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Wet & Dry Brick Saw! Sima Handy 350

By now anyone in the stone, brick or masonry trade would have received plenty of information around the evils of dry cutting & the adverse health affects it can have if measures are not taken to avoid it. If you are not familiar, just google search the term, or see the dedicated resource that Worksafe NZ has dedicated to the topic here: Worksafe - Accelerated Silicosis...

May 25, 2020

5 Tips & Tricks for Controlling Moss, Mould & Lichen

In this blog we share 5 top tricks to get control of any moss, mould or lichen infestation you have around the home or building. 1)After prolonged periods of dry weather, give the target area a couple of watering sessions over a few days before applying Moss and Mould Formula. 2)Apply Agent Blue moss, mould & lichen kill, it is an aqueous and highly residual product which will re-activate each time it rains, giving long term results. 3)Moss and Mould likes shade and damp, where possible remove t...

April 20, 2020

Understanding Moss, Mould & Lichen & how to control them

Did you know that Moss, Mould, Algae, Lichen and Liverwort are members of the Byrophyte  family?  A non- vascular plant which breeds via spore transmission.  This means in simple terms they do not have a root system, consequently they do not draw nutrients and minerals out of the ground, and do not produce seeds or flowers. They reproduce via their spores being released into the atmosphere and being carried by air currents or a breeze. This enables Byrophytes grow in a variety of ...

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Service Update

With the recent announcement from the NZ government concerning the intention to move to alert level 3 we here at Stratacote have put the following operating guide together to guide all Stratacote operations once the alert level change is made....

April 18, 2020

New Catalogue: Diamond Tool & Masonry Equipment

Download your copy of the latest Stratacote catalogue for Diamond Tools & Masonry Equipment...

March 27, 2020

New Range: Marshalltown Tools

Brickies, Tilers & Tradies! Marshalltown tools are now available at Stratacote! We will have more info on this coming soon but in the meantime see some of the most popular brick trowels below!...

March 11, 2020

Diamantek Cut & Grind Diamond Blade

Many stone & masonry workers will know the frustration having to change tools many times through a job to alternate between cutting & grinding tasks for shaping of a sculpture, benchtop or other work piece. The new Diamantek Cut/Grind blade now allows you to cut & grind surfaces in the one tool! Available in 125mm diameter | DCG125...

March 11, 2020

October Brick Tie Promo!

Buy your Brick Ties from Stratacote for the month of October and get rewarded! Purchase x7 or x12 bags/tubs of brick ties for the month of October 2019 and receive a free Hunting & Fishing voucher (See Terms & Conditions below) 7 Bags/Tubs: $50 Voucher12 Bags/Tubs: $120 Voucher Buy your ties and top of the tackle box at the same time!...

September 29, 2019

Siliencio v Conventional Diamond Blades

Stratacote's range of silencio diamond blades provides a range of high quality, fast cutting, long life diamond blades for cutting a range of substrates silently. Watch the video below where Scott explains and demonstrates the difference:...

June 3, 2019

Importance of garden maintenance around Oamaru stone

Maintaining gardens and plant growth around Oamaru stone structures is strongly recommended to prevent surface damage to the stone. A failure to do so can result in visual defects in the stone, see the images below that speak for themselves......

April 6, 2019

How to re-waterproof your Caravan/ Camper roof

As a country we kiwi's love our outdoors, and this is never more apparent than through the warmer summer months when we all go to find our own slice of this beautiful country. ...

December 12, 2018

All you need to know about Silicone roof coatings

Silicone roof coatings (rubber roof paint) are the most popular roofing membranes in New Zealand, here we will spell out a few reasons why, and also tell you all you need to know about them....

August 29, 2018

7 Care & maintenance tips for Oamaru Stone

Whether it be a fence, wall or house, if you built with Oamaru stone you probably did so because of its charm and beautiful appearance. However over time if its not cared for properly it can become dirty and prone to moss and mould growth which if not treated can become extremely costly to repair as the moss tendrils get further into the stone. To add to this, if its not sealed properly water seeps into the stone and in frosty conditions causes spalling (cracking) which damages the mortar and su...

July 24, 2018

The economical re-roofing option for flat and low pitch roofs

Re-roofing, is always a major project, in terms of both work and money required to complete the task. However silicone roof coatings can change that by cutting about 50% of the cost in some cases. Read on for more info. It’s a scenario a good deal of home or building owners are faced with. You have a nice architecturally designed and built house, or a building with a flat or low pitch roof  lined with butynol, torch on asphalt or a similar membrane that's approaching the end of its life. ...

June 27, 2018

Why use Lime Mortar?

The History of Lime Putty as a base ingredient for mortar and plaster can be traced back beyond the middle ages and roman times to the ancient Egyptians, some 6000 years ago when it was a standard building material, including in the build of the great pyramids (and those structures are still standing today!).  A Great testament to the durability of this amazing material.  In contrast, the more popular alternative today (Portland cement) has a recognised life of 100 years, which is obvi...

April 21, 2018

How to recognise mould

On painted surfaces mould looks like dirt and frequently the two cannot be distinguished. The most common species are black but others may be brown or green. By wetting the surface and rubbing, mould will show up as slime....

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