Resene Construction Systems has worked closely with the Concision team for the past two years in developing a cavity based external facade system that can be constructed off-site, then transported, assembled and finished onsite. The facade system development included multiple specially developed designs, techniques and processes specific to Concision.

Key benefits to the off site construction process were – no weather delays, clean accessible work areas, and accuracy of system installation.

Our INTEGRA aac lightweight concrete system was selected as minimal componentry is required with the added benefits of acoustic and impact resistant advantages over other systems. The INTEGRA system combines Resene Construction Systems patented EdgeSeal flashings, alongside the exclusive ROCKCOTE reinforced plaster system, and Resene paint and colour technology that provides surety of durability and performance from our climatic extremes for the life of the building.

Significant quality controls are in place throughout the entire process to ensure best practice is adhered to across all disciplines and stages. The Concision process is highly monitored and robust to ensure optimal panelised production outputs.​

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RCS_Concision_site_wall in place - CopyWall panels positioned onsite ready for finishing coats of Rockcote plaster & Resene paint.

The first INTEGRA lightweight concrete floor in Mangawhai, supplied and installed by Brian Kaye – BK Textures.

This System is the only hydrophobic (doesn’t like water) aac concrete flooring on the New Zealand market. Perfect choice for early winter in Mangawhai. The surface water after installation was simply broomed off ready for the framing to be installed.

The client, Mr Smith of Smith Construction knew what he wanted for his build and that he has and will benefit from the all weather installation, no squeaking, along with thermal & acoustic performance.




Kiwi Property has been part of the New Zealand landscape since 1993. They develop best-in-class shopping centres and landmark office towers. But much more than that, they create wonderful spaces that New Zealanders can simply enjoy.
Complementing what they do for their clients they have completed their new level 7 office space in Auckland’s VERO tower.

The striking and memorable entry is curved as a soft welcoming flow to the main office spaces.

The curved feature walls were finished with Rockcote Velevtina with slight distressing which provides a highly polished surface juxtaposed with matte distressing. The specialist finish is very tactile with an almost surreal depth to it.
Completed by Kevin Cotter and the PDS – Auckland Team. It shows the ROCKCOTE Artisan plasterers work at its finest.

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Project: Tantalus Winery, Brewery & Restaurant


WG de Gruchy Construction Limited

Project Partners

Cheshire Architects (Architect/Designer

Underscoring everything is a commitment to the organic, the bespoke, and the hand made. In pursuing the demands of an intense hospitality operation, we made lights from twisted old vine branches, plastered walls with ROCKCOTE clay plaster and straw, laid local stone against the chimney, dyed fabrics and painted tiles by hand. In these principles – the organic, the bespoke, the hand-made – we’re just trying to get spatial experience to stand in the same place as that the beer, the wine and the food should take you.

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Tantalus Estate

Rockcote Earthen Decor Clay plaster interior. Deep moody blue clay plaster was selected for the ‘Tantalus Private Dining’ room.

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The main dining and reception featured Rockcote Earthen Decor Clay plaster infused with chopped straw for a luxurious rustic feel.

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Exterior was a combination of local quarried stone alongside  ROCKCOTE MultiStop blended with oxides and locals sands to provide the bespoke local feel and continuity of surroundings.

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Rockcote Artisan Plasterer –

Mike May Plastering

The Crossing is the latest Christchurch Metro shopping precinct. ‘The Crossing’ welcomes the finest international and local brands to Christchurch’s CBD.

The project features our premium INTEGRA lightweight concrete facade and finishing system. The system was applied over our 20mm dryzone cavity system, including our full EdgeSeal flashing technology. One of the more challenging issues faced was the inclusion of multiple angles to reflect and compliment other architectural detailing to the project.

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INTEGRA panel installation – The Premier Plastering Team in action.

The finishing touches were made with our hand applied Plaster Systems EzyTex float texture, and finished with Resene X-200 coloured Resene Quarter Stonewall

The Crossing


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Colour – Resene Quarter Stonewall 


In the heart of Christchurch, amidst the ongoing rebuild sits a newly refurbished building.
An existing masonry construction that underwent significant restrengthening and overall interior and exterior finishing.
Premier Plastering were called upon to undertake the plastering work which included the complete exterior plastering and feature internal atrium works.
Our Rockcote Masonry Render System reinforced with fibreglass and finished with ‘CoolPlast’ & Resene Cool Colour technology creating a stand out exterior.


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Texture –
Rockcote Tasman, hand applied float finish.

Colours –
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Resene Clockwork Orange (Interior) Resene_Clockwork_Orange

The latest establishment has opened in Sylvia Park Mall, Auckland. Little District combines three distinct, and very bespoke eateries.

They feature Resene Construction Systems CoolPlast with Resene CoolColour paint finish & Rockcote Velvetina with a tri-colour distressed finish.
Exterior Contractor – SPVD Trades
Interior Contractor – PDS – Property Direct ServicesLittle District_Sylvia Park

CoolPlast exterior

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Rockcote Velvetina Interior – tri-colour distressed finish

Developments in construction industry practices mean that licence class competencies need to be updated and clarified from time to time to remain relevant. It’s important to keep licence class competencies up to date to make sure LBP skills and knowledge are relevant and current.

External plastering
  • Proposed insertion of a new area of practice for stucco will be removed as it is too specific. The changes are intended to create broader competencies that are inclusive rather than specific to allow for future changes.
  • Performance indicators for the installation of substrates in the external plastering competencies are included. This means the installation of a cladding substrate is now considered restricted building work and must be completed by an LBP carpenter or external plasterer only. It was also recognised that competent solid plasterers commonly apply ‘sand-and-cement plaster’ over a wide range of surfaces, regardless of the substrate. This trend is being reflected in national qualifications offered by training providers.
  • Generic terminology – ‘installation of the substrate’ – in the proprietary plaster cladding system (PPCS) external plastering competencies is included. This will close a loophole in the current competencies where installation of some substrates (eg aerated concrete panel) is not considered restricted building work. This change means an LBP carpenter or an external plasterer must install or supervise the installation of substrate.
  • Since the LBP scheme’s inception the PPCS competencies were limited to installing and plastering over two specific substrates – lightweight fibre cement-based sheet or an exterior insulating finishing system (EIFS). PPCS will now encompass a broader range of substrates that an LBP must install or supervise.
  • A new competency ‘Work Safely’ will be added to external plastering to bring together a range of safety performance indicators into one place. The Health and Safety at Work Act is now cited in place of the Health and Safety in Employment Act.
  • There are also more explicit requirements for following a building consent where one has been issued.
  • These changes were confirmed on 10 November 2016 and will take effect on 23 March 2017.

Click here to learn more about what these changes mean for you.

National Master Plasterer of the Year

Central – Complete Plaster Coatings Ltd

National House of the Year

Southern – Properly Plastered Ltd

Apprentice of the Year

Marshall Reidy (Accurate Plastering)

Start-up of the Year

Redrock Plastering Ltd

Representative of the Year

Southern – Ray Whitaker

Chandler Memorial Trophy

Southern – Laura Watson

Interior Project Winners

Southern – Premier Plastering Christchurch Ltd
Central – Coastline Plastering Ltd
Northern – Plastering Ltd

Group Housing Winners

Southern – Huddleston Construction Systems Ltd
Central – JR Exterior Plastering Ltd
Northern – Moloney Plasterers (2010) Ltd

Residential Project Winners

Southern – Properly Plastered Ltd
Central – Complete Plaster Coatings Ltd
Northern – Total Textures Ltd

Commercial Project Winners

Southern – Brass & Co Ltd
Central – Totara Plastered Coatings Ltd
Northern – SPVD Trades Ltd

Regional Plasterers of the Year

Southern – Huddleston Construction Systems Ltd
Central – Complete Plaster Coatings Ltd
Northern – Moloney Plasterers (2010) Ltd

Craftsmanship Awards

WASP Plastering Ltd
Complete Plaster Coatings Ltd
SPVD Trades Ltd
Properly Plastered Ltd
Completely Plastered Ltd
Paradise Coatings Ltd
Christian Jordan Plasterers Ltd
J R Exterior Plastering Ltd
Plastercoat Coromandel Ltd
Brass & Co Ltd
Mesh Coatings Ltd
Allied Exteriors Ltd
TFX Limited
Taupo Texture Coatings (2010) Ltd
Bream Bay Coatings (2015) Ltd

High Distinction Awards

The Finishing Company Ltd
Complete Plaster Coatings Ltd
Premier Textures Ltd, Hamilton
Greg Proudfoot Plastering Ltd
Greg Brown Ltd
Pilkington Interiors Ltd
Canterbury Exterior Plastering Ltd
Coastline Plastering Ltd
Allied Exteriors Ltd
Karton Construction Systems Ltd
Taupo Texture Coatings Ltd
Exterior Innovations Ltd
C Williams Plasterers Ltd
Completely Plastered Ltd
Waikato Decorators (1999) Ltd
GeoCoat Ltd
Scene to be Seen Ltd
Sound Homes NZ Ltd
Get Plastered Ltd
Texmark Coatings Ltd
LV Plastering Ltd
Moloney Plasterers (2010) Ltd
Plastering Ltd

The New Zealand Room (Te Koha)

The New Zealand Room has been designed to showcase leading examples of New Zealand design and innovation to a discerning international audience. This space provides ways for innovative New Zealand companies working in Europe to participate in the Biennale, or reach audiences that attend the prestigious event.

During the Biennale’s duration, the New Zealand Room will host events organised by event patrons, partners and supporters. It will also be a base for cultural events, including symposia on architecture, innovation and science.
The visitor experience at Palazzo Bollani has been designed by Rufus Knight, a young, award-winning designer. The rooms have finished with furniture, lighting, rugs and art by leading Kiwi designers and artists. The New Zealand Room has been generously supported by: Abodo, David Trubridge, Nick Radford, Nodi Rugs, Philips Selecon, Resene, Robinson Interiors, ROCKCOTE, Resident and Vanda Holdings. Special thanks to: Campaign for Wool NZ, Okewa and Ngā Aho.

We incorporated the ROCKCOTE Earthen natural clay plasters

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Rufus Knight presenting to guests in the New Zealand Room. Rear wall –  Rockcote Earthen Clay plaster.
Images courtesy – NZ Institute of Architects, Photography David St George

How did we do it –
We created and plastered the wall sections

Mike May – Plasterer in Auckland which were then broken down into sections for shipping. We also considered how to get the wall sections up spiral staircases in Venice. Some of the other considerations in selecting the ROCKCOTE natural clay plaster were as follows –
The age of the building into which the wall would be set up – you don’t want to damage an 800 year old building. Our clay plasters can be re-wetted, and re-worked onsite to eliminate the wall section joins when put together.
The use of clay plaster virtually eliminated the potential for damage as the coatings contain no cement or lime which could if dropped on surfaces cause damage and would be hard to repair insitu within a tight time frame. Earthen Clay plaster was the best selection.
How to make good the walls when they were installed. We pre-mixed all the required EARTHEN clay plaster including colour and sent it over with the shipment. Clay plaster will remain moist for years in unopened pails.
Now, the tricky bit – how do you finish a wall to the required standard, when your not in Venice. A very good friend of ours Livio Semioni who came to New Zealand to train our contractor network with our Venetian lime plasters lives an hour out of Venice, so a call was made. Livio was stoked to be involved with this project. As a leading plastering professional in Italy, Livio surpassed expectations and finished what is recognised as a dominant statement to the New Zealand Room.
Congratulations to all the team involved in this bespoke plastering project that showcases not only our materials but our skills to the world.

Selected Resene Colours

Grain Brown (Y82-025-072)

Sandspit Brown cc (Y84-017-074)

Wan White (N93-005-105)