Recently opened in Albany, Auckland is the new EVERLAST store. The Architect – Matt Godward, Godward Design Space provided a digital render of his vision for the look and feel of this new development. The finished result reflects a very accurate response to his design. The feature wall in the business utlised our hand applied, pre-coloured ROCKCOTE Velvetina that was burnished for that concrete look after which Kevin Cotter, owner of PDS applied our protective wax to give the Velvetina finish additional depth.

Architects Digital Render –

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Finished project –

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Close up – ROCKCOTE Velvetina –

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Meet the team at this years Christchurch HomeShow.

March 23rd – 25th

Stand # 111

See our latest interior specialist plaster finishes, INTEGRA lightweight concrete flooring, facade and fencing systems for your next project.

To mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 2016, the building has been named as the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre. The centre will also include a small display honouring Mother Aubert and the Sisters of Compassion. In August 2016 the centre was opened by the former Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae accompanied by the former Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Maggie Barry.

Founder of the Sisters of Compassion Suzanne Aubert has been declared ‘venerable’ by the Catholic Church.

The declaration by Pope Francis is a major milestone on the path to sainthood being bestowed on Mother Aubert, who came to New Zealand from France in 1860 and died here aged 91 in 1926.

The Sisters of Compassion provide many charitable services, including running a soup kitchen in central Wellington.

Our Rockcote Marrakesh tadeladkt lime plaster finish was the selected finish to interior walls. Hand applied and finished by stone polishing.

This example of plastering craft was completed by Totara Coatings, Wellington.

The New Zealand house that hemp built

The next episode on Grand Designs NZ is screening tonight on TV3 at 8.30pm features.

See our ROCKCOTE lime plasters in action, inside & out. All applied over a hemp structure.

Hemp is turning a new leaf in Taranaki, with a house made of the marijuana-like plant featuring on tonight’s Grand Designs NZ.

New Plymouth couple Greg Whitham and Gayle Avery wanted to build a rustic French farmhouse-style home for their extended family – and they wanted to do this using hemp.

But being one of the first hemp homes in New Zealand presented numerous challenges, with the results revealed on tonight’s episode of the hit TV3 series.

Wellington’s latest luxury property destination of 76 apartments, designed by Athfield Architects is located on an historic wharf, whose construction began in 1894 and which opened in 1908; then, in the ’60s, it was developed into the Overseas Passenger Terminal, designed by the former Wellington mayor Michael Fowler’s firm Morton, Calder, Fowler & Styles. It was an elegant structure with a 17m-high spire that has been retained and set on top of the new building. Other elements from the terminal have been reused also, including large mosaic artworks, a world clock and steelwork.

Rockcote LiteRock Solid Plaster System was selected to finish multiple areas of the project. This system offers a lightweight, fibreglass reinforced system that will take the punishment from this high exposure site in it’s stride.

Premium Rockcote pre-coloured acrylic ‘CLASSICO’ texture was the finish with 2 coats of Resene X200 weatherproof paint to further enhance the durability and keep this stunning project looking it’s best into the future.

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Resene Construction Systems is proud to support this Architectural learning event where you’ll learn about specification-writing best practice and find out how to save time producing a high-quality and succinct project-specific document – plus learn the theory, basics, and more advanced new features of Smartspec – ideal for all levels regardless of previous Smartspec experience.

Architects, Designers, BCA’s, industry graduates, design/build companies, volume builders, related consultants, and other industry specifiers are most welcome to attend.

Hospitality will be provided and spaces are limited so please register below to secure a space at your nearest location. 1.5 ADNZ CPD points are available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This Smartspec Workshop Series is proudly supported by our friends at GIB, Resene Construction Systems, Paul Industries, Nuralite, Firth, Resene, Dynex, and Thermakraft.


WELLINGTON  /  Smartspec HQ
Thursday 2nd Oct  /  12 – 1.30pm

AUCKLAND  / Chancery Chambers
Monday 6 Oct  /  11am – 12.30pm

AUCKLAND NTH  /  The Commons
Monday 6 Oct  /  3.30 – 5pm

AUCKLAND STH  /  Butterfly Creek
Tuesday 7th Oct  /  9 – 10.30am

HAMILTON  /  The Verandah Cafe
Tuesday 7th Oct  /  3.30 – 5pm

TAURANGA  /  Trinity Wharf Hotel
Wednesday 8nd Oct  /  11 – 12.30pm

ROTORUA  /  Peppers on the Point
Wednesday 8th Oct  /  3.30 – 5pm

TAUPO /  Hilton Lake Taupo
Thursday 9th Oct  /  9 – 10.30am

NAPIER  /  East Pier Brasserie
Thursday 9th Oct  /  2 – 3.30pm

CHRISTCHURCH  /  Russley Club
Thursday 23rd Oct  /  9 – 10.30am

DUNEDIN  /  Forsyth Barr Stadium
Thursday 23rd Oct  /  3.30 – 5pm

QUEENSTOWN  /  Hotel St Moritz
Friday 24th Oct  /  11am – 12.30pm

In conjunction with BUILDNZ Christchurch, 31 July–2 August, BRANZ is running two types of presentation:

  • On Thursday 31 July at 11.30 am, Lynda Amitrano, Evaluations and Building Sustainability Manager, will talk about sustainability research tools.
  • There will be a question and answer session each day hosted by Trevor Pringle ANZIA, Principal Writer, and Tom Edhouse of the BRANZ Helpline, who will be available to answer specific questions. They will also cover a number of the questions that were raised from the floor during the recently completed You Asked – 24 Critical Questions Answered seminar series. (The sessions are not a repeat of the You Asked seminar as shown in the BUILDNZ programme.)

The BRANZ question sessions are:

  • 4.00 pm on 31 July
  • 2.00 pm on 1 August
  • 1.00 pm on 2 August.

The new David Reid Homes Showhome situated at Karaka Lakes, Auckland is open. We were pleased to be an integral part of the construction process.

Our INTEGRA LWC facade system, with Rockcote Tasman mineral texture finish was applied to various elevations of the residence to enhance the contemporary mixed media design.


June 23rd – 25th

ASB showgrounds, Auckland

We are pleased to announce that you can visit Resene Construction Systems with our ROCKCOTE & Plaster Systems product ranges at this years premium construction industry event, BUILDNZ.

Register online for this event here

buildnz is a leading trade fair for the Building & Construction Industry with a solid reputation for bringing building professionals and construction industry innovators together to share ideas, showcase the latest products, and develop business relationships.

buildnz saves you time and money, delivering an incredible variety of new products and services to keep you up-to-date with the latest technologies across home automation, joinery, hardware, cladding, flooring, insulation, lighting, roofing, spouting, timber and everything else you need in the trade. buildnz is conveniently co-located with designex and has a strong social and fun element. Make excellent industry and network with your peers at the on-site cafés.

Resene, the NZ owned coatings company, announce the aquisition of Plaster Systems Ltd. (a division of Nuplex Construction Products).

According to Resene’s Managing Director and majority shareholder, Nick Nightingale ” This aquisition is a logical and timely move for our Group as it seeks to increase its presence in the construction products area, whilst Nuplex is looking to focus more on its core resin manufacturing business.

Plaster Systems will fit seamlessly into our existing operation, which currently runs under the Rockcote Resene brand, and brings with it an advanced manufacturing capability. Plaster Systems has an excellent brand, product range, and staff including an experienced and professional nationwide network of contractors.

Integration of Plaster Systems into the Resene Group will occur over the next few months. “Rockcote Resene and Plaster Systems clients will continue to receive the same high quality service and support that they have come to expect, with the offer to all our clients being extended considerably with the ultimate goal of improving the value our products and systems provide the market place” stated Mike Olds, General Manager of Rockcote Resene.

For more information please contact:

Mike Olds / General Manager

Rockcote Resene Ltd

4 TeApunga Place

Mt Wellington


Phone: 092592730

Fax: 09 2592735

Email: [email protected]