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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

September 2013

high storage swing slide lift & roll

invisible joins edgebanding at its best

supreme awards night for Papakura Joinery

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art gallery 13 COVER Greenlam decorative laminate from Gibson Veneer & Plywood see p77.

The Auckland Art Gallery has seen many of those contributing to its construction receiving awards and accolades the latest being Papakura Joinery for their magnificient work on what are some of the most visual parts of the gallery.

Photo courtesy of Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 New President Andrew Bellamy introduces himself and speaks of the need to rebuild as our economy grows. Laminex NZ Update 12 Melle de Pater assesses how fortunate we are in New Zealand and suggests how we can keep it that way. Dr Buzz 32 Duncan Such focuses on laser edgebanding technology and whether it will change the game. Due Process 82 Geoff Hardy informs us that kiwis have one of the highest rate of timeshare ownership in the world - and what to look out for. A view from both sides 83 Tony DeLorenzo talks about showrooms - what they are and what they should be.

above the bench 21 Utilising space in kitchens has always been the art of kitchen design. The space above the bench has its own peculiarities. We look at some of the options.

invisible joins 30 R&D in edgebanding at the moment seems to be in achieving and keeping joins invisible. We canvas those manufacturing and selling the machines and the tape for their views.

Nelson conference 56 Things were pretty upbeat at this years Master Joiners Conference in Nelson. Bob Nordgren gives us his report and we have pictures of the various award winners.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 12 Trade Directories - 86 JITO news - 84 Product Focus - 92 Classifieds - 95

perfecting profiles 70 A joint venture between the Master Joiners organisation and MJM McNaughtons, JMF NZ Ltd has developed a suite of compliant timber joinery to meet NZS 4211 standards and government and council demands.

Win a trip to Milan ... page 48 JOINERS Magazine September 2013 page 3

from the presidents desk

goodbye to a long winter


s I settle into my new president’s role, this is a good opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Andrew Bellamy. I am a joiner by trade with 20 years experience and have a real passion for our industry. I was born in the Wellington region and moved to Dunedin in 1995 where I married my wife, Tania. I am the General manager for ‘Wood Solutions’ an Otago based joinery company with 16 staff members. I have been on the National Master Joiners executive since 2008 and believe we have a fantastic organisation with a very positive future. As we move into the last third of 2013 and the days start to grow longer it is hard to establish if the economic winter is over or not. Some regions are trending upwards in our industry but many are still quiet or up and down. Long term forecasts are definitely much brighter with increased housing required, especially in the Auckland region and the Christchurch rebuild which will ramp up at some point soon. Looking at new dwelling consents for Canterbury, up 51% from the same period last year, one must start to become more optimistic and start to hope the region has moved to the next phase. With our industry starting to move in a forward direction once again we need to focus on rebuilding both within business and as an industry. The last few years have seen a steady decrease in the capacity of the construction sector. If we as Joiners want to capitalize on the future ahead we need to start training and rebuilding our workforce. The skill shortage will seriously affect our ability to service our clients’ needs, opening our industry to more imported products. As our workload starts to increase we must look to training. It is encouraging to see that apprentice numbers have increased, partly due to the government offered incentive and partly the increased activity within the industry. This trend needs to continue for us to meet future staffing needs. Our 2013 Master Joiners conference in Nelson was all around another great success. We had a record number of members and fantastic support from our sponsors and suppliers. The annual conference is a great opportunity to talk to others from with the industry, share ideas, learn, relax and meet new contacts. To any new member or members that have not been to conference for a few years, I seriously urge you to consider this opportunity, you will gain something and most definitely enjoy yourself. The Master Joiners Awards for 2013 were spectacular. The level of workmanship and the quality of the entries was outstanding. These awards showcase what a fabulous industry we are involved in and show the amazing level of quality that Master Joiners can deliver. Congratulations to all that entered and received awards and thank you to all our sponsors that continue to support these awards. Take some time to look at the prize winners showcased within this latest Joiner’s magazine. With the release of the new JMF ‘compliant timber joinery’ manuals in full swing it is great to see the past few years of dedication from our JMFNZ directors coming together to give us this amazing product and opportunity. Now it is time for members to promote and use this tool to grow the timber joinery market, advertise the benefits of our tested system and promote the benefits of timber joinery. The more we all do to build this brand the more the brand will do for us. Finally I would like to thank Rhys Powell for his hard work and the great job he has done over the past two years as president. Andrew Bellamy President Registered Master Joiners.

Fellow life members attending the presentation to Roy Reid at the Conference in Nelson. From left Roger Aburn, Bill Foote, Roy Reid and Tony Keeper.

Roy Reid gets life Roy Reid attended the first meeting of the South Canterbury/North Otago JMA in Timaru on 3rd October 1974. At the second meeting in November 1974 he was elected Vice President. The association name was changed in 1975 to Waitaki Joinery Manufacturers’ Association and Roy served as President from 1976 to 1978, and again from 1993 to 1995 and then chaired the committee who organised the NZJMF Annual Conference in Oamaru in 1976. In June 1979 Roy was appointed to the Apprentice Committee by the Dept of Labour, and has trained and advised on the training of apprentices ever since. Roy was appointed to the JITO Board in 1999 where he served until 2007 although he did try to escape prior to that, citing retirement. From 2004 to 2008 Roy also undertook the role of a JITO training advisor in Christchurch where he was held in very high esteem by the joinery fraternity for his industry knowledge and business skills, which he was able to use to guide employers through the apprenticeship mentoring process. He sat on numerous advisory groups for the development and review of apprenticeship qualifications to ensure they were current and fit for purpose. Over the last couple of years Roy has bought his skills and knowledge to the advisory panel overseeing the rewrite of the JITO machinery text book. In recognition of his long and distinguished service to the joinery industry, Master Joiners took great pleasure in presenting Roy Reid with Honorary Life Membership at the Awards Dinner in Nelson. 


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joinery awards supreme winner

Laminex launch Choice Rewards


top apprentices

aminex New Zealand has launched Choice Rewards, a new market leading loyalty programme designed to reward all of it’s trade customers for their custom and ongoing business. The Choice Rewards programme has got off to a flying start with 350 customers signing up in the first three weeks of launch.

Joshua Ellery of Terra Firma Joinery in Opononi took out the Best Timber Project, was the Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill and the Peoples Choice winner.

“As market leaders in our i n d u s t r y, L a m i n e x N Z i s always looking for new ways to strengthen our relationship with our customers and drive sales growth, says Jared Dinneen, National Marketing Manager. “That’s why we’ve created Choice Rewards as our way of saying “thank you” for choosing products from Laminex NZ. It’s an extremely flexible programme so customers can choose something for their b u s i n e s s , s t a ff , b u s i n e s s associates or themselves.”

Jim Irvine of Papakura Joinery accepts the Supreme Award for his company’s work on the extension and refurbishment of the Auckland Art Gallery. See page 13 for the story behind the award.

Customers who sign up to the Choice Rewards loyalty programme can earn points whenever they purchase a product from Laminex New Zealand, and their points are updated daily so they can start earning points straight away. Customers can earn extra points when they participate in Choice Rewards promotions and double their points for every purchase over and above their bonus target for the year. The Choice Rewards catalogue includes a wide range of items to choose from including hardware, gadgets, kitchenware, technology, sports equipment, home ware, travel, experiences and more – so much choice! To find out more contact your Laminex New Zealand representative or visit www.

... and celebrate 30 years of Melteca


Jonathan Browne from H R Jones & Co in Feilding won the award for Best Fitment. Go to page 57 for pictures and winners in other categories.

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ext month Laminex New Zealand is celebrating 30 years of the Melteca brand. Since its launch in 1983 Melteca has been an NZ made product which has grown over the years to become a market leading predecorated panel that’s a regular feature in kitchens across the country. Versatility has been the key to its success. With a varied design-leading colour palette, a durable melamine surface on both sides, and a huge range of potential applications from cupboards, drawers, shelving, furniture and vertical applications, unsurprisingly Melteca is Laminex New Zealand’a biggest seller. “Melteca is one of those brands, like Formica, that’s become synonymous with the product category”, says Teresa Walsh,

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Category Manager, Laminex New Zealand. “No one talks about LPL anymore – it’s Melteca all the way. The product has evolved over the last 30 years and our designers have developed it to appeal to a more fashion led market matching it to our Formica and Laminex ranges. And because its made in Hamilton we can turn round most orders within two days – our customers love that!” Each colour in the Melteca range has matching PVC or ABS edging. It is available in a naturale, pearl, stipple or Puregrain finish with select colours also available in HiGloss. For further information and finish options go to

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PROWOOD MACHINERY LTD is please to advise the appointment of Andre’ Mulder to the position of Technical Services Coordinator. Andre’ will be managing the Technical Services Department responsible for new machine installations, maintenance service programs, onsite breakdowns and factory relocations. Andre is well known to the woodworking industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position from mechanical, pneumatic and electrical trouble shooting. PROWOOD recognise the need to take on its own staff to ensure a programme of after sales service is implemented to ensure customers machines are maintained to the highest level. You can contact Andre directly to discuss in more detail the services we are offering. 027 410 0598 

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tooling supplier expands service

Sales consultant Simon Joyce, left, with Tony Hinz, Thode’s Christchurch Branch Manager.

Thode acquires By-Ray Christchurch Thode Knife & Saw is pleased to announce their purchase of By-Ray Christchurch. All of the existing staff, machinery and tooling products have been relocated to 141 St Asaph St in Thode Knife & Saws factory and the good news is that Thode is only a couple of doors down the road from where By-Ray was located. Combined with Thode’s well-known technical and quality service the addition of By-Rays extensive range of products and expertise in the joinery and metal industries greatly improves the range of supply and service available. Leading the team is Tony Hinz who is a highly qualified and vastly experienced saw doctor with the rest of our team being specialists in the timber processing, joinery, plastics and metal industries. Simon Joyce, who was the branch manager of By Ray and is a qualified cabinet maker, will now be our technical sales specialist, so along with a much greater range of product and expertise now available Thode will be much better placed to serve your needs. From dedicated supply and servicing to the manufacture of specific products we will work with you to meet your requirements. Over the next few weeks a member of our team will visit you to run through all the changes and review your requirements going forward, however if you have an immediate need give us a call on 03 365 3690 or better still call in to see us at our St Asaph St branch. 

clean surfaces to live and work on Represented in New Zealand by Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd (GVP), Australasia’s first complete range of antibacterial laminates, Greenlam Laminates Safeguard™ Plus is a unique range of surface laminates that retard the growth of nearly 99% of surface bacteria. Greenlam Laminates have taken an innovative step by becoming the first manufacturer of anti-bacterial laminates and by November 2012 had completely converted their entire range of HighPressure Laminates to be anti-bacterial. “Our decision to introduce anti-bacterial laminates to the market was borne from our desire to make a positive impact on the world around us,” said Umakant Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, Greenlam Asia Pacific. “The introduction added another layer of benefit not only for our customers, but for anyone who comes into contact with the product. Kitchens, restaurants, schools, kindergartens, offices and hospitals are all places where the spread of bacteria can have an extremely adverse effect. With Safeguard Plus, bacteria is eradicated before it has the chance to spread, meaning cleaner homes, offices, schools and potentially less sick people.” Greenlam are known for their wide range of chic and stylish designs and unique textures, suitable for any decorative surface. GVP have committed to a core range of ex stock designs locally and can source to order any of the wider range available. For more information on Greenlam visit: To receive further details on the range designs, certifications and Greenstar ratings please contact Gibson Veneer & Plywood Ltd

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Auckland tooling supplier Blade and Tool Services (now renamed BTS KeenEdge) recently purchased the assets of By-Ray’s Auckland branch which ceased business in July this year. BTS KeenEdge Managing Director Howard Foote said the purchase included By-Rays stock on hand plus three CNC tooling cutter grinders. “The purchase, particularly of the grinders has vastly improved the service and high quality sharpening we are able to offer our client base in terms of turn around and delivery and will also enable us to take on more business without impacting on current service. Along with our recent acquisition of the KeenEdge agency this means we now have the potential to be one of the larger tooling manufacturing and sharpening businesses in the region and have the ability to extend our service orientated philosophy to a wider client base.” BTS KeenEdge welcome your enquiry and can be contacted on freephone 0800 509 909 or via their website at 

Machine guarding guide now available The Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment have announced the availability of the Ergonomics of Machine Guarding Guide on the Business Government NZ Health & Safety group website. The Guide is supported by an online machine guard calculator. The Guide is a revision of the 1979 guide that was published by the Department of Labour. This publication was revoked in 2013 and replaced with this updated guide. The Ergonomics of Machine Guarding Guide sits with the Safe Use of Machinery project and will be part of the new suite of material that is being developed. It will also support the Best Practice Guidelines on Safe Use of Machinery. To view the guide and calculator go t o : h t t p : / / w w w. g o v e r n m e n r. c o . n z / healthandsafetygroup/informationguidance-items/ergonomics-of-machineguarding/multipagedocument all pages Copies can be ordered by calling their Contact Centre on 0800 20 90 20

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From The Publisher

The best in products & services The Auckland Art Gallery project wins again with the Supreme Award in this year’s Master Joiners Awards. Not surprising considering the various international and local accolades it has already received. We have full coverage of the all the Award winners and the Conference in this bumper issue. The standard once again has been outstanding with some 100 entries, a record, being received. Talking of standards, of particular interest from the Conference was the launch of the NZS4211 manual: another important step forward for the Master Joiners and their burgeoning membership. We have a commentary on this from the Master Joiners that should be of interest to all. The emergence of the so called invisible finish in the edgebanding scene gets some coverage in this issue as well. This is an important development with where it will lead yet to be determined. There are a variety of design and manufacturing possibilities on the plate: it really is a case of watch this space. The days of above benchtop storage being characterised by cupboards alone are gone. Lift up systems, roller doors and slide doors are now become the fashion if not the norm. The leading manufacturers of these systems show us that they are more than just bells and whistles: storage areas are an essential element of the modern kitchen design alongside utility, space and colour and how you access them is vital. On the broader front the last year has also been a time of change. The Christchurch redevelopment is going forward with gusto, the Auckland scene is ready but still not truly underway. Businesses are positioning themselves and gearing up for expected growth. New products, new agencies and new directions abound. Cautious optimism is slowly giving way to a broader sense of sustainable growth. With the apparent serious shortage of tradespeople, for those already involved there appear to be good but still challenging times ahead. We at JOINERS Magazine have now completed 18 years of publishing and will continue to capture these changes and bring you the best in products and services available. Read on and enjoy Bob Nordgren

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New Chair for CIC

Häfele app now available on android Apple’s monopoly in the tablet PC market is long gone. Market researchers recently announced that more Android tablets might be sold this year than Apple’s iPad for the first time ever. To meet these new requirements and meet the needs of our customers, Häfele now offer the Catalogue App for Android mobile devices allowing our customers to have “The Complete Häfele” at their fingertips. The App can be found in the Google Play Store by searching for the term “Häfele”, and can be downloaded for free from all over the world. The Android App has the same functions, contents and designs as the popular iPad app. All catalogues and brochures of the iPad app are immediately accessible on the Android version without any additional effort as both use identical data. The Android app is supported on all mobile devices, e.g smartphones and mini tablets, with Android Version 2.2 or higher. 

2014 Wall Planner

Alex Cutler, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council, has been elected Chair of the 36 member Construction Industry Council, a pan industry group that represents most of the country’s building trade organisations. She succeeds Pieter Burghout, who is resigning as CEO of BRANZ Ltd to take up the position of General Manager Canterbury Operations with Fletcher Building. Ms Cutler said following her election that the industry was currently faced with a number of issues. Among them are housing affordability, a review of the Standards setting process, the materials construction markets inquiry, security of payment in the event of building company liquidations, a gathering crisis in respect of skills availability for the Christchurch rebuild and the projected surge in Auckland house building. “The Council’s aim is to be a conduit for exchanges between the industry and the public sector on these issues in a bid to find solutions which advance government and consumer objectives, while enhancing the commercial vitality of the industry. Boom and bust cycles lie at the heart of a number of problems the industry faces. A potential large upturn is on the way. This lends some urgency to resolving these issues in a manner that sets a good platform for future stability of the sector.”

“We’re on the move”

year round exposure The ever popular JOINERS Magazine Wall Planner will again be distributed free to readers with our December issue. Current advertisers have preference but there are still likely to be a couple of spots available. Contact us on 09 624 4680 if you are interested. 

After 12 years of supplying hardware to the Marine, Boatbuilding and Cabinet Making industries from their premises in Target Road Glenfield, Pete and the team at Technical Equipment Supplies are packing their bags and moving down the road. From Monday 26th August 2013 you will find them at 3 Cherry Lane (off Porana Road), Glenfield next to Animates. Ph 09 444 9914 /

BuildNZ/DesignEX 2013 decidely positive trade show worth the visit


his show for the trades run by XPO Exhibitions at the Auckland ASB Showgrounds in late June was, although compact, well patronised. The range of products and services on offer was wide and varied. It was interesting to note the appearance of Knauf the German board manufacturer who have made their presence felt

in Christchurch in recent times. There were suppliers both big and small offerings for both design and interiors as well as building and construction. The atmosphere was decidedly positive – a good look for the rest of 2013. Features and presentations over the three days of the event included Educational Sessions from Master Builders

and the Toolbox Seminars from Certified Builders as well as offerings from the Green Building Council on what an affordable home could look like and Prefab NZ with a look at New Zealand’s changing demographic challenges. On the design side there were presentations from the NZ Institute of Architects,

the Auckland Council Strategy & Research Department and technical sessions from Splash! NZ as well as a ‘Made in Germany’ pavilion hosted by the NZ German Business Association. Altogether a well presented, interesting trade show worth the visit. Bob Nordgren



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Laminex New Zealand

update Stay strong New Zealand – you’ve never had it so good So September is upon us and I've been writing this column for just over a year now. During that time, I've learnt a lot about this market, the unique Kiwi business culture, and rapidly evolving economic climate. As part of a global organisation, I like to make international comparisons, and I recently came back from America where I met with some of my contemporaries from Asia, the US, Australia and Europe. It was interesting to listen to the challenges they're facing - how different they are to the issues here at home. It made me realise how good we have it here in New Zealand. We have some very unique opportunities with the Christchurch rebuild and a housing shortage in Auckland that make our market a great place to be doing business right now. But it pays to keep your eyes open and stay alert. External players have noticed this too and are already vying for a piece of the action. This is only too clear to see with the recent JV between Kiwi company, Arrow International and China State Construction, China's largest construction company. And the danger this poses is that the opportunities presented by our buoyant market get sucked straight out of our economy with Kiwi businesses losing out. After all, overseas organisations such as these have little interest in helping to improve the NZ economy. So how do we help ourselves? How do we ensure we keep our own market stable and strong? The answer is to stay strong, support each other and move from a price driven mentality to a 'value add' offer that focuses on having the best expertise, exceptional service, and great products with the backing of robust warranties. Here at The Laminex Group, we've been quietly preparing for the fight, getting our business in shape to be fit for the future, ready to maximise the opportunities that we are so fortunate to have in our market. We've got a strong culture of loyalty and reward in the country and we know it’s important to thank our customers for their business and make them feel appreciated - all of them. That's why we launched our Choice Rewards programme a few weeks ago, because we understand jut how important it is to build strong relationships with our customers. We're also ensuring that our NZ manufacturing facilities are getting the support they need to drive extra revenue. We are committed to supporting our Superfine Particleboard product that is manufactured in our super-efficient Taupo plant and pleased to be celebrating 30 years of our Hamilton plant which operates 24/7 to produce Melteca - our biggest seller. So get ready. Work on your long term strategy focusing on the things that matter most in this market, by doing so you will not only protect your own business interests, but by making it as difficult as possible for foreign businesses to get a foothold in this market, you will help protect the New Zealand economy as well. Melle de Pater General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Master Joiners Awards 2013 - Supreme Award - Papakura Joinery Ltd

unparalleled excellence Even against some very stiff competition this year’s Master Joiners Supreme Award winner is pretty much in a class of its own. The new Auckland Art Gallery has been widely recognised since its completion as a truly world class facility. A key player in the construction process were this year’s winner Auckland based Papakura Joinery Ltd with the manufacture of the already iconic Kauri canopies and columns, an integral part of the new look gallery. Much has been written about this project (including an article by this magazine in December 2011) and it has received accolades worldwide including those from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and most recently as a finalist in the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards for 2013. JOINERS Magazine spoke with Jim Irvine who was the project manager at Papakura Joinery to explore the particular challenges at a people level that faced Papakura Joinery in carrying out this project. The tendering process for this commission were undertaken in August 2008 with the final approval in November of that year. “Papakura Joinery got the nod to build twenty two full pods some 9.3 m by 4.8m weighing up to two tonnes each, six half pods and twenty three columns up to fifteen metres high,” recalls Jim. “About 250 cubic metres or 66,000 lineal metres of so called ’bush’ Kauri was used - ‘An iconic timber for an iconic building’ - Auckland Council said.” “This was the ultimate challenge. When you are asked to make something new and ‘never seen before’, near perfect planning and execution skills are required: it demanded a master level of timber joinery.”

“The winning entry is a project that had to overcome huge planning and logistics. The end achievement has resulted in workmanship second to none, and of unparalleled excellence.” Judges comment The logistics involved were daunting. To complete what was estimated to be at least a two year construction process they were going to need more manpower, more skills and critically more space to build and store the componentry. To meet the demands of

this project and allow Papakura Joinery to function normally, a whole new factory was commissioned on a leased site some five kilometres away. It had 8000 square feet for construction and another 4000 square feet for storage. All this was carried in preparation to commence actual construction which got the nod in May 2009. “Papakura Joinery normally has about 25 employees but for this project over the two years we needed another 25 employees. This was a major financial commitment for the firm and furthermore, they couldn’t be just any employees. We needed builders, joiners, cabinetmakers, boat builders including specialists in wood bending, as well as labourers.” comments Jim. (continued over page) JOINERS Magazine September 2013 page 13

The view from Albert Park.

Clockwise from top left: 1. Temporary factory with canopy substructure assemblies. 2. Substructure lamination clamping. 3. Part of compound curve requiring steam bending. 4. Interlocking corners

“Critical to this factory set up was one man in particular: Cameron Wintle. A joiner by trade, a National Skills winner and seventh at the Skills Olympics, his insights and skills during the construction phase were crucial .”

The Kauri encased columns supporting the Kauri canopies presented a range of new challenges for Papakura Joinery. These columns were some fifteen metres tall with a curved trunk like appearance. Each column has a layer of 18mm thick Kauri over a 20mm sub structure. These sections were separated by four vertical steel bars and negatively detailed for appearance sake. Each quarter has five pieces of Kauri finely glued together to produce the rounded column attached to the substructure. In the middle was a water down pipe. “Meeting the specification was a real challenge for as the column rose so the diameter kept changing.” points out Jim. Each of the 15 metre columns was made in three parts: two 5.5m sections and one 3.8m section.

This construction process was unusual as well with the canopies having to be built upside down on four specially constructed tables each exactly 200mm less than the full shape. This was important to allow for a 150mm timber sub frame and laminated curved ply shape, the substrate to which the finished Kauri would be fixed to. The Kauri board negative details’ accuracy could not be more than 0.1mm on an interlocking corner and all the fixings had to be concealed which was achieved using screws and glue. Interestingly, the specs called for a fire rated finish which was eventually found and supplied by Firepal Kidd. “Like the inside of a billionaire’s yacht we too had to make mock ups of each fabricated section to send to the architects (fjmt + archimedia) for approval. Frugality was a key word here too as with a ½ pod using up half a Kauri log in a mock up and some 250 cubic metres in total being used – up to ten years domestic supply – we had to be very careful.” It was not an entirely smooth process and it was very demanding. Continuity of timber supply which came from Northland and the Coromandel area needed oversight as well as the constant grading and selection process for each canopy to ensure a unified look based on colour and grain. The necessary attention to detail was huge. Each board had to be considered individually, manufactured then

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“This project was as much about running a team of diversely talented people successfully as it was about the finished product. In my view one undoubtedly led to the other.” says Jim.

Fifteen metre kauri encased columns support the impressive kauri canopy.

adjusted on its base with surgical precision. To keep on schedule a double shift regime saw the factory operational for up to 18 hours a day. “Each of the canopies was constructed in eight pieces” comments Jim “and these had to be stored in reverse order awaiting the call to deliver to the site where Wallace Construction took over with the installation process. This all sounds easy but it required significant administrative skills as well.”

One comment that acknowledges the projects’ complexity was from principle contractor and installer Hawkins Construction who described it as - “... what has to be considered the most complex joinery project in recent times.” A deserved winner of the ultimate accolade within the joinery industry. 

Note: Papakura Joinery Ltd also won the Best Specialty, Stairs, Bar/Counter Fitment Category as well as the Auckland Regional Award at the 2013 Master Joiner Awards.

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The Hettich Scholarship Plan Design Realise At the recent 2013 Master Joiners and NKBA Conferences, Hettich announced two new Scholarships they are introducing. With Hettich Germany this year celebrating being in business for 125 years and Hettich New Zealand celebrating 25 years - Hettich NZ, who are passionate about the joinery industry want to ensure it stays strong for the next 25 years and beyond. With shortages of skilled labour in New Zealand plus the threat of offshore manufacturing, Hettich want to do something that gives back to the New Zealand market and invests in the future of the joinery and design sectors – thus creating The Hettich Scholarship – Plan, Design, Realise. The Scholarships are aimed at high achieving school leavers and design students to make them more aware of joinery and kitchen/ bathroom design as a career.The best applicants from each will receive a Hettich experience with product training, catalogues and industry related tours. They will be assisted by Hettich and either JITO or the NKBA to find a job in their local area for a maximum of three months which is where they will get a real feel for the industry and what it offers. If they then gain full-time employment from the work placement, Hettich will pay $3000 toward their apprenticeship / student fees. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Master Joiners and NKBA Conferences. Hettich will be offering these scholarships every year on-going to further cement their commitment to the joinery sector.

Hettich launches ArciTech to their Endorsed Showrooms Hettich have officially launched the new ArciTech drawer system in New Zealand to the Hettich Endorsed showrooms with two events – one in Auckland and the other in Wellington. Both event venues were awash with the colour blue. Blue lighting, blue carpet, blue flashing cocktails and three large black mysterious stands with blue bows around them. Anticipation and excitement was in the air. As the guests arrived, they had time to mix and mingle, have a chat and enjoy a drink and some canapés before Mike Cross, Hettich NZ Country Manager, got the evening underway with a big welcome to everyone. At the Auckland event, he introduced Catherine Courcel, Regional Director of Hettich Holdings in Germany, who said a few words and finally Richard Abela, Managing Director of Hettich New Zealand and Australia,who gave a presentation about Hettich and announced that ArciTech was here and available. Finally, the black covers were pulled away and the new drawer system – ArciTech - was revealed. Customers had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the award winning drawer and experience the smoothness, strength and flexibility first hand with Hettich staff close by to answer questions and provide any necessary information. A bit more food and chatter and the events came to a close. Two very special evenings were enjoyed by all, with

Above - Hettich NZ manager Mike Cross welcomes guests to the event, and below technical specialist Grant Waugh explains the ArciTech movement.

customers very impressed and effusive about ArciTech and the evenings. As the exclusive three month purchase period for Endorsed Showrooms comes to and end, the ArciTech drawer will be available to all joiners and cabinetmakers to purchase from November. If you have any questions or would like further information please contact your local representative or call our talented customer services team on 0800 HETTICH 

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lifting, sliding, swinging, rolling

above the bench - which works the best and where Kimberley Archer designers comment When it comes to incorporating overhead storage into the kitchen or laundry, designer Kimberley Archer looks at the space involved, what the client is trying to achieve and the operating budget When asked the old form and function question the answer is simple - it has to work and the end result must look good. Kimberley who practises from St Helliers in Auckland says that overhead kitchen storage is often complicated

by appliance requirements with hob and extraction systems often being restrictive. Utilising these area with such things as sliding doors behind cooktops or specialist options for narrow spaces provide excellent options but do add extra cost to the kitchen, so depend on a clients pockets. When questioned about preferences in lifting, sliding, swinging or rolling, Kimberley understandably referred to horses for courses and the particular situation, but did comment that she had recently attended a Hettich seminar and is excited by some of the sliding options

coming on stream from them which offer very good options in this area. For Kimberly though as important as being able to use and access space is the manner in which it is lit, with mood and task lighting being high on her list to achieving the best workable kitchens Over the next few pages we look at what is on offer from leading suppliers providing convenient and practical access to these areas. ďƒŒ



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EKU-FRONTINO 20 & 40 flush fitted sliding door system for furniture


he new EKU-FRONTINO 20 & 40 sliding system from Häfele is the flush fitting hardware solution for one and two-door cabinets, sideboards or wall units, and can be flexibly used in kitchens, living rooms or office areas.

With EKU-FRONTINO 20 & 40, handles can be freely positioned anywhere on the front panel or dispensed with altogether. The advantage of this is better ergonomics and therefore noticeably easier door opening. The door fronts slide gently over each other and soft-close with precision and when closed, the two sliding doors are completely flush, merging into an elegant exterior. Creative freedom to spare There are few creative boundaries with EKUFRONTINO 20 & 40. Top or bottom-running (20kg version only) solutions can be realised with a single hardware system. The top-running application is suitable for wall units in modern, design-oriented kitchens and the sliding system is concealed with a maximum panel weight of 40kg. The bottom-running solution is suitable for high quality cabinets, sideboards in living and office areas up to a weight capacity of 20kg.

The sliding technology is discreetly concealed beneath and on top of the cabinet and the tracks of the EKU-FRONTINO 20 & 40 can be manufactured to the right dimensions meaning furniture can be flexibly designed up to a maximum width of 2400mm - no timeconsuming cabinet modifications are required. All the EKU- FRONTINO systems can be planned using the ‘EKU Planning Tool’ available at – simply enter your cabinet measurements and the tool will advise which sets to order and even what lengths to cut the running tracks. Benefits of FRONTINO 20 & 40 • Flush design without door offset • Extremely convenient operation – ergonomic opening design and flexible • Top running applications without a groove in the floor • Flexible cabinet widths – rail set can be shortened individually • Efficiency and cost-effectiveness – no cabinet modifications required • A multi-faceted product range – one hardware system for top and bottom running applications 

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above bench storage Hettich has a myriad of options available The Cosario Unit, an organisation system for wall cabinets, with a modern and sleek design that provides valuable additional storage space. When opened, the bottom level swings out to provide access to the second level which remains horizontal. Everything is instantly within easy reach, neatly arranged and stowed away again just as quickly after use. Vertico Mono is an extremely popular sliding-door system that is perfect for above bench-topstorage to hide away the items you don’t want to see. This vertical sliding door system is precision-guided in an inset aluminium profile with an invisible counter-weight that runs silently along the cabinet rear panel. It has a single door but a variable look and is perfect for hiding toasters, microwaves and such behind to create a tidy, streamlined look. Vertico Synchro is another popular sliding-door system perfect for storage above a bench. This system is a single-track vertical sliding door fitting that opens two doors simultaneously. Raising one door panel automatically lowers the other. Wingline 780 is a folding door system that is often used for on bench-top pantries. It is a very effective design with attractive styling and easy, fast assembly. A simple cabinet construction is sufficient, with no necessity to reinforce the top panel even with wider-type doors. A must for every kitchen. Lift Advanced HF / HK / HL and HS are a range of overhead flap fitting systems that are designed for wooden fronts and wood or aluminium framed fronts. There are four different looks - all with dampened closing action and identical cabinet drilling patterns. The fittings can be adapted for different front weights by means of gas pressure springs with top weights ranging from 15.2kg up to 20.7kg. These need to be ordered separately. If you have any questions or would like further information please contact your local representative, visit or call our talented customer services team on 0800 HETTICH

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Securefold range joins the heavyweights ASSA ABLOY in its partnership with PC Henderson offers flexible, high performance and long-lasting sliding and folding door hardware that matches modern day design and styling leading to a sense of space and individuality. Henderson gives the freedom to utilise space and create designs with a difference. A case in point is the proven Henderson Securefold range. Developed for top-hung, exterior folding timber doors, the Securefold range is suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Among Securefold’s main features, is its enhanced corrosion resistance. Indeed, all components are made from stainless or cast stainless steel, anodised aluminium and polymers, meaning it is well suited to coastal environments. As Henderson has never been a company to rest on its laurels, we can now announce that the Securefold range has joined the heavyweights. It is now capable of holding doors weighing up to 100kg and suitable for panels up to 1m wide, 3.3m high and between 35 and 68mm thick. An increase in use of double and triple glazing, prompted Henderson to anticipate the demand for using heavier doors with external folding systems. Henderson specified systems come complete with track, frame and door seals to ensure the best possible seal from the weather. The Securefold range is available in four finishes: brushed satin, polished stainless, titanium gold and black. The Securefold range has been tested to over 100,000 cycles and as such, like all Henderson products, is built to last and benefits from a 10-year warranty against manufacturing defects. For style, security and quality, Securefold has it covered.

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Create the WOW factor for your business and in your customers’ home




ealand Distribution Ltd sources products that provide a point of difference quality carcass material, stunning acrylic panel, engineered stone and more. Zealand Distribution Ltd was formed in 2009 by a group of long-standing experienced Waikato and Auckland joiners seeking to source better materials to build better kitchens and cabinetry. Based in the Waikato, every product Zealand sells is tested through our network of joiners before it is launched. This ensures we can back up everything we claim about the workability and performance of ourproducts. “We work closely with our customers with the aim to enhance their offer, providing them with products that aren’t available traditionally, by being the first to market new products, by being more flexible” says Mike Lawrence, Managing Director.

reflect your design flair

The development of Zealand’s low cost operating model utilises their key strengths – knowledge and participation in joinery manufacturing, industry contacts and knowhow and a desire to genuinely bring products to market that offer a competitive point of difference to those who work with Zealand. “We have a strong belief that our approach can bring real benefits to the industry and to those who will live with our products in their home and work environments” Mike says. Ultraglaze, Rhino Ply, engineered stone, and sinks can be purchased through our network of distributors. Call Mike on 08004ZLAND or email to discuss how we can best bring the wow factor to your next project. 

Left: Paint quality MDF in Limerick Green with anodised aluminium bar handle and three piece aluminium surround. Right: Anodised aluminium with match 3 three piece anodised aluminium surround.

ULTRAGlaze® offers a high quality glass like finish ideal for use in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, retail and commercial fitouts as well as a wide range of decorative applications.

Roller Doors provide space saving difference

ULTRAGlaze ® comes in 5 metallic and seven solid colours providing that WOW factor with a premium quality finish for a similar cost to a lacquered gloss or gloss thermo wrap kitchen.


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he roller door concept has stood the test of time. So much so that it has become part of the modern look. Designed to close off areas quickly and efficiently using an upward roll motion, they are a great space saving solution that allow you to maximise usable bench space. Roller door manufacturer Sage Doors have a wide range of roller door designs using virtually anything from Melteca and Melamine to anodised aluminium, paint quality MDF, solid timbers or veneers, vinyl wrap, glass and infused acrylic.

Unusual materials such as bamboo and powder coated aluminium in a metallic colour can be used: your imagination is the only limit. The modern roller door is easy to install being smooth and quiet to roll. They can be retro fitted to cupboards and even motorised. They can be supplied with an isolator switch to isolate the power sockets when the doors are closed. A real space saver from Sage Doors. 

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Blum AVENTOS AVENTOS meets the exacting demands of the modern day kitchen. With feather light motion, finger tip control, variable stopping positions and integrated BLUMOTION. For manufacturers the sophisticated and award winning technology behind AVENTOS allows for simple assembly, removal and adjustment. AVENTOS can cover the biggest range of door sizes and weights out of all lifts on the market, from a minute 182mm high to an impressive 1040mm. The most popular lift – AVENTOS HK suits almost every design application, with BLUMOTION, TIP-ON or SERVO-DRIVE. And even at their maximum front weight, AVENTOS are tested and guaranteed to operate without fail for 80,000 openings.

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Laser, plasma and hot air The process for applying PVC, ABS, Veneers or similar type edge tapes has changed little since the first edgebanders came on the market decades ago. This is currently showing signs of change as technological developments and a corressponding consumer demand has seen machinery manufacturers and tape suppliers now seeking an invisible blending of tape and panel. John Fleet from Machines R Us has been very much in touch with these developments and gives us his view on current developments. Up until recent times the main process of edgebanding involved using hot melt glues applied to the panel using glue pots followed by the tape being pressed on, all in one seamless process - your typical hot melt edgebander that many of us are familiar with. The problem with these traditional hot melt edgebanders has always been in achieving what is considered a true 'zero' glue line consistently, as commonly used EVA type glues will oxidise or burn as often referred to when exposed to air. This causes breakdown of the glue properties over time and problems such as stitching, poor bonding, thick undesirable glue line and so on can occur. Add to this the environmental variables in New Zealand like very cold workshops in winter and high humidity through summer months and the issue is exaggerated. I have heard many machinery sales people say this is not the case with their machines but it is without challenge that standard hot melt glues will oxidise and deteriorate over a relatively short period of time causing headaches for end users.

Plasma technology As edgebanders equipped with a laser beam unit require a high initial investment a further solution from IMA is offered in the Plasma equipped edgebander, in this case the laser beam is replaced with a high temperature Plasma gas discharge unit, the plasma operates at a very high temperature and activates the co extruded tape through it's heat source. Again high feeds rates are possible with the Plasma solution, the investment level is lower than for Laser beam. The visual result is extremely high in quality. New Hot air technology While laser beam and Plasma edgebanders have the ability to produce perfect panels every time and with very fast feed rates the investment level is considered at the top end. Felder Group have addressed this with the introduction of their new Hot air technology 'Laser edge'. Hot air uses super heated compressed air to activate the co extruded laser tape in place of laser beam or plasma gas.

Laser technology Challenged with finding solutions for their customers the major German manufacturer IMA developed the laser edgebander for the application of laser edge tape.

Felder Group have introduced their Hot air system 'Laser edge' on all the Format4 range of edgebanders this gives end users the chance to enter the laser edge market and produce zero glue line panels at a lower cost.

The IMA Laser edgebander uses a high powered laser beam directed at the special co extruded tape, the laser activates the glue layer of the tape and bonds the tape to the board. The use of a laser beam means very fast feed speeds are attainable with a zero glue line the final result. The visual of the panel can be likened to a painted surface.

Felder's laser edge machines come equipped with standard glue pots capable of EVA and PUR glue application along with a simple control switch to change over to Hot air. The main advantage with Felder's system is it is fully factory fitted and carries the normal Felder warranty. While other edgebander manufacturers offer similar systems and in

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fact promote retrofitting systems to current machines in Felder's view there are bound to be problems when doing retrofit on site. If the technician makes any mistakes or the quality of the edgebander is not up to specification to start with then any advantage can soon disappear, after all laser edge is a high end product and to achieve high end sales the product must be first class. Poor retrofit will result in a poor product with no real advantage over normal hot melt edge tape. Laser edge tape It should be noted that a zero glue line can only be achieved using the correct laser edge co extrusion tape currently only available from German manufacturers. The tape and polymer are colour matched at manufacture. There are machine companies offering coating machines to coat standard edge tapes with polymer for use on Laser type edgebanders but there are only four colours of glue available so this option is not realistic in terms of producing a true colour matched and zero visible glue line. A far better option is to look at the edgebander options from Felder Group and invest in technology that works. The first Felder laser edge machine is already sold and due in New Zealand shortly. The customer is excited about the technology and the fact he can produce using standard glue pots as well as when required switch to laser edge so he can cover all bases with a totally versatile machine. John Fleet Machines R Us

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Duncan Such

Is laser a game changer in edgebanding?


his months issue of JOINERS focuses on edgebanding. In particular I wish to focus on the advent of the much discussed Laser Edge. This is a new technology which has been introduced in the last 2 or 3 years whereby a thin adhesive layer is moulded into the edgeband material during extrusion. An oscillating laser is then used to re-activate this adhesive layer which is then pressed to the panel using the conventional pressure rollers. This produces much thinner glue line. The objective is to reduce the visible glue line so the panel looks as though it has been lacquered. Has this been achieved and is the technology worth the cost? Let me give you my opinion on these two question separately. Firstly has the glue line been eliminated?

When these machines are set up correctly, on certain materials, the glue line - while still there - is thin enough that it is difficult to distinguish a laser edge panel from a lacquered panel even on close inspection. I say this with some qualifications however. The benefits of laser edge are most noticeable on gloss panels where the band and panel are exactly the same colour. On panels with a contrasting colour difference between the banding and panel, there is little visible gain.

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It is very effective for example on white-onwhite panels, but it is essential that the colour and surface finish of the banding is smooth because the trimming process cannot re-apply stipple. So the benefit of the laser edge is lost if there is a smooth surface where the banding is trimmed but the panel and banding face are not smooth.

It is very interesting technology but early in its design cycle and there are a number of things which can change such as •


Is it worth the cost? The ultimate judge of that will be the person who buys the first machine for the New Zealand market. The technology is very expensive with the laser in the region of $250,000 + on top of the machine cost. In addition, there are significant setup and routine maintenance requirements to ensure the laser performs to specification and the laser itself has a limited life so a high depreciate rate for this must be factored in as it will require replacement. So in summary I would say that laser edgeing is not for the faint hearted and will have limited initial appeal in a small market like New Zealand. Should local manufacturers be worried that someone will purchase a machine and take their market share because their quality is so much better? At this stage I think not. The finished product can look fantastic but I suspect most end users will be reluctant to pay a premium for this edging.


There is a lot of work being done to produce heating systems which do not have the high capital cost of the lasers. Bander manufacturers are also producing product with thinner glue lines by modifying their applicators to apply less glue and using PUR glues which have much thinner glue lines than EVA and also the added benefits of being water resistant. VECTOR have also shown that much higher edge pressures dramatically reduce the glue line even with EVA glues and in particular with PUR.

Laser certainly has a place and the cost will reduce dramatically in the next few years. However, I believe it will closely map the path that occurred when diamond tooling was introduces some 15 years ago. When diamond tooling first came on the scene, it looked as though carbide would disappear and all the sharpening businesses would vanish. However, while diamond has achieved a significant market share, it is still probably less than 5% of tooling sold and carbide tooling has still grown significantly. It remains the domain of high volume manufacturers. So watch this space. Dr Buzz

Perfect appearance modern furniture with seamless joins

a high-performance edge for all joint technologies

Nothing to see here A seamless bond between edge and worktop - Fusion-Edge makes it possible. With an innovative furniture edgeband that requires no additional hotmelt adhesive, Surteco is offering a real alternative to conventional edgeband adhesion and so is creating a revolution in small surface area coatings. From the prevention of visible glue lines, through the waterproof bonding of individual components to the optimisation of the machining process, the visual, functional and economic benefits are compelling and FusionEdge has already won over many leading international furniture manufacturers. Innovative technology for a permanent joint Once applied, the Fusion-Edge is completely heat and moisture resistant thanks to a jointless transition. Three contemporary methods make this possible: Laser systems have been in use for several years and are established on the worldwide market. With the laser joint method, a laser melts the functional layer of the Fusion-Edge and it is pressed onto the edge of the board, creating an invisible joint. Using plasma technology, the reverse side of the edgeband is melted by means of nozzles. Several plasma nozzles guarantee both the softening effect of the functional layer as well as covering of different workpiece heights.


Invisible perfect appearance thanks to jointless transition

Practical no additional hotmelt adhesive required

Elaborate heat and moisture resistant Fusion-Edge as perfect decor combination

Efficient time and cost-saving

Using the new hot-air technology, hot compressed air, several hundred degrees in temperature, melts the functional layer of the Fusion-Edge. Surteco Fusion-Edge works with all currently available innovative joint technologies and heat sources.

Economical high production reliability and increased productivity

Matured best initial adhesion through optimised energy requirement

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Economically a real winner With Fusion-Edge, the storage of individual materials (such as additional adhesive) is made redundant, significantly reducing logistical overheads, set-up times and maintenance breaks, as well as considerably reducing production costs and cleaning overheads. This means the innovative furniture edge becomes a winner both visually and commercially. For more information regarding Surteco Fusion-Edge go to

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edging ahead with Jacks Jacks offer NZ’s largest range of edgebanders. From hand-held units right up to the latest laser-edgebanding technology, Jacks have a machine to suit every requirement and – particularly with the latest additions to the Jacks range – every budget. Edgebanding remains one of the industry’s most complicated processes, and technological advances continue to improve the achievable finish between panel and tape. For NZ customers, however, it’s not necessarily the latest technology that drives the purchasing decision when buying an edgebander. Instead it’s finding the right balance between price, features, and the productivity gains a new - or secondhand - machine will bring. To support this Jacks continue to invest in a Customer Support team now totalling 23 people. This includes 15 technicians with the skills and knowledge to ensure all the machines Jacks sell – be they the latest German technology or an original Janssens – are producing the results they are capable of. Virutex hand-held units Virutex – from Spain – have an entry level AG98R manual machine ideal for repairs onsite, and versatile enough to do all those little jobs. Priced well under $1000 there isn’t a better machine for the money. Virutex’s new PEB250 [picture] has been developed from their popular hand-held gluepot range of machines. Perfect for edgebanding large tops or onsite work, the PEB250 features a new variable speed adjustment. Controlled via a microprocessor on one of the hand grips it means you can slow the feed rate down around curves, and speed up on the straights! The PEB also has all the features of the previous model including variable temperature control and adjustable glue application.

Janssens – they’re everwhere NZ’s own Janssens edgebander is so common in Kiwi joinery-shops that there’s little to say that the industry doesn’t already know. They’re still locally made, and remain one of the most useful machines a panel-based joinery will ever have. Lange New to the Jacks range, German manufacturers Lange manufacture edgebanders exclusively, and Jacks have initially chosen three models as being ideal for NZ conditions. The B70 (pre-glue) and B70K (glue-pot) are for small to medium sized shops, featuring high quality components and in particular high frequency motors used for the top and bottom trimming units. This provides an exceptionally smooth radius finish on 2mm tape than much larger and pricier rivals with radius scraping units. The B500K is for larger workshops, and is for contoured workpieces. Just like a Janssen it has the benefit of having a gluepot, meaning the same tape and glue colour can be used for straight and contoured parts. Brandt Part of the Homag group, German specialists Brandt are well known throughout NZ. Efficiency and quality remain the keywords their Ambition range, which combines a high degree of standardisation and an advanced manufacturing process to ensure an unbeatable price-performance ratio.

The Ambition series offers a range of features such as interchangeable glue tanks, easy setup via the EC10+ controller, DFC tooling for optimum dust extraction, corner rounding and hinge-hole bridging for nesting. As you move up the Ambition range other feature can include an in-feed stop to halt processing panels before the machine is ready, synchronized linear technology on the two-motor corner rounder and a pre-melter glue system. Homag Sitting at the top end of the edgbander tree are German manufacturers Homag. World technology leaders, Homag developed the LaserTec system, and their wide range of machines caters for every conceivable edgebanding requirement. Customer expectations of ever higher processing quality, and the disappearance of visible joints continues to grow. As well as offering the LaserTec system with feed rates up to 60m/ min, Homag also now offer the airTec system. AirTec involves compressed hot air being applied close to the point where both panel and edging material come together. An ideal solution for a company wanting access to the world of zero joint technology, AirTec gives near identical results to LaserTec in terms of quality and appearance. Brandt and Homag continue to lead the way producing panels that require no hand finishing whatsoever after processing.

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Manager Stuart Cowan in front of the Homag.

future proofing with Homag


ne of the recent Homag edgebanders to arrive in NZ has gone to Christchurch’s JB Joinery. After research that included a trip to see several similar machines operating in Australia, Manager Stuart Cowan could see the long term value of investing in Homag. “We’re basically future-proofing our business. Versatility was a key reason for buying it” he says. “We now have an edgebander that we rely on to run just a few hours a day, or that we can thrash for 24 hours solid when we need to.”

Peter Fisher in front of his Brandt Ambition 1110.

new Brandt replaces old Brandt


erman edgebander manufacturers Brandt have edgebanders in workshops across the world, and Pooles Joinery in Invercargill is one of them. Having had a Brandt for many years (second hand when they bought it) when it finally came time to upgrade Pooles Director Peter Fisher knew where to start. “Our old Brandt was still doing a good job – but with the move to CNC on the horizon we knew we’d need to upgrade. So we looked into a new Brandt.” His investigations into a new machine took place at the same time Jacks launched Brandt’s Ambition 1100 series in NZ, and Pooles were one of the first joiners in the country to receive one. Until the 1110 the entry point for Brandt had been the 1200 series – with machines common in mid-sized joinery shops around the country. The new 1100 series offers much of the same technology and options in a slightly slower and more manual machine, and at a lower price point – making Brandt’s renowned quality available to a wider range of NZ joiners.

Pooles opted for the Ambition 1110 – featuring the EC10 controller, profile scrapers and glue joint scrapers. A significant feature that contributed to the appeal of the 1110 for Pooles was the availability of a second glue tank. “Previously we’d have to arrange our work around the process of flushing the tank” Peter explains. “Often we’d have to wait until the end of the day to clean it out, whereas now we can swap between clear glue and white quickly and simply. It’s a considerable time saver.” Peter also points out that by opting for the Brandt 1110 they were able to buy their AsceptPro CNC just a couple of months later – giving them a simple, smart and efficient panel processing operation without excessive capital investment.

Working almost exclusively in Christchurch’s commercial joinery scene, JBs needed a fast, flexible and reliable industrial-level machine. Their regular work includes kitchen cabinetry, commercial fit outs through to doors, stairs and – at present – a lot of heritage work. Homag’s KAL 310 is custom-made, built according to a customer’s specifications, and Stuart has configured it with Christchurch’s long-promised tsunami of work in mind. Features include pre-milling, servo edgetrimming, spray-units, a 60mm maximum panel capacity and the capability to process up to 20mm thick timber clashings. Unique to Homag is workpiece optimisation, meaning the KAL will reset itself between workpieces depending on the processing required – so no need to clear the 8m belt before changing materials. Even better, the machine will calculate the time required to process each workpiece, and close the gap between workpieces where possible – resulting in up to 100% improvement in efficiency. Stuart has also ensured the KAL is prepared for upgrades in the future, giving JBs the capability to further increase their productivity when required. JB Joinery also purchased a conveyor return unit which means they can make full use of the KAL 310’s 15 – 25m/min speed with just one operator.

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Biesse AirForce WINS AWFS 2013 Visionary Award Biesse continues to be a leader in providing the industry with the most advanced, cutting edge technology! Biesse’s NEW robust, affordable hot air edgebanding solution was presented with the AWFS Visionary Award for product innovation during the 2013 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. The Visionary Awards celebrate the best new products for 2013 on display at the AWFS fair that combine creativity, quality, and innovation. Entries compete in five categories: Environmental, Ergonomics, Safety, Innovative Technology and Productivity. The revolutionary AirForce System developed by Biesse is due to hit Australian shores later in the year and will be launched across the country via a series of events providing live demonstrations of the new technology on Biesse’s most popular edgebanding machines. The AirForce system will allow companies of all sizes access to the benefits of the top quality invisible glue line given by laser edges without the need of a complex and expensive laser system. AirForce emits very forceful hot compressed air through a slot nozzle directly onto the reactive layer of edge tape activating the layer and bonding the tape seamlessly to the panel. AirForce's technique allows easy changes to edge tape colors with zero setup while laser technology is very sensitive to edge material colors. The seamless, steam and water resistant quality of the AirForce finish is accomplished without the use of any liquids or glues, which leads to reduced maintenance and operating costs. It can be installed on existing EVA or PUR glue systems and is compatible with most existing edging products allowing for flexibility and versatility of design. Change over between the two systems, glue and AirForce, doesn’t require any manual set-up. The innovation caused a lot of interest at the AWFS Fair for offering panel processors the opportunity to produce the quality of laser edgebanding without the complexity and costs of a laser system.

ProLaser Quality proven laser tec edging ProLaser is a product specially developed for laser applications. The international standards of the industry are observed in all parts of the ProLaser production process and it accomplishes all the technical requirements during and after application. ProLaser is an extruded edging, using a polymer specially developed for laser coating. This polymer is applied on top of the primer. ProLaser has a special and exclusive formulation that ensures the excellent performance of the edging during and after application. Benefits of ProLaser • • • • • • • •

furniture is highly resistant to moisture and heat seam does not get dirty or go yellow, as it’s seamless the visible glue joint is eliminated giving the edging and board a perfect moulded look permanent and functional invisible seam no need to coordinate edging material and adhesive reduced maintenance outlay and set up times savings in terms of resources (zero stock of adhesives) ensures a clean panel due to the omission of adhesives and cleaning agents

The laser edging works without the need for hot melt adhesives. The standard adhesives applicator inside the machine is replaced by a highly efficient laser or Air Tek hot blower unit which melts the polymer layer and enables the edging to bond seamlessly to the board substrate. The laser processing and the final result of the work depend very much on the application process.

Contact your local Biesse representative for additional information on this award winning technology!

There are technical features that must be observed at all times during laser edge application. If, for example, the laser radiation is not the right one, the work could be ruined.

Biesse Group New Zealand Ltd 09 609 5355

ProLaser is available from Hutchco ph 09 573 6110

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Hutchco Enterprises Ltd YOUR ONE STOP EDGING SHOP

Pro-Paint Paintable PVC Proclassic Edgebanding The new name in Edgebanding Proflex colours, wood grains & deco edge PVC & ABS. Now stocking Multiplex plywood effect PVC

* Pro-Paint is a special PVC Edgebanding designed to give a trouble free paintable surface. * The main technical feature is the homogeneous adhesive primer coating on the surface of the edging. * Pro-Paint accepts either solvent, oil, or water based paints. * Recommended for use with no preparation e.g sanding or solvent cleaning which allows for savings in time and materials.

Maktherm hot melt adhesives

Pro-Paint has been subjected to industry standard testing by MIROTONE, New Zealand’s largest supplier of paint systems to the furniture and cabinetry trade.


Tekton Multi layer natural wood thick edge in continuous roll format

“A growing number of our customers are already utilising Pro Paint paintable edging with great success. Initially most of them approached us seeking assurances our paint's would key successfully to the product. Under standard testing parameters we checked for adhesion, and impact damage to replicate common industry practices each test was performed on untreated, sanded and solvent wiped Pro Paint, with a range of coating systems including acid cat and polyurethane. All coating systems showed excellent adhesion as per cross-cut test method. Under impact testing MIROTHANE performed the best which mirrors the manufacturers recommendations to use a 2k PU coating • •

Mirothane PU 5626 Undercoat Mirothane5650 & 5608 Polyurethane

Pro Paint also tested well with our clear coat systems and plastic adhesion promoters. Pro Paint certainly offers major savings on labour and paint, to get that perfect painted edge” Mark Demus Technical Services Manager Mirotone NZ Limited Prolaser Edgebanding

Giving you the edge since 1986 ENQUIRIES PH: 09-573 6110 FAX: 09-573 6113 EMAIL: WEBSITE: 20m Sylvia Park Rd, Mt Wellington, Auckland JOINERS Magazine September 2013 page 37

Jacks have targeted the Lange B70 as ideal for small to medium sized cabinet shops.

Jacks add Lange to their edgebander range Jacks are pleased to announce they have added German manufacturers Lange Machinenbau to their range of edgebander suppliers. A family owned and operated business, Lange (pronounced ‘Lung-eh’) has been manufacturing small to medium sized edgebanders for 23 years. Lange put their name on every machine they make and quite simply don’t know how to make a poor quality edgebander – epitomising the continuing tradition of quality German manufacturing. Jacks have identified three Lange models as being ideal for NZ conditions. The B70 is a pre-glued edgebander ideal for small to medium sized cabinet shops. In addition to the high quality components used in this model’s construction, a distinguishing feature that puts the B70 into a higher class than its competitors is the high frequency motors used on the top and bottom trimming units. This provides an exceptionally smooth radius on 2mm tape that rivals the finish provided by much larger and pricier machines with radius scraping units. The B70K is essentially the same machine – the only difference being it features a hot-melt glue pot – giving the advantage that the amount of glue applied to the panel can be regulated to optimise the glue coverage – ensuring an extremely strong bond. The third model that the Jacks team has identified is predominantly aimed at larger workshops. It’s a hot-melt edgebander for processing contoured workpieces. Very similar to the Janssens which uses pre-glued tape, the B500K has the advantage of a glue-pot. This means exactly the same tape and glue colour as used for the straight workpieces can be used for the contoured parts of the same job – providing a consistent look throughout the whole job. Given the strength of the NZ dollar the addition of Lange to the Jacks range ensures NZ customers have even greater access to quality edgebanding at unbeatable prices.

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solid strong reliable - Mentra from ProForm


anda Furniture based in Upper Hutt are a well known commercial joinery company gaining their reputation through closely working with architects and interior designers to ensure quality refurbishments, fitouts and furniture over the past 22 years.

scrapers, which are radius and have tracing wheels fitted to ensure the best possible finish, and has a digital readout for positioning. A buffing unit for cleaning the edge is operated by two independent motors fitted with cotton polishing wheels.

The business is a well organised nesting operation employing seven from a 1000m2 factory site. “We deal mainly with the main contractors rather than the public, with 90% of the work coming from architect’s drawings” comments Manager Steve Leitch.

“There are glue heat recommendations but this often needs tweaking and the Mentra allows us to do this simply and quickly.” Steve comments. “The key with edgebanding is to use good product – it can save time and heartache. We have found the hot melt glue from Hafele, PVC from Laminex NZ and the ProFlex tape from Hutchco to be effective components in what we produce. We have even found the Mentra goes well with different clashing materials including solid wood, Formica® and PVC. This machine is solid weighing some 1500kg - solid, strong and reliable.”

“A key element is the edgebanding process. Wear wise, edgebanders take the biggest hit with nesting and with our cabinetmaking we do the edgebanding part of the process three to four times a week so a strong reliable machine was needed.” Steve explains. In buying a Mentra MD 515-5 edgebander from Proform NZ Steve had to weigh up several factors. “We had a look around the market and settled on Proform NZ based on their machine doing what we needed for the right price. Proform was also local, we liked that for any maintenance or service requirements and Steve (Fifield) offered good no nonsense advice.”

The Mentra MD 515-5 is ideal for what Panda produce. “It really is a good entry level machine but it is constructed so well - from both local and overseas components particularly the European made 1.5 Kw main motor and the easy to use control panel with simple on/off switches and a digital reader to control the glue temperature - that it can take heavy usage.” Steve says. The Mentra has a heated fence to preheat the panel just before the glue is applied to give better adhesion as well as two end trimming saws with independent motors fixed with saw blades for cutting excess tape on the front and rear side of the panel. It has top and bottom trimmer units, as well as top and bottom

For further information contact Steve Leitch at Panda Furniture Ph. 04 939 4422 or email

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Mackay Kitchens machine shop team are really on top of things.

improved flow follows shake In terms of throughput and quality the purchase of a Biesse Roxyl edgebander has been one of Mackay Kitchens biggest business improvements in its operating history. JOINERS Magazine spoke to owner Chris Moore about the purchase and install and how the Biesse Roxyl fits into their set up. Mackay Kitchens moved into its new premises in the heart of Sydenham about a year ago, after their previous premises suffered quake damage. For owner Chris Moore it provided the opportunity to upgrade and upsize to take advantage of the impending Canterbury rebuild. The purchase of the Biesse Roxyl CNC edgebander came after the purchase of a Biesse Rover nesting unit in 2008 and was followed by the purchase of Biesse Skill 1836 nesting cell earlier this year. “I have always had a lot of time for Biesse, we have had good experience with the machinery we have bought from them in the past and they have looked after us well. I appreciated and learnt a lot from several factory tours they took us on while attending recent AWISA’s in Australia. We saw a number of factory’s set up with Biesse machinery and seeing fully automated and integrated systems in operation definitely influenced our buying decisions and factory layout.” says Chris. “We actually purchased the edgebander just prior to our move, so Biesse had to install it for us twice in a couple of months as our building was deemed unsuitable following post quake assessment. Neither install was a problem and I

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comparing the Biesse to our previous edgebander is like comparing an old brick phone to a new iphone. really appreciated the second being completed within five days of my request.” The shift allowed Chris to really set the factory up the way he wanted it, a big clean space twice the size of his previous premises now houses a spacious office, machine shop and retail showroom - all planned from scratch and critically mapped out to maximise workflow and efficiencies. Along with the CNC, the edgebander is critical to the flow and finish of the manufacturing set up. “We wanted to be as automated and labour lean as possible, all the units on the Roxyl are CNC controlled meaning the operator can control the whole process from the console. We also added a return table system so one man can operate both the CNC and the edgbander. “ The result is an edgebander that delivers at a very good speed, with minimal handling through the process and a good clean finish.

“In terms of speed, efficiency and quality, comparing the Biesse Roxyl to our previous edgebander, which to be honest was 12 years old, is like comparing an old brick phone to a new iphone. It has given us a huge ability to increase our workload. In fact we have just picked up a couple of large orders which couldn’t have been achieved with our old edgebander.” “I couldn’t express enough my time for the guys at Biesse as they have assisted with our changes of the last couple of years - a good bunch of knowledgeable guys ready to help when needed - they are a critical part of our business. As are their machines, we are manufacturers and the Biesse machines are at the heart of our manufacturing business.”

Mackay Kitchens 345 Brougham St, Christchurch 8023 Ph 03 365 3988

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Where does Prowood Machinery Ltd sit with edgebanders? Here at Prowood we believe keep the machine simple and straightforward. Keep the gizmos out. Edgebanders are complex enough. Over the years we have seen manufacturers come up with ideas that on face value seem a good idea but the idea does not catch on or prove successful. Some manufactures spearhead some ideas but rarely get it into the main stream due to the cost or the special materials required. So Prowood keeps on selling the traditional KDT range of machines that is gaining popularity all over New Zealand. Whether the machine is a basic machine or a machine with corner rounding or premilling KDT has a model to suite.

All KDT machines are made with the same parts making the stocking of spare parts a lot easier.

The smallest machine is the same as the bigger machines except the bigger machines are longer to accommodate more stations. This has been great for the stocking of spare parts.

The key to the success of the KDT sales has been the in-house demonstration at the Prowood Showroom. Here the customers can see for themselves the quality of the machine and the quality of the finished product.

KDT utilises technology from Europe and Korea and is well accepted by the world market. So much so that the production numbers from the KDT factory rival those that claim to be the biggest. Much of the KDT production is sold world wide under various brand labels as machine are made for many OEM dealers. Because these manufacturers are simply re labeling the machine the quality of the KDT product has to be good so to retain the business of these machine resellers.

Unlike most other manufacturers KDT use all the same components through the machine.

Prowood now has the recourses to support machine sales all over New Zealand, so if you

are a manufacturer out side the Auckland area then you should come and look. Prowood is offering a special promotion for transportation nation wide. Video available on KDT via the below web site.

Available from Prowood Machinery Ltd Richard Van Der Vegte 09 442 5699 027 410 0258


Machines sold all over New Zealand

KTD 465


15d Porana Rd, Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand 0627 Phone: 09 442 5699

Fax: 09 442 5688

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the invisible difference Sage Doors are investing into the future by using the next generation of plastic edging – polypropylene (PP). The options in New Zealand to date in edge banding have been PVC and ABS. Polypropylene has many advantages. It is an environmentally friendly choice. Less energy is required to manufacture PP and when incinerated, it produces water and carbon dioxide. There is less shrinkage than with PVC or ABS. It has a high level of resistance to household chemicals and most laboratory chemicals which makes it a durable choice for both domestic and commercial environments. It also has a higher heat resistance. Sage Doors has chosen to use MKT Alpha-Tape®PP laser edging for their new cut and laser clashing

service. Gone are the days of an ugly glue line or of moisture getting in and swelling the board at the edge. Having been involved with insurance work over the years, we have been surprised at the poor quality of some of the edge clashing that is in place the joint does not look good after moisture gets into the board. Sage Doors saw the need to investigate new laser technology when it came on the market a few years ago. With advances in technology, we can now provide an invisible, water resistant edge to create a virtually seamless edge.

MKT Alpha-Tape®PP laser edging features a special functional layer, co-extruded with the tape at its manufacturing stage, that eliminates the need for standard bonding agents or glues in the processing stage. This functional layer is melted with high temperatures, directly bonding it to the panel. Thanks to the colour matching between the functional layer, the top layer of

the edge banding and the panel, MKT Alpha-Tape®PP laser edging provides a virtually invisible, homogeneous and seamless transition between edge and panel. Dirt and moisture cannot penetrate the special functional polymer layer, and heat resistance is greatly improved. 

Sage Doors offers a competitively priced, quick turn around cut and clash laser edging service Sage Doors have chosen to follow the lead of Europe in using 1mm edging. Due to the superior edge bond, there is no advantage in durability to use a thicker edge. Sage Doors offer a competitively priced cut and clash service for laser edged doors and panels up to 25mm thick using 1mm MKT Alpha-Tape®PP laser edging in the following colours: Bestwoods Arctic White Velvet Black Velvet Feather White Velvet Tobacco Velvet Mist Grey Velvet

Melteca Black Naturale Mist Naturale Seal Grey Naturale Snowdrift Naturale Velveteen Naturale Warm White Naturale

Laser-edge doors Cut & clash service

Prime White Velvet Black Velvet Designer White Velvet Double Tea Velvet Frost Grey Velvet Moccha Velvet Choosing to use MKT Alpha-Tape®PP laser edging for your panel needs will give you a superior product with a longer life which will be appreciated by your discerning customers.

The bond line will be a visible difference that is invisible.

For more information and ONLINE ORDERING Phone : 0800 50 SAGE or visit JOINERS Magazine September 2013 page 43

Dorus Technomelt 920

Morbidelli next generation nesting cells Now available in New Zealand The latest generation of Morbidelli nesting cells are soon to arrive into New Zealand. Featuring upgraded label printing systems, seamless software integration, upgraded loading and handling systems the new Morbidelli range build on the success of the previous machines. The Morbidelli nesting cells are a fully automated nesting cell. The infeed zone allows a stack of board to be loaded via forklift. From this point the machine automatically takes care of loading, machining, routings and drillings required. A fully completed component is supplied to the operator – ready to edge and assemble. The automation level allows you to maximise your production – giving you a competitive workshop with reduced operating costs. To find out more, visit

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Dorus Technomelt 920 by Henkel of Germany is a new flexible polypropylen polymer granuled adhesive. This Hotmelt glue is a high quality multipurpose adhesive suitable for edgebanding of veneer, melamine, polyester, PVC, ABS, PP, CPL, multi-layer veneers and solid wood. While also being suitable for profile wrapping or flat lamination. Technical details Feed rates of 12 metres per minute Soften point approx 155°C Viscosity approx 33,000mPa-s / 200°C Working temperature at the pot 190-210°C Working temperature at the roller 200-210°C Heat resistance 110°C (tested on 0.6mm oak veneer) Available in natural and white Technomelt 920 has very high heat and thermal resistance properties, while also having good cold flexibility. It is clean running – leaving no stringing and an invisible glue line (approx 0.05mm). Due to the thin glue line you gain a very high yield with a coating weight of 150-170g/m², approx 30% less glue then traditional EVA’s. Technomelt 920 is formaldehyde free, making it environmentally sustainable and friendly. While offering significant smoke reduction and being virtually odourless during production. Contact your local Häfele sales office for samples or further information.

CONVOY LAVIDO Thanks to individual tray height adjustment, the CONVOY system offers optimum utilisation of available space, perfect visibility and easy access. The trays are accessible from three sides so items can be stored with their labels and volumes always visible at a glance; more importantly all stored supplies are within easy and direct reach. The trays are simply clicked onto the single pipe supporting frame in one point giving them a floating appearance.

nother Clever Storage™ solution by Häfele - The CONVOY Lavido provides enough space to store all the groceries for a household in one centrally positioned unit with a very small footprint. A light touch moves the entire contents out in front of the unit for a clear view from three sides and very fast access. It makes kitchen work much easier, saves time and avoids the risk of items being forgotten at the back of a cupboard.


The only pull-out storage solution available in New Zealand with the revolutionary SoftStoppPro™ technology giving soft dampening in the opening and closing directions. Features: Cabinet widths: 400, 450, 500 & 600mm. Cabinet heights: 1500 - 2200mm Weight capacity: 120kg SoftStoppPro™ - soft-open & soft-close Fully height-adjustable shelves Arena anti-slip shelving as standard ClickFixx for secure & easier assembly 

HIDEAWAY Laundry Hamper from HÄFELE Sort your colours from your whites with the latest innovative, hidden storage solution from Hideaway® Bins. Hide your laundry, store your extra linen or use as a removable washing basket - the new Laundry Hamper is a high quality storage solution. With a large 60 litre capacity and high quality German ball bearing soft-close ball bearing slides that create a controlled close, this hamper adds a touch of luxury to the laundry. The tracks are over-extension which allows for easier removal of the hamper from within the cabinet and have a dynamic weight loading of 52kgs for maximum functionality.

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Screen to machine - factory automation The transition to CNC machinery using software which links design to production continues to be one of the greatest labour saving avenues for all sized manufacturers. One of the leading international software developers in this field is Cabinet Vision. Sold and serviced in New Zealand by Phil Smith through his company Joinery It, Cabinet Vision offers a range of product levels to suit the small cabinetmaker through to those needing more advanced modelling technology. JOINERS Magazine spoke to several manufacturers who have purchased and are using Cabinet Vision about the effects it has had on their business.


abinet Vision modules range from Solid Essential, which is aimed at entry level design and manufacture for small custom kitchen shops, across a number of modules to Solid Ultimate, top of the range software with advanced capabilities allowing you to take advantage of advanced solid modelling technology. With Solid Essential as the drawing front end, users are able to produce high quality renderings, design their own library of cabinets and easily and quickly create assemblies and send production information to the shop floor. Even at entry level Cabinet Vision allows the cabinetmaker to begin automated manufacturing by connecting with the CNC machine. Combining everything into one program helps reduce the need to be using multiple programs on one job. Intelligent small parts handling with nesting gives greater control of a jobs components and integrated labelling and reports ready those components for edging and assembly. We s p o k e t o s e v e r a l N e w Zealand manufacturers who have purchased Cabinet Vision about the sale process, the softwares performance and the service and backup from its Kiwi reseller. When Mike Hill who owns Betta Kitchens in Greymouth decided early this year that he wanted to change his set up to nesting he chose an AscentPro CNC flat

bed router from W & R Jacks and opted for Cabinet Vision as the operating software. He chose Solid Standard which is a couple of levels down from the top of the range but suitable for his needs and budget, with the potential to upgrade in the future. “I chose Cabinet Vision after using it for a trial period because I really liked its flexibility which fits in with the varied nature of my work and where I want to take it in the future.” says Mike. “I am using it from design to production and although being new to nesting and design software found I was reasonably competent within a couple of months. Once you have your library set up and start to build its contents, it is very easy to simply select what you want from that library. Phil Smith and Jason Chittenden (technical support) were a great help in setting this up for me, they are very professional and know their product really well. Phil set the system to suit my production requirements and Jason is always available on the phone and any queries have quickly been fixed via TeamViewer. “The time saving in my production has been massive, I am really noticing not having to do things like designating drill and hinge positioning which is now all done for me. The software also makes for good marketing, with great visuals for my clients making their selection and decision making easier while giving me a more professional image.

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It was definitely the way for me to go, it has improved my setup and also increased the scope of what I am comfortable with - I no longer feel a little perturbed when someone wants more complex designs involving curves and shapes. Peter Robertson of Joinery Concepts in Christchurch had been looking at nesting for some time and made the move in April when he purchased a Biesse Skill CNC. He decided to go with Cabinet Vision because he had a staff member who had had some experience with it and liked it, but more importantly believed that Joinery It could provide the after sales service and support that he knew would be required. This has proved to be the case. “Phil and Jason pick up the phone when you ring - that alone is a good start and their service both by remote viewer and on site has been excellent in assisting me through the early stages.” Peter uses the programme personally and believes he is about half way to understanding or

utilising it fully. “It’s really about time in the seat to work out what you need from the programme.” He uses it from design through to production. “I used to do a pen and ink sketch for clients but now am able to simply do a quick sketch in PhotoVision. If the client accepts the design then I go back to fill in the details and in half an hour to an hour it is all done and ready to go. This saves immense time and really helps in the selling process - people need to visualise and they look at these design drawings and go - WOW yes please. “I find the manner in which major suppliers hardware is available from the library very good - if you use Blum click on a button and there is Blum’s range of products, if you use Hettich or any of the other major brands it’s the same - all there at the click of a button. “It is also very easy to back track to check details or make changes everything is easily seen on the digital file, a lot easier than going back to check and redraw plans. And every job done increases and improves your library.

“The nesting set up has made huge improvements to our productivity and fully justified our move in terms of expenditure,” says Peter. “The machine itself is obviously a major part in this but you have to get the information to the machine and I am very pleased we chose Cabinet Vision and Joinery It to do this.” Mike Pollet from Pollett Furniture in Napier has been running their CNC set up a little longer, they purchased an ICAM flat bed router about 4 years ago and for the first year ran it with a standard CAD drawing product but found it slow and labour intensive.

“Everything required drawing, placing and often redrawing, with Cabinet Vision everything is preset to the way you want it and the way you manufacturer. “We chose Cabinet Vision because we wanted a real screen to machine package, Cabinet Vision had the versatility for the type of product and the production runs we deal with in commercial furniture. “Back up was very important to us. With lots of variation in production we often need advice, sometimes just on small things such as a quirky corner on a piece of furniture. Our designers find it easy dealing with Jason online for things we can’t figure

out. He is always available and with TeamViewer most issues are quickly solved.

product and componentry. Joinery It were invaluable in assisting us in building this resource.

“It is a good selling tool we have all the melteca colours in our library and are able to deliver real drawings to our clients very quickly for their approval or consideration.

“For us it has been a good programme and a necessary move to stay competitive in the market. I would recommend it and the Joinery It team. Their ongoing servicing has been fantastic, Jason is always available to give help whether it’s a couple of minutes via phone, or TeamViewer to solve a small issue or spending a session with a new staff member who needs to be bought up to speed on Cabinet Vision.”

“Our products are fairly complicated so the learning curve for our designers was not easy they probably took 6 months to become really competent. Also furniture hardware and componentry don’t feature in the pre set library to the same extent as kitchen products and suppliers do, so we had to draw much of our own

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your choice Brio’s range of Flush Bolts rio®’s range of flush bolts adds the perfect finishing touch to almost any timber sliding or folding door or window set. The wide range of options means the choice is yours, all while making installation easy.


The original Brio® 456 range with its squarecuttop gives a classic look for traditional joinery. Its low profile design reduces the depth of the rebate and retains strength of the timber stile. Available in non-locking or locking for extra security, with a satin nickel, polished nickel or PVD brass finish and in three lengths;190mm, 450mm or 600mm. The Brio® 456R is a variation of the original 456, utilising the same proven technology with the addition of a round-cut top. Ideally suited to modern machining operations, the rebate can be machined in a single router operation, saving valuable installation time. The 456R is available in locking or non-locking, 190mm,

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450mm or 600mm lengths, and in a satin nickel, polished nickel, PVD brass or PVD black finish. Developed specifically for timber window installations, the Brio® 360 is a brass-bodied design that incorporates all the features of the larger 456 flush bolt. At just 110mm x 24mm in size, and only 9mm thick, the 360 is ideally suited to the smaller stiles of modern window designs. A 300mm long version is available for those hard to reach window applications Brio® has a range of router bits for 456 and 360 simplifying the installation process and ensures a perfect result every time. For more information on the Brio® range or scheduling service, contact Ingersoll Rand on 0800 477 869 or visit 

Brio flush bolts for sliding or folding doors.

upcycling skills A

fifth-generation Coaster and Greymouth born and bred, Shanna Jones isn’t your traditional joiner. As a child she enjoyed making things, and eventually left school to join a building course at the local Tech. It wasn’t long before she realised she wanted to make smaller things than houses, and so began her joinery training. Top of her class she went on to win NZ’s Most Promising Apprentice of the Year, as well as winning a load of tools, and local renown.

After finishing her apprenticeship at a local joiners, Shanna established SLJ Cabinetry earlier this year. It was a deliberate move away from traditional joinery to focus instead on ‘upcycling’ or “making stuff out of nothing” as she describes it. Using reclaimed or unwanted materials – mostly solid wood – Shanna creates bespoke yet practical works that she sells locally, and online.

“I’ve worked on plenty of traditional joinery jobs, but I’m really more interested in specialist, creative stuff” she says, while oiling a ladder shelf constructed from salvaged floor boards from the local Regent Theatre.

Shanna Jones set up SLJ Cabinetry at the end of a successful apprenticeship.

She attributes her love of traditional methods and machinery to her training with some of the older joiners in town. “It’s not much fun if you’re just assembling something straight from a CNC and edgebander” she explains. Whether designing a reception desk for a local shop or creating one of her individual pieces, she works with pen and paper, preferring recycled native timbers and natural oils than today’s pine and panel.

After searching online she purchased an Ascent sliding table saw and buzzer, and second hand Casadei edgebander – all from Jacks. As well as her machines and a good collection of hand and power tools, the stand-out feature of her workshop is her unique workbench. Epitomising her upcycling ethos, it’s an old hospital bed that she’s converted to take a full sheet as well as functioning as an in or outfeed table!

Her workshop is small, and simple. “Setting up on my own meant I needed machinery, so I’ve opted for basic but reliable stuff.”

“I’m enjoying what I do.” says Shanna. “I get to do work on jobs I want to do. Working alone you get into a bit of a routine.”

That routine is about to be severely disrupted - Shanna and her partner are expecting their first child in September. At the time of writing the only concession she’d made to pregnancy was loosening her tool belt a couple of notches. “We’re already planning a few changes that will enable me to work from home” she explains. “But for now, my next project is a cot.” 

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update Mercer Interiors continues to drive value to help improve industry profitability. In sinkware the Reginox relaunch has been successfully. Mercer has relaunched with a custom service innovation and expanded the offer to include preparation sinkware. In laminates Wilsonart is now available in a 25% thicker Pure Gloss Glass. Reginox Sinkware – A premium brand that retains direct to trade distribution, enabling the kitchen industry to provide customers directly with a delux sinkware range. There is an everyday feeling of luxury with Reginox. The emphatic design statement of the fully annealed Texas range with 10mm radii and square waste. And the effortless and assured Ohio range. Selected lines of Reginox will also flush mount, with CNC routing, into solid surfaces. This creates a euro style exposed polished flange and a strong stainless edge into the bowl to take the knocks and stop chipping. Edge detailing is also greatly reduced which reduces costs and increases capacity. DXF files are available online at Mercer Seamless Sinkware – A loyal and genuinely local brand that customers can rely on. The new custom sinkware service is available online through mercerinteriors. September sees the launch of the Seamless Mercer Designer (DC) range. Preparation sinkware makes the busiest workstation in the home more useful and faster to install. Wilsonart Benchtop Laminates – Fabricators tell us that Wilsonart leads the market in post forming performance. Reducing cost and increasing capacity by reducing rework. Wilsonart HD continues to grow. It will postform to tight corners too, giving clients both a hardwearing and fashionable style. Good news for the laminate fabrication industry because HD drives profitability through reliable laying up, postforming and minimising customer call backs. Pure Gloss Glass is an upgrade to the Pure Gloss range into a 1mm laminate. The effect is a glass like finish, happier customers and a premium benchtop price. Driving the Mercer removable drainer tray product will also reduce process time for installing sinkware. At Mercer Interiors we are focused on packaging industry opportunities into products that also add value for the end client. Ideally reducing fabrication costs, enabling designers to express themselves and providing homeowners with a result they are proud of. 

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Mercer Seamless Designer series release The Seamless Designer series pressed in Christchurch is now available. Delivering the designer look and increased functionality that customers are demanding. Because Mercer DC is pressed it has a consistently flat rim. It will also dependably drain across the base. Reliably it is made in Christchurch where Mercer was formed in 1884. With 14 catalogue items there will be a Mercer Seamless DC product to meet the clients needs. With innovative pressed food preparation trays the new DC series creates a seamless hygienic space for the start of the meal process. Other innovations include Square and Round waste options in all. And an adaptor for the insinkerator under a square waste.

Mercer is encouraging the use of a matching removable drainer tray. For the end client a cleaner and more usable benchspace is the result. Positioned to deliver customers an ethical choice for their new kitchen. People are increasing choosing to support their local communities especially when the value and quality measures up. New Mercer Seamless DC Designer Sinkware does measure up

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a positive air in nelson

Master Joiners Conference


his particular conference was memorable for a number of reasons: it was held in my favourite venue Nelson (despite the inclement weather), the launch of the manual for NZS4211 and the Master Joiner Awards for 2013, all held together by a truly positive air – the first I think for some five years. The Conference was held in the Rutherford Hotel a great venue being so central for all that the Nelson CBD has to offer be it shopping, eating or entertainment. The trade stands were housed in a newly created section conveniently next door to the main conference venue which made things really easy for everybody. For those interested there was a visit to Nelson Pine Industries and the Prime Panels operation on the Thursday afternoon preceding the main conference, or you could have a bit of fun at the Wild & Sneaky Art event. This was followed on the Thursday night by the Connect in Nelson gathering held amongst the trade stands in the Hotel. That positivity I alluded to was very much evident as old acquaintances were renewed and new ones made. The first item of the Conference proper on the Friday morning touched on the most significant thing in my view to have ever happened to the joinery industry: the official launch of the new manual for NZS4211 promoting what is now called ‘Compliant Timber Joinery’. If there was ever a golden goose this is it. Master Joiner membership numbers have doubled in the last two years due in no small part to the emergence of the need to comply with NZS4211. It was interesting to note the interest shown by those in the door and window hardware scene: three presentations over the two days from Unique Hardware Solutions, Assa Abloy and

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Brio and the presence of Schlegel. Good to see old favourites emerge as well: The Laminex Group, Bestwood and Daiken with the iconic brand Customwood while the architectural hardware scene saw industry leaders Blum, Hettich and Hafele to the fore. Stalwart W & R Jack Ltd and Sanco Tooling held up the machinery end of things. The sink insert market saw displays from Burns & Ferrall, Ikon Commercial and Stainless Kitchens with handles from Stefano Orlati and adhesives from Bostik. All in all a solid representation of industry suppliers. The guest speakers were very much inspirational as well. Kevin Biggar is no bunny having science degrees from Auckland and Cambridge Universities and his tales of the Trans Atlantic Rowing Race which he won with Jamie Fitzgerald back in 2003 were truly ‘oarsome’! A learn but a giggle at the same time was the session from internationally renowned speaker Allison Mooney who gave everyone a few tips on how to press the right buttons through understanding personality types and how and why people do what they do. This had everybody up and about! The Friday night was a Las Vegas night at the Seifried Wine Estate for those inclined to learn how to gamble. I hung out with Bill Foote and both of us were happy chappies just watching the action. The Saturday night was of course Awards night. According to the organisers there were some 100 entries this year up from 68 last year, a considerable increase and a tribute to the increasing popularity of these awards. The Supreme Award winner Papakura Joinery with the Auckland Art Gallery project was a worthy winner despite the stiff competition. Congratulations to Papakura Joinery for this

Corinne Moore seen here with husband Kevyn was awarded the Owen Wright Memorial Trophy for significant contribution to the New Zealand Joinery industry.

multi award winning entry. Have a look out for our Supreme Award winner feature in this issue as well as all the other deserved winners including the Apprentice Award winners which this magazine sponsors. The other Award of note must be the Owen Wright Memorial Trophy awarded to the person deemed to have done the most for the joinery industry in the last year. The winner this year was Corinne Moore who also happens to be the Master Joiners CEO. A very warm congratulations to Corinne for a job well done. This conference had that feel good complexion about it. Everybody was positive and looking forward to the coming year. Makes one think at last better times are on the way. Thanks must once again be offered to all the sponsors without whom this conference doesn’t happen and to conference organisers Karen and Angie from Attend Ltd without whom this conference doesn’t work. Bob Nordgren


BEST FITMENT kitchen, cabinet, bar or bench 4001 - 8001 hours Jonathon Browne - H R Jones & Co, Feilding

BEST TIMBER PROJECT timber doors, windows, stairs 4001 - 8001 hours Joshua Ellery - Terra Firma Joinery, Opononi, Northland

BEST PRESENTED ENTRY BOARD Nigel Blackburn - Total Timber Joinery, Auckland

HIGHEST JUDGED FOR WORKMANSHIP & SKILL Joshua Ellery - Terra Firma Joinery, Opononi, Northland

GORDON CAULFIELD MEMORIAL TROPHY Peter Leith - Leith Joinery, Dunedin thanks to the sponsors









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Regional award winners sponsored by

Clockwise from top left Waikato / Bay of Plenty - Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane; Wellington - Pete’s Joinery, Greytown; Taranaki - New Plymouth Joinery, New Plymouth; Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay - Rabbitte Joinery, Havelock North; Waitaki - Firman Joinery, Oamaru; Canterbury - Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery, Christchurch; Auckland - Papakura Joinery, Auckland; and in the centre Central - H R Jones & Co, Fielding.

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Penn rod & reel winner Ken from Montage is on a deserved holiday so Craig the manager took delivery of the Penn fishing rod on behalf of Ken and Montage Kitchens. Active Plastics congratulate them for winning the draw and thank them for their custom. Bart Engelsman

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big changes at Burns & Ferrall D

ue to changing market conditions, Burns & Ferrall and Franke are ending their 26 year relationship. Like many marriages there comes a time where it becomes necessary to split in order to grow and we wish the new supplier well in their New Zealand venture.

Burns & Ferrall are proud to represent the Elleci brand in New Zealand. Their composite sinks are truely stunning and are available in 24 colours using three different composites - glass based, granite based and metal based. Below are the colours available from October with many more available on indent.

Elleci Composite Sinks

But it is not the first time Burns & Ferrall have made major changes and it will not be the last. It is testament to a successful company that after 65 years, Burns & Ferrall continue to adapt and develop new products that are relevant to todays market and not tied to the past. It is due to that experience that we have been able to bring to market several entirely new ranges of sinks and accessories that will ensure a seamless transition. Most importantly Burns & Ferrall will continue to supply the Pacifica Range made by Franke. Most of you will be aware of our very popular BFD Range (Burns & Ferrall Designer Range) with 20 models ranging from 25mm radius corners to 6mm and in sizes that will suit almost any requirement. This range will continue to expand with several new models due later in the year as we listen to your feed back. In addition, we have partnered with Elleci and will have available in September a range of stunning Italian made composite sinks as well as a range of 15mm and 50mm radius stainless steel sinks. We will continue to sell through our existing Franke stock so please call our customer service team on 0800 697 465 (0800 MY SINK) to check availability. ďƒŒ

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Elleci Stainless Sinks

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anti-bacterial technology Hideaway Bins use advanced technology in a hygienic waste solution for your kitchen


eeping your waste bin hygienic is made easier with a Hideaway Bin. Not only do the bins include a friction-fitted lid that creates a seal across the buckets, assisting in odour control – it also has a Clinikill™ antibacterial powder-coat to fight harmful bacteria, yeast and fungi, keeping the bin solution hygienic.

Clinikill™ powder coating provides effective control of bacteria, yeast and fungi keeping waste bins hygienic in any environment. This makes a Hideaway Bin ideal for use in kitchens, education facilities, apartments, bathrooms, laundries and public places.

and storage requirements. No other bin solution on the market offers this hygienic protection!

The Clinikill ™ powder-coated lid is available as part of every Hideaway Bin within the Soft Close and Deluxe ranges. With a variety of models and bucket configurations available, there is bound to be a hygienic bin solution for all your hidden waste

How does Clinikill™ work? Clinikill™ utilises Kinetic Te c h n o l o g y t o e n s u r e t h e antimicrobial agent is presented at the surface of the Hideaway Bins ‘friction-fitted lid’ where contact with harmful bacteria and fungi occurs, to maximise

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the antimicrobial effect. Kinetic technology also evenly distributes the antimicrobial agent throughout the powder coating on the frictionfitted lid so that its effectiveness will be maintained with normal wear and tear such as light scratches and abrasions. If you would like to know more about Hideaway Bins Clinikill powder coating visit www. clinikill.aspx to view the datasheet. Hideaway Bins are available New Zealand wide from Hideaway Bins and our distribution partners: Hettich and Hafele. Visit for more information.

Bostik innovations B

ostik New Zealand has been supplying industry with innovative, high quality products for over 50 years from its Lower Hutt factory. Bostik has invested millions of dollars over the last 10 years on its New Zealand manufacturing and distribution facility, to protect the environment and to make it ideal for producing adhesives and sealants tailored for the needs of builders and joiners. This investment means that Bostik are here to stay, and are better equipped than ever to respond with innovative solutions to industry requirements.

ALPHA GRIP Bostik ALPHA GRIP is a single component, solvent-free, thixotropic, quick setting, moisture cured Polyurethane adhesive. Fully cured, ALPHA GRIP has an extremely strong bond with excellent resistance to water, weathering, ageing and marine conditions. Certified to EN204 D4.

Bostik has an up-to-date, fully equipped laboratory with three chemists, working to develop products locally for New Zealand industry. This strong local development team can call on the resources and expertise of a global organisation, which is number two worldwide in adhesives with over 100 years in the business. With this dual strength of a global resource of specialist chemists and local development, Bostik is at the forefront of adhesive technology, and has the ability to respond quickly to new building and joinery requirements in local conditions.



Regular use of Bostik DRICOTE® on saw blades, knives, and router and drill bits, significantly reduces cutting friction and the build-up of resin or pitch. DriCote dries in seconds and will not gum-up, even after several applications.

Regular maintenance of saw tables and receiving tables with Bostik® TOPCOTE® significantly reduces sliding friction on all metal, laminate and plastic surfaces.

Here are a few of Bostik’s tried and true products, which have serviced industry faithfully throughout those 50 years. 

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nothing like it PPG’s 880 NGR wood stain range gains quick acceptance The launch by PPG Industries of their new 880 NGR wood stain colour range has been very well received by those in the wood and veneer finishing scene. Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine spoke with two Auckland based, contract finishing companies, Adams Painting Ltd out in East Tamaki and Perfection Plus Ltd in Henderson who have been using the new wood stain colour range to find out just what it is that makes it press the right buttons for them. Wood furniture polishing and spray painting as it is more formally known is particularly characterised by two elements: experience and technology. Traditionally, experience has been so important to physically getting the right finish just as getting the right colour the customer wants is. Technology helps to achieve that result. Brendyn Jones, with some 35 years in the game, runs the family business Perfection Plus which he started back in 2004 with his wife Helen and their son Carl who they have just given an apprenticeship to. He has four long term employees and finishes cabinetry, shop fit outs, kitchen lots and custom made one offs. He started using PPG product back in 2008 and comments “Colour matching is an acquired and very much necessary skill in this business but this new stain colour range of some 190 colours has made both choosing a colour or matching a colour so much easier. No one else has anything like it. In the last six months since we started using the range it has changed the way we do business. With wood staining being some 50% of our business, it saves time and money. We need buy only the colours needed with no excess.” Is there any need to ‘tweak’ anymore? “Yes but so little if at all and the range is so flexible. It can be mixed with sanding sealers and pre cat lacquers and a POS colour can be had through PPG’s 881 Tint System and all the stain formulae are available on the Merlin Colour System. ” Jason Adams, with 26 years experience, established Adams Painting also in 2004 and has just moved to new premises in East Tamaki increasing staff from four to six in the process. He confirms the utility of the new stain range “This new stain colour range is ideal for all types of timber and veneer surfaces. Getting the right colour match is really easy with the wider range of timber shades to choose from. It’s fast drying and doesn’t raise the grain when applied to interior timbers.

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Time and money savings are important in this industry. A big plus has been the distance you get with the stain: it goes some three times further than what I had been using before. Another biggie has been it is fully tintable using the new mixing banks supplied by PPG to go with their product. I’ve been a PPG product user for twelve years now and this new stain range pushes the wood stain look to another level.” Jason has just invested in the latest in spray gear from Fremlin for his new site to augment this. “The quality of the wood stain finish we now get is I believe, the best you can get.”

Perfection Plus with their PPG supplied mixing bank and computer matching setup.

A comment made by both Jason and Brendyn has been the quick service provided by PPG . “It certainly makes life a lot easier” comments Brendyn “and the presentation box (pictured) is a great add on when dealing with new customers.” Interestingly, Jason comments “This product is a game changer. Experience is crucial in this industry but this product will at least make it easier for new or newer players to get started.” For more information contact:

The PPG colour range presentation box makes it easier dealing with customers. Brendyn Jones Perfection Plus Ltd Unit 4, 4 Mihinni Rd, Henderson Auckland Ph. 09 835 3001

Jason Adams Adams Painting Ltd Unit 3, 36 Zelanian Drive, East Tamaki Auckland Mob 027 505 8242

The new spray operation at Adams Painting houses the paint mixing bank supplied by PPG.

880 NGR Stain Colour Range

190 natural timber colours for furniture, doors & cabinets

A solvent based, fade resistant timber stain which does not raise the grain when applied to interior timbers

PPG Industries NZ Ltd 5 Monahan Rd Mt Wellington, Auckland Freephone 0800 263 766 Freefax 0800 659 377

Wynn Fraser Paints Whangarei (09) 438 1624 • Wairau Paint Centre Ltd Auckland (09) 443 3430 • PPG Industries NZ Ltd Auckland (09) 573 1620 • Panelbeating Supplies Ltd Auckland (09) 525 7475 • Linkup Paint Supplies Ltd Hamilton (07) 847 0933 • Linkup Paints (BOP) Ltd Tauranga (07) 571 8921 • Complete Paints Ltd Napier (06) 843 1122 • Total Paint Supplies Ltd New Plymouth (06) 769 9415 • Total Body Shop Ltd Wellington (04) 586 6681 • Paintco Nelson (03) 546 6660 • PPG Industries NZ Ltd Christchurch (03) 384 0255 • Rainbow Paints Ltd Dunedin (03) 474 0659 • Southern Paints Invercargill (03) 218 4664

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Correct airflow and filter sizing is critical for long term reliability, overall filter performance and efficiency. A correctly sized filtration system will perform for years with minimal maintenance.

Auckland kitchen-makers chose Egmont Air


itchen-craft, Auckland designers and manufacturers of top-quality kitchens, chose Egmont Air for their new dust extraction system. Their unique one-and-only showroom is a must-see – which tells a thousand stories. The showroom also has a picture-framed window opening into the factory where the Egmont Air System keeps the factory clean and spotless, forming one of the many stories told. Egmont Air specially designed a high-suction unit to provide optimum extraction for two CNC machines, edge-bander and dimension saw.

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All Egmont Air filter and fan systems are designed with generous filtering areas and aerodynamic action to improve the decantation and separation performance as well as minimise back-pressure on the air-conveyance system. Each extraction system includes the latest fan technology and Egmont Airs unique ‘Eco-power’ device which eliminates wasted energy on any extraction system with multiple machine connection. This reduces energy consumption and maximises the suction performance achieved, for each kilowatt of energy consumed.

As complete dust extraction professionals, Egmont Air understands the many challenges required with design and specification of new and existing dust extraction systems. Egmont Air provides a complete, interactive customer consultation through to design, supply, installation, commissioning and after-sales service, to ensure customer satisfaction, value and benefit is realised.

The use of synthetic filter media combined with an automatic cleaning system maintains the filter-sleeves in optimum condition for maximum filtering efficiency and guaranteed clean air discharge. “Discharge air is so clean” reports Mr Prestidge from Egmont Air, “that it can be returned to the factory environment for energy recovery, during winter months.” Special filter media is specified to comply with clean air discharge regulations and provide complete protection for the environment.

Productivity, quality and delivery are a direct result of a clean, tidy and efficient workshop. Dust-free working conditions provide motivation and ‘employee well-being’ which prevents staff-turnover, complaints and valuable time lost in training replacement staff. Furthermore absenteeism rates are noticeably less; a recent customer reported a reduction in absenteeism from 6% to 2.3%, attributed to a cleaner workshop environment.

Correct airflow and filter sizing is also critical for long term reliability, overall filter performance and efficiency. A correctly sized filtration system will perform for years with minimal maintenance. The Egmont Air series filters come in a huge range of sizes and are an economical solution for many timber processors, kitchen makers & joinery shops who previously considered filter units as an expensive option.

A properly designed extraction system will provide optimum suction at each machine outlet and remove the fine dust that would otherwise spread through the working environment, causing job dissatisfaction and low productivity.

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

Ecogranit sinks are here The Ecogranit® range of sink ware and accessories from German manufacturer Schock has recently become available in New Zealand. Hastings based Heritage Hardware has been distributing the range here since January and recently hosted Schock International Sales Director Sven-Michael Funck. JOINERS Magazine caught up with him and Heritage Hardware’s Hamish Raikes to find out about this premium brand. The original granite sink was invented by Schock in 1979 and while the technology used to produce them has moved on considerably since that time the granite sinks developed and patented by Schock have achieved a highly acclaimed reputation as premium products with more than a million sinks being sold each year internationally. Around 80% of the material used in Ecogranit® sinks is quartz, the hardest constituent in granite, when combined with a high grade acrylic the result is a hardened composite material that is extremely resistant to wear and dirt, ensuring a long life sink. Sven-Michael Funck believes the entry into the New Zealand market is very timely as there is an international trend in kitchen design for colour and contrast which his company is well placed to take advantage of. “Kitchens have become the focal living areas in the house and colour in sinks is the next big thing as individuals look to express themselves and their character in their kitchens.” While the majority of the company’s sales still favour the more traditional grey/black granite hues the company range encompasses over 250 models in 30 different colours including vivid red and orange hues certain to excite even the most jaded of designers. Priced to suit the middle to the top end of the market the sinks have all the properties looked for in top of the line sink ware.

“It is an extremely dense product (three times harder than natural granite) and being less porous than many other granite sinks means it is durable, scratch resistant and also dirt repellent, as water flows off faster. It is also heat proof and has anti bacterial qualities emanating from the natural silver ions in the quartz.” Strong at 8mm thick but not overly heavy at around 20kgs for the average sized unit the sinks can be installed as any other sink with out extra infrastructure. Similar to installing a stainless steel sink they can be over mounted, under mounted or flush mounted to suit the clients needs. “The beauty of Ecogranit® sinks is that they have proven the test of time. Original sinks using this technology which is now over 20 years old still look like new with no fade or deterioration of their surface,” says SvenMichael. Heritage Hardware Managing Director Hamish Raikes says his company is very pleased to have obtained the NZ agency for Schock. “Such a quality European product fits in well with our range and we believe will sell well in this hemisphere. The sinks have enjoyed huge success in Australia something that early sales indicate will be duplicated here in NZ.”  * Furthermore Heritage Hardware also provides matching tap ware and a large range of accessories to compliment their sinks.

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Would you put a hot pot on a laminate benchtop?

Now you can A

morini NZ is launching the Quadra High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Worktop; a worktop capable of taking hot pots. Quadra Worktops are manufactured in Germany by Duropal. Duropal not only manufacture the worlds highest quality laminate, but also the worlds best worktop. Whilst all HPL is manufactured from resin impregnated paper, not all are manufactured equally. What makes Duropal HPL superior to all other brands, is that every sheet of HPL is fully cured in the manufacturing process. Most brands only partially cure their resins when manufactured which means a higher moisture content, thus, allowing for easier post-forming. Whilst this is an accepted standard in the industry, the down side is a lower quality, often with microscopic pin holes in the surface. This is why some laminates stain easier than others, and partially cured resins continue to react after pressing therefore, creating a shelf life for the finished sheet.

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Quadra HPL Worktop - capable of taking hot pots.

Duropal HPL is different. Duropal develop their own resin technology and control the entire manufacturing process. Duropal HPL is fully cured in manufacture and is renowned globaly for being the best. Duropal attention to detail and world class standards, also flow into the Quadra Worktop. The Quadra Worktop, can not only take a hot pot, but is more stain, chemical and scratch resistant than other brands. Quadra Worktops are 39mm thick with a tight 3mm radius to top

and bottom edge and come fully sealed with a laminated vapour barrier to the entire underside of the worktop. The substrate is a HMR board and the finished Worktop remains perfectly flat. The Quadra Worktop Solution is available now. Pricing is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week via Amorini's on-line design centre. All orders are despatched two working days after order. For more info go to


delivering innovation and durability with their timber building solutions


LC is based in New Zealand’s forestry capital, Kaingaroa, around 50 km South East of Rotorua. The legacy NZ Forest Services compound with its weatherboard structures disguises, yet symbolises, the fact that within the 5-hectare site is a manufacturing operation the equal of any state-of-the-art timber remanufacturing operations anywhere; Precision German finger-jointers and moulders convert plantation radiata pine into engineered building solutions - weatherboard, fascia, appearance profiles - for the housing construction market. In addition, finger-jointed blanks, treated and untreated, are manufactured and sold to downstream processors, particularly in the timber joinery sector. This is a business model that focuses on the timber resource and processes and presents it to those customers who favour the obvious advantage of an organic product, wood, over composite or metal options. KLC began life in 1997 and has earned its reputation servicing the domestic and export markets of the USA, Europe and Asia with appearance-grade building systems. While recognised for export success by NZ Trade & Enterprise, the New Zealand market has not been ignored. The company has partnership arrangements with major merchant chains along with boutique suppliers, and has established links into the joinery manufacturing sector with customers such as Papakura Joinery, Moxon Timber, Hardie & Thomson, and Lumberbank.

Environmental regard and sustainability are core principles of KLC. Everything form substrate material selection - KLC offers 100% Pure or Mixed Source Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) product – to manufacturing components such as adhesives, paint and treatment chemicals. While some manufacturers continue to use formaldehyde-based adhesives, KLC has settled on the solvent and odour free options from Purbond®, the first and only polyurethane adhesive system to pass all tests required for ANSI/AITC 405-2008 certification. Coating choice is PPG’s acrylic primer options, reducing

volatile organic compound (VOC) emission and providing advanced coating performance over the traditional oil-based systems. KLC’s manufacturing process involves a re-drying stage following treatment, which provides stabilisation of the substrate and excellent machinability. In early 2013 KLC took a major step forward in timber treatment technology, introducing to its manufacturing suite, and customers, the MicroPro® treatment system provided by global treatment chemical manufacturer and marketer, Osmose, Inc. MicroPro® is a micronised copper preservative, delivered through a water-based carrier, providing full penetration of the timber, and guaranteed durability, delivering treatment performance in compliance with standards Copper based treatment systems have a long and proven history in timber treatment and, with the introduction of a micronised copper delivery in a water-borne system, delivers robust treatment in an environmentally sustainable way. Sustainability of the MicroPro wood treatment process is demonstrated in low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) noticeable with solvent treatment systems; and the award of the GREENGUARD Children and Schools’ Certification amongst an array of other environmental certifications. KLC describe their value proposition through the relationship of the product to the environment. It’s all about the strength, durability, and value of the product through its manufacturing journey to market. From a customer perspective, this regard is translated into quality building products, sensitive to the environment and appealing to those who favour the quality of a natural timber product. KLC takes what is natural and, through technology and technique honed over several decades, makes it better. KLC has a proven pedigree in timber manufacture and with innovation around processing and treatment technologies, has a very bright future to match its reliable past. Trust KLC products for your customers. 

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JMF NZ NZS:4211 a manual for compliant timber joinery For many years timber joinery as produced by the majority of NZ joiners has been an acceptable product. However the fact is that profiles have not been tested and most will not qualify under the new NZS:4211 regime. Master Joiners executive officer Corinne Moore gives us an overview of the changes required and actions taken by the Master Joiners and their partners to assure compliant timber joinery in the future.


n June 2010 the industry was given two years to achieve a tested solution. As a result of this, New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation (Master Joiners) have been working with McNaughton Windows & Doors to undertake a rigorous weather tightness testing programme with a number of profiles of windows and doors. The Department of Building and Housing now want all industries involved in the weather tightness of the exterior building envelope of buildings to comply with the NZ Standards. Local Government regulatory bodies are now starting to demand that all joinery complies with NZS:4211 and are also considering energy star rating and other issues.

Those who signed up as early supporters became NZS4211 Affiliated members of JMF. The cost of testing has been met by those who have already joined the NZS:4211 project.

regularly demanding same. Compliance tags may now be purchased from the administration office. It will become mandatory, in the sense that non compliant joinery will be rejected by the authorities.

A new company was set up in April 2012 to protect the Intellectual Property (IP) registered as JMF New Zealand Limited with a 50/50 shareholding – NZ Joinery Manufacturers’ Federation and McNaughtons Windows and Doors (who owned the original IP). This company manages and administers the commercial matters surrounding the ongoing development.

J M F N e w Z e a l a n d A ff i l i a t e Members are manufacturers of timber joinery that have joined together in a programme to achieve the following:

The demand for compliant timber joinery is growing, with architects and regulatory authorities now

Test all commonly used profiles of timber windows and timber doors that incorporate glass to comply with the specifications of New Zealand Standard NZS:4211. Display evidence of compliance. Provide assistance to specifiers and tradespeople that use these products by providing drawings, specifications and installation instructions.

From 1st April 2013, anyone who is not an existing member of JMF New Zealand Limited may join at a cost of $6,000 + GST (including the Manual). Non members must also become a member of Master Joiners to ensure protection of the IP. The differential recognises the commitment of those who joined early. The funding enabled production of the manual and updates, ongoing testing and development, web site development and launching of the project.

Laminate Granite • Marble Caesarstone • Silestone Corian • Hi Macs Graeme Faire Ltd 3/64 Hunua Road, Papakura 2110 Ph: 09 299 6237 Mob: 027 2551467 Fax: 09 298 2809 Email: Web:

JMFNZ Member companies will receive advertising and newsletters via links published on the jmfnz. website and email address included as an Affiliate Member on the website, unless they advise otherwise. JMF New Zealand Limited have produced the eagerly awaited Manual for NZS:4211 compliant timber joinery. The manual may be purchased by JMF NZ Affiliate members and Master Joiner members who are financial members of both organisations. Order forms may be requested by email from

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During the months of June and July, presentations by Ken Monk took place for all Master Joiners in all regions, covering an overview of what is in the manual and useful hints in how to use it, plus what is happening with installation information and how to gain access to JMF NZ members website. These presentations were well attended and appreciated. Seminars are currently being set up with all branches of Local Authorities in NZ to fully inform the appropriate people of the NZS:4211 development. Standards and practices required of JMFNZ affiliates will ensure that NZS:4211 standards are achieved and tags provided with JMF compliant joinery will provide evidence of this. This will be of great assistance to local councils and to specifiers of building materials (such as architects) by reducing their workloads and providing peace of mind that future problems are less likely to occur. JMF affiliates are keen to share relevant information with specifiers and specifying authorities by providing access to a secure website of key and confidential information that is otherwise restricted only to paid up JMFNZ members. This includes complete downloads of all sections of the JMF Manual. Access to this secure website is made by logging in from the public website with a username and password. Many specifiers have already been given approval to access the secure information. We invite relevant specifying authorities, architects, building specifiers and educational institutions to apply for approval to gain a username and password by filling out and submitting information on the website. JMF New Zealand Limited 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale, Napier 4112. NZ Phone/Fax 06 844 9956,

Double Glazing For Everyone Thermawood retro-fit and new double glazing for a warmer, healthier, drier home


olving the challenge of an effective timber double glazing solution that meets the requirements of NZS4211:2008 has been met by RetroFit NZ Ltd with their range of Thermawood retro and new timber double glazing systems. The company started out in 2010 as a retro fit company offering a timber double glazing system for existing wooden homes. Today there are some twenty five licensees around the country selling their retro fit systems. More recently the company developed a new timber double glazing system. JOINERS magazine spoke to Director Graeme ‘Clarkie’ Clarke and David Hughes about this new development. “The Thermawood system uses timber due to its associated thermal, acoustic and chemical properties. Timber in particular is a natural insulator with air pockets within its cellular structure that ensure it is a natural barrier to heat and cold. Because thermal conductivity increases in timber it is a far better insulator than aluminium for example and that is why we use it in our retro fit system. Double glazing in general is a system developed to reduce heat loss, the Thermawood system builds on this.” says Graeme.

“The new timber system removes the grey area of double glazing into wooden frames and provides a peace of mind guarantee that it will provide longevity to the double glazing.” So what is there particularly about the new system that makes it worth using? “The big thing, of course is it meets the NZS4211 standard. The 18mm insulating glass unit (IGU) can be glazed into 42mm timber sections while available soon will be 24mm IGUs into 56mm timber sections. Much cleaner internal and external sightlines result from the purposely designed self adhesive wedge.” Graeme explains. “The drainage system and back pressure work together to minimise water ingress and drain out moisture resulting in better longevity of the timber and IGUs.” The unique coextruded sill adapter is the key to the system. “This feature provides the platform for drainage, the setting block, bottom bead location and support while the santoprene backing fin prevents water ingress. This is enhanced by the 15 degree sloped and slotted IGU compatible silicone glazing blocks that securely lock into the sill adapter. The system is suitable for both factory and site glazing.

How does the Thermawood system compare with others on offer? “There is a significant reduction in glazing time over traditional glazing methods. It eliminates the need for wet glazing compounds, tapes and silicones and with no need for curing time it can be transported as soon as glazed. It is robust as well having been tested to NZS4211:2008 extra high wind zone water penetration test requirements. It is an effective, well tested solution for timber double glazed joinery requirements.” comments Graeme. For more information contact David Hughes at Retro Fit NZ Ltd on 027 222 2201 or email for North Island enquiries and Graeme Clarke on 021 222 3501 or email for South Island enquiries.

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made for New Zealand conditions S

chlegel New Zealand is now offering a range of Bifold Door Gear systems that have been developed for the local timber joinery industry. Significantly, this range is made here in New Zealand by Zebratti to suit New Zealand conditions. There are three different Bifold systems available to suit various weight ranges. The 50 Series and 80 Series have been developed specially to meet the requirements of the new codes for timber joinery (SNZ4211) whilst the 175 Series is suitable for those very big doors that are required occasionally. All the gear is built from materials suitable for the demanding New Zealand environment. All stainless steel components are made from Grade 304 series stainless steel. Even the bearings in the wheels are stainless steel. However, as the gear is manufactured locally,

Schlegel New Zealand are also able to offer a grade 316 stainless steel option at extra cost for when an architect calls for this grade. Schlegel New Zealand is also able to offer a unique bronze finish to all their stainless steel components for those customers who require it. The 50 Series has been developed as an entry level series designed to carry door panels up to 50kg in weight with panel sizes to 2700mm high and 810mm wide. This makes them ideal for those smaller panels even with double glazing. The 80 Series is designed for door panels up to 80kg and panel sizes of 3300mm high and 910mm wide. With this series there is the option of hinging the panels to the frame, or hanging the panels on pivots for greater flexibility. Both the 50 and 80 Series use the same top track and channel extrusions.

The 80 series is designed for door panels up to 80kg.

The 175 series is capable of carrying panels up to 175kg with panel sizes up to 5000mm high by 1100mm wide. This series can be used on aluminium, steel or timber joinery and has the hinged and pivot options available.

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a seamless system from design to cnc


ames Smaling of JS Kitchens Limited Palmerston North has recently completed the installation of a new Biesse Klever CNC machine. James has been in the joinery business for many years and has a well established business in the Manawatu region. James has a very down-to-earth approach to kitchen design and manufacture, and although he is familiar with modern computer aided kitchen design, it was a big step to make the move to CNC nesting. His approach was to discuss the various machinery options and also the software needed to effectively drive the machine with a variety of providers around the country. He was looking for a seamless system offering design to CNC which would provide a smooth and accurate result. As far as machinery was concerned James' choice of the Biesse Klever was based on the track record of Biesse NZ, together with the

fantastic features the machine has to offer, without breaking the bank. James comments, "this machine is awesome. It is producing a perfect result and has been simple to learn and operate".

extremely pleased with the accuracy of componentry and drilling details being feed out from 3D Kitchen "it is a dream to assemble".

James' choice of software was the 3D Kitchen Pro Toolpath software provided by Chris Adams of 3D Kitchen. James likes the ability of the 3D Kitchen software to create all drilling, shaping and cutting data directly from the design and production software, and translate it automatically to his CNC. In particular its ability to manage changes in cabinet heights and depths, automatically creating and deleting drilling positions where required and also adjusting drawer drilling positions without any user intervention, regardless of changes made to individual drawer heights.

As James discovered there is a learning curve involved and some disruption to normal business activity. However, he was pleased to be able to cut his first kitchen produced by 3D Kitchen to his machine directly after completion of the machine installation. This is a fantastic result. This change delivers a twofold benefit for James. Firstly, higher productivity with the ability to get correct production detail to the machine quickly and confidently. Secondly, with the 3D Kitchen software also producing detailed and accurate job costings James delivers a quick turn around, providing timely customer quotes.

This was a non-negotiable requirement as far as James was concerned, and he has been

James is typical of many businesses who hesitate when contemplating the technology

change he has made. Of course there are always reasons to put this off - you are either too busy or not busy enough, or you can't see how to justify the cost. Like others before him, James now clearly understands the very significant benefit of these two critical factors - one, choose the right machine for your business, and two, couple it with software that will actually deliver what it promises. Finally James comments, "3D Kitchen has provided a very versatile solution for us, enabling manufacture from any material. We typically build using 18mm board, but 3D Kitchen allows us to manufacture from any thickness material and even do construction with a mixture of material thicknesses and still provide perfect results". If you would like further details on these products please contact Biesse NZ on 09 278 1870 or visit www

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Sage Doors are able to produce a virtually seamless transition between the edging and the panel with no visible glue line to change colour with dirt and light over time.

the ultimate High Gloss finish


ashions come and go. Currently high gloss finishes for cabinet fronts are becoming more popular and designers are wanting a flat, reflective, scratch resistant finish without the weight or expense of glass. The challenge with high gloss acrylic is to get a flat finish without ripples and dimples which distort the reflection, and with a depth of gloss to get a mirror-like finish. Sage Doors have spent some time researching alternatives, travelling to Asia visiting factories, trying to find a product that meets the discerning standards of New Zealanders. Unfortunately, although there is an extensive range of patterns and colours available, they tend to have a clear layer of acrylic over a pattern which does not allow for a seamless look at the edge. Also, the acrylic has imperfections which are exaggerated in the reflected image. Earlier this year, a new high gloss acrylic sheet became available in Europe with superior scratch resistant qualities and a mirror-like finish. Sage Acrylux is made by pressing this acrylic onto MDF.

Unlike other high gloss acrylics which need time for the solvents from the protective coatings to escape or needs to be washed with water to harden the surface, Sage Acrylux gloss panels are hardened, ready for use as soon as you remove the protective coating.

Sage Acrylux gloss panels are competitively priced compared with other gloss options such as vinyl or two-pot polyurethane. With a CNC router for cutting and a dedicated hot air edge bander, Sage Doors will be able to offer a quick turn-around for cut and clash panels.

Using matching high gloss polypropylene Alpha-Tape® Excellent Gloss laser edging from MKT in Germany, Sage Doors are able to produce a virtually seamless transition between the edging and the panel with no visible glue line to change colour with dirt and light over time.

Sage Acrylux panels are ideal for kitchen cabinetry, office furniture, wall paneling, reception areas, shop fittings, and household furniture. The bright orange and claret colours make a bold splash of colour in a white or black kitchen. Let your imagination run free!

Due to higher ceilings in many new or renovated houses, we have decided to import the 2800mm x 1200mm sheet size. This means larger panels can be supplied than is possible with standard 2440 sheets. The following colours will be available by the end of September: white, black, claret, orange, and charcoal metallic in 18mm thick panels. By late October, 25mm double-sided white panels will also be available.

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crafts from milliners to florists. A juxtaposition of dry and shiny textures, this collection is also a play of suede and gloss. Available in 5 solid and 5 woodgrains. COFFEE SACK Dedicated to the cheerful character of coffee, this collection is for all coffee lovers who want to see something bold yet subtle in their interiors. Available in 2 pastel hues combined with a texture that reminds of coffee sacks.

WOODLOG Saw cut wood is the new trend of wood grains. Very natural yet very modern, this collection is inspired by the natural and raw, wood pattern with unique saw cut impressions. Available in three contemporary urban colours.

The above collections are beautifully photographed in a new GVP Greenlam catalogue themed ‘RECONNECT’.

VERASCIOUS BARK Inspired from real tree bark, this finish is an epitome of nature’s creation. Rough yet elegant, natural yet contemporary. Available in 14 decors.

The catalogue is based on Greenlam’s philosophy of eco-friendliness and is designed and packaged in a very stylish and suave way, which is sure to draw the eye.

RETRO A classic collection inspired by the colourful psychedelic era of the 70’s, this range comes in vibrant shades of colour with the play between gloss and suede creating an eye-catching digital design. Available in seven bold solid colours

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bendywood® ... simplistic technology proves a viable solution When given a very short term notice that the developers of Shed 12 wanted to attach a solid timber bannister to a pair of spiral staircases in the new fit out for media conglomerate Bauer’s Auckland offices, Woodform Designs Managing Director, Dave Pratt had a ready solution - Bendywood®. The most difficult part of the 4 week deadline was getting the core stock from Italian manufacturer Candidus Prugger SAS. Bendywood ® is solid wood that has been made flexible thanks to a unique chemical free thermo-mechanical production process. It can be worked like normal wood and bent by hand in a cold (without using heat) and dry (without steam or water) condition, not only enabling a reduction of working costs, but also improved productivity and quality. The ability to bend by hand means that Bendywood® is an a very unique product that can be used in a variety of applications which require solid timber to be curved. The beauty of its application as a bannister rail such as in Shed 12 is that it can be fitted on site without having to recreate a stairway template in the factory to fit and shape it before delivery to the site in sections for installation. This saves an enormous amount of time and labour reducing cost by as much as 50%. “The Shed 12 job was a good example of how this unique product can be used,” says Dave Pratt. “The product is delivered to the site straight then simply bent into place and tied down with cable ties and clamps and left for 24 - 48 hours to ‘set’ before being permanently fixed in place. Each of the handrails which are 45mm dowel in Euro beech took about four hours to bend and fix to position. This job probably took a little longer than most. Because of the short deadline we were required to airfreight the timber from Italy which meant we were limited to lengths of 3.6 metres and so required a few extra joins than would have been the case if we had of been able to freight longer lengths by ship. The joins can be a little tricky - the rail is cut at the required angle, dowelled with 10 x 75mm threaded rod and then chemset, creating a strong and invisible join. We also did the straight work in matching Euro beech and came in under the required time and well under what would have been the budget for a more traditional approach.” “What this means,” continues Dave, “is that circular stairways with wooden bannisters have become more cost effective and are now a viable option in many more instances than previously.”


While much of the work was done by hand with ties and clamps Woodform Design also use a portable bending machine for initial shaping.

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Bendywood® is also available in a range of sizes as square blanks, boards, mouldings & profiles and in a range of timbers including Beech, Maple, Oak, Cherry and Walnut.

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The new Leitz MC 33 planer knives are 30% more effective than previous MC planer knives and have up to six times the performance time of HS uncoated planer knives.

Leitz MC 33 planer knife increases performance and productivity Leitz has introduced the new MC 33 coated knives which dramatically extended service life and optimise productivity. Leitz has invested in advanced vacuum furnace technology to coat tools during the final stages of the heat treating process. The new Leitz MC 33 coating is a permanent hard shell coating which protects the cutting edge from erosion and corrosion which is the primary cause of wear and dulling in all cutting applications. MC 33 coated high speed steel (HSS) knives and tools last up to six times longer than standard uncoated knives and may perform as long as carbide knives in many applications. Coated knives offer a up to a 600% increase in productivity between sharpening cycles, while dramatically reducing knife sharpening and replacement costs. The permanent MC 33 coating is maintained on the critical knife face throughout the sharpening process and service life of the tool. Leitz knives and tools are certified weight balanced and marked with the Leitz quality seal. Dynamically balanced knives and tools provide optimized finish quality and longevity while protecting machine bearings.

Cost comparison showing the new Leitz MC 33 planer knives offer a significant increase in performance times and reduced costs.

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design flexibility

Peter Fisher with his new nesting set up.

A proud history and a bright future at Pooles


riginally a furniture factory and timber yard, Pooles Joinery in Invercargill has been in operation for well over a century. From the decline of native timber use to the devastation of the Southland floods of 1985, the company has been through many changes over the years. Historical evidence is on show around the building – from newspaper articles, photographs – even a ‘peak-water line’ from the floods frighteningly high on the showroom wall. And 2013 has seen another significant event in the company’s long history - a move to CNC manufacturing. After a career in building and construction, Peter Fisher bought Pooles in 1995. and since then the company has continued to develop a reputation throughout the lower South Island. The Pooles team are clearly proud of their work, and their reputation for quality has been fundamental to maintaining a busy workload while the Invercargill joinery scene has been quiet. “We’re just as active out of town” explains Peter. “A lot of our recent work has been for commercial developments of residential housing around Queenstown – and we’ve been busy with some particularly highend fit-outs. While we can produce the regular melamine boxes likely everyone else, the team enjoy the challenge of top-level joinery, new finishes, creative cabinetry – it keeps us enthusiastic about our work.” For the past couple of years Peter has known the move to CNC would be required. “Accuracy, efficiency – we’d heard all the arguments and so we’d been looking into CNCs for awhile. As workshop space got tighter we knew CNC would improve our efficiency. And efficiency is essential to keep some margins in our work.”

In the end Peter opted for the SuperNest from Jacks. “Jacks offered the complete package: machine, software, and training. We’d just bought a Brandt edgebander too so we knew the level of service we could expect, and we knew back up would be important as we learned to work with CNC.” Pooles chose PRO100 software to pair with their AscentPro CNC. “We used to use a design package to generate imagery for the customers, then cut everything on the saw” says Peter. “Now we use PRO100 for both. I design the kitchen – get the client in to approve it and then tidy up the specifications and create the nests. Once the design has been loaded on to the USB stick the processing is simple.” Peter confirms that all the promises he’d heard about CNC are true. “There’s no doubt it’s faster, more efficient, and more accurate” he says. “CNC removes a lot of the capacity for human error. As long as I get the design correct, the parts coming off the machine are correct.” Given that a significant proportion of Pooles’ work is shipped to Central Otago before installation, sending accurate work to the site is crucial to control costs, and to maintain the company’s excellent reputation. With their new design software, SuperNest CNC and edgebander, Pooles have made a significant investment in the company’s long term efficiency and future. Peter puts it simply: “We’re here to stay.” Given the company’s already long history, there’s no doubting him. ²

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Timeshare – what to look out for


imeshares originated in Europe after World War II, and were further developed in the UK and USA over the following decades. Now they are an international phenomenon, and New Zealand has one of the highest rates of timeshare ownership in the world. Their attraction lies in the fact that you can have exclusive access to a unit in your chosen holiday resort, for a limited period each year (usually a week), without having to purchase a holiday home that may remain unoccupied for much of the year. Someone else looks after the management and upkeep of the unit for you, and because you pool those expenses with all the other owners, it’s usually cheaper than managing your individual unit independently. Furthermore, you can trade your entitlement from year to year, either by hiring it out, or by swapping it with another timeshare owner, in return for accommodation in the same resort at another time of the year, or for accommodation in another resort entirely. Plus, your rights continue in existence for a very long time. Of course, there are downsides as well, and timeshare investors generally aren’t familiar with them because timeshares are typically sold using high-pressure sales tactics that don’t focus on the negatives. Sometimes resorts that can’t operate economically as hotels, are packaged up and sold as timeshares. Usually investors are lured to a glitzy on-site public promotion with promises of generous no-strings-attached rewards (a free stay in one of the timeshare resorts is a common example) in return for enduring the sophisticated sales pitch, which is a lot harder to resist than they anticipated.

No doubt there are a lot of genuinely interested participants and willing buyers as well. What they might not realise is the resort they are buying into will eventually lose its charm, or its attraction to them. That has three consequences. First, despite their declining use of their entitlement, they remain liable for the annual levies which steadily increase with inflation for the duration of the timeshare (usually the life of the resort – 40 years is not uncommon). Secondly, there may come a time when substantial repairs and maintenance are required (the roof starts leaking, for example, or the air conditioning plant fails) which will result in a corresponding levy increase. Thirdly, a unit in a resort which is no longer sought-after does not buy you much in terms of exchange rights at another resort, nor will it fetch much on the open market. Because of these risks, the law provides certain rights and remedies. Although New Zealand does not have any Timeshare Act or equivalent statute, timeshares are regarded as securities and therefore governed by the Securities Act 1978. This requires a prospectus to be registered and an investment statement to be distributed to potential purchasers (although it is questionable how many people bother to read them). A statutory supervisor such as a firm of accountants must also be appointed to keep the promoters and managers honest and look after the interests of the timeshare owners. And if the Promoter is a member of the (voluntary) New Zealand Holiday Ownership Council, then their Code of Ethics and Code of Practice will provide some measure of comfort as well.

Apart from the prospectus and the investment statement, the other documentation the timeshare promoter will prepare is the Holiday Interval Contract or Trust Deed that defines the owner’s rights and obligations, the Application/Purchase Contract pursuant to which the owner buys his/her entitlement, the Deed of Participation that sets out the rights and obligations of the statutory supervisors, and (generally) a management contract with the separate entity that manages the resort. Given that a timeshare owner will typically invest upwards of $10,000 for his/her entitlement and pay upwards of $400 in annual levies (much more for the more luxurious resorts), what are the owner’s options if his/her circumstances change or he/she has lost interest in it? The first is to sell the timeshare. Whether your timeshare gives you some sort of joint ownership of the land or whether it just gives you a contractual right to use the unit, either way it may have some value to someone looking for a bargain in the second-hand market. The seller can try Trade Me, or list the timeshare with a specialist broker (but don’t expect much by way of net return). The Promoter’s or Manager’s consent to the sale is usually required (automatic in the case of a solvent and responsible purchaser), and substitute deeds need to be prepared. If a sale proves elusive, then a gift (either during your lifetime, or in your will) to a deserving recipient who is willing to assume the ongoing obligations is more feasible. If you want to retain ownership but not utilise your

entitlement in the meantime, then leasing it is another option. If you are merely tired of the original resort, you may be able to exchange your entitlement for an equivalent (or better, if you pay the difference) unit in another resort. If there are no willing takers, then handing back or surrendering your entitlement is a possibility. This writes off your initial investment (and the possibility of a return of capital at the end) but it also relieves you of your obligations to pay ongoing levies. The Promoter or Manager will have a discretion whether to permit the surrender, but the more responsible ones will do so in deserving cases, and are unlikely to refuse if there is a waiting list of buyers. There are two other options. One is defaulting on payment of your annual levies, and hoping the Promoter or Manager won’t seek damages from you. The other is maintaining your payments in the hope that your timeshare will prove to be a good investment when the scheme is wound up. If the Trust Deed provides that the property will be sold on expiry of the scheme and the net proceeds distributed to the timeshare owners, your share (say, 1/51 weeks x 20 units) could exceed the annual levies from which you are not deriving any benefit in the meantime. This may be a worthwhile gamble if the timeshare units comprise the whole of the resort (not just a part of it), and either the building is going to serve a useful purpose after its use as a resort is over, or the land (after demolition of the building) is likely to be a valuable development site. ²

Geoff Hardy has 37 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer and is the senior lawyer in the Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. He guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. His phone number is (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail geoff@madisonhardy. com. This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

Show me the showroom


recently went to the NKBA conference in Christchurch. It had the usual stuff, motivational speakers, social events, team building, kinky photos (thank you Suyin for being a good sport), drinking, presentations from suppliers, but quite key to it all Trade Stands. These little gems are there to showcase products and inspire specifiers. Lots of new things, or old things showcased in a new way. Brochures, giveaways, competitions to enter and super enthusiastic staff pitching their wares to all and sundry. Or so you would think. I came away from some sessions around the stands thinking, what just happened there? I walked up to one stand and said, “So convince me to buy your product!” I was reluctantly given a brochure, they pointed to some samples on the wall and I was told it was all pretty much the same as last time. Others wanted to chat about rugby, where Debra was, or answer texts on their phones. Others of course were truly inspirational. I am not sure how you can be taken on a tour of 3x3 metre stand but I was escorted and guided through their wares and at the end I was disappointed there was no eftpos machine so I could make a purchase. Well done! These mini showrooms cost a lot of money. The rental of the space is small in comparison to the cost of construction and manning so it is important to get value out of the investment. Exactly the same can be said of a showroom. According to rules of the NKBA, members need to have a showroom of a high standard and it is meant to be inspected before approval of membership. Well good luck trying to do that with our showroom. We work from home and our show kitchen is actually our kitchen. Some features you can see here that

you won’t see in other showrooms include; last night’s dishes, the remains of breakfast, a cat who likes to drink from a sink rather than a water bowl, and the odd bone our dog has snuck in. Bad Dog! No Walkies! Luckily our ’showroom’ is by appointment only so there is usually time to clear away the mess. However they are many disaster spaces I have seen which have no excuse. Some showroom complaints from me It is a showroom not an inwards goods area. Due to the high visibility of the space and the fact it is usually manned most delivery people see it as a delivery room. Happily drooping off parcels and packages on that showpiece Kings Gen IV benchtop in the middle of the room, where a loose staple tears a trench in the finish when you go to move it. One kitchenware shop had a kitchen of ours that was meant to be for cooking demonstrations, but ended up being landing space for cookie cutters and other designers brochures. It is a showpiece so keep it clean. See above! But also in a brightly lit area open to the street dust really shows up. There is usually a factory nearby which while adding authenticity also adds to the debris field. I have been in many showrooms where you can date when an object was placed there by the height of dust around it. It is only a showroom so why bother. I hear this logic when I ask why there is a gap in the joinery or when you can’t open a shower door because the mixer hits it. ’This is only a demonstration room. The final product will be of a much higher quality. ’ Once at a sales evening for a block of apartments I was told not to look at the demonstration kitchen I was standing in and too look at the 3D plans shown projected onto a 2D wall. Why bother with a demo kitchen in the first place? This is a

Gansu takes cover during an aftershock. Note the broken keyboard, hit by falling object.

chance to show how good you can do things. Please take advantage of it and put your best work forward. It is an office not a showroom. Seeing as you have staff to look after those annoying customers why not put a desk in there and say it is the workspace for a designer/receptionist/accounts person as well. Well because it is a showroom not an office. Yes you may as well have someone doing other work when the showroom is empty but they need to give full attention to walk-ins when they arrive. Sometimes I have been made to feel I am not wanted as I am interrupting more important work, like texting or arguing with a supplier. It also begs another question. If the showroom is not pulling in so many people that you need a dedicated sales person, was it worth the investment? What is it you are trying to sell? In the old days as a quid pro quo, space was allocated for sample boards from suppliers who provided free material for a showroom. These are very handy when helping a client to select a colour, handle or finish but do they need to be the main thing on display? I manned a showroom once where other joiners who did not have showrooms would send clients in to get laminate samples. Other potential customers thought it was a hardware shop and tried to buy handles and hinges. Great if that is what you were trying to do but I was trying to sell kitchens.

We don’t like selling these but others seem to like them. An amazing high gloss lacquer kitchen with granite benchtops and gadgets for Africa, is pretty redundant if your sales person says lacquer is not meant to be used in kitchens and that granite to too expensive. To be honest I don’t know what a gadget for Africa is, but I assume it is a combination of water conservation and lion repellent, with a soft close option. If you don’t want to sell it don’t promote it. I know a joiner whose showroom is full of laminate kitchens with rimu bull nose edging and not a drawer in site. But that is what they sell and they do it well. They have targeted a niche market of affordable cabinetry and set up in a less than fashionable part of town. Do I like those kitchens? No. Do I buy from that joiner? No. Is the showroom generating sales? YES! I often leave showrooms disappointed. I go in to be wowed and inspired but often leave deflated or worse confused. Is it there to showcase what they can do or is it a giant sample room? It does not matter if it is one or both just get it right. As I finish writing this on my dented keyboard one of my electric drawers in the showroom (kitchen) has popped open meaning the aftershock was between 4.2 and 4.6 When all 3 open you know it was above 6.2 It is a great invention Blum thanks for installing it. If you could just get that lion repellent option happening I will sleep a lot safer. Tony DeLorenzo Freelance Product Developer Debra DeLorenzo Design Ltd Tony Delorenzo is the ex president of the NKBA and is based in shaky Wellington. Comments always welcome. tony.debs@

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world skills . apprentice awards . desi World Skills 2013 James Buchanan was the lucky apprentice who won the chance to attend the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany. It was an amazing experience he says and something he would encourage other apprentices to go for. “It is hard to describe the Wo r l d S k i l l s e x p e r i e n c e , everything was on such a huge scale. WorldSkills is a big competition, with hundreds of people attending and some amazing machinery and technology on display.”

James Buchanan competing at WorldSkills in Leipzig.

James is employed by Four Trades in Dunedin and works at Leith Joinery. Peter Leith is the trainer for the WorldSkills so was able to give James a lot of help and support as he prepared for WorldSkills. Bill Cubitt from Four Trades also helped a lot.

“WorldSkills is a big commitment – I had to do between 400 and 500 hours of training on top of my everyday work. It is also expensive, luckily Peter organised some sponsorship for me and Bill helped as well. My family also held a spit roast dinner and an

auction which raised about $9,000 so that was a great help.” James says that although there is a lot of pressure during the competition he would recommend the experience to other apprentices. “Guys at work have said it is difficult when you are working and clients are watching you – well this is much tougher as you have judges looking at you all the time and people taking photos so you need to learn how to handle that.” “The WorldSkills experience will definitely help my career - I learnt a lot from the experience and think I have grown a lot as well. It opened my mind about the industry and the opportunities that are out there, both in New Zealand and around the world, so if you get the chance to you should take it.” Joinery Most Promising Apprentice Congratulations to William Pepper from Amalgamated Joinery, the Most Promising Joinery Apprentice for 2013. Apprentices are nominated for the award by their tutors and their employer also has to verify the tutor ’s nomination. The competition is very close each year so well done to William for topping the list.

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William Pepper.

Many thanks to Customwood who sponsored Willam’s flights, accommodation and attendance at the Master Joiners Awards dinner. William also received a $100 cheque from JITO. Master Joiners Apprentice Awards Congratulations to Joshua Ellery from Terra Firma Joinery who won three awards at Master Joiners Apprentice awards - Workmanship and Skill, Best Timber Project and People’s Choice. (4001 to 8000 hours). Josh’s was presented with his prizes at the Master Joiner’s Conference awards dinner. The Apprentice Awards are open to all New Zealand Joinery Apprentices. The project they enter must have been at least 80% completed by the apprentice. More information is available at National Diploma in Kitchen Design The inaugural recipients of the National Diploma in Kitchen Design were presented with their diplomas at the NKBA Conference Awards Ceremony held recently in Christchurch. Congratulations to: • • • •

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3D Kitchen QT software producing ... Also at the conference was the presentation of the Judy Bark Cup for the Most Promising Design Student 2013 to Deborah Daly from Rawcraft Kitchens in Napier. Well done Deborah. Reboot your apprenticeship Reboot subsidy for apprentices and their employers The Government Reboot subsidy is available to any new apprentice who signs up for a Level 4 National Certificate (which is 120 or more credits) or becomes a Modern Apprentice. A Modern Apprentice must be under 22 at the time of signing the training agreement into certain JITO qualifications. The apprentice will receive $2,000 and the employer will also receive $2,000. (Apprentices not on the critical skills list are eligible for $1000 each). If the employer signs up two or more apprentices they will receive $2,000 for each apprentice. After training for 90 days JITO will send the apprentice and employer a form to fill out and return to JITO. JITO will send this application to the Tertiary Education Commission for approval. Once approved, JITO will then deposit the money directly to both the apprentice and the employer’s bank account. This is a tax free allowance for the apprentice that must be used to buy tools or go towards training.

The Reboot scheme started on the 6 March 2013 and so far JITO has received over 100 new training agreements for apprentices and their employers who are likely to be receiving the $2000 each. Nationally across all sectors there is a limit to the first 10,000 registrations. This could take up to a year before expiring but it would be best to be in quickly to avoid missing out. To check if your new apprentice is eligible ring JITO on 04 385 8814. If you receive any other Government subsidy for an apprentice, then you are not eligible for this allowance. JITO Merge Update Following the regional and association meetings industry approval to move to the Due Diligence phase of a merge with the Building and Construction ITO has begun. Negotion meetings are being held to discuss the 11 points. Whilst many have been met, further discussion is required for the remaining five. It is expected to take several more weeks before you will be consulted further. Thank you for your patience, it is not a situation that can be rushed.

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There must be a catch? 1. You must be a reader of JOINERS Magazine 2. You must be a manufacturing cabinetmaker 3. You must not already have design or production software 4. The offer does not include future software updates 5. Email applications to ... ... subject “free software 2013” ... supply full business name and contact details

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master joiners members 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 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, contact David Heather. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 377 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, contact Barry Rusher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, email, contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fineline Joinery Limited Unit 6B, 64 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contacts Chris Lipp / Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen.

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

Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil.

IP Joinery Ltd Unit 8, Industrial Building One. Opua Marine Park, Baffin St, Opua. Ph 09 402 6885, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman. JT Cabinetry Ltd 32 Neil Park Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, Ph 09 279 8984, contacts Noel Rowse and Ben Brown. KBL Joinery 50 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, North Shore City, Ph 09 479 6380, contact Philip Tapp.

Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. NZS4211 Affiliated. Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, contact Stuart Penny.

Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email

McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, contacts Duane & Philip Cox.

Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 441 7289, contact Roydon Woodcock.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce.

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

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

Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Colin Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Seaboard Joinery Ltd PO Box 11 035, Ellerslie. Ph 09 579 9571, contact Mrs Maureen Beattie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Smith & Parker Joiners 35 Waipanga Road, Kamo, Whangarei, Ph 09 435 5415, contact Albert Smith or Simon Parker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, contact Bill Gartshore. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, email s.jclausen@

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

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

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

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

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 8170, contact Lindsay Petterson.

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

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

Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, contact Sean Wood. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, contact Mark Shaw. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated. In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, contact Dan Holmes.

Cutting Edge Joinery Ltd 3 Sissons Road, Pakowhai, Napier, Ph 06 870 3689, contact Duncan Glover. Doorpro Ltd 1283 Louie Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 2600, contact Geoff Gibson. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Garry Nugent.

Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank. Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchens by McIndoe PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, email

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

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

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

Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, contact Jeff Clayton. Kitchens By Healey Ltd 42 Bennett Street, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 4646, contact Peter Healey. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, contact Steve Duck.

TARANAKI Secretary, Graeme Paul PO Box 4136, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 1111. Arthur Brown Construction Ltd PO Box 266, Hawera. Ph 06 278 5199, contact contact Mark Dombroski Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky. Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 221 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, contact Sean Rice. Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, contact Mark Whitaker.

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


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

Secretary, Dianne Hurring P O Box 7103, Taradale, Napier 4141. Ph 06 843 1465. Email:

Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, Napier, Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs.

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

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

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

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

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

Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb.NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213. Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 68 Montgomery Crescent, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery ITO Box 11-435, Wellington. Ph 04 385 8814, contact Deb Paul. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated. Well Hung Joinery 21 Lower Tyers Road, Ngauranga, Wellington, Ph 04 494 7230, contact Stephen Fairbrass. NZS4211 Affiliated. Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind.

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Secretary, Philip Thompson P O Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730 A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, contact Kelvin Atkinson Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer. Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell. Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated. Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

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

Hardie & Thomson Ltd 1062 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 4303, contact John Thomson. 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, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, contact Greg Ayers. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Joinery Concepts 2006 Ltd 25 Osbourne Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1066, contact Peter Robertson. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, contact Chris Moore. Mark White Joinery 108c Shortland Street, Aranui, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 8570, contacts Mark White, Graeme Rountree.

Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Benchtops Plus More 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, contact Mike Davidson.

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

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

Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, contact Aaron Hooper.

Millbrook Kitchens Ltd 25 Southbrook Road, Rangiora, Ph 03 313 5764, contact Andrew Silcock.

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

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

Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore.

Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, contact Shane Boyd.

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

Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens.

Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated.


The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, contact Fraser Syme.

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

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Trends Kitchens Ltd 34A Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 5242, contact James McKeown Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery. Walklins Joinery Ltd 493 Bealey Road , R D 1, Christchurch 7671, Ph 03 318 1529, contact Mark Walker.

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, contact Paul Butchers. Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Firman Joinery Ltd 9 Dee St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 1561, contact Gary Firman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton. Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Freeform Laminates (Dunedin) Ltd 343 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 425 9693, contact Steve Howden. JP Quality Kitchens Limited 66 Vogel Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 1395, contact John Peddie. Joinery Specialists 1997 Ltd 608 Kaikorai Valley, Kenmure, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 2371, contact Graeme Emmerson. Kitchen Focus 2012 Ltd 544a Kaikorai Valley Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 488 5288, contact Spencer Bremner. Leading Edge Joinery Specialists Ltd 13 Surrey Street, Gore, Ph 03 208 3001, contact Donald McGuigan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

O’Brien Group 2012 97 Harrow Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2182, contact Peter O’Brien.

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

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

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

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

Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor & Don Williams. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, Email: . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated. Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, contact Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wedgerwood Joinery Ltd 11 Ngapara St, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 8832, contact Blair Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Weigel Joinery 14 Earnscleugh Road, Alexandra. Ph 03 448 7042, contact Guenther Weigel. Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wood Solutions PO Box 2443, Dunedin. Ph 03 479 2323, contact Andrew Bellamy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY Auckland The Auckland region has continued to keep reasonably busy. There seems to be a lot of bigger projects starting, however I am still finding that most of the projects are renovation, alteration and addition type work which is great for the timber joinery industry. There is a lot of group housing that is ongoing in the Auckland area. This still remains in the market place of the aluminium joiners where everything is price driven and the cheapest deal is the best deal. I am also finding that in the Auckland region we tend to only be turning about 20% of our quotes into jobs, so there is a lot of competition and the sooner NZS:4211 hits the market place properly the better. This may help to stop the price wars, and hopefully will start everybody pricing apples for apples. Auckland Master Joiners seem to be moving along reasonably well. We want to give our members good reasons to attend their regional meetings. Our February meeting had two guest speakers, Deb Paul, CEO of JITO and Bob Martin, Area Training Adviser for JITO. Deb spoke regarding important changes that are to be implemented this year, like the Apprentice Reboot Scheme which has seen many Auckland joiners take this opportunity on board. There have been approximately 25 new apprentices signed in the Auckland area to date. Bob spoke to us about his on-going activities to assist and motivate apprentices. Matt Woodward, Secretary for Auckland Master Joiners, sent out a survey to all members asking for feedback on what they would like from these meetings, how often they would like to meet and what day, what time and how often they would be likely to attend. We had a reasonable response to the survey with most members giving us good feedback – we seem to be on the right track, so thank you all for your responses. At our June meeting, Ken Monk, Director of JMF NZ and Garry McNaughton, Chairman of JMF NZ gave a powerpoint presentation on the NZS:4211 manual. Also Deb Paul gave a powerpoint presentation on the Industry Training Scheme and what the future holds for JITO.

Both of these presentations were very well received with approximately 40 members and associates attending. At present all the architects that we deal with seem to be reasonably busy, which gives us some confidence that the volume of work we are seeing now will continue for some time yet. We are finding that a lot of customers are looking for a one stop service and are very keen to have all their hardware fitted to their joinery prior to leaving the factory. I am sure that if we were to go for a fully finished and painted system the customers would go for this also. – David Cummingham Canterbury The start of winter has hit us but things have not slowed down too much at all. Listening to all the Joiners around town, everyone is busy and with a healthy work load ahead. The consents have slowed up a little with getting through council but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for us as it spreads the workload out to a more manageable task. Bad debts are surprisingly low and don’t seem to be increasing with the workload, but we still need to be very careful with the new contractors popping up and make sure we do our credit checks etc. Finding staff is an increasing problem with everyone looking. Staff are now starting to move from one business to another looking for that extra buck so my advice would be to work on making your work place one that they want to stay at and not make it all about the money they are on. New member applications have slowed up a little but interest in the meetings has increased, with healthy numbers coming to each monthly meeting and also turning up early for the pre meeting dinner and drinks. On a social note of late, we as a group have toured the Daiken MDF plant where we went through the whole process of how our MDF sheets are created. This was followed by dinner and drinks. We also went down to Moeraki for the weekend where we went out on a fishing charter and caught a lot of blue cod and had a heap of fun. At our last meeting we had Deb Paul (JITO) and Ken Monk (NZS:4211) attend. This was very informative from

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both. NZS:4211 is in full swing now and everyone seems to be right behind it and that’s great to see. That’s me for another report, take care and sorry I couldn’t make it to Nelson. - Nathan Moore Central Well it’s that time for Central’s AGM and I have already done half of my two year term which has gone in a flash. It has been an eye opener going along to the executive meetings and seeing all the work that goes on behind the scene. I encourage all to have a go at president in their region if they get the chance. Once again Central has been up and down, with most up but some with a bit of a lull at present. Signs are looking up though, as a couple of firms have taken on apprentices, with others a bit undecided at the moment with fluctuating workloads. We have had a couple of new members sign up but alas losing one or two at the same time. We have had our NZS:4211 and JITO meeting and I thank Ken and Deb for giving up their time to talk to us. Everyone is happy now the manuals are out as it is now reality. Now they have to get their heads around the intriguing engineering charts which Ken has done a great job of explaining. Deb’s talk was informative, on how why and when things are headed for the ITO. If you have not had your meeting I encourage you to attend, as it is in your best interests to hear the info first hand. Socially, Central held its 2nd annual golf tournament and from all accounts it was a great success. With the next committee meeting we will have confirmed dates for all functions for the rest of the year. – Craig Fleet Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay I am sure we are all looking forward to getting to Nelson for our annual conference. Hopefully all the extra water will have gone and we can have a great weekend discussing the industry and the All Blacks. We held our May meeting at the Ten Pin Bowling venue with a reasonable turnout of members. The bowling after the meeting was very competitive and those that stayed on had a great evening. Thanks to our sponsors again for their continued support. The rest

of the year’s meetings have already been set so we hope the dates have been put into everyone’s diaries. The workload in our area appears to be steady with most members saying they have better forward workloads than they have had for some time. There are a few tradesmen in our area looking for work so hopefully with things picking up they will be able to stay in our area and in the industry. With the NZS:4211 manuals now being available and the road show starting to tour the country soon, we hope to see a lift in the amount of timber joinery being requested. Once the councils are on board things should get even better. Good luck to those who have entered the awards this year and I’m sure there will be some very good projects for us to look at during the conference. See you all in sunny Nelson. - Rod Triplow Nelson/Marlborough Most local members have at least a couple of months forward work. The recent Richmond flood has increased the workload with repairs and replacement joinery. Merchants have noticed an increase in sales over the last two months. On the whole most are positive that workloads will increase over the next year. There is a shortage of qualified or experienced staff in the area. There have been 2-3 new apprentices taken on this year. – Alan Gibb Otago/Southland Workload has been reasonably good for the first half of the year, with most firms returning to adequate workloads and the odd joinery shop with a few months ahead. Pricing is still very tight, with little hope of this easing over the coming months due to the decline of work in both the domestic and commercial market. At present even the larger building firms are not having much in the way of sizeable plans. As per normal, it’s really hard to source experienced, quality joiners, If we cannot get joiners, then we need to up skill the joiners we have, or bring more apprentices though the work place. Very few apprentices have been taken on lately in Otago and Southland. I hope this improves soon.

Reports from Branch Presidents received 20 June 2013

James Buchanan from 4 Trades is representing New Zealand at Worldskills in Germany at the beginning of July this year, James had to raise $12,000 to get to Worldskills and Peter Leith from Leith Joinery as judge, also having to raise $12,000, which they both achieved with lots of thanks to the Masters Joiners throughout the country, and to all the other sponsors. James’ parents also raised $9,500 through a pub lunch and auction, well done. The local joiners meetings have being going well this year, (3 in Dunedin, 2 in Invercargill & 1 in Cromwell). Good turnouts in Dunedin and Invercargill but it would be nice to see a few more members from Queenstown and Wanaka at the Cromwell meetings. It’s great to see a few new faces coming to the odd meeting but think this is more because of NZS:4211. The Annual General Meeting was held on the 14th June in Dunedin with a good turn out and after the meeting we had a discussion with Ken Monk about NZS:4211, and Deb Paul about the possible merger of the JITO, followed by a dinner with 47 members, associate members and partners, all enjoying a great night out. - Peter Leith Taranaki Taranaki seems to be rolling along quite nicely, with most Joiners reporting steady workloads. Locally there have been some large commercial projects underway - a new base hospital, a seventeen room boutique hotel, a new police station and other smaller commercial buildings around the city. This has created a shortage of tradespeople. At one project that we have been involved with, the tilers (Chinese) and plasterers (Russian) were brought down from Auckland, so the project could be completed on time. However, saying there is a shortage, there seems to be plenty of staff around for builders to call on. It seems that only certain Trades have a lack of trained people out there like the joinery trade. Taranaki is lucky in that we have a lot of money coming into the province through the local oil business and associated supply companies, and this feeds down into the community. Enquires still

seem to be quite strong from the public sector, with a more positive attitude out there. One problem we are noticing is that the public are becoming more picky and will in some cases use any excuse not to pay. Too much information out there nowadays! Hope you all enjoy the Nelson Conference and the Taranaki Master Joiners are hoping you can all make it here to the NAKI for next year’s Conference for a fantastic time. - Roger Paul Waikato/Bay of Plenty The light at the end of the tunnel? This would be the most confident that my members have been in the past 5 years that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that our economy, and in particular the construction industry, is showing good signs of recovery from years of dealing with GFC and uncertainty. I wouldn’t be confident enough to say that we are totally out of all uncertainty but all the indicators that we want to see improving are doing just that. In the Waikato BOP region general workloads are steadily filling, with some looking at full production schedules through to 2014! Most of my members are reporting that they are steady to busy and on the cusp of looking whether to employ more staff or not. This is a good and bad problem to have. Yes it is good to be busy, but trying to source trained staff to fill the production void is becoming an increasingly difficult task. The Government is recognising this skill shortage with the launching of the re-boot apprenticeship programme which is beneficial for both employers and their new apprentices. I hope this is something that all looking for staff are considering, as it will strengthen our industry skill base. Residential work is steadily improving whilst commercial work in our region is sitting in a holding pattern for large projects to come on stream. Pricing still is an issue, particularly in the commercial field, but comments from members are if everyone is starting to get busier, is now not the time to start recovering some form of margin when pricing jobs rather than competing vigorously for little return. Supply of product in a timely manner seems to becoming more of an issue for some members with little or no stock being held in some lines. For the first time that I

can remember, collection of debtors has not been mentioned. Even if we are all getting busier, vigilant credit control is still a very good business practice to ensure bad debts do not increase due to lack of attention. I hope all those who attended the conference in Nelson enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to New Plymouth next year. - Liam Wackrow Waitaki Workloads for 2013 started on a positive note and this has continued. Members have reported improved workloads, along with plenty of enquiries and a significant amount of pricing to be done. Workloads range from steady to busy and most members currently have work lined up ahead through until spring and beyond. Staffing levels are relatively stable although some members have noted that there are times when it would be good to have an extra staff member. A couple of members have taken on new joiners and one has also signed up a new apprentice. As reported at the last meeting, getting the right people can be difficult and will be more so as things get busier. Although our association is in favour of the JITO Board’s decision regarding a possible merger, concern has been raised about whether the joinery industry will still have a voice or if it will be lost due to having small numbers in a larger group that is not joinery focussed. Finances in the region are generally good. The majority of debtors are paying on time, however, a number of members have also had some slow payers this year. There are still tighter margins in some jobs, however, prospects seem to be picking up in the Waitaki region. More pricing for fit-out work in Christchurch is coming on stream as more builds are being consented/ completed in Christchurch. It has been noted that some bench top suppliers have started to move dates out which may become a problem for supply. Overall there is a positive outlook for our region for now and in the near future. This is my last report as president of the Waitaki Association. I have enjoyed representing the Waitaki Joiners and working with the Executive over the last two years. - Gary Firman

Wellington We had a good turnout of members to our second meeting of the year. It was pleasing to see a happy and confident atmosphere. All members reported they were busy or steady with 3 weeks work ahead. Some members were busier than this and had work 3 to 6 months ahead. The forecast for future work was also positive. Local sales reps who were present, said things were on the improve, with their sales the best for a couple of years. Having the confidence in forthcoming work, to hire more staff, especially apprentices, is hopefully coming. Incidentally, advertisements for joiners are back in the local newspapers. We have just signed on a new member and we have others who are showing new or renewed interest. So generally I would say things are on the improve, and long may it continue. – Anthony Neustroski ²













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The Job is Auckland based with regional travel involved. How ever we are also interested to talk to candidates interested in working from home in other main centers. We see the successful candidate either as a professional sales person or a tradesman looking for a change or a sales person from a related field who knows the customer base.

MACHINERY Wide range of used machines available

Prowood Machinery Ltd is seeking a Technical Machinery Sales person for selling our full range of Woodworking Machinery.( refer


Full product training given.


Please send your CV and expression of interest to:

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Good verbal communication skills, computer literacy and total honesty are a must.



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Prowood Machinery Ltd Richard Van Der Vegte

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Phone 09 836 8200

P: 09 889 4206 M: 021 420 755

Customer Service Technical person required

Mark Anderson

Blum New Zealand requires a highly motivated person to provide fantastic customer service in our fast paced Auckland warehouse. The full-time position will contain a variety of tasks from taking customers orders through to providing technical support of our Blum products.

contract cutting of any size material

To be successful in this busy and varied role you will have a willingness to learn, show great initiative and have previous experience in cabinet making. For further information, please call Jenna on 09 9095 411 or email your CV to

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Joiners Magazine Sept 2013  

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

Joiners Magazine Sept 2013  

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