About the SYSTEM

The Smart Hob system has been widely used by formwork and concrete companies in the Australian construction industry for over 15 years.

The Smart Hob system is typically used in the following project applications:

  • Apartment towers
  • Office Developments
  • Hospitals
  • Aged Care

Cold formed steel hobs are manufactured to your site specifications, delivered to site, fixed to the slab and filled with concrete. Hobs are then tanked or sealed as required. 

Smart Hobs are your easier, smarter and faster alternative to conventionally forming up timber structures. There is no need to wait for concrete to set before returning to strip the timber ply, patch and remove nails.

The SBS Smart Hob system is a registered design®.

Build Smarter

Here at SBS Group, we are driven by a BUILD SMARTER approach.

We strive to design, fabricate and engineer alternative pre-fabricated systems with the concept of building smarter. Our challenge is to meet the expectations and demands of our clients while still achieving a viable, easier and productive solution. Reducing costs for our clients is a paramount objective for SBS Group.

Why just build when you can BUILD SMARTER?

About SBS Group


The Smart Hob system is a product of SBS Group.

We design and manufacture faster and easier pre-fabricated alternatives for builders, contractors and architects. Since 2003, we’ve been developing framing solutions for projects of all sizes and specifications, using light gauge steel and aluminium materials.

After many years in the industry, we don’t believe in backing down from a challenge – if it can be drawn, we will find a smarter, faster, and easier way to detail and build it.


Our framing products include:

  • Top Level Wall & Roof Trusses
  • Balustrades
  • Facades and External Features
  • Bulkheads and Internal Features
  • Complex Architectural Framing
  • Architectural Aluminium Framing
  • Internal and External Walls

Meet the sbs smart hob Team

Keith Williams

Sales & Product Development

Andrew Grimshaw


Roger Weeks


Caleb Grimshaw

Sales & Product Development

Michael Nicholls


Richard Hadlum

Factory Foreman

Bonnie Grimshaw


Edward Taylor

Quality Control

Alysha Grimshaw


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All the information you need to know about the Smart Hob system including an installation guide, specifications and project applications.

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