Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC)

Glass Reinforced Concrete was first developed in Western Europe by Pilkington (UK) Ltd., and is now being widely and successfully used in the construction industry throughout the world as a cladding material for industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

In terms of building design, the material offers opportunities where traditional materials are unable to meet the specifications or cannot fulfill the requirements at an economic cost. This material is particularly suited for traditional Arabic and Islamic architecture because:

  • GRC allows for relatively thin cross section products and gives a low component weight, usually one-fifth of an equivalent concrete element.
  • It can be designed and moulded into many different shapes.
  • It offers high thermal insulation when used in conjunction with suitable core material such as Polystyrene, Polyurethane or Phenolic Foams.
  • A high quality of surface finish can be achieved, thus eliminating the need for further treatment or maintenance.

Architects, decorators and designers throughout the world have been convinced by the exceptional technical specifications and infinite possibilities offered by GRC for interior and exterior uses. GRC with its highly decorative appeal acts as an excellent alternative to traditional building materials.

The products can be broadly classified as:

  • Cladding panels
  • Fascia panels
  • Pigmented finish panels
  • Acid wash panels (Stone effect)
  • Decorative sun screens
  • Relief and Patterned panels
  • Architectural component, domes, column, cladding with capital and base, etc.
  • Enclosure for water tanks and equipment
  • Arch panels, cornices, castellation, etc.
  • Decorative railings
  • Planters, AC covers, etc.