PolyVoid Experience


The PolyVoid team consists of 3 partners, all of whom have covered every corner of Residential Concreting. Combined, they have over 60 years of experience in the industry.



Bob West (Managing Director)


Bob has many years' experience within the Residential Building industry. Starting out at Readymix Concrete, Bob had various roles including Branch and Technical Laboratory Management as well as fulfilling an Area Management role that covered all aspects of the business' sales and operations.


Bob moved on to manage EPS, a Waffle Pod Manufacturing and Sales company. EPS was one of the first manufacturers of the polystyrene waffle pod in QLD, and during his time with them, Bob pioneered the offer of a 'per square metre' rate for the supply of waffle pods, reinforcing and accessory products.


A number of years later, Bob made the move to OneSteel Reinforcing where he took on the role of QLD Housing Manager, which also doubled as the National Housing Team Leader and National Accounts Manager. Bob enjoyed 10 years with OneSteel before deciding it was time to apply all of his career experience into something innovative that he could call his own. Hence the creation of PolyVoid Pty Ltd.


Bob is all about relationships and supreme customer service. Bob is charged with taking the PolyVoid solution to residential builders and engineers offering significant value and a genuine solution.



Brett Rooney (Director)


Brett has been involved in the building and concreting industry for over 35 years.


He is currently the owner of Lock-up Concreting, a business that was established in 1997 and predominantly trades with the domestic housing sector.


Brett has worked for many years on developing the PolyVoid based suspended slab system together with one of the leading Residential Engineering firms on the East Coast of Australia. Brett's profound understanding of on-site concreting practises ensured that the design was practical in its application so that any change from current methods was minimised.


Given that Brett was one of the 'pioneers' of waffle-pod construction, he has a profound understanding of how the building market responds to changes of significance. Brett's input has therefore been instrumental in helping guide PolyVoid's activities in the introduction of our new system.



Jim Prior (Director)


Jim has 20 years of experience in the Residential Building Market.


Jim was the NSW Regional Manager for ARC (formerly Smorgon Steel and now owned by OneSteel) where he managed the NSW/ACT ARC Service Centre Network. Whilst Jim's role covered everything from OH&S to manufacturing and logistics, he was instrumental in the establishment of a highly regarded service offer for the Residential Home Building market in his Sales & Marketing capacity. During this time, Jim formed many strong relationships with builders, concretors and reinforcing resellers across the state, all of which whom he hopes to add to the current list of PolyVoid success stories.


Jim is now the Managing Director of Katana Foundations Pty Ltd, a recently formed business providing superior screw piling supply and installations across the eastern seaboard of Australia. Katana Foundations is taking the PolyVoid Slab System to its customers in all regions that experience reactive soils.