Hi nafe my names Roy and i live and work in Yorkshire.Just made myself a member as im interested in expanding my small buisness into gfrc .at the moment i am making garden ornaments and paving but also supply local conservatory companys with cast stone (wet cast)cills ,qouins,steps etc.Although these are onlyon a small scale quantity wise they need quite a bit of finishing when demoulded (pin holes,etching)and i thought gfrc could be the way to go.I have a large compressor and a small pan mixer as well as a couple of drum mixers equipment wise so i wondered if you could give me any advise regarding any other equipment i might need as well as stockists in the uk for the raw materials(chemicals)etc.The reason i am writing to you first is the fact you are in the uk and seem to be up and running.look forward to a reply cheers Roy
Hi Nafe I trained with Cheng over the past four years I did about four classes with him all on wet cast have not tried GFRC yet bought the DVD from Brandon before Christmas so just trying to tool up to have a go I have been using Cheng's sealer and have not tried anything else that is for wet cast I find the more you get in to this business the more time you have to spend doing research I did one course in Leeds with a guy called Paul at PLH Academy a real nice guy but the course was poor but he put me on to Graces who are an American Co and I bought some superP and anti shrink from them which seems to be working out for me.There is no concrete countertop movement here in Ireland the market does not exist I think I was the first to start up here I think there is one other company up the country who have started up who also trained with Cheng .I have done a few worktops but mostly for friends as I had to work out my own mix,, again ,like you afraid to let lose on the public,I built a custom workshop for the business so it took me a few years to get going ,and then along comes GFRC!! The Economy here is in the toilet no one knows what's going to happen
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