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1. A Family Effort Creates The Perfect Waterside Residence
2. Snowy Mountains House Scoops COLORBOND® Award
3. Affordable Homes In Healthy Condition
4. Pilbara Project Continues Long Association
5. Australian Mines Prefer Australian Loaders
Fast Facts

This Month's Feature Article
1. A Family Effort Creates The Perfect Waterside Residence
Situated on the calm waters of sunny Noosa, Queensland, is the beautiful Japanese inspired Saltwater House designed by this year's BDAA Design Excellence winner, Chris Clout. This award winning residence won four categories at the 2009 BDAQ Sunshine Coast Region Awards, including the 'Best Use of COLORBOND® steel', and a further three prizes in the BDAQ State Awards 2009. [Read more]
Iconic Australian brands COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel are featured in the new Corrugated Iron stamp collection from Australian Post.

2. Snowy Mountains House Scoops COLORBOND® Award

The Snowy Mountains House, located in a lakeside village around 20kms from Jindabyne in NSW, is an unusual and striking holiday home designed by James Stockwell of James Stockwell Architects. It was awarded the 2009 COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards for its innovative use of the material as well as picking up Highly Commended in the 2009 BPN Sustainability Awards Single Dwelling (New) category. [Read more]

3. Affordable Homes In Healthy Condition

With financial concerns becoming a growing consideration for home-builders, TRUECORE® steel framed kit homes can make perfect sense. While the process of using a kit home can save a significant amount for the builder, the use of a TRUECORE® steel frame limits damage to the home, ensuring costs are saved long term.[Read more]

4. Pilbara Project Continues Long Association

Western Australian fabrication and construction specialist Pacific Industrial Company (PIC) is marking its 40th anniversary this year by continuing to supply key components to major resource projects. PIC, founded in 1969 by Erasmo Mosole who was later joined by his sons, Marco and Sandro, has supplied many major resource projects in WA over the past 30 years. [Read more]

5. Australian Mines Prefer Australian Loaders

In numerous underground mines throughout Australia you'll find one commonly used piece of machinery, coal loaders made from XLERPLATE® steel and built by Dimitriou Fabrications. A family owned and managed company, Dimitriou Fabrications was established by Harry Dimitriou in 1975 and is now co-managed by Nick Dimitriou the General Manager and his two brothers. George Dimitriou manages the fabrication workshop and Con Dimitriou manages the machining workshop. [Read more]

6. Fast Facts...

  • The most Ferrero Rocher chocolates eaten in one minute is seven and was achieved by Jim Lyngvild (Denmark), on 10 October 2008.
  • The fastest time to eat a 12" pizza is 1 min 45.37 sec and was set by Josh Anderson (New Zealand), on 22 March 2008.
  • Ken Edwards of Glossop, Derbyshire, England ate 36 cockroaches in one minute on March 5, 2001. When Ken munches on his cockroaches, he says "It's like having an anesthetic at the back of the throat." This is due to the scent they let off to ward off predators! Tasty!
  • Michel Lotito from Grenoble, France, consumes 900g of metal per day. He has been eating metal and glass since 1959. Michel says bananas and hard-boiled eggs make him sick!

Thanks for reading,

Simon Grimes
Manager, Steel Direct

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