Elermore Vale Redevelopment, near Newcastle, roofing and garage doors made from COLORBOND® steel

Elermore Vale Redevelopment, near Newcastle, roofing and garage doors made from COLORBOND® steel

Steel Shines in Building Awards

16 January 2003

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.

Rainwater tanks made from AQUAPLATE® steel recycle water for the garden, laundry and the toilet. The development also features roofing and garage doors made from COLORBOND® steel in the colours Woodland Grey® and Manor Red®.

ZINCALUME® steel has been used to create feature walls in the units and is part of the energy efficient design approach to provide maximum winter sun and summer sun protection for the redevelopment. The units were built by Analogic Construct at Wallsend.

The Newcastle Master Builders Excellence in Building Awards 2002 are recognised as the peak building industry awards in Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Port Stephens. Steel roofing features on more than half of the 26 major award winning projects in the Newcastle Master Builders 2002 Excellence in Building Awards.

Newcastle MBA President, Peter Millington, said the awards recognise outstanding skills, workmanship and high technical standards on residential, industrial and commercial projects.

"The judges this year carried out inspections on more than 80 projects and the winners exemplify the highest standards of worksmanship and technical standards this region has to offer," he said.

A merit award in the Energy Efficiency category also went to McKenzie Building and Construction for the new East Maitland Fire Station, a A$1.5 million cocoon shaped building also clad in COLORBOND® steel.

A sport and recreation facility on Milson Island in the Hawkesbury River also captured multiple awards, including Commercial Project of the Year for its builder, Parkwood Manufactured Homes.

The project featuring roofing and walling made from COLORBOND® steel in the colour Deep Ocean® also received awards for Commercial Project Under A$3 million and Environmentally Sustainable Development.

The A$1.3 million facility is comprised entirely of manufactured units, prefabricated off site by Parkwood Homes at West Gosford and transported to the island by barge, with all buildings constructed in just five days.

The specification of COLORBOND® steel for roofing and walling was also influenced by a requirement for the buildings to be resistant to fire, corrosion, termites and to be robust enough to be relocated or recycled with minimum effort.

The MBA judges commended Parkwood Homes on the innovation and design excellence evident in all aspects of the modular accommodation units.

For Further Information Contact:
Cynthia Phillips
Newcastle MBA
Ph: 02 4944 2922

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