Southend Daggerboards

GRP daggerboard replacement at Southend Station, England.

The brief

Daggerboards are a feature of most stations. Traditionally being made of wood, the costal weather of Southend lowers the life expectancy of the timber. We were asked to provide a long life GRP alternative.

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The challenge

Plura helped resolve the following issues with the use of our GRP daggerboards.

Custom CNC cutting

With the use of CNC machines, we can replicate any existing daggerboard design to fit your station

Quick installation time

With a life of 60+ years, POLYboard is perfect for coastal weather conditions

Through colouring

With the use of through colouring, POLYboard won’t lose its colour or need repainting over time


We work with customers to work through their design needs and specifications

The outcome

We helped provide a traditional looking daggerboard for Southend Station that will last for many years to come and exceed the life of traditional wooden alternatives.

Advantages of GRP

GRP is a great replacement for traditional daggerboards, with many benefits.

  • 60+

    years life

  • Highly


  • Custom

    CNC cut designs

PLURA Polydeck have served us well. They continuously perform as promised and we’ll be looking at replacing some of our other bridges with them in the future.

Martin James
Bring Engineer, Doncaster Council

We are delighted with the transformation that Polydeck’s flooring has given the station. Not only does it look better but it performs as promised.

Mary Savory
Estates Manager, Avanti West Coast

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