Glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRP) were developed in the first half of the 20th century. They have high strength (especially for tensile stresses), low density, high resistance in corrosive environments, and free formability. Despite these advantages, GFRP materials are not widely used in construction yet. The main reasons are low stiffness of GFRP (relative to its strength) and the absence of codified and generally accepted design standards. Structural engineers typically have limited knowledge and experience with these materials. In this study, an approach to design slender GRFP bracing panels with methods similar to those used for plated steel girders is developed and compared to results of full-size shear tests.