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February Newsletter 2021

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We have had a busy start to the year with a number of projects underway and plenty coming up.

As always, we are looking for new staff to join our growing team. If you know anyone who might be interested in

working with a group of enthusiastic, motivated and talented carpenters please pass on our details!


Winnunga New Community Health Facility Completed


We are excited to complete work on the new community health facility at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services in Narrabundah. This important facility provides health care facilities to the local aboriginal community and we were proud to be a part of such a significant project. 


We worked with Built to install 400m2 of external timber cladding in a new profile and 350m2 of Cementil Barestone cladding. Keep an eye out on social media next week as we share more photos from this project!

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GEORGE's social event

At Wainwright Facades we know that keeping our employees happy and connected is the key to getting the most out of our staff at work, so we make sure we plan out the year with regular social events. 


In February the Wainwright Facades team got together for our first social event of 2021. George organised fancy dress lawn bowls and everyone dressed up and enjoyed an afternoon out in the sun. Congratulations to Aiden who won best dressed on the day!

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We believe in supporting and promoting connections in our community, so we have decided to introduce you to some of the incredible architects and designers we have had the privilege of working with.

Name: Rob Henry

Where do you work: Rob Henry Architects; a small residential practice in Canberra

What did you want to be when you grew up: A primary school teacher. I’ve ended up doing some teaching at university, so mission accomplished… sort of!

Something you have always wanted to learn: Landscape Architecture. The landscape settles architecture in place, so it’d help develop my work a lot I think.

What are you currently listening to / reading: I live out of town so have plenty of time on my commute for podcasts; “99% Invisible”, “Hearing Architecture”, “Design Matters” and “Talking Architecture and Design” are some favourites. I try and get through a book a week. Recently it’s been Trent Dalton’s “All our Shimmering Skies” and “Boy Swallows Universe”. Both incredibly well written works, and a nice distraction from architecture!

Question you get asked the most at work: We tend to present several designs to clients at each stage of the project, and the clients always ask “so what’s your favourite”? I try to explain to them that the process is to find out how they live and how we can achieve the best result for them. It’s their house and their lifestyle, not mine.

Favourite part of the job: Solving puzzles. Each project is a different challenge with a different mix of opportunities and constraints. I love seeing where it leads us and I’m always delighted to stand in the built form at the end and take in the uniqueness the of outcome and see the excitement of the owners as they move in.

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THANK You Network Architectural

We would like to say a big thank you to Network Architectural who have matched our donation of 100 trees for the month of February.

“Network Architectural specialises in supplying high-quality architectural solutions to architects and specifiers across Australia. Amongst other products, we are the exclusive supplier in Australia of ALPOLIC NC cladding manufactured by reputable Japanese company, Mitsubishi. ALPOLIC NC is a quality non-combustible, mineral core aluminium composite material that is fully compliant for use wherever non-combustible materials are required and has proven coating durability within Australian conditions for over 30 years.


With sustainability in buildings high on everyone’s priority list, the Mitsubishi ALPOLIC NC uses 300% less Co2 emissions in manufacturing than all the solid aluminium panels flooding the market currently.


Mitsubishi’s mission statement is KAITEKI, which is the Japanese term meaning, “The sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth.” It is an original concept of the Mitsubishi Group that proposes a way forward in the sustainable development of society and the planet, in addition to serving as a guide for solving environmental and social issues.


We at Network Architectural are proud to align ourselves with this wonderful initiative of Joseph and his team at Wainwright Facades.”

If you would like to be part of our tree planting program and match one of our monthly donations in 2021 please get in touch or find more information here.

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WE are hiring

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our growing team! The role includes overseeing projects from pre-construction all the way to hand-over, ensuring they are running on time and on budget. Visit our website to find out if this might be the right job for you. To apply please send a copy of your resume to


Please pass this on if you know someone who might be interested in joining our team!

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