The importance of batch continuity
Very slight variation in colour can occur between different batches of wet product. It is important to ensure that you receive wet product from the same batch number for your project to ensure high quality finishes can be achieved.
Heat variation of substrates
Some substrates may be more affected by heat than others, which can have an impact on their potential thermal expansion. If not considered in the design and construction phases of projects, this could lead to cracking, and other long-term issues.
Guides to industry standards and tolerances
Guides to Industry Standards and Tolerances for construction, including solid plastering and painting are used within Australia in addition to the National Construction Code. The information contained in these documents is important as it outlines expectations of your trade.
Natural Materials System Guide now available
ROCKCOTE has added a full systems guide to Natural Materials to our complete ROCKCOTE Systems Guide. It provides plasterers and applicators with the ability to determine the best system for each project and for each purpose within the project.
New product: ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Primer
ROCKCOTE welcomes a new product to its EcoStyle range. The ROCKCOTE EcoStyle Primer is a cost-effective, tintable, GECA accredited, non-toxic, water-based primer that will ensure excellent adhesion of paint topcoats to surfaces.
Rental properties no problem for EcoStyle Paints
Three years ago, Frances Mangleson and business partner, Allan Martin renovated a block of four units in Brunswick Heads, NSW. Built in the 1950s, with a brick veneer added in the 1960s, the units badly needed refreshing prior to being placed on the rental market.
Nurturing the craft of the artisan
There is a good reason why ROCKCOTE refers to people who work with our natural materials as artisans. Working with natural building materials is a highly skilled process that requires comprehensive knowledge of building systems, application techniques and an understanding of individual...
The condition of your substrate affects choosing ROCKCOTE coating systems for AAC (Hebel)
The condition of your substrate will have a great effect on the ROCKCOTE system you will need to follow, particularly when applying product over AAC (more commonly known as Hebel). Check out the guides in this article to find out the best practice for this substrate and how to get the optimum finish.
The importance of sealing around windows and control joints
To prevent moisture leaking through your walls and to allow for slight movement and contraction of render to occur, it is very important to ensure that windows and control joints are properly sealed with a paintable, flexible sealant.
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Celebrated sustainable business ROCKCOTE guiding new generations
YANDINA: THEY are the Sunshine Coast business with a $20M turnover heralded by world leaders for inspiring real homes and businesses that won’t cost us the earth – literally.
Now ROCKCOTE is helping...
Want formal qualifications for your trade skills? Convert on the job training into qualifications
The program, which is a fully funded Construction Skills Queensland initiative, is aimed at workers and career seekers from the building and construction industry who have developed significant skill levels and abilities throughout their careers, although hold no formal qualification recognising their experience. ATTC can identify the skills participants already hold, and then provide gap training that is needed to meet the requirements of the relevant qualification.
What's in your paint? Why it's important to look for non toxic, low VOC paint
Most contemporary buildings such as homes and offices feature an array of painted surfaces but what’s concerning is that a lot of paint contains nasty ingredients that can potentially have serious consequences for human health.
Quick Render Fibre Reinforced cements itself in the Quick Render range
Another product has been added to our popular Quick Render range. Quick Render Fibre Reinforced has been developed specifically for high suction substrates. It is primarily used on Hebel and core filled fibre cement sheet trade name products such as AFS and Ritek.
Glancing light – how to avoid it
Glancing light occurs when either natural or artificial light hits a flat wall from a parallel angle. It casts shadows on the wall, which give the appearance of an uneven wall with many imperfections. This article gives many examples of glancing light and a few quick tips on avoiding it.