As a specialist manufacturer and supplier of the highest quality glass reinforced concrete products, we enjoy an enviable market position – an integral part of the Laing O’Rourke group, operating from a state-of-the-art purpose-built manufacturing facility in Harworth, near Doncaster.
Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we pride ourselves in delivering a first-class standard of service.
“GRCUK’s attention to workmanship in manufacture and installation has, in my view, been to a high standard resulting in consistent, durable and beautiful architectural GFRC finishes.”
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We’re passionate about glass reinforced concrete and its application in the modern construction environment, focusing on producing highly detailed, bespoke architectural GRC cladding products.
With an annual production capacity in excess of 40,000m² and our very own highly-skilled and experienced workforce, we have the capability to deliver all types of projects, from small scale to the large and highly complex – such as the design, manufacture and supply of 27,000 bespoke cladding panels to the Crossrail project, inclusive of Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations.
Our ability to engage at the early design stage, ensuring that architectural and performance briefs are met, is a key factor in our success – and it’s reassuring for our customers to know that all our manufacturing and testing activities are carried out in accordance with international standard ISO 9001:2015.
“Throughout the duration of the project, I have been impressed by the professional service that GRCUK Ltd have provided. GRCUK were engaged early in the project during the design phase and worked collaboratively with multiple parties, over a substantial period to develop a technically optimised solution for the project.
GRCUK’s attention to workmanship in manufacture and installation has, in my view, been to a high standard resulting in consistent, durable and beautiful architectural GFRC finishes.”
Julian Robinson. Crossrail Head of Architecture.
We have our own highly experienced in-house design team, who work in parallel with our trusted external GRC design partners.
We provide an early engagement service to support clients and design teams during the initial stages of a project – including advice on colours and textures, buildability, cost advice and interfaces with adjacent elements – to ensure the product has been designed for seamless manufacture and assembly (DfMA).
Using our state-of-the-art scanning equipment, we have the capabilities to scan any surface and reverse-engineer to create a mould with exact features and contours.
We are able to provide site scanning services and modelling to ensure critical details and dimensions are captured.
Using this equipment, we are able to take scans of fine details and engineer these features on to the face of the GRC panel.
We manufacture both Grade 10 and Grade 18 glass reinforced products. Grade 10 is a poured product, whilst Grade 18 is a sprayed product.
Our facility at Harworth is equipped with an automated dry batch weighing system to ensure a consistent mix for all the GRC products that we produce. We manufacture single pieces of GRC from as small as 0.03m² up to 25m².
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We have considerable experience in the delivery and installation of projects across the UK, with no project being too big or too small.
We take great pride in a reputation for providing the very highest standards of safety and delivery surety, with an uncompromising approach to delivering a quality finished product.
We appreciate the need for a specific texture and colour, and as such we provide advice and a sample service that can be tailored to your project’s needs.
If you would like to request a free sample of any of our products, please contact us on email@example.com .
We are also able to provide the highest standard of precast concrete and natural stone products.
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Our pattern shop team of highly-skilled operatives produce the moulds for our GRC products.
Where the design of the mould is too complex for traditional mould manufacturing, our robotic twin head 5 axis CNC machine can produce moulds four metres wide and up to eight metres in length.
Located three miles from central London, Lexington Gardens is a prestigious residential development in Nine Elms where GRC supplied the GRC banding, parapets and column encasements to the external façade for Façade subcontractor, Jessella.
Lexington Gardens, London
Delivered for Façade subcontractor, GIG Fassaden GmbH, GRCUK were responsible for the manufacture of the striking GRC cladding panels, which have a rose at the heart of the design. IIona Rose house is set to deliver new shops and restaurants, in addition to high-quality office space for the creative industries in central London.
IIona Rose House, London
Our first project with the McLaren Group, GRCUK are currently manufacturing 3400m² of GRC window surrounds and copings for this stunning addition to the London residential market.
Cleveland Street, London
60 London Wall in the heart of London is being extensively refurbished, reconfigured, reinvented and repositioned to provide high quality modern office space and a prime retail offering at ground floor level. Working for Façade subcontractor Permasteelisa, GRCUK supplied 1500m2 of GRC fins, column encasements, spandrels, doors and flat panels to the externals of the building.
60 London Wall, London
GRCUK supplied plain panels and optical illusion ‘gasholder’ panels to Berkeley Homes West Thames Ltd. Whilst the ‘gasholder’ panels give the appearance of being curved, they are in fact flat.
Southall Waterside (Marketing Suite), London
GRCUK designed, manufactured and installed 32,000m² of bespoke glass fibre reinforced concrete cladding for Crossrail. The project specification required extensive performance testing including tests for bomb blast, impact, fire, light reflectance and acoustics amongst others. The assurance requirements were onerous and the geometry challenging. In all, some 2,300 moulds were designed and manufactured over a two year period using Solidworks 3D modelling aligned with our 5 axis CNC robotic milling machines.
GRCUK supplied ochre coloured cladding panels to Ardmore who were the main contractor for this large residential scheme on City Road in London. The panels were installed by Ardmore’s facade team over a 50 week period.
257 City Road, London
The Intu shopping centre in Watford formerly known as the Harlequin Centre has recently been extended to incorporate Charter Place adding 400,000 sq ft to the existing shopping mall. The extension is focused around a new and attractive central space. Bespoke GRC cladding has been used to create a striking waveform profiled soffit along the first floor walkways, a feature that is given added depth with well positioned lighting. Pyramid shaped GRC cladding has also used around the perimeter of this atrium space.
INTU Shopping Centre, Watford
The Greenwich school of architecture designed by Heneghan Peng Architects sits on a site close to the town centre, a world heritage site encompassing the Naval College, the Queens House and the Royal Park. The facade of this new addition to the university is a mix of natural stone, GRC and glass. The building was shortlisted for the 2015 RIBA Sterling prize.
Greenwich University – School of Architecture
GRCUK manufactured 2,000m² of Grade 18 sprayed GRC panels for the refurbishment of the aeronautical faculty at Imperial College. GRC panels were specified because they were thin, lightweight and non combustible and could be fixed back to the existing tiled structure with ease whilst having a minimal impact on the established proportions of the facade.