Walls.

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Make more of your walls with coloured concrete.

Turn your precast or tilt slab walls into a design feature with PeterFell coloured concrete.

The PeterFell System is used to add flair to concrete walls throughout New Zealand. And because it’s concrete, you can be confident knowing that the colour will last for generations.

Use the design tool to create the wall you want.

coloured concrete samples in Peter Fell showroom.

Follow these five steps to create your perfect space.

The PeterFell System is the proven way to colour and protect your concrete.

There are five basic steps that take you through design, colour, texture, patterns, and protection. So you can create the space you want and know it’s going to last.

Step one. Design.

We love concrete – but to ensure a great result it should be only part of the bigger picture.

When in comes to walls, people often limit themselves to making all the panels the same size. While there’s nothing wrong with this, why not mix things up a bit and create a wall that’s both functional and unique.

Step two. Colours.

bike leaning against coloured concrete wall

You don’t need to follow any rules or trends when it comes to choosing colour for your walls. While grey tones tend to be quite neutral, you can also mix things up with bold, vibrant colours.

With over 80 colours available, there is plenty of colour choice for your patio or courtyard. The iron oxides used to colour the concrete are completely UV stable and are mixed all the way through the concrete – the colour is permanent. As concrete is a natural product, adding the colour takes on a natural patina, or mottliness, which characteristic of a true coloured concrete floor, and makes each patio unique.

It’s important, however, that you see real concrete samples before you make your final selection. Don’t pick your colours from the screen, as colours will look different on every screen you view it on. Visit our showroom or order a colour sample.

Handy hints:

  • For areas with good sun, too light a colour can result in excessive glare.
  • Darker colours can be used to draw attention to feature walls.
  • You don’t need to be bold! The Charcoal range offer a number of simple colour options that will never go out of fashion.

Step three. Texture.

Texture, like colour, has a big impact on the overall look and feel of your wall.

Do you want concrete walls that are smooth and formal, rugged and rustic, or something creative in between? Talk to your contractor about the effect you aim to achieve.

With concrete walls, textures are created by:

  • The form or mould – this can be absolutely anything, from rough sawn timber to custom silicon moulding to vinyl wallpaper to whatever.
  • The open face, (except cast in situ) is generally finished as per normal concrete.
  • Treat either of the above with exposed, honing, etching, sand-blasting.
textured concrete walls in Dunedin Countdown.
Hotel with red coloured concrete walls

Step four. Patterns.

Generally, no cuts are needed in concrete walls. For tilt slab and precast walls, however, the gap between the panels serves as the movement joint, which is why they are usually filled with flexible sealant.

You can use a PeterFell Colour that matches the colour of the concrete to create a seamless look, or try a different colour altogether to add a dramatic contrast.

Please be aware however that for cast in-situ walls, you’ll need to include expansive joints to allow for movement. We recommend that you discuss this with your engineer.

Step five. Protection.

Sealing concrete prevents staining and makes it easy to clean.

All concrete surfaces should be sealed. A sealer protects the concrete from staining and marking, making it easy to clean and maintain. To maintain a natural texture and finish, a penetrating sealer that does not form a coating on the surface is a popular choice for sealing your concrete wall.

Ready to start creating your own perfect space?

Frequently asked questions.

Design.

Why should I use Peter Fell Ltd?

Peter Fell Ltd has an established reputation for producing exceptional coloured concrete environments, primarily, but not exclusively, stunning coloured concrete floors. The company has gained the position of market leader through a culture of quality in all aspects of business – we source only the best materials, and our fully trained staff provide full support throughout any project. Learn more about Peter Fell Ltd or the PeterFell System.

Will the concrete crack?

As concrete hardens, excess water evaporates causing the concrete to shrink, and so cracks can occur. This issue is well understood and through the proper use of jointing, proper site preparation, and good concrete practice the risk is significantly reduced. For information on cracking click here.

Colour.

How is the concrete coloured?

Peter Fell Ltd use only Bayferrox oxides – the world leader in oxide manufacture and quality, to colour the concrete. These oxides are mixed through the concrete to ensure the colour remains for the life of the floor.

Will the colour fade?

No- The PeterFell System uses an integral colour method – the colour is mixed throughout the concrete. This results in the permanent colouring of the concrete, it is not a surface coating and subsequently will not chip off or wear away. The oxide is completely UV stable and will not fade.

Texture.

What textures and finishes are available?

There are a huge range of concrete textures ad finishes available, each of which will influence the concrete colour and overall appearance of the floor. The textures can be imparted from a mould or applied later by altering the surface. Click here to download an overview of textures for walls.

Patterns.

Do I have to cut the walls?

Generally, no cuts are needed in concrete walls. For tilt slab and precast walls, however, the gap between the panels serves as the movement joint, which is why they are usually filled with flexible sealant.

Protection.

Do I have to seal the wall?

Sealing concrete prevents staining and makes it easy to clean. To maintain a natural texture and finish, a penetrating sealer that does not form a coating on the surface is a popular choice for sealing your concrete wall.