About Us

About Us

We are a Brisbane based steel fabrication company that has been operating for 50 years. Our work includes 3D laser scanning, detailing, fabricating, and installing  structural steel and metal work structures. Specialising in small to mid-size structural steel, metalwork, urban artscapes, architectural structures, and refurbishment jobs, we have the experience and technological expertise to complete a vast range of projects with unparalleled accuracy.

At Watkins Steel, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide first class steel products and services in a timely manner. For us, investing in technology and the skills development of our people is the key to delivering exceptional project results. As a result, we have developed an end-to-end digital workflow for steel fabrication and installation that is unique to Watkins Steel. This process delivers exceptional outcomes by significantly reducing the human error, guess work, and rectification work that costs money and time on construction projects.

Our experience, skills, and technological capabilities in the fabrication and construction of structural steel and metalwork structures mean that we ensure the efficient execution of project work- each and every time!

Our Services

Our range of services include structural steel fabrication, metalwork fabrication, and 3D laser scanning services. Click on the links below to get more information on the range of solutions that we provide.

Our History

We first began operations in 1968, specialising in metalwork for residential and unit developments. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to employ over 50 staff across estimating, drafting, fabricating, and installation. We have doubled in size every 10 years since we commenced operations:

  • In 1978, the first factory was built in Northgate
  • In 1988, we moved to a larger site at Eagle Farm
  • In 1998, we built a 1500m2 factory in Northgate
  • In 2008, we relocated to our current, 3500m2 in Banyo

Drawing on over 50 years of experience, we can be trusted to carry out any job– big or small– with professionalism, expertise, and excellence.

Our Values

At Watkins Steel, our values are important to us. Consequently, we have established the Watkins Steel team agreement to reflect these values.

They are: 

  • Be Honest and Fair in My Communication
  • Be Respectful of my Colleagues and Clients
  • Show initiative and be responsible
  • Work as a team member
  • Work with a positive attitude