Maximise views, increase natural light, improve energy efficiency, or restore unique features of your home.
Against the Grain manufacture exceptional, highly functional timber windows and doors. And the occasional gate, garage door, bench top or custom joinery. Crafted to stand the test of time, we produce to your specific requirements from timber choice to glazing, finishes and hardware.
The expertise of our skilled team ensures Against the Grain products enhance the design and characteristics of your space, adding value to your home. Our design and supply service covers the Blue Mountains, Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Central and Southern Tablelands and the Canberra region.
Against the Grain's clients receive responsive, personalised service, which continues beyond project completion. We stock a range of trade-preferred timber maintenance products to keep your asset looking its best for years to come.
A member of The Window and Door Industry Council Inc. (WADIC), our projects are compliant with current Australian Window and Door Standards and Codes.
MANUFACTURED TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS
IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA
Our factory and showroom is located in the Blue Mountains village of Katoomba. We do things traditionally, crafting in solid timber with mortise and tenon joins. Your windows and doors will remain beautiful, functional and stable for decades ensuring maximum value for your investment.
We manufacture-to-order for residential and commercial projects: new builds, extensions, or restorations. Expert in reproducing heritage window and door styles of bygone eras, we can match existing profiles that incorporate high-performance glazing.
We offer a thorough design and supply service. In consultation with you, we advise on product type, timber choice, glazing, finishes and hardware. Visit our Katoomba showroom to view a selection of our windows and doors, or browse Specifications to inform your decision about timber and glazing.
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APPROXIMATELY HALF THE DRY WEIGHT OF WOOD IS CARBON.
BECAUSE WE LOVE IT!
Against the Grain only craft in timber; a beautiful, versatile and natural material that achieves high levels of performance and durability. Unlike other man-made manufacturing materials, timber sourced from responsibly managed forests and plantations is a renewable and sustainable option.
Timber offers a way to reduce the amount of atmospheric carbon, which helps to address climate change. As trees grow, they take carbon out of the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis. The carbon remains stored in all timber products for the life of the product. As it ages, timber doesn't break down into environmentally damaging materials.
We specify timber species appropriate for windows and doors to stand the test of time. Never veneered or engineered timbers - solid select grade timber only. Where cedar is requested we only use termite resistant Western Red Cedar, which remains dimensionally stable under most weather conditions and is not prone to shrinkage.
FSC & RAINFOREST ALLIANCE TIMBERS
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests in Australia and countries supplying the Australian forest products market.
The Rainforest Alliance offers forest product companies voluntary independent third-party verification of legal status for the sources of raw materials for their products. Certification confirms a sustainable agricultural supply chain.
The New Guinea Rosewood windows and entry doors are outstanding with beautiful stained glass. Against the Grain had a good range of stained glass from which to select and our choice matched our window style and the character of the house.
FELIX & ANTONIA S. BLACKHEATH
What Against the Grain say they will deliver they do in spades. To say they went above and beyond is an understatement. During bushfires, Covid and every kind of weather they turned up on time and worked with great care and craftsmanship. The team at Against the Grain are outstanding and really decent people. We are both thrilled with the result they delivered for us and have no hesitation in highly recommending them.
DEAN & ALISON H. LEURA
BUILD A CAREER IN A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED CRAFTSPEOPLE
WORK WITH US
We’ve expanded our Katoomba factory and are growing our team. Join a family-owned business that values commitment not short-term contracts – we foster skills and careers.
Our custom products feature in heritage restorations to award-winning architectural builds, across NSW and the ACT.
Enjoy true work life balance spending every day in the stunning Blue Mountains, home to epic natural landscapes and base camp for adventure sports like rock climbing, canyoning, mountain biking and trail running.
To apply for any of the opportunities below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Current opportunities include:
Are you a skilled joiner that loves working in solid timber? If you have knack for precision and an eye for detail, get in touch. Experience in manufacturing timber doors or windows or operating a 5-axis CNC machine is an asset.
Are you a skilled wood machinist with a passion for timber and precise details? Experience with using Weinig machinery for solid timber manufacturing an asset.
Against the Grain is proud to foster talent in our industry, providing apprentices with the skills, knowledge, and attitude needed for success. If you love working with timber and are exploring entry points into our industry, get in touch.