Composite roofing manufacture starts in SA

Australian thermal building products company Bondor has started manufacturing insulated roofing products using composites technology at its manufacturing plant in South Australia.

The company’s SolarSpan product – popular in the Australian building market since its launch two years ago – will be manufactured at the Salisbury South plant for the South Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory and Tasmania markets.

According to Bondor, the product is becoming increasingly popular for residential building projects, as well as commercial.

SolarSpan is a three-in-one roofing solution, combining a trimdek-style Colorbond roof from BlueScope Steel, Colorbond Surfmist ceiling finish and a fire-retardant polystyrene core for insulation. 

The solution is reportedly very strong and can be applied in up to 7-metre spans. It allows builders to reduce the interior framework of a roof, eliminating rafters and battens, and incorporates design elements like lighting into the ceiling finish.

“People are looking for a better and faster way of constructing their roofs and Solarspan allows them to make that happen,” said Bondor architectural/sales representative, Kyle Bowes.

“With SolarSpan sales dramatically increasing over the last 2 years we have found it a necessity to commence the rolling of SolarSpan here to keep up with demand and improve our service to the building industry.

“The time saved in construction, the ability to cater to client’s individual needs and the pre-painted ceiling finish, I believe, is the reason for this.”

The three-in-one roofing product is the latest in a new wave of pre-fabricated housing products available on the Australian market.

Modular housing is becoming more popular as the technology becomes more advanced, allowing customers to purchase homes that use components that have been manufactured in a factory and then assembled on-site.

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