Let's look back at 2023

Let's look back at 2023
What an inspiring year for 2023 – jam packed with events, product launches, and other compelling developments, which contributed to a year full of innovation and growth.

Fun Facts:

  • Total doors made – over 1.2 million
  • Over 5.7 million samples produced
  • reDirect Recycling (A Borg company) collected & recycled 100,000 tonnes of wood waste 
  • Solar PV supplied 15,238,000 kWh
    • Enough to power over 2,500 homes
    • Reduce CO2-e by over 11,000 tonnes
  • McGrath Foundation:
    • Total raised 2023: $94,590.40
    • Total raised to date: $413,166.66

polytec Design Awards 2023

polytec's TV debut on Australia ByDesign Architecture

For the first time ever, polytec partnered with Australia ByDesign Architecture. Airing on Network 10, Australia ByDesign Architecture is a highly successful series that uncovers the outstanding projects in Australian architectural design. 

polytec look forward to continuing this partnership into 2024.

Watch the outstanding designs on series 6 now. If you missed the episodes, you can catch up here

polytec trendjournal

The polytec trendjournal was launched at over 10 locations throughout Australia, offering a thorough source of inspiration for designers and enthusiasts interested in the latest trends and innovations in design. 

With an impressive compilation of over 300 pages, the trendjournal features outstanding projects that highlight the current joinery trends and designs in Australia.

View the trendjournal here. If you’d like a hard copy, then contact your local polytec representative or visit your nearest polytec Selection Studio during opening hours.

Ask an Expert 

polytec introduced Ask an Expert, an opportunity for you to find out the answers to those questions you’ve been longing to ask.

Our first expert was Marylou Cafaro, leading trend forecaster and interior designer, with over 36 years of industry experience, specialising in colour and product design for polytec

Our second expert was Anna Moore, an interior designer and polytec Selection Studio Coordinator who answered questions on where to find inspiration and your joinery selection process. 

You can catch up on all the episodes for series one here and series two here

Steccawood stone range by polytec

polytec introduced four new stone colours in the Steccawood range, offering a range of natural stone and marble designs, adding an element of luxe to your space. Available in polytec colours Marmo di Monte, Marmo di Torre, Portland Stone, and Athena Stone – all four options have a Smooth finish and are a realistic alternative to fluted honed stone. 

Read more on polytec’s Steccawood stone range

Mood Board of the Month

A mood board is all about inspiration and exploring ideas of style, colours, and overall feel of a room or project space. Are you wondering what colours and products work well together? polytec introduced Mood Board of the Month, highlighting a colour and style combination for the month. 

Which month was your favourite combination? View polytec’s Mood Boards of the Month here

Thermolaminated Mirror Panels

Bringing a modern aesthetic, polytec’s new range of Thermolaminated mirror panels are designed to add an element of luxury to your space. Available in four designs – Arch, Oblong, Rectangle, and Rounded Rectangle – all options offer a unique design to create a decorative feature in any home or commercial space. 

Read more about Thermolaminated mirror panels

Image above from The White Project Co.

Batten Oak

polytec released Batten Oak, which is a natural tan-brown oak with regular narrow linear shadows creating a timber batten effect. Batten Oak is designed to transform a flat door or curved surface, giving the perception of depth and texture, making it easy to clean and maintain. 

Order your free samples today. 

Surano Doors

Introducing polytec’s newest innovation for cabinet doors – Surano doors are now available for a wide range of applications. This shaker style door is made using decorative board glued and dowelled together into a multipiece construction, ensuring strength and stability. They are 18mm in thickness with a 9mm insert, which can either be decorative board in the same colour or try a contrasting colour. Alternatively, choose a glass insert. 

Find out more about Surano doors by polytec here


The Rattans are polytec’s latest colour release. Both Swiss Rattan and Danish Rattan give the appearance of depth, however, are a Woodmatt surface, making them easy to clean and maintain. 

You can read more about the Rattans here.

Thermolaminated doors & panels – 2 New Colours

polytec added two new colours to the Thermolaminated doors & panels range – Tasmanian Oak and Ligurian Walnut – both in a Woodmatt finish. 

Order your free samples:

2 New Colours for Compact laminate

polytec expanded the Compact laminate range by adding two new colours– Habitat and Topiary – both in a Smooth finish. 

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Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to 2024.

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