Norglass Paints and Specialty Finishes






It doesn't get any better than this!

Norglass had the privilege of its products being chosen to provide the ultimate finish and protection for the State Coach ‘Diamond Jubilee’, completed in Sydney last year by coach builder Jim Frecklington.

10 Norglass products were used on Diamond Jubilee. All gold leaf work (including Royal Coats of Arms and insignias) was sealed with Weatherfast Marine Varnish.


Constructed Sydney, Australia 2005 – 2008
Builder Jim Frecklington OAM (Manly, Sydney)
Coach Aluminium body on steel frame
Chassis Perch made of 22 laminations spotted gum
Wheels Aircraft grade aluminium
Straps 25mm leather with internal webbing (hand sewn)
Lamps Gold plated, crystal, from Edinburgh Crystal
Door handles Gold plated, encrusted – 24 diamonds, 130 sapphires (x2) by Mike Baker, New Zealand jeweller and Les’ brother
Interior Panels 60+ timber inlays spanning thousands of years of history including world’s oldest piece of workable timber. NZ Kauri 140,000 years.
Gilding Approx 10,000 sheets of 23.5 carat gold leaf, applied by Paula Church – BA (Hons).
Heraldic Artwork Paula Church – Botanical Artist
Windows Power operated
Suspension Hydaulics and straps
Power Supply 12 volt batteries
Heating Diesel turbine
Norglass Protection 10 products used for ultimate performance

Posted Monday July 13, 2009    Tags: ,