What is the Difference Between GRC and Gfrc?

If you’ve recently begun your journey looking into the various types of alternative cement mixtures available, you’ve more than likely come across the two separate terms, “GRC” and “GFRC” at least once.

When determining what material to use, it can be understandably quite confusing to find these two similar terms used almost interchangeably from search article to search article.

The goal of this overview is to shed some light on the two separate acronyms so you have more confidence in making your architectural or construction-based cement decisions.

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What is the Difference Between GRC and Gfrc?

If you’ve recently begun your journey looking into the various types of alternative cement mixtures available, you’ve more than likely come across the two separate terms, “GRC” and “GFRC” at least once.

When determining what material to use, it can be understandably quite confusing to find these two similar terms used almost interchangeably from search article to search article.

The goal of this overview is to shed some light on the two separate acronyms so you have more confidence in making your architectural or construction-based cement decisions.

What is the Difference Between GRC and GFRC?

 

Turns out, very little. The two terms, while separately referenced from article to article, are both referencing the exact same material; Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement.

 

So where does the confusion in the two names come in? It may be a bit surprising, but largely due to the term “glass fibre”. GRC is broken down to mean “Glass Reinforced Cement” while GFRC means “Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement”.

 

Why the Difference?

 

The reason for the two separate acronyms comes by way of the two separate methods both the US and the UK refer to the material. GRC, or Glass reinforced concrete, is the original British spelling of the word while the US’ spelling for GFRC spells “fiber” an alternative way and separates it from “glass”.

 

What makes it so much more confusing, however, is that many builders in both the US as well as the UK have been known to regard it by either term, as for many, it is often only referenced by its acronym as opposed to the actual glass fibre / glass fiber name.

 

What is GRC/GFRC?

 

As the two are the same material, it is important to note just what exactly it is. Both GRC and GFRC are a premixed cement alternative that combines cement, water, a polymer admixture, and glass fibre together that is both incredibly resilient as well as lightweight. The glass fibres are alkali resistant, making it an effective use for concrete as well.

 

What are the Benefits of GRC and GFRC?

 

Both GRC and GFRC are very lightweight materials that are stronger, more durable, and more flexible than traditional forms of concrete and cement. Because of their lightweight yet resilient and flexible nature, they can be used for virtually any construction project, be it structural (such as foundation use or pillar erection) or non-structural (cladding, face designs, or piping).

 

Because of their light weight, GRC and GFRC are easier and cheaper to both transport as well as install. The material is put through the most rigorous of safety standards in the UK and EU and has been given the highest classification rank of Class 0 in terms of fire and flame resistance. The material, due to its lightweight nature, is very customizable and can be used in numerous ways that simply are not possible for other forms of cement or concrete.

 

Conclusion

 

In terms of the name and its significance, both GRC and GFRC are largely indistinguishable. Both are referring to the exact same material and shouldn’t cause stress or confusion if seen being used interchangeably.

 

All in all, while the name can be a bit confusing at the outset, GRC and GFRC are arguably the best materials for your property, no matter what it is or what you need.

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Where Can I Buy GRC Cladding And How Much Does It Cost?

The best place to buy GRC cladding is right here at Dalply. We offer the best possible prices and can tailor any order to your exact specifications.

Fill out the form below with your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to give you a free, no obligation quote. Or you can phone us right now on: 0131 564 0402.

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Where Can I Buy GRC Cladding And How Much Does It Cost?

The best place to buy GRC cladding is right here at Dalply. We offer the best possible prices and can tailor any order to your exact specifications.

Fill out the form below with your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to give you a free, no obligation quote. Or you can phone us right now on: 0131 564 0402.

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