Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC or GFRC) is a specialised form of concrete. It is a cement-based composite material with an aggregate mix, reinforced with alkali resistant glassfibres. The glassfibres add to the tensile, flexural, and impact strength of the material. This means that you can manufacture strong, lightweight architectural cladding for exterior facades and interior wall cladding.
GRC has three key benefits that makes the material ideal for both new builds and renovations.
Firstly, GRC is an extremely durable material with a lifespan of more than 100 years. The material is maintenance free, fire resistant, and weather resistant.
Secondly, the material is very lightweight and GRC elements are typically only 12 mm. This makes the elements easier to handle and install, while also reducing transportation costs.
Thirdly, GRC is exceptionally formable and versatile. The material can be shaped in any geometry and is suitable for both simple and complex shapes and curves. The surface can be detailed in an unlimited variety to create a bespoke architectural expression.
Below, you can read more detailed about the GRC material specifications and properties.