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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

September 2011

mj awards all the winners

bathrooms panel, paint and accessories

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contents mj award winners 16 Master Joiners Awards entry numbers have been growing in recent years ensuring a high standard of finalists and winners. We showcase the best of this years crop.

COVER Banio all glass shower screens with invisible sliding technology from Hafele see story page 46

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Rhys Powell introduces himself and questions our preparedness

phk partners 22 Through efficient factory layout and state of the art machinery, Peter Hay Kitchens are very good at making white boxes. You may wish to consider using them yourself and benefit from their economies of scale.

Dr Buzz 73 Duncan Such gives a thumbs up to JOINERS, Ligna and the economic recovery

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Laminex Update 72 Robert Gibbes gives advice on gearing for the recovery and introduces some new products

Mastercraft Kitchens have been in expansionary mode in the last three years. We look at the benefits of belonging to this group of strong independants.

A view from both sides 76 Tony DeLorenzo talks about his love of pies and how to get your share Due Process 77 Geoff Hardy asks are our house prices to high and why Web Directions 78 Matt Woodward enlightens us on advances in internet access and usability

wet areas 46 Space and condensation means that bathroom manufacture and finish needs special consideration. We look at accessories, paint, panel and storage.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 13 JITO news - 75 FITEC news - 74 Trade Directories - 80 - 83 Product Focus - 84

ligna legacy 52 The health of the woodworking sector is often judged by attendance and activity at its major expo’s. We look at what suppliers have to say about Ligna 2011 held recently in Germany.

Classifieds - 86 - 88

Things to watch for ... Free trial of Planit software p 9 • R&S supplier discounts p 62 • 3D Kitchen software giveaway p 71

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from the presidents desk

Be prepared For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Rhys Powell. I was elected as President of the Registered Master Joiners at the recent conference in Rotorua. I have been on the National Executive for a number of years and have held the role of Vice President for the past 2 years. I am a Taranaki boy and run my own joinery business in New Plymouth. As newly elected president I have some big boots to fill and I look forward to the challenges that this role will give me. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Julian for the time and effort he has put into the Presidents role over the last 2 years. The conference in Rotorua in July was another well organised and enjoyable event. It is pleasing to see the number of delegates, as well as sponsors, continues to increase as do the entries in the annual Master Joiner Awards. It was also encouraging to see a larger number of apprentices enter their work along with the support of their employers. The increase in the number of Master Joiners attending these conferences, reflects on all the hard work that both the national executive and the conference organisers have done to gain the right mix of work and relaxation. The whole event gives sponsors and delegates access to each other in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Congratulations to the organisers and to everyone that attended for making the conference an enjoyable and interesting event. I look forward to the conference in Napier next year. With a number of tough years behind us in the industry, there are some signs that maybe we are starting to turn the corner. With these signs comes the question whether our industry has the number of qualified trade’s people to cope with the eventual increase in work. Most businesses over the last 2 years or more have been trying to cut costs and some even having to lay staff off. Training new staff has not been a high priority. Will our pool of skilled workers be enough to cope?

Roger Aburn, Sel Baker, Tony Keeper and Bill Foote.

Honorary life membership In appreciation of long and distinguished service to the Federation, NZJMF recently conferred Honorary Life Membership on Roger Aburn (Otago), Bill Foote (Waitaki), and Tony Keeper (Taranaki). Sel Baker of Waihi a life member since 1989, attended the Master Joiners Awards dinner in Rotorua to witness the presentation to his compatriots and join in the celebration. Recognising the enormous contributions of these recipients to the joinery industry, and the untiring work they have done on the Federations behalf over the years, Master Joiners were delighted to show the very high regard in which they are held. Roger Aburn has been an active member of the Otago Joinery Manufacturers’ Association for over 30 years, contributing a great deal of his own time to organising a large number of social events for the Association. He spent 4 years as President of the Otago Southwards region and on the National Executive Board Tony Keeper spent 54 years as a joiner and was the inaugural President of the Taranaki JMA when it formed in 1970. He attended 29 consecutive Conferences before his retirement in 2001and remains very interested in seeing how NZS 4211 compliance evolves and feels that the joinery industry is in good hands now and for the future. Bill Foote has devoted 57 years to joinery and has many a tale to tell. He has been a member of the Waitaki JMA since it was formed in 1978 and has trained many apprentices and held the role of JITO ATA. From 1985 until the present day Bill has remained very much involved as the much valued secretary/treasurer of the Waitaki JMA. 

Some reports state that the construction industry and related trades will struggle to cope with the increased workloads, when it happens, with the current levels of training being done. The report goes on to say that although many businesses cannot afford to train new staff during these hard times, from an industry point of view we cannot afford not to continue to train new staff to maintain a healthy level of qualified workers. Our industry of course, like many others, is looking forward to a return to better times which will happen. But are we prepared? Rhys Powell President Registered Master Joiners


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From The Publisher

It’s all go We have a pretty full issue this time with lots of interesting news and features. Awards and Shows figure prominently with coverage of the Supreme Award winner in the recent Master Joiner Awards along with the winners of the FITEC Furniture Awards just released. The Supreme Award winner is an example of joinery at its best and is truly indicative of what can be achieved with wood. The international trade shows Ligna 11 and Interzum 11 held in Germany are well represented with examples of the best on offer from various exhibitors. Both of these shows are still very relevant to us here and in Aussie by indicating where technological and design trends are heading. Have a gander at our column Dr Buzz for some sharp insights from Duncan Such on this one. Kitchens take a back seat this time as we focus on what is going on in bathrooms in this issue. We go back to kitchens in our December issue when we look at the Best Kitchen winner from the Master Joiners Awards. Two interesting items in this issue are the stories on the kitchen manufacturing group Mastercraft and coverage of the annual Partnership Conference held by The Laminex Group up in Fiji. Having written both of them I’m hoping they offer some insight as to how these two operations tick. Congratulations must go to long term industry supplier Robertson & Sinclair Ltd on their 50th anniversary in this issue. It is good to see them still going strong. Another spread of note is the article on Peter Hay Kitchens who are also going from strength to strength. You will also see something I touched on last time: the creation of the internationally based FSM organization to which this magazine is the member for New Zealand. This will have benefits down the track for our readers with internationally based news and views starting to appear in 2012. I’m sure many of our readers will be interested in what is published. Well, I’m keeping this one short and sweet what with the Rugby World Cup underway and all the related hullaballoo. Let’s hope the All Blacks do us proud. Catch you next time Bob Nordgren

Altendorf concentrates on expanded saw program Altendorf, Germany’s global market leader in sliding table saws, has restructured its international sales setup. In future, Altendorf will thus be concentrating exclusively on its own core businesses in Australia. As the world’s leading supplier of sliding table saws, Altendorf offers a comprehensive product portfolio for all groups of users in the wood processing sector. Its latest Altendorf 2 machine has now extended the product program by adding an entirely new offering, Altendorf has decided that with effect from July 2011, it will be concentrating exclusively on sales of its own machines. In addition to this move, Altendorf Australia’s market responsibility will be extended to take in the Asia-Pacific region. This will be accompanied by a change in the company’s name to Altendorf Asia Pacific. The company will continue to be headquartered in Sydney. Messrs Weinig, since April 1010 owners of the company Holz-Her, will market the Holz-Her product program in Australia under the name Weinig Australia Pty Ltd. From July 1st 2011, we will discontinue the previous sales arrangement of Holz-Her products via Altendorf Australia. Weinig will provide highly trained Sales and Service personnel, thus guaranteeing a seamless transition. All warranty obligations relating to Holz-Her machines delivered will be assumed by Weinig. Rick Lee, Managing Director: “Crucial to Altendorf’s success have been our close relationship with customers and the fine quality of the machines. By placing the emphasis on the Altendorf brand name, we will be able to focus even more intensively on our customers, and convey the attributes of our machines and our service provision with even greater effectiveness.”

buildnz / designex The combined buildnz/designex exhibition held in late June at the Auckland Showgrounds was well received as attendees sought out the latest in building products and design trends. A feature this year were the many well presented stands. An air of cautious optimism prevailed as attendees and stand holders alike look forward to better times ahead. The next show will be in 2013 

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offsite manufacturing on the rise One of the speakers at the June’s Master Joiners Conference was Robin Jack, Managing Director of W & R Jack Ltd. After outlining the latest developments in joinery manufacturing technology from European machine builders Weinig and Homag, Robin looked ahead to a new era of off-site manufacturing, discussing the opportunities and challenges this will bring for the joinery industry. “Offsite manufacture, more commonly called prefabrication, is on the rise and will account for a much larger share of the construction sector within the next few years. Manual work done on exposed building sites will give way to automated processes carried out in a controlled factory environment, bringing huge productivity gains as well as improved quality. At present, labour typically accounts for up to 50% of residential construction costs. Apart from the sheer cost, it is increasingly difficult to find good people willing to do manual work in all weathers on a building site. Working conditions are vastly more appealing in a modern well equipped factory, and process workers are faster, cheaper and more consistent than subcontractors falling over each other out on site. The key to successful off site m a n u f a c t u r i n g i s a c c u r a c y. Computer controlled machinery enables large elements (floors, walls or roof) to be constructed to tolerances which used to be unimaginable. This accuracy means the elements can be connected together at lightning speed by a small crew on site. It is common

in Europe to erect a two storey 3 bedroom house of 200m2 on a prepared foundation in a single day. Starting at 6am with a 5 man crew, by 6pm the house can be roofed, wired, plumbing installed, windows and doors hung, exterior cladding finished, and internal linings ready for painting. Nor should we imagine this system is applicable only for large scale production of “standard plan” buildings. On the contrary, the use of computerised machinery and design software means a “one off” design requires no extra production time. An additional benefit is the elimination of “variations” which frequently add so much cost. In the new paradigm, CAD software creates a virtual building to a high level of detail which the client inspects and signs off before manufacturing begins. The erection phase on site is so rapid that there is insufficient time for changes of mind to emerge. Floor, wall or roof “elements” can be of conventional timber frame construction, but an alternative product is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), increasingly popular in Europe and soon to be produced at the new XLam factory in Nelson. Planks of timber are laminated together in alternating directions resulting in large, structural panels up to 15m long and 3.2m wide, with thickness normally in the range 90mm – 200mm. These panels are extremely strong and suitable for use in buildings several stories high. Using a CNC bridge and sophisticated handling equipment, window and door openings are cut, channels are created for plumbing, wiring and data cables, and connections are machined. With such precision, a whole building can be constructed offsite, with the elements ‘clicking’ together onsite using specially designed fastening systems.

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There is potential for many of the logs we now export as raw commodities to be transformed into high value building components, simultaneously creating jobs for New Zealanders and improving the quality and affordability of our buildings. It’s an exciting vision. So what does this new paradigm in the construction industry mean for the joinery trade? The most significant change will be a new type of relationship between construction company and joiner. While close relationships based on mutual respect are common today, the competitive tender system ensures that these relationships are not exclusive. Contrast this with the needs of a highly automated plant producing large prefabricated wall elements. Such a plant does not commence manufacture until the site is ready and the erection date agreed. The manufacturing time can be predicted with great accuracy, so the precise time slot for installation of joinery will be specified. Being late or taking longer than planned will be unacceptable because the entire project will fall behind the critical path. There will be no room to store these large elements, so the whole factory will grind to a halt. In such circumstances I think it is unlikely that different joiners will be contracted for different jobs. It seems more likely that a single joinery manufacturer will enter a strategic alliance as a trusted sub-supplier. It will be difficult for competitors to break such a relationship provided the incumbent displays genuine commitment to delivering on time, in spec and on budget, every time. While this may sound futuristic, the reality is that most of the durable products we use every day are already manufactured on a “just in time” basis which integrates

component suppliers tightly into the manufacturing process. We would not accept a car or a washing machine or a television that was put together in the way we build houses. Defects in such products are nowadays almost unknown, but this is a distant dream for the construction industry as we know it today. Today, errors, disputes and rework are a huge drag on productivity and profitability in the construction sector, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In the off site manufacturing model, all components including joinery are tightly specified and all parties work to a single set of electronic drawings derived from a 3D model of the building. In this so called BIM system (Building Information Modelling), inaccurate, incomplete or contradictory specifications are eliminated and costly errors and rework disappear. I believe that a trend towards off site manufacturing is inevitable for NZ’s construction industry and is already gathering momentum. Joinery manufacturers who want to benefit from this trend will need to position themselves accordingly. Being equipped with modern CNC machinery will be mandatory, and building strong relationships with the prefabrication companies will be very important. If this sounds daunting, be reassured that prefabricators will not necessarily be large and dominating partners. The investment required to set up an offsite manufacturing plant is not huge and the technology is generally scaleable. I expect that some manufacturers will be of quite modest size and keen to form strong relationships. It could be that joint ventures between construction and joinery companies might become a successful model.” 

New to Hettich

Biesse Group’s VIET recieves prestigious Sequoia award Biesse Group’s Viet received the prestigious Sequoia New Product Award at the 2011 edition of the AWFS Fair in North America. Given since 1997, the award recognizes innovative products based on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness. Viet received the award for the Viet High Performing (HP) Sanding Pad (patented).

You can get the ultimately prepared panel, by combining the High Performance Pad with the Patented Duo feature, allowing you to have two different pressures applied to your High Performance Pad. For a further superior panel finish combine all these with the Save Corner feature and you won’t have to worry about panel irregularity again.

The Viet High Performance Electronic Pad system with its Patented pressure control system, gives the ability to regulate and control the pressure applied down to 0.1bar. This delivers a panel with scratches not as deep or aggressive, giving a much better prepared panel ready for finishing and saves up to 30% on sanding belts.

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Kim Scott Kim Scott has joined Hettich New Zealand as the new National Sales Manager. Kim has twenty years experience working within the building industry – in particular with external products, her most recent role as National Sales Manager for Austral Bricks and Bristile Roofing. Kim is a keen sportswoman who has represented New Zealand, and still plays for Auckland in Indoor Cricket. Her highlight was the world cup win against Australia in 2008. She is really excited about her new role and the challenges that lie ahead. Kerry Budd Kerry Budd has joined Hettich New Zealand in a telesales role which will focus on elevating Hettichs service levels, with a key interest in growing business to the beneficial interest of both parties. Kerry is from South Africa and has worked in the travel industry for the last nine years. She is looking forward to the challenge of learning new products, a new industry and providing excellent service to Hettich customers.

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A happy note for Canterbury The 2011 winning entries in the annual Master Joiner Awards were announced at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel on Saturday evening 25th June and completed a hat trick for Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery

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The third edition of SICAM - the International Exhibition of Components, Semi-finished Products and Accessories for the Furniture Industry – is in Pordenone, Italy from the 19th to the 22nd October. For more info go to 

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Home Show on the mark The Auckland Home Show was well attended this year with variety the name of the game from both large and small exhibitors. A number of companies took the opportunity to launch new products such as a new shower range from Ebony & Ivory that is sure to have attracted a lot of attention. An interesting feature was one hall devoted exclusively to eco friendly product, certainly the way of the future. Well presented stands marked what was a colourful Show this year with a big boys toy in the shape of a flash Ferrari leading the way. There was an ambient air of confidence with many exhibitors indicating it had been a busy Show.

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How the joinery sector can support Christchurch - from a board meeting discussion We should be mindful that the trades people and suppliers in Christchurch have got to keep trading to get their businesses and their life back. We need to support this by continuing to buy, or have supplied, goods and services to enable a return to normality. If indeed anyone has an excess of work perhaps consider talking to Christchurch people to see if they are in a position to help. Most businesses have either restructured, temporarily resited or are making do. They need us to rally and offer our support. Please think about what they have been through and what they are still dealing with. Remember a little bit of support from a lot of people all adds up.

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Congratulations to Grant and Graham Woodham and their team in Christchurch. Whats four in row called? *Also won Supreme Award 

US manufacturer invests in Empower Software The Empower Software team recently announced that they have supplied their first time tracking software into the US. The manufacturing client will be implementing several Empower products including: 1 Time Tracking Jobs and Staff – using PCs on the factory floor 2 Job Scheduling 3 CRM (client relationship software) Empower Software Ltd Managing Director, Sean O’Sullivan advises “the client is part of a wider group who are looking at implementing Empower Software into more of their businesses”. 

New to Design2Cam Warrick Small has joined software specialists Design2Cam Ltd as Training and Software Manager, based in Christchurch. Warrick leaves his role with W & R Jack Ltd with good wishes and the expectation of a continuing close relationship. With a wealth of knowledge gained from working both with Jacks and Biesse, Warrick has 24 years experience with CNC machines and software. This allows the Design2Cam Ltd team to provide unparalleled software support and training, especially in ASPAN, Biesse Works and Woodwop – all well recognised software solutions for use with CNC machines. Design2Cam can now support users of this software with in-depth training or even refresher courses, as well as providing training for any new CNC operators employed after a machine has been installed. The appointment of Warrick allows Design2Cam Ltd to expand their design and manufacturing software solutions offering advanced design and manufacturing support over and above their popular PRO100 & PROCentre software. As with all software a company can eventually outgrow the software they have, or change direction and need more – Design2Cam are now in the position of being able to offer that upgrade path in-house.

Well trained people = well made furniture The New Zealand furniture industry is set for a major refurbishment with the launch of a new seal of quality which promotes trained staff who produce well made furniture and gives locally made products a much needed advantage over cheaper imported rivals. The launch of “Master Seal” aims to counter the effect of a phenomenal growth in low cost imported furniture, mainly from Asia, over the past few years, some of which doesn’t meet acceptable quality standards. Chairman of the Furniture & Cabinet Making Association of New Zealand Blair McKolskey, says that New Zealand has a long tradition of producing quality furniture, often using local wood products, and nurturing the talent of young craftspeople, but the industry has struggled to survive in recent years.

Use of the seal is conditional on at least 50% of a company’s staff having a recognised trade qualification, or who are currently in training. Company employees are measured against NZQA standards and holders of this Seal guarantee that their employees are trained to these standards. There are four Master Seals that companies can apply for - Master Furniture Maker, Master Cabinet Maker, Master Bedding Maker and Master Furniture Finisher (polisher). Consumers can see them clearly marked on the furniture by swing tags or stickers when they make their purchases. Furniture is big business in New Zealand. It is worth $1.3 billion with domestic manufacturing sales currently at $960 million. The industry currently employs around 6,000 people.

The Master Seal is the brainchild of FITEC and is supported by The Furniture & Cabinet Making Association. Both organisations have a commitment to providing formal training locally so that New Zealand continues to produce world class furniture.

The Master Seal designs was unveiled at a function for the industry at Sealy NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s number two bed manufacturer, and globally the biggest selling bed brand in the world at their factory on Auckland’s North Shore.

“The industry has had its back against the wall as we battle against imported furniture combined with the effect of a world recession which has affected sales across the board,” McKolskey says, “The industry body wants to demonstrate its commitment to NZ craftspeople who are producing quality furniture, and by introducing this seal we are educating and encouraging consumers to buy local.”

“This is an opportunity to celebrate our local craftspeople, to highlight what consumers should look for when purchasing a piece of furniture, and to support our industry to ensure its survival and growth,” Blair says. (For more go to Alister Murray’s column p. 74) 

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New Formica Solutions Ingersoll Rand appointment Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies recently announced that Gary Crump has assumed responsibility for their commercial electronic security business. In his role of Business Development Manager, Gary will be responsible for demand creation, channel development and establishing strategic alliances to grow Ingersoll Rand’s commercial electronic security business in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. 

The O’Brien Group has transformed in recent times, resulting in the North Island operations closing. The company’s core manufacturing competency remains in the Mosgiel factory, serving O’Brien Group branches and customers in the South Island with their laminate top needs. The factory now more efficiently produces volume products, such as laminate blanks, to service the New Zealand market. The Laminex Group will now exclusively distribute these volume products through its sales and distribution network to the growing national DIY stores. Entry level 30mm blanks are produced for DIY stores for their “house brand” utility worktops and in June this year Formica Top Solutions were created. Formica Top Solutions is a range of 36mm Benchtop blanks in 12 popular Formica colours, available ex stock from The Laminex Group, to laminate fabricators so that they can quickly make benchtops in New Zealand’s favourite laminate; Formica.

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launches 2011 collection The Laminex Group has rejuvenated its premium laminate range introducing bold and inspiring colours, as well as a new chemical resistant range. The Laminex HPL Colour Palette is a leading indicator of emerging colour and design trends, and the 2011 collection is poised to capture the imagination of the decorative interiors industry. The Laminex Group said the launch of the new décors follows extensive global research.

“Our tight forming Laminex Squareform range has also had six new décors added,” Nicky said. “The Laminex Innovations range embraces light and reflection for dramatic results, and boasts 22 new décors which explore the effect of illumination on design. Visual texture and tactile surfaces, combined with versatile finishes, are used to good effect opening the door to inspired design which will bring even the most inanimate of spaces to life.”

“It delivers a design-leading collection that will both inspire and offer diversity within the one extensive colour palette,” National Sales and Marketing Manager Nicky Duggan said. “It’s all about continuing to keep Laminex at the forefront of colour and design.”

The introduction of Laminex Chemical Resistant surfaces will provide advanced protection against damaging chemicals in a number of demanding environments from nursing stations through to hair dressing salons and dental laboratories. Durable, stylish, and easy to maintain, they are suitable for interior horizontal and vertical surfaces such as sinks, counters, laboratory benches, cabinets and more. Available in five decors, the laminate is resistant to acids, alkalis, corrosive salt, and other destructive substances and is formable around internal and external bends.

Within the Standard Laminex HPL Colour Palette, 31 new décors have been introduced from zesty fresh vibrant hues through to more intense colours for that bold statement. Also included in the range are tints and visual textures that cleverly evoke a variety of images from soft velvet through to weather-faded woodgrain.

Winning entry FITEC 2011 Trainee of the Year - Furniture, Eric Abbott from Danske Mobler see page 29 for all the winners

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Around 90 people enjoyed The Laminex Groups’ Partnership Conference in Fiji including these two cats from Hawkes Bay. See p 20.

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The lustre and superior scuff resistance of Laminex DiamondGloss gets set to take on a whole new look, with the addition of nine exciting new décors. With names such as Black Ironstone and Ice Veil, the new additions will take interiors to that next level.

“This update of popular favourites and the introduction of exciting new products is part of our commitment to offering the New Zealand design and fabrication community with the very best products available,” Nicky said. 

Blum’s new box system with a streamlined design Legrabox, the new sleek box system by Blum, wins the much sought-after interzum “best of the best” award.


ustrian fittings manufacturer Blum presented its new Legrabox box system for the first time at interzum 2011. The solution was developed to meet the diverse design needs of furniture and to complement the company’s existing programme. The international jury liked its sleek and clear-cut design and presented the product with the “best of the best” award for innovative design, intelligent details, aesthetics and functionality.

The drawer sides are slim and straight (internally and on the outside) to produce a sleek and streamlined appearance. The elegance of Legrabox is underlined by discreet lines and materials such as (coated) steel, aluminium and stainless steel.

such as a synchronised glide, dynamic carrying capacities of 40 and 65 kg, excellent sag values and high front stability. It nicely rounds off Blum’s programme of box systems and offers new possibilities of differentiation for high-quality furniture.

In addition, a new concealed runner system provides enhanced user convenience and top-quality motion. The new box system is not only beautiful to look at; it also has outstanding technical features

All of Legrabox’s components have been harmonised in terms of material, design and colour. The new product can be used for all applications, ranging from drawers or inner drawers to high

fronted or inner pull-outs. This creates a beautiful overall look. There is also a new inner dividing system to go with the box system. Tried and tested soft-close Blumotion ensures that Legrabox closes softly and effortlessly, and the Servo-Drive (electric) and Tip-on (mechanical) opening systems guarantee utmost user convenience. For further details go to www.

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Rover A G FT Series ... customising your production The Rover A G FT Series is a Biesse solution dedicated to nesting high quality components in a flexible production environment with options for full automation of material including labeling, loading and unloading systems. The Rover A G FT series because of its modular design gives your business realistic, workable options. Purchase the machine today and add system components at a later date or increase your productivity with full automation by including the load and unloading systems. Create a flexible production environment; load and label panels via the Biesse loading system, with the new vacuum loading system, ready for the machining centre to produce components ready for the assembly process. The sweeping arm with incorporated dust extraction will carefully remove your panel pieces from the machining centre onto the conveyor table for your operator to remove in a safe environment, whilst simultaneously automatically loading and labeling the next panel for the Biesse machining centre to process more components in only a few minutes. This Biesse solution is unmatched by any competitor and can be tailored to suit your production environment. The Rover A G FT range is packed with features: • Customise your label functionality: - Fully Automatic System, or - Touch-Screen Label System.

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• Revolving tool changer with 16 places, installed on the X carriage giving you a multitude of available machining processes.

depth machining, V grooving saws for the processing of panels perfectly making a 90° mitred join, and much more.

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master joiners awards 2011

Supreme Award Total Timba Joinery Ltd - Auckland

Best Speciality Fitment Unique Timber Joinery Palmerston North

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Best Door or Window Total Timba Joinery Ltd Auckland

Best Kitchen Design Barrett Joinery Timaru

Awards move to another level There were several interesting features at the Master Joiners Conference held in June at the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel. They consisted of places to see, people to hear and of course the entries in the various awards on offer. On the first day (Thursday) for those interested was a visit to the Scion Research Centre. A Crown Research Institute, Scion has all sorts of research going on be it in wood products and processing, sustainable design, bioenergy, fibre processing and bioplastics to name a few. On the second day was the trip to the Skyline Gondola and Luge followed by a Redwood Forest dinner. The weather was a bit inclement but for those brave enough you could use the Luge to get to the dinner site or take the short trip in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Best Kitchen Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery Christchurch

Best Kitchen Under $15,000 Firman Joinery Ltd Oamaru

The night was typical of these conferences: good food and music and a chance to catch up with old friends. The Saturday agenda included a lunch aboard the Lakeland Queen and then a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland or a 4Wd Bush Safari and Claybird shooting or an outing of mountain biking. I took the Wai-O-Tapu excursion and had the great pleasure of walking around the site with Bill Foote, one of three Life Members inducted at this Conference, the other two being Anthony Keeper and Roger Aburn. This Conference was also notable for the quality of the guest speakers. First up on the Friday afternoon was Gordon Tietjens, well known as the NZ coach for Rugby Sevens. A no nonsense look at how to get the best out of your team. On the Saturday morning was the inspirational Graeme Sinclair of Gone Fishin’ fame. This man can tell a story or two no doubt as indeed he did but underlying all this is a will and determination not to let adversity stop him from doing the things he wants to do. The enthusiasm was infectious. There were several sponsor speakers as well including Rodney Dickens who spoke about the tricky business of strategic risk analysis with the one that caught my eye being the one from Robin Jack of W & R Jack Ltd on prefabrication. There’s more on this in an accompanying article in this issue. The main attraction was of course the various Awards on the Saturday night. Congratulations must go to the Supreme Award winner Total Timba Ltd. We have a feature on their winning entry in this issue. Of note also was the performance of Modern Age Joinery who won the Best Kitchen Award for the third year running: the first ever treble in these Awards. A significant feature of these Awards was the high standard of the entries in all categories. These Awards are now of such a high standard they are catching the eye of a far wider audience than they ever did before. The other set of Awards of special note to me were the Apprentice Awards for which this magazine has been a continuous sponsor for sixteen years in a row (a first too I suspect!). It is significant I think that the Awards are open to all apprentices around New Zealand and their entries feature what they do as part of their job. It brings these Awards into a better perspective vis-à-vis the Master Joiner Awards. My congratulations to all those who entered and of course the winners. The standard of entries was again, very impressive.

Best Use of Imported Timber Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd Wanganui

Plaudits must also be given to the Conference organizers Attend Ltd for a well organized event once again and special thanks to Master Joiners CEO Corinne Moore and her husband Kevyn Moore QSM who did a masterful job as MC once more. Bob Nordgren

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MJ Regional Winners

Sponsor Regional Awards

Auckland - Total Timba Joinery Ltd

Canterbury - Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery

Central - Unique Timber Joinery Ltd

Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay - Garry Nugent Joinery

Otago Southwards - Wood Solutions

Taranaki - Rhys Powell Joinery

Waikato/Bay of Plenty - Stu Martin Joinery

Waitaki - Barrett Joinery

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apprentice awards 2011 BEST TIMBER PROJECT Ben Carter

Courtney LaTrobe

Wade DeClifford


Shane Thompson

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Partnership Conference Fiji 2011 3–7 September 2011

the soul was fed ... T

he Laminex Group held this year’s Partnership Conference, it’s 23rd overseas conference, at the Intercontinental Golf Resort & Spa in Fiji. This palatial five star resort is truly spectacular and would have to be rated one of the best in the South Pacific. Certainly the place to start feeding your soul as the conference promo suggested. This was the first such conference I have attended and gave me a true insight as to how The Laminex Group think and operate.

With that concluded, the formal part of the Conference ended. Then the fun started. Over the rest of that day and the next two everyone could relax during the day in the spectacular setting and enjoy the arranged evening events, the Hettich Beach Party on the Sunday night, the Happy Hour by the main pool sponsored by Burns & Ferrall, Rehau and Vauth-Sagel and the black and white themed Gala Dinner hosted by The Laminex Group on the last night which featured some pretty amazing costumes.

This annual event is about recognizing and rewarding performance but I discerned the underlying message can be summarised in two words: team and family. Team comes from The Laminex Group having the right people in the right place to do the job and family comes from the close relationships they have engendered with their customers and their suppliers. It was plain for all to see.

new customer insights and have vigilant management and watch cashflow, make sure your systems are up to spec, invest in people and train to train others so the all important skill levels are there, encourage your ‘team’ to deliver excellence and above all, be remarkable, inspire your customers and aim for more. Not a bad list of things to remember and do.

Overall impression? A well thought out conference, not ostentatious but well focused what really counted: the people who attended the event. There was a friendly, feel good, relaxed atmosphere with the whole conference. The Laminex Group do it well. Comment should be made about the venue. The Intercontinental staff and service was outstanding – I can personally vouch for that.

Every one arrived by bus from Nadi airport in the early evening of the 3rd and the Conference proper started the following morning with an update from Robert Gibbes, the Group’s General Manager. In a frank but engaging style he outlined the current economic scene in New Zealand which inevitably focused on the Christchurch earthquake aftermath.

Two guest speakers followed. Dr Ian Brooks, an internationally recognized business speaker who offered tips on how to grow your business in a tough market and then a fascinating interactive session led by Andy Telfer, Human Resources Manager for The Laminex Group. The Shackleton Workshop as the session was called, is based on events in the life of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and forms part of the Leaders at Every Level system used by The Laminex Group.

Thanks should go to comedienne Jackie Clarke as Conference entertainment MC, especially at the Gala Dinner: she was great. The Laminex Group Management team particularly, Nicky Duggan, Myles Opie and Neil Watson deserve a special mention for the all important conference background work along with travel agency GO C & I Management.

It was particularly refreshing to hear his personal take on things: for survival seek JOINERS Magazine September 2011 page 20

Bob Nordgren

Häfele Interzum 2011 – room meets lifestyle Flexibility, mobility and versatility are the focal points of a new approach to space planning. At Interzum 2011 Häfele showed its interpretation of this global trend in innovative room designs that reflect the changing needs of their users ... one could say dream rooms. Rooms with stunning functionality and vibrant energy, rooms that are constantly changing and virtually create on-demand interiors. Intelligent hardware technology and Häfele engineering made it a reality and as a result fair visitors experienced first hand how a living room is transformed into a kitchen, a guest room into an office, how a dining table becomes a multipurpose work surface, a coffee table reveals itself as a multi storage unit, a table turns into a bed and even how a small hotel room can suddenly offer the comfort and charm of a 5-star luxury hotel. The trend toward open concept spaces eliminates walls and truly allows furniture and furnishings to become the highlight and centre of attention. This trend presents a unique challenge for the furniture industry and all its stakeholders, architects and designers as well as furniture manufacturers and hardware technology specialists. User comfort and customer processes are at the centre of attention. The end results are creative contributions for modern room design with many moveable and multifunctional elements. The current living trend is dominated by the desire to eliminate the traditional barriers between bedrooms and bathrooms, work spaces, dining and living rooms. Each individual room may become larger but this usually leaves less space for storage. Through the clever use of hardware applications and the creative use of surfaces, spaces, nooks and crannies Häfele provides elegant solutions for this apparent contradiction. Häfele provides surprising functionality for furniture – it becomes more versatile, mobile,

turnable, slidable, rollable, height adjustable and, when it is not required, even invisible. Hardware highlights for furniture Häfele Development Engineering choose the market success Minifix to be its Interzum star. The Minifix 15/16 housing’s comprehensive redesign results in higher tightening power and stability thanks to new and very clever geometry in material removal. The matching hollow section bolt is made from steel; it preserves materials and money – a great match up for the economy and the environment. Under the brand name Slido Häfele presents a new sliding door fitting from its own development and production. The Classic P VF 50 Vorfront fitting promises a high degree of user comfort for large and heavy panel doors. When connected to the electric drive E-Drive, the doors run automatically in both directions after just a small tap. The most effective soft-closing and guiding system for a third front sliding door is provided by the newly developed Smuso centre door soft-closing mechanism.

A brand new engineering feat are hardware fittings that are covered with the antibacterial surface coating Alasept. They are deployed in sensitive areas such as clinics, retirement homes, medical practices, schools and kindergartens to add a layer of protection. They protect door handles, drawer handles, handrails and other surfaces from contamination with bacteria such as MRSA. Alasept is a major entry into the general discussion about hygiene. The Häfele stand was a unique pool of ideas for those that design, plan and build furniture. Inspiration for innovative and intelligent furniture is the promise from the hardware technology specialist. The energy new ideas generate is well known and particularly valuable because it tends to live on well past the excitement of the show floors has worn off. Back at the shop these ideas will be evaluated for their long-term value and ability to spawn economically viable products 

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manufacture or market ? Peter Hay Kitchens have always known the importance of investing in modern plant and machinery. Their recent purchase of three Biesse Stream edgebanding machines is a continuation of this philosophy which has kept them at the forefront of the kitchen manufacturing industry since Peter Hay first started in 1974. It has also opened up the possibility of extending their business into new areas which will be of interest to many kitchen marketers and cabinetmakers through out the country. Peter Hay has been at the cutting edge of kitchen manufacturing in New Zealand for four decades. His starting point in the early 1970’s was to take the European design model and apply it to the more personalised design requirements of New Zealand. Such has been the company’s success over the decades that in recent years Peter has been invited to European factories to consult and look to improve their manner of manufacture. Certainly a great compliment and testimony to the systems Peter has put in place. Along with many others in the kitchen industry Peter Hay Kitchens have noticed that in recent

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years the industry structure is changing with a growing distinction between selling and manufacturing kitchens. The company itself has been a good example of this as it largely manufactures for the retail merchant market who sell through their nationwide retail networks. Now the company wants to take this a step further as it believes the industry will continue to consolidate around those who manufacture and those who sell kitchens. The recent purchase of the Biesse edgebanders will further increase capacity and make manufacturing even more efficient. PHK want to share these

efficiencies with others in the industry. Many operations may not have the capital to invest in the sort of plant required to continue to remain competitive in kitchen manufacture but do have very good sales and marketing set ups within their local community. “We are looking for the right partners across the country, maybe someone who is currently manufacturing their own kitchens but aging machinery is forcing them to look at capital investment they may wish to avoid. Pressure on kitchen prices may make that investment unviable” says Peter Hay who continues as Managing Director of the company today.

The size and streamlined systems of the PHK operation gives economies of scale not always available elsewhere.

“For these kitchen marketers there is an alternative which is to purchase cabinets from PHK while still maintaining the ability to sell, design and install the kitchen to each clients requirements.” The advantages of this business model are, less investment in capital equipment and raw materials, less requirements for warehouse space, cash flow benefits in ordering requirements but not having to pay for it until a month later. And the ability to focus on the sale and design process while delivering a competitive price advantage through economies of scale. These partners

may retain some manufacturing capability for the unique kitchen cabinet to make it all work. Peter Hay Kitchens are well placed to deliver on this type of arrangement. “We largely produce for the retail sector through merchants who often sell to the DIY market or the “alteration” builder who picks up a kitchen on the way to the job. This requires availability and consistency in product and a very good dispatch and delivery service,” says General Manager Hayden Searle. “However most New Zealand customers still want personal service. They need an expert to

deliver vision and to design the kitchen to fit the unique space of their room. This is where the local kitchen marketer earns their value. They don’t have to manufacture the kitchen, but can buy the component cabinets to suit the individual client design. The customer wins with better bang for buck. And the kitchen sales business wins with a more profitable result.” “We will deliver a competitive advantage through quality, short lead times and lowering the outlets overheads” says Hayden.

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you may have heard cabbies complaining that they can buy a box from the local trade merchant cheaper than they can make it ... now is your chance to turn that fact to your benefit.

“We manufacture to forecast from a set catalogue so our turn-around is spectacular and is set by dispatch and delivery time as opposed to manufacturing time, if you order it today we could have it dispatched tomorrow. The idea is that our partners in this venture will buy from an extensive catalogue, with a greater range than available to DIY channels, to enable a kitchen seller to meet more demanding design requirements.” In joining forces with Peter Hay Kitchens individual quality will not be compromised. “Loyalty has always been an important part of our business,” comments Peter. “Our major suppliers Biesse, The Laminex Group and Hardware 2000 have earned our loyalty by providing great service, the best machinery, the best board and the best fittings. We ensure loyalty from our clients by providing the best product and service when they want it, where they want it.” “We don’t cut corners - just manufacture with economies of scale” adds Hayden. If you are interested in the concept of out sourcing all or part of your manufacturing process, speak directly to Hayden.

Phone (09) 573 0221

The Biesse Stream is a very flexible machine in the working of straight and soft-forming edges with high performance in productivity, quality and reliability

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Winner of the NKBA Award for Innovative Timber 2008 - designed by Sheryl Stuart of Mastercraft Kitchens

Mastercraft licences prove invaluable in a tough market One of the most interesting brands to emerge in the kitchen manufacturing industry has been that of Mastercraft. Since its establishment back in 1986, the Mastercraft Group business model, has become a powerful force in the kitchen manufacturing scene with the number of licensees having trebled from eight to twenty five since 2008. Spread nationally, all these locally owned and operated kitchen manufacturers, under the Mastercraft brand, have now become the largest kitchen manufacturing cooperative in New Zealand. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine takes a closer look at the Mastercraft Group to find out why it is proving to be so successful. For any group arrangement under a national brand name to truly work, it has to have a structure that benefits both the brand and its members better than any other alternative. In this case, at the heart of the Mastercraft system, is the licensing model used. This model avoids the onerous obligations and fees of a traditional franchise system. In fact, there are no joining or ongoing fees paid by licensees. What they do pay though, is a collective contribution to a group marketing fund which allows for advertising campaigns and promotions that are simply not achievable by individual businesses. What interested me the most, is the power of acting together yet maintaining the ongoing independence of each licensee to run their own business. The brand’s strength appears to lie in the targeting and recruiting of the best industry operators in an area who can provide design, manufacturing, installation and remedial

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services each at a local level. As far as I can tell, no other kitchen group has nationwide manufacturing at a local level. For both the licensee and the consumer, the Mastercraft model offers the benefits of being a large group operated at a local level, by locals for local people. This makes for a very appealing brand while the collective purchasing, marketing and knowledge sharing that goes on within the group benefits all the licensees. In turn, this benefits the consumer who deals with a local manufacturer who can offer such things as a local showroom with colour and material selections as well as a local installer. The individual operator can also remedy any issues under the exclusive transferable ten year guarantee offered by the Group. All these factors have been particularly significant since the economic downturn struck some three years ago.

Today, the Mastercraft Group employ over 200 staff and the brand could represent as much as 10% of the New Zealand kitchen market. Mastercraft as a group are also members of national organisations such as the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NKBA) and the Future Proof Building Programme. It’s interesting to note that with its national coverage and local manufacturing, the Mastercraft Group concept works perfectly in servicing national group home builders to which the Mastercraft Group have actively aligned themselves. Offering full kitchen services ‘locally’ eliminates issues commonly seen with large scale centralized manufacturing operations. Mastercraft looks set to continue growing the Group by recruiting additional experienced and professional licensees around the country. 

Shaken but not stirred Just outside one of the four avenues that encompass Christchurch’s CBD is CabinetCraft – a longstanding Christchurch kitchen and panel-based joinery shop owned and managed by Steve McKenna. Over the past 12 months Steve and Production Manager Daryl Wootton have had more than their fair share of disasters – and not all of them natural. It started on Saturday September 4th at 4.35am when the ground near Darfield in Canterbury started shaking. Like most of Christchurch’s workplaces, CabinetCraft was empty at that time of the morning, so the damage was restricted to plant not people. During the quake a full pallet of board – received only the day before and weighing 2.5 tonnes – toppled onto the control panel and carriage of their poweredfence panel saw. The damage was substantial. And after a lot of consideration, Cabinet Craft’s insurance company concluded that even after what would be a very expensive repair, the saw’s accuracy could not be guaranteed. So with full replacement insurance policy Steve ordered an equivalent replacement – the Robland Axis Ergo from Europe. During the wait for delivery, some remedial work by Ian Jackson, Jacks’ Christchurch service technician, got the old saw patched up enough to do a very basic – but far from accurate – job. Fortunately for Cabinet Craft, the bulk of their work is done on a heavy Weeke CNC, which was undamaged. Like other Cantabrians, Steve and Daryl were hoping the significant aftershock that was theoretically still possible would never happen. But when it did, no one was prepared for it to happen so close to the centre of Christchurch. Daryl was the only person in the building at the time, and has a very clear memory of what happened. “The Friday before the February quake we’d shipped out a really big job – and for the first time in ages there was empty space near the centre of the workshop. So when the shaking started, that’s where I headed. It was also near the Weeke – and I figured getting under the arm of the Weeke was about the safest place to be.” “On the brief journey across the workshop I had to push over a big tall cabinet that was swaying in the direction of the Weeke’s control cabinet. As it swayed away from the machine I shoved it over. I spent the rest of the quake looking at the back concrete block wall, and at the lights and roof above me – in case either came my way. I knew that to run outside was to run past our board store, which would not be a good idea.” As the shaking stopped, things stopped falling around him and the liquefaction started to flood into their office, Daryl could see that their Brandt edgebander was in a precarious position – only being held up by the power cable suspended from the roof above. “The first thing I needed to do was to clear a path through the workshop mess to get outside, and

that’s what I did. Being on my own in here I wasn’t about to risk getting caught under big Brandt. So I went out and checked on the neighbours. We came back in and then the first big aftershock hit. Ping! The power cable went and over went the Brandt.” By now Steve was experienced at insurance claims, and with a smashed controller and bent pressure beam there was no question the edgebander was a write-off. So he lodged another claim. But unfortunately Steve’s insurance company weren’t as prepared for a second earthquake as they should have been. Unable to meet their financial obligations to their re-insurers overseas, on April 1st they went into voluntary liquidation, leaving Steve with a claim of over $150,000 outstanding, the balance of a Robland saw to pay for, and no edgebander.

Daryl Wootton and Steve McKenna got their shop back running (with a little help from their friends) after suffering serious damage to machinery following the two Christchurch earthquakes.

“We had two choices” Steve says. “Shut up shop, or try and finance the repairs and new machines ourselves. It was a stressful time. But we decided to invest in the future. We knew with new machines we’d be better prepared for the work in Canterbury we know is coming. And we’ve had some help.” Help has included a grant from the Canterbury Development Corporation, a very understanding bank manager at ANZ, and the local joiners who have given the guys at CabinetCraft access to edgebanding while they were without. But there are still headaches. “We’ve had to find a new insurer” says Steve. “That’s meant our premiums have doubled, and our excess has risen steeply. We’ve had a huge amount of paperwork. And with the court-case to dispense the remaining funds from our old insurer yet to come, there’s still a lot of work to be done”. But for now CabinetCraft are back in production, more efficient and organised than ever. Their new Robland is already well used – and a new wall-mounted tooling cupboard also stops any boards being stacked anywhere near the saw. The new Brandt – which Daryl says is saving them hours and hours on every kitchen – is firmly bolted to the floor. “Basically our storage rule is ‘if it doesn’t need to be up, it’s not up’” says Daryl. Strapping holds a variety of things around the walls and there is a new board store that would need a very big earthquake to damage. The workshop feels efficient, busy, and safe, and despite what they’ve been through, Steve and Daryl are clearly positive about CabinetCraft’s future. 

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Chris Thompson from Ashburton College.

Graham Burgess from Otago Polytechnic.

Spiral cutterblocks quieter with a better finish


he benefits of spiral cutterblocks in thicknessers are well proven, but not particularly well known. With three South Island educational institutions proud owners of Holytek thicknessers with spiral cutter blocks it’s worth looking at the differences they’ve noticed over their previous straightedge version. A new CM609 with a spiral block was installed at Ashburton College over the Christmas break earlier this year. Chris Thompson – Technology Teacher – says “it was an act of faith to go for the spiral block. I’d never seen one working but Mark at Jacks convinced me. I’d heard they were quieter and they give a better finish, but on installation it was even better than I’d expected.” The superior finish from the spiral block is a real benefit. “A project the students have is to make a Ukulele. We’re using 1.7mm material straight from the machine. We them steam it to get the curved sides. The finish from the thicknesser is so good all it needs is a brief hand-sand to finish”. The thicknesser is right in the middle of the College technology workshop, where machinery noise is always an issue. “The dust extraction is the problem now” says Chris. “With the extraction system on, we can’t even hear the CM609.”

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Chris’s comments are echoed by Graham Burgess – Programme Manager of the Building department at the Otago Polytechnic. About eight years ago they bought a Holytek CM624 with a straight knife block – the bigger (but not biggest) brother to the CM609, featuring the same 609mm planing width but a 300mm height capacity instead of the CM609’s 230mm. Both models have 3 separate motors, including the 10hp main motor, another powering the vertical table movement, and the third driving both the top and bottom feed rollers. After seeing the spiral block in action at Jacks’ roadshow event in Dunedin last year, Graham knew where to spend this year’s Capex budget. “The spiral head just made such a difference. I’d seen pictures before but hadn’t grasped the difference, but seeing was believing.” After recently replacing the old cutterblock with the spiral block Graham has noticed an immediate improvement. “If a student hit a nail using the old cutterblock it would take us out of action for an hour to get the knives out and regrind them. Now we can be working again in minutes - we just rotate the damaged knife.” He’s also very impressed with the finish. “It’s totally different. There are virtually no cutter marks and there’s basically no sanding required”.

Eion Miller at Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru reports a similar benefit. “When we bought our CM609 Mark convinced us to go for the spiral block and it’s bloody brilliant. We’ve only rotated two knives in three years” he says. “The finish is excellent”. At Otago Polytechnic, Graham was expecting a reduction in noise levels with a spiral block, and he has proof. Before changing to the spiral block they measured the noise levels with the old head from several locations around the workshop. Since the changeover the noise levels close to the machine have dropped from over 120dB to just over 80dB – a difference much more dramatic than he expected, and a real benefit from a health and safety point of view. “I wouldn’t want to go back to the old head” says Graham. “If I was purchasing a thicknesser again a spiral block would be a requirement”.

Holytek is sold and serviced in New Zealand by W&R Jacks.

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A strong foundation for the ANZ joinery industry W

hile the global financial crisis and natural disaster made their impact only not so long ago, there is promising outlook for Australia and New Zealand’s cabinet making and joinery industry with a work force over 150,000 strong and solid projected growth according to the latest ABS Labour Force Survey and the New Zealand Department of Labour. Supporting the demand for skilled professionals in light of this positive recovery are the various educational institutions across the nations, and when it comes to the basics, the right equipment procured as educational tools can play as much a role as the teachers involved when it comes to the quality of our future cabinet making work force. Undeniably, the first and foremost factor influencing the quality of training programs across the ANZ are the teachers facilitating these courses. Usually time served industry veterans themselves at some stage, these individuals contribute practical knowledge from their own professional experiences along with well structured regimes for teaching effective cabinet making practices. “I’ve been involved in the joinery profession since I was 15... at one time I ran a joinery business as the foreman for almost 9 years,” responded Steve Forbes-Taber when asked about his own joinery background. Steve is one of the shopfitting and joinery teachers for Riverina Institute of TAFE, “Under our close supervision, we teach students the essential principles, safe practices and doing things the correct way right from the beginning. As joiners ourselves, the training environment here is very much like your typical workplace and the skills transferred to the students in our curriculum are just as applicable in the real world.” The second element in the proficiency of our future joiners is the equipment on which they’re trained. While perhaps a less reliable machine may still have its place in the training environment, whether it be providing lessons of repair, maintenance and trouble shooting of the machines, most industry teaching professionals would whole heartedly agree that that is not the main objective of cabinet making and joinery training. Conceivably more suited for the classrooms of mechanical students, unreliable machines represent largely an inconvenience and disruption over the course of a student’s training. “Students attend day in, day out, and if a machine breaks down, we might need to reschedule the student's training.”

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“When it comes to panel saws… my pick would be reliability, accuracy and ease of use. Our old Altendorf served us very well.”

As Steve pointed out, “It isn’t too dissimilar to joinery businesses where you lose valuable time when machines fail. The reliability of the machines is quite an important factor.” “When it comes to panel saws, my pick would be reliability, accuracy and ease of use.” Steve commented, “Our old Altendorf has served us very well. Over 10 years the only issue we’ve experienced can be resolved right here and by ourselves with ease. Apart from that, the accuracy of the machine has always been very good, the cuts are square and the machine is very easy to set up.” Equipment suppliers such as Altendorf Asia Pacific also recognise the need for quality machinery for training institutions. “As part of our corporate principals we strongly encourage the development and training for the future of this industry. We have proud, longstanding relationships with many Educational Institutions,” Says Vit Kafka, Altendorf Asia Pacific General Manager, “It is very encouraging to see the cabinet makers and joiners of tomorrow building a solid foundation with such a widely recognised panel saw system. I believe it allows for a smooth transition when these future joiners settle into the workforce or start their own business as they are already familiar with Altendorf’s technology.” Beyond the educational environment, Altendorf panel saws are also among one of the most prominent in the industry with well over 130,000 businesses relying on the proven systems. 

Altendorf is sold and serviced in NZ by Machines ‘R’ US. Tel 09 836 8200. www.

Above: The reliability of machinery is as important in the classroom as it is in the workshop. Below:This 10 year old Altendorf at the Riverina Institute remains as accurate as the day it was purchased.

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Supreme Award Winner Master Joiners Awards 2011

turning a vision into reality This year’s Master Joiners Supreme Award winner (and Best Door or Window winner) was a stunning house lot of joinery manufactured to specification by Total Timba Joinery Ltd as part of an extensive renovation of an exclusive home on Auckland’s North Shore. The project involved a large range of joinery all made from Western Red Cedar. For the exterior there was the front entrance door, large sets of sliding and stacking doors, sliding shutters with adjustable blades as well as French doors and windows. For the interior there were a range Cedar doors being hung and cavity sliders. The project grew to include the manufacture of an internal bifolding room divider and a pair of driveway and pedestrian gates. The home renovation was architecturally designed by architects Godward Guthrie Architects Ltd and themed in an island Balinese style combined with western materials and construction methods in close collaboration with the owners, the builder and the joinery firm. The key aspects of the Balinese style used were open spaces, high ceilings, stone and natural timbers (Western Red Cedar for the joinery and American White Oak for all the internal floors and fitments) all stained in a dark earthy brown from Sikkens.

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The owners, Andrew and Emma Bull, were very specific as to what they wanted. Emma Bull explains “We were looking to create a relaxed feel to the home with an impression of a tropical holiday resort in the Balinese style when you stepped outside. The size and simplicity of the joinery especially the external sliding doors and the internal bifold room divider helped greatly to achieve this effect.” Rob Pickup from Total Timba Joinery Ltd picks up the story. “We worked very closely with the client and the builder, Nigel Williams of CB Builders, throughout the project. To ensure we got the right interpretation of their vision we made samples of the joinery before we started full production. The challenge was to make sure we were turning the architects’ drawings and the client’s vision into working drawings that kept to the original design concept.” And challenges there were.

The design and manufacture of the internal bifolding room divider stands out in Rob’s mind. “We only had a magazine clipping to go on!” he recalls. The five panel bifold has one wider fixed leaf covering a return wall while the other four panels bifolded. “Keeping the lattice panels all the same size, with the hole sizes square and all the same, was a real manufacturing challenge. We had to manipulate the panels so they all worked properly along with the stile widths.” A second challenge with the room divider was the use of the tracking system supplied by Assa Abloy. We had to make sure the minimum clearance between the rail and the ceiling was achieved but still allow for their installation. We achieved this by adapting the rail system to suit.” (continued overpage)

“In more recent years the specialized nature of our industry has meant that opportunities for a complete and varied project are rare. This project scores highly in every area. Workmanship and skill are obvious. The complexity of the project may not appear obvious to the layman, but like many things, the finished article appears simple but achieves a result that is far from simple. The selection of materials for this entry has helped achieve a great visual appeal and is an extremely good representation of our industry. The winner is truly worthy of this year’s Supreme Award.” Judge’s comments

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The other outstanding joinery in this project were the set of external sliding doors and the sets of stacking shutter doors bordering the outdoor entertainment area that includes a swimming pool. Two features of these shutter doors are worth noting. Firstly the tracking system employed. These sliding shutter doors can if need be carry some weight. To accommodate this fact the SingleRun 180 Coastal sliding system from the Interlock range made by Assa Abloy was employed. This means a total of up to 180kg can be carried on two hangers. For the internal bifold room divider an Endfold 45 system was used. The advantage is that the same track can be used on both door systems. The ease of operation offered by this door hardware makes the whole thing work. Secondly, the shutter system employed, also made with Western Red Cedar and custom made to suit, is easy to operate and fitted well with the Balinese look. The shutter doors were manufactured to specification by Total Timba Joinery Ltd with the plastic componentry for the adjustable aerofoil style shutters supplied by GoodWood Industries Ltd. The finishing touches for the house were the entrance door, driveway and pedestrian gates all finished in Western Red Cedar to a similar style as the rest of the joinery in the house. Emma Bull comments “The whole renovation process has been handled with aplomb by the architects, CB Builders and Total Timba Joinery Ltd who have given us what we were looking for: a spacious, well constructed home in the welcoming Balinese style we sought.” 

Credits Architect Godward Guthrie Architects Ltd Project Architect Julian Guthrie Builder Nigel Williams of CB Builders Exterior & interior stain Sikkens from Jac Jay Ltd Joinery & install Total Timba Joinery Ltd Louvres Total Timba Joinery Ltd Photography Amanda Wignell

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Continuing supply of Goodwood components McNaughton Windows and Doors have been manufacturing louvres and shutters for over 30 years, both fixed and adjustable. During that time there has been ongoing development with different types and designs and they have worked closely with architects to assist them with their requirements. John Robb from Goodwood Industries saw an opportunity to supply component products into this market and developed a system and set up a business to supply shutter blades and swivel fittings to joinery manufactures including McNaughtons. This was an improvement on the staple system for fixing the adjusting arm. John sold his business and retired, the company that purchased his company no longer wants to continue this product line. As manufacturing this type of shutter is an important part of business for McNaughton Windows and Doors they purchased the machinery and systems to set up a department that would guarantee the continued supply of material for themselves as well as other joinery companies that have purchased components from Goodwood Industries in the past. As well as Plantation type shutters McNaughton’s also manufacture flush adjustable shutters in both 44mm and 65mm thickness, these allow the shutter blade to be fully adjustable within the thickness of the shutter and are ideal for sliding into pockets or over sliding doors or sashes. McNaughton Windows and Doors are reprinting brochure material that can be used by companies purchasing components and have already set up a system for ordering material from them. The Plantation type blade sizes are: Flat Blade - 69mm x 10mm, 90mm x 10mm; Aerofoil - 69mm x 15mm, 90mm x 15mm. The aerofoil blades are better for outside use as the timber is thicker which reduces cracking. If you are interested in ordering material to manufacture your own Plantation Shutters contact McNaughton Windows and Doors, 42 Frost Rd, Mt Roskill, Auckland. Ph 09 620 9059, email

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Attitude, quality & service the keys to success CNC based technology, around since the early 1990’s is well established in the panel and woodworking industries and has been well covered over the years by this magazine. Of course the panel and woodworking industries are not alone in using CNC technology it is used in manufacturing product made of metal, plastics and even glass. Supply Services Ltd, a Mt Maunganui based company specializing in conveyor chain and engineering plastic products is an interesting example. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with General Manager Baden Prentice about his company and what they make. Supply Services Ltd was founded back in 1980 and was based in Birkenhead on Auckland’s North Shore with its core activity being bulk chemical distribution. They moved to Mt Maunganui in 1986 principally as the location was well serviced by Port of Tauranga. Conveyor chain and engineering plastic products were soon added and in 1997 the chemical distribution part of the business was sold to ICI (now Orica). Since that time the company has undergone a steady expansion with new products and branches in Christchurch in 1999 and more recently Auckland in 2010. I asked Mr Prentice what did he see as the strengths of the business. “I suppose three things: the right attitude, quality products and good service. By attitude I mean a ‘can do’ approach offering our clients innovative solutions. Significantly it also means an open minded approach to using various technologies to expand our product range to better serve existing as well as new clients. Quality products come from quality suppliers. Can-Am Chains is a good example. They manufacture chains primarily for the wood processing, ash handling and waste water industries. They are well known in the material handling industries here in New Zealand and we have a very long relationship with them as well as several other key suppliers.” As well as chain product the big mover for Supply Services Ltd has been engineering and industrial plastics. Stock shapes such as sheet, rod and tube are available in a wide JOINERS Magazine September 2011 page 36

range of materials such as UHMWPE, Nylon, Acetel, PETP and PVC to name just a few. The business in fact has an inventory of some forty different types of plastic material. A recent new agency added to the engineering plastic stock shapes is Ensinger EPP from Germany who specialize in high performance plastics. An interesting product line is Slippery-Deck plastic truck body liners from the USA. This is a big line with most of the country’s biggest transport operators. How does the company keep all this going without running out of puff? “By supporting and adding value to our products through extensive investment in the latest in engineering conversion equipment” comments Mr Prentice. “Services include turning, milling, welding, spindle moulding and routing. We have an extensive range of plastics conversion machinery to support clients who require cut to size material and machined components.” This growth is evidenced by the creation of a fully operational machine shop including CNC machines from scratch some three years ago. “CNC gives us the ability to meet client demand for specialized product. For example for flat plastic parts we have two three axis routers from SCM and have recently added another SCM, a Record 110 XL Prisma with a full interpolating 5 axis spindle. This machine has given us endless options and to complement this we are also upgrading one of our manual SCM spindle moulders to a full CNC model with +/-45degree tilt, the SCM TI155 EP Class which is arriving shortly. This will give us the

ability to switch the tooling from the new 5 axis router to the CNC spindle moulder adding greater flexibility to what we do.” The company also has two SCM TH630Plast thicknessers for use with plastics. Supplied by Gabbett Machinery, SCM as a brand is well known in the plastics industry. “We have found SCM to be reliable and can handle heavy use and Gabbetts have offered us good service back up and support. Augmenting this, customer drawings and CNC programming are done in house with SolidWorks and AutoCAD. In addition we use AlphaCAM software from Cam Solutions Ltd” So what are the challenges ahead for the company? “The key I feel is keeping our core engineering clientele well serviced while seeking out new niche markets. The company has been in a growth phase for some time now. We have weathered the recession and our investment programme has seen us delivered good capacity. We have always had a good team approach and the challenge is to develop further the logistical and production efficiencies these technologies offer by refining our internal processes with our staff.”

For more information contact Baden Prentice Supply Services Ltd Ph. 07 575 0125

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EXwood paintable edgebanding Good news for manufacturers of painted furniture Developed in Germany, produced and marketed by edgebanding giant Heitz, EXwood offers the furniture and cabinetry manufacturer an alternative to other paintable edgebanding materials such as ABS and PVC but with a decided advantage. The secret lies in the product’s ingredients and it’s characteristics. EXwood is a composite extrusion made from wood fibres and polypropylene which shrinks and swells at the same ratio as the board material. This is particularly advantageous in changing conditions such as humidity variation. Applied easily, and comes in convenient widths The EXwood surface is flashed while the backside is coated with a special adhesive primer that ensures a good bond with Polyolefin, EVA and PU adhesives. There is no need to pre sand or treat with solvents. It can be applied using conventional edgebanding machinery and once clashed it is immediately paint able. The flashed surface can be finished with all commercially available wood finishes and paints. It is particularly good for layered clashing involving two or more panels. EXwood comes in an off white colour, pre primed 2mm thick continuous roll format in widths from 22mm, 29mm, 35mm, 45mm, 65mm wide. Standard roll length of 50 & 100lm. Other valuable characteristics The solvability of the raw product means it can be applied to all surfaces such as in the case of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry: it is water insoluble. What about the environment? All the raw materials are eco friendly being formaldehyde free and with low or no solvent content. This product has already caught the eye of furniture and cabinetry manufacturers several of whom are already successfully utilizing it. One case in point are cabinetry manufacturers X-Cube based in Avondale. In talking to their edgebanding operator Denziel he makes the observations “EXwood has made a huge difference from an operational point of view. It is a harder wearing tape as we get no denting. It eliminates the need to sand and that can save up to 20% in the overall processing time and significantly it eliminates what I call in house disagreements – the painter coming back saying the surface needs to be sanded more to get a better painting surface.” EXwood is good news for a large cross section of furniture manufacturers: a paintable, cost effective edgebanding available in sizes to suit every application.

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Six tips - to ensure an efficient compressed air system O

ne of the world’s leading suppliers of compressed air systems with over 90 years of engineering and manufacturing experience is KAESER Compressors. They are represented throughout New Zealand via a nationwide network dedicated to bringing you world leading products in efficiency, reliability and longevity. Following are six tips to assist you to set up an efficient and reliable compressor station.

work will help you keep your running pressure to a minimum. 5. Check and repair leaks regularly • Leaks can easily consume 25% or more of the output of your compressor. It’s a shame compressed air doesn’t smell bad or make a mess – maybe then leaks wouldn’t be ignored! Get them fixed and implement a monthly stopwatch check on your compressor duty cycle when no air users are operating. • 1 leaking coupler can cost a single shift around $500 per year in power.

1. Buy the best quality and the smallest size • You get what you pay for, so buy the best quality and be rewarded with great reliability (even on the hottest days), lower power bills and an outstanding life expectancy. • Get good advice on how much air you really need. Don’t be tempted to buy too big as this will cost you extra in maintenance and power bills. • The right investment can last you a life time. 2. Have a service contract and check your compressor daily • An experienced and trained service technician is well worth the investment to keep your valuable equipment running efficiently and reliably. • Reliability is key - lost production time can never really be made up. • Familiarise yourself with your compressed air station and create a log sheet to record key information on a daily basis. How else will you know if something is not right.

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3. Let your compressor breathe clean, cool air • If possible duct away hot air from your compressor and make sure it can be replaced by fresh cool air. A 10°C rise in inlet temperature will increase power consumption by 3%. • Don’t let your compressor breath in dusty or contaminated air. A blocked intake air filter will increase power consumption! 4. Run at the lowest pressure you can • Just because your compressor can pump up to 8bar that doesn’t mean you have to let it. Try lowering your system pressure by 0.2bar and see what happens. Repeat this until you find the lowest pressure you can operate at. A 0.5bar reduction in system pressure will save 3% in power. • Large pressure vessels and well sized pipe

6. Turn it off! • Your compressor will only take a few minutes to get your system up to pressure so there is no need to turn it on half an hour early. Similarly, turn it off as soon as you can at the end of the day. This will save power and maintenance costs through reduced run hours. For assistance implementing any of the above tips please contact North Island Mr Nick Biland Plummer Compressors Ltd (09) 274 3550 South Island Mr Robert Norriss PSL Wholesale Ltd (03) 348 3348

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smooth running with Mityboy B

ased in Alexandra, Wedgerwood have been one of Central Otago’s biggest joiners for over 20 years. Targeting the mid-to-high end of the market they offer a comprehensive range – from kitchens, doors, windows, furniture and some commercial work – right across the lower South Island. Manager Blair Harris and Production Manager Jason Lake at Wedgerwood have been quick to employ new technology where it offers a clear benefit for production. They knew CNC nesting was the future, so when the opportunity to buy a 2nd hand CNC nesting machine came along a few years ago, they took it. “We bought it because it was cheap” says Blair. “It gave us the opportunity to learn, and we certainly learned exactly what we needed to manufacture with

CNC. And it wasn’t what we had! We’ll not buy a secondhand CNC again”. The problem they had is a familiar one: the router and the design software were not compatible. After drawing their kitchens in either of the two software programmes they tried, someone then had to manually enter all the data again at the router – a complete duplication of effort. And because Wedgerwood do a lot of bespoke work, the cabinet sizes for each job were often new – so needed entering afresh. Late last year Blair and Jason visited the Jacks roadshow in Dunedin where they saw the Mityboy operating. “Vernon [their Jacks rep] had been telling us about the Mityboy package, and on paper it sounded just what we needed. A software programme that had been matched with a router, complete with a library of cabinets that we could drag to

resize, with software and machine training and NZ-based phone support. But we were thinking, at that price, naah – there must be a catch. But there wasn’t.” Soon afterwards the Mityboy replaced their old CNC in the Alexandra workshop. “It’s like moving from a Bambina to a Ferrari” says Blair. “It’s fantastic.” Jason explains some of the most significant changes: “for a start, having PRO100 and the library link to the Mityboy via USB stick saves us so much time. It’s at least eight or ten times faster than the way we used to do it.” Also time spent cleaning has been drastically reduced. “We used to have to sweep down the bed after every sheet, but not anymore – with the power of the extraction we have no dust, on the machine or in the workshop.”

Some of the changes were unexpected. “We’re saving on tooling” Jason says. “Because of the method of cutting on the old CNC we used to have to change our cutter after about 40 sheets. We’ve put hundreds and hundreds of sheets through the Mityboy and not changed the cutter yet. And the finish off the machine is excellent.” “We also used to spend a lot of time fixing problems. The old machine would go out of square, or drill into the bed for no reason. Or a tool would drop out” Jason says. “But the Mityboy has procedures and checks to stop all that” adds Blair. “We can check drilling depths on screen before running the machine. It warms itself up. And then the speed it drills and cuts at is just a world away from our old CNC. I can’t speak highly enough of it.”

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Wedgerwood have two staff designing in PRO100, and then the exported files are handed over to Jamie in the workshop for machining. “We’re using the brains in the company where they should be used” says Blair. “The machine does the drilling, rather than paying someone to drill a hundred holes in a pantry. Also the

PRO100 cabinet assembly method is simple, and the workshop guys are quick at it now – leaving Jason and Kay [in the office] to quote and design the next job.” Having experienced the worst and now the best of CNC, Blair is keen to exploit the opportunities he sees the Mityboy offers. Blair

explains: “previously we’ve not advertised – our work comes from an excellent network of builders and word-of-mouth. But now we’ve got the technology we’re going to promote it, because we know the Mityboy has got the capacity to process a lot more for us.” And now they have CNC technology they can rely on, Blair

and Jason are planning some more advanced training from the guys at PRO100. “The Mityboy does exactly what we bought it for. So now it’s time to take it further.” 

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showers units, storage components, wall systems, coatings & application


BANIO a multi-faceted sliding shower screen by Häfele Modern bathrooms have become spaces of well-being and relaxation, an important part of a comfortable home. Sophisticated and unique solutions are in demand and custom built frameless glass showers are a key component of that picture. Häfele introduces Eku BANIO, a custom sliding door solution for upscale designer all-glass showers. Thanks to invisible sliding technology, revolutionary new custom designs for corner or recess applications are now possible; • Compatible with shower trays or flush floor designs • All BANIO models feature high-quality aluminium profiles and precision running gears that guarantee longevity • Enclosed running tracks with flush-fitting seals only highlight the transparency and elegance in the bathroom • BANIO glass doors slide effortlessly and can be cleaned easily due to the hinged floor guide • Installation is simplified with only straight cuts for profiles and no glass machining required • Available in complete sets for up to a 1200x1500 corner or 1500mm alcove, or as individual parts to make any combination for glass doors up to 40kg • 100% Swiss made quality • A leader in design driven solutions for comfort in the bathroom. Contact 0800 4 hafele or go to catalogues at

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Hideaway Bins a hidden bin solution for the bathroom … neat thinking


ften rubbish is an afterthought in bathroom design, and we end up placing a small bin in the corner of the room which is ultimately an eyesore in the overall design. When designing your new bathroom, you can do away with this eyesore by ensuring you incorporate a hidden bin solution into your design at the initial planning stages. The integration of a Hideaway Bin system into your vanity unit will prove to be one of the most important assets within your new ‘functional’ bathroom. By top mounting the bin inside the vanity, you minimise bending as well as unnecessary movement around the room, allowing you to do away with and hide bathroom rubbish easily. The Hideaway Compact range of bins is designed for modest spaces and includes a perfume sachet for odour control, making it the perfect accessory for a modern bathroom. All units are easy to clean and are made from zinc-treated steel that has been powder-coated for durability. The single 15 litre bin is ideal in the bathroom as it is compact in size ensuring it will not interfere with any plumbing that may sit in behind.

If you are designing a bathroom with ample space you may like to consider integrating a 50-litre Hideaway bin to your design. This provides a handy way to hide dirty laundry away from prying eyes. There are hidden bin solutions available for every room of the home, with differing sizes and bucket configurations available to meet your design requirements. Be sure to consider a Hideaway Bin within your next design as every detail has been designed to complement the modern home…neat thinking.

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panel for wet areas The Laminex Group’s Aquapanel® and Seratone® ranges offer a comprehensive collection of smart and cost-effective wet area solutions. Laminex Aquapanel is specifically designed for a wide range of vertical wet area applications in both residential and commercial bathrooms, laundries, shower and changing rooms, kitchen splashbacks, wall paneling and partitions and fitouts.

Aquapanel (above) and Seratone (below) offer wet area panel solutions.

This cost-competitive alternative to tiles and/or paint has new colour matched jointers providing an elegant way to integrate panel joins. Stylish but hard-wearing and rotresistant, Aquapanel is available in neat 2400x1200mm sheets 2.7mm thick, in a range of contemporary colours with two profiled surfaces. Established and trusted brand Seratone® is made from high density fibreboard coated with a multi-layered paint system. It’s light-weight, won’t support mould growth, and is approved by AgriQuality New Zealand Ltd for use in dairy and food industries. Seratone can be curved and shaped for feature panels and comes in both Classics and Metallics colour ranges with high gloss and satin finishes. Mosaic or three dimensional effects are possible using overlays and finish combinations. See your local Building Supply Merchant for more information on these great value wet area panel ranges.

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paint for wet areas Resene makes a range of Environmental Choice approved products to help your kitchen and bathroom keep its good looks and clean surfaces. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom (semi-gloss) combine antibacterial silver protection and MoulDefender mould inhibitor – perfect for minimising unwanted nasties in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen on your walls and complement it with Resene Lustacryl on your trims and doors. Bathrooms and kitchens are prone to high levels of moisture, which can result in mould growth. Moss and mould must be killed prior to applying a paint finish, otherwise they will continue to grow through the paint finish and ruin the fresh paintwork. Kill moss and mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer, correctly diluted with water. 

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The result is a 40 percent increase in strength, as well as a significant increase in the lifespan of the door closer.

LCN 4040XP new standard in door controls


ngersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions announced that the LCN 4040XP closer, the strongest and most durable closer offered by LCN, will now be offered as the standard door closer from LCN. The 4040XP was previously available as an upgrade over the LCN 4040 but will now replace the 4040 and be offered at the standard price. The product will be available in the last quarter of 2011. The primary upgrade in the 4040XP is within the pinion, which is 20 percent larger than the 4040 and, by far, the largest in the industry.

The new pinion also utilises revamped teeth geometry, increasing efficiency while in operation. The result is a 40 percent increase in strength, as well as a significant increase in the lifespan of the door closer. The LCN 4040XP has gone through an extensive testing process by experienced engineers who are committed to quality. LCN has made significant investments in the testing and design of LCN closers and in quality assurance during every step of the manufacturing process. This benefits both installers and the channel.

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Installers have more important things to worry about than having to fix doors that are not functioning properly. Every time they are called out to fix a problem, the trust they have with their customers and their profit margin diminishes. Thus, the 4040XP closer is a great choice for any application where the closer can be put under duress, whether it is from heavy traffic or significant abuse. For more information about LCN or Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies visit www. or contact Customer Services on 0800 477 869.

Fastmount® Ltd joins forces with Forman Building


astmount is the revolutionary, multi-award winning panel mounting system. Originally designed for the highly detailed superyacht interior industry, Fastmount offers a flexible installation method for ceiling and wall pre-finished panels. Known for their innovative thinking with practical applications, Fastmount is setting the world standard for panel mounting. Used in more in than 50 countries, and by leading designers worldwide, Fastmount has been used in high profile architectural concept projects in Europe and award winning superyachts. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, Fastmount is available in a range of clips ideal for flush finishes, negative details and caters for air gaps where acoustic performance is needed. Fastmount systems provide a

supreme finish level to any wall or ceiling configuration, with the added bonus of being a completely removable and replaceable system. Panels can be easily removed multiple times to access services, maintenance, replacement of isolated damages, or design reconfiguration. Boundaries of use are only limited by imagination. Dave Speedy of Plankwall has recently completed the University of Waikato TeWhareWanagna Waikato Library Project using Fastmount panel Clip System. Fastmount clips were used to install removable display units to the ends of library shelves. Dave was extremely pleased with result, saying “The system (Fastmount) works very well, the installers loved it and the customer was very pleased with how quickly we were able to install and how little mess there was.”

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With over 90,000 visitors from around the world LIGNA is a mecca for the wood processing industry providing industry suppliers with a chance every two years to display innovation and improvements to all forms of machinery and product involved in the handling and processing of timber. We look at some of these over the next few pages ...

Weinig satisfied with Ligna 2011 Weinig AG is satisfied with the outcome of Ligna 2011 in Hanover. The world market leader for machines and systems for solid wood processing presented more than 30 exhibits, including a large number of innovations and refinements, showcased on a stand of over 3000 sq.m. at the leading sectoral trade fair held from 30 May to 3 June. "Our full range of products and services for industrial and artisan applications is unique in the market and was rewarded in Hanover with lively demand and good sales figures" summarized Weinig's CEO, Wolfgang PĂśschl. "In addition, our innovations have a wide scope of application, confirming our orientation to profitable quality products tailored perfectly to customers' individual requirements" he continued. The Ligna motto "Making more out of wood" was seminal for the market and reflected Weinig's expertise exactly, furthermore, Weinig was able to communicate this to industry professionals from around the world with its impressive presence. A positive note recorded by the world market leader from Tauberbischofsheim was the increased number of decisionmakers at Ligna 2011 and the high quality of visitors overall. "This shows that Ligna continues to consolidate its position as the unchallenged world leader of trade fairs in this sector" said PĂśschl. Around 160 machines and systems were sold at the trade fair across the whole group. Weinig expects brisk follow up business after the fair. ďƒŒ

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Leitz has a successful LIGNA Leitz concluded business at the LIGNA 2011 with a significant plus in orders compared to LIGNA two years ago with strong prospects for after-fair-business. Under the motto “We accelerate your processes”, Leitz presented itself on two informative and modern booths to the international audience as a worldwide leading producer of automatic tools for wood processing and as a comprehensive service provider.

Brandt QA45 Glue Pot – PURe Innovation At LIGNA 2011, Brandt’s QA45 glue pot demonstrated the Germany edgebanding manufacturer’s focus on flexibility, economy and resource efficiency. With minimal heat up time, scope for fast resetting and consequently a high level of flexibility when processing different glues, edges and panel materials, it’s no wonder the QA45 drew the crowds. The QA45 takes a leap forward in time-savings and operating convenience. The powerful melting unit of the QA45 can take your granulate from heat up to production in record time - only 10 minutes! It handles melting requirements of up to 8kg/hr, allowing continuous operation even with higher feedrates and thick workpieces. Changing glue types is a breeze. Instead of emptying and cleaning the glue pot manually, you can change colour or glue type using an automated process for both purging and cleaning. The operator is guided by onscreen instructions, meaning an error free and simple change. Surplus glue is automatically transported out of the application unit an into a collecting tank, while the new glue is fed in via the melting unit. If you need an even faster glue change for continously varying jobs, it’s even possible to fit a machine with two EVA melting units and have two different granulates ready to go. If you manufacture fittings and furniture for damp environments like kitchens and bathrooms, then PUR glue is a great choice – it leaves a thinner glue line, a better bond, uses less glue and it’s waterproof. However, with traditional technology, the glue pot must be stored in nitrogen overnight. The QA45 PU melting unit is hermetically sealed – meaning started catridges can be stored for further use for up to 72 hours. All this is controlled through Brandt’s PC20+ control system, which allows metering of the glue application and infinite adjustment of quantity via servo motors in the application unit. Integration of the control system with the machine simplifies operation and gives you better reproducability, even when changing between operators. The QA45 is available as an option in all Brandt edgebanders from the Ambition 1600 series upwards and can be configured to your requirements. For more information on Brandt edgebanding technology, talk to Jacks today. 

“Leitz pursues a triple objective, firstly the significant reduction of processing costs, secondly an increase of processing quality and thirdly the environmental compatibility of the processing solutions,” explains Dr. Dieter Brucklacher, Chairman of the Leitz-Group. The work of the Leitz engineers mainly concentrates on three innovation specialities: coating technology, cutting material research and the further development of resource saving regrindable tools. LIGNA reflected these trends: • Dramatically increasing raw material costs for the production of tungsten carbide make the application of diamond as a cutting material more and more effective. Through the product lines DiamasterPRO3 and DiamasterPLUS3, Leitz now brings two diamond router programs to the market, which have three cutting edges over the complete working length. This facilitates constant cutting quality with significantly higher feed speeds and longer performance times. • Leitz coatings especially tailored to wood processing, increase the performance times of steel and tungsten carbide tools significantly, saving costs and resources. Intelligent coating procedures avoid cutting edge rounding and achieve a self-sharpening effect. • RipTec method: Working with corrugated edges increases the process safety on planing and profiling, from parquet floor manufacturing to laminate processing to fibre cement panels. Moreover the safety of corner joints of wooden windows can be significantly increased while the performance time of the tools increases by up to 50 %. • The finish quality the new VariPlan Plus also increases the effectivity and process safety of cutting solid wood allowing the economic use of wood which previously couldn’t be machined. • Under the label Wigo, Leitz in future will sell tools for machining non-wood materials. The main emphases here are tool solutions for the processing of plastics, acrylic glass, insulation material, fibre cement, gypsum plaster board and gypsum fibre boards. At LIGNA, Leitz also presented the 6th edition of the Leitz-Lexicon. It shows the full range of products along with technological information and a comprehensive basic knowledge of the cutting processing of wood. Edition 6 can be supplied either in German or in English. The Lexicon is also available as an interactive DVD with additional search options and numerous videos and animations. 

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Biesse focus new technology, energy savings and customer needs ... “Investments in technology, attentiveness to client needs and energy savings is now the focus of the Biesse Group’s development strategies over the coming years”, says Chairman, Roberto Selci

laser machine with a ratio of energy consumption to emitted power that is lower than those of other systems. In fact, with approximately 6kW of installed power. The NEW EcoLaser technology allows for the edging of varying materials, thickenss and colour, all applied with speed, flexibility and effectiveness!

The international trade fair Ligna 2011 – was the perfect backdrop for Biesse to showcase, new technologies developed to guarantee increasingly targeted responses to client requirements, high standards of quality, finish and design. Biesse innovations presented at the fair included the complete range of 5 axes machine centres, dedicated to the processing of both panels and solid wood with an offer combination capable of satisfying large industrial companies as well as small and medicum sized companies. The solutions for window and door fittings met with a great public reception over the exhibition, including not only the innovative technologies of the Multicentri Uniwin and the Rover WMS machine centres but also the range of Sanders and Calibrators from Viet, an historic brand that recently became part of the Biesse Group, and also the new Hybrid Doors for packaging doors and windows.

Biesse broadened its range with the new vertical numerically controlled drilling and inserting solution, the Bre.Ma EKO 902 a perfect mix for any manufacturer requiring performance, or flexibility, or a combination of both. The Eko 902 is able to execute all boring, routing, hardware and timber dowel insertion with glue, in a matter of moments. Perfect for the machining of delicate panels such as painted panels, or processing batches of 1 or 1000. The Eko 902 with its digitally controlled gripper system and soft roller transport system, along with the typical intelligent design delivers you a flexible processing centre consuming only a very

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small footprint in your factory, but giving your business enormous potential with productivity. Another Biesse highlight at Ligna was the NEW EcoLaser, the latest generation technology integrated with the Stream edgebander; edging using a diode laser that guarantees excellent aesthetic results! This application eliminates the adhesive line between the edge and the panel, whilst retaining optimum adhesive results. It operates by using laser rays to fuse the internal layer of coextruded edge and the panel surface. The EcoLaser solution is keeping in line with Biesse Group philosophy, offering a

For more information regarding Biesse’s latest innovations go to our website au and follow the links to our “Bconnected” Blog currently showing exclusive video and interview content outlining key advantages regarding the above technologies.

If you have questions relating to Ligna or products mentioned in this editorial please contact Biesse New Zealand office on (+64) 9278 1870, or Australia on (+61) 2 8787 5142 or E: info@

Weinig Cube

Furniture makers Auinger spontaneously bought the 4-sider CUBE on the LIGNA stand, even though they only process 5% of solid wood.

re-inventing planing


stylish machine on display at LIGNA this year, Weinig’s new Cube continues their reputation for innovation in solid timber machining. Fast, precise, efficient, and requiring no setup, straight four-side planing has never been so easy. Ten times faster than straightening with a jointer and planer, the Cube will cut skilled labour costs, production time, and production errors. Expensive training isn’t required either - the Cube is virtually plug and play. The machine is operated via a touchscreen, and the "Moulder PreView" projects laser-lines to show spindle settings onto the workpiece before processing guaranteeing maximum wood yield and avoiding errors. Dimension changes are performed six times faster than with the traditional motorised spindle adjustment. And with the internal part recognition you can even adjust the machine with the motor running. Changing the knives is simple and quick – and can be done by the operator in minutes with no adjustment of machine settings. As well as phenomenally easy operation, energy efficiency is another focus of the Cube. With specially developed tools and optimised extraction hoods, the Cube reduces extraction requirements by up to 60%. It has a very small footprint and can be moved around a workshop with just a lift truck. Four-sided processing in a single run ensures perfect right angles, true dimensions and parallel lines, first time, every time. For anyone spending a day a week using a buzzer and thicknesser, a Cube will pay for itself in a very short space of time. 

Furniture makers Auinger make a targeted investment for the long term


ürgen Auinger knows what he is talking about. For many years he concentrated on restoring antiques. Today his carpentry business in Zell by Würzburg, in Northern Bavaria, has a much wider scope. The experienced wood expert now concentrates all his efforts and creativity on high-quality interior fittings. "70 per cent property and 30 per cent private" is how he explains the ratio. When an interesting order for solid wood beckoned in the shape of choir stalls for a church, Jürgen Auinger first calculated thoroughly whether this order was really worthwhile. In doing so, he detected a weak point in his production process: 4-sided planing. He rapidly understood that the laborious process of joining and planing would severely reduce his profits. He needed a 4-sider because another interesting order was in the pipeline. First he familiarised himself with the market through the internet. Nothing fancy, he wanted something simple and effective. And compact enough to fit into his rather cramped workshop without any problem. He visited LIGNA with a short list in his head, and his first impressions of the general models on offer was disappointing. "Clumsy and adjustment devices from the Middle Ages" he remembers. Then he came to Weinig and hit gold. The brandnew Cube offered him exactly what he was looking for. He tested the machine personally on

the stand itself. Jürgen Auinger was astounded: "Insert the workpiece, enter the dimensions and leave it to run through. That was it." He could view the later results before processing using the MPV laser projection and correct the spindle settings where necessary. "Absolutely nothing can go wrong" he concluded and spontaneously decided to buy the 4-sider demo model. One week later the Cube was in his workshop. The solid wood order was pressing and the machine was needed. "Fortunately the Cube can be connected up quickly and is self-explanatory so the startup phase took only a couple of minutes" explains Auinger. On the very first day 1800 running metres of wood passed through the machine. Numerous different dimensions and mostly small runs were needed down to single-item batches. Working with traditional machines, according to Jürgen Auinger, would have meant long, laborious work processes under permanent stress. But this was not the case with the new, userfriendly Cube which supplied him with the finished pieces fast and reliably in perfect quality. The experienced carpenter illustrated the difference with a striking comparison. "On the first day I completed the work using the Cube that would have taken me 10 days using traditional methods." His time recording program, which he has used carefully for each cost centre for many years, provided him with the proof. According to the program, last

year joiner and planer were used for 8 hours each month. However, the modern Cube operates much more efficiently, saving around 7 hours. These 7 hours, according to Auinger's calculations, mean his staff are free to do other tasks, increasing the productivity of his business. Including the added value in his final calculations, this means a reduction in costs of 90 per cent for the Auinger furniture workshop for planing processes. The costs of financing the machine hardly affected the overall positive balance. And his figures look even better when he calculates the 1800 running metres from the first day of production with the cube as cost savings. Because then financing for Jürgen Auinger's brand-new, highly efficient machine is already at the cost level for jointer and planer. "The next order will put us into profit already" says the wood expert with a satisfied smile. The high productivity of the 4-sider has opened up interesting options for the workshop to position itself in the market. As Auinger says: "We have become much more competitive since the purchase of the Cube. We can work more profitably, can quote better prices, deliver more quickly and so we will be accepting more solid wood orders in the future."

Weinig machinery is available in New Zealand through W & R Jacks.

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Lower prices for New Zealand customers we can offer the latest designed, larger European quality filters at very competitive prices. I think we can really offer an attractive package to the larger New Zealand companies with these new filters.

Geoff Ebdon inspects the Modular Belt Conveyor and the new Super Jet dust extraction filter – launched in Germany in June.

JKF Industri, the Danish based company at the forefront of the dust extraction industry in Europe, was just one of the exhibitors at the recent Ligna Exhibition in Hanover. Geoff Ebdon from the Auckland based company New Zealand Duct & Flex visited the show to assist JKF with any New Zealand based enquires, (and there were some), and also to look at new products from existing suppliers that are suitable for the market in New Zealand. “I investigated new suppliers for where there are gaps in our product range not covered by the existing main tier suppliers,” confirmed Ebdon. The Danes used Ligna to launch a new range of very high volume filters, the ‘SuperJets’, that due to

their design, are easy and quick to assemble and can handle high dust volumes. “We buy everything from our Danish supplier,” said Geoff, “ducting, fans, rotary valves, pneumatic product and filters and bag houses. The quality of their entire range is excellent the only down side has been that the cost of shipping has meant that some of the larger dust filters aimed at medium to large wood processing and engineering firms have been expensive to get all the way to NZ due to the sheer size and hence shipping costs.” For most visitors to the JKF Industri stand, it was the construction strength and high dust volumes that were the attraction of the new design. Transport

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costs are not a major concern for Europeans being so much closer to the factory. However, for Ebdon it was the way the filter parts were packed in minimal space and quickly re-assembled that was the immediate interest. When a distributor is so far away from its supplier, nothing beats personal experience of products. “While they are good at keeping us informed about new products, they inform from their perspective, not ours! It’s only by attending the show and seeing the filter being erected that shows the advantage to us in New Zealand of the new design”. “This new filter design and construction allows JKF to pack them in so compactly into our containers that for the first time

For a new product discovery exercise, the 5 days was a feast – 1765 exhibitors displayed their latest innovations covering every possible aspect of the wood working and construction industry. When asked if it was worth the 6 plane flights for a Kiwi based business to travel so far to a show of this size, Geoff Ebdon commented: ”If I were looking to invest in a major purchase for my wood processing business, I would definitely make an effort to attend. Covering every aspect of wood working and construction, the show had exhibitors for tree cutting and transportation equipment, right through to highly automated cabinetry and joinery machinery and everything in between. The big benefit was that you could see every aspect of the industry covered, talk to 20-30 different suppliers for each and every sector, all in one place and with their machinery all operating over 5 days. It’s just the sheer size and scope of the exhibition that hits you.” 

Prowood Ligna 2011 Several of Prowood Machinery Ltd suppliers were represented at Ligna 2011. Anderson Group, which has a distribution agreement with Giben Italy, had on display a full range of Anderson machines.

A 5-axis machine centre, conventional Point To Point boring machine centre, Selexx Mate nesting machine with auto loading, label printing and off loading table. This is the state of the art nesting solutions for medium and large manufacturers. At the show they also launched a new machine called STRYKER-5. This is a new type Point to Point borer through feed machining line which has revolutionized the field of boring, grooving and routing thanks to its innovative technology and maximum flexibility and productivity.

This machine has been designed to increase output while maintaining flexibility. It requires no set up and is ideal for small batch random part processing as well as mass production. It comes with 4 NC axis controlling 12 vertical drills, grooving saw, horizontal drill and router.

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SCM ACCORD FX RANGE the precision of the gantry


he Accord FX range is the new generation of mobile gantry routers from the SCM Group, boasting a work area of up to 6360 x 1905 x 350 mm, with powerful, reliable and compact 3, 4 or 5 axis machining heads. High production efficiency can be achieved with up to 2 electro-spindles with their own independent Z stroke and dedicated tool changers reducing tool change times so the units are always ready to work. The newly designed mechanical structure allows the Accord to perform heavy machining, for extreme flexibility and quality of the finished product, in any situation. Wide range of worktables: latest technology manual, semiautomatic and automatic worktables to meet all possible requirements. The new bars worktable is very easy to use either automatically, guided or manually, and it allows for extremely fast set-up times. The level of clamping and safety offered by the SCM hold-down systems, whether with suction cups or pneumatic clamps, is always exceptional. In the Matic version an automatic bar tables set with a simultaneous movement of the bars and suction cups/clamps, eliminates the holddown table repositioning times. The Matic tables are extremely sturdy which is vital when machining high quality doors and window frames. The machine can set up your worktable in 4 seconds and is managed and controlled completely by the software, without any manual intervention by the operator. In the Pilot version the manual movement is controlled with the mobile control panel “Play & Motion” that controls the

positioning in order to avoid collisions during machining, if the rails or pods are moved to the wrong position the machine will not operate. Play & Motion The new portable console It’s like playing on a game console: you grip it like a videogame and use it like an Ipad. Play & Motion is the new SCM Group solution designed to improve the machineoperator interface on CNC work centres and is extremely easy to handle. This innovative tool features a 5” touch screen, is 20cm long, weighs 750grams and displays information about the machining in progress that is easy to understand. Through a menu and a set of specific keys, Play & Motion can control all the basic functions to operate a work centre, such as selecting and displaying the axis and the speed potentiometers of the axis and the spindles.

in one hand and using the other to move the workpieces on the machine. This new function eliminates errors and makes machine setup easier and faster while the console’s light weight ensures that the operator can use it continuously without getting tired. Play & Motion: has won the international forum product design award 2011, which is one of the most prestigious awards in industrial design. The panel of juries took into account the quality of the design, the ergonomics, the performance and the innovation of Play & Motion. Fotobumpers: the new safety system for the work centres featuring a combined operation between the photocells and the protective bumpers to allow pendulum machining without inadvertently interrupting the production and by utilizing the loading and unloading zones as much as possible. It also allows the pendulum machining of larger single items due to the SCM patented bumper system.

machining unit that allows for multiple machining operations, with extremely low tool change times. BRC assists the main spindle in all machining for doors and windows and is able to cut, drill and rout vertically and horizontally with its own 360° rotation and each operation having an independent vertical stroke. Having brought all these functions together in the BRC, less tool changes are needed and greater space is available in the tool magazine making the execution much faster. Technical Innovations and Patents: Over the last year the SCM Group has concentrated specifically on setting up new technological solutions that have resulted in a series of patents that have made the Accord range of CNC machining centres at the front of their field. Gabbett Machinery Ltd has already secured an order for an Accord 40FX with twin operating spindles, the main spindle being a full interpolating 5 axis with onboard 12 position tool-changer, this will allow the tool to be changed while the second spindle is working. The second spindle being 3 axis also with on board tool-changer makes this machine a force to be reckoned with. We will bring you further news on this machine in the upcoming issues on Joiners Magazine.

Special software guides the operator in positioning the bars and the suction cups. The control imports the settings entered in the pc and guides the operator in positioning the suction cups through the display. The operator can follow the instructions on the display by holding the control

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BRC: stands for “boring, routing, cutting”, it’s an “all in one” patent for doors and window frames, it groups together all the functions in one single unit, eliminating the need for costly gear boxes. The compact high performance

The full range of SCM Group machinery is serviced and supplied in New Zealand by Gabbett Machinery Ltd. Auckland 09 828 4530 Christchurch 03 377 3795

Felder increase presence in New Zealand


aving had great success with their high end processing machinery, Machines ‘R’ US have been searching for sometime to bring a top quality brand of traditional machinery into the NZ market. At Ligna they concluded their discussions with the Felder Group who have appointed them their sole NZ agent. “In the past Felder have serviced NZ from Australia,” advised John Fleet, MD of Machines ‘R’ Us. “This move is in line with their wishes and our ability to forge closer relationships with current and prospective clients here.”

The Felder Group produce a range of traditional machines under the brands Hammer, Felder and Format4. The Hammer range is aimed at the serious hobbyist who wants to produce professional quality furniture in the home workshop. The Felder brand takes the next step and offers machinery into the industrial and commercial sector. Format4 is for the most demanding industrial applications with designs capable of multi shift heavy duty production.

the world. Felder's philosophy of 'all from one source' enables Machines R US to offer traditional machinery to its customers and be sure quality is maintained.

All machines are designed and built in Felders' factory in the town of Hall in Austria and sold around

Call John Fleet today on 09 836 8200 to discuss an option for you.

Acknowledging that Felder is not the cheapest product on the market, particularly with the influx of Asian machinery, John Fleet said he knew his customers will understand that quality European machinery makes economic sense in the long run.

A full range of Edgebanders Thicknessers Planers Wide belt sanders Bandsaws Panel saws Shapers Presses Dust collectors

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CAM & DOWEL RANGE We’ve been listening closely to what our customers have been saying and this has resulted in Rycam launching another range of innovative products and solutions for the connecting industry. Where are they manufactured? “High quality” was the expression out there, so with that in mind we went to the home of furniture innovation and manufacture, Italy, and sourced a premium range of cam & dowel connector fittings. Only the best will do! What about the quick fit push-in dowel types? We have them! Rycam’s EXP. Dowels have been acclaimed as being one of the best in the market place globally for holding strength. We stock both 8mm & 10mm Ø in 24mm and 34mm lengths. These fittings seriously reduce your factory time and take out another tool operation stage. Simply push-n-go! We need a heavier duty cam, do you have one? 3 words: the POWER CAM! See the detail at the bottom of the page, but in short this is a superb extra to the range and allows you to use cam & dowels in those more demanding situations. We need a dowel with an M6 thread for joining boards/ modesty panels into steel legs etc? Again, we have it! Our 22742-34 Steel Dowel is designed with an M6 thread: perfect!

Call 0800 947 265 for your brochure now!

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Don’t forget our Zipbolt range of connectors for multiple applications. Whether your manufacturing stairs, kitchens, flat pack furniture etc, ZIPBOLT can change the way you look at so many situations SAVING YOU TIME WHEN TIME IS MONEY Call 0800 ZIPBOLT (947 265)

Check out our websites or see the range and experience ZIPBOLT LIVE!!

After 29 years as a hardware supplier in Australia, Tradco Hardware has now set up a warehouse in New Zealand. Based in Palmerston North, Tradco Hardware has one of the largest selection of both traditional and contemporary Hardware, readily available in New Zealand. Whether you are after door furniture, window fittings, locks, drawer pulls, cabinet fittings, hinges, centre door knobs, door stops, with over 2800 product lines, Tradco Hardware offer something to fit almost every decorative hardware need, including many items that were only available in a past generation. Established in 1982, Tradco Hardware are a unique, privately owned company that is directly involved in the production of all their products. This ensures a continuation of quality and supply. All finishes are administered at production stage, ensuring availability ex stock and minimizing the extra costs associated with special finishes. There are a large number of finishes available, including, Antique Copper, Antique Brass, Satin Chrome, Chrome, Brass, Iron, Black, Satin Nickel, Stainless Steel (304 and 316) (plus others). Based in Palmerston North, Tradco Hardware is being managed by Andy Hunt. Well known for his product knowledge and of the needs of the residential hardware market. His past years of experience have given Tradco Hardware a perfect mix of industry knowledge, industry requirements and customer service.

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celebrating the past - shaping 50 years of memories September 1961 – September 2011 Robertson and Sinclair Ltd are proud to be celebrating their 50th anniversary in the woodworking and associated industries. The business was formed in 1961 by Bruce Robertson and Bob Sinclair in Ponsonby Rd, Auckland, and along with tool sharpening they became suppliers of new saw blades and tooling, which has grown over the years inline with new developments in the industry. Many of you will remember the days when saw blades and planer knives were made of High Speed Steel and were sharpened with a file, grindstone and oilstone. Saw doctors were common place in every industrial area as the tool life was quite short and dull tips had to be sharpened regularly. The 1960’s saw the introduction of Tungsten Carbide Tip (TCT) technology which dramatically extended the service life of the saw blade. Sharpening TCT saw blades required an investment in a special grinding machine using a fine diamond grit wheel. With the demise of the HSS blade and rise of TCT many established saw doctors were closed down or taken over by companies with the latest equipment. Robertson and Sinclair acquired Apex Machinery, Green Saw Machinery, Bartlett Bandsaws and Mount Saw Doctors. Development of new products and the tooling required for installation of these products, has

been ongoing in most industries over the years, and kitchen designs are a good example. Fifty years ago drawer sides were fitted between a top and bottom rail and if the gap was too loose the drawer would droop when opened. Adjustable drawer runners were invented which allowed drawers to be perfectly aligned and drawer designs changed significantly. Doors were mounted on either flush or butt hinges and if the door didn’t close correctly, the hinges were reset or spacers inserted. Then along came self closing hinges adjustable in three directions which allowed accurate alignment with even gaps easily achievable. A range of tooling is used to insert these hinges. Doors were now profiled, using tooling to create a variety of designs. Remember when the young apprentice had the job of making the pot of tea, washing the dishes, and sweeping the workshop floor. Today’s work place environment is much healthier with all machines and power tools attached to an efficient dust extraction system. To maintain these units, collection bags air filters; flexible hoses etc require regular replacement. Next on the scene were prefinished panels, with laminates on both sides and a variety of materials used in the centre. MDF, particle board, plywood and more recently compact laminates. To achieve a non chipped edge in these materials bought about

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a range of specialised tooling required to provide long tool life and a fine finish, in each type of material. The next major development was the introduction of CNC machines allowing computer controlled programs using compression spirals to cut out all the panels required for the job. Compression spirals have an up cut and down cut blades to avoid chipping the laminate, and are now widely used in the industry. The perfect finish achieved allows the panel to go straight onto the edgebander. Robertson and Sinclair Ltd have over many years been committed to developing a range of world leading products, which enables our technical staff to recommend the tooling best suited to the machine you are using, and the type of material being processed. We carry a range of the highest performing tools for optimum finish and cutting performance, particularly for industrial users. We also carry a more economical range for lower volume users and serious home workshop use. The industry has now progressed to using top of the range – Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) tooling, to achieve long tool life and high quality finish on long production runs. To keep our company up todate with current world trends; we have regular visits with our suppliers and attend international trade shows. In May this year,

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Congratulations to Robertson and Sinclair on turning 50 this month

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two members of the R & S team visited the Ligna show in Europe, and came back armed with the latest technology from - Leuco, Lamello, Festool and Hakanson. We pride ourselves on building long term relationships with the finest tooling suppliers. The large volume of products we purchase from these suppliers means we can negotiate the best possible prices as well as ensuring reliable supply through our efficient weekly airfreight shipments from Europe and the U.S. Our local suppliers include Linbide, Norton, Starrett, Bessey, Bordo, Wilpu and Robsin.


off Starrett Hole Saws available until the end of November 2011 only through Robertson & Sinclair stores

Congratulations to Robertson and Sinclair Ltd on 50 years of outstanding service to the woodworking industry

Robertson and Sinclair Ltd is not a company who shop around finding the cheapest copy of every trend. We lead the trends. Robertson and Sinclair Ltd remains a family company with Paul Robertson (Bruce’s son) now General Manager. North Harbour Branch Manger Dave Newman has 48 years of service to the Company. Our commitment to providing the best products and service to our customers has meant that even through the recession, our sales have continued to grow. We look forward to ensuring our Company continues to prosper in the years ahead, and supports you our customers with the best products to suit your needs ... ďƒŒ

Tri-Tools is proud to be associated with Robertson & Sinclair Ltd and congratulates them on 50 years supplying the woodworking industry.

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Once we got to grips with what it could do it really obviated the need to employ anyone else.

Innovative Kitchens a family affair In the small township of Havelock North just out of Hastings Mark Allen and his wife Sue, trading as Innovative Kitchens are busily designing and manufacturing custom made kitchen componentry and fitments for clientele in the local region. It is a truly family affair with Mark running the orders and design side, Sue looking after administration and their son Tim operating the workshop. JOINERS Magazine spoke to Mark about the family business and how things have been going. Innovative Kitchens has a pedigree having started back in 1984 in Tauranga but later moving to their current location in Havelock North in 2003. “We have always specialized in custom kitchen manufacture with some 80% of our work in the renovation scene with the balance in new homes in the local area.” Mark comments. How do you find it working with your family? “It has been really good and it works like a business as well: regular monthly meetings with my wife to discuss business activities while working with my son Tim in the workshop has been productive. We work well together, always have.”

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About a year ago things started to pick up in the business. “We had been looking at taking on another employee to cope but at the right time Steve Fifield from ProForm NZ Ltd came on the scene and showed us their new router, the SH 25/13 CNC single spindle model. Once we got to grips with what it could do it really obviated the need to employ anyone else.” The machine is a standard configuration that allows for the optimization of 2400 by 1200 sheets using an onboard PC with a user friendly Windows XP operating system. “Tim operates the router and has found the operating system to be very easy to use.” Mark recalls. A feature of the machine is the spindle with a high precision Italian made 3kW Colombo router with an internal cooling fan and collet chuck which offers real quality and durability. The drive guide system using superior quality linear guides and bearings units are used on all three of the machines axes. Precision along the x and y axis is achieved through induction hardened rack and pinion drive systems while

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the z axis (vertical) movement is controlled by a precision ground recirculating ball screw. Mark says “It’s the simplicity of the machine that attracted us because you need only one person to operate it along with the edgebander next door to it.” The 140 square metre factory site is a fairly traditional set up with the like of a dimension saw, edgebander, thicknesser and buzzer. What difference has the CNC router made to the business? Mark comments “It has definitely made a big difference in terms of productivity. We formerly produced basically one kitchen a week and now this has improved to about one and a half kitchens a week. With ProForm’s prompt advice and service backup we have had very little downtime.” A big plus appears to be the online servicing facility Teamviewer operated by ProForm “This works very well: you link it in and for most things some one from ProForm can go online direct to the machine and resolve any

problems.” The business offers a complete design, manufacture and installation package using 20/20 software. “Making only custom built componentry and being involved with our clientele direct, we are able to now offer an even better service.” What of the future? “It’s about providing good quality product and service. I find being loyal to our suppliers is a factor too. We use the local ITM for all our wood supplies and Hafele and Blum for the quality hardware and cabinetry fittings we use. I feel because of this we get good service from these suppliers. We now see the future in what we are doing as considerably brighter than the last few years.” For further information contact Mark Allen Innovative Kitchens Havelock North Ph. 06 877 9972

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with this device, significant powerconsumption savings of up to 40-50% are automatically achieved ...

New dust extraction for timber processor ... Trayco Timber Processors, Mount Maunganui have recently installed a new Dust Extraction System designed, supplied and installed by EGMONT AIR, New Zealand’s dust extraction specialists. Tr a y c o a r e s p e c i a l i s t s i n optimisation of timber waste and leaders in re-manufacturing and recycling timber waste. The main factory processes timber off-cuts and ‘shorts’ which other timber processers consider waste, and produces high-quality shook for local and export markets. Furthermore the sawdust and shavings collected by the EGMONT AIR Dust Extraction System are discharged to an inline grinder which increases the density of the shavings and lowers bulk storage. The shavings then enter a dual-briquette machine to produce compressed saw-dust logs for solid fuel.

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The discharge is then conveyed via bin-loading system through a ‘Grinder’ which shreds all shavings to produce a higherdensity and consistent chip for the briquette making process.

The EGMONT AIR Dust Extraction System is an integral part of the factory system and features an extra high-efficiency fan to provide maximum suctionperformance at the multi-cut saws, molders, and other wood-working machinery.

Also important to Trayco 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.

The system is fitted with an Ecopower pressure stabilizer device which regulates the overall airflow levels to match the precise demand of each machine operating at any one time. With this device, significant power-consumption savings of up to 40-50% are automatically achieved when machines are switched off when not in use. A balanced ducting system conveys the dust & shavings to the central EGMONT AIR Modular Sleeve Filter unit which features a rotary-valve discharge.

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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. Specialising in wood dust extraction, 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, 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.

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20% Factory Productivity Increase Guaranteed This article explains and does the maths to confirm how joiners and other manufacturers, using PCs on the factory floor and time tracking software, can achieve a 20% minimum increase in factory productivity

Empower Software, Australasia’s largest factory productivity experts, can guarantee a 20% minimum factory productivity increase on your factory floor. Empower advise that the extent of factory productivity increases achieved varies by two factors every time, namely: 1

How tight and well run the manufacturing business is operating in the first place


The extent to which the manufacturing business is able or willing to implement time tracking software and the system

To assess the potential increase in factory productivity in your own business and rate your performance in managing it answer yes or no to each of the following questions about 21 areas of your business: 1 2

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Bundy clock for recording hours worked for wages? First horn that blows for when factory staff should be on the premises and commence walking to their machines and benches? Second horn some 2 minutes later for when factory staff should be actually working Paperwork and management approval for all your variations and rework? Variations are mostly or always charged out? Rework hours per job are recorded accurately, analysed, solutions decided on and actions taken to prevent recurrence? Time cards and work diaries to record factory staff times on jobs throughout the day? Time cards and work diaries to record office staff times on jobs throughout the day? Times that need recording on pre production processes for example: selling, designing, programming and materials ordering? Job cost reports, generated from staff time cards and work diaries, that are promptly and consistently back to management within 2 days for analysis and action? General management, production management and costing management actively involved in job cost analysis? Production management who speak to factory staff weekly about times taken on jobs and seek feedback on reasons for delays and solutions to ensure the issue will not repeat? Adoption and maintenance of lean manufacturing or similar manufacturing principles in business? Downtime jobs are always assigned certain staff only? Downtime jobs and times are accurately recorded by staff on their time cards or in their work diaries? Job cards and works orders that include budgeted times for jobs for factory staff to see, be aware of and accountable for prior to commencing each job? Comprehensive job specifications that covering every variable of your product – which clients sign off on - to ensure your jobs are built correctly the first time? Production planning meetings with staff and management at day start? Production meetings at week end? - where the following are discussed

a) number of orders/jobs completed and number completed on budgeted time or better by the team on the factory floor b) number of orders/jobs that went wrong this week, by actual time exceeding budgeted time, which did management get wrong by not allowing enough budgeted time in quotes. Cause of issue and solution discussed and recorded c) number of orders/jobs that went wrong this week, by actual time exceeding budgeted time, which orders/jobs did the factory run over time on what was an accurate budgeted time. Cause of issue and solution discussed and recorded 19 Excel or similar system at the least being used to formally plan, list and schedule daily required by dates for all jobs? 20 Production schedule that is adhered to by management and staff? - or unnecessarily and often changed to meet endless clients’ demands and clients’ changing schedules - which impacts heavily and negatively on daily factory productivity? 21 Materials management system which lists all materials orders, order dates and required by dates so materials ordering and receipting can be monitored and managed well? (using only a purchase order book and faxing is not ideal and often problematic). Materials ordering system helps ensure materials receipting is not spasmodic and regularly causing shifting job priorities to work around lack of materials 2. The extent to which a manufacturing client is able or willing to implement time tracking software and system? The owner and general managers need to be fully committed to integrating Empower into the business to drive change from the top through the production manager down to office and factory staff. In brief the Empower system must be used well and the key Empower reports must be printed, analysed and acted on - to achieve maximum gains If you operate a tight and well run business it is more difficult to get high increases in your factory productivity using PCs on the factory floor and time tracking software. Also, if you only partially implement the Empower system throughout your business, you will only achieve partial increases in your factory productivity. However, in our experience a tightly run business that only partially implements the Empower Software achieves a 20% minimum increase in factory productivity. It is worth noting that a 20% increase in your factory productivity generates an estimated 60% increase in your annual profit. (for financial templates to confirm go to www. to downloads to productivity templates to assist you, then to templates #7 & #12) Here is where and how a 20% + increase in factory productivity would be generated in your business 1

Day start & end - and both sides of smoko and lunch - each factory staff member loses in total an average of 30 minutes of production a day – which is 2.5 hours of production per staff member per week. Factory staff on average work on manufacturing jobs for 32.5 hours a week, of a 38 hour week. Therefore, in this area alone achieving 2.5 hours of additional manufacturing

per week is a 7.7% increase of a staff member’s weekly productivity 2

Downtime – including all factory overhead jobs (clean, repair, service, production meetings, training...), all stolen and unaccounted time, rework, and overruns on jobs averages 6 hours of a staff members 38 hour week. PCs on the factory floor will on average reduce 6 hours to 3 hours. Therefore, in this area alone achieving 3 hours of additional manufacturing is a 9.2% increase of a staff member’s weekly productivity


Manufacturing jobs are on average worked on by each staff member for 32.5 hours a week (38 hours less 2.5 hours at #1 and less 3 hours at #2 above). Factory staff work at least 10% quicker on each of their manufacturing jobs when, on the PC screens, they see a budget before each job and they are advised of their achieved times by the PCs when they finish each job. 10% quicker on manufacturing jobs is an additional 3.2 hours production per staff member per week or conversely an additional 10% of a staff member’s production and productivity.

Total of 1, 2 and 3 above is 26.9% increase in factory production and productivity In our experience developing time tracking and job scheduling software over 11 years and 132 sites throughout Australia and NZ, many manufacturers do achieve substantially higher increases in factory productivity than 26.9%. Generally the two common denominators in achieving substantially higher increases are as follows. Firstly, when the owner of the business is also the production manager who uses Empower in his daily role and proactively monitors job times and discusses job times with staff daily. They also revise their budgeted and quoted times based on seeing accurate actual times reported. They also track all forms of daily slippage of time on the factory floor including: downtime, rework, unaccounted time and variations. Secondly, significantly higher increases in factory productivity are achieved when our clients pay their factory staff weekly bonus based on their weekly performance as reported by Empower. Factory staff are, naturally, motivated by self interest, accordingly they “push the envelope” and really “drive their productivity on jobs through the roof” to get for example an extra $100 a week in their hand. Empower Software has eight ‘High Achiever’ manufacturing clients currently that have increased their factory productivity in excess of 80%. Go to now and type in ‘empower time tracking software’ to listen to short videos of manufacturers explaining how, where and why their factory productivity has increased significantly.

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Joinerysoft strengthens commitment to J

oinerysoft confirmed its commitment to New Zealand with another visit to attend the Master Joiners Conference in Rotorua. With a focus on learning about the NZS4211 and listening to feedback from joiners, Joinerysoft continue to develop software that specifically meets the needs of New Zealand timber joiners. During the second visit to New Zealand, Managing Director, Alan Turner was able to meet existing customers as well as reassure other joinery companies that our commitment to the New Zealand market means that we are expanding our services and presence within New Zealand. The trip was a huge success with more joinery companies recognising JMS as the best software solution available and choosing to purchase JMS. Alan conducted a customer workshop in Auckland, providing customers with an update on how development is progressing and enabling customers to give feedback. Companies who couldn’t make the workshop were visited personally by Alan later during the trip. Feedback received from customers was welcomed, being both positive and

constructive. Keith Trask, owner of Serene Joinery comments, “JMS is a big improvement and significant advantage for any small joinery company.” Customers who had a sneak preview of the progress of JMS Version 4 and JMS Professional clearly saw the benefits of the software, due for release later this year. The good news for existing customers is that all software updates come free with maintenance and support. Alan then spoke at the Master Joiners Conference in Rotorua, on Friday 24th June 2011, with a presentation entitled ‘Software – The New Joinery Machine’. Alan was able to demonstrate to delegates the power that software has within the joinery workshop, as essential as any joinery tool. Given the difficult economy and natural disasters that have hit New Zealand over the last year, recovery and winning orders is vital. It is even more important given this situation that joinery companies are able to respond to customers in a timely and professional manner. The accolade of making excellent joinery is reduced if orders fail to come in. When times are hard, it becomes a numbers game, where the ability

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World Record for Joinerysoft. Bruce Syder, Joinerysoft NZ customer support representative joined the Joinerysoft hot air balloon in France at the end of July 2011, to take part in setting a new world record. Piloted by Managing Director, Alan Turner, the Joinerysoft balloon was one of 343 balloons who took off during a simultaneous launch at the Lorraine Mondial Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Metz, France to set a new world record.

to quote quickly means that you have the ability to quote more and subsequently win more orders. The added benefit of JMS is that having accurate figures for cost of production means that you don’t cut prices too far in error, ensuring your profits remain protected. Alan says, “It was good to be part of the Master Joiners Conference. Everyone made me feel very welcome. In the UK we have a

very different trade association set up and I have enjoyed the family atmosphere in New Zealand.” A prime motivation for attending the conference was the desire to learn more about the latest regulations, in particular NZS4211, and to reassure all JMS customers and potential customers that Joinerysoft are committed to ensuring JMS helps them to comply.

NZ market During the NZ trip Alan visited both North and South Island visiting joinery companies in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Palmerston North, and Wellington before travelling to South Island visiting Picton, Nelson and Christchurch. Joinerysoft’s Customer Support Agent, Bruce Syder was also present at the conference before returning to his home in Palmerston North. A trained joiner himself he currently provides support throughout New Zealand, both through telephone support and customer visits. Joinerysoft are committed to expanding our services and providing more customer support and are currently talking with an additional joiner based in Christchurch who will extend our customer support services. Over the last 12 months since Joinerysoft’s first trip, a lot of time and money has been invested into the New Zealand market, with a view to getting it right. JMS provides a total solution for joiners, with quoting, timber and glass reports, cutting lists and invoicing. As a direct result of feedback during the trip and to make life even easier for New

Zealand joiners we are pre-loading JMS with pre moulded items, such as head, jambs, sills, etc from some of the major suppliers. This will reduce installation and set up time. Hardware and fittings suppliers are also talking to Joinerysoft to include their items directly within the software further reducing setup time for New Zealand joiners. Alan Turner, Managing Director, adds, “I believe Joinerysoft is still the right company for New Zealand joiners. Joinerysoft recognise that with industry changes and a difficult market the coming year is vitally important. We remain committed to helping New Zealand joiners through this period of change, providing software that will enable joiners to be better placed for the future.” Joinerysoft Ltd Alan Turner, Managing Director Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder Customer Support Representative (04) 974 9480

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purpleheart benches in downtown auckland The recently opened Wynyard Quarter/Jellicoe Wharf precinct on Aucklands waterfront features some solid seating designed to blend with the heavy timber wharf environment and withstand the test of public use and time. Stylish and simple in design their manufacture did present its own difficulties, largely to do with size and weight. Designed by Megan Wraight of Wraight & Associates for the Auckland City Council the seating was manufactured by Woodform Design in their West Auckland factory. The contract called for a total of 123 individual seats 5, 8 or 22 metres in length to be manufactured in 190mm square solid Purpleheart. “The sheer weight and length of the Purpleheart meant that handling, cutting and drilling them was always going to be very difficult” said Woodform Managing Director Dave Pratt. “A 5 metre length was around 200 kilos on its own and each 5 metre seat is made up of three of them. We sourced the timber from Herman Pacific, who did exceptionally well to 4-side 50

cube of it to a perfect 190mm square without any wane - not easy to do when you consider the lengths they were working with.” To cut the lengths to size and drill the 4,000 odd holes needed to bolt the pieces together Woodform designed a specific handling system within their factory to which they fixed the saw and drilling units both of which required an operating accuracy of +/-1mm. “They are certainly solid seats - Purpleheart is a great timber to work with and suits the purpose here well. These seats will stand up to the weather and whatever else is thrown at them for a very long time,” says Dave.

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update It was great to see so many of you join us in Fiji earlier this month at the spectacular Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa. This year’s Partnership Conference was a relaxed and enjoyable few days away, especially for our Christchurch customers. The Christchurch rebuild is a topic on everybody’s mind at the minute. This will be a massive boost for our industry when it finally kicks off – but that will be some time away yet due to ongoing insurance claim issues and city planning processes. Until that happens, we all have an opportunity to gear our businesses up to be ready for when the upturn eventually comes. In order to be in the best possible position to maximise the work when it starts, we should all be looking to improve systems and procedures within the business. Skills shortages will also be a reality and so it is essential we all have a plan in place to use the current window of opportunity to ensure we have the grunt required when the rebuild starts. The “customer experience” remains one of the most important parts of business today. As an industry we all need to work on raising our game to give customers that memorable experience the minute they touch our business. Whether it is online, on the phone, in our showrooms or during installation, our aim is for customers to tell their friends and family how easy it was to deal with us and how great the experience was. The better the job a business does, the better it will fare in terms of standing out from the pack and gaining reputation. Those of our customers who have focused on it have results to show for it. At The Laminex Group we have been continuing to invest in the industry and grow opportunities for our customers. Following on from the recent introduction of Laminex Metaline splashbacks we have now launched a stunning range of thin ceramic. Laminam is a new concept in decorative surfaces with universal potential for the building, architectural and interior design world. Laminam is the first every large format ceramic slab with a thickness of just 3.5mm, making it possible to use large ceramic surfaces in previously unthinkable applications. We are also making information more readily available with the launches of product websites. We have a few sites up and running including,, and the all new Hardware site Watch out for even more before the end of the year including an all new look for The Laminex Group website! Talk to your Sales representative from The Laminex Group for more information including the latest Laminex & Corian product updates and watch out for more innovative products being introduced shortly. The Laminex Group is in the business of supporting successful customers. Together we’re creating the future. Robert Gibbes General Manager The Laminex Group NZ

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Dr Buzz RWC Time By the time you are reading this, the Rugby World Cup will be well under way and our beloved All Blacks will (hopefully) be on track to get the monkey off their back. So it is fortunate that JOINERS Magazine provides so much quality reading and information because lesser magazines will have a hard time peeling readers away from the sports pages and off their respective armchair coaching couches. In fact it has probably never been acknowledged what a fine job JOINERS Magazine has done in providing our industry with insight, ideas and information. So here’s to you Bob Nordgren and your team at Magenta publishing. Keep up the good work. Ligna Report The main European trade show in 2011 was back in Hannover Messe with the Ligna show. Numbers were up on previous years despite the fact that the European Union is going through some major debt servicing problems. Although numbers were down on where they had been prior to 2008, the people visiting were serious buyers so the results for machinery, tooling and hardware manufacturers were generally positive. Maybe because of the impact of the recession, products were generally evolutionary rather than revolutionary. In previous years we have seen a lot of emphasis on processing lightweight hollow core panels. This seems however to have not taken hold at this stage so it will be interesting to see whether development continues in this area. Laser edge technology for edgebanding, where a polymer coating (bonded on the banding during manufacture) is re-activated meaning an almost invisible glue line is still developing. Previously the extreme cost of the laser meant this technology was available only to the big users. It appears now however that lower cost lasers and even plasma heating systems are being developed which could bring this technology much closer to the New Zealand type customers base. It remains to be seen however how much of a premium end users would pay for a less visible glue line.

to provide a complete cut. Consequently the tools are significantly more expensive. However, in certain applications this can make simple economic sense. While there were not a large number of New Zealand customers at the show, the ones who attended are continuing to develop their businesses despite the current economic conditions. Local Scene New Zealand has weathered the global meltdown relatively well although it cannot be ignored that in the 25 years I have been in this industry, I have never seen the statistics for housing consents so low. Add to that the fact that a high dollar and cheap Asian imports have hollowed out the furniture industry, you would think the industry is on its knees. The reality doesn’t bear this out however. Sure times are still difficult and will remain so for some time. However, the scale of the Christchurch re-build is so great that it will have a considerable positive impact on the industry overall when it finally gets underway in earnest in the next 6 – 12 months. With the upcoming election, there should not be the usual uncertainty given the dominance of National. One only hopes that instead of pussyfooting around the big picture issues, they will finally take some risks to re-shape the economy to set us up for the future and help us get our total debt under control. Our continued love affair with cheap imports might feel great when buying a new TV or car. However, I for one would rather see policies which discourage the speculative capital flows which push up our exchange rate. This benefits the exporters obviously but it also benefits local manufacturers who provide real jobs, rather than cheap jobs in importers’ distribution centres. Local manufacturers also tend to produce better quality so the products last longer and have a resale value instead of ending in the tip.

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The great unwashed seem to get it because previously taboo subjects such as Capital Gains Taxes and raised superannuation age are now being talked about openly. Will the government get with the programme?

Some new developments have been occurring on the tooling front with LEUCO bringing out a new patented high shear angle diamond tool design. The shear angle is so extreme (70 degrees) that the cutting action is like shaving. As with all of these developments, they are horses for courses. For example, to get a shear angle that high, much more diamond is required

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That’s the Buzz for now. See you next time.

Dr Buzz can be contacted via email at

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Furniture Master Seal well received


t’s no secret the Furniture industry in New Zealand has been under considerable pressure from low-cost imports over the past 10 years and that combined with the chill winds of a global recession it was time for the industry to take stock and consider its options. Some innovative and forward thinking industry people decided that rather than complain about imports and the recession, a Furniture Master Seal would help to raise the profile of the industry and would spread the word about the quality and craftsmanship that goes into locally produced furniture, cabinetry and bedding (mattresses). What better way to convince the furniture-buying public of this than to point to the highly trained and qualified craftspeople that make the furniture. The rationale behind the Seal is simple:

Authorised Seal holders have the option of placing Master Seal swing tags or stickers on their furniture, cabinetry, flat packs and bedding. Point of Sale material aimed at informing the public about the Seal has been developed for use by Furniture retailers to support the tags and stickers. The Seal was successfully launched on 15th August at the Sealy NZ bed factory in Northcote on Auckland’s North Shore. Around seventy people attended the lunch time celebration including manufacturers, suppliers, media and high profile furniture retailer Harvey Norman, a strong supporter of the Furniture Master Seal concept. Further “soft” launches are planned around the country. Alister Murray, FITEC’s Furniture Sector Executive says “Feedback since the launch has been fantastic with manufacturers and suppliers enthusiastically embracing the concept”.

• Furniture makers need to differentiate their product from imports to justify higher prices • Higher prices are required to sustain the better manufacturing techniques being used in NZ such as better joints, glues, materials and better timber quality and framing • Better manufacturing techniques are enabled through formal training • The Master Seal guarantees to the consumer that a minimum of 50% of a Furniture company’s staff have appropriate formal NZQA qualifications and training • Consumers will have the knowledge and trust to justify paying higher prices for New Zealand furniture carrying the Master Seal.

He says the key is partnerships. FITEC is grateful to the Furniture and Cabinetmaking Association of NZ for having the courage to try something new. The Raffles School of Design for working with FITEC to find a great design. Matt Smidt from Furniture Werks and Dean Taylor from Taylormade Furniture who sponsored the design completion. FITEC also owes a debt of gratitude to Harvey Norman for getting behind New Zealand furniture makers and agreeing to be the lead retailer for the launch. Lastly, FITEC thanks Sealy, who have fully embraced the concept and was the first company to qualify for the Master Seal.

There are four Master Seals each representing a sector of the industry; Master Cabinet Maker, Master Furniture Finisher, Master Furniture Maker and Master Bedding Maker.

For more information about the Seal, how to become a Seal holder and how to order swing tags and stickers go to www.

Industry applicants need to demonstrate that at least 50% of their staff have a recognized, relevant trade qualification or are in formalized training leading to an NZQA qualification. FITEC is able to verify qualifications through its training data base and links with NZQA.

Alister Murray FITEC, Furniture Sector Executive Ph: (09) 356 8029 E:

The future of the construction sector two very important issues


t’s common knowledge that the construction industry in New Zealand is holding its breath waiting for a skills shortage to take effect. However what may not be common knowledge is the profound effect the following will have on this sector:

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We are facing a leadership crisis Productivity in the NZ construction sector is very poor.

Leadership – has your company leadership been neglected? There is evidence to suggest quality of leadership can be the success or the undoing of an organisation’s viability. Companies with strong leadership and skilled supervisors create a positive impact. “Organisations with the highest quality leaders were 13 times more likely to out-perform their competition in key bottomline metrics such as financial performance, quality of products and services, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.” 1 It has been found that companies who invest in and foster expert leadership skills, retain their good employees. Company profit and productivity may be compromised by not developing the skills and competencies needed for effective l e a d e r s h i p . S a d l y, b u t a l s o understandably during tough times with tight budgets and lack of resources, many companies have stopped training. The focus on the short-term, rather than strategically planning for the future has become the norm. Yet when the construction sector sets off into another boom period, leadership skills will specifically be in demand to support increasing numbers of lesser skilled employees, manage change and build customer satisfaction. Coaching and developing others will be critical to company success over the next three years. JITO has an online qualification that specifically deals with skill development for leaders. Interacting with staff, dealing with conflict, monitoring performance, constructively handling difficult issues, getting the best from employees and monitoring quality of output are all a part of learning in the National Certificate in

to survive and grow through business cycles by effective business planning A flexible, safe and skilled workforce able to adapt quickly to new technologies and processes with significantly lower accident rates. A clear effective and responsive regulatory environment

Together this will provide whole-oflife value for clients and end users at a lower overall system cost. Business – First Line Management. For further information please contact Rachel Murrell at JITO 04 8050 416 or go to “The way in which leaders are developed, people are managed, innovation is embraced and appropriate management cultures are implanted will spell the difference between future organisational success and failure.” 2

To achieve this goal it is clear that transformative change is needed. It requires a sector characterised by: • A more knowledgeable client base that has better procurement skills • Vi b r a n t f i r m s c a p a b l e o f competing for projects as well as cooperating in partnerships and effective supply network relationships • Management in firms able

Deb Paul Chief Executive JITO 1. 2. 3.

NZ Management Leaderships Looming Crisis – Reg Birchfield NZ Management Leaderships Looming Crisis – Reg Birchfield Extract from the Built Environment Skills Strategy – Draft for Consultation www. - visit this website to read the document or phone JITO 04 385 8814

Productivity in the Construction Sector3 The Building and Construction Sector Productivity Partnership (of which JITO is a part) is working to turn the facts below around. Its goal is to increase productitity in the sector by 20% by 2020 FACTS The Building and Construction sector in NZ; • Contributes about 4.3% to GDP. • Employs one in every 12 New Zealanders (178,000) • Is characterised by very small firms, 91% have 5 or fewer employees • 21% are sole traders compared to 12% across all other industries • Has workers who are less likely to work part-time and more likely to work long hours compared to other NZ industries • Has the highest proportion of work-related fatalities and a higher number of non-fatal injuries out of all New Zealand industry groups. • Has 35% of workers who leave secondary school with no qualification and 25% have no qualification of any kind • Has a larger proportion of workers who have low literacy 48% and low numeracy 52% skills. JOINERS Magazine September 2011 page 75

a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Is the pie big enough ? I like pie. I have just come back from a holiday in America and I really enjoyed their pies. Huge portions of Pumpkin pie, Key Lime pie, Cherry pie, Lemon Meringue pie, yum, yum, yum. The only reason that I am not currently sitting at Cafe L’Affare eating one of their mince and cheese pies is that my stomach has expanded so much I can no longer fit out the front door. (And the fact that Joseph from Blum refuses to take me there!)

orders are down, sales are down, or in other words the pie is smaller.

I do like pies though ...

Making yourself look better than the competition is a great way to get a bigger piece of the pie and hopefully grow you business but not your stomach. Cafe L’Affare does this by adding excellent chutney and an interesting pastry pattern on the top. Some companies do this visiting the client when it suits them even on a Sunday evening, or by throwing in free design, a free appliance, project managing the job, selling benchtop at cost, or discounting.

America was interesting for more than just the pies. I managed to meet up with a couple of manufacturer design companies through the NKBA and they are hurting. Sales are still way down and showing little sign of improving, and the main focus is to just try and survive longer than their competition. Things in New Zealand are not as bad but we do seem to still have the same problems. And guess what? It is all about pies. Did I mention I like pies? For whatever reasons you want to name; lack of money supply, low business confidence, 2011 being an election year and yes even the Rugby World Cup all adds up to the same end result. As an industry our enquiries are down,

In America the thought seemed to be if we stay around long enough the number of people trying to get a piece of the pie will decline and we will be able to get a bigger slice of what is left. This has happened to a small extent here with some companies, even long established companies, closing their doors. The work they would have done having then gone to others.

All of the things above make you look better in the eyes of the customer, and make your services more desirable. I call it beer goggles for business. But let’s go back to the beginning. I like pies. Sorry not that far back ... the issue in the industry is not the size of the piece, but the size of the pie itself.

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The organisations we belong to, such as Master Joiners or the NKBA, rely on the industry pie getting bigger in order to increase membership. We may be business rivals but as organisations we don’t want to see members go under or leave due to harsh economic times. Getting a bigger piece of a smaller pie may be good for an individual but it does not really help the industry. We need a bigger pie. McDonalds is a good example of getting a bigger pie. 6 words increased sales, profits and the size of the pie. “Do you want fries with that?” (I also like fries) This saying which is now famous made a huge difference to McDonalds in that it managed to increase the value of almost every sale. They were selling the same number of burgers and they were getting the same number of customers but they were getting on average bigger purchases. Kitchen, bathroom and interior designers seemed to have stumbled onto this. Ultimately the same numbers of kitchens are being sold but now there is an increase in the price because someone asked “Do you want design with that?” The pie is a bit bigger and they are getting that extra bit.

We did this in our business many years ago and it made us financially viable over some hard times. “Do you want a project manager for your project?” “Do you want to update your bathroom while the tradesmen are working on your kitchen?” “Do you need curtains in the dining room?” “Do you want flooring in your dining room?” I am sure most manufacturers have designers, trades people they work with, relationships with other suppliers and even just a bit of capacity for a set of shelves or an entertainment unit. These are all “fries” we can up sell and hopefully get a bigger pie. After all it isn’t just me that likes pies. Tony DeLorenzo is the President of the NKBA and a pie lover from way back. He also works with his wife at Debra Delorenzo Design Ltd Send any pie recipes to tony. d e b s @ c l e a r. n e t . n z a n d t h e best recipe will be sent a kauri chopping board. ²

Due Process Geoff Hardy

Are our houses too expensive ? The affordability of housing in New Zealand has become such a hot topic that the Government has asked the New Zealand Productivity Commission to look into it. As the first step in that process the Commission has put out an Issues Paper which reveals some interesting facts about New Zealand. Since 2001, our house prices have gone up by more than most countries in the OECD (the OECD is made up of 34 of the most developed countries) and this is mostly due to land value rather than construction costs. Our house prices have also outstripped our incomes, our residential rents, and our residential construction costs. Despite the belief that a high percentage of our population own their own homes, our home ownership rate (which is around 65%) is now slightly below the OECD average. And our home ownership rate has been declining since 1991 whereas in most other OECD countries it has been increasing. So why is all this happening? A number of explanations have been suggested. In simple economic terms, house prices usually reflect the supply of housing and the demand for housing at any given time. In other words, how many houses are available on the market, and how many people are wanting to buy them. For house prices to go up, there must be less houses available and/or more people wanting to buy them. Either that, or additional costs or other distortions have crept into the market. The trick is to work out which of these factors apply in New Zealand, and what causes them. Clearly there are less houses available at the present moment, but that is a relatively recent phenomenon caused by the global financial crisis and our domestic recession. Apart from the 2007-11 period, the number of building consents issued each year for new homes tends to hover around the 24,000 mark. That suggests that the price rise has more to do with a larger number of people chasing a static supply of houses, or alternatively to additional costs being loaded onto house prices.

We probably do have a larger number of people chasing a static supply of houses. Our population is steadily increasing as a result of both natural increase (births over deaths) and net migration. Then there is urban drift - 85% of our population lives in cities or towns, and that proportion is increasing. Plus, there is also a trend towards greater numbers of single people or childless couples wanting their own homes, as young people defer having families for longer, and older people live longer. Add to that, the fact that mortgage finance is now a lot more accessible than it used to be.

Our building industry is also responsible, according to the Commission. Since 2001 we have had significant increases in the cost of labour (88%), building materials (50%) and land (115%). The industry as a whole has not got any more efficient since 1995, whereas most of our other industries have. The reasons for that include skill shortages (eg. abandonment of apprenticeship programmes), high employee churn rate, and (according to some) too many owner-operator building firms, with inadequate management skills and administrative resources.

The people wanting to buy their own home are also competing with investors who are looking to put their money into rental accommodation. When we have savings to invest, New Zealanders tend to favour land and buildings much more than we do shares or bonds, and much more so than other OECD countries. Partly that is due to the fact that our capital markets (shares and bonds) were relatively small and unsophisticated until recently, and also due to painful memories of the 1987 sharemarket crash and similar experiences since then. Our unique taxation rules also encourage people to invest in housing - the fact that (despite recent changes) you can offset your losses against your other income, and capital gains aren’t taxed.

There has been low innovation in our building industry, and arguably too much complexity because of one-off designs. It is difficult for us to achieve economies of scale because there is so much customisation, and so little prefabrication. The proliferation of geographically-dispersed, small-scale manufacturing also leads to greater transportation costs. And our building materials supply industry has been accused of being too concentrated and uncompetitive.

What about additional costs being loaded onto house prices? Our cities are more spread out than the high density cities in other countries, which means we spend more on the infrastructure that Councils have to provide. This cost has shifted off the ratepayer and onto the developer in recent years, and that is one reason why prices for sections more than doubled in New Zealand between 2001 and 2008. Some argue that strict planning controls and urban limits also reduce the supply of subdivisible land, which drives up the price of the land that is available.

The final factor? The steady increase in disputes between homeowners and builders, leading to wasteful arguments and costly rework at the expense of the builder. I would add to that, the increasing burden of Government regulation such as the builder licensing scheme and greater consumer rights and remedies. Of course, it may well be that nothing can be done about our spiralling house prices anyway, without introducing further distortions or inefficiencies into the market. But I certainly think that a high rate of home ownership is good for a country. Ownership of a house creates a sense of security, serves as a valuable investment, and probably creates a sense of pride and responsibility that instils good values in people and enhances their self-esteem. That’s got to be good for us.


Geoff Hardy has 35 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 geoff@madisonhardy. com. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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Mobile devices on the web The web is becoming more accessible by portable and wireless devices - and in 2008 mobile access to the Internet exceeded desktop computer-based access for the first time. This trend is accelerating with the rise of larger smartphones, and of tablet computers. Leading the field at present is Apple with its i-Phone and i-Pad but competition is fierce and many big players (including Google) are now competing for a share of this market. Allied to this is the development of specialised appliances that can be used with a smart phone to control items of your daily life. One called AutoBot uses a cable that connects your phone to your car’s ECU and allows you to keep track of your car’s functions, including ECU mapping and air/fuel mixtures and can provide error codes if your car isn’t running right. It also connects to the web and offers integration with services like online mapping and instant messaging.

Matt Woodward is a Director of Netline Services Ltd

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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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowdendoors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, Fax 09 297 7152, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd 9 Parkwood Place, East Tamaki, Manukau, Ph 09 274 4698, Fax 09 274 4423, contacts Bryan Hancock and Nick Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fineline Joinery Limited Unit 6B, 64 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph/Fax 09 836 2212, contacts Chris Lipp / Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, fax 09 579 4264, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, fax 09 818 7066, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated. KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Philip Tapp. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, Fax 09 422 7884, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, Fax 09 277 7479, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, Fax 09 620 7585, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess.

Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph/Fax 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Black Dog Group PO Box 196, Helensville, 0840. Ph 09 420 2054, fax 09 420 2064, contact Tony or Kirsten Samuels. Timber Joinery Ltd 26b Hill Street, Onehunga, Auckland, Ph 09 974 5666, Fax 09 636 5632, contact Jaden Tull. NZS4211 Affiliated. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 fax 09 444 4498, contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, fax 09 827 8740, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 19-21 State Highway 16, Westgate, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, fax 09 620 5964, contact Stuart Penny.


Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email

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

Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry 21 Birch Avenue, Judea, Tauranga. Ph/Fax 07 571 0017, contact Troy MacRae.

Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, Fax 07 578 4965, contact Colin Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, fax 07 849 6657, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, Fax 07 856 4775, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Corden Joinery Ltd 125 Norton Rd, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3415, fax 07 847 3480, contact Phil Corden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, fax 07 378 1036, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, email NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton.

Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Profile Joinery 37 Eyre St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 0243, fax 06 323 0243, contact Gerry Evernden. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@ Raglan Joinery 58 Wallis Street, Raglan. Ph 07 825 6789, fax 07 825 6765, contact Bjorn Ledwig. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, fax 07 895 7157, contact Ross Curtis. Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley. S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Dave Andrews. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Emile Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Joinery & Staircases Ltd 27A Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph/Fax 07 575 7435, contact Craig Purser.

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


Secretary, Linda O’Keeffe 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, fax 03 344 5042, email Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, Fax 06 356 9270, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, Fax 06 952 3583, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact David Walker.

Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, Fax 06 344 5042. NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, Fax 06 323 3723, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renwick Joinery Palm. North Ltd PO Box 4297, Palmerston North. Ph 06 356 3945, John Renwick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 320 Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffen. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstock Joinery 19 Coventry Street, Levin, Ph 027 224 0701, Fax 06 368 9961, contact Murray Forward. Worktop Design 2000 Ltd 70 Napier Rd, Palmerston North. Ph 06 358 0557, Fax 06 355 0367, email, James Donald.

Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, P. North. Ph 06 354 8170, Fax 0800 254 754, contact Lindsay Petterson. M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murphy Joinery Makino Road, R D 7, Rapid Number 811, Feilding, Ph 06 355 4003, Fax 06 355 4002, contacts Paul & Nic Murphy. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson.

Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker. Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, Fax 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated. In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, fax 06 759 8325. Dan Holmes. KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, fax 06 754 4725, contact Ken Parsons. NZS4211 Affiliated. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, fax 06 757 8172. Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, fax 06 758 8672, contact Roger Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, Fax 06 759 8209, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph/Fax 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

HAWKES BAY / POVERTY BAY 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.


Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111. Adept Kitchens & Joinery 322 Devon St East, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 4770, fax 06 758 4770, contact Dennis Byers. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Donald Alexander Joinery Ltd Box 3186, Napier. Ph 06 843 2938, fax 06 843 2036, contact Donald Alexander.

Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 221 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice.

D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Kent Morse. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’.

Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan.

Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass.

Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane.

Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Julie Galyer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gisborne Joinery Limited 522 Gladstone Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2880, fax 06 863 2881, contact Brendan Kent. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchens by McIndoe, Mastercraft HB PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, fax 06 876 8496, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.


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 David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns.

Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Secretary, Wendy Long 24A Thornycroft St, Fendalton, Christchurch. Ph 03 351 6627 Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

G E Joinery Ltd 786 Halswell Junction Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Billy Nolan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper. 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 Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, Fax 04 586 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, Fax 03 308 5057, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895, Fax 04 564 8896. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, Fax 04 567 2588, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly.

Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch

MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown.

NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, Fax 06 868 4240, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated

Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 97E Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 021 593 186, Fax 03 385 5570, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact Robin Walker.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ryans Kitchens Unit 5, 33 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph/Fax 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, fax 03 689 7907, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Russell Brocks. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens.

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

Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, Fax 03 489 1514, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, Fax 03 343 5241, contact James McKeown

Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White. Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Otago Benchtop Specialists Ltd 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, Fax 03 477 5556, contact Peter O’Brien.

Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, Fax 03 688 2182, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD WAITAKI Secretary, Rowan Howie PO Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 5165. Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Aaron Fitzsimons Blding & Joinery 97 Galbraith Road, R D 25, Temuka, Ph 03 614 8029, Fax 03 614 8028, contact Jaquie Fitzsimons. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Custom Kitchens 1 Weaver Street, Oamaru, Ph 03 437 0001, Fax 03 437 0013, contact Stuart Sandri

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fabwood Ltd 5 Thompson Street, Alexandra, Ph/fax 03 448 8847, contact Charlie Paull. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, fax 03 434 1560, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, Fax 03 441 4945, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford.

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

Grays Joinery 17 Lorne St, South Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4332, fax 03 455 0639, contact Blake Gray. NZS4211 Affiliated.

J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ivan Coutts Joinery 144 Castlewood Rd, RD 2, Dunedin. Ph & Fax 03 476 1166, contact Ivan Coutts. NZS4211 Affiliated.

JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, Fax 03 688 2726, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd Unit 2, 68 David Street, Forbury, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst.

Joinery Zone Ltd 110 Fraser St, Timaru, PO Box 223. Ph 03 688 8223, fax 03 688 8225, contact Neville Kitchen. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, fax 03 684 8050, contact Glen Chitock. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Fax 03 202 5528, Barry O’Connor & Don Williams. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, Fax 03 453 5716, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Fax 03 488 4893, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

DIRECT MEMBERS A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, Fax 03 547 7778, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Whole Wardrobes & Interiors 42 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey.

Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, Fax 03 442 3207, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, fax 03 455 5959, Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, fax 03 455 6978, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, Fax 03 443 1891, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, fax 03 448 8289, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph/Fax 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel.

National Associate Members Bostik New Zealand Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited Fisher & Paykel Appliances Gabbett Machinery Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Herman Pacific

Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, fax 03 477 9790, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Hutchco Enterprises Ltd Ikon Commercial Ltd ITM

Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Timspec

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Woodmax push stick For a long time customers have been asking about importing push sticks. We have found what we think is the best we can find. Whilst made of plastic it feels more like nylon. This is important as others we have tested have shattered as made of hard plastic. Saw blades can bite so at these prices you can afford to buy.

Häfele SLIDO Classic

Overall length Width at max point Thickness Weight

420 mm 63 mm 10 mm 0.15kg

Available from Prowood Machinery online at Accessories/Push-Sticks/

The future in smooth running internal doors Available in versions for wood or frameless glass and 40 or 80 kg weight limits, SLIDO combines high quality track and running gear with either single or double sided soft closing, which uses a sprung hydraulic damper to first slow the door and then pull it gently closed. SLIDO track can be ceiling or wall mounted and thanks to its tool-free mounting is also suitable for cavity slider applications.

Phone 09 442 5699 Email Mobile 027 410 0258

The Henderson range has been further enhanced with the introduction of a new Low Headroom option. The easy to install kit creates a floor to ceiling minimalist finish. Low Headroom was designed to achieve clearances of 2mm between the track and the top of the door. The hardware is completely concealed within the door and has been engineered for easy installation and adjustments.

performance and a new dove tail bracket for extra strength, ease of installation and increased adjustability. Anodised aluminium track is also available as an optional extra.

Find the secret

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Low Headroom and Husky Track

Husky kits will now include Henderson’s new track design which incorporates anti-rise fins to enhance

SLIDO Classic is available in a range of DIY fitting packs for merchants displays and a complete range of clip on panels and accessories for ceiling applications. Openings requiring symmetrical opening of two door leaves are also catered for with the Classic Synchro Set clamp system for glass, therefore no cut-out is required.

SLIDO Classic is 100 percent German made quality. Contact 0800 4 hafele or go to catalogues at www.

New from Henderson

Lifting systems, hinges, drawers, runners & fittings - find the answers for perfect motion in your kitchen and cabinetry needs in this catalogue. To receive a copy contact either North Island – or 09 917 1510 or South Island – sales. or 03 982 8039

The BHX 050 Optimat is a smart allrounder for drilling, routing and grooving and only takes up 5m² of space on the factory floor.

Weeke BHX 050 the smart and small all-rounder ticks all the boxes Flexibility and just-in-time delivery are the mainstays of NSW-based custom joinery H Dallas, and when the company was looking for a short-term solution to back-up its larger machines, Mr Casolini decided to install a Weeke BHX 050 CNC Processing Centre.

what we do, it is sort of a niche area. When faced with what initially seem impossible joinery challenges, we put the problem to our in-house thinktank where a solution is inevitably found due to our over 100 years of combined industry experience.”

Being successful in a highly-competitive industry requires determination and innovative minds, and H Dallas directors Laurie and Steve possess both and are constantly expanding their business. The directors go the extra mile to ensure their clients’ aspirations are met, and their experience in corporate fit-outs and custom joinery pays off for their Sydneyand interstate-based clients, including ASX, Westpac, Macquarie Bank or Fuji Xerox.

“We currently do not have much automation in our workshop, but we are moving forward,” Mr Casolini says. “In future we are looking at as much automation as possible, but we don't do high-volume work, everything we make is one-off and tailor-made from project to project and the flexibility that we have in-house makes it difficult for automation to become a priority.”

“Since 1979 we have been committed to crafting the finest commercial joinery and wet area joinery,” Laurie Casolini says. “We offer a wide variety of designs, finishes and materials in our custom-made joinery, making it suitable for any style of corporate or domestic fit-out. We have the in-house ability to produce even the most intricate of works and fully detail them on our workshop drawings. But to build premium products that exceed expectations relies on the best equipment and the talents of our dedicated team of 85.” Partnership with Homag Australia’s furniture market is more competitive and time-driven than ever, and seemingly small workflow improvements can often result in huge gains in the medium and long term. These cumulative advantages may mean the competitive difference between keeping and losing crucial clients and contracts. Hence, partnering with a reliable technology provider like Homag Australia with the expertise and quality equipment to support their clients, pays off. H Dallas has been working with Homag Australia and its state-of-the-art technology for more than 25 years now; and Mr Casolini is very happy with this long-standing partnership. “It is a very competitive industry,” Mr Casolini says. “But there are not many people who do

Flexible short-term solution As a custom joinery, flexibility and just-in-time delivery are the mainstays of H Dallas, and when the company was looking for a shortterm stop-gap solution to back-up its larger machines, Mr Casolini turned to Homag and decided to install a Weeke BHX 050 CNC Processing Centre. “Weeke’s new BHX 050 machining centre is focused on the needs of closet, cabinet, and casegood manufacturers - large and small - and offers fast processing, simple operation, excellent processing quality and a great value for your investment,” comments Homag Australia Product Manager Grant Jones. “When H Dallas needed a short-term solution to replace one of their older machines, they didn’t hesitate to invest in the BHX 050, which is not only ideal for smaller shops, but also for larger manufacturers looking for more flexibility.” The machine features a processing area of up to 2500mm x 850mm x 60mm with a vector speed of (X – Y) 50 – (Z) 15. Spindle speed ranges from 1500 – 7500 RPM including the patented quick-change system and an automatic spindle clamping system. The workpiece thickness can easily be adjusted and a mechanical support via roller conveyor ensures hassle-free workpiece loading and unloading.

The on-machine software includes Homag’s proven woodWOP, MCC and MDE Basic, while a 3D CNC-Simulator to simulate the process including collision checks. Time calculation is available as an option. Low learning curve “Because the BHX came with the woodWOP software which we were already using in our workshop, the learning-curve was very low,” Mr Casolini explains. “The machine was quick and easy to deliver, very affordable, and solved the short-term problem immediately. We were able to pretty much use it straight away, while it can take up to six months to learn how to operate some of the larger machines.” “We needed a short-term solution to take some of the workload off the larger machines, and the BHX 050 in that configuration ticked all the boxes for us, it solved the short-term problem that we had. It supports the equipment we already have in place, and it was so easy to implement with the software compatability. The small footprint was very important as well, as space is a bit of a problem for us in the shop,” Mr Casolini concludes. “The quick delivery and commissioning really gave us six months of time to continue uninterrupted production while thinking about what it is we need to do to move forward with some of the larger machines we are looking to invest in.” by Barbara Schulz

The Weeke BHX 050 is available in New Zealand through W & R Jacks.

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Used Machinery for Sale Bench Top Shop Rotorua


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

Benchtops (HB) Ltd

BBS Timbers Limited

14 Husheer Place, Onekawa P0 Box 3251, Onekawa, Napier phone (06) 843-5226 fax (06) 843-5058 Simon Malloy

PO Box 1407, Whangarei 0140 Ph 09 438 9358 Fax 09 430 0455 E.

Benchtop Surfaces

Herman Pacific Limited

Counter Concepts

590 Tremaine Avenue Palmerston North phone (06) 356-9384 fax (06) 356-9270 James Hurren

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

PO Box 35 209, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0753 Ph 09 426 5475 Fax 09 426 7638 E.

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

JSC Timber Ltd

PO Box 285, Kumeu 0841 Ph 09 412 2800 Fax 09 412 7723 E.

Hamilton Laminate Specialists Ltd 180 Kent Street PO Box 5234, Hamilton phone (07) 846-1577 fax (07) 846-1215 Allan Bedford

SCM Pratix 48 CNC Flatbed With electronically controlled scissor lift, handles 2400 x 1200mm panels. Has an 8 configuration tool carousel with 8 tool holders. Spindle tooling, 80mm skin cutter, 12mm and 9.5mm compression cutters and 35mm diameter hinge boring. $75,000 plus gst

PO Box 4401 Mt Maunganui Ph 07 575 7681 Fax 07 575 7689 E.

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

Rosenfeld Kidson Ltd

PO Box 621, Auckland 1140 Ph 09 573 0503 Fax 09 573 0504 E.

Simmonds Lumber (NZ) Ltd

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

Williams Bros (Blenheim) Ltd

1997 Giben Beam Saw With Optilink Board optimization software. Ideal for cutting large quantities of panel or Perspex. Can cut up to 4400mm, with multiple sheet cutting either 3 x 25mm or 4 x 18mm at a time. Great condition for a well serviced machine

Gabbett Group is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of new and used Machinery for Wood, Panel, Stone, Glass, Plastic and aluminium.

$20,000 plus gst ono

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Gabbett Machinery Ltd is a well established, national company servicing major kitchen and furniture manufacturers. Their products include a wide range of woodworking equipment from classical machines throught to CNC working centres. An exciting opportunity has arisen for Sales Manager in the Auckland office. You will ideally have come up through the trade in either woodworking, sheet metal or printing and are now ready to extend your existing sales career. As a seasoned sales professional (preferably with a knowledge of CNC technology) you will have a good understanding and knowledge of the sales process and how to manage a team. Strong technical knowledge coupled with excellent people skills and the ability to build rapport are essential assets for this role. A generous performance based salary package will be offered to attract the best applicant to the position.

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Gabbett Machinery is the New Zealand agent for the SCM group range of woodworking machinery. Our service team installs and commissions the machines, provides training to the machine operators and provides after sales support including general servicing and repairs. The role requires an ability to travel as required. To be considered for this role you require: • • • • • • • •

A current driver’s license A sound knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, electrics and control systems Strong problem solving skills A thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly Computer literacy The ability to get along with all types of people The ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously Strong customer service skills

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This role would suit an existing machine operator in the cnc nesting field, however any woodworking industry experience would be considered an advantage.

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