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Prestigious national award for Fairbrother

Fairbrother Joinery named Specialist Contractor of the Year

Leading Tasmanian construction contractor Fairbrother Pty Ltd has been honoured at a national level, with a prestigious construction award at a gala event in Canberra on November 24, 2016.

At Master Builders Australia’s National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards at Parliament House, Fairbrother’s Joinery Division claimed the coveted National Specialist Contractor of the Year Award.

The award win came off the back of the division’s work on the refurbishments of Spirit of Tasmania I and II.

One of the most logistically challenging projects undertaken by Fairbrother Joinery, the refurbishments required work to be undertaken on one ship while it was in service across Bass Strait. The other was refurbished while in dry dock in Sydney.

Adding to the complexity of the project was the UK location of the client, Trimline, making effective communications more challenging and meaning early mornings and late nights for the project management team.

Fairbrother CEO Craig Edmunds said the award win was a great reward for the joinery team, which rose to the occasion of a challenging project.

“Our success in the refurbishments of the Spirit of Tasmania ships has demonstrated the fantastic skills of our joinery division to undertake such a diverse project,” Mr Edmunds said.

“It’s great to see their talents and skills recognised at a national level.”

Fairbrother Joinery Manager Dion Clarke said the award win was an honour and a reflection of not only Fairbrother’s focus on developing a strong and committed team, but the skills of the entire joinery division.

"To win such a prestigious award at a national level is a huge honour for our business and demonstrates the skilled workforce we have established,” Mr Clarke said.

“I'm incredibly proud of the joinery division’s hard work and commitment."

This is the second time Fairbrother Joinery has won National Specialist Contractor of the Year, after first winning the award in 2005.

Fairbrother sponsors positive psychology expert's visit


Click here to read a media release from Fairbrother on the visit of positive psychology expert Professor Lea Waters.

2017 Apprenticeships

​Fairbrother is now accepting applications for 2017 Apprenticeships.

Position Vacant: Contracts Administrator

A position is available for a talented Contracts Administrator

Click the link for details of the new Contracts Administrator position.

Mitchel Hill - Hands-On Apprentice of the Year

Award for Fairbrother carpenter Mitchel Hill.

Congratulations to North-West based carpenter Mitchel Hill who won the Hands-On Apprentice of the Year award at the Master Builders' Association of Tasmania Inc. awards night at the weekend.
After finishing his apprenticeship early this year, Mitch has become a highly valuable member of our construction team.

In addition to the apprentice award, Fairbrother came away with three other awards - Civil Construction (Tassal Triabunna), Lifestyle for Seniors (Barossa Park Care Hydrotherapy Centre) and our Joinery division claimed the Specialist Contractor of the Year for its work on the Spirit of Tasmania refurbishment project.

Mitchel Hill

Barossa Park Wellness Centre

Tassal Triabunna

Spirit of Tasmania

Fairbrother sponsors Olympian Amy Cure

Fairbrother supports Olympic cyclist in her quest for gold in Rio

Fairbrother is excited to announce it is a proud sponsor of Tasmanian cyclist Amy Cure, who will represent Australia at the Rio Olympics next month.

Click here to read Media Release.

What's Building May 2016

Latest newsletter out now

The May 2016 issue of our newsletter What's Building is out now and includes the announcement of our 2015 Apprentice and Employee of the year.

Click on the image to download a .pdf.



We are seeking experienced, enthusiastic and reliable Construction Carpenters to fill full-time/contract based positions in the Launceston area.

Click here to view Seek advert


  • Competitive Hourly Rates 
  • Full-time Hours - Immediate start
  • Ongoing Work with an Industry Leader


In response to emerging project opportunities, we are looking to expand our commercial construction project team within our Northern division. 

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced Construction Carpenters in full-time positions to work on commercial and industrial projects in the Launceston area.

Applicants must be fully qualified, reliable, have a can-do-attitude, have their own tools, and able to work within a team environment.

We offer a great working environment, competitive rates of pay and conditions, the work is interesting and varied with the guarantee of learning, regardless of your experience.

For further information, contact Divisional Manager Nick Freeman on (03) 6333 2500. Applications must include a current resume and should be emailed to



Position Vacant: Accounts Payable

We have a position vacant in our finance team for an Accounts Payable Officer

Decant Facility at RHH

Media Release regarding the Decant Facility at the Royal Hobart Hospital

Thursday April 14, 2016




As the contractor responsible for the construction of the temporary modular building at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Fairbrother Ltd Pty will take action to quickly rectify additional non-compliance issues identified with modules provided by a specialist sub-contractor from Victoria.

These issues relate to

  • Damage to external cladding and roofing during transit
  • Water ingress and arising mould to ceilings prior to delivery
  • Confirmation of compliance requirements

Fairbrother CEO Craig Edmunds said: “While these issues relate to non-compliance by a sub-contractor engaged by our company, as the Managing Contractor in charge of this work package we take full responsibility for rectifying these matters and ensuring we deliver a building that is to the high standard that our company is known for.”

This is a regrettable situation which is outside the control of the Government and will be resolved at no additional cost to taxpayers.

Fairbrother is diligently working to implement a resolution which will ensure the project remains on track.


Media Contact: Emily Hollister, Communications Officer, (03) 6420 7000