Open for inspection at The Oslo
The Oslo is Open for Inspection
We had a fantastic time at The Block 2019's Open for Inspection!
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The Block’s Open for Inspection at The Oslo
Julian Cress and Brad Wickham at the Discovery Van

The Open for Inspection event at The Oslo in St Kilda, VIC was held on 20th October 2019. Fans were lining up for hours to get a look inside each townhome and the event was buzzing with excitement at the superb job that the contestants have done. 

The Discovery Van was on hand to greet fans, give away merchandise and host special guests such as The Block Co-Creator, Julian Cress (pictured on right with BlueScope's Brad Wickham) and Dynamic Steel Frame’s Peter Blythe (the fabricators of the framing made from TRUECORE® steel).

Thanks to all that stopped by to say hello. We are excited for Auction Day! 

Christine McCoy at the April 2019 event
Visit us at the Sydney Home Show
18th - 20th October at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
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Come by and see us at stand F28!

We are excited to again be attending this major home event at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

The Discovery Van will be there and will also be joined at times during the event by COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultant, Christine McCoy. She will be there to help visitors develop a COLORBOND® steel colour and design palette for their home or renovation projects.

Christine with the winner Andrew Beaumont
BDAA Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to all of the winners!
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COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultants, Christine McCoy and Alison Fenton Attended the Celebrations
Christine presenting an award

The winners of the BDAA awards were recently announced and COLORBOND® steel Colour and Design Consultant Christine McCoy was honoured to present several award categories including Commercial Buildings, Industrial Buildings and of course the COLORBOND® steel Partner Award. The winner of the COLORBOND® steel Partner Award went to Beaumont Building Design's Periwinkle Project. This stunning home, located in Cape Paterson, VIC featured a COLORBOND® steel Woodland Grey® roof and cladding in the profiles LYSAGHT DOMINION® and CUSTOM ORB®.

The Block’s Open for Inspection at The Oslo
Julian Cress and Brad Wickham at the Discovery Van

The Open for Inspection event at The Oslo in St Kilda, VIC was held on 20th October 2019. Fans were lining up for hours to get a look inside each townhome and the event was buzzing with excitement at the superb job that the contestants have done. 

The Discovery Van was on hand to greet fans, give away merchandise and host special guests such as The Block Co-Creator, Julian Cress (pictured on right with BlueScope's Brad Wickham) and Dynamic Steel Frame’s Peter Blythe (the fabricators of the framing made from TRUECORE® steel).

Thanks to all that stopped by to say hello. We are excited for Auction Day! 

Come by and see us at stand F28!

We are excited to again be attending this major home event at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

The Discovery Van will be there and will also be joined at times during the event by COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultant, Christine McCoy. She will be there to help visitors develop a COLORBOND® steel colour and design palette for their home or renovation projects.

COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultants, Christine McCoy and Alison Fenton Attended the Celebrations
Christine presenting an award

The winners of the BDAA awards were recently announced and COLORBOND® steel Colour and Design Consultant Christine McCoy was honoured to present several award categories including Commercial Buildings, Industrial Buildings and of course the COLORBOND® steel Partner Award. The winner of the COLORBOND® steel Partner Award went to Beaumont Building Design's Periwinkle Project. This stunning home, located in Cape Paterson, VIC featured a COLORBOND® steel Woodland Grey® roof and cladding in the profiles LYSAGHT DOMINION® and CUSTOM ORB®.

Brisbane Home Show
Join us at the Brisbane Home Show
This major home event takes place from 12th-15th Sept. at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Supporting our local partners.

The Discovery Van is excited to once again attend the Brisbane Home Show. We will be there supporting our partners including LYSAGHT, MyCladders, Hotondo Homes, Urbane Homes, Stylemaster Homes, Shed n Homes and BRETTS Group Modular Homes. 

We will also be joined at times during the event by COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultants, Christine McCoy and Alison Fenton. They will be there to help visitors develop a COLORBOND® steel colour and design palette for their home or renovation projects.

Winner, Jackie B
‘Win a Roof’ promotion
We had a chat with our winner, Jackie about her plans for the prize.
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Jackie, from Strathdale, VIC, won $20k in COLORBOND® steel product and installation.

Coming from a family of serial renovators (her parents have renovated 25+ properties!), Jackie and her partner were inspired to take on this challenge themselves when they bought their home 5 years ago. Since moving in they have tackled some smaller projects including bedrooms for their two children and a kitchen reno. Now that she has won the ‘Win a Roof’ promotion, Jackie and her partner are deciding whether to undertake a roof renovation project on their current house or put their prize towards a new roof on an extension to add more space for their young family. 

Jackie, a long-time fan of COLORBOND® steel favourites, Kyal and Kara, first heard about the ‘Win a Roof’ promotion on the couple’s Instagram page and decided to enter. “I like a lot of properties that they’ve done” says Jackie and thought “you’ve got to be in it to win it”. Similar to Kyal and Kara’s aesthetic, Jackie will be seeking a more neutral style, and has her eye on the lighter colours of COLORBOND® steel to match her current palette of “contemporary creams and lighter browns”. 

Please join us in congratulating Jackie on her win. We can’t wait to see how her renovation turns out!

Supporting our local partners.

The Discovery Van is excited to once again attend the Brisbane Home Show. We will be there supporting our partners including LYSAGHT, MyCladders, Hotondo Homes, Urbane Homes, Stylemaster Homes, Shed n Homes and BRETTS Group Modular Homes. 

We will also be joined at times during the event by COLORBOND® steel's Colour and Design Consultants, Christine McCoy and Alison Fenton. They will be there to help visitors develop a COLORBOND® steel colour and design palette for their home or renovation projects.

Jackie, from Strathdale, VIC, won $20k in COLORBOND® steel product and installation.

Coming from a family of serial renovators (her parents have renovated 25+ properties!), Jackie and her partner were inspired to take on this challenge themselves when they bought their home 5 years ago. Since moving in they have tackled some smaller projects including bedrooms for their two children and a kitchen reno. Now that she has won the ‘Win a Roof’ promotion, Jackie and her partner are deciding whether to undertake a roof renovation project on their current house or put their prize towards a new roof on an extension to add more space for their young family. 

Jackie, a long-time fan of COLORBOND® steel favourites, Kyal and Kara, first heard about the ‘Win a Roof’ promotion on the couple’s Instagram page and decided to enter. “I like a lot of properties that they’ve done” says Jackie and thought “you’ve got to be in it to win it”. Similar to Kyal and Kara’s aesthetic, Jackie will be seeking a more neutral style, and has her eye on the lighter colours of COLORBOND® steel to match her current palette of “contemporary creams and lighter browns”. 

Please join us in congratulating Jackie on her win. We can’t wait to see how her renovation turns out!

Onyx by Better Building Services
2019 HIA Awards Winners Announced
Congratulations to the team behind 'Onyx' - winner of the 'Australian Display Home of the Year'.
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ACT-based Better Building Services, in conjunction with DNA Architects and Sugar Designs are thrilled with the win!
Onyx by Better Building Services

The "Onyx" display home which is part of the Denman Prospect village, has picked up another national award - this time winning the Australian Display Home of the Year award at the 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards that took place in Perth on 25th May. 

The home features a dramatic diagonal roofline in COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt in Stramit's Longspan® profile. Parts of the exterior are also clad in this same material. 

  
Says, Better Building's Ivan Juric of the HIA win, "this is our 10th national housing award - a very big achievement in our 25 years of operation". 

Awards:

  • 2019 HIA Awards: Australian Display Home
  • 2018 MBA Award: House of the Year and Display Home of the Year

 

Photographer: Eddison Photographic Studios

ACT-based Better Building Services, in conjunction with DNA Architects and Sugar Designs are thrilled with the win!
Onyx by Better Building Services

The "Onyx" display home which is part of the Denman Prospect village, has picked up another national award - this time winning the Australian Display Home of the Year award at the 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards that took place in Perth on 25th May. 

The home features a dramatic diagonal roofline in COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt in Stramit's Longspan® profile. Parts of the exterior are also clad in this same material. 

  
Says, Better Building's Ivan Juric of the HIA win, "this is our 10th national housing award - a very big achievement in our 25 years of operation". 

Awards:

  • 2019 HIA Awards: Australian Display Home
  • 2018 MBA Award: House of the Year and Display Home of the Year

 

Photographer: Eddison Photographic Studios

Winner Kristy B
Viewers’ Choice promotion
We chat to the major prize winner of The Block 2018 Viewers' Choice promotion.
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Having never won a major prize before, Kristy pocketed $10k in cash and $20k in product from the promotion
Winner Kristy B

Being told that she was the major prize winner of The Block 2018 Viewers' Choice promotion couldn't have surprised Kristy more. Having entered many competitions and promotions over the years, she had never won anything more than movie tickets and dinner vouchers. It also could not have come at a better time for Kristy - having recently purchased a block of land in Canungra, QLD and in the throes of planning a home with her partner. Says Kristy, "It was almost like the universe saying it's meant to be. Keep going, it's all working out."

Still in the planning stages for their new home, Kristy and her partner are looking at building an "Alpine-Style" house. And the selection of COLORBOND® steel colours has already been narrowed down - "We’re thinking COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt to go with the timber and rock of the Alpine Facade". 

Reflecting on the 2018 season of The Block, Kristy says that Jess and Norm were her favourite couple and she often voted for them in the Viewers' Choice competition. "I especially loved their outdoor area - as soon as I saw it, I thought "Oh, I want that apartment", says Kristy. 

Please join us in congratulating Kristy on her win and wishing her and her family the very best for 2019.

Discovery Van
HIA Gold Coast Northern Rivers Industry Outlook Breakfast
15th February, 2019 at Bond University in Robina, QLD
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The Discovery Van will be there to help welcome attendees

The topic of this breakfast event will be "Economic Forecasts and Trends for 2019 and Beyond", and three key speakers are scheduled:

1. Geordan Murray,  HIA Senior Economist

2. Greg Smith, building certifier from Professional Certification Group

3. Tracy Ryan, from PPlan Planning Consultants

The aim of this event is for attendees to walk away armed with a range tips and tricks to navigate the development approval maze. 

Having never won a major prize before, Kristy pocketed $10k in cash and $20k in product from the promotion
Winner Kristy B

Being told that she was the major prize winner of The Block 2018 Viewers' Choice promotion couldn't have surprised Kristy more. Having entered many competitions and promotions over the years, she had never won anything more than movie tickets and dinner vouchers. It also could not have come at a better time for Kristy - having recently purchased a block of land in Canungra, QLD and in the throes of planning a home with her partner. Says Kristy, "It was almost like the universe saying it's meant to be. Keep going, it's all working out."

Still in the planning stages for their new home, Kristy and her partner are looking at building an "Alpine-Style" house. And the selection of COLORBOND® steel colours has already been narrowed down - "We’re thinking COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt to go with the timber and rock of the Alpine Facade". 

Reflecting on the 2018 season of The Block, Kristy says that Jess and Norm were her favourite couple and she often voted for them in the Viewers' Choice competition. "I especially loved their outdoor area - as soon as I saw it, I thought "Oh, I want that apartment", says Kristy. 

Please join us in congratulating Kristy on her win and wishing her and her family the very best for 2019.

The Discovery Van will be there to help welcome attendees

The topic of this breakfast event will be "Economic Forecasts and Trends for 2019 and Beyond", and three key speakers are scheduled:

1. Geordan Murray,  HIA Senior Economist

2. Greg Smith, building certifier from Professional Certification Group

3. Tracy Ryan, from PPlan Planning Consultants

The aim of this event is for attendees to walk away armed with a range tips and tricks to navigate the development approval maze. 

Optus Stadium
AIA National Awards Winners Announced
And the winner of the 2018 COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture is....
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HASSELL studio, Cox Architecture and HKS Architects win the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture for Optus Stadium
BlueScope employees

The BlueScope team had a wonderful night celebrating outstanding achievement in architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects' National Awards in Melbourne on 1st November, 2018. BlueScope is the Principal Corporate Partner of the Institute and celebrated 10 years of the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the event. This year the award was won by HASSELL studio, Cox Architecture and HKS Architects for their work on Optus Stadium. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Photo line-up:

(L to R) Thomas Tyndall, Braden Leiner, David Mawby, Tanya Tankoska and Mike Brinkman (all from BlueScope)

Nightingale 1
'Nightingale 1' Wins Multiple AIA Awards
Congratulations to Jeremy McLeod and the whole Nightingale team!
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'Nightingale 1' wins the National Award for 'Residential - Multiple Housing' and the 'David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture'
Nightingale video

BlueScope is proud to be the Principal Industry Partner of Nightingale Housing. Learn more about Nightingale 1 and the vision for Nightingale Housing - including the upcoming Nightingale 4 "village" in our video with Jeremy McLeod (Founder/Managing Director at Nightingale Housing and Director of Breathe Architecture) and Clare Cousins (Director of Clare Cousins Architects). 

HASSELL studio, Cox Architecture and HKS Architects win the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture for Optus Stadium
BlueScope employees

The BlueScope team had a wonderful night celebrating outstanding achievement in architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects' National Awards in Melbourne on 1st November, 2018. BlueScope is the Principal Corporate Partner of the Institute and celebrated 10 years of the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the event. This year the award was won by HASSELL studio, Cox Architecture and HKS Architects for their work on Optus Stadium. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Photo line-up:

(L to R) Thomas Tyndall, Braden Leiner, David Mawby, Tanya Tankoska and Mike Brinkman (all from BlueScope)

'Nightingale 1' wins the National Award for 'Residential - Multiple Housing' and the 'David Oppenheim Award for Sustainable Architecture'
Nightingale video

BlueScope is proud to be the Principal Industry Partner of Nightingale Housing. Learn more about Nightingale 1 and the vision for Nightingale Housing - including the upcoming Nightingale 4 "village" in our video with Jeremy McLeod (Founder/Managing Director at Nightingale Housing and Director of Breathe Architecture) and Clare Cousins (Director of Clare Cousins Architects). 

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The Block 2018 Open for Inspection
An amazing day was had at The Gatwick!
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The Block’s Open for Inspection at The Gatwick
The Block Open for Inspection

It was an amazing day at The Block’s Open for Inspection event that took place in St Kilda, VIC on 7th October 2018. The event was buzzing with excitement for the contestants and their superb apartments.
 
The Discovery Van was on hand to greet fans, give away merchandise and host special guests such as contestants, Bianca and Carla, and Dynamic Steel Frame’s Peter Blythe (the fabricators of the framing made from TRUECORE® steel in the penthouses).

Bianca and Carla at event
BlueScope attends ACT MBA Event
And brought special guests, Bianca and Carla from The Block.
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BlueScope attends Master Builders Association of the ACT celebration event
The Onyx

The event was held at this year's award-winning house, the Onyx, by Better Building Services Canberra. The Onyx property features a striking roof design in COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt. BlueScope brought special guests Bianca and Carla from The Block, who spoke about their experiences with COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel.
 
Congratulations to the winning team behind the Onyx - DNA Architects Canberra, Sugar Designs and Better Building Services.

Darren Palmer
Darren Palmer and G.J. Gardner Homes Collaboration
COLORBOND® steel was selected for each style type in the exclusive new collection!
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G.J. Gardner Homes and Darren Palmer collaborate on the design for a new collection of home designs
Hamptons style

G.J. Gardner Homes has partnered with celebrated interior designer, Darren Palmer to create a unique range of home designs known as the TAILORED – Inspired Home Collections. The range of designs includes a broad array of styles from Beaches and Hamptons looks, to Hotel Luxe and new trend, “Japandi” (a fusion of Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian style). The collection was inspired by the natural environment and feature characteristics of earth, water and other natural colours and textures. 
 
Says Darren of the collection, "Inspired by nature, the philosophy behind our collaboration has always been to create a range of beautiful, considered designs to make your home building journey easier, and ensure high quality design is accessible to everyone, regardless of budget." 
 
COLORBOND® steel was selected for the roof, fascia and gutters of each property in a variety of colours and profiles to fit with each unique design style.

The Block’s Open for Inspection at The Gatwick
The Block Open for Inspection

It was an amazing day at The Block’s Open for Inspection event that took place in St Kilda, VIC on 7th October 2018. The event was buzzing with excitement for the contestants and their superb apartments.
 
The Discovery Van was on hand to greet fans, give away merchandise and host special guests such as contestants, Bianca and Carla, and Dynamic Steel Frame’s Peter Blythe (the fabricators of the framing made from TRUECORE® steel in the penthouses).

BlueScope attends Master Builders Association of the ACT celebration event
The Onyx

The event was held at this year's award-winning house, the Onyx, by Better Building Services Canberra. The Onyx property features a striking roof design in COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt. BlueScope brought special guests Bianca and Carla from The Block, who spoke about their experiences with COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel.
 
Congratulations to the winning team behind the Onyx - DNA Architects Canberra, Sugar Designs and Better Building Services.

G.J. Gardner Homes and Darren Palmer collaborate on the design for a new collection of home designs
Hamptons style

G.J. Gardner Homes has partnered with celebrated interior designer, Darren Palmer to create a unique range of home designs known as the TAILORED – Inspired Home Collections. The range of designs includes a broad array of styles from Beaches and Hamptons looks, to Hotel Luxe and new trend, “Japandi” (a fusion of Japanese simplicity with Scandinavian style). The collection was inspired by the natural environment and feature characteristics of earth, water and other natural colours and textures. 
 
Says Darren of the collection, "Inspired by nature, the philosophy behind our collaboration has always been to create a range of beautiful, considered designs to make your home building journey easier, and ensure high quality design is accessible to everyone, regardless of budget." 
 
COLORBOND® steel was selected for the roof, fascia and gutters of each property in a variety of colours and profiles to fit with each unique design style.

COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon this weekend
COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon this weekend
We’re looking forward to this 20th Anniversary event.
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The 20th Anniversary COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon is going to be huge!
COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon this weekend

This Friday, 7th September, the COLORBOND® steel Community Carnival kicks off the event with rides, food trucks and amusements. Our BlueScope #DiscoveryVan will be there too - please come and check it out. It's going to be a great night for the family. On Saturday 8th September there's the Icon Homes Ocean Swim and the Waters Edge Junior Triathlon race. And on Sunday 9th September we have the COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon race. We're really happy to wish good luck to two participants in particular - Andrew Glutz (BlueScope QLD Production Manager) and Sean Fraser (Construction Manager at Ausmar Homes). And the best of luck everyone involved! Have an amazing weekend!

Footage credit: Riptide Creative #RiptideCreative #COLORBONDsteel #AusmarHomes #IconHomesQld #AirlieBeachTriathlon

Drive Home to Henley/Plantation Homes Promo
We teamed up with two Australian builders for an Instagram Promo
The winners of the 'Drive Home to Henley' and 'Drive Home to Plantation' promos have been announced!
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VIC builder, Henley, and QLD builder, Plantation Homes, each gave away a car in an imaginative ‘snap-happy’ promo
Plantation Homes Team

Including COLORBOND® steel roofs as standard offering in their packages, both builders invited visitors to their display villages to snap a photo of themselves with their favourite COLORBOND® steel roof and share it on Instagram for a chance to win a new car. Each winner was drawn on 2nd June, 2018 and was awarded a brand new Mazda CX-3. Congratulations to Jason W (VIC) and Danielle M (QLD) on your driveaway success! And thank you to Henley and Plantation Homes for such a great promotion.
 
We would also like to say a huge 'congratulations' to QLD entrant, Steele Anderson, who created a music video for his entry. We hope you'll all agree that his song about COLORBOND® steel is amazing!

*Images supplied by Plantation Homes and Henley
The 20th Anniversary COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon is going to be huge!
COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon this weekend

This Friday, 7th September, the COLORBOND® steel Community Carnival kicks off the event with rides, food trucks and amusements. Our BlueScope #DiscoveryVan will be there too - please come and check it out. It's going to be a great night for the family. On Saturday 8th September there's the Icon Homes Ocean Swim and the Waters Edge Junior Triathlon race. And on Sunday 9th September we have the COLORBOND® steel Airlie Beach Triathlon race. We're really happy to wish good luck to two participants in particular - Andrew Glutz (BlueScope QLD Production Manager) and Sean Fraser (Construction Manager at Ausmar Homes). And the best of luck everyone involved! Have an amazing weekend!

Footage credit: Riptide Creative #RiptideCreative #COLORBONDsteel #AusmarHomes #IconHomesQld #AirlieBeachTriathlon

VIC builder, Henley, and QLD builder, Plantation Homes, each gave away a car in an imaginative ‘snap-happy’ promo
Plantation Homes Team

Including COLORBOND® steel roofs as standard offering in their packages, both builders invited visitors to their display villages to snap a photo of themselves with their favourite COLORBOND® steel roof and share it on Instagram for a chance to win a new car. Each winner was drawn on 2nd June, 2018 and was awarded a brand new Mazda CX-3. Congratulations to Jason W (VIC) and Danielle M (QLD) on your driveaway success! And thank you to Henley and Plantation Homes for such a great promotion.
 
We would also like to say a huge 'congratulations' to QLD entrant, Steele Anderson, who created a music video for his entry. We hope you'll all agree that his song about COLORBOND® steel is amazing!

*Images supplied by Plantation Homes and Henley
discovery van
COLORBOND® steel Discovery Van
We are constantly on the move, bringing the colours of Australia to local communities all across the country.
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Our van is coming to a town near you
the van on the road

The Discovery Van travels far and wide across Australia, bringing the COLORBOND® steel experience to local communities and businesses. Our van is decked out with colour samples and swatches, and we even have a testing lab set up so that you can experience first-hand the rigorous process that COLORBOND® steel follows to ensure that materials hold up in our country's harsh conditions. 

Our van is coming to a town near you
the van on the road

The Discovery Van travels far and wide across Australia, bringing the COLORBOND® steel experience to local communities and businesses. Our van is decked out with colour samples and swatches, and we even have a testing lab set up so that you can experience first-hand the rigorous process that COLORBOND® steel follows to ensure that materials hold up in our country's harsh conditions. 

The colours shown represent actual product colours as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying screens and devices may affect colour tones and finishes.