PRODUCT INFO

 

Cementitious walling with African flaire

From enhancing exterior brickwork into a rustic finish (ie: bagwashing), to special mix smooth interior walls, to simulated off-shutter concrete with cast bolts African Earth provides the opportunity to express a unique style through customising cement to create feature walling.

Our expertise spans a range as diverse as the imagination, and sees them able to create interior wall finishes with decorative borders, uniquely different shower enclosures, exterior house finishes and a variety of unusual brush-applied techniques.

African Earth's coatings can be brushed on, plastered on, sprayed on, or rolled and sponged on, and all can be applied to both internal and external walls. Highly durable and weather proof, the coatings can be used in bathrooms and kitchens alike, as special wall features above fireplaces, and in conjunction with an inlay of pebble, mosaic, rough stones, tiles or any other material of your choice.

Concrete has evolved into a truly flexible material, and African Earth's expertise fully exploits the material's versatility. The company also seals their walls for added protection against discoloration and aging, and provides on-site supervision and advice on colour, finish, texture and detail.

HISTORY

 

Dino Andreucci

Dino Andreucci has been in the wall and floor finishes field since 1978. In 1978 Dino worked at Gamma Zenith where he learned and mastered the skill of applying acrylic coatings, becoming one of the most knowledgeable persons in this industry.

In 1981 he joined Architectural Coatings, a Durban based company who imported wall coatings from Italy. This is where Dino found his passion and expertise in the wall coating industry.

In 1983 he ventured into his own company where he started with the application business applying paint, wall coatings, water proofing and joint sealants.

With vast knowledge of products and endless skills, some 18 years ago Dino widened his horizons and went into cement based finishing products. Starting off after being head hunted to take on a contract with Dulux, and being instrumental in the developing and launching of the Dulux Durashield product. As soon as this contract ended he went back to doing what he knows best, "the wall finishes field".

The cement based products clearly became his passion and opened African Earth Coloured Plasters and Floors doors in 2003 which steadily climbed the ranks of one of the best application companies of cementitious products. Many thousands of square metres of screeded floors and various cement wall finishes have since then been applied. Also our workmanship has been viewed around the country in the Top Billing TV program.

Dino's artistic abilities became innovations of various basins, baths, kitchen counter tops, basins with built in vanities, shelving, working surfaces at braai areas, fire place mantel pieces and many more other innovations are presently being tried and perfected.

Recently at a lodge type house on a farm in the Kalahari, normal cement plaster was applied onto the structure before the final finishes, and pre-coloured scratched plaster was applied to exterior walls. In total between the interior and exterior wall surfaces, some 4,800m2 was covered on this contract and 700m2 of floor surfaces were done, all in cement based products.

Recently Dino branched out applying insulated plasters using Perlite, Polystyrene Beads or Vermiculite.

Most of the team members are skilled and have been with African Earth CPF for over 15 years. Our working areas have been widely spread across most provinces in South Africa.