Does the system need experienced trades people to install it?

Yes, Unitex recommends that Uni-EIFS systems are only installed by an experienced Trades person. Unitex can arrange for a local recommended Trades person to quote and carry out the installation or Unitex also offers a plan and on site quoting service for the customer’s peace of mind. Unitex installation manuals and Guidelines are also available [...]

Does the system need experienced trades people to install it?2018-06-15T12:03:14+10:00

How do I know if the applicator has done it to the Unitex specifications?

The Unitex EIFS Technical manual and all instructions required is on the Unitex website, or please contact Unitex and our experienced Technical Sales Rep will check the purchase records and if needed will attend an onsite inspection.

How do I know if the applicator has done it to the Unitex specifications?2018-06-15T12:02:56+10:00

Is it warranted and how long will it last (is it maintenance free)?

Unitex has been manufacturing defect free EIFS products/systems for approximately 27 years defect free. Andrew Concannon, MD of Unitex states ‘because of this, we know Unitex EIFS systems are still ‘good as gold’ after 27 years. I know from my training in Europe 37 years ago that EIFS in Europe and America are now over [...]

Is it warranted and how long will it last (is it maintenance free)?2018-06-15T12:00:38+10:00

What if my building moves, and cracks – can it be repaired?

Yes, and Unitex will advise on best method of repair. Good building practice and regular installation of expansion joints around the perimeter will in general negate most minor frame movement issues.

What if my building moves, and cracks – can it be repaired?2018-06-15T12:00:07+10:00

What is the lead-time from order to delivery?

Orders within Victoria are generally filled and delivered within 48 hours. NSW and other states (including local Unitex Stockists) are generally within 5 working days.

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Can I render over painted brickwork?

Yes. If the paint is well bound and not flaking, peeling, bubbling etc. The recommended key coat is Unitex Polymer Render as it is a render designed to adhere to difficult substrates such as strongly adhering paint. As always, ensure the surface is dry, clean and free of oils, dust, dirt etc before applying. Test [...]

Can I render over painted brickwork?2018-06-15T11:56:08+10:00

How long after I apply a Unitex base coat render should I begin floating?

Drying times of renders varies enormously depending on weather, wind, the substrate being applied over and how thick the render is applied. There is therefore no simple answer to this question. After applying a small section of render to a wall, attempt floating as rapidly as possible before render dries. If the render sticks to [...]

How long after I apply a Unitex base coat render should I begin floating?2018-06-15T11:55:47+10:00

How many coats of Unitex render do I need to apply prior to applying Unitex texture?

This depends on the substrate. But you need to apply as many coats of render as needed to achieve a true and level and smooth sponged surface acceptable for the final surface applied finish and paint coats. Note: keying coats are generally 1 to 3 millimetres thick.  Build levelling coats are generally 5 to 10 [...]

How many coats of Unitex render do I need to apply prior to applying Unitex texture?2018-06-15T11:52:20+10:00

How long after I have applied the Unitex render base coat can I apply the Unitex texture?

A minimum of 72 hours between these coats in average dry temperatures, however this can be up to 7 days in cold, wet, and wintery conditions, and is obviously weather and render thickness dependant. Render will obviously take longer to dry the thicker it is applied, and the cooler the conditions. Unitex recommends a substrate [...]

How long after I have applied the Unitex render base coat can I apply the Unitex texture?2018-06-15T11:51:59+10:00

How long after I apply texture should I start to float it?

Drying times of texture varies enormously depending on weather, wind and the substrate being applied over. There is no simple answer to this question, except to say in most instances of broad wall application the ‘Finisher Applicator’ (2nd or 3rd Applicator) is following closely behind the ‘Texture Applicator’. Customers require a consistent uniform finish and [...]

How long after I apply texture should I start to float it?2018-06-15T11:51:36+10:00