|Drywall Domination: Improving Your Interior Walls and Ceilings||08/05/2017|
|Choose Your Drywall Based on Your Room's Purpose||23/03/2017|
|Drywall Sanding and Plastering: Getting the Right Finish||22/12/2016|
|New Rod-less Caulking Gun||04/10/2016|
|New LED Worklight range||29/08/2016|
|TallMuddaTM - New Loading Pump||12/08/2016|
|Join Starmix Hoses For Extra Length||06/05/2016|
|New Trade Tuff Auto Tools Brochure||29/04/2016|
|Intex at the 2016 BuildLink Conference||14/04/2016|
|Death to Dust - TAKE NO RISKS!||01/04/2016|
|Ban the Broom - Silica Dust||29/02/2016|
|Why Flex? Why GE5R?||29/02/2016|
|ZipDoor - Contain That Dust||29/02/2016|
|Maurerfruend - New Render Tool Range||12/01/2016|
|Full Circle - New Air Series||12/01/2016|
|New Discount Structure||12/01/2016|
|New Flex Vario||01/08/2009|
Builders and property owners once gave drywall ‘the cold shoulder’. The construction material was not recognised, several decades ago, as an ideal replacement to plaster. When World War II came, however, drywall became a viable option because plastering was labour intensive. With labour shortage and war costs, builders used the inexpensive material more and more – and they soon discovered its many benefits.
The name implies that the material is ‘dry’, but in reality, it is not. Drywall is made of gympsum, a mineral which contains a large amount of water in crystalline form. This is why the construction material appears dry. The crystalline water molecules also enable the material to provide fire protection for your home and other buildings.
How does its fire protection capability work? When temperatures rise, the crystalline water destabilises and vaporises as the crystalline water reaches boiling point. This keeps the drywall cool, thereby providing protection to the structure behind it.
Choosing Your Drywall
Drywall does not only afford protection, it also meets a variety of applications because it comes in different types. For example, you can install sound board drywall for rooms in which noise is a problem. Made of viscoelastic polymers, sound board drywall turns noise energy to heat energy.
Another example is the flexible drywall, which is suitable for areas with tight curves or arches.
If you are building an eco-friendly property, you will find drywall sheets made of grass, straw and wheat. You can also look for EcoRock, a sustainable drywall that is recyclable and made from industrial by-products, such as fly ash and kiln dust, among others.
We know choosing the right drywall equipment is equally important to ensuring a high-quality finish to your walls and ceilings. We offer a range of tools and brands to meet your installation requirements.
At Intex, we make drywalling easy – and beautiful spaces, affordable. Email or call us today.
A perfectly finished drywall creates lightweight, yet durable walls, offering superior fire resistance. Drywalls can also be designed to create unique architectural features, such as arches, eaves and niches, or applied to columns and conceal beams.
Drywalls are easy to install and repair. Throughout the years, it has since replaced the traditional plastered walls and became the favoured construction material for home interiors; it is now the industry standard for new homes around the world.
Drywalls reduce installation time, but to get the best quality finish, careful techniques should be carried out. Whether you are doing DIY home improvements or a professional drywall installer, getting the right finish is crucial to achieving the best results.
Taping and Plastering
When installed, drywall panels need to be taped to prevent them from shifting and cracking. Drywall panels are flexible, and can move as a result of temperature changes and slight movements to the building’s frame.
Drywall tape bonds adjacent sheets and supports the structure. This keeps the panels together and allows you to apply plaster or joint compound, also called ‘mud’, to the surface of the drywall. The mud removes imperfections and hides the joints of the drywall panels, leaving a perfectly smooth wall. This gives the illusion of the wall being one continuous, solid piece.
Use Intex plastering tools to get an even application of plaster. We also offer automatic taping tools for easy taping.
Once your joint compound is dry, you will need to sand the area to smoothen the wall. Our sanding tools allow you to remove any imperfections. Our Giraffe sanders have a long neck, allowing you to sand walls without the need for ladders or scaffolding. Our Okapi sanders are great for smaller, harder to reach, areas.
Sanding your drywall also prepares the surface for painting. This makes it easier for the paint to adhere and achieve a smooth, finished look.
A quality finish is achievable if the right steps are taken and the right tools are used. For more information about our drywall tools, contact Intex today.
Innovative new design of caulking gun with no drive rod
Instead of having a solid drive rod which protrudes out the back of the gun, this innovative design uses flexible steel strapping to compress the cartridge.
When retracting the plunger to add/remove a cartridge, simply slide the top black knob towards the front of the gun, which returns the plunger to the back of the gun.
Brand new portable LED worklight range coming soon
Back pain from bending over? Intex new TallMuddaTM will sort that
Standing at 800mm high, the TallMuddaTM loading pump eliminates the need to bend over when loading your tools. Work smarter, not harder.
You know how sometimes you really need a longer vacuum hose? Starmix has the easy solution.
Starmix new hose cuffs can be inter-connected to make one long hose. Just borrow a hose from another Starmix machine you have, and join them up.
Do keep in mind that distances greater than 10 meters result in a loss of suction. This is negligible with fine light dust, but may become more obvious with heavier materials.
View the hose and accessory range here
As Auto Taping Tools become more required in the industry, Intex is picking up the pace to supply the market.
Manufactured in Canada, with superior engineering and proven performance these tools set you up for an excellent finish with less fatigue.
With the full range of tools to take you from taping to finishing, nothing should hold you back once you are set up with the Intex Trade Tuff Auto Taping Tools.
Download the new brochure here
Or email us for more information
Whether on a building site, in business premises or homes - drilling, milling, grinding, sawing and sanding often create very high dust emissions
Without the relevant protective measures, the smallest of dust particles are breathed in. In the worst cases, these penetrate into the lung tissue, the alveoli, where they cause severe damage.
THE IDEAL SOLUTION:
Timely avoidance of dust development through use of the highly efficient...... read more
Silica dust - do you know how dangerous it is, do you know how much it is around
"Construction work can produce silica dust. Exposure to silica dust is dangerous and can cause serious lung disease. Remove silica dust from a worksite, or control any exposure to ensure worker safety." (Worksafe.co.nz)
Silica is a naturally forming substance, found in concrete, bricks, cement board an other construction products. The dust is released when the materials are disturbed through cutting, grinding, breaking etc.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are required to remove and contain this dust when vacuuming this dust away.
Download full WorkSafe fact sheet here.
Do you have the right equipment to keep yourself and your team safe? If not, we are here to help.
Starmix Dust Extractors have been designed to work with fine abrasive dust including concrete and plaster, especially the ISCARD series.
Couple these with the HEPA filter set 419190 and you are ready for Silica dust!!
Check our the ISCARD range, then contact a retailer to purchase
(are you a retailer? contact us for your pricing)
Good questions, here's the answers
Why Flex. Last week, when speaking with Tony Hutchins a drywall contractor of Tauranga, I asked him what system he used for sanding.
As seen in the image, the close edge sanding head has a section of the brush skirt removed, allowing the sanding disc to get right into two sided internal corners.
Here's the deal - You are doing a good job repainting a house or office. You take the doors off to spray/roll them. While they are drying, you continue work in rooms with no doors. Sanding dust and overspray drift out the empty door way ... through the rest of the building... and you know the rest.
Clean up time vary's, as does the clients response :).
Intex are currently working with quality German tool maker Maurerfreund (pronounced "may-a-frund') on a new range of render tools.
This 160 year old company fits in well as a supplier of Intex, having the motto of “Quality, not quantity“ and the focus of producing long lasting trowels.
We are selecting key items from this extensive product list to complete our render tool range including h-screeds, skimming trowels, plastic floats, and feather edges...
If you do have a specific product you would want/like us to source, let us know
Update - 12/09/2016
This product is moving through the final stages of testing now and soon to be released to the NZ market.
No corners are cut on the production of these tools, engineered to the highest standards they will perform beyond expectation.
Key components of these trowels are the handles - and Intex is pleased to announce that we will be offering three high quality handle types: cork, leather, and rubber.
Most everyone would have heard of or seen the Full CircleⒸ R360HUB - the round hand sander that doesn't flip or scratch and is up to 3 times faster than conventional hand sanders -
Well, this it still had one problem - DUST. And because of its speed and size, it put off more dust than the average hand sander. Full CircleⒸ and the entire drywall industry is becoming more aware of the hazards of dust, not to mention the extra work it causes.
So, Full CircleⒸ have merged the effectiveness of the R360HUB with the benefit of vacuum sanding to create a fast, effective, AND dustless hand sander - the Air Series
This series is still in development but by what we can see so far it's going to be good
With it light weight and 98% dust collection, it will once again revolutionize the market.
Release dates are not yet known, but look out for more updates on these items from Intex
Update - 07/03/2016
This system is nearly ready to launch. Today we have received packing and pricing information from the manufacturuer
The kit includes
Over the last few months, our customer support team has been developing a brand new discount structure, which we are really excited about.
The focus of this new system is to give you control over your discounts, with flexibility of overall discount groups and individual product group discounts.
For example, you may attain to a 'Group 2' discount through overall spend, but as you purchase a lot of hand tools, you get a greater discount on the 'Hand Tools' product group - just what you needed.
We can't tell you everything yet because it is still in final stages of development, but what we can say is your discount will be based on previous quarter spend, and of course, bigger spend = bigger discount.
(By the way - 'quarter' refers to the month groups Jan - March, April - June, July - Sept, Oct - Dec)
We are releasing the full system in the second quarter this year and are very positive about it - knowing it will enable you to purchase what you need at the right price.
We will be selecting a number of stores to trial this system, but if you are interested, let us know and we will see what we can do