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Just-rite's Divya Mahajan, general manager Glen Smithwich and Kody-Leigh Hirst. Photo: Daniel Spellman
Just-rite has provided home comfort
and energy control solutions since
1977, sharing its passion for home
energy efficiency with the Canberra
community along the way, according
to general manager Glen Smithwich.
"We ve evolved a lot over the
years," he said.
"The overall aspect of our business
and what we set out to achieve is to
be a one-stop shop for energy
improvement and energy efficiency --
whether that s home insulation in
new homes, existing homes or trade
and commercial jobs."
The business prides itself on
creating energy-smart houses by
installing ceiling insulation, cavity
wall insulation, under floor
insulation, sky lights, shade sails,
umbrellas, double glazing, secondary
glazing, solar power, smart hybrid
ventilation, continuous-flow hot
water, glass bricks and poly-
carbonated roofing to keep your
home quiet and comfortable.
"We used qualified craftsmen and
tradesmen for a lot of our work," Mr
The core of Just-rite s services has
always been insulation, but the
business also provides a complete
glazing replacement services suite,
including double-glazed windows,
uPVC, aluminium double-glazed
replacement windows and timber
"We ve also got products that are
more your luxury-type spends,
including Velux skylights and roof
windows, which are like the Ferrari
of skylights," he said.
Mr Smithwich said one of Just-
rite s strengths was it was entrenched
in the Canberra marketplace.
"We have been part of the business
community for almost four decades
and we have dedicated staff members
who are passionate long-term
employees of ours," he said.
"There two full-time sales reps
who have both worked for the
business for more than 10 years, so I
think that our knowledge base is
extremely current and extremely in-
Having worked at the business for
five years, Mr Smithwich said the
most rewarding part of the job was
seeing satisfaction on customers
faces after a job.
"We get a lot of repeat happy
customers," he said.
"It s great when you see their
reaction and getting that feedback
makes it all worthwhile."
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Marianne Mettes will share her tips
in an eight-week puppetry
workshop beginning on Sunday.
Chance to learn
tricks of trade
Canberra puppeteer Marianne Mettes
is sharing her passion and puppetry
skills with the Canberra community in
a hands-on workshop on Sunday.
The Puppetoodle founder travelled
to Connecticut, USA, in 2013 to create
a puppetry workshop from scratch.
With the help of an artsACT grant,
Mettes is giving children in Canberra a
chance to pick up the tricks of her
trade and perform using their own
During the eight-week term,
students will learn how to design and
create their own puppets, then bring
them to life in a performance for
family and friends.
Classes will be held on Sundays
from 10am to noon for 5 to 7 year olds
at the Belconnen Arts Centre.
All the materials, training and
equipment required to create the puppets,
puppetry films and performances will be
included as part of the $150 term fee.
Mettes will host one-off workshops
focusing on puppet therapy which will be
offered to people with mixed ability and
senior members of the community to
ignite future work beyond this residency.
For bookings or details: visit
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