Construction

Stunning pool renovation completes stunning view

30 September, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

A spectacular view demands a spectacular pool, and this pool overlooking Beverly Hills didn't match its stunning surroundings. Not only was it dated, but it had also been poorly constructed, creating serious problems with water intrusion relative to the perimeter overflow system. Using LATICRETE products, Rock Solid Tile created a pool worthy of the spectacular view.


LATICRETE hosts another successful tiling seminar

27 September, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE Australia recently held a free Pool Tiling Installation Systems training day at its NSW Training Centre in Smeaton Grange. The seminar attracted a broad cross-section of the industry, including pool builders, pool tilers, renderers, landscapers and suppliers.


NZ industry names its top pool builders

13 September, 2016 by Alice Richard

The New Zealand Master Pool Builders (NZMPB) 2016–2017 Photographic Competition winners have been announced and, having been invited to join the judging panel, I can attest to the quality of the entries. In many cases, it was very difficult to decide on a winner as there was so much fantastic work showcased.


LATICRETE LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive

22 August, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATAPOXY 310 Stone Adhesive by LATICRETE is a two-component, high-strength epoxy adhesive that is engineered and formulated for the spot-bonding fixing method of installing tile and stone on vertical surfaces.


Bacterial slime creates water-repellent hybrid mortar

08 August, 2016 by Alice Richard

Biopolymer-based hydrogels — slime formed by living organisms — sound like something out of Ghostbusters. While you don't want them in your mouth or in your plumbing, German researchers have found a place where they're actually desirable: in mortar.


Face lift for ageing Adelaide beauty

31 July, 2016 | Supplied by: Mapei

An ageing Adelaide leisure centre was given a face lift for its 40th birthday. Contractors used a range of Mapei products to ensure the tiling job was up to scratch.


BASF MasterLife 300D capillary waterproofing admixture product

19 July, 2016 | Supplied by: BASF Australia Ltd

MasterLife 300D is an integral, Portland cement-based, crystalline material that reacts in concrete to form non-soluble crystalline hydration products in the capillary pores of the concrete.


Making tiles stick in Singapore

18 July, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

The six-star Capella Singapore design drew heavily on the recent trend of using tile and stone for vertical exterior applications. A pair of LATICRETE products were used to ensure the construction was up to standard and could withstand the year-round humidity and monsoonal winds and rain.


Bendigo pool builder fined

12 July, 2016 by Alice Richard

A Bendigo pool and spa building company has been fined $15,000 and forced to compensate two former customers after being found guilty of taking payment without supplying goods.


LATICRETE celebrates 60 years of industry firsts

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016. Far from contemplating retirement, the company continues the commitment to product innovation that has been key to its success. Its dedication to improving building materials and a policy of never settling for 'good enough' has resulted in LATICRETE introducing many industry firsts over its 60-year history.


Bisazza Platino 100% platinum mosaic tiles

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Bisazza Australia

Created for use in and around water, Bisazza's Platino mosaic tiles are made of 100% platinum. Due to their 100% platinum composition, the tiles can be trimmed or cut to size and still remain impervious to the effects of water.


LATICRETE MVIS Masonry Veneer Mortar

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: LATICRETE Pty Ltd

LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Mortar provides a productive, easy-to-install, permanent, high-strength installation for adhered masonry veneer, stone and thin brick.


QBCC responds to pool fencing query

20 June, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: SPASA Queensland

The QBCC has responded to a question raised at a SPASA Queensland PSI Sector Group meeting. The group queried whether a fence needs to be able to be measured at 1200 mm in a full arc from the top right-hand corner of the step in figure 2.2(b) of the Standard.


Earthmoving equipment hires up across the country

14 June, 2016 by Alice Richard

Earthmoving equipment hire companies saw a huge jump in business during May throughout the company. While figures for the construction industry show varied outlooks for the year ahead, equipment hire figures can reflect real-time business activity.


The Blue Glass Pebble Company premixed glass and pebble finishes

07 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Blue Glass Pebble Company

The Blue Glass Pebble Company supplies a range of glass pebble pool finishes for concrete pools. The premixed products are a combination of 50% New Zealand pebble and 50% glass pebble.


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