"Timber Log Buildings Australia" recommends COLORBOND® roofing for all residential timber log buildings in our range. There is NO Roofing included in your timber log building kit, as this very much depends on your own personal preferences and can easily be sourced locally. Your contracted licensed builder will be able to organise this through a local roofing company.
The information on this page has been taken from the COLORBOND® website.
A roof made from COLORBOND® steel makes perfect sense!
Strong, secure and energy smart, COLORBOND® steel is tried and tested in Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance. With 22 colours in the range, you can choose a roof colour that sets the theme for your whole home, or complements your other building material choices. In particular, you can 'mix and match' colours with your gutter, fascia and downpipes made from COLORBOND® steel. Furthermore, the range of thermally efficient light colours can help to keep your home cooler on hot, sunny days.
Adapting to the demands of the building market, COLORBOND® steel has changed a great deal since its introduction in Australia in 1966. Not only has the colour range evolved, so too has the technology involved in COLORBOND® steel’s production. The most recent innovation, ACTIVATE® technology was introduced in 2013 and BlueScope holds numerous patents on the technology, both in Australia and around the world. No wonder we’re now seeing COLORBOND® steel being used on roofs for anything from homes all around Australia, to large commercial buildings like the Adelaide Velodrome and the Margaret Court Arena. To be sure you are getting genuine COLORBOND® steel from BlueScope, make sure you ask for it by name, and check for the brand mark on the material.
On the right you will see the standard COLORBOND® color selection - please refer to the COLORBOND® website for more information and different surface finishes - like the new matte finish to mention just one!
Buildings in Australia certainly have to endure some pretty challenging weather conditions from the extremes of heat and cold, to dust, rain, wind and hail.
COLORBOND® steel has been assessed at outdoor sites around Australia, as well as in accelerated laboratory testing. COLORBOND® steel undergoes corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing (to ensure it can be used in a wide range of building and manufacturing applications, and with all the common building products used across the industry) and outdoor exposure testing. As part of the assessment program, there are over 12,000 panels on exposure across Australia, ranging from moderate to very severe marine environments, and from tropical to industrial locations.
BlueScope’s assessment program for COLORBOND® steel is designed to replicate building applications in actual Australian conditions. By recreating actual building applications – including varying pitches, profiles, product types and the inclusion of unwashed areas – BlueScope’s assessment regime exceeds Australian testing standards for steel building products, giving a genuine understanding of how COLORBOND® steel will perform on real homes.
HOW IT IS MADE:
Manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards (AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728) and tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions over the last 50 years, genuine COLORBOND® steel is far more than just ‘paint on steel’.
The steel base is manufactured to meet relevant Australian Standards, ensuring strict adherence to the required grade and strength.
The base is then coated in BlueScope’s industry leading metallic coating to provide enhanced corrosion resistance.
A thin pretreatment layer is applied to optimise the adhesion of further coatings.
A corrosion inhibitive primer is baked onto the surface.
A topcoat of specially developed, exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering and to ensure the finish retains its look for longer.