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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

December 2012


hidden developments

manufacturing machinery and factory set for purpose

handles to have or not

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hanging doors 14 COVER Winner Residential Architectural Excellence, NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - p20.

If the world of R&D has shrunk during the recent GFC it has been least felt in the world of hinges. We look to several leading hinge manufacturers and suppliers for the latest developments.

Photo courtesy of NZ Wood. See follow up feature on this house in our March 2013 issue.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Rhys Powell welcome new Nelson/Marlborough Master Joiners Association. Dr Buzz 64 Duncan Such ponders why one would remain in the wood business while offering hope for kiwi design. Laminex Group Update 65 Melle de Pater reflects on his first six months with the company and the importance of customer focus. Due Process 68 Geoff Hardy explains the rules around attaining a code of compliance certificate for building work. A view from both sides 69 Tony DeLorenzo discusses fame, flattery and plagiarism when designing kitchens.

award winners 20 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards - the winners in pictures. Followed by words and pictures on the 2012 Best Kitchen at the Master Joiners Awards.

handling doors 24 Some want them some don’t. We look at options that enhance your kitchen whether you like handles or not.

turkey trade 36 Bob Nordgren headed off to Istanbul to attend the latest FSM meeting and took in a double header trade show at the same time. His thoughts from Turkey.

Web Directions 78 Matt Woodward informs on Googles move from PC’s to mobiles.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 13 JITO news - 66

factory settings 44 It all happens easier if you are set up right. JOINERS Magazine seeks advice from those who buy and sell machinery and set up factories.

Trade Directories - 71 Product Focus - 78 Classifieds - 80

GRASS open new showroom in Melbourne ... page 40 JOINERS Magazine December 2012 page 3

from the presidents desk


Nelson/Marlborough While most people will be happy to see the end of another challenging year, there are some positives that have materialised from what has been a difficult 12 months. One of these positives that is significant to the Registered Master Joiners, was the establishment of a new association. The Nelson/Marlborough Joinery Manufacturers Association held their first meeting on the 2nd October in Nelson. Although there had been a small number of direct members from this area, it was pleasing to see a good number of businesses and represented at the meeting that are keen to become members of the Master joiners. The establishment of this new association, in such tough economic times, highlights the growth of the Registered Master Joiners throughout the country and strengthens our reputation as an organisation that provides quality service and products around the whole of New Zealand. With 268 members around the country builders and public are becoming more aware of the advantages of using a Registered Master Joiner for their projects. Another positive in relation to the forming of this of this new association is the 2013 conference will be held in Nelson on 20-22nd June. Preparations for this are going well with venues booked, great activities, speakers and presentations all well into the planning process. All indications point toward another exciting conference with a fantastic mix of opportunities to learn, network and enjoy the Nelson regions hospitality. I encourage everyone to put these dates in their diaries and keep an eye out for the programme and registration information that will be sent to you all.


online presence gets a facelift Häfele’s online ordering and information system begins its metamorphosis into an easy online environment packed with flexibility and functionality. EasyLink will allow you: • to check stock availability in real time • an overview of articles, shipping information, verification, purchase order submission, all in a click of the mouse • available 24/7 • to calculate your retail markup • to save your favourites for easy re-ordering • speedy processing time • order tracking (not only for online orders - even for the ones submitted via telephone) Business partners now have 24/7 access to all the latest catalogues, product availability, up to date pricing and comprehensive orders. A variety of useful functions have been thoughtfully included to make the users experience on e@sylink quick and easy. EasyLink has been planned to improve order security, and provide more planning certainty, additional information, additional perspective and increased efficiency.

Due to launch in January 2013, e@sylink will be the online solution you have been waiting for and will include a comprehensive online tutorial on the Hafele website. Latest product news and information is available at www.hä

I would like to welcome all the new members particularly from the Nelson/ Marlborough area, wish everyone a happy and safe festive season and I look forward to seeing you all in Nelson in 2013. Rhys Powell President Registered Master Joiners


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Lincoln Sentry returns

From The Publisher

Australian specialist hardware supplier Lincoln Sentry recently re entered the New Zealand market with the appointment of Doug Angove as their New Zealand manager. The company is beginning with a select range of products that Doug believes will fit well with the New Zealand market.


t is interesting to note the wide range of product that fall into the category of handle and handle less drawer systems available today. Both are still popular although the push close with no handles has definitely become a fashion item. We have some of the latest on show in this issue along with what is popular in hinges. A trend toward factory wide systems we alluded to in our September issue in the machinery market and which was evident at AWISA 12 is given more air as well in this issue. Looking at the total factory picture for any business has become something more and more common in the drive for efficiency and inevitably, profitability. Awards continue to be a focal point as well with a look at the Best Kitchen from the recent Master Joiner Awards and the recent winners in the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards for 2012. We will feature the Residential Excellence Architecture winner in our March 2013 issue next year. The variety of uses timber can be put to in house construction be it commercial or residential is quite exciting. I hope that in the Christchurch reconstruction that wood is given serious consideration for various rebuilds. I had the opportunity to visit Istanbul, Turkey in October for two major trade shows and the annual meeting of FSM, the organization for trade mags like this one. There is a report in this issue. The signs at the trade shows (which were combined into one) were positive. Attendance figures were well up on the last couple of years. I’m going to be cheeky enough to say this looks like the start of a new economic cycle. Here’s hoping! The number of members of FSM has now risen from 27 to 36. This means more coverage for all these trade shows around the world. Well, another summer is upon us. Michael and I would again like to thank all the suppliers who have supported us and of course you the reader for reading the mag. That’s not forgetting all the columnists we have. They make an invaluable contribution with interesting let alone educational essays in each issue. Thank you. Hope everyone has a great Christmas/ New Year break and Michael and I look forward to catching next year. Bob Nordgren

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Trade publishers of the world unite.

FSM Grows FSM, (International Woodworking & Furniture Supplier Magazine’s Association), of which JOINERS Magazine is a member, had their third annual summit in Istanbul, Turkey in mid October. The Summit was held in conjunction with the combined Wood Processing Machinery and Intermob trade shows organized and run by trade show giants TUYAP at the TUYAP Fair and Convention Centre on the outskirts of Istanbul. The Summit saw the addition of nine new members bringing the total to thirty six. The Summit was the perfect opportunity to not only discuss progress with the organization but also to report on the trade shows in progress. (see page 36 for report). FSM provides for the inter communication between like minded magazines from around the world. The support of organisations like TUYAP enable FSM to report what is going on around the world and to keep their respective audiences well informed. Led ably by FSM President Zeki Yucal (Ekin Publishing Group, Turkey), progress is being made toward creating a world class website which can be shared by members and the public alike. (go to The Summit was addressed by the CEO of TUYAP Serdar Yalgin who gave a brief update on TUYAP and welcomed new members to the organization. It is anticipated that the next meeting of FSM will be held at Ligna in Germany in 2013. 

Winner 3D Kitchen Software draw 2012 Congratulations to Graham Strange of Graham Strange Cabinetmakers in Tauranga, the winner of this years 3d Kitchen Software Draw. Graham is delighted to receive a full design and manufacturing suite plus tuition from Chris Adams and the team at 3d Kitchens and says he is looking forward to using the software in his business. We will catch up with him later next year to report on progress. 

These include: quality German wire ware supplier Vauth Sagel; wardrobe system manufacturer FEG; Kitvac a unique vacuum system suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry’s and a toe kick metal laminate product that Doug believes will be well accepted here. Soon to be added to the list is the Hera range of LED lighting and more products are expected to be added in the coming year. Currently the company is based in Sir William Ave, East Tamaki but Doug reports they will be looking for bigger premises in the New Year. Along with Doug the company employs Glennys Tekare in the office as customer support and Phil Attwell in Tauranga as an Account Executive - both well known and highly experienced in the hardware industry. It is also well represented by six resellers through out the North Island and one in Christchurch. Lincoln Sentry can be contacted on 09 926 8190 or visit their website on www. 

International Conference on Wood Adhesives The International Conference on Wood Adhesives 2013 (held every four years) will be held on Oct 9 – 11, 2013 in Toronto. The conference brings together parties with an interest in wood adhesives: researchers, suppliers and users who represent industry, academia, government and other organizations. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to interact with leaders in the field from all around the world and hear about the latest developments. Session topics include: energy concerns and opportunities for bonded forest products, structure and properties of bonded wood products, impact of regulations and consumer preference in wood products, new wood based bonded products, bio based and novel adhesive systems and resin chemistry, bonding to unconventional substrates, engineered wood products and other applications. 









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Tool Black off to Leipzig After winning a gold medal at the WorldSkills NZ event in Christchurch in July, James Buchanan from Leith Joinery in Dunedin, has been selected as the Joinery representative at the International WorldSkills. The event will be held in Leipzig Germany, in July next year.

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Nick Carajannis has recently been appointed National Sales Manager for Hafele New Zealand. Nick has developed a solid and well defined network within the 8 years he has worked for Hafele New Zealand and has had vast experience in many areas of the furniture hardware industry. Nick’s high pedigree comes from completing his time as a furniture maker in 1994. Then spending 10 years as a cabinetmaker, shop fitter and boat builder in various countries including Australia and England then fortunately, returning to NZ due to a football related accident. Nick started is career at Hafele New Zealand in 2004 utilizing his experience by choosing to sell the products he had been installing for 10 years. Once he survived baptism by fire in Internal Sales, he moved on within Hafele NZ, using his knowledge as an Account m a n a g e r, t h e n e m b r a c i n g the position of Architectural Business manager and then to Business Development Manager where he managed Décor products, namely Infinity for 4 years. After this diverse realm of experience Hafele New Zealand found it fit to offer Nick the position of National Sales Manager where he could share this vast amount of knowledge to benefit our customers. Nick has a healthy network of supporters and is involved with all spheres of the furniture industry from cabinetmakers through to kitchen designers. We wish him a great future in this exciting new role. 

Marco Sigismondi The latest addition to the Gabbett Machinery service team brings a wealth of knowledge on machinery, operating systems and manufacturing processes. Born in Italy, Marco Sigismondi has spent his working life with the SCM group, working his way from an electrical systems designer to being a specialist CNC installer and technician. In 2011, Marco spent time in New Zealand, working with Gabbett Machinery, installing a specialised 18m long CNC machine into a yacht building yard. He enjoyed his time here so much, he decided to emigrate and is now based in the Auckland office of Gabbett Machinery. His factory training and knowledge provide another level of service for all SCM machinery users.

Greg Hamilton Gabbett Machinerys sales team has recently seen the addition of Greg Hamilton to the Auckland office. Wit h over 25 years experience in supplying and specifying capital equipment to the New Zealand market, Greg focusses on business development - helping clients increase both their production levels and reduce manufacturing costs. Having run his own business, Greg understands the importance of working with his clients in an advisory role, rather than purely trying to ‘sell’ a product. This philosophy, combined with his engineering background gives Greg a unique insight and ability to help customers increase their profitability. 

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Green Star buildings deliver greater capital returns New Zealand Green Building Council CEO, Alex Cutler, says today’s release of the first Green Property Investment Index results is a timely and welcome reinforcement of the benefits of its Green Star rating tool. The index highlighted the clear performance benefits across all measures for property owners with Green Star rated buildings. “This type of evidence is backing up what we have seen anecdotally - that Green Star rated assets are outperforming non-rated buildings and challenging the definition of what a prime asset is,” says Ms Cutler. “It is fantastic to see from these results that Green Star certified ratings are de-risking property, making these buildings quality long-term investment propositions that will outperform non-rated assets.”

AWISA 2014 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Following the NSW state government’s announcement that the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour would close for three years from 2014 to 2016 for re-development, AWISA has had to look elsewhere for a venue for AWISA 2014. AWISA runs few other activities in conjunction with the show. Yet the event is well known for having a strong social side to it. Most of the bigger exhibitors hold evening functions for their major clients. Many visitors spend two days at the show so there are always large numbers of people from the woodworking industry looking for things to do in the evening. Add to this the need for a venue that is close as possible to an airport and hotels. For this reason AWISA has looked for a venue, like Darling Harbour in Sydney, that has good numbers of hotels close by, facilities in the same locality for social functions, plus restaurants and bars. “We considered three options in total. While some were excluded because they simply could not accommodate AWISA at the time of the year we want to hold it, the stand out venue from the beginning was the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre,” said Brett Ambrose, chairman of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Ltd. “The AWISA board met at the venue and came away impressed by both the exhibition facilities and the venue’s management. The venue has excellent access by motorway and train from

Brisbane airport, and the venue is serviced by a good range of hotels, some close to the venue with many more just across the river in Brisbane’s CBD. The venue itself offers facilities for evening functions, and Brisbane city and the river offer many other options. In the South Bank riverside precinct there are about 30 cafes, restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk of the venue,” he said. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been operating for 16 years. It can easily accommodate a show of the size of the AWISA exhibition. The centre was even designed by the same architect that designed the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Brett Ambrose concluded by saying: “AWISA has no doubt that the Queensland woodworking industry will get right behind having the exhibition in Brisbane in 2014. But with almost half the show’s visitors coming from interstate and overseas it is important that we continue to attract visitors from other states and from New Zealand. We will be talking to Queensland travel authorities and will be including holiday packages with the show’s promotion to encourage southern and western state visitors to visit the show and have the opportunity to then take a break and see some of Queensland’s well known holiday attractions at a time of the year when New Zealand and other parts of Australia are in the depth of winter.” AWISA 2014 will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6-9 August 2014.

“Green buildings also offer healthier working spaces and long-term operational savings for occupants, resilience against rising energy, water and other climate costs,” she says. There are now 81 Green Star certified projects throughout New Zealand. In the past year 16 commercial buildings have been certified, along with an increasing number of buildings in the education sector achieving certification. For more information on the NZGBC and its initiatives visit 

SICAM 2013 trade fair to take place from Tuesday 15th October to Friday 18th October Following a successful Sicam in 2012 where 540 exhibitors saw over 17,000 visitors from 94 countries the organisers have announced changes for the next event. The results of their own survey showed that a significant majority of exhibitors would prefer to modify the days of the trade fair. So the event will no longer be held from Wednesday to Saturday as SICAM has always been presented to the world of the furniture industry in the past. Participants have now indicated that Tuesday to Friday would be the most suitable days for them to meet their operating needs. Therefore, the Organiser has announced new dates for the 2013 edition of SICAM to be held at Pordenone. The start date will be Tuesday 15th October and Friday 18th October will be the closing day. 

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glaze® The Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Building & Construction addressed the audience.

David Trubridge contemplates his zero waste collection at design denmark.

NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

David Trubridge zero waste

This year’s crop of entries, which went through a two stage selection process to get to the final were really impressive in terms of total numbers who originally entered (some 93 entries, a 300% increase over 2011) and the quality of entry.

Zero waste is the message in a new art project between New Zealand artist David Trubridge and Vipp, the Danish manufacturer of the original Vipp waste bin. Since 1939, the Danish Design company Vipp has encouraged the disposal of waste with their practical pedal bins. The Vipp bin, created by Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen and originally only intended for his wife’s hairdressing salon, has today become an internationally recognized design icon permanently installed at MoMA in New York.

There were a couple of new awards this year with the ones to catch the eye being the Exterior Innovation winner, a novel but simple holiday retreat clad in rough macrocarpa and the stunning winner of the Interior Innovation Award fittingly owned by the Wood family in Devonport, Auckland with its use of demolition Kauri and Cedar and Tahuhu of carved Totara. The ceiling composition simply has to be seen to be believed. Great winner.

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The other interesting entry was the Canterbury Rebuild Innovation winner: Radiata Pine logs that have been ‘cored’ to create a hollow member up to 18 metres in length which are suitable for use in both structural frames and for foundation systems. Got real potential this one. They can for example be quickly pile installed in granular sub soils by means of water jetting through the hollow core and use vibration without the need for pile driving. Held at Auckland’s MOTAT Museum on 9 October, the Awards were a treat to attend amongst the old aircraft. The Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Building & Construction along with Jane Arnott CEO of NZ Wood were the guest speakers. The judges with the challenging task of picking the winners were Pip Cheshire (Cheshire Architects), Duncan Joiner (Chief Architect, Dept of Building & Housing) and Ross Davison (Law Sue Davison, civil engineers). The winner at the end of the day was good ol’ wood in it’s many and varied forms. As in past years we will be featuring the Residential Architectural Excellence winner, a fabulous home at Piha designed by Herbst Architects, in our March 2013 issue. Bob Nordgren

Now, five Vipp items including the classic waste bin are transformed into art objects by David Trubridge using his signature material of bamboo plywood each communicating his philosophy on Zero Waste with their own unique message: ‘Zero Waste’ Vipp Pedal bin: In a better future world there will be no such thing as waste. Everything will be used, as in nature. So rubbish bins can become plant pots, and the lid might be a bird bath. ‘Wasted Words’ Vipp Laundry Bin: A place to put wasted words, wasted energy, wasted opportunity, wasted space, wasted time, wasted life, wasted effort, wasted talent. ‘A Can of Worms’ Vipp pedal bin: A place for all organic waste and a worm farm. Just keep the birds out! ‘No Water, No Waste’ Vipp Toilet Brush: Flushing toilets not only waste water and good nutrients, they then create the even bigger problem of disposing all the polluted water. Clean water can be used to grow a well-fertilised tree. ‘A Light Footprint’ Vipp Pedal Bin: It is not just about waste, though - everything we do has an impact. Gently touch the pedal and a light will come on inside the bin. The ‘Zero-Waste’ art collection was presented at Design Denmark, 12 Maidstone St in Ponsonby, Auckland in October, with the intention of remaining there for a couple of months before being shipped out to Denmark. If you hurry you just might catch it. 

Lars Gestring from Brandt on the left, with Massimo Griggio from Griggio at Jacks recently.

From Biesse - Dylan Staples, Leno Andaloro, Mark Kimber, Ron Smyth, Brydon Gillespie, Nick Furlong.

Jacks’ open house draws international guests

Biesse service watches

Here to celebrate the official launch of Griggio machinery in New Zealand was Massimo Griggio – part of the Griggio family that have run the renowned Italian machinery company since its establishment in 1946.

Biesse Oceania CEO Ron Smyth was recently in Auckland to attend a dinner to celebrate over 10 years of service from two Biesse NZ technicians, Mark Kimber and Brydon Gillespie. In recognition of their service the two were presented with watches.

As well as providing expert advice to customers who came to see some of the new Griggio machinery, Massimo also provided technical and sales training to Jacks staff. “It’s my first visit to New Zealand” he said, “and now that I see Jacks are already successful with our products, I look forward to many more!” With much of the first shipment of Griggio machines now sold, more machines are on their way – notably 2 more of the UNICA saws that caused such a talking point at the Auckland show. Also in town for the show was Lars Gestring from Brandt in Germany – here to unveil the Ambition 1100 Series. Offering industrial-level processing options previously only available on larger machines, the Ambition 1100 provides small growing businesses access to Brandt’s renowned technology and quality at a lower price point. Lars’s visit was also a success, and Jacks’s Sales Manager Simon Hornby was thrilled. “With our stock of 1100 series quickly selling out, and the other destined-for-stock machines sold before they even left the Brandt factory, we’re pleased to have shown that there’s no need to take a punt on unproven or low-cost European edgebanders when you can have an authentic Brandt.”

Bill Carrig from Design Denmark (left) with Jesper Frokaer- Jensen from Woodcare Denmark.

WOCA visit In early November Bill Carrig, New Zealand agent through his business Design Denmark in Auckland, for Woodcare (WOCA) Denmark, welcomed WOCA’s International Sales Director Jesper Frokaer-Jensen to New Zealand for the first time. Jesper ran an afternoon workshop where those interested could find out more about the WOCA product range and learn a few handy tips in how to use various natural wood finishes made by WOCA. Jesper also spoke of the wide range of new ancilliary product available from WOCA. (see page 60 for more information)

Blum building wins architecture award The new Blum head office in Auckland figured in the 2012 Auckland Architecture Awards which were announced in early October at the Viaduct Events Centre. Designed by Williams Architects, the building was described by judges as an “inspiring” office building and showroom matched to modern needs. 

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Hinges From the leather strap of antiquity to its modern multi movement and intricate equivalent, the hinge continues to develop, we look at some of those which dominate the local market today - Sensys from Hettich; Tiomos from Grass; Blumotion from Blum and a newish player in the market, Star Track from Samet.

Sensys the hinge with integrated soft-closing function Hettich’s hinge, Sensys, is the latest generation in hinge technology with integrated dampening. The Sensys hinge has a contemporary look with simple, sleek and harmonious lines that meet customer expectations for outstanding design and quality. The dampening element is integrated invisibly into the hinge – an innovation that meets the highest criteria for convenience and function and creates no need for bulky adaptors.

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Just a light touch and the doors close smoothly and silently. The unique pull-in function closes the door gently and automatically creating a silent closing experience. Sensys hinges also have specially designed cover caps to conceal fixing screws and adaptors to add to that streamlined modern look. Winner of the 2008 red dot Design Award and the 2009 iF Product Design Award – Sensys hinges combine aesthetics and high quality function.

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“With Tiomos we have ushered in an entirely new era of intelligent and highly functional hinge systems. Maximum stability. Variable damping. Stylish design. Tiomos simply offers all you need to meet the growing needs of modern furniture making.” Chairman of the Board Ronald Weber

Tiomos W

ith Tiomos, GRASS has now opened a new chapter in hinge dvelopment which will inspire the furniture makers of the future. Years of research have been dedicated to reconceptualising and developing every detail and function from the bottom up. The result is a very elegant movement system which already meets all the technical and functional requirements of tomorrow. “With Tiomos, we want to give a clear message and bring the functional movement of furniture doors back into focus.” At GRASS, innovation has tradition. "We are always looking for product solutions that are geared to the future," says Markus Herper, who is responsible for product development at the competence centre for hinges, "and with Tiomos we have really managed to transform a vision into reality. The whole damper technology is concealed within the hinge arm.” One of the outstanding features of the new hinge system is the Softclose damper which offers stepwise adjustment and is fully concealed within the hinge arm. The complex inner workings of this high-tech hinge are hidden from view, much like a Swiss clock movement, and cannot fail to impress with their unique damping characteristics. The closing process in each movement phase is smooth and completely without transition. And this is the case from an opening angle of 20°, irrespective of the size and weight of the door. Optimum leverage fminimum gap Another stroke of genius is the new kinematics inside Tiomos. Thanks to physically optimised lever movements, furniture doors are extremely easy to open. In addition, this unique kinematic mechanism makes unprecedented

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hinge for the future alignment possible with minimum gaps. These unique characteristics of the new hinge system are of special benefit to furniture designers because the reduction in gaps and reveals opens up new possibilities in furniture design. Perfect alignment with a simple twist GRASS has divided the fine adjustment options of Tiomos hinges into three movement dimensions. Dimension 1: depth adjustment in the range of +3 to -2 millimetres; it is based on a worm gear principle and is continuous and self-locking. The second dimension is the height adjustment with a range of +/-2.5 millimetres. The 3rd dimension relates to adjustment of the overlay and has a range of +/-2 millimetres, with limit stop. "Genuine innovations focus on the people who will use them. This was our guiding principle when developing Tiomos." The entire application cycle is included in the requirements profile for new product development. That is the hallmark of GRASS products. From industrial production through to the end user of the furniture – Tiomos is top of the class every time. Tiomos offers efficiency: door thicknesses from 14 mm to 26 mm, for example, are covered by just one hinge type. Tiomos offers reliability: the ergonomic clip engages audibly, so installation errors can be avoided. Tiomos offers continuity: the cup depth remains unchanged – therefore GRASS customers can continue to work with the familiar depth of 12.6 millimetres. And Tiomos offers absolute stability. Top-level quality and stability "You can tell the quality of a hinge system by how long a hinge will function without developing a fault and how much it will drop under load," explains Tiomos product

manager Mikko Kubierske. The new hinge system from GRASS achieves exceptionally positive values in tests for durability and dropping under load. In addition, the use of topquality materials and cutting-edge manufacturing methods guarantees the same top product quality that customers are used to from other GRASS products. One range to cover all applications Consistent design solutions are only possible when all kinds of door applications can be covered by a single hinge system. The systematically extended Tiomos range provides perfect movement solutions for virtually every application, from glass, mirror or aluminium frame doors through to doors opening at variable wide angles. With and without damping function. In brief: Tiomos offers the ideal specification to meet the increasing requirements of modern furniture production. "The fact that the Tiomos 160° wideangle hinge can be used for standard wide-angle applications as well as those with zero door protrusion reflects our idea of systematic efficiency and makes this hinge system particularly interesting for manufacturers." A hinge system with character GRASS developers set out to create a product innovation with special functions, variable operating comfort and timeless design as well as its own individual character. And the result is up to the mark. Tiomos is the perfect movement system for contemporary trends in furniture design. The Tiomos hinge is also available in NZ through Hafele (see their ad on page 1 for a special introductory offer).

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n a world of economic downturn, investment in research and development is often the last thing on a company’s agenda. Immediate thoughts often are to make cuts to overheads, whether people or other general expenditure. Blum’s thinking is the exact opposite; they focus on continued expansion and place a great deal of importance on the development of new products and innovative technologies. In fact as the focus grows, so too does the need to expand their facilities. Blum’s Technology centre (where new ideas are realised and developed) is currently being added to, as is the production facility in Dornbirn.

hinge development

Blum’s focus on its strategic orientation with regard to the development of new products and services did not falter in the 2011/2012 financial year, with a reported growth of 8.2% globally. Amongst other developments, the new hinge generation with an integrated dampening mechanism, CLIP top BLUMOTION has helped gain a considerable number of new customers. In fact over the past year, Blum has registered so many Patents with the Austrian Patent office, in 2011 they secured second place in this nation-wide invention ranking, with a total of 40 patents filed.

Whilst it is very difficult to make any clear forecasts given the current political and economic environment. What the financial year brings will depend to a great extent on the decisions taken by European policy-makers. If there are no new severe financial crises, Blum is heading into the new business year with a certain degree of optimism. “We are convinced that with our innovative products and our international market presence we have good prerequisites for making the 2012/2013 business year a positive one.” CEO Gerhard E. Blum.

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introducing Samet NZ A

complete range of drawers and hinges from Turkish-based manufacturer Samet is now available from their newly-established distributor Samet New Zealand Ltd. Based in East Tamaki, Auckland Samet NZ has a dedicated team of sales and customer service staff with decades of combined experience delivering the best quality furniture hardware and fittings to customers throughout New Zealand. Established in 1973, Samet now exports to over 90 countries around the world. Using quality processes which have been approved for the QWAY and IWAY quality systems from Ikea, Samet has secured its position within the top five suppliers of furniture accessories globally. There are currently over 750 Samet employees, including 120 R&D staff, that design, manufacture and deliver over 2400 different products via more than 300 distributors throughout five continents. New Zealand customers will be very impressed with the European style and quality of Samet products. Innovative thinking and nearly 30 years of constant product development will give Samet customers several advantages. For instance the SMARTBOX range of drawers provide impressive value and cost advantages, as well as being delivered as a pre-packed kitset for efficient handling by distributors and manufacturers. 

Samet NZ

Samet Star Track hinges and mounts in openings from -45° to 165°

currently stocks the following Samet products

SAMBOX Single-walled drawer system available in heights from 54-150mm and lengths of 300-550mm. Now available with a soft closing mechanism.

COMING NEXT YEAR Looking ahead to 2013 Samet NZ is working on expanding the existing range to include exciting new products such as: •

SMARTSLIDE Range of wooden drawer runners, full extension with inbuilt soft close technology. Available in lengths from 250-600mm. SMARTBOX Twin-walled soft closing drawer system with a 40kg rating. White décor drawers available in lengths from 270-600mm. Grey décor drawers available in 450mm and 500mm lengths.

• •

Neolift lift-up door solutions with integrated LED lighting Samet LED lighting range including switch, touch and sensor alternatives Integrated soft-closing hinges, designed and manufactured in Turkey

For further information about the Samet range of products or to obtain a catalogue, please contact

Plus a wide range of gallery rails, side panels and full inner drawer systems (InBox) are available as well as Invaria cutlery inserts. STAR TRACK HINGES Wide range of Star Track hinges and mounts in openings from -45° to 165°.

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7H Echelon Place, East Tamaki e: t: 09 273 2681

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NZ Wood Resene Timb  

Residential Architectural Excellence - for the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building. WINNER Under Pohutukawa - Herbst Architects Commercial Architectural Excellence - for the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a commercial, industrial, or public building environment. WINNER Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki - FJMT & Archimedia - Architects in Association

Engineering Excellence - for the innovative use of engineered timber, resulting in a distinctive technical/structural impact on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment. WINNER College of Creative Arts, Massey University - Arrow International, Athfield Architects, Dunning Thornton Consultants and Massey University Wellington

Exterior Innovation - for any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of a structure, be it residential or non-residential which highlights the versatility and flexibility of wood while enhancing the buildings aesthetic. WINNER Hut on Sleds - Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Interior Innovation - for innovative use of wood or a wood panel product as a signature feature, in a predominantly wood building, adding ambience, flair and practicality. WINNER Wood Family Home - Bull + O'Sullivan Architecture

Timber Innovation In Business - most innovative use of timber to solve a business/commercial challenge. WINNER TUMU ITM Building Centre Napier - The University of Auckland - Strata Group Consulting Engineers Ltd - Alexanders Construction

Indigenous Timber Showcase Award - the use of indigenous timber in a manner that best highlights its unique characteristics. WINNER Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki - FJMT & Archimedia - Architects in Association

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Canterbury Rebuild Innovation - most effective use of timber in architectural and engineering terms, as a response to the Canterbury rebuild. WINNER Hollow Timber Rounds - mlb Consulting Engineers Sustainability Award - for entries that show a commitment to sustainability where there is a focus on timber, the carbon footprint, location of supply, energy efficiency etc. WINNER Hauraki Rail Trail Bridges Frame Group

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ber Design Awards 2012


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Master Joiners Awards 2012 Best Kitchen detail & symmetry win the day This year’s Best Kitchen winner comes from Hamilton based Hostess Joinery with a classically detailed kitchen in a country style. This is very much a kitchen that won not only for it’s overall look but the attention to every detail meeting the wishes of the client concerned who really wanted a kitchen with fitments that looked “more like furniture than your regular kitchen”. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Managing Director Peter Clarke about Hostess Joinery and their winning entry. “This kitchen had to match the style of the rest of the home. This meant it needed to be highly detailed with a grand and ornate look.” comments Mr Clarke.

incorporation of a large scullery to the rear of the main kitchen. “The unique shape of the island was designed to match the pattern on the ceiling above which sat central in the kitchen room as indeed it did in many other rooms in the house” Mr Clarke explains.

other in size and location. The overall size of the kitchen area meant the need to create space for storage and all the other desired inclusions. This was neatly solved with the creation of the large scullery with it’s second sink, dishwasher and oven.

Mr Clarke continues “This was challenging because we needed to carry the symmetry of detail found in the rest of the house through to the kitchen. For this reason we had to integrate the modern appliances and features without losing the feel of the very traditional overall theme of the whole house.”

The double integrated fridges had two matching display units on either side which all stood together once again employing the symmetry achieved as with the island benchtop and the ceiling. The benchtop is of special note as it is made from two 30mm layered slabs of Kashmir Gold granite made in exquisite detail by Hamilton based, benchtop fabricating specialists Benchworks.

“The scullery was a welcome addition particularly as to the issue of storage but the large areas involved made it challenging for our design team to keep the balanced and detailed look the client was wanting’ says Mr Clarke.

The first challenge was during the design of the kitchen by two of Hostess Joinery’s specialist design team: to fill the large kitchen space in a way that had a symmetrical feel to it. This was achieved through two structural features. The first was the central island and the second was the

Mr Clarke comments “We have done a number of collaborations with Wayne and his team at Benchworks which have proved to be very successful.” The symmetry doesn’t end there though. The hand made custom plate rack and the detailed integrated rangehood were designed to reflect each

The owner was in fact a long term client of theirs. Custom made is the name of the game for Hostess with all the work for this project being carried out from their 900 square metre factory site.

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Detail was the key reason for this kitchen catching the judge’s eye The kitchen has many hand made elements that reflect some of the visual details throughout the house. A good example are the boxed end panels on the island, beside the fridges and at either end of the main bench which were constructed with mitred, ornate skirting and a custom made circular motif. “The attention to

detail with these design additions were very much influenced by the interior design of the house. The inclusion of the ornate orbels were well received by the owners as was the large cornicing done in a similar style to that of the ceiling coving. Not only was it visually stunning what with the precise mitering of the small returns around the columns, but it also neatly concealed the canopy ducting. All this put together gave the kitchen the desired look of custom furniture and the feeling of identity sought by the owners.” The construction and finish of the kitchen required the use of the best quality products. Appliances such as the dishwashers and fridges were thoughtfully integrated to keep the kitchen on show rather than the utilities. The door profiles were custom designed with the client and made in their Hamilton factory. A hard wearing urethane lacquer was used to give that quality look that was a step above the rest as the client desired. The quality of finish can also be seen in the finish

“Customer is the magic word for us. We offer a full design, manufacture and installation service to our clientele. Winning this award is a great boost and confirms our philosophy of a customer focused approach, providing expert advice and creative thought, really does work.” Peter Clarke

used in both the kitchen and the scullery. Soft closing doors and drawers, internal hardware and additional LED lighting finished off a design that exceeded the client’s expectations and reflects the Hostess team’s commitment from design through manufacture and installation to ensuring that result for the client.

CREDITS Design & Manufacture Hostess Joinery; Benchtop Kitchen & Scullery BenchWorks; Hardware Innotech soft closed runners and Sensys soft close hinges from Hettich; Eriko Antique finish handles; Soft Close Rubbish Bins Tanova; Mondo Corner Unit Hafele; Paint Work supplied by Living Kolor.

The Master Joiners Best Kitchen Award was sponsored by Arborline

A word about Hostess Joinery A member of Master Joiners and the NKBA, Hostess Joinery was established in 1922 as a joinery and shopfitting business and was originally called Smith & Clarke. The brand ‘Hostess’ was created back in 1965 when the business decided to focus on the kitchen manufacturing sector. The current owners took over in late 2004 and moved to their present location in Sunshine Ave in 2008. With some 20 employees based in Hamilton and another 5 in their newly established Mt Maunganui branch, Hostess manufactures kitchens along with shopfitting, joinery and cabinetmaking.

Ph. 07 847 3099

We are thrilled to have been able to support Peter, Karen and the team at Hostess Joinery in fabricating these granite tops for their award winning kitchen. We fabricate for our clients, tops in laminate, up to 9 engineered stone varieties, granite and acrylics, across the Auckland, Waikato, BOP, Coromandel, Taranaki & Hawkes Bay regions.

We are keen to hear from you Ph: (07) 849 5216 Fax: (07) 849 3110 E:

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handles ArkiPlus



Phone 09 360 4290

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ProDecor from Hettich Be inspired with Hettich’s stunning ProDecor range of handles. Hettich have done all the hard work for you and designed a range that has been split into four different trends to allow you and the consumer to match a handle to their particular lifestyle and personality. The New Modern collection features handles with clear, defined shapes. They are sleek and structured and come in modern finishes to suit the contemporary home. The Deluxe collection is all about extravagance and opulence. The handles come in different colours and metal combinations to create a sense of luxury. These handles are eye-catching, they stand out and add a touch of class. The Organic collection is for a home that is relaxed and natural. Handles are round, soft to the eye, and come in natural colours to add calm and serenity to a room. The Folk trend contains handles that will suit any traditional or retro home and add absolute style to a country or traditional kitchen or piece of furniture.

For any further information, visit or call 0800 HETTICH.

knobs TITUS push catch

Works with standard concealed hinges & drawers

Depth adjustment ensures reliable closing and consistant performance in cases of inaccurate drilling.

“Safety Click” feature for easy detachment of the mechanism from the mounting plate.

Effortless opening with just a light touch.

the handleless solution

Dress for Success! Whether your cabinetry needs a handle to “make a statement” or to give a “handleless appearance”, the new Black & White Range at Stefano Orlati can offer a solution for both. Square edged, but with a soft curve, it has it all. Available in Matt Black or Designer White. Code: 3130. Sizes available: 128mm, 192mm, 256mm & 416mm.

Phone 09 837 0886

34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland Ph: 09 837 0886 Fax: 09 837 8003 Email:

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when you’re working away in the kitchen and have full, wet or dirty hands, units can be accessed by way of elbow, knee or foot; especially great for areas such as the rubbish bin where often all three of these hindrances occur. Blum

handleless Easys makes it Easy! Hettich’s compact electronic drawer opening system, Easys, is another step forward in design, adding a modern, ergonomic and functional touch to any kitchen, living or dining room. Easys drawers open at the slightest touch or gentle push anywhere on the front, providing the ultimate in convenience when your hands are full. Even when fully loaded, Easys drawers open with gentle ease, using the smooth handling of Hettich’s Quadro runner technology. Combined with Hettich’s famous integrated soft close technology, Easys drawers create unmatched comfort around your home.

For any further information, visit or call 0800 HETTICH.

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Opening drawers and cupboards


he increase in demand for handle-less cabinetry in the kitchen has become particularly prevalent in recent years. Interestingly, the concept of handless kitchens was initially born in the 1960’s. During the 60’s handle-less doors in the home were considered ahead of their time however, due to costly manufacturing procedures they were too expensive to catch on in mass popularity. Recessed aluminium extrusions fixed to the carcass and of course European influences kicked off the trend again about 8 years ago. Carcass fixed extrusions allowed a minimal appearance, horizontal lines and the ability to have a negative detailing effect; these gave cabinets the functionality of a handle, but without the look. One downside however being they take up a lot of valuable carcass space and in some cases made fully integrated dishwashers incompatible or more difficult to fit. Doors and drawers in a Kitchen are opened in total around 80 times a day. The most commonly accessed units being the rubbish bin,

the cutlery drawer and utensil drawer, so why not make these cabinets the easiest to access and operate? There are varying solutions on the market now days to aid in the opening and closing of drawers and make working in the kitchen a more user friendly experience, giving a high degree of convenience and functionality to kitchen cabinets. Electrically aided drawers and lifts for example mean when you’re working away in the kitchen and have full, wet or dirty hands, units can be accessed by way of elbow, knee or foot; especially great for areas such as the rubbish bin where often all three of these hindrances occur. Now achievable is a 100% clear front, meaning cabinet faces are much easier to clean, no manoeuvring around handles, just one flat surface to wipe down, and no issues with carcase fixed profiles taking up crucial space. Some hardware companies even have an integrated unintentional opening function, allowing leaning and better socialisation within the kitchen space. 

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GVP diversify to create value for the trade K

Veneers, Greenlam Laminates and Lignapal pre-finished veneers. These brands are essential to our growth therefore we will be ensuring we place them first in our promotion activities”.

nown for their expertise in the marine, plywood and natural veneers markets Gibson Veneer and Plywood has introduced a number of new products to enhance their channels to market including the trade. No longer is plywood the backbone of their business with new and exciting products coming on stream including pre-finished veneers, engineered stone tops, bamboo decking and light alternatives to solid timer, to name a few. “It was a case of stepping back and looking at what channels to market we service, then understanding what additional value we could add in these sectors” says General Manager –Sales and Market, Wayne Spraggon. We needed to realise that although our traditional products have been very successful for us, we can’t just assume these will always be relevant in the future. This led GVP to look at their product range from a different point of view and to search for products that would add real value to their customers and the public. “In the past we would have looked at something like stone bench tops and thought, they don’t fit our business. However we service the same

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“We believe these brands along with the new products we are taking on will allow us to grow alongside our customers”. Exclusive Partner Brands

New to GVP Lignapal pre finished veneer.

channels with many existing products so it’s a case of building on the relationships we have as well as establishing new opportunities for such products as well.” Despite their appetite to continue to launch new and innovative products GVP has worked to strengthen their existing range by ensuring they have a commitment from their suppliers to support market strategies to grow. “In this regard we’ve engaged suppliers we know have strong brands and are innovative. We have signed exclusive agencies with many leading industry suppliers including New Age

Greenlam - High Pressure Laminates with Safeguard Plus - Anti-Bacterial NAV - New Age Veneers, Natural and Reconstituted Veneers Lignapal - Pre Finished Veneers Naturastone - Engineered Quartz Surfaces Enspire Bamboo – Decking, Plywood, Veneers and 3d Wall Panels Goldcore – Light Weight Marine Plywoods LITEwood – Veneered light weight timber solution For more information contact GVP 09 838 3000 or email

Proform reading the trends and meeting demand I

n the niche world of post forming, Upper Hutt based Proform NZ Ltd has carved out an enviable record since owner Steve Fifield set up the business back in 1988. Based on expert no nonsense advice and reliable service Proform has remained a leading player in postforming technology through the years. In no small part is this due to Proform’s astute reading of market trends and adapting accordingly. The development of the Proform RS42 postforming machine is a good example. “Over the years laminated benchtops had been the most popular but about eight to ten years ago a trend towards granite, marble and more especially engineered stone emerged. This was largely due to lower material cost and the tight radius look that could be easy achieved with stone that became quite fashionable.” Steve comments

To compete with this look the laminate companies started to produce laminate that could be formed around tighter radius like 4mm x 4mm and some bands down to 3mm x 3mm. Proform already had their range of flow through machines that could form these tight radius but not every laminate benchtop manufacturer could justify buying a flow through machine.

of just 3mm. The RS42 can also do splashbacks and dropfronts up to 900mm high and has a coving radius of 8mm. It’s easy to operate with a full colour touch screen and is fully automatic with manual override options.”

The Proform RS42 at AWISA.

Proform decided to developed the RS42, a postformer that could form these new laminates around tight radius but at a slower speed compared to the flow through machines. The RS42 is a take on an older style machine that Proform has enhanced in many ways. The new RS42 post forming machine can produce through a gentle forming method tight rolls in 90 to 180 degrees, D rolls and post formed doors.

The machine has proved to be a winner for those who are already in the Postforming business using laminate to produce benchtops. We had the machine on display at the recent AWISA Show in Sydney and made a couple of sales there and in the months since several more. AWISA was a very good venue for Proform. The RS42 has definitely hit the right note with benchtop manufacturers,” says Steve.

For more information contact Steve Fifield on 04 526 8589, email or visit

“Being a single sided machine it saves space and can form bench tops in lengths up to 4200mm with a profile height of up to 150mm down to 16mm and a minimum forming radius

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So many options extraction systems - waste reduction and removal COLLECTION OPTIONS

Plastic bags.

Wheelie bins.

When it comes to getting waste off your site you may have a heap of waste but also a heap of options. The decision on which way to go has a few factors to consider: 1) How much waste do you produce per week? 2) How much dust do you produce versus off cuts? 3) Your location - how easy or expensive is it to remove your waste and how much do you pay per tonne or cubic meter and on pick up fees. If your pick up fees are high, regardless of the quantity then you may want to consider making sure you fit as much as possible into your collection bin. (see later in the article) Extraction and collection is only part of the solution, Now you have the dust, what to do next? These are some of the collection / containment options.

Waste skips.


Storage bins.

Collection options Plastic bags - These are cheaper to set up but they can be messy. Most of the AIRTIGHT type series filters and a few of the AIRTIGHT Modular NFP filters still use plastic bags and while most operators take care to avoid them, accidents still happen. Of course the beauty of plastic bags is that you can see when they are filling up! Wheelie bins – look good, easy to use, really only suitable for small quantities and while these are a nice solution, they still have to be emptied at some point. It is considerably easier to remove from the collector but it could easily weigh over 40 KG so lifting it becomes another issue. The neatest solution for this is to use a bin lifter and not break your back. Typically these will set you back about $8-10,000. While Wheelie bins can be retrofitted to a lot of collectors it is much better to specify it at the front end of the project so that it fits right. AIRTIGHT have a range of filter outlet mounts that will

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suit most wheel bins and so this is a particularly tidy solution for outside. If required we can supply steel wheelie bins. Waste skips - a very popular method for medium sized users. More and more now they require liners, and if you end up filling them with off cuts, leaving large air voids in the bin, you are paying the pick up fee for not much waste volume. Depending on where you are this pick up fee can represent a reasonable chunk of your total dumping fee. In these situations it may be well worth looking at an off cut shredder or a briquetting machine From AIRTIGHT. Recently we installed one of our AIRTIGHT briquetting machines as part of a new extraction system to reduce their waste removal from sites. The difference is huge. From shaving to briquettes is over 10 times the density This meant the truck movement were down to 10 %. The knock on effect is its given them reduced waste removable fee, but also and less risk of production being help up while bins are being emptied (or worse completely full!) Containers or Tip hook bins - a good solution if you need to empty more than 2-3m3/day of waste. These use a blowline to blow the dust into the receiving container, usually on a closed lopp blowline system. Generally this means you get good loading into the bin and typically these will hold around 25m2 of dust. While the foot print space is increased, it does mean that waste removal is much less of a hassle. Ideally two or more containers, ensure that you never have to stop, and a quick change over to a fresh container on the fly is all that is needed. Storage bins - the ultimate of course. Allows you to run light or heavy dust loads without concern and empty the dust when it suits you. Dearer to set up, these are especially good solutions if you want to be autonomous or occasionally run very heavy loads that would otherwise completely

full you waste collections system before you could get it emptied. How to get more into a space Well, students can do it in minis and AIRTIGHT can do it in bins. You try to stuff as much into the same sized box as possible. Hammer mills - if you are machining solid wood and have nice fluffy shavings, these can be very low density. Using AIRTIGHT hammer mills can very easily increase the density of these shavings by 2-3 times. In turn this means your collection bin is essentially 2-3 times the size, immediately. But it depends what the shavings are being used for next. If they are being used for chicken farms, then the chickens preferred choice of bedding is ‘Au natural’, and so you would not want to hammer them. But if they are going to for example a heatplant, then you may get considerably better comsubusion by hammer milling the shavings first. Offcut Ginders - it doesn’t matter if you have sheet or lumber off cuts, an AIRITGHT shredder will reduce the volume of this in a waste bin. The shredders use relatively low power and can either simply shred to reduce overall size or shred to reduce to a certain final size. It depend what the end use is. If its just to reduce waste removable costs then the larger screens are fine, But if its being used in a briquetting or combustion application then the sizing screen becomes more important to ensure the shredded pieces are small enough to use. If you have sheet off cuts or lumber off cuts one way of reducing these is to install a shredder to grind up the off cuts so you can fit more into your waste bin. AIRTIGHT have several of these running in conjunction with dust extraction system to minimise the waste removal costs. I hope this helps. If not AIRTIGHT can.

Airtight Solutions Ltd

 Dust Extraction Filters Modular construction from 3000m3/hr

 Modular Ducting Strong quick and very reliable

 Extraction Fans Quiet, high efficiency fans in a variety of sizes

 Strong Support Over 200 customers using our systems in NZ and Aust. We have proven long term performance and reliability

An Airtight extraction and briquetting system at Bungalow and Villa.

Dust extraction, dust collection and briquetting - an Airtight Solution.

We guarantee our work, we guarantee our solution and we guarantee our support

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Innovative hidden recycling solution Hideaway Bins Commercial Are you working on a commercial project where rubbish and recycling requires a solution? Why not consider creating a recycling station and incorporating Hideaway Bins to assist with waste separation? Recycling is becoming ever more important within the workplace and Hideaway Bins have the solution! The installation of four 50 litre Hideaway bins side by side is an innovative solution for separating waste and recycling, and better yet the bins slide away out of sight keeping the room clear of clutter. Hideaway Bins are designed with quality materials to ensure the units withstand the challenges posed in a commercial environment. The framework is made from high grade steel for strength which has been powder-coated for durability. We use high quality runners designed to hold upwards of 40kgs and they over extend so the bucket can be easily removed from beneath the bench top. The buckets are made from a food grade polypropylene and come complete with a liner holder designed to hold the bin liner in

Hideaway Bins are designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards the user making the units both ergonomic and functional.

place. All buckets are designed with the Australasian life-style in mind and fit the standard bin liners available from local supermarkets. If space is limited within your design don’t despair, large twin bin solutions are also available with double bin solutions to choose from including twin 15,

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20 & 40 litre buckets. Hideaway Bins are designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards the user making the units both ergonomic and functional. With many distinctive features to select from, there is sure to be a Hideaway Bin to suit your commercial needs.

Hideaway Bins are easily available across New Zealand through our distributors Hettich & Hafele. For more information visit

Lanwood cabinet doors to suit your purpose hether it is the traditional elegance of natural timber or the crisp clean look of a modern kitchen, Lanwood Joinery have roller doors and aluminium framed doors to suit.

door. Rehau Metallicline doors are widely used in the kitchen market as well as commercial applications such as, sterile areas, office furniture, and recently in mobile dental clinics.

Our range of Classic roller doors offer a selection of natural timbers as well as the current ranges of melamine colours, plus doors that you can paint. All doors are custom made to your specific sizes with various options available for handrail styles and finger pulls. Natural timber and paintable doors have a choice of slat profiles.

Our range of roller doors is complimented by our range of aluminium framed doors with a choice of eight different extrusions.


Our range of doors not only covers the traditional kitchen roller doors but we also manufacture double sided servery timber doors for both domestic and commercial applications. We can also supply commercial aluminium doors as well as roller grilles suitable for most interior applications.

Lanwood Joinery are fabricators of Rehau Metallicline tambor doors. These European styled doors offer a modern look for today’s kitchens. We are excited that Rehau will be offering some new products in the future, soon we hope to have the stainless steel look Metallic Line roller

Lega ‘frost’ finish doors are a range of doors suitable for both domestic and commercial uses. The ‘frost’ finish on these doors gives a unique finish not currently available on some other similar products, also available in two different colours Satin Silver Frost and Satin Champagne Frost.

a unique profile that incorporate a handle into the frame. All our aluminium framed doors are custom made and are available either fully assembled or kitset, with hardware mounting holes milled as required.

For more information on roller doors and aluminium doors visit or contact Doug Cobham on 06 357 4757 or email classic@

Scilm aluminium frame doors offer European styling for both domestic and commercial uses. Scilm aluminium frame doors have

SPECIALIST CABINET DOORS For all your roller door and Aluminium framed door requirements for both commercial and domestic use

Classic kitchen roller doors Classic double sided servery doorss Rehau metallicline tambor doors Commercial aluminium roller doors Roller grilles

Lega aluminium framed doors Scilm aluminium framed doors

Lanwood Joinery Ltd, 26 North St, Palmerston North Phone (06) 357 4757 Fax (06) 357 4732 email

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Tauranga Laminates … a company repositioning itself for the 21st century

There have been some exciting new developments at Tauranga Laminates lately. The company, which for thirty years has specialized in th commercial projects and is one of the leading laminating businesses in the Bay of Plenty has repositioned itself in the marketplace. This has products such as acrylic solid surfaces and a new HPL concept set for release early next year. JOINERS Magazine spoke with company dire and other developments at Tauranga Laminates In early 2011 largely due to changing market demands and the arrival of a wide range of new product surfaces, Tauranga Laminates decided to investigate the possibility of branching into new product lines that could be introduced into its current manufacturing capabilities but with a focus on sustainable initiatives and products.

not as expensive as you might expect. This is a top bench material in our view: it is made from high performance acrylic resins and natural minerals, it is a good looking product in a wide range of colours and patterns and is capable of being fabricated into a wide range of designs, is heat resistant and easily repairable.”

“Along with the HPL laminate business, a business we knew well and are known for, we decided to introduce acrylic surfaces such as Hi-macs,TriStone and Corian. They are a welcome addition to the range of product we use in fabricating benchtops” Mr O’Brien says.

“A real feature of this product is it is certified to NSF international standard for safe food preparation.” NSF is an international food safety organization who have conducted extensive product testing and material analysis on a wide range of benchtop products.

“Acrylic solid surface has long been a popular choice for residential and commercial applications but has been a bit too pricey for some home owners. With the continuing evolution of plant mechanization and software technologies, in fact some of these products are

Interestingly, Tauranga Laminates has adopted sustainability as a critical initiative when looking at new products to consider and directions to take. Both high pressure laminate and acrylic surfaces fit this criteria. Another good example of their commitment is the

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adoption as their core substrate for HPL and acrylic manufactured products, a four star, super SLF MDF as standard. “We go further” says Mr O’Brien “ by utilizing GreenStar authorized adhesives in situ and citrus based solvents for cleaning purposes. Along with our own ‘cradle to grave’ product management system (known as E-Trim) and other innovative initiatives in development we can demonstrate our commitment to green and sustainable processes and product. This is a big part of the new direction for the company.” Some eighteen months ago the company employed just three full time staff. With the investment in new mechanization technologies and software upgrades, to help advance the new direction to date it now employs eight full time personnel from administration and design services to the factory staff. Their 2000 square

he fabrication of HPL surfaces for domestic and s seen the introduction of new processes and new ector Rowan O’Brien to find out more about these

metre site is situated in the heart of Tauranga’s Judea industrial hub. “We have experienced steady growth in the last eighteen months and believe our new direction will sustain it’s future as a competitive market provider.”

For more information contact Rowan O’Brien at Tauranga Laminates on 07 578 2615, email at or visit www.

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Turkish trade fairs busy


n this neck of the woods when we think of trade shows relating to joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacture we tend to think of the machinery and architectural shows in Germany and Italy and the USA and more close to home AWISA in Australia but that is just a small part of the number of relevant trade shows that happen all around the world. I recently had the opportunity to visit two trade shows combined on one site in Istanbul, Turkey. For the record they were the 25th International Wood Processing Machinery, Cutting Tools and Hand Tools Fair and Intermob, the 15th International Furniture Components and Accessories, Forestry Products and Wood Technologies Fair organized and run by Tuyap, a big time, Turkey based trade show organizer with an impressive pedigree going back to 1986 in running all sorts of trade shows for all sorts of industries. Visiting these trade shows was also combined with the 3rd official meeting of FSM, an organization of some 36 like minded magazines from 36 countries from all around the world.

These two shows were significant for a couple of reasons: firstly they provided a platform for some 859 companies from 27 countries to show their wares to an audience of over 61,000 visitors (6,900 being foreign) over five days, so it is big. Secondly, the two shows have witnessed a 33% increase in attendances in the last three years from 46,000 in 2010 to some 53,000 in 2011 to 61,000 in 2012. The shows are a major drawcard for those in the Middle East and Europe and all the leading suppliers we see here in New Zealand and Australia are involved through their local branches eg Hafele, Hettich and Blum in architectural hardware and Biesse, Michael Weinig, Homag and SCM in machinery. There are also a myriad of companies you have never heard of but they are big players over there. It was quite humbling really.

On display was a lot of what we have recently seen at AWISA in Australia so technology wise there was little that was new, the difference I thought was the attitude: in the truly hustle bustle of the combined show there was an air of confidence that things were changing for the better. Don’t get me wrong: there is a way to go to get out of this recession but at least we have turned the corner. Sixty one thousand in five days is a lot of people and I saw a lot of affirming handshakes being made on various stands. Another difference I noticed was that no one supplier hogs the joint, space was at a premium with all having about the same space to play with and they were all BUSY with English being just one of several languages used. Central to all of this is the organizer Tuyap. This is a large, very influential trade show organizer and it shows in how the show is put together. The logistics are no different from any other trade show but short of say Ligna and interzum and perhaps IWF in the States, this would have to be one of the really big ones and they do it well from a well constructed purpose built show site just out of Istanbul proper. I think it would be fair to say what happens there should be part of the overall barometer of economic activity around the world. If you want to know more about them go to With regard to the FSM Summit, some nine new countries were admitted raising the existing number from 27 to 36. A sophisticated website is being developed so that not only can all these magazine talk to each other but the general public can have a look as well. The long term aim is the further dissemination of information from different countries so that a wider audience can see what is happening in a global sense. This may well involve both print and electronic media in the future. Bob Nordgren

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Active Plastics A progressive, innovative plastics company that designs outside the bounds of convention Product designed and manufactured here in New Zealand. That is the underlying message with everything owner Bart Engelsman and his team at Active Plastics say and do. As Bart puts it, “I have a vision of making this company the most dynamic precision tool room and plastic processing company in New Zealand through innovative design and effective production.” JOINERS Magazine visited Active Plastics at their head office and factory facility in Te Rapa on the out skirts of Hamilton to find out more. Born in the Caribbean to parents of Dutch descent, Bart arrived in New Zealand in 1963. He has a background in toolmaking and a fascination with anything engineering. Through his early years he made the decision to one day work for himself. “In 1979 I set up a toolmaking and engineering business in my dads’ shed moving it a few years later to my basement at home in Hamilton. In the following years we made all sorts of plastic product including such things as the plastic parts for drench guns and special roller housings for bifold doors.” Bart recalls the business grew and eventually moved to its present 1800 sqm location in Te Rapa in 2001. Back then Active Plastics had some six staff and five machines. There are now fourteen staff with a wide range of up to date machinery to produce technically advanced components.

“Our success lies in getting results, for challenging projects, delivering what the client wants. Experience and design is at the core of what we do. Our tradespeople and designers have the creative and technical abilities that give us the confidence to take on any challenge presented to them with confidence.”

“Our success lies in getting results, for challenging projects, delivering what the client wants. Experience and design is at the core of what we do. Our tradespeople and designers have the creative and technical abilities that give us the confidence to take on any challenge presented to them with confidence.”

The recession in 2008 saw the business look in new directions to increase business. “Going real high tech was an exciting avenue for both me personally and of course Active Plastics” comments Bart.

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One of his favorite clients is Carparking Technology Ltd (CPT). Active Plastics developed a high tech plastic moulding for which they had to buy extra equipment to produce the housings for monitors used to moniter vehicle movement in carparks. “It has been an interesting process to get a plastic product that will operate in extreme climatic conditions. It fits though with what we do best: problem solving.” What about the kitchen and cabinetry market? “We have been making the plastic leg and adjuster assembly units (‘The Steadfast Foot’) used in the kitchen and cabinetmaking industry for some time now. We used to supply through distributors, but now we want to tell people we sell direct.”

It is not just all about people either. Keeping up with the latest in technology has proved vital. “The emergence of computer control in plastic moulding equipment has revolutionized the plastics industry as indeed it has for a wide range of manufacturing industries.” says Bart. “It is all about being on time and delivering quality, the client spends a lot of money, they expect the best. We like to give products an edge that sets it apart from the competition. Combine this with the latest in 3D computer design software and we can produce innovative product to specification quickly and cost effectively. Consistent quality of complex parts is greatly enhanced by quality machinery.”

Active Plastics specialise in designing and producing plastic products for virtually any purpose.

A tour of their factory in Te Rapa is impressive with a well organized array of machinery. “We pride ourselves on being a reliable, on time business, making New Zealand made product. The heart lies with the staff we have here and the company’s success in no small part is attributable to their efforts.”We love what we do and respect our customers wishes.” The Steadfast Foot is one product widely used across the kitchen and cabinetmaking industries.

For more information call Bart Engelsman on 07 849 5947 or visit www.activeplastics.

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Strengthening and expanding internationalisation

The new GRASS showroom in Australia: visitors can now

own showroom for GRASS Australia The GRASS subsidiary covering Australia and New Zealand, which was established in April of 2011, is now all set to provide optimum advice and support for its customers following the recent opening of a 200-square-metre showroom in Richmond, Melbourne. Here, GRASS Australia/New Zealand presents the complete product portfolio of top-grade movement solutions. These include the double-wall drawer systems Nova Pro and DWD XP and the concealed slide system

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Dynapro as well as the Quaturis range of corner cabinet solutions, Kinvaro flap systems, the comprehensive range of Tiomos hinges and, of course, high-end comfort systems such as Tipmatic or Sensomatic. The inauguration of the showroom was celebrated in style with 20 guests from leading distribution partners and also marked the kickoff for the market launch of the unique hinge generation Tiomos which now offers an even wider variety of hinge types.

Experiencing the innovative power of GRASS products live “We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to set up a showroom here in Australia,” says David Maitland, Managing Director of GRASS Australia/New Zealand. “It creates an entirely different atmosphere – a visit to the customer’s cannot produce the same wow effect. The showroom provides the ideal setting for showcasing the innovative power of GRASS products. We are delighted that we

w experience the innovative power of GRASS products live.

are now able to invite customers to visit and be inspired by the movement systems and the impressive world of the GRASS brand.” The showroom is aimed primarily at distributors and designers – but end users are also welcome to arrange a visit to find out more about the technical features of the modern kitchen. “We see the new showroom as an invitation to everyone who is involved with new, upmarket projects that call for the very latest movement technologies,” says Maitland.

Strengthening international subsidiaries The expansion of the Australian subsidiary is in line with the GRASS path towards internationalisation. The company is making it a priority to strengthen its international subsidiaries, who have to be able to operate independently in accordance with corporate policies in their national markets.

Showroom address Grass Australia/New Zealand Pty. Ltd. 4 – 12 Amsterdam Street Richmond Victoria, 3121 Australia. Tel: +613 9421 3048 Email:

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Egmont Air specialise in providing extraction systems sized for the job.

dust extraction performance ... great & small


orses for courses ... Egmont A i r, t h e N e w Z e a l a n d specialists for dust & fume extraction, have solutions for any sized wood-working application. One thing every production orientated worker wants; is premium suction at each machine which allows the factory to perform at maximum capacity, with total extraction of dusts, resulting in a clean, healthy, safe and productive working environment. “Correct sizing is critical” comments Mr Cameron Prestidge from Egmont Air, “that’s why we spend time on-site, evaluating each machine, production rates, dust loadings and many other factors to ensure that a guaranteed solution can be provided for each individual application.

Powerful suction is achieved by using high-efficiency fans and yet still retaining significant power saving with Egmont Airs intuitive ‘Eco-power System’.

correct sizing is critical that’s why we spend time onsite, evaluating each machine, production rates, dust loadings and many other factors The Eco-power system measures the live suction pressure in the duct-line and ramps the fan speed up or down as various machines switch on and off. This allows a perfect match to the suction required at any point in time. “Typically, a small 20% reduction in airflow can save up to 50% in power consumption and were measuring these results regularly on our systems” comments Mr Prestidge. Modular sizing of the extractor units provides noteworthy benefits too, it allows the capability to easily build and

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supply an extraction system for each individual application and more importantly the system can easily be enlarged if production requirements change in the future. Increased productivity is a direct result of utilising the Egmont Air “premium-series” modular extractors which are designed to handle large volumes of waste dust & shavings. Constructed from heavy-duty galvanised panels and features such as automatic filtercleaning, rotary-valve discharge and bin-loading options, provide years of reliability. Automatic filter cleaning is a ‘must have’ function too. Most Egmont Air systems, great & small are fitted with a filter-cleaning mechanism to maintain the filters in optimum working condition. A ‘Post-clean’ sequence also occurs at each shut-down to ensure the filters are ready for next work shift and provides a guarantee for longevity & reliability of the system.

Powerful suction makes all the difference to keeping your factory clean and productive, especially where CNC machinery and speed-sanders are concerned. The Egmont Air “mini-series” of centralised extractors maximises your floor space, gives you central collection of dusts and powerful suction at each machine. Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, plastic, fibreglass, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-theshelf.

For a free catalogue or on-site consultation call now on 0800 781 200

Bostik - stronger bonds, better life W

hen it comes to adhesives, one of the largest in the world is Bostik. The Bostik group formulates, manufactures and markets sealants and adhesives to three key sectors: industry, construction and the consumer. When you look at the stats they are impressive. In 2012 Bostik worldwide has a presence in fifty countries and a turnover of some 1.38 billion Euros. There are about 4700 employees with fifty manufacturing sites, two R&D centres and ten applied research centres. Here in New Zealand Bostik has been a well known supplier of adhesive and sealant products for many years. Interestingly, about 75% of Bostik product used in New Zealand is locally made. The company operates two research centres, one in Auckland and the other in Wellington to keep up with market demands and trends in what is a highly competitive industry. Innovation is both a culture and a priority for Bostik. The company looks to ongoing cooperation with its clientele and suppliers to develop adapted bonding solutions which anticipate their needs. This is achieved through a three way strategic approach: develop

smart, functional adhesive systems, sustainable bonding solutions which contribute to reducing environmental impacts and efficient bonding solutions which increase productivity while reducing energy and material consumption. Innovation is a driving force for Bostik.

It is particularly strong in product used in assembly and joinery and cabinetmaking. Everything from grab adhesives and wood glues to repair product such as contact adhesives, epoxy and MS along with sealants and waterproofing product.

Bostik have a solid range of adhesives and sealants used by the woodworking industry be it in general woodworking, laminated timber, wood panel laminates or furniture.

To learn more simply go to their website at

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manufacturing buy . set up . use One machine or a whole factory, purchasing machinery is something that improves with experience. We gain the benefit of some of that experience over the next few pages, looking at several companies as they introduce nesting, attest to the worth of a sophisticated storage and retrieval system that works while you sleep and see how an expat son of one of our more well known benchtop manufacturers has set up in Aussie ... but first up, a look at what happens once the salesman has driven off.

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after the salesman … W

hen it comes to making a big machine purchase, have you ever wondered what happens after you’ve finally signed on the dotted line? For many joiners, the process of deciding which machine to buy, and from which supplier, has already taken a significant investment of time. Add to that the complications of payment terms, finance, and negotiating a trade-in, and it can feel that finally saying ‘yes’is the end of a long, stressful process. But for machinery suppliers, a signed contract is just another step in the much longer process of getting the machine to NZ, and then up and running in your workshop. Depending on whether you order a popular model, or unusual configuration, delivery time can be anything from a week to 9 months. There are a lot of variables out of a supplier’s hands during that time that can add further delays. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami caused problems for specialist electronic parts on some German-made machines, while shipping events such as the grounding of the Rena, or the Auckland Harbour strikes, only add to the hassle of getting your machine to you on time. Of course getting a machine to your workshop is one thing, but you being ready to receive it is another. New machinery usually means new wiring, new or revised extraction, re-arranging the workshop to fit it in, getting it in position, commissioning, and training. Ensuring these parts of the installation process go smoothly require careful planning by the supplier, and close communications with you about who is required to provide what, and when. To help get a feel for the whole installation process we documented events after Wedgerwood Joinery – based in Alexandra – signed up for a new Ambition 1220 edgebander from German manufacturers Brandt. After owner Blair Harris agreed on specification and payment terms with Jacks, the next step was order confirmation. Jacks Sales Manager Simon checks the terms of the sale against the quotation provided from Brandt, double checks the specification of the machine and then passes the machine spec, costing and Wedgerwood’s site details to the Jacks Customer Service Team. Customer Support Manager Michelle Potgieter oversees this Brandt, and she starts with the purchase order. The Ambition 1220C is in a regular specification so the order process is well known, and confirmation of the order is soon returned from Brandt. With a production schedule in place, Michelle sends her first email to Blair at Wedgerwood, introducing herself and her team, and confirming the order,

payment details of the sale, Jacks’ terms for installation, warranty and the like. She gives details of how the Jacks installation will work, outlining what will be required from the Wedgerwood team to ensure they’re ready to receive the edgebander, and so they will have appropriate staff and materials on hand during installation and training. Having opened a line of communication with the customer, Michelle then turns her attention to shipping. Efficient shipping is key to keeping machinery prices as competitive as possible, and in this case Jacks are making full use of the 20 foot container by including another 1200 series Brandt for stock. Given Wedgerwood’s location in Central Otago, sending the container to Lyttleton for devanning at Jacks’ MAFapproved Christchurch-branch makes the most sense.

Off loading the truck in Alex.

Measuring panel dimensions.

It’s not long before Brandt confirm a shipping date, so Michelle sends her second email to Blair at Wedgerwood with provisional shipping & delivery arrangements, and confirming Jacks’ technician Ian Jackson will be the technician on site. She details of what type of truck the machine will arrive on, and she and Blair agree that Wedgerwood will provide a suitable forklift and pallet trolley to move the machine to its workshop location. Measuring glue settings.

Between this point and the arrival of the Brandt in Alexandra, Michelle is in regular contact with Blair – particularly over ducting, which Jacks are supplying but the team at Wedgerwood are fitting. “Given the workload for the techs” Michelle says, “I’m very careful to try and avoid any surprises for them on site. It’s always worth spending time early on talking to a customer to minimise mistakes that might cause a hold-up during installation” she says. “Given that Ian has other work to do the week he’s down in Central Otago I’m keen to make sure everything about this install is well organised in advance.” On the last day of July, Ian arrives at Wedgerwood to find everything is ready for installation but no machine! While he waits for the truck to clear the snow that’s caused the delay, Ian checks with Wedgerwood Production Manager Jason Lake that materials such as tape and glue for commissioning and training are on site. They also discuss how best to combat the severe cold that Alexandra gets during the winter.The Brandt has a heated shoe that transfers heat to the workpiece directly before the glue application. But with winter temperatures in Alex regularly well below zero, the key to getting a good bond is to prewarm the edgetape too. Jason explains they’ve (continued over page)

Installing ducting.

Jason Lake getting in-depth training.

Staff training.

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after the salesman … organised a heated cupboard to store the tape, and a radiant heater above the tape trolley, so they’re prepared. As the weather warms to just above freezing, it’s not long before the truck arrives and offloading begins. There’s a fair bit of pushing and pulling to get the machine inside the building and around a corner, off its wooden skid and then into position behind Wedgerwood’s Mityboy CNC. Soon a local electrician is connecting up the machine and Ian has started getting the machine level.While work goes on around him connecting the new ducting and extraction spider coming from the Brandt, Ian spends the rest of the day preparing the machine for operation. First he has to remove all the packaging that has kept the machine in pristine condition as it travelled half way around the world. Each workstation (including end saws, corner rounding, top and bottom trimmers and scraper units) is cleaned, checked and tested. Then the second glue tank Wedgerwood ordered with the machine is set up. The rest of the day is spent running test panels, and making the final adjustments that ensure the machine gives the excellent finish Brandt edgebanders are renowned for. Next morning, Ian goes through the maintenance and general use of the machine with Jason, including some of the more advanced machine operation – such as programming, adjustments and fault finding. The next morning it’s staff training. As well as basic machine operation Ian covers the safety features of the machine, and runs over the common mistakes operators tend to make while edgebanding with a hot-melt machine – and a few ways to minimise them. After plenty of questions – and practice – Ian wraps up by running over basic maintenance, care and cleaning. With set up and training complete, all the remains to conclude the installation process is the signing of the Commissioning Certificate, completing the handover of the machine from Jacks to Wedgerwood. As well as signing the final paperwork Blair also discusses details of a preventative maintenance contract to ensure the Brandt is kept in tip-top condition. From the supplier’s point of view, the end of the installation process means the beginning of a long support relationship with the customer, providing on-going service, spare parts, and further training. In Wedgerwood’s case the relationship with Jacks was already established, so as Ian drives away to service another Brandt edgebander on the other side of town, Blair and Jason know that despite the distance their machine has travelled, there’s support just a phone call away. 

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Nesting in aluminium

AscentPro CNC from Jacks

The benefits of CNC nesting are well known, but by no means unique to joinery related industries. As this fabrication company shows, processing ACM is surprisingly similar. [Please note the company name has been withheld by request]. Working in a variety of materials for over 30 years, one of the divisions of this well-established Company works predominantly with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels. With demand for their cladding products growing, Divisional Manager Josh knew that CNC offered the increase in efficiency they required. Visiting a German cladding show earlier this year gave the senior management a feel for machinery options, but it was closer to home that the right opportunity occurred. Visiting Hamilton’s Mystery Creek Field Days, Josh saw a CNC machine operating on W & R Jack’s stand, and he was soon convinced that local sales and back-up would ensure the company’s transition to CNC technology was simple, and well supported. So since early July, they have been the proud owners of a new AscentPro CNC with a bed size of 4 x 2 metres – a size that will cope with most of the ACM sheet sizes available. The company process ACM on their CNC with two tools – a cutter, and a grooving tool. Rather than buy the more expensive automatic tool changing machine, they opted for a CNC with twin spindles – a router in one head and a grooving tool in the other. With this setup the machine can process an ACM sheet without any breaks. Any tool changes needed – for example setting the machine up to skim the MDF bed every so often – are made with a spanner, and take just a few minutes. Before the AscentPro arrived, the company’s processing was by hand. “Previously it would take about 10 minutes to process an average panel” says Josh. “Now that’s around 3 or 4 minutes.”

Such an improvement in efficiency has been achieved by training the existing staff. “Our main guy cutting the panels by hand is now the main CNC operator – and one of the three staff who are working in V-Carve to create the drawings for the machine” says Josh. Faster processing has meant quicker turn around times, and more flexibility. “The CNC has improved our accuracy too” says Josh. “Working manually, a slip when measuring or cutting could easily cause visible errors. A cut that is just 0.5mm out can be noticeable when two panels are installed parallel. Consistently accurate pieces come straight off the CNC. This has meant a reduction in the amount of site work needed too.” For larger jobs Josh draws in AutoCAD, before exporting the files to V-Carve where he adds the appropriate tool paths. The AscentPro CNC is on the company’s network, so the operator can select the appropriate files while he’s at the machine, and run the jobs. Learning the software and CNC operation has been simple, Josh says. “My only previous experience at drawing programmes was using Google’s Sketch Up programme at school. We’ve all picked it up quickly.” Word has spread a about the company’s CNC capacity, and they’ve already undertaken some contract work, including processing plastic culvert covers for a local engineer. Josh explains that they’re not actively chasing new markets yet, particularly while they’re still finding new uses for the CNC in-house. “We’re already busy” he says. “As well as cladding, we run ply for some of our garage doors. Other recent jobs have used polystyrene, perspex, acrylic and corflute.” Jobs are flowing in, production has sped up and the company’s onsite cladding team are busy. Given their competent and enthusiastic adoption of CNC technology, coupled with their excellent reputation,this is a company with a positive future.

AscentPro CNC machines are sold and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks.

SCM is the first choice for Advance Cabinet Works S upplying schools, hospitals and retirement hostels with quality, custom built joinery has been the core business of Advance Cabinet Works for close to 60 years. But with competition and margins tightening, director Darryl Bearzatto realized the importance of updating manufacturing techniques.

“To say the least, it’s been a very busy year for us” say Darryl. “We have moved factory from a premises the company had occupied for about 35 years and we have also changed the way we manufacture entirely.” Based in Australia, Advance Cabinet Works operated out of a factory in the Melbourne inner city suburb of Clifton Hill. The changing demographics and logistical problems created the need to move the factory. Darryl saw the requirement to move as the perfect opportunity to reinvent the business. “We had some quite old machines that needed updating and others that we just don’t use any more. We were aware of the fact that if were to stay competitive we would have to update our systems and manufacturing methods”. Darryl contacted Gabbett Machinery who offered solutions from the SCM Group. “When we first spoke to Gabbett Machinery we were

using two panel saws for all our cutting. We knew there had to be a better way to do this. We went to the Gabbett showroom where they showed us the Morbidelli 3618 nesting cell. The machine loads the sheet into position, does all required routing and drilling and then moves the completed panels onto a motorized conveyor table ready for assembly. The Morbidelli 3618 has totally revolutionized the way we do things. The labor cost is a fraction of what it used to be and the efficiency is something that has to be seen to be believed.”

The Morbidelli 3618 is capable of taking sheets up to 3600mm x 1800mm and can load a full pack on its infeed table. As well as a high volume vacuum system that guarantees hold down of your work, the machine also has a twenty station automatic tool changer, a large 12 horse power electro spindle and twelve independently driven vertical drills to cover all boring requirements. “We realized that there was still a place in our business for a panel saw. We were aware of SCM and their reputation for quality in traditional machines so the SCM panel saw ticked all the boxes in what we were looking for. It has an electronic rip fence which saves us plenty of time. Also, the digital readouts on

the cross cut fence means that mistakes are eliminated. The panel saw also has electronic rise, fall and tilt. This means that we can get greater accuracy on our angled work.” “Of course,” Darryl adds “The need for a quality edgebander goes without saying. We were wrapped with the features and quality of the SCM K500 edgebander. It has a top speed of 16 meters per minute that more than keeps up with the Morbidelli 3618. The SCM K500 edgebander is equipped with a two position setting, so we can move all the working units from the controller simply by calling up a program. We can move from 1mm to 2mm tape with the press of a button. The K500 also has a two motor corner rounder, that gives us more speed and flexibility than a single motor unit.”. Darryl goes on to say “When we started looking at machinery, we realized quickly that we needed the supplier to install, commission, provide training and give great after sales backup. We saw all this as non negotiable because it was critical for us and we were new to a lot of the technology. We are extremely pleased with Gabbett Machinery’s response to our requirements and recommend them highly” 

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price & performance When River Yin set up his kitchen manufacturing company Concept 2012 Ltd in the middle of this year machinery wise they were starting from scratch so price was an important factor, but it was by no means the only factor. JOINERS Magazine spoke to River about the purchase process. The company which produces kitchens for both private and builder clients estimated it would be producing around 300 kitchens in its first year and decided nesting was the way to go. While price was the most important factor River also wanted a reliable brand and assured service when required - he decided this meant European and he researched all the main brands represented here before deciding on Biesse. “Biesse were able to come to the party on all three points and provided invaluable advice on what machines would suit our budget and manufacturing set up,” says River. The company bought a Biesse Klever 1224 GFT as they liked its small footprint, the options of on board drilling which makes the CNC a lot more flexible with faster processing speeds and it also had it own manufacturing software, Biesse Works, so they didn’t need to purchase any third party software.

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“Our staff had had little CNC experience before,” says River, “ but it hasn’t seemed to matter, they have picked up the operation of the Klever very quickly - it is very easy you just push one button to start and another to stop - the most difficult aspect has been transferring the design file to the machine. The whole process is certainly a lot easier and quicker than how we used to do it on the saw.”

The final purchase for River and Concept 12 Ltd was a dimension saw. “As most of our work comes off the Klever we didn’t need anything particularly fancy,” say River, “just a rigid saw that was easy to operate.” That saw was the Biesse Smart 3200mm, with a big 7.5hp motor, power rise and fall, and manual adjustment on all fences, very effective, not expensive.

When it came to the edgebander purchase Biesse were also able to deliver in line with the company’s budget.

Installation was a breeze. “The CNC and edgebander took a couple of days to install and set up and we were running by the end of the week and the saw was simply dropped in place and turned on.”

Biesse representative Mark Tutty explains, “we had a very good second hand Biesse 245 in stock which was in excellent condition and suited their purposes very well. It has corner rounding which was important to them, and of course good local support which is perhaps more important with edgebanders than any other machine. And we were also able to sell it to Concept 2012 at a very competitive price.”

One thing that River has found though is that they are quickly reaching the limits of their current capacity. “We are running the CNC 8-10 hours a day and short of double shifting are probably going to have to look at a second CNC sometime next year. “ And yes it will be a Biesse.

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Felder offers unrivalled performance and reliability


users from small shops to largevolume industrial manufacturers worldwide.

elder Group, with its three brands - Felder, Format-4, and Hammer - is one of the top brands worldwide when it comes to classic woodworking machines. They are woodworking machine specialists for industry, business and hobby use with a focus on tradition, innovation and perfection. And with a comprehensive lineup of more than 100 machine types, they have something for every budget.

and produced by the Felder Group factories in Hall in Tyrol. The resulting high quality machines o ff e r u n s u r p a s s e d , p r o v e n reliability and durability. Built to last, Felder machines use heavyduty cast components, top of the line German and Austrian electrical components and motors, and everything is anodized or powder coated rather than just painted.

A focus on user-friendly and ergonomic design and the enduring commitment to quality remain at the core of the company’s philosophy.

Felder Group machines are a risk-free decision. The company’s woodworking machines are the result of more than 50 years experience in machine construction and metal processing. All machines are 100% developed

Felder has long committed to continuously develop and innovate. R&D, a focus on userfriendly and ergonomic design and the enduring commitment to quality remain at the core of the company’s philosophy.

A high degree of customization and attention to detail enables Felder to provide the perfect solution for each client’s exact needs and Felder Group offers the perfect solution to improve productivity and revenue for all

Performance, precision, versatility, optimum user-friendliness and processing, best describe the performance that you can expect from their quality woodworking machinery. Felder is sold and serviced in New Zealand by Machines R Us.

CNC from Felder Group F

elder quality is legendary and now the company is expanding its comprehensive line-up of top quality woodworking machines to include dedicated CNC machines for panel cutting, drilling and milling in any desired form, all in just one work cycle. Felder Group introduces its new line of Profit H10 CNC machines, which will be available in 4x8, 5x10 and 5x12. The machines will come as a complete package and ready to go with software and everything else you need to start production immediately. The Profit H10 stands apart from the rest with exceptionally dynamic acceleration and faster and more efficient tool changes. And it’s all part of a modular

system that can grow with your operation. The H10 can be expanded with on and offloading, labelling and even automated warehousing for sheets. Featuring a HUD display, the Profit H10 can be used as a 4-axis (5-axis is possible) and excels at classic nesting and for European cabinet doors and raised panels. CNC Cutting • Load panel and start shaping, the Profit H10 works without an operator after loading. No additional manipulation necessary. • Freeform shaping cut: any shape possible. • Minimum material waste thanks to CNC technology. • Highly precise cut edges, shaping cut, format cut, processed

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items are immediately ready to be processed in an edgebander without a premilling unit. CNC Drilling • Material does not need to be transported to CNC or drilling machine. • Significant time saving thanks to a combination of CNC shaping and CNC drilling in just one work cycle. • Workpieces are fitted with bore holes or rows of bore holes before or after the shaping cut. • Processed items are immediately ready for processing in an edgebander. CNC Nesting • Any desired shape can be used. Minimum waste thanks to nesting software.

• Significant time saving thanks to a combination of CNC shaping, CNC drilling and CNC nesting in just one working cycle. • Workpieces are fitted with bore holes or rows of bore holes before or after the shaping cut. • Processed items are immediately ready for processing in an edgebander or edge shaper. CNC Milling • Grid table can be fitted with vacuum pods; CNC milling operations can be carried out just as in standard CNC machines. • Up to 36 tool slots available for CNC milling 

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storage and retrieval system from


hether the customer is a furniture manufacturer, shop fitter, joiner or cabinet maker, they can count on Nikpol to go the extra mile to make sure their order is delivered the next day. The Melbourne-based supplier of cabinet materials and hardware has recently invested in an intelligent storage system from Homag Australia to further improve its customer service and at the same time create a happy work environment for its team. When Nick Nikolakakis and his wife Poly launched their new company in 1978, it was a small business with a unique vision, selling timber kitchen doors as the first supplier in Australia to stock doors in multiple sizes. The innovative approach then was to drastically reduce customers’ delivery times – and this approach has never changed. In 1990 the company pioneered vinyl wrap doors in Australia, once again leading the way in cabinetry door production. The Nikpol name has become synonymous with the best in European design and innovation. What’s their secret?

Bargstedt TLF420 advantages at a glance • No manual handling – OHS benefits • Huge capacity • Tight control of material stock levels • Ease of picking orders • No damage to the product being picked • 24-hour turnaround • 100% increased efficiency • Much reduced floor space requirements for board storage • Reduced manpower levels • Extreme flexibility • Efficient, automatic selection of loose sheets • Automatic off cut management • Simple handling of a high variety of panels

The heart of the system is Bargstedt’s Intellistore software which controls the whole operation.

“Nick’s vision was to have a great quality product that he could push into the market, and he would always ensure that his customers were well looked after,” brand manager Anastasia Parlamentas explains. “Service has always been a priority and we continue to follow that philosophy. He always serviced with a smile and made sure the customer is happy. That’s what we strive for here. As a team we are all well-bonded and have a great atmosphere in our organisation and we can portray that to our customers. We are a happy, well-motivated team.” Nick knew from the beginning that businesses can only survive when its team is able to come together and produce something great. And the best way to create a good, happy and productive team is to have the right environment for this team to be productive in. And productivity is key for Nikpol, who offer a 24-hour turnaround for their customers. If a customer needs a particular board tomorrow, N i k p o l d e l i v e r s t o m o r r o w. Obviously, handling single-board orders or custom orders of mixed products manually can be a tedious task; and it was, Mrs Parlamentas remembers.

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“Before we decided to automate our warehouse, everything was done manually, and we had problems with staff in the warehouse. Our sheets are quite large (2800mm x 2070mm), weighing 60kg, so you can imagine having a manual process in place where someone has to physically go and take a sheet, pack it and send it to the customer the next day puts a lot of pressure on our staff in the warehouse - and we like to have a happy team and a safe work environment.” Safe and efficient handling As a result, Mrs Parlamentas and company directors John and Spiro Nikolakakis decided to look for an automated solution to increase efficiency and to provide a safe work environment which meets and indeed exceeds the OHS standards. As Homag supporters from the beginning, the team installed a Bargstedt TLF420 storage and retrieval system in January 2012, making them the only board distributor in Australia using an intelligent warehousing system to control inventory and prepare custom orders of rainbow packs or loose sheets. The Bargstedt storage and retrieval system handles stock panels in a

fast, fully automatic and extremely precise way, commissions them for delivery and can feed them to a saw or nesting cell; an option Nikpol is currently considering as well. Only one operator is required to control the storage system while the stock is automatically and permanently controlled and updated depending on the requirements. With a length of 42m and a span width of 12m and the universal suction cup traverse developed for the TLF420, the machine speeds up to 120m/min in both directions and is configured for 40 stacks of Egger panels and 20 stacks of Egger 5.6m length benchtop material. Each stack can be up to 2,500mm high so the system has capacity for thousands of panels, each one could be different and unique. The storage control registers the complete material stock and on this basis it calculates the optimal material flow. All material movements are permanently registered in the background and the storage capacity is maximised and optimised through a best flexible allocation and arrangement of panels and storage places. “The machine enables us to pick orders for our customers for one

m Homag guarantees next day delivery variety of coloured panels, which can take up a lot of storage space if the panels are stored in a typical colour racking system.

Intellistore manages, replenishes and optimises stock levels.

or two sheets at a time,” Mrs Parlamentas says. “It picks up a packing sheet, picks up the customer’s order, puts another packing sheet on top, stacks it right up, and when our warehouse people come in, the order is already done for them, all they have to do is strap it, put it on the truck and deliver to our customer.” The automated storage control and handling solution saves Nikpol a lot of time, Mrs Parlamentas emphasises and says that while it used to take around an hour to manually pick up an order and ship the sheet to the customer, it now takes just minutes. Additionally, an intelligent barcode system ensures human errors are eliminated. “We needed to find a solution for the loose sheets we are selling, and we are all happy now, the return on investment is huge!” Moreover, Nikpol has also improved its inventory stocktake, which is important to a business based around coloured board – and trends and customer demands constantly change. The machine software recognises those trends and not only feeds the information back to the operator, but moves board around according to the latest top sellers. If red was not a popular colour anymore for instance, the machine would move the most popular colour on top of the pile to ensure most efficient material handling.

Intelligent software The heart of the system is Bargstedt’s IntelliStore software. This unique but easy to use software controls the whole system and is used to manage stock control and to replenish and optimise the stock levels. The IntelliStore control registers the complete material stock and calculates the optimal material flow according to daily production requirements. Each board type has its own ID number and once this is entered into the system, no manual intervention is required from there on. Orders are transferred from the office directly to the Bargstedt system and it automatically picks the required products in the chosen sequence and feeds them to the warehouse staff at exactly the right time for shipping. “The IntelliStore system is perfect for warehouse and production companies who work under the constraints of variable batch runs using many different board colours,” Homag Australia’s managing director Ross Campbell explains. “All the sorting of board materials to optimise the daily work schedule is performed automatically in a much condensed floor space, and no forklift trucks or operators are required for moving panels around the factory.” At Nikpol, the team is extremely pleased with the space the system saves in the warehouse. The company has to stock a huge

The automated rainbow stacking system enables Nikpol to handle a high variety of panels using minimum storage space. While in a typical colour racking system each colour sheet tends to be segregated, the machine places the sheet where it is most suitable and picks it up when needed. All products are stacked and stored in one zone which is controlled by the robot. Since the need for forklifts is eliminated, the panels are now stored with less than 50mm space between each stack, while a forklift needs around 1.5m of space between the products. “It is amazing how much space is freed up,” Mrs Parlamentas comments. “We can actually introduce new product lines because we have the space available to us.” Lights-out processing IntelliStore can even operate under ‘lights out’ conditions, meaning the system can earn money out of hours. “The really smart thing about IntelliStore is that it drives the machine output, not the operator – significantly increasing productivity and efficiency,” says Mr Campbell. “Running ghost shifts is a tremendous advantage for us,” adds Mrs Parlamentas. “Before we go home at night, we feed the Bargstedt with our order lists and the machine works over night, puts it in a stacking order according to the order list. When we come in the next day, all our orders are picked and ready to be strapped up and be delivered to customers.” “Just in time and a 24-hour turnaround is very important,” she continues. “We are more efficient now to pick orders, and our staff are happy because they are not put under pressure to do things manually - happy staff mean a happy workplace. Obviously, our customers are a big concern for us because we offer a 24-hour

turnaround and we know we can provide that with the Bargstedt. It does every job on time and organises everything, taking the pressure off our warehouse team.” Eliminating waste Furthermore, with the Bargstedt storage system, the search for the right material has an end at Nikpol, and the system’s ability to manage off-cuts has decreased all of the company’s waste, because it retrieves the off-cuts and maintains it in stock. “We eliminate waste and human error,” Mrs Parlamentas says. “The machine doesn’t forget. We also know when we are running low in stock and can re-order in time.” Stored material is memorised with storage position, quantity, characteristics, etc. Every operator and employee who is connected to the company’s network has access to the material database and stock levels. “We are 100% more efficient at the moment!” Mrs Parlamentas laughs. “Everyone is happy, we decreased the workload and eliminated manual handling of the heavy board. It’s also a lot easier now to serve our customers in time.” Nikpol is proud to be a market leader rather than a follower, and if they find an opportunity in the market, they grab it as they have recently done with the sustainable part of the business. “We are committed to managing our business in a responsible manner including environmentally responsible procurement of woodbased products,” Mrs Parlamentas concludes. “However, even if you have the best product in the world, it is no good if you cannot deliver it to your customer. With our Bargstedt storage system we can guarantee 100% customer service and delivery.”

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There are only a few companies in Australia offering acrylic high-gloss door edgebanding, and we wanted to be one of them.

Carving a niche With today’s expanding technology, old school production principles for big batches have become a thing of the past. Companies need to be versatile and flexible to meet the ever growing demands of their customers. Speed, versatility, quality and material waste are critical areas to maximising manufacturing processes. QLD-based Aussie Benches knows this and has invested in hightech machinery, including a new Homag Ambition 2272 edgebander to process high-quality tops and doors. By Barbara Schulz Australian Benchtop Specialists – or better known as Aussie Benches – is a partnership formed by Wayne O’Brien and Craig Smith in 2009. Wayne came with a lifetime of experience in manufacturing in NZ as a son of the family business The O’Brien Group and worked from a very young age in the business. Craig has also been involved in manufacturing of benchtops since he left school. When Wayne moved his young family to Australia back at the start of 2009 looking for manufacturing opportunities in QLD, the two men crossed paths and decided to go into business together. What Aussie Benches have achieved in three short years is testament to a strong partnership with great communication and a passion for manufacturing. “Our business here in Queensland has grown steadily,” Wayne says. “We now have 15 staff and rely on our Homag machines as an integral part of the process to manufacture our products.” Changing market According to Wayne, the stone benchtop dominated Australian market is changing. “We see laminate coming back,” he says. “Stone is very heavy, expensive and very unfriendly from a manufacturing point of view. We see laminate regaining some market share. The laminate market is getting trendy, much more innovative, with so many new colours and textures and designs.” Wayne adds that “there is also the added advantage for our customers that laminate is more profitable to them than stone due to the process.”

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“But we needed a high-end edgebander to get the efficiencies up. As our existing machine at the time was not up to producing the quality required, we needed to look for a solution to do both doors and tops and we also wanted to remove as much of the labour content as we could to make a more competitive product.”

Craig Smith (left) and Wayne O'Brien in front of their Homag edgebander, which will allow Brisbane-based Aussie Benches to compete in the market.

Aussie Benches owns seven Homag machines, a Brandt edgebander two Brandt postformers, a Weeke BHP 200 nesting cell, a Weeke rail and pod machine, a Holzma beam saw and the recently installed Homag Ambition 2272 edgebander with a Ligmatech ZHR05 return system. The system permits one-man operation of single-sided edgebanding and was particularly developed for the requirements for medium-sized enterprises such as Aussie Benches. High-gloss laminate While Wayne and Craig realised that a significant capital investment would be required to compete in the market, they also saw the trend changing towards gloss finishes in tops and doors. “With high-gloss laminates growing in the market we saw an opportunity to complement these evolving trends with high quality doors for our customers,” Wayne says.

“The reason we invested significantly in a high-end edgebander from Homag was so that we now have the machine to offer our customers a quality door especially as the trend of high-gloss is gaining momentum in the marketplace,” Wayne says. “There are only a few companies in Australia offering acrylic high-gloss door edgebanding, and we want to be known as one of them.” The Homag edgebander not only handles high-gloss material with ease, it is also highly productive with less after work and manual labour required – which is a decisive factor when trying to build quality into products and just-in-time delivery is of crucial importance. One thing that stands out on the Homag edgebander is that the machine is built very heavily. Everything is oversize and built to give customers what they expect, which is products that are very very good, Wayne says. With a feed rate of 25m/min for high productivity, the machine is unbelievably fast considering the very small panel gap. The Edition 2272 could easily process 100m of edge tape every 15 minutes when pushed. It also features a profile trimming unit with two automatic 8-slot

tool changers and is highly flexible through its capacity to process all types of edging material. Also included are servo-driven multiprofile scrapers. “That really do add to the end result,” Wayne remarks.

The WERS Scheme

“With the edgebander we can now also support our customers with high quality edgebanding to get a quality product at cost comparative price,” Wayne says.

Along with the updates announced by the Master Joiners at their Annual Conference in Napier regarding NZS4211 and the resurrection of JMF NZ Ltd (see our September issue), there was also a session run by Allan Sage from Metro GlassTech about the Window Energy Ratings Scheme (WERS) programme. The following is an update on this scheme designed to provide definitive information on the thermal performance of windows and doors here in New Zealand.

Minimise manual labour Moreover, Wayne is very pleased with the good cycle times because the industry doesn’t always plan as well as everybody would like. “We needed a machine to give us extremely fast turnaround of orders,” he says and adds “The other reason we went with the Homag edgebander is that everything is done through the screen. The operator doesn’t have to make mechanical adjustments, the computer organises everything, with the result that the operators can concentrate on other things.” The touch screen allows the operator to select all the important functions for fast, reliable production. Program selection, selection of edges and changing the workpiece height are just some of the possibilities afforded by the Homag operating concept. Moreover, the powerControl PC22 control system offers simple operation through a user-friendly menu prompting using the Windows-XP standard and easily understandable plain text messages. Leaders in the field Wayne and Craig like technology and because they want Aussie Benches to be leaders in the field with doors and tops, another decisive factor to buy the Homag edgebander was the ability to retrofit laserTec. A laser edgebander can eliminate the glue pot and mechanical glue application, providing a seamless “zero join” edgeband. Instead of hot glue applicators, a diode laser system directs light beams via oscillating mirrors to melt a reactive layer under the edge tape’s surface. “The result is simply amazing,” Wayne says. Wayne and Craig both admit they don’t see the need for laser edgebanding at this point in time. “We see the stepping stone for us to laser being PUR application.” Asked why they still went with Homag technology, Wayne’s answer is clear: “Because it is German, the machines are engineered to last and they do last.” Craig agrees with Wayne and adds “I didn’t believe it myself until we started looking at edgebanders. I thought the only time you saw edges like we can achieve is every two years at AWISA. We have a great working relationship with Homag. And our new edgebander is testament to this.”

windows & doors will need to be energy efficient

Window Energy Efficiency Ratings Scheme In partnership with the Window Association of New Zealand (WANZ), BRANZ are leading, and jointly funding through the Building Research Levy, a research project to develop a robust methodology and verification procedure which will ensure the consistent and accurate thermal performance rating of new windows and doors in housing. The thermal performance of a window is determined by the performance of the frame, the glazing system and by the size of the window. While most markets (including Australia, Europe and the US) use standard size windows which enable straightforward performance ratings, in New Zealand the situation is more complex as windows tend to be bespoke. By creating a robust and user-friendly methodology to incorporate the three parameters, this project will provide a clear assessment of the thermal performance of each bespoke and standard window in New Zealand. Project Timeline The first stage of the project, which started earlier this year, will provide a robust critique of the existing WERS program. It will describe existing window products, market and energy saving potential if efficient windows are used, and prepare a Product Profile for windows by July 2012. The Product Profile will underpin a Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) to be undertaken by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). This analysis will determine whether labelling windows according to their typical energy performance is a cost effective measure to improve the thermal performance of windows in housing. Assuming the CBA shows a net positive benefit, EECA will support the development and consumer-targeted promotion of a Window Star Rating Program. Outcomes Internationally, whole-of-house thermal performance simulation is becoming the norm for new house construction. In Australia, for example, this approach enables the demonstration of an Alternate Solution to the Building Code rather than following the prescriptive provisions of an Acceptable Solution. It is reasonable to expect that the Building Code requirements for thermal efficiency of new buildings will continue to increase. In New Zealand, the Building Code (NZBC) currently includes a building performance index (BPI), which provides a measure for compliance with the house insulation requirements of Building Code Clause H1, Energy Efficiency. The Annual Loss Factor (ALF – managed by BRANZ) and AccuRate NZ, (managed by EECA) – are two further simulation tools that can be used at the building design stage in New Zealand. This project will help ensure that the actual R-Value and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient values of the windows to be installed in a building can be used; this provides the foundation for windows to be added to the energy labelling programs run by EECA, while ensuring New Zealand’s windows keep pace with international thermal performance. WANZ, BRANZ and EECA believe this highly integrated project will deliver real benefits to designers, regulators, builders and, most importantly, the consumer.

HOMAG is sold and serviced in New Zealand By W & R Jack

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Peter Henry with the new filter he helped build at Te Kauwhata College.

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hen Te Kauwhata College needed a new Technology Room upgrade, Peter Henry turned to New Zealand Duct & Flex to quote for a new Filtration system and associated ducting required for the refit. Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct & Flex visited the school and advised a 3 Module Bag Emptying Filter from Danish manufacturer JKF Industri – Europe’s leading dust and fume extraction supplier. The Filter needed to handle the requirements of numerous woodworking machines, and be cost effective and as easy for the school to maintain as possible. Geoff commented that “One of the problems with existing school dust extraction systems, is they were installed when the amount of machinery in the college was small: saws, a thicknesser maybe and the odd belt sander. Schools now increasingly use electrical machinery as relative costs decrease and the pupils are prepared for a more automated world. The same applies to kitchen manufacturers, joinery companies and similar manufacturers. The level of machinery is increasing especially CNC routers and edge banders and so is the appetite of these machines for efficient dust extraction. In addition, there is an

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increasing trend in schools for the ‘woodworking’ area to be open plan alongside the ‘planning’ area. Just like say the ‘paint’ section in Kitchen manufacturers, they need to be kept dust free. Many organisations are keen to have a new dust extraction system; the big issue of course is cost, especially if your need is driven by the exhaust requirement of recently purchased expensive new machinery. Peter Henry at Te Kauwhata has a good general engineering background with an interest in restoring Second World War fighters and thought “How hard can installing a bit of ducting be”? So, New Zealand Duct & Flex planned the system, delivered it and oversaw the installation of filter, fan and ducting. Peter elected for Te Kauwhata College to supply the labour for the installation of the new ducting, fan and filter themselves but with oversight from Geoff. This saved a sizable chunk of the overall projects cost. “The average school or joinery business has staff who are easily capable of bolting a few panels together, what they need help and advice with, is initial design,

... there is an increasing trend in schools for the ‘woodworking’ area to be open plan alongside the ‘planning’ area. Just like say the ‘paint’ section in kitchen manufacturers, they need to be kept dust free.

The fan from JKF Industri is designed to give a complete solution.

that I breathe filter/fan selection and planning of the ducting runs to give optimal performance at the least cost. “We planned everything, and were there while the filter was built and the ducting installed. It’s a bit like employing an experienced garden designer but doing your own digging and planting!” said Geoff Ebdon. Back at Te Kauwhata College, the three Module Unit shown here went up in a couple of days and the associated ducting took parts of another two, in between other commitments. The school now has a new, much larger filter with far greater suction to improve the

... dust free and at reasonable cost

Tech Room environment. Antistatic filter bags were selected to reduce sawdust retention in the bag material and increase long term performance. The unit was twinned with a JKF Industri material handling fan – from the same Danish manufacturer - to match the filter performance. “Much of the existing ducting was our company’s product from about 20 years ago and still in good condition explained Geoff. So it was simply extended and improved with an additional duct run to a new sanding room and the remaining duct connections to machinery improved.

“It isn’t hard,” stated Peter, “it was simply a process of connecting up the straights, bends and branch pieces to the plan we had. Things like 7.5 and 15 degree bends available immediately from stock got us round a couple of difficult bends and the whole system now look and works so much better. We had new sanding tables made by a local company to my design and these have been connected into the main system. This will reduce the dust caused by the student’s use of hand held power sanders.”

and everything comes from the same Scandinavian manufacturer, ducting, fans, filter, the lot ... it’s like an industrial version of Ikea said Geoff. This installation will be ready for the new school year in 2013 and Peter is delighted that if he needs to change anything it will be very simple to do. “I can always get any extra bits I need by picking up the phone.” For more in formation on how to improve your ‘extraction’ at an affordable cost call Free phone 0508 69 38 28

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WOCA means business NZ distributor design denmark brings technical expert to New Zealand


wood keeps its natural ambience and beautiful appearance. The natural way takes a little bit more effort but the advantage is that the lifetime of the wood is radically extended.” says Jesper.

t was with some pleasure that Bill Carrig, owner of design denmark and New Zealand agent for Woodcare (WOCA) Denmark introduced their International Sales Director Jesper FrokaerJensen at a hands on seminar held in early November for a number of WOCA Denmark product users both commercial and residential.

Over the space of some three hours Jesper marched the audience through the use of WOCA Denmark natural floor oils, the maintenance regime and the benefits of using natural penetrating oils and adding useful tips along the way.

philosophy: wood is not supposed to be surface finished but should be strengthened and protected from inside.

The process of maintenance through buffing wood floors using both oil or paste should be at least once a year or more frequently in high use areas. Maintenance is key to the WOCA Denmark

The ‘natural’ way involves maintaining and rejuvenating the wood with natural penetrating oil that hardens deep inside the wood. “This gives the wood new life and energy. Well maintained

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Bill Carrig adds “We offer a lot of advice about the use of our product both in person, in brochure form and online (www.wocadenmark. com). Having Jesper come here to New Zealand has been a long time coming but demonstrates the serious intent of Woodcare Denmark in serving the New Zealand market.” All the WOCA products are tested in independent laboratories and receive international certification including the Institute of Biological Building Materials in Germany (IBR).

For further information including brochures, call Bill Carrig on 0800 DENMARK (0800 3366275) or visit their showroom at 12 Maidstone St, Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Matthew English of Danske Mobler receives congratulations from the Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, at the October Forest and Wood Industry Training Awards.

Danske Mobler’s large team of graduates in level two competitive manufacturing.

Furniture maker enjoys two awards

training culture

Furniture manufacturer, Danske Mobler, received double recognition at the Forest Industry (FITEC) annual training awards in Rotorua in September. The company received the award for Training Company of the Year in Furniture, and Matthew English, a furniture craftsman at the company’s Auckland factory, was awarded Trainee of the Year - Furniture.

at Danske Mobler


anske Mobler’s managing director, Allan Winter, said the company’s furniture manufacturing plant has become a different place in recent months. He attributes the many positive changes to the team of 60 manufacturing staff who have all recently completed level two training in competitive manufacturing. “Their workflow has improved and an extremely positive attitude is clearly obvious. Also, morale has lifted to another level which is great to see,” says Allan. “We notice everyone is working together in teams and communicating with each other really well. There are good ideas coming forward and overall the productivity is much better.” Greg Stuart, FITEC’s National Training Advisor (Furniture), said Danske Mobler was recognised this year as New Zealand’s best training company at the 2012 FITEC awards for good reason. “Not only has the whole manufacturing team completed certificates, the company also has two cabinetmakers and two upholstery apprentices in training, as well as 15 staff completing level three in competitive manufacturing.”

From left: Greg Stuart (FITEC), Kevin Lowe (Danske Mobler’s Training Co-ordinator), Allan Winter (Managing Director)

Matthew English, who crafted his winning dining table at Danske Mobler, also won FITEC’s Furniture Trainee of the Year. “The company has taken on an ethos of improvement through training and they have set a great example of what can be achieved,” said Greg. Greg said he is pleased with the trend of more companies entering into training as a way of improving performance.


Matthew made a domestic table from native Rimu, which can double its seating capacity by turning it, similar to a camera lens cover. The six extension pieces emerge from under the table as it is turned. Matthew is one of four apprentices among more than 100 staff at the Danske Mobler plant in Mt Eden, Auckland. Managing Director, Allan Winter, said the company manufactures about 50 percent of the furniture it sells, which includes about 40 lounge suites every week. He said about 70 percent of staff are now in some type of training compared with about 10 percent the year before. He said the “lean manufacturing” training programme has been applied through FITEC and involves over 60 staff. Ian Boyd, CEO of FITEC, said Danske Mobler is leading the way on an early journey which will see New Zealand furniture design and manufacture attract greater demand in the World. ²

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ne would be forgiven for thinking that there must be an element of madness in everyone who stays in the wood industry. Especially, given the tumult of the last 4 years, with a construction sector at all time lows and an exchange rate giving cheap imports an easy ride. What is it about people in the wood industry? A summary of the sector may go something like this: • Highly competitive with many small competitors and relatively few large players left. • High exchange rate has meant import substitution has driven scale and profit out of the industry. • High percentage of businesses less than 10 staff • The industry overall is undercapitalised. Small businesses with limited resources. • Tw o t y p e s o f s a l e s structures - Manufacturing directly to resellers such as Harvey Norman etc - Direct sales to end users • A tendency to be production rather than marketing focussed.

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• Supply industry dominated by duopoly of Carters and Fletchers (maybe for this reason there tends to be a distrust of suppliers) • Mostly owner operators • Mostly self taught in business, little formal management training • Technology was a late arrival to the wood sector with automated machines only becoming mainstream in the mid 90’s. • Challenging environment combined with government policies has meant a decline in skills training within the industry. With this combination of factors it is probably not surprising that this is a difficult industry to survive in. The high exchange rate, a lack of new blood in the industry and a very depressed construction sector paints a pretty bleak picture with the Christchurch rebuild being the main plank on which hopes of the future seems rest. And yet, out of the gloom a light is shining from an unexpected quarter. It’s not something revolutionary. The Scandinavians have been doing it for years.

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There are some great examples of manufacturing companies who have used clever designs and systems for differentiating their products such as Furnware in Hastings and Formway in Wellington. But there is also a new trend which is coming from outside the manufacturing sector. It is being driven by designers who have no history in the wood industry, but are driven by ideas and vision of opportunities in the marketplace. They are then linking with the skills we have in the manufacturing sector to bring these ideas to reality. As Jamie McLellan of McLellan Jacobs says, “there is a real symbiotic relationship between the designers and the manufacturers which makes it all work”. And this is probably the key point. Without the established wood manufacturing sector in New Zealand, there would likely be no furniture design development. We cannot underestimate the importance of the skills we still hold within the industry. There are a tremendous number of clever people with vast experience built up over many years. The ideology of allowing market forces to shift capital to where it can best be used is fine, but left unfettered, (especially with the exchange rate distortions due to massive money printing by the US and Europe), the shifting landscape can move so fast that the foundation of the industry can be wiped out before it has had time to adapt to the new environment.

That is not to say that we should be looking for the government to provide the solution to the issues in the wood industry (though it would be good if they could accept that not all education has to happen at Universities and commit serious thought and resources to trades and technical training). It is in fact for the industry to realise that the way forward is not “more of the same” but to look at how it can link more closely with design schools and learning institutions to create a greater feed of new ideas and people into what can be a fantastic career opportunity. New Zealand is developing a unique South Pacific style and we are gradually realising the importance of aesthetics and design in our lives. Symbolically, the wonderful new Art Gallery showcases how the arts, architecture, engineering and design are coming together to provide something special. We don’t need to try and copy the Scandinavian style as we can make our own. But we can learn from them how it can create an opportunity to develop the industry. On that note, I bid you all a safe and happy Christmas with family and friends and we will see you in 2013 BUZZ

The Laminex Group


Delivering real value – it’s not about price I have been with The Laminex Group for six months now and as I reflect on that time and what we have achieved, I feel very excited about the future. We have been working on a strategy for developing added value for our customers and the results are really starting to show. We’ve realised that in order to achieve our strategic imperative of being the No.1 supplier of decorative surfaces and panel products in New Zealand, we need to take a partnership approach and give our customers that little bit extra that they can’t get elsewhere in the market. Interestingly, we’ve found that success has come not from dropping our trousers to compete on price, but by developing additional benefits that our customers really appreciate. This includes high quality products, technical and design expertise that comes from being part of a global business, comprehensive warranties, personal service on a local level and the fact that we have longevity in the market place – we’re not here today, gone tomorrow like some of our cheaper competitors. 90% of the volume of our product portfolio is New Zealand manufactured, guaranteeing quality for our customers whilst supporting the local New Zealand economy at the same time. I sincerely hope that our own government has the intent to award contracts for the Christchurch rebuild on the basis of offering best value rather than solely on the basis of price, again to support local business. Sure, some of our competitors can undercut us on price but there are longer term risks that need to be factored in, such as the hassle involved when something goes wrong, product doesn't get delivered on time or when they disappear from the market in a few years time which would seriously impact product warranties. So while it may be tempting in the current market to choose products based on price alone, this is a shortterm fix with potential longer-term repercussions for the market and your business. At The Laminex Group we’re committed to delivering real value for our business partners, not a cheap imitation of it. Melle de Pater General Manager The Laminex Group

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Important message – JITO merge


ollowing on from recent communications with industry, the Board of the Joinery Industry Training Organisation known as JITO has established a strong strategic case to merge with a larger ITO. The Board is working on principals for a merge that will open up opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your ITO.

Whilst JITO on its own performs exceedingly well, the Board has scrutinised benefits for a merge. Being asset rich and cash poor, JITO’s bargaining power must not be underestimated. It is expected that following a merge, a range of benefits and improvements can be made to: • Reduce compliance costs for employers and trainees and apprentices. • Improve the range and quality of essential services to employers, trainees and apprentices. • Provide additional field staff sup-

port for employers, trainees and apprentices. Enable projects and changes to be facilitated which are currently “on hold” due to lack of resources and money.

Although most sectors under JITO are manufacturers, the JITO Board has established that JITO sectors mainly identify with and are most likely to be best placed in the construction sector rather than the manufacturing sector. The JITO Board will negotiate to ensure any merge will achieve the goals as set out above. In the near future industry will be fully consulted and your opinion will count, so please look out for emails, a letter and an internet survey to offer your feedback. Mandatory review of qualifications; carpentry, joinery and allied trades Joinery and other industry working

groups have been busy developing draft New Zealand qualifications, which at the time of writing are out for wider industry consultation. The Joinery Working Group has put together a single joinery qualification at Level 4 with strands to cover cabinetry, exterior joinery, stairs and laminate fabrication. In time, this qualification will replace all current trade level joinery qualifications.

business owners) wishing to gain advanced, supervisory and business management skills. We would like to thank those industry members of the working and strategic groups who are providing their time and expertise in putting together qualifications to cater for your future skill needs. We are still some way off completing the qualifications and unit standards, and you can keep up to date on what’s been happening by visiting either of these two websites; http://mandatoryreview.wordpress. com/latest-info/and http://www.jito.

An entry level qualification has been developed by a Pan Construction Working Group for use by people wanting to enter into one of the construction related trades (including joinery). This qualification will r e p l a c e a l l c u r r e n t j o i n e r y Deb Paul introductory/pre-trade qualifications. Chief Executive JITO An advanced qualification has been put together by another Pan Construction Working Group for use by people in construction related trades (including joiners and

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Getting a code compliance certificate for old building work For most building work you are required to obtain a building consent from the Council. The Council (or “building consent authority”) is the organisation charged with ensuring that every building or structure is safe to occupy and use, and will perform to the minimum standards required by law. They check this in three ways. First, by reviewing the plans and specifications before issuing the building consent, and in many cases insisting on changes. Secondly, by inspecting the project during the course of construction. Thirdly, by issuing a code compliance certificate (“CCC”) on completion of the project. The CCC is supposed to be the final sign-off from the Council that the building work you have just done, complies with the building code. The CCC concept was introduced under the 1991 Building Act, but it never fulfilled its promise, largely because there was no particular incentive for building owners to obtain the CCC, and no effective penalty if they didn’t. That tended to defeat the purpose of having CCCs in the first place, so in the 2004 Building Act the Government tightened up the rules. Now, building owners must apply for a CCC as soon as the project is complete. If they don’t apply within two years of receiving the building consent, the Council must do something about it. However the new rules don’t apply to building projects where the consent was issued before 31 March 2005 (which is when the 2004 Building Act came

into force). There are plenty of buildings built under consents issued under the 1991 Act, that don’t yet have a CCC. That only becomes a problem when the Council puts the heat on you to obtain a CCC, or you want to sell the building, or mortgage it as security for a loan. The standard form agreement for sale & purchase of land contains a warranty by the seller that a CCC has been issued for any work the seller has had done on the property. And banks typically insist on one as a condition of the mortgage. So many owners of older buildings find themselves in the position of asking the Council for a CCC, many years after the building was completed. If that happens, the law is quite clear. The application for the CCC must be processed as if the 1991 Act still applied, and the Council must be satisfied that the building work complies with the building code that was in force at the time that the original building consent was issued. The building code (Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 1992) has not changed significantly since it was first introduced, but in many cases the acceptable solutions have. For example, clauses B2 (durability) and E2 (external moisture) have been there since the code first came out, but drained external wall cavities are now the acceptable solution in many weathertightness cases, when they were not previously. The real problem is that it is very difficult for a Council to check code compliance many years after the building work has been

completed, and it is very easy for them to get it wrong. Faced with this difficulty, and worried about potential liability, many Councils have tried to pass the buck by simply refusing to issue a CCC, without taking any active steps to solve the underlying problem. They have been doing this by suggesting or insisting that the building owner obtain a “determination” on the issue from the Department of Building and Housing (now part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment). The determination procedure is supposed to be a cost-effective means to break deadlocks between the building owner (or a neighbour) and the Council – to be used as a last resort where the parties have exhausted all their arguments and still cannot reach agreement. For a GST-inclusive fee of only $287.50 (for residences) or $575.00 (for other buildings) you can get a prompt, thoroughly-researched, authoritative ruling that is often backed up by experts’ reports and legal opinions. You can see why this process is attractive to Councils. They don’t have to incur the expense of inspecting the building and the risk of making a wrong call. But they have come under strong criticism from the DBH (MBIE) for not being more proactive. The DBH determinations have consistently said that the Council should have sent their experts in to investigate the building work and identify all the defects (ie. non-compliance with the building code in force at the time of the consent), and then issued a notice

to fix. The owner should then put forward a proposal (backed up by professional advice) as to how they propose to rectify the defects. Only if the parties cannot agree on the proposed solutions, should a determination be applied for. The Councils get some sympathy when it comes to clause B2 of the building code (durability), h o w e v e r. A l t h o u g h m o s t components of a building are supposed to last a minimum of 50 years, some (such as cladding) only have a 15 year minimum lifespan, and others (such as gutters and protective coatings) only 5 years. These periods run from the date of issue of the CCC. Where the Council is being asked to issue a CCC some 10 or 15 years after the building was completed, you can understand their reluctance to effectively guarantee the extended durability of components that might already have exceeded their intended life. The solution adopted by the DBH (MBIE) in those cases is to retrospectively modify the original building consent by imposing a condition (pursuant to the Council’s power to modify the building code in appropriate cases) that the durability periods run from completion of the building rather than issue of the CCC. Even though the legality of that may be questionable, it is a pragmatic and common sense outcome. ²

Geoff Hardy has 37 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.

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Take my job – please! Isn’t it great to be published! Free advertising and a chance to show off that the work you are doing is so good they want to showcase it in magazines. There is certainly a feel good factor in seeing one of your designs on the cover of a magazine. YES! I’ve made it. The phone will now start ringing hot as hundreds of new customers fight their way into our appointment book. Actually as I am just the office ‘b***h’ all the feel good factor is second hand and the true credit does need to go to my designer wife/boss. I am allowed to feel happy for her though. However strange things happen when you get published, people look at your work, and more than a few say ‘I could do that’. More on this later. One of the more amusing happenings occurred after one of Debra’s bathroom appeared on the cover of an international magazine. I approached a supplier whose product was featured in the project hoping that at least they might look on us favourably as customers in the future.

all there was little reason to go there anymore. “But you should buy from us!” he exclaimed “Our products are the best. See they even feature our products on the cover of magazines!” He then showed us the cover featuring our bathroom design. “All the top designers use our product.” “Like who?” I asked innocently. “Like.....” there was a pause while he looked up the article and Debra’s name. For once he was at a loss for words, and if you know this gentleman this is no mean feat. The bathroom looked great and it sold a lot of magazines, here and overseas. The phone didn’t ring hot. In fact daily I would check to see if it was connected. We used a poster of the cover at a home show we were at. One punter looked at it and said this is the bathroom she was going to get. I asked if she wanted to talk to the designer and she said “No it’s OK. Another designer is doing it for me.” The phone still sat silently. Then some fan email

Slightly disappointed I went away.

“Hi - I have renovated my bathroom a little while ago now after seeing your article in a Trends magazine. It’s all finished except the mirror. You have this great looking one and it is all I need to complete the bathroom. I was wondering if you would let me know where you got is as the article does not say where it came from.”

4 months later the same owner called upon us with new brochures and samples. “We don’t see you anymore in our showroom,” he said. It was true, there had been a change in the product lines, managers had gone and all in

Would they try this with an architect? “I love that house you did on high street. Can you tell me how you designed the roof truss?” How about an accountant? “You got my friend a tax refund. Can you tell me how?”

I was met with a stony face look that said ‘whatever...’ and then got the full reply. “You know Tony we don’t advertise in the magazine anyway and, magazines like this don’t help sales, and we sell different products now and, who are you?”

A comedian I know is always asked to tell jokes. He asks them what they do and then asks them to do it for free. Lawyer? Write me a will! Real Estate Agent? Sell my house. Surgeon? Take out my appendix. They don’t find this funny, or the irony of not laughing. They say Imitation Is The Best Form of Flattery, well we are flattered. NOT! Having ripped off most of the design this person now wants free help to finish off the project from the designer. But is it just the public that are guilty of doing this? How often have you been presented with a photo of a kitchen and been asked “How much for this?” After all a job is a job and if a client comes in with a list of materials and a look why waste time and money employing a designer? And are designers all saints? A large number of kitchen designers go to Milano every 2 years to ‘see’ what Europe is doing and then incorporate someone else’s ideas into their own creations here. Is this flattery, following trends or straight plagiarism? Or is it even really a bad thing.

The truth is, there is a value on the design and someone has paid for it. To now give away what someone has paid for not only devalues what they bought, it devalues us. New Zealand designers are some of the best in the world. Our kitchen designs are innovative, practical and they look great. We are so good a New Zealand design company has been asked to present a talk on New Zealand design at the 2013 KBIS show in New Orleans, hopefully cheered on by Lynn of Elite Kitchens and Cabinets. (Thanks Lynn! We hope to see you in the audience when we are speaking). But if the public don’t start appreciating that design is not easy or free, it will be the death knell for New Zealand design. In my case I think I will ask the original client if it is OK to give away advice they paid for. Then I will check with the designer, before selling this person a mirror with only a slight margin on it. Tony DeLorenzo Former NKBA president and now International Speaker

I am reading a book called ‘Steal like an Artist’ by Austin Kleon. The premise is that 99% of all new ideas are actually old ideas slightly modified. I love the way in the book a large portion is actually other writer’s quotes. At least Ashton is taking his own advice. So should I get upset when someone uses one of our designs? I am sure it is not exactly the same. (As at today the mirror won’t be the same!) Also it sounds like this person is someone who would never pay for design anyway so have we really lost a client?

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master joiners AUCKLAND Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, Fax 09 270 9607, contact David Heather. 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. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, Fax 09 442 2422, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors 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, 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. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, Fax 09 297 7152, contact Nigel Hanley. 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 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. 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.

Fineline Joinery Limited Unit 6B, 64 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 836 2212, contacts Chris Lipp / Richard Schaefer. 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.

GBC Granite Benchtop Company Ltd Unit 10, 1 Fraser Road, Panmure, Auckland 1741, Ph 09 527 2110, Fax 09 527 4110, contact Paul Van der Linden.

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.

Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, fax 09 579 4264, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph/Fax 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, Fax 09 279 8988, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown.

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

KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Philip Tapp.

Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 fax 09 444 4498, contact Rob Pickup. 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. Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, Fax 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. 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. Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 441 7289, Fax 09 441 7296, contact Roydon Woodcock. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. 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.

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Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, Fax 09 818 5870, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. 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.

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 Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, fax 07 847 4857, contact Paul Tottie. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, Fax 07 572 4317, contact Barry Ririnui. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, fax 07 849 6657, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, Fax 07 856 4775, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, fax 07 378 1036, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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.

Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 19-21 State Highway 16, Westgate, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, fax 09 620 5964, contact Stuart Penny.

Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email

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.

2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, Fax 07 886 7662, contacts Duane & Philip Cox.

Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email sue@huntlyjoinery. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton.

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

King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, Fax 07 847 3004, contact Mark Davies. 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 Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mastercraft Services (NZ) Ltd 30 Glasgow Street, Tauranga 3110, Ph 07 578 9641, Fax 07 578 1557, contact Kevin Belz. 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. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, Fax 07 870 4153, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. 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 Gary Baker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Sean Wood. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, Fax 06 354 0077, contact Patrick Lau,

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, fax 07 827 6329 contact Brian Courtney.

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.

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. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph/Fax 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, Fax 06 354 6649, email tjoinery@ 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.

Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, Fax 06 344 5042. NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, Fax 06 323 3723, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renwick Joinery Palm. North Ltd PO Box 4297, Palmerston North. Ph 06 356 3945, John Renwick. 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 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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 Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, fax 06 754 4725, contact Ken Parsons. NZS4211 Affiliated. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, fax 06 757 8172. Kieran MacLeod. 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. Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, Fax 06 755 4013, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, Fax 06 759 8209, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, Fax 06 753 9098, contact Wayne Lovegrove. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph/Fax 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

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 Steve Duck.

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

HAWKES BAY POVERTY BAY Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email:

Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, fax 06 278 8092, contact contact Mark Dombroski

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, P. North. Ph 06 354 8170, Fax 0800 254 754, contact Lindsay Petterson.

Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph/Fax 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky.

M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 221 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice.

Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker.

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson.

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

Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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.

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Classic Kitchens (1977) Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Larry McKenna. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, Fax 06 843 5953, contact Craig Russell.

Cutting Edge Joinery Ltd 3 Sissons Road, Pakowhai, Napier, Ph 06 870 3689, Fax 06 870 3690, contact Duncan Glover. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Kent Morse. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. 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. 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. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, Fax 06 868 4240, contact Dale Summerfield. 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.

WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll. 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 David Goldsack. 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 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. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, Fax 04 567 2588, contact Horst Mundt. 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. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, Fax 04 297 2363, contact Tony Thomson. 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.

TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, Fax 04 566 0656, contact Theren Sugrue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Benchtops Plus More 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, Fax 03 961 0707, contact Mike Davidson.

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

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

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated. Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, Fax 03 548 0712, contact Kelvin Atkinson 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 John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. 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.


Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, Fax 03 354 8301, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact David Street. G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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 Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Josie Gray 28 Carlsen Street, Burwood, Christchurch Ph 03 387 0676

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.

Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper.

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

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers.

Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb.NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, Fax 04 473 6360, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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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.joinery@, contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Adrienne Wood. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, Fax 03 377 3509, contact Chris Moore.

Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Mark White Joinery 108c Shortland Street, Aranui, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 8570, Fax 03 382 8571, contacts Mark White, Graeme Rountree.

Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, Fax 03 488 2615, contact Graeme Emmerson.

Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. 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. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, Fax 03 348 7951, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, Fax 03 920 1020, contact Shane Boyd. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens. 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.

Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, Fax 03 688 2726, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, Fax 03 688 8225, contact Warren Atwill. 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. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, fax 03 689 7907, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, Fax 03 437 1337, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph/Fax 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph/Fax 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn 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.

Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd Unit 2, 68 David Street, Forbury, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst. 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 Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, fax 03 455 6978, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, Fax 03 443 1891, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, fax 03 448 8289, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph/Fax 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel. Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, fax 03 477 9790, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, Fax 03 489 1514, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mojo Modern Joinery Ltd 2 Wolter Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0128, contact Craig Harrison. 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. Otago Benchtop Specialists Ltd 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, Fax 03 477 5556, contact Peter O’Brien. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, Fax 03 442 7595, contact Kevin Harradine.

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Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805

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

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, Fax 03 343 5241, contact James McKeown

A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. 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.

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.

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

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

Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, Fax 03 442 3207, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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


The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, Fax 03 319 5574, contact Fraser Syme.

Gabbett Machinery Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand Hideaway Bins

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers.

Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, Fax 03 441 4945, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY AUCKLAND The Auckland market continues to remain tight and competitive. Sectors of the market are strong, mainly for more specialised products where there is less competition. Retail sales are down, less homes are available for sale (but those that are selling are making record high prices). Solid wood joiners seem to have been less affected by the tight market, but cabinetmakers and kitchen manufacturers are facing tough competition and lower prices. – Matt Woodward CANTERBURY Finally the work appears to have arrived for the majority of us in Canterbury! With healthy workloads now and forward work building, I think it’s safe to say we have reached the end of the tunnel and the rebuild has now started. This will hopefully continue strongly for at least a few years now, and of course as it kicks in leading up to Xmas, so many resources are stretched and some suppliers have been forced to close off now for pre Xmas orders. One of the good things is the extra hours and overtime the staff can now do which will help them leading up to Xmas, so they can have that extra cash to enjoy that which they have missed over the last few years. There are now a couple of major subdivisions with houses appearing on them with some more big subdivisions due to kick in early next year, so the signs are all good. Like I touched on in my last report, staff will be a big issue It is very hard to find staff at present and will become even harder to find them and keep them. One of the reasons behind this is due to the high hourly rate people are now getting as labourers, painters etc, within other trades in the construction sector and you don’t need to be qualified! This will force us to increase our wages and in turn increase margins. You will need to look after your staff if you want to keep them and turn it into a workplace they want to work in.

Membership is continuing to grow with at least 41 Full members and 17 Associate members and a handful of other applications to consider at the present time. Bad debts are surprisingly low but care still must be taken, especially with the influx of new builders into Canterbury. If you aren’t sure about someone, ring a fellow joiner to see if they can shed some light on the person in question. To finish up, remember “there are no fences only hurdles”. - Nathan Moore CENTRAL On my travels around our region I have seen workshops with enough work to warrant overtime and others very up and down. There seems to be heaps of pricing going on but some people are still deciding whether to go ahead or not. There seems to be no formula why some are busy and others not. Conference once again was a highlight and a great way to catch up with all and see all the fantastic entries in to the awards. My congratulations go to all who entered and those who took awards away. I look forward to Nelson next year and encourage all to go. November the 3rd was our annual day at the races with a few having collects but for the most the TAB was the winner of the day. It was a great day with 80 odd people turning up for the occasion. We are having an evening small bore shooting late November and a Christmas dinner early December. – Craig Fleet Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay The year end has galloped up towards us and the countdown is now on. Where has the year gone? The winter has been steady with most firms having enough work to see them through to now. The supposed warm weather is starting to get people out looking at getting work done and with this, the workload appears to be picking up although it is still a little inconsistent. The feeling around the area is that we may have a good lead up to Christmas and

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hopefully beyond. Staff numbers around the area seem to be stable with not too much movement. Apprentice numbers are low, which is still a major concern for the industry. All going well we will see the levels of apprentices pick up in the coming year. Material supplies through the winter have not caused any major problems with most things being available when required. I am sure that everyone is looking forward to a good break over the Christmas period and we wish you all the best and let’s look at getting into a brilliant New Year. - Rod Triplow

set up as the same size with the same hands on tooling he will be using in Germany. So there is a lot of commitment been put forward to give James every chance of performing well, as some of the other competitors from certain countries spend 3 years only training for this one event.

Otago Things are looking much brighter in the industry than they have for the past year and hopefully this will carry on into the New Year. Most joinery shops are busy. There is plenty of pricing around but it is a very competitive market. In fact the pricing is the tightest it has been for some years especially in the larger tendering market. The larger builders seem to have plenty on and it only appears to be the small builders who are still rather patchy.

We have now broadened our meeting areas, with instead of having all our monthly meetings in Dunedin, we are heading to Invercargill and Cromwell on a 3 monthly roster to try and involve more companies. Even in these areas it’s still the same firms and suppliers who turn up we have exasperated our thoughts in how to involve more joinery members. We had a marvellous turnout for our mid-year dinner in July with members from Southland and Central Otago joining the Dunedin members at Plato’s Restaurant. We have our end of year dinner coming up at’ Fleurs’ at Moeraki on Friday night so that will be a good night for some social interaction. I wish all members ‘A Merry Christmas’ and hopefully a bright start to the New Year. Peter Leith

It is still very hard to source experienced, quality joiners and it’s time for more joinery factories to take on apprentices to relieve this problem in the future. Joinery businesses should be having a roll-on effect when it comes to employing apprentices - more joinery business. Otago has scored a great success in James Buchanan, an apprentice signed up to ‘4 Trades’ and working at Leith Joinery Ltd. He won the ‘World Skills New Zealand for Joinery’ earlier in the year and is off to the ‘World Skills in Germany’ end of June 2012 to represent New Zealand. At present we are trying to raise about $26,000 to cover the costs for James and the Joinery Judge. James has over 400 hours of intense training, outside his working hours, before he goes to increase his skill base, knowledge, accuracy and speed. This is all overseen by the Joinery Judge. He will even be working in an area

Taranaki Here in Taranaki we are lucky with the local economy, as we have oil and gas, and our ever present dairy industry, which in turn helps lessen the economic impact that hits every other region. The energy sector seems to be on a roll at the moment with a huge amount of exploration happening and also work on existing oil and gas fields to extend their production life. Demand from oil companies for support services is therefore high, which in turn helps make the local economy more buoyant with money feeding down through to everyone in the region. Over the last few months there has been quite a few large commercial projects on the go, a new local base hospital, new police station, a twenty room hotel , and various smaller commercial buildings going up, which is all good news. Most local builders still seem to have work, with some fighting

reports from the branch presidents 13 November 2012 it out with the nationwide group housing companies to obtain houses to build. Having said all this, most local joinery businesses have at some time during this year been struggling to have a good steady work flow, with most still reporting the wave like demand for quotes and products. We can only look to the future with optimism and hope that the New Zealand economy slowly but steadily improves. On a sad note we have to acknowledge the passing on of the Ranfurly Shield to the people in the Waikato, may all your cow bells be silent now!! To all our local members and other regions Taranaki Master Joiners wish you all a merry mass and a prosperous new year. - Roger Paul Waikato / Bay of Plenty Two minds would describe my mood for this report for the Waikato Bay of Plenty. Happy to be to see busyness but very wary of what could be around the corner. Many members are reporting solid workloads for the remainder of the year with work being booked into the New Year and as far out as Autumn. These workloads seem to be in both the residential and commercial sectors of our trade. General enquiry appears to be up, indicating consumer interest. They are looking at investing in their homes and commercial projects by looking beyond just cost and now placing emphasis on quality and more items they “want” in their projects. Still, not everyone is busy in my region with some being steady at best or unfortunately some having to shut their doors after many years in the industry.

Potentially this stems somewhat from a debt conscious primary sector though I can’t blame them one bit for acting that way. Recent exchange rate and disease have also had major effects on these export industries and to the detriment of the towns supporting them. What little prosperity there is, gets shared around to essentials rather than luxury, making it hard for any business. Suppliers are reporting steady to buoyant sales currently and stock levels are good, with service lead times being very good though Christmas pressures have come on specialist products. The long term forecast isn’t as cheery but who has a crystal ball to predict the future? Some members have taken on extra staff to handle current and future workloads and we see many advertisements seeking qualified staff nationwide. Whilst some spots can be filled, there is still a shortage in the industry of training to bolster those who have left the industry in harder times and not returned. There are many training schemes currently offered by organisations or government departments to assist employers training additional staff rather than finding that perfectly trained and qualified tradesperson. Local training institutions also have solid programs with some extra courses to be added in our area in the coming year. Socially we have enjoyed a Mid Winter Bowling Bonanza followed by our AGM and Dinner in Hamilton which was enjoyed by all who attended. To all, have a great Christmas and here’s to lucky 2013. - Liam Wackrow

Waitaki All members in our area are currently experiencing busy times in the lead up to Christmas with workloads varying between 3 months and 5 months. Those relying on commercial joinery are still finding it hard to keep busy with the lack of commercial work coming out of Christchurch but are optimistic that there appears to be some movement on that front. Many of our members have either taken on new staff, or intend to be taking on staff or apprentices in the near future. Material supplies are generally good, although some members are finding bench top companies are struggling to keep up with demand and have already closed off for Christmas. Recipient of this year’s Graham Hughes Memorial Outward Bound Scholarship was Braden Milmine (Firman Joinery). Braden has recently completed his Outward Bound course. I commend the JITO and Master Joiners for making this opportunity available to joinery apprentices and would encourage all employers to make their apprentices aware of this great scholarship opportunity which is available to them. Overall, things in the Waitaki region are positive. All members are looking forward to a well-earned break and wish all other associations well for the festive season. - Gary Firman Wellington Here we are at the close of 2012 and this has been an interesting year for our industry in Wellington. Most members have reported reasonably busy workloads leading up to Christmas and some

members are saying that they have up to two months work for after the Christmas break. Many members have said that workloads over the last few months have been very inconsistent, either feast or famine. Quoting is very competitive with most saying that their work is mainly domestic and light commercial. Members are saying that they also have reasonable amounts of work to quote for, but as usual some work does not proceed as prices exceed budgets or estimates given by architects. We are all eagerly awaiting the final release of the manual and profiles for the NZS:4211 compliance project. Our thanks go to the efforts of Ken Monk, Garry McNaughton and all those contributing to the project. I am being asked where this is at, on a regular basis. Material and hardware suppliers do not appear to be a problem at the moment, but the problem of overcooking tanalised pine has been reported by some members. Supplies of cedar etc are good. All members are saying that staff numbers are remaining steady with some members thinking of taking on new apprentices next year, which is positive for the industry. The AWISA show in Sydney was worth visiting, with a reasonable number from Wellington attending. A good variety of products, machinery and services were on display. It has been a difficult year and we hope everybody has a good break and comes back rejuvenated and positive for 2013. – Bruce Scandlyn ²

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Stefano Orlati 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

BBS Timbers Limited

PO Box 1407, Whangarei 0140 Ph 09 438 9358 Fax 09 430 0455 E.

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

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

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

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

During the month of October, Hong Kong City is host to the second largest Lighting Fair in the world. Jim & Marty share their trip. The International fair is visited by literally thousands of people each year, all looking for the next latest and greatest invention or idea to hit the market. And Stefano Orlati always attends, sourcing new and innovative ideas and products that will take designers by surprise. This year was no exception … with “Boys on Tour” (Marty from Christchurch and Jim from Auckland), looking forward to releasing those great and new ideas in the New Year.

JSC Timber Ltd

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

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

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

There are many reasons one attends these fairs and international shows … its not all fun you know! At Stefano Orlati we pride ourselves on being one of NZ’s leading suppliers of hardware. We not only actively source new and innovative products, but try to bring a range that covers all bases i.e. innovation, reliability and easy installation, while profitable and functional.

The tour started off a little rocky, with some precarious weather & transportation to be endured, but there was light at the end of the shaft … tunnel … oohoh!

Here is an example of a kitchen design using Stefano Orlati lighting in an interesting way. Taking the option of using it as a negative detailing and highlighting the “line” of the space has given a modern and crisp look.

Rosenfeld Kidson Ltd

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

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

Secretary Malcolm Scott 3 Long St, Torbay, Auckland 0630 Ph 09 473 0553 E.

Here is one example of the treasures that caught the eyes of our “boys on tour”, but the questions of where and how to mount it may have to be found by asking our clients … any ideas ?! (If so please reply directly to

This product is readily available from Stefano Orlati.

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