Orrcon Steel has helped create some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure and unique steel projects.

See below some examples of our work…

GM Poles and Orrcon Steel shine bright together

Over the last 19 years GM Poles and Orrcon Steel have formed a partnership that has delivered some of Australia’s most exciting lighting projects. 

GM Poles specialises in designing and fabricating steel columns for use in lighting, signage, communication and surveillance.

As a Transport and Main Roads (TMR) supplier, it is critical to GM Poles that they not only have steel that complies to Australian Standards but there must be full traceability on all material supplied. With a strong focus on compliance to Australian Standards, GM Poles hold engineering registration for every state and territory of Australia so that they can provide engineering certification for all of their projects.

GM poles bring some of the best sporting contests under lights right across Australia.

From the 50 metre lighting poles at the Perth Rectangular Stadium in the West, to the 40m poles at Elwick Racecourse in Hobart, and to the 48 metre lighting poles at Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns, GM Poles have Australia covered.

In 2015 GM Poles manufactured and supplied a total of 168 special stepped circular poles for the opening of Barangaroo Headland Park.

The famous stretch of landscape along the Sydney Harbour foreshore was opened to the public and has now become a popular walkway and cycleway for Sydney-siders. 

GM Poles source a combination of Orrcon Steel’s Precision Circular Pipe and Square Hollow Section, which is milled to non-standard lengths and then cut to various sizes to ensure no wastage.

Detailing Manager for GM Poles Jamie Goodrich says being able to source various sized steel is a real advantage when having such a diverse range of projects.

“As a TMR supplier we need Orrcon to roll and cut pipe to length to ensure there is no wastage.

“Without Orrcon we would be wasting >10% of the pipe,” the Detailing Manager said.

As GM Poles and Orrcon Steel continue to work closely together this is one of the many partnerships that shines a light on the diversity of the steel industry.

For more information on our products or services call 1300 677 266.

MAXI-TUBE® - Fantastic Floor Frames at Fraser

Orrcon Steel has recently been involved with two residential construction projects on Fraser Island. One with GMI Homes and the other with B & B Building Supplies.

Fraser Island has a subtropical climate with high levels of salt air due to its proximity to the sea. As such, these projects required materials that can withstand a harsh marine environment.

MAXI-TUBE® was the ideal product solution for these projects due to its anti corrosive zinc-alloy coating, which provides maximum durability, efficiency and versatility in many aggressive environments. Orrcon Steel’s MAXI-TUBE® was specifically used for the following projects.

GMI Homes: Residential Flooring System

MAXI-TUBE® was a key component in GMI Homes non-welded platform floor system. The house project was in close proximity to the beach front of Fraser Island.
MAXI-TUBE® was chosen for the floor system due to its durability in a salt laden environment, which makes it ideal for an enclosed, unwashed floor structure.

The MAXI-TUBE® product was not only ideal for providing a solution in the coastal tropical environment, but it was also a key element in providing construction efficiency.

“GMI homes have demonstrated with homes completed that they can build homes and townhouses in approximately 40% of traditional build time, together with utilising Orrcon Steel’s durable MAXI-TUBE®"
John Hammond – GMI Homes.

The floor area of the house under construction at Fraser Island was just under 400 square metres. Two men completed the whole installation (including the decking) in 4 days. The MAXI-TUBE® sections used were 75 sq x 4 columns, 150 x 50 x 2 floor bearers & joists, plus 150 x 50 x 3 bearers.

For more information about GMI Homes visit www.gmihomes.com.au


B & B Building Supplies: House & Deck - Posts & Bearers

Orrcon Steel has been working closely with long standing customer B & B Building Supplies for a residential project that began in August 2016. Our MAXI-TUBE® product was used as house posts and bearers to create subfloor framing for a house located close to the beach at Kingfisher Bay.

B & B Building Supplies fabricated the house posts from Orrcon Steel’s MAXI-TUBE® and supplied them to the builder for installation. The 89 sq x 2 MAXI-TUBE® sections were used for the house and deck posts and 125 x 75 x 3 MAXI-TUBE® for floor bearers. Hot dip galvanised base plates were screwed on and top plates were used for the house posts. The custom made top plates for the deck posts were welded on, and then hot metal sprayed to provide a coating that has the same durability as the MAXI-TUBE®coating.

“The main benefit of using MAXI-TUBE® for this project was that it is ideal for the marine environment due to it’s anti corrosion properties. In addition, choosing MAXI-TUBE®from Orrcon Steel also reduces lead times and construction costs”
Brett Bogaart – B & B Building Supplies.

For more information about B & B Building Supplies visit www.bbbuildingsupplies.com.au

The above corrosive environment project examples demonstrate the benefits of
MAXI-TUBE® in coastal environments. With good galvanic protection, it is also ideal for industrial applications, transport projects, intensive farming, plus food & beverage processing industries.

For further information about a MAXI-TUBE® solution on your projects, contact.

Stephen Reghenzani - (BEng Civil)
National Market Development Manager
Ph: (07) 3274 0676 | Mob: 0459 817 514
Email: s.reghenzani@orrcon.com.au

MAXI-TUBE® Laps Up Salt n' Surf

Orrcon Steel's MAXI-TUBE® continues to go from strength to strength.

We recently worked with KWIKSURE Building Systems to offer a revolutionary non-welded construction system that integrates MAXI-TUBE® into steel framing. This new system enables significant material and labour cost savings on building projects.

The innovative zinc alloy coated steel section MAXI-TUBE® is also making a splash on the highly corrosive Surfers Paradise high-rise precinct. The Aquarius Building Sun Roof Frame was specified as fully welded MAXI-TUBE® with a marine grade paint specification.

Since it was launched in 2014, an increasing number of projects in aggressive environments have seen the benefits of using MAXI-TUBE® with it's ZM 275 coating.

For further information on why this innovative product was used on these projects, refer below:



The Little Snappers Swimming School at the Gladstone Swimming Centre required a durable coated steel product that reduced lead times, construction times, and costs by using a non-welded pre-coated finished product.

Orrcon Steel supplied 150 x 100 x 6, 100sq x 6, 100sq x 4, and 100 x 50 x 3 MAXI-TUBE®.

The KWIKSURE system was specified by Gladstone Drafting due to it’s efficiencies and pre-coated MAXI-TUBE® was specified as it provides the durable and cost effective solution required for the harsh swimming centre environment. The other advantage was the use of mill finish tubular sections and sandwich panels that provide an aesthetically pleasing finish.

The non-welded laser cut KWIKSURE system provided a structural solution in the cyclonic zone of Gladstone. The erection of the frame was completed in just two days.

For further information on the project, visit www.sidc.com.au to download brochures & contact the designer. You can also watch the video by clicking here



The Aquarius Building Penthouse Sun Roof Frame required a durable coated steel product that could facilitate the application of a marine grade paint specification. MAXI-TUBE® was the preferred system as it is durable, reduces lead times and costs, and has a consistent zinc alloy finish.

Orrcon Steel supplied 150 x 100 x 6, 100sq x 6, 75sq x 3 MAXI-TUBE®. The Paint Specification was a zinc epoxy at weld zones plus a 2 coat marine grade epoxy system.

The structure had to be fabricated on site due to access and lifting limitations, so a durable pre-coated steel tube section was essential for success. The pre-coated MAXI-TUBE® was specified by Reinmac Engineers as it provided all the solutions for the design and the corrosive coastal environment of Surfers Paradise.

The pre-coated MAXI-TUBE® has an engineered defect free surface that ensures high quality adhesion of paint. This is a major advantage in harsh coastal environments that require a marine grade specification. The MAXI-TUBE® weld zones were surface prepared with a Bristle Blaster power tool and coated with zinc rich epoxy prior to the intermediate and finish coats.

The corrosive environment required Stainless Steel to be used as cleats and base plates which provided a high quality outcome for fabricated MAXI-TUBE®.

For more information on Power Tool Surface Presentation and Stainless Steel Cleat Welding to MAXI-TUBE® go to www.maxitube.com.au.

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