Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Are you still open with the COVID19 pandemic?
Yes, we are still open. We are manufacturing and taking appointments as normal.
However, please note our administration hours have been cut back, so if you are unable to get us on the phone, please be sure to leave an email for a same-day responce.
What steps are you taking to ensure safety during the COVID19 pandemic?
We are trying to combine appointments and keep staff-to-public contact as minimal as possible.
Given this, we currently do not have a site for the public to visit.
We can arrange a time to visit your project, bring samples, answer your questions and get the process underway as efficiently as possible.
Do you do total renovations?
We sure do. Our team have the skills and expertise to create your brand new kitchen, bathroom, laundry or outdoor kitchen, from the cabinetry to the last fittings. Unlike competitive companies, all our tradies are FULLY qualified with decades of experience.
Do you just do benchtops?
No, we do much more. The beautiful thing about GFRC is its versatility. We have created custom furniture pieces, wall panels, tiles, sinks and more.
Is GFRC good for outside use? Like for an outdoor kitchen or alfresco bbq top?
Absolutely! Concrete is perhaps one of the most common materials used for exterior construction. Its durable, versatile and tough. Nevertheless, polished and coloured concrete require special consideration when placing outdoors. Pieces which share shaded and direct sunlight may fade or wear differently over time. However, we use only the highest quality mixes and sealers which help minimize fading and wear. Please see our care guide and warranty pages for more information.
Why not just do it myself?
Even traditional concrete can be difficult to work with. However, GFRC is complex with many variables to control- it’s a science with very specific formulas (down to the gram!) and specialised techniques that take quality training and craftsmanship to ensure proficiency and quality results. Sadly, many customers contact us to create benchtops after (expensive) failed DIY attempts.
Quality food-safe sealers are very expensive, and end up costing more for DIYers.
Whats your square meter charge?
GFRC is a high quality, handcrafted material, commonly ranging within the same budget range as granite ($800-$1100sm2).
However, our price is TOTAL. We do not have any additional or hidden costs, such as stonemason fees.
Typically, aggregate/terrazzo is more expensive than plain concrete as it requires extra time polishing.
Because no two jobs are alike, we cannot give a simple square meter rate. However, if you have measurements or a drawing we can create a rough estimation for you. Otherwise, please contact us to arrange a free quote.
Does my cabinetry need to be in first?
Cabinetry will need to be in place before we can take mouldings. Sinks, stoves, or any other items requiring a cut out will also need to be available during the mould making appointment.
Do you make it in-situ (on site)?
No. In-situ concrete never has as a refined look, and is messy for our clients. Therefore we make all our concrete off site and bring it back for instal.
Do you make hearths/fireplac