When it came to selecting the interior finish for the walls and ceiling for Harmon Horton Lusk corporate law offices the Architects at Warren & Mahoney Auckland office selected the Rockcote MarbleStone polished lime finish. The finish is the highest polish achievable with our range of natural plasters.

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The ‘glass polish’ is was achieved by trained Artisan Plasterers – Colin MacKenzie Plastering in Auckland.

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Applied and polished by hand.
Another fine example of what can be achieved with the right products & skilled Rockote Artisan plasterers.

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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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.

TE MANAWA is the Manawatu’s museum of art, science and history for the region. It is also the home of our national Rugby Museum.

In 2010 the Palmerston North City Council under-took a major up-grade of the old facility, and as part of this up-grade a re-clad of the exterior envelope was required.

Dennis of Structon Architects Ltd required a exterior cladding that would “stand the test of time” and provide a hard wearing monolithic cladding. Resene Construction Systems, Integra LWC Facade System was selected for the project and in conjunction with Rockcote Systems premium Classico, pre-coloured plaster finishes to provide a hard wearing finish.

The exterior facade was installed and plastered by Central Plastering ltd. Steve Harley – Director of Central Plastering employees 6 staff and has over 30 years experience in the plastering industry. The projects was completed in late 2010 and was a huge asset to the city of Palmerston North during the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

Applicator – Central Plastering Ltd

System – Integra LWC Facade System

Colour – Resene Mudflat



The Summerset group are in the process of building a new retirement village in the heart of Nelson.

This complex is made up of blocks of units that have been plastered with Rockcote Integra Panel and finished in Rockcote Classico 1mm Acrylic texture.

The units and the hospital wing use a two tone colour scheme and a mix of Cedar weatherboards to compliment the plaster.

The Integra LWC Facade System provides a solid hard wearing finish as well as sound insulation for a cosy dwelling

Applicators/Plasterers: Galbraith Plasterers Ltd, Totally Plastered Nelson Ltd and Precision Plastering Nelson Ltd

System: Integra LWC Facade System

Colours: Resene Triple White Pointer, Resene Parchment. Resene Pravda, Resene Quarter Mondo,

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Originally this existing building was to be wall papered. Milano was used to achieve a zero spread of flame decorative finish. This ended up being a cost saving to the owners as well.

Milano uses Italian Marble Sands, commonly referred to as Polished Plaster or Venetian Stucco, it is hand applied and built up in layers, this is a bespoke texture finish. It has a Polished Reflective quality when viewed at different angles.

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Architect: John Mills Architects

System: Main Walls- Milano with Metallic Paint Overtones onto Gib Board, Columns – Literock Pebble Dash – Resene X200

Where: Entry Foyer/Access

Applicator: Scene to be Seen

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Over three years ago Harry Puttock (Rockcote Representative – Central) investigated us being allowed as an alternative to the original specified product for one of Wellington’s largest weathertight remedial projects. The project ‘Stadium Gardens’.

This very well known project sits directly adjacent to the Wellington Stadium so most Wellingtonian’s were aware of the issues due mainly to the large tent covering the entire building for the remediation process.
Don and the team at Totara Coatings were successful in securing this major tender. Original cladding of direct fixed fibre cement sheet, was completely removed and reinstated with Monotek, and the Rockcote Monotek Finishing System with the added layer of full fibre glass mesh to the entire wall surface. Finished with Resene Aquashield to provide a superhydrophobic mineral paint system to the main levels, and the ground level completed with Resene Cool Colour black (over masonry) with Resene Graffitti Shield to add a solid and durable solution that will resist the carnage of the annual sevens tournament. Believe it or not – all this was undertaken with building being tenanted. An awesome result that will stand the test of Wellington’s weather extreme’s.

UPDATE:  Removed reference to incorrect statement ‘European coating system’ being removed off the existing building

The latest addition to the Rockcote Systems family of Construction solutions  is now available.

Modern architectural trends and requirements for comfort and durability place tremendous demands on building structures. Rockcote Integra AAC Flooring System offers the flexibility to meet these demands in a cost effective, and time efficient manner. The System incorporates 75mm lightweight masonry panels, double steel mesh reinforced with a tongue and groove connection to provide robust solution for interstorey flooring in residential and commercial buildings.

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Rockcote has released the latest additions to their Mineral Texture’s range. The two new finishes have been designed to provide both fine and coarse finishes that will suit all designs.

FastFloat fine sponge – is considered the best fine sponge plaster on the market today. It accurately emulates the traditional solid plaster ‘fines’ finish.

FastFloat Tasman – Hand applied and floated flat, this finish provides a subtle grainy texture that is smooth to touch with 1-2mm aggregate grains providing a negative relief.

All Rockcote FastFloat finishes are applied & finished by hand. They combine highly durable acrylic binders providing a breathable, uniform finish for any structure.