Christmas Slowdown 2023
This year, our operations will be minimised over the Christmas/New Year period, as of Saturday 23rd December 2023, and ending on the evening of Sunday 7th January 2024. Please note, a lean team will be available for urgent matters during this period.
Master Builders Solutions & Bluey Technologies now part of Cinven
As of 2nd May 2023, Master Builders Solutions & Bluey Technologies in Australia and New Zealand, are now part of Cinven. ANZ customers who purchase any of our products will continue to buy from the same business as before. It means our customers can rely on us with the same points of contact, same product names and the best technical and commercial support.
MasterFiber 143: The New Alternative to Traditional Steel Mesh Reinforcement
Providing an alternative to traditional steel mesh reinforcement, has been sought after by concretes and shotcrete nozzlemen worldwide for more than 50 years. The answer, luckily has come in the form of fibres.
Say “Yellow” to the new MasterFinish 380 Surface Retarder – Now in Yellow
MasterFinish 380 from Master Builders Solutions has been re-formulated with a high-visibility yellow pigment dye, making it easy to see when sprayed onto any colour of freshly placed of concrete – including mixes containing black oxide pigment.
How to Apply MasterFinish 380
MasterFinish 380 from Master Builders Solutions is a surface retarder that is applied to freshly placed concrete to achieve an architectural pleasant look exposed aggregate finish. But how does it work?
Using MasterSuna RCT 323 recycled aggregate in new concrete
Master Builders Solutions, together with one of its valued customers in Western Australia, decided to conduct a full-scale trial encompassing the entire process from start to finish, including treating the returned concrete and introducing the treated material back into a fresh concrete mix as a partial coarse and fine aggregate replacement at a range of percentages of total aggregate. The trial demonstrated how treated material was reintroduced, as well as the cost savings associated with purchasing aggregates, haulage and dumping.
From Strength to Strength – MasterBrace Gives Bridges A New Lease On Life
Recognising that it’s not always possible, practical or affordable to completely replace a bridge, Master Builders Solutions offers a number of highly effective and more affordable options for reinforcing and strengthening existing bridges – effectively extending their service life by increasing their load-carrying capacity.
Controlling the Slump and Hydration of Concrete in Hot Weather
Master Builder Solutions has developed a range of specialist admixtures to help you get the most from your concrete in hot conditions. These innovative products exhibit a number of benefits to combat the challenges of hot weather concreting and shotcreting, depending on the mix being used and type of application.
Hot Weather Concreting - Ensure A High-Quality Concrete Finish, Every Time
Anyone who has ever worked with concrete will tell you, placing and finishing in hot, dry conditions can be a major challenge. The combination of high temperatures, winds and low humidity can increase the rate of evaporation of moisture from the fresh concrete – accelerating the rate of cement hydration. This, in turn, can lead to a number of significant problems with concrete placement and finishing, including plastic shrinkage cracking, increased permeability, a reduction in final strength, and a sub-standard slab.
Rock Bolting Solutions for Every Underground Environment
No two underground construction projects are the same. Geotechnical conditions vary considerably across a project, which can result in a range of construction methods being utilised across a single project. With that in mind, it’s also clear that when it comes to anchoring grouts, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. That’s why Master Builders Solutions has developed a specialist range of innovative, high-performance anchoring solutions to suit every type of project in ground conditions.
MasterRoc RBA 380 – The Innovative Anchoring Alternative to Traditional Rock Bolt Grouting
In mining, the deeper the excavation, the greater the geotechnical challenges. As the depth increases, so do the rock stresses affecting the strata.
Ensuring the stability of the strata is of paramount importance – not only in protecting the personnel but also the mine itself.
MasterRoc RBA 380 – Rapid Results without Compromising Safety
When it comes to mining and underground construction, safety is paramount – especially when it comes to the stability of the strata. Ensuring the stability of the strata is a critical factor in protecting both the personnel and the mine itself.
Rock Bolt Grouting in Just 5 Minutes with MasterRoc RBA 380
By choosing the MasterRoc RBA 380, contractors are now able to continue excavating safely almost instantly.
Rain Damaged Surfaces
When concrete is pumped or finished in the rain, the after effects can often lead to a series of failures which can cause structures to become weakened and even dangerous over time.
White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation
It’s startling to think that in 2022, one-in-four women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. On top of that, 60% of working Australian women are currently experiencing violence from their partner.
At Master Builders Solutions Australia we have the means to do something about these statistics. Therefore, we are taking the first steps to become a White Ribbon Workplace Accredited company.
Eliminating Surface voids in Off-Form Concrete
All to often, concrete voids are the result of entrapped air bubbles which have failed to rise to the surface of a slab or formwork. The voids can significantly weaken a concrete structure, so it is important to prevent or repair these issues before they escalate.
Adding 50 Years of Service Life to Victoria’s Lerderderg Bridge
Located between Melbourne and Ballart, the Lerderderg Bridge is a key piece of Victorian infrastructure, consisting of two bridges, totalling four lanes of traffic. As part of the Major Highway Upgrade Project by the Department of Transport (VicRoads), a range of Master Builders Solutions products were specified to increase the load-carrying capacity and extend the design life of the bridge by more than 50 years.
Hardening and Sealing Concrete Surfaces
Treating concrete with a high quality liquid hardener not only creates greater surface density but also provides increased durability, resistance to abrasion and penetration by oil or grease.
Master Builders Solutions can help you achieve these results.
How to Repair Three of the Most Common Forms of Concrete Damage
We always look to repair concrete first rather than replace an entire asset or a partial piece of infrastructure. This article discusses three of the most common reasons and methods to repair damaged concrete.
MasterSuna RCT 323
Retutned concrete recycling made easy
Industry Events 2022/2023
The key industry events allow us to connect with one another, sharing knowledge and experiences in face-to-face and online environments.
Victoria Admixture Contacts
Western Australia Admixture Contacts
South Australia Admixture Contacts
Queensland Admixture Contacts
NSW Admixture Contacts
Returned Concrete Recycling – How To Use MasterSuna RCT 323
MasterSuna RCT 323, is a single product admixture that allows ready-mixed concrete producers to develop a returned concrete solution that eliminates the need for onsite concrete crushing and disposal into landfills.
Utilising Seven Unique Master Builders Solutions Products To Repair Brisbane’s City Beach Boardwalk
Boardwalks are high trafficable public areas, so it’s important that their strength, durability and aesthetics are maintained over time.
O’Connor Kelly and Master Builders Solutions recently completed a 7 million-dollar refurbishment project at the City Beach Boardwalk which runs along the Brisbane River.
Returned Concrete Recycling, Made Easy
MasterSuna RCT 323 is a new admixture which allows ready-mixed concrete producers to convert returned fresh concrete into a usable material suitable for use in a range of applications including road base and construction backfill – quickly, efficiently, and perhaps most importantly, without the need for any additional specialist equipment.
Returned Concrete Recycling – Closing the Loop On A Significant Waste Stream
MasterSuna RCT 323 is a new product that provides fast, efficient and extremely easy-to-use recycling solution for returned ready-mixed concrete waste.
Industry Farewell - Warren Mahoney
After 37 years in the civil and mining industries, our colleague and good friend, Warren Mahoney has retired. We sat down with Warren to discuss the his experiences both with Master Builders Solutions & the broader industry. He also gives some advice for up-and-comers working in the civil and mining industry.
New, Dedicated Technical Data Sheet Webpage
You can now see all Master Builders Solutions Technical Data Sheets in one, easy to find location.