Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wentworth Community Housing relaunches it's brand new office

Earlier this week, Wentworth Community Housing was proud to launch its new look offices and Stanton & Taylor First National Director, Greg Taylor was pleased to attend the event.

Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres was joined by NSW Minister for Social Housing, Pru Goward and Penrith Mayor, John Thain to cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished office.

Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, NSW Minister for Social Housing,
Pru Goward and Penrith Mayor, John Thain

Stanton & Taylor First National is pleased to be working closely with Wentworth Community Housing by supporting their Heading Home initiative, which aims to reduce the number of homeless people in the Penrith Local Government Area. Greg is serving as a Committee Member for the project, and was thrilled to attend their office relaunch on Wednesday.

Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres with Stanton & Taylor First National Director, Greg Taylor

Wentworth Community Housing provides affordable housing options for those who need assistance. For more information on the Heading Home project and how you can support the cause, click here.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Introducing Living Timber

This month we caught up with Dean Boyd who is the creative mastermind behind Penrith based business, Living Timber. 

How long has Living Timber been around? 
Living Timber is just over 12 months old, but I have been building furniture from reclaimed timber for nearly three years now.

What do you make?
I make all types of furniture, from dining tables, outdoor settings and book shelves to bedside tables and beds. I will tackle any job that comes my way.

What’s your favourite thing to create?
 I enjoy making bedside tables at the moment, because they are a bit more intricate than your everyday dining table.

Do you do custom orders, and if yes, what’s the coolest concept you’ve been asked to bring to life?
Yes I do take on custom work, no job is too small. I think the coolest concept I've had to create so far was a 3.8 meter long floating work station for a local hair salon.

What do you love about working in Penrith?
 I love working in Penrith because I was born and raised here. And it's great seeing familiar faces from the community coming to visit the factory.

Tell us your favourite places to grab a coffee in Penrith
 I'm not a huge coffee fan but I do enjoy visiting the High Street Depot for a bite to eat! 
As well as the corner cafe in my factory unit complex on Borec Road. They have some amazing food there!

What’s the best place for customers to go to check out your stuff?
Everyone is more then welcome to visit the factory at Unit 33/37 Borec Road, if they would like to see some of my pieces in person, or to see some of my previous work you can check out my Living Timber Facebook page here.