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concrete skin grc

Brighton College

The combination of glass fibre and concrete to form a Glass reinforced concrete façade or GRC is the strengthening component for the panel. Fibre C is very much an acronym of these words “glassfibre” and “concrete”, a term coined by Rieder to describe its product material composition. This concrete panel offers class A1 fire resistance, long-term durability and is CWCT and BBA certified.

There are two layers of glass mesh fibres running through the concrete panel which enables the concrete panel to be only 13mm thick but incredibly dense. With traditional GRC products offering thicknesses of 20-25mm, Pura Facades can supply the UK market with 13mm thickness – therefore falling in line with standard ventilated facade panels and fixing systems.

Concrete Skin Brochure

concrete skin brochure

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The weight of the panels is an average 29/30kg per square metre. This thinner and lightweight concrete panel offers logistical advantages as the concrete panels are easier and more lightweight to transport to site, plus with the reduced thickness of the concrete, the steel framing can also be lighter, making projects more cost effective. It also means from a holistic engineering viewpoint Rieder’s Fibre C material requires a significantly less primary structure to carry the loading of the concrete panels.

 

Concrete Skin
Concrete Skin

dimensions

Size
2.5 x 1.2 m, 3.1 x 1.2 m and 3.6 x 1.2 m
Special size
On request
Dimensional variation length
± 3 mm
Dimensional variation width
± 2 mm
Thickness
13 mm (10 mm on request)
Thickness tolerance
± 1.3 mm
Thickness tolerance within one shipment
-
Edge straightness (Level 1)
± 0.1 %
Perpendicularity (Level 1)
± 2 mm/m

colours and surfaces

Colours may vary due to technical reasons and the printing process, please request a sample.

installation

concrete skin face fix

concrete skin can be fastened with rivets or screws on an aluminium substructure. Surface texture and colour match rivets are available from Pura Facades®.

For concrete skin installation, we recommend using three main fixing methods which include face fix, concealed fix with anchor and bolt, and concealed fix with adhesive. Bespoke fixing systems can also be recommended but for best results, speak to our technical team first on 0203 269 2052.

Please see page 20-27 of this brochure for full fixing

  • Oxford Brookes University – Abercrombie Building, UK Design Engine Architects, Winchester, UK 3,500 m2 concrete skin Silvergrey and Liquid Black | FE

    Oxford Brookes

  • Oxford Brookes University – Abercrombie Building, UK Design Engine Architects, Winchester, UK 3,500 m2 concrete skin Silvergrey and Liquid Black | FE

    Oxford Brookes

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