An Aussie-owned business devoted to offering dignity, independence and accessibility for all
With 1 in 5 Aussies living with a disability, ranging from low vision to hearing loss and physical disorders, Prof. Mohamed Jemni’s heartfelt quote “it’s not the disability that’s the problem, the accessibility is the problem” is a profound reminder of the rights and privileges that many everyday Australians take for granted.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report, 38% of people with disability had difficulty accessing building or facilities in the last year. Driven by the need to address this inequality, Classic Architectural Group came to be in 1981 with an overarching mission to make public spaces safe, attractive and accessible to all.
Classic is proud to be officially acknowledged as an 100% Australian-owned business. Director and National Fulfilment Manager, Garth McAlpin, reaffirms Classic’s passion to support the local economy, “for over 39 years we’ve been investing in local manufacturing and local jobs, with our team and services operating across the country. We are very grateful for the Morrison Government and their support for Australian manufacturing. Let’s continue to support Australia.”
With the economical gyrations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has highlighted the paramount importance of supporting the local business ecosystem by keeping Australian profits and jobs within our shores. Fondly referred to as the “lucky country”, the nation’s prosperity can be reforged by supplying the demanded stock and trade of Australian-owned products and services. Classic endorses Australian Made’s Campaign statement: ‘It’s never been more important to buy Australian than right now’.
Empowering building professionals with locally manufactured, customised public access solutions
With over 30 staff placed Australia-wide, and operations out of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, Classic has always believed in creating employment opportunities that capitalise on homegrown talent. From our cleaners to accountants, installers, site coordinators and more, the team have a shared passion for enhancing public access and providing end-to-end quality access solutions.
Setting the benchmark with unrivalled knowledge of Australian standards, and a can-do, innovative culture, Classic offers customised public access systems for building professionals from core industries. Servicing the commercial, education, FMCG, retail, healthcare and hospitality sectors, the team has worked with household institutions including Victoria’s Etihad Stadium, the Sydney Cricket Ground and Gold Coast Convention Centre, to name a few.
Sourcing raw materials from Australia, with a focus on local manufacturing, Classic continues to drive the economic development within the nation. From creating safe workplaces to designing cities for pedestrian safety, Classic’s industry-leading product range includes entrance mats, stair nosing, tactiles, covers and trims, car park safety, bike racks and skate deterrents. Our product innovation offers premium versatility in terms of design, colour and application, proven to complement any project.
In an industry that is ever-evolving, Classic remains the trusted name due to our ongoing commitment to providing customers, regulators and partners with exceptional client service and world-class efficiencies. From research and design right through to installation and maintenance, Classic empowers building professionals with the confidence they need to succeed, build and progress.
To learn more about the Classic Architectural Group’s product range and how we can help you achieve your project’s public access and safety goals, please contact us today.