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Editorial: Anti-glare roofing technology now in SA

Online since 29.01.2017 • Filed under Editorial • From Volume 5 - 2017
Editorial: Anti-glare roofing technology now in SA

BlueScope, a leading multinational steel supplier, has recently introduced an innovative coated steel roofing material to the African market that reduces specular reflection and minimises disturbing glare from a coated metal roof.

 

‘Architects, designers and developers are delighted with the launch of premium products, Clean COLORBOND® MATT and Clean COLORBOND® ULTRA MATT steels’, says BlueScope’s Regional Manager, Africa, Arno Hanekom. Formed into a variety of roofing profiles by leading South African roll formers and roofing specialists, the product is available in a range of durable and attractive colours that closely resemble the standard Clean COLORBOND® range.


‘However, that is where the similarity ends, because Clean COLORBOND® MATT (AZ 150) and its ULTRA version (AZ 200) incorporate a new unique performance coating, specially designed to reduce the problems of glare caused by today’s high-gloss steel roofs,’ Hanekom adds. Incorporated into Clean COLORBOND® MATT and its ULTRA derivative is THERMATECH™ technology that allows the product to achieve greater thermal

performance with no compromise to its quality. The product also boasts high dirt resistance, chalk resistance and gloss retention. The table below shows the range of colours available and highlights the outstanding gloss reduction performance of the new coating.


Reducing reflective glare

Clean COLORBOND® MATT aims to provide a gloss rating of 7 +/- 3 units. The product has set a new standard for steel roofing and cladding with a stylish matt finish suited to addressing the issues of glare from sunlight common in urban areas. On the domestic housing front, the product was recently used in cladding an extension to a heritage home near the sea in Kalk Bay, Cape Town.


‘The Clean COLORBOND® MATT steel cladding allowed us to achieve a crisp form with clean lines that speaks about contemporary design and roots the project in the present,’ says project architect, Thomas Leach. ‘The Victorian profile links it with the past. The steel cladding creates a waterproof sheath that performs well, is maintenance free and looks great.’


BlueScope Steel Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd

T +27 (0)21 442 5420

E arno.hanekom@bluescope.com

W www.bluescope.co.za

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