August Newsletter 2022
Better late than never! Our August newsletter is a bit late, but it’s only because we have had another very busy month of cladding. As the weather starts to turn (for the better), we hope the rain will subside after a wet winter so we can keep cladding throughout the ACT without too many delays.
Aurora Apartments Reclad
We have been awarded the project to re-clad the Aurora Apartments on the Kingston Foreshore, which was damaged during the hail storm in 2020. Project Coordination was awarded the contract and have engaged us to remove all damaged Zinc cladding. We will be replacing the cladding with new Pigmento Green VMZinc cladding. This is a very intricate project and having already started it in the last couple weeks, we will be sure to keep you updated with our progress.
Griffin Apartments Completion
We have recently completed Griffin apartments for Chase Constructions in Parkes, ACT. Our package included 900m2 of timber soffits and 600m2 of solid aluminium cladding, some of which were powder coated and some anodised. The impressive apartments consisted of three separate buildings and was run flawlessly by the Chase site team which ensured we could reach completion without any hold ups. We love working with Chase and hope to be able to work with them again soon.
Wainwright Facades Capabilities
Did you know that we have two CNC machines and fabricate all our materials in our workshop in Hume?
With the rise of re-cladding and the amount of construction work going on in Australia currently, we have invested in a second CNC machine that will enable us to double our capacity and output.
One of the most important reasons to manufacture our own panels is lead-times. Many companies outsource their cutting and folding of materials which can cost a lot of time. By having two machines and a full workshop crew, it enables us to turnaround panels quicker and ultimately finish projects faster.
Our office crew also includes engineers with ability to be able to complete all shop drawings for upcoming projects and ensure the builder and the workers on site can easily understand the project and complete to a high standard.
We are constantly trying to provide the best service to builders and these are just some of the steps we have taken to push our business to the forefront of cladding in Australia.
The Wainwright Wheel
Have you heard of the infamous Wainwright Wheel?
The Wainwright Wheel is situated at the workshop where all the employees are usually found on a Friday afternoon to de-brief after a long week.
Every employee must bring up an item for discussion where another member of the team has made sometimes the most innocuous of ‘crimes’ and then the remainder of employees votes for who has to spin the wheel, the accuser or the accused.
There is a list of forfeits written on the white board that correlate to the wheel and the forfeit it lands on must be completed. These forfeits range from push ups, to karaoke, to hot chillies!!!
As you can imagine, Friday afternoons are very entertaining. If you are interested in seeing one of these court sessions play out, then come past, but be prepared to spin the wheel or have a very good defence lawyer with you.