VPBS Bendigo and Westside News

Knauf Introduces MastaLine Box Ready

At Knauf Australia we understand that tradesmen love their mechanical jointing tools. However, compounds almost always need to be diluted to the right consistency before they can be used with popular tools such as tapers and boxes. 

That’s why Knauf Australia developed new Box Ready MastaLine – the first all-purpose jointing compound for jointing tools that does not require water to be added before use, making it perfect for high-rise projects or on sites where water access is limited.

Box Ready MastaLine is a premixed all-purpose compound that can be applied through mechanical jointing tools straight from the bucket. The consistency is perfect and no mixing is required, saving you time!

Box Ready Mastaline can be used interchangeably with the standard MastaLine, and in all phases of jointing, coating trim & fasteners and final coating.



No access to water needed
Premixed and ready to use with mechanical tools
Perfect drying time, allowing thin edges when feathering
Light in colour when applied, dries to a white finish
Can be sanded by hand or electric sanders for a professional finish
Non-hazardous (according to Safe Work Australia criteria)

Bendigo Store

Open Oct 2019

We are excited to announce we have now opened a new business in Bendigo: Victorian Plaster and Building Products Bendigo at 6 Adam St., Golden Square, VIC 3555. With this business, we are hoping to bring to the Bendigo market our years of experience and combine this with a strong local team to lift the service level in this market.


Our local team of Troy, Wayne and Peter will only be too happy to assist in any way they can with your plasterboard and associated product needs.

Westside Store

Open Feb 2020

We are equally excited to announce we have taken the opportunity to open a new business in the western suburbs of Melbourne: Victorian Plaster and Building Products Westside at 41 Calarco Drive, Derrimut, VIC 3030. This business formerly traded as PlastaMasta Westside before we purchased it.


We look forward to expanding our offer into the west of Melbourne and our local team of Danny, Chris and Cam will only be too happy to assist in any way they can with your plasterboard and associated product needs.

Introducing Trevor Robins

Trevor joined our team in February 2020 and brings many years of experience in the plastering industry. He has worked in the trade for 33 years, doing a combination of Domestic and Commercial plastering, Supervising, Estimating, Technical support, Product training and Fire and Acoustic testing.

As the Southern Region Technical Manager at Knauf Plasterboard, he oversaw the technical relationship between the manufacturer and contractors for 12 years. We are excited to have the benefit of Trevor’s years of experience and technical knowledge on our team.

Introducing Christina Gu

Christina Gu has joined our team recently after moving to Melbourne from Sydney. Christina is a Chinese national in Australia on a post-education working Visa. She completed an MBA in Sydney prior to working for Hume Building Products in Sydney. Christina is an enthusiastic sales professional learning about the building industry. We are excited to have her as part of our sales team.

Introducing Rikki Shaw

Rikki joined our team in 2020 and brings a wealth of technical sales experience to the role. Originally from New Zealand, Rikki has worked within the drywall industry for over 15 years and is experienced in all aspects of plasterboard installation.

Specialising in metal products and systems, Rikki previously worked at Knauf Metal where he assisted architects, builders and installers with design and technical support on projects ranging from small residential builds to large-scale commercial developments.

Rikki brings a unique perspective to the role and adds another layer of specialised experience to our sales team.

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