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Building News - 2012

Interior Experts

J & J Interiors have shown what can be achieved with their recent projects

Showcase Their Skills 

J&J Interiors were highly successful entrants at this year’s ACT Master Builders and Boral Excellence in Building Awards.  The awards were presented at the National Convention Centre on 29 June.  J&J Interiors’ impressive contribution to the Australian National University Colleges of Science – Bioscience Building resulted in the business taking home the three awards for:

  • Commercial Interior Finish for ANU Colleges of Science - Biosciences Building
  • Commercial Best use of Material for ANU Colleges of Science - Biosciences Building;
  • Subcontractor of the Year for their unwavering dedication to achieving the highest quality outcomes

J&J Interiors is a family business which has been operating in the Canberra market for 21 years.

It has an employee base of about 50 staff, but numbers have fluctuated to around 100 depending on project demands.  It has a strong team focus, combined with a dedication to delivering high quality projects.  Its impressive portfolio includes the provision of finishes to the Royal Australian Mint, the John Curtin School of Medicine and Chemistry building at the Australian National University and The ApARTments at NewActon.

The company has recently commenced work on the Manhattan Apartments in the city, one of Canberra’s most exciting residential developments.

Adding to a highly successful night for J&J Interiors at the 2012 Master Builders & Boral Excellence in Building Awards, its sibling company, McGilvray Projects, was the recipient of the award for the Commercial and Retail Fit out, Refurbishment or Alteration Less than $500,000.  The winning project, 1/92 Sawmill Circuit in Hume, was built as a showpiece for McGilvray Projects and J&J Interiors and showcased the skills of the companies’ workforce.

McGilvray Projects was established in 2009 by J&J directors John, David and Jacqui McGilvray, to branch out from contract work into building and development work.  The new venture took the experience gained during many years of running the highly successful J&J Interiors to produce developments built to exceptional standards.

After three years of operation, McGilvray Projects has cemented itself as a strong and vibrant development and construction business, which “Designs and builds for today with a vision of tomorrow”. Like J&J Interiors, McGilvray Projects has an impressive portfolio of projects including, 92 Sawmill Circuit Hume, That Bagel Place in Hume and 79 Sturt Avenue Narrabundah. The Lloyd Warramanga, a boutique development of 17 townhouses, is under construction at the present time.

J & J Interiors work on the ANU’s Biosciences Building receievd three awards at the Excellence in Building Awards this year. 

Both J&J Interiors and McGilvray Projects boast hard working and skilful teams, a dedication to high quality service and a wealth of experience within the construction industry.  They focus on giving their clients high quality service to ensure their projects run on time and budget.  The two businesses are well positioned to continue to provide the local market with an impeccable standard of service and workmanship.

Recently J&J Interiors have opened a detailed joinery shop in order to expand their portfolio of services.

Having accepted the contract at The Bioscience Building ANU to provide dry walls, ceilings, glazing, carpentry, doors, frames and hardware, J&J Interiors’ commitment to excellence provided an outstanding finish for the project

The Building took just over two years to fit out and was constructed from a range of materials, some of which are standard in the construction industry such as concrete and steel, but also included manufactured double glazed plastic cellular sheeting used as both a dividing wall and as an aesthetic feature wall.

Although primarily a research facility, the use of materials, the design and colour scheme provide a warm and inviting environment to work in.

The fit-out is far from standard: Hoop pine plywood finished in a natural stain bringing out its fine features rakes up and down walls and stairs.  The three-dimensional chevron walls wrap floor to floor on the western end of the building.  The only area that the Hoop Pine wasn’t incorporated into the fit-out was inside the laboratories themselves.

In naming J&J Interiors as winners of the Commercial Interior Finish category of the Awards, the judges said they “appreciated the complex set out problems associated with the timber wall linings in the main access walkways and staircases, together with the high degree of accuracy required between the metal and timber components to achieve the very fine detail evident from the architectural drawings.  The finished result is most impressive.”

As Commercial - Best Use of Material winner the judges said, “Whilst the choice of the material in the building rests with the architect
the end result rests on the skill of the contractor in interpreting the architect’s desires and achieving the level of quality expected of the architect, the builder and the client combined.  The quality of the workmanship using mainly veneered timbers as wall linings is a credit to the set out and skills of J&J Interior’s site staff and tradesmen.”

J&J’s work on the Biology Research Building, which is part of the new ANU Colleges of Sciences, also won Project of the Year for Hindmarsh: J&J Interiors quality workmanship and their awards played a part in Hindmarsh’s win in the most prestigious award of the year.

As Subcontractor of the Year the judges said, “It was through their unwavering dedication to achieving the highest quality outcomes for their clients that gave J & J Interiors the edge in this year’s Subcontractor of the Year awards"

For More Information

J & J Interiors
Phone: 6162 3616

McGilvray Projects
Phone: 6162 3618