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Lyndons & Shieldcoat have joined forces

SHIELDCOAT & LYNDONS HAVE JOINED FORCES !!

From September 1st 2018, all your favourite Shieldcoat products will be available from 10 Lyndon stores right across Queensland.

All Shieldcoat account customers will be able to open up an account with Lyndons with access to over 6000 hardware items all at very competitive prices. Prices will be the same at all the Lyndons stores. Duane Starsmore from our Burleigh trade centre has been offered a position at the Lyndons Burleigh store, to continue the same service that he has always given to our customers on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers areas. Phone numbers will remain the same to make the transition as seamless as possible. Other benefits include longer store opening hours (6.30-4.30 Monday to Friday) and an improved delivery network, servicing most areas twice daily.

Adrian Gash (ex Dulux Acratex ) who many of you will know will be looking after the Gold Coast and Brisbane customers, assisted by Israel Stratton in Northern Rivers area and Chris Bain in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

We have also taken on a new sales rep Jason Sinclair ex CCS and Parchem who will look after our Concrete Coatings customers, Ken Lennie who is our Commercial Projects Representative and Dale Brennan who has recently joined us to look after our Architectural Coatings customers.

Shieldcoat staff are still very much available for technical advice and training.

If you have any concerns or questions please give us a call on 32746911.

Finn and I have been truly fortunate to have gone on this journey with our customers and we are looking forward to the next phase in our business journey, Kemal & Finn

Finally an alternative to cementitious coatings like covercrete

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Covercrete

Stencilshield is a flexible texture coating that is a brilliant alternative for Covercrete, On-Crete and similar cementitious coatings. We have marketed Stencilshield in Australia, Malaysia and New Caledonia for over 15 years and it currently adorns government facilities, airports, shopping centres, childcare facilities, theme parks , median strips ,as well as driveways, pathways and patios. Over the last 15 years there have been over 500,000 householders in Australia alone that have had Stencilshield applied on concrete surfaces around their homes.

Cementitious vs Stencilshield

Mix for up to 5 minutes per bag / Stencilshield comes in ready to use 10lt pails

Not Flexible and cracks easily / Extremely flexible and resists cracks more easily

Goes off within 5-10 minutes in the bucket / Has a much greater open life

Inhaling dust when mixing / No dust, no mixing, safer for applicator

Limited Colour Range / Can be tinted to over 1000 colours

Fades unless sealed / Uses colourfast technology and doesn’t need to be sealed to lock in colour

Subject to efflorescence / Not affected by efflorescence

Not ready to use / comes pre-tinted, pre-mixed and ready to use

limited shelf life once mixed / can be kept for months and sometimes years if stored correctly

Application is very similar to cementitious coatings and requires adequate preparation of the surface, a primer and 2 coats of the stencilshield. A coloured fleck finishes it off nicely. The clear sealer is optional, but it does help with the cleaning.

Stencilshield is available at all the Lyndons stores in Queensland. Call us now on 07 3274 6911 to try the product out yourself. Pricing is very competitive with the cementitious products.

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LICENCED OR UNLICENCED TRADIE, WHO DO YOU USE?

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Firstly are you required to be licenced in (QLD)?

Unless an exemption applies, a QBCC contractors licence is required to carry out or undertake to carry out the repair of the roof if the value of the work exceeds $3300 including the cost of the materials. For work over $3300, a contractor will need to pay the QBCC for home warranty Insurance.

About home warranty insurance

Home warranty insurance is a protection for homeowners. It provides cover in situations where the contractor fails to complete the work, the work is defective or subsidence occurs. If the contractor can’t finish the work under a contract or fails to fix defects, an owner can make claim. Once the QBCC pays a claim they will recover the money from the contractor.

The work is covered for a period of 6 years and 6 months from the date (whichever is earlier)

  • The premium is paid
  • a contract is entered, or
  • work is commenced

The contractor must pay a premium for all insurable residential work with a value over $3300.

The contractor working directly for the homeowner is required to collect the premium from the owner and ay it to the QBCC on behalf of the owner. As a guide the Premium for work from $3300 to $200000 is $235.15.

Once the premium is paid, the homeowner is sent a notice of cover .

An unlicensed trade cannot quoter enter into contracts to carry out building work in Queensland valued over $3300.

Does this mean that Licensed Trades will do a better job than an Unlicensed Tradie?

No not necessarily, however at least you do have re-course if there is an issue and the work is insured. Over the nearly 30 years the Shieldcoat has been producing Roof Restoration Products, we have dealt with both licensed and unlicensed and have seen some pretty ordinary work with both and have also seen some excellent work with both. For nearly 3 years a fairly large Roof Restoration company and now a Coatings manufacturer used a very cheap render primer as a roof tile primer to save money. Sadly when Companies don’t follow a manufacturers recommended system, the product warranty doesn’t apply.

A licence search can be performed at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au

Shieldcoat offer a service called Shieldcoat Select, where we act as a conduit between the homeowner and the Trade. We will ensure the contractor is able to perform the work to a high standard, we ensure the correct products and amounts are used to give the consumer the best outcome, we ensure that the consumer is covered for both the Product and Workmanship Warranty and Shieldcoat will remedy any failures.

Contact our friendly Sales staff on 0732746911 to enquire about this service, or if you would like a recommended applicator in your area.