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 Broadley

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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Our experience with Homefab from start to finish was fantastic.

The wonderful team at Homefab displayed professionalism right throughout our build, with an old fashioned friendly service which is hard to find these days. Nothing was ever too much trouble and schedules, visits and shipping were always on time.

We chose to design our own home and follow the Owner Builder path, which gave us more flexibility and enabled us to actually watch our house being built, so we knew exactly what we were getting.
Overall the quality was great and we are in awe of the final build.

Would definitely recommend Homefab to anyone.

Thank you Homefab Team.

Mick and Kerry Knight Owner Builder December 12, 2018

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