Our Story 2018-10-12T02:34:27+00:00


Since opening its door in 1989 Homefab has firmly secured its roots as part of the North Queensland fabrication community.

Our business is built on genuine relationships and a customer centered work philosophy. We thrive on teamwork and adopt solutions based ethic towards challenges and opportunities. We embrace new technology to better both our customer experience and our product evolution.

As part of the regional Australian community we support, educate and sponsor community programs and schools and participate in the strengthening of regional Australian towns and communities.



To be market leaders for the design, fabrication and delivery of high tensile, light gauge, steel framed building components such as steel sub-floors, steel wall frames & steel roof truss systems. Additional packages also available to varying stages of completion. Supplying to building Contractors, Owner Builders and Remote / Rural Councils for the Construction and Housing Industry within all Cyclonic Regions of Australia.


Home-Fab lives a purpose greater than profit.

  • We contribute to local economies through our team and community philosophy:

    • We employ locals, support the business of local builders and purchase material from local businesses
    • We contribute to and participate in local and remote community initiatives
    • We support work experience, school awards and education programs
  • We take the stress away from home building:

    • Going the extra mile to make the build journey easier for clients and builders
    • We invest in the latest technology to help our customers make more informed decisions when designing their home
  • We bring a ‘can do’ attitude:

    • No job is too hard
    • We welcome new ideas
    • We embrace innovation to improve outcomes and experiences.
  • Our homes are good for the planet:

    • Green smart homes and recycled steel.



Steel is the building product of the future, no question about it. We love steel because of the ability for owner builders to take control and save a dollar. We love seeing creative builders, architects and draftsmen shape creations only achievable with steel. We love watching remote communities feed their economy by applying the Homefab DIY Construction System to create new skills and industry within their communities. We love steel.


Brian is one of our managing directors who spent 10 years of his youth growing up in Bamaga and Yarrabah. Brian and his wife, Trish, have an indigenous family background with strong ties to Lakefield National Park, Hopevale and Djabugay – Kuranda. They have five children and the whole family is very active within the sporting and youth sectors of the community.

Homefab commenced an Inaugural Indigenous Award for Industrial Skills at the Mareeba State High School to encourage Indigenous students to want to become involved in the Industrial field and gain skills.

Mrs. Peta-Maree Broadley

Managing Director/ Accounts Manager/ Marketing

Long Term Employee – 10 years

Cert IV – Business Administration/ Cross Cultural Awareness Cert/ OH&S Cert/ WPH&S Cert Supervisory Skills Level 1 & 2/ Staff performance Appraisals / HR Truck Licence

Mr. Brian Cater

Managing Director / Production Manager/ Estimator

Long Term Employee – 24 years

Qualified Tradesman Boilermaker/ Supervisory Skills Cert/ QMI Supply Chain Management/ HR Truck Licence/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Benjamin Bolen

Managing Director/ Draftsman – Design Manager/ Sales – Manager

Long Term Employee – 7 years

Associate Degree Building Design – CQ University/ Cert III – Business Admin/ HR Truck Licence/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Glen Ritchie

IT Manager

Long Term Employee – 12 years

Bachelor Information Technology/ Oracle Certified Associate/ Java SE 7 Programmer/ Key program writer for Homefab’s Infoframe Software/ Diploma of Leadership and Management

Mr. Jason Cater

Wall Framing Plant Supervisor

Long Term Employee – 12 years

Cert III Production and Processing Systems

HR Truck Licence/ Forklift Ticket/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Roy Messina

Truss Framing Plant Supervisor

Long Term Employee – 12 years

Cert III Production and Processing Systems

HR Truck Licence/ Forklift Ticket/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Josh Fitzgerald

Welder Supervisor / Delivery Driver

Long Term Employee – 8 years

Welder Supervisor – all parts of the Homefab Welding Systems

HC Truck Driver/ Forklift Ticket/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Brendon Valinoti

Assistant to all sections of Homefab Production

Long Term Employee – 6 years

Assistant to all Production Staff – in all areaas of the Homefab System

Forklift Ticket/ Construction WPH&S White Card/ HR Truck Licence

Mr. Ashton Cater

Junior Indigenous Employee

2nd year/ In training for all of the Homefab Systems

Samantha Kelly

Admin – Bookkeeping Assistant

Part-Time Employee – Commenced with Homefab August 2017

Cert III – Hairdressing / Previous Owner of own business

Cert II – Business Administration

Customer Service Course / Risk Management / OH&S / Supervisory skills Level 1 & 2

Mr Kane Alderton

Production Manager

Full time Employee – Commenced with Homefab August 2017

Cert III Qualified Carpenter

Cert IV – Building & Construction

Extensive knowledge of Steel Frame Construction

Licenced for Skid Steer Loader / Excavator Operations


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We are proud to say we have had the pleasure of building a Homefab house. Originally we did the rounds of all the kit home companies Australia wide and eventually narrowed the list down to Homefab. We found they were the only company who used box sections is the floor joists, had a W50 wind rating and were within a price range that we could afford.

As we wanted to use our own the Homefab team was more than willing to oblige us. He also put suggestions to us which he thought would improve the house. We found the team more than helpful in getting our house ready to the stage where we were ready to build, The instruction manual arrived first so we could accustomise ourselves to the project we were about to take on. We found it well put together with step by step instructions. As long as you read the manual thoroughly, you really can’t go wrong. Anything we weren’t sure of we could just ring the Homefab team, night or day, office or home, and he would answer any queries we had. When the kit arrived we found it to be strong and well constructed. Everything was there. Thankfully, it arrived in stages for what we needed at the time, otherwise it could have been quite a problem storage wise. The Homefab team were in constant contact with us, by phone and on site visits, making sure that everything was going together as planned and that we had sufficient material, i.e. screws etc. If per chance we needed more of anything, it would arrive the day we required it or if not the following day.

Even though Homefab only supplied our house to Lock-up stage, they still kept in contact with us seeing how the house is going and giving us any suggestions or helpful hints which he thought would be of assistance to us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Homefab to anyone who is thinking about building a house. We are proud to say we built a Homefab house and that we did it ourselves.

July 28, 2017

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