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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2018

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cnc for all options to suit

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State of the art Soft-close Silentia+ allows a perfect and constant closing of the door in any condition, use and application.

FREE Swing Whatever the size of the front, FREESwing has been engineered to maximise the space available for storage and to give free access to all the contents. FREESwing Lifters naturally also feature multi-position STOPP.

More technology in the same places. Silentia+ has identical dimensions and shape as the previous generation, in spite of the new double piston technology and the deceleration switch. These features allow complete interchangeability both inside the cabinet and during the drilling process, and the insertion on the door.

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CNC for all 20 Most machinery companies manufacture a range of machines across a series, designed to fit individual manufacturing requirements. We talk to them and machinery users about getting the right fit.

COVER PHOTO Weinig Conturex in action p.26 photo: courtesy W&R Jacks

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4

Anthony Neustroski looks to the road ahead for the Master Joiners and the role they have to play in the industry.

Laminex NZ Update 12

Jerome Deperrois informs of new products coming out of Laminex New Zealand and the opening of a new branch in Napier.

LED design 39 Simple to install and dramatic in effect, LED lighting has opened up many possibilities to enhance design and functionality, with subtle lighting additions to areas throughout the home.

NKBA viewpoint 82

Suzie Rees announces new education initiatives as the NKBA continues to evolve with the industry.

expanding to airport 56 Fit-out specialists Complete Construction, established in Silverdale in 2003, have grown steadily over the last 15 years. Their latest expansion has seen them open a new facility at Airport Oaks close to Auckland Airport.

H&S 83

Kathy Compliance starts the new year with some advice on getting comfortable (and safe) in the workplace.

Due Process 84

Geoff Hardy recommends the best way to resolve low level disputes is quickly with third party intervention.

Steering a Course 85

Ian Featherstone highlights the importance and provides some guidelines in measuring your business activities and performance.

software supplies 62 There is an ever increasing range of software available to drive your business. We talk to sellers and users looking at what is available and offering a few tips on selection.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 16 BCITO news - 18 Trade Directories - 86 Classifieds - 92

where are they now? 79 Organisers recently caught up with the 2016 John Tiddy Memorial Award winners, including Kiwi David Irvine, and found that winning the award had been milestones in their lives and career development.

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From the President

the road ahead


i everyone, I hope the holidays went well. We certainly had a great summer and I am sure we all now realise the luxury of cooled air on a hot day. The Master Joiners have a membership of over 300 Joinery factories (growing every year), we are a significant part of our industry and are of course the only united voice of Joinery and Cabinetry manufacturing in NZ. In consequence to this growth we are needing to re look at our organisation, how we are structured and where we are headed, this will see much needed changes and will be very positive for the road ahead. It is obvious that the Master Joiners Executive (the current 10 regional presidents, past president and several associated committee members) have been putting a great deal of time and effort into the NZS:4211 tested timber joinery programme over the past many years. This has been necessary for the advancement of exterior timber joinery, especially with regard to being accepted as a serious option for new houses or additions. Architects for their own liability will require any exterior building element they specify to be tested for air and water leakage, which in our case is the NZ Standard of 4211 - Specification for the performance of windows. JMF NZ is growing as a stand-alone business and I have great faith that moving forward under the guidance of Andrew Long (JMF NZ Operations Manager) and the JMF NZ Directors, that less of our time will be needed for this and we can start to look at other areas of the Master Joiners that require new attention or better focus.

Another example is interior joinery such as kitchens, wardrobes, stairs, doors and counters. These are all a large part of our industry and will start getting some more focus where possible. There are some new proposals in the offing for cabinetmaking members that will hopefully be of benefit and may enhance your business. I am sure you will consider them. Conference is in Auckland this year that's exciting, as usual there will be plenty of informative speakers, new products and information available. Also the Master Joiners Awards will be there for the taking make sure you're entered if you've recently completed a spectacular project – your fellow Joiners would like to see the photos and discuss it. The large amounts of work available have certainly continued on from last year and here's hoping it continues for a lot longer. Good luck with your current and future projects. Anthony Neustroski National President Registered Master Joiners

Culture trumps everything


pecialising in high quality exterior and interior timber windows and doors typically for residential new buildings and renovations, McNaughton Windows & Doors Ltd in Auckland has been in business for eighty years. Recently the McNaughton family entrusted their life’s work into the capable hands of Andrew Riley. With a team of forty and many jobs on the go at any one time, Andrew knows that to build a productive team the most important pieces of the puzzle are workplace culture and making sure people are motivated. He says, “For a happy workplace, culture trumps everything. While the goal is more about respect for each other than friendship, the two are not necessarily exclusive of one another.” For Andrew, his team are also his friends. He says, “Empowering the right people within your business means they will work out together what needs doing. We team likeminded people up together. The apprentices gather each Tuesday at 7 am with the Factory Lead and me, and we share their successes. Even more powerfully, they are willing to share their mistakes and identify their own coaching requirements at these sessions. “We’ve identified a group within the business who are our ‘masters’. These people hold regular masters clinics on topics ranging from how to set up, maintain and sharpen a buzzer, through to how to select and optimise timber.” Teamwork goes hand-in-hand with leadership at McNaughtons, and these are the two things management talks about most. Andrew says, “Team members develop with a mix of on-the-job and impromptu coaching where experienced joiners play an active role in coaching, and less experienced joiners value that experience and enjoy learning. Individuals are also challenged to rotate through different departments, depending on what skills they are interested in gaining and what will lead to the best result for our customers. “The right people shape the culture, and when the culture is good, people stay. Naturally, things ebb and flow a bit, and often someone with courage will step up and challenge the leadership team to do things differently. It’s our job to listen and react.” For more stories about legendary bosses like Andrew Riley visit 

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

Sydney Exhibition Centre

EDITOR Michael Goddard

New products hitting the market

PUBLISHER Bob Nordgren


have noticed a swarth of new products coming on the market in recent times. A good sign for the industry and of course for the consumer. We have several of these products in this issue from NZ Panels, Laminex NZ, Parex Industries, Sage Doors, DBNZ Coatings and Brightlight (an insert) to name a few. It is also a good sign for the economy as a whole. I have been especially interested in the product now available in the LED lighting field. We have a good feature on this involving some of the leading suppliers in this field. In the machinery world, for the last few decades, CNC has been at the heart of progress toward production being faster and more efficient while allowing manufacturers to create a greater range of product. CNC is of course intimately involved with the use of software. To have a real Rolls Royce you need a real Rolls Royce motor. The never ending race matching software to machines and their ever evolving uses is alive and well. We have a good look at both the latest in CNC machinery and software with a slant toward the process in selecting the right machine for the job at hand. I note we have some interesting stories on the shopfit scene in this regard. Every now and then I make a plug for the many columns we have in the magazine. They are all really worth reading and I can’t thank our contributors enough: in particular Geoff Hardy (Due Process) and Ian Featherstone . A recent series of columns about the wood industry and related subjects from Daan Olthuis at Tunnicliffes is also worth a good look as well as the material we get from oganisations like BCITO (which now incorporates JITO) and the Master Joiners are very valuable contributions. The educative role the magazine plays cannot be underrated and all the contributors add to this notion. There is plenty going out there at the moment as well. Business appears to be progressing well across the board. It will be interesting to see what is on offer later in the year at AWISA 2018 in Sydney. We have some more coverage of this important show in this issue. The other event of note is of course the Master Joiners Conference being held in Auckland this year. Should be a big one too! Bob Nordgren

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NZ Panels Group extends warranties from 7 to 10 years New Zealand Panels Group is pleased to announce it has extended its product warranties on all melamine, acrylic and laminate panels to 10 years. The change applies to those products supplied under the Bestwood, Prime Panels and Dezignatek brands. Chief Executive Lou Cadman said that the company's new purpose-built site in East Tamaki had led to significant quality improvements over the past year as new plant and processes had been introduced. "This is especially true of our acrylic production which is now made in a state-of-the-art clean room facility, using the latest German technology, and with meticulous attention to quality." He said high confidence in the product quality from New Zealand Panels Group made the decision to extend the warranties an easy one. The new warranties came into effect from 15 February and apply to all melamine, acrylic and laminate products supplied since January 2018.

Support from Joinery IT Joinery It recently announced the employment of two new staff as it looks to expand and improve its service and support to clients for its flagship product Cabinet Vision

Showroom vision If you get an opportunity it is well worth your while popping along to Kitchens on Highbrook. Andy Wood’s vision for KOH is a new take on a kitchen showroom. Partnered with premium brands, they have six stunning kitchens on display which will inspire you for your dream space. With combined 70 years industry experience, priding themselves on creating good quality kitchens & cabinetry, they are passionate about what we do. Kitchens on Highbrook, Unit 14, 13-17 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki. 

Complete Construction open new facility near airport Hi end fitout specialists Complete Construction held a function in late November last year to open a new factory facility at 42 Richard Pearse Drive in Auckland’s Airport Oaks as part of a planned expansion of operations to enable them to meet both local and international demand. Their head office remains in Silverdale. The facility includes a Bargstedt storage system. For more information go to page 56. 

Michael Ingoe Integrator/Installations Mike lives in Tauranga where he ran a sucessful kitchen cabinet company for many years. He has loads of experience using CNC machines and is very passionate about automation in our industry.

Pamela Wrigley Sales & Customer Service Originally from Whangarei but now living in Cambridge, Pamela. has worked in the joinery industry for some years since her first job at Pat Gavins in Northland.


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the biggest AWISA ever The AWISA 2018 exhibition, taking place at Sydney’s brand new multi-level ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, is the biggest AWISA ever. ICC Sydney is a combined convention centre, exhibition centre and theatre complex that covers three city blocks. AWISA 2018 occupies 28,000 square metres of space at the venue. ICC Sydney is built on the site of the previous Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, the venue for AWISA exhibitions from 1992 to 2012. The ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre is of an unusual design, with the exhibition halls being on two levels. AWISA had initially booked all of the lower level halls, the equivalent of the total area used in Melbourne for AWISA 2016, and the only way to expand the show floor plan was to book space on the upper level. Fortunately AWISA is a show that has a natural split along product lines.

Valentine’s Day launch at Parex To help launch their new Italian made Multitap product (a kettle and mixertap in one, part of the insinkerator range) Parex industries in association with the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) held a delightful Italian themed breakfast at their showroom in Henderson, Auckland on Valentine’s Day. Introduced by Parex Marketing Manager Tim Meyer, guests got acquainted with the Multitap product that comes in three contemporary Italian designs known as Lia, Uso and Juno along with other product already distributed by Parex from Schweigen (premium silent rangehoods) and of course Insikerator (waste disposal units). The function sees local distributor Parex Industries strike out with yet another quality range of European made kitchen fitments. The expresso, pizza and bubbles along with the spot prizes went down well guys! For more go to page 36.

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AWISA Wood & Panel Processing, the machinery part of the show, will remain on the lower level. AWISA has booked two halls on the upper level for AWISA-Design. This ensures that there are 'headline' exhibitors on both levels, and for AWISADesign exhibitors there are the added benefits of a quieter and dust-free show, and a show that will be more attractive to the design community.

Sensys & Intermat Hettich has developed a new hinge catalogue to include all concealed hinges (both Sensys and Intermat), as well as specialty hinges and push to open mechanisms for handle less fronts. Hinges by Hettich are an elegant design with fully integrated silent system. The award winning range provides unbeatable solutions for any range of cabinetry or furniture. Innovative and reliable, these untiring performers are top quality with smart mounting and adjustment techniques. The perfect connection between door and carcase at all times with or without soft-closing function. Whether glass, metal, wood or lightweight material the range includes the ideal hinge for every material and almost every application.

AWISA 2018 will be one of the largest trade shows to ever take place in Australia, at a new venue that has all the location advantages of the old venue – close to Sydney’s CBD and to transport links, close to hotels, restaurants, and evening entertainment. Visitors are asked to register. This can be done on-site, but it is preferred that they pre-register through Admission is free. AWISA operates a free shuttle bus service from Sydney airport’s domestic terminals. New Zealand visitors can connect to the AWISA shuttles by taking the airport shuttle from the international terminal to the domestic terminals. Shuttles run every half hour from the Qantas group coach bays to the east of the Qantas terminal, T3. For more information visit

Rakes & Drones Hideaway Bins went to the beach to create images for their latest product launch. They worked with West Auckland artist David Hilliam ( beachtagger/) to produce a large scale mural at Karekare beach. He produced the artwork based on a sketch simply using a rake over the course of 2.5 hours on Waitangi Day. He then captured images and video using a drone. For more go to page 38.


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timber design judges Laminex New Zealand

update An impressive line-up of industry experts have been selected to join the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards judging panel for the 2018 edition. This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber. Tim Melville BArch FNZIA Registered. Architect President-Elect, New Zealand Institute of Architects

Tim began his career in Auckland before venturing overseas and gaining further experience with ORMS Architects in London. On his return to New Zealand Tim was a Senior Architect with Jasmax until 1999 when he founded RTA Studio with Richard Naish. He has been a Principal at Warren and Mahoney since 2012. Tim has been an assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board for over ten years, has served two terms as Auckland Councillor on the New Zealand Institute of Architects National Council, and will assume the role of NZIA President in 2018. David Carradine Ph. D. Structural Engineer President-Elect, New Zealand Timber Design Society

David has worked as an experimental researcher in the field of timber structures for over 15 years. He came to New Zealand in 2008 to work as a Timber Research Engineer with the Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) in Christchurch where he worked with the University of Canterbury team in an effort to develop posttensioned timber buildings for multi-story applications. David has worked at BRANZ for the last 5 and a half years as a structural engineer doing research and conducting testing on a wide range of building products and systems used in conjunction with timber. Andrea Stocchero Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy)

Andrea is part of Scion’s (New Zealand Forestry Research Institute) Built Environment team where he is researching wood design & construction technologies, environmental benefits of using timber in urban developments along with the social and cultural implications of using wood in the design and construction sector. In Italy he worked as a designer, construction project manager and sustainability consultant on several building projects that maximised the use of wood and other bio-based materials to achieve the highest sustainability targets. Stage One Entries open - 1 March Final Judging - 7 August Awards Dinner – 20 September for more go to JOINERS Magazine March 2018 page 12

soft touch, edgetape, Napier branch With a new year comes a lot of change and there seems to be a lot going on at Laminex New Zealand right now. Following on from my last update, a lot has happened towards the end of 2017 and the first couple of months into 2018, with more to come. At the end of February, we opened a new branch in Napier to accommodate a bigger showroom. Our new site at 50 Niven Street, allows us to showcase more of our products, Caesarstone® and Melteca® to name a few. If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop in and say hello to the team and see what we have to offer. Into the market this month, we launched our new ABS edgetape. It’s available in selected Formica and Laminex laminate colours. With great depth of colour, it’s sleek and provides a softer yet durable impact resistant edge, ideal for spaces where increased contact may occur. ABS edgetape is available in over 30 different colours, 53mm width and 1mm thickness, allowing it to blend into the benchtop to create clean uninterrupted lines. These can be supplied as either unglued or pre-glued. If you’d like more details contact your local Laminex NZ sales representative. In April we will be launching Melteca® Acrylic Soft Touch panels that are available in eight solid matte colours. The panels are super smooth to touch, anti-fingerprint with superior durability; it’s perfect for vertical application use in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and commercial applications. The team and I are looking forward to visiting EuroCucina in Milan this April. Now in its 22nd year, the event doesn’t disappoint as the leading trade kitchen fair in the industry showcasing innovative companies and their designs from France, Italy, Germany, Austria and more. All the exhibits at EuroCucina embody contemporary design, technological innovation, next generation performance, energy efficiency and ease of use. Upon our return we’ll be in touch sharing key insights, new colours, materials and trends with you. With the product launches to date and EuroCucina trip, these are only a few of the things to expect from the Laminex NZ team, with plenty more exciting things to come in the year ahead. Jerome Deperrois General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Michael Bangs receives his belt.

black belt tribute Auckland Master Joiners Association, Secretary, Michael Bangs is an active member of the Auckland Seido Karate Club, he is there go to person for any maintenance on any equipment or property as well as being a coach / instructor for their junior members. I was invited by Michael to attend his Black Belt grading, Michael has been learning Karate for 12 years with his goal to become a Black Belt in his sport. I know how hard Michael trained for this and was both humbled and honoured to be able to witness such a display of discipline and endurance, something that not a lot of people who are not involved in this type of sport would ever get the see. I would estimate there were 60 club members present to watch and participate in Michaels grading, he had to welcome every member individually to the day in Japanese followed by being able to show many displays of kicks, punches, moves in the order requested in Japanese by his instructor followed by a routine of live self defence moves with follow Karate members being his attacker. Once Michael had completed this part of his grading he had to get through forty, 90 second consecutive fights against yellow belt, brown belt and black belt members, this took about 1 1/2 hours of what I would describe as pure endurance, these guys gave nothing away. At the end of his grading which took around 4 hours an exhausted Michael Bangs was awarded his Black Belt. Michael along with everybody present on the day was unbelievably proud of his achievements. Good on you Michael and I look forward to witnessing your second Black Belt one day. Cheers Dave Cunningham

First Fish caught by Da from Mattson Joinery.

Fishing day out a real winner The (now) annual day fishing trip for Auckland JMA members and friends held in mid February out of Westhaven in Auckland Harbour attracted about 50 keen fishers who headed for the Rangitoto Channel off Waiheke Island for a day of fishing (along with drinking and eating!). Word has it the two boat loads caught about 180 legal sized fish. That’s not a bad effort! Some of the winners have been announced as we go to press with a few remaining to be announced on 28 February at the next Auckland JMA meeting. Winners (and sponsors in brackets) as of press time from the two boats were: From the Koru boat: First fish caught, Rob Wells (Biesse); Most species caught on the day, Mike from CT Joinery (Thermawood). From the Enterprise boat: First fish

caught, Da from Mattson Joinery (Biesse); Most species caught on the day, Chris from W & R Jack (Glasscorp). Other prizes: Most legal fish caught on the day by a member, Frank from Format Joinery about 20 (CS for Doors); Biggest fish (snapper) caught by a member, Stu from CT Joinery - 520mm (Allegion); the Funniest T Shirt: Michael Bangs (Unique Hardware); and Best photo, Da from Mattson Joinery (Tunnicliffes). We will cover the other winners as they come to hand. Many thanks to all the sponsors for all the prizes and special thanks to Michael Bangs, the Auckland JMA Secretary, for all his hard work organizing the event. Just simply another great day on the water!

IMOS Consultant Laminex New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Seitz to the position of IMOS Consultant. Daniel replaces Stefan Rott who previously held the role; Stefan has returned home to work for 2020 in Germany. Daniel has four years’ experience with the programme, having worked as an IMOS operator in

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his previous role. He will join the team in March. With the knowledge he has obtained as an end-user and a full training programme as part of his induction Daniel, will be of assistance for any IMOS issues that may arise. For IMOS support and sales phone 0800 303 606 or

New Head of Category Management and Trade Sales at Häfele Häfele New Zealand is delighted to announce that Clinton Mearns, formerly Key Account Manager, has been appointed as Head of Category Management and Trade Sales. Clinton has been in the kitchen industry for over 20 years, and with us at Häfele for the past 18 months. During his time with Häfele, Clintons determination and mind for ‘thinking outside the box’ has brought great success to both himself and us as a company. Clintons new role will be integral in the overall strategic direction of Häfele, as well as being central to the success of our sales team and we hope that this change brings added valuable support to your business. Supporting Clinton are the regional sales managers – Upper Northern Regional Sales Manager Mark Bartlem, Lower Northern Regional Sales Manager Anand Dahya and South Island Sales Manager Richard Bradley. Their combined experience and determination has Häfele in a strong position to support our customers for the future. It’s great to see Clinton moving into this important area of our business and we wish him every success. If you wish to get in contact with Clinton please email: or 027 700 1089.

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2017 SICAM reflects sector revival

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BIESSE is evolving from a business dedicated to the production of machines and systems to a company that offers advanced services and assistance to its customers. To improve their performance and productivity their mission is to look to the future, but above all, to anticipate it. To advance their service BIESSE Group first opened a dedicated new-age showroom in Charlotte (USA), then Pesaro (Italy), Dubai (UAE) in November 2017 and now, Sydney Australia. BIESSE will open their fourth ‘Campus’ when the leading supplier of machinery for wood, stone, glass and advanced materials moves to their new, purpose-built 5,000 square metre ‘Oceania’ facility at Wetherill Park (Sydney) in March.

nce more, SICAM the international show for furniture components and accessories did not fail to meet expectations in 2017, with more exhibitors and more visitors compared to the last edition. The leading players of the global furniture industry met up at Pordenone, Italy, confirming the positive trend that is continuing in the sector at international level. Pordenone saw the arrival of 7,765 visitors from 99 foreign countries, as well as Italy, with an increase of over 5% from the previous edition continuing a trend of steady growth for SICAM. Carlo Giobbi, the organiser of the event, revealed, “Our objective is to provide the best working conditions for all who come to the trade fair. Therefore, we always try to provide a positive and balanced environment that attracts both exhibitors and visitors, continued growth over the last few editions indicates we are getting that balance right ”. The 2017 edition of SICAM saw the presence of all leading international brands with new products and innovations that will guide upcoming global product trends. Italy was the most represented country, with approximately 72% of exhibiting enterprises and 69% of visitors. Visitors from abroad measured 31% with a significant increase in attendance from Asian countries (25% of foreign visitors), including China, India and Iran. After some tough years, the Italian components and accessories sector (which is worth almost 4.5 billion euro) is experiencing a positive trend at international level and constantly aims to develop markets which is the characteristic feature of SICAM according to Carlo Giobbi. “In this regard, I think it is particularly significant that one of the event’s main targets, are international designers and interior architects this year making up 9%, with another 9% recorded for technical and production managers. The category that is most represented at SICAM continues to be the decision-makers. Indeed, as many as 37% of visitors were owners or managing directors of companies; top management, who have the final say on acquisition strategies and decisions”. The next edition of Sicam is set to run from the 16th to the 19th of October. The organisers have already received numerous attendance requests from new companies who attended last year as visitors and, in addition, a high level of reconfirmation is expected from last years 583 exhibitors, with a constant of around 90% of participants reconfirming in recent years. 

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Federico Broccoli is Wood Division Director/Sales & Subsidiaries Division and Director, BIESSE Group. He says “It’s a confirmation of our strength as a Group. To reach this result, you need to have an excellent commercial strategy, high quality products and the capability to show them in the best way.” The Sydney complex is not just another showroom; it’s a new customer-focused concept designed to enhance their client’s experience. It will be called Biesse Group Campus and equipped with classrooms for training; a dedicated software space; fully operational showroom and a service and spare parts area. This allows the BIESSE Group to offer

a comprehensive sales and service experience to their customers that meets all their needs. “This new campus gives something back to the industry in Australia and New Zealand that has given so much to us. We never forget what came before and we never forget our customers” said Federico when the new facility was announced at AWISA in Melbourne. Raphael Prati, BIESSE Group Corporate Marketing and Communications Director added “We are investing in service to our customers; this is a key factor for BIESSE Group. Leading technology; customer support; software; everything goes in the direction of making our customers’ life easier.” Federico said “Two years ago the need for Industry 4.0 was expressed by the world’s major 500 industries. Now; small to medium companies and craftsmen are ready to move towards the interconnected factory.” These are fast growing dynamics and figures speak for themselves. A strong company means R&D in leadingedge technology for customers. BIESSE Group is growing and Australia is an important region for Italy’s leading supplier of wood, glass and stone machinery. BIESSE Sydney campus is a move for the times. 

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Two years of industry training may be possible with no financial input required from either you, as an employer, or your apprentice

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ost of the talk in the media about the Government’s new fees free initiative has been about school leavers intending to go to university, who will get one year’s free tuition fees. Not many employers in the construction sector realise this initiative extends to apprenticeships for not one, but two years.

Best reason to train an apprentice in 2018 Fees Free is a new Government scheme to encourage more New Zealanders into formal study, learning or training. From 1 January 2018, industry training is fees free for the first two years of an apprenticeship for eligible first-time learners and apprentices enrolling in eligible programmes,who begin their training in 2018. Learners can begin their training at any time in 2018 and be eligible for the following 24 months fees free. At BCITO this covers all fees associated with the first two years of an apprenticeship including off-job training (if required), night classes, assessment fees and resources. No financial input required to start Two years of industry training may be possible with no financial input required from either you, as an employer, or your apprentice if they’re an eligible candidate enrolled in an approved programme. This increased investment in industry training will help ensure that both our current and future workforce have the skills required to underpin sustainable growth and

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development within our industry, while also alleviating the skills shortages New Zealand is currently facing. It goes without saying that this can only happen if you, as employers, are willing to take on more staff or train existing team members. The fees free scheme is the Government’s helping hand for you as an employer in this regard. Existing employees may be eligible Do you have staff working for you right now who have never undertaken any formal postsecondary school training who may qualify for fees free? Although primarily aimed at school leavers, any New Zealander might be eligible. Even some people on work visas may also be eligible. Your company’s reputation for quality work is underpinned by the skills of the people you employ. Now is the best opportunity you’ll ever have to provide training and support and upskill your staff with the Government’s support. You’ll be building a strong, capable and reliable team by providing your people with the opportunity to be proud to call themselves qualified professionals – a brilliant marketing tool for your business. Grow your people power The Government’s fees free initiative might be an opportunity to expand your company by taking on a new team member and train them to a professional standard courtesy of the Government for the first two years.

Find out about eligibility Prospective apprentices (or any third party) can use the learner’s NSN number to check their eligibility online You can find out more information about fees free for BCITO employers and trainees, including which BCITO programmes are approved at Do it now Why wait any longer to start training? We’re in the middle of the biggest boom there has ever been – there will never be a better time than 2018. If you have any questions about fees free or you’d like help to find your next apprentice, get in touch with BCITO on 0800 422 486 or email 




→ An effective leader is surrounded by many people who are much, much better than they are! → A commitment to industry training means it’s our responsibility as employers to train and BCITO is there to support us. Not the other way around. → Life-long learning means avoiding the temptation of complacency. → In 5 years I hope many more of our people have achieved many more successes because the upshot will be an even stronger business. Andrew Riley, McNaughton Windows & Doors Ltd, Auckland

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Auckland based Machines R Us represent the SCM Group, Italy’s largest manufacturer in the woodworking sector. We asked owner John Fleet for some comments on what representing SCM in New Zealand means for his company and his clients. SCM Group is a technological world leader in processing a wide variety of materials: wood, plastic, glass, stone, metal and composites. The Group companies, operate throughout the world, and are reliable partners of leading businesses in various market sectors, including furniture, construction, automotive, aerospace, ship-building and plastic processing industries. SCM Group coordinates, supports and develops a system of industrial excellence in 3 large highly specialized production centres, employing more than 3,500 workers and operating on all 5 continents.

Machines R Us partnered with this Italian industrial giant are able to draw on product specialists to reliably inform, supply and support our New Zealand customers. When we look at the wood industry, generally speaking, the New Zealand market is broken into two areas, those working panelised products like MDF for kitchens or office furniture and those working in solid wood, eg; timber joinery, stairs and wooden furniture. In general terms the things we ask our customers are : What is the product? The needs of a kitchen manufacturer wanting to process 60 sheets a day is quite different to that of a door manufacturer wanting a CNC machine for locks, handles and hinges to that of a high end furniture manufacturer making solid wood tables and chairs. What is the required productivity? Is a stand alone nesting machine able to produce the required production with a single operator? Or is automatic loading/unloading required? Does the customer have plans for the future with automated warehousing? Should we consider multiple machines to achieve the numbers? Would a 5 axis CNC

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help the furniture manufacturer in designing and making new products that a nesting machine could never achieve? What is the budget? Will I make increased profits by investing in CNC technology? Will this CNC investment improve the quality to my customers? Will it make my business more competitive? These are simple points to follow, and they form the framework of the consultation process from our sales people to any of our customers. What I would say to any potential client is to look at what we can offer with SCM Group. We cover the total spectrum of CNC machines in the woodworking sector, nesting, work centres, 5 axis, drilling, warehousing and so on. SCM Group produce the metal castings in their own foundries, they produce their own spindles, their own steel frames. In fact they are one of very few companies with full “Vertical Manufacturing”, this means they have total internal control over the manufacturing process. This is quite different to the outsourced assembly plants so prevalent of our competitors today.

“The ‘CMS POWER’ CNC from SCM Group, recently installed at a plastics company in Auckland, features a 5 axis spindle with twin tables and a servo rotary lathe. Highly specified and another example of how we can help our New Zealand customers.” John Fleet

Only with a large range of CNC machines and the supporting knowledge of SCM Group with over 60 plus years of manufacture can the consultancy process said to be unbiased in terms of CNC choice. SCM Group welcome visitors to their factories across Italy at any time, where you can see first hand manufacturing at its finest.


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Designed and built at the Felder factory in Austria, the Profit HO8 Pro flatbed 8 x 4 has quickly established a reputation for reliable precision and performance with joinery shops across NZ.

CNC’s for panel, solid wood and your other cutting needs Jacks have been providing CNCs to the NZ market since 1989 and continue to offer a broad range of machines to cover an ever-increasing range of applications. For traditional panel processing Jacks offer two solutions. AscentPro machines are well established throughout NZ. Coming in bed sizes from half sheet up to 6m, with increased z-axis gantry height for larger and/or thicker panels (or alternative materials). With development work done by Jacks in NZ and the manufacturer in China, AscentPro CNC machines represent a fusion of cost-effective manufacturing with high-quality componentry. Almost all critical components such as the main spindle, drilling head and servo motors are sourced from highly reputable European and Japanese suppliers. AscentPro CNC machines are built to last with heavy gauge steel frames and gantry. AscentPro CNC ma-

chines also comply with the latest NZ Worksafe requirements and are compatible with all common CAD/CAM software. From the Felder Group’s premium range, Format-4 provide sophisticated CNC solutions with an undeniable European pedigree. Designed and built at the Felder factory in Austria, the ‘Profit HO8 Pro’ flatbed 8x4 has quickly established a reputation for reliable precision and performance with joinery shops across NZ. As you would expect from a premium CNC machine, the Profit H08 Pro comes with standard features to reduce maintenance and clean-up such as automatic lubrication and automatic focused dust extraction. The light beam safety barrier and monitored pop-up stops also make the Profit H08 Pro one of the safest CNC machines available today. Format-4 CNC machines provide long-lasting quality and refinement. Exactly what you’d expect from a European designed and built product but at a refreshingly competitive price-point.

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Weinig’s range of Conturex CNC Processing Centres offer high production output of door and window components.

New to Felder is the ‘Creator 950’, compact CNC technology with a space requirement of 5m². Able to machine all 4 panel edges and one face in a single process, it’s extremely fast to set-up. There’s no vacuum pods or console positioning, you get the ability to use aggregates, and it has intuitive software. Even smaller, the CExpress CNC drilling machine offers panel processing in a space of just 3.4m2, complete with 15 head drilling spindle, grooving saw and laser measurement. CNC controlled production has never been so accessible.

Solid timber processing using CNC has grown over recent years, with plenty of Kiwi companies investing in the latest 4 or 5-axis CNC technology. Regardless of whether a series of regular standard products or individually designed one-offs are to be made, Felder Group’s Format-4 series are configurable to almost any application. Very popular across Europe, and not just because of their very stylish appearance, with the Format-4 CNC solutions you can manufacture with the highest of efficiency. Weinig also have world-leading CNC processing for solid timber. They recently released a range of high-speed ‘structured surface’ moulders featuring a CNC-controlled ‘jumping spindle’ that can move axially and radially during processing. Weinig’s range of Conturex CNC Processing Centres are popular across the world, offering high-production output of doors and window components. (continued over page)



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tech directions Simon Hornby, National Sales Manager, W & R Jacks What are the main factors driving CNC technology? In my opinion there are a combination of factors driving CNC technology in the woodworking industry. The most typical are a desire to improve efficiency and gain a competitive manufacturing advantage. It helps that the investment required for CNC technology has decreased as the technology has become more widespread. Secondary factors such as a shortage of skilled labour, the need to attract younger staff, and relative ease of use when compared with the early years CNC machinery, have also assisted in bringing through the technology at a faster pace than might otherwise have been the case. Why is there such a wide range and choice? I guess it’s similar to the evolution curve of other new technology in that as the technology becomes more prevalent, machinery manufacturers look to find a point of difference. As the price of servo motors and drives etc decrease, machinery manufacturers are identifying more areas on machines whereby the cost vs. benefit ratio will justify using CNC technology. Also, efficiencies in machinery production have meant it’s possible for manufacturers to build a wider range of models to cater to specific areas of industry. We find ourselves now offering CNC technology for all manner of industries and materials; from CNC-equipped high-speed moulders for decorative panels through to machines designed specifically for machining aluminium, plastics, engineered wood, uPVC, even semi-finished walls for timber-framed houses. CNC – and the associated growth in CAD-CAM software packages – has given many Kiwi businesses the ability to offer a broader range of products without significant extra investment in machinery or staff. With the emergence of a factory-based approach to panel handling and processing, has the market matured and how has this affected the smaller operator? With regards to flat-bed nesting CNC machines and the various handling systems before and after the CNC machine, this technology has probably reached maturity. I do believe however that we have a long way to go with regards to handling systems and automated storage systems. As robotic technology becomes more affordable, easier to program and more flexible in its applications, we’ll eventually see this technology trickle through to small and medium sized operations. Automation, particularly with regards to setting up units on edgebanders still has some way to go on the smaller machines. There will be a day when each unit, even on entry level edgebanders will be adjusted with a PLC controlled stepper motor drive. What influences do you see on the direction of CNC technology? As mentioned earlier, robotics and handling systems are the most obvious areas where new technology has a significant role to play in the future of our industry. The Manufacturing 4.0 digital revolution will be on the radar of larger organisations. IOT (Internet of Things) technology will vastly improve manufacturers’ ability to review the past and plan ahead. The capability to accurately calculate costs through machine utilisation data, and monitor the production progress on the fly, will feel like a new light has been turned on for business owners. Production managers will be better equipped to plan and make last minute adjustments to production schedules, prevent machine breakdowns through monitoring the condition of machines and their critical components, schedule machine maintenance through direct links to service and tooling suppliers. These are just a taste of some of the benefits that are on the immediate horizon. 

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CNC’s for panel, solid wood ... (cont.) Capable of processing any corner joints, longitudinal contour processing, drilling, shaping and insert shaping, the Conturex also has precise positioning with the clamping table, high flexibility with a tool storing rack and a selection of options to suit any application. For CNC processing of composites, plastics, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals and uPVC, Jacks represent manufacturers offering plenty of options. Yilmaz machines have been available in New Zealand through Jacks for 5 years now and have established a reputation for accurate and reliable processing. Made in Turkey, Yilmaz blend European quality with Asian pricing. Coming soon, Jacks will present a Yilmaz, 3-axis CNC controlled machining centre for processing aluminium & PVC profiles. An automatic clamp positioning feature and magazine unit holding 8 tool-units allow for the of placing 2 aggregate tools and 1 milling saw to perform machining on 5 sides of the workpieces. Equally popular with those manufacturing in aluminium or other non-ferrous metals, AscentPro CNC machines are in use in boatbuilding, garage door production, sign-making and other specialist industries. The wide variety of bed sizes combined with the flexibility to specify gantry height, spindle power, add drilling heads and lubrication cooling units etc make AscentPro CNC machines ideal for a huge range of processing tasks. From Italy, the Casadei Industria ALU Ranger is a vertical flat-bed CNC machining centre. The ALU Ranger is ideal for processing Alucabond, aluminium and other non-ferrous materials. The vertical orientation of the processing bed not only saves a huge amount of space in the workshop but also means abrasive swarf falls onto the floor eliminating the risk of scratching subsequent panels. Covering both panel and solid wood, Weinmann offer CNC solutions for both prefabricated housing production and beam processing. Made in Germany, Weinmann machines are already in use building prefab wall elements for housing at a production facility outside of Christchurch, and processing glulam, LVL and CLT panels in Auckland and Nelson. With handling solutions designed around their 5-axis CNC saws and multi-function CNC bridges, Weinmann machines are already playing a significant part in this country’s construction industry. A CNC machine relies on front-end software to maximise its potential. While many of the manufacturers discussed above offer software to suit their machines, most CNC’s offered by Jacks are also compatible with common industry CAD/CAM packages. Jacks work with a range of software providers to deliver complete packages to suit your specific CNC manufacturing requirements. Jacks can also offer a range of software solutions such as PRO100 Cabinet Design software and APSAN. Paired together, these software packages are in use with many cabinet makers throughout NZ. 

A quiet achiever making workplaces safe Anyone working with tools and machinery knows safety needs to be top of mind in every workplace. A construction site is inherently dangerous – and noisy. The sound of a busy construction site, workshop or factory – sounds like achievement and progress. However, occupational hearing loss is a serious hazard in the noisy construction industry. In New Zealand, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) requires workers not to be exposed to peak noise levels of 140db or over. While not set in law, Worksafe guidelines suggest the average exposure over an 8-hour work day shouldn’t be over 85db. Read more at https://worksafe. noise-in-construction/ This is in line with Europe’s Safety and Health at Work Directive 89/391/EEC that’s been in place since the late 80s. The directive requires employers to issue personal protection equipment to workers assigned to machines with noise emissions over 80db. As we learn how to minimise occupational hearing loss, the need for better noise control measures increases. ‘Buying quiet’ – substituting noisy machinery for quieter models is one way we can make workplaces safer. Now, new Italian technology is here to help New Zealanders ‘buy quiet’.

Patented Freud Low Noise Sawblades Freud SpA, based in Italy, is the world’s largest saw blade manufacturer. They’ve put their considerable expertise and research into developing a new technology that sound proofs its blades. This patented technology has been proven to lower sound emission of the fine chip sawblade to below 80db. How it works Unique anti-vibration reeds are laser cut into the blade body. Then, a special essential thermoplastic polyurethane compound is injected into the slots to provide sound dampening and vibration absorption. This stabilises the blade and practically eliminates lateral movement of the blade against the material, resulting in a quieter, smoother cut and a longer cutting life; a blade that is much nicer to use. Silver ICE Coating This is a high performance anticorrosive coating, approximately 6 microns thick which is bonded to the whole body of the blade. It is extremely effective thanks to its non-stick features, which greatly improves chip ejection and reduces the resin build up close to the tips. This coating, complemented by the noise cancelling effect, means the blade experiences reduced stress while cutting - enhancing overall performance.




And there’s a big enough range to cut through basically all materials: Plywoods, HPL Laminated Ply, HPL Laminated MDF, Plastics, Solid Surface, Aluminium, Melamine, Compac Laminate and Composites. Get it at Tungsten & Tool This European technology can be found in New Zealand at Tungsten & Tool.

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The Quiet Achiever The sound cancelling technology built into the Fine Chip Sawblade is a key benefit. But it also boasts other features that make it an allround performer. With a super thick tooth (in the 200mm – 600mm diameter options) it will give an extra two to three sharpens out of the blade.

At Tungsten & Tool, we supply high-performance cutting tools combined with personalised support. That’s how we help you achieve superior results and maximum efficiency. Backed by 30 years’ industry experience, we work closely with clients across New Zealand and Australia – from joiners, kitchen manufacturers and sawmills to plastics, aluminium, composites and concrete cutters. We offer precision cutting tools for almost any material and application and enjoy close associations with specialist international cutting labs.




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

“It’s a reliable machine, easy to operate and simply delivers,” says Raymond Wiki.

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Homag Vantech 480 B Quality joinery from Sydney’s Inner West The entry-level nester is just the right fit for RMW Joinery who moved into new premises in Peakhurst three years ago. They manufacture in a 300 square metre 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.

RMW Joinery aspires 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,” said owner Raymond Wiki. To meet his expectations he saw the need to invest in new machinery. With the Vantech 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. To increase productivity and profitability it is essential to cut down labour costs through a reduction of assembly times.“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,” said Raymond. HomagVantech 480 B - reliable performance Choosing the CNC was a no-brainer decision as Raymond says: “Any good joinery I know owns a Homag machine. That speaks for itself. I don’t muck around.” Installed just last year, the Vantech 480 has 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 basic machine of Homag’s Vantech edition comes in heavy steel gantry for high precision cut quality which cannot be matched by light weight 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 and focused extraction, additional air jets under the hood are key benefits of the Vantech series. The Vantech 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.

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 Homag Vantech and Ambition 1220C edgebander, these targets are 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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Leitz ProfilCut Q Premium. The fastest profile tooling system in the industry.

Leitz ProfilCut Q Diamond in a new dimension The new Leitz replaceable knife cutter head system ProfilCut Q Diamond sets pioneering new standards in machine processing. ProfilCut Q Diamond is a unique combination of an ultralight aluminium tool body and resharpenable profile knives. This enables constant diameter diamond cutting, guaranteeing higher efficiency and maximum productivity and profitability. This advanced technical innovation begins with a new diamond cutting edge made from the hardest material on earth: polycrystalline diamond (PKD). This ensures the precise processing of high-end and abrasive materials with exact repeatability and no loss of performance. After repeated sharpening, the diameter and profile of the edge remains unchanged. The Leitz ProfilCut Q Diamond can be sharpened five times, and with a 20 times longer performance time provides significant cost savings in comparison to disposable carbide systems. The performance continues with the dynamics of the tool body’s aluminium light weight construction and the clamping system has been designed for maximum peripheral speed. The coating effectively reduces impact, friction and heat generation. Even at a maximum cutting speed of 120 meters per second, the system produces first-class finish quality due to reduced vibration. The increased speed also allows faster feed rates with the same number of teeth, enabling higher productivity.

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The option of uncomplicated knife change in the set is another unique selling point of ProfilCut Q Diamond. The Leitz engineers also have included a handling benefit when designing the new ProfilCut Q Diamond. The diamond knives can be exchanged by the user on site. The knives are independently clamped axially and radially free of tolerances and without adjustment devices. The clamping system ensures precise repeatability after each knife change. This saves in both time and costs. Even for complex toolsets, all edges are accessible without any problems as the tool is not required to be taken out of the machine. For further information contact the Leitz New Zealand sales team or go to

Better production results Nestled down in Gisborne is joiner and kitchen manufacturer Tony Sharp and his business Kitchen Zone. With some 40 years in the trades Tony has come to focus on the kitchen manufacturing side of things since he established Kitchen Zone back in 2005 with his wife Lynda. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with Tony about the reasons behind his recent acquisition of a AT25/13 CNC Flatbed Router from Proform CNC Ltd and what it has meant for his business. “We manufacture largely bespoke kitchens which can take up a lot of time.” explains Tony “ With some six staff we need to be as efficient as we can to keep up with demand which has been really solid in recent years. I had been looking at the subject of utilising CNC but it just looked too expensive. When I looked at the CNC flatbed from Steve Fifield at Proform CNC Ltd it met the criteria I had been looking for: it was the right size for our operation with a small footprint (1500mm x 3000mm), it was easy to operate for all our staff and most importantly it was really well priced against it’s competitors.” The machine has a table size of 1220 by 2440mm so handles standard sheets of MDF and particle board with a user friendly PC control using a Windows operating system. “This machine

moving forward a lot quicker. We can service our clientele a lot more efficiently here in Gisborne with better production timeframes in what is a busy time in the kitchen scene. Steve (Fifield) has been excellent in his advice, the install process and ongoing maintenance of the flatbed.”

Tony Sharp is enjoying his recent purchase from Proform.

is a solid worker with a really good main spindle as well as two high precision heavy duty drilling spindles.” comments Tony. “A nicety of the machine are the five heavy duty pneumatically activated locator stops that make for accurate and effortless positioning of each work piece.

This machine gets used as and when in what is a just in time operation. It has improved our productivity considerably since we put into operation - a very useful production addition.” Where do you see things going from here? “ I can see my business

You have a Hettich endorsed showroom facility as well. Has that made a difference for you? “Yes of course. Although we do joinery such as doors and windows we specialise in kitchen design, manufacture and install so having a major supplier such as Hettich on board is very handy in keeping us up with the play.” For more about Kitchen Zone contact Tony Sharp on 06 863 2044 or email kitchens2005@




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Having a CNC with us in Bermuda gave us the ability to respond and adapt quickly, we used it to prepare the moulds for all sorts of elements on the boat.

Emirates Team New Zealand Production Coordinator Martin McElwee in front of their AscentPro CNC.

on board in Bermuda In June 2017 Emirates Team New Zealand made the country proud, with a comprehensive victory in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. Out on the Great Sound the racing was fast and furious, but there was just as much action back at the dock, where changes made by the Shore Team were crucial in getting the most out of the boat. W&R Jack Ltd were proud to be an official supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand as part of their challenge for the America’s Cup, specifically by providing CNC machining capability – an AscentPro ATC3015 – that went with the team to Bermuda. “Having a CNC with us in Bermuda gave us the ability to respond and adapt quickly” explains Partnership Manager, Tom Waterhouse. “We used the CNC to prepare the moulds for all sorts of elements on the boat: the daggerboard tips, the elevators on the rudder and all sorts of other bits and pieces. During the campaign designs got changed, things got broken, or worn, weather conditions varied. We could respond to all of this, and we did – quickly. It was our understanding the other teams didn’t have in-house CNC capability so the AscentPro gave our shore team an edge when it came to a fast turnaround for component changes or modifications.” Production Coordinator Martin McElwee had been the one to learn to use the CNC back at the Auckland base. Having identified the potential the machine offered, he suggested the CNC

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would be useful in Bermuda. “We considered using a local resource over there, but it’s always better not to have to rely on outside help. Also, we’d got familiar with the AscentPro in Auckland, so taking it with us to Bermuda made sense – it gave us that independence.” Martin worked in SolidWorks and a cloudbased CAM software to drive the AscentPro. He did his training online, and a steep learning curve followed, including a few broken toolholders. “And quite a bit of dust in Bermuda!” laughs Sean Regan, who led the Shore Team. “Yes, we did have a bit of a dust issue when we set up in Bermuda” admits Sean. “But nothing a bit of kiwi ingenuity couldn’t cope with.” Kiwi ingenuity was a hallmark of much of Emirates Team New Zealand’s successful cup campaign. With significantly fewer financial resources than some of the other teams smart thinking was the order of the day. Simple strategies often made a difference: trimming the foils for example. The rules stated this must be manual, so Emirates Team New Zealand devised a simple screen with a moving dot for the foil trimmer to track with a basic videogame controller. The result: manual foiling, but with onboard data providing guidance. Creative thinking also helped get the most out of the CNC. At times the 180mm Z-axis height wasn’t enough for a mould, so multiple moulds were machined and bonded together. And Sean wasn’t going to let the 3 metre long bed size go to waste. “We often used the CNC as if it had two working zones,” he says. “While it

Moulds off the CNC.

was machining at one end we’d be preparing something else at the other. At times we were flat out so grabbed any opportunity we could to save time, and get the laminations into the mould and the finished components onto the boat.” With Emirates Team New Zealand back at temporary premises on Auckland’s waterfront, the AscentPro is one of the few things not in storage. “We’re catching a break before it all takes off early in 2018” says Tom. “Now the boat concept is agreed we’re writing the rules, working on a few things, and thinking about the trickle-down that will flow from these extreme monohulls. It’s amazing how the technology that goes into America’s Cup boats eventually shapes what you see on recreational boats out on the harbour. So it’s good to think about this as we set up for the next campaign.” In the meantime the workshop is reasonably quiet, and AscentPro is wired up, connected, and waiting - like the rest of us - for the next cup challenge. 

A Decorative MDF Panel with a Scratch Resistant High Gloss, Abrasion Resistant & Anti-Finger Printing SuperMatt Surface & Woodgrain Textured Finishes.

Kitchen Cabinetry

LaBella Kitchens installed the new Luxe Syncron Rustik Ebony Walnut in theirAuckland showroom.

textured panels from PSP New Luxe Textured Syncron panels from PSP Limited are coated with a selection of contemporary woodgrain ďŹ nishes with matching textured edgebanding. They are designed to achieve that natural poise, which enhances and creates an authentic yet elegant and modern environment.

Feature Walls

The Syncron Panels come in 4 amazing woodgrain textures Rustik Oak, Rustik Walnut, Rustik Ebony Walnut and Rustik Beachwood. The sheet sizes are 2750mm x 1220mm and available in 18mm thick. LaBella Kitchens in Auckland have installed the new Luxe Syncron Rustik Ebony Walnut for their showroom. The Panels add a distinctive feature to the cabinets and make it a real focal point.

Interior Joinery

Luxe Syncron is available in four textures.

The Syncron range is also available on PSP's Cut and Clash online portal. Partitions

Available from:

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With textures inspired by nature, Timbalook™ is your easy, affordable veneer alternative. Almost like the real deal, but better. Easier. Faster. More consistent.

the exciting new look

Timbalook™ Timbalook™ Unique to Timbalook™, the texture and picture are synchronised to create a realistic look and feel, imitating that of a wire-brushed veneer finish. Timbalook™ features a naturally textured melamine surface to give your design a unique look. Consistency is the Key Timbalook™ is a consistent colour and finish – which means there’s no batch matching required. With no lacquering or staining involved, Timbalook™ is your easy veneer alternative. Timbalook™ has a hard and durable melamine surface that won’t mark easily like a veneer surface. Invisedge® Timbalook™ is edged with our special Invisedge® to create a virtually seamless edge. The edgetape is textured to match the finish on the board to give consistency throughout your design. Extra Large Sheet Size Timbalook™ features an ultra large sheet size of 2800 x 1830 to give you more flexibility in your designs.

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Colours Each Timbalook™ colour has been named after some of our favourite locations in NZ, to create a unique statement in any home. Rangitoto, Taranaki, Hokitika and Waiheke. Quick and Easy Process Simply order online and wait for your doors and panels to be delivered with our normal quick turnaround time. No cutting, clashing or lacquering involved. New Grain Matching Feature Online We’ve recently added a handy new grain matching feature to our ordering portal online. If you’re unsure how to use it, call us and we will explain the process. Affordable Timbalook™ gives you the look of a veneer, at a fraction of the price, and a fraction of the stress. Why not hop online and check out the pricing? Timbalook™: Less of the stress. More of the good stuff. Easy. Fast. Consistent.

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Multi Lia Chrome

Multi Juno Black

Multi USO Chrome


kettle & mixer-tap combined InSinkErator®, the company synonymous with kitchen innovation has done it again with the amazing Multitap … a kettle and mixer-tap in one! Multitap™ provides instantaneous filtered near-boiling water for effortless coffees and teas, as well as filtered hot and cold water from the same tap. This is the combined solution that will change the way homeowners enjoy their kitchens and entertain guests.

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Now, there’s no need for jugs and kettles cluttering up the kitchen. With near-boiling water on-tap, a host of kitchen tasks are quicker and easier … like speeding up prep time for vegetable and pasta dishes and tackling the toughest wash-up tasks with instantly available steaming hot water. Multitap™ is a game-changer in the kitchen and incredibly easy to install. With plug-in convenience and tool-free connections it’s

simple to fit, and the compact water tank (about the size of a toaster) tucks neatly out of sight under any bench. With three Italian-designed and manufactured tap styles to choose from and a 5-year warranty, this is the must-have kitchen improvement of 2018.


A kettle & mixer-tap combined

A kettle and mixer-tap in one! It’s the solution your crowded benchtop has been waiting for. Now filtered near-boiling water for hot drinks and cooking is instantly available, along with filtered standard hot and cold water from a sleek, Italian designed and manufactured multi-functional tap. • Easy plug-in installation for almost any situation, including replacing your existing mixer tap • Compact filter and tank (about the size of a toaster) tucks away under your bench • Superb quality Italian tapware with a 5-year warranty

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Multi-Function Mixer Tap System For more information call 0800 200 510 JOINERS Magazine March 2018 page 37

Hideaway Bins launch compostable bin liners


here is an increasing awareness of the environmental impact of plastic packaging, especially single use plastic shopping bags. Each year 100’s of tons of plastic packaging is dumped into landfills around New Zealand, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. Hideaway Bins firmly believe we all need to be accountable for our actions, and takes pride in responsibly recycling and re-using products to minimize the impact on our environment. Following 12 months of development and testing, Hideaway Bins is proud to announce the launch of 100% Compostable Bin Liners that have been engineered to suit Hideaway 15L and 20L buckets. Hideaway Compostable Bin Liners are made from a natural starch-based polymer derived

These bin liners are designed to be a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic bin liners and plastic shopping bags, and are safe for use in compost or landfill.

from corn, and are plastic free. The drawstrings are also manufactured using the same corn starch material, and the printing is done with water based eco-friendly inks. For a product to be classified as compostable, it must meet strict requirements according to Australian and European standards that define the time, environmental conditions and quality of compost produced.

Hideaway compostable bin liners will break down in a compost environment in approximately 90 days (depending on compost conditions such as temperature) similar to other organic waste. In moist conditions the liners degrade without leaving any harmful residues in the process, unlike biodegradable plastic which will break down into tiny plastic fragments.

Hideaway Compostable Bin Liners are engineered to be strong and durable, suitable for both household kitchen and commercial use. They are supplied in rolls of 20 liners, and are a perfect fit for 15L and 20L Hideaway buckets.

To find out more, visit


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LED leads Simple to install and dramatic in effect LED lighting has opened up many possibilities in interior design. We talk to four local suppliers who offer insight in the use of LED to enhance design and functionality with subtle lighting additions to kitchens and living areas throughout the house.

LED Profile made in NZ Bright Light has created a range of high-quality LED Profile systems which are designed and manufactured in New Zealand. They are built with high quality architectural grade 6060 aluminium and engineered to meet the specific needs of the industry. Matte silver anodised, black and white powder-coat finishes are in stock with 1-2 day delivery time. Customised finishes are also available on request, allowing for unique and innovative designs to suit any space. The LOWLINE range is specifically designed for use in recessed applications such as cabinetry. Profile options include; flush, trimmed and angled, allowing your project to incorporate contemporary dot-free LED illumination whilst maintaining discreet lighting and sleek architectural design lines. LOWLINE installation is exceedingly simple and achieved via friction-fit which eliminates the need for additional fixings and reduces standard depth requirements.

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Bright Light has developed three other ranges, BASELINE, TECHLINE and HIGHLINE; these are designed for general use in architectural design and large scale applications and can be specified for high light output. From suspended to surface mounted and recessed applications, Bright Light LED Profile systems will add an ultramodern edge to your projects. | 0800 952 000 JOINERS Magazine March 2018 page 39

focus on FlexyLED LED Access Group is a distributor, importer and manufacturer of kitchen and home storage hardware. In 2014, they teamed with DOMUS Line™, an Italian designer and manufacturer at the forefront of LED lighting technology, to bring a range of high quality LED lighting products to the New Zealand market. DOMUS Line’s philosophy incorporates stylish, fashionable design, cutting edge technology, quality manufacturing and responsible environmental values to provide a progressive range of cabinet lighting solutions, creating environments that are both functional and appealing. New DOMUS Line™ FlexyLED The New Zealand DOMUS Line™ range already encompasses 12Vdc CH and CR LED strip lighting along with a variety of everyday and special purpose aluminium profiles to suit. Plus, of course, the sensors and touch switches and cables, distributor blocks and LED drivers necessary to power up the range. The first exciting addition to the LED strip range for 2018, is the SE (Side Emitting) H4 - a super flexible, side emitting 12Vdc LED strip. Innovative Side Emission in 12Vdc LED Strip Range The very simple, no adhesive, pressure only installation and high emission performance make DOMUS Line’s™ SE H4 LED strip ideal for use in any 4mm wide, 10mm deep milled groove installation, for example sides of wardrobes and cabinets. Because it is trimmable in increments of just 25mm, the SE H4 strip is highly suited to custom installation work. Its ground breaking silicon extrusion process means that stripping is super flexible enabling recessed installation around very tight corners, making it ideal for creative lighting designs. LED Strip with NO-DOT Effect In April, the DOMUS Line™ 24Vdc LED strips in CH and CR systems will be available. What’s different in the 24Vdc options? While maintaining the key benefits of the CH and CR systems - convenience, flexibility and easy installation - the new 24Vdc options use SMD LEDs with static light for a no-dot effect.

Strip Options For both CH and CR strips, 12Vdc options are available now, with 24Vdc options available April/ May. Select from Natural White and Warm White options across both ranges. Both CH and CR strips feature a highly resistant double sided adhesive backing for fast, tool-less installation, and are divisible in 50mm increments. CH Strip System

CR Strip System

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

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Available in rolls and in precut lengths with power cord cable attached Innovative clip system for easy joining without soldering IP20 protection rating

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Available in 4 precut lengths plus right and left corner modules Innovative quick plug system for easy joining without soldering IP44 protection rating

DOMUS Line LED Lighting complies with NZ standards and is guaranteed from manufacture or material fault for the life of the furniture into which it is installed.

Lighting the Way

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

• Stylish new 24Vdc LED options • Cutting edge ‘no dot’ LED technology • Quick & easy installation • Quality manufacturing


X-SIGN, in flat and angled options, for a stunning LED feature light. ATOM - chromed or satin nickel finishes, recessed or surface mounted with spacers. X-SIGN

Announcing the first in our 24Vdc LED lighting range! Available in April/May, X-SIGN and ATOM continue the tradition of fine Italian designed LED lighting from DOMUS Line™. Distributed by Access Group, the DOMUS Line™ range already includes 12Vdc LED spotlights and strip lighting, profiles for LED strips, sensors and touch switches for the 12-24Vdc ranges, along with all necessary connectors, cables, distributor blocks and drivers. 2018 brings the introduction of 24Vdc LED spotlights and strips, plus additions to the 12Vdc range.

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Email, phone 0800 852 258 or contact your Access Group rep to discuss your LED lighting requirements.

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including lighting in design In a recent interview with JOINERS Magazine, Simon Lount the Head of Category Management & Marketing at Hafele shed some light on LED development and applications for the Hafele LOOX lighting range, including sound arrangement. What is it about LED lighting that makes it so fashionable these days? In the past there has never been much thought about the inclusion of lighting in the kitchen, people just used to make-do with the lights in the room. The most you would see could be some fluorescent tubes mounted under the overhead cabinet that would flicker and eventually switch on! Now though that has all changed with the growth and affordability of LED lighting. Added to that is the fact that kitchen designers and architects see benefit in including lighting in their designs to maximise the look and feel of the kitchen, office, wardrobe and entertaining areas. LED lighting has become more of a statement and will turn a good kitchen in to an outstanding one – just like good kitchen design is important, so is good lighting. National bodies, such as the NKBA and Master Joiners, now have specific awards dedicated to the use of lighting in kitchens and Hafele are proud to sponsor these awards. There are many different versions and applications of LED lighting available. How do clients, commercial or residential, go about finding out what is best for them? The great thing about LED lighting is the ease of use and installation. Hafele’s LOOX lighting range encompasses this theory in that all

Simon Lount

the three power versions (350ma, 12V and 24V) are designed and supplied in simple plug-and-play format. This makes it easy for clients and designers to view, specify and work out the best scenario and set-up for them. Through our range of LOOX catalogues, we offer the most comprehensive LED lighting range available and with all three ranges colour-coded, it is easy to navigate and select – and to make it even easier we now have the ‘Essentials’ range, every day and common lights that suit every application. Our website has the entire range shown Using LED lighting effectively is about design and functionality. What does Hafele offer that helps in making decisions about LED lighting? Our catalogues and brochures offer the easiest way to find the correct light, switch, driver and anything extra you may need. We also have a lighting ‘showroom’ on our website that displays the different shade of lights you can choose – warm or cool white – plus many different switching options.

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This year Hafele will be launching two new initiatives around our LOOX lighting range; first a cut-to-size service for all our aluminium profiles and LED strip light. If a designer or manufacturer has a specific size they require they simply order it and we will provide it cut to their chosen length. Secondly we are looking at a full design service where we will take your design and suggest the light options that will work best – from there we will discuss it with the client before supplying the product all packed unique to that kitchen, wardrobe or other part of the home. LED is a rapidly developing product line. Where do you see the future for it? At Hafele we refer to our LOOX lighting range and everything included as “Smart Hafele”. This is because of the developments that Hafele have made - it isn’t just light we offer. For the last two years we have a Bluetooth Sound System – a small box that plugs in to the LOOX driver, is screwed to the cabinet which then becomes the speaker! Any Bluetooth-enabled device will connect and you can play radio, music or anything you choose through your kitchen cabinets! This year will see the introduction of the BLE box and “Hafele Connect APP”. This APP allows the user to operate lighting from their phone or tablet; the user can pre-set room lighting, dim lights

The ‘Hafele connect APP’ allows the user to operate lighting from their phone.

and even set timers for when lights switch on and off – safety for when the home us not occupied. And this is not where LOOX will stay as it is the most evolving area of the Hafele group’s core products. Hafele are proud to manufacturer all our LOOX lights ourselves so you can be certain you will be getting a 100% Hafele product with LOOX. 


LOOX Innovative LED Lighting. LOOX has a driver with an integrated switching function that makes a direct connection to your most frequently used switches such as push switches; sensor switches; dimmer switches and motion detectors. It couldn’t be easier. Häfele has a wide range of LED lights available from stock that can be combined in many different ways to compliment the LOOX program. The standard plug in connection makes it child’s play to install the lights into furniture, which means they can be retrofitted by the installer, or by the furniture buyer himself.


12 V ESSENTIALS 8 page compact brochure Available now!

24 V ESSENTIALS 8 page compact brochure Available now!

LOOX LIGHTING 2018 edition Coming soon... | 0800JOINERS 4 Hafele | Magazine March 2018 page 43

Whether you want your lighting placed inside a shelf, under a cabinet or wrapped around a corner, the Stefano Orlati Made to Measure LED Lighting program will fabricate all joins and finishes for you. All you have to do is simply plug and play!

made to measure Designing focus and accent lighting to suit a particular kitchen or bathroom environment can be the difference between a good build and a great build. The Stefano Orlati range of made-to-measure LED lighting offers both functional and decorative lighting solutions that are safe, environmentally friendly and an effective design tool to help elevate any room. LED strip lighting can be ordered to size or is available in 5m lengths and unlike most lighting solutions, the Stefano Orlati range utilises Plug & Play installation, eliminating the need for an electrician or specialised installer. The range offers many exciting options, including door motion sensors, hand motion sensors, PIR motion sensors and both dimmer and push button controllers. The expansive selection of LED strip lighting includes Daylight White (4000k), Cool White (6000k) and Warm White (3200k) options, as well as multicolour and water resistant varieties. LED profiles to assist in heat dissipation and ensure longevity of the diodes turn your LED strip into a complete lighting fixture for a stylish and finished look. Clear diffuser options provide maximum illumination and opaque diffusers disperse light for a softer glow, ideal for bathroom, wardrobe or shopfitting applications.

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Your Time. Our Priority. T-type Hinge & Slimline Drawer

Save time on installation with a complete quality solution - the Tekform Slimline drawer and the Titus T-type hinge. The Titus quality design and manufacturing is evident with the ultimate pair for any job, big or small. The T-type hinge offers the industry’s fastest assembly with our user-friendly ‘3Way’ snap-on insertion, low hinge cup depths, highly tolerant adjustment and the option for a linear arm and baseplate - all with the world-leading Titus damper built-in. Tekform Slimline delivers a luxury extension to the Tekform family of drawers. Thinner walls for design and space requirements and the same quality Tekform drawer features - all with the world-leading Titus damper built-in. And with less parts than ever before, the Slimline drawer is our most efficient yet.

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The beauty of the system, especially for us as a new business, is its modular nature, it is easily expanded and also easily re-locatable if our needs change

Brendan Sneddon in front of the recently installed Airtight Solutions extraction system.

modular system provides options When Brisbane based Woodland Shopfitting set up an Auckland branch their automatic choice to supply their dust extraction needs was Airtight Solutions. JOINERS Magazine spoke to their Auckland Project Manager Brendan Sneddon about that choice and the company’s arrival in Auckland. Brendan was overseeing the factory fit out when we arrived and explained the move to set up a branch in Auckland was the result of requests from transTasman clients of the retail fitout specialist. “We have three or four large retail clients who operate both in Australia and here in NZ, which by themselves will keep us very busy,” said the Dunedin born and

trained Brendan who worked for Woodland Shopfitting in Brisbane and was asked to return to NZ as project manager in their North Shore factory.

Solutions had installed a dual system in their considerably bigger Brisbane factory, and had done an excellent job there so were a natural pick for Auckland.

The company have purchased a set of Biesse machinery - a CNC machining centre, edgebander and panel saw - to provide the manufacturing base for their business and needed the necessary extraction system. Airtight

“We contacted their NZ offices and spoke with their representative Chris Hand discussing what machinery we were going to be using, he came in, looked at our intended factory layout and recommended a system to suit.”

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“They did an awesome job - in and out within a week. We are not operating fully yet but have trialed the CNC and not a spec of dust in the factory or around the head, we are going to be a very clean operation. The beauty of the system, especially for us as a new business, is its modular nature, it is easily expanded and also easily re-locatable if our needs change.” 

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Even a thumb print or a speck of dust as sheets are stacked together can leave an indentation.

NZPG acrylic clean room production sets the benchmark Over the past nine months the manufacturing team at New Zealand Panels Group (NZPG) has been refining its acrylic production processes since it commissioned a new Burkle PUR laminating line. It’s now reached such a state of sophistication that Burkle is showcasing it to other clients as one of the best examples of high quality clean room production they’ve seen.

to indentations and contamination while it is curing. For that reason, NZPG doesn’t laminate the second side for 24 hours, ensuring the acrylic is fully cured before being handled again.

The line was initially used to make acrylic panels for Dezignatek, the premium door manufacturing business of NZPG, but production has rapidly expanded with the launch of gloss acrylic ranges under the Prime Panels and Bestwood brands, and now the introduction of a new matt acrylic range under Prime Panels.

The focus on cleanliness and eliminating impurities is everywhere throughout the line - a continuous belt of cleaning bristles from a Wandres micro-cleaning vacuum removes any dust and impurities from the MDF board prior to the acrylic being applied.

Manufacturing Manager Matt Miller says acrylic is a challenging product to make because it uses a very viscous high-temperature glue and the acrylic is very prone

“Even a thumb print or a speck of dust as sheets are stacked together can leave an indentation. It’s why NZPG insists everyone working on the line wears protective gloves, masks and footwear. It’s also why the PUR lamination room is only accessible to the acrylic production team.”

Rollers with adhesive tape are used across the acrylic film just before it is attached to the board and a second Wandres system makes a further pass over the acrylic after lamination to ensure a perfectly clean surface.

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Control of the atmosphere within the clean room is managed by a Positive Air Pressure system with humidity carefully controlled for optimal curing and finishing. All acrylic panels are made to order but retained within the clean room until ready for dispatch – again ensuring optimal quality. Matt says the benefits of NZPG having its own PUR line are immense, having previously been reliant on imported pressed panel that created issues in terms of delivery time, quality and challenges with suppliers unable to provide key colours. “An added bonus is the ability to use sustainably-sourced New Zealand substrates which are of a higher quality than many imported ones. We know that New Zealand joiners prefer the Kiwi substrates. “With the new PUR line we now have total confidence in our quality – another key reason we’re happy to have extended our warranty on acrylic to 10 years.” 

Everyone working on the line wear protective coveralls, gloves, masks and footwear.

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Banova® Plus

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Lightweight balsa wood substrates Banova Superflex is available in the 10mm thickness in 48-inch by 96-inch sheets and 96-inch by 48-inch sheets depending on the directional curve to be formed.

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce that it has added Banova® Plus, the world’s lightest plywood, and Banova® Superflex, a bendable balsa wood composite, to its product offerings which includes the well-known GatorPly®, Syn-Ply® and Luxcell® synthetic veneer lines. Each Banova product combines the lightweight, rigid and renewable properties of Banova – a balsa wood sheet made of adhesively bonded balsa veneers. Banova substrates are produced from Forest Steward- Certified (FSC) balsa wood and are manufactured with formaldehyde-free bonding. Banova products offer perfect lightweight solutions in a wide range of applications, including: lightweight and mobile furniture; vehicle, yacht and ship interiors; decorative front panels, walls and ceilings; exhibition, construction and shop fittings; point-of-sale and point-of-purchase display units; mobile display walls; and organically shaped interior fittings. Banova Plus, the world’s lightest plywood, is extremely versatile because it can be utilized with various face laminates and processing options to enhance the properties of furniture, walls and displays, with a 50 percent to 70 percent reduction in weight over conventional plywood while providing exceptional weightspecific stability. Banova Plus offers a uniform surface and outstanding flatness and can be cut at up to 30 percent faster speeds with standard lasers due to the low density of balsa wood.

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Banova® Superflex Banova Plus is produced with natural balsa plywood and a high-grade veneer surface in 48.75-inch by 96.75-inch sheets in seven thicknesses ranging from 9mm to 40mm. Banova Superflex offers a multitude of bending and shaping opportunities attributed to its tight bending radius, maximum strength and extreme light weight. The combination of a textile core layer and highly flexible wood veneers enables Banova Superflex to create permanently bonded shaped components with very good weight-specific stability. A radius of 40mm is easy to produce with top surface quality when bonded on a membrane press. Banova Superflex produces an excellent finish on both sides when formed into an “S” shape. Banova Superflex offers easy manufacturing and handling without the need for special tools or machines.

“Banova balsa wood substrates are extremely versatile and lightweight solutions for costeffective rigid panel construction and are perfect fits with our Gator-Ply, Syn-Ply and Luxcell synthetic veneer lines,” said Doug Robinson, sales manager, industry/transport markets, 3A Composites USA. “We believe that many of our customers in need of a lightweight panel will find ideal solutions with Banova balsa wood substrates. Each durable Banova substrate offers unique characteristics designed to meet specific applications. 3A Composites USA is committed to continually exploring product options to meet our customers’ needs.” Banova substrates are sustainably produced by 3A Composites Core Materials business unit. As the world’s largest producer of balsa wood, 3A Composites owns and cultivates several thousand acres of FSC-certified (FSC-C127318) balsa plantations in Ecuador and in Papua New Guinea. The Banova range is now available in New Zealand from Blueprint


furniture design made easy up to 70% lighter than conventional wood panels

LIGHTWEIGHT PANEL WEIGHT IN COMPARISON BANOVA® PLUS is the world’s lightest plywood 10.5 kg/m 10 - with a balsa core and a high grade surface. 9.0 kg/m The panel is faced with regionally available light 8 hardwood. The accurate selection process of raw 6 material selection ensures the BANOVA® PLUS 4 face veneer is thin, resistant and top quality. This 3.4 kg/m 2 panel structure proves to be a real advantage both BANOVA Birch PLUS Plywood Chipboard when material is being processed and when it is 0 Panel weight 15mm [kg/m2] in use. Not only does it weigh 50-70% less than conventional panels, it also stands out due to its high level thermal insulation, excellent bonding properties and its sustainability. Processing BONOVA® PLUS is very easy due to its top quality uniform structure - this means there is no need to change existing tools and joining techniques. 3




SURFACE QUALITY Banova® is a natural product with natural colour variations and characteristics. The panels, sanded smooth on both sides have a front and a reverse face, which may very due to typical wood features. Both surfaces are produced using spliced veneers with natural colour variations and in some cases leveled with filler. FACE LAMINATES Material properties like stiffness, strength, impact resistance, scratch resistance and appearance can be optimised by combining the panel with a variety of different face laminates such as aluminimum, hardwood veneer, MDF/HDF or birch plywood. BANOVA® PLUS - at a glance • Uniform surface quality • Outstanding flatness due to top grade PU bond and uniform structure • Ideal surface for lamination with foil, CPL and wallpaper or direct lacquering and painting • Natural wood from responsible sources FSC Mix (FSC-C127318)










Panel weight [kg/m ]





Dimensions [mm]

1220 x 2440

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Bonding quality

DIN EN 314, class 3, “marine grade” Water boil proof adhesion (WBP) Formaldehyde-free bond (NAF)

APPLICATIONS • Lightweight and mobile furniture • Interior fittings • Dimensionally stable and robust doors and sliding walls • Counters and furniture units • Decorative front panels, walls and ceilings • Sales and display units (POS/POP) • Mobile display walls • Vehicle, yacht & boat interiors


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New Product Announcement ‘System M’ - The perfect pivot for the perfect door Knobs ‘n Knockers are proud to introduce the latest addition to the FritsJurgens range of fully concealed sprung and non-sprung pivot systems the ‘SYSTEM M’.

features from its range and created

The ‘System M’ is the next step in the product range’s evolution. FritsJurgens has taken the best

function; as well as an increase in

a completely new and improved model. ‘System M’ is suitable for a 40mm thick door and includes a variable back check and soft close guaranteed door closing weight, now up to 300kg.

With no unsightly floor spring box to cut in the floor and no head unit to rebate into the ceiling, the FritsJurgens ‘System M’ put simply, is invisible; making it clean, stylish & significantly cheaper to install. No imposing floorplate to diminish the visual attraction of the door or floor. It’s in the door, not the floor.

Key points • Suits 40mm thick door • 500kg bearing capacity • 90 or 180 degree swing • Tested to 1,000,000 cycles • Ideal for self-latching doors • Max guaranteed closing weight 300kg

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Complete Construction spreads it’s wings

In the competitive world of high end fit out, joinery, cabinetmaking, furniture and commercial construction, Complete Construction based in Silverdale have become one of the leading companies. With the recent opening of their new facility in Airport Oaks near Auckland Airport with its emphasis on time and labour saving technology, the company has made a real statement about what they are capable of JOINERS Magazine spoke with company director Mat Hughes about the new facility, it’s role and the position of the company in the marketplace. Complete Construction, established in 2003, has made a name for itself pretty quickly particularly in the high end shop fit out and hospitality markets. Owned and operated by business partners Mat Hughes and Val Ager, it has grown to now employ some 75 staff based in their Silverdale and more recently their newly opened Airport Oaks facility at 42 Richard Pearse Drive. With some 2400m2 the new facility offers scope for real expansion. “We expanded into the Airport Oaks site to grow our business and meet demand” comments Mat. From this site they operate packaging, cabinetmaking, board lamination and a storage facility. At the heart is the Homag Bargstedt storage system imported second hand from Europe. “This system can hold and distribute board product for both our Silverdale and Airport Oaks operations. It represents where technology is heading investment wise. If you are going to keep ahead and continue to meet your customer’s needs, you have to invest in new technology and machinery. With the younger team we have it gives us the ability to deliver quality product on time at competitive prices. It is part of our philosophy to give our team the tools to do the job the best they can yet be cost effective at the same time.” comments Mat.

The Bargstedt storage system supports the just-in-time model and allows the benefits of high volume production to be combined with economical techniques for the making of smaller batch sizes. This is good for the lean production process and cash flow. Operations Manager Jason De Graaf explains “This leads to simple handling of a large variety of panels and the just-in-time model means no more over ordering and less inventory having to be carried. It’s efficient: the amount of board used is coordinated with the ordering system. There is complete inventory control.” The whole system has enhanced safety and space utilisation ie no forklift corridors with everything moved by gantry system. “What is really pleasing is the optimising of off cuts which reduces wastage. Machines are used to the maximum by means of automated transport in what is essentially an unmanned operation. Parts are measured in 2 axis automatically including their weight. With the user friendly interface and production sequence optimisation the whole system is a treat to use. We can even run a completely unmanned ghost shift overnight to set up the following day’s panel usage. All of this makes our operation very, very competitive so we can offer our clients the best in pricing.”

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The Airport facility works in unison with the more traditional shopfitting operation up in Silverdale. Part of the value in the airport site is it closeness to the airport itself and the burgeoning international business now emerging for the company. “This has been the result of doing fitouts at the Airport itself as well as winning some overseas contracts in recent times.” says Mat. “The airport operation will become even more important as we look to do more in the way of larger fitouts around the country as it gives us far more capacity.” And what of the future for Complete Construction? “It has been a really busy expansion over the last 18 months so I see a period of consolidation of our gains to follow, where we look to fufill our clients needs first and foremost. We are fortunate to have a good mix of the latest in technology as well as some old school tradesmen providing the total range of skills we need to do just about any project that comes our way.”

For Further information contact Complete Construction, 8b Titan Pl, Silverdale, 09 281 5751 or Admin@completeconstruction.

We are fortunate to have a good mix of the latest in technology as well as some old school tradesmen providing the total range of skills we need to do just about any project that comes our way. Mat Hughes

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Panelform ZeroLine

Removing age-lines from kitchen doors and joinery In October, Panelform launched its ‘Touchtex ZeroLine’ door range – zero-joint, or ‘laser-edged’ melamine doors. Touchtex ZeroLine means no more ugly glue-lines on your melamine doors and panels. Panelform has been producing its ‘Touchtex’ or melamine doors and panels since 1994, and is now excited to offer Touchtex ZeroLine – launched in October 2017. Many would have received the launch emails and sample bag as shown, with 6-7 of our 10 colours available in this range. Panelform spent a good part of 2017 testing and refining this range to ensure it offered the market the best in quality, pricing and colours.Here’s what you need to know about Touchtex ZeroLine: ‘Touchtex’ is Panelform’s brand name for any of its melamine doors and panels, including colours from Melteca, Bestwood and Prime, as well as some exclusive colours and finishes. ZeroLine is its glueless edging technology, widely known as ‘laser-edging’. ‘The most unique part of our Touchtex ZeroLine range is our 4x exclusive Matt finish colours’ says Alfie Allison, Sales Territory Manager for Panelform. ‘The four colours in this finish are exclusive to Panelform and enable our customers to offer

a lacquer or matt acrylic look and feel to their clients at the price point of melamine. We wanted to bring the current trend for matt finishes into a more accessible price category for our customers’. Colours offered in the Touchtex ZeroLine range are: • • • • • • • • • •

Ptarmigans Wing Matt (Exclusive) Unicorn Matt (Exclusive) High Tea Matt (Exclusive) Rumskulla Oak Matt (Exclusive) Snowdrift Hi-Gloss Snowdrift Naturale Arctic White Velvet Quarter Thorndon Cream Velvet Mist Naturale Seal Grey Naturale

• Matt/Hi-Gloss colours are E0 MR MDF core, while Naturale/Velvet colours are MDF core. • Matt/Hi-Gloss colours come with a protective film on the face side. • Naturale/Velvet colours will soon be available in 30mm thick. • 1mm tapes match the board surface in both colour and texture. • Available for quoting and ordering online on EasyOrder, with free delivery for orders of $1000+GST placed online.

Other important points on Touchtex ZeroLine: • Exceptionally strong edge bond that is highly water-resistant. • All colours offered in 18mm thick.

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Solutions for Wood Professionals strong beautiful surfaces polyurethanes & water base primers and topcoats simple & convenient systems significant New Zealand colour database Italian quality – competitive pricing OECE – a brand of Sherwin-Williams

Please allow us to introduce ourselves ... DBNZ Coatings is a well established company that specialises in the importation and distribution of automotive and light industrial paint coatings. We are the exclusive New Zealand importer of Valspar Automotive Coatings and DNA Custom Paints. The history of our business goes back to 1982 when company founders Allan & Joan Adamson established a small paint reselling business (Linkup Paint Supplies) that grew rapidly, and by 2000 we had established 3 branches with 40 staff in the cities of Hamilton, Tauranga and South Auckland. In 1999 we began importing automotive paint, and in 2005 we established DBNZ Coatings as a stand alone company to manage the importation, as this part of the business required a very clear and specific focus. Today DBNZ Coatings is a well established and respected supplier in the New Zealand spray coatings market. We have a National training centre located in Hamilton we service our markets with a National sales and technical team. Most importantly we have a well established network of resellers located across New Zealand. Around 4 years ago we began searching for a wood coatings product range to add to our portfolio. Eventually we found Sherwin Williams Italy and their OECE brand of wood coatings.

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Chey Brown

We have been importing OECE for a couple years on a low key basis, and we have achieved some positive success through the quality of the product and a high level of customer service. 2017/18 sees a new focus with the full development of a DBNZ wood coatings division and a national strategic roll out of wood coatings. As for the product range, OECE offers solvent and waterbourne colour and clear systems, solvent and water based stains, and water based glass coatings. The entire product range is manufactured in Italy and the product quality is extremely good. Chey Brown is our National Business Development Manager. Chey is a furniture painter by trade and has many years of customer service and sales experience. We invite you to contact Chey for any product information or inquiry.

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Interior Design & Production Software

Software solutions for bespoke furniture design, construction and production

Up to 50% increase of factory productivity Up to 30% reduction of labour cost Up to 10% reduction of material costs

In an industry without any real geographic boundaries there is an ever increasing range of software available to drive your production and business. We talk to several software sellers and users, looking at what is available and offering a few tips on selection.

Software choices It was my first venture into nesting and presented a big learning curve, I had hardly been on a computer and so knew I would need a lot of assistance. Shane Edkins p.70

Hit me up for a demo of Cabinet Visions ‘Offcut Manager’, I’d be glad to show you how easy it is to have just a single offcut for each material. Phil Smith p. 71

Cabinet Pro software has evolved since 1986 and is not only powerful in its features, but is the most reasonably priced software in its class Cabinet Pro p.66

“The deciding factor in our purchase of Microvellum was that it enabled us to standardise our units so that products that were bespoke were now off-the-shelf” Clint Eastwood p.69

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“Do your research, talk to people, and fully understand your software options. After all, it’s the backbone of your production.” Tim Veale p. 64

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Microvellum guides users to success The last couple of years have been good ones for Microvellum Software in NZ, with a strong product and strong sales performance placing them amongst the dominant players in the local market. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Microvellum’s NZ agent, Tim Veale, to learn the reasons behind the popularity of the software. “Microvellum has always been a great product. As a user myself, I was able to transform the production of the companies I worked for, taking them from a disconnected system of processes and software to a streamlined operation …” says Veale. “Now, as a representative of Microvellum’s here in New Zealand, I have the opportunity to guide others on their journey to realizing their full potential using the solutions and services we offer. Our team is very dedicated to ensuring that our customers reach their goals – it really helps when our team is made up of people from the industry that are familiar with the machinery and manufacturing processes.” “One of the most appealing aspects of our solution is that the design and engineering platform is based in AutoCAD® – the world’s leading design and drafting tool used by architects and builders. Whether we are working with kitchen manufacturers, retail fitout specialists, door manufacturers or wardrobe designers, we have tools that allow them to simplify to a single design and engineering platform.” “While I operate here in New Zealand, I am part of a global team that is connected directly to the source, the team that develops and supports the software. One

At a recent training session in Auckland, kiwi users take advantage of first hand access to Microvellum expertise.

company, unified with one way of supporting, servicing and ensuring our customer’s experience is the same no matter where you are in the world.”

on industry changes and make recommendations for software advancements. Each year, we add many new features at the request of our users.”

“It’s important that our customers experience an open line of communication with our team. Every week, we host live, online training events that provide users with up-to-date training on new features, previews of new tools coming soon and engage users in best practices discussions.”

“Microvellum is continuing to push the limits of what is possible and moving ahead in the industry 4.0 model of unified information, collaboration and connectivity. We feel software shouldn’t restrict your productivity or communication; it should enhance it.”

“A defining difference about our team and our culture is that we listen to our users. Each year, our users come together at conferences to be trained and to provide insight

“Many of the companies I speak with are looking for productivity improvements and are craving a single solution for all aspects of wood product design to

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manufacturing. Imagine being able to refine potentially four or five different software applications and the various processes within each, down to a single application. We make this possible and I find it exciting to guide each company I work with towards this achievable solution for their business” “I challenge those reading this to take a close look at their operations. Do your research, talk to people, and fully understand your software options. After all, it’s the backbone of your production …” concluded Veale. 

CNC files/software E-SERVICES Are you creating material lists automatically from CAD packages? Modern CAD/CAM design software is now a daily fixture when planning kitchens and cabinetry. Thanks to the CAD data provided by Blum, you can not only calculate the right position of the fitting in your design software but also produce the right drilling positions. E-SERVICES encompasses Blum’s digital offerings to support your business. From planning with DYNALOG to product data to support efficient CNC work Blum has a tool to assist.

Blum has entered a cooperation with numerous CAD/CAM software manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers have already integrated Blum’s data into their software. Once you log in to E-SERVICES, you can search information with the Product Database. You can also place orders from anywhere with Order Management. For installation and adjustment on-hand download Blum’s free EASY ASSEMBLY app. Discover E-SERVICES at Blum. com.

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Cabinet Pro proves s Cabinet Pro software for the Cabinet and Door Manufacturer has evolved since 1986 and is not only Simply Powerful in its features, but it is the most reasonably priced software in its class that is actually affordable! Cabinet Pro has been designed to solve common problems facing cabinet makers such as mistakes, inefficiency, lost time, and lost profits. Cabinet Pro can also solve problems of communication between you and your customer. How many times after a job was finished have your customers said they should have had a drawer bank here, or a shelf there, or that they did not expect their cabinets to look the way they ended up looking? With Cabinet Pro’s 3D design, you will be able to present professional drawings to your customers, letting them visualize what you will be building for them before the first piece of wood is cut. This in itself will avoid problems with your customers so that there are no surprises when the cabinets are finished and installed.

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The dimensioned elevations in either inches or millimeters make it very clear as to what cabinets go where and how they are positioned in the job. And since too many dimensions can clutter the drawing, the cabinet maker may select those aspects of the elevation that should be dimensioned and those that should not be dimensioned.

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Section views show the insides of cabinets as viewed from the side, as well as a host of other information. Individual cutlist reports show not only a dimensioned shop drawing of the cabinet, but all of the parts required for that cabinet as well as the hardware needed. Door reports, drawer reports, and batched cutlist reports can be configured in just about any way you need them to be formatted from within our Cutlist Report Editor.

simple, powerful and affordable With six different methods of panel optimisation, Cabinet Pro can have one cutlist processing designated parts sending its panels to be optimised for a panel saw, while sending another cutlist to be optimised for a CNC router. And with multiple CNC router support, Cabinet Pro can have one cutlist sending its parts to one CNC router while parts from another cutlist are sent to a different CNC router.

Cabinet Pro provides door reports, drawer reports, individual cabinet cutlists, general batched cutlists for the entire job, bids, material summaries, labels, floor plans, wall elevations, 3D Renderings, dimensioned shop drawings, sectioned views, panel optimisation for both panel saws and for nested CNC routers, grain matching, and more for the cabinet manufacturer. Kitchen cabinets, office cabinets, garage cabinets, closets, desk units, bank teller lines, and entertainment centers are supported for just about any type of cabinetry required by the custom cabinet shop. For CNC processing, Cabinet Pro makes use of intelligent associated machining rules that automatically place required machining on appropriate parts while at the same time, making automatic adjustments for edgebanding thicknesses. In the same manner, Cabinet Pro’s Smart Hardware rules automatically places and removes hardware and accessories based simply on design. See for yourself how Cabinet Pro can save you and your business money for the low prices we have posted on our website at www. Visit our website and do not forget to view the many demonstration videos we have that will answer most of your questions. 

For those who require the re-use of left-over remnants of sheet stock, Cabinet Pro’s Optimiser automatically stores the larger remnants in Inventory for later use, and then optimises parts on those remnants upon demand before using full unused sheets

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Furniture manufacturer experiences bottom line improvements Ferndale Furniture, in Petone, has been manufacturing cabinetry, furniture, and joinery for clients throughout New Zealand for over 30 years. Throughout that time, they have continually invested in technology, enabling the firm to gain a reputation for professionalism and quality. Their latest purchase of Microvellum Software has them positioned to enhance their reputation further. Over the years, Ferndale had accumulated several different software applications to help with the various project requirements for design, engineering, and m a n u f a c t u r i n g . H o w e v e r, when the need to upgrade their equipment came, they felt it was time to re-evaluate their collection of software; they knew there had to be a better way to achieve the efficiency improvements they needed. “We were looking for a significant productivity improvement to come with the purchase of new machinery, but recognised that our decision related to software would be vital in helping us achieve that,” says Ferndale Furniture Director Grant Macdonald. Ferndale products range from custom furniture to complex fit-outs. “We took advice from some of our experienced staff,

better than that, at around 30-35% improvement,” says Grant. “The biggest, single contributor to this has been the reduction of human error throughout the cutting process - and improvements here go straight to the bottom line.” Ferndale products range from custom furniture to complex fitouts.

spoke with others in the industry and came to the conclusion that Microvellum looked best suited for our type of manufacturing of custom cabinets and joinery,” “One of our staff members, Doug Kraushaar, had previous experience with Microvellum, so we didn’t need a lot of support in the day-to-day use of the program. However, the team at Microvellum was great in terms of giving us advice and guiding us throughout the process.”

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“ I n i t i a l l y, w e c o n n e c t e d Microvellum to our pod & rail machine, but when we mentioned we were looking to buy new CNC equipment, we were encouraged to look at a flat-bed router. We followed this advice and have been able to shift into a higher gear in our productivity.” “In our original Cost-Benefit Analysis, we were looking for a 25% improvement in the productivity of our assembly line. We are currently achieving

Daily user Doug Kraushaar agrees. “One of the main features that stand out in my mind is the ability to create a working 3D model of a project, check to make sure that the model works for the client, and make changes before it goes into production. This saves us time and reduces costs on the factory floor which eliminates errors that may not have been foreseen in the original concept.” 

bespoke becomes standard Wedgerwood Joinery is one of the largest joinery factories in Central Otago specialising in the manufacture of all types of timber joinery. The bespoke nature of their work played a large part in their selection of Microvellum Software for their design and production methods. The company takes on a lot of kitchen projects where accompanying house lot joinery, vanities, shelving units, wardrobes, laundries are included – all requiring custom design and engineering. “The software we were using was outdated and not sufficient for our ever-changing requirements,” says Clint Eastwood, Wedgerwood’s CNC programmer. “Our old software didn’t suit the bespoke nature of our work and required a lot of manual input for each job. We needed a program that could easily be customised to our needs.” Clint began investigating the more popular software options available and decided to take Microvellum Software for a test drive. By using the full access trial version, where he had free rein to explore and familiarise himself with what the software was capable of, they soon

Microvellum excels in the production of custom kitchens and house lot joinery.

realised they had found what they were looking for. “The deciding factor in our purchase of Microvellum was that we were able to use the system to standardise our units so that products that were once bespoke in nature were now off-the-shelf,” says Clint. “Microvellum allows us to build anything our clients need. You can go in at any level and start

changing the program to suit and you are able to test those changes without corrupting the original system. You need some experience and guidance, but Microvellum is very responsive. I had six months to play with the program and I basically taught myself in that time, although Microvellum’s staff are very accessible and lend a hand as the need arises. Their support and service teams respond to any queries very quickly.”

“We are now using Microvellum for design through to production,” says Clint. “It is ridiculously good at the production end, not just for its accuracy, but also its ability to remove the inherent problems in bespoke joinery – allowing even the complicated stuff to be standardised. This leads to all sorts of improvements in speed of design, scheduling, production accuracy, and the reduction of material waste.” “We purchased Microvellum for its ability to be manipulated, to adjust for bespoke joinery – and that is what we are using it for - it’s working out well.” 

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3D Kitchen software has improved Redwood Joinery’s production and profit.

3D transforms A change to nesting using 3D Kitchen software has seen an immediate boost in Redwood Joinery’s production capabilities and the Rotorua manufacturer is set to take advantage of that capability in the current buoyant market in the city. Redwood Joinery’s Managing Director Shane Edkins purchased 3d Kitchen’s Pro Toolpath version which is a full design to nesting package in the middle of last year, to replace his existing panel saw production method. “I realised we needed to upgrade the way we manufactured to improve productivity, stay competitive and keep current with contemporary methods, I had purchased a KDT CNC machine from Richard Van DerVegte at Prowood Machinery and needed software to work in conjunction with it,” says Shane. “It was my first venture into nesting and presented a big learning curve, I had no software experience, had hardly been on a computer and so knew I would need a lot of help and assistance through the change over. “Researching the main options on Google, I found 3D Kitchen, had a close look and liked what I saw. Even to the layman it looked easy to use, and I liked the fact that it was a New Zealand program. When it was also recommended by a third party I decided to give owner Chris Adams a call, we had a great chat, Chris explained the whole process very well and I decided to go with 3D Kitchen and the Pro Toolpath version.”


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“Chris was here for the set up and initial tuition, he adjusted the library to accommodate our method of manufacture and showed us how to build and develop the library as we went, so that now it covers most of what we do. For the first month I was ringing up Chris or his support team everyday. Using Team Viewer they would jump straight on my computer and show me the steps I needed to make, to achieve the result I wanted - usually very simple. I hardly ever ring them now although there are still areas where I need help - you don’t know what you don’t know.” “Six months later we are using it fully for design through to production, it is easy to work with and very fast. I am doing my own design and then it is straight onto the CNC and then the edgebander - very quick and very efficient. We employ 3 guys that are now capable of pumping out 3 kitchens a week where previously we were doing around one. In addition we are saving a lot on materials, there is very little wastage now. “The move has really transformed our business. Initially I did consider the outlay something of a gamble - it doesn’t seem that way now but if it ever was it has really paid off big time. JOINERS Magazine March 2018 page 70

one offcut per sheet ... and other matters from Philip Smith of Joinery IT Ltd Advances in machinery on offer to our industry is met with advances in the software solutions typically used ... Back in the early 2000’s early adopters of Nesting started out in a small shed with not much more than a router and the proprietary software that came with the machine. Sheets of board were being loaded by hand and parts were unloaded directly off the bed of the router.Here at Cabinet Vision, many of our customers were these early adopters. They purchased their machinery systems in good faith. Their expectations that they could maintain the level of skill that they had used on their trusty old panel saw. Proprietary software does a great job controlling the machinery it is supplied with but understandably there wasn’t much consideration given to the actual job being produced.

One example, the design and sale process. Creating the order in a cam software, and getting it right, can be a real challenge ... Another example, and maybe the more frustrating moment of realisation for these CNC pioneers, having the need to control parts for grain matching and the desire to control the nest part spacing needed for operations applied to each part ... One by one, these guys turned to Cabinet Vision. It’s a fully automated process - Creating a grain match group in elevation view and the group is respected in Screen to Machines optimiser. Or mitring an edge, the parts operation boundary is also respected by S2M’s optimiser. Another popular feature is Cabinet Visions 6th face full sheet nest - allowing parts to be machined on both faces without needing to return each individual part to the machine. Great for routered doors!

Ok, let’s fast forward a bit ... The use of twin spoil boards and other part handling ideas progressed things quickly. About 6 years ago the Nested Cell became popular. This is basically a CNC labeller operating over a scissor lift. Sheets are promoted to the router and after machining the parts are swept on to an out feed table. The operator is typically doing any drill/dowel operations and at the same time feeding parts through an edge bander. It was a huge step in efficiency, thus why so many are in use today. Our software continues to supply these machines Now to consider our current reality. It’s 2018 and the process has again been optimised somewhat ... Several companies are already realising the huge benefits of Materials Handling systems. They have an infeed area where a crane receives materials for the coming weeks production run. The crane then presents sheet material ‘just

in time’ feeding Routers, Saws and other Automated Lines. The proprietary software that comes with the likes of the Bargstedt or the Winstore is very intelligent! Used to supervise materials and drops, it enables our customers the true value of utilising drops/ offcuts in pursuant jobs. Having your optimiser in sync with drops as they are created/ scanned allows your production team to minimise the amount of waste taken to the refuse station. Tip* Hit me up for a demo of Cabinet Visions ‘Offcut Manager’, I’d be glad to show you how easy it is to have just a single offcut for each material. An additional benefit of recording your drops in your Material Supervisor Software is that the drop is labelled with a bar code. If you need to recut a door from a drop, simply scan it out of the offcut manager. 

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with Adrian’s 23 odd years in the coatings industry working for some of the best shopfitting, cabinetmaking and joinery operations, he was ideal for the role of advising, supporting and teaching our sales staff and those in our distribution network

Adrian Armstrong (left) with PPG National Sales Manager Ernie Dumper.

adding real value new staff member a win win for employer and the coatings industry Finding personnel with the right experience let alone enough experience is every manager’s dream. So it has been for Ernie Dumper, National Sales manager for PPG Industries here in New Zealand when he found and took on Adrian Armstrong as their Technical Sales and Training role in October last year. “Adrian and I go back a long way in the coatings industry so when I realised he was looking for a change in role and furthering his career and experience, I approached him to join PPG.” comments Ernie. It wasn’t your normal situation though as Adrian was working for one of PPG’s best clients at the time. “Normally it would be a really delicate matter but once I approached his then employer Central Joinery here in Auckland they were most supportive. With Adrian’s 23 odd years in the coatings industry working for some of the best shopfitting, cabinetmaking and joinery operations, he was ideal for the role of advising, supporting and teaching our sales staff and those in our distribution network. Indeed, it goes so far as our customer base about a wide range of products, coating technologies and techniques. He is not just working for PPG but also supporting the trades to improve their trade skills.”

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Adrian’s position at Central Joinery was the culmination of many years of management roles especially in the sprayshop. “Problem solving inhouse issues and using my knowledge of spray equipment and techniques was pretty much at the centre of what I was doing and I brought this experience with me to PPG” explains Adrian. Over the years Adrian has overseen the many changes that have taken place in the coatings industry. Adrian continues “Years ago it was things like pressure pots (which I still see around on occasion!) and hot spray moving to air assist to polyurethanes through to the emergence of water based coatings. Application of coatings has been the key change so advice on new or different processes and equipment is really important today. The changeover from solvent to waterbased coatings has been underway for a while now with waterbased coatings performance wise getting ever so close to solvent based. PPG have made great strides in this area with their Amerthane 2K waterbased system being the latest in a long line of ever improving water based product and it’s great to be part of that. The key attributes of great clarity, a silky touch, brilliant mar resistance and tough non

yellowing finish makes it really attractive for joiners, cabbies, shopfitters, furniture and kitchenmakers. It’s a product that encourages the shift to waterbased as well: no bad fumes, easy on spray gear with a result that in most applications is just fantastic.” Networking for Adrian is a big plus as well. “Keeping in touch with companies like Central Joinery and many other leading finishing operations keeps me on the ball and able to upskill myself in the process.” says Adrian. Ernie adds “We are pleased to have Adrian on board as he adds that level of experience so difficult to find all in one person. Of course he is well known in the coatings industry as well. This adds value to what he says and does.”

For more information contact either Ernie Dumper at PPG on 09 573 2121 or email or Adrian Armstrong on 021 357 161 or

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Felder quiet & accurate It’s a joinery shop that has the Italian Rowing 8’s racing boat from the 1978 World Championships suspended from the workshop ceiling. But this glorious piece of craftsmanship – raced on Lake Karapiro - isn’t all that make Dunedin’s JP’s Quality Kitchens unique. The fact that the workshop is in the old General Stores building adds a historical flavour, as does knowing the building once housed a recuperating elephant. The stunning New York-style loft conversions above add a touch of glamour to the premises, which are right in the middle of Dunedin’s CBD. Usually you’d expect noise to preclude a joinery workshop from operating amidst cafes and retail stores, but with care and good planning owner John Peddie has managed to create an ideal work-life balance: work downstairs, with the family’s loft apartment above. JP Quality Kitchens’workshop is set back and inside the heavy brick building, and careful renovation along with quiet machinery means John has no problem with his neighbours. His most recent purchase – a Felder D951 thicknesser with silent-POWER cutterblock has taken care of that. “Our old 20 inch thicknesser used to scream” says John. “You could hear it from down the street, and I was very aware that as this area developed then noise would become an issue. But now, problem solved. My dust extractor is louder than my new thicknesser – I can barely tell the Felder is running.” John and his team produce solid wood furniture, including a lot of heavy table-tops, so a quality finish was an important consideration when choosing a thicknesser.“I use a lot of console-grade timber – customers like the character you can see in the wood” he says. “But I’d spend an age running slowly

with the machine shaking around on the floor, and I used to get a lot of blow-out. With the Felder I use a slow feed speed and take a little off at a time. I’m getting a far better result.” The D951 came equipped with powered rise and fall, including fine adjustment and a digital readout. “Having such exact control of the rise and fall means I’m confident in the sizing too” says John. When he’s not making kitchens or furniture, or undertaking houselots of joinery, John has his own properties to work on. “It’s a nice mix to work for customers and for myself,” he says. “It means that there’s no downtime for the workshop, because if we’re not busy for a client then we have our own work to do.” Much of this work is on display in the loft apartments above. Evidence of John’s workmanship is everywhere, from the furniture to the panelled walls to the huge, carefully renovated lift apparatus that dominates the ceiling space above the kitchen in his AirBnB loft rental.

John Peddie with the Felder FB710 bandsaw and Felder D951 thicknesser.

All of John’s work is bespoke, and word of mouth brings in a lot of his customers. “I enjoy creating something within a client’s budget, whatever that budget is” he says. But working on one-off projects all the time makes it harder to work efficiently, because every job needs time spent on design, set-up, tooling etc. It was his need to be flexible that led John to upgrade to a Felder FB710 bandsaw. “For some of the outdoor furniture I was making, it was taking up to 10 hours with a circular saw, a skill saw and a handsaw, because of the heavy timber I use,” John says. “With the Felder FB710 I’m doing the same work in 40 minutes. It’s got a massive cut, and the 5.5kW motor gives plenty of grunt to get through these chunky beams.” John also added the optional flip up tables for extra workpiece support. When combined with the Felder’s braked motor and comprehensive guarding then the FB710 is a very safe machine

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to use. And safety is no small consideration for John and his team, not least because WorkSafe are about to move in to offices just around the corner. Wi t h a b u s t l i n g c e n t r a l city location that speaks of individuality and flair, JP Quality Kitchens are a modern and fresh take on a traditional joinery shop. Sensible investments in premises and quality machinery support their varied work, and John’s style is in demand on projects across Dunedin. But what’s most

apparent from his quirky working environment and unique style is that John Peddie really enjoys what he does for a living, and his customers appreciate the distinctive joinery that he and his team are creating.

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Parkwood recently installed a new Egmont Air extraction system which recovers dust and shavings and compacts them into briquettes

Parkwood recycle wood dust Parkwood Products, one of New Zealand’s largest door manufacturer, have just relocated to a brand new, purpose-built facility. The new facility provided a clean slate for factory layout and optimizing efficiencies which included a new Egmont Dust Extraction System to provide premium extraction levels while conserving energy. The new Egmont system not only features super-efficient fans and filtrationmedia but also a briquette machine system which recovers waste dust and shavings to produce a valuable energy source. The Egmont Briquette machine recycles the waste dust and shavings produced from manufacturing and compacts these into a solid hard briquette that is 300% higher density than the original wood product! Not only that, another major benefit is the compaction ratio of raw sawdust which compresses to 10% of its original volume. Previously Parkwood were filling

20’ containers full of dust, now a small 2m3 bin collects the briquettes which can be used for fuelling boilers or general heating. The Egmont system is also fitted with 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. Consequently, Parkwood have more suction capacity and have decreased power consumption by 32.8% from their original site. 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.

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. Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, many solutions are available off-theshelf for all types of dust or fume applications including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more.

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Extracting dust insid

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e lived on a gentle lifestyle block with no large animals, no dangerous dogs, and sturdy, safe fences. It was the perfect, safe setting for my daughter to enjoy her early years. On this particular day, we’d come home with the groceries. I let her play in the warming spring sun while I unloaded the groceries. The breeze danced through the house and the front door slammed closed. Irritated but not too bothered, I headed over to open it back up. That’s when I heard it. A bone chilling scream on the other side of the door. Two quick strides and I was there. Face crumpled, tears streaming down, the apple of my eye stood there, apparently unhurt but very upset. I swept her into my arms and only then did I notice her hand. Four fingers were white and flattened. A red line on either side of the fingers marked where the door frame ended abruptly. Her hand was crushed. My heart was crushed. What I didn’t know it at the time, is that this scene is all too common. In 2016 doors injured more than 14,000 people; over 9,000 were injured in their home. ACC paid out more than $6 million for these new claims while handling over $13.8 million in ongoing claims for an additional 40,000 injuries. (1) How many of us know that doors are dangerous? I didn’t. I built my life around doors, being a joiner carpenter. I took them for granted and lived with the slamming, banging, and rework they caused me with their unforgiving forces, upwards of 40 tons per square inch – an immense crushing force. Fortunately, my lack of awareness didn’t cause my daughter any permanent damage. She was unable to use her hand for a couple of week, but eventually things returned to normal for her. Other children are not so lucky. My experience with my daughter sent me on a journey to remove the danger. I spent 11 years developing SoftSlam, a discreet dampner that fits in the door jamb and passively protects the home from the violent, dangerous forces of the doors. Only one product on the market takes the thrust out of a swiftly closing door preventing a forceful hit on the jamb and the scissor like pinching action of the hinge side. Door closers will control the force of the door, but all too often the maintenance personnel in charge of the door closers adjust them so tight that they close the door on anything that gets in the way. SoftSlam works alone or with a door closer to prevent a hard close without preventing the door to close. Nicolas Hopkins Slammer-Anti Ltd, SoftSlam Foxton, New Zealand mobile: 021 230 3218

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Dust can be explosive: some dusts more than others. If possible, a dust collector or filter should be placed outside because if the unit does catch fire, or explodes, it doesn’t burn down the building and there is less chance of injury to staff. But sometimes placing a filter outside just isn’t possible. A major redevelopment to a college, opening this month in the Wellington CBD, needed a dust collector, but it had to be placed on the first floor of a brand new building. The building is clad with large glass windows and is designed with interior glass walls. Furthermore, the intended position for the filter system was right by the lift door! Obviously the effects of a dust explosion in this modern environment could be catastrophic not only to staff and students but also pedestrians outside. So the consulting engineers for the college were tasked with finding a dust extraction filter that did the job of collecting the dust, was safe, was practical (i.e. easy to empty the dust collected), and, if at all possible wouldn’t look an eyesore in the middle of a high quality, high tech, interior fit out. In past sites the college had used various portable, low cost bag machines, with small filter bags on the top, which quickly became clogged and resulted in the fine dust escaping and settling all over the surrounding area, and permeated through the rest of the site via common walkways. This sort of scenario also leads to problems with fine dust in the air conditioning system. It is this fine dust, between 1 and 10 microns, that is most damaging to the human respiratory tract, and most likely to affect your lungs long term. For this new development, following old solutions in such a confined space, wasn’t acceptable. Geoff Ebdon from NZDUCT +FLEX recommended a Stealth filter. Designed and manufactured

in Denmark by JKF Industri, the Stealth Filter has the following features: • Designed from conception to be as safe as possible for interior use • Quiet • Energy saving • Easy to operate – green button ON/ red button OFF • Easy wheelbarrow to empty the dust • Blends into modern multiuse workspaces In summary, the consulting engineers requirements were met: Safety The Stealth Filter has been designed and manufactured to reduce the possibility of a dust explosion: • No electric components are present inside the dust-filled zones • No own ignition sources are present inside the filter • Fan inside the filter is constructed according to "EN 14986 Design of fans working in potentially explosive atmospheres" • The electrostatic risks are covered by complying to "EN 13463-1 Nonelectrical equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres" • Anti-static filter bags (and Anti-static dust-bags are used in the dust-barrow) • The filter is constructed to be pressure shock resistant to 200 mbar • Built in Fire Suppressions System – if a temperature increase is detected foam fills the dust compartment Quiet and energy saving The Stealth Filter has an integrated acoustically dampened fan, to reduce noise and is fitted with Automatic Pressure Sensor, Energy Saving fan control. As more suction is required the fan speeds up, as you close off outlets it slows. This saves power consumption as well as reducing noise.


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With the recent law changes making all business owners, directors and managers personally liable for their staff, students and own safety, it pays to consider the safety features of any dust extraction solution. If you’re a consulting engineer advising your client regarding dust solutions and the unit has to be placed inside the workspace, selecting a Stealth Filter means you have supplied the safest solution presently available. You could not reasonably do more to safeguard people.

State of the Art “For many suppliers, the technology for dust extraction equipment is stuck in the 1960’s.” comments Geoff Ebdon general manager of NZDuct+Flex, “We however are able to offer state of the art filters with safety and cleaning features unique in New Zealand. Our supplier JKF’s decades of expertise based in the world’s most demanding market (Europe) benefits us here. “

There are 4 Stealth models available with optimum air extraction of 2000-6000m3/hour of dust and air. Scandinavia is famous, even in Europe, for their safety record as well as classic, clean, contemporary design. The Stealth Filter is a good example of this. For more details call 0508 69 38 28 or visit and






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Where are they now? for the recognition it provided. “Plus the prize money enabled me to buy some much needed tools.”

Winning the John Tiddy Memorial Award is clearly part of the motivation behind young cabinet making and joinery apprentices doing well, and moving their careers and lives in the right direction. The 2016 award winners we spoke to said winning the award had been a milestone in their lives, and assisted with their career development and progress. Kiwi award winner David Irvine, 23, of Barrett Joinery in the South Island city of Timaru finished his apprenticeship in 2016 and is now a key member of the substantial company workforce operating in the traditional kitchen cabinet making industry. “Winning a John Tiddy award was a great experience and has been very helpful for my career development and future prospects,” said David. “It looks good on my CV, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit the AWISA show in Melbourne and to see all the machinery, technology and equipment.” David who was also the winner of the Masters Joinery award in 2015 for New Zealand’s most promising apprentice plans to stay with Barrett Joinery. Myles Gostelow, owner of fine furniture manufacturer Myles Gostelow Furniture was enthusiastic about the performance

The 2016 winners of the John Tiddy Memorial Award: Douglas Keith, ACT; Ranii Wiari, Queensland; Nicholas Johnston, WA; David Irvine, New Zealand; Nathan McMahon, Victoria; Michael McKim, Queensland; and Chris Thompson, South Australia.

of NSW and ACT John Tiddy award winner Douglas Keith. “He is an awesome young bloke. We are a small, tight-knit work team of two, with a large amount of passion that drives what we do.” Vi c t o r i a n a w a r d w i n n e r Nathan McMahon finished his apprenticeship towards the end of 2017. He continues to work for bespoke furniture maker GDA. Founder Geoff Divko said his company predominantly manufacturers furniture and joinery. “We produce everything from individual pieces to entire domestic fit outs. We are passionate about fine design, detail and workmanship.” He said he was delighted to have Nathan in the company. “He has a great

character and is a good tradesman with a professional mindset and likes to challenge himself.” Now a senior contributor to the South Australian company Walls Bros Designer Kitchens, John Tiddy award winner Chris Thompson, 29 has matured into a senior tradesman. With a staff of about 85, Walls Bros is the largest high-end complete house joinery company in South Australia. Chris said he has been helped by the company to become a fully rounded tradesman working in the company’s high end kitchen design, manufacturing and installation business. “They really look after me here and I am very happy to stay.” He said winning the John Tiddy award was great

WA John Tiddy winner Nicholas Johnston has used the win as a launching pad for other things according to his employer Paul Milton. Located at Dardanup, just south of Bunbury, Paul M i l t o n ’s S t u d i o M i l t o n i s a widely recognised designer and manufacturer of bespoke hand-crafted furniture using Western Australia-sourced native timbers. Paul said Nicholas is widely regarded in the state. “He has been well placed in the WA Master Builders awards and has represented Australia in the WorldSkills series. Winning the John Tiddy award, with the prize money has contributed towards travel costs and Nicholas has been able to compete for WorldSkills in Manchester and in China. AWISA established the award in 2008 to commemorate the late John Tiddy’s contribution to the Australasian furniture and woodworking industry, and his contribution to AWISA. AWISA 2018 takes place at the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre from 4-7 July 2018. The entry form for the John Tiddy Memorial Award is available at

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Skill Shortage a serious industry problem

As timber suppliers to exterior timber joinery companies throughout New Zealand, we have seen a systemic pattern emerging in recent years, in particular during the last 18 months. Joiners are getting desperate to find skilled staff members. We can safely say that the problem has become rather serious as there are businesses turning work away when as a matter of fact they cannot afford to. Are we heading for a crisis? According to CareersNZ, our governmental organisation that helps New Zealanders make informed learning and work decisions, “skill shortage” is a “catch-all” term to describe a range of situations in which an employer is finding difficulties finding a worker with the right skills. Skill shortages may differ in cause and nature: • Genuine skill shortage When there are not enough job seekers who have the required skills. • Skill shortage caused by recruitment and retention difficulties When there are enough job seekers with the required skills but they choose not to work because they are unhappy with pay rates and/or working conditions.

• Labour shortage When there are simply not enough workers available, skilled and unskilled. This happens when unemployment numbers are low. In our industry, our skill shortage is probably a combination of all of the above.The NZ economy is doing quite well at the moment and unemployment figures are relatively low. With less people on the labour market and more work to be done the pressure is on for employers having to compete for workers. It is not dissimilar from having to find work for the joinery shop and compete with other joiners to win customers. A point of sobering reality is that it takes 4 to 5 years to train up a qualified timber joiner, which means that if we are having a problem right now it will take some time to fix. So we better get onto it quick. The next question is; are we doing that? The answer is the next point of sobering reality; probably not … As business owners, employers, we have to take a good look at ourselves first. When there is a problem, all too soon we tend to find something to blame, an external influence, which is seemingly beyond our control. This mind-set can be a mistake, the difference between being a successful business or not. When there is a problem more than often there are a number of reasons as to why something

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is going wrong. One of them is the change from our New Zealand government making changes to the apprentice system that was in place through the Ministry of Education up until 1992. Government subsidised workplace-based training, it was highly regulated and lacked flexibility. It was difficult for new industry to enter as the economy was changing. In short the responsibility of training shifted from the government to employers. ITO’s were formed, Industry Training Organisations funded by government. The current training system for our industry is going through the BCITO covering the building sector in general. This training organisation is funded by government and took over from what we knew as JITTO in 2014. They provide assistance in establishing an apprenticeship,supplying learning material and carry out assessments. Today’s system is based on the employer being the trigger to make training happen. If there is currently a skill shortage the main reason is that overall there has not been enough training happening, timber joinery employers involving and teaching young people. What we can really improve on is changing our attitude towards training. In today’s environment we can no longer rely on government and industry

to deliver trained employees. It needs to be done within our own work place, on an ongoing basis. More than ever you will have staff turnover, people move on, more frequent than in the past, the environment has changed. We need to clean up our act with regard to the stigma of being “the apprentice”. There is no point in treating the youngster on the work floor as the lowest in the pecking order, to get him or her to sweep the floor, get lunches, and clean the toilets for the first 18 months. Get them on the real stuff from the start and make a genuine commitment. We should probably change our pitch to being a “trainee” rather than “apprentice”. Finding young people. Times have changed. Our kids in school are having many more options today than in the past. We need to learn to see what is going through their minds and how our industry is being perceived. Feedback from joiners often is that they believe youngsters are no longer interested in taking up the tools in a factory environment. This may be true but why and what are we going to do about it. It is not until we manufacture everything with robots that we will not need them. Our youth is the future of New Zealand. Yes, we live in an age where parents like to see their kids go to university. Universities have evolved from governmental financial black holes into commercial money making

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institutions. Arguably, a fair number of “bums on seats” courses have been created, without real jobs to get into and in the process setting up our kids with almost life long debts. We may be on a turning point soon, as parents are starting to see the consequences. All the more reason to get our act together soon. As an individual company there are things you can do other than just keep advertising. Youngsters, future employees are at schools. The most likely candidates are having fun during the wood tech classes. Teachers with a heart in what they are doing see this, know this and love to make a link with the real world,helping the good kids getting ahead after school. This has been a successful avenue for Tunnicliffe’s on several occasions.

The gateway program is a good example of making sure young people are coming through the system. These youngsters are still at school and integrate into the work force on a part time basis. There is very good work done by the BCITO however we need to realise that timber joinery is a relatively small part of the building industry and we may just not get enough coverage to make a difference. We are operating very much in a niche market and therefore need to take more responsibility, as individual companies to reach out to the right candidates. As an industry sector, would there be a more active role to play for our Master Joiner Association? BCITO have conducted proper market research on the joinery market. They have programs to actively bring in candidates but still rely on employers and industry organisations to work with them to find new young timber joiners. It is time for our niche market industry to step up, as we have done recently with NZS 4211. We need to try to turn the tide … Tunnicliffe Timber Company Limited

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awards & education dy design 2018 is a year of harvest for NKBA, for many years we have worked steadily to improve and hone the vision of our previous Boards and staffs hard work to further evolve and grow to align ourselves with where our industry is forging ahead. There are continual changes and challenges for businesses dealing with heavy workloads, which implicate staffing requirements, importation of sub-standard products to the NZ market and end consumer. It is vital that we listen carefully to our strategic partners, members and consumer needs to ensure that our Association keeps relevant to the changes while still keeping the core values alive. NKBA has been working with BCITO to further develop the kitchen and bathroom design qualifications on the NZQA framework. These are in the final stages of development and we hope to confirm the 2018 course dates once NZQA have approved the new qualifications. It is exciting to announce that the new Level 5 Diploma in Kitchen Design will encompass the previously known Level 4 National Certificate in Kitchen Design in part plus part of the old National Diploma in Kitchen Design, making this qualification now achievable in 2 years. For those who have achieved or are currently working on the Level 4 National Certificate there will be a pathway for you to complete additional credits to receive the new Level 5 National Diploma in Kitchen Design.

A qualified designer is a huge asset to a manufacturing business and conversely a designer has an extended opportunity to learn whilst working with a manufacturer.

enter more that one entry into the awards and achieve the highest points combined total allocated by the judges. And a further Kitchen Distinction Award category for $80-$100k.

Education as always is at the foremost of NKBA’s strategic plan as new designers are the lifeline of our Association and highly valued. NKBA and BCITO work in conjunction to support students with their designated BCITO training advisor, recognising employers with the recent BCITO My Boss Legend campaign, acknowledging students by BCITO Most Promising Student Award, our annual Student Design competition and CDS Student scholarships, all the while connecting students with our established designers and keeping abreast of current trends and product knowledge through suppliers.

Part of the 2018 NKBA Executive focus is keeping current with the use of social media and technology via Facebook and Instagram which has become second nature and such a big part of our world today. It is vital to be able to reach out and meet young people to fill our industry as well as promote our businesses to customers in this space. Like us on Facebook NKBA NZ and Instagram nkbanz to keep up to date with our current news. We are excited to be extending our commitment in this area this year. We will be bringing you great stories, inspiration with amazing images not to mention showcase the winners of the 2018 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards

NKBA Excellence in Design Awards 2018 will open for entries in March so check out our new NKBA website for all relevant information including the new award categories and entry form. Remember the quality of the photography and staging of the kitchen, bathroom or alternative space is critical for supporting your entry. New Award categories including Most Likeable Kitchen 2018 sponsored by Hafele will be hosted on NKBA’s Facebook page following Awards and Conference extending the Awards programme and open to the public for their vote. Designer of the Year sponsored by Laminex NZ will be open to designers who

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We welcome you to join us for Conference in Auckland on Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August 2018. The theme this year will focus around Technology, it is happening at such speed with appliances telling us what we need at the supermarket, coming home to our homes at night in winter with the drapes pulled, lights on and soothing music playing at the end of the day. It is necessary for us to keep current with what is happening in the world the needs and options for clients. Come and learn! We will be celebrating “Excellence in Design Awards 2018” entrants and winners plus those students being acknowledged as BCITO’s

Most Promising Student, winner of the Student Design Challenge and those students who have achieved their qualifications during the previous year, at the Awards evening on Saturday 18 August. The Certified Designers Society will be presenting CDS Scholarships to the deserving recipients. Conference registrations will open in May. Check out the NKBA website for further information www.nkba.

“For those attending EuroCucina in April, we wish you an inspirational and amazing trip. Come back and influence us and do what the amazing joiners and designers of New Zealand do best”

H& &S with Kathy Compliance

get comfortable in your workspace Welcome to 2018! After so long lying around on the beach over the summer and a general reluctance to be back at a desk, it seems appropriate to start this year’s Health and Safety column with discussion of ergonomics. Are we all sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin … E rg o n o m i c s i s “ t h e s t u d y of people's efficiency in their working environment”. But the term is also used to refer to the process of maintaining comfort and avoiding repetitive straintype injuries while at work. For much of the working population this involves having a desk and chair set up appropriately, with a monitor or two at the right height and a keyboard and mouse positioned correctly. But we don’t all sit at a desk, especially in the joinery industry. Instead many of us are moving around our workplace throughout the day – whether it be operating or servicing machinery, working with raw materials and products, or carrying out installations on site. Sitting is usually reserved for smoko time, or driving to and from work. So having a chair with 5 points of adjustment and an anatomically designed mouse is of little use. There are some things that are useful though. Comfortable shoes are a start. There’s often a slight conflict between safety and comfort, because steel caps are usually required. But if you’re on your feet all day then quality supportive shoes are a

simple, well-proven equipment that can reduce or remove the need for a worker to be straining with a heavy or awkward load.

must – especially if you’re flat footed – so it’s worth spending the money to get a pair that are supportive and comfortable. Rubber or ‘anti-fatigue’ mats can also help, providing a softer, more comfortable area to stand, and reducing the stress on the muscles in your legs. Rubber mats can also help avoid cold feet in the colder months. (But so do thick woollen socks and they’re cheaper!) While the environment of a joinery shop is assessed regularly for safety, it’s only a small step to consider ergonomics too. In fact, good ergonomics should improve safety, and productivity. Think of handling for example. Having machines laid out to match the flow of production means the distances required to carry workpieces are shorter, and so production should be faster. There are fewer opportunities to scone your fellow workmates as you struggle past them with an overweight panel, and there should be fewer back injuries if heavier items are not being carried far. Or not carried at all is even better: appropriate handling equipment can work wonders. Infeed and roller tables, panel returns for edgebanders, vacuum lifters adjacent to your CNC – all

It’s not just physical factors that improve your ergonomics at work. Noise pollution is also a big factor. Fortunately, the decibel ratings of some of the classical machinery available today are half what they used to be. But quieter machinery doesn’t just reduce the risk of hearing damage. A quieter environment is also nicer to work in. Less stressful. Think of all those commercials you see for health and wellbeing spas or retreats. Soft music, trickling water and perhaps the odd whale sound to get you in the mood to relax. The whine of your panel saw while it rains outside isn’t quite the equivalent to gentle dolphin sounds, but if it’s less intrusive then you’re far more likely to be in a happy place at work – rather than gritting your teeth against it all. Safety concerns about other areas of a joinery workshop environment also contribute to better ergonomics. Air quality is an obvious one, with clean air and a warm environment resulting in less illness and absence at work. Quality extraction is at the root of clean air, and there are a variety of new products available to assist. Popular at present are sanding tables – slatted tables that are extracted from underneath. Whether you use them for sanding, or as an interim workstation where the dust is removed before further processing, they’re yet another way to keep dust away from your workplace.

When it comes to assembly, then working at the right height is an important factor for good posture, and minimising injury. Again, there are all sorts of heightadjustable worktables designed to ensure the right height for the right job. When matched with the correct jigs and tools (and skills) then most jobs can be carried out both safely, and in reasonable comfort. Lying on the beach in the sun in January was satisfying, particularly ergonomically. The occasional stone under the towel was easily removed, I was comfortable, stressfree, and even had my PPE gear with me (sunhat, sunscreen). But being back at work then it’s a bit more of an effort to consider comfort, but it’s just as important. So if you find yourself doing something that’s uncomfortable then take a minute to step back and think whether there’s a better way. There will be. It might be that you need a better machine – we’d certainly appreciate that. Or you might just need new gloves. Or to move your workstation a metre to the left. Or a hand from a colleague. But there will almost always be a better, more comfortable way to carry out your work. It’s just a matter of taking the time out to think and then do something about it. Kathy from Jacks

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

What is the best way to resolve a low value building dispute? Sooner or later every tradesman is going to have a dispute with a client that can’t be resolved by negotiation. You can debate the issues until you’re blue in the face, but one or both of you is going to remain obstinate or is going to be unable or unwilling to see the other party’s point of view. In those situations, people don’t act rationally, especially when they are stressed or emotionally charged. They’re not about to compromise or meet you in the middle. They feel a deep sense of injustice, regardless of whether they are right or wrong, and all they care about is to inflict more pain on you than the pain they believe you are inflicting on them. So it’s pointless continuing the argument, and what you need to do is refer the dispute to an independent third party, as quickly as you possibly can. A lot of well-intended people will try to dissuade you from doing this. They will encourage you to try things like mediation, which involves sitting around a table while a mediator tries to get the parties to reach agreement between themselves. But there are some major disadvantages to mediation. First, the parties have to pay the mediator’s fees and expenses, which can amount to several thousand dollars. Secondly, if one of the parties isn’t going to budge, then the end result will be that you have wasted hours and hours of pointless discussion and you are back to square one. Thirdly, a mediation can take up to a month or two to organise and complete, which is precious time you could have used to get the dispute resolved in some other way.

Mediation works in situations where both parties have an equal amount to lose, and an equal incentive to compromise so as to avoid the cost and delay of the dispute dragging on. For that reason, it is very effective in leaky home claims, most of which are settled either in mediation or shortly afterwards. But in normal building disputes, typically one party has no incentive to resolve the dispute at all, because they are already in a winning position. For example, where the property owner has unilaterally withheld payment from the joiner as compensation for an alleged failure on the joiner’s part. Or the joiner has been paid in full on completion of the project and refuses to acknowledge or respond to a later claim from the owner about some latent defect that has emerged. In those situations, the faster the aggrieved party can refer the dispute to an independent expert who has power to make a binding ruling, the better. In the construction industry, there are at least five ways of doing that. Three you can do as of right, and the other two you can do if the other party agrees or has already agreed (for example, in the building contract). The three dispute-resolution methods that you can use regardless of whether the other party agrees or not, are the Disputes Tribunals (our small claims courts), adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act, and the Courts. The two that you can use only if the other party has agreed, are arbitration, and referral to an expert or panel of experts (which is an informal process that is not governed by an Act of Parliament and the rules of engagement have to be agreed).

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In large commercial construction projects where the parties have big budgets you typically see much greater use of dispute resolution boards, arbitration, and litigation in the courts. In the smaller construction projects where the disputes are generally low value (for example, $10,000 - $250,000) and the parties have very modest budgets, you see much greater use of the Disputes Tribunals and adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act, both of which are quicker and more cost-effective. In the low value disputes the emphasis is on affordability and practicality. The exorbitant cost, complex procedures and inordinate delays that you get in the courts (or for that matter, arbitration) are out of the question. You want “quick and dirty” justice because that is all you can afford. As long as the outcome is reasonably fair, it does not matter whether it is 100% accurate because at least it enables the parties to put the dispute behind them and move on. There are, however, certain important factors that can make all the difference between a reasonably fair outcome and a major miscarriage of justice. First, it is important that the disputed amount is paid into a trust account or secured in some other way so that both parties are deprived of the use of the money. Only in this way can you make it an even contest, and create an equal incentive for each party to participate in the disputeresolution process. If one of the parties is holding the money and is free to spend it, then in their minds they have already “won” the dispute, and their incentive is to throw as many obstacles in the way of the dispute-resolution process as they possibly can.

Secondly, you want the dispute resolved by a genuine expert, not someone who has never been exposed to a construction project before or whose career has focused on tenancy disputes or marriage break-ups in the past. That is one of the reasons why the Disputes Tribunals are not ideally suited to handling construction disputes. Apart from the fact that their jurisdiction is limited to claims of up to $15,000, the Referees in the Disputes Tribunals tend to be very easily persuaded by the prevailing public and media mindset that the homeowner is invariably in the right and the tradesman is invariably in the wrong. Thirdly, the outcome is going to be far more reliable if the independent expert actually gets to meet the parties, and does a site inspection. Any badly-adjusted individual can make themselves out to be a paragon of virtue if they stay hidden in the background and simply file written arguments, especially if written by someone else. Similarly, on the basis that a picture paints a thousand words, a site inspection is invaluable for putting things in context and countering exaggeration. Finally, you ideally want both parties bound by the rules of engagement and by the outcome, with very little opportunity to appeal the decision or re-litigate the dispute. Only then can you contain the cost, resolve the dispute quickly, and put it behind you and move on. Geoff Hardy has 42 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 email This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

Steering a course Ian Featherstone

Performance for profit So, how's 2018 going for you so far? Are you on track for the goals you set during the Christmas break? Hopefully you're feeling in control, and the business is humming. Companies only exist if they continue to make money, but business owners aren't in business merely to exist. They should be achieving more – and the company should be able to provide this. Therefore, business owners need to keep their fingers on the pulse and their eyes on the $$. But what should you measure, and how do you do this without micromanaging others? The two most critical elements that make up costs and determine how much gross margin is made are time and materials. The great thing is that these can be absolutely under your control. But it's important to ensure that your operations people are focused on their efficient use of time and correct use of material (whilst reducing waste). You'll have heard the expression, "What gets measured, gets managed". This is true, but I recommend that business owners don't manage everything themselves, but put in place simple, visual measures their teams can use to guide them towards higher performance, and that can be immediately recognised.

Consider making a "traffic light dashboard", so that it's easy to see what's in red, amber or green. Then ask the right questions to keep your team moving forward and improving. Time • Measure downtime, find the overall percentage and by category. Then you can focus on the largest category that you want to reduce first. For companies which don't manage this, the overall figure is often 20-25%. Getting it down to 10% will bring real gains and put you at the top of your field. •

Measure actual time to estimate, by task or work centre. This is easy for large projects. For small, repetitive jobs, measure the machine rate. Edgebanding and nesting are good examples of this. Measuring Pieces or lineal metres is better for edgebanding, and sheets or parts per hour is better for nesting. Think about how the variation in your job type affects throughput. If you have sales people /designers, how do you account for their time? In today's modern factories it's

not uncommon for overhead staff to be around the same quantity as shopfloor. Their time should be added into your labour cost, to give a more accurate profitability measure. There are many ways to capture the information, appropriate to the size of your business and complexity of jobs. Once you get a handle on how long things take and how much productive time you have available, you can: a) Create a plan that is achievable for your business; b) Offer your customers more reliability on their delivery times; c) Calculate your hourly chargeout rates with more confidence – leading to improved margins; d) Understand how much and what type of work produces your best, most profitable results. Materials • Ensure that the most appropriate materials are estimated and used. Create a process to capture specification from beginning to end. • Check quantities used match estimate. Understand the variance, and feedback to others. • If you have assumptions for waste percentage, carry out periodic checks to verify these.

Price Acknowledge what your customers are actually buying. Product is one thing, but they're also paying for service and a great customer experience! Premium price businesses offer exceptional service, treat their customers well, anticipate their needs and go out of their way to accommodate them. Understand what's important to your customers – and then sell that to them. Its not just about the product. Backcosting • Use all of the aforementioned information to do back costings. Depending on your business, you might do this for every job, periodically, or on a sample of different job types. If the latter, be sure to do a large enough sample to make it relevant, and repeat the process frequently. • Every month, get your key people together to review these figures and agree on actions to improve. Do the actions, review the results, focus on improving the process. Don't stop! Ian Featherstone is a business and leadership coach, and owner of Glass Half Full. He specialises in the construction industry, particularly the joinery and cabinetry sector. For more information please visit www.

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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 (2017) Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact Rory Johns. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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


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

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

Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue World Yachting Ltd 6 Ngahura Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 021 150 5710, contact Serge Landry.

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

bmc limited Unit E, 191B Archers Road, Auckland 0629, Ph 027 511 3717, contact Sandra & Bjoern May.

Heritage Joinery Ltd 1007 Paerata Road, Paerata, Pukekohe. Ph 09 239 2794, contact Michael Oglesby.

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

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contact Noel Rowse.

Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Simon Buckley.

Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Carlielle Kitchens 138 Manukau Road, Pukekohe, Auckland 2120, Ph 09 238 5222, contact Doug McMiken.

KBL Serene Joinery Ltd 70 Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 443 5679, contact Matthew Senior. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Kitchen Dynamics Limited 122 Kitchener Road, Waiuku, Auckland, Ph 09 235 0252, contact Colin Drummond.

Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. Counties Joinery 36 Sedgebrook Rd, Patumahoe, RD 1, Pukekohe 2678. Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras NZS4211 Affiliated. CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking Unit 5, 56 Rewarewa Rd, Raumanga, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Design Timber Doors & Windows Ltd 118 Mangere Road, Otahuhu, Auckland, Ph 021 0868 6770, contact Sailesh Prakash. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. 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 59A Leonard Rd, Penrose, 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.

Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry

Timber Joinery Solutions Ltd 1007 Tauhoa Road, R D 4, Warkworth, Auckland, Ph 09 422 5873, Contact Dave Sattler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Wendekreisen Travel Ltd Unit 1, 197 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland, Ph 03 489 6507, contact Sascha Warnken; Dieter Schuetze Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce. Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Countrylane Kitchens 44 Marshall Road, Katikati 3178, Ph 0274 761 315, contact Darrell Garrett. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact George van Boven. 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. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 26 Alexander Ave, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ian Megchelse or Craig Mackie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pacific Coast Kitchens NZ Ltd 471 Omokoroa Road, R D 2, Tauranga, Ph 07 548 0606, contact Eric Thompson. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 360 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu 3800. 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. SMJ Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, contact Stu Martin. Stanley Interiors Ltd 6 Browne Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Craig Davison. NZS4211 Affiliated. St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss. 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. Waikato Joinery Specialists 56 Killarney Road, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001, Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris. Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones.

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

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

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

Kitchen In Ltd 9 Saltash St, Upper Vogeltown, New Plymouth 4310, Ph 06 753 8006, Contact Marty Surrey

Palmerston North Joinery 2015 Ltd 153 Benmore Ave, Palmerston North. Ph 027 353 6010, contact Brian Craw.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly.

Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank.

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

Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt.

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

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

Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Shaun McDowell. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes.

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. SB Joinery Ltd 2 Edward Street, Pahiatua 4910, Ph 027 979 0368, contact Scott Beales. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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 Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, contact John Andrew.

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

Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

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

Prestige Furniture & Joinery Ltd 38 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 1789, contact Richard Dohmen.

Dynamic Joinery & Cabinetry 6b Maces Road, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 022 087 9918, contact Jeremy Smith.

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

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

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


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.

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

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

Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 39 Park St, Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt, 5019, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton.

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

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

Wellington Joinery and Kitchens Ltd 8a Burgess Road, Johnsonville, Wellington. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Phil Schwartfeger. Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind.

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.

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.

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

Commercial Joinery Wellington Ltd 232 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 2050, contact Grant Smith

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. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

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 69 Pharazyn St, Melling, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Secretary, Philip Thompson PO Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730 A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Blenheim Building Centre 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3049, contact Wayne Yealands. Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer. Building Connexion Ltd ITM Joinery, 16-18 King Edward Street, Motueka, Ph 03 528 7256, contact Paul Rusbatch. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell. Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 64 Beatty Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Ph 03 547 0010, contacts Noel Tait / Michelle Hill. James Neal Joinery 35 Fell Street, Grovetown, Marlborough, Ph 03 577 7872, contact James Neal. Matai Joinery Nelson Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

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

Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, contact Peter Robertson.

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

LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, contact Steve Mangan. 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. Architectural Joinery Ltd 82 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 377 6760, contact Andrew Clark Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, contact Russell Lloyd. Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 306 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury. Ph 03 313 6256, contact Brent Johnson. 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. Modulink Screen Partitions 2012 Ltd 47 Hands Road, Addington, Christchurch, Ph 03 338 6464, contact Sam Bain. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated.

NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruben’s Joinery Limited 402 Bethels Road, 4 R D, Christchurch, Ph 03 329 5458, contact Ruben Patchett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Retro Wood (Zeddd Group Ltd) 122 Kaituki Ridge Lane, Queensberry Hills, Cromwell. Ph 027 434 6912, contact Catherine Mann.

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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


Coronet Woodware (2017) Ltd 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Colin Strang. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated. Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, contact Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Jo Sherborne PO Box 2115, Washdyke, Timaru 7910, Ph 03 688 4783, email

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duncan Joinery Limited 20 King Street, Temuka, South Canterbury, Ph 03 615 7327, contact Craig Duncan. Firman Joinery Ltd 10 Endeavour Cres, Nth Oamaru Business Park, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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Timber Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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



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

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

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Sydenham Joinery Ltd 6 Dalziel Pl, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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


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The new Push to Open Synchronisation Bar activates both Quadro V6 and V6+ runners for Innotech Atira drawers in synchronicity. This allows for purist, sleek design as a light press anywhere on a large front panel will provide a perfect solution for effective handless design. As an affordable option for handle free design without cables or power, it allows for quick and easy installation with only a few components. It is easily installed by clipping onto the Quadro runners with fitted adapters, without any need for additional installation space or fixing to drawers. Quadro V6 and V6+ runners have four independent rows of steel balls run in precision steel profiles. Technical details in brief • Full extension with Push to Open function • Load: up to 50 kg • Lengths: 250 – 680 mm • Mounting: cabinet side and base • Concealed runner • Plug-on/slide-on installation • With height and 4D front panel adjustment (height, side, tilt, depth) Quadro V6 and V6+ drawer runners are precision engineered for strength.

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Joiners Magazine March 2018  

New Zealand’s Magazine for the Joinery, Cabinetmaking, Furniture and Kitchen Manufacturing Industries.

Joiners Magazine March 2018  

New Zealand’s Magazine for the Joinery, Cabinetmaking, Furniture and Kitchen Manufacturing Industries.