Credible. Reliable. Change Makers.
After working in the construction industry for just shy of a
decade, Carrabay Founder & CEO, Brian Flannelly decided
that a stale industry needed to be shaken up. The way things
are done hadn’t been improved or innovated for decades before
the Carrabay Team came on the scene and Brian wanted to
revolutionise the way things were done in concrete construction
and rebar supply.
Carrabay was started in 2015 as a humble outfit in Sydney’s
Western Suburbs with just Brian and a few loyal committed
FRP tradesmen at the helm.
With an insatiable desire to bridge the gap between unreliable
Rebar supply chains to the FRP delivery teams onsite, Carrabay
was redesigned and since have built a multidisciplinary team
consisting of over 80 FRP tradesmen, detailing and manufacturing, pre-fabricating and Management staff.
We have the vision of becoming Australia’s leading FRP +
Rebar supply solution and aim to provide our clients with a
stress-free program and remove any budget concerns that have
been apparent in our industry for most projects.
We understand what keeps project managers awake at night and
how too often budgets are blown out with unforeseen surprises
in regards to steel costs.
We know that Reinforcing steel is known to be the most
difficult raw material to manage and cost track, so with absolute
confidence and authority, we throw our hat in the ring and offer
lump-sum pricing on steel supply & FRP contracts all delivered
on time and on budget by one company – Carrabay.
The element that sets Carrabay apart is that everything we offer
is self-performed and managed under one roof providing an end
to end vertically integrated service, from detailing, rebar cut &
bending, offsite prefabrication, steel fixing, concrete placement
and formwork. Back this up with our world-class support team
and you can easily see why we are known as “credible reliable
We are redefining the definition of “value add” within the space
we operate. We are solidified on the mission to support your
success for contracts and career by raising the bar on service
Back in 2015, steel fixer Brian Flannelly was fed up.
He had been working on construction sites fixing steel for nearly ten years, and was sick of the inefficient and error-prone operators in the industry. The wrong rebar was routinely arriving on site, leaving his crew to hack the job together at the last minute and hope for the best. Too often, he and his team would be stood down when the steel was wrong, blowing out the project schedule and putting the whole workforce under unnecessary stress.
When Brian had been stood down after yet another incorrect steel delivery turned up, he decided to take charge and do something about it.
The current industry players were too focused on manufacturing without any regard for the teams in the trenches that were actually making the project happen. Often, 10% of steel arriving on site was sent straight to scrap, costing the contractor money and delaying the project.
There had to be a better way to get the job done.
What if a rebar supplier actually took responsibility – not just for pumping out the steel, but for the FRP Delivery as well?
Carrabay was formed with a singular vision: to take charge of the complete, end-to-end supply of Rebar and FRP Delivery to save time and money on-site.
By using a completely in-house scheduling and manufacturing process, coupled with a flexible crew of skilled tradespeople, Carrabay provides an Australian-first service to civil contractors and infrastructure projects.
We can freight cages to service our FRP Contracts Australia Wide. Our off-site steel and cage prefabrication allow for just-in-time delivery, increasing installation speed on-site and simplifying logistics, as well as significantly reducing errors.
efficiency to your project
By offering our clients both the steel manufacturing component, as well as access to a fully trained and efficient FRP workforce, we can deliver agile solutions to your construction project. Our combination of services allows us to take care of rebar supply, steel fixing, formwork construction and concrete placement – all in one package.
This means you are dealing with one supplier who can project-manage your FRP contract, delivering high-calibre products and efficient installations bolstered by meticulous service.
By managing the cutting and bending, pre-fabrication and placement of rebar, we also add value through identifying solutions for unforeseen engineering issues – before they blow out into complex, costly problems.
We strive for perfection, show complete accountability, and we’re committed to raising the bar on service and quality.
Our deeper 'why'
No sooner had they settled in England, Brian’s family faced a new threat with his mother fighting both breast cancer and a custody battle.
This distressing and unstable childhood took its toll on Brian who was shoplifting and taking drugs by thirteen, before moving back to Ireland at sixteen to work in the very trade that his father had worked in.
However, after many years adrift, Brian was able to overcome his dependency on alcohol and drugs, and resolved to do everything in his power to help protect and support victims of domestic violence.
Brian’s mother fought for years to provide her children with as much security and safety as possible whilst battling violence, poverty, and simply trying to survive. Inspired and sustained by her strength and fighting spirit, Brian has emerged as an empathetic leader in the fight against domestic violence. By using Carrabay Rebar as a platform to lift others, the entire team continue to work tirelessly to make a difference for those that are suffering the most.
Download our capability statement to find out more about what drives us to be change-makers – in all areas of our lives.