Case Study: Port Augusta Central Oval

ARCHITECT: Studio Nine Architect
BUILDER: Badge Constructions

  • 862m2 of 1.0mm ARAMAX FreeSpan 800
  • COLORBOND® steel Surfmist®

The Project

Located in regional South Australia, the Port Augusta Central Oval Community Sporting Hub underwent a $16 million redevelopment beginning in late 2013 and was designed to provide the community with a modern centralised sporting and event location.

The completed sporting facility is a state of the art two-storey multipurpose stadium, incorporating a full sized AFL football oval, three indoor basketball courts, outdoors netball courts, change rooms, a corporate function centre and upstairs viewing platform for guests to enjoy.

Fielders were commissioned by Badge Constructions to supply 875m2 of ARAMAX FreeSpan roof sheeting as the roofing solution for the project which was completed in late 2014.


The Solution

Fielders ARAMAX FreeSpan was chosen by Studio Nine Architects, to provide a bold and contemporary look in line with the developer’s vision for the project. The ARAMAX FreeSpan profile worked perfectly for the project, as it allows for large roofing spans of up to 20 meters with no purlins or girts, producing a modern and strong finish to fit the building’s purpose and function.


The Process

The ARAMAX FreeSpan roofing solution was supplied by Fielders during the 2014 construction phase of the sporting hub project. The material was rolled at the Fielders Mile End mill in Adelaide, before being loaded and transported to the project site in Port Augusta. Upon arrival Fielders worked with contractor McMahon Services to install the building’s feature roofing profile.



Fielders ARAMAX FreeSpan structural cladding system is a unique V-shaped roofing profile that is bigger, bolder and deeper than conventional steel cladding profiles available on the market. The product is manufactured in standard 800mm cover width, with 700mm to 900mm cover widths available upon request.

ARAMAX FreeSpan is produced on a mobile roll-former and has the unique ability to be rolled onsite anywhere in the world, reducing construction time and improving project efficiencies. Project applications include commercial buildings, residential houses, shade structures and commercial shelters.


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