Customised designs are the only style of steel door we make. We are a small business and focus on tailored solutions for individual needs.
That is a definite “yes”.
You are introducing yourself because you adore the look of our steel doors and windows. You captured our interest with your thoughtful conversation starter in the form of architectural plans. This could be the start of a great relationship because our steel joinery is the perfect pairing of sexy and smart.
Specified and detailed architectural plans are recommended because they are already set out with information for our tailor-made products:
Don’t despair! If your job is too small to warrant using an architect or designer, it is attainable for you to have a bit of fun doing your homework to gather most of this same information. Additionally, send a reference image you found on the net – a picture paints a thousand words. We can then work with you under our Consultation Service to create the plans and a proposal.
There are limited bi-fold hardware products available in the Australian marketplace in which we are confident to endorse. We are always researching and prototyping our suppliers products to create the best version of bi-fold steel door configurations. Send us an enquiry to discover more.
Yes, we can.
If you are budget-conscious, we recommend using steel joinery for the featured areas of your home and consider other options for the utilitarian areas.
Our first step in our proposal process is to use your provided draft measurements. If there is variance of 100mm this will not greatly alter the proposal’s pricing.
Once you have confirmed the job and paid the deposit:
Due to the incredibly high demand of this product, it is highly recommended you contact us as soon as you receive your architectural plans.
We do not mass produce nor pre-fabricate our joinery. We manufacture everything from scratch so lead times may take 2+ months from point of accepting the quote, however this may be negotiated upon and subject to product selections, scale, our workload and your own deadline.
Best practice is confirming your job by paying a deposit during the first stage of construction which will lock in your job.
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If you do not require installation, we can offer an Australia-wide third-party freight company to transport goods or you can organise your own collection from our Northern Rivers workshop.
Delivery is included our installation estimates.
Our workshop is near Byron Bay, Northern NSW.
Our staff can travel to install within a two-hour drive from our workshop. All delivery and installation by our staff may incur fees that relate to:
We do not recommend DIY or handyman installation.
You can arrange your own experienced and qualified builder or carpenter to install on your behalf. A minimum of two people is required for installation.
Steel doors are to most tastes and often not to most budgets. There are three main reasons when drawing comparisons on this luxury product and why they fetch a premium price, especially when comparing steel to aluminium.
There are a number of factors to consider with pricing custom steel joinery from any manufacturer.
We specifically offer
We find that pricing against others is often a case of not comparing apples with apples. Please consider if other quotes detail:
We offer competitive pricing for steel doors and windows and will soon be offering three different framing options within our steel joinery range to suit every clients’ needs.
If you are not sure 100% sure about the details in your quotes, please email them to us for comparison.
We stagger all our progress payments as follows:
The abovementioned payments may be subject to further payment increments, (i.e., weekly progress, variations, etc.) if we deem the job large.
Information is key. The more information we have, the more definitive we are in our pricing for our customised products.
We will provide a proposal with a firm price once all information is at hand.
We will provide an estimate if we have most of the information yet still lacks minor details. Estimates may present as a price range as we are making a budgetary allowance for variations which still need to be confirmed at a later point.
If you still do not have enough information for us to do estimate, we will postpone pricing until enough information is gathered.
Customised steel doors and windows are to most tastes but not necessarily to all budgets.
We are here to have an open conversation about finding solutions for each client’s requirements. Fitting into budget ranges is a critical part of the equation. We offer a range of product options and if we do not know how much has been allowed (or not allowed) in budgets, we will not know how to find the right solution.
Once the criteria for the Essentials package have been exhausted, any more time will be charged hourly.
We have formulated this package based on six years of research. We have analysed our clients’ journey from research and development through to quote acceptance for one bespoke designed quality kitchen for the average family home.
We discovered that 90% of clients who have already researched their design and lifestyle needs for their cabinetry would run with their first strong idea because it is the most considered concept.
The purpose of the package is a concise way for our seasoned professionals to take a pragmatic approach to refine your considerations.
If you find this package does not suit your needs, then we recommend selecting the Comprehensive option, where you can allow time to explore more options.
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Legacy of the Antipodes holds the rights to our unique style of flood-resilient cabinets that have been engineered, designed and tested to meet our renowned high standards.
While we can accept input from other design professionals, we expect to spend time researching and verifying the design to ensure it meets our standards.
Suppose you have already engaged with a reputable, experienced professional interior designer or architect. In that case, it is normal for us to receive, in the first instance, a set of finalised floor and elevation plans that include measurements and a specified list of materials (product schedule). Each designer’s methodology and scope of works can be different.
If plans are missing details, we may be able to make a provisional price range which will have to be refined further during subsequent consultation time. During peak times, we request you return to your original designer for a complete design; otherwise, your will experience a delay in our process.
PRO TIP: The more detail your designer specifies, the less likely you will find unrealised costs across the entire construction project, not just cabinetry.
Yes, we love working on large projects like commercial shop fitting.
It is essential to ensure that all commercial projects are highly durable as they command higher usage than domestic ones. In addition, food premises need to ensure fit-outs are food-safe compliant.
Both front and back-of-house projects involve more research and are on a larger scale than domestic projects; therefore, we recommend working on the Comprehensive service.
From mid-2023, we will offer in-house Interior Design services with our Director, Lisa. She can assist with a comprehensive service for your entire home.
Currently, we only coordinate the benchtop manufacturing and any in-house metalwork.
Receiving payment confirms your booking.
Essential service payment is due at the time of booking.
Comprehensive service payment is due for the minimum hourly requirement.
Any work beyond the scope of the selected service will be charged hourly. Invoices will be issued weekly, or before if a proposal is ready to be sent.
Designs and proposals are not released until all outstanding invoices are paid in full.
Changes need to be notified in writing via email.
A minimum of two business days’ notice is required for rescheduling meetings. Clients will be sent additional administration fees (10% of the first service payment’s value) will be charged per occurrence.
If the rescheduling notice occurs within two business days before the meeting, 100% of the first service payment’s value will be forfeited.
Cancellations are not permitted once payment has been received.
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