COLORBOND® steel meets The Block

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BlueScope & The Block

COLORBOND® steel's participation in The Block has been made possible by the generous support of our partners. We have also teamed up with The Block architect, Julian Brenchley and former Block contestants Kyal and Kara, who have chosen COLORBOND® steel to use in their own homes.
BlueScope's TRUECORE® steel house framing and ZINC Hi-TEN® roofing has also been used extensively in the build. To find out more, please follow the links.

ZINC HI-TEN® - Roofing

Apex Building Products

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Apex Building Products is an all-Australian roll former operating out of four states, that sells steel products directly to the trade and public. Apex provided the ZINC HI-TEN® steel roofing used on The Block, this was used to provide a clean contemporary twist on the five houses relocated from across Melbourne, whilst still maintaining a period aesthetic.

The aerial photographs showcase the full effect of this design choice. Thank-you to the team at Apex Building Products for your wonderful service and helping get this season’s Block off to a cracking start.

To find out more, please check out their website

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COLORBOND® steel - Flashing

Bayside Flashing & Ventilations


Bayside Flashing & Ventilations Pty Ltd has been offering sheet metal services in Victoria since 1986. They are no stranger to working on The Block, having supplied rainwater goods and accessories on five previous seasons. They are a family business still owned and operated by their founding director. In addition to rainwater goods, flashings and custom sheet metal work, via sister company, Metal Cladding Systems Pty Ltd.,  their fabrication offering includes architectural roof and wall panel products.

Bayside Flashing and Ventilations supplied custom flashing solutions for each of the old houses this season, and ridge capping on the extensions. Thank you Bayside Flashing & Ventilations – you’ve delivered a beautiful job.

To find out more, please check out their website


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TRUECORE® steel - House Framing

Dynamic Steel Frame

House Framing
Dynamic Steel Frame

Using TRUECORE® steel, Dynamic Steel Frame manufactures Light Gauge Steel framing systems for use in residential and commercial structures. Building with TRUECORE® steel, Dynamic Steel Frame are able to offer house framing that is 100% termite proof. With its high strength-to-weight ratio allowing for long spans, steel framing allows you to make use of available space with innovative design, large open living areas and non-conventional rooflines. And, whether you live in a bushfire zone or not, it’s reassuring to know that TRUECORE® steel is also non-combustible, and may significantly reduce the amount of flammable material in a home.

If you would like to see more examples of what Dynamic Steel Frame have been working on – check out the gallery page on their website.  You will see everything from single storey homes to townhouses and multi-storey.

Thanks to Dynamic Steel Frame, The Block 2017 contestants are getting hands-on experience with the future of construction using steel frames supplied by Dynamic Steel Frame. 

To find out more, please check out their website


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COLORBOND® steel - Fencing



Lysaght’s history can be traced back to 1857 when a 25 year old Irishman, John Lysaght, started exporting corrugated iron sheeting to Australia under the trademark ‘Orb’. And now, more than 150 years later, Lysaght offers a wide range of products - from roofing and walling, and gutters and downpipes, to purlins, fences, structural formwork and home improvement products. Among their brand names are many familiar ones – like CUSTOM ORB®, KLIP-LOK® and BONDEK®. There’s a great timeline about their history in Australia on their website as well. 

Lysaght provided The Block 2017 contestants with COLORBOND® steel Monument® Fences. There were 85 x Miniscreen® Monument® panels installed to give the fencing, the benefits of COLORBOND® steel in a contemporary-looking finish.

To find out more, please check out their website


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COLORBOND® steel Matt

The new COLORBOND® steel Matt finish has been achieved using BlueScope's innovative Matt paint technology, creating a softer, more subtle look. It is available in a range of COLORBOND® steel's popular colours – Monument®, Basalt®, Surfmist®, Dune® and Shale Grey™ for roofing, walling, gutters, fascia and downpipes.

COLORBOND® steel Matt provides you with even more opportunities to realise your design vision.


COLORBOND® steel - Walling, Roofing and Guttering

Revolution Roofing

Walling, Roofing and Guttering
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Headquartered in Adelaide and with a sister location in Perth, Revolution Roofing has been servicing the steel industry with COLORBOND® steel since 2009.  

Offering roof sheeting, wall cladding, fencing, sheet metal, flashing, downpipes, heritage style material and more, their profiles include True Oak® and Maxline®. True Oak® offers a deep, 21mm corrugation style, and Maxline®, named after renowned South Australian Architect, Max Pritchard, has been designed to ‘add drama and style’ with its clean lines. It has also been used by Max Pritchard in a number of award-winning residential designs. You can view a great gallery of Revolution Roofing's material in action on their website HERE

Revolution Roofing has been a key player in our engagement with The Block 2017, supplying roofing and walling in COLORBOND® steel Matt. In addition to this, they also provided the impressive COLORBOND® steel Monument Matt gutters in 200mm half round with RevBig external brackets and 90mm downpipes.

Thank you, Revolution Roofing – you’ve delivered a wonderful job.

To find out more, please check out their website

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COLORBOND® steel - Garage Doors

B&D Garage Doors

Garage Doors
B&D garage doors

B&D first pioneered Roll-A-Door technology over 60 years ago, and has been a leader in the garage door industry ever since. There’s a lovely history of innovation at B&D Garage Doors on their website HERE, as well as lots of information about their products, colour and design options, buying a door, and service and repairs.

It’s thanks to our partnership with B&D that BlueScope Steel could provide The Block 2017 contestants with Panelift Icon garage doors in Seville profile in the colour Monument®. There are 16 garage doors in all – 9 single and 7 doubles which made it quite the installation challenge for the time frame required!

Thank you B&D Garage Doors for the excellent work. 

To find out more, please check out their website

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Architect - on The Block

Julian Brenchley

on The Block
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The Block architect from the start, Julian Brenchley of Brenchley Architects has been a supporter of COLORBOND® steel for a long time. In fact, he is such a fan that COLORBOND® steel is forming a key part of his own home renovation. Selecting the new COLORBOND® steel Matt in Monument® for the roof of his Mosman house was an easy choice says Julian, "it's a really classic colour" and "it's a dark colour, which I like". In fact Julian is a fan of the whole COLORBOND® steel Matt range, "it has an understated sophistication with a traditional material". 

To see Julian's view on how the rooms are coming along on The Block, please check out and like our Facebook and/or Instagram pages. We will also be following Julian's journey as his house is completed, and sharing his insider tips for building and renovating. 


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From The Block - To Long Jetty

Kyal and Kara

To Long Jetty
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Former The Block contestants Kyal and Kara Demmrich are big fans of COLORBOND® steel. Using COLROBOND® steel Windspray® for the roof of their Toowoon Bay renovation was a big factor in the design of the house, says Kara, “it really set the tone and the colour palette for the rest of the renovation”. 

After purchasing another property, COLORBOND® steel was once again at the top of their consideration list. This time renovating an old beach house in Long Jetty, Kyal and Kara are using COLORBOND® steel Matt in Surfmist® for the roofing. 

Read more about #LongJettyReno and watch exclusive videos with this renovating duo. 


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