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How Much Does Colorbond® Roofing Cost in Melbourne?

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  • 10 - 06 - 2019
  • By Heritage Plumbing
How Much Does Colorbond Roofing Cost

Colorbond® roofing is a roofing material made from steel since 1966. Aside from ceramic, terracotta and concrete roofing tiles, slates, wood shakes and asphalt shingles, Colorbond roofing is a very popular choice in Melbourne in 2022. Colorbond roofing offers exceptional benefits over other types of roofing materials because it is fabricated from toughened steel that undergoes vigorous testing in various climatic conditions. It is also easy to install and maintain.

Colorbond roofing is manufactured locally in Australia and it has been manufactured to survive Melbourne’s harsh and variable climate. It has also been designed to offer superior fire protection properties. Colorbond roofing’s manufacturer, BlueScope Steel Limited, has followed strict design, manufacturing, testing procedures for over the past 50 years to ensure its roofing system lives up to the expectations of Melburnians.

Colorbond roofing can be tailored to suit your needs, designs and building plans. The roofing sheets are available in various dimensions, colours and design patterns. Ensure that you consult your architect, engineer, builder and plumber to help you select the most appropriate Colorbond roofing for your building project. Colorbond roofing is an ideal roofing system because it has properties which makes it resistant to chipping, peeling, cracking and corrosion.

Colorbond Roofing Cost Per Sheet

The cost of Colorbond steel sheets depends on the type of sheeting and its dimensions. Like with any product, the costlier sheet will have greater properties and features. For example, a single basic corrugated sheet will cost around $18. A powder-coated sheet in a range of colours will cost you around $21. A double sided Colorbond sheet can cost up to $25. The most durable Colorbond sheets with the Ultra finish are priced at around $37 a sheet.

To help you understand more about Colorbond roofing, we provide the following 10 quick tips below to help you make an informed decision. If you have any other queries, the team at Heritage Plumbing Group are available to discuss Colorbond roofing on (03) 9498 0458.

1. Consider Your Building Plans

Before you begin to think about choosing Colorbond roofing, it is important that you consider how you want your new roof to look. Remember, your new roof will need to blend in with the exterior of the property and comply with any regulations, property title requirements and local council regulations. For example, you might have to install a roof with a particular pitch elevation, or there might be a restrictive covenant requiring your roof to have a tiled look.

Here are a few things you should consider:


  • How will your new roof look, compared to the exterior design and landscaping of the property?
  • Are you replacing your roof and are your limited by internal structural restrictions?
  • Do you want a pitched roof, flat roof or an inverted pitched roof?
  • Will your new roof design be practical and easy to maintain?
  • Are there any restrictive covenants or heritage overlays affecting your title?
  • Are there any local council restrictions or plumbing regulations that you need to comply with?
  • Have you consulted a licenced plumber?



2. Consult A Licenced Melbourne Plumber

You must consult a licenced plumber when you are considering the roofing of your property. A roof should be installed by a licenced plumber, so it is best to have the plumber involved in planning discussions. Make sure the plumber is a part of all discussions with others trades people so that communications are fluid and all decisions have been transparently reached.

A plumber will help you by providing their expert opinion given their skills, qualifications and experience. They might recommend Colorbond roofing or they might recommend against it given environmental, practical and regulatory matters affecting the build of your roof. It is important to consider their opinion and to not discount any observations made. Roofing needs to comply with regulations and it is essential that it is designed correctly to ensure its longevity and integrity is maintained.

3. Why Choose Colorbond Roofing?

If you have considered choosing Colorbond roofing, and your expert trades people (including your plumber) have not suggested against it, here are a few helpful positives of Colorbond roofing:


  • It has been tested in Australia’s harsh outdoor conditions and an advanced laboratory testing facility.
  • It undergoes strict corrosion testing, durability testing and application testing.
  • It is manufactured in accordance with the patented ACTIVATE® technology.
  • It is ideal for residential and commercial applications. It has been used on a number of public buildings.
  • It is compliant for use in bushfire prone areas and zones.
  • It offers superior thermal efficiency properties to help keep your property cool in sunny conditions and warm in cool conditions.
  • It has remarkable sustainable performance and is capable of withstanding Australia’s harsh climate for a long time.
  • It only requires cleaning with fresh water to help it maintain its look.
  • It is fabricated with 5 layers of protection and complies with Australian Standards (AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728).
  • Its simplistic design and features make it a popular choice for both classical and contemporary properties.


4. Available Colorbond® Roofing Colours

Colorbond roofing is available in 22 classical and modern colours to suit various tastes, designs and plans. The colours have been chosen to reflect the trends in Melbourne in 2022 and to ensure that the colour choice will remain popular in the future. Colorbond roofing is available in contemporary, classical, matt, and ultra colours. Colour brochures, pallets and swatches are available from the Colorbond website free of charge.

Some popular contemporary colours include: basalt®, cove®, dune®, monument®, shale grey®, surfmist® and windspray®. A few popular classical colours include: classic cream™, manor red®, cottage green® and deep ocean®. For those who want to adorn their new property with a roof that looks sophisticated with neutral tones, Colorbond roofing is also available in a clean matt finish. Popular colour choices include surfmist® matt, shale grey® matt, dune® matt, basalt® matt and monument® matt.

5. Available Colorbond® Roofing Designs

Colorbond roofing is available in various designs. Before choosing the design, remember to consult your plumber, architect, engineer and builder. The design will need to be practical so that it can be installed appropriately without any issues. Available designs include corrugated (either round or square), rib and pan, panel-style, weatherboard-style, and more. It is important the design complies with regulations so that a building inspector does not fail the design and installation.

6. Consider The Cost of Colorbond® Roofing

The cost of Colorbond roofing will depend on the design and scale. Aside from the installation and other labour costs, Colorbond roofing is set at a reasonable price because it is more than just a metal roofing system. With all the positives listed above, Colorbond roofing sheets typically vary between $18 to $40 per sheet.

It is important to remember that your roof will keep you safe and secure from the outdoor environment for many years. Do not compromise on roofing material and ensure that you invest in a quality roofing system such as Colorbond roofing.

7. Gutters, Fascia And Downpipes

Alongside your new Colorbond roof, you will also need to consider gutters, fascia and downpipes. This is all part of the roofing system because runoff water will need to pass through gutters and downpipes and flow into underground drains. Your plumber will help you design the entire roofing system. Make sure you also consider the design and colour of your gutters, fascia and downpipes so that it suits your property’s exterior and new roof.

8. Warranty

While the installation of your new roof will have a warranty given from the licenced plumber in accordance with plumbing regulations, the manufacture of the roof can also be guaranteed (i.e. against peeling, cracking, corrosion, etc.). BlueScope does provide warranties for its steel roofing system. You can discuss suitable warranty options with your builder or plumber. If you are project managing the build yourself, make sure you have these discussions with your sales representative and ensure that you choose an appropriate warranty to suit your needs and requirements.

9. Cost to Install Colorbond® Roofing

In addition to the cost of Colorbond roofing, you will also need to consider the installation cost. Seek quotations and estimated from licenced plumbing professions. At Heritage Plumbing Group, we can help you select Colorbond roofing and provide you with estimates to install the roofing system. Again, ensure that you do not compromise on the installation of your new roof, because any future problems can be costly if the installation had been undertaken poorly.

10. Professionally Installed

Your Colorbond roof must be installed by a licenced and professional plumber. In addition to the roofing, the associated parts such as the gutter, fascia and downpipes must also be installed by a plumber who will follow the appropriate and applicable plumbing regulations. Following installation and a satisfactory building inspection and other testing (as required), your plumber will issue you with a plumbing certificate which will note the jobs that it has completed for your build. Among other installations and servicing, the roofing system installation will be noted. Keep this handy on file for future reference.

Heritage Plumbing Group is a trusted and licensed local plumbing company in Melbourne that provides high-quality plumbing services across Melbourne. Each and every member of our expert team has countless hours of experience providing high quality residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing services to thousands of clients across Melbourne. For your next roofing project, choose Australia’s leading Colorbond roofing system. For a no-obligation discussion, or to discuss further, contact us today on (03) 9498 0458.

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