The Great Australian Builder, building with COLORBOND® steel.

Over the last five decades, COLORBOND® steel has earned its place as a household name, recognised for its quality, strength and with an evolving colour range that complements residential design trends. COLORBOND® steel can provide the perfect finish for any home.

Photo of a single storey Simonds home in Yarrabilba

COLORBOND® steel is designed for Australia.

Here in Australia, our homes face some pretty challenging weather conditions, from extreme heat and cold to dust, rain, wind and hail. That’s why we offer COLORBOND® steel roofs. Strong, beautiful and durable, COLORBOND® steel is tried and tested in Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance.

When building your new Simonds home, you’ll have 22 colours and six colours also available in a matt finish. From Melbourne’s urban streetscapes to the golden shores of the Sunshine Coast, regardless of where you are, COLORBOND® steel speaks to quintessential Australian design, giving you the opportunity to create a facade that effortlessly blends in, yet celebrates the diverse surrounding landscape.

Why choose COLORBOND® steel?

It’s tried and tested.

As the Great Australian Builder, we’re with you for the long haul, which is why we choose to use COLORBOND® steel. COLORBOND® steel is tried and tested in Australian conditions to look great and deliver outstanding, long life performance. COLORBOND® steel is assessed at outdoor exposure sites around Australia, as well as in accelerated laboratory testing. As part of the assessment program, there are over 12,000 panels, at various locations in some of the most challenging Australian conditions, to give a genuine understanding of how COLORBOND® steel will perform on real homes.

Thermal efficiency.

Choosing the right roof colour and roofing material can mean real savings on energy bills and help create more comfortable temperatures within a home. Twenty-one of the core Classic colours in the COLORBOND® steel range (that’s all of them except for Night Sky®) together with the six Matt colours feature special Thermatech® solar reflectance technology. Thermatech® technology is designed to reflect more of the sun’s heat on hot sunny days, which can help keep homes cooler in the summer.*

Contains recycled materials.

As we’re trying to leave a better, more sustainable world for the generations after us, what better place to start, than right in the home and with the roof over our heads. All COLORBOND® steel contains recycled content and the steel in COLORBOND® steel is 100% recyclable. In some cases it can be reused without reprocessing, again saving on energy and resource use.

It gives you more time to enjoy life.

Settling into your new home should be about embracing the laid-back Australian way of living, not finding yourself overwhelmed with endless upkeep and maintenance. Simple maintenance of COLORBOND® steel by regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods thus protecting your asset.

Explore our displays featuring COLORBOND® steel

Get up and close to experience the quality and cutting-edge design of a COLORBOND® steel roof for yourself.

Merton 26, Yarrabilba Display Centre


Leyton, Aura Estate DV3 - Bells Creek


Garner, Springfield Rise - Spring Mountain

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Whether you’re ready to build your dream home, already building or just have a few questions, we're here to help.

*Results will depend on roof colour, roof shape, level and location of insulation, type, location, shape, and function of the building.

COLORBOND®, Thermatech®, BlueScope and ® colour names are registered trade marks of BlueScope Steel Limited, ABN 16 000 011 058. All rights reserved.

Simonds acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.