What is Precast Concrete?

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If you’re in the construction business, you’ve no doubt heard the term precast concrete. But what is it? In this article we’ll answer all your questions, from what it is to its benefits and how to be sure your precast concrete is quality.

What is Precast Concrete, and Which Industries Use It?

Precast concrete is a special type of composite concrete that has been strengthened so it’s more durable and pliable than your regular poured concrete.

As specialists in precast concrete, we’ve seen this high quality product used in a variety of industries for any number of applications including:

Construction & Road Works

Construction and road works is probably the biggest user of our precast concrete products. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, with options for customisation that is tailored directly to how you intend to use it, precast concrete can be adapted to almost any use in the construction and road works industry.

It’s also very versatile in the lifting and safety industry because it will not warp or blow away in harsh weather conditions the way plastic does. And, unlike poured concrete, it can be moved from place to place, rather than being constantly fixed in one location.

This means staff in these industries can get their work done more efficiently, saving you time and money as road work project requirements change and adapt.

From safety barriers and light poles to panels used in a new building, precast concrete is a must have for this industry.


You may not think it, but the marine industry has found a lot of use for products like those we manufacture at Specialty Precast. Durable and versatile, precast concrete is perfect for boat ramps as it can stand up to the heavy weight of watercraft in a way that your standard poured concrete just can’t manage.

Architecture & Design

Architectural precast concrete is fast becoming a product of choice when developing new facilities for parks or even sculptures and play equipment for parks. This is because, unlike poured concrete, our precast concrete products can be moulded into any shape you desire.

By working with professionals like those on our team at Specialty Precast, we’ll help your sketches and design concepts come to life right before your eyes.

Are There Other Benefits of Precast Concrete?

The benefits of precast concrete are almost endless. But some of the most common reasons clients like ours keep coming back to our precast concrete products are:


Especially in the construction industry time is money so when you have a product that is almost guaranteed to save you time, why wouldn’t you choose it over the alternatives?

From manufacturing to installation, precast concrete will save you time on your construction project, meaning you and your staff can focus your energy on other, more important things that really need your attention, and keep things on track for completion.

Energy Efficiency

Everyone’s looking for new and better ways to help the environment where possible and for us, that starts with precast concrete. Precast concrete - and our precast concrete products specifically - are designed with the environment in mind.

Our composites are developed with the latest in energy efficient materials, meaning your buildings will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer. And the best part is, it’s built into the building itself.


Poured concrete can be prone to damage and cracks, be it because it’s installed in a high traffic area, or out in severe weather conditions.

With precast concrete, you don’t have to worry about that. Precast concrete is built to withstand almost anything - from the worst of weather, to heavy machinery. It will not let you down, no matter how hard you try.

Quality Control

Poured concrete often has a mind of its own, and sometimes you can’t control how it will turn out.

Precast concrete gives you back the control you need in construction and other projects, so nothing is left to chance and you can be guaranteed that you will receive a product that suits your needs as well as being made of the highest quality.

What Does the Process Involve for Creating Precast Concrete?

There are a few steps involved in the creation of precast concrete. These are:

  • Design: designing the mould for the precast concrete as specified by clients needs
  • Manufacture: this is where we actually manufacture the precast concrete in our specialist factories. It is then delivered to the client.
  • Installation: the client can now install the product where they need it, or utilise it as required.

How to Know You’re Getting Quality Precast Concrete

In our opinion, the only way you can know you’re getting the best quality products when it comes to precast concrete is to work with the best in the industry.

At Specialty Precast, we have over 40 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of precast concrete products to suit almost every application. From the design stage to manufacturing the finished product, we’ll work with you to create a customised solution you can rely on.

To find out more about precast concrete and its application, or to arrange products for your next project, speak to the experts at Specialty Precast today.

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, info@specialtyprecast.com.au, or click on our contact page to use the other communication options that are available.