Mesh Coatings

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            Specialist applicators of waterproof membranes and cladding systems

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About us

Mesh Coatings Ltd has been operating since April 2010. We are a locally owned and operated business and pride ourselves on solving problems by creating practical quality solutions.

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Our aim is to be the leading applicator of external membrane and cladding systems throughout Wellington; to be respected by professionals as leaders in our field.

We first started out with 4 employees and currently have 30 as we have experienced rapid growth over the last 6 years. We initially worked within the residential side of the construction business, but now the focus has moved to commercial work.

At Mesh Coatings we aim to be an employer of choice within our industry and do this by providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where all staff are treated with respect. We believe in paying all staff competitive rates, provide new vehicles and encourage our staff to take pride in what they do and in Mesh. As employers we will always support our staff in whatever way we can. A number of our employees are also Licensed Building Practitioners

We provide regular on the job training and encourage and support apprentices in both sides of our business. Apprentices are provided on-site training but are also supported with their bookwork. We also choose to pay above minimum wage for our apprentices so they are supported financial while completing their study.

Health and Safety is a huge priority for Mesh Coatings. We ensure all new staff are inducted, provided with the correct PPE and Training. We hold weekly toolbox meetings to ensure all H&S issues are communicated up and down the company structure. We have active Working at Height Polices and are proud to say we have a drug free workforce as we conduct annual health monitoring and random drug testing.

Our core values:

- Quality workmanship

- Professional relationships with clients to deliver results-Integrity

- Expert knowledge of products and application


Our services

We provide expert application of external cladding and membrane systems to residential and commercial properties requiring weather-tight solutions throughout the Wellington region. By providing a full range of products and services, we are able to provide and project manage work to the full external envelope of a building. This saves the client time and hassle (by avoiding multiple subcontractors).

External Cladding / Plastering:

Mesh are registered applicators of all Rockcote (Resene Construction Systems) and Sto Systems. We can provide a comprehensive range of plastering services, from external plaster cladding systems to the refurbishment of existing and heritage buildings as well as traditional sand and cement plaster systems. Our cladding systems work in conjunction with our membrane systems to provide a weather-tight exterior on any building from repairs and refurbishments to renovations or large scale commercial work. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality exterior finishes to meet our clients needs.

Waterproof Membrane:

Mesh are registered applicators of all Equus and Ardex products. The membrane division encompasses waterproof membranes to balconies, roofs and underground tanking systems. As Mesh has grown, so has the diversity of the systems we install. As well as torch applied membranes for insulated and acoustic roof systems, we also provide services in flooring systems, liquid applied membranes, butynol and TPO's. We also complete metal roofing and associated flashing systems that work in conjunction with our plaster systems to provide a total solution to the envelope of a building.


Our team



Alastair Mooney - Director

Alastair is a Quantity Surveyor by profession, and entrepreneur at heart. He has been in the Cladding and Membrane industry in various roles for the last 20 years, and started Mesh Coatings from the garage of his home.

Alastair methodically grew Mesh Coatings into the company it is today; he prides himself on being solution focused, and will always find a way to solve even the most difficult weathertight issue. When he isn’t working on tendering and pricing, Alastair is working on business management; he is driven to take Mesh Coatings into the being the leading applicator of external cladding and membrane systems in the Wellington region.

In his spare time, you will find Alastair on the Squash court, in the garden or spending time with his young family.



Hayley Barns - Contracts Manager, Membranes

Hayley is a Quantity Surveyor by profession but joined Mesh Coatings in a more practical contract management role.

Hayley brings a wealth of construction knowledge to Mesh and because of her QS background, takes a very thorough and planned approach to contract management. In conjunction with Kane, Hayley provides clear leadership on all contracts so that the Membrane division runs like a well-oiled efficient machine.

In her spare time, you’ll find Hayley and her family in the great outdoors participating in Motorcross, Caravaning or bike riding.



Glenn ‘Goober’ Smith - Contracts Manager, Plastering

Goober was one of the original Mesh Coatings employees and worked as a Foreman in the Plastering division, until he stepped up to the challenge of the Contracts Manager role when the position was created.

Goober prides himself on delivering quality workmanship, on time and to the customers satisfaction.

In his personal time, Goober is heavily involved in many community activities, as well as spending time at Lake Ferry with his family.


9Kane Gush – Technical Manager, Membranes

Kane started with Mesh Coatings as a torch-on membrane applicator and moved into the Technical Manager role when the position was created. 

Working as Hayley’s 2IC, Kane is responsible for all of the technical, onsite issues in the Membrane division. As an expert in his field, he also spends time training and troubleshooting. You will still also find Kane on the end of a torch when things are busy.

Kane provides steady and calm leadership in the membrane division, and when not working is a Dad to baby Rex.



Anna Baumgren – Office Manager

Anna started with Mesh on a part time basis working in accounts. As Mesh grew, so did her role so she now oversees the accounting side of the business, along with managing all administration, HR and Health and Safety issues and what she calls “all the bits in-between’.

Anna has a real passion for making Mesh a place where our staff are supported and engaged. Anna’s other passion in life is her young family.



James Liu – Quantity Surveyor

James joined Mesh Coatings Ltd as a cadet on completion of his Quantity Surveying Diploma. He came from a business management background, and decided to retrain later in life to take a change of direction in his career. James works closely with Alastair on measuring and tendering for work.

James brings a very methodical approach to his work and has enjoyed expanding his knowledge on all things cladding and membranes.

When work gets busy, James has also been known to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in on site, which has provided him with a unique view on how the systems he measures and quotes for, are practically applied.



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