Henley Charity Bike Ride

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The Henley team have arrived in New Zealand and are currently on day 5 of their 1000 km charity bike ride.

The team are raising money for two incredibly worthy causes.

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services and The Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by creating unforgettable memories.

With 2 days and 334 km to go, we are wishing all riders the best of luck. To sponsor the Henley team and contribute to these amazing causes, head to https://lnkd.in/fKf76HX

The Benefits of Metal Roofing

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You can't find a more durable or safer metal than steel and it’s no surprise that steel is the metal that's the most widely used in construction products.

Here are some of the main benefits of using metal roofing on new residential homes.

Designed for Australian Weather

A huge benefit of steel roofing is that it's made for Australia's challenging weather conditions. Because a steel roof is remarkably secure, safe and weather tight, it doesn't peel, crack or rust. Steel roofing can withstand harsh weather and won't fracture during hailstorms. A metal roof doesn't soak up water, so it doesn't add additional water to a structure's frame.

Safety Features

A steel roof is one of the safest roofs a homeowner can find. In addition to being able to endure severe Australian weather conditions, a steel roof is non-combustible, meaning it doesn't spark.

Lightweight & Quality

Even though steel roofing is incredibly strong and durable, it's also exceptionally lightweight. An average metal roof only weighs about 1.5 tonnes, which is a little less than the weight of a regular vehicle meaning there’s less load on your frame.

More Than Thirty Colour Options

When it comes to colour options, there's a rainbow of colours from which to choose. Keep in mind that Stoddart supplies and installs roofing and rainwater products in more than 30 colours and finishes.

When deciding on a colour, choose one that can complement the colour and style of your house. Because colour reproductions on a computer screen can vary, it's best to check a specific shade against an actual sample of a product before making a purchase. 

Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Many Australians choose steel roofing because of its energy efficiency. Steel roofs are environmentally friendly. In fact, at the end of its life, a steel roof is 100 percent recyclable. This is not the case for other roofing materials. 

If you’re a builder looking for a supplier that’s reliable and goes above and beyond, get in touch with our team today.

International Women's Day

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It was International Women's Day on the 8th of March and we were proud to sponsor the AWIC lunch celebrating the important role women play in this phenomenal industry.

We have female representation at all levels of our organisation, from the manufacturing floor through to senior management and we love what this adds to our business.

It's great to be part of events like today where we all come together to recognise and celebrate the fantastic women in the industry, and those who support them.

Custom Garage Doors


History, commitment and service are just some of the things that set us apart, but all these mean nothing if they're not paired with the best products.

Our custom Garage Doors are an excellent example of how we provide our customers with unique products that can complement their stunning designs.

When it comes to these doors, your creativity can be the start of something truly spectacular.

To learn more about our custom doors head to http://ow.ly/mhhW30iBOOi

Head Office Solar Panels

We are proud to provide our customers with smart and innovative energy solutions and are firm believers in practising what we preach.

Our head office and warehouse in Darra is powered by 363 solar panels and it's just one of the ways we are contributing to a more eco-friendly environment and the future of sustainable energy.

We see a future where every new home can power itself and are proud to be well on our way towards making this a reality.

The Benefits of Ceraclad®


Safety, Convenience, and Design: 3 Features that give Ceraclad® the Edge

When it comes to choosing your external cladding, you want to make sure that you pick the very best available. Considering the regular wear and tear a home experiences, including extremes of heat and intense elements, it's vital to focus on products with integrity. That's where Ceraclad® comes in.

Developed in Japan, Ceraclad® cladding is a pre-finished, ceramic-coated cladding option that gives you the triple benefits of easy maintenance, superior safety, and a sleek aesthetic.

With over 50 years of professional experience with world-class exteriors here at Stoddart Group, we feel confident standing behind the benefits of Ceraclad®.


Aesthetics: Versatile, Modern, and Long-Lasting

We understand the importance of aesthetics when it comes to a home's exteriors. The outside of a house is what faces the rest of the world: you want it to be stylish, sleek, and modern. Ceraclad® offers versatile design options that can fit well into anyone's concept. Interested in a more classic, wood look? Ceraclad® offers several ranges of wood-toned panels that emulate those classic walnut and oak finishes. With a wide range of colours and textures, there's a Ceraclad® panel that fits every design vision.

Ceraclad® can be used to design and develop a variety of sleek exteriors to fit the vision for any new home. And with Ceraclad®’s 30 Year Colour Test, you know you're investing in a quality look that lasts.

Convenience: Cladding that looks after itself

Once installed, you'll benefit from the extra convenience of Ceraclad®'s self-cleaning panels.

This self-cleaning mechanism is based on Ceraclad®'s ability to trigger an oxidation process when exposed to sunlight. Also known as a photocatalytic capacity, this means that all the sunlight shining down on your exteriors will work in your benefit. The oxidation process decomposes dirt and grime that naturally accrues on your home, with no extra effort on your part.

And it's not just dirt and grime. The oxidation process also destroys other types of unwanted
growth on your cladding, erasing mould or mildew before they even have a chance to take hold
in most circumstances. Not only will homeowners save money by not having to power wash or
invest in exterior cleaning, but they won't have to put the time in to constantly check for mould
and mildew cropping up. The photocatalytic coating which is the top coating of CERACLAD
panel is so sophisticated, it's used in Japanese hospitals to eliminate germs and viruses.

Safety: Conscientious features for the Environment and You

We're proud to stand behind products that fit our standards for safety. As we mentioned before, the photocatalytic coating is so safe that it's used on the walls in Japanese hospitals. The ceramic coating is a safe and non-toxic material that's in cookware, tableware, and biomedical implants.

In addition, Ceraclad® offers protection for you and your family. It's code marked up to BAL 40 for bushfires, which means you can feel safe with Ceraclad panels whether you're in the city or out in the country.

Remember that oxidation process that makes Ceraclad® self-cleaning? Well, this photocatalytic property also makes for an environmentally conscious product. Every 80 square metres of Ceraclad® produces the same amount of air purification as six poplar trees. In addition, the panels are made of 50% recyclable materials, making it the ideal product for the environmentally conscious consumer.

Ceraclad® not only looks and performs great, it's also backed by the Stoddart Group Seal of Approval. With over 50 years of experience, 38 branches, and 2000 contractors, we know a great building material when we see it. And we're so impressed with Ceraclad® that we've secured the exclusive Australian distribution rights. If you're interested in installing panels that offer sleek design, low maintenance, and peace of mind, contact us today.


Stoddart's Health, Safety & Environment Risk Group

Introducing Stoddart's Health, Safety and Environment Risk Group. The group caught up last week to discuss all things health and safety and talk strategy for the year ahead. Safety is a fundamental part of what we do and we strive to ensure a safe working environment for all involved.

To have a team like this is a great asset to our business and round-table discussions like these ensure safety is more than a department, it's a company-wide commitment.

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10 Reasons to Put Solar on a New Home

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10 Reasons to Put Solar On a New Home

Solar energy is in the news a lot - and often touted as the future. When building a new house, builders and buyers should consider whether to add solar panels to new construction or not. The fact is energy prices are rising and more and more people want to benefit from solar power.

Here are ten good reasons why you should put solar panels on a new home:

1. As more and more people want solar panels, the value of a home with solar increases. The market has moved towards solar acceptance and the product is in demand. This is particularly true in Australia, where more than two million households already have a solar system.

2. When solar is installed at the time of construction, the entire home can be properly designed to take advantage of solar power. You can, for example, angle the home on the lot to give a nice expanse of north-facing roof. You can also plan roof layout and landscaping to prevent shading and ensure that there is space for PV inverters and other equipment.

3. It is cheaper to install solar power systems during the build phase.

4. Builders offering solar stand out from the crowd -  it shows a company that’s environmentally savvy, knowledgeable, and forward-thinking.

5. The government pays for some of the system through rebates plus your customers benefit from feed-in tariffs.  

6. The law may one day require it. Although Australia's Renewable Energy Target has not gone as far as to start mandating solar panels on new construction, San Francisco has already started requiring rooftop solar on new construction and France has a law that partially mandates it. Some smaller cities are also doing it - and it is not at all impossible that jurisdictions in Australia will follow suit. Builders who are ready for this will be at a major advantage compared to those who are not.

7. Electricity rates are rising all the time. Even without feed-in tariffs, a reduction in payment will be attractive to new home buyers, especially if they are educated about the cost comparison between solar systems and continuing to get your electricity from the grid. It typically takes five years to pay off the initial investment, but because it is integrated into the price of the home, customers will notice a return faster than if they simply bought a system.

8. Solar panels can be more reliable for people who are at the edge of the grid than grid power - and need no fuel. If you are building in a location where most people have generators solar panels can, at least during the day, reduce or even eliminate the need for a generator.

9. By building the system into the house at the start you can ensure that the roof type is correct. You can avoid slate roofs (which tend to crack under the weight) and asphalt roofs (which tend to need to be replaced or repaired before the panels do, increasing expense).

10. With battery prices on the way down it makes sense to install a large solar a solar system on your new home, at a significantly lower cost than after construction. This will ensure that your new home will be battery ready when batteries become more affordable.













In our latest Q&A we spoke to Sydney Regional Manager Chris Hoult. Chris was one of our subcontractors before he came on board as a supervisor in 2010 and has worked his way up through our business.

His knowledge of the Sydney market is second-to-none and his focus on customer satisfaction centres around his ability to predict what a customer wants before they have to ask.

Progression and opportunities to grow within the business are a key part of our employment philosophy. With locations up and down the Eastern Seaboard and a number of products and departments, the opportunities are endless with Stoddart Group

Q&A With Wayne Dixon

In our latest video, the General Manager of Steel House Frames, Wayne Dixon, shares his Stoddart journey. Wayne talks about the great growth potential for steel house frames in Australia and how he has enjoyed his time working for the Stoddart Group.

Backed by 55+ years of success, Stoddart is now leading the way with timber to steel conversion with excellent products and industry knowledge.

Q&A with Michael Trasy

In our latest Q&A we spoke with Michael Trasy. 20 years ago Michael started as a trainee estimator in Brisbane. Since then he's held a number of roles in various states and he is now the State Manager for Building Products NSW. Under his leadership the NSW business has seen impressive growth. 

Michael's journey with Stoddart Group is just one example of how people can grow within our business.

Throwback Thursday

Throwback to this impressive progress shot of Stoddart steel framing at The Manhattan Terraces in West End, Brisbane. Built by Condev Construction and featuring 80 townhouses we were able to commence this project ahead of schedule and exceed our client's expectations.

Our steel framing business offers full project management covering everything from initial design right through to installation onsite, we even do the structural component meaning you only need one supplier for your framing needs.

From an idea to reality. 

Custom Wedberg Garage Door

We often talk about how the garage door is the biggest opportunity to make a statement with a home's facade and the proof's in the pudding with our latest custom garage door for Welsh Building.  

Designed by the home owner and made a reality by our team, this custom Western Red Cedar carriage panel door is truly a piece of art. The finishing touches, replica hinges and handles and a stunning oil finish take an already stunning door to the next level. 

Below you can see the process from the owner's original idea right through to an installed door. 

If you're interested in a custom garage door for a new home, contact us today. 

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Custom Wedberg Garage Door Final Product