Success Stories Archive

Bundaberg Tank Makers owner Kevin Beveridge uses AQUAPLATE® steel to build rainwater tanks
21 Aug 06 Bundy Goes Well with Water
Rum might run through Bundaberg's veins, but locals want more water. Home to the iconic Bundaberg Rum factory, the city is one of Queensland's property hotspots, attracting retirees and young families from southern states with cheap land not connected to the mains water supply. [Read more]
Andrew Fowler from Aus-Truss specialises in providing lightweight building and roof frames made from 1.2mm grade TRUECORE® steel.
28 Jul 06 Steel Frames with Grunt
Business is booming for New South Wales Southern Highlands based company Aus-Truss as engineers begin to appreciate the cost effectiveness of lightweight steel frames. [Read more]
Agpoint National Sales Manager John Thompson with some of the farm tools his company produces using more than 2000 tonnes of XLERPLATE® steel coil plate and XLERCOIL® steel a year.
21 Jul 06 Aussie Invention Fast Tracks Farming
A patented locking system for farm machinery is revolutionising the way Australian farmers plant and manage their crops. Invented by South Australian based Agpoint Australia, the system speeds up weeding and planting processes by enabling farmers to swap machinery attachments , like points and sweeps, in minutes rather than hours. [Read more]
Austin Swain with a striking Pivot Homes’ project that uses COLORBOND® steel.
21 Jul 06 Personalised Service Offers Customers More
Bigger isn't always better, according to Austin Swain of Pivot Homes. The Managing Director of the award winning Geelong design and building company believes Pivot Homes' small size and select group of well trained staff is the key to its success. [Read more]
F & M Fabricators owner Fanos Tanos, whose company makes flashing for commercial projects using COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel
20 Jul 06 New Technology Faster Service
Queensland's F & M Fabricators has been using the latest technology to speed delivery of flashing made from COLORBOND® steel for commercial building projects in Brisbane. [Read more]
Pinus Sawmills’ owner Doug Reid. Since his company began stocking fencing products made from COLORBOND® steel, sales have increased dramatically.
19 Jul 06 Steel Fencing Pushes New Boundaries
The devastating Canberra bushfires of January 2003 have generated a huge demand for steel fencing in the Australian Capital Territory. [Read more]
Dial-a-Shed’s owner Alan Knewstubb. The company creates sheds made from COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
19 Jul 06 Sheds that Put Smiles on Dials
You can dial a pizza, dial a cleaner, dial a dog wash, but have you ever thought to Dial-a-Shed? If not, think again. Furniture removal trucks are carrying them across the country to an eager army of home handymen. [Read more]
Illawarra Steel Frame Homes Managing Director David Sheehy, holding a piece of TRUECORE® steel
13 Jul 06 Demand for Steel Framed Houses Rises in the Illawarra
The current softening of the New South Wales residential building market has seen a steady rise in interest in steel framing, according to David Sheehy, Managing Director of Illawarra Steel Frame 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]