There are so many reasons why COLORBOND® steel is the right choice for your building needs.

1. Looks Better For Longer

COLORBOND® steel now with its 22 designer-colour palette and advanced paint technology provides a durable, baked-on paint finish that resists peeling, chipping and cracking, so the COLORBOND® steel features of your project such as  roofing, walling, guttering and garage doors - will look better for longer.

2. Leading Innovation

For many decades, COLORBOND® steel has been a popular choice for many Australian projects. As a commitment to being on the forefont of current and emerging building design demands and trends, COLORBOND® steel introduces Activate® Technology. This industry leading coating technology, enhances the protective coating of COLORBOND® steel substrate, making COLORBOND® steel one of the world's toughest, most advanced building materials. See how COLORBOND® steel is made.

3. Tried And Tested

The legendary lifespan of COLORBOND® steel is the result of decades of performance-monitoring under some of Australia's hardest conditions. This happens at exposure testing sites across Australia. So you can be sure COLORBOND® steel is made for durability in Australian conditions.

4. Smaller Environmental Footprint

The Introduction of Activate® Technology is also important for those choosing materials with sustainability in mind. COLORBOND® steel with Activate® Technology uses fewer metal resources and has an increased lifespan, compared to original COLORBOND® steel. The result is a smaller environmental footprint.

5. Thermal Comfort

COLORBOND® steel colours include Thermatech® Technology2Thermatech® Technology can be an effective way to reduce the energy load of your home through less reliance of air-conditioning, providing you with more comfort, losing less energy3.


6. Location Location

Wether your project is inland, or by the coast, COLORBOND® steel has a colour or product to meet the needs that your building demands. Learn more about COLORBOND® Ultra steel recommended for coastal and industrial environments.


7. Peace Of Mind

The increased performance provided by Activate® Technology allows BlueScope to offer greater warranty periods for COLORBOND® steel. To learn more about warranties visit

1 Standard COLORBOND® steel (AM100 coating) compared to previous COLORBOND® steel (AZ150), in all 18 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) environmental impact catagories when used in commercial and industrial roofing applications. The result of the LCA study are not applicable to COLORBOND® Ultra Steel.
2 Thermatech® technology is not available in Night Sky®.
3 Results will depend on level of inculation, building shape and function.
4 Warranty subject to application and eligibility criteria. For full terms and conditions visit or contact us