Episode 19 - The world of architectural glass & steel fabrication - Ben Grover Bluewater Stainless

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Ben Grover from Bluewater Stainless.  

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Ben grew up originally in NZ and as a teenager relocated to live in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens. 

  • Ben always knew he wanted to do something with his hands and he started his heavy metal fabrication apprenticeship following high school.  

  • Using his skills in welding Ben was able to work abroad. 

  • The technical components of working with stainless steel and the advantages of a weatherproof product.  

  • Ben worked at ‘Always Stainless’ for 3 years and this experience prompted him to move to Dubai with his wife, with no job to go to! 

  • During his time in Dubai, Ben worked on luxury yachts completing steel fabrication. 

  • After returning to Australia in 2010, Ben started working at Bluewater Stainless, where he eventually took over the business.  

  • A day in the life of Bluewater Stainless. 

  • Ben’s learnings from taking over a business and making it his own.  

  • Ben is a family man and shares how he balances business and family. 

  • Working with glass vs working with stainless steel. 

  • The artistic eye that is required when working with steel.  

  • The difficulties of being a creative soul and managing a business. 

  • Working with Sean Richards Building, our guest from episode 14, to install an incredible glass staircase and pool.  

  • The process of bringing in glass to the project using cranes.  

  • Ben’s reflections of his time in business and the future for Bluewater Stainless. 

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Ben Grover.  


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