Barden-Steeldeck Industries Pty Ltd (BSI) is Victoria’s premier roofing company with a long and demonstrable history of delivering outstanding roofing solutions at Melbourne’s most iconic commercial and industrial projects, such as the Southern Cross Railway Station, RSPCA Burwood, Caroline Springs Shopping Centre and the Melbourne Airport expansion.
Major clients include:
  • Lend Lease
  • Multiplex Constructions
  • Westfield Design and Construction
  • Probuild Constructions
  • CPB Constructions
  • John Holland Group
  • Hansen-Yuncken
  • Mirvac Constructions
In addition to its roofing division, Barden-Steeldeck Industries operates a sheet metal workshop which specializes in aluminium and stainless steel fabrication work, as well as general flashings that supplement the roof contracting side of the business. Barden also manufacture and sell a large range of commercial application ashtrays with our patented Flare Guard and waste bins to the general public, and a network of licensed distributors.
Established in 1974 by Barry Stokes and Reg Mullins as Barden Roofing, the company has developed into a dynamic organisation through a combination of strong organic growth and strategic mergers including Steeldeck Industries P/L in 1993, which was involved in many of Victoria’s major projects during the 1970s and 80s. Steeldeck Industries had earlier acquired Holvex Pty Ltd, an old and highly reputable roofing and sheet metal firm.
The Holvex name lives on, having been adopted by our sheet metal workshop and the continuing manufacture of our architectural waste bins and ashtrays that Holvex were synonymous with for many years.
In 2006 four long-time employees were given the opportunity to purchase the company with the impending retirement of the founder, Reg Mullins. These employees were Robert Hansen, Michael Shacklock, Mark Fisher and Nick Mullins.
Director Profiles
Robert Hansen
Commencing with Barden Roofing in 1983, Rob has been involved in all aspects of the business from on the tools general roof plumbing to supervising roofing gangs, estimating projects and developing and implementing key company policies and procedures such as OH&S and Quality Assurance systems.
Rob is responsible for negotiating tenders and generating repeat business and has forged strong relationships with major commercial builders such as:
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • John Holland
  • Baulderstone
  • Leighton Contractors
  • Hansen Yunken
  • Grocon
Rob also has extensive experience in working with builders, employees and union representatives and is committed to ensuring Barden-Steeldeck Industries’ activities are carried out in strict accordance with all state and federal government legislative requirements.
Rob was appointed a Director in 2006. Rob is also on the board of the Victorian branch of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia
Michael Shacklock
Commencing as a first year apprentice with Steeldeck Industries in January 1978 and gaining technical expertise as a qualified plumber, Michael has worked on some of the company’s most important commercial and industrial projects including the State Bank Centre in Melbourne and the Gladstone Aluminium Smelter in Queensland.
In 1986 he also became involved in estimating.
After the formation of Barden-Steeldeck Industries, Michael became a supervisor looking after major projects such as:
  • Melbourne Airport International Satellite Facility
  • Qantas domestic terminal
  • Westfield Airport West
  • Holden V6 Engine Plant
  • Aldi Distribution Facility
  • Holden HQ project
  • Southern Cross Station
Michael was appointed a Director and General Manager on July 1, 2006 and is responsible for estimating, contract negotiating and general company administration.
Nicholas Mullins
Nicholas started as a first year plumbing apprentice with Barden Roofing P/L in January 1992 and worked on various commercial and industrial construction sites such as the KRAFT factory in Strathmerton, Great Western winery and the Starwood MDF plant in Tasmania.
Completing his apprenticeship in 1996, Nicholas progressed to Site Foreman where he was responsible for projects including:
  • Eastland Shopping Centre
  • National Australia Bank - Docklands
  • Holden Headquarters
  • Lara Prison
In 2005 Nicholas was appointed as Project Manager in 2005 Managing various projects including
  • Southern Cross Station
  • State Library redevelopment
  • AXA
  • C3 The Gauge
  • South Wharf Development
Nicholas was appointed a Director in 2006.
Mark Fisher
Mark commenced with Steeldeck Industries as a first year plumbing apprentice in January 1989, completing his apprenticeship in 1993.
Working on various large, high profile sites around Melbourne including Melbourne Central, the Herald and Weekly Times building, Brighton Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Monash Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Seppelt Winery, Mark’s level of technical knowledge and strong leadership skills saw him promoted to Foreman in only the third year of his apprenticeship.
Mark progressed to Project Manager and has worked on various major commercial and industrial construction sites such as:
  • Tubemakers
  • Safeway Distribution Centre Campbellfield
  • Sale RAAF Base
  • Westfield Shopping Centres - Southland & Fountain Gate
  • Melbourne Airport T4 project
  • Rod Laver Arena Redevelopment
Mark was appointed a Director in 2006.
Major Projects
With over 80 full time highly experienced and qualified employees, Barden-Steeldeck Industries has consistently been the preferred roofing supplier for all of Melbourne’s major projects including:
  • Southern Cross Station
  • Greensborough Shopping Centre
  • Dandenong Plaza Shopping Centre
  • Holden V6 Engine Plant
  • Holden Headquarters Project
  • Caroline Springs Shopping Centre
  • Aldi Distribution Centre
  • West End Plaza DFO Spencer St
  • Waterfront City / Harbor Town
  • C3 and C4 Lend Lease Head Office
  • NAB Bank Headquarters
  • Westfield Southland, Airport West and Fountain Gate Shopping Centres
  • Melbourne Airport International Satellite Terminal, Terminal 2, 3 and 4
  • Melbourne Park Redevelopment Eastern Plaza
  • Royal Childrens', Royal Womens' and Monash Childrens Hospitals
  • Rail Crossing Removal Projects at Nunawading, Springvale, Gardiner, McKinnon, Ormond, Murrumbeena, Carnegie, Hughesdale and Essendon stations
  • Monash University Learning & Teaching, Alexander Theatre and Jazz Club projects
  • Rod Laver Arena Redevelopment
Specialist Projects
Barden-Steeldeck Industries distinguished itself with the supply and installation of the unique Kalzip Aluminium Roofing on the Southern Cross Station and subsequent specialist projects such as the Tarago Water Treatment Plant for Melbourne Water and the Educational Centre of Gippsland Water. We are also recommended installers of Kingspan Kingzip standing seam roofing and have succesfully completed work at T4 Melbourne Airport, Rod Laver Arena, Monash University Jazz Club and Alexander Theatre using this product.
Barden delivers quality roofing works for all the major builders in Melbourne and across rural and regional Victoria and is renowned for its ability to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for all roofing requirements.
Barden-Steeldeck Industries – The Number 1 Choice In Roofing

Major Clients

sHansen Yuncken
sBovis Lend Lease
sMultiplex Constructions
sWestfield Design and Construction
sProbuild Constructions
sWalton Constructions
sLeighton Contractors
sJohn Holland Group

Waste Bins and Ash Tray Products

Ash Trays and waste bins with stainless steel bodies or paint finished bodies, galvanised steel liners and anodised aluminium tops, wall mounted, flashguards and recycle bins
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