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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

September 2012

award winners all the winners for the 2012 season

awisa review systems are the new innovation

panel saws the mainstay of the workshop

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conference results 12 COVER Detail from winning entry Best Use of Imported Timber.

Master Joiners conference in Napier - commentary p.12 - Supreme Award winner p.14 - 4211 update p.32 - all the winners p.44 - apprentice Awards p.49.

photo courtesy Total Timba Joinery see page 46

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Rhys Powell predicts an improving situation. Laminex Group Update 73 New General Manager Melle de Pater updates us on events, products and services at The Laminex Group Dr Buzz 75 Duncan Such on exhibitions, the recovery and being prepared. Due Process 76 Geoff Hardy looks at the history of trust and reforms that are likley to come.

awisa review 16 The return of AWISA after a 4 year absence was welcomed by the industry last month in Sydney. Bob Nordgren attended and gives us his thoughts on the show and we get a response from some leading and local suppliers who exhibited.

innovation forum 30 FCANZ seeks to support the industry by encouraging export opportunities using design led innovation. We look at the first recipient of their support the Fastmount panel clips which offer a precise and hidden fixing solution for prefinished panels.

A view from both sides 77 Tony DeLorenzo discusses motivation and motivators. Web Directions 78 Matt Woodward notes the increasing ease of password cracking.

sawing panel 34 Panel saw, dimension saw, sliding table saw. Whatever we call it, it’s the mainstay of most workshops and therefore an important machine in any woodworking business.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 10 JITO news - 74 Trade Directories - 80 Product Focus - 86 Classifieds - 87, 88

nesting in aussie 61 A look at how a NSW firm improved its operation and profits by investing in an automated CNC nesting cell.

digital templating - two options page 58 and page 66

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Jacks & Griggio from the presidents desk

better predictions My accountant asked me the other day how I thought the next financial year would go compared to the last one ... I took a while to think about my answer. I replied that it would be better than the last 2 years and for once he agreed with me. I truly do believe that there are signs starting to show that the economy and in particular the building and construction industry are showing signs of slow growth. One construction related report states that consents for new builds in May 2012 were up 12% from April 2012 which is up 20% from April 2011 and that numbers of consents in March 2012 were the highest monthly total since September 2008. The increase is by no means steady or a definitive sign of better things to come but along with stable interest rates these signs are certainly encouraging for our industry. It was fantastic to see so many members put aside their economy woes and attend the Master Joiners conference in Napier. The number of new faces at these conferences continues to increase which is pleasing to see. This year had record numbers of entries in the awards and also an increase in the number of delegates and sponsors, this reflects the huge amount of work done by the conference organisers, Corinne and the Master Joiners executive making the conferences enjoyable and informative. A big thank you to all those involved and congratulations to the award winners.

W & R Jack Ltd is very proud to announce a new partnership with Griggio. As the second largest manufacturer of classical woodworking machines in Italy, Griggio S.p.A. have a heritage in building woodworking machinery that dates back to 1946. A family owned and operated company; Ennio, Paulo and Giovanni Griggio are actively involved in the day to day running of the company. It’s that family heritage and passion for quality which ensures Griggio machinery is built to the industry’s highest standards and represents a sound investment for woodworking business all over the globe. Now available in New Zealand through Jacks, Kiwi woodworking businesses have a genuine alternative to consider when looking for high quality classical woodworking machinery. Griggio machinery incorporates the industry’s most up-to-date features with solid build quality. Features such as the Tersa knife system on the buzzers & thicknessers, quick-change HSK63 spindles on the spindle moulders and 3 axis programmable saws with a swivelling outrigger table place Griggio machines right at the forefront of technology developments. Simon Hornby, Trade Equipment Division Sales Manager sums what the new agency means for Jacks. “The Jacks & Griggio partnership is an exciting development for us. Offering a premium brand like Griggio as well as our established brands in the classical machinery range gives our customers a huge choice. And with CNC production efficiency at the Griggio factory in Reschigilano, and container consolidation from the North of Italy, Griggio machinery arrives in New Zealand extremely competitively priced.” “With the first machines already sold, and more on the way, we know that Griggio machinery, combined with Jacks renowned service and back up, will be a success for NZ woodworkers.” Further details are available at

Planning has already begun for next year's conference which will be held in Nelson 20-22nd June. The Nelson area has a large variety of options for activities and early indications suggest that this event should not be missed. So make sure you mark the dates in your diary now. The next few months will be interesting and watched by everyone to see if some of these predictions of better times will start to materialise. Let's hope they are right. Rhys Powell President Registered Master Joiners



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From The Publisher

Review Time Given that in recent times kitchens have been to the fore at the Master Joiner Awards it was a real buzz to see the magnificent staircase from Torrington Stairways take out the Supreme Award this year. Long live wood! The staircase is featured in this issue along with the other winners and in particular the Apprentice Award winners which are always s good pointer to new talent coming through.

Master Joiners Supreme Award winners Brian and Lauren Courtney from Torrington Stairways in Cambridge at the Napier Conference. For their story go to page 15 and for all the winners go to page 44. 

The AWISA Exhibition in Sydney was the other big event of the last quarter. Not having been around for some four years, there was more interest than usual this time. Attendance numbers were down as you might expect just coming out of a recession but the interest shown by those who did attend was really quite positive. Some 262 visitors were from New Zealand, again down on 2008 but still positive. Not a lot on new stuff, more of a change in how to do business. There is a full review in this issue as well.

New Super Ministry includes Building & Housing

We focus on panel saws in this issue as well. At AWISA there were a number of panel saws on display. With nested based and the focus on CNC, we forget just how important this technology still is in the modern factory for cutting various types of board product. One of the interesting aspects of AWISA was in fact the prominence of board product. In this issue we have the launch of a new board product here in New Zealand in UltraGlaze distributed by Zealand Distribution. It was on display at AWISA on the Form Tek stand. We have found more and more clients are using the magazine to launch new product to our target audience which I always like to remind people include specifiers such as architects and designers. Another new product in this issue comes from door and window hardware specialists Schlegel.

Steven Joyce, the senior Cabinet Minister in charge of the new ministry, said the merger will help drive the Government’s business growth agenda and make it easier for businesses to engage with the Government and to access innovative ideas, markets, capital, skilled workers and resources.

It is pleasing to see some progress in the Christchurch rebuild in recent times. With all the architects and such like clipping the ticket maybe we will now start to see the real action start soon. One can only admire the fortitude – and tenacity – of Christchurch residents. With summer coming here’s hoping they have a really good Christmas this time. Catch you next time Bob Nordgren

The Department of Building and Housing became part of a new “super ministry” in July. The new Ministry of Business of Innovation and Employment (MBIE) merged the existing Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Department of Labour and the Department of Building and Housing.

Once again 3D Kitchen is very pleased to announce that through its sponsorship of the Melbourne Holmesglen TAFE another award has been provided. This year the prize was awarded to Shaun Trott. The commendation is an award in the craftsmanship category. This is the highest award won by a cabinet maker at the TAFE. Shaun is originally from Canada and works at Marant Industries in Oakleigh, Victoria. The prize awarded by 3D Kitchen is to the value of $3,200. Chris and Rose Adams, owners of 3D Kitchen were unable to be there this year, so the prize was awarded by Scott McGeachin who is 3D Kitchens' representative for Victoria and Tasmania. 

Not as hard as we thought Our thanks to the several readers who noticed and pointed out that we had included Rimu and Matai in a list of hardwoods published in the June issue of JOINERS Magazine. As was pointed out the two belong to the softwood family. Good spotting. 

Wood Innovations Wood Innovations 2012 is a new technology program being planned for both Australia and New Zealand to address some of the issue involved due to declining research and development spending in the wood sector and promote a greater flow of ideas between business and research organisations. The plan is to identify and showcase the very latest in new and emerging technologies - in solid wood, panel products, bio-materials, wood finishing systems, wood modification technologies and building materials and construction systems that can potentially be picked up by local companies. The New Zealand program runs in Rotorua on the 16th &17th of October for more go to www. 

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Tickets on sale for the big night

Mirotone sponsorship

New Zealand’s only Timber Design Awards achieved a massive jump in entries this year, reflecting the desire of professionals to differentiate themselves and their practices from the rest, says NZ Wood CEO Jane Arnott. 2012 attracted 93 entries across the nine categories – more than three times the number in 2011 and a record in the more than 30 year history of the Timber Design Awards. Of these, 38 have been selected for second stage judging which requires the entrant to provide greater detail. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 9 October at MOTAT Aviation Hall in Auckland. Minister of Building and Construction Hon Maurice Williamson, will be officiating. The doors will open at 5.30pm to view the finalist presentation boards followed at 6.30pm by the welcoming address by the Minister of Building & Construction, the Honourable Maurice Williamson. The Awards will then be made from thirty eight finalists across nine categories hosted by media veteran Mike Bodnar.

Networking success On the 15th of August Palmerston North played host to the first Design Solutions Network event. Consisting of five major brands from the interior design and kitchen/ joinery industry; Bestwood, Dulux, Hettich, Mercer and SileStone, the DSN is a forum for sharing ideas and knowledge. A diverse crowd of 70 architects, designers, builders and joiners were able to network and discuss local market conditions, as well as find out about the latest design trends from five market leaders. Guests were also treated to an inspiring and entertaining presentation from Angela Myer, who grew up in Palmerston North All of the DSN members were overwhelmingly pleased with the event, “Our concept is not new, it’s just that most of these types of events tend to happen in the larger cities, which makes it hard for a lot of the country to attend. With most head offices for suppliers also in the main centres we had a suspicion that there was a need for creating an event like this, so we’ve made it a priority to take these events to other areas. It seems our guests agreed with us as there was a fantastic turnout.” The next DSN event is in Hamilton on the 30th October and promises the same opportunity for the Waikato. Technical support staff from each DSN company will accompany local sales teams, providing an excellent source of information and ideas.

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Mirotone are pleased to announce their sponsorship for the category Modern Apprentice of the Year – Furniture as part of the FITEC awards in Rotorua. For over 40 years Mirotone have worked with the furniture manufacturing sector in New Zealand, and have always supported and encouraged the training of people employed in the industry in order to produce items of high quality. With the influx of imported furniture into New Zealand in recent years, it is vitally important that the NZ manufacturing sector maintains high standards of craftsmanship and achieves a point of difference when compared to imported furniture. 

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Ensuring supply of farmed timbers

Home Show 2012

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA), a voluntary non-profit organisation with approximately 2000 members, have recently set up a national industry body, Farm Forestry Timbers, to represent the interests of local specialty timber producers.

The fourth edition


he furniture industry is meeting up again this year at Pordenone in Italy for the fourth edition of SICAM, the international exhibition of components, semi-finished products and accessories for the furniture industry. Visitors at last year’s edition numbered over 17,500 from 89 different countries and organisers are expecting the same number again this October. The sector ’s most representative international enterprises have already confirmed their presence at Pordenone again this year, and the list of exhibitors is bolstered with new and important names. “The international level of the event is very high again this year,” says SICAM coordinator, Carlo Giobbi. “The economic crisis gnawing at the furniture industry and the component and accessory sector in various countries has changed the market’s historic balances, with even famous names falling victim and leading to mergers of brands and companies - we are seeing some of this with new names at the show.”

This year’s Auckland Home Show was particularly busy with visitors from all walks of life taking in the wares offered by some five hundred exhibitors. Variety was the order of the day with innovations for the kitchen and bathroom to the fore. Examples included a ceiling showerhead worth some $12,000 with adjustable waterflows lights and music and a rare denim fridge brought in from Italy for the show. Kitchen designers and manufacturers were there in force as well as cooking seminars from Paul Jobin a well known celebrity chef. An interesting feature was the Zen Garden: well patronized by visitors. There were the usual flash cars on display that definitely drew the punter in as well. The Show had the feel of forward movement, stand holders were consistent in saying they felt it was a busier show than in recent times. That’s a good sign. 

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With the numbers that it continues to present today and has consolidated over the years, SICAM is the perfect platform for setting up trade relations with leading companies at global level in the furniture industry, and for launching new trends and new ideas: in one concept, to stimulate the market. “It is an event where marketing strategies and direct trading action go hand in hand,” the SICAM organizers reveal. “It is no coincidence that thousands of professionals return to the trade fair every year, it is because at SICAM they find the answers they are looking for, because they meet the most interesting people and because they basically do business”. The fourth edition of SICAM will open on October 17th, from 9:30am to 6:30pm. On the final day, Saturday October 20th, the pavilions will close at 5:00pm. Information on the event and the participating exhibitors is available at 

Members wish to improve the supply chain and users ability to source quality locally grown specialty timbers in New Zealand. By "specialty" they mean those timbers with special properties such as decorative appearance, strength and natural durability, including macrocarpa, cypress, redwood, southern beech, eucalypt, blackwood and others. With this in mind they are facilitating market development with an online marketplace where suppliers and service providers can list and the market can source local timbers and those providing services around them. The marketplace can be found at nz/specialty-timber-market/ 

Altendorf restructure Altendorf Australia will become Altendorf Asia Pacific in a move that recognises the important strategic position of Australia in the Asia Pacific region. The newly established company will take responsibility for these markets to maximise the growth potential in a coordinated market approach. ‘We see a huge opportunity in the region for Altendorf to expand its potential in growing markets,’ said Rick Lee, Managing Director of Altendorf Asia Pacific. ‘The team in Australia has a wealth of expertise that can be utilised to assist local markets, helping them optimise opportunities. Establishing sound distribution networks in the region is a priority for the new business format.’ In conjunction with this the company will cease its cooperation with Holz-Her in Australia. Holz-Her will now be sold and serviced through Weinig Australia Pty Ltd. Weinig will take over all warranty obligations for Holz-Her machines as well as providing sales and service for both machines and spare parts. ‘Holz-Her has been our strategic partner for the last ten years in Australia and we have had a very successful collaboration,’ Rick Lee said. ‘Good relations between the two companies will mean a smooth transition for our clients and a minimum impact on their business. Some Altendorf staff will move over to the Weinig organisation ensuring the skills are available for continuous customer service.’ 

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Napier a visitor’s delight S4211 compliance now an issue for all joiners


his year’s Annual Conference was held at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre and was well attended by Master Joiner members. Napier turned on three days of fine winter weather to help make things run even smoother. This Conference was notable for both social and business reasons. On the business front there were the latest developments on the S4211 saga and these developments are extremely important for the joinery industry particularly for those who are not currently part of the S4211 regime. The establishment of JMF NZ Ltd to administer the new set up is the final step in this process. Ian Richmond from Business Improvement Services Ltd has an article in this issue about the whole nine yards of this development (see page 32). There was also an interesting session run by Allan Sage from Metro GlassTech on double glazing in timber joinery that complemented the S4211 session with reference to the WERS standard.

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On the social front there was the progressive winery tour on the Friday evening that took everybody by coach to Craggy Range (entrée), Vidal (main) and lastly the Old Church Winery for dessert. The Old Church Winery is quite memorable being centred around the original Roman Catholic church. It is also the oldest winery in New Zealand. This was followed on the Saturday night with the Master Joiner Awards and the Apprentice Awards for 2012. The Awards were notable for a record number of 68 entries and the exceptional stairway that won the Supreme Award from Torrance Stairways in Cambridge which we feature on the next page. It is most pleasing and indeed reassuring to see so many suppliers to the industry involved as sponsors: it all doesn’t happen without them. It doesn’t happen without all the entries either. Many thanks must go to all those who took the time and effort to enter this year. The standard of the entry boards has improved dramatically in the last year or two. The Apprentice Awards were again a great

success as well and it augments well for the future of the industry. One couldn’t round off without a word about the venue and the organizers. Napier is a great venue for a conference. It offers great shopping, great art deco architecture and wonderful walks. We even got great weather! Attend Ltd did a great job once more in delivering a smoothly run event. Special mention should be made of Kevin and Corinne Moore who were acknowledged at this year’s Conference for their tireless efforts in making things happen: Kevin in more recent times as Conference MC and Corinne as CEO of Master Joiners. We at JOINERS Magazine would like to add our thanks for their work as well. Next year the conference is held in Nelson. They will have a hard act to follow after the success of this year’s in Napier. Look forward to catching up with you all again next year. Bob Nordgren

Master Joiners Conference 2012

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Master Joiners Awards 2012

Supreme Award Winner

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Tudor style wins the day T

his year’s Supreme Award winner was a magnificent sweeping staircase created in a style fit for an English Tudor country house by Cambridge based Torrington Stairways run by Lauren and Brian Courtney. The commissioning of this work was the result of the owner’s passion for all things yesteryear, especially the Tudor architectural influences from the period 1485 to 1603. The inspiration for a grand sweeping staircase came from a gracious old Tudor home in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon which the owner fell in love with on her travels some twenty years ago. Brian Courtney comments “We specialize in this kind of work but when the owner came to us we knew it was going to be a challenging but very special project.” The brief was to construct a nineteen riser, 1700mm wide closed string construction staircase with a 2.9 metre outer radius and a 1.2 metre wide internal radius with timber stringers with carpet to finish the treads and risers. It was to form the centre piece of a newly constructed Tudor style home built on a carefully selected hectare of land just out of Hamilton. “It was intended to be eye catching which indeed it is. New Zealanders in fact like wide, lengthy staircases so this added to its appeal.” Brian adds. There were several interesting challenges in the construction process. The central part of the project was to build a circular geometrical

Hand carved detail was a highlight of the project for Brian Courtney.

staircase in Pacific Rimu with carpeted treads and risers. The solid Pacific Rimu stringers were to be self supporting with the only fixing to be midway up the outer stringer. This made it quite weight sensitive. The sheer size and circular shape required that it be built in two sections. This was necessary for transporting it and getting it into the house where the only access was through the front door so it could be aligned and installed. The staircase location was crucial for the whole house. It’s central location provides a transition between the formal lounge and dining room and the more relaxed living room and kitchen, the north facing bedroom wing and the south sided garaging and services areas. Upstairs are more guest facilities including a west facing covered deck.

Carpeted treads and risers were fitted to reduce noise and a lining was installed directly underneath the stair with lighting for walkways to other rooms. An interesting touch is the old fashioned craftsmanship combined with the latest building techniques required for the finished staircase to give it that truly ‘old’ look. Brian did all the hand carving and Pacific Rimu was chosen as it could be easily stained to the right colour. “The carving was for me one of the highlights of the project. It is not too often I am called upon to do that kind of work.” The staircase was made at Torrington Stairways’ 362 square metre purpose built factory site in Cambridge. The project in fact won three Awards for Brian and Lauren: Best Regional Award for Waikato/Bay of Plenty; Best Specialty, Stair, Bar/Counter, Fitment and the Supreme Award for 2012.

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Business As Usual AWISA succeeds in creating new business


here was an air of confident expectation with the first AWISA Exhibition since 2008. Held as usual in the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour the show, based on the official figures was, not unexpectedly, down on previous shows in terms of attendance. That wasn’t such a bad thing though. Suppliers who participated by taking space consistently commented that they had had good response and many had made good sales and had plenty of quality leads to follow up. The feeling you got was that those who attended were doing more than just browsing: they were there to see what had changed in four years and were ready to seriously consider what was on offer. Given the very tight nature of the Australian and New Zealand domestic markets coming through the recession, it shows there is light at the end of the tunnel. The 2012 show recognized in a more concrete way the significance of the design community. In a move to make the show more attractive to architects and designers, the organizers designated Hall 2 as the AWISA Design Hall where those who market hardware and decorative product would be located. These include the likes of Hafele, Hettich and Blum for example. Hall 1 was dedicated to panel processing with the likes of Biesse and Homag to the fore while Halls 3 and 4 were a continuation of panel processing and solidwood respectively with suppliers such as Altendorf and WoodTech. In this way the show was more focused for the attendee who wanted to look at specific technologies – and could do so in one area. What was on display was more about encouraging new ways of thinking rather than groundbreaking new technologies. Take the stand for the German machinery supplier Homag for example. The centrepiece was their new integrated system for product handling and manufacturing which can be specified for a large or small operation. Central to the concept was an efficient time, space and labour saving system designed to handle product especially panel of any kind through automation and a central, customized software package (Homag’s eSolution developed in association with IMOS). This is a future solution as Homag sees it: a centrally controlled management and storage system integrated with complete service back up from Homag. The service

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backup is of course crucial and is the key challenge for Homag to meet. The notion here is a complete factory can be run by just a couple of people. This storage and handling system can then be linked through to the other CNC based machinery in the factory enabling a fully integrated manufacturing and storage facility. Homag backed this up with 5 axis CNC technology and the latest in edgebanding technology employing premilling. The other leading German machinery supplier Biesse looked at new ways of thinking by focusing on providing an educational role to the AWISA visitor through free interactive design software training classes led by experienced software trainers. Focused on BiesseWorks and Icam software, participants had the opportunity to learn more in an environment away from the usual distractions of the workplace. Customised factory layout design was another area visitors could learn more about as well. Biesse also looked to demonstrate the wider range of machinery they have developed since the last time they were at AWISA. Of note were the Rover AG FT CNC machining centre with the latest technical solutions including the innovative loading and unloading system with auto labeling of panels and the new compact and versatile drilling machine, the Skipper V31 which offered flexibility and performance in a small space, ideal for the small to middle size operation. Both these leading machinery suppliers recognized the need to think outside the square while at the same time recognizing the significance, and potential, of developments in the software field. Software companies in fact were well represented at this AWISA show (around ten companies involved) reinforcing the important marriage between software

and CNC machinery. Although software for optimization and 3D design have come a long way it is the maturation of software involved in production management that caught the eye with considerable interest being shown in it. Kiwi company Empower Software was right to the fore in this regard. Altendorf, the Rolls Royce of panel saws and now known in this part of the world as Altendorf Asia Pacific, had a notable display in Hall 3 with some eight of the latest versions and interestingly, one panel saw from the 1930’s – it certainly caught the eye. The centrepiece was the newly launched Altendorf_2. This machine marks the new generation of panel saws for Altendorf. At some 2.2m high and 6m long it was quite impressive. The gist was to give operational freedom to the user in how it was operated. You could walk panels through the cut or watch the safety bridge drop and let the machine do the work. You could operate it from both sides as well. Surprisingly it didn’t take up as much room as you think either. With the integrated travel saw carriage there is no need for an external sliding table thus reducing the space needed. On the other side of the coin were those exhibitors involved in architectural hardware. With the advent of the AWISA Design section you found the three leading players Hettich, Blum and Hafele all in the same hall. The use of software to demonstrate and instruct was prevalent in each one of them. Of particular note was the fact that all were looking to offer solutions to fitments in any part of the home and not just the kitchen. Hettich had their “Hettich everything” theme focused around their ArchiTech soft close drawer system. The smoothness, the weight it could hold and the flexibility in design were key features.

Intelligent kitchens, furniture options for cupboards, bedrooms and furniture and the latest in LED lighting options were to the fore. For Blum there was the continuing evolution of their Tandem and TandemBox intivo series. The use of Servo Drive for all their pull out systems takes the advantages it offers across the Blum range. Of note was the Servo Drive Uno rubbish bins. These have such simple installation instructions they are practically DIY. Hafele had a boxed in 44m2 site which focused on ‘intelligent functionality in hardware technology’. Of particular interest was the CONVOY storage system for dry food supplies from Kessebohmer. This practical pull out larder system is based on considerable research to find out what consumers really want in a larder. Again, with the use of a “Click-fixx” assembly system, installation is simple with no tools required. The wider show had a great variety of machinery and product on display. Board product such as that on the Form Tek stand was well displayed to catch the eye. There were quite a few kiwis at this show as well. Steve Fifield from ProForm Machinery was there with his postforming technology as was Duncan Such from Vector Systems Ltd with his edgebanding machine (see his column for his observations on AWISA). David and Trevor Lindsay from Linbide Tools on their stand, Sean O’Sullivan from Empower Software on his, Mike Dimar from Dimar Tools and Richard Van der Vegte from Prowood Machinery who was involved in a couple of different stands. Other Kiwis were there too beavering away on some of the bigger stands including Robin Jack from Jacks ( Homag) and Anthony Scammell from Design 2 Cam (Ardis).

New technologies? Not much really. Everything was once more about being refined to meet client needs and going faster. It was more about the way you think about doing business. A couple of interesting machines did pop up though. The Inkjet Digital printer from the Anderson Group was really interesting. This machine allowed you to create a wood finish through 3D imaging onto board (see item on page 28). The scribing tool from Thingamejig was amazing too. There was always a crowd around watching this tool being demonstrated. With single hand use it frees up one hand to steady the item you are scribing whilst reducing your body from being in a prone position. The adjustable blade height ensures accurate marking and the ability to retrace your steps. Access Joinery sell the product here in New Zealand. Overall, AWISA 2012 was what you made of it. Having been some four years and a recession since the last one there was always going to be bated breath in anticipation but it turned out to be what you would expect: lots of product and lots of salespeople doing their best, business as usual. The future is going to be interesting though what with the Darling Harbor complex including the Exhibition Centre due to be demolished in late 2013 to make way for a new and considerably bigger project to be completed by 2018. I have been going to AWISA since 1996 and will be sad to see the end of this chapter in its life, Darling Harbour has served it well. I hear AWISA will be definitely held in 2014 but we will have to wait with bated breath as to where. Watch this space. Bob Nordgren

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Dry storage from Kesseböhmer


esseböhmer presented the new CONVOY, at AWISA, a central larder for the perfect dry storage solution in the kitchen. Thanks to individual height adjustment, CONVOY offers optimum utilisation of available space, perfect visibility and easy access. The trays are accessible from both sides and easy to see, so that stocks can be stored with their labels, volumes etc. always visible at a glance. And what’s more, all stored supplies are within easy and direct reach, as they are practically all on the “front row”. The CONVOY larder works according to the proven principle of the pull-out section. This is particularly useful, as one motion offers visibility and access to all levels of the entire tall cupboard. The trays of the CONVOY are simply clicked onto the single pipe supporting frame in one point, giving them a floating appearance. A particular advantage of the CONVOY is that the height of all trays can be simply and quickly adjusted without the use of tools. The trays can thus be spaced at exactly the right distance apart for the relevant stored goods and the available storage space used to its full capacity.

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The trays are based on the “Arena” design. The lower tray borders are identical and feature an overhang, which is high enough to hold the stored goods safely, even if used without a railing (optional). The end user has the choice of fitting the trays with a railing on one or both sides or no railing at all. Another advantage: tins, packages and containers can be stored on trays without a side railing and the distance to the upper tray reduced, providing additional storage space and good visibility of labels and fill levels. The railing material can be determined by the kitchen manufacturer. Particularly attractive and functionally recommended is the use of clear glass, which offers side visibility, a great advantage for higher storage levels. The railing is clipped into variable brackets, which can be individually adjusted by the end user at any time. Thanks to the “Click-Fixx” assembly system, the CONVOY can be installed and adjusted without the use of tools. 

Dust extractors from Felder


ertified clean air dust extractors for commercial and industrial use from Felder. The residual dust content in the working air for these machines is below 0.1mg/m3 and thus complies with the requirements of Residual Dust Content Category H3. This is achieved by separating the fan and dust surface with the filter plate. This prevents the dust from being crushed further. The negative pressure in the entire extraction system ensures that the dust is not pushed out. The dust extraction can be switched ON and OFF either in manual or automatic mode (optional). The filter plate can be cleaned either by hand with a brush that scrapes the bottom of the filter plate via a sliding rod, or by an automatic cleaning system (optional in RL 160 and RL 200), which measures the vacuum and electrically activates the scraper brush as needed after the next power-down.

Certified for use in German and French schools these Felder extraction units meet the toughest regulations in the world, they are true clean air extractors so are suitable for use inside and are quiet running, easy to empty and moveable.

After the next power-up, the automatic dust extraction is cleaned again after 30 minutes' running time. Noise insulation is achieved by using foam mats and increasing the surface area inside

the machine. A hose connection ensures that a vacuum is achieved in the chip container as well, so that the chip bag cannot be aspirated and is always optimally situated in the chip container.

Available in several sizes to suit your requirements the extraction units are available in NZ from Machines R US. Contact John Fleet on 09 836 8200. ďƒŒ

Design in motion

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The Rover A G FT was the main feature of the Biesse stand

Biesse stand buzzes T

he Biesse team were kept busy at the AWISA 2012 exhibition held in July at the Sydney Exhibition Centre. They proudly showcased new innovations through a vast selection of machinery and the response from visitors was one of curiosity, intrigue and surprise. Visitors were generally impressed by the competitive nature of Biesse’s price point, as well as the growth and flexibility of Biesse Groups range since the last AWISA they attended in 2006. Biesse Group has over 40 years of technology and research under their belts and the general impression is that machines of such high quality and reputation would be priced accordingly. The same technology which was developed for larger machines such as the Rover CNC nested router have now been applied to smaller, more affordable models in recent years and so the range on offer is able to cater for organisations of various sizes and budgets, without compromising quality. The Rover A G FT, a numerically controlled complete nesting solution, was the main feature of the Biesse stand. The Rover was equipped with options such as automatic loading of panels; automatic panel labelling and sweeping arm to push the job to an automatic unloading conveyor, these features certainly drew the crowds. When discussing the machine set up many interested viewers considered the machine to be too big or technically advanced for their budgets. However, when their enquiry turned to price, they

Another popular feature on show was the Intermac Master 33 stone waterjet cutter. Interest in this product came mainly from manufacturers who currently outsource segments of their production, such as granite bench tops and stone sink reserves. The ease of use and flexibility of the machine was on show with technicians on hand to educate and inform viewers. With outsourcing costs taken into consideration, many manufacturers were able to the see the return on investment benefits of owning their own waterjet CNC. were generally amazed of the affordability of such advanced technology, and being able to purchase smaller CNC routers such as the Klever or the Skill was also a welcomed proposal for owners of smaller businesses. Similarly, Biesse’s range of edgebanders on show included the new Spark for entry level businesses, Akron for mid level production and the Roxyl for high speed in the more high production factories. These all attracted interest from owners and purchasing managers due to the variety of sizes, speeds and options that allows them to customise their purchase for the requirements of their production facilities and, even more importantly - their budgets. Another new product to the Biesse range that surprised visitors was the Smart S400 Panel Saw. Although the panel saw was not operational at the show, many enquiries from seasoned as well as first-time buyers were a result of Biesse’s initiative to accommodate

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more of the market with a high quality product. Equipped with features such as a tilting saw blade and suitable to cut solid wood, plywood, MDG board, particleboard and various kinds of laminated boards, the Smart 400 has a compact structure and is capable of size panels with high precision. Also generating a lot of interest was the Skipper V31, a unique vertical drilling & routing machine which combines flexibility and performance in a small space. The vertical panel structure ensures ergonomic and comfortable panel loading and unloading and the machine is controlled and managed by a new generation control PC system. This modern software interface makes programming easy and efficient. Live demonstrations of the Skipper at AWISA 2012 were popular and showed just how easy the Skipper V31 is to operate thanks to the Laser photocell that automatically reads the panel reference and the real panel length.

Overall, AWISA 2012 was a successful venture for Biesse Group New Zealand. The stand had a constant flow of visitors over all four days of the exhibition; many of these were repeat clients and many of them new. They were keen to absorb information about Biesse’s most recent innovations, view live demonstrations or catch up on some software training at the software booth. Friday the 13th, which was always expected to be the busiest day, saw the Biesse stand congested at times with attendees who were amazed to see such growth in the range and more flexibility of options to suit a larger share of the market. For those who didn’t get a chance to view a private demonstration on a particular Biesse machine at the expo, keep an eye out for one of Biesse Groups famous “Open House” events to be held in the Auckland showroom in the near future. 

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Hands full? Bin drawer closed? Now there’s an easy and cost effective solution with SERVO-DRIVE uno SERVO-DRIVE uno is the newest advancement in Blum’s innovative range of kitchen hardware that will revolutionize the way your customers operate in their Kitchen. Imagine, you’re right in the middle of preparing dinner and wanting to create space on the benchtop by throwing away some vegetable peelings, currently you stand in front of the closed rubbish bin drawer with your hands full, and struggle to open it. That’s all ancient history now, thanks to the addition of SERVO-DRIVE uno. Simplistic in its installation, yet highly practical and innovative - SERVO-DRIVE uno is a fitting that is installed behind a Blum TANDEMBOX drawer and once fitted; all that is required to open the bin front is a light tap of the knee, foot or elbow. Dirty, wet or full hands are no longer an issue. Totally eliminating the possibility of bacterial transfer. Often customers working to smaller budget constraints cannot stretch to having SERVO-DRIVE installed to every drawer in their Kitchen. SERVO-DRIVE uno is designed to service a singular drawer, in particular the rubbish bin drawer, to make accessing the bin far less complicated. With SERVO-DRIVE uno, the transformer is incorporated into the plug, meaning installation is not only quick and easy, but cost effective too. The rubbish bin drawer is one of the most frequently used drawers in the kitchen. We recommend SERVO-DRIVE uno is used as a standard feature to make work in the kitchen less complex and more enjoyable. 

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A light tap on the front with your hip, knee or foot is all that’s required to open the drawer and installation is a breeze with a ‘plug and go’ style fitting and transformer.

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Hettich great success at AWISA

Forestry Tasmania Launches Hardlam Forestry Tasmania and their forestry partners took the opportunity at AWISA 2012 to launch to a wider audience their new laminated veneer lumber (LVL) product called Hardlam. It’s an engineered wood product that utilizes small diameter, poor quality logs that would be otherwise converted to woodchips. It’s a sustainable value added product made from Tasmanian native forest timbers resulting in a product of exceptional strength, durability and beauty. It can be used in a range of structural and appearance grade applications. Essentially, Hardlam is made from rotary peeled veneer where the individual veneers are glued together with the grain orientated along the length of the panel as opposed to plywood where the grain direction alternates. The product will be available in Standard and Premium grades where the premium grade will be largely for appearance grade applications. The structural properties of Hardlam will be determined and certified according to the relevant standards and will be available with two types of bond. Type A (phenol formaldehyde) will not deteriorate under set conditions, heat or cold while type B (urea formaldehyde) will be suitable for applications involving concrete formwork and other non exposed applications. Formaldehyde levels in adhesives used has been a concern in recent years. In Austraila and New Zealand and other countries where the Engineered Wood Products of Australasia (EWPAA) operates, strict workplace restrictions apply to formaldehyde emissions limiting the type of adhesives to those with zero or very low formaldehyde emissions. For more information on this new product go to


he 2012 AWISA Expo was an unprecedented success for Hettich, with nearly double the number of leads gathered from the 2008 event and the unveiling of Hettich’s latest innovation, the ArciTech Drawer System. Hettich’s 300m2 stand stood out among the crowd and drew in thousands of engaged and interested visitors. The stand design was ideal for walking guests through the new product ranges with many commenting on the professionalism and ease of use of the Hettich displays. “Nearly 7,000 people visited AWISA this year which just goes to show there is still plenty of life in the industry – and Hettich is proud to be a leader in terms of innovation and quality,” says Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Dave Angus. Undoubtedly the highlight of AWISA for Hettich was the unveiling of the brand new ArciTech Drawer System. The stand was designed to allow visitors to view, and experience, the full range of Hettich products, before the final reveal of the new ArciTech product at the end of their journey through the stand. There was strong interest from guests as they experienced the ArciTech’s design flexibility, innovation and functionality first hand. The ArciTech Drawer System has been developed to help kitchen manufacturers position themselves for the future, directly benefiting from Hettich’s commitment to innovation and design. The ArciTech models on display were equipped with Hettich’s famous soft close technology which, when combined with ArciTech’s exceptionally smooth running action, created the perfect drawer system.

In addition to the new ArciTech range, Hettich’s new products and applications included: • Extensions to the stunning Magic lighting range; • Bathroom and vanity innovations with an exquisite make up cabinet using Sensys hinges, Magic lighting, and InnoTech drawers; • The Intelligent Kitchens concept with new MultiTech soft close option and the InnoTech platform concept; • Use of Hettich products in an entertainment unit; • The full Sensys range with new Flash cup; • Pro Decor handles displayed in the four trends: Deluxe, New Modern, Folk and Organic; • The ever popular WingLine 230 bi-fold door system in a home office environment, and the new TopLine M sliding door system in a laundry set up. Visitors were able to see and experience for themselves how Hettich products could work in their home to make any living space beautiful. “Our new products on display this year at AWISA really impressed the guests. Many visitors came to the Hettich stand after hearing positive feedback they had from other visitors at the expo, so it was a great word-of-mouth exposure!” says Dave. “We couldn’t be happier with the success of the AWISA expo. It’s going to keep our sales team very busy, and set us up for a positive year going into 2013,” says Dave. 

Hettich product on youtube

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Furniture Cabinet Joinery Alliance One of the more interesting announcements made at the AWISA Exhibition was the release of a document outlining progress to date of the Australian Furniture Cabinets Joinery (FCJ) Alliance. Established in early 2011, this Alliance consists of seven key Australian industry bodies who decided that in order to generate better strategic policy outcomes for their collective membership base they should form a collaborative alliance. These bodies are the Furnishing Industry Association of Australia (FIAA), the Australian Furniture Association Inc (AFA), the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association Ltd (AWISA), the Australian Window Association (AWA), the Window and Door Industry Council Inc (WADIC), the Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) and the Cabinet Makers Association in Victoria (CMA). These bodies collectively represent a significant economic grouping given the total industry activity they represent: a gross value of some $31 billion in current prices. In the past eight months the Alliance has investigated and evaluated the most relevant strategic directions for the industry as a whole and identified four critical success factors to ensure the industry’s future well being. A culture of design and innovation This focuses on the development of an industry that is globally recognized for its unique and vibrant design and innovative approach to product design, process improvement and customer relations. The underlining emphasis is to promote a prestige, premium quality image based on Australian made product – ‘Brand Australia’.

An effective regulatory framework and compliance regime The removal or lowering of tariff and other trade barriers over the last twenty years has led to a massive increase in imported goods much of which comes from countries with comparatively low effective standards and regulatory regimes. The aim is to ensure there is a regulatory framework and compliance regime that does not impact unfairly on the relative international competitiveness of the domestic FCJ industries but at the same time raises the standards and safeguards, applied equitably to all products and services – in effect, a level playing field. Enhanced skills development and training The overall aim is to develop a world class management and workforce within Australia/s FCJ industry that truly reflects the latest skill and knowledge levels, underscoring the future prosperity of the industry. This aim is underpinned by the need to create loyalty and pride in the FCJ industries and the fostering of an enhanced entrepreneurial spirit fuelled by a confidence based on better business decisions derived from a more informed, better trained management/workforce. This in turn would lead to measurable improvements in productive capability and efficiency, increased product and service quality and more relevant, user friendly training delivery. An efficient and streamlined supply chain The aim is to enhance industry consolidation in order to improve supply chain efficiencies. This in turn would assist in strengthening the industry’s bargaining power and improve relative scale economies through collaboration and a collective approach. This all leads to a more streamlined supply chain that is cost effective with increased competitiveness. For further information, visit

Enhanced support for Joinerysoft users John Berry, working within Joinerysoft Customer Support for over 6 years, has recently been promoted to Support Manager providing additional support for our overseas customer support representatives. A trained joiner John worked in the industry for 32 years before joining the team at Joinerysoft. John says, “The role that our customer support team plays is vital, and I am looking forward to expanding the team while maintaining our high standards.” Joinerysoft’s Customer Support Team provide on-site installation and training as well as remote assistance. Customers who sign up for support and maintenance not only receive telephone support, but also have access to specialist advice through remote log in, allowing Joinerysoft’s experienced support team to remotely demonstrate how to complete a task – an effective learning tool in itself. A key component of the support and maintenance contract is the free upgrade to new releases. This means that customers who subscribe to support and maintenance will receive ALL version 4’s new features for FREE. For more information contact: Alan Turner Managing Director, Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder NZ Customer Support (04) 974 9480

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Joinerysoft first time exhibitor at AWISA 2012


xhibiting at AWISA for the first time Joinerysoft showed its commitment to the New Zealand /Australian industry. Joinerysoft’s New Zealand Customer Support Representative Bruce Syder was visible on the stand along with Managing Director, Alan Turner, and Sales Representative Mark Winter. Additional sales resulted from the show, extending Joinerysoft’s customer base to include Tasmania, and stretching as far as Perth. Visitors to the show would have seen the flexible nature of the software on offer, with NZ designs and manufacturing processes handled with ease. Managing Director, Alan Turner, said, “I hope that all New Zealand and Australian joinery companies investigating software check out Joinerysoft before making their decision. We believe the solution we offer is far superior to any other software solution. This belief is borne out by a joiner visiting the stand at AWISA who had just recently purchased another software program but still decided to swop to Joinerysoft’s Joinery Management Software (JMS). After seeing a demonstration of what Joinerysoft can already offer and recognising the greater potential of JMS he decided to purchase JMS immediately.” Alan continues, “Joinerysoft offer software that is both competitively priced, and completely suitable for all types of NZ joinery. Providing local support we remain committed to New Zealand.”

Joinerysoft’s development team has been expanded to reflect the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. Now with 12 experienced programmers, aided by a small team of time served joiners, Joinerysoft are about to launch their latest release – JMS Version 4. Showcasing 3D imaging, cross sections and updated curved work, the new version is even more intuitive. Visitors to the AWISA stand will have had a sneak preview of the software that is to be unveiled at the Working With Wood 2012 exhibition in the UK, in October this year. “We listen to our customers and implement new features based upon their feedback,” says Alan Turner.

A customer of Joinerysoft for over 2 years, Keith uses Joinerysoft to help him quote and manufacture windows, double-hung, doors and bifolds. Providing a complete joinery solution to individual customer requirements means that Keith needs software that is both flexible and easy to use.

For more information contact: Alan Turner Managing Director, Joinerysoft Ltd Bruce Syder Customer Support Representative (04) 974 9480

Other developments in the pipeline include compatibility with NZ standard NZS:4211. Joinerysoft intend to work closely with all appropriate organisations to ensure that JMS users are able to comply with NZS:4211 with ease. During AWISA 2012 Joinerysoft UK had an Olympian visitor from New Zealand, who on route to watch the 2012 Olympic Rowing stopped off to see Joinerysoft’s latest developments in England, with additional training on new features. Customer Keith Trask from Serene Joinery in Auckland, won Gold in the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, part of a coxless four rowing team with Les O’Connell, Shane O’Brien and Conrad Robertson.

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a great show to return to It was great to return to AWISA to exhibit and also to walk the aisles and see the latest CNC m a c h i n e r y, l a t e s t i n d u s t r y software and other new industry products and technology. For us at Empower Software the whole AWISA campaign, even with a small exhibitors stand, was around a $25,000 all up cost. This at face value was expensive. However, AWISA was well worth the exercise for us. A good number of new client were signed up at AWISA and a good few more in the following two weeks. AWISA was advantageous for our business in the following ways: 1. Demonstration to industry of our three software systems to prospective clients Australia wide: a) Time Tracking b) Job Scheduling c) Quoting and Materials 2. Very good sales and revenue 3. Meeting existing clients from all corners of Australia Our alternative marketing option is to meet small numbers of prospective clients at their factories which gets very costly quite quickly - hotel, rental car, and petrol at around $400 a day – plus flights, so all up cost of around $2,500 a week. Driving across each state to meet small numbers of prospective clients each day involves many unproductive hours on the road and months each year away from home, so for us the $25,000 AWISA is by far the better option. I n t e re s t i n g f e e d b a c k a n d comments at the show 1. One industry expert advised me that the European exhibitions he has attended over the years are in steady decline. As a supplier to the industry Empower Software hopes that AWISA gets the support from everyone in the industry to ensure the event is held every two years and it remains well supported by exhibitors and attendees. It would be a major loss to the industry if we lost AWISA.

Digital printing technology The Empower Software team in dark blue, Amit Harkisan, Dave Garrett and Sean O’Sullivan with Theo Poulos from the neighbouring Pytha Software stand.

An interesting technology on display at AWISA 2012 was to be found on the WoodTech stand in the shape of the latest Inkjet Digital printer in the CoJet series from the Anderson Group. The results achieved with this machine are quite remarkable.

2. Many prospective clients advised they had been reading about Empower Software for four or five years and it was about time to take a look at it.

With a true flatbed configuration and a steady carriage, printing accuracy is significantly better with the ability to accurately take multiple prints in the same position. This machine is designed to print onto a range of materials: glass, ceramic, wood, melamine and metal. It has distinct decorative applications for cabinetry, furniture and so on.

3. Many attendees commented about China and the current market - “China is killing us”, “Are our politicians blind to what China is doing to Australian manufacturing?”, “China is like a bloody Anaconda – slowly but surely it tightens its hold and my business and most other Australian manufacturers are slowly but surely dying”, “The pressure on our profit margin over the last few years has been immense: China is taking all the volume work leaving all us local manufacturers to fight at extremely low margin for the left overs”. 4. M a n y a t t e n d e e s a l s o commented we have only two options – close the doors or get totally focused about our business. We now have to be stringent about all aspects of our business. For us to remain in business we need every staff member to be committed to being profitable on every single job”. Empower Software looks forward to exhibiting at the Melbourne Exhibition next year and AWISA in Sydney the year after. We thank the organisers of both Sydney and Melbourne Exhibitions for continuing to holding world class exhibitions. 

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With a user friendly graphic interface and sturdy enough to carry up to 500kg, this machine looks the goods. It has a unique missing nozzle function which means when one clogs up for any reason a second can cover for it. The advancement in accuracy and print resolution up to 1440dpi greatly widens its scope of application. This machine has a purge, wipe and integrated deep clean function to keep the print head in good condition. With automated periodic white ink off function and ultra sound vibration, there is no white ink settling which keeps the print quality constant. With UV variable hard, soft and flexible inks the CoJet is impressive. Most impressive is the woodgrain printing. This machine offers 3D printing allowing for textured finishes that need to be seen to be believed. An up spec version called CoJet Plus will be released in October this year. This looks like it could have a business within a business application for those involved in supplying a variety of decorative product. To learn more you need to talk to Richard Van der Vegte at Prowood Machinery who are the agents for the Anderson Group here in New Zealand. Prowood Machinery Ltd 09 442 5699

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Innovation Forum

Kiwi ingenuity inspires at Industry Forum Co-founder Gregg Kelly comments “The system has always been driven by client demand. To meet the needs of the highly detailed architectural and interior design scene we have developed a range of low profile clips which can be installed directly onto a prime substrate such as plasterboard. This eliminates the use of battens and reduces time and labour costs in installation. This system offers a cost effective, interchangeable option with no visible fixings.”

Enrico Tronchin AUT Enterprises Ltd, Gregg Kelly Co-founder Fastmount and Blair McKolskey Chairman FCANZ


n the first of the Innovation Forum series, the Furniture & Cabinetry Association of New Zealand (FCANZ) in association with AUT Enterprises Ltd hosted a function in late July to present the innovative Fastmount Panel Clip System, a multi award winning panel mounting system designed and manufactured in New Zealand by Fastmount Ltd and exported to over fifty countries worldwide.

Blair McKolskey from FCANZ comments “The Fastmount Panel Clip System is a classic case of kiwi innovation and ingenuity. Built from the ground up here in New Zealand, this product has attracted intense interest both here and overseas and has a really bright future accordingly.” The product is distributed in New Zealand by Forman Building Systems Ltd.

The fittings, which are manufactured in Auckland’s East Tamaki, are the result of considerable research and development.

Established in 2004, the removable panel mounting system has a range of clips offering a precise hidden fixing solution to prefinished panels for both interior and exterior applications.

Made from a precision engineered plastic called acetal copolymer with world wide patents, the clips offer flexibility, strength and longevity.

Originally designed for the superyacht industry, the system has now caught the eye of the architectural and interior design scene in no small way.

The low profile clip system was part of the 2011 DesignEx/ BulidNZ Expo and took out the Supreme Product of the Show Award.

For more information go to or email

the trade needs you Be part of a revised and forward-looking Trade Association – helping Industry by supporting productivity improvement, high value export opportunities in design-lead innovation and green growth strategies. Networking with like-minded employers in these activities is just one of the benefits of becoming a member of the Furniture and Cabinetmaking Association of New Zealand.

For more information about membership – contact Alister Murray at FCANZ

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FCANZ membership benefits Innovation Forums Industry networking opportunities Lobbying on key industry issues Encouragement and support Furniture Master Seal promotion Interiors magazine subscription


M: (027) 441 5330

FCANZ FORUM The Forum is the brainchild of the Furniture & Cabinetmakers Association of New Zealand (FCANZ) established in 2010. The purpose of FCANZ to date has been to promote and develop commercial interests of industry and it’s members. It provides an opportunity to achieve results for industry that individual firms could not make in isolation. The strategy employed is to support industry in seeking high value export opportunities using design led innovation and green growth strategies. The Innovation Forum is designed to foster an innovative spirit amongst FCANZ members and to marry innovative product and service providers with members seeking to differentiate what they do. The significant ingredient is innovation which is seen as the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society.

The Fastmount® award-winning low profile clip range Fastmount’s new low profile clip system further expands the capability of the award winning product. By developing clips designed to be installed within the thickness of plasterboard and/or other substrates, they eliminate the need to install wall battens. This saves both cost and time, while providing a neat and removable panel mounting system. The Fastmount low profile clip range offers a standard selftapping female clip as well as an “auto fit” clip option, giving users some degree of adjustability during the installation process. Male clips are available as standard self-tapping, as well as surface mounted, depending on the panel material selection.

Blair McKolskey, Chairman of FCANZ explains further “Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that it refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. Fastmount® is an excellent example of the innovative process at work: a New Zealand designed and manufactured product that is exported all over the world. It (Fastmount®) has so many applications in our industry, from design through to production, from changing our installation processes to cost management.” 

For more information on how the Fastmount low profile clip range, or standard range, could suit your next project, please call Forman Building Systems on 0800 45 4000 or visit our website

Fastmount Benefits • Perfect finish & panel alignment every time • Reduces site damage as finished panels can be easily & quickly installed in the last stages of construction • Mounting options, including air gaps for acoustic performance • Allows for flexing and expansion of panels and support • No visible fixings Fastmount Applications • Suitable for covered, painted and pre finished panels • Ceilings and walls, feature panels and fixtures • Refit & upgrades of existing ceiling and wall installations • Access panels • Signage, workstations, cabinetry and joinery • Hotel, retail shop fit-outs, showrooms and foyers

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NZS4211 update - compliance now a necessity


he following article is based on a presentation made by Ian Richmond of Business Improvement Services Ltd at the recent Master Joiners Conference in Napier. Over the last three years Ian has been working in close association with Ken Monk from Master Joiners and Garry McNaughton from MJN McNaughton Ltd to re-establish JMF NZ Ltd and put into effect the testing programme for compliance with the NZ Standard 4211. The message is clear, timber joinery must be NZS4211 compliant, doing nothing is no longer an option. Master Joiners say joining the JMF 4211 scheme represents excellent value. Resurrection of JMF New Zealand Ltd JMF New Zealand Ltd was started in about 1968 and its shareholders were the members of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation or NZJMF (now rebranded as the Master Joiners) It was used as a development company by Federation members, because aluminum windows had been introduced into the market some years previously and had an enormous effect on the timber window industry. Up until then timber windows had 100% of the market and this has reduced to currently about 3-4%. The idea was to have a tested timber window to compete with aluminum, which complied with the standard NZS:4211, so JMF contracted JASMaD (now JASMAX) Architects to design a new style of window. They got the idea from the UK to develop what they called the Sundyne range of windows. However, because the window was completely different from the types that were currently in use and a door system was never developed, some members started pulling out of JMF, and sold their shares to joiners that were left in the company. The shares at one stage were owned by four companies - Flack & Atkinson and Adelaide Joinery in Wellington and Maddren Joinery and MJN McNaughton in Auckland. In the mid 1990s, Maddren decided with the approval of JMF to develop the Alti window which had timber on the inside and aluminum on the outside. It was a copy of some window systems in North America and was the first thermally broken window in NZ. Unfortunately, as with the JMF timber window, door systems were difficult to manufacture. The first attempt was a foil over timber, and needed a machine to be built to produce the product. It had its drawbacks as a system and as a result, McNaughton did not become involved in Alti until an extrusion was used to cover the timber. It was basically a JMF overlay sash with an aluminum extrusion on the outside of the frame and sash.

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Master Joiners are set to launch an approved range of windows & doors with the resurrection of JMF New Zealand Ltd. All timber joiners are encouraged to become members of the JMF 4211 scheme JMF grew again as a result and there were 10 or 12 companies manufacturing the Alti window around NZ. Later, when Maddren closed their joinery company, they sold the rights to Fletcher Aluminum who turned it into an aluminum window with timber on the inside. McNaughton Windows & Doors are still producing the Alti window. Eventually all of the members withdrew from JMF except McNaughton who always believed that the tested JMF timber window and the IP should not be lost to the industry. McNaughton began using the rebated sizes from JMF in their products because the system had already met the NZ standards. In 2007, they decided to start a programme of testing the traditional NZ timber window design using IP from the original JMF tests. They were delayed because of the pressures of running their own business but eventually booked time to start the testing programme. In 2010 the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) indicated that the timber window industry had to take control of its own destiny and have windows that comply with NZS:4211 or there would be no guarantees they would be accepted in the future. In response, Ken Monk made a concerted effort to get all joiners involved with Master Joiners to meet this objective. McNaughton realised that without the MJ members, progress would be slow due to lack of funding and there would not be a market for a licensed window system. Both parties decided that there would be a mutual benefit if they could find a way of working together on the testing programme. The result was that an agreement between Master Joiners and McNaughton was reached and Master Joiners purchased 50% of JMF NZ Ltd. There is now a tested window and door range ready to be launched to the market in the very near future. There are still a number of steps to be followed once testing is completed to ensure that full value is gained for members. Presentations to

DBH and Local Authorities will be required to show the results of our tests, including testing to E2AS1 (Installation) and providing technical compliance information which will ensure that local councils understand the dangers of noncompliance and make their job of specifying and enforcing compliance much easier. We will also need to communicate with architects to bring them up to date with this long awaited information. Local associations may be best to carry out follow up visits to local architects, specifiers and builders to resolve any issues. JMF will carry out regular Quality Audits to maintain the integrity and credibility of JMF by ensuring that standards are met by joiners using NZS:4211 tags. This may also be best done by local associations carrying out checks and also keeping eyes open for below standard product being used on projects or permitted by councils, architects or specifiers. Our experience is that architects are keen on lifting the standard. JMF will require commitment to a code of conduct for its members, and will enforce disciplinary action for members who fail to maintain the 4211 standard. A Cautionary Tale A recent example illustrates the benefits the standard will bring: a joiner who makes European style timber joinery, wanted to join the scheme so he could say he was 4211 & E2 compliant. It was explained that this would not work and he needed to do testing of his profiles which could cost $2-300,000. It appeared that he had been asked to supply proof for a job he had nearly completed, as the specification stated it had to comply with NZS:4211. This is going to potentially be a very expensive exercise for this chap and he has indicated he probably will have to stop doing his style of joinery as he can’t afford the testing. The objective of the DBH is to ensure that only compliant joinery is used in buildings and so we encourage all timber joiners to become members of the JMF 4211 scheme. This could be the most exciting thing that has happened in the industry for many years, and if we all work together, we can all win together and ensure the future growth and success of the industry. As Master Joiners’ executive has been saying for some time now, membership of JMF is excellent value, and doing nothing is not an option. There is a major opportunity for Master Joiners to raise general awareness of NZS:4211 and the advantages of timber joinery over its competitors. This is even more significant in light of proposals around insulation ratings and energy star ratings for joinery. 

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panel saws Panel saw, dimension saw or sliding table saw? Whatever we call it, it’s the mainstay of most workshops, and therefore an important machine in any woodworking business. We take a quick look at a few models available today or in the case of the Altendorf_2 featured over the page - coming soon.

a compact workhorse When purchasing your first dimension saw, you don’t want to compromise on quality or accuracy. The SCM groups range of European saws incorporate over 50 years of machinery knowledge – giving you a machine to last a lifetime. Newly released in New Zealand is the SC4WS dimension saw range. This model is designed as a compact machine, but still have the capacity to process a full 2400 panel. These models are popular due to the small floorspace they take up, as well as the great value pricetag.

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The 300mm blade capacity is ideal for panel work, also giving a good depth of cut for larger joinery and solid timber if required. Another nice upgrade is the new saw unit, featuring a large cast iron section, with SCM’s ‘closed loop’ design – ensuring a straight, vibration free cut. The rise and fall system now uses the same principals as SCM’s top of the range saws, moving on two guide ways. 1270mm rip capacity is standard, as is a large ripping workfence. A precise and silent sliding table means working on the SCM is simple and

enjoyable. The exclusive slide way system uses hardened steel rated at F550SX – ensuring it always runs true. The SC4W normally retails for $12690 + GST, however the new shipments are being offered at only $9550 + GST. This represents a saving of over $3000 on this popular machines. Stocks are limited, terms and conditions do apply, so for more information contact Gabbett machinery. 

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Altendorf_2 is new

Griggio’s UNICA

“It’s a panel saw… it’s a beam saw …” was one of the phrases constantly heard around the AWISA show in July, for there was a new machine on the block, the Altendorf_2, an entirely new concept which took the centre stage at the Altendorf stand. Crowds of interested visitors gathered around the new saw, eager to be one of the first to see this new generation machine in action.

Now available on the NZ market is Griggio’s UNICA range – and a highlight is the UNICA 400 Digit 3 - a panel saw with precision and performance.

In stark contrast to its predecessors, the new saw stands at an impressive 2.2 meters tall by 6 metres long and seems to bear no resemblance to any of the other machines on the market today. Upon closer inspection however, while being a brand new concept, this is a machine which remains familiar in so many ways. At its heart, the Altendorf_2 is created to do everything that all Altendorfs have done since 1906; to cut panels and solid wood to perfection. Despite the size of the Altendorf_2, its space requirements actually turn out to be much closer to the panel saw as we know it. Thanks to its integrated traveling saw carriage, it eliminates the need for an external sliding table and the space required for its travel during operation is thus reduced. Designed with efficiency, simplicity and ergonomic flexibility in mind, the Altendorf_2 gives the operator the freedom to choose his own way of operation. One can walk the materials through the cut or watch the safety bridge drop and let the machine do the work. The saw can also be operated from either side, there are no limitations, a simple touch of the control panel is all that is needed to change the operation mode. The Altendorf_2 showcased at the exhibition is the first of its kind to land on Australian shores. Currently, it resides in its new home on the showroom floor of Altendorf Asia Pacific’s Sydney showroom. If you missed the show or would like to find out more in-depth information on the operation of the new dimension saw contact John Fleet of Machines R Us who represent the Altendorf brand in New Zealand.

Fundamental to any panel saw is the sliding table. Griggio’sUNICA 400 Digit 3 sliding table uses a roller guiding system on hardened high-precision, polished steel bar guides. The result is a silky smooth and extremely accurate table movement. Due to the large diameter of the rollers and polished steel bars, the sliding table requiresonly a light touch to start the table moving. Table systems that use roller or ball bearing systems canrequire a lot of operator effort to get the table moving - due to the increased surface area and resulting friction between the bearings and the guides. Over a long day at the saw fatigue can set in, resulting in mistakes and even accidents. On the Griggio the wide spacing of the steel guides provides excellent table stability and the 8 dust scrapers will maintain the cleanliness of the system whilst the table is in use. A six year manufacturer’s warranty is the icing on the cake andprovides peace of mind that you’ve invested in a panel saw of the highest quality. One of the highlights of the UNICA 400 Digit 3 has to be the swivelling outrigger table with digital display of the angle. This is a fantastic feature for workshops that often cut manyvaried angles. The outrigger table and crosscut fence both swivel simultaneously. This means regardless of the crosscut angle the workpiece is supported by the whole outrigger table. It also means the crosscut fence doesn’t have to be loosened off, positioned and then locked in place again which reduces the set-up time. The digital stop on the crosscut fence is programmed to compensate for the new angle of the fence so that the measurementdisplayed on the screen is accurate in relation to the angle of the fence. Easy and accurate, this is an excellent feature for shop fitters in particular. A 10hp motor provides plenty of grunt. And top quality components such as high precision linear guides for the saw unit movement, and Siemens electronics in the overhead display panel put the UNICA into the top echelon of panel saws, but at price which other saws in this quality category struggle to match. For anyone looking for a top of the line, European panel saw, be sure to take a look at the UNICA 400 Digit 3 by Griggio. You’re sure to be impressed.

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Brendon Dunn.

AscentPro PA2800 Established in 1995, Contrast Interiors is run by Brendon Dunn from a workshop in the West of Auckland. Having established strong relationships with a couple of the larger insurance companies, the majority of the Contrast Interiors’ work is now reinstatements. When not repairing damage, the Company also produce kitchens, custom cabinetry and bespoke furniture – the later the result of Brendon’s apprenticeship in furniture making. With the business having outgrown the old premises, Brendon moved Contrast Interiors to their current location a couple of years ago. Having more space also gave him the opportunity to upgrade his saw. He looked closely at a perennial NZ favourite – Robland’s Z2500 – but eventually opted for the larger table available on the AscentPro PA2800. Available in either single (2.2kW)or three phase (5.5kW), the PA2800 offers a lot of saw for the money. Digital blade angle read-out, scorer with separate motor, automatic lubrication of rise and fall, and blade tilt units, and a big heavy rip fence running on a 50mm steel bar, with fine adjustment knob.Compared to his older saw the PA2800 offered Brendon a big step up in capacity. “I’d surrounded the old saw with custom-built tables to increase the surface area available” says Brendon. “Now I’ve got a 2.8 metre table sliding up and down and plenty of table surface to work on. Our handling time is a lot less. We’re much faster” he says. A lot of the reinstatement work involves one off jobs – matching existing cabinetry or furniture – so being able to work with a wide variety of materials is a requirement of any machine going into Contrast Interiors. “We take the job from start to finish” says Brendon. “Measuring, making and then installing. So one day it could be solid wood furniture, the next day panel cabinets, or then fitting a benchtop”. As a result Brendon’s workshop is set up for versatility, including the ever-popular Janssens edgebander. Contrast Interiors’ tidy workshop demonstrates the commitment to quality work – a commitment that is clearly appreciated by customers, and particularly the insurance companies who keep putting work his way.

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The biggest problems are that we have less kindling to take home, and have to get the extractor emptied more often

Bryan Hancock (left) and Nick Jones with their new Cube.

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ockfield Woodworkers have been in the joinery game since 1972, but the present team came into being when owners Nick and Bryan purchased the business in 2003. Both qualified joiners, Nick and Bryan have worked together for a long time, and the mix of Nick’s enthusiasm and Bryan’s realism is a great balance. The old owner was mainly making louvre doors, but Nick and Bryan took the core business and branched out, into interior doors, exterior doors, and windows. “If it looks like a door or window, we’ll have a look at it”, says Bryan. “While we have basic styles, almost everything is made to order.” With this philosophy in mind, Rockfield have carved out a niche as a flexible supplier of bespoke joinery.

Rockfield had been short a four sider since removing an old Wadkin 5 head machine. The setup time and skilled labour required had been a problem, and the footprint was large, “We have three machines in its place now.” Initially there was no plan to replace the Wadkin, but after seeing the Weinig Cube demonstrated at Jacks, Nick knew he’d found the machine for him. “I had to work on Bryan, though!” The Cube has been a great compliment to Rockfield’s flexible operation. The staffing has remained unchanged, but the Cube has increased throughput. “Output has gone up, sure,” says Nick.“We have 4 guys. 5 if you count the Cube, though!” Bryan is noticing the increased production speed as well. He is mostly office based, while Nick normally handles the workshop, but Bryan was finding the guys back in his office a lot more frequently.

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“It took some getting used to. In the first week or so, we’d give them a job, and next thing you look around they’re already tenoning.” Nick reckons that their throughput is around 5 metres per minute with one operator, including material handling at the infeed and outfeed, and setup. “The other day we were cutting 26 door stiles, and seeing this stack of rough timber, then a stack of dressed timber minutes later, it’s outstanding. What was a 2 hour job has become more like 30 minutes. The thicknesser was going pretty much all the time before. Now it’s more like once a week, just for really wide stock.” Materials handling has also become a great deal simpler. Dressing long lengths on the buzzer used to require setting up roller tables, using two men with one end of the material sticking out the door.“I used to see a long length and my heart would sink knowing what we’d need to do to process it” says Nick. “The cube means one man, one time. Saving time, saving effort. There have been some unexpected side benefits too - the quick turnaround is great for keeping the customers happy. “Last week we were waiting on facing from a supplier with paint line problems. We ripped, dressed 4 sides, glued, and primed, and 2 hours later were back on the job.” The customer had the job completed on time and Rockfield’s schedule only had a minor disruption. Rockfield have even begun to offer a straight four siding service to other joiners, effectively renting time on their Cube just as they have been doing with their Holytek wide-belt sander. Their flexibility means they can cope with

one-off or unusually sized jobs with a short lead time, while larger timber processors are restricted to list sizes by their setup times. “For us, we’ve got the flexibility. We’ll do it the size you want. Changing sizes is just the push of a button on the touch screen; there’s almost no setup.” While we’re talking, a joiner rings wanting some straight four side dressing done. “American oak, dressed, no problem. We specialise in not saying no,” Nick grins. The small footprint of the Cube is ideal for Rockfield’s medium workshop. “We were very conscious of the need to place a machine like that carefully. It didn’t take up a massive amount of space.” The ease of use of the machine is also a key benefit for Rockfield. “It’s one machine we don’t have to worry about. Anyone can use it, without needing to be qualified. It takes minutes to learn.” Knife changes are simple and swift, taking Nick about 15 minutes for the set. The laser guides are also a hit. It hasn’t been all smooth sailing though. Nick says that “The biggest problems are that we have less kindling to take home, and have to get the extractor emptied more often. But I find myself smiling more in the workshop.” Great problems to have!

Stainless Steel

Style from Teka Totara Marketing Ltd has been supplying stainless sink inserts to the building industry for over 8 years. Over that time they have increased their range from standard bowl and drainers to new ranges that cover the basic functional models through to modern square fashion sinks. Totara Marketing is proud to have the European Teka range of sinks and appliances which will make a sparkling difference to any kitchen and provide years of quality and enjoyment for the home owner. “We specialise in quality kitchen sinks which are competitively priced. Negotiating pricing and quantity competitively so you can maximize your margins is something I love to do.” “Our sinks are high quality with more than sixty models to choose from. No matter what your project or assignment we are sure we can find a sink to suit your requirement ... call me today” Robyn Heffernan Area Manager Totara Marketing 027 274 4393

For a wide range of styles at affordable prices, trust Totara Marketing

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Hideaway Bins launch the largest double bin capacity available - up to 80 Litres!

The new 40L bin range from Hideaway Available now Hideaway Bins are proud to announce the launch of their 40 litre bucket range, providing you with the largest double bin capacity available for all your hidden bin requirements.

The 40 litre buckets come complete with a liner holder designed to hold your bag in place, without covering the air vents, so trapped air can escape as you begin to fill your bag.

The introduction of three new features combines to bring six new models to our existing Hideaway Bin range. The three new key features in this latest product release include.....

New additional Side Mount support All Hideaway Bins are designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards you, allowing easy disposal of waste without having to bend low inside cupboards. The introduction and use of the additional side mount supports will ensure the unit holds up to the challenge of a busy kitchen.

40 Litre bucket range The new 40 litre bucket range brings to the market both single and double hidden bin solutions. The double bin solution provides a whopping 80 litres of storage. The 40 litre bucket range has been designed for the New Zealand lifestyle fitting the bags available within well known supermarket chains. A patented Air Vent System to maximise bag volume Four U-Shaped air vents have been designed into the lip of the bucket, which allows trapped air to escape, as you push your bag into the bucket cavity. This unique, patented design will eliminate the frustration of trapped air restricting your liner, maximising your bag volume.

The 40 litre bucket range from Hideaway Bins offers solutions for all your hidden bin requirements. Waste and Recycling, laundry and storage, commercial or domestic... neat thinking!

For more information contact Hideaway Bins phone (09) 426-7456.

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Four U-Shaped air vents have been designed into the lip of the bucket, which allows trapped air to escape, as you push your bag into the bucket cavity.

The 40 litre buckets come complete with a liner holder designed to hold your bag in place, without covering the air vents, so trapped air can escape as you begin to fill your bag.

AVAILABLE MODELS Hideaway Soft Close Range

Hideaway Compact Range

1 x 40 litre bucket

1 x 40 litre bucket

285mm W x 645mm H x 420mm D Available in: SC140D-W / Door Pull / Arctic White

268mm W x 615mm H x 410mm D Available in: KC140H / Handle Pull / Arctic White KC140D / Door Pull / Arctic White

2 x 40 litre bucket 418mm W x 645mm H x 520mm D Available in: SC240D-W / Door Pull / Arctic White

2 x 40 litre bucket 418mm W x 615mm H x 510mm D Available in: KC240H / Handle Pull / Arctic White KC240D / Door Pull / Arctic White

Hafele appointed as a distributor of Hideaway Bins


ew Zealand manufacturer Kitchen King Ltd has teamed up with Hafele, suppliers of kitchen and joinery supplies, to expand the distribution of Hideaway Bins throughout New Zealand. The newly formed partnership will see Hafele acting as a second Master Distributor stocking and supplying Hideaway Bins throughout the North & South Islands from 1 September. The Hafele team are up to the challenge and are looking forward to promoting the availability of the well known hidden bin brand to their customers. Hafele see Hideaway Bins as a strong and durable product that will stand the test of time, and a product range they believe their customers can place their trust in and be confident in putting their company name next to. Hideaway bins provide the market with innovative hidden storage solutions. The bins are an ideal hidden storage solution

within any area of a home or commercial project … kitchen, bathroom, laundry … anywhere. Three intelligently designed, New Zealand made ranges are available offering a simple and stylish space-saving solution – Hideaway Soft Close, Hideaway Deluxe and Hideaway Compact. All units: • are easy to clean • are made from zinc treated steel for strength • are powder coated for durability • come complete with polypropylene buckets • are available in various sizes and configurations • include a liner holder with all bucket sizes All models feature high quality tracks that over extend, allowing the buckets to be removed easily from beneath the bench top. Hideaway Bins fit into both new and existing cabinetry and are easily installed directly to the

underside of a bench/shelf. Some models can also be floor mounted to the base of a cabinet, providing an ideal beneath the sink solution. Hideaway Bins have been designed for the kiwi lifestyle, with every feature designed to compliment the modern home or commercial setting ... neat thinking!

For more information on Hideaway Bins visit www. or contact your local Hafele representative on: 0800 4 HAFELE or email info@hafele.

All leading laminate brands Silestone • Caesarstone • Roxx • HiMacs • Corian • Saba Surface Graeme Faire Ltd 3/64 Hunua Road, Papakura 2110 Ph: 09 299 6237 Mob: 027 2551467 Fax: 09 298 2809 Email: Web:

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New Board Product

Take control with UltraGlaze® The flawless mirror finish found in top design houses in Europe has now made its way to New Zealand with the recent launch of ULTRAGlaze®. Zealand Distribution Ltd based in Huntly are the New Zealand agents for the product. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Zealand’s Mike Lawrence to find more about ULTRAGlaze® and why it has been launched here. “This product offers a high quality glass like finish which we believe is unmatched in the New Zealand market. It is absolutely ideal for use in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, retail and commercial fitouts as well as a wide range of decorative applications. It provides that WOW factor with a premium quality finish for a similar cost to a lacquered gloss or gloss thermo wrap kitchen,” comments Mr Lawrence. Using acrylic sourced in Europe, ULTRAGlaze® is pressed in Australia with low emission EO environmentally accredited MDF board. The UV tested, scratch resistant mirror finish surface is a totally recyclable abs/acrylic that is bonded to the board using state of the art PUR gluing processes ensuring there is no possibility of delamination. “The environmentally friendly nature of the product is really important. All the components of ULTRAGlaze® are virtually free from emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOC),” says Mr Lawrence “This puts it at the upper end of eco friendly products in the market.” And it doesn’t end there. ULTRAGlaze ® offers the manufacturer a greater degree of control. Mike explains “The product is available in sheet form which means there is no need for the joiner, cabinetmaker or kitchen manufacturer to outsource: it can be processed all in house. You keep control over the whole process - the lead times, the finish quality and a return on overheads. The product is easy to use with the same process of manufacturing and edge banding as with LPL.” ULTRAGlaze® comes in five metallic and seven solid colours. “The metallic colours are of real interest as they cannot be easily replicated.” Joiners, cabinetmakers and kitchen manufacturers as well as architects and designers take note: you can now safely say to your clients that they will not find a better quality finish no matter where in the world they look. The ‘WOW’ factor that ULTRAGlaze® offers, ensures your kitchen reflects your flair for design. JOINERS Magazine September 2012 page 42


reflects your flair for design

control the finished quality and your leadtimes

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Supreme Award - Torrington Stairways - Cambridge

Best Kitchen Hostess Joinery - Hamilton

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Best Kitchen Design Hagley Kitchens - Christchurch

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Best Door or Window Arborline Products - Hamilton Best Use of Imported Timber Total Timba Joinery - Auckland

Best Presented Entry Board Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery - Christchurch

Regional winners

Auckland - Total Timba Joinery

Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay - Sydaz Joinery

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Canterbury - Hagley Kitchens

Waitaki - JMAC Joinery

Best Speciality, Stair, Bar/Counter, Fitment Torrington Stairways - Cambridge

Best Use of Innovative Hardware in a Kitchen Masterwood Joinery - Cromwell

Best Kitchen under $15,000 Garry Nugent Joinery - Napier

Wellington - Pete’s Joinery

Waikato / Bay of Plenty - Torrington Stairways

Taranaki - KP Joinery

Otago Southwards - Masterwood Joinery

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3d Kitchen Software 2012 Draw


a full design and manufacturing package Are you a cabinetmaker currently not using any design software? If so you are eligible 3D Kitchen and JOINERS Magazine are inviting all readers who fit the above to enter the draw. Entry is open until the end of October 2012 with winners announced in the December issue of JOINERS Magazine. Conditions may apply.

TO ENTER Email your name, company name and contact details to Fax: 09 624 4681

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Melteca Hi-Gloss on the front panel of the island with a naturale finish on the cabinetry.

MELTECA for looks that work Melteca ® Decorated Board is a versatile pre-decorated panel with a durable melamine surface on both sides. Each colour in the range has matching PVC or ABS edging. It’s available in a naturale, pearl, stipple or Puregrain finish with select colours also available in Hi-Gloss. Melteca in conjunction with Formica is the easy way to create stylish kitchens, bathrooms and commercial spaces. The simple mix and match palette features only the most popular colours of solids patterns and woodgrains. The integrated range makes it versatile for a variety of applications from cabinetry to desks and commercial applications. The Melteca® Puregrain™ finish adds a truly realistic wood grain look and feel to any décor. Manufactured in New Zealand at The Laminex Group’s Hamilton plant, the Puregrain finish is available in any Melteca colour. Puregrain really brings oak grained prints to life and turns some solid colours into stunning looking woodgrains. It’s the perfect substitute for natural wood products and it provides the look of wood with the quality, durability, and serviceability of Melteca. Melteca® Hi-Gloss panels add a new dimension to drawers and other vertical kitchen surfaces. The decorated panels come in a gloss finish for no fuss maintenance.

Melteca® Puregrain™ Each of the 9 colours in the range has matching Gloss PVC Edging. Melteca also forms part of The Laminex Group’s Greenfirst range. Greenfirst offers environmentally preferable products for almost any interior space, from the home, office accommodation, retail spaces and shop fit-outs, to health facilities, schools and universities. Products from the range have been used in numerous Green Star Rated Buildings in New Zealand. All Greenfirst products are licensed under the New Zealand Environmental Choice programme for Furniture and Fittings (EC-3212). Greenfirst illustrates our environmental commitment by providing you with products that deliver environmental advantages specifically in relation to indoor environmental quality and the use of sustainable timber. For further information go to



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Kleiberit proud distributors of

the adhesive specialis E

dgebanding machinery is an integral part of the modern joinery, cabinetmaking, furniture and kitchen manufacturing operation. German adhesives manufacturer Kleiberit have such a comprehensive product range that they can be relied on to cover all the requirements ranging from manual application, to CNC technology, to soft forming, to high speed edge banding. How does Kleiberit do this? By manufacturing the different adhesives needed depending on the intended use of the finished component.

Prime edging is available in PVC and or ABS. All Prime Panels colours, patterns and woodgrains are available in a range of sizes up to 45 x 2mm. Flexiwood is specifically manufactured to reduce the chance of shattering and is available in most common species. Available in 1.9mm thickness and any width up to 100mm. Veneer edging is also available in most common species. All veneer edging is fleece backed and sanded and available in any width up to 100mm.

There are three main types of adhesives used in making modern joinery, cabinetry, furniture and kitchens: PUR (Polyurethane) hot melt adhesives which have very high heat, cold and moisture resistance. Usually found in the making of kitchen and bathroom fittings and with difficult edging materials. PO (Polyolefin) hot melt adhesives with very high heat resistance and good moisture resistance. Used most often in making furniture with higher temperature stress. EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) hot melt adhesives with good heat, cold and moisture resistance. Good for interior furniture with normal temperature stress. These days adhesives have to be purpose used as so many edging materials, substrates and finishing technologies place different requirements on the adhesives which are used.

Unit E, 18 David McCathie Pl, Silverdale, 0932 Auckland. Ph: 09 443 2086 Fax: 09 443 2089 Email:

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Reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesives are being increasingly used in more applications by joiners, cabinetmakers, furniture and kitchen manufacturers. Besides the numerous PUR flat lamination lines in use, an increasing number of edge banding machines are being equipped for hot melts. This is because while thermoplastic adhesives based on EVA and PO get their strength as the melted mass cools down, PUR hot melt adhesives chemically cross link in addition to the physical curing process. The considerably higher temperature and moisture resistance can be attributed to this cross linking which is significant for polyurethane hot melt adhesives.

lists for edges Wi t h a d h e s i v e s f o r r o l l e r application, slot nozzle and cartridges, Kleiberit offer the operator a selection of high quality adhesives which can be relied on to deal with tight radii on CNC machinery or soft forming. Hot melt adhesives for edge banding and soft forming are particularly good as they are medium or high viscous when melted enabling them to fill in the pores in particle board middle layers and create good strength over the entire thickness of the panel. Kleiberit polyurethane hot melt adhesives for edges are characterized by good string free application, high green strength and clean post processing. This provides the particular advantage of being able to bond nearly all common types of edges and materials and is especially good for high end interior finishing work.

Kleiberit products are now distributed throughout New Zealand by Arno Ltd Ph 09 443 2086 or email ďƒŒ

Arno Ltd : Unit E, 18 David McCathie Place, Silverdale, 0932 Auckland. Ph: 09 443 2086 Fax: 09 443 2089 Email:

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Veni Vidi Vici Conquering dust in Avondale


famous quote from Julius Caesar (circa 47BC) and one of New Zealand’s most successful exhibition stand construction and shop design/installers is an unusual link, but V3 (Veni Vidi Vici Ltd) based in Avondale have recently invested in their production facility to keep up with increased demand for their services and have conquered several issues. With such a highly successful company, pressures are even greater to ensure production is trouble free and promises to deliver are a reality. “Exhibition stands absolutely have to be ready by the opening time of the show! A day later is not an option and with our large and small New Zealand customers, as well as many multinational client’s, production delays simply cannot occur.” says MD Trevor Thomson

who has been in the Exhibition industry for over 25 years, based now in New Zealand, but with years of experience in the same field in Singapore and London. To increase speed of operation and flexibility, V3 invested earlier this year in a large CNC router for producing quickly (and accurately) stand graphics, modules and the endless ‘one off’ variety of items demanded by exhibitors. V3 required a quality extraction system that matched this investment being made. Excellent filtration results and reliability were also a priority. V3 approached New Zealand Duct&Flex who recommended a large 6 module filter and fan, both sourced from Danish based JKF Industri, to give a ‘problem free’ filter with performance. Geoff Ebdon of NZ Duct &

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Flex confirms that V3’s planning and forward thinking around the whole project was the correct approach. “Often companies invest significant sums of money in the ‘latest’ machinery and get excited about the time savings and the flexibility that the new machine will give in terms of output, but the dust extraction required is the last thing they think of, or want to spend money on. “ Geoff Ebdon reports that he has been asked to some factory installs where a new machine might be already ordered from overseas, an arrival date is finalised and it has only been when the supplier’s installing engineer calls confirming his flight details and asks casually have you got the extraction sorted out, our machine needs extraction at 35m/s or I cannot set it up for you correctly, the tool heads will wear out

... and maybe the warranty is invalidated – the moment when some companies start to look at the whole scenario. It’s a common problem. Dust extraction is just something you have to spend money on but don’t want to, when the financial outlay is already high anyway. CNC installation instructions give a minimum air extraction velocity recommended by the manufacturer. Accountants may drop their togas but as a rough guide, we would expect if you spend $100,000 or more on a new CNC, you need to be adding $30k for the extraction system minimum. Smaller units are available that will be adequate for a short time before they clog up and the dust extraction from the CNC heads drops off and you start to encounter reduced performance

and increases wear on the machine tools, or cutting residue starts to mark the surface of the finished products. For V3 this system with 84 dust bags makes it easier to get the dust out of the factory space so surfaces can be painted or stained without having to clean them down all the time – saving time, money and allowing deadlines to be met. “NZ Duct & Flex share the JKF design engineer’s belief in Low Pressure, Low Maintenance design – bigger filters with more surface area for the same amount of money as some of the smaller filters you see around. Modular systems are one of the most cost effective dust extraction systems in the industry and it’s good to see production at V3 in such great shape with plenty of capacity in the filter and fan for future success and expansion. Our filter unit is designed with 3 large inspection doors so in fact there are only 28 bags in each segment, and if a bag does get holed, maintenance is very easy for the staff - even the furthermost bag is very accessible. Our policy is always to try to give a customer more for their money” says Geoff. As well as supplying the Filter unit and fan, NZ Duct & Flex also supplied from stock all ducting and flex needed. Modular ducting systems save time and money as always with a new layout, the planned positions and distances change once the actual machinery is installed and duct items required can change from the original plan. This inevitable situation is not a problem with the returns policy that NZ Duct & Flex offer – excess parts can be returned within 30 days of invoicing provided they are in ‘as delivered’ condition. The modular range include straights, bends, blast gates, Y pieces and every other component required to make a run. When V3 expand further, everything can be re-used.

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Italian manufacturer SCM on display T

he month of July certainly saw the focus of the woodworking machinery industry on events in Sydney, Australia. On the one hand there was the AWISA Exhibition in Darling Harbour and on the other there was the Gabbett Sydney Showcase held at their showrooms in Kings Park. This Showcase was an important event as it gave visitors to Sydney the opportunity to see the latest from Italian woodworking machinery giant SCM from nesting cells to edgebanders all the way through to aluminium processing machines all in the one place. “The size of our showroom allowed us to not only display the latest from SCM but also to have a traditional joinery display including thicknessers, spindles and wide belt sanders. The Ten220 tenoning machine from SCM with interchangeable spindle was also on display showing how quick setup times are on these machines. The event was well attended by both local as well as overseas based companies.” says Gabbett Machinery’s Lee Gabbett. The highlight of the Showcase would have to be the new PratixS nesting centre. SCM have taken the best from their million dollar nesting cells and incorporated into a compact machine that looks the goods. This machine offers the end user labour and money saving features. Its size means factory costs and space required are minimalised. As it is a genuine European machine quality is not really an issue. Five axis technology was also well to the fore with the display and operation of the new SCM Accord 30FX 5 axis machine. Five axis technology is increasingly popular in the joinery sector. The versatility and flexibility of the machines

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means all components, designs and specials can be done in a time frame and method which makes them practical and profitable. In talking with Lee it became apparent that a key feature of Gabbetts’s future approach would be looking after the interests of their clientele through greater service. “Service in the future will be increasingly a point of difference in the woodworking machinery market. Gabbetts is investing money and resources both here and in New Zealand to ensure they continue to be seen as a customer orientated business.” The Showcase for example offered an opportunity to have factory technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand in for training on the new SCM range. “We will have six fully trained technicians available and we are establishing a national service department and central database. In New Zealand for those in partnership deals with Gabbetts we will be offering spare parts and reduced rates and service charges. The service offered will be proactive in nature.” Another key area is the ongoing development of machinery software. “Software these days covers the full range of functions be it design, optimization or factory management. We at Gabbetts actively support our network partners amongst the third party software suppliers to supply what is best suited to any particular machine in the SCM range. SCM itself is also keeping up to date with developments in the software field.” comments Lee. Bob Nordgren

How do I avoid CNC Tool breakage? Did you know that over 80% of CNC tool breakages are caused by incorrect or faulty colleting? You see, a router tool spinning at 18,000 RPM is in trouble if it’s as little as 5 microns off centre. That’s the thickness of a grain of talcum powder and about how thick a deposit for resin or dust is ... when it’s squashed inside your collet. Collets are manufactured to exact tolerances and when they are 5 microns out of round both the collet and the tool are strained because the distorted collet cannot grip the tool shank perfectly. The result – • Poor component edge finish. • Less than optimum tool life. • Metal fatigue and eventual breakage of the tool • Increased noise ... The extra noise is a clue as to what is happening inside your machine. Tool run out causes high

frequency vibrations in the high speed motor bearings. This drastically reduces their service life. Repairs will cost you thousands of dollars and downtime.

toolholder and spindle interface to become dirty. This causes your tool to cut in an elliptical fashion which will decrease tool life and cause inconsistency in your operation.

Colleting and Collet life Span Collets have a life span of 3 months if used 8 hours a day. Replacing the collets will ensure that your operation runs consistently and prevents tool breakage. When inserting a tool into the collet, make sure the flute fade out portion does not enter the collet. If the collet is gripping on the fadeout, it will cause runout, poor finish and potential tool breakage. To ensure proper clamping, the tool shank should fill at a minimum 80% of the depth of the collet.

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I have always been a machinery buyer - you are either employing more people or buying machines.

cutting stone quickly Andrew Jakimiuk has been cutting stone at his Glenfield Granite Workshop for 16 years, so when he decided to upgrade his stone cutting machinery he had a pretty good idea what he wanted. A machine that was faster with quick set up and change outs, a machine that was sophisticated enough to cover all the options required by his top end clients and a machine that was represented by a local agency. He found all these in the Intermac Master 33 from Biesse. Granite Workshop on Aucklands North Shore specialises in cutting and shaping stone surfaces, most of their business involves benchtops but they also prepare granite and marble for a range of other uses including cladding, tiling, fire surrounds and anything else you might wish to build or clad in stone.

“Biesse handled the installation and commissioning very well, it took a couple of weeks. Local Biesse technician Conrad Mincher began the install and then was joined by one of his Australian colleague with specialist knowledge of the Intermac range for final commissioning.”

“Bench and countertops, whether in kitchens, bathroom, laundries or commercial applications comprise the bulk of our business,” says Andrew, “and we needed a machine that was fast and efficient for cutting and shaping oneoff designs.”

“Our guys picked it up quickly - they are obviously pretty experienced in working with granite and marble so adapted to the new machine easily and love using it. It came with its own software which is very user friendly and allows programming for anything from standard cut outs to engraved drainer boards, and from high polish to leather and textured finishes to suit all needs.

Andrew travels regularly to source granite and marble from countries such as Italy, Spain and India giving him the opportunity to also view what is available internationally in stone cutting equipment. “Attending the major European trade shows enabled me to do plenty of research on what was available and suitable for my needs. I had seen the Biesse Intermac range demonstrated at various shows and liked what I saw. I also decide that I would only purchase a machine that was represented in New Zealand, for me local service and local commissioning was very important and the Intermac obviously falls into that range. I also liked the way Biesse was able to provide an all up price which included purchase, transport, installation and

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commissioning to our required set up. I found other companies were not as transparent quoting a price and then adding in extras later.” Granite Workshop ended up purchasing an Intermac Master 33 in March this year. “The difference between this machine and our previous is basically that it is more sophisticated and much faster. It is probably twice as fast as our last machine which means substantial savings in both labour costs and turnaround times. It also has laser positioning of the cups and stops which I love. You can see exactly where the cut is to be made and where the cups are, which eliminates the possibility for a number of mistakes, repairs and subsequent hold ups.”

Six months down the track Andrew is pleased with his purchase. “It’s a great machine and we are all really happy with it. I have always been a machinery buyer - you are either employing more people or buying machines - you need to keep up with technology or you will regret it.”

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leitz new planerhead for moulder/planing market In the housing and furniture sectors especially in windows, doors, stairs and parquet floor manufacture the trend is to produce a perfect finish. However tear outs and rough surface finishes are frequently a consequence of planning, with costly rework which reduces productivity and rejects increase costs. Conventional planing

With this constant costly problem Leitz further developed its proven constant diameter planerhead the VariPlan with the introduction of the new Leitz VariPlan Plus planerhead. This new planerhead is an adaptation of the standard VariPlan and is designed to bring the advantages of the awardwinning RipTec technology to the broad based moulder/planing market. The result is the new VariPlan Plus comes with three new innovative options of knife setup, either Microfinish, RipTec, Integral turnblade knives or a combination of these. All turnblade knife combinations are re-sharpenable and constant d i a m e t e r. Va r i P l a n P l u s planerheads with aluminium bodies can be used on four sided and multi spindle moulders. The planerheads also are available with HSK adaptors. For companies serious about a continuous improvement philosophy then the VariPlan Plus offers practical ways to increase quality and decrease waste. Using the RipTec knife technology for pre-planing or integrating with smooth knives, VariPlan Plus promises to increase the smoothness of rustic and

VariPlan Plus planing

even difficult to machine woods, while decreasing the prevalence of chipping. As with the original VariPlan design, solid HS or carbide knives are reversible and can be sharpened up to six times without changing diameter for outstanding performance. Knife changes are quick, easy, repeatable and exceptionally accurate to satisfy the requirements of the RipTec system. VariPlan Plus is available in standard Z2 or Z4 configurations, with lengths from 100mm to 310mm and various diameters and bore dimensions, including HSK85W, for most machines. For further information contact Robert Carey of Leitz Tooling NZ Limited on 0800 578 665. ďƒŒ

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Bench top fabricators, shop fitters, joiners. Don't read this. It will make your life easier. I remember vividly when I was younger, laboring as a chippies hand, tape measure and builders pencil in hand, a piece of 4x2 to scribe on, and away we went, measuring twangs, (or "nogs" as some might say), cutting on an old mekenzie treadle saw, armed with hammer and nail, framing up a new house. Well haven't things changed. That was thirty five years plus, ago for me, and more I guess for some. Some of our younger readers are possibly wondering what I am even talking about. Today most house frames are pre nailed and delivered to site on a truck, ready to erect. Equally, who would have thought back when some of us started our career in the industry, that thirty years on, we would be using a camera to measure and template

our requirements instead of a traditional tape measure, scribed patterns, and many notes on various forms of tablet. A camera after-all, is for taking snap shots, isn't it? Well ... yes, but not only, any more. There is no debate that technology has, and continues to develop at a great speed and is instrumental in changing most industries. Now, thanks to PhotoTop, we can establish measurements and create templates of counter tops, rooms, and effectively any shape via photo-metrics, using the same logic that is used in many industries to navigate the globe, GPS. That’s right, GPS. Most of us now take for granted that we can enter an address into a GPS, any where in the world, and

rely on satellites, software and systems, to not only tell us where we are, but also where to go. Not only do we take it for granted, but we trust it explicitly. This technology, developed extensively for military application, is now developed to accurately give us dimensions and precise shape and downloadable to various forms of cad application and CNC machinery. PhotoTop changes the way we think about obtaining site measurements and shape, and like the hammer and nail story, not only removes the traditional way we measure but gives us great flexibility and accuracy when compared to traditional methods and outputs in both 2D and 3D DXF, file formats.

P h o t o To p s o f t w a r e , u s e s calibrated, semi professional cameras, and some smart tools to accurately measure and track shape. Our own tests demonstrate this accuracy within +/- 0.3mm over 3m and far more precise then the best of tradesmen would achieve with traditional tools and methods.

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Not only does PhotoTop bring you high levels of accuracy, but is easy and very quick when compared to traditional methods. PhotoTops complete site kit comes in a small pelican hard case or back pack and is easily carried, even on a motor bike, push bike, segway or your car. No more any need for bulky thinline or packing sheet templates. No need for saws, trimmers or noisy, dusty tools in your customers environment to obtain accurate and precise measurements and templates. Measure it with photographs. Not only is PhotoTop easy and hassle free to carry, but there are no tripods to set up, no previous generation laser tools to worry about, and you can accurately measure around corners and obtain panel dimension that are beyond the line of site. Furthermore, when you return to work and realise, "%#£€¥" I forgot to get that measurement, don't stress, with PhotoTop, you can simply open your photographs and mark up the points and obtain your measurement. How can you do that? I hear you ask. Well with PhotoTop you can in just a few clicks of the mouse, easily, in a time efficient manner and with unbelievable accuracy. No need to make another trip to site, no need to waste any time, and no need to stress or "fire" the templater, just obtain from the photos what you missed in a few minutes and carry on.

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Automated nesting boost profit, add flexibility Edgeworth Furniture in Newcastle, NSW, saw the decision to diversify the business as a call to invest in an automated CNC nesting cell to revolutionise the company. By Barbara Schulz M a n y o f t o d a y ’s f u r n i t u r e manufacturers are now diversifying and taking on more jobs involving batch-size-one and custom work. Additionally, frequent production changes because of constantly fluctuating industry environments dictate a critical need for flexibility to quickly adjust part volumes, switch from one job to the next and squeeze in frequently occurring hot emergency or one-off jobs. When Newcastle-based Edgeworth Furniture was looking to diversify and further expand its domestic furniture business, they turned to Homag Australia to find the best and most productive production technology for its factory because they knew: With capital remaining as a primary basis of competition, companies that get the greatest return on their capital investments will win. Founded in the mid-eighties by Roger Green, Edgeworth Furniture has grown to become

because at the time imports were starting to flood the country and furniture manufacturing in Australia was declining.”

David Galea has seen productivity improved with the installation of the Weeke CNC gantry line.

o n e o f A u s t r a l i a ’s m a j o r domestic furniture suppliers. In 2003, two young and optimistic entrepreneurs, David and Daniel Galea, bought into the company to complement their existing coating business Eurocoat. “We were at a point where we needed to invest in CNC machinery,” remembers David Galea, Director of Edgeworth Furniture. “While we were looking for CNC routers, we decided to buy a furniture company instead. Everyone thought we were crazy

Investment in automation But the brothers went ahead and bought Edgeworth Furniture with its existing machinery and 22 staff, to manufacture kitchen doors and move the domestic furniture business forward. Faced with a growing customer base and the desire to expand into other markets, Mr Galea and his partners knew it was time to invest in automation and high-end equipment to optimise their production and increase efficiency. “About two years ago we decided to move into commercial furniture, and started taking on commercial projects because we had the capacity,” he explains. “Commercial furniture is built to a specification while with domestic furniture, we do the design and sell it to the retailers.

We used to be very selective in the jobs we did, but now we accept other work as well. The industry is very competitive, so you need to diversify and invest in good machinery.” “If you don’t have the machinery y o u c a n n o t d i v e r s i f y, ” h e continues. “We don’t employ any tradesmen. We rely on the equipment. That’s the reason we are competitive, that’s the reason we have invested in top-of-therange machinery, including Brandt and Homag edgebanders and a Weeke CNC automated nesting cell.” Today, Edgeworth Furniture and Eurocoat Industries are located under one roof in a purpose-built factory in Tomago near Newcastle, NSW, employ 67 people, and run several CNC nesting cells, including a fully automated Weeke BHP200 nesting line. (continued overpage)

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Before the line was installed in 2011, the company was running two competitor-brand CNC nesting cells, which were doing a good job, but each for its own purpose. Mr Galea was faced with the risk of losing business in case of a machine breakdown. While one machine could potentially replace the other, the cut quality would have suffered and the entrepreneur knows that this would inevitably lead to the creation of more labour. “I first came across this system when we were in Europe during Ligna 2009,” he says. “Sure we could have stayed with the competitor machines we were running at the time, but after investing in a Brandt and a Homag edgebander a couple of years earlier, we knew their engineering was the best and we were very happy with the Homag service.” As a result and part of an effort to stay abreast of the latest technology and to respond to growing just-in-time and batchsize-one demands, Mr Galea decided to purchase the Weeke CNC gantry processing centre

BHP 200 with fully automatic feed-in, processing, feed-out and labelling. Increased efficiency “The reason we invested in the Weeke line was to be able to manufacture high quality MDF kitchen doors whilst also being able to increase efficiency when processing high volume furniture and also be more efficient when processing low volume work,” Mr Galea says. “We had Sensorflex added to the main spindle of the machine to ensure our door profiles are perfect and do not vary with board thickness whilst also reducing sanding for the paint shop.” The Weeke BHP 200 is built for both small and large manufacturing operations. Designed for routing, boring, and grooving of flat components, that have been nested into full sheets of material, the BHP 200 is constructed on a steel frame providing a solid, vibrationfree platform for the machining head. The machine weighs in well over six tons, and there is no other nesting machine on the market in this class. When reliability

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with extended working times and high accelerations ramps are required, then weight of steel is an absolute prerequisite. The THK linear motion guides ensure straight line tracking at high travel rates with optimum stability and performance. The error-resistant tool loading system takes the guesswork out of loading the proper tools into the changer. The two ride-along 14-fold tool changers provide Edgeworth Furniture with the flexibility to cut, rout and drill kitchen doors, furniture or cabinets without re-setting the machine. “All our domestic furniture which is delivered to Australia’s leading furniture retailers such as Snooze or Harvey Norman is made to order,” Mr Galea explains. “We do not keep any stock. It is all customised furniture, because we supply many different colours and shapes with a lot of options.” Edgeworth Furniture services some of its customers with a 5-day turnaround, otherwise delivery times are around 2-3 weeks. As a consequence, the manufacturer

The two ride along tool changers provide the flexibility to cut, rout and drill without re-setting the machine.

has to be very flexible and produce just-in-time. “There aren’t many options for local furniture makers like us,” says Mr Galea. “If you’re going to stay busy, and continue to meet the customers’ needs, you have to invest in new technology and equipment. Our future depends on modernisation, automation and just-in-time production to increase productivity and flexibility.” Less room for error And productivity has certainly increased with the installation of the Weeke CNC gantry line. The system can easily process six kitchens in one single morning, and wholesale kitchens are a

Realising that they were edging around 500,000m per year, Edgeworth Furniture Director David Galea thought it was time to purchase a serious edgebander and invested in a Homag KAL210 edgebander with an integrated return system.

market Mr Galea has decided to move into in order to grow his business and remain competitive. “In order to achieve more growth in the domestic furniture industry we have to be more innovative with our designs and styles,” he says. “We are growing that business, but it is limited. Hence we have made the decision to tap into the kitchen market and become wholesale suppliers of kitchens to trade.” Eurocoat already supplies painted kitchen doors to many kitchen companies throughout Australia, and late last year Mr Galea purchased a local benchtop

manufacturing business now known as Euroform. “Euroform is geared with a Homag VFL75 flow-through and a Weeke CNC processing centre to complement our door business,” he says. “Add to this the installation of the BHP200 Weeke line at Edgeworth furniture and we are now in a great position to become a major wholesaler of kitchens to the trade on the east coast of Australia. I’d like all kitchen manufacturers to know that if an order exceeds their capacity, they can outsource their work to us.” The Weeke line and other Homag products not only support Mr

Galea in his endeavour to expand the business into the kitchen industry, but also ensure jobs are done 100% accurate. The nesting technology optimises the cutting layouts on the router and delivers high utilisation layouts, significantly reducing the waste and maximising productivity. The required workpieces are routed out of fully-sized materials on the processing centre in one workstep, including all necessary holes and grooves.

Smooth material flow The new Weeke CNC nesting cell also contributes to increased productivity by ensuring a smooth material flow that extends far beyond the nesting system. The finished parts are properly marked, positioned and sorted quickly ready for further processing. Moreover, Mr Galea is very pleased with the vacuum dust extraction system, which nearly eliminates cleaning the workshop after cutting operations.

In order to optimise the raw material cut, the programmed workpieces are automatically nested via optimisation software. Moreover, realising the Brandt edgebander was doing around 500,000m per year, Mr Galea thought it was time to purchase a “serious” edgebander and invested in a Homag KAL210 edgebander with an integrated panel return system. Homag ensures a perfect finish by the use of a radius scraper and a buffing unit – and a perfect finish is what every competitive shop needs; the less work that has to be performed after the edgebanding process, the higher the productivity.

Meanwhile, Edgeworth Furniture is running two Weeke CNC processing centres and the third one is on its way. For Mr Galea, Homag’s local support and service is a very important factor and he also appreciates dealing with an international company like Homag who look back on many years of experience in the woodworking machinery business.

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Shakthi Joinery Proform makes it simple for their clientele


hakthi Joinery Ltd, established on Auckland’s North Shore in April 2011, is part of the larger group known as Shakthi Construction Ltd. It was established as part of a growth strategy to provide a wider number of services to its clientele. The company is run by Neresh Singh who with his two brothers originally came from South Africa where they had run a successful construction business as well. “’Shakthi’ in Hindu means power and strength and this translates here into the employed team approach to business.” comments Mr Singh. With a team of six, Shakthi Joinery has quickly established itself from it’s 400 square metre factory site in Glenfield.

Their success lies in the focus they have on custom designed and built kitchens and bathrooms and associated cabinetry and joinery including benchtops. “Although

we do do some private residential work the business is structured to deal with commercial work through public contracts. “Being ACC accredited and having the experience of dealing with government departments such as the Ministry of Education (schools) and local bodies such as Auckland City (rest homes, etc) we have quickly built the business in what has been challenging times so it has become a valuable part of the bigger Shakthi Construction operation. ” says Mr Singh. The company has continued to grow and with that comes the need for new machinery in the factory. Mr Singh continues “Technology is a very important part of what we do and we have had a policy of buying New Zealand made wherever possible. We bought a post forming machine from Pro Form NZ Ltd to create our benchtops and were really impressed with Steve Fifield’s approach: he came in as an advisor

not a rep, with really helpful information. As a start up business we needed a reliable, cost effective machining solution and Pro Form’s AT 28/13 CNC router was ideally suited for use in cutting largely MDF and some solid wood. This machine is a solid, gantry style machining centre capable of processing standard MDF sheets (1200 by 2400mm) using a powerful 5.2 kW spindle from Italy and above all, Proform are a New Zealand manufacturer.” Business relationships are important to Shakthi. “Building solid relationships is part of our success and the relationship we have with Pro Form is important to us: Steve has given us invaluable advice on aspects of our production process that we regard him as part of our business.” For more information contact Neresh Singh at Shakthi Joinery at or visit

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digital templating the revolution is here


he LT-55 XL Precision Laser Templator from CDK Stone New Zealand is enabling faster and easier digital templating than ever before. With a 10.5” screen and built in keyboard, you basically have a mini laptop with you on the job running Windows 7. The LT-55 XL therefore gives you the ability to not only template a job, but estimate it, get the customer’s signature and email it back to the office all from the job site. In addition once purchased all software updates are absolutely free and will be automatically downloaded and installed on the tablet when released. All you have to do is connect the tablet to the internet and open the program. The CAD functions have been simplified and designed to be easily learned for countertop fabrication.

Some other features that make the LT-55 XL stand out over other digital laser templating systems include a built in digital camera for taking pictures of the job site and wireless internet capabilities and a battery life of up to 5 hours. All these features mean that using the LT-55 XL to template all your jobs will lead to a huge increase in productivity. The LT-55 XL will very quickly pay for itself but CDK Stone New Zealand are able to offer finance at a special interest rate over 2 years for approved purchasers. With the LT-55 XL being 10 times faster than the original LT-55 we can arrange the upgrade of the LT-55 to a full LT-55 XL in fast turn around time.

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“faster and easier digital templating and editing”

“We’re stoked with the performance of the new Egmont Air system and how the whole installation came together smoothly ... we are very happy to be used as a reference”


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his new Egmont Air Dust Extraction system was recently installed for Heirloom Kitchens in Tauranga. Heirloom Kitchens specialise in the manufacture of kitchens and the introduction of a new large CNC Router and Edge-bander upgrade required a review of the Dust Extraction System. Mr Cameron Prestidge from Egmont Air completed an on-site evaluation to determine their requirements and provide a solution that would provide optimum suction for the CNC and other machinery. Another design consideration was the need for a compact unit and a user-friendly method of collecting and discharging the dust. Egmont Air designed the system with a rotary-valve discharge into a typical waste-bin that can be quickly removed and emptied Timing of the project was also important. The dust extraction system had to be installed with minimum disruption to production and in conjunction with machinery installers, compressed-air and other services. The old system was dismantled and removed and the new system installed in a minimum amount of time. Mr Brett of Heirloom Kitchens comments, “We’re stoked with the performance of the new Egmont Air system and how the whole installation came together smoothly ... we are very happy to be used as a reference”

Egmont Air offers an on-site evaluation service to calculate and measure the extraction requirements and airflows for all applications. They can supply a complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects.

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A large range of products and solutions are available for the one-man joinery shops to large timber processors and sawmills anywhere in New Zealand. Egmont Air dust extraction systems are the favourite solution for wood-working factories such as timber processors, boat builders, solid-timber and MDF manufacturers, which require a ‘great value’ system that offers suction performance and energy savings. Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-the-shelf, for a FREE on-site evaluation for your requirements contact them today on 0800 781 200. MARKET LEADER IN BENT SOLID WOOD PRODUCTS

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New Product

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chlegel Pty Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of weatherseals and hardware, has recently launched a new range of Spiral Sash Balances designed by Schlegel company, Balance UK, for use in domestic and commercial applications. “The Balance UK Spiral Sash Balances are ideal for use in PVC, timber or aluminium windows” comments New Zealand Manager Owen O’Meagher. The balances are all fitted with a coloured plastic plug which indicates the weight range of the sash while the outer tube is printed with the balance length and weight range. The balances are easy to use being pre tensioned to reduce the need to be adjusted on site. However fine adjustments can be made on site if necessary using a screwdriver. There is no need to risk damage to hands or fingers by trying to wind the end of the balance up to the required capacity. Twin springs give assisted lift and smooth easy operation and are especially suitable for places like hospitals and retirement villages. All the balances have semi flexible tubes which enable the balance to be slightly bowed during installation. Which can be vital in a replacement situation.

The foot of the balance can be turned to 90 degrees and attached to the underside of the sash, or where there is a horn on the bottom of the sash, the foot can be slid into a steel “keep” attached to the edge of the sash and hidden away from view. There is no requirement for “panel-beating” the foot around the shape of the horn.

There are three types of balance: F balances up to 27 kgs, manufactured in Sydney; K balances up to 37kgs and M balances up to 45kgs, both made in the UK. The balances can be ordered direct from Schlegel. Delivery takes between 7 and 10 days for all types of balance. Each balance is clearly labeled with the sash weight it can handle.

Maintenance is easy. Owen O’Meagher says “Cleaning and lubrication is recommended after a period of time and only a few drops of light oil applied to the spiral rod will always improve the operating action of the balance after long service.” With a ten year warranty this product offers long term reliability.

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Acrylics from Unicorn Group We create your original style


crylic Solid Surfaces are crafted by Unicorn Group into almost anything, in any place, for any purpose offering the freedom to design, explore and create. Available in a wide range of colors, long-lasting, hygienic, durable and elegant, acrylic solid surfaces have a three dimensional formability that has been liberating inventive and artistic minds. Unicorn Group, specializes in 2D and 3D cutting edge solid surface fabrication for vertical and horizontal solutions. Whatever your product of choice, from Hi-Macs to Pannello Decora, we can turn your design dream into a reality. Using the most up to date techniques in vacuum and thermoforming and CNC based fabrication, we create furniture, custom bowls, cabinets, lighting fixtures or anything you can dream up. With our "can do" attitude, we can handle projects of any size,

from the mass production to the unique technically demanding one-of-a-kind projects. In conjunction with Hi-Macs from Gunnersen, we released a program providing high quality kitchen bench tops for the best price on the market. Unicorn Group’s Gabriel Nicolau comments “ Hi-Macs is a high quality acrylic material that can be used for almost any style of kitchen design. What we offer is a fully custom made product. Acrylic material provides for seamless joins, a highly desirable feature in any kitchen bench top. Because of this, we can provide a fusion of sinks, counters or wall panels, offering solutions that are aesthetically harmonious and functional.” The Hi-Macs acrylics offer an hygienic long life surface being non porous and so antibacterial as well as being easily repairable if scratched or chipped. The secret

lies in the acrylic resins which add extra strength to the product. The Hi-Macs range comes with a limited ten year warranty. “The product will have a very solid look with all overhangs and edges being fully built out so there is no substrate visible or touchable for an even higher quality look.” says Mr Nicolau.

To commence the programme Unicorn group are offering seven selected colours under a very appealing pricing structure. “These colours initially give us the ability to offer such good prices for such a high quality finish.” 

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Get Competitive Manufacturing ‘With the ongoing success we are achieving at PPG through implementing training in Competitive/ Lean Manufacturing we continue to see vast improvements in our process and distribution throughout the company. It is critical in this market environment to ensure we keep our costs down and provide products and service to our customers as efficiently as possible. We are very excited to now offer in conjunction with FITEC, the same training subsidized to our customers, so that they can achieve the same beneficial improvements in their business.’ Mark Pycroft - National Sales Manager

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Training at the PPG offices, with the first group of customers began 3 months ago, with very positive feed back so far. The training is delivered, in a dynamic and interactive way and is customized to your personal business requirements. Competitive Manufacturing is applicable to any business, whether you Distribute, Supply or Manufacture, this will help every facet of your company.

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Reduce production costs, by eliminating waste. Only make what you need, when you need it. Reduce workload through improved workflow. Define value from the customer perspective. Engage staff in ongoing product & process improvements.

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Embracing continuous improvements with a will to change, can lead to positive growth within your company and a reduction in lead times, increasing the value proposition to your customers. For information on the next Competitive Manufacturing program start time, contact: Mark Pycroft or William Bratton on (09) 573 1620 JOINERS Magazine September 2012 page 72

The Laminex Group update


e’ve just returned from sunny Noosa where we managed to escape the New Zealand winter and spend some valuable time with a wide selection of our customers at our Partnership Conference. It was fantastic to meet so many of New Zealand’s leaders in the building industry, and understand your perspectives on the challenges and issues that we all currently face. We shared a range of insights at the Conference, providing The Laminex Group’s views on how we can all assist with growing the New Zealand kitchen, bathroom and commercial markets. I t ’s a b s o l u t e l y c r i t i c a l t o understand what our customers want. And I’m not just meaning for The Laminex Group, but each and every independent business needs to have a really good grasp of this. This obviously involves understanding the path to purchase and the complexity of the decision. For most of our customers and our customer’s customers, purchasing a new kitchen, or specifying workstations for a new corporate fitout are very complex decisions with multiple influencers and different people involved. We all need to ensure that we are providing our customers with value. Now that we are part of the Laminates and Panels division, we

are working even more closely with Formica Global. This means that we can provide our customers with access to innovative new products and surfaces, use the expertise of the world’s leading laminate company and tap into the design, procurement and technical skills of our colleagues. Hopefully our customers will see this as adding value to their business by offering wider choice, unique surface finishes and expert knowledge – all to assist with securing that elusive consumer dollar. As you are all aware over the last three to four months The Laminex Group has been working through some major challenges. We have reached a pivotal point in the business, which is always exciting. We have been working hard to strengthen the business not just for ourselves but for our customers as well to make us fit for the future. We are now beginning to emerge from this process with some real clarity around what we stand for as a business and what products and services we are selling.We’re continuing to invest in the industry with new products and surfaces allowing you to offer your customers the latest in colour and surface finishes. This month we are beginning to see some exciting developments from the world’s leading laminate Formica.

We’re introducing 10 popular benchtop decors from Spain and 2 new surface textures – Etchings and Honed into the core Formica range. The consumer has never been so informed and also so hungry for information to assist them in their decision making process. It’s critical that we all consider and use this insight in developing our individual business strategies. We have addressed this important consideration by launching our first ever integrated consumer campaign called My Dream Kitchen. It has been developed to help our trade customers grow their businesses by acting as a referral service for those customers who have subscribed to the programme. My Dream Kitchen is the go-to website for consumers to get practical tips and inspiration when renovating their kitchens. It includes a 3D kitchen design programme, kitchen images and themes, updates on latest global trends, finance tips, choice of materials and how to choose a builder, as well as ‘My Pantry’ – a scrapbook where consumers can collate and share inspirational images. There is currently no other consumer service in the New Zealand market like My Dream Kitchen and we are very proud to be the first to bring such a concept to fruition. We are

delighted to have partnered with market leading brands including Smeg, Blum, Kitchen Things and Mico which provides a more comprehensive suite of products and associated information for the consumer. Catering to the growing trend of electronic business that is simple, user friendly and efficient, this month we’re also introducing an exciting new service online, making it easier for trade customers to apply for a credit application with us. The new service will be available at and benefits include reduced response times from application to result, ability to access at anytime throughout the day and that customers can update changes in business details online. We should all be in the business of supporting successful customers. This will assist in growing the New Zealand kitchen, bathroom and commercial markets - and that’s certainly what The Laminex Group is committed to. Melle de Pater General Manager The Laminex Group

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What is the government plan for the future of ITO’s


ou may have heard that Minister Joyce who holds the portfolio for tertiary education recently commissioned an investigation into ITO’s to ensure the taxpayer is getting a good return on its investment in ITO’s.

public infrastructure and of course a skilled workforce. And it is the last of those, skilled workers, that is the focus of industry training.” “Government-funded industry training is all about a partnership with employers to lift the skills of the New Zealand workforce. It’s about providing workers with measurable skills and qualifications that benefit BOTH the employer and the wider New Zealand economy…”

He recently spoke at an ITO conference. Overall the Minister is very pleased with Industry Training Organisations which have responded to the necessary changes. The Minister continued to outline intentions for industry “Taxpayer-funded industry training training. occurs when both employers and “The Governments Business taxpayers benefit in lifting each Growth Agenda is all about worker to a measurably higher level providing a competitive platform of skill and opportunity.” by ensuring kiwi businesses have access to the six key ingredients “Our economy is going to need they need, to be successful: capital, more skilled workers and for innovation, natural resources, these individuals, a level four or access to markets, the necessary higher qualification is a passport to

higher earnings for them and their families right through their working lives. The government will also be looking at reviewing the funding rate for industry training and apprenticeships. We are prepared to pay more per trainee for a more productive system if that is warranted.” Summarised the proposed policy changes to industry training will encourage further development of the apprenticeship system and it will help lock in and improve results for learners and their employers. That’s crucial – because the challenging world we live in today means our businesses are going to have to be more competitive to succeed on the world stage. Materially lifting the skills of the New Zealand workforce is one crucial way in which the Government and ITO’s can assist with that challenge and help create a stronger, faster growing economy, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.” As you may have heard this government is keen to have less ITO’s. It believes that larger ITO’s can deliver on Governments and taxpayers stronger performance expectations. JITO is in discussion with three other ITO’s and the JITO Board has identified nonnegotiable merge considerations. The Directors are keen to ensure the sector will not be lost in the woodwork of a large ITO and as far as possible the identity retained. All stakeholder will be consulted with options a little further down the track. So upon that note JITO congratulates all these people who have graduated and achieved their qualification between 1 August 2011 and 22 August 2012. Our congratulations extend to the companies who have mentored and supported these people to achieve their goal. Through your efforts you are contributing to a goal in Governments Business Growth Agenda. Deb Paul Chief Executive JITO

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Graduates for year to August 2012 Alex Emmerson - Cabinetry 4 Trades Apprenticeships William Featherston - Joinery Advance Joinery Brendan Ashton - Component Machining Alloy Yachts International Limited Kyle Jennings- Joinery Arthur Brown Construction Co Ltd Benjamin Wall - Joinery Autocrat Joinery Kane Gaskin - Laminate Fabrication Benchtop Surfaces Ltd Brendan Jury - Cabinetry Cabinet Development Limited Phillip Harris - Joinery Calder Stewart Construction Luke Miers - Cabinetry Carlielle Kitchens Matthew Clark - Joinery Claim to Frame Joinery Limited Fabian Milham - Joinery Dennis Behrent Joinery Chase Langdon - Exterior Joinery Doorways Auckland Nigel Howard - Joinery Fulcrum Shopfittings Ltd Dane Stollery - Joinery Gateway Joinery 2001 Ltd Hayden Jacob - Joinery Geoff Read Ltd Travers Waters - Joinery Glacier Joinery 2005 Limited Finnegan Muir - Laminate Fabrication Graeme Faire Limited Hamish McKay - Joinery Graeme Sneddon Builders Limited Clinton TeKare - Laminate Fabrication Hamilton Laminate Specialists 1999 Ltd Darran Edwards - Cabinetry Haydn & Rollett Ltd Ryan Page - Cabinetry Heirloom Kitchens Cameron Mantell - Joinery Hokonui Kitchens & Joinery Ltd Jarod Watton - Joinery Hughes Joinery Shane McKenzie - Joinery Inex Interiors Samuel Anders - Joinery J B Joinery Ltd

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Craig Ross - Cabinetry KBL Joinery

Alan Ayres - Stairs Silverdale Stairs & Balustrades Ltd

Jeffrey Le Roux - Kitchen Design Kitchen Expo

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Mitch Mitchell - Joinery Kitchen Focus

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Isn’t it a nice feeling when the alarm goes off in the morning and the sky doesn’t hold that thick black blanket over your head. After a long cold winter with unbelievable amounts of rain, it is a relief to feel that summer is just around the corner. There has been some small glimmers too that the economic conditions in New Zealand are improving though it would be a hardy soul who claims that things are looking rosy. The recent AWISA show in Sydney was the first one since 2008. The exorbitant cost of exhibiting allied to catastrophic collapse in sales of capital equipment, meant that a lot of major exhibitions around the world were cancelled or scaled right down during this period. Australia escaped the GFC as the only major economy not to go into recession, though it seems that this was largely due to the booming resources sector and in the meantime, the local manufacturing was struggling. Similar to New Zealand, Australia suffers from Dutch disease where a high exchange rate has pressed down on local manufacturing which has been replaced with cheap imports. Attendance at the AWISA show was strong, in particular with New Zealand manufacturers crossing the ditch to look at how they can improve their operations. Dealers both here and in Australia are having to work hard to secure orders however so it would be fair to say that the market is stable but not buoyant. I have recently returned also from the IWF show in Atlanta USA. This show is smaller than pre 2008 but is recovering with all of the major players attending after sitting out 2010. Signs are looking much more positive in the US despite the press highlighting the lack of employment growth. This is not surprising however, because employment growth will be the last thing to pick up. Most businesses had mass layoffs in 2008-9 just to survive. The pain of laying off staff is still fresh and now that orders and profitability are on the improve, taking on more staff is last on the list of things to do, especially as there is still some uncertainty that this recovery will be sustained. As a result, companies will invest in equipment or outsourcing in preference to increasing staff overheads. There is a strong argument that now is the ideal time to invest in technologies which improve productivity and capability. During quiet times, it is easier to implement new technology. Buying a piece of equipment is only part of the picture. It takes time for staff to get the best out of the equipment, both in direct running, but also in terms of all the systems around it which must be developed. The benefit can then be fully utilised when the market picks up because the equipment is running at peak performance. Companies who have invested in equipment and systems will be better able to withstand competition from cheap imports as well as being in better shape to compete with less resourced competitors when the market picks up. Bring on the recovery. It can’t come soon enough. Dr Buzz

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Finally, they’re clamping down on trusts Trusts have been with us for a long time. Back in the Crusades, Knights used to transfer their assets to a reliable friend or relative before they departed for the Holy Land, on the condition that he would only use those assets for the benefit of the Knight’s family members. That is the true concept of a trust – where someone appears to be the owner of some assets, but in fact he only holds them as a guardian for someone else. Over time, trusts began to be used for different purposes, like avoiding feudal dues or forfeiture of land for crimes, keeping assets safe from creditors, disguising the true ownership of property, passing land down the family line, and defrauding innocent purchasers. The innovative uses of trusts became so widespread that by 1535 it was described in an Act of Parliament as a “great deceit”. Nothing much has changed since then. We now use trusts to put assets aside for the benefit of our dependents or some worthy cause, for reducing our income tax if we earn a lot of money, for keeping our assets out of the clutches of our creditors if we get into financial difficulty, and to enable us to make out that we are poorer than we really are, so as to qualify for Government handouts. By far the most common form of trust in New Zealand is the family discretionary trust. These have been virtually sold off the production line to middle income families for the past 20 years. Typically there are three trustees

– the husband, wife (or de facto or same sex couple), and solicitor or accountant. The beneficiaries are the husband and wife and their extended family. The husband and wife can choose whether to give anything to any beneficiary, at their total discretion. Usually the main asset in the trust is the family home, and they live in it for as long as they like. The husband and wife can change the trustees, the beneficiaries, and the terms of the trust. In short, they can do pretty much anything they want - which is the whole idea of the modern trust deed. In fact, owning assets in trust is supposed to be like being part of a property-owning syndicate, where there are strict rules as to what you can and can’t do. But most people are unaware of that. They have little knowledge of the rules, they don’t include their fellow syndicate member (the third trustee) in their decisionmaking, and once a year they sign some pro forma resolutions that their lawyer or accountant puts in front of them. In other words, they continue to treat their property as if it was their own. Naturally there are some risks in doing this. If you use a trust to defeat your creditors, cheat your domestic partner out of his/ her property after a relationship bust-up, deliberately avoid tax, or qualify for Government handouts, there are laws that enable the trust to be ignored. That can also happen where your trust is a sham, or is really only you in disguise. If there is a lot of money at stake, those laws will be enforced. But

in run-of-the-mill cases it will usually be too much effort and expense to challenge the trust. It is also doubtful whether trusts are worth the additional expense and formality involved, and whether they do produce any corresponding benefits for the average New Zealander. Some of that expense and formality disappeared when gift duty was abolished on 1 October 2011. But despite that, is your trust really producing substantial tax savings, welfare entitlements or creditor protection, or is it simply providing fees for your financial planner? The greatest problem with trusts is that they can be abused. When you see a high profile financier still driving around in his porche when he is supposed to be bankrupt, his companies are in liquidation, and his investors have lost their life savings, you begin to wonder whether trusts need to be reined in a little. Well finally, the Government is starting to wonder about that too. Consequently, the Law Commission is undertaking a comprehensive study of the use of trusts in New Zealand, and whether reform is required. They have already published five papers, and the next step will be a paper outlining the Commission’s preferred approach across the range of possible reforms to trust law. The Commission will seek feedback on the preferred options in the paper before releasing a final report and recommendations.

One possibility is that there will be criteria for determining whether a trust is genuine or not – for example, whether the trust deed allows the trustees to do what they like, whether they comply with its terms, whether they consult each other regularly and make all decisions unanimously, whether they maintain proper records, and whether they treat their nontrust and their trust property as effectively the same. Alternatively, the Government could establish general rules – such as that trusts can’t be used to defeat creditors, avoid tax or qualify for benefits. Or, the law could simply state that you can’t be both a beneficiary and a trustee under the same (or related) trusts, or that a trust where the property remains under your control, is not a trust at all. There is little doubt that reforms will follow, and that the golden age of trusts will come to an end. Just how restrictive the new laws will be, remains to be seen. ²

Geoff Hardy has 36 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Who Motivates the Motivators? “The sun is shining; the weather is sweet ... oh yeah!” This morning I look out the window of my office and see beautiful blue sky. I have walked the puppy, had my shoulders relocated after she spotted a few cats and tried to chase them, the temperature is warm, and I am finally motivated to write my column. Michael (my editor) has been brave and not hounded me for weeks so I am doing it at the last minute again. I like writing but never seem to do enough of it and only fixed deadlines seem to motivate me to put fingers to the keyboard. This is a little strange as in the past few months I have several friends, and even some strangers, come up to me and say, how much of a motivator I am. So apart from deadlines what motivated me? For those fortunate enough to attend the NKBA conference in Taupo you would have heard Angela Meyer speak. Wow! What a story and a person. Angela has done lots of things but one of the two she spoke about was setting up the infamous lycra clad dance troupe The Real Hot Bitches. (If you have a couple of minutes watch the documentary on their synchronised dance world record at it will blow you mind!). The RHB’s were so popular they spawned sister chapters in Melbourne, London, New York and Tokyo.

She also spoke of buying a yacht and sailing around the Caribbean with her husband and their 2 year old son before an ill fated trans pacific crossing, that saw her family being rescued by some dishy USA coastguard sailors. Of course that then led onto a book deal and subsequent novel. She has a motto of “Just get on with it and make it happen!” Angela stole the show at conference and really motivated me with her passion and can do attitude. What made it more impressive was that she had never done a talk like this before and was only contacted 10 days before conference started. Knowing her though, the answer was also going to be “Yeah I’ll do it.” Angela is a motivator. Her audience was motivated and infused with enthusiasm to get out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN! So I did. The week following conference I met with another friend for coffee and we developed an idea for a new business. One that involved helping people like Angela, and others like her, to develop their brands. Within 2 weeks we had made a booking for Angela to speak again and are signing up others onto our books. Watch this space... I am glad I did this as I am always looking for new projects and this one could be a lot of fun. The key was to use my motivation constructively

and to work with motivated people. I have been on various boards and committees and almost without fail there are 3 types of people. Those that want to do stuff, those that don’t want to do stuff, and those that say why you can’t do stuff. When the doers outnumber the can’t do’s, things happen. When the don’t doers outnumber the doers things happen but slowly, and when there are only no can doers nothing happens. The trick is to hang out with the can do crowd. Try it yourself. The next time you have an idea ask some friends and work colleagues what they think. Then take a note of what they say and put them into one of the 3 categories above. Then see if the idea/project happens. The next time you have an idea just tell the people who fell into the can do attitude category and then see if it happens. It is not often that we actually feel motivated to work on new projects, but at a conference and hearing a motivational speaker you really do feel inspired. But what happens? We get back to work and all the energy we had gets sucked out of us and we fall into the same routines. So what can we do? Well here is my plan for the next and every conference I go to.

Take the next few days off, and go to work. It may not sound very motivated but there is a bit more to it. By planning to be away I will be up to date with any chores, people will know I am away from work so won’t distract me. I will be motivated, I will have time and I will probably also have a few little projects to do that I picked up at conference. I managed to book a day or two this year and might have set up a new business. Finally I would just like to wish the new NKBA Exec all the best for the next year. After 5 years on the board I have stepped down as president and will be taking a lesser role before bowing out completely. It was a good time and a hard time but it was nice to meet and work with some really motivated people and I think we managed to get quite a bit done. To quote a famous Real Hot Bitch, “What we lack in talent we make up with in passion.” Tony DeLorenzo Immediate Past President NKBA Owner of Many Fingers in Many Pies

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CNC Since the launch at LIGNA in 2009, Weeke’s BHX050 Vertical CNC Processing Centre has been hugely successful, selling at more than a machine a day. Now with over 1330 satisfied customers worldwide, the BHX050 has finally arrived in New Zealand, and will be on display at Jacks’ Auckland showroom from mid September. Requiring less than 5m² the multitalented BHX050 is focused on the needs of kitchen, bathroom, wardrobe and furniture manufacturers - large and small - offering fast processing, simple operation, excellent processing quality and a great value for investment. The machine features a processing area of up to 2500mm x 850mm x 60mm. There’s a patented quick-change drill spindle system with an automatic spindle clamping to ensure correct vertical and horizontal drilling depths. A powerful 5kw router is available as an option for grooving or rebating. 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 wood¬WOP, MCC and MDE Basic, while a 3D CNCSimulator to simulate the process including collision checks. Time calculation is available as an option. Described as “the smart all-rounder for drilling, routing and grooving” the BHX050 offers fast, easy to use and very affordable CNC.

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master joiners AUCKLAND 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. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, Fax 09 270 9607, contact David Heather. 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. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, Fax 09 442 2422, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors 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, 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.

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

BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email

GBC Granite Benchtop Comany Ltd Unit 10, 1 Fraser Road, Panmure, Auckland 1741, Ph 09 527 2110, Fax 09 527 4110, contact Paul Van der Linden.

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.

Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, fax 07 847 4857, contact Paul Tottie. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, Fax 09 810 8185, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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.

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

Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, Fax 07 572 4317, contact Barry Ririnui.

JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, Fax 09 279 8988, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown.

Timber Joinery Ltd 26b Hill Street, Onehunga, Auckland, Ph 09 974 5666, Fax 09 636 5632, contact Jaden Tull. NZS4211 Affiliated.

KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, Fax 09 479 6360, contact Philip Tapp.

Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 fax 09 444 4498, contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 441 7289, Fax 09 441 7296, contact Roydon Woodcock. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/ Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated. Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, Fax 09 818 5870, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. 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.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email 2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, Fax 07 886 7662, contacts Duane & Philip Cox. Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, 07 846 0064, contact Murray Ashton. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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.

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. 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 sue@huntlyjoinery. NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, fax 07 827 3248, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, Fax 07 847 3004, contact Mark Davies.

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

Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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.

MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

MakePiece Ltd 8A Merritt St, Whakatane. 3120, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mastercraft Services (NZ) Ltd 30 Glasgow Street, Tauranga 3110, Ph 07 578 9641, Fax 07 578 1557, contact Kevin Belz. 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.

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

CENTRAL Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, Fax 06 354 6649, email tjoinery@ 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.

Prospace Designz Ltd 184 Glasgow St. PO Box 4300, Wanganui. Ph 06 345 3175, fax 06 347 6483, contact Mrs Laurie Broomhall. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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 59 Makomako Road, 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.

Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, Fax 07 870 4153, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole.

H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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


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

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

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

Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact Steve Duck.

Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley.

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

S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Gary Baker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson. Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, Fax 06 354 0077, contact Patrick Lau,

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. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, Fax 06 755 4013, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank 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. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, Fax 06 753 9098, contact Wayne Lovegrove. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph/Fax 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

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.

Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email:

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

Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster.

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

Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph/Fax 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky. Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 221 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice. 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.

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, Fax 06 843 6670, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cutting Edge Joinery Ltd 3 Sissons Road, Pakowhai, Napier, Ph 06 870 3689, Fax 06 870 3690, contact Duncan Glover. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Kent Morse. NZS4211 Affiliated. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’.

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European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass. Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. 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.

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

Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Residential Joinery Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Trevor Kilpatrick. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, Fax 04 297 2363, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Shayne (Joe) Tuapawa 26 Gardner Place, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3872, Fax 06 868 7282, contact Joe Tuapawa.

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.

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 Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, fax 06 842 2087, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, Fax 06 858 8513, contact Greg O’Kane. Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, Fax 06 843 5953, contact Craig Russell.

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. Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb.NZS4211 Affiliated. TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, Fax 04 566 0656, contact Theren Sugrue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, fax 04 478 7653, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, fax 04 564 2664, contact Julie Galyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, fax 04 494 7231, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CANTERBURY Secretary, Josie Gray 28 Carlsen Street, Burwood, Christchurch Ph 03 387 0676 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. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson., contact Dougal Anderson. 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. Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, Fax 03 388 8864, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Benchtops Plus More 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, Fax 03 961 0707, contact Mike Davidson. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. 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. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, Fax 03 354 8301, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth.

Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact David Street. G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, 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. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, Fax 03 377 3509, contact Chris Moore. Mark White Joinery 108c Shortland Street, Aranui, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 8570, Fax 03 382 8571, contacts Mark White, Graeme Rountree. 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. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. 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. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, Fax 03 348 7951, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, Fax 03 920 1020, contact Shane Boyd.

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

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

Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, Fax 03 437 1337, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph/Fax 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD Secretary, Rowan Howie PO Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 5165.

Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, Fax 03 343 5241, contact James McKeown

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.

Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. 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.

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. Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, Fax 03 441 4945, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford. 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. Otago Benchtop Specialists Ltd 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, Fax 03 477 5556, contact Peter O’Brien. Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, Fax 03 442 7595, contact Kevin Harradine. Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. 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. Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, Fax 03 442 3207, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, Fax 03 488 2615, contact Graeme Emmerson.

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

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

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

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

Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, Fax 03 688 8225, contact Warren Atwill. 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.

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

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

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

Withers Joinery 47 Perth St, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. 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. Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, Fax 03 548 0712, contact Kelvin Atkinson 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 John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. 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.

National Associate Members Biesse Group New Zealand Bostik New Zealand Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, Fax 03 443 1891, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Forbo Flooring Systems Gabbett Machinery Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd

Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, fax 03 448 8289, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand Ikon Commercial Ltd ITM Hideaway Bins Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Timspec W & R Jack Ltd

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Auckland Demand for timber joinery in Auckland during the first half of 2012 has been relatively strong. However, competition remains tight and there has been little opportunity to increase prices or margins. Auckland Master Joiners are keen to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the NZS4211 Compliant Timber Joinery programme and we have arranged a meeting with Garry McNaughton and Ken Monk during the first week of September to discuss progress to date and proposed plans for the future. We have gained further new members this year and expect that this will continue as the Compliant Timber Joinery programme gains momentum and timber joiners become further aware of the benefits that will be provided from becoming involved. – Glenn Honeybun Canterbury If I look back to what I wrote last year “Light appearing at the end of the tunnel-finally” I would have to admit it must have been glow worms as that light never appeared and the rebuild is still yet to kick off and that tunnel just continues! A handful of joiners have a steady to busy work load but there are still a majority of us that have a very inconsistent work load and are not busy. However it must be said that with the subdivisions going up all over town, especially the west side, it cannot be long before we do actually see that building start and of course see that light at the end of that very, very long tunnel and hopefully, come next time when I write this, it will be very short and sweet due to the extreme work load we all have. Something that is becoming more apparent is that it’s getting hard to find staff and, with the rebuild knocking on our back door and the need to hire more staff moving forward, it does raise some concerns. On a brighter note we are continuing to sign up new members to the extent we were forced to find a new

meeting location to allow for the growing amount of memberships. We have also made allowances in our budget for advertising – the aim here is to make people aware of us and to drive people to use a Registered Master Joiner to do their work, just like people look for a Master Builder or Master Electrician. This will most likely come in the way of radio and newspaper over a 5 month period. We had our first meeting in two years with Waitaki in Ashburton and had a great turn out. We also invited two guests – Deb Paul (JITO) and Garry McNaughton (NZS:4211). Bad debts are very low and that’s probably a reflection of the low work load around town. Finally, wrap up warm for this winter and stay positive and always look for solutions not excuses. - Nathan Moore Central I took over presidency for the central region on the 30th of May from Andrew Reilly as we have our two year rotation policy. This has also seen a few new committee members as well as a new secretary. I am honoured to be in this position and look forward to the busy times ahead. Once again the year seems to be flying by. With winter upon us, nobody seems to be reporting the traditional post winter slow down. In fact work seems to be picking up for most of our members with a lot more work out there to tender than in recent years. There have been many issues being raised about the NZS:4211 compliance testing by both our members and those from other regions. Many of these issues have been, or are being ironed out, so we will have a product that will benefit our industry and get us closer to the aluminium fabricators. May 8th saw the running of the Central Region Master Joiners Golf Tournament at Feilding golf course, which by all accounts was a great success. We had 44 tee off and hope to make it bigger

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next year. We are looking at an IT evening to be held at UCOL to get the most out of your smart phones and making them work for you in everyday business, and also our famous race day later in the year which is always a fun day. I would like to thank Andrew Reilly for his last two years as President and also Linda O’Keeffe our outgoing secretary who has done a fabulous job. – Craig Fleet Hawke’s Bay Poverty Bay As we head towards the shortest day of the year we are preparing ourselves for the annual conference to be held in our region. We hope the weather is good and we have a good turnout to enjoy our area and explore a few local attractions. There looks to be a good programme organised for us during the days in Napier. We have had a quiet year so far with only a few meetings. There have been two new members join our association during the year so we welcome them and hope they enjoy being part of our association. Workloads are fairly quiet at present with some members cutting back on their hours of work. It seems we are in for a slow winter with no real sign that things are going to improve soon. We hope they do shortly as we would hate to see any members having to lay off staff or worse still, having to close their doors. With the problems that are occurring in Europe we are waiting to see what effect if any that will flow on into New Zealand. Timber and hardware supplies have been good in our area with many hardware firms making contact to take over from The Laminex Group after they decided to concentrate on their panel products. - Rod Triplow Otago The majority of firms started the year with adequate workloads but with feelings that if they did not keep chasing work to price, the amount of forward orders could

disappear rapidly. There has been a decline in large commercial work, which has been offset by much smaller contracts, putting more pressure on in the offices. Builders in the area are also struggling to find work which has also had a flow on effect in the industry. Unpredictability of work is still causing firms to hesitate in taking on apprentices. Staff numbers are still fairly static. The biggest labour problem is still locating good experienced joiners capable of working in all areas of timber joinery. Due to the increase in joiners joining the association, this has brought an increase in having to mediate disputes between, ‘joiners, builders and the clients’. This is also causing issues on who pays and how to determine costs. We had a good turnout at our mid-year dinner held after our AGM with 41 attending, this included members, associated members and partners. It was great to see two firms from Southland and one from Central Otago attend. A good meal and night was held by all and there was much interest in our Christmas dinner to be held out of town in November. - Peter Leith Taranaki It seems that for our province Taranaki, we are moving along much the same as the last six months. The work and pricing seems to come in waves. New private dwellings are being built, but by people of the baby boomer age, the age group with the disposable income. Not many young families appear to be in the new housing market. With the interest rates staying low, there does seem to be a small upward demand from the renovation market which is good for all trades. All the talk from the financial experts seems to point to more of the same market conditions for the next two years before any great increase in growth. Most local joiners seem to have work and are not looking to take on more staff, if they were

reports from the branch presidents 21 June 2012 available. There does not appear to be anyone considering laying staff off which is good. Let’s now move on through the winter months and hope the summer encourages people to start spending money on their homes. - Roger Paul Waikato Bay of Plenty Hotch Potch ... that would be how I would describe the current feeling in the Waikato BOP. Global uneasiness continues to affect New Zealand as a nation. We watch Europe as they deal with several nations that risk bankrupting themselves. Then we have to wait and see what the USA is doing as they try to trade their way out of economic turmoil. One economist advises that they need to find another planet to trade with, to get themselves out of the mire as the world economy isn’t big enough! Still, New Zealand seems to be getting itself sorted for what is going on in the world and is looking at another couple years of “grumbly growth”, but it is growth. We got a budget that lends some promise and hopefully a bit of feel good as we certainly would welcome that. It’s a mixed response from the Waikato BOP membership. Some members are expanding, hiring staff and looking at work that goes right through to Christmas whilst others have little to no work, just keeping their staff with enough to do. I would say the average level of confidence is more optimistic than pessimistic. Most have had starts to 2012 that does not compare to the past few years with consistent orders and the business decision of whether to take on more staff or not. Many are opting on the cautious approach and trying to deal with workloads with current staffing levels. Pricing and margins are still featuring frequently in replies both in commercial and residential areas of our market. Competition is good for an industry, but when will some learn that doing something for nothing, is not a sustainable business model. Debt

collection is also on the rise in member’s comments as payments are dragged beyond expectations so vigilance is necessary. Training of apprentices is still a topic that needs some serious consideration. There are some great schemes available out there offered by government departments that give monetary incentive to an employer to take on a new trainee. One member in our region has benefited to the tune of $10,000 with two new staff members which is useful to any business. A new training facility in the Waikato is also currently under design so hopefully this will add to a trainees experience as they learn our trade. Suppliers are saying the market place is better than it has been in some time. Though Waikato and BOP is not setting the world on fire, it is a feeder to the Auckland market which does seem to be showing good sign of improvement. Pricing and margin again feature as does difficulty of debt collection in line with member’s comments, so it seems to be an industry wide issue. Getting value back into product, rather than being focussed solely on price alone, is also mentioned. It’s interesting times for us here in the Waikato BOP. The agricultural industry is coming off two good years, though much of their focus has been on debt reduction rather than spending. Our horticultural industry, or more so Kiwifruit, has been decimated with PSA so one wouldn’t expect a new kitchen or door for their home would be their primary concern. Traditionally these sectors have fuelled growth in our region so it does show that whilst these are very important markets, our business landscape is changing. Where it is going I’d love to look into the crystal ball but hopefully it is up. - Liam Wackrow Waitaki Workloads vary throughout our region, with some members experiencing quieter times, while others have remained steady.

Looking forward, most members have good workloads ahead of them, with some members having up to 5 months forward work. Those involved in commercial work are finding things tougher with a lack of bigger contracts around. As yet we are not seeing anything from the Canterbury rebuild. Members have generally given up trying to predict when this will start to flow through. Until this work begins, there will continue to be a level of uncertainty in our area. Staffing levels are remaining consistent at the moment, although there are concerns that it will only get more difficult to source staff once the rebuild in Canterbury begins. Two members have indicated that they are considering apprentices in the near future. There are currently no issues with the supply of materials, the only comments being that some material out of the North Island can be slow at times and that some of the benchtop companies are starting to drag the chain. Many members are commenting that payments are slow at the moment. Waitaki has just recently farewelled long-time members Neville and Michelle Kitchen from Joinery Zone in Timaru. They have recently sold their business and relocated to Queenstown. Neville remains in the joinery industry and is now working for a Queenstown joinery business. NZS:4211 remains a point of interest for many of our members. We are all looking forward to seeing the new system implemented. This has been a massive undertaking by those who have driven it and we commend them for their efforts. – Gary Firman

have good workloads in front of them and others are going from week to week, which of course reflects upon our workloads. Most members are reporting steady workloads and are saying that they are certainly under no pressure to complete contracts. Tendering and pricing is very competitive and we are finding that some builders and architects are getting two prices or more per job. In one case recently there were seven prices out for one kitchen, and there were only two builders pricing the job. Material and hardware supplies don’t seem to be a problem. Pricing from suppliers has been very competitive. Staff numbers seem to be steady with little movement, but most members are saying that when someone leaves, they are not replacing them immediately and there seems to be a few people looking for work. Cash flows and debt collection have remained steady, although there have been a few building or development businesses close down, or go into liquidation, in the last four months. Traditionally work quietens down at this time of year but it is a bit slower than normal. All we can do is hope things pick up for the rest of the year and hope that the worsening debt crisis outside of NZ doesn’t have too big an impact on us. – Bruce Scandlyn

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The new Leitz App offers the complete Leitz product range via Smartphone and tablet computers. It allows users to access the LeitzLexicon, Edition 6, from their mobile devices quickly and easily. The application is available in German and English and can currently be downloaded on Android Smartphones [ leitz/] and iPads [ id507980685?mt=8]. The app will also be available for the iPhone and Android Tablet in the near future. In addition to accessing the Lexicon, the new Leitz App provides a number of other functions. Orders for Leitz tools can be completed and submitted for expedited delivery. Under the “Worldwide” menu, users will find a route planner that shows the fastest way to the nearest Leitz facility and provides all contact details. Another option allows for quick and easy access to the Leitz YouTube channel. The App also offers a virtual sliding rule, which allows users to calculate cutting speed, feed speed, cutting distance and other important machine data for their tools on their Smartphone or tablet.



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joiners Magazine Sept 2012  

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

Joiners Magazine Sept 2012  

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