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It’s a Ute, Utilise it

2018-04-19T11:49:03+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Building, General|

The call went out to sort out a few rotten weatherboards at Mick’s place, Palmerston North… What a great excuse for a roadie. I can’t remember the last time I drove that far south, all that comes to mind is a younger version of myself on my old motorbike. The round trip which was completed [...]

Rockcote – 2017 National Winner: Retail Category

2018-03-29T09:03:38+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Building, General|

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, [...]

Straight talk from the deep South

2018-03-19T16:34:06+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Building, General|

Truss Tech Ltd is a locally-owned and operated business, located in Central Otago’s Cromwell. The company specializes in pre-nailed timber wall frames and roof trusses, for both residential and commercial construction for Juken New Zealand. Paul Robertson and his wife Nicky have owned the business for 15 years. Truss Tech supplies to a [...]

Rockcote Polished interior

2018-03-29T09:20:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Building, General|

Outstanding interior work by Chris Baker – Plastercoat Coromandel. Cubro, one of New Zealand's 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 [...]

Impact Resistance – with style

2018-03-19T16:26:20+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Building, General|

Triboard is a 3-layered panel with a wood strand core sandwiched between an MDF outer “skins”. The result is a clean-lined panel that has high resilience and impact resistance and greater stiffness than other similar products. The dimensionally stable core provides superb load bearing and screw holding, and the MDF surfaces give a [...]

Rockcote CoolPlast strikes again

2018-03-29T09:20:53+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Building, General|

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 [...]

Foresight pays off

2017-06-15T10:52:52+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Building, Heritage, Painting|

We have lived in our Devonport villa for close on 20 years. We did a major renovation about 15 years ago, but very little since. At the end of 2016 we decide it was time for a freshen up and to finish some of those ‘jobs I’ve been meaning to do’. When our original [...]

‘The Wolf’ gives his own home some TLC

2017-06-15T10:27:03+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Painting|

This summer has been a busy one for the Wolfkamp family. While others were bathing and belly-flopping at the beach, I was head down working hard on our family home. We live in a traditional Devonport Villa. The big Reno was done 15+ years ago, when we pushed out the back of the [...]

The Wolf hits 50

2016-06-13T08:19:41+00:00 June 13th, 2016|General|

I hit a pretty big milestone this year.  It could have slipped under the radar quite happily, but coinciding with the filming of season 5 of The Block NZ ensured that reaching the half century mark didn't occur subtly.  There was cake to be had, and no that is not our family wolf in the [...]

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