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High-Quality Solutions from Watkins Steel in Structural Steel and Metal Fabrication

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Watkins steel

About Watkins Steel

Established in 1968, Watkins Steel is a prominent Brisbane-based steel subcontractor specializing in structural steel and metalwork fabrication. With over 56 years of industry experience, we cater to clients in the building, mining, and construction sectors throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland. Our expertise spans various projects across multiple industries, showcasing our dedication to delivering excellence in every undertaking.

Our Values

At Watkins Steel, our core values guide everything we do. We prioritise the safety and well-being of our employees, fostering an environment where “work safe, home safe” is not just a slogan, but a daily commitment. We believe in open and clear communication, both internally and with our clients. Our team operates with a “do it right first time” mentality, ensuring exceptional quality and minimising rework. As early adopters of the latest technology, we constantly seek innovative solutions to reduce pain points for our customers and streamline project delivery. Ultimately, our driving force is the “make it happen” spirit – we are dedicated to exceeding expectations and turning your vision into reality.





Quality & Safety

Committed to maintaining a secure work environment, we conduct regular risk assessments and provide comprehensive training to minimize risks to our team, equipment, environment, and the public. Our strict quality assurance processes ensure that all steel items are fabricated in accordance with approved shop drawings. Leveraging automated robotics and our CC3 certification, we prioritize delivering top-quality structural steel and metalwork products that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Quality & Safety

Our Expertise & Commitment

At Watkins Steel, we take pride in our ability to offer exceptional steel products and services, emphasizing punctuality, technological investment, and the continuous development of our workforce. These qualities serve as the foundation for our commitment to delivering exceptional project outcomes. Leveraging an end-to-end digital workflow unique to Watkins Steel, we ensure accuracy, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness throughout every phase of fabrication and installation.

Our Comprehensive Offerings

Being a long term established steel fabricator, Watkins is ideally positioned to service a wide area of Australia and the South Pacific. Watkins boasts two factories, located close to major road networks, Airport and the Port of Brisbane, we have the capacity to handle large scale projects up to 1,000T or smaller scale jobs including aluminium and stainless steel.

Fabrication of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium products delivering a huge range of products and accessories supporting:

  • Structures
  • Architectural Screens & Louvers
  • Plant Access
  • Erection
  • Detailing
  • Galvanising
  • Paint Coatings
  • And much more.

Watkins ensures our customers receive the best level of service to support their needs. Our wide-ranging in-house processing capability reduces complexity for our customers to reliably deliver one-off and repeatable projects to specific requirements with accuracy adding immense value.

A large office facilitates our In-house detailing and 3D modelling, which provides Engineers and Architects a quick review of Complex Projects, connections and BIM information.

In House Logistics combined with our yard space allows us to manage a large volume of material efficiently, while our Internal Rigging team is capable of erecting and installing structures and fabricated items.

The Watkins Steel 5-Step Process

Laser Scanning


Processing / Fabrication


Install / Visualisation

Our Technology

At Watkins Steel, we prioritize continuous improvement and technological advancements in our operations. With a focus on enhancing onshore processing capabilities, we remain at the forefront of the industry through strategic investments and ongoing research. Embracing the latest technological innovations, we provide full-service digital engineering solutions, including laser scanning, construction modelling, construction setouts, and site verification.

Steel Processing & Product

Industry Sectors We Serve

Watkins Steel provides its exceptional services across a wide range of industry sectors. Our expertise and capabilities extend to various sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Residential
  • Education
  • Health
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Mining
  • Landscaping
  • Architectural Structures
  • Aged Care & Retirement
  • Fit-out & Refurbishments
  • Heritage Buildings

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.

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