Kennards Concrete Care supplied specialist equipment to a local Tamworth resident to help build a straw shed on his property.

While building a shed from straw is not an easy or common task, the process can get more complicated when the shed is being built in regional NSW where specialist equipment may not be available. Tamworth resident, Peter Sharpe received timely assistance from Kennards Hire Concrete Care.

According to Sharpe, the shed measures 9x12m and features straw bales laid in a running bond pattern, like brickwork, to form the walls. The straw bales are secured with tensioned wire to hold everything in place.

Three rendering coats of sand, lime and concrete mix were needed to bind the walls, requiring the use of specialist equipment. Sharpe contacted Kennards Hire Concrete Care’s National Product Manager, Konrad Stempniak for his advice.

Showcasing Kennards Hire’s expertise and focus on customer service, Stempniak thoroughly workshopped the project with Sharpe and suggested the Putzmeister Sp11 diesel grout mixer pump and mortar gun as the best fit for the job.

Sharpe travelled six hours to pick up the equipment from Kennards Hire Concrete Care in Artarmon, Sydney, where he was given a full tutorial on how to operate the grout pump and mortar gun properly.

When it was time to return the equipment to Artarmon, a Kennards Hire staff member met with Sharpe’s wife at a petrol station halfway between Tamworth and Sydney to save her driving the full six hours. Sharpe completely appreciated this level of customer service.

Kennards Hire Concrete Care carries a range of spraying nozzles and guns suitable for use with the diesel grout mixer pump (large), the 415v grout mixer pump and the 415v continuous mixer pump for spraying mortars, renders and concrete repair materials.