GRC New Zealand are a team of experts who have been designing and crafting lightweight glass reinforced concrete cladding solutions for over 20 years. The team can deliver anything from a full cladding solution to a feature that enhances the aesthetic of any building. Some recently completed projects are great examples from full soffit and fascia panels to feature walls of GRC cladding. These include FSNI North Island Headquarters, Ballantynes Christchurch and Antipodean Apartments to name a few.
Using GRC provides true flexibility to create a cladding vision that can be both bespoke and uniform. This flexibility includes finish, colour, size and texture of the panels. Either every panel can be the same, some different, or no two alike. Whether it’s wood grain effect, or specialist moulds and profiles, the team turn a vision into reality.
The In-house Design Engineering team have significant experience in supporting and guiding the build team of architects, engineers and developers from concept design phase right through to installation. This includes ensuring the compliance pathway is straightforward by producing detailed shop drawings. These can be used for Producer Statements certification 1, 3 and 4 if required.
All of the GRC cladding solutions are manufactured locally at the factory in West Auckland by dedicated and highly experienced craftsmen. With extensive experience in manufacturing and project management, this enables end to end management for the total project, ensuring everything goes according to plan.
GRC is made from high quality, locally sourced materials where possible and is 100% recyclable and generally considered safe for the environment. This lower environmental impact compared to other building materials is due to its light weight. This also means that it consumes less energy in production and transport, reducing costs in the process.
Of the other notable advantages of GRC cladding, it does not burn or emit smoke when exposed to fire. It’s durable, has seismic capabilities, chemical resistance and good sound/heat insulation properties. GRC is the perfect cladding solution for delivering on the vision, and working with the team of experts at GRC New Zealand we can deliver on that vision.