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The hinge is dead.

Long live the new hinge.

TIOMOS A new generation of hinges. COMING SOON TIOMOS impresses not only with it’s numerous technical advances, but also with the variety of possibilities it has to offer. With the damping mechanism fully integrated and concealed in the hinge housing, this hinge offers even and absolutely smooth closing throughout it’s entire movement, irrespective of the doors weight and size. The expert jury of the Red Dot Design Award chose to present it’s internationally recognised award to the new GRASS hinge system.

The vastly expanded Grass Drawer and Hinge Programme allows you to create an individualized drawer to suit your customers’ lifestyle.

The latest BLANCO range of sinks and taps is now highlighted in the new format From the Sink to the Kitchen Centre bringing many new and exciting options to the New Zealand Market.

Together Häfele and Grass offer the largest range of drawer systems and interior options to the New Zealand market.

The 2011 catalogues, GRASS Drawer and Hinge Programme and BLANCO From the Sink to the Kitchen Centre showcase our broadest offering of drawers, hinges and wet area fittings to date.

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contents cnc productivity 12 Nesting has had a high uptake through out the woodworking industry in New Zealand, allowing even the smallest operation to compete in the productivity stakes. We look at machinery and software and run some case studies on successful operators.

COVER Timber Design Awards Residential winner see story page 36

timber in design 36

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Julian Jaques on looking to the future

The residential winner of the NZ Timber Design Awards shows how a wide range of timbers combine to fit into the landscape and offer low maintenance living.

Dr Buzz 68 Duncan Such on productivity, technology and competition

pantry storage style 42

Laminex Update 69 Robert Gibbes talks about Formica developments and their Fijian conference 2011

Design and style - we look at how the two combine to provide the answers to a clean efficient and stylish kitchen.

Due Process 70 Geoff Hardy explains the current round of building reforms A view from both sides 71 Tony DeLorenzo talks about getting the final payment and heating old houses Web Directions 72 Matt Woodward highlights ‘Quora’ the question and answer site that builds on itself

thermowood stability 52 Big doors need extra attention to the stability factor. We look at how one manufacturer uses Thermowood 230 to attend to this issue.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 10 JITO news - 66 FITEC news - 67 Trade Directories - 74 - 77 Product Focus - 78

FITEC search 60 Apprentice furniture makers once again have the chance to put their skills up against each other as FITEC call for nominations in what are very competitive awards.

Classifieds - 79 - 80

Things to watch for ... Formica competition p 8 • Third annual 3D Kitchen software giveaway p 63

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from the presidents desk

Our hearts and our business minds go out to our Christchurch members. At time of writing we have just learned of the tragic death of Owen Wright, who was a well liked, well respected and valuable contributor to the Canterbury branch and to our National Executive. Our sincere sympathies are with his wife, young children, and also with his business partner. It has been heartening to see a generous response from our MJF branches around the country. And most importantly, the Canterbury joiners are helping each other out wherever possible. Even prior to the earthquake, we were bombarded with negative news regarding the building and construction sectors along with the NZ economy generally. Many commentators were being very cautious about our prospects for 2011, and warning of very slow recovery prospects. Without a doubt we are in tough times and our industry is going through one of its biggest shake-ups in my memory. There have been a significant number of long standing and respected joinery firms that have been forced to close their doors as the pressure of the past two years takes its toll. But tough times can’t last forever. Recent data from the Department of Building and Housing New Zealand reveals that the housing shortage (pre-quake) was a very real problem – there is an estimated shortfall of 25,000. The destruction of many homes in Christchurch only increases this situation. Eventually the pressures of under supply must force a rise in building consents and renewed opportunities will start to filter through. Let’s hope that by the time we all meet in Rotorua for the June conference, many of us can report solid workloads and a positive outlook for the rest of the year. We will be launching the first stage of the NZ4211 Standards rollout, which has been a major MJF project over the past couple of years.

Norfolk Island gets 3d software


fortuitous trip to Jacks in Auckland last May resulted in a win in the 3d Kitchen Software draw for Brentt Jones of Pineridge Crafts on Norfolk Island. “While visiting Jacks I was given a JOINERS magazine, which I have since subscribed to (such a valuable tool especially when you live on an isolated island). I entered the 3d Kitchen Software draw and it was a complete surprise to be notified that I was successful in winning the design package.” “I have had a slow start to using the software with a Christmas break, a dinosaur computer and shoulder surgery in NZ. But the business has purchased a new computer, my shoulder is coming along fine, and I am excited at the opportunity to diversify my business to offer kitchen solutions to the local community. This is the only software of its type on Norfolk and has opened up wonderful opportunities both for me and my fellow islanders.” “I would like to thank Chris Adams of 3d Kitchen, and JOINERS Magazine for this amazing product, I am finding it easy to pick up and know my design skills will only improve as I spend more time with it.”

3d Kitchens in conjunction with JOINERS Magazine are offering the same opportunity to readers again this year. If you are a cabinetmaker not currently using software in you operation you are eligible to enter. See page 63 for details.

You need to be there – to be in the know, to catch up with old friends, and to win the luge races! Julian Jaques President Registered Master Joiners



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From The Publisher

The Timber Design Award winner we feature in this issue is located not far from Scotts Landing on the picturesque Mahurangi Peninsula just North of Auckland. Combining the use of several types of timber this beach house is remarkable for its attention to detail and its integration with the surrounding landscape. It’s the kind of property that the more you look at it the more you appreciate what went into it. It’s a bit like the other feature we have on the Kitchen Pantry: the more you look at what suppliers now offer in terms of wire ware and drawer systems, you begin to appreciate the thought gone into their design and the myriad options now available.


More main stream is our look at the latest in CNC router technology and the software options that go with them. Software today is ever increasingly sophisticated but still delivered to the end user in easily understood and used packages. Optimization and 3D design are complemented with production management programmes. 3D design in particular, now a norm in the manufacturing process, offers all sorts of possibilities and today more closely links the architect, the designer and the manufacturer with the consumer.

With about 138,000 visitors from 130 countries the attendance grew by a respectable 38 percent. The number of visitors from EU Member States increased by 25 percent, of visitors from eastern Europe by 44 percent. Not least because of the high amount of decision-makers among the trade fair visitors the exhibitors did brilliant business and are enthusiastic if not euphoric. “It was by far the best furniture fair we’ve had in the last 10 years: more visitors, more contracts signed and an excellent mood,“ resumes DirkUwe Klaas, Chief Executive of the Association of the German Furniture Industry.

Innovation is also a theme in this issue. We have material on new hinges from leading suppliers as well as further information on an innovative timber product and a well known range of sanding equipment. I trust you will find something of interest in this issue accordingly. I cannot end this column without mention of the tragic events that have unfolded in Christchurch recently. Given the circumstances, the death of Owen Wright, President of the Canterbury Master Joiners Association, is particularly tragic. Both Michael and I extend our heart felt condolences to his family and friends as indeed we do to all those who have lost loved ones as a result of the earthquake. Christchurch and its citizens have endured in the last year or so far more than most. Lets hope the recovery is a speedy one. Bob Nordgren

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Photo: Koelnmesse

The year couldn’t have started better for the interior and kitchen industry in Cologne. The double event imm cologne and LivingKitchen exceeded all expectations. “What’s been happening here over the last few days is unbelievable,” chief exectutive officer of Koelnmesse Gerald Böse states happily. “We have all become part of a success story called imm cologne and LivingKitchen.“

One sheet does it Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products’ Bestwood promotion winner, James Crawford of Dunedin based joinery company Affordable Kitchens, accepts the VW Golf GTI. Entry was open to anyone who purchased or specified a bestwood or 3-Form product in August to October last year. James reportedly won after buying a single sheet of Bestwood melamine.

Conference 23 - 25 June Rotorua Award Entry Closing Dates

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1,213 companies from 48 countries exhibited in Cologne, foreign companies accounted for 59 percent of the exhibitors. About 100,000 products guaranteed a unique overview of what the international interior and kitchen industry have to offer. Every buyer could find the perfect selection for his or her clientele. The Cologne interior design show is the undisputed trends barometer and trigger for the trade.


The LivingKitchen premiere showed that the concept to present the whole spectrum of kitchen design comprising kitchen units and appliances as well as sinks and fittings, worktops, lighting solutions and accessories struck home. Not least, the high-class supporting program, too, accounted for the huge attractiveness of the format. Unquestionably, LivingKitchen has what it takes to become the internationally leading kitchen fair.

Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards – 2011

The next imm cologne takes place in January next year with the duo together again in the following January 2013.

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FORMICA Joinerysoft MD to visit NZ Joinerysoft Managing Director, Alan Turner, will be visiting Rotorua for the Master Joiners Conference in June. Alan will be giving a presentation on Friday 24th June 2011, entitled ‘Software – the new joinery machine.’ He says, “I will be speaking about the power of software in general. In an industry where many joiners are having a tough time at present, professionalism can make the difference between winning or losing work. I’ll be illustrating why software should be considered an essential machine.” Prior to the conference Alan plans to repeat last year’s tour of New Zealand. “We take the New Zealand market very seriously. I plan to visit joiners to demonstrate the New Zealand adaptations we’ve made to our software in response to last year’s feedback,” he says. If you would like a personal demonstration of Joinerysoft’s software during Alan’s trip to New Zealand in June please contact Joinerysoft on (04) 974 9480 or enquiries@joinerysoft. com.

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ForestWood 2012 21 March 2012 Te Papa Wellington A pan-industry conference being jointly hosted by Forest Owners Association (FOA), Wood Processors Association (WPA), Pine Manufacturers Association (PMA), Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) and supported by Woodco, NZ Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) and Frame & Truss Manufacturers Association (FTMA). Sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities will be available from July 2011. If you would like more information contact the Conference Organiser, Paardekooper and Associates on ph +64 4 562 8259.

The Cirrus chair by Zaha Hadid.


ormica recently unveiled a cutting-edge design competition aimed at encouraging designers to pit their design talents against 10 of the world’s best architects. Sales and Marketing Manager for The Laminex Group (the Fletcher Building company that represents Formica in New Zealand), Nicky Duggan, said the competition came about following a successful collaboration in 2008 between Formica US and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Cincinnati. “World-renowned architects were invited to design a limited collection of furniture, using Formica laminates and solid surface materials,” Nicky said. “Ten distinctive chairs - all museum-worthy pieces in their own right - were constructed using Formica product.

Owen Wright Sad news of the death of Owen Wright the owner of Joinery By Design in the Christchurch earthquake. Owen was the current President of Canterbury Master Joiners and had been for the past 4 years. Condolences to his family and colleagues and to all who are suffering following the tragic event. RIP

Formica in New Zealand arranged to bring the impressive collection here where it will appear as the Formica Formations™ exhibition from 11-20 March at the Auckland Arts Festival 2011. “Spurred on by this we devised a competition that would allow New Zealand architects and designers to really flex their creativity and see if they could surpass what was achieved overseas.” The 2011 Formica Formations™ competition requires entrants to submit design drawings only for a piece of sculptural furniture that would use Formica brand

materials. “The competition aims to celebrate and showcase the creativity of architects and designers throughout New Zealand, therefore, we have endeavored to make it accessible to as many people as possible.” As a result, there are two entry categories – professional architects and designers, and emerging architects and designers. Individual and group submissions of no more than four team members will be accepted. The design drawings will be judged by a panel of three local and international design experts. Formica will fabricate the winning design from each category for display at an official awards ceremony later this year. “Formica has a long history in New Zealand,” Nicky said. “It has come a long way from the Formica dining suite of the 1970s when metal legs, two-tone bench tops and vinyl chairs were the style of the day. We’re eager to see what the next generation of architects and designers can do to really push the limits and boundaries of not only our product range but also how furniture is traditionally viewed.” The closing date for submitting entries is 31 July 2011. For further information go to www.formica

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Craig Beissel to Steelfort Steve Woolley (left) & Roy McGowan.

Steelfort welcomes Craig Beissel to the company to the position of the CommercialSales Engineer within Fabrication Division. Craig brings 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and management t o t h e c o m p a n y, w i t h an engineering and manufacturing background. He has previously been a sales consultant for a heavy trailer manufacturing company and in recent years was the General Manager/National Sales for a livestock crate manufacturing company. Craig will spearhead Steelfort’s focus on expanding the company’s presence in the Stainless Steel and Heat Transfer manufacturing sectors, building on the company’s ability to develop, design and manufacture high quality specialised products for its customers’ unique requirements using skilled, dedicated employees and state of the art technology.

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New staff at Jacks There have been some additions to the Jacks team in Auckland recently. Jacks are proud to announce the addition of Simon Hornby as the Trade Division Sales Manager. Simon comes to Jacks after 7 years working as an area manager for Felder KG of Austria. Managing the Felder subsidiaries in India, the UK and US his diverse range of experience and skills add a significant asset to the Jacks sales team. The Jacks Service team continues to grow, with two new additions since Christmas. Scott Lymer originally trained as a fitter / turner at Southward Engineering before setting up his own general engineering business. For the last 6 years he has been working for a large manufacturing facility as maintenance foreman. Martin Ellis holds the twin qualifications of Fitter and Turner and Registered Electrician and comes to us with an extensive background in machinery repairs and maintenance on production machinery. And in the Spare Parts department you will hear a distinct change when you call. Roy McGowan originally hails from Wishaw in Scotland, and has taken over as our Spart Parts Co-ordinator. Roy originally trained as a mechanical engineer with Honeywell and has held various roles in production manufacturing, and preventative maintenance planning. Long-standing staff member Steve Woolley has moved into a support role after a period of ill health, but remains an invaluable source of knowledge on Jacks’ huge inventory of spare parts.

Hardware2000 show new lifters

With its newly completed showroom display, Hardware 2000 Ltd has continued its focus on a series of specialist hardware programs for the kitchen and furniture production industries. New features for 2011 include wireless electronic opening lifters and design options focused around the new Anthracite colourway from the Triomax range of drawers. The lifter range showcases the latest innovations from Europe, with soft close and electronic variations to suit most overhead cabinet applications. Focused on easy installation and slim cabinet depths (160mm), the Huwilift lifter range offers flexibility and continues to be a leading choice in the lifter market. Born out of the desire for a strong striking drawer colour and the impracticality of stainless steel, the Anthracite colourway offers a fantastic alternative to current market offerings. In keeping with current trends, the new four stage, design line recycling centres are perfect for all kitchen projects. Built for a purpose, these large 70 and 85 litre options, offer full extension and easy to remove waste units. The metallic grey colourway compliments the Metallic grey Triomax drawer range. The showroom is open 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, or alternatively the full range of products are available online at

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machinery & software CNC machinery, and aligning it with suitable software, has become a huge part of modern day kitchen making in New Zealand, think back 20 years to 1991 how were you making your kitchens then. Over the next 20 odd pages we look at the machinery and software that has developed the lead role in the industry today - including case studies, product reports and user accolades.

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something special

Alphacam - an effective design and manufacturing tool The Unicorn Group based in the Auckland suburb of Henderson has built a reputation not only for its work in cabinetmaking and joinery, renovation work and shopfitting but also in the field of specialized bespoke furniture and fine joinery. The company uses a variety of software programmes for this work including the UK product Alphacam CAD/CAM available from CAM Solutions Ltd who have the sole distributorship here in New Zealand. The Unicorn Group have had the programme for some four years now. “It is an effective design and manufacturing tool that enables us to go from concept through to production.” comments Unicorn’s Gabriel Nicolau. The programme is sophisticated enough to handle a wide range of applications from shaping moulds for acrylic solid benchtops, tiling and walls especially useful in custom made shopfitting. Work is also done in boat interiors as well as uses in solid wood and MDF applications. A particularly interesting use is making copies of original fretwork and replicas of old fashioned designs found in villas, churches and museums. An original shape to be reproduced such as fretwork is scanned using technology available from Auckland based FormScan 3D whose scans, using Alphacam can be translated into 3D to make moulds that can then be reproduced on a CNC machine. “There are a whole raft of different objects this process can be applied to depending on what the client wants. It is easy to operate as well.” says Gabriel. It is a process of some interest to architects and interior designers particularly in renovation work. “Alphacam enables us to cater for not only standard work but also for that special one off item. It really is a great tool to have.” Gabriel adds. Alphacam is also flexible enough to be integrated with a variety of other programmes such as AutoCad. For further information contact Gabriel Nicolau Unicorn Group Ph. 09 838 8899

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Quality linear guides and bearing units are used on all three of the machines axis. Precise movement along the X and Y axis is achieved via induction hardened rack and drive pinion systems. Z axis movement accuracy is assured via a precision ground re-circulating ball screw.

a well oiled machine quality and efficiency the key to success for Auckland kitchen manufacturer For York Chen, Managing Director of Auckland based Kitchen Plus NZ Ltd, having good staff, the right equipment and a loyal clientele has been the key to a successful business in the competitive world of kitchen cabinetry and benchtop manufacture. Established in 2004 this nested based operation offers it’s trade clientele a good quality product at competitive prices with on time job finishing.

machine is solid and reliable and has served us well over the last six or so years.” comments Mr Chen.

“We are able to not only supply our clients with what they want but also offer a design service using a UK design package (called Kitchen Drawer) as well as 20/20 from IT Bureau. This means we can supply the design of what they want or we can do it for them to their requirements. We have clients large and small from all over New Zealand although mainly here in Auckland.” Mr Chen says.

The router is a standard configuration that allows for the optimization of 2400 by 1200 sheets using an on board PC with a user friendly Windows XP operating system. A feature is the spindle with a high precision 3kW Colombo router with an internal cooling fan and collet chuck. Made in Italy, this offers quality and durability. The drive guide system using superior quality linear guides and bearings units are used on all three of the machine’s axis. Precision along the x and y axis is achieved through induction hardened rack and pinion drive systems while the z axis (vertical) movement is controlled by a precision ground re circulating ball screw.

A key part of their success lies in their efficient 700 square metre factory operation. Using largely MDF Melamine supplied by Carters, Kitchen Plus employ a SH 25/13 CNC router from Proform NZ Ltd to optimize the cabinet componentry. The router is in fact the very first one sold and installed by Profom. “This

The simplicity of the router means one person can operate it and the adjacent edgebander in the production process. Mr Chen says “A big factor for us has been the service provided by Steve Fifield from Proform. I had dealt with Steve before we bought the router so I already knew a bit about him and his company. The

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service is very good. We are now able to handle most issues on line which is even better. Downtime in this industry is very much lost money. Good service is critical.” Kitchen Plus also manufactures laminated benchtops. “We are able to supply the full package including hardware mainly from Hafele and sink inserts from Ikon Commercial or client specified product. This makes it an easy process for our clients.” With a solid word of mouth reputation for delivery on time Kitchen Plus has seen through the difficult times of recent and is looking forward to better times ahead.

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Previously we were really stretched at times – often working long hours. Now we’re producing more but at a much more stable pace.

Justin Berry in front of his new router from Jacks.

inspiration goes cnc In 2005 Justin and Rebecca Berry started Kitchen Inspirations on a small industrial site in rural Pukekohe. Just over five years later this family-owned business is growing as fast as its surroundings. Just as Pukekohe has become a part of the new Auckland supercity, so Kitchen Inspirations have become part of the CNC manufacturing community. Early in 2010 it was time to replace the panel saw – and Justin knew he should be considering CNC. A Mityboy demonstration at Jacks – including a PRO100 software demo – quickly led to the jump to nesting. “The whole package seemed right” says Justin. Twelve months later a smart showroom and a busy workshop suggests the move to CNC was a good move. Kitchen Inspirations were already using a software package, but chose to move all the design-work to PRO100 – the software component of the Mityboy package. Justin has invested a lot of time to learn PRO100, knowing that being competent with the software is key to being an efficient CNC business. “We like to get customers into the showroom, and to go through 3D designs we’ve created” he says. There’s a window in the showroom looking through to the workshop – customers can clearly see the tidy and professional nature of the workshop, and can watch their kitchen being built should they wish to. The design process is now shared between Justin and his wife Rebecca – they have invested in a second licence for PRO100 so both can be working on separate projects at the same time. There’s also a growing Mityboy community

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sharing ideas and helping each other with some of the more complicated shapes. While Anthony Scammell from PRO100 is just a phone call away, and for machining questions Justin says Buddy from Jacks is “fantastic”, sometimes in the interests of time he contracts out more complicated designs to another PRO100 user. The completed file is simply emailed back, put on a USB stick and can be machined immediately. Justin says the Mityboy package has made a significant difference for Kitchen Inspirations. For a start he and Rebecca are busier in the office. And in the workshop he estimates they have increased their throughput around 25% since the Mityboy’s arrival, with the same staff. “Previously we were really stretched at times – often working long hours. Now we’re producing more but at a much more stable pace. The machine still has plenty of capacity too. We do everything, from design to install, so the Mityboy isn’t used every day.” Despite having joined the supercity community, Justin says Pukekohoe is small enough for word to get around fast. “If anyone does a bad job here everyone will hear about it” he says. On the flipside, a good reputation and high quality of work means Kitchen Inspirations pick up a

lot of work locally - from excellent word-ofmouth, and from good relationships with those working in Pukekohe’s busy building market. The team has recently undertaken a variety of work including bars, motels, and a lot of renovations. A new website is also bringing in enquries. So Justin and the team are busy, and have the machining capacity to get busier. And located just a few metres inside the boundary of Auckland’s supercity they now have potentially 1.4 million ‘local’ customers to work with. That’s a lot of kitchens. Inspirational indeed.

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HSD spindle changes - will they affect you?


pindles NZ Ltd is an established spindle repair and refurbishment company based in Nelson. They have recently been involved with supplying the new updated versions of the HSD spindle range. Over the years the HSD spindle hasn’t changed much by way of appearance, but the electrical characteristics have developed vastly. Jon Escreet of Spindles NZ Ltd says, “We recently rebuilt a 6.8kW HSD spindle from Euroform Ltd in Christchurch and although it was manufactured in 1993 it was great to see such a well known and trusted product performing so reliably.” The ES919 range has been superceded by the ES929 range. All the mountings are the same as are the electrical plug connections. However some of the power rating and electrical design have changed. This will affect users who have older Inverters, as they will not run the ES929 spindles to full speed. Jon says “It’s not a huge problem. If you contact us we can tell you if your machine will be compatible with the newer spindle.” As CNC Routers and machining centres are now becoming the heart and soul of many manufacturing processes, the spindle is a vital part of the system. When they fail most of them can be rebuilt, but in some circumstances they become beyond economical repair and have to be replaced, everything has a life span. Some customers are electing to purchase a spare spindle as they cannot manage with disruptions to key supply timelines. Spindles NZ Ltd offer competitive prices on all HSD spindles and are an authorized HSD repair company.

If you would like advice or information on any CNC Router or spindle related matter please email or alternatively call 021 023 89028

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time has only improved it C

abinet Vision Solid from Planit has been around as long as any woodworking CNC software program and is well regarded as among the best at what it does - which is provide a seamless process from design to production - or as they say screen to machine. Several years ago Phil Smith returned to New Zealand from Queensland where he had been representing Planit to take over the New Zealand agency. Since then he has been doing very well with sales up and down the country. JOINERS Magazine talked to several firms who have purchased Cabinet Vision from him and asked them about their purchase. Paul Rusbatch Joinery manager at ITM Motueka was pleased to see the day Cabinet Vision Solid arrived.

“Previously we were nesting with another programme which had issues, including missing parts being nested, not being able to alter parts within a unit, unable to nest with hinge and handle holes - the list goes on. The new system is completely flexible, units can be almost any shape and still they nest correctly, any new hardware is easily added so all holes etc are accurately positioned.” “Installation was easy Phil Smith came into the factory to set it up, with training taking about three days before we could go it alone. The training was well set out with structured tutorials. It has been a great investment, as well as a reduction in the issues we faced with our previous programme we have been able to replace 1 full programmer and 1 person in the factory. I would recommend it to others.”

Geoff Russell Sales Director of the Zapwall Group in Christchurch who use Cabinet Vision for retail and shop fit outs has found the software to be more flexible and capable of producing a more complicated range of products than previously attempted. It is a programme that can be used on different levels the more you want from it the more you have to apply yourself to learn. Phil has been good in this area and his training has been one on one, and comprehensive and his back up reliable.” Adam Sharp of Sharp + Page Ltd in Auckland is a commercial furniture manufacturer who purchased Cabinet Vision to go with a new Biesse CNC line that they installed last year. “Initially we selected the Planit software as we felt that Phil offered the best back up service in our area. The other important feature was

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We had Phil here 15 months prior to buying the software, he made the effort to come and show us his product, we were sold then it is a great product. We had been entertained by others but felt comfortable with Cabinet Vision.” Peter Webster, Awapuni Joinery

the relative ease with which new programmers could pick up the package. Training and the subsequent back up we have received has fulfilled those beliefs. The system has been very beneficial to our manufacturing process. It is very easy to use and has a great optimizing package which has been an added extra.” Richard Carroll from Carroll’s Joinery in Masterton was also attracted by the ease of using the programme which they use largely for designing and manufacturing kitchens and storage units. “We were previously nesting so were aware of and had looked at other software but this looked the most user friendly. Straight away we were able to do more on the CNC so that when it hit the floor there was less for our men to do and as time has gone on the impact is growing.

The fact that it does what you draw and carries that right through the project is great, it means any final changes with a client translate through to production automatically without me having to make a note or mention it to the guys on the floor. Looking back a year later the transition from our previous set up was very good. Phil kept things simple, he didn’t bog us down with too much jargon, he understands we are joiners not computer geeks and it is important we can use the programme easily.”

“To have a client sit beside you and design their kitchen on the screen and then give them an indicative price on what they have designed gives the client a lot of ‘buy in’ to the whole process of their project. Phil has a great product and gives good service, together we will do well and I know it will grow our business.” Phil Smith is happy to talk to anyone at virtually any time about the whole suite of Planit software and how it can help your business. Give him a call on 0800 469 752.

Peter Webster owner of Awapuni Joinery in Gisborne is a recent buyer, he purchased late last year and while yet to fully utilise its production capabilities has found the design prospects of the package fantastic.

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CMS Brembana Concept 213

using the latest technology gets results Based on the North Shore in Auckland, Eurodesign Benchtops, established back in 1988, has developed an impressive reputation as a supplier of quality benchtops in the North Island. Starting out as a supplier of laminated benchtops, the company has undergone considerable expansion in recent years to keep up with growing customer demand. The development of in house order processing and drawing software, the addition of CNC machining and state of the art post forming equipment has kept them to the fore in their chosen field. In particular they have undergone a 40% increase in premise size and made major new machinery purchases in recent times. As well as laminated benchtops they have the capability to produce engineered stone and acrylic benchtops, two rapidly expanding and popular forms of benchtop. In June 2010 they purchased a new stone cutting machine which was imported from Europe by Gabbett Machinery. Known as the CMS Brembana Concept 213, this CNC controlled machine enables Eurodesign to produce engineered stone benchtops accurately and efficiently to clients’ specifications. Its monobloc base guarantees high level sturdiness and rigidity for any heavy duty machining. The machining operations are

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facilitated by a powerful 13.5 KW electrospindle which with the optional tilting head can work and polish recessed kitchen tops. With a mobile bridge structure that ensures greater accessibility to the work area, the smooth work surface enables the arranging of the work pieces on the machine with ease and safety. Straight and curved cutting using flat or concaved blades is enabled with a 4th axis option. “We had a good look around before we decided on this machine as it had to cater for both kitchen manufacturers as well as our commercial clientele. For programming purposes the machine came with Easystone software that is very user friendly. Most of the product cut on it is 20 to 30mm thick and it handles it really well. We have had a really good relationship with Gabbetts and their advice and service capabilities helped sway our decision.” comments Eurodesign’s General Manager Cameron McDowell.

“We use a wide variety of product here at Eurodesign including all the popular brand laminates such as Formica, Wilsonart, Laminex, Prime, Bissone, Pionite, Abet Laminati and Nevamar. Thin engineered stone Stonex, Roxx, Stoneology and Bisazza along with thicker engineered stone options from Ceasarstone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and Diamond Stone. We also are licensed fabricators of HiMacs, Corian, Saba and Infinity acrylics. With over twenty years in this industry we have developed the expertise and experience to deliver a quality product in a timely fashion by investing in the latest in technology.”

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revor Smith, Managing Director at Wardrobes Plus in Manukau, is as enthusiastic about nesting as he is about his new nesting machine. Having invested in a Weeke Vantage 22S – the German manufacturer’s entry-level CNC for standard sized sheets – Trevor has seen significant improvements across his Company. “I’ve got greatly improved productivity. Better quality. Improved accuracy and I don’t suffer from absenteeism. All the benefits I was told would come from Nesting are true. I did 22 sheets in five hours yesterday. Cut, drill, edge, stack and cleaned up. Nesting is a fantastic way to increase productivity and lower direct labour costs”. Trevor took over a prehung door company, that did a few wardrobes, 11 years ago. Four years later they stopped producing the doors to concentrate exclusively on wardrobes, and since then have consolidated their position in Auckland’s mid to high-end wardrobe market. As well as supplying direct to home owners, Wardrobe Plus supplies some of the large house-building companies, so Trevor places a lot of importance on service, and reliability – something well matched by the Weeke. Before their CNC, panels were strip cut on a Robland panel saw. Trevor knows the value of investing in knowledge and technology, and five years ago invested in CAD software to refine their productivity and improve customer presentation. Ultimately he knew the company would go this way, of design through to manufacture “but it’s always a journey” he says. “We then purchased a Brandt KDF350C (with pre-milling and corner rounding). The new Weeke completes our investment in software and machinery. Now we run a seamless flow through our factory”. In the six months since the Vantage 22S arrived, Trevor has moved from his sales role to learn how to operate the machine – meaning he remains capable of undertaking any job in the

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Trevor Smith - all the benefits I was told would come from nesting are true.

company when required. While the recession hasn’t been helpful for business, it has meant Trevor’s had a quieter period to learn. During this period he’s learned to appreciate the potential still untapped in the machine, and therefore in the factory. “In six months we’ve produced the same amount of product with four staff (in a standard working week) that we used to do with five staff plus overtime – all while improving our knowledge with this type of manufacturing with the new machine. We can now easily turn around jobs within days, or even the same day if required. What’s more the finance cost for this Weeke is under 2/3rds that of a member of staff. And we know there’s still huge capability in this machine.” Trevor’s long-term aim is to have everyone in the factory trained to use the Weeke. “We’re a do-everything shop, a company of mature

people with a no-messing-around attitude. We enjoy a challenge.” He also knows the benefits of using the Weeke to its full potential. “An extra 20% throughput in a month on top of a fairly regular cost structure adds a lot to our bottom line. For example shoe bins - one of our unique products - used to take around four hours to manufacture. With the Weeke we can turn them out in an hour.” With efficiency like this it’s no wonder Trevor is such a believer in nesting.

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pecialising in CNC machinery for the past 39 years, Anderson make a wide range of CNC machines and custom built special project machines. Many large manufacturers are very familiar with the Anderson range of machines due to their reliability and special functions. Not only do Anderson manufacture 3 axis machines they manufacture 5 axis machines which are well sold to the aviation industry, plastic and non ferrous metals industries. In more recent times with nesting based manufacturing being so popular Anderson have produced machines specifically for this customer segment. Additional technology has been added at minimal cost to maximize the performance. Scissor lifts with vacuum loaders together with auto unloading tables. For bigger companies a separate label printing machine options is also available. Over the full range of nesting based machines (from 1300 to

1900 mm wide and 2500 to 6200 mm and longer) you can find the same optional equipment available to enhance performance. European Beamsaw manufacturer Giben also now offer the Anderson range via their own branch network. index.htm Pricing is exceptional. When you spend the time to evaluate what you get you will be impressed. Many people shop around asking for a general price on a machine but rarely compare apples with apples and look at the full picture. Do you get drilling heads, do you get a tool changer, do you get a vacuum pump, do you get a graphic display, do you get tool touch off devices. Do you get chucks, do you get cutting tools, do you get off loading devices, and do you get software? With regard to service, the Anderson factory is only 4 hours behind New Zealand standard time so is able assist with enquiries within the same working day.

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It has dramatically improved the efficiencies in our manufacturing process ... what we were achieving in a day now takes two to three hours.

Peter Skerten at the controls of the new Masterwood 210 at Wardrobes Direct.

Masterwood 210 a great buy Wardrobes Direct in Silverdale manufacture wardrobe systems largely in melamine and wire. They sell to house construction companies, residential retirement villages, the major DIY outlets and individual consumers. Despite the economic slow down of the last couple of years business has been steady, but the company has been battling a bottle neck in their production process, emphasising the need to look at efficiencies and plan for future growth. Around March last year the company decided to look into the purchase of a new router with a view to addressing these issues. The Morbidelli they had been using was purchased second hand some years ago and while still running well lacked the flexibility and speed of the new generation of cnc machines. They spent several months researching and looking at machines that suited their purpose before purchasing a Masterwood 210 from Auckland woodworking machinery seller Machines R Us. “We felt the Masterwood offered us a little more than some of the others in a similar price bracket,” says factory manager Peter Skerten. “It has a ten drill, multi boring set up with a bigger tool change than most and offered us greater flexibility, ease of set up and faster throughput - important on longer production runs.” “Machines R Us offered us a good deal which included software, an 18 month service contract and full installation. The install went very well and we were up and running within 2 days, Rodney Skinner who is the computer expert at Machines R Us stayed around for a week bedding down the software and

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cutting the next. What we were achieving in a day now takes two to three hours with less labour.”

The 10 drill multi boring set up appealed to Wardrobes Direct.

helping to develop our library which included transferring our existing software over from the Morbidelli. The result is very user friendly and the Masterwood can be programmed either from the machine console or in the office via a USB stick.” “It has dramatically improved the efficiencies in our manufacturing process. We were running the Morbidelli, a panel saw and the edgebander which took two guys, with a lot of panel handling in between. Now the panel saw has been removed from the process and the level of automation is such that a single operator can edge band one panel while the Masterwood is

An upshot of this has been the company’s ability to put more time into design work. “Wardrobe design does constantly change, at the moment we are seeing more wall hung features, basket storage, shoe racks, wire ware. It is important we keep abreast of these changes and include them in our range. With the new Masterwood taking care of our daily production we now are able to use the Morbidelli to develop prototypes without disturbing our production schedule.” “The Masterwood was a good buy simplifying production and allowing us to develop the business further.”

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Despite the recession business has been good over the last couple of years for Wellington Benchtops, who supply commercially to the trade and kitchen companies as well as to individual consumers wishing to change their benchtop. So good in fact that towards the end of last year the company purchased a Proform CNC benchtop machine, however its resident software was not entirely suitable for their purpose. That’s where TopMaster part of the AllMaster range from QST came into the picture. Donald Brown from Wellington Benchtops had looked at TopMaster a couple of years ago, new a bit about its capabilities, liked it and decide to give it a trial. The company’s primary concern was to have software with parametric capabilities that made it very easy and quick to design a benchtop. “As two benchtops are seldom the same we needed something that could take a basic module and create what we wanted quickly and feed it through to production.”

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TopMaster does this, basically the design is being built while you are drawing, with the size, position and shape of each part parametrically changing to suit the designers input. Following that all related machining files can be sent to the relevant machinery for manufacture - which is what Wellington Benchtops wanted.

However TopMaster has been developed largely to reflect Australian requirements and the two markets are different. “Australia probably have simpler design requirements to ourselves - less upstand work, very little undermounting of inserts, simpler joins. New Zealanders tend to be a little more sophisticated in their design and we really required a programme that allowed for more complex joins, for the placing of hobs, for undermounting sink inserts and with provision for upstand work and edging detail.” When Don discovered that TopMaster didn’t accommodate all these needs he spoke to Rodney Skinner at QST (NZ) Ltd who are the New Zealand agents for the software. Rodney was able to facilitate discussion and contact with the TopMaster programmers in Australia.

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“They were great to deal with and listened to us and incorporated our requirements into the programme,” said Don. “The result has been we have got something that was specifically designed to our requirements and it is working well.” It has been a big learning curve and we are learning all the time how to best apply the programme for our needs. But with its drag and drop applications and ability to easily modify an existing module to suit current needs makes it easy to learn as you go. This along with the ability to add, remove or change the materials

of the benchtop and the resulting automatic changes to pricing and reports has really improved our efficiency and ability to turn orders around quickly.” TopMaster and the rest of the AllMaster range are available in New Zealand through QST (NZ) Ltd. Give them a call on 021 393 864 or visit for more information.

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complements traditional joinery skills at Higgins Joinery Passionate about the impact that joinery software has had upon his business, Steve Moore, owner of Higgins Joinery explains why he considers it essential. Steve Moore purchased Higgins Joinery 22 years ago from a retiring joiner. Starting with one unit in the Victorian Mews Workshop in the centre of Hove, East Sussex, there are now 3

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joiners employed at Higgins Joinery occupying 7 units in the same Mews. The business relies upon personal recommendation for new business and is thankfully busy all the time, however Steve has no plans to expand further, enjoying the manageable size which allows him to concentrate on providing a top quality product rather than volume production. They are involved in conservation work and unusual items as well as custom windows, sliding sash, doors and stairs for both private clients and trade. Looking for software to take the company forward, Steve purchased JMS in November 2006. He adds, “As soon as I saw it I knew that’s what I needed.” Understanding computers made it easy for Steve to learn the software, however with time served joiners as trainers this is not a pre-requisite. Steve

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explains, “Talking to a joiner who has been hands on makes it so easy because you don’t have to explain what you are looking for. You can relate to them and they can look at how your business is run and tune in to what you need and set it up for you.” Quoting prior to JMS was time consuming and fiddly, involving typing up quotes in word using pre-prepared quotations and wording without pictures. Some quotes got missed because of the resource constraints of a small business. Steve believes that quoting time has been reduced by 75% and cutting sheet calculation reduced by nearer 90%. He confirms, “Now every quote gets done because it takes so much less time I can do them all.” Customers are equally impressed with the speed and accuracy of quoting with JMS.

One of the challenges of running a joinery workshop is that architects and customers change their minds at the last minute. With Joinerysoft access is easy meaning Steve can pull up a job, make changes, and print instantly. The architect can now have the revised paperwork in front of him 2 minutes later. Redoing cutting sheets would take a couple of hours if doing manually, but recalculation is automatic with JMS and orders can go to the bench immediately. With a heavy focus on conservation work, Higgins Joinery, not surprisingly is called on to supply planners with detailed sizes, styles and pictures of cross sections and designs. Steve confirms, “We now send them Joinerysoft printouts and baffle them with science. They never come back requesting more information.”



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With the success rate of quotes improving to an impressive 75% since purchasing JMS, Steve is convinced that JMS has helped them to win orders. He adds, “JMS has enabled me to tackle bigger jobs with a greater degree of confidence. In the past it was easy to miss something out, but with JMS everything is itemised, so you can clearly see if you miss something. I know now that if I quote for a $36,500 job the price will be right.” More than just a quoting package, production efficiency has also been improved because the joiners don’t have to calculate their own cutting lists, resulting in a higher throughput of work. Steve doesn’t believe this has deskilled their job, rather improved it, saying, “The joiners on the workbench are able to concentrate on producing high quality fine joinery by removing the routine part of their job.” Working with the joiners and welcoming their input to JMS in choosing styles of cutting lists, timber sheets, and tolerances used has resulted in the successful integration of the software into all areas of the business. With the growth of Higgins Joinery physically limited within their current premises, Steve

believes that JMS has more than made up for this with increased profitability and efficiency. “I am able to order less timber up front because Joinerysoft tells me how much timber is needed for each item so I can just buy timber in as and when it is required. I now have much finer control, much less wastage, and fewer miss-measures on glass, enabling me to keep my costs under control. This helps keep running costs and investment needed down to a minimum,” he says. Steve is pleased with the level of support from Joinerysoft, adding, “My feedback is valued and it feels like I’m part of the family.” He concludes, “Joinerysoft backs up the precision and quality of our business. It gives me a great deal of confidence and I couldn’t do without it. JMS is at the heart of the operation really, complementing the skills of my joiners.” For more information Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder Tel: (04) 974 9480


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The Laminex Group’s NetStore solution is a secure website that gives Laminex Group account holders the ability to conveniently order online, check order status, invoice and account details at any time. Innovative, practical and easy to use, NetStore will work with most modern web browsers, including devices like the Apple iPad. Customers can work in real-time, when and where it suits. That could be at home, at work or anywhere in the world with internet access. With the complete Laminex Group range available in NetStore, customers can gain instant information on price and stock availability, and then build these into shopping lists. Shopping lists are a fast way to enter orders into the system. You can create multiple shopping lists which can then be saved for RUGHULQJ DW D ODWHU GDWH 7KLV IHDWXUH DOORZV \RX WR SULFH PDWHULDOV IRU D MRE WKHQ HLWKHU UHYLVH RU ¿QDOLVH before placing the order. The Laminex Group can setup individual account types for your staff depending on their role that will allow them to use NetStore but will not allow them to process orders for instance. There are three access types, Account info only, Order access or All access. If you wish to setup your netstore access or for further information, please contact E: or call The Laminex Group’s Customer Service team on 0800 303 606

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Good news from HolzHer

CONTRIGA high level edgebanding Mike French (left), with Manfred Muralter from HolzHer and Mark Luff.

New team begins operation in New Zealand For Mark Luff and Mike French, two well known faces in the woodworking machinery scene here in New Zealand 2011 marks the start of a new chapter with the establishment of a partnership called “HolzHer Direct” to sell and service the well known brand of HolzHer machinery in New Zealand. It is significant to note that this partnership has the direct support of the manufacturer HolzHer in Germany. The new ownership by Weinig has allowed Holzher to continued with their high quality and up to date manufacturing standards. Mark and Mike make a good combination with Mark having some thirty years experience in the machinery market and Mike with some twenty years experience on the servicing side. “Mike and I are keen to continue to develop the excellent reputation HolzHer has for producing top class machinery for the joinery and cabinetmaking industries.” comments Mark, “There are many potential as well as existing Holzher users out there and we aim to provide them with the high level of sales and service they have had in the past.”

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The support from Germany is evidenced in the planned regular visits by senior HolzHer personnel including Manfred Muralter also well known here in New Zealand. “HolzHer have a wide range of machinery available that offer excellent value and durability especially for machines such as edgebanders, CNC and beam saws. We encourage manufacturers thinking of buying or upgrading to be in touch with us.” Mark says.

HolzHer New Zealand Direct PO Box 135, Nelson Mark Luff, mob 021 583 328, e. Mike French, mob 021 353 632, e.

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vacuum lifting devices T

oday more then ever, with tighter economic circumstances being experienced in New Zealand, productivity remains paramount. Efficiency gains in the workplace are needed by every manufacturer to maintain sufficient margins and ensure ongoing viability. Personnel being used to manually move and lift sheets of steel or wood are being put under pressure by sales deadlines increasing the chance of injury. Only with high-performance machines and qualified personnel, can companies survive in the face of hard national and international competition. But it is not sufficient to purchase and install a new machine, since

these can only provide their full performance in a suitable material-flow environment, regardless of whether they are used in a single shift or multiple shifts. The next question is then how to move sheets safely and with little effort from storage to the machine and how to remove the finished workpieces quickly from the machine table. The vacuum specialists at FDS Vacuum have been working on such handling and material-flow problems for a long time and can offer a comprehensive modular system of vacuum lifting devices. With this particular system of vacuum lifting, they can provide customer-

specific handling systems for sheets and workpieces from a selection of standardised components. The JUMBO ERGO & SPRINT range of vacuum l i f t i n g d e v i c e s o ff e r s various standard solutions which can be extended with further special components such as beams and suction pads to meet virtually all requirements. With the Jumbo Ergo DG vacuum lifting device, a robust device designed for loads of up to 200 kg (300kg over the full tube lifting range), FDS Vacuum was able to offer the ideal basic system for rational handling of the raw material example.

Only a few customerspecific modifications were necessary to ensure a single person could safely and quickly move the workpieces from pallet to machine. The installation of two suction pads on flexible, springloaded mountings and an ergonomic (Ergo) handle were fitted as required for this application including the ability to tilt the sheets 90ยบ. The vacuum lifting device JUMBO ERGO is thus very suitable for the ergonomical handling of sheets and can take them from storage to the machine without the need for extra labour.

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10 years on Ten years ago a new machinery manufacture broke in to the New Zealand CNC market. Undoubtedly there were skeptics predicting a New Zealand designed and built machine would never be able to compete with European manufactures, the then Hamilton based company was embraced by people wanting just that, a machine built and supported locally. A decade on the brand is still alive and well, the machinery is spread worldwide with a router for cutting high tech composites in Canada and a hand full of machines in Australia. With advances in technology and diversity in the market the machinery has gone through several model changes, but always keeping the customer’s needs at the forefront. As different customers have different needs a standard range of machine is sometimes not the best choice, so at iCAM we will come to your factory meet your team and come up with the best solution for each particular customer. iCAM NZ don’t stop listening to their customers needs and have been hearing that production capabilities and machine versatility need to be expanded and machinery costs need to come down. So that’s why work has begun on a new model of router due out very shortly. The new model will have everything CNC machinery users are use to such as a ride along 10 position tool changer, vacuum pump and software. But the machine will have 2 work zones capable of processing 2440 x 1220 sheets in each zone with a machine cost of no more and in some instances less than other brands that can only provide a basic single zone 2500mm long machine. The new iCAM SMART router is a full CNC solution being able to process stair stringers and bench tops up to 6200mm long and run standard sheets in two zones giving you the option of unloading and loading processed board at the same time as the machine is running. If you want to find out more about the iCAM range of machines please visit or to discuss your factory needs please call Scott on 0800 422 669

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NZ Wood Timber Design Awards 2010 - Residential Architectural Excellence Award Winner

a perfect hideaway with a timber verna This NZ Wood Timber Design Award winning entry is to be found at a sheltered coastal site on the Te Kapa inlet of the Mahurangi Harbour near Scotts Landing north of Auckland. The beach house comprises two separate structures both having simple mono pitched roofs, clad in cedar vertical boarding with verandahs to take advantage or the sun and views to the coast and native bush that surrounds the site. The two structures replace the original one bedroom dwelling, pottery and several lean to’s formerly operated by well known local potter Peter Oxborough.

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The key to this three bedroomed beach house is the successful reflection of a quality but low maintenance rustic external look. It is a design in keeping with the character of this protected coastal area. The mono pitch roof line following the ground contours of the surrounding land. Verandahs and decks extend from the house to further link the building with the land. The project is the brainchild of architect Alan Seelye. “I wanted a home away from home that clearly reflected my personal and professional commitment to architecture that respects and responds to the natural environment.”

The beach house was constructed in two distinct phases which also captured the intentions of Alan Seelye who as architect, project manager and client, had total control of the project. The first stage was built in late 2005 being the guest wing consisting of two bedrooms, ensuite, mud room and garage with surrounding verandahs. The second stage was built in 2008 consisting of a lounge, dining/kitchen area, day room, bathroom and associated verandahs. The two distinct but linked structures combine to provide the perfect bach in summer and divide to provide a smaller, more energy efficient hideaway in winter.

Photography: Simon Devitt

acular The standout feature of the site is the use of various timbers in its construction and an eye for detail expressed in every part of the dwelling. The external cladding is vertical Western Red Cedar coated with Black Ash CD50 Liquid Art wood stain as is all the external wooden joinery. CD50 Liquid Art penetrates deep into timber helping to protect against warping, cupping and splitting thus giving added stability to the timber. This unique product is an oil based product containing Copper Quinolinolate or Copper 8, which is a very safe preservative

extremely effective against mould, fungi and rot causing bacteria. The product fits with Mr Seelye’s use of eco friendly materials – it’s safe for humans, animals and the environment. The secret of the product lies in it being a deep penetrating preservative oil and not simply a decorative coating: CD50 has no ‘film’ to break down be it by sunlight, weather or mechanical means. A big plus with the product is when recoating it needs only be washed down and one coat added – no sanding is required as it

“A beautifully crafted house delicately nestled into the landscape. The project develops and defines a timber vernacular through its spatial composition and attention to detail” JUDGES COMMENT

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won’t peel or flake. Combined with the dark green ColourSteel roofing and the timber verandahs, the overall effect is to allow the two structures to integrate and merge with the coastal landscape. Inside various timbers have been carefully selected to convey a natural, honest and warm feel with recycled Rimu flooring and Meranti plywood wall linings. Band sawn Macrocarpa paneling has been added as a dado in the lounge. Exposed natural band sawn Douglas Fir rafters and Shadowclad pine plywood sarking is used in all the living spaces. Rough sawn ledge and brace cedar doors have been installed both externally and internally with Cedar louvres and shutters added at windows for shade and light control. An interesting feature are the Meranti plywood wall panels that are fixed with raised brass Hex head screws with rebated joints to express each panel. The Macrocarpa paneling in the lounge is fixed with exposed brass nail heads. Rebated Tasmanian Oak jambs have been used at windows and doors while vertical cedar slats feature on ceiling bulkheads. A striking feature is the total absence of scotias, architraves and skirtings allowing the timber wall elements to be fully expressed. All the external window and door joinery is charcoal anodized aluminium. A particularly good use of this has been with the day room

which catches the best part of the sun each day and acts as a place of respite with the inclusion of Euroslider doors on the three open sides. The kitchen offers a simple but effective design with storage space provided by a walnut coloured soft close tandem drawer system and a large island bedecked with a 40mm Corian benchtop and sink insert. The colour scheme and surrounding walls have that functional but understated ‘bach’ feel about it. Perfect for this coastal landscape setting.

CREDITS Photograhy Simon Devitt Architect Alan Seelye, Principal of Stephenson & Turner NZ Ltd Structural Engineer Peter Williams of Consulting Design Engineers Town Planner O’Conner Planning Consultants Builder Ted Sheppard (Stage One) Keith Jones of Reach Construction Ltd (Stage Two) Exterior Cladding Cedarcorp Exterior Wood Stain Churton Pacific Ltd Internal & External Wooden Joinery Aad van Holst Joinery PergolaJarrah Beams & Recycled Rimu Flooring North Shore Timber Recycling Macrocar pa Panelling Cypress Sawmill Pl ywood Gunnersen Ltd Aluminium Slide Doors & Windows Fletcher Aluminium Aluminium Door & Window Installation Vistalite North Shore (Stage One), Elite Window Solutions (Stage Two) K i t ch e n Joinery & Installation Kitchen Works (Warkworth) Benchtop The Laminex Group Kitchen Drawer System Blum NZ Ltd Sink Inser t Valore Ltd Fireplace The Fireplace Roof Coloursteel from Steel & Tube Plumber Grace Developments Electrician Rob Murray Electrical Services

An impressive feature outside are the chunky recycled Jarrah wharf beams used to form the pergola and act as a linking device between the two buildings. These 250 by 200mm Jarrah posts are topped with railway sleepers with Cedar slats acting as screening at the entry stairs. The decks consist of pine with macrocarpa planks used to delineate the seating area in front of the outdoor fireplace. Recycled pine decking from the previous building on the site has been reused for the deck steps and spa deck. True to his word there is not a skerrick of pigmented paint, Gib board, plaster stopping or chipboard to be found “I wanted to create a simple, honest and comfortable beach house that’s in keeping with this protected coastal environment. I’m very happy with the result – and my family and friends love it.” says Alan Seelye.


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pantry space Like the saying that you can never be too rich or too thin you can never have enough pantry space. However as can be seen in the following pages you can do a lot to make the space you have work better. We asked the country’s main suppliers to give us some examples of what they are offering right now.

maximum storage, minimal space Triomax and Impaz larder units from Hardware 2000 Ltd, offer maximum storage in a minimal cabinet width. These innovative cabinet designs offer full extension drawer action, reaching hard to access areas. Each drawer unit can be accessed separately, unlike traditional pantry configurations. With options for soft close, full extension and various


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capacity systems, Triomax and Impaz larder units offer a very good alternative to the traditional wire-ware style pantry. Each unit has the option of behind the door, or attached door and with both single and double walled drawer styles offered; there is a system for any budget.


Plano - the storage shelf reinvented Plano is an attractive solution for a drawer system behind cabinet doors. It is fitted with concealed full extension slides with SLOWMOTION soft close as standard and comes in a large range of sizes to suit most standard cabinets. Easy to Install – a full set contains a solid base unit, drawer slides, side kit, side covers, anti-scratch bumpers and all spacers and screws • • • • •

Widths – from 450mm to 1000mm Height - 100mm and 200mm Solid base unit Side Profiles - Glass (Crystaline) or Rail (ChromeLine) Divider Kits also available


- high up and deep down

Alto is a full featured pull-out pantry system for high storage units. Fitted on a strong door mounted frame and heavy duty full extension slides with SLOWMOTION soft close it has adjustable height frames to cater for different door heights • • • • • • •

Widths – 300mm and 400mm Platforms are easily height adjustable Solid base with choice of Glass (Crystaline) or Rail (ChromeLine) 4, 5 or 6 platform kits available to suit different height cabinets Fully accessible from either side 100kg load capacity Divider Kits also available

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technology or design

What’s more important in a pantry? Vauth-Sagel’s market-leading solutions for pantry units offer both. For example, the HSA Power Move provides “push to open” (and close) technology to complement any Vauth Sagel pantry design. A common situation while working in the kitchen is not having a free hand to open or close the pantry - the HSA Power Move provides cabinet doors that open and close smoothly and silently with the gentle touch of an elbow. The HSA Power Move unit can be fitted to new installations or retrofitted as an upgrade to existing units. Vauth-Sagel offer frame heights from 1700mm to 2140mm and cabinet widths of 300mm to 400mm. A variety of basket designs are available with the sophisticated new “Glassline” baskets available from mid-year. The Laminex Group are proud distributors for Vauth-Sagel in New Zealand. Contact your local Sales Representative for more details or visit

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Revealing the future of storage design

Development, refinement, innovation – the designers at Vauth-Sagel are always striving to create exciting new storage solutions with their state-of-the-art product ranges. And now, their stylish Glassline Basket System with its distinctive glass detailing offers faster, simplified mounting and installation, plus easier access for cleaning. The new Glassline Basket System (available mid 2011) – a perfect balance of form, function and forward thinking from Vauth-Sagel.

For more information please contact your local representative from The Laminex Group or call 0800 303 606 JOINERS Magazine March 2011 page 45

Offering the the consumer a variety of options to enhance functionality People choosing a new kitchen set a high priority on attractive design – not only on the over all kitchen but also on the inner sactum of the installation - inside the cupboard and pantries. Choosing Kessebohmer from Hafele ensures that the interior fittings harmonise and accentuate the overall kitchen design. Kessebohmer ARENA Classic and ARENA Style chrome trays/baskets are used throughout the kitchen – in larder pull-outs, corner units, base and wall units. All ARENA trays/ baskets combine optimal functionality and elegance with maximum space utilisation – thanks to the railing being attached to the outer edge of the tray. Hot off the press is the ARENA Vario, a new tray developed especially to provide a contemporary and open look for larder pull-outs. ARENA Classic - classic design for contemporary kitchens The shapes and the material of ARENA Classic trays instantly communicate style and quality, enhancing the value message of the whole kitchen. The elegant railing is bonded seamlessly with the anti slip base creating a stylish, contemporary look. With the railing encircling the extreme outer edge of the tray, the entire tray is available for storage and no space is wasted. ARENA Style – fine design and perfect workmanship. This contemporary design features a streamlined railing, made of chromeplated metal bands, seamlessly

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fitting to the base. The clear, straight lines make a striking impression, whenever a kitchen unit is opened, and harmonise perfectly, especially with ultra-modern kitchens. ARENA Vario – more choice than ever before! ARENA Vario are transparent insert panels that allow one to clearly view the larder contents. Larder unit contents on the top trays are in clear view and are safely held by ARENA Vario side elements. The ARENA Vario is based on the design of the ARENA trays and was developed specifically for the DISPENSA pull out. Attractive connectors on the long sides of each tray offer the choice of combining different railing systems with ARENA Style trays offering a range of different looks. Design and system variants Kessebohmer metal baskets still count among the true design classics. They have two big advantages – they’re robust, and basket contents are clearly visible, while electroplating or powder coating gives the metal baskets a surface finish that communicates incomparable Kessebohmer quality. Recognised internationally by the Red Dot Design award received for outstanding design.

Contact 0800 4 hafele or go to catalogues at

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Blum build their own manufacturing machinery and have their own engineering facilities giving total control over the entire process from development and prototyping to the construction of the production machinery through to actual production.

The CLIP top BLUMOTION hinge is here Compagnucci from Hettich Blum NZ Ltd brings it’s phenomenally successful hinge to market The story behind the new CLIP top BLUMOTION hinge manufactured by Blum, and about to be launched here in New Zealand in April is a remarkable one to say the least. It’s global success since it’s first presentation in Europe at Interzum in May 2009 has been one of the key drivers in Blum’s strong performance during the world wide recession. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Blum NZ Ltd’s Managing Director Michael Hawkins about the reasons for its success. The burning question on everyone’s lips has been why has it taken so long to get this new hinge to market here in New Zealand? The overwhelming acceptance of the hinge has meant demand was very high. It’s a matter of production capacities. Blum build their own manufacturing machinery and have their own engineering facilities. This is important as it means quality control over the entire process from its development and prototyping to the construction of the production machinery through to actual production. The huge success of the hinge worldwide meant Blum had to build additional production lines to meet that world wide demand. JOINERS Magazine March 2011 page 48

What is it about this hinge that makes it so good and attract world wide attention? The hinge is a clean, sleek design with a truly smooth closing motion. It’s a leap forward in hinge manufacture and functionality. The BLUMOTION feature has now been incorporated in the hinge itself with an on/ off switch discreetly and practically located on the hinge allowing for instant on/off of BLUMOTION. This allows the user to fine tune the soft close action which is especially useful on small doors where only one may be needed, or on pantry doors where having four or five may provide too much resistance. Integration of BLUMOTION in the cup means the mounting program is the same as for previous hinges. This means interchangeability with currently used hinges. From an installation point of view, our INSERTA and CLIP technology allows for tool less assembly. In the bigger picture I think its success is due to the Blum name and reputation which preceded its launch.

We gather you had a big response to the cover JOINERS Magazine ran of the hinge back in September 2009. It has been amazing. From the time that cover came out Blum (Sanco NZ Ltd at that time) has been bombarded with requests for the hinge. At that point it had only been released in limited European markets. I must admit we were cursing the magazine at that time! However, now we are pleased to announce the award winning CLIP top BLUMOTION hinge is available to our New Zealand customers. The CLIP top BLUMOTION won the prestigious 2010 IF Product Design Award and is a nominee for the 2011 Designpreis Deutschland Award

For more information contact Blum NZ Ltd Ph. 09 820 5051

lnnovation Swurve® and Aformatek® used together create a stylish ceiling with acoustic properties while allowing a very flexible design and layout ® Distributors: Forman Building Systems Ltd or Woodform direct


Native timber ceiling panels uniquely New Zealand I

t is one thing to develop a prototype for a product and yet another to actually see it in commercial use. That is just what happened with the recent completion of Pakuranga Park Village whose ceilings feature a combination of acoustic panels developed and manufactured by Auckland firm Woodform Design. The combination of their Aformatek ® LineaGrooved timber panel and Swurve ® curved timber panel gives the retirement village the warmth, style and acoustic properties that owner Kevin Murphy was looking for.

“The combination of Aformatek® and Swurve® was ideal for this project,” says Dave Pratt, Managing Director of Woodform Design. “Kevin came to us saying he wanted a ceiling with acoustic properties that looked good and also something that was New Zealand.”

“We were able to offer him panel options in a variety of New Zealand native species and demonstrate that the product was acoustically very good, was locally designed using NZ developed technology and was manufactured at our factory in Auckland. The outcome was that he decided on a combination of Aformatek® LinearGrooved panel made from Kahikatea and Swurve® curved panel made from Rimu - the result can only be described as outstanding” On its own Aformatek® Linear Grooved panel forms a very effective acoustic ceiling and can be calibrated accurately to specified acoustic needs by the pattern and percentage of cut-out in the panels. When combined with Swurve®, a diffusion element is added due to the curved surfaces of the panel which improves its efficiency and also allows for some distinctive design possibilities.

The panels can be arranged in virtually any manner you wish, again giving great possibilities in design but also very useful when considering the positioning of light fittings and sprinkler units. “I think we have achieved a great result with this project - in the bringing together of design, species and manufacturing specifications - its great to see the product in commercial use,” says Dave.

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folding and sliding door hardware systems

New dust extraction for furniture manufacturer



nterlock Folding and Sliding Door Hardware is supplied by the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY. ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd is proud to bring this full range of folding and sliding hardware under the reputable New Zealand brand Interlock, trusted by New Zealanders and around the world for many decades.

With Interlock Folding and Sliding, all your door hardware needs will be met with quality product solutions and with service you can depend on from a local supplier. One of Interlock Folding and Sliding’s most sought after products is the Weatherfold™ Coastal Elite. These proven timber systems are designed for exterior folding doors suitable for both residential and commercial inward or outward opening applications. Weatherfold™ Coastal Elite is ideal for large openings with up to 8 panels folding in each direction. Interlock’s innovative design allows maximum efficiency in door manufacture with equal panels regardless of the application. 316 cast stainless steel and architectural grade stainless passivated components have been used extensively for high corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. The complete range of Interlock – Folding and Sliding Door Hardware products are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Contact ASSA ABLOY on 09 415 8031 for more details or an Interlock – Folding and Sliding Door Hardware catalogue.

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enowned furniture manufacturer Accent Group, have recently installed a new EGMONT AIR dust extraction system in their new Wellsford factory. After careful evaluation and analysis, Accent Group selected EGMONT AIR as their supplier for the new extraction system. Accent Group have a long experience in the industry and were looking to combine operations from two separate locations to one central factory. A large selection of machinery and work processes were evaluated so an extraction system could be specified to provide optimum extraction for varying work processes. The EGMONT AIR system was supplied with the Ecopower device which provides live monitoring of the airflow requirements and automatically adjusts the fan suction to suit the machinery operating at any one time providing a significant power saving and reduction in power consumption. The new system features a large 800mmØ main-duct, modular filter unit with discharge conveyor & rotary-valve feeding a bin-loading fan. Dust is collected in a hook-bin which allows easy removal of waste. Also important to Accent Group was on-going maintenance of the unit. The system features an automatic filter-sleeve cleaning function which maintains the filters in optimum working condition. A ‘Post-clean’ sequence also occurs at each shut-down to ensure the filters are ready for the next work shift.

EGMONT AIR dust extraction systems are the favourite solution for wood-working factories such as kitchen makers, joinery shops and timber processing plants that require a good value system that offers suction performance and energy savings. EGMONT AIR designed, supplied and installed the centralised system at Accent Group which consists of an externally mounted filter system ducted directly to each machine. Specialising in wood dust extraction, EGMONT AIR offer an on-site evaluation service to calculate and measure the extraction requirements and airflows for all applications. “Correct airflow and filter sizing is critical for optimum performance,” comments Cameron Prestidge from EGMONT AIR. Consideration must be given to the type and volume of dust collected, type of woodwork machinery operating and the ducting design so that the system will perform for years to come with minimal maintenance. EGMONT AIR Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-the-shelf.

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Sean O’Sullivan and David Garret.


The Empower Software story


avid Garret and Sean O’Sullivan, the owners of Empower, went through the Otago University Honours program together in the late 80s. After University David Garret went down the software and IT route and held a number of senior management roles for public companies. Sean O’Sullivan went down the manufacturing route working for two franchises supporting 160 aluminium window manufacturing clients for ten years. In this time Sean designed an aluminium window and door system and sold it to Fletcher Building for their group of 120 Nebulite, Vistalite, Fisher and Rylock manufacturers, which is today their main window and door suite.

In 2000, whilst the two friends were enjoying a fishing trip off the Coromandel, Sean advised David (who was building up a consulting business in IT) that he should develop time tracking and job scheduling software, because while this software had been available and used for over 30 years around the world there was nothing commercially available in NZ. Over the years Sean had seen the massive gains NZ aluminium window manufacturers had made using time tracking software. Sean advised David that all NZ manufacturing would need to move towards using time tracking software with PCs in the factory to remain competitive and profitable. David’s reply was “surely there is software available in NZ that does this”. About a week later David phoned Sean and said excitedly “I have been surfing the net for a week and spoken to consultants and you are right there is no productivity software available in NZ - the only time track system anyone here knows about is SAP, a large German developed financial software, which certainly time tracks jobs and staff but it costs $1m or so buy then implement”. David then said “I think it’s a big market and good opportunity and I want to get into it – shall we do it together?” Sean didn’t need to consider his response – yes. David and Sean set about developing a range of labour management factory productivity tools specifically for manufacturers, including time tracking and job scheduling software. The first beta site and client for Empower Software was Asset Kitchens in Auckland. Paul and Jenny Wilson, the owners of Asset, and David Lawrence, the production manager,

were very supportive with their ideas and advice. The new software did allow Asset kitchens to achieve substantial cost savings and productivity gains (staff dropped from 13 to 8 within four months and at the same time production increased substantially) – so it was a real “win win” arrangement and relationship. Empower Software now has 4 main products; 1. Time Tracking and Labour Management Software - using PCs on the factory floor 2. Graphical Job Scheduling Software 3. Hand held time tracking for delivery, installers and on site staff (day start & end and job start & end tracking and reporting live) 4. Quoting and Materials Software Today over 120 manufacturers use Empower Software throughout New Zealand and Australia. Industries include; timber and panel - kitchen makers, furniture makers (solid wood and panel), shop fit outs, windows and doors (timber, pvc and aluminium), joinery - steel - sheet metal, fabrication (stainless and aluminium), structural steel, componentry - and also manufacturing of boats, trailers, campervans, contract fibreglass, … A survey undertaken in July 2009 of 21 clients who use Empower Software confirmed: 1. The average increase in factory productivity was 47.5% (median increase was 35%) 2. The least increase in factory productivity across all our manufacturing clients over ten years is 15% (saving this client $140,000 in annual wage costs) 3. The highest increase in productivity across all our manufacturing clients over ten years is 160% (saving $130,000 in annual wage costs and a quadrupled annual profit) Today Empower has a strong presence in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney and is currently talking with a potential distributor in California.

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Door Stability

Nick Jones (left) and Bryan Hancock.

Rockfield Woodworkers find Thermowood® 230 does the trick


y 2003 qualified joiners and members of the Master Joiners, Nick Jones and Bryan Hancock had worked together for 25 years so it was not so surprising that they got together and bought a joinery business now known as Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd. In the years since, Nick and Bryan have built an impressive reputation as manufacturers of custom made wooden interior and exterior windows, doors and shutters from their 300 square metre factory site in East Tamaki, Auckland. Although times have been hard in the last couple of years Rockfield Woodworkers has steadily grown meeting the exacting demands of their existing and new clientele. Bryan explains, “If it looks like a door or a window, we’ll look at it. The majority of our work is paint quality solid wood interior doors, which we supply to door pre-hangers and builders. The timber we use most of is Radiata Pine. We prefer to stay away from clears and use finger-jointed blanks. We have been familiar with this kind of timber for a long time and have learned to recognise its advantages over clears. When we got involved in this business we had to sort out a number of jobs that were done in Radiata clears. There were issues with the timber moving causing problems such as bent doors that would not close or cavity sliders catching.”

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Stability of their product is a key factor in their business. Bryan continues “Finger jointing gives extra stability to the timber, using it instead of clears solved a large chunk of the problems that we were having. It also works much more efficiently. The fact that you have a straight piece of defect free timber at a fixed length works much faster in the factory. You don’t have to sort through a packet of random lengths clears, grade it at the same time, as a clear is never truly clear. Unfortunately there is still a category of builders, joiners and architects that do not want to know about finger-joints. Probably due to some bad product produced in the early days. Finger-jointing has come a long way since and when finished properly by a professional painter there are no issues at all.” These days Rockfield are buying all their finger-jointed pine through Tunnicliffe’s. “This was triggered by us changing from H3.1 LOSP treated profiles for exterior joinery to H3.2 TanE treated product. We experience high quality product with excellent service and like the fact that the company is actively involved in product development and supporting the timber joinery industry in general.” adds Bryan “The introduction of ThermoWood®230 in 2008 is a good example and is proving to be a great solution for part of our product line,” explains Nick Jones, “the main feature being added stability. ThermoWood®230 is twice as stable

as ordinary Radiata pine. When we are asked to make interior doors with a height over 2.2 meters or over 1.2 meters wide, we recommend using ThermoWood®230 or Western Red Cedar. At these sizes finger-jointed Radiata pine is starting to have its limitations with regard to stability. ThermoWood®230 is more cost effective than Western Red Cedar.” Wood modification technology represents a new generation of timber products. ThermoWood ®230 is thermally modified Radiata pine. The heat treatment process permanently changes the properties of the timber, which are comparable with naturally durable timbers such as Macrocarpa, Western Red Cedar and Redwood. The timber becomes more uniform and consistent; it machines and finishes very well and is good looking too, having a deep chocolate brown colour. For more information: Nick Jones or Bryan Hancock Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd Ph 09 274 4698 Daan Olthuis Tunnicliffe Timber Ph. 0800 657 934

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Reverse air cleaning, rotary valve exit available on this 2 Module filter fitted at Classique Plastics in Onekawa.

Getting the most from your new cnc? – we W

hen a company opts to commit to the expense of a new CNC router for the workshop, its often a temptation to try and make do with the existing extraction system or add a small mobile bag extraction that often comes ‘Free’ with the machines. Not so Allen Svendsen from Classique Plastics in Napier. Classique Plastics specialise in mastering challenging plastic projects and mouldings for their domestic and international customers. Established in 1979 by

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Allen’s father, John Svendsen, the company soon realised they needed to be able to provide customers with a “one stop shop” and have also established sheet metal and engineering departments which are used to build the machinery and moulds required for both Rotational Moulding and Acrylic Thermoforming - their areas of expertise. When planning an upgrade for their CNC to improve their capacity to cut acrylic sheets automatically, Allen knew he needed to upgrade his extraction. “Its not good spending tens of thousands on a router to speed up the production if you then have to waste time cleaning up all the time, blasting the sheet of board and the router with the compressed air hose and generally spreading dust around the factory, the finished product and of course your staff”. A modern CNC router can automate and speed up production

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substantially but the modern ones need the dust removed at around 30 m/s plus, in order to keep everything efficient and dust free. This amount of air is probably more than the needs of all the existing sanders and saws etc in the company combined.

Schauenburg for the CNC. The Anti-static smooth bore CNC flex is specially manufactured to be very flexible to accommodate the movement on the machine head yet maintain shape and prevent imploding of the flex under high suction.

To p r o v i d e e x t r a c t i o n f o r Classique Plastic’s new plant, Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct & Flex suggested a 2 unit Modular Filter with automatic Reverse Air Cleaning for the 28 Filter Bags. The reverse air cleaning is designed to keep the filter bags clean and operating at maximum capacity for long periods – years. Exit of the dust is managed by a Rotary Valve exit, dropping the dust into a collection bin for easy removal. All components including the Filter, Fan and Filter Bags are from Danish company JKF Industri.

Geoff Ebdon advises- “The emphasis for many companies in the current financial climate is to try and improve production with the lowest possible cost, which is fine to a point. But you get what you pay for and savings will be made very quickly with a well planned set up.”

New Zealand Duct & Flex also supplied unique CNC flex from German manufacturer

Like supplier JKF Industri, NZ Duct & Flex promotes the principle of large volume-low pressure operation for filters. “The traditional ‘Baghouse’ Filters are good value provided you don’t try to cram too much air and dust through a limited filter area.’ says Ebdon. “We give you a bigger filter for the money, it works less hard and the benefit is low wear on

Specialist CNC flex in action – flexible but robust- to last longer.

can take the pressure the filter bags, longer life - saving money on replacement - and eliminating blockage problems.” Classique Plastic employ a number of staff, including experienced engineers, who built a platform for the dust extractor to sit on, built the filter housing itself and connected all the duct, fan and other machinery themselves – saving cost. NZ Duct & Flex can deliver the filter house in KD form or assemble the whole thing. “It’s not hard to assemble yourself and offers considerable savings. You can get a ‘proper’ extraction system for reasonable cost if you do the assembly yourself. We oversee the whole thing on site; you just provide the labour – 2 guys for a couple of days”.

resultant increased dust. “The only problem we had was TOO MUCH SUCTION initially – at first it lifted the plastic sheets off the bed!” commented Allen. Now adjusted, Allen is pleased that the fan from NZ Duct & Flex is removing all dust from the CNC unit and has enough reserve to cope with additional needs in the future. Classique Plastics have a clean tidy workshop and are ready for further expansion! For more information contact New Zealand Duct & Flex Freephone 0508 69 38 28 email Classique Plastics 06 843 2299

Allen Svensden agreed that having committed the budget for the new CNC machine, the relatively small additional sum for the new extraction was an obvious step to cope effectively with the increased production and

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... the right finish is the difference between well made and excellent ... the Festool ETS 150 gives the right finish Mark Stock

the Festool System - making sanding easy I

n a lovely country setting west of Hamilton can be found the business of Mark of Distinction run by Mark Stock. Mark comes with a great pedigree having served his apprenticeship and worked for some fifteen years for Adrian de Bruin, well known for solid wooden furniture, before setting up his own business in 2004. Mark has been kept in demand making kitchen and bathroom ‘furniture’ using a variety of solid woods. He uses laminated MDF as well to make the associated kitchen cabinetry. He also specializes in custom made furniture such as dining tables. One of the key aspects of this kind of work is the need to get the right finish to the timbers used. Mark comments “It really does make the difference between well made and excellent, to a standard my clientele would expect.” From the outset Mark preferred using the Festool range of sanders, routers and dust extraction equipment from Tooltechnic. “It’s more important to me to have the best gear I can because I work on my own. The tooling has to be reliable and do the job and the Festool system as they call it, is very very good especially for high end work.”

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Recently Mark bought the new ETS 150 sander through Tooltechnic’s local man Darren Clarkson. “This sander both vibrates and revolves and has variable speed to suit the material being sanded such as the in vogue timbers of the moment American White Oak and European Oak. It is remarkably light as well being only about 1.8 kg so you don’t tire as quickly yet it is tough enough to handle just about anything.” This sander is complemented with other Festool products such as a Domino dowling machine and a Rotex orbital sander. These tools are all work with the CT22 dust extraction unit. Mark continues “These Festool products are all so well made and well thought out. Take the extractor for example, all Festool cutting tools are interchangeable with this unit. Little things like a longer electrical lead, a Hepa filter you can cap off without any dust escaping, a bag capacity up to 95%, automatic or manual suction and an anti static hose just make the gear that much easier to use. This also makes for a safer, dust free working environment.” The Festool equipment all comes in practical, sturdy containers for easy storage. Mark’s factory is well organized. Quality gear doesn’t

end with the Festool range as he has an SCM Si 350N panel saw and a Socomec LN300 3 metre stroke sander to augment them. “The business I am in is highly competitive especially when it comes to the top end stuff where one’s reputation is at stake so being well organized with good equipment that has longevity makes sound economic sense.”

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chlage’s new SecureKey™ cylinder allows you to re-key a lock in seconds, without removing it from the door. SecureKey ™ Technology is secure, easy and convenient.

This ANSI Grade 1 cylinder is bump and pick resistant, offering top security with the flexibility to quickly and easily re-key your locks to the same key.

The unique blue Reset Key is what makes the SecureKey™ Technology different from other re-keyable systems. The user simply uses the Reset Key to securely put the cylinder into rekeying mode and quickly reset the cylinder to match a new or existing Schlage key.

SecureKey™ cylinders are easily identified by a plus sign on the face of the cylinder on deadbolts, entrance knobs and lever sets. The cylinder can be keyed to standard pin and tumbler key cuts, eliminating the need for pinning supplies and re-key kits.

With SecureKey™, only the unique Reset Key can be used to re-key the cylinder – the lock cannot enter the re-key mode with generic tools or foreign objects. With 10 times the possibilities of key cuts, SecureKey™ cylinders enable 10 times greater number of key cut combinations, reducing the chance of someone else’s key opening your door.

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to have every lock repinned. It’s the smartest way to protect their work, and customers’ investment. For landlords, changing the locks is as easy as using the blue Reset Key when tenants move out. SecureKey™ means quick and easy key changing, without the need to change the locks or calling a locksmith.

For more information about Schlage’s SecureKey™ Technology, visit www. or contact Customer Services on 0800 477 869.

90 years of innovation Ingersoll Rand brings 90 years of Henderson innovation and quality to New Zealand 2011 marks 90 years of innovation and quality for UK based company PC Henderson Ltd, a recognised global leader in sliding gear systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. The versatility of Henderson sliding gear systems allow not just doors to slide, but almost any object to slide providing the freedom to maximise space utilisation. The comprehensive range of systems are suited to a wide range of applications, including cabinets, cupboards, wardrobes, interior/exterior doors and room dividers, in everywhere from the home to schools and offices. Henderson is constantly striving to build the highest level of quality into their products and have invested heavily in new equipment over recent years. Their experienced research and development team ensure that new products fulfill the needs and expectations of the market. All new components are subject to stringent and exhaustive testing through simulated application tests. This level of testing ensures that their customers receive class leading products that are fit for purpose and durable. Even after 90 years, Henderson continues leading the market with the recent additions of the Soltaire, Securefold and Low Head Room ranges, all designed to Henderson’s attention to aesthetic appearance, smooth and silent operation, ease of installation and long lasting quality. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is the exclusive distributor of Henderson products in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Isands, and provides comprehensive product knowledge and after sales care. For more information, contact Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies on 0800 477 869 or visit

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Garth Patterson First FITEC/Furniture Modern Apprentice Completion Garth Patterson of Neo Design on Auckland’s North Shore has become the first FITEC/ Furniture Modern Apprentice (MA) to achieve his National Certificate in Furniture Making levels 3 & 4. Garth says his first experience with furniture was making a wooden table in his wood technology class at Takapuna Grammar School. He quite liked working on the table so when the school received an email from local furniture and kitchen making company, Neo Design offering a furniture making apprenticeship Garth gave it a go. Garth says he “enjoys working with solid timber and making one-off articles” – he likes the “custom-make” nature of the company’s business, where every job is different. “I’ve had a lot of help from my boss Paul Burgess” says Garth; “with things like drawing skills and veneer work. I had to joint and match veneers from solid wood which really helped me with folding down skills. Good feedback from my bosses has also been something I’ve really appreciated”. Paul says; “Garth was able to turn himself around from a low patch midway through his apprenticeship. He acknowledged things needed to change and he did it – now he has a good attitude, he made a choice and he’s made the right choice – he needed to find this in himself and he’s done that. His achievement of unit standards towards his qualification has definitely helped Garth in this process”. Rod Carron, Garth’s assessor says; “Garth’s Apprenticeship like most life pathways did have its ups and downs, however Garth put them in the right order he started on a high had a low spot in the middle but completed on a high, this has been a very rewarding achievement for all concerned”. FITEC is a Modern Apprenticeship Coordinator for Auckland, Central North Island, Eastern (excluding Gisborne/Wairoa), Wellington and Canterbury. FITEC can also assist furniture companies nationally with Competitive Manufacturing qualifications. If you would like to know more about Modern Apprenticeship Programme or our Competitive Manufacturing qualifications please phone Greg Stuart or Kimberley Ward on 0800 11 99 11.

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the search is on The time is now to nominate the best and the brightest employees and trainees in the furniture, forest and wood industry for the annual Fitec National Training Awards. Nominations are now open and companies have until 20 May to put forward their outstanding candidates including Modern Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year and Training Company of the Year. There is also a general industry award for Outstanding Business Performance through People Development and an award recognising the best Fitec Training Leader of the Year. “The Fitec National Training Awards lift the profile of our industry and past winners have been great industry ambassadors” says Ian Boyd, FITEC Chief Executive. “It has been interesting to watch the successful career paths of previous winners and this is indicative of the overall success of forestry and wood industry trainees.” “Past winners of Fitec awards have gone on to do great things and we’re looking forward to seeing the quality of this year’s nominees. It’s inspirational to see the best of our apprentices, trainees and companies get the recognition they deserve.” Eden Simpson of Natural Timber Creations in Keri Keri won 2010 Trainee of the Year – Furniture. Eden handcrafted a computer desk using an interesting combination of New Zealand wood (Totara, Blackwood and Rimu). The desk is functional but also elegant and features hidden computer hardware, an electronic screen lifter, hidden keyboard tray and discreet security locks, making it look like a normal desk at first glance. New Plymouth’s Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd took out the prize for the 2010 Fitec Training Company of the Year – Furniture category. The 2011 Fitec National Training Awards are part of The New Zealand Forestry & Wood Processing Festival 2011 (Winning With Wood) which is a series of events to promote the wood sector in September – October 2011. A special ceremony and gala dinner for category finalists and their guests will be held on 7 September, where the winners will be announced. The entry and nomination forms, eligibility and criteria are available by going to

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Dempsey Dyer focus on durability by design a way forward for sustainability


ood design, processing quality and precision manufacture are key to sustainability and reliability of timber products. This is the core of the philosophy adopted by Yorkshire based manufacturer, Dempsey Dyer Limited, in the processing of bespoke timber windows, doors, conservatories and related products. The company use high precision Weinig machinery combined with good product design and the two companies work in close production partnership. Both believe in sustainability and offering reliable products and service, and in this respect sing from the same hymn sheet. Durability by Design is a way forward for sustainability avoiding the unnecessary use of scarce materials and energy to replace defective products with the resulting contribution to the global reduction in the carbon footprint. Defective products fail due to poor design and in effect have planned obsolescence built in by design. The ‘Durability By Design’ core element for timber windows and doors is avoiding trapped moisture in timber components. Drainage and ventilation rebates on 7 degree slopes avoid the potential onset of rot and moisture contamination of the edge seal of the double glazed unit. Condensation between the 2 panes of glass is the result of failure of the edge seals of the double glazed units. Additional good design features include arrises and slopes designed to shed water, and the protection of end grain, which is vulnerable to moisture penetration, by sealing with End Grain and ‘V’ Joint Sealers. Dempsey Dyer commit to a continual capital investment programme in new technology, which, together with support for team training systems and strong leadership, ensures a lean, efficient delivery.

Simon Brittan (right), Dempsey Dyer’s factory manager with Weinig local agent, Simon Bridge, at the newly installed Powermat 500 moulder. The company was formed in 1977 developing timber trade products adding a PVC production unit in 1983. There followed a highly successful period in PVC production which thrives today and which has provided a grass roots understanding of commercial customer requirements. Since 2003, however, with the growth in the market demand for well engineered solid timber window and door products, Dempsey Dyer began to invest heavily into timber technology too, and chose Weinig as their production partner. In recent years, Dempsey Dyer has installed Weinig’s innovative and unique solid wood linear moulding and profiling systems– a Powermat 500, seven head moulder, including a universal head and fully controlled CNC PowerCom memory system; a Dimter S 50 Optimising, defecting and label printing CNC controlled

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cross cut saw; and state-of-the-art tool room machinery including a Rondamat profile grinder and OptiControl tool measuring stand. “We invested in Weinig specialist machinery because they are well engineered, durable, reliable, and provide a first class service,” says Tom Dyer, MD, “and they believe in giving the customer a total support service, including training and backup solutions to technical problems, making a reliable production partner.” The Powermat 500 puts moulding into a class of it’s own with a top quality machining finish at 8000 rpm – giving 33% more production than a conventional moulder. It simple to use and resets in the shortest possible time using PowerLock HSK tooling and PowerCom memory keyboard. It is quick, easy and safe to set up; has an optional working width of 12 inches; and

is ideal for providing short run bespoke profile orders to meet urgent customer needs. The cross cutting technology on the Dimter S 50 is state-of-the-art. It is extremely accurate, flexible and fast, making it possible to provide any timber lengths quickly. In addition, timber cutting can be optimised to reduce waste to a minimum. Defecting timber is another option it offers, so timber can be graded with selected defects cut out to provide the quality the customer requires including defect-free timber, for joinery manufacturers and special applications. All cut pieces can also be labelled on a label printer situated at the output of the saw. Labelling has proved to be a perfect solution to piece part recognition problems – especially where length differenes are just a few millimetres. Cutting lists are

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linked to the label printer which produces labels for each cut piece. The information contained on the label can have as many as fourteen different fields, including a bar code which makes it very easy for everyone to identify each piece in each works order - whether it is for a conservatory, window, door or whatever. The label can also carry the customer’s name, the size, description, or any other useful information – it depends on what the manufacturer needs for his particular organisation. The heart of any moulding system is in the tool room. This is Weinig’s special technical territory and strength, because they offer stateof-the-art machinery to support moulders with in-house tool profiling, measuring and recording. Dempsey Dyer has installed the top of the range Rondamat 960 profile grinder and the OptiControl tool measuring stand, which

produce high precision tooling for quick and easy installation on the moulder. And also, the means of producing bespoke tooling to any profile. It’s this high precision tooling that, together with quality moulders, ensures the high degree of accuracy and finish that differentiates Dempsey Dyer products from others.

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The Mardeco line up from left: Marcel Eikenaar, Managing Director; Sheree McNaught, accounts; Mark Rich, National Sales Manager; Bill Everett, Auckland Sales Manager and Emma Handley, despatch. Staff not shown are Bruce McDonald in the warehouse and Danielle Eikenaar the other half of the management team.

Mardeco International 10 year anniversary D

utch couple Marcel and Danielle Eikenaar and their two young children arrived in New Zealand in 2001 under an entrepreneurs visa and set up kitchen hardware company Mardeco International Ltd in March that year. Initially operating out of the garage of their rented Gulf Harbour home on the Whangaparoa Peninsula, they worked hard and within two years had not only fulfilled the criteria for permanent residency but also had grown the business to the point where they were required and able to build a warehouse and offices to accommodate their growing needs. Today Mardeco imports and markets an ever expanding range of furniture, kitchen and joinery hardware and has grown to be a leading

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supplier of designer architectural hardware. The company stocks a wide range of high quality kitchen and cabinet handles manufactured in Europe, Asia and New Zealand and have over 230 different kitchen handle designs available in large quantities. Check their website www. for the latest additions.

service and an appreciation that the company’s most vital asset is its customers.

The company has a wide range of national and international clients ranging from kitchen and furniture manufacturers to hardware wholesalers and retailers. Architects and interior designers have specified their products in various projects throughout New Zealand, and in Australia, South Africa, The Netherlands, USA and the Pacific Islands.

“After ten successful years in business, staff and management at Mardeco would like to thank all our clients for their custom. We are confident about the future and look forward to serving you in the upcoming years.”

Mardeco currently employs 4 full time and 3 part time staff and the key word for them all is

“Without them, we would not and could not exist in business,” says Marcel. “As a team we work hard to get the right product to the customer on time, every time.”

New brochure out now! Call the Mardeco team on 0800 820 840.

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Strategic planning for furniture makers I

n spite of its importance, especially in challenging economic times, formalized business and strategic planning has never been a strong point for many furniture and cabinetmakers. The reasons are fairly straight forward. Seventy five percent of companies in this sector employ 5 or less staff so “time out” for strategic planning becomes an issue when such a small team needs to cover the same activities of a much larger organisation i.e. supply chain, planning, production, marketing, sales, maintenance, HR etc. Furthermore, the company owner/operator has generally entered the industry through the trade apprenticeship route and has become an expert in furniture and cabinetmaking but this has tended to make the owner very production focussed with little in the way of formalised management skills training. In tough economic times and with the rapidly changing and evolving nature of the furniture sector, it’s important for companies within the sector – even small companies – to take time out to reassess what they’re doing, where they’re heading, why and how. Recently, eight furniture making companies have done just this by taking advantage of a free, pilot, Furniture Business Masterclass programme offered by the Furniture Association of New Zealand (FANZ). The programme is being run in Auckland by Icon Business Solutions consultant, Trevor Best and is a series of 6 half-day workshops, run on a monthly basis, tailored to the furniture sector. The

workshops will initially examine company strengths and weaknesses as well as their opportunities and threats. The aim is to identify the current threats to the industry and to see if these can’t be turned into opportunities and advantages. The six-workshop programme which started in February includes; Business Strategy, Business Leadership, Marketing, People, Systems, Finance/Operations and Execution management. Companies will receive individual mentoring including a site visit and will finish up with a basic Business Plan and Strategy tailored to the company. The programme is scheduled to be completed in July. Following assessment and feedback, the intention is to roll the programme out to other regions – anyone interested should contact Alister Murray, Executive Secretary of FANZ DDI (09) 365 8029. Furniture companies consider Exports With the local furniture market under pressure from imports, a number of local furniture manufacturers have shown a renewed interest in looking at export markets. Late last year the Furniture Association (FANZ) met with Export NZ to discuss the opportunities and the possibility of a group of furniture companies manufacturing co-operatively for export. Export NZ were very encouraging and suggested a group of interested furniture companies meet early in the New Year with a small team of experienced exporters from Export NZ.

On 23rd February a group of twelve Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton-based furniture companies met with Export NZ to discuss the potential for exports. The meeting covered; • The common drivers as to why New Zealanders export • A comprehensive export readiness check covering most of the areas needed to become a successful exporter • An open forum, question and answer session which gave participants the opportunity to raise issues, concerns and questions of the experienced exporters. The group resolved to do a number of things including; Market research initially on segments of the Australian market, look at attending selected international furniture fairs, consider working with a recognised, offshore export sales agent experienced in furniture, liaising with and developing contacts with appropriate people in NZTE. Companies interested in joining the group or wanting more information should contact me at the Furniture Association. Alister Murray Executive Secretary FANZ DDI (09) 356 8029 E:

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Skill training makes a difference I

n the past few weeks we have had several phone calls from people wanting our help finding a qualified person to work in their business. In both cases their only qualified employee had left, they had no one in the business ready to take his place, business was picking up and they were left struggling to find someone with his skills and qualifications. We’ve also had instances of people ringing from Australia asking for copies of their qualifications. Apparently more and more employers in Australia are requiring evidence that a person is qualified before they will give them a job, regardless of how long they have been in the industry or how skilled they are. Obviously we don’t want to encourage our qualified joiners to go to Australia, but it seems that an actual recognised qualification is becoming a requirement in the Australian job market ─ and logic says it won’t be long before that starts happening here. These examples reiterate how important training is to your business and the joinery industry. It’s not just about having a qualified person in your business it’s also about having someone coming up through the ranks so that you are covered if a skilled employee leaves. We know that training is the first thing to be put on hold when times are tough but we also all know that once things pick up qualified people will be very hard to find – and historical information tells us that the businesses who have trained will be the ones that will be able to cope.

Finding an apprentice worth investing your time and money in can be difficult so take the time to talk to your JITO Area Training Advisor (ATA) who will help you recruit, or your local high school about the Gateway programme. Having a Gateway student will give you the opportunity to teach industry specific skills to the student as well as being able to gauge the attitude, potential and enhancements this young person could make to your company. Once you have signed up an apprentice it is worth taking the time to use the new JITO Training Plan Manuals. The Training Plan will ensure the training in your company is structured so they quickly have useful skills. There may be times when it is inconvenient to have them away on block course but they return to your business with additional skills that can be used immediately to your advantage. A well trained apprentice gives you another skilled, qualified joiner to enhance your business and increase productivity. The JITO ATAs are always there to support both you and your apprentice and make sure you get the best out of the training.

knowledge people may have already gained through previous study or work. It looks at what they currently know and can do. You can go to (under Qualifications) to find out more or talk to your ATA.

PS. Don’t forget to give your supervisors the skills to be a supervisor. Visit the JITO website. Deb Paul Chief Executive JITO

Having skilled, qualified staff is a great asset for your business, so don’t forget to use that fact in your advertising. Customers are always going to feel better about working with a company whose staff knows what they are doing and will complete the job to a high standard.

Taking on an apprentice is not your only option. If you have staff that have been working in the industry for a long time and have the skills but not a recognised qualification we can help them gain a National Certificate through Recognition of Current Competency (RCC). RCC is an assessment process for recognising the skills and

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Dr Buzz

Productivity - what does it mean? We have all been hearing endlessly that as a country, we need to improve our productivity. But what is productivity? Assuming they are talking about labour productivity, it is a measure of how much labour for example is required to produce a kitchen. It is worked out by economists by calculating the value of kitchens produced and dividing it by the total labour cost for the industry. As an industry, I would suggest that the woodworking industry in New Zealand in fact has a relatively high level of productivity. Perhaps Australia is higher, but I am not totally convinced. Australian customers appear to be less fussy than in New Zealand. If we produced shoddy product, we also could do it cheaper. We also have a strong culture of continuously working on our businesses to find better and faster ways to operate. Given the small size of our market, unless businesses are efficient, they are quickly left behind by others. One only needs to look at the kitchen industry to see how technology such as nested based manufacturing has been adopted en masse with even very small operations, equipped with high quality flat bed routers and attendant software. This has had the effect of reducing the time and effort required to make the components and freeing owner operators to focus on sales, marketing and installation. Thus even small businesses have achieved some of the efficiencies of larger volume manufacturers.

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Obviously the growth of Bunnings, Mitre 10 Mega, Placemakers etc as suppliers of kitchens and bathroom furniture has also reduced the distribution costs of kitchens to end users meaning that smaller operators have had to become more efficient and improve the quality of service they offer. Given that in the last 10 years, a tremendous number of CNC machines have been installed in New Zealand, one would assume that now (following the recession) the industry has an overcapacity issue. It probably does. However, is the capacity the right capacity. When edgebanders were first introduced for PVC edging at the beginning of the 90’s (seems like a long time ago now), a typical panel would take 15 to 20 minutes to clash by hand. Edgebanders reduced this to a couple of minutes giving the early adopters a significant efficiency and hence profitability advantage. 20 years on however, virtually everyone has an edgebander and so to gain an advantage, it is much more important that the machine, management software and business processes are in harmony.

However, it is much more important today that the CNC forms a part of an entire business process which includes everything from sales to purchasing, optimising materials, managing batches, efficient transfer of design to the machine software. This issue of JOINERS is focused around CNC and software technology. While the machines are not totally different to what they were 10-15 years ago, the matching of machine, software and business processes is much more sophisticated and is where businesses will gain an advantage and an ability to generate profits in the next challenging years. On a sad note, I would like to acknowledge the contribution Tony Pilcher of TDC Manufacturing has made to our industry. Tony passed away while at work recently. Tony and his brother John Pilcher have built a tremendous business over many years. I and our team at Robertson and Sinclair Ltd have been fortunate to have joined them on a long part of that journey. We hold Tony on a high pedestal. He will be sadly missed. BUZZ.

A similar story applies for CNC technology where today, virtually every business has a machine. In fact there are sufficient machines out in the market now that it is possible to pick up a second hand machine for less than the cost of a dimension saw.


Christchurch Quake I’m relieved to report that there were no significant injuries to any of our Christchurch teams following the devastating February 22 earthquake. Our thoughts are with our Cantabrian colleagues, customers, their families and the community during this very tough time. Despite the ups and downs in the economy and the ongoing repercussions of the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, we are pushing ahead with significant market activity over the next few months. Formica® GlossPlusTM The new Formica GlossPlus decor is being introduced in nineteen popular stone and solid laminate colours. GlossPlus provides a super rich gloss, almost a lacquer finish, satisfying the trend for high gloss surfaces. It has twice the abrasion resistance of Standard Gloss laminates and very good post forming to 8mm. GlossPlus will be phased in to replace the current Standard Gloss laminate. Formica® New Colours Thirteen new Formica HPL patterned, woodgrain and stone colours in fashionable naturals and neutrals are coming soon. Formica® FormationsTM Exhibition The Formica Formations exhibition is showing at the Auckland Arts Festival until 20 March. This amazing exhibition features nine sculpted chairs manufactured by world-renowned architects from Formica materials. The chairs were created as part of a Formica US competition in 2008. The challenge to come up with sculptural furniture using Formica is now open to NZ architects and designers and we look forward to the results later this year.

Ligna 2011 Making more out of wood

The World Fair for the Forestry and Wood Industries; Ligna Hannover, is the biggest international trade show of its kind worldwide. If you are a manufacturer of kitchen, wardrobes, furniture or the like, the Ligna exhibition is the perfect platform for you! Be Proactive, join the Biesse tour which everybody talks about, discover the solutions to lead your business into the future!

Corian® New Thicknesses Corian will soon be available in 6mm and 19mm thicknesses, in selected colours, opening up a whole new range of possibilities for vertical use and matching the ongoing demand for thicker looking benchtops.

Make sure you are on the tour in 2011 that keeps our customers in front of the competition! You are invited to join Biesse to be one of the first to see the latest innovative processes and new-world products

Super Thick Litecraft® The softboard range will be extended to include new Litecraft panels up to 43mm, providing more options for manufacturing ceiling and wall linings, partitioning, display boards and backing boards. Partnership Conference 2011 My thanks to our many customers participating in this year’s Partnership Conference programme. We will be enjoying a postwinter getaway at the fantastic Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa at Natadola beach and I look forward to spending some quality time together. We’ll be meeting challenges head-on and working proactively to stimulate the industry with a wide range of new activity planned this year. I look forward to good times ahead. Robert Gibbes General Manager The Laminex Group NZ

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Building law reforms - what’s happening? The past 20 years has seen a lot of change in the building industry. It started with the 1991 Building Act, and the “market forces” approach of the then Government. This no doubt led to greater innovation, efficiency and competitiveness, but it also resulted in a decline in industry training and a relaxation of standards (eg. untreated framing timber and Mediterranean-style stucco houses). This resulted in the leaky building crisis. It coincided with a number of high profile construction company collapses (eg. Hartner) brought about by intense competition, squeezed margins and unethical practices. So the Government passed the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act to assist leaky home owners, and the Construction Contracts Act to assist head contractors and specialist subcontractors below them. Those Acts were a big step forward, but experience has shown they need further improvement, so they are currently being revised. With leaky homes, even though the WHRS service is much better than the Courts for smallmedium leaky home disputes, too much time and money is still spent on deciding who was at fault. So the Government and participating Councils are offering 25% of the repair cost each, in return for not suing them. Builders and others can still be sued, of course, for the remaining 50%. Amendments to the WHRS Act to introduce these changes have been drafted and public submissions closed on 18 February 2011. Although the Construction Contracts Act (“CCA”) got rid of some of the abuses that were prevalent in larger construction projects, it hasn’t done much for the residential construction sector as yet. But the Government wants the CCA to be the main method of resolving residential building disputes, so they are currently looking at how they can improve it. Public submissions on this closed on 16 December 2010 but they will be followed by a draft Amendment Act and a further opportunity to make submissions.

The 2004 Building Act (and its 2005, 2007, 2008 & 2009 amendments) replaced the 1991 Act. The new Act was intended to lift the standards in the building industry, and among other things it introduced the builder licensing regime. Builders have been able to become licensed since 1 November 2007 but it won’t be until 1 March 2012 that critical building work will have to be done or supervised by a licensed builder. The 2009 amendments to the Building Act also introduced the concept of national multiple-use approvals for mass-produced buildings, and streamlined procedures for building consent variations. Schedule 1 to the Building Act has also been amended twice, to expand the categories of building work that don’t require a building consent. Further work to simplify the consenting process is ongoing. The 2004 Building Act hasn’t yet solved two core problems in the construction industry. First, the industry has become bogged down by bureaucracy and inefficiency as Councils have (understandably) become very riskaverse, and there is no uniformity in how they go about doing things. Secondly, residential construction projects end up in disputes much more frequently then they used to. Those disputes are extremely expensive and timeconsuming to resolve, because not enough of the projects are covered by insurance, not enough of the building contracts are in writing, and not enough of the homeowners and builders are good at resolving disputes rationally and dispassionately. To address these concerns, the Building Act is being further amended. On 23 November 2010 an Amendment Bill was introduced that more clearly spells out the responsibilities of designers, builders, owners and Councils. It also exempts certain DIY work from the licensed building practitioner regime. The term “code compliance certificate” (often mistakenly called a “code of compliance”) will change to “consent completion certificate”. And building consents will be divided into four categories – low risk, simple residential, standard, and commercial. Public submissions on this Bill closed on 4 March 2011.

The second Amendment Bill scheduled for some time in 2011 will focus on the homeowner protection measures. These include mandatory written building contracts that spell out the owner’s rights, the requirement for builders to disclose their qualifications and whether they can offer a third party warranty, a mandatory 12 month defects liability period, and better procedures for resolving disputes. That won’t be the end of it. As well as its work on further simplifying the building consent process, the Government is also continuing its efforts to clarify the Building Code. It is investigating ways to improve productivity in the construction sector. And it is examining whether the rules around liability for defective workmanship need changing, so that the “last man standing” (usually the Council) doesn’t have to pick up the tab for all of its fellow defendants who have become insolvent or gone overseas. The above changes are revolutionizing the industry. When it is all done & dusted, the landscape will be quite different from what we have become accustomed to. Builders who want to be head contractors on a project will have to become much more savvy about their contracting practices, their internal management systems, and their knowledge of the Building Code and the relevant laws. There will be a lot of pressure on self-employed builders to either become labour-only contractors or employees, or to merge their businesses with their competitors to become larger building companies. Third party insurance covering homeowners for losses associated with uncompleted or defective work will become the norm, very few projects will be done “on a handshake”, and disputes between owners and contractors will become commonplace. Many of those disputes will result in the builder being disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board. Building will become riskier and more expensive as a result. ²

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

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

It is the finishing that counts Before Christmas as I wrote out the last batch of cheques and payments before shutting down, I took the time to run through my list of accounts receivable. It was a comforting to see that it was all pretty much current. The mad push to get everything done before Christmas seemed to have worked, and as jobs were finished the final payments had mostly come through.

What was looking like an expensive option suddenly became surreal. Briscoes had an oil column heater for $49.95 and even with electricity costs this at least meant we could work in the office without mittens.

A final 10% payment only represents 10% of the job but can also represent 90% to 100% of the profit. We live off the final payments so we are more excited when these are paid than the deposits or pre delivery payments.


Getting the final payment is often harder than getting the job to begin with. Clients feel this is their last bargaining chip and hold onto it for as long as they can. Major problems like a feathered paint line on a window sill, an empty cardboard box from the oven, a light bulb of the wrong wattage have all been excuses for non payment of several thousand dollars.

Yet again this is something a lot of us do but few of us actually charge for. The skill and knowledge required to organise a project is not something a lot of people have. Knowing tradesmen who are reliable and who work together is valuable. A good team can save you and the client time and money so if you come across a good crew get hold of their details.

In the most recent case it was not even anything we were involved with. The owner wanted to use a friend who was a tiler to lay their floor. Unfortunately the proper job they were on was out of town and did not finish on time. This meant that although the kitchen was installed the island could not be. There was a granite top on the island and this added to the delay as once the island was installed it was so close to Xmas the granite company was booked up.

With our client above it was the one person we did not have control over who held up the entire crew and ultimately the whole job. Luckily the client was aware of what was going on and seeing it was close to Xmas paid almost all of the final account. This meant we could pay everyone in full and so when the floor was tiled, 6 days before Xmas, all the subbies and granite company pulled together to finish the job off with 2 days to spare.

Most of us probably do some measure of project management. It is pointless working towards a install date for joinery if the space is not going to be ready, and the best way to make sure it is ready is to organise the project yourself. Obviously on large commercial jobs you can’t get involved but on the smaller domestic jobs it does pay to know who the subbies are to keep.

The Ranfurly Challenge Our Own Personal Project Heating. We have none!

For clients who are not involved with renovations that often, offering a project management or subbie coordination service is a great way to keep control of the project and is another source of income. A lot of our clients are more than happy to pay a fee to have someone, get quotes, coordinate timing, organise the council inspections, and manage the access to the site.

Not exactly true as there are power points for electric heaters, and there is a gas heater in the lounge. The gas heater does sound like a 747 taking off but it does pump out some heat on a cold Wellington winters night. However this will be our 3rd winter and we still have no permanent heating solution. This is not for lack of trying.

Winter 2. Custom Unit. At the Auckland home show we saw some new units that looked perfect. After a short chat we were assured that what we wanted was not an expensive option. He also laughed at the previous pricing saying they had over quoted and it would be a better option. 3 Months later and after a bit of chasing the new estimate/ quote came in. $23,000 for 2 rooms! This time the Warehouse had a special on heaters and we could now heat the bedroom. Winter 3. Central Heating. A new client of ours designed and installed radiator heating units. Debra told him about our 2 previous experiences and we were shown some options with pricing per unit. After a quick add up we selected heating for the lounge, office, bedroom and hallway, with provision to add other rooms later. The quote came in. It was for heating the dining room, office, hallway, and lounge. $28,000! This was still almost double what we were told at the beginning. Our neighbour had a wood burner and Sky TV. He accepted wine as payment. Winter 4. Gold Coast. Why not? It is cheaper and I don’t have to read another set of quotes. The only obstacle is our new puppy that can’t be left on her own for winter. Mind you she looks quite fluffy, and if she could be trained to sleep on our feet in front of the TV we may have a solution. I wonder how much she charges?

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

Winter 1. Standard Gas Heaters. We found some models that fitted with the look of the house and we were given an estimate of $9,000 for 3 heaters fully installed. The heater units actually came in a bit cheaper but the installation came in a bit higher. $3500 higher, FOR EACH UNIT!

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web directions

Quora The web has brought vast amounts of knowledge into our lives, but the quality of its information can sometimes be hit and miss. Quora ( is the web company tipped to be the next big social networking phenomenon. It is a peer-reviewed question and answer website that the tech community is lauding as the next big thing because it gives decent answers to the questions people ask. In just over a year, the San Francisco company has gone from being a little known beta test site for geeks to a web forum that is so popular it has struggled to keep functioning online. It has about 500,000 users, but membership is expected to balloon. Quora provides a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organised by everyone who uses it. It builds on the previous successes of other “open source” sites that are collectively managed and improved by the people that use them. If you’re a regular user of the Master Joiners website, click on homepage and use it as a web portal.

Matt Woodward is a Director of Netline Services Ltd

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

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

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

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

KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Norris Hackett

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

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

Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Bowdendoors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Whenuapai Joinery Ltd 142 State Highway 16, Whenuapai. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan.

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

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

Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email compositejoinery@xtra., contact Murray Wylie.

Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp.

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email

Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking PO Box 8012, Kensington, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, Fax 07 873 8084, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, fax 07 307 0850, contact Adam McNeil.


Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry 21 Birch Avenue, Judea, Tauranga. Ph/Fax 07 571 0017, contact Troy MacRae. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, Fax 07 308 7460, contact Mark Bruce.

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

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

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

Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

West Coast Kitchens & Joinery 2 Park Drive, Raglan, Ph/Fax 07 825 7485, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Renwick Joinery Palm. North Ltd PO Box 4297, Palmerston North. Ph 06 356 3945, John Renwick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw.

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

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

Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews.

Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@

H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Raglan Joinery 58 Wallis Street, Raglan. Ph 07 825 6789, fax 07 825 6765, contact Bjorn Ledwig.

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

Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, fax 07 895 7157, contact Ross Curtis.

Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact David Walker.

Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley.

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

S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Dave Andrews. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Emile Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin.

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

Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Timber Joinery & Staircases Ltd 27A Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph/Fax 07 575 7435, contact Craig Purser.

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

Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, fax 07 827 6329 contact Brian Courtney.

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

Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, contact Simon Curran.

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

MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, fax 06 757 8172. Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, fax 06 758 8672, contact Roger Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffen. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstock Joinery 19 Coventry Street, Levin, Ph 027 224 0701, Fax 06 368 9961, contact Murray Forward.

HAWKES BAY/ PB Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster.

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

Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 49 Awapuni Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111. Adept Kitchens & Joinery 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 4770, fax 06 758 4770, contact Dennis Byers. NZS4211 Affiliated. Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, fax 06 278 8092, contact M West. Dennis Behrent Joinery PO Box 291, Stratford. Ph 06 765 8120, fax 06 765 8154, contact D Behrent.

Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Donald Alexander Joinery Ltd Box 3186, Napier. Ph 06 843 2938, fax 06 843 2036, contact Donald Alexander. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass.

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 489B Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice. Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker. Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, Fax 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated. In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, fax 06 759 8325. Dan Holmes.

Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gisborne Joinery Limited 522 Gladstone Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2880, fax 06 863 2881, contact Brendan Kent. NZS4211 Affiliated. J & H Doors & Joinery Cnr Manchester St & Wilson Rd, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7009, Fax 06 879 6464, contact Jim Hollis. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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JRT Kitchens (2005) Ltd 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact Paul Stephen.

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

Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers.

Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper.

Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns.

Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Effects Ltd 76 Wainui Road, Lower Hutt, PO Box 38 562, Wellington Mail Centre. Ph 04 569 8997, Fax 04 569 8990, contact Andre Froggatt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, Fax 04 586 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph/Fax 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, (mail to 6 France Road), Napier, Ph 06 835 8346, Fax 06 835 8345, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly. Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane.


Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph/Fax 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Te Aro Joinery Co. Ltd PO Box 15017, Miramar. Ph 04 388 8607, fax 04 939 8621, contact Allan Dyer. Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Julie Galyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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


Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176.

Secretary, Wendy Long 185 Withells Rd, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 4340

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Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, Fax 03 308 5057, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 97E Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 021 593 186, Fax 03 385 5570, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact Robin Walker. G E Joinery Ltd 786 Halswell Junction Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Billy Nolan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Ian Johnstone. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Owen Wright. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jono Hughes Ltd 127 Archibald Street, Tinwald, Ashburton. Ph/ Fax 03 302 6998, contact Jonathan Hughes. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryans Kitchens Unit 5, 33 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph/Fax 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph/Fax 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, Fax 03 343 5241, contact James McKeown


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

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

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

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

Joinery Zone Ltd 110 Fraser St, Timaru, PO Box 223. Ph 03 688 8223, fax 03 688 8225, contact Neville Kitchen. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fabwood Ltd 5 Thompson Street, Alexandra, Ph/fax 03 448 8847, contact Charlie Paull. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grays Joinery 17 Lorne St, South Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4332, fax 03 455 0639, contact Blake Gray. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ivan Coutts Joinery 144 Castlewood Rd, RD 2, Dunedin. Ph & Fax 03 476 1166, contact Ivan Coutts. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd Unit 2, 68 David Street, Forbury, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst.

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

Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Russell Brocks. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd PO Box 2390, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6558, fax 03 455 6300, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White. Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Fax 03 202 5528, Barry O’Connor & Don Williams. NZS4211 Affiliated.

8 View Road P0 Box 1409, Rotorua phone (07) 348-4656 fax (07) 347-1798 Ray Drake

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

Benchtops (HB) Ltd

14 Husheer Place, Onekawa P0 Box 3251, Onekawa, Napier phone (06) 843-5226 fax (06) 843-5058 Simon Malloy

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

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

590 Tremaine Avenue Palmerston North phone (06) 356-9384 fax (06) 356-9270 James Hurren

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

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

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

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

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

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

Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Aaron Fitzsimons Blding & Joinery 36 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9915, Fax 03 693 9912, contact Jaquie Fitzsimons or Roger Galbraith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Custom Kitchens 1 Weaver Street, Oamaru, Ph 03 437 0001, Fax 03 437 0013, contact Stuart Sandri Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

16 Bisley Street Palmerston North phone (06) 355-5971 fax (06) 355-5972 Graeme Andrews

Creative Kitchens & Laminates 35 Miro Street, Taupo phone (07) 378-0619 fax (07) 378-0924 Phillip Greene

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Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, Fax 03 547 7778, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact Richard Malcolm. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated. Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Whole Wardrobes & Interiors 42 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

180 Kent Street PO Box 5234, Hamilton phone (07) 846-1577 fax (07) 846-1215 Allan Bedford

Lamiform Surfaces Ltd

76 Durham Street South PO Box 13-213, Christchurch phone (03) 365-0295 fax (03) 365-7560 Errold Paynter

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street Palmerston North phone (06) 354-8170 fax (06) 354-2139 Lindsay Petterson

Pro Benches NP Ltd 12 Cody Place New Plymouth phone (06) 758-2257 fax (06) 758-7362 Rudi Walters

Williams Bros (Blenheim) Ltd 59 David Street PO Box 283, Blenheim phone (03) 578 4970 fax (07) 578 4955 Owen Robinson


Ian Winkel 16 Mariners View Rd Birkenhead, Auckland phone 0800 4 537 537 fax 0800 4 537 537

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GRASS Nova Pro Crystal drawer sides allow one the opportunity to personalize your drawers, by allowing you to make your own choice when it comes to the material used for the sides of the drawers. You can opt for matching finishes on the outside and inside by choosing to use the material of the worktop on the drawer sides. The use of materials is virtually unlimited. For example: The top pieces can be covered with leather to continue the ambience from the outer furniture through to the inner drawers. Textiles such as linen and printed plastics can also be used for versatility and finishing of the interior furnishings. Clear stained or satinised glass with metal can create an exclusive and light look. Last but not least – the manufacturers brand name can be incorporated on the drawer side or on the top piece.

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Convincing performance spectrum for HOLZ-HER edgebanders The AURIGA 1308 edgebander from HOLZ-HER is distinguished by its concentration on offering high quality edgebanding with minimum space requirements. The machine’s performance spectrum has been expanded enormously with the shaping cutter unit allowing processing of postforming profiles to eliminate time and cost intensive subsequent manual work. A jointing cutter unit is also included as a standard feature to increase the quality of the edging. The basic machine has an ergonomic control unit attached directly in the inlet area. The optional workpiece support can be pulled out to accommodate workpieces with widths of up to 600 mm. This ensures that even long parts can be transported through the machine and processed reliably from the end. The AURIGA model is equipped with the state-of-the-art, graphic-based PPC 221 control. This ensures simple operation with program control. This also allows the entire machine to be set up quickly for varying applications while saving you time. The chamfer end trimmer unit with its two diamond tipped cutters ensures perfectly flat gluing surfaces and eliminates minor chipping in the top layer. Equipped with the PRO-LOCK quick-change system and integrated chip removal, the machines achieve an edging quality previously reserved for top-of-the-line edgebanders only. Located in the run-in area for the edging feed, the gluing system and pressure unit can be easily adjusted to the desired settings without tools. The shaping unit for processing the longitudinal edges is equipped with diamond tipped radius or chamfer cutters. These are also equipped with the integrated chip removal. The corner copying unit also saves time by eliminating subsequent manual work. The shaping cutter unit is equipped with a radius scraper to level irregularities resulting from blade cupping. The subsequent finishing area can be equipped with a flat scraper or buffing unit.

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The total length of the basic machine is only 4.59 m enabling it to be used in virtually all workshops. The feed rate of 10 m/min. provides for high productivity in the compact class.

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Aiku Furniture is closing down and offers for sale the following machines. Reasonable offers will be accepted. Holzher Eco-master (age 6.5 years) Timesaver thicknesser sander 900 wide (15) Weinig Profimat - 5 head 4-sider/straightener (15) Casadei KS2300B Bench Saw (age unknown) Taylor Cramp 6 stations /8 cramps per row/manual (15) Schroeder Spindle Moulder power-feed (age unknown) Scheppach Bazato 6-1 Band Saw (10) Wadkin Buzzer 300mm wide (age unknown) Vitap Multi-borer 640mm wide (age unknown) Home-made Belt Sander (age unknown) Wadkin Radial Arm Saw (age unknown) Skil Radial Arm Saw (age unknown)

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