Benefits of glassfibre reinforced concrete panels (GRC)

Principle Benefits of Grade 18 GRC Cladding

There are many benefits to be realised via the specification of Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete panels (GRC).

Here at GB Architectural Cladding Products, we endorse the choice of Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) for a number of very sound reasons. These include its lightweight yet hard-wearing nature, its low maintenance and it is considerably more sustainable and environmentally kind than other corresponding concrete cladding products currently available to architects. Additionally:

Design Flexibility: The nature of GRC and the manufacturing process involved means that a variety of designs can be created, some which exquisitely replicate traditional features and natural materials.

Lightweight: GRC Panels will serve to reduce the overall weight loading upon the building subframe thus providing significant savings in foundations and superstructure.

Quick and highly efficient to install: GRC components can usually be entirely removed from the project critical path.

Glass fibre reinforced concrete cladding panels from GB Architectural Products can *sometimes be fixed directly on to SFS from the external cement board face.

Tough and hard-wearing: Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete has a greater tensile strength than precast concrete. GRC is also, usually, substantially less affected by poor or extreme weather conditions such as snow, ice or heavy rainfall.

Low Maintenance: GB Architectural Products’ Grade 18 GRC cladding panels require virtually no maintenance for their entire life cycle. This means lower long-term running costs, and less of an environmental impact.

Environmentally Friendly: As Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete cladding uses considerably less cement than equivalent concrete and produces much lower carbon dioxide emissions during the manufacturing process, GRC represents a more sustainable building material choice than other concrete product options.


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