Wednesday, 14 March 2018

CFS are Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award winners!

CFS has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with verified customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’ commitment to outstanding service.

CFS met the criteria of collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Chris Willey, CFS commented: “It’s a real honour to receive this award from Feefo. To be recognised for

Friday, 9 June 2017

Amazing Customers' Products 2017

#1 Capital Bee

Dr Evils' nearby nuclear plant did wonders for honey output.
This may be the biggest pacifist bee (for largest killer bee see: Worlds Largest Killer Bee, Hidalgo Texas ) and it's just up the road from us at the Eden Project it's well worth a visit if you are in Cornwall. As you can see she is happily pollenating plants and never laying eggs in the brains of tourists.

The eyes really follow you around the room
We are loving those fibreglass compound eyes produced from our very own resin, which you can see
here ready to be installed. Thanks to Louise and the team at Eden for the photos.

#2 Extreme Airfix

Mum, can i hang it from the ceiling?
It's questions you would never think of asking but we have the answers. What do you do when you need to train ground crew to move around a fighter jet that doesn't exist? How do you even build a

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

This Month In Fibreglass: March 2017

Where else can you find a compilation of news stories so diverse as wool based composites, massive dragons and Greek/Australian porch pillars. Only in our blog, no refunds for wasted life here...

No Sweat-er

Somewhere for you to relax
Using a sheeps backside as somewhere to rest your backside is nothing new, I've been doing it for years. What makes this a good idea I wish I thought of though, is compressing wool and using it as a composite reinforcement, it's genius and that's what they do at Solidwool. It's not just posh chairs, you can also make table and drink coasters amongst other items.

Somewhere for ewe to Relax
The BBC have featured the Devon couple involved in a TV show where they explain....

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An Exploration of 3D Printing

In our latest blog we will be exploring the remarkable world of 3D printing, and the far-reaching consequences it has on countless industries; from medicine to fashion to aerospace engineering, and even to your own desk!

Early 3D printing began in the 1980's, but over the last few years we have seen unprecedented advancements in printing technology. We can now print, not only in plastics, but in metals, ceramics, bio materials, food, and more!

Print solutions provide a helping hand...

Click here for some examples of the incredible range of things that we are able to print in our day and age. From bikinis, to soil, to selfies, to scans of unborn babies, this list has us wondering what printable prize will be next! One of our favourites is the use of 3D printing to create low cost prosthetic limbs for amputees, such as 16 year old bomb victim Daniel Omar. As 3D printing provides a cheap and quick alternative to traditional prosthetics, we are hopeful it can break down the cost barrier that prevents so many from receiving prosthetic limbs.

Daniel Omar, 16 year old bomb victim from Sudan, with his 3D printed prosthetic arm

Monday, 12 September 2016

Facebook Prize Draw: Terms and Conditions

  1. Winning entry will be drawn at random using a random number generator, on Wednesday 28th September, 2016.
  2. Promotions are only available for entry by UK residents.
  3. Entrants must 'Like' both the CFS Fibreglass Facebook Page AND the appropriate promotional post.
  4. Prizes cannot be exchanged for alternative items, equivalent monetary value or vouchers.
  5. Prizes will be sent via courier, upon receipt of winner's delivery address.
  6. No purchase necessary.
  7. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Fibreglass Roofing: A Step-By-Step Guide

We've put together this step-by-step guide to give you a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Fibreglass (GRP) Flat Roofing. From 1st September 2016 - 30th September 2016, you can save a massive 20% on all our roof trims online!

Fibreglass Flat Roofing

A properly laid fibreglass roof (also known as GRP Roofing), will last for at least 30 years with no measurable deterioration. The roof must be laid onto a dry deck, in dry conditions, at a temperature not below 5°C. The resins and top coats should be suitable for use in GRP Roofing - the label on your resin should give you this information. Typically two people can strip, re-deck, laminate and top coat a roof of about 20 square metres in one day. Always try to plan starting the roof when a settled period of weather is forecast.

Please note: This guide relates only to the application of the GRP laminate and top coat.


The decking boards should be Sterling OSB3 tongue & groove. They should be fixed to the roof structure using ring shank nails or screws with a minimum penetration of 25mm, which should be used at 300mm centres down the length of each joist covered by the boards. When laying tongue and groove boards, ensure the gap between the boards is facing up, so it can be reinforced by the resin that runs into it when the laminate is laid. All the boards must have their joints staggered to increase the strength of the roof (see below).

Now you will need to form the edge detail with various preformed edge Trims.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

This Month In Fibreglass: August 2016

This month we have extreme up-cycling that makes you think about the war; an ultra luxury champagne glass that makes you think there is more money than sense; and deadly clear castings that make you ask, where's that been?

Up-Cycling V2.0

The V2 rocket built by the Germans as the "vengance weapon" and the first long range ballistic missile. If you happen to have one maybe half buried in the garden, dig it up now, cut a hole in the side (just be really, really careful) and voila! A lovely armchair for your childs bedroom. This month we are jumping on that Nazi themed bedroom furniture bandwagon to bring you "Rocky Rocket" just the thing to light up the eyes of any youngster with ideas of world domination.
Excitement builds as the first Rocky Rocket armchair is installed just outside of Berlin
Don't worry if you can't up-cycle a real V2 because, just like me, Rocky Rocket can be bought