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edging questions, tools and answers

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Marriage of the Minds

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When the natural look of an Infinity® solid surface worktop meets a German handcrafted sink, you have a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

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The range of Blanco sink and tapware are a perfect partner with Infinity® benchtops. Together they will service you for a lifetime. New Zealand’s only online benchtop calculator at – click on the Infinity banner. Acrylic benchtops have been around for over 30 years and have been regularly used in commercial applications. Now this high quality surface has become popular in residential homes. The most attractive feature of Infinity® is the ability to join pieces together seamlessly, providing the appearance that your benchtop is carved from one solid piece. Undermount sinks can be easily integrated into the benchtop.

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contents interzum 14 If expo’s are a barometer of the health of an industrial sector then things are looking brighter with news of a very successful interzum in Germany last month.

COVER Novotel Hotel Auckland International Airport. Photograph courtesy Woodform Design see story page 63

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Julian Jaques says his goodbyes

sinks & surrounds 16 Often viewed as commodities there are however huge discrepancies in prices and types of sink inserts and benchtops. We look at some from local suppliers.

Dr Buzz 72 Duncan Such reflects on insurance, Christchurch and the rising dollar

finishing flourish 34

Laminex Update 73 Robert Gibbes on attitudes and opportunities in a flat market

The finish is the thing - we look at what make a good finish in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. From clear stains to lacquers to paints and oils.

A view from both sides 76 Tony DeLorenzo talks about improving health and safety standards and rewiring his old villa Due Process 77 Geoff Hardy looks at ethics in hard times Web Directions 78 Matt Woodward enlightens us on Google voice search

edgebanding essence 48 A difficult part of the manufacturing process which includes a combination of different materials, glue and heat - we talk to some who do it and other who supply those who do.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 13 JITO news - 75 FITEC news - 74 Trade Directories - 80 - 84 Product Focus - 84

novotel 63 Auckland latest hotel, adjacent to the International Airport has some interesting wall panels made from Southland Maple Beech which look great and help absorb airport noise.

Classifieds - 87 - 88

Things to watch for ... 3D Kitchen software giveaway p 7 • Formica competition p 8 • Trip to Turkey p 44

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Mayor in hot seat

from the presidents desk

DNZ CEO Paul Duffy, Auckland Mayor Len Brown and The Laminex Group General Manager Robert Gibbes.


his is my last column to members as I hand over the Presidency to Rhys Powell at the Rotorua conference in June. It would be great to be able to report loads of positive aspects to the past two years, but in fact it’s been a tough road for us all since 2009, and a great deal tougher again for our Canterbury members. The economic environment has thrown, and continues to throw, enormous business challenges at us. I take my hat off to all of you who’ve survived this recession and I’m confident that we’ll see the building industry begin to recover before the year is out. The MJF has retained a focus over this period on introducing NZS4211. I firmly believe that this will spur new life into timber joinery for the home. The Rotorua conference will introduce our plans for rolling this out and how members can take advantage of this new standard. And this is why it’s a great time to leverage the benefits of being a Master Joiner. We give you a solid brand that customers can rely on. Customers are aware of the dangers of shoddy building practices, they’re strapped for cash and every dollar must count. But they can research everything on the net and they’re spoilt for choice. Most will prefer to choose tradesmen that are backed by a reputable organisation like MJF. There’s been a pleasing amount of entries for our national awards and I’m looking forward to viewing these at conference in Rotorua. And of course connecting with friends and colleagues from around the country. It has been a privilege to represent the Master Joiners Federation these past years. The Executive team all bring expertise and skills to the table, and I’ve learned much from their experiences and have enjoyed working alongside them. It’s good to see some younger joiners stepping up to accept tomorrow’s challenges and steer the MJF and its members towards a prosperous future.


uckland Mayor Len Brown was in the hot seat recently during the official opening of The Laminex Group’s new head office and distribution centre in Penrose Auckland. The Mayor tried out for size the J Chair which was designed by US architect Michael Graves. The chair was one of nine designs created by world-renowned US architects in 2008. It formed part of a collection that was recently on display at the Formica Formations Exhibition at the Aotea Centre. The Laminex Group General Manager, Robert Gibbes, said the organisation’s new purpose-built 12,378m2 distribution centre had brought together five separate sites into the one purpose-built facility. The premises which took 12 months to complete were built by Fletcher Construction, with the Laminex Group leasing both buildings from DNZ Property. “The new office building design incorporates environmentallyfriendly initiatives including maximising the use of natural lighting in all office areas, low-energy sensor controlled lighting, some reticulated water and waste recycling,” Robert said. “A number of new technologies have also been introduced including the placement of a state-of-the-art Hubtex lifting platform in the warehouse.” Manufactured in Germany, it is the first of its kind in use in New Zealand. It moves along a wire embedded in the concrete floor and features a lifting platform capable of reaching heights of 7-8 metres, carrying weights of 1.5 tonnes.

Best wishes to you all, and see you in Rotorua. Julian Jaques President Registered Master Joiners


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Interzum and FSM I have had the fortunate opportunity to visit interzum 2011 in Cologne recently to see how things have developed particularly in the architectural hardware scene. The show was heavily attended indicating things are not as bad as we might think. Overseas attendees were up 24% over the last show in 2009. The general feeling was one of calculated optimism for the future. New products abound as you will see in our next couple of issues. The reason I went to Germany was in fact to attend the Annual meeting of members of the International Woodworking & Furniture Supplier Magazines’Association (FSM) of which JOINERS magazine is now a member. There are some 27 countries involved in this Association. The aim is to promote cooperation between the various publications with such things as exchange of articles, joint events and information about individual markets. This will lead to a better understanding of the world scene rather than just a local market. This should have some exciting implications down the track for the magazines involved. More on this as developments occur. All this aside, we have some interesting features in this issue. Edgebanding machinery and related products are a big part of the joinery arsenal of technology. We have some of the latest developments in this issue. When it comes to finishes in the kitchen and bathroom there are a lot of options to consider and issues to watch out for. We have some insights from some of the leading suppliers on what to look out for and what they have to offer. This covers not only walls, ceilings and splashbacks but also finishes for cabinetry and internal joinery. Another important aspect of the kitchen and indeed the bathroom are sinks and benchtops. Having a good (and expensive) looking sink and benchtop is no longer the preserve of just the well to do. They are now priced for any size pocket. We show some of the latest product from leading suppliers. For Master Joiner members note that you have coming up soon the Annual Master Joiners Conference to be held in Rotorua this year. We will have in depth coverage of this including the winners in the Master Joiner Awards and Apprentice Awards in our September issue along with more on interzum and a look at the international woodworking machinery show Ligna 2011. Catch you next time. Bob Nordgren


Joint Conference Nelson 21st & 22nd July 2011 The PMA / WPA Joint conference will involve one day of papers and a half day bus tour around Nelson and Richmond to visit four new timber structural commercial and industrial buildings, which were once the preserve of steel and concrete! Come along, and hear first hand some exciting developments in our sector, including how the industry intends to position itself, post the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Laminex Group has recently launched the Samet range of drawer systems and hinges. Based in Turkey, Samet have been making quality drawer systems since the early 1970’s. They are a family owned and run company, who focus on offering great value products to the furniture and joinery industry around the world. SmartBox soft close drawers have a standard loading capacity of 40kg, and a range of configurations covering 270mm to 600mm depths. The SmartBox range offers several gallery rail and inner draw options, as well as side panels for that designer look. Please contact your Sales representative from The Laminex Group to obtain a catalogue for the full Samet range, and to discover how you could win a trip to Istanbul courtesy of The Laminex Group in October.

Master Joiners national associate membership Taking into consideration suggestions received from suppliers interested in a national associate membership, Master Joiners have agreed to provide this facility. We value the support of suppliers to the joinery industry and understand the importance of the interaction and networking value between suppliers and quality Master Joiners. Suppliers are welcome to have a representative attend and participate in all the local Joinery Manufacturers’ Associations meetings and social functions throughout New Zealand. The national associate subscription will be distributed evenly to each of our current nine Master Joiners regional associations. National Associate Member facility is available to all supplying companies and can be arranged by contacting the Master Joiners at Corinne Moore Master Joiners EO For a list of current associates go to page 83.

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Judges announced for inaugural design competition


wo of the judges in this year’s inaugural Formica Formations design competition have been announced and include a top local and international designer. The Laminex Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Nicky Duggan, said she was delighted with the line-up of judges which include leading New Zealand designer David Trubridge. “David Trubridge has worked in the design industry for over 18 years,” Nicky said. “During that time, he has notched up numerous accolades including being named by a French magazine as one of the top 15 designers in the world. In 2007, he was given New Zealand’s highest design award – the John Britten Award – by the Designer’s Institute of NZ.” Also included on the judging panel is Formica US Vice President of Design Renée Hytry Derrington who was instrumental in initiating a similar US design event. A third guest judge is yet to be announced although The Laminex Group is expecting that person to be an internationally recognised architect.

“Having top industry professionals from both New Zealand and overseas judging the inaugural competition is a great reflection of how well supported the competition is within the design community,” Nicky said.

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“Furthermore, having a leading light like David Trubridge involved in this event will ensure that New Zealand entries are judged to a particularly high international standard.”

Spurred on by the success of that project, Formica in New Zealand devised its own competition for local architects and designers.

David said he was looking forward to judging the competition. “I’m very interested in seeing what kind of clever designs New Zealand designers and architects can create,” he said. “There are a number of very talented and creative professionals in this country and a strong collective of promising young designers. I’m certain there will be some great entries and am eager to see the finished results.”

The 2011 Formica Formations™ competition requires entrants to submit design drawings for a piece of sculptural furniture that would use Formica brand materials. The competition aims to celebrate and showcase the creativity of architects and designers throughout New Zealand.

The Formica Formations competition was unveiled earlier this month by The Laminex Group. The competition aims to encourage both experienced and emerging designers to pit their design talents against 10 of the world’s best architects. The competition came about following a successful collaboration in 2008 between Formica US and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati. “World-renowned architects were invited to design a limited collection of furniture, using Formica laminates and solid surface materials,” Nicky said. “Ten distinctive chairs – all museum pieces in their own right - were constructed using over 420m2 of Formica.”

There are two entry categories – professional architects and designers, and emerging architects and designers. Individual and group submissions of up to four team members will be accepted. The Laminex Group will fabricate the winning design from each category for display at an official awards ceremony later this year. Entries close on 31 July, with submissions and further information available at www.

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Winning With Wood Lockwood and Verda combine for showcase

The Lockwood Group is marking its 60th anniversary by combining with Verda to stage a showcase of innovative residential design and building during Rugby World Cup 2011. Their showcase site, at the Lockwood village of show homes in Rotorua, will feature four different designs of houses, together with outdoor furniture and features by Verda. The site will be one of a wide range of showcase sites around New Zealand under the Winning With Wood programme, aimed particularly at showing some of the 85,000 RWC visitors the many innovative uses of timber in New Zealand. Organised by NZ Trade & Enterprise, Winning With Wood is intended to promote exports of New Zealandmade timber products, as part of the Real New Zealand Showcase featuring 16 industry sectors. Lockwood and Verda’s site will be one of the largest in Winning With Wood and will feature an example of the innovative Lockwood EcoSmart home, as well as Verda’s sustainably treated outdoor furniture, decking and panels. Lockwood Group marketing manager Melanie Short said the company decided to participate in Winning With Wood because the group is an innovative, Kiwi organisation and has a strong export focus. “Verda and Lockwood have a strong mutual relationship – our products are complementary. We are really excited about the opportunity to meet with returning Kiwis and overseas visitors. We plan to ensure that during the showcase overseas visitors are greeted, welcomed and hosted.” For Verda, a much newer timber success story, Winning With Wood is an opportunity to present a medium-sized company, with 60 staff, to visitors from around the world. Verda’s Mathilde Carles said the company, founded in 2002, has been developing Australian and European export markets over the past two years and plans to grow its exports, especially of premium decking, from 25% of turnover to 60-70% in the next four to five years. “New Zealand is hosting one of the biggest sporting events, with 85,000 visitors from everywhere in the world. This is a good opportunity for a medium-sized company,” she said. For more information, contact: Lionel Crawley, NZTE Bay of Plenty Regional Manager, Phone +64 7 577 6199, mobile +64 27 5 498 173.

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Kiwi Lumber committed to high standards Kiwi Lumber is a privately owned New Zealand company that operates three modern sawmills in Putaruru, Dannevirke and Masterton. The plants are strategically situated to take advantage of the close proximity to the large commercial plantations in the Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Central Plateau areas of the North Island. Kiwi Lumber, which produces a range of products specifically to meet the needs of manufacturers in the furniture, joinery, mouldings and building industries have recently taken possession of three Clark GEN2 8-tonne forklifts from NZ distributor, Clark Equipment New Zealand Limited. “Kiwi Lumber is committed to understanding the needs of its customers, so it was gratifying to find that Clark Equipment has a like-minded approach and were responsive towards finding solutions to improve our competitiveness,” says Kiwi Lumber’s Putaruru Site Manager, Grant Williams. “This is extremely important, as our customers operate in a competitive global market and we also vie with other international suppliers for their business.” The three GEN2 forklifts have been supplied with 1350mm lumber forks and will be used for loading green and kiln dried timber products on to T&T units. Also as a yard fork for unloading dry timber, stacking and feeding in and out of filleting and de-filleting stations. As well, the forklifts will bring dry semi-processed timber into the planer operation and take finished goods out to the pre-despatch storage area.

The GEN2 are particularly suited to yard applications and in particular, heavy manufacturing, stevedoring and warehousing. With the combination of a 100HP engine, fully automatic 3-speed ‘smart shift’ transmission, wet disc brakes and rugged chassis design, the GEN2 C80 provides the exceptional performance, manoeuvrability and durability. The GEN2 provides maximum visibility and hydraulic cushioning valves to reduce shock and vibration. The operator compartment is state of the art and features among other things, a fully adjustable suspension seat, a tilt steering column and hood mounted hydraulic controls. A parking brake that disengages the transmission when applied is a major safety feature. Kiwi Lumber process radiata logs that are milled entirely from renewable plantations, all of which comply with New Zealand’s environmental management policies. “Our logs are purchased from these leading forestry companies, allowing us to secure grades of logs that are best suited to our customer’s requirements,” says Grant Williams. “With the increasing international awareness of the desirability to harvest and use a renewable resource, Kiwi Lumber has expanded its export markets and now supplies clients in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia and throughout New Zealand.” For further information on the Clark GEN2 range of forklifts contact Clark Equipment on 0800 262 228 or visit the website

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New at Jacks Jacks are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis Pantelides as Sales Manager Panel Processing Division. With NZ’s economy showing signs of growth, and the continued success of German manufacturing giant Homag’s products around the world, Alexis’s appointment increases Jacks’ capacity to support medium to large scale panel-based customers around the country. With Jerry Williams continuing to provide technical expertise, Alexis will be representing all of the Homag Group companies in New Zealand, including favourites Brandt edgebanders, Weeke CNC, and Holzma beamsaws. Alexis will be part of Jacks’ sixstrong team attending LIGNA in Hannover, Germany, this June. Managing Director Robin Jack says: “With three separate groups of Kiwi customers joining us at LIGNA this year, we’re seeing a growing confidence in the NZ market. Alexis joins us at a time when more than ever our customers rely on us to present them with efficient, affordable manufacturing solutions. LIGNA offers us the opportunity to keep right-up-to date with the latest technology from our suppliers, while also ensuring that our customers experience European innovations. No doubt our Panel customers will be hearing plenty about what’s new at LIGNA from Alexis on his return�.

Chris and Rose Adams, owners of 3D Kitchen, attended the Holmesglen TAFE annual student achievement award dinner in Melbourne on 18th of May. The Holmesglem Institute of TAFE is one of Australia’s largest training institutions training students in the joinery, furniture and design trades. 3D Kitchen has been associated with the TAFE for many years now and has been the main award sponsor for the past five years. It was a very enjoyable evening and a unique opportunity to see the extremely high degree of skill these students have achieved. 3D Kitchen provides over $3,000 worth of sponsorship to the TAFE annually and it is a delight to be able to provide sponsorship to such worthy recipients. Congratulations to all winners and in particular to Ruben Becker (pictured above) on winning the 3D Kitchen prize. 3D Kitchen also provides its full design and production software to the TAFE for student training purposes. Because of the very limited time the TAFE has to teach its various modules, the speed at which this software can be learned is a key reason for the TAFE choosing 3D Kitchen as part of its cabinetmaking and joinery teaching.

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new products to be shown at Conference ASSA ABLOY New Zealand welcomes all Master Joiners to their stand at the Rotorua Master Joiners Conference, June 23-25. It is our pleasure to continue to offer quality products and service with the Interlock - Folding and Sliding range. The most recent additions to the Interlock – Folding and Sliding range includes the Weatherfold Window 20 and Single Run 80. These will be on our stand to check out, alongside some of our well known and established folding and sliding products. Weatherfold Window 20 is an extension of the proven Window Servery System. Its self draining, concealed guide uses modern technology and provides superior functionality while allowing it to be incorporated into traditional timber joinery. Two sash thickness options are available to suit both single and double glazed applications.

The Single Run 80 has had a hanger in the market for some time but a new and cost efficient 80kg track is now available. This track, in mill or anodized finishes, offers a smooth look with no seal grooves and is ideally suited to shutters and lighter door applications.

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The ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Trade Team can be found on stand 10 at the Master Joiners Conference and are looking forward to catching up with as many of you as possible. ASSA ABLOY New Zealand would like to acknowledge the tough business conditions the industry has experienced this year, in particular the Canterbury Region. As we look ahead to improving times, ASSA ABLOY is proud to be supporting the Timber Joinery industry and we look forward to seeing you in Rotorua.

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Full coverage of the Master Joiners Conference including details and photographs of the Master Joiners Awards and the Apprentice Awards will be contained in the September issue of JOINERS Magazine. Following the Awards night on the 25th of June winners details will be available for viewing on the master Joiners website

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Richard Abela MD Hettich Australia/NZ and Marc Reichling Head of Corporate Marketing.

Philipp Blum and Blum NZ Managing Director Michael Hawkins.


ensational was the general consensus amongst exhibitors at the end of this year’s interzum. With 52,400 trade visitors from 147 countries, the leading international trade fair for the furniture supplier industry was able to announce growth of 13%. The internationality of the visitor structure, traditionally always high anyway, increased significantly this year with a plus of 24%. “I’m absolutely thrilled. What’s been happening here over the last few days is incredible. For four days, the exhibitors have been showing what I can only describe as a firework display. The industry has been celebrating itself – with good reason,” concludes Frank Haubold, product manager of interzum and director of the imm cologne. “With this interzum, Koelnmesse has definitely underlined its position as a beacon for the furniture industry. I don’t believe there is any other trade fair venue in the world where three absolute leading events for the respective sectors take place so successfully, in such concentrated form and in such a brief space of time. We are creating precedents for an extremely promising future,” says a visibly satisfied Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.

Eddie Marsh and Kevin Kyle from Hafele NZ.

Andrew Whisker NZ Manager Rehau.

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This year’s interzum was the international meeting point for the supplier industry. The mood was extremely good, exhibitors were able to make new contacts and boost business. And visitors had the opportunity to get a comprehensive overview of what the sector has to offer. There were sophisticated newly developed products on show in all segments. As in the past, it was mostly decision-makers who came to interzum, an important aspect repeatedly applauded by exhibitors. “It was a very good fair for us. The number of visitors was much higher than last time, and we’re very satisfied with the quality of the visitors as well. In our opinion, it was a first-rate interzum,” concludes Wolfgang Steib, executive board member at Hettich.

And it’s not just the exhibitors who are satisfied with the quantity and quality of the visitors. The visitors were equally enthusiastic about the comprehensive product spectrum on show in Cologne. “It was an extraordinary interzum! Great atmosphere, fantastic flair, attractive exhibitors with some very individual presentations, and some very interesting proposals for own idea pool,” commented one trade visitor from abroad. The supporting programme for this year’s fair was more extensive than ever before and went down extremely well with visitors. In particular, the second edition of “innovation of interior”, a forum for interior architects, tradesmen, architects, designers and developers, was a huge success. Together with Professor Hartmut A. Raiser and Antonius Quodt, Koelnmesse created a groundbreaking special exhibition on materials, finishes and lighting. “In our opinion, the ‘innovation of interior’ concept is a great success. We were delighted to welcome so many visitors, principally architects, but lots of visitors from other target groups as well, and call their attention to our innovations. They included lots of new contacts for whom our presence in Hall 4.2 was the starting point before going to our booth in Hall 7 for more in-depth information,” concludes Julia Sohler, Marketing Communications Officer at Blum GmbH. This years “interzum award: material innovations and design”, presented for the fifth time by Koelnmesse in collaboration with red dot, again honoured some of the industry’s most outstanding innovations. The top-notch jury awarded prizes to a total of 43 products, which were presented in their own special exhibition on the boulevard for the duration of the trade fair. interzum 2013 13 – 16 May 2013

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Classic stainless from Burns & Ferrall p. 22

sinks & surrounds A focal point of the kitchen, the benchtop and sinkware instantly create the style of the kitchen. High functionality and high aesthetics are a must for most, often tempered by price where cost effective solutions are required. And the price can vary considerably across the range of materials and designs available. We look at stainless steel, solid timber, laminate and synthetic options on the market as well as some of the accessories available and processes involved in manufacturing and installing benches and sinks.

Local product from Mercer p. 21

Fire retardant splashbacks from The Laminex Group p. 19

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Benchtops and sinks – a marriage of the minds With Häfele’s versatile product offering of sinks and benchtops – creating an attractive kitchen becomes so much easier. Broken Stone

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Infinity benchtops are produced via economies of scale. They come to us prefabricated as blanks and only require joining together on site. A significant contributor to the high cost of acrylic tops is the labour required to fabricate benchtops from scratch out of raw sheet. Infinity avoids this lengthy expensive fabrication process, which allows us to offer a price advantage with no compromise on quality as well as a short lead time. Seamless joins A major plus of Infinity tops is that the joins are almost impossible to detect. Hygienic Infinity is non-porous therefore hygienic as bacteria can not harbour in the material.




Easy to Clean Cleaning with simple soap and water, or Spray ‘n’ Wipe type products. The surface can also handle mild abrasives like Jiff (which actually does the surface good as it will remove any minor abrasions and scuff marks.) Acrylic surfaces are non-porous therefore will not stain. Recoverable Infinity tops can be brought back to their original finish by a simple sand and polish. Touch Smooth as silk and not as cold to the touch as stone or stone composites.

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Colour Fast Infinity tops being 100% acrylic are less likely to fade when exposed to normal levels of UV. One of the many benefits is, that your Infinity top can easily be restored to its original beauty many years later by simply sanding and buffing. Consult any one of our accredited installers to facilitate this work. Guaranteed to Last Häfele offers a 10 year warranty on Infinity bench tops.

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The latest BLANCO range of sinks and taps include Silgranit Puradur II sinks which are resistant to dirt deposits, stains, metal abrasion as well as being scratch resistant, heat resistant up to 280°C and resistant to impact. The new satin stone finish with its unique properties helps to repel water, preventing the build-up of surface deposits, stains and lime scale and is easier to care for than virtually any other surface. The seamless nature of Infinity combined with the unique natural look of BlancoSilgranit Puradur II sinks and taps, create an unbeatable duo in design standards.

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Through its advanced blend of pure acrylic polymer, long spans can be created that appear to be virtually seamless. Curved designs, integrated sinks and draining grooves are all possible with Corian®. Corian® is non porous and stain resistant making it a hygienic surface solution ideal for use in food preparation areas.

Just launched into the New Zealand market, Laminex Metaline® is a fire retardant composite panel that has been specifically developed for kitchen splashbacks. It offers the look and feel of coloured glass, but allows greater design flexibility.

The new Corian Organics collection will be launched in July, bringing the total New Zealand range to 20 colours.

Laminex Metaline® can be cut, machined and formed using standard tools. It can be formed around corners, and have folded edges for tidy butt joins. It can be cut after installation to install power points, and has no restrictions on edge distances for holes and cutouts. Laminex Metaline® has a wear resistant coating with a high gloss surface finish and is available in 12 stocked colours through The Laminex Group. The Laminex Metaline® Splashback system is Codemark certified, and is supported by a 7 year product warranty.

Corian is available through the nationwide network of approved Corian® fabricators and installers, with a 10 year warranty on both the Corian® and the installation. For the latest brochure 0800 99 99 39

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…surfaces that are durable, versatile and hygienic.

Å Long spans that appear virtually seamless Å Curved designs, integrated sinks and draining grooves Å Non porous, stain resistant – ideal for food preparation

PLUS Å Up to a third less waste during fabrication than stone Å 10 year manufacturer’s residential warranty Å Proven for more than 30 years O’Brien Group is an approved fabricator of Corian® and New Zealand’s leading supplier of benchtops for domestic and commercial applications. Contact us today on

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2)) 7+( 35(66 Mercer Products is proud to remain a New Zealand manufacturer of Stainless Steel sinkware and our Christchurch facility produces a great number of the excellent items that we sell.

“Cold off the press� might seem strange at first, but the pressing process is actually a cold one, done under immense pressure with utmost care. The annealing process (pictured in the background right) is a heat treatment wherein a material is altered, relieving internal stresses, refining the structure by making it homogeneous, and improving cold working properties.

Our factory also allows us to produce sinks and sinkware from the durable and resistant 316 grade stainless steel. Greater resistance to pitting and corrosion over regular 304 grade makes 316 the choice in tough environments, labs and medical facilities. You will be able to tell the sink is 316 grade as it will have this logo etched on it.

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go local call from Mercer New Zealand’s biggest sink manufacturer is calling on the Government to think local when it contracts suppliers for the mammoth housing rebuild in Christchurch. Mercer Products, which manufactures and supplies kitchen sinks, laundry tubs and their “Bisonne” laminate and “borelli” solid surface benching materials, is currently supporting its trade customers who in turn are tendering for Department of Building and Housing contracts. If they are successful, the Lunns Rd factory would be able to extend its 40 hour week, employing more staff. General manager David Mayell said allocation of contracts to local business would provide a much-needed stimulus to the Christchurch economy. “For us, there are opportunities to assist with both the 10,000 temporary houses that are earmarked for the city, and also the thousands of homes that are likely to be demolished and rebuilt. The potential for well-positioned Christchurch manufacturers and suppliers to be part of the recovery is huge. ” “It is an excellent opportunity for policy makers and businesses to support Christchurch manufacturing and thus employ people that make up our Christchurch community” Mayell says. The business currently employs 50 staff across the country, including 15 at its 3,000 m2 local factory. The remainder work from its centralised warehouse and distribution centre in Hamilton, which also houses its customer service centre. Mercer’s products are warehoused in the both Hamilton and in Christchurch. Currently around 70%, domestic sales still make up the largest proportion of business with commercial sales taking up the balance. Mercer’s name is part of the fabric of Christchurch’s heritage. The manufacturer dates back nearly 130 years, established in 1882 by James Mercer in Tuam St before subsequently shifting to Moorhouse Ave.

The move to purpose-built premises suffered a severe blow just short of a year later when fire damaged the factory’s finishing room and the entire roof, causing upheaval for the following six months. Mayell, who’s been general manager for the past 11 years, has vivid memories of the work required to keep the factory onstream. While Mercer is the biggest sink manufacturer in New Zealand, it too has climbed the heady heights of the building and renovations boom but suffered falling volumes during the economic downturn. Despite this, Mercer Products in New Zealand has remained profitable – this being due to its strong market position, its quality product and ability to meet customer requirements.

By manufacturing locally Mercer Products can keep raw materials and finished goods inventory at required market levels for supply, and keep local people employed.

“We’ve been working 40 hours a week but an automated factory like ours has potential to greatly increase production as required so that we could conceivably manufacture around the clock,” Mayell said. It’s that investment in sophisticated plant and equipment, which helps keep Mercer Products competitive in the face of increasing imports – its largest rival. “By manufacturing locally we can keep our raw materials and finished goods inventory at required market levels for supply, and keep local people employed.”

In 2002 Mercer Products built a new purpose build sink factory, on the Lunns Rd property shared with its allied company, Mercer Stainless Ltd which services the dairy sector.

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Sinks can be integrated into custom stainless steel benchtops from Burns & Ferrall. The benchtops are made from 304-grade steel, and are available in a range of textures, including brushed, satin and classic finishes.

All leading laminate brands Silestone • Caesarstone • Roxx • HiMacs • Corian • Saba Surface Graeme Faire Ltd 3/64 Hunua Road, Papakura 2110 Ph: 09 299 6237 Mob: 027 2551467 Fax: 09 298 2809 Email: Web:

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a true trend setter stainless steel benchtops

Every decade is defined by different fashions, but there is one material that has endured the changing trends in kitchen design. Stainless steel is in fact even more sought after today than it was in the 50’s. But it is fair to say today’s kitchen benchtops and sinks are a far cry from those early models. The latest designs from Burns & Ferrall reflect the increasing high-tech nature of the modern kitchen. Just as kitchen designs have become more streamlined in recent years, so have material palettes become more refined. And one of the most noticeable trends is the move towards raw materials that provide a crisp, sleek look. Burns & Ferrall’s custom stainless steel benching is transforming modern kitchens. The benchtops, which are made from highgrade 304 stainless steel, once only seen on a sink bench or in a commercial kitchen, is now the material of choice for an increasing number of homeowners. Burns & Ferrall believe the growing demand for stainless steel surfaces can be attributed to the sleek, contemporary aesthetics and its renowned benefits. Stainless steel is a highly durable and hygienic surface – one that won’t chip or stain. In fact, many designers say the more it wears, the better it looks. Burns & Ferrall, a specialist stainless steel benchtop manufacturer offer new finishes and plenty of scope for designers. As well as the Classic and Satin finishes, a variety of decorative textured surfaces are available. Custom stainless steel benchtops also come with a choice of up stand and fascia profiles, and may incorporate sink bowls. For details, contact Burns & Ferrall Ltd. Auckland: 208 Neilson St, Onehunga, phone (09) 633 0900; Wellington: 4 Railway Avenue, Lower Hutt, phone (04) 568 7052; Christchurch: Units 5/6, 191 Main South Rd, phone (03) 349 5394. Or visit the website:


The centre of a good kitchen Proving that big benefits can come in small packages, Franke has developed an exciting new sink that’s ergonomically designed to maximise every millimetre of available space. The result is a surprisingly spacious bowl that fits into a smaller than average cabinet – making it perfect those looking to maximise storage space. The new Largo LAX 110 45 boasts ultra-modern looks and generous proportions, yet the bowl squeezes perfectly within a slender 500mm-wide base unit.

Largo LAX110-16 & LAX110-45

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

Franke. For kitchens without compromise.

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NOW AVAILABLE For all enquiries contact 0800 697 465 (0800 MY SINK) or visit our WEBSITE at w w JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 23

CDK Stone makes digital measuring simpler! C

DK Stone New Zealand Ltd, based on Auckland’s North Shore, is owner operated and is dedicated to bringing “Quality Diamond Tooling Solutions” to their customers to help them process stone both efficiently and cost effectively.

By simply marking the relevant points with the pen, for example the corners of a kitchen countertop, the points are directly translated into a digital DXF CAD file.

The company offers an extensive range of stone processors’ tools that will get the job done from start to finish including cutting blades, abrasives, profiling tools, handling equipment, adhesives, sealers and cleaners. Included in their range of products that will improve and stream-line the stone industry are the Proliner® Series Measuring Devices, the world’s leading digitizer in 2D and 3D measurements. The Proliner® Series uses the Proliner ® Principle which is very simple: measuring with a wire. At the end of the length of measuring wire is a metal measuring pen. By simply marking the relevant points with the pen, for example the corners of a kitchen countertop, the points are directly translated into a digital DXF CAD file. Measurements can be made of even the most complex of shapes to an accuracy of 0.5mm in just seconds saving time and reducing errors.

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The digital drawing that is produced can then be used to operate your CNC machine, print your plots or be used as a base for your design. To view a demonstration on using the Proliner® go to ProdimInternational#p/f The Proliner® can be used easily by a single person being compact and easy to carry. It reduces time spent on-site taking measurements, and ensures measurements taken are accurate and reliable. The Proliner® is an invaluable investment that will pay for itself for many years to come.

CDK Stone customers who have purchased the Proliner® to date are more than satisfied with it’s performance. And should the need ever arise that repairs need to be made as part of their commitment to customer service CDK Stone carry a loan machine for that rare occasion.

“the Proliner® Principle: measuring with a wire”

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hen it comes to caring for stone kitchen benchtops CDK Stone brings you Lithofin, a product range that has been developed in Germany over the past 50 years and has become synonymous with quality. CDK highly recommends that new natural stone tops are sealed using a high quality impregnating sealer to largely prevent liquid pollutants from penetrating the surface – the Lithofin Stain-Stop range has been designed for this purpose and is available in both water and solvent based products. The application process is easy, and with correct maintenance will help protect stone for up to 20 years. As natural and engineered stone in kitchen benchtops are subjected to heavy wear, they need maintaining. Regular cleaning with Lithofin MN Easy-Clean will not only help remove grease, oil and general dirt but will also help enhance the natural colour and lustre of the stone. MN Easy-Clean comes in a ready to use spray bottle and has been designed specifically to help support the effectiveness of the impregnating sealer which in turn will extend the lifetime of the natural stone top.

To keep stone benchtops looking polished and brand new, especially marble, Lithofin MN Polish Cream comes to the rescue. It produces a sheen, enhances the natural appearance and produces a protective layer to help stop any pollutants from penetrating the stone surface. Used monthly and after cleaning MN Polish Cream will also make blemishes and scratches less visible.

As an ideal gift for new stone benchtop owners, CDK Stone have available an extensive Lithofin Carekit

As an ideal gift for new stone benchtop owners, CDK Stone have available an extensive Lithofin Carekit that includes: • MN Polish Cream White 125mL • MN Power Clean 500mL • MN Easy Clean 500mL • Non-abrasive nylon scrubbing sponges • Micro fibre cleaning cloths • Care Instructions CDK Stone are the exclusive NZ distributor of Lithofin products, and offer a training service to applicators and resellers.

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TEKA RANGE Totara Marketing is pleased to announce the introduction of a select range of sinks and appliances from our Teka range.

Appliances and sinkware

multifunction ovens ceramic cook tops induction hobs range hoods sinkware

Totara Marketing 2009 Ltd 49 Sir William Ave, East Tamaki, Auckland Telephone 09 274 4393 Facsimile 09 273 0016

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Teka sinks and appliances are available in over 125 countries worldwide, across five continents, and are backed by over 80 years experience. A household name in Europe, Teka is synonymous with quality and performance across all sectors that it competes in. SINKS At the heart of every discerning kitchen is discerning sink wear with Teka fitting this bill, however not carrying the price tag you would expect. Manufactured in 18/10 surgical grade stainless steel for premium quality. A selection of bowl & drainer and top or under mounted sink options are available to cater to any requirements. APPLIANCES The appliance range includes multifunction ovens in fingerprint resistant stainless steel, ceramic and gas hobs, induction hobs and range hoods with extremely quiet extraction. The Teka steam oven has been designed with the reservoir sitting on the top of the oven, so that the standard width oven lay will fit inside the oven. Unique compared to other European brands where oven width is often compromised to fit the reservoir. Teka’s attention to design detail ensures that when you look around a kitchen you’ll notice that the digital displays on cook tops and ovens match, the luster of the stainless steel used on the gas hob is the same as the oven and the sink. Often a mismatch of appliances leads to differing stainless finishes throughout the kitchen whereas the Teka range uniquely avoids this.

Project sinkware and appliances

oven, hob & rangehood for under $1,000*

PROJECT RANGE Now Totara Marketing is offering sinkwear and appliance solutions catering to the developer and home makeover market, where quality and cost effectiveness are factors. SINKS All project sinks are .9mm 18/10 304 stainless steel, which is above the NZ expected standard, making this range not only affordable but reliable and of the highest quality. Included in the range is the slim line series, perfect for narrow bench tops, coming with the option of single, one Âź & double bowl with drainer. The 500 series includes all standard sink formats, including a one Âź bowl model without drainer, popular for apartments and smaller kitchens. Our Project range is extensive & can cater and cover the needs of all requirements. APPLIANCES Totara is pleased to introduce the Project range of appliances, which are affordable coming from leading manufacturers. The range consists of an 8 function oven, touch control ceramic hob (including a two burner touch control hob) through to gas hobs and a selection of range hoods.

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* SPECIAL For a limited time, to introduce the range into the market we are offering a package consisting of oven, hob (gas or ceramic) & rangehood for under $1,000. Contact us at Totara Marketing for more information.

Totara Marketing 2009 Ltd 49 Sir William Ave, East Tamaki, Auckland Telephone 09 274 4393 Facsimile 09 273 0016

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meeting benchlines with a TN38 One of the better known specialists of custom built benchtops using high pressure decorative laminate are Franklin Laminates Ltd based in Drury, Auckland. Established in 1985, the business is owned by the Smith family headed by Graeme Smith. It has been a while since JOINERS Magazine last looked at Franklin Laminates so Bob Nordgren caught up with Graeme recently to find out what’s new. Although Franklin Laminates manufacture benchtops for the consumer their forte is as a provider to the trades. There have been two more recent developments that have impacted positively on the growth of the business. The first was the establishment some seven years ago of the Benchtops Direct brand. “This was to cater for those throughout New Zealand who wanted to have a replacement HPL benchtop made specifically for their home at good prices. With targeted television advertising this brand has grown over the last few years.” Graeme says.

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“With these benchtops being custom made, largely from Wilson Art Laminate from Parburys, we are also able to provide consultation, design and pattern making services. We can supply appliances, sink inserts and faucets and offer a door replacement service. We take pride in our installation expertise and have the experience to handle all commercial and domestic maintenance projects as required.” The second development has been providing for all the HPL benchtop requirements for Mitre 10 stores, New Zealand wide through Stewart Scott Cabinetry who supply both flat pack or built up kitchens for Mitre 10. “We process 30mm and 36mm thick benchtops in longer lengths for more flexibility in a range of some thirteen colours. The challenge for us has been to keep up with demand and continue to produce a high quality product for both Stewart Scott Cabinetry and Benchtops Direct.” comments Graeme.

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To meet this challenge the company turned to their long time supplier of specialist machinery Steve Fifield from Pro Form NZ Ltd. “Pro Form have always been great for quality both in the machinery and the service Steve provides. It’s comforting dealing with a Kiwi manufacturing machinery in New Zealand – with the experience of New Zealand conditions to go with it.” says Graeme. In February this year they installed a brand new TN 38 Flow through post forming machine from Pro Form. Graeme explains “In a nutshell, this machine provides for a more exact method of post forming. It’s efficient and gives a guaranteed result. A key to the machine for us was the ability to form a tighter radius consistently. In fact the machine was purpose built to meet this requirement. It was a real plus having a very good machinery manufacturer like Pro Form who could deliver what we wanted and give us a competitive advantage.”

The TN 38 Flow through comes with three primary forming stations plus two secondary forming stations and is solidly built from welded steel plate construction. The PVA glue application is electronically controlled and this enables the TN 38 to be operated in full automatic mode “Productivity with this machine has been great and more importantly the precision the machine offers means we can be assured of consistent quality. This is particularly important when producing larger volumes.” Graeme points out.

For more information contact Graeme Smith Franklin Laminates Ltd 10 Firth St, Drury, Auckland Ph. 09 294 8142 E:graeme@franklinlaminates.

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“making life easier” Attention all kitchen installers, benchtop manufacturers, shop fitters, kitchen & cabinet manufacturers: have you experienced the benefits of using ZIPBOLT innovation yet? The ZIPBOLT range now includes over 20 different con-necting solutions and has earned many design awards including the 2007 reddot Design Award ... here’s why!


But they’re more expensive than standard worktop connectors? We answer NO! If you accurately put your time to account and allow for it, you will find that ZIPBOLT saves you money. Not only this, it also ensures installation on site is SO much quicker: SAVE TIME WHEN TIME IS MONEY!

Have you seen ZIPBOLT in action? Go to: or



Do they really save time? Absolutely! In trials we proved it over 75% quicker even than ratchet spanners! You only have to ask those that use them to hear that they really do save time and effort.







What is a ZIPBBOLT UT Connector? The Zipbolt UT Connectors have a unique integrated gearing system driven by a universal 5mm Hex drive which offers easier, stronger and faster unrivalled tensioning power. Allows the user to tension the bolt with a hand-held hex driver or power drill in seconds, eliminating the difficult handling and time consuming problems associated with using a spanner. What about the strength? Zipbolt’s mechanism is EXTREMELY strong and in addition to this, the mechanism is a geared one which means that the joint is actually tighter than the pressure on the driver feels! Add all this together with the new ALL METAL Housing and ZIPBOLT really is a winner! What about boards thinner than 30mm? No problems there, just use the 5808 UT MINI Zipbolt: all the same design but just SO slim-line it will join boards as thin as 16mm! The 5808 UT Mini was the result of an engineering challenge to retain the strength of the Zipbolt mechanism but scale it all down ... we did it!

Did you know we also stock: • Full extension SOFT CLOSE ball bearing side mount drawer slides in ZP!! • Joinery brackets and fixings • Standard full extension ball bearing slides • Cable ports (60 & 80mm in full range of colours) & cable snakes • Joining biscuits and dowels • Bed slats & shoes





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acrylic also by The Woodsmiths

Acrylic solid surface with waterfall drop.

What makes SOLID WOOD the most enduring option? Here are 6 Good Reasons. • Hard-wearing good looks that never go out of fashion. • Warm and appealing to the eye and the Woodsmiths Hi-Build Resin Finish is very tough. • Solid wood won’t chip around the edges or in high wear areas such as the edges of an undermounted sink. • The Woodsmiths Hi-Build Resin Finish won’t stain or mark from bleaches, lemon juice, red wine etc, etc. • All tops are totally sealed and encased with resin to make them all-round water proof. • Solid wood will in fact last a lifetime - or more! And can be rejuvenated at anytime.

So why choose The Woodsmiths for your SOLID WOOD needs? Here are 7 Good Reasons. • Quality workmanship backed up by a solid 10 Year Warranty - no risk or come back for you! • Fast turnaround to meet your deadlines. • Flexibility, you draw it we’ll make it • A specialist team that knows what they are doing. • All tops are carefully packed to ensure you receive them in pristine condition. • Competitive pricing, you get top value for your money. Your cost is fixed! • One stop shop for all your Solid Wood needs.

You can have your Acrylic Solid Surface bench tops fabricated by the same craftsmen that have been hand crafting your solid wood bench tops for the last 20 years. Acrylic solid surface bench tops give you another option to offer to your customers. Providing a different look to solidwood, but complementing in design, some of the great features: • Warm and softer feel than stone. • Design flexibility. You can simply do anything with it. • Repairable if scratched or chipped. • Extensive edge treatment options. • Non-porous long life hygienic surface • 10 year limited warranty. • Eco specifier and Green Guard certified. • Seamless. No ugly silicone joins. • Thermoforming capabilities for curves. • Acrylic resins add extra strength.

Call The Woodsmiths today for all your Solid Wood and Acrylic Bench Top needs.

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additions to InnoTech


ettich have newly launched InnoTech Push to Open – the winner of the 2011 DesignEx New Bathroom Product of the Year – and another addition to Hettich’s renowned InnoTech range featuring manual push to open technology, thus eliminating the need for handles and creating a sleek minimalist look. “We make kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms work beautifully by providing all the bits and pieces that help lift the experience in the home to the truly exceptional” says Dave Angus, Marketing Manager, Hettich Australia/NZ. “Consumers these days demand their homes not only function beautifully but also display innovative design, reflecting their individual tastes” says Angus. Hettich’s newest Push to Open drawers can be opened easily with a light touch regardless of how heavy the contents. The range is manual, with a compact system that is easily fitted to new or existing cabinetry. This complements the Hettich Easys electronic option that has proved to be very popular, particularly in situations where hands are full or dirty. InnoTech Push to Open also feature Hettich’s unique high quality Quadro drawer runner technology, ensuring drawers run smoothly for a lifetime of enjoyment. InnoTech’s new Push to Open range is ideal in the bathroom combined with another exciting new Hettich Product - OrgaTray 100, 200 and 300.

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These new InnoTech drawer organisers have been designed specifically for the bathroom and blend practicality and clever space utilization. The ability to position drawers around the waste pipe of the basin to provide more usable storage space in vanities is key. Available in three sizes the smallest provides clever storage and is perfect for all kinds of cosmetics and smaller type utensils. The two larger sizes have the u-bend recess and plenty of space for small and larger items. All are available in a silver or white finish, are anti-static, easy to clean and easy to trim to size.

To find out more about these products contact Hettich at 0800 HETTICH or visit a Hettich Endorsed Showroom near you. These are all listed at

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FINISHES making the kitchen and bathroom look just right W

hen creating a new or renovated kitchen or bathroom a key decision in the final appearance is what finish to use. This is not only important for aesthetic reasons but also for practical reasons. When it comes to paint finishes oil based paints have traditionally been the paint type favoured but with the advances made in paint

technology in recent years this is not now necessarily the case. Acrylic water based paints have in particular made big inroads into this market. All sorts of paints can now be considered be it for walls, ceilings, cabinetry and even painted glass splashbacks. They are easier to use and offer characteristics not unlike oil based paints

The common issues to deal with in the kitchen and bathroom are good preparation of the surfaces to be painted, dealing with grease and mould and exposure to moisture, splashing or steam. Dealing with these issues and making sure you have a durable, cleanable surface has been to the forfront for paint manufacturers. Preparation of the surface to get as smooth a surface as possible and using purpose made undercoats, largely to remove the mould element and give good adhesion, is recommended by manufacturers.

Oil based paints have the advantage of durability but are not so eco friendly with potential problems with toxins and odour. Acrylic water based paints have been developed to give enamel like finishes without these sorts of problems and the products now available are significantly better than even a decade ago. When it comes to paint sheens there are a variety to consider for different applications. While most manufacturers have developed all paint finishes with good cleaning qualities, the general rule is the shinier the paint finish the better it will stand up to washing and cleaning. In kitchens and bathrooms a semi gloss at least is the norm while a flat finish is commonly used for ceilings. Gloss paint because of its high reflectivity is used for effect on cabinetry, trim and furniture. An interesting issue is the

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susceptibility of water borne interior products to surfactant leaching. This is an appearance issue not one of durability. Have a look at the article from Resene in this feature for more details and ways to avoid it. What follows are products recommended by some of the leading paint suppliers from their particular ranges. These products are the result of intensive research and development and offer both the trade and the consumer significant advances in paint technology, sheens and colours. For oil coatings and stains for wood there is the range from a leading German manufacturer (Osmo). The key to a good finish as with any job is to use the right product for the job at hand. The best advice is talk to the manufacturer if unsure. They have a wealth of expert information on tap. With the multitude of products now available this is more than just advice, it is common sense.


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esene makes a range of Environmental Choice approved products to help your kitchen and bathroom keep its good looks and clean surfaces. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom (semi-gloss) combine antibacterial silver protection and MoulDefender mould inhibitor – perfect for minimising unwanted nasties in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen on your walls and complement it with Resene Lustacryl on your trims and doors. We also tend to clean the walls in kitchens and bathrooms more than many other areas of our homes. Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner is a labour-saving, non-dulling, neutral cleaner designed for use on all interior painted surfaces. Quick and easy to use, it dries film-free, eliminating the need for rinsing. For cleaning instructions, see the Resene Caring for Your Paint Finish brochure free from Resene ColorShops or available from the Resene website, And to keep your kitchen ceiling looking cleaner, Environmental Choice approved Resene SpaceCote Flat Fly Deterrent discourages flies from sitting on the surface, reducing the appearance of fly spots. Resene Fly Deterrent can also be added into other Resene waterborne paint finishes, such as Resene Lustacryl, for use on trims and joinery. For a consistently coloured finish specify Resene ArmourCat, an acid catalysed finish designed especially for areas such as spraypainted cabinetry and benches. This product is formulated to tint accurately to the Resene colour standards, so you won’t end up with poorly matched cabinetry colours. Resene ArmourCat has excellent coverage and durability and is available in an extensive selection of Resene Total Colour System hues, Resene Metallic finishes and gloss and satin clears. Homeowners will be very disappointed if their wall colour and cabinetry colours do not match up as expected. Inject some colour into the kitchen with a painted glass splashback. Resene Imperite IF 503 is ideal for this job and with the introduction of red and magenta tones, you can tint an extensive range of Resene colours into this product or enjoy a metallic effects finish if preferred.

grease and applying an adhesion primer such as Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer over smooth areas to provide good adhesion for subsequent topcoats. Grease should be cleaned with Sugar soap or a cleaner such as Jif and nicotine stains can be treated with Resene Emulsifiable Solvent Cleaner before applying the paint system. Bathrooms and kitchens are prone to high levels of moisture, which can result in mould growth. Moss and mould must be killed prior to applying a paint finish, otherwise they will continue to grow through the paint finish and ruin the fresh paintwork. Kill moss and mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer, correctly diluted with water. For a finishing touch in a kitchen, consider adding a wall in Resene Blackboard Paint, Resene Magnetic Magic or Resene Writeon Wall Paint and make the use of the wall space for notes, reminders or hanging photos. Resene Magnetic Magic is a basecoat full of metallic oxides that can be overcoated with your choice of Resene waterborne topcoats. Once dry and cured you can use rare earth magnets to hold things onto the wall without damaging the paint finish. Resene Write-on Wall Paint is a clear finish designed to impart a whiteboard style finish on walls. Simply coat over any existing Resene wall colour, then once dry and cured you can write all over it using whiteboard markers or liquid chalk. Rub out the writing with a soft lint free cloth and then start writing all over again. Because the finish is clear the paint colour underneath will show through, so your ‘whiteboard’ style finish will fit in with the rest of your room décor. A Resene Write-On Wall Paint finished wall is a very handy option for writing reminders and to do lists in a kitchen.

If you’re looking for colour inspiration, the Resene The Range 2011/12 has plenty of exciting colours to try and The Range Whites & Neutrals provides some classic complementary colours.

But before you start the painting, make sure you have completed the surface preparation well. This includes treating moss and mould, JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 35

Surfactant leaching Waterborne interior products in particular are vulnerable to surfactant leaching, where some areas of the paint surface appear to be covered in white streaks, giving a watermark effect. Surfactant leaching only affects the appearance of the paint finish, not its durability. It cannot be accurately predicted or prevented but tends to occur when moisture settles on a film, such as in a steamy room like a bathroom when there is moisture in the air on a cold and wet day or in humid conditions. Colours with higher levels of tinter are most prone to surfactant leaching. Surfactant leaching is caused by water sitting on freshly applied waterborne paints. Water softens the fresh paint and draws out water soluble surfactants. As water dries off these are deposited on the surface. These deposits are easily removed early on by simply cleaning the surface following the interior paintwork instructions. The problem may occur once or twice again before all leachable material is completely removed. If left, the deposits can etch the surface and leave a permanent mark. This should diminish over a few months and is only of cosmetic concern. Surfactant leaching is usually associated with marginal painting conditions. To prevent surfactant leaching, it is best to avoid application in the late afternoon if cool, damp conditions are expected in the evening or overnight. Ensure adequate ventilation is maintained during the drying period. If surfactant leaching does occur, clean the surface as soon as possible to avoid permanent marking.

High Performance Coatings for Kitchens and Bathrooms Mirotone has one of the most comprehensive ranges of coatings available designed to protect and beautify interior wood and wood related substrates. One measure of a “robust” coating system, is how easy it is to achieve a good commercial finish under a diverse range of application conditions. Another measure is how well the coating will perform after application when the coated article is in service. Does it have the following attributes:• Adhesion • Flexibility • Impact resistance • Non-Yellowing • Chemical resistance to common household reagents including water, wet heat resistance, acetone (nail polish remover), methylated spirits (alcohol), beetroot juice, coffee, and household bleach Which Coating System is the Best? No coating in any particular product category is better or worse, in an absolute sense, than a coating in a different product category. The question of which coating is “the best” is entirely dependent upon the application equipment and environment, skill and experience of the coating applicators, and the substrate/article to be coated MIROBILD Acid Catalysed (AC) Coatings are two component coatings with high build, and usually with extended pot life greater than 24 hours. They are typically fast drying, but this is dependent upon film build. A full range of gloss levels are available from matt to full gloss, and they offer good chemical and water resistance. Their typical applications are commercial furniture & fittings, bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinetry MIROTHANE Polyurethane (PU) Coatings are two-component coatings with high build; typically with much shorter pot life than for AC’s. They are low odour in application, and in service, and are formaldehyde free. They offer excellent flexibility and therefore superior scratch and impact resistance. Their excellent

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chemical and water resistance, means they are recommended for very heavy wear or severe environments such as bar tops, bathroom vanities, and commercial table tops. Some kitchen and bathroom designs demand the wood grain effect with clear coatings to enhance this. Both water based and solvent based stains in a wide range of colours are available to provide this before the final clear coating finishes the job. A recent innovation from Mirotone is the Sunshield Polyurethane which is a clear topcoat with UV inhibitors in the formulation. The benefits to designers are that it offers a non-yellowing coating suitable for reconstituted wood veneers and light coloured timbers, in kitchens where the natural wood look is desired. To care for your coated kitchens or bathroom surfaces, use only a soft cloth. If cleaning is required again, a soft cloth plus mild detergent. DO NOT do the following:• use abrasive clears or “spray and wipe” solutions • use furniture polishes containing silicones • leave liquid spillages to pond on horizontal surfaces or to drip down vertical faces • place hot dishes, pots, pans, cups or mugs directly onto coated surfaces • allow fingernail polish and removers, personal deodorants, perfumes, aftershave lotions or soaps to come into contact with coated surfaces • drop or throw sharp or heavy objects on or against the coated finish • use excessive force to remove stubborn dirt or grease especially on coated finishes with semi-gloss, satin or matt finishes

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UltraProof is Ultra Good Taubmans get it right for the trade and the consumer The developmemt of acrylic enamel technology in recent years has made great steps forward in response to market demand for safer alternatives to solvent based paints particularly for use in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom where the age old problems of moisture and grease are factors. The UltraProof range from Taubmans, now owned by Wattyl, is a very good example. Described as their advanced third generation of acrylic enamel technology, this range has characteristics that make it ideal for both the trade user and the consumer. The beauty of the UltraProof product is that it can indeed be used in most situations where oil based finishes have been traditionally used. The product is based on an advanced acrylic formulation with enamel like properties. It contains crosslinking resins to give an enamel like finish which can be applied over existing suitably prepared enamels or acrylics. More significantly though is that it is water based, has a low odour and is non toxic. With anti blocking properties, it is suitable for use on opening doors and window frames and is recommended for interior and exterior trim, timber joinery as well as broadwalls in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. From the trade perspective the UltraProof range is ideal: it can be applied by brush or roller, will cure on surfaces as cold as 5 degrees celcius, it is touch dry in forty minutes and recoatable in four hours. The big thing for the end user in the kitchen or bathroom in particular is that the finish is hardwearing, cleans easily and colours are non yellowing. The product is available in a range of colours and sheen levels including gloss, semi gloss and satin as well as eggshell. UIltraProof Eggshell is of special note because the sheen level is consistent regardless of viewing angle, enabling you to deliver a sophisticated aesthetic without the need to compensate for minor defects in the underlying surface which may result in a lower quality finish on walls. The UltraProof range of finishes is well regarded and has a loyal following of consumers and those in the trade.

For further information or to locate your nearest Taubmans stockist call 0800 735 551

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TAUBMANS ULTRAPROOF ADVANCED ACRYLIC ENAMEL CURES ON SURFACES AS COLD AS 5ºC. ✓ Ultra versatile. Use instead of oil-based finishes in most situations, including broad walls in wet areas, interior and exterior trim, doors and window frames ✓ Ultra tough. Can be brush or roller applied. Gives a hard wearing, non-yellowing, easy clean surface ✓ Ultra coverage, flow and levelling ✓ Ultra easy to use, water-based, low odour, non-toxic formula that resists sticking on contact surfaces ✓ Ultra convenient, touch dry in 30-45 minutes, recoat in 4 hours Available in gloss, semi gloss, satin and eggshell finishes. For your nearest Taubmans stockist call 0800 735 551

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Osmo - a natural finish for all occasions Osmo Holz & Color GmbH & Co in Warendorf, Germany are world renowned specialists in producing wood finishes tailored to the specific properties of wood. In early April, local distributor Richard Lawton of Natural Oils Ltd hosted a seminar at the Home Ideas Centre in downtown Auckland. Osmo senior technician Paul Lockwood-Lee outlined the Osmo range, including a number of new products, and answered questions from attendees that included architects, floor sanders, cabinetmakers and joiners. JOINERS Magazine tagged along to see what was on offer. There are some twenty five colour shades of transparent and opaque finishes in the Osmo range for interior use and more than fifty for external applications. Some colours are not held in New Zealand but can be easily ordered from Germany. Paul points out that there are four key attributes with the product: high coverage saving time and money while providing a micro porous finish that allows the wood to “breathe”; they are safe for humans, animals and plants with no biocides or preservatives and based on purified and refined raw plant materials; the wood

finishes are tailored to the specific properties of various wood types; and the product has been independently tested meeting the required standards compliance. Focusing on interior applications, there are two distinct types of finishing – clear or coloured. Because they are a safe product they can be used on all manner of product from floors, cabinetry, doors and architraves to joinery. The interesting part is the horses for courses approach Osmo have taken. A couple of examples bear this out. The flagship of the Osmo range is Polyx Oil – a clear hard finish in either matt or satin-

matt. It is dubbed “The natural alternative to polyurethane”. Their Wood Wax Finish Transparent or Opaque (now known as Creativ) is particularly recommended for furniture and children’s toys. It is based on natural oil and waxes and is resistant to wine, cola and coffee stains. Their Wood Protector product is recommended for woods susceptible to blue stain in rooms prone to dampness such as the kitchen or bathroom as well as children’s outdoor toys which must be treated with a finish that is safe for humans, animals and plants. It does not contain any biocides either. Another product of interest is their TopOil which

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is a special oil and wax mixture used as a clear treatment for furniture and wooden kitchen work tops. With a high solid content and porosity as well as water repellant and non abrasive characteristics it is ideal for these types of surfaces. This specialized approach also applies to the clear and coloured types of finish. Where a coloured finish for a floor is required one coat of Wood Wax Finish Transparent or Opaque (Creativ) followed by one or two coats of clear Polyx Oil be it satin or matt is the order of the day. This Polyx (the original Hardwax Oil)

Osmo’s Senior Technician Paul Lockwood-Lee (left) with Richard Lawton from Natural Oils Ltd.

product is a hardwearing, non abrasive and extremely durable special finish for wooden flooring particularly good for cork and OSB boards as well as concrete, terracotta and unglazed tiles. The water resistance of floors treated with this product exceeds that of conventional parquet seals and varnishes. For a clear finish, two coats of Polyx Oil should be applied. For even faster drying properties there is Polyx Oil Rapid that dries in only two hours. On the other hand, for oily or resinous timbers such as Matai, Totara, Merbau, Rosewood

o r We n g e t o n a m e a f e w, Osmo have developed the 2K product commonly called “2 component” comments Paul. This is a professional finish for commercial use in areas such as cafes, restaurants and other high traffic environments. It is new to New Zealand and Australia. On floors, 2K is applied by machine. Two coats about an hour apart and each buffed in with a green pad are the norm. A final buffing with a white pad is then required. The finish is dry in four hours at which time furniture can be put back.

The list of products from Osmo is too exhaustive to cover but there is something for nearly every application. Osmo have a range of accessories from resin, paint, stain and mould removers, wood revivers, buffers, brushes, floor roller sets, many of which are new to New Zealand. The range of product for exterior applications is just as impressive. The seminar drew intense interest from those who attended. Interestingly, for those looking at new or renovated kitchens and

bathrooms involving the use of wood product it would be well worth having a close look at what Osmo have to offer.

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Hideaway Compact Bins – perfect for areas of limited space Hideaway Compact Bins are designed to fit into small spaces, making them ideal for use in apartments, kitchenettes, bathrooms, laundries, offices, motor homes or any limited space environment. The stylish and practical solution from Hideaway Bins by Kitchen King, slides away under the bench and is completely hidden from sight until needed. Designed to allow air flow in the unit, makes the range especially ideal for use in bathrooms and laundries, as airflow is essential within these environments. The units are made to the highest specification with componentry made from zinc treated steel that is powder coated for durability. Buckets come in different sizes and configurations so there is sure to be a solution for your needs. Buckets are made from a recyclable, food grade polyethylene plastic and include liner holders to hold the bag liners in place. Available as both a handle pull or a door pull the units can be easily integrated into any limited space environment. So be sure to include a Hideaway Compact Bin within your next project. For more information on the full range visit

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savings to be had with Blum TANDEMBOX With the current economic climate and the ongoing efforts to help reduce waste, Blum have looked at ways of both saving you money and of course, saving the environment. You now have the option of purchasing TANDEMBOX drawers in two different ways.V1 where all components for one drawer are packaged in one box or V20 where all drawer components are in boxed lots. V1 benefits • • • • • •

Current TANDEMBOX kitsets. All kitset components in one box. Less packaging. No change to current TANDEMBOX pricing. Easy to order using current kitset codes and ordering methods. Grey and white 500mm and 550mm (all current options to be added to the V1 range).

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WIN And, to celebrate the launch of Samet in New Zealand, The Laminex Group is giving customers the chance to win one of two eight day all expenses paid trips to Istanbul. Included in the prize package is a tour of the Samet factories and attendance at the Intermob 2011 international furniture trade fair. Simply purchase Samet products between now and 16th September and for every $2,000 spent, customers will receive one entry in the prize draw.

PRIZE INCLUDES: 2 individual tickets to Istanbul, accompanied by a representative from The Laminex Group. Departing Auckland 8/10/2011, returning 18/10/2011. 2 days entry to Intermob 2011. 1 day visiting the Samet factories. 2 days sightseeing and relaxing. All ights including connecting ights to Auckland (if required), travel insurances, accommodation and meals. JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 44

A smart new range of draws and hinges lands from Turkey The country’s leading distributor to the Furniture and Joinery industry - The Laminex Group has become the sole New Zealand stockist for Turkish-based Samet products. The inclusion of Samet drawers and hinges as part of The Laminex Group’s extensive product portfolio is set to further boost the organisation’s existing ranges, offering customers greater choice. Established in 1973, Samet manufactures high quality furniture fittings. Based in Istanbul, the company currently distributes products to over 90 countries around the world. The agreement with Samet came about after representatives from The Laminex Group recently visited the organisation’s manufacturing facilities, as part of an ongoing strategy to identify new and innovative products and services for the New Zealand market. The Laminex Group was immediately impressed by Samet’s product ranges, as well as its factory environments and quality systems which have been approved for the QWAY and IWAY quality system from Ikea.

The Laminex Group will stock in New Zealand the following Samet products: SMARTBOX


The main twin walled drawer system from Samet.

Range of wooden draw runners with built in soft close technology. Available in 250mm to 600mm lengths.

standard draws are soft Þ The closing with a 40kg rating. ranges available in Þ Colour New Zealand include: white


decor drawers in lengths from 270mm to 600mm, and grey decor drawers in 450mm and 500mm lengths. range of gallery rails, side Þ Apanels and full inner draw system - InBox - is available. SAMBOX

range of Star Track hinges Þ Aandwidemounts in openings from -45º to 165º.

Single walled drawer system. in heights from 54mm Þ Available to 120mm and draw lengths of 300mm to 550mm.

For further information about the Samet range of products or to obtain a catalogue and details of a support package, contact your nearest The Laminex Group sales representative.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Every $2000 (ex GST) spent on Samet products before 16/9/2011 will entitle you to 1 entry into the prize draw. Two company names will be drawn on 19/9/2011 and the winners will be contacted by telephone immediately to confirm availability. No cash alternative. Each company is only eligible to win one place on the trip. The winners must hold a valid passport with six month’s validity and not know of any reason why they would not be granted entry visas into Turkey. The Laminex Group does not accept any responsibility for a traveller’s non compliance with visa requirements.The name of the selected prize winner must be supplied with passport details by close of business 2/10/2011. Final itinerary will be sent with tickets as soon as The Laminex Group has received them. The Laminex Group reserves the right to alter travel dates and to make any final decision regarding the competition.

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“Investments in technology, attentiveness to client needs and energy savings is now the focus of the Biesse Group’s development strategies over the coming years”, says Chairman, Roberto Selci

Biesse – innovation for growth Biesse’s leadership in the development of new technologies has been confirmed at the Ligna trade fair with the presentation of avant-garde technological solutions. In the international environment of Ligna 2011, the biennial trade fair that makes Hannover the world capital of woodworking technologies for five days, Biesse’s management led by the Chairman, Roberto Selci, presented to an audience of clients and sector specialist from over 90 countries, the new technologies developed to guarantee increasingly targeted responses to client requirements, high standards of quality, finish and design; the first results achieved and the new three-year plan. A real novelty this year was the presence of Biesse in Pavilion 24, at Ligna, dedicated to the “” as a global leader focused on technological innovation and new materials. This area involved companies which, to different degrees, contribute to the processing of light panels and which are distinguished by the excellence of the technology they apply to this type of material. The objective of this pavilion was to create a focal point within the fair representing a genuine skills centre and an opportunity for producers and suppliers. Live demonstrations were held during the exhibition to show participants how to produce a finished product with these avant-garde technologies. The innovations being presented at the Fair included the complete range of 5 axes machine centres, dedicated to the processing of both panels and solid wood with an offer combination capable of satisfying large industrial companies as well as small and medicum sized companies. The solutions for window and door fittings met with a great public reception over the exhibition, including not only the innovative technologies of the Multicentri Uniwin and the Rover WMS machine centres but also the range of Sanders and Calibrators from Viet, an historic brand that recently became part of the Biesse Group, and also the new Hybrid Doors for packaging doors and windows. JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 46

Biesse also presented significant innovations in drilling machines which has broadened its range with the new Skipper V31 and EKO 902, vertical drilling machines recently introduced under the Bre.Ma brand for small and mediumsized businesses. Another Biesse innovation highlighted was the NEW EcoLaser, the latest generation technology integrated with the Stream edgebander; edging using a diode laser that guarantees excellent aesthetic results! This application eliminates the adhesive line between the edge and the panel, whilst retaining optimum adhesive results. It operates by using laser rays to fuse the internal layer of coextruded edge and the panel surface. The EcoLaser solution is keeping in line with Biesse Group philosophy, offering a laser machine with a ratio of energy consumption to emitted power that is lower than those of other systems. In fact, with approximately 6kW of installed power. The NEW EcoLaser technology allows for the edging of varying materials, thickenss and colour, all applied with speed, flexibility and effectiveness! For more information regarding Biesse’s latest innovation goto our Facebook page www.Facebook/Biesse Group Australia for an exclusive interview with Pierlugi Tacchi of Biesse S.p.a outlining key advantageous. The Ligna Trade fair took place following a very important year for Biesse, a year in which the company has succeeded in obtaining good results at the level of both revenues and margins, and the figures confirm it. Consolidated revenues in 2010 rose by 22% with a return to positive results at both the EBITDA and EBIT level. The results for the first four months of 2011 are also reassuring both because of the significant increase in revenues and for the consistent growth in orders received, which at the end of April was 20% higher than that for the same period of 2010.

“We are delighted to return to Ligna following an important year like 2010. A year that saw Biesse return encouraging levels of production and results”, stated Roberto Selci, Chariman of the Company. “However, now these positive results must be maintained through a 360 degree attention to client needs and therefore to the product portfolio.” “This year we will launch on the market machines designed to give clients the possibility of working in the most efficient way, through a complete range of solutions that respond to every single requirement. Biesse’s decision to reinforce its own research and development activities have had a particularly significant impact on this trend, which for the Wood division in particular, will result in the introduction of new products and technologies on more than 40% of its range, within the next 12 months”, said Roberto. At the end of 2011 Biesse Group also approved an Industrial Plan for the three years 2011 – 2013, with the key focus being to reduce industrial costs, the reinforcement of its sales distribution network, technological innovation through investment aimed at renewing and expanding the product range and the commitment to improving after sales service. In addition to this the Group will also focus on the development of management leadership skills as a key factor in the sustainable long term growth of the company’s value. Make sure you keep up-to-date on the latest Biesse and industry news by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, go to and follow the links. If you have questions relating to Ligna or product mentioned in this editorial please contact our New Zealand office on (+64) 9278 1870, (+61) 2 8787 5142 or E:

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Edge banding

The combination of heat and glue and fast moving machinery along with a great requirement for accuracy and consistency means that edgebanding is a process which requires a high level of expertise from the operator along with a high level of sophistication in both the machinery designed to do it and the materials used.

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the question Why is it that edgebanding is still one of the most frustrating operations in the factory today? Edgebanding has been around for a long time yet the same old issues are still in question today. The development of the edgebander has made huge steps in productivity, preciseness, and simplicity in setting up the units. But most customers mainly look for so-called benefits like the weight of the machine or faster speed. What can be overlooked is that a higher production can be reached with a smart selection of suitable units, like economical glue application, or multifunctional units with motorization, or finishing units to clean the panel before it comes out of the machine. This combined with an easy-to-use controller leads to a highly profitable machine. Edgebanding machines have a lot of moving parts and a lot of influencing variables like glue qualities and its optimum working temperature, board quality, cut edge quality, tape quality, and importantly service support quality. Therefore, the edgebander must be very flexible to adapt to all the requirements of the machined material. When looking to purchase an edgebander it is a good idea to go that little bit further in learning about how the machine can cater for the many variations and look for a machine to match the requirements rather than looking only at the price and weight of the machine. What makes Holzher a good choice? Holzher Direct NZ have the flexibility to build a machine not only for the New Zealand market but also to suit your individual requirements. This flexibility can focus the machine on your demands, like higher quality with less clean up, the ability to change the setup quickly from one function to another, like one edge flat and one with radius in the same pass, different machining options with motorised adjustment for accuracy, plus many other features. Holzher have the highest level of technology available throughout all their model levels to give flexibility and quality of finish on smaller production machines as well as the high production models.

Cartridge or granules melted on demand and pushed by pressure through on to the board.

THE HOLZHER GLUE SYSTEM One unit which brings most of the banding quality on the Holzher is the glue application system. This unit is a unique system which can be controlled to a higher level of performance. Glue application can be controlled with a start/ stop function which eliminates excess glue at the front and rear of the board which can mean less clean up. The glue granules or cartridge are only melted as required which means they are only heated up once and are not subject to burning. Furthermore energy costs will be saved through the melting-on-demand system. With the hot glue being pushed by pressure through a tube out on to the board, many benefits are available. No poisonous fumes, accurate control of temperature, accurate control of glue quantity, and very low maintenance with very few moving parts. Once the glue application is complete and the edge has a quality bond then the level to which you want to machine and finish your edging needs to be decided. With Holzher the heavy duty units with easy adjustment provide a lot of flexibility. From the accurate motorised adjustment of units to fine finishing tools which give a higher quality result reducing the expense of manual clean up. The choice of machine for your level of production with the choice of functions to give you the most benefits is the flexibility we offer at Holzher Direct NZ.

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Arrow Wood hit bull’s eye with new Stefani edgebander A

ustralian benchtop, cabinet door and componentry manufacturer, Arrow Wood Products, is enjoying a smoother and more efficient manufacturing process with the recent installation of a new edgebanding machine. The Victorian based company sourced the Stefani Level HD Automatic edgebanding machine and automatic return system from Gabbett Machinery. According to the Operations Manager of the Dandenong door manufacturing site, Michael Bressan, Arrow Wood’s previous machine had aged and it was becoming difficult to obtain parts.

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“A new edgebanding machine is a significant investment and it was important that whatever we chose would provide value for money and improve the quality and efficiency of the door manufacturing process,” says Michael. Since installing the machine in December 2008, Arrow Wood hasn’t looked back. Ease of use, a wide range of programs to choose from, instant changeover between edge types and a higher level of automation and improved product flow are just some of the benefits that have been noted to date. “One of the most noticeable improvements is the decrease in product handling required,”

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says Michael. “Previously, after the doors had been through the machine we would have to use scrapers and thinners to clean glue residue off doors. Now, with the Stefani’s built in glue scraping and cleaning abilities, there is very little handling required.”

was particularly useful in the initial stages as our operators adapted to the new process. On the odd occasion that we have needed technical support we have often had a technician on site the same day, sometimes even within a few hours.”

“It was important that the machinery be able to withstand a high workload as it is used continuously through each shift. The Stefani has proven to be up to the task and the ease of changing between profiles means that there is minimal downtime. As a result of the more efficient manufacturing process, Arrow Wood has seen a significant increase in productivity and quality, which is now effectively supporting our service capabilities to Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland.”

Obviously being impressed with the machine and Gabbett’s level of service and support, Michael says he would recommend them to other companies. Edgebanding can be a difficult process but with the correct machine and advice it can be an area where great improvement in productivity can be made.

Michael speaks highly of Gabbett’s service both during and after the installation phase. “Installing new machinery can sometimes see teething issues arise, but Gabbett really showed their true colours with the level of service provided. Any technical problems we have encountered have been addressed straight away, which

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Mark Paterson and Rod Lamport with their Casadei V320.

Casadei V320 fast set up little clean up When asked what work they do, Joinery Visions Owner /Director Rod Lamport starts by listing recent projects. “Shop fitting, vanities, kitchens, coffee tables, exterior joinery… Actually we’ll make anything except a spiral staircase!” he says. “We’re versatile. Our focus is on top quality custom joinery in sold timber and melamine products.” About a year ago year Rod purchased a Casadei V320 edgebander from Jacks, along with a Holytek extractor. “We were able to get a good job off our old machine, but it just took too long. Set-up took awhile, and then the edging required a lot of clean up after being applied” he explains. “We’re at least twice as fast now – and with a good finish” Rod says. “The Casadei is easy to use, quick to set-up and maintain, and works well. I’d recommend it to any small to medium sized joinery.” Capable of processing tape from 0.4mm to 2mm, Casadeis are in use in many small joinery shops (and more than a few larger ones) around New Zealand. Features include a fast start-up, a pre-heating plate to warm the panel to avoid issues with cold and damp, and a two speed gearbox. Copy rollers rather than static tracing shoes have helped the V320 build a reputation for consistent, top quality results. Common feeding issues with pre-glued machines – for example the tape feed starting too late – are avoided with good technology. Angled feed rollers hold the panel into the fence, and the tape feed roller is located in the bed of the machine rather than in the fence – guaranteeing contact with the panel, rather than relying on the panel being pushed hard into the fence. Christchurch-based, Joinery Visions has been operating for just under three years, and already has a strong base of customers who refer work: “We don’t advertise, but get our work through word-of-mouth” Rod explains. Before starting Joinery Visions, Rod had 22 years experience as a joiner, and working with him now is Mark Paterson, Canterbury Joinery Apprentice of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Together their work is predominantly in the middle-to upper end of the market, with a focus on quality that is evident in the tidy workshop and impressive, handmade workbenches they each use. The quality they’re getting from their Casadei V320 is clearly an important part of the Joinery Visions success story. JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 52

KDT edgebanders To many people the name KDT means nothing, but world wide KDT is a serious manufacturer of edgebanders and becoming a threat to European brands. Many importers are lining up at the factory wanting to buy the KDT range of machines either under there own brand or under the importers own label. As a manufacturer of small single sided machine to double sided machine KDT has a model to suit. All KDT machines use the same parts for both big and small machines thus you can be sure of quality. The machines are simple to use and easy to operate with feed speeds of 12 16 and 20 mpm. Models are available with premilling, corner rounding, surface scraping, double sided and quick set. Customer who come in for a demo generally buy the machine as they can see the value and the performance. To go with the KDT machine we have a range of return conveyor systems. These are simple inexpensive machine to compliment any edgebander. PROWOOD MACHINERY LTD Phone 09 442 5699 Mobile 027 4100258 E MAIL Web

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How do I avoid CNC tool breakage? Did you know that over 80% of CNC tool breakages are caused by incorrect or faulty colleting? You see, a router tool spinning at 18,000rpm is in trouble if it’s as little as 5 microns off centre. That’s the thickness of a grain of talcum powder and about how thick a deposit of resin or dust is ... when it’s squashed inside your collet. Collets are manufactured to exact tolerances and when they are 5 microns out of round both the collet and the tool are strained because the distorted collet cannot grip the tool shank perfectly. The result – • Poor component edge finish. • Less than optimum tool life. • Metal fatigue and eventual breakage of the tool • Increased noise ... The extra noise is a clue as to what is happening to the machine. Tool run out causes high

frequency vibrations in the high speed motor bearings. This drastically reduces their service life; with repairs costing you thousands of dollars and downtime. Colleting and Collet life Span Collets have a life span of 3 months if used 8 hours a day. Replacing the collets will ensure that your operation runs consistently and prevents tool breakage. When inserting a tool into the collet, make sure the flute fade out does not enter the collet. If the collet is gripping on the fadeout, it will cause runout and potentially tool breakage. To ensure proper clamping the tool shank should fill, at a minimum 80% of the depth of the collet. Collet Maintenance Cleaning is an essential part of collet maintenance. As material is cut, extremely fine dirt and resin migrates up the tool shaft

into the collet, causing the collet, collet nut, toolholder and spindle interface to become dirty. This causes your tool to cut in an elliptical fashion which will decrease tool life and cause inconsistency in your operation. Keeping collets and toolholders is as essential as it is easy. Tungsten and Tool have their TMK (Tooling Maintenance Kit) which includes everything you need to perfectly clean and lubricate cutters, collets and chucks – all in a handy carry case. For ‘Ultra Accurate’ gripping use the ‘Ultra Precision’ Toolholders and collets from Tungsten & Tool. Just call 0800 488 647. Call us to discuss the details of your machines collets.

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edgebanding with a finger Stefani One Touch A simple touch of the screen is all that is required for Stefani One Touch to change edge, glue and tool radius: a revolution in the world of edgebanding enabling multiple production options, just in time.

edging with EXwood In contrast to other paintable edgebanding materials (ABS, PVC) this alternative has the advantage that the panel itself exhibits identical dimensional changes as the EXwood – for example in changing climatic conditions. The front of the EXwood edge is flashed and can be painted over with all commercially available wood finishes and paints. In fact a pre sand is not recommended! The back side has a special adhesive primer layer to ensure it bonds with EVA, PU, or polyofine adhesives. EXwood is a composed material based on wood fibres and polypropylene and is available in 2mm thickness up to 65mm wide.

Compact, flexible and highly productive, Stefani One Touch performs processing changes without having to access cabins. The Smart Edge device enables edge changeover simply by inserting the start of the new edge tape at the side of the machine without the operator having to move from their position in front of the PC. Easy Glue industry is a new glue distribution system. This system enables up to 5 different types of glue (colour & type) to be changed in only a few minutes. Hot-melt and polyurethane glue can be used. The glue change occurs simply by pressing a control on the touch-screen monitor. The new Round-I round corner trimmer is fitted with the Multi-edge Kit for automatic changeover of 2 radiuses and an infinite number of thin edges without the need for tool change. Combine all these features with the ability to process panels as small as 70mm wide, up to 80mm thick and at speeds up to 30m/min. Sold, serviced and installed in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery. Auckland 09 828 4530 Christchurch 03 377 3795

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design vector The story of furniture manufacturer Furnware Ltd is a good one. Their success has been despite the prevailing economic conditions of the last few years and at a time when local furniture manufacturers have faced increased competition from cheap imports. A key factor in this success has been the proactive approach taken by Furnware management, using design and marketing as their weapons of choice. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Marketing Manager Jeremy Ross to find out why their strategy has been so successful. Sales and marketing are important for any company selling a product or service. What underlies Furnware’s approach?

Our close association with Vector Systems is a good example. By working closely with Vector we have continued to get optimum performance from the Vector machine both in terms of withstanding the demanding workload (eighteen hour days are not uncommon) and the desire to improve productivity. This results in a better product delivered quicker. The development of the surface scraper by Vector was in no small part due to our collaboration with them. It now features on most Vector machines sold today.

“The key has been using design to create a unique range of products which better suit the needs of our clientele and differentiates us from our competitors. We spend a lot of time understanding the needs of our customers and tailoring the resultant relationship according to their specific requirements. Marketing for us is a careful integration of product packaging and service, selling systems and support into a package that meets the needs of those customers.” explains Mr Ross.

Our successful sales growth including the opening of our Australian operation in Melbourne in July 2009 and exports to China has meant the need for a second Vector contour bander due to be installed in June this year.”

Some 90% of your business is in the education sector which is a demanding, niche market. How have you been able to keep your product range fresh and unique? “Design and marketing are obviously to the fore,” comments Mr Ross “but you also have to have the capability in the factory that allows the sales and marketing team that flexibility to be different. It may sound obvious but one of the important things in making furniture for the school market is that there are no sharp edges to the furniture. This is a health and safety issue. Curved edges have become essential. All our contour banding was performed by hand which created real challenges with quality, repeatability and productivity. As a result the number of contoured components we made were kept to a minimum. This was what attracted us to the Vector Revolution 180 contour edgebander from Vector Systems when it came out in 2007. We trialled it, saw the potential and it has now become a central component in our manufacturing process. For curved edges we are now able to perform all the processes at once: band glueing and application, trimming and surface scraping. We have been able to redevelop our product range to include a much higher percentage of curved components. With the quality and speed of the machine it has been possible for our design team to tap into a far larger design gallery in the last few years. In fact the quality of all the machinery we have employed has been a big reason for our success.”

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Health and safety has become an increasingly significant aspect of industry in general. The education sector more so than most one would suspect. How has Furnware addressed this issue? “Health and safety standards are important. We are constantly talking to our clientele about this issue. Becoming part of the Environmental Choice Programme is a response to this. For our factory employees it was about ensuring a safe and pleasant working environment, for our clientele it meant they had the reassurance that the product they bought met recognized health and safety standards. We made a number of changes to our production process to meet these standards. For example, the glues we use. Another important development has been the introduction of our Body Furn range of school furniture which is based on sound ergonomic design making it comfortable for students and allowing them to concentrate better.” Furnware has been referred to as a company model others should follow. Why do you think that is so? “Among other things already mentioned, I think it comes down to a willingness to continually develop and improve our processes to the betterment of both the company and it’s staff as well as its customers.

For further information contact Jeremy Ross Furnware Ltd Auckland Ph. 09 624 5138 or Head Office Hastings Ph. 0800 655 155

Furnware Ltd was established in 1935 in Hastings and was a caravan manufacturer up until 1979 when they started to make polypropylene furniture for secondary schools and upholstered furniture for meeting rooms, bars and restaurants. The advent of the government initiated Tomorrows’ Schools programme in the early 90’s saw the company dealing with schools direct as the Education Department was no longer directly involved. The company was eventually bought by Hamish Whyte and his family in 1993. Furnware continues to focus on the education sector selling locally and now internationally. Today with around eighty employees the company has recently established an Auckland sales and marketing centre to complement its Hastings head office.

Kiwi ingenuity finds international success Duncan Such, well known in the woodworking machinery industry, and incidentally also our very own Dr Buzz, established Vector Systems Ltd eight years ago to convert a problem solving idea into a practical reality. JOINERS Magazine caught up with Duncan to find out more about the progress of this company. The problem was how to press the working head of an edgebander against a shaped panel while travelling around it’s contour. A simple idea Duncan admits but no satisfactory solution had been forthcoming to deal with the problem of edgebanding contoured components cost effectively. There existed a huge gap between using manual machines costing up to $60,000 and automatic CNC hybrid contour banders costing over $500,000. How did you get started? The first step was to patent the invention followed by making the first sale. Kevin Shuker of Ultra Office stepped into the picture and there is no question that the willingness of visionaries like Kevin in ordering the first machine along with the exceptional skills of Mike Powick of Powick Engineering in Taranaki who worked with Vector to develop the Revolution 180 were instrumental in getting this project off the ground.” Duncan comments. How did you realize the machines potential? Once we had developed the machine to a certain level it became possible to not only

sell to the New Zealand market but to also explore overseas markets. We now have dealers in Australia, UK, USA, Japan, Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal. The product is only part of the equation, distribution is the other important element. The uniqueness of the machine has enabled us to link with some of the strongest machinery dealers around the world which would not have been possible if we were making straight line banders of which there are literally hundreds of manufacturers worldwide. Why has this technology been successful? Two things. Firstly, simplicity, that’s the Vector philosophy. A lot of effort is made to find elegant solutions which reduce complexity, improve reliability, create ease of use and performance. We have found our dealers love the simplicity of the Vector concept even in sophisticated markets such as the USA and Europe. Secondly, simultaneous processing. This is where all processes are performed at the same time (band glueing and application, trimming and surface scraping). This is unique in a contour bander. To this we have now added

Sidewinder trimmer unit on the VECTOR.

our new Auto Endtrim vacuum pods which is really an outside the box solution. These vacuum pods have built in end trim units for finishing square cornered panels automatically while the head is traversing to position. What’s next for Vector Systems? The progress we have made to date particularly in the acceptance of the Vector Revolution wherever we have taken it, offers the opportunity for it to become the predominant method for contour banding around the world.

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Stephen Moore, Brandon Wratt, Ryan Bold and Anthony Neustroski.

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urrounded by fields and birdsong, and looking out on bush covered hills, it doesn’t feel as if Maymorn Joiners Limited is just a few kilometres from Upper Hutt. Owner Anthony Neustroski began his career as an apprentice at Odlins before setting up at Maymorn in 1991 – enjoying the area so much he has recently moved in next door. Maymorn has four full time staff, offering solid wood and panel-based joinery across the Wellington region, including general joinery, kitchens, and work for schools – receptions and classrooms in particular. “There’s probably not a school in the region we haven’t been in” says Anthony. A little over a year ago Anthony decided the well-used Casadei edgebander they had purchased 2nd hand many years earlier needed replacement, and he asked Wellington-based Jacks rep Bernie Kilkelly to keep an eye out for a suitable second-hand hot-melt machine. After years of pre-glue tape and finishing by hand, Anthony was ready to move up, but thought buying a new machine was outside of his budget.

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“I saw plenty of machines at AWISA when I went in 2008, but with a starting price of near 50k a new one wasn’t an option for us” Anthony says. Knowing that Jacks had a new, entry-level edgebander in development, Bernie convinced Anthony to wait a few months – advice Anthony is now pleased he took. “When I heard that I could buy a brand new hot-melt machine for under 30k, with warranty, support etc, why would I buy secondhand?” he says. “And knowing Jacks technician Ross McCulloch - who has been looking after us for years - was been heavily involved in the development of the machine, I was happy to wait.” The AscentPro MF508L was designed specifically by Jacks to provide an affordable entry-level hot-melt machine – a perfect nextstep from a Casadei. The benefits of hot-melt machines – scrapers, a cleaner glue line, more flexible tape options, and speed – are well known, but price has usually been a barrier. Despite its low price the MF508L has some features you wouldn’t expect on a machine in this price bracket. Tracing rollers instead of

shoes throughout the machine give an excellent finish. And two heating units – one in the glue tank and one in the application head – mean the temperature of the glue can be very finely controlled right where it’s applied. Installation was quick and simple. “Ross trained us on the machine” Anthony explains. “It’s plug and play really – you just turn it on. We’re all confident with the machine now.” The guys at Maymorn have quickly embraced their upgrade in technology – literally! “One of the guys in the workshop was so pleased to have the new machine he kissed it!” says Anthony. “Having the pieces come off finished makes a huge difference. Not to have to do any further processing is saving us so much time. Our Casadei worked hard for years and years but with this machine we’re working so much faster. We’ve also got more flexibility of processing – 3mm solid clashings for example. And we’ve got the capacity to do a lot more processing for others too. This machine will make us money”.

latest release ... the Mini-Spraybench Egmont Air, specialists in dust & fume extraction have release a new Mini Spray-Bench unit for manufacturing and maintenance workshops. This innovative concept is the perfect solution for in-line spray-stations, linear production lines, or alternatively as a touch-up or trial-spray extraction booth for off-line or maintenance applications. “The spraybooth regulations are considered onerous by many, who need a spray-painting facility for painting and/or gluing of small parts and components” comments Mr Cameron Prestidge from Egmont Air, “the MiniSpraybench provides a fully-compliant solution for that application” This extractor has been designed to provide three primary functions; 1. Safe capture of overspray from painting or gluing processes. 2. Protection of the operators breathing zone from harmful gases. 3. Compliance with spray-booth legislation and facilitating safe operating procedures. Clean air is drawn past the operator at 0.5m/s being the optimum airflow ratio to achieve extraction of excess overspray and harmful gases without disturbing the spray pattern required for a perfect paint finish. Parts are placed on the turntable which can be rotated so all sides of the objects are painted evenly. Concertina filter-paper captures the sticky paint or glue overspray and the clean air then passes through the flame-proof rated fan and discharges out the top of the unit. The discharge outlet has a simple square flange for ducting connection; ducting (supplied separately) and clean-air must discharge vertically to atmosphere.

The unit comes complete with flame-proof rated fan, single-stage filtration, turntable and can be quickly assembled on-site by 2 persons in 1 hour. Discharge-ducting, two-stage filtration, spray-guns and control-boards are available separately. The Mini Spraybench • Designed for painting and gluing applications • Dry media filtration, optional 2-stage filtration available • Centrifugal fan, maintains optimum airflow under load • Stand-alone unit, no building fixture required • Quick on-site assembly and installation • Exe flame-proof certified • Turntable for placement of objects to be sprayed Egmont Air has a huge range of ready-to-go spray-booth systems, especially designed for engineers, machinery dealers and woodworkers requiring a simple but effective spraybooth solution. Egmont Air’s range includes a range of both dry-media and wet-booth options so the best unit can be offered for any application where a generous quantity of overspray is created.

Dry-booths provide an economical solution for most engineering & machinery painting applications with a lower initial investment, inexpensive to operate, ease of filter disposal, and quiet, trouble-free operation. Wet-booths offer a superior filtration method for high-volume paint users, gluing applications and increased fire protection safety. Contaminated air passes through 3 separate water-veils to remove all paint particulates. The water is then drained off through a paint separator where solids are collected for safe disposal. Full professional advice is available from Egmont Air’s technical dept along with a free on-site consultation to evaluate your particular application and recommendations with a guaranteed solution. Egmont Air also stock smaller bench models for spraying of parts and small components, all spray booths come complete with exe flameproof rated motors and certification.

For more information or a free catalogue contact Egmont Air direct on phone 0800 781 200

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Lorraine Fuller, Sue & Clive Roberts and James Drew.

mityboy at the beach A few blocks away from the famous Coromandel beach is Mastercraft Kitchens Whangamata Run by Clive and Sue Roberts the company, which is also known as Whangamata Woodworks, was established 18 years ago when Clive and a fellow builder branched into joinery, unsure if the town was large enough to support a joinery business. Three kitchens later they gave up building altogether to concentrate on joinery. The decision to stop building was a deliberate one, and the company enjoys a lot of support – and subsequent referrals – from local builders. And Whangamata Woodworks has been a major player in the region’s development – particularly of up-market holiday homes – ever since.

As well as being the Mastercraft Kitchens franchise in the area, Whangamata Woodworks also provide a wide range of solid timber and joinery services, including pre-hung doors and a paint booth. Add to the mix their new Mityboy and you have a local business that offers a wide range of efficient and quality solutions to Whangamata and wider Coromandel joinery market. CNC technology was something Clive had been attracted to – and evaluating – for 10 years. “I visited AWISA and could immediately see the benefits. But CNC scared the shit out of me because I’m computer

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illiterate!” he says. But Clive’s personal lack of confidence with the computer side of CNC didn’t stop him introducing computer aided design, in preparation for the eventual transition from panel saw to CNC kitchen manufacture. Changes in the business, including a substantial building extension as well as buying out his business partner meant the CNC project was put on hold waiting for finances, but this gave Clive plenty of time to fully investigate CNC market and choose the most appropriate machine. After much deliberation Clive eventually settled on a Mityboy from Jacks, complete

with PRO100 kitchen design software. Part of the reason to go with the Australian-made machine was Jacks’ reputation for service and support. “We knew there’d be a steep learning curve moving to CNC manufacture, so it is important to know we have support available when we need it” says Clive. He was also impressed by the PRO100 software package. “We’ve had two of the bigger kitchen design packages here, but I felt they were expensive for what we got – particularly technical help and the ongoing update packages.” Having worked with some of the biggest software

packages in the industry, inhouse Design Consultant Lorraine Fuller is very happy working in PRO100. Following a customer visit, Lorraine prepares a 3D design in PRO100, and then does all of the pricing. When confirmed, she passes the file to James who takes the file through the steps to prepare for machining, before transferring it to the Mityboy via USB stick. Even knowing about the quality of machine and service they were buying, Factory Manager James Drew didn’t believe it when Buddy from Jacks told him they’d start running jobs the week of installation. “But it was true. The Mityboy went in at a particularly busy time for us late last year, but the day after installation we cut out two really complicated jobs. What really stood out for me was the fact that during installation I was using the saw right beside the Mityboy during commissioning. And while I worked away on the saw, the guys were loading sheet after sheet onto the CNC, getting perfectly cut pieces with the holes drilled!” Since installation, Clive and James are glowing about their Mityboy. “I couldn’t go back to cutting kitchens the old way” says James. “It used to drive me crazy watching a guy spend all morning cutting out a curved pantry” says Clive. “That basically forced me to buy CNC – just seeing that time wasted”. James estimates whereas they used to cut a couple of sheets an hour before edging, then getting all the jigs out for drilling holes, the Mityboy processes six sheets an hour, including holes. Clive has also very sensibly allowed for the fact that moving to CNC takes time, support, and patience. So it’s no surprise that James has recently been on an Advanced Users training course with Anthony Scammell from PRO100. “I came back with a fried brain” he says. “There’s so much more I’m learning to do. For example while PRO100 has the complete library of kitchen components to use, sometimes we want to vary the distance between the drawer rail and drawer bottom,

but still have the construction holes drilled. So I’ve learned how to modify the appropriate settings from a standard cabinet, and over time I’m adding new cabinets specially adapted to the kind of work we do. Once I’ve done it, next time it’s just a matter of selecting the required cabinet, and changing the dimensions. The software does the rest”. The Whangamata team have been quick learners, and have adapted to CNC manufacture very well - something their Jacks rep Tony Christiansen has noticed. “We’d usually expect to be talking to a new CNC customer reasonably regularly in the first few weeks after installation, while they learn what they’re doing” says Tony. “But these guys never called! They were so quiet I had our service engineer call just to make sure they were ok – which they certainly were!” James and Clive have also been investigating other possibilities with CNC – such as stairtreads. “To be successful we need to have a strong point-of-difference” says Clive. “And you don’t get there without moving outside of your comfort zone. Which we did to invest in CNC during a recession, but I know it was the right decision. Efficiency is important, and the Mityboy is undeniably efficient. But we now have the capacity to expand as the market picks up, and we’re working on diversifying what the business can offer customers” Clive says. “We’ve barely scratched the surface in terms of what we want to do with the Mityboy”.

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VacuMaster “Comfort 180” – lifting capacity up to 250 kg!

Safe handling of airtight or porous panels FDS Vacuum in Auckland round off their vacuum lifting product range at the top end with the VacuMaster “Comfort 180” series, specialist vacuum lifting devices for rotating sheet steel, wooden sheet and panel products. The new VacuMaster “Comfort 180” lifting devices permits a single person to move, rotate, and handle flat loads weighing up to 250 kg easily, safely and precisely. Four different versions of this device are available: the VacuMaster “COMFORT” horizontal can handle panels up to a maximum weight of 750 kg; the VacuMaster Standard, a load weight of up to 2000 kg; the VacuMaster “Comfort 90” can lift panels with a weight of up to 750 kg to a 90° position; and all of the VacuMaster range up to 750kg can lift panels using the alternative, “basic” control system. The Schmalz VacuMaster “Comfort 180” illustrated can handle panels up to 2400 x 1800 with a maximum weight of 250 kg but has to have a reasonable thickness to provide rigidity. While the first four versions each have two or four suction pads, the remainder can have up to eight pads depending on the load. These suction pads can also be positioned individually to match the panels to be lifted. The lifting devices have a very robust mechanical construction and are thus suitable for use in the rough conditions in workshops and factories. The versions for combined horizontal/ vertical/90º/180° handling of panels have a swivelling system driven by an electric motor that cannot be actuated inadvertently. The VacuMaster “Comfort 180” devices are delivered fully assembled and ready for use with the electric hoist pre-wired to suit the “raise/ lower” two speed controls. The vacuum pump used for generation of the vacuum have a very high suction capacity, permitting even porous materials (38 mm thick chipboards are regarded as porous in vacuum technology) to be handled safely and without damage. Monitoring and warning devices ensure safe operation in all conceivable situations. The vacuum lifting devices of the VacuMaster “Comfort 180” series are suitable for the handling of steel sheet, raw and laminated chipboard, of MDF, OSB, staff and plasterboard panels, and of plastic panels in stockrooms and production. For further information contact: FDS Vacuum Ph (09) 479 6960 Or email

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versatile and precise

Woodform were assisted in installation by Rean Construction. From left to right: Woodform - Frank, Shane & Siyam; Rean Construction - Tony & Leon: Woodform - David Greenhalgh & David Booth.


he recent completion of the Novotel Hotel at Auckland International Airport marked the completion of a six month project for Auckland specialist timber fabricator Woodform Design. The contract to the main contractor Hawkins Construction required the manufacture, supply and installation of over 450 acoustic wall panels made out of Southland Maple Beech (NZ grown and FSC certified FM - COC 001148) supplied by Tuatapere based Lindsay & Dixon Ltd. The foyers, reception areas, conference rooms and lift shaft facings, around 550m2 in total, were covered by the panel in a building which is distinctly New Zealand. Each panel was constructed of strips of Southland Maple Beech of varying width and depth to provide a visually appealing and acoustically efficient panel that not only provides relief from an A380 super-jumbo taking off next door but also counterbalances the prevalent use of hard surfaces such as glass, stone, marble and metal which feature in the hotel design. Woodform Managing Director Dave Pratt said the job was both challenging and exciting. “The precision involved at all stages of the job was critical to its success. The bulk of the panels were made on four different jigs with different layouts, each strip of beech was separated by a 5mm gap with a 2 1/2 mm gap between panels. Each piece of Southland Maple Beech had to be sanded, sealed and polished on all six sides to ensure stability of the timber in its air conditioned environment.” Installation was equally challenging. Placement followed a precise plan which ensured identical panels never faced each other. “With so many parallel lines we were working off a very small tolerance of less than 1mm, this caused some difficulties in dealing with the vagrancies of construction, where tolerances can be larger, and required the construction of special panels adjusted to fit corners and meeting points with other construction materials. Dave Pratt said the job displayed the versatility of timber and of his firms ability to work with it. It also displayed the need to work in with partners on a project such as this. “Hawkins Construction were great in accommodating our requirements on what was a very busy site. The achievements by our installers Rean Construction Ltd needs acknowledgement, Tony and Leon complimented the visual expression the architects were looking for. Thanks to all.”



The Joint Venture parties responsible for the hotel development are: Tainui Group Holdings - Auckland International Airport - Accor

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new designs for maximum wood yield The name Weinig stands for comprehensive expertise in solid wood processing. In Hanover the full-range supplier exhibited innovative technology divided into four product areas Pre-cutting, Profiling, End profiling and Windows. Innovations ranged from separating, cutting, scanning, optimisation, finger-jointing and gluing through planing and profiling to window production and automation. Planing and profiling Especially innovative, applicationoriented solutions were at the forefront at Ligna 2011. A Powermat 2000 PP for producing MDF panels in working widths up to 600 mm was just one of the exhibits. This machine is able to control several processes over large areas in a single run. In addition a Powermat 500 for the production of window edges and a Hydromat 450 for working large widths for sizes 450 x 300 mm was also on display. The heavy Hydromat 3500 for high-speed planing represents the upper performance range. Cube: reinventing planing The Cube continues the long series of Weinig innovations in planing systems. The compact, user-friendly machine is designed primarily for businesses which use traditional methods to plane on four sides. Time-consuming adjustments are a thing of the past with the Cube, the high risk of errors has been eliminated. The intelligent “moulder preview” laser process guarantees maximum wood yield. Four-sided processing in a single run ensures perfect right angles, true dimensions and parallel lines. The fast, highly practical Cube will pay for itself in a very short space of time. In suction mode energy savings of up to 60 % can be achieved. New Weinig systems for trades In addition to the Cube, at Hanover Weinig exhibited a range of other attractive machines for

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craftsmen working in wood. The new FlexiRip Compact from the RaimannLine stands out, currently the most flexible cross-cutting saw for artisan businesses in the market and the new UniRip for ultimate accurate, fast cutting with the QuickFix saw shaft and the Safety Plus-System for maximum operator safety. Weinig exhibited the new VarioRip 310, the successor to the proven multiblade and optimised circular saw ProfiRip 310. The double-sided prism guide system ensures chain guides without play, resulting in excellent cutting results. Wood optimisation Maximum wood yield is the decisive factor in determining the profitability of a business. Weinig has long been setting new standards in this field with its innovative optimisation solutions in the DimterLine. The latest version of the fastest cross-cut saw in the world, the OptiCut 450 Quantum II, offers another 15% more performance. It was viewed as a complete system at Hanover capable of cutting and optimising up to 100 running metres wood/ min. From destacking the raw material to restacking the cut lengths, the whole process is fully automatic. Weinig demonstrated its expertise in detection of errors and quality sorting with the CombiScan + 200 R for double-sided scanning via laser and colour camera and the EScan for certified rigidity measurements. The new gluing press ProfiPress PPL II 2500 generated great interest in the “Optimisation” sector. This universal press reduces grinding to a minimum. Multi-track operation is still possible with a difference in width of 150 mm. This means the unit can achieve especially high performance. Finger-jointing systems Finger-jointing allows you to make longer lengths from short parts with high stability and

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consistently high quality. Wood improvement through fingerjointing is therefore becoming more and more interesting and has excellent prospects due to a shortage of resources. The Weinig GreconLine offers a wide range of finger-jointing units for all performance classes. The CombiPact was shown at Hanover. Its outstanding feature is the newly developed drive technology which raises this unit to the performance level of series which previously were superior. The CombiPact is designed flexibly for horizontal and vertical operation. Pre-scorers ensure especially high quality of finished goods. Weinig window production The successful Conturex profiling centre is known for its fully automatic, cost-effective production of single parts. Workpieces are clamped in position for complete processing. Designed as an open, modular system, the Conturex guarantees customers the greatest possible security for the future. At Ligna Weinig demonstrated its high flexibility using a 124 model with the new 5 axis technology. Demonstrations at the stand included window, door and conservatory elements to illustrate the almost limitless possibilities of the profiling centre. New window centre A new system for surface machining for windows, doors and conservatories celebrate its world launch at Ligna. Weinig is expanding its product programme in this segment. The new clamping system is registered for patenting and offers fast, highly flexible operation. The automatic console positioning system minimises setup times. Further details about Weinig products are available through W & R Jack Ltd in New Zealand. Tel 0800 332 388, weinig@jacks.

Optimisation with Weinig: the new OptiCut 450 Quantum II offers 15 % more performance

Planing and profiling with Weinig: Cube, the new compact 4-sider makes planing as simple as never before

Planing and profiling with Weinig: The Powermat 500 offers optimum surface quality without sanding

End profiling with Weinig: the CombiPact offers flexible applications for vertical and horizontal fingerjointing

Window production with WEINIG: the modular Conturex represents costeffective production for the future

new to NZ



Centauro CNC machinery for joinery components and doors Jacks are pleased to introduce the Alfa, and Beta – CNC machinery for joinery components and doors. Manufactured by Centauro from Italy, the Alfa and Beta represent the latest European technology for processing doors and other timber components – and offering at least 100% efficiency savings over manual methods. The 3-axis Alfa offers a variety of milling operations for doors or windows, including hinge recessing, lock slots, handle holes, key slots and grooves etc. With a large milling capacity of up to 2800mm the Alfa can also be suitable for stair and furniture components. The Beta is a fully programmable 3 axis horizontal CNC swing chisel mortiser suitable for general joinery and furniture production. The machine can be equipped with a separate dedicated programmable hollow chisel head for producing the small mortise holes for glazing bars. Alternatively a horizontal milling head can be specified that can be used for hinge recessing, slotting for louvre doors etc. The Beta can work off either the face of the timber or the thickness, and can produce mirror image components (left/right hand) in one program. Programming of both machines is extremely simple thanks to the colour graphic touch screen controller using pre-installed electronic macros.

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Longevity through quality experience and the right equipment brings success


aving been around a long time and having established a solid track record for quality work and on time delivery has been the mainstay for Commercial Joinery (Wgtn) Ltd. Established back in 1988, the business is located in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie operating from an 8000 square foot site they moved to in 2008. The company has developed its reputation specializing in the design and manufacture of customised kitchen componentry as well as a wide range of timber joinery including doors, windows, staircases and handrails in the Wellington area and environs. Manager Barry Telford comments “Producing custom made product is quite demanding. No two jobs are the same. We have found that using conventional machinery and hand making such things as cabinetry and other components using experienced staff has worked very well for us.” The company recently purchased an SCM SI400EP Class dimension saw from Gabbett Machinery which forms a big part of their operation. “This saw had a number of features we were interested in to make panel processing easier and more efficient considering it is used on average at least three to four hours daily.” says Mr Telford.

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“In particular, the machine has the Parallelogram swiveling crosscut fence for angular cutting complete with angular digital display and three digital stops on the crosscut fence which gives us the stability we need when machining large dimensional panels. It can be easily moved from one position to another due to the rapid locking/unlocking of the fixing devices.” The cutting accuracy of the saw is down to 0.005mm along the entire 3.8 metre carriage meaning the load capacity is a lot higher than other machines. Mr Telford points out “This accuracy combined with its rigidity and complete lack of vibration and the powered rise, fall and blade tilting and the fastest ripfence available on the market make for an easily used machine. The easily understood electronic controller is very handy as well given that in our operation the machine is used by several staff.”

Jackson’s spectacular park road post production facility in Miramar, Wellington. Commercial Joinery (Wgtn) Ltd deal with a wide variety of suppliers. Benchtops made from granite, Corian and engineered stone as well as Formica Laminate are the norm while architectural hardware usually comes from the big three: Blum, Hafele and Hettich. “Most of our work is in the residential scene here in Wellington. It tends to be high end and that requires high end product.” Mr Telford comments. Like most cabinetry and joinery businesses the firm has seen through some tough times in the last few years. “We are still here offering the same high standard of workmanship we have a name for. Having the right gear and staff has been a big part of this which gives us confidence for the future.” For further information contact

The dimension saw fits well as there are several other SCM factory machines in the business. “We make a lot of different product and view ourselves as a one stop shop for all our clients’ needs.” says Mr Telford. Indeed, the company has had some quite high profile work in recent years including a three year contract to produce all the joinery requirements for filmmaker Peter

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Joinerysoft adapts to the New Zealand market Launched seven years ago, Joinerysoft’s Joinery Management Software (JMS) has shaken up the joinery industry and is spreading throughout the English speaking world. Providing software for joinery manufacturers of custom and heritage windows, double hung, doors (internal & external), stairs and gates, Joinerysoft has grown from a UK only company to one serving joinery manufacturers in South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. JMS provides joiners with the tools they need to not only design and make beautiful products but also manage their business effectively, including cost analysis, pricing, supplier orders, manufacturing sheets, automatic machine output, delivery notes and invoicing. Steve Bencich, of Ceder Windows, based in Victoria, Australia purchased JMS in August last year. He comments, “Since purchasing the program I can only say how it has improved all sections of my company: Presentation; Accuracy; Inform able for both clients and factory staff; as well as increased my confidence that prices are correct. With many joinery manufacturers in New Zealand still having a difficult time due to a depressed market, being customer focused and offering a fast professional presentation can make the difference between winning an order or missing out. Visiting New Zealand last year, Managing Director, Alan Turner is returning this year for the Master Joiners Conference in June to demonstrate how JMS has been

adapted to better suit the needs of New Zealand joiners as a direct result of last year’s feedback. Committed to helping New Zealand joinery manufacturers Alan plans to visit personally each year and offers local backup through Bruce Syder based in Palmerston North as well as a dedicated technical support team. Keith Trask of Serene Joinery in Auckland purchased JMS 12 months ago. He says, “Purchasing JMS we have formed a partnership with Joinerysoft. They have proved efficient and answered our queries in a timely manner. I would recommend Joinerysoft to anyone. The biggest benefit to us is the customer focused presentation of quotations, accurate instant pricing, quick and accurate cutting lists and integrated invoicing. Holding all the information about the job in one source reduces duplication of information and ensures a consistent customer focus.” Joinerysoft is in the process of making JMS even easier to set up and use by including NZ standard section sizes in their templates

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and pre-inputting fittings and gear from leading NZ suppliers to reduce configuration during startup. While designed to be flexible for custom and heritage joinery, utilising templates as a starting block for design saves time where manufacturers have a stock size or common styles. During his trip in June Alan will be visiting hardware and timber suppliers to ensure that JMS not only includes images and pricing for all major suppliers but also prints purchase orders to further save joinery manufacturers time. Alan Turner, comments: “The feedback received last year from joinery manufacturers in New Zealand was valued and has been implemented to provide a better product even more suited to the market. It was very interesting to see the difference in the way joinery is constructed. One of the main areas is how New Zealand construct the cill of a window, due to the limited sizes of timber available. The New Zealand cill is now available within JMS, so when we say we listen to customers we really do, and the enhancements regularly introduced demonstrate this.”

Since last year’s visit several features have been introduced specifically for the New Zealand market. These include: bifold doors, New Zealand cill construction, and flyscreens. Also very soon Joinerysoft will be including cross sections, with 3D images and profiles also coming soon to all customers as a free upgrade with maintenance and support. JMS is designed for all sizes of joinery manufacturer as JMS can be purchased in two formats to make it more specific to the needs of large and small joiners. Joinerysoft offers JMSProfessional version of the same software which includes advanced features such as time and machine scheduling, management statistics such as order success rate and

profitability, and the ability to link to accounting programs. The alternative version JMS provides all the essential features necessary for small joiners to design, manufacture and manage their businesses without the big company features or price tag. Speaking at the Master Joiners Conference in Rotorua Alan welcomes the opportunity to find out more about the regulation changes of NZS: 4211 affecting the New Zealand industry. Having just gone through a period of change in the UK joinery market with the introduction of energy ratings and the requirement to provide U-values, Joinerysoft is ideally placed to provide similar information for New Zealand joinery manufacturers. “We have already introduced a Uvalue calculator into JMS and now produce certificates for joinery manufacturers to present to their end customers demonstrating compliance with regulations.” With the development work already completed to provide this feature inputting the NZ regulations into JMS will provide a NZ specific U-value calculator quickly and easily. Looking to learn more about NZS 4211 and the new section sizes that are being introduced into the NZ industry, Alan plans to include

these section sizes preset within JMS to ease their introduction for joinery manufacturers. The title of Alan’s talk at the Master Joiners Conference is ‘Software the New Joinery Machine’. Joinery software should be treated like a traditional woodworking machine, but it’s a machine in a different room, the office. Software can help increase your professionalism, improve efficiency and increase profits. Software can also help the joiner comply with the latest legislation. See why over 550 joinery companies use this software. If you would like to speak to Alan further about how JMS can help your business, he will be arriving in Auckland on 19th June and leaving Christchurch on 30th June to fly to Melbourne, then Sydney and finally Brisbane before flying back to the UK. You can contact him to arrange a personal meeting by calling (04) 974 9480 or email Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder (04) 974 9480

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HPP 380 profiLine


solutions from S to XXXL Holzma is taking another big step forward with the new 4 series. This innovative generation of saws was presented for the first time at LIGNA 2011. The new models integrate perfectly with all the other series in the closely interlinked product portfolio, providing customers with more possibilities than ever before. The new 4 series Many of the innovations that have already proved themselves in the 3 series can now be found in the new 4 series. These include the energysaving ecoLine technologies which are now being marketed under the name of “ecoPlus”. Other new features include a window in the pressure beam, which allows a clear view of the rear machine table, twofingered clamps throughout and a table height of 920 mm. As in the 3 series, a completely redesigned saw carriage combines improved performance with high energy efficiency. It also allows the installation of new optional extras such as the new “ascending vertical saw” option. Other new features markedly improve operator comfort and enhance performance. ecoLine is now ecoPlus Back at the 2009 LIGNA Fair, the ecoLine technologies from HOLZMA were a cause of great interest. In the 3 series, they achieved an energy saving of up to 20% compared with the previous models. EFF1 motors, the green stand by button, an improved extraction system and much more impressed customers from all over the world. Then, in

2010, HOLZMA demonstrated that ecoLine was a strategy that they were committed to pursuing when they implemented a further energy saving of up to 20%. This was achieved by further improving the extraction system, by optimising the pneumatic system and replacing pneumatic components with electronic components and by developing new design approaches. Innovation Center HOLZMA showcased a further technological highlight with the new “scoring saw bearing”. It uses what is called an absolute measuring system. With its help, the position of the saw blade is saved, allowing precise repositioning after a saw blade has been changed. This allows, among other things, the “vertical scoring” of books. The edge of the entire book is scored to a depth of up to 15 mm, making this a perfect optional extra for cutting parts with veneer, paper or ABS edges. For further information please talk to Jacks - your Holzma experts. 0800 332 288.

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XP stands for extreme performance R

obertson and Sinclair Ltd represent two of the worlds leading tool makers, Leuco Germany and Vortex USA. Their differing product ranges compliment each other enabling them to provide customers with an extensive range of tooling to suit the wide range of materials used in NZ. The Robertson and Sinclair sales team all have long service in the industry, and they have the knowledge to recommend the most appropriate tooling to suit the type of material and machinery you are using the tool in. The benefits when using the correct setup are, no chipping on either side of the material, and no sanding is required. The panel can go straight onto the edge bander. The life span also increases considerably, reducing down time and increasing profit margins. The latest tooling developed by Vortex is the 3100XP series of compression spiral cutters, which have been completely re-designed to suit hard to cut materials, such as the new high pressure laminates now being used. This new range has been tested in our market by high volume users, who monitor the metres cut by each tool.

Graeme Britten trialled various cutters before finding the Vortex XP by far superior for their work.

One of these has been local motorhome manufacturer Kea. The company needed a stylish lightweight panel for the fitout of the interior of their vehicles and settled on European Poplar 16mm ply panels. They were light and good looking, but as a softwood were difficult to machine and very hard to achieve a keen edge. Kea CNC operator Graeme Britten worked closely with Robertson and Sinclair in trialling various cutters before finding the Vortex XP far superior for their work.

Graeme cuts all the panel for the interior fitout of around 20 vehicles a month, which represents hundreds of panels a month. He has found the Vortex XP lasts a month to five weeks by far the longest life. “Some spirals we trialled only lasted a couple of weeks and none gave as good an edge as we are achieving with the Vortex. The longevity of these cutter is so good we don’t bother with resharpening - it’s done its job and we throw it away.”


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Vortex have just released the best performing compression spiral available on the market. Completely re-designed to suit Hard to Cut materials, which are tough on tool life. VORTEX 3100XP Compression Spiral Trialled in NZ over the last six months, this spiral has been proven to last 5 to 10 times longer in difficult to cut materials, such as high pressure laminate where customers have been achieving 50 to 100 sheets. These cutters have also shown amazing tool life in MDF and particle board.

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Dr Buzz

Half way there … or half way to go


That’s the way it rolls. So suck it up as they say.

returns from cash on deposit – higher bank deposit rates may be a good thing.

There will be plenty of us who have re-visited our insurance policies to see what kind of cover we have and whether it would be satisfactory in the face of these kinds of disasters. Certainly there is something to be said for having solid insurance cover.

While the Christchurch earthquake will no doubt have had an overall negative effect on the New Zealand economy, from the woodworking industry perspective, there should be some positive spin off. Given that the construction and building industry comprise a significant component of the economy, the re-build of Christchurch when it gets underway in earnest should provide an impetus which has an effect throughout the country.

Higher interest rates will also suppress property values somewhat which should encourage investment in more productive assets than property. A further goal of the government to correct imbalances in our economy.

his issue of Joiners marks half way through 2011 and the first half has certainly had its moments. The Queensland floods, the Christchurch earthquake followed by the Japanese disaster has left us wondering what could happen next.

However a counterpoint to this is that insurance companies are not throwing money around without putting claimants through the hoops. It is not proving to be a simple matter to get payments and commitments from insurance companies to allow businesses to recover and get back to where they were. While this is understandable given that they are a business just like everyone else, the idea is that they have risk assessors to try to estimate the likelihood of certain events happening. It does appear that there have been a larger than usual number of disasters worldwide and consequently they are not making the money that they had planned. But isn’t that why we have insurance companies. They are the ones who are taking the risk. Usually it works out fine and they pocket healthy profits which are distributed to shareholders or re-invested. In this instance, it appears they have had worse issues than expected.

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Whether it be construction, fit-outs, office furniture etc we can expect a decent uplift at the end of 2011 and into 2012. That will be welcomed when it arrives. Expect it to be accompanied however by a period of higher and persistent inflation. While there doesn’t appear to be a lot of local pressure causing inflation, it is building overseas and this will naturally flow through into the the NZ economy. Our dollar is also trading above it’s likely resting point so a future lowering of the NZD will only add to inflation. This will be accompanied by higher interest rates though I suspect not the 15 to 20% rates the oldies of us remember from the 80’s. Given that it was the low deposit interest rates which forced a lot of retired people to “invest” in the likes of Blue Chip etc because of the low

Lets further hope for the Japanese Housewives and Belgian dentists to lose interest in the NZ dollar so that it can settle back down. I know it makes flat screen TV’s and holidays overseas more expensive, but if it makes the exporters happy and lets our local manufacturers compete better against cheap imports, then I’m all for it. That’s the Buzz for now. See you next time. Dr Buzz can be contacted via email at



very quarter as I sit down to write this column I hope to be able to talk about the imminent market uplift. However, yet again our industry continues to face very challenging times, especially business people in Christchurch. Judging by the recent media headlines – “Building slump drags on”, “Building consents trends keeps falling”, “Housing data probably cannot get any worse”, etc. You would be forgiven for thinking that it all looks too hard.

National new house consents are at a 40 year low and the key macro statistics indicate a slow economy for some time yet. The GDP forecast is flat (income levels), slower employment recovery (peoples confidence in keeping their jobs), net migration (number of new people moving to New Zealand) translates to a drop in peoples willingness to spend money especially on new housing. The residential outlook looks flat in the short term, while commercial looks better but is mixed. While there will be a recovery longer term, in the meantime businesses need to survive. What this means is that we will need to take a much closer look to search out the opportunities. How do you win? Standing out is the key. I came across a great quote recently, from a very successful business man called William Taylor. “Don’t aspire to be “pretty good” at everything – figure out how to be the absolute best of something” Recent research shows that today’s customers are more motivated by quality than quantity and by experience rather than objects. I read a NZ survey that found 58.7% of customers were either, neutral, dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with levels of service. The top 3 factors that define good customer service are showing a willingness to help, listening and understanding your customers needs and taking responsibility to ensure those needs are met. I am currently touring the country delivering presentations to key customers of The Laminex Group on where I see the opportunities in the market. For example there are still strong prospects in the renovation market with over 70,000 kitchens being renovated annually. Over half of these renovations are in the mid market of customised kitchens. To support our kitchen customers to go after these kitchen renovations and other opportunities, The Laminex Group has recently launched a number of new products including Formica, Melteca and Samet Hardware. However, the product that has potential to add significant value to our customers is Laminex Metaline – an innovative splashback product that can be cut to size and fabricated on site. Have a talk to your local sales representative if you haven’t yet received the information on this exciting new product. We have a number of other new products almost ready to go, so watch this space! As I sign off, I would just like to say that the road ahead is what we will make of it. There is no doubt that we are in very tough times and the outlook is flat. However there are opportunities when you look closely. Driving a successful renovation experience is one-such key opportunity in the residential market – but to win it you must stand out and be remarkable. The Laminex Group is in the business of supporting successful customers. Together we’re creating the future. Robert Gibbes General Manager The Laminex Group NZ

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FITEC Delighted with new Sponsor for Trainee Award FITEC are delighted that PrimePanels New Zealand Ltd have agreed to sponsor the FITEC Furniture Trainee of the Year Award for 2011 and 2012. Alister Murray, FITEC Furniture sector Executive, says “In PrimePanels, FITEC has secured a quality sponsorship partner in a sector where there is great potential for growth in terms of formalised training”. The East Tamaki-based company is a 100% New Zealand owned manufacturer of a comprehensive range of laminated products for the furniture, cabinetmaking, kitchen and shop fitting markets. The company’s products include, PrimeMelamine, PrimeVeneer, PrimeLaminate, PrimePly and PrimeTotal. FITEC say that next year they hope to amend the Furniture Trainee of the Year entry criteria to require trainees to use PrimePanel’s products in their exhibits. PrimePanel’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Jack van der Linden says; “The company is more than happy to provide their products for this purpose next year at no cost to the trainees and looks forward to working with FITEC to help design entry criteria for the Award that are both exciting and innovative”. Alister Murray says a good number of trainee entries have been received for this years Awards which will be held at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre on 7th September 2011 where the Furniture Trainee Award winner will be announced. Alister Murray FITEC Tel: (09) 356 8029 E:

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3D winners In a recent giveaway promotion, 3D Kitchen provided software to Cabinets by Webb in Wangaratta Victoria. Unknown to owners, Dean and Blair Webb their office administrator, Kimberley Risstrom, had entered them into the 3D Kitchen software giveaway promotion. When they were contacted and advised that they had won the software, they were shocked and skeptical before becoming excited at the prospect of incorporating 3D kitchen into their business and taking advantage of the design and production features with particular interest in the time saving they would achieve over their current business methods. Dean and Blair had for some years used a MultiCam CNC machine, but had not ventured into the realm of software for automating their design and production. 3D Kitchen provided Webbs with its Pro ToolPath version for automatic linking of design jobs to their tried and true MultiCam machine. This was a three day on site process, with the installation and training being done personally by Chris Adams (owner of 3D Kitchen) and Rob Wegmann the 3D Kitchen representative for Victoria. The on site process is essential and provides for the precise adjusting of the production software to correctly cut, shape and drill panels to exactly match the requirements of the business concerned. At the end of the 3rd day on site, Webbs were very excited to see their first job processed directly from 3D Kitchen to their MultiCam machine cleanly and accurately - “just like magic!” Cabinets by Webb is a high volume cabinet producer requiring accuracy and versatility in a software product, delivered to a high standard by 3D Kitchen. Webbs have an informative website (no pun intended) at http:// 3D Kitchen is focused on moving businesses ahead in large strides towards higher efficiency and productivity. Our best wishes to Dean and Blair, keep that machine running hot! ²

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f you have been reading the papers lately, or listening to the news, you will realise that New Zealand is heading for a major skill shortage ─ particularly in the construction industry. This is due to a variety of factors, the main ones being: • The rebuild needed after the Christchurch earthquakes • Weather-tightness related issues • Delayed demand for building and construction sector activity foregone during the recession • Residual and on-going demand for building and construction activity. The level of building consents being applied for has dramatically reduced throughout the recession but the signs are that it will soon start to increase again, and in some areas even exceed previous levels. Research shows that in the next few years the equivalent of 40,000 new homes per annum will be required throughout the country. This is due to the: • 40,000 houses that are a part of the leaky building spectrum. Amendments to the legislation are due to come into play very soon, and will require repair costs to be covered by Government (25%), Local Bodies (25%) and homeowners (50%). The majority of these homes are in Auckland. • 10,000 Homes in Christchurch are either demolished or are about to be. • 100,000 homes in Christchurch will require extensive refurbishment. • 200,000 homes require extensive work over the next five years Even if 20% of all skilled labour available at the 2006 Census were able to be redeployed to address

the Christchurch and weathertightness challenges, it would take at least four, and up to six, years for the rebuilding and remediation to be completed. As manufacturers, no matter which part of the country you work, the impacts will ripple out. The problem is so large there is not one solution. What is JITO doing? JITO and BETA ( the construction I TO s ) , h a v e b e e n m e e t i n g with the Tertiary Education Commission and the Ministry of Social Development, who in turn have been working with the Prime Minister and Ministers of Construction, Education and Finance. These meetings have resulted in the initiation of a variety of programmes, including the $42 million earmarked to help training for Christchurch. The detail of this initiative is yet to be determined.

strongly suggest you contact your JITO Area Training Advisor (ATA). Contact details are on the JITO website Use this window of opportunity and ensure all your long term staff (7yrs in the industry and over 25) who are not qualified become qualified through the RCC process (Recognition of Current Competence). Talk to your ATA or go to for more information. Consider your position for starting a new apprentice sooner. Contact an ATA to help you recruit the most suitable person. It is possible to get

their first block course completed in 2011 whilst business is still quiet. As you know, bringing on a new apprentice requires a lead in time for that person to be of value to your business. Use your ATA to help with the recruitment process. Be proactive. Underestimating the magnitude of the issue will be your loss. If your government has stood to attention you should be very interested. Deb Paul Chief Executive JITO

There is a BETA project that you will hear about directly from us about screening and redeploying people who are currently unemployed in Christchurch. There will be remuneration for those companies who register and sign up one of these people. We will be working directly with our industries in Christchurch to help them take advantage of the Government training packages. What can you do? Work towards retaining your people in employment. This needs to be a priority and if that is not possible, actively keep in touch with past qualified staff you know about. Ensure your supervisors and managers have been trained to be capable in their role. If they have not received training I would

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo


hen I first moved to Wellington my first real job involved setting up a health and safety policy for a container shipping yard. Like most companies at that time health and safety was seen as a huge expense and time waster. Every container yard owner was convinced they had good practices and looked after their staff. This whole policy paper trail did nothing and tied up valuable staff time. Trying to change the mindset that came from the directors themselves was no easy task. Practices like a 28 hour shift for a container loader driver, night shift filling up paint bottles by the light of cigarette lighters, using empty thinner drums as ladders for welding, and no evacuation plans, were all ingrained. Even on my first day on a tour of the yard the director took a short cut between 2 containers, only to say “don’t do that” when we got to the other side. Earlier that year a surveyor in another city was crushed attempting to get through before a loader pushed the 2 containers together. Happily with a little persistence and buy in from the directors things changed. The yards are no longer accidents waiting to happen, health and safety is taken seriously and the risk of serious injuries is near to zero.

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poisonous liquid in a drink bottle is such a small thing and well, what are the chances.

Sixties rewiring or modern bomb kit.

From the small number of factory tours I have been on it seems that our industry is pretty good at setting up and following policies, at least for the big stuff. However it is the small stuff that can trip you up. At an NKBA meeting recently I was told of an incident which I will have to say is unconfirmed and no names were mentioned. An installer had taken to bringing a cleaning solvent to a job site in a pump water bottle. It was always kept with their tools and everyone involved with the installation and at the factory knew that the bottle did not contain water, it also looked a bit grimy and well used.

The biggest thing I learnt doing health and safety was that people only do things if they are easy, so make things as easy as possible. If high viz vests are needed make sure you get more than are needed and put them where they are easily grabbed. Put ear plugs everywhere on the workshop floor, and buy the right bottles and labels for storing and transporting dangerous goods. It may cost a little but it is worth it when you see what could happen to someone’s life. The Ranfurly Challenge - Our Own Personal Project The Electrics You would think a 110 year old house would have some mod cons? Well it did come with a UHF aerial, but that is now useless as they have turned off terrestrial TV.

On one installation when it was time to pack up the bottle was grabbed and put away as usual. However the wrong bottle was picked up as the owner of the house had left a well used pump bottle in the kitchen. This should not have been a problem but in the rush to get to work in the morning the owner grabbed the bottle without checking. While driving he took a swig before registering the odour. Nasty.

We did have electricity. The first job was to get it disconnected so we could jack the house up. Easy. The following month we received a power bill for over $800 which was our estimated use over the period the house was suspended 5 feet above the ground with the power cable physically disconnected from the building. The reason it was an estimate was the meter reader did not have a ladder to get in the front door to read the meter!

As I said earlier it is the small things that trip you up. Health and Safety policies cover the entire workplace, but there is a tendency to focus on the really big things. No one would let someone drive a forklift drunk, but putting a

Our electrician did a quick check and said the house had been rewired sometime in the sixties, but as it was an old house there were limited power points. Most rooms only had 1 but strangely 2 rooms had none whatsoever. JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 76

Luckily as the house was suspended in the air it was easy for the sparkie to walk under the floor and wire up through the floor for all the power points that we needed. The lathe and plaster wall construction was a bit of a challenge for fixing the sockets to and so he came up with an innovative time saving solution. He left them hanging out of the wall. When one of the bedroom lights blew we noticed that the wire was the old fabric covered type that needed replacing. While in the ceiling space fixing this up the truth of the rewiring became apparent. All the wires coming from the fusebox were replace in the 1960’s but they only went half a meter into the ceiling and were then spliced into the old wires. These old wires with rotten insulation ran through metal conjugate to all the old lights and switches. It was incredible that the attic space was not ‘live’. Due to the small number of original electrical points in the house it was a quick and inexpensive rewire and only resulted in minor damage to our bed. Long story ... perhaps next time. Tony DeLorenzo

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

Due Process Geoff Hardy

Dark days and dirty deeds I

t usually takes a recession like the 200810 global meltdown to expose the worst corporate abuses. We mostly associate this particular recession with the collapse of the finance companies and the loss of investment savings that went with it. Many of those collapses were merely due to foreseeable risks coming to fruition, and their owners and managers have been unfairly maligned. But in the more blatant of cases, the owners and managers either misled and deceived investors from the outset, or eventually diverted public funds into their own private projects without authority. The Financial Markets Authority is thankfully pursuing the worst excesses and bringing the perpetrators to justice. However, bad behaviour is not confined to those who have public money at their disposal. Recessions also test the ethics and morality of owners and managers of smaller, privatelyfunded companies. The problem is that they become accustomed to a certain privileged lifestyle, and are extremely reluctant to give it up despite the dramatic decrease in profitability of their companies. There simply isn’t enough money to go around, and since they don’t want to reduce their share, someone else’s share has to reduce. In a company-run business, there are only two suitable candidates to force this involuntary sacrifice upon. One is the company’s creditors, and the other is its shareholders. Ripping off your creditors can be done in a variety of ways. The least sophisticated method is simply to suspend payments to all creditors (except the ones you really need to do business with), buy more time with a host of excuses, put up as many obstacles as you can in front of anyone who attempts to recover their debt from you, and pay only those who really put the heat on you, at the courtroom door. At the other end of the scale are the sophisticated schemes that are intended to leave your creditors picking over the carcass while you escape with the loot. A typical example of this is the old phoenix company scam.

Phoenix company schemes work like this. The shareholder/directors of company ABC Ltd decide to shed themselves of their creditors. They form another company XYZ Ltd. They then change the name of ABC Ltd to LMN Ltd, and at the same time change XYZ’s name to ABC. This is done in secret, discoverable only by those who search the Companies Office register, and happen to notice that the names of the companies have changed. All other details such as registered office, directors and shareholders remain the same, deliberately so. The shareholder/directors then find a friendly liquidator. They negotiate in advance for the payment of the liquidator’s fees and for the purchase by the new ABC Ltd of the old ABC Ltd’s core trading assets at a fire sale price. They then put the old ABC Ltd (now named LMN Ltd) into voluntary liquidation, leaving its creditors with nothing but a claim against the net proceeds of the sale of the core trading assets, which are often paid in instalments by the director/shareholders over a lengthy period. Very few people, particularly ABC Ltd’s ongoing customers, are any the wiser. That is the whole idea. Everyone except the creditors who have been left in the lurch, think that ABC Ltd is exactly the same entity that they traded with in the past, blissfully unaware that the director/shareholders are not exactly as creditworthy as they appear. An alternative to ripping off your creditors is ripping off your fellow shareholders. Shareholders are entitled to all the surplus profits of the company after the creditors have been paid. Majority shareholders who control the company can simply cut off the income stream to the minority shareholders by paying themselves excessive salaries, making overpriced investments in personal projects, and building up reserves rather than paying out dividends.

The minority are then effectively shut out of active participation in the company. Shareholders’ and directors’ meetings are dispensed with, as are all of the formalities prescribed by the Companies Act except for those that are inescapable, and the flow of information to the minority shareholders dries up. At the more blatant end of the scale are scams such as the old “hive-down”. This is intended to defeat selected creditors and shareholders alike. Essentially, those in control of the company simply transfer its business and assets to another company that they own. Although this can be done legitimately, the “just do it” brigade never bother to observe the proper formalities. They either take the assets and pay nothing back to the original company in return, or they get some bogus back-of-the-envelope valuation done to justify paying what is in reality a massive undervalue for the assets they have acquired. But it’s not all bad news for the creditors and shareholders who have been left out in the cold. There is a host of remedies available to them and forms of leverage they can use against the corporate bullies. For example, promoters of phoenix company schemes can now be made personally liable for the unpaid debts. And majority shareholders can be held to account for breaches of their statutory duties or unfairly prejudicial conduct against minority shareholders. So if you are in that situation, don’t despair. You don’t have to take it lying down. ²

Geoff Hardy has 35 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail geoff@madisonhardy. com. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine June 2011 page 77

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voice search Google voice search is an interesting new Google innovation that enables you to do a Google search by speaking the words. To use it you will need a microphone and the Google Chrome browser (it can be downloaded from www. if you don’t already have it). Open the browser and enter google-multilingual-voice-search. To do a voice search, select your language, click on the microphone, and speak. You may need to adjust the microphone settings for voice search to recognise your words and may need to adjust your volume Speak clearly. The results will show your words in the search box and also ask you “did you say any of the following?” in case it misheard. Like any voice activated programme it’s not perfect – but it’s not too bad. I tested it by searching for a variety of words and it recognised most of them correctly.

Matt Woodward is a Director of Netline Services Ltd

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Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowdendoors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email compositejoinery@xtra., contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, Fax 09 422 7884, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, Fax 09 277 7479, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, Fax 09 620 7585, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess.

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, fax 09 579 4264, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, fax 07 307 0850, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, Fax 07 873 8084, contact Dave Frederiksen.

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

Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email

Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry 21 Birch Avenue, Judea, Tauranga. Ph/Fax 07 571 0017, contact Troy MacRae.

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

Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, Fax 07 308 7460, contact Mark Bruce. BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email

Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton.

King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph/Fax 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Janet Johnson c/- H R Jones & Co, 60 Aorangi Street, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, Fax 06 323 4378, Email

Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, Fax 06 356 9270, contact James Hurren.

Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@ Raglan Joinery 58 Wallis Street, Raglan. Ph 07 825 6789, fax 07 825 6765, contact Bjorn Ledwig. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, fax 07 895 7157, contact Ross Curtis. Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley. S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Dave Andrews. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Emile Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Joinery & Staircases Ltd 27A Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph/Fax 07 575 7435, contact Craig Purser. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, fax 07 827 6329 contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Profile Joinery 37 Eyre St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 0243, fax 06 323 0243, contact Gerry Evernden. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw.

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

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

Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Townshends (1994) Limited 320 Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, Fax 06 952 3583, contact Cliff Hughes.

Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffen. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton.

Woodstock Joinery 19 Coventry Street, Levin, Ph 027 224 0701, Fax 06 368 9961, contact Murray Forward.

Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact David Walker.

Worktop Design 2000 Ltd 70 Napier Rd, Palmerston North. Ph 06 358 0557, Fax 06 355 0367, email, James Donald.

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

Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, P. North. Ph 06 354 8170, Fax 0800 254 754, contact Lindsay Petterson.

Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster. Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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

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

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

Murphy Joinery Makino Road, R D 7, Rapid Number 811, Feilding, Ph 06 355 4003, Fax 06 355 4002, contacts Paul & Nic Murphy.

Adept Kitchens & Joinery 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 4770, fax 06 758 4770, contact Dennis Byers. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Donald Alexander Joinery Ltd Box 3186, Napier. Ph 06 843 2938, fax 06 843 2036, contact Donald Alexander.

Dennis Behrent Joinery PO Box 291, Stratford. Ph 06 765 8120, fax 06 765 8154, contact D Behrent.

D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Kent Morse.

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 489B Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice.

East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’.

Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson. Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, Fax 06 354 0077, contact Patrick Lau,

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

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European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass. Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent.

Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan.

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

Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane.

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

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gisborne Joinery Limited 522 Gladstone Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2880, fax 06 863 2881, contact Brendan Kent. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Kersten Building Recyclers 822 Omahu Road, Hastings, Ph 06 878 8494, Fax 06 878 8514, contact Peter Kersten.

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

Secretary, Wendy Long 24A Thornycroft St, Fendalton, Christchurch. Ph 03 351 6627

Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176.

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

Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, fax 06 876 8496, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph/Fax 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, (mail to 6 France Road), Napier, Ph 06 835 8346, Fax 06 835 8345, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly. Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, Fax 06 868 4240, contact Dale Summerfield.

Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery ITO Box 11-435, Wellington. Ph 04 385 8814, fax 04 385 8816, contact Deb Paul. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, Fax 04 586 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, Fax 03 308 5057, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895, Fax 04 564 8896. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

J & H Doors & Joinery Cnr Manchester St & Wilson Rd, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7009, Fax 06 879 6464, contact Jim Hollis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 97E Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 021 593 186, Fax 03 385 5570, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact Robin Walker.

Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper. Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Ian Johnstone. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jono Hughes Ltd 127 Archibald Street, Tinwald, Ashburton. Ph/ Fax 03 302 6998, contact Jonathan Hughes. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ryans Kitchens Unit 5, 33 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph/Fax 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Russell Brocks. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph/Fax 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, Fax 03 343 5241, contact James McKeown

Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph/Fax 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated. Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, Fax 03 688 2182, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd PO Box 2390, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6558, fax 03 455 6300, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White.

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.



Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208.

Secretary, Rowan Howie PO Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 5165.

Aaron Fitzsimons Blding & Joinery 36 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9915, Fax 03 693 9912, contact Jaquie Fitzsimons or Roger Galbraith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers.

A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Custom Kitchens 1 Weaver Street, Oamaru, Ph 03 437 0001, Fax 03 437 0013, contact Stuart Sandri Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, Fax 03 688 2726, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone Ltd 110 Fraser St, Timaru, PO Box 223. Ph 03 688 8223, fax 03 688 8225, contact Neville Kitchen. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, fax 03 684 8050, contact Glen Chitock. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact Richard Malcolm. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas.

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

Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Whole Wardrobes & Interiors 42 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated. Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, Fax 03 442 3207, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, fax 03 455 5959, Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, Fax 03 547 7778, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, fax 03 477 9790, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

National Associate Members Bostik New Zealand Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited Fisher & Paykel Appliances Gabbett Machinery Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Herman Pacific Hutchco Enterprises Ltd ITM Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Timspec

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Classic interior cabinetry components

Keenman is a manufacture of handling equipment for all sorts of woodworking machines from loaders, lifters and conveyor systems. Different lengths and both right hand and left hand models available.

Recently introduced by Hafele, Farmers Kitchens offer classic, provincial options with unmatched attention to detail.With a pallet of beautiful colours and a range of quality hand-crafted ornate door styles,and mouldings Farmers and H채fele have revitalised the classic kitchen with a product offering of elegance and quality. Combine this with the latest H채fele kitchen accessories, softclose drawers and hinges and integrated dishwasher drawers you can supply your cus-tomer with the best of both worlds.

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Made from natural timber, natural timber veneer, moisture resistant fibreboard and highestquality glues, paints and stains, Farmers door and accessories are not effected by climatechanges, shrinkage, expansion or cracking. So, you and your customer can rest assured,that the doors will last a lifetime. Where you see the Farmers Badge of Quality and the H채fele name, you will find cabinetry solutions that will add character and style to your home. For more information about Farmers Kitchens, contact H채fele on 0800 725151

WOODMAX CNC Spiral Cutters Prowood now imports its own range of CNC Spiral cutters for nesting based manufacturers. These cutters are made in the USA by OEM (Overseas Equipment Manufacturer) thus we use our own branding of WOODMAX. By buying from a reliable manufacturer with out their label we are able to purchase the tooling cheaper and pass to you the customer a cheaper price. We do not make claims that the tools are better than others other than the performance should be similar but the pricing should be cheaper. These are solid carbide tools not cheap carbide tools welded to steel bodies. PROWOOD MACHINERY LTD Phone 09 442 5699 Mobile 027 4100258 E MAIL Web

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compact lightweight powerful Festool is expanding its range of cordless drills with the new CXS. The compact 10.8 volt drill impresses with its lightweight design weighing just 900 grams and is extremely powerful, has two gears and is well-balanced for optimal power transfer - also ideal for all areas that are hard to access. The pleasant effortlessness of its compact design and balanced weight distribution is immediately noticeable, as is the power that the new 10.8 volt CXS delivers when used for drilling and boring. Great for hard-to-access places, overhead work and anywhere where it is particularly narrow and hard to access. The high-performance lithium-ion battery packs represent real value in terms of endurance, with up to 340 chipboard screws (4x40 millimeters) from just one battery charge. And the 12-phase torque adjustment allows the power to be transferred to the respective work either by fine metering or controlled metering. Festool manufactures its new CXS cordless drills in Germany and offers a three-year guarantee on the cordless drill, battery pack and charger of its battery-operated units. For further information go to

High technology for all types of machining As part of the SCM Groups ongoing research and development process, the very successful Pratix range of CNC machining centres has been redeveloped to give us the Pratix Z2. Customization and flexibility thanks to the wide choice of optional devices and equipment presettings, with high performance multifunction aluminium work table, pendulum machining, drill units with 18 to 26 drills, electro spindles with 10 or 15hp, C axis, dedicated horizontal routing units or 0-90 saw unit, tool changer with up to 18 positions and a working component passage of 180mm. Performance/Overall Dimensions Ratio thanks to the technical solutions such as the bumpers safety protection and the electric cabinet intergraded inside the machine base.

Blum Brochures Support your kitchen design with the new blum brochure range. Blum now has two new point of sale brochures available for you to inspire your customers. These will provide your customers with an overview of blum hardware that will enhance the kitchen buying process. To receive a copy please contact either North Island – or 09 917 1510 or South Island – or 03 982 8039

As standard the SCM range of CNC machining centres are fitted with HSK 63 tool coupling technology, this gives you absolute positioning accuracy, the highest degree of rigidity and the ability to run at faster speeds and feed rates while achieving a better finished product. The HSK tool holders can be interchanged between the SCM range of CNC spindle moulders, allowing for a dramatic reduction in set-ups over multiple machines in your workshop. The SCM Pratix Z2 is now the ideal solution for solid timber and nesting based manufacturing without compromise. Sold, serviced and installed in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery. Auckland 09 828 4530 Christchurch 03 377 3795

add a touch of solid wood NEW superb range of Mobile Butchers Blocks designed to be • Affordable • Adaptable – with or without drawers, shelves, wine racks, removable chopping boards, knife organizer and 2 or 4 designer castors. • Versatile – USA Oak & Walnut finish or other bespoke timbers. • Contemporary – at home in any kitchen! • Changeable – handles can be changed to match kitchen. • Ergonomic – natural working height.

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Poseidon machining centre from CMS. Oracle Racing Ltd based in Warkworth just north of Auckland is commissioning one with an X-axis of 6 metres a Yaxis of 18 metres and a Z-axis of 3 metres.

BMW ORACLE Racing select CMS machining centres CMS Industries is very proud to announce its sponsorship collaboration as Official Supplier of BMW ORACLE Racing, a relationship which began in 2008 with the supply of a CNC machining centre for the manufacture of composite-material boat parts, an important tool in the high-tech carbon fibre construction of racing yachts. The association with BMW ORACLE Racing has enhanced CMS’s leading role in the racing field. The number of racing vehicles with composite parts being machined on CMS machining centres is steadily increasing with the company’s growing presence in sports applications from racing bicycles to F1 car components.

Tim Smyth, the co-construction manager of BMW ORACLE Racing, explains why the team has chosen the CMS machine: “Americas Cup Yachts employ the latest technology in materials and construction processes. CNC produced tools and finished parts are one of the most significant advances in Yacht construction over the past decade and they now play a crucial role in our build program. To produce these components quickly and to preserve our design innovations it is important to posses your own CNC machines. We have used CMS machines extensively throughout the past two editions of the Americas Cup through the services of subcontractors, and based on their performance we choose CMS to supply our first machine in 2009.”

Giulio Gasparini, CMS Area Manager, said “Our machine’s technical features, the price / performance ratio but also CMS company’s soundness and reputation in the machining of composite materials, especially in racing applications, have been the key factors enabling CMS to win their competition with other suppliers. CMS stands by BMW ORACLE Racing ready to provide their products and support in order to win together.”

BMW Oracle Racing Founded in 2000 by American Larry Ellison, the professional sailing team’s main focus is to win the America’s Cup. BMW ORACLE Racing represents the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco and is based in Valencia, Spain. The team’s composite boat construction expertise is also available for non-team projects through Oracle Racing Ltd in Warkworth, NZ.

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CMS Industries Founded in 1969, CMS SpA has a turnover of 100 millions Euros, with 4 subsidiaries and a worldwide sales network. CMS Industries products, CNC machining centres, thermoforming machines, CNC cutting robots, waterjet systems, compete to produce space shuttles, military and civil aircrafts, competition and road vehicles, yachts, wind power generators, joining together processing quality and precision, studied technology based on the customer’s needs, able to cover several production phases, but also optimized for every single process.

CMS is represented in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery


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