Thursday, March 28, 2013

Roofing over Easter

Roofing & Rollforming for April

BlueScope Update:

Well it been busy for BlueScope on their website "Next generation ZINCALUMEand seemed to have done a really good revamp with heaps more information in all areas plus technical info, warranty lengths, sustainability, compliance, specifications and resource links. Well done BlueScope on this change in introducing a great new product that utilises less raw materials but with an extended lifespan.

And here is the new warranty schedule:

Warranties for next generation ZINCALUME® steel AM125
ApplicationWarranty periodIncrease
Roofing located 100 to 200 metres from severe marine influencesUp to 10 yearsNew
Roofing located 400 to 600 metres from severe marine influencesUp to 20 years33%
Roofing located 600 to 1000 metres from severe marine influencesUp to 25 years25%
Roofing located 1000 to 5000 metres from severe marine influencesUp to 30 years20%
Roofing located greater than 5000 metres from severe marine influencesUp to 36 years20%

And now for Fielders Steel:

This is definitely on the market and a buyer is close whether from Australia or Overseas. Mr. Pretty is continuing down the path he outlined nearly at the beginning of his appointment.
Here Mr. Pretty outlines his plan for the manufacturing side of Hills:
Mr. Pretty at Hills HQ.
Here in the Adelaide Now Newspaper:
Mr Pretty said there was considerable interest in both Fielders and Orrcon, including an Australian and an overseas company each keen on buying both firms.
Won't be long for Fielders to be sold, but Orrcon may take a little longer. Latest rumour is Asian buyer for Fielders just today, when I thought it could only have been Australian. Doesn't matter, it going to be sold sooner than later. With Centenary, Aramax and Endurance it will be a reasonable buy providing the price is right for both parties. Interesting times ahead.

Now biggest house being built in Australia:

And Fielders Adelaide have picked up the roof for this monster. Well done. The structure they call a house is amazing:
Fielders adding the roof to this monster.

Go to Home of the Rich website to see the full size pictures. Apparently the roof is standing seam, but there looks like quite a few dome and curved areas in this one. Someone asked the question "Why would you only have 5 bathrooms in a house this big?".

But this is NOT the biggest House in the world - THIS IS:

Biggest House in the world.
The Biggest House in the world site is here. It's the Istana Nurul Iman Palace of the Sultan of Brunei.
Here's some facts on the joint they call home:
The palace was built in 1984 at a cost of around $1.4 billion USD and has 564 chandeliers, 51,000 light bulbs, 44 stairwells, and 18 elevators. It is also a home to a car collection that includes custom-made Ferraris and Bentleys as well as 165 Rolls-Royce's. It contains 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, and a floor area of 2,152,782 square feet (200,000 m²). Amenities include 5 swimming pools, and an air conditioned stable for the Sultan’s 200 polo ponies, a 110-car garage, a banquet hall that can be expanded to accommodate up to 4,000 guests, and a mosque accommodating 1,500 people.

A 110 car garage, 257 bathrooms - makes the Adelaide one look like the old outhouse.

Now back to Fielders: On Twitter they posted this:
38,000m2 of RF55 1.0mm will be supplied to Fusionpolis in Singapore, two prestigious skyscrapers. See concept here:

And this is the photo:

Fusionopolis - Singapore.
Is this being manufactured in Australia? I doubt it, shipping would kill the operation. Is there a mobile mill in Singapore? Is Fielders Singapore sister company doing this and not Fielders Australia? Is this the new buyer in Australia for Fielders? Here's a photo of Fusionopolis in 2007 - nearly 6 years ago and this is being announced now?

And Fielders are supplying 38,000 sq meters of RF55 for this building. More info please Mr. Pretty.

Happy Easter everyone. Thanks to all the regular readers, commenter's etc.

Also a New Website to be released on Tuesday - exciting information coming shortly.


  1. Being manufactured in Asia through licensing agreement with m-metal, partnership was announced a long time ago and has been discussed many times including in hills shareholders presentation

    1. Yes I know, but they have now just corrected a tweet from 20th March to now read: "38,000m2 of RF55 1.0mm will be supplied to the expansion of the Fusionopolis project site in Singapore" That's better. "Expansion."

  2. Which Tuesday is the new website coming?

    And who is the website for?

    1. I should have the Tuesday just gone, looking like being tomorrow Friday or Saturday morning. Apologies - beyond my control.

      The website is for:.... revealed tomorrow or Saturday.

    2. Your being rather elusive Roofer - is it a new company, product, service or ???

    3. SW,
      I have all the details, but not allowed to release it until their website is ready, so you can search through Google, Bing etc etc.

      It's NOT a new roofing or rollforming company, it's not a new product, it's not a new service.

      My disclosure is that I am going to be paid (very little I may add) - hopefully in the next hour or so when the website will be available for me to release. That is all I can say at the moment. I will do a very short article with all the info shortly.

      N.B. This is the first income as "The Roofer" (more than one I may add) has earned apart from the current website links operating.

      The only hint I can give is that I have mentioned this on numerous occasions.

    4. I meant to add also that is has no backing from anyone from within any of the Australian Rollforming or Roofing companies.

  3. what is it a new roofing company ?

    1. Anon,

      See my replies to SILENTWITNESS above.

  4. Warranty period by Zincalume is just amazing. (y)