LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB® is a thinner material, but of high strength steel suitable for roofs and walls. The LYSAGHT CUSTOM BLUE ORB® is a thicker material but of softer strength steel, suitable for pre-curving for use in verandahs and tanks, but also roofs and walls.
No! Any trade can work with steel framing. In fact some trades benefit, for example, bricklayers will install the brick ties by simply clipping them into the stud. Most frames are installed by qualified framers who work with both steel and timber.
As a composite slab, LYSAGHT BONDEK® can be fire-rated up to 4 hours, without the use of a fire spray on the underside of the sheeting.
- Fast and easy to instal
- Termite resistant with an integral ant-cap
- Fixing methods ensure minimal bounce and squeaks from the floor
- Corrosion resistance is excellent because all flooring members have been galvanised, hot dip galvanised or have a ZINCALUME® steel coating
- Pre-cut components save time/labour costs on-site
- Product shapes and fixings assist quick and easy installation
- Strength of steel can be used to reduce pier numbers and therefore footings
- Lightweight products will reduce or eliminate the need for crane hire saving you money
- Engineered and certified product backed by BlueScope Lysaght's design team
Because LYSAGHT FLATDEK® is pan fixed it is recommended that it be used in open sided awnings where a high degree of weather tightness is not required.
You will need 2 standard LYSAGHT® fence posts, 2 CUSTOMSCREEN® universal rails, 3 CUSTOMSCREEN® infill sheets, 1 LYSAGHT® Post Cap, 17 self-drilling hex. head screws 10-16x16.
You will need 2 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fence posts, 2 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 3 fencing infill sheets, 14 self-drilling screws and your choice of post caps.
No, the products are completely compatible and interchangeable.
You will need 2 SMARTASCREEN® fence posts, 1 SMARTASCREEN® bottom rail, 1 SMARTASCREEN® top rail, 3 fencing infill sheets, 14 self-drilling screws and your choice of post caps.
No! Because a steel frame creates a positive earth, a lightning strike will have no effect. The energy is allowed to go straight to the ground, and is not dissipated destructively as in conventional framing.
No. We do not recommend LYSAGHT MULTICLAD® for roofing purposes. Try our roofing profiles for other suggestions. However this product is commonly used as an overall cladding for trailers, portable buildings, and the like.
Some trades may choose to initially charge a little more for a steel framed home reflecting a reluctance to working with steel for the first time. However, with familiarity and competition, most trades quickly change their attitudes to NOT charge a premium for fixing steel. You will be able to enjoy the strength, reliability and convenience of steel frames without paying more.
LYSAGHT SPANDEK® can be sprung curved. The sheets are delivered in straight lengths but curved as they are installed onto the supports, to form a curved roof. See our manual on how to Install LYSAGHT® Steel Roofing & Walling for more details.
The high gloss provides greater light reflectance and this reduces the need for additional lighting or translucent roof sheets. The colours have also been chosen to assist in getting this "lighting" affect. The finish is also aesthetically pleasing for open structures.
Each product has benefits and uses in particular situations. As a cladding LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB® in a 0.48mm BMT has about the same strength as LYSAGHT CUSTOM BLUE ORB® in 0.60mm. Therefore, if you don't need to curve the material and it is required for cladding, the thinner steel would be more economical.
Most fences feature galvanised steel posts and COLORBOND® steel infill sheets. Immersing the galvanised steel posts in concrete does not cause any corrosion problems but you should not allow the concrete to contact the rails or infill sheets of the fence. Check with your fencing supplier.
Yes. though for detailed availability you should refer to your local BlueScope Lysaght branch or distributor. Generally, it is sold as stock lengths of 7500mm.
No, we recommend LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB®, in 0.42mm or 0.48mm base metal thickness (BMT) for roofing purposes. LYSAGHT CUSTOM BLUE ORB®, 0.6mm BMT can also be used for curved roofing. LYSAGHT WALLCLAD® is available in a 0.55mm base metal thickness (BMT). Bluescope Lysaght recommends 0.42mm BMT as a minimum for roofing purposes. LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB® is our equivalent corrogated profile for roofing, which is available as 0.42mm and 0.48mm BMT. LYSAGHT CUSTOM BLUE ORB® in 0.6mm BMT can also be used for curved roofing.
LYSAGHT TRIMWALL® is available in a 0.35mm base metal thickness (BMT). For roofing products we recommended using 0.42mm or 0.48 BMT our roofing equivelent for TRIMWALL® is TRIMDEK®
LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® 40 is suitable for use in cyconic regions when supplied in 0.75 BMT or greater.
Yes! When installed correctly, steel frames are safe because the frames are earthed. When exposed to a live wire, the earthing will create a short and trip the residual current safety switch reducing the chance of electrocution. All new housing is required to be fitted with residual current safety switches. At times, steel framing can actually be safer than the alternatives because of these safety features.
LYSAGHT EMLINE® Gutter is the largest of our residential gutters. It is only produced in Queensland due to the heavy rainfall experienced in this state. The front measures 140mm, the base is 125mm and the back is 89mm. It is available with a slotted front for overflow during heavy rain.
Yes, LYSAGHT® Gutters offer various fixing methods. You have the choice of fixing to our LYSAGHT NOVALINE® Fascia System using our secret fixed Spring Clip and Overstrap that require no drilling or screwing, or the General Purpose Bracket which is attached to other fascias with rivets or screws. Both offer secure support.
Yes. We have fully tested and evaluated our fence systems both in our NATA registered laboratory and using the latest computer modelling software. We can certify that they meet all relevant Australian Standards, including AS1538-1988 (Cold Formed Structures) & AS1170.2 (Wind Loading Code).
No! The move to lighter gauge materials and boxed sections in the frames allows the use of new nailing techniques or cheaper needle point screws. Nailing, or a combination of nails and screws may also be used depending on the application.
With steel in house frames, this movement is negligible due to minimal direct heat transfer to the frame, even in hot weather. Furthermore, steel possesses a compatible expansion coefficient with that of plasterboard, thereby minimising the incidence of cracking. It is neither better nor worse - it is a different type of movement. If steel is exposed to direct heat, it would tend to expand and contract over a relatively short time cycle, whereas timber shrinks, expands and creeps over a somewhat longer time.
While steel framing may have higher sound transmission characteristics than that of timber frames there will be no shrinkage or cracking noises due to frame settlement, so steel frames will not be any noisier than any other framing material.
LYSAGHT SPANDEK® is a deeper cladding and therefore, has a greater spanning ability and higher water carrying capabilities. However, because it is a deeper cladding, it cannot be sprung curved to the same tight curves as LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB®.
The size of the cantilever is 10% of the adjacent internal span or 500mm whichever is the lesser. Please note that the LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® 120 must be one continuous length from internal span to the end of the cantilever.
The size of the cantilever is 10% of the adjacent internal span, or 350mm, whichever is the lesser. Please note that the LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® 61 must be one continuous length from internal span to the end of the cantilever.
LYSAGHT BONDEK® can be used as formwork and as a reinforcement in composite slabs. It can be used in a wide range of building construction including steel, concrete and masonry framing system with a minimum ground clearance of 450mm. It is typically designed as a one-way slab.
COLORBOND® steel fences should not be installed within 1 kilometre of marine, severe industrial or other corrosive environments.
Yes. Because of the unique assembly systems, additions are relatively simple to make. Furthermore, the original steel structure will be straight and true regardless of its age, making the job of matching up the addition easier.
Steel is a superior product for long term investment, with the added advantages of being light, strong, non-combustible, is termite and borer proof and will not shrink or warp. Steel framing has the durability and structural integrity to easily outlive the life of your building.
Yes. However, specific fixing requirements will need to be met. Please contact us for more information.
Yes, it can. This means the support spacings can be increased. Please contact us for more information.
Yes, though for detailed availability you should refer to your local Lysaght branch or distributor. Generally it is sold as stock lengths of 7500mm. Please contact us for more information.
Generally LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® 40 is sold in stock lengths of 7500mm. Custom cut lengths may be considered for large volume orders. Contact your local Lysaght branch for further information.
"LYSAGHT CUSTOM ORB®" is the name given to the "corrugated iron" cladding shape made by Lysaght. The name came from the customs stamp on the corrugated iron when it was first imported from England about 150 years ago. The stamp was of the royal "orb" (ball shape on top of the royal staff). The colour reference relates to the type of steel used many years ago. The "blue" was referred to as the soft steel and the "red" referred to the hard or strong steel. The "red" in the name has been dropped over the years.