Solar Absorption

The New South Wales Building and Sustainability Index (BASIX) has classified colours into light medium and dark on the basis of their solar absorptance as an easy guide for home builders to use when choosing materials for their homes. Please see the tables below for the solar absorptance and BASIX colour classification for our products.

SA = Solar Absorbance. The classification of colours in the BCA is based on solar absorptance, which is the inverse of solar reflectance, expressed as a ratio between 0 and 1. A SA value of 0 indicates that a roof absorbs none of the solar energy applied to it while a value of 1 indicates that a roof absorbs 100% of the incoming solar radiation.

BCA = The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has classified roof colour on the basis of their solar absorptance, referred herein as Light (L < 0.40), Medium (M < 0.60), Dark (D > 0.60).

Tile ColourRangeBASIX Rating BCA ClassificationSolar Absorptance
BEACHClassicMediumMedium.52
PEARLClassicLightLight.271
SANDClassicLightMedium.435
CHAR GREYClassicDarkDark.884
CHARCOALClassicDarkDark.935
CHOC ROYALEClassicDarkDark.907
STEELClassicMediumMedium0.479
COALClassicDarkDark.935
PEBBLEClassicMediumMedium.565
SAVANNAHClassicDarkDark.794
GUN METALClassicDarkDark.918
LUNA ECLIPSEClassicDarkDark.958
MICAClassicDarkDark.844
NICKELClassicDarkDark.952
MULGAClassicDarkDark.867
SHADOWClassicDarkDark.935
RADIUMPrestigeDarkDark.937
MERCURYPrestigeDarkDark.841
LITHIUMPrestigeLightLight.271
TITANIUMPrestigeDarkDark.875
TUNGSTENPrestigeDarkDark.914
PALLADIUMPrestigeMediumMedium.559
CARBIDEPrestigeDarkDark.958
CARBONPrestigeDarkDark.958
ABERDEENHeritageDarkDark.74
STONEHENGEHeritageDarkDark.918
NEWCASTLEHeritageDarkDark.935
BLACKSTONEHeritageDarkDark.958
PHOENIXTraditional(VIC)/DesignerDarkDark.957
REDWOODTraditional(VIC)MediumDark.671
SANCTUARYTraditional(VIC)/DesignerDarkDark.866
EMBERTraditional(VIC)/DesignerMediumDark.65
MAGNUMTraditional(VIC)/DesignerDarkDark.920
CHOCOLATTraditionalDarkDark.908
SURFSPRAYDesignerLightLight.289
OAKDesignerDarkDark.798
PARCHMENTDesignerMediumMedium.545
MALLEEDesignerDarkDark.867
LIMESTONEDesignerDarkDark.854
DESERT DUNEDesignerMediumMedium.52
BRONZEDesignerDarkDark.907
SLATEViennaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEViennaDarkDark.70
CAVIARViennaDarkDark.845
TURRONViennaMediumMedium.61
WALLAROOViennaMediumDark.662
SLATEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.821
GRAPHITEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.862
TRUFFLEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.70
AMBER HAZEMarseille (La Escandella)MediumDark.675
ROJAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumMedium.54
GRANITEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.845
JASPEE ROJAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumDark.579
BURNT OCHREMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.766
MEDITERREANAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumMedium.54
SLATEPlanumDarkDark.821
BLACKSTONEPlanumDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEPlanumDarkDark.70
WALLAROOPlanumMediumDark.662
ROJAPlanumMediumMedium.54
COCOAPlanumDarkDark.822
CAVIARPlanumDarkDark.845
TURRONPlanumMediumMedium.61
JASPEE ROJAPlanumMediumDark.579
SLATEVisumDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEVisumDarkDark.70
OLD ENGLANDVisumDarkDark.744
RUSSETVisumDarkDark.802
SLATECurvado/Medio CurvaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLECurvado/Medio CurvaDarkDark.70
ROJACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumMedium.54
MEDITERREANACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumMedium.54
JASPEE ROJACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumDark.579
CONAC (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.747
COBALT AZUL (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.843
AZUL (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.77
BOTTLE GREEN (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.874
OLIVE GREEN (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.834
TRANS ROJA (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedMediumDark.623
HONEY (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedMediumDark.669
WHITE (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedLightLight.259
BLACK (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.898
SLATEInnovaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEInnovaDarkDark.70
WALLAROOInnovaMediumDark.662
COCOAInnovaDarkDark.822
CAVIARInnovaDarkDark.845
TURRONInnovaMediumMedium.61
Tile Colour RangeBASIX Rating BCA Classification Solar Absorptance
SLATEViennaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEViennaDarkDark.70
CAVIARViennaDarkDark.845
TURRONViennaMediumMedium.61
WALLAROOViennaMediumDark.662
SLATEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.821
GRAPHITEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.862
TRUFFLEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.70
AMBER HAZEMarseille (La Escandella)MediumDark.675
ROJAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumMedium.54
GRANITEMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.845
JASPEE ROJAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumDark.579
BURNT OCHREMarseille (La Escandella)DarkDark.766
MEDITERREANAMarseille (La Escandella)MediumMedium.54
SLATEPlanumDarkDark.821
BLACKSTONEPlanumDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEPlanumDarkDark.70
WALLAROOPlanumMediumDark.662
ROJAPlanumMediumMedium.54
COCOAPlanumDarkDark.822
CAVIARPlanumDarkDark.845
TURRONPlanumMediumMedium.61
JASPEE ROJAPlanumMediumDark.579
SLATEVisumDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEVisumDarkDark.70
OLD ENGLANDVisumDarkDark.744
RUSSETVisumDarkDark.802
SLATECurvado/Medio CurvaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLECurvado/Medio CurvaDarkDark.70
ROJACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumMedium.54
MEDITERREANACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumMedium.54
JASPEE ROJACurvado/Medio CurvaMediumDark.579
CONAC (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.747
COBALT AZUL (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.843
AZUL (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.77
BOTTLE GREEN (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.874
OLIVE GREEN (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.834
TRANS ROJA (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedMediumDark.623
HONEY (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedMediumDark.669
WHITE (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedLightLight.259
BLACK (GLAZED)Curvado GlazedDarkDark.898
SLATEInnovaDarkDark.821
TRUFFLEInnovaDarkDark.70
WALLAROOInnovaMediumDark.662
COCOAInnovaDarkDark.822
CAVIARInnovaDarkDark.845
TURRONInnovaMediumMedium.61
0

Start typing and press Enter to search