Sculp­tural De­sign

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For over fif­teen years Sculp­tural De­sign has been en­hanc­ing homes with the type of cus­tom de­sign that de­mands at­ten­tion. Lo­cated a 237 – 39th Ave NE in Cal­gary, their newly ren­o­vated show room hosts a de­light­ful dis­play of up­dated prod­uct, sam­ples, and fin­ishes to as­sist you in per­son­al­iz­ing your home with features that com­ple­ment your dé­cor.

Glass fibre re­in­forced con­crete (GFRC) of­fers an as­tound­ing num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions that have ex­cited and en­thralled the cus­tom home mar­ket. “We are see­ing a lot more white con­crete in both in­te­rior and ex­te­ri­ors,” shares Tanya Keating of Sculp­tural De­sign. “It is a huge trend right now, pro­vid­ing a softer more fem­i­nine feel that peo­ple don’t nat­u­rally as­so­ciate with con­crete. Peo­ple see it as a vi­able al­ter­na­tive to mar­ble and lime­stone.”

De­signed and man­u­fac­tured at their lo­ca­tion, Sculp­tural De­sign af­fords those who dare, the op­por­tu­nity for com­pre­hen­sive cus­tom ap­pli­ca­tions. “We can pro­duce what you want. Con­crete is a mal­leable prod­uct and can be molded into any shape you can con­ceive,” adds Keating. It’s light­weight, as com­pared to nat­u­ral stone, al­lows for more op­tions in features and re­quires less engi­neer­ing. “You don’t need spe­cial re­in­force­ments at 8 to 10 pounds per square foot, and the in­stall there­fore be­comes eas­ier and less labour in­ten­sive,” notes Keating. And be­cause it is glass and not steel fibre, it will not rust over time, as tra­di­tional con­crete will.

With molds pro­duced at their lo­ca­tion, there is de­sign free­dom and an el­e­ment of par­tic­i­pa­tion not of­ten found. “We of­fer nine stan­dard colours and six stan­dard fin­ishes and that af­fords a wide se­lec­tion of aes­thet­ics that can com­ple­ment any dé­cor, from mod­ern to tra­di­tional,” says Keating, adding that con­crete’s early ori­gins in mostly in­dus­trial looks have evolved dra­mat­i­cally to en­hance any style.

Con­crete can change tem­per­a­ture and has a but­tery feel, but is also very strong. It can with­stand harsh cli­mates and look even more beau­ti­ful over time. “We don’t pre-pro­duce prod­uct, we build to spec for an ex­act fit,” ad­mits Keating. “Work­ing with our clients we of­fer ad­vice and de­sign help. Peo­ple want cus­tom features and when you give them that orig­i­nal op­tion, it takes ev­ery­thing to a dif­fer­ent level.”

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