Meet the Talented Scott Lockeridge of Humblestix Carpentry.
How long have you lived in Armidale?
I moved to Armidale in 1996 at age 27, with varied experience in landscape gardening, welding, general construction and carpentry. It was time to head to TAFE. I chose a career in carpentry and completed my trade with Marquardt Constructions.
Tell us about your family …
I grew up in Normanhurst, where I was adopted by Beryl and Bob Lockeridge at age 6 weeks. When I moved to Armidale, I decided to get serious about finding my real mum and within a very short period of about 6 weeks, I was reunited with my mother Lenore.
At the time it was quite funny to find that her maiden name was ‘Odd’. This really reinforced what I had always thought … I was Odd! We still keep in contact, and she is currently sailing around the world on a yacht with husband Terry.
My second year in Armidale I met my lovely wife Kerrie and her beautiful family, Doug, Leonie and Gaye Yeomans. Kerrie and I will be coming up to our 10th wedding anniversary in November.
Fifteen months ago we were blessed with our beautiful daughter Nikkita. The other members of the family are Alison (17), and not yet named and still brewing is another baby Lockeridge due in February. Last but not least, my two furry, four legged kids, Caesar and Sally.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy making hand-made furniture from recycled timber, model railways, playing guitar and harmonica, song writing, fishing, boating and my favourite hobby, or as my wife would say, obsession, is customising motorcycles.
Types of carpentry you specialise in?
Built in wardrobes to suit your specific requirements. All aspects of renovation works. Wall removal, relining, replacing doors and windows. Pergolas and decks. Metal framed gates and shed doors. Loft conversions. Western Red Cedar garden sheds.
We like to give our clients as wide a range of products as possible. I really enjoy incorporating creativity into design, and I pride myself on attention to detail.
Describe the work you completed (pictured on our ABODE cover).
The photo shows the type of work that I enjoy most as a carpenter. Seasoned and dressed hardwood, natural colours and grains.
The outdoor entertainment area comes off the existing dining room. We removed the dining room window and replaced it with beautiful bifold doors supplied by Moar Windows and Doors. The door frame was made from 8 x 3 dressed and seasoned Red Iron Bark. Posts are 4 x 4 Red Iron Bark. Rafters and mid rails are 6 x 2 dressed and seasoned Turpentine.
All the joinery is mortised and / or half housed, and all fixings are stainless steel or brass. The exterior is lined with Western Red Cedar up to the mid rail. The interior is lined with pine regency lining up to the mid rail and the ceiling is also pine. The screens are paw proof, with custom machined mouldings in Turpentine.
The flooring is T&G Turpentine on timber bearers and joists and brick piers. The splayed staircase is also constructed from Turpentine.
Roof and gutters are Colorbond custom orb and the barge caps and flashings are custom bent from Armidale sheet metal and air conditioning.
The timber that was used was sourced from Coramba Timbers in Coffs Harbour, Cockatoo Creek Timbers and Piliga timbers.
How does one get a quote from you?
If anyone would like information or to see if we can create something interesting or help with your renovation project, just call Kerrie on 6772 8022 or Scott on 0413 116 060.
I would also like to mention Matthew Woodward, my second year apprentice, who has worked consistently with me from my first job that I obtained from his father and mother, John and Gillian. Matthew is showing great possibilities in the building trade and is an asset to Humblestix Carpentry.
Thank you Scott.