Turncraft Poly-Classic® FRP Columns are the product of choice for homeowners and builders who demand beauty, value, and performance. Poly-Classic® FRP Columns are architecturally proportioned from rotocast fiberglass-reinforced polymer — the most advanced construction material in the world — so pound for pound they are stronger than concrete, steel, or aluminum.
Poly-Classic® FRP Columns are virtually maintenance-free. They are impervious to termite and carpenter ant attack as well as staining and decaying fungi. High-humidity environments have no effect on these nonporous, waterproof columns. All Turncraft Poly-Classic® Columns are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. Warranty details are available from your distributor or our website.
Poly-Classic® FRP Columns were the first fiberglass-reinforced polymer columns to achieve the distinction of passing an industry test (ASTME, 84-01) that measures the flame spread and smoke development of building components in a fire.
Poly-Classic® FRP Columns are available in the plan types below. Please specify when you order. (Fractional components shown are typical. Customer may specify actual returns, wall thicknesses, etc.)
Poly-Classic® FRP Tuscan Tapered Round
Poly-Classic® FRP Tuscan Tapered Fluted Round
Poly-Classic® FRP Tuscan Non-tapered Round
Poly-Classic® FRP Tuscan Non-tapered Fluted Round
Poly-Classic® FRP Unfluted Non-tapered Square
Poly-Classic® FRP Fluted Non-tapered Square
Poly-Classic® FRP Paneled Non-tapered Square
Poly-Classic® FRP Recessed Paneled Non-tapered Square
Poly-Classic® FRP Unfluted Non-tapered Square with Pedestal
New to the Turncraft product line, our 8” Square TimeSaver Cap and Base employs the same Quick-Fit installation pressure tabs as our round 8”, 10”, and 12” TimeSaver products. Our TimeSaver cap and base offers the easiest and quickest installation in the industry.
Our TimeSaver railing adapter bracket solves the age old problem of attaching a railing system to the decorative base of a round column. Simply use one of these new brackets to make an attractive attachment to our 8”, 10”, and 12” round Tuscan bases. Brackets are available in two different heights, allowing them to be used with just about any railing system on the market.
Turncraft is now offering real flashing for our most popular sizes of columns - the 8", 10", and 12" round and square Poly-Classic® FRP columns with Tuscan caps. Flashing is available in either copper or aluminum. Flashing is 3/4" larger than abacus size, to be folded over the edges of the cap, held in place with construction adhesive (not supplied). Flashing for other sizes and styles of caps are available. Call for more information.
For structural FRP columns, the install kit consists of 4 ABS brackets (2 for top of column and 2 for bottom) and fasteners required for standard installation. We recommend 2 kits for columns 16" and up: this will allow the installer to use 4 brackets at the top and bottom of the column. When installed, the cap and base will conceal these brackets and hardware.
Each kit contains six nylon locking straps with 1/8” spacers and one quart (1.85 lb.) automotive body filler. For columns over 12 foot in height, two kits will be required per column. Turncraft recommends using an abrasive (Carborundum or similar) or carbide blade to trim the shaft. Split columns are not load bearing.
POLY-CLASSIC® FRP Columns
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