Welcome to the latest installment of our Aussie Cut Q&A series. Renovating can be tough so in this article we are giving you access inside the mind of our very own sales and site manager – Dave Newbury!
Dave is well versed in the world of cabinet making with 13 years experience in the industry! He has been with Aussie Cut for 4 years now, quoting and programming renovations in the Brendale office. In this interview we’re getting all the exclusive tips and tricks on starting a project, recommendations for flat pack kitchens, how to avoid renovation mishaps and more.
Let’s get into it…
How long have you been in the industry for?
I started in the cabinet making industry in 2006 as an apprentice for a company producing and installing office furniture including drawer units, credenzas and desks. After my 4 year apprenticeship I moved onto producing kitchens and other joinery items for a high end renovation company where cabinets were produced using a panel saw and edging machine with all information detailed in design drawings. I started my sales role at Aussie Cut in late 2015 and have become confident in providing clients with cabinets ranging from single vanity units to entire house fit outs.
What is the one most important thing you think clients should know about starting a renovation?
Take your time in exploring all options available as renovations are aimed at improving your current layout / environment to create a more enjoyable space. Keeping your budget in mind, there are many options relating to materials, hardware and appliances to help tailor to your requirements.
What is your biggest recommendation for potential clients looking for a flat pack kitchen?
Take your time to determine the best layout for your space. All spaces are different in shape and size but all kitchens require the same provisions such as fridge, oven and/or dishwasher spaces. Once the sizes and locations of these items are determined, the remainder of the cabinetry is open to match your lifestyle requirements.
What is the biggest project mishap you have seen and how can it be avoided?
Not allowing enough room in the budget to finish the project. Kitchen cabinetry is not the only purchase to keep in mind when taking on a renovation. Keep in mind any changes to walls, ceilings (cornice) and floors, and factor this into your budget so the renovation can be completed on time, within budget and to a high standard in order to enjoy your new improved space.
Thank you to Dave for taking time out of his busy day to provide some great insight into renovations and sharing his industry tips and tricks. We hope you have enjoyed this Q&A segment and look forward to seeing you in the next!