If you can dream it, we can create it.
Concrete isn’t what it used to be. Now we can cast it thinner, lighter and in an infinite range of colours. Whether you want something purely functional, or an artful centrepiece, we’ll partner with you to create a practical, durable and beautiful design.
All of our pieces are carefully crafted by hand, bringing the richness and stylistic touches of human hands to modern materials. We’ll work with you to produce designer concrete no one thought possible.
We are specialists in custom Glass-Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) for residential and commercial applications. Through the use of glass and PVA fibre throughout our concrete mix, we mitigate the requirement for conventional steel reinforcement, resulting in a lighter, thinner and stronger final product. The active matrix of fibres creates a flexible and stable final product, far more resistant to cracking than conventional concrete products.
Thickness & weight
A 20-25mm structural layer, depending on its application, is used in all products to maintain its superior strength. Aprons or foam inserts are then used to reach the desired thickness. Our concrete generally weighs approximately 40-50kgs per square metre.
The nature of concrete
Concrete is not a homogeneous, uniform material & just like natural wood or stone, the finished concrete’s appearance will always have aesthetic variations of shade, colour and pattern.
Our concrete can be cast in an infinite range of colours to suit your application. From the subtle & sophisticated through to the vibrant & bold, we can work with you to produce exactly what you are after.
Below is our standard colour selection, ranging from white through to black.
Cast face up with a trowelled finish to achieve higher amounts of variation. Heavily polished to create a high sheen level.
Off-form air pocket finish giving a very natural look and feel
Off-form with a light polish to achieve subtle variation
Salt & Pepper
Off-form with a light grind to expose sand particles.
Off-form veiny finish, filled or left open depending on preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Concrete Collective have a showroom?
What is the lead time?
Lead times vary depending on the product, scope of work and the time of year (we experience longer lead times from September – December).
We would generally say to allow approx. 8 – 12 weeks, but recommend reaching out to us here to obtain the most accurate lead time pertinent to your piece or project.
Our shop items here have a lead time of approx. 6 – 8 weeks from time of order to delivery.
I can’t get to your showroom. Is there a way I can see sample of colours and finishes before I order?
I know I want Concrete, but not sure what colour, finish or size to go with. Help!
We’ve got you! Our friendly team of expert’s love working with you every step of the way. With your space, design aesthetic and budget top of mind, we’ll help conceptualise and create an end product that will be a staple feature in your home or commercial project that’s loved for years to come.
How are custom Concrete Collective pieces made?
All concrete collective products are handmade in Melbourne using Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), a specialised form of concrete that is durable and lightweight with high flexural strength.
As concrete is a natural substance, no two Concrete Collective products will ever be the same. Variation in texture, colour and pattern is common, as well as small air pockets, resulting in a truly unique finished product.
What colours and finishes are available?
Our concrete can be cast in an infinite range of colours to suit your desired outcome. The core colour selection and finishes we offer can be viewed here.
Have something different in mind? For custom pieces, we can work with you to colour match or achieve a look and feel unique to your piece or project. Get in touch here!
Will I need to reinforce flooring to hold the weight of my concrete product?
As our concrete is GFRC (Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete), it is significantly lighter than conventional concrete. With that being said, we recommend speaking to your builder or engineer for heavier products like our baths.
Where do you deliver in Australia?
We offer delivery Australia-wide. Cost of delivery will automatically be calculated at check-out based on your location.
How much is shipping?
Do you deliver outside of Australia?
*All pricing is in AUD and does not include any government fees that may apply at the destination country. Concrete Collective is not responsible for any duty or tax that may be applicable at the destination country.
I’ve changed my mind. Do you offer returns?
As each product is handcrafted and made to order, we cannot offer refunds for change of mind purchases on our custom concrete.
Exchanges are available on shop items within 28 days from date of purchase. Please note, a 20% restocking fee will apply and the customer is responsible for all associated shipping costs and insurance. Products must be returned as new in original packaging.
Where do you offer installation?
I live in an apartment building with only lift or narrow stair access. Can you still install my concrete?
How do I care for my concrete?
With the right TLC, your concrete product will be durable and enjoyed for many years to come.
All orders and projects come complete with a Concrete Collective Care Pack and Guide, which can be viewed and download here.
What do I do if my concrete gets scratched or damaged?
While every Concrete Collective product is sealed with a best in market penetrative sealer to prevent marking and surface damage, we know things can happen!
In the unlikely event that your product is marked, please get in touch with our friendly team here who can help with next steps.
Will my concrete stain if I spill liquid on it?
We use a best in market deep penetrative sealer on all Concrete Collective products, which prevents liquid penetrating and marking the concrete, ensuring longevity of your product.
With that said, concrete is naturally porous in nature, so we still recommend that you avoid leaving wet items directly on your product for prolonged periods of time to avoid potential marking.
What products should I use to clean my concrete product?
We highly recommend using light solvents (warn water & soap) or a natural, non-abrasive cleaning product such as Koh to gently clean and care for your concrete.
Harsh abrasives products with high PH levels like bleach should be avoided as these will strip the sealer and leave the product prone to marking.
Click here to download our Concrete Collective Care Guide.
Are Concrete Collective products sealed?
Yes! Every piece of concrete that leaves the Concrete Collective warehouse is sealed with a best in market deep penetrative sealer, which works to prevent marking and surface damage.
Do Concrete Collective products come with warranty?
Absolutely. All Concrete Collective products come with a two (2) year manufacturer’s warranty valid for any manufacturing defects.
To lodge a warranty claim, please take photos of the fault/ issue and send through here with your details. Someone from our team will be in touch within 2 business days with next steps!
For further information, you can download our Architectural Guide and Care & Information Guide from the links below:
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