Building facades are among the most important aspects of architectural design. Because they are the face buildings present to the world, it is vital they make a statement about the use and importance of the building. Building facades set the tone; they shape a building’s identity. A facade determines the way people on the street perceive the building, and contributes to the character and feel of the street. Building facades symbolise the transition between inside and outside, separating the urban from the office.
Local and state governments often have strict design conditions that any new building facades must meet, making it essential that yours is designed by experienced and accredited professionals. Fabmetal Building Facades can design, manufacture and install a unique frontage to make your building stand out from the crowd, while using modern design principles to ensure the integrity of the streetscape is maintained and local history is respected.
And because we can draw on more than three decades of metalwork experience, you know your facade will stand up against the elements.
We can fabricate any types of building facades in single or complementary materials and in a variety of quality finishes. Stainless steel can be combined with glass, brass and any number of other materials to create building facades to suit just about anyone.
Whether a single-fronted, single-storey building or a giant office tower,Fabmetal Building Facades is the expert in the design, manufacturing and installation of building facades. We have a detailed knowledge of Australian design regulations and building codes, ensuring all our products meet the legal requirements. Our experience, built on our founder Gordon Heald’s more than 30 years of experience in the craft of metal work, allows us to design building facades to suit your specific needs.
Fabmetal Building Facades is a family-owned business. Gordon, our managing director, established the company in 1993 in a factory in Ferntree Gully, and still retains a passion for new ideas. His focus is an inspiration to us all. From humble beginnings, Fabmetal has grown into a thriving and competitive business, contracting to all the major construction companies. Our high quality work is crafted with precision engineering, allowing us to undertake architectural metalwork projects for many of Victoria’s best-known and award-winning developments.
We have developed and retained a high degree of expertise thanks to our in-house training programs. Our craftsmen have the knowledge, experience and specialised skills, as well as the versatility, to tackle any design brief and turn your architectural vision into reality. We consider ourselves innovators and thrive on the challenge of meeting unusual briefs and developing customised solutions and installations.
When it comes to the design, manufacture and installation of building facades, you won’t find anyone better. We are recognised for our ability to successfully and professionally deliver projects of greatly varying scope and differing levels of complexity, all the way from concept through to installation.
As well as our vastly experienced and skilled team, our facilities, now in Bayswater, are first class. Our factory complex, with its state of the art machinery and equipment, provides us with the capability and the flexibility to manage and produce any scale of project. Our excellent relationship and collaboration with outside specialists, such as glaziers, when required, further supports and complements our own skills and completes the value of our total offer. This means we can incorporate >stainless steel, glass, brass, gold – practically any material – to any of our building facades – and you can rest assured that the end product will be of the highest quality.
In addition to building facades, our range of products includes architectural features such as staircases, stainless steel balustrading, cladding, decorative metal, metal finishes and any other unique projects you can imagine. We are involved from design development through to installation, using our experience and know-how to solve complex design issues and achieve your desired outcome. We do most of the manufacturing in our factory, in order to meet quality controls and ensure the best planning and the greatest access to the project, before assembling and installing the product on-site. As well as creating unique building facades, we also clad elements such as walls, columns, canopies, lift surrounds and feature walls in a variety of metallic materials, with your choice of finish.
When it comes to unique projects, Fabmetal Building Facades is second to none. We have built many unique projects thanks to our ability to take an idea through the phases of design, development and fabrication, always ensuring that the original concept is respected and the end product performs its intended function.
We have designed, manufactured and installed decorative metal installations for a range of clients, including the Melbourne Museum, NAB, Telstra, Fosters Group, Australia Post, Phillip Morris, Medibank, AMP, Planet Hollywood, David Jones, Knox City, Chadstone Cinemas, apartment buildings and many more. Our work is featured in many of Melbourne’s best-known landmarks, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, the State Library, Melbourne Docklands, Crown Casino and several major shopping complexes. Our work is recognised as the highest quality, which is why we attract such blue-chip clients. Our edge is quality and craftsmanship, and we intend to maintain it.
We value the integrity of your design, so we work closely with architects, engineers and builders to ensure that the design integrity of your vision is brought to fruition and the desired intention is delivered and installed as a quality product, within budget and on time.