Green Building

Green Building

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Many of our products carry GECA certification (Good Environmental Choice Australia) and so can be used for greenstar ratings on buildings, this increasing their value and desirability in our modern world

Green Building uses products and practices that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout a building's life cycle. This includes the building's design and orientation for energy efficiency, as well as the sustainability and green star rating of the materials and finishes used in construction and fit-out.  Attention is also given to reducing waste and pollution during construction as well as considering final disposal of the materials used. 

Many of the paints and finishes we sell automatically qualify for green start ratings because they are GECA certified or carry equivalent overseas green certification.

Sustainability and the type of world we create is all about who and what we support with our dollar.

The manufacturers of our products

We choose quality products that perform well because we want you to enjoy your experience and come back for more.

We purchase from companies who focus on making paints and finishes that are healthy for people and the planet. Purchasing products from these companies helps them to grow.


Rockcote

A medium sized Australian company with a whole-hearted commitment to green building and living. This can be seen in the many environmental awards they have won for their leadership in the field of environmentally friendly products and business practices.

Rockcote was one of the first Australian manufacturers to make a high quality zero VOC acrylic paint. Their Ecostyle paint is still one of the best on the market. More recently their development of clay and lime plasters reflects their ongoing desire to create products from natural and easily-renewable resources without harmful chemicals, toxins and additives.


Murobond logo

Another Australian manufacturer whose products and people we love. Murobond have been making people and planet friendly paints and finishes since their inception in 1988.
Murobond paints and finishes are sought after by top architects and designers because of their combination of  beauty and technological expertise. See them in our creative zone.


livos logo A German company making some of the best natural wood oils in the world. Their products have stood the test of time for nearly 40 years world-wide, and have been imported into Australia and used successfully on our local timbers for 20 plus years.
Livos have high integrity in their commitment to manufacturing environmentally responsible and people safe products made from natural ingredients.



Monocoat_logo

A Belgium company who make a range of unique single coat zero VOC oil finishes for timber floors, furniture and exteriors. Their products are gaining worldwide popularity for their ease of use and modern natural aesthetics.

Rubio Monocoat are a highly professional company with a worldwide distributorship and good technical backup.



Volvox_logo

A German brand of natural paints and wood finishes. Awarded the European Eco flower label of excellence for the combination of environmental sensitivity, performance and beautiful aesthetics of their products.

We love all the Volvox products we have tried.


 
Lantec_logo

An Australian company making environmentally friendly products from lanolin, citrus oil and other natural ingredients. Their lanolin based timber finishes for decks, walkways and bridge timbers are easy to maintain and suitable for both home and heavy industry and marine use.




Solacoat

An Australian-made range of heat reflective coatings that have been independently tested, and certified by Ecospecifier to perform as specified. Their products are distrubuted worldwide and have won Silver and Gold awards in the international GAIA awards 2008.



 
TollChem_logo

An Australian manufacturer of high performance floor coating products. We've developed a special relationship with their chemist Stephan. He visits Painted Earth on his surfing trips to Byron ! 

Stephan has worked with us to developed low VOC floor finishes that meet our requirements for high performing, people friendly products. We now package these products under own on Painted Earth label.


 
Zinsser_logo

An international company making specialised primers and industrial coatings. A leader in the field of developing water based zero VOC specialty primers.  We carry their Zinsser Smart Prime and BONZ that adhere well to difficult surfaces and block stains. 

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