Telling Caribbean was formed in 1996 following interest in improving mortars for plastering, Coral Rendering and restoration. After an analysis of sands available on the island, the St. Phillip Quarry, Barbados was selected as the most pure and appropriate grading.
Under a joint venture with Coral Block Limited, an agreement was reached for the recovery of Coral waste for conversion into sand for the production of quality mortars for plastering, masonry and screeding.
All Coral Render products are manufactured under consultation with a UK based ISO9002 approved manufacturer and conform to BS5262:1991.
In climates where extremes of heat, humidity and excessive salts occur an increasing awareness of the benefits of quality controlled, pre-bagged and polymer modified mortars has developed.
A variety of graded sands of selected colours create natural stone effect renders, through coloured finishes and light coloured backgrounds to receive paint finishes. Utilising locally available cements, Tellings have installed a manufacturing plant to supply 40Kg bags of polymer modified mortars to the construction industry.
Good products do not make good masons but in the Caribbean climate polymers provide the masons with slower setting plaster to achieve improved standards.
Pre-bagged products ensure a consistent quality of materials and save costs in labour, riddling sand, plant, site distribution and wastage. An accurate cost for specific thickness of material can be established. Expensive remedial measures are avoided and ‘slicking’ is almost totally unnecessary.
The products are specially blended for base renders, screeds, waterproofing, natural colour finishes and painting. Light coloured base materials reduce the painting requirement to a diluted sealer coat and one full coat.