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The versatile way to create more space for your home and family

If something’s worth putting in the shed, then the shed needs the strength to protect it. Whether it’s a small garden lock-up, somewhere to keep the bikes and boards, your passion-project workshop or even a large piece of farming or business infrastructure, your shed’s strength and durability are its most important features.

When it comes to your shed, there’s no one-size-fits all. Your shed is a long-term investment and will be a source of pride for years to come. Whether your budget is small, site constraints are an issue or you simply need help choosing profile and colours, talk to your COLORBOND® steel shed supplier about your options and get the right shed designed and built for you.

Check with your shed supplier that the design of your shed meets the requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) and relevant Australian Standards, and is engineered for your site conditions and usage needs (they should be able to provide evidence of compliance to these requirements). Also, many shed suppliers are involved in ShedSafe, an accreditation scheme managed by the Australian Steel Institute, designed to assist shed buyers in making an informed purchase decision. Click here to go to the ShedSafe website to learn more about it.

Why COLORBOND® steel
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With five layers of protection, COLORBOND® steel has been designed to endure our harsh Australian environment and provide long-lasting durability you can trust. Our high quality steel is coated in our industry leading enhanced corrosion-resistant Activate® technology*, then further enhanced with pre-treatment, primer and a baked-on topcoat.

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*Activate® technology is not available for COLORBOND® steel products with a galvanised steel substrate.


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Make sure it's genuine

Over fifty years of Australian research and development has created a range of technologies that give genuine COLORBOND® steel its long lasting performance when subjected to some of the harshest Australian conditions. You can make sure you’re getting the genuine article by looking out for the COLORBOND® steel branding on the product, or its packaging.

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Tested in Australian Conditions

Here in Australia, our buildings certainly face some pretty challenging weather conditions from extremes of heat and cold, to dust, rain, wind and hail. And it’s for this reason that COLORBOND® steel is assessed at outdoor sites around Australia, as well as in accelerated laboratory testing. COLORBOND® steel undergoes corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing (to ensure it can be used in a wide range of building and manufacturing applications, and with all the common building products used across the industry) and outdoor exposure testing. 

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Fire performance

Whether you live, or are planning to build in a bushfire prone area, or simply want to increase the bushfire performance afforded to your home, COLORBOND® steel can be a key part of your bushfire design solution. The CSIRO’s research and investigation into the performance of residential boundary fencing in bushfires (download here) found that "a steel fence offers greater protection to people's homes against bushfire than other alternative materials because of its non-combustibility"....Of the different materials tested, pre-painted and metallic coated sheet steel (in this case made from COLORBOND® steel) performed best under all exposure conditions and in particular when faced with a 30 minute flame immersion test used to stimulate potential effects of an adjacent house fire, which is common during bushfire events."

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Easy to Maintain

Simple maintenance of COLORBOND® steel by regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods thus protecting your asset.

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Warranty backed by BlueScope

When you choose COLORBOND® steel, you’re also getting the support of BlueScope, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. That’s why COLORBOND® steel’s renowned durability is backed up by some of the most robust building product warranties for eligible applicants.

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