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Designed, shop-drawn and manufactured in Australia.

It’s Australian Made Week.

Australian Made Week is an annual event that celebrates products and produce made in Australia, aiming to support local manufacturers and growers by promoting the purchase of Australian-made goods.

Why buy local.

By purchasing local products, you’re supporting Australia’s economy by creating job opportunities and promoting economic activity, all while enjoying high-quality products made to some of the highest standards in the world.

Australian-made goods adhere to strict regulations and are of higher quality compared to imported items. In addition to adhering to strict manufacturing standards, Australian products must comply with health and safety, environmental, and labor laws enforced in the country.

The COVID-19 pandemic and trade tensions have revealed the vulnerabilities of supply chains and their susceptibility to risks, including cost and availability issues, especially in overseas markets. Opting for Australian-made products can considerably reduce these risks, offering faster lead times, lower delivery costs, and increased supply chain reliability.

FTI is Australian made & owned.

FTI Group is a family-owned and operated company in Australia. Our team has over 27 years of experience in manufacturing prefabricated formwork systems for the Australian construction industry. FTI Group is well known in the market for our formwork systems, which are designed to make your build faster, safer, and simpler.

We know how crucial it is to produce and provide high-quality products. All our products are tried, tested, and proven to be of the highest quality and have helped to position us as a leader for preformed formwork in the Australian market. You can trust that all FTI Group products meet the necessary Australian Standards and National Construction Code (NCC).

Our Fast Tread® stairs and BlueDeck Composite™ metal decking formwork are designed specifically for construction projects in Australia. They are designed, shop-drawn, and manufactured in Australia.

When you purchase from FTI Group, you can benefit from quicker delivery times for preformed stairs and metal decking formwork. We have our own fleet of delivery vehicles, ensuring more dependable deliveries and lower shipping fees. FTI Group maintains large stocks of all necessary raw materials, ensuring that we are a reliable supplier capable of delivering formwork wherever, whenever, and however, you require.

We support Australian communities.

When you buy from FTI Group, you’re supporting a local business that gives back to the community. FTI is a platinum sponsor of Rapid Relief Team (RRT) and has supported various events such as hay drives for drought-stricken farmers, carting water for fire crews during bushfire events, flood clean-up efforts, and more. FTI also supports local charities like Convoy for Kids Goulburn, St. Vinnies, and others.

By partnering with FTI Group for your formwork needs, you’re helping Australian jobs, the Australian economy, and local charities, plus you get your formwork faster and with a higher quality product; it’s a win-win!

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Maximising Efficiency: The Time-Saving Benefits of FTI Group’s BIM Content

In the world of architecture and design, time is a precious commodity. Architects and designers are constantly seeking ways to streamline their workflows and optimise efficiency without compromising quality. Fortunately, advancements in technology have revolutionised the design process, offering innovative solutions to enhance productivity.

Find a supplier you can rely on.

Finding a supplier you can rely on can be one of the hardest and most stressful decisions. It’s important to find a supplier that works well with your company and who will give you the best product and service offering. The construction industry in Australia may be booming but beneath the surface, there is much uncertainty in relation to insolvencies and wind-up notices.

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You can trust Fast Tread®
to be compliant with:

• AS/NZS1657:2018
for fixed platforms, walkways, stairways, and ladders
• AS/NZS1428.1:2009
for design for access and mobility
• AS/NZS1170.1:2002
for structural design actions
• AS/NZS3990:1993
for mechanical equipment
• AS/NZS4100:1998
for steel structures
• AS/NZS4991:2004
for lifting devices
• AS/NZS1554.1:2011
for structural steel welding
• AS/NZS4761:2001
for steel reinforcing materials

Compliance assured for your peace of mind. For more information, contact our design team.