News Archive 2006

Extensive damage from a severe hailstorm
11 Jul 06 Steel Against the Storm
In a country often tormented by extreme weather conditions including cyclones and severe hailstorms, Australian homeowners are turning to COLORBOND® steel to help protect their families and homes. [Read more]
Pergolas Plus Outdoor Living owners Julie and Ian Brooksby … one of their pergolas has got the pub talking
10 Jul 06 Pub Talk and Pergolas
When word of mouth generates a large part of your business, you can't beat people singing your praises at the local pub. Pergolas Plus Outdoor Living has that pub talk market largely on tap thanks to building the outdoor dining pergola at the Echuca Pub in rural Victoria. [Read more]
Technosteel Australia Directors Roy Adcock (left) and Geoff Cook … using steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel
10 Jul 06 Thinking Outside the Square
Technosteel Australia has helped hundreds of Australian owner builders achieve their dream homes over the past 15 years by thinking outside the square box. [Read more]
While the shed in front collapsed under Cyclone Larry's pressure, the Garage World built shed behind survived intact.
05 Jul 06 Steel Stands Firm Against Cyclone Larry
Few Australian steel shed and building suppliers can have witnessed their structures struck by 300km/hr cyclonic winds, and watched them come through with flying colours. [Read more]
Bayside Steel Structures' owner Malcolm Robertson outside the Woodchop Pavillion at Melbourne Showgrounds
30 Jun 06 Woodchop Pavilion Showcases Steel Expertise
A Victorian shed specialist is fast building a reputation for tackling major projects since successfully designing the Woodchop Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds. [Read more]
Stylewise Homes' General Manager Steve Crates uses COLORBOND® steel extensively for his company’s relocatable homes.
26 Jun 06 Quick Construction and Personal Service
Mention building a new home, and most people automatically think months, even years. But New South Wales company Stylewise Homes has eliminated lengthy construction periods so that most customers can enjoy their new home in only six to eight weeks. [Read more]
LYSAGHT® fencing made from COLORBOND® steel
22 Jun 06 Fencing Fashion Turns to Steel
Australian homeowners are turning to 'stylish steel' for their fencing needs, because of its ability to suit all types of garden and home, whether they be classic Australian or modern chic. [Read more]
Tony Withers outside one of his award winning homes.
09 Jun 06 Award Winning Homes with a Beach Resort Feel
A Coffs Harbour housing company specialising in beachside homes is fast building itself a reputation for award winning innovation. [Read more]
Boss Homes Managing Director, Ian Anderson outside a house designed by the Queensland company.
09 Jun 06 Homebuyers Love the Boss
It only takes a few minutes with Ian Anderson to realise how passionate he is about building homes. In fact, the managing director of multi-award-winning Queensland company Individual Boss Homes is so dedicated to the design and construction industry, he recently opened a training centre for aspiring builders called the Boss Institute. [Read more]
Ron Clarke and his original creations have become a tourist attraction along the Sturt Highway.
09 Jun 06 Creating Art with An Oxy-Torch
You won't find Ron Clarke's work hanging in trendy Sydney galleries or dotted among minimalist new age sculpture gardens. Instead, look for his unmistakable artworks as you pass through Australia's tiniest rural towns or spot them nestled above commercial buildings or even on clubhouse walls. [Read more]