In 1999 I was fortunate to learn a little about mold making whilst visiting Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on a ski trip. When I returned home to Australia in 2000 I began making silicone rubber molds believing there was a need to provide Australians with a lightweight stone veneer just as I had seen in northern America. It was not too long before architects and designers began to specify the SMARTROCK products nationally on both commercial and residential projects.
SMARTROCK evolved its product range to suit the needs of our contemporary Eco designs. R values and thermal ratings are a significant consideration in our buildings today, SMARTROCK products enhance and support these requirements without inhibiting style and design. 2009 was the the time to expand our wet cast veneer range. We began to fashion Our Archi Stone tiles with the Bauhaus period in mind, maintaining a long life sustainable concrete wall cladding. Recently in 2013 I visited Europe and learned about the benefits and beauty of Terracotta wall cladding. I believe terracotta will be of great value in our future buildings here in Australia, Drew Smart