You won’t be surprised that we know how to shape metal.

Every designer, architect, builder, and developer has faced that moment of uncertainty, that instant when suddenly you aren’t sure whether your idea is even possible. You reach for the phone. Who do you call?

You call the company filled with metalworkers who know how to build stuff. You don’t want to talk to a shirt-and-tie sitting behind a desk; you need the wisdom of the safety-boot-wearing tradie who always smells like welding.

Perhaps that’s why our project gallery reads like a Who’s Who of Christchurch buildings? Turanga. Hoyts Entx. The Crossing. Sign of the Takahe. Triangle Centre. Kathmandu Cashel Mall. Bus Interchange. Christ Church Cathedral. Warren & Mahoney Architects.

You should call us, too.

We are All Steel Fabrication: craftspeople of metalwork, and a big fan of hot showers at the end of each day.

We help builders, developers, and construction companies build stuff that lasts for generations.

We sit down with architects and designers and figure out how to bring their vision into reality.

Our input is often unsung and ultimately invisible, but we’re proud to be a cog in the rebuild of Christchurch, a small team who helps your team look good.

You’ll find details about how we work together here in services.


Please contact us with your questions about sheet metal and fabrication.

In the beginning? Metal.

Richard Burgess

As you would expect, I studied metalwork in high school, starting off by making my own bottle-opener. I found I quite liked using drills and grinders, and nutting out how to build tricky stuff.

I went to work for a sheet metal fabricator and got my trade qualification. Then I realised my work was top-notch, better than my boss could do. So, I started All Steel Fabrication in 2004. I’ve been trying to keep my finger-nails clean ever since.

Jay Thomas

Woodwork was the option I took at high school, yet that led to folding sheet metal alongside Rich and devising metal solutions at the same workshop.

After he got All Steel up and running, I brought my fabrication skills to the team. Now, as General Manager, I do my best not to get metal filings on the floor as I sit in architect studios and project management offices, helping sort the details on small and large sheet metal projects.

Darryl Courtier

No surprise – I enjoyed metalwork at school. But then somehow I found myself driving a desk at a food factory, which wasn’t as exciting. So when Rich needed a Site Manager for All Steel, I jumped at the chance to solve practical problems with my hands again.

There’s no better feeling than measuring up a project on a client site and then installing our precision metalwork. We’re a tight-knit team of around 13, striving to delight clients.


Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

— Aristotle