Plaster Brick NZ Ltd’s Anthony Elisara answered Building Today’s call for feedback on Part 1 of our Exteriors feature last month. He says his company differs from most plasterers (this is all they do, and they finish a house every two days). He explains the system, which he says is a reliable and durable way to complete a plastered finished home.
Plaster Brick NZ Ltd is a reliable plastering system which enables the new home owner to have a beautiful plastered home of substantial quality and without the concerns of “leaky home syndrome”.
The PlasterBrick NZ system involves:
• Super fast bricklaying of oversized oven-fired 70mm clay bricks. PlasterBrick NZ bricks are made to be plastered over. The system includes provision for lintels up to 2400mm.
• Super accurate, super fast plastering. The company uses PVC corner beads to re-plumb and to reinforce external corners. It then pumps on massive quantities of sand and cement plaster.
• The company’s unique plastering machines mix a blend of enhanced plasters. They are a mineral (breathable) plaster comprising sand, cement, plasticiser, air entrainer, waterproofing, microfibres, adhesives and curing retarders.
• The machines then pump the plaster onto the wall. They are quick and efficient, and will load from 100-200 sq m of wall per day (at 25mm thick). Plastering a typical house takes one day per coat.
• To ensure an even, regular decorative finish a final texture coat (usually described as 1mm flat sponge finish) is applied by hand.
• To conceal the weep holes (essential for the drained and ventilated brick veneer cavity) a unique PlasterBrick NZ aluminium louvre is affixed and painted to match the wall. The holes virtually disappear.
• Three-coat paint finish in any colour, with no LRV restrictions using a lime locking primer and two topcoats.
For builders the PlasterBrick NZ system offers:
• a single co-ordination point for three difficult sub-trades,
• a quick “close-in” — gibstoppers can get in with minimal delay, and
• a better finish. The company uses 2m wide levels and screeds to get a flat wall.
Having thicker plaster allows them to build or shave highs and lows rather than follow the brickwork.