Joiners Magazine June 2021 Issue

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

June 2021

edge finish the best aren’t noticed

excellence awards Master Joiners display their talent

top drawers the art of storage

... it’s ok to be a lit little bit curious

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talent shows 20 The winners of the Master Joiners Annual Excellence Awards were announced at its conference in Hamilton in late March, displaying once again the best in manufacturing and design talent in NZ. We profile the winners.

COVER Burns & Ferrall, Stainless Steel - p.62 photo courtesy Burns & Ferrall

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Paul Ingram in his last column as president gives us some parting thoughts that he hopes will assist us in business and life.

edge profiles


Near invisible finishes with multi-profile tooling ensuring the panel comes off the machine virtually ready for assembly are becoming standard options for those looking to upgrade their edgebander. We profile several manufacturers who have made recent purchases.

Laminex Update 16

Mike Arthur speaks warmly of his conference experience and supplies some encouraging figures from the release of the latest residential consent data.

NKBA report 78

The NKBA welcomes the NZESAG’s introduction of an RCS accreditation programme for stone and quartz fabricators designed to reduce the risk of respiratory diseases.

easy connections


Click and twist, tool-less installation, easy adjustment, assembly and dis-assembly, strong durable connections. Common themes amongst a range of connectors designed for a variety of specific circumstance. We look at some of them.

Steering a Course 82

Ian Featherstone provides 10 questions to ask ourselves to determine who are our best clients, likely suitable projects and most profitable work.

Due Process 84

Geoff Hardy explains the intricacies of placing and removing caveats and shows that they can be a useful tool in collecting debt.

clever boxes 52 Ingenious use of and access to space mark modern drawer and storage design. There is also a strong legacy of innovation built on innovation to deliver not only a drawer system for every purpose but also provide a platform for added value for both manufacturer and end user.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 18 Education 25 NZJMF membership 86 NKBA membership 90 Product Focus 94

veneer options 60 With the installation and commissioning of a new veneer slicing machine at its Kopu plant, NZ Panels Group is looking to increase the volume of NZ native veneer available to the market.

Classifieds 96 Advertiser index 96

Robin Jack on 50 years in woodworking machinery - p.70 JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 3

from the president 18.05.2021

Ten things to think about This will be my last column for JOINERS Magazine as president of Master Joiners. Thank you Bob for allowing more space for my ramblings. I would like to offer up a few parting thoughts, my Top Ten … Coming in at number TEN is Succession planning. This is important in life, community, and business and I’ve always thought it a good idea when you first find yourself in a role to consider who will follow after. Planning for succession allows continuation of the good work you have done. Also, we have an ageing workforce and the baby boomer generation are eyeing up retirement and looking to exit our industry and their business’s. Who will take over those organisations? For those of us with baby boomers within our team we need to think about how critical roles will be filled as our experienced people hang up their tools. Even for business owners who still have a distance to run, it is important to think about how someone else might take over one day. Are there systems in place that will make that easy? Joinery firms have invested in a lot of expensive technology and that makes them worth more than ever before, think about how a new owner can be financed in? NINE Ethics and standards. This is at the heart of what sets a Master Joiner apart from the competition. Ethics and Standards establish and uphold our reputation. The wearing of or displaying of the Master Joiners brand infers that your credibility is endorsed by membership of a respected industry group. The Master Joiners Code of Ethics and Standards is available to download in the members section of our website. It is important that you are familiar with what is required of being a member. Martin Luther King said “The time is always right to do the right thing”. Customers have high expectations of us and the products we produce. Better quality, more functions, new technology, cheaper and faster. Sometimes we come unstuck, especially when communication JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 4

around expectations isn’t clear. So, at number EIGHT is Disputes. One of the speakers at conference was Trevor form the Disputes Resolution Institute and he had some useful strategies for dealing with complaints. Master Joiners have engaged Trevor to help develop a process that is available to members and consumers. Most of us will find ourselves with an issue to resolve at some stage. For me, its important to protect my brand and reputation. Think about the long run, perhaps losing a battle so you can win the war. Often a complaint presents an opportunity to do a great job of putting something right with the result being a satisfied customer and potentially even an advocate. So, my parting thought on this one – look for a quick resolution and get on with the next job. SEVEN Get involved ... Is your email inbox over flowing? Do you divert Master Joiners stuff directly to a folder with good intention at looking at it when you get a chance? Do you have time to attend events? If you’re not getting involved, if you’re not “putting in” then you’re likely not getting much out. There has been a lot on offer recently, certainly post 2020 lockdown and overall. I have been disappointed with the level of engagement from members. I too find that it is difficult to make time but once I am there or “zoomed in” it’s worthwhile and I always come away with something that’s going to help tomorrow. Please support what is offered and if we have the content wrong or you feel like you’re being told how to suck eggs, then let us know. Your regional president is a great person to have that conversation with. Even better have a crack on your regional or national executive – you will broaden your perspective and be a part of progressing our industry. There is much to be gained by time invested with Master Joiners. SIX Risk and Resilience. The Staples Rodway Baker Tilley presentation at conference gave some insight into risks that exist with small business. Practical advice was given on checks and balances, distributed authorities and duties. This area is one that is likely in the too hard basket for many of us. It

Excellence Awards Supreme winners Gary and Jo Firman.

Honorary life members Gary Turner and Peter Leith.

is an area that would be well worth investing some time and a bit of money into getting systems in place that will protect everyone in your organisation. Trust is not a control. We have all been exposed to risk recently in the form of a worldwide pandemic. One of the risks has been financial viability and liquidity. We are all busy now and with that profitable – this is a time to build resilience with some reserves and to reflect on the strategies that were required to keep people employed and business afloat during and following lockdown. There are operational risks too related to work we produce and there are many regulations to have awareness of and comply with. Gas regulations, appliance ventilation requirements, weather tightness, and building code compliance. So, my parting thought on this is one is making sure you avoid the risk of supplying noncompliant joinery. We have a fully tested suite with JMF and all that is required is to build as per the manual and apply the tags. A no brainer really – why wouldn’t you?

FOUR Train for the reality of now and for the future. How many geometric stairs do you build? How many people in your organisation work on the factory floor compared to those at a computer in an office? Which group are we training and recognising as qualified professionals? Do you still have a spindle moulder? What should new recruits for your team look like, your next apprentice? Does the makeup of your team reflect the population? Diversity of gender, thought, backgrounds, ethnicity should be something our industry is paying urgent attention to. Has technology changed the way you do things? Where in your organisation are the skills shifting to? The government is changing the way vocational education is governed, managed, and delivered. This is the time to push and have a voice for what the reality of skills required in our industry is and adapt training and apprenticeships to reflect that and what we expect the future will hold.

Accepting that there will always need to be change. FIVE Progression. The status quo is comfortable and there are times when consolidation and “if it isn’t broke, don’t try and fix it” apply. But the last video rental store has just closed and I’m probably one of the few that still have a cassette tape collection. The challenge when a new idea comes along is to not begin by thinking of all the reasons to not do that thing. Even when the ship has been righted, if it stays at anchor you won’t get very far. There is a world of opportunity out there and it’s often the early adopters that prosper the most. What happens if the competition progresses and we don’t?

THREE Engage with talented and knowledgeable people. Bring them in and use their expert skills to help you. Raise the bar in your organisation with advisors, consultants, and coaches. Business plans, sales coaching, Lean continuous improvement, strength-based coaching as well as legal and financial advice can all be readily accessed and often there is funding available. It may not be about growth, it could be increasing resilience, minimising risk, identifying easy to track production indicators, or building a business that is easer to transition

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ten things (cont) out of one day. Often experts present at regional Master Joiner events. The Master Joiner online Webinar series and Professional Development programme have covered off many of these topics as a taster of what can be gained and there is more to come soon. You can’t expect to be an expert in everything. Be great at what you do and use talent from others to help you achieve. TWO Look after your people. Engage with them, ask them if they are happy in their work, are they worried about anything? are they interested in any other roles within your company? Listen. Keep them in the loop, tell them where the business is going. Feed the culture and make it a positive one. I have been dealt some tough lessons recently and have needed to take a good look at what sort of a leader I’ve been. Covid and lockdowns have increased stress levels and we are time pressured. Beware, looking after your people is not something to leave on auto-pilot, make sure they feel special and appreciated, be life friendly. NUMBER ONE.The greatest strength that we have as a membership organisation is our members. So, at the top of my top ten is Don’t go it alone. I am a Liverpool FC fan. The club’s fans adopted “You’ll never walk alone” by Gerry and the Pacemakers as their anthem. I have visited Anfield Stadium and it is a special place. I wasn’t there on a game day unfortunately, but I imagine that to hear “the Kop” singing that anthem to their players must be an almost spiritual experience. I’ve visited many of the Master Joiner regions to attended events and checked in at factories. What I hear in all the regions is reference to the Master Joiners network. Things like finding a piece of board, sharing work when there is insufficient capacity, or someone is a bit light on work, or when there has been a machine breakdown. Often, it is the chance to catch up over a beer and talk about issues with Worksafe, HR, product, subcontractor, or supplier challenges. The saying goes “a problem shared is a problem solved”. We might not have an anthem, but I have found the “human” side of members helping each other and putting aside being competitors inspiring. This peer support and review is what helps lift the standards of our industry

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by setting Master Joiners members apart from those that are not. Living our Ethics and Standards and conducting business in a way that is for the good of the game. There is a network up and down the country that is only a forum question, an email, or a phone call away from helping solve a problem or offer support. This has been one of my favourite life chapters. I am going to miss being president of Master Joiners and I look forward to supporting the next president. I would like to acknowledge and thank our National Associate members for supporting our industry, our allied membership organisations for working with us and strengthening our voice, the regional presidents and secretaries for glueing everything together, the rest of the executive, advisory, and Ian Lothian for being on the bus and governing our progress. Our strategy leads Myles, Nathan, and Rueben have their respective elements by the scruff of the neck and I look forward to the objectives they will lead and achieve. A special nod in the direction of Anthony Neustroski who championed much of the progressive thinking we have adopted. I am proud to have carried on where you left off Anthony. Last but by no means least, thank you Allison Delaney our Operations Manager whom we presented the brief to help guide our organisation in thinking more strategically and you have delivered. Allison has achieved a tremendous amount and empowered those around her to achieve as well. So that’s it. My hope is that my columns have been received in the way I intended, that they have promoted thought, enlightened, prompted questions, acknowledged the good work, and possibly mildly entertained. If I’ve touched a nerve or sparked a conversation and you’d like to talk more, I’ll be stoked if you drop me a line. paul@leebrothers. Thanks for reading. Go well









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from the Publisher

A delight working for Blum Well known amongst architects, designers and those in the kitchen trade, Moira Smith from Blum NZ recently retired after some thirty years in the job. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with Moira about her time with Blum.

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Awards report The Master Joiners Conference and the Annual Excellence Awards for 2021 held in Hamilton are the centrepiece for our June issue which shows all the winners and a feature on the Supreme Award winning staircase from Firman Joinery. The first conference since Invercargill two years ago, was a real success run from the Claudelands Events Centre – an ideal venue. We welcome a new President of the NZJMF in Andrew Reilly and thank departing president Paul Ingram for his energetic and incisive leadership. I look forward to hearing where the next Conference will be held in due course. Not only is this year the 75th anniversary for well known machinery supplier W & R Jack Ltd but it also marks the retirement of owner Robin Jack. There is a commentary from him which I’m sure many will want to read, in this issue. An interesting feature (and one we do annually) is a look at the ever evolving technology of edgebanders with contributions from all the leading suppliers. It always amazes me how they continue to innovate with new and better ways to edgeband product. An interesting item is a look at the latest in furniture fittings and connectors. This is an often forgotten part of the cabinetmaking and furniture industries. We have a pictorial on some of the latest in this field. Speaking of cabinetry, we also have a look at the latest in drawer systems now available from some of the leading suppliers. Some really interesting product here. Of special note is the editorial from the NZ Engineered Stone Advisory Group. This addresses the latest developments in the engineered stone manufacturing sector and for those involved in it, a worthwhile read. This issue is in fact very much a full on one with lots to read and digest. As we head into winter things still look very promising for all those in the industries we cover. Here’s hoping the issue of supply works its way through quickly Bob Nordgren JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 8

Moira joined Stu and Mel Sanders at Sanco NZ Ltd back in 1991 as they had the agency for Blum in those days. “I started out working in the office at their Rosebank Road address not far from where Blum is today”, Moira recalls. “Part of the job was to record all sales, which had to be done manually in a docket book. How times have changed!” In 1998 they decided they needed a dedicated rep calling on all the architects and designers. “I piped up, let me do it, and they agreed, so off I went in the company car with the expense account to visit architects and designers all around the North Island. It was the start of a love affair with the job.” She was Blum’s sole architect and designer rep until approximately three years ago when she started working very closely with her friend and colleague Kate Ward, who is to be Moira’s replacement. In what is no doubt a competitive world, how did you survive? I think the main thing was a passion for the product. This was helped by the short range of Blum product - hinges, drawers and lift systems – which enabled me to specialise and focus when I saw the architect or designer. I quickly came to realise how to interface with who I needed to see. For example, architects like you to be timely, and knowledgeable while designers want you to be informative and kept up to date with new products and literature. Rather than just presenting a brochure, I have always taken working models around with me, be it a hinge or a drawer or whatever, heavy work, but worth it. It helped to demonstrate the use and quality of the Blum product. Above all, I never cold-called; I always made an appointment and called when I had something new or interesting to talk about. Around 2010 Mel and Stu at Sanco decided to move on, and Blum in Austria decided to set up shop on their own here in NZ. What did that mean for you? Blum have always been a great employer to work for. It’s a family-owned operation, and they made you feel like you were part of their ‘family’ even though New Zealand was many thousands of miles away from their base in Austria. It was no different when they established their own operation in 2010 just down the road from Sanco’s old site in Rosebank Road. They bought in Mike Hawkins as their Managing Director, who had also worked for Sanco when they had the SCM agency. No jobs were lost, and we all felt much reassured. For me, it was business as usual but with the confidence of the direct backing of Blum.” Thirty years is a long time. What were for you in terms of product the most significant developments in that time? The big change was undoubtedly the emergence of the full extension soft close drawer systems. It transformed storage in the kitchen. Of course,

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that is not to say the evolution of the humble hinge, with integrated soft close and the exciting electrically driven SERVO-DRIVE for both drawers and lifts, have also had a significant effect as well. Blum is an internationally based and highly regarded company. What opportunities did that provide? I had the opportunity to travel to some of the famous trade shows such as Interzum, Eurocucina and AWISA, which really opened my eyes. Some were a bit daunting for the first time, size wise and in some ways, some of the designs were not always practical but spectacular, especially Milan, which is considered to be the design capital of the world. The best part was the Blum Factory tours, which took place prior to the Eurocucina fair. So many of our Cabinetmakers and Designers have made the commitment to travel to the other side of the world to see our production facilities in Austria. Locally, of course, there was the NKBA and Master Joiners Conferences over the years which kept me in touch with local industry developments. For me, it was the people I met that helped shape the way I thought. How would you sum it all up? It has been a delight to work for Blum. Every part of the process, from the joiners/cabinetmakers through to the designer, the architect and of course, all those at Blum, has been important to me. Blum offered me the opportunity to meet a great diversity of people, and being able to work through to the age of 65 has been a privilege, I think. Being involved in the kitchen industry and making sure people were looked after wherever it may be has been a big part of my life, let alone my job. I’m now really excited about the next chapter in my life. 

Jacks celebrate their 75th anniversary


he last weekend in April kicked off a year of celebration for Jacks who mark 75 years in business. The Jacks team and partners spent a long weekend together enjoying a wide range of activities in the

Nelson and Tasman region. At a celebratory dinner Robin Jack looked back at the previous 75 years of the company from humble beginnings as saw doctors in Wellington, and including a hands-on demonstration of

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one of the company’s first ever products. There was a chance to look forward too, with Robin Jack’s retirement announcement being recognised, and a public hand over to incoming CEO Richard Bealing.

Further 75th anniversary events, including a significant in-house exhibition, will take place during the next 12 months.

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Allegion host Auckland JMA The Auckland chapter of Master Joiners recently held their AGM at the new Auckland home for mechanical security manufacturer Allegion in Rosebank Rd, Avondale. It was a good opportunity for members to go on a guided tour of their impressive, purpose built facility after their meeting. Allegion these days are known for some thirty brands including Schlage and Brio.

Show stands prove popular Master Joiners Conference 2021 - this year’s trade stand area used for breakfasts and other breaks during the Conference was fully subscribed with some 19 stands from trade suppliers. Here are a couple of examples. 

Blum CONNECTS your interactive interzum experience Interzum; the largest furniture trade show in Europe. Every other year in May, Blum New Zealand sends a selection of staff members to Europe to join a handful of our customers for the hands-on and innovative experience. But in 2021, travel to Europe was out of the question. Blum CONNECTS is our way of keeping you in touch with the latest product innovations and concepts from us – anywhere in the world. Gain new insights into

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the world of Blum products with our Interzum highlights and hear from the creators themselves. With Blum CONNECTS, you’ll meet MERIVOBOX, reveal REVEGO and discover Digital Technologies!

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Taranaki Masters Joiners celebrates 50 Years On Saturday May 15th, 2021, Taranaki Master Joiners gathered to celebrate 50 years of Master Joiner excellence. Held at the Plymouth Hotel, a cabaret show put on by the New Plymouth Operatic Society was enjoyed by all who attended. Bryan Frank, President of Taranaki Master Joiners felt humbled to see several attendees driving long distances to participate in the celebrations. “It was a pleasure to see those who travelled from afar”, Bryan said; “Taranaki members appreciate that effort and participation, which included former Members and suppliers and Sponsors from across the North Island. Despite the busy times, Bryan Frank with his team, Stretch and Fay Rice worked diligently planning, communicating, and preparing for the celebrations.

Bryan Frank, Rhys Powell and Paul Ingram.

Joiners on the dance floor.

The AGM was held on the Friday night before the big event where Rhys Powell was presented with a trophy thanking him for his work on behalf of the region by Bryan Frank. Rhys Powell was further presented with life membership for his contribution to the region. Bryan Frank had Master Joiners National President; Paul Ingram (also in attendance)

present the award to Rhys during the festivities. Rhys was certainly taken by surprise and later said of the award “A sly move by the committee, not sure how that got past me, that is for sure, very surprised”. He went on to say; “Being involved with Master Joiners, you get the friendships and the business knowledge, the sharing is valuable in business and in joinery practice. Rhys started out his apprenticeship with Jones and Sandford, (also members of Master Joiners) and appreciates the value of giving back, he is keen to see more of the younger joinery practitioners add to what has been achieved in the region. It was also with Jones and Sandford where Graeme Paul trained as an apprentice. Graeme Paul is well known as the Taranaki Secretary, and formerly a Taranaki President, having served the profession in his own business, retirement meant he was also able to continue to contribute to the profession. Graeme is now retired from his Secretary role. The Taranaki Master Joiners extend sincere thanks to Graeme for his steady guiding contribution. While the joinery profession looks and feels similar all around the country, it is getting along to the Master Joiner meetings which tell the story of what the value of membership is all about. Individuals in their own way can contribute as much or as little as their time allows to advance the profession in the region as demonstrated by Rhys Powell, Graeme Paul, Bryan Frank, and we know there are more of you in Taranaki who have contributed, shared and served the profession. Congratulations Taranaki on this milestone and to all those who have contributed over the 50 years. Certainly, there is more to do and many hands make light work … welcome to the next 50 years in Taranaki and welcome to the new members In-House Kitchens, and Mode Kitchens, from New Plymouth. Taranaki Master Joiners sincerely thanks Blum NZ, Hettich, New Plymouth ITM, Laminex, Hafele and NZ Panels Group for supporting the Taranaki Master Joiners 50th celebrations. 

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afele welcome Simon Lount back to the team at Hafele New Zealand. Many of you may remember his familiar face … Simon previously worked with Hafele New Zealand from 2005 - 2018, before making the move across the world to join the team at Hafele’s head office in Nagold, Germany. After spending three-and-a-half years looking after Trade Partners across the world, Simon has now returned to Hafele New Zealand in the role of General Manager Sales and Marketing. Simon can be contacted at

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Hutchco relocates We are excited to share with you that from late June 2021 our warehouse and office will operate from our newly built facility in Higbrook east Tamaki, Auckland. In just over 3 short years and with the support of our loyal customers, we have outgrown the multiunit site that has housed Hutchco for the past 20+ years. We have an expanded range of colour matches and offerings that are continuing to grow, the newly built multi-purpose facility in Highbrook offers

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Choosing to collaborate with VidaSpace - a designer timber and veneer supplier - instantly created a space that is a distinct destination for Wellington's architectural and design community. Nestled at the bottom of College Street in Te Aro, this showroom embraces the natural and the new through an eclectic connection between VidaSpace' timber and Archant Stone, all under the same showroom roof. The design was led by Dorian Minty and his team at Studio Pacific Architecture. With an aim to create an 'award-winning' space which was not to be just a showroom, but a meeting and social space that Wellingtonions feel truly connected to. Oozing with collaboration and full of experience-driven displays, the showroom allows designers and architects to not only see and view the product, but experience the product. Marble Marquinia, was selected as the hero stone for the space to create a certain grandeur and luxury. This deep and moody marble colour is a replication of the Spanish Nero natural granite which while beautiful, boasts the uncompromising functionality of a porcelain. To further dramatize

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the space, large-scale 1 metre square tiles clad one side of the wall, creating a brilliantly eclectic effect with the dynamic range of rusted metals, gold marbles and cement like porcelain colours. While the space is dramatic and large-scale, no detail has been missed. The showroom features a centre sink unit, fabricated entirely out of Archant Porcelain with detailed mitred edges and an integrated porcelain sink. This unit is at the centre of any design conversation and showcases a selection of Archant's state-of-theart food preparation sink stations by Franke. The beautiful details of these sinks and accessories are a real celebration of an intense attention to detail and quality in product design. And of course, the Archant Handle collection is displayed in a downsized manner of the stone samples. By fitting the handles to 300mm square boards, the displays featuring a range of modern and traditional designs in brass, black, anthracite, nickel, antique brass and other finishes. It's an indelible experience that this showroom aims to create ... a true Wellington retail experience which is endowed with the quality of Archant's many European design-houses offered to the New Zealand market. So, we invite you to visit the new showroom and experience the Archant difference for yourself. 

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e attended the Master Joiners Conference for 2021 in Hamilton recently. It was my first conference, the first for Laminex New Zealand as Host Sponsor and what a pleasure it was to be there.It was great to meet so many of the industry’s best in one room (despite how busy we all are!). I thoroughly enjoyed the thought-provoking key-note presentations, particularly that of Rob Waddell and Mike King and meeting so many customers. Before conference kicked off, we held a tour of the Laminex Hamilton site, where we press our Melteca product range. We had a fantastic turnout and were pleased everyone enjoyed learning and gaining insights into how we work and schedule your orders. The Master Joiners Committee will be preparing for the next conference, and we look forward to the opportunity to catch up as an industry, share learnings and continue to focus on improving our collective high standards. Our business recently took people leaders through a workshop focused on Safety Leadership. Well-being was a strong recurring theme and it’s no surprise given the environment we’ve worked across over the last 12 months; this strongly resonated with what Mike King discussed at conference. It’s important we are finding ways to help and support each other to manage stress and fatigue, and to recognise success rather than just focussing on safety improvement initiatives. The latest Residential consent data for the year to March 2021 reached an all-time record of 41,028, surpassing the previous record from 1974 and up 9% on the same period in 2020. March was also the highest monthly figure on record with 4,128 consents issued. Townhouses continue to show strength, up 40% in the year to March 2021, with the Auckland region being a major driver of growth, up 58%. Non-residential (Commercial) consents also showed promising signs, with the year to March 2021 seeing a 5% increase. Education, storage, and office buildings were the largest contributors to growth. All of this bodes well for our industry over the next year and beyond. We appreciate and listen to feedback on how we can better serve our customers. A frequent comment we’ve heard from laminate fabricators is the restriction of delivery method on online ordering. Based on your feedback we’ve updated the platform to enable laminate fabricators to receive delivery by courier! Online ordering provides the option to see in real time expected delivery dates for your order. If you haven’t given online ordering a go, now is the time! Visit www.laminex. to apply. If you have any feedback you want to share directly, please feel free to get in touch! Mike Arthur General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Jacks announce the expansion of their Service team Sheng Lim has joined the onthe-road Service Team after almost 2 years in-house, gaining training and experience across a wide range of machinery and accessories, but particularly CNC and edgebanders. Coming from a joinery background Sheng is already very familiar with the technical challenges faced by kitchen and cabinet-makers. Tr o y H u b b a r d i s m o v i n g from a product specialist and demonstrator role in the Jacks Sales team to becoming a Service Technician. Troy brings a background in mechanics and software. And a familiar face to many customers around NZ, Matt Fulton has returned to Jacks - his edgebander and Weinmann skills particularly welcome in such a busy market.

Troy Hubbard is one of three additions to the Jacks service team.

These three add much-needed capacity to the 14-strong NZ service team at time when workshops are busy across the country, with demand on Service Technicians at an all time high. For service from Jacks please call 0800 522 577.

Leitz expands presence in the South Island Leitz was established back in 1876 in Germany, some 145 years ago. It’s New Zealand subsidiary was set up in 2006 based in Auckland. It is a global leader in the manufacture, service and supply of cutting tools for wood, plastic and advanced materials. The company continues to grow it’s presence and are excited to announce representation in the South Island. Anthony Barrett, a Cantabrian based in Christchurch, comes with many connections from within the industry having sold imported timbers for a number of years throughout the South Island after some nine years on workshop floors manufacturing furniture and joinery.

Anthony Barrett.

Anthony will make contact with many South Island joinery shops in the coming months. Meanwhile if you have any tooling requirements please feel free to call Anthony on 021 824 181. 

Biesse Group expand network Biesse Group, has announced the expansion of its international network with new branches opening in Israel, Japan and Brazil to strengthen its presence in markets identified as strategic. The Group believes that international development, together with technological and organisational

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Master Joiners Conference 25-27 March

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his year’s Conference, held at the Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton was well received by all who attended. It came as a welcome relief to be finally underway given the tumult of Covid in 2020 that led to it’s earlier cancellation. With a rearranged format with the ‘inspired to perform’ theme the Conference kicked off on the Thursday with tours to the Laminex Melteca plant in Te Rapa followed by a visit around the Wintec Joinery Workshop. This was followed by The Gathering in the late afternoon and into the evening, a chance for everyone to catch up and then watch some entertainment from Greg Ward who combined singing with comedy. It worked well. The Friday started with breakfast in the trades which gave sponsors time to meet delegates to the conference on their stands. A goodly number of trade suppliers were on hand. The rest of the day was busy with Keynote speakers Jim Hainey talking about recruitment processes, Trevor Slater on conflict resolution and a discussion of how to mitigate risk with Bakers Tilly. The afternoon was notable for the Break-out session concept where a series of sessions on various subjects were held to which you could choose to attend. I had a look at the Compliant Timber Joinery session which was a really good update on the latest NZS4211 processes and the progress with

The awards night dinner was a highlight of the weekends activities.

JMA NZ Ltd that runs it. Other sessions included Floating floors, Lean manufacturing, immigration trends, insurance and the latest in edgebanders. All practical subjects that were tailored for Master Joiners. A highlight of the conference was the Keynote speech late in the day from Mike King on mental health and safety in the workplace. This was well attended and received. Of course the showcase event was the Annual Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on the Friday night.

Congratulations must go to the Supreme Award winner Firman Joinery from Oamaru with their outstanding staircase. We have coverage of this and all the other winners in this issue. There were some 180 entries this year which is impressive given the impact of Covid over the last year. Congratulations must also go to the two new Life Members Peter Leith and Gary Turner. It was also a pleasure for me on behalf of JOINERS Magazine to once more (for the 25th year in a row) be able to present the Annual Apprentice Awards along with the main sponsor Desiree Keown from NZ Panels Group. These apprentices including a very talented young woman this year, are the life blood of this industry as always. Congrats to all of them. The Saturday was meant as a fun day. Delegates could choose from a range of activities including a Camjet Tour, paintball adventure, a Raglan Tour and a Brewbus Tour. No prizes guessing which one I went on: the Brewbus Tour! Run by Brewbus (www. you get to go to a

Bootleg Brewery, Matangi.

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winery followed by two craft beer breweries. On a beautiful day the dozen of us on the bus kicked off with a visit to Vilagrad Winery. After a short tour and some really nice samples (and some nice nibbles) in a quite picturesque location just out of Hamilton we went to the first of two breweries for a tour and some sampling. The day just got better and better! I had no idea how good these craft beer places are let alone where they are but I learnt fast. If you are looking for a great team day out and some nice liquid refreshment and a great tour guide then contact these guys. By about 4 in the afternoon we were back at base and while some left for parts unknown there were a few who met up for an informal finale at the Sky City Zone in Hamilton’s main drag. All in all a good conference. Thanks must go to the Conference organisers who this year were from Master Joiners themselves led by Operations Manager Allison Delaney and her team. Coming out of challenging times, a great result. Bob Nordgren

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Master Joiners Annual Excellence Awards 2021

“ ... a high degree of accuracy and finish” - Judge’s comment.

The winning way This year’s Winner of the Supreme Award is a superbly constructed staircase from Firman Joinery out of Oamaru. It is the firm’s second Supreme Award having also won back in 2018. “For their new home,” comments owner Gary Firman “our clients wanted a stair that would be a feature when you came in the main entrance to their home. The stair was designed to sweep out into the entrance hall giving a feeling of grandeur when entering the house.”

To enhance the look of the stair, they went with a cut stringer to the exposed side of the stair. The lower treads and risers have curved fronts and mouldings to the underside of the treads. All the risers have been mitred into the cut stringer to ensure a seamless finish. “Some time was spent setting out the curved bottom of tread to ensure it complied with the Building Code” says Gary. The inside curve portions of the stringers are laminated MDF. The stair has been finished with an impressive wrought iron balustrade manufactured by Apex Engineering.

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“This was a satisfying project that met the client’s brief. From design to completion our craftsmen were involved at every stage. Their technical expertise and pride in their work shines through while creating the feature our client was looking for.”

building clients. A medium sized operation with some fourteen staff and a 1200m2 factory site, they have also done architectural work in places like Queenstown.

Firman Joinery, owned by Gary and co owner Hamish Kane, are long time members of the Master Joiners, being established some thirty years ago with most of its work being found in the Central Otago/Oamaru region. While producing a full range of joinery and cabinetry the business works closely with a number of regular

For more information contact Gary Firman 03 434 1561 or visit

The entry also won the Best Stairs Award.

The Supreme Award is sponsored by Carters

SUPREME AWARD WINNER Firman Joinery Oamaru

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Category winners

BEST COMPLIANT TIMBER JOINERY - Well Hung Joinery, Wellington



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BEST KITCHEN UNDER $20,000 The Joiners Shop, Kaikoura

Supreme Award - Carters; Best Door or Window - Thermawood; Best Specialty F - Blum; Best Kitchen Under $20,000 - Laminex NZ; Best Kitchen Design - NZ Pan


BEST USE OF COLOUR - Gartshore Group, Tauranga BEST DOOR OR WINDOW Sydenham Joinery, Christchurch


Fitment - Halswell Timber; Best Use of Compliant Timber Joinery - Allegion; Best Use of Creative Lighting - Hafele; Best Kitchen nel Group; Best Use of Colour - Resene; Best Use of Imported Timber - Hermpac; Best Stairs - Biesse; Regional Awards - Hettich JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 23

Apprentice Awards

BEST FITMENT OVER 2 YEARS Jackson Butters - Mastercraft Kitchens by Healy, Palmerston North

BEST TIMBER PROJECT OVER 2 YEARS Connor Scott-Moore - Lee Brothers Joinery, Rotorua

BEST FITMENT UNDER 2 YEARS Josh McLean - SMJ Joinery, Taupo

HIGHEST JUDGED FOR WORKMANSHIP & SKILL Antonio Fruean* - McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland BEST TIMBER PROJECT UNDER 2 YEARS * AWISA - Master Joiners Peoples Choice Award over 2 years ** AWISA - Master Joiners Peoples Choice Awards under 2 years

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Meet Craig Tuapawa Joinery’s Most Promising Apprentice Craig Tuapawa is an experienced tradie. Having recently been named the BCITO Timber Joinery Most Promising Apprentice, he shared his intriguing journey with us. Hamilton-based Craig left school to start a plumbing course. He worked in the plumbing and gas-fitting industry for two years before moving into building and construction. His motivation to pursue joinery developed from an increasingly sore hip alongside a realisation that he preferred the finer details of the trades. “It was actually my boss who brought the idea of moving trades to me and introduced me to the team at NT Joinery. Joinery seemed like the natural next step. I get a lot of satisfaction from thinking things out and focusing on the small details. It was an opportunity to improve my skills.”

Whaea McBeth, Business Support Manager at NT Joinery in Hamilton, says Craig is the most accomplished installer the business has. “Craig came on board a couple of years ago after sparking an interest in cabinet making. After six months, when we decided to establish our inaugural install teams, Craig put his hand up and hasn’t looked back since.” “While always being a humble guy, he is a really skilled and efficient worker who is great at troubleshooting. We nominated him for the BCITO Timber Joinery Most Promising Apprentice award and were delighted when he won.” Craig says it feels fantastic to win the award. He did his apprenticeship through BCITO and thinks that the organisation has been helpful for his learning.

Craig Tuapawa, NT Joinery was presented with the Ernie Jelinek Cup for Most Promising Joinery Apprentice at the Masters Joiners’ Conference in March.

“I was surprised when I won. It feels good to be recognised for my skills in the industry. My training provider Scott was great. I could contact him at any time on email or phone, and he always gave me notice as to when he was coming in to assess me. I always knew what was required of me.” Craig encourages other people to consider a career in the trades. “It’s wonderful to make something

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Naumi Studio Hotel in Wellington completed in late 2020 is a unique experience that immerses guests from the moment they walk through the door.

Photography by Samuel Hartnett

An immersion of colour Gartshore have earned themselves a reputation as leaders in the interior fitout and joinery industries, having operated nationwide for more than 60 years.

quality projects time and time again. Gartshore were awarded the Best Region (Waikato-Bay of Plenty) Award and Best Use of Colour Award for Naumi Studio Hotel in Wellington.

Continually reinvesting profits back into the business enables Gartshore to have the most current plant, processes, systems, technology, and staff training, ensuring they can meet the demands of some of New Zealand’s most prestigious fitout projects both now and in the future.

Housed in an iconic heritagelisted building, the hotel lobby bar and restaurant went through an extensive top-to-toe renovation, transforming it into a visual feast for the senses, with eclectic spaces inspired by seafaring, the literary world and enduring love. The client’s brief – delightfully eccentric maximalism – was brought to life by Gartshore’s bespoke joinery supply and install.

This is reflected in the fact that Gartshore have recently won two awards at the Master Joiners Awards 2021 held in March. The awards programme recognises commitment to standards and craftsmanship and celebrates professional excellence within the industry. Receiving these awards on the back of several awards at the NZ Retail Interior Awards late last year demonstrates Gartshore’s continual drive to deliver high

The project was completed in late 2020 and is a unique experience that immerses guests from the moment they walk through the door. Greeting them is a large scale painted floral backdrop covered in gold leaf, featuring bespoke 3D origami flower lights and a framed portrait of Lady Naumi, as well as three aged patina brass counters with foot rails and kick plates.

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In the adjoining lounge, one can find a purple mosaic tiled fluted breakfast table, which took over 200 man-hours to create. Each 20mm x 20mm glass tile was cut individually to ensure a seamless transition through the arches to the underside of the tabletop – a true feat of skill and perseverance.

The sensory overload continues to Lola Rouge Bar, which truly showcases exceptional joinery craftsmanship. One of the most eye-catching features is the stunning light fixture that hangs overhead, requiring hidden structural steel work within a suspended ceiling. The bar top is made from a translucent LED Illuminated Corian Stone, with aged patina brass fins, foot rails and kick plates and encircled in tiles, individually cut to match the contours of the bar.

A seemingly endless array of materials and finishes including 17 different types of tiles, several different glass finishes, wallpapers, fabrics, leathers, solid timber, brass, metals, stone, and veneers were seamlessly integrated into the project and doing so was a huge accomplishment for the joinery and installation team. The Gartshore team worked tirelessly for weeks to complete an outstanding project which they are incredibly proud of.

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Edged & ready trends in edgeband requirements The edgebander is one of the key pieces of machinery in ensuring the smooth flow of panel through the factory. Near invisible finishes with multi-profile tooling ensuring the panel comes off the machine virtually ready for assembly are becoming standard options sought after by many looking to upgrade their edgebander. Over the next few pages we provide several case studies of recent buyers relating their initial criteria and subsequent experience.

Hewe Kitchen & Interiors

Sleek Kitchens

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AK Cabinets & Reno

SCM robotics

Ryans Kitchens & Joinery

Hardeep Bains and Lovepreet Singh.

Start up success Daljit Kaur and Hardeep Bains started SLEEK Kitchens NZ in October 2020. With just over 6 months under their belt and no previous experience in joinery or manufacturing, they’re already in a position whereby they can pick and choose the jobs they take on. Daljit came from a background as a Business Analyst while Hardeep is experienced as a Business Intelligence Specialist. You could say they have a good handle on how to run a business. However, it’s one thing to collect and analyze data, but quite another to start up and run a manufacturing business in an industry you know very little about. As if starting a kitchen and cabinetry business wasn’t challenging enough, Daljit and Hardeep also had an interest in manufacturing stone benchtops. When an opportunity to purchase an existing stone benchtop business became available, they jumped in. As it happened the 500m2 unit next door to the stone benchtop business was available to lease, providing the perfect location for the kitchen and cabinetry business. Unlike the stone benchtop business which came fully set up and operational, Daljit and Hardeep were starting from scratch with their kitchen & cabinetry business. After much research, visiting potential suppliers and talking with friends in the industry, Daljit and Hardeep decided to put their faith in advice and machinery supplied by Jacks. Hardeep reflects on those early days. “We did a lot of research because we were new to the industry. We looked at the all the options. The team at Jacks are in a league of their own and had the experience and know-how we needed.” Daljit and Hardeep decided a CNC

and good quality Edgebander were the two most important pieces of machinery to ensure they’d be efficient and competitive from the outset. They settled on a Format-4 profit H08 CNC and a Homag 1440 Edition Edgebander with lasertape processing capability. They also invested in 3rd party design-to-machine software, Polyboard. While waiting for the CNC to be installed, the first few kitchens were cut on a panel saw. Hardeep says the panel saw is hardly used at all now with their cutting and drilling being processed on the Format-4 CNC. They construct their cabinets with a mortice and tenon join which speeds up assembly and results in a strong cabinet. Together with the quality of edgebanding coming off the Homag 1440, these advantages have quickly become selling points to their customers. “The Homag has definitely met our expectations” says Hardeep. “Our staff are big fans. Parts come off the edgebander finished and ready for assembly. We do next to no manual cleaning of the parts after the edgebander.”As well as the laser capability the Homag 1440, it’s fast and easy to set-up with all processing units adjustable from the control panel. The multiprofile tooling enables a very high quality finish across a wide range of materials.


Laser tape processing for curved and bevelled workpieces Made in Germany by portable tooling specialists Mafell, HIT-M is the first and only mobile edgebander capable of processing laser tape to achieve a zero-join between tape and board. The HIT-M hot-air system can process all commercially available pre-coated or post-coated laser edge tape without the need for glue. The HIT-M can be used for both straight and curved workpieces, as well as edging of bevelled edges up to a 50° when used freehand and 55° when used in the machine stand. The working temperature is reached within a couple of minutes after switching the unit on and as there is no gluepot, there is no need for time-consuming glue colour changes. Included with the HIT-M package is a machining table for stationary work of larger workpieces, meaning you get the perfect entry-level option to get you started in the zero-join laser edging revolution.

Daljit & Hardeep started conservatively with one or two kitchens per week. They now average three or four kitchens per week. They’re also manufacturing flat pack cabinetry and undertaking some cutting & clashing jobs for other cabinetry businesses. Not bad after just six months and no previous industry experience! 

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SCM’s “Smart & Human Factory” Stefani edgebanding cell.

SCM edging in a ‘smart’ factory SCM Showed off its latest edgebanding technology at the recent Interzum Guangzhou, China’s biggest woodworking and panel processing show. Taking centre stage was the Stefani XD, the most current SCM technology for industrial edgebanding, an ideal solution for the production of components for furniture with the most advanced design and the use of state-of-theart materials. The key advantages include: • a surprising finishing quality thanks to the AirFusion+ technology that allows you to edge without glue, making the joint between the edge and panel invisible; •

(type, colour, edge thickness, position and depth of the mortise, management of the protective film, panel dimensions etc.) without ever interrupting the production flow. •

The edgebanding machine will be integrated with an industrial articulated robot for the automatic loading, reintroduction and unloading of the panels.

A further guarantee of optimisation and simplification of the process is given by the software coordinating the robot's work:

on exiting the vertical storage, all the information about the panels (sizes, colour, materials etc.) can be acquired thanks to the software, by reading the QR code;

maximum versatility: all the panel's parameters can easily and rapidly be changed

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High productivity and extraordinary level of finishing quality find in this model a perfect combination. Perfect joint line and great versatility of use are guaranteed by the "SGP" glue pot which allows you to use both EVA and Polyurethane glue with a top gluing quality.

AirFusion+ - edging without glue.

the same information is used by the software to coordinate the robot and edgebanding machine during the various passages through the machine to unload the pieces.

Also in evidence was the Stefani MD, the perfect edge bander for companies who require continuous production of a large number of panels even though they are all different from one to another.

The range has a new look even on the software side with Maestro active edge for error free usage and maximum performance.

SCM is sold and serviced in NZ by Machines R Us.

“no-prep” paintable PVC edging Recommended for use without any preparation such as sanding, Proadec PROPAINT PVC edging is highly rated among users who value durability, superior performance and time savings. The main technical feature of PROPAINT is the primer coated surface giving a stronger bonding ability to commonly used furniture paint systems. We asked Christchurch based furniture spray painter and owner Mark Benson of B & W Furniture Finishing where they see Propaint used “work[ing] well for kitchens, bathroom cabinets, bookcases, open shelving units, island back panels, wardrobe doors, laundry joinery”. Mark mentions he is noticing the usage of Propaint among joiners is increasing and “would rate the performance as excellent and highly superior to custom-wood edging”. These sentiments are echoed by Tony Kelly, owner & Managing Director of Contemporano, an Auckland based manufacturing partner of mid to high end joiners and cabinet makers across the North Island –“All our clients

Photo: Tux Hika - Propaint sample supplied by B & W Furniture Finishings.

lacquered projects are now done in Propaint, we are seeing an increasing demand for it from new clients” Tony goes on to say “ as a preference, we will only use PUR glue on Propaint, with a thinner near invisible glue line the end results are great and seems to be a lot more durable than any alternatives currently available.”

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Tony Hewetson and Lance Barnes - parts now come off the edgebander with very minimal manual post-processing or cleaning required

Minimal pre or post processing Tony and Craig Hewetson are brothers and co-owners of Hewe Kitchens & Interiors. Craig started the business out of his parents’ garage back in 2002 and shortly thereafter moved to a workshop in Glenfield employing two staff. One of which is Glen Ingham who is still with the business today. After eight years living in London, Tony and his wife returned to New Zealand in 2009 to raise a family. Tony had been working in the building and cabinet making industry in the U.K. and as such was an ideal addition to the Hewe Kitchens & Interiors team. Working with family can be challenging. However, Craig and Tony have forged a productive working relationship that combines their respective strengths and experience. “As brothers we can be very honest with each other” says Tony with a grin. Craig is a trained cabinetmaker and as such looks after design and detailing.

Tony focuses on running the business and as a mechanic by trade, identifying the business’s machinery requirements. One of their first big steps towards automation and efficiency came in 2012 with the purchase of a CNC and their first hot-melt edgebander. While these machines have served them well, about 18 months ago they decided the edgebander needed upgrading. Tony could see they weren’t getting the quality of finish from their old edgebander and the process was slow, with many hours spent manually cleaning panels after edging. With Tony’s background as an automotive engineer, he was very thorough when assessing the options. Tony explains: “We take our time – we want to know what we’re getting”. Much research and background checking ensued – including tapping into the local network of industry colleagues to fact-check the information and after sales service claims made by potential suppliers. Feedback was

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positive regarding the German made Homag 1440 Edition edgebander, supported locally by Jacks. Tony explored using PUR glue and processing with laser-edged tape, but eventually decided they would stick with standard EVA glue, safe in the knowledge that if the trend in laser tape continues to grow the Homag 1440 is prepared to enable the retrofit of an AirTeclaser tape processing unit in the future. Pre-milling and corner rounding were also on the shopping list. These units eliminate the need to buzz workpieces prior to edgbanding and automatically round the corners. Tony explains “parts now come off the edgebander with very minimal manual post-processing or cleaning required. Although the Homag is faster, speed wasn’t critical, but it’s also appreciated. And even though we process a wide range of materials, everyone in the factory can use the Homag due to the capability to save and recall programs and easily adjust the processing units through the control panel.”

The top end of the market is where Hewe concentrate their efforts. So much so that there is a name change in the wind to “Hewe Architectural Cabinetry”. With 95% of their business going into high-end residential fit-outs, the quality of the edgebanding finish is critical to satisfying customers with high expectations. The Homag 1440 is certainly delivering. Walking through their impressively clean and intelligently laid-out factory, it’s easy to appreciate the level of professionalism and craftmanship on display. With highly trained and dedicated staff such as Gunnar Friese their German designer and Lance Barnes their operations manager who came from the Super Yacht industry in 2010, they have a combination of talented staff and modern machinery to satisfy the most discerning customers.

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Factory Manager Elliot enjoys the easy adjustment via the ‘Servo Drive’ available on the Biesse Akron 1440.

edging without lines laser edge appeals to designers and clients Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery in Christchurch prides itself on manufacturing high quality kitchens and joinery at competitive prices. Owner Ryan Butler has been in the building industry for many years, and has built up a reputation for both quality and accuracy in the design and manufacture of kitchens and house lot joinery. He has invested in state of the art Biesse machinery to ensure the quality and cost effectiveness of the finished product.

What were your criteria in the initial purchase and how did you settle on Biesse and the Akron 1440?

We asked Ryan for a quickfire response to some questions on the purchase and use of his current edgebander, a Biesse Akron 1440 with AirForce capability.

How has the machine performed since your purchase several years ago?

I had purchased a Biesse CNC prior and was impressed with the machine and the backup so buying an edgebander from Biesse was an easy decision. The Akron 1440 is our second edgebander from Biesse, we upgraded to this one to have a machine with the Airforce unit and so capable of doing ‘laser edge’ work, which is becoming increasingly sought after.

The machine has performed brilliantly. Our staff find it easy to use and being the "servo" model we can make adjustments from the control without having to open the machine cabinet. We run Airforce tape whenever possible and even on the majority of our carcasses. The near invisible laser edge is a big selling point for our designers and our clients love the look.

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Any particular qualities about the machine you or your staff really appreciate. The servo adjustment of the working units on the machine is a real timesaver, making the operators job easier and eradicating a lot of potiential for error. How important has the ongoing relationship with Biesse been? It's been very important as when our Biesse stops our factory stops. I couldn't speak more highly of their service team. We are using their Sophia parts online system, we have 24/7 access to spare parts pricing, availability and ordering. Any comments on your business’ future machinery purchases. We are growing as a business and new Biesse machinery will certainly be part of this growth.

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Edge Banding Machines Broad spectrum - for all users Perfect edges for discerning wood manufacturers of all sizes. Quality made in HOMAG JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 37

Versatile edgebander technology from Holzher The Auriga 1308XL Series from Holzher offers the latest in edgebanding technology with a versatile, robust machine with a variety of features that suit virtually any job situation. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with two custom joinery and cabinetmaking operations who have recently bought from the Holzher range: Simon Molloy from Molloy Joinery Ltd in Napier with an Auriga 1308 XL and Harry Paneser from AK Cabinets Reno Ltd in East Tamaki, Auckland with the first Auriga 1308XL Power version to find out why they bought them. Harry Paneser, who runs his family business AK Cabinets & Reno Ltd from premises in East Tamaki, Auckland told me “I wanted to run a joinery and cabinetmaking operation offering my clientele the best product I could. The Auriga 1308XL Power inline edgebander gives me that: a super finish using high gloss acrylic for a good price and impressively, upon install by the team at TechMS, the machine was up and running in just two hours.” The 1308 XL Power version offers intelligent tool correction that allows adjustment of all milling and scraper operations. “The f.a.s.t technology is really impressive as it allows us to perform various processes simultaneously. This can save time and money.” comments Harry. The machine allows for three finishing units: corner rounding, scraper and buffing for a better high gloss finish. The finish provides for invisible joints with Glu Jet film technology along with iTronic for the intelligent

automation of various processes and diamond tipped cutters as standard features. “This machine has other really good setup processes: totally automatic cleaning and a heating up time of just two minutes before full operation by only one operator. We can also use both EVA and PUR glues. It pretty much looks after itself. We have had the machine about a year now and the improvements in quality and time saving has been quite noticeable.” Harry comments Molloy Joinery Ltd based in Napier, are a long established business having been started by Simon’s father back in 1976. “I took over the business in 2015 and have continued producing joinery, cabinetry, exterior timber joinery and benchtops for our local market.” comments Simon. Simon explains they had been on the lookout for a replacement edgebander for some two years. “We had an older Holzher dating back to 2003 and needed to update.” The Holzher 1308XL caught his eye as a logical step up. “It offered us a degree of familiarity whilst giving us some new features we were looking for such as premilling, more efficient clean up and the automation of several processes. It enabled us the flexibility to move from using glue slugs to pellets or the PUR system as required.” remarks Simon. A noticeable improvement in productivity and quality of finish followed. “Training was short and simple while the install by Mike and Rajan from TechMS was quick and efficient. It all made for what we saw as a good decision. All this, the brand and the adaptabilities the machine has offered made the little more we had to pay well worth it.”

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The team at AK Cabinets (l-r) Dylan, Jas, Harry, Sona, Gopal and BP Singh.

Steve Gurney and Michal Gorny, both trained to use the Auriga 1308XL

AK Cabinets & Reno Ltd For more information about AK Cabinets & Reno Ltd contact Harry Paneser on 021 251 1699, email

For information about Molloy Joinery Ltd contact Simon Molloy on 06 843 5037, email simon@

Edgebanders • CNC’s • Upright CNC’s • Wallsaws • Beamsaws

Multi high speed CNC axis with diamond tools

14 deg tape feed angle for strips and coils

Ultra-accurate Glue jet with independent CNC height adjust and automatic quality control

On demand laser options ready for production with a push of a button

PUR to EVA in 3 minutes No changeover units

AURIGA 1308 XL fa.s.t. or “set up in the gap” is one of the major themes for efficient edging operations, fa.s.t. enables you to run different machining processes at the same time for example, it is possible for the operator to switch on the corner unit intelligently, without having to empty the machine for the set-up procedure.


Glue quantity control, see exactly how much glue is remaining, reduce or increase the glue quantity at the touch of a button, automatic purge control for easy colour changes designated purge channel and stainless tray for easy clean-up.

Fully automatic pressure unit


Full speed corner round up to 24m/min with multitool option and pendulum sensor for closest finish

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High speed CNC radius adjustment for all corner units

Antistatic polishing and slipping agent for delicate tapes

Scraper unit with CNC positioning on all axis

Technical Machinery Services Mike French, 021 353 632, Rajan Pillay, 021 504 929, JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 39

Cutshop win APAC award Cut to size service contract provider Cutshop recently won the APAC Business Award for Best Contract Cabinetry Cutting Specialist - New Zealand. Born out of a need to provide a service that cuts, edges, drills and delivers sheet material, the company has provided a successful point of difference in the last ten years culminating in its recognition as a specialist supplier of flatpack cabinetry. The Cutshop ® journey began back in 2009, at a time when one of the current owners was frustrated at not being able to get a combination of kitchen, vanity, and wardrobe cut to size for his newly developed property. As it turned out, this job was either too small for a cabinetmaker, or too big for a commercial hardware store! Today, Cutshop® has expanded its services and improved upon them to become a preferred supplier of flatpack cabinetry to the kitchen and shop-fitting trade, and a preferred manufacturing partner for designers of bespoke furniture and products - whether that be for a DIY home renovation project, a motorhome fitout, or a custom line of wooden toys.

the belief has long been held that one has to do everything from A-Z together with all the machinery, factory, and individuals that requires. The Cutshop® concept, turned this conventional thinking upside down, providing largescale contract cutting capacity to customers who either need support for jobs they cannot manage by themselves, or to those who do not have their own machines and prefer to use a manufacturing partner. In fact, many of the customers that Cutshop ® works with do not want the responsibility and expense of managing equipment and premises, or employment of extra people to handle these services in their businesses.

The service provided by Cutshop® is distinctively different from the current industry provisions, where

Though it may have taken a while for Cutshop® to get its message across about its uniqueness in

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the industry, it soon caught on with many trade businesses, homeowners and DIY pros alike. Now, it has been well established that there is a demand for this concept and associated services from the trade, commercial shop fitting, and kitchen manufacturing areas of business, motorhome fitouts, as well as many other industries. Since opening its doors and beginning its concept in 2009, the success has continued to flow for Cutshop ®. The same year also saw the opening of Cutshop® Mt Wellington, before brand and trademark registrations were formalised in 2011. 2012 saw Cutshop ® start work on its franchise model, and the franchisor was in place by 2014. After that, it all became about delivering outstanding service

whilst continuing to grow. 2015 and 2016 saw the respective openings of Cutshop® North Shore and Cutshop® Waikato, before a refresh of the brand and messaging in 2017. Finally, 2019 saw the firm celebrate ten years in business, and it did so by introducing a bespoke business model option. Despite the Covid-19 challenges, with multiple lockdowns, 2020 was another record year for Cutshop®. Ultimately, Cutshop® is a firm that provides services that are truly outstanding, and necessary at many different times in people’s lives. How often has a kitchen been designed, only to find that a specific size needs to be bought in order to fit into a gap? That is the service provided by Cutshop®, and its success is fully deserved.

Cutting out the noise When sizing panel material, generally tools are used which, due to their structural design, are noisy and heavy. The result is stress for man and machine. The light and low noise Diamaster WhisperCut jointing cutterhead is specially designed to meet this challenge. Due to its low weight, noise pollution is significantly reduced and the quality of the workplace is improved. The resharpenability of the system with exchangeable blades also guarantees high cost efficiency. As an option, users can quickly and easily replace the blades on site.

Diamaster WhisperCut light, low noise and efficient At a Glance ■ Light metal tool body ■ Excellent chip collection through DFC®-technology ■ Optional blade exchange on site or maintenance in the Leitz Service Centre ■ The WhisperCut is resharpenable up to 3 times ■ The WhisperCut PLUS is resharpenable up to 10 times ■ For all conventional machines ■ Diamond tipped

Light, low noise and reusable ■ Considerable noise reduction of up to 5 dB(A) through optimized tool body shape and weight halving ■ Reduced load of spindle and machine through light metal tool body ■ Saving resources due to reusable tool body

How costs are reduced ■ Less tool costs by reusable tool body ■ Reduced costs per running metre by resharpenable cutting edges

With the Diamaster WhisperCut tool system, the cutting edges can either be repaired in the Leitz Service Centre or replaced by the user on site.

In case of cutting edge exchange on site: ■ No service times or exchange tool required ■ Shorter set-up times through constant diameter ■ Optimum knife utilization by exchanging unused cutting edges within the tool

For perfect results on the edge ■ Clean workpiece finish through trouble-free chip ejection and excellent chip collection with DFC®-technology ■ Perfect quality even with demanding panel materials

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Connections made easy joining materials & surfaces Click and twist, tool-less installation, easy adjustment, permanent or reversible, strong durable connections. Common themes amongst a range of connectors designed to join a wide variety of materials and for use in a wide variety of circumstances. We spoke to several New Zealand companies with strong furniture and panel assembly connector ranges and asked for some examples of their latest innovations.

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eliminating assembly time Made in Ireland, the OVVO® award-winning invisible connector range eliminates hours of assembly time and ensures a close-fitting seamless join. • • • • •

No tools, glue or screws Covers boards of different thicknesses and material Works across a range of joint angles Available in releasable and permanent versions Joint strength exceeding industry standards

NEW! Nesting range available from Fit now.

strong tensioning power Zipbolt connectors have a unique integrated gearing system driven by a universal hex drive offering easier, stronger and faster tensioning power that is unrivalled. With Zipbolt, you can tension the bolt with hand-held hex driver or power drill in seconds. Zipbolt connecting systems have many applications including counter tops, furniture construction, flat pack furniture, staircase assembly, joinery and more.

simple strong secure Striplox suits use on timber, MDF, composite panels, aluminium features, balsa wood etc. Fully adjustable and highly customisable, Striplox is ideal for numerous applications providing leading edge design solutions. Surface or rebate mounted in vertical, horizontal, under mount or top mount positions, Striplox can be used for permanent or reversible assembly and reassembly. All available from Fit -

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C100 Minifix spreading bolt


C20 Rafix spreading bolt

The latest in connectors from HÄFELE


Both in the cabinet maker/joiner sector and also the furniture industry, the efficient use of resources is more important than ever. There is a high demand for fittings that reduce assembly times. At the same time, chipboard with a lower bulk density is becoming more common practice.


The new C100 10 mm Minifix spreading bolt provides you with both the possibility of quick and easy installation and maximum hold in chipboard with lower bulk density. This is made possible by the innovative spreading sleeve, in which four wings spread out into the panel material.


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A common customer requirement is for quick and easy shelf repositioning without damaging the drill hole by repeatedly unscrewing and screwing in fittings. Häfele provides the answer to this market requirement with the new C20 5 mm Rafix spreading bolt - rounding off the Rafix product family in a perfect way. The quick and easy insertion of the spreading bolt by hand also reduces assembly times and the number of mistakes during use.

Discover more products like these at one of our Discoveries events – or contact your local representative.

Fastmount introduces flexible panel installation to solid substrates New Zealand based manufacturer of hidden panel fasteners, Fastmount, has added two new clips to its Stratlock® Range: the SLFC and SL-M10. The SL-FC / SL-FC-FR has been designed for solid-style substrates such as sheet metal, fibreglass, MDF or plywood, for customers who don't use framework but want the benefits of flexible panel installation that the Stratlock Range provides. The SL-M10 combines the qualities of the SL-M18 (single or triple screw install, dual detent fixing) with a new lower pullout load of 10kg, for panels that require more frequent access to services. The Stratlock Range was originally developed as a heavyduty hidden panel mounting

Fastmount Sl-FC

Fastmount SL-M10

Fastmount SL-M10

solution for installing large interior panels onto aluminium extrusion framework. A purposebuilt system, the Stratlock Range is the only product on the market that provides versatility in modular design and adjustable panel installation, thanks to its patent pending dual locking function.

or heavy panel installation onto solid substrates. We see the SLFC being used particularly with pre-existing walls being fitted with large panels in contract fitout settings,” says Gregg Kelly, MD & Head of Innovation at Fastmount.

tolerance in any direction to find the correct panel position. The second click then locks the panel into position, secured with a 10 or 18kg pull out load per clip set, making the system ideal for large or heavy decorative panels.

The screw-fix male (SL-M10/ SL-M18) features a double-detent shank which locks into the load chassis of the flush fit SL-FC. Upon the first click, the panel is supported, with a 4mm adjustable

The new SL-FC and SL-M10 is available now from authorized Fastmount distributors worldwide.

“The SL-FC is ideal for applications where framework or grid structure is not available, bringing greater flexibility to large

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time saving connections We’re all in ‘making hay while the sun shines’ mode right now, with many kitchen makers, cabinet maker and joiners having full books for several months. So, it makes sense to consider ways in which you can save time, whether in manufacturing or installation, potentially enabling you to accept more work while it’s there.

Ovvo invisible connectors Made in Ireland, the OVVO® award-winning invisible connector range eliminates hours of assembly time and ensures a close-fitting seamless join. How? OVVO® connectors join material without use of tools, glue or screws. They’re versatile too; while they’re best for 12mm+ boards, they cover boards of different thicknesses and materials. Their joint strength surpasses industry standards and require-

ments, and you can be assured that this has been verified by independent testing. Designed to work across a range of joint angles, OVVO® connectors are available in releasable and permanent ver-

sions, making them ideal for many different applications. New Connectors – Fit has recently added the new nesting connector range to their OVVO® line up.

View a wide range of projects on the video gallery page of Fit’s website showcasing the many uses and versatility of both OVVO® and Striplox connectors

Striplox, simple, strong and secure The award winning Striplox range is simple to use, strong and secure, making every unique joining and hanging application perfect. Striplox is used on solid timber, MDF, composite panels, aluminium features, balsa wood and more. Simple to use, fully adjustable, highly customisable Striplox connectors are exception-

ally strong and meet all required needs in numerous applications. Aesthetically, Striplox replaces visible screws, brackets, fittings, connectors, latches, cam and dowels, mounting blocks and other mechanical components providing leading edge design solutions. Striplox can be surface or rebate mounted in vertical, horizontal, under mount or top mount positions. Striplox can be

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used for permanent or reversible assembly and reassembly. All Striplox solutions are engineered to the highest standards with full FEA, laboratory and physical load testing to ensure the toughest of conditions and criteria are met.

benchtops, panels, acoustic and feature walls, battens, displays and signage, shelving and cabinetry.

The Striplox range includes connectors suitable for both large and small projects, furniture and flatpack applications, installing

Contact your Fit rep, on 0800 852 258 or email sales@fit-nz. to discuss your fastener and connector requirements.



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Allegion new facility built to last Upgraded and future-proofed, Allegion New Zealand’s new Head Office is a highly functioning local manufacturing and operations facility, with expansive views of Auckland’s Pollen Island Marine Reserve and Auckland’s CBD that is a show piece for the construction industry.

Allegion - sustainable design built to last.

With the aim of providing a connected and inspiring work environment conducive to creativity and innovation, Williams Architects designed Allegion New Zealand’s new building to have a natural flow and connection of the offices, warehouse, and factory reflective of the company culture “One Team, One Allegion.” Brendon Simpson, Allegion NZ Managing Director, says the building design also factored in features

to help boost employee engagement. “We envisioned a building with spirit. We designed a practical, functional, well-constructed building that expresses and displays its materials and structure.” The 5,675 sqm facility constructed by Haydn & Rollett also supports operational excellence that is essential to achieving competitive advantage, with NZ-based manufacturing that includes a fully automated world-class electroplating plant.


A spacious showroom displays Allegion’s product innovation and a broad range of door hardware solutions are exhibited throughout the site. Locally manufactured products like Legge 990 mortice locks are featured on internal doors; FSH FEL990M mortice locks linked to access control in selected rooms; most lever designs and all finishes of the Legge 6000 Series furniture are used throughout. The boardroom (aptly named “Taupo” after New Zealand’s greatest lake) showcases Brio Open Bar Rail 150 on an oversized sliding door, which presents unique and impressive industrial aesthetics. Durability, style, and ergonomics of the Schlage Trento pull handle finished in a satin black chrome makes a bold statement on the door.

For easy opening and reliable closing, most of the door closers in the building use the Briton 2300/2700 Series cam action closer with black electroplated stainless steel or powder coat finishes. The warehouse entry demonstrates how the Von Duprin 99 Series push pad exit device with electric latch retraction provides safety without sacrificing the benefits of access control. Above the door, the ECO ETS73 power operator ensures that the door seamlessly and quietly opens with no effort from the user. A tour of Allegion’s building is seeing and experiencing the company’s products live and in action. 

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A mezzanine floor contains a second board storage system.

Our strength lies in our machinery, our materials and our men. That’s the thinking at the heart of local door manufacturer Sage Doors Ltd. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine recently had a tour through their Albany based factory, in the NorthShore of Auckland, to see how that all comes together, and left impressed with just how much they have achieved, given the space they have. In recent times, they have been able to expand into the factory next door, completing a plant expansion that took over a year to complete. This included a purpose-built mezzanine floor onto which they have built a second board storage system. It’s a really busy place. I had a chance to catch up with Operations Manager Lydia Posthuma to find out more. “Sage Doors has been a family business for the past 40 years, since my father, John, bought the business. Being a ‘small’ family business has meant we can be more flexible towards what our customers need.” she comments. Sage is in the business of producing kitchen doors in predominately acrylic and melamine. They have a number of ranges, always seeking the latest trend to bring to the market. “We have sourced our materials – board and edgetape – from all over Europe, as much of it isn’t available locally. In turn, due to our very specific automation machinery requirements, we’ve built a lot of our machinery

inhouse ourselves from scratch. These have been huge projects, including recently building the second storage system; however, it enables us to continue to manufacture a quality product to our customers with a short lead time.” You cannot avoid technology while going around the factory in this tightly organised facility. The mezzanine floor and storage system is solid to say the least. The board storage and board handling technology, designed and built by Sage to fit their needs, is impressive. Over the last few years, they’ve changed their entire factory setup, including integrating 2 storage systems, multiple CNCs, and automated Edgebanding. “Sage has changed a lot over the past 10 years, but it’ll continue to be a family business into the future.” Sage has a range of products, all of which have been specially trademarked, to ensure consistent quality assurance. Covid has presented some challenges, but Sage Doors has continued to produce kitchen doors for their clientele. “Covid has meant we’ve needed to be more flexible & really keep on top of our international suppliers and freight companies to ensure that we can continue to supply with as few disruptions as possible.” comments Lydia. 

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Drawer systems that add value Ever ingenious use of and access to space mark modern drawer and storage design in the residential and commercial construction sector. There is also a strong legacy of ongoing development with innovation built on innovation to deliver not only a drawer system for every purpose but also provide a platform for added value for both manufacturer and end user. We feature examples from our main suppliers.

Add some innovation to create your WOW factor


ry adding a Blum Cabinet Application to your next job – whether it’s our most requested application the SPACE TOWER, or you have a … shorter client… who could do with a SPACE STEP, Blum Cabinet Applications are the difference between “that’s cool” and “WOW”.

it’s available in the entire Blum box systems range, meaning the design stays cohesive throughout the home while being flexible in all sizes for all spaces. There’s a reason SPACE TOWER has been our most viewed webpage over the last 12 months! spacetower

SPACE TOWER – meet our most highly requested product. SPACE TOWER is perfect for every area in the home because

SPACE STEP – the newest member of the Blum Cabinet Application family. SPACE STEP is perfect for reaching the top

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shelf in your wardrobe or aiding children in safely reaching the basin. The plinth solution not only makes use of higher spaces but adds extra storage space in the toe kick of the base cabinet by adding an additional drawer under the plinth. SPACE TWIN – the most innovative and diverse cabinet application. SPACE TWIN is often seen as just an oils and spices drawer, but has so much

more potential throughout the home! Whether housing a secret wine space in the arm of a custom couch or creating a space saving clothes rack in the laundry – the possibilities are endless.

Find more inspiring solutions at or visit a Blum showroom in Auckland or Christchurch.


At FIT, we like the Simlead drawer system so much that we developed our recently launched Tanova Designer Series 2 range of kitchen bins and laundry units on it. Why is Simlead so good? •

Slim walls just 13mm thick

Synchronised movements for minimal noise and smooth-running motion

8-way adjustment, including depth, side, height and tilt, for precise gap alignment

Easy installation and easy removal

4 heights: B (97mm), C (138mm), D (185mm) and E (249mm)

2 colour options: classic white and dark grey

5 runner lengths: 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, 550mm

2 load capacities: 40kg and 70kg

Smooth and consistent soft-close action with no ‘bounce-back’ on push to open models

Tested to 100,000 cycles and to 40kg/70kg load test

Push to Open Models Also Include Soft Close


Depth Adjustment

Side Height Tilt Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment

Ever-Active Push to Open – drawer can be push-opened from closed or partially-opened position for completely hands-free operation; brilliant for low drawers – you can open with knee, toe or side of foot, even if already partially open. And convenient in the kitchen for when hands are wet, oily or flour-covered! Switchable Push-Open Design – push-open function enabled or disabled with simple flip of a built-in switch. Select soft close or push to open functionality based on your project requirements, without the need for additional components.


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Unmatched quality, elegant design and simple installation


lum have been producing drawer and runner systems since 1966.To put that into perspective, this was the year The Beatles released “Yellow Submarine”, and the most famous American was probably Walt Disney - so we think we’ve earned the right to say we are experts in this field, and we’ve come a long way since then! Today LEGRABOX is our best and premium box system, boasting slim straight sides of just 12.8 mm and unprecedented in its level of performance and quality.The LEGRABOX cabinet profile was developed to combine sleek design with outstanding running characteristics so the quality of motion can be felt from the moment you open the drawer. It’s no wonder LEGRABOX has won a multitude of awards to testify its top quality and design. The installation process is just as smooth as the drawer sides and opening, with 3-dimensional adjustment for precise height, side and tilt adjustment, and a simple clip-on and pop-off front removal system that a single person can do with ease.

LEGRABOX is getting an upgrade! Visit to discover the future.


One drawer, countless possibilities


ried, trusted and timeless: there’s a reason TANDEMBOX is still our biggest selling drawer system, 28 years after its initial release date. Our TANDEMBOX cabinet profile delivers top quality motion and enhanced user convenience with a featherlight glide and low opening forces. With the option of 30 kg or 65 kg carrying capacities, TANDEMBOX offers an impressive selection of applications for every job or design. TANDEMBOX isn’t only for the kitchen, giving you the advantage of keeping your design cohesive throughout the entire home or build as well as through every Blum cabinet application. Whether creating a custom TANDEMBOX SPACE TOWER for maximised bathroom storage or a TANDEMBOX SPACE STEP to help the children reach the sink – the possibilities are endless. TANDEMBOX is fast and easy to install, offering easy tool-free assembly on-site for efficient and timely use all around. All Blum box systems undergo comprehensive testing of up to 100,000 opening cycles for quality that exceeds expectations, meaning you won’t need to go back to the job a year later to replace a faulty product. 

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Have a job coming up that TANDEMBOX would be perfect for? Sign into www.e-services. to configure and order your TANDEMBOX job.

Kantek launch

FLOWBOX drawer system It’s no secret that there are a multitude of drawer box systems available in the market, each with a variety of sizes, features, profile shapes, heights, accessories and so on. The endless options tend to be overly complicated and offer little difference in functionality. Kantek’s latest offering, the Flowbox Drawer System, offers a fresh new approach to this product category which promises to deliver the perfection of simplicity. With fewer components and less time required to assemble, install and adjust; its clear that the Flowbox was designed to make a joiners life a little bit easier. This high quality system very cleverly combines two ultra slim 12.8mm drawer side profiles (H58/H144) with a gallery rail to create 4 standard drawer options. The modern square shaped sides not only maximise the available internal drawer space, but also offer quicker assembly; with no extra back brackets or additional cutting process of the base panel required. Small on size but big on functionality, the Flowbox features a special synchronisation system for perfectly silent movement when opening and closing, while the advanced 3D adjustment offers precise and simple adjustment from inside the drawer (side, height, tilt).

Flowbox - quick assembly with precise and simple 3D adjustment from inside the drawer.

Available in nominal lengths of 270mm to 600mm with high loading capacity, the Flowbox can be supplied with state of the art Soft-Close and/or Push-Open mechanisms. Additional options to suit individual customer requirements, including 6 optional colours, In-Box components and/or glass side panel accessories too.

Speak to Kantek today to get more information and see samples of this sophisticated yet simple solution.

FLOWBOX l Power Touch the High-End Design and Functionality

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" Leonardo da Vinci

Perfect synchronization for silent movement Modern 12.8mm ultra slim square side profile The NEW Flowbox Drawer System from Samet offers • • • •

2 Drawer profiles with 4 height options Easy installation with no cutting/machining of the base panel Drawer sizes from 270 mm - 600 mm Tool-less assembly and disassembly of front panel

Simple and Precise 3D adjustment

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The ENKO SLIMBOX® at home in kitchens, bathrooms and commercial spaces


ith its beautiful space-saving slim side profile and smooth, full-extension 40kg soft-closing capacity, the Enko SLIMBOX ® combines the best of design, function and value. Available in a full range to suit all your project specifications – 350/400/450/500/550mm deep drawers, 90/130/180mm high sides – with rectangular gallery rails and inner-drawer front system. Available in two colours – White and Anthracite Grey. Ideally suited to any beautiful kitchen, wardrobe or bathroom space or equally at work in the commercial office or bathroom environment, the Enko SLIMBOX® drawer now allows you to specify value along with a Smart System for Design Interiors.

“We have just renovated our kitchen, and we selected Enko’s SLIMBOX® drawers. Our designer commented on the quality of the drawers - that the side heights were ideal for preventing fallout, and the 40kg capacity was important in today’s kitchens. The manufacturer said they were easy to install and that not having to mill the drawer base was a significant cost saving. end-user feedback

The main features on the SLIMBOX® are: •

40kg capacity

Slim 14mm twin-walled, epoxy coated side profile

Three side profile heights of 90, 130 and 180mm

Full-extension, concealed and synchronised soft close runners with a broad base platform

16mm board drawer base – no milling required

Quick assembly

Quick-release brackets

3-D adjustment

available from Enko Enko Slimbox available in 350/400/450/500/550mm deep drawers, 90/130/180mm high sides.

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SOUS CHEF Range by

Sous Chef SMART Fix to the side of any cabinet Sous Chef ONE - Use your standard 500mm drawer system (high side recommended) or can be paired with the Enko 180mm high, 500mm deep Slimbox Drawer.

The Sous-Chef collection is the latest innovation from Gollinucci in Italy. Designed by Andrea Federici, it has won multiple global awards, including the prestigious GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2021 where the range received a special mention in the Excellent Kitchen Product Design category. In addition, the range has won both the IF DESIGN AWARD and the INTERZUM AWARD 2019. The Sous-Chef’s core design concept is

“Bring the Flavour”!

Equipped with removable plastic trays that are Dishwasher Safe that can be positioned on the kitchen top or into the Sous-Chef kitchen rail system, allowing you to have all the ingredients and spices readily at hand for daily use.

Sous Chef SLIM 150mm minimum cabinet width

Designed to intelligently respond to the need to organise even small spaces in the best possible way - thanks to the various models in the range, WKH 6RXV FKHI FDQ ²W FDELQHWV ZLWK ZLGWKV IURP 150 to 600mm. and has options suitable for both hinged doors and most common drawer brands.

Removable Frame Baskets

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Removable Inner Baskets

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Matrix Slimwall drawer from HÄFELE


atrix Box Slim is a Häfele engineered drawer system. It offers a high-end designer look with slim, straight-edged sides and high performance at an economical price-point. Features of the Matrix Slim drawer: Elegant Design Side panels in slim, streamlined design in three drawer side heights (89/128/175 mm) with selected surfaces and optional push-to-open for handle-free furniture designs. Generous Usage More usable space in the drawer and easy fitting of inserts thanks to slim 90° inner drawer wall. Comfortable Adjustment Access even in confined spaces thanks to height, depth and side adjustment underneath drawer and tilt adjustment inside the drawer. Convincing Performance Smooth closing due to runner with integrated soft closing mechanism. Three Finishes White, Silver and Anthracite

Discover more products like these at one of our Discoveries events – or view the catalogue online.

Introducing F8 CRYSTAL Glass Inset Panel for Nova Pro Scala from HÄFELE


he latest addition to the GRASS Nova Pro Scala range is the F8 Crystal modern glass inset panel. The glass panels offer the consumer maximum visibility – while Austrian manufacturer GRASS have ensured they are easy to assemble with minimal parts. The glass panels are also easy to integrate as they use the same front connector as the existing F8 inner panel.

Discover more products like these at one of our Discoveries events – or contact your local representative.

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Built to last the distance! Hideaway Bins are proud to design and manufacture products that are going to last the distance. Consumer New Zealand ® has launched the “Built to last” campaign, challenging manufacturers to make more durable products that stand the test of time. Too many products end up in landfill earlier than they should because they have built-in obsolescence rather than being built to last. Using the lowest cost product often ends up being a false economy in the long term and is not a sustainable use of resources. Kitchen bins are one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, and subject to a lot of wear and tear over their lifetime. For kitchen designers and manufacturers its important they can trust that the bin system they use will stand the test of time for their customers. Hideaway Bins are a 100% designed and made in New Zealand and with that comes the responsibility to provide our customers with products that have been manufactured to last the distance. Product durability is embedded into the roots of Hideaway’s culture and our Research and Development team.

The Concelo® range for example is built on German made Matrix Runners and uses a zinc treated powder coated steel and aluminium frame for ultimate durability. This is backed up by a 10-year warranty for the homeowner. The availability of spare parts is the other part of the equation to avoid products being disposed of earlier than expected. Hideaway is committed to providing comprehensive after-sales support for all our products, even if they are out of warranty. This enables customers to refurbish their bins back to their former glory and minimises the need for our customers to just “buy another one”.

Hideaway Bins are distributed nationwide throughout New Zealand through Hafele, Impey's, Carters, ITM, Rose City and Scooters.

Concelo continues to raise the bar in what you should expect from the most used appliance in your home - your bin. WASTE, RECYCLING, LAUNDRY... The Concelo range is packed with features to suit the needs of the designer, the cabinetmaker and the homeowner, such as: • Smooth, concealed runners equal to premium drawers • Unique Clip'n'Clean components for ease of cleaning • True 6-way cam door adjustment and locking bolt system to lock door in position • Electronic Push-To-Open compatible • Cinder and white bucket options in a range of sizes An attractive solution at an attractive price - make Concelo the choice for your next project! Contact Hideaway for more information.

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With the ability to produce custom layons using the sliced leaves, the veneer offer from NZ Panels Group is one that keeps growing from strength to strength.

NZGP Veneer Slicer.

NZ Panels Group

invests in new veneer slicing operation As a leading supplier of high quality veneer panels to the joinery and construction industry, NZ Panels Group has long been focused on the quality of the end product. Wi t h t h e i n s t a l l a t i o n a n d commissioning of a new veneer slicing machine, adjacent to its Kopine particleboard plant at Kopu, that commitment to quality is totally evident. The slicer is primarily being used to supply a good volume of NZ Native veneer to the market, along with locally sourced Macrocarpa and other species that become available from time to time. Slicing is a key step in the well regarded Track my Tree process as the timber progresses from the

flitch stage (the blocks of wood cut from a log), into a sliced veneer leaf, that can then be made into a layon prior to pressing. Before slicing, flitches are kept onsite in water baths to stop them drying out, and then a day before slicing are submerged in a hot bath to soften the timber. Once sliced, they progress through a dryer before being despatched to the veneer team at NZ Panels Group site in Auckland. With the ability to produce custom layons using the sliced leaves, in particular planked layons, the veneer offer from NZ Panels Group is one that keeps growing from strength to strength. Its Prime Art Veneer range, offering deeply textured, brushed American White Oak, with options for bandsawn

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and rustic remains a firm favourite of many of the country’s leading architects and designers. Because of its longstanding history with veneer production, the company has produced a range of helpful technical and training resources and videos for joiners, designers and architects – all easily found on either the Prime Panels or Bestwood websites.

Sliced veneer leaves being loaded into the dryer.

Out Now Our updated range and new catalogue.

• 9 new Pressed HPL Panel designs • 3 new Benchtop HPL designs • 19 crossover designs in both Benchtop and Panel size. • 35 designs with edgetape - including all our best selling benchtop designs.

You’ll get the best of both worlds with our newly refreshed Laminate range. Hardwearing, great looking HPL that can be used as a post-formable benchtop or with options that come in a smaller (and more affordable) sheet for use as a pressed panel. Our range includes the ever popular Soft-Matt designs with anti-fingerprint technology. Ask your account manager for our new catalogue or order one from our website along with our new and comprehensive availability chart.

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Delta 11-SS Cignus 14-SS

Orizuro 16-SS

the perfect partnership

Stainless Steel Taps B

rushed Stainless Steel Tapware offer the perfect solution for homeowners or kitchen designers looking for something other than the common polished chrome tapware. Traditional chrome appliances like the toaster and the kettle have changed to suit the evolving colour pallets used in modern kitchen designs, and both the kitchen and the laundry tapware have also stepped up to meet these changes. Stainless Steel taps are the perfect option to pair with your new Burns & Ferrall stainless steel sink.

Made from commercial grade 304 Stainless Steel, the B&F taps are given a stunning brushed finished to better match the huge selection of stainless sinks in our range. These taps are robust and durable, and offer a slick, matt style appearance. The taps are Zero-Lead, which is fast becoming a major prerequisite for customers shopping for new tapware. The taps are easy to install which makes them ideal for any DIY enthusiast. Burns & Ferrall offer THREE model options to cover both contemporary and tradition style kitchens.

The current range includes 2 premium pull-out style taps, with a tapered base, and large highprofile nozzle suited for larger kitchens with expansive island or wall bench space. The pull out spout can alternate from standard flow or shower jet. The 2 premium models are also available in 4 stunning PVD colours (Gold, Bronze, Black and Gun Metal Grey). The 3rd model is a discrete J-style taps, perfect for all applications. All 3 models offer a complete 360 degree swivel spout, which is ideal for single and double bowl sinks options. The range of Stainless-Steel taps on offer is set to grow over the next 12 months, offering more styles across a broader price range also. All Burns and Ferrall taps are mains pressure and carry both WELS certification and Watermark recognition. Stainless Steel taps start from $319 RRP and carry a 2 year replacement warranty. Contact Burns & Ferrall on 0800 MY SINK (0800 697 465) or

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Omega OMB100

Delta DEB120

Omega OMB125


Linea LIB100

Delta DEB180

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Linea LIB125

Slimline SLD90

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4 Reasons why Porcelain is becoming the Benchtop Surface of choice With your kitchen being an extensively used space in your home, having a benchtop surface that can withstand these demands is imperative. Read more on why Archant Porcelain is the ultimate kitchen benchtop surface for your kitchen. 1. Exceptional Heat Resistance When comparing porcelain to engineered quartz stone, laminate or acrylic surfaces, porcelain stone can withstand much higher temperatures. This is due to the highly advanced manufacturing process of porcelain slabs. While engineered quartz stone slabs are manufactured by compressing the crushed quartz material and resins and then kiln drying the slab at 85 degrees, Archant Porcelain is created from finer stone materials and then processed through an intense compaction and firing process that reaches over 1200 C. The result is a porcelain tile that can withstand significantly higher thermal stress (i.e. hot and cold temperatures and physical impacts) than other man made engineered surfaces, even with their thinner slab thickness. In the kitchen, this offers you the advantage of placing hot pots and pans, directly from your oven or stove onto the porcelain countertop without fear of cracking. In fact, the Archant Porcelain 12mm slabs can withstand direct temperatures up to 180 degrees Celsius. So, throw out your hot mats and get a porcelain countertop. 2. Extreme Scratch Resistance A kitchen is often described as the workhorse of the home, with it being widely used for eating, dining, cooking, socializing, and spending family time in. So, the surfaces within your kitchen need to be durable and withstand varied impacts and stresses of the space. Glazing is a key component of the Archant Porcelain manufacturing process which fuses a glasslike substance to the porcelain tile body, increasing the strength and abrasion resistance of the stone by up to 10x. This glazing process is a unique step in the porcelain and ceramic tile manufacturing process making Archant Porcelain a surface with superior durability compared to engineered quartz stone or laminate surfaces. Therefore, Archant Porcelain is a near un-scratchable surface, allowing you to keep a beautiful benchtop appearance for many years to come. And, coupled with the appearance is the peace of mind that your benchtop will stand up to all the daily wear and tear that a kitchen experiences. 3. Range of Designs Another unique factor of porcelain stone is that each slab is professionally designed and ‘subliminally printed’ onto the stone surface. Subliminal printing is when the natural

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colourants are printed below the surface (subsurface) of the stone ensuring the surface retains its durable and non-porous porcelain properties. A world leader in porcelain and ceramic manufacturing, Archant Porcelain is manufactured by Florim in Italy, who are the largest world producer of porcelain tiles. Established in 1962, Florim has continually innovated and developed as a manufacturing superpower to offer the most technologically advanced porcelain designs. In 2017, Florim constructed a flagship 56 thousand square metre production plant in Mordano, Italy with the most innovative and advanced porcelain printing technology. This has allowed Florim to design the most authentic and impressive slab designs that are 100% consistent from slab to slab and are exceptional and genuine-looking duplications of natural Marble (such as Carrara and Calacatta) or industrial cement-like slabs and even replications of rustic or burnished steel. Each slab design possesses its own unique and intricate depth providing you with a range that is diverse, authentic and offers the widest design freedom. What sets Archant Porcelain apart from other surfaces it’s the combination of being scratch and heat resistant as well as having the widest colour and style range. You can create a beautiful Marble Cararra benchtop without the concerns of staining like natural marble does. Or, create an impressive concretelooking fireplace without the structural implications of working with concrete. Or, a create a feature-wall clad in rustic-like metal which is warm to touch (porcelain stone has natural heat-evening properties) and is a practical interior surface material, unlike raw steel. 4. Outdoor or Indoor Application Finally, Archant Porcelain is not only resistant to abrasions, scratching and thermal stress, but the slab is virtually unalterable by UV rays, offering a perfect surface solution for outdoor applications. New Zealand is a country that boasts a climate and environment that incites outdoor living, so versatile UV safe material such as Archant Porcelain is truly the designer’s best friend. You could exaggerate the concept of indoor-outdoor flow by using the same colour in both indoor and outdoor environments, creating a truly beautiful continuity throughout your home.

There are 4 key functional and designer benefits of using porcelain in your home: exceptional high heat resistance; extremely high scratch resistance; wide range of design possibilities and outdoor or indoor application.

Other possibilities include a bespoke outdoor kitchen with fully functioning appliances, bbq and running water for an entertainer’s outdoor haven. 

SuperluxLED Auto Switch Cupboard Light


ur smart technology auto switch cabinet light provides convenient and automated light when you need it. This strip light model is a great solution from our Furniture and Display Lighting category in our ever-growing offering of quality Superlux lighting. Great for lighting dull cupboards or draws around the home or office. A smart and discreet LED integral strip light uses sensors to automatically switch on when cupboard doors are opened. Making it an ideal solution for pantries, kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinets, garage workshops, storage cupboards, laundry rooms, linen closets and more. For deeper pantry or kitchen cupboards or drawers, where general kitchen lighting can make it difficult to see every item on the shelf (especially for those not at eye level) this strip light acts as a great boost of light to improve visibility in those hard to see places. The clever design means the light direction travels downwards and backwards, so there is no uncomfortable burst of light in direct eyeline as you open the cupboard doors.Thanks to it’s twin sensor switches located on either end of the strip, it has the versatility to be installed in either one or two door cupboards. When doors are within range of both detectors (located at either end of the strip light), the light will switch off until the door(s) are re-opened. If the strip light is installed in a cupboard with 2 doors, when either of the doors are opened, the light will switch on. Providing instant light automatically when the user opens the door. This LED integral light isn’t just for kitchens and pantries. It can also work as a strip lighting solution in garages too. Install the strip light in tool storage cupboards or drawers for better visibility when handling equipment and tools.

This quality 5.4W auto switch strip light has a Warm White colour temperature of 3,000K, 400 total lumens and a colour rendering index rating of 80%. Plus, it’s slimline design of 562mmL x 15mmH x 30mmD allows it to fit into a range of cupboard and shelf sizes. Supplied with a 1500mmL cable, which plugs into the SLED-EC15 or SLED-EC60 drivers (purchase drivers separately). As it uses the Superlux SLED connection system, it can be used with other SLED lights on the same driver. So, whether you want to install the LED auto switch strip light on every shelf in a cupboard, or simply use these as an additional light source and pair with other SLED lights, the installation process is simplified, as the fittings can share the same SLED driver!

High Quality Lighting Affordable Pricing No Minimum Order Quantity In Stock Now!

Door Auto Switch Sensor

In summary, a quality, well priced, smart LED strip light that provides a convenient automatic light source for those harder to see places. You can find out more about our Auto Switch Cupboard Light online now on our website Simply search ‘Cupboard’ or use the direct product code ‘SLED-562-DDS’. Currently in stock and ready to ship from our New Zealand warehouse now, just like thousands of other products in our ever growing, quality Superlux lighting range. If you’d prefer to talk directly to one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team, then feel free to give us a call on 09-636 6092 – we’re available Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm. OR reach out to use via email at sales@


LED Sensor Striplight 09 - 636 - 6092

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The team at Lindinger Holztechnik.

Portrait of Lindinger Holztechnik GmbH Germering is just outside Munich, the freeway is just a stone's throw away. In all other aspects the town is rather tranquil. However, since 2017, the town has a new attraction: an impressive wooden hall, situated directly at the entrance to the town. The hall houses a carpentry business, a startup, a high-tech company, an internationally active supplier and a service business. But the commercial register contains not five companies located at Augsburger Strasse 3 but just one: Lindinger Holztechnik GmbH. From a classic carpentry to a partner for classic carpentries The business has been located in Germering since time immemorial. The story started in Salzstrasse, in the middle of the residential area. At some point, however, the space became too small for the machines, the orders and above all, the goals. Therefore, the construction of the new hall starts in 2016—an enormous project, some locals describe it as a suicide mission. The hall is too big, and probably too expensive, and some think Ludwig Lindinger is simply mad. And what can we say: maybe Ludwig Lindinger is a little bit mad, but just in a decidedly positive way. With a committed team, a clear vision and a hefty portion of courage, he has made Lindinger Holztechnik what it is today: a highly automated high-tech carpentry that supplies its

Ludwig Lindinger

The journeymen at work.

Trainee Niklas Gulder on the CNC.

partners with the highest quality at the highest speed—but still remains down to earth.

to Karl-Heinz Brauneisen, HOMAG sales manager for the southern region, Ludwig shows his courage in the new building in three different ways all at once: courage for innovation, automation and for the performance class.

There are therefore almost no warehouse stocks. According to Ludwig Lindinger, the trick is to have “an empty hall but full order books.” However, this requires the right software. For Ludwig, the software is the “fuel for the machine.” Therefore, in addition to Cut Rite, woodWOP and woodFlex, he also uses ControllerMES. The production progress, utilization and machine status can therefore all be viewed in real time. However, the production didn’t always run as smoothly as it does today.

Regardless of whether customers want trimming services, serial products from batch size 1 or complex furnishing, furniture, trade fair or store construction projects— Lindinger supports small and large carpentry businesses as a 100% supplier from CAD planning to cabinet production. To do this, the company needs the right machines, processes and software. And here, only the best is good enough for Ludwig Lindinger. This is because when other carpenters come to him, they want first-class goods that they can set up at their customers without any problems. Ultimately, the master carpenter is responsible for their good reputation. Inspiration from LIGNA To meet these demands, Ludwig Lindinger uses HOMAG. According

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The machines used at the company in Germering are not exactly typical of those for a business employing fifteen people. The same is true of the level of automation. Inspired by a HOMAG concept at LIGNA, together with the experts from Denkendorf, Ludwig Lindinger worked out a concept that is unique in this form: the customer makes a call, programming specialist and master carpenter Florian Seeholzer designs the jobs in the work preparation process and then everything happens very quickly. All data goes to production fully automatically. The next day, the workpiece is finished and ready for collection.

Every beginning is hard A plant of this size rarely works perfectly the first day. So it was to be expected that the unique concept meant everything would take longer. And it is actually a real challenge for everyone involved.

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Lindinger Holztechnik (cont) The period is marked by lots of telephone calls and weekend work. “But the team from Lindinger always kept going,” says KarlHeinz Brauneisen. The innovative project is also very dear to the HOMAG management: which is why Dr. Markus Vöge, EVP Sales & Marketing HOMAG Group, and Ludwig Lindinger meet in the new hall. After some good conversations, the partners take their leave of one another feeling reassured that the plant will work smoothly. And it does. With tenacity and a high level of commitment, the partners complete the project together. Since 2018 the machines have been working at full speed. But, as Ludwig Lindinger knows, “a machine is only as good as the person operating it.” If you don’t have good people, having the best machines means nothing. And Ludwig Lindinger does have good people around him. He knows that, and he’s visibly proud of it. A lot of people have been with him for years and practice the family-oriented

Mature wood kitchen from Lindinger Holztechnik GmbH.

corporate culture just like the boss himself. He has to almost force the edge expert to take vacation; on the way to the machine the trainee disposes of some chips; and in the lunch break, everyone cooks some

All she needs is a rough outline On Instagram, for example, you can get a good impression of the business and its services. One thing quickly becomes clear: even though the machine pool is high-tech, it is real carpenters that work here, carpenters who have wood in their blood. Superb kitchens made from matured wood, unique items of furniture or complete furnishings— at Lindinger, carpenters get top quality at dizzying speeds.

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German currywurst together. A lot of small details that make the business what it is overall. At this point, we must also mention Michaela Scheel. The commercial manager is not just the good soul of the company, she’s also very handy with social media.

Lindinger Holztechnik GmbH therefore provides vital support for many colleagues, regardless of whether they want to extend their capacities or use the highly efficient high-tech production. An edge example: in addition to the PUR process, with the laserTec edge processing, Lindinger provides highly accurate zero joints that ensure a significantly more homogeneous look and greater durability. And because Ludwig Lindinger has been passionate about CNC for more than 20 years, the latest technology is also used there. This is the case for every one of the networked work processes: contractual trimming, CAD design, cutting, surface handling. Always the latest technology for its partners — right up to shipping.

“Durability, dimensional accuracy, productivity, flexibility and resilience were the reasons for choosing the maximum performance class. When we do something, we do it wisely.” Ludwig Lindinger, Master Carpenter

However, the best thing for potential partners is that a rough outline is all that is needed in most cases. Everything else is clarified and set underway in a joint discussion and in the design. Speaking of getting things underway: together with Karl-Heinz Brauneisen, Ludwig Lindinger is already planning to extend the machine pool with an automatic throughfeed drilling machine with an integrated high-bay warehouse — to make things even more efficient. Stand still is obviously a foreign word for Ludwig Lindinger. 

VCMC-Quick mechanical clamps from Treotham for even shorter set-up times With the Schmalz VCMCQUICK series, Treotham presents its new mechanical clamping system for CNC machining centres with console and grid tables. The highlight of the new version: users can adjust the clamping height without tools. This simplifies and speeds up machine set-up. The new Schmalz VCMC-QUICK from Treotham Automation is particularly suitable for fixing narrow and curved workpieces such as frame parts or window profiles and have a clamping range of ten to 100 millimetres. For setup, the clamp is positioned stably on the machine table mechanically (with single-circuit console systems), by vacuum (with double-circuit console systems) or with mounting brackets (with grid tables). The special feature of the VCMC-QUICK is its multipart, triangular clamping plate: this enables tool-free and thus extremely fast clamping height adjustment. To do this, the user releases the lock by simply turning the upper turntable by hand - this creates a gap between the turntable and the clamping plate. By pressing these

Users can adjust the clamping height of the VCMC-QUICK without tools giving quick set up.

parts together, the clamping plate is unlocked and can be adjusted to the desired height. It can be moved continuously over the entire adjustment range and locks into place in 5mm increment. By screwing the upper turntable tight, the complete clamping plate is locked again and is ready for use. Thus, the quick set-up function allows the desired clamping height to be set within a few seconds. To further simplify set-up, users can

optionally expand the VCMCQUICK clamping system with a positioning aid and a clamping unit. To fix the workpiece, the user activates the clamping device via the operating vacuum of the CNC machining centre. With a clamping force of up to 700 Newton and special friction materials on the clamping plate and surface, the clamping system holds

workpieces reliably in position even with large machining forces. The new clamps are available for Schmalz 1-circuit and 2-circuit console systems as well as grid tables with a working height of 100 millimetres. Schmalz will be adding further heights to the series in the course of the year. Treotham Automation 0800 847 200

Schmalz Vacuum Lifting & Clamping Treotham Automation supply the range of Schmalz Vacuum Lifting devices, customizable and suitable for standard weights up to 750kg. Schmalz clamping solutions are used for a wide range of machining and assembly tasks. With vacuum power, components made from wood, metal, glass or plastic are fixed securely and without distortion. JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 69



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Auckland & Hamilton

A part time job that went wrong The 75th Anniversary of machinery supplier W & R Jack also corresponds with the retirement of Robin Jack who has worked in and run the company for the last 50 years. JOINERS Magazine posed a set of questions for Robin on his career and events through that period. His response provides context for our industry today. You have by any measure had a long and influential career but what influenced you to enter the world of woodworking machinery in the first place? Way back in 1969 I’d finished the BA half of a BA-BCA and wanted a job where I could start earning but also get some time off to attend lectures and complete my BCA. I wasn’t intending to make my career at Jacks but my father said “I’m sure we can find something for you to do” and I started what I thought would be part time work for a two year period. Somehow, that was more than 50 years ago, so basically, my career at Jacks has been a part time job that went wrong. The 1980’s and 90’s saw the beginnings of the world we know today. What for you were the key developments that shaped the woodworking industry and your place in it? I must be getting old, because I actually think the genesis of today’s NZ joinery industry came 20 years earlier in the 1960’s as the supply of native timbers from our lowland forests neared exhaustion. When I started work in 1969, the joinery industry was mostly about windows and doors made of rimu and totara. No-one regarded radiata pine as suitable for joinery (or furniture) and with the treatment industry in its infancy, that was a fair call at the time. However, as the supply of native timbers dwindled, a substitute had to be found, heralding the arrival of aluminium joinery, which took the market by storm in the 70’s. The traditional joinery manufacturers, lots of them sizeable businesses which had survived the Great Depression of the 1930’s, got through World War Two and prospered through post war boom in state housing had no answer to this new threat and went to the wall one by one. Within a decade an industry that had seemed rock solid (every house needs windows and doors, right?) had been decimated. Looking back, there were

Robin Jack.

important lessons in this which are still valid today, particularly the need to differentiate your products from those of your competitors, but that’s another story ... F o r t u n a t e l y, a l t h o u g h t h e decline of timber joinery was a massive setback, it coincided with other much more positive developments. It will be hard for today’s readers to imagine a world without particle board or MDF, but that was the situation when I started work at Jacks. Kitchen cupboards and furniture were all made from solid wood, mostly rimu, and floors were either heart rimu or heart matai T&G. Particle board appeared first as a flooring product, but by the early 1970’s it was also getting a toehold in the furniture industry, especially in bedroom furniture, wall units and in speaker cabinets for the booming stereophonic sound industry. Until the arrival of particle board there had been no need for edgebanders, (invented by Homag in 1962) but Jacks sold its first edgebander in 1972 and dozens more followed as MDF made its entrance in 1976. In this decade, panel-based products, including pre-finished kitchens, moved to centre stage and the need to cut large volumes of panels into accurate components also created a market for the first beam saws with control systems that today look embarrassingly crude. The switch from timber windows and doors to panel-based cabinetry

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was a lifeline for the industry and within ten years or so the joinery factory was transformed. Where the key machines had been the buzzer, thicknesser, spindle moulder, morticer and tenoner, the workshop now gave pride of place to the dimension saw and the edgebander, both machines which need a lot of space. Joiners still needed to process solid wood, including lots of jamb liners and reveals for aluminium joinery, but this had to be done more efficiently and in less space. This opened a market for Weinig straightenermoulders which rapidly became standard equipment in any serious joinery shop. The arrival of chipboard and MDF in the 70s’s was certainly a big milestone, but there was still a missing link – how to connect these panels accurately, quickly and robustly? The first step towards a solution came in the form of System 32 which has long since become the de facto world standard for frameless carcass construction. Jacks started to sell multispindle borers and dowel inserters but lengthy set up times made these unsuitable for NZ’s “jobbing” factories – which included most kitchen manufacturers. Fortunately the connection problem was soon solved by the arrival of knock down fittings, followed soon after by winged hinge plates and then, in the 1990s, by drawer runners. In tandem with these changes came the introduction of digital technology. An early application was digital positioning of drilling heads which enabled a through feed panel borer to change panel size and drilling pattern in a couple of minutes instead of half an hour or longer. Then came a real game changer: machines which moved a drilling spindle from “point to point” above a stationary panel, drilling a hole at each location. Although much slower than a through feed multispindle borer which could process up to 25 panels per minute, there was

virtually no set up time – perfect for the small runs typical in NZ joinery. These machines were the forerunners of the CNC machining centres which today sit at the heart of a modern joinery shop - but before this could happen another revolution was needed to dethrone the dimension saw. The first generation of CNC machining centres were “cup and rail” designs using pendulum machining where the operator unloaded a finished panel and replaced it with a fresh “blank” at one end of the bed while the machine worked at the other end. This system worked well, especially with barcoded panels, but the panel “blanks” still had to be cut to size on a dimension saw or beam saw. Eliminating this step with the introduction of the nesting system from around 2000 really completed the revolution which began in the late 60’s with the introduction of particle board, and firmly enthroned the CNC Nesting Router alongside the Edgebander as king and queen of the joinery shop. With W & R Jack Ltd here in New Zealand, a pivotal moment for you was the move into the Australian market with Advantech. What led to this decision and where did it lead to for you? Yes, Advantech was certainly a great adventure! Up until 1996 a different company represented Homag in each of Australia’s five main states, but when they realised Jacks were achieving much better results in the much smaller NZ market, they offered us the chance to become their agent in Victoria. Victoria had a bigger population than NZ and even better, 90% of them were within an hour’s drive from Melbourne! It was an astonishing proposal and we went for it like a rat up a drain pipe, setting up Advantech in Melbourne and pulling together a (continued over page)

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Robin Jack interview (cont) good team with the lofty ambition of becoming a leading player in Australia. The pace of business is faster in Australia and pretty soon I had to move over there just to stay on top of things. Homag were thrilled with us and before long Advantech had expanded to Perth, and they were wanting us to take over in the other states as well. To help fund this growth they bought into Advantech which was renamed Homag Australia, and with the support of several Jacks veterans who had joined me across the ditch, (Ross Campbell, Bill Fergie, Brett Moore and Ross McCulloch among them) our Australian team got stuck into building a business that could challenge for market leadership nation-wide. It was an enormous challenge and a real grunt, but also super-exciting and highly educational. By the time I returned to NZ in 2006 after selling out to Homag, we were certainly vying for market leadership and I was extremely proud of what we had achieved. Looking back today, more than 20 years on, a good number of the team from those early days of Advantech/Homag Australia are still there under Ross Campbell’s leadership, which also gives me great satisfaction. Ross started working at Jacks way back in 1976 so he and I now go back 45 years! My years as the CEO of a company that was controlled by a German corporate was a new and valuable experience for me, but it was refreshing to return to the independence and lack of bureaucracy at Jacks, where we continue to deliver good results for Homag on this side of the Tasman. You were always seen as an industry leader and indeed an entrepreneur. Tell us about those other ventures you undertook post 2000 I guess you are referring to XLam, which has to rank as the boldest business decision I ever took. After our Australian adventure, I was planning to retire, but the Global Financial Crisis in 2007-8 was not the right time to walk away. Instead, I threw myself back into the business and started looking for new opportunities to broaden its horizons. This led to a growing

realisation that the construction industry was overdue for a radical reorganisation which I thought would hold good opportunities for the timber industry and therefore also for Jacks. I started to think about buildings in the same way we had learned to think about cabinets – i.e as a collection of components which could be produced with millimetric precision in a controlled factory environment then assembled on site in a fraction of the time required for a conventional build. Panelised timber framed elements is one pathway to this future and Jacks have already set up several automated factories with the capacity to produce many hundreds of dwelling units each year using this system. But it was Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) which really fired my imagination. I realised these huge timber panels could make a major contribution to reducing NZ’s carbon footprint by substituting plantation grown timber for steel and concrete in commercial construction, and my enthusiasm was further boosted when the Christchurch earthquakes revealed the high vulnerability of steel and concrete buildings to seismic events. Everyone in the timber industry liked the idea of making CLT in NZ until they realised that there was no demand for an unknown product which was not covered by the Building Code, and that no architects or structural engineers knew how to design with this new material. A sensible person should have abandoned this project as “too hard” but by then I had become a passionate CLT advocate at architectural and engineering conferences and was sensing growing interest from the design community. With the support of my long-suffering wife Jenny and my architect brother Ian, we decided the only way forward was to build our own CLT plant and prove that radiata pine could make good quality CLT while also sequestering huge amounts of carbon in seismically safe structures. This was XLam, the first company to produce CLT in the southern hemisphere and the first to use plantation grown timber as feedstock. The team at Jacks were once again without me as we opened the doors of a manufacturing business which had no customers and made a

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product which was unknown and unproven. Looking back, it was madness, but what a ride! We built a magnificently committed team at XLam and step by step we knocked down the barriers. By 2016 XLam had completed hundreds of projects ranging from simple houses to apartment buildings, town houses, hotels, university hostels, commercial, retail and public buildings and even vertical extensions where extra storeys are added on top of an existing commercial building. A number of these projects had been completed in Australia and we had set up an Australian subsidiary to push into that market, which still had no local manufacturer. With the viability of CLT firmly established on both sides of the Tasman and the company starting to compete for seriously large projects, it was time to pass the ownership of XLam into the hands of a business with the capital and other resources to take it forward, and Hyne, the largest privately owned sawmillers in Australia bought us out in 2016. They have since built a large manufacturing plant in Australia, and in a move which I did not foresee, closed the original XLam plant in Nelson, electing to supply the NZ market with CLT made in Australia. The last project to come out of the Nelson plant was the tallest CLT structure in NZ so far, the new Auckland City Mission building, at 9 storeys. It was an enormous source of pride to build and lead the team that, against all odds, changed the face of commercial construction in New Zealand, and I am also proud that Jacks are currently in the final stages of commissioning a highly sophisticated CLT plant for Red Stag in Rotorua. While I wish XLam well, I am very happy that CLT will again be manufactured in New Zealand - because that was the original dream. International trade shows such as Ligna in Germany and AWISA in Australia have been drawcards for Kiwis since the late 1980’s. What is your take on them as part of the woodworking industry? I think the appeal of the large European machinery exhibitions will continue to decline. On one hand the prodigious costs of

exhibiting have to be built in to machine prices at a time when growing inflationary pressures driven by shortages of steel and other materials are already a rising concern. And on the other, ever more of today’s technical innovations are digital in nature and easily demonstrated across the internet to a buyer on the other side of the world. On balance, I’m glad I don’t need to make a living by running international machinery exhibitions, and I’m also glad that Jacks has a demonstration centre in Auckland with plenty of space to set up most of the machines New Zealand customers might want to see demonstrated before buying. On 14 -16 September this year we will mount a special exhibition to mark our 75th Anniversary and I really look forward to that. With the 75th year anniversary of Jacks this year in mind, looking back is there anything you would have done differently and where do you see the future of the woodworking industry heading? Truthfully, I prefer to look forward rather than backwards. I’ve made my share of mistakes of course, but they say “He who makes no mistakes makes nothing” and I think there is a lot of truth in that. So, no major regrets. I’m pleased to be leaving Jacks in good shape, with a strong team and an experienced leadership group in whom I have full confidence. In the end, it’s pretty simple: if a company has good people, it will be a good company. As to the future of our industry, I will offer just two observations: The future is digital, and wood is the building material of the 21st Century. And lastly, a quiet retirement? Ha! Jacks have just sent Jenny and I into retirement with a handsome pair of e-bikes. I think it’s a polite way of saying “On yer bike” and I like that message! I have a long list of projects I’ve been putting off for years and don’t think I’ll be short of things to do any time soon. Nor is my involvement with Jacks at an end because I intend to continue as a non-executive director for the next few years at least. 

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The new Egmont Air system was specified with high grade filtration, automatic filter-cleaning and suction capabilities twice the industry standard. Lance and Klint both comment how amazing the performance is, “our factory is spotlessly clean, the boards come off the CNC totally clean, and our factory employees are loving it!”. Taking responsible steps for a better environment has also paid off, the brothers comment “the system runs smoothly, quiet, dust-free and we sleep easy after a good days work!” Egmont Air, trusted suppliers to the wood-working and manufacturing industry, offer a comprehensive design-toinstallation service of spray-booth and dust & fume extraction systems nationwide. Egmont Air’s team of CAD designers, sales technicians, project manager and installers work together to ensure customers’ expectations and outcomes are exceeded.

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MHM Automation new name, same great stainless steel When combining joinery with hard wearing and stylish bench tops, stainless steel is king. For decades, Mercer Stainless has been the leader in stainless steel benchtops. Having recently rebranded to MHM Automation, the company’s commitment to high quality products and services remains resolute. Same people, same exceptional service & quality, same stainless steel & product guarantee – just a brand new shiny name to boot. MHM Automation, a New Zealand owned and operated company based out of Christchurch, has always been customer-focused. Custom Bench Sales and Production Co-ordinator Diane Burton said great communication and dedication to finding solutions was something clients valued in MHM’s service. “Our personalised approach is something we really take pride in. Typically our stainless projects are for people’s homes, which means they’re incredibly personal projects for our clients. It’s important when you’re creating things that will be in people’s home for years to come that they’re fabricated to be exactly what the client hoped for.”

Stainless steel installations: Above - Kristina Pickford Auckland, & Lichfield Joinery Christchurch; Left - Dynamic Joinery & Cabinetry Christchurch.

MHM’s stainless products go hand-in-hand with joinery. Just like communication with clients, communication with the joiner is also a vital part of MHM’s success. Often, there are many hidden fixings needed within the cabinetry that connects to the stainless steel products, so MHM’s team works closely with the joiner on these projects. “We’re committed to giving our clients exactly what they want with a high quality finish that is cohesive with all the other components of installation,” Burton said.

Benches are what MHM’s is most well-known for from its stainless steel product line, but it produces a multitude of additional applications for the home, splashbacks, rangehood covers, outdoor BBQ areas and finishings. The advantage of stainless is that it is easy to keep clean and it looks smart. MHM’s bench catalogue includes several edge designs; for example, a wet edge slope on the outer lip to prevent water seepage down cupboards. There are also options for how the stainless steel top is attached to the wall and various textured finishes are available.

“Because it’s a material that’s customisable it really works with many applications,” Burton said. While stainless steel benching and fabrication are what people predominately know about Mercer Stainless, the rebranding to MHM Automation better reflects the company. As a worldwide exporter of automated equipment from carton erecting, vacuum packaging, de-boxing, robotic solutions, and automating large scale chilling and freezing. 

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Mastercraft Kitchens Licensees and Support Office team at a Conference in Sydney, incorporating AWISA

Group Knowledge and Networking “You just can’t put a price on that” As New Zealand’s largest group of independent joiners, Mastercraft Kitchens licensees speak of three major benefits they enjoy from being a part of the nationally recognised brand. At a recent group meeting, a few members of the group sat down to discuss what they get from the group and how it has added value to their individual businesses. Tony Hawes, along with his wife Sue, is owner operator of Your Kitchen (Mastercraft Kitchens Wellington). He describes the group as “a cooperative of 30 odd companies up and down the country. We design, manufacture, and install kitchens and other joinery of very high quality. We all have factories and showrooms.” Brand Mastercraft licensees align their established business name with the Mastercraft brand giving them the benefit of retaining their local essence whilst leveraging a wellknown name. They contribute to a growth fund, which allows them to benefit from significant national marketing and business development initiatives, far greater than JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 76

what they could achieve on their own. Being a licensee helps to open doors to some business such as large building groups that would potentially be unattainable operating under an independent name alone.

this benefit; “We do get good rates and have companies chasing us,” said Peter.

are marketed, but definitely the number one thing we’ve got out of it is it’s sort of a family feeling.”

Poppy agreed, “The buying power, if you’ve got 30 of us going in wanting the best price…”

“Having a national name appealed to us,” says Poppy Silcock, who owns and operates Millbrook Kitchens (Mastercraft Kitchens North Canterbury) with her husband Andrew. “With [regard to] the dual branding, previously without it, we were strong [mostly] in the private sector. Definitely a benefit for us is now starting to get the group builders on board.”

Carol Harker of Mastercraft Kitchens Whitianga believes they enjoy additional service. “I always feel that our [supply partner] reps go that extra mile for us.”

Peter Healey: “I think one of the unexpected benefits of [joining Mastercraft] has been the sharing of information. It’s given our company the professionalism that perhaps it wouldn’t have had without the Mastercraft attachment.”

“They see this as a great opportunity to align themselves with a national manufacturer,” agreed Peter Healey, owner of Kitchens by Healey (Mastercraft Kitchens Palmerston North). Supply Mastercraft works with a loyal selection of supply partners that enjoy doing business with the group. Licensees are offered preferential buy rates, freight advantages and exclusive product lines. The licensees are positive about

Knowledge By far the most significant benefit of the group is networking and knowledge. Having peers in similar businesses that are not competitors provides the platform for fruitful business discussions and support that a business owner could not achieve on their own. Tony Hawes: “A lot of the systems we have in place and some of the things we now do are only because we learned from another Mastercraft licensee. You go from being your own little business, with your own staff, to being part of a group. It isn’t just lip service; we actually want each other to do well. The buying power is all very nice, the professional way things

When discussing Mastercraft’s group meetings for the owners, Carol Harker stated, “Invariably, there’s an idea that comes up that just makes things so much easier. When we bought our business, we were a staff of three and now we’re a staff of 11. There’s no way in the world we could have done it without being part of that Mastercraft group.” Poppy Silcock echoes that thought. “It’s like mirroring your business, yet you’re not a competitor. You just feel like a weight’s lifted off you because you’re not in it alone. You just can’t put a price on that!”

An ideal solution For the owner of Blenheim based Nazereth Joinery 2017 Ltd, Leigh Jones, the brief was finding a straight forward, simple to operate router for a good price that also offered a small footprint. “The machine we bought from Proform CNC Ltd fitted all the criteria we had been looking for and more” says Leigh. The Proform ATC38/13R flatbed router has a sheet size of up to 3.6m by 1.2m and an automatic tool change that speeds up the processing time. Leigh comments “In a factory where space is important, this router is the ideal size. Expanding our business of manufacturing kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and other interior joinery needed a compact and robust router that could operate 4 to 5 hours a day. We have had this easy to operate router for more than a year now and it has seen our production rise steadily over that period.” The business has been on the same site for some twenty years serving the Blenheim area. Leigh had been with the business for fifteen years before he bought it in 2017.

Bringing new people into the joinery industry has been a feature of the business which is also a member of the Master Joiners. Amongst the current ten staff on site are three apprentices. “Training local youth has been something we have taken on and it has proved fruitful for us and the industry.” says Leigh. This training includes learning how to use modern technology such as the new Proform flatbed router. “Rob Hutchings from Proform provided a smooth install of the machine and gave valuable training to our staff in its operation. He also makes himself readily available should we have any issues.”

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NKBA welcomes NZESAG Accreditation Scheme The National Kitchen and Bathroom Association of New Zealand (NKBA) is advocating for accreditation, over the next six to twelve months, of all NKBA Associate members who are stone/quartz fabricators under the NZESAG RCS Accreditation Programme. The move by NKBA is a signal that the kitchen and bathroom design industry is committed to reducing the health and safety risks relating to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) exposure and resultant silicosis or accelerated silicosis diseases, and that fabricators who do not take substantial steps to prioritise the health of their employees and contractors will not be endorsed by the NKBA. The action by NKBA has been welcomed by the Managing Director of Artisan Stone, Steve Kirk. “Kitchen and bathroom designers work with, and specify, a variety of products and materials. By advocating for the accreditation of NKBA fabricators, NKBA is simplifying the decision for designers. Introducing accreditation, gives designers the confidence to specify stone products that are cut in safe working conditions,” says Kirk. Silicosis, and the more recently identified accelerated silicosis, are lung diseases that can be caused by breathing in fine crystalline silica dust, a mineral found in sand, rock and mineral ores such as quartz. A condition usually caused through inhalation over a long period of time, silicosis mostly affects those that work in occupations such as mining, glass manufacturing and stone masonry. Engineered stone, which has over twice the RCS content as natural stone, has been shown to hasten the onset and severity of silicosis and the new disease, accelerated silicosis, is directly linked to engineered stone fabrication. Kirk says statistics from Worksafe indicate approximately 450 New Zealanders currently work cutting engineered stone nationally, but only 85 current or former workers in the industry have initiated the necessary CT Scan and Xray health review

Wet cutting greatly reduces the risks of breathing in silica dust.

through their GPs and ACC. “These figures are concerning. As well as ensuring current workplaces are safe, it’s important for individuals to get this check-up as soon as possible so they understand if they carry any historic damage and can make informed decisions about their future,” says Kirk. The New Zealand Engineered Stone Advisory Group (NZESAG) RCS Accreditation Programme was launched last month. Established by New Zealand’s leading importers/ suppliers of engineered stone/ quartz surfaces, the NZESAG’s objective is to respond to the occupational health risks to workers of accelerated silicosis when fabricating, manufacturing or installing engineered stone products. The NZESAG has partnered with Impac Services to establish and implement the RCS Accreditation Programme. Tom Reeves, Director of Impac says there are three levels to the accreditation, and though full accreditation is the absolute goal, at this stage it is just as important to enlist fabricators to the programme. “Participation is key. We want to get as many fabricators as we can signed up to the programme. We know that many fabricators have already invested a lot of time and effort into improving the health and safety of their workplace and have taken the necessary steps to reduce the risks associated with RCS exposure such as accelerated silicosis. We believe the accreditation programme will help to raise awareness of accelerated silicosis to fabricators and improve the way they manage these risks. We are also trying to

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influence the end-consumer to work with fabricators who are accredited,” says Reeves. There are three levels to the accreditation. Level 1 is Accredited Participants who have engaged with the programme but do not meet significant elements of the Good Practice Guide. Level 2 are at an Interim Accreditation level, where the fabricator has engaged in the accreditation programme and has met significant elements of the Good Practice Guide. Level 3 is an Accredited Fabricator; this means that they meet all core requirements as set out in the Good Practice Guide and the accreditation audit. To participate in the programme, fabricators need to register simple information via the registration link at Once this is done a member of the Accreditation Team will be in touch, within a couple of days, and a time will be made to undertake the accreditation audit. Once the audit is completed, it is aimed a result will be provided within two weeks. In addition, fabricator owners, managers and workers will have access to an online RCS training, and a suite of simple health and safety tools and templates. NKBA’s Executive Officer, Suzie Rees, says that the accreditation programme not only gives fabricators a framework to abide by, it also provides NKBA designers, manufacturers and the consumer with a clear understanding of which fabricators are taking the necessary steps to keep their workers safe.

“NKBA are in full support of the NZESAG RCS Accreditation programme and will be advocating for all our designers and manufacturers to only specify the use of stone/quartz that is manufactured by fabricators who belong to the programme. Going forward we will only accept membership to NKBA of accredited fabricators, we are drawing a line in the sand about what we perceive as good and bad practice. We understand there is a lot of work to be done in this space and that time is required to educate the industry and get the accreditation up and running smoothly. However, NKBA has full confidence in the NZESAG group and Impac to do what is required to ensure a safer and brighter future for the stone fabricator industry,” says Rees. Steve Kirk says it’s important to understand that no one in New Zealand is recommending the banning of engineered stone fabrication, which has been floated in Australia. “The context in which this was raised in Australia indicates this is a negotiation tactic to encourage a reluctant industry and Government to effectively regulate and licence engineered stone manufacture, which I support. However, I agree with Dr Alexandra Muthu, who is an expert on the health effects of silicosis and is working with the industry to research and provide a pathway forward. She says that a ban is not necessarily the answer, because engineered stone can be safely cut with the right equipment, and silica is far from the only dust causing disease. In my mind, I think we need to ensure Worksafe and ACC are reaching fabricators where uncontrolled dry cutting is still occurring. That will be the biggest challenge,” says Kirk. For more information on how to participate in the accreditation visit: What is the RCS Accreditation Programme? at

The NZESAG RCS Accreditation Programme for fabricators and installers of engineered stone is now up and running.

NZESAG’s Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Accreditation Programme First Auckland NZESAG workshop in February.

The New Zealand Engineered Stone Advisory Group (NZESAG) was established in July 2019 by New Zealand’s leading importers/ suppliers of engineered stone/ quartz surfaces. The Group’s objective has been to respond to the occupational health risk to workers of accelerated silicosis when fabricating, manufacturing, or installing engineered stone products. Over the last 18 months, the NZESAG has partnered with Impac Services Ltd (IMPAC) to establish and implement an RCS Accreditation Programme to reduce the risk of silicosis across the engineered stone fabrication sector in New Zealand.The RCS Accreditation Programme has been supported by NZESAG members, Fabricators, ACC, and WorkSafe. The RCS Accreditation Programme is centred around a Good Practice Guide and the auditing of Fabricators against its core requirements. This includes exposure monitoring of workers. The intent of the first audit is to provide Fabricators with a base level understanding of how they are doing with a follow up audit carried out in 12 months to confirm

that required improvements have been made. One of three levels of accreditation are awarded after the first audit (see box). In addition to the Good Practice Guide and accreditation audit, programme participants also get access to online “Managing RCS Exposure Risk” training for their workers and supervisors, as well as simple health and safety templates and tools to help implement elements of the programme. The RCS Accreditation Programme went live from midApril 2021 with the first audits and accreditations now completed. It is anticipated that all Engineered Stone Fabricators will undertake an initial accreditation audit within 12 months. A comprehensive communications plan is being developed with a focus on both promoting the programme to Fabricators directly but also to the end consumer to encourage them to source engineered stone product from accredited Fabricators only. This is being supported by ACC and is anticipated to include print, social and visual media.

Levels of Accreditation Level 1

Accredited Participant

Has engaged in the Accreditation Programme and has met significant elements of the Good Practice Guide in practice and/or intent. Has committed to implementing recommended improvements which will be checked at next audit.

Level 2

Interim Accrteditation

Has engaged in the Accreditation Programme and has met significant elements of the Good Practice Guide in practice and/or intent. Has committed to implementing recommended improvements which will be checked at next audit.

Level 3

Accredited Fabricator

Meets all core requirements of this Good Practice Guide as set out in the Accreditation Audit.

Before a Fabricator can be admitted to the programme, they must confirm it has met the following two critical elements of the Good Practice Guide: 1. The primary cutter is water supressed. 2. Fit testing of Respirable Protective Equipment (RPE) (that requires a seal to be maintained between the RPE and the face) for all workers has been carried out by a competent person in the last 12 months.

If you would like more information about the RCS Accreditation Programme visit rcs-accreditation/home/; if you have not registered for the programme you can also do that via the link.

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... moving made easy

Andy Halewood with first year apprentice Mingting Zhu.

Your industry needs you In my relatively new role as Joinery apprentice coordinator there are some observations I feel are worth discussing. At the Master Joiners conference a question was asked. Where do employers see their next staff coming from? Just a few things I have observed that are maybe worth further discussion. Starting with educating the public with what a joiner actually does. We are well familiar with the house of the year, Master Builders celebrate annually. When I see a new build start to take shape, it’s a shell the builder has constructed. There are a number of sub trades that complete the whole picture. Without the roofer, the framing is only structural and won’t keep the rain out. The kitchen, doors, windows and stairs are clearly (to us) the work of the joiner. The painter makes everything look amazing. In my view, the public perception is the builder makes everything. School kids have no idea what joiners do. Their career guidance counselors are not familiar with the joinery industry. Their parents still think joiners and furniture makers are “carpenters”. Are you willing to get in touch with your local high school? I have arranged with Stephen Fairbase at Well Hung Joinery to bring 6 Wellington high school kids to their workshop on Nairanga Gorge. Well Hung have 2 UCOL apprentices and may have a few others from other providers. They carry out a wide range of joinery applications and are conscious of future growth especially in training new staff. This is a first for me and time will only tell how successful or what potential it has. Many schools actually do have woodwork classes and these students are our potential future joiners, carpenters and furniture makers. Education specific !! Kitchen cabinetry is a lot of white board, CNC cutting and edge banding. A lot of screwing boxes together, attaching hardware and adjusting doors. All sorts of fittings, catches, bench joiners. Fast moving innovation happens in the joinery trade! Then there is all the problem solving that comes with installing the kitchens. Keeping the client happy etc. Institutions (where I have been for 20 years) don’t always keep up with industry. Schools are even worse. The old wood work shop is what we all dream of hiding away in our retirement or as a second hobby. Surely if we want to educate our future joiners about our industry, we need to begin feeding them some of what we actually do. I am not suggesting schools race out and buy CNC machines, but they could get familiar with nest programs. They could team up with “YOU” and run their programme on your CNC. They could take back to school their components and assemble a kitchen for who knows who. It could be you. It could be a community project. Andy Halewood Senior Lecturer & Joinery Apprentice Coordinator, UCOL

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Shifting his business didn’t make Marten Hielkema of Ezyscribe Products Ltd lose any sleep once he had contacted NZDUCT+FLEX. The sales team at NZDUCT +FLEX, who had specified Marten’s extraction system just 3 years previously, had recommended not only a filter to suit his current extraction needs then, but also one big enough to cope with any future expansion: this is exactly what you would expect from an industry leader in dust and fume extraction. An added advantage for Marten was the 3 Bay Double Module filter with a screw exit to cope with a massive volume of shavings, was installed by NZDUCT+FLEX’s own install team, so dismantling it again was easy for the same install crew. Just before the 2020 lock down, Marten contacted NZDUCT+FLEX to confirm he was moving to a bigger building as demand for more product, (cavity batten and scribers), meant he required extra machinery to cope with serving New Zealand’s construction industry.

All the modular ducting was moved across to the new building within a tight 3 day window available, before Marten needed to be set up and running again. The install team set to work organising a crane and truck to transport everything for Marten, and the entire extract system including filter and fan was relocated and up and running in time. NZDUCT+FLEX is recognised as the largest stockist of modular ducting from Danish JKF Industri, with the economical LIPLOCK® duct system made from finely galvanised Swedish steel, and a range of modular filters that can easily be extended or moved due to their design. The filters can be enlarged by removing the end panel, adding another module and bolting the ends on again. Servicing these units is minimal and consists of oiling the fan shaft occasionally. Although the filter and fan had to be repositioned into quite a tight space at Ezyscribe’s new premises, Nav Sharma, NZDUCT+FLEX’s Installation Manager said: “We made it work with one extra bend – we are doing this every week,

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all over NZ in many different industries and situations and we can immediately access extra stock from our 2 large warehouses if need be. Reusing the ducting is a huge cost saving for any business – proof that a modular system is always more economical than spiral in the longer term. Marten will soon be ready for his annual Preventative Maintenance check which is a cost effective way of ensuring the pressures and flows are kept at maximum performance. Not regularly checking an extraction system can lead to poor filtration, and constant filter sock replacement, (this is costly). Nav continues “Dust left in the work area creates health issues, and dust settling in the duct work is a potential fire risk. If the system has been specified correctly with a large filter area in the first place, maintenance is minimal but more and more of our customers ask us to complete an annual inspection to ensure the system is as effective as it was on the day it was commissioned. Even larger companies with their own maintenance teams do not have the expertise in dust extraction that we can provide.”

Whether you are a family owned joinery company or large wood working processor like Marten at Ezyscribe, LIPLOCK® ducting which like a child’s train set, can be undone and reconfigured as often as necessary saving costs. Marten Hielkema said “Among all the other issues I had with the move, trying to set up all the machines, deal with power shortages that often occur when relocating, I was very pleased with the way the extraction install went, and appreciated what the NZDUCT install team had achieved in that time frame : their experience meant it was one less thing for me to worry about.”

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Steering a course Ian Featherstone

Is saying no bad for business ?


Ian Featherstone is a business advisor and leadership coach, and the owner of Glass Half Full. He specialises in the construction industry, particularly the joinery & cabinetry sector. For more information or to find out how you can move your team forward, please visit www.

fter believing for many years that the joinery and building industry is seasonal, I am starting to change my view. Traditionally we have seen our business’s experience peak demand towards the end of the year. However, the last few years many of us have returned after the summer holidays with full order books and more inquiries than we can handle or process. This year is certainly no exception, almost everyone I am speaking with has more inquiries than they can handle, very long lead times and are feeling anxious about letting people down and worrying about how much they have to do. On top of this, business owners and their key people are in danger of taking their eye off the ball and losing touch with key clients, team members, process controls and key business and personal relationships, leading to surprise resignations and a decline in customer satisfaction and personal relationships alike.

“A company finds its destiny by answering 3 questions. Who are we? What do we stand for? How do we serve?” Tom Chappell

This is a great time to remind yourself of why you are doing this in the first place and ask yourself some pertinent questions: 1.

What is my own passion & purpose for this business?


What is the business’s purpose?


Who are our ideal clients?


Why are they our ideal clients?


What is the value proposition for our chosen clients?

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What are the company’s values? And are we living them?


Who are our most profitable customers, jobs, or product types over the long term?


Where do we have a competitive advantage?


What is our actual capacity for the different work types and are we prepared to increase this?

10. Am I or others losing touch with our team? Are any of them a “flight risk” Ian brooks, a well-respected business leader, speaker, and expert on creating and selling customer value has a quote I always remember, contained within his theme of “it’s about the customer always”.

“The aim in business is to have profitable customers, who stay with you for a very long time” Dr Ian Brooks It is a good idea to have conversations with regular clients (who you wish to retain), to understand their future demand and build up a forecast against a budget and the available capacity.

Once you have asked yourself the 10 questions above and are clearer, its then much easier to decide who your chosen clients are, the type of work you desire the most, that which is the most profitable (in profit $ or profit per hour or unit of capacity, not %). Then, when you look at the new inquires and understand how much work is coming from your regular clients, its much easier to decide which additional opportunities to pursue and those to gracefully decline or refer elsewhere. Also review your digital messaging on your website, social media etc, you may be attracting the wrong type of clients for these circumstances. And of course, this cycle will change at some stage, so be prepared to adapt and adjust your focus and strategy to remain flexible in your approach, the team and pricing strategies. 

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Due Process a column by Geoff Hardy

What is a caveat and how can it help y


Geoff Hardy has 45 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is a partner in the Auckland firm “Martelli McKegg”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700 and email geoff@

This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

veryone occasionally experiences the frustration of not being able to get someone to pay a debt that they are owed, but those of you who are in business are particularly vulnerable to this because most of you sell your goods or services on credit. That means you deliver your side of the bargain first, and hope to be paid later. There are two reasons why your customers may not pay you - either because they can’t, or because they won’t. If they won’t pay, that could be because they genuinely believe they don’t owe you the debt, or they believe they have a counterclaim against you that cancels the debt out. But in some cases, it may simply be because they are dishonest or deluded. And in those situations, or where your customer never had any hope of paying you, then you need all the help you can get. One way you can improve your chances of getting paid is to register a caveat against the title to your customer’s land. That means that as long as the caveat remains in place, your customer can’t register a transfer, lease, mortgage or similar dealing with the land that would undermine your rights in the land, at least without notifying you and giving you a chance to uphold those rights. Naturally that shouldn’t worry the owners if they aren’t planning to do something with the title any time soon, but it is surprising how often the mere existence of the caveat does trouble them regardless. And of course if the owner does have such plans then it gives you major leverage. There is a common misconception that everyone can register a caveat automatically, but it isn’t true. To be eligible to register a caveat you must have what’s called an “estate or interest” in your customer’s

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land, or the customer must hold the land in trust for you. There is a wide range of estates or interests in land, but they generally have to be granted to you by the owner. For example the owner might have agreed to give you an easement over it, or to sell it to you, lease it to you, or mortgage it to you. Normally you could register all of those on the title, which gives you much better protection than simply registering a caveat. But the situations where you would register a caveat instead are where those rights have not been formalised, so they don’t yet meet the strict criteria for registration, or they never will. We generally refer to them as “equitable” estates or interests. Caveats in the building industry In the building context, contractors often protect themselves by getting the owners to agree to give them a mortgage (usually ranking after the Bank’s mortgage) over the building site, in case the owners either can’t or won’t pay them. The agreement to grant a mortgage is typically found in the building contract itself. This will be less common for Joiners for two reasons – you may not be in the habit of using sophisticated joinery contracts, and you are often engaged as a subcontractor in which case the head contractor who hired you doesn’t own the land in question. But for those Joiners who do work directly for property owners and do use sophisticated contracts, this will be useful. You simply need to insert an agreement to grant a mortgage, into your joinery contract. The owners aren’t expected to sign a formal mortgage like the Bank requires them to do, because the time and cost involved would be out of all proportion to the risk to the contractor and the duration of

the building project. Instead, the mere “agreement to mortgage” is sufficient to create an equitable estate, which in turn entitles the contractor to register the caveat. It is way harder for the contractor to exercise the rights under the mortgage (such as to confiscate the rental from the property, lease the property to someone else, or to sell it) than it is for a Bank under a registered mortgage. Generally that isn’t the contractor’s intention, and the right to register a caveat is all he wants. The equitable mortgage shouldn’t worry the owners if they are not in default under the building contract, because there is no debt for the contractor to recover, and the rights under the mortgage aren’t triggered. Even if the contractor maintains there is a debt but the owners dispute it, they have nothing to be concerned about unless that dispute is resolved in the contractor’s favour, and they don’t abide by the outcome. I have seen some building contracts that simply give the builder a right to register a caveat against the owners’ title, without mentioning any underlying equitable estate or interest at all. That is risky because the owners might successfully challenge the caveat on that basis. And it’s a brave lawyer who registers it because he or she can be personally liable for court costs and/or damages if their client did not have reasonable cause to do so, or had an ulterior motive (such as merely trying to gain bargaining power). Nevertheless there have been some cases where such caveats have been upheld, on the basis that the owners must have intended for there to be an underlying equitable estate or interest, or the owners are deemed to be holding the land in trust for the contractor to a limited extent.

you get paid? Getting rid of a caveat Property owners who take exception to the contractor registering a caveat on their title, can do something about it. They may be able to persuade or coerce the contractor into withdrawing the caveat. Or they can apply to the High Court to have the caveat removed (which is obviously an expensive process, and won’t succeed unless you have solid grounds). Finally, they can ask the Registrar-General of Land under section 143 of the Land Transfer Act 2017 to give notice to the contractor to commence proceedings in the High Court to sustain the caveat, failing which it will be removed. That third option is usually the preferred option because it is quick and economical to do. A lot of contractors will baulk at the thought of commencing proceedings in the High Court, with all the cost and stress that that entails, so they just throw in the towel and allow the caveat to lapse. Once they have done that, they can’t register the same caveat again without a Court order, and in the meantime they risk having the property transferred or remortgaged so there is no equity left in it.

with the caveat regardless, by paying the disputed money into Court to be held there until the dispute is ultimately resolved. But that will only work if the building project is at an end and there is no prospect of there being further disputed debts, because the agreements to mortgage in building contracts are usually intended to remain in force from the beginning to the end of the project. Alternatively, the Court may uphold the caveat on an interim basis but only on condition that the contractor compensates the owners if he ultimately fails to prove his caveat was justified. But once again a confident contractor won’t have any problem giving that undertaking.

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So the short answer is, caveats are useful, but you need a good building contract to be able to use one. 

But where the owner is up against a determined contractor, using the section 143 procedure is a risky gamble. That is because if the contractor has a legitimate estate or interest in the land all along (such as an agreement to mortgage in the building contract), he may well apply to the Court, and win. In that event, the owners end up paying not only their own legal costs but also roughly two thirds of the contractor’s legal costs as well. And the caveat remains. It may be possible for the owners to persuade the Court to dispense

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AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery (2017) Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact Rory Johns. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Art Deco Interior Ltd 6 Grayson Avenue, Papatoetoe 2104, ph 09 218 8079, contact Sam Ju. Auckland Joinery (2014) Ltd 2 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland, Ph 09 846 0346, contact Ross Webster. NZS4211 Affiliated. bmc limited Unit E, 191B Archers Road, Auckland 0629, Ph 027 511 3717, contact Sandra & Bjoern May. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Canam Joinery Ltd 196 Swanson Rd, Henderson, Auckland. Ph 09 836 0732, contact Angus Welton. Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Dr, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. Counties Joinery 36 Sedgebrook Rd, Patumahoe, RD 1, Pukekohe 2678. Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras NZS4211 Affiliated. CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube Dentro 8 Tironui Station Rd, West Takanini, Auckland. Ph 09 297 7830, contact Leonie Hamill. Cutting Innovations Ltd 70 The Concourse, Henderson, Auckland 0610, Ph 09 836 9050, contact Alec Stringer Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 0222, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking Unit 5, 56 Rewarewa Rd, Raumanga, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Design Timber Doors & Windows Ltd 118 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, Ph 021 0868 6770, contact Sailesh Prakash. NZS4211 Affiliated. Divine Design Ltd (T/A JDC Cabinets) 30 Falstaff Place, Half Moon Bay, Auckland 2012. ph 09 622 1912, contact Julie Todd.

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Doorways (2009) Ltd 428 Church St East, Penrose, Auckland, Ph 09 571 0605, contact Neville Shirley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Next Level Joinery Ltd 3D Target Court, Wairau, Auckland. Ph 021 568 655, contact Brendon Sowerby. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wendekreisen Travel Ltd Unit 1, 197 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland, Ph 03 489 6507, contact Sascha Warnken; Dieter Schuetze Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wood Works NZ Ltd 188B Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland.Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry.

Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Ninety Degree Kitchens & Design Ltd 11 Tanekaha Lane, Kerikeri, Northland 0294, Ph 022 624 0056, contact Carli Scoles

Secretary Ph 04 471 1133 Email:

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen.

Pakuranga Joinery Ltd 2 Canon Place, Pakuranga, Auckland. Ph 09 576 8858, contact Gary Farquhar. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Artisan Carpentry Ltd 747 No2 Road, R D 2, Te Puke 3182, Ph 027 344 1918, contact Charles de Lapomarede

Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, contact Steve O’Donohoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Popular Cabinets Ltd (T/A Popular Kitchens), PO Box 25 1052, Auckland, 2140, ph 09 576 6358, contact Sherry Shi.

Beaver Kitchens Ltd 28 McAlister St, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Michelle McAnulty.

Regal Plus Joinery Ltd 35 Commerce Street, Whangarei, Ph 09 438 2989, contact Jason Hammond. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Seaboard Joinery 2016 Ltd 59A Leonard Rd, Penrose, Auckland. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Michael Kreft. NZS4211 Affiliated. Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Southey and Knight Group Ltd 50 Hooper Ave, Pukekohe, Ph 022 455 9975, contact Ryan Southey. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Kitchen Tailor 536 Mahurangi East Road, Algies Bay, Warkworth, Ph 027 448 1879, contacts Adam & Kirstyn McNeil Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal.

Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated. CM Joinery 201 Bowman Rd, RD 9 Hamilton 3289, Ph 07 846 7192., contact Craig Mackie. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. Countrylane Kitchens Ltd 343 Wright Road, RD 4, Katikati 3178, Ph 0274 761 315, contact Darrell Garrett. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact George van Boven. Designline Limited 21 Gateway Drive, R D 4, Whakatane, Ph 07 307 0058, contacts Hayden and Rachel Boyd. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton.

TBB Joinery Limited 51 Grey Street, Feilding 4702, Ph 022 633 2928, contact Bruce Birrell.

Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt.

Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, contact Brian Courtney.

The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Got It Made Kitchens and Cabinetry 360 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu 3800. Ph 07 871 3998, contact Cherie van der Poel or Eric Prole.

Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker.

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 902 5353, contact Simon Curran.

HK Kitchens 144 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga, Ph 07 927 3092, contact Jason Smith. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 902 5250, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Interior Fittings Ltd 23 White St, Rotorua 3010, Ph 07 348 1041, contact Josh Anderson. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 801 Arthur Porter Dr, Burbush, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 2801, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. LPS Cabinetry Ltd 55 Miriama St, Taumarunui 3920. Ph 027 539 4702, contact Lewis or Deborah Stewart MAKZ Joinery 26 Alexander Ave, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Louise Healey Email: Al-Wood Joinery (2019) Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Gus Shilvock. Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Shaun McDowell. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews. D-Mac Joinery Ltd 517 Lees Rd, RD5, Feilding, 4775, ph 027 457 0490, contact Drew McBride. Exclusive Furniture & Joinery Itd PO Box 5038, Terrace End, Palmerston North, 4414. Ph 06 357 6429, contact Stuart Robertson. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes.

Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ian Megchelse or Craig Mackie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, contact Jeff Clayton.

Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, contact Steve Duck.

Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey 127 Keith St, Roslyn, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey.

Pacific Coast Kitchens NZ Ltd 471 Omokoroa Road, R D 2, Tauranga, Ph 07 548 0606, contact Eric Thompson.

Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon.

Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, NZS4211 Affiliated.

SMJ Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin.

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated.

St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Sayer Industries Limited 12 Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North Pho 06 355 8242

Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss.

SB Joinery Ltd 2 Edward Street, Pahiatua 4910, Ph 027 979 0368, contact Scott Beales.

Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joiner – Leighton Judd Ltd 50 Johnston Street, Foxton, Manawatu, Ph 06 363 5119, contact Leighton Judd


Tweakit Joinery Solutions 200 Tutaki Road, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 2897, contact Vaughn Tongs.

Secretary, Sue Page QSM, JP 13a Charles Street, Westshore, Napier 4110. Ph 06 835 9549. Email:

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 contact Peter Webster.

Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Alexander Joinery Ltd 55 Dunlop Rd, Onekawa, Napier 4112. Ph 06 843 2036, contact Jason Collins.

WDA Installations 12 Serenity Cres, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North, 4414. Ph 027 443 1541, contact Craig Buckley.

Brittin Builders Ltd T/A Parkhill Joinery 475 St Georges Road South, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 7623, contact Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry Ltd 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Craig Burley.


Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 11 PotaeAve, Lytton West, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs.

Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111. Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky.

Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 23 Oropuriri Road, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 759 8221, contact Sean Rice.

Classic Kitchens (1977) Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, contact Larry McKenna.

Hawera Kitchens and Furniture Ltd 24 Glover Road, Hawera 4610, Ph 06 278 7044, contacts Klinton Hunt / Lance Hunt.

D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated.

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, contact Murray Nattrass.

Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes.

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 873 8756, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kakapo Joinery 2/19 Mersey Street, Pandora, Napier, Ph 021 0258 9617, contact Robin Holthusen

KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons.

Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated.

MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mode Kitchens 77B Hurlstone Drive, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth 4312, ph 027 521 8527, contact Fraser Hall.

MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact John Bower. NZS4211 Affiliated.

New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, contact Roger, Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

McIndoe Kitchens 8 Carnegie Rd, Onekawa, Napier 4110. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe.

Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank.

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Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated Sunshine Joinery Ltd 44 Pandora Road, Ahuriri, Napier, Ph 06 844 6105, contact Rick Martin Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, contact Greg O’Kane.

Maycroft Construction Ltd 16 Gregory Street, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 0014, contact Chris Fayen

Casey’s Joinery 150 Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010, Ph 03 548 4066, contact Jack Wells.

Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Complete Kitchens Ltd 415 Main Road, Spring Grove, Wakefield, Tasman 7095, Ph 03 539 0055, contact Hamish Drummond.

Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 64 Beatty Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Ph 03 547 0010, contacts Noel Tait / Michelle Hill.

Bower Joinery 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, contact John Mudgway.

Decade Homes Ltd 32a Abraham Heights, Nelson 7010, Ph 027 546 8885, contact Phil or Maree Agnew.

Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 306 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury. Ph 03 313 6256, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

James Neal Joinery 35 Fell Street, Grovetown, Marlborough, Ph 03 577 7872, contact James Neal.

Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Matai Joinery Nelson Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

Ace Kitchens & Laminates Ltd 50 Montgomery Crescent, Clouston Park, Upper Hutt 5018, contact Ivan Johnson

Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Nazareth Joinery 2017 Ltd 1 Warwick Street, Mayfield, Blenheim, 7201. Ph 03 578 8752, contact Leigh Jones.

Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers

Bastian Wellington 6 Victoria Street, Alicetown, Wellington, Ph 04 576 0644, contact Sean Fitzgibbon.

The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 39 Park St, Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt, 5019, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton.

Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd 34 Burden Ave, Wainuiomata Lower Hutt. Ph 04 564 7011, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, contact Adam Satherley.

WELLINGTON Secretary, Scott Nichols Email:

Carter-class Limited 72 Sydney Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5010. Ph 021 246 1648, contact: Noah Edmonds. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll. Commercial Joinery Wellington Ltd 232 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 2050, contact Grant Smith David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker. NZS 4211 Affiliated. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175.

Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wellington Joinery and Kitchens Ltd 8a Burgess Road, Johnsonville, Wellington. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Phil Schwartfeger. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind. Woodhaus Joinery Ltd 54B Kent Street, Carterton 5713, Ph 022 322 0383, contact Andrew Woodhouse.

Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack.

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, contact John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. Prestige Furniture & Joinery Ltd 38 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 1789, contact Richard Dohmen. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated. Simply Joinery 2018 Ltd 924 Queen Charlotte Drive, R D 1, Picton, Ph 021 126 2514, contact Glen Godsiff. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Sellers Room 9 Echodale Place, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 547 7144, contact Margaret Sellers Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, contact Barry Thomas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated.



Secretary, Philip Thompson PO Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730

Secretary, Debbie Rahurahu Email:

Interbuild Commercial Interiors Ltd 115 George St, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019, Ph 04 939 8760, contact Neil Shackleton.

A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny.

Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, contact Greg Ayers. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer.

Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Paul Baker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Building Connexion Ltd ITM Joinery, 16-18 King Edward St, Motueka, Ph 03 528 7256, contact Paul Rusbatch. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Anderson Joinery Ltd 247 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson.

Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell.

Architectural Joinery Ltd 82 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 377 6760, contact Andrew Clark

Graedon Joinery 69 Pharazyn St, Melling, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Distinction 15 Botany Lane, Porirua, Whitby 5024. Ph 04 232 3600, contact: Mark Spencer. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, contact Don McClintock. Douglas Furniture Ltd PO Box 7753, Christchurch, 8240. Ph 03 377 3597, contact: Howard Nossiter. Dynamic Joinery & Cabinetry 6b Maces Road, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 022 087 9918, contact Jeremy Smith. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Evolution Interiors Limited 19 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1633, contact Karl Kitchingham. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, contact David Street. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore. Homeview Building Products Ltd 772 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, contact Peter Robertson. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, contact Chris Moore. Misco Joinery 62 Williams St, Kaiapoi, Canterbury 7630, Ph 03 383 4384, contact Penny Abell. Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 127 Montreal St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. Modulink Screen Partitions 2012 Ltd 47 Hands Road, Addington, Christchurch, Ph 03 338 6464, contact Sam Bain. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruben’s Joinery Limited 402 Bethels Road, 4 R D, Christchurch, Ph 03 329 5458, contact Ruben Patchett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 6 Dalziel Pl, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, contact Fraser Syme. Timber Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown Woodshack Kitchens 113 Izone Drive, Rolleston, Canterbury 7675, Ph: 03 347 9790, contact Mark Davis.

WAITAKI Secretary, Jo Sherborne PO Box 2115, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, Ph 03 688 4783, email Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers.


Mojo Modern Joinery Ltd 96 Gair Ave, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0128, contact Craig Harrison.

Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 027 200 6840

Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

B & M Joinery Ltd 4 Ree Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 265 2077, contact Brendon Munro. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Duncan Joinery Limited 20 King Street, Temuka, South Canterbury, Ph 03 615 7327, contact Craig Duncan.

Coronet Woodware (2017) Ltd 99 Glenda Drive, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Colin Strang. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Firman Joinery Ltd 10 Endeavour Cres, Nth Oamaru Business Park, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, contact Mark Albert. NZS4211 Affiliated. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated. Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.

O’Brien Group 2012 8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Ph 03 489 3849, contact Peter O’Brien. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, contact Kevin Harradine. NZS4211 Affiliated. Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Elite Joinery Solutions 54 Mersey St, Gore 9710, ph 03 208 5819, contact Regan Hughes. Fiordland Joinery 10 Caswell Rd, Te Anau, Southland 9600, Ph 03 249 4339, contact Simon Irwin.

Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Hayden Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Steadfast Joinery Limited 41 Ward St, CBD, Dunedin 9016, Ph 03 470 1990, contact Leroy Cunningham.

Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co Ltd 19 Glenda Drive, Queenstown. Ph 03 441 4944, contact Reuben Bogue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Gavin Player Furniture & Joinery Ltd 14b Chardonnay Street, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 8136, contact Gavin Player.

Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, contact Glen Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, contact Barry Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

JP Quality Kitchens Limited 66 Vogel Street, Dunedin, Ph 021 474 300, contact John Peddie.

Treebay Manufacturing Limited 17 Jutland St, Dunedin Central, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken.

Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, contact Graeme Emmerson.

Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 027 6774 729, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, contact Russell Mair. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leith Joinery 2 Roberts St, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Masterwood Joinery 2008 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, contact Dave Wilson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mearns and Leckie Limited 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, contact Matt Fuehrer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Master Joiners National Associate Members Acero Limited


Henkel NZ Ltd

Marbello International Ltd

Seearco Industrial Abrasives

Advanced Engineering Services

Choice Energy

Herman Pacific

Metro Performance Glass


Allegion (New Zealand) Ltd

Cosentino New Zealand Ltd

Hettich New Zealand

Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd


Architectural Hardware Supplies

Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd


Mirotone NZ Ltd

Universal Granites & Marbles

Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd)

Daiken New Zealand Limited

KLC Limited

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd

Elite Hardware Ltd

Joinery IT

New Zealand Panels Group

Tunnicliffe Timber Solutions 2018 Ltd

Biesse Group New Zealand

Enko Group Ltd

Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd

Onboard New Zealand Limited

Blum NZ Ltd

Glass Half Full

Laminex New Zealand



Häfele NZ Ltd

Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd

Burns & Ferrall

Halswell Timber Co Ltd

Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd

Rosenfeld Kidson & Co Ltd

Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd Viridian Glass W & R Jack Ltd Wurth New Zealand Ltd

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membership May 2021 Executive Officer - Suzie Rees, PO Box 9459, Christchurch 8149 ph: 03 322-1957 e:

2Dayz Kitchens Ltd 03 578 4788 Blenheim A1 Benchworx 2014 Ltd 07 543 1616 Tauranga Absolute Design Group Ltd 04 894 3651 Wellington Acero 03 595 2143 Christchurch Advanced Joinery Ltd 03 348 7700 Christchurch Advantage Kitchen Plus 09 274 3918 Auckland AGB Stone Waikato 07 949 8696 Auckland Albert Design 022 100 4205 Auckland Alexis Designz 027 476 2048 Auckland Ali Withers Kitchens - Kaleidoscope 027 532 6992 Wellington Ambience Tiles Christchurch Amorini NZ 06 358 2759 Auckland APT 0800 225 5367 Auckland Apt Interiors 09 410 9494 Auckland Archant Ltd 0800 272 4268 Hastings Armstrong Interiors & Design 03 356 2636 Christchurch Artisan Design Ltd 09 309 8689 Auckland Artisan Stone Ltd 03 3480680 Christchurch Aspiring Kitchens & More 0800 202 171 Christchurch

Aurora Australis Interior 09 215 6154 Auckland

Burns & Ferrall Ltd 09 633 0900 Auckland

Contrast Interiors 09 835 3465 Auckland

Autocrat Joinery 07 574 8162 Tauranga

Busch Joinery Ltd 027 563 4537 Ashburton

Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 03 547 0010 Nelson

AVEORA Design Studio 09 374 4591 Auckland

Butterfield Bathrooms 027 351 1606 Christchurch

Cosentino NZ 09 274 9406 Auckland

B & M Joinery 03 265 2077 Cromwell

Cabinetry By West 07 888 3675 Matamata

Counties Kitchens 09 299 9231 Auckland

B&E Custom Made Furniture 027 566 5650 Auckland

Capital Kitchens & Interiors Ltd 04 232 4135 Porirua

Creative Kitchens 09 2741484 Auckland

Carlielle Kitchens 09 238 5222 Auckland

Cronin Kitchens 09 813 6192 Auckland

CDK Stone NZ Ltd 0800 803 932 Auckland

Cube Dentro 09 297 7830 Auckland

CDK Stone NZ Ltd 03 928 2303 Christchurch

Danska Cabinetmaking 09 438 1100 Whangarei

Celia Visser Design Ltd 09 917 1794 Auckland

DBJ Furniture 09 443 0296 Auckland

Central Benchmakers Ltd 03 448 7514 Alexandra

DESIGN BY MG 027 563 4877 Whangaparaoa

Bastian Wellington Ltd 04 576 0644 Wellington Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 03 388 8111 Christchurch Bates Surfaces 09 525 4705 Auckland Bays Joinery Ltd 03 544 0087 Nelson Beaver Kitchens Limited 07 3087642 Whakatane Benchtop Concepts 03 343 9218 Christchurch BespOak Kitchens & Furniture 07 572 4442 Tauranga Bespoke Projects Ltd 09 945 0559 Bestline Kitchens Ltd 09 534 1327 Auckland Blum New Zealand Ltd 09 820 5051 Christchurch BML Kitchens 09 412 2350 Auckland Bonham Interior Ltd 09 303 1547 Auckland Borges Design 09 2162125 Auckland Boxwood Design 027 211 4167 Auckland

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Central Joinery Ltd 09 250 2130 Auckland Charlotte Roberts Designs Ltd 09 444 4949 Auckland Chilton + Mayne Architecture Ltd 03 307 1126 Ashburton Colleen Holder Design 09 527 1420 Auckland Comber and Comber 03 384 0900 Christchurch Commercial Joinery Wellington 04 387 2050 Wellington Communication Link Ltd 021 999 329 Arrowtown Compusoft Pacific Pty Ltd 0061 3909 56301 Australia Construction Marketing Services Ltd 09 589 2068 Auckland

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Gold Kitchens Ltd 0508 464 653 Auckland

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Image Glass Ltd 09 576 9858 Auckland

Kitchen Makeover 07 928 8815 Tauranga

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Hacker Kitchens 09 476 2590 Auckland

In Residence Ltd 09 309 3023 Auckland

Kitchen Mania Ltd 09 588 4045 Auckland

Essex Cabinetmakers Ltd 09 827 3845 Auckland

Hafele NZ Ltd 09 274 2040 Auckland

Ingrid Geldof Design 03 377 2557 Christchurch

Kitchen Story 09 218 6148 Auckland

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Hagley Kitchens Ltd 03 961 0966 Christchurch

Innovative Kitchens (2010) Ltd 09 625 3500 Auckland

Kitchen Studio Christchurch South 03 343 3376 Christchurch

Eurodesign 09 443 1260 Auckland

Handcraft Kitchens & Joinery 03 371 7581 Christchurch

Inside Space 021 156 8136 Palmerston North

Kitchen Studio Dunedin 03 455 5101 Dunedin

European Ceramic Tiles Ltd 09 303 3226 Auckland

Harvey Norman Commercial 0800 222 699 Auckland

Farquhar Design Kitchens Ltd 07 573 4170 Te Puke

Heathcote Appliances 07 839 5443 Hamilton

Ferndale Furniture Ltd 04 568 7879 Wellington

Heirloom International 09 274 4443 Auckland

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Heirloom Kitchens 07 578 6361 Tauranga

Finesse Joinery Ltd 03 352 3457 Christchurch

Hello Home Interiors 021 0295 5156 Upper Hutt

Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd 09 273 0660 Auckland

Henric Group Ltd 04 238 1508 Wellington

Frances Robinson Design 027 492 5416 Auckland

Hettich New Zealand 0800 438 842 Auckland

Fyfe Kitchens 09 274 7055 Auckland German Kitchens Ltd 04 802 4806 Wellington GFL Benchtops Ltd 09 299 6237 Papakura Gibbs Industries (Waikato) Ltd 07 847 8193 Hamilton Glass Art Ltd 07 928 3366 Bay of Plenty

Hideaway Bins 09 426 7456 Auckland HM Design 021 717 404 Cromwell Hostess Joinery BOP 07 575 6042 Hamilton Hostess Joinery Ltd 07 847 3099 Hamilton HR Jones & Co Ltd Kitchen Centre 06 323 4388 Manawatu

Interior Fittings Ltd 07 348 1041 Bay of Plenty Interno Ltd 09 44 44 335 Auckland Jessica Valintine Design 021 575 723 JKW Interior Architecture and Design 09 3773833 Auckland Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 027 480 7400 Christchurch Joinery IT 07 392 1001 Matamata Jones & Sandford Timber & Hardware 06 759 4399 New Plymouth Jones Family Business 09 571 5742 Auckland Just Detailing 022 018 2594 Auckland Kapiti Kitchen & Bathroom Centre 04 293 1084 Waikanae KCandy&Co. Interior Design 027 596 0394 Auckland Kings Custom Ltd 09 845 2936 Auckland

Kitchen Studio East Tamaki 09 274 5201 Auckland Kitchen Studio Group Support Office 0800 177 177 Auckland Kitchen Studio Hamilton 07 847 0582 Hamilton Kitchen Studio Hastings 06 870 4327 Hastings Kitchen Studio Manukau 09 263 8424 Auckland Kitchen Studio Nelson 03 546 5035 Nelson Kitchen Studio New Plymouth 06 758 8870 New Plymouth Kitchen Studio Newmarket/Greenlane 09 520 3584 Auckland Kitchen Studio North Shore 09 443 3264 Auckland Kitchen Studio Palmerston North 06 356 4600 Palmerston North Kitchen Studio Petone 04 801 9219 Wellington

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NKBA membership May 2021 continued from previous page Kitchen Studio Tauranga 07 927 7777 Tauranga Central

Living Timber 04 567 2577 Wellington

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Next Edition Kitchens 09 430 3074 Whangarei

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Love My Kitchen Benchtop 07 867 5170 Turua

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MF Turnbull Ltd 03 365 2519 Christchurch

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Kitchen Things NZ Ltd 09 574 1063 Auckland

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Nicola Ross Design 021 537 746 Palmerston North

Kitchen Vision 2017 Ltd 09 486 0811 Auckland

Lyall Park Joinery 03 313 9985 Rangiora

Millbrook Kitchens Ltd 03 313 5764 Rangiora

Ninety Degree Kitchens and Design 022 624 0056 Kerikeri

Kitchenmaker T K & C Cabinets Ltd 09 836 5420 Auckland

Mackay Kitchens Ltd 03 365 3988 Christchurch

Mirotone NZ Ltd 09 272 2730 Auckland

Noel Leeming Group 0800 444 488 Auckland

Kitchens by Design 09 379 3084 Auckland

Mal Corboy Design 09 521 7167 Auckland

Misco Joinery 03 383 4384 Christchurch

Nordzco Joinery 03 348 4890 Christchurch

Kitchens Queenstown 03 442 3829 Queenstown

Mardeco International Ltd 09 428 0658 Auckland

Moda Smart Kitchens 0800 466 632 Auckland

NZ Rangehood Installers Ltd 0800 080 224 Whitianga

Kitchens to Go Ltd 09 625 3501 Auckland

Margaret Young Designs 03 218 1275 Invercargill

Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 03 365 1675 Christchurch

Oakleys Plumbing 03 379 4750 Christchurch

KitchenTech Ltd 09 236 3694 Auckland

Mastercraft - Botany (Jag Kitchens) 09 271 3131 Auckland

Modern Kitchens 07 575 4844 Tauranga

Oakleys Plumbing Supplies Dunedin 03 466 3600 Dunedin

KĪtini 03 356 2922 Christchurch

Mastercraft - Pukekohe (Mega Manufacturing Ltd) 09 239 2226 Auckland

Montage Kitchens 07 847 9174 Hamilton

O'Brien Group 03 384 2139 Christchurch

Mother Hubbards Cupboards 04 529 7174 Wellington

O'Brien Group (2012) Ltd 03 489 3849 Mosgiel

Mt Iron Joinery 03 443 8075 Wanaka

Onboard NZ Ltd 021 994 770 Tauranga

KMD Kitchens 09 827 2884 Auckland Kouzina Appliances 09 377 7822 Auckland La Bella Kitchens Ltd 09 533 7183 Auckland Ladd Joinery Ltd 04 237 9175 Wellington Lamiform 2006 Ltd 06 758 2257 New Plymouth Laminex New Zealand 09 571 4440 Auckland Lee Brothers Cabinets and Joinery 07 348 0620 Rotorua Leith Joinery 03 477 0115 Dunedin Lily & Forbes Interior Design Ltd 021 034 1220 Christchurch Linea Stone Ltd 09 820 0795 Auckland

Mastercraft - Tauranga (Mastercraft BOP) 07 578 9641 Bay of Plenty Mastercraft - Wellington (Your Kitchen Ltd) 04 576 9348 Lower Hutt Mastercraft - Whangamata (Whangamata Woodworks Ltd) 07 865 7947 Whangamata Masterwood Joinery 03 445 0313 Cromwell Matisse 09 302 2284 Auckland MB Brown Ltd 06 378 9898 Masterton McGrath Benchtop Solutions Ltd 03 489 7377 Dunedin McGregor Cabinetmakers Ltd 09 624 0653 Auckland Megabits 09 445 8480 Auckland

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Multistone 0800 255 556 Auckland Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 03 343 0360 Christchurch MWF Manufacturing Ltd 03 365 6218 Christchurch My Kitchen Makeover 0800 696 253 Auckland Native Timber Joinery 07 871 6188 Te Awamutu NC Design (2014) Ltd 021 240 9225 Christchurch Neo Design Ltd 09 443 4461 Auckland New Zealand Panels Group 0800 477 436 Auckland

Pacific Coast Kitchens NZ Ltd 07 548 0606 Tauranga Pacific Stone Ltd 07 578 5024 Tauranga Parex Industries 0800 200 510 Auckland Parklane Kitchens & Interiors Ltd 09 425 9095 Warkworth Paula Humphreys Design 027 239 5186 Loburn Pauline Stockwell Design 027 894 397 Taupo Perfect Lines - Kitchens & Cabinetry 021 0295 0552 Silverdale Peter Hay Kitchens 0800 744 548 Auckland

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Ryan's Kitchens & Joinery 03 348 7921 Christchurch

Stephanie Kusel Design 04 570 0725 Wellington

TopZone Benchtops 03 547 6923 Nelson

Pocketspace Interiors 09 212 6820 Auckland

Sage Doors Ltd 09 415 6322 Auckland

Sticks+Stones Design 022 090 5253 Whangarei

Total Kitchens (Hamilton Kitchens) 07 850 9040 Hamilton

Popular Kitchens 09 576 6358 Auckland

Sandrina Huish Interiors 09 846 4825 Auckland

Stone & Joinery Solutions 09 415 2800 Auckland

Trethewey Stone Ltd 04 567 5198 Lower Hutt

Stone and Tops 09 525 2556 Auckland

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PPG Industries (NZ) Ltd 09 573 1620 Auckland

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PR Kitchen & Washroom Systems NZ Ltd 09 964 0400 Auckland

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Precision Bathrooms Ltd 0800 470 076 Auckland

Schneider Electric NZ 0800 652 999 Auckland

Prestige Joinery Ltd 06 377 1331 Masterton

Schwarz Design Ltd 027 281 3023 Auckland

Pridex Kitchens - Wellington 04 499 8501 Wellington

Sean Monk Design 021 323 667 Auckland

Prime Kitchens 0800 111 190 Christchurch

Shane George Design 09 528 8614 Auckland

Rabbitte Joinery Ltd 06 870 8911 Hastings

Shannon Pepper Design 021 343 782 Whangaparaoa

Rawcraft Kitchens 06 843 9008 Hawkes Bay

SlabCo Ltd - Auckland 09 414 4222 Christchurch

Real Interior NZ 09 623 1795 Auckland

SlabCo Ltd - Canterbury 03 349 5816 Christchurch

Redwood Kitchens Ltd 027 8855441 Wellington

Smart Bathroom Ltd 0508 427 366 Lincoln

Reece Group 03 3660 185 Christchurch

SMJ Ltd 07 378 8049 Taupo

Regal Plus Joinery 09 438 2989 Whangarei

South Architects 03 943 0369 Christchurch

Renalls Joinery Ltd 06 379 8008 Greytown

Southern Creations 03 348 7097 Christchurch

Resene 04 577 0500 Wellington

Southern Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 03 488 4056 Dunedin

Robertson NZ Ltd 09 573 0490 Auckland

Spin Design 021 130 7053 Auckland

The Kitchen Krewe 021 301 212 Auckland

Yellowfox 09 525 3451 Auckland

robyndesign 027 545 3640 Cass Bay

Sprayman 2017 Ltd 09 625 8776 Auckland

The Kitchen Place Ltd 09 527 1221 Auckland

Zander Edward Interiors 021 147 3781 Lower Hutt

Rowson Kitchen & Joinery Ltd 06 769 6886 New Plymouth

St Michel Industries Ltd 09 837 4276 Auckland

The Sellers Room 03 547 7144 Nelson

Zenstone NZ 021 923 922 Kaitaia

Stone by Design Ltd 09 271 5790 Auckland Stone Interiors Ltd 027 562 1515 Rotorua Stratford Interior Design 09 921 1668 Auckland SWP Interiors Ltd 09 828 2755 Waimauku Sydenham Joinery Ltd 03 379 6840 Christchurch Synergy Bathroomware 09 623 1688 Auckland TAWA Architecture 021 995 573 Cambridge Taylor Made Joinery 03 455 6520 South Dunedin Terry Lobb Colour and Design Ltd 027 602 3298 Wanganui The Joinery King Ltd 04 473 6367 Wellington The Kitchen Business 07 574 4527 Tauranga The Kitchen Centre 09 837 0201 Auckland The Kitchen Hub 09 476 6857 Auckland

Tristone Solid Surfaces 03 550 0822 Christchurch Turton Oliver 07 855 5247 Hamilton Universal Granite Ltd 09 274 8846 Auckland UnserHaus - Bosch/NEFF/Gaggenau 0800 245 708 Auckland Vekart Ltd 07 343 9000 Rotorua Von Sturmer's 021 759 019 Auckland Waikato Benchtops Ltd 07 902 5253 Huntly Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 03 443 7890 Wanaka Wellington Benchtops 04 577 3640 Lower Hutt Wellington Granite 04 589 6167 Lower Hutt Woodshack Kitchens Ltd 03 347 9790 Christchurch Workshop Designs Ltd 027 841 5005 Masterton Wright Kitchens & Cabinetry 04 528 6020 Upper Hutt JOINERS Magazine June 2021 page 93

PRODUCT focus Performance & flexibility when planing & profiling The Profimat 50 from Weinig has arrived at Jacks Auckland! Profimat 17s and 23s are a common sight in small to medium workshops around NZ, and now after almost two decades in the wilderness, the Profimat line has been relaunched. The new Profimats have been designed to offer small to medium manufacturers maximum performance and flexible production when planing and profiling. The Profimat 50 is available in 5 or 6 spindle configurations. With the Memory Plus control system and CNC radial positioning, this will be an ideal machine for flexible jobbing operations needing to switch between S4S and moulding applications. The usual Weinig quality is a given – a robust cast-iron base

and precision-machined spindles help deliver a high surface quality, while sitting comfortably within an 8.8m2 footprint. The Profimat 50 runs at a frequency controlled speed up to 30m/min, with spindles running at 7000rpm, or optionally 8000rpm. Users can expect to find a wealth of technology at their fingertips that until now has only been available on larger moulders in the Weinig portfolio, at a modest investment level. If you’re interested in seeing a Profimat 50 in person, demos are available by appointment in Jacks’ Auckland showroom – but get in quick, because the machine in stock won’t last long!

For more information contact Neil Dodunski at Jacks, neil.dodunski@ or 027 563 0679

Small but mighty – have you installed a pull-out shelf lock yet?


uality of living is not only determined by design but also by convenience. With Pullout shelf lock, the tiny addition to MOVENTO runners means you can securely lock the pull-out shelf in place and use it as extra worktop space.

Thanks to the synchronisation shaft, this space saving mechanism can be released with one hand. Perfect for use in the kitchen, home office, laundry and so many more applications, Pull-out shelf lock adds a point of difference to your work, an ergonomic solution

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for an economic upgrade. With just two ordering codes, this tiny addition makes a huge impact on everyday workspaces for your customers and thanks to the high weight loading capacity of MOVENTO runners, the shelf can safely hold up to 70kgs.

Head to and find Pull-out shelf lock under the Runner Systems hierarchy to see everything this little fella can help you accomplish.

Software maintenance & software testing


f you have ever set up a software to meet your business needs, you know the satisfaction you feel when you get to the point that things just work. Great! Give yourself a high five! Time to celebrate – but don’t turn the page and move on forever. The same goes for when you drive your new car off the lot. Feels good! But you know that if you neglect oil changes, you’re setting yourself up for disaster down the road. The more simple the tool, the simpler the maintenance. The maintenance that hand saw requires is no comparison to a CNC, but the CNC generates far more dollars for your business. The more capabilities the software has, the more you can make it work the way you want it to. When you do this, you may be using the software differently than the next guy – He might be using the exact same software but has set it up differently. Multiply this by thousands (or millions) of users with the same software – all with individual setups, hardware, networks, languages … the list goes on. This capacity to adapt your software to your

specific processes is a powerful advantage that feeds into what makes your business different from the next shop, but it also becomes something that needs to be managed. When new versions of the software are released, everyone’s experience might be a little, or a lot, different. It can take some digging and testing in order to find what’s working and what’s not. It takes some learning to understand new features and new possibilities. It might even seem tempting to skip it and continue using the version that’s humming along nicely, but this plan is not sustainable. At some point, you realize you’ve been left behind and then end up with an urgent and significant hurdle to tackle if you want to catch up. So maybe just wait for others to test out the new version and try and hop on board later when most of the kinks have been worked out, right? This is true when you keep your settings really basic. But for more demanding configurations, this might not be the best strategy. The best time to start testing is when the new version is released.

This is the time to find things that are not working well with your particular setup. This is the time when fixing these issues is fresh in the developers minds and they are available to fix them. If you rely on others to test, then there might be issues that do not affect others but that do affect your setup. The testing phase is not volunteer work you’re doing for the sake of the software company, but rather it’s a way to get a head start with the software developer and ensure the issues that might arise in your particular setup are not overlooked. Testing ensures your issues get attention so that you can transition to the new version with as much ease and success as possible. There typically is a lot of testing that’s done before the release of a new version, but testing that happens directly in the market cannot be replicated in-house. In your businesses is where the rubber hits the road. This is where the software gets exposed to all the different scenarios and this is when the squeaky wheels get the grease. Just like the continuous learning on software never ends, neither

should refining it to better suit your business. By transitioning to every version you have a smaller number of changes to adapt each year. Keeping up with the new versions of your software will help you avoid down-time trying to catch up on several changes that happen when you wait several versions. Cabinet Vision has a new version each year that runs side by side with older versions. The older version of Cabinet Vision remaining intact for daily production while you test new features on the new version. In New Zealand, Joinery IT assist businesses to implement new versions, utilising new features where possible and delivering software add-ons for new hardware supplied to market.

Contact Philip Smith at Joinery IT on 021 201 4450 to learn more about software testing without disrupting production.

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