Joiners Magazine June 2017

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

June 2017

edgebanding machinery 8 companies 8 stories

panel development new products from 3 leading panel suppliers

timber design 9 winners 1 supreme



FineLine inserts are so versatile they can also be used in pull-outs!

Who would have thought that the inside of drawers and pull-outs could be so tidy, functional and individual. FineLine MosaiQ is fun to plan and work with. Made with a material mix of warmly attractive wood and ďŹ ne metal, the range creates a contemporary, high-end look and a balanced, visual link to carefully chosen kitchen fronts.

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new panel options 16 COVER PHOTO Glue mounted Sensys hinge p.38 photo courtesy Hettich

Whether used as a decorative finish, or providing the hidden carcass of a kitchen or furniture item, panel is the ever present material in the kitchen and furniture industry. We look at three new product ranges and some specific applications.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Liam Wackrow ends his term in the Presidents seat with his thoughts on compliance, training and insurance.

Laminex NZ Update 14

Laminex NZ General Manager Jerome Deperrois tells us about a new Formica range, new technical assistance avenues available and a new version of 20/20.

edgebander buys 26 Eight examples of recent edgebander purchases by NZ buyers. What they selected, how they selected it, and how it worked out.

NKBA viewpoint 67

Suzie Rees discusses the importance of design and qualification standards and how designers and manufacturers can assist each other.

Steering a Course 86

Ian Featherstone warns of the dangers of assuming others think as you do and provides pointers on avoiding confusion.

european shows 36 The big two European shows, interzum and Ligna, have just ended and we get an early review from several major participating companies who have close interest in New Zealand.

Due Process 84

Geoff Hardy looks at the various building & construction acts and comments on their pertinence to joinery contractors.

H&S 98

Kathy Compliance considers the relationship between common sense and health & safety, but suggests we should always try to cross our T’s .

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 14 Trade Directories - 90 BCITO news - 87 Classifieds - 100

hinge market 62 Hinged doors in the kitchen have given ground in recent years to drawer systems. However that hasn’t stopped development and choice. We speak to several suppliers and find it is all about durability, smooth action and ease of application.

timber design awards 76 The NZ Wood Resene Timber design awards returned after a short hiatus to re-align dates. We show the category winners covering a huge cross section of timber use and provide judges comments on their selection.

Tunnicliffes relate Edgecumbe flood reality - p.80 JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 3

from the presidents desk

That’s it from me


write this as I consider what to talk about in my last address in Joiners Magazine as I step down from my current role as president of Master Joiners. How two years in the chair have zipped by.

It could be said that any reference of the word Recession or GFC-2009 are now a distant memory in our industry’s vocabulary. We now talk lead times, how long lead times are and how difficult it is to find staff to either train or fill a staffing gap to reduce these lead times. Technology can assist but we still need hands on deck so please take the time to look at the fully overhauled Apprentice Training Programme that our industry wanted and is now online through the BCITO. It’s exciting times ahead. My personal passion, timber Joinery and particularly Compliant Timber Joinery is making headway and is now one of the very few options available in our biggest market Auckland, as compliance has now become the norm as a performance requirement. The very new appointment of an Operations Manager, Andrew Long, to the JMFNZ Ltd business is the next step in growing a nationwide acceptance and enforcement of the performance tested timber joinery system with joiners, Councils and Government and I wish him well in his endeavours. One thing all members need to consider in this ever more contractual world we live in is insurance and in particular, Public Liability Insurance. I am astounded to hear that this is still not taken up by some members who interact with clients or the public with their businesses! I would think it is an essential part of business in today’s environment and it would be strongly recommended to have this cover, no matter what industry you are in. And I’m really looking forward to the Master Joiners Conference in Taupo this year. Record numbers are in with huge support from our industry’s suppliers so I thank you all and look forward to catching up with everyone in a few weeks. As I sign off, I’d really like to thank the Executive for their support over the past couple of years. I have developed some genuine friendships within our Exec team and long may they continue as it is the quality of the people that make the job that much easier. The big cog in this Master Joiner wheel is our Executive Officer Corinne and I thank her immensely for her assistance and guidance. That’s it from me, take care and onwards and upwards. Cheers Liam Wackrow National President Registered Master Joiners

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From the Publisher


from hinges to hoedowns


espite the increasing popularity of soft close pull out drawers in the home especially the kitchen, hinges are still very much on the scene. The hinge has continued to develop to become more robust and efficient and all the leading suppliers have moved on with new versions to market. Their inclusion in kitchen design has continued and we have a look at what’s out there in this issue The big talking point at the moment is of course the Ligna and Interzum trade shows from Germany. We have some information on them but the main thrust will come in our September issue. Some interesting commentaries are in this issue though. We have combined this with a look at the most often changed machine technology, edgebanders. These machines are just getting better and better in terms of speed and accuracy let alone the ‘invisible’ finish look. No doubt there will be plenty from the Ligna Show in our September issue. One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the expansion of new products in the panel product segment of the market. The proliferation of board product has allowed architects and designers to look at new looks and to push the design envelope into new areas. We have a few of them to look at here.

An interesting one from my perspective is the feature on KLC, one of the largest pine remanufacturing operations here in New Zealand. With a five hectare site south of Rotorua in the Kaingaroa Forest this baby is really impressive. They are the only large scale user of the eco friendly MicroPro® treatment process in New Zealand. Managing Director Kevin Lewis made for an interesting interview. They are actively promoting their wares (through others) to those in the joinery trades. Makes for a good read I thought. The feature from Tunnicliffes down in Edgecumbe is of special interest what with going through the recent flooding. They have survived and are up and running. Hats off to this true Kiwi grit stuff. Edgecumbe has seen its fair share of natural disasters over the years and they have always recovered in style. On a different note we now send out NZ wide email shots (EDMS) under the heading JOINERS Magazine Industry Updates. If you are not getting it go to our website and on the opening screengrab send us your email details or simply give us a ring. The Master Joiners Conference is on shortly so we will all be catching up at the Waiaraki Resort Hotel just out of Taupo. Congratulations must go to the new man Operations Manager Andrew Long at JMF NZ Ltd. This company, an integral part of the Master Joiners set up now, will play a vital role in the years ahead. Andrew’s appointment recognises the inevitable expansion of this company and its operation. Hope to see many of you at the annual hoedown in Taupo but in the meantime happy reading Bob Nordgren

JMF NZ Ltd Operations Manager Regional Sales Manager Laminex NZ Laminex New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex Houghton to the position of Regional Sales Manager – Southern, effective 8 May, 2017. A former Regional Sales Manager for Roof Tile Group and most recently as South Island Sales & Operations Manager at Dimond Industries, Rex has a proven track record of leading successful teams within highly competitive industries. His experience within Fletcher Building will enable him to hit the ground running at Laminex NZ. Rex will be based in Christchurch. 

Regional Sales Amorini Amorini are pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Spencer to the position of Regional Sales Representative. Anita is looking forward to building customer relations as well as providing training and enhancing product knowledge and benefits to consumers, for the benchtop and splashback solutions Amorini has to offer. Anita comes from a background of over ten years in the kitchen design industry, bringing a wealth of design and sales experience. She is looking forward to this new role at Amorini and will be in contact with those in her region shortly. Anita can be contacted on (021) 194-3849 or anita.spencer@ 

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JMF New Zealand Limited is an industry leading organisation. Its purpose is to develop, promote and continually improve the best timber joinery designs for New Zealand timber joinery manufacturers. Success to date has led to a membership of 152 affiliated timber joinery manufacturers, all with access to the most comprehensive fully tested and compliant timber window and door suite in New Zealand. There are 570 architects and specifying authorities currently with access to the secure website to enable the use of drawings and profiles. JMF New Zealand Ltd have appointed a dedicated Operations Manager, Andrew Long, to take the business to a new level. He will report to the Directors of JMF New Zealand Ltd who have set a strong strategic direction and feel they have the right person to drive the newly created business plan and ensure key objectives are met. The Operations Manager is responsible for: •

Engaging members by seeking their input and regularly communicating progress towards key objectives

Coordinating a testing program designed to increase the tested suite of exterior timber windows and doors compliant to the NZ building code

Supporting Master Joiners Federation educate key stakeholders such as Councils, MBIE, ECCA, NZIA etc. to ensure the awareness of the JMF suite of products and associated benefits of Compliant Timber Windows and Doors

Ensuring the integrity of the project by coordinating an appropriate auditing program designed to ensure product quality and fairness to all members

All communications and administration of JMF NZ Ltd

Andrew is based in Auckland and intends to visit and communicate with both NZS:4211 affiliated members and Master Joiners in all regions. Those attending the Master Joiners Conference in Taupo will have the opportunity to meet and chat with him. 

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PRO100 partner with Jacks Jacks were recently pleased to announce a partnership between Design2Cam and W & R Jack Ltd to provide ongoing sales and support for PRO100. Software support will continue to be provided by Anthony Scammell from Design2Cam, while all sales and administration – including invoicing – will now be carried out by Scott Villis at Jacks. This new partnership is designed to ensure continued prompt and effective support for PRO100 users, while maintaining the availability of software, upgrades and ongoing training for existing and new PRO100 customers throughout New Zealand.

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Wairakei Conference Coming up soon on Master Joiners Conference, 15-17 June at the Wairakei Resort in Taupo. See our September issue for a review of the conference and all the award winners.

Software Giveaway the June winners are ... Facelift Kitchens Ltd Tauranga Simply Joinery Blenheim


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NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2017: The Resene Supreme Overall Award winners, from left - Grant Wilkinson (Ruamoko Solutions), John Kilby and Joanne Duggan (Resene), Andrew Barrie (University of Auckland), Cass Goodwin (Ruamoko Solutions), Woo Min Lee (University of Auckland), Thomas Kaestner (Contract Construction). Go to page 76 for pics and all the winners.

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Blum at interzum

A trade fair like no other – the future technology for our industry all in one place. This year was no disappointment with innovations and topics of sustainability and digitalized living. The first-hand glimpses of materials, machinery and hardware filling the stands in Cologne, Germany. At the Blum booth at Hall 7.1 was the future in lift, hinge and pull-out systems – with a focus on the much anticipated 155 Zero Protrusion CLIP top hinge with integrated BLUMOTION

and newly optimized AVENTOS range. Displayed in parallel to product are the next generation in Blum’s support services, assembly devices and digital tools. Developments in Blum’s E-Services reach a new level of connectivity with product configuration, technical data accessibility and streamlined ordering. Demonstrated in the manufacturing journey its’ an exciting industry movement which will support your business day-to-day. Here in New Zealand we are known to embrace innovation. Many kiwi cabinet makers are already using the Blum EA App for easy assembly as well as directly ordering online. Watch this space for when the developments displayed at Interzum 2017 will hit our shores.

Biesse acquires Avant investments in the creation of digital factories continue

Italian corporate, Biesse Group recently acquired control of Avant, a company specializing in the development of software for the integration and supervision of machining lines and working cells. Avant's applications are able to automatically manage all the information of the manufacturing process, from cutting to edgebanding to boring operations and, in recent years, sorting as well, the backbone of any batch-one production system. Biesse Group boasts more than 1000 systems installed worldwide, with a 170% increase in systems installed in the past 3 years. An undeniable achievement that confirms the reliability of Biesse's technology and the

competence of the team in charge of the design and development of ready-made factories and of the integration of existing solutions with complementary software and machinery. Thanks to the innovative technology used by Biesse Group and Avant, real-time tracking and management systems have been developed which, with specifically generated reports, allow the client to have total control over the manufacturing process, with a resulting increase in production efficiency of over 90%. ‘‘It is a strategic operation,’’ commented Paolo Tarchioni, Assistant to Biesse Group's CEO of Coordination and Planning of Product Development, ‘‘aimed at optimizing the know-how into which the group has always invested and strengthening our commitment to the creation of integrated systems and technological solutions 4.0 in order to support our clients in the development of digital factories.’’ 

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Smart, simple and connected The Biesse Group is one of the largest suppliers of wood working machinery in the world and a recognised leader in bringing practical technology to the industry. This was evident at this year’s Ligna fair in Hanover where the group had the biggest display in its history at the show. Federico Broccoli is Wood Division director/ Sales and Subsidiaries Division and director, Biesse Group. He says “It’s a confirmation of our strength as a Group. To reach this result, you need to have an excellent commercial strategy, high quality products and the capability to show them in the best way. Biesse recently acquired the Italian company Uniteam. It will prove to be a fast lift towards the sectors of housing, bio-construction and timber houses. We are trying to create business development paths in different sectors.” Besides wood, glass and stone the Biesse Group is also proficient in the housing, plastic and advanced materials sectors. Smart Of the well-used “industry 4.0” term, Federico says it’s a matter of efficiency. “It means increasing productivity without changing floorspace and the number of employees.” This is good news for Australian manufacturers who often see the new manufacturing ethos as “Only for the bigger guy’s, those that can afford it.” Federico continues “In Europe; companies simply want to produce in a more efficient way. Industry 4.0 is not just a buzz word or a fashion concept; it’s a shared need from the whole manufacturing industry. It’s true that two years ago the need for Industry 4.0 was expressed by the world’s major 500 industries but today it is worth noting that companies with fewer than 20 employees are searching for this productive concept as well.” Biesse featured a ‘Booth 4.0’ with 50 connected and fully integrated technologies at Ligna. Visitors experienced the digital factory with a comprehensive overview on what Industry 4.0 can offer to artisans and small companies aiming to increase production; medium and large industries producing small, non-standard size batches; doors and windows. Even SMEs and craftsmen are ready to move towards the ‘interconnected factory’ approach. Among new features for the Rover range, the new Rover M5, which was designed for machining high volume pieces, was displayed for the first time at Ligna. No other machine on the market matches its performance, size and competitive price. With a working height of up to 535 mm, this unique technology can be used by manufacturers of highly varied and delicate three dimensional items to create their own

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Biesse’s stand at Ligna featured a strong presence of solid wood with themes of ergonomics & accessibility.

products without involving third parties. The work table can be customised to suit different machining requirements and can be used to clamp high volume pieces and load any type of equipment in order to machine components in a wide range of sizes. Simple “Thinkforward is all about Biesse’s ability to innovate, to provide integrated solutions that are complex but easy to use, allowing us to produce more, better, at a lower cost. It encourages us to keep looking ahead, to get a better feel for how we need to act today” said Raphaël Prati, marketing and communication director for Biesse Group. “Thinkforward was also the concept for our stand at Ligna with 5,000m2 of innovation and technology where visitors experienced how the digital factory can change the way we perceive and produce things.” Over 40 fully functional solutions were on display targeting all manufacturers, from large to small. With Biesse’s 4.0 ready solutions every level can become fully fledged “smart factories.” As part of the Thinkforward philosophy, a Biesse classic, bLab, will be featured. This is a laboratory where the best software in the sector can be tested and manufactured items can be rendered digitally, allowing users to run tests even before production begins physically. The new version interfaces flawlessly with the tactile controller available for Rover machines and produces a new work list designed to make the most of the touch-screen and to improve navigation between environments, making it even simpler and more intuitive.

Highlights of Biesse’s huge stand at Ligna was a strong presence of solid wood with major themes like ergonomics, rationality and machine accessibility. The idea is of reducing space and making more compact machines without reducing safety. Nesting technology includes the new Rover K FT, a machining centre for nesting and designed to adapt fully to the production space. It can be accessed safely from all 4 sides and set up to allow for a workflow that runs either left to right or right to left. Connected Biesse has recently overcome challenges as a result of its leading technological position in the market. “We decided to believe in and invest in our skills and this has brought great results. We created a large network of international branches. We’ve hired new people both in Italy and at our branch offices, have more incoming orders and a greater market share. We increased our growth by 60% over the past three years. These numbers confirm that our group is the top Italian player in the market and the second player in the world by revenue, with a significantly higher growth rate than our competitors” said Federico. “Biesse group’s three year plan is starting with excellent 2016 results,” stated the Group general manager, Stefano Porcellini. Biesse expects to achieve revenues of more than Euro 825 million in 2019 as a result of growth in consolidated net revenues of 10.1%. Particular attention and targeted investments will be devoted to the development of the concepts of think4ward, internet of things and Industry 4.0.

“This year we had a good start in North America, Europe, including Italy, Asia and Australia” says Federico. “We strongly believe in the potential of the Middle East markets. A new campus will open in Dubai in June 2017. Dubai and Istanbul will be our logistic platform in the Middle East and further plans include Lebanon, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.” Biesse Group invested in China with positive results and there is a renewed interest in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A 4,000 square metre investment is in the pipeline for Sydney and will be opened in 2018. “We recorded good return on investments in Asia with Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea the pillars of our sales increase. Biesse India boasts a new manufacturing unit in Makali, Bangalore” said Federico. “The Biesse Group’s strong worldwide presence and its competence in a wide range of technologies make the group a significant player on the world stage. Biesse Group has worked hard to increase its presence in the areas they serve and remain close to Biesse’s true asset, its customers.”

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Seminars throughout the show feature international and local speakers.

The Recruitment & Growth Hub provides a networking opportunity for employers and potential employees to help address the need to train an extra 60,000 workers over the next 5 years. “We’re delighted to partner with buildnz | designex this year and to provide this opportunity to industry people attending the event. In partnership with industry, we’ve developed Workforce Development Plans for each trade under our coverage and we look forward to sharing these strategies with a wide industry audience at the show,” Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive, BCITO. Another is The Build Summit, a dedicated industry summit offering key updates and innovations within the building sector and focusing on the issues facing the industry today – in plain English. Key themes across The Build Summit surround productivity, capacity, quality management and ultimately how to contribute to the bottom line for your business. The impressive line-up of speakers features thought leaders from both New Zealand and abroad including; Mat Colmer, built environment specialist from the UK who will be speaking about digital construction. Rob Sobyra who will be talking to Construction Skills Queensland’s Farsight Project, predicting the future of construction work. Domestic speakers include Paul Hobbs, giving an update from MBIE, Jenny Parker from National Association of Women in Construction, and President of NZ Institute of Architects, Christina van Bohemen.

Delegates attending The Build Summit will be presented with innovative case studies, panel discussions along with highlighting new technology that is impacting the construction sector. For the full programme or to register see www.buildsummit. Add to this a comprehensive programme of free to attend professional development seminars including keynote speakers Professor Mark Burry a n d P r o f e s s o r J a n e B u r r y, special features, networking opportunities, show-only specials, and the opportunity to win a huge array of prizes (including a brand new Ford) - this is the one event the industry won’t want to miss. A full seminar program may be viewed at H e l d a t A u c k l a n d ’s A S B Showgrounds 25-27 June 2017, buildnz | designex will be across 4 halls and a massive 12,000m2 of exhibition space making it the largest industry trade event i n t h e c o u n t r y. T h e 3 - d a y event is also co-located with the National Safety Show; the largest event National of its kind in concentrating on workplace health and safety solutions and education. Buildnz | designex is a trade only event open to all industry professionals and visitors may register to attend for free at


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Laminex New Zealand

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t’s been a busy year so far at Laminex NZ – we’ve moved our Melteca low pressure paper treating operation from Papakura to our manufacturing facility in Hamilton and are happy to announce that it is once again up and running at full capacity. Following a busy first few months full of colour updates, in late March we launched the very exciting Formica ARtouch – a laminate surface with antimicrobial and anti-fingerprint properties. With a soft-to-the-touch matte finish, Formica ARtouch is postformable and has thermal healing capabilities meaning that burnishes can be repaired by approved fabricators. We have 43mm edgetape available for all decors in the range, and 23mm also available for solid colours. This introduction was met with enthusiasm from both specification and trade customers – visit or contact your Laminex NZ sales representative for more information or to view a sample. We listened to our customers who told us they wanted faster, easier access to our technical data online. We’ve created a hub page for all technical data on our Laminex New Zealand website – check it out today at technical.php. We also recently celebrated our ten year anniversary of being Environmental Choice NZ certified – this was profiled via a case study in the ECNZ newsletter and on their website. Visit to read the full article. Our IT Bureau team have recently launched 2020 Design version 11.6 which offers new features such as cloud-based solutions, virtual reality experiences and is fully compatible with new versions of Windows and other operating software. Our imos team are currently offering free, in-depth, no obligations consultations for new customers. These involve a review of your systems, software, machinery and processes and can be done on site or remotely depending on the complexity of your business. If you’d like to learn more, or have questions about either imos or 2020 Design contact the IT Bureau team at And don’t forget our Formica Formations design competition – this year we’re challenging designers to enhance our modern environment and contribute to a better life, a better home and a better world for all, using Formica laminate. There’s over $10,000 in prizes and the winning designs in each category will see their visions brought to life. Entries close July 31. Visit to enter. Very soon we’ll be seeing each other in Taupo at the annual Master Joiners conference. I’m looking forward to meeting so many of you and getting to know you and your businesses better. Until then, Jerome Deperrois General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Residential Winner and Supreme Winner of the Joinery and Design award was this kitchen from The Sellers Room. Clever storage, gorgeous large working surfaces, clever interconnection with other living spaces. A kitchen perfectly designed for the clients needs and beautifully constructed - said the judges.

Winner of Best Commercial project from Bays Joinery. The judges said - a significant project needing a can do attitude from detailing to fabrication to installation. Making the architects dream come true isn’t always easy but the winner achieved this in style.

Top of the South Awards “In an effort to celebrate and promote the high le ve l of manufacturing excellence and design skills within the local joinery industry the concept of the Joinery and Design awards was launched” states Philip Thompson Branch secretary for the Nelson Marlborough Master joiners. “The awards really celebrate what our local joinery business can achieve both in the commercial and residential space. A number of entries were for projects in other NZ regions which shows what can be achieved by the Top of the South manufacturers on a national level.” 

Supreme Award The Sellers Room Best Kitchen Bays Joinery Best Kitchen Design The Sellers Room Best Commercial Bays Joinery Best Kitchen $15K-$30K Bays Joinery Best Kitchen Under $15K Bays Joinery Best Spec, Stairs, Counter Fitment The Sellers Room Best Benchtop The Sellers Room Best Storage Design Solution The Sellers Room Best Use of Colour Nazareth Joinery Best Use of TimberOrange Joinery Best Use of Lighting Bays Joinery


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see & touch Whether used as a decorative finished product or providing the hidden carcass of a kitchen or furniture item, panel is the ever present material in the kitchen and furniture industry. Over the next few pages we look at three new additions to the sector which are definitely in the see and be seen category and then visit some panel applications in the door manufacturing market calling for specific dimensions and construction.

fl m f Prime Panels has extended its product line-up with the introduction of new high-gloss acrylic panels. Tested with steel wool to prove it is fit for purpose in the most demanding environments, the new generation acrylic from Prime Panels offers an incredible level of scratch resistance. Engineered to have a clear advantage over traditional two-pot lacquer paint systems that easily chip and mark, Prime Acrylic offers impressive durability. It has greatly improved UV resistance, offering a depth and intensity of colour that will stand the test of time. 10 colours in the range with a mix of both solids and metallics. All acrylic colours have the option of an exact match Prime Edging in standard or laser finish. There are two panel sizes and three thicknesses available, providing great options for cabinetry or decorative panels. Panels are supplied double-sided and substrate options include MDF MR/EO. For more information, please visit

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ARtouch AR touch collection

more than meets the eye Laminex New Zealand makes a statement with Formica® ARtouch™, the next generation of surface materials. Visually striking at first glance, but with state-of-the-art functionality and surprisingly little maintenance required, Formica ARtouch is a game changer in surfacing. As beautiful as it is durable, Formica ARtouch features a soft-to-the-touch matte finish, resists fingerprints and bacterial growth, is postformable and has thermal healing capabilities meaning that burnishes can be repaired by approved benchtop fabricators. “Our new Formica ARtouch collection is a perfect hybrid of innovation and beauty. It is both visibly and tactically striking allowing for new opportunities and advantages in design and making for surfaces you’ll love at first sight and touch,” said Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP of Design for Fletcher Building’s International Businesses Division. Formica ARtouch’s contemporary matte finish marks the introduction of a new generation of texture, designed to add the sensorial dimension of touch to material. Silky smooth and soft, the surface delivers a low gloss look with a premium moleskin-like texture that is a pleasure to touch and gives interiors a timeless appeal. Antifingerprint technology inherent in the surface layer protects the material from prints and marks, enabling high traffic areas to maintain their unmarred surface. Highly hygienic, Formica ARtouch also features Protec+® antimicrobial protection to ensure the surface prevents the harbouring and growth of bacteria. Using technology developed by Formica Group, Formica ARtouch’s application of next generation resin, in combination with its curing process, creates microcontours that give the surface its state of the art properties. Micro-contours allow for the scattering and absorption of light waves within the surface topography and channel moisture away from fingertips creating an absolute matte look. The range is comprised of three versatile solid decors and the Neo series, three sophisticated marble patterns providing décor solutions for any interior, whether residential or commercial. Moisture and stain resistant, Formica ARtouch is easy to clean and backed by a 7 year warranty, providing peace of mind that the surface will stay looking good for years to come.

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The next generation of surfacing. Soft to touch matte finish Anti-fingerprint technology Thermal healing Antimicrobial properties Post-formability Meaningful 7 year warranty

For more information visit or call 0800 303 606.

Benchtop in Formica® ARtouch™ Neo Cloud.


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A Decorative MDF Panel with a Scratch Resistant High Gloss, Abrasion Resistant & Anti-Finger Printing SuperMatt Surface & Woodgrain Textured Finishes.

SYNCRON Textured MDF panels designed to make a statement Kitchen Cabinetry

SYNCRON is the new range to the PSP LUXE collection that adds realistic effects to interior spaces. SYNCRON panels are coated with a selection of contemporary woodgrain finishes with matching textured edge banding. They are designed to achieve that natural poise, which enhances and creates an authentic yet elegant environment. The boards are 18mm x 2750mm x 1220mm and come in the same high density MDF core like the rest of the LUXE range. There are currently 4 finishes available, Rustik Walnut, Rustik Beachwood, Rustik Ebony and Rustik Oak. SYNCRON can also be the perfect economical addition to any LUXE High Gloss and SuperMatt projects.

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Clockwise from top left - Rustik Walnut, Rustik Beachwood, Rustik Ebony and Rustik Oak.

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Available from: | 0800 786 883 Auckland | Hamilton Wellington | Christchurch JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 20

An alternative to capital spending Arborline Products provide a complete customised solution to panel finishing for the industry. Whether you require a paint finish, a natural timber look, edged laminate or a thermoform vinyl wrap, Arborline have the machinery and expertise to provide the very best finish where and when you need it. JOINERS Magazine spoke to co-owner Julian Jaques. Arborline Products have been in the door manufacturing and panel finishing business for many decades and the recent addition of their ArborLaser range of edgebanded cabinet doors means they are a one stop solution for all door and panel needs. The company began marketing its Arborlaser range a little over a year ago with the purchase of a Homag Ambition Airtec edgebander which provides zero glue edge technology and near invisible joins. “ArborLaser has gone very well for us” says Julian Jaques. “The quality coming off the Homag is brilliant and we have found a good market with the current trend towards high gloss in kitchens. Real success for us here is measured by the fact that we have had no decrease in ongoing sales of our Arborform vinyl wrap range since the introduction of Arborlaser.” “As a specialist door manufacturer quality is of extreme importance to us as it is to the NZ public who historically require extremely high standards. This requires investment in modern machinery which can tie up a lot of capital.


We provide an alternative to that investment for those not wishing to invest in machinery to make their own doors or those who are happy to operate with a few standard colours held in stock and contract out other colours or specialised work.” “The additional saving in labour and not having to hold stock in panel and tape, means companies can continue to grow without investing in plant and material, effectively streamline their business and concentrate their resources on the selling process and their own specialist manufacturing areas.”


It also means they don’t have to keep up with and stock the latest in panel and surface products. “We have seen a quantum leap in the last five years in panel products available to designers and manufacturers” says Julian. “This requires commitment in both financial terms of having stock available and in terms of expertise in using and handling the new materials. Many of our clients prefer to leave that to us.”




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Geo. Starsmeare was established in 1930 by the late George Starsmeare and has been actively engaged in the manufacture of flush panel doors for approximately 50 years.

the DOOR with a difference Geo. Starsmeare continue a great tradition of quality & service In 2003 the commercial arm of Geo. Starsmeare Ltd. was sold and a new entity Geo Starsmeare (2003) Ltd was established. John Starsmeare was joined by Chris James, Craig Allan and Nicola Starsmeare as Directors and shareholders. Chris & Craig had been employed by the old company for some 25 years and have accumulated an impressive knowledge in all aspects of flush door manufacture. Nicola spent years as a small business advisor and her accounting & business skills completed the new management team. JOINERS Magazine spoke with John Starsmeare about the company & why it has been so successful as a flush panel door manufacturer.

What has made your company so successful at manufacturing flush panel doors? John Starsmeare (JS): With the formation of the new company, management seized the opportunity to invest in the most up-to-date computerized machinery. We also invested in all plant necessary for an efficient timber veneering operation. A large range of veneers are stocked and these factors allow us the flexibility to produce timber veneered or paint grade doors to meet most requested sizes and specifications. Chris and Craig’s knowledge and insistence on quality is also instrumental in assuring our company’s success. What makes your doors “The Doors with a difference” JS: Our exterior flush panel doors, our “Super Sliders” and oversize flush panel doors incorporate our “Star” aluminium stiffener in the core. This is an aluminium extruded multiwall extrusion which we designed and had tested. It far out performs the

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previously used steel stiffener and has the added advantage of not damaging tooling if hit when fitting hardware. Our plant and material stocked allows us to manufacture doors to a maximum of size of 2400 x 3000 with single skins (no joins) “Star” Flush Panel Doors are creating a lot of interest. Why is that ? JS: Again it is the structure and materials used that distinguish our product from the rest. Our hollow doors are manufactured using selected figure jointed Pinus, small size high impact cellular core and have longer double lock blocks for additional strength and stability. Our “Super Slider” is in demand for Cavity Sliders and for large sliding doors. Our special design and construction ensures a very stable door and being 37mm thick is ideal for Cavity Sliders” We are also one of the few door manufacturers with its own timber veneering facility and can supply veneered board selected to match the doors.

Where to from here JS: There is an increasing recognition and demand for our doors because they certainly are a door with a difference. We have some other innovative options being developed. Our customized service allows us to supply competitively priced flush panel doors of any size. We will continue to provide a quality product and delivery to match.

For more information phone 03 6880031 or e-mail info@

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flush panel or routered to your design

H3 Pinus Aluminium Stiffener Laminated timber High definition routing

STAR FLUSH PANEL small cell high impact core selected finger jointed pinus Extended lock blocks for additional strength & stability

 manufactured in solid or polycore to your requirements  not restricted to standard sizes  all openings and vision panels trimmed and beaded with H3 Pinus  doors skins in HWR wooden fibre board, stable and resistant to water and humidity  three coats of paint with silicon sealing for glazing

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paint grade through to high grade gloss custom matched veneers from own veneer facility veneered doors clashed 2 edges not restricted to standard sizes

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Brio open square rail timber

Brio round rail glass

Brio open round rail timber

Brio open bar rail timber

Brio fashions and ďŹ xings Brio’s research & development department brings a strong design element to the business, developing and testing ground breaking concepts that continue to be at the forefront of the industry. Their Open Rail series is just one example of this innovation. Brio Open Bar Rail Brio’s new flat bar system for their Open Rail Range oers a barn door solution for panels up

to 80kg in weight and 1.25m in width. This easy to install system uses a precision bearing and nylon tyre which rolls smoothly over a at bar rail. Open Round Rail Timber Face Fix Brio’s Open Round Rail system oers face ďŹ x hangers for timber panels 40mm thick and up to 100kg in capacity. The 304 stainless steel rollers utilise a sealed precision bearing with inlaid tyre which runs on a stainless steel, round rail which centralises the panel and conceals the support brackets.



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Open Round Rail Timber Top Fix With easy installation and exposed rail design, the versatile top ďŹ x system is suitable for timber panels in the home or office. Our sealed precision bearing and nylon inlaid tyre ensures the 304 stainless steel rollers operates smoothly and quietly for years. Suitable for panels up to 100kg. Open Round Rail Glass Frameless glass panels create a timeless style suited to today’s minimalist trend. Whether in an oďŹƒce space or bathroom suite,

Brio’s Open Round Rail Glass will enhance a minimalist appearance with 304 stainless steel strap ďŹ xings and exposed rail design. Suitable for toughened glass panels of 8, 10 and 12mm thick, up to a capacity of 100kg. Open Square Rail Timber The heavy duty industrial appearance of the Brio Open Square Rail Timber will suit any contemporary interior and with capacity of 150kg and at 2m wide, the system is sure to impress. ďƒŒ

Two Floors and a Donkey - a Dream come True! Last year, when Sage Doors began looking at various options to extend their factory space, Lydia had a very dangerous dream - we decided to fix our factory space challenge by 'simply' adding a second story to the factory. After a good laugh, we moved on ... or did we? A few weeks later Michael had a lightbulb moment - building a mezzanine floor to house an automatic storage system over 1/3 of the factory. However, finding it impossible to find a machine that suited our specs, Michael and David decided to build one ... from scratch. That was a year ago, and what a year it has been! Many hours of designing, programming and engineering have gone into making a dream a reality. While having diggers, dumptrucks, concrete mixers and cranes in the factory, it's been a huge challenge to supply everything on time. It's been a long process - however, at the end of April, we officially cut the ribbon and opened the Automatic Storage System (ASS for short - like a hardworking donkey) to begin loading board.

Sage Doors utilised existing space in their factory by building a mezzanine floor and then designing an automatic storage system to fit.

What does the ASS actually do? It stores, sorts and organizes the board. Board is placed in the loading bay by a forklift as soon as we receive it, then the ASS looks after the rest. It decides where to stack it, and knows exactly what each board is and where it is, making it very easy to check stock levels. The ASS also communicates with and loads the CNCs automatically by lowering the the board through a hole in the floor. It can move up to 4 sheets per minute, reducing the number of forklifts required and creating more efficient workflow through the factory. Now for the question that everybody asks 'WHY?!?' Why did we do this? Why didn't we just move to a different factory? We love the location of our factory, but more importantly, there are many benefits in having an automatic board storage system. Health and safety in the workplace is a very important aspect of any company, and having multiple forklifts driving through work areas is a huge hazard (and waste of time). The ASS efficiently sorts the board, and eliminates the safety hazard.

There is also less down-time in the CNC's as the ASS provides a continuous supply of board and doesn't interrupt the normal safety zones in the CNC like a forklift does. We are looking forward to having this new machine fully up-and-running and being able to pass these benefits onto our customers.We apologize for the delays over the last 6 months, but please be assured we are working hard to get everything back to where it should be!

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Homag KAL 370

Holzher Auriga 1308XL

Brandt Ambition 1220FC

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banding stories Edgebander manufacturers are continually striving to make their machines more efficient and more reliable as well as providing a range of models to suits manufacturers of every size and type. We speak to eight local manufacturers, who have recently made edgebander purchases, about their choices and the resultant effect on their business. 

100% speed, quality and reliability Homag preferred edgebander for 3 door manufacturers in NZ Companies with an ever increasing workload require a high-performing and reliable edgebanding machine that delivers excellent results. The Homag Group has been a pioneer of edgebanding since 1960 and so, with over 57 years’ experience and has driven the edgebanding ‘without joints’ or, as it is more commonly known, ‘zero-joint’ technology. Three major kitchen fronts manufactures in New Zealand have invested in Homag Group edgebanding machines – and are successfully facing the growing market demand for high-quality panels. Homag offers a machine that is carefully specified to meet the market demand for high volume machines to process high-gloss material. The KAL and Ambition 2470 models enable the user to process a wide selection of material with optimum edge quality.

Arborline Products Homag KAL 370 Ambition 2470 with airTec.

Homag developed a hot air system to meet the needs of woodworking shops that look for a lower level of investment than laserTec which Homag invented, while offering the similar high standard of quality as laserTec but designed for shorter runs. In case of hot air technology the function layer on the edge is reactivated by means of compressed hot air, creating a jointless result. Arborline Products: The point of difference About two years ago at the Ligna exhibition in Germany, Julian and Andrew Jaques from Arborline Products, one of New Zealand’s biggest panel and door manufacturer, started looking into upgrading their edgebander. “We needed a machine that was able to run all day in multiple shifts”, Julian says. “We teamed up with Homag as it is the most efficient, most robust and heaviest edgebander on the market.”

Lydia and John Posthuma from Sage with their Homag Profi KAL 370 airTec the latest purchase of three Homags.

With the investment in a Homag KAL 370 Ambition 2470 with airTec about a year ago, the subsidiary Arborline Doors is capable of processing EVA edged panels at a very high-quality level. They supply doors to the joinery and kitchen industries. Formed in 1979, the company from Hamilton is run by the two brothers Andrew and Julian after they had joined their father Joe in 1985 and 1993.

Since the market in New Zealand is growing and the quality expectations are increasingly rising, the two owners saw the need for an upgrade.“We have to be a bit sharper and our products need to make the point of difference”, Julian explains. Therefore, Arborline went for the additional airTec unit to achieve a seamless joint. “The quality finish that comes off our Homag is second to none.”

Julian has just been back from Europe where he joined the Homag tech tour and Ligna 2017. Panel handling systems and drilling lines have sparked his interest, in particular. “An automated workshop is the future for any business to be successful on the market”, he says. (continued over page)

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With their Homag KAL Panelform Industries have the option of three different adhesive types in the one machine: laser edge, PUR and EVA.

Sage Doors: 3 Homag Group edgebanders Sage Doors Ltd is the combination of over 105 years of experience in the cabinetmaking industry. Based on Auckland’s North Shore, Sage Manufacturing continues the commercial joinery and cabinet making business, while the established Sage Doors provides a variety of timber and aluminium roller doors. Sage’s laser-edged doors are produced on Homag KAL highspec hot-air enabled edgebanders which are the only high-spec KAL’s to date in New Zealand. Owner John Posthuma says, “We’ve been really impressed with the finish from the very beginning. The edges are seamless. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this finish without the Homag.” Sage’s initial partnership with Homag Group machinery started with their investments in a Brandt Ambition 1650FC edgebander in early 2014 – which had been, at that time, the first machine in NZ equipped with airTec technology. The zero-joint concept had convinced John and he further upgraded a Homag KAL310 airTec edgebander in late 2014. The third and most recent machine of its kind, a Homag Profi KAL370 airTec, was installed only half a year ago.

John decided to purchase another Homag edgebander in order to replace an older edgebander of a competitive supplier and to backup the previous Homag KAL in case of downtime. By having experienced the reliability of a Homag, John decided to stay with the Homag brand. “We needed a machine that lasts. Additionally, the Homag allows us a constant change-over from hot air to traditional gluing technology. All in all, it creates more workflow.” Panelform Industries: Best machinery for the benefit of customers With the new laser technology available Panelform could see the benefits to their customers if they added it to their large door offering. When their previous edgebander was getting older, and in keeping with the company’s commitment to superior quality doors and panels, manager Greg Allison knew that a Homag KAL edgebanding machine would consistently produce the quality their customers expect. “Our productivity has improved dramatically because the quality of the finished product directly from the machine is to a very high standard and any further finishing is extremely negligible or, in the case of laser edging, totally unnecessary”, Greg says.

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the kind of quality we are looking for and also having the technical support readily available.”

Why airTec •

No visible glue line

Simple operating process

No waiting times and setup costs for glue colour change

No contamination and cleaning problems

Significantly higher adherence force of the edge compared to hot melt glues

Established in 1992, Panelform Industries is a family owned business and supplies a large range of thermoformed, melamine and high gloss kitchen doors, panels and components to the kitchen and joinery industries in New Zealand. Thanks to the Homag they now also have the option of three different adhesive types in the one machine; laser edge, PUR and EVA. Greg points out the two biggest influencers for them buying a Homag: “The ability to customise the machine to our requirements, the knowledge that Homag has the ability to produce

Owning a good quality machine with the ability to produce extremely high quality products, Panelform can now focus on saving their customers time and money through three key areas which are delivery time, product quality, ease of ordering/access to product information. Through their EasyOrder system (online quoting and ordering), they offer their large range of doors, as well as a custom cabinet range with instant pricing, doors and drawer fronts pre-drilled, and free delivery nationwide for orders over $1000 + GST. “We have invested in Homag machinery for the benefit of our customers”, Greg says and makes reference to the biggest challenge he can think of, “having the production capacity available to meet the demands of the market.” 

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Machinist Stuart Ward with owner Justin Berry

Graeme Posthuma and his son Jeremy

Kitchen Inspirations

Optimum Furniture invest in Holzher

making way for the future

new edgebander makes a difference



eing up with the play and having the right machinery and processes to do the best job is core for Justin Berry, owner of the kitchen manufacturing operation Kitchen Inspirations based in Pukekohe. “Since establishing this business back in 2005 I have totally embraced technology as key to running an efficient, competitive business offering our clientele a quality product and on time service.” From his 1000 square metre site Justin runs his nested based manufacturing operation offering a design, manufacture and install service to a clientele largely based in Pukekohe. As part of his drive for better efficiency Justin recently purchased a Lumina 1380 edgebander from local Holzher agent Mike French from Technical Machinery Services Ltd. “Edgebanding is an ever changing technology and I was looking for an edgebander that got me easily into laser edging and the 1380 fitted the bill. The ‘twin pack’ as they call it of the Ltronic and the Glu Jet are really a good combo: the Glu Jet application system for the standard use of PUR glue and the Ltronic laser edging unit for speed (10 to 18 metres per minute) and efficiency and of course the impressive invisible joints it makes possible.” Justin comments “ What I really liked was the big touchscreen and the ability to make adjustments on the go so to speak. The interchangeability of the Ltronic and the Glu Jet means we have flexibility in the edge options open to us. The NIR technology is great for producing the perfect finish as well. It is a great way to get into laser edging. With hood down adjustment , full speed cornering and tape feed this machine I believe is the fastest in its class. ” Looking to the future Justin sees his purchase as part of future proofing his business. “We have plenty of capacity here now and that allows for anticipated growth in the years to come. With our three member design team, well equipped show room and some fourteen other personnel we are well positioned to move forward and expand as the opportunity arises. Mike and his team from TMS Ltd got us rolling and we haven’t looked back since.”

For more information contact Justin Berry on 021 437 996, email: or visit their website at

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aking the manufacturing process quicker, more accurate and essentially hands off were very much part of the decision for Graeme Posthuma, owner of Optimum Furniture, specialists in custom built commercial and domestic furniture, to purchase their new Holzher 1308XL edgebander from local Holzher agent Mike French of Technical Machinery Services Ltd. Graeme has been in his present workshop location in East Tamaki for some ten years. “Kitchen cabinetmaking has been a large part of what we make here and an ongoing concern has been streamlining the MDF and melamine board handling process” Graeme comments. “Mike took me through a demo of the 1308XL and I soon saw the advantages it could offer my business. The Glu Jet system using PUR glue in a cartridge hopper impressed offering the Zero Jointing look with a simple magazine switch over from strips to coiled edging.” The 1308XL is part of the Auriga range of edgebanders from Holzher. Just under 5 metres long (4.930m)with a feed speed of 10 m/min and workplace thickness range of 8 to 60mm, the 1380 XL has a PC Edge Control for simple programming and quick set up using NC servo axes. Graeme says “We have had the machine for just a short time now and notice the difference already. We get a more accurate finish due to the Glu Jet system creating a more accurate application of the PUR glue and closeness of bond. The cartridge format has helped speed up our output while improving the edging finish quality as well. These features are what make the 1380XL a good buy.” The machine has the highest level of automation in its class based around its key feature, the Glu Jet Zero Joint with thin film technology. “The installation process was an easy one and we were really happy with the training sessions from Mike for our staff.” Graeme recalls. Graeme has five staff on the floor, a full manufacturing operation including a fully equipped paint shop. The 1380XL augments well the other elements of the business.. “One important element has been the air extraction system installed by Airtight Solutions. It has been really impressive and very reasonably priced. They rigged it up so all our machinery could be connected to it. We have a far cleaner operation as a result.”

Optimum Furniture offers some 20 years experience providing finishes in timber veneer, solid timber, melamine and customwood. They make cabinetry for all areas in the home as well as in the commercial area be it the general office or reception areas. Their paint shop is equipped for two pot lacquer finishing offering a true high end finish. “With our ongoing investment in the latest in plant and equipment we are able to offer a quality product with good advice delivered on time.” Says Graeme

For more information contact Graeme Posthuma at Optimum Furniture 021 057 8224, email: or visit their website at

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Moda invest in reliable production With a background in corporate finance, Managing Director Amos Cook took over Moda Kitchens a couple of years ago. “After our first child, my wife and I decided it was time to leave the corporate world and its long hours behind, and invest in a business. For many years we’d worked at doing up houses, so moving into kitchen production felt appropriate. As an accountant I’d spent many years doing due diligence on behalf of others, so it was time to do it for myself.” Moda is now a joint venture involving an old colleague – and good mate – Leo Liu, who has an IT background. Moda also have three kitchen showrooms around Auckland as well as a production site in New Lynn. With a suite of designers, strong marketing, a good database of customers and smart management oversite Moda is growing their share of the local market. “We’ve grown the business around 20% per annum” says Amos, “and that’s mainly through investing in good machinery.” Amos took over a company with a strong focus in the lower to midrange kitchen market, particularly renovations. Moda had been early adopters of laser-edged tape, and were aggressively marketing this service to existing and potential customers. “Around the time we took over there was some significant downtime with the edgebander” says Amos, “and we quickly realised to get reliable production we needed to invest. Also, a lot of our materials were sourced overseas. To maintain our reputation and stand behind our 25 year guarantee we’ve moved a lot of material sourcing back locally. Our margins took a hit, but we now have greater security of quality and supply.” When researching a new laseredge edgebander, Amos soon settled on the Brandt Ambition 1650AT, from Homag. “Other cabinet makers swore by these German machines” says Amos.

Operators Ty White and Troy Stirling like the new Brandt Ambition.

“So I spent some time with Simon at Jacks and was soon convinced of the quality, and the local service that they could support us with.” With their original edgebander back up and working now, Moda have effectively got two production lines. “We’ve set the machines up side by side.” explains Owen Watters, Operation Manager. “We run our standard edging jobs through the original machine, and our laser-edge jobs through the Brandt.” With a feed speed up to 18m/min, quick-melt interchangeable glue tanks, workpiece gap optimisation for higher throughput, and multifunction trimmers with multiple profiles, the Ambition 1650 AT sets the benchmark for zero-joint technology at a larger facility such as Moda’s. As they’ve introduced new technology and increased capacity for production, so Moda have increased the range of products they offer. “Being able to offer a laser-edged product has certainly given us a point of difference” says Amos.

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“Providing the hi-gloss product without a high price-tag has kept us busy. We offer vinyl and other high-end options, but with the finish coming off the Brandt so good then there’s not much requirement for it. We’ve just completed an 80k kitchen out West where the customer couldn’t see the benefit of going to a premium product – and was very happy to go with melteca and a laser-edge finish.” “There’s basically no edge visible” says Owen. “It’s near perfect.” The operators appreciate the 1650 too. “This machine preforms under pressure!” says Ty White. “It’s been a good investment for Moda – and compared to the machine we had here years ago it saves heaps of time.” His colleague Troy Stirling agrees. “It’s easy to use, doesn’t give any problems. Even better it notifies you about things that need doing – maintenance, cleaning. When I think back to what we use to have to do. It’s nice not to have to sit and file the bumps out of edgetape any longer!”

As Moda has grown they’ve also established a licenced operation in Christchurch. Amos and Leo have increased the management responsibility of others, keeping them free from the day to day operation and enabling them to look ahead at Moda’s future. As they look to diversify, Moda have recently won a large tender to supply kitchens and wardrobes for a new development, and larger scale tenders is one area where Amos sees more opportunity. Wi t h t h e i r w e l l - p l a n n e d machinery investment and proven market strategies, Moda are well positioned to profit from the opportunity Auckland’s booming housing market offers. Postscript - As part of Homag Group’s new one-brand strategy Brandt edgebanders are now branded ‘Homag’. Model names (e.g. Ambition 1650AT) remain unchanged.

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estled in a secluded valley not far from central New Plymouth is Rhys Powell Joinery – the quiet location the perfect backdrop to the traditional, quality workmanship that’s going on inside. Rhys established the business back in 1998, and since then has focused on bespoke, quality kitchens and timber joinery – aiming at the mid to upper market of residential building. With strong, and long-established relationships with local builders and a near 20 year trading history there’s plenty of word-ofmouth to keep Rhys and his team busy. “Our strategy is to do a top job at a reasonable price” explains Rhys. “We’re not interested in competing for the bottom end of the market. We pride ourselves on quality.” Rhys’s team consists of four in the workshop – including an apprentice – and his wife Lynne in the office. They offer an end-to-end service, from design through to installation. Lynne and Rhys are responsible for design – using Cabinet Vision – and the team install everything they make. “That way we keep control of quality, and therefore our reputation” says Rhys. The latest edition to the workshop is a Felder G320 edgebander – Felder’s compact chain fed, hot-melt edgebander. Their previous machine was well and truly worn out – to the point that they were often running material on their Janssen then using the old machine just for trimming. Rhys opted to make the move to a hot-melt system – a decision he’s pleased with. “The Felder machine is just so simple” he says. “It’s easy to change tape thicknesses – a key feature for a smaller shop like us that’s constantly changing. Doing so involves very little glue wastage. And cleaning the tank is dead easy. A couple of sticks in the glue. Let it go hard. Then heat it briefly then pull the glue out. Simple!”.

Simplicity is the key thing Rhys returns to when discussing his Felder G320. The tone was set when the machine arrived. “I set it up myself” says Rhys. “There’s a detailed Felder video that guides you through the set-up process. I watched that a few times – going back to it when I needed to check something. The set up was pretty simple. No technician required!” Rhys also mentions the benefits of having taken the time to get to know the machine by setting up himself. “Working through the set up gave me a good understanding of operation” he says. “I’m now confident on the machine’s operations, and adjustments. It’s a simpleenough machine anyway - easy to set up, easy to change tape. With our limited space we were also keen to get a compact machine, and the G320 fits the bill well.” As well as installing it themselves, Rhys and the team have also been using it for a variety of work, including solid timber clashings. “We made our own 2mm strips and after a bit of trial and error we’ve got it working well. We’ve used rimu and American white oak so far. Being able to do this in-house saves the time and expense of having to get clashings in.” Rhys has the balance just right: an excellent reputation that brings in plenty of work; skilled staff working across panel and solid timber joinery; and quality machinery that matches the quality workmanship their reputation is built on. It’s no wonder Rhys Powell Joinery has both a long, proud history, with equally positive prospects for the future.

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Rob O’Keeffe with operators Karl and Daniel find the new Brandt eliminates much pre and post panel prep.

Brandt cuts edgebanding time in half Twenty-five years ago, Rob O’Keeffe decided the overheads for his Wellington-based joinery shop were getting too high so he moved the business to the banks of the Whanganui river. He hasn’t looked back since, and Rob O’Keeffe Joinery has become part of the lower North Island’s joinery establishment.The company is well known within the wider Whanganui region – the city’s old buildings and cultural heritage offers a rich variety of work. They work further afield too; this month sees jobs in Wellington and Christchurch, and the team regularly complete work in Auckland. A family business too, Rob’s wife Linda works in the office while his son Tony is an apprentice on the workshop floor. Rob O’Keeffe Joinery is very much a traditional joinery shop, working mainly in the upper end of the residential market. With a wide range of machinery top-notch in-house skills, their work is in both solid timber and panel. The highly-skilled team’s ability to tackle anything also brings in some of their more interesting jobs – at the time of writing the plans for a complicated timber staircase valued at over 100k were on Rob’s desk. “Diversification is key” explains Rob. “Diversification has carried us through some of the hard times over the years. Maintaining traditional skills is important. We don’t want to end up in a situation where if a CNC machine JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 34

can’t do the job, we can’t do the job. We’re seeing a lot of retirements in the industry at present, so it’s a crucial time to invest in apprentices, and keep skill levels high.” Rob’s investment in staff and skills has paid off because it’s word of mouth that brings in the company’s work. “We strive to communicate well during the whole job” says Rob. “We get good feedback on our skilled workmanship, but also the guys’ onsite communication – and I know this helps us with repeat business” says Rob. Rob keeps the workshop equipped to cater for a wide range of work required so he’s always on the lookout for better ways to do things. This drive for efficiency led to a new Brandt Ambition 1220FC edgebander – a hot-melt machine featuring pre-milling, touch screen operation and corner rounding. When replacing their old pre-glue machine Rob was quick to choose the brand. Brandt are renowned for their reliability and quality finish, and are the most popular machines across New Zealand.When choosing the specification of the machine Rob didn’t just make the step to hot-melt edgebanding, but pre-milling and corner-rounding as well. “I’m not a fan of entry level machines” he says. “They never work as promised, and you can outgrow them quickly. I was looking for greater capacity, and timesavings.” He’s found both. “Getting pre-milling has taken our saw out of the equation, because we can cut the panels to the finished size, but

not worry too much about the quality of the edge. Any tiny issue with the blade is cleaned up by the pre-milling unit.” The Ambition 1220FC also comes with two easily-interchanged glue tanks, making colour changes simple and fast too. Corner rounding has helped their efficiency too explains Karl – the Ambition 1220FCs main operator. “We were still getting a good edge on the older machine, but now we’re getting a really good tightness of the joint. We don’t have to corner round by hand, or clean up afterwards.The Brandt’s cut our edgebanding time in half.” As with all the machinery in the workshop, the Brandt 1220FC is clearly well looked after – and as a result Rob and his team are getting a top-quality finish to match the rest of their work. Just like Whanganui itself, Rob O’Keeffe Joinery keeps up-to-date and relevant,while preserving the skills and spirit of workmanship that have built their reputation, and ensured their ongoing success.  Postscript - As part of Homag Group’s new one-brand strategy Brandt edgebanders are now branded ‘Homag’. Model names (e.g. Ambition 1220FC) remain unchanged.

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The other advantage of top mounting Hideaway Bins is that they allow more design flexibility. When the bin is top mounted, the width of the cabinet does not need to be an exact match to the bin. This means the cabinetry can be custom designed to suit the space, rather than being strictly fixed to suit the bin dimensions. All top mount Hideaway Bins come with optional side mounting or fixing points. This provides additional strength, and is useful for commercial applications or large bin installations. For further information on the benefits of Hideaway Bins range of New Zealand made storage solutions, visit www.

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The invisibly mounted ixconnect spreading bolt 8/25, for the assembly of light furniture is the “Best of the best” interzum award winner 2017.

Best of the Best - for new Hafele furniture connector Häfele thinks ahead and stays true to its motto “More life per square metre”. At interzum the company bought the furniture technology experience to life and presented new products, innovative and smart ideas for the digital networking of furniture and rooms focused on the mega trends “Micro Living” and the “Smart Home”.

Furniture technology - A holistic view Furniture technology is becoming the driving innovation force for the new living environment. It gives the furniture the necessary space-saving flexibility for daily use, creates the prerequisites for comfortable living and working in small units. Against this backdrop, only a comprehensive and holistic view of furniture brings usable and future-proof solutions for industry and craftsmen.

Häfele once again fulfilled its traditional role as an innovator in the industry with two new furniture connectors that received the interzum award 2017. The one-piece Ixconnect spreading bolt 8/25 won the highest distinction with the “Best of the best” designation. Another prize was awarded for the new EasyStorage connector, a universal connector for furniture pieces. It cuts the assembly time of furniture pieces from the Easy Storage range in half, compared to conventional connectors.

Product highlights on the Häfele booth At Häfele, there are many innovations in lighting, furniture connectors, cabinet systems, sliding door and flap fittings. The major topics in the innovation area revolved around:

The international trends “Micro Living”, comfortable living in small spaces, and “Smart Home”, intelligent control of furniture, challenge the furniture industry to develop appropriate answers. Häfele understands furniture, consistently expands its assortment and always has its customers in view. During interzum, the company showed new ways to the future. Visitors experienced live how intelligent furniture with advanced functions will shape and alter spaces; for example via Häfele Connect completely new dimensions can be explored with a smartphone app.

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Together with customers from the furniture industry, the new small Tab 15 shelf connector for plug-fitting was created.

Häfele Connect connects furniture and rooms Häfele Connect is the new system that is key to smart, networked furniture and rooms. The internationally successful Loox LED lighting system for light and sound in furniture is the starting point. Thanks to its plug & play system and universal connectivity, furniture of all kinds can easily be electrified, even for future applications. Intelligent software opens the way into the furniture by means of an app and will eventually facilitate complete room management. Opening, illuminating, and configuring: Häfele demonstrated to industry and craftsmen what is already possible today, using real examples of what can be achieved.

• Häfele Loox LED lighting system. With an update of many products it will become the entry point to Häfele Connect, the entry into the smart world of furniture and rooms. The Häfele Connect app controls smart products in real time use. • Häfele Easy Storage. This is a complete system for fitting cabinets from a single source. Whether pull-outs or belt racks, or shoe racks or suspenders, everything is possible in Häfele’s Easy Storage easyto-use cabinet system, in one consistent design style and a single pattern. This way the industry can add value to its cabinets in a segment-appropriate manner. The best however is, that all elements can be assembled and disassembled without the use of tools with the new connector, which just won the interzum award 2017. The

current trend in furniture design is assembly without tools. The Easy Storage connector can be installed without the use of tools and reduces assembly time by 50% compared to screwed connections.

successful interzum for Häfele NZ

• Häfele ixconnect furniture connector range. In terms of innovation and experience Häfele is unbeatable. The new products, which can be integrated into any production process without change over, the small onepiece, tool-less useable and the large onepiece spreading bolt for efficient furniture construction, will inspire the industry. The little one has just won the interzum award 2017 “Best of the best”! Simplicity and speed during installation are its main traits. The invisibly mounted ixconnect spreading bolt 8/25 for assembly of light furniture is used with standard 8mm holes. It connects furniture by pressure. Additional advantages: One product for all panel thicknesses as well as easy handling. • Moovit MX drawer system. It has become even more convenient and flexible with new fluid dampers and new drawer side heights. • Häfele Slido sliding door system. It is now equipped with innovative all-round damping (soft-closing, centre door soft close and soft opening) for all applications. The simple installation of sliding hardware and damping is included. • Free flap fittings.They are celebrating their premiere in all conceivable opening methods, electrifiable and certified. The Free Flap 1.5, a particularly economical, plastic stay flap fitting for flap weights of 1-5 kg, gets a big brother for flaps weighing 1-8 kg. • Häfele Axiloplinth adjusting fitting system Every kitchen installer knows the problems with the levelling of kitchen furniture over the plinth feet, in particular the rear ones. Häfele’s clever new adjustment system puts an end to it. The adjustment is done ergonomically and back friendly from the front, with simultaneous monitoring of the level. All told one can save up to 50% of the assembly time. Small cause – great effect. • The multi-functional mirror combines light with controls, demister and sound in one product, featuring intuitive operation via design touch keys or, for the sound via app, remote controlled and streamed via tablet or smartphone. Easiness. Engineered by Häfele All new products from our own development and production, embody our philosophy of easiness and simplicity. “Easiness. Engineered by Häfele” – this motto is a program, because Häfele fitting technology is developed and positioned on the market to make life easier for manufacturers and consumers: easier to choose, to order, to process and, of course, in their use.

The Häfele booth showcased a wide range of products from the latest in shelf supports with the Häfele lxconnect SC 8/25 winning the Best of the best Interzum award. Häfele Moovit MX drawer systems, Free family lift up systems, the Häfele Handle range, Sliding door systems, Officys furniture and the AXILO™ plinth adjusting fitting system which is proudly designed in NZ are just a snap shot of what was on show on the Häfele booth. Häfele working together With Interzum held every second year this provides the opportunity for Häfele globally to get together and communicate ideas, successes and road blocks. Häfele NZ was represented in Cologne by Zhaine Northcott, Linda Dixon, Clinton Mearns and Michael Farrugia.

Interzum 2017 once again provided the perfect platform to showcase the latest Häfele product innovations and bring together the Häfele family from all over the world. The trade fair booth covered a comprehensive range of new product innovation and concepts such as: More life per square meter A worldwide trend towards furniture and fittings being adaptable to confined living spaces in cities offers the opportunity for Häfele to integrate Comfort, Convenience and Functionality. Traditional spaces are merging with living, sleeping and cooking areas often becoming one zone, with the innovation and concept driven ideas Häfele is at the forefront with the simplicity for your everyday use of furniture fixtures and fittings. Smart Furniture meets Smart homes Häfele introduced smart solutions at Interzum with the motto “ Smart furniture meets Smart home”. Introducing the Häfele connect BLE Box which is used through Hafele Loox Lighting to control lights and e-drives also in conjunction with the “Häfele Connect Hub” we are able to control systems for furniture, room and house across different technologies with this showing us a glimpse into what the future holds, a world of possibilities with the simplicity of being either controlled through your phone or voice activation the options are limitless.

The ability and understanding we have as a world leader in furniture fixtures and fittings only continues to grow through the open communication and knowledge throughout Häfele family worldwide. Open discussion on product and the market needs of every Häfele partner are a massive drive for where we are heading. After experiencing on a world scale what we also provide here in New Zealand, the ability to share the team experience and family environment alongside our extensive product range only ensure success and innovation for the years to come. We look forward to seeing you all soon and hope you join us at Interzum 2019 in Cologne Clinton Mearns Häfele New Zealand

Hafele World at interzum showed Hafele’s 360 degree view the globe and how the company keeps progressing.

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The new WingLine L folding door fittings not only impress in wardrobes but also when it comes to interior design with an individual look – such as under this staircase.

Fascin[action] - making solutions excite Anybody wishing to fascinate people must be exceptional in everything they do. In products and services. In solutions that excite. Visitors to the Hettich exhibition stand at "interzum 2017" experience this Fascin[action] on a stand innovative and inspirational for tomorrow's furniture. Hettich is quick to identify trends and translates them into innovative fitting solutions that fascinate. Fascination is a personal matter and, depending on the individual, comes from intuitive functions that speak to the emotions as well as from rapidly available services or getting digital information. They give the customer convenience, added business value as well as the ability to stand apart. For style scapers Style scapers have an instinct for aesthetic appeal and design details. They appreciate the design character of furniture being consistently continued through on the inside. In the way the glue mounted Sensys hinge perfectly combines functionality and an aesthetically pleasing look on glass doors, for example. For comfort shapers Comfort Shapers like it peaceful, gentle and ergonomic. Cabinet doors that open wide and close gently. Drawers and pot and pan drawers that silently glide in and out. Storage space that's easy to reach and cleverly organised.

Technology that makes furniture even more convenient and user friendly includes the LegaMove system. It moves the wall unit's inner carcase down, also making it easy to reach items stored at the top. For mould breakers Offering the buyer market a widely diversified range of products – for a variety of target groups and price segments, modifiable in any way. And all involving the least possible cost and effort in production and logistics. Mould breakers focus on customer wishes just as they do on efficiency. And on Hettich, a partner they can count on. The platform concepts from Hettich set standards in the industry. Creating AvanTech You in steel, Hettich provides an attractive drawer with side profiles that are easy to customise, making high quality statements. For space savers Living and working space is becoming increasingly precious. Using it as efficiently as possible is important to space savers. Their philosophy: any storage

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space – whether in furniture or in previously unused alcoves – should be easily accessible, cleverly structured and usable down to every last inch. WingLine L opens a surprisingly large section of wardrobe content in response to a push, creating more room in the room. For ease makers They attach importance to clear, simple processes in design, production and organisation: the ease maker uses CAD and digital technology, plans carefully and simplifies processes wherever possible – from the initial design idea to assembling and installing furniture on location. And with the e-services from Hettich, furniture is just a click away: product and wooden parts lists as well as design drawings are available for downloading for show exhibits.

Glue mounted Sensys hinge.

Lists of parts and drawings of the interzum exhibits are available for downloading.

The LegaMove system moves the wall unit's inner carcase down making it easy to reach items.

On the cutting edge: Drawer system InnoTech Atira The InnoTech Atira drawer system impresses the moment you set eyes on it, with clean, sharp lines, attractive colour options and with diverse side elements it will ďŹ t seamlessly into the home. The system offers a huge variety of storage and organisation options, including cutlery and utensil trays, pot and pan dividers, internal drawers for pantries and pull out systems for waste, recycling and laundries. InnoTech Atira even has under sink drawer options, perfect for bathroom vanities or for underneath kitchen sinks. For more information contact the Hettich team today. 0800 HETTICH JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 39

Processing solid and cross laminated timber

with Biesse technologies The housing and construction industry has recently seen the renaissance of timber as a material offering both structural and cladding qualities. Largely courtesy of the advent of cross-laminated timber products (CLT) we are seeing a real shift in attitudes towards this environmentally-friendly, construction material, which can also deliver remarkable energy savings. Wood offers durability over time, design freedom, superb mechanical characteristics such as elasticity, low specific weight, high tensile strength, excellent resistance to compression and flection, superior thermo-acoustic properties and is easy to machine. In addition, wooden houses do not have a negative impact on the environment or on the health of those who live in them, largely due to the fact that timber is the only building material that breathes. Wooden houses do not suffer from thermal bridges or condensation, courtesy of the high vapour permeability of this material. Other advantages derive from the ability of wood to ensure seismic safety and resistance to fire, as well as the fact that this material offers superb value for money and is quick to construct. Whether you are manufacturing timber joinery, working with solid timber or using CLT in building construction, Biesse have specific machinery options to ensure the best in processing and finishing. JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 40

When it comes to innovation, the role of Biesse in the sector cannot be ignored. The company has been producing specific technology for doors and windows for a significant period, and over the past two years, the group has expanded its product range with a number of specific models for machining solid wood beams and panels for all wooden elements used in the construction of wooden-frame houses, wooden panel houses, prefabricated buildings, large-scale public buildings, playgrounds and much more. The range dedicated to this sector includes: • • • •

Rover models, specifically equipped for doors and windows. WinLine models dedicated to doors and windows with specific solutions for automatic loading and unloading. Viet models with special configurations for smoothing parquet flooring. Uniteam models specifically designed for machining beams, wooden walls and elements for use in large public construction projects etc.

Rover machining centres are the most widelysold solutions of their kind in the world, and boast a range of unique technological features which are tailored to meet the productivity and flexibility requirements of even the most demanding manufacturers across a gamut of production requirements. Rover A, designed for the production of furniture and windows and doors, comes in a comprehensive range of sizes and configurations, and is ideally suited to both small and large woodworking companies who need to manufacture either irregularly-shaped

products or standard products in small batches. The Rover B features a gantry structure, and is perfect for machining large panels and solid wood workpieces. Meanwhile, the Rover C is ideal for heavy-duty machining operations, particularly on extra-thick elements. Highquality components are used across the entire Rover range. Electrospindles, boring heads and aggregates are designed and manufactured for Biesse by HSD, the global leader in the mechatronics sector. The 5-axis operating section is equipped with a 13, 16.5 or 21.5 kW HSD electrospindle with 360° continuous rotation on the vertical and horizontal axes. It enables the machining of complex shapes that would simply not be possible with a 4-axis machine whilst ensuring quality, precision and absolute long-term reliability. For more complex production processes, Biesse offers the Multicentro range. A single machine with the functionality of multiple machining centres, equipped with cutting-edge integrated systems for automatic loading and unloading which reduce direct operator involvement, significantly lowering production costs. Biesse Multicentro machines are modular and can be integrated into multiple cells. WinLine 16 is the new multi-centre for small companies who want to increase production, as well as for medium and large companies manufacturing small batches. It produces standard and special linear frames (including those with arches) with the utmost simplicity, leaving the operator free to deal with other tasks. The dual electrospindle enables all tool changes to be performed while the machine is (continued over page)

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A tailored Winline

Winline 16

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The WINLINE range offers the perfect solution for medium and large companies that need a custom solution. Combining the strength of a high performance line with the flexibility of a multicentre.

Processing solid and cross laminated timber with Biesse technologies (cont from previous page) running, regardless of the working cycle. The machine occupies just a few square metres and autonomously loads/unloads and positions the pieces with great accuracy. Winline 16 can work autonomously for up to 50/60 minutes, machining up to 280 panels per shift in an area of 45m2. Simplicity, precision and compact dimensions, all at a reduced cost: the lean factory of the future. The Winline One, created for the production of standard and special door and window frames (including arch structures) is designed for small and medium companies and manufacturers who want to supplement and/or replace existing non-flexible lines and systems. The machine boasts an independent double beam to optimise the machining of components. It is possible to process two different components at the same time, or machine a single work piece with both units. The various types of tool warehouses available enable up to 132 aggregates and tools to be housed within the machine. More than 300 components can be made per shift in accordance with the machine composition and type of window, and up to 168 pieces can be loaded, with 4 hours of machine autonomy. The Viet range offers a host of solutions for smoothing wooden floors and window/door frames. The Viet Opera 5 in particular is the new finishing centre designed to satisfy the needs of medium-sized enterprises looking for versatility and high levels of technology. Built with the same technology as that used on top-end machines, the Viet Opera 5 guarantees superb finish quality, less waste, and a considerable reduction in costs.

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The Viet Opera 7 is the most advanced, highperformance finishing centre on the market and boasts superb productivity across all automatic in-line machining operations, guaranteeing consistent performance quality. The machine offers a high degree of modularity, in order to meet a range of production requirements. Valeria is a calibrating/sanding machine specifically designed for use in the most demanding machining operations. Equipped with a number of high-performance groups (up to 100 horsepower, with speeds of up to 60m/ min), the Valeria can carry out even the most extreme operations, requiring removal of large amounts of machining waste. Narrow is a finishing centre designed for largescale industry, and allows for the machining of long, narrow pieces (skirting, wood flooring, strips, frames, building beams and components for windows). It is a compact modular solution which can be configured to machining operation requirements. The Narrow is the ideal machine for the construction sector, as it enables operators to machine extremely thick beams, and is perfect for wooden flooring and individual window elements or long, narrow components. The Uniteam range is an innovative series of machining centres designed specifically for machining solid and laminate wooden panels. These machines can quickly and simply perform all of the most common cutting operations for this industry, from tenon and mortise joints and struts to lap joints, profiles, dovetail joints, etc. The Uniteam CK was designed for machining of complex architectural structures for the civil construction sector, such as roofs for swimming pools, sports halls, etc. The loading zone is as

long as the unloading zone, enabling operators to machine beams with sections measuring up to 1000 x 300mm, with a length of up to 14 metres. Uniteam UT is the big sister of the Uniteam CK. This technology can be used to machine extremely large beams with sections measuring up to 1250 x 300mm, and is available in three different sizes (16, 18 and 24 metres). With a specific additional tool, the machine can also be used to process curved beams and X-Lam panels with a width of 3000 mm and a length proportionate to that of the machine. The Uniteam E MIX is a machining centre designed for cutting X-Lam panels of up to 300 mm thick. Its dimensions vary from a minimum of 12 metres to a maximum of 40 metres in length. It can also be configured to work in oscillating mode. The Uniteam E BM3 is designed for cutting X-Lam panels of up to 400 mm thick, and is characterised by its superb levels of productivity. This machining centre adapts seamlessly to automatic systems, and can be configured with extremely powerful work units. It is available in different sizes which correspond with the most commonly-used X-Lam panels on the market. Biesse offers a host of events to enable customers to experience their technology for the housing sector first hand. In addition to trade fairs, Biesse also provides prospective and existing customers with the opportunity to witness Biesse innovation up close, in show rooms around the world demonstrating the true potential of Biesse technologies in more than 30 "Made in Biesse" events. For further information go to

Use the natural resource in your own backyard says Australian developer New Zealand is missing a prime opportunity to combine its sustainable timber resources with an innovative manufacturing system to build faster and more efficiently. Daryl Patterson, Head of Operational Excellence at Lend Lease Australia, states Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is that missing link. Speaking at the Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA) and Property Council New Zealand Tall Timber Buildings seminar, Mr Patterson questioned why, given New Zealand’s ample timber resources, there is not greater use of CLT in our construction sector. “New Zealand is fortunate as all manufactured timber is made here. In Australia, we import manufactured timber as we don’t have the large timber resources to supply the raw product. You also have the design talent, a market that accepts timber and local manufacturers who have invested heavily in the technology to deliver and supply CLT.” Mr Patterson says he investigated CLT after seeing how 3D printing and robotic technology could be used to manufacture multi storey buildings. “We had a design team look at this and the challenge was not the printer but the ink. We had to ask what will we make

these buildings from. We needed a lightweight, strong, easy to manufacture, raw material. We looked at over 100 options and it kept coming back to timber: easy to construct, sustainable, durable and cost efficient.” CLT provides the dimensional stability, strength and rigidity of alternative products at similar costs and can be digitally fabricated. “This technology allows for mass customisation as the tools of design talk to the tools of production. We can now design and manufacture an entire apartment block in a warehouse, from a computer software program and robotics operated by one guy.” Mr Patterson cites London’s Graphite Apartments as an example. “We looked first at the 2008 construction of the Graphite Apartments, in London. This was social and affordable housing where CLT was being used in very economically tight circumstances. They had to make it work and reducing cost was the rationale for using CLT. They could build faster, cheaper and break the height record for timber buildings by 50 per cent.” Mr Patterson believes the cost saving is partly due to the speed of construction and the ability to make the building water tight far earlier in the construction process than can be achieved with traditional materials.

Bringing that knowledge back to Australia, Lend Lease went on to build the Forté, Melbourne’s tallest timber building in 2013. “What we found using CLT was, not only was it faster to build than a conventional building by 30%, we also reduced truck movements to and from the site by 90%.” Mr Patterson says other benefits included a quieter construction site, a smaller construction crew and significant thermal properties. He adds the feedback from buyers was overwhelmingly positive.

The 5 King development in Brisbane, when built, will take the crown of tallest, timber engineered office building in Australia.

“Buyers were not concerned about what the building was built out of. They just wanted a nice, modern home and we were able to deliver that on time, at a reasonable price using CLT.”

The implications for New Zealand, Mr Patterson argues, are huge. “In Christchurch, you have 1000 new buildings constructed with steel and concrete. These products are being imported from other countries when New Zealand is growing and manufacturing even better buildings in timber frame. CLT has the durability, strength, stability, seismic resilience, thermal performance, fire resistance, moisture management and vapour diffusion, healthy indoor environment, and design flexibility. New Zealand should champion this system and become the world leader in CLT constructed buildings.”

Mr Patterson also made reference to the recent, $150 million 5 King development in Brisbane, which is busting the scale for timber buildings at 52 meters high and features over 25,000 square meters of CLT. “Brisbane is a tough market to sell commercial buildings in. We wanted to bring construction costs down to reduce rent and attract tenants.There is strong interest by investors in sustainable, well-designed, CLT constructed buildings as they are known to attract and retain tenants. These buildings offer a lower carbon footprint and they are also great environments to work in.”

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Brushed Steel

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Make a statement in your sink … accessorise your InSinkErator® food waste disposer Let’s face it, food waste disposers aren’t sexy … until now. French Gold, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Mocha are just a few of our new, on-trend options to help your disposer fit seamlessly into your kitchen’s design and colour scheme. With InSinkErator’s new accessory range, you can now custom match your Air Switch Button, Sink Stopper and Sink Flange with your bench and sink. Although your waste disposer is tucked away under your bench, it doesn’t mean you can’t make a statement with our assorted range of accessories.

The Air Switch Button installs quickly and easily to any sink or countertop. Since wall switch access is not necessary, the switch is perfect for island installations. And yes, you can match the button colour to the sink flange and stopper for a seamless look. The easy-toreach push button switch acts as a syringe, pushing air through a hose that controls the power module and activates the switch inside. InSinkErator’s Sink Stoppers and Sink Flanges sit inside your sink and the available finishes can give your kitchen a designer touch while making a statement about your style.

All InSinkErator Food Waste Disposer Accessories are available in Stainless, Brushed Stainless, Matte Black, Mocha, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Biscuit, White and French Gold finishes. Whether building new or updating your kitchen, the InSinkErator accessories give you freedom to express your style and flare … albeit in the sink. For more information, visit InSinkErator. or call 0800 200 510.

Schweigen solves the problem of noisy rangehoods by installing the motor outside. A common complaint about rangehoods is the noise. Schweigen solves this problem by removing the motor from the hood and installing it outside. Ensuring silent extraction in your kitchen. The external German IsoDrive Motor uses all its energy for extraction rather than pushing air up against gravity and can be mounted on the roof, wall or eave. Schweigen has a wide selection of rangehoods designed to look good and operate silently in any kitchen.

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AMORINI worktops to suit Amorini is associated to a greater Global Amorini Family with operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong, and has established itself as a supplier of premium quality components to the building industry. The Amorini group has been sourcing quality products for more than twenty years, and bringing them to market at fair and affordable price points. INFINITY 100% ACRYLIC WORKTOPS Infinity worktops are 100% acrylic solid surface benchtops, available in 14 colours. • • •

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

DUROPAL HPL WORKTOPS Quadra worktops have a 3mm tight formed radius edge profile. Streamline worktops have a 2mm PVC laser front square edge profile. • • • • •

Duropal worktops are 39mm thick Duropal worktops are resistant to reasonable heat Duropal worktops are resistant to stains from everyday use Duropal worktops have a complete Moisture Vapour Seal to the underside of top Duropal worktops are available ex-works two working days

INFINITY ACRYLIC WORKTOPS are an upmarket yet cost effective solid surface option. Infinity worktops can be easily repaired and polished back to the same condition as when they were installed and their ease of fabrication means they can be installed almost immediately after the cabinets have been completed - no long waits for granite worktops! The non-porous nature and seamless look and feel of Infinity benchtops gives this product the highest standards of kitchen hygiene, and is suitable for commercial applications

DUROPAL PYROEX SPLASHBACKS To c o m p l e t e t h e D u r o p a l product offering, are the Pyroex Splashbacks. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are 4mm thick, fire retardant and available in four modern colours. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are tough, resistant to heat and moisture, as well as to wear, impact and scratching, making for a long lasting, easy to clean surface. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks offer quick and easy installation in large sheet sizes of up to 2800mm by 1200mm that can be installed the same day as your cabinetry.

DUROPAL QUADRA & STREAMLINE WORKTOPS are the highest quality laminate worktops, available from Amorini at unbeatable prices. Heat, stain and water resistant, Duropal worktops are sourced only from environmentally responsible manufacturers.

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

For more details, or to get a quote, please contact the team at Amorini. Email: sales@, Phone: 06 358 2759

DUROPAL PYROEX SPLASHBACKS are a 4mm fireretardant solid compact material, available in four colours. Compact High Pressure laminate is resistant to wear, impacts and scratching, making it long lasting and easy to clean. This flexible splash back doesn’t require special tooling and is easy to install.

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Superior Doors built a new factory designed with the purchase of the Celaschi double end tenoning line from SCM in mind.

technology produces superior doors Based in Papakura, Auckland, Superior Doors Ltd has been manufacturing residential doors for pre hangers and merchants for more than 30 years. With the recent purchase of a Celaschi double end tenoner with Mahros handling equipment from Italian woodworking machinery specialist SCM they have upgraded their manufacturing process to rank as amongst the most sophisticated in the Southern Hemisphere. JOINERS Magazine spoke to them about the purchase and commissioning. “Our previous line, which we still use,” says Lucas Davidson, son of company founder Ken Davidson, “was a hybrid put together and updated across several previous owners dating back many years to Henderson & Pollard. It still runs ok, but is a little tired and lacks the flexibility we require in a market where very few people want to carry stock and you need to be able to produce to order and quickly. The selection of the Celaschi from SCM followed some careful research on the part of the company. “We narrowed our choice down to a couple of the major European manufacturers and went to Germany and Italy to view first hand and discuss options with them. European door manufacturers tend to specialise in long runs of the same product and their machinery configurations follow that. We were looking for a machinery set up which would give us more flexibility to cope with the variety in shape and size of our doors. We also wanted a resident NZ company representation for service and spare parts when required.

“Following our decision Celaschi set the line up firstly in Italy for a test run. Two double end tenoners in succession, one squaring the sides in tandem before moving through to the second which handles top and bottom edges. We sent up a container of doors, they used half of them to set up to our specification prior to our arrival and then the rest as a demonstration for us when we arrived. It went very well and gave us and SCM a head start for installing back home.

“The decision was not an easy one but we went with SCM because they looked the best to fulfil both these criteria. SCM subsidiary Celaschi has a dedicated tenoner manufacturing facility which meant they were able and prepared to customise the line to suit our needs and they are represented in New Zealand by Machines R Us who we knew and had confidence in.

“The machinery arrived in Auckland in February last year and SCM sent down 2 technicians from Italy for 4 weeks and then another 4 for 8 weeks to assemble and commission the line. Every aspect of the machine was set up to specifically cater to our needs. Angles, sizes, and speed of blades and rollers were configured to fit every size

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Door edges are squared in tandem, the door then moves through the second tenoner where top and bottom edges are processed before automatic unloading to waiting pallets.

requirement and option for our manufacturing methods. We probably over specified in some areas, but we wanted to make it bullet proof and give us some headroom for growth and future export if we wish. “The process is managed by generic SCM software, which is able to be serviced remotely from Italy. This has been very important and necessary, making commissioning and ongoing instruction and adjustment a lot easier. “The highly customised and highly specified nature of our set up meant there were inevitably issues to resolve in getting the line to run at optimum levels for us. We started rolling out about 200 doors a shift and spent a good part (continued over page) l 09 820 9486 JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 47

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of last year adjusting and getting it running just as we wanted - John Fleet from Machines R Us has visited us many times during and following installation. We are now producimg at the levels we require and generally do a run of standard doors, then run specials at the end. Adjustment is easy as the machine recalculates and re sizes itself. “The Mahros handling system provides excellent feed and recovery. Our operator simply sets the pallets of doors up and they are automatically loaded, pass through the line and are then unloaded on the other side. The operator can easily disappear for 1/2 an hour if he wishes.

throughout the involvement and rapport with John Fleet and SCM has been very good and they have worked with us in getting the line to run as we want it. “The result is a double end tenoning line customised to our needs that is very fast and very accurate and the finish of the doors coming off it is fantastic. We didn’t purchase it for the speed, but for the quality it delivers, a quality that differentiates ourselves from some of our largest competitors. “With the introduction of the technology this line represents we can achieve the quality we are looking for while maintaining a competitive price range in what is a tight market.

“A little over a year down the track we are happy with the outcome, as with any big project, it has been difficult in stages, but

we wanted to bring more sophistication to the NZ door manufacturing market, a better product for everybody by upping the quality - to do this we knew we needed to invest in the future and be up with the latest technology Ken Davidson

It’s not all about the product - it’s about how we make it work for you. JoineryIT will deliver the ideal solution for any cabinet manufacturer wanting to streamline their business. JoineryIT market leading software Cabinet Vision is a true design-to-manufacturing software with design-to-manufacture options at all levels to suit your business. Cabinet Visions’ SOLID and S2M can be mixed and matched to ensure you can enter the CNC arena at budget thats works for you.

What sets S2M apart from the rest. Start the job - finish the job. With everything in the one program you’ll reduce the number of hoops you jump through to obtain machine ready g-code Tool path simulation - helps identify exactly what the end result will be Define small parts - apply different tool strategies to any parts prone to moving on the nest Linked outline - keeping the router head down on the way around the nest, bridging the gap between parts saves machine time! Part labels - give the right information for edging, assembly and delivery

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NZS4211 approved protection Schlegel has been supplying “Best in Class” products to timber joiners in New Zealand for over fifty years. In recent years, Schlegel has expanded its range to offer joiners the advanced timber sealing and hardware ranges of US giant Amesbury Truth, a sister company to Schlegel. Schlegel offers a full range of NZS4211 approved window and door seals, including the Aquamac sliding range, adhesive zero gap seal, QDS adhesive door seal and timber kerf seals with optional fin for outstanding acoustic performance. Aquamac maintains consistently high standards of energy efficiency specifically for timber, often exceeding any long-term window performance guarantees.

Schlegel offers a wide range of pile and foam seals that can be customised to your specific requirements. The designs are superior in terms of the look and feel, ease of use, ease of installation, and cost efficiency combined with durability that equals value for money.

Aquamac is a unique design, it is impervious to paint and stain, and provides some of the best energy saving performance characteristics currently available. • •

E x c e l l e n t m e m o r y, compensates for window movement Lower insertion force, speeds insertion by up to 15% and high performance over a wide temperature range Unaffected by rot, mould, mildew and UV light

Schlegel has recently relocated to new premises in Burrett Business Park, Penrose, Auckland which will help us to achieve our aim of delivering best in class service and reliability to you, our customers. Together with new premises we also offer a larger product range than ever before, including balances, handles, locks and any number of complimentary products to suit your windows and doors.

The new team at Schlegel NZ are rising to the challenge of servicing our customers accurately and efficiently with the full range of high quality Schlegel products. Brian Wood NZ Sales Manager

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The F 7 planer and S 7 thicknesser, top of the range from SCM L’invincible.

SCM precision quality and longevity When Jeff Smith from Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd went to AWISA last year to look for a new sander he knew it was probably going to be an SCM, he already had one and knew their worth. He came back with a new SCM Sandya 600, plus a thicknesser, and a planer, from the SCM invincible range. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd produce at the high end across the range - kitchens, joinery, doors, furniture, staircases. “We do everything and go anywhere that our work takes us, much of it for architectural clients,” says Jeff. We had previously replaced our CNC and edgebander and it was time to look at upgrading our solid wood machinery. I initially intended to just replace the sander, but once I got to AWISA and had decided on the SCM Sandya I saw

Consistency and quality are what we were looking for and the quality of the product coming off these machines is excellent. The sander is very good especially so on our veneer work. The thicknesser has been a great buy, the spiral heads a further refinement on the previous model.

Jeff Smith with the SCM Sandya 600 he purchased at AWISA last year.

a demonstration of the SCM S 7 L’invincibile thicknesser, I loved it and decided I wanted it as well. Then I thought it would be good to get rid of the last of the green machinery in the shop and came home with a SCM F 7 L’invincible planer as well. They are basically a replacement of similar machines, we had previously had SCM L’invincible machines which had given us great performance so I didn’t really look past more of the same.

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We bought the machines from John Fleet of Machines R Us. I had had dealing with John previously in a machine servicing capacity and found him just as good in delivering on the sales process. However, these machines are really plug and play and very similar to operate to our previous machinery so we haven’t required much assistance in this area. I am very pleased with the purchases, I came home with more than I expected but nice to have the shop up to date, with modern precision and quality from SCM. 

When we were at AWISA I think Jeff could really see the benefits of the SCM cutter block having 3 spirals over cheaper smaller 2 spiral setups on the market, it is a pretty specialised product to produce and something SCM has really mastered John Fleet Machines R Us l 09 820 9486

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Leitz - australasian made Nine out of ten CNC machines sold in Australasia are nesting machines. It’s no surprise then that routing using small diameter router bits is a big percentage of the market. Manufacturers of kitchens; bathrooms; office furniture and other products where manufactured boards are the main raw material are looking for ways of speeding up production while reducing unit costs. The machine may appear to be the most important component of manufacturing but it’s the relatively low-cost, disposable router cutter that’s doing the work. Usually; quality router bits came out of Europe or North America but now Leitz is manufacturing these in Australasian market.

Leitz has been producing cutting tools for the woodworking industries for over one hundred years. In fact it’s over 140 years since Albert Leitz founded the Wurttemberg wood boring factory in Oberkochen in Southern Germany where the head office is still located. It’s this long history that has made Leitz one of the top producers of quality, premium cutting tools in the World. It’s this history that ensures Leitz has the technical know-how and skill to manufacture any kind of tool from the most complex ProfilCut Q profile tool to a simple drill bit. In New Zealand, prior to 2008, the Leitz product range was sold through an agent but since then Leitz has operated in its own right and opened a full service centre in 2012 located in Penrose. During this time Leitz has supplied and produced tools from their extensive catalogue and has also manufactured tools for specific applications. These tools all conform to International safety standards and have been proven top performers in every wood processing application. While most tools come from Germany,

many Leitz subsidiaries operate what’s known as “fast production” to supply small amounts of specialist tools; usually brazed tip or diamond cutters needed by the manufacturer in a hurry. One of the most-used cutting tools in Australasia is the small diameter router cutter. A small diameter is needed to reduce the amount of waste in a nested board but this reduces the peripheral or outside speed of the cutter. It’s fair to say that the small diameter router bit is possibly one of the hardest working tools used by the industry. Add to this the particular needs of the nesting industry to eliminate entirely any breakout on both surfaces of the material and the result is a very complex tool with unique engineering characteristics. Enter the compression cutter that has completely revolutionised the small scale, high turnover nested manufacturing cabinet industry in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Nesting is also done in Europe but due to their higher volumes of standard parts, it’s not widely used.

Australian made router bits.

Compression cutters for nesting have traditionally been imported from the United States but only a few years ago, Leitz Australia looked at the possibility of manufacturing them here. There were some compelling economic reasons to manufacture in the local region, not least of which is the exchange rate against the US dollar. More importantly was that Leitz believed manufacturing in this region would keep them at the top of their game and provide significant benefits to local manufacturers.


Whether renovating or rebuilding, people should not take a gamble with a major investment in their home – the best kitchens and cabinetry don’t just happen. It makes sense to consult a Master Joiner for the planning, manufacture and installation in any home.

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Leitz Australia already had several pieces of high-end grinding equipment for automatic sharpening of cutting tools but only one machine for producing router bits. To meet the expected demands a higher output machine was needed. A new machine was also required to produce at a standard that would satisfy Leitz exacting tolerances. Leitz purchased and installed a new 5-axis tool grinder equipped with a robot which is fully programmable so every router bit Leitz make is the same as the last, something that cabinet manufacturers insist on. It is also equipped with a refrigerated coolant system to ensure that heat does not affect the fine tolerances the machine works to. The machine can make any router bit on the market but it’s the compression cutter that Leitz see most used. Not every compression bit is the same and previously Leitz sold a range from their extensive catalogue. This now puts Leitz at the forefront of manufacturing in Australasia. Leitz only uses the best quality carbide rod for their router bits. Chis Jones, Managing Director of Leitz Australasia said “Carbide can be made from soft to hard and we need the right grade so our customers get the most life from

their tools and the cutters aren’t too brittle and prone to breaking under load. Both characteristics are important. Carbide is sort of like a cake mix where one cake can come out perfectly and another cake, made by someone else, can be a flop. We source only the right carbide for our router cutters; our reputation and our customers’ production depend on it. Our locally made bits have been sent to Leitz in Germany for testing and the verdict was that they were excellent.” An obvious advantage of making router bits in the local region is speed to the market. Another advantage is that compression bits can be manufactured to suit individual manufacturer’s needs. Compression cutters need as much up-shear as possible for the longest tool life but in some cases the available vacuum may not be sufficient to keep the board securely on the table, especially at high speeds. Leitz can now offer compression bits suitable for a range of machines. Andrew Bismire, Product Manager, says “A compression bit running up to 24,000 rpm and 35 metres a minute is flying. The cutter needs to be as good as it can be and we chase microns to get the desired

Leitz Australia purchased a new 5-axis tool grinder equipped with a robot which is fully programmable so every router bit Leitz make is the same as the last

result for our customers. Provided the customer has a machine where the collet is in good condition and holds the bit over its entire clamping length, we can achieve in some cases up to 40% more tool life from the cutters we manufacture.” This has been verified by a manufacturer capable of recording actual lineal metres, in trials conducted in conjunction with Leitz. What Leitz has been able to achieve in the performance of their compression router bits has been remarkable. “Making compression router bits for the Australian and

New Zealand markets makes good sense. We knew we had the skills and knowledge to do it and Leitz Germany gave us all the help we needed to accomplish this. We increase our local production; reduce our delivery times; achieve fantastic quality and keep the tool production skills in Australia” said Andrew. Leitz compression router bits have proved to be hugely popular with Australian and New Zealand manufacturers who also support local production. 

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Microvellum - professionalism Steve Harvey from Re Space in Nelson began using Microvellum as a design tool a couple of years ago and recently extended its use into running production when he switched to a CNC set up last year. The consequent use and development of the library to suit his methods and products saw real benefits accrue across the design, production and installation aspects of his business Business been growing steadily for the last few years for the specialist wardrobe and storage manufacturer, prompting the purchase of a new CNC and supporting software in September last year, and the employment of a person with a CAD background to help development. “Microvellum is very good for what we do”, comments Steve, “and using it from design through to production has further reinforced this. We use a lot of single panel partitions in wardrobe design, rather than stacking boxes as in kitchens. We are dealing with confined spaces with single scribes and panel to walls with drilling on both sides. The versatility of Microvellum suits this - once we developed our library we started to achieve real momentum right through the manufacturing process.

Microvellum is very good for dealing with the peculiarities of wardrobe design - single sheet divisions and confined spaces.

“Tim Veale from Microvellum has been very helpful, I am pretty familiar with the program by now but the CNC linkage was new to us, and Tim has been there when we needed him. He recently came down for a couple of sessions just to ensure we are moving in the right direction in our customisation of the program. “The transition to CNC has had it difficulties but we are seeing the real benefits now as we become more adept with the program.

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“Production is up - we are handling a greater work load with the same labour force and it is noticeably easier to accommodate any staff downtime due to sickness or unexpected time off, something we often struggled with previously. “Design time is down, as we improve and extend the library, time in front of the screen is reduced. And installation is easier as we are able to accommodate site anomaly’s at the design stage. Switches and power points or

pipes in hot water cupboards that previously had to be cut out during installation can now be handled earlier. Our installers measure better now because they know we can machine it out for them. “Microvellum is a definite asset to the company - it ensures our work flows better from design through production and into installation we are more professional because of it. 

Microvellum - customisation Most of the work done by Breeze Furniture in Auckland is of a one off nature, which was a big factor when they were looking for software capable of taking design through to production on their new Multicam router. We spoke to owner Kevin Wright about his selection of Microvellum to do this work and his experience with it to date. “Initially we ran the Multicam through its onboard software but knew that there were big advantages to be gained by using software more specific to our requirements,” says Kevin. “I was previously using a design package which I liked but it didn’t easily link to the production process which was central to our requirements. “Our starting point was to visit all the software sellers at AWISA last year. We spent 1½ to 2 hours with each discussing our work and viewing demonstrations before selecting Microvellum as it seemed to best suit the oneoff nature of our work and they also have a physical presence in New Zealand and more particularly Auckland. “While virtually all our work is custom there is obviously a lot of similarity and the Microvellum library set up is very appealing and useful in this regard. It is very easy to customise individual units from the library to a current job and then add to the library for future use, or in effect customise the library to your own use.

“As part of the purchase arrangement we had four days training with Microvellum’s NZ agent, Tim Veale, and really needed all of it to familiarise ourselves with all aspects of the program. Tim filmed the training sessions and gave us the video afterwards which has been very good for ongoing reference especially in the first few months. “Any ongoing questions have been resolved usually by text or phone with Tim or his staff within 24 hours. The online aspect of this is very good and very necessary, and again Tim will video himself answering our query and supply us the video for ongoing reference. “The change on our business has been quite dramatic - less man hours on the floor, less questions from floor staff on how units go together, more accuracy, less mistakes, greater speed in work in general. Perhaps the most telling comment - we used to out source some of our work, now we are doing work for other companies.”

“It has changed our business massively,” says Breeze Furniture director Kevin Wright, seen here with production manager Rahul Prasad. “We are taking on more work with the potential to expand even further.”

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MicroPro® Timber Treatment - a success for KLC

With its onsite treatment plant, finger jointing facility and paint line, KLC can supply product to any stage of finishing.

Joiners benefit from new technology Since its establishment back in 1997 with a custom kiln drying operation KLC Ltd has become one of the largest and most efficient volume timber remanufacturers in the country offering a wide range of product and services to its clientele. Based on a 5 hectare site in the Kaingaroa Forest some 50 km south of Rotorua, KLC Ltd with currently some 120 staff, is a multi faceted operation with investment in high tech machinery and processes making it a world leader in timber optimisation from each board of Pinus Radiata it processes while maintaining a high speed, highly efficient and largely automated operation. Their onsite finger jointing operation with the option of the finger joint being on the face or edge enables KLC to react quickly to customer demand making almost any profiled product at pace.

With two subsequent processing operations onsite – a treatment plant, edge presses and paint line – KLC can supply products to any stage of finishing. This flexibility means the company produces to order, not for stock. As most of the timber product KLC produces are used in external applications – weatherboard exterior cladding as well as fascia’s and other joinery applications, one of the most important processes KLC carry out is the preservation of the timber it remanufactures. It is in this arena that KLC excel be it in producing fingerjointed, laminated or moulded timber product. Manufacturing profiled fingerjointed material with traditional treatments can be a complicated process. As Managing Director Kevin Lewis points out “Paint does not like sticking to freshlytreated LOSP (Light Organic Solvent Preservative) treated timber, and there is always the issue of the flash off period (the

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time required for the solvent used in the treatment process to evaporate) and the potential for it to mobilise resins in the wood. LOSP does offer one unique feature though, no dimensional change after treatment.” These challenges are compounded by the increasing market pressure to find more environmentally friendly treatment processes, especially for products used in outdoor education centres, playgrounds and the like. KLC has addressed these issues by introducing, some four and a half years ago, a new range of products: a pre-primed, finger-jointed product that utilises a cutting-

edge treatment process called KLC Generation II MicroPro®. This treated exterior cladding Generation II H3.2 system is currently unique to KLC. The MicroPro process applies copper under high pressure (1400kPa achieving total penetration) with water in a highly leach-resistant form which is regarded as a far more environmentally friendly product. “The treatment is a new micronized copper treatment that is applied before and not after machining. Traditional offerings use different ingredients such as LOSP with up to thirty litres of solvent per cubic metre of timber. Other preservatives such as boron in boric treated products remains water soluble in service and relies heavily on the paint coating while the CCA process uses a combination of copper, chrome and arsenic (a great bug killer) but is not seen as very ecofriendly. The MicroPro method uses copper applied with water under high pressure and although

more expensive, the benefits outweigh any extra cost. After kiln drying, the timber is dressed and then put through our paint line”. The glue we use in the finger jointing process can handle the full vacuum, the high pressure, total immersion and kiln drying and remain dimensionally accurate with no odour. It’s an environmentally friendly process. We also possess a resource consent to dispose of by burning the shavings, meeting strict environmental guidelines which other forms of treatment do not allow, meaning we are still recovering value in energy form from a waste product in an environmentally safe method.” The Value of MicroPro® Treatment Timber treated with Micropro® has shown in long term testing to provide effective protection against fungal decay and termite attack, and is approved in NZ standards for H3.1 to H5 hazard classes. It offers better corrosion resistance for code approved fasteners and hardware and is quite suitable for interior and exterior, above ground and below ground contact. With a lighter, more natural timber appearance than other copper based treated timber products, it has improved painting and staining qualities and has been tested and approved for aluminium contact. It is ideal for most building and joinery applications including decking, joists, handrails, fascia, weatherboards and window framing and reveals in residential and commercial settings. This applies to both laminated and finger jointed timber.

the German manufacturer Michael Weinig. With all this we can supply to the Joinery and Cabinetmaking sectors, MicroPro Treated finger jointed and laminated blanks and untreated blanks, these are normally produced in 5.4 and 6.3 metre lengths”.

MicroPro® Treatment is ideal for most building and joinery operations.

less copper into aquatic and land environments when compared to amine copper preservative treated timber products. The small amount that does escape bonds readily to organic matter in the soil and becomes biologically inactive eliminating eco-toxic impacts. It has also met the stringent VOC emission standards applied in the USA for use in schools, offices and other sensitive environments. KLC Ltd offer MicroPro® treated products in either H3.2 or H4, backed by a 50 year warranty, double many other treatments.This allows KLC Ltd the opportunity to introduce to the New Zealand construction and joinery industry a safe, environmentally preferable alternative to other timber treatment options available, offering the protection and security of a lifetime of performance.

One of KLC’s leading customers for finger jointed MicroPro ® Treated Blanks is Lumberbank based in Auckland. Lumberbank on sell and distribute finger jointed treated and untreated blanks to Cabinetmakers and Joiners throughout New Zealand. The Kaingaroa site is one of the largest of its kind in New Zealand. Here we manage all the processes involved in processing the timber on one site. This makes KLC unique in its operating, treatment and processing opportunities and expertise. “The plant is as good as it gets with all the necessary experience and knowledge for its processes and machinery” comments Kevin. Kevin also says “We have the most suitable machinery available from

“I believe we are successful because we are efficient at producing what our clients want: a durable timber product in sizes and lengths ideally suited to the requirements of industries such as the joinery and cabinetmaking trades” Kevin says. For more info please contact: Trevor Attwood m: 027 449 2862 e: or Chrissie Atkinson m: 027 404 0230 e: Web: www.

KLC Ltd is a Chain of Custody, FSC® Certified Company.

The MicroPro ® technology, available through Koppers Performance Chemicals New Zealand, was the first treated timber process to be certified under the Scientific Certification System’s Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) programme based on Life Cycle Assessment in the USA. Two key aspects are firstly, a reduced energy use whereby the MicroPro treated timber process reduces total energy use and greatly reduces green house gas emissions and secondly, it also largely eliminates copper releases with MicroPro® treated products releasing 90% to 99%

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The Burns & Ferrall Omega range raises the standard for an entry level sink offer. Replacing the Burns & Ferrall Sovereign and Regency, the Omega bowls offer a lot more features for the same wholesale price. These models have a true laser edge that makes wiping into the sink easy and as they are pressed from 0.8mm thick stainless steel they will stand the test of time. The Omega OMB100 single bowl and drainer is the perfect response to the market trend of bowls getting larger. With a bowl size of 400 x 400mm, the OMB100 with handle those extra large dishes with ease.

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The Burns & Ferrall Linea range has the same ERZOV VL]HV DQG FRQÂżJXUDWLRQ DV WKH 2PHJD range. This includes a true laser edge that makes wiping into the sink easy and as they are pressed from 0.8mm thick stainless steel they will stand the test of time. What sets the Burns & Ferrall Linea range apart however, is the tight 25mm corner radius geometry. Not only does this provide the Linea with a very modern look but also enables your customer to compliment their sink with any accessory from the Burns & Ferrall Designer R25 range.

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Hinges Hinged doors in the kitchen have given ground in recent years to drawer systems, however that hasn’t stopped development and choice. We look at the attributes of the modern hinge and speak to several manufacturers about where the innovation is happening - and found it is all about durability, quiet action and ease of application.

Original Blum Quality – hinge testing Trouble-free function. Easy opening and silent closing – comprehensive practical testing by Blum is supporting your business and clients everyday. For impressive quality for the lifetime of the furniture, it has to be the original. On average a kitchen will be in use for 20 years. To guarantee optimal function in everyday use, Blum fittings are subjected to intensive testing. Blum’s range of hinges are tested in simulations of up to 200,000 cycles. Cabinets are opened and closed with varying frequency according to how they are used on a daily basis. Therefore, we also test our products according to different requirements. Lift systems are checked up to 80,000 opening movements, box and runner systems up to 100,000 and hinge systems even up to 200,000. Blum's internal standards are often higher than national and international standards. For a 2017 Warranty and Maintenance Statement email There is more around the corner – at Interzum 2017 Blum has show cased the new 155 Zero Protrusion CLIP top hinge with integrated BLUMOTION.

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Hinges, bifold door fittings, overhead li & push to open systems Quality Product from Italy. Quality Service from Kiwis. An extensive range of so -close hinges: 105° 110° 155° In-line Bifold 45° Zero protrusion And in Series 200: 0: 165° Corner door Reverse sprung

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Stefano Orlati new handles

Handles are the final touch to kitchen cabinets whether traditional in style, contemporary or somewhere inbetween. They come in all kinds of materials and finishes and can really help to establish the style and mood of the space. But how do you know which handles to choose to suit your cabinets?

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When making the important decisions on handles for the kitchen or bathroom, the client needs to think about quality, style, finish and size. Stefano Orlati offers new European inspired finishes in our favourite handle styles, so you can be sure you are choosing quality handles in modern finishes. Choose from any traditional finish; plus, antique iron, brushed copper and polished copper are now also available. Alternatively, you can create a completely handle-less look with profiles. If you would like your kitchen to be super contemporary and streamlined, consider having no handles at all on your cabinetry. Stefano Orlati CAPRI profiles can be recessed into the drawer or door front to create a clean look, but allowing functionality and ease of access to your kitchen storage. Go one step further and light up your cabinetry. Choose a CAPRILED, which is a handle profile with a LED strip built in. The LED strip within the LED profiles creates an ambiance in the sleek clean-lined kitchen. Stefano Orlati handles have always placed emphasis on providing comprehensive ranges of high quality stylish products that conform to the latest trends. The selected product ranges encompass inspiration for your design visions. It’s our aim to exceed expectations by providing all valued customers with unparalleled service and supply. Contact us to find out how to get Stefano Orlati handles and profiles into your project.

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When making the important decisions on handles for the kitchen or bathroom, the client needs to think about quality, style, finish and size.

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The Salice Hinge Series 700 zero protrusion 155° and the Salice overhead lift system - made in Italy by Salice.

Access Group & Salice growing together by meeting your needs Since announcing their distribution partnership with Salice, in July 2015, Access Group have continued to work with the quality Italian manufacturer to expand their range to meet the needs of New Zealand kitchen makers, cabinet makers and joiners.

Since then, and in response to customer requests, the following hinge options have been added: • • •

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Many Salice Series 200 concealed hinges including special angles: 110°, 165°, 45°, corner door, bifold, blind corner Full overlay, half overlay and inset Series 700 Silentia Advanced patented technology with integrated, bumper-less soft close system allowing for many openings/closings in very short timeframe

Series 200 Push hinges in 110°, 45mm full overlay and inset options 52mm options for many Series 200 110° hinges 52mm options for several Series 700 Soft Close hinges in crampon, 45°, 110°, 155° and 155° zero protrusion Zero protrusion options for Series 200 155° and Series 700 Soft Close 155° hinges Series 100 Soft Close 105° range in full overlay and just 12mm deep metal cup

In addition, Access has added other quality Salice door system products to their range in the last twelve months: Mechanical Push System An adjustable, self-opening mechanical push system for handleless doors, with two releasing device options and two retaining catch options.

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Magnetic Push System A recessed magnetic push to open system for handleless doors, with two retaining catch options and two adaptor options for conversion to screw on installation. Bifold Door Gear Easy to assemble and very quiet, the Salice bifold door system folds to just 80mm space when doors are open. All components – tracks in two lengths, sliding block, sliding block hinge and bifold door hinge, are available from Access Group, and must be used with standard Salice hinges and mounts. Lifts for Overhead Doors These compact systems, with integrated soft closing, maintain maximum space within the cabinet. Their steel and diecast construction makes for strength, stability and durability. No specialist tools are required as front, side and vertical adjustments are all made with a standard PZ2 screwdriver.

Access Group’s range of Salice lifts includes those for single flap doors (100N and 150Noptions) and for bifold flap doors (250N, 300N, 400N and 500N options).

Contact your Access Group rep, phone us on 0800 852 258 or email us at sales@accessgroup. to request our new Salice catalogue. * Access Group guarantees all products from manufacture or material fault, for the life of the furniture or cabinetry into which they are installed.

Viewpoint Suzie Rees, Executive Officer NKBA

Succeeding by design potential pitfalls, and taking the time to understand a customer’s individual needs, a qualified designer will take clients through the process of creating a balanced and exciting mix of functionality features, colours, surfaces and products.

This Morgan Cronin kitchen won an ‘Excellence in Design 2016’ award at last years conference. (photographer - Kallan MacLeod)


KBA has long stood by the value of strong design ethos, this was instilled into the Association when founding members worked with NKBA USA over 30 years ago to bring the Certified Kitchen Design (CKD) and Certified Bathroom Design (CBD) qualification to New Zealand and convert it for our market. As time progressed it became clear that in order to protect and grow the industry it was necessary for NKBA to deliver kitchen and bathroom design qualifications in conjunction with ITO. The rest is history and we continue to deliver these qualifications to industry which are set on the NZQA framework and recognised internationally. An inhouse qualified designer is a huge asset to a manufacturing business and conversely a designer has an extended opportunity of learning whilst working for a manufacturer. The promotion and exposure to the consumer is part of NKBA’s marketing strategy, to educate the consumer to engage with a designer whether within a manufacturing business or an independent designer.

BCITO are advising us that our industry has a high need for qualified skills both manufacturing and in design. The call for action has been responded to and this has been reflected with a 48% increase in student enrolment numbers, 41 graduates and 5 courses held over the past year.

An accredited NKBA-qualified designer will bring skill, experience and sound product knowledge to the table. CDS supports education, designers and students while studying including offering annual scholarships while NKBA promotes a Student Design Competition as part of NKBA’s Awards programme.

CONFERENCE We welcome you to join us for our Conference in Sydney, Creativity@Work on Thursday 10 & Friday 11 August 2017. We will be celebrating “Excellence in Design Awards 2017” winners plus BCITO’s Most Promising Student and the winner of the Student Design Challenge. The Certified Designers Society will be presenting CDS Scholarships to the deserving recipients. Check out NKBA website for further information and to register

“To ensure a project runs smoothly, stays on budget and has a winning outcome, it always pays to choose a qualified designer. High-end surfaces, the latest hardware and sleek, eco-friendly appliances all contribute to the look of a new kitchen or bathroom. But it’s the trained eye and extensive knowhow of a professional designer that not only breathes life to a project but also brings the wow factor.” The Certified Designers Society (CDS) is a group of qualified designers within the noted National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA). By selecting a qualified designer for a project clients are assured that the interior will be designed with the highest standard of professionalism, skill and integrity. To achieve a winning result, qualified designers work closely with a homeowner throughout a project. With an awareness of

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Milling Blackwood in the Marlborough Sounds Boutique producer Paul Millen gives an account of milling and marketing private lots of NZ grown exotics. My brother and I recently milled eight blackwood trees extracted from our Marlborough Sounds property. The sawmiller was Martin Douglass from Motuere, using a Woodmizer mobile sawmill. The trees were 30 years old plus, and diameters ranged from 3060cm. All had been pruned to between 4-6 metres. Three to four logs per tree were milled, at lengths between 2.4 metres and 3.6 metres. This included unpruned logs from above the pruning lift that were targeted to produce decorative knotty flooring. Trees were being felled as sawmilling progressed, so felling was only 24-48 hours before sawing. Smaller logs had any sapwood slabbed off then 1 or 2 flatsawn boards taken off both side to leave a 170mm wide cant. This was then cut along the pith into two halves that were then flat sawn. All boards then edged to 157mm to ensure they were straight. Larger pruned logs were quarter sawn and to do this successfully most of the sapwood was also removed before quartering. The timber was custom sawn as 157mm x 27mm and

Slabbing off the sapwood to produce a cant reveals the stunning colour and grain of Blackwwod

supplied green for a new house. It was delivered to a Marlboroughbased specialist wood processor to be seasoned, square dressed and then run through to produce T&G flooring with a 135mm face. Do the dollars stack up? We sold 3.75 sawn cubic metres for $1,800 per cube. However, the sawmilling process was only producing one cubic metre per day so while we set aside some quarter sawn high grade clears cut from the best butt logs (that we can sell for $4,000 per cube), in the future this decorative mixed knotty grade

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we will price at $2,500 per cube if green sawn and $3,000 per cube if filleted and seasoned before sale. Blackwood is a niche timber that I suggest is like the 'pinot noir variety' of NZ exotic timbers.The timber has incredible colour and diversity and is a relatively easy hardwood to saw and season. There's a lot of satisfaction in producing a really top product. I know there's some excellent mature well managed farm forestry stands and these growers deserve to a return given the demanding silviculture required to manage these early plantations.

We just need to get a marketing campaign underway! In terms of future management of the blackwood stand, we have erred towards developing a 'continuous cover' management system with high initial stocking enabling gradual removal of trees when they reach millable size. No new planting is needed as blackwood coppices and seeds freely, so it is a case of simply managing the regrowth and regeneration as it develops. www.

EnRoute Software – makes things easy The CNC Routers that are available on the market today are at an all-time high in terms of the overall quality of the machines and the vast gamut of products that they can help to create. The main challenge that woodworkers are faced with is finding a software solution that will allow them to unlock the true power of their CNC machine. EnRoute Software, together with a product that has the 3D parametric design power of Vectorworks Interiorcad, is a combination that will help you accomplish just about anything. One of the things that helps separate EnRoute Software from other CAD CAM packages is that it addresses advanced toolpathing applications, such as AutoToolpath for Nested Based Manufacturing, while at the same time offering incredible graphic and 3D creative design capabilities. For a woodworker, this can mean using one product to connect to Vectorworks Interiorcad to automatically toolpath, nest and output however many sheets of material are needed to complete a whole job; and creating textured wall panels or creating furniture with 3D elements. A great example of this is Canada-based Wellcon Construction who utilized the surfaces available in EnRoute to incorporate a 3D parametric texture on the front doors of its stand-alone walnut entry cabinet. At the core off EnRoute is its fast, accurate and reliable toolpath engine that provides excellent control over cut quality and efficiency. This allows woodworkers to save parameters for any given cut and easily apply them to imported or created shapes.This ability to save and reuse toolpaths is accessible in Vectorworks Interiorcad using the AutoToolpath function, along with EnRoute’s True Shape Nesting to provide a Design to Output solution that takes just a few clicks. EnRoute is far more than just a toolpath engine, however. It boasts a complete set of CAD Drawing Tools to assist users when creating bespoke shapes or designs. EnRoute’s design tools offer a unique blend of creativity and texture selections via its extensive tools, including 3D Surface Creation, that can create the frames of an artistic chair, and the Trim/ Extend for creating desktops and millwork such as an intricate wooden 2D mirror frame produced by USA-based Qualico Construction. This equips woodworkers with the ability to create designs for any kind of project or application, from 2D parts for general manufacturing, right-through to attentiongrabbing 3D dimensional signs.

That’s right, there was a reference above to 3D Surfacing. That means woodworkers can create 3D parts right on their 3 axis CNC machine with the same program used to make boxes. EnRoute’s Surface creation and texture tools can be used to make 3D objects of any kind. This is exemplified in a project which saw Las Palomas Woodworks, New Mexico, USA, produce the seat of a maloof chair using EnRoute’s 3D Relief tool, while utilizing the Rapid Texture Design tool when creating the chair legs.

3D textures available in EnRoute

EnRoute offers an extensive range of efficiencyenhancing tools. Users can ensure they maximize the capabilities of the software via its built-in training movies.

Local New Zealand joinery company B & M Joinery in Cromwell didn’t initially think they would use Enroute much as a stand alone application, however on several occasions it’s enabled them to create outputs, which they could not have done any other way.

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a factory in your back pocket Imagine meeting a potential customer knowing you had access to the largest machines in the country and an expert team with design capability, but without needing to invest or spend a dollar. That’s what Cutshop provides and it’s called “a factory in your back pocket” for kitchen designers, cabinet makers and shop-fitters, and people designing and creating bespoke furniture and products. Cutshop has developed rapidly over the last few years and now has three, owner operator, factories in Auckland and Hamilton. With a total floor area of 2000m 2 they operate individually, or as one, by providing uniform machining and design software programming, as well as a fast turn around delivery in five working days.

The engine room of the operation is three of the largest flatbed CNCs in New Zealand

The engine room of the operation is three of the largest flatbed CNCs in New Zealand, each with a total surface area of 7.70m2, providing the best nesting efficiency and usage of each sheet. Supporting the grunt of the CNCs are three Holzher Lumina 1586 Edgebanders as well as routers, table-saws and other equipment. Andre Hofer, Cutshop New Zealand Franchisor, says the factory in your back pocket concept gives people reassurance about taking on a large job knowing the manufacturing will be looked after: “We operate as a preferred supplier of ready to assemble cabinetry to the kitchen and shopfitting trade and as a manufacturing partner for designers of bespoke products,” he says. “We have large scale capacity for customers who either need support for jobs they can’t manage themselves, or those who don’t have machines. We are also a lifeline when equipment breaks down. JOINERS Magazine June 2017 page 70

“Many of our customers don’t want the responsibility and expense of managing equipment and premises, and employing extra people. We take care of all of this from our factories in Albany and Mount Wellington, Auckland, and Te Rapa, Hamilton. Our customers value fast turnaround, consistently high quality service and our considerable design and manufacturing experience.”

One factory in three locations with uniform machinery and processes

Cutshop’s factory as a service approach means it is able to take designs from concept to delivery, whether it’s large scale production of kitchens or a single item. The interactive software used means customers can collaborate fully with the team. Each factory offers precision cutting and edging services, and consistent 100% repetition accuracy for material from solid wood or timber, to composites such as MDF, plywood and particle board, and veneers, acrylics, aluminium and even polystyrene for mouldings and signage.

Being agile means Cutshop can deliver any sized job. “Knowing our design and production is providing support gives confidence and helps you sell,”Andre Hofer continues. “Some people call this outsourcing but we prefer insourcing – you are not giving away your production but bringing it in so you can achieve your goals,” he says. “Our offer is clear.” “Being ‘a factory in your back pocket’ means you have access to the best design and production so you can just get on with what you know best – developing and delivering great products for your customers,” he says.

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Cutshop is looking at expanding its collaborative franchise model while maintaining the business approach of operating as one. It has ambitions to take its concept nationwide and into Australia:

Cutshop - straight forward, no hassle, mates to help and a bloody good reliable service – you think it, we make it

“With a consistent business model we can share the load to maintain the importance of delivery on time – we think like Musketeers, in that we are all for one and one for all, and as we grow we will continue to operate individually, or as a combined factory, to provide the best service to customers,” he says.

Cutshop’s ability to scale up comes from the factories sharing capacity and with only 150kms between them delivery times are still fulfilled.

“That’s Cutshop - straight forward, no hassle, mates to help and a bloody good reliable service – you think it, we make it. We call this the cut ‘n’ trust of design and manufacturing.”

“Typically, our customers fall into two main categories: one already has machines but needs extra capacity for a single job, or wants to expand, but doesn’t want to invest in more equipment or employ extra people. The other group doesn’t want machines but wants things made. Many of these are kitchen designers who focus on design as their area of expertise,” he says. “For both we can provide a design and production service.”


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a change for the better With some 50 years experience under his belt Bill Fletcher of AGS Kitchens & Bills Joinery Ltd is well known in the local joinery scene around Palmerston North. He comes from a background where there was no CNC and everything was done with manual machinery.

Things do change though. About four years ago Bill started looking at CNC technology to improve accuracy on joins and shapings and save time.

“This has some real advantages as it gives me the freedom to really tailor things to individual needs” he comments.

Eventually about a year ago he came across Steve Fifield from Proform CNC Ltd who introduced him to the Proform range of CNC flatbed routers. “The timing was right and I liked the idea that good service from Proform was only a phone call away.” Bill bought the Proform AT 25/13 CNC router and installed it at his factory in Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North.

Custom building and refacing existing kitchens is the core activity although he also does kitchen design and manufactures vanities and wardrobes and provides a cutting and edging service. His current business was established some six years ago. “A lot of what we do here is the result of word of mouth and simply repeat business.”

This gantry style machining centre is ideal for processing both solid wood and MDF/particle board panels that Bill deals with. With a small footprint (3500 x 1500mm) Bill, who manufactures about one and a half kitchens a week, can process standard 2400 by 1200mm sheets using the high performance precision main router spindle and the two extra drilling spindles.

Bill Fletcher in front of his recent Profrom CNC purchase.

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No strings attached Violins have been popular throughout modern history, the earliest were made in Cremona in Northern Italy in the sixteenth century. Stradivari and Guarneri are amongst the well-known early masters from the region and their surviving violins are both irreplaceable works of art and priceless musical instruments. The Glanville family has been supplying violins and other stringed instruments to Australian musicians for 26 years and with Biesse as a partner, is set to continue the tradition of quality and craftsmanship in an affordable product. The Sydney String Centre in Sydney’s northern suburb of Chatswood is one of only a few stringed instrument suppliers in Australia. There are only a handful of specialist luthiers producing limited numbers of instruments in the country; the majority are now imported from Europe or Asia. Modern violins are made entirely by hand or factory made and finished by hand. Locally hand-made instruments are of the highest standards but are time consuming and costly to produce, and often out of the reach of most people. David, a luthier and Carmel, a music teacher saw a need for a range of instruments for school children to professional musicians and started a business in Naremburn in a single car garage in 1990. A double garage in Castlecrag was followed by a shop in Artarmon, then Willoughby and now their current location in Chatswood. Through all the moves the aim has been to supply a quality product at an affordable price

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for anyone who wants to enjoy the pleasure of playing the World’s sweetest sounding stringed instrument. Children from as young as three years old to concert musicians like Richard Tognetti all hold the Sydney String Centre in high regard for their quality product and firstclass service. Imported product is finished by David Glanville and his team of skilled luthiers; professionally set up and fine-tuned for the highest quality sound before being placed in their Sydney showroom. To take complete control of quality and to provide a faster, more customised service; David and Carmel agreed with daughter Libby and sons Doug and Max to invest in technology to take the Sydney String Centre to a whole new level. The plan was to be the first violin manufacturer in Australia to use advanced manufacturing, combined with their high-end luthier skills to produce a product everyone could enjoy.

“We treat all of our customers the same way whether it’s a student or concert musician. It’s important that they have the best quality for the price of the instrument and the best experience from our company” says Doug. The move to manufacturing would not have been possible without the considerable unique talents of the Glanville family and Biesse. Carmel is a teacher and is invaluable in the human aspect of the business. Daughter Libby brings marketing and promotion skills. Eldest son Doug has a law degree and manages the business. Max is an industrial designer and fronts the manufacturing. Biesse comes in as the technological partner. Max says “Biesse invested in us as much as we invested in Biesse. We produce low volumes of high quality instruments, with the Biesse we saw an opportunity to bring some of our overseas production home to Australia. We now control production for a higher quality product.”

NEW The Sydney String Centre went to Biesse with the question “How can we make a quality product in Australia where labour costs are so high?” The Rover A 5 Axis gives the ability to machine complex parts that were previously done by hand.

Max says “This all started about twelve months ago when we looked for a machine partner. We chose Biesse because we’d heard only good things about not only the product but the software as well. As an industrial engineer I’m excited about the possibilities good software brings.” The Sydney String Centre went to Biesse with the question “How can we make a quality product in Australia where labour costs are so high?” It was clear to Max that Biesse had as much passion for the project as the Glanvilles and an invitation to visit Pesaro for an acceptance test followed. A number of parts were processed on custom made jigs and Biesse made every effort to ensure that any concerns that Max had were put to rest. “While we were there, Biesse made available to us any high-level technical people we needed to get the result we were looking for. Biesse exceeded all our high expectations” said Max. A young Australian designer of the year award winner, Max was able to fully explore the possibilities of the bSolid software and run the 5-axis Rover A machine to the full extent of the product requirements. For Max, the ability of the software to visualise the complex parts such as the shaped front and back; the neck and beautifully carved scroll was outstanding. The ability to simulate in real time and space the manufacture of each part was a fantastic solution. He said “As an industrial designer, the bSolid software allows me to push the boundaries of a centuries-old craft. This was the last tick of the box needed for David and Carmel to make such an important investment. Max likens a stringed instrument to a supercar or a fine watch where parts are made on machinery but assembled by hand. “We needed a machine that could not only hold the complex parts to guarantee the precision we were looking for. We also needed a machine that could use small diameter tooling to accurately machine as much of the part, especially the scroll; as possible. A violin is a work of art and we believe we can produce art on an industrial scale; that craft can be machine-made. Part of the artistic transfer is the ability of the Biesse to produce parts to the tolerances that would normally only be done by hand.” says Max.

“Our quality is very important to us; we’d like to be remembered as the modern innovator of violin manufacture in the World. Not all our violins; violas; cellos and double basses are the same. In fact, violin design is always evolving. Necks are longer and thinner; the bridge and fingerboard have changed too; for higher pitch and more volume in an orchestra. We need flexibility of production to make changes and because we need to offer our customers a prompt service; we need to be able to produce small amounts economically. The Rover A will be able to give us that flexibility and competitive edge” Max said. Doug says “Our product is guaranteed and serviced free of charge for as long as it’s owned by the customer. It’s very important to us that the machine gives us the repeatability we need to ensure we can honour that guarantee. Everyone should be able to afford to play a violin if they want one and our aim is to bridge the gap between affordable and high-end instruments. We’ve worked on instruments valued at over a million dollars but our greatest pleasure would be seeing a customer playing their very own instrument; one made in Australia to World-class standards.” The first four-string violin is credited to Andrea Amati who apprenticed some of the great violin makers in history. It’s fitting that his home town of Cremona is a mere 300 kilometres from Pesaro, the home of Biesse. It’s also fitting that Biesse should carry on the tradition of craftsmanship practiced by the masters where in the modern World; art meets technology in a form affordable by everyone who wants one. Doug and Max agree “Our instruments are based on classic Italian designs and now, modern Italian technology will allow us to explore new boundaries here in Australia.” The Sydney String Centre will continue that tradition as the Glanville family, together with Biesse, carry on in the footsteps of the masters, no strings attached. 

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INTERIOR INNOVATION WINNER:Samoan Fale, Mangere, Auckland; Walker Community Architects Ltd Traditional building methods have been scaled-up to make a large community space while maintaining the sense of enclosure and detail. Great richness is derived from the shaped and honed timbers with traditional bound joints (tafa). The large and elegantly curved and lathed Glulam rafters suggest traditional fale construction while demonstrating the use of advanced timber machining technology. Sponsor: Taranaki Pine

EXTERIOR INNOVATION & FRASTRUCTURE WINNER: Kopupaka Park, West Auckland; Isthmus Group Ltd

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The delightfully simple timber crib walling system is used to create an extensive and organically shaped installation in an urban fringe landscape. The designers should be credited for thinking outside the box and applying timber for infrastructure projects. Sponsor: Smartclad Limited



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WINNER: Langs Doors, Langs Beach, Northland; ARK

There is truly more than wood in trees. This entry takes an extremely small volume of the tree and has turned it into an extremely valuable product that is highly sought after in the US. ForestPlus Oil is another Kiwi can-do success, solving a waste problem, design and building a plant, securing a market and making it all work. Sponsor: Scion

CNC texturing, distressing and coatings are applied to enhance the natural beauty of native timbers and include references to inter-tidal sand patterning and the pre-existing bungalow paint scheme. Sponsor: NZ Farm Forestry Ass

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE Designers: Aaron Paterson & Steven Lloyd, Practices: Paterson Architecture Collective, Steven Lloyd Architecture, Glamuzina Architects The familiar use of timber types and construction technologies are carefully manipulated and detailed to achieve a strong emotional appeal. The assembly of a group of elements are axially arranged to emphasise connection to the site, while the beautifully articulated interior volume provides a warm sense of enclosure. Sponsor: Carter Holt Harvey

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ENGINEERING INNOVATION WINNER: Bealey Ave Lodge, Christchurch; RM Designs. This is the ďŹ rst large-scale commercial application of CLT in New Zealand, and incorporates the ground-breaking application of solid timber construction and structural engineering with compliance with New Zealand Building Code and construction practices Sponsor: NZ Timber Design Society Photos: Hedwig Photography

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And then it happened … Floods; when you see them on the news you think; ‘that is terrible’, but soon forget. As with so many things it’s a totally different matter when it actually happens to you. Life comes to a stand-still. That morning of 6 April 2017 will never be forgotten by the residents of Edgecumbe. Coming into Edgecumbe that morning crossing the bridge over the Rangitaiki River was a scary experience. The water level was just a foot under the top of the stop banks. You saw a massive, intimidating amount of water flowing. There were people watching, taking photos. Starting the working day you felt a sense of weariness amongst staff. It did not take long for the news of the stop bank breach to come to us through social media, soon followed by sirens for us to make the call to drop everything and evacuate. We had a fire once at Tunnicliffe’s and dealt with the Edgecumbe Earthquake in 1987. These events cause damage and interruption but are confined to certain areas.You can soon focus on the issue, fix and move on. We found a flood is quite different. Water through the place affects everything, it goes everywhere. I guess a couple of centimetres are not too bad but half a meter to a meter like we had causes serious problems. By running through the events it may be of help to fellow business owners to get an idea as to what is involved and have a plan in place for when it may happen to them. Your business stops running all of a sudden. In our case we could not get any access to the site for a week. A state of emergency was declared and the town was cordoned off. This gave us time to think through and plan for the recovery operation. We delegated tasks to management staff and worked from home locations.

When we had to evacuate all of a sudden we had to think on our feet. We switched off the mains power put a few computers at desk height and grabbed files from ground level cabinets and put them onto desks in the hope the water would not come up that high, which fortunately it did not. We took the back-up data stick but in hindsight we should have had a plan ready telling us what to take such as at least one computer, the server, with all our crucial files and data together. Also an updated staff list with all current contact details would have been handy. It shows you how important it is to have a system and to keep that information up to date on a regular basis. Customers need to be advised of the disruption of supply as soon as possible to plan around their production requirements. We have been able to develop our business as a last minute supplier for most of our products but this comes with a risk. When customers run stock at low levels there is no buffer when events like this happen. We believe every business needs a level of stock, a buffer is like an insurance policy. Also suppliers need to be notified immediately as well to stop and delay sending goods. We were lucky not to experience a lot of silt and mud. However the water was contaminated with sewerage and we had to work in overalls, gloves and respirators. The biggest clean-up work in our case was separating wet timber from dry, packet after packet, pallet after pallet. Office and smoko room areas had to be emptied recovering valuable equipment as much as possible. Marking, photographing and recording the damaged goods for insurance purposes. All areas had to be sprayed with disinfectant. The flood affects a wider area; many other businesses are in the same boat. It is important to plan for work to be done in a timely

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“The secret to long lasting problem free dust removal is FILTER AREA. Not fan power.” says Geoff Ebdon, Sales Manager at NZDUCT+FLEX “A dust extraction system is in many ways just a larger version of the vacuum cleaner you have at home. When the vac stops picking up the dirt no one goes and buys a new more powerful fan for the vac, or starts peering down the metal wand, instead they check if the filter bag is full and needs replacing. You fit a new one, switch on and like magic, everything’s fine again”. So why is it that when we lack suction in our dust extraction systems we start looking at the ducting and the fan? It’s very seldom the duct or fan that’s the problem, in 95% of cases the filter unit is where the problem is. Like their European supplier JKF Industri, NZDUCT+FLEX promote the principle of sizing the filter correctly. Filter material is available in different thicknesses and can have finishes added to it to improve performance. However, in the case of saw dust this is marginal compared with the most important issue, that of the total filter area. Dust Cake. As dust hits the filter sock material, it settles onto the surface and starts to form what’s called a Dust Cake which actually aids the dust capture. When the fan is switched off, the filter sock collapses and some of this cake falls off and drops into the collecting bin or bag.






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When the fan starts up again, more dust gets knocked off and falls to be removed. During the day the cake builds up again. At stoppage time, the process repeats itself. Provided you have enough filter area in relation to the amount of air and dust your extracting, this process will continue for many

years with little or no attention from the operator. This is known as the Cloth to Air Ratio. All other things being equal, the lower the cloth to air ratio, the longer the filter socks will last between replacement, and, the fewer problems you will have with lack of suction. If you economise on filter area then you will have higher costs over time, (with replacement socks and lack of suction). Similarly, If you try to force too much air through too small a filter cloth area, the dust cake forms not gently on the surface of the filter material but instead gets driven deep into the pile of the material and it starts to clog. Once this happens it’s a downhill slope. “Of course all sales people will promote the advantages of this revolutionary system, or filter material or the fact the moon rises directly over the filter on Halloween, but when it comes to filters (commonly called bag houses) a good ‘big’ one will always beat a good ‘little’ one”, says Geoff. Geoff at Duct and Flex suggests allowing a cloth to air ratio of 100:1 (100m3 of air and dust to each m2 of filter area) for standard filters. Others suggest higher – 125:1 – 144:1 or higher. It’s the customer’s choice. A lower figure will give generally give longer filter life and less problems. Larger filters. As the amount of air and dust you need to extract increases, so the size of the filter unit has to increase. There comes a time when this size starts to become an issue. At this point manufacturers offer features that aid the socks to release the dust so they can handle a bigger load. Reverse or Regenerating Fans. fitted to the outside of the filter they blow clean air from outside back through the filter socks in the reverse direction to the action


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of the main extraction fan. These obviously work best when not fighting the main extraction fans power, so are often controlled by a timer to blow each time the main fan is switched OFF. Or, they are set to pulse one fan at a time. The interior of your filter is divided by internal walls into compartments or modules and each has a Regenerating Fan. It’s common to see 3 or 4 or maybe up to 10-20 of these fans on a large filter. Compressed air cleaned sock or Pulse Filters. These allow even greater amounts of air and dust to flow through a smaller filter area. As dust builds on the material, it’s blasted off by injecting compresed air down the inside of the socks to blow the dust off. These are the most efficient, but also the most complex, types of filter and require the most service attention. This blast of air is also quite vicious, 5 bar is the norm and shortens the life of the filter socks, adding cost over time. Cloth to air ratios recommended by NZDUCT+FLEX for sawdust would be between 170-180:1 for MDF, 200:1 for sawdust up to 250:1 for bark chip and dust. Geoff Ebdon comments “You can go higher than these ratios, but no one really has a monopoly of a demonstrably better filter material than everyone else (if they did all filter manufacturers would no doubt buy that material). So again, it’s a trade-off between the cost of a larger filter area against the cost of shorter sock life and more frequent extraction problems”. NZDUCT+FLEX have been installing Danish filters in New Zealand for over 8 years now. They have never had a need to re-visit any of their joinery customers due to a blockage, or had to change a sock. “ You can get other issues with other dust types but with sawdust, if you get the air to cloth ratio right then you don’t get problems.”

Held on 4 May at the Wintec Campus Grounds in Hamilton following the Waikato/BOP Master Joiners AGM, this year’s awards were the real cream of the apprentices in 2017.

Anton Napier (left) has recently joined NZDUCT+FLEX as the Northern Sales Manager. Here he is checking out the fans stocked and filter material in NZDUCT+FLEX’s second warehouse with Sales Manager Geoff Ebdon.

NZDUCT+FLEX offer a range of filters from 1000 m³/hour to well over 200,000m3/hour if it’s required. Most joinery and kitchen customers select a JKF 3 Modular system with a matching modern direct drive fan (no more belts to worry about). Three modules giving 74m2 of filter are twinned with a JKF30D 7.5kw fan - this is the most popular combination the company sells. The fan can pull about 6000-7000m3 of dust and air, giving a nice ratio of about 88:1 and simply no problems. “We have dozens of these around the country. It’s a really reliable solution for a woodworking business and can easily be expanded if the business grows.” The units made of Swedish finely galvanised steel, can be enlarged by removing the end panel, adding another module and bolting the ends on again. Servicing these units consists of oiling the fan shaft occasionally. For more information on the World’s Safest and most Energy Efficient filters visit www.

MC’d by Bruce Delaney, Senior Tutor at the School of Trades at Wintec, the Awards marked a very high standard amongst all the winners. As Bruce commented, even though there were a lot more students from outside especially Auckland, those in the Waikato/BOP were often at the top of their class groups and local manufacturers could be assured that their trainees were as good as if not better than from elsewhere in New Zealand. The guest speaker was Andrew Flexman the CEO of the Chiefs Rugby Union franchise who gave an interesting talk on all the elements of the ‘Chiefs Mana’ Thanks must go to all the sponsors of the evening: Master Joiners Waikato BOP and Impeys along with Hamilton Toolshed, Blum NZ, Laminex NZ and Hettich NZ.

From the top: Module A Tiarn Ririnui and Barry Ririnui from Clearline Doors in Tauranga Module B Joseph Andrews and Paul Ingram from Lee Bros Joinery in Rotorua Module C Liam Simpson and Wayne Randall from Huntly Joinery in Huntly Module D Connor Cannan and Ethan Stanley from Stanley Joinery in Matamata Module E Ashley Hollamby and Paul Ingram from Lee Bros in Rotorua

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

What building laws (if any) apply to joiners?


oinery manufacture and installation is an important part of most building projects and it is a specialist area of carpentry. But you don’t think of it as building or construction in the traditional sense. There is generally less risk of harm to persons or property with joinery than there is with designing and constructing buildings that might leak, or collapse on you, or catch fire. So you would be tempted to think that joinery doesn’t need to be highly regulated at all. But is that true? Do joiners get a free rein, or are they in fact as strictly policed as builders are? Obviously joiners are subject to the common law (the law made up by Judges rather than Parliament) just like builders are. The two main features of the common law are the law of contract (you have to honour the promises you made to your client) and the law of negligence (you have to take reasonable care to avoid harming other people). But on top of the common law, you also have laws introduced by Parliament – these are variously known as legislation, statutes, or more commonly as “Acts” and “Regulations”. The two main statutes that regulate the building trade are the Building Act 2004 and the Construction Contracts Act 2002. In the residential context builders are also governed by the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, but that Act essentially duplicates what the Building Act says so I am going to ignore it for present purposes. The Building Act is the one that makes sure our buildings are safe and easy to use. The Building Code is one of the ways that it does that. The Act also gives to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (the “MBIE”) the power and the responsibility to regulate building in New Zealand. It creates the building consent, code compliance, warrant of fitness and swimming pool safety regime and gives Councils the power and the responsibility to administer that regime. And since the leaky building crisis it has done three additional things – it requires builders who do important residential work to be licensed, it has established the Building Practitioners Board (the “BPB”) to discipline them, and it gives to homeowners a lot of special rights and remedies against their builders.

The licensing regime and the consumer rights and remedies are worth a mention. A licensed builder has to carry out or supervise all residential building work that is critical to the building’s structural integrity, weathertightness or fire safety, and the Council keeps permanent records of which licensed builders were involved. Licensed builders have to prove their capabilities and continually improve their knowledge, and if they have done anything wrong they can be disciplined by the BPB. In a residential building project costing $30,000 or more, there are four mandatory documents that builders (licensed or unlicensed) have to give to their customers, and those customers can enforce a lot of implied warranties against them, as well as insist that any defects emerging within 12 months are rectified immediately. The Construction Contracts Act (the “CCA”), on the other hand, is the one that tries to free up cash flow within the industry. It does that by prohibiting certain unfair clauses in building contracts, by establishing a payment claim/payment schedule system that forces parties at the top of the pecking order to either pay up or explain themselves, and by creating a quick and dirty method for resolving building disputes promptly and economically. Recently that dispute-resolution system has been modified; architects, engineers and quantity surveyors have been brought within the ambit of the Act; and rules have been introduced requiring payment retentions to be held in trust or otherwise secured for the benefit of the intended recipients. Do any of those rules apply to joiners? Do they have to comply with the building code, ensure building consents are obtained, and become licensed? Are they required to hand over the four mandatory documents, and are they subject to the powerful consumer rights and remedies? Do they have to ensure their contracts are CCA-compliant, are they subject to the payment claim/payment schedule system, can they use CCA adjudication to resolve disputes, and do their payment retentions have to be held in trust? The answer to all those questions is – quite possibly. It all turns on the definitions of “building work” under the Building Act, and “construction work” under the CCA.

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Under the Building Act, “building work” essentially means the construction, alteration, demolition or removal of a “structure”. There is no definition of “structure” but logically it would mean something tangible and man-made - although it is unlikely to include furniture or decorative pieces of joinery that are not intended to be fixed into a building. So to the extent that joinery involves structures that are intended to be fixed into a building, then the Building Act would apply. That means that the building code, the building consent regime, the licensing requirements and the consumer rights and remedies can all potentially apply to joinery work, depending on what it is you are doing. Section 17 of the Building Act says that all building work must comply with the building code to the extent required by the Act, whether or not a building consent is required in respect of that building work. The building code contains provisions relating to many of the items that a joiner would typically make and install, such as stairs and built-in kitchens. Section 40 of the Building Act says that a person must not carry out any building work except in accordance with a building consent. Section 41 says that no building consent is required for building work described in Schedule 1 of the Building Act, and Schedule 1 expressly exempts some joinery items. For example, windows (including roof windows) and exterior doorways in an existing dwelling or outbuilding of not more than 2 storeys – but not where you are replacing a window or doorway that leaked. Also exempted is work on an existing entrance or internal doorway of a detached or semidetached dwelling to improve access for persons with disabilities; work in connection with the interior of any existing non-residential building (in certain circumstances); and work in connection with any internal linings or finishes of any wall, ceiling, or floor of an existing dwelling. However if you can’t find a specific exemption for your work in Schedule 1, then you need a building consent. The builder licensing requirements only apply if you are designing or doing “restricted building work”, which is work that is critical to make a home structurally sound and

weathertight. If you are designing or installing external windows, doors, skylights, balustrades or other structures that penetrate the external envelope, then a licensed building practitioner is going to have to supervise and sign off that work. The consumer rights and remedies (the mandatory documents, the implied warranties, the 12 months defects liability period) will only apply to you if you are doing residential projects for a homeowner costing $30,000 or more, and you are not doing exclusively design work, and you are not a subcontractor. Under the CCA, “construction work” is much more comprehensively defined than “building work” under the Building Act. It means the construction, erection, installation, carrying out, alteration, repair, restoration, renewal, maintenance, extension, demolition, removal, or dismantling of any building, erection, edifice, or structure forming, or to form, part of land. And it expressly includes the installation of fittings, and prefabricating customised components of any building or structure, whether carried out on the construction site or elsewhere. Finally, it includes design or engineering work carried out in New Zealand in respect of the above work. What does this tell us? It tells us that if you are a joiner or a joinery designer, and you get into a dispute with either a Council or a customer, they might be able to pinpoint a lot of laws that you are unwittingly in breach of. On the other hand, if you are a conscientious joiner it means that you can find out ahead of time what laws you are subject to, and ensure that you are squeaky clean.  Geoff Hardy has 41 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is a partner in the Auckland firm “Martelli McKegg”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 309 4112, and e-mail geoff@martellimckegg. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

Dedicated to training the apprentice’s of the industry After 40 years and having trained more than 20 apprentices, Vince Molloy closed his Auckland-based furniture making business at the end of 2016. “All the boys have got jobs at another furniture maker which I’m glad,” Vince said, as he and his wife Shirley, planned their new adventures. A former apprentice himself, Vince believes it’s important to continue to train on-the-job. “I brought on apprentices when the business first started. It was a way of giving back to the industry, there was never a time when I didn’t have at least one apprentice,” he said. “We need to keep passing the knowledge onto the future of the industry. I was lucky I worked with talented craftsmen who took time to teach me ... and guys who’ve come through my workshop have taken off around the world. Onthe-job training, it has its trials and tribulations, but it’s a must. I definitely support businesses taking on apprentices. It’s important that we keep pushing the craft.” Competenz contract assessor Colin White, who assessed many of Vince’s apprentices, says Vince understood how to train people. “Part of the apprentices’ success was that Vince set high standards. He looked after apprentices, was available when they had questions”.

Auckland furniture maker Vince Molloy with former apprentice James Davis and his wife Shirley.

Furniture and Cabinetmaking Association of New Zealand Executive Secretary, Alister Murray, said Vince was dedicated to the industry. “One time I went to visit and he’d gathered all his apprentices and told them to ask me any questions about their training programme. It really shows his dedication to training. It’s quite sad to see him go. He’s a great guy with a great company. I wish him and Shirley all the best for the future.”

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steering a course Ian Featherstone

The problem with assumptions


nfortunately, surprises in business aren't usually the fun kind. We don't normally enjoy the proverbial curveballs from clients, colleagues, suppliers, or anyone else. The good news is that some unwelcome surprises can be avoided through planning, effective communication, and ongoing monitoring. Think of it as another form of risk management. If you can guide expectations and reduce the unforeseen stuff, there will usually be a better outcome – for everyone concerned. Steven Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says ‘Begin with the end in mind’ - All things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation. The physical creation follows the mental, just as a building follows a blueprint. This principle can be applied to almost everything in life, including work obligations. If you're pricing a job, you can generally imagine what the finished product will look like, the materials required, and the production steps, resources and time needed. With all this in mind, you apply some rates, and form the basis of a quote. When you're about to actually start the job, you can either take the approach that the person doing the quote has gone through the same thought process as you and, therefore, has exactly the same ideas and expectations, or you could choose to acknowledge that they may be thinking differently. I often hear people talking about how a project ‘didn't go the way we thought it would’, or that ‘the client changed their mind’, or ‘we gave them far more than we'd originally included’. Likewise, managers sometimes complain that their staff didn't listen, took too long to complete a task, or should have worked in a more efficient way. Whatever the story, the responsibility to make it work is ultimately on the business leader, owner or manager. So, what can you do to minimise the risks and help to ensure a better outcome? 1. Be crystal clear about the scope of the work, including milestones, standards, and responsibilities you are assigning to each member of the team. Think about how to communicate this with all the relevant parties – including the client – so that they really get it. 2. Cancel out assumptions before you begin, and don't let them sneak in once you're underway. Instead, go back to the blueprint, re-check, ask questions, and confirm understanding. This should also help to avoid "scope creep". However, if the scope does change or grow, make sure you have – and use – a variation process. 3. Be confident that everyone is aware of the tasks you've delegated to them. Ask them to re-articulate the important factors back to you: method, milestones, standards. Ensure they realise potential risks, and schedule regular review meetings to evaluate progress. 4. Once the project is complete, review the outcome. How was the experience for the client, you, your team, and the business overall? What can you learn? What could have worked better? Remember, you don't have to do everything on your own. By involving your team you're enabling them to recognise their accountability and encouraging them to shoulder more responsibility. Ian Featherstone is a business and leadership coach, and the owner of Glass Half Full. He specialises in the construction industry, particularly the joinery & cabinetry sector.For more information please visit www.

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Dream to reality


shleigh Watson sat in her year 13 class watching as the construction team outside renewed the school building, wishing she could be part of the team - carrying the bricks and joining the timber. Then the opportunity came up to spend three months working at Stewart Construction Ltd. “I love working with timber and wanted to know more about using it,” she said. Not long after, Ashleigh was offered an apprenticeship. Stewart Construction Ltd Managing Director, David Grant says, “It takes a certain quality in a female to have the courage to come onboard in an industry like this and Ashleigh was willing to take on the challenge.” “The best part of being a joiner is working with my hands and being able to do something new every day,” says Ashleigh. Stewart Construction gives her a wide variety of projects to learn from and she is proud of her accomplishments. She likes working with the machinery and says the best advice she has been given is to 'Always respect the machine but never be scared of it'. "I still want 10 fingers at the end of my apprenticeship,” she laughs. Looking at Ashleigh, who is tiny and not a lot more than 5 foot tall, you have to wonder how she manages to heave large pieces of timber around. She works out safe lifting strategies and keeps herself fit with the range of sports she is involved in. Right from the beginning, she told her workmates to treat her like any other apprentice. She thinks it took some of the staff a while to get used to having a female in the workshop but now she’s definitely part of the team. Some of her mates thought she was crazy getting a ‘tradie’ job but Ashleigh knew it was the right thing for her and now her younger sister has just done a week of electrical work experience to see what kind of trade she wants to get into. Ashleigh has lots of advice for her sister like being able to hold your ground in a male-dominated environment and give back the cheek – but make sure it’s twice as good. In her future Ashleigh would like to design and make furniture and may even do a concrete apprenticeship as well. Ashleigh certainly has the ‘girls can do anything’ attitude. 

Joinery Training System Update

Joinery Employment Forecast One of the key inputs to workforce development planning is information about total employment in a sector and how this is forecast to change in the future. In 2016 BCITO produced a Workforce Development Plan for Joinery. This used actual employment data for years up to 2015 and forecasts for 2016 – 2020. This information is produced by Infometrics. In March 2017 Infometrics provided a forecast update. This has three key pieces of new information - actual employment data for 2016, revised forecasts for 2017 – 2020, and a forecast for 2021. Across the whole New Zealand economy 2016 was a very strong year with employment growth of 2.7%. This growth was even stronger than previously forecast by Infometrics. On the back of this strong growth, forecasts for 2017 – 2020 have been revised upwards. Employment growth is now forecast to remain strong through 2019 and then remain relatively stable in 2020 and 2021.

In 2016 BCITO formed a Joinery Training System Advisory Group made up of industry members. This group reviewed the current training system, in terms of on-job and offjob components and made several recommendations to: • • •

meet industry qualification requirements; align with BCITO assessment practice; incorporate industry’s desire for targeted off-job training courses that augment on-job learning.

The review was also required to determine the volume of offjob training that best met the expectations of the industry and BCITO. Top-line recommendations of the Review •

The impact this update has on Joinery is shown below. •

For all final assessment to occur in the workplace in realwork settings using BCITO’s Educational Principles. Where appropriate, offjob providers will provide formative evidence to support the assessment process. Provide for off-job training to focus on learning and the

consolidation of specific industry skills and knowledge that are not always consistently or comprehensively available in the workplace. Significantly reduce apprentice time away from the workplace attending off-job training and the associated costs/losses to both the employer and the apprentice.

A series of industry meetings were then conducted throughout the country. Proposed changes to training also coincide with the phasing out of the existing Joinery National Certificates and the introduction of the New Zealand Certificate in Joinery Qualification on 1 January 2017. As a consequence, there are distinct cohorts of learners that require transition arrangements. BCITO Training Advisors are currently talking to apprentices and employers about these plans. If you require further information please contact your local BCITO Training Advisoror call BCITO on 0800 422 486.

Key changes compared to last year’s forecast • • •

In 2016, 3,036 people were employed in Joinery. This is 52 people or 1.7% more than forecast. Employment forecasts for 2017 - 2020 are higher than in the previous set of forecasts. The year 2021 has been added to the forecasts. Employment is expected to decrease from 2020 to 2021.

Key employment changes forecast over the next five years • • •

In the five years from 2017 - 2021 the sector will grow and then return to 2017 levels. To fill new roles and replace people retiring or otherwise leaving the sector, 996 new people are needed in Joinery by 2021. To maintain current qualification levels, 448 additional qualified people are needed in the sector by 2021.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Reports from Branch Presidents June 2017

AUCKLAND Summer is over and forgotten. We must have had the wettest summer on record, Autumn is following summer with again a record amount of rain fall for the Auckland region, fishing has been hard, the Auckland motorway is always like a giant car park and work has been frantically busy with each month just as busy as the last. The only good comment here is the one about work continuing to be frantically busy as this is the way it needs to be and I cannot see this changing any time soon. House prices in Auckland have absolutely gone beyond crazy. Sadly this has put being a home owner for young families out of most couples reach. What it has done is put renovating your home a better option than to sell it and buy new or buy better which really does play into the hands of timber joinery manufacturers. I would estimate that at present 90% of our workloads would be renovation/alteration type work and home owners can see the value of keeping their Epsom or Mt Eden Bungalow or there Saint Marys Bay Villa in traditional timber joinery, but opening up the back of the house with large outdoor areas complimented with the use of large sliding doors or bifolding doors all incorporating double glazing. All of the Auckland region Master Joiners are reporting to be extremely busy with most of our workloads being around an 8 week turn around. Most of our builders are starting to get familiar with all their sub trades workloads and have started to place their orders well in advance to avoid any holdups on their projects. There are a lot of new sub divisions being started in Auckland. These are big sub divisions with a huge amount of group housing going in. Sadly this type of work is for the aluminium industry. You can drive around these sub divisions where there could be 1,000 new homes and not one house will have exterior timber joinery, We timber joiners need to try and combat this and I think that being able to prove the thermal efficiency and the high standards of NZS:4211 compliancy is the best tool that we have. Auckland City Council is continuing to look and insist on joinery being NZS:4211 compliant, whether it be aluminium or timber and I would hope that they are looking at steel joinery in the same light. I am finding that a lot of very high end new builds in Auckland at present are using steel joinery, and this again is taking a lot of work away from the traditional timber joiners. As you can probably tell by this report, I am an exterior timber joiner and do not

really get too involved with cabinet or kitchen manufacturing. In saying this, Auckland Master Joiners has had quite an influx of new members who are in fact kitchen manufacturers. These guys are obviously seeing great value in becoming a registered Master Joiner and in doing so allows them to take part in what is becoming the very prestigious Master Joiner Awards. I will in the future have to get one of our cabinet makers to make a contribution to our State of the Industry report. That’s about it from me - I wish all of you that are attending conference in June the best of luck with your entries for the Master Joiner Awards. The standard of the entries and the number of entries that are being put up for judging just seems to keep growing ever year. - David Cunningham CANTERBURY The year like always is flying by and Winter is on the door step. With that one tip I should throw out there for a change is those with cnc machines should look at putting mouse traps / poison in the console - can be very expensive if the mice get in there! First quarter of the year has seen mixed workloads with the general consensus being that it’s been a noticeably quieter start compared to the last 5+ years. The residential work has slowed up, especially work via housing companies, with most forecasting and budgeting for less builds for 2017, also seeing some of the bigger companies moving staff on. The commercial work is steady with some very large projects out for tender. We are also starting to see some of these large projects being split between multiple joinery companies rather than one being tasked with all the joinery. As mentioned in my last report there is a noticeable movement of builders shopping around at the moment. Joiners do need to be wary and do need to do their credit checks on their potential new customer, otherwise face being owed money and in debt. Another reason for them shopping around is they are trying to find joinery at a cheaper price. We are seeing house prices reaching a plateau and rentals sitting empty all of a sudden. With this, the housing companies and trade builders are needing to work harder to get that sale, as the market demand has dropped so they are dropping their prices. We are then expected to do the same and as we all know it’s hard to make a margin as it is, especially with price increases on product coming through from suppliers at the moment. Finding staff seems to have got a lot easier all of a sudden. A year ago if

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you advertised you were lucky to get one candidate, now you may get ten apply! On a personal note this will sadly be my last report. After 6 years as president I have now stepped down to concentrate on other commitments and to make way for a new face. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this position and have formed some great relationships from it. - Nathan Moore CENTRAL I've been given the honour of writing Central’s State of the Industry report. Our President John Dunweg resigned as President mid-April due to his increased commitment to Special Olympics Manawatu. I would like to thank John for his brief time at the top. Workloads around Central are busy to hectic and plenty of stuff to price and in the pipelines. Our benchtop fabricators are bursting at the seams with work and have taken on more staff to keep up with the work load. We have had a few new full members sign up as well as local associate members, which is great to see. We have had a new initiative this year to encourage members to enter awards and attend this year’s conference by reimbursing their registration fees if they enter and attend conference. We have also had a big drive on getting apprentices to enter the awards and have seen an increase in apprentices in training in our region. UCOL the local Polytechnic has steady numbers under their managed apprenticeship scheme which offers the New Zealand Certificate in joinery with the various strands. They have at present around 32 apprentices from New Plymouth down to Wellington and across to Hawkes Bay. On a social note we held our annual golf day with 72 local members and a few members from Wellington attending who I believe had a great time, tenpin bowling and recently we had small bore rifle shooting where some were let’s say better than others. I'm really enjoying the super rugby picks and we all here email our success and failures… especially the failures, as yes we are a bit competitive, but sadly I seem to be falling a bit behind somewhat. May our busy times continue, our great trade grows and grows and hope to catch up with you all at conference. - Craig Fleet. HAWKE’S BAY/POVERTY BAY Now that summer has gone and the cold chill of winter is almost upon us we find ourselves in an unfamiliar workload position. The busy period hasn’t gone and for a large number of fellow joiners I have spoken to,

that lull between February and April hasn’t happened and doesn’t appear to even be on the horizon. For most here in our region the first few months of the year have been much busier than expected. The enquiry rate is still relatively high, with many new homes as well as renovation work being priced. In general there seems to be a very positive outlook for the next few months ahead and into Spring. While things are looking good for us, we are well aware it’s not the case everywhere. Our thoughts go out to all those in our region and all regions that have been affected by the recent storms, especially those in Edgecumbe. We hope that things improve for you in the coming months. Supply at present for most board material as well as hardware doesn’t seem to be a problem. On the whole delivery of most items is within a good timeframe. A few new products are being shown around the region from some of our national suppliers. It’s great to see these new and interesting products. Locally we are still seeing a decent amount of plans for higher end architecturally designed kitchens and joinery items. We are also seeing a small increase in timber joinery specified on plans. Most with the reference to NZS:4211 which is pleasing. We recently held our Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay Master Joiner Awards night which was a great success, we had a good turnout and the evening, while low key, was a lot of fun. Thanks again to all our sponsors. Thanks also to those who entered the Awards - all the best for the National awards in June. Looking ahead for our local branch of NZJMF, we will have a breakfast AGM meeting on Wednesday the 3rd of May. BBI a local plywood manufacturer and importer are kindly hosting this for us. The confirmed numbers for this meeting are looking good. I would like to officially welcome a new associate member HTL Hardware and their rep Derek.We encourage as many of our members to attend this year’s Conference in Taupo which is coming up in June. Conference is always good even if it just for the networking. – Simon Molloy NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Another incredibly busy quarter, both from a manufacturing and sales point of view, but also the activity of the branch. It’s that wonderful ongoing issue of demand outweighing the ability to supply across the region. Members are incredibly busy, with order books full through to Spring so now the drive is to create good

margin return and of course happy customers! In an effort to celebrate and promote the high level of manufacturing excellence and design skills in the Nelson Marlborough region we launched the inaugural Joinery and Design Awards. These new awards, open to all manufacturers and designers in the region had a significant innovation, colour and design influence. The Judges were appointed from the design and training community which added real spice to the event. The Awards celebrated what our local joinery business can achieve both in the commercial and residential space. A number of entries were for projects in other NZ regions which shows what can be achieved by the Top of the South manufacturers on a national level. Next year we hope for bigger and better awards hopefully working more closely with the NKBA chapter. This fantastic event which was incredibly well attended by many from across the industry however has been over shadowed by the significant changes that are being driven through our branch efforts to provide a better training solution and opportunity. The first significant action was to implement a survey into the makeup of the regions workforce. The survey mirrored a previous survey carried out in 2014. The significant take outs included: 10 apprentices in training. A total of 25 apprentices have been trained over the last 5 years. Currently 117 joiners in the region but 20% of the workforce is now over 55, with the number of qualified joiners reducing by 4%! Action needs to be taken. Therefore the 2nd significant action was to invite our key training providers to our branch meeting for some clarity on the regions training opportunities. Greg Durkin, Group Manager for Stakeholder Engagement in Joinery presented the new BCITO offer whilst ARA through CPIT and NMIT have further extended their offer by developing the capacity for initial apprentice block courses to be held at the NMIT. This will be the first time for many years that the training can be provided locally. A real boost for our industry and shows the power that we as members hold if we work together. We will have members attending the conference, although unfortunately the venue has provided quite a barrier to many of our members. We wish all attendees well. – Myles Sellers OTAGO/SOUTHLAND 6 Months done, 6 to go. It’s been a good year so far in our region. Lots of the large commercial work that was priced last year in Dunedin is well under way. Currently the Otago Polytechnic is getting their first five storey CLT (cross laminated timber) building constructed. It will be the largest timber only structure in NZ and is due to finish in 2018. All this commercial work has helped to keep many of the local joiners busy. However, commercial pricing has

slowed in the first half of this year especially further south in Invercargill. Fortunately, there has been a good influx of new builds and renovations throughout the region. Central Otago still seems to be an endless source for work, with Queenstown and Wanaka showing huge growth in domestic building. Some of Centrals clients have built exceedingly large houses which has given some of our joiner’s opportunities to construct and install stunning timber joinery. With so much work in Central Otago, Dunedin and Invercargill businesses also service the area. We had our mid-year dinner at Madam Woo Restaurant, 30+ members, partners, and suppliers all enjoyed an evening of authentic Malaysian food. The rest of this year looks positive and a good number of our members are looking forward to catching up with friends and associates at the Taupo conference. - Chris Dickson TARANAKI This year is progressing nicely for all. We all seem to be steady with pricing as well as workloads. New Plymouth is constantly growing especially in the new housing front as more subdivisions are coming along nicely and still more in the pipeline. Central Taranaki and South are no different and have two to three months of work ahead. The dairy farmers are making noises of spending money, after closing their cheque books for the last two years, so this means those of us in the dairy areas can expect more pricing of jobs in their next season. There has been a little movement in the oil industry, but not enough as yet to provide a flow on effect. As long as the interest rates are low, I see no reason for things to change, with the townies dominating the work we are doing. There are a lot of people moving into Taranaki from Auckland as well as from overseas. We have been given the title of 2nd best province in the world, which I know has had an effect, especially on visitor numbers. Apparently the New Plymouth Airport is expanding soon. This is due to an apparent percentage growth in user numbers compared to any other airport in the country, outside the main centres. The biggest issue in the joinery industry in Taranaki has been a lack of qualified employees. There has been a lot of staff movement around, especially in the last six weeks. We ourselves are a worker short, which has seen our workload stretch out a fair bit. It’s still better than having no work. The Conference this year is set to be another great one, with some exciting events to do, as well as the usual interesting speakers and displays. For those who have never been, it’s something worth doing. I have enjoyed the ones that I have attended, and reluctantly cannot attend this year. Earlier on in the year we had an eight ball and darts evening in New Plymouth which was sponsored

by Viridian Glass. We had some great entertainment with some balls bouncing off the tables and some darts not even making the board. Special thanks go out to Viridian for their contribution for the night. Everyone had a ball (excuse the pun). So all in all it’s Great to be in The Naki. If you haven’t been, make it your destination. - Brent Russ WAIKATO/BAY OF PLENTY The Christmas rush hasn’t ended. Every month is busy and full of deadlines that seemed achievable at the time when they were set but end up being a struggle to meet! The industry is incredibly busy across the region and it would appear we’re at capacity. Many firms report order books that are full for a good portion of the year already and waiting lists are growing. So these are the good times, when we should be making hay. As one member put it at a recent meeting, stick with what you do best and there are good margins to be made. Price is less of an issue at present, you’re more likely to win work based on delivery times, service and reputation. It’s times like this that good communication is vital. We need to be careful not to overpromise and create expectations with our clients that we are not able to meet. While it’s not what they want to hear, it’s better to be honest around delivery times at the outset and not end up with a disgruntled client. Meetings wise, we had a very interesting tour of the Port of Tauranga and recently hosted the Waikato and Bay of Plenty apprentice awards at WINTEC. The port is an intriguing entity, partly owned by the BOP regional council. There has been incredible growth and they are a very progressive company. The WINTEC facility was interesting to see and we enjoyed a tasty dinner prepared by the student’s at the campus restaurant. Guest speaker for the evening was Andrew Flexman CEO of the mighty CHIEFS who has some useful insights into team culture. No reports of bad debtors, all seems in order there but an opportunity to keep trade clients within trading terms while they should also be having a decent time of it. There are bound to be a few cowboys out there though when the industry is under pressure so if a new client arrives on your doorstep it’s probably worth a bit of investigation and a chat with fellow members. Status quo with supplies, lead times have stretched a bit but probably in line with ours, so only an issue when something is needed urgently. Conference is in Taupo this year, one of the jewels in the crown of our region. I’m sure we’re in for a great time and there is heaps to do if you’re planning to make the most of it and spend an extra day or three. If you are in this neck of the woods, be happy to see you here at Lee Brothers in Rotorua. I stood down as President of Waikato BOP Master Joiners at our recent AGM so this is the last report from me. I’m pleased to hand over to

David Higgins of Fine Woodworking, Te Kuiti. I’m not going far though and will look forward to catching up with MJ’s from around the country at Conference. - Paul Ingram WAITAKI It has been another very busy year for Waitaki with good prospects in workloads to the end of the year and into 2018 in some cases. Tekapo,Twizel, Queenstown and Wanaka are the boom towns at the moment with plenty of local work as well. A few companies are down on staff due to some leaving, either moving on or around. Most members are looking for qualified tradesmen and apprentices. Not easy as there is just no-one about. No one has any major issues with materials supply. They are arriving on time and in good condition. Some items are slow to arrive depending on supplier stock levels, but no problems with board. Re finances - most people keep current, however current to them seems to be paying by the end of the month rather than the 20th. Like usual, some tend to drag it out as long as possible. It is looking like another buoyant year ahead. Most are looking forward to Christmas already. Managing staff and workload is a real challenge. In general, people are getting very hard to deal with, slowly wearing you down. Health and Safety is taking more and more time and effort, as common sense no longer prevails. – Craig Mason WELLINGTON As the first 4 months of the year have disappeared and the middle of the year rapidly approaching, our local members are all reporting a great start to the year and have good forward work to continue with. Decent lead times are now common again with a lot of customers being caught out and calling multiple joiners searching for better time frames. With the higher workloads come staff shortages and a lot of our members are struggling to find extra staff and looking at finding and training apprentices which is great for our industry. With conference just around the corner, this could be our last break before getting stuck into the second half of the year. As NZS:4211 is taking its time to get recognised in the lower North Island I think we need to be questioning the architects when it is not in the specs to help raise awareness and get more return on our investment. As our local meetings attracted more members, friendships have grown and we now have a great social group with more regular meet ups, which allow us to keep up with problems or benefits that may help each other out. – Jeremy Patmore 

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

AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact Rory Johns. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Auckland Joinery (2014) Ltd 2 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland, Ph 09 846 0346, contact Ross Webster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Blue World Yachting Ltd 6 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry. bmc limited Unit E, 191B Archers Road, Auckland 0629, Ph 027 511 3717, contact Sandra & Bjoern May. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Simon Buckley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. Counties Joinery 36 Sedgebrook Rd, Patumahoe, RD 1, Pukekohe 2678. Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras NZS4211 Affiliated. CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty. G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Heritage Joinery Ltd 1007 Paerata Road, Paerata, Pukekohe. Ph 09 239 2794, contact Michael Oglesby. JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contact Noel Rowse. Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Seaboard Joinery 2016 Ltd 153 Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Michael Kreft. NZS4211 Affiliated. Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Southey and Knight Group Ltd 50 Hooper Ave, Pukekohe, Ph 021 073 6273, Contacts Marc Knight, Ryan Southey. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd 7 Dakota Drive, Whitianga 3510, Ph 027 288 8713, contact Robert Duxfield. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

KBL Serene Joinery Ltd 70 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 443 5679, contact Matthew Senior. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact George van Boven.

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

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

Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil.

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

VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal.

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

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

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

Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mahurangi Joinery Ltd 23a Glenmore Drive, Warkworth, Auckland 0910, Ph 09 425 9849, contacts Joel and Suzannah Hemus. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Andrew Riley or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9247, contact Kieren Mallon. Mitchell’s Joinery Ltd 6A Blanc Road, Silverdale, Auckland, Ph 09 421 9042, contact John Williams, Tracy Lister. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wendekreisen Travel Ltd Unit 1, 197 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland, Ph 03 489 6507, contact Sascha Warnken; Dieter Schuetze Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore. Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email: Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies.

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

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

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

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

MAKZ Joinery 26 Alexander Ave, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pacific Coast Kitchens NZ Ltd 471 Omokoroa Road, R D 2, Tauranga, Ph 07 548 0606, contact Eric Thompson. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, contact Cherie van der Poel or Eric Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, contact Ross Curtis. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Hayden Vile. NZS4211 Affiliated. St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin. Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001, Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris. Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren.

H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, contact Jeff Clayton. Kitchens By Healey Ltd 42 Bennett Street, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, contact Steve Duck. Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Palmerston North Joinery 2015 Ltd 153 Benmore Ave, Palmerston North. Ph 027 353 6010, contact Brian Craw. Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, contact Robert Wilson. Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Hawera Kitchens and Furniture Ltd 24 Glover Road, Hawera 4610, Ph 06 278 7044, contacts Klinton Hunt / Lance Hunt.

Doorpro Ltd 1283 Louie Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 2600, contact Gary Morgan.

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones.

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

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

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen In Ltd 499 Carrington Road, R D 1, New Plymouth, Ph 06 753 8006, Contact Marty Surrey

Hastings Laminate Ltd 1021a Manchester Street, Hastings, Ph 06 879 8564, contact Mark or Grant Eyles.

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

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

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

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

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

MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt.

McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly.

Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

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

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

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

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


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

Sunshine Joinery Ltd 44 Pandora Road, Ahuriri, Napier, Ph 06 844 6105, contact Rick Martin Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

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

David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Blenheim Building Centre 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3049, contact Wayne Yealands. Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer. Building Connexion Ltd ITM Joinery, 16-18 King Edward Street, Motueka, Ph 03 528 7256, contact Paul Rusbatch. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 64 Beatty Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Ph 03 547 0010, contacts Noel Tait / Michelle Hill. James Neal Joinery 35 Fell Street, Grovetown, Marlborough, Ph 03 577 7872, contact James Neal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miller Creative Group Ltd 53 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 4191, contact Keith Cooper.

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

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

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

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

Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 6 Dalziel Pl, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, contact Fraser Syme.

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

O’Brien Group 2012 8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Ph 03 489 3849, contact Peter O’Brien.

Timber Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery.

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

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805 Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. B & M Joinery Ltd 4 Ree Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 265 2077, contact Brendon Munro or Mark Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, 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. European Woodworks Limited 229 Kaikorai Valley Road, Bradford, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken. Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co Ltd 19 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown. Ph 03 441 4944, contact Reuben Bogue. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gavin Player Furniture & Joinery Ltd 14b Chardonnay Street, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 8136, contact Gavin Player. JP Quality Kitchens Limited 66 Vogel Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 1395, contact John Peddie. Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, contact Graeme Emmerson. Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 03 208 3001, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, contact Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, contact Kevin Harradine. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rich the Cabinetmaker 44 McLennan Road, Hawea Flat, R D 2, Wanaka 9343. Ph 03 443 8951, contact Rich Raynes. Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Access Group Ltd Allegion (New Zealand) Limited Architectural Hardware Supplies Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd) ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd Biesse Group New Zealand Blum NZ Ltd Bostik New Zealand Burns & Ferrall Carters Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd Daiken New Zealand Limited EC Credit Control Enko Group Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Hazard Co Ltd Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand ITM KLC Limited Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd Laminex New Zealand Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd

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

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Streamline Kitchens & Joinery Ltd PO Box 13101, Green Island, Dunedin 9052. Ph 0800 755 646, contact Rachael Kirk. Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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s the biggest woodworking suppliers in NZ, here at Jacks we’ve invested a lot of time and resource into getting to grips with the legislation, focusing our workplace culture on safety, and trying to determine the levels of compliance required for our wide range of machinery. We know that some of our competitors are not as far down the track of establishing compliance for their machines. We also know that their attitude is not necessarily lazy, but more likely a reflection of how difficult it can be to determine that a machine is in fact entirely compliant, and life’s a lot easier if you just assume everything is. An example. Think of a small edge sander nearly every workshop in NZ has one – and it’s likely to be used occasionally, with little thought to the potential liability of an accident. Let’s imagine someone’s using the end of it to sand some curved pieces. To do the work the belt must be exposed. Other than having a robot holding and manipulating the workpiece it’s basically impossible to guard the machine in such a way that the pinch-points between belt and rollers are not accessible to fingers or loose clothing. Such guards would render belt inaccessible too – meaning the sander is no use. Furthermore, the consequences of an accident while sanding curved workpieces might be a ripped shirt, or perhaps a graze or friction burn, or maybe even a lacerated or broken digit. These are unlikely to result in a Worksafe investigation. And let’s be realistic – how many accidents using an edge sander have you heard of? But when you’re the biggest machinery seller in the industry then you have to take any potential accident seriously. Because if somehow there is a serious accident and Worksafe come calling, are they then going to start looking around at the compliance level of all of the other machine we sell today? Or sold yesterday? Or last year?Thinking like this leads to other questions. Are we are confident all the machinery we sell is as safe as it could be? Do we have documentation to prove it? When was that documentation reviewed? Has the machine been modified since we assessed it? If so, where’s the evidence of our re-assessment? And what was the competence of the person who undertook the assessment? Where’s the evidence that person was qualified to undertake such an assessment in the first place?

As you can imagine, this level of scrutiny would be unwelcome in any business. What’s more, in an industry such as ours there’s precious little documentation or qualifications to provide evidence that a machine or person has proven competence. But to minimise our potential liability in the rare case of a serious accident we are trying to answer some of these questions, and to document our findings. Our approach has been to work first on the machines that we believe pose the most danger – and therefore likelihood of a serious accident. So you’ll not be surprised to know that edge sanders are not a high priority. But schools are regular purchasers of edge sanders. A quick assessment has led us to cease stocking one model, and ordering a safer-looking sample machine from a different supplier. For many of our smaller – and older – customers, H&S equates to common sense. If you were trained properly then you know how to operate your machines safely. And if you’re stupid, or tired, or hungover, then you’ll learn your lesson by hurting yourself. For this type of customer then training is unlikely to be documented, and there are no concerns about machine compliance. After all if it wasn’t safe, how could Jacks be allowed to sell it? There’s a certain amount of logic to this position. But don’t expect to rely on it in court. Because unless there’s an accident, there’s no one checking the compliance of what machinery suppliers sell you, any more than there’s someone checking how you use your edge sander. Until next time Kathy from Jacks

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