Proudly Australian. Family Owned.
Modern are continually driven to develop products that assist Australian home owners increase the value and comfort of their home. We’re committed to our customers and staff, bringing convenient, stylish and affordable home improvement solutions with pride in our workmanship, and a mission to improve Australian homes from top to bottom, inside and out.
Designed with the consideration of our unique climate and needs of everyday Australians, we offer a comprehensive range of home improvements to suit the style and budget of every home.
We provide our customers with:
- The highest level of professional services both before & after sales.
- Promoting the highest level of integrity to ensure public trust.
- Continually striving for excellence in technical knowledge and assistance.
- Honouring our guarantees both in the letter and in the spirit.
When you buy Modern, you buy Australian owned & manufactured quality.
Modern brings stylish and affordable home improvement solutions to Australians with pride in our workmanship and service, with a mission to improve Australian homes from top to bottom, inside and out.
Transform your old roof with a roof restoration or roof replacement from Modern and you’ll have the best-looking roof on your street. Modern utilises the latest technology to protect your home and even cut your energy costs.
Harness Australia’s abundant sunlight with Modern solar panels and start generating renewable energy on your very own roof for free. Modern only uses premium technology solar panels that’s why we can offer a 25 year panel efficiency warranty.
The ever-versatile range of stylish Modern window shutters offer superior protection in the harshest of environments. Modern roller shutters and louvres can keep your home cooler during hot days and protect your home from flying debris, branches, falling trees and from lashing rain, even hail and unwanted intruders. Modern roller shutters and plantation shutters use only premium materials engineered and perfected over years you’ll really notice the Modern difference.
Why Choose Modern?
The Science, Technology, and Committments that Set Us Apart
Why Choose Modern?
The Modern Advantage
As one of Australia’s leading total home improvement companies, we have over 35 years’ experience specialising in window roller shutters, solar energy and roof restoration. With nearly 1000 staff Australia wide, we provide everything from initial consultation and installation, right through to after sales service support.
Modern products use only premium materials and designs engineered and perfected over the years. Our state of the art production facility in Adelaide is the biggest roller shutter manufacturing plant in the southern hemisphere and our solar panels are only from Tier 1 and Tier 2 sources, ensuring the highest quality for your home.
We employ only the best technical staff, and even have an industrial chemist to test and perfect our coatings to ensure our superior products resist corrosion and fading in the most extreme Australian conditions.
Modern also offers the best trained and qualified team in the industry to ensure expert advice, superior service, on-time delivery, and fully qualified, licensed and insured tradespeople who respect your property and leave it clean and tidy. Australia-wide, Modern works to a standard of excellence – we’re members of the Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
So when you decide on your home improvements, remember the Modern difference and you’ll agree that your home deserves Modern. Experience the Modern difference right now by contacting us with your enquiry or to book your free in-home consultation.
Modern Science & Innovation
Maximum Protection from Harsh Winds, Fire & Burglary
Our Science & Innovation
CSIRO Fire Protection
Modern roller shutters have been CSIRO tested in compliance with AS3959 – Construction of Buildings of Bushfire prone areas, against unprotected windows. A simulated bushfire exposure test was carried out, with Modern’s roller shutters covering a window compared with an unprotected window. The testing exposed the samples to maximum radiant heat load that a building may be subjected to in an area of high bushfire hazard. Modern roller shutters withstood radiant heat flux of 40 kw/m2 and showed no discernable buckling, with the shutter still operational and providing protection even after 60 minutes of exposure. The unprotected window began cracking from a radiant peak flux of 8 kw/m2 with the window disintegrating just 2.43 seconds later*.
In response to devastating bushfires in Victoria in 2009, Australian building Standard 3959 was updated and republished AS3959:2009. The updated Standard speciﬁes requirements for the construction of buildings in bushﬁre-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushﬁre attack from burning embers, radiant heat, or ﬂame generated by a bushﬁre. The new building code for bushfire prone areas recommends that “Standard windows can be used provided they are completely protected by bushfire shutters complying with AS3959:2009.” Modern Roller Shutters are fully compliant to AS3959:2009.
Cyclone Protection (High Wind, Heavy Rainfalls)
Tested by the Cyclone Testing Station at James Cook University, and Australian made using the best quality materials; Modern roller shutters provide complete protection against strong wind, broken glass, flying debris, lashing rain, and even hail; helping create a barrier to safeguard your home against severe storm damage.
Keen to ensure the highest product quality, Modern’s Roof Coatings Division employs an industrial chemist to oversee development and manufacture of coating products and to conduct ongoing research, to ensure all products can withstand the harsh Australian conditions.
Partners & Sponsorships
The partners we work with to develop new home improvement technologies.
Our Science & Innovation
- Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
- Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL)
- The Housing Industry Association (HIA)
- The Master Builders Association (MBA)
- Mortgage & Finance Association Of Australia (MFAA)
More on our history, the modern team and our competitions.
- “WIN$5,000 IN HOME IMPROVEMENTS” QLD PROMOTION – February-May 2016
- Winner: John McCormick of Alexandra Hills, QLD
- “WIN $5,000 IN HOME IMPROVEMENTS” PROMOTION (Perth Royal Show) – October 2015
- Winner: Florioa Schiller of Wembley, WA
- “WIN AN ENERGY STORAGE UNIT WORTH UP TO $10,000” PROMOTION (World Solar Challenge) – October 2015
- Winner: Adrian Wot Ton of Outer Harbor, SA
- “ARNDALE CHRISTMAS COMPETITION 2015 – WIN A $5000 GIFT CARD” PROMOTION (Arndale Shopping Centre) – November/December 2015
- Winner: Shalini Grover of Ferryden Park, SA
History of Modern
The Modern story began in Adelaide, South Australia, with a steam cleaning business. Ron & Tina Bayley owned and ran Bramalco Steam Cleaning during the 1970’s and specialised in residential and commercial properties operating from home and a small depot. A small part of the business at that time was in roof repairs, and in 1987 the directors developed more effective strategies to enable that part of the business to flourish.
In early 1988, Bramalco Pty Ltd was formed, so beginning South Australia’s newest and fastest growing business in the home improvements sector. The roof restoration business was born and quickly became the dominant part.
Over the next 5 years, drive and imagination saw rapid growth and diversification. The directors recognised the need for efficient, effective management at departmental level to ensure that effective delivery of product and service to the company’s growing customer base was maintained.
In 1992 a branch of Modern Roof Restoration was opened in Perth, Western Australia. Further expansion followed in 1994 with the introduction of Streamline Roller Shutters to the Perth operation. The combination of experienced Adelaide staff with the new and enthusiastic Perth team quickly ensured a successful Perth division of Modern.
By 1997, Modern Roof Restoration had added Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Wollongong and Central Coast NSW to its sphere of operations. A further multi-million dollar investment in South Australia provided a world class manufacturing facility for roller shutters and ensured leadership in the Australian roller shutter market. A shutter assembly facility was added to the Sydney operation to accommodate the largest state market.
Keen to ensure the highest product quality, Modern’s Roof Coatings Division employed an industrial chemist to oversee development and manufacture of coating products and to conduct ongoing research. Constant improvement is at the core of every Modern business division.
In 2006 Modern embarked on some intensive research to enhance the environmental qualities of our existing products, and along the way look into further products that every day Australians could install on their home to reduce their carbon footprint.
The results of this research were the launch of our heat reflective roof coating called Supablock and the release of our second generation Enviro Blind Roller Shutters – both of which provide fantastic thermal insulating qualities which assist to reduce reliance on heating and cooling.
But the real company growth came in the form of roof top solar electricity power systems (Solar PV). With this product Modern gave its customers the very real choice of using highly polluting and environment damaging conventional electricity OR replacing some (or all) of this with clean, green electricity straight from the sun and into their homes. Within 12 months of trading Modern Solar had quickly become bigger than Modern itself!
Today, Modern is an Australian market leader in Roof Restoration, Re-Roofing, Roller Shutters and Security Alarm Systems, Garage Doors, Solar Electricity and Solar Hot Water. Modern now employs over 1000 people nationally with this figure growing all the time. Modern are proud members of many associations to ensure that we meet the high standards of Australian produced products.
Join the Modern Team
A dynamic and innovative company, Modern is one of Australia’s leading home improvement companies. Modern has had continuous growth and provides exceptional career and development opportunities for highly motivated & qualified individuals.
We currently have offices in Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and are always looking to the future with plans to grow even larger. Career opportunities available include professional sales agents; call centre & customer service operators; promotional representatives and skilled service technicians / installers. Modern use only licensed tradespeople and are members of the Master Builders Association and ASIAL.
Being an Australian owned and operated company; we always use state of the art quality products and have strived to earn a reputation of being a professional company who provide exceptional service to our clients over and above what they would expect. This is where our team comes in. Without these values reflected in the attitudes of our employees, we cannot continue to grow our already fine reputation. In return, Modern offer opportunities for star performers to progress into senior management roles.
Installation Franchise Opportunities
One of Australia’s largest home improvement company, Modern has excellent opportunities for installation franchises, to install our product ranges. If you have a trade background or enjoy working outdoors, this is an opportunity to earn big dollars and be your own boss.