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Best Frame and Truss Operation

Winner: 2023 NTHA National Timber and Hardware Awards

Manufacturing and Export

Winner: 2005

Building, Renovations and Suppliers

Winner: 2006

Frame & Truss Manufacturers Assosciation Australia

Highly Commended: 2007
1st National Runner Up: 2009
National OHS Award Large Fabricator: 2012
1st Runner Up National Large Fabricator: 2012
2nd Runner Up Overall National Fabricator: 2012

Best Roof Truss and Wall Frame Establishment in Victoria

Winner: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998,
2000 (joint winner), 2001

Finalists: 1996, 1997 and 1999

Inaugural Employer of the Year award

Winner: 2000

Member of the Year

Winner: 2003


M.B. Pre-fab in Geelong, Victoria, was acquired by Big River Group in December 2018 and is now proudly named Big River Trade Centre – Breakwater. The Breakwater branch is a multi-award winning roof truss and wall framing manufacturer providing quality timber roof trusses, wall frames and Longreach floor trusses for commercial builders, home builders and owner builders. Big River Group’s commitment to its customers is Quality of Product and Service, both before and after sales.

Who we are

M.B. Pre-Fab was established on 5th September 1977, through a need for good quality wall frames, roof trusses and an unquestionable backup service. The Company started in rented premises in Belmont with one employee. That employee is still with us today. We place the utmost importance on customer service and the quality products. We only use products we would use on our own homes and business. We are now known as Big River Trade Centre – Breakwater, and still offer the same exceptional products and service.

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    Geoff B.

    My job was only a small one but it made no difference. I think the excellent service would have been no better if I had been putting a roof on Skilled Stadium. You deserve your success. Thank you.

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    Scott F.

    Your company assistance and workmanship was by far above what we found with other companies. Would recommend you and use again. Thanks.

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    Kane S.

    Being an owner builder I only had limited knowledge about pre-fab framing. Your staff was extremely helpful and approachable, making things much easier. I am very happy with the finished product and will definitely recommend M.B. to everyone.

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    Craig G.

    I was more than happy with the service, price and quality. The personal service from the staff was also excellent. Thanks.

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    Dave J.

    As I am not directly involved in the building industry, I found your company helpful in areas that I didn't give full attention too and also followed up in contacting other trades involved in the project. I know in the future if I have any other needs involving building and framing I will certainly be dealing with your company.

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    Steve A.

    Project was supply of roof and wall frames for garage. Performance could not be faulted. Roof truss was at two grades, requiring special design. Design and estimating excellent. Supply on time and product of quality. Well done.

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    Gary & Esma W.

    There were mistakes made on our frame but response time was excellent in rectifying those problems. I would still recommend your business to future friends who are starting to build.

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    Barry H.

    The girls are great on the phone, all the people I talk to are switched on and your trusses don't vary by more than a few mm (better than your opposition).

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    PC & SS T

    As owner builders we really appreciated professional help, advice and product range especially with double storey. Left your competitors for dead.

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    Stephen. S

    I only wish that some of my other suppliers could run their businesses as well as you do.

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    David W.

    You guys do it so well. Keep up the good work.

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