Choose Strength & Durability

Steel tested in Australian conditions,
for our Australian way of life

With over 50 years in Australia, COLORBOND® steel is part of our landscape – from our towns and cities to the countryside and coast.

The enduring style, beauty and looks of COLORBOND® steel owe a lot to its durability and ease of maintenance. That’s why it’s used in all sorts of ways in homes both old and new all over Australia.


Manufactured in Australia to Australian Standards AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728 and tested in some of the harshest Australian conditions over the past 50 years, genuine COLORBOND® steel for roofing and walling is far more than just ‘paint on steel’.

  1. The steel base is manufactured to meet relevant Australian Standards, ensuring strict adherence to the required grade and strength.
  2. The base is then coated in BlueScope’s industry-leading metallic coating incorporating Activate® technology* to provide enhanced corrosion resistance.
  3. A thin pre-treatment layer is applied to optimise the adhesion of further coatings.
  4. A corrosion inhibitive primer is baked onto the surface.
  5. 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.
*Activate® technology is not available for COLORBOND® Intramax® steel, and COLORBOND® steel products with a galvanised steel substrate.