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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Marmoreus_Cubro project_TaurangaOutstanding interior work by Chris Baker – Plastercoat Coromandel.
Cubro, one of New Zealands leading healthcare equipment providers have completed their new premises in Tauranga. Adding to the immaculate contemporary interior, is our Marmoreus ‘Blanc’ lime plaster surface that follows the smooth curves. Applied, finished & polished by Hand creating a durable, and tactile surface for bespoke interiors. The surface was completed by Chris Baker, Plastercoat Coromandel.Marmoreus_Cubro project_Tauranga_1

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.

Fowler Homes (Manawatu) Limited

Congratulations to Shane & Megan Walker, and their team at Fowler Homes, Manawatu on winning multiple awards at the Master Build House of the Year – regional awards night.

Master Build House of the Year is a highly regarded competition celebrating building excellence in New Zealand. It awards the best homes and builders and the craftsmanship behind them.

Shane & Megan selected our premium Graphex Plaster Facade System, finished with our natural, hand applied Mineral Tasman texture, and Resene X200.

Region: Manawatu/Wanganui
PlaceMakers New Homes $400,000 – $500,000 build

GoldLocal Category WinnerLocal CraftsmanshipPlumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award


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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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Applicator: Properly Plastered

System: Masonry Render System

Colour: Half Doeskin

This project was a finalist in the 2013 Resene Construction Systems Awards in the category for “Residential”.

Attached is 5 photos of a Graphex job done in Orewa. It was the G J Gardner showhome done in 40mm graphex on 20mm cavity. It has since been sold to private buyers.

Applicator: Plaster Constructions


The Mount Stewart Centennial Memorial under went a make-over in August which saw the structure brought back to its original state of yesteryear.

Resene Construction Systems were engaged to provide the products to upgrade the structure and enhance its over-all appearance

The memorial required a total re-plaster in which Resene Construction Systems used their range of mineral based finishes to match those of the original plaster coatings. The top coats of Resene Limelock and Resene Lumbersider were then applied to enhance the over-all look of the memorial and will provide a durable and maintainable finish for many years to come.

The works were completed by Central Plastering Ltd with over 30 years experience in the industry. Steve Harley has a team of skilled Licensed Building Practitioner Plasterers and they enjoyed being a part of the project.

Shannon Quirke form the Manawatu District Council who approached Resene about the work was amazed at the transformation the memorial had under-taken and was thrilled with the end result.

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