columns are NOT load bearing. The idea of a split column is that it can be used around a supporting post, or as a pilaster against a wall. Optional Reassembly Kit available for those ordering split columns to be reassembled around an existing member. Includes necessary ties, spacers, and filler. Two kits are required or columns 14′ high and taller. No warranty provided on split columns.
24″ FRP Columns are available custom fluted. We will flute columns for your specific overall opening height. Just drop us a note on how tall the finished column will be, and we’ll make the flutes to start at the appropriate height on the column shaft.
Column Capitals and Bases:
Tuscan Capitals for the 24″ FRP Columns are Polyurethane. Tuscan Bases are Fiberglass Polymer (same material as the column shaft).
All Caps and Bases (except ornamental capitals) install around the shaft and do not affect the overall installed height.
Two Column Installation Kits are included with every Cap & Base Set. Having two kits helps hold these larger columns in place. The Install Kits contain hardware to install round and square composite columns in just about any application. Brackets are bolted to the column, then Tapcon screws attache the top brackets to the ceiling/soffit. Kit includes full instructions on installing round columns. If you are attaching wood railing to a round column, you’ll want to look at the Wood Rail to Round Column Hardware Kit.
Craftsman Pedestals available for these round tapered columns. Matching square and non-tapered columns available.
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For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- Column Specifications PDF
- Column Installation Instructions.pdf
- Cap & Base Installation Instructions.pdf
- How To Attach Wood Railing to Round Columns PDF
- Reassembling Split Columns PDF
- Installing Split Columns as Pilasters PDF
- Installing Ornamental Capitals PDF
- More info on allowable loads.pdf
- Flame Spread Test Results PDF