Special Commendation Award – Tom Bingley

Congratulations to Tom Bingley, our 3rd year apprentice on achieving a Special Commendation Award in the FIAA (Furnishing Industry Association of Australia) Apprentice of the Year 2016 Awards.

Special Commendation Awards are rarely given and this external recognition of Tom’s skills and abilities is a great pat on the back.

Submissions for the Award included both NSW and the A.C.T. and apprentices were judged on their written and photographic submission of their work.

Tom learnt a great deal about designing and making solid timber furniture with his project – two curved bedside tables.

Well done Tom!




Winner Cabinetmaking WorldSkills Canberra

Congratulations to our fourth year apprentice Craig.  Craig won first place in the 2015 Cabinetmaking World Skills Competition – Canberra Region. Craig will now participate in the World Skills Australia National Competition in Melbourne 2016.

The WorldSkills competition, designed to test the entrant’s skills against national training standards, are completed over a 6 hour timeframe. Read more

Bookshelves with a twist…

We recently installed these bookshelves and were given permission to bring in our photographer Jennifer from Exclusive Images.

Jennifer has taken some great shots of these quirky bookshelves.  When Gino sits down with clients to talk about their needs and vision, he endeavours to design for people as individuals and bring in elements that are personal.  This brief was for bookshelves with some “interest” and hence, the result is these bookshelves with an element of quirkiness.

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Award Win

We are delighted to share with you that we have won the Best Use of Materials – Residential Interior

Award in the 2015 Master Builders & CBUS Excellence in Building Awards.

Our winning entry included:

  • A bamboo and recycled timber kitchen with glass pantry doors and a device charging centre
  • Bamboo bookshelves with a Tetris inspiration and
  • Bamboo bathroom vanities including concrete bench tops and a concrete bath hob.

The work was installed in a sustainably built home designed by architects Paul Barnett Design Group.

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