The Block 2018

COLORBOND® on top of the block
COLORBOND® on top of the block

The Block 2018 follows the transformation of The Old Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda, Melbourne into stunning apartments.

BlueScope is proud to be a sponsor and to see COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel on top of The Block!

Viewers' Choice Promo

Viewers’ Choice Promotion

Winner Announced

Viewers’ Choice Promo Winner Announced

Congratulations to K.BOTHAM on being the major prize winner of the Viewers' Choice Promotion. And thank you to everyone who entered and followed this season of The Block. It has been amazing to watch the transformation of the Gatwick, and the hard work of all the contestants on the show.

If you have any questions about this promotion, please call us on 1800 022 999 or email us at

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply, see: Starts 19:00 AEST 12/8/18, ends 11:59 AEDT 21/10/18. Open to AU. residents 18+ who own a residential home in AU. Max 1 entry p/person p/“room reveal”. Minor prize draws Mondays 10:00AM AEDT from 13/08/18 – 22/10/18, major prize draw at 10.30AM AEDT 22/10/18, all draws at Promoter’s office Nine Digital Pty Ltd, ABN 33 077 753 461, Level 7, Tower Building, Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Winners published each Tuesday after draw at NSW: LTPS/8/26021, ACT: TP18/01273 & SA: T18/1172. COLORBOND®, TRUECORE®, BlueScope, the BlueScope brand mark are registered trademarks of BlueScope Steel Limited. © 2018 BlueScope Steel Limited ABN 16 000 011 058 All rights reserved.

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Meet the girls on top of The Block

Meet the girls on top of The Block

And learn about our unique partnership this season
Bianca and Carla

We’re thrilled to announce that Bianca and Carla have agreed to partner with us through this exciting season of The Block at The Gatwick.

If you’re already watching the show, you’ll know that Bianca and Carla are in one of the two penthouses that are being built on top of The Gatwick, providing stunning 4m high ceilings and amazing views over the Melbourne skyline. This means that they’re experiencing first-hand, the benefits of using framing made from TRUECORE® steel, and they’re perfectly positioned to work with the colour and finish of COLORBOND® steel Matt roofing and cladding when the moment comes.

It also means that they’re perfectly placed to give us an inside-view of what led them to be on The Block, and what the experience is like as the show takes them from room to room….week by week.

Bianca and Carla met playing netball in the Aussie under 21s and have remained firm friends ever since and have been playing at the elite level for several years. Bianca’s father is a professional builder, so she has long wanted to get involved on The Block. And with the experience of Carla’s first reno behind them….they applied and made it through the 45,000 entries, to secure a place on this year’s show. That…it turns out…was the easy part! Both Bianca and Carla said that despite spending years as elite athletes, nothing they have ever done was as physically and mentally exhausting as being on The Block.

We look forward to following their journey, and to sharing the things they learn along the way that would be useful for anyone undertaking a major build or renovation – whether it’s on The Block…or your block. In the meantime, please follow us on social to get the latest updates on what’s happening on The Block, and check back here for news on how the build progresses.

Watch Exclusive Videos with Bianca and Carla:

Our Penthouse Win

Our First Winning Room

Life On The Block

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Thank you to our valued partners

Thank you to our valued partners

Dynamic Steel Frame, Metal Cladding Systems, Fielders Steel and B&D Garage Doors
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BlueScope's participation in The Block has been made possible by the generous support of our partners. 

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 their impressive strength-to-weight ratio allowing for long spans, frames made from TRUECORE® steel allow you to make use of available space with innovative design and large open living areas. 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 2018 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.

Metal Cladding Systems

Specialising in sheet metal facade systems, Metal Cladding Systems has been in business for more than 30 years. Based in Melbourne, VIC, their fabrication offering includes architectural roof and wall panel products.

For this season of The Block, Metal Cladding Systems provided COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt in Snaplock profile for roofing and walling.

Thank you Metal Cladding Systems – you’ve delivered a beautiful job. To find out more, please check out their website.

Fielders Steel

Servicing Australia’s residential, industrial and commercial construction industries, Fielders manufacture a comprehensive range of roll-formed steel products that are supplied to commercial, industrial and domestic building markets with sites throughout Australia. Products include roofing, gutters, fascias, fences, Endurance Sheds, Centenary Carports and Verandahs, as well as KingFlor® structural steel decking and Finesse architectural steel cladding.

Usually installed on large scale multi-storey buildings, Fielders supplied The Block 2018 with Fielders Steel KingFlor® KF70®, made from DECKFORM® steel manufactured by BlueScope.

Thank you Fielders, you've done a wonderful job! To learn more, please visit their website.

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 2018 with Roller Doors. Thank you B&D Garage Doors for the excellent work. 

To find out more, please check out their website.

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New wrap for The Block season

New wrap for The Block season

Sharing the COLORBOND® steel experience
discovery van

The COLORBOND® steel Discovery Vans first hit the road in 2017, following on from the success of similar activities during COLORBOND® steel’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2016. With over 20,000km already clocked up between them, they’ve visited everything from public events like the Open Day at The Block down in Melbourne in 2017, and the EKKA up in QLD, to sporting events, home shows, customer events and industry events – large and small.

On-board we have all the latest brochures for COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel, metal colour samples, information about our testing and interactive elements to help improve understanding about our products.

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COLORBOND® on top of the block

If you have a story you’d like us to share here or in social media, we’d love to hear from you. Our email address is team@COLORBOND.COM.

And of course, please do check out the Viewers' Choice promo – with weekly prizes as well as the grand prize, there are plenty of chances to WIN!

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Adventurer and Photographer

Adventurer and Photographer

COLORBOND® steel Matt
COLORBOND(R) steel Monument(R) Matt

Murray Fredericks, renowned adventurer and photographer, has once again ventured out into one of Australia’s challenging environments to photograph the natural matt surfaces that best match COLORBOND® steel Matt.
His latest work, created by filmmaker Brendan Fletcher, follows Murray to the isolated, desolate, yet hauntingly beautiful salt flats of Lake Gairdner in South Australia, and the advertisement showcases his iconic landscape photography in parallel with his images of a roof clad in COLORBOND® steel Surfmist® Matt.
The Surmist® Matt roof used in the commercial, is on the beautiful home recently renovated and sold by Kyal and Kara on the NSW Central Coast.
BlueScope Steel's Manager of Marketing and Market Development, Lisa Dent, says, ‘Like COLORBOND® steel, Murray Fredericks has a unique connection and relationship with the harsh yet beautiful Australian landscape. Murray’s credentials as both a landscape and architectural photographer make him ideal to capture the light diffusing qualities of COLORBOND® steel Matt.’

Watch the new commercial

*BlueScope would like to acknowledge the Gawler Ranges people, the traditional owners of Lake Gairdner.
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The Inner Strength

Precision and Efficiency On Top Of The Block

The Block selects frames made from TRUECORE® steel
house frame

If you’ve been watching The Block 2018 you’ll know that the build for this season’s show includes the creation of two penthouse apartments built on top of ‘The Gatwick’, making extensive use of framing made from BlueScope's TRUECORE® steel.
House frames made with the inner strength of TRUECORE® steel are a great choice for modern Australian homes. Their impressive strength to weight ratio allows for wide spans and contemporary open plan designs. They are straight and true, and won’t shrink, twist or warp over time so there’s less chance of sticking windows, jammed doors and wavy rooflines. TRUECORE® steel is 100% termite and borer proof, and won’t contribute to the spread of fire, giving you added piece of mind.
If you’d like to find out more about TRUECORE® steel, please visit TRUECORE.COM.AU or call our support team on 1800 738 576

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What an amazing day at The Gatwick
Open for Inspection

We had so much fun at The Block Open For Inspection at The Gatwick. All the apartments were beautiful and the Blockheads were a lot of fun. It was wonderful to meet everyone that stopped by the Discovery Van and exciting to see the crowd in COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel hard hats and hands.

A huge thank you to Bianca and Carla for coming by to greet adoring fans.

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The subtle art of standing out

The subtle art of standing out

Available in five popular colours
COLORBOND(R) steel Monument(R) Matt

The 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. 

So, whether it's colour, finish, or the freedom to create a simple flat roofing design or soaring shapes, COLORBOND® steel Matt provides you with even more opportunities to realise your design vision.

COLORBOND® steel Monument® Matt featured on the 2017 season of The Block with contestants using it to clad their studios/garages, and also on their garage doors. This year, The Gatwick contestants will get to work with the colour and finish of COLORBOND® steel Matt roofing and cladding later in the series. 

View the COLORBOND® steel Matt range

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