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1. COLORBOND® Coolmax™ steel: Commercial & Industrial
2. Going To Extra Lengths With Steel Supply
3. Using Steel For Critical Petroleum Storage
4. Bridging The Gap With a Striking Steel Solution
5. Using The Latest Colour Trends To Warm Your Winter Garden
Fast Facts

This Month's Feature Article
1. COLORBOND® Coolmax™ steel: Commercial & Industrial Buildings

The reality is energy costs are going up, not down. That's a concern for most commercial and industrial building owners and tenants. So it's reassuring to know that a roof made from COLORBOND® Coolmax™ steel in Whitehaven™ may help reduce the annual cooling energy costs of your building.

Cooler, more energy efficient buildings make financial as well as environmental sense, so your choice of roofing material is critical. You can be confident that COLORBOND® Coolmax™ steel will assist to maximise the thermal performance of your building. Reducing cooling energy operating costs is a major benefit. But the use of COLORBOND® Coolmax™ steel in roofing can also reduce the up-front, capital cost of air-conditioning equipment. [Read more]


2. Going To Extra Lengths With Steel Supply

When Sydney steel fabrication firm Proline Steel required plate steel of an unusual length, they looked to BlueScope Steel for help through distributor Southern Steel. Around 55 tonnes of XLERPLATE® steel, 17.8 metres long, was used as central supporting components for the roof over a swimming pool at Queenwood School for Girls on Sydney’s lower north shore. [Read more]

3. Using Steel For Critical Petroleum Storage

The supply of XLERPLATE® steel for the construction of nine fuel storage tanks at Port Botany in Sydney, completed late in 2009, "was a critical element of the project," according to Rob Patterson, Operations Manager, Saunders International Limited. [Read more]

4. Bridging The Gap With a Striking Steel Solution

When approached to design a small house overlooking a picturesque creek on a hobby farm, Max Pritchard’s clients never imagined that he would perch them above the winter waterway. Approaching retirement, the clients decided to build a house on their 20 hectare hobby farm, a property which had been in the family for 20 years. [Read more]

5. Using The Latest Colour Trends To Warm Your Winter Garden

As the lustre of summer and spring fade away, a dull and brown winter slowly creeps into the garden. Trees and plants can become stripped and bare, leaving the garden looking dreary and boring. However, this needn’t be how the garden welcomes winter. [Read more]

6. Fast Facts...
  • Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 at 2.40am to the Duke (later King George VI) and the Duchess of York at 17 Bruton Street, London - the home of the Duchess of York's parents. She was given the names Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
  • With the exception of Western Australia, the Queen's birthday will be celebrated in Australia on Monday, 14 June 2010. Western Australia will celebrate the Queen's birthday on Monday, 27 September 2010.
  • Each year, Australia Post issues a stamp commemorating the Queen's birthday. The Queen's Birthday stamp issue for 2010 features an image of the Queen taken in 2006 leaving St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney following the observance, where she is met by a loyal crowd.

Thanks for reading,

Simon Grimes
Manager, Steel Direct

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