Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that choosing the right materials and understanding their features can be crucial to your project’s success. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to provide you with clear and concise answers. From inquiries about our steel substrate materials, maintenance, applicable warranties, supply and product specifications, we’ve got you covered.

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Our pre-painted steel can be formed into basically anything that a fabricator can come up with. The most common profiles are Custom Orb®, trapezoidal, fascia & gutter, Standing Seam, Snaplock, Interlocking, Nailstrip, Cassette style and batten clad etc.

Contact us and we will help you find a manufacturer to quote and create a profile for your next project.

Contact us to find a supplier near you. Our suppliers will be able to provide you with a swatch sample from our range of 23 Essential colours and 12 LUX patterns and textures and extended Tasman range of colours.

UniCote® is a baked on paint system which has different weathering characteristics to standard air-drying paints. Do not use touch-up paint on UniCote® products. Any minor scratches not visible within 2m should be left alone as they will generally not affect the performance of the steel.

All pre-painted metal roofing and cladding products are exposed to the harsh effects of the environment, such as weather, airborne pollutants, and salt spray. Regular maintenance of UniCote® pre-painted products will increase durability and is a requirement of your warranty. See our minimum maintenance schedule for more details.

Standing up to the harsh Australian environment is no easy task, so we make sure that UniCote® is tested to the rigorous Australian Standards AS/NZ 2728 to ensure that your roof will last for years to come.

There are many benefits of a steel roof including improved security, water collection and better storm resistance (leaking) to name a few.  To see a full comparison, see the Steel Vs Tiles comparison.

Both UniCote® Coastal and UniCote® LUX have an Aluminium-Zinc-Magnesium alloy coating. UniCote® Coastal has an AM210 designation, and UniCote® LUX has an AM150. Both of these are more than the industry average for painted steel, which provides the peace of mind that our material will stand the test of time.

UniCote® Coastal offers an industry leading warranty with up to 15 years warranty within 400m of the water. Other industry alternatives will not offer any warranties within 500m of the water.

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We have a range of 23 Essential colours which includes the industry classic colours and the Hamptons range exclusively available from UniCote®. Also available are 12 LUX patterns and textures ideal for high-end architectural projects as well as an extended range from our Tasman range of colours. Click here to see the range.

UniCote® Coastal takes our standard zinc/aluminium alloy-coated steel substrate to the next level with the addition of magnesium. This enables the zinc to ‘flow’, which seals the cut edges, prolonging service life. With a substantial 210gms/m2 of coating, this makes it ideal for harsher environments and those near breaking surf. With such strong protection against corrosion, we can offer best-in-class warranties.

UniCote® is pre-painted steel made with a hot-dipped aluminium/zinc alloy-coated steel substrate for corrosion resistance. The outer layer is a polyester topcoat, using the latest infrared reflective pigments, baked on to a polyester primer. The result is an extremely durable paint system built to resist UV damage from Australia’s harsh sun, providing excellent colour retention and gloss retention.

UniCote® LUX is a luxury pre-painted patterned steel product designed to suit high-end Australian architecture. Combining the world’s best coil coating technology with rigorous Australian standards testing, it provides superior performance and stunning aesthetics that go beyond most building materials. Available in a number of patterns including Timbers, Cortens, Natural Zincs and several other patterns.

A generic warranty will give you an approximate idea of how long your roof is covered for, but each location and application is unique, which is why we like to treat them that way. To find out what warranty you will receive for your location, please fill out the online warranty form.

Contact us and we will help you find a manufacturer to quote and create a profile for your next project.