2017 National Winner : Retail Category

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Project: Tantalus Winery, Brewery & Restaurant

Entrant

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.

Owned by

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 plasteringnz.co.nz

Polished interior

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


The Crossing – Christchurch’s new Metro Shopping precinct

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 

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CoolPlast strikes again

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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Clockwork Orange

Texture –
Rockcote Tasman, hand applied float finish.

Colours –
Resene Foundry (exterior) Resene_Foundry
Resene Clockwork Orange (Interior) Resene_Clockwork_Orange

The Little District of Sylvia

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.
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Interior Contractor – PDS – Property Direct ServicesLittle District_Sylvia Park

CoolPlast exterior

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Rockcote Velvetina Interior – tri-colour distressed finish

Rockcote Marrakesh a fitting interior finish

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. Marrakesh_Home of Compassion_Wellington

INEX–Design Expo

INEX

INEX – INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DESIGN EXPO
The Cloud, 31 March – 02 April 2017

INEX is a curated expo featuring high-end Interior & Exterior architecture and design product and related services, inspiring and delighting both design professionals and public alike.

Friday 31 March is a Trade day and will attract Architects, Architectural Designers, Interior Designers, Landscape Designers, Building Consent Authorities, Trades, Developers, Commercial Building Owners/Managers, and other Industry Professionals

 
Saturday 01 and Sunday 02 April are Public days and will attract home builders, renovators, DIYers, apartment dwellers, etc.

Come down, meet our team and see our innovative range of products and systems.

Find out more

LBP competencies amended

 

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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.

2016 National Awards Evening

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 .co.nz 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 .co.nz Ltd

GRAND DESIGNS New Zealand

The New Zealand house that hemp built

Grand Designs presenter Chris Moller in a field of hemp plants. Photo / Supplied

Grand Designs presenter Chris Moller in a field of hemp plants. Photo / Supplied

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.