Specifying product correctly is the first step to ensure product material compliancy to Australian standards in the building industry, however it is also important to ensure product is compliant throughout the procurement & construction phase. Here are a handy list of things to consider at the different stages.

Specify product correctly

Specify profile, brand of steel and technical description. For example:

  • Roof/Wall spec (ZINCALUME® steel)

    Fielders S-Rib™ Corrugated/ Stramit® Corrugated/ Lysaght Custom Orb® roof sheets manufactured from ZINCALUME® steel made by BlueScope Steel with .42/.48/.60 BMT, G550 Tensile Strength and AM125 Metallic coating class steel substrate conforming to AS 1397:2011. The roof sheeting, walling and accessories shall be designed and installed in accordance with manufacturers specification.

  • Roof/ Wall spec (COLORBOND® steel)

    Fielders S-Rib™ Corrugated/ Stramit® Corrugated/ Lysaght Custom Orb® roof sheets manufactured from COLORBOND® steel made by BlueScope Steel with .42/.48/.60 BMT, G550 Tensile Strength and AZ150* Metallic coating class steel substrate conforming to AS 1397:2011 and paint coating conforming to AS/NZS 2728:2007. The roof sheeting, walling and accessories shall be designed and installed in accordance with manufacturers specification.

  • Insulated Panel Spec (Bondor Example)

    Bondor MetecnoPanel® insulated Panels with Polyisocyanurate (PIR) FM approved core shall be manufactured using COLORBOND® Permagard® steel skins in colour Permaguard White® (anti bacterial) made by BlueScope Steel with 0.60 BMT, G300 Tensile Strength and Z275 Metallic coating class steel substrate conforming to AS 1397:2011 and paint coating conforming to AS/NZS 2728:2007. The panels and accessories shall be designed and installed in accordance with manufacturers specification.

Look for conformance in writing

  • Does the tender or invoice describe the product in the same way you specified? Signs of substitution include references to “corry”, “aluzinc”, “zinc”, “painted”, “colour”, “similar to”, “equivalent to”, etc. Also look out for the use of generic colour names such as slate grey instead of BlueScope Steel trademarked names such as Woodland Grey®.
  • Ask the shortlisted installers to confirm that their quote adheres to your stipulation for BlueScope Steel or Australian Steel.

Look for evidence on site

  • Check delivery dockets for signs of generic descriptions.
  • Look for the identification on the product (this is mandatory to meet conformance to Australian Standards and Building Codes).
  • Call us for assistance.