A roof is a crucial aspect of any building. Quite simply, without one you don't have a home. While it serves a practical purpose it also has an important design function, leading your theme from the top down and the outside in.
On the roofs of this year's The Block NZ homes you’ll find something unique and innovative with the COLORSTEEL Matte range.
The architect designs relied on a product that would protect The Block NZ homes in the long term, while enabling them to achieve a contemporary and sophisticated look.
The COLORSTEEL Matte range also gives the homes a refined and sleek aesthetic, as the paint technology diffuses light to give a unique lustred surface and soft textured look not seen in other finishes.
By contrasting COLORSTEEL FlaxPod Matte with COLORSTEEL SnowStone Matte, teams were able to achieve great visual appeal, yet distinguish each separate home.
The same design principles can be applied to your own homes. Newshub spoke to Suzanne McKandry from COLORSTEEL to get some useful colour selection tips.
"We would normally recommend to compare COLORSTEEL samples in natural light, and against other materials you’re looking to pair with. This will make sure you achieve the overall look you're going for, without any surprises" Suzanne McKandry, Head of Marketing says.
"The right colour will work harmoniously with the rest of your home and surrounding environment, but most importantly should reflect your own style and personality."
"Luckily, we have a wide range to choose from, inspired by the colours and landscapes of New Zealand. The Matte range is a great way to incorporate interesting texture and stand out in an understated way," she says.
"The innovative and premium paint technology uses micro-wrinkle technology to diffuse light, creating a unique lustred surface and a soft textured look, revealing the true tone and depth of colour not seen in other finishes," she says. "It's a refined choice which proves beauty is in the detail, when transforming the look of your home."
Transforming your home
The transformation of a new roof can make a home look brand new, and is a great opportunity to play with different profiles and colours and breathe new life into your home's external appearance.
"We continue to see strong interest in our Matte range, not just for new builds like on the Block, but also with people updating the look of their existing home as part of renovations, particularly popular in the current climate," Suzanne says
"FlaxPod Matte is the most popular colour in our Matte range, although we predict growth for SnowStone as we see designers and architects move to lighter tones.
COLORSTEEL Matte is not the only innovation in the range. Gaining popularity and growing awareness in the roofing industry is COLORSTEEL DRIDEX, which helps to create a warmer, drier and healthier home."
"It's an innovative roofing and wall cladding solution that delivers superior condensation absorption and enhanced ventilation, with great installation benefits too. It combines a thin layer of a specialised absorbent fleece to the underside of each COLORSTEEL sheet, negating the need for traditional underlay roofing and cladding paper. It's available in the full COLORSTEEL colour range, including the Matte finishes."
It's even been recognised as a Sensitive Choice product by the National Asthma Council for helping reduce mould and other pollutants associated with asthma and other respiratory tract inflammations and allergies.
To ensure you're getting genuine COLORSTEEL, check when picking your colour that it's from a branded colour chart or physical sample. You can also ask your supplier to confirm in writing they are supplying genuine COLORSTEEL made by New Zealand Steel.
This article was created for COLORSTEEL.