Intermain’s joinery team has developed a following of high profile clients and a portfolio of high end projects. Bespoke joinery for the Art Gallery of NSW and Macquarie University library that involved five different architecture firms and scaled-up joinery pieces that push the boundaries of the library experience. This year they finished their most complex project to date for the Paspaley Pearling Company. Building on this experience, Intermain has launched their second joinery workshop around the corner from the Alexandria headquarters that will allow their capacity to grow, while expanding the offering with new technology and a bigger team. This approach means they can dedicate one workshop to one client if the project demands it.
Headed up by Intermain’s Joinery Manager Scott Nixon, already the workshop is humming with activity as Scott oversees the team busy producing a large joinery package for Tabcorp. “Yes, we outgrew our Bowden Street workshop and we were subbing out jobs to other joiners”, he remarks. “Quality across all aspects of a job is key to how we do things at Intermain so with the new workshop we can keep every part of a job inhouse, so quality at every stage is controlled here”.
Designed as an integrated hub where all aspects of a joinery brief can be completed under one roof, the new workshop includes a production office, machine shop, shop end, assembly area and dispatch. New technology on site includes the latest automated CNC machinery, an edgebander with return feed, and at full capacity there are 30 tradespeople on site including CNC programmers and drafters, machine operators, cabinetmakers, assemblers and installers. Scott agrees that for Intermain it’s an exciting way to head into 2015. “We have worked hard to develop a good name for ourselves and great clients who want to work with us, so this is the next step for us to build on that”.