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Technical Bulletin TB 01A - Steel Roofing Products - Selection Guide (Aug 2016, 495 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 (Oct 2013, 159 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 & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)
This two page document outlines information on the overpainting and restoration of COLORBOND® prepainted steel sheet. Topics covered are: overpainting-new surfaces, old damaged surfaces, suitable paints, accessory painting or match painting, handling COLORBOND® steel
Technical Bulletin TB 03 - AQUAPLATE® steel for Water Tanks (Sep 2013, 393 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Description of AQUAPLATE® steel; 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 (Jan 2017, 412 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: Maintenance of COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel; Method for cleaning COLORBOND® steel products; Precaution against corrosion
Technical Bulletin TB 05 - Swarf Staining of Steel Profiles (Sep 2013, 347 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: General information on swarf; Prevention of swarf - cutting, drilling and cleaning up; Identification of swarf; Effect of swarf on performance; Repair of swarf on metallic coated and prepainted steel
Technical Bulletin TB 06 - Curving of Corrugated Steel Sheeting (Sep 2013, 365 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction to curving; Material specification table; Curving Rolls; Common problems, their causes and the remedies; Curving of COLORBOND® steel, AQUAPLATE® steel and ZINCALUME® steel
Technical Bulletin TB 07 - Care and Storage of Exterior BlueScope Steel Coated Steel Products Prior to Installation (Mar 2016, 340 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Site storage
Technical Bulletin TB 08 - Flashing Materials for ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel sheet (Sep 2013, 291 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: Compatibility of metals - lead and copper; Other flashing materials
Technical Bulletin TB 09 - Sealants for Exterior Finishes (Aug 2013, 508 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Neutral cure sealants; fasteners; simple means of sealing, fastening and joining; Painting over silicon contaminated surfaces; Tank making
Technical Bulletin TB 10 - Cut edge and bend protection of next generation ZINCALUME® aluminium/zinc/magnesium alloy-coated steel and COLORBOND® prepainted steel with Activate® technology (Aug 2013, 747 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: CUT EDGES - ZINCALUME® steel with Activate® technology; COLORBOND® steel with Activate® technology: BENDS- ZINCALUME® steel with Activate® technology; COLORBOND® steel with Activate® technology: Bends;
Technical Bulletin TB 13 - General Guide to Good Practices in the use of Steel Roofing and Walling Products (Sep 2013, 414 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Correct selection of materials; Design - minimum pitch, correct support spacing, steel thickness; Site storage before building, laying procedure; Fasteners - placement, size, type, life expectancy and compatibility; Avoidance of swarf damage; Compatibility of accessories including flashings and sealants; Maintenance procedures to contribute to long life
Technical Bulletin TB 14 - Builders Guide to Australian Steel Sheet and Strip Standards (Oct 2014, 772 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Steel sheet material standards - coating class, mechanical properties; Product and installation standards; Coating types and their compatibility with other metals; How to specify for best product performance - corrugated roofing/wall cladding, other profiles of roofing/wall cladding, rainwater goods
Technical Bulletin TB 15 - Selection And Use Of Steel Gutter Downpipe and Fascia Products (May 2014, 201 KB)
This three page technical bulletin outlines: What happens to rainwater; Effect of roofing material; A Case Study; BlueScope Steel Research Laboratories studies; Importance of correct specification; Gutter and downpipe specification
Technical Bulletin TB 16 - Fasteners for Roofing and Walling Products - Selection Guide (Sep 2013, 361 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Environmental conditions; Choice of fasteners for long life; Washers used with fasteners; Shank corrosion; Material compatibility and fastener types; Table 1: Fastener materials for use with roofing and walling manufactured from BlueScope Steel strip and sheet products
Technical Bulletin TB 17 - Selection Guide for Galvanized Steel Purlin Products (Sep 2013, 407 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 ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel (Aug 2013, 189 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Storing ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel; Field painting ZINCALUME® steel; Slitting ZINCALUME® steel and TRUECORE® steel; Sealing, fastening, joining and welding; Adverse conditions;
Technical Bulletin TB 19 - COLORBOND® Metallic prepainted steel (Jun 2014, 797 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Geometric metamerism; Ordering; Rollforming; Installation
Technical Bulletin TB 21 - Resistance Spot Welding of BlueScope Steel Metallic-Coated Steel Sheet (Aug 2013, 447 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: The mechanism of electrode degredation; The effect of welding current upslope; The effect of electrode tip angle; The effect of electrode tip diameter; The effect of electrode chemistries; Some do's and dont's
Technical Bulletin TB 22 - COLORBOND® prepainted steel - Colour Design Considerations (Sep 2013, 659 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Understanding Paint Systems; Product Testing Regime, Colour selection for your project; Referenced Australian Standards.
Technical Bulletin TB 23 - Possible Problems Relating to the Mixing of Different Prepainted Products (Aug 2013, 448 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: Different paint systems; Stock turnover
Technical Bulletin TB 24 - COLORBOND® Graffiti Removal (Feb 2014, 226 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Anti-graffiti coatings; Graffiti removers
Technical Bulletin TB 26 - Weather Resistant Steels (Aug 2013, 540 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction; Corrosion Resistance; Use and handling of weathering steels; Welding; Availability; Architectural Applications; Referenced Australian Standards
Technical Bulletin TB 27 - Identification of Fungus in the field and Recommendations for its Removal (Aug 2013, 729 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 (Aug 2013, 738 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction to reflectivity; Ineffective policies; Case-by-case assessment; Thermal efficiency; Environmental benefits; Commercial/industrial buildings
Technical Bulletin TB 29 - DECKFORM® Zinc-coated Structural Steel (Aug 2013, 535 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Background to the introduction of DECKFORM® steel; Applications where DECKFORM® steel can be used; Maintenance; Stud welding DECKFORM® steel; On-site welding
Technical Bulletin TB 30 - Sheds and Garages (Aug 2013, 738 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: Maintenance; Design; Edge Detailing; Formwork; Gutter design; Fasteners; Immersion; Chemical usage / storage with regards to Sheds and Garages
Technical Bulletin TB 31 - COLORBOND® Permagard® steel for Coolroom Panels (Nov 2016, 443 KB)
This two page datasheet outlines information on COLORBOND® Permagard® steel for Coolroom Panels. It includes: Method of construction; Good practice; Other fittings.
Technical Bulletin TB 32 - Impact of Hail Damage To COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel roofing (Aug 2013, 458 KB)
This one page technical bulletin outlines: The impact of damage received from hail storms
Technical Bulletin TB 33 - Guidelines for ZINCALUME® steel and Zinc Coated Steels in High Temperature Applications and Food Contact (Aug 2013, 176 KB)
This two page technical bulletin outlines: This Technical bulletin provides general guidelines for the use of ZINCALUME® steel and Zinc Coated steels in high temperature and food contact applications.
Technical Bulletin TB 34 - Steel House Frames (Aug 2013, 821 KB)
This four page technical bulletin outlines: Introduction to Steel House Frames; Handling and site storage; Termite considerations; Wall Frames; Roof Trusses; Wall insulation; Wall ties; Phone/Radio Reception; Noise; Fasteners; Lightning; Warranty
Technical Bulletin TB 35 - Australian Salt Marine Classifications (Aug 2013, 652 KB)
This two 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 (Aug 2013, 632 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;