LOCATION: Richmond, VIC
PRODUCT: ZINCALUME® steel
One of Australia’s pre-eminent construction groups, Hickory Group is renowned for providing “best for project” solutions. One such solution uses frames built from ZINCALUME® G550 steel,which provide a premium, convenient, trades-free bathroom construction solution.
Based in Richmond in Victoria, Hickory Group has forged a reputation as an innovative and dynamic company that partners with clients, subcontractors and suppliers to provide the most effective and efficient construction solutions.
As one of Australia’s largest multi-unit builders, Hickory has also built thousands of bathrooms and knows well that these smaller rooms can make a huge impact on schedules due to the large number of trades required.
Their solution, which is proving highly beneficial to builders and developers, is Sync Building Systems, a technology that manufactures high quality, modular bathrooms which are easily installed and connected on arrival to site.
Hickory’s premium Sync bathroom pods are built off site to provide a faster, simpler and more affordable construction solution. Yet while simplifying construction, they still cater to the most complex bathroom requirements, being built with any floor plan, finish or fitting a design dictates.
Kate Hogan, Marketing & Communications for Sync by Hickory, explained their latest project, “We are engaged on our largest project to date at the moment, Ryde Garden in NSW, where we are producing 2,049 pods for three residential towers of 13, 23 and 27-storeys. In addition we’re also doing laundry pods, which we haven’t done before, but we can really prefabricate anything – it’s only limited by the imagination.
“We definitely have a good relationship with BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies and they serve us well on a number of important levels. In terms of the ZINCALUME® G550 steel product they supply, being a 100% Australian-made product you have the peace of mind that it will be good quality,” Kate Hogan said. “Because we can’t hinder our customers’ site schedules, it’s also good to know we have surety of supply and never have to be concerned that we’re going to run out and have to wait months for a boatload of steel to arrive.
“Those are the 2 major factors, however the fact that BlueScope Sheet Metal Supplies are local as well and we can call on them easily. It gives us peace of mind that they’re always there to help. Plus we know from experience that they genuinely stand behind their products.”
For more information visit www.hickory.com.au
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