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contents supreme kitchen 22 A look at the Master Joiners award winning kitchen from Modern Age Joinery with a focus on the design and products used.

COVER Master Joiners Supreme Award winning kitchen Photo courtesy of Modern Age Joinery

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Julian Jaques on keeping focused

handle pictures 32 Contemporary and traditional offerings from our handle suppliers along with some trend tips.

Laminex Update 86 Robert Gibbes on new products and services Dr Buzz 86 Duncan Such with a view on age and experience

managing business 38 Tracking information flows - a look at Planit’s new manager software and some kiwi opinions of it..

Insurance Matters 91 Dean Young with advice on protecting yourself from debt Due Process 92 Geoff Hardy on the nuances of warranties A view from both sides 93 Tony DeLorenzo on the NKBA conference and plastering his house Web Directions 94 Matt Woodward with web trends and tips

drawer systems 46 Once limited to cutlery and junk the kitchen drawer has proliferated in kitchen design over the last decade and with it systems that are quiet, smooth running, sturdy and elegant.


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News & Info 4 - 20 JITO news - 88 FITEC news - 90 Trade Directories - 96

We look at aspects of solid wood processing from machinery, to tooling, to clear finishes and their application.

Product Focus - 100 Classifieds - 103

Things to watch for ... Software giveaway p. 11 • Win a volkswagen p. 16 • Free handles p. 35 Award winners • NKBA p. 18 • Master Joiners p. 22 • Fitec p. 82

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from the presidents desk

Focus on what you can control September brings the promise of milder weather, longer days, and summer on the way. All good things to look forward to after a long winter made tougher due to the business conditions. There doesn’t seem to be much good news around the corner for those of us in the construction sector, and we’re having to accept that lean times will continue for the short term. You will have read various bits of business advice about how to manage your business during recession – all sensible enough I’m sure – but we can’t control all the factors that determine if business will walk in your door.

The 59th edition of JOINERS Magazine was the first to go online.

JOINERS on line Our website now features a full copy of the current issue of JOINERS Magazine in pdf format for easy access and recall. Go to click on the front cover and you will see the magazine as it is on paper. You can read, download a copy for your files or extract any pages of particular interest or importance to you or your company.

So my approach is to identify and focus on what you can control, and try not to sweat the stuff you can’t. You will have to improve, change or reduce elements of your business, and you’ll need to review these measures regularly. But bear in mind, kitchens and joinery haven’t become obsolete, and the joinery industry will still be turning out quality product and service for years to come. Individually, our challenge is to remain in the game until the good times return. Your local Master Joiners meetings are great forums for sharing war stories and ideas, and importantly can offer a support network from other joiners who have a unique understanding of your business environment and challenges. Don’t discount the benefits of that kind of industry support during tougher times. Those of you who travelled to Te Anau for the annual Master Joiners conference will agree it was a superb venue and there was a great vibe amongst the group. Congratulations go to our award winners featured in the June edition – it’s always pleasing to see the high quality of work that our members produce and to reward excellence.

... and on the shore Every year for the last 7 or 8 years, in our December issue, we have visited a provincial city to talk to the locals about business and projects in their area. This year we go over the bridge to visit Aucklands North Shore and welcome enquiry from any manufacturers or suppliers in the area who wish to talk to us about what is happening in their area of the industry.

Next year’s conference is in Rotorua, a tourist mecca which also has loads of great activity options. 23 to 25 June is the date you should be marking in your diary now. And start collecting examples of work that could be entered in next year’s awards to keep this aspect of the conference vibrant and worthwhile. “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t” Best regards to you all Julian Jaques President Registered Master Joiners


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From The Publisher

Another milestone: fifteen years on This issue marks a couple of milestones. Firstly, it sees the completion of fifteen years of publishing the magazine, a longevity not many magazines can claim and secondly, the launch of JOINERS Online whereby you can go to our website and see the latest issue in a PDF format. The availability of the magazine online is an inevitable step for us to take and will probably lead to other developments we have in mind next year. It means the magazine can literally be seen anywhere in the world in real time. This is important to me as a publisher but more important for our advertisers who will now be seen by a potentially unlimited audience both here and overseas: it globalises the magazine.

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We have a good selection of features in this issue. Drawer systems in the kitchen appear now to be a very popular solution for storage and we have some of the latest available from the name brands in this field. We have a good selection of the latest in handle designs as well. In our machinery feature we look at solid wood machinery now available. With CNC and MDF being popular expressions it pays to remember that working with solid wood is still a major part of many joinery operations. A good example is the item we have on the teamwork used to help put together the new Telecom building in downtown Auckland. The use of natural timber let alone painted, is very much out there and the machinery used to cut and shape it is still very much in demand.

his year ’s Conference was a different format to previous years driven by the wonderful site chosen: Te Anau in the deep south. The focus was on the locale and catching up with old friends and a face to face opportunity to talk to people from the various suppliers sponsoring the event. Luckily for all the bad weather stayed away and the temperatures were surprisingly mild. A bit different a few days after the conference I gather!

Continuing our theme of looking at winning entries in various awards we have a close look this time at the Supreme Award winner from Modern Age Joinery in the recently held Master Joiner Awards. This kitchen has simple but effective use of product, a maximization of available space and offers design features that should be of interest to architects, designers and tradespeople alike. We will be covering another award winning entry in our December issue. Talking of the December issue, we will be focusing on Auckland’s North Shore for our regional feature so if you would like us to visit your business, get in touch with myself or Michael.

The event kicked off in fact at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill with the Executive Meeting for the Master Joiners on the Thursday morning followed by a great lunch at the historic Civic Theatre where oysters were the star attraction. Then all those who were not travelling to Te Anau independently hopped on two chartered buses and took the 21/2 hour bus trip to Te Anau in the afternoon. From flat land to the mountainous region to the north made for an interesting trip.

An unsung part of the magazine should be noted as well: the Product Focus section. We often have new products in this regular section rather than just ‘other’ products from various suppliers. It certainly is worth a regular look see for all our readership. Another note should be made of the Master Joiners Conference in Te Anau this year. A different format from past years but it really worked. This Conference was truly about people and the place they met in. I think the sponsors got their money’s worth through their interaction with Master Joiner members.

The Thursday night gathering at the Distinction Hotel, venue for the Conference, was notable for the intriguing range of ethnic foods on offer. Certainly a different approach from previous conferences. The two key outings on the Friday were to either Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. I took the Milford Sound trip the highlight for me was the trip through the Homer Tunnel on the way there.

Finally, our thoughts must be with the people of Christchurch and the surrounding areas affected by the recent earthquake. We offer our best wishes and a speedy return to normality to all those affected.

That night we had the ‘Southern Man’ dinner at the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn: real good Southern hospitality with a good dose of Test Rugby to go with it. Sorry ladies! It was here that I heard about the incident on the Doubtful

Bob Nordgren

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Sound trip where one of the two craft used got stuck on a ledge and everyone on board had to be transferred to the other craft. From all accounts this was handled with aplomb by the boat crew – thank goodness!! Following the NZJMF and JITO AGMs on the Saturday morning there was the only formal session of the conference featuring a truly interesting and inspirational speech from conservation champion Ray Willet. The afternoon provided two more options: the glow worm caves or the Fiordland cinema. I chose the glow worm option which was great until I got a touch of claustrophobia in the cave and had to get out! Never mind, everyone else said it was pretty good. Then came the Awards dinner on the Saturday night at the Distinction Hotel. Thanks must go to Kevyn Moore as MC who despite his gammy leg, did a marvelous job! Congratulations must go the to Master Joiner Award winners and especially the Master Joiner Apprentice Award winners for whom as usual JOINERS Magazine was one of the sponsors. The night was a really social event, as indeed the whole conference was. The objectives of the conference this year were well met: get together, talk and enjoy the surroundings. Thanks must of course go to the sponsors for there involvement as well as the organisers Encore Events. The 2011 Conference will be held in Rotorua and will return to the more traditional approach. Bob Nordgren









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New Hettich catalogue Hettich New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s largest producers of fittings for the kitchen and building industry released its latest hardcopy product catalogue in early September. It showcases the newest products available from Hettich and includes a comprehensive range of technical and installation support. Plus, the extensive online catalogue is up and running. Hettich have set the bar high for the services they offer and the online catalogue provides a fresh new way to access the company’s product offering. It has been produced with the commercial, architectural and cabinet-making industries in mind for which it will be an immediate and valuable resource. The catalogue is easily accessed via Hettich’s home page – – or directly by typing www.hettich. into your browser.

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JOINERS MAGAZINE NOW ON LINE JOINERS Magazine is the official publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation, and the Laminate Fabricators Society. It is distributed to members of the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing industries and is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Advertising statements or editorial opinion are not necessarily those of the publisher, its staff, the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation Inc., the Laminate Fabricators Society, or their executives, unless expressly stated. All articles printed in JOINERS are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without the express consent of the Publisher or the authors therein. Advertisements and articles are accepted without liability as to the accuracy or otherwise of the factual matters represented.

It is the next step in communicating the product offering to Hettich customers, providing an entire list of the product range online. For existing registered Hettich customers it also provides pricing, stock on hand and an immediate, easyto-use ordering system. In addition to these benefits, the catalogue provides all product specifications and a comprehensive guide to installation and assembly instructions for each product. While the original hard copy catalogue remains a valuable resource, the accessibility of the e-version is a point of differentiation from some of their competitors. Hettich have created a simple, user-friendly online catalogue that’s easy to navigate and offers an immediate method of purchasing for all registered Hettich customers. Hettich are well known for quality and innovative products that improve a room’s efficiency. Its large assortment of product solutions aim to make living spaces – kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms – work beautifully.

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Joinerysoft At recent function celebrating the arrival of Blum New Zealand, from left: Gerhard E. Blum, Managing Director Blum Austria; Michael Hawkins, Managing Director Blum New Zealand and Christian Schwerzler Area Sales Manager.

3D expands After a lengthy period of market investigation and negotiations, 3D Kitchen is pleased to announce a partnership with AV Enterprises and LTK India for supply of 3D Kitchen Design software to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. The partner companies are based in New Delhi and provide an exciting opportunity for 3D Kitchen in these territories. 3D Kitchen has produced a special version of its software specifically built to suit the unique requirements of these markets. The obstacles to providing software to India were considerable, and 3D kitchen is extremely grateful for the perseverance and highly professional approach to solving these by our business partners. At the same time, and co-incidentally, 3D Kitchen has also just released another new version created solely for the USA market. This has been a long time in the making, and although we have consistently sold to this market over the past 3 years, this new release gives us a huge advantage both in product pricing and innovation to meet the USA market for all 3D Kitchen versions from Pro Design through to full Pro ToolPath nesting solutions.

makes impact in NZ With more and more joiners purchasing Joinerysoft from New Zealand and Australia, the company has taken the initiative of visiting New Zealand to assess the market and ensure that it’s software caters for the specific needs of the New Zealand industry. With Joinerysoft established as the UK’s No. 1 joinery software program Alan Turner, Managing Director of Joinerysoft has taken a month out to visit potential and existing customers plus hardware and timber suppliers in Australia and New Zealand. The Joinerysoft road show arrived at Auckland (organised by the regional Master Joiners Association) and Hamilton between 14-16 June and Manawatu, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington between 17-18 June. Demonstrations showed the power of the software to design all types of joinery and automatically produce professional quotes, cutting lists, delivery notes and invoices. A really good reaction was received from joiners who hadn’t seen anything like it before. “The feedback we received will prove vital in forming Joinerysoft’s strategy for New Zealand,” Alan Turner, Managing Director, confirms. “While joiners like what we do now, we are not complacent and have taken note of the small number of changes that will make our software even better for New Zealand. We take the New Zealand market seriously and want to provide the best software for joiners here too.” Bruce Syder, based in Palmerston North has been the New Zealand face of Joinerysoft for the last six months, assisting with sales and support. An experienced user of the software he is able to reassure joiners on a practical level of its compatibility with local customs and styles. Not content to be the best in the UK, Joinerysoft are now aiming high in New Zealand too. More information from: Bruce Syder: (04) 974 9480

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A night at the Hopetoun Alpha with Hettich Guests of Hettich were treated to an informative, insightful and entertaining evening celebrating the new Hettich Catalogue launch in early September. The event was held at the elegant Hopetoun Alpha in the heart of Auckland city, which welcomed guests with dramatically lit giant columns all in the vibrant Hettich colours. It was an evening of surprises as stilt walkers roamed the room giving out mystery boxes labelled “eat me” while thousands of fairy lights glistened above and mellow jazz music played in the background. Guests were serenaded by the talented Greg Ward with a beautiful song about Hettich. Award winning designer Mal Corboy then took the stage as guest speaker - taking guests on a journey through European Kitchens in an informative and charming presentation entitled Michelangelo’s Kitchen. The evening was a huge success ending on a high note with the talented four piece band Catch 22 raising the roof.

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in the industry was disappointed that the show did not take place in 2010, the delay has given the association the opportunity to review every aspect of the exhibition and make a number of changes that we feel will make the show more interesting for visitors”.

AWISA Chairman, Mr Rick Lee

AWISA announces plans for a revitalised exhibition in 2012 The Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association has announced the launch of space sales for a refreshed and improved exhibition in 2012. The Sydney Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour will again be the venue for the show, which will take place from 11-14 July 2012. AWISA Ltd’s chairman, Mr Rick Lee said recently, “While everyone

“The main change that we are implementing is to the layout of the show. Since the first show in 1988, the floor plan has been presented in such a way that the products on display have been mixed throughout the show. In other words, the exhibition has not been laid out by product category, and machinery, hardware and other products have been spread throughout the show”. “We have had extensive discussions with key exhibitors on how to make the show better for visitors, and the association has decided to create three shows within the overall AWISA event. These areas are AWISA-Panel, AWISASolidwood and AWISA-Design. We hope that by presenting these different areas visitors will find it easier to find the products that

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they are mainly interested in, and that exhibiting companies will get better results by being in an area that defines their speciality. We also hope that we will attract new visitors who may have been put off by the mixed layout of the exhibition. In particular we are conscious that some in solid wood and timber processing may have been put off by the dominance of panel processing equipment at AWISA in recent years. I want to make it very clear to this side of the industry that AWISA wants the exhibition to have a strong solid wood and timber processing component and that we will do everything possible to create a successful area for this side of the woodworking industry to visit”. “We also hope to attract new visitors to AWISA-Design. This area will be for suppliers of hardware and decorative materials. Visitors will now be able to view these products away from the potential noise and dust of the machinery exhibits. The products exhibited by the hardware and decorative material companies and the quality of their displays have increased in

sophistication over the years, as has the importance of the design community to the exhibition. This area will be promoted not only to the traditional AWISA visitor but will also be heavily promoted to interior designers and architects”, he said. Some exhibitors will have products that do not fit perfectly within one of the three new areas or will have products that fit more than one area. They should choose the area that best suits their interests. The division between AWISADesign and the other areas will probably be quite distinct, but the division between AWISAPanel and AWISA-Solidwood will probably be quite fluid because many machinery and tooling companies have products relevant to both areas. Applications to be involved in the first round of sales close on Friday 29 October 2010. For a copy of the brochure and application form companies should contact Geoff Holland of AWISA Ltd on 02 9918 3661 or email

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Hafele has recognized the need within the kitchen design market for a specialist Product Consultant. With so many different products available it is important for Hafele to provide designers with the most up to date product information to satisfy the needs of any project. With Lee, the designer will be able to gain ground with the latest trends in product, as well as product knowledge. Lee enters the arena with a mine of information. With 13 years experience in the industry, Lee began by completing his Joiners trade certificate and spent 6 months working alongside master carpenters in Germany. After returning to New Zealand he continued to gain valuable experience in the woodworking industry through sales and marketing. For the last nine months he has been cutting his teeth with the internal sales team at Hafele, which has provided him with a great foundation of product knowledge. With a broad range of experience within your industry, his insight into your project will be far reaching Call Lee to make an appointment to gain insight on the best product to use to create a masterpiece in your clients kitchen.

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Altendorf appoint NZ agent German table saw manufacturer Altendorf has appointed Machines R Us as their New Zealand agent. Altendorf is recognised as the producer of the worlds finest table saw used by around 130,000 customers worldwide Altendorf means quality and Machines R Us are proud to offer these outstanding machines to New Zealand industry. To view an Altendorf or enquire about service and spare parts for your Altendorf please contact Machines R Us on 09 836 8200.

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a busy show The Auckland Home Show in early September recorded a positive response despite the rain in the first two days. Time and effort was in evidence from many of the stands. A feature was the number of flash cars being used to attract the patrons – and it was working. A note worthy feature this year was the increase in the number of designers participating in the Designers section of the show. With Summer just around the corner with all the attendant renovation work coming up there was a real feeling of optimism in the air. Everything was there, from sound systems to furniture to windows and doors. All sorts of fitments in the home to catch the eye. As Home Shows go this is the big one in New Zealand and a very good one as usual.

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Heritage Hardware recently announced the sale of their Essential Hardware division to Auckland company Rycam as at 27th August 2010. Products involved include Zipbolt connectors, bed brackets, dowels and joining biscuits, drawer slides, cable ports, furniture legs, media racks, soft close dampers, and many more fastenings and connectors. Heritage Hardware spokesman Hamish Raikes said the sale allows his company to focus on maintaining their service for their other product ranges including sinks, cabinet handles and screen and desk lifters. Rycam can be found at 16b Baxter Dr, Airport Oaks, Auckland and contacted on 09 254 4660.

Hafele supplies GRASS In our last issue we ran a piece on the award winning GRASS slide Dynapro at the bottom of which we supplied the GRASS website as a further reference. We didn’t mention that the GRASS range of products is distributed in New Zealand by Hafele for more info go to www.hafele. com/nz

Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China

an update: it’s a biggie According to the Expo organizer by the time this magazine is published, a staggering 49 million visitors have been to the Expo. The prediction is that some 80 million will visit by it’s end. The Expo, the seventh held since the first one back in 1851 in London, is undoubtedly the biggest ever held with some 200 countries participating. Initiated by the Chinese government in 1999, some ten years of planning has now come to fruition. The event opened on May 1, 2010 and will run to 31 October, 2010. The theme of the event is a “Better City, Better life” expressing the “common wish of the whole of mankind for a better future in urban environments.” Given that it is predicted that more than 55% of all people will live in urban areas soon that is a worthy objective. Participants will display through their various stands (New Zealand has one there) urban civilization to the full extent, exchanging their experiences of urban development, disseminate advanced notions on cities and explore new approaches to human habitat, lifestyle and working conditions. Innovation and interaction are key aspects of the Expo. In our June issue we looked at the role of bamboo and rattan as a product of the future. That is but one aspect of the Expo. There are many other product types being displayed. The Expo organizers are saying that from mid September to end of October when the event ends is a good time to visit as the weather is not so hot.

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“we would like to be known globally as a company with a good name, good product and good service” Dr Adelio Sala

Dr Adelio Sala (left) Export Sales Director for Formenti & Giovenzana Spa with Craig Doughty the Auckland Branch Manager of Artia.

FGV - very good value Italian furniture and kitchen component manufacturer Formenti & Giovenzana Spa, or FGV as it is more commonly known, has always understood the relationship between price and quality. The company started out life in 1947 manufacturing components for Grass hinges - today it is one of Grass’s major competitors in the global hinge market as well as a one stop shop for furniture and kitchen components and accessories. On a recent trip to NZ company executive Dr Adelio Sala spoke with JOINERS Magazine about his company and international trends in the kitchen and furniture industries. FGV began manufacturing its own hinges in 1970 competing with the likes of fellow Italian firms Ferrari and Salice in the domestic and then export markets. From there they moved progressively into manufacturing drawers, runners and wireware, then lighting and accessories and today are one of the top five companies globally in this market with manufacturing plants in Italy, Slovakia, China and Brazil “As an export driven company we have always placed importance on a global presence and are virtually in any country that has a kitchen or furniture industry,” says Adelio. “Having manufacturing plants in different countries and continents assist in gaining entry into those markets. They can also nullify the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, can incorporate duty and taxation advantages and utilise cheaper labour rates where they are available, all very important in what is a fiercely competitive market. “Internationally there is trend for manufacturers to be over productive of almost all kitchen components as they need to be manufactured in quantity to achieve competitive prices and justify the huge investment in tooling up. To sell this product in sufficient quantities kitchen manufacturers and their suppliers will need to be allied to big distributors especially as the quality of lower end kitchens improve and become more attractive and the percentage of top end kitchens decline.

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“It is very difficult for the bespoke kitchen maker who has to compete with the likes of Ikea where you can buy a decent kitchen for 3-4,000 Euro. Hence whether you are manufacturing or supplying, alliance with firms like these will become more important. At FGV we recently won a contract to manufacture 6 million prime drawers for Ikea, a substantial order on it own but also one we hope to be the first of many and an indication of the importance of strong distribution channels. “The components of kitchens are also changing, where once a kitchen had perhaps 4 drawers and 40 to 60 hinges today it is more like 14 drawers below the bench top and flap stays above head height, with maybe no hinges at all. These changes have largely been driven by designers and architects who decide what kitchens or furniture they want to make and then go to the industry and ask, ‘can you make these’. Consequently ours and most of our competitors R&D is not spent on finding new ideas but in developing solutions to new ideas presented to us. “The softclose phenomenon is a good example of this with development over a number of years by a number of companies to achieve a continuously improving product. I believe softclose still needs a couple of years to reach its peak - in which time issue caused by operation in different climates such as the cold of Canada and heat of Jamaica will be resolved. As a result softclose options will become cheaper and more standard.

“Our Prime drawer is another example, we have continually improved it in recent years but now it is in our opinion working perfectly and we won’t be changing it further. It will be ‘de-classed’ as a model which means it will become cheaper and very appealing to the ‘builders market’. However that does not mean drawer development stops for us, our new drawer ‘Ten’ is currently in production and will be shown at Interzum next year and available in this part of the world soon after that, it is an upmarket version of Prime with some advancements. “As to the future, we are currently in a difficult and unpredictable market, many large kitchen manufacturers in Europe are working part weeks and in such a climate R&D tends to be reduced. However, the continuing expansion of electrics in the kitchen is the likely next big thing, not only for drawers but also as a means to operate the whole kitchen from touch opening and closing, to controlling shutters, to operating entertainment and information systems to hiding or revealing whiteware or kitchen appliances. “And I can accurately predict that FGV will be to the forefront producing quality products at very competitive prices as they have been doing for the last six decades.”

FGV product is supplied in New Zealand through Artia.

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Hideaway Bins sponsor world record Trust Racing Team who have similar goals to that of Kitchen King to achieve on a global scale” says Jamie Bertelsen, Business Manager, Kitchen King.


ideaway Bins by Kitchen King are proud to congratulate Corey Bertelsen, New Zealand motorbike rider, who successfully broke the land speed record for a 250cc bike with no fairings at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The class record which Corey and the GNL Race Team aimed to beat was 138.07mph. Corey successfully clocked a new world record of 138.8mph – approx 225kmh! Hideaway Bins are proud to sponsor a New Zealand sportsman with such drive and determination to deliver! “Hideaway Bins by Kitchen King are an innovative New Zealand made product, we are a family run company so it is great to have sponsored Corey and the GNL

Corey’s 2008 attempt was stopped short on day four, when the team realised that excessive downwardforce on the front of the bike was causing the back to lift and the wheel spin. Back in New Zealand the team successfully overcame these issues but were stopped short once again in 2009 due to the bikes motor blowing up during the final tests. Through this disappointment, the GNL Racing team learnt a lot and began planning their next attempt. Corey’s 2010 attempt required him to beat the record twice in trail runs before the bike was locked up so it couldn’t be altered in any way when he repeated the final run. The dramatic lead up to Corey’s victory saw the bikes engine blow up on day two after coming within 4mph of the record. Lincoln Shaw the team’s mechanic, worked his

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magic, rebuilt the engine and had Corey back on the flats by late afternoon – got to love that Kiwi determination! The afternoon qualifying runs of day two were progressing well until part way through the third run the front guard flew off the bike, sending Corey and the bike flying into the air, followed by a white-knuckle nose wheelie at 125mph. Both Corey and the bike miraculously came out unscathed! Day three, saw the team resolve to remove all the fairings off the bike and set about breaking the world record for the 250cc class (without fairings). With the motor blowing up yet again that afternoon and a rebuild that night it is certainly was a victory when the team then broke the world record on day 4. Hideaway Bins are proud to have helped Corey and the team chase their speed dream!

Following its recent p u r c h a s e b y We i n i g AG, HOLZ-HER has rebranded itself. The new brand is clear and modern without losing sight of the HOLZ-HER tradition. For Managing Director, Frank Epple, the new brand is both an obligation and a challenge to live up to the high demand for innovation, technical competence and customer satisfaction HOLZ-HER has always provided.

RMBF align with BuildNZ T wo of the biggest brands in New Zealand building, the biennial BuildNZ trade exhibition and the Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) have joined forces to create the ultimate event for all those associated with the building, design and interiors industries in New Zealand. The event now sees the RMBF, whose membership is collectively responsible for two thirds of total value of all building work in New Zealand, bring its annual conference and educational activities alongside BuildNZ, creating a complete one-stop-shop for products, services, education and professional development. The conference will be co-located at BuildNZ, alongside the Designex and Plush exhibitions at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland in June 2011. Conference seminars will be held onsite at BuildNZ with an extensive line-up of forums open to all visitors.

“Having the knowledge and professionalism of RMBF together with BuildNZ’s proven trade exhibition format creates a must see event happening at an ideal time for the industry,” says Brent Spillane, Director of XPO Exhibitions; organisers of the event. Spillane adds that this announcement coincides with a greater emphasis on industry professional standards for training and education. “It makes sense to combine the professional knowledge component of the RMBF seminars with the extensive industry products and services on offer at our BuildNZ event.” Warwick Quinn, CEO of the Registered Master Builders Federation is extremely enthusiastic about the partnership. “RMBF is thrilled to be bringing these industry leading events together. Having been a supporter of BuildNZ in the past we’re well aware of the benefits to those involved in the industry

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who attend. We will be actively encouraging all RMBF members to be there in 2011,” he said. A schedule of seminars will be created closer to the date, but Quinn notes that the timing of the event coinciding with the introduction of builder licensing and new weather tightness legislation add to the importance that all builders attend. “It is also very likely that attendance will qualify for professional development points that builders will require to be licensed in future,” he said. BuildNZ also includes two equally important additional components;

Designex and Plush, which focus on interior design and interior textiles respectively, so trade visitors get to see end-to-end solutions and trends for commercial and residential buildings.

BuildNZ runs from 26-28 June 2011 with the RMBF Conference running from 25-27. For more info visit

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2010 NKBA conference and awards

Best Kitchen Design Award by Lloyd Richardson of Llyods Joinery.

maybe the best ever R

hythm Interactive opened the conference with their high-energy percussion show and the 152 delegates at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown for the 2010 NKBA Conference and Awards Event joined in with the drums provided. A “happy hour” at the trade display area set the scene for the raucous and hilarious “hillbilly hoedown” at a mystery destination - great food and “guest hillbillies”

The first night was followed by the sophisticated Gala Awards Dinner, marking the 27th awards year and attended by about 200 delegates and partners. The National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) Design Awards recognises excellence in the field of kitchen and bathroom design, and is celebrating its 27th year, making it the longest running awards in this specialty in the country. Lloyd Richardson of Lloyds Joinery took out the top prize of Best Kitchen Design Award. Judges commended his kitchen by saying: “This bold kitchen sits beautifully into the architecture of the building. Its perfect symmetry, beautiful workmanship and stunning lighting are a treat for the senses.”(Pictured in this magazine and Kitchen Trends V26 No10). Marianne Gailer, My Kitchen Ltd, won Best Bathroom Design (See Bathroom Trends October).

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For the first time in 2010, the awards included the Smeg People’s Choice Award. Open to a global audience through www.trendsideas. com, more than 1300 people cast their votes. Nicola Chan of bespoke on khyber was named inaugural Smeg People’s Choice Award winner, for her kitchen design. The awards included regional winners for Kitchens and Bathrooms, a creative excellence awards for the most innovative Kitchen and Bathroom, ‘Best Use of Small Space Design’ sponsored by JITO, the ‘Best Use Of Colour’, ‘Best Kitchen Under $15,000’ and the CDS Best Kitchen or Bathroom Design, sponsored by Hettich. Also announced was the winner of the 2010 Student Design Challenge, won by Denise Piper-Smith. Marianne Boonan won the Judy Bark Most Promising Student Award, judged by the NKBA and Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO). The weather for the whole weekend was perfect and the trip up the gondola to the Skyline Restaurant venue for breakfast was a great opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery. The conference agenda was a balance of fun, networking, high-quality trade displays and presentations. There was a great variety

of speakers and entertainment - something for everyone and we have received fantastic feedback. Speakers included Trends publisher David Johnson, architectural products and lighting importer Andrea Gambacorti (GINEICO), local Architectural Designer Marc Scaife, Designer Ingrid Geldof, Image Consultant Lesley Telfer-Morel and sexpert Dr Michelle Mars. Out-going NKBA President Kevin Belz used his career and business ownership experience to provide very useful strategies for conflict resolution with the predominant key being “deal with it quickly – as the manager, deal with it personally” Keeping the conference and all the events on time, with an extensive and humorous array of alter egos, was hyperactive MC, Patrick Duffy. When everyone gathered for a “hangover brunch” on a relaxed final half-day, delegates were still buzzing about the previous two days. This conference content has set the standard for future years but the beautiful Queenstown destination, with the snow and brilliant blue sky will never be beaten. Julie Austin Executive Officer NKBA

All that glistens is not gold


part from the brushed metallic looks, the present day cabinet making industry increasingly produces glossy finishes. The new Döllken chrome foil edgeband convinces through its perfect mirror finish. Matching the accessories in the bathroom and living area, it lends the furniture even more quality. Its good performance and processing characteristics when compared to real aluminium edges also favour Döllken’s foiled chrome edgeband. It is scratch resistant, easy to mill and safe to process under a protective foil. What’s more – there is no crazing during BAZ processing. Currently there are brushed metal and chrome look versions. In line with the trend, further varieties in shiny gold and stainless steel are planned soon. 3D 2-in-1 The 2-in-1 edge is provided with two decor designs applied in parallel. The designs are on the reverse of the transparent acrylic base material to achieve a spatial 3D effect and provide a perfect imitation of the characteristics displayed by glass. Apart from the deceptively genuine glass appearance, this smart alternative delivers major benefits. Firstly, it is not brittle and this is a big plus during transport – particularly for flat-pack furniture. Secondly, the weight of the furniture does not increase significantly as would be the case with glass. This means that no separate mountings are required for front panels to accommodate the additional load. The effect is particularly realistic in the Premium version. In this version, the edgeband is supplied already with high-gloss surface lacquer. This means no subsequent polishing is required. In keeping with what is available in lacquered glass, Döllken offers eleven trend colours such as black, red, white, grey and lilac combined with the stainless steel look, in a PremiumGloss version. In addition, the 3D 2-in-1 edgeband can also be supplied in other colour and décor combinations and dimensions against special order. Even extreme widths such as 63 mm can be supplied.


3D 2-in-1

Hi Gloss

Hi-Gloss The trend towards high gloss furniture concepts continues. Once again elegant glass-like surfaces are found in just about every living area. To keep up with this, there is a growing demand from the industry and trade for matching edgeband products and stock concepts A production process developed by Döllken now makes it possible to manufacture high gloss unicolour edges in ABS without the use of any high gloss varnish. Its particular advantage is primarily the homogeneity of the material: The base material and the surface are the same. This is evident above all when it comes to processing, when, for instance, the edge is milled, and the glossy surface comes away, revealing the base material. Once polished, the radius and visible side of the edge have the same colour and the same gloss. The finished piece of furniture therefore appears as if cast en bloc.

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the launch pad for NEW Biesse Technologies


uly 2010 saw Biesse Group Australia celebrate their new purpose built 2050m2 premises in Melbourne with an exciting BiesseInside event showcasing many new advancements in machinery solutions for wood, glass and stone materials. Customers from all over Australia and New Zealand came to Melbourne to be part of all the BiesseInside activities; to see, touch and learn more about new industry technologies on offer, helping them make better, well-informed, decisions for the future. New technologies on show were suitable for the small business operator through to the largest manufacturer, which included industry first glimpses at the latest innovative Biesse technology: •

The NEW BiesseArtech Klever CNC solution including software from $78,400+ GST, highlighted how easy it is today for customers to own their own piece of Biesse nesting technology whether you process wood, plastic or aluminium materials

The NEW BiesseArtech Skill CNC Range packed with features such as on board tool changer, has grown with the introduction of the 2412 and 3615 models. This simple-touse nesting solution provides a strong foundation for any business, the Skill range has a machine to suit you!

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The NEW BiesseArtech Printex Drilling Solution, was a great match for customers who own a panel saw with its easy-to-use drilling processes delivering drilled panels in seconds.

The NEW BiesseArtech range of edgebanders, models for the small to large production facility were on show, from as little as $43,500+GST! There is an edgebander priced to suit your budget, giving you a great finish and offering you real value for money.

The NEW Rover G FT all purpose nesting solution showcased a real production solution with an integrated label printing, automatic loading and unloading factory solution.

For some glass and stone solutions were more their thing... The NEW range of Emme Due Bridge 4 Axis Saws for cutting stone materials were in action demonstrating the simple-to-use technology which promised higher productivity, improved accuracy, all with less operator intervention! Whilst the Intermac Master series drew crowds demonstrating how easy it is to manufacturer their own benchtops. But if you preferred Glass, you could see laminate glass being cut in seconds on the New Intermac Genius LM cutting table, with many customers amazed by the Genius’ simplicity, speed and accuracy. Visitors attended seminars being performed by industry partners and leaders such as Hafele, Planit and Microvellum. Planit’s Next Step and Next Generation seminars focused on the latest innovative developments in Cabinet Vision. Whilst Hafele’s Design and Function seminar kept everybody up-to-date with today’s trends straight from Milan’s Eurocucina exhibition and Microvellum focused on Micromanager which included a real-life customer success question and answer forum. BiesseInside, Melbourne was the solutions exhibition of the year which had something for everyone, innovative Biesse technology on show, industry partners and participants offering their expert advice within many fields and of course ... the well known Biesse Hospitality at the BiesseInside cafe, speciality coffee and cuisine. BiesseInside ... making sure our customers Experience the Difference!

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“This year’s Supreme Award winner has given us something of which the industry as a whole can feel justly proud.” Judge’s Comment

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Master Joiners Awards 2010

supreme award winner

clean lines win the day The Supreme Award winner in the Master Joiners Awards for 2010 was an architecturally designed kitchen put together by Christchurch based firm Modern Age Joinery Ltd. JOINERS Magazine showcases this kitchen with a focus on the design and what products were used and why. The kitchen is an integral part of the living space of a new house designed by Jackson + Jackson Architectural Design for a suburban site in Merivale, Christchurch. They in turn recommended Modern Age Joinery to do the fitout. The design of the kitchen was the work of architectural designer Sue Jackson who comments “The owners Graeme and Annette were particularly keen to have a practical kitchen to suit an open plan with clean lines, back painted glass fronts and recessed handles.” The kitchen is right next to the dining space and bifold doors that open out to a north east courtyard for summer breakfasts. The outlook from the sinks takes in all the living spaces to the north through to an extensive outdoor deck with lush planting beyond giving the area a real bush feel.

The most prominent feature of the kitchen is the defining kitchen island. Made from a single 30mm thick piece of Italian waterfall granite with the latest in double square sink inserts, this island creates the centre piece for what the owners Annette and Graeme see as very much a social area in their home as much as a kitchen.

Opposite the island is a second benchtop space made from satin stainless steel incorporating a glass topped hob and a glass shelf and splashback. Annette explained “We were looking for a semi industrial/commercial look to impart a solid worktop appearance and this worked well. It has proved easy to keep clean and maintain as a food preparation area.”

Graeme says “We have used granite before and it gives a solid expansive feel to an area in which we see both ourselves, our family and friends spending a lot of time. It adds the glamour to the kitchen I guess.”

The granite topped island served another important function: sumptuous space for storage and the dishwasher. Found on both sides of the kitchen walkway are the soft close drawer systems. In fitting with the desire for clean lines the drawers are finished in brushed aluminium handles. The configuration maximizes the potential storage space in the kitchen.

The double sinks and insinkerator were important too. “We went for the large square look for its modernity and deeper than usual so that at the end of a meal you had enough room to put all the dishes in.” comments Annette.

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To finish it off at one end of the stainless steel bench is the stainless steel look fridge/ freezer while the end wall contains the ovens, and appliances, food and crockery storage cupboards. An interesting design feature rarely seen are the backpainted glass fronts on all the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen. Sue Jackson comments “Along with Graeme and Annette we had explored a number of possibilities to give the kitchen a practical but luxurious finish. The idea of glass fronts was suggested because it added that reflective, glossy feel to the kitchen. It also made the drawers and cupboards easy to clean. We talked to Grant at Modern Age Joinery who although he had never done it before, took on the challenge. The result is stunning as you can see.� (Continued overleaf)

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Modern Age

Supreme Award Winner Owned and operated by father and son team Grant and Graham Woodham, Modern Age Joinery was started off as a one man band back in 1988 by Grant in Hawdon St in Sydenham, Christchurch. Over the years the business has bought neighbouring properties and expanded to take on work anywhere from Twizel to Bluff in the South Island. Grant’s son Graham joined as an apprentice in 1997.

The reflectivity is further enhanced by the use of carefully positioned lighting. “Annette and Graeme wanted the lighting to be both effective as well as bold. For that reason we suggested large translucent pendant light fittings over the granite bench with concealed fluorescent strip lighting over the walkway and downlights over the cooking area.” The strip lighting consists of three tube lights that are easily replaceable. All the appliances in the kitchen except the fridge/freezer and coffee machine (the owner’s pride and joy!) are the same brand. Graeme explains “Having the same brand gave some uniformity to the kitchen. Most importantly, the brand we chose is in our view reliable. The two ovens were multi purpose: the top oven doubles as a microwave with the main oven below.”

The components in this kitchen have the look and feel of high quality furniture rather than just a kitchen. This is greatly enhanced by the successful blend of colours used. Liz Courtney, interior designer and close family friend, who was responsible for the colours and much of the décor throughout the home, comments “In what is a very precise kitchen getting the colours to flow from the ceiling to walls to floor was very important especially to highlight the reflective almost 3D effect produced by the glass frontings. In essence this kitchen is defined by its clean lines and utilitarian outlook.”

CREDITS Architectural Designers Sue Jackson, Jackson + Jackson Architectural Design. Interior Designer Liz Courtney, Courtney Architects. Builder Duncan Taylor Builders Ltd. Joinery & Installation Modern Age Joinery Ltd. Granite Benchtop Decra-Art. Franke Sinks & Tap Burns & Ferrall. Tandembox Drawer Systems Blum NZ Ltd. Handles Elite Hardware. Back painted glass on MDF & glass splashback Graphic Glass Canterbury, installed by Modern Age Joinery. Wall Oven, Microwave, Cooktop, Rangehood & Dishwasher Miele. Fridge/freezer Bosch. Lighting Aesthetics Lighting. Photography Stephen Goodenough.

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The company make a wide range of product from high end kitchens, wardrobes, reception counters, library joinery, entertainment units, display cabinets, timber windows and doors along with a wide variety of CNC/routing and edgebanding work. Grant comments “My son dragged me into the new era of kitchen manufacturing in 2005 when we started buying CNC operated machines. This has enabled us to operate more efficiently and to manufacture the high quality products we do.” The team at Modern Age work closely with architects and designers for both residential and commercial projects. “We work closely with designers to create joinery solutions and are always working with new products and new designs.” A long term member of the Master Joiners, Modern Age have enjoyed considerable success in the Master Joiners Awards in recent times having won ‘Best Kitchen’ and ‘Best Canterbury Region’ Awards in 2009 and achieved the same awards in 2010 as well as the Supreme Award. The firm is currently rebranding to Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Ltd For further information contact Grant or Graham on 03 365 1675 or visit their website at www.

the O’Brien Group tried and true experience in bench top manufacturing The O’Brien Group has a long established pedigree as a bench top manufacturer going back some thirty years. Established and developed by Barry and Helen O’Brien in Mosgiel, the business continued under their ownership until 2006 when it was purchased by Fletcher Building. The main manufacturing plant is still in Mosgiel while a second manufacturing facility has been set up in the Auckland suburb of Papakura to serve the upper North Island markets. The company is led by Ian Featherstone who has extensive experience in the furniture and joinery industries. He is ably assisted by Rodney Cragg who is the South Island Manager also responsible for the manufacturing plant in Mosgiel. “The O’Brien Group offers two great advantages: we utilize some of the most advanced machinery within New Zealand for the manufacture of bench tops and have a real depth of experience in the market place with our teams both in our many branches and in the manufacturing plant. Many of the staff are long serving industry experts who take pride in their workmanship and the local relationships they have.” comments Mr Featherstone.


benchtops Mercury benchtops are formed using a blend of acrylic and polyester that creates 30mm of solid pattern and colour which is impermeable, hygienic, and virtually seamless. Available in a large selection of colours, the surface is repairable and renewable, if stained or damaged.

Whilst High Pressure Laminate (HPL) bench tops have been the company’s core product, they also fabricate other solid surface products including Corian, Santa Margherita and Compact Laminate. A more recent product has been the new Mercury brand which is a blend of acrylic and polyester with a solid pattern and colour that is impermeable, hygienic and virtually seamless. It is available in a good range of colours. The company currently has branches in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Mosgiel and Invercargill.

Contact us for your nearest O’Brien-Group branch

8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Dunedin. Ph: 03 489 9487 Fax: 03 489 5963 E: For the wherabouts of your nearest O’Brien Group branch phone head office on 03 489 9487

Auckland • Hamilton • Palmerston North • Wellington • Nelson • Christchurch • Mosgiel • Invercargill

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“We have used Lamello biscuits for many years now and stick with them because we can rely on their quality every time” Wim de Bruin de Bruin-Judge Furniture Ltd

new agent appointed in New Zealand Lamello are the original inventors, and manufacturers of the biscuit jointing system, and over the years have continued to introduce new jointing system products for the wood working industry. Robertson and Sinclair Ltd recently took over the distributorship in New Zealand for this famous brand and are proud of the new additions to their range. On allocating the agency to Robertson and Sinclair the Swiss manufacturer of Lamello sent a representative here earlier in the year to help assess the New Zealand market and provide training and product knowledge. “The range is fairly extensive,” says Robertson and Sinclair Product Manager Graham Lee. “Not only the different products themselves but the huge range of applications they can be used for. The visit was educational for the whole staff, our product knowledge has been extended and we can recommend the right product for the job with confidence.” “The Lamello Biscuits are of the highest quality with precise thickness, size and tolerance, which ensures accurate and strong joints. We will be carrying large stock holding meaning the original Lamello biscuit is readily available once again along with a wide range of accessories and complimentary products.” One stroke Glue Applicators Dispenses the correct amount of glue without spillage to the lateral sides of the slot. Glue should not be applied or allowed to accumulate in the bottom of the slot. The glue bottle is mounted face down in the stand so it’s ready for use and prevents the glue from drying up in the nozzle.

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Clamex Demountable Connectors Specifically designed for knock down furniture, wall fixings, frame construction etc, and their big feature is they can be used on mitre joints. This opens up new design possibilities for architects, designers and furniture manufacturers, away from the traditional butt joint appearance.

The Lamello glue applicators apply the glue in the best possible way i.e. laterally and not in the bottom of the groove.

They are quick and easy to install and anchored by two screws at 40 degree angles for strength. For even faster assembly the Clamex P slides into a T slot cut by a CNC machine. Clamex is almost invisible with only a 6mm hole showing for the torque screw. INVIS Connector The new generation INVIS Connector is totally invisible as the two joining elements are tightened by a rotating magnetic field. The mini-mag is driven by a battery drill with 1200 - 1500rpm in both directions. The finished joints are invisible as if glued. Combinations of materials such as wood, plastics, aluminium, and phenolic can be joined to each other producing a strong joint which also allows the unit to be dismantled. C20 Biscuits The C20 biscuit is made of translucent plastic, and designed for joining solid surface materials such as Corian.

The INVIS Connector produces an invisible joint, as if glued, but allows the unit to be dismantled if required.

These products can be viewed on www. - catalogue page 10-2 or visit If you want to view any of these jointing systems the Robertson and Sinclair sales team will happily demonstrate them for you.

Spray Painting the best way ... S

pray painting seems to be the bug-bear of many manufacturers: flame-proof certification, hazardous chemical storage, extraction and ventilation, minimizing doublehandling and achieving an optimum paint finish, are all challenges for those involved in the industry.

Egmont Air has a huge range of ready-to-go spray-booth systems, especially designed for engineers, machinery dealers and woodworkers requiring a simple but effective spraybooth solution. The Egmont Air spray-booth series provide a clean, safe and productive working environment by collecting over-spray in a safe manner and protecting the operators breathing zone. As fresh air is drawn past the operator, the air-borne overspray and fumes are captured and deposited onto the filter-media with clean air discharged to atmosphere. Egmont Air’s range includes a range of both dry-media and wet-booth options so the best unit can be offered for any application where a generous quantity of overspray is created.

Dry-booths provide an economical solution for most engineering & machinery painting applications with a lower initial investment, inexpensive to operate, ease of filter disposal, and quiet, trouble-free operation. Wet-booths offer a superior filtration method for high-volume paint users, gluing applications and increased fire protection safety. Contaminated air passes through 3x separate water-veils to remove all paint particulates. The water is then drained off through a paint separator where solids are collected for safe disposal. Full professional advice is available from Egmont Air’s technical dept along with a free on-site consultation to evaluate your particular application and recommendations with a guaranteed solution. Egmont Air also stock smaller bench models for spraying of parts and small components, all spray booths come complete with exe flameproof rated motors and certification.

Egmont air dry spray-booth unit.

For more information or a free catalogue contact Egmont Air direct on phone 0800 781 200

Serving our Industry with Leading Brands, for over 50 years Robertson and Sinclair Ltd have been appointed NZ Agents for the Swiss made Lamello Biscuit Jointing Machines and Accessories.







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Welcome Rycam

new cabinet hardware company A new name in the cabinet hardware and accessory business aims to provide innovative products that will save the manufacturer time and money while enhancing the value and functionality of their products. Rycam, who are based in Auckland, recently took over the Zipbolt range along with a number of other product lines of cabinet fittings that were previously marketed in New Zealand by Heritage Hardware. This enables Rycam to offer a comprehensive range of innovative fittings and fixtures for the joinery and cabinetry trade including a selection of drawer runners, dowels, biscuits, soft close dampers, shelf supports, mirror movements, bed slats & shoes, brackets and much more. As well as the existing products on offer Rycam are also able to source a wide range of non stock items on indent basis and will be adding more innovative products to the range in the near future.

During the extensive process of trial and prototyping, a unique drive system was developed that enables the Zipbolt Connectors to be quickly and easily installed using a simple hex driver. The initial model was a benchtop connector aimed at the kitchen industry, however there are now over 20 different models and variations to suit a wide range of applications. Zipbolt Connectors have now proven their worth in many different countries and have the awards to back their story, including the Interzum Award - Best of the Best in 2005, Red Dot Design Award 2007 and then the M Technology Gold award 2008 where the judges were so impressed with the Zipbolt product that they commented;

“The Zipbolt solves a complex problem in a very easy way. A bracket connector that is not only fun to use, it looks good too. The Zipbolt is an unpretentious sensation!”

The product focus at Rycam is on products that are innovative and help to make the end users job quicker and easier. One such product range is the Zipbolt Range. This range has been distributed in New Zealand for the past four years and in that time has proved a valuable time saver for cabinet makers, furniture manufacturers, joiners, shopfitters, kitchen manufacturers, stairmakers and flat pack furniture manufacturers. The Zipbolt Range was designed by a cabinetmaker who, during the tedious process of installing and joining kitchen benchtops, decided that “there had to be a better way”.

The Zipbolt Range is just one of the products in the Rycam product range that are designed to save manufacturing and installation time and make your job easier. Comprehensive stockholdings and a strong, positive customer service attitude make Rycam a logical supplier choice. Whether you are a cabinetmaker, kitchen manufacturer, boatbuilder, furniture manufacturer, stairmaker or run a general joinery workshop then Rycam has solutions for you.

Call us now on 0800 ZIPBOLT or 09 254 4660 or email to

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Handles Under attack from minimalism in kitchen design and push to open mechanisms the handle nevertheless continues to be a highly visible element in many kitchens. Over the next few pages we take a look at some of the new and variations on some of the perennial favourites on offer from NZ suppliers

Mardeco ph 0800 820 840

Mardeco Range 4021 & 4022

Acrylic 70 x 70mm rounded square pull Acrylic 70 x 70mm square pull available in black or white + other sizes

Katalog NZ Ltd ph 09 360 4290

Metal & acrylic knobs 35mm Brushed nickel 160mm

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Hettich ProDecor Be inspired with stunning handles from Hettich’s ProDecor ranges. Featuring innovative designed handles in a range of advanced surface finishes. ProDecor has an individual solution with quality and flair for all furniture applications, With a myriad of styles and materials including zinc, stainless steel, aluminium and steel, Hettich’s ProDecor ranges are a must see for all.

For further information on Hettich ProDecor Handles phone 0800 HETTICH or visit



Monza, Plato and Tavola handles are three of the five new contemporary styles from Windsor.


The Laminex Group Plato

ph 0800 303 606

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Gudgeon Your favorite Gudgeon handle – Now in larger sizes! The Kiwi favourite Gudgeon handle finished in brushed nickel is now available in these extra long lengths to suit even the biggest of kitchens. • 736mm • 960mm • 1184mm • 1300mm Plus all the regular sizes ranging from 96mm - 608mm

Heritage Hardware 0508 HERITAGE (0508 437 482)


Bartoli in 2011 2011 has started early at Hardware 2000 Ltd, with the release of five new styles in the Bartoli handle collection. Function, with a touch of high fashion best describes the new release’s. A range of sizes are available. Watch out for the new Bartoli handle collection brochure scheduled for November.

New Windsor handles match whiteware Part of the Windsor new handles range, Pakello and Melo brushed nickel handles have been especially designed to complement two popular kitchen appliance brands. Pakello has been fashioned to match the Fisher & Paykel Designer series and Melo has been created to complement Miele appliances. Sizes range from 128mm to 640mm.



The Laminex Group ph 0800 303 606

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Hardware 2000 tel: 09 629 2779



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Modern Matching Traditional

new from NZHE*

Artia have a comprehensive range of handles and knobs available ex stock. Ranging from the always evolving current fashions to the traditional styles of colonial heritage.

6002K - Is a textured knob that comes in an antique bronze and matt chrome finish. It is 50mm in length and is also available as a handle. The texture is great to feel and can look great against board that has a grain to it.

The range has a large emphasis on the modern with many variations on bows and squares including the current beveled edge preferences, all available in a variety of finishes including satins, brushed and matts, in nickle, brass, chrome and stainless.

GL01 - This is a Glass handle that comes in 4 sizes, has chrome feet and a solid toughened glass bar. Goes in line with the “minimal look�, with a bit of bling. It will show off the colour of the cabinetry really nicely.

Backing this up is the more traditional range suitiable for furniture or renovation matching work, intricate colonial looks in pewter, iron, brass and zinc to suit all needs.

Artia Tel 0800 267 625

T905 - This is a half/half textured handle. There are 3 sizes available including a knob. Again in an antique bronze and matt chrome finish. 8047 - This knob has been specifically provided to cover the area in the market where the client is changing only minor items in their project and needs to cover holes etc in the door. It has a very large foot that will satisfy most repairs without need of a repaint/varnish. It is available in matt chrome and brushed nickle.

New Zealand Hardware Enterprises Phone: (09) 837 0886

Powder coated continuous

Heritage Hardware 0508 HERITAGE (0508 437 482)

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* also available through Blum NZ


new machines from Biesse

BiesseArtech KLEVER FT Range The New BiesseArtech SKILL FT solution is a flat table machining centre which includes easy-to-use software. Whether you process wood, plastic or aluminium the Biesse Group’s innovative technology has been designed in a KLEVER machine to suit your budget or performance requirement.


We purchased PRO100 for our Shopfitting and Detailed Joinery Students at Riverina Institute of TAFE in July 2010. The students (mainly apprentices in the shopfitting, cabinetmaking and Joinery Industries) use the program to learn underpinning design skills and to create Computer aided drawings of kitchen and cabinet projects during their course of study.

BiesseArtech SKILL FT Range The New SKILL FT range is an Easy Tech nesting solution from BiesseArtech including multizoning* and software. These simple-touse nesting solutions including software are unmatched by any competitor at any price.

The BiesseArtech Klever range is packed features:

The BiesseArtech Skill FT range is packed features:

• Table sizes: Klever 1224 (1250 x 2470) Klever 1530 (1560 x 3085) Klever 1836 (1875 x 3770) • Automatic tool change. • Tool presetter for easy tool setup. • Choice of work table to suit your needs. • Vertical drilling head option for quick drilling. • Powerful HSD Electrospindle. • Easy-to-use BiesseWorks software included. • PC based control system. • Statistical report feedback function. • Tool route calculation function. • Air conditioning for electrical cabinet. • Teleservice for quick HelpDesk Advanced Support.

• Table sizes: Skill FT 1224 (1260 x 2465) Skill FT 1536 (1460 x 3765) • Tool lengh pre-setter for easy setup. • High precision, high speed rack and pinion with double Yaskawa drives for maximum accuracy. • High powered 12kw HSD electrospindle. • 12 x position revolving tool changer. • 10 x vertical drilling spindles. • 9 x NC Controlled Independent Vacuum areas (Skill 1536 ONLY). • Piece Unloading System (sweeping arm)

You can own the NEW BiesseArtech Klever CNC solution from $78,400+ GST including software ready to run! The Klever solution from BiesseArtech gives you the ability to drill, router, rebate, shape and countersink a large range of everyday materials including Aluminium composite panel.

• Simple-to-use Nesting


Whether you require a standalone solution or an automatic loading and unloading system the Skill range has a machine for you!

For more information contact us at Biesse New Zealand - (+64) 9278 1870, (+61) 2 8787 5142 or E: *Multizoning is only available on Model Skill 1536 G FT.

For more information contact us at Biesse New Zealand - (+64) 9278 1870, (+61) 2 8787 5142 or E:

I chose PRO100 because I found it versatile and easy to use, and could see the benefits that such a program would bring to my students. It is powerful enough to generate comprehensive 3D images and detailed working drawings, yet simple and intuitive. In just one hour, 15 of my students had designed a full kitchen and generated reports and plans, including cutting lists. One of the best things about PRO100 is the way you can create a project piece by piece, just like you would in the workshop. This is helpful when it comes to being able to know how it will all be assembled later on. When considering which program would be best for my students, I looked at all the major players in the market, but kept coming back to PRO100 for its simplicity and user friendly interface. I was also wrapped with the service given by Anthony at Design2Cam throughout the whole process. Anthony was only too happy to help wherever possible, and went out of his way to make sure we got what we wanted. I have no hesitation in recommending PRO100 and Design2Cam to anyone who requires an industry standard solution to kitchen design software. Steve Forbes-Taber TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Wagga Wagga Campus P +61 2 6938 1496

PO Box 34 675, Birkenhead, Auckland p. +64 9 419 7362 e.

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Job Book is the control centre for the entire job from quoting to invoicing.

Job Progress gives an overview of all labour and progress of jobs.

Shipping - load lists schedules and tracking of deliveries.

manager proves its worth Manager had its origin 10 years ago when Cairns-based CCW Cabinet Works, now with a staff of 50, was looking for a software program to manage a growing business where every job was different. The company found there was nothing out there for them. Developing a system from a builders’ estimating package, the company worked out how to broaden it beyond estimating, integrating the software with the company’s CAD and CNC programs. The software eventually became Manager and is now marketed and serviced in NZ and Australia by Planit. We spoke to several NZ firms using the software to track sales and production. Manager is an integrated business management tool and control system designed for manufacturers of all sizes. The program accurately monitors the progress of each job or work order by material, consumption and labour tasks and times, allowing the user to plan and track scheduled start, finish, production release dates and shipping dates. Its planning function synchronises lead times with work order start times, schedules work orders with job tracking, provides job status and due dates and oversees job status tracking. Manager easily tracks job profit progress through each job, uses a bar-code scanner facility to capture hours, and offers a range of reports including sales, win/loss, and labour costs on jobs at each work centre. A recent adopter of Manager in New Zealand is Nelson-based The Sellers Room, a cabinet making company that uses the system to prepare accurate quotes and track all its jobs as they progress through the factory. Supplying kitchens across the top of the South Island and commercial fitouts nationwide, The Sellers Room has found it “a fantastic product”, according to director of technology and operations Craig Pengelly. The company, which employs 25 people, previously used a number of different programs including DOS software to prepare quotes and an off-the-shelf accounting package. Manager replaced all these programs. “We didn’t want to have three products – one each for

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design, accounts and tendering. We needed an integrated package,” Craig said. “With Manager working in tandem with Planit’s Cabinet Vision, we have that. Manager is a comprehensive program that can extract design data from Cabinet Vision as well as do all our number crunching. It estimates costs, labour required and materials needed, giving us a dollar figure on the job. We have far more accuracy in quoting. Manager also allows us to monitor the progress of a job through the factory. That’s very important to us. We can follow the job continuously and ensure it’s on schedule. Staff can check their own performance.” The program facilitates on-line scanning of components, using bar codes. The Sellers Room has five scanning stations, with the bar codes holding vital information including the list of duties within the work order. In the final stages of the production process, Cabinet Vision and Manager work “wonderfully well” with the company’s flatbed router, according to Craig. “Clients notice the speed of turnaround. Once the drawing is done in Cabinet Vision, we can complete the job in hours with much less manpower required. It’s a fantastic product. There’s no doubt about that. A lot of management software is outof-the-box, but not Manager. We were able to customise it exactly to meet our needs. By changing the way it reports, we expressed our own vision for the product.”

When configuring Manager for accounts and invoicing, Craig wanted the program to have a staff interface, so that operators could access the data themselves instead of going through him. “As a result of our feedback, the interface was developed for Manager and it was available to us within eight months.” New Plymouth based Jones & Sandford purchased Manager three years ago, using it initially for estimating and quoting but quickly extending its use to purchasing, labour tracking and job tracking. “It’s very good software,” says Production Manager Dave Roskilly, “very good at costing and very good at back costing. It links well with Cabinet Vision, we can quickly see what happened at any stage of the production process and alter future quotes accordingly. We also now use it for ordering and tracking stock levels meaning we can quickly check what’s in stock without having to look physically.” “I liked it initially because it was easily configurable to our needs and I continue to like it as I learn more about it’s possibilities. It’s apparent when speaking to other users that we are all using different parts in different ways. A recent training session with Graham Rutter who came out from Australia earlier this year was great and showed me a couple of areas I am keen to develop including a ‘load list’ function which via bar coding allows you to track everything as it goes out the gate.”

monitored, and the job tracked until it leaves the factory. “Manager is a complete system that is offering what we need,” Dan said. Kitchen Creators of Paraparaumu and New Plymouth purchased Manager software to find a better way of tracking cost and time, and to have better analysis tools. “The system is user-friendly and very comprehensive. We’ve customised the reports and quotes to work for us,” said Kitchen Creators co-proprietor Craig Wattam. Analysis - information at your fingertips for all aspects of your business.

Also in New Plymouth, Kitchen Designz needed to systematise a growing business, so installed Manager early in 2009. “It’s given us the capacity for tracking stock, both inwards and outwards. It also prepares our jobs and quotations,” said Dan Holmes, owner of the company that markets customised flat panels and other cabinetry all over the North Island. Kitchen Designz draws its cabinetry in Planit’s Cabinet Vision, then exports this information into Manager. From there the orders for materials are placed, incoming goods

“The reporting is extensive and incredibly helpful for tracking sales and quotes, checking production times, analysing expenses, and tracking and reordering stock, among other things. The reports enable us to quote more effectively and stay on top of sales and expenses and know the profit margin on each job. Manager is also very good at keeping track of stock levels and has the ability to notify us when we need to order more stock. This gives us better cash flow and allows the staff to concentrate on other things.”

ordered,” said proprietor Greg Harman. “Bar coding is the next thing that we will bring in.” He said that Manager benefits the customer by reducing the time taken for quoting to five minutes, as opposed to about an hour before. Thames Joinery is another cabinet maker that has professionalised its operations by replacing factory-drawn spreadsheets with Manager. “Once we’ve prepared a quote using the program, and the customer has confirmed the job, it is a simple ‘press of a button’ to create an order. We can then print it out and fax it away to our supplier,” said proprietor Bruce Fulton. “We also do back costing on Manager to see what the margin was for each job and what we can look at improving on, production-wise, on the factory floor. The program is really good and I’d definitely recommend it.”

Greg Harman Joinery, which serves the Hawkes Bay area, also uses Manager for tracking jobs. “We know exactly where they are in the factory. As well, the program manages our inventory, telling us for instance how many drawers are available and how many are



Manager is supported in New Zealand by Philip Smith of Planit NZ who is able to call on the expertise of his Australian counterparts as required and in particular Graham Rutter who has been extensively involved in installing and training the users of Manager in New Zealand.


For Planit Software Contact Philip Smith 021 201 4450

0800 469 752



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adding value, utility & beauty

For the complete food preparation center, you need to accessorise Franke is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks. More than that, they are also leading the world in creating complete food preparation centers. This is achieved by providing a range of accessories that improve workflow and are designed to typical Franke standards to look great. This enables better utilisation of space if it is at a premium or enables you to hide away used dishes until the guests have left. With the availability of extension drainers it is becoming popular to have a double bowl and no drainer. This maximizes bench space while providing a drainer tray over the second bowl when

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required. With chopping boards that combine with a colander to fit over the large bowl in your sink, you can chop your vegetables directly into the colander for washing. Within the Franke range, Ariane, Compact, Kubus and Planar have extensive accessories available. The Acquario and Aurora come complete with their accessories making them great value. Enhance your Franke sink and its functionality with a range of accessories The Strainer Bowl does exactly that, strains food like a colander. It sits in the sink and enables you to strain the hot water safely and efficiently down the sink.

A Food Preparation Board comes in wood and hygienic plastic versions depending on your sink. They sit above the main bowl giving you extra work space and your Franke sink acts as a collection point for the scraps. Add a Drainer Basket and you gain extra draining space for your plates. Alternatively hold your fruit and veg for washing or keep your plates before putting in the dishwasher. Roll out a Rollermat to not only drain your plates, but why not defrost on it, use it as a hot pan rest, non-slip mat Franke Sink protector.

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Success built on continuous development SCM has conquered the world market thanks to its determination in being a leader in technology and reliability. In 1952 SCM introduced the “L’invincible” range of innovative woodworking machinery’s and today the SCM brand has over 2 million machines sold. The SCM sliding carriage

Easy Control by SCM User-friendly innovation The Easy Electronic Control has recently been renewed; its continuous evolution reacting effectively to the latest market requirements.The large 16:9 LCD colour display makes every available function clear and intuitive, the step forward taken with this Control is surely the choice of a “user-friendly” solution, the customer can operate both a Spindle Moulder and a Circular Saw with the advantage of having the same interface. The after-sale service benefits considerably from the use of a single hardware, and the USB connection allows simple interaction with the Easy Control as you can make a backup copy of your programs, in order to prevent any loss of data. The Easy Control is available on the whole SCM range of Circular Saws and Spindle Moulders.

In circular saws the decisive mechanical component for the final result is the sliding carriage: the market offers many different solutions, but the market itself has decided that the SCM solution (PATENTED) is the one which can answer ALL customer ’s requirements. The arc-ground steel slideways grant a cutting precision to an accuracy of +/- 0.05mm along the entire carriage length, the loading capacity it guarantees is 4 times higher with respect to alternative solutions such as sliding rollers or wheels. The mechanical bending system (they are dovetailed in) fixes the guides to the carriage structure so that they become as one single element: no more glue or screws like in the economical solutions. The carriage honeycomb structure absorbs even the heaviest mechanical stresses without d e f o r m a t i o n . S C M N O VA , CLASS and L’invincibile are a guarantee of long-lasting precision and quality.

Severe trial for SCM Classical Machines SCM has always stood out in the research of quality and in the production of machines dedicated to particular applications. The SCM SI550E CLASS is the only circular saw available on the market specifically designed for solid wood processing in the construction of carpentry projects. All components have been designed starting from the 550mm sawblade, in order to guarantee top performance with up to 200mm workpiece thickness. Frame, saw unit, swinging arm support and other details have been made to measure in order to endure the mechanical stress that cannot be avoided when cutting up to 200mm thick solid wood. The British Ministry of Defence has commissioned the production of a series of 20 feet containers to be used for logistic support in the war zones. Of particular interest is a container fully equipped with all machinery and tools necessary to build or modify any structure needed by the Army engineers. The core of this container is the SCM SI550E CLASS, as it is able to endure the tests required by the British Ministry of Defence. For instance, the container has been heated up to the temperatures reached in some deserts and then machining tests have been carried out. Another hard test brilliantly overcome was the one of endurance to severe cold. The container was kept at polar temperatures for a whole weekend and then the British soldiers switched on the SCM SI550E CLASS and started to cut without ceremony. SCM offers the widest range of woodworking machinery and puts forward solutions without compromise even for the most challenging requirements.

Reliable long-life machines built with the craft woodworker in mind and tested in extreme conditions.

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outside and easy When Haitsma Kitchens installed a new dust extraction system in July they new what they were doing because they had planned it four years earlier with Paul McGregor from Airtight Solutions. Very little changed from the plan to the implementation except the purchase of a couple of machines which necessitated it. Operating in the South Auckland township of Waiuku since 1990, Haitsma Kitchens moved to their current premises 4 years ago with a planned machinery aquisition program and organised the factory lay out to accomodate that plan. They used a bag extraction system initially with the intention to replace it with a bin system once their machinery purchases had been completed. That happened in July this year. When they started out 20 years ago the company did everything from kitchens to solid wood furniture and joinery, however in the last 6-7 years the changing nature of the local manufacturing market has meant they have been primarily doing group housing work, without which owner Arne Haitsma says they would have struggled. Even so things aren’t as bouyant as a couple of years ago with Arne reflecting that they are probably only doing half the number of kitchens they were then, although they do a lot a vanity contract work for one of the big distributors which has been valuable replacement work. Despite the fluctuating economy of the last couple of years Arne decided to go ahead with his planned machine purchase knowing that effciencies created now will leave him

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“The new system installed in July is very efficient labour wise. Dust goes straight into the outside bin which is already plastic lined and ready for pick up by truck. There is no physical handling and as the dust packs down better, more fits into each bin meaning less pick ups. Also the extraction itself is a lot better with a resultant lack of requirement for extra sweeping around the machine.”

well positioned when the economy turns. A couple of years ago he purchased a Biesse Rover double bed nesting machine and more recently an SCM edgebander which initiated the installation of improved extraction from a bag to outside bin system. “We had a bag dust extraction system for each machine which included a 4 bag system for the Biesse, a couple of double bag systems and several single bags. Downtime was huge, the 4 bag needed cleaning once or twice a week and was a big heavy job for one guy probably taking up 2 - 3 hours a week. It was also messy given the fact that removal regulations meant the bags had to be emptied into plastic liners before the pick up people would take them, time consuming and resulting in a fair bit of dust escaping into the factory,” says Arne.

Installation was simple. “Paul is very smart and knows what he is talking about, he also drew up a decent set of plans with 3d pictures that were very helpful in seeing just what you get and what is required in the install. It wasn’t easy for Paul as we were still working the factory and also installing our new edgebander, he made it a seamless exercise and was very flexible, working in well with our requirements to keep the factory running,” says Arne. End result - clean factory, less downtime - and a number of unwanted bags in good condition. Give Arne a call if they are what you need.

Haitsma Kitchens & Design 17 - 19 Martyn Street, Waiuku. Phone (09) 235-7793

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Drawers in the kitchen and otherplaces

Twenty years ago there would have been about 4 drawers in a new kitchen, mostly as somewhere to put the cutlery and assorted kitchen junk. Today the kitchen is full of drawers and they are now the preferred option below bench height for storing everything from pots to food. With this rise in usage has come improvements in the physical properties of drawers to enable substantial loading and easy and quite opening and closing. Alongside this there has also developed a whole new range of dividers and organisers to ensure drawer space is well used and stable. We look at the best in drawers and accessories from our largest suppliers. JOINERS Magazine September 2010 page 48


Drawer System

prime personality An ideal kitchen helps to solve the daily equation between hectic life and limited space. Prime drawers are the ideal ingredient to manage limited kitchen space. The high versatility of the Prime-System helps to adapt to ever evolving lifestyle and family situations. The Prime drawer system is optimised for rational kitchen conception, cost efficient production and ease of assembly. With true full extension for better accessibility, with Dual-Synchro propulsion system for perfect movement stabilisation and with Slowmotion encapsulated damping for protected noise reduction and quality feel. Technology at your fingertips - Prime convinces in the showroom and in everyday use. Available in NZ from Artia go to

The stylish ‘Prime’ from FGV is a state-of-the-art drawer system designed to meet the demand for high end solutions in today’s kitchens. The ‘Prime’ utilises metal drawer slides - attractively curved internally, which glide effortlessly on full extension rails, allowing a smooth, quiet and accurate opening whilst providing a high 50kg load capacity per drawer. Prime also features ‘Slowmotion’, a fully encapsulated soft closing mechanism providing a smooth and progressive action through the final stage of the soft self-closing operation.


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InnoTech drawer systems

The kitchen is a place that despite its good looks, ultimately needs to work well and make our time in the space easier. Looks are nice, but in today’s kitchens and living spaces, clever storage, ease of use and functionality are key. Hettich’s InnoTech drawers help towards the need for clever solutions and good looks with the ability to be personally customised to your specifications. InnoTech run on Hettich’s infamous Quadro drawer runners with integrated dampening for an ultra quiet kitchen and can be customised within the drawer itself, with the front and side panels. You can now also create a feature of your drawer side panels with InnoTech DesignSide using any 6mm material to express your personal style and taste. The beauty of the InnoTech system is the countless ways in which the elements can be mixed and matched. Available in five finishes – white, silver, stainless steel, anthracite and beech – there are many options for sizes, accents, runners and accessories to allow you to totally personalise your kitchen and living spaces – all whilst maintaining the functional elements that make the kitchen a pleasure to work in. Internally, organisation is the most desired quality and Hettich has a huge range of variable storage and divider elements. The dividers, jars, separators and the like are specifically designed to store, organise and secure items within the drawer, while also maximising space efficiency. Hettich recognise that there can be many components and parts involved with the vast InnoTech drawers and accessories range. They have now created easy to order kit sets, where all components for a drawer are provided under one easy to order part number. For further information on Hettich products phone 0800 HETTICH or visit www.hettich.

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Hideaway® Bins ~ One Step Ahead

Now with lateral adjustment! NZ Pat Appln No. 585372

Door bracket and collar detached.

Door bracket and collar attached.


this latest improvement Kitchen King is always keen to hear from you – email: info@hideawaybins.

roduct development and listening to market feedback is a key focus of the team at Kitchen King®, the manufacturers of well known Hideaway Bins. It was through listening to market feedback that the idea of providing lateral adjustment on the Hideaway Soft Close bins was born. Now available throughout NZ, all Hideaway Soft Close bins now come with lateral adjustment on the door bracket in a bid to make installation even easier. To adjust the angle of a kitchen fascia, all you need to do is loosen or tighten the three nuts on either side of the door bracket until the desired angle is achieved. It is the centre nut that provides the pivot for lateral adjustment with vertical and horizontal adjustment provided on the front face of the door bracket. Wi t h a l l H i d e a w a y B i n s manufactured here in NZ, it makes it easy for Kitchen King to listen to your feedback and make improvements where we can. If you have any feedback on

Other key features of the innovative Hideaway Soft Close Range include a removable, friction fitted lid that creates a seal across the buckets for odour control. This lid also features a Clinikill powder coat that fights harmful bacteria keeping the bin solution hygienic. Available in ghost grey or arctic white the bins soft-close away under the bench keeping them completely hidden from sight until needed. The framework is constructed from high grade 1.2mm steel, providing a durable product you can place your trust in! Hideaway Bins always keeping one step ahead ... neat thinking™!

Distribution partners - NZ wide Kitchen King - 09 426 7456 Hettich - 0800 438 842 The Laminex Group - 0800 303 606

For more information visit or call Kitchen King direct on 09 426 7456

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Triomax aesthetic & functional The kitchen is an area in the home that is frequently visited by its occupants. For this reason, it is common for homes to invest in a kitchen setup that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. The Triomax drawer system featuring Organiseplus content management accessories, offers this and more. • • • • • • • • •

Soft closing integrated cushioning system Load capacity of 50kg standard Full extension with Synchro control Integrated self-aligning stabiliser Roller bearing concealed slides Flexible 3-dimensional front adjustment Three standard drawer heights Options of either white or grey metallic finishes Organise Plus content management system

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FGV Zetasd soft closing mechansim for single wall metal drawers Zeta is a fully integrated soft closing mechanism for single wall metal drawers offering soft close functionality at a fraction of the cost of a double wall drawer. This accessory is a true add-on and can be retrofitted to most metal drawers. • Easy to use add-on for single wall drawer systems and retrofittable to existing installations • Self closing with soft close effect providing high end feel to metal drawers • Silent drawer closing movement and guaranteed pull close of the drawer • Anti pinch safety for secure drawer closing • Simple screw on assembly on cabinet and drawer Available from Artia Tel: 0800 268 625

Vibo back in New Zealand Access Joinery Supplies have taken on the agency for the Vibo wire ware systems from Italy that was previously sold by Sanco. So all of you who enjoyed these quality products can now continue to do so. The most popular item of this range is the unique easy corner unit as above, it will be stocked in 4 and 6 basket models and also with solid bases in the baskets. Also now in stock is their Fly Moon unit for blind corners, this is special in the fact that the complete system swivels off a single pole making for easy installation and a very smart system. Available in sizes to fit 450 or 600mm door size. These products are very much at the top end of the market and the range will be added to with more products soon.

For more information call 0800 852 258 or email

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SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS Lift systems open and close automatically A brief touch on the front and a simple press of a button: Lift systems open and then close again with perfect motion. Our electrical movement support s y s t e m S E RV O - D R I V E for AVENTOS makes it all possible. A light touch on the front is enough to open lift systems with SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS. And when you don’t have a free hand, lift systems open just as easily with just the touch of your elbow. Closing a lift system is just as easy: a simple press of a button and the lift system swings downward and closes silently and effortlessly.

TANDEMBOX intivo Always different, always unique The TANDEMBOX intivo line lets you individualise your design. This harmoniously designed pull-out is available in up to three colours and/or materials: terra black, silk white and inox. TANDEMBOX intivo stands for individual design. The design elements can be made of any material you like, wood, marble, leather, glass and lots more.

Space corner cabinet by Blum Make the difficult situation of a corner cabinet a breeze with Blum NZ. Now available are CNC cut corner drawer cabinets for the Blum TANDEMBOX SPACE CORNER drawers, ready for easy assembly and installation. Features • 16mm moisture resistant white board, edged and drilled • Innovative top and bottom design for onsite work • Save on materials and set out time • 65kg, 650mm TANDEMBOX runners • 2 sizes 1050 x 1050mm & 1200 x 1200mm both 720mm high x 560mm deep • Runner position to suit blum 3, 4 or 5 drawer • Suitable for blum ORGA-LINE storage systems

For more on these Blum products contact your local Blum rep or go to JOINERS Magazine September 2010 page 56

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Mark & Xena Jones

Benchtops Direct is proudly supported by Parbury

Benchtops Direct expanding business welcomes new operator to the brand

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen benchtop without the expense of a total kitchen replacement? Well here is a good idea. Benchtops Direct which was set up seven years ago offers a solution whereby the homeowner can easily locate a benchtop manufacturer that offers a benchtop only replacement service. In recent times Benchtops Direct have expanded to include specialist benchtop manufacturer, Benchtops Tauranga Ltd covering the Central North Island region. JOINERS Magazine caught up with Benchtops Tauranga’s father and daughter team Mark and Xena Jones to find out how it all works for them. Xena, who handles sales and administration at Benchtops Tauranga explains “We had come across Benchtops Direct and realized that it’s established brand and service could help enhance our own benchtop business. We made contact with Graeme Smith from Franklin Laminates in Auckland who started up Benchtops Direct to see how we could get involved. After some consultations with Graeme learning how the process worked and some careful planning we secured the Central North Island region for the Benchtops Direct concept.” The method of contacting Benchtops Direct is simple and effective: enquiries are received via an 0800 number which is helped effectively by some structured television advertising. Taking enquires for benchtop replacements is only part of the story though. “Through Benchtops Direct we often field enquiries for more than just benchtops and so we are able to reciprocate business with kitchen companies for a range of other product such as cabinetry and so on.” explains Xena. “In many cases of course the cabinetry is fine but because the kitchen benchtop sustains the most wear it is the most likely to need changing first.”

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The philosophy behind Benchtops Direct is based on benchtop manufacture being a highly specialized sector of the joinery industry and the people within this sector are dedicated to training and industry standards. Graeme Smith comments “We chose Benchtops Tauranga for the Central North Island region because they can provide the homeowner, as we do here in Auckland, with the right expert advice on product choice and ensure the benchtop replacement is carried out by qualified tradespeople so that the whole experience is hassle free for the homeowner.

“We are able to give good advice on a wide range of fittings including taps, insinkerators and sink inserts and can turn around a completed benchtop in ten days. The Benchtops Direct concept has worked really well for us.” Xena comments. Graeme Smith adds “Companies with a retail focus, very good quality control and the ability to project manage could well be interested in enquiring about becoming an operator if they are in the Lower North Island or Christchurch.” For further information contact

When replacing a benchtop other areas can be easily upgraded at the same time. These might include cabinet doors and handles, installing new tiles and providing new kitchen appliances. The transformation enhances the kitchen’s appearance, improves performance and importantly, adds value to a home.” Working from a 300 square metre factory site in the Tauranga suburb of Poike, Benchtops Tauranga works with a variety of benchtop surfaces including both acrylic and laminate with most of their product coming from Parbury.

Benchtops Direct 0800 MY BENCH (692 362)

Graeme Smith Franklin Laminates Email:

Dust Extraction for Shop-fitters ...


hop-fitters Shears&Mac, have recently installed a new EGMONT AIR dust extraction system in their new Penrose factory. After careful evaluation and analysis, Mr Adam Begg from Shears&Mac selected EGMONT AIR to supply the new system. Shears&Mac have long experience in the industry and were looking to combine operations from two separate locations to one central factory. A large selection of machinery and work processes were evaluated so an extraction system could be specified to provide optimum extraction for varying work processes. The EGMONT AIR system was supplied with the Ecopower device which provides live monitoring of the airflow requirements and automatically adjusts the fan suction to suit

the machinery operating at any one time. This EGMONT AIR initiative provides a significant power saving and reduction in power consumption. The new EGMONT AIR system features a cyclone hopper as well as rotary-valve discharge which allow dust & shavings to collect in the huge 5.0m³ bin located underneath the extractor. Also important to Shears&Mac was the on-going maintenance of the extraction unit. The new EGMONT AIR system features an automatic filter-sleeve cleaning function which maintains the filters in optimum working condition. A ‘Post-clean’ sequence also occurs at each shut-down to ensure the filters are ready for next work shift and provides a guarantee for longevity & reliability of the system.

EGMONT AIR dust extraction systems are the favourite solution for wood-working factories such as kitchen makers, joinery shops and timber processing plants that require a good value system that offers suction performance and energy savings. EGMONT AIR designed, supplied and installed the centralised system at Shears&Mac which consists of an externally mounted filter system ducted directly to each machine. EGMONT AIR offer an on-site evaluation service to calculate and measure the extraction requirements and airflows for all applications. “Correct airflow and filter sizing is critical for optimum performance” comments Mr Cameron Prestidge from EGMONT AIR. Consideration must be given to the type and volume of dust collected,

Egmont Air Extraction System

type of woodwork machinery operating and the ducting design so that the system will perform for years to come with minimal maintenance. EGMONT AIR Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-the-shelf. For a free catalogue or on-site consultation call 0800 781 200

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HOMAG Treff 2010 marks 50 years of HOMAG From September 28 to October 1, 2010, the 18th HOMAG Treff will be opening its doors in Schopfloch, showcasing an extensive and unique portfolio of services. An established meeting place for the trade, the HOMAG Treff affords visitors the opportunity to experience production live and up close, while benefiting from the presence of experienced experts on hand to offer specific advice.

The HOMAG Treff has always offered visitors the opportunity to find out in detail about the whole HOMAG product range away from the bustle of the big trade fairs. The main benefit, according to Management Board Spokesman Jürgen Köppel, is “that we can demonstrate our machines and plants to our customers operating live in a practical context”. These demonstrations are accompanied by workshops on the following topics: “The optimum zero joint when edge banding with laserTec”, “Entry level solutions for flexible furniture assembly” and “Improving the capacity utilization of machines and plants”.

and helps prevent machine damage through collision caused by programming errors. The main areas of application for BMG 600 are in automotive, staircase and model construction as well as shopfitting.

HOMAG to unveil new developments The innovations on show at the in-house will include the new gantry processing centre BMG 600. “Big brother” to the successful BMG 500 model unveiled at the last LIGNA, this new model has a processing height of 500 mm and is suitable for processing 3D workpieces. This new processing centre uses the material SORB TECH©, whose high weight and vibration absorption capacity results in excellent processing quality and up to 20% longer service life for tools.

Visitors to the HOMAG Treff will also have a chance to appraise complete large-scale plants with lengths of up to 80 metres in some cases. These large-scale plants include a laminating line featuring new technology for the production of wall cabinet systems or doors and frames, a postforming plant for office furniture and a plant for high-gloss postforming of fronts with a radius of just two millimetres. A plant designed to permit inclined edge gluing of complex designs with 22.5° grip rails along the fronts and for parquet production, as well as a production line for longitudinal and transverse processing including edge sealing.

The system is also equipped with a traced trimming unit and the safety system safeScan, which provides contactless monitoring of the work area to protect operators from the risk of collisions. The software module collisionControl monitors processing operations

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The new edge bander KFL 300 with sizing section will also be featured. This onesided combination machine with automatic workpiece circulation is specifically designed for low-cost industrial production. A rolling block link chain ensures optimum workpiece quality even for heavyweight panels, while at the same time guaranteeing a long life.

In the field of small series processing, HOMAG will also be showcasing a batch size 1 plant for bedroom and living room furniture offering extreme flexibility with 4-sided processing in a single pass.

Focus on woodworking shops A major focus at HOMAG is the woodworking shops sector. Catering to this market is the company’s PRACTIVE portfolio, which includes smart, economical solutions for cabinet makers, carpenters and joiners. To mark its 50-year jubilee, the market leader will be presenting two edition machines: The BOF 211 edition which offers an entry-level solution into “true” 5-axis technology, and the universal, fully automatic KAL 210 edition edge bander. Also on show will be the perfect entry-level processing centre with edge processing: the Venture 13L Future with FLEX5+ and easyEdge unit. Joining the exhibits is also the Venture 21M, a truly universal machine option for cabinet makers thanks to its flexible unit technology. Edge banding machines from the Ambition series are also on show, in the form of the standard Ambition 2260 and 2274 models with workpiece return conveyor ZHR 05 from LIGMATECH. Solid wood processing for windows & stairs The HOMAG product portfolio also includes machines for solid wood processing. Featured at the in-house show will be the Venture 12XXL for window processing and the moving gantry processing centre BMG 512 as a high-end solution with double spindle technology, 5axis processing and automatic reclamping for window production. This processing centre is also equipped with the powerClamp workpiece clamping system.

KAL 210 edition edgebander to mark HOMAG’s 50-year jubilee.

Processing centres with extended features Visitors will also have the opportunity to witness a wide range of interesting functions, such as the production cell BAZ 722 with automatic feed. This highly efficient machine offers the perfect combination of 5-axis processing and edge banding, and permits simultaneous processing of two different doors – the ideal solution for batch size 1 production. A BOF 611 making use of the nesting process for sofa construction will also be on show.

Comprehensive range of offered services HOMAG supports its customers in every sector with a unique and highly practical range of services. Visitors will be given the chance to find out about the latest generation of the workshop-oriented programming system woodWOP 6.0, collision monitoring system collisionControl, or the Monitoring & Reporting module, designed to ensure enhanced productivity and higher output by systematically acquiring and evaluating data.

A spindle tracing function also permits the production of MDF fronts using the nesting technique. Visitors will also be able to appraise the processing centre BAZ 222 with 4-fold operation and drum profile for professional standard edge banding.

There will be experts from HOMAG Engineering on hand to provide not only advice on a potential machine purchase, but also support in the optimization, conversion or reorganization of existing plants and machines.

Want to go For more information about visiting Homag Treff, please contact your local Jacks rep. Jeremy Williams t. 09 271 7707 e. Warrick Small t. 03 363 3163, e.

Dimar Direct For on-line purchasing of Quality Dimar Products at realistic prices Visit Dimar at to view our on-line catalogue with all its latest specials. Dimar’s comprehensive range of products from stock totals over 5,000 individual lines available for immediate delivery.

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ENVIROCURE Timber machining and clear finishing UV-Cured, Low VOC, Non Yellowing Clear Topcoat Envirocure UV Clear Finish coatings are instant cure allowing for high productivity rates, lower paint wastage and far superior processing advantages. 789 Envirocure is typically used where an item requires excellent durability and resistance to chemicals and scratching. It is suitable for acoustic panelling, partitioning and most interior woodwork. Why UV is a viable replacement for Conventional Wood Coatings • • • • • • • •

Special appearance, performance features Higher transfer efficiency Reduced operational costs Finishing lines designed with much smaller footprints Reduced greenhouse gas emissions Reduced hazardous waste disposal Low to no VOC content Drastically reduced processing time

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With the decreased output from our furniture industry, the predominance of panel in todays kitchens and aluminium taking an increasing share of the joinery market, solid wood and its working have become less common for many in the kitchen manufacturing and woodworking industry However there is always a demand for the beauty of solid timber and a clear grain finish. Over the following 16 odd pages we look at many aspects of the solid wood processing and finishing industry, from the machinery required in shaping and forming the timber, to the tooling required to ensure it is done effciently. From there we look at clear finishing products and their application to ensure the integrity of the timber and display the beauty of its grain. We also look at a few examples along the way of recent projects and machinery purchases by local manufacturers.

combining expertise to get the job done Completing a project successfully can sometimes require the cooperation of several suppliers each making a valuable contribution. Such was the case with the supply of some 20,300 lineal metres of Oak slats and 1500 metres of Oak boarders for the new Telecom building in downtown Auckland. Situated in what will be known as Telecom Place on the corner between Dock and Hardinge Sts, this new building is the product of a collaboration between Telecom as the Head lessee and Mansons TCLM Ltd. A major feature of the building is the use of Oak slats for ceilings and Oak boarders. The slats were required to be 65 by 40mm in size and the boarders 140 by 20mm both with a natural wood finish. Manukau City based Central Joinery Ltd were contracted to produce the slats and boarders for the project. Central’s General Manager Shaun Simpson “This was a very large order required in a specified time frame. The timber, which came pre machined to size from timber supplier Timber Specialists Ltd, was sanded and then a Domino machine was used to end joint it. Each piece then had to be clear coated.” Here was the sticking point could it be coated in time? “The issue was literally one of job size and the time frame involved. UV coating, an established process, was going to be the best way to meet the time frame as standard drying time would not have worked.” Central Joinery turned to UV coating specialists Decortech Ltd who had the expertise and technology to handle larger commercial projects such as this one. Paul Webber from Decortech points out “We are able to provide a very fast and efficient UV cured paint system to customer specification. This is what Central Joinery were looking

for. The advantage is no drying time which means a cost effective, time saving process that produces a hard wearing finish that is second to none.” The job was carried out at their Auckland based UV coating facility. In a fifteen minute process each slat and boarder is denibbed, then put through a computer controlled spray application of clear finish giving an even and consistent run free finished surface. This then passes through an oven set at 45 degrees Celcius and then is UV cured in a controlled environment instantly drying it while also eliminating dust contamination and handling damage. The slats and boarders were then immediately passed through a second time for a second and final coating. The job was completed in batches over a two month period. Combined with the speed and efficiency of this process, the right UV coating needed to be used. Decortech have a close working relationship with coating specialists PPG Industries Ltd. PPG’s Mark Pycroft comments “With UV coatings the requirements are very specific to the needs of the client and the equipment they use. We enjoy a very close working relationship with Decortech and over the years have worked on developing specific UV finishes that optimize the equipment they use to apply it and to also meet the finishing demands of

the end customer. Such was the case here with the Telecom project where we have used a specially formulated Clear UV finish from our Envirocure range of UV coatings. It proved ideal: an instant UV cured finish with low VOC providing a non yellowing Clear top coat.” The combined expertise of these three suppliers solved the issues involved and meant the job was completed on time to the satisfaction of the end customer. The building housing Telecom is well on the way to completion and promises to be a very impressive addition to the central business district of Auckland. For further information contact

Central Joinery Ltd Ph. 09 250 2130

Decortech Ltd Ph. 09 579 5726

PPG Industries Ltd Ph. 09 573 1620

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A professional drawing service for cabinetmakers by an experienced cabinetmaker JustCading is a professional drawing service specifically for the cabinetmaking and shop fitting industry. Owner Matt Hellowell has been a cabinet maker for the past 20 years both here in NZ and in the UK and has seen first hand the drawings cabinetmakers have to put up with; well not any more. With AutoCAD and imos design & manufacturing software Matt is able to produce the output drawings you require as well as detailed cutting list showing totals and types of hardware such as hinges, drawer runners, feet, etc., as well as required edge tape and much more. He also has proteus optimization software which produces detailed cutting patterns of all sheet materials used in a job, as well as required board materials and quantities, whether it be a kitchen or home theatre. Have a look at the JustCading website and see for yourself the quality of products Matt has produced over the years, the same quality and service he is now offering for your CAD drawing requirements. INTRODUCTORY OFFER As a special introductory offer the first 5 customers that mention this article or our ad on page 103 and order 2 kitchens drawn in September or October 2010 will get the second kitchen drawn for ½ price.


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Westpine double their advantage W

estpine Joinery in New Lynn have made timber doors and windows since 1989. As a builder Bill Rawlinson made the decision in 1987 to move into joinery manufacture, and his son Donny has since joined him as joint partner in the business. Over the years many members of the family have taken a part in Westpine’s success. And despite their size, the business still retains a friendly family business feel - which no doubt contributes to the high levels of word-of-mouth business this WestAuckland business gets.

As big players in the timber joinery market, Westpine have been at the forefront of developments related to timber profiles and double glazing. In December 2007 Westpine, along with four other joiners, established ‘Certified Timber Systems Ltd’ (CTS). This group already have joinery profiles that meet the latest building code requirements, particularly NZ4211. As well as being ahead of the pack when it comes to offering a certified double-glazed timber product, Westpine have invested in new machinery from W & R Jack Ltd to enable fast and efficient processing of both their existing, and yet-to-be certified, profiles. Westpine’s processing is based around having machines set up and ready for the most common profiles they produce. Although their production area doesn’t look huge, it’s home to no less than 12 spindle moulders, as well as a variety of solid-wood machinery including a four-sider, morticers, a speed sander, a cut off saw with digital stops, and two new Holytek single-end tenoners. It’s the Holytek ST152A single end tenoners that are the latest purchase. In order to produce the new double-glazing profiles Bill needed a fast, efficient yet flexible method of production. After a lot of discussions and costings he

was left with the choice between a high-tech European machine that featured quick-change tooling, or Holytek’s ST152A – a simpler, but just as robust tenoner. Two factors led Bill to buy not just one, but two Holytek tenoners. First was the price – for less than half the price of the European machine, Bill purchased two brand new ST152A tenoners. He points out he can buy two more and still be ahead. The second reason was tooling: all the tooling purchased for both tenoners came in at least than a third the cost of the high-tech machine’s tooling requirements. As well as cost and performance, Bill has been impressed with the finer features of the ST152A. “They’re quiet – very quiet. And very well guarded” he says. He currently has them side by side, with one set up for the standard 44mm sash, and the other for their new 60mm sash. Bill estimates changing the tooling takes no more than 30 minutes. But just as with their spindle moulders, having more than one machine available means tooling changes are not required as often. As well as buying new machinery, Bill’s been busy as the CTS group undergo compliance testing for more double-glazing profiles. As has been widely reported, booth time at the testing centre is in high demand as the Master Joiners and the aluminium industry all seek accreditation for new profiles. But right now Westpine are busy, productive and - with new machines and tooling - well prepared to take advantage of their prominent position in NZ’s timber doors and windows market.


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or our Solid Wood Machinery feature JOINERS Magazine asked Richard Van Der Vegte from Prowood Machinery about the emergence of Chinese made machinery. “During the last five years of visiting China we have seen the rise of several Chinese machinery manufacturers due to their cooperation with European companies. Some of these companies are now producing OEM machines for these European distributors as the higher cost structure in Europe is making it difficult to be competitive. Prowood has kept in close contact with these companies to monitor new product releases.” comments Mr Van Der Vegte.

Hold Sander

A good example is the 4 sider from Reignmac, the RMM422 model. This simple 4 sider is designed for a furniture manufacturer or joiner who wants to machine all four sides in one pass. It has individual motors for each spindle and is supplied with the CE certification. Mr Van Der Vegte adds “This machine sells for just over $20,000 + GST. I am sure most would see the value as a European machine would probably be closer to double this price. Some may say you only get what you pay for and in general life this may very well be true but only when you compare product from similar economies.

Hold Sliding Table Saw MJ 300

Remember that today much of your whiteware and electrical products with famous brands are in fact all made in China. So if you are in the market for any solid wood machinery I am sure taking to us will be beneficial to see what options you have compared to the traditional distributors you may already have purchased from in the past.” Prowood Machinery sells a wide range of solid wood machinery from light commercial to heavy duty machines. For more details refer to their website at

These machines are a selection from our industrial range, for other machine types visit

PROWOOD MACHINERY LTD 15D Porana Rd, Glenfield, Auckland. ph: 09 442 5699 mob: 027 410 0258 email:

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concept to tool path When Dave Pratt from Woodform Design met with Alec of Cutting Innovations there was an immediate synergy ... two companies at the fore front of their technological abilities, highly motivated in achieving design flexibility for their clients while ensuring a high quality of workmanship. The purchase of a Masterwood 310M router further adds to the technology and design opportunities when combining both company’s skills. Cutting Innovations specialise in more spectacular 3D CNC projects. These projects have included life size dinosaur heads for shop fitting, life size whales for movie props and giant stamps and coke bottles for advertising campaigns. They have a wide range of machinery for cutting including CNC routing, laser cutting/engraving and digital die cutting.

Cutting Innovations professional design services and computer modelling have been a valuable resource that Woodform Design has been able to draw on. “With this machine and Alec’s skill in turning an image into a finished 3-D object we have increased our design abilities significantly,” says Dave Pratt. “He is able to take an image or tracing to a plotted drawing, to a dxf file and then to a machine tool path ready for manufacture on the Project 310.”

Woodform has for 28 years concentrated on the bending of solid timber, to produce curved components or products for use in the architectural and furniture industries. Recently the focus has broadened to include new exciting design opportunities in the acoustic, wall and ceiling markets and has lead to two new product lines, the Aformatek™ flat sheet acoustic range and the SWURVE™ range of curved wall & ceiling products, distributed by Forman Building Systems.

An early application can be seen in the design opportunities for Woodforms Aformatek™ range of acoustic panels which are now not limited by lineal design, perforations and or slotted flat sheet product, but offers curved SWURVE ™ options, concave or convex structures at the architects or designers request. “We are happy to discuss all possibilities, substrates and finishes as required” says Dave Pratt’

The Masterwood 310M is capable of running a fourth or ‘C Axis’ which will compliment design opportunities and allow both companies to expand their volume capabilities.

The combination of skills and experience opens up potential for both companies to use one off designs in a commercial sense ultimately to the benefit of the client.

CUTTING INNOVATIONS 8c Saturn Place, North Harbour, Auckland. Phone: 09 444 7472 Fax: 09 444 7482 Mobile: 021 263 9730 Email:

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

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The ability to quickly cherry-pick the higher value timber for later use has been one of the biggest benefits of the Dimter says Leyton

Leyton Dowman and the new Dimter S90.

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he team at Jalco Ltd in Te Puke produce a lot of unusual or specialised mouldings: flooring, panelling, picture moulds, and other short-run product. Manager Leyton Dowman and his father Jim took over Jalco Ltd two and a half years ago, just as the world’s economies took a dive. And it wasn’t long before good business meant an increase in capacity was needed, and earlier this year they bought a new Dimter S90 ‘Speed’ optimising saw, from Jacks. Because of the unusual range of components they produce, Jalco’s runs tend to be relatively short. Although jobs are usually booked well in advance, it’s not unusual to get an order that needs turning around in a day or two. It’s for just such jobs that the S90 proves its worth. Timber is stacked near the 6.3m infeed table, where one operator grades any defects with chalk. Once on the in-feed chains and transferred to the fence line the pusher then zips back at 240m/ min to collect the piece of timber, reading the chalk marks as it goes. It then feeds the timber precisely – and quickly, around 120m/min – into the cutting area, optimising according to pre-set criteria. Such

This ability to quickly cherrypick the higher value timber for later use has been one of the biggest benefits of the Dimter says Leyton. “It’s not new – we’ve always done it. But now we can recover random length board for later without disrupting the flow of the job in hand.”

speed is usually reserved for a through-feed saw, but the S90 ‘Speed’ version provides superfast operation without the cost or large infrastructure required for a through-feed optimising system. After cutting, any material less than 120mm is automatically dropped into waste bin. A series of kickers on the outfeed belt then sort the material into whatever lengths or grades have been cut and kicks them into different zones on the outfeed conveyor. Such a sorting system is invaluable for a company such as Jalco, where no day’s work is the same.

The optimising capable on the S90 is simple. Grading is done by hand, with the number of chalk marks indicating whether timber is A to D grade, and all the waste is automatically chopped out and ejected. As the pusher returns from the previous board it scans and optimises the chalk marks on new board, all the time working to a pre-set criteria of lengths and grades required.

The Dimter is so much faster than their old chop saw method, and the Omga Optimising saw they bought second hand, that Leyton hasn’t had time to fit the new belt designed to take waste right out of the building. “These past few months we’ve been absolutely flat out” he says. Another issue to arise has been space: so much material can be generated from the saw so fast that Jalco’s existing shed regularly fills up while completed jobs wait to be shipped out. B u t L e y t o n w a s n ’t r e a l l y complaining. Issues of space and being too busy are positive issues for a flourishing business. Things in the Jalco shed in Te Puke are certainly happening at speed!

While processing one job, if a particular board might be more valuable for an upcoming job, the software will recognise the increased value and cut – or not cut – accordingly.

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Tooling support On-Call Tungsten and Tool pledges continued support for the CNC Router Industry by launching “On-Call” . . . An exclusive no charge service for the woodworking, plastic, and non ferrous fabricator. On Call support services include comprehensive advice, tool recommendations, technical support and trouble shooting. The On-Call Team offers tailored solutions for problem solving and productivity gains. Call today to begin reaping the benefits now.

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‘We have hundreds of clients each month enjoying the efficiency and cutting confidence that On-Call provides’

Correct tool selection, faster feed rates, fewer and quicker set ups are all pieces to the productivity puzzle. The On-Call Team offers tailored solutions for problem solving and productivity gains.

IMPROVED FACTORY PRODUCTIVITY Increased productivity equals lower cost, improved profitability, and ultimately, survival of your business in today’s competitive environment. The On-Call Team will work with all levels of your operation to increase your productivity. All levels of training, general to production specific on the shop floor, are only a call away.

Not only does Tungsten and Tool offer the largest selection of router bits for day to day operations, but we will also design a tool for your specific application or material. The OnCall Team will take your tool requirements from the drawing board, to sophisticated computer-aided design, to testing on our manufacturer’s CNC routers. Custom made to meet your productivity goals.

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design flexibility

Australian agent for Masterwood Stefano Cesamolo with Dave Pratt from Woodform Design and John Fleet from Machines R Us.

complex shaping capability Congratulations to Woodform Design for choosing Machines R Us and Masterwood for their new router. The Masterwood Project 310M is a nesting type flat bed machine with a process size of 3600mm x 1800mm with a maximium panel clearance of 180mm.This extra panel clearance allows the use of a large range of specialised aggregates which can be controlled through a 4th axis refered to as the C Axis. The C axis operates as a controlled axis direct from the programmes and is capable of full 360 degree rotation along the axis of the router itself.

from curved and acoustic panels to contoured coke bottles or shop fittings

Aggregates are kept in the tool change carousel and picked up like any other tool or can be manually loaded. Aggregates are available in many differant configurations such as horizontal router, grooving saws, etc. With a large capacity drilling head as standard and a rotary tool changer the addition of the C axis makes the Project 310 a particularly versatile machine capable of processing complex shapes not normally possible on a regular flat bed. The Project 310 is also available in extended lengths as well as in cup and rail configuration.

Top: The C axis rotation for fixed or tilting indexed heads. Above: the Multi-blade lineaGrooved Rotational ‘C Axis’ Aggregate that can also rotate 3600.

Want to know more about Masterwood please call Machines R Us 0n 09 836 8200 or visit www.

CUTTING INNOVATIONS 8c Saturn Place, North Harbour, Auckland. Phone: 09 444 7472 Fax: 09 444 7482 Mobile: 021 263 9730 Email:

John Fleet WOODFORM DESIGN LTD 58 The Concourse, Auckland, New Zealand Ph: +64-9-8354-107 Fax: +64-9 8354-180 E-mail: Web:

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Clear coat furniture finishing The term surface finishing means exactly that, the final phase of finishing a surface. A process that will allow the finished product to proceed out the polish shop door with consistent results from one item to the next. We can all remember the days when everything worked like clockwork and the finished result was fabulous, unfortunately there can often be more bad days than good - the purpose of this editorial is to highlight why the finish looks better some days than others. Environment One of the main stumbling blocks to timber finish is often the lack of consideration for the work environment - not just cleanliness; but temperature and humidity which effect the results we get. Spraying should take place in a spray enclosure that is clean and free from dust and contaminants. Temperature will effect paint viscosity, wet out, atomization and paint flow through the gun. High humidity will effect drying and moisture take up of the coating. Product finishing Surface painting is not a corrective measure, what we have prior to painting is what we will end up with; any problems will only become more difficult and expensive to rectify once finished. It’s the old story - preparation is 80% of most tasks.

Coatings There are numerous coatings available - read the data sheet, become familiar with the specifications for use and then use within the limits set by the manufacturer. Again be aware of the effect temperature can have on paint viscosity; pre conditioning of the paint (heating, mixing or reducing) may be required ahead of application. Temperature Effects substrate, paint, atomization and post finish flash off. Get a reliable thermometer and mount in the paint mix area. Surface temperature The surface temperature of anything to be spray finished will have an effect on the coating as it is delivered to the surface from the spray gun. How the coating wets

out, pulls back or even coating thickness required before a finish is achieved are all subject to the temperature fluctuations of the painted surface. Check the paint supplier’s data sheet, or when in doubt maintain between 20 and 25 degrees C. Paint As temperature increases the paint viscosity decreases, conversely as temperatures decrease paint viscosity increases. With plural component coatings temperature will effect pot life with considerable pot life reduction as temperatures climb. This effect may also effect the paint viscosity over and above any ambient temperature. Atomization There are several means of paint atomization - air spray, HVLP and AAA (air assisted airless).

With lower (thinner) paint viscosity, less energy is required resulting in more overspray and greater fluid flow with a wetter finish. This often results in over building the paint film thickness.

Paint viscosity plays a huge part in the energy required for atomization. Atomization is the result of energy in the form of shear placed on the paint stream as it leaves the gun. Shear can take the form of atomizing air or pump pressure; both these energy sources must be regulated for each paint viscosity to be used.

We recommend that a viscosity cup be used to monitor paint viscosity when mixing they;

Fluid tip sizing for both spray systems should be used to control the flow of paint through the atomizing zone of the spray gun. Regulating of paint flow on an air spray or HVLP gun through use of the fluid needle will result in excessive tip and needle wear, reducing the life of the spray gun. The effect of temperature on atomization The higher (thicker) the paint viscosity is, the more energy is required to break up and atomize the fluid stream. In an air spray gun this can be seen by reduced fluid flow, dryer spray and orange peel finish. With airless or air assisted airless the finish become coarse and again more orange peel is apparent.

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Graco Merkur Air Assisted Airless Sprayer

Allow monitoring of consistence from mix to mix (repeatability).

Are essential for colour matching or metallics.

Will monitor paint viscosity at paint temperature.

On the next page is the “How To” chart we give out to assist with setting up of Airspray/ HVLP spray equipment for finishing If you have any queries regarding this or any other fluid handling/ spray painting enquiries, please contact us.

WA Stroud Ltd 14g Vega Place, Mairangi Bay Auckland 09 479 8860

AIR SPRAY / HVLP GUN SET UP Graco AirPro HVLP spray gun

1. Check your equipment setup Pressure pot must have a low pressure spring and a clean 0-30 psi gauge. Gun should have the correct fluid tip and needle. Trigger the gun and wind the needle travel adjustment on the back of the gun out until the trigger hits the gun handle. Holding the trigger back, screw in the adjustment screw until the trigger is just forced forward. Trigger travel is now set. (Using the trigger travel adjustment to reduce paint flow is not recommended. Reduce paint pressure at the pressure pot to adjust paint flow.) Gun MUST have the air adjusting valve and gauge mounted on the inlet to the gun at bottom of handle. Connect air and paint lines to gun. 2. Adjust paint viscosity using a ford #4 cup Top coats should be 14 seconds. Undercoats and primers that will be sanded back can be in the 18 to 20 second range. DON’T mix more 2 pack paint than you can use in 45-60 minutes, less in Summer. If you have any unexpected hold-up, check paint viscosity again. 3. Set the paint pressure Turn off the air to the gun, using the adjusting valve on air inlet. Set the Pressure Pot pressure at 6 psi and using a measuring cup, fire a paint stream into the cup for 10 seconds. Example for a .042 thou (1.1mm) fluid tip. Your target paint delivery is 70-80 Mils (ccs). Any more than this and you are overpowering the .042 fluid tip/air cap and cannot achieve the finish quality required – plus you will waste most of the painting leaving the gun. Use the air regulator on the pressure pot to adjust the paint flow and repeat the procedure until the above requirement is reached.

macrocarpa clears & dressing grades by piece or packet lot

4. Set the air pressure Turn off the fan adjustment on the gun. Using the air adjusting valve on gun inlet set the air pressure on the gauge at 20 psi. On a scrap piece of paper or cardboard spray a fast curved pattern with a quick twist of the wrist and look at the size of the paint droplets. Increase the air pressure by 5 psi and repeat – note the improved atomisation. Increase the air pressure by another 5 psi. Did atomisation improve? * Yes – try repeating above procedure by another 5 psi. * No – You have reached ideal air pressure. Any more than this you are just wasting paint as overspray! Note the air pressure on the air adjusting valve when gun is triggered (for example 40 psi). 5. Set the fan width and adjust air pressure Open the fan adjustment to preferred fan width, spray onto paper/cardboard and note how the air pressure on the air adjusting valves gauge drops when gun is triggered. Increase the air pressure using the air adjusting valve with the gun triggered back to the same pressure as in step 4 (in our example 40 psi). You are now ready to start painting.

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Leitz ProFix ripple planing cutterhead. (fig 1.)

Improvements in finish quality Due to constantly increasing timber costs, surface planing finish quality requirements are constantly increasing as we look to maximise yield, reduce waste and increase profits. Leitz tell us how. Traditionally this surface finish was achieved with standard planer heads without any pre-planing on surface planers, 4 siders, moulders, buzzers and thicknessers. Manual feed surface planing will benefit from the use of Spiral planerheads which greatly improve the surface finish on surface planers as the tool design achieves a better finish quality through improved cutting geometry. These planing heads feature segmented solid carbide knives in a spiral arrangement, resulting in reduced cutting pressure with the added benefit of reduced noise level in the work place. With mechanical feed surface planning it is recommended whenever possible to pre-cut the work-piece, chip load must be considered when pre-cutting as the higher removal rate releases more stress in the timber and can lead to increased distortion. The finish quality to be achieved is

Fig 2. It is important that any surface marks can be removed by the finish planing cutter-head.

heavily influenced by the pre-cutting operation. As with manual feed machines the Leitz HeliPlan planerhead is the perfect solution for high removal requirements when pre-cutting or finishing on mechanical feed machines and is suitable for all types of timber from solid wood, softwood, hardwood, exotic wood & glulam. These spiral planerheads significantly reduces tear-out on difficult timbers especially around knots. The HeliPlan is the ideal solution for planing Glulam.

• Less rejects and rework • Significantly higher performance time When pre-planing it is important that any surface marks left (Fig 2) in the work-piece can be removed by the finish planing cutter-head. Planing tools with segmental cutters (HeliPlan) or ripple profile are ideal. The ripple technique helps avoid pre splitting in the wood. In the subsequent finish planing step only the peaks of the ripple surface are removed. Finishing tools are designed to give excellent finish quality to a cutting depth of between 0.5 and 0.8mm (Fig 3).

surfaces but also the quality of non seen end grain profiling such as window frames and sashes (Fig 4). Breakout of the trailing edge when cross cutting is significantly reduced when ripple-knives are used. In addition, the ripple creates a larger surface area for glue and stops the normal capillary action from drawing the glue away from the joint thereby creating a stronger joint (Fig 5). Results from Leitz customers using ripple-technology have managed to reduced rejects, and rework due to surface defects and excessive end splitting from 5% to less than 0.5%.

Ripple technology Leitz ProFix ripple planing cutterhead (Fig 1) is the latest breakthrough in pre-planing to achieve significant improvement in surface finish quality. Ripple technology has proven results with:

Finish planing is best achieved by traditional long knife planerhead, but as mentioned above, this finish is heavily influenced by pre-planing with the correct tools.

• Less splintering during pre cutting, resulting in significant improvement to the surface finish

End grain profiling with Leitz ripple-technology Leitz ripple-technology not only improves surface finish of planed

Please contact your Leitz local representative for further details on the new ripple technology.

Fig 3. Finishing tools are designed to give excellent finish quality to a cutting depth of between 0.5 and 0.8mm.

Fig 4. Leitz ripple-technology also improves the quality of non seen end grain profiling.

Fig 5. The ripple creates a larger surface area for glue thereby creating a stronger joint.

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Leitz Tooling

Weinig Powermat 2500 performance and flexibility made to measure Weinig covers the whole market for moulders, its latest development, the Powermat 2500, is positioned at the upper end of the market and combines performance, flexibility and quality of end product in a future-oriented solution.


Power does not mean multifacetted performance has to be sacrificed. The heavy cast frame is a solid foundation. The marathon coating of the tables ensures a long service life. With the proven Powerlock tool system, the Powermat 2500 is retooled and ready for a new profile at the touch of a button. At the maximum expansion level the Powermat 2500 operates with a feed of up to 200 m/min. Excellent surface quality is reached throughout the range up to the maximum speed. The standard version has up to 10 spindles with different configurations for individual application. Special features such as opposite facing spindles, floating spindles as well as separating and splitting units expand the spectrum available. The Powermat 2500 is fully enclosed and has a walk-in safety cabin with sound insulation. The integrated tool lifting unit makes changing the heavy tools considerably easier. The new Eco-Start-Stop system means that the Powermat 2500 leads the field in ecological terms too. Its main features include the motor start-up, which protects the motor, and the auto-adaptive motor brake. By adjusting to the relevant tool weight only the minimum amount of energy is used. The unit will be used primarily in planing and sawing plants as well as in the processing sector for slat production, packaging and pallet manufacture. “The Powermat 2500 combines all the experience we have gathered during the past 40 years in an ultra-modern moulder generation. It raises production enormously and is the only development worldwide in its class and has not lost any of its flexibility due to the solid construction� Product Manager Peter Martin summarizes the advantages of the unit. Weinig is available in New Zealand through W & R Jack Ltd phone 03 366 2013 or visit

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TK1000 Mortiser

wooden doors & windows

precision and accuracy

Seaboard Joinery Ltd based in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie are well known as a manufacturer of high quality solid timber joinery including French doors, bi-folds, windows, casement doors, all single or double glazed along with specialist louvres and shutters. These products constitute the joinery division of the business whilst the manufacture of interior “Airline” flush doors and fire doors make up the door division. The company has recently bought two new machines and upgraded the tooling it uses. JOINERS Magazine caught up with Maureen Beattie, Managing Director with this long established firm, to find out the rationale and the effects it has had on the business. Making quality wooden door and window componentry requires great precision and tends to be labour intensive. This goes a long way to explain why they tend to be more expensive. Maureen and her staff as part of a longer term planned review looked at the whole process for ways to remain cost effective in competitive times. “The two machines we bought, one exclusively for tenoning and the other for chisel mortising and router work, two key aspects in the manufacturing process of wooden doors and windows, have enabled us to make a number of improvements. Streamline the processes involved, ensure the best quality and save manufacturing time. This in turn will help us to keep costs down which will ultimately benefit our clientele.” Maureen explains, but adds “That is not to say we are the cheapest around as we have always been known for a better quality product and that has been the reason for our ongoing success. These machines and the new tooling we also purchased enable us to maintain our position in the marketplace.” The tenoning machine, an SCM Ten 220 Class bought from Gabbetts offers a number of time saving features. Higher set-up speed and precision thanks to the Rapid tool change, as all tools are always ready and mounted on the relevant spindles, within a few seconds to position the tool, the machine can be ready to operate without adjustment and avoiding test runs, also the ability to produce double tenons.

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Inside the TK1000

SCM Ten 220 Class Tenoner

The second machine also from Gabbetts, is a Teknomat 1000 CNC Mortising and Routing machine. With three controlled axes it has automatic workpiece positioning with reference stop and moving clamp, automatic vertical and horizontal clamps to hold the material and the numeric control with PC allows for a very easy setup using parametric programmes. This has eliminated having to mark out any workpieces to be machined, simply change the programme, load and start, then go and do your tenoning while you stile is getting automatically machined. “When we looked at the whole picture and did a full cost analysis and this includes the new tooling we purchased from Sanco Tooling Ltd, it all stacked up” comments Maureen.

Part of that process was input from Rolf Schmidhalter, a well known face in the machinery scene. “Rolf has been helping us out for many years and his comments were most helpful.” The set up process for the machines included new ducting which was supplied by Ducts R Us upgrading an existing extraction system and the new tooling from Sanco Tooling. Having the right tooling that enabled the best accuracy was imperative: it is at the heart of the whole process. Consequently, the tooling was very much a collaborative effort between Patrick Brownlee from Sanco Tooling who has over thirty years experience in the industry, who designed the tooling, Barry Ireland at Seaboard Joinery and Brian Stevenson from Gabbetts.

factory and office site with some sixteen on the floor and three in the office. Maureen has seen the joinery industry evolve over the years with two of the more significant changes being the use of technology and the change in the types of timbers used.

Tenoner wood samples.

“Accurate tooling means a better quality product” comments Mr Brownlee, “With input from Barry and Brian and using our drawings from BUP Utensili, one of Europe’s leading tooling suppliers we were able to produce what they wanted. All the tooling was specified here and sent to Italy for manufacture.” All the tools made have replacement TCT tipped so there is no downtime when replacing the tips. This makes them very cost effective to run. Sanco Tooling provided sets which were for single glaze finishing at 43mm with a single tenon and for double glaze finishing at 58mm with a double tenon. For both the single and double bevel sets they received a standard rebated bevel of 10mm for the single and 18mm for the double. They have sets for both ovolo and standard mould. Seaboard Joinery has occupied the same spot since its inception back in 1947. The company currently operates from a 10,000 square foot

“Up to about fifteen years ago the timbers of choice were heart Rimu for frames, Matai for sills, Totara for facings and clear Cedar. Now we see largely fingerjointed H3 Pine or Pine clears for frames and finger jointed or clear Cedar for sashes and doors all of which is primed,” Maureen comments. “Of significance to Seaboard has been the continual growth of their door business which incorporates a patented internal framing for each door giving it greater stability. In more recent times we have seen the greater use of wood veneers for doors.” The influence of technology speaks for itself. “We like everyone else have seen the need to keep up with technology. We make sure that at least two employees at any time are familiar with the machinery we use, especially the two new machines. The demand for double glazed windows has risen steadily since October of last year. This new equipment and tooling will help us keep up with demand.” Maureen says. Seaboard Joinery Ltd 153 Marua Rd, Ellerslie tel: 09 579 9571

Maureen Beattie joined Seaboard Joinery in 1962 as the office lady and is the only woman to currently run a joinery business as Managing Director. A member of the Master Joiners, Seaboard is also one of five companies that make up Certified Timber Systems Ltd, a company established to design various window products to meet in particular the double glazed window standard 4211 in place since 1 October 2009. They are also members of Associated Fyadoor Manufacturers Ltd which was formed for the purpose of developing and testing fire doors.

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SCM innovations Ten220 Class Tenoning machine The optimization of set-up times and the flexibility of a machine are fundamental for woodworkers in NZ. The TEN 220 Class allows woodworking workshops to manage the whole production process of doors and windows, be it tenoning work or finger jointing material for curved components. Higher set-up speed and precision thanks to the rapid tool change, as all tools are always ready and mounted on the relevant spindles, within a few seconds to position the tool the machine can be ready to operate without adjustment and avoiding test runs. In relation to the traditional solutions, the TEN 220 Class tenoning machine, coupled to the SCM spindle moulders, reduces machine set-up times dramatically and offers the opportunity to carry out with the utmost ease, all required machinings. For a free demonstration CD contact Gabbett Machinery. Gabbett Machinery. Auck. 09 828 4530 Chch. 03 377 3795

Spindle moulder with +/- 45째 tilting spindle The SCM TI120 Class offers more quality, performance and reliability. The development and introduction of a tilting spindle with + / - 45째 is ideal for the creative craftsmen looking for more freedom to process customised work pieces, it means that you can machine a wider variety of profiles with the same tool and at the same time improve the quality of the finished moldings. As well as the tilting spindle the TI120 model has aluminium fences, extension tables and fences adjusted by crank handles with mechanical digital readouts, these readouts are also supplied for the spindle angle and height as pictured. Gabbett Machinery. Auckland 09 8284530 Christchurch 03 3773795

Gabbett Teknomat 1000

The complete Mortising Solution Gabbett Machinery having been in the industry for over 30 years, is proud to bring you the Teknomat 1000 CNC Mortising and Routing machine for manufacturing door and window components. This single head CNC chiseling and milling machine with 3 controlled axes has automatic workpiece positioning with reference stop and moving clamp, automatic vertical and horizontal clamps and maximum workpiece of 170 x 200 x 2800mm, simply load and start, then go and do your tenoning. The numeric control with PC allows for a very easy setup using parametric programs. This can eliminate having to mark out any workpieces to be machined, couple this with the SCM Ten220 Tenoner and you will be producing your components in a fraction of the time. For a free demonstration CD contact Gabbett Machinery. Gabbett Machinery. Auck. 09 828 4530 Chch. 03 3773795

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Barbara, Peter & Alice

all timber solutions under one roof When it comes to supplying timber to the trade Halswell Timber Ltd is probably the best known supplier in Christchurch. A long established business, it has increasingly become a one stop shop for all timber needs. Owned and operated by Peter and Barbara Stuart, Halswell Timber caters for virtually everything the building and joinery trade needs. Everything from framing to finishing, minor alterations to large scale projects, floors to roofing, interior, exterior, new or renovations. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Mr Stuart about the products and services the business has to offer. Traditionally Halswell Timber has supplied a variety of timbers be they treated pine, native or exotic timbers to the trades. Their main site of some three acres has extensive racking for storage with over half under cover. “The strength of the business lies in the total package we have to offer” comments Mr Stuart, “We can supply various timbers in their raw form or through our machine shop as dressed timber to meet the client’s specific requirements. A good example would be the joinery trade where we can provide added value by supplying finished mouldings, tongue & groove boards, hand railings and even laminated timber, to order. By pre finishing and indeed pre gluing in some cases we aim to help the joiner as much as possible from one location.” This family orientated business services most of the South Island and has a branch in Nelson which also finishes timber for the furniture, joinery and building trades run by Mr Stuart’s daughter Alice.

Halswell Timber with some seventeen staff in Christchurch and another four in Nelson is looking positively to the future. “We have always been passionate about timber: we are the fourth generation of family who have been involved in the timber industry one way or another.” comments Mr Stewart. The company has recently invested in a portable sawmill which is being run by Mr Stuart’s son to further meet the needs of their clientele. “It is being used mainly to mill Macrocarpa at the moment which is in demand here.”

The key to the business is finding timber solutions for their customers. “We have an extensive network of reliable suppliers and combined with quality, experienced staff are able to offer our clientele the product and the service all under one roof.”

For further information contact Peter Stuart Halswell Timber Ltd Ph. 03 338 9199

Adding value is a big part of the winning formula. To augment their existing moulder Halswell Timber has bought a second moulder: an SCM Superset Class 6 spindle throughfeed moulder from Gabbett Machinery. This machine, with two finishing heads, is capable of dressing timber with a maximum size of 120 by 240mm or 15 by 6mm minimum. “This machine was ideal to meet customer demand: it gives a real quality finish and is quick and easy to set up for each job.” says Mr Stuart. The machine has receding chip breakers on the top horizontal spindles with pneumatic pressure and independent motors for each spindle. “From our perspective this moulder has enabled us to increase our throughput which in turn benefits our clients with quicker delivery.” JOINERS Magazine September 2010 page 77

“choosing a machine was a question of getting into nested based technology to remain competitive. Choosing Pro Form was because they were local and open to listening to what I wanted”

Noble Kitchens make it happen Kitchen manufacturer Hadrian Noble has been on a steep learning curve over the last six months or so since he bought his first CNC router from Steve Fifield of Proform NZ Ltd. “I have been in the business of designing and manufacturing kitchens for some twenty years, over the last several years I have been contemplating the move to CNC technology. With limited computer skills it all looked a bit daunting at times. A referral led me to meet up with Steve. Here was a guy making machines in my own town, I mean how much more practical can it get than that? This gave me the time to look at the machine in more depth than I would normally get, which gave the opportunity to challenge Steve and his staff. Steve’s ability and will power to provide solutions convinced me that this company has got what it takes.” comments Hadrian. He says he had a good look around before he chose a CNC router from Pro Form. “Choosing a machine was a question of getting into nested based technology to remain competitive. Choosing Pro Form was because they were local to my business and they were open to listening to what I wanted and in a nutshell , they made it happen.” Most of what Hadrian does involves cabinetry manufacture with some solid wood work such as benchtops. Being increasingly busy these days largely through word of mouth Hadrian had been looking for ways to do things quicker but maintain the quality. For him, as with many other smaller operations, the nested based approach was the way to go.

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Hadrian says “The machine I bought, a Pro Form CNC Router ATC 25/13, does everything I need. It’s 2500 by 1300mm table enables me to handle standard board size but was adapted so that it could take board up to 2700mm wide if need be.” The router though is only part of the formula. “What really impressed me was the can do attitude of Steve and Pro Form. They offered a really good training programme that started from the ground up which really suited my situation. Now, six months later I am not only able to do what I need to but also I have been given the confidence to push the boundaries. The software I use, En Route for cutting and optimization and 3D Kitchen for design work provides me with the flexibility to adapt to solve any problem that comes my way.” The machine has an Italian made high precision HSD router with an internal cooling fan while the automatic tool change combined with left or right spindle rotation makes for a very versatile machine that is also suitable for machining counter tops. The router is controlled from an on board PD using an Windows XP operating system. Hadrian points out “ A particularly good feature is the integrated sensor pad that allows me to quickly and accurately calibrate each tool and then stores the tool length automatically in a

tool offset file. A good time saver.” The other notable feature is the automated rear mounted linear magazine with capacity for up to eight tools. “Honestly, the machine does exactly what I need it to do. The optimization software is a really big time saver as well. The key for me though has been the input of Steve and Pro Form. They are well worth the effort to get in touch with if you are looking not just for router technology but machine solutions to make your business run better.” For more information contact Hadrian Noble Noble Kitchens Ph 04 528 3965 Steve Fifield Pro Form NZ Ltd Ph 04 526 8589



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ike and Wendy Zhang set up Nice Kitchens in Henderson three years ago. Mike is a cabinet maker and initially the company made kitchens the old way, using a table saw. Talking to their Jacks rep, Mike and Wendy quickly saw the benefits of moving from their panel saw operation to CNC and nesting. After crunching the numbers they confirmed the finance cost of the Mityboy package would be less than an extra member of staff – and it was only a few weeks later that their Mityboy was installed. The installation took place last Spring, just after the company moved into larger premises. But now at a first glance it’s difficult to even see the Mityboy in the workshop, with a room full of cabinets and panel that revealing just how busy they are. In retrospect the small footprint of the Mityboy has turned out to be extremely useful – because the workshop is now full to overflowing. Wendy is quick to explain the difference the Mityboy has made to their business. “We used to take about 8 hours to cut 20 panels. Now Mityboy will cut up to 50 in the same period. Without a break. And without getting tired!” she says. In comparison to their production now, Wendy describes their previous panel-saw based operation as “too slow, not efficient.” Wendy says the Mityboy is not only safer, but its accuracy also has benefits. Nice Kitchens offer a complete design and build solution, including Granite benchtops, so they’ve noticed time-saving during installation, where everything fits together exactly as it should do. Nice Kitchens took the full Mityboy package, so design and present their kitchens to customers in PRO100 – the 3D design package. Since the Mityboy, the business has quickly expanded by three staff. Wendy still does the designs in PRO100 but she’s been joined by Betty – a business graduate from Massey’s Albany campus, who also operates PRO100 and Aspan. Wendy explains that Betty’s English is good too – essential as they need to communicate with a larger and larger customer base from right around the Auckland region.

As well as a standard kitchen range, Nice Kitchens also offer low-cost cabinets from particle board – and it’s here they’ve noticed the biggest benefit from their CNC. “We have customers who want a low-cost product for a rental property, or perhaps for their garage. For these we use particleboard, but it’s difficult to cut particleboard on a saw without getting chips on the edges. With the Mityboy we get very clean, smooth edges, so edgebanding is much easier and the product looks much better. It’s also much faster”. A trusty Casadei V320 edgebander sits beside the Mityboy, and working just as reliably. Amidst their suite of low-priced units are several that utilise the offcuts from larger jobs - although with the Mityboy’s nesting efficiency, such offcuts are limited. But it’s a way of ensuring there is very, very little waste throughout their production process. Most of Nice Kitchen’s work comes via word-of-mouth. Satisfied customers telling friends and family – and this method of bringing in work has been very successful. There’s been no need for advertising so far, although Nice Kitchens have an active presence on Trade Me where their low-cost cabinets are popular. They’ve also been asked to cut materials for fellow joiners, although Wendy refuses to cut any board not made in New Zealand, for fear of damaging the tooling. Wendy says they are very happy with the Mityboy and what it has done for their business. She and Mike are extremely complimentary about the help they’ve had from their Jacks technicians, as well as Anthony Scammell at PRO100 – all who have helped make the transition to a new method of production as smooth as it could be. As a small business having moved into CNC nesting, Nice Kitchens are certainly a shining example of how careful investment, hard work, and innovation can pay off.

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Tormek launch jig for drill bit sharpening The complex geometry of a drill bit point makes it very hard to free hand sharpen it correctly. This Spring Tormek will launch a new Drill Bit Sharpening Attachment DBS-22 which makes it possible to sharpen drill bits on your Tormek Water Cooled Sharpening System with the highest precision. You create a 4-facet point which gives the ideal cutting performance. The optimal point- and clearance angle can be set according to each drilling requirement, which depends upon the drill size and material. You can completely restore worn drills as well as broken drills to a perfect shape. Unlike conventional drill bit sharpeners, Tormek sharpens with water cooling which is gentle on the steel. Overheating of the steel is usually not noticeable, but the consequences are that the drill will dull rapidly and may even break. By working with the laws of physics and cooling the edge continuously, the risk that the steel becomes overheated and loses its hardness or gets micro cracks is eliminated. With a 4-facet sharpening, the chisel edge gets a point instead of being almost flat as on many drills. A 4-facet point will not walk and the thrust force required is considerably reduced compared to a conventional cone point drill. It generates less heat and the life of the drill is therefore also prolonged. The attachment can be set at any point angle between 90째 and 150째 and at four different clearance angles. This flexibility enables you to give the drill the geometry that works best for each drilling operation. You can for example minimize the burr, which occurs on the exit side of a drilled hole by increasing the point angle and decreasing the clearance angle. The drill holder as well as the guides are made with the highest precision to ensure that the lengths of the two cutting edges will be equal within close tolerances. This is an essential requirement so that the cutting edges will work equally and bore a round, straight hole, which is not larger than the drill diameter. Copes with drills from 3mm to 22mm and fits all Tormek models. Available from W & R Jack Ltd

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VacuMaster HHVM being used for loading a horizontal sheet saw.

Easy handling of large chipboards From the vertical storage rack to the sheet saw with only a single person Only with high efficiency in production can a company – be it a small craftsman’s workshop, a medium-sized woodworking company or a furniture manufacturer – achieve and maintain the necessary competitiveness to remain profitable and in business. In most cases, woodworking companies of all sizes have a range of efficient machines but seldom see a need to improve their material flow and handling equipment – which means that they are wasting a lot of money. After all, the modern machines can run quickly and efficiently but only if the raw materials are loaded constantly in line with orders. Otherwise, they just sit and wait, wasting money and not achieving the output of which they are capable. Optimum productivity is not possible and the investment in such machines does not pay for itself. On the other hand, it is so easy to increase the productive times of the machines by reducing the non-productive times currently needed for the handling of the raw materials and workpieces. Schmalz GmbH created a vacuum lifting device specially designed for the handling of chipboards in sizes 3500 x 3050 and 4100 x 3050 mm and smaller. This device, based on the VacuMaster series, is called the VacuMaster HHVM and is particularly suitable for moving complete boards from a vertical storage rack and placing them on a cutting machine or machining centre. The VacuMaster HHVM is available in two sizes, namely for loads of up

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to 100 and 200 kg. This means, on the basis of the above-mentioned board formats, that they are capable of handling chipboards up to 40 mm thick. The special feature of the vacuum lifting devices of the VacuMaster HHVM series is that the gripper and lifter, and thus the chipboard, can be swivelled 90° to each side. This makes handling easy: the worker inserts the VacuMaster HHVM into the vertical board store in the vertical position, activates the vacuum grippers, withdraws the board from the rack, swivels it to the horizontal position and transports it to the saw. The lifting device is suspended, for example, from a rail-mounted crane. When he reaches the saw or router, the worker positions the board precisely on the table and starts the cutting operation. While this is running, he can then fetch the next board from the store. The cutting machine can run almost continuously, since there is no time lost while waiting for the next board. The lifting device can be used with both vertical and horizontal saws. In the case of a vertical saw, the worker can leave the board in the vertical position or, if it makes transport easier, first turn it to the horizontal position and then turn it back to the vertical position when he reaches the saw. As already mentioned, the vacuum lifting device VacuMaster HHVM can be suspended from a crane and is easily attached to the crane hook. Suitable cranes are small pillar & jib cranes, single bridge cranes, portable

cranes or single-rail cranes. The VacuMaster HHVM is delivered fully assembled and ready for use. The necessary vacuum is generated with the aid of powerful ejectors which are driven directly from the compressed-air supply (operating pressure 5 bar) and require little maintenance. Each ejector is equipped with a vacuum gauge, an audible warning device and a vacuum reservoir with non-return valve for safe operation under all conditions. The vacuum lifting device is only 305 mm high and needs only 200 mm of free space for insertion into the storage rack in the vertical position. Each device is equipped with four suction pads with the dimensions 315 x 245 mm and 600 x 220 mm, respectively, for the different versions. The overall lengths of the load crossbeams also differ to match the differing board formats. The vacuum lifting devices VacuMaster HHVM permit a single person to handle raw or coated boards of wood or plastic safely and quickly. In the past, this work required several persons and additional handling aids and the machine was idle for the time needed to change the workpiece. Today, this can be done efficiently and almost without interruption of the cutting. Furthermore, the lifting devices make work easier and reduce damage to the workpieces and the machine. For further information, please contact FDS Vacuum (Freeze Dry Systems Ltd) on (09) 479 6960 or email

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investing in training is one of the most important strategies an individual or company can have and these awards are an opportunity to celebrate the results of that investment

Furniture trainee of the year Eden Simpson.

Furniture trainer of the year Roger Jones.

Kerikeri teen wins FITEC Furniture Trainee of the Year


Kerikeri teenager has won the 2010 FITEC Furniture Trainee of the Year award announced this evening as part of the National Training Awards, run by FITEC, the forest and wood industry training organisation. Eighteen year-old Eden, a finalist in last year’s competition, is employed by Natural Timber Creations in Kerikeri and handcrafted a computer desk that “you could also showcase in your lounge”. Eden handcrafted the desk using an interesting combination of New Zealand wood (Totara, Blackwood and Rimu). The desk is functional but also elegant and features hidden computer hardware, an electronic screen lifter, hidden keyboard tray and discreet security locks, making it look like a normal desk at first glance.

“I wanted a simple look with a sleek finish,” Eden said. “I also like that there are secret drawers and features like internal fans to circulate the air and cool the hard drives.” Eden’s award entry was on display in the Danske Mobler showroom in Auckland’s Mt Eden during August. “This particular piece of furniture reflects great thinking and skill, clever design and the creative use of timber,” says Ian Boyd, Chief Executive of FITEC. “The design is unique and something special. The desk is practical but is also something that looks stylish, on its own, as a piece of furniture.” Ian Boyd says the awards play a crucial role in recognising individual and company achievements in the economically important forest and wood industry.

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“Every year, we see amazing stories of personal and team achievement, in an industry where education is absolutely crucial,” he said. “The awards help to highlight how companies that really commit to training their staff, reap the economic rewards for years to come.” Winners of the FITEC National Training Awards were announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony held at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre on September 9. They were chosen from 29 finalists within the broader forest and wood manufacturing sector, which consists of some 20,000 employees in total. “Winning is a real achievement,” says FITEC Chief Executive, Ian Boyd. “These are the individuals and companies from all corners of the country who show passion and commitment to the industry. The wood and forestry industry is big business, contributing to annual earnings throughout the industry sector of around $3.7 billion, and training is a crucial part of our future success.” “The top ten are the best of the best,” he says. “They are role models for others who want to achieve to the same level that they have achieved. They truly show the amazing achievements of people involved in this nationally important industry.” The winners were: • Modern Apprentice of the Year (Forestry) – Wesley Newton, GJ Sole Transport Ltd • Modern Apprentice of the Year (Wood Manufacturing) – Bradley Webster, Kiwi Lumber Limited. • Trainee of the Year (Forestry) – David Joll, Blackstump Harvesting Ltd.

• Trainee of the Year (Wood Manufacturing) – Wayne Ngarangione, Juken New Zealand Ltd. • Trainee of the Year (Furniture) (furniture piece entry) – Eden Simpson, Natural Timber Creations. • Training Company of the Year (Forestry) – Makerikeri Silviculture. • Training Company of the Year (Wood Manufacturing) – Pedersen Holdings Limited - Roundwood. • Training Company of the Year (Furniture) – Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd. • Outstanding Business Performance through People Development – Norske Skog Tasman. • FITEC Training Leader of the Year – Trevor Wilson, Pedersen Holdings Limited Roundwood. Mr Boyd says the forestry and wood manufacturing sector is New Zealand’s third largest primary industry export earner and therefore education and training within the sector is essential. It has been shown to lead directly to productivity improvements and other advantages. “FITEC believes that investing in training is one of the most important strategies an individual or company can have and these awards are the one opportunity to celebrate the results of that investment.”

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from paperwork to kit cars Keen to modernise and improve processes at Romsey Glass and Joinery, two years ago Director Paul Harris took time out to investigate the benefits of Joinery Software. Viewing Joinery Management Software (JMS) from Joinerysoft, Paul was taken aback at its flexibility. With a business specialising in bespoke joinery he was amazed that JMS could not only cope with the demands of custom joinery but was also so easy to use. Hampshire based Romsey Glass & Joinery Ltd started out in 1982 trading from a disused farm building, supplying glass to a few local builders and local residents. Though local support and always putting the customer first they have consistently grown year on year and now turnover £750,000 and employ 11 time served tradesmen. Occupying three separate workshops they undertake all types of bespoke joinery and glazing services, including casement windows, sliding sash, doors, conservatories, barn conversions and stairs. Set up by Mr Phil Harris, Romsey Glass and Joinery is a real family business employing his wife who does the accounts, and two sons in the office. When son, Paul Harris joined ten years ago his first job was to introduce computers to the office. Learning the trade on the job he now is responsible for surveying and quoting and is the first point of contact for the customer. Two years ago Paul went on to investigate joinery software

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to help improve efficiency. After reading a couple of articles in the trade press about Joinerysoft, Paul requested a demonstration at his premises. “My concern was whether the software could handle everything we do, but the demonstration showed me what it was capable of. I liked the flexibility and choice of providing different styles of output.” He continues, “The user interface is very simple to understand, even for someone who doesn’t have a lot of knowledge about computers. After just half a day of training I was able to create a window on my own.”

without having to start all over again.” Prices, materials and cutting lists are recalculated instantly removing lengthy delays. Paul says, “I believe the software has contributed to me winning orders and I know that I now have accurate and consistent pricing.”

With most business coming from existing customers, Paul knows how important it is to keep customers happy. He says, “We get asked to quote on more complicated jobs now because customers know that we can work it out accurately and turn it around quickly. I can now respond to an enquiry in half the amount of time it took previously, and repeat orders can be changed or updated very easily

One of the biggest improvements for Paul has been the ability to spend time with his family. He says, “I don’t need to work Saturday mornings now and I can be home by 5.30pm most nights to spend a couple of hours with my daughter. I often quote on a laptop in the evening while watching the football. The other night I completed two quotes for £40,000 worth of work in 2.5 hours. I was then able to email

Paul has noticed that in the current economy he has received more quotes but converted fewer to orders. He says, “If it wasn’t for Joinerysoft I think I would have gone mad by now with the amount of hand written quotes I would have done.”

the professional looking quote there and then. Gone are the days of hand written quotes and having to photocopy hand drawn pictures onto headed paper.” Up to 95% of all quotes are now emailed. This not only saves on stamps and headed paper but also speeded up the process with customers able to confirm orders sooner. With Phil Harris planning to retire Paul has now taken over the production of cutting lists. He says, “My father has been able to reduce his working week from 4 days to 3 days as a result. Now he has time to complete his COBRA kit car and enjoy his garden or playing golf. JMS cutting lists are produced instantly from the

quote and accuracy is guaranteed.” An added benefit is that JMS has speeded up the turnaround of jobs. Paul concludes, “My quality of life has improved considerably. Pricing is now consistent and we present a more professional approach to customers. Improved efficiency in costing has given me more time to look at other areas of the business that require attention. I’ve also just joined a golf club – something I never would have thought possible. Joinerysoft Ltd (04) 974 9480

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Dr Buzz

update Economic Implications for the Building Industry The recent hiccup in the economic recovery is perhaps a reminder for us all to stay focused on efficiencies and ‘running a tight ship’. We have yet to see how much rising interest and GST rates will impact the building industry as we approach our traditional busy season. If you are a customer of The Laminex Group, you may have recently received a letter from us with some details to consider as you manage your business through the GST rate rise from 1 October. We hope you find these tips a useful starting point. New Product Developments We are pleased to add extra long Melteca sheets to our LPM offer. Melteca 3660mm x 1830mm panels will be available in September, in response to a growing design trend towards larger horizontal and vertical surfaces without joins. For example, residential stud heights have become higher with 2.55m, 2.7m and even 3m not uncommon, impacting floorto-ceiling kitchen cabinetry. Large, seamless surfaces are also a development in commercial furniture and fit-outs. The bigger panel will give a better yield per sheet too, particularly when using 450mm or 900mm modules, meaning less waste and more cost savings. Melteca 3660mm x 1830mm will be available on MDF in 16mm, 18mm and 25mm thicknesses in a limited range of popular colours. New Services In an effort to continue improving our service, we have been working on our internal processes and with our logistics partners. As a result, from last month we have been able to offer an extended order cut-off time for Formica HPL. Most customer orders placed before 4pm, (previously 2:30pm), will now be delivered the following working day. We hope this improvement will assist in the operation of our Formica customers’ businesses. Partnership Conference By the time you read this we will have been spending some quality time on a Singapore cruise with our valued business partners. With lots of activities arranged, including presentations by two highly-regarded business strategists focusing on navigating through difficult times, a showroom tour, stop-overs in Langkawi and Phuket and a gala dinner, we have planned to combine business with fun. Our thanks to those key suppliers who helped make the conference possible, and we hope it turned out to be a memorable and motivating experience. Robert Gibbes General Manager The Laminex Group

An oldie but a goodie It is a wonder of the internet that, no matter how obscure the information you want is, if you search for it, invariably there is someone out there who has found the time and inclination to post it up. That in itself doesn’t guarantee that it is correct, but nonetheless, there will be something there. While I admit it took me a while to see how the internet could be a useful tool instead of a plaything, we are now benefitting from it’s use to search for information on all manner of products, remotely connect to the company server while travelling and having computers running in our sales vans providing up to date information for our sales team and giving them the ability to enter orders and invoices on the run. The internet now seems to be moulding itself as a tool in business just as any other tool such as capital equipment, as a means to make the business more efficient and provide better information for customers. The DotCom boom, in which anything to do with the internet was seen to be a license to print money (though few actually did), is now but a distant memory. The computer now needs to deliver, not just make promises. In a funny kind of way, this is what has happened with the issue of age. A few years ago, it seemed that anyone over 50 was considered inflexible, unable to learn and unable to think like a kid - and therefore wasn’t going to be as useful as having youngsters on board who could “understand computers and connect with the youth culture”. I guess it got so bad that the Government felt the need to introduce legislation to supposedly prevent age discrimination in the workplace. I’ve never been quite sure what the fuss was all about. Sure it is great to have new young fresh energy and ideas in the business but our ultimate strength lies in the skills and experience of our oldies. For whatever reason, at Robertson and Sinclair Ltd, we have had great success in recruiting and retaining the oldies. What price experience, maturity and stability. Between Paul Robertson (GM and shareholder), Dave Newman (longest serving employee), Pat Connery, Rajan Pillay, Dave Coomber, Mathew Leung, we have over 140 years of experience. More caps than the current All Blacks without their rotation policy. In the last few years we have also been fortunate enough to bring on board 40 years of experience in purchasing and product management employing Graham Lee. He was looking to reduce his commute, stress and hours worked and we have found a happy place where we gain from all his knowledge and maturity, and he gets to keep the flexibility of days off during the week and the time to take extended holidays.Similarly our office is run by Dorothy who again has years of experience and a calm head and more recently, Peter Mendis is now running our purchasing and warehouse after many years working in purchasing and warehousing roles. This experience also rubs off on newer and younger members of the team and helps maintain the company ethos and culture. It makes a nice blend when youthful enthusiasm and ideas are guided by experience and wisdom. There seems to be a view that older people cannot handle or understand computers. I’m not sure if the Mythbusters crew have examined this but I am prepared to say it is definitely myth. When it comes to computers, there are some who take to them like a lizard drinking and others prefer to do other things. Obviously the secret benefit of having a good proportion of mature staff is not the exclusive domain of Robertson and Sinclair because throughout our industry there are many companies doing the same thing. It just never really gets recognized. So here’s one up for the Oldies.

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fighting fit N

ow, I am not a qualified personal trainer, physical education teacher or doctor BUT I do know about the benefits of performing at the top of physical health. Like a lot of kiwis I enjoyed playing rugby, cricket and other team sports like touch rugby. When you are at your physical peak as a young man or woman life seems so much easier to handle. We all talk about ‘not being 20-something’ anymore, but there are also a growing number who are now saying they feel better, look better and perform better than when they were in their twenties. With so many people taking up multisport disciplines like triathlons, 24-hour eco challenges, short and long-course cycling races etc you could argue that as a nation we have embraced the spirit of being fit and healthy. BUT, pick up a newspaper and read some statistics and the road to fitness that we appear to be on gets derailed with talk of obesity, heart disease and other illnesses typically related to ‘inactivity’. In times like a recession there is a fair amount of navel gazing that goes on as we seek solace in the simple things of life. Getting healthy and feeling better about ourselves is right up there with activities or changes in our lives we look to increase. When business and career plans are not quite playing out as we would like, we seek to control those things in our lives that we can have some amount of influence over. Stress and stress-related illnesses can be reduced in our lives by a good dose of exercise, especially when under the guidance of a qualified health professional. So, if you are at a cross-road in your life, looking to step up a gear or simply bored with this recession and want to take charge of feeling good again, the rest of this article is for you! Now, getting fit and healthy means something different to everyone. Some are happy with

a simple jog around the block, others need more high-impact team sports and then of course there are those gym-junkies! A team sport gets you involved in a regular training regime coupled with a game where your skills are tested. But not everyone wants to play team sports and certainly you get to an age where you either can’t spend the amount of time away from family to attend training and Saturday games or the risk of injury could put your income generating ability at risk. So let’s look at keeping it simple and perhaps a little solo in your quest to become a much fitter and healthier person in 2009. A natural start is to look at joining a local gym and utilising the facilities on offer in an effort to reach some of your goals. Now, this is not all about ‘doing battle with the iron’ and ending up looking like a muscle-bound strong man/woman. There are programs for everyone and if you haven’t been inside a gym for a while you will be surprised. The latest craze is Cross-fit which is a highenergy mix of resistance training coupled with body-weight and gymnastic-style exercises. It has taken the US by storm and we are now seeing some Cross-fit only gyms opening across the country here in NZ. For those of you who don’t have much time you might like to consider ‘interval training’ as a method to shed a few pounds and get that feel alive feeling back. With much evidence emerging to support the contention that interval training is far better for losing those extra pounds around the belly, hips and thighs many are taking it up. In short, interval training is simply increasing the intensity of (typically) cardio exercises for short bursts rather than keeping up a medium pace for a long time. An example would be as follows: 500 metres on the rowing machine at a very fast pace followed by a minute sprinting

on the treadmill. You would go to and fro between these machines several times for 2030 minutes. Or, you could walk for 30 seconds and then sprint for 30 seconds over ten minutes on a treadmill. Interestingly enough, a number of sports like rugby, rugby league, netball and soccer train in an ‘interval’ method as one minute you are at rest, next sprinting and the next jogging. The body thrives on this style of training and you can mirror this by using a treadmill, rowing machine, stationary bike or even in the pool or sprinting and jogging power-pole lengths down your street. Short and sharp, interval-style training is a great way to get in shape and make inroads into feeling better about yourself. In this modern age, technology can be your best friend when it comes to getting inspired about being fit and ready to face the world. By this I don’t mean heart monitors and such but in fact the humble computer! YouTube, Expert Village and a number of other sites can all provide training exercises shown by professionals that once you would have paid good money to obtain. For your ease I have listed some of my favourites, so enjoy and be inspired to be fighting fit – recession beaters! Shaun Nicholson Cross Fit Sites Interval Training Resistance Training

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Productivity in the Construction Sector T

he following is a summary of research, conducted specifically for the eight Industry Training Organisations in the construction sector (known as BETA). It was conducted by Infometrics Ltd to assist BETA to plan for the future and to benefit the joinery, glass and kitchen design industries. The full report can be read on The Joinery ITO currently has qualifications that can provide skills for lean manufacturing, management and supervisory skills, and apprenticeship training. Below you can read about: • What is productivity and why it is important to your business. • What are the general drivers of productivity • What are the main influences on the whole of building and construction • The main productivity influences on the building and construction industry • The main influences on productivity at a company level • Future outlook for the construction industry • Training and future demand for skills in for the construction industry • Implications for the joinery and glass industries that can lower productivity

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Interpreting productivity and why it is important Productivity is the key to lifting New Zealand’s standards of living and wealth. It’s about increasing the value of what we produce by working in more effective and efficient ways. For the building and construction sector, achieving and maintaining high levels of productivity will have material benefits for the sector and the economy as a whole. General drivers of productivity The recent literature on general productivity identifies the following drivers of productivity: 1. Innovation and the creation of knowledge. 2. The transfer of knowledge. 3. The adoption and absorption of knowledge. 4. The quality of human and physical capital. 5. Allocation of factors of production. 6. The quality of economic institutions and openness. Points to note: • There is generally a positive long run relationship between innovation and productivity. Innovation exploitation is critical. • Evidence supports a positive effect of training and skill levels on productivity for developed countries. Educational quality is important to productivity. • Studies show management practices have a significant influence on productivity. Individual managers can make a significant difference to firm performance. • The age of managers has no effect, but the management qualification level does have

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an impact. • Human Resource practices (pay for performance, work teams, cross training) when implemented as a package can have large impacts on firm performance. The main influences on the whole of building and construction productivity • High Labour Intensity compared to many other sectors. Labour intensive industries require on-going investment in skills to achieve significant productivity improvements. • High variable activity. Construction is volatile due to leveraged investments, property speculation and political and financial cycles. This inhibits skill development and investment in the sector. • Fragmented sector marked by many small firms (SME’s). This occurs particularly in the residential sector due to high degree of specialisation and sub-contracting model. SME’s contribute to low levels of managerial expertise, research and development, technology “take up” and training and development. • Domestically focussed (few foreign owned). This means they are less exposed to international competition and foreign investment so tend to be less productive than other industries. The main influences on productivity at company level • The quality and availability of skilled labour. A well-educated and well-trained workforce helps to to acquire and use work-related knowledge. Studies show that the quality of labour is lower in New Zealand construction than in other in-

dustries due to strong labour demand in 2000’s, negative perceptions of the trades, an ageing workforce and less young people. • The quality of management. Management practices affect construction productivity in a number of ways. Studies identify improved management and logistics practices as a way to significantly increase productivity. • Innovation and utilisation of technology. Reduces labour requirements to achieve tasks, make on-site work easier, more comfortable and safer. • The use of off-site fabrication and modularisation. Prefabrication, preassembly, modularisation and offsite fabrication offer potential benefits for productivity. More applicable to non-residential building (education, health centres, industrial buildings). Greater level of prefabrication of structural components is also possible in residential construction (staircases) Outlook for the construction industry The outlook for the construction industry over the next few years is optimistic. By 2012 Infometrics Ltd expects the total value of the construction work put in place to exceed the peak of the construction boom in 2007 and to continue to grow strongly over the next two years – residential, non-residential and infrastructure. Residential construction activity has fallen sharply and a shortage of accommodation is building up. As lending conditions and confidence improve over the next few years we expect residential construction activity to grow rapidly to compensate for the

undersupply of housing. By 2014 we expect activity will be back near the historically high levels of the mid-2000s building boom. We expect strong growth in nonresidential construction to return as the broader economy recovers during 2011 and 2012 and delayed projects get back on track. By 2012 total non-residential work is forecast to be above its 2005 peak. The infrastructure sector has been growing rapidly through the 2000s and will continue to do so over the forecast period as the government attempts to make up for underinvestment in the 1990s. Training and future demand for skills in the construction industry The recent recession has hit the construction industry harder than most industries, which has led to a fall in the number of industry trainees. The average number of trainees in the BETA ITOs in the year to December 2009 was 5% lower than in the previous 12 months. The decline in the total number of BETA industry trainees during 2009 will have implications for the supply of new skills in the construction industry over the next few years. The reduced flow of newly qualified staff over the next few years will coincide with the expected recovery in the construction industry, which raises the spectre of potential future labour shortages. It is likely that training levels in 2009 were appropriate for the low levels of construction activity in that year, but levels will need to rise in subsequent years to meet the predicted rapid growth in demand for skills.

Our analysis suggests the ITOs that face the highest risk of future shortages are Building and Construction, Building Service Contractors, Joinery and Creative Trades. Skill shortages can potentially lower productivity in the construction industry by creating bottlenecks at critical stages of the building process, employers being forced to take on staff with inadequate training or experience, and the increased costs of recruiting. Implications for the joinery and glass industries that can lower productivity • Skill shortages can create bottlenecks • In the early phase of a boom, employers utilise existing staff better. As shortages deepen employers are forced to take on staff with inadequate qualifications and experience • The supply of new skills has a lag of three years between enrolment and completion of industry training qualifications. • The reduction in training in 2009 will negatively impact and coincide with the expected recovery in the construction industry which means future shortages.

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This Time – furniture trainee strikes gold


powerful combination of determination and skill saw 18 year old Furniture Making trainee Eden Simpson of Natural Timber Creations in Keri Keri take the 2010 Furniture Trainee of the Year Award at the prestigious FITEC National Training Awards held in Rotorua on the 9th of September. Eden’s winning piece was a functional computer desk with a pop-up screen. In 2008 Eden made a bedside cabinet and reached the Award finals. Last year Eden was one of the three finalists narrowly missing out on receiving the Award with a stunning coffee table in a range of native timbers. This made Eden even more determined to win this years Award according to Eden’s mentor and registered assessor Colin White. “Every time I called on Eden to do an assessment I would see the progress he was making on his out standing exhibit. I thought to myself at the time that he stood a real show of winning the Award this year” said Colin. Eden says; “Although there are many functional computer desks around, there are few that would make an elegant piece of furniture you could showcase in your lounge, something special you will never have seen before and something you would be proud to own as a piece of furniture”. A feature of the computer desk is a screen on an electronic lifter and hidden keyboard tray that ensures it looks like a normal desk until the screen is electronically elevated and the tray extended when it transforms into a computer desk. Eden has again showcased New Zealand’s native timbers.

We say – congratulations Eden for a fantastic effort and good on you John for helping to keep the future of furniture and cabinetmaking skills alive in New Zealand through the encouragement and support you have given Eden throughout his apprenticeship. Well known New Plymouth company takes Top Training Company Award Long established New Plymouth company Jones and Sandford Ltd took out the FITEC Award for Furniture Training Company of the Year at the FITEC Awards ceremony in Rotorua. Jones and Sandford have consistently taken on apprentices even during tough times such as the recent recession.

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He says; “I chose Totara as the main timber as it’s a sustainable resource and very under estimated in the furniture making industry. Blackwood was chosen for the laminated solid panels in the doors and drawers to give a contrast and show off its unique colour and grain pattern”. He said; “Heart Rimu is always a favourite in New Zealand and when laminated, highlights the unique grain pattern”. With all the detail and challenges involved in constructing the desk, Eden said he was fast running out of time to meet the deadline for completion. Thankfully his employer John Marley gave Eden a few days off before the deadline so he could get the desk finished.

“At any one time they’ve had at least four or five apprentices and over the years have demonstrated a real training culture within the company”, says registered industry assessor Rod Carron. “They’ve recently committed to introducing the Competitive Manufacturing programme into the company which is a further indication of their determination to remain on top of their game and their commitment to training” says Rod. Our congratulations to J & S for their achievement. Alister Murray FITEC Furniture Sector Executive

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insurance matters Dean Young

First Regional Training Advisor for Furniture


FITEC recently appointed the first full time Regional Training Advisor (RTA) for the Furniture and Cabinet making sector – Greg Stuart. Greg is based in Auckland and will initially cover the greater Auckland region.

Nothing can scuttle or mortally wound a previously flourishing business faster than default action on a commercial loan, or a demand under a loan guarantee. In many cases the resulting damage may extend beyond the business to the owners, their personal assets, family members, minority shareholders, directors and other creditors.

Greg’s role as an RTA is to talk to industry employers and employees about training solutions including apprenticeships, management training and Competitive (lean) Manufacturing. He has 20 plus years plus experience in furniture, cabinet making and shop fitting, starting out as an apprentice and moving through to supervisory and management roles. More recently Greg has been General Manager/Director for a small Auckland-based company specialising in custom retail fixtures. Greg developed strong relationships with a number of large format retail customers though out NZ and Australia and at the same time produced custom cabinets and kitchens for the local residential market. Tr a i n i n g i s s o m e t h i n g G r e g believes in strongly, having always encouraged staff to keep furthering their knowledge. Since joining FITEC Greg says he has met many passionate people in the industry keen to innovate and develop people and processes. “As we are becoming more dependent on new technologies that often come with a hefty price tag, training helps people stay up to date and adapt quickly to change”, explains Greg.

and protecting yourself if something goes wrong

Death, major health problems or disability of a key person who is wholly or partially liable for servicing and repayment of a commercial loan, or who has provided a personal guarantee for borrowed funds, can have serious consequences for the business. Having adequate debt protection cover in place an insured business owner can claim on their policy knowing that the proceeds will create the cash needed to repay or assist with repaying business debt. If you’re a sole trader or member of a partnership, you are personally liable to an unlimited extent for obligations (including loans) incurred in the normal course of business. Should you die or become disabled, your personal assets could be placed at risk by a demand for a repayment of a business loan or to meet a personal guarantee. In the case of a limited liability company, the business lender may have required the directors and / or shareholders to personally guarantee repayment of the borrowings or loan, despite the business being the borrower. This requirement enables the lender to bypass the limited liability the shareholders would otherwise benefit from and enables recourse to the unlimited liability of the guarantor and his or her assets while the business debt is outstanding. So, how do you protect yourself when your business is expanding and you need to borrow money to buy new equipment or fund expansion into a new area? There are several key items that you need to make sure you have covered: • Seek professional advice from your accountant before you commit to borrowing • Always read the fine print of any contract or loan documents and if you’re not sure get your lawyer to look them over for you • Wherever possible avoid personal guarantees – see if there is some other form of security that will suffice • Keep your shareholders agreement current and if any changes are required in light of the change of business circumstance get them signed off prior to drawing down any new loans • Off set your risk with insurance policies that provide maximum protection at claim time Don’t leave protecting yourself, your business and your assets to fate. Have a plan, implement it and update it regularly.

“Training also improves the efficiency and effectiveness of your workers, which leads to greater productivity”. Greg says these are the areas of particular interest to him. ²

Dean Young is a director of Brave Day Limited A leading provider of insurance management for Professionals

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Warranties can be a double-edged sword In a previous article I wrote about what happens when the warranty runs out. I explained that a warranty is essentially a right to take something back if it breaks down, no questions asked, and have it repaired or get a new one. It is a common misconception that when a warranty expires, or when there is no warranty at all, then the customer has no rights. In fact, warranties are just additional or “bonus” rights, that run in parallel with the rights given to the customer by the law. The customer can enforce those underlying legal rights against the supplier regardless of whether there is a warranty or not. Admittedly, the underlying legal rights might not be as good as a warranty. The beauty of a warranty is that the supplier usually doesn’t quibble when the customer takes the defective product back or complains about the shoddy service. If instead the customer is only left with his underlying legal rights, then he might have more of a fight on his hands. He will have to show that the supplier delivered less than he promised. If he can show that, then he has to decide whether to force the supplier to provide the product or service that he promised in the first place, or instead to cancel the contract (if that’s still possible), and claim damages for the difference between what he was promised, and what he got. It is easier for the customer to enforce his underlying legal rights if he is a consumer. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 gives him a lot of rights that are equivalent to a warranty, and these rights apply regardless of what the supplier’s fine print says. But small business people, who are often just as vulnerable as consumers, usually

aren’t covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act. So they have to rely instead on the Sale of Goods Act 1908 and the Contractual Remedies Act 1979, and these Acts can be overridden to a large extent by the supplier’s fine print.

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If the supplier provides a warranty, then this is quite rightly regarded as an extra incentive to buy the goods or services on offer. But a warranty can protect the supplier as much as it protects the customer. This is because the terms and conditions of the warranty can be used to limit the supplier’s liability, both under the warranty itself, and also under the general law. To illustrate, I have summarised below a typical warranty put out by well-known a supplier of plumbing fixtures and fittings in New Zealand. This is what it says. First, the supplier warrants to members of the public that: 1. The supplier ’s plumbing fixtures and fittings are free of manufacturing defects for certain specified periods from the date of purchase. 2. The supplier will at its election, pursuant to its obligations under the warranty, repair, replace or make an appropriate adjustment where the supplier’s inspection discloses defects occurring in normal usage subject to the terms and conditions stated below. This looks reasonably generous at first glance. But the warranty (and, arguably, all the supplier’s legal obligations) are then qualified by a host of exceptions. These exceptions include the following: • In-line water filters must be used. • No cleaners should be used

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in any of the supplier’s toilet cisterns. No chemicals should be used in any of the supplier’s bathing or showering products. Hot water must be limited to a maximum of 55 degrees C. The Warranty applies only within New Zealand and only to the original purchaser. Damage due to accident, improper installation or handling, improper care and cleaning, faulty repairs, alteration, abuse or misuse are not covered. Installation, maintenance or use other than in accordance with the instructions furnished by the supplier is not covered. Cistern washers or rubbers are not covered. The customer must pay all charges in respect of making the defective product accessible for repair or replacement and any labour, transportation, travelling or communication expenses. Unavoidable manufacturing imperfections of a minor character are not covered. The supplier has a discretion whether to refund the purchaser with the purchase price of the product or repair, provide a replacement part or product, or make an appropriate adjustment. The warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied (except where the Consumer Guarantees Act applies). The supplier has no liability for special, incidental or consequential damages.

If a purchaser of one of these plumbing fixtures and fittings has a problem with it, then he can enforce the warranty against the supplier only if the problem is

a “manufacturing defect”. This is because a “manufacturing defect” is all that the warranty applies to (see warranty no. 1 above). The purchaser may then have to persuade the supplier that he has faithfully followed all the instructions, he has not done any of the prohibited things, and the problem is not due to “improper installation or handling”. And even then, he has to meet the cost of “making the defective product accessible for repair or replacement and any labour, transportation, travelling or communication expenses”. Of course it may be different if the Consumer Guarantees Act applies. But even then, the purchaser would have to show that one of the implied guarantees in the Act has been breached, namely: 1. The product was not of acceptable quality. 2. The product was not reasonably fit for the particular purpose that it was required for. 3. T h e p r o d u c t d o e s n o t correspond with the description in the supplier’s promotional materials or technical specifications. 4. T h e p r o d u c t d o e s n o t comply with any sample or demonstration model that the purchaser relied upon. There is usually a good reason for most of the exceptions built into warranties, and the supplier may not choose to take advantage of them if he feels that his customer goodwill or brand image would suffer as a result. But you can’t always count on that. The important point is that warranties can be just as much for the benefit of the supplier, as they are for the purchaser. ²

Geoff Hardy has 34 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine September 2010 page 94

a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo


recently returned from the NKBA conference in Queenstown. The principal organisers were Ingrid Geldof (NKBA Vice President) and Julie Austin our new Exec Officer. What they delivered was a funtastic event full of fun and information. Thank you both for the huge effort involved. While the evenings were awash with laughter and good times, and quite a lot of liquid refreshments, the speakers were also a major high point. Interestingly enough the two most informative came from within. Kevin Belz (Immediate Past President NKBA) – on disputes resolution. Kevin has been involved with NKBA disputes and spoke of some of the things he has learned. Speaking from the heart and using colourful language (do you kiss your daughter with that mouth Kevin!) he walked us through some do’s and don’ts of complaints. To sum up some key points. Listen - sometimes people just want to vent. Just listening and being sympathetic can sometimes be enough. Find out the problem - ignore all the emotional comments and even personal attacks. At the end of the day there should be an issue, and that issue can be resolved as long as you know what it is. Fix it - once found get it sorted as fast as you can. It won’t just go away. Ask for help – the great thing about being in an organisation like MJF or NKBA is you have peers you can call on for advice or an impartial assessment. Finally the best words of wisdom I have heard in a long time. “Never email if you can phone, and never phone if you can talk to them face to face.” Ingrid Geldof (Vice President NKBA) Ingrid spoke of her trip to the Milano kitchen fair earlier this year. While more targeted at

design and designers Ingrid’s presentation stood out from others in that it was more than just show and tell. She actually offered comment and opinion as to why trends were happening and what we should be looking for. Her comments and disparaging looks when talking about what appeared to be gadgets for gadgets sake, were a refreshing change to the “wow look at this” we are more used to. The second part of her presentation was the results of a survey she had conducted on relationships between industry sectors. Some points of note More communication is needed between designers and manufacturers. In particular joiners wanting the designer to be available during production to answer queries and help make production more efficient. And designers wanting contact from manufacturers before changes are made to designs. To me it seemed more needed to be discussed before contracts are entered into as problems arise when both parties are not on the same page when the work begins. The other shocking point was the tiny amount some experienced designers are charging for plans. Even if you do not have a qualification, experience is gold. Never under estimate the skills required to design a kitchen and charge accordingly. Another great speaker was David Johnson from Trends David talked about his beginnings and the beginnings of Trends Publishing. An amazing story of a man trying to make a gazillion dollars. He is not there yet but gave a great insight into how he has made Trends an international success story. Another comment that really struck home is how he looks at his business. David is not too concerned with where he is now. He is more focused and thinks of where Trends and he will be in two years time.

Before and after - the DeLorenzo ceiling required delicate plaster repair.

Too often, myself included, we concentrate on the job just in front of us, and barely think of next week let alone two years from now. Yet this is where our heads should be most of the time both professionally and personally. Change is hard, and it is even harder when you are forced into it and end up having to react. Having a vision of where you want to be in a few years time actually makes today’s decisions easier. I left his talk thinking of where I was two years ago, where I am now, and where I want to be in two years. It was scary to realise that two years ago looks a lot like today. Watch this space in two years and see if I have moved. Something that has changed in two years has been the house. The Ranfurly Challenge, our personal project. Plaster and Plastering One of the main reasons our house was historically listed was the plaster work. Mainly in the old billiard room where the gilt cornice is a sight to behold. Each corner has a relief portrait of the owners wife and three daughters. A true labour of love made by a man 100 years ago. When we had the house jacked up for repiling I don’t know who was more stressed, myself or the repilers. While the ceiling in the billiard room was unscathed by the movement the same could not be said for the rest of the rooms. Two brick chimneys had to be removed and with no joists underneath them there was significant damage and in places the cornice was held together by horse hair. Enter Kane, our 25 year old plasterer.

The affected cornice was cleaned out, glued, and then braced. A touch up was done after and so the original plaster work remained and was not replaced. Cracks in the lath and plaster walls were filled and repaired, and as they were then wallpapered over it was relatively easy. The ceilings were another matter. After cleaning out and then gluing up cracks Kane then ground out a 2mm deep strip 50mm wide so that the tape covering the crack would be flush with the ceiling. As this was very time consuming, for later rooms the grinding was not done. Cracks were repaired, taped and plastered over for a smooth finish. The interesting outcome was that the faster (OK cheaper) option has held up better with no hairline cracks appearing. Throughout the house we discovered many potentially dangerous building materials from the past. From red lead paint on the walls to possible asbestos underlay in the kitchen and fibres in the plaster. Did these products have a bad effect on the previous occupants? Hard to know as they are no longer with us, having lived to 89, 94 and 108. Hmmm... Toxic products or preservatives? You decide. Tony DeLorenzo, NKBA President

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web directions

Web Trends The World Wide Web is a rapidly expanding and constantly changing resource. Some key trends are as follows: 1. Social networking sites are playing a huge role in the social interactions of those that use them (especially those under the age of 30). Facebook has eclipsed all of the others and recently passed the milestone of achieving half a billion users worldwide. 2. Mobile technology is taking over the web and is expected to have more connections than those for users with desktop devices within 5 years. However, its disadvantages, especially those caused by small screen sizes, difficulties with navigation, slow speeds and high bandwidth costs will eventually limit its further expansion. 3. Faster and cheaper broadband is expanding the use of movies and video on the web and has resulted in a rapid improvements to the technologies associated with their use. 4. Firefox has been winning the battle of the browsers, consistently trending upwards and taking share from Internet Explorer, which a few years ago dominated the market. Google Chrome has also been steadily gaining market share and sits in third place, ahead of Safari and Opera.

Matt Woodward is a Director of Netline Services Ltd

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


Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. Bowdendoors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email compositejoinery@xtra., contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. Danska Cabinetmaking PO Box 8012, Kensington, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, email Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun.

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

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

Harris and Thurston Ltd 5A Te Kahu Street, Haruru Falls, Bay of Islands 0252, Ph 09 402 7070, Fax 09 402 7090, contact Ian Harris.

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

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

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

Kitchens & Cabinets (Bay of Islands) 2009 Ltd 32 Hawke Drive, Haruru Falls, Bay of islands, Ph 09 402 6885, Fax 09 402 6895, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman. Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, Fax 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. Magic Touch Interior Co Ltd 110 Amreins Road, Taupaki, Auckl. Ph 09 810 9743, Fax 09 810 9715, contact Arnold Hong. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, Fax 09 422 7884, contact Jeffrey Smith. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, Fax 09 277 7479, contact David Mattson. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, Fax 09 620 7585, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, fax 09 579 4264, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie.

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Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, fax 09 827 8740, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. Whenuapai Joinery Ltd 142 State Highway 16, Whenuapai. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, fax 09 620 5964, contact Stuart Penny.


Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, fax 07 849 6657, contact Mike Taylor. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, Fax 07 856 4775, contact Ross Bones. Corden Joinery Ltd 125 Norton Rd, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3415, fax 07 847 3480, contact Phil Corden. Countrylane Kitchens Limited PO Box 271, Katikati, Ph 07 549 3429, Fax 07 549 3529, contact Darrell or Sandy Garrett. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, fax 07 378 1036, contact Allan Crompton. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, Fax 07 873 8084, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, fax 07 307 0850, contact Adam McNeil. Dimax Joiners Ltd 17 Coghill Street, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsular. Ph/Fax 07 866 4513, contact Andy Wilson. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence.

Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry 21 Birch Avenue, Judea, Tauranga. Ph/Fax 07 571 0017, contact Troy MacRae. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, Fax 07 308 7460, contact Mark Bruce. BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, fax 07 847 4857, contact Paul Tottie. Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, Fax 07 578 4965, contact Colin Harris.

Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell.

MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott.


Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster.

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

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

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

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

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet.

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

Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry.

Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffen.

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

Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews.

Woodstock Joinery 19 Coventry Street, Levin, Ph 027 224 0701, Fax 06 368 9961, contact Murray Forward.

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

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

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

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

Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 575 7507, Fax 07 572 4137, contact Paul Christie.

Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton.

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

Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact David Walker.

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

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

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

Adept Kitchens & Joinery 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 4770, fax 06 758 4770, contact Dennis Byers.

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

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

Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, fax 06 278 8092, contact M West.

Summit Joinery Limited 120 Bell Road, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 5011, Fax 07 895 5033, contact Andrew and Kerrie Buchanan.

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

Dennis Behrent Joinery PO Box 291, Stratford. Ph 06 765 8120, fax 06 765 8154, contact D Behrent.

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

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

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 489B Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, contact Sean Rice.

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

Natures Door Shoppe Ltd 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson.

Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker.

Tongariro Cabinetmakers & Joiners 8 Turanga Place, Turangi, Ph 07 386 8228, fax 07 386 8229, contact Alistair Penrose.

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

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

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

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ.

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

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

Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, fax 06 759 8325. Dan Holmes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph/Fax 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.


Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster. Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page.


Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 49 Awapuni Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs.

MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, fax 06 757 8172. Kieran MacLeod New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, fax 06 758 8672, contact Roger Paul or John Ancell.

Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. Donald Alexander Joinery Ltd Box 3186, Napier. Ph 06 843 2938, fax 06 843 2036, contact Donald Alexander. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass. Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. Gisborne Joinery Limited 522 Gladstone Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2880, fax 06 863 2881, contact Brendan Kent. J & H Doors & Joinery Cnr Manchester St & Wilson Rd, Hastings, Ph 06 879 7009, Fax 06 879 6464, contact Jim Hollis. JRT Kitchens (2005) Ltd 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. Kersten Building Recyclers 822 Omahu Road, Hastings, Ph 06 878 8494, Fax 06 878 8514, contact Peter Kersten. Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy.

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

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

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

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

Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph/Fax 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, (mail to 6 France Road), Napier, Ph 06 835 8346, Fax 06 835 8345, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly. Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane.

L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895, Fax 04 564 8896. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph/Fax 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Mrs Epplett. Te Aro Joinery Co. Ltd PO Box 15017, Miramar. Ph 04 388 8607, fax 04 939 8621, contact Allan Dyer. Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Julie Galyer. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass.

Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown.

Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact Paul Stephen. Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk.


Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop.

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

Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson.

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

Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, Fax 03 308 5057, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones.

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Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt.

Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 97E Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 021 593 186, Fax 03 385 5570, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth.

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas.

Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact Robin Walker. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Billy Nolan. Hagley Building Products Ltd PO Box 6121, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, fax 03 961 0704, contact Nathan Moore.

Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper.

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

MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg.

Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock.

Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson.


Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne.

Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Ian Johnstone. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Owen Wright. Jono Hughes Ltd 127 Archibald Street, Tinwald, Ashburton. Ph/ Fax 03 302 6998, contact Jonathan Hughes. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD Secretary, Rowan Howie PO Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 5165. Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. Fabwood Ltd 5 Thompson Street, Alexandra, Ph/fax 03 448 8847, contact Charlie Paull. Grays Joinery 17 Lorne St, South Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4332, fax 03 455 0639, contact Blake Gray. Ivan Coutts Joinery 144 Castlewood Rd, RD 2, Dunedin. Ph & Fax 03 476 1166, contact Ivan Coutts Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd Unit 2, 68 David Street, Forbury, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst. Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Craig Duncan. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd PO Box 2390, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6558, fax 03 455 6300, contact Brian Ballantyne.

Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White.

Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman.

Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy.

Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley

J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison.

Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher

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

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Fax 03 202 5528, contacts Barry O’Connor and Don Williams. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, Fax 03 453 5716, contact Ron Kirk. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Fax 03 488 4893, contacts Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn.

Joinery Zone Ltd 110 Fraser St, Timaru, PO Box 223. Ph 03 688 8223, fax 03 688 8225, contact Neville Kitchen. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, fax 03 684 8050, contact Glen Chitock. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, fax 03 689 7907, contact Des McMaster.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph/Fax 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel. Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, fax 03 477 9790, contact Andrew Bellamy. Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley.

Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Aaron Fitzsimons Building & Joinery 36 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9915, Fax 03 693 9912, contact Jaquie Fitzsimons or Roger Galbraith Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. Custom Kitchens 1 Weaver Street, Oamaru, Ph 03 437 0001, Fax 03 437 0013, contact Stuart Sandri

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


Nico Workshops Ltd 58 Lacebark Lane RD 1. Nelson. Ph/Fax 03 540 2229, contact Jochen Lenfert. Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact Richard Malcolm. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. Whole Wardrobes & Interiors 42 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.


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

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

Hamilton Laminate Specialists Ltd

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Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar.


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Moxon (NZ) Limited PO Box 4401 Mt Maunganui South Ph 07 575 7681 Fax 07 575 7689 E.

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

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

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

Rosenfeld Kidson & Co Ltd PO Box 621, Auckland Ph 09 573 0503 Fax 09 573 0504

Simmonds Lumber (NZ) Ltd PO Box 132 232, Sylvia Park Auckland 1644 Ph 09 573 0280 Fax 09 573 0281 E. neil.fredricson@


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