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New projects and refurbishments on the rise as Brisbane gears up for major events

The city of Brisbane is undergoing a big spruce-up in preparation for some major events, according to ROCKCOTE Business Development Manager for Brisbane, Patrick Mann. Multi-unit residential projects and major refurbishments using ROCKCOTE products and systems are taking place across the city.

ROCKCOTE a finalist in prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards

ROCKCOTE has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards that recognise sustainable development and practice in Australia. ROCKCOTE is one of only six finalists in the Product Sustainability category, for our Natural Materials Range.

ROCKCOTE liquid bonds

Liquid bonds are bonding agents that are designed to be added to our Quick Render range to increase adhesion and strength of the product. This article clarifies what liquid bonds we make and sell and why.

Pearlcote: A refined, glistening texture finish

If you’re a fan of ROCKCOTE Sandcote, then you really should check out Pearlcote. ROCKCOTE Pearlcote is a finer version of Sandcote that appeals to those wanting a more refined, smooth and glistening texture finish.


Preparing brick substrates for render

The plasterers’ craft is one which shows the individuality of the workman’s touch, an essential feature, a desideratum justly regarded as a matter of high importance at the present time. It is a craft which demands exercise of the brain as well as skill of hand. ROCKCOTE Technical Advisor Garry Hill talks about the importance of correct identification and preparation of brick substrates  prior to rendering – including absorption rates and surface dampening

What’s on trend Caloundra to Rockhampton

ROCKCOTE Sunshine Coast Business Development Manager, Michael Flanagan, has been representing ROCKCOTE across the region for 9 years and says most local builders and applicators see the value in working with a locally owned national company. He says that Quick Render with Armour for exteriors, non-toxic, zero VOC EcoStyle Paints for interiors and smooth concrete-look finishes are all popular across this region right now.

The products you know and love are now even better

ROCKCOTE has recently invested in a substantial upgrade of our Dry Mix Render Plant, resulting in even more consistency and reliability in our pre-blended cement render products. The benefits for customers include a Quick Render range that is better suited for sponging, a more consistent product, and better next day hardness.

Important information: sand changeover and Invoice changes

We would like to advise customers of two important changes that will be taking place during June and July. ROCKCOTE is now sourcing new raw materials and investing in technology that provides more consistent sand profile and predictable sponge finishing. We are scheduled to install the technology in our sand processing plant during the week commencing Monday 23rd June to Monday 30th June 2014.

Check before you apply

ROCKCOTE warrants systems over many different substrates provided they have been installed according to manufacturers’ specifications. Being aware of the correct installation procedures can ultimately save you a lot of money.

Winter brings different drying times for renders and textures

With winter upon us, it is important to be aware that renders will cure more slowly and acrylic textures will dry more slowly during cold, damp weather. Cooler climates can affect the time these products take to cure due to decreased air and substrate temperatures.

Passionate about beautiful spaces?

ROCKCOTE is excited about the launch of our new online magazine, The Natural Artisan, designed to bring together creators of all kinds to celebrate and share the art of beautiful spaces. Read...

ROCKCOTE EcoStyle a winner for Taylor School

There were celebrations for students and staff of Taylor School, Canberra at the start of the school year as they returned to their original building after a major refurbishment.

Achieve an exceptional rendered finish with ROCKCOTE Flexi Tex

ROCKCOTE Flexi Tex is a versatile cement based texture that delivers a cost effective, attractive sand finish. Flexi Tex is an excellent alternative to acrylic based textures and will control most forms of cracking.

Advertising requirements for building industry licensees

Are you considering promoting your business with advertising or signage? Laws in both Queensland and NSW require you to include your building industry licence number on most forms of advertising.

Team profile: Garry Hill - preparation is not a cost, it is a saving

With almost four decades in the trade under his belt, Garry Hill knows the importance of preparation in getting the job right.

Stain removal on ROCKCOTE products

In the first of a series of articles on stain removal and maintenance, we outline how to identify likely causes of stains and the various options for stain removal on ROCKCOTE Acrylic Coloured Renders and Paints.

Product Information: new fibreglass mesh

ROCKCOTE has changed its mesh supplier due to feedback from customers. The new 5mm by 5mm mesh is better quality, more rigid and cuts better.

Christmas holiday order/delivery information

The management and staff of ROCKCOTE would like to thank all of our suppliers, distributors and customers for their ongoing support in 2013. As always, your support is greatly appreciated.

All About Colour: Team Profile – Stu Mckneil

The on-trend colour is grey, in all its possible shades according to ROCKCOTE’s Stu Mckneil.

As the sample maker in ROCKCOTE’s Colour Room, Stu watches various trends come and go. Right now, the off-form concrete look is getting a lot of attention.

“This trend is also...

Revealed: ROCKCOTE's new website

We’ve taken on board feedback from our customers, distributors and other website users and launched a brand new website.

Regular users of the site will notice some brand new features and we hope this will help you navigate through ROCKCOTE’s extensive product range to find the...


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