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MADE Composites manufactures innovative composite products of virtually any shape, style, or design, for interior or exterior applications, to satisfy customers' unique needs and expectations. We collaborate with architects and designers for projects in the residential, commercial, and hospitality industry, as well as artists for urban sculptural elements.

Our facilities are fully equipped to manufacture both “one of a kind” sculptural elements, as well as repetitive, precision parts using CNC machines to achieve strict tolerances. Read More...

In all our projects, parts are made from environmentally friendly materials. Our skilled workforce are knowledgeable. experienced, and dedicated to providing high quality products and customer service.

We work with architects and designers to understand their design vision and expectations and help transforming it into successful installations. We provide all our customers with professional assistance from concept to completion, to include technical and design consultation, project cost estimation, material samples, shop drawings, production and shipping schedules, and installation recommendations.
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GLASS FIBER REINFORCED GYPSUM


SPEC SHEET

Used for interior applications, this is a non-flammable, lightweight composite of high density premium gypsum reinforced with glass fibres.

Factory cast in moulds of virtually any shape or size it is strong, dimensionally stable, and it is mostly finished (with paint) onsite, after installation. Weighing only 2 to 3 lbs. /sq. ft., these parts are designed to minimize support framing and installation time and cost.

Built-in reinforcing and/or other embedments can be incorporated into the components to accommodate for fastening and/or hanging.

Overlapping joints and surface tape joints allow for seamless finishing of multi-panel designs.

GFRG is used in applications such as: wall and ceiling decorative panels, domes, vaults, light coves, column covers, cornices, crown mouldings, etc., with choices of textures and patterns.

Pre-made precise, complex architectural shapes can be installed faster and are more economical than other materials.

For more information regarding Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG), please call us at 416.745.5674 or email us at info@madecomposites.com

GFRC
GLASS FIBER REINFORCED CEMENT


SPEC SHEET

This is a non-flammable composite of cement, aggregate fillers, colour pigments and additives, reinforced with alkali resistant glass fibres. ​

Factory moulded parts have high flexural and tensile strength, but are thinner and lighter than precast concrete.

As a result, GFRC parts are easier and more cost effective to install than conventional precast concrete.

Weighing 4 to 5 lbs. /sq. ft (depending on reinforcement) can be used in either new construction or renovations, as interior or exterior claddings.

GFRC parts can be installed with mechanical fasteners, or adhesives, depending on the application.

Some typical GFRC applications are: decorative cladding panels, window and door frames, cornices, pediments, column covers, pilasters, planters, etc.

Available in a variety of shapes and choices of textures and patterns, parts are to be field painted/finished after installation.

For more information regarding Glass Fiber Reinforced Cement (GFRC), please call us at 416.745.5674 or email us at info@madecomposites.com

GFRP
GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC


SPEC SHEET

This is a thermoset plastic composite constructed from a combination of polymer resins, organic fillers and fibreglass reinforcements.

With a Class A fire rating it is also one of the strongest, most durable materials.

It can be produced in virtually any shape in a variety of finishes and textures, for interior and/or exterior applications. Being chemical and corrosive resistant it can be used in harsh environments. ​

Weighing only 2 to 3 lbs./sq.ft. (depending on reinforcing) parts require less labour and time in installation and lighter support structures, thus reducing the cost of construction. ​

GFRP parts are mostly installed by the use of concealed fasteners, and joint positioning is determined by the overall appearance, and installation.

GFRP can be used in a variety of architectural applications – interior, or exterior, where a lightweight and strong, durable material is required, as well as for urban, large scale sculptural elements, with a smooth or textured surface, or patterns.

For more information regarding Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP), please call us at 416.745.5674 or email us at info@madecomposites.com

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QUOTATIONS

MADE will provide a quotation anywhere in the world. Customers may submit a material take-off or send drawings from which a take-off can be analyzed. Please direct your quotation request to info@madecomposites.com


ENGINEERING

When requested, MADE will present shop drawings in .pdf or .dwg format for customer review and approval after receipt of paid order and prior to manufacturing.

When required, on-site laser scanning will be conducted to ensure complete detail capture. 3D modelling and CNC programming are utilized to create highly accurate production moulds.


CUSTOM WORK

MADE manufactures glass fiber-reinforced gypsum (GFRG), glass fiber-reinforced cement (GFRC) and glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) to any specifications, and we take pleasure in working with architects, designers, and homeowners to address individual project needs.


PACKAGING

All MADE products are shipped in industrial packaging to protect against damage in transit.

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Access Panels


Hiding HVAC units or plumbing, MADE GFRG access panels provide the perfect seamless solution for ceiling and wall access, residential and commercial. Lightweight pop-out or hinged door panels incorporate a tapered-edge design that blends invisibly with surfaces, plus a plywood frame for extra strength and joints that won't shrink, sag or crack. It is the perfect design for installations where access is required more frequently.

MADE access panels make service work easier and are available in a wide range of styles and sizes. Crafted from GFRG, they ensure a fine paint-ready finish and are easily textured.

GFRG Access Panel (Hinged)

GFRG Access Panel (Pop-up)

Columns


Constructed from your choice of GFRG, GFRP or GFRC, MADE produces an extensive range of columns with no limit on custom capability. Structural or decorative, MADE columns can be customized – size, shape, color, texture -- to blend with any architectural style for the ultimate in project versatility.

MADE also produces exterior column wraps that can be easily installed over load-bearing posts. Lightweight yet strong, MADE exterior column wraps are immune to warping, shrinking, insects and rot. They come with everything needed for easy installation and are extremely economical.

Domes


MADE GFRG domes capture the spotlight whenever incorporated into the architectural design of public buildings, hotels, restaurants, theaters, casinos or private homes. They can be cast in all sizes and a vast range of shapes: circular, oval, smooth curve, sharp detail, coffered.

Running the full spectrum of custom and textured finishes, MADE GFRG domes can take on any shade from any color palette including metallics: bronze, nickel, copper, gold; and any stone including limestone, sandstone, marble, granite. Available textures include smooth, metal, stone, travertine, mosaic tile and woodgrain. MADE GFRG domes are light, strong, fire-retardant and easy to install.

All MADE products are shipped in industrial packaging to protect against damage in transit.

For more information regarding our products, please call us at 416.745.5674 or email us at info@madecomposites.com

Case Study #1 - GFRG Barrel Ceiling

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The Project

Manufacture and installation of a GFRG barrel ceiling with minimum substrate for the private residence.




The Challenge

This challenge was two-fold: i) working within an empty structure, installing a ceiling without any studs or framing, and ii) compressed timeframe for permits and construction, including demands to minimize expected ongoing overheads.


The Approach

We took the approved engineered drawing and created shop drawings. Once these were approved by the client, we moved forward with manufacturing in our Toronto factory. Glass-Fibre Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) was selected by the client as the material to use because it is stronger, lighter, more durable and cost efficient than drywall or plaster. Hand carved elements and CNC machined moulds were used to produce precision fitting panels with built in openings to accommodate lighting elements.


The Results

Prefabricated panels were manufactured and delivered to the site in 12 weeks. We then assigned a 6-person MADE crew that completed installation in just 4 weeks… and without affecting any other trade. The customer was totally satisfied with the quality, the timing, the crew and the workmanship. The project was completed on time and on budget.


The Advantages

A ceiling of this scope and design using dry wall and plaster could take twice as long to manufacture and install. The weight of the ceiling would also be significantly higher. With our GFRG barrel ceiling, absolutely no backing or drywall was required for installation.

MADE Composites is a division of Classic Mouldings Inc.


Barrel Vault Ceiling Drawings PDF

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Case Study #2 - GFRP Cupola (Dome)

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The Project

Manufacture and installation of a GFRP reinforced cupola without any substructure for a commercial complex in Mississauga, Ontario.




The Challenge

In addition to tight scheduling for permits and construction, the challenge with this project was having to work within an empty structure other than the roof, and installing the cupola directly on roof trusses without any substructure.


The Approach

Although cupolas are traditionally made of copper, the client chose Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) because fiberglass domes have a high strength-to-weight ratio. The material is extremely durable, lighter and more cost-efficient than metal. We took the photo of a cupola that the client presented and worked it into an engineered drawing. We then created shop drawings of the structure and proceeded to manufacturing once it was client approved.


The Results

From start to finish, the project took 6 weeks to complete and the cupola was installed in just 3 hours. It was lifted by crane, assembled using anchors and set into place. Finished on time and on budget, the client was especially pleased with the level of artistry involved.


The Advantages

In addition to rapid assembly and installation on site, using GFRP for cupolas enables unrivalled versatility and customization in shape, size and color, integral or painted. Finishes and textures can replicate wood, stone, terra cotta, copper and gold, and include the application of gold leaf. Exposed to the elements as they are, the weather resistance of GFRP cupolas is another distinct advantage. GFRP is resistant to UV rays, acid rain and corrosion.

MADE Composites is a division of Classic Mouldings Inc.


GFRG Cupola (Dome) Drawing (PDF)

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GFRP Cupola (Dome)


The Project

Manufacture and installation of a GFRP reinforced cupola without any substructure for a commercial complex in Mississauga, Ontario.


The Challenge

In addition to tight scheduling for permits and construction, the challenge with this project was having to work within an empty structure other than the roof, and installing the cupola directly on roof trusses without any substructure.


The Approach

Although cupolas are traditionally made of copper, the client chose Glass-Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) because fiberglass domes have a high strength-to-weight ratio. The material is extremely durable, lighter and more cost-efficient than metal. We took the photo of a cupola that the client presented and worked it into an engineered drawing. We then created shop drawings of the structure and proceeded to manufacturing once client approved.


The Results

From start to finish, the project took 6 weeks to complete and the cupola was installed in just 3 hours. It was lifted by crane, assembled using anchors and set into place. Finished on time and on budget, the client was especially pleased with the level of artistry involved.


The Advantages

In addition to rapid assembly and installation on site, using GFRP for cupolas enables unrivalled versatility and customization in shape, size and color, integral or painted. Finishes and textures can replicate wood, stone, terra cotta, copper and gold, and include the application of gold leaf. Exposed to the elements as they are, the weather resistance of GFRP cupolas is another distinct advantage. GFRP is resistant to UV rays, acid rain and corrosion.

MADE Composites is a division of Classic Mouldings Inc.


GFRG Cupola (Dome) Drawing (PDF)

MADE COMPOSITES


228 TORYORK DRIVE
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info@madecomposites.com

Phone: 416.745.5674

Fax: 416.745.6194

Toll Free: 1.866.745.5560

CLASSIC ART MOULDINGS INC.


1010 BELVEDERE ROAD
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA 33405

info@madecomposites.com

Phone: 561.651.7310

Fax: 561.651.7309

Toll Free: 1.866.745.5560