Joiners Magazine March 2016

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2016

software solutions manufacturing in a smart world

wardrobe fitout ergonomics and space in the closet

handling systems


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LED glow 18 COVER SHOT woodCAD/CAM from Homag

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COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Liam Wackrow predicts a good year ahead and reports on a new training trust for the joinery industry. Laminex NZ Update 16 Richard Pollington gives an insight into how his company keeps in touch with international product and design trends. Due Process 80 Geoff Hardy summarises Schedule 1 Section 40 of the Building Act 2004 which deals with exceptions to consent rules. Stone Insights 78 Artisan Stone provide some tips to keep that benchtop in pristine condition following install. H&S 87 Kathy Compliance offers advice on controlling costs and protecting your company in the Health & Safety arena.

The importance of software in all aspects of business becomes more dominant. We look at industry specific systems for a range of issues from design to manufacture to management.

wardrobe fittings 46 Whether designing, manufacturing, assembling or installing, the wardrobe market challenges in many areas concerning ergonomics and use of space. Fortunately hardware suppliers have come up with many ready made answers.

moving material 56 From simple yet specialised racking for holding and storing panel to automated computer driven retrieval systems, how you hande raw material and product can define the success of your business.


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News & Info 4 - 17

Contract cutter and edgebanding service provider Cutshop has just opened a new franchise on Aucklands North Shore. We speak to founder Simon Morton about the growth in his business and the technology they employ.

Trade Directories - 82 BCITO news - 79 Product Focus - 86 Classifieds - 88

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from the presidents desk

Welcome to 2016

Early shot with not a beer in sight.

I hope this finds you all hard back at work after a relaxing holiday break, albeit a distant memory. Signs in the general economy are looking good for all moving through 2016 as most industry sectors appear to be busy both domestically and internationally. Now is the time to be wary of stress of a different kind, managing client expectations, production output and sales conversions, as your time is precious but work is not the be all and end all. Quality time away from the office with family and friends is very important to achieve a sensible work/life balance. It’s our turn to give back to the industry! I’m pleased to announce The Joinery Training Trust which is a charitable trust formed by the Master Joiners for the betterment of our industry through training on all levels via grants available each year. Check out the article further on in this issue. Don’t forget Conference 2016 in Queenstown and please note the earlier dates 26-28 May rather than June. A real destination conference with some great activities planned. Being earlier, please note that your award entries for the National Master Joiners Awards will need to be with the awards convenors earlier than normal to get judged and down to Queenstown.Closing date 24 March.

a great fishing trip


n 19 February a fishing trip organised by Auckland Master Joiners Secretary Michael Bangs involving some 39 people and two charter boats headed off from the Westhaven Marina into the sunset to fish just off Waiheke Island. The fish were a jumpin’ and there were bites and fish galore. Many thanks must go to all the sponsors of this boat trip. In particular Leitz Tooling with their prize of a voucher worth $1000 for new tools and services from Leitz, for the biggest fish caught on the day (by weight) won by Ravi from Grandvue Joinery and W & R Jack Ltd with their prize worth $800 for any product sold by Jacks, for the most legal fish caught on the day won by Zean from GJ Joinery. Thanks should also go to the skippers and crew of both boats used from fishing boat hire firm Ultimate Charters. They made for a great day picking the right spots! Last but not least many thanks to the other food and drink sponsors involved: Morgan & Aicken Ltd, Woodman Hardware & Software Ltd, Daiken NZ Ltd and Allegion NZ

I look forward to seeing you all in Queenstown for an exciting time to interact with our incredibly supportive sponsors and other member delegates.

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New Year, new changes 2016 promises to be an exciting year for Allegion. We are pleased to announce two new additions to our residential and commercial sales teams, as well as new strategic focus for two of our key account managers. Campbell Glennie joined Allegion in October 2015, as Architectural Sales Consultant in the C o m m e r c i a l s e c t o r. Previously in the fibreglass roofing and cladding business, Campbell gained extensive experience in national account and brand manager roles. Campbell’s specification experience is a welcome addition to our Auckland Commercial team. Luke Pascoe joined Allegion’s Residential Sales team in January 2016. Originally from the South Island, Luke has over 10 years’ sales experience in the electronics industry. Prior to Luke’s sales and account manager roles, Luke spent time in the building trade and residential construction. Recently relocated to Auckland, Luke will look after West and North Auckland and Northland territories. Steve Ellis has moved into a Business Development Manager role for Allegion. Previously Residential Key Account Manager for West and North Auckland and Northland, Steve managed complex and strategic relationships with key accounts in his territory. With a larger strategic overview, Steve’s focus will now shift to the aluminium fabricator channel, working to strengthen relationships with existing customers and to bring new customers on board. Rob Wells joined Allegion in 2015, as part of Allegion’s acquisition of Brio. Rob brings a depth of experience and knowledge to the sliding and folding hardware channel. Rob’s role has now expanded into Business Development Manager, recognising the contribution and strategic development Rob brings to the Brio brand. 

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Gary Caulfield

XLam appoints new CEO As Cross Laminated Timber increasingly excites architects and builders alike, XLam’s growth strategy across Australasia continues with the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer. Robin Jack, XLam’s co-founder, Director and retiring CEO said they were focused on finding the right person with extensive experience in the prefabricated construction industry to join the team and lead XLam into an exciting future. “I look forward to the 14th March when I will proudly hand over CEO duties to my appointed successor, Gary Caulfield. Gary brings us a wealth of world class, innovative construction and exemplary leadership experience. He has successfully delivered major prefabricated construction projects in New Zealand and overseas, including involvement in finance, legal, design and site management. He knows the construction industry inside out from the perspective of our clients, and this will help us enormously as our involvement with larger commercial projects continues to grow. We share genuine passion for prefabrication, demonstrated by Gary’s extensive experience and election as a past Chairman of PreFabNZ. “I am thrilled to have secured the services of Gary to lead the company forward, and he will have the support of a highly capable team spearheaded by Sam Leslie, Rob De Brincat, Neil Dodunski and Peter Steadman. The company is in good hands.” Mr Jack concluded. Those close to Robin Jack know that he has long planned to see XLam move into a new growth stage under a new CEO during 2016, even promising his wife he would step down as CEO by March 2016. His strategic growth plans for XLam and his personal plans are on track while he will retain a keen interest as a Director on the XLam Board. XLam’s Chairman, Martin Kriewaldt has accepted Mr Jack’s notice of retirement as CEO while welcoming his ongoing involvement as a shareholder and Director on the Board. “Mr Jack is a successful entrepreneur with exceptional foresight.” Mr Kriewaldt said. “XLam started as a conversation involving Robin and his brother Ian over a coffee table in 2010. Robin Jack brought a wealth of experience to that coffee table as the long-standing Managing Director of W & R Jack Ltd, New Zealand’s largest supplier of timber processing machinery. “His hard work, experience and entrepreneurial spirit paid off with the establishment of the Southern Hemisphere’s only cross laminated timber manufacturing plant. Without doubt, Mr Jack, in partnership with his brother Ian, has furthered the capabilities of locally manufactured timber in construction. As XLam continues to grow in New Zealand and Australia, Robin, as a Director, will provide valuable influence to its future, while supporting the new CEO,” he said. 

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From the Publisher

Smart ways and innovation abound This issue has been an interesting one for me in terms of the stories I have had to write. The Cutshop story demonstrated to me that entrepreneurship here in New Zealand is alive and well. Contract cutting has been around for a while but providing an opportunity for the smaller workshop to access innovative, hi tech processes for themselves as with the Cutshop concept is a great step forward. I really wish them well. Talking of innovation have a look at Clickply, a new range of ready made ply product ideal for shop displays amongst other things as well as the sophisticated storage and retrieval system used at Blum. It doesn’t stop there either. Keith Wallace at Wallace Furniture Finishers Ltd is an inspiration: he project managed his own new factory site then added new to the old to double his output capacity, a real Kiwi story. Not dissimilar to the story I did on Central Joinery where they set up shop in the old Fisher & Paykel site in East Tamaki with hi tech from Homag and English spraybooth manufacturers Junair. The message I guess is industry here in New Zealand is alive and well and just as up with it as it is overseas. Our feature on Computer Solutions covers a lot of ground with many established local and overseas companies as well as some new ones. Nothing stands still as new more effective ways to do business come on stream. This year has started with much promise and I hope it continues through the year. Information has been something we always try to provide. There are a few such items in this issue such as that from timber supplier Tunnicliffes looking at the do’s and don’ts of prepping and paint finishing timber and Artisan Stone with their Stone Insights column on how to keep a benchtop looking great as well as our other regular columns. At the high end there is the move to ever more sophisticated factory handling systems where computer use is dominant. It is the future whether we like it or not. What interests me is where will the next truly revolutionary change come from? With all those bright, innovative folk out there I’m sure it won’t be too far away! The next big industry event will be the AWISA Exhibition held this time in Melbourne in early July. We are sure to see some new and exciting things there. For the Master Joiners there is the Annual Conference this year in fabulous Queenstown at the end of May. Now that will be an exciting event. See you there. Bob Nordgren

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new training trust The New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers’ Federation (Master Joiners) announce the launch of a charitable trust, the investment proceeds from which will be used to assist in the training and development of all within the NZ joinery industry and inform the public in general. The recent Government moves to reorganise trade training organisations saw the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO) merge with the Building Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). In winding up JITO had some residual cash which has been apportioned to the industries involved. Master Joiners were asked to administer the portion of the funds applicable to timber joinery and have decided to invest the money in a Charitable Trust, The Joinery Training Trust (JTT), for the benefit of the industry. NZJMF have created a company The Joinery Training Trust Ltd as the sole trustee of the Charitable Trust. The Directors are Liam Wackrow, President of Master Joiners; Ken Monk a long time highly respected industry advocate and Past Chairman of JITO; and Kevyn Moore an experienced independent business consultant. The Trust Secretary is Corinne Moore, Executive Officer of Master Joiners.

the Aegis platform. This is an electronic administration system with Investment Custodial Services (ICSL) as Custodian. The Aegis system, with ICSL as custodian, administers more than $7billion of funds in over 20,000 portfolios for selected investment professionals. The Joinery Training Trust (JTT) will not in any way affect the training of apprentices carried out by BCITO. However the JTT logo colours recognise both the historic link to JITO and the link to the future with BCITO. The purposes of the charitable trust are: (a) to provide for education and training of joiners in particular and of the public in general; (b) to develop and deliver coordinated services with other agencies (including government) in support of Purpose (a); (c) to undertake any other activities which are Charitable under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 or any Act in substitution thereafter should purposes a) and b) become redundant. The directors of the Trust have said:

The trust company have appointed John Sumner of Sumner Ryan, Napier, as Authorised Financial Adviser. John Sumner is a recognised and respected financial planner and investment adviser. John is a Certified Financial Planner.

“Master Joiners believed that the industry will get a greater return from investing the money rather than spending the capital on a one off project. In this regard we are looking for new and exciting ideas from all within the joinery industry. This is a charitable Trust, so every dollar will receive maximum value.”

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wins 3rd industry award For the third consecutive year, XPO Exhibitions has taken home the “Best New Zealand Show” award for its Auckland event, at the EEAA (Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia) Awards for Excellence; buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show reinforcing their position as the country’s leading industry event organiser. Announced in Sydney at a gala dinner & awards ceremony the 2015 EEAA Awards for Excellence celebrated the Australasian exhibition and event industry's most outstanding achievers. Judges said ... “The buildnz | designex & The National Safety Show event addressed important issues across the industry and an extensive communications strategy, leveraging of leading industry associations, media partners and targeted marketing ensured the event’s success. The event exceeded all sales targets and achieved its highest ever attendance: more than 300 exhibitors and 6,000+ visitors.” XPO's Events & Sales Director, Tony Waite, says, “Over the past 3 years XPO exhibitions has been finalists in 7 EEAA Award categories and won 5 of those, demonstrating that New Zealand delivers best in class events comparable to many others around the world.”

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Mercer returns home Following a recent management buyout the head office of Mercer Interiors Ltd is to move from Auckland to sit alongside its Christchurch manufacturing plant. One of a series of restructuring moves designed to improve efficiencies and profitability for the supplier of the only locally manufactured stainless sink plant in New Zealand. Put together by the divisions former General Manager Ivan Ramsey who continues as Managing Director and as majority shareholder the change in ownership took place in early February. The company will trade under the Mercer Interiors Ltd name for the next two years giving the new company time to think about rebranding. The Mercer sink brand however stays with the new entity permanently. Ivan Ramsey stated that while the Mercer Group had experienced difficult times over the last few years, prompting the company to divest areas that didn’t always mesh, the interiors division had been a good performer for the Group. “We have reduced overheads substantially in our division over the last couple of years many of them to do with duplication of facilities and staff in Auckland and Christchurch. Staff numbers are now down to 22 from 40 and this with the rationalisation of office and warehouse facilities will reduce our overhead structure substantially.” “We haven’t even started on the sales side yet and our National Sales Manager, Sean Opie, and his team are look forward to developing that. Wilsonart remains a big part of the picture and we will extend our relationship with them while also continuing to develop our own Mercer sink ware out of our Christchurch manufacturing plant.” “We have a great team in Christchurch lead by our Plant Operations Manager Andrew Gregory and key staff will relocate their including Operations Manager Kristy Lawton and her assistant Manoj Nair who along with Customer Services Manager Frank Smits and Logistics Manager Alan Sutherland will look to build on the company’s service levels across our client base. “We deal with virtually every joiner and fabricator in the country and understand the importance of connecting with them and providing them with an even better service. To this end along with seeking to improve our logistics and supply lines the company is opening a new stand at the Home Ideas Centre in Auckland and is to upgrade its showroom in Christchurch to showcase its entire product range and provide a venue for clients and their clients to view in situ what we have to offer and how it looks, feels and works.”

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AWISA 2016

a partners guide to Melbourne The AWISA 2016 trade show, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6-9 July this year, is a sold-out success. Joiners Magazine readers thinking of visiting the show are assured that their visit will be more than worthwhile. The event is the largest AWISA show ever and has extraordinary support from the major machinery and hardware companies. It is no surprise that with the show being the biggest ever, the scale of some of the individual exhibits is also the biggest ever. AWISA’s website, www.awisa. com, contains much information about visiting the show, including links for hotel accommodation and for visitor pre-registration. AWISA is running shuttle buses from Melbourne airport to the venue on show days. Full details on the website, but in summary New Zealand visitors only need to walk to one of the domestic baggage claim areas in the same building as international arrivals to get directions from bus company representatives.

The June edition of Joiners magazine will include exhibitor lists and floorplans. But with many New Zealand attendees traditionally adding a few days to explore the city in which the show takes place, or visiting with partners that are looking for other things to do, this edition concentrates on the other attractions of Melbourne. MELBOURNE discover its stars, secrets and little gems Melbourne is an expert at the slow reveal of its many attractions. Think of those beautiful, historic shopping arcades you only discover when exploring off the main city streets. And those stylish bars, often hidden in laneways with little or no signage. And the laneway street art that has become an internationally famous and much-photographed feature. Then there’s the much-maligned Yarra River (supposedly the only one in the world to flow upside down), but even that stretch of water has tree-shaded walks and cycle trails, riverside BBQs and a couple of boat house cafes upstream which rent rowboats. So here’s how to discover the city’s stars, secrets and little gems.

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Getting around The best way to explore is on foot, because it’s the only way you’ll discover those famous arcades and laneways. So head for the visitor information centre in Federation Square (Fed Square to the locals) and pick up a map. Nearby are some varied walks… east up the Yarra River to Birrarung Marr, the riverside park with diverse art installations and the Federation Bells which ring out three times daily. Or west along the Yarra through the Southgate shopping and restaurant complex, then walk to Docklands, the city’s newest inner suburb by the water. The free City Circle tourist tram trundles along Flinders Street to Docklands in the west, La Trobe Street in the north and Nicholson Street/Spring Street in the east, then back to Flinders Street (and in reverse). Travel on all Yarra Trams within the above area is also free, but travel elsewhere and you’ll need to buy a Myki card at 7-11 stores or a train station. (Note: you can’t buy them on trams or trains.) Shopping Melbourne’s arcades are celebrated for their little boutiques, artisan stores and cafes where coffee is

an art form. Start in Degraves Street, opposite Flinders Street Station, where there are endto-end restaurants and cafes. Then walk right through to the Bourke St Mall, winding your way through Centre Place, Centre Walk, and the 19th century Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. Straight opposite are Myer and David Jones, with the Emporium and the vast Melbourne Central shopping complex right behind them. If haute couture calls, the ‘Paris end’ of Collins St, between Swanston St and Spring St, is your haven. The siren call of fashion is also strong in Little Collins St, with young, edgy Australian designers. Restaurants and cafes True foodies should grab a copy of The Age Good Food Guide, which lists every good-to-great restaurant in town. There are many in nearby suburbs too, with the newest epicurean epicentre in Fitzroy, along Gertrude St and Smith St (also great for fashion). The St Kilda foreshore is an excellent spot for a wintry walk, a warming glass of red or a bowl of soup overlooking the sea. (continued next page)

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a partners guide to Melbourne (continued)

At right: Mohamed Valibhai, from Stevenson & Williams in Dunedin, with other winners of the 2014 John Tiddy Memorial Award, at AWISA

Where are they now? AWISA follows up the 2014 John Tiddy Memorial Award winners

Dunedin, New Zealand In the lead up to AWISA 2016, the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association organises the John Tiddy Memorial Award. The award is for five apprentices from 5 regions of Australia and one from New Zealand, to receive allexpenses paid overnight trips to the AWISA 2016 exhibition in Melbourne, plus $2000 towards their training course fees. AWISA recently tracked down all the 2014 winners and without exception all award winners said the recognition has been a milestone in their lives, and assisted with their career development and progress. Kiwi award winner Mohamed Valibhai, from Stevenson & Williams in Dunedin, is now a well-credentialed member of the company’s small, tight-knit work force of nine providing cabinet making and joinery services to Dunedin city. Joinery sales manager Andrew Duncan said the company was delighted at Mohamed’s progress. “He completed his apprenticeship in the middle of last year and is now a fully-fledged tradesman involved in all aspects of our work. In particular he manufactures kitchens off cutting lists and follows through with their installation. He is also responsible for making and installing timber windows, stairs and other joinery components.” Mr Duncan said winning a John Tiddy award was helpful for Mohamed. “Yes definitively, it was a great boost to his confidence and a helping hand to his performance and standing on the job.” Winning the John Tiddy Memorial Award is clearly part of the motivation behind young cabinet making and joinery apprentices doing well, and moving their careers and lives in the right direction. AWISA established the award in 2008 to commemorate the late John Tiddy’s contribution to the Australasian furniture and woodworking industry, and his contribution to AWISA. AWISA 2016 takes place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6-9 July 2016. Full details at www. The entry form for the John Tiddy Memorial Award is also available at

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Ethnic precincts flourish too: Chinatown in Little Bourke Street; Greek restaurants around Lonsdale Street; Italian in Lygon St, Carlton; and Vietnamese and other Asian right along Victoria Street, Richmond. For dining rooms with a view, Vue de Monde (one of Melbourne’s top restaurants; advance bookings essential) is on the 55th floor of the Rialto building, while Sofitel Melbourne has Number 35 on the 35th floor of this 5-star hotel. Coffee You can’t discuss Melbourne’s culinary scene without including coffee; in fact some people would claim it’s more important than food. (Melbourne baristas have set up shop successfully in New York, which says a lot about their determination to improve the coffee habits in the Big Apple.) Bars Melbourne has some very sophisticated, luxe bars in and close to the city. For great cocktails, try 1806, Bar Americano, Black Pearl, Everleigh and Lily Blacks. Top laneway bars include Double Happiness, Ferdyduke, Berlin Bar, Bar Ampere and Misty Place. Art The two major galleries are the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in St Kilda Rd, which houses the gallery’s international collection and hosts the Winter Masterpieces ‘Degas: A New Vision’ during July; and the Ian Potter Centre NGV at Federation Square, which houses the Australian collection. A major survey of 200 years of Australian fashion and a large exhibition of Australian watercolours both show at this gallery in July. The city has also become world famous for its street art - UK artist Banksy has contributed, along with other internationally known street artists. Best places

to browse are Hosier and Rutledge Lane, Caledonian Lane, Union Lane, Degraves St, cnr Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley and Centre Place, between Collins St and Flinders Lane. Attractions If you’re bringing the kids to Melbourne, put these on your list: The Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, the Skydeck on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, the tall ship Polly Woodside, Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel for a sky high view of the city. Sport Home of the Australian Football League – and of course there are games to watch over the weekend you’ll be in Melbourne. Out of town Hop on a train and visit Bendigo, where the Bendigo Art Gallery has a fabulous exhibition on Marilyn Munroe (closes Sunday July 10). Hire a car and drive to the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula – both are within an hour or so of the city, and famous for their wines. If you choose the Mornington Peninsula, put your car on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry and drive back to Melbourne via the Bellarine Peninsula. Geelong, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne, has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. The waterfront is now home to seaside restaurants, cafes, parks and more than 100 bollards that have been sculpted out of huge wooden pylons then painted. Take a close look – you may recognise the face of former Prime Minister John Howard amongst identities including explorer Mathew Flinders, sports heroes, life savers, 1920s lady swimmers and many colourful characters. 

most trusted brand for the second year running Hideaway Bins designed and manufactured in New Zealand by Kitchen King Ltd, a family owned and operated company, gains recognition in the Architecture and Design Trusted Brand Survey. Hideaway Bins won the Top Trusted Brand in Waste Management for the second year running – 2015 & 2014. Industry professionals rank their favourite brands by allocating a maximum of 10 votes to 10 dierent nominated brands over a four week voting period.With over 500 nominated brands competing and 4000+ votes places during the period The Top Trusted Brands survey is Australia’s leading national showcase of the best brands in the architectural, building, construction and design industry sectors.

the kitchen, bathroom and laundry as well as commercial projects. The bins are a practical solution that slide away under the bench and are completely hidden from sight until needed. Being both ergonomic and functional the bins are designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards the user, allowing easy disposal of waste without having to bend low inside cupboards. Jamie and Allen Bertelsen.

Winning the Most Trusted Brand in the Waste Management category means Hideaway Bins has been recognised for innovation and quality in supplying Waste Management systems to the furniture and joinery industry of Australia. Hideaway Bins are renowned for manufacturing high quality innovative storage solutions for

The hidden bin solutions have been distributed throughout Australia for the past nine years through a strong distribution network as well as being show cased at many consumer and trade based exhibitions assisting in building a strong and well known brand. It is seen as a huge achievement for a New Zealand owned and operated business to be ranked up at this level given the size of the Australian market in comparison to New Zealand.

To win this award in such a competitive environment is seen as a great achievement and an honour and is something the father daughter team of Allen and Jamie Bertelsen are incredibly proud of. Hideaway Bins are distributed throughout New Zealand through distribution partners Hettich and Hafele. If you are interested in the full results of the survey they can be found on architectureanddesign.

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Laminex New Zealand

update Global trends key Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing break and is now well underway for a successful 2016. Over at Laminex New Zealand it’s as busy as ever as we plan for a year of product updates, introductions and partnerships with our valued customers. This January we had the honour of sending German Kitchens’ Damian Hannah to the KBIS show in Las Vegas as part of our NKBA Awards sponsorship. Damian was hosted by Formica North America and witnessed a number of amazing and exciting innovations throughout the show such as a 3D printed bathroom mixer, sous vide cooking for the residential kitchen and a number of enhancements to the depth and texture of benchtop surfaces that we’re sure to see heading to our shores soon. Global trends are key to our business and we are privileged to have an expansive global design team at our fingertips. Through their visits to international trade and design shows we get an insight into the product and design trends that are shaping our world, trends that inform our own new product development process and what we bring to market. We continue to strive to innovate both into new product categories and in our existing product ranges. Our first new additions in 2016 will be to the Caesarstone® range which will see three new colours available from March 7. The hero of this update is StatuarioNuvo, a new interpretation of Statuario marble showcasing large dark veins on a white background. Joining it will be two new concrete decors providing the look and feel of concrete, but with all the easy clean benefits of Caesarstone. Visit for more information. Whilst new product innovation drives our business, we cannot forget our core product range. Melteca saw a number of new introductions such as Purecoat painted panels and Clipwall panel solutions in the second half of 2015. We also revitalised our standard Melteca colour range, adding new solids and woodgrains perfect for applications such as commercial furniture, cabinetry and wardrobes. With custom solutions becoming more and more popular we’re seeing a number of wardrobe specialists springing up across the country and the introduction of hardware, lighting and software solutions to support this growing segment. Our IT Bureau team has expanded with Max Chilmeran joining Stefan Rott in supporting imos® in line with customer growth in this area. With the new year and ‘back to school’ mentality now is the perfect time to revisit your software and training requirements, so contact the team for training dates available in your area. Looking forward to another exciting year in our industry! Regards Richard Pollington General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Allegion’s Sales Person of the Year

Laminex appointment Laminex New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Jackson as National Marketing Manager. Rob comes to the position with a wealth of experience, most recently the responsibility for the Melteca, Laminam and Laminex Timber Veneer product ranges in his role as Marketing Development Manager – Commercial. Rob began with Laminex New Zealand in February 2006 managing Caesarstone, Corian, Formica & Laminex. Rob then spent time at Carters before taking on the role of Field Sales and Marketing Manager at Stanley Black and Decker, and then returning to Laminex New Zealand in early 2015. 

Kicking off 2016 with a bang, Michael Sauter has been announced as Top Sales Person of the Year at Allegion’s AsiaPacific Annual Awards. Michael was recognised at last month’s AsiaPacific Annual Awards as Allegion’s Top Sales Person for the South-Asia region for 2015. This award recognises Michael’s outstanding sales results, along with the commitment, focus and energy he brings to his role and the dedication and support he provides for his customers. Michael joined Allegion in 2014 as Architectural Sales Consultant with an extensive sales background and progressed to Regional Sales Manager for the South Island team in 2015, following Angus Welton’s move to a National Sales Manager role in Auckland. Consistently exceeding targets and expectations, Michael’s success is in his proactive and positive approach. Michael acknowledges the support of his South Island team as instrumental in his success, with Kim McBeath (2015 Hardware Journal Supplier Key Account Manager of the Year), Hare Pitema and Bryce Carter, delivering successful sales initiatives and growth plans. With the South Island team now at full strength, this team is setting the pace for an exciting 2016!

apprenticeships for a new generation GOT A TRADE? GOT IT MADE! speaks to young people, aged 16-24 years, and key influencers, including teachers and parents. With only 30 percent of school leavers heading to university, onthe-job training provides genuine opportunities for the other 70 percent.

New Zealand’s second annual GOT A TRADE WEEK will be held from 22-26 August 2016. The week will have a strong media focus, bolstered by key events and widespread supporters activity. More experiential events, including interactive workplace tours, will be delivered earlier in the year under GOT A TRADE? GOT IT MADE! GOT A TRADE? GOT IT MADE! is a national campaign to raise awareness of on-thejob training and careers in New Zealand’s trades and services. It also celebrates the talent and achievements of young people making headway in their chosen vocation. “Apprenticeships fell off the radar 25 years ago. Now, we're working to establish on-the-job training and careers in trades and services as aspirational opportunities. Little by little, we aim to reposition them as 'plan-A' career paths in the minds of school leavers,

Andrew Robertson

teachers and parents," says Andrew Robertson, chairman of the steering committee for 2016. “The first year of the campaign culminated in the launch of GOT A TRADE WEEK, which surpassed all expectations and set the benchmark for 2016. Now, we're looking to develop the brand and build an annual calendar of activity, creating more opportunities for local talent to connect with local employers throughout the country."

New Zealand needs more skilled tradespeople. A third of all occupations on the 2015 LongTerm Skills Shortage List are trades and services. In Auckland, unprecedented growth in building and construction is expected to generate an additional 32,000 jobs by 2018. Globally, the 2015 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey shows that, for the fourth consecutive year, skilled trades were the hardest roles to fill, particularly bakers, butchers, chefs, electricians and mechanics.

on-the-job. And, that trades and services are increasingly hightech and highly skilled," says Robertson. "We need to work together – in the workplace, in the classroom and in the home – to ensure that young New Zealanders are aware of the training and career options available to them." Launched in November 2014, GOT A TRADE? GOT IT MADE! is owned and managed by a consortium of forward-thinking industry training organisations – BCITO, Careerforce, Competenz, Connexis, HITO, MITO, ServiceIQ and The Skills Organisation. Collectively, they represent more than 120,000 learners and 50,000 employers across 100 industry sectors.

"Employers are telling us they need bright, young, motivated people who are willing to learn

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Loox from Hafele

a system that simplifies designing Loox. Light ideas that are flexible, easy and reliable to implement With the Loox LED system it is easy to develop and plan flexible light ideas. The flexibility is a result of a wide selection of different components ranging from light fixtures to switches. The easy to use plug-in system with its clearly marked colour coding connects all the elements with a compact driver. Large systems with multiple or different drivers can also be created. All components are of certified quality and provide long-term reliability and peace of mind during operation. Passepartout antique bronze from Access Group (see over page).

Plan Flexibly To achieve different lighting effects is one thing … to respond to different installation situations is something else altogether. With the large number of components in the Loox LED system both are possible. From the wide-angle beam of interior cabinet lighting incorporating a door contact switch combined with drawer lighting, to the combination of mood and functional lighting in an open kitchen.

Access the catalogue online today at Or order your copy from your local Hafele office.

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or contact Je Davenport on 021 972 517 or email

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LED lighting innovation Access Group is a distributor, importer and manufacturer of kitchen and home storage hardware. In 2014, they teamed with DOMUS Line*, an Italian designer and manufacturer at the forefront of LED lighting technology, to bring a range of high quality LED lighting products to the New Zealand market. DOMUS Line’s philosophy incorporates stylish, fashionable design, cutting edge technology, quality manufacturing and responsible environmental values to provide a progressive range of cabinet lighting solutions, creating environments that are both functional and appealing. New and Innovative from DOMUS Line The New Zealand DOMUS Line range already encompasses LED spotlights, including master and slave units, LED strip lighting and aluminium profiles to suit LED strips. Plus sensors and touch switches and the cables, distributor blocks and LED drivers necessary to power up the range. Now, with the brand established, Access Group are delighted to release new LED profiles from DOMUS Line – Icy, ideal for under shelf and inside wardrobe use and Ledye, suited to under cabinet, in cabinet and under shelf use. Don’t overlook the classically inspired new spotlights – Akoya and Passepartout – made of metal alloy with antique bronze or antique pewter finishes, and with brilliant new COB (chip on board) modules that mean a very even light projection and no visible dots when the lights are both off and on. Perhaps the most exciting new product though is the amazing Smally with ‘Plug & Play’ technology. Smally fits onto Access Group’s existing DOMUS Line 12Vdc platform and is easy to install with a fast, tool-free fitting system of steel springs that simply need lateral pressure, saving you time and worry on the job.

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Passepartout antique bronze

Akoya antique pewter

Smally ‘plug & play’

Smally is designed for recessed installation but two spacer types, SP for straight and OB for angled, are available separately to convert Smally into a surface installable spotlight. Smally features SMD Led modules for homogenous light projection and no visible dots.

Why LED for cabinets? •

Best of all, Smally has a brilliant ‘Plug & Play’ connection system directly on the light body, whereby the power lead can be disconnected and removed if necessary, a real plus for speedy, no-fuss installation and simple, hasslefree replacement.

LED lights use up to 80% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs so energy savings are significant.

LED lights will last up to 30,000 hours

LED lights work at full output instantaneously yet generate very little heat so are ideal for recessing in cabinets and under shelves

LED lights are robust and able to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature, making them durable and safe for environments such as kitchens

Contact your Access Group rep, phone 0800 852 258 or email to discuss your LED lighting requirements. *

DOMUS Line LED Lighting complies with NZ standards and is guaranteed from manufacture or material fault for the life of the furniture into which it is installed. The full range is included in Access Group’s 2016/2017 Product Guide, available now.

Lighting the Way


DOMUS Line - Italian designed and made with your home in mind

• Stylish, fashionable design • Cutting edge technology • Quality manufacturing • Energy efficient DOMUS Line, distributed by Access Group, for LED spotlights, including master and slave units, LED strip lighting, profiles for LED strips, sensors and touch switches, along with all necessary connectors, cables, distributor blocks and drivers.

Smally Plug&Play ‘No Dot’ technology and ‘Plug&Play’ system for super easy installation, disconnection and removal

Email, phone 0800 852 258 or contact your Access Group rep to discuss your LED lighting requirements. New DOMUS Line LED Lighting is included in Access Group’s 2016/2017 Product Guide, available now. *Access Group guarantees all products from manufacture or material fault, for the life of the furniture or cabinetry into which they are installed.

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“This past Christmas was the first real rush period we have moved through since purchasing the Intermac and it proved itself. We never would have got there without it.”

shaping stone Intermac Master 30T gives speed and consistency When Andre Perey set up Granite Pacifica at the end of last century, the company literally cut, shaped and polished stone benchtops by hand. Their purchase early last year of a an Intermac Master 30T CNC machining centre moved the company up a big step in terms of automation, and led to significant improvements in scheduling, throughput and consistency of quality. Granite Pacifica was established by Andre Perey in 1999 and since then has developed a strong manufacturing business supplying granite and stone benchtops, vanities and bartops for architects, builders, kitchen manufacturers, shop fitters and designers throughout the North Island Initially everything was done by hand, a skill saw to cut the outline and then hand operated routers, grinders and polishers to finish. A few years back the company purchased a bridge saw to speed up the cut out and then at the beginning of last year purchased a Master 30T machining centre from Intermac, Biesse’s stone machinery brand to take the factory another step forward. “It has sped the process up considerably.” says Andre. “Previously we were very manual, shaping was done with a hand operated router using templates, a new template had to be made for each job and it was very slow as we needed to reset the template for each pass. This was then followed by a lot of hand finishing, polishing and grinding which requires a lot of skill and time and creates a lot of dust.

“The beauty of this machine is the operator doesn’t need to be experienced with stone. He needs to know a little about the fragility and brittleness of different stone types when selecting the operating speed, otherwise a minimal level of computer skills are all that is required. Our operator Ruairidh picked it up relatively quickly and his computer background helped.

Andre Perey (right) with operator Ruairidh, monitor work on a bar top.

“I decided we needed to invest in technology and as part of my research last summer I attended a Biesse open day at their warehouse in Manukau where they were demonstrating the Intermac range of stone CNC and cutting machines. I saw instant benefits for our company. I liked the simplicity of the machine and I liked the fact that Biesse were a company on the ground here in New Zealand with local technicians and support. Following the show Intermac offered the demo model for sale at a good price - so I purchased it.

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“Both the Intermac sales and service staff have been great, Mark Tutty put me in touch with a guy down the road using an Intermac who has been very helpful both in pre purchase discussions and subsequently assisting in our operator training. Technician Conrad Mincher was also very good during the bedding in process, he lives close which was an added advantage and was quickly available as we needed him. The Biesse/Intermac online set up is good but I like being able to be face to face with a technician sometimes.

“Perhaps the most important factor though is that the machine largely takes out the concept of human error - you set it and it does the job. If the operator comes in in a bad mood it doesn’t matter the quality stays consistent and is millimetre perfect. “This past Christmas was the first real rush period we have moved through since purchasing the Intermac and it proved itself. We would never would have got there without it.”

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Software Solutions useful reading for those contemplating entry, upgrading or development

25 imos & 2020 28 Compusoft & EQ 30 woodCADlCAM & Homag 33 Quantum & megabits 34 3d developments 36 inmatic book 39 Flash 3d

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Have your cake and eat it ... with IT Bureau You get the best of both worlds when it comes to IT Bureau's software solutions 20-20 Design and imos. 20-20 Design is our design to sales drawing package created specifically for kitchen, bathroom and interior design professionals. imos is regarded as the most powerful and flexible manufacturing software for the New Zealand market.

With over 20 years industry experience the IT Bureau team is here to support you and make your business succeed. Supported by Laminex NZ’s national sales network, we combine world-class technology with in-depth knowledge of the local market to help your business be the best it can be. Quality software is a key consideration in today’s market where technology is playing an increasingly important part in design and manufacturing. The most common issues faced include time wasted manually drawing designs, re-entering single jobs into various programmes, or being limited by software solutions that do not match the scale of the business. The IT Bureau is here to assist with your software selection, ensuring you make the right choices for your business. We welcome new release 20-20 Design Version 11 to our shores The latest release of 20-20 version 11, showcases further development with its ability to integrate with smartphones and tablets to enable rooms to be measured. This allows users to peer and pan into designs. Enhancements include the new sketch mode, an updated NZ

texture palette, access to online libraries (2020 cloud), physical light property control and other additions which guarantee users an edge over the competition. For those of you less familiar with 20-20 Design, the software gives users the ability to drag and drop items allowing you to plan, generate elevations and create photorealistic renderings as well as export plans to reports or tablet devices for viewing. The IT Bureau offers a monthly lease, or a purchase option which has the added benefit of an optional annual maintenance and support program subscription.

imos12 for manufacturing has arrived imos is our modular 3D software solution for furniture and interior design. Orders can be processed reliably and quickly in just a few steps from sales (imos NET) to machine (imos CAM). The applied furniture catalogues are based on the original 3D CAD data, which are directly generated from the design process allowing materials and furniture fittings to be selected out of various supplier catalogues (iFurn). This information provides the data for the design (imos DATA). With our recent release of imos 12, end customers are now able to exchange data such as pictures, order information or quotations with the producer via app and the cloud. A visualisation of 3D furniture design works via app on mobile devices with the integrated ARtechnology (imos 360). We recommend the purchase of imos for businesses that have, or are looking to buy a CNC machine, as imos directly transforms the planning and design data into machine readable formats. (continued over page)

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Have your cake and eat it ... with IT Bureau (cont. from p.25)

Better together than all-in-one for a complete design-to-manufacture solution Today we have a number of customers using both 20-20 Design and imos for a complete design-to-manufacture solution. Users in 2020 Design export the design file to a XML file format which in turn is imported into imos for manufacturing, saving time and energy which can be used in other parts of the business. All-in-one packages are often viewed as a cost saving exercise. Unfortunately this is often not the case, with users paying for features and functions that they don’t use. Such packages are often limited and do not allow for customisation, requiring a compromise with either the design or manufacturing component for complete functionality. To have leading solutions such as 20-20 Design and imos as part of our portfolio is a privilege. With the producers of both imos and 20-20 constantly developing and improving their product offer, we can guarantee the best in market product offer is brought to our customers. Making that informed decision when it comes to software When it comes to choosing software for your business make sure you’ve done your research both on the software and the resources behind it prior to going to trial. We recommend that you prepare a list of your requirements – your must-haves and nice-to-haves, before testing any software as this will help to filter out some of the noise contending for your business. The IT Bureau is of course always here to help. Remember it’s an important decision and investment to make, so it should not be taken lightly. Choose well. Contact information Phone 0800 303 606 M-F 8:30-5 Email

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the imos link from showroom to manufacturing is key to the business - it has streamlined the whole process

Peter Hay stays at the forefront of latest manufacturing & design trends Peter Hay’s reputation has been established by delivering stylish kitchens that combine form with function. The company has taken the European design model and applied it to the more personalised design requirements of New Zealand with great success. Peter Hay is now the largest kitchen producer in Australasia and is able to take on a wide variety of projects from one-off custom designs right up to large scale projects. Peter Hay Kitchens manufactures a full range of kitchens for the home from its custom built facility in Manukau, Auckland. The company offers a complete design, manufacture and installation process with everything handled inhouse. Having total control over the entire process enhances communication between the design and manufacturing operations resulting in the company’s celebrated functional yet stylish joinery. The company offers a fully functional 300 square metre showroom at its Manukau manufacturing facility, which provides the perfect platform from which customers can create their dream and view the latest trends and products. This is complemented by a display at the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell giving customers a central city showroom seven days a week. Continual investment in new technology has allowed Peter Hay Kitchens to stay at the forefront of the latest manufacturing and design trends. One recent example is the implementation of design and manufacture software imos. The imos link from showroom to manufacturing is key to the business. Designers using “imos plan” can create rendered drawings for presentation out of a purpose built catalogue. Production planners take the same drawings, produce cut lists and convert them with ease and speed into CNC files for manufacturing. This has streamlined the whole process from start to finish. imos has also made it easy to add new products to the existing library. With an always growing customer base and product range this has also sped up the whole product development process. imos gives us an accurate breakdown on materials and manufacturing cost. Plans for the future will be to maximise additional imos modules. This will enable Peter Hay Kitchens to manage stock against made to order items and forecast planned projects.

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intelligent business systems Ian Featherstone of coaching and business improvement company Glasshalf Full offers a precis of EQ Software and explores its potiental for your business. The Problem In today’s modern world, there is a constant focus on technology and improved systems that should result in both saving time and money. In the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry it is no different. Today there is often more time spent preparing to start manufacturing, than the manufacturing processes itself … sounds familiar? For example: it may be easy to design your customer’s dream kitchen but providing a detailed quotation with their exact requests is often a painstaking process. Things get even worse when customers change their minds during the buying process. Even after the quotation is eventually calculated and agreed on, following through with purchase orders to the relevant suppliers, scheduling trades, planning the different steps and completing the project on time ends up being a tedious activity. In most cases the project managing task is so time consuming that it requires additional staff and \ or more hours – often the latter. Do you recognise some of the elements mentioned here? If you do then you are ready to invest in an intelligent business system which provides you with a platform to manage your time and money efficiently, simplify your daily tasks and enhance your relationships with clients. Stay with me for a few minutes and find out how Compusoft’s business solution “EQ Software” will help you to take your business to the next level. The Next Level With EQ Software, you are able to take a design from your CAD software and use it to generate a quotation automatically. Furthermore, it can separate the cabinets into components and accessories.

EQ Software dynamically calculates parametrically on the measurements it was given from the CAD import. It also has the ability to change the components based on intelligent rules. For example, a cabinet that has a reduced depth may require a different drawer runner. EQ Software automatically removes the unwanted code and replaces it with the correct one and in one go – price has changed and the stock orders will be adjusted. Custom units are therefore not a problem because other options will be dynamically changed. Once the quotation is accepted, EQ Software automatically lists the items needed to pull from stock and if no stock exists, prompts you to place an order with your supplier. With supplier priced catalogues being kept up to date by the Compusoft catalogue team, you are able to link your internal components to actual priced products.The major advantage is then that as the Compusoft catalogues are updated, your own catalogue will be automatically updated too. If you require production data, EQ Software can produce cutting lists or provide your CNC with a csv export ready for import into your CNC software. Managing your projects is simple by monitoring all your activities from one screen and proactively planning install dates and deliveries. Using workflow tasks means that EQ is able to send out certain tasks based on various conditions. So if you quoted on a benchtop, EQ Software will send a task to your installer to measure the benchtop. Keep customers informed as much as needed by simply following the prompts given to you. EQ Software exports invoices, payments and other financial information to an importable file

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which you can import into your accounting software avoiding double entry. As a manager getting the correct statistics is useful for decision making and planning. EQ Software provides the user with a number of graphs and reports such as turnover figures per salesperson, order totals per supplier, marketing statistics and many more. These statistics will help you to make the right decision at the right time. The experience • Customers and suppliers are kept up to date with the consecutive stages of each project and all contact history is recorded for easier tracking • Job Files, CAD drawings, documents are stored by EQ Software in their unique folder, easy to access • Production management and resource planning are facilitated by the task management functions which are standard in EQ Software. This allows you to focus on delivering on time and managing your team • EQ Software is also a CRM (Customer relationship management) tool which will provide visibility of potential sales, clients, quotes and conversion rates of those precious leads and referrals • EQ can integrate with design software, such as Winner Design, 20-20, Cabinet Vision and many more • Integration with accounting software including such as MYOB, Quickbooks and others via excel export In my 33 years in the industry including the last 3 ½ years as an independent consultant to kitchen & joinery businesses, I believe that EQ software has the essential components required to help you run your kitchen or joinery business successfully. Any kitchen

business that wants to see real bottom-line results, needs a wellmanaged business solution such as EQ Software by Compusoft. If you are serious about improving your processes and saving your time so that you have more to spend on business development and sales, I would strongly recommend that you give Compusoft Pacific a call or visit them at AWISA 2016 (Stand 632).

Tel: +61 3 9095 6301

Ian Featherstone Ian’s career has taken him from NZ’s number one cabinetmaking and machining apprentice in 1988 onto a variety of operational, sales, change management, special projects, project management and senior management roles, including more than 14 years with Fletcher Building. This “ground up” experience provides an understanding at all business levels. Glass Half Full takes a constructive approach to performance improvement through coaching, consulting and project management.

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woodCAD|CAM “Most worthwhile investment in 10 years” for example, is now easy to modify, taking just minutes to add drawers, dividers, false backs, and specific hardware. I couldn’t do that with my previous software.” “All shop drawings show a lot more details such as hardware and edging details. By clicking a button I can even move the hardware items. I haven’t seen any other software which can do this! Any changes are easy to save, too. This is fantastic,” Joseph says. Furthermore, version 11 (installed end of February) comes with a lot more functions.

Business owner Joseph Mafrici always knew that software solutions would be the future of smarter manufacturing. When he started looking to replace his existing manufacturing software, his focus was to increase the amount of machining for complex hardware, to have the ability to change hardware at the touch of a button, to modify units quickly, and to minimise the amount of work his cabinet makers were currently doing to complete those units. Essentially it was to change the whole business. According to him, the new design software he purchased a few months ago saves his business hours of programming and manufacturing time. “For example, creating a complex unit within the office took my programmers 3.5 hours with my previous software. Now the same unit takes around 8 minutes. It also takes about half the time to construct on the factory floor. This is the most worthwhile investment I have made in the last ten years.”

Joseph is Managing Director of Edge Commercial Interiors, one of Melbourne's major commercial furniture manufacturers, and woodCAD|CAM(WCC) from Homag eSolution is the new software he purchased. The industry is using WCC particularly for the parametric 3D design of cabinets. Manufacturers with a large variety or custommade products similar to Edge Commercial simplify their design processes using WCC technology. Early 2015, Edge Commercial replaced their existing saw optimisation software with the Homag Group’s optimisation software Cut Rite.This was the first step to the overall software upgrade as they required an optimiser smart enough to effectively receive the data, cut, barcode, and label parts output from manufacturing software. A few months later, they also replaced their design / manufacturing software often years with woodCAD|CAM. Flexibility through modifications by one click Top quality, shorter delivery periods and individual designs – all key figures that today’s cabinet making industry is dealing

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According to Joseph, WCC is simpler and more advanced than his old software.“Previously, we could only create one fifth of the complete parts that we needed. I couldn’t completely build furniture within the software; WCC however, even allows merging and connecting of individual parts and products.”

with. Those that are able to offer the greatest flexibility will stay ahead of the game. Developed solutions, in particular, are required in the furniture and interior design business. Modern software solutions must provide not only continuous assistance from the planning, presentation and design to the final production but also must allow modifications at any time. “The power of variables is fantastic. You can create and modify any cabinet or unit very quickly,” Joseph says. “Every project is different and unique but most have some standards such as drawers, materials or the hardware that we prefer to use. woodCAD|CAM now gives us a lot of flexibility.” WCC comes with the option of a customised library which can be modified anytime. “A basic base cupboard,

Joseph and his team have been learning to use the software for three months by everyday usage and are creating their own database. Even though Homag provides some parts, they were starting from scratch. “Every company is different.We are adding parts and hardware to our database on a daily basis. The software has so much power. It’s complex but easy; it does require training. But once you’ve learnt it, it’s worth it,” Joseph says. Premium products from Melbourne’s north-west Edge Commercial Interiors was established in 1997 in a small factory with three employees. Within 18 months they grew by 400 per cent and moved to their current premises in Melbourne’s north-western suburb Keilor East. Focusing on specials and custommade furniture they quickly grew to becomea well-known commercial furniture manufacturer employing over 30 employees working within 3,900 square metres of factory and (continued over page)

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Most worthwhile investment in 10 years (cont. from p. 30)

office space. Edge Commercial specialise in manufacturing architectural joinery, and office furniture providing clients with a complete interior fit out solution all over Australia. Joseph, a cabinetmaker by trade, had requests for customised furniture and found a way to meet these requests by smart programming – and perfection is programmable as he believes. Software solutions from Homag eSolution, as an example, optimise the processes for cabinet makers and the furniture industry for anyone using Homag Group machinery. “Edge” are currently running five Homag Group machines. They updated their Holzma panel saw with the latest PC, control and operating software. They also purchased the Weeke BHX 200, a vertical CNC drilling machine with dowelling function.

3D presentation & photo realism for successful sales Homag Group software modules like woodWOP, woodNest or Cut Rite for cut optimisation are integrated seamlessly. The industry treasures woodCAD|CAM for the direct generation of part lists and CNC programs; the system allows an easy transfer of design data and part lists into further systems. As a result, WCC becomes a data provider for ERP systems and manufacturing control systems. Furthermore, woodCAD|CAM itself has numerous functions for transferring structured geometry and manufacturing

data to manufacturing plants and machining centers. Further functionalities are specific administrative tools, which allow the generation of production batches. In addition, 3D presentations of wall panels or reception areas are powerful sales arguments. Working closely with designers, architects and project managers Edge have the team and infrastructure to complete projects within demanding completion times yet with the highest level of quality and professionalism.

Joseph explains the improvement through the software, “Most of my clients want to take over the design part. By using WCC, the design process is much more accurate so I can now work with my clientsa t an early stage and do the designing for them. I can construct the finished unit in the software and can eliminate mistakes as I can see how it all fits in the room and exactly how it will be constructed in detail. The result is more efficient and we don’t need to change a lot at the final stage of the job.” When Joseph looks into the future of an industry with such a fast-moving environment he is even happier about the decisions he made over the past years, especially the more recent ones. “Another advantage of the software is that it is always adaptable to new products, allowing innovation whilst maintaining the ability to remain diverse.” This goes hand in hand with Joseph’s forward-thinking approach. 


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a Quantum leap in joinery software In an industry where technology rules, many of New Zealand’s joinery businesses are still hamstrung by software that doesn’t fully meet their needs. Retail display specialists, Creative Displays have recently discovered a cost-effective software solution that has given them the power to manage design, 3D presentation, nesting and direct output to CNC. Creative Displays specialises in the design and manufacture of interactive retail displays. With a host of high profile clients, they provide some of New Zealand’s most innovative display cabinet solutions. “We’ve been using Vectorworks and Interiorcad for years. While we love using Vectorworks for design, we weren’t able to send files straight into production. Exploding design files and importing them into our Biesse nesting software was very cumbersome, and a lot of the nesting work still needed to be done manually,” says Robert Tollenaar, General Manager of Creative Displays. In 2015, Megabits (distributors of Vectorworks and Interiorcad) offered Creative Displays a demonstration of its newly-released, fullservice CNC solution – Quantum. Marilyn Best, Manager of Megabits, says Quantum is a complete software solution for joinery businesses. “Quantum is incredibly powerful software. It pairs Vectorworks with the latest version of Interiorcad, which has been completely re-written to be state-of-the-art woodworking software,” says Marilyn. “To create a total solution, Quantum also includes worldleading nesting software, EnRoute, which can communicate with virtually any CNC machine. There is no other joinery software package that can match that capability,” she says. Robert says one of Quantum’s most attractive features was its ability to create organic shapes. “Retail display designs rely hugely on curves and complex shapes, and we’ve been very impressed with the shapes we can create and export in 3D using Quantum.” As well as improved design capability, Robert says Creative Displays is enjoying a more streamlined production process. “Before we moved to Quantum, stuff used to get made faster than we could programme it – now it’s the other way around!”

we’re confident that the renders we’re sending over to the States are world-class,” says Robert. While the benefits Quantum has delivered to his business have been significant, Robert says the cost of the licences was very reasonable.

On jobs with tight deadlines, Robert says Quantum has proved worth its weight in gold. A recent project saw the team faced with a three week turn-around on an installation for a major retailer. “Without Quantum, we would have been working late nights to get the work done in time. With the software, we were able to finish the job in good time, without any stress.” Robert also credits the software with helping Creative Displays in selling their concepts to clients. “Beautifully rendered images are so important in our work, and Vectorworks has given us an edge over many competitors. While they can draw, they can’t produce the photolike 3D renders that we can.”

“Quantum is really good value – a lot more cost effective than other similar solutions on the market,” he says. Robert believes the key to getting the most out of Creative Displays’ investment is having the right training. “We know that, to get the greatest benefit from Quantum, we need to be fully trained on all of its features. What’s great about Quantum is that the support team is based in New Zealand – so accessing their expertise is easy.”

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3D Kitchen has had a huge start to 2016 with the highest January sales since it commenced business 23 years ago. Sales and general interest are strong throughout the many countries we now market to. We attribute this strength to the big developments we have done with our software, especially over the past 2 years, pushing 3D Kitchen to the forefront of cabinet design and production software. 3D Kitchen has taken on board several exceptional software developers who are at the top of their field internationally, and although this is an expensive exercise, it is a necessary course to take, and it is paying dividends for our company. Sensible, targeted investment in business development with the aim of enhancing your product offering, together with meeting or exceeding market expectations is key to any businesses' survival and growth. Being a 100% New Zealand owned company has put us in a unique position in the industry as we have not considered it wise to partner or merge with other software companies, and so dilute our brand. The feedback from our customers and prospective clients is that they appreciate this stance. 3D Kitchen also is receiving fantastic acceptance from many countries, as software which is owned and produced in New Zealand is seen by companies from other countries as being of high quality and great value for money.

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So make the most of being a Kiwi business, and don't be backwards in using your nationality as a positive marketing point when offering your goods and services internationally. As this is the first issue of Joiners magazine for 2016, 3D Kitchen wishes to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have loyally supported us, and would like to talk to those of you who are considering software to enhance your business this year. Perhaps you even already have other software in place, but it is just not working for you. We can sort that out very quickly and get you back on track. So in either case, give us a call and discuss what we can do for you. Have a great year!

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smart manufacturing for joiners Software manufacturer and author Hans Kull discusses in a recent interview with JOINERS Magazine his new book and how he has developed automation software for joiners JM: Hans, you did an electromechanic apprenticeship, then studied engineering and mathematics. What was the motivation for you to go through so much education and training? HK: Well, I guess I never liked working and preferred to play, so even as an apprentice I was always looking for ways to have machines do my job, or to make my job and then that of others easier. After finishing my apprenticeship I found that I needed to know much more to be able to do the more advanced stuff in there, and at the end of my engineering studies I knew that to understand things better I needed to improve my math skills. After that I worked again a few years in industry, and that was when I ran into a problem. It was

about calculating the codes for mechanical keys and lock cylinder to meet function requirements in master key systems. In mechanical systems the length of those codes is very limited, and the challenge is to squeeze in as much functionality as possible, which translates into a mathematical problem belonging to a class of problems which are computationally very hard. Trust me, only once you have finished a masters’ degree in Mathematics you understand how little you know about mathematics. For me this was one of those fields, and that’s why I went back to university to do a PhD on such problems. JM: Now you have your own company Inmatic, what was the reason for starting a business? HK: I was self-employed already and back then just used to build

When we moved to Australia I soon found that it would be easier to employ full time software engineers rather than hire on a project basis. When you have a big customer asking for more and more it helps if you have others on board that know a lot about our existing software installed with that customer.

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algorithms to solve the number crunching parts of applications in an industrial environment. H o w e v e r, e v e n b a c k t h e n customers asked more and more for complete solutions, so I started to work with software engineers to help me with those projects.

JM: You have written a book on Mass Customisation, what was the reason behind that? HK: Well, the initial idea was just to write a book about the things we do, to help raise our profile, because we know we do good stuff, but nobody else really knows. Meanwhile we had solutions for glaziers and joiners. For them our software improves productivity everywhere, starting with order entry, automating administrative processes from

optimise your joinery with inmatic Using our unique components we can build a solution tailored to your needs. We can also integrate your machinery and existing software if it fits your future needs. If you need a solution to your joinery problems contact us today to discuss your options and share your vision.

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quoting to invoicing, as well as calculating layouts on stock sheets – one of those hard number crunching problems - and then generating machine code for routers or glass cutting machines. For big glass processors we started doing complete automation projects over a decade ago. Our software controls whole factories. It tells the automatic stock feeder where to get glass and to what cutter to bring it, tells the cutter what to cut and the sorter where to put the pieces, and once they all are ready we tell the sorter in what sequence to bring the pieces to the sealing lines, and the sealing lines how to build insulation glass units from them. Even smaller joinery firms can operate with a similarly high degree of automation. For them we’ve built a cloud application where they can specify their cabinets and whole kitchens in the cloud, again with automated quoting and order processing. After ordering this data flows into the factory, automating most of the required processing there.

JM: So why the title Mass Customisation, and what does that actually mean? HK: When I started searching for a title, I was looking for commonalities of our products and found that what our customers do is produce lots of custom parts and pieces in an automated way. With our glass customers, every mirror, shower, splashback or window can have a different size and shape. Our joiners build kitchens, bathrooms and wardrobes to measure, and in a large variety of colours and materials. And that is what mass customisation means: the automated manufacturing of custom products. When I discovered this I became aware that that was what I had done almost all my life: software for mass customisation projects. This started in fact with a project I did about 30 years ago, where I ran into a computationally hard problem. There, once we had the codes of the keys and cylinders on a computer, a process of automation in the production started that meanwhile has reached an extraordinary degree.

JM: So what are the issues you are writing about in your book? HK: Apart from the industries mentioned, until now there were attempts in many other industries to come up with solutions for mass customisation, for example in apparel, but most of them failed for various reasons. However, there are new technologies emerging in ICT and manufacturing, that will make mass customisation feasible in many more industries. So that is one part of the book. The other is about problems and challenges that manufacturers will encounter in projects of such complexity. Over my thirty plus years of software development I have seen quite a lot of things that can go wrong, and I try to help managers to prevent making those mistakes.

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borrow before we earn! Finance! A BORING subject unless you have a specific need at the time or are perhaps studying at University and have taken it as one of your subjects!

are simply no longer around. The vacuum that has been formed by these changes has been filled by some new names, a couple of funders re-inventing themselves and a burgeoning broker market which is falling in line with how businesses secure finance in many offshore markets.

It is however the thread that binds us all as term loans, working capital, overdrafts, trade finance and equipment finance allow businesses to operate in todays environment. The commercial world we all operate in is a fast moving and often challenging place to be, made all the more difficult as we are challenged to borrow before we earn.

At One Finance we have been providing finance to the woodworking sector for the last 14 years and it is good to see like minded finance colleagues go brokering and specialise in their own chosen industry sectors (transport, forestry, earthmoving). This is how business operates in Australia, UK and Canada and business owners get to sit down and talk finance with someone who actually understands their industry.

What was once a mantra drummed into us by our Grandparents generation of ‘save and then buy’ has had to take a backseat as the world became smaller through trade and cheaper travel coupled with access to capital beyond the local Bank.

Shaun Nicholson

If you are reading this I am sure you will be familiar with most finance products when it comes to purchasing new machinery, IT and company vehicles. Hire Purchase, Operating Lease and Lease-toOwn are common terms which most are familiar with even if the finer details might need explaining at the time of deciding which is the best way to go. What is probably not so familiar is who these days offers these products and services as many financiers have since the GFC changed names, merged or

Like a rural Bank Manager of old, we immerse ourselves in the industry by attending trade shows, supplier open-houses and product launches. We stay consistent, we

are there years later when you need another round of funding and we offer choices. To give you a feel for what is possible we are funding typically 100% of the purchase price of machinery, whether it be a small edgebander or a large CNC Router. The majority of our clients opt for a Lease-to-Own as it avoids having to manage the large GST balloon payment typical with Hire Purchase and the bonus is there is no interest charged on the GST! We also cover installation costs, tooling, freight and software.

If you are looking at buying new machinery, company vehicles, extraction systems or need to fund the latest version of software then please call either myself, Shaun Nicholson or Graham Patterson on 0800 663 346. We are here to help.


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quality as standard with the Format-4 profit H08 CNC When you buy a CNC, choosing what software to buy with it can be confusing, and even more so if this is your first CNC. With this in mind, Jacks and Felder have simplified the software choice with their Format-4 profit HO8 pro CNC. Not only do you get a top quality European-made CNC machine, but the Flash 3D software bundled with it at no additional cost may be all you ever need. Flash 3D is a 3D cabinet drawing software package. The user can design cabinets in a 3D view to see exactly what the cabinet will look like when assembled. Even better, Flash 3D cabinets are parametric which means that all cabinet components affected by a dimensional change to the cabinet size are automatically adjusted to suit the new size of the cabinet. Flash 3D also offers the following benefits: • • • •

Bill of materials to assist with ordering and costing materials Edgebanding tape thickness compensation Wire frame construction view Hardware libraries from suppliers such as Blum & Hettich

But perhaps most useful of all, you can get started with your HO8 without having to commit to any additional software, leaving you to make that decision when you’re comfortable with what software will suit your business best.


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being big works Central Joinery’s high tech operation offers a real quality product Based in Auckland’s East Tamaki, Central Joinery Ltd with it’s new 6000 m2 factory and showroom (in the old Fisher & Paykel site on Springs Rd), would rate as one of the largest and most up to date joinery and cabinetmaking operations in New Zealand. From the state of the art CNC technology from Homag through to the latest in finishing technology Central Joinery makes an impressive statement about the best in manufacturing commercial and residential joinery. With 40 staff across the floor, machine shop and office the purpose built factory has the capacity to increase the workload as required. Of course it all comes down to the finish and Central have a noteworthy spray and finish operation. With this in mind Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with Paint Shop Manager Adrian Armstrong, about the challenges of running such an important part of Central’s operation. The whole of the site is new, but tell me about the finishing operation? The site is the rationalisation of a couple of functions that before we started at this site were in different locations, principally the cabinetmaking operation, the polishing shop and storage facility. With them all together it makes what we do easier in terms of time, space and cost. We have four full time staff, two of which are fully qualified furniture finishers. The preparation, spray and drying facility covers about 168 square metres with an internal height of about 3 metres and was constructed by an internationally based English company Junair using personnel out of Australia. The facility houses two preparation booths, two spray booths and a drying booth along with a paint mixing room. The whole facility is temperature controlled and can move up to 20,000 cubic metres of air per hour. The temperature sensitivity is fully effective within 30 seconds through the use of direct fired air from a temperature sensor system. We use all the latest spray gear from French manufacturers Kremlin Rexson. Having the best in equipment and setup makes my job a lot easier. That sounds impressive. Colour matching and finish quality are core to your part of the operation, how do you ensure you meet these two demands? With our new residential work and particularly renovation, colour matching and a quality finish is indeed core to what we do.

Paint Shop manager Adrian Armstrong in the colour mixing room with the Merlin Colour System. At right the Spray booth and drying room and the factory floor with the spray booth facility at back right.

Predominantly we do two pot polyurethane and acetate. PPG Industrial Coatings have been our preferred supplier for some 95% of our work. This is due not only to the suitability of their products such as their 573 Amerthane Gloss, the older but still very good 579 Caprithane, 777 Supercat and 880 stains but also the very good Merlin Colour System software – a lifesaver really - that enables us to quickly and accurately make colour matches creating our own library at the same time. The supplied spectrophotometer and the scales used for a weight rather than volumetric based measure really gives us the confidence to colour mix and match accurately to our client’s satisfaction. If all else fails there is always PPG’s experts to fall

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back on. The 880NGR wood stain range with its portable kit box and 190 colours in the range is another real bonus in providing our clients with an even better service. New products and other innovations are always important for us in what is a very competitive industry. As to paint finish quality, we have a rigorous quality control system in place as well.

builders and designers alike. On the commercial side we do commercial fitouts, retail shopfits, schools, offices, supermarkets in a design, manufacture and install modus. Some of this work is quite big such as the Sugartree Apartments and Queens Apartments. It all keeps us very busy!

Talking about clients, I note you have both a commercial as well as residential arm to the business. I would imagine you have quite a range of clients then? Yes we do. On the residential side under our moniker ‘Style Central’ we manufacture kitchens, bathrooms, storage units, as well as all manner of new and renovation work for

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Rodney Skinner from Machine R Us installing the Pratika at the FPG factory in Napier.

buy on Friday running by Tuesday When Napier based Future Products Group had some down time on their main router late last year which required a wait for parts they decided it was time to get some back up for their 15 year old work horse and purchased an SCM Pratika 310 MV. Its prompt install took care of business while the parts arrived and it continues to be run at full throttle as the company supplies its global client base through a busy 2016. Future Products Group is an international company which has been operating for around 30 years and specialises in designing and manufacturing food display cabinets, counters and fitouts. Their clients form a who’s who of local and international brands in the food and retail industry including BP, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Burger King, Air New Zealand, Countdown, Hoyts, Hilton and Caltex. The company employ around 110 people at their Napier head office and manufacturing plant from which they ship product to their clients around the world. FPG have been a big user of SCM machinery for years with 95% of the machines in the joinery section coming from the Italian manufacturer - thicknessers, buzzers, planners and clashing machinery as well as an SCM Record 240 router which has been the workhorse of the factory since 2001. When late last year they required some replacement parts for the Record which meant it was going to be out of commission for a while it was decided they would invest in a second machine as back up and overflow for a very busy factory floor.

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The selection of the brand was easy given the good experience that FPG has had with SCM over the years. “SCM has always served us well,” says Euan White, Project Engineer and the man within FPG responsible for the installation and running of the company’s machinery. “So we contacted Machines R Us who sell and service SCM in New Zealand to discuss availability and suitability of a router to compliment the Record, and they had a Pratika 310 available which suited our requirements perfectly. It pretty much does everything the Record does, but is newer. It uses much the same tooling so we are able to swap tooling over if required, the software was transferable and the small footprint fitted our factory space perfectly. We decide to buy and what followed was truly good service.” “We completed the purchase on a Friday afternoon, Machines R Us had the machine shipped down over the weekend, it was installed on Monday and running by Tuesday. Daniel Kees and Rodney Skinner from Machines R Us accompanied the machine down here and got us through the transition

period very quickly. Rodney even remained in town for the rest of the week to be here if we needed him. There was a bit of a learning curve, technology has moved on a little since we purchased the Record 240 in 2001, especially regarding the software but with their help we picked it up very quickly.” “Recommissioned, the Record continues to do the bulk of our work but the Pratika has been worked very hard since we purchased it proving the perfect machine for overflow work and smaller jobs. The whole experience of buying it and commissioning it has been a very good one thanks in no small part to the service of Machines R Us and their technicians.”

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Whether designing, manufacturing, assembling or installing - the wardrobe market challenges in many areas concerning ergonomics and space. Fortunately many manufacturers specialise in supplying ready to go componentry for every shape, space, size, and function. We canvassed some of our leading hardware suppliers regarding the latest in innovation and development for this increasingly important area in residential joinery - the results follow over the next few pages.


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

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fitting the wardrobe Deep, divided drawers are a big trend in customised wardrobe design, offering increased accessibility over the more conventional shelving. Blum's LEGRABOX steel-sided pull-outs or MOVENTO runners for timber drawers and AMBIA-LINE organisational frames ensure clothes remain neatly folded, accessories are organised and jewellery kept safe. Blum's AMBIA-LINE frames come in an array of colourways in wood design or steel to complement any design, while motion technologies such as TIP-ON BLUMOTION provide handle-free opening and soft-closing.

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High sided LEGRABOX free pull-outs provide storage capacity benefits, while the smoked glass design elements allow items to be easily identified from above and all 3 sides.  This high sided LEGRABOX free pull-out with Nebraska oak AMBIA-LINE frames ensure items such as clothing are contained and easy to find.  LEGRABOX drawer with Tennessee walnut AMBIA-LINE frames to organise smaller items like watches, belts, socks, etc

You can try to match the perfection of nature. Or you can go one better. MELTECA Puregrain® is the perfect substitute for natural wood cabinetry. Durable and easy to clean, the subtly textured finish not only looks like natural wood but feels like it too. Melteca Puregrain® is also available on solid colours, adding a new dimension of depth and texture.

For a sample or our latest colour brochure call 0800 99 99 39 For more information call 0800 303 606 or visit JOINERS Magazine March 2016 page 49

door sizes are becoming wider and higher this creates some challenges as hardware fittings have been either too bulky and visible, or they’ve been concealed but not able to handle much weight

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he exciting thing about free standing wardrobe design is the impact they can have on the overall look and feel of a bedroom. Door material, colour and texture are all important factors, but so too is the size of the door(s). With open plan architecture door sizes are becoming wider and higher than ever, but this creates some challenges as hardware fittings have been either too bulky and visible, or they’ve been concealed but not able to handle much weight thus forcing designers to choose between combinations of restrained door materials and large doors or exciting door materials and smaller doors. This scenario was the backdrop when creating the newly released TopLine series of sliding door hardware. These systems enable the designer and manufacturer to explore new combinations of door materials and door size e.g. 25mm thick doors with 5mm glass on a door up to 2000mm wide. On top of this, if you’re going to put the effort into creating an amazing wardrobe then you want it to feel great too. The TopLine series, in particular TopLine L

& XL, have excellent running characteristics giving the user a feel of luxury. The HettichTopLine range of sliding door systems are, as the name suggests, all top running door systems which can hold two or three doors. This popular range can handle weight from 35kg up to 80kg, heights up to 2600mm and widths up to 2000mm. With thickness options from 16mm to 50mm, the range can cater for all types and styles of wardrobe designs. Add some luxury by including Silent System which is available on the TopLine L and XL products. The Silent System includes soft opening and soft closing. For the perfect flush front wardrobe choose the Hettich InLine XL, it allows for extremely narrow reveals and is ideal for handle free designs. The InLine XL also comes with adjustable soft closing and soft opening so it’s stylish but also whisper quiet. It’s suitable for doors up to 60kg, 2600mm high, 2000mm wide and up to 25mm thickness.

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Installation and adjustment on both TopLine and Inline is simple, no more loosening screws, just use an Allen key to easily move the door up and down until it’s at the perfect height. For more information and videos on how it works, visit our YouTube page, head to YouTube and type Hettich in the search bar. Hettich also offer bottom running sliding door systems called SlideLine, for more information on these visit the website, www. For the finishing touch, why not add the Hettich ArciTech drawer system. It comes in three colours, white, silver and arthracite which is a sleek dark silver so it can blend in seamlessly with any custom wardrobe. Plus with options such

as Topside and DesignSide you can further personalise the look of the drawers to match the style of your customer. ArciTech drawers can be up to 282mm deep, so are a great option for storing bulkier items such as handbags. The ArciTech drawers run on Actro runners which are capable of handling extra wide drawers so you can fit more clothes in comfortably. Actro runners also include soft close, ensuring that high quality feel and movement throughout the finished wardrobe. As with the sliding door systems, ArciTech drawers are also easy to adjust, meaning a perfect finish. Simply take off the cover caps to easily move the drawer front up and down or left to right. Installation and adjustment howto videos are available on our YouTube page. For high quality wardrobe work it makes sense to choose hardware that will ensure top performance for the customer. German-made and with the added benefit a lifetime warranty you can trust Hettich products to do the job perfectly every time. 

Invisibly smart – whisper quiet: TopLine XL The TopLine XL sliding door system brings effortless, quiet running action to door elements of any size. Silent System in opening, closing and colliding direction provides impressive convenience: it carefully cushions door movement in any situation, leaving them to close with a gentle movement in complete silence. Peace and quiet is always guaranteed. And soft guiding makes sure that even heavy doors glide along the runner in a perfectly straight line. TopLine XL gives you the key to creating purist furniture design par excellence. Because the system is installed out of view on the top panel. To give your design that look of absolute perfection. Reduce your assembly costs. TopLine XL is installed and adjusted in a surprisingly short amount of time and without any major effort.

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Silent System is mounted in seconds flat: simply thread in and lock into place. Quickly and without the need for screws.

All in all: heavenly.

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Rolling Ladder Hardware – not just for libraries Rolling Library Ladders have been around for over 100 years however today they are being used in various commercial & residential applications. Kitchens, wardrobe, laundries, bunk beds, lofts, mezzanine floors and wine cellars are just a few ways our rolling ladder hardware is being utilized. As the only stockist of rolling ladder hardware in NZ, Ram Hardware Products brought in the very best on the American market with the “Quiet Glide” brand from Custom Service Hardware. There is a selection of top roller options to choose from and finishes are available in black, oil rubbed bronze and satin nickel. Additional rail length can be added, making it a fully customisable system. Only the hardware can be ordered and we will supply the instructions

to build your own ladder OR we carry Maple and Red Oak ready to assemble ladders in 8ft, 9ft, and 10ft. All products are made in the USA. Our rolling ladder hardware has practical features such as a brake wheel for added safety, the ladder goes into an upright position for easy, out of the way storing, the option of hand rails is available and with the “Quiet Glide” technology, the rolling ladder moves smoothly with little noise. Curved rails are also available for going around corners. Creativity can run wild with all the unique applications this rolling ladder hardware can provide and is a simple yet stylish and impressive way of making room of upper space. Not only do we stock Rolling Ladder Hardware, but Ram Hardware Products also has a large range of Rolling Barn Door

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Hardware, Stainless Steel Rolling Door Hardware and Hidden Storage Hardware. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or looking for a new feature to offer, Ram Hardware Products has unique hardware to make you stand out from the others.

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he team at Kitchen Mania are passionate about producing top kitchen products to complement the contemporary New Zealand home, and it shows. All their kitchen cabinets and joinery are produced in New Zealand to quality standards at their modern factory in Mt Wellington, Auckland. They use the latest manufacturing methods, quality materials and fittings so that kitchens not only look good, they are built to last. Kitchen Mania’s recent kitchen display features PSP LUXE, a decorative joinery board with a superior high gloss finish that is highly scratch resistant. This display uses a combination of Blanco (white) and Cuzco Graffit that brings both simplicity and elegance into this kitchen display.

PSP LUXE adds value and style to any kitchen or interior fit out. With over 20 different colours and finishes available, there will be a colour or finish to cater to almost any design requirement. “We were very impressed with the high gloss look, scratch resistant features, ease of fabrication and variety of colours and finishes available with PSP LUXE. We think this joinery board will definitely attract customers into our showroom as it is now one of the kitchen displays that stand out the most.” Says Carl Arnold, Owner of Kitchen Mania.

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the Mitred Handle Sage Doors’ trendy addition to the family With the handleless look all the rave in modern kitchen design, Sage Doors decided it was time to develop a mitred handle for their Laseredge door range. Sage Doors’ new Mitred Handles are ideal for creating that sleek and modern handleless look that everyone wants, and are already popular among many home owners and designers. The discreet new Mitred Handle is fully laser-edged with one single piece of edgetape, providing a tough edge that won’t chip like lacquer or fall off. It’s durable, and, thanks to Sage Doors’ special Laseredge technology, is more waterproof and seamless than doing it yourself.

Supplied ready to fit, Sage Doors Mitred Handles make manufacturing handleless kitchens easier than ever. Eliminating the time you spend in the factory installing extrusion handles or manufacturing them yourself also saves your valuable time and money. With the Mitred Handle available across the Laseredge and Acrymatte range, and in selected Acrygloss® colours, there’s plenty of choice. Acrygloss Mitred Handles will have a satin finish edgetape on the mitred edge. Quoting and ordering are available online – just select ‘Mitred Handle’ in the dropdown box. Contact Sage Doors today if you’d like a sample of this new door option or have any questions.

Acrymatte Bringing the luxury of matte into the Kitchen Like high gloss, matte finishes are becoming ever more popular in European kitchen design. As a result, Sage Doors has recently released a brand new matte cabinetry finish – Acrymatte. Luxuriously smooth to the touch, and priced similarly to Acrygloss, Acrymatte is sure to please. With the same smoothness as a gloss finish, but with absolutely no reflection, Acrymatte is an ideal finish for many environments and tastes. Like Acrygloss®, Acrymatte is scratch resistant and simple to maintain. Fingerprints barely show on the surface, making it easy to keep clean. Supplied with a PU protective film over the surface makes Acrymatte easy to work with as you fit the doors and install the kitchen.

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Sage Doors’ Acrymatte is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It is proving to be very popular among designers and home owners alike, as the matte finish is a nice alternative for those not wanting the reflective glow that gloss doors give. However, Acrygloss® and Acrymatte also work well paired together to create a unique combination of different textures. Acrymatte is available in Snow White (similar to Acrygloss® Glacier) with a black version coming soon. Acrymatte is edged with Laseredge to create a virtually seamless door. Look no further - this Acrymatte finish is luxury, at a practical price. Contact Sage Doors today if you have any questions!

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handle with care When it comes to workshop handling the biggest gains in efficiency don’t always come from the biggest machines or biggest investment. While there are obvious gains to be had from installing automated handling, lifting systems and the like, changes that can be made with simple, affordable handling equipment can often be just as effective.

Lunar Equally key to improving handling efficiency and avoiding damage to workpieces are roller-tables and stops. Jacks are pleased to offer the Luna range of tables and stops to suit a variety of uses. Made in Australia, the Luna roller table range includes various lengths up to six metres, a strong and rigid design, pvc coating on the rollers and the option of vertical rollers at the back of the table to support larger workpieces. You can choose between manual or digital stop systems, each featuring a heavy aluminium rail, large measure tape and twin stops. The Digistop offers repeatable accuracy of +/0.1mm.

Felder FST160

Felder With the quality of air inside workshops increasingly under focus many people are looking around at ways to ensure their workshops are well extracted, healthy and compliant. One area often overlooked is the dust generated by sanding, either by hand or with portable tools. Felder have a solution: the FST160 sanding table. Easy to use and connect to existing extraction systems, the FST160 has a 1530 x 800mm continuously extracted work surface that guarantees a clean workplace and optimum working conditions. Thanks to the offset working area, even edge sanding work can be carried out easily and cleanly as well. Solidly built to withstand the rigours of your workshop, and with adjustable height to allow the best position for working, the FST160 is a fine example of how simple, well-designed handling equipment can make a significant difference to both performance and the environment in your workshop.

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Yilmaz Yilmaz is a brand name known in the aluminium window industry, and their range of handling equipment is just as suited to solid timber.Well designed to cope with specific handling requirements there’s a well-built, affordably priced Yilmaz handling trolley to suit almost every need. The HP and VP 1000 trolleys are for stacking and moving longer components around a workshop. Suited to horizontal storage, the HP1000 offers rubber-coated bars out to 430mm wide on each side, with an overall length of 1650mm. The VP1000 is designed for vertical storage, with 2 x 10 sections each 105mm wide, and an overall length of 1480mm.

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Yilmaz’s GPT1000 Sash and Glass trolley is perfect for stacking either glass or assembled sashes, or both. Rollers in the base make for easy loading and unloading, and there’s plenty of room with seven 140mm wide sections. Once you’ve finished your frames the PT1000 will carry and store them safely, making it easy to move them around the workshop. Specialist equipment include the GT1000 gasket trolley, which holds and unspools up to four roles of rubber (draft) seal, adjustable to different roller diameters. And the WB4000 assembly table offers three adjustable PVC covered rails, two shelves and simple adjustment from 1200 x 2005 right out to 2050 x 3935mm to help assembly of sashes, frames or any general purpose assembly.

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the system we have was the outgrowth of a feasibility study conducted with Blum Austria’s specialists in warehousing and distribution

warehouse system from Swisslog a winner

Blum invest in the future Architectural hardware suppliers Blum NZ Ltd are one of only three companies in New Zealand to have an automated warehouse and material handling system of this type. Their system and that operated by Coca Cola in Penrose are from the Swiss based company Swisslog, specialists in warehouse and distribution solutions, while the third one is from Dematic, a company Blum also deal with, and is located at Foodstuffs in Palmerston North. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine went along to Blum to learn more about this new system. The installation in the warehouse at Blum’s New Zealand headquarters in Avondale, Auckland of this sophisticated system back in mid 2015 has had a dramatic effect on Blum’s operation since. Blum’s Managing Director Mike Hawkins comments “ Blum use many of these robotic type storage systems worldwide. The system

Surprisingly, the savings lie not in the reduction of labour costs. “The real value comes from the better speed of delivery both in the warehouse and to our clients, better stock control and far better use of space which means we have no need to look beyond our existing building even as our sales growth continues. All this leads to better profitability.” System operator Grant Siskefu (left) explains how the automatic warehouse works to Bob Nordgren. Grant not only picks orders but also is responsible for the system’s software and machine maintenance. He liaises with the Swisslog Service team to resolve any issues.

we have was the outgrowth of a feasibility study conducted with Blum Austria’s specialists in warehousing and distribution. On a world scale our operation here is known as a ‘small quantity warehouse’. We looked at several aspects of storage, items stored, volume, frequency each item is picked, weight and wear and tear on the human element involved.” Even with Blum’s narrow product range of lift, drawer and hinge systems, they needed significant capacity to cover today’s demand, and more importantly be able to cope with future demand.

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The warehouse holds some 3000 trays with up to 12 different items in each tray. With crane speeds of up to 5 metres per second this system is a marvel to watch in action. With the inbuilt checks and balances in place not only does it increase output, from a much smaller square metre warehouse, it reduces errors. The operator can run the whole system from a computer screen. “Although this system is a significant investment we knew it was worth it. We are here for the long haul” says Mike “and it is a sound long term investment.”

In more recent times this new system has been augmented with an integrated ordering system using free software for Blum customers. This means from a desk top computer in the office, or a smart phone at an installation, an order can be easily placed directly into the warehouse management system. From the “Go live” date to really understanding the machine, systems and use, took a good 5 to 6 months. Mike comments “Today nearly a year on, we are in that same phase I heard so often from a kitchen maker after realising the potential of their new CNC. ‘I wonder how we did it without one.’ ” 

Dust extraction goes Pro Prowood, New Zealands leading manufacturer of certified and laminated timber products has recently installed an Egmont Air dust extraction system in the Tasman district. Having experienced difficulties with poor suction and the original cyclone system discharging dust into the atmosphere, Mr John Woodman from Prowood decided it was time to upgrade the system. Prowood’s expertise is in laminated timber including the next generation in laminated veneer lumber (LVL). This process requires powerful suction which is critical to ensure clean machining and planning of timber. Egmont Air conducted a complete analysis of the existing extraction system and specified a large modular system with high-efficiency fan to provide high levels of suction and guaranteed clean-air discharge to atmosphere. The system is fitted with automated reverse-air cleaning and connected to Prowood’s existing container-filling system to allow efficient filtration and collection of shavings. Mr Woodman comments how pleased he is with the new Egmont System, the suction is brilliant and we are discharging clean air to protect the environment. The Egmont Air system is also fitted with a unique eco power-saving device. This uses a pressure stabilizer to monitor the live suction and increase or decrease as various machines are turned on and off. “A small decrease in airflow provides a massive savings in power” comments Mr Todd Prestidge from Egmont Air. This is a huge benefit to our customers who have an extraction system running continually all day, every day. A large range of products and solutions are available for the one-man joinery shops to large timber processors and sawmills anywhere in New Zealand. Egmont Air dust extraction systems are the favourite solution due to their modular design and heavy-duty construction design. The Egmont systems focus on providing value for high suction performance with energy savings. A free on-site evaluation service of your particular application is available to precisely determine your dust extraction needs. A preliminary scope is defined, documenting layout of machinery, known and problematic areas, issues, and future plans. The on-site evaluation covers 11 critical points including airflow and pressure testing where relevant. Egmont Air provide the complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects.

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

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Click Ply another New Zealand first True smart design always stands out. It has that something extra that makes you look twice. Such is the case with ClickPly, simply smart furniture designed and manufactured here in New Zealand. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Mark and Fran Binning who since securing the rights to the patent for this innovative product some three years ago have been developing an exciting range of product types from their factory in Thames, just 90 minutes from Auckland. “Clickply is such a simple yet versatile product” comments Mark “Essentially it is practical furniture that is flat packed and assembled quickly and easily upon arrival. Its innovation lies in the 12mm, 5 ply sustainable plywood that is cut using special custom made cutters that once cut enable it to simply ‘click’ together like a puzzle. There is no need for nails, glue, screws or Allen keys, just a rubber mallet to assemble it.”

Watching Mark put a box together is simple and impressive but even more impressive is watching him easily dissemble the same box. It truly is flat pack for easily storage and transportation.

Fran who has familial links to the furniture and joinery industry adds “The range of uses is pretty much governed by one’s imagination. All sorts of residential and commercial furniture even by houselot, storage boxes, children’s playroom furniture, school furniture and specialist uses such as monogrammed wine and gift boxes.

An interesting one of recent has been its use in various shopfitting applications like display stands that can be assembled and dissembled for use anywhere. We have found this sort of thing is popular both here and overseas.”

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With the plywood coming from a reliable local supplier, the product is manufactured at their factory utilising a flatbed CNC router fitted with its custom made cutters. Getting the cuts ‘just right’ has taken them the best part of two years. “The ‘click’ is the key to the product from a manufacturing point of view.” comments Mark. The more clicks so to speak the stronger the product is. When you pick up and examine the product it is remarkably strong. Its integrity lies in the locking together process. The product is sent out flatpacked with a set of easy to follow pictorial instructions. There are a lot of options as to what to make as

well as what finish to use. “We are looking at a range of finishes including stains, lacquers and even paints with coatings specialist Wood Finishing Supplies.” says Mark. An interesting finish they had on display was the whitewash look. Mark and Fran are also looking at an 18mm ply version for bigger projects. Residential furniture and home ware are an attractive part of their market but so is the commercial sector. “There are many possibilities we think would interest designers and architects. It’s just a matter of getting them to look at what we offer.”

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Ryan Hill in front of the Format-4 Kappa 400.

accurate and simple as a desk top calculator


rom the workshop in Putaruru, Hopkins Joinery provide timber, panel and aluminium joinery for the Southern Waikato region. Established over 35 years ago, Ron Hopkins and his team cater for all types of work: renovations, new builds, kitchens, doors, stairs, retrofitting double glazing and more. Customers are primarily residential or farmers, and much of their work is repeat business – even from happy customers who have moved away (Waiheke Island!) Hopkins Joinery’s busy workshop is headed by Ryan Hill. Ryan did his apprenticeship in Kerikeri and has been moving south ever since, settling in Putaruru about 11 years ago. Over that time Ryan’s noticed quite a change in the work they’re doing. “10 years ago most of the panel work we did was really only three colours. But today the customer has a huge choice. Multiple coloured board, highgloss – there’s so much choice.” Keeping up the technology that allows the customer to have that choice is something that Ron is well known for. A very early adopter of the flatbed CNC, Ron is someone who does his research. His purchasing decision is around on two key factors: up to date technology to match the workmanship Hopkins Joinery produces; and investment in machines that will last many years.Their latest machine fits both criteria: a Format-4 Kappa 400 X-motion saw, from the Felder Group.

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Format-4 range is Felder Group’s premium range of machinery, and the Kappa 400 is a good example of the level of quality and specification Format-4 represents. “The first thing we noticed when it replaced our old saw was an instant improvement in accuracy” says Ryan. “It’s precise, and the programmable features make it really simple to use. The overhead controller offers lots of features but it’s as simple to use as a desktop calculator.” There are plenty of other features to impress. “There’s lots of little things” says Ryan. “For example the remote start buttons on the end of the table – meaning once you’ve loaded a big sheet you don’t have to clamber under the table to turn the saw on. Also the digital display of angle compensation on the cross-cut fence makes setting up angles simple. And it’s great having a place to store the blade-changing tools inside the saw. We use three blades and change it a lot, so having the tools right there is a great time-saver. Even better, you identify each blade in the controller and the saw automatically compensates for its width, diameter etc.” Ryan points out another time-saving feature too: minimal maintenance. “We just keep it clean, blow it down regularly. There’s no greasing, no wandering around with the CRC can. The X-roll table is as smooth and stable as when we got it.”

In a busy workshop the motorised rise and fall, tilt and rip fence positioning are key to ensuring setting up the saw is fast. Ryan explains: “One guy might be doing toe-kicks, and the next person running a groove, or running a group of draw-backs. It doesn’t matter. Push a few buttons on the controller and the saw’s ready for the next job. It’s quick.” And although the workshop runs CNCs, the saw is used just as often, and particularly for work that needs a fast turn-around. “We get a lot of repairs,” explains Ryan, “and it’s a way in for new customers. Because if you can’t do a small job well people won’t come back for a big job.” The Kappa 400 isn’t the only Felder Group machine in the Hopkins Joinery workshop. There’s also a FD921 horizontal borer that drills for the dowels they use for their cabinets. As with the Kappa 400, Ryan’s impressed with the speed and simplicity of the machine – how quick and easy it is to get excellent results. It’s these quality results that keep Hopkins Joinery the only name in town, and it’s wise, long-term investment in top technology that has kept them that way for decades.

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Grant Kearney (second from right) and the team, beside the Cube.

the cube is a great machine Grant Kearney Joinery began 36 years ago making furniture – particularly chairs – based in a garage in Rangiora.Today Grant and his team still make chairs, but most of their work is traditional timber joinery, including windows, kitchens and stairs. The team of six - all qualified joiners - are spread across several large sheds at the rear of Grant’s lifestyle block, about 35 minutes north of Christchurch – a quiet rural setting at odds with the ever-increasing traffic of nearby SH1 to the east, and sprawling Rangiora to the south-west. As well as the joinery shop on site, Grant’s also a keen horse-breeder, so the country-side setting means work and play are nicely balanced. As with many other regional Canterbury towns, Rangiora has exploded with growth in the past five years, including many quake refugees from Christchurch. “After the quakes I had the opportunity to grow,” explains Grant. “But we decided to not to, and remain

focused on quality.” Grant’s happy with the level of work that comes from the many local builders he works with, and word-of-mouth in the local community. “I enjoy dealing direct with the customer” says Grant. “That one-to-one relationship with the client is far more rewarding than dealing via a 3rd party who I may never meet.” Although he’s made a conscious decision not to increase the size of the business, Grant’s well aware of the need to keep the workshop up to date.“If you don’t invest in technology, in being efficient, then the guys working here can get dull too” he explains. “Investment in the business sends a positive message – that we’re serious about doing this job well.” It was with this attitude that Grant made the decision to purchase a Cube. From German solid-timber specialists Weinig, the Cube is a four side planer with simple pushbutton operation, laser guidance, replaceable knives and capable of producing precise 90° right-angled, dimensionally accurate, straight workpieces in a single pass.

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Given the amount of solid timber work they do, Grant was interested in the time-savings the Cube claims when compared to using a buzzer then thicknesser. “To be honest I was a bit sceptical at first. Promises of ten times faster sounded like high-flying sales talk to me. But being Germanmade, and from Weinig, whose reputation I’ve always been aware of, led us to buy. And it’s certainly lived up to its expectation. The Cube’s a great machine. We love it. It’s fast, simple, efficient. And all the promises about timesavings are true.” Grant makes some other observations about his Weinig too. “Safety is a big factor in any workshop, and the Cube certainly helps here. Buzzers are dangerous, and working on them for long periods can be mundane, and you can get complacent – and that’s how accidents happen. We used to make sure no one spent more than a few hours on a buzzer, or bandsaw, doing repetitive work. But with the Cube the guys get a kick out of using it. They’re enthusiastic. Partly because they’re not looking at a

pile of timber knowing how much time it will take to dress it. They know the Cube will save hours of monotony.” Grant makes another point – the fact that four-siding used to be a specialist job for just one member of staff.“With the Cube anyone can dress timber – it offers a lot of flexibility in the workshop.” Grant Kearney Joinery represents a traditional joinery style – that of strong customer service backed up by experienced craftsmanship. But Grant and his team aren’t living in the past. So while they may have an ancient 40hp Wadkin ripsaw for ripping up telegraph poles, it’s right beside their Cube, and not far from their CNC. With machines for almost any job, and a staff with the experience to use all of them, Grant has created a successful and sustainable business, and is living the lifestyle to match.

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Wallace Furniture Finishers find a new home extraction and spraybooth specialists Viking lend a hand

With success comes the need for growth. No truer words are needed for Keith Wallace of Wallace Furniture Finishers Ltd who from the start of 2016 relocated his business from 489 Rosebank Rd in Avondale, Auckland down the road to number 553. It has been a labour of love as much as a business move as he personally project managed the construction of the purpose built factory at the same time. This is not the first time he has had to expand since he started back in 1995 either, but the third time. To help him through these expansions each time has been extraction specialists Viking 1978 Ltd. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Keith about his new factory and how Viking have been an important part of its creation. “The business relationship with Ross Metcalf and Lester Smith at Viking has been instrumental in moving my business forward over the last twenty years. What we have now at our new site is a combination of the old and the new, all revamped and re-established in a workable factory setup by Viking. Their advice and expertise has been invaluable. Nothing has been left to waste.” comments Keith. The new site is some 760 square metres (see floor plan). Keith’s existing temperature controlled, positive pressure spray booth and the drying room from the old factory have been revamped and relocated after some seventeen years of successful production at the old site. To this has been added a second new spraybooth as well as a new 6.8 x 5.7m drying room alongside the existing drying room making for one large 11.5 x 5.7m drying facility accessible from both spray booths. These additions have effectively doubled the factory’s output capacity. Also a brand new open faced, two man preparation centre for sanding and priming built to ASNZ 4114 Standard has been added alongside another relocated open faced spray booth also upgraded to ASNZ 4114. Approved ducting has also been installed above the extraction motor units above the two spray booths. The new setup works very well says Keith. “Excellent finish quality and efficient turn round times for both commercial and residential jobs has always been something we have prided ourselves on and is key to our success.” The new factory layout as designed by Viking allows for the finishing process to ‘flow’ quickly and effectively. The operation has six staff including two apprentices who are well into their four year apprenticeships. The others are all long term staff. Having two finishing rooms means they can efficiently handle both paint as well as stain and clear finishing work. JOINERS Magazine March 2016 page 68

“We do a lot of two pot work using the full range of Mirotone premium polyurethanes to achieve the high quality finish our customers require and apply it with American Graco spray gear from W A Stroud Ltd which we find very reliable. With the use of isocyanates, safety is paramount and air fed masks are standard equipment. We are seeing more and more waterborne finishes which we use on occasion when requested by a client or designer” comments Keith. With a solid core of long term clients the transition to their new location has been pretty much trouble free. “The new setup with its

new and revamped equipment will enable us to continue to grow adding to our existing client base. I’m sure that in future years as we grow further we will be able to once again call on the great advice available for Viking.”

For more information contact Keith Wallace at Wallace Furniture Finishers Ltd, 553 Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland Ph. 09 829 2111 or

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an edge for the trades


n eye catching industry development of recent times has been the expansion of Cutshop, a contract cutting and edging service based in Auckland’s Mt Wellington, with a new franchise member just opened, based on the North Shore. The latest in edgebanding technology is at the heart of this burgeoning franchise operation. JOINERS Magazine spoke with founders Simon Morton and Franchisor Andre Hofer about the Cutshop concept, the edgebanding technology they employ and why Cutshop is becoming so prominent. Cutshop was established back in 2009 by Simon. The aim was to provide a service that helped both those in the trades as well as DIYers. “By providing a service that would simply cut, cut and edge or just edge as well as supply materials or not, the aim of making it easier for the trades and DIYers was achieveable.” comments Simon. Later in 2010 it became apparent this model was replicable through a franchise model. While Simon ran the Mt Wellington operation, Andre came in to organise it’s franchising. Over the next few years a lot of product and systems knowledge and training led to the opening of the North Shore franchise in November 2015. “Over the last six years or so Cutshop has proved to the industry that it is an ally, not a threat. We have invested heavily in the latest technologies to afford even small businesses the ability to access the best equipment.” comments Andre. Cutshop is essentially a nested base operation with a consequence that the latest in edgebanding technology is vital. “We ran with Mike French from Technical Machinery Services Ltd for two important reasons. One, he had

metals, acrylics and aluminium. Decorative board is a popular product. We deal with a wide variety of trades from joiners and cabinetmakers to boatbuilders, kitchen makers, trailer makers and even undertakers!” The success to the business is it gives an edge to the trades in terms offering high tech solutions such as the edgebanding in size, quality and range of product and importantly quick turnround times. For the DIYer it really is a case of: think it – we can make it.” says Andre.

Production Manager Brent Ellis and Simon Morton next to the glue changing unit (Ltronic and Glu Jet).

given us outstanding service delivery over the last couple of years and proved he could work on a machine that was not his own brand with great success; and two, he was the exclusive NZ agent for German edgebander manufacturer HolzHer. As the best finish was vital we looked at a number of ‘laser’ edge banders which were essentially activated by compressed hot air but the HolzHer technology really opened our eyes to what is in fact the closest thing to ‘laser’ edgebanding available in the marketplace today. It really is impressive and it is this technology we can offer to all our customers.” The edgebanding machine they have is the Lumina 1586 from the Lumina series from HolzHer. This state of the art inline edgebander offers the significant advantage of two systems for perfect invisible joints: firstly, the Ltronic module using Near Infrared Radiation (NIR) as the heat activant which enables the transfer of heat quickly and precisely to the specific point required making it ideal for activating the function layers on laser edging. It also means no heat time, noiseless processing,

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no cleaning work and no glue change. The NIR module is kept at a uniform temperature by its liquid cooling system allowing continuous production without pauses for cooling. Secondly, the Glu Jet application for standard use of PUR glue which offers industrial technology for the small joinery or cabinetmaking business. The Glu Jet system allows within only 3 minutes, for heatup, glue change (to PUR glue, to EVA glue and colour change) and cleaning. “The standard EVA and PUR finish has just blown us away and our first laser tape samples from suppliers have led to some pretty impressive samples.” says Simon. “Cutshop North Shore has a Lumina 1586 on the water right now and so will offer the same advantages we can here in Mt Wellington.” The contract cutting business works because it offers not only the best in technologies available but also its flexibility. “The business offers various layers of services to the business contracting us’ explains Andre “the type of product we can deal with is not restricted to just solid wood and panel but also Perspex,

A nicety worth mentioning is the software used. “The client supplies his own files for cutting that can be easily used by Cutshop or, they can use Cutshop software (ECabinets out of the USA) and the huge library therein for free – a big extra.”comments Simon. What about the franchise, where is it heading? “Interestingly, the people we have had enquiries from are in fact not necessarily tradies but people with their own businesses who are keen to lead a team driven business. The latest Cutshop franshise is due to open in Hamilton in August 2016. We think our franchise model is ideal for the trades and are keen to get them involved and partner with them to make their businesses more efficient and profitable.” comments Andre.

For more details contact Andre Hofer ( or Simon Morton (simon@cutshop. com) at Cutshop Mt Wellington Ph. 09 527 2856 or visit www.cutshop. com For Cutshop North Shore contact David Sutherland 09 869 8690 (david.sutherland@cutshop. com)

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Quality doesn’t cost – it pays ! Kim Lewis from Independent Doors in Christchurch knows that superior products available at reasonable prices are the best way to keep her business expanding, so she demands the same offering from her suppliers. Initially Kim contacted New Zealand Duct + Flex for a brochure to get some information together when considering a new extraction and ducting system for the large workshop. Started in the early 1990’s, Independent Doors have always provided high quality, high performance, standard and custom made doors for the residential and commercial construction markets. Matt Darnbrough, the South Island Manager for NZ Duct+Flex specified a 3 double module filter with a 500mm Rotary Valve exit into a bin beneath to cope with the huge amount of dust generated in this busy site. Rotary valves act as a seal from the high velocity of the dust entering the filter hopper so that it can be dropped

neatly into the bin below without dust blowing around. The filter can deal with up to 20,000 m³ of air and dust per hour but can be expanded in the future if required by adding extra modules. To ensure minimum disruption to the factory, a container with everything required for the build was delivered direct to site from the factory (minimising NZ freight charges), after Christmas ready for the install team to start work. Headed up by NZ Duct+Flex’s own install manager Neal England, the team built the filter the first week of January and fitted it to the Danish modular LIPLOCK® ducting system inside. By the time staff returned to work, the unit was ready and awaiting the electricians just to connect up. To keep the environment dust free, the 3 bay double modular filter with 84 filter bags, is paired with a JKF fan- JK45K (18.5kw). As all the components i.e. the fan, filter, filter bags and ducting all come from JKF Industri, compatibility and performance of the whole system is assured.

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“The secret to long lasting dust removal, with minimal maintenance, is sizing up the filter, fan and the needs of the customer machinery correctly says Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct+Flex. “We don’t sell ‘maintenance’ or ‘service’ plans because if we have done our job properly in the first place, you won’t need one. We have been installing our Danish designed Filters in New Zealand for over 7 years now. We never had a need to re-visit any of our joinery customers, never changed a filter sock, and never had a blockage.” Modular Bag Houses may be one of the older filter methods, but they are still often a very cost efective solution for high air volumes and heavy dust loads in not only the wood working industry but others also. NZ Duct+Flex offer a range of filters from 1000 m³ /hour to well over 100,000m3 / hour if it’s required. For problem dusts or very large requirements the company are installing JKF SuperBlower and Jet Pulse Filters in NZ which use

less energy and are safer than any other filters available in the world, thanks to innovative design from the Danish JKF company. Kim Lewis summed up the whole install process saying “From my initial request for a brochure, right through to the final finished install, this company provided outstanding service. The staff of NZ Duct+Flex are accommodating, helpful and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend NZ Duct+Flex to anyone seeking a dust or ducting solution.”

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Dubai WoodShow renews partnership with EUMABOIS Agreement with federation that produces more than 56% of the world's output of woodworking machinery will strengthen European presence in the show The Dubai WoodShow, the largest trade fair for wood products in the Middle East, has renewed its agreement with European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS), a nonprofit Federation grouping 14 national Associations and 2 single members representing major European Manufacturers of machines and accessories for woodworking. This comes at a time when the European woodworking machinery and tool industry recorded a 9.4% increase in 2014 according to the annual report of EUMABOIS. According to the same EUMABOIS report, there are more than 1000 significant companies in the woodworking machinery and tool industry in Europe with a workforce of more than 35,000 employees. The highest number of companies is in Germany and Italy. Considering the turnover of companies, Germany industry covers a market share of 45% whereas Italy in 2014 registered a market share of 29%. Through this agreement, the Dubai WoodShow will feature an extensive European line-up. The European Federation of Woodworking has opened channels with the world’s most renowned wood associations including FMMI from Austria, SVDSZ from Czech Republic, SMT from Denmark, The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries from Finland, SYMOP from France, VDMA from Germany, ACIMALL from Italy, DROMA from Poland, AIMMAP - UNIMAP Division from Portugal, DREVMASH from Russia, ZSDSR from Slovak Republic, AFEMMA from Spain, HBT from Switzerland, AIMSAD from Turkey, ROBLAND BVBA from Belgium, and MPM from Lithuania. “Our agreement with EUMABOIS, a federation that produces more than 56% of the world's output of woodworking machinery, not only boosts the position of Dubai WoodShow globally, but also transfers industry development and knowledge in the fields of technology and science,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, Strategic Marketing & Exhibitions, organisers of the Dubai WoodShow. “The Woodshow in Dubai, which will take place from 4 to 6 April 2016, represents an ideal meeting place for the industry players worldwide, and presents a significant opportunity for European manufacturers who wish to tap into the Middle East's growing market.” “The Dubai WoodShow has succeeded in expanding its global footprint over the years to become a one-stop destination showcasing latest technologies, tools and machineries for all types of wood. Through 14 Member Associations, and around 800 Member Companies, we bring the world’s most prestigious industry players to Dubai WoodShow 2016,” explained Al Shezawi. The next Dubia woodShow is to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 4-6 April 2016. 

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painting exterior timber joinery - part 1 The aim of this article is to provide an update on painting exterior timber joinery in New Zealand, an essential part of long term product performance. See also our previous article “Durability of Exterior Timber Joinery” available on our website. The world of paint is big, there is a lot involved around this subject. We’ve tried not to be too technical and please accept that this article is by no means complete or pretending to be an industry standard. It’s a guide to help joiners get their heads around the subject. There is some confusion in the market about paint products and there seem to be a few myths about. We believe the paint industry and its marketing strategic are somewhat responsible for this. Terminology is often mixed up, two people can end up arguing about the same thing using different names. Paint is a coloured liquid substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a coating

the selected finishing coats are not effected by factors associated with the substrate material or previous coatings. They are normally not used on timber but applied in more problematic, complex areas such as surfaces contaminated by staining materials.

Long term product performance relies on intial good protection.

for decorative and protective purposes. This liquid substance is a mixture of several different ingredients formulated to suit a particular application mainly determined by the substrate and the environment it is in. In our case the substrate is timber and the environment is the New Zealand weather all year round.

For the painting industry, timber in exterior applications is one of the most challenging areas of business. Timber moves during its life; this movement can be between 1 to 5%. This does not sound much, but at say 2% over a width of 180mm this can be up to 3.6mm, while an average coat of paint is only 0.035 mm thick (35μm). Timber varies from species to species depending on cell structure, density, stability, absorbency. Timber contains a number of natural substances or extracts like resin and tannin that can conflict with paint, and also added chemicals such as timber preservatives. Before we get onto the painting itself, following the process step by step, the most important stage is the surface preparation. This forms the basis of the paint job and if it is not done right any good work on top will eventually fail altogether. To ensure the preparation is optimal, the surface of the timber must be clean, free of oil, grease, dust, dirt and have a roughness appropriate to the type of coating to be applied.

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Primer Primer is a specialised paint. It is the first and most important complete coat of paint in the overall paint system. The primer is the foundation of the paint system. The finishing coats and therefore the overall quality of the paint job relay heavily on the primer coat. The main design feature of primers is to provide optimal foundation for the finishing coats. Undercoat Again a specialist paint which has become almost obsolete these days with the introduction of primer/ undercoats and the development of water-based direct-to-timber acrylics. One of the main purposes of an undercoat used to be evening out small imperfections in rough surfaces. The combination of better wood processing, modern primers and water-based paints are now taking care of this. Primer/Undercoat These are products that cater for both and are designed to act as both a primer and undercoat. One could also argue that a second coat of primer is in fact an undercoat. Finishing Coats The number of final coats, depending on the paint system, is generally at least two.

Painting involves applying several coats or layers of paint, specified as a paint system. A paint system can include the following type of layers:

About the paint itself. There are a lot of products on the market, the main differentiation between paint formulas is the binder or resin used to keep all the ingredients together; Water-based paints and Oil-based paints. In an effort to take out some of the confusion here are a few definitions of some paint terminology:

Sealer A sealer is specialised paint (in fact a specialised primer). Sealers are generally applied to ensure that

Acrylic A polymer resin binder. In a generic sense acrylic usually describes a water based paint.

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Latex As with acrylic, the terminology most often used to describe a water based paint. Alkyd A modified polyester resin binder. In a generic sense usually used to describe an oil based paint. Enamel A complex ester. In a generic sense usually used to describe an oil based paint. The word enamel is often used in the paint industry to imply a harder surface. There are in fact water-based enamels on the market. Gloss A description of the surface shine ranging from High Gloss to Flat and Low Sheen. The more gloss the less pigment there is on the surface of the paint. Gloss is not a factor when determining the hardness of the surface of the paint. Chalking The formation of a powdery layer on the surface of some coatings caused by the disintegration of the binding medium due to weathering (exposure to ultraviolet light, sunlight etc). The chalking of a paint film can be considerably affected by pigment selection and concentration. It can also be affected by binder/resin selection. Blocking Refers to the degree that two painted surfaces stick together, for example in a sash window frame. It’s therefore an issue important to consider when choosing a paint system. Water based enamels, being harder have good block resistance.

oil based paints are better than water-based paints. Researching this subject and consulting with today’s experts it seems fair to say, without wishing to offend anyone, that this opinion is based on old school sentiment. Oil based paints in traditional full gloss used to be the most durable solution 40 years ago. However the development of water-based paints has changed the landscape in New Zealand. With its increased U.V. resistance and flexibility the water-based paint coat system has gained precedence. Oil-based enamels have a tendency to harden, crack and fail in the harsh New Zealand sunlight and require more maintenance sooner. However for radiata the use of oilbased primer/undercoat products is still recommended. Technically it is more appropriate to talk about ‘solvent-based’ than ‘oil-based’ as the solvent carrier of the primer/ undercoat is more compatible to the chemical make-up of substances in the timber such as resin, residual LOSP and tannin. Solvent based primer/undercoats have better penetration capacity into the timber surface than waterbased products making them more effective in both adhesion and water resistance. Further it is recommended to invest in a premium quality brand of paint, as with anything else you only “get what you pay for”, keeping in mind that the majority of cost (75%) is in the labour. Following the recommended spreading rate on the can ensures the amount of paint per m2 will provide the required dry film thickness for good performance.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Reports from Branch Presidents March 2016

AUCKLAND / NORTHLAND I can’t believe that we are already at the end of February and I am sitting down trying to prepare myself for another Auckland Master Joiners meeting and at the same time the first meeting for the year with a Master Joiners Executive Meeting. Christmas is a very distant memory, my desk if full of plans for pricing and jobs to get written up and into a very busy factory. I guess that you could take from these comments that the Auckland region is a very busy place. It is actually getting really hard to do business in Auckland, the roads and motorways are constantly full and you can often spend an hour stuck in traffic to travel as little as 30km. There is a real building boom happening, when you look out across Auckland city all you can see is crane booms everywhere. This is a really good gauge on just how much commercial work is going on. Auckland Master Joiners group is going reasonably well. We seem to be having a large influx of applications wanting to join Auckland Master Joiners which is a very good sign. We have struggled recently to get good numbers attending our meetings so we are trying a couple of new approaches to try and raise some more interest and give members a little more than just a meeting. We have started holding meetings at a supplier’s factory / premises starting with a tour of their establishment followed by a meeting and guest speakers and finishing up with a barbeque and some light refreshments. Our last meeting was held at Herman Pacific and I am pleased to say that that we had a good number of members and associate members support us and Herman’s. Last Friday afternoon 19/02/2016 Auckland Master Joiners put on a

fishing trip that was again really well attended. There were 43 members and associate members that attended with some of the associate members putting up some pretty decent prizes. Many thanks to Leitz Tooling for their prize voucher of $1000.00 for the biggest fish and W & R Jacks with an $800.00 voucher for the most fish caught. Also Allegion for supplying some refreshments and Biesse for a couple of bottles of rum as spot prizes. A good day was had by all and there were a lot of fish caught. Our next meeting will be held at Allegion with Worksafe NZ and HazardCo as our guest speakers. NZS:4211 Compliant Timber Joinery seems to be gaining a bit more momentum in the Auckland Region. I believe that tag sales have started to increase and architects are starting to specify NZS:4211 on their plans. I have also noticed that some of the local building inspectors are also starting to notice and comment on the tags that have been placed on compliant joinery. This has got to be good for the whole of the industry and I hope that all Master Joiners are pushing the NZS:4211 programme along and promoting it to the architects and specifiers that they deal with daily. – Dave Cunningham CANTERBURY Welcome back to the New Year! It’s been a slower start than usual here in Canterbury with the phones and foot traffic a little quieter than what we are normally used to or what normal has been for the past 5 plus years anyway. Some of the major housing companies now have a large number of houses in stock so the signs are definitely there that things in the residential side are getting a little quieter. The commercial side is getting busier but still not the

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anticipated work load there as yet. The biggest thing to have hit us this year and hopefully for the year and years to come has been the collapse of yet another major construction company for Canterbury being Stonewood Homes. This has, and will, have a major impact on businesses in the region, with the high chance it will take other businesses with them. It’s very sad to see, especially for all those involved.There will be businesses that will struggle to come back from what they will lose, not to mention the stress that the customers will now be going through also. It does highlight the need to be very active with managing your debt and planning for if the worst was to happen, and to ask yourself the question if you would survive or not, and if not, then why continue supply? On a brighter note we have a couple of social outings in planning for over the next couple of months here in Canterbury with another attempt at clay bird shooting and the annual fishing trip to Moeraki. We have the up and coming Master Joiners Conference in Queenstown to look forward to as well and sounds like this one will be very popular. – Nathan Moore CENTRAL Christmas seems like a distant memory now as everyone here is extremely busy, both on jobs and quoting. Many are saying it is their best start to the year that they can ever remember. With this increase in workloads comes the inevitability that lead times have gone out and most have 3 to 4 months work ahead of them. In saying that there are still quite a few customers coming in wanting it NOW! Due to the overall positivity and solid workloads there have been a number of local companies investing in newer

and faster machinery to help meet demands, which is sometimes easier than finding skilled staff. The increase has also put pressure on our suppliers with some doing a lot better than others in keeping up with demands of supplying materials. Being busy is a good problem to have but having materials on back order can make it painful. Problem payers seem to be minimal at present which is great. Our local UCOL has about 32 apprentices going through this year. This is a mixture of both new and existing trainees at various stages of their apprenticeships, along with this they also have a number of BCITO block courses happening. So overall there has been a marked increase. Coming up on the 8th of April we have our annual golf day held at the Feilding golf club. We have had an awesome response (as always) from our local suppliers with help towards the day. Queenstown sounds good this year so hopefully we are all getting geared up for this. - Graeme Andrews HAWKE’S BAY / POVERTY BAY Welcome back to all the New Year has started strongly with most companies having very good workloads and being busy for the foreseeable future. Pressure is coming on the local house market, with increased interest and with this, higher prices. With interest rates still falling, more people are inquiring about alterations and improvements to their houses which may not have been worth doing in years gone past. Exterior joinery volumes are continually improving with people realizing the benefits of double glazing. Commercial work is showing signs of improving with some large tenders coming to the market throughout the year.

Timber supply is an ongoing issue with overseas markets placing supply pressure on local suppliers. There is no quick fix to this problem other than working with suppliers who have a good network of logging companies or carry larger volumes of stock to meet your requirements. Local suppliers are struggling to find suitable staff to manage the extra work loads being placed on the industry. Looking forward to catching up with members and associate members at the Queenstown Conference later in the year. - Ross Morgan NELSON / MARLBOROUGH The market slowly woke from its Christmas slumbers towards the middle of February. Most of our membership now have work ahead for the next few months but all commented that the start of the year was slow. Commercial work in particular has fallen victim to the slow process of consents and administration. However, mid year bodes well for the industry with a number of large projects coming to fruition. The membership continues to grow with two new members on board over the last quarter. This appears to be a result of increased local branding and local work by the members and secretary in promoting the MJ brand. Following on from this, it is an objective of the branch to support the rebuilding of Vanuatu and through the assistance of Belinda Rosselli, who presented at our last meeting, how we all can pay forward. We hope to put our ideas into action in the coming months. Our 2nd regional awards will take place in March. Great interest again from the members, which will lead on to greater participation at the national awards. Again the message is “promote the brand and promote yourself”. BCITO in particular have made great moves locally with a pilot training programme to embrace more apprentices. Whether related or not the apprentice numbers are up, so a big thank you to Grant and the people at the BCITO. Staffing again appears to be an issue, not related as much to the apprentice influx, which had dried up over the last few years, but more joiners leaving industry. This has created a low supply and high demand, impacting certainly on wage levels. Moving forward with greater communication and better branding, we hope to reset the balance, encourage more to the industry and reduce this labour pressure. Lastly due to the growth in membership and increased numbers who have access to the NZ4211 manual, we are running meetings both in Blenheim and in Nelson. – Myles Sellers OTAGO/SOUTHLAND Workloads have been busy for most of the members during 2015. A bit of a slow start in January for some firms but there is a bright outlook

for the coming year. There are a number of large projects planned for this year in Central Otago, Dunedin and Southland. We have had our first meeting of the year, held in Invercargill, and updates indicate that this year’s pre-trade course at SIT is showing good numbers (16), with most students from Invercargill, four from Dunedin and one from Wellington. SIT are doing a good job educating students and it is even better for the future to see these students feeding out into the industry and obtaining apprenticeships with their new skills. SIT also spend the time advising students on their CV’s, and attempting to have them include photos of them while working and of the projects they have completed while at SIT. We are looking forward to the conference in Queenstown and we hope lots of our local members will attend given the local venue, to learn about the latest innovations and to maximise the chance to catch up with other out of town members. Some members have already booked flights to Melbourne to attend AWISA in July to check out all the new toys. - Andrew Duncan TARANAKI So where did the Christmas break go? It’s feeling like a long time since we had a holiday and a chance to catch our breaths. This must be a good thing as it should reflect a busy start to the year. At the end of last year the Taranaki Master Joiners had a Christmas Dinner at the Stoney River Hotel in Okato. A bus picked everyone up in New Plymouth and had a couple of thirst stops along the way. It was a great night and was great to see Tony and Kaye Keeper there as well. For those that know Tony, his health hasn’t been so great and so he made a great effort to be there. Awesome food and awesome people, that sums that night up. Most seem to have enough work to get themselves through at this time until the end of March with reasonable quoting done to hopefully follow through. We are still concerned at the lack of income the dairy farmers are getting as this is starting to show in reduced inquiries that businesses are noticing, especially as New Plymouth is just noticing it now, whereas rural towns have felt this since a year ago. As a dairy farmer said to me the other day, “the farmers will be fine, they just don’t spend anything, but it’s all the others that miss out”. On top of that the oil industry is still in a slump, so no progress there either. One of Taranaki’s good stone top manufacturers is shutting its doors at the end of March, and I know of another who is feeling the pinch as well. There doesn’t seem to be any big commercial jobs going at present so we will all be watching out for any that may surface. The housing

market in New Plymouth seems to still be ticking over with more and more developments opening up soon, so hopefully residential will keep the dollars coming in for all of us. The weather has been extremely hot and looks to continue for a while yet. This is helping everyone feel optimistic about the near future. We had a lot of rain last week which was a nice reprieve from the heat. All in all, onwards and upwards. – Brent Russ WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY A hiss and roar. That has been the start to 2016. A balancing act is required to find a way to allow staff to take sufficient holidays to put a dent in their annual allowance, take a breath or two as a business owner, and get a start on the demands placed on us by clients expectations! Domestic and commercial joinery appear equally buoyant although timber joinery workloads are inconsistent through the region. Much of the housing being built is for the middle to lower end price range and almost always fitted with aluminum windows. Members I have spoken to from the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty region all report heavy workloads, good enquiry levels, and signs of a promising year ahead. The question now, how do we make the transition from the lean times and make the most of the current demand? Investment in plant, software, or other resources? More staff….take on an apprentice? I couldn’t think of a better time to train and for the first time in over a decade, at our company, we have 3 apprentices having taken one per year for the last three years. Our suppliers are all enjoying an increase in sales as the market has lifted. Most locally produced/stocked items are in reasonable supply at stable prices. Veneer in several species has long lead times and others have little or no availability. There is some volatility and significant price increase with imported items, notably timber. A great time was had by members who attended our fishing trip out from Coromandel. A good haul of fish meant everyone had something to take home. The weather came right for us and plenty of laughs were had. The bottom pub in Coro town will be pleased to see us back again next year! An interesting year ahead with the new Worksafe legislation almost upon us, conference in Queenstown, and Awisa in Melbourne. Safe travelling, see you in the South or West Islands! - Paul Ingram WAITAKI Workload – Everyone seems to be experiencing a boom now and for the months ahead. Staff – A lot of firms are experiencing staff shortages especially seeking

qualified joiners and are considering the option of more apprentices. Materials - Generally nobody having any problems with goods coming in within time frames but still some damage. Finances – Generally no-one experiencing any bad debtors except for a few usual stragglers. General – Some feeling the pinch of the dairy downturn but are saying the worst is still to come. One firm has had major issues with oil tempered hardboard breaking down. Bill Foote was presented with a walking stick with his name engraved in appreciation of 30 years as secretary for Waitaki JMA. – Craig Mason WELLINGTON Today is the day of our Wellington JMA/Master Joiners AGM and I will be handing over the Presidency. Mr Jeremy Patmore has been shoulder tapped, and informed of the great expectations we hold for the future of our Association under his leadership. Well done Jeremy good luck. I have enjoyed my time as Wellington President and will now put my efforts into my role as NZ Vice President. I would recommend giving your local Executive ‘a shot’ if you are given the chance, it is a rewarding experience. Chaos reigns in the capital at the moment. Most Joiners I have spoken to are at full capacity with work as far as the eye can see. The phone seems to ring every day with a new job to price or measure. The kitchen guys also seem very busy, some with three months work ahead of them. Will it last? This is the big question, let’s hope so. I have just taken on an apprentice and another tradesman. We now have three on the floor and me in the office. This would be the average size of a Joinery factory in the Wellington region. I have been into Wellington City several times this week for deliveries. I leave at 6.30 am for the 40 minute drive, the traffic is always heavy all the way in. Leaving the city at 8.30 am the traffic is still heavy or at a standstill. Where do all these cars park? I ‘googled’ the amount of cars entering Wellington City every day with no result but I did find this ... • 80% of Wellingtonians feel satisfied or very satisfied with life in general – the highest in the country. I would think after the summer and events we have enjoyed down here lately that the above number will be up 10 percent. Signing off... – Anthony Neustroski 

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Stone insights

Bench top care & maintenance A key consideration when choosing a bench top, is how to keep it looking great after the first day it has been installed as it reflects on the whole kitchen and the joiners workmanship. Fortunately with polished granite & quality quartz stone, that is relatively easy. The general rule of thumb is to wipe the bench top down with a clean sponge or soft cloth with clean soapy water, after each use. Then wipe the surface dry with a clean soft cloth to avoid any streaking. It’s so simple that it can be easily overlooked as a key care & maintenance tip. It is important that you use clean water, as dirty dish water may leave a dull film on the stone surface that is particularly evident on very light stones.

With each installation of a bench top, vanity top or fire surround, like ourselves most fabricators will provide a Care Kit with an everyday cleaner and care & maintenance instructions. Ensure the cleaner is a non-abrasive neutral pH cleaner that can be used daily or weekly, ideally with a mild polish to enhance the existing polish whilst it cleans assisting the ‘as new’ look. During manufacture, we apply a long life sealer to the bench top. Although natural granite is slightly porous, the sealer permeates the stone inhibiting liquid absorption and staining. For honed or textured granite, or marble promptly wipe up spills then dry down the bench top, as the protective polish has been removed to create a matt look.

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Sealers applied during manufacture enhance later protection.

A simple test to check if the sealer is still intact is to apply a thin layer of water over the ‘high use’ area. If the water beads on the stone, then generally speaking, the sealer is intact. Your preferred fabricator will usually reseal for a nominal fee. Quality polished quartz stone products are not porous and therefore more resilient to staining & scratching than granite, with good suppliers offering a 10 year warranty on the stone. There are many Quartz Stone products, and stone sounding products, that do not have a ten year guarantee to support it. Our recommended quartz stone is Caesarstone. In addition to fabricator support, when registered for warranty purposes clients will also receive a Care Kit including a mild Crème Cleanser for more stubborn spills. The crème cleanser is a nonabrasive cream unlike many household cleansers found in the supermarket, and this is an important consideration for many engineered stones: While the stone itself is robust and difficult to damage, it is possible to ‘re-polish’ the surface polish when cleaning, leaving a flatter, buffed patch As a general rule, don’t clean your benchtop with anything you wouldn’t use on your car (e.g. Jif, scourers), or you may damage the surface polish.


Detergents or cleaning agents are recommended to be stored in the cupboard rather than on the bench top

Use of a chopping board for cutting, this will also prolong the life of the sharp edge of your knife and protect the polish on the stone

Use of a trivet or chopping board for hot items to avoid thermal shock

Use of a trivet or heat resistant board under electric fry-pans or where the element is exposed

Avoid standing on the bench top, especially the edge, as undistributed and unsupported weight could flex the top beyond its capability

Avoid hitting with heavy objects such as large pots

Many of these tips are precautionary, but ‘resistant’ is not ‘impervious’, so encourage your customers to err on the side of caution. We advocate a conservative approach to care and maintenance to protect clients’ investment in a quality bench top. 

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BCITO is committed to helping businesses succeed BCITO supports employers to provide training and employment in the building and construction industry in many different ways. If you're currently training a BCITO apprentice, you're eligible to apply for a grant so that BCITO can assist you to upskill yourself or another senior member of your team, and help your business be successful long-term. BCITO has 15 Employer Development Grants up to a maximum of $3,000 each (excl GST) available for employers in 2016.Applications are now open. Applications can be made at any time but once the 15 grants have been allocated, there's no more available until 2017. What are BCITO Employer Development Grants? The BCITO wishes to give employers within the building industry access to study programmes which will help them to develop and grow their business. As such, funding in the form of grants is now being offered to employers of current BCITO trainees. BCITO believes this support will help employers to run successful long-term businesses, better placing them to provide ongoing investment in training and employment within NZ’s building industry. This grant cannot be used for trade-level study, e.g. to pay for a BCITO apprenticeship. How many grants are available? Fifteen grants are available nationwide in 2016. Individual employers or employing companies can only be awarded one grant each per calendar year. How much are the grants worth? Each grant covers the cost of a course or seminar chosen by the employer, up to a maximum of $3000 excluding GST.

Who is eligible to apply? Any employer of a current BCITO trainee may apply. This also includes supervisors and managers of an employing company. Employers must have a current apprentice at the time of application and at the time the grant is claimed. What can the grants be used for? Employers can select any training or development assistance which best suits their personal or business development needs. Some examples include: • BCITO courses such as Site Supervisor or Diploma in Construction Management • Consultation with a business advisor • Short courses or seminars on small business management, estimating or contract management • Higher level business-related qualifications

Timber joinery apprentice numbers Here is a quick comparison of how the number of people in training is looking when compared to this time last year. Total Active Trainees

Sign-ups during month

Resigns during Month

Withdrawal during month

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If the industry is to have enough skilled people to meet the demands of the future and to help retain the skills of an ageing workforce, we all have to work together towards significantly increasing the number of qualified joiners. Sourcing qualified and skilled workers continues to be difficult and this is likely to inhibit capitalisation of these enduring buoyant times. Finding staff within the sector is severely limited. Bringing in workers through immigration

is a possibility although time consuming, which leaves training your own and reaping the financial gains the only solution in the not too distant future. Throughout 2016 your National Advisory Group (NAG), businesses and employers will be working with BCITO to develop strategies that support mid-to-long term business plans and sustainable development of a better-skilled workforce.

When should applications be made? Applications can be made at any time. However, once 15 grants have been awarded in a calendar year, further applicants will need to reapply the following year. You can check the number of grants still available at any time before applying by calling 0800 4 BCITO or checking How do employers apply for a BCITO Employer Development Grant? To apply, visit employers-industry/employerdevelopment-grants to download and complete the application form.

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

What kinds of building work don’t require a building consent?


t is section 40 of the Building Act 2004 that says you must not construct, alter, demolish or remove a building without a building consent. And it is sections 41 and 42A that list the exceptions to that rule. There are exceptions under section 41 for certain Government buildings, urgent work, energy work, work authorised by a territorial authority, and the various types of work listed in Schedule 1 to the Building Act. Section 42A then goes into greater detail about Schedule 1.

it seems. You can still repair, maintain or replace an existing component or assembly, using comparable materials, without a building consent. And you can still perform building work on a window or exterior doorway in an existing dwelling or outbuilding of two storeys or less, without a consent. But you do need a consent where the repair, replacement or the building work relates to a component, assembly, window or doorway that has failed to satisfy the building code requirements for durability.

This article summarises Schedule 1 for you but is only intended to give you a heads-up, or point you in the right direction. The Government has changed Schedule 1 many times over the past 15 years, to make it easier to follow and to expand the exemptions. So you cannot simply rely on your memory of what the exemptions used to be. You can read Schedule 1 for yourself, by simply googling “Building Act 2004” and looking up Schedule 1.

The typical example is where t h e c o m p o n e n t , a s s e m b l y, window or doorway has failed to comply with the external moisture requirements of the building code. Clause E2 of the building code, relating to external moisture, says that buildings must be constructed to provide adequate resistance to penetration by, and the accumulation of, moisture from the outside. The subclauses then give a number of specific instances. This is what catches out most carpenters who are defending leaky building claims. No matter how innocent they may have been, the fact that they did some work that allowed water to get in and not escape, thereby allowing damage to occur, means that they breached the code, and that usually means that they are liable.

The first point to remember is that the Schedule 1 exceptions only apply if the building work complies with the Building Code, and (if the work is to an existing building) it doesn’t make the building less compliant than it already was. Also, the exceptions only apply if the work doesn’t breach any other statute (eg. the Resource Management Act 1991, the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987, or the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996). Schedule 1 begins with the standard “like for like” exception. Since the leaky building crisis, this is no longer as simple as

This is the reason why you don’t do “like for like” repairs to leaky buildings without a building consent, just to appease the owner who has a limited budget, or wants to do a cover-up job at minimal expense so he can sell to an unsuspecting purchaser and make it his problem. Inevitably, when the new owner discovers

that the repairs haven’t worked, it will be your problem, for up to 10 years after the work was done. Just remember that the “like for like” exception doesn’t apply where you want to reinstate exactly the same structure that caused the leaks in the first place. In those cases a building consent is inevitably required, and the Council is going to insist that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. The other situations where no consent is required for general building work are single-storey detached buildings with a floor area of not more than 10 m², unoccupied detached buildings, tents, marquees and similar lightweight structures, pergolas, and the repair or replacement of an outbuilding. Of course there are limitations on virtually every one of those categories, so you have to look up Schedule 1 to see what they are. When you are doing additions and alterations, there are exceptions for windows and exterior doorways in dwellings and outbuildings, altering entranceways or internal doorways to make it easier for disabled people, interior alterations to non-residential buildings, internal walls and doorways, internal linings and finishes in dwellings, thermal insulation, penetrations, closing in existing verandas or patios, awnings, porches and verandas, carports, and shade sails. Once again, terms and conditions apply. The above categories all relate to buildings, but there are a number of other structures that don’t require a consent either, including certain retaining walls, fences and hoardings, small-

medium dams, tanks and pools (excluding swimming pools), decks, platforms, bridges, boardwalks and similar structures, signs, height-restriction gantries, temporary storage stacks, and private household playground equipment. You cannot simply assume that any of those will be exempt. You have to look up the criteria in Schedule 1. There are also exceptions for certain structures owned or controlled by a network utility operator or similar organisation, demolition, removal of part of a building, certain sanitary plumbing and drainlaying work carried out by authorised plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers, certain work in connection with water heaters, and certain building work for which the design is carried out or reviewed by a chartered professional engineer. Finally, it pays to remember that territorial and regional authorities have a discretion to waive the requirement for a building consent in certain cases. They have to be persuaded that the consent is not necessary, either because the completed building work is likely to comply with the code, or if it doesn’t comply, it is unlikely to endanger people or any building, whether on the same land or some other property. Obviously that waiver is only going to be exercised in very deserving cases, generally where the cost and effort of obtaining a consent is out of all proportion to the cost of the project, or to the risk of the building work failing and causing harm to the public. 

Geoff Hardy has 40 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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Helping your apprentice

develop a furniture career that rocks!


he furniture industry offers great careers. And, as the results of recent Competenz research show (Getting the best from your investment in training an apprentice, October 2015), career opportunities are particularly important to apprentices. In fact, offering career opportunities, and talking about these opportunities early in an apprenticeship, are key to retaining apprentices when they qualify. Here are some tips to help you help your apprentices build successful careers with your business.

3. Set clear expectations It’s your apprentice’s career, not yours. Make sure they understand that they need to put their hand up for development opportunities – and that you’ll support them when they do.

8. Help your apprentice build ‘soft skills’ Being a technical expert isn’t enough to get ahead in a career. Help your apprentice communicate effectively, solve problems, and work well under pressure.

4. Develop a career plan with your apprentice Identify their career goals, the skills and experience they need, how they’ll gain these and by when. Then track their progress.

9. Focus on your apprentice’s strengths, not their weaknesses Many career coaches believe that focussing on strengths is the key to a successful career. If your apprentice is particularly good at an activity and enjoys it, help them be the best they can at it.

1. Get to know your apprentice as a person Understand their personality, motivations, and interests outside work. Fulfilling careers take all these factors into account.

5. Take a broad view of career opportunities These take many forms other than ‘climbing the ladder’. Involve apprentices in business activities like budgeting; let them supervise others as they gain experience; offer them training to help them gain skills like team management.

2. Talk about career opportunities early in the apprenticeship This will motivate your apprentices to learn and help you retain them when they qualify.

6. Hold regular ‘career conversations’ – and follow up Set aside time several times a year to talk about career goals and progress. Ask thought-provoking questions and give apprentices

time to reflect.Then follow up, with a project or training opportunity. This shows your apprentice that you’re genuinely interested in their career.

10. Help your apprentice look ahead Talk to your apprentice about future trends in your industry (e.g. new machinery they need to master).

7.Connect your apprentice to development opportunities Find them a mentor; identify opportunities for further training (e.g. management); seek out projects that help them gain experience.

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master joiners members AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact David Heather. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Artisan Carpentry Ltd 14b Akepiro Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 09 550 7654, contact Charles de Lapomarede. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Simon Buckley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. Contrast Interiors Ltd A5, 35 Keeling Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 835 3465, contact Brendon Dunn 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.

Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty. G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated. IP Joinery Ltd Unit 8, Industrial Building One. Opua Marine Park, Baffin St, Opua. Ph 09 402 6885, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman. JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown. Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Styleline Installationz Ltd 97 Avocado Lane, Mangawhai, Auckland, Ph 021 660 207, contacts Matt Strong and Stephen Strong. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen.

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

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

Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore.

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

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

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen.

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

Mahurangi Joinery Ltd 23a Glenmore Drive, Warkworth, Auckland 0910, Ph 09 425 9849, contacts Joel and Suzannah Hemus.

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

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

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

Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coromandel Kitchens Ltd 7 Dakota Drive, Whitianga, Ph 07 869 5597, contact Andrew Nuttall Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. 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. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, email s.jclausen@

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001, Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris. Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Shaun McDowell. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes.

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

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

Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis.

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

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

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

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. Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, contact contact Mark Dombroski Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky.

Hastings Laminate Ltd 1021a Manchester Street, Hastings, Ph 06 879 8564, contact Mark or Grant Eyles. 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 Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Millbrook Furniture Solutions Ltd 404 Ellison Road, Hastings 4122, Ph 06 876 3675, contact Bruce Drummond. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly.

Secretary, Sue Page QSM, JP 13a Charles Street, Westshore, Napier 4110. Ph 06 835 9549. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 contact Peter Webster.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 Adam Satherley.

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

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

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

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

BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 68 Montgomery Crescent, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton.

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

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

Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll.

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

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

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.

David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb. The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated. TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, contact Theren Sugrue. 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. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd 1062 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 4303, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer. Building Connexion Ltd ITM Joinery, 16-18 King Edward Street, Motueka, Ph 03 528 7256, contact Paul Rusbatch. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell. Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 64 Beatty Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Ph 03 547 0010, contacts Noel Tait / Michelle Hill.

Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 247 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson. Architectural Joinery Ltd 82 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 377 6760, contact Andrew Clark Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Simply Joinery 924 Queen Charlotte Drive, R D 1, Picton, Ph 021 126 2514, contact Glen Godsiff. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Sellers Room 9 Echodale Place, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 547 7144, contact Margaret Sellers

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Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Evolution Interiors Limited 19 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1633, contact Karl Kitchingham. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, contact David Street.

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. Modernage Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Modulink Screen Partitions 2012 Ltd 47 Hands Road, Addington, Christchurch, Ph 03 338 6464, contact Sam Bain. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens.

Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery.

WAITAKI Secretary, Mark Albert PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, email Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805 Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

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

European Woodworks Limited 229 Kaikorai Valley Road, Bradford, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken.

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd

Rich the Cabinetmaker 44 McLennan Road, Hawea Flat, R D 2, Wanaka 9343. Ph 03 443 8951, contact Rich Raynes.

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

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited EC Credit Control Enko Group Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd HazardCo Limited

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

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

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

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

Wanaka Furniture Design 119 Lachlan Ave, RD 2, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 5267, contacts David and Sarah Millwater.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blum NZ Ltd

Burns & Ferrall

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

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

Biesse Group New Zealand

Bostik New Zealand

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

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

Allegion (New Zealand) Limited Architectural Hardware Supplies

Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Timber Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville.

Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, contact Kevin Harradine. 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.


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

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H& &S with Kathy Compliance

do it right and write it down No one’s ever going to disagree that Health and Safety in the workplace isn’t important. Dig beneath the grumpy mutterings of those told to clean up after themselves, or to put on a pair of ear-muffs, and there’s pretty much unanimous agreement that staying safe and unharmed at work is a basic right. But staying safe involves some effort, and certainly involves some cost. While the biggest cost to improving workplace safety is often staff time, there are a few ways to reduce costs while actually improving health and safety – and ACC’s “Workplace Safety Management Practices” (WSMP) is a good example. It’s aimed at businesses with 10 employees or more, and recognises those that have implemented effective health and safety systems and practices in their workplaces. The primary benefit is lower ACC levies – up to 20% – but you also achieve a recognised standard of good practice that reflects well on your business. While this scheme won’t apply to many joiners – being under the 10 employee threshold – much of what we’re discovered about health and safety at Jacks while working through this WSMP process will apply at your workplace. So it’s worth discussing. At Jacks the appeal of lower premiums had a strong appeal – because anything that can lower our overheads helps us be more competitive in the market. But so too was having a good reason to systematically work through our safety systems to ensure we were following best practice. It’s easy to think you’re doing everything right but the WSMP’sindependent

audit will certainly make sure. So we appointed a small team, enlisted some help from a health and safety consultant, and embarked on a year-long project to achieve accreditation. Given the nature of our industry, workplace safety is always an issue, and we’ve always tried to ensure safety issues are given priority. So in a lot of areas, such as policy, fire safety, and vehicles, we knew we were doing the right things, and this project confirmed it. We also found areas requiring an overhaul – such as hazard reporting, and signage. And in almost all areas we found we were light on evidence: although we were generally doing things correctly, often there wasn’t appropriate documentation to prove it. There are plenty of voices who believe the current focus on health and safety is just exercise in either passing the buck, or ass-covering, and claims of ‘red tape’ and ‘too much paperwork’ are common place. After all, many health and safety issues are just a failure to apply some common sense to a situation. However, working through a process like WSMP shows pretty quickly that the common-sense approach is no longer enough, certainly not in the wake of Pike River. Because common sense says staff will step over a stray cable, or walk around a wet floor, or not leave power connected to a machine that’s being repaired. But as the ‘A’ in ACC acknowledges, common sense doesn’t stop accidents happening. So around half of the time spent on our WSMP project has been spent properly documenting our systems and procedures around workplace safety. Because when you think

about it, without paperwork it’s nearly impossible to prove that a change was made, or someone was trained, or a hazard identified and minimized. What’s more, documentation is essential to fall back on if things go wrong. A signed training certificate, a dated register of inspections, even a folder of emails to staff about safety issues – documentation is a large part of what demonstrates a Company’s attitude towards health and safety. Documentation doesn’t have to be as onerous as it sounds. Many of the documents you need to have and maintain exist in a generic form online – and it’s simply a matter of tailoring them to your Company. Once done it’s usually a simple matter of reviewing and updating them annually – so ensuring this is someone’s responsibility is equally important. Achieving ACC accreditation requires not just proof of good systems and procedures, but a clear understanding of who will regularly review and maintain them – so we’ve changed some responsibilities amongst the team around Jacks to make this happen. So. The team at Jacks is into the project, making excellent progress with documentation. New systems are being refined and we’re starting to hold test inspections. And then the showroom catches fire ... . To be continued …

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