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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2021

modern machines cnc’s and the software that drives them

the rise of the bin from luxury to necessity

water based finishes cleaner and greener technology


Matrix Slimwall Drawer. E L E GAN T A N D S T R E A M L IN E D .


Matrix 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.

Elegant Design.

Comfortable Adjustment.

Side panels in slim, streamlined design in three drawer side heights (89/128/175 mm) with selected surfaces and optional push-toopen for handle-free furniture designs.

Access even in confined spaces thanks to height, depth and side adjustment underneath drawer and tilt adjustment inside the drawer.

Generous Usage.

Convincing Performance.

More usable space in the drawer and easy fitting of inserts thanks to slim 90° inner drawer wall.

Smooth closing due to runner with integrated soft closing mechanism.


Free Space. E L E G A N T A N D S T RE A M L IN E D .


Smooth Operation. Feather-Light operation with multiposition stop at the same time.

Free Space is a hingeless, upward-opening flap fitting of a compact construction that only requires a very shallow installation depth of 63 mm. This makes it suitable for use even with very shallow cupboards. Despite its small size, it can securely support heavy flap weights.

Compact Design.

Less Components.

Less volume, more storage space. The compact design of Free Space means it can fit into very shallow cabinets and leaves more space for storage.

Less components means cheaper logistics and less storage space required. It also means a faster installation time.

Fast Installation.

Push-On Mounting of Door.

Coming equipped with just one pre-set fixing screw, Free space can be fitted in record time.

Front panels can be installed and removed quickly, without the need for tools.


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Contemporary surface design in kitchens and bathrooms is constantly presented with new products extending and improving options for designers and manufacturers. We look at some new colours and new textures for a variety of purpose.

Biesse Rover B FT HD - p.32 photo courtesy Biesse

Panel to product 20 COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Paul Ingram explores operating in the newest normal and urges members to consider themselves for their regional executives.

NKBA report 74

NKBA predictions for 2021 tell us we can expect more white, more timber and some very well organised sculleries.

Steering a Course 80

Ian Featherstone discusses mindset, belief and growth and how we can choose to believe that obstacles in our path are either impediments or opportunities to learn from.

The links between machinery and software are becoming more important and more user friendly. We look at a range of CNC machinery designed to process faster and more efficiently and the software that drives it.

Cutting stone 36 Premier Stone based in the Auckland industrial district of East Tamaki is a great example of a modern stone benchtop cutting and polishing operation. Bob Nordgren went to have a look at their machinery and find out why.

Due Process 82

Geoff Hardy provides some tips and advice on what you should and shouldn’t do if financial difficulties threaten your business.

Bin Systems 50 The last decade has brought multiple and specialised options creating easy access for recycling systems in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and more. Several of our biggest suppliers display the latest initiatives in integrated bin systems.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 10 Education 78 NZJMF membership 84 Classifieds 92 Advertiser index 92

Water-based finishes 60 Water based finishes continue to gain market share as they become more attractive in terms of sustainability, durability, usability and price. Bob Nordgren discusses the options with several of the larger suppliers and manufacturers who are leading the way.

Taranaki Master Joiners 50TH anniversary bash - p.91 JOINERS Magazine March 2021 page 3

from the president 11.02.2021

The newest normal I

wonder what the newest normal will look like. It’s mid-February and Auckland has returned to level 3 and the rest of the country to level 2. Deja vu? One very real threat just now is that we may need to postpone our conference again if event sizes are restricted to 100 people. That would be hugely disappointing considering the work that has gone into standing up the Inspired Conference 2.0 and the Excellence Awards. The conference is organised from Master Joiners National Office and thanks must go to Allison and her team for top job they are doing and the perseverance they have for navigating the obstacles around event management in the newest normal. The support for our event from industry is fantastic with some key partnerships formed and all the event space sold out. We are very appreciative of the enthusiasm Industry Suppliers have shown in supporting the conference financially and with alignment of their brands with the programme content. If my preferred version of the newest normal has come to fruition, then reading this should be a reminder for the slow starters to get a conference registration in so you don’t miss out on attending what I’m sure will be a great event and a rare opportunity to catch up with those you haven’t seen since Invercargill 2019. This will also be our opportunity to celebrate excellence in our trade and at the same time showcase to the wider industry and public the skills our member companies use to create great spaces. A big tick to those who have made the time to prepare entries into the awards, it has required more dedication that in other years given the demands on time and resources. Thank you.

With the newest normal come the challenges around being organised and planning ahead. Supply issues require us to think differently to how we have in other years. We are now back to carrying more stock and needing to order weeks or even months in advance to secure materials. There is cost to all this and we’re not the same “just in time, waste eliminating” efficient industry we were. This is the newest normal. I guess we’re all increasing our mental fitness. We are required to be much more agile that in the past and adapt to situations as they have developed. I hope you’re doing okay and making sure there is time for family, staying healthy, and taking care of yourself. Don’t forget there is a strong Master Joiners community who understand and that can lend a hand if you need – don’t go it alone I’m very proud of the work the Master Joiners Executive have done over the last few years. There is a solid strategic direction that sits over the top of the challenges of Covid and lockdowns. The plan that is in place sets the course for doing the right things at the right time. Many of the pieces of the puzzle have been completed already, and there are good people leading each of the three themes – Education, Membership, and Advocacy. This might all sound like something that won’t make a difference in your situation, and yes the more notable benefits may be for us as a whole industry – the tribe, but increasingly the tactics will deliver an even better Master Joiners experience for each of the regions – the village and from there into our individual business’s – our family. As with every organisation change is required to reflect the changes

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It’s the AGM season and the regions will each be looking for someone just like you to put your hand up and do your bit. There is a lot of satisfaction and pride to be taken from voluntarily taking on a role for the good of the game in community and the way we go about our lives and conduct business. For those who have been Master Joiner members for many years you’ll recognise that we need to do things differently these days, try new things, and appeal to a different consumer. The challenge is to accept a move away from the way things have always been done. The newest normal The Master Joiners AGM is scheduled for May and this will bring my tenure as National President to an end. Its gone so fast! I feel very privileged to hold the position and can honestly say its one of the most rewarding things I’ve done. I have a much broader perspective of our industry and what makes it tick. An understanding for members and how diverse our situations all are. I have met some very inspirational people and banked useful experience as challenges have been overcome. I have made time in my week to fulfil the role and no I didn’t think I had any spare time either but like all things we are passionate about, I made

some space, I have been more efficient. The return on that time investment has been huge. I have developed skills that my business benefits from, especially around strategic thinking and governance. I have a more sustainable business with an organised and skilled team. It is the AGM season and the regions will each be looking for someone just like you to put your hand up and do your bit. There is a lot of satisfaction and pride to be taken from voluntarily taking on a role for the good of the game and represent your region, or country – probably much like All Blacks used to feel before the massive salaries and endorsements came along. I’m certain you wouldn’t regret stepping forward to help to progress our strategic direction and foster our networks ensuring that Joinery and our allied trades remain sustainable and rewarding for all involved. See you in Hamilton, best of luck with the newest normal Paul Ingram National President Registered Master Joiners

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from the Publisher









The magazine for the joinery, cabinetmaking & kitchen manufacturing industries Official Publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation

Editor Michael Goddard michael@joiners.net.nz Timber and panel store options p. 66.

Publisher Bob Nordgren bob@joiners.net.nz

A lot to Read


ur March edition has a good cross section of activities all demonstrating productivity amongst the trades we cover despite the pall of Covid 19. Of particular note is our coverage of the latest in CNC based machinery and related software. This field is ever evolving with CNC becoming embedded more and more in both small and large enterprises. The increasing dominance of CNC and the emergence of robotism in the factory environment are two themes we look at in this issue. Another theme is the continued rise of water based coatings. In an update we look at what suppliers are saying about this ever increasing move away from solvent based to water based. Coatings supplier Resene put their offering on the table for the first time in the magazine as well.




There are several interesting storylines on well known suppliers and joinery and cabinetry businesses in this issue from manufacturer Greenmount Espies on robots in the factory to Sage Manufacturing with their new air extraction system to Next Level Joinery and what they offer to Stack It and their useful factory storage systems. There is no underestimating the use of label systems to keep componentry in check from All About Labels either. The Master Joiners have their Annual Conference coming up in late March in Hamilton, a must attend really for all Master Joiner members: it promises to be an inspirational event. A really useful thing for readers are the State of Industry reports, a read I strongly recommend if you want to judge the pulse of the industry through the topsy turvy times we have endured of recent.

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There really is a lot to look at in this issue: all the above and the latest in bin systems, the range of panel options available out there plus all our usual columns. As we move through the rest of our Summer with the ups and downs of Covd 19 and the promise of the vaccine to come we trust our industry insights give you the reader something both useful and as well as entertaining.

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JOINERS Magazine is the official publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation. It is distributed to members of the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing industries and is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Advertising statements or editorial opinion are not necessarily those of the publisher, its staff, the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation Inc., or their executives, unless expressly stated. All articles printed in JOINERS Magazine are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without the express consent of the Publisher or the authors therein. Advertisements and articles are accepted without liability as to the accuracy or otherwise of the factual matters represented.

AvanTech YOU for truly individual design The only drawer to let you change the drawer side colour with such ease. AvanTech YOU DesignCapes come in trend-led stainless steel, concrete, copper, and oak. You can even print your very own custom finish.

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European Federation of Woodworking Machinery & Tool Manufacturers turns 60

Design - Spaceworks design, Joiner - Retail Dimension, Products used - Veneer Art Planked, Veneer Art Sawn Planked Rustic, Acrylic Chalk Matt, Acrylic Greywacke Matt, Stone Statuario Venato Leather, Veneer Carob Quarter Cut, Melamine French Oak.

NZ Panels Group new showroom opens in Parnell NZ Panels Group has opened a brand new showroom which is open seven days a week, within the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell, Auckland. It replaces the showroom at the company's East Tamaki manufacturing site which is now closed. Designed very specifically for the architectural and designer audience, the showroom features surfaces from Prime Panels, along with Bestwood and Dezignatek who are also owned by NZ Panels Group. New technology and imagery give visitors an inspiring view of how these surfaces can be used in both residential and commercial projects. The concept design was developed by Spaceworks with Retail Dimension carrying out the detailed drawings and construction. Key features within the showroom include: •

A dynamic wall that shows off the most popular melamine and laminate designs in large format. QR codes on all surfaces that take you directly to the swatch on our website so samples can be ordered

Stone drawers that feature the entire Elements and Babylon Collection in large format

A styling wall with stunning mood boards and installation shots

A veneer space showing off NZ native veneers and Track my Tree QR codes which can be scanned to view the actual tree and location the veneer panel came from.

A wall of four different finishes for American White Oak including Prime Art Veneer planked, and in a rustic, sawn finish.

A beautiful island bench with stone benchtop in Prime Stone Statuario Venato leather finish and a veneer table workspace

A tablet allowing users to access a 'mini website' to browse ranges, view videos and order samples.

The Auckland-based specification team will be working out of the showroom by appointment with designers and architects. www.primepanels.co.nz

In 1958 and 1959, upon invitation of the French and German associations, the first meetings were held in order to explore an extension of French and German contacts for the foundation of a European committee. One year later in 1960 the “Comité européen des constructeurs de machines à bois” was founded with the immediate admission of Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Great Britain, and Netherlands. In 1964, the brand name Eumabois and the corresponding logo was adopted. Today, Eumabois stands for 60 years of joint, European goals and achievements, transformations, and decisions for the benefit of the European woodworking machinery and tool manufacturing industry. Eumabois was born by the decision of some delegates of the main European national associations of woodworking machinery manufacturers, with the aim of studying and informing on specific technical issues of the sector and to organize common exhibitions spaces. The federation, always with a nonprofit statute, is committed to improve the knowledge of European and international legislations in the field of regulations, safety requirements and other legislative boundary conditions for the woodworking machinery manufacturers. Now as before, the Eumabois federation supports the activities of technical and scientific committees and the promotion of trade fairs, dealing with all matters of relevance to its members. The success of Eumabois is driven by its member associations representing over 850 companies which jointly believe and support the European idea. This joint approach based on knowhow and passion is the basis for the global success of the European woodworking industry today as it was 60 years ago. 

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“Cheers to a great conference” – Joseph Eggels & Scott Ronald, Blum New Zealand

Visit Blum at the Master Joiners “Inspired to perform” conference We would love to see you on our stand at the 2021 Master Joiners Conference! On display will be a showcase of the latest Blum innovations so you can deliver inspirational cabinet applications straight to your clients in all areas of the home. Take a sneak peek at how our cabinet applications like SPACE STEP and SPACE TWIN can increase your clients quality of living in a new and innovative way. We would also love to hear your 2021 plans and how we can offer our support for your business. Our partnerships with our customers are our best channels of feedback so we can continue to serve your business needs, we look forward to those conversations again this year. 

March 25th – 27th 2021 Claudelands Event Centre Hamilton

Register now at www.masterjoiners.nz visit www.masterjoiners.nz

to download the full program and register online JOINERS Magazine March 2021 page 9

Laminex New Zealand

update Optimism for year ahead This time last year we were at the beginning of a journey most of us had not anticipated or forecast. Observing the ongoing reports of lockdowns across the globe we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy our freedom, the summer and the great outdoors with limited interruptions. The start of 2021 saw us all restart work with full production. We’re hearing our customers are optimistic with order books full for at least the next three months and beyond. The new dwelling consent data released from December 2020 shows that the consents are up 18% for the December 2020 quarter compared to the same period last year,which provides a positive outlook for our industry. We start 2021 with some exciting updates; we have opened a new purpose-built distribution centre in Hornby, Christchurch and are now fully operational. At the end of February, we launched three stunning new Caesarstone decors – Empira Black, Oxidian and Black Tempal. You can view full sheets and order samples of the new colours at our website www.laminex.co.nz. This range update is just one of several we have planned for the year and we look forward to sharing the others with you soon. We are rapidly approaching the 2021 Master Joiners Inspired Conference. As the Host sponsor, we are excited to be part of the conference which has a strong focus on education and well-being. Many businesses will have similar experiences with recruiting and retaining people, striving to continually improve and increase productivity to meet demand. Presentations covering these topics by subject matter experts will be extremely helpful, along with many others relevant to our customers and businesses. During the Conference we are opening our doors to Master Joiner members to visit our Melteca Plant, so you can see how we manufacture one of our most popular products and learn about our solar panel energy efficiency project. If you haven’t registered yet, you still have time and we highly recommend it. We look forward to seeing you there! Lastly thank you for your patience over the last year as we have experienced challenges, particularly related to supply chain. We are very conscious of the impact on our customers and have been working hard to minimise any disruption. After a positive start to 2021, here’s to a great year ahead for our customers and our industry. Mike Arthur General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Blums Christchurch Hub at 16 Avenger Crescent, Wigram is available to test drive bespoke kitchen arrangements with your clients.

Experience innovation with your customers Our new Christchurch Hub offers ‘no appointment needed’ hardware tours Monday to Friday with a space for you to consult with your clients afterwards and room to explore ideas. If the planning process is further down the track then it’s a great chance to book a kitchen test drive appointment for the project. Test drive cabinets will be moved into the arrangement of the plans for you prior to your session, so your clients can experience a 1:1 scale model of their future workspaces and storage.

Consultation space.

Email info.nz@blum.com for information or to book a kitchen test drive appointment

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Order Management by Blum is user friendly, always being improved and is a crucial part of our E-SERVICES dashboard which includes online techincal and planning tools. Request online ordering through your Blum Account Manager today 

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New surfaces New products Contemporary surface design in kitchens and bathrooms is constantly presented with new products extending and improving options in design, function and cost. We look at a few recent arrivals to market - new colours, new textures, new options, that will be of interest to designers and manufacturers across the spectrum.

Woodgrain p.14

Caspio p.16

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Ambio Terrazzo p.16

Sleekform p.18


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Laminex™ Woodgrains is engineered using a Japanese surface technology and embossing to create fine and textured woodgrains to deliver natural beauty and warmth to any space.

Cabinetry Laminex™ Woodgrain Sorrel Benchtop Caesarstone® Intense White™ 6011 Builder Divine Renovations Architect Alexandra Buchanan Architecture Photographer Villa Styling

Beautiful realism and performance T

he intricacies of working with veneer and the many processes to create the beautiful end-result is not without its pain points. You may also find, there’s always one customer that likes all that veneer has to offer, but their budget might not extend to cover the price.

The product is supplied prefinished, ready for fabrication without the need for lacquering or coating thus reducing lead times for delivery. The prefinished woodgrain is supported with the availability of matching textured 1mm ABS edgetape, or the newly introduced 1.2mm laser edgetape.

Laminex launched the Laminex ™ Woodgrain range back in September, offering a collection that provides an authentic woodgrain aesthetic and performance at a cost-effective price; an alternative solution to the traditional veneer.

Being an alternative solution to veneer, it has similar properties in terms of scratch and abrasion resistance, however it has a high level of UV resistance.

L a m i n e x ™ Wo o d g r a i n s i s engineered using a Japanese surface technology and embossing to create fine and textured woodgrains to deliver natural beauty and warmth to any space. The technology also means there is colour and grain consistency across batches, making it perfect for large spaces like reception or feature walls.

Laminex™ Woodgrain Collection strikes the perfect balance of a contemporary look with performance, making it suitable for use in vertical applications for kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinetry, high quality furniture and feature wall panelling. With the product in the market for over five months, feedback about the range has been extremely positive.

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“At Bays Joinery, our talented design team are specifying Woodgrain due to its fantastic properties across a number of applications. It performs exceptionally well in residential conditions but is hugely relevant in commercial projects as well. While living abroad, I have previously used Woodgrain extensively and we strongly believe that this product has found a gap in the market. Laminex Woodgrain is tactile, intriguing, resilient, sustainable and performs exceptionally in high UV conditions while being a costeffective solution sitting midway between melamine products and timber veneers. Essentially, we can cut down lead times, deliver a unique sustainable product with a clear focus on the quality we strive to deliver to our clientele.”

“I had a client that had his whole house out of Tasmanian Blackwood - floors, windows, stairs etc. He was looking for a substitute for his pantry and we found ‘Sorrel’ is one of the closest matches there is. Apart from the colour the finish has a warm wood feel to it and compliment the hardwoods 100%. Since then we have had a lot more enquiries about it, and another kitchen on the way. It’s really a lovely product, but you do need to treat it like a veneer board.” Denise Otto MCL Joinery Ltd

For more information about Laminex™ Woodgrains or to order samples, visit laminex.co.nz

Ben Knight Bays Joinery


Laser edgetape now available

A collection of six finished woodgrain panels that are rich in colour and texture. • Supplied as finished panels so no coating or lacquering is needed

Textured Finish

• Consistent colour and pattern • UV stable for indoor use • 2800x1220 sheet size

Consistent Pattern Repeat

• Matching 22x1mm textured ABS and 22x1.2mm laser edgetape • Recommended for vertical use • 7 year warranty View laminex.co.nz for full range, swatches and brochure. Contact your Laminex representative to find out more.

UV Stable Indoor Use Versus natural timbers

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Prime Panels relaunches its Prime Laminate range

Caspio is a new gold-veined design that has matched edgetape and is available in both a post-formable Benchtop size and as a 2440 x 1220 pressed panel.

A bigger crossover range and edge tape offer With high-pressure laminate becoming increasingly popular for vertical cabinetry, Prime Panels has updated its Pressed HPL Panel offer by adding in seven best sellers from its existing Benchtop HPL range. Two additional designs have also been introduced to the range. There are now a total of 37 designs that have an affordable 2440 x 1220 sheet that can be pressed on either MDF or Plywood, including all the SoftMatt colours. Marble and concrete designs dominate the new line-up which has seen the retirement of some lower selling colours to make way for the updated Pressed HPL Panel offer. There are 18 crossover designs that appear in

both the Pressed HPL Panel and the Benchtop HPL ranges (all of them with edge tape). That means plenty of creative scope to meet the demand for matched splashbacks, benchtops and front cabinetry where desired. The Benchtop HPL range has also received a boost with the addition of a bold new terrazzo design along with a finer terrazzo, and a new gold-veined design (Caspio) which also appears in the Pressed HPL Panel range. New ABS edge tape in either 53 or 55m wide has been introduced for the most popular benchtop colours, bringing the total edge tape offer to 35 for the combined ranges. 

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A resurgence in interest for Terrazzo designs has seen the addition of Ambio Terrazzo to the Benchtop HPL range.

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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Panelform’s unique 45° angle doors Throughout 2020, Panelform’s design and engineering expertise was at work – developing and building a machine to produce the ultimate 45° handle-less door! Here’s why you should choose Panelform for your handle-less doors: Introducing Sleekform. The perfectly formed (not edged) angle of Sleekform with its 2mm radius top edge is, in itself, a masterpiece of machining; delivering aesthetics and practicality that are unrivalled. For Panelform, Sleekform is a logical progression. Since 1994, when we began with continuous postforming of melamine board, we’ve been all about form – fewer edge joins, smoother angle transitions and cleaner profiles. Through progressive technologies and products Panelform is continuing to lead the way in innovation and the design and engineering of door and panel products. From postforming melamine, Panelform moved to thermoforming (their Durostyle range), and now bring Sleekform StyleLite acrylic doors to you. Sleekform doors are manufactured from StyleLite acrylic board. The board is precisely machined to create the angled shape and a flap of the acrylic laminate. In throughfeed format, a StyleLite acrylic board is fed into the machine, which mills, heats, applies glue, forms, applies

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pressure, trims and buffs the door. It goes in as StyleLite acrylic board and comes out as Sleekform! Panelform has created Sleekform following their commitment to always bring the best in design and quality to the market. After seeing angled doors on the market, they knew there was a better way to produce this type of door. Compared to the flat-top shape of many angled door, Sleekform’s profile not only looks superior, but allows a lot more room for finger grip on the top of the door (suitable for larger hand sizes). Handle-less doors get a lot more handling and therefore wear and tear than doors with handles. Having a seamless formed edge rather than a taped edge means a door that will last and will look new for longer. Features of Sleekform: • Better aesthetics • More room for finger grip than flat-top angled doors • Seamless top edge with smooth 2mm radius • No discolouration at formed top edge

Sleekform is available in any of the StyleLite acrylic colours. As shown, some of the StyleLite range is stocked by Panelform to allow for shorter lead times, and some colours are available up to 2750mm long. (Because of the production process, Sleekform doors are not available in melamine colours). Sleekform doors are available to be ordered on Panelform’s quoting/ordering website – EasyOrder.

Contact Panelform today for your Sleekform sample pack!

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From panel to product CNC’s and software Ease of use, processing speed, quality of finished product, minimisation of waste, reduction of labour content. The CNC revolution has made huge advances in all these areas over the last two decades and the improvements keep coming. We look at some of the machinery and software available today to ensure a smooth flow of material through the factory. From storage to processing to labeling, there are many options available to suit size of operation, size of budget and the size of your factory.

The Vitap K2 - a “Can Do” CNC for everything The Vitap K2 is an extremely versatile CNC. It can rout shapes, drill 5 sides in one step, square workpieces to a finished size, profile all 4 edges in one step, even process stair stringers and mortice locks in doors. The small 4.5m2 footprint make it ideal as a supplementary CNC for larger workshops or for the workshop with limited space that typically manufactures a bit of everything. The enclosed design of the K2 reduces noise and dust in the workshop as well as maximising safety. Low running costs due to no vacuum pumps are also a bonus.

With a processing width of 1250mm an unlimited workpiece length and 5KW router spindle, capacity is not an issue. The edge processing capability makes the K2 ideal for processing recesses for Lamello and OVVO connectors. Equipped with CAD/CAM software and optional Bar code scanning functionality making “screen to machine” manufacturing quick and easy. For more information on the Vitap K2 call Jacks on 0800 522 577.

design to CNC with a single click - 3d Kitchens modification 3D Kitchen Pro Toolpath version is specifically built to run from design to CNC. There have been a number of recent modifications and additions to enable that to be a single click process. So if you do not need to make any manual alterations you can load your designs and process all the G-Code Toolpath output in one click. This will make the processing of your jobs quicker and more streamlined. You are still able to stop and make modifications if needed. We have also added a new 'Job Profile' function which helps in planning and also automatically adjusts your CNC output to match your designs. A job

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profile is simply the basic information about your job and it is all entered on a single screen when you start your job design. This enables you to set all parameters including toe height, cabinet heights and depths for each category, material type and thickness for carcass and doors, vertical positions for upper cabinets and many other functions. So to produce high quality 3D Designs and pass them to your CNC machine has never been easier or quicker. 3D Kitchen provides a simple, productive and very cost effective experience. www.3dkitchen.com

The Job Profile is entered on a single screen.


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Liam and Braden Russell.

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he world we live in is constantly moving forward and with that comes change. This is no more so than in the world of manufacturing and processing wood and panel based product and componentry where to thrive, speed and accuracy is dovetailed with the need to meet the highest standard of quality possible and to be competitive, in the most economic and efficient way. In the last decade we have seen great strides made in the development and implementation of robotic technology in the factory environment that allows for the cutting, labelling, moving and storage of panel componentry pending eventual assembly into finished product such as kitchen cabinetry, shopfittings and furniture amongst other things. More and more so it is being seen as apparent that robotism in the factory process should not be viewed as stand alone but rather as a fully integrated part of the business.

Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine recently had the opportunity to discuss these very issues with Graham Russell Managing Director of Greenmount Espies, one of the largest contract panel and wood manufacturers JOINERS Magazine March 2021 page 22

in New Zealand based in Auckland’s East Tamaki along with his two sons Braden and Liam who also work for the company. Graham has been looking at various forms of factory automation and robotics as part of an ongoing project with German machinery manufacturers HOMAG AG who are world leaders in robotic factory systems, to purchase (during Lockdown Level 4 last year here in New Zealand I might add) a robotic saw (SAWTEQ B-300) and automated warehouse storage system (STORETEQ S-200) which arrived in June 2020 but because of Covid 19 was not installed and commissioned until November 2020.

The interesting question was why buy such a system? “Perhaps at the centre of all this is consistency of performance.” Graham comments “Reducing mistakes perhaps even poor decisions in some cases. You can achieve better control of the workflow along with panel management. Along with the normal software upgrades and other management improvements it will also leave a clear path open to investment in future planned operations of the business as well. This leads to efficiencies and improved profitability.” The system installed can be operated in a fully automated, semi automated or indeed manual mode which makes for a responsive, reactive and flexible factory operation. It leads to full space utilisation for both the cutting and storage of panel product. It is ideal for Batch 1 production where through a process of aligning, clamping and redirecting combined with auto labelling of component parts this seemingly ‘chaotic” production can cut and compile literally hundreds of components ready for further processing in an organised way. It suits

Saw design Essentially, the two basic models correspond in both design and features to the SAWTEQ B-300 and the SAWTEQ B-400. For customers, this means that they will get a panel dividing saw that has proven itself in practice and embodies quality and reliability.

Robot technology The SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec are equipped with the same robot technology as the wellestablished batch size 1 cell SAWTEQ B-320 flexTec. Again proven technology and maximum reliability. In robot operation: • Highly efficient batch size 1 production with up to 800 parts per shift • Low unit costs per part • Partially unmanned operation • Extremely low error rates

Wide variety of features The robot saws SAWTEQ B-300 flexTec and SAWTEQ B-400 flexTec can be extensively customized to match different requirements and manufacturing environments. A wealth of optional technical features make sure of this in the same way as they do for panel dividing saws without robot.

Intelligent destacking Feeding options Whether by hand, via a linked storage system, an integrated lifting table, the separate HOMAG HBX 150 gantry or a feeding station located at the side of the saw, there are many technologies for feeding panels to choose from.

Highly intelligent stack formation when destacking to pallets and lifting tables is the key to partially unmanned production. This is achieved by means of software that has already proven successful in the SAWTEQ B-320 flexTec and can be individually customized to meet your requirements.

In operator operation: • Complete operating freedom in the cutting process • Maximum flexibility • For cutting books of panels or thin panels, for example

The base Homag saw and storage systems can be adapted to suit factory space and requirements.

nested manufacturing be it big or not so big. In robot mode it leads to low unit costs per part, a partially unmanned operation and very low error rates while in an operator mode it offers real freedom in the cutting process and far greater flexibility without the need for special robotics or programming knowledge. So since it was commissioned back in November 2020 how has it been working? “We are still in Stage 1 really” offers Liam “We can see it leading to better organisation and better production over the next twelve months.” Braden adds “ The install went really well. It was a real challenge what with Covid 19 in getting the Aussie based technicians here but it all worked seamlessly. We also have our own in house engineers who can deal with most day to day issues . HOMAG set up the software and provide the diagnostics we need for any enquiry. The package of saw and destacker offers a lot of options so there is a lot to think about in how you want your system set up. The beamsaw in the system is fully robotic and is working well with the destacking system. We have a way to go in fully integrating the new

system but it has progressed well. Integration means the business as a whole will gain in a variety of ways not just efficiency and profitability. The key benefit of the destacking system for example, has been control of stock, where it is and where it goes be it panel or waste. As to training in the system’s use, it has been straight forward with HOMAG supplying all we needed to get up and running.” With all these efficiencies what has having this system meant for the human element? Graham points out “You still need smart people to run this sort of system. It has been really useful in fact in taking away the handling stress of moving heavy board around for those staff involved who in turn can be better employed in other areas of the total operation. This new cutting and handling system offers new efficiencies, and hence better profitability. Most importantly though, it will enable us to continue to meet customer’s expectations to provide a quality product for a good price. So far HOMAG have delivered what we expected.”

Greenmount Espies have been around for some time now. “We have been planning to build a new factory but this Covid 19 has delayed things somewhat,” Graham comments. A real positive has been the family feel to the business with both Graham’s sons Braden and now Liam being involved in the business. Graham, who has always had an eye for new ways to do things sees a bright future ahead. “Taking on new technologies and being forward thinking dare I say, has been something we Kiwis do a lot – and do it well. We plan to move forward into what many are now seeing as a new world.” And we plan to have more on this in a future issue as this narrative unfolds.

For more information you can contact Greenmount Espies on 09 2739030 or visit their website at www.greenmount.co.nz

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making for a better business machinery from Holzher making a difference Panel processing has never been easier for Dave Roberts of Prefinished Surfaces Ltd since he purchased his panel processing CNC machine from Holzher back in June 2019. Part of the Dynestic range of panel processers, the Holzher 7505 has worked “very well” says Dave, whose business makes solid benchtops using products such as acrylics, substrated laminate and Corian. “We do some kitchens but mainly commercial fitouts and the 7505 is really fit for purpose in our operation,” Dave comments. Dave, who has been in the industry for nearly forty years, set up his latest venture back in late 2015 in Henderson, Auckland. “Demand had been steadily increasing since we started and the need for a quick, precise, high flow CNC processing machine leading to good turnround time, had by mid 2019 become essential. We were impressed with the 7505 with its technical aspects and price. This combined with the problem free install, commissioning and training from Mike and Rajan at Technical Machinery Services (Techms), New Zealand agent for Holzher, made for a really good deal.” Templating is a key aspect of bench manufacture. The 7505 is run with Alphacam software from Cam Solutions (NZ) Ltd. “It’s robust but flexible software provided the digital templating for the 7505. It makes the whole process effective,” says Dave. The 7505 offers some key benefits for the business. A three axis machine with up to 3.7m for the X axis and 1.58m for the Y axis, allows for variable board size while the integrated position linear tool changer offers a choice of twelve tool positions. A solid gantry design offers high precision and the promise of a long service life. “A great safety feature is the LED machine lettering with operating status display,” comments Dave. The heart of the machine has a high performance spindle with a ceramic bearing and a fully equipped drilling head with up to twenty four drilling spindles and grooving saw in the X and Y direction. “The machine has all round been problem free and a great asset to facilitate high flow nesting.” The 7505 gets well used and demonstrates real flexibility. Next to Prefinished Surfaces and connected by a cut in the adjoining wall is Alternate Manufacturing (AML) who manufacture kitchens, cabinetry and shopfittings. They use the 7505 when it is not being used by Prefinished Surfaces. The interesting thing here is they use different software from Cabmaster Software. “A real feature of the machine is

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Dave Roberts and his son Jamie with the Holzher Dynestic 7505 - problem free high flow nesting.

The Sector 1260 wall saw from Holzher - a space saving addition to the family

that it has such a user friendly interface with lots of useful information. Our arrangement with Prefinished works really well,” says AML Director Andy Crake. AML, who use their own tooling with the machine, have found the machine to be a “cut above” what they formerly used. That’s not all Prefinished Surfaces Ltd have by way of equipment from Techms. They also installed a Nestro dust extraction unit for the factory and a wall saw from the Holzher Sector series which has proved to be an efficient, space saving addition to the factory. With a powerful 4 kW sawing motor and high speed cutting cycles in auto mode, it has been a good time saver. It provides for a finished cut quality

which is ready for immediate edgebanding. The business has grown since 2015 to now have eight staff and demand has continued right through Covid 19. “We see a steady workload down the track so hopefully that will continue. It encourages me to look to further capital investment as time goes by.”

For further information contact Dave Roberts at Prefinished Surfaces Ltd, 29 Keeling Rd, Henderson, Auckland Ph 022 274 7621 or email dave@prefinishedsurfaces.com

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or a world that is increasingly moving towards flexible and batch 1 production, the nesting process is undoubtedly a point of reference for furniture manufacturers. The possibility of producing a larger number of pieces and dealing with shapes or very unusual forms, means manufacturers can achieve flexibility and carry out more operations on a single, numerical control machine.

All technology has its strong points as well as its weaker ones. As far as traditional nesting machines are concerned, three key critical aspects can be identified: handling of the spoil board panel, productivity (when compared with sizing machines) and the vacuum seal on small sized pieces. The SCM team has devised, developed and tested innovative solutions as a remedy to their clients' problems and to give them a chance to increase their own productivity and flexibility at the same time. The result of the work carried out over the years is

reflected in the new Morbidelli x200/x400 machining centres that were exclusively presented at SCM's Open House 2019. “The most acclaimed innovations on the m100 and m200 machining centres have been transferred to these new solutions for Morbidelli x200 and x400 nesting" points out Bruno Di Napoli, BU Manager for SCM Machining Centres. "The new range is a genuine concentration of innovation and the ideal solution for most companies and artisan workers producing furniture". The spoil board panel is essential for making the most of the nesting process as it would be impossible to go and work directly on the machine's surface without

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damaging it. This involves a series of problems and complexities that need to be handled by the operators. Starting with the flattening, moving on to the change of spoil boards that have come to the end of their service life and right up to their removal when there is a need to work with supports that must be fixed to the machine surface. The new Morbidelli x200/x400 machines offer new innovations that will mean the spoil board panel no longer needs to be removed to carry out all the operations that were required in the past: making horizontal borings directly on the spoil board or positioning special suction cups above them now be possible. Other important changes introduced focus around the ability of the machine to secure even the smallest pieces during processing. Like so many other machines for nesting, the new Morbidelli x200 and x400 can be fitted with a work surface split into areas, with the possibility

of closing off the vacuum areas not in use; that said, these are the only ones fitted with the new X-Vacuum system, for a genuinely dynamic activation of the vacuum. An innovative and automatic function carries the vacuum to exactly where it is needed. Lastly, a new labelling system and cutting speed up to 50 m/min mean SCM clients can achieve a completely new production for a nesting machine. And that’s not all: just like the cars that so many of us drive each day, the new morbidelli series can be used in smooth, neutral or dynamic mode (the equivalent of comfort, neutral and sport) to customise program use “at the wheel”. Years of design and investments have brought about the new Morbidelli range. Outstanding performance, maximum configuration and a competitive price mean SCM have a made to measure machine for every client. The NeXting Generation has officially begun.

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Hints & Tips webinars 2020 has seen us change the way we live, work and run our businesses. For bespoke software developer, CAD+T, this has created new opportunities to guide, support and train their customers via tailored online training sessions and brand new webinars set to launch this spring. “Last year put cloud-based software solutions on the map and has seen demand for our highly customisable CAD/CAM software increase by 50%,” begins Martina Schwarz, International Sales & Marketing Manager at CAD+T. “This surge has seen demand for our online training services grow exponentially, as the industry adapts its processes and users look at new ways to enhance their skill-set and develop a greater understand of the software. This, plus the fantastic response we had from our freeto-join webinars streamed during the spring lockdown, has led us to expanded our online offering and introduce new webinars into our regular maintenance programme.” The new Webinar series, which will run alongside CAD+T’s one-to-one and group training sessions, will cover a wide range of topics including planning and design, CAMinterface, ERP, CON and data-setup. “Whilst our existing online training sessions are very much designed to help our customers learn the functionalities of the software we create and are tailored to suit individual production processes and challenges they may face, our webinars are geared towards sharing clever hints and tips, time-saving hacks and useful problem-solving techniques,” says Martina. “Starting in January, each webinar, which can be purchased as part of

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a package, will offer solutions that will optimise the way CAD+T’s software is used. It’s a real value added service and one we’re sure will gain a lot of interest in the coming months.” Martina adds, “Direct training will always have an important role to play in our industry but finding new ways to help our customers grow and develop their skills during this time is equally as important to us. By offering additional online training, we’re committed to investing in our customers and giving them the tools they need to grow and strengthen their businesses. In times like these, this is what is important to us.” A full events timetable is available on CAD+Ts website as well as a link to register your interest. Sessions will also be available to watch online for seven days after their initial screening. For more information please visit https:// www.cadt-solutions.com/en/events/

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I processed 300 sheets of solid aluminium in three weeks and the Anderson didn’t skip a beat. Everything on the machine is quality. It’s also simple and easy to use - just a great tool to work with. Mornè Aucamp

the Right machine for the job & budget Mornè Aucamp, his wife Theresa and 10 month baby boy Brendan made a huge decision 20 years ago to start a new life on the other side of the world. Originally from Johannesburg and with a qualification in Building Management, Mornè and family started a new life in New Zealand, where he soon found work with cladding specialists Symonite. The owner at the time Wayne Sullivan and Mornè bonded over their enthusiasm for ultra-marathons, and with support from Wayne, Mornè quickly became an integral part of the team. After nine years commuting to Auckland, Mornè eventually found work closer to home, including another two year stint with Symonite setting up a new Hamilton branch. Fast forward a few years and with plenty of experience in the cladding industry under his belt, 2017 was time for Mornè and family to start their own business. TMB Cladding Services Ltd was born. (TMB represents each of the family member’s first initials.) When not working in the business, son Brendan is studying towards a Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineer with an eye on eventually taking over, while Theresa looks after HR and manages TMB’s Sitewise Green status. TMB Cladding Services Ltd specialise in the supply and installation of cladding systems for commercial & residential buildings. They use a range of materials such as Alucabond, solid aluminium, Indurabond and Induracore to clad commercial buildings. Panels are typically 4mm thick and made of a mineral core with a thin aluminium outer layer. Each material is slightly different and as such requires a specific machining approach. The main piece of machinery Mornè identified as necessary to be competitive in the cladding industry was a CNC router. The CNC is used to cut, drill and process V-groove fold lines in the panels. Mornè researched the options available in NZ and Australia. He identified the Alu Ranger vertical CNC machine - specifically to process panels for commercial cladding industry – as the machine for his new business.

“I could have bought a CNC directly out of China for half the price but I knew it wouldn’t be the same quality. I processed 300 sheets of solid aluminium in three weeks and the Anderson didn’t skip a beat. Everything on the machine is quality” says Mornè. “It’s also simple and easy to use. You don’t need a science degree to operate it. It’s just a great tool to work with”. Residential cladding by TMB.

He contacted Jacks who are the agents, but it soon became clear that an Alu Ranger would stretch the budget too far for a start-up business. Morne’s next best option was a flat-bed nesting CNC, and again his research led him to Jacks – this time for an Anderson Spectra 4216. Local support and compliance to New Zealand safety standards were the two main reasons for deciding to go with the Anderson Spectra. With a busy workshop, people and clients coming and going, Mornè wanted the peace of mind that came with a fully guarded CNC, including fences and light barriers. With the Anderson weighing in at over four ton and built like the proverbial, Mornè also knew he’d invested in a CNC machine that would stand the test of time under the most demanding processing requirements.

As parts of the installation and training process Mornè was shown how to take his Autocad files of cladding components and generate the CNC machining file in VCarve - software supplied by Jacks together with the Anderson. Over time Mornè has refined the process such that design file to CNC machining file is now quick and easy, regardless of the unique machining requirements specific to the many different materials the company uses. With the order book stretching out further than it ever has, Mornè is happy. A combination of experience, strong family support, the construction industry being in good shape, and having invested in the right CNC for the job, TMB Cladding Services Ltd’s future is looking extremely positive. It might not be long before an Alu Ranger is added to further increase productivity and capacity. 

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With the new Rover B FT HD Biesse Group have re-imagined the entire process and achieved a cutting solution where every second of movement has been considered.

Biesse High Dynamics There is no better example of technology innovation than Formula One. F1 is the proving ground for leading automotive invention and the lessons learned eventually find their way into the cars we drive today. Biesse know that to continue as a World leader in performance woodworking machinery, they need to push the design envelope. Biesse Group’s latest CNC nesting equipment can be compared to F1 where the design of the chassis; table; drive motors and safety equipment has been optimised to provide the customer with a totally new and re-imagined processing solution. Welcome to the World of Biesse High Dynamics. Nesting provides the greatest potential for High Dynamic processing because speed is one of the most important processing criteria. To achieve higher production speeds, other factors must be considered. Biesse Group has worked to deliver the benefits of higher speeds to their customers by rethinking the nesting process from the ground up. Every aspect of the machine has been considered with the goal of increasing the actual processing speed while maintaining quality and safety. The result is a product Biesse Group claims is the fastest and most productive nesting machine available. The new Rover B FT HD nesting machine is now available through the Biesse Group as a stand-alone machine that will significantly increase the number of sheets processed per shift, but it’s as a cell that the machine really shines. The cell’s infeed; CNC machine; and outfeed, and every aspect of work has been optimised for continuous, highspeed processing. After the first sheet has been labelled, the rest of the day’s production continues without a break, ensuring your equipment delivers the maximum return on your investment.

and a positioning speed over 170 metres a minute are now possible with Biesse HD.

A fast, 12-position tool-change travels with the processing head, further eliminating downtime.

In F1, performance is measured in milliseconds. To achieve faster acceleration and deceleration and high lineal and cornering speeds, the key factors include chassis (table) design, weight, and power. Biesse Group have re-imagined the entire process and achieved a cutting solution where every second of movement has been considered to produce a CNC nesting result that saves an enormous amount of time. The highest linear cutting speeds of 50 metres a minute with a 12mm tool; high speed angular interpolation (corner) movement;

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High cutting speeds place huge demands on every aspect of the machine so Biesse Group started with the chassis, or frame of the machine. To hold even the smallest parts on the edge of the sheet, three vacuum pumps move an increased amount of air from the vacuum table that has been completely re-designed. Larger air hoses, and air channels that are not only larger, but designed to guarantee a smooth, uninterrupted flow of air, exactly like a good dust extraction system. Tests indicate a 30% to 70% better holding of even the smallest parts! Stability is another important factor that affects the possible cutting speed round the entire panel, as well as the quality of your production. To guarantee the highest confidence, Biesse widened the stance of the gantry frame. The rack and pinion, still the best technology for dusty environments, is fitted with bigger and deeper teeth. And Biesse have located the linear guides closer to the rack for higher performance under load. As a one-

operator cell the CNC machine can be enclosed in a cabinet and in this case the machine hood can be removed, reducing weight, saving wear and tear, and offering improved visibility and safety for the operator. To power the High Dynamic cutting solution, Biesse increased the power in the axis drive motors by three times and added a more rigid reduction gearbox. A fast, 12-position tool-change travels with the processing head, further eliminating downtime. An optional 33-position tool change can be mounted at the rear of the machine. The automatically lubricated 42-bit vertical drilling head is now water-cooled, an additional low-cost advantage for continuous production. And finally, at the cutting station, the new design dust hood with shorter bristles and high-tech anti-ejection fabric, is now set to the millimetre for near-perfect dust removal on any thickness sheet. The savings are everywhere with Biesse HD. First, the label printer moves with the pusher and after (continued over page)

NEXT LEVEL NESTING DYNAMISM, TOP RESULTS, PRODUCTIVITY: THE NEW AGE OF NESTING Top speed accelerations and interpolation are what characterise the Rover B FT HD, the nesting machining centre designed to guarantee outstanding results and unprecedented productivity levels.

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Biesse HD offers the reality of using one machine instead of two or three, or the possibility of eliminating overtime or weekend work.



the first sheet, the cell production is continuous. The sheet is aligned with the machine table, saving fifteen seconds per sheet and adds up to twenty minutes a shift! When the sheet is moved onto the machine table it is dropped in its final position: more time saved not having to push it into place! And as the finished parts are moved onto the outfeed, the next sheet is loaded at the same time. It’s a symphony of motion that never stops.

manufacturer, cutting typical cabinet components from a 3.6 X 1.8 sheet took less than three minutes to process. An unseen benefit is the tool operating with its optimal chip load and lasting longer, especially with superior Australian manufactured board. Biesse HD offers the reality of using one machine instead of two or three, or the possibility of eliminating overtime or weekend work. It is a revelation like no other.

But it’s the cutting where the most savings are made. Past machines have made claims of high speeds but rarely deliver because of the time the tool takes to reach the claimed feed speed. Biesse HD’s improved rack and pinion and more powerful drive motors accelerate to reach the claimed top speed in around 100mm of travel and decelerate in the same distance! But lineal speed is not the only gain through Biesse High Dynamics. An F1 race car cannot compete without blistering cornering speeds and so, Biesse HD will produce sharp, square corners on your nested panels four times faster than the standard Rover B!

Biesse HD is not just a machine, it’s a philosophy, a new way of thinking that directly benefits the customer. It’s fast, dynamic, unique, unlike anything you have seen before. Equipped with the optional twin configuration of two routing spindles and two drilling units, even greater savings can be achieved. The cell can of course be linked to a storage solution with off loading and sorting of finished components by robot.

On a typical 600mm by 600mm panel the tool achieves 50 metres/ minute for 70% of the time.In a test for an Australian kitchen

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Frank Williams CBE, of Williams F1 motorsport fame asks of innovation, “Does it make the car go faster?” In the case of CNC nesting with Biesse High Dynamics, the answer is YES! 

Sage Doors celebrating a 40-year family legacy Sage was originally established in 1954, with the current owner – John Posthuma – buying the business on April 6th, 1981; 40 years on, it continues to be run as a 100% kiwi family business and is continuing into the next generation, as John’s kids join him. In the early days, Sage Shopfitters (as it was called back then) made one product: ‘Sage Commercials’ – commercial servery roller doors, designed for use between two rooms such as between a kitchen and hall or in reception areas. Sage Commercials are a product that we continue to make to this day! Single Siders were added next; after several versions – the Sage Hideaway and Sage Mini – and much development and testing, the official Single Sided roller door was born in 2007. With that, ‘Sage Doors Ltd’ as it is known today, was started. In 2013, Sage Doors purchased the first laser edgebander in NZ; we love bringing unique, high quality cabinetry doors to the NZ market. Ever since that day, we have been automating many of our processes, which has enabled us to maintain a high-quality product with a short lead time.

Here we are today: it’s 2021, and we have so much to be thankful for; with YOUR support, our doors are in homes throughout NZ! The business has changed a lot over the past 40 years; however, our promise to you is that it will remain a 100% NZ owned, family business – because we love what we do!

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Online Ordering New & Improved! This month, we’re stoked to announce the launch of our new & improved online ordering portal! We know how much you loved the existing version, so this newer version has the same look and feel, but with lots of extra features to make your job even easier. Some of the new features mean you can now order online: • • • • • •

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An all wet cutting operation on the Technicut 5-Axis from Farnese makes for a safer and cleaner operation.

wet is all good Farnese and Proform CNC combine for the best in equipment and service Premiere Stone Ltd based in East Tamaki, Auckland is a great example of a modern stone, marble and engineered stone benchtop cutting and polishing operation. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine went to have a look to find out why. There are a couple of things you notice straight away. The factory work area of some 800 square metres has been set up from a stonecutter’s perspective with a range of machines positioned to allow a smooth transition through each stage of the production process from cutting, polishing and finishing which allows for quick production from the order coming in to its eventual delivery to the client. The second thing is all the machinery comes from Australian machinery manufacturer Farnese. The facility, which was established in 2017, is in the back third of the Incredible Kitchen Company site

in Lady Ruby Drive. The most notable feature is it is an all wet cutting operation. “This makes for a safer and cleaner operation” comments Production Manager Mitch Dawson who has been with the business since it was established by owner Shaun Simpson of Central Joinery Ltd fame. “The machinery we operate here make for an efficient production schedule where we deal with largely engineered stone, some 80%, with the rest being marble and stone. We order in our raw material and process it to the dimensions prescribed all on this site.” Mitch continues. The system and machinery can in theory be all operated by one person. “The reality is we have a team of five onsite who are involved in overseeing each of the production phases. These benchtops which are usually 20 to 30mm thick are heavy. The setup we use means there is little lifting other than by the use of a Farnese

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Alexis CNC from Farnese.

500kg Jibcrane and vacuum lifter placed in the centre of the factory floor with all the other machines arrayed around so each benchtop is moved from one to another for processing.” explains Mitch. The centrepiece of the factory is a Technicut 5 Axis Bridge and an Alexia CNC machine, again, both from Farnese. With its all wet cutting they can pretty much do all the fine cutting required for any particular job including sink inserts. The Technicut can

cut 3.2m x 1.6m slabs. These machines are quick and accurate to reflect the laser measurements supplied for the job. Interesting to note here that these templating measurements are created by Mitch’s father, experienced Bruce Dawson who has also been with the operation from the start. A team including the owner of Farnese were there when the factory was set up and the equipment commissioned. Along with the Marmo Meccanica edge polishing machine there is

a powerful 7500 water system installed by Farnese with two large water tanks out back. The used water is processed using a flocculant that separates the solids from the water so it can be recycled and the waste separately disposed of. Their most recent acquisition has been a 45 degree mitre saw for cutting bench edges. All this needs an expert eye to keep things running smoothly which is where local company Proform CNC Ltd who are now part of Farnese Australia comes in. “Rob (Hutchings) from Proform has been really helpful. He comes in about six times a year or on demand to service our machinery. His excellent knowledge of the machines involved means things get fixed quickly and time and money is saved as a result.” Mitch comments. What of the future? It looks a good one as Premiere Stone have been in demand providing benchtops for both the residential

and commercial sectors. “We are seeing a lot from the renovation scene probably due to Covid 19 as well as new building projects coming through.” notes Bruce. Their team of five works well. “We have had our challenges, what with supply through Covid 19 but we have a good combination of a well oiled team and good equipment to get the job done.” says Mitch. That’s my impression too.

For more information contact Bruce Dawson Premiere Stone Ltd on 022 309 2529 or email templating@premierestone.co.nz or visit www.premierestone.co.nz The Premier Team l-r, Mohammed Faizel, Daniele Badiali, Mitchell Dawson, Jake Sarjeant and Bruce Dawson. For Proform CNC Ltd and Farnese Australia contact Rob Hutchings on 04 526 8589 or rob.proform@ xtra.co.nz



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Laser edgebanding for everyone At under $100K, the introduction of the Homag S-200 with airTec laser tape processing unit, makes a zero join finish affordable for many small and medium sized kitchen & cabinetry manufacturers. The S-200 uses the very latest Homag airTec technology to deliver a seamless join between the edge and face of the workpiece. Other benefits include an extremely fast heat-up time of 2 minutes and a compressedair consumption at just 70% of previous systems.

The S-200 has the in-built flexibility to allow the use of specific tooling to achieve a smooth radius finish on both 1mm & 2mm thick edge material. There is no need to compromise on the finish quality by using 1.5mm tooling on both 1mm & 2mm edge tape. Jacks’ Head of Sales, Simon Hornby notes; “We are seeing a trend towards using laser tape not just for the door and drawer fronts but also for the carcass. As the cost of laser tape reduces, many Homag edgebander owners are

deciding to process the complete kitchen with laser tape. Not just for the higher quality finish and durability of laser tape, but also to eliminate using glue as much as possible. Let’s face it, glue can be a challenging material to work with, if it can be avoided there are many advantages, including reduced cleaning and maintenance of the edgebander and no cleaning of workpieces.” The S-200 comes standard with a quick-change glue-pot so traditional edgebanding is still possible in case a specific material

colour is not available. Semiautomatic set-up through the “Easy Touch” control panel also speeds up the changeover time between various materials. For more information on the Homag S-200 call Jacks on 0800 522 577.


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‘‘Titus solutions are designed to make the furniture assembly experience simple and stress-free while at the same time providing reliable and consistent life-long performance. Our solutions improve the competitiveness and differentiation demand of our customers. These are the core requirements for the future,’’ Holger Geesmann, CCO Titus Europe.

Titus T-type the most efficient hinge for tall cabinets With the increasing focus on open concept homes, design trends are turning to clean and streamlined styles which highlight simplicity and restraint. Now more than ever, the foundation of a functional kitchen is clever storage. Tall cupboards are ideal solutions for integrated space management and here is where the Titus T-type hinge presents itself as the market's best solution for easy door installation.

Consistent Performance for a Lifetime of Quality Furniture Customers are getting more informed and increasingly exigent in the level of quality they expect. Gaps or misalignments, no matter how minimal, are simply not an option. With this in mind, Titus manufactures cabinet hardware and fittings solutions ensuring precise alignment of cabinet doors – for perfectly aligned gaps and life-long consistent performance.

With its intuitive 3Way snap-on hinge-to-plate mounting in three directions, mounting doors has never been quicker or easier, particularly for doors requiring three or more hinges. The Titus T-type hinge significantly reduces the time needed to assemble a kitchen, offering an efficient, economic alapplication with guaranteed life-time performance.

Titus T-type hinge encompasses all the prerequisites for the highest of quality standards. It ensures reliable door closing even in cases of accidental misalignment and utilises an intuitive adjustment procedure. Superior door stability without sagging is achieved thanks to the increased hinge arm width, increased hinge plate width and longer clipping distance.

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Another important advantage of the T-type hinge is the integrated Titus damper. The Titus proprietary damping technology assures above-average consistency of performance over the entire furniture lifespan, with no rebounce effect. Low or tall, thick or thin: T-type is a unique solution that works on a variety of door dimensions and weights. 

Simply the best-engineered soft close hinge on the market.

Titus T-type Hinge

ConfidentClose - first time, every time. The T-type’s ConfidentClose damping ensures fast closing with late start deceleration and quiet landing from the last four degrees of closing. With superb performance and reliability, even under severe loading and testing, the T-type will perform the first time, the thousandth time and the ten thousandth time for a lifetime of soft closing - which is why some of the biggest retailers and manufacturers in the furniture market stake their reputation on it. Shop online now at stefano-orlati.com


Lifetime warranty


Toolless 3Way snap-on mounting


Low 11.7mm drilling depth


Market-leading specifications

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“It’s so easy to get the guys at Cutshop involved and it means that I can take on more work. Using Cutshop also allows me to keep a healthy margin in each project.” Mike Tanner Total Space Interiors

Cutshop win APAC Business 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. 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 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 service provided by Cutshop® is distinctively different from the current industry provisions, where 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

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













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Dream kitchen for entertainers

Accessory kits included within the Slim range can be adapted and installed to suit client wishes.


he Aquis Panama "Food Preparation Centre" is the pinnacle of modern kitchen design and, with accessory kits now included within the Slim range, they are more versatile than ever before. Burns & Ferrall have recently added two models to suit various applications in 874mm and 593mm widths. At only 145mm deep the Panama Slim can be installed in an island bench or behind a sink for maximum

preparation space. The accessories included in the compact PSB600K kit are a stainless bottle holder, bamboo chopping boards, knife block set and designer waste kit. The wider PSB900K includes the same kit accessories plus twin stainless containers suitable for food preparation or as herb planters. All accessories can be repositioned to suit the chef or removed completely, adding cubed ice for a ready-made

party station. The Panama is effectively another sink so can simply be drained at the end of the day. Create the entertainer’s kitchen that dreams are made of with the Food Preparation Centre Kits. Contact Burns & Ferrall on 0800 MY SINK for more information.

Solution for multi-level dwellings R

ecent changes to the NZ Building Code mean the humble sink-overflow now plays a much bigger role in new dwellings and renovation projects.The latest BFS range of stainless-steel sinks from Burns & Ferrall includes a slotted design overflow with a flow rate of 15.5L per minute, meeting the latest NZ Building Code standards. The clause, E3 2.0.2 includes the following: Household kitchen sinks and laundry tubs that have an integrated overflow with a minimum flow rate of 0.25 l/s (15L/m) do not require additional overflow provision such as containment and a floor waste where: a) The maximum flow rate from the inlet tap(s) is less than the flow rate of the integrated overflow for that sink or tub, or b) The water supplies to the inlet tap(s) for that sink or tub are fitted with proprietary flow restrictors (such as cartridges) to limit the tap flow rate to less than the flow rate of the integrated overflow for the sink or tub. These conditions allow the BFS models to be installed in single and multi-level dwellings.

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The BFS range also features a modern design 15° radius for easy cleaning and can be topmounted, under-mounted or welded into a stainless bench. Currently there are 13 models of single and double bowl sinks to choose from to suit any kitchen or laundry design.

Contact Burns & Ferrall 0800 MY SINK for more information. Available Nationwide from leading plumbing & building merchants and kitchen showrooms.

PearlArc Orizuro Collection by

Inspired by the traditional Japanese origami paper crane or orizuru (ori- “folded,” tsuru- “crane”) The Orizuro stainless steel tap features a pull-out spout with dual function spray & stream in five stunning colourways. Also now available the Cignus Collection, which reflects the elegance and grace of a swan with its smooth flowing lines. Complete your dream kitchen with matching PearlArc sinks and accessories.



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Take your equipment to the next level


ittings are becoming increasingly complex, meaning precise assembly is more and more important. The only way to guarantee optimal function is by positioning the fittings as precisely and accurately as possible. This requirement is no longer best served by the current drilling and insertion machines – hence the EASYSTICK was developed by Blum. “EASYSTICK is a breakthrough in cabinet making technology. The additional time savings from accuracy is exceptional, in comparison to the minimal effort it takes to set it up and how rapidly you receive the benefits.” – Claye McBride, Product Manager.

Now available in New Zealand EASYSTICK is a tool-free, easily adjustable and easy-tounderstand ruler system compatible with MINIPRESS pro and MINIPRESS P machines.

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The functions suit a range of factory set-ups – from boutique workshops with no on-site CNC, to large factories with software suites. The integrated drilling position finder makes it easier to assemble fittings and helps users introduce complex new products. “The innovative assembly addition boasts enhanced user convenience, in a solution that is easily retrofitted to your existing Blum machine.” says the Product Manager. “It provides a cost-effective and spacesaving alternative to purchasing a CNC machine while requiring no specialist staff and minimum training to operate it.” Easy front assembly – Select product, side height, motion technology and overlay. That’s it! The system calculates the front drilling positions for you with on-screen display for drilling head.

Easy cabinet assembly – Enter dimensions, select application and hardware. That’s it! The system calculates what you need for cabinet assembly. EASYSTICK also gives you a set-up plan to optimise your process. Easy data transfer – Plan direct or use a USB stick to transfer your data for E-SERVICES Cabinet Configurator. The barcode scanner allows you to retrieve and edit imported data. Easy updates – USB transfer and your EASYSTICK is up-to-date with the latest product data. Ready to go!

Blum.com/easystick Time to order an EASYSTICK for your business? Contact Blum New Zealand


rusted Blum partner and owner of Busch Joinery Ltd, Nathan, was selected to be a pilot customer for EASYSTICK. Busch Joinery produce bespoke joinery, delivering high standards of design, manufacture and installation. They are known for having great communication, and are committed to understanding customer’s needs. We asked Nathan a few questions about day-to-day business and changes to manufacturing activities since having a Blum EASYSTICK. How long has your company been in business? I have been in business for 16 years. I started on my own eight years ago and now have two employees. What would you define as your company core values? We aim to provide an excellent customer experience through excellent communication and personally following the joinery process from innovative design, to manufacture enabling durable joinery. Have you always considered innovation an important part of your work? We have always tried to keep up to date with new products and ways of doing things in order to improve efficiency and produce high-quality joinery. What software do you use to plan your cabinets? I use 3D kitchen software. Where did you first hear about EASYSTICK? At Master Joiners Conference in Invercargill in 2019. How did you find the installation of EASYSTICK to your resident Blum machine, how did the first projects go? Claye & Darren came down and installed the EASYSTICK. It took no more than an hour to set up and show me how it all works. Our first projects went really well. It was so easy to use, saved time and was so accurate. What did the team think about adapting to EASYSTICK and how has it improved your business and manufacturing process? Our team were really keen to use the EASYSTICK. They were pleased to be able to go to the EASYSTICK and have kitchen drawer banks all loaded in there for them to drill and fit. The move to position works really well for our adjustable shelves. The EASYSTICK has definitely sped up our manufacturing process and has made things a lot more accurate. 


cott‘s Joinery is a small business that relies on word of mouth from customers as their only form of advertising. The team are dedicated to supplying the best quality product and ongoing professional service to all customers. Scott, was also selected to pilot EASYSTICK. How long has your company been in business – and how have you grown since then? Scott‘s Joinery has been operating since 2016 when I started on my own with small kitchen alterations and replacing benchtops. I employed my son in 2018, and we are now manufacturing in the range of 20 kitchens a year and growing.

What would you define as your company core values? Passion – to provide the best service and quality product within our customer’s budget every time. Dependability – to be there to support our customers from the start of their project and ongoing. Once you become a customer of Scott‘s Joinery, we will always look after you. Honesty – Providing customers with the best advice for their investment. Quality – Ensuring the finished product is ALWAYS at the highest standard. Have you always considered innovation an important part of your work? Innovation is vital to us; it gives our business an edge in a competitive market and supports growth. It assists us in creating ways to work more efficiently - by doing things better, we can do more things. What software do you use to plan your cabinets? We are currently using Polyboard to design our kitchens and Cabinet Configurator. Where did you first hear about EASYSTICK? Mike Olsen had informed me about EASYSTICK, and we started watching the videos on the Blum website and YouTube. How did you find the installation of EASYSTICK to your resident Blum machine, how did the first test projects go? Very simple, no problems at all. Blum were outstanding with their support. After the training with Claye and Mike, we were straight into production. There was no downtime or disruption at all. What did the team think about adapting to EASYSTICK and how has it improved your business and manufacturing process? We were really looking forward to the transition from the old system to a more automated system where we could have all the info we needed to manufacture a kitchen stored on the EASYSTICK. It has made the manufacturing process a lot quicker and easier for our small business that doesn‘t have a CNC machine. I see the future of the industry becoming more and more automated, and we need to keep up with the technology to stay competitive. 

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Necessary Luxury integrated bin systems in the kitchen, bathroom & laundry

To paraphrase one of our suppliers below, the importance of an integrated bin system cannot be overstated. It is not too many years since our rubbish bins sat on the kitchen floor, the good ones had a pedal for hands free opening. Today as can be seen over the next ten pages there are many options available, which is just as well because there are likely to be two or more systems integrated into every new build, carrying out a numerous range of function in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

TeknoSoftclose Waste Bins a refined waste solution for every home Often the last thing you think of when it comes to kitchen design, the importance of an integrated bin solution cannot be overstated. Integrated waste bins are capable of elevating any kitchen by eliminating nasty odours and hiding mess in a practical, streamlined design. Durable and lightweight, the TeknoSoftclose Bin offers a compact solution that is compatible with any European-manufactured double wall drawer system. Designed with busy lifestyles in mind, the TeknoSoftclose Bin can cater

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to households of all sizes, available to suit 400mm, 450mm and 600mm cabinets with various capacities. Conveniently equipped with clip ring bag holders and fully concealed bin liners, the TeknoSoftclose Bin merges form and function for an uncluttered experience. Installation is effortless with bottom, side or door mount options available making it the ideal solution for every kitchen. Softclose integration provides a subtle and silent system to reduce noise pollution throughout the home.

The thoughtful design allows for a sleek and concealable body, while being easily removable to make the emptying process smooth and simple. Separate recycling and rubbish with ease by incorporating undermounted twin bins, positioned close to prep and sink stations for ultimate efficiency. For more information contact your Stefano Orlati Technical Sales Representative. www.stefani-orlati.com

A rubbish bin system that’s as easy to install as it is to use? SERVO-DRIVE uno is the uncomplicated and practical solution to rubbish and waste bin systems. With just a light press, the electrical hardware will open the waste drawer for easy access, even with full hands. SERVO-DRIVE uno is available for top or bottom mount solutions, so it’s suitable for an array of sizes

and selections. Installation is fast and simple, offering a set for every type of application with easy assembly and adjustment - requiring only a single power socket for installation. With simple positioning, automatic depth adjustment and tool-free assembly - what more do you need?

Configure SERVO-DRIVE uno for your next job at e-services.blum.com

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How to choose the right bin? W

e all want to play our part in increasing how much waste is recycled and reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and getting into our environment. As an industry, we have a huge influence on how much waste is sorted correctly in the home so that it is diverted away from landfills. Choosing the right bin system to make it easy and convenient for the homeowner to sort waste wherever it is generated in the home is critical. The choices we make now as designers and manufacturers may affect waste behaviours in the home for the next 10 to 20 years. Kitchen With 60 - 70% of all household waste generated in the kitchen, this is the most obvious and critical bin system to get right. Choosing the right number and size of buckets depends on different factors such as the number of people in the home and what type of waste & recycling the local council collects. Placement of those buckets depends on the design of the kitchen and needs to be convenient and ergonomic. And of course, the homeowner wants something that is going to be durable and easy to clean.

Two Concelo CR215 bins stacked for 4 bucket and recycling.

Bathroom Not only it is often underestimated how much waste is generated in the bathroom, but also how much recycling as well. With so much effort going into planning and creating beautiful bathrooms, it’s important to consider how to integrate a smart waste bin design into the cabinetry rather than let it be an after thought. Waste Management Guide Hideaway Bins has developed a simple waste management guide which makes it easy to select the right bin system to match the current and future needs of each individual client. There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach, and it is important to make sure important considerations are not overlooked. Go to hideawaybins.co.nz/info/wastemanagement-guide/ for more information or contact Hideaway Bins to order a copy of the full waste management guide incorporated into the latest Hideaway Bins Catalogue.

Hideaway waste bin and laundry storage integrated into bathroom cabinetry.

Laundry Not to be missed is Laundry storage. Viewed as a must have item is an integrated hamper like the new Concelo 60L laundry hamper. These are not just limited to separating and storing dirty washing in the laundry but can be thoughtfully integrated into bathroom and wardrobe designs. Hideaway Bins has a full range of NZ made waste and laundry solutions and are distributed nationwide by our national distribution partner, Hafele, as well as by our regional distributors Carters, ITM, Impey’s, Rose City Wood Panels and Scooters. Or contact Hideaway directly on 09 426 7456 or hideawaybins.co.nz. Concelo Laundry Hamper in Cinder colour.

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Quality Waste Solutions from Häfele. Häfele are proud to offer a full range of quality waste solutions available in a variety of cabinet widths, finishes and mounting options there is a solution to suit every requirement. View the full range online www.hafele.co.nz

Hailo® Cargo-Syncro Range. The European made Cargo-Syncro range by Hailo is designed to maximise space utilisation the biggest bucket for the smallest space. Now available in Slate Grey!


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Features: • German synchronised over extension runners • Concelaed runners and door adjustment • For mounting behind fixed door panel • European made

Cargo-synchro ST30

Cargo-synchro ST30

Cargo-synchro ST45

Cargo-synchro ST50

30 Litre Capacity For carcase width 300 mm

36 Litre Capacity For carcase width 450 mm

55 Litre Capacity For carcase width 450 mm

46 Litre Capacity For carcase width 500 mm

Cargo-synchro ST50

Cargo-synchro ST60

Cargo-synchro ST60

44 Litre Capacity For carcase width 500 mm

56 Litre Capacity For carcase width 600 mm

54 Litre Capacity For carcase width 600 mm

Hideaway Concelo® Range. The Concelo range is the result of seven years of research, development and testing. Concelo has been designed to deliver a waste bin without compromise. Every element of the bin has been engineered and tested to ensure it delivers both the form and function that should be expected from a premium kitchen appliance.

Features: • • • • • •

Unique ‘Clip’n’Clean system Active lid system to control odour Electronic push to open compatible German synchronised over extension runners Concelaed runners and door adjustment New Zealand made

Concelo CR215D-W

Concelo CR215D-C

Concelo CR220D-W

Concelo CR220D-C

15 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 400 mm

15 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 400 mm

20 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 400 mm

20 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 400 mm

Concelo CR235D-W

Concelo CR235D-C

35 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 450 mm

35 Litre x 2 Buckets Min. carcase width 450 mm

Ninka One2Five. Designed to sit in a hanging frame mounted on twin wall metal drawer sides. System elements are: Pre-assembled hanging frame, waste bin containers to fit frame, a choice of individual bin lids and a cover plate. Bins are food safe and can also be used for storage.

Features: • • • •

Design to suit your needs European made premium quality Wide variety of solutions Drawer Sides and runners must be ordered separately

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UP TO DATE WITH THE TANOVA RANGE? KITCHEN BINS Simplex, Simplex Plus, Designer Series and Drawer Insert kitchen bin models with 20L and/or 36L buckets carry the New Zealand Made licence. (Excludes Designer Series 2 range.)

• Strong performance at a reasonable price • 65+ model options; many bucket GSRƼKYVEXMSRW • White and Umbra Grey options • Cabinets from 200mm to 450mm • Ball bearing slide system



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New Zealand Made licenced Cabinets from 300mm to 450mm Plastic hampers or steel baskets Ball bearing slide system

Simplex, Simplex Plus, Designer Series and Drawer Insert laundry system models carry the New Zealand Made licence. (Excludes Designer Series 2 range.)

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Economical, sold and simple 35kg load capacity Models with 15L, 18L and 24L buckets PLUS 20L and 36L buckets models with New Zealand made licence • Soft close drawer system

SIMPLEX PLUS • New Zealand Made licenced • Steel basket models for 400mm and 450mm cabinets • 450mm cabinet models with 2x36Lplastic hampers • Soft close drawer system

There’s been a steady programme of innovation within Tanova’s kitchen waste bin and laundry system ranges for the last two years, oen in response to trade suggestions and requests. Are you aware of the various options and which ones are right for your projects and clients? Talk to our team for more info.

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Premium units with 60kg load capacity For cabinet widths from 300mm to 800mm Range includes a Bokashi unit Streamlined design

• NEW range built on Simlead drawers • Includes several Soft Close with Push to Open models • 70kg load capacity • Options for cabinets from 350mm to 700mm



Premium units with 60kg load capacity For cabinet widths from 350mm to 800mm Steel basket and plastic hamper options Streamlined design All carry New Zealand made licence

• NEW range built on Simlead drawers • Includes several Soft Close with Push to Open models • 70kg load capacity • Options for cabinets from 350mm to 700mm

• Frame and bucket options that suit most drawer brands • 4097QSHIPWWTIGMƼGEPP]GSQTEXMFPI[MXL LEGRABOX drawers

DRAWER INSERT • Frame and basket options with plastic or steel hamper • PLUS plastic hamper options to suit LEGRABOX drawers

HEAD OFFICE & WAREHOUSE: Northgate Business Park, 22 Hood St, Wellsford 0900 SHOWROOM BY APPOINTMENT & WAREHOUSE: 4 Morse Rd, Wigram, Christchurch 8042 CALL FREE 0800 852 258 FAX FREE 0800 852 259 EMAIL sales@fit-nz.co.nz www.fit-nz.co.nz

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Inset shows push to open soft closer runner at left and soft closer runner at right.

Tanova team kick off 2021 with more innovation What do you need to know about the new Tanova Designer Series 2 models - for both kitchen and laundry - from your friends at Fit? First up: Tanova Designer Series 2 models feature both SOFT CLOSE and PUSH TO OPEN WITH SOFT CLOSE models. Next? These models are built on Simlead premium slimline drawers (D height - 185mm – 70kg) which means truly innovative push to open technology! Easy one-code ordering gives you the complete unit, including the frame, drawer back, drawer base sides and buckets, ready to install. Colour options? Ta n o v a ’s p r a c t i c a l a n d contemporary looking Umbra Grey/Charcoal or classic, ever popular White for kitchen bins, and for laundry units, White frame with plastic hampers all in white or go for a white and blue hamper

combo in 2-basket models. (Great for pre-sorting washing, though the Fit team can’t promise they’ll make the kids actually do it!) Drawer back and base panel sides are in white for the white systems or Anthracite Velvet (from Prime Melamine) for the Umbra Grey/ Charcoal systems Size and bucket/basket configurations? Models to suit modular cabinets with external width of 350mm, 450mm, 600mm or 700mm depending on model (16mm board). Minimal internal depth of 555mm required for 450mm cabinet models and 505mm for 350mm, 600mm and 700mm cabinet models. Options with 1 or 2 buckets/baskets. (Psst! Keep an eye out on Fit’s website too, because there’s more models coming soon; for 300mm and 400mm cabinets.)

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Tanova Designer Series 2 Pull Out Laundry Basket 450mm 2x36L.

Push to Open with Soft Close? Yes! The push to open function is integrated into the Simlead soft close runner – no electricity required. Better yet, it’s Simlead’s innovative ‘everactive’ push to open function which means the unit opens further with a second or third gentle nudge if you need to access the rear bin or further back in the unit.

Contact your Fit rep, phone 0800 852 258 or email sales@fit-nz.co.nz to discuss Tanova Designer Series 2, and the entire Tanova range of kitchen waste bins, pull out laundry units and ventilated drawers.

Photos kindly supplied by the great team at Designline Interiors in Whakatane.

The laundry is no longer an afterthought


here’s been a significant trend building over the last couple of years, and that’s for homeowners that are renovating their kitchen to do over their laundry at the same time. And that makes a lot of sense as these two work areas are often physically close together. Additionally, they both require electrical and plumbing services and busy householders spend a fair chunk of time in each room – so they want them to look great and work efficiently. As a trade professional, it makes sense for your kitchen design team to be comfortable with the possibilities for laundry projects too, and the team at Fit are here to help. Just as Tanova’s wide range of kitchen bins provides a waste solution for every kitchen, their pull-out laundry baskets and hampers are ideal solutions for managing household laundry and laundry storage and utilising laundry cabinet space efficiently, while keeping washing neat and out of sight. You know the Tanova team is constantly innovating, and they have been since they purchased that small Kiwi garage-based kitchen bin business back in 2007. In fact, the Tanova team think they

Laundry with pocket door open and closed – photo kindly supplied by Oliver Wearmouth, Fit's Relationship Manager for Architects and Designers. TBL45136W

had the very first pull out laundry unit on the market anywhere in the world; all the way back in 2012! Tanova’s current laundry range mirrors the kitchen bin range in terms of structure: •

Designer Series with soft close 60kg runners, fixed front options for cabinets from 300mm to 800mm wide, models with plastic hampers and with powder coated steel baskets. New Zealand Made licenced. Designer Series 2 – complete with Simlead premium slimline drawer on soft close 70kg runners, fixed front options for cabinets from 350mm to 700mm, with plastic hampers. Some models include both push to open and soft close functions. Simplex Plus – cost effective fixed front options

for 400mm and 450mm cabinets, on soft close 35kg runners. Choices with plastic hampers or powder coated steel baskets. New Zealand Made licenced. Simplex – mid range for cost. Models for cabinets from 300mm to 450mm including fixed front, handle front and drawer insert models. New Zealand Made licenced.

Your client doesn’t have a separate laundry room but is looking for thoughtful ways to make the household laundry tasks more manageable? Check the panel for some helpful hints. And best ‘added extra’ to suggest? Including a DOMUS Line ™ Goccia hanging rail profile with LED strip into the laundry design. 

No separate laundry room?  I n s t a l l t h e Ta n o v a TBL45136W pull out laundry unit in each wardrobe or bathroom vanity. Needs just 370mm front to back and the plastic hamper is easy to remove and comfy to carry. Build a cupboard-housed laundry appliance space into the kitchen or garage with the use of a Salice Eclipse pocket door, as seen in photos at left.

Contact your Fit rep, phone 0800 852 258 or email sales@fit-nz.co.nz to discuss your laundry projects.

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A change to water-borne has significant benefits and doesn’t necessarily require a big spend on high tech water booths.

the safe alternative is here water based takes on solvent based for the trade market


mongst the wood joinery, cabinetmaking, furniture and kitchen manufacturing fraternity the last couple of years has seen a steady shift away from solvent based to water based finishes. The reasons are varied but logical: ultimately it is a better (and safer) product for everyone be it the manufacturer or the end customer. JOINERS Magazine has run many stories about water based finishes in recent times as interest has mounted and the manufacturers of these paints have bought their product to market. The process is an ongoing one as research and development leads

to ongoing improvements and market acceptance grows. By way of an update Bob Nordgren put a couple of questions to some of the leading suppliers of water based finishes to find out how they see things are going with particular emphasis on why water based paints are growing in popularity, what do their products offer and where is R & D leading. In the main the suppliers we approached who responded saw the safety aspects of water based vis a vis solvent based as the leading reason for the change to water based. As Mark Pycroft from

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The only thing holding back wider use of water based is people simply giving it a go Aaron Irving, WFS

Linkup Paints comments “It is safer for workers to use especially as it has lower VOC emissions compared to solvent based which in turn means insurance for businesses moving to water based is more favourable.”

This is added to by Aaron Irving from Wood Finishing Supplies who comments “The only thing holding back wider use of water based is people simply giving it a go. 2021 maybe the year what with Worksafe tightening the noose around use and storage of products considered dangerous goods such as solvent based paints encouraging further interest in water based.”

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the safe alternative is here (cont)

Early adopter advantage


t Resene, we have long recognised the benefits of water based coatings for many different substrates. The desire to use water based coatings has however been limited by some end users, due to the challenge and risk of changing to a new technology. In short, as with any substantial change in technology, there are always some early adopters, and some that are more conservative.

Water based coatings are cleaner, greener and safer.

We see the market as being in the early stages of moving away from a traditional solvent borne spray shop to a cleaner, greener and safer waterborne one, as those early adopters prove to the more conservative that our new product does indeed perform. In the interim, these early adopters are also gaining an advantage both commercially and marketing wise, that is fuelling growth.

A sentiment echoed by PPG NZ General Manager Ernie Dumper “The easing of compliancy storage issues with water based product, it’s price competitiveness and solid performance make for a simple choice really.” The interesting question was what the points of difference were between the products offered by different suppliers. Everything from ease of use to, in the case of PPG and their water based range, use in conventional spray booths thus avoiding the need to spend the big dollar on high tech water booths. Linkup Paint Supplies who supply the OECE (A Sherwin Williams brand) through local agent DBNZ Coatings points out their paint maker is based in Italy and like many European manufacturers have been focused on more environmentally friendly coating technologies for many years now which tends to keep them ahead of the pack. This update sees the first appearance of local supplier Resene Paints in JOINERS Magazine who are now promoting their range of water based product with their AquaLAQ single pack range to the trades. A long standing supplier to the local scene be it residential or commercial, Resene tout a locally researched and produced water based product. Richard Muirhead, General Manager for Resene Automotive & Light Industrial provided a short resume regarding their progress and the wider growth of waterbased coatings

We have been developing and trialling our AquaLAQ Waterbased coatings for a few years now, and have continued to make product improvements as our customers give us valued feedback. This has only been possible due to our R & D team in New Zealand doing the work and manufacturing AquaLAQ here in New Zealand as well. Any initial concerns from the early adopters around surface finish and durability have been answered and their confidence in the product continues to grow with every litre applied. PPG GM Ernie Dumper says compliancy requirements, price and performance are tipping the scales towards water based.

We now have a suite of products that enable us to provide waterborne cabinet and furniture coatings that service the complete market from stains and blonding through to strong Resene colours that last and clears, including the novel antifingerprint marking “Soft Touch” clear.

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Being able to use water based AquaLAQ QuickDry sealer for MDF, and topcoat with AquaLAQ ColourCoat in hours, with minimal sanding between coats, is very innovative and a huge productivity advancement. And when you factor in the spread rates, and lower costs of compliance, the AquaLAQ system also becomes very, very cost competitive with traditional solvent based systems.

While all the leading suppliers are pushing ahead with ongoing research and development utilising worldwide as well as local resources there appears to be a focus on making water based coatings even easier to use, while further reducing applied costs and improving longer end finish durability and longevity. As some suppliers have commented, having applicators prepared to give water based a go and having the right set ups (heated booths and good airflow for example) are the next steps in the move away from solvent based to cleaner, greener alternatives.

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We are also finding that end users and applicators are loving the low VOC, (almost no odour) so that on site spraying is now possible as well as eliminating the off gassing issues that traditional solvent based and isocyanite cured systems have. AquaLAQ is a single pack system which as such does not need a hardner to activate it and has EnviroChoice NZ certification. Combine all these technical advancements with the Resene brand, manufactured in New Zealand and now being able to get Resene colour in a Resene product for the industry, is seeing demand for AquaLAQ surge, especially as supply chain issues related to imported solvent based products are challenging the wider industry. Richard Muirhead General Manager Resene Automotive & Light Industrial

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Dedicated to natural timber in modern & character living spaces Next Level Joinery is the newest player in the Auckland Joinery Market. Directors Adam Beswick and Brendon Sowerby founded the North Shore based company in 2017, hoping to shake the market up. What makes Next Level Joinery different from other joinery shops? Our ability to understand builder’s needs, being both builders and joiners ourselves. Teamwork makes the dream work The team is currently made up of a Production Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Qualified Joiners, Apprentice Joiners, as well as a full time Spray Painter – all who have the common goal of delivering outstanding timber joinery as efficiently as possible. Director Adam says “We have really invested a lot of time and energy into assembling a team who work really effectively together. Over the past three years, we have really encouraged our team to come up with new ways of doing things, which allows us to be continuously improving. Change is great, and we know that if mistakes are happening it is because the system needs to change. Having two full time staff based in the office, looking after the dayto-day operations has really allowed Brendon and I to invest time working on the business.” This all plays into Next Level Joinery having a fun working culture, with plenty of social club events, shared lunches and smoko shouts. qualified joiner Dylan says that “Of all of the joinery shops I have worked for throughout Auckland, Next Level definitely has the best culture. They just do things with a more modern approach and encourage us to challenge what has been done in the past.” The team at Next Level Joinery is interesting, as the average age here is only 26 which is unique in an industry where the average age has traditionally been far older. “We are really excited about the future of timber joinery. We do all we can to ensure our apprentices get the very best training they can through being able to work on a wide variety of jobs from very simple, through to complex jobs requiring plenty of attention to detail.” Combining the very best of traditional joinery manufacturing techniques, with the latest modern machinery Next Level Joinery uses the very best technology, including a programmable touch screen spindle moulder, Weinig Cube foursider, and a touch screen morticer that runs a double tenon on 56mm sash.

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When asked why there is no overhead router CNC, Adam says “CNC machines can achieve amazing feats of precision on mass. However, they are not a replacement for a skilled joiner, they complement the skills of a joiner in the bespoke timber joinery industry. CNC’s still have their draw backs, and like European cars, parts are hard to come by. If it makes commercial sense, Next Level Joinery will embrace any technology, but not for the sake of it. There is no point in having excellent machines if they are not able to be used efficiently, so every morning the team plans who will be using what machine at what point in the day to ensure nobody is held up. Another priority is maintaining a clean, organised workshop. Instead of a massive clean on a Friday, everyone helps by cleaning as they go, something the team are proud of. Apprentice Kayla says “It is so good that everyone helps out with the cleaning, and it isn’t just left for me as the apprentice. We are all really proud of the workshop, we have amazing machines and so we respect them by keeping them, and the area around them clean.” All tools needed, as well as spare blades are kept right next to the machine that needs them – which cuts down on wasted time looking. Exceeding Standards As Next Level Joinery was established after the introduction of NZS 4211, the only way the team knows how to produce joinery is to far exceed the code. All joinery is tagged, meaning no joinery is floating around from Next Level Joinery which is not going to stand the test of time. What does the (bright) future look like for Next Level Joinery? Adam has always been optimistic about the future and says that “The long-term goal for Next Level Joinery is to be the market leader for timber joinery for the new build market – we aren’t here to renovate the very last villa.”

If you are interested in joining the team at Next Level Joinery, email Adam on adam@ nextleveljoinery.co.nz.

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Making the most of your space STACK-iT is a growing business located in Rangiora just north of Christchurch. We have a history going back 10 years in shelving and storage and pride ourselves on delivering common sense storage solutions that are tailored to suit your needs and budget. We are an enthusiastic team that is focused on our customers and working out how you can make the most of your space. Our product range is carefully selected so that we can provide a solution for almost any situation. From maximizing garage space to delivering full warehouse fitouts to completing ‘turn-key’ dry stores we endeavour to be New Zealand’s preferred ‘storage solutions provider’. Our team offers a free site visit and consultation to businesses looking to improve the storage layout of their factory or store. Many successful businesses have benefited from this consultation as it allowed them to gain knowledge from the STACK-iT team which has been built up over years of designing and delivering effective storage solutions across many sectors. We have found that often the business owner knows what he

using a steel structure clad with corrugated iron and then go to a racking supplier to come up with a plan for the racking layout.

Businesses can gain serious space advantage with an individualised system.

wants to achieve but is unaware of the products or system that can easily be tailored to fit the bill. STACK-iT carries a large stock holding of our standard products enabling delivery within a few days of order. Larger projects with longer lead times are often delivered straight from the port with the STACK-iT install team being on-site, on time, anywhere in the country. We regard New Zealand as one marketplace thereby dispelling any perceived location disadvantages for businesses in regional areas. Check out the projects section of our website to see the projects we have delivered across New Zealand from Cape to Bluff. Over the years the team at STACKiT have developed a great range of modular shelving and racking systems that can be configured

to make the most of your space. A good example would be the vertical moulding/extrusion racks which are available in both single and double sided and come in a range of height and length options. Each unit has a builtin safety restrained bar which provides protection against sliding product while still allowing for adjustment of the product bay size. One of our more popular products within the fabrication industry is our Medium-Duty Cantilever Racking System, which allows for efficient storage of various sheets or lengths while reducing product damage by minimizing constant movement of stock. A recent addition to the STACKiT range is our innovative iRS dry store system. iRS cleverly integrates the racking system into the steel structure of a store. Traditionally people build a store

However, we are now offering a more efficient system, by utilizing the iRS system businesses gain serious space advantages through less wasted space while making very considerable savings on the project cost. With just one modular structure integrating both the store and storage functions the many advantages include less build time on site, fewer materials used, and the ability to easily add on or upgrade later. There are numerous size options available from 4 post single-sided units to protect timber from the elements to full-blown drive through merchant stores. The iRS system offers almost unlimited flexibility with design and is becoming increasingly popular especially with timber related businesses. We have just released our 2021 catalogue, contact us to get a free hardcopy delivered to your door!

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New automated spray line at FSB provides high quality and consistent finish FSB Group recently installed a new automated spray line which brings real value to the cabinet, kitchen and furniture makers looking to outsource the finishing of their products. The companies' existing spray booths and drying rooms give FSB better control of quality, consistency and increased volume of the finished product, meaning a better product for you and your client. "Our speciality is commercial cabinetry, hotels, large office fit-outs and hospitality, where consistency of finish is paramount," says Factory Operations Manager, Paul Tucker. "The first runs we have done on this machine have been impressive. Not only have we been very pleased with the consistency of finish ourselves, but it has also promoted comments from both the architects and owners about its high quality and consistency."

Its vast volume, quality and consistency of finish will have real appeal to cabinetmakers and joiners who have ever had to send back panels to their spray subcontractors to respond. "With this line, we can give them confidence that when they receive their product back from us, it will all be of the same high-quality finish to every panel, to every part," says Paul. “For those who don't have the factory space or inclination to do their own finish work the new automated spray line is a very economical option giving them the ability to compete with the more prominent players without all the space and capital requirements of their own spray setups. In fact, they will be able to push out their product quicker and will gain the benefits of our investment in expertise and technology to ensure a premium product for their clients." 

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Tight space requirements meant that a tranfer fan was used to move dust from the inaccessible space at the back of the factory to the existing bins in front for easy removal.

Airtight provide expansion solution Increased production requirements, ongoing machinery purchases and expanding factory space meant that Auckland based door manufacturer Sage Doors were running out of extraction capacity with their existing dust extraction system, so they added a second one and linked it to the existing set up to utilise valuable non-accessible space. When buying their latest CNC machine last September, Sage Doors knew they were already near their extraction limits, they were also expanding their factory space and so the timing to look at upgrading their dust extraction was right. “Our current system was an Airtight one which had been running trouble free and very efficiently for ten years, so it was always going to be Airtight Solutions we looked to first for advice on increasing our capacity,” says Michael Posthuma, speaking about his family’s business.

“While always important, price was not really a key element for us, we were happy to spend a little more if that was required to get the best. The cost and consequences are really spread over a long time, so it pays to get it right.” “We spoke to Brett Borthwick from Airtight Solutions, and told him that due to space restrictions, we wanted a second extraction system in which the dust is transferred back to our existing system. Airtight suggested a tranfer fan to blow the dust to our existing hopper and bin at the front of the property.”

Once specified and formatted, installation of the four modular baghouse unit was relatively simple with Airtight installing the unit and Sage Doors running the ducting as they wanted it. “The Airtight ducting system is I think the best available, its clip action makes for easy movement of machinery, something we have done many times over the years. It just unclips and reclips, making it very easy to install new machines or re-arrange factory layout. For this install most of the ducting was standard with just custom made branch pieces as required.”

The system is a positive pressure filter designed to evenly distribute the airflow and dust in the filter socks. Airtight’s reverse airflow cleaning automatically cleans the dust from the filter bags from where it’s transferred via the transfer fan to the front of the factory for easy removal. “Airtight are very professional,” says Michael. “Brett is very knowledgeable, someone you can ask a question of and get a good answer from. He has returned a couple of time to check the pressure, but there is virtually no maintenance required, we will be right for the next 20 years.” 

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Sizing and grooving sheet-goods with conventionally designed Z3+3 PCD tooling generally restricts the increase of productivity and quality due to the staggered knife arrangement. The Diamaster PRO³ and Diamaster PLUS³ routers cut at up to 50% higher feed rates with a purposefully engineered knife arrangement, designed to maximize tool life and performance while maintaining perfect cut quality. This is possible as Real-Z3 technology closes gaps between the individual knives to increase the number of effective teeth.

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Innovating edging supply


30+ year relationship continues to grow between Auckland based Hutchco Enterprises and global manufacturer of thermoplastic edgings, Proadec Portugal. ‘Proadec sets the benchmark for calender cut flat sheet edging’, says Mark Leith, Managing Director at Hutchco. “We’d constantly get calls from customers and designers praising the colour match or surface finish of our edging but pleading for extra-large widths, and although we could already supply 65mm, this was limited to universal solid colours”. Slitting is not new for Hutchco, a re-jigged British United (BU) leather splitter had taken up the task, cleanly ripping down Proadec edging at the high-speed rate of a snail discarding unusable off cuts in its wake. Although servicing customers well over the past decade, the process was no longer fit for purpose. This set the wheels in motion to innovate edging supply in a way never done before in NZ. The aim was to supply a variety of widths, minimise wastage from off cuts and economically increase stock availability by recreating the ‘calender cut’ processes in Portugal at Hutchco’s Auckland base. Since it’s inception, Hutchco exclusively supplied calendered Proadec edging over extruded for its regular shape, consistent thickness and absence of concavities achieving easier machining and cleaner stronger glue lines. With the help of Proadec Portugal and local engineering specialists, Hutchco was able to collaborate on the advent of a custombuilt multi-blade calender machine, designed to custom slit as wide as any NZ edgebander can clash and calender cut 275mm master jumbo rolls. “There were many machines available in Europe, but they were either too bulky or not entirely what we needed, following

the pandemic it made sense to support local businesses with the added benefit of having engineers on hand for servicing and maintenance support” adds Mark. From March 2021, Hutchco will have 24 select woodgrain/patterns and solid colour edgings on offer and adding 10 jumbo roll colours per month this year. 5 Reasons Businesses Choose Hutchco Simple Ordering Simplicity is you ordering the way you want to, you could call us, email us or exclude us completely and order online (you’d need you to register first) or fax us! Yes, we still accept fax orders. Speedy Dispatch Quick order turnaround is what Hutchco was built on, although, it’s not 1 man a van and trailer these days, we will have your unglued orders dispatched in the same day going overnight to the North Island and most parts of the South Island getting a no later than 2 day delivery. Special Pricing We like doing deals, pallet lot deals, 1st of every month deals, special one-off contract deals. We have two warehouse’s loaded with stock. Can we beat your current buy price? New or existing customers, call us, let's do a deal. Super Sizing Size up those designs! The long awaited Jumbo roll edging is now available in a growing range of woodgrain patterns and solid colours. We’ll be adding to our range each month so be sure to give us a heads up on which matches we need to get a move on. Store Pickup Not quite a brick and mortar store, but our Trade counter can turn an order around pretty quickly, even quicker if a call is made prior. Contactless pick up available during Alert level 3.  JOINERS Magazine March 2021 page 71

Felder fit-out in Ferrymead Late in 2019, and with some ‘gentle’ encouragement from his wife – Sean Thom decided it was time for a change. With over 25 years of experience crafting solid timber joinery and cabinetry he decided it was time to move from being an employee to putting his passion and skill set into running his own business. A few months later, and with the support of a business partner, Podocarp Cabinetry was established in Ferrymead, Christchurch. With so much industry experience, Sean had a clear idea of what machinery he’d need for his new venture, so his research was detailed, and thorough. As well as getting plenty of quotes he also talked to other joiners about their experiences with machinery, and the associated supplier backup. “I also had to be aware of my budget,” he explains. “I was looking at a saw with a powered fence but when I considered everything else I needed I really couldn’t justify it.” Sean chose to invest in machinery from Felder Group, made in Austria, supplied and installed by Jacks. “The service back up on offer from Jacks was what made the decision for me in the end,” Sean explained. “Pricing was similar across the range of what I was looking for. I was familiar with Felder and knew the quality. But having experienced techs available locally was also key. I also appreciated the sales process – Mark at Jacks was really helpful and answered all my questions.” Just before lockdown last year, Jacks installed a Felder K540S panel saw, F700Z spindle moulder, Hammer A3 31 planer-thicknesser and N4400 bandsaw, and a Felder FS722 stroke sander, all connected to an AF22 extractor. The panel saw features Felder’s renowned X-Roll sliding table and EasyGlide tilt, and with a 2800mm table fits nicely in the limited space Sean has available.

Service back up from Jacks was a big factor when Sean Thom fitted out his new factory with machinery from Felder.

“It hasn’t missed a beat,” says Sean. “And given how little panel work we do, not having a powered fence is fine.” Sean’s also impressed with the N4400 bandsaw: “I was used to a huge old thing so was surprised when the much smaller N4400 has dealt with anything we’ve put its way – including some heavy ripping. It’s not as fast but it’s doing the job I need.” Felder’s FS722 stroke sander is a simple but efficient design, and Sean invested in the optional powered height adjustment, and bigger 4.0kW motor. “I’ve often wondered if I need a wide-belt sander, but I’ve always used a stroke sander and for the money they do an excellent job. This one is no different - it’s perfectly suited to the work we do here.” Sean’s favourite machine is the F700Z spindle moulder. With a tilting spindle, and 1000mm tenoning table, the Felder has really impressed. “I’d never used a moulder with a sliding table“ says Sean, “but having the table makes it so much easier to get an excellent result – particularly on end grain. With the eccentric clamp and using the sliding table and crosscut fence then it’s

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much safer too.” A 5.5kW motor gives plenty of power for even the hardest of timbers, and the additional F38 powerfeed offers 8 speeds for good control, and the safety of being integrated with the e-stop system of the spindle moulder.

At the time of writing the workshop floor featured a Murphy bed made in Birch ply destined for an up-market apartment in central Christchurch. Other recent work has included Iroko window sills, bespoke entertainment units and even skateboards!

Wi t h b r a n d i n g f o c u s e d o n craftsmanship and sustainability, Podocarp Cabinetry has quickly gained a reputation for quality. Working almost exclusively in solid timber, Sean and his team are busy with everything from furniture, heritage restoration and replication to custom-made timber doors and windows. A focus on sustainability means there are separate treated and non-treated waste streams, offcuts are recycled into smaller products, and there’s a general focus on the natural beauty and durability of wood.

Sean’s passion for his work is clear to see – not only in his and the team’s craft – but also in the tidy, well-organised workshop, and in their sophisticated online presence. A year into the new venture it’s clear that Podocarp Cabinetry is a successful package: passion for their work with the skills and machinery to match.

Work comes predominantly via word-of-mouth, reputation and some social media exposure. Podocarp Cabinetry are very much in tune with the market they’re serving – a customer base seeking high quality, bespoke and hand-made pieces highlighting the natural aesthetics of solid timber. As a result there’s always interesting work to be done.


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Maximising production in Manawatu


astercraft Kitchens by Healey, renowned for their vast experience in designing kitchens throughout Manawatu and Horowhenua, recently upgraded their dust extraction system. The family having been in the industry for nearly 50 years, General Manager Kristine Holmes anticipated the need for more production capacity, and this required a dust-extraction upgrade to allow maximum utilisation of machinery. Egmont Air were engaged to review the extraction requirements and upgrade the system. Mr Richard Stewart from Egmont Air specified a new system that would allow Mastercraft Kitchens by Healey to operate at maximum production capacity. A ‘balanced’ dust extraction system is the secret of achieving the most from machines and creating a productive and clean working environment. The ducting design, fan, bag-house, and collection system must be perfectly matched and balanced to allow machines to operate simultaneously and extract the dust and shavings effectively.

Kristine comments that “the new system has made a big difference on suction and the factory is clean with the respiratory dust being extracted, creating a healthy, clean and productive work environment”. Not only are the machines all able to operate continuously, but the dust and shavings are extracted to one central point, freeing up space in the factory and making production more efficient. Egmont Air, trusted suppliers to the wood-working and manufacturing industry, offer a comprehensive design-toinstallation service of spraybooths 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.

Contact Egmont Air on 0800 781 200 or sales@egmontair. co.nz for more information.

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NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Trends

Predictions 2021 B

efore we launch into the results of NKBA’s highly anticipated 2021 Trends Survey, we wanted to notify the industry that the 2021 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are now open. The NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are the longest standing Design Awards Programme in New Zealand, with this being the 39th year. This is the opportunity for NKBA members to be celebrated by their peers, get public recognition and have their designs judged by a panel of experts. Entries close Monday 12 April at 5pm sharp. To find out more, visit: https://awards. nkba.org.nz/ Now to the survey results. This year we can expect more white, more timber and some very organised sculleries. Let’s dig a little deeper… Major Kitchen Trends 2021 According to NKBA members, the ideal kitchen will be a combination of matte white and timber cabinetry, engineered stone benchtops and a seamless splashback, preferably with a marble look. The most in demand kitchens will also have a kitchen island, butler’s pantry and an organised cupboard space.

“Engineered stone has been around a lot longer, is more affordable and has a wider reach, however porcelain is a high-end and innovative product that many designers prefer to work with. There is a much bigger design scope with porcelain and that means more unique options for the designers and their clients. I would watch this space,” says Bruce. Splashbacks In 2020, 42% of survey respondents said that tiles would be the trend for 2020 but this year we are seeing the rise of the seamless splashback, with 32% of respondents predicting a splashback that is seamless with the bench to be the hot trend in 2021. This is followed by marble/ marble look according to 24% of designers. Most requested What is the number one item on most people’s kitchen wish list? According to NKBA’s survey respondents, it is a kitchen island,

Cabinetry In 2020 NKBA predicted a return to white and timber detailing and it appears this trend will continue into 2021. In the survey, 26% of respondents predicted timber to be the most popular cabinetry in the coming twelve months, followed by white (22%). When it comes to finish, 54% of respondents said that matte will be the finish of choice, followed by 18% of respondents suggesting ‘textured’ would be the preferred cabinetry finish. Benchtop NKBA members predict that in 2021 the majority of benchtops will be cut from engineered stone (46%). Though engineered stone reigned supreme, 18% of respondents said porcelain was on the rise. Mark Bruce of Designmarked Kitchens said that in ten years, porcelain will be the material of choice, but it needs more time in the market to seal its popularity.

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butler’s pantry, more organised cupboard space and of course a kitchen that wows. Price The cost of a new kitchen varies greatly and ultimately comes down to material selection and finish, but as a guide in 2020 the majority of NKBA respondents (34%) worked within the budget of $20,000$30,000 excluding appliances, this was followed by 25% working with a budget of $40,000-$60,000. Bathroom trends NKBA members say in 2021 that bathroom trends are all about luxury. Consider integrated lighting, a stand-alone bath and a two-person shower. NKBA members said in 2020 the majority (50%) of bathrooms they designed were priced somewhere between $10,000-$30,000. However, 19% of designers said the average price of a new bathroom they created was under $10,000.

The impact of Covid-19 In addition to their trends analysis, NKBA also surveyed its members to get a visual of the impact of Covid-19 on the industry. According to the survey results designers, manufacturers, suppliers and anyone in construction is in high demand. In fact, 75% of NKBA survey respondents said in December 2020 they were busier than pre-COVID-19. But which market is the most effected? The answer is all, but 78% of respondents said they have been working on renovations ahead of new builds and that kitchens are the most in demand. NKBA members say it is the supply of materials from overseas that is causing the most delay and creating the higher levels of demand. 

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SLED Recessed Furniture Lights A quality range of new high power 3Watt LED furniture lights have just landed at Superlux. And, their new optional surface mount ring counterparts are available now too! These latest additions to the ever-growing range of quality lighting at Superlux are a great solution for providing localised task lighting or dramatic accent lighting in various places around the home, office, or commercial workspace. You may be familiar with our Silver LED Furniture Light, well due to its versatility and popularity, we’ve decided to extend the range to include two new colour options – this range is now available in black, white or silver. The slimline design of just 10mm height and 62mm diameter makes the SLED furniture lights the perfect size to install into cabinetry. Optional matching Surface Mount Ring accessories are also available in the same 3 colour options, so whether you need to install these new LED integral furniture lights via surface mount out of necessity or design preference, these ring mounts help keep the final look sleek and professional. To be purchase separately. You can use these versatile lights recessed into or surface mounted under shelves to create dramatic accent lighting effects or draw attention to favourite décor pieces. Use to light work benches – especially in places such as kitchens – to provide a direct localised task lighting solution for those jobs that require a little more focus and concentration (cutting/ chopping etc). They are also ideal for use behind furniture, as an additional light source for reading. Or why not try placing in alcoves to highlight architectural features or draw attention to ceramics and sculptures etc.

Our LED integral Furniture Lights also make a great addition to wardrobes, allowing the user to see more clearly those darker spots in typical walk in closets or larger wardrobe spaces. Don’t let the name fool you,you can create a safer and brighter walking environment through stairwells or hallways with these furniture lights too!

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These new 3Watt high power LED recessed lights have an easy to connect, plug and play system with SLED drivers. As they use the Superlux plug and play SLED connection system, they can be used with other Superlux SLED lights on the same driver. So, whether you just want to light a cupboard with our new LED furniture lights only, or mix and match by pairing with other lights in the SLED Plug and Play system, the installation process is simplified, as the fittings can share the same SLED driver! These new higher power 3Watt fittings have a Warm White 3,000K colour temperature, a 60° beam angle and produces 260 total lumens, 370 Lux at 600mm. Plus, they come pre-wired with a 1500mm cable and plug. You can find out more about our new LED Recessed Furniture Lights online now on our website www.Superlux.co.nz. Simply search ‘Recessed’ or use the direct product code ‘SLED-UC3’. Gartner Superlux Ltd.’s specialty is lighting; we hold stock in our Auckland warehouse allowing you quick and reliable access to a high-quality lighting range with no minimum order quantity. If you would like to know more, you can talk directly to our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.

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A clean factory with minimal dust residue was a high requirement for members of the Kerikeri Mens Shed ...

For men only - in Kerikeri COVID might have delayed the official opening of the Kerikeri Mens Shed in 2020, but it hasn’t stopped the large group of members enjoying the use of their new purpose designed 540m² unit, built in 2019. For the expanding group of amiable, hard working and predominantly retired men, the new facility provides the perfect safe environment for them to produce items of their own choice, as well as working with wood for numerous community targeted projects. Men’s Sheds around NZ are a popular venue to work alongside others, building new relationships in retirement, and as each Shed

can set their own agenda, it is a great way to pool individual’s resources, as well as making friends in the process. Kevin Mahoney, Chairman for the Kerikeri Shed says “For the wood working area in our new building, we wanted a dust extraction system that would ensure minimal dust for the health of our members, and chose NZ DUCT+FLEX to provide and install the system – which we are very satisfied with. Sales staff at NZ DUCT + FLEX impressed upon us the need to get the system correctly sized from the beginning to deal with our 600mm thicknesser for processing

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slabs, saws, buzzers and a host of other equipment. We have never had a blockage and the area is dust free due to the appropriate specification of the filter.” A traditional 2 modular baghouse filter was installed by one of the two install teams who are permanent employees at NZDUCT+FLEX, driven by a JK 30D 5.5kW fan, and the dust is collected in bags for easy removal. Geoff Ebdon from NZDUCT+ FLEX says “As all the components i.e. the fan, filter, filter bags and ducting all come from JKF, compatibility and performance of the whole system is assured. The

filter units, made of Swedish finely galvanised steel, 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. “The secret to long lasting dust removal, with minimal maintenance, is sizing up the filter, fan and the needs of the customer’s machinery correctly, and it is the FILTER AREA, not only the fan power, that is key.” says Geoff Ebdon. “If you ask too small a filter unit to handle too much air and dust, instead of the dust cake


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forming gently on the surface of the filter material, it gets driven deep into the pile of the material and starts to clog. Once this happens it’s a downhill slope of: poor filtration and constant filter sock replacement, (this is costly), dust left in the work area creating health issues, and dust dangerously settling in the duct work (a potential fire risk). “When it comes to filters (commonly called bag houses) a good ‘big’ one will always beat a good ‘little’ one’ for longer life and less problems.” says Geoff. Kevin Mahoney says another benefit for using NZ DUCT+FLEX was the installation of the

LIPLOCK® ducting which like a child’s train set, can be undone and reconfigured as often as necessary saving costs. The Shed was fully operational throughout 2020 (although closed during the early lockdown), however already many machines have been relocated from their original position and it is a busy hub for the members every day.

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Building skills for tomorrow, today In late 2020, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) reached the milestone of 16,000 apprentices actively training. As its new Chief Executive, I am seeing first-hand that this is helping, but demand for skilled workers is still outstripping supply. This milestone is a great achievement and shows we are moving in the right direction to grow the number of skilled tradespeople in New Zealand. Although we are seeing a positive shift, there is still more work to be done. Many more people are needed to start formal training now, if we are to match New Zealand’s demand. Government, industry and vocational providers are all working on multiple fronts to address training needs, and the Government’s Apprenticeship Boost and Free Trades Training have significantly increased interest in apprenticeships.

Perception of trades careers Public perceptions are changing and trade careers are gaining in popularity for career seekers and career changers alike. The combination of more work being available, and the Government’s support for apprenticeship costs, have directly driven more people into the trades and are encouraging more employers to train. For a sector still challenged with a skills shortage, this is great news. IPSOS research shows the biggest improvement in perception in 2020 was within the Māori community, where positivity toward trade careers rose by 7%, showing our diversity and inclusiveness strategies are having an impact. It is fantastic to know that trade careers are being viewed as vocations where talented people can excel, achieve professional qualifications and become valuable contributors in our industries. What drives us is seeing people

We have an opportunity here to contribute to one of the biggest reform of vocational education New Zealand has ever seen.

get qualified and the smiles on their faces when they cross the finish line. They are successful; they are the right person, in the right place at the right time with valuable skills on board and this is what makes BCITO people get up every morning and go to work – it’s incredibly rewarding being part of their journey.

Change brings challenge There have been many challenges in the past year for businesses from so many angles. We get that even if you’re in a growth sector, ongoing growth brings its own challenges in terms of workload, a stressed workforce, and scaling up without falling over. We get that growth has to be built on strong

Master Joiners

a nation-wide network across ten strong regions Master Joiner membership in the regions connects members with industry leaders, training information, shared values and more. Master Joiners retain membership over their careers advancing growth and development with knowledge and expertise sharing. That commitment is driving a truly authentic membership experience by being inspired. We asked members about why they value connecting with Master Joiners in their regions and here is what they said.

Leverage the strengths of members Members come with a range of expertise, skills and strengths which provides professional peer support.

Supportive associate member network Keep up with product trends, services and product performance as the associate members are regularly available at regional meetings to support members with up-to-date information and support.

Regions offer a range of networking events Member networking events include supplier plant visits, celebrations of member success, apprentice awards, participating in working groups or sharing a meal - just because!

Reputation, industry identity and a united voice Master Joiner members row in the same direction, together. Members in the regions support sustainability, quality products and services and the training of tomorrows industry leaders; today!

Visit www.masterjoiners.nz to find your next regional event or to apply for a truly authentic membership experience. Images from top: Otago – Southland members discuss regional activity and enjoy a factory visit to O’Briens: Wellington members hear from Hafele representatives on latest products and get together for a Christmas celebration.

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foundations, and one of those foundations is people. In 2021, one of the biggest challenges we have at BCITO is moving through the reform of vocational education (RoVE) and ensuring employers’ needs in terms of training are met and exceeded, not disrupted. We support the Government’s decisions and are working in partnership with Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to ensure that the only impacts on employers and apprentices are positive ones. We have an opportunity here to contribute to one of the biggest reform of vocational education New Zealand has ever seen. We want to ensure that workbased learning is readily available and flexible enough to suit everyone’s individual needs even if those needs change over time.

Education and training can help people achieve their goals in life, whether they want to improve themselves, their job prospects or their community. Together with industry we’ll work to ensure the employer voice is heard, that any transformation process that occurs this year and beyond is employer-focused, and that any changes made are positive enhancements that result in an individual or a business’s success in terms of education.

qualified. It’s an absolute winwin. There are no fees at present, the apprentice gets to earn while they learn, and for the employer it is an investment in their business and the industry. We would like to see the Government’s support for employers continue past the two years for which it is currently available to ensure we continue to attract employers to industry training.

Get involved We believe the Government’s Apprenticeship Boost and No Fees schemes have directly driven more people into the trades and are encouraging more employers to train. Which, for a sector still challenged with a skills shortage, is great news.

The joinery industry has an ageing workforce and needs to grow more confident, capable and motivated professionals. Through on-the-job training and regular guidance, BCITO will support the industry to build a skilled workforce. A workforce where talented people can excel, achieve professional qualifications and become valuable contributors to industry and society.

It is fantastic to see more employers taking on apprentices and so many people getting

We are growing along with industry so that we can support the high volume of people and

businesses involved in training. We have never had this many people in training before in our entire thirty years of operation. With the Government support available, there’s never been a better time than now to get involved and train an apprentice. We look forward to working with you throughout 2021 to increase the number of qualified professionals in the joinery industry. Toby Beaglehole, Chief Executive, BCITO

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Steering a course Ian Featherstone

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. glasshalffull.co.nz

Mindset, Belief & Growth Working hard has always been valued and we know it’s a good way to achieve our goals. Some people have a natural talent for things, and it is easy to believe that this talent or gift is the reason why some succeed and are satisfied, and some of us are not. Developing ourselves and each other takes a learning, disciplined approach, and plenty of practise. We can choose to believe that the obstacles, diversions, errors and failures that come onto our path are impediments to progress, or we can choose to belief that these things provide growth opportunities that we are privileged to experience and learn from. It’s a question of mindset Mindset is about how your feelings and patterns of behaviour manifest throughout all areas of your life. Where your mindset is strong, you’ll get the behaviours you want in the key areas of your life. Where your mindset has weaknesses, you’ll see patterns of behaviour that hold you back.

What Is Your Mindset? To find out, start by reading the following statements and decide which ones you agree with most: 1.

In her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” Carol Dweck describes the concept of a “Fixed Mindset” or a “Growth Mindset”. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static truths which we cannot change in any meaningful way. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as an educational springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behaviour, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness.

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3. 4. 5.


People have a certain amount of intelligence, and there isn't any way to change it. No matter who you are, there isn't much you can do to improve your basic abilities and personality. People are capable of changing who they are. You can learn new things and improve your intelligence. People either have particular talents, or they don't. You can't just acquire talent for things like music, writing, art, or athletics. Studying, working hard, and practicing new skills are all ways to develop new talents and abilities.

If you tend to agree with statements 1, 2, and 5, then you probably have a more fixed mindset. If you agree with statements 3, and 4, 6, however, then you probably tend to have a growth mindset.

Can you change your mindset? There is no “button” for achieving a growth mindset, however, if we focus on the things we can control we will make progress. We can choose to hear our own inner voice, but not to always believe it; don’t listen to its doubts and fears, but re-frame them as opportunities and ask ourselves and others better questions such as “how can we ... ” “what will it take to ...”. If we learn to observe our own mind and thoughts, then we will remain calm enough to make better choices and learn from them, even if the outcome is not what we first envisioned. By focusing on the process rather than the outcome, we can help people understand that their efforts, hard work, and dedication can lead to change, learning, and growth both now and in the future. I hope that this article helps you believe in yourself and your abilities to grow, to develop, and to thrive beyond what you currently perceive as your limits.

Adapted from https://positivepsychology.com/growth-mindset-vs-fixed-mindset/ https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/

Heavy lifting & firm holding Vacuum Lifting with Schmalz JumboErgo For workpieces of many different shapes and sizes, weighing up to 300 kg, the Schmalz Vacuum Tube Lifter JumboErgo is the perfect solution to safe handling requirements. The twist grip on the JumboErgo is designed to operate like a motorcycle throttle. Large and heavy loads such as wooden boards, can be moved gently and precisely. The length of the operator handle can be varied, which allows the user to always maintain a safe distance from the load. The optional swivelling unit, allows you to swivel workpieces by 90° with the push of a button, letting the user swivel workpieces weighing up to 120kg securely and ergonomically. For airtight nonporous workpieces, the addition of a venting unit enables the user to quickly and safely release the workpiece as required. The benefits you can realise from the installation of a vacuum lifter include, increased productivity thanks to reduced handling and loading times, reduced requirement for multiple people to handle workpieces, the minimization of downtime due to employee injury, and damage-free gripping by using vacuum rather than sliding. The lifting unit, operating unit, vacuum grippers and vacuum generator on the vacuum tube lifter

Nesting Blocks - To increase the manufacturing flexibility (especially on the sides of various workpieces) Schmalz have developed the new VCBL-G-K1 vacuum blocks and adapter plate products for nesting operations.

Schmalz offer a large selection of high quality clamping equipment.

JumboErgo can be configured according your specifications. The JumboErgo is characterized by its lifting unit, which contracts and extends when lifting and lowering the load. The large effective suction area maximises safe holding of the workpiece. Due to its modular design, the vacuum tube lifter can be customized to your individual application. Automation Equipment offers Schmalz comprehensive range of accessories and complete systems with a highly ergonomic and responsive aluminium crane or gantry. Vacuum Clamping Systems Manual and Machine Manual Clamping - The vacuum clamping system Multi-Clamp is the perfect tool for quick and

flexible clamping of small and medium-sized workpieces. They can be fixed in any position and processed all-round. The MultiClamp is portable and can be used in a variety of industrial, workshop and building-site contexts. Machine Clamping - Homag, Weeke, Biesse, SCM, IMA, Holzher, Felder – Schmalz and Automation Equipment can supply vacuum blocks for console, grid table and nesting options. As a long-term partner of well-known machine manufacturers, Schmalz offers considerable experience and expertise in vacuum clamping technology. Whether initial equipment, retrofit solutions or spare parts Schmalz offers a large selection of high-quality clamping equipment for your machinery and application.

Console Table Systems Efficiency, Flexibility and Quality Whether using a 1-circuit or 2-circuit system, panel processing or frame production – console vacuum blocks from Schmalz can be positioned precisely and are relocated when changing the layout. A comprehensive range of high-quality vacuum blocks and spare parts are available for all leading CNC manufacturers. Grid Table Systems For Efficient Five-Axis Processing on Grid Tables Schmalz vacuum blocks for grid tables enable simple and flexible use; with simple installation. The non-slip fixings enable secure clamping of the workpieces even with high processing forces. This makes them ideal for complex five-axis applications without a wear plate.

For more information call Treotham on 0800 847 2004 or e-mail info@treotham.co.nz

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 March 2021 page 81





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Due Process a column by Geoff Hardy

In Financial Difficulties and Stuck? What can happen and what you can do about it.


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@ martellimckegg.co.nz.

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

oinery manufacture can be a risky business. It’s a capitalintensive industry that requires a big investment in expensive plant and equipment, most of which will need to come from borrowed money, and that plant and equipment can break down or become obsolete. Your business is labour-intensive and your staff require training. Unlike the average builder who does his manufacturing on the customer’s site, you also need your own premises, which will frequently be leased. You need to insure your premises and their contents. Your business consumes a lot of building materials which come at a significant cost, and often it’s a cost that you have to pay up front. The list goes on. Most of you will take those costs in your stride and make a healthy profit. But sometimes things don’t turn out the way you planned. There is no shortage of competitors chipping away at your client base, and occasionally you will lose one or more major customers without any warning. You might get a substantial rent increase, or a hike in your payroll costs due to labour law changes. One or more critical staff members might move on, and prove very difficult to replace. Your could suffer an unexpected disability or illness. The economy might tank. You might have a large order cancelled on you without compensation, or a major customer might go bust or have a protracted dispute with you, and default in payment of your invoices. And then you might get hit with something totally out of left field, such as a covid-19 pandemic. Sometimes these make such a big hole in your cash flow that

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you can’t pay your bills as they fall due. And when you get to that stage, technically you are insolvent.When you become insolvent, several things typically happen. Your suppliers put you on stop credit, and they hound you for payment. Your bank and landlord get twitchy. Your staff start to look for greener pastures. You can’t progress the work as promptly as you need to, which causes your customers to stop paying. You use deposits and progress payments from newer jobs to pay the bills on the older problematic ones. And your more aggressive creditors serve statutory demands on you. What is a Statutory Demand? It is a form that your creditors can give you under the Companies Act that gives you 15 working days to pay their debt, otherwise your company is deemed to be insolvent. Failure to pay in time enables the creditor to apply to the court to put your company into liquidation. That takes a few months to achieve, and there are various defences you can raise, but the application to liquidate your company becomes public knowledge at a very early stage. You can take comfort in the fact that statutory demands can only be used for undisputed debts, so unless you have conceded that the debt is payable, then you can always dispute it. But in the meantime if you want to stop the word getting out then you only get 10 working days to apply to the court to shut the whole thing down, and that costs a lot. What else can happen to you when you become insolvent? When your bank learns of your difficulties it can put your company in receivership. That means that all your company’s income is

syphoned off until the bank’s debt is paid, and usually liquidation follows after that. Your bank, your landlord and some suppliers will hold personal guarantees from you, and they will call those up if your company defaults in payment. You might be comforted by the fact that you have your personal assets in trust, but they can still bankrupt you, in which case you lose a lot of freedom and most of your non-trust assets. What are the consequences of the liquidation of your company? Well for a start, you lose control of it. The bank and any other secured creditors take most of the assets, and the liquidators convert the rest into cash. The liquidators distribute the cash to the preferential creditors (themselves, the employees, the IRD, etc.) and any surplus to the unsecured creditors. The company then ceases to exist. What else can the liquidators do? They can terminate any unprofitable contracts, and they can bring to an end any claim against the company and prevent anyone from suing it. In certain circumstances they can group all your companies together and combine their assets. They can call up your shareholder loan account, and if you have looked after yourself or any particular creditors at the expense of the other creditors, they can reverse those transactions and claw back any payments made in the 6 months prior to liquidation while the company was insolvent. What’s more, they can take action against you if you have breached any of your director’s duties under the Companies Act. That is exactly what happened in the recent case

of Debut Homes Ltd v Cooper, which is New Zealand’s latest and most high-ranking decision on the subject. Debut Homes was a residential developer, and Mr. Cooper was a shareholder and the sole director. By October 2012 he knew it was in trouble, and the shortfall to the IRD was likely to be $300,000. Notwithstanding this he elected to complete all current projects that the company was engaged in. To be fair to him, he tried very hard to salvage the company, but it was all to no avail. 17 months later the IRD got the company placed into liquidation, and by that time it was owed $450,000 in GST.

I can’t help thinking that this is an unrealistic expectation of human beings who are desperate to salvage their only source of income and ever-optimistic that their fortunes will change given enough time. Admittedly directors of large building companies who have little or no skin in the game and plenty of opportunity to earn a good living elsewhere might be more inclined to follow the Supreme Court’s guidance. However I suspect that owner/ operators of smaller companies like Mr. Cooper are more likely to take the risk regardless, and simply pay the penalty if it all comes unstuck.

Debut had completed and sold various homes, but Mr. Cooper decided where the proceeds went. He favoured the secured creditors who were holding personal guarantees from him, as well as his family trust, at the expense of the IRD. As a result, and because he had breached three of the directors’ duties under the Companies Act, he was ordered to pay $280,000 into the company, and $280,000 of the secured debt owed to the family trustees became unsecured instead. This was on top of the court costs and legal fees he had already incurred.

Finally, you may recall that for a short period during the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the Government relaxed the rules relating to directors’ duties under what was known as the “safe harbour” scheme. If you were inclined to battle on, and you met the relevant criteria, then up until 30 September 2020 you were allowed to take more of a gamble than you can during normal times. However this relaxation was only temporary, the criteria were quite strict, and it didn’t apply to one of the directors’ duties that Mr. Cooper was found to have breached. It remains to be seen whether covid-19 lockdowns will make a comeback, and if so, whether the Government will introduce the safe harbour regime once again.

The Court said that once he knew Debut had no hope of returning to solvency and there would inevitably be a shortfall to one or more creditors, Mr. Cooper should not have decided to continue to complete the developments. He could have put the company into liquidation. He could have invited the BNZ to put it into receivership. Or he could have gone for a creditors’ compromise, a scheme of arrangement, or a voluntary administration.

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master joiners Operations Manager - Allison Delaney, PO Box 12269, Thorndon, Wellington 6011. p: 027 234 1727, e: operations@masterjoiners.co.nz

AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email akmasterjoiners@woodman.co.nz 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.

Doorways (2009) Ltd 428 Church St East, Penrose, Auckland, Ph 09 571 0605, contact Neville Shirley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geoff Locke Cabinetmaker Ltd 67 Hodge Road, R D 6, Ruatangata, Whangarei 0176, Ph 09 433 5745, contact Geoff Locke. Goldfinch Timber Joinery Ltd 20 D & E Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland, Ph 09 277 8803, contact Harvey Whitehead. NZS4211 Affiliated Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty. G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Heritage Joinery Ltd 1007 Paerata Road, Paerata, Pukekohe. Ph 09 239 2794, contact Michael Oglesby. Hewe Kitchens & Interiors 10 Triton Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, Ph 09 479 6504, contacts Tony Hewetson or Craig Hewetson. Haydn & Rollett Ltd 1 Warehouse Way, Northcote, Auckland 0627. Ph 09 443 8315, contact Christopher Hartley. JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contact Noel Rowse. Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Dynamics Limited 122 Kitchener Road, Waiuku, Auckland, Ph 09 235 0252, contact Colin Drummond.

CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry

Cube Dentro 8 Tironui Station Rd, West Takanini, Auckland. Ph 09 297 7830, contact Leonie Hamill.

Legacy Joinery 120 Captain Springs Rd, Onehunga, Auckland. Ph 09 250 2150, contact Brandon van Zyl. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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.

Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mahurangi Joinery Ltd 23a Glenmore Drive, Warkworth, Auckland 0910, Ph 09 425 9849, contacts Joel and Suzannah Hemus. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. 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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McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Andrew Riley or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wendekreisen Travel Ltd Unit 1, 197 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland, Ph 03 489 6507, contact Sascha Warnken; Dieter Schuetze

Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9247, contact Kieren Mallon.

Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess.

Wood Works NZ Ltd 188B Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland.Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry.

Next Level Joinery Ltd 3D Target Court, Wairau, Auckland. Ph 021 568 655, contact Brendon Sowerby. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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 Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery Ltd 2 Canon Place, Pakuranga, Auckland. Ph 09 576 8858, contact Gary Farquhar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Popular Cabinets Ltd (T/A Popular Kitchens), PO Box 25 1052, Auckland, 2140, ph 09 576 6358, contact Sherry Shi. 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.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary Ph 04 471 1133 Email: info@masterjoiners.co.nz Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen. Artisan Carpentry Ltd 747 No2 Road, R D 2, Te Puke 3182, Ph 027 344 1918, contact Charles de Lapomarede Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, contact Steve O’Donohoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens Ltd 28 McAlister St, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Michelle McAnulty. 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.

Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Designline Limited 21 Gateway Drive, R D 4, Whakatane, Ph 07 307 0058, contacts Hayden and Rachel Boyd.

VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal.

Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. westpine.co.nz. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker. HK Kitchens 144 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga, Ph 07 927 3092, contact Jason Smith.

Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 902 5250, email office@huntlyjoinery.co.nz. 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: louise@kbh.kiwi 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.

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

Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton.

Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

The Joiner – Leighton Judd Ltd 50 Johnston Street, Foxton, Manawatu, Ph 06 363 5119, contact Leighton Judd

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.

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

Tweakit Joinery Solutions 200 Tutaki Road, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 2897, contact Vaughn Tongs. UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. WDA Installations 12 Serenity Cres, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North, 4414. Ph 027 443 1541, contact Craig Buckley.

TARANAKI Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky. Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 23 Oropuriri Road, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 759 8221, contact Sean Rice.

Brittin Builders Ltd T/A Parkhill Joinery 475 St Georges Road South, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 7623, contact Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 11 PotaeAve, Lytton West, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs. Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons.

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 Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mode Kitchens 77B Hurlstone Drive, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth 4312, ph 027 521 8527, contact Fraser Hall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry Ltd 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Craig Burley.

Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111.

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


MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact John Bower. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens 8 Carnegie Rd, Onekawa, Napier 4110. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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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: scott.nichols@onboardnz.co.nz

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

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.

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: cjmasecretary@gmail.com

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: anderson.joinery@xtra.co.nz, 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 jo@barrettjoinery.co.nz 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: gary@stevwill.co.nz. 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. Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, contact Graeme Emmerson. Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 027 6774 729, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Leith Joinery 2 Roberts St, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Treebay Manufacturing Limited 17 Jutland St, Dunedin Central, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, contact Russell Mair. 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. Mearns and Leckie Limited 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, contact Matt Fuehrer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Master Joiners National Associate Members Acero Limited www.acero.co.nz

Carters www.carters.co.nz

Homag www.homag.com

Morgan & Aickin Ltd www.morganandaickin.co.nz

Timspec www.timspec.co.nz

Advanced Engineering Services www.aesparts.co.nz

Cosentino New Zealand Ltd www.cosentino.com

KLC Limited www.klc.co.nz

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd www.nelsonpine.co.nz

Universal Granites & Marbles www.universalgranite.co.nz

Allegion (New Zealand) Ltd www.allegion.co.nz

Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd www.crombielockwood.co.nz

Joinery IT www.cabinetvision.co.nz

New Zealand Panels Group www.nzpanels.co.nz

Architectural Hardware Supplies www.ahs.co.nz

Daiken New Zealand Limited www.daiken-nz.com

Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd www.knobsnknockers.co.nz

Nexvia www.nexvia.com.au

Tunnicliffe Timber Solutions 2018 Ltd www.tunnicliffes.co.nz

Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd) www.artia.co.nz

Elite Hardware Ltd www.elitehardware.co.nz

Laminex New Zealand www.laminexnewzealand.co.nz

Onboard New Zealand Limited www.onboardnz.co.nz

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd www.assaabloy.com

Enko Group Ltd www.enkogroup.com

Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd www.leitz.co.nz

Placemakers www.placemakers.co.nz

Automation Equipment (NZ) Ltd www.autoequip.co.nz

Glass Half Full www.glasshalffull.co.nz

Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd www.machinesrus.co.nz

Resene Paints Ltd www.resene.co.nz

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Häfele NZ Ltd www.hafele.co.nz

Marbello International Ltd www.marbello.com

Rosenfeld Kidson & Co Ltd www.rosenfeldkidson.co.nz

Blum NZ Ltd www.blum.com

Halswell Timber Co Ltd www.halswelltimber.co.nz

Metro Performance Glass www.metroglass.co.nz

Schlegel Pty Ltd www.schlegel.com

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Herman Pacific www.hermpac.co.nz

Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd www.milesnelson.co.nz

Seearco Industrial Abrasives www.seearco.co.nz

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Reports from Branch Presidents February 2021

AUCKLAND / NORTHLAND We start the year as we ended 2020; full books and under pressure. Although a few companies were slower to get started with clients still making the most of the great summer weather, but now up to full capacity. The common feel is that 2021 will continue to be a year effected by Covid 19. International travel and tourism on hold, resulting with the investment back into the domestic construction. Also we are faced with delays in imported materials and componentry, with countries still being closed down with outbreaks recurring. The upturn in domestic construction has put huge demand on our timber supplies, in particular Pine. Pine being widely used in construction, along with high level of export log, our suppliers struggling to get feed stock. The impact of interrupted supply of materials on our members businesses is concerning with jobs not been completed on time and alternative products needing to be sourced which have not been budgeted for. Members are now starting to talk about the effects on their businesses, as the Government has introduced a Bill to change the entitlement of sick leave; doubling from 5 to 10 days. To add to this is the addition of another public holiday; Matariki first one set down for 24 June 2022. Both combined, potentially in the worst case, businesses will lose a week’s production from each employee, resulting in charge out rates having to increase. With a spate of price increases in materials and the pending increase in overheads, members are concerned about the increase in cost of timber joinery in the market. The Auckland’s annual Fishing trip is set down for mid-February, which our members are all looking forward to. This year venturing to the Hauraki Gulf but are currently at risk due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak. - Rob Pickup CANTERBURY After a crazy busy time leading up to Christmas our members have also had a very busy start to

the new year. I hope you all had a well earned Christmas break and enjoyed the lovely warm weather ready for a busier than normal year ahead. With confidence in the industry strong, qualified staff are becoming hard to find. Lots of our members are taking on apprentices with the governments grants available. I am pleased to see apprenticeships are now a pathway for our young people. With the short supply and long shipping times of materials, we now need to be more organised in planning jobs. This also requires clients to finalize plans, colours and hardware earlier or risk long delays. In Canterbury we are getting good numbers attending our meetings at Bum’s great new showroom/warehouse in Christchurch. Our meetings are a great place to have a beer, a meal and discuss all the happenings in the joinery world. We are holding our inaugural Canterbury Master Joiner Awards in late February. We are looking forward to showcasing our local Master Joiners amazing work. In order to raise the profile of the MJ brand and Master Joiners we have been advertising in Metropol magazine. We want the public to recognise MJ logo. Our aim is to get potential clients to use a Master Joiner for all their Joinery needs. With conference approaching we are all looking forward to catching up with fellow members from throughout the country. Conference has a bit of a different look this year. With some great speakers, breakout sessions and the Annual Excellence Awards. - Nathan Busch CENTRAL The Central Region is definitely still very much under the pump. From what we have heard from members and also nonmembers, everyone is solidly booked well into the middle of the year. Residential new builds are keeping a lot of people busy. The rest are being kept busy with the renovation market which has just taken off after the first Covid lockdown. People who were planning overseas travel, are now instead spending their

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money on renovating their homes. The feedback is that people are getting multiple enquires a week for quotes and designs on kitchens etc. - Andrew Reilly NELSON MARLBOROUGH Part way through 2020 we as a region envisaged our economy being hit hard and about to enter a significant recession. But the scenario is somewhat different. All of our members have seen incredible customer demand, significant pressures on supply and retaining staff has become front of mind. Our members are tremendously busy with full order books until mid year and have established reliable supply arrangements. We are blessed as a region to have a number of suppliers who have been superb support partners in fulfilling supply demand requirements. House builds are up, consents are up, internal migration is still very positive towards our region. We as a branch continued a focus on professional development and training over the last year. This years focus will be Personal Well-being for our members and our members staff. We believe the effects of Covid has mediated people’s perspective on what is important, so staff need to be approached differently. The traumas of last April and May also indicated that education around well-being support and resilience management is a priority. We feel in a very good position to face 2021 and whatever that may bring but we need to develop tools to protect our future. In line with that we again celebrated our end of year ‘graduates’ alongside ARA, BCITO and NMIT. We took the opportunity to celebrate and award those who completed the PreTrade programme and the high performing apprentices. Another great event and another example of celebrating achievement and focusing on the positives. We have our own awards locked in for early March and have a high interest in attending the MJ conference this year. Even though we are all very busy, we see the benefits of learning and

also believe celebration of our industry is important. Late last year saw an initiative with a local establishment midway between our two regions Marlborough and Nelson, the Rai Tavern. Suppliers and Joiners worked together to help the renovation of the old pub. Meaning that moving forward we will have a venue halfway between the regions, that is master joiner friendly and perfect for our joint meetings. Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate. - Myles Sellers OTAGO SOUTHLAND The Otago-Southland region enjoyed a strong finish to 2020, and this has continued on to a good start in 2021. Local joiners are reporting a good outlook on workloads and confirmed jobs into 2021. There appears strong demand in most segments. Labour and Labour supply remains steady. Apprentice training is also looking good for the future with strong numbers nationally and locally. Supply chain pressure remains as the most significant of the short-term risk. Global supply chains are still recovering from the COVID interruptions and this has persisted as challenges to Sea and Air Transport.For the joiners, we have a great pipeline of events in 2021. Our National Conference in March 2021 is the first face-to-face since the #1 most-awesome conference ever in Invercargill, June 2019. Locally, we have scheduled multiple events and meetings all over the Otago and Southland region: Dinners, Activities, Site-Visits. Employees, staff, and all local and regional associate members are welcome. I look forward to catching up with you all soon. - Reuben Bogue TARANAKI With hot summer weather and long sunny days, most of our member have started the year with good work loads, and most have good forward work loads. Most members have reported heavy work loads leading up to Christmas time. A shortage of some materials has been,

and continues to be a problem, which means that members are developing better organisational, and forward planning skills. Fortunately, most suppliers had stocked up with larger quantities of product, which proved a saving grace. Ordering from overseas is still proving a challenge with some products taking longer to get to NZ, and then through the necessary procedures, before they get to us. Taranaki is experiencing an extremely hot housing market, with houses selling very fast, sometimes within 24 hours of being listed. Section’s seem to be moving fast all over Taranaki, and Stratford is a huge part of that. Sections are often sold before the first sod is turned, or titles issued. New housing seems to be very buoyant, with most builders reporting steady to heavy work loads over the next year and into 2022 . The Government’s kick start projects have begun, with the Base Hospital under way, and the Yarrows Stadium stage 1 Earthquake Strengthening having started, as well as the Somerset Rest Home development in Bell Block. While the hive of activity in all areas of the building trade is great for us all, it is putting an enormous strain on employing and retaining qualified staff over all trades. Most companies seem to be well staffed and there is little movement. People are moving to Taranaki but finding the right person, willing to work, reliable and with a good attitude and a responsible work ethic can be a challenge. It is heartening to hear that a couple of companies have utilised the Governments Apprenticeship Scheme. There are so many possibilities within the joinery field and we need to be thinking about how we can entice the youth of today to want to be involved, to be a joiner, a furniture or kitchen designer, a CAD designer…the opportunities are endless. Lets keep moving forward together, as an industry, to support the team of five million! Bryan Frank

Shannon Atwill from Laminex New Zealand won the Waikato - Bay of Plenty shoot-out.

WAIKATO – BAY OF PLENTY The lead up to Christmas was absolutely diabolical for Master Joiner members in the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty, it was where we really felt the effects of the five week loss of manufacturing while in Lockdown. We also contended with stock and materials being delayed and/or being out of stock - it was like nothing we’d ever experienced before. Frustration levels were running high, and I think everyone in the industry copped it at some stage - yet the situation was (and still is) out of anyone’s control. I hope you all had an opportunity to rest and relax over the holiday period, and recharge the batteries. As members were so busy, we opted to have a Zoom meeting in October, but it was great to see (in person!) twenty or so Waikato/Bay of Plenty members and Associates at our Christmas Golf evening in Tirau in November. Shannon Atwill (Laminex) was the proud winner of our coveted regional trophy, for being closest to the pin in a “shoot-out” after the nine holes. Members throughout the region are still reporting high levels of enquiries, and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. How long it will continue for is anyone’s guess. Staff shortages are still an issue, unfortunately it would appear no joiners have

returned from overseas! Although the suppliers were able to catch up slightly by working some or all of the holiday period, with the pandemic still raging around the world, we may soon be back where we were pre-Christmas with stock concerns. Within our own company we’re doing our best to get material orders in promptly where possible, but that creates its own issues; cost, storage, etc, and it’s not always feasible. We’re looking forward to hosting the Conference in March, seeing familiar faces and sharing experiences. We are extremely fortunate to be able to participate in an event like this, while the rest of the world is still so restricted. Let’s make the most of it while we can. I wish you all the best of luck in these uncertain times. - David Higgins WAITAKI The Waitaki region is very busy. There is a lot of work to design and quote on, and new inquiries are being received on a regular basis across our region. Work has remained steady with no quiet patches. Members reported that forward workloads are looking good. All members have plenty to do for several months and for some most of the year is already fully booked. Unfortunately, this means that some are having to turn down pricing of work. Due to demand and work being booked so far in advance, it is hoped that timing for most jobs remains as currently scheduled. Since the last report, four apprentices have been employed in our region and another member is considering offering a new apprenticeship. In addition to the apprentices, five members have taken on new staff in a variety of roles including joiners, office manager and quantity surveyor. While some staff have been lost due to retirement or leaving the area, the number of new staff taken on has been greater than the number leaving. The high amount of work about at present means that seven members are considering employing extra staff. The skills being looked for include

apprentices, qualified joiners (if they can be found), installers and CAD programmers. One member noted that they have been using temp staff from Christchurch until they can find permanent tradespeople. There is a shortage of qualified joiners in our region. Getting material is proving to be challenging and may become worse as the year progresses. Also of concern is how this may affect contracts with liquidated damages if the end dates cannot be met due to materials not being available. It has been noted that there is a quick turnaround of board again which is great. Unfortunately supply of both stone and laminate benchtops seems to be slower than normal due to stock and Covid hold ups. Other suppliers, for example hardware fittings, are struggling to get stock and the lead times for delivery are getting pushed out. Members are aware that this means we all need to be more organised and order stock well in advance of needing it. Finances are mixed across our region. Some members reported no issues while others noted that residential clients are pushing the boundaries. Examples are being slow to pay or only making part payments. This is across deposits, progress payments and standard invoices. No major bad debts were reported but we all need to keep on top of this so that it does not escalate. In general, the Waitaki District has a positive outlook. It looks like it will be another busy year, however, it may be more challenging due to Covid and overseas lockdowns affecting the supply chain. There are a lot of renovations and new builds happening in the area so the work involves house loads of joinery, not just kitchens. The lack of overseas travel appears to have had benefits for our industry when it comes to people deciding to build or do alterations. Work keeps rolling in and long may it last. - Gary Firman

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Joiners Magazine March 2021 Issue  

New Zealand’s Magazine for the Joinery, Cabinetmaking, Furniture and Kitchen Manufacturing Industries.

Joiners Magazine March 2021 Issue  

New Zealand’s Magazine for the Joinery, Cabinetmaking, Furniture and Kitchen Manufacturing Industries.

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