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January Newsletter 2022

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Manhattan Apartments


We are excited to finally start working with Project Coordination to replace 8,000m2 of non-compliant cladding on Manhattan Apartments in the Canberra CBD using Alpolic NC. We will also be redesigning and replacing all of the framework as well.

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The Griffin Apartments


Another win for the new year! We will be working with Chase on the façade package for the Griffin Apartments in Parkes. Wainwright Facades will be installing 650m2 of 3mm solid aluminium cladding and 800m2 of timber soffits. Neighbouring both the city and the lake, keep an eye out for this one going up as you drive down Parkes Way!

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Meet an Architect – Tom Caddaye

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: Tom Caddaye

Where do you work: Currently working as a sole practitioner - Thomas Caddaye Architects

What did you want to be when you grew up: An Industrial Designer. I actually completed the whole 4 year Industrial Design degree at Uni and then undertook a design internship in Italy with Alfa Romeo, before studying Architecture. Very happy I chose architecture now.

Something you have always wanted to learn: Bricklaying. Whenever I see those guys on site I'm always amazed. It looks so satisfying and a bit meditative.

What are you currently listening to / reading: Even though I share an office space with two other architects, I usually like to listen to podcasts while working. A go-to is 'Conversations with Richard Fidler & Sarah Kanowski' from ABC RN.

Question you get asked the most at work: Working as a sole practitioner, most of my questions come from builders - my favourite one being along the lines of 'how should we resolve this part?'. Drawings can't always cover everything and things work best when builders and tradespeople ask questions. I always encourage it and greatly enjoy the collaborative process.

Favourite part of the job: The people. One of the best things about small practice is how closely you work with and get to know both clients and builders. I've definitely formed some great friendships through my projects.


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Thank You MGI Joyce|Dickson

We would like to say a big thank you to MGI Joyce|Dickson who have matched our donation of 100 trees for the month of January. 


“MGI Joyce|Dickson is an accounting firm that is passionate about helping our clients achieve their version of success. We work closely with all of our clients to provide them a tailored solution that suits their individual needs, whether that be preparation of tax returns through to complex business advice and retirement planning. Our aim is to do everything in our power to help our clients achieve their personal and business goals.


We wholeheartedly support the Wainwright Facades tree planting program as it is a great way to give back to the community. This initiative also provides important insight and education around the importance of our environment and the need to sustain it for future generations which is why we are matching the tree donations made in January.”



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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