Coolaspan insulated roofing, manufactured and supplied by Superior Panel Construction


mushroom-farm featuring a Coolaspan Roof

has been critical to the success of one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced commercial mushroom growing facilities, The Yatala Mushroom Farm nearing completion at Yatala in S.E. Queensland.


Covering over two hectares, the farm’s three fully insulated buildings are carefully temperature and light controlled to provide the optimum growing conditions for a range of popular mushroom varieties.


For mushrooms to be successfully grown on a commercial basis the internal temperature within the growing rooms must be maintained at an even 18 degrees C. throughout the year. In an area where ambient temperatures can vary between zero in winter and 40 degrees C. in summer, Coolaspan roofing’s inherent insulative properties will not only minimise air-conditioning and production costs, but will also assist in providing the best possible growing conditions to ensure a premium quality product is supplied to market.


The 11,000 square metre insulated roof incorporated 100mm Coolaspan panels in the buildings’ overall design. The insulated panels’ light weight and ease of installation reduced construction time and cost. A further advantage for such a large expanse of roof area is that it is cyclone rated and is able to achieve large spans, reducing the cost of the expensive steel framing required in standard roofing. With the project being located just 5 minutes from Superior’s Stapylton factory, material delivery costs and times were also minimised.


Marland Mushrooms commenced its growing plan in early January. Full production capacity will be reached mid-year. The farm’s premium quality products will be distributed nationally through the Brisbane fresh fruit and vegetable markets, conveniently located approximately 30 minutes away by road transport.


Superior Panel Construction is proud to have been selected to supply its insulated roofing panels for such a significant project.


Currumbin Eco Village, Corrospan


Coolaspan insulated metal roofing

is an integral design feature in a recently completed architect-designed home at the Currumbin Eco Village.


Currumbin Eco Village, CorrospanNestled in a grassy valley surrounded by high mountains on three sides, the innovative, eco-friendly family home is subjected to the high summer temperatures experienced in S.E. Queensland.


The home’s architect/owner specified Coolaspan roof panels for the 180 square meter residence, not only for the product’s outstanding insulation qualities, but also as an efficient, cost-saving alternative to more traditional construction materials. And with rapidly rising electricity costs, projected savings in air-conditioning and heating expenses, combined with an efficient solar power system should deliver significant savings for the owners over coming years.


Coolaspan combines an attractive Colorbond corrugated steel external surface area with a flat or corrugated steel Colorbond undersurface. A 100mm layer of construction grade polystyrene foam laminated between the two steel surfaces acts as an effective barrier to reduce heat transfer from the roof to the home’s interior during summer while effectively retaining internal warmth in winter. A further advantage is that Coolaspan is cyclone rated and fire resistant.


Builder, Mike Craihead said the lightweight panels were easily handled and quick to install. They also delivered considerable cost-savings as the system greatly reduced the amount of timber required for the roof structure and eliminated the need  to install ceilings and separate in-ceiling insulation.


Superior Panels is extremely proud to have been selected to supply the Coolaspan insulated roofing system for such an outstanding design project.



Environmental-house-Towoomba-webA new home incorporating a revolutionary new building system developed by Superior Panel Construction, has just been completed on a rural property at Pittsworth, west of Toowoomba.


Completed by a local builder, the 3-bedroom home is the first home built using the newly developed system.


It sits on the crown of a hill in an attractive rural area and enjoys superb views in all directions. However, as the home faces due west, it is also very exposed to freezing cold westerly winds in winter and blazing hot summer conditions.

Superior’s Managing Director, Nick Violet says the innovative building system significantly reduces construction time and material costs and will greatly reduce heating and cooling costs in the area’s extreme climatic conditions.

“The freestanding MgO insulated wall panels largely eliminate the need for steel or timber frames, so these significant cost components are essentially eliminated. The laminated wall panels are suitable for both internal and external walls. They combine a high impact/high strength external wall surface ready for paining or rendering with effective wall insulation. The insulated internal walls eliminate the need for plaster sheeting and incorporate high quality surfaces ready for painting,” he said.

“The insulated roof system is also quickly erected. It is extremely strong, eliminates the need for roof frames and rafters and its clean Colorbond steel flat undersurface also eliminates the need for separate plaster ceilings.”

Mr Violet says the construction system also lends itself to owner-builder applications as the laminated panels are easily handled and assembled.

In addition to their effective insulation properties, the panels improve sound insulation between rooms and from outdoor sources. They will not rot or decay and are not susceptible to termite attack. As they do not alter their structural integrity under extremes of moisture or temperature, they are ideal for use in tropical climates.

Both the wall and roof panels have been structurally tested and approved for use in cyclone affected areas.

Home owner, Ron Chatterton said the benefits of the insulated panels were obvious as soon as he moved into his new home. Along with the very comfortable living environment, he anticipates the on-going savings in heating and air-conditioning costs will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Superior Panels has been manufacturing and supplying a wide range of high quality insulated wall and roofing panels throughout Australia for over 5 years.

June 2013


Superior Panel Construction will release a completely new MGO insulated wall system at the 2013 Courier Mail Home Show.

Managing Director, Nick Violet says the innovative system will significantly reduce housing construction costs. “It reduces the amount of timber or steel framing normally found in a traditionally framed home while considerably reducing construction time,” he said. “It combines a high impact/high strength external wall surface ready for paining or plastering with effective wall insulation and a quality internal surface ready for painting”.

A new MGO flooring system will also be displayed. The fibreglass reinforced cement-based flooring sheets suit both interior and exterior uses and provide a suitable substrate for finishes such as vinyl, ceramic tiles, carpet and timber. The sheets can also be stained or clear sealed as an attractive, low-cost alternative finish.

MGO flooring can be cut and worked like fibre cement sheets, but offers improved structural performance and finish quality. It can span up to 600mm centres, will not rot or decay and is not susceptible to termite attack.

These new MGO systems will not alter their structural integrity under extremes of moisture or temperature, making them ideal for use in tropical climates. They also offer enhanced impact sound damping when used alone, or as a substrate for other surfaces like tile or timber. Hence, the flooring system is ideal for first floor applications.


Monopanel Manly  Private Home


June 12, 2012

Superior Panel Construction has relocated its head office and production facilities to new, significantly larger premises in Yatala S.E. Queensland.

The company manufactures an extensive range of high quality insulated steel roof panels and insulated wall cladding for both commercial and residential projects throughout Australia.

Managing Director, Nick Violet said the move coincides with the commissioning of new, highly automated manufacturing equipment purposely designed to deliver significantly increased production capacity and manufacturing efficiencies. “Since its inception, the company has been at the forefront of industry research and product development. We maintain an exhaustive testing program across the entire product range. Every Superior product is cyclone tested,” he said.

Superior’s insulated roof panels and wall systems deliver cost effective construction techniques combined with outstanding protection against the extremes of Australia’s harshest climatic conditions.

With an increasing focus on construction efficiencies and environmentally sound building products, the company is now strategically well positioned for continued growth. Superior’s roof and wall panels eliminate the need for rafters and battens, making them ideal for a broad range of commercial and domestic building projects. They are easily cut to suit curved or irregularly shaped floor plans, while the choice of flat, convex or concave roof or wall surfaces adds to the range of excitingly different architectural design options.

The new plant is conveniently located to service local and regional construction projects. It will also facilitate the development and introduction of new and exciting building products designed to meet the exacting needs of builders, specifiers and architects well into the 21st century.