“Award-winning design depends on the depth of knowledge of what is possible and how far the boundaries can be pushed.”– Jethro Jones, Managing Director
Fabritecture is a leading specialist contractor for bespoke fabric architecture and modular fabric structures. We have offices in 6 countries and have delivered over 300 projects that cover more than 200,000 m2 over the past 15 years.
Our projects have won national & international industry awards for excellence. Our commitment to safety, productivity, innovation, quality, and risk management through every stage of our project delivery process is surpassed by none from design development through to project completion.
We assign a dedicated in-house project team to deliver your project on time, on budget, and to the highest quality, adhering to the most stringent safety standards.
Pictured: Lisa James (BDM), David Gullis (Director), Justin Dale (Operations Manager) & Jethro Jones (MD)
Fabritecture is a project management company for the design, supply, fabrication and installation of bespoke fabric structures, tensile architecture, and special projects that combine steel & other forms of cladding where builders & architects struggle to find contractors to complete the works.
We are award-winning industry leaders with an established presence in Australia, the Asia Pacific, Middle East and North American regions.
Every Fabritecture structure is designed and built to the strictest standards for safety, quality, and sustainability.We proudly have an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System in place, and an excellent Health & Safety record.
We promise to be there, and work with you every step of the way. We promise to strive to our utmost to exceed your expectations at every step and every stage from briefing to building, from design to delivery.
We constantly encourage new and alternative technologies and more efficient methods of environmental sustainability.
Comprehensive insurances and warranties cover everything we do. Strict Health and Safety practices are followed without fail.
A dedicated Project Manager is always assigned to each project and available to discuss any matter of concern or to answer any questions at any stage of the project.
As Company Directors, we are involved in every project that we put our name to and are available and happy to talk to clients about any aspect of a project.
We always look for ways to keep our prices as low as possible and to pass on savings to our clients – providing that it doesn’t affect the quality of the job.
We never, ever forget that you trust us to realise your unique project dreams safely, on time, and on budget.
Jethro Jones, David Gullis, Bjoern Beckert & Raheem Syeed
Since the early 1990’s, Fabritecture has evolved from canvas covers to contemporary fabric building solutions. Charlie Ballantyne, the creator of Universal Fabric Structures (now Fabritecture), has revolutionised the way the world thinks about tensile fabric structures. Going into partnership with a ground-breaking structured solutions company from Belgium, the duo invented the world’s first Tensile Fabric Structure (TFS).
At the peak of the company’s growth in the mid 90’s, ex-pat Australian David Gullis found himself working for Charlie. David’s intuitive understanding of tensile fabric structures and his innate mastery of project management soon became obvious to his American mentor. In less than two years, David was promoted from Site Worker to Project Manager, then to Construction Manager responsible for all UFS North America operations.
After returning to Australia for a short break, David and his family decided to stay ‘home’ to raise their young children. He also discovered a potentially untapped new market for UFS, to which Charlie agreed, and the UFS Australasian office was born in the Central Coast, NSW.
It was while working on Richmond and Luna Park that David met the passionate project manager, 3D draftsman and serious lunchtime surfer Jethro Jones, who soon became a fellow UFS Director, and future Fabritecture partner.
Like David himself, Jethro had joined the construction business from the ground up and rapidly worked his way into Senior Project Management positions in local and international companies. Jethro brought with him a highly-polished passion for 3D imaging and design – an increasingly valuable skill in the Australasian market where custom-architectural fabric structures were in growing demand.
Today, Fabritecture boasts over 70 years’ worth of international experience in every aspect of tensile fabric structure technology. Fabritecture is now an Australian market leader in custom structures and is consistently among the most highly awarded custom architectural companies in the world.
“We don’t treat maintenance as an afterthought, we think about it right from the conceptual stage.”– Jethro Jones, Director
One of Fabritecture’s greatest strengths, at the level of cost-efficiency and outcome, is its unique ability to morph into any-sized organisation in response to any project in the world. Supporting a core culture of award-winning designers, installers and highly-experienced Project Managers, is a global network of the world’s leading tensile fabric structure engineers. Whether the project involves working with existing steel, concrete, brick or a wooden structure, or starting from the ground-up, Fabritecture will hand-pick the engineer for the job. Fabritecture is proudly certified & compliant with the ISO9001 management system, and has its own internal Quality Management System in place.
“Fabritecture are a truly professional organisation. We were impressed with the way the whole project was managed, and the final delivered product was of a high standard.”
“The professionalism, project management, adaptability and commitment of the Fabritecture team made our project a success. The wealth of knowledge and pragmatism of the team made working with Fabritecture a pleasure. We are more than impressed with the results from these projects and hope the any future development at our park is as successful as this.”
“Overall product was fit for purpose, and delivered on time. Both BGC Contracting and end user QCoal very happy with end result.”
“Justin Dale was the Project Manager – he was very helpful and knowledgeable. Our new hangar is pretty impressive! Job well done.”
“[Fabritecture] acted safely and professionally at all times onsite. Their attitude to the challenging scenario that they were faced with was positive and ‘can do’ – making the best out of a bad situation. [Fabritecture’s] contribution to a high profile remediation project in Sydney is greatly appreciated. The speed of the installation was paramount in reducing impact with other trades onsite.”
“Baulderstone’s preference to work closely with Fabritecture came through their demonstrated ability and desire to provide the required feedback and data, which enabled Baulderstone to seamlessly assess the risks and opportunities, before entering into a subcontract agreement. In addition to this, the post contract negotiations with Fabritecture on additional D&C scope produced favourable outcomes for both parties, as their expertise and patients to work through multiple options, while delivering value for money solutions that were also fit for intended purpose.”