News Archive 2002

Sydney builder Selwyn Reed (centre) with the Smartsteel building frames.
29 Mar 02 Smartsteel a Clever New Building System
Sydney builder Selwyn Reed (centre) has developed builder-friendly Smartsteel building frames made from ZINCALUME® zinc/aluminium alloy-coated steel to conquer the residential home building industry and particularly project home builders. [Read more]
David Treloar of Bendigo-based Gary Clark Plumbing with GRAB STICK®, a magnetic tool to clamp insulating paper to steel battens even when the wind reaches levels that would normally put a stop to roofing work.
22 Feb 02 GRAB STICK™ Makes Life a Breeze for Roofers
A simple Australian invention could transform the roofing industry by making steel roofing battens the preferred option for many contractors. Pictured is David Treloar of Bendigo based Gary Clark Plumbing, one of the first companies to convert to GRAB STICK™. [Read more]
The Outlook Pavilions home at Delfin Springfield Lakes Development south of Brisbane incorporates a range of energy efficiency principles and uses roofing made from COLORBOND® steel in the profile LYSGAHT CUSTOM ORB®, flooring made from LYSAGHT QUIKA-FLOOR® and fencing made from LYSAGHT MINISCREEN®
18 Feb 02 New Outlook on Housing and Energy Savings
Energy smart design principles on display at the new Delfin Springfield Lakes Development south of Brisbane offer savings of up to 80 percent on a typical electricity bill. [Read more]
These homes located in Chancellor Street, Sunshine Coast, uses roofing and walling made from COLORBOND® steel.
14 Feb 02 Dream Street Evokes Images of Yesteryear
A Queensland architect is creating his dream community by returning the streets to the people and offering the quality living of yesteryear at an affordable price. The new Chancellor Street project is now under construction adjacent to the University of the Sunshine Coast about one hour's drive north of Brisbane. [Read more]
Light Duty Working Platform system from Stoddart Building Products, provides fascia and gutter installers with a safe, efficient and ergonomically friendly working environment designed to prevent injuries due to falls from heights.
07 Feb 02 Award Winning Safety Platform
A lightweight work platform developed to protect tradespeople from being injured on residential building sites has won two major awards for its contribution to occupational health and safety. [Read more]
Parliament House in Darwin uses quench & tempered steels for structural elements
31 Jan 02 High Strength Steels - Cost or Economy?
In a time of ever increasing cost consciousness, there is a growing need to consider whole of project costs when specifying materials. High strength quenched and tempered (Q&T) steels illustrate how the up-front cost of materials can be more than offset by other factors. [Read more]
Taiwan's manufacturer, GW Machinery, uses quench and tempered steel to manufacture their truck mounted cranes.
30 Jan 02 Special Australian Steel Gives Taiwanese Cranes The Edge
A recent export success for Bisalloy Steels serves to illustrate how the engineering benefits of quenched and tempered (Q&T) steels can, in the right application, be turned into tangible and substantial market benefits. [Read more]
Several fast food stores in Sydney are erecting erecting awnings made from APS Versiclad, which combine an exterior of profiled COLORBOND® steel in colour Dune®, with a polystyrene insulation core and a clean, white, stucco embossed steel ceiling face
25 Jan 02 Fast Food for the Outdoors
An Australian sandwich panel specialist is producing an innovative roofing product that has caught the interest of fast food outlets. Two fast food chains have installed awnings at their outlets around Sydney using Spacemaker 1000 composite roof panels made by APS Versiclad. [Read more]
Fencing made from COLORBOND® steel
14 Jan 02 Steel Fencing Gains Ground In Family Market
One of Melbourne's largest and most successful urban developments is highlighting a growing homebuyer preference for steel fencing. Fencing made from COLORBOND® prepainted steel is gaining ground due to its durability and low maintenance when compared to fencing made from alternative materials. [Read more]
There's more to selecting a grade of steel than simply saying 250 grade.
14 Jan 02 What those grade names really mean
There's more to selecting a grade of steel than simply using the short form such as "250" or "Grade 250", there are important detail differences covered by these general headings. [Read more]