News Archive 2007

Steel frame made from TRUECORE® steel
09 Feb 07 Weight Loss to Help House Style
With many roofs across the country already being covered in COLORBOND® steel, the popularity of steel trusses and frames to support the roofs is now growing too, because it further reduces the overall weight of a roof allowing significant design benefits. [Read more]
Stephen Collier, winner of the 2006 Lysaght Research Scholarship
31 Jan 07 Scholarship Winner to Examine Urban Design
The winner of the 2006 Lysaght Research Scholarship will undertake a unique project designed to offer a new insight into the urban character and form of Sydney. [Read more]
Bruce Robertshaw, Managing Director of Northwest Shedmasters in Western Australia, winner of a 2.7 litre Toyota HiLux Workmate
31 Jan 07 Shedmaster Wins Workmate
It’s always good to have a new workmate join the team, especially when it’s a 2.7 litre Toyota HiLux Workmate, and you won it for working with COLORBOND® steel. [Read more]
Lyn Comer of G.E. Silos, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, manufactures grain and pellet silos for farmers from ZINCALUME® steel
23 Jan 07 Orders Pouring in for Larger Grain Silos
Victorian silo manufacturer G.E. Silos has expanded its workshop to cater for a growing demand for large grain silos. Based at Goornong 30 kilometres northeast of Bendigo, the Company manufactures about 170 pellet and grain silos a year from ZINCALUME® steel. [Read more]
Chris Fullerton (left) and Maurice Ngatoko from Coast and Country Water Tanks, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, rollform tanks from AQUAPLATE® steel.
23 Jan 07 Rainwater Tanks Bring Business Flooding In
A rapid rise in rainwater tank sales has allowed a New South Wales Central Coast company to reinvent its business in recent years. Family owned Coast and Country Water Tanks started as a roofing company more than 15 years ago, but more than doubled sales when it moved into rainwater tanks. [Read more]
Jim Xidis of Brentwood Trailers, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, with a low loader
23 Jan 07 Rush For Low Loaders Fuels Trailer Business
New South Wales low loader and heavy transport manufacturer Brentwood Trailers is experiencing unprecedented demand for its products throughout Australia and overseas. [Read more]
Adrian Zadro holds one of Austec Panel Systems' innovative PANELPHEN panels. Austec Panel Systems is a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program.
23 Jan 07 International Fire Rating for Austec Panel Systems
A revolutionary fire rated steel and foam panel suitable for roof and wall structures has gained international recognition for Sydney based building systems developer Austec Panel Systems. [Read more]
Leah Voigt from Meleah Kit Fabrications, a member of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program, outside a shed using the American barn design.
23 Jan 07 Steel Barns Offer Housing Solution
Victorian company Meleah Kit Fabrications is helping to create a niche housing market by selling kit sheds as homes. The sheds are made from COLORBOND® steel and come in an American or Mansard barn design, ranging from 9.5 to 30 metres in length. [Read more]
Fire Fabrication Services Directors Mike Iacovino (left) and Steve Macdonald. Fire Fabrication Services are members of the STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program
23 Jan 07 Sprinkler Pipes Fire Up New Business
South Australian company Fire Fabrication Services Pty Ltd has doubled in size in the last two years due to growing demand for commercial and industrial sprinkler systems. [Read more]
STEEL BY™ Brand Partnership Program members, Queensland Shed Markets' John Umstad builds kit homes made from COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
22 Jan 07 Steel Kit Homes Make Housing Dreams Real
A family run, Queensland business is tackling the housing affordability challenge head on with a range of inexpensive kit homes made from COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel. [Read more]