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MARCH Newsletter 2020

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The last few weeks have been challenging and uncertain, and like everyone we are unsure what will be happening over the next few weeks. At this stage Wainwright Facades are continuing to work and our team are taking the recommended precautions and following the latest relevant guidelines. It is our priority to do everything we can to keep ourselves, each other, our clients and the community safe and healthy.


We are keeping a close eye on developments and will act appropriately following advice from the Australian and ACT Governments and the World Health Organisation. If the situation at Wainwright Facades changes, we will let you know ASAP. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.



Wainwright Facades has been engaged to supply and install 400m2 of Lysaght dominion cladding on Embark in Lyneham for Icon Construction. If you have caught the light rail down Northbourne Avenue in Canberra recently you might have spotted this building going up!

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We believe in the power of education. Education creates knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. We have decided to share our knowledge and create educational mini-series around topics we are passionate about. 


Starting with our Timber Production Process series for 6 weeks over February and March we posted our 6-part educational series providing some insight into the process of how trees get from the forest to our warehouse and what happens to timber at the end of life.


If you haven’t seen it yet you can find it on our new Education page. We are hoping to add more to this in the near future.

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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: Louise Kichenside

Where do you work: The Dept of Design.

What did you want to be when you grew up: A graphic designer, this is what I originally applied for out of school. It wasn’t until I went for an orientation day at uni in Melbourne I found Interior design. On a whim I applied for it and decided to give it a go. I never looked back.

Something you have always wanted to learn: 


What are you currently listening to / reading: I’m not a novel reader however I can’t go past a good design blog or design magazine. My current obsessions are and the design files. Endless hours of scrolling.

Question you get asked the most at work: How much does it cost?

Favourite part of the job: Those initial stages getting to know our client’s needs and collaborating with our staff to generate concepts for a new project.

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We would like to say a big thank you to Garry, Tom and Ed Hallissey from GMH Electrical who have matched our donation of 100 trees for the month of March.


GMH Electrical are a family owned and operated business, specialising in electrical maintenance and breakdown work. We have been servicing the Canberra community and surrounds for over 35 years, with many regular clients and businesses. 


“We were happy to contribute to the tree planting program as we feel it is a worthwhile cause.”

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COVID-19 Physical Distancing


To ensure the local building and construction industry can continue to operate we want to help spread the message of physical distancing to ensure work sites are operating in a safe manner to stop the spread of COVID-19. 


You can help by following the social distancing rules;

  • keep 1.5 metres away from others

  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking

  • practise good hygiene

  • stay at home unless is absolutely necessary


But remember even though we need to practise physical distancing, it doesn’t mean you should be socially distant. You can still keep in touch with friends and family through phone calls, video chats and online groups. Now more than ever it is important check in with our loved ones to make sure they are ok during this time.

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