The move to Gisborne in regional Victoria provides COLORBOND® steel with the opportunity to use more colours then ever before!
External colours and textures play a big role in the 2022 season of The Block. With construction happening on rural acreages 40 minutes outside Melbourne, how the homes visually relate to the surrounding landscape is extremely important. All the homes are built into the hillside at different elevations, all sharing different versions of the views to the Macedon Ranges.
The unique location means that the importance of the external character of the home and how it relates to the local surroundings through colour, texture and form is heightened. The original 1800’s homesteads were the inspiration for the selection of older, historic house styles for the other homestead buildings that were brought to the site. The pitched roof forms they all share mimic the distant mountains, creating a starting point from where each property design unfolds.
Warm and subtle homestead roofs
Homestead roof colours across the site reflect the subtle earthy and organic colours found in the natural surrounds of this Gisborne hillside setting. At the same time, they talk to the increasing popularity of pale neutrals and soft, muted naturals right across the country. This move towards subtle warmth and colour is increasing as designers explore ways to instill feelings of relaxed calm, tranquility and joy in housing projects.
This year might be the biggest Block ever, but it also features a very exciting small addition for the very first time.
In Week 2, our VIC Colour + Design professional Ali Fenton, visited the Gisborne site to have onsite catch ups with House 1 and Scott Cam’s house.
This season, COLORBOND® steel is seen on The Block from Day 1.
We were able to showcase our stunning COLORBOND® steel products because of the support of our fantastic customers and partners: LCS Plumbing + Civil Drainage and Nine In Six.
We’ve had an incredible time on The Block where we’ve had the chance to showcase a range of our colours, textures and applications. We thought we’d share some of our favourite moments from the past few years.
Since their stint on The Block in 2012’s ‘Fans vs. Favs’, Kyal and Kara have been busy in the design and building game.
After winning The Block Glasshouse with his brother, Shannon in 2014, Simon has stayed in the property game and recently finished his own home renovation with his designer wife, Ash.
Ronnie and Georgia’s Contemporary Barn House.