Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:49

IJF Quality + Performance = Client Satisfaction + Success

The true test of a company’s craftsmanship and professionalism is whether it can meet a large complex scope and schedule, while still ensuring every detail is flawless. At Ilk Apartments, IJF Australia has succeeded on all counts, delivering impeccable results on a major project scale with its manufacture, supply and installation of all the apartment joinery.

IJF’s scope included 271 kitchens, 134 laundries and 449 vanities and shaving cabinets. Each design type consisted of multiple sub-types which required IJF to pay particular attention to the nuances which might affect the flow of the project. In addition, IJF crafted 146 linen presses, 293 study desks and 593 robes and sliding doors. Manufacturing commenced in October 2012, and the final installation was completed in mid-2013.

The design of the Ilk project joinery was highly creative and detailed. Many kitchens had a unique integrated laundry and a Vide Poche joinery unit, and an extra degree of diligence was applied to ensure unusual constraints such as detailed bulkheads and service risers would not affect joinery production methods and on-site installation. This meticulous approach also enabled integrated laundry appliances and service requirements such as DB boxes and cables to be successfully incorporated into the corresponding joinery.

Due to the complex nature of the Ilk floor plan, IJF was conscious of the need for thorough supervision procedures to ensure successful installation throughout each phase. IJF’s Ilk Project team facilitated a smooth, skilled transition between the manufacturing and installation elements of the project.

Established in 1964 as a family-operated domestic joinery business servicing Adelaide and surrounds, IJF has grown into a national operation with over 100 staff nation-wide, including highly skilled tradespeople, production staff, project coordination professionals, and dedicated site crews in each state.

Stellar projects include Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, Eureka Tower, 1 Bligh Street (Clayton Utz fitout), Crowne Plaza Darwin, Convesso, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and the Fiona Stanley Hospital in WA.

Recognised as a Tier One joinery firm, IJF provides the nation’s leading builders and developers with complete design and construct packages for refurbishments, new builds, renovations and redevelopments; complete interior fitout; and supply of customised, high quality joinery FFE remits ranging from fully-installed cabinets, cupboards, and benches through to loose furniture items.