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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.

A range of New Form Concreting Concrete Colours
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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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