News Archive 2005

SmartLiving Demonstration Village
20 Jul 05 Smart Living
When it comes to sustainable development, steel has become the smart choice. For today's residential developer, 'smart living' means good business. One of the key components of smart living, and now an everyday consideration in the property community, is the focus on genuine and measurable sustainable development, a trend already being welcomed by developers and home buyers alike. [Read more]
Better Building Services, 'Harmony' home design
20 Jul 05 Building Better Homes
The impressive look and flexible design of roofing made from COLORBOND® steel has contributed to a third national award win for Canberra based building company, Better Building Services. It is the third National Master Builders Association win in four years for the family owned company established by Ivan and Isabella Juric in 1994. [Read more]
Brice Metals, General Manager Phil Badcock
10 Jun 05 New Premises Underline Brice Metals Growth
One of South Australia's largest steel distributors is riding a wave of demand for steel products. Steel distributor Brice Metals Australia, a member of the Southern Steel Group, supplies steel to a wide range of industries including automotive, building products, appliances, rural industries, air conditioning and office furniture. [Read more]
AQIS building at Perth Airport
08 Jun 05 ZINCALUME® steel Sends Architect to Japan
The bright lights of Tokyo, the culture of Kyoto and the experience of visiting the Benesse Art Site on the island of Naoshima have provided a new source of inspiration for architect Howard Puddy, who has recently returned from a trip to Japan, his prize from winning the 'What's behind every piece of ZINCALUME® steel' competition in March 2005. [Read more]
Craig Baker of Superior Steel Lattice in Albury, NSW.
02 Jun 05 Superior Steel Offers More Reliable Lattice Products
An Albury company that provides a steel alternative to traditional timber screening lattice and slatting says repeat business is proving that local customers are ready for change. [Read more]
SBS International founder and managing director Kevin Weeks.
02 Jun 05 South Australian Firm's An Industry Leader
South Australian based company SBS International has become the nation's largest supplier of steel building frames. [Read more]
George and Ann Soames from Soames Combined Services who manufactured and installed the unique four level lift for the two kilometre long Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory in south western Western Australia.
31 May 05 Underwater World Beckons for Disabled
A specially designed lift made by Perth based Soames Combined Services is enabling people with reduced mobility to enjoy a trip underwater to observe aquatic life in its natural environment. Soames Combined Services manufactured and installed the unique four level lift for the two kilometre long Busselton Jetty Underwater Observatory in south western Western Australia. [Read more]
Steel frame made from TRUECORE® steel
30 May 05 Steel Framers Seek Extra Capacity
The rising popularity of steel building frames in the Australian housing market, which has experienced a doubling of sales in ten years1, is prompting many roll formers and installers to invest in greater capacity and new facilities. [Read more]
Diana Szetu
25 May 05 No Glass Ceiling in Steel Roof
Diana Szetu is proving that a woman can successfully own, operate and expand her own steel roofing supplies business despite facing fierce competition in a strongly male dominated world. Diana has 25 years' experience in the field and owns and runs Complete Roof Supplies, based in Sydney's southern suburb of Carlton. [Read more]
The COLORBOND® steel stand at Designbuild 2003
23 May 05 HIA Home and Building Expo, Brisbane 26-29 May 2005
The HIA Home and Building Expo is on again this year, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Expo promises to showcase Australia's biggest collection of the latest housing trends, products, services and techniques. [Read more]