Uses of GRC

CLADDING

Glassfibre reinforced concrete, GRC / GFRC is one of the most popular materials used for creative prefabricated architectural cladding. GRC’s ability to be moulded into thin, lightweight panels with a wide variety of shapes, forms and surface finishes has been appreciated by a growing audience of architects and engineers worldwide.

GRC cladding panels are generally manufactured by the ‘Hand Spray’ technique. As the name implies, the material is sprayed into a mould using special machinery. The method can produce high-performance materials from which panels with extremely thin, lightweight sections are achievable.

See also the GRCA Project page on GRC / GFRC Façade Cladding

Key Features

GRC  is easily moulded to reproduce shapes, details and textures.

GRC  is high strength allows design of thin, lightweight cladding elements.

GRC  can be coloured with pigments, paints and natural stone facings.

GRC  cladding can replace non-structural precast concrete where weight and/or shape may be problematic.

 
GRC cladding
GRC cladding