ARETE JOINERY

Our Services & Process

From Concept to Finished Installation

With over 70 years of experience in the cabinet-making industry we at Arete Joinery understand that as a builder and developer, your time is important to you and is your most scarce resource, which is why you need to know that whoever you choose to work with will play their role with a minimum of fuss on your end. So, what is the Arete Joinery difference? Allow us to take you through our process and explain just what you can expect when you choose to work with us and what makes us the best local cabinet maker for Bulimba, Hawthorne Albion, and surrounds. 

Material Selection & Joinery Design

Whether you have a complete schedule of finishes and plans provided by your architect already or have only been given the vaguest of briefs by your client, arete Joinery is here to help. Located conveniently at our Northgate factory, Arete Joinery’s Selection & Design Studio is the perfect place for you to finalise your material and hardware selections and refine the design of the joinery itself. We are also happy to meet with your clients if they need assistance refining their joinery vision.

We love finding cost efficiencies for our clients, so if you are able to substitute hardware and/or materials to save yourself or your client money, then Arete Joinery is the right team to speak to ahead of finalising your selections. Why not make an appointment to meet with us today and get the project (and the savings) started!?

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Material selections need not be restricted to joinery material and hardware alone. Arete Joinery has worked diligently over the years, building up strong relationships with not just board and hardware suppliers but also suppliers of stone, acrylic, and laminate benchtops, glass splashbacks, mirrors, mirrored doors, and even upholstery. Click here if you would like to learn more about our supply partners and how they can support you through Arete Joinery.

Once we have a finalised scope of works and are given the go-ahead, our team will get started drawing a comprehensive set of plans for client approval, we will then conduct a thorough check measure and then order materials and hardware to begin manufacturing.

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Sourcing & Manufacturing

Arete Joinery’s factory, conveniently located in Northgate is a source of immense pride for us. This is where our team of qualified cabinetmakers, shopfitters, and apprentices manufacture all our joinery. 

Boasting a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, edge bander, two panel saws a dedicated assembly area, and much, more, we have all the requisite skills, plant, and equipment needed to bring a variety of joinery projects to life, from architectural fit outs to multi-res developments. 

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Whilst we have the capability to supply our joinery flat-packed and/or supply only, the majority of our cabinets are delivered to site partly assembled (known as rigid), with carcasses assembled, doors clipped on and drawers pushed in. This is an integral part of Arete Joinery’s quality control process, ensuring that all components of the project are up to standard before they leave the factory.

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In addition, we also have a staging area where we can build prototypes as and when required by our clients on multi-res projects. We value the prototyping process highly in these situations as it ensures that everyone has confidence and peace of mind that they are getting what they have asked for and that it is going to go in the first time. 

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Arete Joinery takes safety seriously which is why we have a comprehensive SWMS, Electrical Register, and MSDS sheets for every job we do. All members of the Arete Joinery team carry white cards and can be inducted onto any site. We are familiar with both legislative and regulatory requirements and can work on both EBA and non-unionised sites.

Our installers report to Arete Joinery’s project management team and are happy to attend site/toolbox meetings as required. Arete Joinery’s intention is to work in with our clients and the other trades on-site creating an amicable, enjoyable, and efficient experience for all.

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Joinery Installation

Arete Joinery takes safety seriously which is why we have a comprehensive SWMS, Electrical Register and MSDS sheets for every job we do. All members of the Arete Joinery team carry white cards and can be inducted onto any site. We are familiar with both legislative and regulatory requirements and are able to work on both EBA and non-unionised sites.

Our installers report in to Arete Joinery’s project management team and are happy to attend site/toolbox meetings as required. Arete Joinery’s intention is to work in with our clients and the other trades on site creating an amicable, enjoyable and efficient process for all.

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Once our joinery has been loaded out by our delivery team, our installers will begin a thorough check of the plans against the space and what has been delivered before beginning the installation. Arete Joinery embraces technology to assist with getting a high-end finish as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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At the end of every day, our team will pack up their gear and clean up their areas, leaving the site the way they found it or better! Once the installation is completed all doors and drawers are given a final adjustment and the joinery is given a builders clean.

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