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