Types of Stucco | Additions

Traditional ​Stucco

Gold Coast Stucco and Design uses the Imasco Traditional Stucco System. This is based on a simple design concept combining an improved Portland cement base (GreatWall) and one of several attractive finishes, colors, and textures for virtually any application. At the core of the Traditional Stucco System is GreatWallBasecoat. The result of exhaustive research and development, GreatWall combines reinforcing fibres and specialized admixtures in a factory blended and controlled premixed product. This helps to minimise or eliminate cracking in the basecoat.


  • Durable and Economical
  • 10 Year Extended Warranty
  • Protective to Elements
  • Water Resistant
  • Non-Combustible
  • Color Fast
  • Design Imagination/ Flexibility

The Rain-screen System

The rain Screen System is a complete approach to exterior wall performance engineered specifically for most forms of residential and commercial construction.

At the heart of the system is is a drainage cavity that allows moisture to drain out of the exterior wall. This cavity is fully vented top and bottom to allow maximum drying potential for any incidental residual moisture.


  • EPS cavity foam is adhered over air/moisture barrier which eliminated any additional penetrations into the wall system.
  • Deflects, drains and dries water
  • Comprehensive 10 year Rain Water Damage Protection Warranty
  • Provides structural integrity and crack resistance
  • EPS foam is mechanically fastened to the studs to absorb and dissipate movements
  • Installed only by certified applicators
  • Provides for architectural flexibility


Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are multi-layered exterior wall systems that are used on both commercial buildings and homes. They provide superior energy efficiency and offer much greater design flexibility than other cladding products. Gold Coast Stucco utilizes the IMASCO, STO and DRYVIT E.I.F.S. which feature 3 layers of protection; the inner layer; the drainage layer; and the outer layer.


    • Superior air and moisture control
    • Healthy exterior breathable walls
    • Aesthetic appeal
    • Crack resistance
    • Color choice
    • Design flexibility
    • Low maintenance
    • Noise resistance
    • High Impact Option

Things You Should Know About Stucco

Conventional stucco is a time-tested product that has been around for centuries. It consists of Portland cement, masonry cement, type S lime, water, and fibreglass. It is impact resistant, fire resistant, and impervious to termites and rot. Conventional stucco gets harder and more durable over time. While stucco is generally considered maintenance free, it does need to be sealed in many climates. Freezing temperatures can make it necessary to seal stucco to prevent water absorption that might freeze and expand causing cracks, scaling, and leaks.

It is important to use good quality exterior grade paint, like breathable paint, which will expand and contract with the masonry material. Stucco offers an almost maintenance-free exterior with unlimited design options.

Stucco has been known for its durability for many decades in North America. It is tough, long lasting, and provides a unique, highly desirable appearance.

Gold Coast Stucco & Design Limited utilizes all types of plastering and stucco, exterior finishing technology, including the RainScreen system. Click any of the links below for more information about these highly versatile systems.

​Additions - More Square Footage With A New Home Addition

Whether your Vancouver home is old or new, expanding with a new addition can help maximize your space and bring a healthy dose of extra room. However, building additions can be a tricky business, especially when considering all the licenses and permits needed. At Gold Coast Stucco and Design Limited, we'll handle every aspect of your new addition, including the paperwork.

For the addition itself, we pride ourselves on the innovative designs we provide. Using your input, we'll draw up detailed plans to make sure your new space fully lives up to your expectations. Gold Coast Stucco and Design Limited believes that spending time on your plans is the key to a successful addition build. Once we know exactly what you want with your new space, we'll be able to deliver it.

If you're like others in Vancouver that have tried going it on your own with a DIY home addition such as a garage, office, or covered patio, then you probably know how difficult the project can be. With Gold Coast Stucco and Design Limited by your side, we'll make short work of your new addition and have it ready to use in no time.

Don't struggle with a DIY addition – call the Gold Coast Stucco and Design Limited professionals at 604-957-9796.