Joiners Magazine June 2020

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

June 2020

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Subject to significant wear and tear and constant performance upgrades and capabilities, the edgebander is one machine in the shop that benefits from regular reviews as to whether it is still the best machine for the job.

Supreme winner NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards - p.48 photo courtesy David Straight

digital factories 28 COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Paul Ingram reports on what his organisation has been doing during the lockdown and offers some suggestions for the days ahead.

A look at the concept of the ‘networked digital workshop’ from Homag and the digital apps they have developed to support and track the production process through the factory.

Steering a Course 58

Ian Featherstone likens our situation to a storm and those whose boats are the most shipshape will get through better.

Due Process 60

Geoff Hardy advises us that their are more building reforms on the way but hang in there because we will be stronger for them in the long run.

hinges & runners 32 The best of them go unnoticed - support structure for the quiet and smooth functioning of our doors and drawers. Of essence they need to be strong, durable, and functional. They also need to be easy to install and adjust - we go to three leading suppliers who always have the trade, as well as the end-user in mind.

NKBA report 61

Suzie Rees emphasises that keeping in touch with their membership has been a priority during the Covid-19 crisis and some of the initiatives are likely to be retained as we return to normal.

ITM upgrade 46 ITM Joinery in Nelson recently moved premises, prompting an upgrade in key machinery for their joinery shop. We talk to their Joinery Manager Paul Rusbatch about what they bought and why.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 14 Education 52 NZJMF membership 62 NKBA membership 66 State of the Industry 70 Classifieds 72 Advertiser index 72

timber in design 48 The NZ Wood - Resene Timber Design Awards always deliver an impressive range of entries pushing the boundaries of thinking in timber construction and design, this year is no different. We have all the winners in pictures.

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from the president

Resilience & determined positivity History is being made in 2020. The stories of a virus that locked down the world will sit alongside those told of wars, revolution, and the building of and knocking down of walls. The Master Joiners Leadership team made some phone calls over the lockdown and caught up with members to check in and gain some insight to the state of play in their business. The resounding themes from this are resilience, determination and positivity. Joiners are a tough bunch and are up for any challenges ahead.

been cheaper. There is a chance that demand will ease later in the year but for now we should make the most of the bounce-back and row the boat hard. The world will be a different place post Covid and that’s not all bad. We had 5 weeks away from our normal routines and for those with office based roles it’s been even longer. There are things we’ve all had to do differently and some of those changes we’ll keep – maybe a work from home day each week or using teleconference for a meeting rather than travelling out of town.

So how best to deal with these conflicting mindsets? My thinking is to run some scenarios – blue skies, most likely, and worst case for my business. Think about what expenses are luxuries, what fat can be shed, how can I reduce required working capital, I’ve sold a vehicle to help fill the hole in the cashflow. Build some strategies and make a plan ... and then put them on the shelf for now.

If the gloomy economists are right and the economy goes to the wall then our industry will be in for a tough time. The government is spending unprecedented amounts of money in an attempt to prop up the economy and businesses have access to loans to fund losses which can only be a short term tactic surely. We’re not at the front line yet, the tourism and hospitality industries have taken the initial impact. If household incomes are affected by wage reductions and job losses there will be less to go around and that new kitchen will need to go on hold. There will always be opportunities though, we may need to adapt to a new market, shift our thinking and our offerings. History shows that there have been success stories from depression and recession. Wrigley’s, IBM, Zippo, Rocket Lab and Xero are brands that rose from the ashes or were formed during tough times.

Reality is that right now I suspect we are all busy. Almost everyone we spoke to when we called had work lined up to come back to, many for a few months ahead. There has been a flurry of enquiry too created by Kiwis being locked up at home and planning renovations, money has never

If the time comes, reshaping a business is not something to be taken lightly. Many people will be worried about the security of their jobs and I think its important to face up the realities and share the “what if’s” with our teams. There is some comfort in knowing the truth and what tactics the plans

Conflicting with this determined positivity is the doomsday commentary we hear, read, and watch. There is a danger that if that is the loudest noise, it will become self-fulfilling. I’m not suggesting that we should ignore the numbers but there are a wide range of opinions from the economists and at the moment it’s all guess work, after all we’ve never been here before.

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on the shelf include. This is the time to look after people. Play to your strengths and provide them with everything they need to do the same. There may be a case for reducing hours, sharing the load, reducing salaries and wages. Many of us have adjusted to 80% of usual income and found there is still food on the table. As an industry we will need to try and sustain our training if things get rough so we are well placed in the future. If you are faced with needing to lay off a trainee then the Master Joiners network and our industry training providers may be able to help find another opportunity for that person. I watched two contrasting new stories recently which made me think. They highlighted different approaches to managing human resources. One was the story of a group of restaurants who have made 150 staff redundant and are in the news for all the wrong reasons which won’t have done their reputation or brand any favours. The other piece was about the Paul Kelly Motor Company in Christchurch. This is an organisation that took all its 40 staff to Las Vegas a couple of years ago. When lockdown hit their sales went from 150 cars per month to none. The staff unanimously agreed on a plan which saw the top 26 salaries cut to support the wages of the rest of the team. This plan will see them get through the first 60 days and has been great publicity for them. Master Joiners have a toolbox that can support resilience and determined positivity. Without the same opportunities to get together at conference, regional events, or to provide professional development workshops for the time being, there have been a series of webinars recently with more planned. The topics have represented some of the suggestions offered when we

called and are aimed at dealing with the challenges in front of us during and post lockdown. If you missed the webinars, the resources from these are available in the members section of the MJ website. Also on the website is the members forum which was a great channel to share information around employee subsidies and Covid-19 protocols. This is one way of accessing the Master Joiners network which is the real strength of a membership organisation. Among our membership there are decades of experience not just in manufacturing cabinets and joinery but running a business in good times and bad. People that lead sustainable and resilient companies – Global Financial Crisis survivors. If you are a GFC survivor and would be prepared to help a fellow member then I encourage you to check in with your regional president or with Allison at MJ HQ and extend that offer. If you could benefit from some help, someone to bounce some ideas off, to help build some scenarios to put on the shelf, then get in touch also. Ask for help, be a post Covid success story, a survivor, don’t go it alone! My parting thought is for everyone to take care, catch your breath, and reset. All this thinking and planning is hard work and mentally taxing. Now there is some business as usual to be done. Take care, stay safe

Paul Ingram National President Registered Master Joiners

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From the Publisher









The magazine for the joinery, cabinetmaking & kitchen manufacturing industries Official Publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation

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PUBLISHER Bob Nordgren

on the road again ...


hat a roller coaster year it has been! Being back to Level 2 feels more like normal but not quite. We have a way to go yet. We are pleased to publish this our June issue. With no Conference and no AWISA we have had to change our course a bit but we still have some interesting stories worth a gander. Edgebanders and edgebanding accessories are always something those in the trades especially cabbies and kitchen makers need to keep up with so we have a bit on these products along with commentary on the continued creep of digitalisation in the manufacturing process. Hinges and runners are another oft touted range of products we see a lot of. It is no surprise then to see new models every now and then as we have in this issue. It has been good to hear that the trades we deal with appear pretty busy as we went into Level 2. You have to remember that things were going quite well before the lockdown process began some two months ago so its not that unusual. Here’s hoping the pattern continues as the economy begins the long process of winding up again.

Of note has been the continued out pour of new products such as that from NZ Panels Group. Am expecting more later in the year from a range of our clients. A plug for a long time client of ours, One Finance Ltd. The need for financing will be something on the minds of a lot of businesses here in New Zealand. Graham and Shaun have been involved with the trades we deal with for over twenty years now so look them up if you need some help with financing that new machine or finding out about various finance options. A special note here that our next issue out in September will be number 100. We are planning a few things accordingly and if you want to be in what will be a well read issue then be in touch! In the meantime enjoy this issue and stay safe. A hearty thanks to all our contributors and advertisers: we couldn’t do this without you Bob Nordgren

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CARTERS Joinery Account Managers are the link between your business and theirs.

CARTERS make ordering & delivery easier Joinery solutions are a defined, specialised area within the CARTERS business that focus on the needs of the Joinery sector. CARTERS don’t believe in a one size fits all approach for their customers, they believe in supporting their partners with the right product, expertise and information to deliver a superior project. In February, CARTERS Joinery Account Managers were invited to preview the new Bestwood Melamine colour range as part of ongoing product training. The nine new designs were inspired by European design trends and had input from some of New Zealand’s top designers. Early feedback to the range from designers has been enthusiastic, suggesting that specifications will follow on in short order. The CARTERS team felt the six woodgrain designs complemented the Timberland plate finish also available and were excited to be able to offer it to their clients from May.

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CARTERS see their Joinery Account Managers as the link between your business and theirs - they handle everything from providing an estimate on your next project to discussing changes on your order, through to meeting with you to review services and forecast your next projects.They are supported by the extended CARTERS dedicated team and can provide a variety of solutions and materials to keep your business working. Now more than ever, online ordering is becoming the norm a n d C A RT E R S n e w Tr a d e Portal for account holders is providing the ability to do just that. Their recently launched Trade Portal allows customers to shop online 24/7, as well as access all their estimates and account information, search invoices, download data for accounting software plus create favourites lists for frequently ordered items and more. CARTERS General Manager Sales, Josh George says

CARTERS Trade Portal is designed to make the business of building easier.

“CARTERS Account Managers are assisting credit account holders to get set up with logins now. We know that having online access means that customers can tackle their ordering or administration when they have the time to do it”. Delivery to site has also been a big focus since Alert level 3 took effect, and CARTERS delivery service has been key to ensuring building can continue. They have ensured processes have been put in place for all

deliveries to be contactless for the foreseeable future and will support the industry by adhering to best practice guidelines. “The CARTERS team across our nationwide network of 50 branches are ready to support you and your business as we move forward through these challenging times,” says Josh George. 


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What does it mean to Collaborate? to work with, co-operate, partner with, combine, share ideas, joint effort ...


n a modern world collaboration is not a commonly used noun when consumers think about planning their home renovation or new building projects. The art of collaboration and manufacturing quality joinery is second nature to Registered Master Joiners. That collaboration is a bringing to life of design specifications which often reflect the heart, hopes and dreams of the consumer. The connectivity between consumers, designers, builders, and Joiners grows confidence and provides reassurance where it matters most to consumers, who are investing hard earned money. Therefore, the planning and preparation phase of projects should include a Registered Master Joiner. Registered Master Joiners have been around for a long time and with good reason. It is the commitment to ethics and standards, quality workmanship and access to superior materials which underpin highly sought-after timber manufactured products. Many Registered Master Joiners have their own inhouse design team who use state of the art technology software and machinery adding another dimension to the collaboration effort on behalf of the consumer.

For Joiners who wish to be considered for Master Joiner membership, email info@ to be connected with your nearest Master Joiners regional leadership team.

Innovation, capability, and trendsetting does not just happen, it evolves with years of experience in a professional network of creative and committed journeyman craftsmen. Throw in the Registered Master Joiner network of associates; frankly, you have something of a powerhouse. Access to good pricing structures, quality hardware, specialist surfaces and more; contribute to the Master Joiner’s pursuit of excellence for the consumer.

But wait there’s more! Sounds cliché but heck its true as many Registered Master Joiners are JMF affiliated meaning they can manufacture NZS:4211 compliant exterior timber doors and windows and will tag their work validating its compliance.

Registered Master Joiners are providing a diverse range of timber joinery products within a full suite of professional services.

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reetings everyone, it’s been a challenging time for our industry including master joiners, suppliers and customers. At Laminex we’re optimistic about the future and the resilience of our people and our industry.

woodCAD|CAM becomes HOMAG iX HOMAG and imos strengthen co-operation The 3D design software marketed under the name woodCAD|CAM is a development by imos AG. The HOMAG Group AG now strengthens its cooperation with the imos AG as a software supplier in order to ensure that you are provided with excellent software for your production. HOMAG iX is the result of this cooperation and an advancement of woodCAD|CAM. A step forward for a better product! Our renowned and globally used CAD/CAM system is being relaunched. As of 1st April, 2020 woodCAD|CAM became HOMAG iX. Why? See below the main benefits available to you with HOMAG iX. Benefits • Availability of the latest software version • Access to the iX Support Center incl. Online Academy, training videos and much more • New: Softlock License Management • Improved support and service quality • With integrated digital products from HOMAG Availability HOMAG iX 2019 • New customers who have bought HOMAG iX 2019 since 1st April, 2020. • Users of woodCAD|CAM who have signed a maintenance contract just need to carry out an update as of 1st April, 2020. • Users of woodCAD|CAM without maintenance contract can buy an update or sign a maintenance contract at very favorable conditions until 30th September 2020. Of course, you can continue to use woodCAD|CAM, however, the program will not be developed further and not be maintained in the long term. Your next step: Update now and get the benefits! Make use not only of the many benefits of HOMAG iX 2019 but also of the most favorable conditions for an early transition. Take the next step towards an even better software and contact your local HOMAG sales partner.

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While our industry conferences have been cancelled or deferred, it’s great to see online forums, webinars and zoom meetings being used to connect us all with our peers, suppliers and customers. Laminex New Zealand launched HI-MACS Solid Surface via a webinar during level 4 “ lockdown” and had high levels of interest and strong engagement - following the Q&A run by our Technical Services Manager, Murray Christiansen. Key elements of the presentation focussed on the revolutionary new products in the HI-MACS range, the strong investment in research and development and the new décors. For those of you who live in Auckland, we’re really excited about the opening of our new showroom at the Home Ideas Centre this month. It’ll be a great place to send your customers who will be able to view most of our brands in the one location. For those of you outside of Auckland, the plan is to create these showrooms throughout the country over time. Laminex has also invested heavily in our online shop so that you can order online 24/7. Our customers, who are already buying online, enjoy the ability to order from anywhere at anytime – contact us on 0800 303 606 to take advantage of this new option, or visit our website In addition to our online shop, we’ve added new functionality so that it’s really easy to order samples online – this was primarily to replace and update our aging QuickChip website. We’d love you to give it a go and order a sample or two! Lockdown aside, sales growth has continued with our joinery customers - assisted by residential building consents +9% to 37,600 for the 12 months to March 2020. Commercial consent value for the same period was flat at $7.1b following strong growth last year. During the month of March consents did soften and we anticipate the market will take time to recover after the April lockdown. Finally, thank you to everyone who responded to our customer satisfaction survey recently. Your feedback is fantastic and will help us to continue to improve our product and service offering. Understanding our customers is our highest priority. We also appreciate your feedback telling us you value our technical support. We’ll continue to invest in the capability of our people to ensure you get the best support for you and your customers. Thanks again for your constructive feedback, we value your business and look forward to continuing to develop our partnership. Please feel free to contact me directly with any insights or comments. My email address is or give me a call on 021 220 3744 Mike Arthur General Manager Laminex New Zealand

Managing in tough times New Zealand’s had it pretty good for the last 10 years with uninterrupted Real GDP growth averaging 2.8%pa. It’s too early yet to see how the Covid-19 story will end, but it’s clear we are all in for a tough time. Back in 2009 Real GDP fell to about -1.3% in the wake of the GFC, but many commentators think we will do well to stay above -10% in the next 12 months. Hopefully this proves overly pessimistic but in any case the next year or two will be very challenging, especially for anyone who has not had to manage through a recession. As a survivor of Black Friday, SARS, Dotcom and the GFC, what advice would I offer to a manager needing to chart a course through rough water for the first time? First, get your mindset right. Covid-19 won’t have us pinned down for ever. Every recession is followed by a recovery. If you want to be there for the upturn, you’ll need to be genuinely committed to doing the hard yards. Second, remember two old sayings: within change lies opportunity, and necessity is the mother of invention. The world has changed and I fear for anyone who hopes to wait passively for a return to normal. On the contrary, I predict an almighty tussle for market share. With fewer jobs to price and more companies chasing the work it will be very difficult for you to sell a product (say a kitchen) of comparable quality at a higher price than your competitors. At the same time, your costs for materials, labour and overheads will be very similar to your competitors. Squeezed between costs and prices, neither of which you can control, it will be tempting to conclude that the only way to survive is to win jobs by cutting prices. In times of recession this strategy is likely to prove disastrous for the simple reason that there will always be someone who will be willing to do the job cheaper. Those who engage in a race to the bottom may never surface again. You should not be in business to work without profit, and if you fall into this trap

Robin Jack, Director of Jacks

I fear you will not survive past the short term. The challenge is to win profitable jobs, where you find the “edge” that makes this possible? Sell on value rather than price How does the quality of your product or service compare with your competitors? (Be honest how do you know?) What specific steps could be taken to improve your quality so you can command a higher price? List them. Remember that value is in the eye of the customer. Could you create a perception of superior quality by taking the customer beyond the showroom and into your factory where she can see the magic of sophisticated manufacturing technology turning dreams into reality? Change your business model Change is about the only certainty in today’s world, and the acceleration of change is relentless. We can’t all be disruptors on the scale of Steve Jobs, but we can be alert for any opportunities that arise from changes in the way we live. Tens of thousands of people have just experienced working from the kitchen table – how many of these might buy a home office “pod” custom-designed to fit their particular spaces (as we now design custom kitchens, for example)? Could you sell a home learning pod through the local school? There are thousands of elderly folk shifting into Retirement Villages – many of them have money and could use custom-designed compact furniture to store and display their precious things. Anti-bacterial surfaces would add to the appeal of such products.The “same old, same old” will not cut the mustard – so what will you do that sets you apart from your competitors?

Improve your manufacturing efficiency Making a profit would be so easy if you could get your materials more cheaply than your competitors, pay your people less than market rates and get special discounts for your rent, power and insurance. Or if you could just raise your prices. Clearly, that’s a dream – in reality the market will determine both the cost of your inputs and the price of your outputs. What the market does not control is your productivity – how efficiently you convert your inputs into outputs. In essence, an efficient plant produces more output from less input, and the difference goes straight to the bottom line. Put bluntly, as recession bites, inefficient companies will not be profitable and some will not even survive. For 50 years I have been working with customers to improve their manufacturing efficiency. Usually this has been around investment in new technology, but it’s surprising how often better productivity can be obtained from existing machines by re-training operators, attending to maintenance, eliminating wastage or changing factory layouts to improve workflow. In times of recession every stone must be turned over in search of improved productivity. Unless you are working on your manufacturing efficiency your competitive position is eroding - because your competitors are not asleep! Beware the status quo! Let me finish with a story to illustrate the danger of the status quo. Several years ago my company submitted a proposal for plant with a capital cost of about $150,000

No, I don’t want to see the Jacks guy – can’t you see I’ve got a battle to fight?

which showed a rate of return over 60%, a payback period of 1.6 years, and a very healthy net present value when we discounted the cashflow. This was based on single shift production. This project stalled for nearly three years. But eventually we completed the installation and within 3 months the machine was operating on 2 shifts. The cost of delaying this investment decision for three years did not appear anywhere in that company’s financial statements, and was not known to its shareholders who would have been justifiably aggrieved at the profit they missed during those three years. This is what Henry Ford meant when he famously said: “If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.” It’s true that investing in new plant in recessionary times needs careful consideration, but as in the cartoon, it’s also true that a smart investment could be the salvation of your company – particularly while finance is so cheap. Each situation needs to be carefully assessed on its merits with a trustworthy supplier. 

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Next AWISA exhibition to take place in July 2022 In the previous edition of this magazine the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association announced that the AWISA 2020 exhibition that was to take place in July 2020 was being postponed. This was for all the now very obvious reasons. At the time of making this decision AWISA was considering moving the dates to early 2021. AWISA is one of the largest b o o k i n g s a t I C C S y d n e y, occupying all the exhibition halls, most of them for 15 days. It has proved difficult to find a vacant space of this size early in 2021 that did not clash with other

woodworking exhibitions around the world. Indeed, some of these events were also being postponed and it was clear that AWISA could have made a decision on dates to then find that a northern hemisphere show was promoting dates that clashed. Mid 2021 was also impossible with the two major German trade shows, Ligna and Interzum taking place in May 2021. The AWISA board has therefore decided to delay the next AWISA exhibition until the dates that were already booked at ICC Sydney for AWISA 2022. “We are pleased to announce that

AWISA 2022 will take place at ICC Sydney from 6-9 July 2022,” said AWISA chairman, Brett Ambrose. “Obviously we are all disappointed not to be running an exhibition in 2020. Some people were a little surprised when we made our postponement decision as early as the beginning of March. However, it was the right decision at the time, and regrettably it has proved to have definitely been the correct one.”

“ We n o w l o o k f o r w a r d t o presenting another world class trade show in 2022. The four years between AWISA 2018 and AWISA 2022 will make the show an even more important event to visit with four years of technology change on display by machinery exhibitors, and four years of new products being on display by hardware, fittings and decorative product manufacturers. Also, it is sure to be time for the industry to get together and entertain clients in the style for which AWISA exhibitions are well known,” he said. 

Service Award Certification for Leitz Tooling NZ “We are delighted to present to our Leitz, New Zealand Branch located in Auckland, the prestigious Service Certification,” said Sam Czyczelis, Managing Director for Leitz Tooling Australia and New Zealand when presenting the Service Award Certification to Wolf Hoheisen, Country Manager New Zealand. The audit was carried out on the 24th February 2020 to ISO and Leitz Tooling International standard requirements where the

Leitz Auckland Service Centre passed with shining Colours. Some of the conditions taken into account when assessing the service facility included processes/ organisations, workplace space, work place technology implemented, property and building condition, environmental plans and conditions, and not least occupational health and safety. The effort and cooperation from all staff/employees, management and our counterparts in our overseas

branches has made this come to fulfilment which delivers a “World Standard Service Centre” in Auckland, that can service New Zealand in its entirety. Leitz Tooling service centres assure service quality of “Tools like New” when returned to the customer. Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd 0800 578 665

a message from 3D Kitchen From the onset of the Covid-19 spread, we at 3D Kitchen assumed there would be a significant slow down within the general cabinetmaking industry, and that this would have a negative effect on our own business. As it transpired this has been far less than anticipated. We have continued to have the same level of contact from our existing customers, providing remote support and on line training as before. In fact I would say that we have actually experienced an increase in this, probably due to many of you having a little extra time on your hands?

There has though been a difference between our New Zealand and Australian businesses, with the New Zealand level of sales staying steady so far. Whereas we have had a small drop in sales in the Australian market, but this is beginning to pick up again already now. The view of the future is definitely moving around to a more positive one. What do we see for the near future? ... it is sure that the Covid-19 threat has had a huge negative effect on the world economy and this will be felt for the next couple of years. But we are also sure that as the restrictions placed on business are gradually

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removed, we will return to a more normal state and an increasing confidence leading to wallets being opened again. One negative impact we see for our business was the cancelling of this years AWISA trade show in Sydney. 3D Kitchen has exhibited there since 1998 and it has always proved to be a very good marketing opportunity for us. This year we were to showcase the latest release of our 3D design, production and CNC linking software, but that has now been pushed out to mid 2022. Plenty of extra time to prepare at least, and more space to develop further!

We would like to thank those of you who have continued to support 3D Kitchen despite the difficult time we are going through, and we are encouraged by the positive comments we have received. One way we at 3D Kitchen aim to help cabinetmakers in New Zealand, is to continue to offer our software as a give-away in every issue of this magazine. We know by the comments we get back that this has been a great boost to many of you and we are committed to keep this going. Chris Adams 3D Kitchen













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edgebanding machinery, tooling & tape

how are you edging your panel It is probably the piece of machinery replaced most in a typical cabinet making shop not only subject to the most wear and tear but also to a host of ongoing innovations designed to improve finish quality, increase throughput and expand design options. Whether its because your current machine is showing its age or the latest model has improvements that can’t be ignored the edgebander is a machine that needs constant review to ensure it’s the best machine for the job.

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edgebanding at the next level Streamer 1054 This entry level machine with switch control has the same Holzher Glue injection system as the larger machines with “all diamond tooling”, Premill, soft automatic tape feeder, radius scraper and “across the board” flat or finish scraper. “Laser like” finish at this price! And in stock now.

Auriga 1308XL Power Mid range edgebander fully automated including automated air pressure adjustment with top of the line features. This machine is one of our largest sellers it is the first of the PLC control machines as we recommend that without Full automation a plc controller is pointless.

Lumina 1380 An industrial grade edgebander with Laser capability or secondary glue unit (PUR, PUR 2KG, EVA, or NIR Laser). It has a super accurate positioning system with CNC grade positioning motors and full automation. From this machine any function can be run at full speed 18 mtrs per min including corner rounding.

Lumina Industry 1598 Heavy duty industrial edgebander. Affordable option with top of the line features including the automatic small piece support rail, full automation, NIR Laser (ready with a touch of a button noiseless and economic). All of the Lumina range can support multiple glue units. The industry range uses a bridge belts instead of rollers. It is electrically synchronised with the feed train for ultimate stability and hold at high speeds of up to 25m/min including cornering. Easy to use and easy to maintain.

extras & service The Lumina range can be configured with full range of extras including easy glide air tables, multiple Automatic or manual tape feeders, Veneer infeed guide, Automatic Multi tool units for different radius setting on all units and also Holzhers own range of panel handling and return tables. All Holzher machines are manufactured in their own factory, setting the industries highest standards of reliability and quality. We like to configure these machines to the customers needs and have proven that our installation back up and support is the best in the industry.

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We do a variety of work in different colours, sizes and shapes of panel so needed a machine that could provide for all those options now and future proof our business for the next few years

Specialist furniture maker Frankco & Simon appreciate the edging capabilities of the Stefani MD from SCM

SCM Stefani MD full electronic servo adjustment Frankco & Simon in East Tamaki, Auckland have been making furniture for offices and reception areas for more than twenty five years and state of the art edgebanding has always been important to their operation for both quality and design options. When they needed a knew edgebander to replace one of their ageing machines owner Frank Tong knew what he required in a machine; quality, versatility and ease of use. He approached trusted machinery supplier John Fleet from Machines R Us who hold the SCM dealership in New Zealand. Frank Tong had purchased machinery previously through John Fleet and Machines R Us and liked their product and after sales service capabilities. “I purchased my previous edgebander off John, he is good to deal with, he responds well to your calls, provides good service and has a very good knowledge of all machinery.” “We do a variety of work in different colours, sizes and shapes of panel so needed a machine that could provide for all those options now and future proof our business for the next few years. I was also looking for productivity gains and a machine with easy precise and quick adjustment. John suggested the SCM Stefani MD with integrated return system. After seeing it in action I agreed. ” The specs of the Stefani MD are indeed impressive, all electronic, all user friendly and allowing for a variety of design settings and tape

All adjustments can be done digitally and quickly on screen.

options with a premium on quality finish. It has narrow strip loading to ensure edges are always square even for the slimmest and longest of pieces. It has pre-milling with super fine adjustment to deliver a superior edging surface and a contactless trim saw ensuring protection for high gloss surfaces or sensitive materials. It provides two edging systems, one a standard EVA glue set up and a second system utilising the latest generation AirFusion

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for a laser edge option which is virtually invisible. It has a 4 motor rounding unit with three radius options - 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm accommodating a variety of edges and shapes - as well as top and bottom radius trimmers and scrappers in the same three options. Finally dual sets of surface scrappers and buffers and a complete spray system give a finish that needs no further action or clean up. “The edging option were important and give us the versatility we need.” says Frank. “Airfusion allows me to quote for high-end work, comfortable in delivering the look and result required, while EVA continues to deliver an excellent finish for much of our office furniture range. The two systems serve us well. Easy to change in or change out they mean we can offer competitive pricing right across the range of of products we are asked to produce for our clients.”

The purchase has been a positive move for Frankco & Simon. “The advances in this machine are substantial, from quality of finish, to versatility in production, to a fully electronic user friendly set up which requires no manual adjustment at all. Everything is designed to make the machine easy and quick to set up and millimeter perfect in edge delivery. Coupled with this it is reassuring to know we have access to Machines R Us and their maintenance expertise to keep the machine in optimum working order” “The SCM Stefani MD delivers us the versatility and performance we needed, a high speed machine, capable of delivering the range of options our market demands in terms of both design and cost and it is very easy to use - a good recommendation from John,” says Frank. 

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SCM Stefani MD Perfect joint line and versatility of use with the new SGP (Smart Glue Pot) and the pre-melting unit PU BOX L. Extraordinary level of finishing quality with AirFusion+ technology that allows edgebanding without glue. Simply the perfect edge bander for all companies who require continuous production of a large number of panels even though they are all different from one another.

SCM Olimpic K360 HP Versatility and high machining quality. The use of "multi-edge" machining heads with electronic axes allows the machine to be set up automatically to machine panels with 2 different radiuses, solid wood and thin edges.

SCM ME 35TR Ease-of-use with all inclusive equipment: pre milling, interchangeable glue pot, radius trimmers and radius scrapers along with corner rounding unit offers the “very best� performance in edge banders at this level. These features, coupled with its ease-of-use makes it the perfect edge bander for small woodworking, furniture and panel processing companies.

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Edging ahead with Jacks Edgebanding is the manufacturing process that has the greatest tangible impact on workshop productivity and product quality. It’s no wonder then that edgebanding is an area that has seen the most evolution in recent years. Edgebanders from Jacks have been at the forefront of technology for many years now, helping businesses gain productivity and quality advantages. But equally as important as selecting the right edgebanding solution for your workshop is keeping your edgebander in the best condition. Jacks are only too aware of the importance of good backup and maintenance, and as such have invested in a team of 14 technicians – many specialising in edgbanders - as well as the largest supply of spare parts onsite in New Zealand.

Homag 1440

The Homag 1440 Edition with airTec delivers consistent high-quality edgebanding with a variety of materials. Ideal for Kiwi cabinetry shops looking for a productivity and quality advantage. It combines flexible processing of EVA, PUR glues and laser tape with automated set-up for different materials and thicknesses.

Homag Widely recognised as the leading manufacturer of industrial edgbanders, Homag out of Germany offer edgebanding solutions for small businesses right through to the largest panel-based furniture manufacturers such as Ikea. The Homag commitment to quality has never been compromised over the years and as such their edgebanders continue to be the standard bearer in our industry. Homag offer the latest technology in processing EVA & PUR glue types as well as Laser tape with their airTec ‘zero’ join technology. Interestingly, New Zealand is one of the world leaders in ‘zero’ join technology, with a sophisticated market that really appreciates the quality of the edge join. The ‘zero’ glue-line appearance of laser edging achieves a new threshold of furniture and kitchen design aesthetic, providing a seamless transition between edging and panel. Kiwi joinery shops - and their customers – have embraced this quality more than anywhere else in the world. Edgebanding with PUR glue provides an almost invisible join with the bonus of being completely waterproof, making PUR ideal for kitchen and bathroom furniture. PUR glue characteristics also include a high resistance to heat, cold, and chemicals. A Homag is a long-term investment in efficient production and quality. A Homag equipped with airTec and/or PUR gives you the competitive advantage: edges that are less susceptible to wear and tear, and featuring a moisture, bacteria, and heat resistant finish that will increase the longevity of your components.

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Felder P200

Felder From the Felder range of edgebanders Jacks have selected the P200 pre-glue edgebander as an ideal solution for manufacturers looking to step into their first automated edgebander. The Felder P200 uses hot-air to activate tape that has had glue applied prior to processing on the edgebander. The advantage of this technology is the glue colour applied to the tape has been selected to best match the material colour which helps reduce the appearance of the glue line. Other advantages include a quick heat-up time. The P200 is ready to go in just two minutes. Set-up between tape and material thicknesses is also fast and easy. The P200 also boasts two speed technology with the slower speed being ideal for a better quality finish on doors and/or on colder winter mornings whereby longer exposure of the tape to hot-air blower assist with a stronger bond between the edging and panel.

Marfell HIT-M

Mafell From German machinery specialists Mafell, the HIT-M is the first and only mobile edgebander for creating an optical “zero” joint. Straight, bevelled, curved and round components as well as moulded parts can be processed. Mitres edges of up to 55° can be easily processed, while heat up time is just a matter of seconds. Hand-held on site or using the optional processing table, Mafell’s HIT-M is your entry to production with laseredged tape.


Kantek New Business Development Manager


Janssens - they’re everywhere NZ’s own Janssens edgebander is so common in Kiwi cabinetry-shops that there’s little to say that the industry doesn’t already know. They’re still locally made and remain one of the most useful machines for panel-based furniture manufacturing.

Kantek Ltd are pleased to introduce their Business Development Manager, Eládio Gaspar. Last year Eladio moved his young family from South Africa with the support of Kantek and is enjoying the challenges of the New Zealand market.

Virutex hand-held units Virutex – from Spain – have an entry level AG98R manual edgebander ideal for repairs onsite, and versatile enough for all of those little jobs. Priced well under $1000 there isn’t a better edgebander for the money. Virutex’s PEB250 has been developed from their popular hand-held glue-pot range of machines. Perfect for edgebanding large tops or onsite work, the PEB250 features a new variable speed adjustment. Controlled via a microprocessor on one of the hand grips it means you can slow the feed rate down around curves, and speed up on the straights! The PEB also has variable temperature control and adjustable glue application.

“Being a good partner in your customer’s business is all about trust” Eládio explains, “customers need to know that they can consistently rely on the performance of your products and the service your team offer. This is precisely why Kantek have again and again been singled out as exceptional suppliers, by customers who have dealt with us over 25 years of trading”.



Kantek pride themselves on partnering with world leading brands in their relevant fields, including Doellken edgetapes by Surteco, Jowat Adhesives, Riepe cleaning and release agents, MenageConfort storage solutions as well as Samet kitchen hardware. Coupled with their drive to consistently offer market leading service, Kantek aim to be integral to their customer’s successes. “I’m excited to have joined our incredibly dedicated sales team and look forward to growing our presence in the market”.


Eladio holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Johannesburg and has worked in the industry for over 10 years. He spent 6 years working with Rehau Polymer specialising in edgebanding, and a further 4 years as Sales Manager for the largest plastic profile extrusion business in South Africa. Eládio aims to use his experience and knowledge to strengthen Kantek’s already compelling offer. “I started my career at the coal face of sales, working with edgeband operators and joinery owners when 3mm edging was still a thing”.

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Graham and Grant Woodham alongside their Akron 1440 - its near invisible AirForce joins are a useful selling point for clients.

Akron & Skill edgebander and cnc advance productivity and quality Last years winner of the Master Joiners Best Kitchen Award, Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery understand the importance of providing clients with a quality finish to their kitchens, they also know that reducing the manual labour involved in handling sheet materials is key to a successful operation. The machinery they use in their Christchurch factory reflects these points, a Biesse Skill CNC nesting machine and a Biesse Akron 1440 edgebander, both are core to their manufacturing success. The Biesse Skill was purchased around five years ago and was a move by the company into automatic nesting, replacing as it did a single sheet router which required manual feeding and off loading. The productivity gains were immediate and substantial says Graham Woodham who runs the business with father Grant. “You don’t make money by manually handling sheet material and the Biesse Skill has proved that to us. It has decreased our labour input and increased daily throughput in the factory while improving finish quality. Primary in this is its automation, it gives us the ability to lay 30 odd sheets in a stack, program it and leave it - it simply doesn’t stop cutting - little attention needed, no lifting required, no mistakes made, no injury potential. Likewise auto labelling has made a massive difference, a big timesaver, work automatically organised and again less potential for error.” The Biesse Akron 1440 edgebander with return has similarly been a profitable capital outlay for

Modern Age Kitchens, improving edge finish capabilities while reducing handling. Purchased two years ago the Akron has the latest technology with AirForce and PUR capabilities providing the quality of finish and invisible glue line required for clients in their sector of the market. “Our edging now requires less handling, it is much more economical and provides a lot better finish with several significant advantage over our previous machine, not least being its near invisible glue line,” says Graham. “Requests for invisible glue lines is a first option for many clients, especially those wanting white kitchens, no one wants to be able to see dark joins in their pristine white cabinetry. The AirForce capability on the Akron means this is an easy option for us and in fact we use laser type edging with it seamless joins as a big selling point with our clients.” “The pre-milling on the machine is also excellent giving us the best possible edge to start the process. It also has many time

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“having two machines from the same manufacturer working together side by side has benefits in terms of service and staff familiarity - in this case they look good as well.” saving features, we have all our programs stored for easy job set up and change and all on-machine adjustment of cutters etc., can be easily and quickly done on the screen. It also has the ability to edge panel or doors with the hinge holes already in place and the return system means a lot less walking and double handling than was previously required.” While machining capabilities were important in the selection of both machines so too was the back up and after sales service that Biesse provides.

“We have had Biesse machines for some years now and they have always performed well and the after sales support has been good. It helps that Biesse have a physical presence in Christchurch, parts are usually pretty quick to arrive and they have good technicians here as well as a very good online service.” “Biesse training events are also helpful. It’s true that the best way to learn a new machine is to use it, but courses such as the recent Biesse Masterclass certainly speed that process up. We sent our operator along, he found it very good and came back with a few tips - one of which we are buying a new extra for the machine to take advantage of. These events also provide a good connection with Biesse and interaction with fellow users, we all have the same day to day issues and it’s good to see how others have solved them and also just to see what the machines are capable of outside of your own immediate use. Biesse appreciate that.” 



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Reviewing your edge getting the best machine for the job A landmark in the Christchurch joinery scene, Bates Joinery has been in operation over 60 years. Owner Mark Allworthy joined in 1979 and has worked his way from apprenticeship to ownership in the subsequent 40 years. In that time Mark has seen the importance of having quality machinery to produce a quality result, and it’s this quality result that keeps customer satisfaction high, and business flowing in. To make this a reality, Mark reviews every workshop machine at five or six years old to satisfy himself that it’s still the best machine for the job. In 2018 it was the turn of their Brandt Ambition 1220C for review. While the machine had plenty of years left in it, Mark and the team saw the opportunity presented by high gloss acrylic. “It was clear the trend was towards a high quality, high gloss finish, and we decided to move early to capture some of that developing market”. Mark looked at the options in the market for processing ‘zero’ glueline laser-edge tape, but in the end couldn’t go past the experience they’d had with their Brandt. “The Brandt was producing a quality finish, and we were very happy with both its reliability and the results we were getting, so choosing Homag again made sense.” (Brandt rebranded their machines Homag in 2017). “The level of service and support we were getting from Jacks was a big factor in our decision too – particularly the speed with which we could get a technician when we needed one.” The Brandt was traded in and a Homag Ambition 1440AT was soon in its place, making Bates Joinery one of early adopters of ‘zero’ joint edgebanding in the South Island. Ideal for those looking for a productivity and quality advantage,

Mark Allworthy (right) with the Homag Ambition 1440AT and operator Kawal Singh.

Homag’s 1440AT combines flexible processing of EVA, PUR glues and ‘laser-edged’ tape, along with automated setup for different materials and thicknesses. “We moved to PUR glue predominantly because of its water-resistance” explains Mark. “It just adds a quality to our range. We’ve got two gluetanks – clear and white – and we’re no longer using EVA at all.” Bates have also implemented clear PUR processes to ensure they get the most from their glue, while keeping the machine and tanks in the best possible condition. As part of their machine they also invested in Homag’s XES200 – a clever storage solution to make working with PUR more efficient, with less waste and easier handling. see box Soon after installation Bates added a Compakto return conveyor to the Homag – enabling single person operation. In fact, the primary operator, Kawal, operates both the CNC and the edgebander on a normal day – edging material straight from the CNC while the next sheet is being machined.

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XES200 PUR glue hardens when exposed to air – making it hard to avoid wasting material (glue) and to keep the application units on an edgebander becoming hardened and unusable. The XES200 unit, which can store two tanks at a time, creates a vacuum that enables a tank to be stored over a weekend and easily reheated for use on Monday. It also acts as a pre-heating station for regular colour changes, meaning quick changeover, and efficient production. What’s more the XES200 enables a tank to be cleaned away from the edgebander – enabling production to continue uninterrupted.

Mark is very satisfied with their Homag. “It’s performing exactly as expected,” he says. “Adding high gloss acrylic to our range is complemented by our in-house design capability. Whether a customer wants a complete kitchen or just some feature highgloss panels, we now offer the full package.” With most of their work

coming from market builders and word-of-mouth then versatility and quality are key features of Bates’ brand, and the Homag has helped expand what they can provide to their Christchurchbased market. What’s more, Mark’s not quite finished yet. “Part of the reason for investing in the 1440 and airTec capability was to future-proof our manufacturing” says Mark. “We have a few plans involving the Homag that we’re not quite ready to share yet – especially given we’re only just out of lockdown. But we know the Homag has more capacity, and we’re looking ahead.”

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Rustic Art Oak Veneer & Premium Oak Melamine drawer box, Primepanels.

Real wood edging a point of difference From the beginning, Nelson based kitchen manufacturer Living Design has opted to use real wood edging over colour-matched thermoplastic edgebanding for everything from carcasses and shelving to doors and drawer boxes. “As soon as you put a wood veneer edgebanding on standard melamine board you get a quality point of difference and if you get a dent in a wooden edge it is normally quite easily repaired.” say owners Annett and Klaus Todt. Manufactured in Germany by Heitz and exclusive to Hutchco,Tekton’s multi-layer 2mm and 0.6mm veneer edging has been a staple for Living Design. “It wasn’t even a thought, it’s a sophisticated well-made product that we had used with our joinery business in Germany,” says Annett. In late 2019 Hutchco introduced Multiplex Birch and White Oak pre-finished veneer edgings. The pre-applied UV resistant lacquer slows the effects of fading and UV damage while adding cost-saving benefits during the manufacturing phase. Living Design ran trials with the 0.6mm and new 1mm White Oak veneer edging which were highly successful in performance and eliminating multiple post production steps. You start to get a sense of why Living Design are successful at what they do, every functional detail must also be aesthetically pleasing and designed without limitations. Klaus masterfully designs each piece by hand, combining years of experience a calculator and a conventional drawing board.

Tekton American Walnut (top left), Tekton American White Oak (above) and Tekton Multiplex Birch (left) now available in a prefinished wood veneer from Hutchco

Now in their 10th year with anniversary celebrations put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Annett doesn’t give the impression their bespoke European designed kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces are going anywhere in a hurry. Tekton 2mm and 0.6mm natural wood veneer edging is available by the coil in standard precut widths of 22mm, 29mm, 35mm & 45mm. White Oak 2mm offering a 65mm and 85mm wide exclusively through Hutchco. Living Design Showroom & Workshop 71 Trafalgar Road, Mahana, Nelson 7173 Ph: 03 544 187

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Sage Doors some things are certain in these uncertain times There’s a lot going on right now around the world, and so much is changing - overnight it often seems! However, we choose to focus on the things that we are certain about right now: We’re here for you.

Our Squareness & Size: We can confidently say - thanks to our fully automated, robotic edgebander – our doors are the squarest doors in NZ! Yes, that’s a bold claim, but our Edgebot has changed edgebanding for us.

Our Mitred Handles: They are the real deal – with a seamless Invisedge® on that mitre (yep, no glue!). They look & feel the part with no joins in the mitre, they are seamless and well loved.

Here’s 6 things you can be certain about

Our Lead Time: It’s short & sweet. Mostly just short and getting shorter - and it’s here to stay!

Our Price: We charge you the same price as your mate at the joinery shop down the road, so you know you’re on an even playing field. It’s fair, it’s honest and it’s here to stay!

What’s another thing that’s setin-stone? Lookcrete®! Here’s 5 reasons why it’s awesome, wellloved and here to stay:

Our standard selection* has a short & sweet lead time of 2-4 days (often closer to 2), so make sure to double check your order when you click submit as it could be packed by the time you call us the next day to make those changes! *mitred handles, built-up panels and non-stock colours aren’t standard and typically take a few days extra.

Fun Fact: over the last 7 years, our cut&clash door prices have only gone up a total of 1.2%. That’s like the price of a coffee for you and your wife on an average order, and also less than inflation!

Our Family: Sage Doors is 100% kiwi family business, and it’s going to stay that way.

Our Stock: We’ve working closely with our awesome suppliers in Europe during lockdown to ensure that we don’t run out of any products when you need it most.

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It’s Melamine: This makes it both affordable & easy to work with. No need to worry about using different tools or hardware: if you’re a cabinetmaker, you know what to do with this stuff! Look & Feel: Lookcrete® has a unique concrete texture, which looks and feels like a real concrete product. Texture: It’s not just another white or grey – Lookcrete® has

got TEXTURE, both in the colour and the feel. It goes well with woodgrains, and concrete is a familiar industrial texture in today’s world. It gives an authentic and natural feel to your design. It’s Durable: Yep. It’s melamine, so it won’t mark or erode over time like a real concrete surface. It’s also got our Invisedge® clashing to give it that seamless edge. It’s Versatile: That means you can use it for kitchen cabinetry. Or a shop fitout. Or maybe a feature wall in your living room. A desk. Reception counters. Kitchen cabinetry. Bathroom vanities. Floating shelves. The sheets are a whopping 2800x1800, and we can edge panels up to 60mm thick, so the sky’s the limit!

Leitz for the best in edgebander tooling & servicing Leitz Tooling have been making tooling for the woodworking industry for over 140 years since the first drills were produced by Albert Leitz back in 1876 in Germany. The Leitz family has owned the business to this day. Reliability and longevity are the keys to the success of Leitz Tooling. No more so than with the servicing of edgebanding machinery. The servicing of pre milling cutter heads for edgebander machines is done using the latest diamond sharpening machines and technologies in their Penrose Service Centre in Auckland. There is minimum machine downtime when you book their overnight service.

“Even the best quality tool can only provide optimum performance if it is regularly maintained by experts.” says Leitz Tooling’s New Zealand Manager Wolf Hoheisen “We use in our Auckland Service Centre the same machinery and programmes as in our tool production at Leitz in Germany. This gives our tools consistent top quality be they brand new or resharpened from our service centre. What’s more, we can use the same technology to sharpen tooling from all manufacturers.” Leitz Tooling has some 140 service centres worldwide where great importance is placed on quality. This is underwritten with its quality management system certified to DIN ISO 9000 standards providing a uniform quality worldwide. 

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Concepts for the digital workshop part 2 In the last issue we looked at the entry level concept of the digital workshop from Homag, here we turn our attention to the networked concept and the digital assistants that support the production process. In the “Networked digital workshop”, each machine is operated by one employee and is organized so that the work preparation, machinery and bench room areas are separate from one another. Some of the job data is available to machine users in digital form. 1. HOMAG iX Easy. Efficient. Impressive. HOMAG iX offers precisely the flexibility that is required to implement customer wishes quickly, individually, at a high quality and cost e f f e c t i v e l y. T h e 3 D software developed for constructing furniture and interior fittings connects all important work steps—from sale, through design and up to production—into one integrated and efficient process. The CAD functions for free and parameterized design support users in their daily work. Everything is achievable, from individual unique items to interior fittings in large quantities. The photorealistic representation means that impressive presentation and sales documents can be created easily and efficiently. In work preparation, HOMAG iX enables time savings of up to 70%, as production documents and CNC data are generated automatically and transferred to the machines. HOMAG iX is the optimal data supplier for the digital HOMAG products productionManager and intelliDivide. 2. All production data at a glance: productionManager (digital job folder) Many businesses still use handwritten parts lists and drawings in paper form. The productionManager - the digital job folder - is used to ensure that the data is used consistently from the foreman's office, through production and up to the bench room. It summarizes all production-related data and replaces the individual paper documents. Users who have created their furniture in the cabinetCreator (furniture configurator) or with HOMAG iX can easily import all of the data into the digital job folder

line for carpenters is that, in the workshop, the Edgeband Management Set ensures optimal organization in the preparation of edgebands and quicker set-up of the edge banding machine.

with a click of the mouse and thus retrieve the data at any time via the tablet. Data from other CAD/CAM systems or industry solutions can also be imported. Carpenters/joiners now always have at their disposal a transparent status of all jobs and can easily add further parts. 3. Optimizing nesting patterns: intelliDivide Nesting Optimization of cutting patterns is worthwhile for more than just panel dividing on saws. With the right optimization, significant cost savings are now also possible in the nesting process in particular. With the intelliDivide Nesting digital assistant for dividing panels in the nesting process, carpenters can get optimized nesting results for their CNC machine with just a few clicks. Above all, this saves time and personnel: optimization starts directly after the data is uploaded. For this purpose, the woodWOP programs are nested automatically on the unprocessed panels. At the end, operators can download the finished woodWOP program (the nest) for their machine. The material costs also fall: waste is reduced thanks to the optimal utilization of the panel material. Another benefit is that intelliDivide Nesting is flexible to use and can therefore be used for rectangular parts as well as free-formed workpieces. 4. All edges at a glance: The Edgeband Management Set How can I store my edgebands

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intelliDivide Nesting generates optimised panel dividing patterns and provides the data for the nesting processing center.

in a way that is clear, clean and tidy? This is an issue that concerns a lot of woodworking shops, regardless of size. The solution is the Edgeband Management Set, which gives users a complete overview of all the information about their edge material. o use the Edgeband Management Set optimally, carpenters need the materialAssist Edge app and a special edgeband rack. materialAssist Edge manages the stock of edgebands in the edgeband rack (including residual lengths), documents deposits and removals of edges and indicates the storage position. The corresponding labels for identifying the edgebands can also be printed directly from the app. The edgebands can therefore be identified and managed easily by scanning the barcodes. When operators want to edge a part, they simply select the correct edgeband in the app by touch. In that moment, the matching edge is quickly and easily identified in the edgeband rack by the LED display that lights up. The bottom

5. A slot for every part: production Assist Sorting productionAssist Sorting is the carpenter's digital assistant for sorting furniture and com-ponents at the work station in the workshop. The assistant has two decisive benefits: it ensures that all parts for the assembly in the bench room are complete and avoids time-consuming searching for components. The prerequisite for using this sorting assistant is a special sorting rack. Users scan the barcode on the workpiece and receive a suggestion of which rack compartment the first part of the furniture should be sorted into. In this way, the users pre-sort the parts for assembly in the bench room according to the individual items of furniture. The result is a simple, fast and secure process. 6. Support in assembly: The productionManager The productionManager—the digital job folder—supports employees in the assembly of the furniture. In the first step, users can easily see which parts belong to the next cabinet they want to assemble. With the productionManager, they also have access to the required exploded-view drawings and part drawings and the 3D drawing of the furniture. In an additional overview, the assistant also shows the fixtures required. All information concerning any assembly job is therefore always at the users’ fingertips. 

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New woodgrains and metals New Zealand Panels Group have cherry picked the best of the European design trends and combined those with input from some of New Zealand's leading designers to release nine new colours into the market. The result is six gorgeous new woodgrain designs that look incredible when paired with our Timberland plate finish - a huge step up in both touch and texture. Three additional designs in oxidised gold, a dark metallic wash and deep blue have been chosen to complement both the woodgrains and each other. In tandem with the new colour launch, we've also introduced a design competition which offers the chance to win a weekend getaway for two up to the value of $2500. (see below) Visit our melamine colours page to view or download a full sheet swatch and order samples. Note our team will be out in the coming weeks visiting clients to update melamine folders and boards. To make way for the new decors, the following colours are no longer available: Allure, Basalt, Etched Zinc, Irish Creme, Ash Pinstripe and Saltwash. 

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Be in with a chance to win a weekend of your choice in the Bestwood new decors competition.

We're not ones to tell you where to go, or what to do, so we're offering you the chance to win your own weekend escape for two and we'll pick up the tab - to a maximum of $2500. (Clearly non-essential travel isn't on the cards right now, but our travel prize will be redeemable up until the end of Feb 2021). Simply send us an interior design concept featuring two of our stunning new Bestwood Melamine decors by 30 June 2020.

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The winner will be selected by a panel of industry professionals based on creativity, clarity of design and best use of the new decors. Note the promotion is only open to New Zealand based professionals within the industry - designers, joiners, architects and kitchen manufacturers etc. For inspiration and to enter go to

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Entries will only be accepted from New Zealand-based industry professionals: interior designers, kitchen designers, architects, joiners etc. Only one entry may be submitted per person. Designs must show a complete design concept such as a kitchen, bathroom, retail space etc. A mood board on its own will not be considered. Entries must state which Bestwood melamine colours are used and the finish preference. Entries must be submitted by the closing date of 30 June 2020. The $2500 prize is GST inclusive and will be arranged through a travel broker. You are free to arrange any travel you wish up to that amount. Travel must be taken by 28 February 2021. The winner will be announced before the end of July and the decision will be made by members of our invitation judging panel made up of industry professionals.

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Hinges and runners come in a multitude of sizes and types developed to fit every niche and requirement. The best of them go unnoticed - support structure for the quiet and smooth functioning of our doors, drawers and more through out the house. Of essence they need to be strong and durable, quiet and smooth, easy to install and easy to adjust. We asked local suppliers Hafele, Blum and Fit, who between them represent many of the worlds best brands, what they currently have on show.

Concelo continues to raise the bar in what you should expect from the most used appliance in your home - your bin. WASTE, RECYCLING, LAUNDRY... The Concelo range is packed with features to suit the needs of the designer, the cabinetmaker and the homeowner, such as: • Smooth, concealed runners equal to premium drawers • Unique Clip'n'Clean components for ease of cleaning • True 6-way cam door adjustment and locking bolt system to lock door in position • Electronic Push-To-Open compatible • Cinder and white bucket options in a range of sizes An attractive solution at an attractive price - make Concelo the choice for your next project! Contact Hideaway for more information.

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5 Benefits of Choosing

GRASS SCALA drawer from Hafele 1. Smooth Liquid Dampening Grass SCALA drawers feature highest quality European made runners with unique liquid dampening technology for a smooth opening experience and quality that will last a lifetime. 2. Fast Assembly Time When it comes to drawer assembly, the ability to have drawer backs and bases all at the same width for every SCALA drawer provide great optimisation for a manufacturer. This means fewer parts to assemble compared to other drawer systems in the market. 3. Handle-Free Kitchens The SCALA Tipmatic soft-close system is market leading technology and is the easiest to not only install but adjust the capacity needed. 4. Consistency in Design Available in three striking colours of Ice, Silver and Stone, there is a shade to suit any design - with a range of inserts and organisers in an exact material and finish to match seamlessly! 5. Full Range Nova Pro Scala drawer sides are available in 63, 90, 122, 186 mm and now introducing 250 mm high sides.

Most are already aware of the quality of Scala Drawer system – but it’s also extremely manufacturer friendly.

ALTO drawer system from Hafele affordable quality Smooth and effortless. Totally practical, the Alto Drawer System from Hafele offers an affordable solution coupled with silence, smooth running and ease of use. The synchronised opening action of the Alto Drawer is supremely comfortable - thanks to proven knowledge behind this soft-closing technology, leaving you in no doubt of its quality. Features • • •

35 kg load capacity. Full extension runners with integrated soft-close. Mounting: Front fix brackets snap into drawer sides with knock-in, screw-fix or expanding dowel mounting onto the drawer front. 0800 442 3353

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No electronics. No electricty required. Push to open WITH soft close

New Premium Slimline Drawer System As you’re no doubt aware, FIT are a family owned firm that, while most definitely 100% New Zealand owned and operated, goes to great lengths to source quality product from around the world. Several years ago, that sourcing effort brought King Slide into the FIT fold. Now, the team at FIT are delighted to bring to New Zealand a new, premium slimline drawer system called SIMLEAD, which comes from the quality King Slide range. Premium slimline drawer system joins FIT’s range Simlead, the latest addition to FIT’s range is a new premium slimline drawer system created to exacting standards by King Slide. With metal walls just 13mm thick, Simlead is aesthetically pleasing and available in 4 panel heights: A (97mm), B (138mm), C (185mm) and D (249mm). With synchronised movements for minimal noise and smoothrunning motion, Simlead is available in several key runner lengths - 350mm, 450mm, 500mm, 550mm. Its 8-way adjustment (including depth, side, height and tilt, for

Switchable Push-Open Simlead’s push-open function can be enabled or disabled with a simple flip of a built-in switch. Select soft close only or push to open with soft close functionality based on your project requirements, without the need for additional components.


precise gap alignment) and easy installation and removal via a unique locking device sets you up to achieve a perfect fit, painlessly and quickly. To see the installation process, check out the videos on the video library page of FIT’s website – With two colour options – classic white and dark grey - and two load capacities - 40kg and 70kg - there’s a Simlead premium slimline drawer to suit your client’s particular requirements. Naturally the range features a smooth and consistent soft-close action.

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NO Bounce Back! Great news too is that there is no ‘bounce-back’ on Simlead’s push to open models. Ever Active Push to Open function Simlead’s Ever Active innovation means that the drawer can be pushopened from closed or partiallyopened position for completely hands-free operation; brilliant for low drawers – you can open with knee, toe or side of foot, even if already partially open – and for those many occasions where you approach the drawer with full, wet or dusty hands.

Great news too for joiners and cabinet makers using Cabinet Vision; Simlead drawers are already loaded and ready to go!

King Slide runners and the Simlead range are on FIT’s website now –

Contact your Fit rep, phone 0800 852 258 or email sales@ to discuss your drawer runner and system requirements.



Wind Lift – compact yet strong, elegant and unobtrusive, Wind maximises space in overhead cabinets and features smooth, controlled soft closing, even for wide spans. Push to open and Light options. Eclipse Pocket Door – innovative mechanism that slides door into side of cabinet. Many applications – kitchens, laundries, wardrobes, work stations and more. Highly adjustable and removes easily if needed.



Pacta Falling Flap Door Stay – ideal for creating a fully aligned flat surface on desks, appliance work stations, table extensions and more. Pacta, for downward flap doors, is simple and stylish with a gradual controlled action and no bulky stays. Push to Open and Light options. Bifold Gear – easy assembly, very quiet and just 80mm space lost when open.

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Onyx Black hinges Require something subtle but sleek for your dark cabinetry interiors? Dark furniture is on-trend right now, and for a good reason. It creates a powerful visual impact while transmitting elegance throughout the exterior of the cabinetry. The onyx black hinge range from Blum is the ideal collection for all of your specification needs, complementing dark furniture discreetly and without compromising on form or function. Available in a variety of applications and with our award-winning integrated BLUMOTION - there's an onyx black Blum hinge for every piece of furniture, every kitchen, every cupboard and every idea. Order for your next job? Available through online ordering!

MOVENTO the runner for living applications MOVENTO is the ultimate drawer runner for wooden shelves and drawers. It may be a product that’s been in the market for a couple of years, but are you aware of everything this magical runner system can do?

Holding 40 to 60 kg of weight, they’re a perfect solution to many problems with high stability and excellent sag values. But MOVENTO is more than just a runner; it’s an innovation. Use MOVENTO runners in gorgeous

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bespoke cabinetry for unique and exquisite furniture pieces, or create a custom made SPACE TWIN for spices, like in Blum’s “Tiny Home” project. You can even create a custom made clothes horse – who’d have thought?

Whatever your project, MOVENTO runners can create the solution you desire. Jump on to order yours now!

Living comfortably in 22 square metres Would you believe us if we said a couple could live comfortably, in a 22m2 apartment? The research development team at Blum have implemented and adapted innovative living ideas and made this possible. With innovative ideas such as a concealed clothes horse using Blum runners, secret SPACE TOWER shoe closet and even a pop-out bedside mini-bar, no space is wasted. Using Blum products in a resourceful and creative approach, “tiny living” is both comfortable and accessible.

SPACE TWIN is the perfect start to smaller living spaces turning limited space into valuable storage and the brand new SPACE STEP

uses valuable space in the toe kick as an extra drawer while giving extra height to reach into higher overhead cabinets.

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AVENTOS HK TOP for living areas through out the home Beautifully functional hardware, cohesive throughout the entire home? AVENTOS HK top. The latest Blum product to hit the New Zealand market is AVENTOS HK top. Although new to us, it’s already won a multitude of awards internationally for its minimalist design. This small lift system is packed with functionality! With a myriad of new integrated features – AVENTOS HK top makes installation effortless. At Blum, everybody knows we love a functional kitchen! But AVENTOS HK top is used flawlessly for diverse applications throughout the entire home. For an overhead cabinet in the office or sleek

integrated storage opportunity in the lounge – possibilities are endless for keeping doors up out of the way. Opt for an all-new dark cover cap, SERVO-DRIVE

or TIP-ON for handle-less, or a range of 8 to 30 mm thick front panels – AVENTOS HK top will fit into countless applications. Throughout the entire home.

Eager to install one? Register for to configure for your personalized project.

EXPANDO T slim strong simple Imagine a hinge or drawer bracket that was strong enough to hold dense materials such as Corian or porcelain. Or create visionary designs with drawer or door fronts from just 8 mm. That was easy to install and of a trustworthy quality. Blum’s EXPANDO T range meets all those requirements, and so many more! Available in the full range of Blum products; AVENTOS lift systems, LEGRABOX drawers or a variety of hinges, Blum’s innovative EXPANDO T fixing makes life simple. For hinges, just

drill two 10 mm wide holes for the dowels to hold onto and insert with a torque screwdriver to the recommended setting, and you’re done – no need to drill a third hole for the boss or apply any adhesive. See more information on EXPANDO T for thin fronts at or speak with your Blum Account Manager.

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Premium quality European hinges or world class entry level ... Häfele have all bases covered.

Häfele are proud to offer two premium quality European hinge ranges SALICE Silentia and GRASS Tiomos. The premium quality Tiomos hinge system from GRASS features a Soft-Close damper which can be adjusted in stages and is fully concealed within the hinge arm. The complex inner workings of this high-tech hinge are hidden from view, much like a Swiss clock movement, and does not fail to impress with its unique damping characteristics. The closing process in each movement phase is smooth and completely without transition, irrespective of the size and weight of the door. The systematically extended Tiomos range provides perfect movement solutions for nearly all applications, with and without damping function. SALICE Silentia+ features state-of-the-art soft close and allows a perfect and constant closing of the door in any condition, use and application. The innovative soft-close technology guarantees excellent performance to the complete range of hinges. SALICE Silentia+ includes numerous technological elements and maintains the aesthetics of the hinges of the first generation.

Hafele’s own house brand METALLA offers a world class entry level soft close hinge offering. Covering the most popular door options including standard doors, 165 Degree wide opening, 45 Degree corner and 90 Degree Blind Corner doors. Independently tested in Germany to 40,000 cycles proudly stamped Hafele our Metalla Hinge range is sure to impress the price conscious customer looking for entry level soft close hinges.

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Edge Pull Collection from Joseph Giles In Residence are proud to launch our new Edge Pull Hardware Collection from Joseph Giles. What are Edge Pulls? An edge pull is a minimalist piece of hardware that wraps around a door to create a grip for opening and closing. Edge Pulls can be fitted to a cabinet door or drawer as an elegant alternative to a knob or handle. It’s all about style Strong lines and minimalist detailing provide a considered approach. Joseph Giles appreciate the importance of scale. Their cabinet edge pulls range from 50 to 1000mm in length while their door edge pulls are from 150 to 1000mm long. Profiles range from Flat, Curved, Cube, Round or Moon.

Finesse is the word which comes to mind when we see edge pulls in a completed project. Embellish with Bridle Leather Joseph Giles Edge Pulls are also available with a soft-to-touch leather wrap. They only use the finest quality bridle leather, which is applied by highly skilled and experienced craftsmen in the UK. Sustainably and ethically sourced.

Minimalist hardware.

About Joseph Giles Luxury architectural hardware specialists Joseph Giles are an exceptional British business with an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial projects across the globe. In Residence is New Zealand’s specialist source of premium quality tapware, bathroomware, hardware and accessories. They are the sole distributor of English-made Perrin & Rowe tapware and bathroomware, as well as Joseph Giles hardware. The products they import are some of the finest in the world and unique in the calibre of their design, engineering, operation and range of finishes. Brands offered are Perrin & Rowe, Acquello, Hawthorn Hill, Joseph Giles, The Water Monopoly, Burmark and Armac Martin. They currently have a showroom in Auckland and displays in Designmade Wellington and Christchurch. In Residence also distribute nationwide through a selection of dealers. They have a sister company, The English Tapware Company, in Australia. IN RESIDENCE 09 309 3023

Their core ranges are designed and manufactured in Great Britain and are the result of a history of innovation combined with decades of experience. They are proud of their British heritage and work with the finest craftsmen across the UK to deliver exceptional products for their customers. Since 1998 they have built a reputation as one of the finest designers and manufacturers of bespoke door hardware in the UK. Their professionalism and attention to detail secured them significant contracts for the Royal Family, celebrities and many other exclusive projects. Their strong focus on creating exceptional products has earned them the reputation as being a “world leader in luxury architectural hardware” and an international business award in 2017.

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New Favourite – Designer Series

drop bridge bowl wins support The latest release from Burns & Ferrall is the Designer Drop Bridge bowl which includes 450mm (left) and 250mm (right) width bowls, has been designed to top or under-mount into the kitchen surface or weld into a stainless benchtop. A clean look 10mm corner radius and subtle radial lines in the fabricated bowl keep the style contemporary and timeless. The key feature of this new model is in its name; a slimline 24mm wide bridge which has been lowered to allow for oven trays and oversized dishes to sit within both bowls when rinsing. The result is a fully functional double bowl sink and a cleaner, drier surrounding benchtop. Flush fit waste covers and overflow insert provide the final designer touch. Fabricated from 1.2mm 304 grade stainless steel with a soft sheen finish, the BFD764R10DBLH Designer Drop Bridge bowl has become a fast favourite amongst the Burns & Ferrall team and many of their customers and is a welcome addition to the R10 Designer series line up.

The Designer Drop Bridge bowl from Burns & Ferrall is a popular addition to their range.

Viva Italia! latest tapware at Burns & Ferrall Recent arrivals from Italian manufacturer Nobili, are the Live and Snow series Swivel Taps finished in classic chromebrushed stainless steel. Each model features a sleek 360° swivel and pull-out single jet spout and is mains pressure ready. A two-step mixer tap cartridge allows the user to reduce water consumption without impeding the performance.

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Nobili Live Chrome

A full range of tapware is available from Burns & Ferrall in various designer finishes and colours to complement any kitchen design. Contact your Burns & Ferrall Territory Manager or Customer Care team on 0800 697 465 JOINERS Magazine June 2020 page 42


Granite Metallic Effect

In 2000, Elleci revolutionised the technique for manufacturing composite sinks, developing and patenting the GPS (Granitek Production System), an innovative production system that has become the benchmark in the sector.

The chemical composition of Metaltek is made up of natural granite and acrylic resin with added metal particles to provide a beautiful surface with a subtle glimmering finish to compliment your kitchen design.

The unique feature of the system is the dynamic rotation of the moulds, an operation that makes it possible to distribute the mass of the sink more uniformly and more compactly. This means that the sink has better resistance to thermal shocks, impacts and scratches, and that its surface is easier to clean.

Key Benefits

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Quadra Undermount 130

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Resistance to impact Resistance to thermal shock UV protection, no discolouration over time Antibacterial protection Easy to clean

Quadra Undermount 110

Quadra Undermount 130

Quadra Undermount 440

Contact us for a complimentary Metaltek sample. All models are available in Black Granitek finish.

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New HPL designs added to Prime Laminate range The Prime Laminate range has got a new colour boost with the introduction of four very distinct designs that offer real creative potential. NZ Panels Group Soft-Matt range, already noted for its naughty names (Devious, Surrender, Minx, Black Velvet and Foxy) now has an addition in a smokey dark green - called Wicked. It's available in a benchtop size and as a pressed panel for vertical cabinetry. Our second addition is the classic Statuario - meeting the big demand for marble designs in HPL. The benchtop size is post-formable and we have an economical 2440 x 1220 size available to use in a pressed panel.

A further addition to our metallic options is the gorgeously rich Brushed Bronze. It is available as a pressed panel for vertical cabinetry but also great for toekicks and adding an interesting negative detail. The fourth addition is Premium Ply, a match to our Prime Melamine colour and comes as a 24 x 12 pressed panel only. All of these laminates have an anti-microbial treatment which includes anti-bacterial protection. To learn more about the differences, and what you should know about specifying hygienic surfaces, read our recent article below.

Can you kill a virus with a surface treatment?


ike all of us, you've no doubt been paying extra attention to hygiene and cleaning matters as the Covid-19 pandemic has spread. With everyone likely to be heading back into the workplace over the next few weeks, we thought it may be helpful to understand ways to minimise the risk of spreading viruses from cabinetry surfaces - given that's what we're in the business of producing. To understand how to do this, a little background on how a virus protein like Covid-19 works may come in handy without getting too sciency! Outside of a host cell like the human body, the only thing protecting a virus protein molecule is a thin outer layer of fat. Without this surrounding fat, the virus is very fragile. To avoid the transmission of a virus from a contaminated surface to humans, the number one defence is soap and water. This is because the combination of soap, water and friction breaks the protective layer of fat. It’s why the consistent advice to wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds or more is so crucial. That action breaks down and dissolves

the fatty grease layer which releases the protein molecule to disperse and rapidly breakdown on its own. For cleaning hard surfaces, soap (or dishwash detergent), used in warm water above 25°c, is the most effective. The hot water helps to melt the fat lipids and creates more foam which is also useful. Sanitisers with an alcohol content higher than 65% will also dissolve the external lipid layer of the virus. Although a mixture of bleach diluted in water can dissolve the protein, and act as a disinfectant, we do not recommend this for our decorative surfaces as it may cause damage. Will antibacterial & antimicrobial cleaning agents kill viruses? No they won’t. A virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule covered by a protective layer of lipids (fats). Since the Covid 19 virus is not a living organism, it can only survive on a surface for between 3 and 72 hours until it slowly decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and the type of material or surface it is on. It also needs moisture to remain stable and prefers dark conditions.

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What's the difference between antibacterial and antimicrobial? The terms antibacterial and antimicrobial are often interchanged however they have very different meanings. The clue is in the name. Antibacterial products target bacteria only while antimicrobial products have a much broader scope of protection by targeting a range of micro-organisms. Many of our Prime Laminates have anti-microbial properties - and that means they do both jobs. For example, cleansing wipes are available as both an antibacterial product or an antimicrobial product. Antibacterial wipes kill bacteria, while antimicrobial wipes kill bacteria and are also effective against a broad spectrum of other micro-organisms that can cause illness such as E. coli, MRSA, mould and fungi. The broad-spectrum performance of surfaces such as high-pressure laminates makes them perfect for use in hygiene-critical environments such as schools, hospitals, retirement homes, commercial kitchens and the like. Additional lab-grade laminates are available and have even more

Statuario a new design from the Prime Laminate range has antimicrobial treatment which includes anti-bacterial protection

anti-microbial protection embedded at the time of manufacture. Please ask us if you have a project requiring this specific level of protection.

A northern benchmark Using the best products and providing the best service has been at the heart of benchtop manufacturer and installer Northern Benchtops Ltd based in Whangarei since it was established back in 2011. A family business run by Tommy and Stephanie Adams, Northern Benchtops has grown steadily from creating laminate benchtops for the local kitchen industry to include since 2016 a stone cutting operation allowing them to become the only local supplier of engineered and natural stone benchtops plus laminate in Northland. Tommy, a born and bred Northlander, has focused on supplying the Northland region from Wellsford to Kaitaia. “Creating the stone option was an exciting step forward for us as a business” says Tommy, “We have a dozen employees including me and Stephanie and a couple of really good stonemasons that make this happen for us.”

The 1200 square metre factory in Kioreroa Rd which includes an office and a brand new 140 square metre showroom is well set up for both laminate and stone benchtop manufacture. The centrepiece of the stone operation is a Marc5 4 axis CNC bridge saw and a Multiflat stone polishing machine both from Farnese in Australia. “We have been lucky to have known Steve Fifield through Proform CNC Ltd here in New Zealand (now part of Farnese) who gave us advice on all our main machinery. His expertise and the service from his team has been crucial to our success.” Health and safety has been a big part of the operation. “As well as a Mitre saw and a jib crane for lifting stone we have a 2500 silo water system that allows us to cut wet so that we have low dry silica in the factory. We create a slurry through the recycling water system that drops the slurry out safely and effectively.”

Tommy Adams with the stone shed crew, (from left) Jack Wadsworth, Greg Lane and Cody Crayford.

The business is in the heart of the manufacturing zone near the port in Whangarei. Tommy says “We pay special attention to providing as good a service as possible and value the relationships we have with the local cabinetmaking, joinery and kitchen manufacturing community as well as our suppliers

of product be it for laminate or stone benchtops. If you are ever up Whangarei way call in and see our showroom, we’d love to see you.” For more information call Tommy Adams at Northern Benchtops Ltd on 09 430 0878 or email at info@ or visit

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The purchase of the SCM 5-axis and nesting cell has improved throughput and accuracy for ITM Joinery while reducing the labour previously required.

SCM upgrade for ITM Joinery ITM Joinery has a long and close relationship with the trades in the Nelson and Tasman region where they supply direct to builders and the public as well as providing joinery services for their four stores in Havelock, Nelson, Motueka and Takaka. A recent move to new premises in the Lower Queen Street Industrial Park in Richmond prompted an upgrade of their machinery and processes. JOINERS Magazine asked Joinery Manager Paul Rusbatch what they bought and why. What machinery did the company purchase? We ended up purchasing two machines from Auckland SCM agent Machines R Us. An SCM N200 24 x 12 nesting cell which we largely use for kitchen work and an SCM Morbidelli Author M100 5-axis which is primarily used for our door manufacturing operation. What prompted the purchase? Our business was expanding, with a staff of 20 we had outgrown our old factory in Motueka and required bigger premises. The decision was made to start from scratch with a well worked out factory layout accompanied by some modern machinery. We also decided to remove as much of the manual machining and labouring in our factory as possible. For our pre-hung door department this meant the obvious choice was to purchase a 5-axis CNC machine. For our kitchen manufacturing department the decision was for an automated self-loading nesting machine.

How was this done previously? Previously we had an older manual loading Pratix SCM CNC nesting machine that proved very reliable and was easy to operate while our prehung doors were machined on a more manual type machine. What research did the selection process involve - why SCM and Machines R Us? We started out thinking we knew what we wanted but quickly became overwhelmed with the choices and brands available. We set some criteria. At the top was reliability followed closely by the availability of service from the machinery supplier. However, it was not until we actually saw the machines running at AWISA in 2018 that it became clear what was best for us. SCM had the accuracy and reliability we were looking for and our previous dealings with Machines R Us had proved their service capabilities. The SCM small nesting machines have heavier running gear compared to the smaller nesting

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ITM Joinery’s relocation means its trade outlet and frame and truss factory are now ‘back to back’ allowing for seamless information flow between business units. machines from other brands which suited our heavy workload. Also the N200 has an excellent infeed and outfeed system. I am not sure why you would want a nesting machine without infeed and outfeed. The initial extra costs are very quickly paid back. What benefits have the SCM’s brought to your business? The SCM Morbidelli 5-axis gives us the ability to get it right every time accurately, while also being able to increase the amount of doors we machine in a day. Now every door we machine is to size with hinge and lock sets perfectly machined out.

The SCM N200 nesting machine has enabled us to push more board per day through the factory and has reduced back injuries through lifting full sheets of board. Now we edge band while we unload so the time to machine a kitchen is basically the time it takes to edge band it. How was the install and commissioning process? Very good, Machines R Us have a good team of experts. With two machines being installed they sent two technicians. This enabled some training while the install process continued and meant minimum disruption during the changeover with both machines working as expected from the time of commissioning.

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The Simple 20mm Benchtop Solution.

EVOSTONE is a unique, innovative and versatile product... With the look and feel of real quartz stone, this solid surface product can transform and modernise almost any area around the home with a range of warm and beautiful colours. EVOSTONE slabs come pre-polished in sheet sizes perfectly suited for kitchens, vanities, laundry and some commercial applications. It can be easily cut and trimmed with standard machinery and tooling. EVOSTONE is waterproof, durable and being a solid colour throughout the slab, it allows for scratches and marks to be easily polished and removed.


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2020 NZ Wood-Resene

Timber Design Awards

RESENE SUPREME AWARD WINNER Futurebuild Residential Award winner

Tuarangi Rd ‘Outaspace’ TOA Architects photo: David Straight

Supreme winner creates “dramatic forms” From revolutionary building designs with the potential to change the way architects and engineers use timber to a brand new, flexible organic material developed from balsa wood that’s significantly stronger and more transparent than the original, the NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards once again showcased just what can be done with wood in New Zealand. 48 Tuarangi Road in urban Auckland won the Resene Supreme Award with a project judges called an “impressive integration of timber material and manufacturing precision.” TOA Architects designed this 156m2 home on a sloping site with significant access issues blending

architecture, engineering and design with elements of nature to stunning effect. CLT panels created a box beam which allowed the entire ground floor wing to bridge over and cantilever off the concrete cellar below it, creating the home’s dramatic forms. Associate Director of TOA Craig Wilson said, “At TOA we speak about TOA being Maori for strength, bravery and cutting new ground, and it took those attributes to be able to craft this project. We wanted to be honest to the properties of timber and this design could not have been achieved in any other material. We are therefore excited, honoured and very proud to accept both the Futurebuild LVL New Zealand Residential Design Award and the

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Resene Supreme Award. We thank our TOA team, and would also like to thank the builders Mike Greer Architectural, our engineers Engco and DHC, XLam, Abodo and all the other companies and people within the industry who supported this project with their mahi, support and expertise.” Judges agreed that TOA’s Tuarangi House has been designed to push the limits of what can be achieved with CLT in a bespoke, high-end residential concept. “This is an excellent example of residential architecture where timber is used in ways that exploit the possibilities of what can be done with it,” they said. “CLT has been used extensively, allowing the first floor to twist and create the striking forms viewed from

the street. This project shows the potential for what can be done with modern timber materials for designers who are not afraid to try something new.” Supplier Abodo NZ pointed out this home is one of the first modern applications of an ancient Scandinavian wood finishing method in New Zealand, using iron vitirolor iron sulphate. This creates a low maintenance, weathered look that is also “self-healing” - generally cracks and damage to wood will be naturally re-sealed by the stain. Iron sulphate has low toxicity and generally doesn’t contain volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). 

Sustainable Development For the use of timber and wood-based products in projects that are achieving low environmental impact and enhancing New Zealand's unique society and environment.

WINNER Boat Shed, Lyttleton Christchurch City Council Judges’ comments: This NZ Green Building Council 9 star Homestar building proves sustainability is achievable. This project pioneers the use of wood fibre insulation (WFI) in New Zealand, which has been applied to the exterior of the CLT structure for an optimised hygrothermal (heat and moisture flows) performance.

photo: Julie Villard, Kirsten Sheppard

Sponsored by Scion Research

Engineering Innovation For timber engineering solutions, processes and integrated team collaborative approaches that deliver innovative buildings.

WINNER Lindis Lodge, Omarama, Otago Architecture Workshop Judges’ comments: A high level of collaboration, knowledge blending, and ingenuity have achieved efficient and effective structural solutions. Screw-laminated spotted gum forms a hybrid gridshell in unison with the steel beams, forming the topographic curves of the roof.

Sponsored by NZ Timber Design Society photo: Patrick Reynolds

Interior Design For the use of timber and wood-based products as a signature feature resulting in distinctive interior designs delivering ambiance, flair and practicality.

WINNER National Library Auditorium, Wellington Warren & Mahoney Judges’ comments: TaiwhangaKauhau is designed to be an ‘instrument for the voice,’ and it plays with light and darkness as much as with sound and silence. Wood’s unique properties create a fascinating space in which to observe performances and presentations.

Sponsored by Woodspan Ltd photo: Andy Spain

Exterior Structure Design For the use of timber and wood-based products as a signature feature resulting in designs of exterior structures and features such as bridges, pavilions, walkways, landscaping, exterior furniture and exterior art.

WINNER Saltwater Creek Cycleway Bridge, Nelson Jerram Tocker Barron Architects Judges’ comments: The designers’ material choice and component synthesis ensure the result is a beautiful and longlasting structure. The angular timber slats reference a waka hull, and evoke a real sense of movement.

Sponsored by Forest Stewardship Council NZ (FSC) photo: Virginia Woolf

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Student Design For third year student work submitted throughout the year, as selected by each University. NZ Timber Design Award judges then select a winner. WINNER Te Whare Wānanga o Nga Mahi Auaha, Adam Clark, Victoria University of Wellington Judges’ comments: Strong conceptual thinking has been developed into an adventurous, well considered building which explores the connection between land, sea, sky and Wellington’s taniwha. Timber use has developed interesting interior and exterior experiences for visitors and users of the building. Sponsored by Juken Ltd photo: Stephen Goodenough, Simon Laurie

Engineered Wood Products Innovation For pushing the future boundaries of EWP and showing innovation such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), technical performance, novel use, aesthetics etc. WINNER Concision house, Christchurch Concision Panelised Technology Judges’ comments: The designers exhibited a comprehensive understanding of where engineered wood products can be used to maximise their efficiency and potential. This enabled a remarkable speed of manufacturing and on-site assembly, combined with high quality control. Sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries Ltd

NZ Specialty Timber For the use of NZ-grown alternative species (excludes Douglas Fir and Radiata Pine). WINNER Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall Warren & Mahoney Judges’ comments: The rich warmth of Southland Beech coupled with the acoustic wall detailing makes the Ron Ball Studio a unique space. The design merges acoustic engineering and architecture to create an intimate shrine to music people will be reluctant to leave. Sponsored by NZ Farm Forestry Assoc

photo: Stephen Goodenough

Commercial Design For the use of timber and wood-based products as a signature feature resulting in excellent design of commercial, industrial, hospitality, retail or office buildings. WINNER Botany Toyota, Auckland Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects and Blueprint Consulting Engineers Judges’ comments: Timber products were chosen for their ability to enhance both the workplace and visitor experience. The portal frame structure is practical, simple and elegant and demonstrates the flexibility of engineered timber. Sponsored by TimberLab Solutions Ltd

Wood & Fibre Products For the development of novel wood, wood fibre and derived products, or for novel technology and process development, or original application of existing technology and processes. WINNER Smith house roof, Queenstown Potius Building Systems Ltd Judges’ comments: A simple and effective prefabricated building system was used for a complex roof design that was originally designed in concrete. The timber-based components meant a system that met the needs of the building and permitted rapid construction could be developed. Sponsored by PEFC photo: WMZA & Michael Ng

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Public Design For the use of timber and woodbased products as a signature feature resulting in excellent design of public buildings such as community, religious, education, healthcare and transport. WINNER St Patrick’s Church, Lincoln WSP Opus Judges’ comments: This sensitive design references traditional church architecture,helping to preserve the memory of the building it’s replaced. The 3D timber roof and column support system contrasts with the precast concrete base walls and the repurposed timber altar and pews. Sponsored by XLam NZ Ltd

Let’s remember the year 2020 as a time we found new opportunities ... The buzz word for 2020 is "unprecedented". I know I was a little apathetic about the virus at first and just like so many, we ended with a lot of travel plans deleted from our calendars. This is definitely a year like no other. This year started with Joinery IT taking the office mobile ... We moved into our motorhome over the Christmas break and are now beginning to realise all the benefits of tiny living. You see, each activity has to be well organised and items need to be stowed efficiently. I have noticed the main benefit of this is being able to find everything first time. Bonus, and I'm not complaining about the weekly change of scenery either. Best of all, it's brilliant to get back onsite with customers. Then in March we met Covid-19, a 6 week lockdown was never part of anyone’s plan was it ... I think everyone started with extreme financial caution. I'll acknowledge here too, a thank you to all our

customers for good communication about your accounts during this time. We chose to extend due dates on invoices by 6 weeks for those who reached out. With level 4 looming, we headed home to hanker down … Lockdown has been an opportune time for many of our customers to work on their Cabinet Vision automation. Adding some new units to the Cabinet Library or automating those special instructions to part names and part comments. Redesigning part labels to make things better for the factory team. Some found time to update to the new version. Our support calendar has been filled. So what is most popular part of the Cabinet Vision process our customers have focused on over the last couple of months you ask? We have noticed some conscious decisions to improve in the sales area with several new customers subscribing to Vortek Spaces. You can visit our website to find out more

about Vortek Spaces and what it can add to your sales team presentations. Here's a few comments from those using the trial in the past few weeks. After just two jobs, "I'm addicted to Vortek Spaces" Be warned, "Wow, I love it. My boss better buy it!" From one designer when asked if she had any questions, "No. Spaces is easy." I'm glad to be carefully moving again in level 2 ... We do appreciate that all our customers have a Covid-19 station complete with hand sanitiser and a visitor register for contact tracing. Good to work beside machinery guys from Machines R Us, Proform and Biesse. Already making connections to new machinery in level 2. Everyone appears to agree with New Zealand’s reaction to the Global Pandemic. Our governments go hard and go early approach being praised by everyone we’ve had contact with so far.

All in all it has been a year for businesses to review their position, in our ever changing local markets, and to prepare for the new opportunities that lie ahead. For some this may mean a slowdown in say the commercial sector and perhaps a surge in the domestic market. New Zealanders being New Zealanders, will support local more than ever now. We all understand 6 weeks enforced closure is going to be tough for some businesses and those who can afford to shop, will shop local to help out. Interest rates are at an all-time low and I theorise that many a potential customer will have been at home preparing meals in their own kitchens during lockdown. I'm pretty sure there have been a lot of new ideas hatched during this time and new renovation plans are now surfacing. Phil Smith Joinery It

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truly unprecedented times O

ver the last couple of months, the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and the Government’s response has been, to use a now well-used term, unprecedented. It truly has been. I have provided a few thoughts on the impact COVID-19 could potentially have on construction apprenticeships with a particular focus on the 15 trade sectors under BCITO coverage. Currently, BCITO has just over 13,000 active trainees and apprentices. Without significant intervention, we anticipate a substantial decline in apprentice numbers over the next 6-18 months but the extent of that decline, and the recovery time, is difficult to assess with any certainty at this early stage. Our view relies on pas texperience of the issues and trends identified from those experiences. We see no particular reason why the outcomes would be markedly different this time given the construction sector has been through recessions many times

Warwick Quinn

before and the results are always the same. You just have to look at what happened in 1987 with the stock market crash, 1997 with the Asian financial crisis and of course, the 2008 global financial crisis. Unless the response is different this time, 2020 will be no different. As a general overview, apprentice numbers are tied directly to the health of construction firms, particularly residential construction firms. As the largest sector of construction (it is also the largest employer of construction apprentices with over 80% of

BCITO trainees) it is a good barometer when it comes to considering how construction activity and training is likely to react to the current circumstances. The amount of existing work and the ongoing confidence in the supply of future work is the critical determinant in the willingness of employers to take on apprentices. We are aware of the Government’s intention to accelerate investment in ‘shovel-ready’ construction infrastructure projects to help kick start the recovery. These large infrastructure projects will help with unemployment and while we support any moves in this vein, they will do little to address the loss of construction apprentices, given most are employed in the housing sector. Infrastructure has no call for qualified floorers, roofers, tilers, joiners, carpenters, electricians, plasterers, interior designers, kitchen and bathroom designers and the like.


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We expect consumer confidence in the housing market to be negatively affected for some time which will result in residential construction being similarly impacted. Trainee numbers will be an early causality, and it is difficult to see how this can be avoided. The challenge is to try and retain (or keep a connection with) the number of apprentices currently in the system. To not waste the learning to date, and have a capable and trained workforce ready when the recovery is underway. We wrote to Ministers explaining what we expected to see and in addition to significant intervention, we recommended bringing forward and fast-tracking the reforms of vocational education. One of the desired outcomes of the vocational reforms is for learners to be able to transition seamlessly between work-based, classroombased and remote learning and that the learning journey is not disadvantaged by location or the fortunes of the economic cycle.

With the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology now established, it should be more able to influence how the Polytech sector might have otherwise responded. We believe there are opportunities for BCITO (and other construction-based ITOs) and the NZIST to work together collaboratively in the spirit of RoVE to help address some of the likely casualties COVID 19 will have on employers and learners. Also, consideration has to be given to supporting those apprentices who might otherwise end up as NEETS (not in employment, education or training) and maintaining a connection with their employer even though they are no longer employed. Firms will likely want their staff back as their businesses recover. Keeping those relationships alive while apprentices continue to learn off site will facilitate a more effortless transfer between continued learning and work - even if that transition is gradual (for example one or two days a week). There are options available to facilitate this which align with the Construction

Sector Skills Action Plan that we believe should be explored. This connection and reconnection with the employer and apprentice is also a vital ingredient to ensure learning is not disrupted (or the disruption is kept to a minimum) as successful program completion tends to be heavily comprised when an apprentice changes employer. We wrote to Ministers sharing these views, and with the Budget, on 14 May we saw their response. Investing $1.6b in trades training and apprentices is truly unprecedented (there’s that word again) and along with $5b for 8,000 new public houses will go a long way to support us. The extra 8,000 new public and transitional homes, and the Warmer Kiwi Homes package, is a nod to help maintain the supply of work and drive skill demand by employers who will also be supported if they take on apprentices. For every two homes we build there is an apprentice so 4,000 more apprenticeships will be available than might have otherwise been the case.

The Government also recognises that we need to continue to develop and grow our skills during recessionary times as historically we’ve struggled to have sufficient skills when the market recovers. Free fees for all for two years, support for group training schemes, support for Māori and Pasifika trades training and trade academies in schools are all targeted at this. Finally, the fast tracking of the reforms to vocational education and the establishment of the six Workforce Development Councils

by the end of this year will pave the way for Industry Training Organisations and Polytechs to work closely together and form the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. For too long, we have been competitors and we need to remove those barriers, so we are all working together for the best interests of employers and learners. The Government needs to be congratulated. Warwick Quinn, Chief Executive, BCITO

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Rising from the Ashes

At the end of December last year devastation hit Inglewood Timber Products - fire - the nightmare of any woodworker and timber processor … Within minutes, the building was enveloped in flames and fire-fighters quickly arrived on the scene, working hard to bring the fire under control but it wasn’t without ruin of the building and machinery. A long-standing family business, prominent in the local township, Kelvin & Mark Jackson manufacturer solid door cores and certified scaffold planks of which most is exported to Australia. Now with the factory and machinery destroyed, the only thing Mark had to fall back on was his trusted staff and suppliers. Egmont Air quickly rallied to the scene, Mr Cameron Prestidge designed, supplied, and installed a replacement Egmont dust extraction system that would provide the performance and expediency that Mark required. Interestingly enough, a big focus of ITP is recycling and recovery of waste. Bulk clean shavings are compressed into bales and used in the agricultural industry. The Egmont Air system was designed to provide separation of dust and shavings, this allowed the shavings to be conveyed into an Egmont Silo with hydraulic moving floor which accumulates of shavings and discharges into the baling system. Mark is impressed how well the system works, “it’s amazing, at one end we get amazing suction, we can operate our machines at maximum production, the other end we get JOINERS Magazine June 2020 page 54

clean-air discharge, and we have this incredible recovery of all the waste shavings that can be recycled”. Egmont Air provided stellar service, quickly responding, producing designs and accommodating variations, commissioning the system in record time. The system is also fitted with Egmont Airs’ renown ‘Pressure stabilizer system’ that automatically adjusts airflow and suction to optimum levels as machines are utilised or turned-off to provide 50% powersaving at the same time. Egmont Air offers a large range of products and solutions for joinery shops and timber processors anywhere in New Zealand. The Egmont Air dust extraction systems are a popular solution due to their modular design and heavy-duty construction design which focus on balancing high suction performance with energy savings.

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

Following the fire Egmont Air designed and installed the new system in record time.

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The lifting unit, operating unit, vacuum grippers and vacuum generator on the vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo can be configured according your specifications. The JumboErgo is characterized by its lifting unit, which contracts and extends when lifting and lowering the load. The large effective suction area maximises safe holding of the workpiece. Due to its modular design, the vacuum tube lifter can be customized to yourindividual application. Automation Equipment offers Schmalz comprehensive range of accessories and complete systems with a highly ergonomic and responsive aluminium crane or gantry. Vacuum Clamping Systems Manual and Machine Manual Clamping - The vacuum clamping system Multi-Clamp is the perfect tool for quick and flexible clamping of small and medium-sized workpieces. They can be fixed in any position and processed all-round. The MultiClamp is portable and can be used in a variety of industrial, workshop and building-site contexts. Machine Clamping - Homag, Weeke, Biesse, SCM, IMA, Holzher, Felder – Schmalz and Automation Equipment can supply

vacuum blocks for Console, Grid table and now even Nesting options. As a long-term partner of well-known machine manufacturers, Schmalz offers considerable experience and expertise in vacuum clamping technology. Whether initial equipment, retrofit solutions or spare parts Schmalz offers a large selection of highquality clamping equipment for your machinery and application. Nesting Blocks - To increase the manufacturing flexibility (especially on the sides of various workpieces) Schmalz have developed the new VCBL-G-K1 vacuum blocks and adapter plate products for nesting operations. Console Table Systems Efficiency, Flexibility and Quality Whether using a 1-circuit or 2-circuit system, panel processing or frame production – console vacuum blocks fromSchmalz can be positioned precisely and are relocated when changing the layout. A comprehensive range of high-quality vacuum blocks and spareparts are available for all leading CNC manufacturers.

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Spindle care tips hints and advice on safe working practice Over the next 4 issues Spindles NZ Ltd will share different aspects of High Speed Spindle related issues that are important to the end user. The first issue will cover the important topic of safety. Manual Collet Spindle It is important to have: • • •

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Clean internal taper on the spindle; Clean threads on the collet nut; A suitable sized collet for the tool.

Try and get an exact collet. Collets that range between sizes can be confusing and sometimes difficult to tell if the tool is tight or worn. Ensure the brush guards are replaced often, these can actually slow the speed of quite large tools should they break. Make sure the spindle is stopped before the operator can get near the spindle. If you have an older style spindle consider having DC injection braking fitted or even better have a modern inverter fitted. After you remove a cutter ensure you have spare collet nuts. You can soak a collet nut, in a solution such as paraffin, and clean it at a convenient time. Resiny woods such as pine can create all sorts of difficulty of the internals of the tool clocking mechanism.

Some collet nuts on ATC machines have a bearing ring on the end of the collet. This is to allow pressure to be taken by the bearing when tightening and not taken by the threads. It also stops the collet from being twisted if overtightened, if the bearing is rough and difficult to turn by hand, soak it in paraffin or some other non destructive solvent. Collet life is usually less than 700 hours of run time. Regularly check the condition of the pull stud. This is the top of the toolholder (on ISO30 tapers) and varies between machine manufacturer. Inspect it closely for burrs or radial scarring. To replace them they are held in with a very high grade Loctite and may have to be warmed to remove and replace. Use an engineer to do this. If the Pull stud breaks the tool holder is coming out of the spindle at speed. A slight smear of oil on the collet nut threads will allow the nut to tighten and stop the collet twisting. Ask yourself any of these questions

An example of tightening torque of ER 25 (mini nut) 2.2kW = 29Ft Lbs. ER 25 E-type nut 4kW = 95Ft Lbs. These are just numbers so get a torque wrench and see what this feels like.

Regularly check the condition of the spindle threads, if the collet nut wobbles on the threads when it is nearly tight - replace it. It is cheaper to replace the collet than the whole spindle shaft. After you tighten the collet, spin the spindle by hand and just have a quick look to make sure things run true.

Automatic Toolchange Spindle (ATC) It is always recommended to remove the tool overnight or during machine down time. Although your factory may be warm, moisture can appear especially if the spindle has been worked hard. Have a designated toolchange area where the dummy

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toolholder is bolted onto a firm bench. Same with manual TC spindles, check the threads regularly and have spares so they can be cleaned.

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Is there any gouging around the collet? Is there a line around the collet Gage line? Has the collet lost it’s roundness? (Tools entered too shallow) Are there any burrs on the collet?

If the answer to any of these is yes, then replace the collet. Spindles NZ Ltd would be happy to answer questions if you would like to contact us by email or talk to us directly. Contact details are on the website: Please look out for our next Tips hints and advice on "Preserving the life of your High Speed Router Spindle" Jon Escreet Spindles NZ Ltd

Insuring against the unforeseen We expect to see more clients seeking clarification about various risk and insurance scenarios. How are you coping during this Covid-19 period? Is your business/organisation able to operate effectively? There is a lot of fear, uncertainty and insecurity being felt throughout the community. People are worried about their livelihood having to cope with week after week of lockdown. The plan is how to deal with the immediate situation. Secondly, there needs to be a plan for a recovery and climbing out of recession. While the crisis is front and centre right now, we all need to be planning on how to climb out of recession. Vast majority of businesses have no option but to close their doors. There has been a large wave of clients concerned about their financial futures and wondering what relief - if any - their insurance policies could provide. Since lockdown, clients have been most concerned about their financial positions and understanding what, if any, redress there is from their insurance policies. Inquiries relate to the initial trading shock and the inability of our clients to carry out their usual business. They are asking about business interruption insurance, loss of rent, contract works, fleet cover, etc. Business interruption insurance provides cover for financial loss directly related to the physical damage or loss of insured property. It does not respond to pandemics or infectious diseases. This has largely been the case industrywide since the SARs outbreak in the early 2000s. Business interruption insurance is critical to business continuity in almost every large loss situation for an SME. The lack of a business interruption policy almost guarantees that a business

For or all new home loans or refinance over $500k with Eclipse. We will pay $1,000 towards your insurance will fail after a major fire. Policies cover an insurance period of 12 months, not just the 4-week lockdown that we are going through now. At the same time, business interruption cover is just as relevant to large corporates. Governance obligations require directors to ensure appropriate risk management and to outsource certain risks. What you need to know is that if you do survive the lockdown period then you need business interruption insurance now and, in the future, just as much as in the past. If your business is not going to survive the lockdown period, then you do not need business interruption insurance. As the weeks go by, we expect to see more clients seeking clarification about various risk and insurance scenarios. It is understandable with financial uncertainty; many businesses will be worried about their cashflow and strategy over the next few months. It is our job to ensure clients remain fully protected and are in the best possible position to withstand the lockdown and beyond. Here at the Eclipse, we are your financial specialists. Contact us now for an obligation-free review and advise on your insurance and financial needs to assist with cost savings. 

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Steering a course Ian Featherstone

We are not all in the same boat Well, it’s the middle of May and 2020 has not been like any other year. We can be proud that, so far, the sacrifices we have all made seem to have put NZ in a good position compared to what could have been with Covid -19. So, what now?

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Keep yourself and your business ship shape •

Last edition I spoke about making the choice to adapt (or die) and to lead your teams forward into the unknown. Those that respond to change survive in business, those that let the world change around them die out Our businesses have probably had the largest jolt they have ever experienced. Most had their doors closed for longer than ever before and some individuals have been away from work for the longest time ever. We have been in lockdown with family or friends or alone. Those of us that could work from home did so, we learnt to use new tools and discovered the effectiveness of on-line video meetings, we learnt to be more disciplined in how we use our time, it was hard. We had the opportunity to spend a lot more time with those we usually did not, to practise being patient and listening and appreciating some simple things, each other, our neighbourhood, being outside, being in New Zealand. Some people have been waiting for “normal” to re-appear, some of us have had a personal jolt in the last 7 weeks that has taken us on a new path and we don’t want to go back to “normal”, or we don’t feel very comfortable at all right now. It’s OK, whichever camp you are in,well done, because you are, like it or not, learning to adapt to change.

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Take care of yourself and your own mental health, do not start to work long hours again, keep up the exercise, take breaks, keep spending time with people you are getting to know again. You have the same amount of time available now, as you did in lockdown, how you use it is up to you. A clearer mind is much more effective than a cluttered one. Same principle as the joiners’ workshop. Stay closer to your customers, your team, your supply and service partners, increase the quality of your interactions and communication. This is what builds, strengthens and will make the biggest difference in the end. Culture and processes should be kept sharp. Understand the things your target customers value and are willing to pay more for, make sure your team are passionate about providing these with a level of service that delights, not simply satisfies. Customers will then become raving fans and recommend you to others. Know your numbers, work on things that matter, be confident with decision making, act with grace and dignity where people are concerned. Many of us are making changes or restructuring right now and this does not have to be a heartless act. Embrace and trust change, pressure is a privilege, it can bring out our best. Work on being loose and supple, not rigid and brittle.

Yes, we are in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat.

We are all small businesses here, we only need a few more jobs each week to regain the lost ground taken from us over the last few weeks. So let’s make the lockdown count for something positive and then we can look back on 2020 with some gratitude and 2020 hindsight. Adapted from the webinars hosted for NKBA & Master Joiners which can be found here. webinar-content-april-2020/

No dust no downtime, no drama Three Sixty Limited are an Auckland based shopfitting company well known for their creative design and manufacturing capabilities. They recently needed to upgrade their dust extraction system to accomodate new machinery purchases and looked to dust extraction specialists Airtight Solutions to provide the advice, hardware and installation skills required. Six months on they are well pleased with the result. “Brett actually walked in off the street a few months earlier with advice that he could see our system was not coping and it would cause us issues in the near future” says Three Sixty spokesman, Michael Vikstrand, referring to Brett Borthwick from Airtight Solutions. “We took that advice seriously and a few months later approached Brett for a specification and quote.” “We wanted a system that could easily handle our 3 and 5 axis CNC’s, table saw and edgebander in operation now and allow for expansion and future machinery purchases. Airtight’s modular systems suited that, it was also available straight from their Penrose warehouse which meant no shipping delays. And Airtight also offered a complete service covering design, install and ongoing servicing, although we were assured that was unlikely to be required for some time.” Airtight recommended a new Airtight RAF2 filter complete with 30kW fan and reverse air cleaning online to ensure consistent extraction performance. In addition it has all the safety features required under the new Health & Safety act which is requiring the review of many older existing systems. Once approved by Three Sixty the new filter was built up in the Airtight Penrose factory prior to delivery to site. “While this is not always possible to do it is a good option as it minimises any risk of on site delays and minimises production downtime for the client,” says Brett Borthwick. “In fact in this case we were able to install our filter alongside the existing unit, while the old system was still in place and continuing to operate.”

Airtight fully commissioned the new filter, tested all the safety systems to ensure it was all running correctly, and then simply disconnected the old and connected in the new. This meant there was only a 3-4 hour interruption on production while the ducting was changed over. “The install and commissioning was very professionally handled,” says P.J. Larkan, Three Sixty General Manager. “We hardly noticed any inconvenience, anytime we are not running our machines we are losing money so we appreciated that aspect. We also appreciated that it was all done for us, Brett handled all aspects of the install, organised all the subbies took care of the necessary safety and legal requirements and then provided the necessary testing and documentation for our insurance needs.” “But perhaps more importantly we now have a cleaner environment for staff with less sweep up at the end of the day, better conditions in which to maintain the quality of our output and can also expect less wear and tear on our machinery. And of course the advanced self cleaning means less maintenance attention required and less outlay on replacement socks. We are very pleased with the outcome.” “This install typifies the way we think regarding our clients,” says Brett Borthwick. “Our priority at Airtight Solutions is to minimise disruption and provide the best value for dollar.”

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Airtight custom made the cover to fit the clients bin. This makes it easier to change and avoids any potential drift to surrounding business and the nearby motorway.

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Due Process a column by Geoff Hardy

Building Law Reforms more are coming Over the past 20 years builders and joiners have been through an unprecedented wave of reforms. So you may be surprised to hear that another wave is looming up over the horizon. Despite that, I do encourage you to hang in there, because the trade will be all the stronger for it in the long run. The civil servants in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“MBIE”) have been steadily working on reforms to make our building sector more professional and more desirable to be in. You just have to make sure you stay ahead of the pack.

Geoff Hardy has 45 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 and email geoff@ This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

The latest reform proposals were outlined in a 190-page discussion paper released by MBIE in April 2019. MBIE describe these as “the most significant reforms since the Building Act was introduced in 2004”. Its proposals are radical, and they affect building materials suppliers, product certification bodies, suppliers of prefabricated products, builders and joiners of any kind (residential or commercial), engineers, plumbers, gasfitters or drainlayers, insurance underwriters or brokers, and building consent authorities (“BCAs”). If you are a building materials manufacturer or merchant, you are going to have to put out a lot of mandatory information about your products, including the uses they are suitable and not suitable for, design and installation requirements, and maintenance requirements. Building products would also come with an automatic fitness for purpose warranty, which is something that has been lacking because suppliers’ terms and conditions of trade typically exclude all such warranties. Builders and joiners are going to have to be a lot more careful about product substitution without getting the building consent

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amended. Although it is already illegal to do that, this is going to be “clarified” in the Building Act. Given that it goes on all the time, a strict enforcement of the requirement to get a consent variation is going to cause significant delays to building projects, so at the very least BCAs will have to increase their resources and response times to cope with the demand. The prefabrication industry is going to get some muchneeded help. The proposal is to introduce something like the product certification system for prefabricated products so that those suppliers just need one approval for their process, and not a separate consent each time their product rolls off the production line. That will simplify things and mean that the prefabricator will mainly need to focus on the consent required for the installation on site. The next lot of proposed reforms relate to licensing, and the plan is to extend it from the residential into the top end commercial sector. All restricted building work (“RBW”) is required to be carried out or supervised by a licensed building practitioner. Currently RBW is limited to design and building work on the primary structure or weathertightness of houses and small-medium apartment buildings, and the design of fire safety systems for small-medium apartment buildings. The proposal is to extend the licensing requirement to all buildings deemed to be high risk (as defined by the Building Importance Levels in Clause A3 of the Building Code) – essentially all complex structures on which members of the public are dependent. At the same time, the licence categories are going to be radically

changed. The number of specialist license categories will be reduced but their technical competence requirements will be increased. That will require every LBP to be reassessed under the new criteria. Although there is no mention of formal trade qualifications becoming a prerequisite for new licences, aspiring LBPs will have to show they have a clean record, and once they are licensed they will have to comply with a code of ethics. As an LBP you will only be permitted to “carry out” rather than “supervise” RBW, unless you hold a higher level of licence that specifically includes supervision. That will mean that every single small-medium building firm will have to have someone with a supervisor’s licence if they employ labourers or non-LBP carpenters to assist them with their RBW. MBIE are also reminding us that “supervision” has to be genuine oversight, not just occasional spot checks or monitoring from a distance. Finally, the plan is to make it compulsory for every residential project above a certain value to be covered by an insurance policy or guarantee issued by a third party. That will help aggrieved homeowners who can’t get compensation for their defective home, when those responsible are either absent or insolvent. The parties it won’t help are the BCAs, who typically have to pick up the tab for those missing parties. There is no suggestion of limiting their liability, and of course once the guarantee company has paid out, it then inherits all the homeowners’ rights against the BCA. I only have two reservations about this proposal. One is that it is proposed to allow homeowners to opt out if they choose, which

embracing technology will lessen the fairness and effectiveness of the scheme. The second is that there will be a proportion of builders who will be effectively uninsurable by the private sector (because of their bad track record or lack of qualifications). In that case they will either have to work for another builder (not a bad thing) or the Government would have to become their default insurer and we will have another ACC for the taxpayer to subsidise. These reforms are being introduced in phases, and the first phase has already seen the light of day. On 8 May 2020 the Government introduced the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. It has already had its first reading in Parliament and will shortly be referred to a Select Committee where you will be able to make submissions. I think the most significant changes for joiners (all of which were previously foreshadowed) are these: 1. Portable building manufacturers and prefabricators are going to get a major boost out of the new registration and certification scheme, because they will not have to obtain building consents and have BCA inspections for each module they produce. But the downsides are that they will no longer share liability for defective products with the BCAs, and they will have to go through an arduous process of becoming certified and then being audited periodically. 2. Importers, manufacturers and distributors of building materials will have to provide a lot of technical data and make statements about the codecompliance of their products,

which they can be liable for, if false or misleading. That will expose them to considerable costs and then potential liability which they will not be able to contract out of. In practice, however, I expect they will be able to deflect much of that liability by qualifying the assurances that they give about their products – for example by stipulating strict conditions about use in particular environments, installation procedures, etc. which will be difficult and tedious for tradesmen to digest. 3. The strengthening of the product certification scheme should weed out the charlatans without imposing too much additional cost or liability on the reputable suppliers, but of course it is all more red tape and greater regulation. I can see all of these reforms taking several years to implement from the date the Bill becomes an Act, so the industry is going to have to hold its breath for a long time before it sees any tangible benefits. However, in the meantime we are likely to see phases 2 and 3 of the reforms rolled out, so there will be plenty to keep us occupied. 

Like many organisations, the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association of New Zealand (NKBA) has had to navigate this difficult time and introduce new measures to help support their members through the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures have focused on ensuring members felt supported, engaged and provided with industry knowledge and information to guide them through this challenging time. On the first day of lockdown, NKBA launched a private Facebook group for all members. It was established to provide a safe place for members to ask questions, get peer support and to stay connected to industry. It also became a space to share resources and knowledge through twice weekly zoom sessions. Suzie Rees, Executive Officer of NKBA, says that keeping connected to its membership base was considered a top priority for the team. “As a membership organisation, our focus is 100 percent our people. At a time where businesses are suffering, and many people are struggling, we wanted to make sure they knew we were beside them. By staying connected we have been able to offer our members a space to engage with industry, learn new skills, find the resources they needed to ensure best practice and to ultimately care for each other. We are a small industry, but we are a passionate and caring one. We want to see everyone thrive, both big business and small. Our weekly zoom sessions, held every Tuesday and Thursday, addressed issues from mental health and wellbeing, financial planning and new design trends, we also provided comradery through quiz nights and paint n sip evenings. Most of our new initiatives will remain, even as New Zealand moves to a lower Alert Level, like many organisations, the way we do business has changed and in some ways for the better,” says Rees. In addition to increased online communication, Suzie Rees says the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards are also likely to get a bit of a short-term makeover. “We are still working on the details, but we do know that our award’s ceremony will look different to previous years. Usually we would hold it at the NKBA National Conference, but this has been cancelled due to Covid-19. However, we are still committed to creating an experience for our award winners. We want them to be celebrated in style and we want to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Entry to the awards closes on Monday 15 June so there is still a chance to get those entries in if you want to be a part of the celebrations in September. We have also made it more affordable to enter, reducing the price to just $250,” says Rees. NKBA says feedback from the industry is so far positive about the future. “There is no doubt this has been a difficult time, with much uncertainty. However, much of the feedback from our members is encouraging. They are working, they are still getting enquiries and making sales and for the most part, jobs are going ahead as planned. Time will tell, but everyone is feeling cautiously optimistic,” says Rees. 

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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 (2017) 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. Canam Joinery Ltd 196 Swanson Rd, Henderson, Auckland. Ph 09 836 0732, contact Angus Welton. Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Dr, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coastal Cabinetry Ltd 2/165 Archers Rd, Hillcrest, Auckland. Ph 0221 998 540, contact Christopher Richards. 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. Cutting Innovations Ltd 70 The Concourse, Henderson, Auckland 0610, Ph 09 836 9050, contact Alec Stringer Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 0222, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking Unit 5, 56 Rewarewa Rd, Raumanga, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Design Timber Doors & Windows Ltd 118 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, Ph 021 0868 6770, contact Sailesh Prakash. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Dimension Shopfitters Ltd 67 Arrenway Drive, Albany, Auckland, Ph 09 414 1173, contact Karl Clemm. Doorways (2009) Ltd 428 Church St East, Penrose, Auckland, Ph 09 571 0605, contact Neville Shirley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Next Level Joinery Ltd 3D Target Court, Wairau, Auckland. Ph 021 568 655, contact Brendon Sowerby. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Geoff Locke Cabinetmaker Ltd 67 Hodge Road, R D 6, Ruatangata, Whangarei 0176, Ph 09 433 5745, contact Geoff Locke.

Ninety Degree Kitchens & Design Ltd 11 Tanekaha Lane, Kerikeri, Northland 0294, Ph 022 624 0056, contact Carli Scoles

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

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

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

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

Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty.

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

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

Regal Plus Joinery Ltd 35 Commerce Street, Whangarei, Ph 09 438 2989, contact Jason Hammond.

Hewe Kitchens & Interiors 10 Triton Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, Ph 09 479 6504, contacts Tony Hewetson or Craig Hewetson.

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

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. Kitchen Dynamics Limited 122 Kitchener Road, Waiuku, Auckland, Ph 09 235 0252, contact Colin Drummond. Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry Legacy Joinery 120 Captain Springs Rd, Onehunga, Auckland. Ph 09 250 2150, contact Brandon van Zyl. NZS4211 Affiliated. Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. 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.

Seaboard Joinery 2016 Ltd 59A Leonard Rd, Penrose, Auckland. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Michael Kreft. NZS4211 Affiliated. Silverdale Stairs Ltd 8 Titan Place, Silverdale 0932, Auckland. Ph 09 426 4816 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 022 455 9975, contact Ryan Southey. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Kitchen Tailor 536 Mahurangi East Road, Algies Bay, Warkworth, Ph 027 448 1879, contacts Adam & Kirstyn McNeil Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. 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. Artisan Carpentry Ltd 747 No2 Road, R D 2, Te Puke 3182, Ph 027 344 1918, contact Charles de Lapomarede Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, contact Steve O’Donohoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens Ltd 28 McAlister St, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Michelle McAnulty. Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated. CM Joinery 201 Bowman Rd, RD 9 Hamilton 3289, Ph 07 846 7192., contact Craig Mackie. 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. Countrylane Kitchens 44 Marshall Road, Katikati 3178, Ph 0274 761 315, contact Darrell Garrett. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact George van Boven. Designline Limited 21 Gateway Drive, R D 4, Whakatane, Ph 07 307 0058, contacts Hayden and Rachel Boyd.

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

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

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

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

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

Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton.

SB Joinery Ltd 2 Edward Street, Pahiatua 4910, Ph 027 979 0368, contact Scott Beales.

Got It Made Kitchens and Cabinetry 360 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu 3800. Ph 07 871 3998, contact Cherie van der Poel or Eric Prole.

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

TBB Joinery Limited 51 Grey Street, Feilding 4702, Ph 022 633 2928, contact Bruce Birrell.

Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker.

Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 902 5243, contact Simon Curran.

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

HK Kitchens 144 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga, Ph 07 927 3092, contact Jason Smith. 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. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated.

Waikato Joinery Specialists 56 Killarney Road, 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,

Interior Fittings Ltd 23 White St, Rotorua 3010, Ph 07 348 1041, contact Josh Anderson.

Al-Wood Joinery (2019) Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Gus Shilvock.

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

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

King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Kitchen Fx Ltd 801 Arthur Porter Dr, Burbush, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 2801, contact Mark Davies.

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

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

D-Mac Joinery Ltd 517 Lees Rd, RD5, Feilding, 4775, ph 027 457 0490, contact Drew McBride.

LPS Cabinetry Ltd 55 Miriama St, Taumarunui 3920. Ph 027 539 4702, contact Lewis or Deborah Stewart

Exclusive Furniture & Joinery Itd PO Box 5038, Terrace End, Palmerston North, 4414. Ph 06 357 6429, contact Stuart Robertson.

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

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

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

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

Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ian Megchelse or Craig Mackie. 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. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon. SMJ Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin. St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss.

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. 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. Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey 127 Keith St, Roslyn, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Sayer Industries Limited 12 Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North Pho 06 355 8242

Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis.

The Joiner – Leighton Judd Ltd 50 Johnston Street, Foxton, Manawatu, Ph 06 363 5119, contact Leighton Judd


Tweakit Joinery Solutions 200 Tutaki Road, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 2897, contact Vaughn Tongs.

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

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

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

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

Alexander Joinery Ltd 55 Dunlop Rd, Onekawa, Napier 4112. Ph 06 843 2036, contact Jason Collins.

WDA Installations 12 Serenity Cres, Kelvin Grove, Palmerston North, 4414. Ph 027 443 1534, contact Craig Buckley.

Brittin Builders Ltd T/A Parkhill Joinery 475 St Georges Road South, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 7623, contact Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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

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

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

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

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

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 23 Oropuriri Road, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 759 8221, contact Sean Rice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 873 8756, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes. KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, contact Roger, Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kakapo Joinery 2/19 Mersey Street, Pandora, Napier, Ph 021 0258 9617, contact Robin Holthusen Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact John Bower. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens 8 Carnegie Rd, Onekawa, Napier 4110. 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.

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Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. 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.

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

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

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

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

Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, contact Adam Satherley.

Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. NZS4211 Affiliated.


The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers

Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212. Ace Kitchens & Laminates Ltd 50 Montgomery Crescent, Clouston Park, Upper Hutt 5018, contact Ivan Johnson Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bastian Wellington 6 Victoria Street, Alicetown, Wellington, Ph 04 576 0644, contact Sean Fitzgibbon. 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. Commercial Joinery Wellington Ltd 232 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 2050, contact Grant Smith David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd 34 Burden Ave, Wainuiomata Lower Hutt. Ph 04 564 7011, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Decade Homes Ltd 32a Abraham Heights, Nelson 7010, Ph 027 546 8885, contact Phil or Maree Agnew.

Bower Joinery 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, contact John Mudgway.

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

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

Matai Joinery Nelson Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie. Nazareth Joinery 2017 Ltd 1 Warwick Street, Mayfield, Blenheim, 7201. Ph 03 578 8752, contact Leigh Jones. 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.

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

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

Wellington Joinery and Kitchens Ltd 8a Burgess Road, Johnsonville, Wellington. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Phil Schwartfeger. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Simply Joinery 2018 Ltd 924 Queen Charlotte Drive, R D 1, Picton, Ph 021 126 2514, contact Glen Godsiff. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Woodhaus Joinery Ltd 54B Kent Street, Carterton 5713, Ph 022 322 0383, contact Andrew Woodhouse.

Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, contact Barry Thomas. 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 69 Pharazyn St, Melling, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Interbuild Commercial Interiors Ltd 115 George St, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019, Ph 04 939 8760, contact Neil Shackleton. 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. Maycroft Construction Ltd 16 Gregory Street, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 0014, contact Chris Fayen 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.

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

NELSON MARLBOROUGH 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.

Secretary, Mary Van Schalkwyk 12 Granite Drive, Rolleston, Canterbury. Ph 021 025 81798.

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

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

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

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, contact Greg Ayers. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Paul Baker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Dynamic Joinery & Cabinetry 6b Maces Road, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 022 087 9918, contact Jeremy Smith. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Evolution Interiors Limited 19 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1633, contact Karl Kitchingham. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, contact David Street. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore. Homeview Building Products Ltd 772 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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.

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

Anderson Joinery Ltd 247 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson.

Casey’s Joinery 150 Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010, Ph 03 548 4066, contact Jack Wells.

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

Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 127 Montreal St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham.

Complete Kitchens Ltd 415 Main Road, Spring Grove, Wakefield, Tasman 7095, Ph 03 539 0055, contact Hamish Drummond.

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

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

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

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

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

Misco Joinery 62 Williams St, Kaiapoi, Canterbury 7630, Ph 03 383 4384, contact Penny Abell.

Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, contact Murray Milne. 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. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. 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. 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. Woodshack Kitchens 113 Izone Drive, Rolleston, Canterbury 7675, Ph: 03 347 9790, contact Mark Davis.

WAITAKI Secretary, Jo Sherborne PO Box 2115, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, Ph 03 688 4783, 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 10 Endeavour Cres, Nth Oamaru Business Park, 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. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated. Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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

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

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

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

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

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

O’Brien Group 2012 8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Ph 03 489 3849, contact Peter O’Brien. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Coronet Woodware (2017) Ltd 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Colin Strang. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, contact Kevin Harradine. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton. Elite Joinery Solutions 54 Mersey St, Gore 9710, ph 03 208 5819, contact Regan Hughes. Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co Ltd 19 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown. Ph 03 441 4944, contact Reuben Bogue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Treebay Manufacturing Limited 17 Jutland St, Dunedin Central, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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membership May 2020 Executive Officer - Suzie Rees, PO Box 9459, Christchurch 8149 ph: 03 322-1957 e:

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Cooper Webley(2006) Ltd 03 547 0010 Nelson

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Cabinetry By West 07 888 3675 Matamata

Cosentino NZ 09 274 9406 Auckland

Autocrat Joinery 07 574 8162 Tauranga

Capital Kitchens & Interiors Ltd 04 232 4135 Porirua

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AVEORA Design Studio 09 374 4591 Auckland

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Reports from Branch Presidents May 2020

CANTERBURY Covid 19, oh how the world has changed. On Wednesday March 25th New Zealand went into lockdown and we all had to stop what we were doing and go home stay home. Through this tough time we have had time to reflect on all aspects of our business. How we do things, what we have done in the past and what we can do better in the future. Catching up on paper work, sorting design programmes and planning for the future. Meetings have all changed and are done now by zoom. In Canterbury we have had great turn outs to our zoom meetings. At first we just meet to catch up and have a beer and then we conducted more formal meetings. Members have been very positive about this way of meeting, with some even suggesting that they become part of our future. I think we need to take as many positives out of this unprecedented situation as we can. People stuck at home staring at the same four walls for weeks on end now want a new kitchen, laundry or home office. So although members have noticed a slow down in work it is still coming in. Pre Covid in February we held our inaugural Canterbury Master Joiners golf day. This was well represented by the industry with 108 players. The weather was great and a fun day was had by all that attended. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors, without you these days wouldn’t be possible. Unfortunately covid has also meant that we have had to cancel our first Canterbury Master Joiners Awards. A lot of hard work had gone into this event and we look forward to being able to host these awards next year. I guess as joiners we are sometimes stuck in the past and in old ways of doing things. Something like this global event teaches us all that we must adapt, change, learn new technologies and move with these changing times. Nathan Busch CENTRAL Up until 8 weeks ago the Central area was experiencing a building boom in all areas of the market. Covid 19 has certainly put pay to that. Most members are still reporting heavy workflows at present but not many can predict how things will be looking in 4-5 months from now. There is a

great deal of uncertainty around how the construction industry will be impacted but one thing is for sure that it will have an adverse effect on our economy which will eventually result in the new housing and renovation market having a downturn, just how big it will be is the uncertainty. We still have a large amount of commercial work going on, before the lockdown there was a lot more in the planning stage but once again we won’t know for a while how much of that will still go ahead. There is one thing that has become evident over the last couple of months and that is how the Master Joiners fraternity has united together to help each other through all of this. It’s great to see such unity and proves that being a Master Joiner member can really strengthen our own company brand. A special thanks has to go out to Paul, Allison and the rest of the team for all the extra work they are putting in the make sure everyone is well informed and prepared for the future. I would thoroughly recommend getting into the webinars that are provided for us free of charge as they are extremely informative.On a lighter note, Central did manage to squeeze in our annual golf tournament held in Feilding just before the lockdown. Despite a few teams pulling out due to company procedures around Covid 19 we still managed to field 18 teams with 72 people getting a great day in. Who would have known it was our last chance to all get together and see each other for a while. A special thanks has to go out to our company sponsors who still stuck by us even though they weren’t able to play. Stay safe everyone and I hope to see you all again at the next Conference. Andrew Reilly HAWKES BAY /POVERTY BAY As we slip back into working on Level 2 most HB/PB joinery companies are having a positive start. Some of us coming back from the Xmas break with a slower than normal work load, giving time to catch up on the smaller jobs. With the restrictions being lifted and some sort of freedom come back into our lives. The amount of time people have spent in their houses has provided the time for people to discuss the renovations / critiquing

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the bits around the house they have discussed improving. With all that time it has allowed research and planning the new environments to happen, with interest rates at a low and savings made over the lockdown period I can only assume this as provided some confidence to push forward with these ideas. Residential has definitely shown an early spark in energy and enthusiasm in the industry, with new projects required and existing kitchens confirmed in level 2. Often an overseas trip has turned into a new kitchen renovation. Commercial has proven not to have the same energy as residential, with new projects being put on hold and some of the confirmed projects are proceeding but have been broken down into stages. Most of the HB/PB MJ have confirmed jobs for the next few months (with most jobs in our line of work we only really have 2-4 months of work booked in as nothing is confirmed till deposits are paid). Hopefully some confidence comes back into the market but as we are all aware it is uncertain times and we are looking at the positive aspect each day with a glass half full mentality. - Greg Rabbitte NELSON-MARLBOROUGH We exist in very difficult times.But inspired by my old friend Bill. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. As a regional group we have continued to drive growth and professionalism across the branch membership. We committed and continued with our own JADA 2020. A sensationally successful awards night performed and produced by our local secretary Philip Thompson. We had 100 + connecting online through the Zoom platform, 17 awards, many fantastic winners and some incredible emerging talent. Huge work from Phil, the judges and well done the members for continuing through with this.We believe the first ever event of its kind in New Zealand at the time! Undeterred by lockdown we have also held a very poignant and beneficial meeting presentation with a key note speaker Gilbert Robertson. Focusing on the importance of cash in your business, Cashflow is king. Fantastic participation from our members and we hope some good core business practices will be

introduced as a result. Our support for training remains strong, working with BCITO, ARA and NMIT. This is so valuable as we sail through rough waters. Previously training became too difficult too expensive. We have to throw away that mindset and continue to train. We must embrace adversity and keep a strong course. Numbers remain high and we are looking as a group to look at job sharing or sabbaticals for our trainees. We need to be innovative. - Myles Sellers OTAGO SOUTHLAND Wow, that happened suddenly! Who would have thought that such an all-encompassing shutdown was possible? Like all regions and industries across New Zealand, the Otago Southland Master Joiners have had an unexpected mid-year break. COVID 19 and Level 4 lockdown forced us all home. The initial shock and uncertainty slowly gave way to relaxing and attending to all those procrastinated house-jobs that suddenly presented themselves as an opportunity for something new! Time will tell what the final impacts will be. For the moment we are happy to be back operating again with many businesses simply picking back up where they left off. Locally we managed a ‘zoom’ meeting from the comfort of home, and it went well. This is certainly an upside that we will use more to engage a wider audience given the challenges of Otago/Southland regional distances. Short term work opportunities in the area remain stable. Mid to longer term forecasts are likely to be tied to consumer confidence and the ability of our economy to rebound. Interest rates are likely to remain low; government spending will increase, and fingers crossed we can all pass through this and back into an upside cycle again soon. Too soon for this crystal baller to predict! All the best to the other joiners in the region. Details of the AGM will be circulated shortly with the opportunity to catch up and spread the flu. - Reuben Bogue TARANAKI With this mild autumn weather we are enjoying cooler mornings and warm temperatures during the day, we have had lovely weather over the last couple of months. After being

in Lockdown for several weeks we are all back at work trying to make up for lost time and opportunities. Our Member’s are generally busy and pleased to be able to work. Lead times will be stretched under Covid 19 now, as we all adapt to the new Covid 19 rules. Delivery of materials is taking longer, so we are making more informed decisions about planning ahead and being prepared. Housing and commercial seem to be steady, with some of the Group Builders booked out to the end of the year which is positive in these uncertain times. In various areas around Taranaki more subdivisions have been opened up allowing opportunities for us all. Many Member’s have reported finding it challenging to recruit qualified tradespeople and this is still an issue throughout New Zealand. The new government initiative to take on apprentices with no fees and the promise of some help, maybe we can work together and get more people on board to grow our tradespeople numbers and our sector. Congratulations to a couple of our more senior members who have decided to hang up their aprons and enjoy the quiet life! From the Taranaki Master Joiners Association, we wish you a long and relaxed retirement. Have fun and be safe out there! - Bryan Frank WAIKATO/BAY OF PLENTY The last year has been an extremely busy one for most of us in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty, with plenty of building work across the region. There have been many Master Joiner highlights since May 2019, including our Waikato/Bay of Plenty Apprentice Awards and the National Conference held in Invercargill. It was great to see some of our region’s members being recognized for their tireless contribution to our industry; Liam Wackrow received the Owen Wright Memorial Trophy and the inaugural Ken Monk Memorial Award was presented to Bruce Delaney from Wintec. Both men are extremely well deserving recipients. Last year’s Conference also saw Paul Ingram elected as the National President of Registered Master Joiners. Paul is passionate about the Master Joiners Association and always makes himself available to discuss any aspect. In September a number of us attended “A Night with Mike King”. It was a focus on mental health in the building and construction industry delivered with Mike’s humour and personal experience. Everyone got so much from the evening, with Allison’s help, Mike was booked to speak

found this paticularly rewarding. The general consensus from the members I spoke to, was that we all had plenty of work to come back to; however it was the long term that was the unknown. If any members find themselves in a dark place please reach out to someone - my mobile is 021 284 1212 - we’re all in this together and need to support each other. - David Higgins WINTEC Senior Joinery Tutor Bruce Delaney was the first recipient of the Ken Monk Memorial Trophy award for outstanding input in the NZ Joinery industry.

at this years’s planned Master Joiners Conference at Claudeands. October saw BCITO hold a well attended “Trades for Me” day in Hamilton for students throughout the region. Frank Lawrence form Fernlea Cabinetry and Joinery arranged for students to assemble some cabinets as an introduction to joinery. A personal highlight for me was attending the Master Joiners Professional Development programme in November “Working with your Strengths”. It’s amazing what you find out about yourself on these courses! November and December saw the usual Christmas rush, before the majority of us shut down for a few weeks and had a well deserved break from it all! Back to work in January and the region’s drought didn’t appear to affect the building industry, and in turn our industry. Little did we know how we would be all affected by something called “Coronavirus”. The Ken Monk Fishing competition at the end of February just scrapped in. None of the above events could have taken place under Covid 19 Level 2, 3 or 4! It just goes to show how we can’t afford to take anything for granted. The Master Joiners Conference at Claudelands has of course been postponed until March 22nd 24th 2021. The awards have been postponed with ideas in the pipeline to hold them this year - keep an eye out for the email! Please note, you are still able to submit your entries through the online portal at this time. We live in front of our workshop so lockdown meant getting chores done around the property and workshop while the weather was good. We enjoyed spending time with our two boys and not rushing like we usually do. Ali and I got a lot of pricing completed. Paul and Allison came up with the initiative of phoning Master Joiners members all over the country during the third week of lockdown, to touch base and see how our members were coping. I

WAITAKI The Waitaki area is busy at present now that we are back after lockdown and trying to catch up. Members have solid workloads ranging from 3 – 7 months. Some members have not lost any work due to Covid-19 and their confirmed future contracts are still on track, while for others a small number of jobs have been cancelled due to Covid-19. It was noted that, for some, overtime will not occur for the first few weeks back from lockdown. There are still plenty of jobs to be priced.Staffing numbers have increased in the Waitaki area since the last report. One member has taken on two joiners and would like to employ two more. One member has taken on an apprentice. Another member would like to take on another staff member, however, has chosen to wait and see what happens over the next few months after the Covid-19 lockdown. Other members have decided to manage workloads with their current staff numbers with a view to seeing how the future pans out before thinking of employing anyone new. One member reports one less staff member since December and they are currently using contract workers at this stage to fill the gap. It is important to note that all members have been able to retain all their staff over the lockdown. Supply and delivery of material is OK. Several members have found that items have been slow to arrive but this hasn’t caused any disruptions yet. The delays are likely related to the current volume and constraints on freight couriers and with essential freight taking priority over general freight. Hopefully this will improve going forward. One member noted that, while they haven’t had any problems yet, there could be a need for members to be more organised in the near future to allow for any delays in supply. Currently most clients are still paying on time. One member has one client they are constantly following up with. Everyone has had a loss during the lockdown. One member reported clients offering to pay deposits. Members appreciated the phone calls they received over

the lockdown from Master Joiners. Waitaki has a Zoom meeting scheduled for Thursday, 21 May to have a catch up. The outlook for the Waitaki region is looking good and members are feeling positive at this stage. We all have a good buffer of work in the short to medium term, however, we expect that there could be a downturn in workload later in the year as the economic effect of Covid-19 starts to bite. Hopefully not too many people defer projects and, with people not being able to travel, they start spending money on their houses. There might not be a Christmas rush this year but that means we can all have another month’s holiday. - Gary Firman WELLINGTON It is safe to say there are uncertain times ahead. After a cracker start to the year it was easy to be optimistic. In February we had a great day out organised by Horowhenua Saw Doctors (HSD) to the Techlam factory, which was a real eye opener. This was followed by a feed and factory tour at HSD. Our AGM was in February which had a fantastic Kitchen load of panel give away sponsored by Impeys. It’s great to have regional affiliates putting effort into master joiners. Before COVID 19 The word around here was everyone was positive, and most had a good workload looking forward. Then we had an impromptu 5-week lockdown very few people saw coming. On the back of this, some if not all have carried on as normal (with the addition of extra rules and paperwork). There still seems to be a large amount of construction happening around and we are still having a lot of work to price. A good sign if you ask me … I’m still optimistic about the economy down here and believe the industry is resilient enough to see this through.– Jeremy Patmore 

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