A visit to the Concreate show house in Fourways, Johannesburg, gives building industry professionals as well as homeowners the chance to see for themselves the many different ways in which concrete can be used and finished. The show house was established in September last year as an interactive hub that showcases applications of a number of concrete and concrete-related products as well as offering design, production, treatment and finishing services using these products. Training courses are also in the pipeline, to extend the skilled use of the different products. Johan van Staden is the hands-on creative manager at Concreate. He has worked with the various products and systems on show and knows how and where they can be put to best use.