How to choose the right Waterproofing Membrane or Moisture Barrier
Applying waterproofing membranes or moisture barriers and tiling in swimming pools, ponds, and water features is a specialised process that requires specific materials and procedures that are not covered here. For more information please refer to our Technical Bulletin TB088 Treatment of Swimming Pool Internals or contact the ARDEX Technical Services Department on 1800 224 070 for more information..
SEE ARDEX’ latest sustainable products and solutions at SEE Sustainable Experience being held at Australian Technology Park (Exhibition Hall), Redfern, 21-23 July 2016.
ARDEX have added a range of high-performance construction sealants to the General Construction range. The range includes two products which are sold in 600ml sausages and is a part of the RA family. The two new products will complement ARDEX RA 54 and provide a more versatile offering for movement and construction joints.
Grout Discolouration - Sources and Solutions
One of the most common complaints made by homeowners who have a newly tiled floor relates to discoloured and patchy grout. Although the cause is usually and erroneously thought to be a quality control issue with the grout, the problem more often relates to something that has happened during the installation process.
ARDEX Australia has partnered with leading safety training and equipment supplier uvex to distribute a range of safety products.
Do I need to?
Do I need to do surface preparation; won't the primer fix the bond problem? Or is there a primer that can go over the residues?
ARDEX is pleased to announce the introduction of two new bituminous membranes within our torch-on waterproofing range. See the full ARDEX Range of bituminous membranes in the new 'ARDEX Guide to Torch Applied Membranes'; download your copy today.
Download the latest Waterproofing and General Construction product brochure covering everything from liquid and sheet membranes to primers and additives, concrete repair, renders, and sealants. If you prefer a hard copy, please contact your local rep or speak to our customer service team.
ARDEX Australia has added to its existing façade restoration range with four new rendering products. The new products include a general purpose acrylic render, a polymer modified render, a pre-mixed jointing and patching mortar and a performance enhancing polymer primer and additive. The Render range can provide a modern finish to new homes or freshen up the look of an existing building.
The changes in surface texture and density of porcelain tiles in recent years have become a challenging factor in the performance of the adhesive to bond these tiles to the substrates. Whereas porcelain tiles used to be smaller tiles, the newer large format style tiles can have different mechanical properties in the sense of hardness, density, porosity and surface texture. This new matrix signature can create adhesion problems for low polymer thin set adhesives and poorly applied high polymer adhesives.
Longstanding building solutions supplier ARDEX Australia have today announced a new Corporate Partnership with the McGrath Foundation with a view to raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.
ARDEX Australia will donate a percentage of sales on selected tile adhesives to the McGrath Foundation during promotional months, and will join participating retailers, tilers and builders in a range of fundraising events to be held from August 2015.
On 1st June 2015, Ardex Australia launched a brand new initiative that rewards loyal customers with giveaways of their choice! The RDX Store is an online rewards program where tilers can redeem RDX vouchers for great giveaways of their choice including Ardex tools and promotional items as well as partner products that includes Uvex safety wear!
One of the most common complaints that TSD receives is regarding discoloured and patchy grout (ignoring efflorescence for this discussion). The response of the complainant is nearly always that our grout is faulty, but this simplistic assertion ignores the fact that we have a Quality Control regime which is intended to pick up this type of issue. When we receive the dry grout powder to test, we always find that it mixes normally and dries to a consistent colour. Therefore with the exception of a few unusual circumstances, the problem is related to something which has happened on site.
Over the coming months ARDEX Australia will be mailing out the NEW LOOK Training Register card. All of the training that you attend with ARDEX will now be on the one card for easy referral. Your training accreditation does not expire at the end of each year; however, for your training accreditation to remain valid there may be times where you will have to complete updates to your training.It is important to keep your details up to-date; please advise ARDEX of any change of address, phone number or email.
ARDEX EASY TROWELS, available in 10mm and 12mm notch size have been designed by a local tiler for the comfort and functionality of the tiler. Narrower teeth allow the tile adhesive to be spread more easily making it far less strenuous on the body and much easier to bed the tile and with getting optimal adhesive coverage on the back of the tile.
The $1.5 billion Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital brings together the staff and services of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital to create a single 359 bed paediatric hospital facility for Queensland.
This State Government initiative is now completed and Ardex were proud to be named as one of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital specified suppliers of construction materials for the various floor finishes internally & externally.
The Ardex office in Queensland, with special mention to Brett Young, the Ardex North Queensland Sales Manager recently received a ‘Thank you’ letter from the Project Manager of the Mercer’s Lane Community Public Art Mosaic Project. Ardex donated the tile adhesives in addition to grout for the project, whilst Brett provided professional service and advice.
The Trinity Arcade is a popular Perth CBD landmark that links Hay Street to St Georges Terrace. The arcade was recently refurbished using classic styles and modern trends to bring a vibrant edge to the arcade’s heritage character. The refurbishment adds a café court on the St Georges Terrace level with seating and a living green wall as a backdrop for diners.
The Cumberland Lorne Resort, in one of the most popular holiday destinations in regional Victoria, was built in the late ‘80s and featured a torch-on membrane applied to its concrete roof that had been repaired on numerous occasions with a liquid applied membrane – all with limited success.
Checking for curing compounds or other contaminations on concrete substrates
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ARDEX Australia majority stake acquisition of
Singaporean QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals
Witten, Germany and Sydney, Australia, 29 March 2012. Building chemicals specialist ARDEX Australia, a leading supplier of high-quality specialty building chemicals, continues to further expand its Asia Pacific reach and current Southeast Asia operations with the majority stake acquisition of QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals, one of the region’s leading suppliers in the waterproofing, concrete repair and tile and stone installation. Whilst active for many years in Singapore through its own company, the acquisition will bolster ARDEX’s strategic position and accelerate the company’s growth in the Southeast Asian and wider Asian region.