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JANUARY Newsletter 2020

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Welcome back to the new year!

We hope you all had a great break over the Christmas holidays and are ready for 2020. We can’t wait to see what this new year has in store for us!

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Wainwright Facades staff and partners came together to celebrate the end of the year with lunch and a wine tasting at Shaw Winery. It was a great day to celebrate with the team and also to thank everyone’s partners for supporting us throughout the year. 

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Wainwright Facades installed 700sqm of Equitone tectiva externally on the facade and soffits as part of the Queanbeyan East Public School upgrade project. 

The project caters to the current and projected growth in the area, and provides; 9 additional permanent classrooms, an upgraded library, a new covered outdoor learning area, a new canteen and an upgrade to staff/administration facilities.


See more photos from this project here.

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We interviewed Wainwright Facades employee Matty Cole to find out a little more about the initiative and how it got started.


Q. Where did the idea come from to start this program?

A. We were working on a job in Forster so we had a few long drives there and back which got us thinking about different areas in his business and how we can give back.


Q. Why do you think programs like this are so important for businesses to participate in?

A. The construction industry can be pretty bad for wasting materials or for the overuse of materials. Working at Wainwright Facades we go through a lot of timber so it has always made me think about what we can do and how we can give back. Programs like this are a way that we can give back and reduce our carbon footprint. I believe if it’s going to positively effect climate change or the air quality or whatever it might be to make a difference that would be awesome to be a part of. We all have to start somewhere.


Q. Why is this program important for you personally?

A. It feels like it’s the right thing to do. It makes me feel more connected to my work and also in the community.


Q. What are your goals for the program?

A. It would be great to be able to make a big impact in terms of how many trees we are planting, our goal is to plant 10,000 trees within the next five years. And I would love to be able to plant a few trees myself one day.

Read more information about our tree planting program here.

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Elle Cobanov

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: Elle Cobanov

Where do you work: Capezio Copeland

What did you want to be when you grew up: Pilot – until I realised you need 20/20 vision

Something you have always wanted to learn: I’ve always wanted to learn how to sew and to be able to make my own clothes.

What are you currently listening to / reading: Crime Junkie Podcast – I’m a little bit crime obsessed

Question you get asked the most at work: “When can you get this done by?”

Favourite part of the job: When I have received sign off on a concept and begin design development. Bringing it all together and completing the documentation package ready for Tender.

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We would like to say a big thank you to Build& who have matched our donation of 100 trees for the month of January.

Build& is a commercial construction firm, whose purpose is to redefine culture in construction. “One of the ways we contribute to this purpose is through our passion for sustainability. This has been one of our goals since the conception of the organisation and is why we announced the Build& Sustain initiative. The obvious destruction caused during the 2019-2020 bushfire season and the recent record breaking temperatures calls for each and every one of us to do our part. The Plant a Tree Program is a great initiative and one we are proud to be a part of. We plan to raise further awareness and support for the cause.”

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

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