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$3k raised for Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea

Fairbrother's Living City project team dig deep to support charity.

Would you pay $200 for a carton of James Boag’s Draught cans?

One of our foremen at Devonport's Living City project did!

Recently the project crew held a fundraiser barbecue and auction in aid of Cancer Council Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

The auction and barbecue was supported by local businesses who generously donated tools, food and drink and supplies for the event.

All up, $3637.05 was raised from the event.

Kudos goes to foreman, Graham, who forked out $200 for a carton of beer and also to site manager, Duncan, who kept bidding to push the price up!

Thanks to Spreyton Butchery, Spreyton Bakery, Feeling Fruity, SHG Trade Solutions, Rapid Supply Tasmania, Nubco and Big Bargain Bottleshops for their generous donations and support.

Fairbrother issues Masters Games challenge

Fairbrother challenges Tasmanian business community to take on the 2017 Australian Masters Games.


Fairbrother’s enthusiastic cyclists are already in training for the Australian Masters Games, to be held in Tasmania in October, and are throwing down the gauntlet to other Tasmanian businesses, urging them to encourage employees to participate.


“Fairbrother is actively encouraging as many of our employees as possible to participate in the Australian Masters Games,” Fairbrother Chairman Royce Fairbrother said.

“In fact, we issue a challenge to all Tasmanian business leaders to join together with their employees to support and encourage participation in the Games,” he said.

On the morning of Saturday, April 22, the Fairbrother bunch set off for an 60+km training ride with North-West Coast Olympian Amy Cure.

The ride was a chance to celebrate the Fairbrother-sponsored cyclist’s successes at the recent World Track Championships in Hong Kong and also an opportunity to catch-up with Amy before she heads back to Europe for the road season with the Wiggle High-5 team.

However, the Fairbrother riders were no doubt hoping to gain a few insights and race-winning tips from Amy in preparation for October’s Games.

Mr Fairbrother, who is also the Australian Masters Games Chairman, said the company has always encouraged its employees and their families to participate in sport – supporting everything from triathlon to team sports and even motor sport.

“The goals of the Australian Masters Games team is to leave a legacy that will provide a lasting benefit to Tasmania and these games provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity,” Mr Fairbrother said.

“I strongly believe that fit and healthy people are a vital asset for any successful business and I see this as a great opportunity to champion that belief,” he said.


March 2017 Newsletter

What's Building, Issue 88.

The latest edition of our company newsletter, What's Building, has been published.

Click the cover to view or download.

Dial Regional Sports Complex

Sporting complex project underway

(From left: General Manager Kurt Arnold, former Braddon MHR Brett Whiteley, Central Coast Mayor Jan Bonde and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff)


Fairbrother has begun work on the $10m Dial Regional Sports Complex.

Today marked the official launch of commencement of construction, with Central Coast Council, State Government and Federal Government representatives.

When completed, the complex will boast two AFL-standard sports ovals and associated facilities, a community pavilion, community hub and nature-based play space and car parking.

Speaking at today's launch, Fairbrother Construction, Joinery & FM (Tasmania) General Manager Kurt Arnold said not only would this project be a significant boost to the sporting community, but it would provide a unique challenge to our team.

"For us, building this project brings a great deal of satisfaction, knowing that this facility will service the local sporting community for many years to come," Mr Arnold said.

"From a builders' perspective, it's not too often we get to be involved in the construction of an AFL-standard sports ground, let along two of them in the one project."

It is estimated that 19,000 tons of sand will be used to create the playing surface of the sports grounds. The ground must be built to exacting standards - the tolerance for the playing surface is just 10mm.

The project is set for completion in March 2018.



Accreditation upgrade for Fairbrother

Fairbrother meets highest international standards.

Fairbrother is pleased to announce it has achieved an upgrade in its ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation to 2015 standards.

This significant upgrade puts Fairbrother at the leading edge of quality and environmental risk management. The 2015 standards were released in mid-2016 and are the highest level of standards for environmental and quality management systems in Australia and New Zealand and internationally.

Positions Vacant: Carpenters


Our North-West crews need a few more hands on deck.

We are looking for qualified carpenters with commercial construction experience.

Click this link to view position advert.

December 2016 Newsletter

The Christmas issue of What's Building is out now.

Click here to download.

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.