News Archive 2006

Wearplate being manufactured at Cutting Edges Equipment Parts Pty Ltd’s Sydney plant
21 Dec 06 Cutting Edges Equipment Parts Thrives Under Local Ownership
A year after acquiring Cutting Edges from its UK based owner, Delta plc, former Managing Director Richard Andrews, now owner and CEO is showing that the company has the "right stuff" to succeed as an Australian manufacturer operating in a global market. [Read more]
Ian and Dean Pickering
06 Dec 06 COLORBOND® steel Classic
Former Marketing Manager for COLORBOND® steel, Ian Pickering, shares his story about the launch of a national icon. Having worked at BlueScope Steel, then John Lysaght Australia, from 1965 until 1973, Ian witnessed first hand the birth of COLORBOND® steel and its evolution to become the iconic Australian brand it is today. [Read more]
Roofing made from COLORBOND® steel
29 Nov 06 Steel Against the Storm
With the northern regions of Australia heading into storm season, many Queenslanders are turning to steel roofs to protect their homes against extreme weather, according to the Metal Roofing Industry Association of Queensland (MRIAQ). [Read more]
Framing made from TRUECORE® steel
27 Nov 06 Hunter Builder Named No.1
Maitland based builder, McDonald Jones Homes, has been named number one in the Hunter Region in a recent survey by Reed Construction Data. [Read more]
Serenity Homes' display home 'Soudai' constructed using a house frame made from TRUECORE® steel
16 Nov 06 Steel Success for Award Winning South Australian Builders
South Australian builders Serenity Homes and Cavalier Homes Adelaide have scooped a series of important industry awards with the help of steel house frames, which have given the builders new design options and long term durability. [Read more]
COLORBOND® steel roofing provides resistance to the harsh environment of Broome while also providing sustainability.
Facing some of the most extreme weather Australia can produce, the town of Broome in Western Australia's remote North West demonstrates possibly the most extensive and complete use of COLORBOND® steel in the country. [Read more]
Roof Fixer
06 Nov 06 New Courses to Boost Skilled Labour in Perth
To help overcome the current shortages in skilled labour, BlueScope Steel in partnership with Swan TAFE, Trustek, Dale Alcock Homes and the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company, are offering a Pre Apprenticeship in Roof Plumbing at Swan TAFE. [Read more]
Steel framing made from TRUECORE® steel
25 Oct 06 Switching to Steel in South Australia
The popularity of steel house framing continues to grow across South Australia, with Hamra Homes being the latest convert to BlueScope Steel's blue coloured TRUECORE® steel, which it will now use for the framing of all its buildings. [Read more]
The E-VENT™ system is made entirely from COLORBOND® steel
12 Oct 06 Cool Running - No Moving
The impressive list of building products made from COLORBOND® steel continues to grow with the introduction of E-VENT™, the first seamless residential roof ventilation system requiring no moving parts. [Read more]
Better Home’s award winning display home, The Horizon. Located at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills, New South Wales
27 Sep 06 New Flexible Features with COLORBOND® steel
Roofing made from COLORBOND® steel is becoming increasingly popular within the building trade due to its design flexibility and compatibility with other materials. [Read more]