• Metal Roofing
          • Roofing

            Explore our range of steel solutions, applicable profiles, colours and patterns for your next steel roof.

          • Wye House high angle over-looking the coast. The cladding and roofing is UniCote Coastal.
    • Fascia & Guttering
          • Fascia & Guttering

            Whether or not you have a steel roof, complete the look of your home with UniCote fascia, gutters and downpipes.

          • UniCote Fascia, gutters and downpipe
    • Garage Doors
          • Garage Doors

            Enhance your home’s facade with exclusive range of UniCote LUX garage door textured patterns, including timber, natural and exotic finishes.

          • UniCote LUZ Zinc Graphite Garage Door
    • Walls & Cladding
          • Cladding

            Be inspired and leave a lasting impression by selecting cladding from our unique range of colours, patterns and solutions.

    • Insulated Panels
          • Insulated Panels

            Steel solutions, inspired colours and patterns for your insulated panel application.

          • Brimbank Lifestyle and Aquatic Centre, UniCote LUX Weathered Iron insulated panels
    • Sheds
          • Sheds

            Steel solutions, inspiring colours and patterns for your shed project.

    • All Colours & Patterns
    • Essential
          • Essential

            Discover our diverse pallette of 23 captivating colours, from timeless classics, modern shades and coastal Hamptons inspired colours.

          • UniCote Coastal, Slate Grey - Portsea Hotel
    • Tasman
          • Tasman

            View our extended colour range inspired by the captivating New Zealand landscape.

          • Architectural house from New Zealand with cladding and roofing in Tasman colours
    • LUX
          • LUX

            Bring your next project to life with our unique range of patterned and textured finish.

          • Latrobe Valley Govhub, UniCote LUX cladding and sofits in Ashwood
    • Compare Metal Solutions
    • UniCote Select
          • UniCote Select

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Select’ steel solution.

          • UniCote Select Euengella Project
    • UniCote Coastal
          • UniCote Coastal

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Coastal’ steel solution.

    • UniCote Extreme
          • UniCote Extreme

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote Extreme’ aluminium solution.

          • Bondi Icebergs
    • UniCote LUX
          • UniCote LUX

            Data sheet, performance, technical information and warranty about our ‘UniCote LUX’ textured and patterned steel solution.

          • UniCote LUX cover-Govhub
    • Colour Library
    • Inspiration Gallery
          • Inspiration Gallery

            A curated collection of architectural projects showcasing the colours, patterns and textures of our UniCote products in varied environments.

    • Case Studies
          • Case Studies

            A collection of remarkable projects that exemplify the use for UniCote for roofing and cladding.

    • Articles
          • Articles

            2 minute reads: industry insights and design trends that elevate the use of pre-painted steel.

  • Why UniCote®

INDUSTRY NEWS –

Beyond Steel: UniCote’s Decade of Innovation


Introduction

We are thrilled to share our recent collaboration with The Local Project, a partnership that highlights a decade of excellence at UniCote Steel. This special feature delves into our enduring commitment to innovation in the steel industry, showcasing our latest advancements and achievements.

Through this collaboration, we have had the unique opportunity to tell our story — a journey of resilience, dedication, and progress. As we celebrate this 10-year milestone, we invite you to explore the insights and behind-the-scenes stories we shared in this exclusive feature article.


Collaboration

From Steel to StoriesWe Sit Down with the Local Project to Celebrate UniCote’s Decade of Steel, Design & Innovation.

From its inception, UniCote® has provided premium steel solutions that meet the dual challenges posed by Australia’s varied climate and the diverse aesthetic aspirations of its built environment. Initially offering a limited product range, UniCote® quickly responded to evolving market trends and the dynamic needs of the A&D community. This responsiveness led to the expansion of its portfolio to encompass more than 70 diverse colours and patterns, showcasing UniCote’s commitment to catering to a wide range of design preferences and applications.

Supplying innovative solutions for landmark projects across the country – from Bondi Icebergs and the North Bellarine Aquatic Centre to the Queensland Country Bank Stadium – UniCote® has established itself as an authoritative presence in the architectural materials market.

Throughout this period of growth, the stage was set for the introduction of UniCote® LUX in 2019 – a milestone that ushered in one of the first ranges of patterned and textured painted steels to the market. Representing a major leap forward in design flexibility due to its ability to mimic the appearance of other materials such as timber, Corten, zinc and stone, UniCote® LUX enabled architects to explore unprecedented design territories while relying on the material’s established durability.

UniCote® was developed and introduced to the market through Selection Steel. An Australian-owned company with nearly five decades of experience, Selection Steel has become the trusted name for pre-painted colour steel in the local market.

The company’s national distribution footprint, technical team and sales support have been critical pillars behind UniCote’s success. Furthermore, the recent establishment of a product development and innovation department that works closely with the mill to bring new products to market ensures that UniCote’s offerings are perfectly suited to Australia’s demanding environment.

UniCote LUX Maple Garage Door, Mornington

The partnership between UniCote® and Selection Steel has been instrumental in fostering a legacy of reliability and continuous innovation. Strategic rebranding efforts, particularly the nuanced transition from Magnaflow™ to UniCote® Coastal, meticulously navigated the complexities of market perceptions across Australia.

The transformative influence of UniCote® is vividly showcased through its involvement in iconic projects such as Bondi Icebergs, Y House and Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Bondi Icebergs
NSW, Sydney
Bondi Icebergs
VIC, Wye River,
‘Y’ House.
QLD Country Bank Stadium night time photograph. Low Angle with a long shutter speed. Roofing in UniCote Coastal, Off White
QLD, Country Bank Stadium

These projects not only demonstrate UniCote’s architectural versatility and resilience but also its capacity to complement and enhance the diverse landscapes and urban fabrics of Australia. Each project serves as a narrative of how material innovation can profoundly impact architectural outcomes, providing solutions that are both functionally superior and visually compelling.

We were able to work with the architects on these projects to provide a facade or roofing solution that didn’t stifle design and provided the longevity they needed.

These major projects are integral to the narrative of UniCote’s decade-long journey in the Australian market. Through each venture, UniCote® has not only demonstrated its status as a material of choice for architects, designers and builders who prioritise innovation and reliability, but has also solidified its reputation as an industry pioneer. As UniCote® celebrates a decade of contributions to the architectural landscape, it transcends being merely a material choice. It embodies a commitment to innovation and quality that has redefined design possibilities. Its journey highlights the extraordinary outcomes of integrating cutting-edge solutions with a nuanced understanding of architectural needs.

Looking to the future, UniCote® is poised to continue its legacy of excellence, further advancing architectural design and construction with steel and reinforcing its leadership in material innovation. “Our mission to remain innovative means collaborating with our aligned mill to understand what new technologies its developing and applying our local knowledge in the Australian market to deliver excellence and outstanding choice in this space,” says James.

A high angle view of the field and stand at QLD Country Bank Stadium from the southwest corner of the stadium seats.

Explore more of UNICOTE® Steel’s 10-year journey further on our website:

  • Colour Library: Immerse yourself in our extensive range of hues and patterns.
  • Inspiration Gallery: Be inspired by the myriad ways UniCote has been used in various projects.
  • Contact Us: For queries, questions, or project information, our team is just a click away.

Discover UNICOTE® Steel today and experience the innovative design that makes us Australia’s Premium Steel Choice