Mild Steel

Modern style with mild steel metalwork

At Formanova, we are experts in mild steel metal fabrication, creating high-quality products with streamlined good looks that won't break the bank.

With its strength and striking appearance, steel is a sought-after material in creative metal fabrication. Mild steel is a metal of choice in architecture and design because it offers both versatility and a sleek appearance. Mild steel adds a modern touch to a huge range of design elements. It's ideal for both indoor and exterior uses, from staircases and bench tops to kitchen fittings and shop displays. Mild steel offers a streamlined finish and modern aesthetic for shelving, clothes racks, seating, tables and partitions. It provides unique, stylish finishes for balconies and stair rails in apartment and office developments. This versatile metal can be powder-coated, linished, polished, rusted, and chromed for a range of different effects.


Custom metalwork & finishing tailored to the needs of your project


Through an in-depth discussion, we determine the exact specifications of the project and understand the client’s needs and use-case, allowing us to provide a functional solution that considers and reflects the original design intent.

Drafting & Prototyping

Working from the architectural drawings or conceptual renders, we use shop drawings & workshops to make drafts that reflect the brief and meet compliance. We then create prototypes or samples to be reviewed by the builder, designer, or client, exploring every option to meet both budget and design intent.

Fabrication & Finishing

Working out of our local Cheltenham factory and with over 30 years of industry know-how, Formanova uses specialised equipment, materials and in-house techniques to manufacture award-winning metalwork for our amazing clients, whilst at the same time being able to create one-of-kind custom finishes for clients and designers who are looking for that unique touch.

Quality Control

Not every item that is fabricated makes it into the end product. Finishing isn’t an exact science, and we have extremely high standards to maintain a consistent level of quality across every touchpoint that we create for a project — whether it’s for a nationwide retail fit out or residential interior.


All Formanova products are designed to be as convenient as flat-pack furniture, meaning our clients’ trades can easily install them on site without needing contact or call-outs from us. This allows our clients to maintain timelines and budgets across the rest of their project. Once the deliverables are handed over, it’s onto the next brief.


Yorkshire St

This project entailed crafting and installing a 12mm steel plate balustrade to a newly-built concrete staircase.



We were commissioned by architect Chris Connell Design to manufacture aged brass shop fittings and all other metalwork for the 35+ Aquila retail stores he was designing Australia-wide.


Prince Public Bar & Little Prince Wine Room

St Kilda’s Prince Of Wales hotel has been a southside icon for over eight decades. In 2020, the Public Bar and Little Prince Wine areas of this historic venue underwent a major internal facelift.


Lights In The Attic

Hawthorn East café & coffee roaster Lights In The Attic came to us from the creative team at Architect’s EAT with a very unusual design for their front-of-house fit-out.


Heather Grove, Kew

We were provided with intent drawings by the designers, followed by the magic words – “You make it work!”


Interface Alfred

Architects EAT tasked us with fabricating a staircase & cladding from scratch. The challenge? Going 3 floors up in a 20 sqm space…around a glass lift shaft…inside a heritage bluestone building.