News Archive 2006

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]
BlueScope Lysaght fence made from COLORBOND® steel
27 Jul 06 Adaptable by Nature
Homeowners looking for modern, versatile fencing products to suit their homes will be impressed by the adaptability of fencing made from COLORBOND® steel, which offers great scope for creating a design solution for home styles and landscape designs. [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]
Rainwater goods made from COLORBOND® steel
21 Jul 06 Gutter Thinking
BlueScope Steel spends more time and effort researching and testing gutters, fascia and downpipes than you might imagine. Across Australia, over 18,000 COLORBOND® steel testing panels are regularly monitored to ensure the quality and longevity of the company's rainwater goods. [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]
Extensive damage from a severe hailstorm
11 Jul 06 Steel Against the Storm
In a country often tormented by extreme weather conditions including cyclones and severe hailstorms, Australian homeowners are turning to COLORBOND® steel to help protect their families and homes. [Read more]