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Glassfibre reinforced concrete

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Glassfibre reinforced concrete

Unique design with endless possibilities

Through design and manufacturing we help architects, entrepreneurs, and builders create unique, durable, and sustainable facades.

We work with glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC or GFRC) to produce durable, lightweight, and formable cladding. You are afforded a great design freedom when working with GRC, as the material is immensely versatile, and the possibilities are almost endless. We help you design elements shaped in any geometry with a surface custom-designed for your project.

GRC is a sustainable material, and it has a durability of more than 100 years. We also have an environmentally friendly production without toxic materials and a low consumption of energy. This makes the material ideal if you wish to have your project environmentally certified, for example for a LEED certification or a DGNB certification. A range of our projects have received environmental certifications and with our 2021 EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), it is easy for you to calculate the environmental impact of our GRC elements.

GRC is made of white cement and fine aggregates and reinforced with glassfibre. GRC has a significantly higher flexural and tensile strength compared to traditional concrete. Elements are manufactured using a special spray-technique that allows for low water/cement-ratio, low thickness, and high strength. With the long durability, low weight, and great formability, GRC is suitable for both new constructions and renovation projects.

BB fiberbeton are specialists in GRC and we are one of the leading manufactures of GRC. We are verified as a Full Member of the international trade association GRCA. Our status as a Full Member entails a third-party validation that we have sufficient resources in our plant, equipment, and labour to consistently design and manufacture high quality GRC.

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BB fiberbeton has made it possible for us to work with lighting, shadows and textures in a modern expression with respect for the original qualities of the building

Jesper Ingemann Mogensen,
Partner / Architect MAA, DOMUS Architects

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Applications of GRC

A material full of potential

GRC (also commonly referred to as GFRC) is a composite material used for the construction of thin, lightweight exterior building cladding.

GRC is suitable for new constructions where the formable quality of GRC allows architects to construct modern and innovative designs, and entrepreneurs are ensured durable and sustainable cladding.

Furthermore, GRC is an ideal material for renovation and conservation projects, where the aim is to either fully restore a historic building or simply ensure that the new design stays true to the original architecture. With the formability of GRC, you are able emulate previous designs while simultaneously being able to put your own twist on the project. The low weight of the GRC elements also lessens the load on buildings and the durability of the material ensures that your new design will uphold for many years to come.

The high strength, low weight, and formable quality makes GRC concrete ideal for facade cladding and balconies, as well as for cornices, parapets, and sills.

Is there a difference between GRC and GFRC?

You have probably come across both acronyms when researching glassfibre reinforced concrete and it can understandably be quite confusing as the two terms are used interchangeably. Both terms reference the exact same material and the confusion is mainly due to the difference in spelling.

As such, the British acronym GRC is on occasion referred to as glass reinforced concrete as it is devoid of the F that is prevalent in the UK acronym, GFRC. However, it is simply dependent on the difference in the UK spelling “glassfibre” and the US spelling “glass fiber”, which separates the two words.

Thus, it is important to note that the two terms reference the same material. Both GRC and GFRC are a cement alternative that combines cement, water, a polymer admixture, and glassfibre.

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