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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

December 2016

stairwork construction methods keeping up with demand

automation Peter Hay Kitchens networked manufacturing

handle-less options for those who do and those who don’t


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staircases 14 COVER PHOTO Jet Sequoia a new addition to the 180fx Formica range from Laminex NZ p.22

From carpet grade to sweeping balustrades - stair manufacturing methods tend to depend on volume. We visit those making the occasional staircase as required and those who specialse in producing them all day everyday. Amongst them both many award winners.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 8

Liam Wackrow expresses sadness for those affected by the recent quake but is upbeat as we enter the Christmas break with a positive New Year ahead.

Laminex NZ Update 12

New Laminex NZ General Manager Jerome Deperrois finds himself starting his new position amongst a flurry of product launches.

handling panel 23 Moving panel quickly and efficiently through the factory is the new area of cost saving in the panel processing industry. We look at three examples of panel automation introduced into already successful businesses.

Dr Buzz 66

In his last column for the magazine Duncan Such wonders about recent political events and asks is our government doing all it can for its citizens.

Stone Insights 67

Artisan Stone offer practical tips for manufacturers when talking to clients about joins in stone benchtops

handles - less 42 Push-to-open, soft-close - handles are no longer necessary in the kitchen and storage environment. But they still look good and not everybody wants the minimalist look. We check out examples of both options.

Due Process 68

Geoff Hardy discusses the legal world of the subcontractor and their responsibilities up and down the chain to contractors and clients.

NKBA viewpoint 78

Milvia Hannah shares her thoughts on the pace of life and provides a few websites that will assist those involved in the kitchen industry to keep apace.

H&S 87

Cutshop three 56 Contract cutting and clashing can have much appeal to manufacturers with uneven work flows or those not wishing to inject capital into new plant. We look at the latest Cutshop franchise to open in Hamilton.

Kathy Compliance discusses the definition of ‘reasonably practicable’ as it relates to requirements in providing safe environments.

double glazing 62 REGULAR News & Info 4 - 12 BCITO news - 65 Trade Directories - 72

As much as joiners need to upskill to build compliant joinery in terms of NZS4211, they also need to understand what is required for glazing. And double glazing is a different beast from single glazing.

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A familar face at Jacks calls it a day - p.64 JOINERS Magazine December 2016 page 3


From the Publisher

A staircase once again wins the day

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t long last Winter has come and gone leading us into a hot but breezy Summer. When we looked at the immediate past winners of the Supreme Award for the Master Joiners Awards we found that a wooden staircase entry had won four of the last five years with Charles De Lapomarede from Artisan Carpentry winning it in 2014 and again in 2016. There is really no surprise in this though as the skills and craftsmanship involved are regarded as the ultimate in wooden joinery. We have a whisk over these past winners as well as a feature on this year’s winner. Seen closely, they do hold their ground quite nicely. Another interesting feature is a look at handle and handle-less kitchen looks. This is very much an expression of individual taste but there are cases for both points of view. We look at them both in a pictorial way with some interesting examples from each perspective. An increasingly important aspect of the modern manufacturing operation has been the evolution of panel handling technology through the latest in software driven panel handling systems. We have several offerings from leading suppliers looking at this ever important development. What is a new way of doing things today will be passé in twenty years time as this and other technologies lead the way cascading down from the first innovators to the common user leading to higher quality and productivity. Our Christmas issue will also be notable as the last issue for our column Dr Buzz from well known industry personality Duncan Such who has decided to hang up his pen. He has been writing his column for many years now with often interesting insights to the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing scene here in New Zealand and occasionally overseas. We thank him profusely for giving his time to this magazine. He will be much missed. Other items of interest in this issue include the third franchise of Cutshop officially opening in October in Hamilton. The contract cutting concept has taken well and looks good to continue. Another interesting article series is that produced by Daan Oltuis from Tunnicliffes Timber in Edgecumbe. The fourth in a series on painting and looking after timber is in this issue and makes for a good read. Although AWISA has come and gone we have items from several suppliers following up by looking at what they had on show. They make for interesting reading as well. Now we are looking ahead to a great Xmas and New Year. With Donald on the throne 2017 will undoubtedly be a very interesting year! Catch you next year Bob Nordgren

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SICAM draws crowds The eighth edition of SICAM shows its strength in the numbers, demonstrating the growing national and international importance of the Italian show. A great edition of SICAM ended recently in Pordenone Italy. Four days of intense work for operators and visitors from 102 countries, an absolute record for the fair, crowding the halls and bringing a business atmosphere full of strategic planning. With over 7,000 visitors of which 64% were Italian and 36% from the rest of the world the internationality of the trade fair is continuing to grow and is a true ambassador of the "Made in Italy" brand, but above all, it is becoming more and more a top event in the global exhibition calendar for components and accessories for furniture. The 560 exhibiting companies showed a very large range of products: the preview of a great season for new furniture in 2017. The next appointment for SICAM is the 2017 edition, to be held in Pordenone next October 10th to 13th. 

Jacks demo door set-up There was a treat for door manufacturers last month with inhouse demonstrations of Format-4’s latest CNC technology at Jacks in Auckland. The ‘profit H200’ 4 axis cnc was set up to demonstrate taking a raw door through machining for hinges, locks, door hardware and then a decorative finish, all as fast as it takes to admire the stylish neon lights that make Format-4’s latest range of pod and rail CNCs so distinctive.


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Häfele & Hideaway partnership The team at Häfele would like to announce some exciting news!

Hideaway Bins has made the decision to work with only one national distributor for the New Zealand Market: that partner is Häfele! Over the past four years, the Häfele and Hideaway partnership has grown stronger and there are many synergies between the two businesses. Hideaway has invested heavily in growing their brand awareness and ongoing product development including the incredibly successful Hideaway Laundry hamper range. This has been complimented by the national sales and distribution network of Häfele. We carry stock of the entire Hideaway range – Hideaway Soft Close, Hideaway Deluxe and the newly upgraded, Hideaway Compact range. The Complete Häfele catalogue shows the entire Hideaway product offering covering every possible waste option; we also have a stand-alone catalogue dedicated to the Hideaway range plus the core range included in our New Zealand market-specific “A Book”.

All models can be purchased online using the Häfele online ordering tool e@sylink or you can call our customer services team on 0800 4 HÄFELE.

"It will help to fuel growth and meet strong demand for workforce skills. It’s good to see the government backing employers and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to upskill the workforce, and keeping its promise following the recession that funding would return when the demand was there." ITF Chief Executive Josh Williams says. Establishing a target of 50,000 apprentices by 2020, reflects both strong demand, and increased commitment by employers to boost the skills of the workforce through on-the-job training.

New face at Jacks in Auckland

Laminex New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Ward to the position of New Product Development Manager effective 19 September, 2016.

Jacks are pleased to welcome Paul Newnham to the Trade Equipment sales team. Joiners out West or on the North Shore have probably met Paul already as he’s been quick to get around his territory to introduce himself. With a background in engineering and manufacturing, including CNC, Paul‘s adapted quickly to joinery and woodworking, and is already proving an invaluable member of Auckland’s busy sales team.

Phil comes from a background in the building industry and brings a wealth of marketing and product development experience. Phil has been involved with the recent launch of the Purecoat by Melteca and Laminex timber veneer ranges. 

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Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed The government’s commitment to invest a further $10 million into industry training and apprenticeships next year is a very welcome and wise investment, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

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Like many countries, New Zealand is experiencing a renaissance of apprenticeships as a critical and cost-effective way to develop a skilled workforce. Apprentices have paying jobs, pay tax, don't have student loans, and gain the right skills through developing and deploying skills in real workplaces. "Apprenticeships are a powerful way to efficiently grow workforce skills and provide successful futures for people of all ages" Mr Williams says. "Participation and performance has improved markedly in recent years, as a result of more capable ITOs, revamped qualifications, and fundamentally, the commitment by employers to deliver skills for their industries." For more go to www.itf.org.nz

Having been part of the cabinetry and joinery industry for 20 years, Clinton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him in his role as Account Manager. With experience as a production manager he has the knowledge to understand our customers needs and provide solutions. Clinton will be servicing Central and East Auckland and can be contacted on 027 700 1089 or Clinton. mearns@hafele.co.nz.

Nation Wide Account Manager We are pleased to announce that Trudi Ramsay has been appointed as Mardeco’s Nation Wide Account Manager based in Auckland. Trudi brings several years of wholesale and retail sales and design experience to this position. She is looking forward to this new role at Mardeco that will build on her current skillset. We are confident you will find her very knowledgeable and responsive. Trudi will be in contact with those in her region shortly, but feel free to contact her if you have any questions in the meantime. Trudi can be contacted on 027 203 0130 or trudi@mardeco.co.nz 

Dave Perry Dave is a cabinet maker by trade and has been involved in the kitchen and joinery industry for 26 years. Dave is servicing the North Shore and Northland area and has the knowledge and experience to find the right solutions for your business. Dave can be contacted on 021 931 285 or dave.perry@hafele.co.nz

the December winner is ... James Neal Joinery. 35 Fell Street Grovetown Blenheim see p.58 for your chance

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from the presidents desk

Shaken but thankful It is with sadness that I start my commentary saying that the Shaky Isles are living up to their namesake again. We have again been exposed to the sheer destructive power of the earth and what it does to our beautiful landscape. Although the destruction to property has been immense, the human cost has thankfully been minimal though recovery from the disaster will take a long time as we as a country are all too aware of from Christchurch of a few years ago. As a consequence of the earthquake and following aftershocks, the Master Joiner Executive Meeting scheduled to be held on the 16th of November in Wellington had to be deferred to January 2017. On a brighter note, I’m hearing workloads are full and under pressure as we head into the last few weeks before Christmas and into the New Year. Dealing with pressure and deadlines are the challenges we face but there is a well-deserved break with family and friends for most coming up so I hope you all have an opportunity to recharge the batteries. Looking towards 2017 for Master Joiners members we have our Conference in Taupo on June 15-17 at Wairakei Resort. Please put it into your calendars and start preparation of your own and your apprentices NZ Master Joiners Award entries. Entry packs have been mailed out. Also check out the very useful resources page in the member’s resources section of the website as there are many useful references in there particularly the Workplace Safety Checklist which is a hot topic this year. As for what’s left of 2016, enjoy the last few working weeks of the year and take a well earned break over the Christmas New Year period and get ready for 2017. From the entire Executive, I wish you all well.

Liam Wackrow National President Registered Master Joiners

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Supreme Award Winner from the last Timber Design Awards ‘Taieri Mouth Batch’ from Mason & Wales Architects.

Judges thrilled with calibre of Timber Design Award entries Entries have now closed for the 2017 Timber Design Awards, and judges are delighted with the innovation displayed and quality exhibited in the entries says Debbie Fergie, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager. These prestigious awards have been held for 40 years. New Zealand architects, engineers, builders, students and others using locally sourced timber and wood-based products, manufactured in NZ, submitted a pleasing number of projects for consideration. Wood has long been prized as a building material, but continuing advances in wood processing and engineered wood products to improve their properties mean they are proving to be a more sustainable and economic alternative to other construction systems. A strong case can be made for high rise buildings of 30 storeys-plus to be built of engineered wood. “Projects completed between 1 January 2015 and 29 February 2016 were eligible for entry, all of which contained significant timber content,” says Debbie. “As expected, the new ‘Innovation in Student Design’ category expanded the range of entries even more, and we’re all inspired by the designs submitted by such a high calibre of up and coming professionals.” The event will culminate in a gala awards dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 9 March 2017, when all winners will be announced. 

New Eumabois President Mr. Jürgen Köppel (on the right) and Vice-president Mr. Luigi De Vito.

New Eumabois Board announced The Eumabois General Assembly, hosted recently in Luzern by the Swiss Association, elected the new Board as follows: Mr. Jürgen Köppel - President (VDMA Woodworking) Mr. Luigi De Vito - Vice President (ACIMALL) Mr. Samuel Hänni (Swiss Association, HBT) Mr. Wolfgang Rohner (Austrian Association, FMMI) Mr. Mustafa SabriErol (Turkish Association, AIMSAD) Mr. Erich Zeller - Auditor (Swiss Association, HBT) The new President, and CEO at Leitz, Mr. Jürgen Köppel, will contribute his longstanding experience in the woodworking industry, having covered several key roles in Homag Group AG, to the development and work of Eumabois. Mr. Luigi De Vito, Director SCM Group Machinery Division, will support the board with his international experience as Vice President. The three new Board members, Mr. Mustafa SabriErol (from TörkMakine A.S.), Mr. Samuel Hänni (Lamello AG) and Mr. Wolfgang Rohner (Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH) complete the new team with Mr. Erich Zeller, elected as Auditor. “The new board can build on a solid worldwide network and reputation. We will continue to strive for a strong and successful European Industry with an international orientation as we look to strengthen technical lobbying and to speak with one strong voice in the face of the EU authorities,” said Koppel. 


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Biesse win Innovation Award

Rangehood specialists Schweigen held a launch for their new outdoor BBQ rangehood in early November at the Blum head office in Avondale. A good afternoon was had by a smattering of media, architects and designers all sampling German beer and some very tasty food.

Vanish your outdoor cooking fumes and smoke with a Schweigen silent BBQ rangehood Schweigen, a major player in the rangehood market, has extended their silent range hood portfolio with the unique and stylish BBQ model. “To meet the latest trends and the demands for diversity of design in outdoor living areas, Schweigen has developed an alfresco outdoor BBQ rangehood”, says Barnaby Thompson, Schweigen New Zealand Manager. “Customers want to create outdoor spaces that are seamless between the kitchen, being the heart of the social space, and outdoor areas, all with minimum physical and visual disturbance”.

Biesse are proud to announce the winning of the prestigious and esteemed Challengers Award® for innovative new technology at the IWF 2016 show, in Atlanta Georgia, with their Viet Opera R robotic sanding machine. The Opera R presents an automated solution for sanding of MDF doors with flat center panel, as well as removal of cross grain scratching of solidwood doors. A panel of 8 expert judges, all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry, reviewed and analyzed each entry including live demonstrations before making their final decisions on the most innovative product developments. At AWISA 2016 the Viet Opera R won the Gold Star Award.

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Laminex New Zealand

update

End of year product launches 2016 is almost over and what a year it has been. I took the reins of Laminex New Zealand in October and have seen three exciting product releases; it has been inspirational to be a part of so much change right from day one. Our Formica 180fx had a colour refresh in early October, bringing four new stone looks to this highly popular range of laminates. These decors are created by scanning real stone slabs, providing the look of natural marbles and granites, with all the easy clean and hard-wearing benefits of laminate. Our second release for October was the launch of eleven exciting new decors into our Purecoat by Melteca range. Made in New Zealand using cutting-edge UV coating technologies, Purecoat by Melteca delivers a mirror-like gloss finish across a range of solid colours, woodgrains and patterned decors inspired by the Melteca range of quality low pressure laminated panels. In addition to a UV stable surface, Purecoat panels are antimicrobial, stain resistant and easy to clean. These highly reflective panels are ideal for vertical applications such as drawers, cabinet doors, wall linings and large feature panels in both residential and commercial spaces. Another exciting addition to the Laminex New Zealand panel range is the introduction of Laminex Finished Timber Veneers in both a Designed and a Natural range. A sophisticated alternative to solid wood, the new range of Laminex timber veneer panels are prefinished with a performance coating that enhances the scratch and stain resistance of the surface when compared to traditional veneer, and eliminates the requirements for sanding, staining and coating. In the digital space we’ve just recently launched quickchip.co.nz, an online sampling tool that makes it quick and easy for our customers to replenish their merchandising boards and folders themselves as well as order additional samples and brochures. Available 24/7, this new service will make sampling replenishment easy and accessible for all, regardless of location or time of day. So our customers can focus on what they do best, creating top quality kitchens, bathrooms and furniture. Having come most recently from Calderys as the Global Markets Innovation and Strategy Director, my background is in marketing, innovation and supply chain and general management across multinational manufacturing business and I look forward bringing this experience to Laminex NZ. I bring with me a Kiwi wife and our four children who are excited to begin this new chapter in New Zealand. On behalf of all at Laminex New Zealand I’d like to thank you for your support throughout 2016 and wish you and your families all a restful holiday season and a prosperous 2017. Regards, Jerome Deperrois General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Jamie Bertelsen with father Allen, directors of Kitchen King Ltd.

Changes to Hideaway Bins distribution in New Zealand Under the family ownership and direction of Jamie and Allen Bertelsen, Hideaway Bins has grown into one of the most well-known brands in waste and recycling solutions. Manufactured in Silverdale, Auckland, Hideaway Bins have developed a reputation for quality and innovation, as well as pioneering solutions for laundry storage solutions and commercial recycling applications. As the brand has grown, the distribution model for Hideaway Bins has evolved. For the past four years, Hideaway Bins have been available via two national distributors. While this model has served the market well, Kitchen King have reviewed their distribution partnerships to ensure they will continue to meet ongoing market needs. Kitchen King are pleased to announce that a range of regional distributors around New Zealand have been appointed. By having a more direct relationship, these regional distributors will be able to offer better service, support and pricing. Hafele will continue as the national distributor for Hideaway Bins, strengthening the well-established partnership between the two companies. Hafele hold all three ranges of Hideaway Bins in stock and are available via their national sales team, or using their online ordering tool e@sylink. If you are a current user of Hideaway Bins and would like to know more about the supply options available in your region, you can visit www.hideawaybins.co.nz or you can contact the team at Kitchen King who will make sure you get the right supply option that suits your business needs. With a range of exciting product innovations set to hit the market in 2017, Hideaway Bins are confident that this new distribution model will support continued growth in 2017 and beyond.

For further information, please contact info@hideawaybins. co.nz or visit www.hideawaybins.co.nz


Ideas for living Häfele has launched a new end consumer site called Ideas for Living, An inspirational platform showcasing the impressive range of elegant yet functional designs from Häfele. Stunning photography and ingenious products give homeowners the opportunity to visualise their perfect kitchen and, with clear navigation tabs, users can easily browse the extensive Häfele collection of kitchen accessories. The site also showcases Häfele’s extensive range of creative lighting and electrical options, living solutions and many more Clever Storage solutions for use across the home, inspiring visitors to create their ideal living spaces. The new site also provides a convenient Studio Locator function which currently lists

many of New Zealand’s finest kitchen showrooms supplying Häfele products. With this list of Studio Partners expanding over the coming months, visitors to the site are directed to only the best and most aspirational Häfele suppliers, within easy reach. Simon Lount, Product and Marketing Manager at Häfele says: “With over 90 years’ experience, our unparalleled market knowledge places Häfele products at the forefront of the industry, offering an unrivalled combination of value and outstanding quality. “At Häfele we don’t sell direct to the consumer, we choose to partner with the finest kitchen studios across the country. Our Ideas For Living website will help direct homeowners to these designers and inspire them with ideas and solutions that will turn their dream homes into a reality.”

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In line with the consumer website launch, Häfele will be rolling out a series of new brochures throughout the year, showcasing the latest Häfele designs. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to download the brochures directly or to pick up a copy from Häfele’s studio partners. Established in Germany, and now operating worldwide, Häfele specialises in premium fittings, hardware and systems that improve the way homes work, including assisted living solutions and ingenious storage

ideas for those with limited space. The Häfele range features over 25,000 products providing trade professionals with an industryleading solution to fulfil every customer need. To find out more about becoming a Häfele studio partner, contact studiopartner@hafele.co.nz. For more information about Häfele products, visit www. ideasforliving.co.nz, follow us on Instagram @ideasforlivingnz and like us on facebook.com/ freshcutsbyhafele

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Exciting, Innovative & Stylish have you experienced Atira? New arrivals should always be celebrated, so for the launch of our new Atira drawer system joiners, architects and designers have been experiencing Atira first hand at our launch events. In Auckland guests mixed and mingled amongst the dinosaurs at the Auckland Museum, whilst in Wellington they celebrated by the sea at Foxglove. Hettich Product Manager Nathan Carter presented all of the current trends from the European shows and all the features and benefits of Atira. Guest speaker Goran Paladin, host of TV One's Our First Home and The New Zealand Home, shared his stories from his time travelling around the country with Architect Ken Crosson and his own experiences with renovation!

Interest in the assembly competition was high.

We also took Atira on tour around the country visiting Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier and Palmerston North. At these events we conducted a drawer assembly competition in partnership with Hitachi. It was a chance for the joiners to get a hands-on experience with the new Atira drawer whilst showcasing their speed skills. The fastest person at each event won a drill prize pack from Hitachi. When word spread about the competition many joiners spent hours practicing in advance in a hope they’d get to take away the prize!The top time was 46 seconds which was achieved by two different joiners in two different locations! Hayden WadeFrench from Tauranga and Liam Harper from New Plymouth. All customers who ordered or specified Atira drawers between the 1st of August and 30th September went into the draw to win a $4,000 experience.The lucky winners were Rick and Paula Burns from Infinite Building Solutions. They’ve chosen a romantic weekend away for two to Waiheke Island and will be whisked away for two nights in March.  Rick Burns being congratulated by Wayne from Hettich.

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From the top: Guests in Auckland mingle with the dinosaurs; Goran Paladin speaking in Auckland; guests in Wellington at the Foxglove; Nathan Carter from Hettich showing Atira in Auckland; guests checking out the working mechanism of Atira; speaking over, Goran mixes with guests.


A whisper quiet soft closing runner Atira Pull bin system The integrated Pull Bin System from Hettich is tough and reliable; with the lightest touch the system slides away silently out of sight. The cost effective system can be used in conjunction with Hettich’s stylish Atira drawer system. The proven running performance of Quadro works seamlessly to make any living space work beautifully. The Pull bin system offers up to 11 different bin configurations plus a laundry hamper option For more information contact the Hettich team today. www.hettich.co.nz 0800 HETTICH

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Timber Staircases the pinnacle of the game for the joinery trade Manufacturing wooden staircases, especially spiral ones, is considered amongst those in the joinery trade as one of the pinnacle achievements a joiner can do. So perhaps unremarkably they have featured as Supreme Award winner at the master Joiner Awards in four of the last five years. Charles De Lapomarede of Artisan Carpentry in Auckland has won the Supreme Award in the Master Joiner Award twice (2014 and this year) producing two outstanding spiral staircases. Although about 80% of his work is kitchen manufacture he does appear to have a real knack for producing eyecatching staircases.

Dunedin based Stevenson & Williams Ltd won the Supreme Award in 2015 with an impressive staircase made for a local client in Dunedin while Torrington Stairways Ltd won in 2012 with a marvellous grand stairway again, for a local client in Cambridge. All of these winners used traditional tools and machinery to produce their custom made winners. It is not difficult to see why they are considered so highly by those in the trade. CNC machinery is little used by the ‘artisan’ staircase manufacturers although for specialist manufacturers such as Continental Stairs in Auckland CNC is very much integrated into the workplace especially where product is being produced in volume. We talk to Continental’s Anthony Van Erp to find out how it is used and its impact.

On a product note the most popular timber used is American White Ash primarily for its machinability and reliability although other timbers are used eg Stevenson & Turner’s winning staircase is made from Fijian Salu Salu timber. Wood offering elasticity balanced with light weight making for an easier product to make is almost de rigour.

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Over the next few pages we have a look at these award winning staircases and to round things off look at a more recent development through local company (now bought by Australian interests) Xlam Ltd with its product Air Stairs. It is another angle on the more traditional staircase manufacturing process.  2015 Stevenson & Williams

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2016 Supreme Award winner

fine joinery skills This year’s Supreme Award once again went to Charles De Lapomarede of joinery and cabinetmaking firm Artisan Carpentry with a superb two level wooden spiral staircase. He won the Supreme Award in 2014 as well with a wooden spiral staircase, a form of joinery he loosely calls ‘specialty shop fitting’. “The bulk of my work is in fact other types of joinery and cabinetmaking for the kitchen,” comments Charles. “I must admit I like the various challenges spiral staircases present and no two such projects are the same.” A native of Southern France, Charles has a classic training from the oldest joinery school in France behind him which stands him in good stead for this Award winning staircase. Built over a five week period in 2015, the staircase was made using American White Ash for the stringers, treads, handrails and lower level risers with the lower level staircase having a 180 degree turn and the upper level a 90 degree turn. “American White Ash is a very good timber to use as it glues, stains and polishes well” comments Charles “It also has excellent bending properties with good strength and elasticity yet is still relatively light weight.” The challenges? There were several. “The big one was fitting what is a high accuracy project into an existing structure i.e. part of a larger renovation. To make this work in terms of the architect’s design I had to use a bit of geometry and calculus to achieve an optimum evolutive ratio of winders for both an eye pleasing turn of steps and a comfortable climb. This was added to by the need to fit the curved inner stringers around a square pole.” Charles explains. Interestingly, the balustrades were made from recycled rimu sarking reclaimed from the house which presented another challenge

“...the judges love geometric stairs. Using solid timber makes them more special. Excellent workmanship. ...Geometric stairs are at the pinnacle of our trade. The judges noted from the photos that the underside is as good as the top. Congratulations.” Judges’ comments

in terms of manufacture and installation. A not so obvious but eye catching feature were the upper level risers made from clear Perspex to create a more open, lighted look. Staircases are regarded as the ultimate height of joinery skills by those in the trade. How does Charles see this observation? “I have to agree they do take a lot of time and effort and to be good need to be really a labour of love at the same time.” comments Charles. To this day even for these hand made projects there is little machinery, certainly no CNC just classic tooling such as thicknessers, sanders, 4 siders and hand operated routers. Consultation and collaboration with architects and designers are an essential part of the manufacturing process from design to working concept to manufacture and installation. This year’s winner, an outstanding example of the staircase concept, was also a winner in the Best Specialty and Best Use of Imported Timber categories. 

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An old stair trencher from Oliver Machinery in Manchester, England still in use today

Brian Courtney owner of Torrington Stairs

Hand made still a favourite Specialist staircase manufacturer Torrington Stairways in Cambridge have been making interior and exterior solid timber stairs, balustrades and handrails, for some twenty five years be they standard functional paint or carpet stair to the sweeping grand staircase. A small but successful business Torrington Stairways won the Master Joiners Supreme Award back in 2012 with their stunning grand staircase entry. JOINERS Magazine recently caught up with Brian Courtney who owns and runs the business with his wife Lauren, to find out more about the staircase business and if there have been any changes in the industry. Staircases can come in various forms using various materials from MDF to solid timber. “The standard construction uses pine that can be painted and carpeted or No 2 Clear Pine for the stringers and treads where there is exposed wood.” comments Brian. “For interior stairs it is not uncommon to also use 25mm MDF for the treads where the stairs are to be carpeted. Balustrades and handrails can be anything from pine to exotic imported timber. These days treads can be timber or carpeted with a painted riser.” What about the machinery used? “No real difference from 2030 years ago with hand planers thicknessers and 4 siders the main tools being used.” Brian says. A key part of the process is the trenching for each rise. “We have an old trencher (pictured) that does the job for us while we use mainly PVA glue to hold it all together” The surprising thing is that there is no computer software employed with all the trenches

being hand calculated and hand made. The machinery employed is also classic being planers, thicknessers, 4 siders to name the main ones. “The very nature of these custom made stairs means hand made is much easier as well.” As other manufacturers have found American White Ash is very popular for solid wood stairs. “There have been some changes more particularly to do with health and Safety rules and Council Regulations designed to govern design aspects of the projects.” Specialised hand rails made from a variety of hard woods are also a big part of what the firm produces. Brian adds “All these items require real personal attention to come out just right for the customer.” The 2012 Supreme Award winner was an eye catching grand entrance staircase. It was in fact made with Pacific Rimu stringers with carpeted treads and risers and it was a big project: a 19 riser, 1700mm wide closed string

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2012 Supreme Award winner.

construction staircase with a 2.9 metre outer radius and a 1.2 metre wide internal radius. The solid wood stringers were self supporting with the only fixing midway up the outer stringer which made it quite weight sensitive. It was so big it had to be transported to the site in two parts. It was made at their purpose built factory in Cambridge.

“These days staircases are being made incorporating a range of other materials such as steel, glass and wrought iron particularly for the balustrades and handrailling” comments Brian who is being kept busy by a steady stream of work. “We see most of our work comes firstly from enquiry to our website then house building companies and by word of mouth. There is still much interest in the wooden staircase concept especially in the residential market in recent years. Although (American) White Ash is popular we do see other hardwoods being used.”

For further information contact Brian Courtney at Torrington Stairways Ltd on 07 827 6323 or visit their website www. torringtonstairways.co.nz


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he Supreme Award winner for 2015 was a two storey wooden staircase from Dunedin’s Stevenson & Williams Ltd. As the judges said of this winner ‘Making a staircase for a tapered tower and tight space would have been a huge challenge.’ The elaborate staircase had twenty four individually sized treads and risers fitted within a clock tower rising two storeys.

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As Gary Turner Director and Joinery Manager points out “The staircase has a common newel post line as it raises through the two storeys but the outside stringers are not plum and taper in as the staircase ascends which made the measuring let alone the manufacturing a real challenge.” This project was technically difficult so what machinery if any were used in its manufacture? “Only traditional equipment was used on this particular job although the impact of CNC technology has come in the form of providing a big advantage in time saving and accuracy as well as coping with the intracies of architectural staircases” comments Mr Turner. There also appear to be some trends in types of woods and materials used these days. “This clock tower staircase was made using Fijian Salu Salu chosen for its availability, texture and

We stock Hideaway Bins - New Zealand’s best range of waste and recycling solutions. See the joinery specialists at ITM for all your kitchen and joinery products. consistency of colour and being a lower density timber, easier to work with. In general though there are a number of other timbers being used, mainly hardwoods like American White Ash or Oak again for availability and appearance. There appears to be a trend toward a mixture of wood and steel along with glass in stair detail including balustrades.” Would staircase be considered the pinnacle for the modern joiner? “They certainly get the old brain matter working, its great!” Mr Turner says.

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investing where it works Stair manufacturers for more than 40 years, Top Flyte Stairs of Tauranga is a familiar name in the industry. Owned by the Beetham family since 1974, today they have a staff of 13 including 8 on the factory floor, and a full-time salesman in Auckland. They cover the complete range of residential, commercial and industrial stairs, from specialised bespoke jobs through to the standard ‘carpet-grade’. Any company in business over 40 years is clearly doing something right, and Top Flyte have firmly established a name for quality and reliability across New Zealand. While much of their product goes into the Bay of Plenty or Auckland, strong relationships within the industry mean they regularly supply stairs throughout the rest of the country, and at times export up into the Pacific Islands. A contributing factor to Top Flyte’s success is their sensible approach to technology. Managing Director Quentin Beetham explains. “The process of making staircases hasn’t changed much since the company started” he says. “It’s a manual process. There are some technologies to speed parts of the process up, and where they make a difference we’ve invested in them. I always have an eye on technology, but I believe it’s important that new machinery doesn’t come at the expense of the skills and knowledge of welltrained staff.” A clear example of the efficiency of technology is the specialist double-headed router from US Technologies. Processing a pair at a time and up to 6 metres in length, the machine was purchased eight years ago, and today remains at the heart of Top Flyte’s manufacturing operation. Replacing a far older machine (which has since been repurposed for a specialist

with council and MBIE also keep Quentin busy; he’s often called on to help builders or inexperienced inspectors understand the intricacies of staircases, or to help clarify sensible interpretation of the building code. With the production staff having recently pulled out all the stops to get their delivery window down to an acceptable level, Quentin’s positive about the future. “We’ve got an excellent experienced team here, and we’re busy” he says. John Beetham, Top Flyte foreman with the company’s new Format 4 from Felder.

product) the machine makes short work of stair stringers. It’s not unusual for the machine to process around 30 cube of timber a month just producing the kitset product Top Flyte make on behalf of the merchants. Top Flyte’s most recent investment is their ‘exact 63’ thicknesser from Format-4 – the premium range from the Felder Group. At 630mm wide and equipped with Felder’s renowned ‘silent-Power’ cutterblock, the thicknesser gets a lot of use. “We buy in our timber semidressed. We then skim one face, then once the lengths are in pairs and buzzed on the sides, the thicknesser is used to dress down to size” says Quentin.

With a digital readout and variable feed rates the exact 63 offers fast and accurate sizing, but these aren’t the features that stand out. “It definitely gives a better finish than our old machine” says Quentin, “and it’s so quiet! When the old machine was running I couldn’t have a conversation on the phone in my office. But these days I have to get up and look out into the factory to even see if it’s being used” he explains. “You can stand beside it and have a normal conversation while it’s operating!” As with many businesses in the Bay, Top Flyte Stairs are very busy. With every staircase being unique the company uses a form of lean-manufacture, working with batches of similar stair types at a time. Good relationships

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The construction boom in Ta u r a n g a a n d A u c k l a n d i s undoubtedly fuelling the success of businesses across the Auckland/ Waikato/Bay of Plenty triangle. But while the good times will only last for so long you get the sense that a company such as Top Flyte have lived through this cycle before – and are well aware of what will inevitably follow. And their healthy respect for skilled staff alongside sensible investment in technology should see them through for another 40 years at least. 


Cross Laminated Timber manufacturer XLam have been producing laminated products for the construction industry for the last five years. As such they understand that construction professionals rely on time-eďŹƒcient and easy to install building solutions. XLam continue this with AirStair, prefabricated stairs that address some of the more complex on-site challenges. AirStairs are ready-to-install stair ights machined from solid XLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). AirStair has a good ďŹ re rating (because of its mass) and is much quicker to install than concrete formwork or prefabricated steel stair systems in domestic, commercial and industrial construction projects. Traditionally, stairs and landings in large commercial construction projects are produced using formwork or prefabricated steelwork into which concrete is poured. Poorly constructed stairs and landings can contribute to occupational health and safety risks. Stairs are one of the most common locations of ‘missteps’ which can result in serious injury from falls. A key factor in constructing and installing stair systems into a project are: stair geometry (shape), dimensional uniformity, and slip resistance of surfaces. Ensuring each element in the production of stairway systems is critical to ensuring occupant safety in a building. AirStairs are designed using a CAD based system to ensure critical details are not missed, then the stairways are manufactured in a controlled environment off-site with precision detail. Accompanying a set of stairs are landings located at the top and bottom of the stairs by which access is made to the stairway. Stairways may have multiple landings to provide access between oors with large distances. Constructing stairways and landings on a project can consume considerable time, labour and cost.

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Staircase production faster and simpler Continental Stairs in West Auckland have been in the business of building stairs for 35 years. In that time the product and the method of construction has remained much the same but machining processes have changed significantly. We talk to second generation helmsman Anthony van Erp about machinery and software developments and the rise of stair installation in the building industry. Anthony van Erp joined his father John in the family business about 15 years ago and now has prime responsibility for the company, although John is still very much involved especially in what is currently a very busy period for the business. About 80% of the company’s work by volume is what is loosely referred to as carpet grade stairs largely for the group housing business, generally consisting of plywood treads and pine stringers. “This is where our growth has been over the last decade” says Anthony “with a city which is looking to go up as much as out many of the recent Auckland residential developments include a large number of three story townhouses, immediately adding another flight of stairs to each residence.” To keep up with this trend over the last decade or so the company looked at ways to increase the automation of production. Stair make up and construction hasn’t really altered, but options in design and machining has as CNC machinery and stair specific software has sped up and simplified the design and production process. “Thirty five years ago much of the construction was by hand, a big innovation early in the piece for us was the introduction of a stair trencher essentially a hand operated router that followed a template and routed both sides of the two stringers at the same time. Today essentially the same thing is done but on a fully automated CNC router with accompanying efficiency, accuracy and speed. We now run 2 SCM CNC’s, we purchased the first 12 years ago and the second earlier this year. The introduction of the first CNC in the early 2000’s increased our throughput dramatically, enabling us to produce twice as many stairs with the same time and manpower resources. “Continued growth in the last few years mainly associated with the ongoing expansion of the house building market in Auckland meant we found ourselves needing to run the first router into a second shift which raised operator and labour issues. Consequently we decided it would be easier to purchase a second SCM router which enabled us to continue with a single shift and also gave us a back up in case of any break downs. Design and production is controlled by specialised software package StairBiz which the company has been using for 10 years. It is a complete design and production package and links design, ordering, part and cut lists through to production and install requirements.

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“The real benefits of using StairBiz with the CNC set up are simplicity, accuracy and speed giving us the ability to maintain our margins while delivering a quality product to our group builder clients.” One new development in this area is the timing of installation. These days the stairs are often delivered and installed before completion of the building. “With the group builders focus on speed and efficiency as well as an increased awareness of health and safety issues we are finding more call to construct these staircases in treated timber so they can be installed early in the build to allow builders to move easily and safely between floors while construction is going on.” The smaller portion of the company’s work involves one-off, high end, solid timber staircases designed for an individual house and client. Often bigger, usually grander these are consequently considerably more expensive and time consuming. “There are many variables that can effect the cost of designer stairs says Anthony - size, scope, landings, balustrades, materials - they require more design, more handwork and more individual attention. We receive a brief and perhaps a drawing from the client or architect and through a series of liaisons turn that into production drawings to work from. We still use StairBiz and the CNC to do as much as we can but generally require handwork on some of the parts and finishing.

The introduction of CNC machinery and specialised software has improved accuracy and efficiency in the Continental Stairs production process.

While busy the company are always looking for future work, an area where Anthony sees potential in other joinery shops. “We specialise in staircases,” says Anthony, “and can make them quicker and more economically than many general joinery factories around the country. For many, with a house fit out which includes a flight of stairs it is easier to come to us to fulfill that part of the contract. We can do the install if required or just as easily flat pack them anywhere in the country and leave the install up to the joiner doing the rest of the work.”

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Laminate benchtop advancements challenge natural stone This October, Laminex New Zealand introduced four new decors to its already popular Formica 180fx range. Laminate patterns that authentically replicate the look of natural marble, Formica 180fx laminates are a cost-effective and easy to maintain alternative to stone.

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As technology becomes more and more prevalent in ours lives we are seeing a counter movement in interiors that embraces the real, the recycled and the handmade, the perfect imperfections in the natural world. As relationships become more digitised we are seeking more authentic surfaces within the home. Developed by scanning real stone slabs, Formica 180fx echoes this trend by offering the authentic look of marble with the benefits of laminate. At a fraction of the cost to fabricate and install, laminate is warmer and softer to touch than real stone, making it ideal for residential applications such as kitchen benchtops where the surface will be used by all, from the youngest, to the oldest members of the family. “Formica 180fx is proof of the advancements in laminate tops over the last couple of years by offering a truly authentic replication of real stones and marbles. With all the intricate details, colour variations and veining, Formica 180fx makes a luxurious benchtop affordable for everyone.” says Laminex New Zealand Marketing Development Manager Teresa Walsh.

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With four new decors, the Formica 180fx range is providing inspiration for both commercial and residential spaces: Jet Sequoia - Striking and sophisticated, Jet Sequoia has an infinitely deep background brushed with hints of smoky grey. A perfect complement to warm-toned woods or the cool sheen of metal. Marbled Cappuccino - A beautiful colour with shades of chocolate brown, cream, white and black. The unique swirling and veining of Marbled Cappuccino exudes a sense of luxury with its intricate detailing. Black Fusion - A unique and elegant granite, Black Fusion could be considered a work of art. Its contemporary style features a dark black background with grey, white and golden brown veining in a length wise linear pattern.

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automating panel handling

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Improvements in moving panel through the factory is fast becoming the area of focus for cost saving and eďŹƒciencies in kitchen manufacturing. Storage maximisation, panel selection, material optimisation and labour & time management all areas where substantial savings can be attained through automation. We spoke to three of the biggest suppliers of automated panel handling systems in the panel processing industry, Biesse, Homag and SCM and look at three case studies of how they applied their technology to specific requirements. Peter Hay Kitchens in New Zealand, Kaiman Cabinets in Australia and BoConcepts in Denmark, all examples pertinent to a large number of player in this country and examples of businesses automating to stay competitive.

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The Biesse Winstore K1 plans and co-ordinates the panel requirements of the three Biesse Rover B routers using software operated from the office.

Peter Hay Kitchens efficiency & order in mass customisation In 43 years of operation Peter Hay Kitchens have always been at the forefront of the NZ kitchen manufacturing industry in the development of new processes and use of technology. The recent purchase and installation of a Biesse Winstore K1 panel handling system and three Biesse Rover B routers has continued that tradition, kept the company in touch with the market place and effectively future proofed the business for some time to come. The purchase represents a major change in production method for Peter Hay Kitchens which previously used a beamsaw setup to cut large numbers of parts for stock which were then used to compile kitchens and other product as required. While this suited high volume production of similar products the company found they were increasingly being required to satisfy demand for kitchens and product that offered individuality. “The nature of the kitchen business has changed and our business has changed,” says company spokesman Karl O’Hanlon. “All kitchens now tend to be unique, even those

built by group home builders in large residential developments require variance. Someone spending a million dollars on a group built home is going to want to have a say in the kitchen design.” The company’s client base has also diversified in the last five years to include group builders, retirement villages, furniture retailers and architects as well as supplier merchants. A common element being that they all want to be able to offer their clients in turn, the ability to add their own individuality to the product whether it is a kitchen or range of furniture for retail sale.

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“A nesting set up allows this,” says Karl. “Our issue was a nesting set up that allowed us to shift and process the volumes of panel we required for our manufacturing contracts.” The answer was to implement a Batch 1 linked network production process that enables the company to produce at the speed of high volume stock manufacturing while applying the uniqueness required by the current market. There was no local model for the scale with which Peter Hay Kitchens wanted to do this and even when Peter Hay and his team looked to Australia,

Canada, the USA and Italy no one was linking multiple routers to a single panel handling system in quite the way they wanted to. The selection of the Biesse Winstore K1 system and a multiple router set up to do this, was decided following discussion with machinery supplier Biesse. “Biesse was a natural starting point given the number of machines we have purchased from them over the years and our confidence in their performance and service. We did look at other options to educate ourselves and make sure we were making the right choice but the scope of the purchase and change in operation meant


our ongoing relationship with Biesse was always going to be important,” says Karl. It was in fact the first time for Biesse on such a configuration, 3 routers running off the Winstore K1 moving in excess of 400 panels a shift, the synchronisation of jobs, machines and panels was critical to the successful implementation. “We went through three different factory configurations and drawings with Biesse as we fine tuned what we wanted, until we achieved what we considered the likely best result,” says Karl. The Winstore K1 and the three Rover B routers were commissioned in June but the company did a lot of work prior to that to be ready for when the machinery arrived. Back end software was set up, factory layout and re-configuration planned, Robertson & Sinclair were consulted on tooling requirements and the old line was moved to the edge of the factory so that the company could continue to operate during the install. The install and commissioning took about eight weeks and Biesse Italy sent down three technicians who did a great job in setting up and assisting in staff training. The Winstore K1 stacks 28 bays of board of which currently 16 are white and 12 colour. From these stacks it assembles the next job for each machine in order of use (rainbow stacks), close to the router to be used, they are then automatically fed to the router as required. The Winstore K1 can do this assembly after hours or in any downtime while feeding the routers during an operating shift. There is minimal operation required at the machine with the Winstore K1 being operated from the office. The result is a very fast line, good for Just in Time manufacturing, with minimal input required by floor staff and very efficient use of materials. It has an excellent off-cut tracking system which not only tracks the off-cuts but recalls them at a suitable time for re-use.

The Biesse Winstore K1 panel handling system handles in excess of 400 panels a shift.

We used to produce 1,000 of the same items efficiently and now are capable of producing 1,000 unique products efficiently in the same time “It is not just a panel handling system but is actually linked to production. Itemising panel use, enabling automatic stock control while costs can be measured against each product, giving us the most efficient use of materials and time. For 1 job or 500 jobs we know the exact cost of production,” says Karl. “We run the system on Biesse’s inhouse software bSolid. It integrated fairly easily with IMOS which runs our design and production planning. It could have been all done using IMOS but we went with bSolid as synchronizing the three machines was an intricate process and Biesse installers were naturally very familiar with their own software. The two systems work well together and we were able to configure them

both to suit our requirements. Some training was required but fortunately we have staff who are pretty literate in this area.” “It has been a real success,” says founder and owner Peter Hay. “It is all about processing panel and the Winstore K1 and Rovers are very much proving themselves in terms of movement of board and consistency of manufacturing. For us it has solved the problem of large volume manufacturing of one-off product. In the past we were producing large quantities of stock items. We are now only producing what we need - and are producing a lot of it.” “The fully automated cell was the real attraction, there are huge gains around the automating and networking of production. It is not just about efficiencies but about efficiencies and order working together for a smooth and efficient running of the factory. Winstore K1 along with the nesting set up allows this as it can handle all the differentials in terms of materials, processes and product. I believe it is the way of the future and will be a cost competitive system for us for the next 10-15 years.”

Peter Hay at his factory in Wiri, Auckland. “The option to change the manufacturing set up was driven by customer demand and market forces.”

In what has been a major reorganisation of the factory Peter has been impressed with the Biesse role. “Biesse has been great through the whole process. They listened to what we wanted, they sold us the vision on what could be achieved and then they delivered on it - we are very happy with the final result.” 

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The Homag Automation TLF 211 board storage system at Kaiman Cabinets is coupled to a Holzma HPP 300 panel saw and rear dedicated labelling station.

Storage system the ‘ducks guts’ George Kaiser stands proudly if front of his latest acquisition from the Homag Group. It’s the TLF 211 board storage system which he purchased coupled to a Holzma HPP 300 panel saw optioned to include the power concept and rear dedicated labelling station. George is the owner of Kaiman Cabinets in Queensland and is very impressed of his latest investment which brought real value to his company. “It’s an awesome combination that works absolutely harmoniously together delivering amazing productivity increases.” George likens the storage system to having your own personal genie working in the background silently handing you sheets exactly when you need them. “Watching it independently working away in the background gives you the sense the thing is alive and has a mind of its own. It’s the ducks guts”, he says. Automation leads to rapid change Kaiman’s automated warehousing system from Homag Australia was installed at the beginning of the year and has improved the whole production process for the Queensland company. George went on to recount the old days before the new system arrived. “We’d been busy for quite a while and getting busier by the month. Our cutting day started at 2am and usually finished about 7pm. It was becoming very apparent an upgrade was in order. Of course the problem was what to upgrade, too. I‘d done quite a bit of research, travelled overseas visiting factories and speaking with the very talented awe-inspiring people who conceive and perfect this sort of

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equipment. At the end of it all I decided on the Homag offer so went about doing a cost analysis and came to the conclusion the cost to me was more if I didn’t invest in the system.” Investing in technology George Kaiser and Peter Norman founded Kaiman Cabinets in 1979 in an old farm shed on George’s parent’s rural property. A lot has changed since then. Today, they employ around 35 people and accommodate a 1600m2 factory in Logan Village, 45 kilometres south of Brisbane. It’s in George’s nature to continually challenge himself and research better ways and better systems. “No matter how well you think you are placed I believe the quest for improvement should be ongoing. I fall in easy with technological change while initial costs have always been scary, without exception each new investment along the way has resulted in a growth sprout. I approach it with the view that you can’t be romantic about investing in technology it needs to be researched thoroughly and if the argument is convincing then the time to upgrade is as soon as cash flow permits, any point past that time is costing your business dearly.” A very flexible talent Homag Australia has delivered more than 40 storage systems in Australia now, and it speaks for itself. In addition to managing the flow of panels the TLF 211 controls all stock automatically. All stock is documented in the system. The scanning of bar codes provides a quick integration of panels into the system. All offcuts are integrated in the storage and can be re-used which is very important in terms of

overall manufacturing efficiency.Thanks to the seamless integration of software, Holzma’s Cut Rite talks to the TLF and they understand each other right away. The customer knows exactly what to order. More output with Holzma’s Power Concept At the heart of the plant is the Holzma saw. “The model HPP 300 comes with Power Concept and automatic labelling in the storage. It is a very compact machine. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It can achieve so many parts when they are needed,” explains Homag’s sales representative Mark Vowles. Each cutting pattern is a cycle. Each cycle could be a book of four panels or an offcut. The operator does not need to wait and look for panels or misplaced boards; he just produces what is coming to him. Additionally, he doesn’t need to attach labels anymore which always used to slow down cutting jobs. Now it all happens together and automatically without waiting times and therefore, a huge volume of parts can be cut. George is totally chuffed with the new storage system as he explains. “People ask how long before the pay back; I believe it already has paid back in the sense that although it saves about two men labour it also greases the system in as much as it allows much better control with a lot less effort but more importantly it has allowed us to take on new work which has become ongoing and the margins from that come close to payback. Not to mention, what monetary figure can be put on the removal of angst and peace of mind?” 


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design and quality require new technology A t BoConcept, a Danish retail furniture chain, the focus is on innovative and creative design combined with high quality products. That provided a challenge to their existing production facilities and is why BoConcept invested in a new fully automated CNC cell to meet these design requirements and at the same time provide effective and flexible production. BoConcept deliver coordinated and leading designs to end-users, where every detail is considered. Their new furniture series of shelves and sideboards, includes a large number of 45 degrees connections, where there is a high requirement to produce a very precise and long-lasting product, which can be sold as knock-down furniture while maintaining the well-known BoConcept high quality. Collaboration with leading, international furniture designers makes a big challenge on production, with constantly new

models with creative character. Simultaneously it is required, that low production and labour costs, make it competitive to produce in Denmark.

Flexibility and precision The main request for the new production cell was flexibility, both regarding the scope of the current range and also the ability to add to it which could require future adaptation such as new fittings or drilling patterns. Precision, had to be very high, as the object weren’t to be milled, but first edge glued and then reworked. “We couldn´t achieve that with the current production line. That’s why we chose an effective CNC cell, where we could achieve optimal flexibility and at the same time a good capacity and low staff requirements,” says production manager Kim Sejbjerg. The solution developed in close collaboration with SCM was to purchase two Morbidelli Author

M400 portal build, 5-axis CNC machines using robot loading and unloading from a stack which is transported in and out of the cell on two belt conveyers. In the cell a precise alignment of the object is implemented. The Morbidelli machine is outstanding with a very fast drilling process and tool change. Depending on object type and working process, the cell delivers continuously two finished pieces per minute. Both machines work in pendulum, which gives the best utilization. Furthermore, the 5-axes routing-unit optimizes the process, saving machining time and tool change.

“We chose an effective SCM CNC cell, where we achieve optimal flexibility and at the same time good production capacity with a low staff requirement” Kim Sejbjerg Production Manager BoConcept

“We chose this solution from SCM as the best for us in terms of capacity, flexibility and investment,” says project leader Poul Braendgaard. “At the same time it required less space and could deliver our demanding level of high precision, using less than a single operator to oversee the process.” 

Two Morbidelli M400 5 axis machines from SCM fed by an automated robotic system were selected for their flexibility, precision and low labour requirements.

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arefully crafted to ensure quality and consistency, the Laminex Timber Veneer range provides a sophisticated alternative to solid wood. Laminex New Zealand is revitalising the existing Laminex Timber Veneer offer with a new range of pre-finished timber veneer panels.

This summer Laminex New Zealand is launching quickchip.co.nz, an online resource that allows its customers to easily and quickly order samples to replenish the merchandising displays in their showroom. Available to all Laminex New Zealand customers the website will provide visual representations of each type of merchandising display available, and will allow for easy two-click reordering of samples. With a 48-hour delivery promise for stocked samples, this service will allow customers to anticipate the need to reorder before stock runs out, allowing them to provide a more consistent service to their own customers. The website will also allow customers to order brochures and complementary materials, as well as request merchandising assets such as display boards and folder sets which can then be approved by Laminex New Zealand and couriered to showrooms. With 24-hour access to sample requests, Laminex New Zealand hopes to help customers help themselves to become more efficient in their processes. “We’re excited to offer this new tool to our customers” says Rob Jackson, National Marketing Manager at Laminex New Zealand, “it will make sampling replenishment easy and accessible for all, regardless of location or time of day. So our customers can focus on what they do best, creating top quality kitchens, bathrooms and furniture.” The QuickChip online sample service will be live from 15 November, 2016. Visit quickchip.co.nz to get started!

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The new range of finished timber veneer panels are pre-finished with a performance coating that enhances the scratch and stain resistance of the surface when compared to traditional veneer, and eliminates the requirements for sanding, staining and coating. Made from re-coloured and reengineered veneers, the Laminex Finished Designed Timber Veneer range provides consistent colour and a linear structure through the panel and across multiple panels, eliminating the need to side or end match. Available across nine different species, these panels are available in two sided panels, or as a single sided panel with a laminated white rear side. Matching ABS laser edgetape is available for all colours. Laminex Finished Natural Timber Veneer panels are a natural, uncoloured option peeled from American Oak logs providing the natural woodgrain characteristics you would expect from a natural veneer with the added benefit of being pre-finished, providing a durable surface. As a pre-finished product the panels do not require staining, finishing or sealing and offer high scratch and stain resistance. Available in both crown and quarter cut options, matching ABS laser edgetape is available. “Traditionally, specifying a veneer product can become extremely complicated” says Laminex New Zealand Marketing Development Manager Cassey Lindberg. “This new range of Laminex finished timber veneer panels removes all of the complexity and also gives confidence in the end result; the pre-finished surface is not only extremely durable, it ensures consistency in colour and design from sample to panel.” Laminex Finished Timber Veneer panels are suitable for interior vertical and light wear horizontal applications, making them ideal for wall lining and furniture as well as office, retail and hospitality fit outs. All Laminex Timber Veneer panels are backed by a 7 year limited warranty providing peace of mind for your next project.

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Microvellum makes complex design simple Morrow furniture in Mangere, Auckland recently purchased a new CNC router with which it manufactures a varied range of one-off product from kitchens to curved seating booths. The onboard software sufficed for much of their work but before long they found the more complex nature of some of their contracts required more specialised software if the were to gain maximum efficiencies. “Our work is varied and one-off” says second generation family member Matt Morrow, “and we realised that we needed software to prepare work for the router that facilitated this.”

background in using software for design and production previously.

“We researched online and talked to colleagues before inviting Tim Veale from Microvellum to give us a demonstration of their software. We immediately liked what we saw but as AWISA was coming up decide to attend the show in Melbourne and have a good look at alternatives before finalising our decision. Following AWISA we chose Microvellum confident that it was user friendly, comprehensive in its scope and did curved work very well, which was important to us.”

“Initial demonstrations and personal tuition from Tim was very good and we needed very little after that, if we do have any queries or problems we have simply called Tim and he goes online and fixes or explains it. The library setup that comes with Microvellum is much of the reason for this it provided us with 300 cabinets that we can chop and change to suit the current job. We did need this library adapted to our methods because unlike most these days we still use stop rebates to construct our cabinets. Tim did this at the start so that all the cabinets in our library reflect that method.”

The company use three software operators, including Matt, who all have picked it up pretty easily despite having a limited

“I can’t believe how fast it is, it has sped up the whole process, previously using the onboard software we may have processed

around 30 boards a day, on a recent job using Microvellum we processed 70, it does everything, all the hinge work, drilling, rebates, and any changes automatically flow right through the entire job which is very time saving.” “It is simple to use, draw a square on a panel and tell it you want to cut that out and it will do it, you can literally draw anything you want to be cut out - you simply need to learn to push the right buttons. It has also opened up new work for us, we recently did a Maori carving as part of a job for the Waitangi museum, something we would have previously sent straight out to a sign writer.” “It is an awesome system, from the first demonstration we thought it would suit us well and so it has proved.”

An added bonus - Microvellum has opened up new possibilities in wooden signage that would have previously been outsourced to a sign writer.

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panel & solid timber work well together MCL Joinery Ltd was a long established traditional based joinery shop doing panel work and timber doors and windows using panel saws, mortice and tenoners and spindle moulders. That changed when they purchased an SCM Pratix Z2 52, a multi function flat bed machine that runs both nested panels as well as solid timber, from Machines R Us in February this year. Joinery Division Manager Ross Morgan said the decision to change to a CNC set up and purchase the SCM was required to keep the company competitive and enable them to widen their scope of work. “We arrived at the choice of this particular machine for several reasons and by narrowing down options through online research, reading magazine articles and speaking to other CNC manufacturers before talking with John Fleet from Machines R Us who I have known and had dealing with for 15 years. “MCL Joinery doesn’t just specialise in one component of joinery so needs to be flexible in its ability to produce both timber joinery and flat panel work. We also didn’t have room for two machines so we needed something versatile and capable that could handle both facets of our production. Following my own research I put our scenario to John Fleet and he proposed the SCM Pratix Z2 52 as a machine that would suit our work load, budget and space. The machine is a multi function flat bed pendulum action machine which enables flat panel work on

both ends or timber work at one and flat panel at the other, giving the ability to change immediately from solid wood to nesting without any setup. Pop up stops are placed across the table which can double as clamps when machining solid timber, necessary when carrying out heavy machining with large diameter tools. The machine is equipped with two large capacity tool changers, a drilling head including horizontals and a dedicated horizontal spindle motor for lock boxes and hinge cut-outs along with a C axis and selection of aggregate pick up tools. “We decided it was the machine for us,” says Ross. “Installation and commissioning was completed in under two weeks by Marco from Machines R Us with little inconvenience to our workshop. His knowledge and ongoing support has been extremely valuable and ensured we understood the machine, its operation and capabilities very quickly.” When selecting software to partner the machine Ross took his time to ensure they knew what they wanted. “After many hours

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The stops double as clamps - holding with vacuum only when cutting a large tenon across the grain in a single pass is not recommended.

of reading and watching online demonstration we went with Cabinet Vision from Joinery IT for the flat panel work and Alphacam from Cam Solutions for timber windows and doors and special fittings. The support network from these guys has been good in ensuring we get the most out of the machine. “Our staff have embraced the change. It was important to us that they were part of it. They were involved in the selection process and could see the way the industry had moved and that we needed to stay competitive in the market. Once installed and operating they could see that their job had become less physical and

in fact the challenge of how to best manufacture items on the CNC has encouraged our staff input. “The purchase and shift to CNC has been a big move, not only coming to terms with the new machine but also having to learn two different drawing packages at the same time. But it has been a good one, we essentially have two highly optioned machines in one, we can produce more in one day than before and produce it more efficiently - the Pratix has quickly proved its worth.” 


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Hideaway Bins now have a soft close for a sharp price Hideaway Bins are proud to announce the upgrade of its Compact bin range, and is now available with Soft Close runners. The core of the upgrade is the new soft close over extension runners, which give an extremely smooth movement. While adding the new soft close feature, the pricing has remained competitive and no functionality has been sacrificed. Like all Hideaway Bins, the Compact bin range maintains the ability for the runners to over extend, allowing easy removal of all buckets when mounted at benchtop height. Two other features have also been added to make installation easier. The new runners feature a press release disconnect device for easy installation and cleaning of the bins. To allow easier refinement of the bin installation, the door mounting bracket has also been upgraded to feature plus or minus 2 degrees’ tilt or pitch adjustment. “These enhancements to the Hideaway Compact Bin range will make them even more attractive”, says Hideaway Bins National Marketing and Sales Manager, Jesse Staines. “The closing action

of the new soft close runners makes the Compact bin range even better value for money”. The smooth closing action of soft-close runners is increasingly popular in larger kitchens, and with this new upgrade it is now a great option for areas with limited space, such as apartment kitchens and bathrooms. Bucket configurations range from a single 15L bucket through to a large 50L bucket, double units include 2 x 15L, 2 x 20L buckets and 2 x 40L bucket configuration. The smaller single bucket configurations work well in bathroom vanities where there is limited space or motor homes where the compact size is a perfect solution in a confined space. The larger double units are an ideal solution for the family kitchen assisting with waste and recycling and won’t dominate valuable cupboard space.

For further information, or to find a distributor, please contact info@hideawaybins.co.nz or visit www.hideawaybins.co.nz

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The new soft close over extension runners give an extremely smooth movement while allowing easy removal of all buckets when mounted at benchtop height.


Time is Money

Time is money In 1748, Benjamin Franklin provided this very insightful advice in ‘Advice to a Young Tradesman’. If it were true in 1748, imagine what he would say now given the unprecedented pressure of today’s manufacturing environment. Modern tools and CNC manufacturing have increased productivity and shortened lead times but unfortunately at the same time, have decreased everybody’s patience. Tradesmen are demanding one set up, the fastest machining time, cleanest finish, and no after work while customers expect a sharp look and smooth results.

Heat is a killer With time of the essence and expectations high, what else is more crucial than ever before and will help you get your modern day job done? • High precision tool holding systems: High precision chucks with ever lower balance and run out tolerances mean your cutters run truer – better finish, longer tool life and greatly improved spindle bearing life. • Hydro chucks and heat shrink chucks give greater tool concentricity. • New harder, denser, heat corrosion resistant carbides are now specially formulated for machining specific materials.

Combined with this, new substrates such as Carbon Fibre, Kevlar, Phenolic, HPL and fire resistant materials require sophisticated tool design and construction.

• New generation coatings like Marathon, Polaris, AltiN, TiAlCN improve abrasion resistance and heat resistance to extend cutter life.

Yesterday’s tooling is obsolete. It cannot hope to cope with the demands of today’s materials.

• New types of Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline diamond cut the hardest, most abrasive substrates with ease.

Today’s cutters are made from space age compounds. They have geometries impossible to produce just a couple of years ago and many have new nanocoatings. These all work in synergy - faster, higher, longer ...

• A specialist tool clamping vice will help achieve faster tooling changes. • A digital height gauge with precision ground surface plates will help you accurately pre load tools.

Whether you are using a router or a saw blade your greatest enemy is heat. With dry cutting (non-lubricated) you cannot avoid heat generation at the cutting point. Even cutting solid wood can cause heat of up to 2000°C. The secret is to dissipate the heat as fast as possible. Heat is dissipated either by building up in the tool itself or away from the tool in the cutting chip. The bigger the chip produced, the cooler the tool will run and the longer it will last. Specific coatings on your CNC cutters and sawblades will allow the heat to dissipate a lot quicker, reducing the wear to your cutting edge.

Reliability is everything Whether you’re looking at your actual cutting tools or your tooling supplier’s fast delivery and service and support, you need total confidence. That’s why the team at Tungsten & Tool offers a large stock holding, partners with the fastest delivery couriers, and sources the best tool options from around the world- fast.

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Master Joiners Awards 2016 - Best Kitchen - Wackrows Joinery

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his year’s winning entry, a kitchen in the Auckland suburb of Westmere, was designed by well known Auckland based architects Stevens Lawson Architects and manufactured and installed by this years’ winning firm Cambridge based Wackrows Joinery. The kitchen design reflects the eco friendly feel of the home it is in, with a seamless integration into the home’s timber panelling to create a natural living timber feature to the main service and living area of the home. A highlight is the 7.2 metre high NZ Tawa veneer panelling grain matched both vertically and horizontally and no visible fixing is attributable to the Laminex

Group easy clip system. The main wall below the main centre spine of the home to the external wall is made from NZ Tawa veneer as well while all the cabinetry is integrated into the New Zealand Totara sarking sloped ceiling.

washed oil system. Another challenge was to ensure the perfect fitment of the many individual panels mitred and scribed around the connecting beam to enclose the internal window joinery above the kitchen.

A challenge says Carl Riley from Wackrows Joinery was the integration of the prototype fridge unit and the Hawa bi-folding pocket doors to the pantry on the outside. “This had to be just right so that it seamlessly hid the food storage area.”

An eye catching feature are the 30mm regenerated NZ Totara fronts on the soft close drawers used both on the hob side and the island. A 45 degree mitred top and edge to fit the marble bench top is complimented by the undercut custom designed handle feature in the white washed oil finish.

The whole job saw some five months of fabrication and finishing that included the manual application of a three clear coat white

Credits Architect: Stevens Lawson Architects Design: Misako Mitchell Manufacture & Installation: Wackrow’s Joinery Benchtop/Splashback: Honed Super White Granite by Form to Function Kitchen Floor: T & G American White Oak Kitchen Drawers: 30mm regenerated NZ Totara on Intivo soft close drawers by Blum NZ Drawer Finish: Osmo White washed finish from NZ Natural Oils Undermount Sink: Franke Kubus Sink Faucet: KWC ‘Ono’ Filter water tap: Zip Hydrotap sparkling All Appliances including Hob & Oven: Miele Extract: Schweigen Waste Disposal: Insinkerator from Parex Industries - Awards Category Sponsor: Aborline Products.

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So what do we mean by 2nd generation software?

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s we see more firms embrace the technology revolution we are increasingly seeing the need for firms to look closer at the software to drive that technology. That choice will be as important as your choice of hardware.

The nested software market represents about 80% of the market and if you are to invest in a machine or have already made that jump then you need to ensure that you have good software. Not simply good software but more specifically software that solves your particular problem and meets your specific needs. Simply because you still have the software that came with the machine may not mean that it still does the job. Businesses evolve and markets evolve. Many small to medium New Zealand joinery businesses who have invested in this nesting technology will have started off with a basic package, which, at the time may have done all they required. For some that may no longer be the case.

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It needs to be able to allow you to produce one off custom units with total flexibility and ease. It needs to handle curves, arcs and splines for machine output.

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All joinery businesses have edge banders. How well does your software address this in terms of marking and reporting?

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For volume production labeling is essential. The software needs to handle this as well.

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3d presentation is a given, but easy presentation to your clients via modern technology

is important – Ipad or Smart Phone, Virtual Reality, 3d PDF, 3d printing and even web browser output. Making the change may well be a big decision, but in the fast moving world of business and technology it is the companies that embrace change that will flourish. Don’t be boxed in by you current software. If you feel you have hit the “software brick wall” then call the team at Megabits and let’s talk about how Quantum can address the issues you face.

Creative Displays have achieved major workflow improvements, in the creation of their commercial display units with the implementation of Quantum.

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This is where the Megabits Quantum solution becomes an important consideration. This software is a true “screen to machine” solution and is a genuine‘second generation” product. Combining one of the most powerful CAD programmes available worldwide with European joinery and programming expertise this solution offers flexibility and productivity gains that will enhance your bottom line. Eight things 2nd Generation software should have: 1.

The ability to import base plans from 3rd parties in any format (PDF DWG DXF etc.) is vital to improving workflow.

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The software must be flexible in meeting individual andcompanyspecific production requirements.

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Drawing and creation of standard libraries must be fast and easy. You need to know how to create rather than be given an off the shelf library. Modification of library items must also be quick and easy

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The software must allow you to draw once rather than draw the overall plan and then be forced redraw in another piece of software for machine output. This is the true “screen to machine” concept.

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Making the most of the minimalist trend Clean lines, clear-cut designs and handle-less fronts – this is the minimalist look that continues to dominate the world of kitchen design. It was very much in evidence in Europe this year, where the EuroCucina trade event in Milan showcased trend-setting kitchens to 370,000 global visitors. Sleek, uninterrupted surfaces in rich timbers and opulent dark finishes filled the exhibition halls. Hidden cooktops, drawers and even sinks were discovered in interactions. Layered storage systems were concealed behind high-fronted pull-outs or doors, with textural surfaces and mixed materials adding to the visual impact. Handles in a traditional sense were hard to find, placing a premium on ingenious hardware detailing. Kitchens were completely handleless or with an elegant mix of negative detail and handle-less fronts. The minimal look that’s sweeping Europe is proving equally popular in New Zealand. With this in mind, Blum offers a range of options to help you design handle-less doors, lift systems and pull-outs with effortless motion. Servodrive, tip-on blumotion, tip-on and blumotion make different levels of convenience possible. Whether electrical or mechanical, Blum’s comprehensive range offers a proven solution for every requirement.

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Have any of your customers ever asked for less storage? It’s unlikely. Providing flexible storage areas without being overwhelmed by clunky cupboards is a persistent requirement in modern kitchen layouts. So the focus goes on creating ample storage spaces that don’t complicate the design. Blum can help you streamline the entire process by using just one drawer type throughout the whole kitchen. Building your client a space tower with either tandembox or legrabox will unify the kitchen design as well as simplify the manufacturing process.

It’s all about flexibility – flexible access, flexible storage and flexible design. The height, width and depth of a space tower can be adjusted to your client’s individual storage space requirements. This approach is great for renovation too, as there are no restrictive fixed widths. This practical pantry solution makes full use of the space available, down to the last millimetre. It’s a systematic approach that makes it simple to build an elegant storage solution which truly meets your customers’ requirements. Ask your Blum Sales Rep for the latest space tower brochure and planning guide.


The M Series sliding door hardware at its best from Mardeco International The M Series range of sliding door hardware by Mardeco International represents a new age of flush pull handles and privacy locks for timber and aluminium sliding doors. Packed with innovation and sophistication, these sleek, modern handles express simplicity through uncompromising design. Mardeco International took its time to get the range perfect with quality and ease of use being at the core of every aspect, from the handles themselves to the installation resources and packaging. Designed here in New Zealand the M Series is what Mardeco International is all about: quality, great design and good service. This hardware comes with detailed installation instructions and additional parts for multiple applications giving your project a cohesive look. The design of the M Series is a salutary one. Mardeco International, a leading supplier of designer architectural hardware, approached Blender, a recognised product design company with engineering expertise and a reputation of turning ideas into manufactured product, to create a new range of cavity slider hardware. With such a big gap between the top end products and the cheap, often poorly made flush pulls available, Mardeco International was keen to produce a high quality product without the massive price tag. “The challenge came in designing a product that was not only versatile enough to deal with different types of doors, but that set itself apart from the many other flush pulls on the market.” comments Mardeco International’s Managing Director Marcel Eikenaar. With team brainstorming Blender narrowed down the best idea and design direction and using the latest 3D CAD tools to create an accurate virtual model of the products and further developed the finer technical and design details of the M Series. Using 3D CAD software Blender were able to speedily prototype and test the products concerned. The final versions of the cavity slider hardware when they were made were simple yet advanced with several unique features. They not only can be used on wooden and aluminium doors of different thicknesses they also have interchangeable parts meaning they can suit a number of different backsets. With a sleek, smooth feel and the unique lock mechanism they feature a really attractive positive locking action. So much so the M Series to date has had significant positive feedback. Blender worked closely with the selected manufacturer to make any final design improvements raising its quality and reducing cost so that this ensured Mardeco International had the best possible product that sat at an affordable price point. For more information contact Mardeco International Ltd Ph. 0800 820 840, email: info@mardeco.co.nz or visit www.m-series.co.nz

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Award Concepts acquires Morgan & Aickin Ltd

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fter nearly 70 years in business the owners of Morgan & Aickin Ltd. made the tough decision to sell the company and begin enjoying retirement. We at Award Concepts, took the opportunity to purchase Morgan & Aickin Ltd. and have recently relocated Morgan & Aickin into our modern warehouse in East Tamaki. All contact details such as telephone, fax and email addresses remain the same. We will continue to supply the timber joinery trade with the excellent products that they have come to expect over the last 25 years. We are committed to developing new products to meet the demands of the ever changing timber joinery trade, combing best prices with best quality. Our products include brass hinges in a variety of finishes, standard and heavy duty stainless steel hinges in 304 and 316 grade and also the comprehensive product range of architectural hardware from DELF. All our hinges and hardware are NZS4211 compliant and are designed to accommodate weather seals. We have what you need to complete your window or door from the hinges to the locks and latches making us a one stop shop. 

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The Hafele range of pushto-open solutions allows for the pure simplicity of flowing clean lines in any design application.

Häfele solutions for handle-less drawers and overhead cupboards

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ith strong aesthetics and minimalistic designs incorporating handle free furniture, Häfele is proud to bring you a range of solutions for all your doors, drawers and flaps. Our range of push-to-open solutions allows for the pure simplicity of flowing clean lines in any design application. In association with Grass, Häfele can offer three different levels of supply for push-to-open drawers; Sensomatic, an ElectroMechanical solution offering an electronically guided opening with a traditional mechanical soft close and our standard Tipmatic runners, offering mechanical opening and closing system. The third and latest inclusion to our range for push-to-open drawers is our Tipmatic Soft Close which will be available from January 2017. The Tipmatic Soft-Close system incorporates a retro-fit mechanism that works alongside our liquid damper runner range for Nova Pro and Dynapro which also includes the minimalist drawer system,Vionaro. The advantage of the Tipmatic Soft-Close system is that you can use the standard runner selection and then offer an optional upgrade to Tipmatic

Soft-Close at any stage in the design process – with no drilling adjustments necessary. In addition the Tipmatic Soft-Close maintains a very low opening force and retains that familiar soft close action. Depending on the width and weight stored within the drawer, the system can be adjusted to three settings to ensure the smoothest of actions. Also scheduled for release in early 2017 is E-Touch for all Häfele FREE Family flap fittings – our exclusive Häfele engineered overhead door fittings. This retrofit solution can be used with all existing products within the FREE Family – Free Flap, Free Swing, Free Up and Free Fold. By installing to the existing unit there is no need to adjust any installation for the Free unit, simply attach the electric mechanism to the lifter and it becomes an electronic solution. Gently pressing on the cabinet front will silently open the flap – then to close, a button mounted on each side of the carcase is in easy reach.

Contact Häfele now for more information. 0800 4 HÄFELE.


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What’s different about our materials? Our polypropylene Alphatape™ is custom made by MKT in Germany. The hard functional layer on the back of the edgetape (the bit that gets melted) is essential to creating a seamless edge that will stay that way long term. It also completely welds to itself in the corners and is colourfast.

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What’s different about our machinery? Our Homag edgebanders have been specially spec’ed and custom made to suit our (and your) requirements. They are regularly maintained and adjusted to ensure the best edge possible. Machine setup greatly influences the final look. An expensive machine is worthless if not properly set up and maintained. What about our men? Our clever MMM (Machinery Maintenance Man!) constantly tests and analyzes our machinery and finished product to ensure a high standard is maintained. The doors are cut, clashed, checked and packed by our hardworking team. Our friendly team are always here to answer any questions you may have, and are happy to guide you through our process and help you in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our aim is to supply the highest quality product available in New Zealand - you can rest assured that we will stand by our product with our 10 year warranty.

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The industry relies on a prompt and reliable delivery and just as importantly products made to the highest standard possible. In this regard the finishing of our caskets is paramount.

Getting the right look A leading supplier to the funeral industry, Western Caskets Ltd in Kumeu, West Auckland has from small beginnings back in 1979 grown to become one of New Zealand’s largest casket makers producing well over 10,000 caskets annually. For both cremation (nearly 70% of all services) and burial, the majority of caskets are made from medium density fibreboard (MDF) with a wood grain transfer or a true timber veneer. Solid wood caskets are of course still made but form a lesser percentage these days. JOINERS Magazine spoke with founder and Managing Director Ed Campbell about trends in casket design and the all important finish. Western Caskets like most in the funeral industry deal exclusively with the funeral parlours and their funeral directors. “The industry is one that relies on a prompt and reliable delivery and just as importantly products made to the highest standard possible. In this regard the finishing of our caskets (and indeed our wooden urns) is paramount.” Mr Campbell says. The factory has three spray booths in action. Colours have changed little over the years with the most popular being clear over wood grains followed by white. Although the trend is still for basic colours there is a growing element of people wanting ‘customised’ caskets using a wide variety of colours. All the paints are two pot with a preference for high solid and hi gloss characteristics. “Our topcoats and white paint in particular come through our preferred supplier PPG Industries” Mr Campbell points out.

There is room for other colours as head polisher for the company Andrew Ashby points out. “We do see a range of colours where the colour matching service from PPG has proved quite useful. Same day in many cases.” Much of the MDF used is with a paper laminate which is then spray finished with hi gloss top coats. “We also find the NGR 190 stain range in its demonstration box most useful in getting just the right stain finish a particular client may need.” What about technology, has it had an impact? “Most certainly” comments Mr Campbell, “the SCM made CNC machinery we use has made production more streamlined while the Biesse beam saw has speeded up the process in what is a very competitive business. The up to the minute spray gear from Kremlin using two pot spray systems means we make for a top quality job every time.”

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Wi t h a d o z e n e x p e r i e n c e d personnel on the floor Western Caskets keeps itself ahead of the competition. Mr Campbell comments “We use a total production model so there is very little out sourcing of our product. This gives us greater control over what and how much we manufacture.” What about things ‘different’? “There is still a place for traditional solid wood caskets as well as caskets in a wide variety of colours and we cater for them. We have seen more interest taken in so called ‘eco’ caskets as well. We produce a traditionally styled timber casket made in pine or macrocarpa in plain or an oiled finish as part of this market. Different colours in painted finishes are also popular as well.” 

Although the trend is still for basic colours there is a growing element of people wanting ‘customised’ caskets using a wide variety of colours.

For more information contact Ed Campbell at Western Caskets ltd Ph. 09 412 9859 or sales@ westerncaskets.co.nz or website www.westerncaskets.co.nz


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Tanova Simplex 1x40 litre plastic hamper for 450mm cabinet

Tanova Deluxe 2x40 litre plastic hampers for 600mm cabinet.

Tanova laundry systems new plastic baskets increase options Tanova pull-out laundry baskets, bins and bags are ideal solutions for managing household laundry and laundry storage. Built into laundry design they utilise space efficiently, while keeping laundry neat and out of sight. Available in both Tanova Deluxe and Tanova Simplex systems the options of powder coated steel baskets or fabric bag are well established. Now Tanova offers several new model options with convenient, light weight plastic baskets. Tanova’s Laundry Pull Out System: An Overview

New Options with Plastic Baskets

Designed for quick and easy installation, Tanova’s standard drawer front connection allows for full 6-way adjustment, making for a perfect fit. These pull out laundry systems, designed and assembled in New Zealand, feature a fully integrated cushioning system for consistently quiet closing and super smooth drawer slides that extend well past usual bench overhangs for effortless removal of baskets. The heavy duty bin carriage is manufactured from steel for added strength and durability.

9 models with plastic hampers are available in the Tanova Laundry Pull Out range

Deluxe laundry pull outs available for cabinets 350mm, 400mm, 450mm and 600mm wide

Deluxe options for 450mm and 600mm wide cabinets have two 40L baskets. Choose to have both baskets in classic white, or one in white and one in blue to aid prewash sorting

Tanova Deluxe pull out models carry a 60kg load, with soft close as standard, while Tanova Simplex pull out models carry a 45kg load. For those seeking a retrofit option, there are also base mounted, drawer fitted options that provide a frame and basket to fit most standard existing drawers.

Deluxe options for 350mm and 400mm cabinets have one white basket

Simplex pull outs available for cabinets 300mm and 450mm wide, with a base mounted drawer fitted option available for 300mm cabinets

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The Simplex TB40L.45DS model for 450mm cabinets requires only 355mm installation depth so is ideal for installation in bathroom vanities and in wardrobes. Its coverless design also makes it ideal for installation under a laundry chute

Extra plastic baskets are available separately

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software entry inexpensive & easy Long established joinery company Lee Brothers in Rotorua is a traditional firm producing anything from timeless timber joinery to modern and innovative kitchens and cabinetry fittings. We asked current owner, Paul Ingram about his software experiences since adopting Cabinet Vision several years ago. Here is what he had to say. We have been using Cabinet Vision Solid Essential for several years to produce drawings both for presenting to customers and then for production drawings to be worked from. The Essential version was an inexpensive way to get into a quality drawing package and required very little in the way of training to get started. Subsequently, we purchased a Biesse CNC router in 2014 and utilised the software that came with the machine. We invested quite a bit of time into developing the spreadsheet and it worked well for us initially and gave us a good understanding of programming. Two years down the track we were looking to streamline and automate our production. There are several solutions available

and having looked around and trialed a couple I chose Cabinet Vision and purchased at Awisa this year. I already knew Phil Smith and Jason Chittenden of Joinery IT from their support of our Cabinet Vision Essential packages. Jacqueline Crossley was helpful with her experience as someone who has used Cabinet Vision for production. I went with the package Joinery IT suggested – Solid Advanced and S2M Standard. We bought a production license and an additional drafter key for design. We were also able to trade our essential licenses in against the new package. We were running jobs from Cabinet Vision to the CNC straight away and had only a couple of very minor adjustments to make. Support from Joinery IT was

we want to manufacture, it’s saved to the library and is ready to use again. To date there have not been any cabinets we’ve been unable to produce. Joinery IT have been very responsive when it comes to fine tuning and setting up any processes that we have specifically requested. very good getting things up and running and making sure we were productive immediately. We are 3 months in now and already have a reasonable library that we are fine tuning and adding to. Once I had a basic understanding about how the cabinet editing works the software allowed me to build and fully detail cabinets so that drilling and routing at the assembly stage can be almost eliminated. Once a cabinet has been detailed to how

Cabinet Vision produces efficiently optimized nesting and the reports for ordering of materials are useful and accurate. I’ve found the software very user friendly and any new users will find it easy to learn. Now that design and production are both using the same software and from the same database we are able to customise and systemise our operation from initial design through detailing and manufacture. 

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Simple and easy to use! With automated features like cabinet to cabinet grain matching, 6th faced full sheet nesting, bridge nesting, automatic mitre operations with automatic part clearance on the nest, Cabinet Vision makes those “custom” jobs a breeze from concept to manufacture. Joinery IT will deliver the ideal solution for any cabinet manufacture wanting to streamline their business. Our market leading software, Cabinet Vision, is a true design-to-manufacturing software. Find out more about Cabinet Vision’s features and potential for your business at cabinetvision.co.nz Download the FREE TRIAL to get started today

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Weimann - proccessing large CLT panel When the Southern Hemisphere’s only Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing plant opened in 2012 there was no automated equipment. Even the handling gear for the fingerjointer was made out of test panels of CLT instead of steel. The huge CLT panels were machined by carpenters with large handtools. Today it is all done on a CNC machine. Establishing a CLT plant in New Zealand required quite a leap of faith from the shareholders. “When I reflect back now on what we did, starting XLam in New Zealand, it’s hard to believe,” says Robin Jack, the recently retired CEO.” We built a plant making a product no one knew how to use, that no one had even heard of! But someone had to go first – CLT is the biggest opportunity I’ve seen in my 40 years in the timber industry.” After proving a market for CLT existed, the next step for the XLam shareholders was a little more clear-cut – investing in a Weinmann WMP240 to machine the CLT panels the factory was producing. “Actually, we didn’t have many problems with the handtools, because we employed skilled staff who took pride in their work,” explains Neil Dodunski, XLam’s General Manager. “But it was a business constraint – we couldn’t grow any bigger without speeding up our panel-finishing operations.”

The Weimann WMP240, makes the precise machining of large and irregular panels possible.

“The same staff that used to work on the panels with handtools now are responsible for working in Lignocam to prepare the files for the Weinmann WMP240” explains Neil. “They were initially worried that their jobs might be changed when the CNC arrived, but we explained that actually, their tool box just got a lot bigger. The knowledge of wood and machining is still very important when deciding the right way to tackle a job, and their attention to detail is great.”

The 5-axis capabilities of the WMP240 provide XLam with a wide range of design options. “We like to tell architects that if they can draw it, we can assist in bringing their designs into reality,” says Gary, A fine example of our capabilities is the Torea Studio, with no two panels being constructed in the same way”. The geometric capabilities of CNC manufacturing for the manufacture of CLT elements provide a compelling reason to use timber as an alternative construction material.

New CEO Gary Caulfield has a strong background in construction, and feels that the onsite use of CLT is a great improvement over traditional construction materials: “CLT is a very clean product to install resulting in clean and tidy construction sites, this also results on an increased level of safety on-site. Safety is a key focus in the construction industry in Australasia. Construction sites using CLT technology result in a considerable shift from constructing building elements on-site into a controlled factory environment. This has the added advantage of ensuring the workmanship and assembly of building elements is carried out with precision”.

XLam is located in Nelson partially because of the timber engineering capabilities in the region and because of the opportunities for collaboration within like-minded organisations. “We use LVL in certain applications to either complement or be a part of our own products”, says Sam Leslie. “For instance, we sometimes use LVL as the outer layer for a shear wall. We want to use the most appropriate product for every job, and while CLT is great in a wide range of applications, sometimes there are opportunities to work with other materials”.

Torea Studio - no two panels were the same.

It’s not just about safety though, another important attribute is CLT’s speed of assembly on-site. “A significant benefit for stakeholders using CLT is the reduction in the construction program time”, says Gary.“Our panels can be very large so it’s usually no problem for us to place over 100m2 per hour on site.”

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In other instances, such as the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, the whole structure of the building was LVL and XLam machined the components on the WMP240. The WMP240 was selected as the equipment of choice because the irregular shapes of the building design made it impossible to machine in a throughfeed beam processor. The building is a showcase of seismic design and reduced weight construction – the whole building above ground weighs less than the four concrete footings it sits on! The structural system does

however rely on extremely tight machining tolerances in the factory – every part must fit together perfectly to form an efficient system. The precision of the machine is such that small holes were made in the panels so that a laser could be shot directly through the different panels to aid alignment on site. XLam continues to grow, on both sides of the Tasman Sea. In 2015, Hyne Timber – Australia’s largest privately owned timber supply company – acquired a substantial stake in XLam representing a significant investment. The Nelson plant currently supplies both the New Zealand and the Australian markets, but XLam is in the process of establishing a manufacturing facility in Australia, with production expected mid 2017. 


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Airtight monopolise extraction at AWISA At the recent AWISA in Melbourne, Airtight Solutions was responsible for providing the dust extraction for virtually every woodworking machine on site. A huge task in planning and logistics involving liaison with all the major machinery suppliers and the installation of multiple filters and collectors, connected by around 30,000 pieces of ducting, manifolds and transition pieces. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Airtight’s NZ General Manager Brett Borthwick about the experience and benefits of the venture. Airtight’s history of providing extraction systems at the show started several editions back providing extraction services for Biesse who have one of the larger machinery stands at the show. “Watching from across the aisle Ross Campbell from Homag noticed how smoothly the Biesse setup went and engaged us to provide the service for Homag at the next AWISA,” says Brett. “At the following show Masterwood and Gabbetts (now SCM Australia) did the same and the word continued to spread, until at the last edition earlier this year Airtight virtually hooked up every machine in the place up.” “Logistically it is a big and intense job. We are only given access to the expo centre 4-5 days prior to the show opening, everything has to be done in a short space of time and we need to get it right first time. Even tougher than the real thing.”

“We allocated a project manager to each company and for all intent and purpose treat each stand as a factory job, the only difference being the ducting support which is of a temporary nature. Each company provides us with their site layout and extraction requirements and our project manager co-ordinates the job, organises the platform lifts, deals with the inevitable late changes to plans and configuration and test runs to ensure everything is working for the first morning demonstrations.” While the work puts a lot of extra pressure on Airtight prior to the show. “We also have our own stand to organise” says Brett, the benefits are many and varied. “We do charge for our service, but the real benefits are elsewhere. It reinforces our working contacts with these companies and shows them how we operate and the qualities of the systems we install, meaning they can recommend us with confidence to future

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machinery buyers. We also tend to sell most of the filters and a lot of the ducting at the show as subsequent to any machinery sold by these companies they tend to send the buyers over to us to do a deal on the extraction. We sold about 10 filters at Melbourne with associated ducting and transition pieces. “A real plus in these instances and at AWISA in general is that we tend to connect with both managers and operators allowing us to understand their business from both a shop floor and management viewpoint - we learn what is important to them. “The benefits are such that we are likely to continue down this path at future AWISA’s,” says Brett, “and given the satisfaction and comments coming from those in charge of the machinery companies exhibiting at AWISA it is likely they will want to do the same.” 

Airtight’s ducting is quick to set up, accurate and looks good and the extraction units are perhaps the best we have ever used - our stand has been dust free since using them Ross Campbell CEO Homag

Having Airtight involved in the process gives us confidence that our machines will be displayed and perform to their best Luke Tenaglia CEO Biesse


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Amorini – new product releases Amorini NZ is associated to a greater Global Amorini Family with operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong, and has established itself as a supplier of premium quality components to the building industry. The Amorini group has been sourcing quality products for more than twenty years, and bringing to market at fair and affordable price points. DUROPAL WORKTOPS Adding to the already popular Duropal Quadra Worktop, Amorini has added the Duropal Streamline Worktop. Quadra worktops have a 3mm tight formed radius edge profile and are now available in 14 décors. Streamline worktops have a 2mm PVC laser front square edge profile with two décor options to choose from.

Duropal Worktop Features: • Duropal worktops are 39mm thick • Duropal worktops are resistant to reasonable heat • Duropal worktops are resistant to stains from everyday use • Duropal worktops have a complete Moisture Vapour Seal to the underside of top

The most attractive feature of Infinity is the seamless joining, which make the worktop appear as if it has been created from a single piece. Waterfall ends can give a modern continuous design and under-mount sinks are easily integrated, creating a seamless continuous look and feel. Two new colours available now. Bird Bath

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Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are a 4mm fire-retardant solid compact material, available in four colours. Compact is resistant to wear, impact, making it long lasting and easy to clean. This flexible splashback doesn’t require special tooling and is easy to install.

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Infinity worktops are 100% acrylic, solid surface benchtops Infinity worktops are easy to maintain and re-polish Scratches are easily polished away Infinity worktops are nonporous and have seamless joins, unlike granite, marble reconstituted stone or laminates Exceptional hygiene standards makes them ideal for domestic and commercial applications

Amorini has combined these great worktops, with a very intuitive online web solution. Design, quote and order, using our online platform, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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investment in Felder allows new work On a quiet back section sits the large premises of Christchurch’s Claim to Frame joinery. Established in 1994 the company is wellknown for their hospitality, retail and pharmaceutical fit-outs across the country. With 18 staff, including 12 working in the factory or installing, they’re a busy team. Claim to Frame is led by Owner Rob Barlass and Operations Manager Brent Drake. Earlier in the year a large contract came up that Brent and Rob knew would require investment in extra plant. An opportunity not to be missed, they realised they needed another CNC machine to undertake the extra work, and soon settled on the Format-4 HO8 Pro with a pusher, from the Felder Group. With an older Weeke on the factory floor they were already familiar with CNC, so had a good idea of what they required in a new machine. Brent explains: “factors we considered were operating speed and reliability. Also, because of our limited space we were aware the machine would be encroaching on our assembly area, so we wanted it to be quiet – so those working nearby would have the best possible working environment.” Made in Austria and featuring the type of componentry and performance you’d expect from a European CNC, the HO8 Pro has performed exactly as expected. “The machine’s reliability is key” says Brent. “The contract we purchased the machine for is irregular, but when we get the order then we have just a couple of days to process between 200 and 300 sheets of 12mm ply, machined to exacting tolerances. To get this done we have to run the machine fast and for long runs, so we needed dependability and stability to avoid vibration. Having the pusher increases our throughput as does the bed vacuuming feature. If we’d had more room we’d have incorporated a more efficient loading system too, but space means we have to load the machine from the front”. When they’re not rushing to meet an urgent order, Claim to Frame now use the Format-4 HO8 Pro for their regular workload as well.

CNC operator Harjot Singh ‘Gill in front of the HO8,

“We hadn’t planned to” says Brent, “but the machine links seamlessly to our existing software, and we’re getting an excellent finish, so we are pushing more and more across it.” Another new asset helping productivity in the factory is the HO8’s operator: Harjot Singh, known as Gill. “Gill came to us straight out of tech, and he’s picked up the CNC operation a lot faster than we expected,” says Brent, “and he’s very quickly become a key part of our team.” With many years of experience of the specialist nature and quirks of commercial and hospitality fit-outs, Claim to Frame have built up a reputation for quality and efficiency. Their network of key clients and strong relations in

the construction industry keeps the workshop busy, and regular referrals only help expand their customer-base. With the benefits flowing from the two new members of the team - the HO8 Pro and Gill as operator – the future looks positive at Claim to Frame.

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Cutshop breaks ground in the Waikato The third New Zealand Cutshop franchise officially opened in the industrial heart of Te Rapa, Hamilton at the end of October. New franchisee Keith Hofer spoke with JOINERS Magazine about the opportunity Cutshop Waikato presents for him and his clientele in Hamilton and the Waikato region. “Cutshop Waikato is about contract cutting. We see a real opportunity for local joiners, cabinetmakers, kitchen manufacturers and shopfitters in the Waikato region to lift their game and increase their productivity by using our services,” comments Keith. “We have been underway here for some three months now and the interest has been really encouraging. In part this is due to us having the latest technology that they can use and so don’t need to buy themselves.” In particular, they have the new 1586 model of inline edgebander utilizing NIR (Near Infrared Radiation) from German manufacturers Holzher and an American made CNC flatbed router from Thermwood. “The 1586 in particular combines two really useful technologies in the GluJet glue changing unit that enables the use of both PUR and EVA glues and the Ltronic laser edging unit. It offers high quality invisible joins and a flexibility to be envied.” Keith comments.

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Keith Hofer and Anthony Puddle with the Holzher 1586


The Thermwood gantry based router with its powerful eCabinet Software offers size (3660mm x 2170mm flatbed) along with automatic tool change for speedy, accurate production in a timely fashion with a wide range of design options. For example,“We can provide flat packed cabinetry quickly and efficiently. Assembly can also be done but is an extra service. The other opportunity for local businesses is to push overflow work to Cutshop which in turn does away with the overhead of extra staff – making for an important cost saving. What we offer is an opportunity for local businesses to upscale their operations without the burden of capital equipment outlay. Using our services reduces their net costs. We also offer some interesting options such as the ability to create etchings with the Thermwood router, an important extra especially for shopfitters.” What motivated Keith to get into this business? “I came from an IT background but saw the investment opportunity for a new business in the Hamilton/Waikato region which is a fast growing region.” In preparation he had been advertising on local radio in the lead up to the

official opening. “Social media has also been important in reaching our target audience of joiners, cabinetmakers and kitchen and bathroom manufacturers.” The standard turnaround by Cutshop outlets is five days. “We adhere to this standard and exercise quality control to ensure everything that goes out the door is as the customer wants.” says Keith. The future looks a bright one as Cutshop Waikato goes to market. Keith emphasises “We have an exciting, practical offer which will be of interest to our target audience.”

For more information contact Keith Hofer at Cutshop Waikato 47 Northway St, Te Rapa, Hamilton, phone 07 444 5545 or 027 5413500 or email keith.hofer@cutshop.com

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Modular filter built by Greg Rabbitte and staff over the recent long weekend.

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over Labour weekend Quality joiner builds own filter in record time Greg and Trudi Rabbitte started their Joinery business 10 years ago with Greg basically as ‘the’ key joiner, a ‘one man band’. Due to their meticulous attention to clients taste’s and requirements, their business has expanded rapidly and Greg now oversees a team implementing the manufacturing side, whilst designer Trudi works with the clients to enable them to achieve their dream space. The company’s focus, completely on their customer, their customer’s lifestyle and the opportunities offered by the space available, has allowed Rabbitte Joinery to produce amazing solutions: "kitchens are individually constructed to suit each client’s unique design" confirms Trudi. Realising he needed a new extraction system to cope with the volumes of dust created from constantly adding more machines, Greg spoke with Geoff Ebdon from NZDUCT+FLEX for some weeks, on and off before

confirming his order with them. One of the key decision factors for choosing NZ DUCT+FLEX was that Greg decided to assemble the actual Modular filter himself. NZ DUCT+FLEX delivered the components, with a manual, photos and a promise to be on the end of an email or the telephone if there were any issues. Geoff Ebdon, Sales Manager for NZ DUCT+FLEX says if you can design and install a kitchen you can easily install your own extraction system. Owners just need a bit of guidance as to the duct sizes and that of the fan and filter unit. “Several of our customers, for various reasons have decided to assemble the filters themselves. Our company is happy to offer it as an option to those businesses where they are hands on and already constructing installations on a daily basis. I congratulate Greg and his team for an excellent job done in a very short time. I pointed out to him that our own employed


experienced installers are doing this weekly and would assemble the units quicker perhaps, but Greg decided to have a go himself, and even if he used a couple more parts, overall he has saved some thousands, with no installation and travel costs to cover. Greg proved it can be done ‘in house’ and has now fully future proofed himself to expand later on by choosing a modular filter unit which can be added to with no wasted parts.” “The JKF 3 Modular system with matching modern direct drive (no more belts to worry about) 7.5kw fan is the most popular combination we sell” said Geoff. “We have dozens of these around the country and we have never changed a filter sock, never had a blockage and never had to revisit or touch any of them in any way. It’s a really reliable solution for a woodworking business and can easily be expanded if the business grows.” Greg will be able to enlarge the unit himself by removing the end panel, adding another module and bolting the ends on again. Servicing these units consists of oiling the fan shaft occasionally. In addition, Greg invested in a Variable Speed Drive and Fan Speed Sensor which is particularly useful for business with large CNC machines – if the CNC, which uses the bulk of the suction, is not running, the sensor slows the fan down, increasing it again as additional demand is made on the system.

RABBITTE JOINERY’S Extraction system FAN JKF 30D 7.5kW (with VSD) FILTER JKF E3-HL Modular Filter ROTARY VALVE JKF RV0500 DUCTING A complete ‘LipLock®’ modular system – galvanised at source in Sweden for best possible corrosion protection. These components are all sourced from the same company JKF – designed to work together and backed by JKF Industri’s (Denmark) warranty as to performance to ISO 9001. 2008, ISO 018001 and the Danish Environmental standard ISO 14001 – so no concerns with work safety or your local environment.

The sensor is given preset parameters set up by NZ DUCT+FLEX’s engineer Neal England in house. A simple phone call between Neal and Greg’s electrician has everything programmed in 10 minutes. The result is Greg’s fan runs at the speed needed, saving power and reducing the noise of the fan – which is inside. But if he needs more power he can do so at the touch of a button if he adds new machines later. Geoff Ebdon says “We can visit a site, advise on the important components, getting the fan, filter and duct diameter size’s correct and leave owner operators to do the actual assembly. Our ‘LipLock®’ modular ducting is simple to install. Straights, bends, blast gates and branch pieces just join together with lock rings, so if you can build a train set for the kids, you can fit our ducting.” The LipLock® system has the added advantage of being able to be reused and reconfigured if a layout does need to be changed, making it the most economic and flexible choice medium and long term.

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And now that it’s all up and running, Greg has the satisfaction that he has saved himself some install costs, and can add extra machinery / duct easily in the future.” Greg says he is pleased he followed the self build option and would recommend it to other joiners. In the end it was not as difficult as he expected it to be. A couple of phone calls were made to NZ DUCT+FLEX at the beginning, and due to their high stock holding, any additional items were able to be couriered out for the next day when inevitably things changed slightly. Rabbittes own philosophy is that “The kitchen and bathroom are the most complex and important in your home, and therefore are important to get right, as you live with the results for years to come.” Greg feels he has also followed through with this principle with the choice of his dust extraction system. Its all working well. For further information www.rabbittejoinery.co.nz www.nzduct.co.nz www.jkf.dk

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Over the course of the event eight standing contracts were signed (by New Zealanders) on machines ranging from the 1380 to the 1380XL and the 1057, an entry corner machine with the new Glue Jet system.

Meeting at AWISA were from left Frank Epple (Holzher GM), Mike French (TMS Director), Gregor Baumbush (Michael Weinig AG) and Neil Forbes (Holzher Australia)

Holzher makes its mark at AWISA 2016 A WISA 2016, held this year in Melbourne, was a particular success for German machinery manufacturer Holzher and their parent company Michael Weinig AG. The two manufacturers had their stands adjacent to each other at the show. Some 350 registered visitors to the Holzher stand during the four days of the event made for a really successful outcome for Holzher. It was particularly successful for the New Zealand agent for Holzher, Mike French of Technical Machinery Services Ltd. (TMS). Over the course of the event eight standing contracts were signed on machines ranging from the 1380 to the 1380XL and the 1057, an entry corner machine with the new Glue Jet system. “There was a lot of interest in the Lumina 1380-1375 edgebanding models as an affordable option to the grander Lumina 1586. Everyone was impressed with the joint less finish on both the Laser and the EVA/PUR versions. NIR (Near Infrared Radiation) as a glue activating technology really caught the eye of attendees to the show.” comments Mike. Another machine to gain attention was the Holzher nesting CNC with its included nesting and design software (cabinet control), high quality drives and the high flow vacuum

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table. The Holzher Evolution with its 4 edge routing system (meaning it is able to work on all four sides) and its low space requirement (only two square metres) also caught the eye. Mike recalls “The Holzher beam saw and the wall saw also attracted quite a bit of attention.” The show was also a good opportunity to catch up with his European counterparts. “It was great to catch up with Gregor Baumbush from the Michael Weinig management board as well as seeing Frank Epple, Managing Director of Holzher to discuss the success of their products in New Zealand.” says Mike.

“With the sales we secured at the show and the positive feedback we had from existing clients it has set a good foundation for future business in New Zealand for Holzher. It really goes to show you can satisfy people’s needs with a small dedicated team like we have at TMS.” Mike’s company provides for not only sales of Holzher machinery but also spare parts and servicing. 

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he new Lumina 1380 offers a unique combination for processing panels: two systems for perfectly invisible joints and which are unbeatable in terms of speed and cost efficiency. The GluJet glue application system and the new Ltronic laser edging unit are at the heart of the new Lumina 1380. For a lower cost option there is the new Lumina 1375. The GluJet glue application system in combination with the new Holzher thin film technology make it the allrounder for both craftsmen and industrial users. Visual zero joints with PUR glue which allows for use in wet areas, are standard with Holzher technology. Wafer thin glue joints which are easily equivalent to industrial laser edges are easy to achieve with the GluJet system. From the state of the art high gloss edging right up to solid wood edging with very high

cross sections the appearance remains unequalled. The GluJet system means you can process PUR glue on a standard basis just as easily as EVA glue. This provides a strong argument for you and your customers offering quality advantages in all areas of cabinetmaking. A true winner: no additional glue basin or expensive nitrogen tanks, a high strength joint for an extremely long service life with solid resistance to heat and water. With the new laser edging unit the Ltronic co-extruded and subsequently coated ‘Laser edging’ can be processed. The NIR module in the Ltronic unit can transfer heat energy quickly and to the specific point required making it ideal for activation of function layers on laser edging. This leads to visually perfect results: tone in tone with invisible joints. With no heat up time so

ready for immediate use, noiseless processing and minimal cleaning work the Ltronic is a real pioneer in terms of energy efficiency. Other notable features of the 1380 include an 18.5 inch touch screen colour monitor for simple operation, easy program recall and all information displayed in plain text or graphic form and edge thickness of up to 20mm and work piece thickness of up to 60mm. The Ltronic laser edging changeover unit with NIR (near infrared radiation) can handle edge heights to 23mm or 45mm (optional) and is available for immediate use with an edging library with easy selection from the touchscreen. The GluJet automatic changeover gluing station uses cartridges or granules with a purging hole for an automatic cleaning system eg for cleaning out PUR glue.

The NIR module in the Ltronic unit transfers heat energy quickly and to the specific point required making it ideal for activation of function layers on laser edging.

There are many more features which you can find out about by contacting Mike French at Technical Machinery Services (TMS) Ltd, the New Zealand agents for Holzher on 021 353 632 or mike@techms.co.nz 

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Double Glazing in exterior timber joinery With reference to our previous article in the September issue there is a new dimension for the Exterior Timber Joinery Shop. In most circumstances exterior joinery must be compliant with the performance standard NZS 4211. In addition, windows and doors typically need double glazing to comply with H1/AS1, which became a requirement when Building Code Clause “H1 Energy Efficiency” was introduced in 2007. As much as joiners need to upskill to build compliant joinery they also need to understand what is required for the glazing. Double glazing is a different beast from single glazing and it is a mistake to treat them the same.Glazing must be installed in a certain way to be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. Double glazing is typically done with an Insulating Glass Unit or IGU. This is a manufactured product, which is the big difference when compared with a single pane of glass. A single pane of glass is in fact a commodity or raw material, a great commodity which has been around for centuries. The history of glassmaking can be traced back to 3500 BC in Mesopotamia. Archaeological evidence suggests that the first true glass was made in coastal north Syria, Mesopotamia or ancient Egypt. The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of glass are “silicate glasses” based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. With regard to installing a single pane of glass it is generally accepted that not much can go wrong, other than leaks, using glazing beads, putty or silicone. It is an absolute different story for IGUs. As a manufactured product it has a life span, which is mainly depending on the level of exposure to the elements. In other words, correct installation of the unit will have a big impact on the long term performance of the product.

An IGU consists of two (or more) glass panes, spaced apart around the edges by a spacer which includes a desiccant (hygroscopic material which works similarly as the little sacks you find in packaging to keep product dry).The spacer is visible at the edge and is normally black or silver. The unit is sealed together with one or more sealants, usually visible as the black outside edge. The space in between the panes can contain air or argon gas. The biggest enemy of an IGU is trapped moisture, which deteriorates the seal around the edge of the unit. The sealant keeps the unit together and protects the desiccant, which in turn keeps the gas or air in good condition. If the seal is broken the unit fails, moisture will get in between the panes causing permanent condensation. The accumulation of moisture will ultimately cause the timber sash and glazing bead to rot out. The unit needs to be installed allowing drainage and ventilation all round. Drainage describes the direct shedding of rainwater and condensation. This is accommodated by cavities around the units, a slope on the bottom rail in combination with drainage holes in the beading and/or through holes, which run from underneath the unit to the underside of the sash. The cavities around the units are created using santoprene or silicone setting and spacer blocks. The ventilation, airflow around the unit is a key factor to safeguard the unit from failing. It keeps the area dry. Also to consider is our sunlight in this part of the world, which is pretty harsh, it contains a high level of UV. This is the reason why beading at installation needs to come up as high as or preferably higher than the level of the spacer and/or sealant to protect it from direct sunlight. IGUs are considerable heavier than single panes, which will have an effect on the design of the window and door units with regard to strength and glazing may need to


advice on other glazing options. Typically combinations of glazing tapes and sealants are used and work best. Despite the recent developments with regard to NZS 4211 the reality is that there is still a considerable amount of “less compliant” exterior timber joinery being produced in New Zealand. The strongest possible message should be out there to never wet-glaze; silicone or glue IGUs into timber joinery.

be done on site. Adjusting timber sizing and hardware will come into play. It is a myth to think you will be able to keep water out by glazing the unit as if it was a single pane using silicone and beading. Moisture is in the atmosphere and in timber. The amount of moisture in the air changes over time and timber responds to that causing it to move. This will result in

dimensional changes in the joinery. Over time silicone will not be able to seal openings and stay water proof. Moisture will build up around the unit, between the beading etc. Experts are telling us that silicone is not an ideal glazing sealant for timber joinery due its adhesion and moisture transmission, so seek

Double glazing is relatively new to New Zealand, In Europe and North America it is a trialled and tested product for decades. Problems of early failure of IGUs have been experienced ever since they were first introduced. Many of the reasons for failure have been established and it should be possible to avoid those resulting from poor manufacture, poor glazing and lack of maintenance. It should be an advantage to follow in the footsteps of our Northern Hemisphere colleagues. There is the opportunity to avoid the mistakes that were made in the early days of double glazing. It doesn’t take much to follow your

glass supplier’s recommendations. If you do a simple Google Search as to how double glazing is incorporated into timber joinery we are pretty sure you won’t find a recommendation to just silicone the units in. There would be a real risk of failure and could potentially give timber joinery and double glazing a bad look over time. There is a resurgence in the use of timber joinery, especially in the high end of the market, due to trends but also because of the favourable thermal capabilities of timber when compared to aluminium. Freely available for our industry to refer to are the principals put out by BRANZ as per the image attached to this article, which is an effort to safeguard our industry from potentially long term issues.

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Tony Christiansen calls it a day One of the most familiar faces in the woodworking industry in New Zealand is calling it a day. Familiar to most in the North Island and many in the South, Tony Christiansen has been the face of Jacks in the showroom, at events, fieldays and exhibitions for many, many years. For the past twenty years alone Tony has been the Product Manager in the Trade Equipment division at Jacks, playing a key role in sourcing the most appropriate machinery for NZ’s domestic joinery market. It was 1975 when Tony Christiansen started at Jacks Holme Street branch in Wellington, in a half showroom half warehouse role. “I remember I took a huge pay cut” says Tony, “but I was looking for a career. Home Street was the Head Office at the time, so it was a good place to learn about woodworking machinery.” Eighteen months later Tony was moved to Hastings with a sales territory covering Gisborne to Taupo, central Hawkes Bay and down to Featherston. The brand-names of the machines at the time are still well known on Trade Me: Dyco, Tanner, Mackenzie, Trojan and Evanson. Most were locally made, but with manufacturing mired in restrictions then customers could be faced with a two-year waiting list to get hold of a machine! “Local manufacturers were in a strong position, well protected from imports through licencing and high import tariffs. Effectively they had no competition. So there was no need to rush, and therefore the customer had to wait.” Jacks were selling brands such as SCM, Calpe, Codam, Omga, Omec, Weinig and Genini to NZ’s busy furniture-making industry. With often just a few import licenses a year available to the industry’s main players then second hand machinery was an extremely popular alternative to the hassles of buying new – if you could get your hands on something. “If it moved we bought it” says Tony. “The few technicians in the Company at the time were working in second hand machines.” During the 70s and 80s the life of a Jacks sales rep was very different to today. You could set your watch

by a rep’s calling schedule, which usually worked on a six-week rotation. “7.30am on a Monday morning I’d be having a cup of tea with the funeral director in Wairoa” says Tony, discussing his Gisborne circuit. With Jacks offering a sawdoctor service, powertools, and consumables such as sandpaper and tooling, then a visit from the Jacks rep often provided much needed supplies. Service technicians were a rare thing back then too so sales rep was often called on to offer advice or assistance with problems or repairs. As a Jacks sales rep Tony was often the primary source of information about new technology for a customer. “There was no such thing as going online” says Tony. “We were our customers’ window on the world of new machines - and therefore opportunity. They’d almost always take the time to sit down and hear about what was new, and discuss how a new machine or technology could benefit their workshop.” After a few years in Hastings Tony moved to Palmerston North, where his two bedroom flat became the local Jacks office. “My front bedroom was the showroom, and ‘warehousing’ was scattered around. This was the era of the hugely popular TKU building site saw, and many a demo was run in that front room” he says. Tony’s car was still fully stocked: “the Electra Beckum mitre saw was always in the car” he remembers. It was in Palmerston North that Tony meet Sandra (on a badminton court), a local dental nurse. They were soon married, and Sandra has been a pillar of strength for Tony and their family ever since. Around 1984 Tony moved to Auckland, and with the growth of CNC machinery became more involved in Product Management and became involved in establishing Morbidelli CNC machines in NZ. “Our service was far better than anyone else’s so Morbidelli was soon top of the heap when it came to CNCs” he explains. Edgebanders and beamsaws were also gaining popularity, and it was around this time that Tony made his first trip to LIGNA, the woodworking industry’s showcase of technology held every two years in Hanover, Germany. Since then Tony’s been a regular traveller to Europe, helping to develop and maintain Jacks’ relationships with supplier.

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When Tony looks back at over 40 years at Jacks he can point to plenty of changes. “Our customers have changed as the industry has evolved” Tony says. “I remember how crucial the furniture industry used to be. We’d have customers running three Weinig moulders, Rye copy shapers, all sorts of technology, and all just to keep up with the domestic demand for furniture. Imports have certainly changed all that.” Communications have also changed beyond recognition. “Everything was done with letters when I started” says Tony. “Phones were of limited use, and we needed written permission from upstairs to make a toll call. You had to justify why you needed it because calling beyond the local area was an expensive business.” Personal contact with customers was also less frequent, and on a different scale. “When I was on the road then most nights I’d be having dinner with a customer, often at their house” says Tony. “Smaller customers in particular were very loyal – we’d often be the only rep they’d see and at times we were the lifeblood of their business, putting urgent parts onto a Newmans bus or a local train.” The 70s and 80s were a more rough and ready time too. “Health and safety was nowhere near the factor it is today” says Tony. “When I called on a sawmill I’d often have to walk through knee deep mud through the log yard, into the shed and across the live deck to talk the owner who was often working in the headrig. There was no high vis back then so you had to have your wits about you.” When asked about what he’ll miss, Tony thinks for awhile. “People, mainly” he says. “Although many have retired from the industry now. But I’ve met many of my best friends through working here. I’ll also miss the thrill of a big sale – the adrenalin you share with a customer when they make that decision that’s going to make such a big difference to their business. I think I’ll also miss the feeling of satisfaction when you turn a customer from a competitor.” Such a feeling, a mixture of personal achievement and the associated success for the Company and its product offering, will not be entirely lost for Tony. While he’s moving

Top: Tony Christiansen at work at the Central Fieldays recently and a younger Tony in the Jacks Station Road branch circa 1970.

out of Auckland and retiring from the industrial machinery market he’s not hanging up is gloves just yet – instead taking up a role with Robertson and Sinclair. He’ll be partly in the Hamilton showroom and partly calling on customers, including the network of resellers who distribute tooling, Lamello and Festool. At Jacks, Tony will be sorely missed, but in his usual unstinting fashion he’s made it clear he’s always around if he’s needed. And given his extraordinary length of service there will undoubtedly be times when he is! 


Joinery Workforce Development Plan launched Launched in October 2016 at the BCITO Skills Summit held in Wellington, BCITO’s Joinery Workforce Development Plan is designed to provide industry employers with strategies to plan for the workforce of the future. The joinery sector is evolving rapidly and new technology and techniques mean employment is likely to remain relatively flat over the next five years. However, to make sure the knowledge and skills of retiring workers are not lost and that standards of workmanship remain high, the sector needs to be attracting the right people and ensuring they are well trained. Speaking at the Skills Summit, BCITO Chief Executive, Warwick Quinn told delegates, “If we don’t take collective action now, there’s a real risk we won’t have the capable workforce required to meet future needs. “We need to dramatically increase the number of people that train and we look forward to working collaboratively with industry on this project.” The Workforce Development initiative aims to support businesses and employers to develop a workforce that has both the capability and capacity to meet current and future needs. The industry needs to respond to workforce challenges in a way that works best in a unique sector context. The Joinery Workforce Development Plan outlines the challenges the sector faces and the key ways businesses and the industry association can respond to these challenges. The plans also include detailed themes and highlight actions that will make change happen.

B C I TO h a s b e e n i n c l o s e consultation with joinery businesses and has identified three key areas to focus on to help develop a stable workforce: •

Getting the right workforce – making sure we have enough workers and those workers are the ones we want.

Running businesses effectively – having strong businesses with managers and owners who have the skills to operate profitable, sustainable businesses.

Developing skills and valuing qualifications – ensuring workers have the right skills and that people value qualified joiners.

The sector and BCITO will jointly undertake a number of actions in 2017 in the belief that these will have a significant impact. A copy of the JoineryWorkforce Development Plan has been mailed to each employer who is actively training apprentices. You can also download a copy at www. bcito.org.nz/workforce.

If you would like to talk to someone from BCITO about developing your workforce, email BCITO at workforce@ bcito.org.nz

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Buzz Duncan Such

the times they are a changing

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as the New Zealand baby boomer generation ever experienced such changing times as we are seeing now?

How do you transform Fonterra so that you can keep the benefits of marketing dairy products to the world with a unified front and consistent standards, but get rid of the big fat, head office with all the smart guys in the room? Maybe it has to come from the smaller businesses. Look at the honey industry. They didn't need a single marketing monopoly to be able to set standards for the industry and copyright the New Zealand Manuka story. And Manuka Honey is not a commodity. I have seen a small pot selling for $100.

With political turmoil in the west (Brexit, Trump) and expanded conflict in the Middle East and the possibility of a renewal of the cold war, for us this is unprecedented. Having missed the depression and 2 world wars, boomers were born into what will probably be regarded as close to utopia. Life was simple, we didn't have much in the way of material things but life was good. Significantly we also entered into a period of massive credit expansion - that tool used by governments and banks to stimulate growth by creating more money to lend. Interest rates declined and asset prices climbed and have kept climbing for 30 years creating a sense of wealth which drives consumer spending. Life is good. Are we now seeing the end of this phase of economics where no amount of artificial money creation is stimulating productive activity. Was Brexit and Trumpy-ism really about migration or is it a much broader reaction to the fact that The Smartest Guys in the Room* really don't know what they are doing and it doesn't really matter as long as they are satisfying their own self interest. I was recently in the US at the time of the US election and while a huge number of Americans don't particularly like Trump, they ended up voting for him. Was it really a vote for Trump or was it a strong distrust of Washington and its close ties with lobby groups and big business at the expense of the "forgotten man"

Border humour in the US

The capitalist system has worked pretty well for a long time but now self interest seems to be taking over at the top end creating a sense by more than half the population that it is not working for them. Brexit looks to be a similar situation. Will the political elite respond to this? Will Europe and Washington re-adjust? I don't know but I wouldn't hold your breath. So where is the future? Our government decries the fact that New Zealand business people just want the bach, boat and BMW and don't go on to create massive mullti-national businesses. The government spends its time trying to cut big trade deals to support our commodity butter and milkpowder production despite the fact that our over-intensive volume farming is damaging the very environment which brings in tourists from all over the world and that farm workers are in a low-wage economy. If there has been one trend which stands out through all the travelling I have done in the last 10 years, it is that the world is becoming

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increasingly fearful of their food supply and what they are eating. This theme is everywhere from Europe to the US to China. Thus there is an enormous opportunity for New Zealand to be the most desired and natural food source in the world and not be driven by commodity prices but be able to sell at an absolute premium (vis a vis Manuka Honey). And it isn't just about food. New Zealanders are great at innovation from food, to machinery, to clothing and on and on. It requires government vision. The government needs to refocus on small businesses. Guide small businesses into export opportunities but let the innovators decide which opportunities to take. De-emphasise the big businesses which stifle innovation and merely create efficiencies through scale - which means less distribution of wealth to smaller communities and greater concentration of wealth in the few at the top. Small businesses have a much greater social benefit also, in that they are more connected to their communities and keep more of the money within the community.

So to all of you small to medium businesses, your country needs you and it also needs you to innovate and look for export opportunities. Maybe you should look at how you can incorporate innovative design into your products to differentiate yourself from your competitors and also create new ideas which may be interesting to overseas buyers. It is also worth noting that small businesses are valued on multiples of around 3x earnings or in other words a 33% return. If you sell it and invest the money, you might be lucky to get 5%. So that is it from me. This is the last Dr Buzz. I can't remember how long I've been writing this for Joiners but it must have started in the late 90's and it has been a pleasure to hear that some of you have enjoyed reading my ramblings. The industry is in good heart and I wish you all the best. Buzz * great movie worth watching - on the Enron collapse


Christchurch joiner installs new dust extraction Paul Renwick Joinery, one of Christchurch’s most experienced joiners with 40 years in the business, have recently upgraded their manufacturing facility in Sockburn. Egmont Air, specialists in dust extraction, installed a new Egmont dust extraction system at Renwick’s to provide a clean, safe and dust-free factory. Mr Michael Renwick, Manager of Paul Renwick Joinery, comments how he “wanted a system that provided increased suction levels but also collection of dust in a clean and trouble free manner - Egmont Air have provided this in every way!” The new extraction system also includes an energy-saving system using Egmont Air’s unique pressure stabilizer system to monitor the live suction pressure and automatically adjust the fan speed to match the quantity of extraction ports open. This system offers a significant saving, in fact, a 50% saving in power consumption can be easily achieved with a small reduction in airflow. Powerful suction was also important to Michael, the original system was underpowered and so Egmont Air specified a high-efficiency fan and mounted this inside the factory, Michael is surprised how quiet the new system is and reports he is “very happy” with the new Egmont Air system Egmont Air offer a large range of products and solutions for joinery shops and timber processors anywhere in New Zealand. The Egmont Air dust extraction systems are a popular solution due to their modular design and heavy-duty construction design which focus on balancing high suction performance with energy savings. A free on-site evaluation service of your particular application is available to determine your exact dust extraction needs. A preliminary scope is defined, documentation of machinery layout, problematic areas and issues are identified as well as future plans. The on-site evaluation covers 11 critical points including airflow and pressure testing where relevant. Egmont Air provide a complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects.

Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, many solutions are available off-the-shelf for all types of dust or fume applications including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more. Contact Egmont for a FREE brochure or on-site evaluation today on 0800 781 200 or visit the website www.egmontair.co.nz

Stone insights

tips on joining stone

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oins in stone benchtops can be contentious, but the more you know about your fabricator’s constraints the better you can handle any queries from your clients and ensure there are ‘no surprises’. Why do we make an ‘L’ shape benchtop with a join? Stone expands and contracts with temperature, and to a greater degree with engineered stone. This creates significant stress at 90-degree internal corners, which is why stone benchtops are typically made with a join though internal corners to allow this stress to dissipate; If we made the benchtop without a join it has a high likelihood of cracking through the corner. Sometimes an internal radius will dissipate the stress point enough to allow a corner to be made in one section. Naturally this won’t work for mitred projects, and your fabricator will also be conscious of protecting you and your clients’ warranty cover. If in doubt, check with your fabricator. Why is this important? If your tops aren’t made with consideration of the long term warranty and structural integrity and they crack … the consequences can be significant. As much as your clients may seek a top without an “unnecessary” join, the liability for removal of a broken top, re-manufacture, re-installation and any impact on the joinery, splashback, tiles and appliances would fall to the fabricator. And in some cases we have seen where the fabrication operation has been wound up, liability has fallen on the joiner. So what should your join look like? Generally joins will be 1-2mm and completed using stone specific epoxy glue, with colour added to suit the stone. Clients prefer joins to be as tight as possible, but this must be balanced with a need to have enough adhesive to form a strong and enduring bond. Where the length of the benchtop exceeds the useable length of the slab a join will be required. Take care to make an informed decision

on the join location. Slab utilisation may mean the most cost effective location for the fabricator is not the most aesthetically desirable for your client. In terms of what looks best, it’s a matter of preference. Some people prefer to have a join away from any appliances, which tend to be the highest contact area. Others prefer to see as little join as possible, so elect to have the join through the centre of an insert, or in the corners such as the ‘separable front and back rails often used for hobs (this may save material if for example a top is 3500mm long including a Hob insert). There’s no right or wrong when it comes to aesthetics, the joiner and your clients should make an informed decision based on the cost and look factors, and your fabricator can work through these options with you. You should avoid joins above dishwashers as the heat and steam generated can potentially break down the glue causing the join to fail – consider this in the design stage to avoid issues later. Insulation can be placed above the dishwasher in some cases to protect the join, but it is preferable to relocate entirely. From a joinery planning perspective, a join supported by joinery underneath is naturally far stronger than a join over a void. One last element that can affect the overall project is the patterns and veins of natural stone, and this is also relevant to the new generation of engineered stones. Consistent orientation and vein matching will sometimes mean the best result is a less efficient cut (i.e. is more expensive) or requires more joins for continuity of vein direction. If in doubt, seek pre-production guidance from your fabricator as to the look, or the options available. This is our last Insight for the year, we hope you have found them useful and the Team at Artisan Stone would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your Teams a very merry Christmas, and a relaxing New Year. 

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

The special world of the subcontractor

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ubcontractors are called “sub”contractors because they occupy the level in the construction project hierarchy which is just below the main or head contractor. They typically do specialised work such as joinery, electrical, painting, plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying, scaffolding, heating and ventilation, reinforcing, roofing, precast concrete, ceilings, walls and linings. It is not uncommon for 80% of the work that is to be performed by the head contractor, to be outsourced to subcontractors, because of their specialist expertise. Notwithstanding that, subcontractors are often the most vulnerable parties in a construction project, because they sit at the bottom of the chain, at the opposite end from where the money is coming from. So what are their rights and obligations, and how do they differ from those of the other parties in a construction project? For a start, there isn’t the same variety of standard form subcontracts as there is with head contracts. Members of New Zealand Certified Builders have one, which is currently being revised. Civil Contractors New Zealand have one which is available to anyone. And one was produced in September 2009 for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation and the Registered Master Builders Association, known as SA2009, which I suspect is used in the majority of commercial or infrastructure projects. Then there is the occasional sophisticated subcontract that is brought in from overseas, and isn’t quite suited to the local industry or regulatory environment. But the one in most common use? The humble written subcontractor’s quote. In other words, no written subcontract at all.

Even when a written subcontract is used, they tend to be much smaller in size than the average head contract. But as living proof that appearances can be misleading, subcontracts typically contain more words than the average head contract. Why? Because they not only contain their own set of complex rules, but they also require the subcontractor to observe all the relevant provisions of the head contract. So the poor old subcontractor has to get his head around not just one book of legalese, but two. And if that wasn’t bad enough, he often isn’t shown the head contract until it’s too late. And it takes a pretty astute or determined subcontractor to insist on reading the head contract from cover to cover, before he commits. In those (frequent) situations where there is no written subcontract and no express statement that the subcontractor has to observe all the relevant provisions of the head contract, it is the head contractor that runs the risk. Because if he has undertaken all sorts of obligations to his own client and hasn’t passed those on to his subcontractor, he could find himself between a rock and a hard place. For that reason, head contractors are well advised to provide a full copy of the head contract (or at least the relevant parts) to all subcontractors before they are hired, and state in writing that they have to comply with its terms. An even greater risk arises when the head contractor is doing work under a residential building contract. In that situation, the head contractor is not only bound by the express obligations imposed on him under the contract, but he is also bound by the implied terms in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and the Building Act 2004. Take Part 4A of the Building

Act for example. That requires residential builders working on projects costing $30,000 or more (and in some cases, any residential project) to provide a checklist, a disclosure statement, a written building contract and an owner’s maintenance manual to the homeowner. And the head contractor is bound by a list of implied warranties and some very draconian remedies that the homeowner can use against him. The good news for the subcontractor and the bad news for the head contractor is that none of those requirements apply to subcontractors. Subcontractors don’t have to provide a checklist, a disclosure statement, a written building contract and an owner’s maintenance manual, and they aren’t subject to the implied warranties or the homeowner remedies. Consequently, if the head contractor hasn’t expressly required the subcontractors to contribute their input into the owner’s maintenance manual, and hasn’t expressly imposed the same warranties and remedies on the subcontractors, once again he will be in a very weak position. However, subcontractors don’t get a free ride when it comes to the Building Act licensing laws. That is because you have to be licensed to do most kinds of residential building work, and most of the specialised work that requires a licence - design, external plastering, bricklaying or blocklaying, foundation work or roofing work – is performed by subcontractors. That means every licensed subcontractor who carries out or supervises that kind of work, must submit a record of work on completion, and risks being disciplined by the relevant authority if they do something wrong.

If a dispute arises between a head contractor and a subcontractor, each of them tends to have a different kind of leverage over the other. The head contractor can withhold money from t h e s u b c o n t r a c t o r, b u t t h e subcontractor can suspend work and withhold things like producer statements. The subcontractor can serve payment claims on the head contractor under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the “CCA”), in which case the head contractor has to be vigilant about responding with a payment schedule in time. Disputes between them can be resolved in all the traditional ways, including Disputes Tribunals, CCA adjudication, litigation, and (if agreed) mediation and arbitration. Recent amendments to the CCA have had (or will have) a significant impact on subcontractors. As from 1 September 2016, for the first time, design, engineering and quantity surveying subcontractors were brought within the ambit of the CCA. And as from 31 March 2017, all retention money (above a certain level) withheld under commercial construction contracts must be held on trust. And guess what? A commercial construction contract means “a contract for carrying out construction work in which none of the parties is a residential occupier of the premises that are the subject of the contract”. In other words, all subcontracts are commercial. That should mean that money owed to subcontractors should be a lot safer and should be paid out a lot quicker than it is at the moment. So hopefully, the special world of a subcontractor will soon be a lot rosier. 

Geoff Hardy has 41 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is a partner in the Auckland firm “Martelli McKegg”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 309 4112, and e-mail geoff@martellimckegg.co.nz. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine December 2016 page 68


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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Reports from Branch Presidents November 2016

AUCKLAND With Christmas fast approaching, Auckland is going from extremely busy to a full on crazy period. Builders are again trying to get projects locked up or squared away prior to getting a few weeks leave. Home owners are trying to get their DIY projects under way so they can get into their Christmas projects. There seems to be a lot of added pressure placed on many businesses at this time of the year. Most of the Auckland Joiners are sitting on a fairly constant six to seven-week delivery from confirmation of orders, and most of the Auckland Joiners are still constantly looking for skilled labour to help with their heavy workloads to be able to deliver goods in their expected time frames. Auckland seems to be in a real building boom. The commercial sector is absolutely going for it. A reasonably good gauge as to how busy the commercial sector is, can often be judged by the number of cranes that can be seen towering into the sky, and at present everywhere you look in the CBD you will see cranes. There are new subdivisions for housing opening up all over Auckland, from the bottom of the Bombay’s to the top end of Orewa. Builders are also constantly looking for skilled labour to try and take some pressure of their workloads. Builders are also telling me that their biggest hold up at present is trying to get concrete trucks booked and on site when you require them and once you are booked in you can’t postpone for any reason or you will go right back to the end of the queue. Yes, you could say that the industry is in a good state but at quite some cost. The Auckland Architects are all saying that they are also extremely busy which gives as all confidence that the work will continue for some time yet. It can take a good 12 months sometimes to see fruition of what the architects are working on today. Auckland Master Joiners is continuing to grow; we seem to have a constant flow of new membership applications with prospective members being invited to attend a meeting to introduce themselves and tell us a bit about themselves and their business. We have been getting some very good attendance numbers to our meetings. Each meeting lately has been held at a supplier’s premises with a factory visit and a good guest speaker when necessary. NZS: 4211 seems to have pulled a lot of members back into meetings recently. It is a bit of a shame that it takes something so contentious to bring members together. I often get

the feeling that if a lot of these guys had attended meetings on a more regular basis, then they may have been a little more prepared for the stance that Auckland City Council has taken around NZS:4211 compliant timber joinery. Hope you all have a good Christmas and a prosperous 2017. David Cunningham CANTERBURY That crazy time of the year again, Xmas is just around the corner. The last few months have been steady around town with a high work load for most leading into the Xmas break. The commercial work has taken its grip on us and is in full swing with some big contracts on the go. Residential is still busy but there is a notable shift to bigger and more involved jobs. The spec work has slowed down but there are still a few subdivisions on the go. There is a noticeable movement of builders shopping around at the moment. Joiners do need to be wary and do their credit checks on their potential new customer, otherwise face being owed money and in debt. Finding skilled staff still seems to be an issue out there. I myself have advertised lately and the response was high but very poor when it comes to suitability and skill for the job. Health & Safety is continuing to grow in the industry with most companies coming to the realisation that it’s here to stay and you can’t get away without doing anything. Workplace safety has visited a majority of the businesses here and overall the response has been good from both parties. - Nathan Moore CENTRAL With winter slowly coming to an end and summer on the way, many in the industry are looking forward to the Christmas break to re-focus for the New Year, or catching the odd trout or snapper. Workloads for 2016 have been steady for many in the joinery trade and others enjoying busy workloads and others referring work on. The commercial and school work has remained the main source of work for larger companies in the central area with residential still pumping along. If the work is there I guess we need to take these opportunities, so for 2017 the future looks promising. Work Health and Safety has become to some a nemesis but it is for the benefit of both the Employer and the employee. Perhaps it is a shakeup that is needed for some. Qualified trades people are still hard to come by but again the future looks promising with BCITO

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training programs in place and UCOL also contributing with their training courses. We recently held our Central Master Joiners race day at the Feilding Gold Cup meeting. No theme this year, but we all had a great day, some money was won, and probably a lot of money was lost as with most race days. Haven’t found my horse yet, it was racing. A big thank you to sponsors and to those of you who attended. Thank you to Jenny Ross for her time and organizing this event, it was very much appreciated. We also lose Jenny as our Treasurer and thank her for the time spent on keeping our financials straight. I would like to thank Graeme Andrews our past president and wish him all the best. And as the year draws to a close we look forward to 2017 to see what it holds for us. Lastly I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe new Year. - John Dunweg HAWKE’S BAY/POVERTY BAY As we closing in on the end of another year and what is typically a chaotic period for joiners, we find ourselves in that familiar situation as in previous years asking ourselves the question when to close the order book? Also that other question how can I fit a few smaller jobs in? For most here in our region the year has been so busy most companies have closed their order books a lot earlier than normal, some as far back as September. Being as busy during our normally quieter periods has eased the cash-flow pressure a wee bit and has made us more prepared I feel for the Christmas rush. For most of us we are much better organized and find it easier to say No to the demand for kitchens or joinery wanted before Christmas. In almost all cases, prospective clients are willing to wait until the New Year. Of the companies I have spoken to, this equates to having a good amount of work for the start of 2017. Being as it has been such a busy year and that forward work seems quite positive, it gives us a good opportunity to increase our rates to reflect the value of the skills we are offering to our clients. For some businesses this could be the first rate increase for 3-5 years. Hardware and timber supply is sometimes a problem but on the whole delivery of most items is within a good timeframe. Just a few items like sink inserts (popular models) seem to have the biggest delays. Wait times on the odd shipment for various overseas sourced products have also caused delays. Locally we are seeing a larger number of plans

for higher end architecturally designed kitchens and joinery items. We are also seeing a slow but steady increase in timber joinery specified on plans with reference to NZS:4211 which is really great to see. So there are encouraging signs that 2017 will be pretty busy for most joiners. This is a great time to be proud of our industry and the quality of product we are putting out. Looking ahead for our local branch of NZJMF, we have some plans in the pipeline for upcoming meetings and social events to encourage more participation in the NZ Master Joiner Awards 2017. We are also looking at ways to get more members along to our meetings. A work-on for next year. All in all, 2016 has been a pretty good year. We had an awesome time at the conference in Queenstown and then a month or so later we had a great trip over to AWISA in Melbourne. It was nice to catch up with a bunch of fellow joiners and enjoy a beer or two. Thanks to all those involved with putting on a great conference and to Chris and the Team at Tumu’s for the trip to AWISA. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy festive season. – Simon Molloy NELSON / MARLBOROUGH We have had a very active and positive quarter significantly influenced by our vision to develop a branch that positively represents the Master Joiners brand amongst its peer industries. Our continued vision is to be a Master Joiner branch that sets an industry benchmark in its practices and attitudes. Firstly we provided the opportunity for Jorgen Anderson to present to the branch, the role of an architect and the professions evolving attitude to sub trades such as Joinery. Jorgen Anderson, Director Arthouse Architecture, promoted the concept that the Master Joiners provide specific knowledge to the design process providing opportunity to negotiate projects or at worst become part of the tendering process. Joinery has significantly increased its share of influence particularly in a residential build, whether it be kitchen, storage, furniture or timber windows, he indicated this should be realised by all parties. An award winning architect, Jorgen reiterated that a sub trade combining the best digital fabrication techniques with traditional craftsmanship, creating bespoke interiors and kitchens, perfectly compliment the architectural environment. At our September meeting, we invited Scott Gibbons


Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Gibbons Holdings to present to the members. Scott stated a clear vision for his company regarding Zero Harm. He indicated that a safety culture needs to extend to all parties involved in any project from clients through to subcontractors and trades people and that it is imperative that the joinery industry needs to adapt its approach to the modern demands of building. He similarly suggested that good joinery businesses with knowledge, skills and strong work safe practices would be attractive partners to any progressive construction company. October in Blenheim, a joint function, was co-ordinated with NKBA members and designers, blending a branch meeting with a designer evening, which further promoted the importance of local branches working closely with our design partners. In November the Nelson Marlborough branch proactively out reached to the Worksafe organisation to create greater clarity on the legislator’s expectation of our industry and how we can work more closely to pursue greater compliance towards workers health. As well as injury this obviously covers dust, noise and manual handling. Janusz Nowakowski, a Worksafe Health and Safety Inspector Nelson Marlborough, discussed the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, the key players and duties, and what this means for businesses including the control hierarchy; overlapping duties; the process of identifying, assessing and controlling risks to workers and other people through machinery/ plant, people and site; the importance of reviewing controls; engagement & participation; representation; and good practice guidelines/factsheets. With an outstanding number attending the meeting and presentation, the branch indicated to Worksafe fantastic evidence that our region’s businesses are applying a new way of thinking to safe and healthy practices. I can only applaud the attitude and participation of the members and show appreciation to the guest speakers. We are as a regional branch changing the perception of our industry and I am incredibly proud of our members who are making our vision a reality. – Myles Sellers OTAGO/SOUTHLAND Hard to believe another year is almost done. Thank you, Andrew Duncan, for your time as President. Also thanks to his wife Maaike and Gary Turner for their support. The Otago-Southland region has had a bumper year to date, with a lot of businesses struggling to keep up with all the pricing. The tender market has been picking up steadily through the year. The Otago

University has started some major projects this year and this always gives the Dunedin economy a good boost. The Master Joiners conference in Queenstown was well attended and from all accounts everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. AWISA was the next event on the calendar. OtagoSouthland members who attended, relished in all the new toys that were on offer. At both events, attendees reported how much benefit they got from networking with fellow joiners. It was a great opportunity to be able to talk freely about common business issues, big projects, management ideas and new products or processes. Our members were invited to the Milton Rehabilitation Corrections Centre. We were asked to give some general feedback on how the inmates were being trained for rehab back into society. They run a top-notch joinery/ carpentry workshop, with all the gear and support/training from amazing staff. The members who attended were shouted a lovely lunch that was put on by the inmates. Afterwards we had a good meeting in Gore with Michael Bangs coming along to give better insight into understanding and working out the graphs on NZS:4211. Earlier this month along with the BCITO we hosted the Apprentice awards evening. We had 13 graduates; 9 - Joinery/cabinetry, 3 – Glazing and 1 – Kitchen and bathroom design. It was a great night with 60 or so people showing their support. We have had some new businesses join up to the Master Joiners Association, which is great to see. Our end of year Christmas function this year is at the Post Office Restaurant in Clyde, looking forward to it. Good luck for the next two months. - Chris Dickson TARANAKI Looks like the big fat man in a red suit will be coming around soon enough. Which reminds me - Trump winning the US Elections - didn’t see that coming. It always happens in the good old USA. Back home in the Naki, it’s a bit more relaxed, as most people saying that they are steady leading into Christmas and booking a workload into the new year. The more rural dairying areas are steady as well, but farmers are still being cautious with their money as they pay off overdrafts before they start looking at renovations and new housing. On saying that, a few are looking at doing things as long as the milk solids payout keeps increasing. The oil industry still hasn’t moved much at all and it seems it will be a while yet before that increases dramatically in the near future. There are a few smaller commercial builds going on but nothing of big scale as yet. It’s been a while since we were

in Queenstown for the conference, and everyone since then has been heads down and bums up. Back in September, we had a bowls evening. It was well attended, and everyone had a great night. Some of the bowling left a lot to be desired, with the odd one going across the next green, but we always had something to laugh about. A big thanks to our Honourable Secretary for arranging the evening. We had ITM and Blum sponsoring the evening which was awesome, so it’s important we continue supporting them, as well as the rest of the National and local Associate Members. In a couple of weeks, we are having our Christmas dinner which should be a great night. So there are only around six weeks till holiday time, and no doubt that will disappear quickly enough. It looks as though January and February will disappear fast as well. So have a Happy Christmas and New Year, and we’ll see you on the other side of it all. - Brent Russ WAIKATO/BAY OF PLENTY There seems to be no end to the growth of the joinery market currently in “the Golden Triangle”. It’s incredible to think that it was only a relatively short time ago we were wondering where the next week’s work was coming from and now members have order books full for several months. Although they are great problems to have, the new challenges are around servicing good clients that have been loyal over the quiet times, getting in benchtop orders and other out-sourced items before Christmas cut offs, and how to maintain and increase profitability while expanding our businesses. One thing that never seems to change in this industry is that things are always changing! If anyone has any tips on transitioning a lean operation to one that can cope with such an increase in demand, I’d welcome your call. We have had a busy time at Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Master Joiners. Meetings have been held across the region and have included factory visits, an informative presentation from a Worksafe Inspector (Joiner by trade), trade presentations, and have wrapped things up for the year competing for our Sports Trophy at Pool and Darts. We used one meeting recently to talk about some common issues we frequently face around who takes care of rangehood ducting, standard cabinetry and benchtop depths that cater for new appliance sizing, removing existing cabinetry costs and disposal etc. Might be worth putting on the agenda for your next catch up. Debtors appear to be as expected in these comparatively buoyant times with not so many slow payers presenting problems. With

plenty of work to choose from at present it’s a good time to cull some of the “D” clients and expect customers to work within payment terms. Supplies are stretching out as I mentioned above. Some companies that supply to us have closed off their books already for the year and others have deadlines looming quickly. Materials supply has moved out a day or two. Everyone is feeling the pressure and it’s challenging to stay organized and cope with these increased lead times. Here’s hoping for a smooth run into Christmas, some time off in the sun, and a New Year that continues where this one is leaving off. - Paul Ingram WAITAKI Everyone has the same problem with workload at this time of year. Too much to do and not enough time. With workloads steady, quite a few companies are looking for both apprentices and qualified joiners. As can be expected, materials are a bit slower than normal coming in and some damage reported. If it’s going to go wrong, it will be at this time of the year. No complaints re finances from most, with a few of the regulars being a bit slow but paying eventually. Generally feelings are that next year is looking just as good, some with workloads extending out to June 2017 already. Long may it last. – Craig Mason WELLINGTON Firstly I would like to welcome our new Wellington members, Chris from C.N.Fayen and Darrell from Countrylane Kitchens. It’s great getting more active members along to our local meetings. This year has quickly disappeared and here in Wellington our members have reported having a great year to date and looking at a full schedule right up to Christmas and into the New Year. Unfortunately due to the recent earthquake we now have issues as we get word from our local suppliers of stock losses and delays in freight times into the Lower North Island and from the South Island. Extra staff are extremely hard to find, but with our current local growth we will see more skilled workers moving here. I would like to wish all our earthquake affected South Island members all the best in what must seem like an never ending saga. To all the other Master Joiners and associate members we wish you a great Christmas from all us here in Wellington. – Jeremy Patmore 

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master joiners members Executive Officer - Corinne Moore, 20 Cambridge Tce, Taradale, Napier. ph: 06 844 9954, fax: 06 650 6756, email: info@masterjoiners.co.nz

AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email akmasterjoiners@woodman.co.nz Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact David Heather. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Format Ltd 17 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 914 4560, contact Frank Schlaffmann.

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

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

Goldfinch Timber Joinery Ltd 20 D & E Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland, Ph 09 277 8803, contact Harvey Whitehead. NZS4211 Affiliated

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

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

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

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce.

Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty.

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

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

Auckland Joinery (2014) Ltd 2 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland, Ph 09 846 0346, contact Ross Webster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

IP Joinery Ltd Unit 8, Industrial Building One. Opua Marine Park, Baffin St, Opua. Ph 09 402 6885, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman.

Artisan Carpentry Ltd 14b Akepiro Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 09 550 7654, contact Charles de Lapomarede.

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

Blue World Yachting Ltd 6 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry.

Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. NZS4211 Affiliated.

bmc limited Unit E, 191B Archers Road, Auckland 0629, Ph 027 511 3717, contact Sandra & Bjoern May.

Kitchen Dynamics Limited 122 Kitchener Road, Waiuku, Auckland, Ph 09 235 0252, contact Colin Drummond.

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

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

Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Simon Buckley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken.

Mahurangi Joinery Ltd 23a Glenmore Drive, Warkworth, Auckland 0910, Ph 09 425 9849, contacts Joel and Suzannah Hemus. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Seaboard Joinery 2016 Ltd 153 Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Michael Kreft. NZS4211 Affiliated. Serene Joinery Ltd 70 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 443 5679, contact Matthew Senior Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Southey and Knight Group Ltd 50 Hooper Ave, Pukekohe, Ph 021 073 6273, Contacts Marc Knight, Ryan Southey. NZS4211 Affiliated. Styleline Installationz Ltd 97 Avocado Lane, Mangawhai, Auckland, Ph 021 660 207, contacts Matt Strong and Stephen Strong. Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal.

Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd 7 Dakota Drive, Whitianga 3510, Ph 027 288 8713, contact Robert Duxfield. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated.

McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Andrew Riley or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mitchell’s Joinery Ltd 6A Blanc Road, Silverdale, Auckland, Ph 09 421 9042, contact John Williams, Tracy Lister. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email: sonyamackenzie@impeys.co.nz Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen.

Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore. Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker.

Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email sue@huntlyjoinery.co.nz. NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies.

Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Shaun McDowell.

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

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

Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews.

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

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

MAKZ Joinery 26 Alexander Ave, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell.

Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated.

H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, contact Ross Curtis. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Tony Thornton. NZS4211 Affiliated. St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin. Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran.

Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, contact Jeff Clayton. Kitchens By Healey Ltd 42 Bennett Street, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, contact Steve Duck. Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, contact Robert Wilson. Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hawera Kitchens and Furniture Ltd 24 Glover Road, Hawera 4610, Ph 06 278 7044, contacts Klinton Hunt / Lance Hunt. In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes. Kitchen In Ltd 499 Carrington Road, R D 1, New Plymouth, Ph 06 753 8006, Contact Marty Surrey KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, contact Roger, Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis.

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Doorpro Ltd 1283 Louie Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 2600, contact Gary Morgan. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, contact Murray Nattrass. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hastings Laminate Ltd 1021a Manchester Street, Hastings, Ph 06 879 8564, contact Mark or Grant Eyles. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly.

Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated

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

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

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

Sunshine Joinery Ltd 44 Pandora Road, Ahuriri, Napier, Ph 06 844 6105, contact Rick Martin

HAWKES BAY POVERTY BAY

Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan.

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

CENTRAL

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

Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001, c.fleet@ucol.ac.nz

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

Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris.

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

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

Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren.

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

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

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

Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, contact Greg O’Kane. Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, contact Adam Satherley.

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WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212. Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated. BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 39 Park St, Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt, 5019, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll. C N Fayen Ltd 16 Gregory Street, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 0014, contact Chris Fayen

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

Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Simply Joinery 924 Queen Charlotte Drive, R D 1, Picton, Ph 021 126 2514, contact Glen Godsiff. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Evolution Interiors Limited 19 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1633, contact Karl Kitchingham.

The Sellers Room 9 Echodale Place, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 547 7144, contact Margaret Sellers

Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, contact David Street.

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

TH Joinery Ltd 3 Murphys Road, Springlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 579 4004, contact Tony Hammond.

Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind.

Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, contact Barry Thomas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Countrylane Kitchens 67b Victoria Street, Carterton 5713, Ph 0274 761 315, contact Darrell Garrett

Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker.

Walklins Joinery Ltd 13 Sutherland Tce, Blenheim 7201, Ph 03 579 5266, contact Mark Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH

Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns.

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

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

Blenheim Building Centre 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3049, contact Wayne Yealands.

L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd 1062 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 4303, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Philip Thompson P O Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730 A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny.

Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth.

CANTERBURY Secretary, Mary Van Schalkwyk 12 Granite Drive, Rolleston, Canterbury. Ph 021 025 81798. cjmasecretary@gmail.com Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, contact Greg Ayers. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 247 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email: anderson.joinery@xtra.co.nz, contact Dougal Anderson.

Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, contact Peter Robertson. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, contact Chris Moore. Millbrook Kitchens Ltd 25 Southbrook Road, Rangiora, Ph 03 313 5764, contact Andrew Silcock. Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Modulink Screen Partitions 2012 Ltd 47 Hands Road, Addington, Christchurch, Ph 03 338 6464, contact Sam Bain.

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

Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, contact Russell Lloyd.

Nazareth Joinery Ltd 1 Warwick Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 8752, contact Ruda Suleiman.

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

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, contact John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. Prestige Furniture & Joinery Ltd 38 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 1789, contact Richard Dohmen.

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Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, contact Don McClintock.

MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Ruben’s Joinery Limited 402 Bethels Road, 4 R D, Christchurch, Ph 03 329 5458, contact Ruben Patchett. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated

Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mojo Modern Joinery Ltd 2 Wolter Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0128, contact Craig Harrison.

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

Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, contact Lawry White.

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

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

Ross Becker Joinery 20 Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, Ph 03 434 3336, contact Ross Becker.

Nova Joinery Limited 29A Sawmill Road, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 3568, contact Daniel Hillidge

Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, contact Fraser Syme. Timber Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville.

Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated. Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.

O’Brien Group 2012 8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Ph 03 489 3849, contact Peter O’Brien. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, contact Kevin Harradine. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Rich the Cabinetmaker 44 McLennan Road, Hawea Flat, R D 2, Wanaka 9343. Ph 03 443 8951, contact Rich Raynes.

Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805 Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAITAKI Secretary, Amy Stichman 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, Ph 03 688 2725, email waitakijmf@hotmail.com Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Duncan Joinery Limited 20 King Street, Temuka, South Canterbury, Ph 03 615 7327, contact Craig Duncan. Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, contact Mark Albert. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: gary@stevwill.co.nz. 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, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, contact Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated. Streamline Kitchens & Joinery Ltd PO Box 13101, Green Island, Dunedin 9052, contact Rachael Kirk.

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

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

JP Quality Kitchens Limited 66 Vogel Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 1395, contact John Peddie.

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

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

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

Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 03 208 3001, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, contact Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Access Group Ltd www.accessgroup.co.nz Allegion (New Zealand) Limited www.allegion.co.nz Architectural Hardware Supplies www.ahs.co.nz Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd) www.artia.co.nz ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd www.assaabloy.com Bestwood www.bestwood.co.nz Biesse Group New Zealand www.biessenewzealand.co.nz Blum NZ Ltd www.blum.com Bostik New Zealand www.bostik.com Burns & Ferrall www.burnsferrall.co.nz Carters www.carters.co.nz Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd www.crombielockwood.co.nz

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

European Woodworks Limited 229 Kaikorai Valley Road, Bradford, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Daiken New Zealand Limited www.daiken-nz.com EC Credit Control www.eccreditcontrol.com Enko Group Ltd www.enkogroup.com Häfele NZ Ltd www.hafele.co.nz Herman Pacific www.hermpac.co.nz Hettich New Zealand www.hettich.co.nz ITM www.itm.co.nz Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd www.knobsnknockers.co.nz Laminex New Zealand www.laminex.co.nz Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd www.leitz.co.nz Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd www.machinesrus.co.nz Metro Performance Glass www.metroglass.co.nz Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd www.milesnelson.co.nz Mirotone NZ Ltd www.mirotone.com Morgan & Aickin Ltd www.morganandaickin.co.nz Nelson Pine Industries Ltd www.nelsonpine.co.nz Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd www.primepanels.co.nz PSP Limited www.psp.co.nz Resene Paints Ltd www.resene.co.nz Schlegel Pty Ltd www.schlegel.com Seearco Industrial Abrasives www.seearco.co.nz Thermawood www.thermawood.co.nz Timspec www.timspec.co.nz Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd www.uniquehardware.co.nz Viridian Glass www.viridianglass.co.nz W & R Jack Ltd www.jacks.co.nz Willis Towers Watson www.willisgroup.co.nz

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PRODUCT focus

Black EcoGranit sinks, durable enough to withstand even the most curious kid.

King of Sinks reigns in NZ kitchens The black granite “king of sinks” is starting to rule in New Zealand kitchens according to one of the country’s biggest supplier Heritage Hardware. National sales manager Sefton Clare said black EcoGranit sink sales are climbing, taking market share from stainless steel options. “Off the back of European design trends we are starting to see more coloured sinks in New Zealand kitchens - mostly black, white and grey. While the traditional stainless steel is still our biggest seller, consumers are heading in a new direction,” Mr Clare said. "EcoGranit has been a complete game changer, made from 85 percent quartz – the hardest component of granite, it’s the full package of style and durability. “It’s certainly becoming known as the ‘king’ of kitchen sinks, paired with a dark benchtop for that seamless look or white for more contrast. We’re also seeing more people looking at bright colours.” Hues such as ocean blue, sunshine yellow and peppermint green are finding an audience with Kiwi consumers and industry leaders alike. Interior designer Alex Fulton loves bringing bold colour into the kitchen and is excited by the choice EcoGranit offers.

“Installing a colourful sink is a great way to add interest without committing to an expensive bright benchtop or cabinetry. The sinks also have a matte finish, which fits with the matte trend we are seeing for kitchens right now; nothing is overly shiny or glossy.” Five years ago Heritage Hardware started importing EcoGranit sinks, which are designed and made by German manufacturer Schock, the world leaders in granite sink innovation – since then the market has tripled. “They have taken the place of more traditional ceramic or stainless steel options with discerning kitchen designers,” Mr Clare said. Mr Clare recently returned from Italy where he saw an emerging trend for matching sinks and benchtops, in earthy tones. “The co-ordinated quartz bench and sink look is going to be huge, there’s also a lot of neutral palettes coming out of Europe. We watch what’s happening in the industry very closely and order cutting edge designs straight from international trade shows to deliver the very latest in kitchen design.” For more information visit www. heritagehardware.co.nz

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JNF by Mardeco The JNF range fulfills the needs of New Zealanders by being appealing, durable, and most importantly, practical. The creative minds at JNF in Portugal created a range of handles, hooks, flush pulls, door stops, locks and hinges that fit seamlessly into any building, and help New Zealanders create the homes they have always envisioned. Mardeco now offers an extensive range of concealed hinges, double action hinges and pivots for wooden doors. All systems are available from stock. JNF has introduced its new patented Hydraulic Pivot. Unique to the New Zealand market and exclusive to Mardeco. Its biggest advantage it can be easily installed on a finished floor - no need for cutting concrete. JNF architectural hardware by Mardeco is available now through selected specialised hardware stores nationwide. View the full range at www.mardeco.co.nz


3D Kitchen Craft spaces that reflect your inspiration This spring, Purecoat® by Melteca® introduces eleven new decors to its range of striking, contemporary gloss panels. Made in New Zealand using cuttingedge UV coating technologies, Purecoat by Melteca delivers a mirror-like gloss finish across a range of solid colours, woodgrains and patterned decors inspired by the Melteca range of quality low pressure laminated panels. In addition to a UV stable surface, Purecoat panels are antimicrobial, stain resistant and easy to clean. These highly reflective panels are ideal for vertical applications such as drawers, cabinet doors, wall linings and large feature panels in both residential and commercial spaces. “We are still seeing a strong shift towards reflective and glossy surfaces within the home, so the new additions to the range provide more design flexibility and choice, not only when it comes to high gloss options, but premium finishes within interior environments as a whole” says Marketing Development Manager, Cassey Lindberg. The surface of the Purecoat panels offer a higher level of scratch resistance compared to many traditional two pack paint systems, high gloss vinyl and high gloss acrylic panels. Purecoat by Melteca panels are manufactured on Lakepine® MR ZERO (Moisture Resistant, E0 low formaldehyde emitting)

Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) substrates providing an ideal platform for a consistent and smooth decorative finish, as well as being a more environmental choice. The innovative coating technology contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and the surface is cured using ultraviolet light containing silver ions to provide effective, long term antimicrobial protection, reducing the overall level of harmful bacteria in the environment and the likelihood of cross contamination. This makes Purecoat by Melteca a great choice for applications where hygiene is critical. The new decors are available as a single sided gloss panel with a colour matched, satin finished reverse side. Still included in the Purecoat range is the double sided painted gloss options of Frost, Milk and Ink Black. Each décor is readily available in an 18mm, 2440x1220mm finished panel with matching mirror gloss 1mm laser and PVC edgetapes. Backed by a 10 year warranty and the experience of Laminex New Zealand’s technical services team, Purecoat by Melteca is the ideal choice for premium interior surfaces where a true high gloss look is desired. For more information please visit www.laminex.co.nz or contact your Laminex New Zealand sales representative.

new software release 3D Kitchen has just delivered its latest design software release, version 11. Chris and Rose Adams, the owners of 3D Kitchen, are constantly pushing their design product forward to provide the absolute best result for their customers. Chris explains ... “As our market continues to expand, we are confronted with many issues related to specific regional requirements. This means we need to provide innovative results on an almost daily basis. This is a very positive element in our business and places 3D Kitchen at the top of the list when it comes to ease of use without any compromise on function. We are very proud of our ability to deliver fantastic results to all facets of the industry, and at a price significantly lower than all of our competitors. This is because 3D Kitchen still maintains its roots as being a small family owned business. With resulting low overheads and operational costs, there is a great cost benefit to our customers.” The current release of version 11 is being rolled out in 3 stages. The first stage was released on the 10th October 2016. The next 2 stages will be delivered before the end of 2016 and will be free of charge to existing and new clients who have updated to the first stage. There are some major new enhancements to the software. Please take a few minutes to view our website at www.3dkitchen.com, then give one of our sales agents a call for a personal demonstration and details on upgrading or purchasing. For more go to www.3dkitchen.com

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The faster I go, the behinder I get! Our lives and businesses are all run by rules, regulations and of course time! Timetables, deadlines, faster… faster … ! From procedures, directives to governance, we are all victims of authority! Open, close, stop, go, free entry, no entry, forbidden, 50km, 100km, don’t cross, cross now, this sign, that sign … endless regulations, rule books, timetables of work and life – amend, increase and go on! Quotes from the Book “Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything” by James Gleick. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness" a malady that has launched us into the a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by an age of instant coffee, instant intimacy, instant replay, instant news, instant music and instant gratification, many believe that technology helps to make life easier and navigation faster. However, Gleick contends that everyday conveniences such as microwaves, express mail, television remote controls, speeddial, mobile phones, internet give us a false sense of expediency. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, relaxing and relating to our families, so we cut back even more on sleep, breakfast, lunch, leisure. As speed is increased, relaxation is decreased. “As a technology, the book is like a hammer. That is to say, it is perfect: a tool ideally suited to its task. Hammers can be tweaked and varied but will never go obsolete. Even when builders pound nails by the thousand with pneumatic nail guns, every household needs a hammer. Likewise, the bicycle is alive and well and was invented in a world without automobiles, it was quickly surpassed by motorcycles and powered scooters. But there is nothing quaint about bicycles. They outsell cars.”

live, work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment www.nzgbc.org.nz Standards NZ Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Specializing in managing the development of standards, publishing and selling New Zealand, joint AustraliaNew Zealand, and international standards. www.standards.govt.nz Viewing positions vary depending on the type of surface being inspected.

So, to assist with our busy workload, these websites should assist with information and helpful resources. These addresses are readily available on-line to assist both the public and the industry – be aware your customers have already clicked on these links and may be well informed before they approach you. Build on Line Magazine Practical how-to articles for builders and designers showing good industry practice and interpretation of the NZ Building Code and standards www.buildmagazine.org.nz BRANZ Building a better New Zealand – books for the Builders, books for the Homeowners, and much more www.branz.co.nz BRANZ Find The BRANZ digital helpline, a useful directory of building and construction information BRANZ Find brings together a comprehensive directory of building and construction information, linking you straight to that information. • 6000 links right across NZ • Links to the relevant information and documents • Links to NZ Standards • Links to Topics • Links to regulations • Links to appraisals www.branzfind.org.nz Smarter Homes NZ For homeowners - a smart home is warmer, drier, and more comfortable. It has more

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natural light. It's healthier and it's affordable too. For property professionals smart homes are the way of the future. Increasingly, homebuyers are likely to demand homes that are energy efficient, comfortable, healthy and enjoyable to live in. For the environment - smart homes use less energy, so they help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they use less water, made from materials that don't harm health or the planet. www.smarterhomes.org.nz Homestar • Homestar certifies the health, efficiency and sustainability of NZ homes. • A quality-assurance mark, like Energy Star for appliances, or WELS for water efficiency. The current Building Code sets minimum standards for internal moisture, ventilation, energy efficiency & insulation. • The temperature in many NZ homes is at least 2˚C lower than the World Health Organisation’s minimum indoor daytime temperature of 18˚C www.homestar.org.nz Eco Homes This website has information about ECO and its 50+ member groups as well as news of the environment and major conservation issues in Aotearoa New Zealand www.eco.org.nz NZGBC – Green Building Council The NZGBC is a not-for-profit, industry organisation whose vision is that New Zealanders

Ministry of Building Innovations and Employment • Building and construction • Safety and quality • Skills, innovation & productivity • Weather-tight services • Consultations GUIDE TO TOLERANCES MBIE has released new technical guidance, the Guide to tolerances, materials and workmanship in new residential construction 2015. The guide supports the new consumer protection measures in Part 4A of the Building Act, which came into law on 1 January 2015. Homeowners and builders can use our Guide to tolerances, materials and workmanship as one way to help determine an acceptable level of finish or workmanship at the completion of a building project.What is an acceptable Tolerances for inspecting surfaces and fixtures for: •

Kitchen and Bathroom cabinetry surfaces, door alignments, installations etc • Kitchen bench-tops and vanity tops and surfaces, joins and finishing details • Ti l i n g f o r k i t c h e n a n d bathrooms www.mbie.govt.nz

Extracts from a speech delivered by Milvia Hannah CMKD/ CMBDNZ to an NKBA forum recently.


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ecognising the increasing importance of Health and Safety has recently led us to create a role that has ‘Safety’ as part of the job title. Having a role with time dedicated to H&S issues is a step to meeting our responsibilities, but what are those responsibilities? The Department of Labour used to write specific guidelines around the design and use of machinery. Today there is still a standard in place – AS4024 ‘Safety of Machinery’ – but as you can imagine it doesn’t cover every use of every machine. Furthermore,when determining what actions should be taken regarding a risk, the phrase ‘reasonably practicable’ is open to interpretation, – especially given the inherent danger in most machines used in our industry. WorkSafe have been up front about the complexity around this phrase, stating that the practical application of what is ‘reasonably practicable’ will be worked out through case law as incidents are bought before the courts. We don’t want to be in court. And we’re confident our customers

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don’t want to be either, so it makes sense for us to interpret ‘reasonably practicable’ conservatively. And last month we had a good example of the complexity around this issue. Spindle moulders are dangerous. Big tools, spinning fast, difficult to guard yet still use effectively. One way to reduce the risks on a spindle moulder is to use a powerfeeder. Felder and Format-4 spindle moulders come prepared to have a powerfeed securely mounted on them, and the option to fit an outlet to plug the powerfeed into. Hit the e-stop on the moulder and the powerfeed stops too - essential if someone’s managed to get clothing or long hair somehow caught. But not all spindle moulder manufacturers provide the facility to simple plug a powerfeed into the e-stop circuit. So, given the significant hazards presented by a spindle moulder, at Jacks we’ve decided when selling the two together the powerfeed must be integrated to the e-stop circuit. In practice this mean’s we’ve made the powerfeed outlet standard for our Felder and Format-4 machines. And for any other powerfeeds sold

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Questions such as these don’t necessarily have an answer. But WorkSafe suggest carrying out a thorough risk assessment to help make a decision on what is ‘reasonably practicable.’ So we compared the hazard presented by a powerfeed on a sander, and on a spindle moulder. An abrasion or bruised fingers on a sander: a shredded limb or even a fatality on a spindle moulder. It’s clear the risks are considerably less with a sander. We sought a second opinion from outside our industry. They confirmed that insisting on integration was probably not appropriate. But given the risk still exists, what is our liability in the event of an accident involving an edge sander and powerfeed?

WorkSafe clearly state that using cost as a reason to not do something to control a risk is rarely an excuse. No doubt this too is an area sorted out by case law, but in the meantime we’re trying not to take any risks….

Until next time Kathy from Jacks

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Such decisions feel like progress. But then the cracks appear. What about a powerfeed fitted to an edge sander? Would we insist on integrating them? Would doing so be ‘practicable’? Would we even know the two are to be used together?

Determining what is ‘reasonably practicable’ gets even harder, because the concept of proportionality comes into it too. While integrating a powerfeed with a sander’s e-stop circuit might be a practicable step, is it proportionate to the associated risk? It’s ironic that many customers fitting a powerfeed are doing so to improve safety as well as getting a better result. But what if integrating the powerfeed to a safety circuit doubles the cost? Paying the extra mightn’t be considered disproportionate to a large joinery shop but what about a one-man operation who’s struggling to pay the bills? How does proportionality work for him?

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