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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2014


software & machinery selection

door trade supplying kitchen doors

LED light up




A gentle tap underneath the carcase starts the shimmering front splitting into slats that glide upwards in sequence to form a block at the top. The carcase can be supplied in three heights and two widths, in white or a stainless steel finish. The glass slats themselves come in a choice of four colours. The optics may be elaborate, but assembling the CLIMBER could scarcely be easier. The carcase is supplied ready assembled with the motor installed. On-site, the glass slats are positioned and screwed on, the glass shelves are inserted and the electric cables connected. And an exquisite piece of furniture is ready. Combining the latest technology and fine materials, the unit will enhance any room in the home.

Dowload a ‘QR code reader’ from your mobile devices app store simply snap a picture of this barcode and you will automatically be directed to a moving demonstration of the Climber in action.



The timelessly elegant classic in the Grass portfolio hits the mark with a new elegant surface finish. An eternal trendsetter enriches the versatile spectrum of the Nova Pro drawer system. With its matt black finish, the colour ‘Night’ provides a strong contrast for all wood tones and colour shades. Double coated lacquering protects the elegant look of this surface against scratches. That means stunning good looks day or night.

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love the light 14 COVER

Hettich and Hafele give us the aesthetic and the practical when it comes to LED lighting and its many applications.

Curved timber railing from Woodform Design see p.63 Photo courtesy of Woodform Design.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Andrew Bellamy writes of the importance of employing apprentices for future growth and reminds us of the upcoming conference and awards. Laminex NZ Update 14 Richard Pollington discusses the need to ensure we are well positioned as the economy improves. A view from both sides 70 Tony DeLorenzo talks about how we collect stuff and the art of decluttering. Due Process 73 Geoff Hardy gives a legal view on how to price jobs when a fixed cost is not possible. Dr Buzz 75 Duncan Such predicts an improving future but cautions to watch the spending for a while..

cabinet doors 18 Kitchen cabinet door manufacture is one of the niche markets in the kitchen industry often contracted out to those with specialised equipment and the expertise to do it efficiently and economically.

software specifics 30 We talk to software suppliers about the specific applications of their products in sales, design and manufacture and where they fit across the various sectors within the industry.

nesting today 46 The router is now the dominant machine in many factories and with its associated software has become the machine for panel processing and production. We look at the benefits of an automated set up and the machinery required.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 12 JITO news - 74 Trade Directories - 76 Product Focus - 80 Classifieds - 83

colour matching 58 PPG have a sophisticated colour matching system which can take a read off anything from a colour swatch to a granite benchtop, but sometimes human expertise needs to be involved.

in this issue: win some ‘hot laps’ with Greg Murphy see page 83

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from the presidents desk

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014 seems to be flying by, we are almost one quarter of our way through the year and all wondering where the time has gone. Our industry is really starting to kick off, construction sector indicators all pointing toward much better times. The 5 five year recession has really taken its toll on our industry. We have seen a much diminished workforce and total of capacity across the sector. This decline has been inevitable but now leaves us in a vulnerable position of not having the staff and skill to cover the extent of industry growth ahead. With the boom projected to cover the next four years, indicators point toward between 35,000 and 40,000 skilled trades’ people will be required across the construction sector. This shortage of personnel is sure to be one of the biggest factors to hold us all back. The need to train more staff, up skill our current workforce and look after employees is paramount. Failure to focus on this now will prove to be our Achilles heel in the years to come. The government has extended the training subsidy so get in and take advantage of this while it is available. Starting an apprentice now will ensure a much more valuable staff member by the time the construction peak is upon us. The recent merge of our industry training organisation has been a lot of work for the “Jito” team and its board. This merge into the “BCITO” ensures that joinery training has a strong and positive future and we all look forward to the continued high level of service that we are accustomed to. As the Christmas holidays become a distant memory, we wonder when our next break and chance to recharge is going to come. Why not book for the annual master joiner’s conference. 2014 as always is shaping to be a fantastic conference, an opportunity to catch up with what is happening within the industry, spend time with like minded people, get inspiration and ideas for your own business and have a good time. This Year conference is from the 19th – 21st June in New Plymouth. Mark the dates in your diary and keep an eye out for registration which will be out soon. Don’t miss the chance to grab that well earned break. JMF Compliant timber joinery (NZS 4211 plus) would have to be the best thing that has happened for our industry for many years. All of the work that has gone into this project has been phenomenal and the so beneficial for all that are affiliated. Now that things are up and running we all need to take this by the horns and grow our share within the market and build awareness of “JMF” brand. The best and only way for members to do this is to purchase tags and install onto joinery prior to it leaving our factories. The labels promote our product, give the customer assurance and ensure the future and further development of this great initiative. Labels are only $15 and available from Be in to WIN. The Master Joiner Awards entries close on the 24th of April. This is a reminder to all members to get your entries into this year’s awards. The awards showcase the fine work that is done across our industry, you only need to talk with past winners to realize the rewards that can be gained from being involved. Don’t let a Small amount of time be an excuse. Wishing you all a good and prosperous financial year ahead and looking forward to catching up at conference in New Plymouth. Andrew Bellamy President Registered Master Joiners

Formica puts surf crew in shade Laminex NZ is a proud sponsor of the Sunset Beach Surf Rowing Crew this summer. The crew, all qualified life guards, compete throughout the North Island beaches during the summer months and needed respite from the heat of the day. Formica sponsored the screenprinting and purchase of the much needed shade tent for the Surf Rowing Crew at these events. The Formica branded tent has some great exposure this season being erected in Paekakariki, Whangamata (twice), Red Beach, Piha, Waihi and soon at the the Nationals in Ohope. The guys in the picture came into the competition last year as the youngest competing boaties in Australasia and although they’re much younger than their opponents, they have proved themselves worthy competitors. Last season they made it into the Mens U19 final at Nationals and beat many bigger, older and more experienced crews to get there. This year they have already been on the podium with two silver medals, gaining second place at the North Islands in Waihi last weekend and second place for overall points in the Surf Boat Series. After this season, they still have three more years competing in the Mens Under 19 grade. “The tent is an important part of the competition day", explains Toni Rogers, Architectural Specification Representative, whose son Jack Morgan is on the squad. “It’s ‘home base’ providing much needed shade while they rest, eat, rehydrate, recharge and team talk between races. They are very grateful for the support from Laminex NZ and proud to showcase the Formica branding." 


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New to Biesse

Graham Dowling is the latest addition to the growing Biesse technical team with an already strong knowledge in edge banding he will be looking to expand his skills on the Biesse CNC range.

Jeremy Williams is our new Sales Representative with a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years sales experience we are excited to have Jeremy on the Biesse team.

New European aluminium machinery from Jacks Jacks are pleased to introduce the Yilmaz range of aluminium processing machinery. Yilmaz Machinery has been manufacturing aluminium machinery for over 35 years, producing a comprehensive range from basic mitre saws right through to sophisticated CNC twin saws. Yilmaz machinery is solid and uncompromising, offering an unbeatable price to performance ratio whilst also conforming to rigorous European CE safety standards. Yilmaz machinery is available immediately and on display in Jacks showrooms. The range consists of but is not limited to mitre saws, end mills, copy routers, up-cut, straight cut and back cut saws, measuring stops and double mitre-saws. A free catalogue is available from Jacks: 0800 522 577

Jared Dinneen appointed to NKBA Board Laminex New Zealand’s National Marketing Manager Jared Dinneen has successfully been accepted onto the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association Executive Board and commenced his two year tenure in January 2014. J a r e d h o l d s t h e Aw a r d s Portfolio on the Executive Board, which is all about enhancing the promotion of the awards program and securing a greater number of entries to the NKBA annual awards (being held at the NKBA Conference 31 July – 2 August). “I’m really excited to be part of the NKBA Exec,” says Jared. “My vision is for the NKBA to play an integral role in protecting our local industry and further promoting our talented NZ design fraternity and I’m looking forward to making a real contribution to achieving this.”

3d Kitchen

National Business Development Manager appointed for Hideaway Bins Kitchen King is very pleased to welcome Craig Doughty as our new National Business Development Manager. Craig comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the building, renovation, furniture and joinery markets. Craig will be working with our distribution partners Hettich and Hafele to grow the well known Hideaway Bin ranges. Previously responsible for the running of the North Island business of Artia, Craig brings with him exceptional sales experience and 25 years experience in cabinet making. Having worked with Hideaway Bins in a previous role with The Laminex Group, Craig has a strong desire to grow the Hideaway Bins brand nationwide. We are excited to have Craig on board and look forward to a successful 2014. We encourage you to contact Craig on 021 460 370 or email him at craig@ . 

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From The Publisher

Making the best of a better economy The economic promise seen in 2013 is now becoming reality. The expected economic upturn in 2014 is evidencing itself in a variety of ways, primarily with the surge in activity in Christchurch and the Canterbury region and a more healthy looking Auckland scene. All this lends itself to the need for greater efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing process. In this issue we have a look at the success of nesting and the latest in CNC router machinery and software, the key to the wood and panel manufacturing sectors. Software in particular these days covers just about everything done in a factory operation from optimisation, 3D design and business operation and management. There is a lot of choice and with an upswinging market end users need to choose carefully. Panel product is another growth market what with the Canterbury rebuild and the pressure for new housing especially in Auckland. We have some information on what’s available as well as a look at lighting options available in the kitchen. With what is now available the look of the modern kitchen will never be the same! An interesting one for me is the question of colour matching paints and stains. I had a good look at the operation offered by PPG Industries and now far better appreciate the skills and the science involved in meeting the sometimes quite challenging needs of various end users. Colour matching is actually often sought: the system PPG offer has at least 100,000 such colour matches on it’s Merlin programme since it was upgraded a couple of years ago. We have further info on the upcoming AWISA 2014 being held in Brisbane, Australia in early August. As the blurb goes it is a really good time to take a week or two off and go see the show and tack on a holiday in Queensland. This is arguably the best show (and biggest) for the trades outside of Europe and America and certainly the best situated from a Kiwi’s point of view. Have a look at their website through our Trade Shows section on New products, resurgent markets, it’s all here. Now we need to keep it rolling to make the recovery process even broader than it is. Meeting buyer demand through good product and excellent service will go a long way to achieving this goal. Catch you next time Bob Nordgren

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Have a warm week in August visit AWISA 2014 in Brisbane Yes, it is now overwhelmingly obvious that AWISA 2014 will be in Brisbane this August. Exhibitors have certainly embraced the location and venue at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the city’s South Bank and are all looking forward to what will certainly be an exciting show. AWISA 2014 is Australasia’s trade show for the cabinet, joinery, furniture, timber and panel industries. This year, the show takes place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and features all the major suppliers of woodworking machinery plus all the major suppliers of cabinet hardware. The show also features tooling, manufacturing and design software, panel products, decorative products and more. So, in addition to the show what can visitors not familiar with Brisbane expect from Queensland’s capital city? The South Bank precinct Replete with sunshine, even in August Brisbane has a climate of which most cities dream. While only a short distance from the show venue to the attractions of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, for those who want to stay close to the action and AWISA’s busy schedule, there is plenty to see and do at the home of the AWISA – Brisbane’s South Bank precinct. Millions of visitors pass through South Bank each year with its eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and cultural experiences. Explore the many other varied South Bank attractions that include the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum and Science Centre and Queensland Conservatorium. Brisbane’s South Bank concept was conceived in the wake

of Australia’s Expo 88 and has since grown into one of the most loved precincts in Brisbane. There’s lots more information about things to see and do in and around Brisbane at: www. AWISA accommodation made easy Special accommodation deals have been negotiated for AWISA exhibitors, visitors and their partners. AWISA has made every effort to ensure that the preferential hotel and apartment accommodation at is value for money and conveniently located in relation to the venue. Take Airtrain from the airport Those flying into Brisbane will find that getting to the exhibition is a seamless as it gets. The international and domestic terminals have train stations, and the Airtrain service takes only 20 minutes to the South Brisbane station that’s right next to the exhibition halls. Details of a special AWISA discount fare will be available at soon. Mixing business with pleasure AWISA organisers are encouraging attendees to add a holiday to their AWISA visit. They’ve even arranged some attractive accommodation and relaxation deals on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. It’s certainly a great time of the year to add a short holiday break – no excuses for suffering the mid-winter blues. The destinations selected for AWISA visitors and partners are all available at www.awisa. com. For more information about travel to Queensland visit www.queenslandholidays. AWISA Ltd Phone 00 61 2 9918 3661

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Laminex New Zealand


BLUM TANDEMBOX intivo design element competition winner

Christmas seems a long time ago already and we are already ensconced in the year’s activities. I returned from the UK with my wife Annette and we’re both loving the Kiwi lifestyle. Certainly the weather is a huge improvement on the UK – it seems we made the move just in time to avoid the wettest January for 100 years!

One of the things we are doing to help us get in shape for the upturn is conducting a comprehensive customer survey which is very nearly complete. We randomly selected a sample of 250 customers to find out how Laminex New Zealand is perceived in terms of service, our representation, breadth of product ranges and our effectiveness in working with our customers. The results will help us to see where and how improvements can be made in our business to serve our customers more effectively. Customers are at the heart of what we do, and this type of customer insight is just what we need as it will help guide our strategy for growth. Regards Richard Pollington General Manager Laminex New Zealand

New commercial buildings in Christchurch must be designed for energy efficiency if they aren’t to become obsolete says the New Zealand Green Building Council. NABERSNZ, which launched last year, is a scheme that rates office buildings from 1 to 6 stars based on how energy efficient they are. Minimum NABERSNZ ratings are increasingly included as a requirement in project briefs and lease agreements in Christchurch. However, good NABERSNZ ratings will be hard to obtain if buildings don't incorporate energy efficient principles from the outset, said NZGBC Chief Executive Alex Cutler.


I was pleased to read in the NZ Herald recently that the New Zealand economy is on the cusp of a five year boom and that business confidence is high. It will be interesting to see how this manifests itself within our industry, and important that local New Zealand businesses are the major beneficiary of this upturn. That would be good for all of us and we’re putting plans in place to ensure that we are well positioned to meet increased demand. We also want to ensure that we take our responsibility as market leader seriously, and we also have plans in place to support our customers businesses to take advantage of favourable economic conditions – after all – if their business thrives so does ours.

Christchurch developers urged to consider energy at earliest stage

“NABERSNZ will become, as it is in Australia, an industry-wide benchmark for building performance. It’s great to see it being used in Christchurch to require high performing buildings. But to achieve this, it’s important to design for energy efficiency, not try to add it in later. Buildings that don’t achieve a decent rating, or aren’t even set up to measure energy, risk losing value and being shunned by tenants as the market adopts this,” she said.

Innovate thinking inside the box wins a trip to Europe! Thank-you to all those who entered the intivo design element competition. We had a great response and equally amazing design submissions! The judges were blown away by the high standard and creativity of the entries. They were all so good in fact, that the judges were quite divided; which made for difficult judging. The competition illustrated how individual designs affect differing tastes. It also highlighted the benefits of being able to create an individual design - we were inspired to say the least.

To obtain a NABERSNZ rating, buildings must have adequate metering to ensure energy use in different areas is measured separately. This separates tenant and landlord energy, and is particularly important in buildings with mixed use (e.g. retail and office space). Energy modelling is a good way to ensure heating and cooling is as low-energy as possible, for example by using passive solar heat and fresh air for cooling. Design should also ensure heating and cooling can be easily adapted to meet users’ needs – a key aspect of energy efficiency.

Of course, congratulations also goes to Glen Diprose of di Rosa Cabinetry and Furniture! Your inspirational design concept impressed all of our judges. Well done! And we look forward to seeing you in Austria and Milan!

“Without thinking carefully about energy use and integrating the right measures into the design, you simply can’t guarantee excellent energy efficiency,” Ms Cutler said. “There are skilled energy consultants operating in Christchurch and EECA’s funding for design advice is a great boost. Designers and project managers now need to make sure they’re putting principles into practice to build a CBD that’s full of buildings that can truly achieve high NABERSNZ ratings. That would be a fantastic asset for Christchurch,” she said.

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Pure Vision creating contemporary spaces with Melteca Puregrain


embers of the Design Team at Laminex NZ travel to the major interior design, material and furniture fairs around the world each year. We believe that our ability to identify and talk about trends is determined by our observation of how influences change over time, not just by what we see at an individual exhibition, as stimulating as that may be. One of the more important fairs is imm Cologne, held in January each year. A couple of trends really stood out such as the ‘natural look’ and the trend for ‘wall puzzles’.

The natural look - wood, stone and concrete will feature strongly in contemporary Kiwi kitchens in 2014 with texture playing a key role. Woods are presented as the pure, simple and natural material it is. In the natural finish. In the natural colour. Laminates offer a durable and affordable alternative to natural products, with finishes such as Puregrain making these woodgrain laminates more realistic than ever. Combining different textures in the kitchen will also be popular e.g. a wood veneer with a flat solid colour to give a completely new dimension. Wall Puzzles - the classic shelving or wall system dissolves into puzzle pieces. These new systems are based on a mix and match concept: box and random shaped elements in

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different sizes and depths mix with shelves in various lengths and all come in a colour range from white to naive pastels or bolder palettes and allow for customised solutions. The trend started in Italy with some of the big brands like Porro or Poliform. We also see this as a big trend in kitchens. Melteca Puregrain with its wide range of colours and textures is a versatile pre-decorated panel that lends itself beautifully to achieving these contemporary looks for cupboards, drawers, shelving, and furniture. With its subtly textured finish Melteca Puregrain not only looks like natural wood, but feels like it too. Designed to co-ordinate with the Laminex and Formica product ranges, Melteca Puregrain blends to create a range of modern styles and finishes in the home environment. “Not only does Melteca Puregrain look and feel great, it’s also hard wearing and easy to clean making it a very practical option,” says Teresa Walsh, category manager at Laminex New Zealand. “Customers also love it because it’s a NZ made product with good green credentials having achieved the stamp of approval from Environmental Choice NZ.” For further information go to:

You can try to match the perfection of nature. Or you can go one better. MELTECA Puregrain™ is the perfect substitute for natural wood. It gives you all the benefits you’d expect of Melteca Decorated Board, and its subtly textured finish not only looks like natural wood but feels like it too. Use it with woodgrain designs for authenticity or to give a solid colour distinction.

The Puregrain™ finish can enhance any décor from the extensive Melteca® colour range. For a sample or our latest colour brochure call

0800 99 99 39

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he trend for lighting in the design of homes and furniture is now LED technology which opens many new opportunities in lighting, giving designers the power to create moods, provide ambience and atmosphere and ultimately transform a space from ordinary to spectacular. Additionally, they provide practical advantages such as energy efficiency, strong output, long service life and economic benefits. Plus, they have low heat build-up making them perfect for virtually all applications. Hettich have a range of Magic LED lights that offer many practical and aesthetic lighting solutions which are easy to install. All light systems plug together simply and can be installed without the additional cost of an electrician. So, whether it be strip lighting to create a particular design effect, the popular swing light that tilts to highlight a spot or the powerful Pady light, Hettich can answer all your task and mood lighting needs.

For more information please contact your local sales representative or our friendly customer services team on 0800 HETTICH.

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100mm, 120mm and 150mm + Tongue Base

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rapid developments in LED techn

LED 2020 Recess or surface mounted down light

LED 4013 Surface mounted directional light

LED 4015 Surface mounted directional light

Lighting with innovative system components by Häfele Light is often the number one priority in modern interior fittings and furniture manufacture wherever there is a need for additional convenience and functionality. Häfele has the right answer for innovative and economical LED lights: The Loox LED lighting system. The latest system additions have now been introduced in our 2013 ‘The Complete Hafele’, and make the use of light in furniture even more versatile and flexible. The well-tried Loox Plug & Play technology makes it easy to integrate LED lighting in series produced as well as made-to-measure furniture. Häfele provides a wide range of modern LED lights for different power systems and different designs with the Loox modular system. The user-friendly and flexible design of the modular system is reflected in the standardised plug-in connections and unique colour coding. A new generation of switches (sensor switch, door sensor switch, motion detectors and dimmers) and other system components (multi switch box, multi driver box, 6-way distributor, 4-way extension lead etc.) complete the Loox system package.

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New lights for all requirements Highlights include the 12 Volt LED 2020, a versatile light that is also suitable for wet rooms. It impresses with its evenly-distributed, extensive light and is perfect for atmospheric lighting in any area. With three light colours the possibilities are endless. The 24 Volt LED 3010 is predestined for functional lighting in kitchens, being dimmable and with its rectangular bezel housing or traditional round bezel housing, this LED can be installed in many different ways and has an extremely homogeneous light output. The identically designed LED 3019 (for surface mounted installation) and LED 3020 (for recess mounted installation) are linear light solutions for illuminating work surfaces. They have an extremely high light intensity and therefore efficient and evenly-distributed illumination. These are available for cabinet widths of 600 and 900 mm. We have also introduced an extensive range of 350mA lights for shop fitting or furniture applications in satin nickel or black housing that swivel and rotate allowing for perfect light placement with installation via surface or recess mounting.

Innovative strip lights for individual accents The new, flexible LED strip lights set attractive light accents, particularly the LED 3015. This LED strip light has 120 LED chips per metre – meaning that the LED points visually merge into a continuous light strip, and no individual LED points are visible. The LED 3015 is extremely bright and available in three light colours.The LED strip light can be shortened individually and is suitable for many lighting situations in which high light intensity is required. Different light atmospheres are generated by the innovative flexible LED 3017 strip light: In combination with the multi-white mixer, a colour temperature of between 2700 Kelvin (warm white light) and 5000 Kelvin (cool white light) can be selected and therefore the different light atmosphere can be controlled by one single remote.

For the latest Loox ‘Plug and Play’ technical information visit the lighting section of ‘The Complete Hafele 2013’ at

nology 4-Way extension leads

Multi switch box

LED Driver constant voltage 24V

Flat drivers and other new system components from Häfele


ith the new Loox generation, Häfele has not only increased the range of lights but has also proven its engineering know-how with regards to technology and variety of different connections. For example, flatter and more powerful drivers are now available for the 12 Volt and 24 Volt systems: The extremely flat drivers (14 mm) can easily be installed to the rear panel of the cabinet or hidden by pelmets above. The new high-power drivers now provide 60 Watts in the 12 Volt range and 75 Watts in the 24 Volt range. Because of the additional power, bigger installations can be achieved with a single driver. The multi driver box is also new. It allows up to three drivers to be interconnected. It does not matter which Loox LED system environment you are using. The box can interconnect 12 Volt, 24 Volt and 350 mA systems without problems, allowing them to be operated via a single switch. The multi driver box can also be used to combine systems of the same kind for operating with a single switch. This is always useful if the output of one driver is insufficient for the planned lighting solution and several drivers of the same type have to be used. The innovative multi switch box allows up to three different switches to be connected to one driver from the Loox product range. This way the Loox lighting system can be switched on and off from different points in the room.

The 12 Volt or 24 Volt 3-way distributor with switching function is also new – it is connected to the light output of the driver and makes it possible to switch as many as three lights individually and separately. Another system component of Loox is the 4-way extension lead for 12 Volt or 24 Volt applications. This is also connected to the light output of the driver and allows up to four sequential LED lights to be wired simply and efficiently. Many applications and solutions can be realised with the Loox system components by Häfele. In combination with the switches, drivers and LED lights, they emphasize the simplicity and cost-efficiency on realizing individual lighting solutions in furniture.

For more information on the Look lighting range and components visit the lighting section of ‘The Complete Hafele 2013’ at

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Panelform industries

Door traders Arborline Products

Sage Doors

Kitchen cabinet door manufacture is one of the niche markets of the kitchen industry often contracted out to those with the specialised equipment and expertise to do it efficiently and economically. We talk to three of those suppliers about their products, material, machines and method.

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Arborline increase capacity and service Hamilton specialist door manufacturer Arborline Products has recently been taking steps to ensure it maintains its position as a leading supplier of doors for the kitchen and exterior door market with the purchase of a new press and the employment of a Process Improvement engineer to ensure its optimal operation and their overall systems efficiency. The arrival of a Wemhoner Universal 2000 press late last year represented a huge jump in technology for the firm and will increase throughput of the factory while improving quality. The company now have 2 presses operational to supply an increasing demand for Arborform product. “It was a necessary purchase not only to keep up with demand but also with the latest technology in manufacturing quality and finish,” says General Manager Andrew Jaques. The addition to Arborline’s machinery lineup has also seen the company create a new position, a Process Improvement engineer. “We decided that we needed somebody inhouse to ensure all our high tech equipment is running at optimum speed and that our manufacturing process is operating as good as it can.

The new Wemhoner Press recently installed at Arborline Products.

Our product range is very wide with gloss, satin and embossed thermoformed doors and natural timber doors as well as the other products the company offer. The addition of this press enables the

firm to maintain our production balance and provide our builder and kitchen manufacturing clients with a stable lead time of around 10 days. Three months into commissioning we are very

happy, the quality coming off the press is superb something that flows through to our clients and then the end user.” 

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Acrygloss white does seem to be the leading trend at the moment but orange is closely following.

the little things that make a difference Scratch Resistant High Gloss

Fire safe micro switch

The introduction of Acrygloss panels to our range has proven to be incredibly popular giving you a superior scratch resistant quality and a high gloss finish. The new generation of Senosan acrylic is manufactured on a new extrusion line with in-line coating to give you a harder scratch resistance and brilliant finish. It is hard and ready for consumer use as soon as the protective coating is removed.

It is a simple little switch and it takes one simple tick of the box on the order form but by doing so you are helping your customers to start their fire safety in the home.

Our Acrygloss white does seem to be the leading trend at the moment but orange is closely following. 24mm and 36mm panels have been added to the white and black colours and now you also have the option of a four piece frame for glass doors. Our simple online ordering and quoting system has been designed for ease of use and lets us provide you with quick lead times. If you have yet to receive your samples please call us on 0800 50 SAGE to request your set. The showroom is underway and is planned to be completed in March. You and your customers can come and see the whole colour range of Acrygloss along with melamine Laseredge and roller doors.

A staggering 25% of all house fires start in the kitchen. Sage Doors recognises the hard work the New Zealand Fire Service does protecting our homes and to help reduce their call outs to fires caused by appliance levers being caught on the roller door when closing, we are sending the micro switch out with all of our roller doors that have an electric socket in the cupboard for free. A simple tick of the box is all you need to do. The micro switch is wired into the socket by your electrician when the sockets are being connected and in 5 simple steps screwed into place when installing the door. When the door is open the lever is engaged and your power sockets are activated. If you have an existing roller door you can still have a micro switch retro fitted, there is no need to alter the cupboard.

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uses the new generation scratch resistant acrylic film by , the world leaders in scratch resistant acrylic

Online quotes & ordering

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Panelform enabling kitchen manufacturers to be successful in their own business fantastic prices! By narrowing the colour choice a little (56 colours still is plenty!), Panelform is able to supply these at exceptional prices, enabling joiners to take advantage of our high quality and quick lead time, as well as saving a lot of money, time and hassle for themselves and their customers. New time saving management tool launched!

Many kitchen manufacturers and joiners in New Zealand know Panelform because of their Postformed (rolled edge) melamine doors. With this product having been phased out at the beginning of 2013, Panelform now has more to offer than at any other time in its 22 year history ...

very fortunate in the earthquakes, with minimal loss of product and no major damage to their building. They were able to continue operating throughout the earthquakes.

Panelform is a Christchurch-based supplier of pre-finished kitchen cabinet doors and panels to the kitchen and joinery industries in New Zealand. Panelform is a family-owned business dedicated to providing high quality products within realistic time frames, whilst relieving their customers workloads, relieving their stress, reducing their machinery investment and adding profitability and success to their own businesses. They were

Puregloss – Panelform’s newest product on the market – an affordable, ultra high gloss door! Puregloss is one of the most perfect gloss finishes available in New Zealand, available at a great price, without ever compromising quality. Puregloss has a 1mm edge giving it a crisp, square look and comes with a protective film on the face and edges.

Panelform’s 2014 product range includes:

D u r o s t y l e – P a n e l f o r m ’s increasingly popular vinyl

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wrapped range offers endless options, with 24 door styles available in a great range of colours. All of Panelform’s 18 Embossed finish colours have a matching Melamine colour from either Bestwood, Melteca or Prime to enable easy and cost-effective panels and open cabinet options. A range of matching vinyl-wrapped panels and accessories is available including glass frame doors, roller door frames and cornice. Touchtex – with hundreds of melamine colours available and numerous surface finishes, the options available in melamine can be overwhelming to manufacturers and home owners. And not only overwhelming, but expensive. Touchtex is Panelform’s range of PVC edged melamine doors and panels, available in 56 colours at

Panelform has recently launched ‘EasyOrder’, a web-based quoting and ordering system, taking online ordering to a new level. Customers are set up with their own personal log-in and are able to create almost any combination of door style, colour, size and edge detail and watch as it prices each individual component instantly. Prices can be tailored to suit customers who order larger quantities so that everyone is seeing exactly what they will be paying. The system allows them to store their own quotes which can then be called up at any time, altered and repriced and submitted for order. But it doesn't stop there! Once an order is submitted, joiners are then able to view the status of their job as it moves through the factory from order submission to shipping. EasyOrder can also be easily accessed from tablets and smartphones for instant on-site quotes! Panelform prides itself on quality, and everything that comes out of our factory door carries with it a 10 year guarantee. Being familyowned and operated means they have developed a reputation for trusting in and standing by their products. 

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ArciTech Hettich, with much excitement, have released their new premium drawer system in NZ, a drawer that is made for the future. ArciTech is based on a platform concept which allows you to respond to any kitchen designers requirements or create the perfect drawer configuration for each project you have.

railing, TopSide or DesignSide have identical drawer front drilling positions, speeding up processing time in your factory.

The new Actro Runner with its unique prism principle ensures that the drawers open and close quietly, smoothly and effortlessly to provide a quality that you can really feel.

Build a drawer starting with a drawer side height of either 94 or 126mm, all available up to 650mm long. The choice is then yours, ring the changes with classic railing, or upgrade to Topside or DesignSide, both of which are offered in two heights.

These different drawer sides and add-ons come together to create six drawer heights, all the way up to 282mm and all combinations can be ordered with simple ‘kitset’ part numbers, removing the headaches usually involved in specifying, allowing you to get on with the job at hand.

With loading capacities of 40kg, 60kg and all the way up to 80 kg, the Actro runner is truly equipped to cope with whatever design developments lie ahead.

Drawer sides used for cutlery and pot and pan drawers use the same drawer side profile, making stock management and unpacking easy. Similarly, every drawer configuration, whether

ArciTech has a timeless, sleek design that sets new standards in smoothness, strength and flexibility - this drawer system allows you to create the perfect drawer and already has won a coveted IFP Product Design Award for outstanding design achievement.

ArciTech is available now and will be on display at various events throughout New Zealand, including a comprehensive mobile display unit, which can make a personal visit to your business.

DesignSide - Adds a touch of elegance.

TopSide - Creates high-sided drawers without unnecessary railings.

Classic Railing.

To find out where you can experience ArciTech contact your local Hettich Territory Manager, or Donna Rhodes on 0800 HETTICH or JOINERS Magazine March 2014 page 24

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The word was contract spray painters Total Coatings Ltd had undergone significant change since we last visited the company back in June 2007 so JOINERS Magazine’s Bob Nordgren went to have a chat with Craig Jones to find out what those changes were.

positive changes Craig Jones with the auto spray machine from Leif & Lorentz.

Total Coatings Ltd relocated in late 2007 from their original site in Drury to a new 6,000 square foot site in Hunua Rd, Papakura. More recently the company has extended this site by adding a new purpose built addition in 2013 expanding the site to some 17,000 square feet. “The development of the added factory space has seen a reconfiguration of the whole operation with the installation of new spraying and drying booths from Viking taking the total to 5 spray booths, 3 drying rooms and 7 preparation bays to make the operation more efficient and handle the increase in business” says Craig. Not everything has changed though. The core activity of the business still has a focus on the finishing of wood based products, high quality finishes for the kitchen, bathroom and entertainment unit scene in the high end residential market as well as doing the finishing work for a number of Auckland’s top cabinet makers. They use only top quality paints supplied to them by the 3 main coating suppliers, Becker Acroma from Wood Finish Supplies, PPG and Mirotone.

With the increase in capacity Total Coatings is using their wide range of expertise and moving more into coating of products manufactured for the commercial, shop fitting and hospitality industry as well as furniture and fittings for the super yacht and aviation industry.

Leif & Lorentz auto profile sander.

“These 3 coatings suppliers all have great products, supplying us everything we and the industry needs, water based and solvent based stains, precat and 2K lacquers and 2K urethanes, fire retardant coatings and 2K water based clear and pigmented coatings for veneers, solid timber and MDF. We tend not to use products from just one supplier, this gives us flexibility when a particular brand of coating is specified by a designer or architect. We already know it’s application characteristics, especially as we do everything from stain and clear coatings on timbers and veneers to high gloss metallic’s, this eliminates potential problems when applying a product you are not familiar with”.

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Although the change to new, bigger premises have made for a better operation, there is also the opportunity to look at existing markets more in depth. The company has recently invested in new spray technology with the purchase of a new automatic spraying machine and a profile sanding machine from Danish manufacturer Leif & Lorentz. “Since we started our clientele has not only expanded geographically from Auckland, North Waikato and over to the Coromandel, but also the wide range of products we are asked to coat has become more diverse,” Craig explains. “We wanted to service a particular area of this market by offering joiners, cabinetmakers and manufacturers in general a cost effective, efficient spray finishing service for those looking at medium to large runs of product. This includes pre priming of mouldings like architraves and skirting, painting, staining and

clear coating lengths of timber mouldings for picture framing and blinds and the like. With the profile sander we are able to sand nearly any shaped moulding profile be it raw timber or between coats and are able to second prime and first topcoat items like architraves, skirting and weatherboards before they go to site. We are even able to paint or stain timber fence rails, posts and palings before installation offering huge time savings”. The automatic spraying line and sander offers a consistent quality finish in a timely manner which means it is cost effective as well, suitable for coating runs of anything from 50 to 50,000 metres. The beauty is they can process all coatings be they water, oil or solvent based. The future looks a busy one for Total Coatings Ltd

For more information contact Craig Jones on 021 201 5892, Total Coatings on 09 299 2040 or visit

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Software applications While most in the industry today have a pretty good idea of the benefits of automating their manufacturing process the selection of software is not easy, especially for the uninitiated. Over the next 10 pages we look at how some have made that selection to suit their paticular business, from kitchen manufacturing to furniture making to benchtop production.

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Darrin McFarlane

software and machinery a natural choice For 20 of their 24 years of operation Darrin McFarlane and Warren Smith of Kitchencraft had been making kitchens in the traditional way, with a panel saw and edgebander. Four years ago they began to look around at the options available in terms of introducing software and automating their manufacturing process, over time the selection of the right machine and right software turned out to be a bit of a natural choice, with excellent results. Kitchencraft manufacture across the kitchen making, cabinetry and furniture spectrum mostly mid to upper end. For much of their life that has involved hand sketched designs drawn by Warren, run through the panel saw, edged and then assembled. Four or five years ago both partners, following the move to automation throughout the industry, to use Darrins words, began looking lightly at the options available around them in anticipation of an eventual decision. However when they employed a new designer whose experience was with Cabinet Vision the decision became simple and a couple of years ago they purchased the programme They used it as a stand alone design tool as well as a parts generator for the first year before hooking it up to production when they purchased a new Biesse Skill 1224 GFT in late 2012.

“It was a good way to go about it,” says Darrin. “As we were able to become familar with the front end before moving deeper into the production side of the programme”. The move to nesting itself was again somewhat a matter of circumstance. Initially Darrin and Warren decided that they needed to replace their edgebander but in researching that option realised a similar budget could purchase a reliable second hand edgebander and a new router, allowing them to shift their production to a nesting set up. The fact that they already had a Biesse Rover point to point which had always worked well for them and a healthy persistence from the Biesse rep meant they settled on a Biesse Skill 1224 GFT, a machine whose flexibility suited their manufacturing style and one-off design production. The combination has worked well, with minimal training Darrin who largely deals on the production

side has found it pretty easy to pick up despite having had no previous CAD experience “It’s all about your mind set,” says Darrin, “manufacturing cabinets and kitchens for 25 years means we have a good idea of how cabinetry works and were able to translate this to the software. It all made sense.” “During the 2-3 day install by the Biesse team we sat down with Phil Smith from Joinery It who we purchased Cabinet Vision from and set out the parameters of our construction methods and developed a libray to suit, which meant we were ready to go almost immediately. Since then most of our contact has been through a remote server which has worked really well especially initially when the contact was more frequent. Now, if I have an issue, maybe we require a specific program for how we manufacture, I ring Phil and he takes care of it as opposed to doing it myself.”

One and a half years later both are happy with their shift to nesting. “The machining accuracy is better,” says Darrin “and takes out an element of error. The optimisation set up is great with significant material saving through less wastage. On top of this a lower skill level is required to operate the machinery and manufacture the cabinets, giving us a bigger pool to employ from and at the end of the day the manufacturing process is much quicker.” The company is only using the Biesse on average 2-3 days a week leaving plenty of room for growth - however Darrin believes Kitchencraft is about where they want it to be right now so are unlikely to push the machines capacity for some time.

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IT Bureau boys are back in town Yes, queue the music; we’re back for an exciting year ahead and looking forward to catching up with customers both current and new. For those less familiar with the “Bureau Boys”, let us bring you up to speed. The IT Bureau is a department of Laminex New Zealand dedicated to the service and support of software for business effectiveness. Having established productive working relationships with customers for the past 20 years, the team set its sights on a future of growing innovation and a need to filter what’s best for your business. As local distributors of 20-20 Design, Virtual Planner, Proteus, IMOS CAD/CAM/NET solutions, the IT Bureau marry overseas technology with a broad local knowledge to make your business the success it deserves to be. 20-20 Design version 10 is here! We’re glad to announce the arrival of 20-20 Design version 10.3 to our shores - New Zealand’s most popular interior design software for the furniture and joinery industry. This is terrific news for businesses looking to take advantage of new key features which include; more photo-realistic rendering, an intuitive user interface, the ability to import 3D models from Google’s 3D warehouse, draw cathedral and sloped ceilings in a matter of clicks, plus much more. Add to that our enhancements with our very own IT Bureau 20-20 Design catalogue/library, New Zealand texture palette, and localised support team, and you’ve got a winning combination. Subscribers to our support program are entitled to this version and future updates at no additional cost. This privilege extends to a number of planned improvements to our service for the coming year, consisting of; texture palette update (March), IT Bureau catalogue update (April) and new version 10 training. Future proofing your business Streamlining tasks to improve business efficiency is our speciality, and having the correct tools in the right hands, with proper support, are the perfect ingredients to achieve this.

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Software is only as good as the person using it.We see it as our duty to ensure that professional training and support is provided. This helps the user gain the confidence and knowledge to get the best out of our software. The ability to link your design work to manufacturing, accounting packages, POS systems or a tailored report, helps eliminate errors and free up time which could be better spent focusing on other parts of your business. Talk to a member of the IT Bureau team today about how our solutions can work best for your business. There are no obligations and we offer a free quote, demonstration and trial.

imos – innovative solutions for the modern furniture manufacturer Detail is not in the devil … at least not for businesses who use imos. As a matter of fact, businesses that use imos are used to the highest level of detail possible. It doesn’t matter what size your business is and what kind of work you do (kitchen, bathroom, office, shop-fitting, general joinery, etc.). imos is the most flexible software package available for all panel-based furniture manufacturing. It stands out through the high level of customisation, open database and seamless link between the different stages in the sales-to-machine process. Providing you with all the necessary information along the way: quotes, photorealistic renderings, part and hardware lists, CNC files, technical drawings and lots more.

The cloud isn’t the limit imos makes sure it keeps up with changes in the industry and is always at the forefront of innovation. With smartphones and tablets used in virtually every business and household, imos is now making the most of this technology. The latest module, imos 360, makes it possible to communicate with end customers in a way that has never been done before. Once drawn in imos CAD (the main design and construction module), imos 360 uploads the design into the cloud. The design is then instantly available for customers to view on their tablet or smartphone. It can even be placed in a real room and colours changed. imos 360 is also a platform for sharing job documentation like quotes, rendering and drawings. Have a look at to see imos 360 in action. Local support for global leaders Laminex NZ has a dedicated local team that sells and supports imos and 20-20 Design in New Zealand. Talk to your Laminex NZ sales rep today or get in touch directly. For more information on 20-20 Design, IMOS and other products and services the IT Bureau provide please visit our website or phone us free 0800 303 606. E: W: W: W:

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3D Kitchen developing software 3D Kitchen has been developing, supplying and servicing kitchen design and production software for as long as anybody in New Zealand, with the largely NZ developed software being used in many wood and panel manufacturing business’s throughout the country. Owner Chris Adams talks about the ongoing development of his business and the coming years prospects and a couple of lucky winners of the 3D Kitchen software draw comment on their win.

Software Draw winners comments

3D Kitchen has had a very good 2013 and the company is excited about the year ahead with Chris Adams very positive and motivated for the opportunities presented in 2014

Having past experience made it very easy to adapt to 3D. 3D Kitchens have been extremely helpful with video training also very useful. They also travelled down to Christchurch to help out and talk to us about the total package.

"We have had very good response to our new version (3D Kitchen QT), which has enabled us to achieve an exceptionally high sales volume especially in the last 6 months of 2013. Current orders now run several months ahead as the market appreciates what 3D Kitchen has to offer to the cabinetmaking industry.

“The increasing software sales volume also indicates that the cabinetmaking and joinery industry nationwide is in a generally very healthy state, with businesses being very willing to make the investment in 3D Kitchen software to assist them to substantially grow and achieve better bottom line results.

“What lies ahead - we feel that 2014 will be a defining year for many businesses, even more so than the previous 3 or 4 years, as we all take stock of what has happened both locally and internationally in recent times. It is clear to us that many of the businesses that 3D Kitchen deals with have had some hard decisions to make. Very few have failed, but the vast majority have seen what had to be done, expanded their horizons, and put in place the business tools necessary to succeed. We expect that this year will see further growth for our own business as we expand in to more and more international markets.

“3D Kitchen has a long term approach to its business strategies, and has steadily built a very solid reputation for being able to deliver what is required and what is promised. This again is directly related to the long term relationships 3D Kitchen has established and maintained with its valued business partners. Foundation and stability together with an eye to the future is key to any business success.

“As always, 3D Kitchen is committed to its own product development and advancement, with a view to providing customers with the best possible solutions for their design and production requirements. We wish all readers a prosperous and fulfilling 2014. Remember, success does not come without a clear vision of where you are heading coupled with a clear understanding of how to get there."

“A key factor in the success of 3D Kitchen has been its long term and stable sales and support staff. Customers are at ease when they see that they are dealing with knowledgeable and trustworthy people.

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I Consider 3D software should be seriously considered by anyone looking to move into such systems. I particularly like the fact that it is designed and supported in NZ by NZ family owned business. David Street Finesse Joinery

... use it for kitchen and cabinet layouts. It has improved our business by enabling us to provide clients with a visual concept of their kitchen / cabinets. It was easy to incorporate, Tony was brilliant. I had no previous experience and found it simple to pick up after his tuition. Mark Stock Mark of Distinction

Thank you for the opportunity to use your very good software much appreciated. Graham Strange Cabinetmakers


See page 82 of this issue to go in the March draw of the 3D Kitchen / JOINERS Magazine free software draw.


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Getting to know Microvellum TOOLBOX


Powered by the latest software technology from Autodesk and Microsoft, Toolbox 7 software enables you to efficiently design, engineer, maintain and produce your cabinet projects from one single application.

In today’s architectural wood-working industry, there is a disconnect within the estimating, engineering, and manufacturing departments. With the introduction of Blueprint Analyzer, Microvellum is the first to allow companies to complete the estimating, engineering and manufacturing processes with a single software system.

With unlimited access to product engineering data, parametric logic and unmatched flexibility, Toolbox 7 software empowers your shop to work smarter and faster from kitchen making to furniture manufacturing whatever your manufacturing methods.

Blueprint Analyzer will not only speed up redundant tasks for estimators, but it will keep your company connected using one software, one database.

With full 64bit Windows support and pricing and estimating modules included from the entry level design package, Microvellum toolbox is a flexible and powerful tool.

MICROMANAGER The MicroManager system gives you front to back production management tools designed to maximize both the control of your operation and your profits. Improve your overall operational efficiency and productivity by connecting the various departments within your shop. No more islands of information and no more redundant processes. The system helps you know more about the projects running through your shop, so you can effectively make business decisions based on real-time data. Estimates made in MicroManager can be imported directly into Toolbox on job acceptance, no need to re enter the information.

Business Management An organized solution for keeping track of project, vendor, and employee documents and time keeping.

Estimating & Takeoff Create more accurate bids in a fraction of the time compared to other disconnected software systems.

Purchasing Efficiently keep track of materials needed for projects and when it’s time to order new supplies.

FLUID DESIGNER Using blender technology as the design engine, Microvellum Fluid Designer enables you to design kitchens, closets, bathrooms, office spaces, and other interior spaces within a professional, modern drawing environment. It includes tools that allow you to seamlessly exchange data and ideas with co-workers, clients and manufacturers. Create powerful 3D presentations, project quotes, renderings, and animated or live walk-throughs. With pre-defined lighting environments, detailed material textures, and on the fly material changes, your projects can go from design to presentation faster than ever before.

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• Manage all your digital plans into one organized, easy to reference system. • Quickly navigate large sets of plans and save views for future reference • Analyze plan revisions and make sure that you catch all the revisions. Blueprint Analyzer automatically scans through revised plans and alerts you of the percentage of change compared to the original. Don’t let another revision get past you! • Make annotations and markups on plans and share them digitally • Automate the takeoff process using live and up-to-date product libraries – connected directly with engineering and costing data • No need for importing & exporting data from one software to another • No need to redraw or rebuild the project for production … upon approval, your project is ready for production.

Get it right first time Microvellum Software is the complete solution for Dimension Shopfittters. As one of New Zealand's largest and well-respected shopfitting companies, Microvellum has proved an invaluable tool in their manufacturing process. Seven years ago Dimension Shopfitters purchased Microvellum. At that point, they had no CAD department or CNC, and so they trained their cabinetmakers in the use of the software. Using Microvellum Software, Dimension Shopfitters were able to greatly reduce production time and make assembly easier. Today, about 95% of all work through their factory will first go through Microvellum Software, helping them streamline the production process and remain competitive. Microvellum Software is a complete solution suited to any size shop, it can grow from simply a design package to a full CNC programming system - right through to inventory control, production scheduling and estimation. Microvellum is completely customisable, so whether you need a completely one-off unit or a standard library item, the software has

“With Microvellum we can create accurate 3D AutoCAD models displaying all routing and drilling operations that will be performed on our flatbed CNCs. Microvellum optimises all parts to nested sheets ready for machining, along with cutting lists and different reports that can be customised to suit our requirements. This information is an important part in the manufacturing process to ensure that our joinery gets made correctly within the tight timeframes. We know what we see on screen is what gets manufactured. We can then easily utilise these models to create working 3D & 2D drawings for the shop-floor as well as 3D renders for clients if required.

Geoff Brown of Dimension Shopfitters.

it covered. Regular updates means it keeps evolving to meet today's needs, and true 64-bit Windows OS support means you can work even more efficiently. For Dimension Shopfitters, Microvellum has proven itself time and time again as a powerful, money and time-saving tool.

We highly recommend Microvellum as a complete manufacturing solution” Geoff Brown Dimension Shopfitters

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software the unsung hero I

n times past working in the joinery industry meant working with your hands; drawing, cutting and assembling units manually. Over the past 20 years the industry has seen massive changes with automation becoming mainstream. Automation is the key to manufacturing success for Australian joiners, enabling businesses to remove manual processes, reduce errors and wastage, leading to increased productivity and profitability.

There are two main arms to this automation revolution: • Hardware; namely the introduction of CNC machines, with nesting CNC’s leading the charge in Australia • Software; CAD/CAM software to draw, produce rendered images, workshop drawings, add machining and send to CNC machine

Increasingly the Australasian market will need to use technology as a competitive edge over low cost manufacturing countries. The ability to apply advanced technology to manufacture better, faster and smarter will set our industry apart and lead to businesses that are able to secure their place in the market and remain sustainable.

machinery for a joinery business. And quite rightly as this is a major investment for the business.

Gone are the days where any business can afford to be without the right CAD/CAM software.

Brains of operation Much time and research is given to the purchase of the right

Fraction of cost of hardware Much is made of the price of software, but it is actually one of

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But the most important decision a joinery business needs to make it buying the right CAD/CAM software. After all, software is the brains of the operation – if the software fails, then production stops.

the ability to apply advanced technology to manufacture better, faster and smarter will set our industry apart and lead to businesses that are able to secure their place in the market

the most cost effective investments you will make in automating your business. Software represents only a fraction of the cost of your machinery, yet your machinery is useless with it. In a fully automated business you are totally dependent on your software for production. Saving money by purchasing the cheapest software can be a false economy that could cost your business dearly in the long run. Price V’s Value Whilst price always factors into any business decision a better approach is to look at the features you need and work back. Every software solution is different, which can result in the decision making process to find the right software being both confusing and time consuming. Trying to compare software on price alone is not enough. The best value software is the solution that caters for 100% of your business needs and removes the maximum number of manual processes. The right software will provide the productivity gains that will repay your initial investment many times over. The more expensive product may in fact represent better value for money.

Ongoing Investment S o f t w a r e i s n o t a o n e - o ff investment. The best CAD/CAM software will continue to be developed. Upgrades should be viewed positively and seen as a sign of a supplier who is prepared to invest in their software solution and produce advancements that benefit your business. Many joinery businesses see upgrades as an unnecessary expense but our mindset needs to change on this. Upgrades are a vital way for you to keep pace with advancements in features, functions and technology that allows you to continue to improve your processes. The right upgrades are an investment that will help your business to remain competitive into the future. If you are operating with outdated software then you stand to be left behind by your competition. CAD/CAM software is an essential part of modern manufacturing and allows joinery manufacturers to remain competitive into the future by increasing productivity and reducing lead times, errors and wastage. Anne Charlton Operations & Marketing Manager Integrated Joinery Solutions Ltd

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Take the lead in template making T

here is no debate that technology has, and continues to develop at a great speed and is instrumental in changing most industries. Now, thanks to PhotoTop, we can establish measurements and create templates of counter tops, rooms, and effectively any shape via photo-metrics, using the same logic that is used in many industries to navigate the globe, GPS. That’s right, GPS. Most of us now take for granted that we can enter an address anywhere in the world, and rely on satellites, software and systems, to not only tell us where we are, but also where to go. Not only do we take it for granted, but we trust it explicitly. This technology, developed for military application, is now adapted to accurately give us dimensions and precise shape which are downloadable to various forms of CAD application and CNC machinery.

PhotoTop changes the way we think about obtaining site measurements and shape, and like the hammer and nail story, not only removes the traditional way we measure but gives us great flexibility and accuracy when compared to traditional methods and outputs in both 2D and 3D DXF, file formats.

back pack and is easily carried, even on a motor bike, push bike, segway or your car. No more any need for bulky thinline or packing sheet templates. No need for saws, trimmers or noisy, dusty tools in your customers environment to obtain accurate and precise measurements and templates. Measure it with photographs.

P h o t o To p s o f t w a r e , u s e s calibrated, semi professional cameras, and some smart tools to accurately measure and track shapes. Our own tests demonstrate this accuracy within +/- 0.3mm over 3m and far more precise then the best of tradesmen would achieve with traditional tools and methods.

Not only is PhotoTop easy and hassle free to carry, but there are no tripods to set up, no previous generation laser tools to worry about, and you can accurately measure around corners and obtain panel dimension that are beyond the line of site.

Not only does PhotoTop bring you high levels of accuracy, but is easy and very quick when compared to traditional methods. PhotoTops complete site kit comes in a small pelican hard case or

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Furthermore, when you return to work and realise, "%#" I forgot to get that measurement, don't stress, with PhotoTop, you can simply open your photographs and mark up the points and obtain your measurement.

GPS technology applied to templating.

How can you do that? I hear you ask. Well with PhotoTop you can in just a few clicks of the mouse, easily, in a time efficient manner and with unbelievable accuracy. No need to make another trip to site, no need to waste any time, and no need to stress or "fire" the templater, just obtain from the photos what you missed in a few minutes and carry on. For more information: E. P. + 64 6 952 0880

NEWS FROM BOSTIK Phone 0508 222 777 for stockists

Bostik’s Alpha Grip New Bostik Handy Wipes

now approved for use with Strandfloor

(with scrub side) Bostik have just launched Handy Wipes in a very economical sized 70’s pack. These extra-large, citrus scented wipes are great for the toughest, dirtiest clean up jobs! There’s a scrub side for removing tough grime, and a soft side for gentle wiping that won’t scratch or mark. These wipes loosen and dissolve grease, grime and uncured adhesive on tools, wipe up oily spills, and cut through tar, lubricants, ink and paint. Great also for extra grimy hands whilst being gentle on skin. A must for tradesman, workshop, kitchen, bathroom, boat and much more! 

Bostik Alpha Grip is a one-hour cure foaming PU Construction adhesive suitable for general construction and flooring. It foams slightly to fill gaps and cracks, and the D4 adhesive is stronger than wood after one hour. Bostik Alpha Grip is easy to gun, provides a reliable performance on all substrates, and sticks to wet surfaces in all weather. Bostik Alpha Grip has now been tested and approved as suitable for adhering Strandfloor panels to timber and steel joists. A continuous 5mm x 5mm bead should be applied to the top of the joists (and / or nogs) and a continuous bead should be applied between the ends and edges of each sheet as it is located on the joists. Where the tongue and grooved Strandfloor option is used, a bead of adhesive should be placed on the leading edge of the tongue prior to it being engaged into the groove.  I Ph 0508 222 777 for stockists

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Coming Soon

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sinks and HPL update At Mercer we look forward to the busiest time in recent history for the building industry as we have been working hard on new offers and on resourcing up to meet your demand. Substantial investment in capital has increased the capability of the Mercer Christchurch press plant. New people have been recruited to lift the capacity and deliver you the product required. The new seamless pressed sinkware designs have been well received in the market and are looking great in Kiwi homes across the country. Available online at mercer-custom-range is our custom sinkware service. We can make your clients sinkware design from our pressings. Rather than deliver just our catalogue range - we can personalise the product to their needs. Wilsonart Professional is a new range of HPL for commercial applications. Launching with both a warehoused selection and indent range from the global resources of Wilsonart in Europe, Asia and America. The Professional range is headlined by our Custom HPL product. We can make a logo or any image look better for longer in the confidence of an AEON protected High Pressure Laminate sheet. Perhaps a mission statement built into the boardroom table or a range of childrens furniture with hardwearing images of colourful balloons. The image can be replicated many times for small parts of customisation in a larger execution. Wilsonart Professional range also includes Chemical resistant laminates for laboratories and natural aged looking wood grains for high traffic area paneling and hardwearing commercial furniture.

The new seamless pressed sinkware designs have been well received in the marketplace.

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Wilsonart Professional samples folders will be available with supporting technical information.

Reginox Premium Sinkware continues to grow in presence and acceptance. The glass blasted finish of the Ohio, Texas & Nevada sinkware sets a new standard for a piece of every day luxury. is continuously being improved in technical and design content to assist you with your clients. We can dispatch Wilsonart samples direct to the end client from the to save you time. We hope you have a productive and safe busy season ďƒŒ

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nesting options The use of the router as a panel cutting tool has revolutionised the manufacturing of kitchens in New Zealand over the last decade or so. Over the next ten pages we look at the rationale behind some of the more recent converts, what machinery and software they are using and provide a look at tooling and lifting apparatus. Beginning here with some tips on preserving the life of your spindle.

Preserving the life of your high speed router spindle Following on from the previous issue, which was Spindle Safety. Spindles NZ Ltd is covering the important issue of how to preserve the longevity of your spindle. A high speed spindle is usually at the heart of most CNC machines and is therefore probably the most important piece of mechanical equipment. It is still an electric motor but runs on bearings and has complex tool changing mechanisms. Most spindles are sealed for life (greased) ceramic or steel bearings. They are all of the highest precision P3 or P4 quality. Ceramic bearings are now becoming common in most makes of spindle and the advantage over steel is that they run cooler. This being said we occasionally overhaul spindles with steel bearings that could be up to 10 years old. Warm up It is important to warm your spindle before use. The bearings are the first thing to heat up, and everything around the bearing is expanding very quickly from cold. If you add the extra pressure of cutting materials you are adding more heat into the bearing area before the rest of the spindle has had time to heat up. The bearings will grow in size and as they are such a fine tolerance the clearances will get tighter. This is the science but a recommended warm up is:

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2 minutes at 6,000rpm, 2 minutes at 12,000rpm, 2 minutes at 18,000rpm (then another 2 minutes at 24,000rpm if your spindle runs at this speed). Allow the spindle to rest, usually a good time to load your work sort out programs etc. Now your spindle is ready to work. Collission If you have a collision with your spindle things may not be that bad. Most factories have extraction, vacuum pumps which can make hearing difficult. At the end of the day or at lunch time spin the spindle by hand. A good spindle makes a hiss, a damaged bearing has a notchy or rumbly noise. The larger spindles can handle worn or damaged bearings better than the smaller ones so if you think the spindle is damaged after a collision, plan it in to your work schedule. The smaller spindles (4kW and under) usually have cheap housings and if left with noisy bearings can easily spin in the housing causing expensive rebushing repairs. How fast should I run 15,000, 18,000, 24000? Tooling manufacturers will tell you what the tools can run at but spindles are all different. Listen to it. Spindles are fed by High Frequency and even without tooling can have strange harmonics at different speeds. We often test spindles and sometimes a spindle can be ‘sweet as’ at 17,900rpm and

then at 18,000rpm sound totally different. If you have manual spindle speed override try it yourself. It will even give you a better finish. Clean the ISO taper Every so often check the inside of the taper on the spindle. Most spindles mark inside and with some scotchbrite and a bit of care they can be easily cleaned. Some spindle leave marks which look like rust, but it isn’t. Some factories are just prone to moisture. The air cleaning blast which comes down the middle of the spindle MUST BE clean dry air. It should not be lubricated by the CNC and should ideally go through an air dryer. Some spindles we have for repair are from just this issue. Check the cooling vents SCM spindles cool their spindles with extraction. This a great idea but this can be an area which is prone to off cuts blocking air flows. We recommend a look up the spindle every week and to clear if necessary. Depending on the material you cut most other spindles can be quickly cleaned with a blast of air down the cooling vents.

Jon Escreet

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Weeke 100/480 standard

Matrix pro table showing optional clamping elements, and pop up stops

HSK 9kW HSK routing spindle as standard

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eeke are CNC specialists, and part of the Homag Group – the world leader in panel processing machinery. The Vantage 100/480 offers quality and capacity for newcomers to CNC processing, with many features considered to be premium options by others fitted as standard. As well as the perfect machine for optimised nesting for cabinet shops, this CNC will also cut various plastic materials and aluminium with the greatest precision and is ideal for filigree routing work and very fine engraving. The Vantage 100 series is also available as a fully integrated nesting cell with loading, unloading and label printing.

• HSK tool holders as standard, and hybrid ceramic bearings in the spindle increase performance and rigidity, giving a superior edge finish. • The X & Y-axis run on a double toothed helical rack & pinion drive to assist in the reduction of backlash. • The Z-axes runs on a high pitch ball screw system. Maintenance free motors with high resolution optical encoders ensure high accuracy. • The dual digital X axis drives are synchronised to help achieve the highest movement precision and processing accuracy.

The strengths of the Vantage 100/480

Long working life – Sealed linear guides to maximise the life of bearings, fully enclosed drag chains to protect electrical cabling from damage, and an air-conditioned electrical cabinet reduces repairs and maintenance, increasing the working life of the machine. Extra features like these demonstrate the attention to detail that goes into Weeke’s CNC design.

Speed – While the cutting speed of a CNC is generally determined by the tooling, the efficiency gain on a Weeke comes from twin digital servo drives delivering a great vector speed, up to 96m/min, and very fast tool changing. So the Weeke can spend more time cutting and drilling. 100% German Quality – Engineered and built to last in Germany, still the powerhouse of Europe. Great finish and build quality – ‘Heavy duty construction’ is often a cliché in the machinery sales world, but when compared to others the Weeke is without a doubt the heavy-duty offering, and at least twice the weight of its nearest competitor.

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Safety as standard – Robust fencing, light barriers, electronic monitoring of all stops, plus automatic tool loading and measuring add up to excellent operator safety. Energy efficiency – Weeke use Busch-Mink dry running rotary claw pumps which save thousands of dollars in power consumption and maintenance costs over the life span of the machine in comparison to standard rotary vane

pumps. Also, an energy saving mode on the controller can automatically shut down drives and pumps when not processing. Versatility with a Matrix ProTable as standard. Use it as a simple vacuum bed with the included 30m of rubber sealing, utilise clamping templates, or make use of the various optionally available vacuum cups. The working area of the machine can be reached with all processing tools without restriction. Simple and flexible software and hardware. The PC85 control system provides an integrated hardware and software solution, including the capacity for online assistance and diagnostics. A UPS for the PC is included as standard, as is a hand held remote terminal. The software package supplied with the controller PC features WoodWop, Tool Database, production list software, machine data recording as well as 3D simulation and look-ahead technology. A suite of software for office use is also provided, and Weeke CNCs are being used with all common design software programs in use in New Zealand.

Weeke is supplied and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks

Create-a-Kitchen move to nesting


stablished just five years ago, Create-a-Kitchen has built up a strong business, particularly amongst Auckland’s Asian community. With a vibrant advertising presence within Chinese media and publications, and benefiting from the increased migrant flows to Auckland and the Waikato, the company has just significantly increased its manufacturing capacity by investing in a Vantage 100 480 – a nesting machine from German CNC specialists Weeke, part of the Homag Group.

Production capability and speed have been factor in Create-aKitchen’s decision about which CNC to invest in, and the Weeke’s 96m/min vector speed is fast.

As factory through put grew, nesting was the obvious step to increase production. “We had already been using PRO100 design software to produce images for our customers” says General Manager Kenneth Chen, “so it was a simple step to take our designs to the next step – through to a CNC.”

Given the experience they already had with the other Homag Group machines (including a Brandt edgegbander and Homag beamsaw), the Weeke was an easy choice. The Homag Group theme continues with another Brandt edgebander due for installation very soon.

“We needed fast, accurate production to keep up with demand” says Evan Pan, Business Development Manager. Equally important was the quality of work required. “With much of our work coming from recommendations or via builders, maintaining the consistency of our products is important” says Evan. Kenneth Chen and Create-a-Kitchen had been looking at CNC for a few years.

While the market is buoyant, Kenneth has exciting plans for the company’s continued expansion, including a new showroom. But he’s planning growth carefully and sustainably. “We had been looking at CNC for a few years, but until recently we couldn’t

justify the cost” he explains. “But with a growing demand, and now our increased capacity with the Weeke and nesting, we are now in a strong position to build on our reputation and grow our business through the region.” 

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John Fleet from Machines R Us with a specialised Woodwise Technology router which he recently installed for an exhibition equipment manufacturer.

You know what you want and it’s special While todays joinery businesses are embracing the move to CNC production especially with nested based machines other sectors are also moving forward with technology. Two installations completed recently by Machines R Us demonstrate the diversity of businesses looking to technology to improve their quality and productivity. When an Auckland based company involved in the supply of exhibition equipment were looking for a suitable replacement for their aging flat bed, one problem encountered was the push from other machinery suppliers to purchase standard production machines such as those used in kitchen or cabinet manufacturing and adapt the products to suit the CNC. Says John Fleet from Machines R Us. “When the client approached us we knew from the outset that they had considerable experience in using a CNC and had specific requirements for the new machine. Rather than trying to reverse engineer the clients own product we were able to offer a customised solution from Taiwan based supplier Woodwise Technology which took care of all current manufacturing and was also specified with future product development in mind .� It is a special machine in that it has the capacity to accept five 1200 x 2400 sheets at a time or sheets up to 6500 mm x 2500 mm. It is more

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utility canopies and other fibreglass products, the customer had used a standard type 3 axis machine for some time and had pretty firm ideas on what the new machine needed to be capable of. The bed size of 3000 mm x 2500 mm was important as was the 1000 mm working stroke for the Z axis. The machine produces moulds for the companies fibreglass products. This machine can also be ordered with a 6th rotary axis if required.

The 1m working stroke on the Z axis was required for fibreglass moulds of utility canopies.

Both Woodwise machines have been working for some time now and are proving to be reliable workhorses designed for the customers specific needs.

than just a nesting machine it also has an extra high Z axis allowing 3D work to be carried out. In doing 3D work it is also necessary at times to run the machine overnight as some programs can run for an extended period. A second specialised machine installed is the latest 5 axis from Woodwise Technology. Ordered by a fibreglass company supplying

For more information on specialised CNC machinery please contact John Fleet at Machines R Us on 09 820 9486

the success of nesting depends on Cutters


he success of “nesting” as the cost efficient way to process cabinet components has spawned many major developments e.g. faster machinery, faster and simpler programming, advanced methodology and new advanced tooling specially designed to ensure the operator is able to produce at maximum efficiency all the time. Better consistent edge finishes at ever higher feed rates are being constantly achieved by optimized tool designs. There are new material grades specially formulated for MDF/Melamine, Chipboard/ Melamine, Plywood/Melamine and HPL boards, and this, combined with improved cutter edge designs and specialised coatings all work together to give ever faster production speeds and efficiencies. SOLID TUNGSTEN CARBIDE V’s PCD (Polychrystalline Diamond Tipped) Tungsten Carbide remains the material of preference for nesting largely because of the fact that much greater productivity per hour can be achieved with it. PCD, while giving greater longevity, is considerably more expensive and can only hope to achieve half the production speeds of

an advanced tungsten carbide cutter. This is because that the high speed cutting geometry of a carbide cutter simply cannot be replicated on PCD. However, if cutting speed is not as big an issue as longevity or if severe abrasion is a problem, you’re best to try PCD. The smallest PCD compression spiral suitable for nesting has 12mm diameter. With carbide it is 6mm diameter. CUTTER DESIGNS There are a considerable number of advances in tool design, largely spearheaded by ONSRUD CUTTER’S research and development team with experimentation and trials in their own purpose built R+D facility in Waukegan, Illinois. Their original design of a compression cutting bit, since copied the world over, remains the cornerstone of nesting. However, there have been many enhancements and improvements that further set this company at the forefront, such as Dual Core, Maxlife, Marathon to name a few.

Dual Core Compression A unique integration of two carbide types; a tougher carbide core which makes the cutter more resilient and a much harder outer carbide shell at the cutting edge. Designed for extremely fast feed rate and high cutting pressure. Marathon Compression The longest running carbide tool in the World! Marathon is the name given to a special coating applied to the tungsten carbide to give an even harder cutting edge, at the same time reducing destructive heat at the cutting edge and lubricating the cutter. Chipbreaker/ Finisher Compression These tools are absolutely brilliant for ply. Their fast cutting, excellent finish and quietness sets them apart from all other cutters in the market. Even in laminated ply, there’s no fluffing and no chipping. 

Maxlife Compression The bestselling range. A special micrograin tungsten carbide for cutting MDF and particle board designed specifically to cope with the abrasive layers in man made board and to give maximum edge life.

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Nested based here to stay


ver the last decade nested based manufacturing has become the preferred model for many involved in the manufacturing of kitchen cabinet componentry. For many the move from panel saw to nested based was a logical step to make: with lots of small to medium sized business clients here in New Zealand it offered the manufacturer the flexibility to switch from job to job and produce a range of shorter production runs quickly and efficiently for such clients. Key to this approach has been CNC flatbed router technology. JOINERS Magazine spoke to a leading kitchen cabinet maker on Auckland’s North Shore who switched to nested based some 18 months ago and asked what drove their decision to change. Interestingly, while speed, efficiency and accuracy were important in the process of optimising each board cut, so was the ability to perform simple tasks effectively.

“We went for the CNC router from Proform for a couple of key reasons: firstly, it was a robust machine that could stand the pace of performing simple but repetitive optimising and cutting. In our operation we didn’t need all the bells and whistles even though we could have had them. We have had it now for well over a year and its reliability has been impressive. The gantry style is ideal for processing MDF and particle board as well as solid wood. Secondly, the service from Steve (Fifield) from Proform was and is very good: the machine was commissioned in less than two days and the training for its use was effective and quick. Thirdly and just as important, it was priced right to provide a cost effective machining solution.” “For the processing of our panel product we use Cabinet Vision software that is linked direct to the PC control for the router.”

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The Proform CNC Router (28/13) has been around for some time now and is industry proven.

This essential characteristic of nested manufacturing - linking software to CNC machine – is the underpinning to the revolution in kitchen and cabinetmaking, it makes the whole process of manufacturing quick and cost effective. And if it is space that is a concern, all you need for the Proform AT 28/13 (or the 25/13 version) is about 4 metres by 3

metres for the flatbed, PC control unit and the associated vacuum pump. For more information about CNC routers for your business talk to Steve Fifield at Proform on 04 526 8589 or proform@

increase efficiency Vacuum Lifters in the door manufacturing industry The Bichler Türen carpentry workshop uses vacuum tube lifters from Schmalz when handling wooden boards and doors. This allows the ten-man operation to load its machining tools ergonomically and quickly. Every door is one-of-a-kind – that is Bichler’s promise. The carpentry workshop is located in Bavaria, Germany. Over the last two generations, master joiners Josef Bichler Jr. and Markus Bichler have turned the carpenter’s and joiner’s workshop, which was founded in 1949, into one of the largest door manufacturers in the region producing between 1,500 and 2,000 doors per year. In order to meet their customers’ high standards while at the same time increase efficiency Bichler decided to invest in modern manufacturing technology a few years ago. First they purchased an edge banding machine, then a CNC machining center and a panel saw. They quickly realized that they needed to optimize the loading process as well and decided to purchase two vacuum tube lifters JumboErgo from Schmalz to load the panel saw and the CNC machining center, after being convinced of the many advantages of the ergonomic vacuum lifting devices. Two challenges, one solution The vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo features modular design and can be used flexibly for handling tasks of up to 300 kg. It consists primarily of its trademark blue lift tube, an operator handle, a suction pad and a vacuum generator. The flexible modular system allowed system consultants from Schmalz to create an optimal solution for both challenges at Bichler. A vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo 300 with a four head suction pad was installed for loading the panel saw. The thick wooden boards used are up to 2100 x 5200 x 100 millimeters in size and weigh up to 250 kilograms. They are taken from the high-rack storage area with a fork lift and transported directly to the saw. The employee uses the tube lifter to take the board from the stack and place it on the machining table, where they are cut into two or more door leaves depending on their size. The carpenters then use these door leaves to create the finished, personalized doors for the customer. On the CNC machining center, the rebates for rubber seals, cables, bolts and impact protection are milled. Here, the carpentry workshop uses the vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo 140 to handle the doors, which weigh around 100 kg. The JumboErgo is equipped with a four head suction pad with an additional linear rail, which allows the gripper to be adjusted quickly and easily to fit the various dimensions, even when handling doors with small window panels and narrow frames.

Using the JumboErgo, the doors can be placed on the machining table for the final manufacturing steps without sliding and without becoming scratched.

Each tube lifter is attached to a jib crane from Schmalz with five and six meter long crane rails, which are made of aluminum and can be moved easily and precisely thanks to their light weight. Ergonomic lifting, safe handling The employees were immediately impressed with how easy it was to operate the tube lifter. The heavy, dense wooden boards and doors can now be lifted without physical strain and without the risk of back injuries. Since the machines can be loaded as part of the normal work process, it also saves a significant amount of time and doesn’t require the assistance of a second employee. The vacuum lifting device also features a major advantage when loading the machining center. “At this point, the doors are essentially finished and so it’s important that they are not damaged during handling. With the Schmalz lifter, they can be laid horizontally onto the machine without having to slide them,” says Klaus Bichler. Previously that was not possible, in particular with very wide doors. At Bichler, they know that in Schmalz, they have found the right partner for optimizing their handling processes. Before, every individual door had to be manually handled at least ten times before it was complete, now they are manufactured more efficiently in fewer steps. Schmalz is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Millsom Materials Handling Ph: +61 3 9720 7966 E-mail: Web: New Zealand agent FDS Vacuum Ph: 09 479 6960

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Truth comes to town


he range of window and door components from Truth Hardware is known the world over for its quality and reliability. The American manufactured products for casement and awning windows, doors, patio doors and skylights has gained this reputation over many years and will soon be available through Schlegel in New Zealand. Recently Tyman plc, a UK quoted company, announced the acquisition of Truth Hardware Inc to add to its established door and window component brands of Amesbury, Grouphomesafe and Schlegel. As a direct result, the extensive Truth range will be offered by Schlegel across both Australia and New Zealand from the first quarter of 2014. Amongst the Truth range that will be available are its Nexus Multi-Point Locking System, Maxim Casement Stays, Encore Window Operators, Maxim & Homegard Sash Locks, and Truth Skylight Operators. For more information on any part of the Truth range go to or ask your local Schlegel Territory Manager, Owen O’Meagher at owen.omeagher@ or +64 214 732 55. Truth Hardware will complement the door and window hardware products already available from Schlegel. The company recently added a number of new products for doors, casement and sash windows, including a new 13mm super boost spiral balance and new hardware for bi-folding doors. Schlegel recently celebrated 50 years of manufacturing in Australia and New Zealand and are Australia’s first and now only manufacturer of woven pile weatherseals.

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fresh air at Datum Projects E

stablished two years ago, shopfitters Datum Projects have quickly grown to a staff of 15 whilst gathering a strong reputation for integrity. In addition to his own substantial industry experience both in New Zealand and the UK, Director Seth Gleeson has put together a management team rich with knowledge and ability. Based in Glenfield the company has already established ongoing relationships with Telecom, Timberland, Just Cuts and T & T, and projects keep coming from their strong network of referrers. Integral to Datum Projects’ strategy for growth is “a commitment to quality, reliability and efficient but good natured project management” explains Seth. “We aim to be one of the top five shopfitters in the country, so we are focusing on building relationships with a variety of clients, and ensuring they know our quality, and commitment.” The way the company values its staff and customers is evident right across the business, from clear statements on their website to a commitment to having an apprentice on the workshop floor. And the latest machinery purchase – a Micronair EC4 extractor – continues that theme, ensuring employees are working in the cleanest possible environment. “We’ve been using the traditional bag units for extraction” says Seth. “But we recently invested in a CNC, and when I went to Jacks to discuss extraction I quickly realised that a Micronair would be a sensible investment.” Australian-made, the Micronair range of extractors meet the most stringent clean-air regulations, and are extremely efficient. With models suited to indoor or outdoor use, and features such as fully automated inverter fan speed management (variable speed drive control) and auto shut-off gate options, they provide very fine filtration and huge energy savings. What’s more they have a very small machine footprint, and are extremely simple to empty, utilising either a wheelie bin or skip.

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Apprentice Nelson Watkins empties the wheelie bin from the Micronair EC4 supplied by Jacks.

“Cleaner air means a healthier environment for the manufacturing team, and why wouldn’t you want that? The air is significantly better in our workshop and emptying the unit is easy. It’s also reassuring to know the Micronair is easily compliant with Health and Safety regs” says Seth. As well as the benefits of cleaner air and compliance, Seth also points to a couple of other factors in his decision to go with Micronair. “While the EC4 deals with the fine dust from panel saws and CNC we’ve been able to re-use our bag units where they’re more effective – one is now dedicated to the Brandt edgebander where fine dust isn’t a problem.”

Seth has also been thinking ahead: “As we grow we’ll eventually have to find new premises, and I know the EC4 is easily relocated, or we’d get excellent resale value. But I’d rather relocate the existing unit and buy a bigger unit as well – and use Micronair for the whole workshop.” Such forward thinking, along with a sound growth plan and commitment to quality suggests Datum Projects are headed for even greater success. 


NaturaStone secures quality fabricators “The key to NaturaStone’s success is going to be the quality of fabricators we choose” says Phil Attwell, Business Development Manager for NaturaStone at Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd. “We intend to be a dominant player in the engineered stone market in New Zealand and we are going to work hard with our fabricator partners to ensure the product is professionally represented, fabricated and installed. We believe we have a quality product backed by a responsible supplier and we want this value to continue right through the supply chain to the installed outcome.” Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd is pleased to confirm the first committed fabricators for NaturaStone and has been delighted with the feedback from many of the interested businesses Phil Attwell has been talking to. “Trial fabrications have been excellent with feedback about how easy the product is to use and handle and the finished product simply looks great. “There are a few questions about some experiences in the market with alternative brand predecessors but NauraStone simply ticks all the boxes,” enthuses Phil.

The team behind Hastings Laminate ... from left: Mark (director), Dale, Scott, Stefan, Phil, Grant (director) and Nick.

Hastings Laminate Ltd The Hawke’s Bay specialist in laminate and solid surface fabrication has over 100 years combined industry experience under one roof! Hastings Laminate is owned by Mark & Grant Eyles who purchased it from their parents, and supplies bench tops throughout the Hawke’s Bay, Central Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Wellington. They are experienced in supplying to kitchen and joinery companies, education contracts, commercial joinery contracts and retirement villages. They have an LT55-XL laser templator which is a time saving and accurate solution to traditional templating and, with their CNC manufacturing, ensures their tops are a quality precision fit. A members of the Master Joiners Association, they pride themselves on great product and great service, including a spacious showroom which allows clients to visit, browse and discuss projects. A1 Benchworx Ltd While A1 Benchworx Ltd has been running for just four and a half years its staff have a combined experience in the industry of over 80 years. Owners Warren and Sally Brown started out on Warren’s father’s property in small premises at Orapi, Tauranga. They quickly outgrew that and have now moved for the second time into a much larger building in Greerton offering more space to take on a greater range of work and employ more staff to handle the increasing work load. A1 Benchworx has quickly become a “preferred fabricator” for business in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Coromandel, Waikato and even further afield into Auckland. The business specialises in pressing and post forming all high pressure laminates, solid surface and engineered stone for the kitchen and joinery, commercial joinery and building & construction industries.


CONTACT US NOW Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd Phone + 64 9 838 3000 Fax + 64 9 838 3001

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magic at your fingertips One of the most important functions any paint manufacturer (and through them, their distributors) can perform for its clientele is to accurately reproduce an existing colour on demand. In a world of countless hues, tints and colours how well this is done is proving to be an important service that can be a real point of difference. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Mark Pycroft, National Sales Manager for PPG Industries and Peter Crispin from Wairau Paints, the main distributor of PPG paints in Auckland about how PPG has addressed the question of colour matching particularly for the wood finishing industry. PPG Industries is the largest global manufacturer of coatings and products and consequently is a significant supplier of finishes in the New Zealand market. Of particular interest is the wood coating market colour mixing system which has been a market leader for some twenty years. “It’s interesting to note that the system we use has its roots from the automotive industry where colour matching is of course quite crucial” comment Mr Pycroft. “The system is an innovative combination of technology and expert human input. At the heart of the system is the mixing of colours using weight rather than the more commonly used volumetric approach. “This is significantly more accurate enabling the user to weigh down to 0.01gm. This gives us the confidence to consistently achieve accurate colour reproduction in all sizes from as low as 100 mls up to 20 litres.” What about determining the correct colour in the first place? The technology to do this has been around for a wee while now. It’s

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called a spectrophotometer. This is the bit that came from the automotive industry. The device measures intensity as a function of the light source wavelength. In other words it can break down the wavelengths reflected from a sample into its component colours down to three decimal places. That makes for really accurate measurements. All this information can then be stored for future use. PPG has an in house software package called Merlin, which underwent a major upgrade back in 2010 to enhance its user friendly approach. Merlin has evolved over the last twenty years. To date, Merlin has 100,000 plus colour formulations already loaded and is currently increasing by some 800 per month by the colour lab team. This colour lab team is the expert human input. Most enquiries for colour matching be it PPG paint or otherwise, are handled routinely by their team of three experienced personnel utilising the spectrophotometer and Merlin. Sometimes though the sample might be a bit

Wairau Paint Centre’s Director Peter Crispin and his son Will Crispin (General Manager).

more tricky such as matching a colour from a carpet or a lounge suite, even a hue in a slab of granite. This is where the experience counts for heaps. “We have to make a more in depth analysis looking at the sample often making eye match ups and then running past the spectrophotometer,” comments Colour Lab Manager Tony Stralen.

Sometimes though the sample might be a bit more tricky such as matching a colour from a carpet or a lounge suite, even a hue in a slab of granite. This is where the experience counts for heaps.

The colour lab team at PPG: Rita Mosa (Technical Officer), Aaron Walden (Colour Lab Technician) and Tony Stralen (Colour Lab Manager).

PPG has an impressive facility at their Head Office in Mt Wellington, Auckland which combines both their colour matching and their Research & Development operation. “There are five of us with three in colour matching and two more in the tinting section while the R & D department have some ten staff on deck,” comments Mr Stralen. “We deal with all sorts of paints, lacquers and stains. The paint bank we have on site has them all be they polyurethanes, acid catalysts or nitro cellulose. We get enquiries from a range of people including architects and designers who present us with submission panels or a formula they have. This can be for all sorts of finishes including stains and clears.” The wider scope of this approach can be best seen in the distribution network established around NZ by PPG Industries (11 plus PPG branches in Auckland & Christchurch). Each distributor has the Merlin software, the mixing bank and scales that constitute the ‘system’. “The success of this system lies in the service given by PPG, an unbeatable system and a good product.” says Peter Crispen owner of Wairau Paint Centre Ltd on Auckland’s North Shore, the largest New Zealand distributor of PPG product. “The good relationship we have with PPG backed up by the excellent staff both they and we have makes this thing fly.”

The colour matching system has been a boon for Peter. “It’s more accurate, we can go down to smaller amounts with confidence meaning wastage is virtually nonexistent and cost savings to the client, it’s easy to colour match and we can store the colour for future reference. A big plus for the end user is they can make up a colour any time 24/7 now with being able to utilise these tinting systems in house. For anything out of the usual we have PPG’s colour lab team to fall back on. It works really for us and our clients,” says Peter. The system has had added to it in the last two years the new 880 NGR wood stain colour range. Mr Crispin comments “This means we can now offer the latest and complete PPG range using this colour matching system.” Wairau Paint Centre Ltd has what Mr Crispin calls the complete package: a second to none paint service along with all the consumables you might need to do the paint or stain job right.

“The combination of a mixing bank, scales and the Merlin software has meant cost efficiencies and ease of operation for those who have experienced it. PPG New Zealand in fact recently won an EHS sustainability award for Asia Pacific confirming its dedication to this very important part of our business. The PPG tinting mixing banks are totally compliant to New Zealand dangerous goods regulations as well.” For more information contact

Mark Pycroft on 09 573 1620 at PPG Industries NZ Ltd

The most significant thing to remember is that this colour mixing system is available to end users in the wood finishing industry to utilise in house. “The colour matching and tinting approach we offer be it for paint, lacquers or stains has been received really well by the finishing industry,” says Mr Pycroft.

Peter Crispin on 09 443 3430 at Wairau Paint Centre Ltd

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consistent performance it’s an Airtight commitment When Carter Holt Harvey Caboolture needed a new planer extraction system they came to Vortex Engineering. Vortex has had a lot of experience in planer extraction systems and CHH benefited from this. Knowing what factors to bring into the design comes from years of experience. CHH had a new Gilbert high speed planer. CHH wanted to run it fast. It required a consistent airflow at high suction rates to ensure it remained clean and therefore accurate in production. This is what Vortex delivered. Vortex designed and built the new system using an Airtight 12 module chain filter coupled to a Vortex FB1500 150kW extraction fan. A combination of Airtight fans and QF ducting were used on other parts of the system. “Airtight QF ducting was used to get down around the planer and trim saws. Because it is so easy to install and swap out on site, there was no need to go for the traditional fully welded ducting.” The bends can simply be unclipped and ducting removed if access is required, and you know it will go straight back into the same place without any hassle. Airtight QF duct is fantastic for the maintenance crew. In this situation, the space around and under the planer was quite tight.

We were able to fit the Airtight QF ducting around and onto the planer with an absolute minimum use of flexible ducting. It gives higher performance and less wear. “The integration of Airtight products into a Vortex system ensured we got the right mix. It gave CHH very high performance, heavy duty fans with very low pressure and highly efficient filters.” “The key is the longevity and consistent performance. You get this when products and systems are engineered properly.” Accurate and efficient project management ensured the system was delivered on time and on budget. This type of system is pretty standard for Vortex and Airtight. CHH already have several Airtight and Vortex systems within the group. This site had a few additional extras. Vortex boiler feed system experience was useful here as

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well. Because CHH run wood fired boilers, the dust is hammer milled in a Vortex HA500 hammer mill. It is then transferred to the boiler fuel bin via low pressure transfer line. The hammer milling of the shavings increases the bulk density of the dust and gives a more consistent particle size. This has made a significant difference to the efficiency and performance of the boiler. The hammer milled product also takes up less space in the fuel bin giving them more storage.This allowed us to make some changes to the fuel bin. With the increased space available we were able to segregate the fuels and give them better control over the fuel feed to the boiler, which has given them better control and lower emissions. The performance has already exceeded the requirements of the client. They are able to push their planer hard to meet production without fear of the extraction system letting them down.

This is a key aspect of getting decent extraction. It would have been easy to use a smaller filter or smaller fan, and push them harder, with no surplus capacity. We see people doing this but I think it’s a false economy. The cost savings on a cheap extraction system are minimal compared to the project cost, or worse still, the risk of not being able to maximize the planer potential. We see the same issue when some people buy high quality machines but them scrimp on the extraction. Its ok for a while but then over time they find they cannot run full speed because the extraction system is the bottle neck. We don’t want to be in this position. It takes a bit more work at the start to do it right, but if you do, you only do it once. That’s why the Airtight motto is Do it once, Do it right, Do it Airtight. 

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Viking makes it happen ultimate workflow for a contract spraying operation

spray booth

prep spray booths

spray booth heat drying room

paint mixing room

Adams Paint Ltd finishing line configuration


y the time this issue comes out it will have been some five months since contract spray painters Adams Painting Ltd moved into their brand new premises in Zelanian Drive in Auckland’s East Tamaki. The configuration of the operation on the 6000 square foot site is the key: it has the best possible layout for the smooth running of a contract spray painting business. Adams Painting Ltd who have been around since 2004 have established a solid core business with those involved in shop fitting, kitchens and bathrooms “It really is nice to come to work these days” comments owner Jason Adams, who has some 26 years experience in the finishing industry “it’s a cleaner, more efficient, all approved set up. I know my team of seven staff think the same.” The two spray booths, drying room, paint mixing room and the spray prep centre were designed, manufactured and commissioned by Auckland based Viking Ltd who are manufacturing engineers specialising in extraction equipment and spray booth systems as a turnkey operation. “We had already received a couple of quotes and designs from other manufacturers when someone recommended Viking to us” explains Jason.

Viking’s Ross Metcalf had a good look at these designs and then suggested some four alternative designs for Jason to consider. With an engineering background and some twenty years experience in manufacturing and finding the right solution, Ross hit on work flow as the key to Jason’s business. Instead of just catalogued products placed in the factory which provided a footprint, Ross addressed the issue of where the various components could be positioned to allow for the best work flow. Using a floor plan and one of Viking’s experienced CAD designers using SolidWorks Viking were able to show Jason a custom made solution maximising every square foot of their specific space to work the best and hence the most profitable: product in one end and out the other in an orderly, logical fashion. “Ross’s advice was invaluable, it all made for a far better operation” comments Jason. The two 8m long by 4m wide by 2.7m high semi down draft, positive pressure spray booths represent the latest in spray booth design and technology and everything is manufactured to AS/ NZ4114 code of practice standard and importantly, signed off by a hazardous area inspector. Each is constructed from Polyfen, a fire retardant panel product with double front loading doors. The

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cabin is fully insulated with an emergency exit door and is well lit with eight flush mounted roof lights. Each cabin has automatic pre and post purge cycles with spray gun interlocks whilst the inlet supply air filtration is down to 10 microns. An exhaust plenum situated at the back of the booth containing filter rails and Viking cartridge filters captures overspray prior to exhausting the air to the outside which Viking guarantees an emission rate of less than 50mg/m2 as per the required New Zealand standard. The spray booth operation is entirely controlled by a Programme Logic Control system and comes complete with an isolator switch. In between the two spray booths is a 10m long heated drying room which provides for explosion proof extraction. The drying comes from a 20KW, three phase, three stage electric heating system complete with fan and filter plenum and an electrical control system with an automated purge and cool down cycles. The paint mixing room next to one of the spray booths also has an explosion proof ventilation system at both bench and floor level. Finally there are the prep spray booths divided into three 3m by 3m wide bays each with 0.5 m/second face velocity and an impressive total air volume of 30,000 m3/ hr. A common control system is

complete with main isolator, purge cycles and spray gun interlock. The spraying is carried using four of the latest spray guns from French manufacturers Kremlin. “The whole installation took about four weeks.” says Mr Adams. “Being turnkey, the transition from our old site was really quite smooth.” Things have been busy for the company. “We have just taken on another staff member to ease the load on the others as we are getting so busy these days.” says Mr Adams For more information contact

Jason Adams Adams Painting Ltd 3/36 Zelanian Drive East Tamaki, Auckland Mob 027 505 8242

Ross Metcalf Viking Ltd 151b McLeod Rd, Te Atatu Sth, Auckland ph 09 835 8242

Angelique new hardwood species improves curved options When well known Auckland eatery Harbourside Restaurant were renovating recently they required curved timber railings to finish the outside area. When approached to do the job timber bending specialist Woodform Design suggested the use of Angelique a new timber to this country whose properties surpass many of those that we have commonly used. With a density of approximately 950km 3 Angelique is a very durable South American hardwood with exceptional bending ability. A very consistent inherent moisture content assists impregnation and plasticisation of the timber, meaning it can be more easily bent and remains very stable giving great versatility and flexibility in design. This along with its consistency of colour and the fact that it doesn’t have residual effects, such as dripping of tannins onto concrete means this species can be used in all applications - no ‘Tannin Drip’ occurs.

“As well as its natural qualities making it ideal for curved work,” says David Pratt from Woodform Design. “It also makes economic sense - with such excellent bending qualities, this species often offers a cheaper option than other hardwoods such as kwila or saligna. The design of the rail also ensures its stability. The curved top allows for water run off and the routered grooves filled with Sika 11FC as an expansion joint (3x5mm) on the top of the profile ensures when any shrinkage of the timber occurs the laminate lines remain integral and keep the profile from absorbing water

Angelique can be used for all exterior above ground applications and is also excellent for interior work. It provides options in design and build to specifiers at a cost effective rate and is readily available in sufficient supply.

58 The Concourse, Auckland, New Zealand Ph: +64-9-8354-107 Fax: +64-9 8354-180

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Exposing the MYTH on cartridge filtration Egmont Air specialists in dust and fume extraction, explore the relevance of cartridge filtration in the wood-working industry. Cartridge Filtration Cartridge Filtration is not recommended for ‘high dust-loading’ applications such as wood dust & shavings. Cartridges have a deeppleated construction in an attempt to gain extra filter-surface area however the problem arises when this type of filter media is used in applications where the volume of dust collected is high (greater than 8 litres per week per cartridge). Wood dust and shavings are considered ‘high-bulk’ applications compared to many industrial situations and all woodworkers are well aware that the volume of dust collected in these situations can be upwards of 200 litres per week. The problem occurs when wood dust enters the cartridge element and quickly fills the deeppleats to completely block the filter-surface area. The blocking is further compounded because the airflow is now restricted and the suction pressure from the fan compresses the wood dust tightly into the cartridge-pleats. Even the best reverse-pulse cleaning system does not allow the dust to release from the pleats.

blocks the air-volume and suction. Furthermore dust impregnates into the filter media and eventually passes through, discharging back into the workshop environment. Proof of this can easily be observed by shaking the filter socks which creates a cloud of dust that disperses through the factory. This is a highly unsatisfactory situation considering that many woodworkers are machining mdf type board containing formaldehyde as well as the extra-fine particles that cause respiratory health issues. b) Low pressure impellor – most Mobile Bag Extractors use a low-efficiency paddle-type impellor which does not maintain high air-volume under load. Most brochures and specifications are measured in factory conditions without ducting attached and with clean filters. In a workshop condition there is always ducting connected – often flexible hose which generates high static resistance as well as the filters working in a dirty condition. These two factors typically reduce the specified airflow by more than 50% and therefore the suction at each machine is dismal. Fine dusts are not extracted properly at source and this creates an unhealthy and dusty workshop environment causing respiratory issues and potential explosion or fire hazard.

Changing work processes, modifying guards, improving extraction and/or ventilation are workable options based on factors such as operator movements, machinery used, material composition, rate-of dispersion, etc. Each specific application can be independently evaluated so the best solution is provided with the most advantageous outcomes and results.

Mobile Bag Extractors

a) Poor filter-surface area – typically Mobile Bag Extractors have 2-4 filter socks which contain less than 10m2 total filter area. As dust levels build-up this limited filter size creates high back-pressure resistance and

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HEFS is the approved media throughout Europe and North America who set the industry standards for acceptable wood dust extraction practise and performance. These north continent countries experience harshcold winters and therefore have significant costs for factory heating. This amplifies the importance of using the best possible filter media because in these situations the clean-air must be returned to the factory environment to save heating costs. Mr Prestidge says this is excellent news for New Zealand wood-workers who must comply with stringent clean-air discharge regulations. Egmont Air place high importance on competent on-site evaluation of each individual application. A free on-site evaluation by one of Egmont Airs’ trained consultants will identify the specific cause and appropriate solutions to reduce airborne dust and fume in the workplace.

Cartridge filtration utilises high-efficiency media and is designed for sub micron particles. Egmont Air recommends cartridge filtration to be used in applications such as smoke from welding, or pharmaceutical dust applications, etc where minimal dust is collected.

Mobile bag extractors also provide poor levels of extraction and are on the verge of being prohibited for use in industrial woodworking shops. There are two fundamental reasons for this;

The main advantages of HEFS are; a) High permeability - ability to maintain airflow in high dust-loading situations b) Antistatic properties - ability to release dust particles during cleaning c) Ease of generous filter-surface area being incorporated in the extraction design and ‘matched’ to each application d) Guaranteed clean-air discharge certification e) Workability on all particle compositions: e.g. powders, dusts and shavings f) Excellent life-time expectancy and low replacement cost g) Ability to maintain high airflow and low resistance under dirty working conditions

High-Efficiency Filter-Sleeve Extractors (HEFS) HEFS provide a guaranteed and ultimate level of long-term extraction performance for wood dust and shaving applications. Filter-sleeve technology is used universally and globally by every competent dust extraction specialist reports Mr Prestidge from Egmont Air.

E g m o n t A i r o ff e r c o n s u l t a t i o n a n d professional advice for any dust or fume extraction issue. Please contact Egmont Air now on 0800 781 200 or for more information or a free catalogue.

design flexibility


aul Bartley is the fourth generation of eldest sons who have worked as a builder (and his eldest son is the fifth!) He completed his joinery apprenticeship over fifty years ago, with one of his first jobs working alongside a specialist Swiss joiner making all the external doors for Wellington Cathedral. Since then his career has taken him to Auckland where he is now the owner and operator of Bartman Management, offering a complete package of building and kitchen joinery. Work, and plenty of it, comes entirely from referrals, including those of a few high profile longstanding customers. In the early 1980s Paul purchased a Ney edgebander from Tony Christiansen at W & R Jack. With a few modifications to the Ney, and using a variety of jigs, support rollers, clamps, the table on his saw and a portable router, Paul adapted the Ney to apply tape from 0.4mm (what it was designed for) to 2mm. While it was still producing a good finish, Paul was finding it harder and harder to keep the pressure on the tape with long lengths. So in 2013 Paul decided that rather than retire he’d make life a little easier and update his edgebander. He returned to W & R Jack late last year, spoke to Tony again, and purchased another European machine – this time from German manufacturer Lange Maschinenbau. Paul purchased Lange’s B70, a pre-glue edgebander ideal for small to medium sized cabinet shops. With high quality components and robust design, a distinguishing feature is the high frequency motors used on the top and bottom trimming units, providing an exceptionally smooth radius on 2mm tape. It’s also simple to set up and use and a stylish addition to any workshop, as workshops across NZ are quickly discovering.

“It’s a beautiful machine to use” says Paul. “I can’t fault it.” He’s quite happy with how easy the machine is to work with. “I know which areas need cleaning regularly to avoid build-up of glue from the irregularities of pre-glued tape. I’ve got the warm up sequence mastered – 3 and half minutes. And now I’ve got the temperature settings just right to get the finish I want.” Given Paul’s previous method of edgebanding it’s not surprising to hear he’s also saving time. “I’ve run some tests and crunched the numbers and I’m getting an 80% time saving with this machine. 80%! Not to mention the saving in clean-up time afterwards.” With his workshop in his garage at home, Paul took advantage of the B70 coming in single as well as three phase. He’s also thrilled at just how well it fits into his tight but well-organised space. “I call it my lucky machine” he explains, and shows why. With the tape support table millimetres away from the steps down from his house above, and the overhead feed track swinging neatly away into a void between cupboards and rear wall, the B70 couldn’t have been constructed better to fit. “I can even get a 2.4m piece through with the garage door down. Just” he says. With the benefits of time savings, excellent finish, ease of use and small footprint, Paul is one happy Lange customer. Even the colour of the B70 appeals. “It’s really smart, and encourages me to keep it clean” says Paul. “I love it and I think it’s perfect for a small operator. A sound investment.” Coming from someone with as much experience as Paul, that’s high praise indeed.


a beautiful machine

new hardwood species improves curved options


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

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Self build saves m F

ine Woodworking, a kitchen and joinery business based in Te Kuiti, has been manufacturing high quality kitchens, timber joinery and furniture for the past 16 years for both the residential and commercial market. The owners, David and Alison Higgins reputation for quality has resulted in work throughout the King Country, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland area. As active members of the Master Joiners organisation, David and Alison pride themselves on excellent workmanship, attention to detail and outstanding customer service. While essentially solid timber specialists, they work with all materials relevant to the industry and are well-equipped and able to fulfil any joinery requirements their clients may have. A couple of years ago the Higgins decided to extend their workshop, to meet an increasing workload and also make space to put in a CNC. Finally, armed with plans and the necessary consents, work began on the extension in November 2013. At that time they decided that the faithful old mobile 3 bag extractor was not going to handle the added extraction demands of the CNC and that they needed a ‘better’ dust extraction solution. Several phone calls in early January were made (frustratingly) with a lot of companies still on holiday. Another issue had by now become apparent: due to the central location, any quotes they could obtain included sizable amounts for the installers travel, accommodation and actual installation work hours. This dilemma got David thinking - could they do the installation themselves and save 30% of the improvement cost? Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct & Flex coming through Te Kuiti while on holiday was able to call in. Alison says, “his advice and knowledge was invaluable, and his willingness to take the time to discuss the various stages was very much appreciated.”

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David and Alison Higgins in front of their new 3

So with the promise of exploded diagrams and advice from Auckland based NZ Duct & Flex just a phone call away, David set about the self-build project enthusiastically. Despite a few phone calls to Geoff at the start, the extractor was put together fairly quickly by David, with an extra pair of hands here and there! Geoff comments that an experienced team of installers can assemble a similar unit in a day and a half, but of course you pay for that, however David proved it can be done ‘in house’ and has now fully future proofed himself to expand in the future by choosing a modular unit. “The modular system can easily be added to as the business expands explained” Geoff. “David will be able to do this himself by removing the end panel, adding another module and bolting the ends on again”.


module filter that they assembled themselves.

In addition, for a few hundred dollars David bought a larger fan than currently needed and had it connected to a variable speed drive sourced by his electrician. He runs this fan at around 60-70% speed now, saving roughly 50% power costs but can increase suction at the touch of a button in the future. Geoff Ebdon feels anyone who can conceptualise, design, manufacture and install $30,000 kitchens will find bolting together the components of a Modular Dust Filter well within their capabilities. “We can visit, advise on the important components, getting the fan, filter and duct size’s correct and leave owner operators to do the actual assembly. Our ‘LipLock ®’ modular ducting is simple to install. Straights, bends, blastgates and branch pieces just join together with lock rings so if you can build a train set for the kids, you can fit

Fine Woodworking’s extraction system Fan JKF 35D 11kW (reduced via VSD to about 6kW) Filter JKF E3-LS Modular Filter from JKF Industri Ducting A complete LipLock® modular system – galvanised at source in Sweden for best possible corrosion protection These components are all sourced from the same company – designed to work together and backed by JKF industri’s (Als, Denmark) warranty as to performance and specification.

our ducting,” says Geoff. The LipLock® system has the added advantage of being able to be reused and reconfigured if a layout does need to be changed, making it the more economic choice. For further information please visit and/or

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Australian joiners enjoy visit


management and staff in each business was most worthwhile.

n late 2013 a delegation of 12 cabinet making and joinery business owners including Fred White from HK Joinery Design (Central Coast, NSW), Corey Ison from Pulse Kitchens (Tamworth, NSW), and owners from four other NSW and VIC businesses flew to New Zealand and over three days visited Aucklandbased cabinet makers and joiners Central Joinery, Greenmount Manufacturing and RH Page.

The goal of the trip was to visit some of New Zealand's most progressive joiners to view their operations and assess their systems of using 2nd hand PCs on the factory floor and job and staff time tracking software. The visit also afforded the delegation the opportunity to discuss alternative ideas and trends regarding machinery, factory layout, software, systems, new materials, management practises and market trends with their NZ counterparts.

Viewing board management system at Central Joinery.

The delegation found that time tracking software is an integral part of the 3 joiners and cabinet makers' processes. The business owners have their entire management team believing in and owning the Empower system which has empowered both factory staff and management to perform beyond their own expectations. All the management teams have seen substantial productivity gains in their businesses brought about by the software.

As current President of the Furniture Industry Association of Australia Fred White wished to be informed about technology driving joinery production. HK Joinery Design has researched the concept of using PCs on the factory floor with time tracking software to manage jobs and staff. To see the system actually operating and to be able to have lengthy discussions with the

The delegation also participated in a day long product development meeting with the NZ business owners to advise Empower Software on what is seen as the next developments needed in their software products for materials ordering, stock control and costing & quoting which have been specifically developed for Australian and New Zealand joiners.

The opinion of the delegation is that the 3 joiners visited run world class operations. Central Joinery, Greenmount Manufacturing and RH Page are profiled on www. (Type in Central Joinery Empower Software). The delegation was left with little doubt that Empower time tracking and labour management software is an essential tool to allow each of these businesses to be as progressive and profitable as they are. The delegation left New Zealand convinced that PCs on the factory floor and time tracking software delivers significant factory productivity gains and is the way of the future for Australian and NZ cabinet makers and joiners. Article supplied by HK Joinery Design and Pulse Kitchens. You’re welcome to phone Corey Ison at Pulse Kitchens +61 2 6766 1022 or Fred White at HK Joinery Design +61 2 4353 5111 to discuss further.

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Innovative Hidden Storage Solutions


ideaway Bins are ideal for use as a hidden storage solution within any area of the home – kitchen, bathroom, laundry ... anywhere! NZ designed and manufactured a Hideaway Bin is a space saving solution that is designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards you, allowing easy disposal of waste without having to bend low inside cupboards.

Sliding away under a bench when it is not in use a Hideaway Bins remains completely hidden from sight until needed. This provides a simple answer for storing waste and recycling within the kitchen, allowing easy disposal of bathroom waste or sorting your white from colours in the laundry. Units include a quality steel framework that has been powder coated to ensure strength and

durability and that the units are easy to clean. All units come complete with light weight polypropylene bucket/s that have been specifically designed to fit with well known rubbish bag brands in the kitchen, or have been designed with contoured sides and air ventilation to be gentle on clothes in the laundry.

with a variety of bucket sizes and configurations there is sure to be a hidden bin solution to suit your requirements.

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Stuff W

hen we went on holiday last year we agreed that we would pack as little as possible. We didn't quite make the goal of only carry on luggage, but in our defence it was a 5 week trip away. Travelling with a light suitcase and a small carry on was liberating in that airports and getting transport to accommodation was easy and efficient. Back home we began to notice that the rest of our lives were not so easy and efficient. Everywhere we looked there was ‘stuff ’. Objects de art, cooking oils and spices, books and magazines, tools, fabrics, CD’s, and papers everywhere. And that was even before we made it into the office with samples, brochures, pens, papers, computer cables and even pets scattered throughout the room. Christmas has turned into a tsunami of crap. Relatives and friends desperate for gifts stampede into the $2 shop and buy tooth pick holders, ceramic frogs, wooden bath mats, and countless note pads and calendars. The new policy to family a t C h r i s t m a s i s O N LY CONSUMABLES! Chocolate, beer, and normal food like bread, milk and cheese. Cranberry dipping sauce, saffron stems and butterscotch schnapps essence are not considered real food and should not be given to a man with my appetite. Wine is a great thing to give someone. Not only is it delicious AND nutritious, when empty you can get rid of the bottle by recycling it. One exception to this is at a conference awards night. If you win a case of wine and have to spend the next day trying to

fit 12 bottles into your carry on luggage and make it look like it weighs only 7kg. Our lives are full of ‘stuff’ and trying to work around it is making us inefficient and frustrated. One day we were digging through a pile of samples, plans and quotes, looking for the client who was buried underneath. When uncovered she said she used to have the same problem. ‘Stuff’ ruled her life and so her family instigated the golden rule of declutterment. Every object in the house would be picked up and 4 questions would be asked. Is it useful? Is it beautiful? Is it memorable? Is it sellable? Four NO answers meant the object was junk and it was immediately thrown away. Sellable items were to be sold within 2 weeks. We adopted this idea and within only 1 month we had thrown away a broken mug, 1 pair of undies, and I had sold a CD player on trade me for $8. It was about this time that the hanging rail in Debra’s wardrobe collapsed. Our friends had mixed opinions on this with male friends saying she needed to get rid of some clothes, and female friends said she needed a bigger wardrobe. We compromised and I engineered additional support for the rail. However it was a wakeup call and the next round of de-cluttering saw major amounts of ‘stuff’ donated to charities, TradeMe, or driven to the dump.

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The next step was to try and de clutter the office. This was much harder as everything seemed to fall under the ‘it is useful’ category. Pricelists for a handle supplier that we once used 5 years ago? It could be useful if we need that handle again, or something similar. A drawer of laminate samples I couldn’t be bothered putting back into the folders? If I liked them enough to show them once to a client I would probably use them again. The reality is an old pricelist is as useful as last month’s newspaper and random laminate chips are more trouble than they are worth as the colour could have been deleted or is now on indent only. What we need is a library manager to keep samples up to date, relevant and accurate. As there is only one minion in the office, me, I have now created more work but this is offset against the new found ability to actually find what we are looking for. Computers need cleaning too. Now that memory is cheap and huge is it easy to save everything and not worry about running out of memory. The down side is that I have thousands of documents, quotes, photos, and spreadsheets smeared all over my hard drive and now even “The Cloud”. What is worse is using someone else’s computer where they have put every document and photos in one folder marked ‘Stuff’, and given the files useful names like quote, letter or kitchen 3. My brother in law backed up photos on his IPAD, IPAD mini, and camera to the cloud while on holiday and ended up with 3

copies of every photo. He spent more time sorting out the mess than he spent on vacation. The irony being he still has so many photos he can never find the one he wants. Our economy is driven by consumerism and the desire to have more stuff. Our industry is no different and we want customers to buy and upgrade stuff so we can make money to then go out and get more stuff of our own. However for efficiency’s sake in the workplace perhaps less is more and we should be getting ruthless about what we actually need and use. Right it is time for lunch. Today I think I will have the dukkah infused breadsticks, with cranberry dressing and butterscotch sauce. It isn’t real food but I could use the space in the pantry. Tony DeLorenzo Send your before and after photo of de-cluttered workspaces and the best one will win a prize of some stuff I no longer want.

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

How much can you charge on a cost reimbursement job?


lthough most work done by joiners is done on a fixed price basis, there are occasions when you will work on a cost reimbursement or charge-up basis. Typically that is when you are supplying joinery to a project that is open-ended,because the clients don’t yet know how much work will be required, or they don’t yet know what they are going to encounter during the course of the project. Leaky home remediations are a classic case, but there are other situations where this occurs. In those cases it would be too difficult to offer a fixed price, particularly if it is one-off work performed on site, rather than the manufacture of standard models or components that you can accurately calculate the cost of. In those cases you might agree to do the work on the basis that you will charge for materials at cost plus a margin, and for labour at fixed hourly rates. Because of the risk of a budget blowout, the client will generally want to know your estimate of the total amount your work is going to end up costing the client. Because you can’t predict the future and you don’t control the project, your estimate can only be your best guess. But there is a widely held belief that when you give a client an estimate of the likely total cost of your work, you can’t end up charging any more than 10% above that estimate. That is rubbish. But it pays to tread carefully when giving an estimate, so these are the rules you should follow.

If instead you’re doing a fixed price job then instead of an estimate you will give what is known as a “quote”, which is a binding commitment to do the work for an agreed amount, subject to adjustments for variations, cost fluctuations, and PC sums or provisional sums. Be careful when

you use the term “quote” and don’t confuse it with the detailed scope of works on which your quote or estimate is based. If you are not offering to do the work for a fixed sum, then it isn’t a quote. On a charge-up job it is quite natural and reasonable for the client to ask for an estimate at the outset. They need to budget for the project and ensure they have enough funds on hand. If it is more than they can afford, then they may want to make modifications, or possibly abandon the project altogether. So it is important for the estimate to be as accurate as possible. On the other hand, you don’t have a crystal ball. Unless the scope of work is certain, estimating the eventual cost of it is a matter of guesswork and speculation. And you know from experience that even the most carefully prepared estimate can turn out to be wildly pessimistic or optimistic. So it would obviously be unreasonable to hold you to your estimate, and require you to make a free donation to the client of thousands of dollars’ worth of free building work and materials. After all, if the intention was to commit you to a set amount, you would have quoted a fixed price in the first place, rather than agree to a charge-up arrangement, and you would have added in a large contingency sum for factors outside your control. By and large, the New Zealand Courts, arbitrators and adjudicators acknowledge this. They will hold the parties to the terms of the arrangement and recognise the tradesman’s entitlement to be reimbursed for all labour and materials that were reasonably necessary to complete the job efficiently, plus the agreed margin. But you don’t have a blank cheque to fill in, and there are some constraints on what you can do.

There have been three New Zealand cases (in 1990, 2007 and 2012) that have suggested that the final price must be reasonably close to the estimate, and that the permitted overrun is 10%, or alternatively 33%. But those statements were merely throwaway lines by the Judge that weren’t meant to carry a lot of weight. None of the other more carefully reasoned judgments said anything of the sort. In fact the most recent case in 2013 expressly rejected that notion. It distinguished between the situations where you are giving a “near-quote” estimate for a known scope of work (in which case the final price for that work needs to be close to the estimate), and situations where you are giving a best-guess prediction of the likely cost of an uncertain scope of work, that is to be charged for (by agreement) on a time and materials basis. In the latter situation you are entitled to be paid every last dollar, assuming you haven’t made errors in your timekeeping or invoicing, you haven’t charged for rectifying your own mistakes, and you haven’t worked inefficiently or done more than you were required to do. But it is very important not to be complacent about estimates, because they are like a hand grenade with the pin pulled out. There are two different laws (contract and tort) and four different Acts of Parliament that can hold you accountable for your estimate if you are casual about it. Here are some guidelines about what to do and what not to do. First, if your client is disputing your charges and has taken the dispute to one of the Disputes Tribunals (small claims courts throughout the country) you are not guaranteed the same strict application of the law that you get from a Judge, arbitrator or adjudicator. In fact many of the

Referees in the Disputes Tribunals aren’t legally trained, they are not strictly bound by the law, and they can and frequently do override your terms of trade. So if you have contracted directly with homeowners and you are trying to recover charge-up debts from them when you have given them an estimate, be very wary of the Disputes Tribunals. Secondly, never ever give an estimate simply by word of mouth. Always promptly record in writing what your estimate was, what scope of work it related to, and what qualifications or tags it was subject to. Always emphasise in writing that the estimate is only your best guess at the time, and is not intended to be legally binding. And always ensure that your terms of trade clearly spell out the basis on which you are entitled to charge for your work. If you follow the above safeguards and haven’t been careless about the way you calculated your estimate, then you should be able to recover your full charges - but with one important exception. Remember that your client has genuine needs as well. He doesn’t have a money tree and he can’t simply pluck money out of the air when the final price comes in at 50% or 100% more than his budget. While the Courts are prepared to uphold charge-up arrangements, they are very unforgiving if you have failed to alert your client as soon as you knew or ought to have known that a budget blowout was coming. This is critical. It is your job to keep the client regularly updated on the mounting cost, so that he can downsize the project (or in some cases even abandon it). In your project management or contract administration, make this an absolute priority. ²

Geoff Hardy has 37 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine March 2014 page 72

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State of Play Joinery ITO merge with the Building & Construction ITO


fter full consultation with industry during 2013 the Joinery ITO (JITO) merged with the Building & Construction ITO on the 1 January 2014. At the same time the Flooring and Painting ITO also merged into the same organization. The integration has been a substantial project which is being skillfully managed by all three ITO’s and in particular the BCITO. All JITO staff have been warmly welcomed and integrated into the new organization with everyone very happy and settling well. As can be imagined we are on a steep learning curve, learning new systems and fitting into a larger and new office culture.Whilst this is slowing us down a little, in true

JITO style it won’t be for long. We have always been agile and flexible with change. What does this mean for the industry? The JITO systems and processes will remain the same in the short term – business as usual. No doubt there will be some slight hiccups as expected with any merge but it is anticipated these will be rectified and you will barely notice. Your ITO co-ordinators, Krisha (joinery) Margaret (glass / Kitchen design) and Michele(AAJ) are conscientiously working alongside our new colleagues to keep the operation smooth and service efficient. Contact can be made through 0800 46 5486 (0800 GO JITO)

Longer term outlook and a Specialised Trades Review. The provisional logo, as above, demonstrates the determination of the BCITO to integrate and embrace all the ITO’s together, saluting their individuality and unique characteristics. It is to this end that the BCITO has planned a full review of all the Specialised Trades that are now registered under its coverage. Not only will the JITO sectors (timber and aluminium joinery, glass and glazing, kitchen and bathroom design) have the opportunity to be within the scope of this review, but also the other two new sectors painting and flooring. In addition the BCITO is keen to afford this opportunity for its existing specialised trades – brick and block, cement, exterior plastering, foundations, frame and truss, interior systems, masonary, floor and wall tiling.

“The Review of the Specialist Trades will analyse sub-sector by sub-sector and make sure that in each case the BCITO has the right field support, assessment/ moderation methodology, off – job training (if relevant) and stakeholder engagement in place. After that and in consultation with each subsector through the relevant National Advisory Group, there may be some changes agreed. Following the outcome of this review, existing BCITO specialist trades may be included in the BCITO Specialist Trades Group, subject to consultation with and the agreement of those specialist trades subsectors” Ruma Karaitiana, Chief Executive Building & Construction ITO. The Review Process

Chief Executive Ruma Karaitiana n o t e d a t a r e c e n t B C I TO conference, that the specialised trade sectors makes up over 30% of student numbers within the integrated BCITO. I feel privileged to be involved in such a significant project which has the potential to benefit you all. Why is there a Review of Specialised Trades? “It is the intention that the Review informs long term planning of the organisation that goes beyond current implementation plans. The Review process should provide space for reflection about what we do well and what we could do better.”

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The Review will: 1. Examine how training systems will align with the qualification landscape and lead to the achievement of graduate outcomes that have high industry value. 2. Ensure the BCITO has a clearly articulated vision of the short and long term purposes of each training system. 3. Consider appropriate changes to the present training systems to achieve the recommended outcomes of the review. Your contribution will be invaluable Naturally there will be contact and discussions held with relevant stakeholders such as Sector National Advisory Groups

Duncan Such

Christchurch finally appears to be getting momentum (NAGs), Associations, employers and apprentices / trainees, BCITO staff and others. In the past the JITO sectors have been most generous allowing time and offering views to enhance development of training systems that are of value and contribute to the productivity of your business. This is a very important project where your sector has the opportunity to have its views respected and providing input into assisting your new ITO to understand the nature of your sector. The Review will allow the BCITO the chance to find out what is done well and what could be done better. In anticipation of your involvement, THANK YOU. Expected Outcome of the Review of Specialised Trades Your new ITO the BCITO, has an aspiration that its sectors benefit from current and dynamic training systems. How good is that! Yours sincerely Deb Paul Senior Project Manager

Who would have thought it would take 3 years to get construction moving in Christchurch. Certainly there continue to be stories of people still battling with insurance companies and concerns about the performance of CERA and the politicians, but for all that, things appear to now have developed some momentum. One gets the feeling that Christchurch will end up in pretty good shape at the end of it. Economists have a field day calculating the benefits or otherwise of the rebuild to the New Zealand economy. There is no question that the performance of the New Zealand economy is tied to the construction sector. When building is happening, the economy is buzzing along, and when building has it’s cyclic downturns, the economy follows suit. A lot of commentators are saying that 2014 should see the New Zealand economy in a nice sweet spot and it should be a strong year for the woodworking sector. Time to make some hay… The Doctor’s recommendation though is not to go out and spend up large on indulgences because after 2014 there are still a lot of unknowns. The New Zealand economy doesn’t feel that balanced. We’ve all probably given up trying to second guess what the economy is going to do (as long as governments and Reserve Banks keep interfering, the usual laws of physics do not apply) but here are a couple of scenarios: a) China keeps growing madly, taking every bag of milk powder and butter our farmers can produce, Christchurch cranks and the economy keeps charging on for years to come. b) The unwinding of the US money printing has a downward effect on our exchange rate and the Reserve Bank will no longer be able to rely on a climbing exchange rate to suppress tradeables inflation (eg TV’s, household goods etc) and offset the soaring non-tradeables inflation (insurance, rates, electricity etc). So we could end in a situation where costs are climbing, the Reserve Bank is raising interest rates, all of which slow consumer spending. At the same time, the US is raising interest rates because their money printing has caused inflation, so instead of keeping money in NZ (supposedly because of our high interest rates) capital will keep flowing back to the US and will stop propping up our exchange rate. Who knows which (if either) of these plays out. So if you are going to spend up this year, doing it on assets which further enhance the efficiency and performance of your business might be a better bet than buying that new car or boat. That way, if option a) applies, you will have even more money next year to buy an even bigger boat.

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If on the other hand option b) comes to fruition, you probably won’t need to get rid of the boat. In the meantime, hopefully this will be a year for you to enjoy rather than the relentless grind of the last years.


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master joiners members AUCKLAND Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact David Heather. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Barry Rusher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, email, contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. Counties Joinery 11 D Glasgow Road, Pukekohe 2120, Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras. NZS4211 Affiliated CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fineline Joinery Limited Unit 6B, 64 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contacts Chris Lipp / Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IP Joinery Ltd Unit 8, Industrial Building One. Opua Marine Park, Baffin St, Opua. Ph 09 402 6885, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman.

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

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown.

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

Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, contact Philip Tapp.

Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, contact Stuart Penny.

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

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

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email:

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

2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, contacts Duane & Philip Cox.

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

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

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

Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore.

Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce. BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email rossc@ Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, contact Paul Tottie. Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Colin Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs.

Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole.

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

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

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

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

Kitchens By Healey Ltd 42 Bennett Street, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey.

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

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

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

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

Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, contact Dean Carnell.

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

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

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 8170, contact Lindsay Petterson.

Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Sean Wood. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodland Interiors Ltd 129 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, Phone 07 866 5885, contact Andrew Nuttall.

CENTRAL Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, email Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews.

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, contact Mark Shaw. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Doorpro Ltd 1283 Louie Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 2600, contact Geoff Gibson.

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes. KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons.

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, contact Wayne Lovegrove. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

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

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

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

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

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

Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry Ltd 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Craig Burley. CedarVille Joinery & Building Ltd Gate 20, Irongate Road, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, contact Alan Whyte.

Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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

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

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

Secretary, Dianne Hurring P O Box 7103, Taradale, Napier 4141. Ph 06 843 1465. Email:


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

Millbrook Furniture Solutions Ltd 404 Ellison Road, Hastings 4122, Ph 06 876 3675, contact Bruce Drummond.

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

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

Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, Napier, Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated

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Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, contact Greg O’Kane. Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, contact Craig Russell.

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

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

Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore.

Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb.

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

Hardie & Thomson Ltd 1062 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 4303, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated. TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, contact Theren Sugrue. NZS4211 Affiliated. Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212. Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated. BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 68 Montgomery Crescent, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery ITO Box 11-435, Wellington. Ph 04 385 8814, contact Deb Paul. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind.

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Secretary, Philip Thompson P O Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730

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

CANTERBURY Secretary, Josie Gray 28 Carlsen Street, Burwood, Christchurch Ph 03 387 0676 Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson. Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, contact Kelvin Atkinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nazareth Joinery Ltd 1 Warwick Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 8752, contact Ruda Suleiman. Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, contact John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Sellers Room 9 Echodale Place, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 547 7144, contact Margaret Sellers

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Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, contact David Street. G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, contact Aaron Hooper. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, contact Peter Robertson. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, contact Chris Moore. Millbrook Kitchens Ltd 25 Southbrook Road, Rangiora, Ph 03 313 5764, contact Andrew Silcock. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruben’s Joinery Limited 402 Bethels Road, 4 R D, Christchurch, Ph 03 329 5458, contact Ruben Patchett Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, contact Shane Boyd. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

The Benchtop Company 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, contact Mike Davidson.

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

Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery. Walklins Joinery Ltd 493 Bealey Road , R D 1, Christchurch 7671, Ph 03 318 1529, contact Mark Walker.


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

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

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

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, contact Mark Albert. NZS4211 Affiliated. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, contact Grant Pledger. Ross Becker Joinery 20 Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, Ph 03 434 3336, contact Ross Becker.

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

The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, contact Fraser Syme. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Freeform Laminates (Dunedin) Ltd 343 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 425 9693, contact Steve Howden. JP Quality Kitchens Limited 66 Vogel Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 1395, contact John Peddie. Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, contact Graeme Emmerson. Kitchen Focus 2012 Ltd 544a Kaikorai Valley Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 488 5288, contact Spencer Bremner. Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 03 208 3001, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, contact Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mojo Modern Joinery Ltd 2 Wolter Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0128, contact Craig Harrison. Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, contact Lawry White. Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. O’Brien Group 2012 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, contact Peter O’Brien. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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Gabbett Machinery Ltd

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

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

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Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel. Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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