Expertise from start to finish.
Being part of a wholly Australian-owned family business is a source of great pride for Rob Smith, General Manager, and Steve Herkes, part-owner and Operations Manager, at Bradnam’s Windows & Doors Newcastle.
Bradnam’s was founded in 1977 by Bill and Jan Bradnam and their original vision of innovative, premium and high-quality designed windows and doors is still paramount for everything we do today,” the guys say. “We manufacture and service aluminium windows and doors for high-end, architecturally designed residential projects.
“Whatever project we work on, our goal is always to help our customer achieve their desired outcome. Our workshop is right next door to the showroom in Bennett’s Green and homeowners can see firsthand the care, expertise and passion that goes into manufacturing every single window or door.”
With the ever-changing design trends, regulations and requirements in the construction industry, changes in product designs, performance and aesthetics are a constant.
“The Bradnam’s group invests heavily in research and development so we are always on the forefront of the latest in aluminium joinery systems and design and it’s exciting to be a part of that,” Rob explains.
With Aussies spending more time at home due to COVID-induced restrictions, residential renos and addition projects have been soaring and the team at Bradnam’s has had a very busy 2020.
“This renovation and alteration boom has been exciting. With consumers getting more creative with their design ideas, it has Steve and myself thinking more and more outside the box to achieve the vision of our customers who are more involved in the building process and better informed than ever before.”
“We do get a lot of questions about the benefits of low-e glazing versus double glazing, thermal and acoustic properties, and different framing options. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the projects we work on and we love that kind of challenge,” Rob adds.
“We’ve started a project where one window on the front façade weighs 270 kilos and had to be craned in for glazing, funnily enough it feels like this is becoming more of the norm these days” he laughs.
“And then there’s Diane’s home in Warners Bay where we installed our cavity stacking doors and screens. Unlike stacker or bifold doors, they glide seamlessly out of sight and help create a perfect indoor/outdoor flow, without any fixed or folded panels that would obstruct views or access.
“We want to create the right outcome for every project and will work closely with homeowners, architects and builders to make sure we come up with smart solutions that work and look great. We’re passionate about achieving these results and that commitment will never change.”