Set fabricators for theatre and television have always balanced a designers artistic vision with material and labour costs, as well as ease of transportation and efficient onsite installation. Decades ago, most set designs were somewhat basic. If designers wanted an aluminium accent, fabricators didn’t use aluminium, the just coated less expensive material with a metallic coloured paint.

Now the balancing act has become more difficult because of the demands of modern performance media. High definition TVs show every wrinkle on an actors face and every crack on a worn set. No longer can set builders make a metal looking accent piece by painting over wood. Now they need the actual metal.

Read how Showman Fabricators use advanced technology as a competitive edge here.