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BIM is Revit’ting Stuff

Keeping up with changes to specification requirements is key to maintaining the most accurate information for construction projects. We have been working closely with ProductSpec and are pleased to introduce our latest BIM revit content. click on the link to view the Revit introduction and find  out more about this new service. http://www.productspec.net/products/5268/rockcote-resene-limited/integra-aac-masonry-panel.aspx


Trade licence class update & changes

Registered Rockcote Plastering teams, Please find following the latest advice from the Department of Building and Housing regarding National Licensing. In essence, changes have been made in response to input from the LBP(Licensed Building Practitioner) assessors, and feedback from the industry. The changes are also in alignment with the Government focus on efficient and quality […]


Plaster Pouch

Easy transport and low mess for small jobs Self Contained – No mixing equipment required. Patch, Repair & Finish in simple steps. Easy to mix. Easy to use and apply. Good build up. Fast setting. Available through your local Resene ColorShop March 2010.

Rockcote EdgeSeal – latest flashing technology

The Rockcote Edge Seal Flashing is the latest advance in flashing technology. Designed and Developed by the Rockcote Resene Technical Team over the past 2 years. It answers many if not all the issues faced by the plastering industry in relation to; Multiple cladding junctions – attaches to prepared; colour steel, zincalume, powder coated aluminium, […]

Integra AAC Panel Available

Our new Masonry AAC panel is available, the Rockcote Integra Cavity Plus Render System incorporates a steel reinforced lightweight concrete panel with a fully meshed Rockcote render and finishing system.

Architectural Survey

We recently carried out a survey regarding our Technical Information and how this is delivered to specifiers. Thanks to everyone that completed it, and congratulations to Robert from Weirwalker Architecture and Greg from Lifestyle Architecture who were our lucky winners from the draw.

Drawings updated

Our drawings have recently been updated to a new format ready for a September 2009 release of our Technical Resources. Most drawings reference a document called TradeSpec which holds all our technical information about how our systems are installed, this can be found at www.tradespec.co.nz

Licensing a great idea

Barry Galbraith, Registered Rockcote Systems Plasterer is New Zealands first Licensed Plastering Practitioner. Based in Nelson, Galbraith Plastering is a family tradition, with a premium reputation in the region. Barry is a very strong proponent for industry training and licensing. “I believe the consumer deserves to have only trade qualified people doing work on their […]


At Rockcote we promote the best cladding & construction solutions available to us. Recently we were introduced to SafeKiwi which acts as an independent third party in a financial transaction. SafeKiwi allows two parties to trade with confidence knowing that checks and processes are in place to reduce the likelihood of loss. Both parties are […]

Concrete Masonry – A Guide to Weathertight Construction

The New Zealand Concrete Masonry Association (NZCMA), with support from the Department of Building and Housing, and Building Research, has produced a code of practice for weathertight construction of concrete masonry. There has been much consideration recently of weathertightness in general construction. The issue is also important for concrete masonry buildings containing habitable spaces where […]