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contents designers kitchen 18 What do designers do with their own kitchens. We look at award winning designer Marianne Gailers home kitchen.

COVER Shoji doors from Total Timba Joinery see story page 24

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Julian Jaques on looking after staff Dr Buzz 64 Duncan Such on the economists’, the media and public company governance

North Shore business 22 Aucklands North Shore has been enjoying strong residential growth since they put in the bridge in 1959. We talk to several suppliers and manufacturers about current trends on the Shore.

Laminex Update 67 Robert Gibbes talks of investing in the industry and Formica as art Insurance Matters 67 Dean Young on the importance of medical cover Due Process 68 Geoff Hardy spells out ‘joint and several liability’ A view from both sides 69 Tony DeLorenzo on managing client expectations Web Directions 70 Matt Woodward discusses the benefits of ‘cloud computing’

paint responsibly 34 There are many green phrases used in industry today - none more so than in the paint and coatings industry. We look at where to go to find out more.

square curves 42 When you are manufacturing curved timber seating for what is arguably the most used square in New Zealand you have to get it right. Woodform Design display their skills in Aotea Square.


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The NZ Wood Timber Design Awards celebrate the best in residential and commercial timber design and construction. We look at the winners in 2010.

JITO news - 65 FITEC news - 66 Trade Directories - 72 - 77 Product Focus - 78 Classifieds - 80

Things to watch for ... Accoya the new timber in town page 16 • Introductory offer on new Jacks panel saw page 50

• Advisor network page 65

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from the presidents desk

look after your staff Christmas is fast approaching and I’m sure you’re all looking forward to pulling up stumps for a few weeks and spending time at the beach with family and friends. Most joiners I have spoken to are reporting reasonably heavy schedules in line with the traditional Christmas rush and will be looking forward to well earned break. Christmas is also a great time to acknowledge your staff’s efforts through what has been a very tough year. After all, the recession hasn’t just affected business owners, it has meant considerable uncertainty and limits on remuneration for our staff too. There are many creative ways to show your appreciation for staff – from a Christmas ham or petrol vouchers to ease their holiday expenses, through to a Christmas function that works for your team – be it a fishing trip or a family fun day. And speaking of staff, where are tomorrow’s skilled staff being trained? When work begins to pick up again, we will once again be faced with a shortage of well trained staff who understand our industry. These skill shortages limit productivity improvement for our businesses. Apprenticeships are vital and I urge you to see them as an investment into your own business development, and to that of the industry. As you’re all aware, the Master Joiners major initiative at this time is driving the development of the NZS 4211 Timber Joinery Compliance. There is considerable progress behind the scenes with testing well down the track with great results. When introduced the new standard will professionalise the Joinery industry and we will be able to promote timber joinery as a fantastic product for the modern home. There’s more information about that in this issue, and you’ll be hearing a lot more about the introduction phase in 2011.

Holmes Consulting Group

wins international 2010 structural award Holmes Consulting Group has won the prestigious international 2010 Structural Award in the Heritage category from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London. The award-winning project was the structural design of the new Supreme Court of New Zealand and the simultaneous seismic retrofit of the Old High Court. “The protection of the old High Court building and its architectural heritage, particularly in Wellington, is an achievement that all those involved can be proud of. It also ensures that the building’s association with New Zealand’s legal history will continue well into the future,” Ministry of Justice Assistant Deputy Secretary (Courts) Andrew Hampton says. Wellington Business Manager Hamish McKenzie notes: “We are delighted to win this prestigious international award for our structural design of the Supreme Court of New Zealand project. It’s a fitting recognition of the dedication of the entire project team including Warren and Mahoney Architects, The Building Intelligence Group, Norman Disney Young and Mainzeal Construction. The award highlights our expertise in sophisticated seismic analysis and the strengthening and base isolation of heritage buildings. It is extremely pleasing to see this expertise recognised on the world stage.” Established in 1968, the Structural Awards recognise and reward the work of the world’s most talented structural designers, their indispensable contribution to the built environment and showcase projects that lead the industry’s development.The Institution of Structural Engineers has 23,000 members in 105 countries.

Compliments of the season to you all. I wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday. Thought for the day! “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing” Julian Jaques President Registered Master Joiners



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From The Publisher Summer is here at long last. Economic activity particularly the renovation scene appears to be well underway. I was at my local Bunnings outlet recently and it certainly looked like consumers were out in force. I can only hope it has been the same for those in the trades. Our December issue this time looks at a number of businesses based on Auckland’s North Shore. It’s a pretty varied bunch of companies from joiners, cabbies, furniture makers and kitchen manufacturers to a number of industry suppliers. The general consensus has been a tough but better year than 2009. Perhaps we will see general recovery in 2011. We feature in this issue two projects of interest: work by Total Timba Joinery in winning the Best Door or Window from the recent Master Joiners Awards and a kitchen designed by interior designer of the moment, Marianne Gailer. Both illustrate outstanding workmanship and excellence in design. In the case of Total Timba Joinery, we see how they deal with the sheer size of the project concerned.There is still plenty of excellent solid wood work being done out there using the latest from the leading machinery suppliers. Talking of wood, there is also an article looking at the next generation of wood product called Accoya. Worth a gander as I suspect we are going to hear a lot more about it in the future. Good luck to Timber Specialists Ltd as the New Zealand agents for this product. Another feature looks at the paint industry and the use of what I call ‘green’ terminology. It can be a bit confusing as to what all the different expressions mean so we went to the leading suppliers for some help and the result is a directory to a variety of sites to find our more about this direct from the horse’s mouth so to speak. A bonus for readers this time is the inclusion of a 2011 Wall Planner as an insert. We hope you find this a useful addition and expect to see a few on office walls of companies we visit next year! As always, we thank suppliers for their support in 2010 and you the readers for taking the time to peruse stories, products and services we have put together over the year. Have a good Xmas and New Year break and we’ll catch up to you again in 2011. Bob Nordgren

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3D Kitchen Software 2010 Draw winners Taken at a meeting of the Waitaki Joinery Manufacturers Association on 28 October. President of the association Neville Kitchen presents the Life Members certificate to Trevor Hill who is retiring after 32 years of membership.

The winner of the JOINERS Magazine sponsored 3d Kitchen Software Draw was Grant Kearney of Grant Kearney Joiners in North Canterbury. Grant wins a 3D Pro Custom full design and production package valued at just over $15,000. Due to the number of entrants Chris Adams of 3d Kitchen decided to offer a second consulation prize consisting of the 3D Pro Design package. This went to Brentt Jones of Pineridge Crafts in Norfolk Island. Congratulations to the two and expect to hear more about how they are getting on in subsequent issues next year.

Kong makes official debut In October Hafele officially launched the arrival of their mobile showroom called Kong at a function held at Hafele’s head office in Auckland’s East Tamaki. This huge bus will tour around New Zealand showing New Zealanders what the latest is on offer from Hafele. With guests largely drawn from the design and architectural sector the evening was notable for the food, the entertainment (silky jazz sounds from Peter Urlich) and the question / answer session with two leading architects in Alistair Hood and Hamish Boyd from Jasmax and interior designer Morgan Cronin chaired hilariously by comedian Patrick Duffy. A night to remember from Hafele.

three and counting ... In our last issue we stated that Maureen Beattie of Seaboard Joinery in Auckland was the only woman currently running a joinery business as Managing Director. Bad call. We have had a couple of readers inform us of other women doing the same job. Our apologies to Denise McLean of Townshends 1994 Ltd in Palmerston North and Julie Galyer of Wainui Joinery in Wainuiomata.

Heritage Hardware planner Heritage Hardware have produced a 2011 wall planner free to all those who ask. If you want a copy contact Heritage Hardware on freephone 0508 HERITAGE, they will be happy to oblige.









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LIGNA tour with Weinig & Jacks LIGNA 2011 takes place from 30 May until 3 June in Hannover, Germany. Weinig Australia and W & R Jack have been running tours to Germany to visit the Fair for over 20 years and are now seeking expressions of interest for LIGNA 2011. Weinig will again conduct a week long ‘Pre-LIGNA’ tour to demonstrate machinery under working conditions in a range of operations in Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands, demonstrating the latest technology in use over a range of industries. To accommodate the broad spectrum of participants the tour will consist of two streams. After the first two days in Sweden, participants have a choice of Stream 1 – Window/ Fenestration Tour or Stream 2 – Wood Processing/Engineered Wood Products Tour. The worldwide attention to energy efficiency and sustainability has put timber windows under the spotlight and Stream 1 – planning to visit the UK and Netherlands - will showcase some of the world’s leading producers of timber windows and joinery. Pushing the boundaries of natural strength, durability and availability, architects and designers are leading the charge with Engineered Timber Products, whilst at the same time, the use of technology in reducing labour inputs and increasing production will be highlighted in Stream 2. As always, demand for the Tour is expected to be high, and due to restrictions on site in Europe, numbers will be limited. It is important anyone interested responds as soon as possible. For further details or to register your interest please contact: Weinig Australia – Sam Rowe, W&R Jack - Peter Cook, Warrick Small, Tour will depart May 21st and arrive back on June 5th.

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In 2009, interzum confirmed its position as the world’s leading trade fair for suppliers for furniture production and interiors. Exhibitors presented world premieres of new products and future-oriented materials for well-known and new types of applications. In 2011, interzum will again live up to its reputation as a trade fair for innovation. With seven product segments, the industry will be inspired by the trends presented by the exhibitors.

Ligna 30 May - 3 June 2011 At the last exhibition in 2009 there were nearly 1800 exhibitors from 50 countries presenting their products. With over 130,000m2 and 80,000 visitors LIGNA is the world’s No 1 event for the timber and forest industry. LIGNA HANNOVER will once again be covering the full spectrum of the forestry and wood industries. The event incorporates all aspects, ranging from forestry, forestry technology, bioenergy from wood, the wood industries, joinery and carpentry to the finished product. In 2011, the specially featured topics are surface technologies, lightweight construction and using wood as a source of energy.

MASTER JOINERS CONFERENCE Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, 23 June to 25 June 2011 There is plenty of excitement to be had in Rotorua in winter, when the region’s dramatic landscape comes to life. Clouds of steam writhe around the hills as you hit town, welcoming you to this renowned geothermal hot spot. Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel is the conference venue. This modern, 4½ star hotel on the shores of Lake Rotorua is the perfect venue for our return to the more traditional format of conference and Awards Dinner. While returning to the traditional style of exhibition, with trade booths in the rooms adjoining the meeting room, we have also retained some of the extremely successful elements from the Te Anau Conference. Sponsors will have the ability to create or strengthen relationships with key joinery industry people in a relaxed environment. The social programme is hugely exciting and will ensure a great time is had by all. With a number of adrenalin activities, Rotorua is a top adventure destination, and a soak in a piping hot mineral spa will revive and relax you. The conference organisers are Karen and Angie of Attend Limited phone (06) 833 7440. Registration packs will be mailed out to members in February.



provides inspiration behind Laminex Group award

Fletcher Engineering General Manager, Graham Darlow (L) and The Laminex Group General Manager, Robert Gibbes, at the 2010 JRA Best Workplaces Awards

Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton proved to be the launch pad for an innovative leadership programme at The Laminex Group which resulted in the New Zealand company being awarded most improved medium-large workplace in the 2010 JRA Best Workplaces Awards. The Laminex Group General Manager, Robert Gibbes, said staff were delighted that the company had been named recipient of the award but acknowledged that there was still a way to go. “Based on the results of our involvement in the 2009 JRA Best Workplaces Survey, we identified that a gap existed within the company between our pursuit of high performance and employee engagement in that process,” Robert said.

“Last year we along with every other business in New Zealand, were wrestling with a recession. Whilst we clearly couldn’t control the external business environment, we were keenly aware that we could enhance the experience people had when they arrived at work each day. Furthermore, we wanted to ensure that we were maximising the service and overall experience customers received when they dealt with us.” The company, therefore, sought to focus on its management team and ensure that there was a high quality leadership standard in place. “Our first challenge was to define exactly what that standard would be,” Robert said. Based on the results of a Harvard study that identified Sir Ernest Shackleton as being the best example of leadership in adversity, a video about the explorer was presented at management workshops. “This effectively established a picture in people’s minds of what leadership in hard times looks like.” To support this, the company then engaged an external supplier to look at key values within the workplace. This led to a series of workshops focussed on educating the team on thoughts, words, actions and their consequences.

A review of the high performance environment was also carried out and the Olympics were identified as being one clear example. “To do well in business, we need to maintain performance consistently - not just through one single event. However, an analysis of athletic performance at the Olympics showed that some of the key drivers for success are exposure – there’s simply no place to hide when you’re being viewed by millions – and the incredibly powerful reward or disappointment of achieving or not gaining a medal or goal.”

gone from strength-to-strength, whereas the late adopters have notably lagged behind.” He said the next steps post Awards is for the company to further review and increase uptake of its leadership system. However, from an employee perspective he said the team are now clear about what top quality leadership means. “An enriched two-way dialogue between management and their team members has opened up, leading to increased respect for each other and a renewed enthusiasm within the organisation.

Armed with that insight, a leadership system called ‘Leaders at Every Level’ was developed and launched with all managers within The Laminex Group. It provides staff with the tools needed to lead effectively.

“For the 400 staff who work at The Laminex Group things have changed considerably. People know that their opinion really counts and they have a clear understanding of where the business is heading.

A year on and the company has made great strides in strengthening leadership practices amongst its managers. However, Robert said the process had not been smooth sailing.

“From a customer perspective, our aim is to ensure our clients are experiencing the increasing levels of service they expect from a leading New Zealand company and that we are consistently supporting them in their business success.”

“As with marketing or the launch of any new technology, there have been the early and late adopters of the system. Without a doubt, areas of the business that have early adopters as leaders have

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Prepare for the future ... Looking ahead 5 years is surprisingly harder than it sounds for the wood-working industry. Allowing for sales predictions & growth, changes in technology, and advances in composites, are obvious considerations for the industry, yet major ‘takeovers’ can happen in minutes and tomorrow you’re working for someone else. Other factors such as ‘Health & Safety’ and ‘Clean Air Discharge’ regulations have growing awareness and responsibilities for the industry, and bring with them changes to the way we conduct our business operations. Understandably, Egmont Air, specialists in dust and fume extraction, are well acquainted with these factors. They provide a free on-site consultation to evaluate your dust extraction requirements and provide a detailed report on the current status and recommended improvements that prepare your business for the future.

“Optimum dust extraction performance has a massive impact on the well-being of employees and productivity in the workplace” comments Mr Cameron Prestidge of Egmont Air, “A properly performing dust extraction system prevents dust emitting from machinery and filling the workshop with fine dust”. Egmont Air offer complete design, supply and installation of dust extraction systems for wood-working applications and guarantee the performance and outcomes of the system to provide a clean, safe, productive work environment. Consideration is given to individual work processes of each factory and allowance is made for future growth. The Egmont Air systems are a modular construction that can be changed, modified or enlarged as dust extraction requirements

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develop, allowing the factory to concentrate on manufacturing without compromise. Compliance with ‘Clean Air Discharge Regulations’, and providing ‘Energy Efficient’ solutions are also an important feature of the Egmont Air systems. Documentation can be provided to satisfy local authorities that purified discharge air will not provide environmental harm or a nuisance to neighbours. High-efficiency fans coupled with the unique Egmont Air Eco-Power Pressure Stabilizer, provide live monitoring of suction requirements so that the optimum airflow & suction rates are provided for each machine operating at any one time. This arrangement provides substantial power savings in the vicinity of 25-50% for factories with machines running at alternative times.

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Trans Tasman Timber Design Awards announced NZ Wood and Australian Timber Design Awards announce the introduction of a Trans-Tasman Timber Design Award open to the design industries in both Australia and New Zealand. The awards will be made in four categories: • Residential housing • Commercial construction • Community • Multi-storey Entries will be drawn from the finalists in the recent Australian and New Zealand national timber design awards. “This will be the first year such awards have been made and we intend it to be the first of many,” says Geoff Henley programme manager of NZ Wood. “Both Australia and New Zealand have built houses in wood for generations. However, interest in wood for other applications has blossomed in the last few years

and there is great interest in its use in commercial, community and multi-storey construction.” “Awards give us the opportunity to incentivise superior design in wood. Being such a versatile product the only limitation is the imagination of the designer. TransTasman Awards give designers in both countries the opportunity to show what they are capable of across a larger market,” says Andrew Dunn, chief executive, Timber Development Association NSW. Judging for the awards by an Australia/New Zealand panel will take place in the next few weeks with the winners being announced just before Christmas.

(See the winners of the 2010 NZ awards on pages 58 and 59)

SCM group invest The SCM Group recently announced it is investing 30 million Euros in technology and know-how. For almost 60 years it has offered the widest range of machinery, from standard machines for joinery companies up to intergrated lines for industrial production of furniture and wood components. With 10 production plants and 3450 employees the SCM Group exports 70% of its product to 120 countries through 23 foreign subsidiaries and 350 distributors and agents. Over 500 engineers provide training, service, maintenance and spare parts every day throughout the world. Ongoing research and development is carried out by 70 engineers who design and create new products to be manufactured, assembled and distributed for the entire group. To ensure quality of the entire manufacturing cycle a special production plant with over 90 highly sophisticated CNC machining centres has been created to control all pre-assembly operations: iron castings, metalwork carpentry, painting, CNC machining, electro-spindle, electric, electro-mechanic and electronic components. The SCM range of products is sold and serviced in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery.

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Salice in new partnership The Salice Group and Bortoluzzi Sistemi have created an important strategic partnership, aimed at achieving significant commercial and production synergies. This agreement was formalised in October with the acquisition by the Salice Group of 40% of the capital of Bortoluzzi Sistemi. Founded in 1926, Salice is a world leader in concealed hinges and opening systems for the furniture sector. Thanks to continual innovation in product and process, linked to a world-wide distribution network, the Salice group has over the years consolidated its strength in technical excellence and in exports. With a portfolio of over 500 patents and over 2,000 products, Salice is active in more than 80 countries and derives up to 70% of its revenue from exports.

18,000 visitors confirmation for SICAM If the future of the industry depended on what happened at SICAM, the economic crisis is over. This was the atmosphere perceived during the four days of the International Exhibition of Components and Accessories for the Furniture Industry, which took place in Pordenone from 20th to 23rd October 2010. 18,000 visitors attended the exhibition, 26% from abroad mainly from Germany, Spain, Russia and Great Britain. All the decision makers of the industry met in Pordenone and strongly contributed to make the fair a place to do business, negotiate, test products and analyse solutions. 530 exhibitors spread over 14,000 square meters caught the attention of the whole industry giving great satisfaction to the organizers, who felt rewarded after their efforts to make the exhibition a not to be missed event. It has to be underlined that this success bases on the relationship of tight collaboration with the exhibitors, since the beginning the characteristic of SICAM’s way of working.

The third edition of SICAM.will take place from 19th to 22nd October 2011.

A pioneer in its field, Bortoluzzi Sistemi is today at the forefront of the field of sliding door systems thanks to constant research and development as well as collaboration with the leading companies in interior design and manufacture. Present in more than 39 countries, the company offers a wide range of patented products designed to provide sliding door solutions that offer smooth, silent and highquality performance in all situations. Through the partnership agreement, Salice and Bortoluzzi Sistemi unify their respective areas of excellence. The strong flair for innovation that identifies both companies is now united in a shared strategy aimed at driving forward continuing improvement in the quality and services offered to their world- wide customer base.

Canterbury Quake A report prepared by Professor Andy Buchanan and Michael Newcombe, University of Canterbury, on the performance of residential houses as a result of the Darfield earthquake of 4th September, commented that “Solid timber houses (Lockwood, Fraemohs and Intalok) performed excellently in the earthquake”. Overall conclusions were residential building stock, consisting predominately of light timber frame construction, performed very well. Where the worst damage occurred was on liquefied ground and hence wooden/concrete piles and wooden floors performed better than concrete floor slabs. Concrete slabs have been a feature of most houses built in New Zealand over the last twenty years. The outcome could well see a return to more piles and wooden floors - maybe our forbears knew something after all! source: PMA Newsletter issue 151

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Weinig Chairman Wolfgang Pöschl and Finance Director Karl Wachter.

WEINIG reorganizes its business divisions Weinig AG is reorganizing its business divisions. This is a response of the company to rapidly increasing product diversity and changing conditions in the market for wood processing machines. Five product divisions will be created in the operations sector: profiling, windows, pre-cutting, end profiling and used machines. Each individual product area is structured around the process. Organizational tasks will be assigned to corporate staff functions. The sales and service companies of Weinig around the world will remain in place in order to maintain Weinig’s traditional close links with customers. The technical focus of the individual product areas is assured. The product divisions will be the central element in the future Weinig organization and will be largely independent, with ongoing development of the product range as their main objective. Wolfgang Pöschl, Chairman of the Board, pinpoints the decisive advantages of the restructuring process. “These new structures will put us in a better position to focus on our core competences, giving added dynamism to our activities in the market.” This is why Weinig sees this concept playing a key role in the expansion of its position as the world no. 1 in solutions for solid wood processing. “We expect a massive impetus from the new structures specifically in our core business of profiling” says Wolfgang Pöschl. Ground-breaking innovations will be presented at LIGNA 2011, underlining Weinig’s position as a leader of technology. The new organizational structures will be implemented and completed by the end of the year. Employees and the workers’ council have been involved in the plans since the spring.

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Winner Master Joiner Awards Best Door or Window 2009 – Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin

Q&A NZS 4211 timber joinery compliance Why do we need to go to all this cost when joinery has been ok since Adam was a cowboy? Like it or not things change, houses are now required to be healthier & more energy efficient. This requires proof of compliance through the recognized NZS 4211 (performance of windows) testing. NZS 3610 (profiles of mouldings & joinery) is outdated as it has no details on double glazing (which is pretty much mandatory now) and has no mention of seals. NZS 3619: Spec for timber windows written in 1979 stipulates timber windows shall comply with NZS 4211. This means that we cannot even suggest timber joinery now complies with any NZS. We have been flying under the radar for 30 years and it has now caught up with us and as an industry we are stepping up to secure the future of timber joinery. Timber joinery has significantly reduced market share over the last 30 years to a level of near extinction. With the right credentials and consumer awareness timber joinery has only one way left to go and that is more market share. What if I don’t join NZS 4211 Compliance? Only those who support with payment will be included on data base for updates and kept informed and have direct access to the intellectual property. In other words, pay light now or pay heavy later.

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If you do timber joinery and don’t pay into the scheme you will have to go it alone or just carry on as you are (some have indicated this preference) but they will not be able to say they manufacture NZS 4211 compliant joinery as they won’t have legal access to the intellectual property developed by the initiative and will not be on the database of accredited manufacturers. I would suspect they would be dobbed in by their opposition where they are not accredited. If I pay do I have to continue to belong to Master Joiners? Originally we said no. But as we get deeper into this project we have realized we need to protect the Intellectual Property gained and will be setting up a company to administer and further develop this project. Master Joiners will be used as the vehicle to gain access to the company, SO yes, you will need to be a member of Master Joiners. Master Joiners will also monitor applications for membership via the local associations. This will mean, as indicated in the past, you will need acceptance from your local association as being of good standing in the Industry and financially solvent. If turned down (which some have been) you will get your money back if any has been paid. You will need to improve your standing before being reconsidered. Existing membership may also be revoked if a company’s situation changes. i.e. reports of bad workmanship or becoming insolvent.

Will we be required to put in more money? It is hoped the majority of timber joiners and suppliers will contribute and there will not be a requirement to ask for more funds. As mentioned we will be setting up a company to ensure the ongoing development of timber joinery and it will be selling NZS 4211 compliance tags (which have to be on each item) to gain revenue. This will mean a small manufacturer will not face large annual franchise expenses and will only pay for what they manufacture, making sure all are on a level playing field. Ken Monk NZS: 4211 + Project Manager Information on NZS4211 and a form to sign up to support NZS4211 is available from

NZS: 4211+ Update 23rd November 2010 Although things may seem quiet you can be reassured the project is still on track, remembering from the start we have advised this is a 2 year project and testing only started in June 2009 and we are now over half way through testing. Initially we were fortunate in regularly accessing Fletchers testing facility, however with aluminium also tramping along the same path with NZS 4211, availability of the booth is reduced. We are endeavouring to secure a booking for every second month and have penciled in tests for Mid February 1st, 2nd & 3rd sliding doors and mid April & open in door + retests if any are unsuccessful. To date all testing has been successful in achieving pleasing outcomes and we are working on compliance documentation for these, but as we all are aware, they were the easy ones to test and we will be using the knowledge gained in these early tests to hopefully stand us in good stead for the more complicated configurations. Level of Industry support We have now in excess of 175 signed up to scheme. Master Joiners Executive has agreed to forgo late sign up surcharge due to the positive uptake and support of industry to date. This gesture is to encourage all joiners to take up the opportunity at the early stages and be involved with this vital venture. BUT we will be charging a lot extra to join as the project comes to a conclusion so be warned. Testing the Product Testing has been carried out on awning and casement windows as well as large fixed sash and fixed beaded glazed panel, French (pair) and single doors and open out doors + 3 & 4 leaf Bifolding doors and windows. The sliding window 1 was tested at the end of August and passed to very high rating. Sliding window 2 and double hung window were tested in November. The preliminary results have been very encouraging as they all passed. What Happens Next? More testing, This could drag the project along a bit longer than anticipated as we don’t have our own booth & and the cost of set up and certification is to costly at $100.000 +. We are also doing some work on a buisiness Plan to NZJMF which will ensure the project keeps moving forward when completed. We are compiling information on installation of timber Joinery so we can test to E2/AS1. We will also be gathering information on care and maintenance of timber joinery, environmental choice and thermal qualities. If you have any information about any of these issues please share it with us. kmonk@montagekitchens. or Suppliers Involvement We have now sent out requests for involvement to timber suppliers, as I am now comfortable we can deliver value to them. This request was for financial and technical assistance and intended to be a win-win partnership. Please support the suppliers listed below who have committed financially to this project. Lumber Traders; Moore Levesque & Morris LTD (MLM); Tim Fin Pacific; Timspecs and Tunnicliffes. Ken Monk NZS: 4211 + Project Manager

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the future is here

Timber Specialists Ltd based in Auckland have become the sole New Zealand agents for a new wood product called Accoya®. The product is made in the Netherlands using a process developed by Accsys Technologies, a world leader in wood technology. As part of the launch John Alexander, head of product development for Accsys was recently in New Zealand to talk about Accoya®. JOINERS Magazine spoke with him to find out what makes Accoya® so special. JOINERS Magazine: What exactly is Accoya® wood and how is it made? Mr Alexander: Accoya® wood is New Zealand Pinus Radiata which has a high permeability, fully impregnated under pressure with a concentrated form of vinegar called Acetic Anhydride to produce a wood product that offers key advantages over ordinary timber. To understand how it does this you have to understand the nature of wood. Being a natural product, wood returns to the carbon cycle via biological decomposition or via oxidative processes such as a forest fire. Significantly, wood should also be considered an advanced material with a variety of attributes that facilitate modification to its inherent performance characteristics. Nature has found a balance between the necessity of maintaining the carbon cycle while producing a living tree that can thrive and reproduce. Unfortunately, when you consider wood as a building material these traits can be detrimental to practical needs. The key traits limiting wood’s performance are its poor dimensional stability and durability. The chief mechanism for wood decay is derived by the free hydroxyl groups found in wood. Free hydroxyls act negatively in two ways: the binding event (hydrogen bonding) between ‘bound water’ and these groups causes swelling or shrinking (water evaporation) and secondly, free hydroxyls are the primary access point for microbial attack, whether by fungal decay or rot or wood boring insects and crustaceans.

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The solution is acetylation. By ‘capping’ the free hydroxyl groups permanently, the water binding effects and microbial attack are reduced by a significant margin. The Accoya® process is the act of capping the majority of hydroxyl groups with an acetyl molecule via acetylation using a reagent called acetic anhydride that results in a modified wood that is exceptionally durable and dimensionally stable. Significantly, acetyl molecules are an original constituent of wood, albeit at a low level. JOINERS Magazine: For those looking to use Accoya® wood what are its key advantages? Mr Alexander: As already mentioned, the main benefits are exceptional durability and dimensional stability. The European Committee for Standardisation classes Accoya® wood as very durable which corresponds to a sixty year minimum service life for joinery and weather boarding in the British Standards. By comparison, long term testing at SCION (formerly NZ Forest Research) demonstrates that other wood types including H4 and H3.2, Teak, Western Red Cedar and Kwila are significantly less durable than Accoya®. With regard to dimensional stability Accoya® wood in various tests showed up to 97.7% stability which allowed for use of wider siding boards and improved considerably the coating life of the timber. Tests where the humidity factor was raised from 10% up to 95% also showed Accoya® wood was significantly more stable than any other wood tested. The process improves insect and pest barriers and improves

Stability and durability tests show very good comparisons to other well used timbers.

With excellent durability and stability Accoya® is ideal for the manufacture of windows and exterior doors. It is also suitable for decking, fencing and outdoor furniture.


the hardness factor by up to 50%. It’s also a green building material: the timber comes from sustainably managed certified sources (Cradle to Cradle and FSC approved) and the finished product was recently awarded only the second Cradle to Cradle Gold certificate for a European construction product. Acetylation is a green technology with the only by products being acetic acid and a small amount of wood resin. The acetic acid can be recycled back to acetic anhydride for use within the process or sold, primarily into PTA plastics or the interior coatings market. The greenhouse gas emissions and life cycle assessment for Accoya® is comparable to sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, which have a lower level of performance. JOINERS Magazine: Who could use it and where? Mr Alexander: There are a wide variety of applications both traditional and not so traditional. New uses are being found all the time. The product has been sold successfully in Europe since 2007 and more recently the United States, Japan and wider markets. For the joinery trade it is ideal for the manufacture of windows and exterior doors. It is suitable for shutters and shade screens as well. For the builder it can be used for decking, sidings sound barriers and fencing. Furniture makers can use it for outdoor furniture. It has even been used for two full size heavy road bridges with a minimum design life of eighty years.

The product can be used with a wide variety of coatings and has been successfully tested by many of the leading coating suppliers including Akzo Nobel, PPG and Sikkens. Testing is now getting underway with Resene in New Zealand. Both opaque and translucent film forming coatings work well with good results. Mouldicides, as part of the coating system are still recommended to limit mildew. A significant factor for joiners and builders is that the process is guaranteed to impregnate and react with the timber 100% throughout. This consistency makes machining easier than tropical hardwoods and planning and profiling results in a very smooth finish. No special tools are required either for cross cutting, ripping, planning, routing or drilling. Although there is a slight odour, the acetic acid is minimal and will not corrode machinery. For more information on Accoya® contact Timber Specialists Ltd Ph. 09 620 0260 or visit


THE TIMBER SPECIALISTS 64 Stoddard Road Mt Roskill, Auckland Ph: (09) 620-0260 Fax: (09) 620-0261 Email:

ACCOYA® and the Trimarque Device are registered trademarks owned by Titan Wood Limited and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.

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Rich colour & clever design Kitchen designers are known for the application of their design and conceptual skills when they fufill a brief on their clients’ kitchens but what about when it comes to their own kitchens? To find out Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine visited Marianne Gailer, a certified kitchen and bathroom designer and member of the NKBA, who recently designed her own kitchen for her home on the Whangaparoa Peninsula north of Auckland. The house, with a southerly perspective set in a soothing bush setting is truly enhanced by a well thought out kitchen design with a colour scheme complimentary to its surroundings. Marianne has produced a kitchen with graceful, clean lines but with a strong utilitarian undercurrent by taking advantage of the latest in storage technology. Every available space be it above or below the main workspace or under the granite topped island has been cleverly turned into storage space. “I’ve always been a pretty organized person and this is reflected in the design” Marianne comments. “Kitchens to me should be a living space and not simply a work station for the preparation of food. This is particularly so with an open plan house design. In our case, with high ceilings and the fact that the kitchen overlooks the main family living area it was important to have a kitchen that could be kept tidy and easily integrated by simply sliding or closing drawers shut.”

Set on a floor made from polished American White Oak as indeed most of the rest of the house is, Marianne has incorporated an electronic Servo Drive for the drawer system. She notes “I first saw this system in Milan some four years ago and determined that one day I would have it in my own kitchen.” There are some six 900mm by 360mm external drawer facings, each containing double drawers under the main work area with more under the island. “The drawer system enables me to compartmentalize items for the three main activities of cooking, baking and serving. They are easy to use and can handle the weight of plates and so on.” Above the hob is a three metre hinged door from the Aventus range which hides storage space and the rangehood. All the drawers and

cupboards as well as the frontspiece for the fridge are in a metallic colour called Manganui Gold with a strong clear lacquer finish giving a gloss reflective look to the whole kitchen. Richard Cripps, who manufactured and installed the kitchen, points out “This was a demanding but ultimately very satisfying project to have been involved in. Attention to detail in the installation process was the key to making it all happen as Marianne wanted.” An interesting feature is the glass sliding splashback behind the hob. There is an image of reconstituted veneer pattern backed onto the back of the glass. (continued over page)

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Marianne comments “Thor (Christensen) put a tremendous effort into getting this right. It was difficult to match the reconstituted veneer pattern called Zebrano and the colour used in the rest of the kitchen.” Slide it back though and you find all the cooking accoutements you could need hidden behind. A good working distance from the hob is the other key feature of this kitchen: a stunning one piece of textured granite benchtop, 30mm at one end rising to an 80mm end block at the other with various additional storage spaces underneath. Containing only a double bowl sink and tapware, the benchtop provides a great breakfast area as well as serving space. The benchtop reaches to a set of bifold doors which can be opened and the benchtop can be adjoined to a mobile outdoor unit that has a matching piece of granite on it. Marianne points out. “It adds extra serving space and is the perfect addition for barbeques on the outdoor area adjacent to the kitchen.” The end result is a truly marvelous kitchen rich in colour and clever in design, that integrates well with the rest of the house and which is ultimately practical.

Marianne Gailer award winning designer Blum Electronic Servo Drive drawers feature throughout the kitchen.

Bob Nordgren

CREDITS Kitchen Design Marianne Gailer Kitchen Manufacture & Installation Kitchen Link Drawer Systems Blum NZ Ltd Lacquer Finish PPG Industries Ltd Granite Benchtop Architectural Stone (a division of The Tile Warehouse) Glass Splashback Thorden Glass (Tga) Reconstituted Veneer Bestwood Timber Flooring Superior Timber Floors Ltd Tap Fittings Robertson Agencies Island Lighting Aesthetic Lighting

Marianne has been in the business of designing kitchens and bathrooms for some ten years through her business My Kitchen Ltd. She has become well known for her design work and was recently recognized with four awards at the 2010 NKBA Awards: Bathroom of the Year, Best Regional Bathroom for Auckland, Certified designers Society’s best Kitchen or Bathroom Runner Up and Creative excellence for the Most Innovative Bathroom. Working from home, Marianne has hit on a successful way to do business as well with a fully equipped van she uses as a mobile show room. The service she can offer accordingly is an on the spot, comprehensive consultation with quotations and 3D plans produced in the mobile showroom – all in the same day. “A kitchen can be sorted including colours and benchtop options within three to four hours, a very convenient service for my clientele.” comments Marianne.

Marianne Gailer won the 2010 NKBA Awards ‘Bathroom of the Year’ title with this bathroom, as well as the Creative Excellence award for the most innovative bathroom.

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A mobile showroom provides a quick on the spot consultation service proving popular with clients.

Sharrp Kitchens with new ideas from Blum D

esigning, manufacturing and installing kitchens are the forte for Taupo based Sharrp Kitchens. Run by born and raised Taupo man Graeme Sharp since 2001, this business has built up an enviable reputation largely by word of mouth for quality workmanship. Even through the last couple of years they have been kept busy because of this reputation. “Although we also cater for traditional timber joinery for doors, windows, staircases and the like, the kitchen sector, especially the renovation market, makes up about 70% of what we do.” comments Graeme. The business has expanded over the years to now include more space from an adjoining building. With three on the floor, Graeme and business partner Toni in administration, Sharrp Kitchens has been involved in a number of significant renovation projects in the Taupo region as far South as Wellington. Graeme says “We have essentially a nested based operation that includes a Rover CNC Router from Biesse as well as the more traditional machinery for the joinery side of the business.” Being involved in new or different ideas in kitchen renovation has also been a big part of the business. Recently as part of a kitchen project for a holiday home Sharrp Kitchens were contracted by Kim Feldborg of Valhalla Living to replace a corner carousel with a drawer system from Blum. One of the first to be installed in New Zealand, the Space Corner

The Space Corner allows the move from carousel to drawer.

as it is called, incorporates the well known Tandembox draw system with Blumotion. The corner unit is part of a concept Blum call Syncromotion where it forms part of a continuous front and gap design for the whole kitchen. “We found it to be a good solution which the client really liked – it moved them from carousel to drawer.” Graeme recalls, ”It can be combined with other elements of the Blum Orga Line systems or indeed other makes if need be. A big factor is that it offers the design advantage of no breaks in drawer fronts as well as full extension. From an installer’s point of view, the Space Corner comes as a multifit flat packed carcase to which you can add external drawer fronts of your own choice.” Products like the Space Corner add a new dimension to kitchen design. “This product is a welcome addition for kitchen design.” says

Graeme who does most of his own design work using Quisine software including En Route for his clientele. “Being able to offer the latest in design is very important in maintaining and expanding our business. It has enhanced our reputation as being forward thinking and offering the best quality and service available to our clientele.”

For further information contact Graeme Sharp Sharrp Kitchens Ph. 07 377 3086 Email:

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Aucklands North Shore

Renovation work and entertainment units are filling a gap in the North Shore kitchen manufacturing and furniture markets at the moment, which is not to say there isn’t new work going on such as this recently built country house in Coatesville, which provided high end work of one kitchen manufacturer we talked to. In our annual look into the cities and suburbs of New Zealand we talked to business on Aucklands North Shore including a coach building company doing very well, an award winning joinery business, one of the longest serving kitchen designers & manufactures on the shore and several suppliers who always have a pretty good idea of the general health and well being of the industry.

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success through innovation, process and partnership

On 8 October this year New Zealand Prime Minister John Key officially opened the new Kea Lifestyle Centre at their new headquarters in Albany, Auckland. The opening caps a remarkable story of sustained growth for Kea Manufacturing NZ Ltd since it’s establishment back in 1995 and indicates national recognition of its contribution to the New Zealand tourism industry. The company was originally set up in Auckland as a boutique campervan manufacturing and rental business. Today it has four factories, it’s new headquarters in Albany incorporating a manufacturing facility and a service and retail centre, other sales premises both in Australia and New Zealand and a rental fleet of some 1200 campervans and motor homes including 4WD that serve markets in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Namibia. The manufacturing arm of the business works hand in hand with the rental and retail side of the operation. General Manager Malcolm Horne explains “We design, manufacture and service the campervans and motor homes for the company’s rental fleet. After a two and a half year life as a rental, the vehicles come back to us for refurbishment and are then offered for sale through our retail operation to the public at large.” The manufacturing operation is characterized by two main concepts: a production line process based on lean manufacturing principles and the creation of meaningful partnerships with it’s key suppliers. “Lean manufacturing means the use of a comprehensive, integrated plan to reduce waste be it in terms of time or material and is key to what we do.” explains Malcolm, “In practical terms when we are fitting out the vehicles in the factory we have a line of vehicles being moved from stage to stage in four hour intervals. For example, the first major item installed is the shower and toilet unit and so on down the line. Each step is effectively compartmentalized. This enables us to look at continuous improvement through design, manufacture and installation of each component.”

The company has an interest in two key associate companies: Auckland Coachbuilders Ltd who construct the floor onto the chassis and the walls for camper unit including fitting of the fibre glass panels and Fibre Reinforced Plastics who fabricate all the fibre glass components. Some 80% of the basic vehicles used are Ford Transits with the balance being from Volkswagen. “We chose the Fords as they have great reliability in all conditions, the best warranty provisions and the greatest number of service outlets” comments Malcolm. At present some nine vehicles a week come off the production line from their 2400 square metre factory site.

innovations and improvements often are the result of consultation with our suppliers. Hafele with their cam and dowel cabinetry connector componentry is a good example. This works for both of us and is important to our ongoing success.”

The various cabinetry components required for the two, four or six berth units they make are produced through a nested based manufacturing operation adjacent to the production line. The European influenced interiors are notable for the wide range of cabinetry using plywood made from sustainable grown Italian Poplar which is finished with a durable veneer.

“Since 2005 we have been sending completed 4 and 6 Berth units in to Australia,” Malcolm says. “This has been a growth area for us and it accounts for some 50% of our production at present. We have nine rental centres and 1 assembly plant in Australia. The company’s growth here in New Zealand has in no small part been due to the growth of the tourism industry and has been recognized as a key player in that growth having won the title of top performing Tourism Business with the Supreme Award for two consecutive year at the NZ Tourism Awards. They have also been inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame having won the coveted Distinction Award.

Using CNC technology from Biesse and cabinet componentry from Hafele, each unit is self contained for ease of installation. Other fitments such as gas stoves, microwaves, sound systems, showers and toilets and the like come from a range of suppliers and are fitted by an array of trades people including welders, plumbers, electricians, upholsterers, motor trimmers and cabinetmakers. The supply of the various components illustrates the second principle of establishing partnerships with suppliers. Malcolm explains “It is not just about supplying what we need now but also developing a working relationship with suppliers for future requirements as we go through the process of continual innovation and improvement of what we manufacture. Such

The expansion of Kea Manufacturing overseas particularly to Australia has been a significant development in the company’s growth. Since 2003 they have been sending complete interior kit sets to their own assembly plant in Sydney for installation in 3 different models, namely, 2 Berth Pop Top Campervan, 2 Berth Shower and Toilet unit and a 4WD vehicle.

For more information contact Malcolm Horne Kea Manufacturing NZ Ltd Ph. 09 448 8860 JOINERS Magazine December 2010 page 25

2010 Master Joiners Awards winning entry - Best Door or Window

Total Timba Joinery meets the challenge This years’ winning entry in the Best Door or Window section (as well as Best Use of Imported Timber) is notable not only for the skills employed to manufacture it but also for the sheer size of the project. Made entirely of kwila by Auckland firm Total Timba Joinery Ltd, this architecturally designed entrance door with a Japanese theme was manufactured for an exclusive home in Auckland. The entry is in three sections with one continuous sill. The centre section contains the main pivot door measuring 2900mm by 1800mm with an overlite and the two sidelights are a mirror image of the centre without the opening door. The overall dimension of the three sections is 3700mm high by 5900mm wide. Inside the home the Japanese theme and the use of Kwila is continued with feature Shoji doors setting apart the formal part of the home. Nine units of different configurations were created ranging from single sliders to double doors with the largest being an overtaking cavity slider measuring 2600mm by 3500mm.

Total Timba’s Rob Pickup takes up the story. “This job presented a number of challenges for us, all based around the physical size of the project: the biggest was keeping true to the architect’s intentions by creating working drawings that kept to the original design concept of the door being three separate pieces but looking as one. We included negative detailing into the working drawings and kept in close communication with the builder to ensure it was easy to install on site. The finished product had also to be structurally sound and watertight while allowing for any movement of the timber used. Working close with the architect and the owner

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was also in part militated by the sheer size of the job. To ensure we had interpreted the needs of the architect and the home owner, we supplied them with full size corner sections prior to production commencing.” Rob says. The devil was in the detail. The three sections and the overlites above in the main entrance way required a total of nine panes of 6.38mm laminate glass. The glazing bars has 12 to 18 lites making a total of 126 lites. The glazing bars which are attached to the glass on both sides, consist of a one piece grid and are half lapped joints to create positive placement and increase the overall strength and stability of each frame.

“It was a real challenge making perfect every one of the 1652 half joints on the glazing bars for both the entry door and the internal Shoji doors.” points out Rob adding “Working with some 846kg of Kwila and 240kg of glass during production was a major too requiring more than one person’s involvement every time the units had to be moved.” The Kwila was coated with a Sikkens finish providing a rich look to the final product. The Shoji internal doors consist of Shoji rice fibreglass panels with the glazing bars being made up as a one piece grid with the bars being half lapped joints for extra strength and to create positive placement.

“The sheer size of this project is impressive and although the finished article may look simple to the unitiated, the achievement has taken many hours. The halving of all those joints is tiring enough, just thinking about it! The harsh climactic conditions also provided their fair share of challenges in providing good weather tightness. This is a great project with a spectacular result.” Judges comments

The hardware for all the doors both internal and the entrance way provide the final touch. The entrance door was not hinged due to its substantial weight instead being fitted with a custom made, Dorma BTS80 ‘Special’ stainless steel floor spring capable of withstanding up to 300kg in weight. The pivot effect meant the door could be opened and shut with ease. “This had to be carefully chosen” comments Graeme Judd from Hardware Concepts Ltd whose job it was to source through his extensive supplier network the right products including the floor spring, “The floor spring for the entrance door and the handle had to be carefully chosen as they had to be able to withstand the ‘power’ of the door as well as look the part.”

A 1200mm Verona handle from the Architec range from Schlage in brushed steel was chosen along with the locking mechanism from Chant Productions Ltd. To cater for the door’s overall integrity and ensure its longevity, a custom made door strap was extended from the usual 235mm to 1200mm and recessed into the bottom of the door frame. A square style stainless steel ‘Katz’ handle also from Schlage, was selected for the internal Japanese style Shoji doors. Feature Shoji doors set apart the formal part of the house.

The builder involved, Richard Davidson, comments “It was quite a job involving several people to install the entrance way but the end result is quite stunning. It was made a lot easier due to the close coordination with Total Timba Joinery Ltd.”

Solutions through Door Systems

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Putting on the ritz

with Burns & Ferrall Connoissuer Kitchens based in Silverdale have in recent times been involved in installing a number of kitchens in some amazing houses recently built in the Coatsville area just north of Auckland. One development in particular consists of three adjacent five acre lifestyle blocks with luxury homes built on them. This development marks a move in the area to providing for the discerning buyer (with some serious loot!) to live in a country setting in absolute style and luxury. It appears to be catching on as well with considerable interest being shown in them.

Connoissuer’s Mark Geurts comments “The kitchens in these projects all involve a very high standard of workmanship using only the best products available. We have used a range of fitments including such product as Blum servo drive drawer systems and various stainless steel sink inserts from Burns & Ferrall. In fact in one house (on the market for $8 million) we used six different sink bowl types all from Burns & Ferrall (kitchen, scullery, laundry, wet bar, garage and pool house). Pricing is important in these jobs but more significant is the level of service we offer that has been getting us this business.� Featured here are some shots of kitchens featuring Burns & Ferrall product that Connoissuer Kitchens have been involved in installing in recent times. For further information contact Mark Geurts Connoisseur Kitchens Ph. 09 426 4633

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New Franke Largo from Burns & Ferrall Proving that big benefits can come in small packages, Franke has developed an

Largo LAX11016 & LAX11039

exciting new sink that’s ergonomically designed to maximise every millimetre of available space. The result is a surprisingly spacious bowl that fits into a smaller than average cabinet – making it perfect those looking to maximise storage space. The new Largo LAX 110 45 boasts ultra-modern looks and generous proportions, yet the bowl squeezes perfectly within a slender 500mm-wide base unit. Undermounted sinks are essential ingredients for achieving a sleek, streamlined

Largo LAX160R

kitchen design and are particularly stunning when combined with granite, wood and other solid surfaces. With their silky stainless steel finish, the five new Largo models are a great example of the undermounted look working its magic.

Franke. For kitchens without compromise. All Largo models pictured will be in stock March 2011.

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Virutex reel to reel tape D

own an unmarked driveway at the back of a Takapuna industrial estate sits Manor House - NZ’s pre-eminent provider of melamine edge-tape and self-adhesive caps. Forty years ago Managing Director Fred Spencer was making kitchen fittings, having previously worked as a carpenter. Manor House was established in 1982, manufacturing products as diverse as sawhorses and wedges (10,000 wedges a day!) and distributing them throughout the country. In 1985 Manor House slowly began supplying edge tape, gradually growing this side of the business until today edge-tape and screw caps are the company’s sole products. Supplying wholesale only, Fred Spencer and his two fellow staff are surrounded by technology. With a ratio of four screens to each member of staff you might expect the noise of machinery to overwhelm any conversation about Manor House’s business. But although the ordering and delivery side of the business is highly computerised – production remains a specialised, but relatively simple process. With three factory sites just one is for production, with the remaining units for storage. Supplying over 200 colours in a variety of widths and

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lengths calls for an excellent storage and labelling system, and Manor House is clearly very well organised. Service is extremely quick too – with most orders processed and shipped within 24 hours. At the hub of the production is a PR25 Pre-gluer machine from specialist Spanish manufacturer Virutex, and supplied by Jacks (In fact the company has two: in case of high demand or breakdowns). Resembling an old reel-to-reel tape player from 70s the machine looks deceptively simple. But look closer and you can see the many modifications and tweaks Fred has made, not just to the machine, but to processes either side of the application of glue to tape. There are a lot of factors to get right: spreading just the right amount of glue on whatever width tape is specified; running the tape through at the right speed to allow even glue application, then evenly drying the glue before rewinding the tape for storage or shipping. There’s also the complication of using the right glue to allow for a wide variety of application methods and situations around New Zealand. Pre-glued tape might be being applied with an iron in a bitterly cold Invercargill factory, or

smoothly rolled on using a Janssens at a sunbaked joinery shop near the sea in Tauranga. If the right glue isn’t applied to a good quality tape at the right temperature, then tape won’t perform properly during edge-banding. Fred’s research, testing and production methods provide the optimum result for customers nationwide. The recession has meant that Manor House has plenty of capacity, but they’re fully equipped to ramp up production when the time is right. In the meantime co-worker Toni McMurtrie has a few comments about the changing tastes in edge-tape over the years. The most popular colour at present is ‘Silver Haze’ – a sort of hazy grey, while the austere-sounding ‘Pavement’ is also proving popular. And the earthy tones of the past few years are being overtaken in popularity by exotic wood grains. But changes in taste and new colours are just one more area that this Northshore business takes in its stride. Fred has many years experience in the joinery game, and the way Manor House is organised and run shows just how valuable his experience is.

John Campion

diversity, quality, efficiency

Freeze Dry Systems, like most, has felt the chill of recession over the last couple of years, but diversification across several highly specialised areas has meant the company has continued to prosper and is well placed as our economy continues to improve. When speaking to Managing Director John Campion in mid October his company had just had a strong month’s trading, which was good because it had been a tough winter. The improved figures were helped by the service side of the business largely due to breakdown and deferred maintenance piling up, however John remains cautiously optimistic for the coming year believing delayed capital purchases and an improving economy will come into play. FDS has three divisions which operate in the refrigeration industry, the vacuum industry and the material handling sector, with vacuum being the common denominator and area of specialisation. The refrigeration and vacuum side cover products for companies as diverse as those involved in primary produce to those requiring equipment for highly specialised research and medical labs, while the material handling side of the business is applicable for pretty much any company moving regular objects repetitively. John knew this year would be a difficult one and knew the quality of his agency range would be a vital ingredient in seeing it through. German manufacturer Schmalz are a good example of this, they manufacture only dedicated wood handling products, specializing in vacuum clamping for the panel handling industry. Whether they are manufacturing their own panel lifting systems or supplying clamping and vacuum systems for prominent cnc machinery manufacturers such as Weeke, they are among the best in a world where productivity means staying in business. As a general rule John considers material handling productivity in New Zealand to be low on the financial priority list, he sees many companies struggling with material handling, many having no system other than sheer man power. “Any company handling the same material repetitively should look closely at the way they are doing it and it makes good sense to implement a dedicated handling system, and yet many companies don’t even consider it. In fact the predominant reason for enquiry and subsequent purchase is health and safety, sometimes as a proactive move on the part of employers and some where the factory owner is forced to comply with OSH regulations,” says John. In fact, other than when the sheer weight of the panel requires it, there are three reasons why owners implement a material handling system the predominant one being the health and safety issue, secondly where employers are looking to save labour and thirdly where the owner is looking to improving factory efficiency. In Johns view all good reasons but if we looked at efficiency first the other two would be taken care of. And in our current climate it might just be the improved efficiency that keeps you in business.

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“We have made a strategic decision to stick with bins at this stage ... we want to be seen as the key bin specialist in New Zealand.”

Kitchen King Business Manager, Jamie Bertelsen with some of their product.

close to hand and out of sight The last decade has been a good time to be selling hidden kitchen rubbish tidys, as both designers and consumers have embraced the idea of building them into the kitchen structure, effectively keeping our kitchen waste out of sight and - tidy. The key to this has been the development of ergonomic, functional and fashionable bins which fit in with the overall kitchen design. Hideaway Bins from Kitchen King have served this market well with bins that tick all the boxes. A big part of this according to Kitchen King Business Manager, Jamie Bertelsen is keeping up with current trends in the kitchen and more precisely the way designers and architects are designing kitchens.

strong product knowledge, enables us to keep a high level of quality control which is essential in a competitive market. Resulting in very few problems and great repeat business, from building companies and specifiers.

“Design continues to evolve and it is important we keep abreast of not only wider fashion issues but also how designers are approaching their kitchen designs - Hideaway Bins must fit in with their thinking, and be of sizes that work in with and match their kitchen lines.” says Jamie.

Despite the economic difficulties of the last two years the company has experienced continuous growth since Bertelsen family interests purchased the business 4 years ago, Jamie attributes this to the quality and range of products as well as strong distribution channels which has enabled strong growth. “Domestically we have very strong distribution channels through Hettich and The Laminex Group selling Hideaway Bins.”

“We use the people around us to achieve this, well known kitchen designer Mal Corboy assists with current and new designs and because we are almost entirely NZ made we are also able to use our component suppliers to help on practical and functional issues.” “All Hideaway ranges are NZ made and manufactured,” says Jamie. “The majority of the bin components are manufactured here and all assembly is done on site. This, along with a stable staff force whom are all trained to have

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Growth has also been aided by promoting the bins as being useful for more than just waste, becoming storage solutions for bulk storage of anything from pet food to potatoes. “This and similar usage in the bathroom and laundry means we are often selling several bins where previously there was just the single sale.”

To the future, Jamie remains confident in the Kitchen King business as well as the industry. “I would expect 2011 to be a little bit bumpy, the traditional lead up to Christmas has not been as strong as previous years, howver I expect a strong start to the new year as a consequence. We have made a strategic decision to stick with bins at this stage. We have looked at developing other products such as wireware or drawers which would have a strategic fit with our existing products but decided against it and to stick with what we know best. We want to be seen as the key bin specialist in New Zealand.”

define your space


urniture making company marton lee ® Furniture was established in the early 1980’s and has long had a reputation for making quality customized furniture for all rooms in the home from their manufacturing operation and showroom in Auckland’s North Shore suburb of Glenfield. Just last year the business was purchased by new owners Simon Burden and Glen Williamson

who are looking to continue this tradition. Glen who has had a life long interest in the cabinetmaking scene explains the company’s manufacturing and marketing principle ‘define your space’. “It’s quite simple really, we offer our clientele the ability to shape their own space or with our expertise shape it for them. As well as manufacturing customized one off pieces of furniture, we offer the client a wide choice to ‘customise’

the company’s standard, designer ranges while not having to pay excessively or suffer long lead times. The client can come to our premises and see their furniture or cabinetry as it goes through the various stages of production and if they wish, talk directly to our experienced cabinetmakers as well as see our finishing shop where all the work we produce is painted and polished.” This approach can be seen in their first range of entertainment furniture based on this principle. Customers can choose the furniture be it low unit, wall unit and shelving, all of which are complimentary and can be used singly or together which provides for a great range of storage and style options. They can also choose the size, the configuration and material used be it natural timber veneer, reconstituted timber veneer or MDF as well as the handles be they recessed, touch to open or other. An important part of the process is the finish. Clients can choose from a variety of timber stain colours or any colour from the current Resene range in a gloss, satin or matt finish.

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Quality is what it is all about. “We stand by our product firstly with a five year structural and assembly warranty and secondly, should any issue arise with the product or service, the client can talk to either myself or Simon and we will make every reasonable effort to sort things to the customer’s satisfaction.”

marton lee® only use first rate materials, genuine craftsmanship and complete control of the process. They have five experienced staff a number of which have twenty plus years in the industry. The finishing shop, the key to the final appearance of the product uses quality finishes applied with modern Graco spray gear supplied by Strouds. “We have sound long term arrangements with various suppliers that further enhances the quality of what we produce.” Glen adds

For further information contact marton lee ® Furniture, ph. 09 444 7116, visit their showroom at 5 Cherry Lane, Glenfield, Auckland or go to their website at JOINERS Magazine December 2010 page 33

... our core relationships are better, there is no complanency out there and the client is getting better looked after.

Klassic Kitchens - client connections One of the longest standing kitchen design and manufacturing company’s on the North Shore, Klassic Kitchens pre dates the current owners Cherie Stevenson and Tony Banbury who have been running the company for more than 25 years. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Cherie and fellow designer Margaret Roberts about design, improving value and looking after clients in a downturn. Klassic Kitchens offers a full kitchen and bathroom design, manufacture and installation service which includes their own paint shop and spray booth on site. As long term designers, both Cherie and Margaret have seen many changes in style and kitchen make up however much remains the same. “Functionality is still much the same but the design element has changed as innovations have occurred and fashions have changed over the years. Apart from traditional and country kitchens for which there is always a certain market the current look is still largely minimalistic, plain colours with some bright highlights, granite and quartz bench tops are popular, softclose with everything, drawers with built in handles and an increased use of glass for splash backs.” “We are well served in New Zealand by a range of suppliers who stock quality componentry much of which is evident in our showroom. The showroom is a great tool, there is nothing quite like being able to show clients what they will get, it enables us to display different and sometimes competing products effectively. For example one bank of drawers displays the Harn drawer system which are great quality and very good buying and in a different price bracket the range of Hettich drawer systems full of innovation and storage solutions.”

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“We have a Hettich endorsed showroom which is currently in the process of being upgraded, we like the concept and the quality of the Hettich product. They have a large range of innovative accessories which allows clients a great choice to improve their kitchen and gives us the opportunity to add value to our kitchen design.” The company is currently producing only around half of the number of kitchens they were doing 2-3 years ago. However they have made up for this in terms of turnover as the majority of their kitchens are now in the mid to high end range and they have also seen a an increase in the number of wardrobes and entertainment centres they are being asked to design and manufacture. Cherie says they made a conscious decision some years ago when the big chain stores started supplying flat pack kitchens at the cheaper end of the market to develop their own market in the higher range. Coinciding with this they found a growing demand for entertainment centres perhaps aligned to the growth of ever cheapening wide screen TVs. “We are doing more renovation work than new kitchens at the moment as the housing companies that have furbished much of our new work are quiet, consequently we are relying

almost entirely on referral work and repeat business, which means good client relations are more important than ever.” Client service has always been a big part of the company’s philosophy and during the current economic climate they have taken this further and offer it as one of the benefits to come out of the downturn. “With less enquiry than previously we are able to give more time to the clients we have got, often this can be small thing such as suggesting extras or just reacting and attending to issues more quickly than in the past.” “We are also co-operating better inhouse as a company so we at the design end are closer on any one project with the manufacture and installation of the kitchen we have designed, leading to a smoother passage of the kitchen for the client.” This also extends to their relationship with the trades associated with installing the kitchen. “We are finding the electricians and plumbers are more responsive to our needs and move quicker. I guess all our core relationships are better, there is no complacency out there and the client is getting better looked after,” says Cherie.

Format’s combination of a Holz-Her pod and rail machine alongside the Mityboy means their production capability is not only fast, but very flexible.

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ased in Northcote, Format Ltd are specialist, niche contractors with divisions for building, interiors, maintenance and joinery. Started in 2000 by Managing Director Jacques de Lange, the company began by targeting corporate interior work, but with time and growth Format Interiors has become Format Ltd as the company has expanded into associated areas of work. A strong investor in technology, it’s no surprise that the Company’s joinery shop, managed by John Percival, features modern CNC machinery and software. Specialising in multi-site roll-outs for shopfitting and interiors has meant the joinery shop needs to be able to produce a wide range of products from diverse materials. So when they identified a need for efficient processing of ACM panel, they purchased a Procam Mityboy CNC, from Jacks. Although traditionally associated with kitchen manufacture, a quick tooling change means the Mityboy is equally suited to processing ACM panel. And with ACM panel available in the same standard size as panels for kitchen cabinet construction Format can get the yield benefit of nesting.

During a recent nationwide fit-out contract ACM was used for dummy ceiling beams. To produce the shapes required the Mityboy was used not just to cut but also to groove the panels to allow for folding into the required shape. Purchased alongside the Mityboy, Procam’s hugely powerful Vortex extractor means ACM shavings vanish during processing.

With around 45 staff, Format’s investment doesn’t stop at technology. A commitment to sustainability, and staff development and training are also core values. While Frank is an experienced CNC operator, he and John recognise that CNC skills are fundamental to the future of Joinery, and so two other shop staff are undertaking training on the Mityboy.

Format’s combination of a Holz-Her pod and rail machine alongside the Mityboy means their production capability is not only fast, but very flexible. Customwood work requiring side drilling is produced on the Holz-her, while the Mityboy is used for one off components easily held down by the vacuum table, as well as complex shapes and arcs.

With most of their contracts gained through negotiation rather than tendering, Format has gained a reputation for excellence in communication, particularly with clients. They are unashamedly exclusive about what work they take on, and as a result have gained the respect of those working around them. As MD Jacques explains “we tend to work alongside – rather than for – architects now”. With clearly focused management, an environmentally responsible agenda and excellent investment in technology, it’s no surprise that Format are leaders in their field.

Often Technical Manager Frank Schlaffmann specifies the dimensions directly in Aspan - the CAD/CAM software that accompanies the Mityboy. But to cater for traditional kitchen or associated jobs Format purchased the full Mityboy package including PRO100 kitchen design software, which they also use to render 3D designs for customer presentations.

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VOC free biodegradable renewable What’s in a name? UV-Cured, Low VOC, Non Yellowing Clear Topcoat Envirocure UV Clear Finish coatings are instant cure allowing for high productivity rates, lower paint wastage and far superior processing advantages. 789 Envirocure is typically used where an item requires excellent durability and resistance to chemicals and scratching. It is suitable for acoustic panelling, partitioning and most interior woodwork. Why UV is a viable replacement for Conventional Wood Coatings • • • • • • • •

Special appearance, performance features Higher transfer efficiency Reduced operational costs Finishing lines designed with much smaller footprints Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reduced hazardous waste disposal Low to no VOC content Drastically reduced processing time

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The paint and coatings industry these days is rife with catch phrases designed to give you the ‘feel good’, ‘safe’ notion when it comes to choosing a paint for your project be it commercial or residential. Phrases like ‘ecofriendly’, ‘natural’, ‘environmentally friendly’, ‘green’, ‘biodegradable’ are increasingly being used by paint manufacturers. The publicity surrounding environmental issues and related information about harmful substances that can be found in paints has led to steps being taken by manufacturers to remove or greatly reduce the potency of toxins and other chemicals found in commercial and domestic paints particularly in the last decade or so. The general idea seems to be to support the move to obtaining a cleaner environment overall. At the end of the day though, what do all these catch phrases really mean? Do they all mean the same thing or are they just different shades of grey? What about the various standards such as “Environmental Choice”, where do they fit in? It’s a complex picture it would seem so to help tradespeople and architects, designers and other specifiers, JOINERS Magazine asked five leading manufacturers about where one can go online to get information about what they supply to the marketplace with specific reference to what their ‘eco – friendly’, to choose just one catchphrase, products are and what they contain. The following is based on material available from various suppliers. We thank them for their assistance.

PPG Industries

PPG Industries is a leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products and construction markets. Its global headquarters is in the United States and it operates in more than 60 countries worldwide including New Zealand. While specifiers and applicators in New Zealand do not demand environmentally friendly coating systems to the same degree as markets elsewhere in the US or the EU, PPG in New Zealand have committed considerable R&D resource to new technologies. Water based and low VOC products are common in the architectural sector in New Zealand however they have not gained wide acceptance in the industrial and protective coatings market such as the structural steel, furniture and joinery sectors where cost driven applicators compete against imported products. However, with increased exposure of our major exporters to the US and EU markets many future focused New Zealand companies are beginning to drive the change in coating technologies to comply with environmental legislation in these countries. Through Life Cycle Analysis, a key measure for ‘green’ coating systems is VOC. The majority of low VOC technology in New Zealand consists of water based products used largely for decorative applications. These have limited success in protective and industrial applications due to slow cure times and poorer film properties compared to their solvent based counterparts. Applied costs of these engineered polymers can also inhibit their acceptance. Coatings development by PPG New Zealand is focused towards solvent free chemistries, 100% solids power coatings and instant cure UV technology. The latter is a rapidly growing coatings science ideally suited to many of the high volume coating applications that are entering into the US and Australian markets and as well as being environmentally friendly these also offer the advantage of increased productivity at a comparative applied cost to conventional high VOC systems. PPG Industries has invested in several resin plants worldwide that deveop and manufacture these specialty chemicals and allows the starting point for supplying these speciality coatings to New Zealand’s leading manufacturers. A good starting point for anyone wanting more information about PPG and their stance on ‘green’ go to packaging/environment/Pages/314 lowVOC. aspx or simply enter ‘low VOC’ in the search box on the site.

Resene Most of their sustainability related information links from howgreen.htm A number of references can be found referring to specific phrases used in the paint industry. For example, ‘natural’ is often used as a term because it is appealing to consumers, although being ‘natural’ doesn’t necessarily mean it is not harmful to the environment. A couple of good references are www.resene. and memeo80.htm VOC (volatile organic compounds) and VOC free is another commonly used expression and Resene have a web reference to this at www. htm. Resene make reference to a new term becoming popular – ‘renewable’ and ‘renewable technology’. An interesting article about this subject looking at the efforts to make paint systems last longer focusing on various paint binders can be found at archspec/archmemo/memo99.htm. ‘Green’ product is not just about what is in the can but what its intended use is. Resene refer to the case of their Engineered Coating Systems which are more toxic than a waterborne paint. However these systems provide a vital role in protecting steelwork against weather, rusting, etc and therefore the small amount of toxicity is far outweighed by the benefits the system offers in terms of durability, protection and time to next maintenance. For general painting around the home in most cases a waterborne paint would suffice. However it should be noted that there are many specific circumstances where the most sustainable option would actually be to choose a more toxic system which will provide the greatest benefits over the lifetime of the product. Product stewardship is important for the paint industry as well. Being able to recycle at the end of a product’s life, be it wet paint in the container or on a building, is now more important. Resene offer their Resene Paintwise service that takes back any old Resene paint (and many non Resene products as well) for recycling or reuse.


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Being green is part of our DNA Sustainability and being green is something we’ve grown up with at Resene. In the 1950s we introduced waterborne paint to the local market. We were the ďŹ rst New Zealand paint company to offer an extensive range of Environmental Choice approved paints in 1996, and continue to have the most extensive Environmental Choice approved paint range today. We’ve also worked hard on solvent reduction. The average per litre VOC (volatile solvent) levels of Resene decorative paint sales have dropped by over 90% in the last two decades. Plus with Resene non VOC tinters, we can tint thousands of colours without adding any VOCs to the paint. And to complete the sustainability cycle, we run a world ďŹ rst innovative paint recovery and recycling programme called Resene PaintWise. Since the very early days of our company’s development we’ve had the ‘green gene.’ It’s simply part of our heritage of providing quality sustainable solutions for our customers and the environment.


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safe to use and not harmful to the environment. You can find information on this on their website under their section on Mirotone’s Commitment to Occupational Health & Safety.

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Wattyl Mirotone Mirotone design, develop, manufacture and market a comprehensive range of surface coatings to protect and beautify wood, paper, metal and other specialty substrates. To find out more about their approach to the ‘green’ or ‘eco’ issues go to their website at Of particular interest are the new waterborne paints on offer specifically their water based Mirotec WB 8022 and 8060 finishes. Mirotone have a clear company policy relating to only providing product that is

This company is a paint and surface coatings business with manufacturing, sales and distribution operations in Australia and New Zealand under the Wattyl brand. They offer a wide range of paint finishes and systems. Go to www. Pages/home.aspx to find out about their Low VOC Eco System. These paints have very low VOC content. VOC’s are volatile Organic Compounds which evaporate from paint when it is applied. As explained on the website, they are carbon based chemical substances which produce sometimes unpleasant fumes and are found in most paints, wood stains and adhesives.

They are the main cause of paint odours and contribute to air pollution both indoors and in the atmosphere. Another good reference is www. Pages/lowodoureco.aspx. When it come to colour ranges offered go to ColourDesigner/Pages/home. aspx.

Dulux This long established paint supplier offers a variety of information on their website about what they do and how they address the various issues regarding the environment. The big move has been from solvent based to water based paints, underway since the 1960’s in the case of Dulux. They are probably the largest manufacturer of water based paints in New Zealand today. You can find out more by going to their site at www. which outlines amongst other things their policy toward the environment.

Much is made of independent standards regarding environmental issues. Here in New Zealand Environmental Choice New Zealand is the only third party ‘green’ labeling programme endorsed by the Ministry for the Environment. If you want to prove your product is ‘green’ then Environmental Choice is normally the option most manufacturers would consider. Their website is The relevant manufacturing standards for environmental best practice are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Another increasingly important body in this ‘green’ picture is the NZ Green Building Council, a not for profit industry organization dedicated to the development and adoption of market based green building practices. You can find out more about them at www. In essence, all the leading paint and coatings suppliers are now part of the ‘green’ movement. All address the key issues involved: having safer paints to use that fit the applications involved, having paints and coatings in their range that reduce or eliminate harm to the environment and offer specific schemes or advice on dealing with waste. For some applications there is still a need for solvent based product but with continuing research it looks like they too will eventually be replaced by non solvent based product. The various ‘feel good’ expressions used do have a value: they tell the end user these are better, safer products to use and end users are heeding that advice.

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Michael McCartain factory manager, owners Mike and Kerri Lewin and Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct&Flex next to the modular filter installed in September.

wise spending for an immaculate workshop When Mikes’ Woodshop in Whangarei decided to upgrade their CNC machine, it was a natural progression that they would also upgrade their dust extraction capability. Owners Mike and Kerri Lewin contacted New Zealand Duct & Flex to see what they could do to solve the existing issues of excess floor dust, dust on the boards, (they had to be vacuumed before being taken off the bed), as well as staff being in a work environment that the current portable dust extractor just didn’t have the beef for. The manufacturers of educational and commercial office furniture, had purchased a second hand flat bed CNC machine about 8 years ago. “However”, explained Mike, “technology and our own requirements had overtaken this older machine, complete with it’s single bag extractor and with the installation of a ‘state of the art’ Holz-Her ProMaster 7123 double bed model, we could not carry on with the current system.”

Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct & Flex suggested a 3 unit modular filter with reverse air cleaning for the 42 filter bags. The 6 exit collection bags and a high volume fan were to be a perfect solution. All components including the filter, fan and filter bags are from Danish based company JKF Industri. Manufactured from galvanised Swedish steel, many features on the filter including large inspection doors for easy access to the filter bags, the convenient viewing window and reverse air cleaning were ideal in price and performance for this installation. “Modular baghouses may be one of the oldest filter methods in the industry, but they are still often a very cost effective solution for high air volumes and heavy dust loads in the wood working industry.” confirmed Geoff Ebdon. Unlike the ‘baghouses’ of the past, these models are now available with cleaning mechanisms like

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the reverse air used here – critical as owners and council inspectors become more focussed on the environment and safe working practises. Reverse air cleaning also makes clogging of the bags rare and they last much longer. The capacity is excellent for the high volumes of board being processed – the 6 bags are emptied approximately every three weeks, however if Mike Lewin chooses to expand his workshop then he has around 25% existing extra capacity to play with or can add more filter modules. Mike was surprised how much dust was collected in the bags. “It makes you realise how much dust we were sweeping up around the factory before we had this improved system installed.” The design allows for change to a rotary valve exit for collection, dropping the dust into a bin, in the future if required. This endorses the real ‘value for money’ concept that NZ Duct & Flex offer.

Not a spec of dust to be seen near this CNC machine.

End inspection viewing panel.

Like supplier JKF Industri, NZ Duct & Flex promotes the principle of large volume-low pressure operation for filters. “We give you a bigger filter for the money, it works less hard and the benefit to the customer is low

Factory manager Michael McCartain in a workshop environment to be proud of.

wear on the filter bags, the longer life saving money on replacement and almost eliminating blockage problems.” says Ebdon. Mike’s Woodshop Ltd originated 16 years ago and has moved several times up until the last move in April 2007 when they designed and built their own premises in South End Avenue, Whangarei. With this latest refit, Mike said he appreciated the way he was able to deal with just one company who specialise even down to a unique CNC flex product for the new CNC router, and who could provide the wide range of modular duct and bends required to link to the new filter from the various other machines. NZ Duct were happy to reuse existing duct and they arranged the filter installation. “We were able to further save cost by doing a lot of the fit out ourselves due to the modular type ducting system from New Zealand Duct & Flex” confirmed Mike. At first Michael McCartain, the factory manager was concerned at the placement of the JKF manufactured fan just outside his office window - but he was pleasantly surprised at how quiet the Danish unit is when running.

with a Doucet return table, and an Altendorf WA8 dimension saw, has re-inforced to us that having modern machinery takes advantage of the efficiencies and cost savings in producing our final product.” In summary, the 3½ year old building is a credit to the high standards and reputation of the company - Michael McCartain proudly boasts that he has the best filter to keep an immaculate workshop. The extraction system keeps both the machine and panels spotless, which helps in processing through the edger and onto the assembly line. In other words, the dust is ‘in the bag’, and that’s where it should be. For more information contact New Zealand Duct & Flex, freephone 0508 69 38 28, email Or Mikes’ Woodshop 09 430 8000,

Kerri Lewin said she and Mike have always looked at spending their machinery dollar wisely and purchasing the best machinery to future proof their production for years to come. “The new filter and CNC machine, along with a Holzher Sprint 1315 edgebander

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Aotea Square upgrade

displays ‘woodbenders’ style and skill ... The Auckland City Council’s redevelopment of Aotea Square was aimed at establishing it as Auckland’s premier civic open space for culture and entertainment, while creating a safe family friendly environment with a modern edge. Construction began in late 2008 with the majority of the work having been recently completed and living up to the council’s aim. The first step was selecting the award winning landscape designers Ted Smyth & Associates whose part of the brief included levelling the main paved area to allow for larger concert crowds, redesigning entrances and walkways, improving lighting and implementing seating to encourage people to spend time in the area. Once submitted to council the job of turning the square’s street furniture into reality fell to outdoor furniture specialists HUB Street Equipment. This required HUB to essentially reverse engineer the designs, rationalise the concepts and bring the upgrade to fruition within the councils budget while maintaining the standards and integrity of the design. One of HUB’s first moves was to engage Woodform Design to provide technical assistance and ultimately fabricate the timber components and assemble the seating. Woodform Design brought a wealth of experience to the job as they specialise in the fabrication of curved solid wood furniture and had previously worked with Ted Smyth & Associates. “Working on Ted’s designs is always an exciting but exacting process,” says Woodform director Dave Pratt. “His requirements in terms of symmetry, precision and size challenged our technical skills and abilities while the budgetary requirements set by HUB meant we had to deliver within a commercial environment.” Adding to the technical difficulties of the job was the selection of timber. Purple Heart from South America is a very heavy, dense timber ideal to withstand the rigours of time and heavy use in an outdoor environment. It also fulfilled the councils requirement for sustainability and was readily available from timber importer Herman Pacific. However it is very difficult to bend. “Fortunately we had had experience bending and shaping Purple Heart before so already had a lot of technical know how regarding the species,” says Dave. It is this ‘know how’ which enables Woodform to complete highly technical work in a commercial environment. The exact nature of the bending process remains a trade secret but involves working the timber into position using heat, steam and dehumidification and holding it in position until it is stable. The trick is knowing when it is stable, the result seen in the accompanying pictures will grace Aotea centre for many generations into the future.

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Professors from The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand say, “People who sit for prolonged periods in their work and/ or recreation risk developing a potentially life threatening illness called S.I.T (Seated Immobility Thromboembolism) syndrome. This is now a 21st century lifestyle hazard.” By no means a fallacy, sensationalist jargon, or a beat up of the empirical facts, this legitimate warning is now reverberating loud and clear in offices and educational institutions throughout the country. Fact is, a sedentary lifestyle within the office or workplace without intermittent breaks is a comparable vice to smoking and consuming junk food and can increase the potential for fatal blood clots, diabetes and heart disease. In New Zealand, the answer to professional prayers for a more comfortable working environment have been answered with the creation of the Rise-Easy electric height adjustable sit-stand desk frame. Aiming to reduce musculoskeletal discomfort and fatigue and boost operational productivity, this innovative, ergonomic desk structure is simple in application and operation. Available from Heritage Hardware, the New Zealand distributor for the electric height adjustable desk frames, this innovation is marketed under the company’s own Rise-Easy brand. With more than 29 models to suit your needs, including the highly popular Blake desk frame, Heritage Hardware is revolutionising the way people do business and, better still, helping professionals stay in shape and eliminate bad habits. The Rise-Easy desk frame has a place in offices – at work or at home, libraries and architectural organisations, to name but a few. It is also becoming a furniture favourite in schools across New Zealand. With increasingly demanding classroom workloads for teachers and habitual tendencies to dismiss necessary breaks, the time for investment has never been more pertinent for the school sector. As the lifeblood of the education system, teachers are an indispensable and integral part of society as those who are responsible for the personal, social and educational growth of our future. Like our children’s physical and emotional wellbeing, the educator’s needs are also paramount. Heritage Hardware understands and acknowledges this. Its unique range of desk frames with an electric height

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adjustment from 650mm to 1180mm enables users to sit or stand to full height and this variation in measurements can accommodate 99 percent of the population. An additional and complementary classroom tool is the ‘Now you see it, now you don’t’ Rise-Easy electric Screen Lifters. Heritage Hardware’s revolutionary Rise-Easy screen lifter provides a technological, discrete platform for the large LCD and plasma screens now preferred by the consumer. A powered component with a rise and fall action, the RiseEasy screen lifter has unlimited applications and can benefit the home or classroom. The benefits and reasons for making an investment in Rise-Easy electric height adjustable sit-stand desk frames are multitudinous and include: • The prevention of back problems: Standing for part of the day can alleviate stress on the back, offer relief and facilitate back pain recovery. • Suitable for wheelchair use: Different heights can easily be attained through adjustments so you can easily meet your individual needs. • Alleviate pins and needles: The innovative ergonomics of the desk frame means painful pins and needles need only be a distant memory. • Supports flexible working environments: More than one person using a desk per day? No problem. The sit-stand desk frame enables flexibility within seating arrangements. • Increased efficiency equals greater productivity: Less discomfort and distraction in the workplace enables greater attention to detail and concentration on tasks, which means heightened productivity. • Prevention of S.I.T: Seated Immobility Thromboembolism Syndrome is a potentially life threatening illness which has become a lifestyle hazard. The Rise-Easy can mitigate stresses on the body which can lead to S.IT.



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SCM Spindle Moulder with rapid tool change The SCM TI155 EP Class maintains the overall quality and performance that represents the SCM Group. This machine is fully equipped with the Easy electronic control unit allowing the operator overall ease when choosing operation and program selections. The control unit operates and controls spindle position-height and tilt +/-50 deg, fence position-infeed and outfeed, spindle speeds 900-12,000 RPM and fast sectional table. These features are complementary to the TI155 EP Class HSK tool holders, large cast iron infeed and outfeed extension tables and swing away fence.

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Why have tool change on a spindle moulder? After much research the SCM group found that the average workshop was setting up their machine 6-8 times a day, the average time for this was taking 15 minutes, that’s up to 2 hours a day, with these features its now 1-2 minutes. The HSK tool holders are not only a great fit for shops having multiple changeovers on one machine, but the HSK tool holders

can be interchanged between the SCM range of CNC machines, allowing for a dramatic reduction in set-ups over multiple machines in your workshop. All these features reduce machine set up times and mean greater safety and ease-of-use. Sold, serviced and installed in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery. Auck 09 828 4530 Chch 03 377 3795


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Only the best from Morbidelli In a follow up to a feature on the new Morbidelli 3618 CNC Router first seen in our March 2010 issue, JOINERS Magazine spoke with Peter O’Brien of Otago Benchtop Specialists Ltd who has bought one of these machines for their new benchtop business based in Dunedin. The company was established earlier this year to take advantage of an opportunity to supply laminated benchtops for the market in the South Island. The CNC router from Morbidelli is the centre piece of the nested based operation, the Morbidelli Universal 3618 solution is complete with automatic sheet loading, automatic workpiece unloading with a motorized mat to assist, as part of this process the bed is vacuumed clean reducing dust left on the worktable to a minimum, the nesting solution is run along aside a post former and heated press. With three experienced staff the business turns out a wide variety of custom made laminated benchtops for kitchen manufacturers largely in the Otago region. It has been steadily growing. “We offer the kitchen manufacturers and joiners another option when looking for a benchtop and it has worked well for us. The Morbidelli has given us the production capability and quality of finish necessary to produce the variety we need in an efficient nested based process.” comments Mr O’Brien. The company in association with Gabbett Machinery, who are the Morbidelli agents here in New Zealand, recently held a successful open day to demonstrate the machine and show what the company can do. “It was a good opportunity to not only show what the router

could do but also to let people know we are also the agents for a new board from Prime Panels, product from Nelson Pine and PVC edgetape from Arno.” The Morbidelli range which is part of the wider SCM Group’s range of machines, is part of the factory of the future where integration between office based design software and machines such as panel saws, CNC machines and edgebanders will be the norm. The Morbidelli 3618 CNC router features a unique gantry construction offering maximum rigidity and balance at the spindle for faster machining, longer tool life and a perfect finish. Morbidelli’s know-how for nesting without limits offers more room for productivity with user-friendliness for everyone.

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Some of the main advantages that the Morbidelli Universal has offered Otago Benchtop Specialists include reduction of waste material, offering maximum efficiency of the working area, drastic lowering of “time to market” possibility to work on single orders with ease, increased quality of the finished product, use of only one machine and a reduction of labour used as the Morbidelli is an almost completely automated solution.

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John Thomson and son Casey with the new SCM spindle moulder recently purchsed from Gabbett Machinery.

100+ and still going strong Christchurch based Hardie & Thomson Ltd could truly be called ‘The Firm’. Established in 1908 this family owned business is into its 5th generation with the arrival of current owner John Thomson’s son Casey a few years ago. The company, a long term member of the Master Joiners, is known for making high quality timber joinery for residential housing, light commercial work and the manufacture of timber mouldings. The business has seen many changes over the years with the most recent being the introduction of modern machine technology. JOINERS Magazine spoke with John about this introduction and its impact on his business. “New machinery always means changes to the way one does business but the introduction of modern machine technology especially CNC has literally revolutionized the joinery industry just as it has for the wooden furniture and kitchen manufacturing industries.” John comments. Much of what the business does now revolves around the production of custom made mouldings and profiles. Recently they purchased a new SCM TI155 EP Class spindle moulder from Gabbett Machinery which illustrates perfectly what John means. “We bought the TI155 after the success we had a few years ago with another moulder we got (SCM Compact XL CNC moulder) from Gabbett Machinery. CNC means better speed (higher turnover), accuracy (less wastage) and efficiency (saving time and money in production). Another significant factor is because it is operator based, there is greater control of production.” The TI155 incorporates all the latest developments for reducing set-up times, one of the main changes is the motor has been replaced with an electrospindle, based on technology tried and tested on SCM CNC routers, it offers variable speeds from 900 to 12000 revs and a massive 10hp. It has a rapid tool change facility with a HSK63 taper system which offers the highest degree of rigidity being 70% stiffer than older solutions, these new toolholders can also fit into the SCM range CNC machining centres giving more flexibility. The spindle can tilt +50 deg to -50deg.

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All the machine’s functions are controlled by the ‘Easy” electronic controller also used on SCM dimension saws and featured in the last issue of JOINERS Magazine . All these features reduce machine set up times and mean greater safety and ease of use.

The recent earthquake saw Hardie & Thomson suffer some damage which will lead to some rebuilding in the coming months.

“This machine will offer us the ability to make runs of mouldings quickly as well as cater for specialist one off jobs. This is run in association with a CNC square dressing machine (4 sider). All of this makes for more production and more fun in a way for our staff.” comments John. A big part of the process has been the relationship between the company and Gabbett. “We have dealt with Gabbett Machinery and in particular Brian Stevenson for a number of years now and the service be it advice, installation, training or machine servicing has always been very good. It adds a feeling of confidence in what you are looking to achieve.”

John observes “We have been through two world wars, a total burn (in 1933), various depressions and now an earthquake and we’re still in business! It gives you the strength to push on, move with the times and continue providing quality product and service to our clientele that we have always been known for.”

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oinery Solutions Ltd (formerly Neil D Smith Ltd) has been established for twenty four years and now manufactures quality shopfitting and joinery from its 200 square metre factory in the Wellington suburb of Plimmerton. As well as its word of mouth reputation and its own client base, a good portion of the company’s business comes from Shopspec Shopfitters Ltd, a shopfitting project management company established in 2006 by Neil and Nigel Lock. Created to fill the need for a contracting fitout company to service the needs of clients nationwide, this company provides some thirty years of combined experience in the industry along with their local knowledge to manage retail and commercial interior projects using best practice methods. Joinery Solutions run a nested based manufacturing operation providing shopfitting solutions for both local retailers as well as national retail chains. The business has been around since 1986 but changed its name to the current one back in 2001. “Shopfitting today in a broader sense, means you have to work with all sorts of materials from stainless steel, plastics, acrylics, glass as well as integrating lighting in many cases” Neil points out.

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“Surprisingly though MDF panel work and joinery componentry make up a major part of the process.” In recent times the business has moved to include the use of CNC technology to keep up with demand. “This was an important decision. Speed, efficiency and above all accuracy formed the basis of the decision making process on what to get.” The company bought a CNC Router AT 25/13 from Wellington based Pro Form Ltd. “To be truthful, I had known Steve (Fifield) from Pro Form for some time and he always struck me as real professional in what he did. The router he showed us did what we wanted, it was as simple as that: fast and accurate and at a good price. Within three to four months of using it we noticed an increase in turnover. It is real value for money.” The machine’s operator recalls “The installation process was easy and the machine took the minimum to learn how to operate properly. A big plus was the software it uses called EnRoute. It’s certainly designed for joiners. Ninety per cent of what we do here is cutting and routing. The software is simple and easy to use. In recent times we have had the machine

going for up to 6 hours a day – all week – and it has handled the pace.” The machine came standard with two drill heads and one router with an easy change facility. The bed size was the only change from 2.5m to 2.7m so they could handle larger board sizes. Neil adds “We will be making a change shortly though to remove one of the drills and install a second router to further improve its usefulness.” Service is always an important aspect with machinery like this. “I can’t speak highly enough of Steve and his team when it comes to service and advice: its straight up and prompt.” Neil says.

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Jacks introduce Holytek Green Series panel saws New to Jacks’ wide range of panel saws, Holytek’s S300 and S400 are basic, well designed, heavy duty sliding table saws. They’re not the most sophisticated saw from Jacks and you don’t need a computer science degree to operate them, but they can form the backbone of any joinery workshop. They’re built tough to handle heavy workloads, day in and day out. The sliding table length of 3200mm will handle all common

panel sizes with ease. Workpiece stability is assured with the 385mm wide sliding table and heavy duty outrigger table. The crosscut fence is a beast with two large stops and built-in magnification to ensure accurate settings. A powerful 5.5KW main motor set into a cast iron saw unit ensures great performance and smooth running. The scoring unit has an independent motor with vertical and lateral blade adjustment conveniently located on the main

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Auckland location mean that in the unlikely event of a breakdown these Holytek saws will be back up and running in the shortest possible time. For details of the Jacks introductory offer, with savings of $1,495 from the list price for either saw, call 0800 332 288.

The Holytek S300 and S400 are very economically priced and are backed with Jacks’ reputation for outstanding aftersales service. An inventory of spare parts at Jacks

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LockCase 2010 ASSA ABLOY New Zealand was proud to make its way throughout the country during October and November bringing LockCase 2010 to customers. As part of an ongoing commitment to our customers, LockCase 2010 was an evening designed for up close and personal product showcasing, a chance to catch up with industry colleagues and also share new and upcoming innovations from ASSA ABLOY. Interlock Folding and Sliding Door Hardware was a key feature at the show and ASSA ABLOY continues to receive positive feedback on the Zero Clearance Straight Sliding system with many joiners interested in using it for cavity doors. We look forward to the Weatherfold Window 20 that will be available in the new year and also to the launch of the Hybrid Sill end cap to suit weatherboards. ASSA ABLOY was pleased to see such great turn-outs and receive positive comments from the events, thoroughly enjoying meeting up with customers in this environment. It was also a pleasure to see the smiles on the lucky winner’s faces who received a travel voucher on the night. A total of $7000 worth of travel vouchers was given away. ASSA ABLOY hopes to build on the success of LockCase 2010 and looks forward to presenting LockCase 2011.

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National bench top manufacturer looks forward “The Christchurch branch has grown considerably over the years as we have expanded our national operations. Four years ago I traveled to various parts of the USA to glean information from the experts on solid surfaces and fabrication methods. This led to the development of our acrylic solid surface manufacturing plant division here in Christchurch. Now we supply acrylic solid surfaces for kitchens from Invercargill to Auckland.” Kelvin Aicken The Christchurch quake and consequent after shocks that have reverberated through the Canterbury region since September have not shaken Kelvin Aicken, Branch Manager of the O’Brien Group’s Christchurch branch, or his team. “It has been a tough time for the people of Christchurch, everyone is just getting on with the job of rebuilding,” said Kelvin. “Some of our staff sustained serious damage to their homes with the plant sustaining minor damage. Whilst the quake caused lots of disruption our turnaround times are back to normal and we are on top of our production schedule.”

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The O’Brien Group, a Fletcher Building Company, has a long established pedigree as a bench top manufacturer that goes back more than thirty years. Their main manufacturing plant, the largest of its type in the country, is based in Mosgiel and the group has branches nationwide. Kelvin has worked for the O’Brien Group for nearly 20 years and has seen considerable changes in the bench top market over that time. Whilst High Pressure Laminate (HPL) bench tops have been the company’s core product, they also now fabricate other solid surface products including: Corian and Mercury Solid Surfaces; and Compact Laminate.

Kelvin talks about his team and the value they add, “we are very fortunate with the depth of experience we have. Many of our staff are long serving industry experts. Our factory manager, Wayne Prior, has been with us for 19 years, and many other staff have 10 years or more under their belts. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience inside these walls.” With the rebuilding of much of Christchurch just beginning Kelvin advises that it is business as usual at the O’Brien Group’s Christchurch plant. ²

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TOTAL TOOLING – a simple synergy F or cost effective machining, so essential for survival and profitability in these ‘harder times’, there needs to be a perfect synergy between tool holding systems and the tools that they hold.

It is important to understand the terms - RPM, TIR (total incremental run out), balancing, flute numbers and types, coatings and the way they can work together to give you maximum feed speed, faultless finishes and optimized tool life. For every .002mm improvement in TIR, you can expect a 10% increase in tool life!! Time is money so every small improvement in your factory’s productivity makes a huge difference to profitability. Perhaps with improving your cut finish you can avoid a complete sanding or finishing process, perhaps with an aggregate head you can remove a whole part of your manufacturing process. Toolholding and premium tooling are among ‘Tungsten & Tools’ core competencies. The resulting synergy makes us unique as we understand the world of tool clamping and tools like few others.

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As your market expects more, so the more you have to be ‘up with the play’. Many clients add another whole dimension to their CNC machine with an aggregate head. They create things they’ve previously only dreamed of and get many jobs that they couldn’t touch before. Add to your CNC’s capability and reduce the number of tool changes without compromising accuracy. With Tungsten & Tool’s TECHNIKS aggregates (made in Germany/USA) your machining centre is complete.

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Winners illustrate diversity in timber use A visitors’ centre at Waitomo Caves took out three of the top prizes at the NZ Wood Timber Design Awards announced recently. Winning both the Commercial Architecture and Commercial Engineering Excellence Awards, the centre also picked up a Clever Solutions award. Designed and built by a consortium of Dunning Thornton Consultants, Architecture Workshop and Hunters and Hawkins Construction, the judges said the building was a “highly-engineered answer to functional needs, which has been achieved in a structure which is as much high-performance as it is delicate”.

Commercial Architectural Excellence : Commercial Engineering Ex Photograph : Simon Devitt

Another of the main prizes went to the new Supreme Court Building in Wellington designed by Warren and Mahoney. Winning the Interior Fit-out Award, the judges commended the “mesmerising interior, demonstrating the craft of modern digital technology, fabrication and biomimetic design”. Using silver beech, the courtroom’s panelling mimics the spiral diamond patterns of the native kauri cone. This year’s People’s Choice Award – decided by popular on-line vote – was won by Ambienti Architects for their Papamoa (Tauranga) based sales pavilion and community centre. The Scott’s Landing beach residence by Stephenson and Turner Architects won the Residential Architectural Excellence Award for their design of a beach house at Mahurangi Harbour, north of Auckland. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s multi-purpose building in Wallaceville, Wellington, also designed by Stephenson and Turner Architects, won the Sustainability Award for the architects’ “elegant but ambitious project to create a five green star rating using a refined architectural palette”.

Residential Architectural Excellence - Scotts Landing - Stephenson & Turner Arch Photograph : Paul McCredie

Birkenhead’s library and civic centre designed by Archoffice won the Cladding Building Envelope Award for its “sculptural timber façade”. The awards were announced at a function at Te Papa, Wellington, in early October. Sponsors included NZ Wood, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, Timberbond, Kop-Coat and the Timber Design Society.The awards were judged by structural engineer Ross Davison, builder David Brown and architect Elvon Young.

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Joinerysoft chosen by Serene Joinery Serene Joinery Ltd based in Auckland purchased Joinerysoft’s Joinery Management System six months ago and are looking forward to reaping the benefits and growing the business over the next 12 months. Owner, Keith Trask describes the company as a small business with just 2 joiners in the workshop while he deals with the paperwork. Keith has also run a building company for the last 20 years and divides his time between the two businesses. Serene Joinery provides a complete joinery

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solution manufacturing windows, double-hung, doors and bifolds to individual customer requirements in any size, style and timber. They have a good reputation relying upon word of mouth and local yellow pages for additional business. One of the main reasons for purchasing joinerysoft was to have the opportunity to grow the business. Researching a number of software solutions for custom joinery, Keith had a demonstration of joinerysoft and knew immediately that this was the way forward. “I could see Joinerysoft would work for us. The biggest breakthrough was the instant price calculation when you change any joinery item. That’s just what you need,” says Keith. Adding, “We had a system of pricing using internal spreadsheets before, but JMS guarantees accuracy of pricing and provides a detailed breakdown of materials required and labour costs.” JMS provides a total solution including design, quoting, material

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requirements, cutting lists, delivery notes, and invoices. All this comes as standard with JMS but modules can be purchased individually or integrated together seamlessly. Keith has purchased Casement windows, Double-Hung, Doors & Doorframes, Screens, and BOM. BOM or Bill of Materials allows you to quote anything not covered by the other modules, including furniture, architrave, and flooring providing one quote integrating all the customer’s requirements.

is put together. In order to meet the needs of the New Zealand joinery market, Joinerysoft have introduced a version of their software specifically for the NZ market. Alan Turner, Managing Director of Joinerysoft, said, “We take New Zealand seriously and have introduced a number of changes that cater specifically for New Zealand joiners. My trip there this year was very useful to understand New Zealand’s unique requirements.”

A British company set up in 2004, Joinerysoft has over 500 joiners using JMS including customers in the UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, USA, Australia, and also New Zealand. Most are supported from the UK however New Zealand customers have the advantage of local support from Bruce Syder, a Kiwi joiner who has experience using the software while living in the UK. Returning home, and now based in Palmerston North, Bruce provides telephone support for all New Zealand joiners, having the unique advantage that he not only understands Joinerysoft but also how New Zealand joinery

The training was carried out from the UK by a qualified joiner, who remotely logged on to Keith’s computer to demonstrate how to use the system. He says, “I found the system relatively easy to learn however I have had to take the time to set up the system. Once completed this will be easy to maintain and will ensure that pricing, materials required and cuttings lists are all accurate and instant, a big improvement and significant advantage for any small joinery company.” Keith adds, “Having a qualified joiner install and train meant that he understood our joinery and


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JMS OUTPUTS Estimate/Quotation, Order Confirmation, Supplier Orders, Cutting Lists, Delivery Note, Invoice could talk on our wavelength. An additional advantage was that the remote training was broken down in to small chunks which meant that my time wasn’t tied up for whole days, and allowed me to put into practice the skills I had learnt.” The new style cutting lists have gone down well in the workshop. The joiners have been involved in deciding the level of detail they require and are looking forward to using JMS generated cutting lists for every job. Keith recognises that the cutting list side of JMS will save a lot of time in the workshop, adding, “it will be more accurate too”. Joinerysoft continue a policy of continuous improvement welcoming feedback from customers to introduce new features. Additional features due for release soon will make Keith’s life even easier. “Cross sections are going to prove vital in winning work, and management controls will allow me to see what jobs are in the system and where they are at,” he confirms.

Keith concludes, “Purchasing JMS we have formed a partnership with Joinerysoft. They have proved efficient and answered our queries in a timely manner. I would recommend Joinerysoft to anyone. The biggest benefit to us is the customer focused presentation of quotations, accurate instant pricing, quick and accurate cutting lists and integrated invoicing. Holding all the information about the job in one source reduces duplication of information and ensures a consistent customer focus.” for more information contact Serene Joinery Ltd Keith Trask (09) 443 5679 Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder (04) 974 9480

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY AUCKLAND Auckland Master Joiners have had some interesting and varied meetings this year, with very good turnout and support. I would like to thank our secretary Matt Woodward for all the good work and organisation he has done. It is greatly appreciated. Generally work levels have picked up all year. With the Christmas rush upon us again we have little room to fit in more, with some taking orders for next year already. We will, of course, try to fit in more. The outlook for next year is reasonable. Timber supplies and service have been good, with some new timber for timber joinery coming and new hardwood in good thick sizes available. We have had some problems with lead times for manufactured board, veneer and hardware being erratic. This is causing ongoing time delays and extra work putting in temporary products. I see this as an ongoing problem because of low stock levels and manufacturers reducing their range of products, limiting our ability to quickly supply our customer. Timber Joinery NZS 4211 developments are ongoing and there is continuing interest from all our members with some excellent progress happening. We will keep you updated. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. – Glenn Honeybun CANTERBURY Canterbury, having suffered one of New Zealand’s biggest disasters ever, looks to be set to blast into boom time once again. It will take some time to come on line but already some members are seeing work trickling through. Housing companies and builders are lining up to take advantage of this and, in the process, we will also. It will be extremely difficult at this stage to see how all of this will play out. One thing is for sure that even if your house isn’t damaged we will still all pay for it in the long term. With all of the aftershocks we still went ahead with our combined Canterbury and Waitaki meeting in Ashburton to settle the nerves

and have a drink with friends. Workloads are up and down, with some busy and some not. Bad debts are still present and with the potential increase in workloads we need to make sure of who is paying for what. With the GST rise having been and gone, most of us seemed to have fumbled our way through it without too much drama, apart from the odd cheeky client trying desperately to save a few bucks. Supplies of all materials has meant no undue delays and our suppliers need to be congratulated on this, as this helps us with smooth production flows running into the Christmas period. With a shaky year all round, we will be welcoming the holiday break away from work. Have a safe and happy Christmas. – Owen Wright CENTRAL The past five months have been a bit of a roller coaster in our region, with most members experiencing some of their biggest highs and lows for many years. Most of our local suppliers recorded record highs for September, then record lows for October. This seems to be caused by sudden drives in the new housing market, but then a major resurgence in renovations with the commercial sector still remaining steady. We are still experiencing problems with builders from the less busy outer regions of the Manawatu coming in and buying work just to keep their staff employed, which is having a devastating effect on our ability to actually make any money from jobs. We appear to be coming into a very busy Christmas period this year with many members reporting they have plenty of confirmed and prospective work lined up for the new year. We can only hope that our margins will improve and we can look forward to making some money next year. On a higher note, we have had several functions with our members recently. A bus trip to Wellington to watch Hawke’s Bay play the Lions was a great success, and last weekend we had our annual Race Day for the Feilding Gold Cup at Awapuni. Over 90 members and

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suppliers attended, some flying in from Christchurch to Auckland for the event. No reports of any serious money being made, but with a $3,000 bar bill at the end of the day I don’t think anybody really cared. Hope everybody has a good Christmas and I am looking forward to conference in Rotorua next year with many of our members already indicating they will be attending. – Andrew Reilly HAWKE’S BAY / POVERTY BAY With Spring here and the weather warming up, there appears to be a lift in the workload in our area. Times are still difficult with the tender market, with things beings very competitive. There has been a large amount of school work happening in the area which has helped on the commercial side of things. The residential market for joinery seems to be going reasonably well with better workloads. Our last meeting had Bruce Syder from Joinerysoft give us a presentation of their exterior joinery program. The members present were impressed with the program and asked plenty of questions. We are starting to get a better response to meetings with the increase in member numbers. It is good see the NZ 4211 tests moving along and making good progress towards a positive result for all the Master Joiners. The supply of materials in our area appears to be good with no major problems. I am looking forward to the Christmas break and a busy new year for everyone. – Rod Triplow OTAGO With only seven weeks left in the working year, it is hard to believe that another year has almost passed. 2010 has been a much slower year for most in the southern region. The majority of our members are still reporting quieter workloads with most reporting significantly reduced lead times. Pricing & tendering has been much more competitive. It would be fair to say that many jobs are being priced to the bone.

We all need to be wary of this and remember that we are in business to make money. Turnover is important but there is no point doing a job for nothing just to keep the workshop busy. People appear to be shopping around getting more quotes than in previous years and most tenders have an increased number of submissions. Reports show building consent numbers for the Otago region have been following the same trend as the past few years, but consent numbers are less than previous. Designers and architects are reporting steady workloads so let’s remain optimistic and hope these projects become reality in the new year. I would like to take this opportunity to pass on our thoughts to the Christchurch and Canterbury region who have been having a really shaky time of late. The rest of the country can only but imagine what it must be like to live and work with such a massive disaster. We hope that none of our MJ members have been too badly affected by damage and offer any assistance that might be needed. The Otago/Southland region are holding our annual Christmas dinner on the 12th of November in Alexandra. This is bound to be a great night with the added bonus of Gary McNaughton presenting an update for our members on the 4211 project. Finally I would like to wish everybody a safe and merry Christmas and holiday period. - Andrew Bellamy TARANAKI As our end of year approaches and the weather is finally improving, the local work enquiries seem to be increasing slightly. Having said that, workloads vary amongst members, with there being highs and lows. Housing in the region has slowed a lot with many builders reporting light workloads. Commercial builders are fighting for work with not many large projects on offer. It also appears that a lot of people, instead of buying new, are returning to renovating rather than upgrading, as house prices remain static.

Reports from branch presidents received at the executive meeting on November 3rd 2010 In the new year the local association is again going to look at promoting the local Master Joiners Members to the public, to help keep the Master Joiners brand in the public eye, for all members to benefit. Qualified Joiners, as always, seem still hard to find, with very few layoffs in the region and no factory closures. Master Joiners need to keep in mind that we should, if possible, be training new apprentices so that there are people with the right skills available for the future. Looking to the new year we hope that workloads are at a more steady pace. After the government hit of increased GST, I think most people are more positive out there than for the last six months and with summer here, more home improvements should be on the way. Merry Christmas. – Roger Paul WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY 2010 - the year of the rollercoaster ride and the emergence of the new catch phrase “patchy”. Across all industries in our country workloads have fluctuated from flat out to struggling to find work for the forthcoming weeks ahead. Retailing is suffering due to Joe and Joanne Consumer putting away their hire purchase cards and concentrating on paying off the debts they already have. We have seen much of this flow through into the construction industry with the frenetic property spend prior to the Global Financial Crisis disappearing. Consumers are changing their behavior to spending what savings they have got in the Bank rather than spending what they can borrow. Coupled with one of the wettest winters on record for the Waikato BOP region, this has added to jobs dragging out, timelines being adjusted and re-adjusted and exterior work in particular being more greatly affected. Feedback from our members around the region has been varied. Some members being very busy with quotes booking into the New Year and employing staff, to others facing little to no

work in the current production schedule waiting to start jobs booked in. Quote conversion rates are getting lower as more quotes are being sought by the consumers and in some instances, the “Dutch Auction” has started. Pricing still seems to be a very sensitive issue with some jobs being seen passed on to clients at raw cost! This is destructive behavior for companies to adopt as all it is doing is conditioning the client to unrealistic pricing and they are going to have pretty drastic reactions when they get a realistic price in the future. In general though, I have received more positive feedback in the current Spring environment than I received at the same time last year. We are slowly on the way out of this trough but it is a long slow recovery that is full of uncertainty and wariness further confirmed by RBNZ chief Allan Bollard and the media reports we are fed about continual global fragilities. We have our last meeting of the year this month with a presentation from Prime Panels followed by the Waikato BOP MJ golf tourney over a hotly contested 9 holes. There are quite a few members gunning to take the title off Ross Cooney of Benchworks so we will see how low tactics get. Here we are at Christmas again. To all of you out there, I wish you well for the holiday season and look forward to 2011. In particular my best wishes go to our colleagues and their families in the Christchurch area who are still facing substantial aftershocks weeks after the first big earthquake. I wait with intrigue to see what 2011 will bring. – Liam Wackrow WAITAKI It is hard to believe another year is closing in on us, a year which has seen businesses fail and other business are performing extremely well. Joinery businesses throughout the Waitaki area appear to be going along OK but with no substance or depth of work on the books. Most Registered Master Joiners in the Waitaki region are in survival mode knowing there is not the money circulating in the

quantities it was flowing through people’s hands a couple of years ago. The Waitaki Master Joiners have a reasonable number of contracts at present to keep their staff employed until the annual Christmas close down but we are not seeing the usual influx of work that we are used to seeing prior to Christmas. Some Joiners have work lined up into 2011 but most are looking for ongoing work for the start of 2011. There are not many plans circulating for pricing which is not what we prefer but at least when a contract is signed up there is no delay in getting the contract started. I am sure there will be plenty of opportunities circulating once the Canterbury area starts to rebuild and repair their houses and business premises sometime in the New Year. Our thoughts go out to the people of Canterbury whose houses and business premises are to be demolished or are unlivable requiring major repairs due to the earthquake in September. Material supplies are good with little or no delay from the initial order to actually receiving the goods. Our suppliers are keeping stock levels at a suitable level, making delivery of most materials to meet sometimes tight time frames acceptable. A couple of Waitaki Master Joiners are contemplating taking on apprentices in 2011 which is commendable in this tough period where there are depleted workloads. Trevor Hill (Hilmac Joinery) is retiring at the end of 2010. Waitaki Registered Master Joiners wish Trevor well in his retirement after 47 years involvement in the joinery trade. We are all looking forward to better times in the near future. – Neville Kitchen WELLINGTON 2010 draws to a close and it has been an interesting year. Work flows have been quiet for the last six months, with the Christmas rush only building up to what I would consider normal workloads. Most members are busy until Christmas and some have work well into the New Year. Material supplies have not been a problem,

nor has hardware or timber, all being readily available. Again we are seeing more company representatives than ever before. Most members are stating that cash flows have been slow and merchants have been more diligent with their credit terms. Bad debts and liquidations/receiverships seem to be on the increase, but that would be due to the economic conditions. Staff numbers remain steady and some members I have spoken to are indicating they are looking to take on apprentices in the next few months, so that bodes well for the future. New membership has been slow in Wellington but there has been a bit of interest shown in NZS 4211 by non members enquiring as to what is happening. All in all, we can be thankful that we are still trading and that things will improve for next year. All the best for the festive season and for 2011. – Bruce Scandlyn

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Dr Buzz

time for a dip There has been a lot of talk lately about double dip recessions, deflation, cascading chaos in the banking systems of Europe and all other forms of financial carnage. In fact the economists are now almost as universally pessimistic as they were universally optimistic just before the crash.

they were reporting on the data from 3 months before showing that confidence was very low and people weren’t spending money.

The “herd mentality” is alive and kicking. When the economy was bounding along with housing demand feeding on itself, there were few naysayers and a general belief in the new economic “paradigm”. Now that the boom has evaporated, a lot of those economists I would suggest are overly pessimistic.

The solution: Ignore the economists and newspapers and look at your own business and how you can make it go better, despite the state of the economy. It doesn’t take rocket science to know that after a boom period when cheap money meant it was easy for people to become over-indebted, that there will be a hangover while it all re-adjusts.

After the performance of the economists over the last few years, one has to wonder whether their supposed collective brilliance amounts to anything when you can have so many smart guys all getting it so wrong. In the NZ Herald a few days ago, on the same day there were two articles, one of which was pessimistic for the economy saying that retail sales and consumer spending were low. The second report was bullish, referring to how retail sales had held up and the economy was looking good. How does this happen? Well one writer discounted the fact that retail sales were boosted by the spend up before the GST increase and the other appeared to ignore this fact. In both cases, the data was 2 months old and interpreted in different ways offering completely different forecasts. Brings me to the interesting effect of economists reporting on information which is 2 or 3 months old. There was an situation at the beginning of this year when the Greek crisis hit the world. Everyone remembered it because it was an unusual event and made us feel nervous about the world economy. In fact it also had a significant effect on the EURO/NZD exchange rate. After a few months, it settled down when the EU provided the massive funding to allow the Greeks to fund their Government borrowings. However, at about this time, the reports from all of the economists came out but

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This had the effect of making people feel bad about the economy again, despite the fact that things had settled down.

After the 87 crash, it was 7 years before the property market got going again. This time will probably be no different. In fact it may take longer to recover because in the boom we have just been through, cheap money (read DEBT) was even easier to come by, so the clean out could take longer. While times might be tougher in our businesses, we are also seeing our competitors struggling and disappearing. So in fact if your business is strong enough, there are some great opportunities to thrive in the new economic conditions. Another piece of news which came out in the last weeks was the retirement of Greg Muir as chairman of Pumpkin Patch because of his involvement as a director of the disgraceful Hannover Finance. This was notable for a number of reasons: It was a group of activist fund manager shareholders who pushed for him to be dumped due to his involvement in the disgraceful Hannover Finance. Usually fund managers appear to tolerate poor performance provided their own interests are served (no matter if it is bad for small shareholders). Secondly Greg Muir fell on his sword. This honourable action was quick and initiated by Muir despite support from the board to stay. He seems to be a very capable company director

but they must be accountable for their actions. Too often the cosy world of the business elite circle the wagons to protect their own (similar to the medical profession I hazard to suggest). Maybe this is a sign of a new approach by the publicly listed company sector to raise the standards of governance of New Zealand companies and restore some faith of small shareholders who have been unceremoniously screwed over by self interest in the last 30 years. The country certainly needs it if we are going to get ourselves out of our obsession with investing in property, underinvestment in productive businesses and poor savings. Well that’s it from me for this year. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share some thoughts with you. It looks as though summer is now with us so best wishes for a safe and happy summer break See you next year. Buzz.

JITO Area Training Advisors Bruce Purdon Northland

Expect to see JITO training advisors Over the last ten months the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO) has established a full network of field staff in the North Island called Area Training Advisors. They have been actively visiting companies and talking about the benefits of the subsidised training JITO can provide for your company. And what about the South Island? Recently JITO has collaborated with the Plumbing ITO to share regional staff in the South Island. This arrangement not only provides a benefit to JITO and the Plumbing ITO, as a cost effective model, but also benefits our government which is looking for value for money. There are three Area Training Advisors in the South Island. This collaborative arrangement is a first between ITO’s and a great step in getting all eight construction ITO’s working more closely yet retaining our individual identities. JITO is committed to the Area Training Advisory service. We are confident it will provide a better service to our industries and ensure that we make available to our sectors subsidised government assistance. Did you know that: 1. The Joinery ITO (JITO) receives money from the government to subsidise training in the following sectors - timber and aluminium joinery, glass and glazing and kitchen design sectors. 2. Industry training is for all people in the industry, not just those who are signed into an apprenticeship. For example we also offer supervisory and management skills training and will soon be offering refresher courses for specialist and advanced trade skills.

Geoff Christophers Waikato, Coromandel

3. To make the most of the government’s money, ensure your staff receive subsidised training for the skills required to effectively do their job. Please ask your Area Training Advisor, visit or phone Rachel on 04 8050 416. 4. JITO wants to assist you to improve your company productivity. It is well known productivity can improve if your staff are fully trained for their position. We find that staff are frequently appointed to supervisory/management positions because they have been with the company the longest and have great trade skills. Sadly, with no training these poor people are being set up to fail ─ resulting in dismal consequences for the company.

Bob Martin Auckland

Jason Bean Taupo, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Craig Fleet Wellington, King Country, Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa

Chris Hatwell East Cape, Hawkes Bay

John Bartlett South Canterbury, South Christchurch, West Coast

Robyn Brown Nelson, Marlborough, North Canterbury, North Christchurch

Jak Elliot Otago, Central Otago, Southland, South Westland

5. JITO subsidises programmes to provide training that will assist your company be the best it can be eg supervisory and management programmes, lean manufacturing. 6. Area Training Advisors test all new apprentices for Literacy and Numeracy needs and immediately provide the boss and the apprentice with strategies to help those with specific needs. 7. Apprentices who need more intensive literacy and numeracy training will receive one on one help organised by JITO. 8. JITO has developed Training Plans to help make your job of mentoring an apprentice clear. Research speaks of the importance of using what is learnt on block courses and how ongoing mentoring of your apprentice can have significant benefits for your company. ²

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Furniture Trainee of the Year making it real for the supply sector After the outstanding success of the Furniture Training Company and Furniture Trainee of the Year awards at the FITEC National Training Awards in back in September, FITEC would like to try something a little different next year with the Furniture Trainee of the Year Award. We would like to make this Award a little more real and meaningful to the Supply sector of the furniture and cabinetmaking industry who have traditionally been very supportive of industry training. We would like to ensure that the Supply sector get maximum benefit and value for money from the annual industry Awards.

cabinet making trainees and apprentices incorporate fittings and components in their piece and that these are sourced from a particular supplier or sponsor. Similarly the upholstery apprentices and trainees will be asked to use fabrics supplied by a particular fabric supplier. We have not previously catered for Finishing trainees and apprentices at the Awards but we would like to change this and include a “Finishing� category in the competition with the requirement that trainees use a finishing product from a particular supplier or sponsor.

FITEC Award winners 2010

Formalised training in the furniture industry covers companies involved in the making of solid wood, MDF and veneered furniture as well as upholstery manufacturing and furniture finishing or polishing as it’s called in the trade. The Supply sector includes suppliers of furniture and cabinetry fittings and components, adhesives, abrasives, upholstery fabrics, leather and suppliers of a huge range of paints, lacquers, oils and stains.

to make a piece of free standing furniture no larger than 0.8 of a cubic metre. The design is entirely over to the imagination and innovative instincts of the trainee. When entries close, the pieces are gathered together and judged by a panel of experts with points being awarded for, workmanship, design, creativity, commercial viability and uniqueness. Three finalists are selected and the winner is announced at the prestigious, annual FITEC National Training Awards ceremony.

The Furniture Trainee of the year Award is uniquely different from other FITEC Awards in that the Award is based on a competition open to all current Furniture apprentices and trainees,

In order to involve the supply sector our thinking is that we change the entry criteria to include the requirement that furniture and

FITEC would value any feed back on this particularly from the supply sector. For those who have not attended the FITEC Annual training Awards, the cudos and promotional benefits gained by supportive sponsors is considerable. Sponsors are held up as icons in a crowd of 500 attendees from the Forestry, Wood Manufactucturing and Furniture industries. Extensive media coverage precedes and follows the Awards. For further information contact Alister Murray Ph: (09) 356 8029 E:

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insurance matters Dean Young

New Premises Open for Business

Why Medical Insurance?

December 2010 has marked a milestone for The Laminex Group as our Auckland Support, Sales and Distribution teams amalgamated and moved into the brand new, purpose-built office and warehouse premises at 1 O’Rorke Road, Penrose. The new site is the result of a strategic decision to significantly invest in the industry, despite the current low levels of business confidence. This commitment will enable us to improve the current product offer and provide greater levels of service. The new premises feature a 12,500m2 warehouse with state-of the-art picking equipment, a Drive Thru, plenty of parking and a café on site.

Recently some insurance companies have announced that medical insurance premiums are going to be increase by up to 10-15% on the policies next anniversary. This has caused a lot of our clients to ask the question “Can I even afford to have medical insurance anymore?” But can you afford not to?

If you are a customer of The Laminex Group you will have received a letter outlining the new site details. We hope you all find the site a convenient and enjoyable place to visit. Formica as you’ve never seen it before In a New Zealand first, we’re excited to announce the extraordinary Formica Chair Exhibition coming from the USA to the Auckland Arts Festival in March. The Formica Chair project was launched in 2008 by Formica Corporation in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAC), Cincinnati. World-renowned architects were invited to design sculptural furniture using Formica laminates and solid surface materials. Ten exceptional chairs were constructed from over 420m2 of Formica product, with designs ranging from museum-worthy sculptures to functional domestic pieces. The Formica Chairs Exhibition will feature in one of the galleries at the inaugural ‘White Night’ event. ‘White Night’ will take place Auckland-wide on 12 March 2011 when art galleries across the city and the Auckland museum will be open late into the night. This inspiring exhibition is really worth a look. Partnership Conference 2011 Nisa Bula Venaka! Next year’s Partnership Conference will be held at the luxurious Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. The Intercontinental is located at Natadola Beach - one of the Top 25 Beaches in the World. The venue is simply stunning. This will be our 24th annual Partnership Conference and will take place from Saturday 3 – Wednesday 7 September 2011. Again, the conference will provide a great opportunity for a post-winter getaway and to gain relevant learnings from the business seminars.This year’s Singapore cruise was a valuable chance to spend time with our key business partners and I look forward to another rewarding experience with you next year. Finally, on behalf of The Laminex Group, thank you for your support this year. We wish you all the best for the festive season and we look forward to a range of new activity next year.

While health care in New Zealand is publicly funded the sheer volume of patients needing consultations or treatment, ensures there are often many people ahead of you in the queue. This often means lengthy waiting lists; sometimes a delay of up to six months before you can even get an appointment with a specialist, and then another six months until treatment is available. This is compared to an average of less than a three month wait within the private health sector. There are many different health insurance providers, which makes it easier to find one to suit your needs. Most companies have a base plan which covers Hospital and Surgical procedures, and you have the optional extra of adding the Specialists and Tests benefit which will cover for any specialist’s appointments or diagnostic testing required. If you decide to buy health insurance, or retain your current policy there are some ways to make it more affordable. Shop around: Get quotes from many different insurance companies, and ask them to include the policy wordings with the quote (this will show exactly what is covered). That way you can ensure that you are comparing apples with apples. Choose your level of cover: Don’t insure the day-to-day expenses such as GP visits; it is unlikely that you will ever recoup these costs. Pay a higher excess: The excess is the amount of the claim that you pay. These excess amounts vary between $0 - $4,000 so if you can afford to pay a little more upfront, your premiums will be less expensive. Pay your premiums annually: Depending on the insurance company you choose, you can receive a discount up to 8% just by paying your premium annually. Protect your health today For expert advice about ensuring you receive the best medical care possible, and in the shortest time, call 0800BRAVEDAY today to arrange an obligation free review of your health insurance needs.

Robert Gibbes General Manager The Laminex Group NZ Dean Young is a director of Brave Day Limited A leading provider of insurance management for Professionals

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

If several people are liable, who pays the damages? Consider this situation. You had a vacant section. You wanted a house built on it - one of those trendy, Mediterranean-style plaster houses with the minimalist look on the outside. You engaged an architect, and she drew up a set of plans and specifications which you agreed to. You then hired a building company to build it, and a separate project manager to oversee the builder. The Council checked the building consent application, asked for some modifications to satisfy the building code, and issued the building consent. However it got a private certifier to inspect the building during construction, and ultimately to sign off the project on completion. The building company got subcontractors to supply and install the windows and doors, a roofing company to install the roof, a plasterer to plaster the external walls, and a specialist butynol applicator to waterproof the upstairs deck. Eight years later, you realise that the building is leaking, and on further inspection you discover that water is coming in through the external plaster, the roof, the window joints, and the deck, and that much of the framing timber and internal fittings are rotting. The estimated repair cost is $500,000. You are advised that the design wasn’t detailed enough from the outset, the windows, roofing, decking and plastering weren’t up to scratch, and the private certifier, builder, and project manager should have picked this up. So you commence legal proceedings against all of them. Let’s assume that the judge or the adjudicator finds that you have to pay $100,000 of the repair cost because you didn’t maintain the house properly and some of the repairs are an improvement on what you had before. He also rules that the architect, certifier, building company and project manager should have detected all of the leaks, and prevented them. As between themselves, they are each 15% to blame for the total loss (making up 60% of the remaining $400,000). Furthermore, the plasterer, the roofing company, the window supplier and the decking specialist were each

responsible for 10% of the problem (making up the final 40% of the remaining $400,000). However, the harsh reality is that none of them knew that the house was going to leak when they did the work. The private certifier, the roofing company and the building company are already in liquidation as a result of previous claims against them. The butynol applicator now lives in Kazakhstan. The architect has all of her assets in trust, the project manager is your personal friend, and the plasterer has some retirement savings, but he is now a pensioner in his 70’s with an intellectually handicapped adult child to support. Are you likely to recover all of your loss? In New Zealand, the answer to that question is yes, provided that at least one of the primary defendants – the architect, certifier, building company or project manager - has a spare $400,000 or is prepared to borrow the money. Because in New Zealand, as in many other countries, you can sue any of the parties who are primarily at fault, for the total loss. This is called “joint and several liability” (as distinct from proportionate liability). It is that party’s problem (and that party’s right) to go after the other parties at fault, to recover their fair share of the damages that they have had to pay to you. And if any of those other parties happen to be in liquidation or in Kazakhstan, or have all their assets in trust, that’s just bad luck for the defendant who has had to pick up their tab. You can see how this gets up people’s noses. The judge or the adjudicator effectively ruled that the plasterer, the roofing company, the window supplier and the decking specialist were each liable for $40,000. Furthermore, the architect, certifier, building company and project manager were each liable for $60,000. If you choose to recover the full $400,000 from the “last man standing” (your friend the project manager), he may go after the pensioner plasterer to recover his $40,000 contribution, but he will have to pay the rest. The others will get off scot-free. It just seems morally unfair for this to happen.

Many countries have grappled with this issue over the years. Politicians have come under pressure, particularly in the construction industry, to replace “joint & several liability” with “proportionate liability”. What this would mean is that you would only recover $100,000 of the $400,000 you are owed, from your (ex) friend the project manager and the pensioner plasterer. You would assume the risk of non-recovery from the three defendants in liquidation and the defendant in Kazakhstan. That outcome seems equally unfair. This is all about who bears the risk of recovering from absent or insolvent defendants – the plaintiff, or the other defendants. Of course it wouldn’t be so much of a problem if everyone was insured for negligence – then there would be an insurance company standing behind each party, so everyone would pay up. But in New Zealand, not many people can get this kind of cover in the construction industry. Our Law Commission looked at this issue in 1992 and again in 1998, and came out in favour of retaining joint & several liability. But in the Australian State of Victoria, proportionate liability was introduced for construction claims in 1995, and extended to all claims (except personal injury claims) in 2003. Most of the other Australian States and territories then followed suit. Numerous States in the USA have adopted some form of proportionate liability. In Canada and the UK there is still joint and several liability generally, but proportionate liability in relation to issuing securities to the public, and a provision for sharing any “uncollectible” contributions among the other parties at fault (including the plaintiff). Significantly, at the time of writing this (November 2010) the Government is making noises about introducing proportionate liability for leaky home claims, simply to encourage defendants to pay up their fair share rather than fighting interminably through the courts to avoid being lumbered with an unfair share. So watch this space. ²

Geoff Hardy has 35 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail geoff@madisonhardy. com. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine December 2010 page 70

a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

managing expectations People often ask me how can you make enough money designing bathrooms? The short answer is ‘you can’t’, and the long answer ducks and weaves around issue after issue but ends up at, ‘with great difficulty’.

There is an old expression that says “Under promise and over deliver”. By working off realistic time frames we can better plan the project, and prepare the client. Back to the bathrooms

The main problem is not the product that is available, as there is a huge range out there for every price bracket. It is not the lack of clients as there is a big demand for bathroom makeovers. The problem is the cost to the consumer. Bathrooms are expensive. Really expensive! Every trade is involved and you will probably need to factor in a tiler and water proofer on top of the usual suspects. The products that go into a bathroom are not cheap either. Now add a client with an unrealistic budget and you can see that bathroom renovations are not a money earner. So how do you do it? Let me jump to the side for a second. At the Hafele Octoberfest I bumped into Milvia Hannah and we got talking about how things have changed over the years and what we have learnt. Milvia spoke of the early days with a six week lead time for a kitchen from Christchurch. If this ended up being even 1 day longer the client would be so infuriated final payment would be withheld. With Milvia’s kitchens now coming from overseas the lead time is longer and yet she receives less grief. So what has changed? In a nut shell she had learned the art of Managing Client Expectations. This is the key to building a successful relationship with your customer and ensuring a pleasant project process. To often we are tempted to say what the client wants to hear rather than what we know is the case. With sales hard to come by offers of fast production and quick delivery times, can make the difference to a sale. However if these expectations are then not met issues arise.

Recently we were approached to design and manage an ensuite renovation. It quickly turned out to be a major project with not only a totally new ensuite, but a new walk in wardrobe, new powder room, lighting, flooring, and some structural work to the house to get it all to fit. The client knew it would cost a lot but when we ballparked the project at the first meeting at $85k with a $10k contingency they were obviously quite freaked. After a few days of blood pressure pills and heavy drinking they decided to take the next step and get firm quotes. These came in at around $88k. Because we had managed their expectations from day one they were actually quite happy it was under $95 and decided to upgrade the lighting with their new found funds. These clients were ones we did a kitchen for a couple of years ago, and that project followed similar pattern regarding costing, time frames, and final price. By being realistic and meeting their expectations, (which of course were the ones we gave them) they came back to us for their next project. Remember, we are the experts. We know what realistic timeframes and prices are so don’t be bullied. ²

Tony DeLorenzo is the current president of the NKBA and works with his wife Debra in their kitchen & bathroom design company.

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master joiners Executive Officer - Corinne Moore, 20 Cambridge Tce, Taradale. Ph/Fax 06 844 9956, email:

G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, fax 09 818 7066, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipunga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph/Fax 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, fax 07 847 4857, contact Paul Tottie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Norris Hackett

The Black Dog Group PO Box 196, Helensville, 0840. Ph 09 420 2054, fax 09 420 2064, contact Tony or Kirsten Samuels.

Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, Fax 07 578 4965, contact Colin Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchens & Cabinets (Bay of Islands) 2009 Ltd 32 Hawke Drive, Haruru Falls, Bay of islands, Ph 09 402 6885, Fax 09 402 6895, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman.

Timber Joinery Ltd 26b Hill Street, Onehunga, Auckland, Ph 09 974 5666, Fax 09 636 5632, contact Jaden Tull. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, fax 07 849 6657, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, Fax 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 fax 09 444 4498, contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, Fax 07 856 4775, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Magic Touch Interior Co Ltd 110 Amreins Road, Taupaki, Auckl. Ph 09 810 9743, Fax 09 810 9715, contact Arnold Hong.

Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Corden Joinery Ltd 125 Norton Rd, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3415, fax 07 847 3480, contact Phil Corden. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, fax 09 827 8740, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, fax 07 378 1036, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email

Bowdendoors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email compositejoinery@xtra., contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking PO Box 8012, Kensington, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, Fax 09 422 7884, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, Fax 09 277 7479, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, Fax 09 620 7585, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess.

Whenuapai Joinery Ltd 142 State Highway 16, Whenuapai. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, fax 09 620 5964, contact Stuart Penny.


Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated. Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, fax 09 579 4264, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry 21 Birch Avenue, Judea, Tauranga. Ph/Fax 07 571 0017, contact Troy MacRae. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, Fax 07 308 7460, contact Mark Bruce. BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, Fax 07 873 8084, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, fax 07 307 0850, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@ Raglan Joinery 58 Wallis Street, Raglan. Ph 07 825 6789, fax 07 825 6765, contact Bjorn Ledwig. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, fax 07 895 7157, contact Ross Curtis. Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley. S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Dave Andrews. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Emile Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Joinery & Staircases Ltd 27A Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph/Fax 07 575 7435, contact Craig Purser. Tongariro Cabinetmakers & Joiners 8 Turanga Place, Turangi, Ph 07 386 8228, fax 07 386 8229, contact Alistair Penrose. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, fax 07 827 6329 contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, contact Simon Curran. West Coast Kitchens & Joinery 2 Park Drive, Raglan, Ph/Fax 07 825 7485, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Secretary, Janet Johnson c/- H R Jones & Co, 60 Aorangi Street, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, Fax 06 323 4378, Email Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, Fax 06 356 9270, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, Fax 06 952 3583, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact David Walker. Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, P. North. Ph 06 354 8170, Fax 0800 254 754, contact Lindsay Petterson. M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murphy Joinery Makino Road, R D 7, Rapid Number 811, Feilding, Ph 06 355 4003, Fax 06 355 4002, contacts Paul & Nic Murphy. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson. Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, Fax 06 354 0077, contact Patrick Lau, Profile Joinery 37 Eyre St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 0243, fax 06 323 0243, contact Gerry Evernden. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Prospace Designz Ltd 184 Glasgow St. PO Box 4300, Wanganui. Ph 06 345 3175, fax 06 347 6483, contact Mrs Laurie Broomhall. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, fax 06 759 8325. Dan Holmes.

Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, Fax 06 344 5042. NZS4211 Affiliated.

KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, fax 06 754 4725, contact Ken Parsons. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, Fax 06 323 3723, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Renwick Joinery Palm. North Ltd PO Box 4297, Palmerston North. Ph 06 356 3945, John Renwick. NZS4211 Affiliated.

New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, fax 06 758 8672, contact Roger Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 320 Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph/Fax 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffen. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstock Joinery 19 Coventry Street, Levin, Ph 027 224 0701, Fax 06 368 9961, contact Murray Forward. Worktop Design 2000 Ltd 70 Napier Rd, Palmerston North. Ph 06 358 0557, Fax 06 355 0367, email, James Donald.

TARANAKI Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111. Adept Kitchens & Joinery 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 4770, fax 06 758 4770, contact Dennis Byers. NZS4211 Affiliated. Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, fax 06 278 8092, contact M West. Dennis Behrent Joinery PO Box 291, Stratford. Ph 06 765 8120, fax 06 765 8154, contact D Behrent. Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 489B Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice. Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker. Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, Fax 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated. In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

HAWKES BAY/ PB Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster. Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 49 Awapuni Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Donald Alexander Joinery Ltd Box 3186, Napier. Ph 06 843 2938, fax 06 843 2036, contact Donald Alexander. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass. Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gisborne Joinery Limited 522 Gladstone Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2880, fax 06 863 2881, contact Brendan Kent. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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J & H Doors & Joinery Cnr Manchester St & Wilson Rd, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7009, Fax 06 879 6464, contact Jim Hollis. NZS4211 Affiliated. JRT Kitchens (2005) Ltd 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kersten Building Recyclers 822 Omahu Road, Hastings, Ph 06 878 8494, Fax 06 878 8514, contact Peter Kersten. Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, fax 06 876 8496, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph/Fax 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, (mail to 6 France Road), Napier, Ph 06 835 8346, Fax 06 835 8345, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly. Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane.


Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll.


Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact Paul Stephen. Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery Effects Ltd 76 Wainui Road, Lower Hutt, PO Box 38 562, Wellington Mail Centre. Ph 04 569 8997, Fax 04 569 8990, contact Andre Froggatt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery ITO Box 11-435, Wellington. Ph 04 385 8814, fax 04 385 8816, contact Deb Paul. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, Fax 04 586 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895, Fax 04 564 8896. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph/Fax 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hagley Building Products Ltd PO Box 6121, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, fax 03 961 0704, contact Nathan Moore.

Secretary, Wendy Long 185 Withells Rd, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 4340 Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper. Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Ian Johnstone. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Owen Wright. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jono Hughes Ltd 127 Archibald Street, Tinwald, Ashburton. Ph/ Fax 03 302 6998, contact Jonathan Hughes.

Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, Fax 03 308 5057, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne.

Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch

MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown.

NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock.

Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick.

Te Aro Joinery Co. Ltd PO Box 15017, Miramar. Ph 04 388 8607, fax 04 939 8621, contact Allan Dyer.

Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 97E Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 021 593 186, Fax 03 385 5570, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth.

R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact Robin Walker.

Ryans Kitchens Unit 5, 33 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph/Fax 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler.

Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Julie Galyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

G E Joinery Ltd 786 Halswell Junction Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens.

Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213.

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Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Billy Nolan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph/Fax 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD Secretary, Rowan Howie PO Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 5165. Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Fax 03 202 5528, Barry O’Connor & Don Williams. NZS4211 Affiliated.

J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, Fax 03 453 5716, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated.

JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, Fax 03 688 2726, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Fax 03 488 4893, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Zone Ltd 110 Fraser St, Timaru, PO Box 223. Ph 03 688 8223, fax 03 688 8225, contact Neville Kitchen. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, fax 03 684 8050, contact Glen Chitock. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, fax 03 455 5959, Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated.

McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, fax 03 689 7907, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, fax 03 455 6978, contact Chris Taylor.

Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, Fax 03 437 1337, contact Michael Sandri.

Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, Fax 03 443 1891, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph/Fax 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson.

Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, fax 03 448 8289, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Grays Joinery 17 Lorne St, South Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4332, fax 03 455 0639, contact Blake Gray. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph/Fax 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel.

Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph/Fax 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ivan Coutts Joinery 144 Castlewood Rd, RD 2, Dunedin. Ph & Fax 03 476 1166, contact Ivan Coutts. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, fax 03 477 9790, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd Unit 2, 68 David Street, Forbury, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst.

Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fabwood Ltd 5 Thompson Street, Alexandra, Ph/fax 03 448 8847, contact Charlie Paull. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Craig Duncan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd PO Box 2390, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6558, fax 03 455 6300, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White. Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, Fax 03 688 2182, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Aaron Fitzsimons Blding & Joinery 36 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9915, Fax 03 693 9912, contact Jaquie Fitzsimons or Roger Galbraith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Custom Kitchens 1 Weaver Street, Oamaru, Ph 03 437 0001, Fax 03 437 0013, contact Stuart Sandri Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, Fax 03 547 7778, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact Richard Malcolm. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated. Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Whole Wardrobes & Interiors 42 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

Bench Top Shop Rotorua 8 View Road P0 Box 1409, Rotorua phone (07) 348-4656 fax (07) 347-1798 Ray Drake

Benchtops (HB) Ltd

14 Husheer Place, Onekawa P0 Box 3251, Onekawa, Napier phone (06) 843-5226 fax (06) 843-5058 Simon Malloy

Benchtop Surfaces 590 Tremaine Avenue Palmerston North phone (06) 356-9384 fax (06) 356-9270 James Hurren

Counter Concepts 16 Bisley Street Palmerston North phone (06) 355-5971 fax (06) 355-5972 Graeme Andrews

Creative Kitchens & Laminates 35 Miro Street, Taupo phone (07) 378-0619 fax (07) 378-0924 Phillip Greene

Hamilton Laminate Specialists Ltd

180 Kent Street PO Box 5234, Hamilton phone (07) 846-1577 fax (07) 846-1215 Allan Bedford

Lamiform Surfaces Ltd

76 Durham Street South PO Box 13-213, Christchurch phone (03) 365-0295 fax (03) 365-7560 Errold Paynter

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street Palmerston North phone (06) 354-8170 fax (06) 354-2139 Lindsay Petterson

Pro Benches NP Ltd 12 Cody Place New Plymouth phone (06) 758-2257 fax (06) 758-7362 Rudi Walters

Williams Bros (Blenheim) Ltd 59 David Street PO Box 283, Blenheim phone (03) 578 4970 fax (07) 578 4955 Owen Robinson


Ian Winkel 16 Mariners View Rd Birkenhead, Auckland phone 0800 4 537 537 fax 0800 4 537 537

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membership list November 2010 National Supplier Members Applico Ltd 09 574 1050 Bathroom Direct 09 913 3110 Blum 09 8205051 Carter Holt Wood Products 09 269 0204 CMS Construction Marketing Services Ltd 09 589 2068 Electrolux Home Products (NZ) 09 573 2220 Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd 09 273 0660 Hafele NZ Ltd 09 274 2049 Heritage Tiles 09 270 6314 Hettich NZ Holdings 09 274 4036 JITO 04 385 8814 Mico Bathrooms 03 338 1009 Parex Industries 09 836 6566 Paterson Trading Co Ltd 09 309 3022 Plumbing World Ltd 06 353 0283 RESENE 0800RESENE SpazioCasa 09 255 1490 The Laminex Group - Akld 09 571 4444 Tile Warehouse Ltd 09 634 9564

Auckland A.J. Bates Ltd 09 579 4392 Absola 09 571 3330 027 254 9952 Aquaknight 09 832 2214 Artia 09 573 5135 Bella Cassita Ltd 09 302 4072 Bespoke on Khyber Ltd 09 966 2903 Biesse Group NZ Ltd 09 820 0534 Bright Light 09 303 3915 Burns & Ferrall Ltd Akld 09 633 0900 Cabinet Development 09 827 7836 Carlielle Kitchens 09 238 5222 Caroma NZ Ltd. 09 279 2700 Celia Visser Design Ltd 09 917 1794

Central Joinery Ltd 09 250 2130 Claire Yildiz Design 09 575 6967 Climate 09 256 7879 Colleen Holder Design 09 527 1420 Command Kitchen (Links) Ltd 09 272 3200 Complete Bathrooms Ltd 021 943 104 Criterion Group Ltd 09 274 6039 Cronin Kitchens 09 813 6192 David Corbett CBDNZ 021 715 570 de Bruin-Judge Furniture Ltd 09 443 0296 DecoGlaze NZ Ltd 09 576 9682 Denele Design 0800 336 353 Denise Piper-Smith Design 09 424 7227 Du Bois Design Ltd 021 608 236 Dux Industries 0800 367 389 EENZ Events NZ 09 976 8303 Elite Cabinets 09 298 8388 Essex Cabinetmakers Ltd 09 827 3845 Frances Robinson Design 09 238 5088 Fyfe Kitchens 09 274 7055 Graeme Faire Ltd 09 299 6237 Grandee 1998 09 272 7131 Graphic Glass Auckland 09 271 6005 Greenmount Manufacturing Ltd 09 274 3960 Hardware 2000 09 629 2779 Heritage - Commercial 09 270 8790 Heritage Tiles Ellerslie 09 579 4200 Heritage Tiles Henderson 09 270 7996 Heritage Tiles Parnell 09 270 8796 Heritage Tiles Takapuna 09 270 7995 Heritage Tiles Whangaporoa 09 424 1214 Home Ideas Centre Auckland 09 303 4755 Inc Glass 09 274 4111 Italian Stone Ltd 09 827 8633 Jag Kitchens 09 271 3131

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Kerikeri Cabinets 09 407 1000 Kitchen Architecture Ltd 09 444 6383 Kitchen Dynamics 09 235 0252 Kitchen Expo/Partners 09 625 3500 Kitchen House Albany 09 415 0277 Kitchen House Henderson 09 838 0196 Kitchen House Mt Wellington 09 527 0084 Kitchen House Support Centre 09 573 5567 Kitchen King Ltd 09 426 7456 Kitchen Link Ltd 09 476 7464 Kitchen Studio Akld Eastern Subs 09 274 5201 Kitchen Studio Akld New Lynn 09 827 8190 Kitchen Studio Akld North Shore 09 443 3264 Kitchen Studio Counties Manukau 09 299 3144 Kitchen Studio Greenlane 09 579 1243 Kitchen Studio West Auckland 09 624 5011 Kitchens By Design 09 379 3084 Kohler NZ Ltd 09 9801 6800 Linda Eyre-Smith 09 478 3816 Lindholm Design Ltd 09 407 3037 Mal Corboy Design Ltd 09 521 7167 Mastercraft (Pukekohe) 09 239 2226 Mastercraft (Kumeu) 09 412 2350 Mastercraft (Mt Wellington) 09 527 0103 Mastercraft (Whangarei) Kitchen Trendz 09 438 3037 Mastercraft Services (NZ) Ltd 09 236 0808 Matisse (Akld) 09 359 9169 McGregor Cabinetmakers Ltd 09 634 0080 Mirotone NZ Ltd 09 272 2730 Moda (NZ) Ltd 09 835 2221 My Kitchen Ltd 0800 695 482 Nelson Pine Industries 0800 800 438

Newhome/Eastdragon Enterprises Ltd 09 276 7276 NZ Hardware Enterprises 09 837 0886 Parbury FHS 09 274 1188 Parklane Kitchens & Interiors Ltd 09 425 9095 Parmco Sales Ltd 09 573 5678 Peter Hay Kitchens 09 573 0221 PPG Industries (NZ) Ltd 09 573 1620 Primepanels NZ Ltd Akld 09 271 3526 PSP Stonecraft Ltd 09 442 5922 Robertson Agencies 09 270 2740 Shane George Design 09 528 8614 Shannon Pepper Design 021 343 782 Signature Kitchens 09 443 0681 Silestone NZ 09 274 9400 Smith & Warren Ltd 09 422 6959 SpazioCasa - Parnell 09 308 0130 SpazioCasa - Whangarei 09 430 4041 SpazioCasa - Albany 09 451 9800 Stewart Scott Cabinetry Ltd - Auckland 09 262 0608 Stoneology Ltd Suppliers 10mm Eng Stone 0800 394 482 Styleline Kitchens Ltd 09 441 7406 Suzanne Allen Kitchen Design 09 845 5164 Tang Ming Group Ltd 09 272 8252 Templer Interiors 021 288 6248 The Kitchen Boutique Ltd 09 444 6300 The Kitchen Centre 09 837 0201 The Kitchen Place Ltd 09 571 0484 The Laminex Group - Design Studio 09 303 9935 Tile Warehouse Ltd Botony 09 271 0412 Tile Warehouse Ltd Glenfield (Wairau) 09 443 0138 Tile Warehouse Ltd Henderson 09 836 0376 Tile Warehouse Ltd Orakei 09 528 7049 Tile Warehouse Ltd Penrose 09 634 9555

Tile Warehouse Ltd Silverdale 09 421 1083 Tile Warehouse Ltd Whangarei 09 459 6142 Topline Benches 09 273 9373 Universal Magazines 09 521 6009 Victor Molain Design 09 625 3500 Wattyl (NZ) Ltd 09 820 6700 WK Marble & Granite PTY Ltd 09 416 6088

Bay of Plenty Alpha Omega Kitchens 07 571 0017 Autocrat Joinery 07 574 8162 Avenue 15 Limited 07 578 3600 Beaver Kitchens 07 308 7642 Countrylane Kitchens 07 549 3429 Design Consultancy/ Julie Walker 07 549 4534 Farquhar Design Kitchens Ltd 07 573 4170 Glass Art Ltd 07 928 3366 Heirloom Kitchens 07 578 6361 Kitchen House Tauranga 07 577 0423 Kitchen Studio Tauranga 07 927 7777 Kitchens & Cupboards 07 574 8682 KLM Joinery Ltd 07 343 9000 Lee Bros. Joinery Ltd 07 348 0620 Living Kolor 07 573 9128 Mastercraft Thames 07 868 6500 Mastercraft Whitianga 07 866 4111 Mastercraft Taupo 0274 938 168 Mastercraft Tauranga 07 578 9641 Mastercraft / Interior Fittings Ltd (Rotorua) 07 348 1041 Mastercraft Kitchens (Whangamata) 07 865 7947 Placemakers Mt Maunganui 07 575 4009 The Kitchen Business Ltd 07 574 4527 The Kitchen Zone 07 578 0817 The Laminex Group - BOP 07 571 0057

National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NZ) Inc Thorden Glass Ltd 0800 255 452 Tile Warehouse Ltd Rotorua 07 348 5884 Tile Warehouse Ltd Taupo 07 378 1436 Tile Warehouse Ltd Tauranga 07 578 4609 Wilkinson Cabinetry Design Ltd 07 552 4039

Waikato Benchworks Ltd 07 849 5216 Designer Cabinets 1996 Ltd 07 849 3757 Heathcote Appliances 07 839 5443 Hostess Mastercraft Kitchens 07 847 3099 Kitchen House - Waikato 07 849 9930 Kitchen Studio Hamilton 07 847 0582 Kitchen Things Hamilton 07 850 9040 Mastercraft (Otorohanga) 07 873 8083 Montage Kitchens 07 847 9174 Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 07 871 3998 Sandra Grummitt Ltd 07 838 2773 SpazioCasa - Hamilton 07 838 2358 Summit Joinery Ltd 07 895 5011 Westcoast Kitchens & Joinery 07 825 7485

Taranaki Glen Johns Design 06 759 0940 Granite Benchtops Taranaki Ltd 06 759 2125 Jones & Sandford Timber & Hardware 06 759 4399 Kitchen In Ltd 06 753 8006 Kitchen Studio New Plymouth 06 758 8870 Lamiform 2006 Ltd 06 758 2257 Mastercraft (Taranaki) 06 759 8221 One Off Ltd 06 278 4280 Rowson Kitchen & Joinery Ltd 06 769 6886 Vogue Kitchens & Appliances Ltd 06 758 7241

Hawkes Bay Judy Bark CKDNZ 06 877 8449 Kitchen Studio Hastings 06 870 4327 Mackersey Construction 06 876 0256 Mastercraft (Hawkes Bay) 06 843 3880 Quattro Uno 06 877 8603 Rawcraft Kitchens 06 843 9008 Sharp Edge Engineering Ltd 06 842 1073 Steeles Plumbing + Bathroom Ltd 06 876 6692

Central North Island HR Jones & Co Ltd / Kitchen App 06 323 4388 Hughes Joinery 06 952 3581 Kitchen Studio Palmerston North 06 356 4600 Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey 06 355 4646

Wellington /Kapiti /Wairarapa All About kitchens & Bathrooms 04 527 8373 Ann Beales Design 027 645 0785 Apples with Apples Kitchen Design Ltd 0508 APPLES Bathroom Direct - Wtng 04 237 0469 Bramco Granite & Marble Ltd 04 570 0025 Capital Kitchens Ltd 04 232 4135 Customline Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 04 526 9931 Danie Mars Kitchens 04 382 9617 Debra DeLorenzo Design Ltd 04 381 3783 Encompass Group Ltd 04 473 5553 German Kitchens Ltd 04 802 4805 Home Ideas Centre Wellington 04 568 9607 Joinery Effects Ltd 04 569 8997 Kapiti Kitchens & Bathrooms 04 293 1084 Kings Fourth Generation Woodworking Co 06 379 8812

Kitchen House Wellington 04 472 9209 Kitchen Studio Wellington 04 801 9219 Kitchen Studio Wgtn - Porirua 04 238 2168 Limited Editions 04 473 4220 Living Timber 04 567 2577 MB Brown Ltd 06 378 9898 Mother Hubbards Cupboards 04 526 2426 NG Design 04 471 2577 Pauline Stockwell Design 04 380 9580 Prestige Joinery Ltd 06 377 1331 Pridex Kitchens Wellington 04 499 8501 SpazioCasa - Wellington 04 474 0810 Stephanie Kusel Design 04 570 0725 Straight Flush Plumbing Ltd 04 973 5874 The Laminex Group - Wellington 04 568 4200 The Plumbing Store Ltd 04 385 3901 Tile Warehouse Ltd Paraparaumu 04 296 1178 Tile Warehouse Ltd Wellington 04 473 9659 Trethewey Granite & Marble - Wgtn 04 567 5198 Waikanae Kitchen & Joinery 04 902 5442 Wayde Beckman Design 04 234 7508

Top of the South Island Bays Joinery Ltd 03 544 0087 Brightwater Cabinetmakers 03 542 3135 Connie Charlton Design 03 547 5331 Cooper Webley 2006 Ltd 03 547 0010 Divine Design 027 324 7778 Hagley Building Products Blenheim 03 578 4788 Kitchen Studio Nelson 03 546 5035 Motueka Joinery Company 2001 Ltd 03 528 9012 Orange Building Grp Ltd 03 547 9784

Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 03 540 2123 SpazioCasa - Nelson 03 546 7832 The Laminex Group - Nelson 03 548 5671 The Sellers Room 03 547 7144 Waimea West Joinery 03 544 0177

Canterbury Advanced Joinery Ltd 03 348 7700 Artisan Stone Ltd 03 348 0680 Bathroom Direct Christchurch 03 982 3799 Bathroom Express Ltd 03 980 8755 Bathroom Solutions (T/A) Showerwell South Island 03 343 2223 Busch Joinery Ltd 0275 634 537 Detail by Davinia Sutton 03 356 2722 Edge Kitchens 03 384 5060. Edward Gibbon Ltd Christchurch 03 366 7199 Elite Hardware 03 348 0296 GBC South Island Ltd 03 338 4848 Glassforce 03 384 3077 GP Design 03 385 0100 Graphic Glass Canterbury 03 343 1044 Hagley Building Products ChCh 03 338 8235 Hampton & Co Ltd 03 374 3333 Hierarchy Architecture Limited 03 963 8031 Home Ideas Centre Christchurch 03 348 2863 Ingrid Geldof Design 03 377 2557 Interior Space Ltd Nicki Bell 03 366 9493 Joinery Zone Ltd 03 688 8223 Kitchen Studio Christchurch 03 982 5888 Kitchen Things Christchurch 03 366 0053 Kiwi Showers 03 349 2191 Living Kitchens 03 348 0860 Lyall Park Joinery 03 313 9985 Matisse (ChCh) 03 366 0623

Matisse (Queenstown) 03 409 0855 Meyer Design 03 326 7788 MF Turnbull Ltd 03 365 2519 MWF Manufacturing Ltd 03 365 6218 Nichola Blakely Ltd 03 379 9958 Oakleys Plumbing 03 379 4750 Paterson Trading Co Ltd Canterbury 021 504 780 Penny Harty Kitchen Designer 03 3845099 Primepanels NZ Ltd ChCh 03 349 3362 Silverfern Sales (TA H2O TV) 03 33 2225 SpazioCasa Christchurch 03 378 3870 Stewart Scott Cabinetry Ltd - ChCh 03 344 6141 Sydenham Joinery Ltd 03 379 6840 The Laminex Group - ChCh 03 379 8640 Ventech 03 358 4919 Wright Marble Ltd 03 381 4464 Hagley Building Products ChCh 03 338 8235

Southern Dream Doors (NZ) Ltd - Wanaka 03 443 5133 Hagley Building Products Cromwell 03 445 1654 Kitchen Studio Dunedin 03 455 5101 Kitchen Studio Invercargill 03 218 2867 Lloyds Joinery Ltd 03 215 8383 Masterwood Joinery 03 445 0313 Melanie Craig Design 03 203 9339 Oakleys Plumbing Supplies Dunedin 03 466 3604 SpazioCasa Queenstown 03 441 2110 Stewart Construction Ltd 03 455 2057 The Laminex Group - Dunedin 03 466 4401 Wedgerwood Joinery 03 448 8832

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PO Box 1407, Whangarei 0140 Ph 09 438 9358 Fax 09 438 0455 E.

Winner in each category receives a $1,000 product voucher from Makita and a $500 petrol voucher from Joiners Magazine

Highest Score for Workmanship and Skill

Winner receives a $500 travel voucher from Nelson Pine Industries

Best Presented Entry Board

Winner receives a $250 product voucher from ITM

Olympus sander x 2 Contact Ron Hickmott P. 03 313 4754 F. 03 310 7160 E:

Herman Pacific Limited PO Box 35 209, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0753 Ph 09 426 5475 Fax 09 426 7638 E.

People’s Choice

Winner in each category receives sponsored prizes from JITO to the value of $250

Travel, accommodation and Awards Dinner The winners in each category will have their return travel to conference and one night accommodation reimbursed by Nelson Pine Industries Limited and will be their guests at the Awards Dinner 25 June 2011 at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

cutting tool specialists

JSC Timber Ltd

0800 33 22 55

PO Box 285, Kumeu 0841 Ph 09 412 2800 Fax 09 412 7723 E.

For All Your Cutting Tool Requirements

Conference Registration Master Joiners will reimburse the Registration Fee if the apprentice chooses to attend the whole conference.

Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy The Registered Master Joiner member employer of the highest judged contestant in the 4,001-8,000 Hours category receives the Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy for the following year. FOR ENTRY FORMS, RULES & GUIDELINES CONTACT

Moxon (NZ) Limited PO Box 4401 Mt Maunganui Ph 07 575 7681 Fax 07 575 7689 E.


Entry Forms and Project Boards must be with the Master Joiners Executive Officer by Friday 29th April 2011 Enter any project manufactured by your company which has been a minimum of 80% completed entirely by you, the apprentice Corinne Moore, Executive Officer Registered Master Joiners, Phone (06) 844 9954, Fax (06) 844 9956 Mobile 0274 484 232, email or post to 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale, Napier.

thanks to the sponsors

Rosenfeld Kidson Ltd

PO Box 621, Auckland 1140 Ph 09 573 0503 Fax 09 573 0504 E.

Mike French Mob (021) 353 632 Fax (09) 299 6729 E.

Simmonds Lumber (NZ) Ltd PO Box 132 232, Sylvia Park Auckland 1644 Ph 09 573 0280 Fax 09 573 0281 E. peter.hutchinson@

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