In the construction market, there are many different materials that are used for renovations and creating new objects. However, there is one technology that stands ahead of all the others. Glass fiber reinforced concrete also known as GRC (GFRC), is now one of the most commonly used natural materials in the construction industry, with exceptional durability and texture. Its composition consists of specialized sand, cement, water, alkali resistant fiberglass, appropriately selected chemicals and/or colorants, which are dispensed in the appropriate proportions according to a specific technological regime; it has become the company’s secret. What sets it apart from others is primarily the ease of use, thanks to which we can achieve freedom in shaping the space surrounding us. Its main advantage is also plasticity, versatility and lightness, which gives you the freedom in forming the shape. Not without significance is unique hardness and strength of fiber concrete, it is characterized by its high resistance to destructive external factors such as sun, frost and corrosion.
GRC Beton Poland Company – a national leader in the GFRC technology, working in accordance with its motto „GRC is the freedom of designing and building”, uses fibro-cement to produce panels and cladding, decorative and functional elements, including: floor slabs, kitchen and bathroom tops and windowsills. Due to the high standard of aesthetics, the fiber-concrete material is becoming increasingly popular with customers who want to be happy and satisfied with the final results of construction and finishing work in their homes, and more.
Concrete is a commonly used construction material – it is durable, resistant, offers great structural capacity, and thanks to appropriate construction technology it can also be a good thermal insulator. However, it has certain limitations, including the matter of tensile strength. A common solution to this problem is the use of appropriate reinforcement to strengthen the concrete. Types of reinforced concrete The most commonly used type of reinforcement is steel bar – this is a reinforced concrete. This is a popular and relatively cheap solution. A grid can also be used to strengthen it – we are talking about a ferrocement. Another method is the use of compressed concrete – in this case, the reinforcement made of high-quality steel is additionally stretched before the concrete is poured. Cables, lines or c-sections can also be used for the purpose of reinforcement. Innovative methods include glass fibre concrete reinforcement. The concrete composite […]
The term “concrete furniture” sounds abstract. However, it turns out that this type of interior furnishings exists – thanks to architectural concrete, the creation of original tables, shelves or seats is possible. All this is due to the special properties of this material, thanks to which these unusual equipment does not lose its comfort and aesthetics. What exactly are the characteristics that allow architectural concrete to be used in furniture production? Innovativeness in interior design This material has an unique look, which is best suited to modern style interiors, but its great versatility allows to create successful arrangements of various types with concrete in the main role. This seemingly cool material fits very well other materials, such as wood. Architectural concrete likes large and bright spaces, maintained in one colour palette. The properties of this variety are above all high resistance and durability, which gives concrete furniture the rank of […]
In almost every larger town there is a need to protect residents from excessive noise. Acoustic screen is a construction designed to create a sound barrier at railway tracks, motorways, expressways or especially busy streets. Good acoustic insulation and sound absorption factor as close as possible to 1, i.e. in this case the maximum value, largely depends on the type of material used to create the screen. GRC architectural concrete (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) has one of the best properties in this field and its structure is enriched with glass fibre. What is the decisive factor in using GRC in sound-absorbing screens? GRC concrete disperses the noise that is generated in the vicinity of frequently used road infrastructure connections. Effective sound insulation is already achieved with a plasterboard thickness of only 9.3 millimetres, which is a very good result. Using a GRC board of such width on the wall of a […]
What is concrete composed of? Cement, sand, water and all kinds of additives are used in this construction material. In addition, the reinforced concrete contains suitable reinforcements. It should not be surprising that the properties of water used during concrete production are of utmost importance as regards the features of the finished product. What is the characteristic of water used for concrete production? Good water quality allows for the proper consistency of concrete or mortar, and it also allows for the binding process. Of course, it can not contain any physical or chemical impurities. Such conditions are met e.g. by supply water, which makes it quite suitable for use in construction. There are adequate standards for each source of make-up water (e.g. surface water or reclaimed from concrete production processes). Any deviation from the provisions of the Polish Standard PN-EN 1008: 2004 (except points 3.4 to 3.6), which relates to […]