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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

June 2013

one machine one job classical machinery does what is asked

surface sink & tap style substance and durability hold sway

ligna & interzum top ten players talk

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surfaces & sinks 18 COVER New Formica patterns from The Laminex Group for more see p18.

The range of materials available in kitchen design and manufacture increases everyday. We look at some from the traditional stainless steel to the more exotic bamboo and newer materials such as the latest granite composite from Blanco.

Photo courtesy of The Laminex Group.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Rhys Powell talks of a rising positivism in the industry, the launch of the new NZ4211 manual and the upcoming conference.

european shows 28 Ligna and interzum - run every second year this international trade fair duo dominate the kitchen and furniture expo market. We asked some of the leading players for examples of innovations from the last round in Hannover and Cologne in May.

Laminex Group Update 12 Melle de Pater addresses the issue of product quality and cheap imports.

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Dr Buzz 71 Duncan Such goes to the Indy500 and reflect on the place of classical machinery.

Largely used for single task operations, classical machinery still has a place in todays world of CNC. We look at recent purchases and the decisions and tasks behind them.

Due Process 73 Geoff Hardy give some tips on what to watch for in travel insurance. A view from both sides 69 Tony DeLorenzo goes to the KBIS in the States and along with a bit of socialising experiences American sharing.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 17 Trade Directories - 76 & 80 JITO news - 74 Product Focus - 84

wood finishing 42 There are many ways to protect the beauty and longevity of wooden flooring. We look at the pros and cons of penetrating oils versus water based protectants.

blue butterfly 52 The blue butterfly logo signals a more user friendly product for asthma suffers. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Daiken NZ about the Sensitive Choice programme and how their new MDF product CustomwoodSuperfiish meets the criteria.

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Fishing gear & software - give aways ... pages 60 & 86 JOINERS Magazine June 2013 page 3

from the presidents desk

positive forecasts


ith a much more positive start to the year it is not surrprising that the first half of 2013 has gone so quickly. One of the main positives so far this year is the general optimism throughout the industry that workloads are on the rise. Although it is still too early to tell whether this increase is going to continue, the rise has been gradual, which hopefully will allow more improvement throughout the remainder of this year and into 2014. Economic reports are still confusing and many differ but one report did stand out to me. The report stated that nationwide levels of work both residential and non-residential are forecast to expand by 34% between December 2012 and December 2016. This gradual increase in work could quite possibly be the start of much better times for our industry over the next few years. Another positive for our industry is the long awaited release of the NZS4211 manual. This standards revamp and subsequent manual will be a valuable tool to many of the Master Joiners as well as being a huge asset to our industry. The manual and revamp of the 4211 standards is the result of countless hours of work and valuable industry knowledge from the directors of JMFNZ. It is a tool that Master Joiners will use for years to come. Thanks again to Gary McNaughton, Ken Monk, Dennis McNaughton and Julian Jacques for a job very well done. The annual Master Joiners national conference is being held in Nelson on 20th - 22nd June. This year promises to be once again an exciting conference. With continued increase in support from sponsors, great guest speakers and an ever increasing number of members attending the Nelson conference is going to be an event not to be missed. Once again there are a record number of entries in the awards and attendance numbers are looking promising.

BLUM Bikers Motatapu Mountain Bike Race 2013 The Motatapu Mountain Bike race took place on the 9th of March covering 47km in the stunning southern high country valleys. As much of a mental challenge as a physical one, there are many rivers to cross, hills to climb and a few steep descents thrown into the mix. The race starts at Glendhu Bay on the shore of Lake Wanaka, near the Wanaka Township, and finishes at historic Arrowtown. The journey follows a route early Maori used for hunting and gathering Greenstone. The valley was not discovered by European explorers until around 1862, during the gold rush. Top riders such as junior world champ Anton Cooper, elite rider Dirk Peters and celebs such as Bill English and Hamish Carter have all taken part in the race. However it is the first-timers, the recreational riders, and the competitors that make up the majority of the 2,300+ participants. The course record is 1:47:53. But don’t let that fool you, the race is a hard slog, with the average time being 4 hours and 3 mins. The Blum team’s times ranged from 3:03 – 4:43. Blum often partake in events and activities outside the workplace to help strengthen the team environment and more importantly for a bit of fun! They work well together and most are good friends outside of the office as well. They’re hoping to add to the team in 2014, with almost everyone competing this year, verbally signed up for the next race!

Over the past few years the conference has grown and flourished under the careful guidance of conference organisers, National Executive and of course the vast conference experience of Corinne Moore our Executive Officer. Thank you all for input into making the conference such a great event. The conference is becoming a popular event among members to showcase their work, learn about new products, network with other members and suppliers while enjoying local hospitality around New Zealand. Rhys Powell President Registered Master Joiners


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New talent drives sector growth The Laminex Group, part of the Laminates and Panels Division of Fletcher Building Products Ltd. has made a series of senior appointments to its National Management team at its Penrose HQ in Auckland: Ian and Robin Jack in front of XLamNZ’s stand. Terry McLaughlin takes up the role of National Sales Manager, responsible for the overall direction of the sales function and management of 11 branches of The Laminex Group.

 Gretchen Flynn joins The Laminex Group from Dulux as Specifications Manager to spearhead activity with designers and architects in the commercial sector.

 Rachel Cox has been promoted to National Channel Manager, Merchants to build on relationships with key distributors including Placemakers, Mitre 10, Bunnings and ITM.

 Amanda Politzer joins as Communications Manager, bringing with her 16 years of PR and communications experience gained in the UK and New Zealand.

 Jared Dinneen has been promoted to National Marketing Manager focussed on delivering a range of new initiatives across the business, including new products and services.

Melle de Pater, The Laminex Group NZ General Manager, says of the appointments: "Its been a fantastic start to the year. We have a very clear vision of what we want to achieve in the coming years and with these new appointments we can ensure that each of our three key market sectors - residential, commercial and merchants, benefit from a dedicated manager to help generate growth."

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CLT features at PrefabNZ conference W & R Jack Ltd and cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacturers XLam NZ were joint Gold Sponsors of the PrefabNZ Conference held in New Plymouth in the autumn. Attended by a mix of engineers, architects, manufacturers and suppliers, the conference theme was ‘Collaboration for Growth, Economic Resilience and Future-Proofing’ – a topic that included international examples of successful prefabrication, many of which featured CLT. Jacks has provided all the machinery for XLamNZ’s manufacturing operation, and the quality of their CLT product was evident in the striking display stand constructed entirely from CLT. During his presentation to the conference Robin Jack spoke of the many opportunities CLT offered – from reduced costs for commercial building through to the export prospects for NZ’s solid timber industry. Mr Jack’s enthusiasm for CLT was echoed by speakers thoughout the conference – from sectors including architecture, construction, and academia. “CLT is a perfect match with the ideals of prefabrication” explains Robin Jack. “Worldwide, the benefits of offsite construction are becoming more and more obvious. Reduced site time, repeatable quality, less waste, – these are more than just buzz words in today’s commercial construction industry, and we know CLT is well placed to satisfy these requirements”. PrefabNZ is a self-sustaining non-profit society representing the interests of a wide range of materials and stakeholders in New Zealand’s design and construction sector: from clients through to designers, specifiers, manufacturers, contractors and government. Note: PrefabAus - an equivalent Australian body – has just been established. 

Biesse open day Biesse recently ran an open day at their South Auckland showroom demonstrating a large display of machinery ranging from their latest CNC routers to edgebanders through to marble and granite cutting machines. New Zealand manager Dylan Staples said it was an outstanding success with about 60 companies attending over the three days and several sales being completed at the show. “The mood was very positive through out the show with paticular interest in the Biesse Skill 1836 NBC cell showcasing our new automatic labelling system which promises to be a great addition to any nesting set up.”  new product finder tool launched The Laminex Group has launched a new product finder tool on their website. The Product Finder allows users to search through all 500+ of their decorative products in one place. The tool links to brand websites, availability guides and provides alternative, complimentary and matching decors as well as gallery images to give customers a real idea of the product in situ. Jared Dinneen Marketing Manager at The Laminex Group says: “We are simplifying our business and making interactions with us easier for our customers and suppliers. Having a website that is user-friendly is a key part of achieving this goal. With so many products across our ranges, we want to make it as easy as possible to find the right product.” 









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JOINERS MAGAZINE ONLINE ISSN 1173-6836 JOINERS Magazine is the official publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation, and the Laminate Fabricators Society. It is distributed to members of the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing industries and is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Advertising statements or editorial opinion are not necessarily those of the publisher, its staff, the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation Inc., the Laminate Fabricators Society, or their executives, unless expressly stated. All articles printed in JOINERS are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without the express consent of the Publisher or the authors therein. Advertisements and articles are accepted without liability as to the accuracy or otherwise of the factual matters represented.

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Kelvin Atkinson from Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors in Nelson was the lucky winner in our March issue free software draw from 3d Kitchens. Kelvin won the 3D-QT Pro Design software package along with training. There is another one up for grabs in this issue go to page 86 to see how.

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A meeting was held in Nelson in October 2012 to discuss the formation of a Nelson/Marlborough Master Joiners Association, to join the other nine successful branches of Master Joiners in New Zealand. The Federation President of Master Joiners, Rhys Powell, and the Executive Officer, Corinne Moore, attended the meeting to disseminate information on our organisation. All current Master Joiner Direct Members in the Nelson/ Marlborough region were invited to form an association. We also invited other joinery companies in the Nelson/Marlborough region to attend, to learn of the benefits of becoming a Master Joiner. Suppliers in the region were invited with the idea of becoming Associate members of this branch, to support and interact with Master Joiner members. Nelson/Marlborough Master Joiners held their next meeting in February 2013 and elected Alan Gibb from Waimea West Joinery in Nelson as president and Philip Thompson from The Laminex Group in Nelson as secretary. Further meetings have been held with beneficial discussions and interaction. The NZJMF Executive are delighted with the response and welcome our 10th branch association to the NZ Joinery Manufacturers’ Federation Inc. Nelson/Marlborough Master Joiners now number 12 Master Joiner members, with more companies interested in joining the association. Support and enthusiasm is there, from Local Associate and National associate members.

Monita joins customer services Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Customer Service team is excited to welcome Monita Dilsook on board as Customer Services Representative. Monita’s experience in Ingersoll Rand’s purchasing department together with her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Information Systems, will be a valuable contribution to the Customer Services department. 

The Nelson/Marlborough association are gearing up to assist with Master Joiners Conference to ensure a memorable and fun get-together for everyone in Nelson in June. NZJMF, Master Joiners, continues to grow in strength and numbers. The networking between members and suppliers is invaluable. Corinne Moore, Executive Officer, Master Joiners

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New look website up & running It took a wee while but we have finally got our new look website underway. It’s a bit more user friendly with a better looking online version of the magazine. Of interest is the new Trades Shows page that will keep you in touch with what’s happening in the international trade show scene as we develop it further. Talking of trade shows we have comment on the recently held Ligna and Interzum shows from Germany. Attendance, especially from outside Europe appears to be up on previous years. A good sign of interest in what’s happening from the rest of the world as we all gradually come out of recession. On a more traditional note we have coverage of the latest in benchtop product and related sink inserts. It remains a very competitive market with lots of different options for the end user available. Something we do every now and then is a look at the classic machinery like planers, moulders, thicknessers, 4 siders, etc. They may not look as flash as CNC but they are still very much an essential part of the modern joinery factory set up. Of course there is the Master Joiners Conference hot on the heels of the release of this issue in June. To be held in picturesque Nelson this should be a good one. The latest developments on the Standard 4211 scene will no doubt be to the fore at this conference. In my view the most significant development in the history of the New Zealand joinery industry: a real opportunity to regain market share for wooden doors and windows. Hopefully we will have some info for wider dissemination in our September issue. With membership of the Master Joiners having virtually doubled in the last couple of years hopefully we will see more of them at the Conference as well. We will be covering the Conference, the various Award winners and a special feature on the Supreme Award winner in our September issue. A special thanks should go to all the sponsors of the conference and the Master Joiner Awards for their ongoing support. None of all this happens without them. I’m looking forward to meeting up with Master Joiners and sponsors alike in what is my favourite Conference venue. Bob Nordgren

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Done & Dusted NZS:4211 UPDATE At the JMF NZ Ltd Directors meeting on the 12th February directors approved the printing of the Manual. This is the final stage of a 3 year project to have timber windows comply with NZS 4211. The manufacturing manuals have now been printed and Corinne our administrator is notifying all joiners that have participated in the scheme (and are Registered Master Joiners) that they can now place orders. JMF NZ Ltd has a website set up and details will soon be on this for architects to access, architects will have to register but there won’t be any cost involved. We are having Power Point presentations done, for associations and members to use for supplying information to architects and for local authorities and building inspectors. The latter is mainly for Ken Monk and Garry McNaughton to present, but will be available to all. The second stage of this project has been testing to E2 of the Building code. Two tests have been done to date for weatherboards on a cavity and direct fix, the next test for installation is now being done (flat sheet) and the final test, plaster will be done June/July. These are progressing OK and when complete we will then have access to drawings to assist with installation for most situations. This is something that architects have been wanting for some time and the details will eventually be on the website. The issue with alternative bi fold hardware is still ongoing as we have only been able to test one brand at this stage because of cost and more importantly time, it is looking more likely that each supplier will have to test their own products. One company has already confirmed that if this is the case, they are prepared to test. We will assist them with the test using existing panels to help keep costs down. Any testing will be done when we have completed the Installation tests. Garry McNaughton Manager, JMF New Zealand Limited 

PPG team members (back) Mark Pycroft, National Sales Manager and Grant Pederson, Technical Manager (front) Saroj Sharma, Technical Officer, Karen Constable, Product Development Manager, and Annabelle Eustaquio, Development Chemist.

PPG Industries Training transforms results After 63 staff from PPG Industries’ Auckland manufacturing plant were awarded level two certificates in competitive manufacturing late last year, the company is still measuring the benefits. The training was funded and overseen by Greg Stuart, National Training Advisor (Furniture), for the Forestry Education and Training Council (FITEC) in early 2012. PPG’s Lean Manager, William Bratton designed and drove the lean manufacturing training. He said the management statistics emerging since the training began in 2012 indicates that $0.6 million in efficiency savings has resulted in a nine month period. This year, a further 30 employees have been enrolled to complete a level Five (Diploma) Competitive Manufacturing programme. A further 15 employees will undertake the level Three (Technician) programme and as part of the lean strategy for the supply chain, two groups of PPG distributors will complete level Two qualifications. PPG’s Auckland Production Manager, Andy Cardwell, said there was a lot of apprehension at first among staff but there has been a big swing in the way people think and now everyone is fully engaged because they have seen the benefits. He said individuals had embraced a new sense of ownership of the plant because they understand the challenges of the company and how it translates right down to their jobs. Linked to PPG’s lean manufacturing culture is a bonus system for all employees. Regular productivity information is placed in the lunchroom to show how the plant is tracking. 

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The Laminex Group

update Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing


o, this is not my way of getting a cheap sheep joke into my column – rather I’d like to address the issue around product quality and the damage that cheap imitations from abroad can do to the New Zealand market. At The Laminex Group, we pride ourselves on providing the best products, prices, services and merchandising all backed by robust guarantees. Products by Kiwis for Kiwis. But we are very aware that there are other players entering the market who are offering a good price with the aim of making a quick buck and while that might seem attractive to some there are some major pitfalls to be wary of. The strong NZ dollar means our market is looking pretty attractive to foreign exporters and domestic importers right now and we’ve seen a few new players from Asia and Europe enter the market recently. But ask yourself; why are they here now – where were they five years ago? The fact is these players are facing disappointing domestic market conditions; their manufacturing facilities are operating well under capacity so they need to look further afield to keep afloat. That’s all well and good but what about when the market changes - perhaps their domestic market is improving or they are recognising new opportunities in other markets? Why would they continue to invest in exporting to the other side of the world when they’re experiencing more favourable conditions elsewhere? It will be a case of increasing their prices and their lead times, cutting back on their product range or giving up completely to retreat to their domestic markets once again. And where does that leave you if your customer’s kitchen benchtop develops a crack or your large commercial development needs a few replacement wall panels and they can no longer get their hands on the product? It basically means you are stuffed.

Quality is another issue; I know that some products from overseas often fall well below the standards we at The Laminex Group think of as the norm. Take Asia for example – things have been good for them but that’s changing; labour and energy costs are rising so the only way to maintain prices is by re-engineering the product to compensate. Their products may look very convincing at first glance but dig a little deeper and you could find a vastly inferior product. It’s a bit like the fake Apple store in Kunming in China – apparently it’s so convincing that even some of the staff don’t know its fake! But what happens when the products pack up and the customers realise they have no warranty and nobody to complain to? When things go wrong they may not feel they have had such a good deal after all. So price is only ever a short term fix; for the long term look for companies that are committed to the market and have a strong history of delivering high quality warranty-backed products with consistent pricing and a good reputation. The Laminex Group has been providing premium products (90% of which are currently NZ made) since the 1940s and we are proud to be part of the mighty Fletcher Building. But as our customers already know, offering good value for money isn’t just about products, it’s about service, expertise and flexibility too. With The Laminex Group, and other well-established Kiwi businesses, you don’t need to worry; we are here to stay, offering consistency and reliability to the market. As Coca Cola might say – “we’re the real thing”. So, back to the sheep joke: There were these two sheep, and one of them walked into a baa … Melle de Pater General Manager The Laminex Group

AWISA 2014 on track in Brisbane The next AWISA exhibition is 14 months away, but the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association reports that space sales are proceeding well with over 60% of the space already booked. “Many trade shows around Australia would be happy to be booked as well as this 4 months out, let alone 14 months out,” said AWISA general manager, Geoff Holland. “In the early part of our sales process we obviously concentrate on getting the big exhibitors involved. It is great to be able to report that the 12 biggest exhibitors from AWISA 2012 have all re-booked to be at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in August 2014. It takes 3 or 4 months to get each of these to choose their locations. So it won’t be until probably September of this year that we will be able to get others in the industry to book and choose their stands.” The move to Brisbane, brought about by the re-development of the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, will make AWISA 2014 a different event. For example, AWISA is talking to Queensland travel authorities and jointly will promote holiday packages so that those travelling from the August cold of many other parts of Australia (and New Zealand) will be encouraged to add a mid-winter break to their AWISA visit. AWISA 2014 will take place from 6-9 August 2014 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. One of the reasons that AWISA has chosen this venue is because there are similarities to the Sydney facilities. It is close to the airport, and is serviced by a good range of hotels. The venue is part of the South Bank riverside precinct and there are about 30 cafes, restaurants and bars within a few minutes walk of the venue. Plus Brisbane’s CBD is just across the river from the South Bank precinct. Any company wishing to enquire about exhibiting at AWISA 2014 is welcome to contact AWISA’s general manager, Geoff Holland, on +612 9918 3661 or email info@ 

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SCM The latest advances in manufacturing – on your doorstep Straight from the Ligna exhibition to you. With all the new advances in manufacturing just being released in Europe, Gabbett machinery are giving you the opportunity to see what’s new – right here in New Zealand.

F&J experience for Samet Gavin Harris has returned to the furniture & joinery sector with his appointed to the National Business Development Managers role for Samet NZ. Samet NZ are benefiting from Gavin’s sales and business development experience which includes two tenures with the countries largest distributor of panel & hardware (The Laminex Group). During these 10+ years Gavin has represented some of the leading hardware brands from around the world, to some of our countries largest, and smallest manufacturers. Gavin’s role was directly involved with the launching of the Samet product range into the NZ market in late 2011. Gavin says that while Samet is a relative new entrant to the Australasian market it is a seriously successful global company, being the leading supplier in its home country of Turkey and many other European and Asian countries and is gaining momentum in key markets such as Germany, UK America and New Zealand. Gavin comes with 26 years’ experience in the F&J and residential construction industries, starting out his career by achieving Advanced Trade Certificate in Cabinetmaking & Machining, his experience includes running his own small kitchen business, building high quality replica homes and working on interior cabinetry in some of the highest quality yachts built in this country. Gavin then decided to hang up the tool belt and has been carving a place as a hardware guru since 1998. If you need to talk hardware give Gavin a call, he will be able to help you. 

Dates are yet to be finalised however, August/ September will see Gabbett Machinery receive the new range of machines – and host you for a special viewing. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about all the updates you see in this editions Ligna reviews. Highlights include: • Nesting cells with loading and unloading & automated labelling systems • The new series Pratix S – the best value nesting machine available in NZ • The new SCM edgbander range, giving you automatic setup, premilling and a host of other options. • The Cyflex boring and routing centre – a CNC machine in next to no space. • Auto setup spindle moulders, thicknessers and surfacers. Craftsmen machines with CNC technology. • Automatic window and door manufacturing Centres, including sizing, profiling, mortising and tenoning. See first hand the SCM groups passion for woodworking technology. If you’re interested in our preshow specials available on our existing stock range, contact us on (09) 828 4530 

ForestWood 2014 19 March 2014 - Wellington F o r e s t Wo o d 2 0 1 4 i s a p a n - i n d u s t r y conference being jointly hosted by Forest Owners Association (FOA), Wood Processors Association (WPA), Pine Manufacturers Association (PMA), Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) and is supported by Woodco, NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) and Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association (FTMA).

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Mirotone Beautiful Coatings The use of wood in residential homes and commercial projects continues to have appeal for home owners and designers. The range of wood types and choice of veneers allows a vast array of both decorative and structural options, with coatings the final icing on the cake also offering many options. Mirotone has focused on the finishing of interior wood surfaces and offers many choices of coatings to fulfill the key aspects of durability; ease of application; aesthetic appeal. For high UV environments the MIROTHANE Sunshield clear polyurethane is now providing a premium finish for many projects, where it is used to minimize the discoloration of wood through UV exposure, and offers a highly durable; easy care finish for residential and commercial work. There is consumer demand in some sectors where the customer wants a finish “as natural as possible”, and so where ever possible water based products are used - both to minimise/eliminate odours, and to provide a clear finish without detracting from the colour of the wood substrate. Traditionally wood furniture has been coated with clear lacquers or polyurethanes, but now with newer water based coatings these offer a very nice alternative with minimal VOC emissions. The coating provides protection and durability to the surface without changing, to any great degree, the natural colour of the wood. MIROTEC WB 8060 is such a coating. Quick drying, easy application, minimal yellowing, but with a tough resilient film to protect high quality furniture. For wooden floors, the AQUAPRO Advance 2K is gaining wide acceptance because of its outstanding abrasion resistance, coupled with its non yellowing characteristic. This water based floor finish has very low VOC offering benefits to the consumer which include less time to complete the project because of faster drying; and lower odour meaning a more pleasant environment for both applicator and customer. Also within the water based category the MIROSTAIN WB wood stain range of 11 basic colours enables an extensive colour palette to be on created on floors by careful applicators. Again, the beauty of the wood is enhanced by these products. The technology of water based coatings is improving year by year and will steadily gain ground on solvent based products as consumers adopt the “cleaner greener” concepts. 

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Another one bites the dust ...


new Egmont Dust Extraction system was recently installed for Mackay Kitchens & Stairs in Christchurch. Mackay Kitchens were forced into moving building after substantial earthquake damage was discovered in their previous premises. The new building was much larger and that combined with the purchase of two new machines meant a whole new dust extraction system was needed. Egmont Aircompleted a free on-site evaluation to determine their exact requirements and provide a solution that would provide optimum suction for the CNC and other machinery. Another design consideration for Mackay’s was the need for a compact unit and a user-friendly method of collecting and discharging the dust. The solution: a rotary-valve discharge into a typical waste-bin that can be quickly removed and emptied. The dust is contained from the machinery to the bin and this has created a clean dust-free workshop for Mackay Kitchens. Timing of this project was critical. The original dust extraction system had to be removed from the existing building at short notice and the new system set-up in the new factory with minimum

disruption to production and in conjunction with machinery installers, compressed-air and other services. Chris Moore from Mackay Kitchens quotes “… Egmont Air had men on the ground ready to assist with the move, and eventually fitted a complete new set-up for the upgraded plant. They were efficient and easy to deal with.” Egmont Air provides a free on-site evaluation service of your particular application. A preliminary scope is defined, documenting layout of machinery, known and problematic areas, issues, and future plans. The on-site evaluation covers 11 critical points including airflow and pressure testing where relevant. Egmont Air provide the complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects. A large range of products and solutions are available for the one-man joinery shops to large timber processors and sawmills anywhere in New Zealand. Egmont Air dust extraction systems are the favourite solution for wood-working factories such as timber processors, boat builders, solid-timber and MDF manufacturers, which require a ‘great value’ system that offers suction performance and energy savings.

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Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-the-shelf. For a FREE on-site evaluation for your requirements contact them today on 0800 781 200. 

Danish design in furniture Award winning furniture designer Simon Legald was recently in Auckland as a guest of local company Denmark Design who stock a range of furniture from Danish furniture manufacturer Normann. JOINERS Magazine took the opportunity to ask him a couple of questions. to develop as a designer, and for me it's all about learning, each time you design something you get more and more knowledge which can be used in future projects, and the good thing is you never stop learning. What was the recent Award you won?

Simon Legald

How long have you been a furniture designer and how long have you worked for Normann? I started at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design in 2006 and graduated with a master degree this summer 2012, I started working with Normann a year before that. What inspired you to become a furniture designer? I always thought that I was going to work in the advertising business, but when I was about 14 years old, I analyzed an advertisement for a design chair and that was my first meeting with the term "design". After high school I studied at "Krabbesholm Højskole", where I took a semester in art, and afterwards product design. This was where I realized that furniture/ objects are something that I want to spend my time creating. What role do you have at Normann and what is it about your current employer that made you work for them? Normann is for me a fresh view on design, it is syill a young company, a little over 10 years old, so a lot of things are happening within the company which you also see in all their new products. So there is plenty of space for me

I won an award for "Best Upcoming Designer" by the Danish interior magazine "Bolig Magasinet". If you were to pick three current design trends in the furniture sector, what would they be? - back to simplicity - natural materials - combination of materials What role do you see the ‘green’ or ‘eco’ influence playing in future furniture design? I think it will slowly play a bigger and bigger role, but it's going to take time. You see a lot of "focused eco" design on the market, but it tends to be driven only by the eco aspect, which makes it hard to produce and expensive. I think in time more and more factories will start using more eco friendly materials, and think more about the pollution caused by manufacture of the products as we as consumers demand more. Then you will get to a level where it becomes attractive for companies to produce more eco friendly products - its all about supply and the demand. The Scandanavian influence on furniture design, if there is one, how would you describe it? Simplicity, minimalism and functionality. 

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Surfaces, sinks & taps Formica . Caesarstone . Corian The Laminex Group on current trends Less uniform patterns are becoming desirable and there’s a real excitement around a more natural organic surfaces with a less consistent pattern. Engineered stone for example, has been lauded for its consistency but now new developments have seen ranges that incorporate a lot more movement. For example Wild Rice, Shitake and Cocoa Fudge in the Caesarstone® Classico™ Collection all evoke the feeling of movement in the surface.

Similarly the new Corian® Organics Collection reflect the earth’s natural elements such as subtle veining, warm hues and fluid patterns. Popular colours from this range include Witch Hazel, Citrus White and Lava Rock. The marble look is making a come back in full force too and Formica® 180fx™ is proving popular in the residential market bringing a luxurious feel to kitchens and bathrooms.




Natural Lava

With colours that reflect the earth’s natural elements, from subtle veining of earth to warm hues and fluid patterns, Corian offers an elegant choice.



Laminate Granite • Marble Caesarstone • Silestone Corian • Hi Macs 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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Creme Brule

The Caesarstone Classico™ collection combines style and functionality with colours and designs ideal for numerous applications in both residential and commercial interiors such as kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, bathroom wall linings, custom made furniture and more.

Formica® 180fx™

Carerra Marble

Black Fossilstone

Formica® 180fx™ offers inspiration on a grand scale. Achieving an unprecedented large scale design, this sophisticated laminate replicates the beauty and magnitude of natural stone by using innovative printing technology that captures every little nuance and detail. Offering an unmatched realism, its striking colour variations and intricate veining deliver a unique, luxurious look that’s perfect for residential and commercial benchtops, countertops, and vertical applications. The range extends to 6 carefully selected dramatic stone patterns, 5 offered in GlossPlus® and 4 in a matt finish. Matching acrylic edging completes the masterpiece, allowing for a seamless stone slab look. And its outstanding durability is guaranteed by a 7 year warranty. 

Ceto450R bowl from Totara Marketing The CETO ranges have been developed to provide practical, affordable and simple designed solutions for your kitchen and laundry. For more information and to view the range visit or phone 09 274 4393

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the Burns & Ferrall designer collection After 65 years supplying stainless steel sinks to the New Zealand market, Burns & Ferrall continue to be market leaders. They achieve this by playing close attention to where the current trends are heading both locally and overseas in the design meccas of Europe and as a result are constantly reviewing and refining their product offering. Their latest offering is the desirable yet affordable Designer Collection which incorporates three new sink ranges and the stunning Panama range. All products in this range have a minimum of 25mm corner radius which gives it the designer name. There is a wide range of bowl sizes available for everyone’s budget. Designer R25 range The ultra-modern R25 undermount range offers minimal-radius bowls in 5 different bowl configurations. These sinks will enhance your kitchen space and integrate with other modern stainless steel appliances. These sinks are complimented by a range of tailored, functional, and attractive accessories, including: bamboo cutting board, dish drainer / basket, and a removable drainer tray. All of the accessory pieces incorporate the R25 radii theme.

Designer R15 range The R15 collection features deep, tight radius (R15mm) bowls. With our state-of-the art deep-drawing capability, we are able to produce sink bowls with tight geometry normally associated with a handfabricated sink, but the cost advantages of a pressed bowl product. The R15 Collection is complimented by: tempered glass covers that enable you to reclaim your bench top space; various cutting board and colander options; and the recently released Concertina foldable grid. The R15 sinks can be either top mounted, under mount or flush mount.


Designer R06 range The R6 collection is a geometric marvel especially suited to under mount, flush mounting or top mount installations with solid surface bench-tops. With numerous single and double bowl configurations, and generous bowl depths the R6 products will be the highlight of your kitchen. The R6 sinks have a neat R6 bottom radius to assist with draining and to make cleaning easier, combined with a perfect square 0mm radius right angle on the side corners creating the minimalistic look. All products are supplied with professional installation kits, and are packaged in tailored moulded styrene shells to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.


Designer Panama range The Panama "food preparation centre" is the pinnacle of modern kitchen design. It looks great and is supremely functional with numerous configuration options from the eight modules, including: cutting board set (3 boards), full stainless steel knife set (6), oil/wine bottle holders, food prep containers (set of 3), colander/ice bucket, and soap/lotion dispenser modules. The Panama products are available in 3 lengths: 670mm (fitting 2 modules), 985mm (fitting 3 modules), or 1300mm (fitting 4 modules) and are ideal in combination with one of our Designer sinks.

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Bamboo W

hen fastidious home owners decided to renovate this kitchen in their 90 year old family home they decided that they didn’t just want any kitchen design, it had to reflect the beauty and dÊcor of their home. Given the age of the home the owners chose products to be as traditional as possible in their design scope, although for all that mod cons are neatly hidden away as well. During the period in which the home was built benchtops were not made from stone or laminates, so wood was the natural choice. In keeping with this theme the owners decided they wanted a timber that was not just beautiful but one that would stand the test of time ... and grand children. Because Enspire solid panels have distinctive qualities and edge features which add character to the bench tops it was an easy choice for the home owner. And, as bamboo is one of the worlds most sustainable building products the choice to use Enspire solid panels was even more satisfying. Strong, straight, hard wearing and beautiful, Enspire bamboo panels are a very practical choice for any kitchen, regardless of age.

Enspire Bamboo solid panels with which the benches were constructed are distributed by Gibson Veneer and Plywood in Auckland. Call a member of the team on 09 838 3000 or email for a sample to

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Granite Grohe Tapware by Häfele Kitchen mixers are touched approximately 96 times per day with a four-person household. Fingertip adjustment of volume and temperature is essential in such a busy situation. Make a statement in the kitchen with the Grohe range of tapware – available in 11 attractive designs exclusive to Häfele - and all in the signature StarLigh® chrome finish.

Häfele Blanco Silgranit™ PuraDur™ II sink inserts


he new outstanding material properties together with the advanced surface technology of SILGRANIT ™ PuraDur ™ II provides a coloured sink which is exceptionally easy to care for. The outstanding properties of SILGRANIT™ PuraDur™ II pass not only the test of daily wear and tear, but also the strict quality controls of the LGA Nuremberg, an independent, internationally recognised institute. Available in anthracite, alu-metallic and white finishes, the colours match any kitchen ambience. These neutral tones harmonise perfectly with any matching shades, emphasise contrasts and special features. The colour always co-ordinates perfectly with the wide variety of BLANCO taps.

The range and designs prove that BLANCO SILGRANIT ™ PuraDur ™ II provides the perfect sink for all requirements. Resistant to: Dirt deposits, stains, metal abrasion Scratch resistant Heat resistant up to 280°C Resistant to impact 100% food safe, acid resistant, non-fading The smooth satin stone-like surface feels and looks like an organic material. What is the SILGRANIT™ PuraDur™ II made of? SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II consists of 80% natural granite. The granite is combined with an acrylic matrix, ceramic and colour pigments to give it unbeatable characteristics. How sensitive is SILGRANIT™ PuraDur™ II to scratches and chipping? SILGRANIT™ PuraDur™ II is as hard as stone, which makes it resistant to scratching and cutting. The normal impacts and blows such as those caused by pots and pans and falling objects will not cause it to crack or chip.

Practicality, flexibility and reliable functionality are signature features of the Grohe range. Made for professional applications, this tapware appeals to culinary experts who push their kitchens to the limits. Therefore all Grohe tapware has passed stringent performance testing, setting benchmark standards that define industry quality. Settle for nothing but the best. 

How do I clean the surface? SILGRANIT ™ PuraDur ™ II is very easy to clean. Stains and traces of use are easy to remove with a scouring sponge and a littlewater. For more stubborn marks, we recommend the use of a standard commercial cleaning product or BLANCOACTIV. ™

Do sinks made of SILGRANIT PuraDur II discolour over time? No. The material is cast in a single pouring, and so is coloured through completely. Normal household use does not cause any discernible changes in colour. The colour also remains true in direct sunlight. Is SILGRANIT™ PuraDur™ II patented and certified? Yes, BLANCO holds seven exclusive patents for SILGRANIT® PuraDur® II, which makes this material the only one of its kind in the world. Further confirmation of its excellent properties comes in the form of 3 neutral quality certificates from the LGA Nüremberg. For more go to 

Villeroy and Boch Ceramic plus sinks by Häfele A ceramic sink? An option for everyone who knows how diverse, robust, easy to care for and hygienic ceramic is. Häele offers the perfect range of solutions for those who are familiar with the stylish designs that can be achieved with colour. The classical Omnia butler sink is a timelessly attractive piece for any kitchen. Aesthetic and functional, Omnia is a collection that unites a wealth of individual elements for optimum flexibility. 

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durable options for busy areas Bless us NZers. In an isolated nation with the population of a large international city we expect a world of choice and endless customisation to suit our individual tastes. At Mercer we accept the challenge and embrace the opportunity of delivering variety and style. Mercer draws on the best of local capabilities and enhances that core business with global brands to offer our customers leading design, quality products and profitable outcomes. Formed in 1884 in Christchurch by James Mercer. Mercer is a stalwart of the NZ manufacturing community. And the only sinkware press plant operating in New Zealand. Mercer is an innovative company that is responding to the needs of our customers and their clients with actions positioned to bring the value back for both. Mercer Sinkware Flexibility of range, variety of design and availability are critical to create value for Mercer Sinkware customers. Local manufacture enables Mercer to provide products suitable for both residential and commercial uses. • Many products are available in both 304 & 316 grade Stainless Steel • 90mm & 40mm waste sizes on many lines. • Available with and without overflows • Top mounted polished flange Sinkware and specific undermounted products • Specialist annealed weld-in Sinkware for Stainless Steel benching From kitchen or laundry to the surgery, factory or shearing shed Mercer have it all covered. Check out for an up to date codes and price list Login: trade Password: trade Customised Sinkware enables designers and their clients to create a genuinely personalised appliance for the busiest work station in the home. With a planning tool online and expert craftsmen, ready in Christchurch, Mercer can provide a genuinely custom product for your clients. In a global market consumers are looking for a local they can trust. Its true of your business and true of Mercer too.

have an availability commitment to you and your clients. 1. Mercer has the inventory 2. If we don’t have the inventory we will fly that product here at our freight cost. 3. Mercer has the inventory

Reginox Sinkware European styling, quality and aspirational branding describe Reginox. Reginox has effortless and understated class. In the 2013 Reginox release you will find some treasures. • Ohio & Texas tight radius products in the stunning EuroFinish • New Nevada series • Square waste adaptor for insinkerator • Centurio range with contemporary styling & laser edge • Eclipse basket waste cover Reginox has also been presented with prestigious Red Dot Design awards in 2013 for their outstanding work. Reginox delivers profitability for you through its ability to deliver a premium price. This is more than sinkware it is a daily satisfying feeling of indulgence. Wilsonart A leader in laminate technology and design. Wilsonart is the right partner for NZ fabricators because of their deep undersanding of consumer needs and the resources to deliver world leading and profitable laminate. Most of the NZ Wilsonart range is in XL sheet size of 3660 x 1530 creating greater utilization from raw materials and factory time. Mercer analysis shows this size as often the best value laminate on the market in a full

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cost analysis of a benchtop. 144 of the 165 products on the Wilsonart residential board are 3660 x 1530. Check behind the chip on the display board for sheet sizing. L=3650 x 1320, XL=3660 x 1530 AEON by Wilsonart is built into HD, Pure Gloss & Semi Gloss products to provide superior scratch and wear resistance*. AEON is safer for material handling in the factory and provides consumers with a reassurance for their bench surface. HD from Wilsonart is a genuine game changer for the laminate benchtop industry. Firstly it has great consumer appeal with layers of shine & texture. Its incredibly hard wearing both for materials handling and for in home use. The texture and shine is very forgiving of any potential telegraphing issues. And when selling your customers a tight rolled ModernEdge, HD is a great option. Talk to your Mercer account manager about material assistance with trials. Mercer is happy to participate within an overall package to your clients. When undermounting sinkware to laminate, HD will provide maximum resistance on a very high wear edge. And minimise telegraphing. With 165 choices on the Wilsonart residential board Mercer can deliver the personal style that your clients are looking for. Mercer also

Mercer offers a 10 year stay installed warranty for selected Reginox & Sinkware mounted to a collar by approved fabricators. With the ever present demand to undermount sinkware to laminate benches this provides a safe and profitable way to safe guard your clients. Mercer, Reginox & Wilsonart are leaders in the durable surfaces of the busiest workstation of the home. Mercer Interiors has amassed a programme to help NZers achieve there customised and personalised needs. To support the industry to profitably meet there customers’ needs. Mercer also offers a comprehensive range of commercial Stainless Steel products. If you deal with us today challenge us to help grow your business. If you don’t, call us NOW. 0800 2 637 237 * Versus standard Wilsonart laminates without AEON

Reginox received a prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2013.

For all of 2013 Mercers committment to availability is clear. Wilsonart will have your choice available or Mercer will fly that product here for you freight free. T&C’s apply see for details.

Mercer offers a 10 year warranty on selected Reginox & sinkware where installed by approved fabricators.

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trends for timber veneers Laminex’s range challenges the traditional timber look


he renaissance of timber in interior design is well and truly here. The revolution is seeing timber becoming the material of choice to add flair, style and sophistication to any interior. Driving this radical new direction is the latest range of Laminex® Designed Timber Veneers. This latest innovation from Laminex pushes and explores the decorative nature of timber veneers, empowering designers, specifiers and homeowners to look beyond the traditional use for timber veneers and embrace their design potential. Rich in character and visual appeal, Laminex has developed the Designed Timber Veneer (DTV) range, bursting with colours and designs to inspire individuality. For awe-inspiring interiors, the DTV Range is designed to provide a consistent, seamless look for beautifully coordinated and styled interiors. Twelve decors in this range redefine the line between warm and cool hues, from the pale Chalked Oak and Blackbean Wave, to a selection of dusky decors like Wild Pecan, and Chalked Slate. The Laminex Group’s Marketing Manager, Jared Dinneen, said the new range bids farewell to the traditional veneer look and provides a sophisticated and stylish alternative to solid wood. “The new range is the most directional range of timber veneers, spanning a good spectrum of tones, grain patterns and finishes that will have homeowners and designers using them in ways never imagined.” “Whether it’s a hotel reception, bookshelf, retail fit out, coffee table or feature wall, Laminex Designed Timber Veneers will set the stage for looks that are dramatic, modern and stylish,” he said. Available from July, the Laminex Designed Timber Veneer range can be used across a range of horizontal and vertical applications. All ranges come backed with warranties to ensure timeless looks will be the desire of others for years to come. To find out more about Laminex Designed Timber Veneers, download a brochure, or visit www. 

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stainless steel The Steelfort Stainless Steel Bench The General Fabrication department within Steelfort Engineering Company’s Fabrication Division employs a diverse range of skills.


The design expertise takes the client’s or architect’s concept through the CAD computer aided drafting phase to the ‘lay flat’ drawings for estimation. Once the client and end customer have ‘signed off’ on the drawings and price, the order is processed and the project is sent to the CNC department for final programming. From here the Computer Numeric Controlled guillotines, laser profile cutter, multi head “Turret” presses and various press brake folding machines work their magic. They are programmed to cut, profile, form and fold the basic components. It is now that our skilled trades staff join the process and components are welded and the surfaces polished to give the product its true shape.

Laser profile cutting

Press brake folding

The ‘under side’ now receives the attention of our joiners. They fabricate the timber chassis of the bench by using a combination of plywood, multi layer MDF and extremely strong adhesives. In this penultimate phase, pressure is strategically placed on the surfaces to remove any trapped air to ensure a complete union of metal bench surface and timber under base. The final phase is the Quality Control checks. Each product is measured and compared to the client’s documentation and visually scrutinised for any blemishes or imperfections. Once the product has been cleared by ‘QA’, it is wrapped in bubble wrap and if required crated for dispatch. The Fabrication Division offers its sophisticated machinery and experienced manpower to produce ‘one-off’ and ‘production run’ components in most materials. Whether it is a facade for architectural effect, a component for an OEM or a domestic fixture ... “if you can sketch it we will build it”. Steelfort is proud to have the facilities, equipment and skilled staff to CNC cut, punch and fold precisely and repeatedly.

Turret press

Laser Profile Cutting. From very thin through to 10mm thick, the Laser will cut detailed designs out of almost any metal. Press Brake Folding. Steelfort has four press brakes. The maximum throat depth is 270mm on a blade length of 4250mm. As the back stops can move in two horizontal directions simultaneously, it can fold angles from 36 to 179 with up to 18 sequential steps.

Every Steelfort stainless steel kitchen bench is produced to meet individual requirements and design specifications. With a wide range of finishes available Steelfort will help make the most complex kitchen dream a reality.

Turret Press. Steelfort has two: 1 @ 15 ton and the other @ 20 ton. They will punch round or square holes, louvres or cowls. Robotic Welder. The robotic welder is used for consistent high quality and volume production runs. Steelfort Engineering Company

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interzum 2013

the world of flaps

new free flap fittings from Häfele

Hafele thinks ahead



nterzum 2013 was of special significance for Häfele as it celebrated its 90th year in business and its first year as a billion dollar company with the introduction of a new booth concept, as well as a vast array of new products and innovative services under the banner “Thinking Ahead”. It has long been a Häfele tradition to look beyond fittings and to focus on ideas and the final furnishings end-user benefits. The interzum exhibit highlighted this philosophy with the help of a presentation spanning 3 stages. It explored the entire range from hardware technology and engineering services by Häfele, to real life application ideas and even a functionality living room. ‘Thinking Ahead’ also included the careful recognition and observation of trends as well as the continually changing societal demands for more comfortable furniture with a higher degree of functionality. Focus was on innovations for flap doors, sliding and lighting. The new hinge-less flap fittings Free Flap of the Lift+Turn assortment are as important as light in furniture and furnishings from the Loox range and Slido sliding door innovations both highlights of the booth. 

The Loox range of LED lighting from Hafele.

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here's no halting the triumphant march of the furniture flap in wall units. These flaps, which swivel elegantly upwards, fold or open parallel to the cabinet are simply too stylish and practical. They open up access to the entire cabinet interior, and there is no interfering hinged door jutting out into the room. The way in which innovative flap fitting technology engineered by Häfele will increase convenience and functionality in furniture manufacturing in the future was demonstrated by Häfele with its new “Free” flap fitting family at interzum in Cologne. Free is a newly developed and independent range of fittings that is designed as a modular system, making them extremely flexible. It covers all of the most popular opening movements with Free flap, Free fold, Free lift and Free swing. All of the flaps are smooth in opening and suitable for most popular front panel materials and flap sizes. The Free flap range offers efficient installation - thanks to clip-on fronts and other quick fixing systems. The compatibility of many of the components also makes them extremely economical. Adjusting eccentrics make it possible for the front panels to be aligned in an optimum way and provide a homogeneous gap pattern. All Free fittings have an integrated soft closing system for easy and gently closing. However, the trick here is that the soft closing system operates in both the opening and the closing direction. This makes operation of the flaps extremely easy and convenient, independently of the movement that is being made. Free fold double flap lift up fitting Free fold makes it easy to create smoothrunning double flap lift up solutions, and is designed for 450 to 1040 mm high wall units. The minimal opening resistance provides ease of opening, even with extremely heavy flaps. Optimum operating convenience is provided by the multi-position stop function. This can be used to set the Free fold exactly to the individual flap weight so that the front

panel can be held in any position. The centre hinge has an integrated finger protection and adjusting facilities for exact alignment of the lower flap. Free Fold can be used in practically any common wall unit. Free swing and Free swing E swing-up fitting Free swing is the ideal choice if the furniture flap is to be swivelled away upwards over the cabinet. It is suitable for 350 to 800 mm high wall units. This high-quality fitting is also characterised by the minimal opening resistance and the multi-position stop. Both the front panel and the cross bar can be installed without tools. Free lift parallel lift-up front fitting The new Häfele Free lift parallel lift-up front fitting moves single-piece front panels upwards in front of the cabinet in a parallel position. It has been developed for 350 to 580 mm high wall units in kitchen, bathroom and living room furniture, and has the same functions as the other members of the flap fittings family. With the Free flap fittings, Häfele has designed a system that is suitable for all common flap sizes and materials, covering all opening movements, with ease of installation. 


Slide it. Love it. Sliding door systems from Hettich


hat do consumers think of sliding doors and what demands do they place on them? These are the questions at the focus of Hettich's market-research study. It clearly reveals that consumers' wishes and needs are the driving force behind the trend towards sliding doors in furniture design. Compared directly with other movements, they score in terms of ergonomics, functionality and design. Ergonomics – benefits of sliding doors It's in everyday use that sliding doors show the strengths where the majority of consumers give sliding door the upper hand in the ergonomics and convenience stakes. And for good reasons: open sliding doors don't get in the way where space can be at a premium, such as in bedrooms and offices. Doors left open on wall units in kitchens and bathrooms are not likely to leave you injured. Design – creativity with sliding doors Sliding doors are ideal for carrying modern spacious interior design through into furniture because large-surface doors provide the key to creating spaces while reducing necessary gaps to a minimum. The new InLine range for flush fitting unit fronts meets the most exacting demands on practical functionality and aesthetic appeal. It's the first sliding door system that manages without handles. Doors open in response to a light pull on the door's outermost edge. InLine XL for doors weighing up to 60 kg and InLine S for doors weighing up to 20 kg are ideal for a wide range of applications, not only in wardrobes but also in pantry units for high-end kitchens or mirrored cabinets in the bathroom. Infinitely variable soft-closing force, the option of flush opening doors as well as various adjustment options for perfect gap alignment are just some of the product qualities that make InLine systems a premium product.

Introducing SlideLine M, Hettich now offers a new single-track sliding door system for ringing the changes between open and closed sections in furniture. The system functions as a practical design element in living-room units, shelf systems, kitchen wall cabinets and bathroom furniture. In virtual silence, SlideLine M lets closefitting sliding door fronts weighing up to 30 kg glide back and forth with effortless ease on furniture of any type. Once furniture is in place, the system can be mounted by just one person on all top panels in standard gauges of 16, 18, 22 and 25 mm. Just one profile can be used for running two doors in front of shelf rows fitted one above the other. Optional soft-closing Silent System is integrated to leave it hidden out of view and the activation point can be positioned as chosen. The top-running SysLine S sliding door fitting for inset doors impresses with its smoothly floating action and ease of movement. Particularly quiet, smooth running performance helps to cut noise levels in the office. This can be optimised further with the Silent System for soft, automatic closure. As the mechanism is fully integrated in the runner profile, absolutely no storage space is lost. There are no profiles in the bottom panel either. This helps to provide a neat look and easy access to cabinet contents. Functionality – what sliding doors need Hettich's study makes a clear statement: When it comes to cabinet doors, it's the practical aspects users attach importance to, particularly to ease of opening and closing. The benefit of linear movement provided with sliding doors should be combined with low forces needed to open them. Consumers also appreciate the convenience of soft and silent closing action. 

reflect your design flair ULTRAGlaze® offers a high quality glass like finish ideal for use in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, retail and commercial fitouts as well as a wide range of decorative applications. ULTRAGlaze ® comes in 5 metallic and seven solid colours providing that WOW factor with a premium quality finish for a similar cost to a lacquered gloss or gloss thermo wrap kitchen.

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Blum on Interzum Blum NZ Manager Mike Hawkins reports on his company’s presence at interzum


e have been very happy with the show; with a very good turnout, the visitor numbers have been higher and more international than we anticipated. For New Zealand, we saw a number of visitors; some coming specifically for Interzum, and others combining their visit with Ligna.

antaro drawer and the TANDEMBOX intivo drawer released in New Zealand in 2010. The common use of the drawer sides mean the manufacturer has the ability to combine both drawer programs in one kitchen if they desire and they will not need to stock two different types of drawer sides.

From a global point of view the market is still difficult, but we are pleased overall and expect to again show growth in the 2012-2013 financial year. While the European market and economy remains reasonably buoyant, there is the feeling it is balanced right now at a point where it could tip at any time back into recession, or into a phase of strong growth.

From a Blum New Zealand perspective: I was very pleased with the new products which continue to be developed and released by Blum. Our strategy of continued innovation even in these tough economic conditions will see a steady release of exciting new products each year into our market.

Tandembox antaro

Highlights of the show included: Of particular interest for the New Zealand market was Blum’s new award winning TANDEMBOX antaro drawer system, which we will be releasing in New Zealand in August. It won the “2013 Interzum interior innovation award”

Tandembox antaro, the minimalist pull-out system with a rectangular gallery or also available as an enclosed drawer with gallery and design elements of various materials such as glass, metal, wood, etc.

This drawer system is based on the well known and proven TANDEMBOX plus drawer, which has been on the market in New Zealand now for 14 years. The new TANDEMBOX antaro drawer from a manufacturing point of view; is identical to the current TANDEMBOX drawer, with no changes required for the manufacturer. All drilling and cutting dimensions remain the same.

Legrabox, Blum’s new box system with slim and straight side walls, had two models on show, both with the matching Ambia-Line inner dividing system. The first is Legrabox pure with matte, metallic side walls and the second Legrabox free with large design elements of, for example, glass. Legrabox’s runner system boasts a synchronised feather-light glide, low sag values, and lots more.

However from a design perspective the antaro drawer is completely new. Its characterised by a rectangular gallery and colour coordinated components. These new colour coordinated components and clean lines meet the latest developments in kitchen design, and link beautifully with the modern minimalist look. An additional benefit to the manufacturer is the synergy between the new TANDEMBOX

First presented in 2011, Blum’s Movento runner system for wooden furniture is available in a wide product range and has outstanding running characteristics. The concealed solution is designed for dynamic loads of 40 and 60 kg. Its high stability and very low sag values are impressive.

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 Movento runner system

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LIGNA 2013

high-tech innovations and global participation The 20th LIGNA drew to a close in May, scoring impressive results across the board. “This event has resoundingly reaffirmed its status as the world’s foremost trade fair for the forestry and wood industries,” stated Dr. Jochen Köckler, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG. “All the pieces were in place: outstanding exhibitors, highcaliber trade visitors, an abundance of innovations and outstanding international turnout on the part of exhibitors and visitors alike. More than 90,000 professionals from 100 nations attended. With everything from high-powered forestry machines to iPad-controlled furniture fabrication systems, the 1,637 exhibitors from 46 countries filled the 124,000 square meters of display space with a stunning array of high-tech innovations,” remarked Köckler. Wolfgang Pöschl, CEO of Michael Weinig AG and Chairman of the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, sized up LIGNA 2013 as follows: “We were especially impressed with the caliber of the international visitors. We experienced a major turnout by professionals from Eastern Europe, particularly Russia, and huge attendance from the U.S. and other key export markets. We are seeing strong demand for advanced machines with new functions, and are pleased to note that a great deal of momentum is coming from the wood construction sector, as a result its efforts to take sustainability to new heights.” Efficiency was a keynote theme at this year’s fair leading suppliers revealed how high tech mixed with a little ingenuity can improve a company’s competitiveness. Other hot topics included a diverse range of printing processes, seamless veneer systems and adhesive-free plasma processes in the surface technology sector. The special “” showcase at LIGNA focused on efficient lightweight construction including lightweight construction solutions which weigh up to 30 percent less than conventional chipboard and ideally suited to a wide range of applications in the furniture and interior finishing sector. The “Bioenergy from Wood” segment at the event put the spotlight on uniform quality and processing standards for wood fuel materials, heat and electricity generation, enhanced logistics and services and ensuring a secure supply of raw materials. Meanwhile, under the EXPO canopy and in the pavilion buildings, the focus was on sustainable forestry and forest technology. This included the sixth special presentation by the German Forestry Council (KWF). Topics covered included digitization and high-speed data flows along with a wide range of applications for convertible forestry vehicles and getting the most out of wood through optimum material flow management as well as sorting and processing. The many and varied uses for wood chips were the keynote theme under the EXPO canopy. The next LIGNA will be staged from 11 to 15 May 2015, once again in Hannover, Germany.

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Laser Edge hot air system for Format4 edgebanders

Laser Edge from Felder Group draws crowds Felder released their new Laser Edge hot air system for Format4 edgebanders at the Ligna fair. Felder laser edge is available on the top end Format4 range of inline edgebanders. This new system for zero glue line edgebanding sees laser edge co extruded tape applied with compressed hot air creating a perfect joint between tape and panel. The co extruded laser edge tape is coated with a special polymer layer applied at the time of manufacture, it is this special polymer that reacts to laser treatment and bonds the tape to the substrate providing a joint with zero visible glue line. This same laser tape can be used on the new Format4 models and is activated instead by the heat of the compressed air rather than a laser beam. While Laser edge tape has been around for some time in Europe and recently in Australia with machines from German manufacturer IMA the cost of the laser unit itself has been a barrier to its uptake with machines installed going to large manufacturers. Felder have overcome this price barrier by introducing an alternative activation process using compressed air heated to a very high temperature this activates the polymer by heat rather than by laser beam, the results are very similar in appearance to laser activated edges but at a much lower level of investment. The results are truly superior to traditional EVA or PUR and while the laser edge tape has not been released in New Zealand at the time of writing the first of the machines are already on the horizon particularly considering the standard glue pot option remains allowing for traditional low cost edging of carcase work etc using EVA or PU glues. Felder machinery is sold and serviced in NZ by Machines R US


iesse introduced their new, innovative bSolid software, capable of simplifying the management of numerically controlled machines to the greatest possible extent. Biesse has been developing this ambitious software for years and was excited to present it at Ligna. With bSolid, it is possible to simulate and design with a simple and intuitive approach, allowing any user to access sophisticated feautures: from an idea directly to the visual designing of the “part”, going from a concept to its visual designing in a few clicks. Thanks to the full integration of the latest generation cad, you can use bSolid as a unique design system. bSolid incorporates a new learning system that transforms your imagination into reality, guaranteeing simplified process management, improved performance and reduced machining times.


Making Processes More Intelligent At the Ligna 2013 exhibition Leitz released several new products utilising the theme “making processes more intelligent”. The experience of over 135 years as a pioneer in the design and manufacture of high quality tools for industrial wood processing industries provides Leitz with the knowledge to produce tools for efficient production, process optimisation and process acceleration.

The visual and direct simulation available on bSolid allows you to verify the correct data used regarding tool paths, preventing trivial programming errors such as depth, lead-in or working sequence. It is now possible to manipulate, measure and modify the finished part before executing it on the machine.

Biesse Rover B G

Biesse’s new Rover B G Edge series of edgebanding centers makes it possible to complete processing of a shaped and edgebanded panel with a single machine. The wide range of machines, operating units and technology, make the machine suitable for all production companies: artisans, mid-sized and large departments or prototype production.

Leitz VectorCut Sawblade

Leitz WhisperCut PLUS

Leitz DT Hogger PLUS

The new VectorCut panel sizing sawblade has been developed by Leitz Tooling to increase production efficiency when sizing single panels and panels in stacks.

The new WhisperCut PLUS pre-milling cutter from Leitz Tooling was unveiled at Ligna 2013.

Leitz has developed the new generation of DT Hogger PLUS for even greater efficiency with guaranteed excellent cut results on all materials and surfaces.

Designed with new tooth and gullet geometry the tooth shape remains constant from the first to the last cut and is re-sharpenable up to 15 times. The tooth shape with a reduced abrasive area of 50% both lowers the power consumption and increases the performance time. The innovative gullet geometry ensures efficient chip clearance and up to 3 dB(A) in noise reduction. T h e Ve c t o r C u t p a n e l sizing sawblades with their intelligent tooth and gullet geometry achieve 30% higher performance time and 10% energy saving.

The existing design of the WhisperCut cutter has been improved for even greater efficiency taking it to the next level. The re-sharpening area of the replaceable diamond knives has been substantially increased so they can be sharpened up to 10 times. The reduced weight of the reusable aluminium tool body combined with the optimisation in body shape creates a considerable noise reduction of up to 5 dB(A). It also lessens the spindle load protecting the spindle bearings. DFC® technology guarantees trouble free chip ejection and excellent chip collection in excess of 95%.

With an increase in the sharpening area it is now resharpenable up to 12 times. The DT Hogger PLUS maintains a constant cutting width over the hogger’s total life cycle. The new cutting and gullet geometry with irregular pitched teeth reduces noise by up to 3 dB(A). This new geometry together with the stable tool body design also reduces vibration. DFC® technology ensures reliable chip clearance and outstanding chip collection on all materials.

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Passion W

ith a stand that covered 3 separate halls, and over 2600 square meters the SCM group displayed their passion for woodworking machinery. Complete manufacturing cells were a focus, with visitors able to view a manufacturing process from start to finish. One of the most popular of these is the newly released Window frame and solid wood machining cell. A highly automated solution – designed for the small to medium size manufacturer, this cell opens up CNC machining to all timber window and door manufacturers. A passion for making complex things simple Intuitive machine use. A simple idea that drives everything that SCM do. Latest advances include: • The Tecpad controller: Making CNC control systems easier than ever • ‘Watch’ system line controllers: seamless integration of machinery into production lines and cells. • Upgraded edgebander controllers and motorised working groups to give quick and simple setup times. Technology and passion After making 60,000 sliding table panel saws, the SCM group can confidently say their product is second to none. The beautifully smooth sliding tables run on a patented system, which also incorporates self cleaning technology. SCM are so passionate about their panel saws they now

the word that SCM built their Ligna exhibit around

offer a 10 year guarantee on the sliding table. That’s showing confidence in your product.

Passion for innovation Q. What is the best advertisement for 5 axis CNC technology?

The Pratix S nesting machines were very well received, particularly as they received a lot of technological upgrades. This focus fits its status as one of the most popular nesting machines in the world. The new releases included loading and unloading systems, increased tool change capacities, automatic labelling solutions and a new 3600x1800 bed size.

A. When the finished component looks like a bespoke, handmade, craftsmen built piece.

Passion for the world we live in Ligna saw the introduction of a unique feature, particularly for organisations looking to reduce both their manufacturing costs, as well as their carbon footprint.

Built around the philosophy that Lower Consumption = Lower costs = More Competitive, the SCM ‘Save €nergy’ packages deliver a defined and measurable reduction in your machineries operating costs. The package reduces waste by using energy only when it is needed. The process utilises a 16 point checklist and procedure to maximise your machining efficiently.

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2 cubic meters of timber machined into a total finished surface area of over 12 square meters. 5 axis cnc technology combined with optimised software generating a tool path to remove the most material with the least effort. The result? A bespoke designer piece titled ‘The vaulted table’ that shows the pinnacle of SCM’s 5 axis machining technology. View the video of how the table was designed, machined and finished at

A Passion for beautiful design The Europeans are known for their passion for the automobile. Italians in particular have a long motor racing heritage. SCM combined this heritage to further showcase the capacities of their 5 axis CNC machines. A full size model titled the ‘PininfarinaCambiano’, manufactured on a range of SCM

machines. This is a majestic sculpture, reproducing on a 1:1 scale an Italian concept car – capturing the attention and curiosity of all the show visitors. At the show, smaller scale models were machined to demonstrate the technology used. Ligna 2013 – a continuation of the SCM groups Passion for woodworking.

Gabbett invests in backup, service and support


n all industries manufacturing continues to become more automated, giving us higher levels of production than ever before. To achieve this automation requires increased sophistication in electronics, pneumatics and machine controllers. Ease of use Another advantage of this automation is the ease of use for the operator. Machinery becomes intuitive to use, with quick setup times and increased accuracy. To ensure your machinery works

at its optimum requires ongoing service and maintenance from fully trained technicians - people who specialise in your products and know their stuff. Gabbett Machinery continue to focus on providing extended service and backup to the SCM

range of machines – the latest update being a training session focussing specifically on NZ manufacturing techniques.

installations – all of which has proven to be more successful than theoretical or ‘classroom’ style training.

Hosted in Gabbett’s Auckland showroom, the training covered the new range of automatic setup edgebanders from SCM, as well as the latest release nesting machine – the Pratix S.

Paul Edmunds, sales manager for New Zealand, said ‘We’ve got a great technical group based in both Christchurch and Auckland, with many years of experience between them. This training ensures we are ahead of the latest releases from SCM, including the new controllers and operating systems’

Hands on As always, the SCM training took a hands on ‘local’ approach. Combining site visits & machine

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finger touch control G erman panel-based specialists Homag Group had another successful LIGNA, using the world’s biggest woodworking fair to launch their new powerTouch system. Available in NZ towards the end of the year the new touch screen operating concept combines design with function, and combines with the powerControl system to provide the ultimate in customer benefit. The focal feature of the system is a large full HD multitouch monitor in wide-screen format, at which machine functions are controlled by direct touch contact.

Customer expectations of ever higher processing quality with the disappearance of visible joints continues to grow. Alongside office and bathroom furniture manufacturers, kitchen firms are also focusing their attention on the laserTec method with feed rates of up to 52 m/min, and extremely high levels of productivity and flexibility with high volume output. For lower feed rates, Brandt offers airTec – where compressed hot air is applied close to the point where both panel and edging material come together. AirTec is the ideal solution package affording entry into the world of zero joint technology – with almost identical results to lasterTec in terms of quality and appearance. - producing panels that require no hand finishing whatsoever after processing. Brandt also launched the new MF 60 Servotrim multifunctional contour trimmer, available on Ambition 1600 series models and above. The tooling is diamond-cutter heads with a HSK25 tool mounting system, meaning less vibration and a truer running tool – which also means longer tool life and a finer finish.

resource control L I G N A 2 0 1 3 ’s m o t t o w a s “Making more out of wood” – and Germany’s Weinig Group presented many innovations that minimized the use of timber resource while increasing profitability.

MF60 Servotrim

Capable of processing at up to 20 m/ min the MF 60 unit has servo control for controlling both movement and pressure. As a result it offers a superior finish for sensitive materials such as high gloss acrylic, HPL or PVC. New from CNC specialists Weeke is a refined Vantage 100 and 200 series with a new, standard configuration for how things are done “down under”. The benefit of a standard configuration is price, but not at the sacrifice of any functionality, because both will allow future upgrades to different levels of automation. These include the pusher and outfeed system, semi or fully automatic label printing, scissor infeed or integrated into an intelligent storage system. Weeke’s hugely popular BHX series got a big brother at Ligna, which saw the world premiere of the BHX200 – compact CNC technology with strong drilling power. The BHX 200 is equipped with two individually moveable high-speed drilling gears. All in all, 34 individually controlled spindles (20 vertical and 14 horizontal) are provided. The BHX 200 is equipped with two CNC-controlled clamping devices to position and fix the workpieces during operation. As an option, this power pack can even dowel.

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3D structured surfaces Weinig machines have previously offered random structured surfaces like imitation weathering, but the latest development in cnc moulder technology allows the design of decorative or functional surfaces with help of CAD/CAM software. Two top spindles run independent cnc programs across the entire working width, and a routing unit further increases flexibility. The speed and finish of a moulder combined with the flexibility of CNC control opens up a wide range of potential applications. Optilink – 2D scanning There has always been debate surrounding optimization – do you rip first, or chop first? Weinig’s new Optilink controlled workcell gives the best of both worlds with a true 2D optimization of random width boards. In-going timber is scanned top and bottom, and products are placed around defects to optimise value. The board is then ripped, but scanned again on 4 sides before chopping – a chance to confirm the optimizing solution from the first scanner, now that all sides are visible. If a piece is rejected, the Optilink system subtracts it from the production count and sends it to be re-ripped. Finally, a Dimter saw crosscuts the final parts, and a sorting line organizes individual products. With timber processing lines reaching very high speeds, process control and smart handling continues to be a major focus and key advantage of Weinig.

Structured surfaces

New Conturex The Conturex joinery CNC centre continues to go from strength to strength. With over 250 machines now in operation worldwide, Weinig is still aggressively developing this technology. In the new Conturex 125 Vario, the complex processes of window and door production have been carefully optimised to enable a further performance increase of up to 20%. This performance doesn’t cost production flexibility though – open interface formats like BTL and XML will keep your CAD staff happy, and a significant reduction tool change time means that even small batches are processed swiftly. If that’s not enough, the new Conturex has demand oriented spindle drives, and even captures and re-feeds its braking energy to save you costs off the bottom line. Pushfeed saw developments Dimter have been busy putting new bells and whistles onto the popular Opticut S90 push feed saw. A new version, the S90 Superdrill, allows crosscutting and either drilling or milling to be performed in a single pass. The outfeed also sees several new options - an IPPC branding iron installed in the outfeed can burn a logo into parts before sorting, and a new package stacker can stack fixed lengths. 

maybe 15 minutes from design to cutting Cabinet Vision is perfect for businesses wanting to automate their operations. It allows you to automatically generate your shop drawings, 3D customer renderings, cutting lists, material requirements, estimating and CNC machining. The software uses solid modelling technology to create true three-dimensional presentations of the final product on-screen, while simultaneously generating the necessary information for the shop floor. Joiners Magazine spoke to Christchurch user Ryan Butler. When Ryan Butler from Ryans Kitchens in Christchurch upgraded his nesting system two years ago he decided he wanted a fully automated process from design to production. His previous nesting set up had been efficient in its day but still required considerable input between design and manufacture.

Cabinet Vision keeps the simple tasks easy and makes the complex jobs possible

Having purchased a new Biesse Skill 1836 to go alongside his earlier and smaller Biesse, Ryan knew the importance of getting the software right with such a large capital purchase. He researched his options and after talking to Phil Smith of Joinery It, who supply Cabinet Vision in NZ, he went with their latest option, largely for three reasons.

months. It was probably the third point which swayed us as we did use it for three months and found it did deliver on its promise both in terms of ease of operation and true automation.

“It promised what I wanted, which was to use the information inputted at design all the way through to the manufacturing process, secondly it looked to be the simplest of those I looked at in terms of learning and use, and thirdly, Phil gave me a test key to trial the software for three

“I now run both our nesting machines on it and the performance has been great. Like all software we have had the odd issue but our staff are pretty proficient in its use and with Phils’ help when required any problems have usually been quickly sorted.

“Where I am impressed with this system is that alongside its simplicity it is very fast, everything happens simultaneously, make a change in one place and any necessary changes are made elsewhere. If we wish to or have to, we can get a design through to the machine very quickly - maybe 15 minutes from design to cutting.” 

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KD 951 thicknesser

AD 531 planer thicknesser

KF 700 saw & spindle

buying quality & precision European woodworking machinery manufacturer Felder’s range of small classical woodworking machinery is comprehensive with models to match pocket and production. JOINERS Magazine spoke to two owners of smaller businesses, who have recently bought Felder machinery, about their purchase and their satisfaction with the results.

DL Cabinetmaking Dean Lucas started DL Cabinetmaking in early 2010 soon after his return from Australia. The company employs him and one other and they have been busy since start up manufacturing kitchens as well as furniture. “A lot of our work comes from architects and we are often required to do a complete house lot which can include inbuilt and free standing furniture as well as bench and table tops. We also offer solid timber edges in our kitchens as an alternative to tape so the thicknesser gets a fair amount of work and when our old one had bearing issues late last year I decided that repair was no longer an option and needed a replacement quickly.” Dean was always going to look closely at a Felder to replace it with. “I had used a Felder thicknesser previously when I worked in Australia and have a very good opinion of them, they are sturdy accurate and very easy machines to use and very competitively priced.” “I decided that the Felder D 951 suited my purposes and pocket perfectly, but unfortuneatly John Fleet at Machines R Us who are the NZ agents for Felder didn’t have any in stock and I was looking at 2-3 months wait while it was shipped out. The problem was solved when John lent me a second hand thicknesser until ours arrived in February.” “Installation was easy. John checked and calibrated it on delivery then I simply picked it up brought it home and plugged it in. It has performed brilliantly. The build and attention to detail reflect its European origins. It is easy and quick to set and provides as good a finish as you’ll see from more expensive machines.” DL Cabinetmaking 14 I Echelon Place East Tamaki 09 278 6471

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Ngkari Timber Tom Riddell runs a small furniture making and joinery business out of Whangarei specialising largely in one off jobs for locals with a lot of his business coming through word of mouth. He also maintains his own small plantation of Blackwood trees. Until recently he had been using an old Casadei saw which did the job well but was fairly old and required a lot of time in set up and change over. Tom decided it was time to upgrade to more specialised and modern machinery. Tom wanted the greater flexibility and versatility offered by a thicknesser and a saw and decided two seperate machines was the way to go. Internet research and reviews along with discussion with fellow woodworkers led Tom to Felder, attracted by its European reputation for quality and durability and wide range on offer. Following contact with Felders’ NZ distributor Machines R Us, Tom ended up purchasing a Felder KF 700 saw and spindle combination with a 2050mm sliding table saw and a tilting shaft spindle moulder as well as a Felder AD 531 planer/ thicknesser with a morticing attachement. Four months later Tom is very happy with his purchases. “They are both great machines and I am enjoying and am suprised by their accuracy and reproducibility. Set up time are considerably reduced and the versatilty with the two machines is really useful. I quite often have a number of project happening at the same time and it is very easy to move from one project to another, on either machine, and then back again without having to spend a lot of time resetting. I would also advise anyone considering the thicknesser to certainly look at the spiral head cutter blade option - the finish it gives is fantastic.” “I purchased these machine because they promised improvements in the efficiency, and quality of my work as well as versatility in planning and production. That has definietly occurred and I expect to be working my own Blackwood plantation with them when the trees mature in another decade or so.” Ngariki Timber 40 Gulf harbour Drive Whangarei 09 438 7091

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Sukhdev Singh in front of his new Griggio.

Nathan Gaskill in front of his new Beta,

boosting profits

improving service



dvanced Kitchen (NZ) Ltd operates out of two units in a quiet cul-de-sac in Manukau. The company has been producing custom-made kitchens, as well as laminate and granite benchtops, since 1996. Managing Director Sukhdev Singh started the business with his wife, beginning with a dimension saw, and since then they have grown to an operation of around 7 staff. As well as Sukhdev, who designs the kitchens, there a two staff on the factory floor, two next door working on the benchtops and two out installing. “Our business comes from word-of-mouth and recommendations” says Sukhdev. “We cater to a wide range of customers, and we make sure that the first job we do means they will recommend us to others, and come back to us next time.” The company’s ethos is a simple one. “We use good machines to do a good, quick job. Without good machines we can do a fast job, but not a good one.” Advanced Kitchen’s most recent investment is certainly a good machine. Made in Italy, it is one of Griggio’s flagship range of panel saws – the UNICA 400. With a powered fence and 3.8’ touch screen, the UNICA 400 features three axis programming – blade rise and fall, blade tilt, and fence positioning. As well as having Griggio’s wide and smooth-running sliding table with multiple-position locking, the saw features a cross cut fence and support swivel of up to plus or minus 47°. With crosscut stop position compensation for when the outrigger table and crosscut fence are swivelled, this means the required workpiece length is maintained no matter where the fence is. The change to the company’s speed of production has been immediate, says Sukhdev. A senior staff member is one of the saw’s main operators, and says learning to use the touchscreen and functions has been easy. Sukhdev also confirms that the saw is quicker. “With our old saw everything moved – and at every change we had to move everything. The Griggio is automatic. Easy.” Just not having to walk around the end of the saw to change the fence position immediately saves a significant proportion of time for each job. Those working on the factory floor all share the work, and are all competent on the Griggio saw, as well as the recently purchased Brandt 1220C edgebander nearby. Sukhdev is clearly proud of the machinery his company operates, and the speed and quality of result each machine is capable of. “The market is growing for us. There is good work around, and we now have bigger machines working faster. We have the Brandt with corner rounding, so no more corner rounding by hand” he says, gesturing at a dusty no-longer used corner rounder. “We have a quality saw. We will continue to grow. Bigger machines mean bigger profits”.

Traditionally the company contracted out the one or two solid timber doors they got as part of a bulk order. While it meant they were sacrificing margin, without the skill or machinery in-house they had no choice. However last year they decided to start manufacturing their own solid timber doors. They purchased a Holytek tenoner, a Griggio spindle moulder and a Beta – the CNC chisel mortiser from Centauro, in Italy. The decision to buy the Beta was a simple one says Manager Nathan Gaskill. “We don’t have a joiner in house, and solid timber doors traditionally require a skilled joiner. But for what we need to make – reasonably simple solid timber doors – our suite of machinery can produce the quality result we need.” Nathan has been the primary operator of the new solid timber machinery, and despite having no joinery background he has picked up the necessary skills to move the company into this new solid wood market. “Although I don’t have the traditional skills of a joiner, I can run a PC, so the Beta makes getting a quality result simple”. Nathan is perhaps modest about his own skills and capabilities in the workshop, but there’s no disputing the ease-of-use of the Beta. With a graphic touch screen, a large library of macros for repeated jobs, and the ability to adjust parameters on the fly, the machine takes a fraction of the time to mortise a door – or window – when compared to the ‘old-fashioned’ way. “This machine has huge capacity we’re not using at present” explains Nathan. “I can prepare the stiles for a one or two lite door, in just a few minutes.” Nathan points out one of the functions that takes the complexity out of his work. “There’s an auto-spacing button,“ he explains. “The Beta will automatically take the number of mullions or rails required for a multiple lite door, and space them evenly – while taking into account the different height of the bottom and top rails. No measuring needed”. Door Makers Ltd are not using their Beta much each week, but it is already paying for itself by removing the need for extra skilled labour. Nathan explains some other benefits too. “We have room to move on pricing now. Previously if we knew part of a job had to be contracted out then our flexibility in pricing was limited. Also we’re not at the mercy of another supplier and have full control over lead times.” The Centauro Beta is sold and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks

Griggio is sold and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks 

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stablished in 1976, Door Makers was originally set up as a prehanging service. The purchase of a hot press a few years ago saw the expansion of a now thriving production line producing customsized hollow, polystyrene and solid core doors. At the heart of the operation is a Weeke CNC, trimming the doors to size, and routing the doors for various fittings.

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Natural - a look at finishes for wooden floors F

or those lovers of the natural look of wooden floors there are a variety of ways to attain and retain that look of natural clarity and depth. There are three main surface systems for solid and engineered wood flooring: traditional oil/ soap based, wax based and solvent and water based polyurethanes. Each of these systems have their merits in the main determined by just how much time and money one wants to spend on the wooden floor concerned. The important difference appears to lie in the degree of penetration or otherwise of the finish applied to the timber surface.

Both traditional oil based natural penetrating oils from WOCA Denmark and oil/wax based like those from German made Osmo such as Polyx®-Oil offer a penetrative finish: oil based a non film building deeper penetration providing for a warm natural appearance while oil/wax based provides a penetrative coating as well as a microporous surface layer for a similar effect. Both these systems allow for a ‘firing’ of the wood, for degrees of protection inside and outside the

timber, and can be easily partially renovated. Both don’t crack, flake, peel or blister either. Solvent and water based systems like polyurethane provide a protective, often thick sealing layer which provides a tough, durable and hardwearing surface - similar to wrapping the floor in cling film. It doesn’t do too much to ‘enrich’ the wood but for its initial start in life it has relatively low maintenance. A big plus from an application point of view is that it is quick drying and either moisture cured or water based. For these reasons it is often used in high traffic areas like restaurants and pubs but the pitfall is the quick deterioration of the look and it cannot be partially repaired: it must be re-sanded and treated as one and it can crack, flake, peel and blister if you not careful. Application and maintenance When you look at the issues of application and maintenance, again, you have to go back to the degree of penetration of the finish. The oil based finish probably has a deeper penetration of the timber and looks wise is longer lasting and after a soap cleaning regime offers good moisture protection.

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Oil/wax based products offer probably better initial water resistance against fluids. The big advantage for both these two systems when compared to polyurethanes is that they can be easily maintained, so long as you use the maintenance products recommended by the manufacturers involved. Traditionally, the problem with most oil and wax finishes is that they need maintenance. The new generation of products such as the natural floor finishes from WOCA Denmark and Polyx®-Oil from Osmo are far more durable with buffing bringing them back to

original and spot treatment being very effective. Regular cleaning & maintenance though is still a must. Repairable floor finish v’s floor coating Wear and tear is a major selling point with oil and wax based floor finishes. Oil and water based polyurethanes coatings don’t chemically bond well to previous layers so touch ups only grip where the surface has been thoroughly scuffed. Colour matching, especially when using solvent based polyurethanes, can be difficult. Re-sanding can’t be good for a engineered wooden

tested and has been issued with a list of independent international certificates for such things as safe production methods and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that meet new VOC Directives in Europe establishing that they are safe to manufacture and use. WOCA is certified by the Institute of Biological Building Materials in Germany (IBR).

floor, after all, it grinds away the wood. Three to four sandings is typical. Some floors only get two sandings then the floor needs to be replaced. Timing when to resand is just as important as doing a good resanding. The cost of preserving a wooden floor over its natural lifespan

can be considerably less when using penetrating oil & oil/wax compared to polyurethane based products. The key word here is preserving: maintaining the natural look and ‘life’ of the timber and no one is saying such preservation is cheap. Having a repairable floor finish aka a penetrating oil or wax finish

means you can keep the finish in good shape a lot longer through easily carried out spot repair. In this day and age you can’t forget the health aspects either. Having environmentally friendly products is where it is at. Woodcare (WOCA) Denmark product for example is all independently

At the end of the day it comes down to what level of finish the end user wants to achieve and that it can be achieved in a safe manner. Clear finishes for the wooden floor have moved ahead leaps and bounds in recent years. There are a lot of variables to consider so to get the right finish for any particular job it pays to talk to the experts and that usually means the manufacturer. 

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Machine operator Adam Fairmaid (left) with David Street in front of the CNC.

getting busier and getting better When in 2011 David Street moved from a career in senior management at a Canterbury based building society to proprietorship of an established kitchen and wardrobe making business he used his management and IT skills along with the ideas and experience of existing staff to substantially revamp the business in preparation for the Canterbury rebuild. This included substantial change to the factory layout and a change to a nesting set up. David realised when purchasing the business that skilled staff would become hard to find and he needed to position the company to be able to increase workload without increasing staff. Much as in the banking system, he would use technology and systems to be more efficient. Essentially this meant a complete revamp of the business. He rearranged workflow through the factory so jobs flowed smoothly from raw materials to cutting, edging, assembly and despatch. To facilitate this he installed racking systems that gave better access to board and improved stock control, he purchased a forklift to speed up the receipt of the board and avoid manual lifting, and he purchased a CNC nesting machine around which the rest was set. The company had already been contemplating nesting and had short listed a Biesse, so David continued down that track. He liked their reputation for quality and service, liked the way their machines integrated with design, production and accounting software and got good word from others in the business about their quality and durability before purchasing a new Biesse Skill 1224 in the middle of last year. “The Biesse and the new set up has really revitalised the factory,” says David.

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“Along with the Biesse we use Pro 100 software for design and production which enables our designers to quickly quote on jobs with great accuracy and then hand the kitchen over for manufacture with little extra work. Consequently we have both sped up production and improved costs. But perhaps more importantly we have significantly reduced the build time and are now able to leave manufacture as late as possible. Particularly good for us as we don’t have the space to hold kitchens waiting for delivery and installation. The machine also fits the site, it is small and fits in nicely with the operator also able to look after the edgebander next to it.” While the company hadn’t had experience with nesting before the learning curve wasn’t too daunting although it did also require a change in construction methods to suit the flow and set up. “Biesse were very helpful in getting us up and running, fortunately our operator had had some exposure to nesting before and just got on with it - within a couple of weeks he was doing the simpler work and over the last year has built an extensive library that requires less and less by way of addition as we go on.

David now believes the company is well placed to handle more work as the Christchurch rebuild kicks in, without requiring a big increase in staff. He is indeed cautiously optimistic about the coming year reporting signs of people deciding to do up their kitchen alongside house repairs. According to David the trick is to be ready to do it when they (the main contractors) are ready to go. “Part of the problem in Christchurch is that many players are not used to being this busy which can create hold ups in manufacturing and installation caused by anything from builder delays to material hold ups. Hopefully as everybody gets used to being busier this will improve with contractors able to better synchronize their work and suppliers being prepared to carry higher stock levels. Then with the short turn around times enabled by the purchase of the Biesse Skill we will be well placed to produce quality, competitively priced kitchens at short notice, as required.”

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Betta invest in cnc technology Betta Kitchens’ owner Mike Hill has the best of both worlds. From his factory door is a stunning rural view: with Mount Cook and the Southern Alps to the south and east, the crashing breakers of a wild west-coast beach are just over the fence. But turn and look inside and there is the latest in kitchen-manufacturing technology – an AscentProSuperNest CNC. Working throughout the West Coast, Mike says his work comes in via word of mouth. Many businesses claim the same thing, but augment their customer base with slick websites and corporate branding. But in Betta Kitchens case there’s no disputing this claim. With no signage, no branding and not even a business card Mike really is getting work by reputation. “It keeps you honest” he says with a shrug.

kitchen. Now after some planning and drawing it up on the pc, less than four hours later, it’s been cut, pre-drilled and edgebanded.

With a background in building, Mike hadn’t planned to start a kitchen business. “When I bought this house I used the large workshop to store the machinery for a friend of mine who is a joiner,” he explains. “Over time I found myself using the gear more often – including making kitchens for friends. And it sort of grew from there. And hey – when I get to 60 I’d rather be inside making kitchens than pouring concrete in the rain.” He hasn’t entirely given up the building. “Somehow I seem to end up doing a lot of building work alongside installing a kitchen” he says. “The last job involved moving two walls, putting up gib and the like, before I could put the kitchen in.”

Mike’s core business is bespoke kitchens and wardrobes. But as he grows more confident with the capabilities of his software and SuperNest he sees his range of work expanding.

As his kitchen business developed, Mike weighed up his options. “I was seriously considering investing in a franchise,” he says. “Or I could invest in a CNC.” He chose the latter, particularly because it meant he owned a machine – and therefore the profits it would generate. Mike chose an AscentPro SuperNest, from Jacks. Pitched as an entry level machine the SuperNest is a surprisingly heavy-duty machine for the money. With a six station tool changer, twin Japanese servo-drives on the x-axis and a userfriendly MACH 3 controller, the machine offers a level of accuracy and componentry often only found on European machines. It can be matched with any design software, and Mike opted for Cabinet Vision. As a self-confessed computer novice, Mike knew the change from panel saw to CNC manufacture would take some work, and sensibly he’s started

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I’m still using mortice and tenon joints – and the only change I’ve made to my construction method is moving to 16.5mm backs. But my waste bin is half what it used to be, and I’m definitely using less coloured board for the fronts.”

Mike Hill is honing his skills on the AscentPro.

carefully. “There’s a lot to learn” he explains. “In the early days I’d find an error and I’d get really frustrated at it. But a quick call to Jacks, or Cabinet Vision and they’d talk me through it.” Now he’s grown more familiar with the SuperNest Mike finds he can work through most issues via the phone or online with a Jacks technician over TeamViewer. “We had a few issues at installation” says Mike. “The Mach 3 controller was a new feature, and as mine was one of the first machines installed there were a few bugs to be ironed out. But having used it, I’m pleased I’ve got it.” In retrospect he’s also very happy to have opted for a tool changing machine. “I thought about buying a cheaper, spanner-change machine, but now I’m very pleased I spent the extra money. It makes things so much simpler, and being able to walk away and work elsewhere while it’s routing and then drilling is a real time saver.” Along with the arrival of the CNC has come all the usual benefits of ‘Nesting’. “It’s just like having another person in the workshop” says Mike. “Previously I would make a kitchen in pieces. I’d usually build the base units first, then perhaps the overhead cupboards. All up it would usually take a couple of days to cut and edge a full

“I can see all sorts of potential – most of which I will be keeping to myself for now!” he says. “But I’ve already had a few jobs pop up unexpectedly: fitting out tradesmen’s vans, producing shaped customwood panels for local artwork. I’m certainly not going to restrict myself to just kitchens and wardrobes – flexibility of work is one of the reasons I bought a CNC. So whatever it’s capable of – plastics, acrylic, for example – I’ll give a go. But it’s early days yet – and I want to develop my own skills and the kitchen market first.” With his sensible, calculated plan of expansion Mike Hill is preparing Betta Kitchens for a better time for the Coast, when mines aren’t closing and dairy farmers aren’t struggling after a drought. But one thing can’t get any better, and that’s what he gets after loading a sheet on his SuperNest and turns around: the view.

The AscentPro range is available in New Zealand through W&R Jack

CNC operators diminishing returns when passing on knowledge New Zealand is suffering from a shortage of skilled CNC operators, ask any company that has a CNC machine and they will all say that CNC operators are hard to come by. Why is this when the woodworking industry has used these machines for many years, what has happened and what can be done about it? Anthony Scammell from Design2Cam gives us his insight. The answer is that over the years companies have had CNC machines installed and they have trained someone in their workshop to use this machine, this training has typically been done by the machinery company selling them the CNC machine. This one operator has not only had to learn the operation of the machine, but in many cases also how to create the programs to run on the machine. This is a steep learning curve for anyone, especially when you consider that the first CNC machines where upwards of $1 million. So these new operators got used to the machine and "worked out" how to do certain things and so everything looked great and the work seemed to run smoothly. Then another company purchased a CNC machine and they decided it would be better to employ someone that had some experience on a CNC machine to shorten the learning curve so they "poached" an operator from the company that had previously purchased a CNC machine. This then left the first company without their "experienced" CNC operator, so they did what any employer would do they got another guy from the factory and before the operator left they got him to teach the guy all he knew about the machine and programing. This sounds a good idea and means that the factory continues without any hiccups. However what has happened is that the "trained" operator who only remembered 80% of what he was taught (if he was lucky), has passed on that 80% to the new guy who now possibly only remembers 50% of that 80% or even worse only knows how to do the work they currently do. So the company then gets a new contract with different machining and the new operator (maybe even the old one as well) does not know how to do the work, he

the "trained" operator who only remembered 80% of what he was taught has passed on that 80% to the new guy who now possibly only remembers 50% fumbles through and eventually (hopefully) manages to get the work through the factory, but not as efficiently as it should. Now consider what happens as this second-hand trained operator leaves and another one is trained by him and so on, slowly you find that the person operating the machine only knows enough to make it go. Each time the information is passed on it gets distorted and not everything gets passed on, slowly diminishing the amount the operator actually knows about the machine and the software. This is not very good for the business and can slow the production considerably. Where is the efficient manufacturing now.

The answer is smart thinking and great contracts. If you are going to put a person through the training, you are committing to support them for the 12 months duration of the NZQA CNC strand, so the same contract should have a clause that states if the person leaves your employment within say 2 years of the completion of the certificate they have to repay a certain amount to your company as compensation.

your factory staff so they can all operate the CNC machine, then you will never have the issue of the factory slowing due to the lack of a skilled CNC operator.

We need the employers to break the circle of the shortage of CNC operators, once this cycle is broken then everyone will gain, instead of training just one operator, train two so that if one is sick or on holiday someone can take his or her place, better still upskill all

You are not allowed to drive a car, truck, motorbike or forklift without a licence, so why should you use a CNC machine without an NZQA certificate, it is just as dangerous.

When your staff are trained the factory will run much more efficiently, which in turn will mean a better bottom line for the business. It will also mean happier staff which will mean they will not be tempted to look elsewhere.


So what is the answer? The answer is that New Zealand needs more qualified and trained CNC operators, people that have had formal training, that have a certificate to confirm that they are a CNC operator. The benefits of this are huge for any business, efficient manufacturing being the major benefit, confident staff and with more CNC operators in the market less poaching and longer service to a company. But you say - if as a company I spend money to train the operator all he will do is go off and work for someone else or demand more money when he has gained his certificate - this is no different to the situation of an apprentice served cabinet maker, carpenter or joiner. JOINERS Magazine June 2013 page 47

The latest addition to the Weatherfold product family - Brio Weatherfold 4s Window and Servery35.


weatherfold window and servery35


rio is recognised around the world as a market leader in the field of Bi-folding door and window hardware. As a true innovator, Brio is constantly looking for ways to improve its products. With this in mind, Brio has taken the opportunity to enhance its folding window range, which became the latest addition to the Weatherfold product family - Brio Weatherfold 4s Window and Servery35. Brio Weatherfold 4s Window is designed for exterior folding windows in residential and light commercial applications with up to 6 panels folding in each direction. The hardware has been upgraded to carry wider and heavier window sashes of up to 1000mm, weighing 35kg each. This is made possible by the new recessed bottom guide system. The guide system not only provides stability for folding up to 12 window sashes, its concealed low profile design

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and excellent weatherproofing capabilities make it an ideal option for window sills. Designed with convenience and durability in mind, the new guide system is also incredibly easy to install and maintain. Brio Weatherfold 4s Servery is the version of the Window system without bottom guide or channel. It has been developed specifically to meet the requirements of servery type installation, where the work surface is left completely unobstructed from one side to the other making it a perfect solution for kitchens that open out to exterior dining areas. Brio Weatherfold 4s Window and Servery35 utilise the same technology as the Weatherfold 4s door system, but on a smaller scale. Clean lines, smooth operation and flexible functionality make the systems suitable for many applications with a wide range of configurations.

Aside from looking stylish, these systems are built to last, with a 10-year warranty on all Weatherfold 4s Window and Servery35 hardware. As an international leader in hardware design and quality, Brio is proud to offer its customers this new range of innovative products. Brio where ideas unfold.

where ideas unfold For more information, contact Ingersoll Rand on 0800 477 869 or

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Quality sliding & folding door hardware F olding and sliding doors have been a focal point in recent years and for good reasons. They allow designers to make the best use of indoor and outdoor spaces, something that is rated highly by New Zealanders who value indoor-outdoor living.

Centor, a Brisbane company which has been an innovator in this area has not had a high profile in New Zealand but this is changing. Centor has been known for creating the finest sliding door hardware available since 1951 with systems which are reliable, versatile and offer fingertip operation. In recent years Centor has been at the forefront of developing Bifolding door systems and now the benefits of these doors are widely known. Centor has never been content to make an adequate product and has always lifted the game. The company holds many patents and design awards and many of it’s ideas have become industry

standards such as the use of equal panel sizes in bifold doors. When other door gear manufacturers required up to 3 different panel widths, Centor found a way to have just one! Recently Centor became the first company to offer bottom rolling bifold systems. The F2 and F3 systems offer an alternative solution to top hung systems for challenging designs such as in renovation or height limited jobs. Centor is known for innovation and quality. Home owners with Centor equipped doors often comment about the ease of operation and longevity of the designs and there are many Centor doors which have been in operation for decades.

Unique Hardware Solutions has been supplying hardware products, specifically for timber windows and doors since 1998. Founding director Stephen TetleyJones has always looked for products which provide value and performance and is thrilled with the addition of Centor to the company’s range. “We always seek to work with hardware manufacturers whose values mirror our own. We are proud to be Centor’s New Zealand distributor and look forward to seeing Centor achieve success in New Zealand as it has done in Australia, Britain and the United States.” Centor has paid particular attention to the needs of the joiner. Many hardware brands try to offer the cheapest hardware but pay little attention to the less tangible costs. Joiners well know that ease of use, consistency, adjustability, reliability and speed of installation are also important

cost components with potential to be much greater than the cost of the hardware. Centor’s proven designs mean fewer calls to site and they speed the installation and adjustment of doors, something that is especially relevant to the light timber construction common in this country. “What joiner hasn’t been called out to adjust a door only to find the frame has moved. Centor systems make adjustment easy and reduce callouts. You can take that to the bank!” says Mr Tetley-Jones. Though the folding and sliding door gear market has become confused and crowded of late, the re is room for genui ne innovation and quality backed by excellent service. Centor is not standing still and continues to come up with new ideas. Watch this space!

Sliding and folding door gear since 1951. Designed so owners, architects and craftsmen can set their dreams free. • Folding door systems to 200 kg panels • Sliding door systems to 400 kg panels • Integrated Fly and Sun screens • Bolt and locking systems Choose the innovators!

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Hera lighting beautiful design, high quality & maximum efficiency European style and efficiency come together in Hera’s range of LED lighting solutions for the kitchen, bathroom or commercial applications. Hera combines versatile design and state-of-the-art technology in high performance luminaires to suit your needs. Founded in 1934, Hera specialises in lighting technology of consistently high quality, cutting edge design, and easy installation at attractive prices. Hera’s first breakthrough came in 1961, when the founder of the company, Hermann Abke, developed the first fluorescent furniture light worldwide. Today, Hera is one of the leading manufacturers of LED lighting in the world market - efficient, longlasting and low-voltage lighting systems that have revolutionised how we light our homes and workplaces. Hera lighting systems are distinctive due to a practical combination of functionality and

attractive design. An innovative drive towards quality means Hera lighting is of unvarying quality. All Hera products are tested in their laboratory to ensure they conform to the highest standards of stability, reliability and safety. This means extremely uniform light colour, very long life expectancy, and a very low failure rate. Combine this with minimal heat generation, low voltage, and an easy plug-and-play installation system, and it is clear that Hera is the answer. Hera LED Lighting is available in New Zealand through Lincoln Sentry .

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Customwood SuperFinish gains a Blue Butterfly Daiken NZ Ltd, the new owner and manufacturer of iconic MDF brand Customwood have recently launched a new upmarket MDF product called Customwood Superfinish. This new board is the result of the development of an innovative new resin recipe that enables it to be coated with a super gloss surface finish while it’s higher density combined with this new resin recipe, provides for outstanding machinability.


significant factor with Customwood SuperFinish is it’s minimal formaldehyde emission and it is this factor that has seen Daiken NZ Ltd and this product go through the lengthy and rigorous process to become an approved product in the Sensitive Choice® Programme and allow Daiken the right to use their blue butterfly in recognition thereof. Originating in Australia with National Asthma Council Australia, the Sensitive Choice programme is now offered in New Zealand as well through the Asthma Foundation NZ. The Sensitive Choice® Programme has some 200 products and services that carry the blue butterfly. The blue butterfly logo is a signal to the consumer that the product or service may be better for them if they have asthma or allergies - the logo signals a more user friendly product.

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“The Programme provides its partners with an opening to the 800,000 Kiwis who suffer from a respiratory condition and the 500,000 Kiwis with allergies,” comments Jennifer Day, Business Development Coordinator for the Asthma Foundation NZ. “The programme provides third party recognition from a well trusted non government organisation (NGO) while giving credence to asthma and allergy friendly product and service statements.” Becoming a partner in this programme and gaining a blue butterfly is no walk in the park either: “It can take anything from two months to two years to become a Sensitive Choice® partner” Jennifer says. A product advisory panel meets bimonthly to discuss the applications submitted. Each application is discussed at length and with vigour and only

when the panel deem the product to meet their strict criteria does it gain the right to carry the blue butterfly. The 6 member panel is voluntary and independent - a respiratory physician, an allergist, a general practitioner, a pharmacist, an industrial chemist and an asthmatic. The programme has the aims of educating New Zealanders about managing their asthma, encouraging manufacturers and suppliers to produce products and services that may benefit those with asthma and/or allergies as well as a way for consumers to identify such products and services. Significantly, the programme generates sponsorship funds to enable the Asthma Foundation to continue their work in asthma care research, information and various training courses for nurses and community health workers.

For Daiken and their new Customwood Superfinish product gaining a blue butterfly is important. “Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and considered to be a trigger for asthma. In Australia and New Zealand we have an emission standard for formaldehyde of E1 and E0.” comments Hiroshi Naka from Daiken NZ Ltd. “Customwood Superfinish is considerably lower than that with an emission level of less than 0.3mg/litre which incidentally meets the strictest Japanese Industrial Standard known as ‘F 4 Star’. In fact the formaldehyde emission of Super Finish is as low as that of natural timber. With the known high incidence of asthma in New Zealand (15% of adults and 20% of

children) we believe this product is the best MDF solution for a wide range of applications including kitchens, joinery and furniture and any wood products and toys for kids.” Gaining its blue butterfly has meant the product can safely be recommended for a range of buildings and places where special attention is needed for reasons of health and safety especially asthma and allergies such as pre schools, schools, restaurants and retail, hospitals and retirement villages, work places and public facilities. Mr Naka says “More and more people now days see health and the environment as important factors in their buying decisions and are accordingly prepared to pay more for healthy options. Customwood Superfinish

recognises this trend and is pitched as a high end product which can be bought with confidence.”

For more information about Customwood Superfinish visit the Daiken NZ Ltd website at For more information about the Sensitive Choice Programme visit

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Protect today with technology of tomorrow! The digital revolution is happening all around us; phones, computers and TVs have all gone digital. In our industry there is no exception with Digital Door Lock (DDL) solutions soon to be the norm for residential and commercial doors. Once users have experienced digital locking, there will be no returning to analogue locks with keys! South Korea is leading the way with a Digital Door Lock on over 85% of homes. China and India are catching up fast and New Zealand is not far behind! Digital Door Locking is the heart of the future front door market. People from all walks of life; families, gadget lovers, elderly home owners or landlords are all after one thing – a convenient solution. Keyless convenience combines peace of mind and access that allows you to safeguard and protect your property without a key.

Proud to be at the cutting edge of this technology, ASSA ABLOY New Zealand offers innovation in door locking solutions with its Yale and Lockwood brands. Combining high security with contemporary design, ASSA ABLOY NZ released the Yale Digital Door Lock (DDL) earlier this year. Developed for the discerning individual seeking the very latest in convenience, functionality and style, it is ideal for residential situations. The Yale DDLs offer three access solutions: PIN code, proximity card or key in its YDM3109 model and PIN code, fingerprint scanner or key in its YDM4109 model. ASSA ABLOY NZ has also recently launched the new Lockwood Electronic Digital Deadbolt which offers an innovative, reliable and convenient locking solution. Ideal for use on new doors or as a replacement for an existing door lock in your home, the Electronic Digital Deadbolt is also suitable for light commercial doors such as storerooms and shop fronts. With the use of a master pin code, 20 user codes and a visitor code that can be valid for up to two weeks, a rubber weather resistant gasket, low battery warning, key override for emergencies and many more features, the Lockwood Electronic Digital Deadbolt offers you flexibility for your safety and convenience. If you are looking to protect today with the technology of tomorrow, then talk to your ASSA ABLOY Representative today about how we can bring you into the digital world. ďƒŒ

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Mike’s Woodshop – a grand design revisited The secret to long lasting dust removal, with minimal maintenance, is applying the principle of “low pressure operation” for the filters, more filter area worked less hard which means they last longer and save companies money both short and long term. Like their supplier JKF Industry based in Denmark, this is what NZ Duct&Flex Sales Manager Geoff Ebdon promotes when specifying the correct filter for his customers. Time and again this principle can be seen to hold up as when (back in 2010) Mike and Kerri Lewin, owners of Mike’s Woodshop in Whangarei contacted Geoff Ebdon to re-design their extraction. “We were expanding, and technology and our own requirements had overtaken an 8 year old CNC machine, so we purchased a larger ‘state of the art’ Holzher Promaster 7123. Featuring a very large 6m long bed, the extraction requirements required more than a portable trolley unit if we were going to do justice to the capital investment in the CNC.” They gave New Zealand Duct & Flex a simple wish list: meet the extraction demands of the new CNC, resolve the existing issues of floor dust, dust on the boards, (that had to be vacuumed off before being taken off the bed),

limit the dust around the factory, in the air and all over the staff, all for a good price! Geoff Ebdon suggested a 3 unit Modular Filter with Reverse Air Cleaning for the 42 Filter Bags from JKF Industri. Twinned with a 7.5kw fan from the same manufacturer blowing into the bottom collecting chamber of the filter, much of the dust goes straight into the Collection Bags, not even touching the filter socks suspended above. As all components, the Fan, Filter, Bags and Ducting come out of one factory - Danish based company JKF Industri, compatibility is ensured. Manufactured from Galvanised Swedish steel, the Filter unit provides “low pressure filtration”, a high actual filter area for the

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dollar, combined with easy access via large solid inspection doors so that if a bag does pop out of its seating, it is not necessary to remove half the other bags in the filter to get at it. “Mike also wanted assurance that the performance wouldn’t degrade with time, hence we fitted the regenerating fan system to each module to clean the filter bags by reverse air flow, aiding long term performance and reliability,” explained Ebdon. If as capacity increases Mike Lewin chooses to expand his workshop, then extra Filter Modules can be added or he may choose to change to a Rotary Valve exit for collection. Factory Manager Michael McCartain proudly stated after the re-fit, “I have the best filter to keep an

Flex installed 2 1/2 years ago and still in good condition in a workshop environment to be proud of.

immaculate workshop and can lift boards straight off the bed without dusting them down first. In other words, the dust is ‘in the bag’, where it should be.”

Michael McCartain Factory Manager and Mike’s Woodshop qwner Mike Lewin next to the highly efficient Modular filter installed in September 2010.

3 years later, Mike Lewin summed up his experience: “We haven’t touched the filter, and have never had a problem, the Fan is so efficient it actually sucks the cut corners off the table as well as the dust! The whole filtration system is so simple for the guys to use – just walk in and push a button. In fact people walk into the workshop and ask do we actually do any work as its so clean! The Filter has really cut down on the volume of settling dust in the workshop and saved ‘cleaning up’ time. We also liked the fact that NZ Duct&Flex allowed us to install all the ducting ourselves to save money, they had plenty of stock all the time, so we could add bits or swap items overnight. NZ Duct&Flex also supplied us some brilliant Anti-static flex specifically designed for large CNC machines like ours: it’s very flexible but doesn’t implode under suction and we still use the original piece even though it’s been moving back and forth over a 6 metre bed for 2 and a half years.” “I cant emphasise the idea of Low Pressure enough”, says Geoff, “if you have more actual filter cloth available to deal with the air and dust volume two things happen: 1) The velocity of the dust as it leaves the ducting and enters the filer drops off quicker, so more dust simply drops straight into the collecting area. 2) The dust that does come into contact with the filter socks does so at a lower velocity and so tends

to settle more on the edge of the cloth forming a ‘cake’ that actually aids the filtration process rather than be driven deeply into the fabric of the material. This means less clogging of the bags, longer life, less changing of filters and cleaning.” Cleaning filter bags is often more hassle than its worth says Geoff. Apart from removing the socks and getting covered in dust, freight costs, the cleaning costs, and refitting time, most filter bag suppliers will tell you that after washing you only get about 50% of the performance of new bags anyway, so it makes sense to get the specification right at the beginning. “We don’t sell ‘maintenance’ or ‘service’ plans” says Geoff, “because if we have done our job properly you won’t need one.” “Modular BagHouses may be one of the older filter methods industry, but they are still often A VERY COST EFECTIVE solution for high air volumes and heavy dust loads in not only the wood working industry but others also. We offer a range of filters from 1000 m³ /hour to the hundreds of m³ per hour with exists into plastic bags, via rotating valves, into a collecting bin or into containers or a silo” For more information contact New Zealand Duct & Flex Freephone 0508 69 38 28 www. or email info@

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fitting behind a 450mm door front, a Laundry Hamper is a must have solution to keep laundry off the floor and hidden away

new laundry hamper by Hideaway Bins Hide your laundry, store extra linen or use as a removable light weight washing basket – the new Laundry Hamper is a high quality storage solution for your home.

Hideaway Bins have placed importance on design once again ensuring the Laundry Hamper will live up to the demands of a busy household.

The hamper is set lower down in the frame work to allow for overloading and includes a solid base to protect the internal carcass from drips and damage.

side to assist in laundry separation. This innovative laundry solution is easily available through Hideaway Bins distribution Partners Hettich & Hafele.

Featuring air vents to reduce moisture and a robust steel frame designed to withstand the weight of wet washing, this innovative new system is a must for your laundry.

The hamper holds 60 litres of washing, has smooth contoured sides that are gentle on clothing and also includes moulded handles to make removing the hamper easy.

Fitting behind a 450mm door front, a single Laundry Hamper is a must have solution to keep laundry off the floor and hidden away. If extra space is available, multiple hampers can be installed side by

For more information visit

1 x 60 Litre hamper 418mm W x 650mm H x 519mm D SCL160D-W / Door Pull / Arctic White

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protect & grip with Bostik

Bostik at the 2013 Master Joiners conference

DRI-COTE Regular use of Bostik® DRICOTE® on saw blades, knives, and router and drill bits, significantly reduces cutting friction and the build-up of resin or pitch. DriCote dries in seconds and will not gum-up, even after several applications.

Once again, Bostik is proud to support the annual Master Joiner’s conference. Bostik New Zealand has been supplying industry with innovative, high quality products for over 50 years from its Lower Hutt factory. Bostik has invested millions of dollars over the last 10 years on the New Zealand manufacturing and distribution facility, to protect the environment and to make it ideal for producing adhesives and sealants tailored for the needs of builders and joiners. This investment means the Bostik are here to stay, and are better equipped than ever to respond with innovative solutions to industry requirements. Bostik has an up-to-date, fully equipped laboratory with three chemists, working to develop products locally for New Zealand i n d u s t r y. T h i s s t r o n g l o c a l development team can call on the resources and expertise of a global organisation, that is number two worldwide in adhesives with over 100 years in the business. With this dual strength of a global resource of specialist chemists and local development, Bostik is at the forefront of adhesive technology, and has the ability to respond quickly to new building and joinery requirements in local conditions.

Features and Benefits •

Prevents resin build-up. Reduces blade cleanings.

Extends overall life of blades and bits by 3.

More than doubles time between resharpenings.

Contains NO silicone or petroleum oil. Will NOT stain wood or interfere with glues or finishes.

Reduces cutting friction and heat by 30%.

Prolongs equipment life by reducing saw or drill motor drag by up to 25%.

Increases productivity by less downtime for saw blade changeovers.

Works equally well on steel or carbide, stellite and diamond-tipped cutting blades.

• Environmentally safer aerosol — NO CFCs and NO ODCs.

LINKBOND III is a one-part self crosslinking PVA glue recently developed using Bostik's global R&D expertise. Features and Benefits •

Superior Heat Resistance. (Wood Failure up to 100°C)

Excellent water resistance. (Far superior to particle board)

Extremely fast grab and bond strength development.

Your first choice for HPL flat lamination and post forming.

Low viscosity suits all application methods.

Non flammable and safe to use.

Responds well to RF heating.

Meets European exposure group BS EN 204 (D3) standards even while wet.

Extended shelf life.

High solids content.

Fast curing even close to lowest working temperature.

ALPHA GRIP TOP-COTE Regular maintenance of saw tables and receiving tables with Bostik® TOPCOTE® significantly reduces sliding friction on all metal, laminate and plastic surfaces. Features and Benefits

During the annual Master Joiners conference this year, Bostik will have on show some of their tried and true products, which have serviced the industry faithfully throughout those 50 years! Alongside this they will have on show some new products that keep Bostik at the forefront of innovation. So come and have a chat and a cuppa and discuss any of your adhesive requirements at their stand.


Bostik ALPHA GRIP is a single component, solvent-free, thixotropic, quick setting, moisture cured Polyurethane adhesive. Fully cured, ALPHA GRIP has an extremely strong bond with excellent resistance to water, weathering, ageing and marine conditions. Certified to EN204 D4.

Eliminates “hang-ups” on sliding surfaces.

Protects all tools and equipment from rust.

Up to 30% slicker than paste wax.

Prevents rust 5 times (5x) longer than paste wax or silicone.

Features and Benefits

Easier and quicker to apply than paste wax.

• Single pack

Lasts three times (3x) longer than paste wax.

• Non flammable

Contains no silicone or petroleum oil.

• Solvent free

Will not stain wood or interfere with glues or finishes.

• Fast set

Perfect for table saw beds, drill presses, lathes, planers, band saws, miters, panel saws, and all hand tools.

Environmentally safer aerosol, no CFC’s or ODC's

Meets or exceeds federal, state, and local VOC standards for VOC Content,

• Very high bond strength

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Parts Boxes These parts bins make storing and stock control easier as they are a lot tidier and stronger than the cardboard ones plus they have dividers so you can store more than one component in one box creating more space to store the variety of components for your manufacturing or distribution company.

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Large Parts Box (200mm) 18 per carton – min order 999-027-01-1-1 999-027-01-1-2

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New Product

made for New Zealand conditions S

chlegel New Zealand is now offering a range of Bifold Door Gear systems that have been developed for the local timber joinery industry. Significantly, this range is made here in New Zealand by Zebratti to suit New Zealand conditions. There are three different Bifold systems available to suit various weight ranges. The 50 Series and 80 Series have been developed specially to meet the requirements of the new codes for timber joinery (SNZ4211) whilst the 175 Series is suitable for those very big doors that are required occasionally. All the gear is built from materials suitable for the demanding New Zealand environment. All stainless steel components are made from Grade 304 series stainless steel. Even the bearings in the wheels are stainless steel. However, as the gear is manufactured locally,

Schlegel New Zealand are also able to offer a grade 316 stainless steel option at extra cost for when an architect calls for this grade. Schlegel New Zealand is also able to offer a unique bronze finish to all their stainless steel components for those customers who require it. The 50 Series has been developed as an entry level series designed to carry door panels up to 50kg in weight with panel sizes to 2700mm high and 810mm wide. This makes them ideal for those smaller panels even with double glazing. The 80 Series is designed for door panels up to 80kg and panel sizes of 3300mm high and 910mm wide. With this series there is the option of hinging the panels to the frame, or hanging the panels on pivots for greater flexibility. Both the 50 and 80 Series use the same top track and channel extrusions.

The 80 series is designed for door panels up to 80kg.

The 175 series is capable of carrying panels up to 175kg with panel sizes up to 5000mm high by 1100mm wide. This series can be used on aluminium, steel or timber joinery and has the hinged and pivot options available.

Schlegel New Zealand will be showing these new products as they call around the country. Schlegel is also a sponsor of the Master Joiners Conference to be held in Nelson in mid June where this product will be on display. 

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Servery & Security Shutter Doors

Servery & Security Shutters


one are the days of limited choices for servery doors and commercial shutters. Sage Doors are continuing to keep abreast of the trends and have increased their range of materials and finishes available to the customer.

The Sage Commercial servery door, which Sage Doors has been manufacturing in western red cedar for the past 60 years, is now also available in aluminum. Keeping the clean lines on both faces, these doors are proving a popular choice in both the standard silver anodized finish and colour powder coated finish. All western red cedar servery doors are supplied fine sanded, allowing you to apply the final finish to match existing surrounding timbers and finishes. These doors are perfectly designed for closing off internal areas in halls, churches, schools, maraes, and the like. With an equally good finish on the back as on the front, these doors are an attractive solution in many situations. Easy installation is one of the keys to these doors, and all wall trims can be completely finished before installing your door, which is supplied in a pre-tension MDF head case. These doors will fit in opening sizes from 1000mm wide. With doors over 3000mm wide, it is recommended that you use multiple doors with removable mullions to allow for ease of use and versatility in being able to leave some areas closed off.

Recently Sage Doors has branched further into security shutters for commercial situations with four styles available: The Econolink offers you an inexpensive option where ventilation and visibility are important, manufactured in heavy-duty aluminium tube with connecting fiberglass links. The Shuttergrille can be manufactured using a solid aluminium slat or a choice of five punched patterns, or a combination of both. This door offers strength, an attractive appearance, and visibility and ventilation (punched patterns only). The Visionline is a great solution in shopping centres. Manufactured in polycarbonate slats with connecting aluminium rails, these doors offer you protection against vandalism and theft while giving security guards 24 hours visibility through the see-through slats. The Ultra Security is suitable for large shop frontages and pedestrian openings. They are manufactured in heavy-duty aluminium tube and connected with high tensile aluminium links. The links are assembled in a brickwork pattern 70mm apart.


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2 Tait Place, Albany, Auckland Ph: 09 415 6322 Fax: 09 415 6329 E: JOINERS Magazine June 2013 page 63

Introducing the new Smart Box Make your furniture even more special with the ‘NEW’ Smart Box, the latest improvements by Samet feature seven enhanced key points to make your life easier and more comfortable. These innovations continue the pursuit of excellence by Samet and offer further ‘Smart Solutions’ to answer your kitchen and furniture needs.









Samet NZ stocks exclusively the Samet brand of hinges and drawer systems. Samet, a Turkish company, are innovators and market leaders in their industry boasting some of the highest quality hinges and drawer systems on the market. Samet are an ISO 9001 certified company who undergo rigorous testing in safety, durability, and corrosion under the most challenging of conditions. Samet NZ stock the latest products under the Samet range including the smart box, hinges, and drawer systems.




More Safety

More Silent

More Stable

More Convenient

More Accessories

More Loading

More Smooth

Offering improvements on drawer locating and locking mechanism.

With extended support distances the drawers work smoother & quieter.

Stronger runners and new synchronization system for added stability.

Easier assembly as drawers are now placed and locked easily on to runners.

More accessory alternatives such as the Invaria cutlery range.

40kg as the standard runner, alternative 65kg available on request.

A renewed brake system means drawers close smoother, even when pushed fast.

Smart systems from Samet 

New Smart Box and Smart Box In-Box - Twin walled drawer system with 40kg rating. White and grey decors available in a range of lengths. Available with side gallery rails and in-fill side panels.

SmartSlide - range of concealed drawer runners for timber or melamine drawers. 30kg full extension soft close. Available in lengths 250mm – 600mm.

SamBox - single sided steel drawer system, 25kg rating. Heights 54mm, 86mm, 118mm and 150mm. Available with screw on and dowelled front brackets.

Hinges - Star Track Hinges. Wide range includes 110deg, 165deg, Blind corner, Folding door hinge and +-30 deg, +-45 deg. COMING SOON: integrated soft close hinge. 7H Echelon Pl, East Tamaki, Auckland 2161, New Zealand. Email:, Tel: 09 273 2681

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JOINERS Magazine June 2013 page 65

so many options extraction systems - waste reduction and removal


hen it comes to getting waste off your site you may have a heap of waste but also a heap of options. The decision on which way to go has a few factors to consider:

they still have to be emptied at some point. It is considerably easier to remove from the collector but it could easily weigh over 40 KG so lifting it becomes another issue.

1) How much waste do you produce per week? 2) How much dust do you produce versus off cuts? 3) Your location - how easy or expensive is it to remove your waste and how much do you pay per tonne and on pick up fees. If your pick up fees are high, regardless of the quantity then you need to make sure you fit as much as possible into your collection bin.

The neatest solution for this is to use a bin lifter and not break your back. Typically these will set you back about $8-10,000. While Wheelie bins can be retrofitted to a lot of collectors it is much better to specify it at the front end of the project so that it fits right. AIRTIGHT have a range of filter outlet mounts that will suit most wheel bins and so this is a particularly tidy solution for outside. If required we can supply steel wheelie bins.

Extraction and collection is only part of the solution, Now you have the dust, what to do next? These are some of the collection / containment options.

Plastic bags Cheaper to set up but they can be messy. Most of the AIRTIGHT type series filters and a few of the AIRTIGHT Modular NFP filters still use plastic bags and while most operators take care to avoid them, accidents still happen. The beauty of plastic bags is that you can see when they are filling up!

Wheelie bins look good, easy to use, really only suitable for small quantities and while these are a nice solution,

Waste skips a very popular method for medium sized users. More and more now they require liners, and if you end up filling them with off cuts, leaving large air voids in the bin, you are paying the pick up fee for not much waste volume. Depending on where you are this pick up fee can represent a reasonable chunk of your total dumping fee. In these situations it may be well worth looking at an off cut shredder or a briquetting machine From AIRTIGHT. Recently we installed one of our AIRTIGHT briquetting machines as part of a new extraction system to reduce their waste removal from sites. The difference is huge. From shaving to briquettes is over 10 times the density This meant the truck movement were down to 10%. The knock on effect is

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its given them reduced waste removal fees, but also less risk of production being held up while bins are being emptied (or worse completely full!).

Containers or Tip hook bins A good solution if you need to empty more than 2-3m3/day of waste. These use a blowline to blow the dust into the receiving container, usually on a closed lopp blowline system. Generally this means you get good loading into the bin and typically these will hold around 25m2 of dust. While the foot print space is increased, it does mean that waste removal is much less of a hassle. Ideally two or more containers, ensure that you never have to stop, and a quick change over to a fresh container on the fly is all that is needed.

Storage bins The ultimate of course. Allows you to run light or heavy dust loads without concern and empty the dust when it suits you. Dearer to set up, these are especially good solutions if you want to be autonomous or occasionally run very heavy loads that would otherwise completely full you waste collections system before you could get it emptied.

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

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Creative Cam’s Catherine Gafa and Damon Forsyth.

router cutting solutions N

eed a cut job with a fast turn around? That’s at the heart of Creative Cam NZ Ltd, an innovative company providing a 2D and 3D CNC router cutting service from their premises in the Auckland suburb of Glenfield. Owners Catherine Gafa and Damon Forsyth who took over the business back in February 2012 are well suited to the business, both having backgrounds in Strikethrough engineering. “It’s more than just providing a quick, professional cutting service” comments Catherine, “it’s about providing router cutting solutions for our clientele.” And solutions they indeed offer. With three ICAM CNC routing machines, the largest having a 6m by 2m flatbed they are able to cut a wide range of materials to custom order for clients anywhere in New Zealand. “The range of materials we can deal with is a big part of the attraction of what we do.” says Catherine. Materials include acrylic, foam PVC (Signex, Multiboard), aluminium composite material (ACM), MDF, plywood, polystyrene, plastics and non ferrous metals. Catherine adds “We are even able to flame polish clear acrylic and V groove ACM for light boxes and for building cladding.” With five staff and a 500 square metre factory site Creative Cam are able to offer a quick efficient service. “The key is experience in using the right software and generally a maximum three day turn around” comments Damon. “By simply emailing us the file we can give our clients a same day quote for the job.” The software used is a combination of Rhino for drawings which is imported into the machining programme Visual Mill and Alphacam. Creative Cam also offers a professional design service. “We are able to provide the full design package as well as just a cutting service. By working with a client we can create from the ground up including 3D modelling, virtually any project including challenging products such as architectural feature panels.” comments Damon. “It really is about providing router cutting solutions for our clients both quickly and professionally.”

For further information contact Damon at Creative Cam NZ Ltd on 09 442 4585 or email or see their website at

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design flexibility

Duncan Such

keep it simple


his edition of Buzz comes to you directly from Indianapolis where yesterday we went to the Indy500. How often do you get to stand within 20 feet of 33 cars flashing past at over 200 miles per hour. As someone said to me, you get to see all that is good and bad in the US when you cram 400,000 people in one place at one time. I n t e r e s t i n g l y, these cars are much simpler than F1 (though faster), and as a result it is much cheaper for teams to compete and so there are many more teams. They had a record number of lead changes so every lap there was something going on. If you get the chance, I highly recommend it for spine tingling speed, crashes and fantastic people watching. A theme of this JOINERS edition is classical machines. Simple machines which formed the basis for wood processing for many years and although they have not disappeared from view, they have certainly been overshadowed by the new high-tech computer driven solutions. Virtually every process in a cabinet shop now can be performed with a computerised solution which undoubtedly has transformed the industry. From design and sales software, through office systems, panel optimisation and on to the factory floor where saws, routers and edgebanders all of sophisticated controllers able to be linked to the office. This re-visiting of classical machines is timely. I am a great believer in regularly doing simplicity reviews of processes, designs, equipment etc with a view to cutting out “complexity creep”. I can best describe complexity creep as the way a product or process starts off as a simple idea, and then over time as you test the idea in a real situation, you find that you need to modify it to make it fit a range of situations.

The issue is however that the bolt-on’s can often add a new variable which has an unintended impact on the original idea. Now a new bolt-on or modification is required to address this issue. Early on in the life cycle of the idea, these modifications have relatively little impact and contribute to better performance, but there comes a time when the original simple idea becomes lost and all future development is affected. Simplicity reviews are really just a term for sitting down regularly and going back to the original idea and starting again with the increased knowledge that you have. It is then often possible to ditch all of the bolt-on’s and get a much better result. An example might be that a CNC machine centre might be performing every task on a workpiece. However, it might in fact be simpler to remove the workpiece and make one or more of the processes manually using classical machines which are dedicated only to that process (requiring no setup). In this case, a lot of the complexity might be hidden from view such as in the office machine programming, or through increased disruption being caused by bottlenecks in certain machines.

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The benefits to a business in improved efficiency, better on-time delivery, increased ease for sales people to deliver etc make these regular reviews well worthwhile. Maybe it is time to dust off some of those old classical machines.


Dr Buzz WOODFORM DESIGN LTD email: 58 The Concourse, Auckland, New Zealand Ph: +64-9-8354-107 Fax: +64-9 8354-180

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE The New Zealand Herald recently reported that dispute-resolution company Financial Services Complaints Ltd had experienced a five-fold increase in complaints about travel insurance over the past year, and that two thirds of the insurance complaints they handled concerned travel insurance claims that were declined. Most complainants were unsuccessful because they were caught out by the fine print in the policy. This stems from the common misconception – which the insurance industry does nothing to dispel – that insurance policies are commodities whose only distinguishing features are the size of the premium and the level of service you receive when a claim is made. In fact, travel insurance policy terms vary widely, and typically the size of the premium is directly proportional to the extent of the cover. If an insurance company decides to compete on price, any premium discount is usually accompanied by subtle changes in the policy wording and a consequential reduction of risk. I recently had occasion to look into travel insurance because my wife and I hired a Harley Davidson in Los Angeles and spent two weeks riding it the length of Route 66 to Chicago. I compared four different policies available through Chartis, Air New Zealand (underwritten by QBE), Tower, and finally the Chartis policy you get for free when you pay for your travel using a Westpac Titanium or Gold Amex or Mastercard. What I found was that you had to identify your major risks, and then see which policy best meets your needs, with cost being only

a secondary factor. I also found that if you want to pay something to upgrade the Bank credit card policy to the standard Chartis policy (the one that I personally recommend) you encounter a wall of indifference that is virtually impenetrable. And finally, I found that when you lose your wallet on the Interstate 40 in Arizona, the friendly staff at the call centre in Malaysia are pretty efficient and helpful. Just don’t bother trying to locate an operator in the USA in order to put through a collect call – they disappeared with the dinosaurs. There are certain obvious risks inherent in a time-constrained road trip in a foreign country. You might have to abandon your trip before you start, or you might have to curtail your trip while you are there, because of some crisis. Your luggage might be delayed or lost in transit, or it might turn up damaged or incomplete. Someone might steal it or you might lose it during the course of your travels. Your pre-paid transportation provider might go bust, or they might be prevented from delivering your hire car/motorbike/campervan or scheduled flights for some reason beyond their control. Your means of transport might break down, or be stolen, or be involved in an accident. You might be detained by the authorities, or by criminals, kidnappers, hijackers, or terrorists. Finally, you might infringe someone’s rights and end up as the defendant in a law suit. All of these risks are covered by the standard travel policies to some extent or other, but that “extent” ranges from comprehensive, to minimal. That is why, regrettably,

you have to read the policy – that is, if you can extract it from the insurance company before you have paid the premium. All the policies are subject to certain age, location & duration constraints. For example under the credit card policy, when you reach 75 or you have pre-existing medical conditions, the medical, funeral expenses and loss of income cover is unavailable (although you can have a check-up and pay extra to restore the cover). You won’t get cover for travel in countries identified by MFAT as “extreme risk”. And if the duration of your travel exceeds 35 days you have to be pre-approved and pay extra to have any cover at all. When you hire a vehicle, there is a chance that you damage it in an accident, or it breaks down or is stolen, causing you delay and additional expense. Generally the hire contract will include insurance against these eventualities - but that is yet another set of fine print you have to familiarize yourself with, if you can get hold of it (we couldn’t). You can pay the overseas hire company extra to eliminate the excess or deductible, or alternatively your travel insurance policy will include cover for the excess, to some degree. But beware of the latter because it might prove to be inadequate. For example under the credit card policy, hired vehicles exclude motorcycles. As far as your own possessions are concerned (money, travel documents and luggage), your home contents or domestic personal effects policy usually won’t extend beyond New Zealand, so the travel insurance

is critical. But the exceptions or exclusions are important. Understandably the insurance companies don’t want to cover you for your own carelessness, so typically they won’t cover you if you have left your possessions unattended (even if only briefly) or in an unlocked vehicle or accommodation. Incurring legal liability overseas is a risk, especially when travelling in a litigious country such as the USA or a “lawless sate” where corruption is the norm. For criminal liability (or alleged liability) you are pretty much on your own. If you are sued for a civil wrong, the cover seems superficially attractive but the devil is in the detail. Exemplary or punitive damages are excluded, as is any liability arising from any unreasonable, criminal, reckless or wilful act or omission on your part, or failure to comply with legislation, or the use of a vehicle. I repeat – no cover for use of a vehicle! If all this sounds a bit daunting, and you want some reassurance without having to go through the tedium of having to read and compare various policies, then follow these two rules of thumb. First, the “free” policy you automatically qualify for by paying for your travel with your credit card, might exclude the very risks you are concerned about. Secondly, the more you pay in premium, generally the better the coverage you will get.


Geoff Hardy has 37 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail geoff@madisonhardy. com. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Education – the way to get a sore head KBIS is the largest kitchen and bathroom industry show in North America. This year it was held in New Orleans and may account for some of the blurry patches and headaches I had while attending. Debra and I were there to present a talk on New Zealand design with the dubious title of From 1960 to 2013 in Ten Years – How New Zealand Grew up and Took Its Place in the Design World. A big thank you goes out here to our main supporters who helped get this presentation done. Hafele, Applico (SMEG), Resene, and Blum. Thank you for your encouragement and support, we couldn’t have done it without you. If any of you or your employees have spare liver parts please let me know, I may need some replacement bits in the near future. It wasn’t all drinks and parties at KBIS there was actually a trade show as well. Certainly not the size and style of Milano’s Eurocucina but still well worth a look. American kitchen and bathroom design is way more traditional than Europe or here. Dark oaks, solid timber panelled doors, and lots of fiddly details on countertops. You can still see examples in any 1980’s kitchen magazine, or on the floor at KBIS. Dispersed amongst these kitchen displays are some true gems though. Being an industry show there are more stands showcasing componentry than entire kitchens. Here you find handmade copper sinks, coloured cast iron butler sinks, and Bluetooth enabled shower heads that talk to your IPOD as you shower. Now you may think ‘What the?’ but these gems are new, unseen, and can give you the edge if your potential client wants a copper

shower head in a cast iron shower that sings Star Spangled Banner while they wash their hair. This is after all the USA.

10%.” Probably not relevant here, but to hear a CEO tell a room full of clients and competitors was amazingly honest.

Big is better there and this was highlighted in the 30 under 30. This group of under 30 year olds were being promoted as the future of the industry. I met a few of them and was surprised to see how strangely normal they were. Pleasant, intelligent, modest, (much like myself really...) and not really that different to most delegates who attend conference in New Zealand, with two exceptions. 1 They live in a country with a population of over 310 million and 2. On average their individual businesses had made roughly 5 million dollars in the past 5 years. One was worth over 15 million after starting a company selling bathroom vanities 18 months earlier. If you think the Y Generation are lazy and dumb think again.

Another great series was the “Voices from the Industry”. Here NKBA members got to present 45 minute seminars on a wide range of topics. There seminars were more like workshops with practical tips and tricks from website design, to efficiencies in manufacturing. Again the willingness of individuals to share information with their peers was amazing.

As KBIS is an industry show put on by the National Kitchen and Bath Association in the USA there is also a huge education program. This would have to be the real reason why people would go to KBIS and certainly why we go. There were 4 keynotes speakers all from very successful businesses. They talked of technology, design, sales, and the state of the industry. What impressed me the most was the willingness to share ideas and business strategy all wrapped up in a motivational format. I am used to keynotes talking about how successful they have been and telling stories of their success. Seldom do I hear, “...oh and by the way, if your website does not have a section for specifically Hispanic buyers you are turning you back on 27% of the market share. We did it and our sales moved up

I hear a lot about joining Associations and industry groups as a way to get more information from peers and being stronger by learning from each other but what I saw at KBIS puts every conference I have been to in New Zealand to shame. Why is it that in New Zealand we give away advice and knowledge to a potential customer who walks in off the street, but refuse to say how much work we generated through a website, or ad in the paper, or stand at a Home Show? If we think we are giving away valuable information to our competitors how much design advice and experience are we giving away to customers? I digress ... Our visit to KBIS was our third and what keeps us going back whenever the budget allows is education. We see products and applications that can be incorporated into our own work without becoming someone else’s work. We can listen to CEO’s of multimillion dollar companies talk about how they started from a garage and became global players. We can talk to our peers about real life issues and problems we face in

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the industry and get honest helpful answers. And we can laugh over a beer or bourbon to 3am about pronunciation, cricket and how astro turf killed American football. At least that is what I think he said, the room was spinning a little at that point. On 14-15 July the NKBA is having their conference in Christchurch. I am looking forward to it but I will be looking at it a lot more critically this time. The bar has been set. Oh and by the way, next week I will be manning our stand at the Home Show in Wellington. We have done this the past 2 years and it has been fantastic at generating work for us. Our Canadian friends tell us that it is the same for them too. Tony DeLorenzo Columnist and International Speaker.

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JITO investigates merging with a bi Minister Joyce – announced he is keen for less and larger ITO’s.

Development of a Rationale to Merge

With no rationale provided by Government, the JITO board of Directors over a period of eighteen months, has established a strategic direction for the future of JITO.

Background Information Many small ITOs such as JITO outperform large ones, with a stronger connection with their industries. The JITO board is very conscious of losing “industry voice” if merged into a large ITO. It was unquestionable that without a solid framework there would be unmitigated risks. To this end the JITO Board of Directors worked through the following considerations:

Finding a logical reason to merge for the benefit of the timber and aluminium joinery, glass and glazing and kitchen and bathroom design sectors was challenging. As a result, a set of rules was established to guide the strategic direction for the ITO. Recently there has been several illogical ITO merges which are already under scrutiny by their industries and as a result it is expected there will be further unsettling and costly realignment. Aside from glazing and automotive reglazing, JITO industries fit with the manufacturing sector as well as the constructions sector. The JITO Board of Directors determined that aside from automotive reglazing, the JITO sectors associated primarily with the construction sector. Throughout this time JITO investigated several potential merge partners – Flooring/ Painting ITO, Plumbing, Gasfitting Drainlaying & Roofing, The Skills Organisation (formerly Electrical) and with the BCITO as a passive onlooker.

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• Without leadership and vision from the top (government) we are not getting the best for industry training and NZ Inc • Financial levers, the TEC’s only available method of encouragement, has caused financial stress and failure of some ITOs which is harmful to industry and learners. • A “lolly scramble” has resulted in ITOs taking an unstructured and often unprofessional approach to gaining industry coverage. Ultimately it is unlikely to achieve an optimal outcome. This has already happened and further restructuring will inevitably eventuate. • Self-interest from Boards and CEOs have the ability to cloud decision-making around the right clusters for reshaped ITOs . • A focus on survival will compromise performance in ITOs – which will disadvantage learners. • A merge may offer an opportunity to regroup ITO coverage in the best interests of industry • Consolidation of ITO coverage while maintaining intimacy with industry • To capitalise on efficiency - for government in terms of expenditure, due to reduced infrastructure requirements - learners in terms of a more supported and focussed approach to performance - employers experiencing a unified approach to education and training.

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• A portfolio of improvements that may benefit industry - lifting the skills base of the workforce - lifting productivity in workplaces - lifting the productivity of ITOs - better delivery of the Tertiary Education Strategy • Provision for a structure that encourages generic skills development for learners thus making them more transportable across groups of industries • Fiscal responsibilites seriously affecting JITO with five very small sectors. With the ITO crunching numbers at a time when its stakeholders are enduring a recession and the government forcing mergers was a pandora’s box waiting to explode. A small organisation working through these issues whilst maintaining business as usual has been essential. For the JITO Directors these considerations decoded a rationale enabling progress onto a strategic direction following a set of rules. 4 Rules for merging established JITO could let the ITO’s fight it out or alternatively establish its

own rules for a logical end result. The JITO Board prefers the latter. Rule 1 Any merge will need to contribute to industry productivity. The most significant consideration has been extracted from the JITO Mission statement. “ ... improving the performance of the sectors.” Rule 2 All decisions made must be in the best interest of and in consultation with JITO industries The second significant consideration is about the interests and concerns of the timber and aluminium joinery, glass and glazing and kitchen and bathroom design sectors. Rule 3 Merge opportunities investigated that could ultimately result in one construction ITO Focussing on current government initiatives, consideration has been given as to how JITO could align with the direction of other large government agencies. A merge could enable JITO industries to collaborate with the whole of the construction industry. At this point the JITO Board strategically considered the merge partner with

igger ITO consider a merge which will improve performance of industry, be in the best interest of industry, be a collaboration between the different parts of the Tertiary Sector and follow an established framework as identified in the Vocational Pathways One Construction ITO will provide a logical grouping of industry coverage and does not rely on forcing further mergers of existing entities. It would be a more cost effective size thus allowing for meaningful comparisons of performance and efficiency. It is expected one construction ITO would be better for learners through informed career choices, providing information about the lesser known trades with a greater opportunity to build generic skill bases – improved productivity for NZ Inc. a focus on the long term strategy of merging with a partner that has the potential to form one dedicated construction ITO. Rule 4 Follow an established frame work as identified in the Vocational Pathways Collaboration between different parts of the tertiary sector will ensure that education and training is taking place in the most efficient manner and that duplication is avoided. Following the launch of the Vocational Pathways in schools, (see diagram above), students will be able to follow the recommended skills in one of the five main work sectors. This pathway will facilitate the move from high school into work or further education by providing clarity with career choices. If a student has a particular career in mind, they will be able to see which subjects and unit standards will help them to get there.This indicates that the key to getting the ITO landscape right is also about defining the coverage of each ITO using the Vocational Pathway framework. Summary of rationale and rules To give JITO industries the best chance of success JITO must

Following agreement in principal JITO will; • Initiate the due diligence process which includes 13 principals designed to ensure any merge will benefit the JITO sectors with no disadvantages. • Following the Due Diligence process, JITO together with its merge partner will fully consult with industry and other stakeholders charting the

agreed conditions for a merge. The consultation process will inform industry of agreements negotiated and the expected outcomes from a merge. • JITO will be requesting support or otherwise for the merge. Deb Paul Chief Executive JITO

One construction ITO would allow the CEO and Chair of the Construction ITO to form a round table with the other ITO’s to investigate and promote best practice. Government (tax payers) would be provided with the best opportunity for efficiency without compromising quality. A random approach is inherently risky in terms of optimal outcome. The advantages and risks to the Joinery ITO have been carefully considered which has concluded the preliminary phase of a strategy for the merge process. The Joinery ITO board recommendation The board recommends that JITO looks to merge with the BCITO (to be rebranded) with a long term strategy that the merged entity works towards the formation of one construction ITO. To progress a merger onto the due diligence phase, the board is seeking agreement in principal from the following stakeholders who are members of the Joinery ITO Incorporated Society. • Associations - Master Joiners NZ, WANZ, GANZ, NKBA • Individual stakeholders • TEC, NZQA and other government agencies JOINERS Magazine June 2013 page 75

master joiners AUCKLAND Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, Fax 09 270 9607, contact David Heather. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, Fax 09 442 2422, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email, contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/ Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, Fax 09 297 7152, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fineline Joinery Limited Unit 6B, 64 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 836 2212, contacts Chris Lipp / Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email

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

Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, Fax 07 572 4317, contact Barry Ririnui.

IP Joinery Ltd Unit 8, Industrial Building One. Opua Marine Park, Baffin St, Opua. 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.

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

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

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

Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, Fax 09 818 5870, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, Fax 09 279 8988, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown. KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Philip Tapp. Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, Fax 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. 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.

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

Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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


Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 441 7289, Fax 09 441 7296, contact Roydon Woodcock.

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

Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/ Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated. Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, Fax 07 886 7662, contacts Duane & Philip Cox. Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. 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.

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

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

Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, Fax 07 847 3004, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, Fax 07 870 4153, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@ 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. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Sean Wood. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, fax 07 827 6329 contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph/Fax 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, Fax 06 354 6649, email tjoinery@ Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, Fax 06 356 9270, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, Fax 06 753 9098, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster.

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

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

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

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

Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact Steve Duck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cutting Edge Joinery Ltd 3 Sissons Road, Pakowhai, Napier, Ph 06 870 3689, Fax 06 870 3690, contact Duncan Glover.

M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass.

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

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

Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent.

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

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

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

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, Fax 06 323 3723, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw.

Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, Fax 06 755 4013, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, Fax 06 759 8209, contact Mark Schmidt.

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchens by McIndoe PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery ITO Box 11-435, Wellington. Ph 04 385 8814, fax 04 385 8816, contact Deb Paul.

Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, fax 06 876 8496, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, Fax 04 586 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. 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, Napier, Ph 06 870 8911, Fax 06 870 8914, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly. Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, Fax 06 868 4240, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane. Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, Fax 06 843 5953, contact Craig Russell.

L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895, Fax 04 564 8896. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, Fax 04 567 2588, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph/Fax 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, Fax 04 297 2363, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 225 Cambridge Terrace, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, Fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns.

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

Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, Fax 03 548 6700, contact James Palmer.

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

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

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

Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, Fax 03 528 9011, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

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

Nazareth Joinery Ltd 1 Warwick Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 8752, Fax 03 579 3472, contact Ruda Suleiman.

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

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact John Andrew.

Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, Fax 03 354 8301, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth.

Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

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

Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated.

G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated.

The Sellers Room 9 Echodale Place, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 547 7144, Fax 03 547 7133, contact Margaret Sellers

Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb.NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, Fax 04 473 6360, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated. TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, Fax 04 566 0656, contact Theren Sugrue. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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

Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated.

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Secretary, Philip Thompson P O Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730 A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated. Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, Fax 03 548 0712, contact Kelvin Atkinson

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CANTERBURY Secretary, Josie Gray 28 Carlsen Street, Burwood, Christchurch Ph 03 387 0676 Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson.joinery@, 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. Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Benchtops Plus More 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, Fax 03 961 0707, contact Mike Davidson.

Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, Fax 03 381 1065, contact Peter Robertson. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, Fax 03 377 3509, contact Chris Moore. Mark White Joinery 108c Shortland Street, Aranui, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 8570, Fax 03 382 8571, contacts Mark White, Graeme Rountree. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, Fax 03 348 7951, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, Fax 03 920 1020, contact Shane Boyd. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph/ Fax 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, Fax 03 319 5574, contact Fraser Syme. 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 Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, Fax 03 314 8081, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery. Walklins Joinery Ltd 493 Bealey Road , R D 1, Christchurch 7671, Ph 03 318 1529, Fax 03 318 1129, contact Mark Walker.

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Focus 2012 Ltd 544a Kaikorai Valley Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 488 5288, Fax 03 488 5298, contact Spencer Bremner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, Fax 03 688 8225, contact Warren Atwill. 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.

Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, Fax 03 489 1514, contact Brian Ballantyne. 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.

Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, Fax 03 437 1337, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

O’Brien Group 2012 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, Fax 03 477 5556, contact Peter O’Brien.

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

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805 Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, Fax 03 442 7595, contact Kevin Harradine. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. 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.

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd Biesse Group New Zealand Bostik New Zealand Brio NZ Ltd Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited Forbo Flooring Systems Gabbett Machinery Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Hardware & Handles Ltd Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand Hideaway Bins

Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, Fax 03 453 5716, contact Ron Kirk. 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. Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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


Ikon Commercial Ltd Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies ITM Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd Lincoln Sentry NZ Ltd Nelson Pine Industries Ltd Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Resene Paints Ltd Schlegel Pty Ltd Sopers Macindoe The Laminex Group

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

Timspec Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd W & R Jack Ltd

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Executive Officer - Suzie Rees, PO Box 9459, Tower Junction, Christc

A.J. Bates Ltd 09 579 4392 PO Box 12 073 Penrose Auckland

Bestline Kitchens Ltd 09 534 1327 PO Box 38741 Howick Auckland 2145

Colleen Holder Design 09 527 1420 PO Box 11554 Ellerslie Auckland 1542

Dezignatek Limited 0800 333 350 PO Box 258-035 Botany Auckland 2163

Advanced Joinery Ltd 03 348 7700 PO Box 11 038 Christchurch 8443

Bestwood 09 633 1562 PO Box 76153 Auckland 2241 www.bestwood.

Communication Link Ltd 03 470 1122 PO Box 793 Dunedin 9054

Dream Doors (NZ) Ltd - Wanaka 03 443 5133 PO Box 31 306 Lake Hawea 9345

All About Kitchens & Bathrooms 04 527 8373 5B Jupiter Grove Upper Hutt Wellington 5018

Biesse Group NZ Ltd 09 820 0534 PO Box 76046 Manukau Auckland 2104

Ann Beales Design 027 645 0785 36 Blackbeech St Upper Hutt Wellington 018

Blum 09 820 5051 PO Box 71118 Rosebank Auckland 1348

Applico Ltd 09 574 1050 PO Box 92900 Onehunga Auckland 1643

Bonham Interior Ltd 09 303 1547 PO Box 65-178 Mairangi Bay Auckland 0754

Aquaknight 09 832 2214 PO Box 41049 St Lukes Auckland 1346

Bramco Granite & Marble Ltd 04 570 0025 PO Box 33305 Petone Wellington 5046

Artia 09 573 5135 PO Box 22410 Otahuhu Auckland 1060

Burns & Ferrall Ltd - Auckland 09 633 0900 PO Box 13140 Onehunga Auckland 1643

Artisan Stone Ltd 03 348 0680 PO Box 8500 Christchurch 8440

Busch Joinery Ltd 027 563 4537 1737 Boundary Rd RD 3 Ashburton 7773

Autocrat Joinery 07 574 8162 31 Maru St Tauranga 3116

Cabinet Development 09 827 7836 PO Box 15178 New Lynn Auckland 0640

Award Appliances (NZ) Ltd 03 348 0556 PO Box 6269 Christchurch 8442

Capital Kitchens Ltd 04 232 4135 PO Box 51 010 Tawa Wellington 5249

Bates Joinery 2008 Ltd 03 388 8111 PO Box 15044 Aranui Christchurch 8643

Carlielle Kitchens 09 238 5222 138 Manukau Rd Pukekohe 1023

Bathroom Express Ltd 03 423 9300 PO Box 21453 Edgeware Christchurch

Carmen Hubber Interior Design 03 442 7110 PO Box 2390 Wakatipu Queenstown 9349

Bays Joinery Ltd 03 544 0087 PO Box 1558 Nelson

Celia Visser Design Ltd 09 917 1794 PO Box 47-852 Ponsonby Auckland 1144

Beaver Kitchens 07 308 7642 28 McAlister St Whakatane 3120

Central Benchmakers Ltd 03 448 7514 55 Russell St Alexandra 9320

Benchtops Plus More 03 961 0710 PO Box 9115 Christchurch 8149

Central Joinery Ltd 09 250 2130 PO Box 13192 Onehunga Auckland

Bespoke on Khyber Ltd 09 966 2903 371 Khyber Pass Rd Newmarket Auckland

Classic Designz Ltd 027 476 2048 45 Dorset Street Westmere Auckland

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Complete Bathrooms Ltd 09 309 3991 PO Box 8027 Symonds St Auckland 1150 Construction Marketing Services Ltd 09 589 2068 PO Box 12185 Penrose Auckland 1642 Cooper Webley 2006 Ltd 03 547 0010 64 Beatty St Tahunanui Nelson 7011 Create Bathrooms & Kitchens 07 855 7043 3 Crowden Place Hamilton 3210 Cronin Kitchens 09 813 6192 PO Box 28700 Remuera Auckland 1541 Cube3 Cabinetry Ltd 09 297 7830 PO Box 103 Drury Auckland 2247

Du Bois Design Ltd 021 608 236 PO Box 128 506 Remuera Auckland 1541 Dux Industries 0800 367 389 PO Box 12076 Penrose Auckland 1642 Edward Gibbon Ltd - Christchurch 03 366 7199 PO Box 12168 Beckenham Christchurch 8242 Electrolux Home Products (NZ) 09 573 2220 PO Box 12170 Penrose Auckland 1642 Elite Hardware 03 348 0296 PO Box 36 256 Merivale Christchurch 8146 Elite Kitchens and Cabinets 09 298 8388 64 Hunna Rd Papakura Auckland 2110

Cutshop 0800 cutshop PO Box 25562 St Helliers Auckland 1740

Elizabeth Dittmer 06 379 6460 46 Charles Street Carterton 5173

Daiken New Zealand Limited 03 313 6819 Private Bag 1001 Rangiora 7440

Encompass Group Ltd 04 473 5553 PO Box 22200 Khandallah Wellington 6441

David Corbett CBDNZ 021 715 570 24A Rarangii Rd St Heliers Auckland 1071

Essex Cabinetmakers Ltd 09 827 3845 16 Portage Rd New Lynn Auckland 0600

de Bruin-Judge Furniture Ltd 09 443 0296 PO Box 101 434 NSMC Auckland 0745

Eterno Design Ltd 021 246 5753 29 Peel St St Andrews Sq Christchurch 8052

Debra DeLorenzo Design Ltd 04 381 3783 1 Ranfurly Tce Mt Cook Wellington 6021

Eurodesign Pty Ltd 61 420 907 046 PO Box 436 Collaroy Beach NSW Australia 2097

Denele Design 0800 336 353 5D / 84 Gunner Dr Waitakere Auckland 0610

European Kitchens Direct Ltd 03 379 4339 17 Hawdon St Sydenham Christchurch 8023

Design Consultancy/Julie Walker 07 549 4534 214 Kauri Point Road RD1 Katikati 3177

Europica Design Ltd 03 348 3766 45 Mandeville St Riccarton 8011

Designer Cabinets 1996 07 849 3757 PO Box 20089 Te Rapa Hamilton 3241 Detail by Davinia Sutton 03 356 2722 110 Office Rd Merivale Christchurch 8014

Exhibitions & Events NZ Auckland 09 976 8303 PO Box 9682 Grafton Auckland 1149

church 8149. tel: 03 322-1957, email:, web:

Exhibitions & Events NZ Canterbury 03 329 2263

Granite Benchtop Company Ltd 09 527 2110 PO Box 14429 Panmure Auckland 1741

Hostess Joinery BOP Ltd 07 575 6042 PO Box 1048 Hamilton 3240

Kitchen Dynamics 09 235 0252 122 Kitchener Rd Waiuku Auckland 0620

Farquhar Design Kitchens Ltd 07 573 4170 27 Station Rd Te Puke 3119

Granite Benchtops Taranaki Ltd 06 759 2125 PO Box 18020 New Plymouth

Hostess Kitchens Ltd 07 847 3099 PO Box 1048 Hamilton 3200

Kitchen Expo / Partners 09 625 3500 PO Box 27 262 Mt Roskill Auckland 1440

Graphic Glass Auckland 09 271 6005 PO Box 39469 Howick Auckland 2145

HR Jones & Co Ltd Kitchen Centre 06 323 4388 60 Aorangi St Feilding 4702

Kitchen In Ltd 06 753 8006 499 Carrington Rd, RD1 New Plymouth 4310

Finesse Joinery Ltd 03 348 7878 PO Box 33 371 Christchurch 8244 Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd 09 273 0660 PO Box 58 550 Botany Auckland 2163 Formatt Kitchens Ltd 03 441 4944 PO Box 2665 Wakatipu Queenstown 9349 Frances Robinson Design 09 238 5088 233 Wellington Street Pukekohe 2120 Fyfe Kitchens 09 274 7055 PO Box 204145 Highbrook Auckland 2161 GBC South Island Ltd 03 338 4848 PO Box 6182 Riccarton Christchurch 8442 German Kitchens Ltd 04 802 4806 PO Box 6140 Wellington 6141 Gibbs Industries (Waikato) Ltd 07 847 8193 PO Box 5151 Frankton Hamilton 3242 Glass Art Ltd 07 928 3366 118 Aerodrome Road Mt Maunganui 3116 Glassforce 03 384 3077 PO Box 19745 Woolston Christchurch 8241 Glen Johns Design 06 759 0940 PO Box 54 New Plymouth 4340 Good Kitchens Ltd 09 267 2687 PO Box 202-035 Southgate Auckland 2246 GP Design 03 385 0100 12 Royston Common RD 6 Christchurch 7676 Graeme Faire Ltd 09 299 6237 PO Box 72937 Papakura 2244 Grandee 1998 09 272 7131 PO Box 39448 Howick Auckland 2010

Graphic Glass Canterbury 03 343 1044 PO Box 16252 Hornby Christchurch 8441 Greenmount Manufacturing Ltd 09 273 9030 PO Box 58708 Botony Auckland 2163 Hafele NZ Ltd 09 274 2049 PO Box 58542 East Tamaki Auckland 2041 Hagley Joinery Marlborough Ltd 03 578 4788 19 Nelson St Blenheim 7201 Hagley Kitchens Ltd 03 338 8235 PO Box 6121 Riccarton Christchurch 8442 Harvey Norman Stores (NZ) PTY LTD (Commercial Branch) 09 442 6500 PO Box 100-952 NSMC Auckland 0745 Heathcote Appliances 07 839 5443 PO Box 1376 Hamilton Heirloom Kitchens 07 578 6361 35 Koromiko St Tauranga 3110 Heritage Tiles - Head Office 09 270 7970 PO Box 12378 Penrose Auckland 1642 Hettich New Zealand 09 274 4036 PO Box 58 194 Botany Auckland 2141 Hierarchy Architecture Limited 03 963 8031 PO Box 1252 Christchurch 8011 Home Ideas Centre - Christchurch 03 348 2863 Christchurch 8011 Home Ideas Centre - Wellington 04 568 9607 Wellington

Hughes Joinery 06 952 3581 PO Box 4250 Palmerston North Image Glass NZ Limited 09 576 9858 PO Box 260081 Howick East Auckland 2146 Ingrid Geldof Design 03 377 2557 12 Bealey Ave Christchurch 8014 Interior Fittings Ltd 07 348 1041 PO Box 1128 Rotorua 3040 Interior Space Ltd 03 366 9493 18 Melrose St Christchurch 8013 James Hardie NZ Ltd 09 525 4894 PO Box 12070 Penrose Auckland 1601 JITO 04 385 8814 PO Box 11435 Wellington 6142 Jones & Sandford Timber & Hardware 06 759 4399 PO Box 7109 Fitzroy New Plymouth Judy Bark CKDNZ 06 877 8449 47 Hikanui Drive Havelock Nth. 4130 Havelock North Kapiti Kitchens & Bathrooms 04 293 1084 361 Te Moana Rd Waikanae 5036 Kerikeri Cabinets 09 407 1000 2998 Kapiro Rd, RD 1 KeriKeri Kings Fourth Generation Woodworking Co 06 379 8812 PO Box 194 Carterton Wairarapa 5743 Kitchen Architecture Ltd 09 444 6383 PO Box 301103 Albany Auckland 0752 Kitchen Craft Ltd 09 274 4221 PO Box 20-4221 Highbrook Auckland 2161

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2 million square metres laid In the month of May, Strandfloor® from The Laminex Group surpassed an impressive milestone. It’s been a little over three years since The Laminex Group began distributing Strandfloor® in NZ. In that time over 2 million square metres have been laid in homes, offices, even gymnasiums throughout the country. Laid end on end that would be more than enough Strandfloor ® to run from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island!

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The structural integrity of Strandfloor® as a raised timber platform has already been proven by seismic activity in NZ. When compared to concrete and other reconstituted timber flooring alternatives, Strandfloor® has the ability to withstand high seismic loads and has unrivalled environmental credentials. Strandfloor® is available in both square edge and tongue & groove, there is also an H3.1 treated option designed specifically for use in wet areas. All Strandfloor® products are BRANZ appraised and meet the requirements of NZS 3604 for sheet flooring. Strandfloor® also meets the E0 low formaldehyde emissions level for reconstituted wood flooring. For more information on Strandfloor ® please contact your local representative from The Laminex Group or visit www.

Magic Grip® mesh Add value to your finished product with the inclusion of non slip shelf and drawer liners. Magic Grip® Mesh from Reid and Twiname is a PVC coated non slip grip matting. It is non adhesive, washable and durable and is incredibly easy to use. Simply cut to size and place on clean surface, and an instant non slip surface is created. No more messy drawers and broken items, things will stay put on a cost effective non slip surface. MagicGrip® Mesh can be precut to narrower widths to suit specific applications on request. Rolls are 125cm wide and 50m in length. With 5 colours to choose from there is something to suit a variety of decors. MagicGrip® Mesh can also be used under rugs and carpet to keep them in place. Reid and Twinameare a well established New Zealand company of 90 plus years, importing and distributing industrial textiles and motor body hardware. The textile side of the business covers automotive, marine, outdoor and general and also encompasses a vast range of accessories, trimmings and fasteners and fittings. With over 2500 products and supply agreements with over 300 suppliers and manufacturers, we offer our customers top quality products with the backing of quality customer service. A recently upgraded website offers customers the ability to view photos and specifications of the extensive product range.

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awards on show with wood expo The National Forest and Wood Industry Training Awards, being held on September 13 in Rotorua are timed to coincide with an exciting week which starts with the inaugural WoodEXPO. The three day WoodEXPO 2013 includes a wood processing summit, two days of exhibitions and technology workshops, followed by New Zealand’s prestigious annual Forest and Wood Industry National Training Awards 2013 dinner. “The timing of the Forest & Wood Industry National Training Awards to run on the last day of the three-day WoodEXPO 2013 in Rotorua is ideal” says FIEA Director, Brent Apthorp. "The WoodEXPO 2013 will for the first time be attracting global technology providers to the city to outline the very latest innovations that can be adopted by local sawmilling, wood manufacturing and panels companies. It’s certainly shaping up to be a busy, informative and week of celebration for the New Zealand forestry and wood products industries.” The Wood Expo has been set up specifically for sawmilling, wood manufacturing and wood panel companies. It is being run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) while the Forest and Wood Industry National Training Awards is an annual event held by FITEC/Competenz. These two associations have similar objectives with a key outcome being to improve local companies productivity and performance. The nomination form, eligibility and criteria, and tickets for the Awards are available on Information on the WoodEXPO is available on http://www. Sponsors: Stihl, Rayonier/ Matariki Forests, JNL, ACC, Mirotone, Skellerup. Partners: JOINERS Magazine, Logger, Home Ideas Centre, Danske Mobler ² COMPETENZ The Forest Industry Training and Education Council (FITEC) announced their merger into Competenz. The merger was effective from May 1, 2013. The outcome is expected to be enhanced training services and a stronger financial base to expand future services to the forest and wood industry.

a natural Quoting Partner for S4211 compliance With the establishment and spread of NZS4211, timber joiners now need to look at compliance at the time of quoting. Winning a job and then finding sashes, doors, mullions or transoms need upgrading with either material types or material thickness can eat into profits quickly. Designed and developed by Michael Bangs and working closely with a well known local timber joinery company to modify existing joinery designs and create additional new designs compliant with NZS 4211, Woodman Software has proved the ideal partner when quoting, for such compliance. “Woodman Software develops as NZS4211 develops” comments Mr Bangs “The programme is flexible to include updates as they come along. Woodman can calculate wind loadings to 4211 and uses the 4211 parts and profiles and calculations from the recently released NZS4211 manual. New bifold and sliding track systems are currently being added to 4211 and also to Woodman. Suppliers keep me up to date with changes so the variations can be included in the software.” The flexibility applies to old renovations where 4211 is not required: “This is not an issue as Woodman software still holds its original designs to give the joiner the flexibility he needs.”


With the addition of parametric CAD drawings to designs and products tailored to New Zealand specifications the Woodman system gives a fast turnaround on quotations with a professional touch. “Flexibility is the key to Woodman Software. With the support of a well known joinery company Woodman can price jobs using existing designs and tailoring them to suit or making a one off design from scratch that can be used again and again if required” says Mr Bangs “With just two days training clients are sending out accurate quotes. Importantly, Woodman keeps the intellectual property in the hands of Master Joiners. A lot of money has been spent on creating the NZS4211 designs by and for ‘Master Joiners’. Consequently I have created two databases, one for Master Joiners and one for those who opt out of NZS4211. The NZS4211 database will only be supplied to Master Joiner members.” For more information contact Michael Woodman on 09 846 3364 or email michael@ -

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