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How to Choose a Concrete Artisan?

Firstly what is a concrete artisan?  Not a stonemason – a concrete Artisan is not just a tradesperson, its someone that produces concrete that’s not just functional, but pieces that have that have added uniqueness that only concrete can offer.

If you were looking for a benchtop that was completely uniform, absolutely perfect, you’re better off with a machine-made stone or laminate.

If you are looking at concrete, make sure you get a real feel for the concrete they produce by going to a showroom, to touch and feel what you buy first.

 

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What is the difference between GFRC Concrete and Pour Onsite (In-Situ) Concrete?

There are so many technical terms when it comes to concrete, which makes it hard to make your design decision!

One of the main differences between these types of concrete applications is the fact that GFRC concrete is created in a factory, meaning all the mess, dust, formwork and pouring of the concrete is done off site – no mess, no fuss!

And one of the most obvious differences is that GFRC concrete has Fibreglass Fibres throughout, giving it added strength and minimising future cracking.  It also means GFRC can be manufactured with a 10mm starting thickness!  So, if you have a weight restriction – your house is on stumps, its upstairs, or on a deck, there’s no problem with GFRC concrete.

With GFRC Concrete it can be created as BIG as 5400mm X 1200mm – in ONE piece with no join lines, delivered and installed!

Discover which concrete is best suited to your project by speaking to experienced concrete artisans before you get started!

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Laminate that looks like Stone……

Laminate that looks like Stone, Stone that Looks like Concrete and Concrete that is, well……CONCRETE.

The benefit of getting custom concrete in your home, is the fact that it is CUSTOM made for you, it will be one of a kind, a piece of art to last you a life time, each piece has varying hues, patterns and unpredictable elements of sand and colour throughout – its what makes having concrete  so great – you will never see the exact same one EVER AGAIN!

So if you want concrete, go for the real thing – we may be biased, but we think concrete is beautiful.

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Alfresco Kitchens – The BEST Lifestyle Investment!

BBQs, Barbies, Grilling, or Alfresco dining, however you want to put it, – outdoor cooking is the BEST!

We spend so much time cooking, why not mix it up and head outdoors, it makes cooking more social, exciting and no more smells inside!

New Form Concreting have teamed up with LimeTree Alfresco ( www.limetreealfresco.com.au) to create incredible outdoor kitchens.  Specialising in marine quality cabinetry, each outdoor kitchen is custom made to suit ANY outdoor area, small or large, or you are looking for a chefs kitchen with the works, Limetree Alfresco are the guys to see!  And to finish your kitchen – our CUSTOM CONCRETE will complete it.  With a range of colours, edge sizes, we too custom and hand craft each benchtop to suit, and work in conjunction to ensure your new outdoor alfresco kitchen is PERFECTION!

As well as the ability to now entertain friends in family in style, outdoor kitchens ADD huge value to any home if you consider selling your home later – https://www.realestate.com.au/lifestyle/outdoor-living-add-value/

But you have to get in quick to get your custom kitchen before Christmas!

 

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Huge Concrete Kitchen – Mt Eliza

One of our biggest projects was located in the beautiful suburb of Mount Eliza, just 1 hour from Melbourne city, and by big we mean one heck of a 7 metre long concrete benchtop!

What a mammoth project that we loved being apart of. The 7 metre benchtop was originally going to be ‘poured’ onsite – a totally different process, a different product essentially – but upon seeing a hearing about GFRC concrete (real concrete – just stronger) the home owners and architect decided to change course.

Made in our factory in Seaford, it was the ultimate challenge to lift, transport and install the benchtop, but with a huge team on board – she’s in, and looking incredible!

We love concrete! Look forward to the next ‘instalment’!

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Experimental designers making furniture out of concrete

 

The Financial Times writes a brilliant piece on “designers making furniture out of concrete”.

“Traditionally associated with car parks and tower blocks, concrete is increasingly finding its way into our homes. Today’s furniture makers are using the industrial material to make a wide range of objects, from dining chairs and tables”, they write.  To do so, designers often replace the gravel and sand used in conventional concrete with high-tech materials, such as fibreglass or steel-reinforcing micro fibres.  In contrast to how Modernist architects used concrete in the mid-20th century to build large external structures, today’s designers are focusing on how it can be crafted into furniture. They are experimenting with the shape of fabric forms that are difficult to replicate on a larger scale and the results demonstrate the material’s versatility.

For anyone who has seen concrete at a construction site – thick slabs with stems of steel used as reinforcement – the collection’s silhouettes seem impossibly slender. But therein lies the allure of fibre reinforcement, which allows concrete to take precise patterns and forms, transforming a cold building material into a thin, elegant structure with incredible strength.  Designers agree that trial and error is a big part of developing concrete furnishings for the home. But with new design tools and experienced fabricators willing to collaborate, they are working with an exciting bag of tricks, one that may help concrete find yet untold potential in the home.

More from the article here: https://www.ft.com/content/55f1979e-eefa-11e2-9269-00144feabdc0

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