Joiners Magazine March 2017

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2017

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cnc buyers 16 From entry level to 5 axis - changes to your business can be quite dramatic following purchase of cnc machinery. We look at 5 case studies outlining the reasons and benefits of their cnc selection.

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COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Liam Wackrow notes how busy the trade is at the moment giving good reason to plan the year.

Laminex NZ Update 12

Laminex NZ General Manager Jerome Deperrois talks of new colours and a new Formica design competition.

software backing 30 And the machines need to be driven - huge benefits derive from selecting software that will suit your manufacturing and machining requirements. Start your research here with commentary from our leading software suppliers.

NKBA viewpoint 61

Suzie Rees discusses the need to ensure installation is managed to the same standards as we design and manufacture kitchens.

Stone Insights 66

Artisan Stone offer some solid tips on cleaning and looking after engineered stone.

Steering a Course 70

modern drawers 42 They need to be practical and beautiful. We talk to a couple of leading NZ designers about their preferences and look at some of the options available to the kitchen designer and user.

New columnist Ian Featherstone discusses the dilemma of looking after clients when you are busy.

Due Process 72

Geoff Hardy informs us about new rules on payment retention and how they will effect joiners.

H&S 78

Kathy Compliance ask just how seriously does our industry take Health & Safety.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 14 Trade Directories - 74 BCITO news - 79 Classifieds - 80

PPG finishes 56 In our ongoing series on PPG distributors around New Zealand we travel to Hamilton to interview specialist paint supplier Autolink Hamilton, and discuss their use of the PPG product.

making Hobbiton safe 62 Maintaining tourist attraction movie set Hobbiton in its ‘film’ state means young German trained joiner Paul Drebing needs a variety of skills and machinery - we look at some of the safety aspects of his on site workshop.

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from the presidents desk

I’m hearing work levels are at flat out, if not too busy, for most members Welcome to 2017… not too sure where Summer was supposed to feature but all I have experienced is very Spring-like changeable rainy weather and now I notice the leaves starting to change colour and drop. Still, there have been some nice pockets around these Islands of ours for some lucky few to enjoy. On the dark side of our environment, I’m not too sure what else Mother Nature has to throw at the top half of the South Island. Getting past the massive earthquake of Kaikoura, the Port Hills of Christchurch have just endured the destructive forces of fire flamed by strong winds and high temperatures under suspicious circumstances. With a great display of resilience and community spirit the flames were extinguished with only material damage albeit treasured memories. Please Mother Nature, give them a break. On a Federation front, I’m hearing work levels are at flat out if not too busy levels for most members. This is encouraging to hear with indicators pointing to no letup in the short term. This is great for all members and as an Executive, we are working on a few projects that will hopefully strengthen reasons why you should be a member of Master Joiners. Planning of the 2017 Master Joiners Conference at the Wairakei Resort in Taupo is well underway and the programme looks engaging on all levels. I look forward to seeing you there in the middle of June. The great event at the end of Conference is the NZ Master Joiner Awards and the NZ Master Joiner Apprentice Awards Ceremony. This gets better and better each year with tough competition so make sure you get your entries in for a chance to win one or more of these prestigious awards. That’s it from me, back to the grindstone. Cheers Liam Wackrow National President Registered Master Joiners

Auckland MJ’s go fishing Auckland Master Joiners had their annual fishing trip on the 17th of February. Organised by Michael Bangs Secretary of the Auckland association the trip is becoming an annual event for the region. “With rain, all morning we feared for the worst. At 3pm we cast off on two boats with 50 members on board. Within minutes the skies cleared for a beautiful afternoon. We dropped anchor in the middle of the channel with Rangitoto behind us. Within a short period, we were catching fish. One of our sponsors from Leitz almost had a large Kingi until at the last minute the line broke. At the turn of the tide we all stopped for a BBQ. Scotch fillet washed down with a beer thanks to our food and drink sponsors. Then carried on fishing into the evening.” The biggest fish, winning a $1000 voucher from Leitz, went to Bryan at Rockfield Woodworkers.The biggest number of legal fish caught, winning a voucher for $250 worth of products from Glasscorp went to Riaan at KBL Serene Joinery. Auckland Master Joiners give a big thank you to these and the spot prize sponsors Biesse and PSP, as well as Knobs‘n Knockers who supplied the prize draw of a Weber BBQ, along with food and drink sponsors Morgan & Aickin, Woodman, Daikin, Allegion and Unique Hardware - and to Resene for the essential sun block and water. 

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From the Publisher

a busy year ahead

Leading the Information Day were Anton Schwarz Group CEO and Andrew Hoogwerf Sales Australia

CAD+T comes to NZ In mid January CAD+T, experts in interior and production software from Austria held an information day at the Auckland Head Office facility of Blum NZ Ltd in Avondale. Led by Group CEO Anton Schwarz and Andrew Hoogwerf, Sales Manager for Australia, they demonstrated their modularised software that covers furniture design and manufacturing. Their many faceted software ranges from drafting, planning and sophisticated visualisations and renderings in the design division to construction, automatic parts lists and automatic CNC data for production on the engineering side of the furniture manufacturing process that can lead to substantial savings in time and money. CAD + T have offices around the world including Austria, Germany, Italy Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Australia. With some 25 years of expertise and customers and software packages installed throughout the world ranging from shopfitters, furniture manufacturers and traders to educational institutions the company aims to offer a custom tailored solution to fit businesses and their budgets here in New Zealand.

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LIGNA 2017

Felder Continues to Advance Anyone that has kept an eye on the world of woodworking machinery will have undoubtably noticed the significant rise of the Felder Group. Although having as recently as last year celebrated 60 years in business, it’s in the last 10 – 15 years that the Felder Group have really made their presence felt in the industrial sector of our industry. At LIGNA, the world’s largest woodworking show in Hannover, May 22 – 26, the Felder Group will enjoy another opportunity to showpiece what they can achieve in a 2-year cycle. Focusing on the Felder Groups industrial range of machinery marketed under the Format-4 brand, below is a sneak preview of the highlights to be unveiled. 5 Axis CNC A complete new range of 5 axis CNC’s from entry level to sophisticated confirms the Felder Groups commitment to 5 axis technology. Beamsaws 2 new models of entry level beamsaws in 3200mm and 4300mm cutting lengths. These economical and compact beamsaws are ideal for small to medium sized cabinet shops looking to increase productivity, accuracy, safety and material handling. Programmable CNC Drilling Machine An entry level CNC drilling machine is the ideal match for either of the 2 new beamsaws. For those that don’t see nesting as the right solution an alternative is to cut on the beamsaw and drill with a fast and easy dedicated CNC drilling machine. Sliding Table Saw A top secret and unique development in sliding tables saws will be unveiled for the very first time at Ligna 2017. Years in development and now finally ready is all we can say until the official launch. Jacks will have a Kiwi presence at the LIGNA show in Hannover. To get quality time in front of Felder’s latest technology get in touch with your local Jacks rep to let them know you’ll be attending.

We open our March issue as we have for several years now with interrelated features on the latest in CNC technology and the latest in software be it for machinery or production processes. There is always new machinery and new software and this year is no different. The relationship between the two has only strengthened as machinery manufacturers have added new features to make the manufacturing process faster and more accurate and hence necessarily more useful to the manufacturer. The software options are also more useful than ever as well. We have a lot of interest from Australian based suppliers as well in this feature. Talking of options we also have a look at options in the kitchen hardware scene from some of the leading suppliers. There are many alternatives out there these days with the minimum at least being soft close drawer systems. We have a word to a couple of kitchen designers as well to see what they like to use. Kitchens are not the only places such hardware is used either. Bathrooms, laundries even lounges, bedrooms and studies are places where this technology can turn up. The construction scene is bursting at the seams in places like Auckland as well as provincial centres like Hamilton and Tauranga. Although the build process has levelled off in Christchurch there is still a lot of activity all the same. For those in the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing arena work is overflowing at present it would seem. 2017 looks like a very busy year. A good time to make hay while the sun shines so to speak. We have the annual Master Joiners Conference this year in Taupo in mid June so mark your diaries. It should be a good one. We will be kicking off a digital presence in the near future as well with regular email shots to a selected audience which will grow with time. It’s an inevitable step for us to support the print medium and is an exciting opportunity going forward. There is plenty of interesting reading in this issue for those in the trade so without further ado I’ll let you get on with it! Bob Nordgren

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NZ Panels Group move to new purpose built plant NZ Panels Group, parent company for the Bestwood, Prime Panels and Dezignatek brands has moved its Auckland-based manufacturing plant to a new purpose-built site in Kerwyn Ave, East Tamaki. Chief Executive Lou Cadman says the move to the 11,000 m² site has allowed the company to upgrade technology throughout the plant and invest in much-needed new capacity. He estimates NZ Panels Group has around 50% of the New Zealand decorative panels market. It’s North Island distribution business, Impey’s has also moved to the same East Tamaki site and distributes the full Prime Panels catalogue including Prime Stone & Prime Laminate, alongside a comprehensive range of MDF from Nelson Pine and associated hardware, fittings and adhesives.

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The company has experienced rapid growth over the past few years, acquiring the Bestwood brand from Carter Holt Harvey in June 2015. Bestwood continues to be distributed predominantly through Carters. In Christchurch, it also owns another distribution business – Anthony Shearer in Kaiapoi. Kopine is also part of the NZ Panels Group family, manufacturing medium and high density particle board. Based in Thames it’s well known for its Ultralock and tongue and groove flooring.

buildnz trade visitors bring $530m buying power buildnz | designex, New Zealand’s leading trade show for the build, construction and design industries is back for 2017 with organisers, XPO Exhibitions, excited about the business opportunities available to the hundreds of exhibiting companies expected onsite. For 30 years, the NZ owned and operated and award winning buildnz | designex has been the largest and longest running industry trade show in New Zealand bringing 1000’s of qualified industry professionals and innovators together. The event organisers are quick to point out they have audited data evidencing attending visitor attendance and an impressive $530,000,000 in buying power – providing a formidable face-toface sales and marketing platform for industry suppliers across the 3-day event. The next few years are going to be pivotal for the industry suppliers to take advantage of the growing property and construction trends in Auckland and nationwide. “There are simply no other events bringing builders, architects, planners, specifiers, designers and developers in this volume all under one roof,” says Tony Waite Events Director of buildnz | designex. Construction continues to be a key driver of economic growth for New Zealand. Growth has been underpinned by strong net migration which in turn is creating strong demand for residential construction, especially in Auckland. Non-residential construction is surging with increased demand for education and healthcare facilities as well as retail. The Unitary Plan loosens planning restrictions that will allow 442,000 more dwellings by 2040 to accommodate population growth. However, these trends are not just limited to Auckland as population growth spills over into ‘halo’ regions of Waikato, Bay of Plenty and beyond! buildnz | designex is perfectly timed to take advantage of the of $35billion annual

construction spend. We asked the organisers what the three key reasons were for the 6,000+ industry professionals expected at the show. Waite explains “Our post-show surveys indicate the industry attend the show to 1) see and touch the latest products and technology for the sector, 2) better understand regulatory change within the industry, and 3) develop business opportunities at a pan-industry level. “buildnz | designex’s pedigree as a panindustry expo is second to none – we’ve been awarded Best Trade Show in Australasia and Best Trade Show in New Zealand at back to back EEAA Awards for Excellence in Sydney and Melbourne,” says Waite. Held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds across 4 halls and 12,000m2 of exhibition space the 3-day buildnz | designex trade show is set to co-locate with the National Safety Show; again the largest event of its kind in New Zealand concentrating on workplace health and safety solutions and education. The organisers clarify they co-located the expos in part due to the growing importance of health and safety across the wider construction industry. The combined event has gone from strength to strength and 2017 will be no exception. The organisers have worked hard on bringing not

only new initiatives but also on enhancing those existing. The first is the launch of a two-day industry “Build Summit” - a new pan-industry event involving leadership discussion and encouraging key industry stakeholder debate on current issues and developments within the sector. The launch of a Training and Jobs hub in partnership with a leading industry training body will help address the current skilled labour shortage and the need to train an extra 30,000 workers over the next 5 years. Add to this a comprehensive programme of free to attend professional development seminars including a number of international keynote speakers, special features, networking opportunities, show-only specials, and the opportunity to win a huge array of prizes (including a brand new Ford) - this is the one event the industry won’t want to miss. Spaces are filling fast so if you wish to secure prime exhibition space, contact NZ based Exhibition Manager,Donna Swain on 09 976 8330 or buildnz | designex is a trade-only event running 25-27 June 2017 as the ASB Showgrounds Auckland and is free to attend for those that register online at www.

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Global reach SICAM’s success LIGNA May 2017 The world’s largest solid-wood machinery specialists Weinig will again be centre stage at the world’s largest woodworking show. The Weinig stand will cover around 4000 square metres and will present a wide range of their specialist machinery including Powermat moulders, Dimter crosscut saws, rip saws, fingerjointing, grinding and a host of other technologies. What’s more, almost all technology on show will be demonstrated, live. Jacks have a team at LIGNA including staff on the Weinig stand. If you’re planning to visit please get in touch so we can make sure you get a full demonstration of the machinery you’re keen to see. Email or call 0800 522 577

Natasha Munokoa Office Administrator Dongwha NZ Natasha joined the Dongwha Auckland team in November 2016. Prior to commencing Natasha had worked with a wellknown solid surface importer/ distributor, so is well accustomed to the F&J industry. Despite the disruptions from the recent large earthquakes Natasha has thrived to become an integral member of the team. Natasha looks after the Customer Services, Order Entry and Logistics operations of the Auckland operation. Natasha can be contacted on 09 278 8150 or at sales@

There was a moment last year which gave a clear signal of optimism for the international furniture industry and its prospects for 2017. At SICAM held in Italy last October there was excitement in the meetings and discussions at the trade fair by both component and accessory producers, on the one hand, and furniture manufacturers and designers, on the other. The expo confirmed once more that SICAM is a top business event. This is where companies turn their attention exclusively to products and relationships to create trends, new functional solutions, and the design lines that we will find at furniture trade fairs over the coming months all over the world. The attendance numbers and results of SICAM 2016 speak clearly, 7,378 companies from 101 countries with a percentage of foreign visitors over 36%. “SICAM’s role as an international marketplace for components and accessories is crystal clear,” explains the organiser of the event, Carlo Giobbi, commenting on the figures, “and the market itself confirms this year after year in an ever more evident way. The last edition also saw an increase in the countries of origin of visiting professionals, representing 101 countries from all five continents. A factor that has been revealed as decisive for the effectiveness of the event is its size. There was more surface area used at SICAM 2016 than ever before, while the exhibit complex enables easy interpretation for visitors and optimal management of time spent among the stands.” Indeed, attention to logistical aspects is an element that clearly emerges when visiting the trade fair. The uniform distribution of visitor flows obtained by opening three entry points not only contributed intelligently with pre registration, to reducing access time, but it also enhanced a rational and clear exhibition layout, which enables companies to easily organise their days spent visiting the trade fair. “In many cases, the exhibiting companies also made important progress in presenting themselves and organising the exhibition spaces,” stresses Giobbi, “preparing well for SICAM has become strategic, because the possibility to meet those

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SICAM’s role as an international marketplace for components and accessories was re-inforced at the expo in October last year.

who design and implement innovation in furnishing here is ever more evident. Designers and architects made up 9%, and 9% more were technical and production managers. This is a figure that I deem very important, because we must not forget the growing importance that functional components are gaining in furniture production; they are generating added value which, in some cases, almost exceeds the value produced by the design. However, the most significant statistic is seen in the fact that decision-makers are the category most represented at SICAM. Indeed, as many as 37% of visitors are owners of their companies or general directors, members of top management who make the final decisions on strategies and purchasing choices.” By analysing the composition of companies visiting SICAM 2016, it can be seen the trade fair is an opportunity for the entire production chain to get updated and informed.There was a predominance of industry and trade at (42% of industrial companies with their representatives and 21% of trading enterprises). However, the artisan production section can not be overlooked with 20% of visitors. For Italian production, where small to medium-sized enterprises play a numerically

prevalent role, this is the scene where ideas, solutions, and niche products with top technology and quality often emerge. In the meantime, the SICAM team has already begun promoting the edition to be held next October (the date is set at Pordenone for Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th). Bolstered by nearly 90% of exhibitors already reconfirmed in addition to numerous requests from new exhibitors, the event will be presented this spring at all the main international furniture trade fairs. “Developing new markets every year all over the world and strengthening those already known,” claims Carlo Giobbi, “is our way of making the trade fair grow.” For the 2017 edition, SICAM has planned new initiatives at trade fairs along with collaborations with foreign magazines in the furniture and furnishings sector that are very important for specific markets. Thus, pursuing a campaign that is always in the style of great operating effectiveness which sets the SICAM team apart, and which promotes new interesting openings for those who will come to Pordenone next October. 

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Laminex New Zealand


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t’s March and already 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year. 2017 kicked off with a host of global trade and design shows from KBIS in California to Living Kitchen Cologne in Germany, inspiring and informing our industry from Europe all the way to NZ. Members of our global design team were in attendance at each major show and we look forward to the trends that they witnessed being expressed in our new product introductions in the coming years. We kicked off 2017 with the introduction of five new colours to our Laminex Solid Surface range. Inspired by the veining in natural rock formations, the Stratum collection covers all bases of a neutral palette. Clara is fresh, and softly veined, and Sedimentary a soft, wavy grey whereas Slate Grey is a deep grey, Moreno a warm brown and Ebony Timber a deep brown with copper accents. Visit your local Laminex Solid Surface fabricator or visit for more information. In February we launched the 2017 instalment of our design competition, Formica Formations. The theme this year is A Forward Life and challenges designers to enhance our modern environment and contribute to a better life, a better home and a better world for all, using Formica laminate. To match this, Laminex New Zealand will be donating $25 for every entry received to Habitat for Humanity. There are two entry categories: one for professional designers and another for emerging designers or students with less than four years experience. We’ve seen so many creative applications of laminate come through in this competition over the years and look forward to seeing the entries this year. For more information, or to enter, please visit our new-look website Our IT Bureau team are busy with new version releases for both 2020 Design and imos, with new virtual reality technology and 3D modelling available as well as a smart phone app for 2020 Design and new import functions for 2020 Design into the imos system. See pages 34 & 35 of this issue for more details. We’ve got some interesting product introductions planned for the coming months – keep an eye on for more information. Here’s to an exciting and prosperous year ahead! Regards, Jerome Deperrois General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Laminex New Zealand has announced that the highly innovative Formica Formations® design competition is to run again in 2017 celebrating and showcasing the creativity of architects and designers throughout New Zealand. This year, Laminex New Zealand encourages designers to enhance our modern environment and contribute to a better life, a better home and a better world for all, using Formica laminate. Designers are asked to design for the personal space, cross-area living, the public or global space. To see forward and help connect with responsible, thoughtful actions. To connect, move, support, improve and future proof. In line with this, Laminex New Zealand will be donating $25 for every entry received to Habitat for Humanity. Beginning in 2011, the inaugural competition challenged designers to come up with creative concepts for chairs using Formica laminate. In 2013 the call was issued to recreate the humble Formica laminate table as part of the 100 year celebrations of the Formica brand. In 2015 Laminex New Zealand sought to further spark New Zealand’s design creativity with Luminate, a challenge to reconsider how we interpret lighting hardware, fixtures and applications for New Zealand and the global stage using Formica laminate.

“It’s inspiring to be a part of a competition that showcases the creative properties and applications of laminate,” says Laminex New Zealand General Manager Jerome Deperrois, “It’s fantastic to be able be give back to the design community through Formica Formations, and to New Zealand through this year’s donation to Habitat for Humanity.” The judging panel returns for a fourth season: Renee Hytry Derrington Fletcher Building, International Business, US-based Vice President of Design. Ron Sang – Award winning New Zealand architect, director of Sang Architects & Co Ltd, Ron Sang Publications and the Ron Sang Gallery. David Trubridge – has worked in the design industry for over 40 years and has notched up numerous accolades including being named by a French magazine as one of the top 15 designers in the world. There are two entry categories – professional architects and designers (of any creative d i s c i p l i n e ) , a n d e m e rg i n g architects and designers (of any creative discipline) who are currently studying or within four years of graduation. Entries close on 31 July 2017, with submissions and further information available at www.


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With earthquakes affecting supply lines, the team responsible for getting product up to Auckland from Dongwha’s Mataura manufacturing site performed amazingly.

Dongwha to introduce TrueTones colour range It is coming on two years since Dongwha NZ entered the NZ melamine faced board market with the introduction of their Dongwha Whiteboard and according to Jeff Davenport, their Auckland based Area Manager, things have been going very well, with steady growth in the uptake of the Dongwha Whiteboard range. However, it hasn’t been all plain sailing. Jeff says that “given the tumultuous times of late last year, with the earthquakes dramatically affecting our supply lines, its fair to say that the team responsible for getting product up to Auckland from our Mataura manufacturing site performed amazingly, with shipping having to replace rail and containers on the water within days of the massive earthquakes. Some disruption inevitably occurred, however with the support of our Mataura and Auckland teams, and the understanding of the majority of our customers we got through the busiest time of the year relatively well”.

Dongwha NZ intend to carry stock of each of the 5 TrueTones colours (Crème, Putty, Tan, Grey & Black), in 12, 16, 18 & 25mm thickness’s, in their Auckland warehouse Heading into 2017, and with our supply channels again running smoothly, it’s time for an addition to the Dongwha NZ offer. With that comes the introduction of a selection of 5 colours … collectively known as the TrueTones collection. “We have quite deliberately selected colours of a more subdued nature … colours that are easily used in any of the market sectors. Be it kitchens, wardrobes, office furniture or fit outs there’s a TrueTones colour that will suit. We have also brought in a new finish, Pearl, especially for the colour range” says Jeff.

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Dongwha NZ intend to carry stock of each of the 5 TrueTones colours (Crème, Putty, Tan, Grey & Black), in 12, 16, 18 & 25mm thickness’s, in their Auckland warehouse so lead times should be as good as their Dongwha Whiteboard (normally next day delivery). For larger contract quantities it would be worthwhile ringing and discussing options with one of the Auckland team. Their current practice of selling direct to the trade will continue. Additionally, and as has been the case with Dongwha Whiteboard, they will also utilise the following regional distributors to enhance the uptake … Scooters Plywood & Joinery Supplies (Whangerei), Stefano Orlati (Auckland), Onboard Ltd (Hamilton), Hardware & Handles (Taupo) and Tumu ITM (Hawke Bay). Dongwha NZ has been successfully manufacturing MDF in Southland for over 10 years now, with the export of raw MDF being the predominant focus. TrueTones is another step in

establishing Dongwha NZ as a significant manufacturer and supplier of MDF based board product into the NZ market. “The introduction of TrueTones gives Dongwha NZ another opportunity to support the industry with fairly priced, good quality, New Zealand manufactured melamine board product. All supported by an enthusiastic and established team who are more than happy to take your call.” says Jeff

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Faster, more accurate and more efficient in terms of labour and material use, CNC machinery dominates the factory floor of both large and small panel and timber processing businesses. Over the next 10 pages we visit several companies who have recently purchased both entry level and more advanced CNC machinery to gain an insight into their decision making process and assess how well the transition has gone.

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Quentin Evans in his Wigram workshop - his new AscentPro means he is incharge of his workload.

revolutionise your production Nine years ago Quentin and Raewyn Evans took over the Christchurch franchise of Wardrobe Systems, and six years later took the company independent under the name of ‘Christchurch Wardrobes’. Going independent meant Quentin had to make new arrangements to get his board cut, and for a period he used a local joiner for contract cutting. But soon things changed. “I called into the Jacks showroom to sort out some extraction stuff, and I left knowing I needed a CNC!” says Quentin. It wasn’t long before he took delivery of his first CNC machine – an AscentPro E3. Based in Wigram in Christchurch, Christchurch Wardrobes has several building companies as clients, and carries out a lot of repeat clients – especially given how many people have moved around since the Canterbury earthquakes. In addition to wardrobes they make study nooks,

overhead cupboards, bookshelves and some aluminium & bi-fold doors. The company’s point of difference is a quality service using locally made board in an entirely customisable product range, complete with local service and support. Raewyen and Quentin have an effective team technique. Raewyn visits the customer and measures up, then uses PRO100 Design software to draw up a to-scale illustration for the customer. Once the order is confirmed Quentin takes the PRO100 file, edits it as necessary and then processes it through Aspan and to the E3 CNC in the workshop. It’s a big step from a small table saw to a CNC set up – complete with a Brandt 1120C edgebander as well. The AscentPro E3 features a 9.5kW spindle, 8-slot rotary tool change magazine and 5 + 4 station drilling head, and is well proven in workshops around the country.“With the E3 we are in control of our workload. As good as our local supplier

was, he had his own production to think about. Urgent jobs or small fix-ups are always more complicated when you’re reliant on someone else. They’re more expensive too. Moving production in-house made sense. It’s helpful to have production in-house when a builder rings to confirm a job you quoted six months ago – and he always wants it urgently.” “Having the E3 has given us the flexibility to work faster and smarter” says Quentin. “Moving to CNC production has certainly been a steep learning curve, especially given we were only using a saw for small fix ups before this. Small things like the frequency of skimming or how well really small parts are held down on the sheet are things you learn with experience. But we’ve got the hang of it now. And compared to our old way of cutting we are really enjoying the benefit of a smooth accurate cut with no chipping out. The parts are all square. The holes are in the right place. It’s revolutionised our production.”

The E3 CNC has also given Quentin the confidence to take on another member of staff, rather than rely on part-timers. “It’s hard to get good, consistent part-time help” he says. “But with the E3 we now have enough work that we’ve committed to a full-time worker. This adds stability to our production, and he can also go out and help our installer when required.” Quentin is clearly proud of the products they sell and the quality of their production, and the company is busy, despite an increase in local competition and a slow-down in the residential construction industry. With a strong reputation and quality-driven, flexible and fast in-house production, the team at Christchurch Wardrobes have every reason to be proud – and excited about their future.

For more info on the AscentPro visit

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The Biesse Rover B 5-axis at Tauranga Laminates generated extra capacity and extra ability for the benchtop manufacturer.

5-axis adds capacity & dimension Tauranga Laminates purchased a Biesse Rover B 5-axis machining centre two years ago to increase capacity in the face of an expanding workload. Since then it has taken care of managing the company’s growth and has also enabled Tauranga Laminates to extend their work activity into new areas where only the 5th axis can reach. Tauranga Laminates manufacture benchtops and provide surface solutions across a range of surfaces and situations. By 2014 they had been experiencing solid growth for around 5 years and needing extra capacity to keep pace with this they began looking for a new CNC. “We were currently running a Biesse nesting set up which had worked well (and continues to do so), so there were advantages in purchasing another Biesse in terms of staff familiarity with the machine and ease of servicing,” says Company Director, Rowan O’Brien. “We viewed the Biesse Rover B 5-axis operating at AWISA in Brisbane in 2014 and were impressed with its performance and features. It looked an ideal machine to give us the extra capacity we required as well as adding to the type of work we could offer, it was also on offer at a price that bettered some of it European counterparts, so we put in an order. “The machine arrived a couple of months later, commissioning and install were uneventful and we were up and running in two weeks with very few issues.

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“We use the Rover B for standard production work as well as all our finishing work across a range of materials, surfaces and detailing. It is lot more accurate than the previous nesting machine, with the pod and rail set up giving greater precision and accuracy. The automatic cup positioning feature is great and saves a lot of time and a lot of potential errors. You can also run a decent sized saw blade for angle cutting which is pretty necessary for us. “The software package, bSolid is excellent and was a big part of our decision to buy. It is very intuitive, you can see what you are doing and make on-screen changes very easily, and a simulation of the machining process lets you know if there is an obstruction in the path. A lot safer and less possibility of damaging the machine. “We are still not using the Rover B to its fullest capacity but are expanding into it. It gives us diversity in what we can offer and we have gained some contract work which we would not have got previously. It gives us a point of difference, there are a lot of CNCs around but not too many 5 axis machines.

Automatic cup positioning saves time and errors.

“It is a great addition to our factory, we can achieve things outside the box, if people want something a little different or have tricky angle work, we can accommodate them, pretty much with ease. 

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moving forward new technology updates business Kitchen and cabinet making firm Superior Kitchens have gone forward in leaps and bounds in the past year since new owner Kerry Hazleman took over. The firm is well known for its quality and service having been around some twenty eight years. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Kerry about the changes he has made since he took over. “The business has a sound background with a good customer base but it needed to be streamlined and updated to make it more effective and efficient. I had in fact worked in the business under previous management for some twenty years so I knew how it worked.” says Kerry. “Some of the equipment was simply too old and needed replacing so we implemented a programme of machine replacement and factory reorganisation.” Kerry had known Mike French from Technical Machinery Services Ltd (TMS) for some twenty years and turned to him for advice. “We had some older Holzher machinery that has been working without issue for over 10 years so when we started to upgrade a new Holzher machine was a easy discision” The new CNC nesting machine, the Dynestic 7515 from Holzher, arrived in October 2016. This machine offered good performance with speed, ease of use and accuracy. “I liked this machine from the start, it was fully operational with no glitches. Mike installed it in two days, gave training to our dedicated operator and popped back every couple of days at the beginning to check all was in order. It has been a treat ever since. It is the perfect machine for modern nested manufacturing.”

Recent purchases at Superior Kitchens, a Holzher Auriga 1308 XL edgebander (above) and Holzher Dynestic 7515 CNC (below) have modernised the companiy’s manufacturing process.

Key features include a tool changer (Y axis mounted) for a quick operation, manual operator interface for remote machine control. Two vacuum pumps a 250 m2/h and a 190 m2/h using the new vacuum optimisation system (senses vacuum levels and applies second pump when nessesary). The footprint for this machine is practical with machine lengths up to 6405mm in the X direction it has full load and offload automation including Holzher lifting table and automatic belt feed sorting table. The business also has a new Auriga 1308 XL edgebander from Holzher with Glu Jet technology also from TMS Ltd “Being a nested based operation we also faced the challenge of updating and rewriting our existing cabinetmaking library.” Using the Aspan software they have now completed this task. They have also started the process of reorganising the physical layout of the factory to be more efficient. “We haven’t finished the process yet or completed our machinery replacement programme but we are already a far better manufacturing operation.” says Kerry.

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Superior Kitchens make a wide range of product including kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, laundry units, media and bar units, kitchenettes and a wide variety of built in cabinetry. They even provide garage design. With a full team including two kitchen designers and a general manager in Gavin Caddy, Superior Kitchens provides a full service. “We have grown from some 16 staff a year ago to 26 staff today with forward orders for some six months ahead” says Gavin. “We produce the complete product and have steadily grown our

client base. 90% of our business comes from word of mouth.” Kerry indicates the modernisation process is continuing with more machinery this year. “All of which will makes us even more efficient and responsive to our client’s needs.”

For more information contact Kerry or Gavin at Superior Kitchens Ph. 09 274 8900 or visit their website at www.

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The workpiece is transported by the vacuum suction pads attached to the portal over the feed conveyor [1] into the machine [2] and moved to the discharge table conveyor by the discharge pushers [3].

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Installed just a few months ago, Homag’s Weeke Vantech 480 B has already brought real value to the business. It’s a reliable machine, easy to operate and simply delivers Raymond Wiki.

Vantech 480 B increased production flow RMW Joinery aspire to become well known for their attention to detail and punctuality when completing jobs. The Sydney-based company caters for specific niche joinery requirements that are more difficult to achieve for standard joiners. “Our work is of the highest quality and there is no job which is unachievable,” says owner Raymond Wiki. To meet his expectations he saw the need to invest in new machinery. With the WeekeVantech 480 B from Homag, RMW Joinery purchased a state of art CNC nesting machine which is perfectly suitable as an entry level CNC machine and ideal for small workshops such as RMW. Cutting down assembly times and therefore, labour costs are essential to increase productivity. “It’s hard to find good workers these days and we got too busy so we had to compensate the workload by getting new machinery in,” says Raymond. WeekeVantech 480 B: reliable performance Having chosen theWeeke CNC was a nobrainer decision as Raymond says: “Any good joinery I know owns a Homag machine. That speaks for itself. I don’t muck around.” Installed just a few months ago, the Vantech480 has already brought real value to the business. “It’s a reliable machine, easy to operate and simply delivers,” Raymond says. “Also the training we’ve received on the machine was very informative.”

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The Vantech 480 B perfectly suits as an entry level CNC machine and therefore, is ideal for small workshops such as RMW Joinery.

The basic machine of Homag’sVantech edition comes in heavy steel gantry for high precision of cut quality which can’t be matched with lightweight aluminium gantries. Fast and accurate drilling is guaranteed by a patented drilling spindle clamping, and all sensitive electronics are housed in a separate control tower with filtered air conditioning to ensure long life. Additionally, a full start up tooling kit is included, which comes with drills and diamond tooling. To ensure the best possible extraction, focused extraction and additional air jets under the hood are crucial highlights of the Vantech series. TheVantech is also available in different sizes; it can be ordered as a stand-alone centre or with additional auto loading/unloading and automatic label printing.

The entry-level nester is just the right fit for RMW Joinery who moved into new premises in Peakhurst just two years ago. They now manufacture on a 300 square metres factory located in Sydney’s Inner West and service all surrounding suburbs. They work on architectural projects, commercial and retail installs as well as high end house fit-outs. Raymond has set himself a clear goal: “I want to grow the business and belong to the top end of medium sized companies in Sydney.” Together with the new WeekeVantech and the one year old Brandt Ambition 1220C edgebander, these targets seem to be realistic. RMW Joinery has increased productivity and production flow. “The two machines are both great. The more research I did, the more I was sure that there’s only one machine supplier you should go with if you are looking for quality and reliability.” 

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SCM Morbidelli Uniflex HP

drilling on six faces of the panel The Uniflex HP from Morbidelli is a machining centre built to satisfy all the operations of drilling, routing, cutting and hardware insertion, bringing the high efficiency of a through-feed boring machine to the flexibility of a working centre to provide maximum performance. We spoke to SCM NZ agent Machines R Us about the Uniflex and sought comment from a recent purchaser. Thanks to its versatility and the different displacement systems of the workpieces with automatic loading and unloading devices the Uniflex HP can work integrated in line or as a stand-alone machine. It is simple and practical to use, with dedicated and powerful software for increased optimization of the machining phases. The CNC drilling centre, with fixed work table, upper pressers and mobile panel guarantees the perfect positioning of the work piece. It is dedicated to drilling on 5 sides of the panel with an upper and lower saw-blade cutting along the “X” axis. Equipped with an independent double clamp and able to work simultaneously on two overlapped panels, it measures the total panel thickness automatically adjusting the clamping devices to suit. Operating group The Uniflex HP possess upper and lower drilling heads, with new technology RO.AX (Rotoaxial spindle technology) zero axial and radial backlash. They are produced in a single aluminium alloy fusion for high drilling accuracy (+/- 0.1 mm), with up to 134 independent spindles (96 vertical and 48 horizontal). A maximum rotation speed 6,000 rpm, managed by inverter. It's possible to integrate upper and lower electrospindles, hinges heads and dowel inserting devices. Optimisation & reduction in cycle times The panel hold-down grippers with X independent movement allow drilling and routing operations in positions inside the gripper area, optimizing the re-clamping of

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Uniflex has upper and lower units to allow simultaneous work on the opposite faces and is equipped with RO.AX technology that ensures perfect boring at axes speeds up to 120 met/min

Compac Furniture purchased their Uniflex HP from Machines R Us to increase their drilling capacity and have found the quality and performance to be excellent.

the workpiece, reducing the cycle times and allowing processing on all 6 faces of the panel.

Fast & Accurate

Maximum accuracy The 3 pneumatic pressure devices are equipped with support rollers which guarantee the perfect reference of the panel on the work table next to the area of X and Y horizontal boring, assuring the accuracy of the Z quote.

“We are using the Uniflex for drilling and machining laminated panels. The main purpose of installing this machine was to increase our drilling capacity and reduce our reliability on an older CNC.

Optionals • drilling on 6 sides of panel • upper and lower saw-blade cutting along “X” and “Y” axes • vertical routing on the upper and lower surface of the panel • automatic piece measurement along “X” axis • automatic piece measurement along “Y” axis

We selected the Morbidelli because of the different features it offered that would compliment some of the weaknesses our other CNC’s had. The most important being it’s higher capacity for end drilling. The machine is fast and accurate and has certainly delivered the extra capacity we needed.” 

Ken Simpkin Compac Furniture Dargarville l 09 820 9486

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Scott Wilkins (right) with foreman Murray Carling, and their new Weinig Cube.

time saving big plus with cube Classical Doors are on a similar trajectory to Tauranga in general: up. With areas such as Papamoa growing fast, house prices rising quickly and those who are not moving houses investing in renovations, so business is booming for the Classical Doors team. The company already has a strong list of clients and plenty of repeat business. A smart new website, introduced and overseen by Managing Director Scott Wilkins, has increased their profile, and the number of enquiries. Combine this profile with a reputation for excellence and Tauranga’s busy construction market and you can see why Classical Doors are so busy. Doors make up around 70% of their output – with the remainder being windows, and their reputation brings this work in from across New Zealand. Three years ago there were two staff in the workshop, whereas today there are seven, and Foreman Murray Carling is looking for more.

“We like to train our own staff” says Murray. “All the workshop staff are qualified joiners or boat-builders, and we take on apprentices as we can. Some of the jobs we get – particularly where we have to match or replicate historical doors – require a high level of skill and detail, so craftsmanship is crucial. We do a lot of training in-house, and bringing apprentices through is a key part of developing the skills in the business.”

Handling time has dropped massively. Before the Cube, preparing a house-lot of doors used to take well over a day, but now we can turn a job like that around in just under an hour, and with an excellent finish.” With many of the jobs at Classical Doors using high-value timber – French oak was in use in the workshop at the time of visiting – getting an excellent finish while minimising waste is an important factor.

As well as investing in new staff, Classical Doors have also been investing in improving the efficiency of their workshop processes. The latest addition to the workshop is a Weinig 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° rightangled, dimensionally accurate, straight workpieces in a single pass.

Wi t h a t o u c h s c r e e n t o s e t dimensions, laser guidance on the infeed table to show what the finished size will be, the Weinig Cube is simple, efficient, and fast. “It’s also idiot-proof” says Murray. “Safety sensors warn about oversized workpieces. Blade changes are simple. And it’s easy to maintain too – the user manual guides you through the regular maintenance required – which I do around once a month.”

“The arguments for time savings were pretty convincing” says Murray, “and entirely true.

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Styles of door come and go, so keeping up with trends is part of the planning at Classical Doors. “Barn doors are the style of the moment” says Scott, “and we’re

making a lot of them.” Murray and the workshop team also need to keep up with changing hardware technologies, which are often integral to a new door style. Classical Door’s investment in the Weinig Cube has proved a success, with the machine quickly contributing to the workshop’s efficiency. So it’s no surprise that soon the Weinig won’t be the latest machine on the floor. As part of their continued growth, Classical Doors will soon be expanding their workshop space into an adjacent building to accommodate their latest purchase – one of the Felder Group’s flagship pod and rail CNC machines: a Format-4 H200. With its speed, flexibility and precision, the H200 takes door production to a whole new level of production – a level that the team at Classical Doors are certainly ready for.


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Amorini – sourcing quality product Amorini NZ is associated to a greater global Amorini family with operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong, and has established itself as a supplier of premium quality components to the building industry. The Amorini Group has been sourcing quality products for more than twenty years, and bringing them to market at fair and affordable price points. Duropal Worktop Features: • Duropal worktops are 39mm thick • Duropal worktops are resistant to reasonable heat • Duropal worktops are resistant to stains from everyday use • Duropal worktops have a complete Moisture Vapour Seal to the underside of top

DUROPAL PYROEX SPLASHBACKS To c o m p l e t e t h e D u r o p a l product offering, is the Pyroex Splashbacks. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are a 4mm thick, fire retardant and available in four modern colours.

The most attractive feature of Infinity is the seamless joining, which make the worktop appear as if it has been created from a single piece. Waterfall ends can give a modern continuous design and under-mount sinks are easily integrated, creating a seamless continuous look and feel. Two new colours available now.

INFINITY 100% ACRYLIC WORKTOPS Amorini have added two exciting new colours to the range increasing the options to 14 to choose from. Infinity Worktops:

DUROPAL WORKTOPS Adding to the already popular Duropal Quadra Worktop, Amorini has added the Duropal Streamline Worktop. Quadra worktops have a 3mm tight formed radius edge profile and are now available in 14 décors. Streamline worktops have a 2mm PVC laser front square edge profile with two décor options to choose from.

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Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are tough, resistant to heat and moisture, as well as to wear, impact and scratching, making for a long lasting, easy to clean surface. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks offer quick and easy installation in large sheet sizes of up to 2800mm by 2070mm that can be installed the same day as your cabinetry.

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2mm PVC front laser edge, gives that “solid surface” look, without the price tag. Ŷ Heat Resistant Ŷ Stain Resistant Ŷ Two Working Day Despatch Ŷ Wear Resistant Ŷ Vapour Barrier Statuario Venato HS

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Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are a 4mm fire-retardant solid compact material, available in four colours. Compact is resistant to wear, impact, making it long lasting and easy to clean. This flexible splashback doesn’t require special tooling and is easy to install.

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Infinity worktops are 100% acrylic, solid surface benchtops Infinity worktops are easy to maintain and re-polish Scratches are easily polished away Infinity worktops are nonporous and have seamless joins, unlike granite, marble reconstituted stone or laminates Exceptional hygiene standards makes them ideal for domestic and commercial applications

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

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

















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The not-so-secret ingredient to any great kitchen... No matter the skill level, all great meals need to be prepared on a great surface. And surfaces don’t come much greater than a Steelfort Stainless Steel Bench. Recognised in the industry for their durability and attractiveness, our benches are elegant, stain-resistant and built to last – whether you’re pumping out 500+ dishes a night or whipping up a meal for one. We offer an enormous breadth of styles, widths, textures and configurations, meaning homeowners and commercial designers effectively have free range over the surface that best suits them. Whatever the layout of your kitchen, our range can easily accommodate most demands.

Essentially, the driving principle for every product we manufacture is flexibility. We’re committed to customisation and capability; if it doesn’t make sense with your set-up, we keep working with you until it does. So whether you’re whisking, rolling, dicing, plating, crusting, stuffing, kneading, chopping or otherwise, you can rest assured you’re working on the sleekest, sturdiest foundation available. For the bedrock of your kitchen, or any other stainless steel products you’re interested in, chat with our Steelfort designers about your next project.

The options don’t end there. We offer numerous custom features, including upstands, ‘anti-spill’ edges, hob cut-outs, insert bowls, ice wells, scrap chutes and more, all to make sure that your bench is equipped for any challenge you want to place on it.


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software Cabinet Vision • CAD+T • Microvellum • 2020design Imos • 3dkitchen • 3D Master • Quantum Software pages 30 - 39

With CNC machinery comes the software to drive it, for some the machine may come with standard software that will be sufficient for their needs, but most will need to look to additional packages to integrate their design, production and administrative needs and facilitate a smooth and competitive business. We approached several users and suppliers seeking reasons to buy and benefits that accrue from some of the leading software brands.

Turn your projects into a live 3D interactive experience, on the spot! Fast and easy, just import your job from Cabinet Vision into Spaces, and see your designs come to life. You can also see what other materials will look like instantly with the click of a button.

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Space’s available by subscription, 3 month or 1 year plans. Get in touch today to see how Cabinet Vision and Spaces can work for your business.

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50%* increase of factory productivity

Individual meets Innovative With innovative new features in Release 2017 and virtual reality that is accessible for everyone, CAD+T is the perfect solution for the furniture industry. Faster performance, easy handling and an improved user interface help the users to streamline their planning processes, while the new virtual reality plugin makes customer presentations an unforgettable experience. In Release 2017, both the AutoCAD basis and the CAD+T modules have been improved. PDF import, better graphics card support and faster 3D mode make working in the programme even more user-friendly. Easy material changes, slope cabinets and new cabinet interiors extend the range of planning options, while new block commands and a completely relaunched CAM Interface improve construction and production. Built on AutoCAD®, the CAD+T add-on gives you the possibility of drawing the parts directly in 3D even though you can still work on 2D. Individualisation is the key word here – from standard-range cabinets to highly customised furniture pieces and shop fitouts, the CAD+T software covers all areas of interior design. In the drawing, information about materials, finishes, edges, profiles, hardware, etc. can be saved. So the drawing consists of more than only lines and text – it actually understands what you are drawing. Based on the drawing, you can proceed in the design process and create sophisticated renderings and visualisations to enhance your presentations for your customers.

30%* reduction of labour costs

In the construction drawings, you get plan views, elevations and sections automatically and define joints, hardware and construction details – even for bespoke furniture and nonstandard designs. Again, customisation is the key to success: Any part of your design can be changed easily at any point of the process, even if the element is highly complex. The program then automatically adapts all data connected to the drawing, such as part lists and CNC data. This is fostered even more in CAD+T Release 2017: Faster performance and new, useful tools such as automatic price calculation during drawing, new hardware setup and an improved user interface allow you to streamline your planning and production processes even more. To enhance your planning and presentation, CAD+T implemented a virtual reality module which allows your customers to see the design in 3D through special glasses. This gives your customer the impression that he was standing right inside his future home as you have designedit. But what are your benefits? Besides a significant reduction of errors and mistakes due to the use of only one programme, your main benefit is the overall increase of productivity. Save up to 30% of labour costs and up to 10% of material costs and increase your productivity by up to 60%. More than 3000 customers all over the world bear witness to the productivity gained with the CAD+T solutions. 

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Microvellum flexibility suits work range Marton Lee on Aucklands North Shore manufacture kitchens, cabinets and furniture. The variety of their work meant that when looking for a software program for design and to run their latest CNC they were interested in flexibility. Two years later they have found their choice of Microvellum was a good one with comprehensive design ability, seamless connections to production and an excellent nesting package. Prior to buying Microvellum the company had purchased a Biesse Skill CNC which they initially operated via the machines onboard software while they choose software with the flexibility to more easily cover the range of work they are doing.

materials can be easily adapted, so you are really continually expanding your horizon and the limits of what you can do with this software. It also links well with Autocad and other software so you can easily incorporate outside design files into your work if required.”

In making that choice Marton Lee co-owner Glen Williamson looked at the more popular options that had an established record in New Zealand. He looked at what would suit their design and manufacturing requirements across a varying range of work and he looked for a company that could provide comprehensive service and backup as it was required.

While not requiring a great deal of support, service from Microvellum has been good. “Although we have really only needed support occasionally, say when introducing a new upgrade. Tim is very supportive and will respond to a phone call very quickly. Their online team in New Zealand, Australia and the US has also been very good, they come back to you very quickly regarding any query,” says Josh.

“I came up with Microvellum. The program can be very much personalised to your own requirements and can be altered as these change. It has a well established presence in New Zealand with a support system which includes face to face, local phone and Teamviewer support as well as an international online support site, all of which have proved to be readily available as required.”

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Josh Pancho finds Microvellum limitless in its application and use.

“The setup went very well,” says Josh Pancho who runs the company’s software. “Firstly we needed to customise the library to our requirements and manufacturing methods. We set up the basic precepts for this with Tim Veale from Microvellum and since then I have been adding to the library and developing it as required for the different work we do. I find the beauty of Microvellum is that it is limitless in its applications. Changing trends in fashion and design, changing methods in production and

“We find the programme very good right throughout our business,” says Glen. “Our sales staff use it as a visual aid and can quickly mock up a design to assist a client enquiry and if the job goes ahead Josh picks it up, completes it, and readies it for production. It all works well, simple and seamless.” 

... efficiencies not hard with Microvellum Neil Taylor Cabinetmaker operates out of Warkworth just north of Auckland, mostly manufacturing kitchens and vanities for the Auckland and north market. Until recently these were produced using a panel saw, but a move to a CNC operation last year changed that and necessitated a rethink of software needs. With the subsequent purchase of Microvellum, Neil completed a screen to machine design and manufacturing process which he is finding greatly improves production efficiencies and is very user friendly. personalised our package before he arrived so that all our methods and hardware were set as default from the start.

Neil purchased a Biesse Klever CNC router at AWISA last year initially using its onboard software to become familar with the machine and the nesting process. However, it wasn’t long before Neil realised he wasn’t utilising the machine as fully as he could and needed to look at software specific for his type of work. “I had been using another software program for design and initially contemplated extending that into my manufacturing requirements. However about that time Tim Veale from Microvellum gave me a demonstration of what Microvellum could do. As soon as we saw it, it was a no brainer - it was awesome. Tim quoted me a one up cost which covered everything, something which has held true even when we have discovered we needed to do ‘something new’ . “At first I found the extent of the software confusing but with a little training quickly found it quite simple to navigate and use. Tim is very easy to deal with and to understand. He was here for 3-4 days to set up and conduct training which went very well. Since then we have had

Neil Taylor has found Microvellum automatically introduced efficienceis into his business.

the ocassional ten minutes on the phone. That and online assitance using Teamviewer have easily explained and sorted any problems or queries I have had. Tim records the Teamviewer sessions and sends them to me for later referral and to ontrain our staff. “Central to it ease of use is the library set up which is designed for simplicity. We needed a couple of variation to accomodate the way we do stuff and Tim had covered these and

“The quote and design process has become a lot easier and quicker with any alterations or changes automatically calculated throughout, if a client changes from a paint to a melamine finish - it’s not a problem. We also order panel and hardware straight from these workings very easy in the same way. “Board optimisation with Microvellum suprised me and has substantially reduced panel cost. The first job we ran through it saved us 4-5 sheets on what I had estimated to be about a 25 sheet job. “Microvellum has literally sped up everything we do in this business, apart from installation no doubt they are working on that too.” 

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CAD/CAM for 5-axis

The standard 3D Master software that is used on the Pro Master 7225 5 Axes CNC machine, has been developed especially for machining wood and plastic. It is flexible, easy to use and offers high performance. It doesn’t matter in fact if you are machining using 3, 4 or 5 axes. It can create even curly 2D and 3D components simply and easily. Importantly, it can import all standard CAD formats available in the market and includes a post processor and interface for a tool database (MT Manager).This software can automatically adapt components for a minimum size from raw material and generate cutting paths from surfaces of 3D models. A real bonus is the photo realistic 3D graphics from which vectorization generating NC programmes are easily achieved.

You can calculate the cost and time to do the job while allowing for 5 axis simultaneous cutting with milling cutters and saw blades. 3D Simulation & Collision Control An important optional module available with this software. This allows for a 3D mock up of your Holzher machine which checks there are no possibilities of collision in using different tooling. The software is ideal for nesting manufacture as it can be adjusted to your needs. Two other modules include automatic CAM which allows you to automate processes using external data and Import BTL which allows for manual processing. 3D Master for 5 axis machining is the luxury class for CNC machining. It has a range of machining functions from interpolation and processing for

cutting jobs to pocket and contour cycles and 5 axes projections - the latest in software from Holzher to make machining an easier task. For more information contact Mike French at Technical Machinery Services Ltd on 021 353 632 or

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Quantum gives a business edge When Brendon Munro and Mark Harrison set up their new joinery firm, B & M Joinery, in October 2016, they knew if they wanted to succeed, they needed to invest in the right software. Brendon first used Quantum when he was a lead hand at a large joinery firm, and was impressed with it. “Having used the software before, I was pretty sure it was what we wanted,” he said.

Central Otago to do so. One of the challenges of the business is finding skilled labour, and Brendon says this was a factor in choosing Vectorworks Quantum.

Setting up a new business is costly, but Brendon and Mark decided that if they were spending money, they should spend a bit more and get the best. “We decided to invest in what the software could do for us and it is far more user friendly too. With Quantum we are already getting a return on that investment.” said Brendon.

“We needed to be able to produce our designs in such a way that it minimised assembly times and labour costs. With this system, the speed on the bench is amazing - it is like putting Lego together! It means we don’t need as many employees, and can hire less skilled people,” said Brendon.

Based in Cromwell, B & M Joinery specialises in mortise and tenon construction kitchen joinery, one of only a few companies in


Mark and Brendon are impressed with the features of the Vectorworks Quantum software and what they bring to their business. “The ability to convert drawings to production plans, the custom part tools, the flexibilty to easily create any shape you want and output straight to the machines – these are just fantastic tools,” said Mark. He continues to explain that the EnRoute software, supplied as an integral part of the Quantum solution, does more than just nesting. “We use it for machining signage, and logos. It translates everything. It deciphers all the plans and even tells the machine what tools to use. The speed that this adds to production is a real asset, and the opportunities that it offers our customers are endless.” Megabits, who install and supply Quantum, advocates the importance of proper training and implementation as part of the package they offer.

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Brendon agreed that taking the training seriously was a crucial element of getting the most out of Quantum. “We actually started training six weeks before we got the CNC so we were up and running the day after installation. The training was intense, and it was a lot to take on while also trying to get the doors open on the business, but we are definitely better for it. Of course, we could only get to a certain point without the machine, but that meant once we were installed we were already a step ahead.” Brendon and Mark describe themselves as tough customers, as they wanted advanced training, “I think we surprised Megabits a bit with our level of skill and interest. While you don’t need to be skilled to use the system, we wanted very advanced training and to learn how to write programmes ourselves,” he said. They have made big demands on the system and wanted to push the software as much as they could.


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We needed to be able to produce our designs in such a way that it minimised assembly times and labour costs. “ I expected a lot. It took a good effort to set the software up to my specifications, but Brendan Balemi really rose to the challenge and I couldn’t be happier. I have put Quantum through its paces and it has delivered. It does everything I have asked of it.” In addition to the training, Brendan Balemi, from Megabits, has provided Brendon with an incredible level of support. “Brendan was really helpful. At one stage, I was having some problems with a hardware related limitation on the system, and he spent all weekend working on editing the software post to work around it. Brendan provided really hands on support. His background in the joinery industry really adds to that, as he understands all the terminology and what you are trying to achieve. And he understands the pressure of being on the shop floor,” said Brendon.

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Drawer connections pages 42 - 55

Smooth silent movement, maximised access, function specific storage - drawer systems define the modern home. We talk to two local designers about what they look for in functional hardware in the home and asked our leading suppliers for their latest innovations incorporating eďŹƒciences and design in the kitchen, wardrobe and laundry.


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.

Membership Application forms are available on our website or contact the Executive Officer, Corinne Moore, for further information. Phone (06) 844 9954, email

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Natalie Du Bois talks Blum What is it about Blum product that makes it so successful? JOINERS Magazine spoke to multiple award winning kitchen and bathroom designer Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design who has an in depth experience with Blum about why she has used so much of their product.

Du Bois Design Natalie Du Bois qualified as an interior designer in Cape Town, South Africa where she worked until moving to London and then to New Zealand where she set up Du Bois Design in 2007.

“I use a wide variety of different manufacturers but there are several reasons why I prefer to use Blum product.” Natalie explains, “The first that springs to mind are the people at Blum. I have found them to be very approachable and knowledgeable about their product. This is important to me as much as it is to my clients. I have also been lucky enough to have toured the Blum factory in Austria which is very impressive and came back to New Zealand with a wealth of knowledge regarding their products and the quality of their fittings. This knowledge is important when you are dealing with the top end of the market as I do – I need to know what I specify is good. Added to this is the flexibility of the range of hardware Blum have including the colours and finishes available - you have a pretty complete offer when it comes to design options.” Natalie points out that clients these days are better educated than in the past. “They know about soft close drawer systems and this feature has become the minimum requirement in drawer hardware. Electronic systems are where the market is now in terms of innovation such as the Blum Servo Drive system.” Like many designers Natalie deals with just a handful of cabinetmakers on a regular basis. “They get to understand how you work as a designer, your quality and detailing expectations on a regular basis. The cabinetmaker and designer relationship is

She had already come to prominence back in 2000 w h e n s h e w o n Yo u n g Designer for Kitchens in the UK. Since then she has added some twenty design awards here in New Zealand principally through the NKBA Awards, NZ House & Garden and Trends Media. Her latest awards include the 2016 NKBA Colour Excellence Design Award and Designer Bathroom of the Year in the 2016 Trends International Design Awards. She was also a judge for the 2016 NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year. Her work has also featured on the cover of many international magazines.

very important as this ensures the smooth running process of delivering the right end product to the client.

for entertaining and of course cooking. Being into cooking has helped me better understand how the kitchen operates.”

I specify all the materials and products in my design projects, as I need to make sure the quality is brought through into every aspect of the finished project. If a cabinetmaker constructs the cabinetry with a product I didn’t specify they would not be getting a true Du Bois Design interior.”

What about cupboards and the issue of storage? “Well I tend not to do cupboards below bench level, only drawers. They provide for more storage space and easier access to all things stored. Most are simply soft close although rubbish bins are usually fitted with electronic like Blum’s Servo Drive for ease of operation. Where I do include above bench storage I tend to use Servo Drive for ease of access.”

South African born Natalie started out as a trainee chef and that love of cooking has never left her. Has it influenced her thinking when designing kitchens? “I think so. The modern kitchen, often in an open plan, is there

As an international award winner, she has been keen on promoting NZ kitchen and bathroom design and served as a volunteer committee member of the NKBA for some five years. Her current specialty is kitchen and bathroom design in the high end residential market but also gets involved in full interior design of her client’s homes.

For more information contact Natalie at Du Bois Design on 021 608 236, Natalie@duboisdesign. or visit www.houzz.

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we found that our customers are looking for easy assembly, quick adjustability, reliable performance, consistency and a builtin damping system.

quality & aesthetic Tekform drawer system

Stefano Orlati services the kitchen manufacturing, cabinet making, shopfitting and architectural markets with an extensive range of Cabinet Handles and handle-free profiles, LED lighting, Drawers, Hinges, functional hardware and storage solutions. In-house engineering facilities in Europe and local product development and purchasing teams, ensure that the product mix suits customers’ needs. Tekform Drawer family After surveying the market about what stresses our customers the most with the current range of double wall drawers available in New Zealand, we found that our customers are looking for easy assembly, quick adjustability, reliable performance, consistency and a builtin damping system. The market is demanding quality and aesthetics at a reasonable price point. However, with so many options flooding the market place, it’s difficult sometimes to understand the differences between products. Tekform drawers offer a simple portfolio of features and benefits designed to meet the needs of the New Zealand furniture manufacturing, cabinet making and kitchen industries. And two finish options to meet the needs of the consumer.

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The Tekform drawer has been quality tested (80,000 cycles) and certified by European specialised institutions FIRA Level H and CATAS.

Stefano Orlati has launched a family of double wall drawers characterized by a simple installation procedure and consistent performance throughout its life – we call this “Confident Close”.

And finally, the discreet, clean appearance is designed to enhance the overall user experience. We’re so confident that the Tekform drawer will meet your needs, we offer each customer a Lifetime Guarantee.

The quick release system and EasyFix front panel connectors require only one hand and a quarter turn of the screwdriver. Repeated assembly and disassembly is also possible. The vertical and horizontal adjustment on the front panel is intuitive and allows optimal alignment, increased functionality and efficient performance. The drawer has +/- 1mm tolerance on bottom width and a +/- 2mm height adjustment. The Titus damper, which is integrated into all Tekform Drawers, adds value by providing a reliable and consistent soft closing - quickly and quietly.

Interested in trialling the Tekform drawer for your next project? Your Stefano Orlati account manager can assist you in choosing the right solution to improve the competitiveness of your business – with quick assembly, innovative cutting-edge solutions, cost-effective product options, industry leading customer service and next day delivery, it’s easy to see how you can differentiate your business from your competitors by choosing to partner with Stefano Orlati.

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Stefano Orlati is a proud member of the Titus Group of companies, combining the Titus Plus innovation, technical expertise and reliability with established design and service. Our carefully selected product range encompasses Designer Cabinet Handles, LED Lighting and General Hardware. It’s our aim to exceed expectations by providing all our valued customers with unparalleled service and supply. Find out more: or

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Kitchen Architecture Toni Roberts CKDNZ BArch is an independent kitchen designer helping homeowners create perfectly organised and effortlessly beautiful living spaces. Director of Kitchen Architecture, she and her team are delivering architecturally sympathetic, innovative designs for New Zealand homes.

Häfele - part of the design Like Häfele, Toni Roberts believes that the perfect home is about more than just good looks. It also must work. It’s about creating a space that combines style with function, tailormade to suit the lifestyle of its owners.

stable and glide beautifully. The infinitely adjustable division systems are, as a client commented this month, “magical” in how they can almost double the potential storage capacity of even a single drawer. Items can be easily seen and reached making food preparation even more stress-free.

As one of Kitchen Architecture’s valued suppliers, Hafele’s drive for innovation, stylish design, flexible and future-proof product ranges, offers Toni’s designs numerous options for impacting her client’s optimum living enjoyment. She comments “What I specify directly reflects on my professional reputation with clients, hence my association with suppliers for whom excellence in service and quality is important”.

Blanco Silgranit sinks – a composite granite surface that is smooth, durable, consistent and easy to clean; the water and therefore food scraps flow effortlessly into the waste. Several different size combinations and configurations, offer great design flexibility. With their luxurious look, Silgranit sinks compliment many kitchens from contemporary to traditional.

Here are a just a few smart products Kitchen Architecture often utilise from the Häfele range: Kesseböhmer Convoy – is a premium pullout pantry that fits into a compact space and provides large capacity and flexible storage. The shelves are mounted on a vertical bar and are infinitely adjustable to suit every possible storage solution. The sleek glass edge shelf design enabling you to see packet labels all the way to the top high shelf; styling-wise the Convoy is contemporary and visually appealing. Grass Nova Pro & Scala – These runners enable maximum storage value out of a stack of drawers; you can feel their quality - always

Exciter Sound System – This invisible amplifier/sound box operated via Bluetooth is a revolutionary addition to Häfele’s collection. For kitchens, living furniture or custom bedheads, it is far more discreet than another fly-spot-attracting interruption to the ceiling. Clients so far absolutely love it and it’s the first “show-off” item demonstrated. Not only is it good value, it is easy to install, simple to operate and produces surprisingly high quality sound amplification for its size.

Toni has an intuitive and pragmatic understanding of how spaces work for the people who use them and loves to shape the design to enhance connectedness. And with her 25 years of design and coordination expertise, projects run to plan and mistakes are rare.This, combined with her architectural background and friendly communication style, helps clients discover their very own unique new kitchen within a stress-free process. “Before even delving into specific kitchen operation questions,” Toni explains, “I often begin by looking at how the home functions within its environment, how the spaces connect for good flow, where sun, views and light are and key architectural elements present for design continuity.” With an in-depth know-how about materials, their qualities and an eye for detail, Toni’s designs are crafted to endure - both in durability and style. She often studies and analyses new hardware configurations, keen to discover ‘a better way’ and to give the end-user the most sophisticated and efficient use of the available space. As one client reflected, “The result of Toni’s creativity is a unique space that not only looks stunning but is a joy to create in and compliments its surroundings beautifully.” Kitchen Architecture: for intelligent space planning and beautifully balanced form.

“I only recommend a product if it’s pretty clever and well-engineered … Oh, and it has to look the part too. Häfele consistently deliver in all aspects” Toni adds.  Toni Roberts CKDNZ BArch Kitchen Architecture Ltd

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At the cutting edge New Zealand made Purecoat® by Melteca® panels offer a contemporary look for cabinetry with a striking mirror gloss surface. To view the full range, visit the Melteca website.

A CNC router will provide a clean cut on the gloss surface, but it is important to consult your tooling supplier to ensure correct blades and safe operating speeds are used for the best results.

With both PVC and laser 1mm edgetape available for all decors, you can achieve a virtually seamless edge finish.

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For optimum results, a clear film is applied and can be removed after installation to protect the surface during storage, cutting and handling. J002647

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turn heads and corners In February Laminex® Solid Surface introduced the Stratum collection. Inspired by the layering of strata rock formations, the veining and fluid patterns of the Stratum range exude sophistication and elegance. “The new Stratum collection speaks to the current trend of Personal Sanctuary” says Teresa Walsh, Marketing Development Manager, Laminex New Zealand. “Of seeking refuge and comfort in today’s busy and chaotic world. This trend sees the increased prevalence of organic materials and natural patterns in interior surfaces with a colour palette of serene neutrals creating a feeling of gentle luxury in contrast to urban overcrowding and haste.” A thermoformable acrylic, Laminex Solid Surface can be moulded to realise inventive designs with seamless joins. Several translucent options enables Laminex Solid Surface to be engraved and backlit, allowing for the creation of even more unique and inspirational interiors. This unique flexibility makes it the ideal material for residential and commercial, horizontal and vertical applications such as benchtops, countertops, reception desks and commercial bars. An environmentally preferable product choice, Laminex Solid Surface has NSF accreditation for use in healthcare facilities and food preparation areas as well as American Greenguard Gold certificate ensuring safe and clean indoor air quality. Furthermore, Laminex Solid Surface holds Declare Red List Free status which means that it can be used in the Living Building Challenge, and provides peace of mind to both the design community and consumers to ensure that they are using the best possible materials in their construction. “Laminex New Zealand is proud of taking environmental concerns seriously. Laminex Solid Surface is the only material of this type with the Declare Red List Free status so you can be certain that you are designing with the very best environmentally preferable product.” says Walsh. Its non-porous nature means Laminex Solid Surface has superior stain and bacteria resistance and the seamless joins make the surface easy to clean and very hygienic with high fade resistance providing colour stability over the lifetime of the surface. Laminex Solid Surface is repairable and renewable, meaning surfaces can be restored to their original condition. Backed by a ten year limited warranty that covers both the product and the fabrication, Laminex Solid Surface is also supported by Laminex New Zealand’s knowledgeable technical team. The addition of the Stratum range brings the total offer to 19 colours, providing an option for any palette in both commercial and residential interiors. For more information visit

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The Stratum collection covers all bases of a neutral palette. The fresh softly veined Clara, the soft, wavy grey of Sedimentary, deep grey of Slate Grey, warm brown of Moreno and the deep brown with copper accents of Ebony Timber.

On the cutting edge: Drawer system InnoTech Atira The InnoTech Atira drawer system impresses the moment you set eyes on it, with clean, sharp lines, attractive colour options and with diverse side elements it will ďŹ t seamlessly into the home. The system offers a huge variety of storage and organisation options, including cutlery and utensil trays, pot and pan dividers, internal drawers for pantries and pull out systems for waste, recycling and laundries. InnoTech Atira even has under sink drawer options, perfect for bathroom vanities or for underneath kitchen sinks. For more information contact the Hettich team today. 0800 HETTICH JOINERS Magazine March 2017 page 49


silent & strong Harn RitmaTM I-Channel runner design with nests of roller bearings is a mature technology, proven for its strength in helping to avoid sag when drawers are fully extended. It makes for smoother and quieter sliding on a fully laden drawer

The Harn Ritma™ Drawer Kit Range Four drawer kit options in classic white are available from 270mm deep to 550mm deep Standard ‘S’ Drawer features also apply to MS, HSS and HS models Standard ‘S’ Drawer • soft close • roller bearing concealed runners • steel sides with a height of 96.5mm • 35kg load capacity • Flexible 2-D front adjustment • Sylent integrated cushioning system • Integrated lateral stabiliser • Expansion, Knock In & Screw On fixings Railed ‘MS’ Drawer • Railing set to sit at 157mm Railed ‘HSS’ Drawer • Railing set to sit at 229 mm High Side‘HS’ Drawer • Side extension panels • Railing set to sit at 229mm The benefits of a fresh start Harn Ritma Cube is not merely a tweak to an existing technology. With Ritma, Harn started afresh with a complete redesign. For Ritma, they have made a heavy investment in new, fully automated machinery with minimal tolerances, thus ensuring manufacturing quality and consistency.

New automated fabrication has led to straighter, smoother finishing and an even stronger channel.

What’s Next for Harn Ritma™ Cube? Access Group are pleased to announce that 60kg capacity runner options will be added to the range and available from May 2017. Also coming in 2017 will be 115mm high side panels and inner drawer kits, for those projects where you are installing drawers behind doors. Square gallery rails, for a contemporary look, are also underway and will be available later this year.

Why Consider Harn Ritma™ Cube? Simple and fast assembly makes Harn an ideal option for kitchen and cabinetmakers, it has been designed to keep cutting and drilling compatible with well-known industry brands, making it quick and easy to switch or add Ritma to you current offering. Individual components such as divider panels and connectors, brackets, railings and panels are also available to allow for customising.

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Brio 612 Retractable Pleated Insect Screen With the capability to span 4.5m with a single screen, the Brio 612 Retractable Insect Screen is one of the largest single action screen products of its type in the world, with two meeting screens providing cover for an opening 9m wide x 3.2m high. The frame and pull bar extrusions are available in black, silver and white with custom colours available. Performance The patented Brio 612 Retractable Insect Screen has undergone rigorous testing and exceeded 150,000 cycles, but for additional peace of mind the product is covered with a 5 year warranty (conditions apply). High strength, braided tensioning cords run horizontally, preventing the pleated mesh from sagging or blowing out in windy conditions, and the system is tested to withstand gusts of up to 30km/h. The tensioning cords run over multiple precision bearings to ensure the high quality polyester mesh slides smoothly, and with a low operating force. The use of precision bearings signiďŹ cantly increase the screen’s life. The mesh is designed to pop out of its channel in windy conditions to prevent damage, and can be easily placed back inside. Many systems oer a at mesh which is prone to sagging and requires an unsightly canister to house the screen mesh. The vertical handle bar can also be adjusted.

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Applications The Brio 612 Retractable Insect Screen is independent of the window or door system, and is compatible with bi-folds, sliding doors and french doors, as well as most window types. This freedom allows the screen to be used in a multitude of applications. The system can be fully integrated into windows and doors discreetly during manufacture, or alternatively it can be ďŹ tted to existing openings with our retro-ďŹ t frame kit. RetroďŹ t Screening The standard screen kit has been adapted to allow for the frame to be wall mounted, with the extrusions easily dressed by timber architraves. For more information email, or call 0800 477 869


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office, wardrobes, laundries and bathrooms

drawer systems in the modern home There is a growing trend in New Zealand to extend the functionality of the kitchen throughout the rest of the home; soft-closing units and Clever Storage shouldn’t just be a luxury, it is now a prerequisite of any renovation or new build. Laundries, wardrobes and bathroom units are all now being included in the design and functional hardware is a large part of the specification.

New Zealand from Hideaway and Hailo. Available in 450mm and 600mm widths, the Hailo laundry hamper pull-out comes with two coloured baskets mounted in a strong metal frame supported on Grass Soft-close runners with a weight capacity of 70kg.

This is where Häfele comes in with quality innovative smart storage solutions for every area of the home, not just the kitchen.

Also available are two revolutionary products from our exclusive partner and New Zealand Company, Hideaway. The large 60 litre basket is smoothly accessed on soft-closing heavy duty runners and can be mounted either inside a frame or the unique base-mounted version. Easier access and the ability to retrofit in existing cabinetry mean this solution can be used virtually anywhere.

Laundries We are proud to offer the most functional and innovative laundry hamper pull-out’s available in

Wardrobes LOOX lighting from Häfele is now the leading cabinet light range available; 12V, 24V and

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350ma mean no matter what the scenario, there will be a solution for your wardrobe. With the largest range of sensors to choose from you can mount these behind sliding doors, drawers and hinged cupboards – and being only 12mm in diameter means you can hardly see it! These sensors cover motion, light and dimmable allowing the user to choose how their wardrobe is lit. Specifically for wardrobes though is hanging rail which has the ability to mount an LED strip light inside the rail giving the wardrobe a modern and sleek interior look. Bathroom Storage in the bathroom has gone beyond just a couple of hinged doors underneath the sink; drawers and pull-out units are now regularly being seen. The Dispensa Junior 3 with the new YouBoxx accessory system is the perfect solution for optimising the

storage facilities in the bathroom. The Dispensa Junior 3 is available from 300mm to 600mm cabinet widths so will suit any design; the addition of the YouBoxx accessory system gives a classy look for bathroom storage. The plastic inserts are easy to remove and clean and can even be put in the dishwasher.

For more information on the Dispensa Junior and YouBoxx, LOOX lights and laundry hampers, please contact your Häfele representative or visit

Big Bins for Small Spaces Hideaway Bins maximising space The humble kitchen bin is one of the most well-used products in any kitchen, with many people now viewing the integrated bin as an essential kitchen appliance. Whether designing for a large family kitchen or a smaller apartment kitchen, the trick to selecting the right bin is about ensuring it’s not just functional, but also that it maximises precious space and is ergonomic to use. Higher density living is on the rise with more people living in townhouses and apartments. Living in more compact spaces, homeowners want to maximise the use of the space they have. Even in larger homes, storage space in is precious, with designers looking to maximise every last millimetre of cabinet space.


Hideaway Bins have recently revamped their Hideaway Compact range of bins which are speciďŹ cally designed to give the biggest bin for the smallest space. “We’ve designed our range specifically for New Zealand cabinetryâ€? says Hideaway Bins General Manager, Jamie Bertelsen. New Zealand cabinetry is unique in its dimensions compared to standard European cabinets. Our cabinets are generally deeper, around 550 to 600mm deep, so European-designed kitchen bins, which are typically around 480mm deep, aren’t the ideal solution for maximising space in New Zealand kitchens. “By using the full depth of the cabinet, we are able to make our bin systems narrower, with many options in the Hideaway Compact range ďŹ tting 300mm or 350mm wide cabinetsâ€?, Bertelsen says.

“This oers a signiďŹ cant space saving over many European bin systems, which is critical when designing for smaller spaces.â€? The other important factor to consider is ergonomics. The ideal position to locate your bin is at bench height, so that waste can be easily removed from the bench and into the bin. In settings such as retirement villages or apartments owned by older people, consumers want solutions that limit bending or reaching below sink spaces or into cupboards. The upgraded Hideaway Compact range is being speciďŹ ed in these settings because it is designed to be top-mounted under the bench, and pulls out easily towards the user. The bin system is on soft-close ball bearing runners providing a smooth, light movement. These runners also over extend, so that the bin has plenty of clearance

beyond the bench top when it is fully open. This means that the rear buckets can be removed and emptied, without the fuss of having to remove the front bucket, which is essential for twin bin systems. Hideaway Bins is at the forefront of bin design, manufacturing storage solutions in New Zealand, designed for New Zealand homes.

If you’re in need of an ergonomic, space saving waste system, get in touch with Hideaway Bins to discuss the options. Visit them at www.

HIDEAWAYŽ COMPACT BIN RANGE Now upgraded with the smooth closing action of soft close runners, the Hideaway Compact bin range packs a lot of features into a small space: SOFT CLOSE RUNNERS that fully over extend to allow the rear bucket to be removed easily even when the bin is installed directly beneath the benchtop. Compatible with electronic PUSH TO OPEN devices, providing you with smooth, soft closing action and handleless push to open functionality! DOOR PITCH OR TILT ADJUSTMENT now added in addition to vertical and horizontal adjustment. Available from our National Distributor Partner: Häfele and Regional 'LVWULEXWRUV &DUWHUV ,70 ,PSH\¡V Rose City Wood Panels and Scooters. / 09 426 7456

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PSP Luxe SuperMatt is a moisture resistant MDF panel that possesses a unique Zenit technology, which gives it a superior matt finish that is exceptionaly soft to touch, resistant to fingerprinting and has a high level of abrasion resistance. It is easy to cut, making it the ideal substrate for fabricating your next kitchen and bathroom project. PSP Luxe also has a high chemical resistance, is easy to clean and maintain giving your clients that reassurance and peace of mind for many years. Available in solid colours or in a Metal Deco range, giving you the flexibility to turn your interior design into a statement of class and elegance. For samples email or for more information visit or call 0800 786 883. | 0800 786 883 Auckland | Hamilton Wellington | Christchurch JOINERS Magazine March 2017 page 54

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Autolink Hamilton attributes its ongoing growth to its size and expertise.

experience the journey with us Autolink Hamilton look to grow the wood finishings market “It is all about the right product at the right price provided with the best service,” says Aaron Tutty, Industrial Coatings Manager for Autolink Hamilton. Recently appointed Platinum distributor for the PPG range of paint products serving the Waikato region, Autolink Hamilton is part of the Autolink Group of Companies. Established back in 1984, Autolink has steadily expanded to include operations all round the mid northern region as well as Auckland. It is their size and the fact that they are the biggest distributor of PPG product that gives them their PPG platinum status. Their size and indepth experience in the automotive coatings market means they bring real expertise to the wood coatings sector. “We are well known in the automotive market and this is the first time for us in the wood sector here in Hamilton and is accordingly a new challange for us: developing

the wood paint and stains market in the mid northern region.” says Aaron. The company is well placed with five reps on the road and another nine office staff and warehouse personnel in Hamilton. The Group also has operations based in Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne and New Plymouth. Aaron’s role is to develop and grow the wood coatings market amongst the joinery, cabinetmaking, furniture and French polishing trades. “We represent a large international paint and stains company in PPG. They have ably supported all their distributors with their Merlin paint system which offers an excellent weight based colour matching service to our clientele.” comments Aaron. “All our staff are trained in the PPG system. Myself and one other are involved in the all important colour matching process which takes in all paint types using the Merlin software and spectrometer technology utilising a paint mixing room kitted out with a PPG supplied paint rack system. The Autolink Group also provides

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technical advice along with onsite demonstrations and customer training. Our aim is to meet all our customer’s needs. Behind all this of course stands the ultimate technical support from PPG itself.” Its a speedy process too with PPG able to provide a 24 hour turnround for paint supply. Another plus has been the NGR 190 colour stain range. “With the range and the sample kit we can quickly and easily offer our customers a wide range to choose from” says Aaron. “This is complimented by the huge colour matching library PPG has developed since introducing the Merlin system some years ago.”

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The new Integrato range of sinks from Burns & Ferrall are designed to become part of the bench, creating a continuous plane from bench to sink to accessories. Each model comes complete with the glass sink cover/chopping board, stainless steel colander and stainless steel dish rack. The colander and dish rack sit upon a ledge just below the flange allowing them to be neatly stored beneath the glass cover. The glass cover along with the bamboo chopping board and stainless steel draining tray sit flush with the flange. The engineering excellence of this range goes to the next level in the double bowls which boast a 3mm knife edge bridge. This feature minimises splashing from water hitting the bridge and also enables maximum sink volume within the cabinet beneath the sink.

Now available from Burns & Ferrall. ph: 0800 697 465 or email:

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New designer colours added to Prime Melamine range With the addition of 13 new colours to the range, Prime Melamine panels offer an unbeatable range of contemporary looks and finishes for your interior projects.

From coordinating panels in sophisticated neutrals or popular Resene hues through to the raw, industrial-inspired Honed Collection, Prime Melamine offers a modern designer finish for interiors.

Prime Melamine is a tough pre-finished, low-pressure laminate panel, available in a variety of different substrates. The highly durable melamine surface withstands wear and tear from daily use.

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Suzie Rees, Executive Officer NKBA



installation standards Has the kitchen, bathroom and joinery industry ever been busier?! It is incredible that 2 months of 2017 has evaporated – it’ll be Easter before we know it. Reports from around the country indicate that business hasn’t slowed down from last year with there being no lull starting back in the New Year. It’s great for business and morale but it is in such times that it is easy to rush work with the pressure we face, and this is indicative in the number of contacts the NKBA office has received from consumers for potential disputes, not all NKBA members customers. With the increase of imported and flat pack kitchens, centralised manufacturing and overcommitted manufacturers the key word is certainly installation. A kitchen, bathroom or other joinery project can be designed and manufactured to an excellent standard however if the installation job is lacking then the whole project can be let down. Many of you will have your own “in house” installer where training is completed internally however there are also many contract installers. NKBA has few specific installation members. Upon inquiry, I find that there is no qualification specifically targeted to this crucial area. With the comments from both industry need for a good standard of installation and the consumer calls advising of the problems in this area, it may be time for our industry to target this area. NKBA supports our members but we are also mindful of the whole industry we represent. Where there are consistent issues it indicates that there is a need for support around installations. In the event of a dispute NKBA supports members, and initial communications are to seek a resolution. On the whole we are so impressed with attempts to remedy situations and ensure that the customer is left satisfied with the outcome. Take your time with designing, quoting, manufacturing and installing. A stitch in time ... hindsight is ever useful. In line with a busy start to the year, the NKBA Executive have approved that the 2017 Conference will be held in Sydney on 10 and 11 August 2017. This decision was made after surveying members and building an exciting program packed full of experiences that will inform and delight, in conjunction with sponsors consultation. With many of our sponsors having innovative spaces and showrooms in Alexandria we will be spending time in this creative hub while basing conference at the beautiful Coogee Beach. Sydney offers something unique and desirable for our members in 2017 – with Indesign 2017 being held in Sydney on 11 and 12 August. This provides delegates the opportunity to stay on after conference has finished to be further inspired. 2018 will bring us back to NZ shores however the buzz of Sydney is absolutely providing one NKBA conference that should not be missed.

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Quality and safety in Hobbiton With his background in customised kitchens, wardrobes and interior fittings, German-trained cabinetmaker Paul Drebing (22) is now applying his skills to a different area of manufacturing: building traditional wooden furniture and props in a variety of scales, customised cabinetmaking, shop interiors and counterfabrication. You name it, and Paul’s got the skills to create, replicate or repair it – crucial skills when you’re running the joinery shop for one of NZ’s premiere tourist attractions: Hobbiton, the movie set in ‘the Shire’ known from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies, located in rural Matamata. Hobbiton’s wide variety of joinery requires Paul to be constantly creative – both with his skills and with materials – but also constantly vigilant regarding safety. A constantly changing workload means ever-changing hazards. His Felder K540S panel saw gives him the flexibility to deal safely with the wide variety of different species of timber he uses, and his ever-changing workload. “I’m regularly using Macrocarpa, Ash, Blackwood and Matai” explains Paul. “But I’m just as likely to be cutting up a few sheets of melamine. So it’s good to have a machine like this that is solid, accurate and simple to use, no matter what material I’m working with.” Paul is well aware of safety issues in his workshop, and a quick glance around shows he is clearly house-proud. The workshop is tidy and ordered – with beautifully made storage units for blades, spindles and tools. “A lot of my training in Germany made it clear the importance of having a safe and well organized work environment, and here at Hobbiton we place a lot of emphasis on

Paul Drebing in front of the new Felder F700 Z spindle moulder at his Hobbiton workshop.

safety, including use of all the right attachments and guarding for each job.” An example of Hobbiton’s focus on safe, quality machinery is the new Felder F700 Z spindle moulder in the workshop. Paul has specified the machine with plenty of features to ensure he can undertake all aspects of his work using best practice and safe operation. This includes table extensions with an easy-to-install kickback guard – essential for introduced or ‘stopped’ milling and grooving – and an X-roll sliding-table to enable tenoning. His F700 Z is also equipped with an interchangeable spindle system allowing for the whole spindle to be lifted out and replaced – saving a huge amount of set-up time while also allowing use of Felder’s highspeed router spindle running at up to 15000 rpm. He also has Felder’s unique combination of a dial display for height and angle alongside the ‘MULTIfine’ adjustment system on the fence - which allows for simple replication of previous mouldings with pinpoint repeatable accuracy.

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Safety features abound on the F700 Z. A workpiece holder for small or hard-to-guide workpieces – alongside the integrated powerfeed – increase the accuracy and safety when undertaking finer machining. “A manual feed can never achieve a constant feed speed plus pressure on the table and fence when the workpiece is several metres long” says Paul. “Working a few hundred metres of T&G or moulding makes the powerfeed essential.” Also, the integrated nature of Felder’s powerfeed means the E-stops on the spindle moulder stop the powerfeed too – a key element to maximising operator safety on a type of machine renowned for being hazardous. A key safety feature is that the tilting spindle only tilts back – meaning the cutterblock is away from and under the operator’s fingers, and allowing the use of the power feeder, even on very narrow workpieces. Topping off the safety features is the AIGNER ‘integrated’ spindle fence set, which offers continuous workpiece guiding with integrated guiding – and guarding – rails.

“No tools on the spindle moulder should have blades sticking out more than 1.1mm” explains Paul. “This limited cutter projection reduces the risk of kickback.” Just as with many other aspects of Paul’s workshop, this guard offers the maximum level of safety – ensuring he gets to focus on craftsmanship without compromising either the use of the machine, or his own safety. “If I use quality machines correctly, and keep them well maintained, I get quality results” states Paul. And quality results are important at Hobbiton – where the authenticity of the visitor experience is crucial to its popularity – over 1000 visitors a day! And just like Hobbiton, Paul uses craftsmanship and creativity to help recreate one of the world’s most popular stories. Paul’s results, and the Hobbiton workshop’s continued focus on good, safe machines and craftsmanship, are sustaining a reputation to be proud of. 

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Award winning New Zealand furniture manufacturer Danske Mobler have a real reputation for top end, top quality product. This is in no small part attributable to the quality of the finish of all their product. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine went to their factory in Mt Eden, Auckland where recent changes have lifted the bar. The spray finishing section of the factory has five spray booths operated by some seven experienced personnel who finish a wide range of furniture used in every room in the home. I spoke with polisher Nitesh Bhan who has had fifteen years experience with the company. “We have for many years operated a very much traditional spray finishing operation here. Then some two months ago we upgraded some of the spray equipment we use and it has greatly improved the speed and inevitably the quality of our work to an even better level.” Nitesh says. “We still use pressure pots for primer and sealant coats on the wood and MDF we coat but have moved to air assisted airless spray technology from the MX Series spray equipment made by American manufacturer Binks and available through finishing specialists W A Stroud Ltd here in New Zealand.”

How did this change things? “Two obvious ways: better air quality in the factory and a better finish.” comments Nitesh. “We have found there is less bounce back and we need a lower air pressure to get a really good result. It has all made for a faster work flow as well.” The booths operate with both negative and positive air pressure depending on the finish being produced. The airless gun systems being used (three Binks AA85S air assisted airless spraygun systems) cope well in either environment. The work is easier as well with the airgun accessories supplied with the systems. All the spray work involves two pot and they also use stain and lacquer when required. “This new gear has lifted our already high standards to a new level. Having an experienced team to use these new systems makes it all really work well.” Binks finishing equipment has won best pump and finishing product awards both in Europe and the USA. For more information about Binks product contact Joe Bresnahan 0275 727 920 email For more information about Danske Mobler contact Richard Cox on 09 625 0909 or visit their website at www.







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Stone insights

Cleaning engineered stone Some engineered stones have their own tested and approved cleaning products and recommendations, but generally you can also use a quality spray and wipe type cleaner. Some stone surface manufacturers supply one upon installation, but one from the supermarket is fine too. Just be sure the label says ‘for use on stone’ - If the product is not designed to be used on stone it may etch into the surface or leave a film on the surface that can start holding a stain and show up fingerprints. Caesarstone surfaces for example require very little maintenance to keep them looking like new. For everyday routine cleaning of Caesarstone, we recommend wiping the surface with warm soapy water and a clean damp cloth. Note that a used cloth may transfer oils and other contaminants to the Caesarstone surface therefore the cloth should be clean. Be sure to dry the surface after cleaning to ensure airborne dust doesn’t settle on the surface as this can cause the appearance of streaking or staining. Caesarstone has developed their own cream cleaner for removing the occasional stubborn food residue or simple stain. For best results when using Caesarstone Cream Cleanser follow the instructions at right. Knowing the basics on how to care for your benchtop will ensure it’s looking like new for many years to come. We recommend you call your fabricator for advice if more serious stains occur. 

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Quick Tips 1. Wet the bench top and a non-scratch pad. 2. Squeeze a generous amount of the cream cleaner onto the wet bench top. 3. Press and squeeze the non-scratch pad to create a frothy mixture. 4. Using the flat of your hand use the non-scratch pad in a circular motion and clean the entire bench top – avoid rubbing in one spot too long. 5. Wipe off all the excess liquid and rinse with water. 6. Dry surface with a clean towel.

Maxing out in Mosgiel When Wayne and Robyn McFarlane, owners of Mosgiel Kitchens in Dunedin confirmed their purchase of 2 new machines – a new CNC and edgebander for their busy workshop, they knew it was time to replace their multiple portable dust extractors with an integrated system. Top priority for them was the well being of their staff : to improve the dusty environment. In their designer’s own words, the new filter, fan and ducting installation was “Just to 'clear the air' in our shop. We now have this hulking great new Dust extractor. It really 'sucks' and is easily 6 x larger than our last unit.” Operating the Mastercraft Licence for the Otago region, the business has well and truly earned its reputation as one of Otago’s leading kitchen design and manufacturing specialists, with a total of 11 staff. Matt Darnbrough, Southern Sales Manager for NZ Duct+Flex specified a 4 bay bag emptying modular filter to future proof the expanding company’s extraction needs with a 22kW fan, both from Danish based JKF. For efficiency and to save energy, the fan was fitted with a VSD to allow the operating speed to vary according to the number of machines being used and the extraction in the new duct runs required. As all the components including the LIPLOCK® modular ducting system come from the same European supplier, compatibility and performance of the whole installation is assured. NZ Duct+Flex are proud of the fact that they have never had the need to re-visit a joinery customer to change a filter sock or deal with a blockage. Whilst modular baghouses are one of the older filter methods, they are very cost effective for high air volumes and heavy dust loads. The site for the new filter outside proved to be more of a challenge – it would have been easy to specify a smaller unit for the space available however the NZ Duct+Flex


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Maximum extraction in limited space. Owner Wayne McFarlane (left) and foreman Brad Tikey, next to the new 4 bay filter installed by NZ Duct+Flex.

philosophy is for a “low Pressure operation” which involves plenty of filter cloth to deal with the air – saving on future maintenance. To provide this best solution, the 4 bay filter just fitted in the space available and the NZ Duct+Flex install team who are building these filters every week, built the base first just outside the designated area then repositioned it. Having an in-house installation team results in big time savings and an excellent finished job – owner Wayne McFarlane was impressed at how quickly the filter went up and was fully connected to the duct runs. With such a powerful system in place, Mosgiel Kitchen’s neighbours were a little concerned that the new fan might be too noisy, however when they were asked if it was an issue, they didn’t even realise it was running. Acoustic boxes are available for JKF fans if minimal sound detection is imperative. This busy work shop is now operating with cleaner air and will be maintenance free – more time to attend to all the orders. For more information visit Freephone 0508 69 38 28






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Finger Jointing – the facts Tunnicliffe’s supply untreated, chemically treated H3.2 Tanalised® Ecowood™ and thermally modified ThermoWood® 230 finger-jointed Radiata pine components to timber joiners, aluminium joiners, door manufacturers, and pre-hangers. When doing the rounds, it still happens, you can run into joiners who absolutely do not want to have anything to do with fingerjointed timber, sticking with clears. It is not that they are doing anything wrong, working with clears, but we believe that in business it has merit to review the way of doing things, from time to time. The sentiment may come from the early days of finger-jointing, the 1950’s. The industry was dealing with teething problems,which was coinciding with a lucrative building boom in Australia. There was a growing demand for large volumes of mouldings and facia boards hence a lot of new enterprises were starting up, not always putting out quality work. These products also entered the New Zealand market and resulted in some bad experiences. This still festers with some architects and builders today. This article is an effort to overcome misconceptions in the market by having a closer look as to what today’s finger-jointing actually is all about. Finger-jointing has come a long way and the bad old days are well behind us. One argument that pops up in discussions with the antis is that you can see the finger-joints through the painting. As with finger-jointing, paint and coating systems have developed and improved over the years. If you really want to see the finger-joints after a quality paint job you can, but then only if you set out to look for them with your nose almost touching the timber. The benefits of using finger-jointed timber far outweigh the Sherlock’s looking for a joint.

Finger-jointing is a method of end to end or length-joining of timber.

Technical Aspects When finger-jointing, you glue several blocks of timber together length wise. The blocks, or shooks as we call them, are cut from kiln dried boards and are the clear wood components between the defects such as knots.The beauty is that you get a defect free piece of timber with a fixed length. Two butt-ends of timber are difficult to glue together due to the porous end grain. This is why the finger-joint was invented. It not only increases the surface area but also creates a surface of “sidegrain” for the glue to stick to. In general there are two types of finger-joints, a structural joint and an appearance joint. The first is usually of a larger size between 10 to 25mm. The appearance joints are 3 to 4 mm long and often called micro-joints. The joints are machined by cutters in a finger pattern. After the glue has been applied the shooks are pushed together using powerful hydraulic pressure locking the fingers together. The fingers are tapered and work as wedges in such a way that you can say the timber is getting jammed together. The forces here are such that without glue the boards are holding together. This won’t last of course, the glue is fixing and securing the joint. Pin holes are the openings that occur between the “fingertips”

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and “valleys”. You can say the fingers are not fully “closing in”. This closing in is a very critical point in the production process. A finger-joint with a pinhole is a stronger joint since the jamming or side way pressure is fully utilized. As soon at the finger reaches and pushes into the valley this pressure is lost and makes the joint weaker. This is why in structural fingerjointing you most likely find the pinholes. In appearance grade finger-jointing this is undesirable. It is an art performed by the operator to get the fingers only just closing in. There are two directions of fingerjointing; face to face, where you see the fingers on the face of the board and edge to edge, where you see the fingers on the edge of the board. The face to face or ‘vertical joint’ is the stronger of the two. The product coming off the fingerjointer machine is called a ‘blank’, which in fact is a half product needing further processing into its final profile. Joiners often fall back on the blanks to create their own profiles and to match new joinery to the existing during alteration jobs. Markets and Products Finger-jointing can be done for two different reasons, one is to produce a specific product, and the other is one of recovery. Both options are very different and can cause confusion and misconception.

Finger-jointing for the purpose of recovery is joining off-cuts that otherwise go into waste or firewood. We suspect that imported finger-jointed Western Red Cedar is an example. During the grading and optimisation of the timber in large sawmill operations the offcuts are jointed together and sold as a cheaper recovery product. The offcuts are of various grades and from different batches, which can have various densities and moisture contents. A product like this will have its application but cannot be compared with the original timber commodity it is produced from. This is often not helping the image of finger-jointed timber in general. Another phenomenon compromising the image is using finger-jointing to turn a cheap low grade timber into a high grade expensive product aiming for high profit margins. The reality is, as with so many things in life, that this can turn out to be a myth. It will work for a little while but is not designed for the long term. To produce a quality finger-jointed product it is important that the shooks are of consistent high quality. These are more than often not coming from cheap, low grade timber. At Tunnicliffe’s we specifically aim for a high quality fingerjointed product. We learned that you cannot get away with cheap low grade timber. In Radiata pine low grade timber contains a relatively high percentage of core wood. The boards are cut near the centre or pith of the log. The fibre is low in density, unstable, is not taking up treatment and is more difficult to dry and modify. This timber is generally sold for industrial packaging. Boards cut toward the outside of the log are higher in density, more stable, take up treatment and are easy to dry and modify. This timber is of higher value and handled with more care during the sawmilling process. Drying is a very important aspect of conditioning the timber before finger-jointing. It does

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not need a lot of explaining to understand how two shocks with a big difference in moisture content glued together will cause major issues further down the line. Economics Comparing the use of clears or finger-jointed timber in your business is one of economics. A packet of clears may be “cheaper” but converting it into a quality product is not. By far the biggest cost to make a door or window is labour. Packets of clears come mainly in random lengths. It takes considerably more time to execute a cutting list from random clears than it is from fixed length fingerjointed lengths. Clears are never 100% clears, you still need to cut around these, whereas with finger-jointed lengths you seldom do. Optimal use of the timber, minimising waste is also an important cost saving factor, you will have better results with fixed lengths finger-jointed timber than random length clears.

Another thing to consider is stability, long lengths of clears are relatively unstable when compared with finger-jointed. Movement in timber joinery is a known issue that comes with the product. You want to reduce the number of times being called back to fix a problem of jamming doors and windows once they have been installed. Quality finger-jointed timber is no longer a hard sell. It is a ‘no brainer’ for many but there is still a group of architects, builders, painters and joiners that will not see the light. And that is OK. Using clears will always remain as an option to make a good product, that’s a fact. Also a fact is that using quality finger-jointed timber makes perfect economic sense and arguably a better product. Tunnicliffe Timber Company Limited

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pecialists within the construction industry are experiencing a time of great opportunity. Housing shortages, predominantly in and around Auckland and surrounding districts, continue to drive demand for new dwellings. As house prices remain high, homeowners are taking advantage of increased equity and lower interest rates; they're choosing to invest in their current property rather than try to move further up the property ladder. I see many companies within the joinery sector who are prospering as a result of this, breaking all previous records in fact. However, I also see other businesses who, despite enjoying an upsurge in orders, are still not producing satisfactory returns or whose owners are struggling with their work/life balance. Business dilemmas One of the problems of being so busy is that you can be driven by what's going on externally rather steering your own carefully planned course. Even with the 5 Ps (prior planning prevents poor performance) it can be tough to make and keep promises to customers. Especially as the building industry is acknowledged to be in the danger zone (ie: running at 80%+ capacity) and with supply lead-times increasing month by month.

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There's also the predicament of feast or famine felt by smaller businesses in particular. It's tempting to say "yes" to every job that comes through the door, without giving it due consideration. Over commitment can result in broken promises and a poor customer service experience. That's when the stress kicks in. Customer expectations Customers don't care how busy you are. They want high quality regardless, and not just excellent products, but outstanding service too. Companies who consistently deliver both are achieving premium prices and increasing the value of their business.

• The double whammy It's worth noting that a 2014 US study by American Express not only found that more customers talk about their poor service experiences than their positive ones (60% compared to 41%) but that they're also likely to tell more people: an average of 21 compared to 8. So, how do you ensure great outcomes – for your customers and your business? Focus on these 4 key competencies • Identify who are your current "A Class" clients. They should be your priority.

Value them and make sure they feel valued. Loyal customers can refer similar clients to you, and are willing to spend more with you. Be clear on where you are heading – this quarter, this year and for the next 3-5 years. Write this down and refer to it daily. Maybe pin it up somewhere prominent. This will fuel your thoughts, and guide your decisions and actions, keeping you on track. Understand your capacity, and improve your planning processes. Being realistic will help you make promises which you can deliver. Don't let your suppliers and contractors be your undoing. Monitor supply performance from key partners, to ensure your entire supply chain can deliver an exemplary customer experience from start to finish.

Ian Featherstone is a business and leadership coach, and the owner of Glass Half Full. He specialises in the construction industry, particularly the joinery & cabinetry sector. For more informationplease visit www.

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Get to know the new rules about retentions


n 31 March 2017 the new rules under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the “CCA”) about payment retentions will come into force. This will affect joiners if they are doing “construction work” as defined by the CCA. Construction work includes the construction, installation, alteration, repair or restoration of any landbased building or structure. It also includes the installation of fittings,and the prefabrication of customised components of any building or structure, whether carried out on the construction site or elsewhere. In most cases that definition will cover joinery manufacture and/or installation. The main rule simply says “All retention money must be held on trust by party A, as trustee, for the benefit of party B”. Whether this law change will be good news or bad news for you, depends on whether you are party A or party B. If you are withholding retentions from a contractor below you, then you will be party A, and you will have strict obligations to comply with. If you are having retentions withheld from you by a client or head contractor above you, you will be party B, and your money should be a lot safer and should be paid out a lot quicker than it is at the moment. A contract to manufacture and/ or install joinery is a construction contract. But the new rules only apply to commercial construction contracts, not residential. However, don’t be fooled by that. Some residential building contracts will be caught by the new rules, and in the case of joiners, virtually every project you do will be defined as commercial, even if your joinery is destined for a residential home. Here is why. A commercial construction contract means a contract for carrying out construction work in which none of the parties is an individual who is occupying, or intends to occupy, the premises wholly or mainly as a dwellinghouse. So the test is –is the party (or any of the parties) that you have been engaged by, occupying or intending to occupy the premises as a dwellinghouse?

In most residential projects you will not be contracting with the occupant at all – for example where you have been engaged to supply joinery to a franchise or group home building company, or you are a subcontractor to the builder. In those cases, your client is not an individual who is going to live in the premises. And obviously you aren’t either, so any subcontract you enter into will be a commercial construction contract. Even when you contract directly with a homeowner, your client may not necessarily be an individual living or planning to live in the premises. For example, the dwellinghousemay be an investment property, which your client doesn’t intend to live in. Or the propertymay be owned by a company, in which case your joinery contract will not be defined as residential as long as the companyis not a trustee for the occupants. At the time I wrote this (February 2017) the Government was still deciding what the minimum amount of retentions will be (if any) before these new rules apply. Assuming your retentions exceed the minimum amount, these are the rules that will apply to contracts entered into from 31 March 2017: •

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Retention money must be held in the form of cash or other liquid assets that are readily converted into cash. Proper accounting records must be kept, and they must be made available for inspection. Retention money must not be used for anything other than to remedy defects in the performance of party B’s obligations under the contract. Interest on retention money is payable to party B from the date on which it is payable under the contract until the date on which it is paid. Retention money must not be used for the payment of debts owed to any of party A’s creditors (other than party B). The payment of retention money must not be made conditional

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on anything other than the performance of party B’s obligations under the contract. The date on which retention money is payable must not be any later than the date on which party B has performed all of its obligations under the contract to the standard agreed under the contract. Party B must not be required to pay any fees or costs for administering the trust. Neither party can attempt to rely on any provision in the construction contract if the purpose, or one of the purposes, of the provision is to avoid the application of any of the new rules. Party A can invest the trust fundsin the manner permitted by the Trustee Act 1956.

The trust accounting records can be inspected and audited, which means there is at least the potential for some degree of supervision. But these requirements are unlikely to be enforced anywhere nearly as strictly as the rules applying to lawyers’ trust accounts. And these requirements are being imposed, out of the blue, on developers and contractors who were not schooled in trust accounting like lawyers are. Consequently, the temptation to dip into the trust fund to carry the business through some troubled financial times, is likely to prove irresistible for many. After all, the day of reckoning generally won’t arrive until the end of the project. Many contractors will gamble that somehow, they will be able to fulfil their obligation when the time comes. Apart from the above rules, there is considerable flexibility allowed. In particular, retention money held in trust does not need to be paid into a separate trust account, and may be mixed up with other moneys.

the major construction companies. Those majors have already set up their trust accounts, procedures, accounting systems and alternative financing arrangements in anticipation of the new rules coming into effect. It is the small-medium construction contractors who will fall foul of this legislation. Not only will many of them not have the resources or the expertise to comply, but many of them will not have even heard of these rules by the time they come into force. Will that worry them unduly? After all, party A to a construction contract is invariably a limited liability company. If that company becomes insolvent, the fact that some of its assets legally belonged to someone else (in this case the subcontractors who had earned the money) and cannot be touched by the company’s creditors, is of little consequence to the failed company. It is really only the directors who have anything to fear, and if they have worked hard to salvage the company and they have blown the whistle when the company was approaching the point of no return, they should escape being held accountable for breach of directors’ duties. However it is not quite that simple. Section 220 of the Crimes Act 1961 (theft by a person in a special relationship) and section 229 of the same Act (criminal breach of trust) would apply to directors and senior managers of companies who have knowingly and intentionally broken the rules. And the maximum penalty for committing those crimes? Up to seven years’ imprisonment. So I can see some serious attention being paid to these new rules when their true impact starts to become apparent. 

As with most of the reforms in building industry law this century, the new retentions regime proceeds on the mistaken assumption that all contractors are as well-resourced, well-informed and as diligent as

Geoff Hardy has 41 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is a partner in the Auckland firm “Martelli McKegg”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 309 4112, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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West Coast dust extraction success Coastwood Furniture, a leading furniture manufacturer in New Zealand, have installed a new Egmont Air dust extraction system to provide a cleaner, safer and healthier workplace environment. Coastwood believe their staff are their most important asset and this resulted in the decision to use Egmont Air to provide a powerful dust extract system for clean-air working conditions. Mr Laurie Hill comments how effective the new system is “the suction on the new Egmont system is so powerful that despite multiple cnc machines, sanders and other machines working, the factory is remarkably clean and these improved working conditions have helped us to maintain the highest level of quality and productivity” It’s not only inside the factory, Coastwood care about the environment and along with their sustainable sourcing of timbers, the Egmont Air system guarantees clean-air discharge to the atmosphere and compliance with environmental regulations.

Mr Todd Prestidge from Egmont Air comments that “the new modular bag-house complete with automated reverse-pulse filter-cleaning maintains a high level of suction under heavy load and virtually eliminates regular maintenance”. The new extraction system also includes an energy-saving system using Egmont Air’s unique pressure stabilizer system to monitor the live suction pressure and automatically adjust the fan speed to match the quantity of extraction ports open. This system offers a significant saving, in fact, a 50% saving in power consumption is easily achieved with a small reduction in airflow. Egmont Air offer a large range of products and solutions for joinery shops and timber processors anywhere in New Zealand. The Egmont Air dust extraction systems are a popular solution due to their modular design and heavy-duty construction design which focus on balancing high suction performance with energy savings. A free on-site evaluation service of your particular application is available to determine your

exact dust extraction needs. A preliminary scope is defined, documentation of machinery layout, problematic areas and issues are identified as well as future plans. The on-site evaluation covers 11 critical points including airflow and pressure testing where relevant. Egmont Air provide a complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects.

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

AUCKLAND Secretary, Michael Bangs 24 Linwood Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025. Ph 09 846 3364, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact David Heather. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Format Ltd 17 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 914 4560, contact Frank Schlaffmann. Goldfinch Timber Joinery Ltd 20 D & E Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland, Ph 09 277 8803, contact Harvey Whitehead. NZS4211 Affiliated Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. Guyco Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 8 Rewa Rewa Road, Raumanga, Whangarei, Ph 09 470 0653, contact Peter Dainty.

Auckland Joinery (2014) Ltd 2 Taylors Road, Morningside, Auckland, Ph 09 846 0346, contact Ross Webster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Artisan Carpentry Ltd 14b Akepiro Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 09 550 7654, contact Charles de Lapomarede.

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

Blue World Yachting Ltd 6 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry. bmc limited Unit E, 191B Archers Road, Auckland 0629, Ph 027 511 3717, contact Sandra & Bjoern May. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Simon Buckley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken.

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contact Noel Rowse. Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. NZS4211 Affiliated. KBL Serene Joinery Ltd 70 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 443 5679, contact Matthew Senior. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Dynamics Limited 122 Kitchener Road, Waiuku, Auckland, Ph 09 235 0252, contact Colin Drummond. Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry

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

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

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

Mahurangi Joinery Ltd 23a Glenmore Drive, Warkworth, Auckland 0910, Ph 09 425 9849, contacts Joel and Suzannah Hemus. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Counties Joinery 36 Sedgebrook Rd, Patumahoe, RD 1, Pukekohe 2678. Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Andrew Riley or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9247, contact Kieren Mallon. Mitchell’s Joinery Ltd 6A Blanc Road, Silverdale, Auckland, Ph 09 421 9042, contact John Williams, Tracy Lister. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess.

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

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

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

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

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery Ltd 2 Canon Place, Pakuranga, Auckland. Ph 09 576 8858, contact Gary Farquhar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Seaboard Joinery 2016 Ltd 153 Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Michael Kreft. NZS4211 Affiliated. Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Southey and Knight Group Ltd 50 Hooper Ave, Pukekohe, Ph 021 073 6273, Contacts Marc Knight, Ryan Southey. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce. Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd 7 Dakota Drive, Whitianga 3510, Ph 027 288 8713, contact Robert Duxfield. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore. Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker.

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

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

Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email: Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact 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 Cherie van der Poel or Eric Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, contact Ross Curtis. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Hayden Vile. NZS4211 Affiliated. St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin. Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Torrington Stairways 24 Matos Segedin Drive, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 6323, contact Brian Courtney. Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran.

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

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

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

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes.


European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, contact Murray Nattrass. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis.

McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly.

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

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

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

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

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

Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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


Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan.

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


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

Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001,

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

Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated.


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

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

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

Blenheim Building Centre 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3049, contact Wayne Yealands.

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

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

Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ross Becker Joinery 20 Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, Ph 03 434 3336, contact Ross Becker.

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

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

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

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

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

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery.

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.

WAITAKI Secretary, Amy Stichman 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, Ph 03 688 2725, email

Access Group Ltd Allegion (New Zealand) Limited Architectural Hardware Supplies Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd)

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

B & M Joinery Ltd 4 Ree Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 265 2077, contact Brendon Munro or Mark Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Burns & Ferrall

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

Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd

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

Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd

Duncan Joinery Limited 20 King Street, Temuka, South Canterbury, Ph 03 615 7327, contact Craig Duncan.

Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co Ltd 19 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown. Ph 03 441 4944, contact Reuben Bogue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Streamline Kitchens & Joinery Ltd PO Box 13101, Green Island, Dunedin 9052. Ph 0800 755 646, contact Rachael Kirk.

Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, contact Mark Albert. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Herman Pacific

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

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

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

Häfele NZ Ltd

Hettich New Zealand

Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Enko Group Ltd

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

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

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

Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd

EC Credit Control

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

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

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


Daiken New Zealand Limited

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

Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers.

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

Biesse Group New Zealand

Bostik New Zealand

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

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

J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd

Blum NZ Ltd

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



Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Laminex New Zealand

Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd Metro Performance Glass

Mirotone NZ Ltd

Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd

Morgan & Aickin Ltd Nelson Pine Industries Ltd New Zealand Panels Group PSP Limited Resene Paints Ltd Schlegel Pty Ltd Seearco Industrial Abrasives Thermawood Timspec Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd Viridian Glass W & R Jack Ltd Willis Towers Watson

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H& &S with Kathy Compliance

Who’s taking H&S seriously? Just how seriously are people in our industry taking Health and Safety? Judging by the focus it gets here at Jacks then our answer would be “very”. But is this focus reflected across the industry? Short of an industry-wide survey there’s no clear answer, but based on the conversations we hear our customers having, there’s a wide range of opinions. In our experience the larger the business the more conversations about H&S are taking place – no doubt because the larger the consequences of a serious accident. While many small to mid-sized joinery shops are still working on guarding or simple extraction issues (perhaps because of a visit from Worksafe) some of the larger workshops are taking H&S very seriously indeed. As I wrote about in this column last year, Jacks worked through A C C ’s “ Wo r k p l a c e S a f e t y Management Practices” scheme, and we’ve recently been audited again (and I’m proud to report we’ve retained the best rating available). The process was easier the second time round, not least because we’ve improved our procedures around safety. Even still, there’s a lot of paperwork to review and update, as you’d imagine. But would you imagine a similar amount of paperwork being required to get one of our Field Service Engineers access to a joinery shop, so he can repair a machine? Now I’m exaggerating slightly, but only slightly. The amount of box-ticking required to access some of our customers’ sites now is significant, and certainly onerous. Drug

testing – which is also required before entry to some larger sites – is painless in comparison. Documents we’ve been asked to provide to support access for a technician to site include our H&S policy documentation, our training records, even our hazardous substances register. Some of the contractor documentation we get is more than 50 pages long! And needs filling in before we can even turn up to do any work. But what’s revealing is that often this documentation is generic – suggesting it’s been purchased online, or provided by a consultant who probably charged a fortune for it. Sometimes the documentation is not even applicable to the type of work we’re contracted to do – for example building site safety documentation when we’re visiting a joinery shop. W h i l e s o m e o rg a n i s a t i o n s appear to be taking H&S very seriously, this lack of focus on the actual hazards at their business undermines their efforts. When safety simply becomes a boxticking, ass-covering exercise then it ceases to be useful. In such circumstances ticking one box becomes as easy as ticking another – and the hazard assessment for

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a belt sander ends up being as simple as for a spindle moulder. Generic documentation or using a consultant who doesn’t understand our industry might provide piles of paperwork that looks good, but this blanket approach can obscure the real hazards that exist in any workshop. Spindle moulders are dangerous machines, and guarding and training are crucial to safe operation. Dusty and noisy environments are proven to cause significant health issues after prolonged exposure – so good extraction and hearing protection should be standard in any workshop. Fortunately, at many joinery s h o p s a r o u n d t h e c o u n t r y, years of thorough training has re-enforced the importance of operating machinery safely. Most NZ joinery shops treat machinery with the respect it deserves – and have been accident free as a result. Unfortunately, once an accident occurs that accident-free history is little use unless it’s written down. Documentation proving that your workshop takes safety and training seriously is what any investigator will want to see. Hazard assessments, a record of operator training, and evidence of maintenance go a long way to helping prove that what happened was indeed an ‘accident’ – rather than inevitable. But don’t obscure real dangers in your workplace by treating all safety as just paperwork. Yes you need to document the most recent service on your forklift. And yes the saline in your first aid kit shouldn’t have expired. But signed paperwork showing staff training requiring use the riving knife on the panel saw is crucial evidence of your culture of safety. It shows a hazard that has

been identified, thought about and either eliminated or minimised, and that everyone knows what the rules are. Plenty of workshops have warning messages scrawled across onswitches or fixed to machine controllers. These reminders, combined with documented training and appropriate guarding go a lot further towards a safe w orking e nvironm ent t han someone ticking a box on a form you found on the internet … Until next time Kathy from Jacks

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New Zealand construction sector still playing catch-up despite new highs Building consent data released on 9 February 2017 by Statistics New Zealand shows building consents are at their highest level since 2004. However, the industry needs to re-address the way it looks at skills training if it is to meet future demand. To the year ending December 2016, 29,970 new homes gained building consents. This is the highest number since 2004 but still well below the high of 1973 when about 40,000 new homes were consented. Almost all regions showed good growth particularly Manawatu/ Whanganui (49%), Northland (43%), Hawke’s Bay (32%), Nelson (34%) and Otago (29%). Auckland fell just short of the 10,000 mark with 9,930 consents which was a 7% increase on 2015. The only regions to have negative growth were Southland (-1%) and West Coast (-17%). Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation ( B C I TO ) C h i e f E x e c u t i v e Warwick Quinn says he expects this upward trend to continue in 2017. Quinn says this rate of construction is at New Zealand’s long-running normal rate of 6.5 builds per 1,000 people and a response to the record low rate of construction during the global financial crisis (GFC). In 2011 the build rate fell as low as 3.1 builds per 1,000. Quinn says the number of homes that weren’t built during the GFC is double the number that weren’t built during all other recessions combined and New Zealand is still playing catch-up.

“We tend to get a surge in apprentice numbers each year from about March and it will be interesting to see if that continues in 2017,” says Quinn. “Most of our growth comes from those firms that traditionally have apprentices, but in order to get the increase in apprentice numbers that we need, we also need to increase the number of employers who train. In order to do that we need to ensure training programmes align more closely with their business and meet employees expectations”. Warwick Quinn says he expects the upward trend in building consents to continue.

to progress this. At the end of 2016 BCITO got the go ahead to pilot an alternative skills model that is aimed at increasing the number of firms that train and attract more people into the trades. Quinn says there has never been a better time to get into construction with a strong forward work projection and great job security.

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While the turnaround is welcomed, Quinn says 30,000 consents per annum is the new normal based on our population, but that level does not replace the shortfall developed during the GFC. He says New Zealand built about 45,000 fewer homes over the past 10 years compared to the previous ten, yet the population grew by about 480,000. “It is no surprise to anyone that Auckland is the worst affected with about 4-5 years of backlog based on historical build rates. Other regions have significant backlogs as well including Bay of Plenty (3.7 years), Northland (2.7 years) and Tasman/Marlborough (2.5 years),” says Quinn. Quinn says that while BCITO has a record 10,000 apprentices in training more are needed to meet building demand. “While 10,000 apprentices is a new milestone for us it is also our new normal and must be increased if we are to successfully fill the skills gap in construction,” Quinn says.

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