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Decking out the Opera House for 50 years service

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous and well-recognised landmarks in Australia. In 2016, the Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety (VAPS) project was completed successfully separating 1,000 heavy-vehicle movements a week from the forecourt through  new tunnel and underground loading dock, and improving safety of pedestrians. Part of the works involved re-surfacing areas of the [...]

2017-07-27T16:37:24+10:00 July 28th, 2017|

Why go local for coating solutions?

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world and has a wide range of climatic zones from tropical, desert, cool temperate and snow. Selecting Australian manufactured construction resins has the advantage of products being designed specifically to suit the country’s varying conditions. This is important as climate can affect the application process of epoxies [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 March 17th, 2017|

Ramping it up with PMMA – sealing helix ramps

Located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, the Riverside Centre is one of the city’s most sought after commercial buildings, consisting of 42 levels with 37 tennant floors. In 2016, Hychem products were chosen to seal the helix entry and exit ramps to the connected car park, which has over 500 parking spaces. Selecting [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:54+10:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Making concrete great again

While concrete is very durable, if left unprotected it can be susceptible to corrosion, dilapidation, cracks and discolouration. When this occurs it can compromise the integrity of the structure, reducing its lifespan and making it an eyesore. However with the correct preparation and surface coating, old and damaged concrete surfaces can be made almost new [...]

2017-08-04T08:39:51+10:00 December 1st, 2016|

Common mistakes made when choosing a concrete coating

Save time and money on your next installation by avoiding these common mistakes people make when choosing a concrete coating solution. Flooring and waterproofing According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, the most common mistake found in Australian flooring and waterproofing applications is coating thickness being underspecified by site designers and engineers. “We [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 May 2nd, 2016|

Carpark sealing with old school epoxy – still can’t be beaten

When sourcing the concrete sealant for a two-storey carpark at Sydney’s new Barangaroo South development, Lend Lease chose a two-part epoxy which after 30 years is still the best on the market. Choosing the sealant According to Chris Bauer, Head of Flooring at Hychem, Lend Lease requested the use of the industry’s highest quality and [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 March 8th, 2016|

Oil-Wet Inclining Ramp test vs Wet Pendulum test

It is not uncommon to find flooring clients confused by the difference in slip resistance ‘R’ and ‘P’ values. In this article we take a closer look at the two most common tests for slip resistance of flooring surfaces as outlined in the AS4586-2013 Australian Standard for Slip Resistance of Flooring Surfaces. What is an [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 February 1st, 2016|

Keep it clean! Cleaning best practices for resin flooring

When it comes to floor-care and cleaning, optimal procedures will vary depending on the particular resin and flooring environment.   Keeping ahead of floor-cleaning on a daily basis will ensure that the aesthetics of the area will be maintained, but more importantly the lifespan of your flooring will be increased and it will remain in-line [...]

2017-06-08T23:28:55+10:00 December 8th, 2015|