ROCKCOTE Design Centre, Gold Coast

ROCKCOTE Design Centre, Gold Coast

Visit our hub of design ideas and inspiration

Experience the latest looks with render

The multi-award winning ROCKCOTE Design Centre is your one stop design shop for interior and exterior render, texture and paint finishes on the Gold Coast.

This stunning expansive space is dedicated to helping you select the right products for your project, with large scale samples, creative room sets and complimentary, personalised service.

Whether you are a home owner, builder, architect or tradesperson, the ROCKCOTE Design Centre will help you connect ROCKCOTE’s incredible range of finishes with highly visual design elements suitable for homes, apartments and commercial premises. Visit our showroom in Nerang (Carrara) Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.00pm.

Take a walk through the Centre

The centre was designed for comfort and beauty and is recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in sustainable architecture and design.

A recently completed major refurbishment comprises a brand new fit-out featuring the latest interior finishes and an external renovation with new render looks and contemporary colours.

An eco-friendly thread is woven throughout, and visitors are greeted on entry with a striking water feature which is part of the building's natural air conditioning system.

  • Display areas: Our product displays showcase the portfolio of ROCKCOTE products. Texture samples and touch screens bring an interactive element to the experience
  • Giant Marrakesh table: A custom-made studio table with a bold ROCKCOTE Marrakesh top in concrete grey offers a functional planning space 
  • Scaled room sets: Dressing room, bathroom and lounge room sets make it easier to envisage the latest finishes in your own space
  • Green wall: A vertical garden designed to work harmoniously with ROCKCOTE Clay Plaster Decor to help moderate humidity and improve indoor air quality

The centre is a truly textural experience where you can explore the different finishes and find creative new looks: from rustic and natural to smooth and polished, and a variety of options for the concrete look.

Relax in our showroom café where you can enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or cup of organic tea.


A haven of ideas and design solutions

For architects and designers, the centre is an opportunity to see the very latest looks and discover new solutions for your projects. We also offer a complimentary specification service.

The centre is a valuable resource for trade professionals, where you can get the most up-to-date technical information about ROCKCOTE products. Invite your clients to visit the centre and ROCKCOTE can provide assistance with product and colour selection. (Please note: colour consultations are by appointment only - see below.)

If you are renovating your own home or about to build your dream home, the centre is a haven of ideas where you can wander, research the finishes available, and obtain guidance on your selection.


Why visit the Design Centre?

  • For inspiration and ideas for upcoming projects
  • Find out about ROCKCOTE products and finishes
  • Obtain or order product samples
  • Receive specialist design advice including colour consultation (by appointment)
  • Get technical guidance including product, system and application information


Home décor ideas

Room sets offer a truly visual way to experience how ROCKCOTE products can enhance your space. Explore new home décor ideas and interior design styles.


Vanilla noir: the glamour of polished plaster

Contrasting ROCKCOTE Venetian Plaster in black and white brings a contemporary and dramatic feel to a room space. Influenced by designer Kelly Hoppin, this space has a lovely east meets west design philosophy which carries well into Australian homes. The black vertical Venetian Plaster panel draws the eyes up the wall to take in the beautiful finish. Bold brass and black accessories complete the look.

Artisan: Bruce Allen


Urban spa: luxury tile-free bathroom

Concrete look ROCKCOTE Marrakesh, complemented by a freestanding bath and floor mounted tap, sets the scene of a lovely, minimalist bathroom. A practical and impressive alternative to tiles, Marrakesh offers an elegant, seamless finish, bringing a simplicity and ease not achievable with standard bathrooms.

Artisan: Bruce Allen


Time worn: the versatility of Velvetina

Here, we’ve created a distressed, time-worn finish with ROCKCOTE Velvetina plaster, providing a rich textural look, perfect for a lounge room or café setting. Blank photo frames have been added to the wall to enhance the artistic detail. Simple, clean-lined furniture balances the space.

Artisan: Ben Dears

The centre features sample walls of the following products for interior use:


Truly beautiful and fully sustainable

The ROCKCOTE Design Centre is a valuable community asset, built in 2004 as Australia’s first fully sustainable commercial development.

Based on core values of biomimicry, radical waste reduction, integration and non-compromise, the build was planned to achieve maximum efficiency with minimum external inputs. Emphasis was placed on creating high levels of comfort and beauty to engender wellbeing and improved productivity. 

The buildings are orientated to allow winter sun into the main work areas, while being shaded and open to cool breezes in summer. The addition of a Big Ass brand fan in the recent upgrade helps to encourage air flow. External walls and roof areas are well insulated, the walls incorporating large volumes of thermal mass to moderate temperatures.

Energy: There are no moving parts, wires or posts, simply an array of silicon panels oriented towards the sun to provide the building’s energy needs.

Water: Rainwater is collected from the roofs and stored in tanks with around 100,000 litre capacity. Initial run-off is diverted to gardens by a first flush system and drinking water is processed through a micro filtration system. Reclaimed water is used for flushing toilets and irrigating the living walls and gardens.

The gardens: Newly replanted produce gardens and mature fruit trees will ultimately provide fresh organic food for staff and visitors. No herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers are used on any ROCKCOTE site.

Major Awards:

  • National President's Award, UDIA National Awards for Excellence, 2006
  • Citation from the Environmental Protection Agency, 2005 - in recognition of leadership in sustainable practices
  • Year of the Built Environment for Queensland - Government Award, 2004
  • UDIA Champion Project for Sustainable Development, 2002

See Awards & Accolades for a full list of ROCKCOTE and ROCKCOTE Design Centre Awards.

An educational resource

The Design Centre is also intended as an educational resource and space, available to TAFE and university design or sustainability classes, schools and professional associations (such as architects, designers and trades) for study tours, CPD presentations and social functions.

We regularly host local, national and international academics for tours and discussions, in particular to showcase the centre’s sustainability focus.

If your business, group or organisation is interested in arranging a tour, please contact Zoe Milburn.

A regular program of events will be established with guest speakers, product launches, seminars and events.

Plan your visit

The ROCKCOTE Design Centre is centrally located at 6 Indy Court, Carrara (Nerang) on the Gold Coast.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30am - 4.00pm

Phone: 07 5502 0523

Design & colour consultations: If you would like to arrange a complimentary half hour design or colour consultation, please contact Zoe Milburn (advance bookings are essential).

Contact Us

Call 1300 736 668

Sunshine Coast
(Head Office)

18 Machinery Rd
Yandina QLD 4561

Mailing Address

PO Box 230
Yandina QLD 4561

Gold Coast

6 Indy Court
Nerang QLD 4211


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