Architectural Precast Concrete - Cheaper, Quicker, Easier

Architectural Precast Concrete - Cheaper, Quicker, Easier

Concrete has been used as an architectural building material for centuries. By centuries we can trace it back to 600 BC when the Romans started to use it for their constructions, though they were not the first - By 200 BC, the Romans successfully implemented the use of concrete in the majority of their buildings.

The nature of architectural precast concrete provides architects and building designers with near-limitless options to create awesome home designs. Architectural concrete is more than just looks, it also provides structural reinforcement for structures, making this durable material a popular choice of building material.

Architectural precast concrete companies need to work with the building designers to ensure that the project runs smoothly. We have written this article to outline the pros and cons of the versatile material.

Architectural Precast Concrete Challenges

Architectural precast concrete is used to add some aesthetic qualities to a building and the structural components - strength. The aesthetics can be further enhanced by applying special finishes and colours, the variety of effects is almost unlimited.

The effects that can be created are impressive, but building materials using architectural concrete in designing homes comes with some challenges.

Concrete has a massive carbon footprint: Not so much of a challenge, just something to be aware of - Cement requires a lot of energy to produce. The process requires additional input of other limited resources such as dredged sand, water and rebar steel.

It comes with special requirements for building and safety code: To build with precast architectural concrete, it needs to meet the suitability requirements of local and national building codes.

It might require the input of a structural engineer &/ or additional contractors: A safe and successful design using precast architectural concrete requires additional specialist support. Structural engineers, architects, and contractors must work in tandem to provide the necessary structural and waterproofing performance while still achieving the desired finish.

Concrete has a high thermal mass and very low insulation value: In Australia, solid exposed concrete walls absorb the sun's heat - this is called solar gain - the heat release throughout the cooler nights. The opposite happens in colder weather since concrete walls have such low insinuative value, the interior may need to be insulated.

These two factors will have an energy consumption impact. During hot weather, air conditioners need to work a little harder to keep a building cool. During cold weather, heaters are required to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Contact Specialty Precast About Architectural Precast Concrete

To learn more about what Specialty Precast can provide you with regards to using architectural precast concrete for home construction projects, get in touch with us today.

To book a meeting, call us today on (07) 3265 6626, or drop us an email at Alternatively, use the enquiry form can be found on our contact us form.

Get in touch with us and talk to us about our many happy architectural clients. We can let you know more about the projects we have completed for them.

Architectural Precast Concrete

Here at Specialty Precast, we have been working with developers and architects for over 40 years. From unique concrete panels to elegantly designed street furniture and walkways, our team can come up with anything a designer can imagine. 

Our bespoke architectural precast products can be tailor-made for your personal specifications. Supplied in almost any size, shape, colour, or texture, our precast concrete products are perfect for any business or government firm that is looking for something innovative and uniquely modern.

So, no matter your needs, talk to us about our architectural precast range of products and benefit from something that will be structurally designed, beautifully finished, and aesthetically pleasing on the eye.

Decorative Use Of Architectural Precast Concrete For Steps

What Is Architectural Precast?

Architectural precast concrete is the name given to large pieces of concrete that are both structural and decorative in function.

As one of the top suppliers in Australia, we can provide those concrete products that can fit in with your personal design specifications.

You can expect something elegantly and uniquely designed when you choose architectural precast concrete.


It can be altered in form, colour, and textures, with a range of surface finishing techniques, including sandblasting, staining, and edging, which can complement the needs of your product design.

Whatever the application - from street furniture to city walkways - you can trust our experienced team at Speciality Precast to help you with your development needs.

We will incorporate the different aggregates and finishing techniques that are unique to your project and will use the very best in manufacturing methods to ensure the final product is something we will both be proud of. 

Key Features

When choosing architectural precast concrete for your project, you can expect a range of benefits.

Architectural precast concrete can be moulded into a variety of shapes and sizes. Textures and colours can be adapted too, so you can benefit from something that matches your product design perfectly.

Talk to us about the products we have already supplied to our clients, and let us know about the finishes, colours, and structural designs that you require.

Our concrete products are both safe and structurally sound. They are fire-resistant too, and resistant to impact, making them a perfect choice for any company looking for long-lasting architectural solutions. 

Architectural precast concrete can be produced with a wide variety of finishes, including those that are sandblasted, polished, and acid-etched. Inlaying materials can be used, including natural stone and ceramic tiles.

There is almost an unlimited amount of aggregates and pigments that can be used. No matter the purpose then, something can be created with outstanding aesthetic appeal. 

Specialty Precast

If you are looking for a beautifully designed, structurally sound product, our experienced team can give you what you need.

Whatever the application, you can trust us to produce something that is unique to your needs, with the very best in manufacturing methods to ensure the finished product matches and even exceeds your expectations.

Contact Us

To learn more about what our company can offer you, get in touch with us today.

Call us at (07) 3265 6626, drop us an email here,, or click on our contact page to use the other communication options that are available.