GRP Planters

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GRP or Glass Reinforced Plastic is fibreglass. This incredible material is strong, hardwearing, durable, frost-proof, rust-proof and light weight.

Bailey Streetscene supplies a wide range of planters and these GRP planters can be made in a range of RAL colours with either a matt, satin or gloss finish. GRP planters are available in a range of sizes to suit any landscape and are extremely versatile: you can plant evergreen shrubs to provide colour all year round in any urban surroundings or plant seasonal plants.

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Plastic planters, or GRP (glass reinforced plastic), are a durable and hard-wearing solution for planters in public outdoor spaces.

They are a versatile planter that appeals to every step of the specification process. Architects and design professionals appreciate the aesthetic qualities as they are available in a range of colours, textures, and shapes, which can be made bespoke to a project’s requirements.

Main contractors benefit from a material that is durable and long lasting, ensuring their client benefits from planters that will stand the test of time. And sub-contractors benefit from a cost-effective planter solution that is lightweight therefore easy to transport around site.

If you are specifying planters in an urban space or wanting to create a visual impact with plants and foliage in a more rural setting, grp planters are a great way to enhance a local area.

Here at Bailey Streetscene, we understand various street furniture products are considered towards the end of the specification process. This is common for how planters are selected for an area.

However, we work with architects and contractors to ensure planters are given much more consideration into early design plans, helping them to make maximum visual and performance impact for a project.

But with a wide variety of shapes, styles, and finishes, how do you choose and install the right plastic planter for your project?

The aesthetic appeal of plastic planters

Architects, main contractors, and sub-contractors benefit from GRP planters, particularly with their visual appeal.

Due to the flexibility and versatility of GRP, you are able to design planters in an almost limitless array of shapes and styles. And because of the customisable properties of the material, you are able to specify in a range of textures and colours.

Our range of GRP planters are available in any standard RAL colour (with a matt, satin or gloss finish), as well as concrete, granite and corten effect.

They are available in a diverse array of shapes. The Bingham GRP Planter is a long elegant styled trough with curved ends, bringing style and elegance to an outdoor space.

The Arc Trough GRP Planter is a modular planter that when multiples are placed together they create a 4 metre circle. It is available in a range of heights which create depth and interest to a planter setup.

Finally, the Derwent GRP Planter is a simple circular planter that is small in size but creates a big impact on its local area.

Functional benefits of GRP planters

GRP offers an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, making it strong yet lightweight. This can be particularly beneficial in for sub-contractors moving them to and from, as well as around a site.

Plastic planters also offer longevity, giving main contractors and sub-contractors confidence their clients will benefit from planters that will stand the test of time. GRP’s resistance to weathering and environmental factors ensures a long lifespan, reducing the need for replacement or maintenance.

Also, unlike metals, GRP doesn't rust or corrode, making it suitable for environments where chemicals or saltwater are present.

Lower maintenance costs are also another functional benefit of GRP planters. Due to its durability and resistance to corrosion, GRP requires less maintenance, which can lead to cost savings over time.

Finally, because of the lightweight nature of GRP planters it often makes installation easier and quicker for sub-contractors, reducing labour costs and meaning construction professionals can move on to their next job quicker, saving time and money.

Sustainable benefits of plastic planters

GRP is currently difficult to recycle.  The very nature of the interwoven fibres (during the production process) means it is hugely difficult to break them back down again. It is possible to recycle GRP, however very few recycling plants offer the service as it requires such a significant amount of energy to do so.

However, GRP does offer some sustainability benefits. As the production process of GRP is considered more energy efficient than materials such as steel. It also has a life expectancy of around 20 years or more, therefore

Our range of GRP planters for your project

Here at Bailey Streetscene, we have a range of GRP planters to suit your project requirements.

The Modular Drum GRP Planter is a striking planter with a mix between modern and industrial appeal. Each module is available in a range of incremental heights of 200mm, meaning your planter scheme can contain planters of different heights and sizes, creating dramatic styling and depth to an outdoor area.

It is available in any granite effect, all RAL colours in a matt, satin and gloss finish, as well as metallic finishes. You can also customise it further with drainage holes, removeable liners, and choose to have it in surface mounted or roof fixed options.

Why buy plastic planters from Bailey Streetscene?

Our team at Bailey Streetscene are problem solvers and passionate in making sure you get an exceptional service.

Whatever your project requirement, we can ensure we have exactly the right GRP planter for you, customising the size, finish, colour, fixing method and other details such as drainage holes or removeable liners.

We are here to make sure you get exactly the right product for your project requirements. This means you can order from us with confidence, our team can help with product selection or technical advice.

If you are working on a project with a plastic planter requirement, feel free to contact our team on telephone 01625 855900, email at, or feel free to browse our product categories above or use the contact form below.