The Block Architect, Julian Brenchley and COLORBOND® steel's Ali Fenton

In its 17th season, The Block will look to freshen its narrative, with 5 contestant couples, completing a mammoth 12 week renovation in the quiet cul-de-sac of Bronte Court in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Hampton. As well as seeing a return to renovating houses, we’ll also see a return of The Block favourites, Mitch and Mark, and Ronnie and Georgia, from past seasons for a Fans Vs Favourite showdown.

This season there will be a twist. For the first time ever in The Block history, there will be no house plans.

"We always try to evolve the show and not rest on our laurels, we're always looking for ways to reinvent it and deliver something new and fresh for the audience.” - Julian Cress, Executive Producer of The Block. 

For season 17 of The Block, contestants were offered freedom of colour choice from our COLORBOND® steel Matt range for primary elements such as Roofing, Walling and Garage doors. We also offered a choice of colours from our full palette that would pair nicely with their primary selections for gutters, fascia and other accessories. Colour consultations took place in the first week of filming, with Architect Julian Brenchley and COLORBOND® steel’s colour consultant Alison Fenton on hand to assist the contestants in selecting colours and finishes, and inspire creative ideas using COLORBOND® steel Matt as a lead design element. We developed palettes with each couple to demonstrate how each unique home, regardless of style, could reflect current design trends by drawing on our Matt range and creating a seamless sense of flow between exterior and interior design elements.

We also wanted to create opportunities to showcase how profiles could be used to accentuate the architectural qualities of the build, and provide a contemporary look to traditional home styles. The COLORBOND® steel Matt range is the focus across each of the builds, as the soft look of COLORBOND® steel Matt aligns with the continuing trend towards natural materials, finishes and matt textures in both exterior and interior design.

With each striking roof form setting the scene, the addition of raw timbers; rough brick or render; sawn stone; aged metal features; plus, matt finish hardware completes the theme, enabling a wholistic design approach from 'outside in'.

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