Cabinetry hardware from Hettich Australia was supplied for a project executed for Giant Steps in collaboration with BMM Youth Support, World Skills Australia and TAFE NSW.

A non-profit organisation that supports and educates children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Giant Steps does not charge fees to parents that utilise the facility. Funding needs are met by State and Federal Governments as well as through fundraising campaigns including donations, events and corporate sponsorship.

Giant Steps identified the need for new storage cabinets in classrooms as well as for two fully functional kitchens/laundries. The brief sought designs that would make efficient use of the available space as well as specify concealed quality hardware to ensure the children’s safety.

Dion Lori, a teacher at NSW South Western Sydney along with a group of supervised students from the Allied Timber Trades section at TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute, Lidcombe College, visited the school to measure up the spaces where the cabinets were to be installed. The students formulated and prepared the design drawings based on the brief submitted by Giant Steps.

Once assembled, the materials were installed using Hettich Intermat hinges and drawer systems within a number of areas throughout the school. The onsite installation formed part of the students’ assessment and provided them with practical training. Dion Lori coordinated and supervised the complete project.