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House 3 on The Block 2022

Look who’s back on The Block again!

It’s that time of year again when The Block is back to grab the attention of millions of viewers across Australia. And yes, once again, COLORBOND® steel and TRUECORE® steel are there in the thick of it, showcasing some of our exciting colours, textures and innovations. Let’s quickly dive back through our time on The Block and share some of the highlights.


The Block is back in town! Well, East Hampton to be exact. After last year when we all went bush on acreages in the foothills of Victoria’s Macedon Ranges, The Block returns to Melbourne’s popular bayside suburb of East Hampton with five properties wrapping around a corner position. They’ll each be undergoing some extraordinary transformations, with a steel framed extra storey being added, new COLORBOND® steel facades, and innovative interiors that will prove to be real eyeopeners.


This was The Block’s tree-change year, where contestants helped create palatial homes on huge five acre blocks, and with all the trimmings. It was The Block on a grand scale, with massive window and door openings taking advantage of the breathtaking views – and lots of extra fun like swimming pools, tennis courts and even produce gardens adding to the rural extravaganza.



A cul-de-sac in Hampton, one of Melbourne’s most sought-after suburbs, was the site of The Block’s 2021 Fans V Faves. It put some old favourites up against keen newcomers and COLORBOND® steel got to play an important role in transforming the entire streetscape. Ronnie + Georgia’s Surfmist® Matt corner block caught a lot of attention, but how do we go past the House 3’s COLORBOND® steel clad outdoor area with that rounded-corner window!


Set in Melbourne’s affluent beachside suburb Brighton, The Block in 2020 used 5 period homes to explore styles and eras from the past. We excitedly contributed to the wide colour palette to ensure each house was a show-stopper! That chamfered edge was a big winner in our books!


What a year 2019 was! We were everywhere! We were “back on The Block” and we had TRUECORE® steel in all the new extensions of the Oslo plus we were able to feature all 5 Matt colours for the first time. The highlights were those rooftop terraces and the entire back of the build was a showcase of the COLORBOND® steel Matt range!


In 2018, BlueScope introduced TRUECORE® steel to The Block with frames made from TRUECORE® steel being used to construct the top-storey apartment of The Gatwick for Carla + Bianca. The roof-top terrace was then clad in Monument® Matt, creating a sleek and modern apartment with stunning views of Melbourne City.

The Block 2018. walling made from COLORBOND® steel in this outdoor entertaining terrace.


The Block in 2017 was in Elsternwick, VIC and COLORBOND® steel was used across the whole line-up of houses. Elsternwick was the first time we met Ronnie + Georgia, who go on to become fan favourites!

The Block 2017. walling made from COLORBOND® steel
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The block 2023 House 3

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The Block 2023 - House 1

House 1’s façade has a modern coastal feel, but with elevated profiles and materials that pay homage to the coastal environment and the home’s history with the repurposed warm toned bricks.

The block 2023 house 2

House 2’s design concept is focused around a modern version of mid-century design both internally and externally. Mixed materials were a huge influence in mid-century design including the use of mixed shapes like linear and curved lines.

The block 2023 house 3

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The block 2023 house 4

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The block 2023 - House 5

The neutrality of the Bluegum® colour works perfectly within House 5's design concept which blends urban aesthetics with a bohemian feel.