quiet revolution is occurring in the decorative
use of concrete. You have seen the new uses for
concrete in the shopping malls and commercial sites.
Shops now feature walls of concrete wall cladding
and attractive new style floors. Gone are the days
of plain old boring grey concrete. It has always
been our finest and strongest structural material,
now it is becoming a prima donna of style.
The many new uses have not gone unnoticed by our
architects and concrete is now finding many new
functions in our homes and gardens. Already concrete
is replacing laminates in the kitchen dressed up
in many new names. Mosaic table tops are starting
to appear as well as many faux stone wall cladding
to bring life to home feature walls.
Early adopters overseas are already in the process
of building up profitable businesses catering to
this new market. They have found that one of the
unexpected advantages is that this is one type of
business that can be started with a mass of enthusiasm,
hard work, low capital requirements and a garage.
In Australia concrete as a source of a second or
primary income has largely been centred on making
concrete garden ornaments for display and sale at
local markets and fairs. Many are making a very
welcome addition to their income by making latex
moulds and casting concrete gnomes and other garden
artifacts. The manufacturing costs are low with
a few cents of material yielding many dollars of
profit after simple additional decoration.
few have started adding pavers and stepping
stones and some of the new paver blocks and
and are doing very well. These new additions
to their market displays are attracting attention
as they are a distinct breakaway from the
traditional plain looking stepping stones
sold by garden centres.
Our aim as a company is to provide all tools
and instruction on how to manufacture and
market these new product types as we have
done for the past 25 years in the hobby ceramic
industry. We are experienced in what is required
to help beginners to set up a profitable small
business- which many choose to do from their
Unlike many overseas companies offering start up
packages costing up to $70,000 & over we continue
to offer the chance for a raw beginner to put a
low risk tentative toe in the water of business
opportunity, with low priced simple to understand
starter kits costing only a hundred dollars or so.
A good way of starting is to select a small project
from around the home and see if concrete as a low
cost base material lives up to your profit expectations.
Potential solid businesses can be grown by being
an early entrant into some aspect of this new field
of decorative concrete.
All these items can now be made at home using low
cost materials such as cement, sand and water and
a good repeat business can be built up by simply
displaying the finished products. No selling is
involved the actual products do your selling for
you. Many get involved through a DIY concrete project
around the home and find it so easy they use it
as a source of additional income through recommendations
are so many doing these jobs around the home
(1) It is a simple fun activity
(2) Tiles and faux stone can be made for a
fraction of the store price
(3) Custom colours and designs are completely
within your control
(4) Pride and satisfaction of doing it yourself
(5) Long lasting…..often 100 years plus
(6) Can be easily done by either men or women
(7) No special talent or experience is required
(8) It can be the beginning of a small but
very profitable home based business
We suggest the ideal way to start in the field of
decorative concrete is to purchase one of our kits.
They contain all the materials necessary except
the cement and sand which can be obtained locally
to save freight costs.
This is all very new and it is difficult to predict
what kits will ultimately be required as interest
grows. However the first kit released will be a
driveway and path stencil kit using the popular
brick pattern. Watch for kits as they are released
on our web site www.moulds4concrete.com.au
All moulds are made using natural stone as the original,
perfectly replicating the beauty of the natural
bush rock. Handcrafted stone can be made lighter,
much less expensively and are easier to install.
One of the bonuses is that using faux stone reduces
the depredation of our natural bush rock. Our handmade
stone products last and keep looking great for a