News Archive 2003

Home Owner, Eric Batten at Blaxton Ridge Sydney, says that the use of COLORBOND® steel for roofing, gutter and fascias and the structural house frames made from ZINCALUME® steel made his house fire resistant when bushfires swept through Blaxton Ridge, Kurrajong
28 Jan 03 Steel Defies Bushfires' Double Jeopardy
Standing amidst tree trunks still blackened from the 2001 bushfires, Eric Batten, pictured with his dog, Breeze, credits the choice of fire resistant building materials with twice saving his home from bushfires. [Read more]
Boomerang Fighters
23 Jan 03 Unusual Alchemy Gives Birth to a Steel Industry - Section 2
Even more remarkable achievements lay just over the horizon, as Australia's steel companies did their bit for the war effort. [Read more]
Hoskins Kembla Works in 1928
23 Jan 03 Unusual Alchemy Gives Birth to a Steel Industry
Australia's steel industry has its origins in an unusual reversal of the ancient art of alchemy. Its founders made their fortunes not in the pursuit of gold and silver, as they all in some way hoped they might, but in the making of iron and steel. [Read more]
The Brookwater Design Studio, Brookwater, Queensland has roofing and walling made from COLORBOND® steel.
22 Jan 03 Steel Continues to Inspire by Design
Architectural sophistication, attention to detail and an exotic blend of steel and other building materials are hallmarks of homes designed by leading Queensland builder B.V. McKenzie Building. [Read more]
SBS International steel building frames being fabricated at Raymond Terrace
17 Jan 03 New Steel Solutions for Hunter Homes
Tried and proven SBS International steel building frames are now being fabricated at Raymond Terrace in NSW to meet the growing demand in the Hunter region for steel framing in residential and commercial construction. [Read more]
Elermore Vale Redevelopment, near Newcastle, roofing and garage doors made from COLORBOND® steel
16 Jan 03 Steel Shines in Building Awards
A five unit redevelopment at Elermore Vale, near Newcastle, features roofing made from COLORBOND® steel. The redevelopment captured awards in the Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards 2002 for Medium Density Developments Under A$3 million and the judges' award for Energy Efficiency. [Read more]
AQUAPLATE® steel for Water Tanks help save water
02 Jan 03 Rainwater Tank Rebates Save Water And Cut Bills
The New South Wales and Victorian governments announcement of rebates of up to A$500 for installing a backyard rainwater tank are the latest in a growing series of 'water wise' initiatives around Australia to conserve water as drought conditions worsen. [Read more]