Key facts

High performance architectural precast concrete, acid etched
High performance architectural precast concrete, acid etched
selected by Materials Council
Architonic ID:
United Kingdom


Hering International
Architectural precast concrete Mix 28/11 White, acid etched

Product description
This high performance architectural precast concrete has been acid etched, exposing the fine aggregate used in its making. This acid etched finish is more durable and reveals less dirt on its surface than a smooth fair-faced finish.
To achieve a high quality concrete with excellent surface definition and minimal colouring, the finest grade white cement, highest quality sand and dolomite aggregate has been used. However, these premium ingredients do lead to increased cost.
Massive structural and complex geometric forms, only limited by the transportation infrastructure, can be achieved by architectural precast concretes. They are very heavy but highly durable.
A proprietary reinforcement product ‘betoShell’ can be incorporated to reduce panel thicknesses.
Concrete is not recyclable but downcycling is possible.

Intended applications
• External envelope
• Structural