For over fifty years, COLORBOND® steel has been a popular choice from roofs and walls to fences, sheds and garages. BlueScope has and continues to play a large role in the Australian construction industry, representing a beacon of innovation with their range of products. We’re proud to be partnered with this industry giant and excited to share our five favourite things about COLORBOND® steel.

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1. Tested in Australia for Australian homes

Australia has one of the most diverse, challenging climates in the world.

BlueScope assesses their steel at outdoor locations around Australia with vigorous testing for outdoor exposure, corrosion, durability, and application (how it can be used to build, and how well it can be used with other construction products). COLORBOND® steel has five layers! With a steel base, metallic coating, pre-treatment, primer, and then a topcoat, you know you’re getting something tried, tested, and durable. COLORBOND® steel products can be used to comply with building standards for even the most severe bushfire ratings, and they even have products for different environments for all of you coast-dwellers!

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2. More Colours Than You Can Poke a Stick At!

We’re all about self-expression here at Express Living Homes, and what better way to express yourself than with the colour palette of your new home? Let your neighbours know exactly who you are with a choice of 22 standard colours and 5 available in a matt finish. Are you fresh, timeless Surfmist®, or strong, solid Basalt®? The choice is yours!

The COLORBOND® steel colour swatches and images shown above have been reproduced to represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions and limitations of the printing process may affect colour tones.

3. Energy Efficiency

Remember those colours we were talking about? All of the colours (except Night Sky®) feature Thermatech* solar reflectance technology which can help reduce your dependence on your air-con and the heat stress on your roof. 1 Plus, being lightweight, COLORBOND® steel is easy to transport which also cuts down on costs usually associated with moving products to site. That’s not all though; all COLORBOND® steel contains recycled materials and the steel in COLORBOND® steel is 100% recyclable!

*Thermatech® solar reflectance technology is not available in Night Sky®, XHI or non-standard colours, and is not available in COLORBOND® Stainless steel, COLORBOND® Metallic steel, COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel or COLORBOND® Permagard® steel. Results will depend on roof colour, level and location of insulation, type and location of building shape and function.

4. Worry-free Warranty

Made and backed by BlueScope, there are a variety of warranties* available for your COLORBOND® steel products for eligible applicants. Your Express Living Home automatically grants you a lifetime structural warranty too. Worried you have to jump through hoops to maintain your COLORBOND® steel for warranty? Don’t! COLORBOND® steel applications that are naturally washed by rainwater (your roof) don’t usually need to be regularly washed but regular washing will enhance the appearance and service life of the product.! Easy, right?

* Warranty subject to exclusions, application and eligibility criteria. For full terms and conditions and to determine the eligibility of your building for the warranty visit bluescopesteel.com.au/warranties or call BlueScope on 1800 702 764.

5. So… Many… Uses!

Think COLORBOND® steel is just for roofs? Think again! There are so many ways to use COLORBOND® steel in your home. How about the awesome cladding on the Vista Blue townhouses we built for PEET’s Shorehaven Estate? Maybe you’re good with your hands and want to craft a feature piece for your alfresco? Or maybe you want a shed to match your new Basalt® roof? But don’t let us tell you how to do it – you can use COLORBOND® steel any number of ways – express yourself.

Image source: Vista Blue by Peet

*COLORBOND®, Thermatech®, BlueScope and ® colour names are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. ™colour names are trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved.

Published: May 23, 2019
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