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ASOFIA Interior Fitout Awards

The 2017 / 2018 Interior Fitout Awards are now open. Sponsored by Laminex, this year’s awards program will determine the very best projects completed within Australia between July 2016 and December 2017. Read more......

ASOFIA Apprentice of the Year Awards

The 2017 ASOFIA / Thomas Brown Shop Fitting Industry Apprentice of the Year Awards are now open. These awards provide a chance to recognise the next generation of industry professionals and celebrate the high standards evident in the shopfitting industry sector. Read more......

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    • 14 September, 2017


      In times of adversity and hardship ASOFIA is a tight knit organisation, and along with the entire Shopfitting fraternity, we were deeply saddened to hear the heartbreaking news that Shaun Oliver, a shopfitter from Ramvek in Victoria, had tragically drowned on Sunday while trying to rescue 4 children caught in a rip at a beach in Wollongong, south of Sydney.  Shaun was walking on the beach on Sunday afternoon after work  and selflessly dived into treacherous waters to help the children who were struggling in the rough conditions, however, in doing so he was swept further out to sea and tragically lost his life.  Through his heroic act of bravery these children were rescued but now his young family is left without a husband and a father.  Shaun is survived by his wife of 10 years Carla and his three young children all under the age of 8.

      Shaun started at Ramvek as an apprentice 14 years ago and worked his way up through the company to become one of their valued project managers and was in Wollongong overseeing a project at the time of the tragedy.

      A number of divisions will be holding fundraising activities at local events to support Shaun’s young family and we also invite all ASOFIA members to consider donating on the GoFundMe page setup for Shaun’s family.  It will no doubt be a tough road ahead for Shaun’s family!

      Our deepest condolences are extended to Shaun’s family and friends as well as the team at Ramvek.


      Shaun Oliver

    • 01 August, 2017

      2017/2018 Interior Fitout Awards Entries Are Now Open

      ASOFIA is excited to announce the launch of the 2017/2018 Interior Fitout Awards, sponsored by Laminex Australia.

      This year’s awards program will determine the very best projects completed within Australia between July 2016 and December 2017. Entries must fall within one of the designated categories as defined within the entry form. You can submit as many projects in each category as you wish.

      • All entries will be judged on a consistent national criterion.
      • The appointed judges will independently rate each entry.
      • Scores will be confidentially compiled to determine the winners of each category.
      • Entries are judged and winners determined in the National Awards, the State Awards and the Category Awards.
      • All entries from within a State, regardless of the category, will go into the running for the State Interior Fitout of the Year.
      • All entries across Australia, regardless of the category, will go into the running for the National Interior Fitout of the Year.
      • All entries will be inspected and judged by highly regarded shopfitters.
      • There is also provision for special recognition of any entry which demonstrates the most innovative use of Laminex, Formica, and Essastone by Laminex Australia.
      • All entries that feature at least 80%, or more, Australian made and sourced materials plus labour and design will also be considered for the Excellence Award for Australian Design, Manufacturing and Delivery.
      • The judging panel also has the discretion to confer special awards where entries warrant special recognition.
      • Outstanding contributions by member subcontractors will also be judged if nominated by members.


      Click here to enter

    • 12 July, 2017


      Dear ASOFIA Members

      It is with regret and great sadness that we advise of the passing of Stan Lewis on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.

      Stan was known to all in the Industry and as a founding QLD Division member and inaugural State President he was instrumental in supporting the establishment and growth of a strong division in Queensland. Stan invested a great deal of time in to ASOFIA as well as various State Training bodies and was inducted as both a Life Member and Icon of ASOFIA.

      Stan started his first business in 1955 in Brisbane and from there many other business ventures followed including forming a company in Papua New Guinea in 1966 which he owned until 1970. Stan established S & G Lewis Holdings in 1972 and formed Quality Shopfitters which eventually became Quality Industries. During that period Stan added True Image Mirrors, formed in 1977, to his portfolio. Both businesses were eventually sold in 1980 and from this S & G Lewis Holdings had a name change to Budget Shopfitters, known as BSF Group which remained in business until the doors closed in 2013. Not one to stand still Stan also added two other companies under the BSF banner; Costless Glass & Mirror Supplies and Budget Boardworks. It was very much a family orientated business with Stan’s children taking active roles within the company. Stan was a true champion of ASOFIA and remained committed and passionate about the industry even after his retirement.

      Late Stanley Lewis – Memorial Service
      Monday, 17 July 2017
      Eatons Hill Hotel – Grand Ballroom
      646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill

      The family has extended an invitation to join them for refreshments in the Hotel after the memorial service

      The Association would like to organise a Guard of Honour and have ASOFIA members wear a lapel ribbon in honour and respect for Stan’s dedication to ASOFIA and the industry. To do this we would need to know how many members are going to attend the service; could you therefore please notify National Office of your intentions by 13 July, this will ensure we have sufficient lapel ribbons for everyone.

      Our condolences are extended to Stan’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed as he was such a great stalwart of our Industry.

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