About Us

River Sands is a family-owned business that manufactures and markets a specialised range of products for the construction, sports turf, water treatment and underground mining industries. It commenced operations in 1974 as a sand producer and used this raw material to quickly diversify into manufacturing packaged concrete and mortars for the Trade and DIY market segments in the 1980’s. This pattern of diversification and product development has continued, and the business now provides approximately 2000 products under four brands with specific applications for use in
  • Architectural Concrete applications
  • Building facades and flooring finishes
  • Underground mining ground support and
  • Civil and Sports Turf throughout Australia.
Manufacture occurs on high-speed state-of-the-art equipment at our 6-hectare factory site in Brisbane, with a second factory in Townsville, catering to the needs of North Queensland. The business has maintained ISO 9001 certification since 1994 and operates a Cement Testing Laboratory at its factory site for quality assurance and new product development reasons.  

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Easy Mix

As befits the name, this range of packaged concrete, mortars, screeds, renders, cement and sands and gravels are formulated to enable tradesmen, builders and homeowners to complete small building projects in a fast, efficient and effective manner.

Easy Mix is sold exclusively through leading hardware, plumbing, timber and building supply specialists throughout Queensland and NSW.

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Concrete Colour Systems (CCS)

This market-leading division started in 1993 and includes a beautiful range of colours for new concrete - along with Flooring Systems for renovating existing concrete.

Vibrant Colours for New Concrete
A range of approximately 60 contemporary pigments supplied upon demand to Ready Mixed and Precast Concrete companies to create beautiful pathways, driveways, building facades, polished and honed concrete floors.

Systems for Renovating and Protecting Existing Concrete Floors - inside and outside
Specifiers and project owners can choose from wonderful flooring systems and coloured coatings to add value and pizzaz and protect old or grey concrete surfaces.

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Render Systems Australia (RSA)

RSA provides the highest quality wall render, textured coating and paint product solutions available to the construction market.

RSA manufacture and supplies pre-formulated wall renders, textured coatings and paint products for a variety of substrates including brick, block, polystyrene (EPS), AAC panels and blocks, AFS, Ritek, fibre cement sheeting and concrete walling, with deliveries and distributors available Australia wide.

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Applied Concrete Solutions (ACS)

Applied Concrete Solutions (ACS) specialises in the development and production of high-performance concretes, grouts, admixtures, and coatings for mining, civil construction, and engineering industries.

Our focus is on improving the application, life and performance properties of our products to not only meet specifications, but the ever increasing demands and safety requirements of the industries in which we operate.

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