Roofing made from COLORBOND steel is becoming increasingly popular within the building trade due to its design flexibility and compatibility with other materials.
COLORBOND steel can be used on almost any style of home, from modern to traditional, from big developments to small buildings and in almost any chosen shape or design. In addition to this, steel can be used easily with various other materials, such as timber, fibre cement and brick, to give builders a diverse range of options to choose from.
One great example of the flexibility of steel is seen in builder Better Home’s award winning display home, The Horizon. Located at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills, NSW, The Horizon incorporates several composite materials including a roof made from COLORBOND steel, weatherboard cladding and acrylic rendering.
The use of pitched roof lines and a multi-dimensional frontage gives the home a contemporary feel that ties in perfectly with the coastal theme of the area. Also, roofing made from COLORBOND steel was chosen for The Horizon due to its great spanning capability and flexibility in the design of the house.
The home is designed in an L shape to allow for open plan living and a vaulted roof line was chosen to provide shade and privacy in the outdoor living area without creating a closed in feeling. Roofing made from COLORBOND steel was chosen as it has great spanning capabilities, especially with unusual shapes, and can cover a home with minimal structural support.