Crafting Exceptional Structures

Precision Engineering & Advanced Technology to Craft Exceptional Steel Structures.

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Who we are

We are a Brisbane-based steel fabrication company that has been operating for over 55 years.

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Making it happen since 1968

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Who we are

We are a Brisbane-based steel fabrication company that has been operating for over 55 years.

We specialise in small to medium Structural Steel in boutique custom houses, small warehouses, multipurpose halls, mezzanine floors, awnings, or even large sheds. 

At Watkins Steel, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide first-class steel products and services in a timely manner, invest in technology, and prioritise our people’s skills development. 

Together, these are key to delivering exceptional project outcomes. As a result, we have developed an end-to-end digital workflow for steel fabrication and installation unique to Watkins Steel. This process delivers outstanding results by significantly reducing the human error, guesswork, and rectification work that costs money and time on construction projects.

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What we do

We detail, fabricate, and install structural steel and metal work structures.

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With our comprehensive range of services and our commitment to excellence, Watkins Steel continues to deliver top-quality structural steel and metalwork products across diverse sectors. Our goal is to provide tailored solutions and exceptional project results for each client, regardless of the industry sector they belong to.

testimonials

I have been fortunate to have the team at Watkins Steel supply and erect structural steel works for me since 1991 and in this time have seen the company grow, evolve, expand and change, all for the better. I do not see your team as just another contractor working for RDM Projects but as an integral member of our team. Knowing Des Watkins and Tony Dickinson for over 25 years,  I consider them both as good friends.
Marshall Cusworth RDM Projects
Watkins Steel are doing amazing stuff and achieving real world outcomes, which have redefined their business. By far one of the finest corporate applications of immersive tech that I’ve see. A real game changer – which has massive implications and potential for the traditional building & manufacturing industries!
James Picton Digital Media Lecturer at CQUniversity
Watkins Steel’s state of the art expertise and construction savvy approach to providing millimetre perfect production of the arbour ensured that an extremely complex and high risk installation was completed seamlessly, efficiently and with the highest consideration of safety to all personnel involved. The site based verification of physical obstacles and constraints paired with their software allowed conflict analysis and design vetting to occur virtually in the office. As the client we were afforded hands on opportunities to partake in this process ensuring that the finished product was exactly as it was envisioned. The Watkins steel team provided great service throughout the entire project and I was extremely confident with the outcome throughout its fabrication and construction thanks to their professional and collaborative approach.
Marc Mill JMac Constructions
Watkins Steel were recently engaged by Naturform to complete the structural steel package including covered walkway and deck at our high profile ‘Terraces’ project at All Hallows’ School. Watkins performed extremely well to a tight construction program and delivered a quality, on-time product. Their staff were knowledgeable, pro-active and helpful in overcoming design challenges encountered during the works. I would have no hesitation in recommending Watkins Steel for similar projects moving forward.
James McGregor Naturform
Myself and the team were very impressed with the performance of Watkins on the QUT Project – this has been noted around our office & QUT. Nothing was a problem for Tim and always delivered as promised. Look forward to working with you all on future projects.
Tim Weihen Shape Group Australia
Very happy with the Des Watkins and Tim O’Sullivan at Watkins Steel. All we engaged them for was the usual structural steel contract, but what we got was full 3D imaging site survey with proposed new elements overlaid, which identified conflicts in site conditions ahead of time. Good work boys.
Ben Scott Quadric
The Watkins drafting team were invaluable contributors on this project as they were able to foresee the majority of construction issues when designing and detailing the steel-work required for this job. By working with Watkins Steel to get the design right in the early stages, we achieved a stellar outcome with all our structural steel and metalwork components.
Brad Wootten Constructions Group
Working with Watkins Steel, I could be rest assured knowing that all structural steel would be delivered and installed within the construction time-frame. Watkins Steel have always exceeded my expectations and are always proactive in design issues and problem solving to ensure the desired outcome is achieved. I would definitely recommend Watkins Steel in the future because I know they have the best people to take care of the job.
Michael Dykes Shape Group Australia
The last steel I ordered for the threshold at Eagle Farm worked excellent mate, came up really well!!
David McIntosh Box & Co
Winners are Grinners!! Thank you all for helping us achieve what is arguably the best Harley-Davidson Dealership in Australia. I fly out to Nashville tomorrow for the World Wide Dealer Meeting, our Dealership will be showcased to every Dealer in the world. Who knows… might pick up an award!
Paul Lewis Morgan & Wacker
Our experience with Watkins Steel has been excellent. I found them very professional throughout the quote, documentation, and steel erection phases.
Shane Tollenaere Hunter Construction Management
Thank you for your commitment to our Perfect Delivery initiative and for helping us achieve our goal of Zero Defects, on time completion and meeting the key client value. We look forward to working together again soon.
Chris Jones Shape Group Australia