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Continuing the fine traditions of Picton Hopkins

The rich history of Picton Hopkins in the Australian plastering industry began in 1857 when four Welsh brothers, craftsmen in the art of masonry and plaster, set up their business in Melbourne. Operated as a family company for 5 generations, Picton Hopkins and Sons has become synonymous with product and service excellence with a unique focus on traditionally crafted architectural plaster features. As a loyal and respected customer of CSR Gyprock for over 60 years, when the decision was taken by the family in 2015 to move on from the business, a transfer of ownership to CSR Gyprock was the clear option for the future of the Picton Hopkins brand and customers.

An improved operation at Preston, VIC

Gyprock Solutions Picton Hopkins Preston Internal Specialists Servicing Greater Melbourne

The Preston store opened in 1974 and has maintained a strong focus on servicing the local area and beyond ever since – with a predominant focus on residential construction.

Now rebranded as Gyprock Solutions, the new store remains an Internal Lining Specialist outlet with an expanded product offer to suit both residential and commercial needs. Exclusive to the Preston site, the plaster moulding business remains a major part of the Gyprock Solutions product offer and we now have access to the complete Gyprock range of plasterboard, compounds, cornice, adhesives, tools and accessories. A wide range of associated building industry products is also stocked. Click on Suppliers for more details.

We have maintained the expertise of the team that has been developed over so many years so you can be assured of the same manufacturing excellence and friendly service that Picton Hopkins was renowned for.

The new store concept is designed for a superior customer shopping experience with an exciting showroom and drive through warehouse. The physical store is also supplemented by an online store and a wide choice of pick-up or delivery options for total customer convenience. See the full offer under Services.

CSR Gyprock is proud to remain associated with the Picton Hopkins brand and to be able to further improve this exceptional plasterboard market specialist business.

We encourage you to visit us at 138 Bell Street Preston VIC when you are in the area.

Gyprock endorsed Internal Lining Specialist storesGyprock Solutions is one of the many Gyprock endorsed Internal Lining Specialist outlets. Gyprock also operates a national chain of company owned, Gyprock Trade™ centres. For more information on ILS and Gyprock Trade outlets, visit