A building frame made from TRUECORE® steel is strong, straight and precise. Steel house framing made with TRUECORE® steel won’t over time, which reduces the chance for jammed doors or uneven rooflines. And TRUECORE® steel is termite and borer proof – so it’s no wonder that the inner strength of TRUECORE® steel is the future of framing. Building frames made from TRUECORE® steel are efficient to work with and fast to install.

Indah Island has recently completed renovating a stunning farmhouse in Toodyay – a rural township located an hour north-east of Perth. Indah Island specialises in the ‘Hamptons Style’ and was founded by interior designer and media personality Natalee Bowen. This project was a team effort with her husband Mark Bowen, who oversaw the construction of the build and managed all trades.

The original Toodyay farmhouse was built in the 1860’s by Mark’s fifth-generation grandfather and has been in his family ever since. When the opportunity to purchase the property arose, Natalee and Mark jumped at the chance to keep it in the family.

The initial plan was to fix up the original farmhouse and keep it as a weekender for their family. However, when it was revealed that parts of the original home were in derelict shape, they instead decided to salvage what they could of the original home and add two new wings on either side.

The project then expanded some more to become a showcase home for their design business.

Says Natalee, Indah Island’s principal, “It really excited us to do what we wanted to without any restrictions.”

As well as a place for the family to come together, the home will also be used to host events for clients and builders. Each new wing of the home was built using framing made from TRUECORE® steel – a first for Indah Island for a project in their home state.

Key benefits of TRUECORE® steel:

Design versatility

House frames made from TRUECORE® steel have an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, allowing for wide spans and flexible designs to suit modern design trends.


Follow-on trades were able to complete their services more efficiently due to the pre punched holes for electricians and plumbers.

Since light gauge steel (LGS) framing made from TRUECORE® steel is straight and true, the plastering team was able to complete the dry-wall faster as no frame straightening was required.

Efficient and fast to install

Building frames made from TRUECORE® steel are efficient to work with and fast to install

50-year warranty for eligible applicants*

Manufactured and tested by BlueScope, distinctively blue TRUECORE® steel has a reassuring 50-year warranty for eligible applicants*.

100% Termite Proof

Frames made from TRUECORE® steel are termite and borer proof

Won’t catch fire

A house frame made with the inner strength of TRUECORE® steel won’t catch fire and may help achieve the standards required for building in even the most severely rated flame zone.


TRUECORE® steel is manufactured by BlueScope and is made to conform to the appropriate Australian Standard. AS 1397:2021 and AS/ NZS 1365:1996 for thickness, width, mechanical properties and coating mass. TRUECORE® steel is easily identifiable through product branding and the distinctive blue coating.


*Warranty currently offered for residential applications only and is subject to application and eligibility criteria. Commercial warranties may be available on application. For full terms and conditions and to determine the eligibility of your building for a warranty visit warranties.bluescopesteel.com.au or call BlueScope on 1800 800 789. Warranties provided by BlueScope do not affect consumer rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

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