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Colorbond Color Changes

We won’t officially see the changes to the range until the third quarter of 2022, but we have been given advanced notice that three colors in the classic COLORBOND® range are being retired and will be replaced with three new colors.

13 Dec 2021

Global supply shortages are significantly impacting turnaround times for insulation, with orders placed now not able to be delivered until mid to late Jan. Please place orders well in advance as our suppliers are currently working through large back orders.

29 Nov 2021


Ladder falls are a very common reason why people end up in hospital. We’ve prepared a short guide to choosing, setting up and climbing a ladder. Brush up on some of these ladder safety tips – especially if you are about to embark on a Christmas light roof installation!

25 Nov 2021

Christmas dates

It’s great to see that people are gearing back up again after the lockdown and getting ready for a big sprint into the Christmas/New Year break.
To help get your pre-Christmas projects finished on time, please see our key dates for order deadlines and workshop closure dates.

21 November 2021


There’s many silicone products on the market, but if you are working with metal, we recommend that you use a neutral cure silicone to increase the lifespan of your work. We’ve pulled together some information into a technical bulletin on neutral cure silicone to help when deciding which silicone you need.

29 July 2021


Every day we work with tradesmen on projects right across Melbourne. Many will be quietly completed without a fuss, but some get a bit more attention. We are happy to see that some of the projects we have worked on over the past year have been recognised at the 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards.

1 July 2021

Swarf stains technical bulletin

If you work with metal, then you work with swarf – metal debris produced by cutting and installing sheetmetal products. These little scraps of metal can cause you problems  – from cosmetic rust stains to premature corrosion. Read our technical bulletin on how to prevent (and clean up) swarf staining.

17 June 2021

Colorbond Color Matrix

Over the years, Bluescope Steel have made updates to the Colorbond® color chart – either adding, renaming and discontinuing colors as a result of changing trends. This can be confusing when you are replacing old materials and need to match a color.

4 June 2021

Metals that are in contact with other metals can lead to corrosion if they are incompatible. When planning a roof installation, consider which metals should not be used together, and which environmental conditions can accelerate the process of corrosion.

7 May 2021

We detail the key reasons why we only use Colorbond – you really can’t beat the quality and performance.

26 April 2021

To help you design box gutter drainage systems that will pass compliance checks, we have created some design guidelines to follow.

12 April 2021

In this news update, we profile gutter protection, box gutter brackets and show you a few recent items from the workshop.

29  March 2021

Notice of amendment of Zincalume pricing.

16 March 2021

We’ve always been proud of the fact that we use 100% Australian steel.  You can be assured that when you order from us you are buying products that are:

  • supporting Australian industry
  • made to withstand Australian conditions
  • made according to Australian standards

2 March 2021

Upcoming Australia Day public holiday operating hours.

15 January 2021

We’d like to take this opportunity to let you know that we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you, and that we look forward to servicing your needs in the new year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Here’s to a brighter, happier 2021.

21 December 2020

In these days where we are spending more time at home, it’s a great time to do some jobs at home that you may have put off. We can deliver project material for you to complete your roof project.

9 April 2020

In this update, are you a roofer or builder doing a quote on roofing and sheetmetal products?  We can do a quote for you if you send us your take off. Plus we introduce some new roof safety products to our range of products.

1 April 2020

See our great new solution for concealing Tesla batteries, plus some great photos from an recent onsite install.

26 Feb 2020

A lot of our customers know us for the roofing and rainwater products that we manufacture. But our product range is much broader than that. Check out the range of products we have made recently!

12 Feb 2020

What Roofing and Sheetmetal Centre are doing for bushfire victims, rainwater and roofing products to fix hail damage, and box gutter brackets back in stock.

24 January 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

19 December 2019

A round up from our workshop, a Colorbond Christmas, Movember winners and final fundraising total, and pre-sale box gutter brackets.

6 December 2019

The busy December period is nearly here, and we’re all looking forward to a break over Christmas!

In order to ensure that we can complete all orders before the Christmas closure, we would like to make you aware of our key deadlines for final orders.

22 November 2019

Advice to customers on operating hours over Melbourne Cup weekend.

10 October 2019

Our very own BBQ Brisket champion is on a plane to Fort Worth, Texas right now to compete again at the Steak Cookoff Association World Championships.

3 October 2019