Lysaght

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

Of course each individual application situation is different, however there are a number of features of a patio or carport constructed from steel structural supports and steel roof sheeting:

  • COLORBOND® steel is designed and manufactured in Australia for the harsh Australian environment.
  • It won’t rot, warp, chip, or peel
  • Termites won’t eat it
  • Doesn’t need repainting
  • Quick and clean installation
  • Lightweight but strong structure
  • SmartParts™ for easy installation and attachment to your home

Visit Australian Made Colorbond Steel for more comprehensive details on the benefits.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

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 number of downpipes required depends on the design and layout of the gutters. To calculate the capacity you need to refer to our information on how to Install LYSAGHT® Steel Roofing & Walling, "Chapter 6, Roof Drainage". This will give the formula to calculate the volume of water. Placement of the downpipes should be kept to a maximum of 10 metres apart for residential applications. Larger industrial gutters can space to a maximum of 18 metres.

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.

We recommend spacing the clips approximately 1000mm apart, along the gutter.

Standing and looking toward the house, with the front of the gutter facing you, the left hand side is the left hand stop end and the right hand side is the right hand stop end.

Yes, these are called internal or external 'mitres'.

There are clips for both metal and timber fixing. The clips for metal fixing are called metal fix clips, and have the tail of the clip bent in a 'U' shape. These are made to slide over the back edge of standard metal fascia. A clip to suit a timber tilt board, has a straight tail, allowing it to be nailed onto the rafter/tilt.

By span we take the distance between centres of supports. There are 3 major considerations when establishing span distance:

  1. What slab thickness is being used?
  2. What gauge of LYSAGHT BONDEK® is being used?
  3. Is the underside of the slab going to be visible or not?

When these considerations are known, the tables in our BONDEK® Users Guide can be used effectively to design BONDEK® formwork.
Download LYSAGHT BONDEK® Users Guide (815 KB)

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.

Capping is available for both the LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® and LYSAGHT EMLINE® gutters. Used for barge capping, the profile matches the fascia gutter.

There will always be projects where this will be necessary. In these situations we can provide the traditional purlin profiles (subject to enquiry), however there may be an extended lead-time or some minimum order requirements.

Yes! These materials should be isolated because in the presence of water these materials will develop galvanic cells which will result in rapid destruction of the protective metal coating of the steel frame. Copper pipes are easily isolated from the frame by using nylon grommets or face fixed to the studs using plastic clips. Both of these systems also resist water hammer noise.

There is a wide range of tapers that are available in LYSAGHT LONGLINE 305®. LYSAGHT LONGLINE 305® has a cover width of 305mm and it can be tapered to a narrow end as low as 145mm (over a minimum sheet length of 5m).

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.

No. LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® Gutters are usually used on straight runs. If corners are required the plumber will need to fabricate them.

No. LYSAGHT® fencing has not been designed or tested for use in this application. It is highly likely the soil will cause corrosion of the COLORBOND® steel.

Wall cladding profiles are not as robust as roofing profiles and thus need to be limited in length to minimise the possibility of damage due to handling. Thus the length available in LYSAGHT EASYCLAD® is limited to 9000mm.

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 main reason for this is the specially engineered shape of the LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® section.

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.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 2 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 17 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps.

**NOTE: Ripple Tek® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice, 27 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps, 2 post infill strips (optional)

**NOTE: Ripple Teks® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

The standard heights are 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2100mm.

Yes. The new SupaPurlin profile has added features (web stiffeners) that will increase its performance in floor applications. The SupaPurlin profile can also be used in all other applications where the traditional purlins have been used.

No.
The flange dimensions and flange shape do not allow these profiles to lap with each other. Thus in projects where there is to be an extension from an existing building there will need to be some attention to detailing to allow the connection to be made. This will be as simple as some notching of lips of the new purlins to be installed.

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.

Yes, it can. Consideration should be given to minimise the sag and thus the support spacing should be limited to 900mm spacing and it may be necessary to have additional fasteners in the pans.

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.

You should check with your local council for regulations on fences around pool areas. Particular care needs to be taken if COLORBOND® steel is to be installed within the 'splash zone'. Both salt and chlorine may have a corrosive effect on the COLORBOND® steel finish and as such, may negate a warranty claim.

For more information Download Corrosion Technical Bulletin CTB 21 - Special Service Environments: Enclosed Swimming Pool Buildings (230 KB)

"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.

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LYSAGHT® has produced a clip which allows LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® to be removed without damage. The clip also makes the sheets easier to install.

In some states of Australia, steel roofing falls under the category of plumbing, which can only be performed by a licensed contractor. Please refer to your local authority for advice relevant to your state.

It is not recommended to unclip LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 once the cladding is installed. Unclipping can damage the clips, cladding or metallic coating on the cladding. It is difficult to assess how LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 will perform after such damage.

No, the mobile rollformer is self powered and designed to work in most conditions without the need to plug in to secondary power.

The special locating tabs on the spacer bar of the LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® clip can be flattened easily to allow adjustment during installation.

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.

It is good practice to only walk in the pans, however at supports only it is safe to stand on the ribs.

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.

We recommend spacing the clips approximately 1000mm apart, along the gutter.

Standing and looking toward the house, with the front of the gutter facing you, the left hand side is the left hand stop end and the right hand side is the right hand stop end.

Yes, these are called internal or external 'mitres'.

There are clips for both metal and timber fixing. The clips for metal fixing are called metal fix clips, and have the tail of the clip bent in a 'U' shape. These are made to slide over the back edge of standard metal fascia. A clip to suit a timber tilt board, has a straight tail, allowing it to be nailed onto the rafter/tilt.

We can confidently say that our fences may be used all over Australia, except for the tropical cyclone regions (defined in AS1170.2 - 1989 SAA Loading Code, Part 2: Wind Loads). Installation methods will vary slightly, depending on your wind region, terrain category and soil type.

For cyclonic regions see:
LYSAGHT® Fences - Cyclonic Design and Installation Guide

Deal through your normal Lysaght sales channel and we'll take it from there.

The product was changed in 1997. The old LYSAGHT MINI ORB® product was wider, thicker (thus heavier and more expensive) and manufactured from soft steel. The older product was also limited to a maximum length of 3000mm.

The profile is similar to LYSAGHT PANELRIB®. Every fourth rib has been increased in depth to produce the LYSAGHT MULTICLAD® profile. This increases the strength to provide an alternative to fulfil the market requirements.

"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.

Yes. An easy to install post conversion kit is available. With this simple post extension you can provide an exciting new look for your existing LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fence. Please see page 24 in the download: LYSAGHT® Non-Cyclonic Fencing Installation Guide (2.4 MB).

Yes. An easy to install post conversion kit is available. With this simple post extension you can provide an exciting new look for your existing LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fence. Please see page 24 in the download: LYSAGHT® Non-Cyclonic Fencing Installation Guide PDF (2.4 MB). Last updated 22 Mar 2016

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

LYSAGHT® has produced a clip which allows LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® to be removed without damage. The clip also makes the sheets easier to install.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

The recommended minimum fall is 1 in 200. Check out our information on how to Install LYSAGHT® Steel Roofing & Walling for more details.

You will need 2 rectangular hollow section posts, 4 NEETALOK® brackets, 4 NEETALOK® raking adaptors if fence is to be raked, 2 NEETALOK® universal rails, 3 infill sheets (LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® 0.42 mm BMT), 2 domed caps for rectangular posts, 16 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 20, 24 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 45 and optional NEETALOK® standard posts for trims and LYSAGHT® posts.

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.

The LYSAGHT® mobile rollformer arrives on site staffed to suit the particular requirements of the job as they were identified by an initial site visit.

Subject to site restrictions our mobile mill has a rated capacity of 30 metres per minute.

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. The traditional methods of lapping, bolting, bridging, accessories, etc, have not been changed. There are, however, a number of added benefits to the builders, fabricators and riggers.

Yes, the LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® fencing system has been designed to fit into the existing post and rail system.

It is an industry recommendation to hang services from the web or in the bottom flanges close to the web, not from the lips of traditional purlins. This recommendation has not changed with LYSAGHT SUPAPURLINS® and hanging from the lips is not recommended. Our manual details guidelines to the engineer for carrying out inspections on this type of loading.

With much less handling involved from rollformer to roof when it happens onsite we're confident you'll be impressed with the product quality.

Due to the capability of rolling directly to roof, taking into consideration the environment and layout of the site, we are confident we can roll any length you require.

As most job sites stop work due to bad weather, we would abide by this rule.

By involving us early in the design process we can schedule our mobile rollformer to meet your requirements.

While the mobile machine is focused on the production of lengths that are beyond the capability of our numerous stationery rollformers, shorter lengths for sites are also available in conjunction with longer lengths.

Yes, this varies with each job's specifics, however we're confident that when you weigh against potential cost savings in other areas you'll appreciate the advantages.

We have a spreader bar that extends up to 72 metres. Lengths above this will require rolling to roof.

We carry out site inspections for most jobs, but there must be firm level ground and a minimum length of whatever sheet size you require plus 25 metres for the unit and its prime mover. You also need to allow for an adjacent storage area 7 metres wide by the length of your required sheets when the cladding is rollformed to the ground.

Cladding is a collective term for any sheeting that covers a building, whether it be on the roof of the building, or on the walls. Roof cladding is made from thicker steel and is rolled to a profile capable of supporting roof traffic*. In most cases, these roof claddings can also be used for walling as well. Wall cladding is made from thinner steel, rolled to a less rigid profile. They are generally not capable of supporting roof traffic, prohibiting their use as roofing.

*Some roofing is designed to be non-trafficable. Please consult the span and capacity tables of the cladding for further details.

In most cases none! We will provide all labour required to produce the KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® sheets. A team of installers are required to apply the roof sheeting. Talk to your Lysaght representative for project specific cases.

Lysaght recommends a support to be used on most applications. You may not necessarily need to use gutter supports if it was for a small box gutter when the base is less than 200mm wide. However, by using the support on all applications you do eliminate any ponding of water.

No. A patent protects the new purlin profile. The patent is under dual ownership Sydney University and Lysaght. Thus any attempt to infringe the patent will result in legal action being taken.

In some states of Australia, steel roofing falls under the category of plumbing, which can only be performed by a licensed contractor. Please refer to your local authority for advice relevant to your state.

No, the mobile rollformer is self powered and designed to work in most conditions without the need to plug in to secondary power.

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.

It is good practice to only walk in the pans, however at supports only it is safe to stand on the ribs.

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.

We recommend spacing the clips approximately 1000mm apart, along the gutter.

Standing and looking toward the house, with the front of the gutter facing you, the left hand side is the left hand stop end and the right hand side is the right hand stop end.

Yes, these are called internal or external 'mitres'.

There are clips for both metal and timber fixing. The clips for metal fixing are called metal fix clips, and have the tail of the clip bent in a 'U' shape. These are made to slide over the back edge of standard metal fascia. A clip to suit a timber tilt board, has a straight tail, allowing it to be nailed onto the rafter/tilt.

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.

There will always be projects where this will be necessary. In these situations we can provide the traditional purlin profiles (subject to enquiry), however there may be an extended lead-time or some minimum order requirements.

Yes! These materials should be isolated because in the presence of water these materials will develop galvanic cells which will result in rapid destruction of the protective metal coating of the steel frame. Copper pipes are easily isolated from the frame by using nylon grommets or face fixed to the studs using plastic clips. Both of these systems also resist water hammer noise.

No. LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® Gutters are usually used on straight runs. If corners are required the plumber will need to fabricate them.

No. LYSAGHT® fencing has not been designed or tested for use in this application. It is highly likely the soil will cause corrosion of the COLORBOND® steel.

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 main reason for this is the specially engineered shape of the LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® section.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice, 27 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps, 2 post infill strips (optional)

**NOTE: Ripple Teks® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

No.
The flange dimensions and flange shape do not allow these profiles to lap with each other. Thus in projects where there is to be an extension from an existing building there will need to be some attention to detailing to allow the connection to be made. This will be as simple as some notching of lips of the new purlins to be installed.

Yes, it can. This means the support spacings can be increased. Please contact us for more information.

Yes, the instructions for installing a LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fences for cyclonic areas can be downloaded in our brochure.

LYSAGHT® Fences Cyclonic Area Design and Installation Guide

It is necessary for every rib of LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® to be screw fastened to the support.

We can confidently say that our fences may be used all over Australia, except for the tropical cyclone regions (defined in AS1170.2 - 1989 SAA Loading Code, Part 2: Wind Loads). Installation methods will vary slightly, depending on your wind region, terrain category and soil type.

For cyclonic regions see:
LYSAGHT® Fences - Cyclonic Design and Installation Guide

It is not recommended to unclip LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 once the cladding is installed. Unclipping can damage the clips, cladding or metallic coating on the cladding. It is difficult to assess how LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 will perform after such damage.

Yes. An easy to install post conversion kit is available. With this simple post extension you can provide an exciting new look for your existing LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fence. Please see page 24 in the download: LYSAGHT® Non-Cyclonic Fencing Installation Guide (2.4 MB).

Yes. An easy to install post conversion kit is available. With this simple post extension you can provide an exciting new look for your existing LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® fence. Please see page 24 in the download: LYSAGHT® Non-Cyclonic Fencing Installation Guide PDF (2.4 MB). Last updated 22 Mar 2016

For a Type 3 NEETASCREEN® fence you will need:
2 standard posts, 2 standard post stiffeners, 2 NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 2 NEETASCREEN® infill sheets (1575 mm), 1 LYSAGHT® post cap, 14 self-drilling hex. head screws 10-16 x 16, 16 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 45, and 4 self-drilling hex. head long shank screws 12-24 x 32.

For a Type 3 NEETASCREEN PLUS® Fence you will need:
2 standard posts, 2 standard post stiffeners, 3 NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 2 NEETASCREEN® infill sheets (1575 mm), 1 lattice (1575 mm), 24 self-drilling hex. head screws 10-16 x 16, 16 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 45, 4 Super Teks Series 500 screws 12-24 x 32 and an optional post cover strip.

It is best not to touch up minor damage, such as scratches, with paint. Minor scratches will not affect the performance of your fence because the galvanised and aluminium/zinc coatings effectively protect any cut edges or scratches from corrosion.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

You will need 2 rectangular hollow section posts, 4 NEETALOK® brackets, 4 NEETALOK® raking adaptors if fence is to be raked, 2 NEETALOK® universal rails, 3 infill sheets (LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® 0.42 mm BMT), 2 domed caps for rectangular posts, 16 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 20, 24 self-drilling hex. head screws 12-14 x 45 and optional NEETALOK® standard posts for trims and LYSAGHT® posts.

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 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.

Yes, the LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® fencing system has been designed to fit into the existing post and rail system.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

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.

No. LYSAGHT® fencing has not been designed or tested for use in this application. It is highly likely the soil will cause corrosion of the COLORBOND® steel.

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).

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 2 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 17 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps.

**NOTE: Ripple Tek® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice, 27 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps, 2 post infill strips (optional)

**NOTE: Ripple Teks® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

COLORBOND® steel fences should not be installed within 1 kilometre of marine, severe industrial or other corrosive environments.

The LYSAGHT NOVALINE® Fascia system has one style clip that can be used in all applicatons. This bracket is attached with 2 (minimum) screws to the base of the truss. The positioning of the bracket can vary depending on the soffit line and the roof. The recess lip on the bottom of the actual fascia carries the soffit between the fascia and the external lining of the building. The top of the fascia does not carry the roof. It generally sits 20mm below the roof underside of the roof line. Spacing of clips for sheet roofs to be 1200mm maximum, and 600mm for tile roofs.

See full Install LYSAGHT NOVALINE® fascia installation instructions for more detail

The recommended minimum fall is 1 in 200. Check out our information on how to Install LYSAGHT® Steel Roofing & Walling for more details.

Lysaght recommends a support to be used on most applications. You may not necessarily need to use gutter supports if it was for a small box gutter when the base is less than 200mm wide. However, by using the support on all applications you do eliminate any ponding of water.

The number of downpipes required depends on the design and layout of the gutters. To calculate the capacity you need to refer to our information on how to Install LYSAGHT® Steel Roofing & Walling, "Chapter 6, Roof Drainage". This will give the formula to calculate the volume of water. Placement of the downpipes should be kept to a maximum of 10 metres apart for residential applications. Larger industrial gutters can space to a maximum of 18 metres.

We recommend spacing the clips approximately 1000mm apart, along the gutter.

Standing and looking toward the house, with the front of the gutter facing you, the left hand side is the left hand stop end and the right hand side is the right hand stop end.

Yes, these are called internal or external 'mitres'.

There are clips for both metal and timber fixing. The clips for metal fixing are called metal fix clips, and have the tail of the clip bent in a 'U' shape. These are made to slide over the back edge of standard metal fascia. A clip to suit a timber tilt board, has a straight tail, allowing it to be nailed onto the rafter/tilt.

Capping is available for both the LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® and LYSAGHT EMLINE® gutters. Used for barge capping, the profile matches the fascia gutter.

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.

No. LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® Gutters are usually used on straight runs. If corners are required the plumber will need to fabricate them.

LYSAGHT® has produced a clip which allows LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® to be removed without damage. The clip also makes the sheets easier to install.

LYSAGHT FLATDEK® is screw fixed in the pans as a screw through the ribs will damage the rib at the sides and result in holes for water to enter.

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.

It is necessary for every rib of LYSAGHT TRIMDEK® to be screw fastened to the support.

The LYSAGHT® mobile rollformer arrives on site staffed to suit the particular requirements of the job as they were identified by an initial site visit.

Subject to site restrictions our mobile mill has a rated capacity of 30 metres per minute.

With much less handling involved from rollformer to roof when it happens onsite we're confident you'll be impressed with the product quality.

Due to the capability of rolling directly to roof, taking into consideration the environment and layout of the site, we are confident we can roll any length you require.

As most job sites stop work due to bad weather, we would abide by this rule.

By involving us early in the design process we can schedule our mobile rollformer to meet your requirements.

While the mobile machine is focused on the production of lengths that are beyond the capability of our numerous stationery rollformers, shorter lengths for sites are also available in conjunction with longer lengths.

Yes, this varies with each job's specifics, however we're confident that when you weigh against potential cost savings in other areas you'll appreciate the advantages.

We have a spreader bar that extends up to 72 metres. Lengths above this will require rolling to roof.

We carry out site inspections for most jobs, but there must be firm level ground and a minimum length of whatever sheet size you require plus 25 metres for the unit and its prime mover. You also need to allow for an adjacent storage area 7 metres wide by the length of your required sheets when the cladding is rollformed to the ground.

Deal through your normal Lysaght sales channel and we'll take it from there.

In most cases none! We will provide all labour required to produce the KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® sheets. A team of installers are required to apply the roof sheeting. Talk to your Lysaght representative for project specific cases.

In some states of Australia, steel roofing falls under the category of plumbing, which can only be performed by a licensed contractor. Please refer to your local authority for advice relevant to your state.

It is not recommended to unclip LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 once the cladding is installed. Unclipping can damage the clips, cladding or metallic coating on the cladding. It is difficult to assess how LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 will perform after such damage.

No, the mobile rollformer is self powered and designed to work in most conditions without the need to plug in to secondary power.

The special locating tabs on the spacer bar of the LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® clip can be flattened easily to allow adjustment during installation.

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.

It is good practice to only walk in the pans, however at supports only it is safe to stand on the ribs.

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.

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®

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.

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

Not long at all – please feel free to contact your local LYSAGHT Living Collection® dealer to arrange a meeting.

It is not recommended to unclip LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 once the cladding is installed. Unclipping can damage the clips, cladding or metallic coating on the cladding. It is difficult to assess how LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 will perform after such damage.

The special locating tabs on the spacer bar of the LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® clip can be flattened easily to allow adjustment during installation.

It is good practice to only walk in the pans, however at supports only it is safe to stand on the ribs.

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.

  • 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

You will need 2 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT NEETASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

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.

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.

Yes, the LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® fencing system has been designed to fit into the existing post and rail system.

The product was changed in 1997. The old LYSAGHT MINI ORB® product was wider, thicker (thus heavier and more expensive) and manufactured from soft steel. The older product was also limited to a maximum length of 3000mm.

The profile is similar to LYSAGHT PANELRIB®. Every fourth rib has been increased in depth to produce the LYSAGHT MULTICLAD® profile. This increases the strength to provide an alternative to fulfil the market requirements.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® posts, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® universal rails, 3 LYSAGHT SMARTASCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice panel, 2 post infill strips, 26 self drilling fasteners and your choice of fence caps.

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.

LYSAGHT TOPSPAN® 40 is suitable for use in cyconic regions when supplied in 0.75 BMT or greater.

No. LYSAGHT SHEERLINE® Gutters are usually used on straight runs. If corners are required the plumber will need to fabricate them.

Wall cladding profiles are not as robust as roofing profiles and thus need to be limited in length to minimise the possibility of damage due to handling. Thus the length available in LYSAGHT EASYCLAD® is limited to 9000mm.

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.

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 2 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 17 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps.

**NOTE: Ripple Tek® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

You will need 2 LYSAGHT® fence posts, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® universal rails, 1 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® centre rail, 3 LYSAGHT MINISCREEN® infill sheets, 1 lattice, 27 self drilling hex. head screws #10-16x16, 7 Ripple Tek® or RippleZip®** screws and your choice of fence caps, 2 post infill strips (optional)

**NOTE: Ripple Teks® is a registered trademark of ITW Buildex

The standard heights are 1200mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2100mm.

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.

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

Cladding is a collective term for any sheeting that covers a building, whether it be on the roof of the building, or on the walls. Roof cladding is made from thicker steel and is rolled to a profile capable of supporting roof traffic*. In most cases, these roof claddings can also be used for walling as well. Wall cladding is made from thinner steel, rolled to a less rigid profile. They are generally not capable of supporting roof traffic, prohibiting their use as roofing.

*Some roofing is designed to be non-trafficable. Please consult the span and capacity tables of the cladding for further details.

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

Yes. Overpainting instructions are available from any Lysaght office. However, please be aware that painting will void the warranty on the fence. Download Technical Bulletin TB 02 - Overpainting & Restoration of Exterior BlueScope Steel Products (Nov 2015, 540 KB)

It is best not to touch up minor damage, such as scratches, with paint. Minor scratches will not affect the performance of your fence because the galvanised and aluminium/zinc coatings effectively protect any cut edges or scratches from corrosion.

We can confidently say that our fences may be used all over Australia, except for the tropical cyclone regions (defined in AS1170.2 - 1989 SAA Loading Code, Part 2: Wind Loads). Installation methods will vary slightly, depending on your wind region, terrain category and soil type.

For cyclonic regions see:
LYSAGHT® Fences - Cyclonic Design and Installation Guide

It is not recommended to unclip LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 once the cladding is installed. Unclipping can damage the clips, cladding or metallic coating on the cladding. It is difficult to assess how LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK® 406 will perform after such damage.

The special locating tabs on the spacer bar of the LYSAGHT KLIP-LOK 700 HI-STRENGTH® clip can be flattened easily to allow adjustment during installation.

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.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

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.

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.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

LYSAGHT INTERLOK® II is suitable for use on sloped walkways and ramps constructed in accordance with AS 1657.Ramps up to 7° slope may be decked with INTERLOK® II Regular.INTERLOK® II Anti-skid may be used where cleated ramps are normally required, ie up to 20° slope. However, to ensure adequate grip across full width of such ramps, the grating must be laid transverse to the direction of travel.

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.

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. We proudly offer a written ten year warranty on our fences, providing they are installed and maintained in accordance with our specifications. For further details view our page: LYSAGHT® 10 Year Fencing Warranty

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