News Archive 2011

24 Oct 11 An all-star cast for the MBA Top 50 Builders Luncheon
A busy agenda at the Top 50 Builders Luncheon provided plenty of current news on industry issues as well as the presentation to the winners of the Building Degree Graduate of the Year Awards. [Read more]
Not only does a fence made from COLORBOND® steel look great, it’s also low maintenance and only requires a low level of cleaning.
15 Sep 11 A Fence For All Seasons
The latest design trend to emerge is one of sobriety which, in response to the GFC, is focussed on a calm, serene and classic colour palette. In line with this trend of clean, pared down colours, using fencing made from COLORBOND® steel in a neutral colour palette can give an instant facelift to any outdoor entertaining area and can be enjoyed all year round no matter what the season. [Read more]
BlueScope Steel has been awarded the Insurance Council of Australia's 2011 Resilience Award for Durable Housing for an innovative house design to endure Australia's extreme weather conditions.The winner entry consists of two storey modules separated by a screened breezeway offering a covered external living space.
05 May 11 BlueScope Steel Wins Insurance Council of Australia Resilience Award for Durable House
BlueScope Steel has been awarded the Insurance Council of Australia's 2011 Resilience Award for Durable Housing for an innovative house design to endure Australia's extreme weather conditions. [Read more]
Early John Lysaght Delivery Wagon
12 Apr 11 Major Milestone for LYSAGHT® Brand
One of Australia's longest established and most respected brands is celebrating its 90th anniversary as a local manufacturer. Lysaght, a name associated with the building industry for over 150 years, imported corrugated iron sheeting for many years before opening its first Australian manufacturing plant in Newcastle. [Read more]
LYSAGHT FENCE VIEW™
11 Apr 11 LYSAGHT® Steel Fencing: See it First With FENCE VIEW™
LYSAGHT FENCE VIEW™ is the new online way to visualise how a quality LYSAGHT® fence made from COLORBOND® steel will look in your backyard. Quick and simple to use, it generates an on-screen garden you can customise, complete with a choice of ground covers and plant types. [Read more]
ZINCALUME® steel is a durable, strong roof cladding with superior corrosion resistance.
22 Feb 11 The history of ZINCALUME® steel
When BlueScope Steel (then John Lysaght Australia) launched ZINCALUME® steel in 1976, the product created an unprecedented revolution in Australian metal roofing and the building market as a whole. [Read more]
Winners of the Rawson Homes and COLORBOND® steel competition to win $15,000 in prizes. L-R: Peter Rawson, Rawson Homes; Thomas Snashel, competition winner; Michelle Snashel, competition winner; Lawrie Rawson, Rawson Homes; Sibella Court, Interior stylist; Ken Clark, BlueScope Steel.
17 Feb 11 Local couple steels the competition to win top prize
Thomas and Michelle Snashel of Marrickville have been announced as the winners of the Rawson Homes and COLORBOND® steel competition to win $15,000 in prizes including a three hour consultation with top interior stylist Sibella Court. [Read more]
Jason Chambers (right) receiving his prize from BlueScope Steel's Garth Weston
17 Feb 11 Adelaide architect awarded $20,000 for 'Cool Idea'
Jason Chambers from DesignInc, Adelaide, has been awarded the winner of BlueScope Steel's 'Cool Ideas' competition, netting himself a cash prize of $20,000. [Read more]
The Centre of Excellence in Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology in Wollongong are monitoring the chemical processes which underpin the durability of the paints employed in the COLORBOND® steel range of products.
10 Feb 11 University of Wollongong and BlueScope Steel open new research centre
On Thursday 25 November 2010, the University of Wollongong and BlueScope Steel officially opened the Wollongong node of the Centre of Excellence in Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology following an invitation from the Australian Research Council Centre to open the centre. [Read more]