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Housing : June 2009
A lifestyle choice Ask your clients to consider the following to ensure they choose the right door at the right price for their needs. • What style of door best complements your home and lifestyle? • Are there any special design requirements, e.g. glass or metal inserts? • Do you want fixed sidelights, and if so, what type of glass do you want in them? Clear laminated, opaque or decorative are just a few of the choices available. • What sort of finish do you prefer? Factory stained or primed are the two most common finishing options. • Check when you’re ordering what hardware your door comes with. Even standard locks and handles can sometimes be more expensive than the door itself. • Consider children and wheelchair access. You might need instructions of where to locate the handles or locks. • Will the door chosen require a frame, or can this be fitted to the existing frame in the home? ‘If we can make those opportunities appear, ultimately we will be selling more products,’Bruce says. Ultimately, the show enables the building industry to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve affordable renovations and to challenge the way materials are used. ‘It’s not about choosing the most expensive solution, but rather the right solution for the situation’ For the building industry, it is not only vital that suppliers deliver their products on time, every time, but that they also offer on-going support to their customers. ‘And this is where we step in,’Bruce adds. One of the current challenges facing the industry is applying theAustralian Bushfire Standards regulation, which HOUSING JUNE 2009 Above: Stegbar cedar architectural. was established followingVictoria’s bushfire tragedy in February.Another important issue facing the industry is sustainability, and ensuring products meet energy and aesthetic standards. But Stegbar has it all covered. ‘We pride ourselves on our knowledge in dealing with huge regulations, particularly in the case of small to medium builders who don’t have the resources to understand how to apply the many complicated regulations,’Bruce says. ‘We have resources dedicated to sustainability too.’ For example, Stegbar gained leverage from the global JELD-WEN brand through the lessons learned from the recent Californian fires. This pool of support and knowledge is then passed on to their global network. Stegbar is active at the local level too. They lobby government to future proof • Consider extra costs. Additional work beyond hanging the door will cost extra, e.g. will a flyscreen/ security door be required? • What is the lead time for supply and delivery and does this fit in with your building and renovation schedule? the industry with the approach that it’s not about choosing the most expensive solution, but rather the right solution for the situation. ‘We sell our customers the most appropriate product, not just the cheapest option,’Bruce says. Ultimately, it means that when a builder chooses Stegbar, they get much more than simply a great product. The founders have created a proud legacy. Stegbar has a network of display centres around Australia. Contact 1800 681 168 or go to www.stegbar.com.au for more details. H 63