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Technical Bulletin TB 01A - Steel Roofing Products - Selection Guide (118 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Atmospheric exposure conditions; Marine Influence; Industrial Influence; Unusually harsh internal service conditions; Roofing made from galvanised steel; Fasteners and accessories; Thermal efficiency
Technical Bulletin TB 01B - Steel Walling Products - Selection Guide (256 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Performance of steel walling; Unwashed areas; Design; Maintenance, Fasteners and accessories; Thermal efficiency
Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting and restoration of exterior BlueScope coated steel products (119 KB)
This two page document outlines information on the overpainting and restoration of exterior BlueScope coated steel products and repair of minor scratches and blemishes.
Technical Bulletin TB 03 - AQUAPLATE® steel for Water Tanks (288 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: Material specification and performance; Method of construction; Tank installation and connection; Painting of exterior tanks walls; Good practice with drinking water tanks
Technical Bulletin TB 04 - Maintenance of COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel (242 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlinesthe maintenance of COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel.
Technical Bulletin TB 05 - Swarf Staining (159 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: General information on swarf; Prevention of swarf - cutting, drilling and cleaning up; Effect on performance; Rectification.
Technical Bulletin TB 07 - Care of BlueScope coated steel products during transport and storage (103 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Transport and storage
Technical Bulletin TB 08 - Flashing Materials for ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel sheet (144 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines compatibility of flashing Materials for ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel sheet
Technical Bulletin TB 09 - Sealants for exterior BlueScope coated steel products (125 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Neutral cure sealants; Use in roof and wall cladding; Use in tank making
Technical Bulletin TB 10 - Cut edge and bend protection of next generation ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel (589 KB)
This six page technical bulletin outlines: Cut edges; bends; diagrams of bend edges and cut edge protection.
Technical Bulletin TB 13 - General Guide to Good Practices in the use of Steel Roofing and Walling Products (181 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: Correct selection of material; Handling steel roofing and walling material on site; fasteners; site storage before building; laying procedure; cutting and avoidance of swarf damage; compatibility of accessories including flashing and sealants; maintenance procedures to contribute to long life.
Technical Bulletin TB 14 - Professionals guide to Australian Standards for steel sheet and strip products (312 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Steel sheet material standards; Steel building product standards; Installation standards; How to specify for best product performance; Conforming Vs Complying
Technical Bulletin TB 15 - Selection and use of steel eave gutter, downpipe and fascia products (188 KB)
This four page technical bulletin serves as a guide to selecting the most appropriate BlueScope product for your eave gutters, downpipes and fascia, considering its intended location and the environmental factors likely to be encountered during its service life.
Technical Bulletin TB 16 - Fasteners for roofing, walling and accessory product - selection guide (298 KB)
This three page technical bulletin provides recommendations of compatible fasteners, most commonly self-drilling screws, for use with BlueScope roofing, walling and accessory products.
Technical Bulletin TB 17 - Selection guide for zinc-coated steel purlin products (149 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Products for purlin manufacture; Factors influencing purlin performance - regional influences, unwashed areas of buildings; Table 1: Coating class recommendations for typical building applications; Table 2: Guide to atmospheric exposure conditions
Technical Bulletin TB 18 - Guide to good practice - Processing and application of BlueScope coated steel products (131 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Storing BlueScope coated products; Slitting ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel; Forming ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel; Forming COLORBOND® steel; Field painting ZINCALUME® steel; Sealing and fastening, COLORBOND® steel, ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel; Adverse conditions.
Technical Bulletin TB 19 - COLORBOND® Metallic prepainted steel (167 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Geometric metamerism; Ordering; Rollforming; Installation; Accessories
Technical Bulletin TB 23 - Possible Problems Relating to the Mixing of Different Prepainted Products (97 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: Different paint systems; Stock turnover
Technical Bulletin TB 26 - REDCOR® weathering steel (227 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Formation of patina; Use of REDCOR® weathering steel limitations; Handling and Preparation; Design considerations; welding; fixing - facades; compatibility with other materials; bolted connections; fixing; availability
Technical Bulletin TB 27 - Identification of Fungus in the field and Recommendations for its Removal (217 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Occurrence of fungus; Characteristics of fungus - spotty grwoth, isolated growth, uniform coverage; Identification of fungus; Cleaning
Technical Bulletin TB 28 - Building Materials, Thermal Efficiency and Reflectivity (143 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Ineffective policies; Case-by-case assessment; Thermal efficiency; Environmental benefits; Commercial/industrial buildings
Technical Bulletin TB 29 - Guide to good practice - DECKFORM® steel for structural steel decking (335 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: applications; design and durability; maintenance guidelines and exposed surface considerations; low grade coated (LGC) DECKFORM® steel; concrete requirements; beam support requirements; on-site inspection and testing of welds
Technical Bulletin TB 30 - Sheds and Garages (284 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Maintenance; Design; Edge Detailing; Formwork; Gutter design; Fasteners; Immersion.
Technical Bulletin TB 31 - COLORBOND® Permagard® steel for Coolroom Panels (273 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines the antibacterial characteristic of COLORBOND® Permagard® steel as well as guidelines for installation and good practice relating to coolrooms
Technical Bulletin TB 32 - Impact of Hail Damage To COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel roofing (98 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: The impact of damage received from hail storms
Technical Bulletin TB 33 - ZINCALUME® steel and zinc-coated steel in high temperature and food contact applications (98 KB)
This one page technical bulletin provides information relating to the use of ZINCALUME® steel and zinc-coated steel in high temperature and food contact applications.
Technical Bulletin TB 34 - Steel Building Frames (533 KB)
This six page technical bulletin outlines information on steel building frames such as NASH publications; handling and site storage; wall frames made from TRUECORE® steel; Earthing the frame; roof trusses; incompatible materials; lightning; marine locations; fasteners; noise; warranty.
Technical Bulletin TB 35 - Australian Salt Marine Classifications (153 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Australian Marine Classifications; Definitions; referenced Australian Standards
Technical Bulletin TB 36 Guide to Good Practice - Steel Roofing and PhotoVoltaic Panels (301 KB)
This three page technical bulletin relates to the installation of framed PV panels mounted above steel roofing: PV Installation considerations; Compatibility of materials with roofing made from COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel; Avoiding potential damage to the COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel roof; Sunscreens; Maintaining the water tightness of the existing roof made from COLORBOND® steel or ZINCALUME® steel; Rainwater Collection; Fasteners and brackets; Swarf; Electrical cables, Earthing; Safety; Maintenance;
Technical Bulletin TB 37 - Prevention of sunscreen damage (144 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines information of sunscreen damage to COLORBOND® steel: Topics Include: Introduction; Effect on prepainted steel; rectification; preventative measures.
Technical Bulletin TB 38 - Effect of Touch-up Paint (187 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines information on the use of touch up paint on COLORBOND® steel: Topics covered are: Introduction; Repair of minor scratches and blemishes; How to tell that it's touch up paint; Summary