Architectural design is about two things: form and function. Function is set, but form is whatever you envision it to be. That is where Fabmetal Architectural Features comes in. Whether you need a staircase, balustrading, decorative metal pieces, cladding, splashbacks or have a unique project, we can help you.

We can fabricate any types of architectural features in single or complementary materials and in a variety of quality finishes. Glass, brass and any number of other materials can be added to your stainless steel architectural features to create the look you require.

Whether it’s a simple handrail for a flight of stairs, a large number of balustrades for a multi-storey building or a wrought-iron support for your corporate artwork, Fabmetal Architectural Features is the expert in design, manufacturing and installation. 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 in the craft of metal work, allows us to design metallic architectural features to suit your specific needs.

Fabmetal Architectural Features 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 architectural features, 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 to design development, manufacture and installation.

In short, when it comes to architectural features, you could not be in better hands.

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 architectural features – and you can rest assured that the end product will be of the highest quality.


Our range of products includes architectural features such as staircases, stainless steel balustrading, cladding, decorative metal, building facades, metal finishes and any other unique projects you can imagine. We create feature staircases, immersing ourselves in the project from concept to completion. 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 designing unique architectural features, 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. Our materials are laminated to a variety of substrates prior to installation to ensure they are able to withstand extremes of heat and impact. Some applications, like splashbacks, require a special heat resistant board to comply with BCA requirements, while others need rigidity and impact resistance.

When it comes to unique projects, Fabmetal Architectural Features 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 architectural features 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. Fabmetal Architectural Features’ 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. So no matter what type of architectural features you need, whether stainless steel balustrading, staircases, cladding or a totally original project, Fabmetal Architectural Features is the company for you.