Joiners Magazine September 2014

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

September 2014


kiwi reaction says good

organised drawers getting control of your space

edging improvement invisible joins have arrived













A piece of furniture is far more than a mundane utility item. Some pieces stay with us for a lifetime. They are part of our everyday world. A piece of furniture is an individual design object that enables us to style our homes precisely in accordance with our needs and aspirations. And there is an ever increasing emphasis on convenience and comfort. It is this knowledge that motivates us to extend or optimise our movement systems on a continuous basis so that we always offer you the best possible level of comfort.

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A buoyant attitude pervaded the annual Master Joiners Conference this year despite the inclement weather. Held at the Devon Hotel in New Plymouth, the event was well attended with member registrations being one of the highest ever.

Triomax drawer and divider system from Harn, see page 41 photo courtesy of Access Group

awsia expo all go 18 The Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association shifted its two yearly expo to Brisbane this year. A move which seemed to please the kiwis who attended in numbers.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 6 Andrew Bellamy reflects on a successful conference and the need to address skills in the future. Laminex NZ Update 12 Richard Pollington gives us a sneak preview of what kitchens may be like in the future. Due Process 76 Tobias Young informs us of the rules surronding expirey dates on collecting debt.. A view from both sides 77 Tony DeLorenzo thinks about where his kitchen design and build skills might lead him.

keeping drawers tidy 36 Nothing will ever replace the junk drawer but there are a lot of options to efďŹ ciently arrange all the other drawers. We look at some from leading suppliers.

invisible banding 46 Invisible joins are a bit of a hot topic in edgebanding these days. We talk to some of those involved, on how the machines, tape and processes are developing.

REGULAR News & Info 6 - 14 BCITO news - 78 Trade Directories - 80 Product Focus - 84 ClassiďŹ eds - 87

awards in pictures 64 The winning entries from the Master Joiners Awards from kitchens to doors to stairs - the best the country has to offer.

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at the


from the presidents desk

awards & apprentices With the MJ conference behind us for another year we look back on what was yet another great event. The Naki turned it on and everyone who attended had a great time. It was really good to see some new members and sponsors attending the conference and we look forward to seeing everybody in Wellington next year.

Supreme Award winner, Charles de Lapomarède of Artisan Carpentry holds his Supreme Award along with several others he collected in New Plymouth. More about the staircase for which the awards were won on page 16 and see other winning entries on page 64.

The 2014 Master Joiner Awards were quite impressive with some amazing work showcased again this year. Our awards night was a great evening and was a great opportunity to celebrate the superb work that our industry has produced in the past 12 months. You will see some of the amazing work from our award winners featured in the issue. Take some time to admire the great workmanship, design and effort that has gone into these creations. Congratulations to all of our 2014 award winners. Our conference was also the venue for the final JITO AGM. This was a bitter sweet event, sad that this was officially the end of our separate training organisation, but sweet to see that the merge of our ITO into the BCITO has been seamless. The first 9 months of this merge have flown by but it is fantastic to see how well our experienced Joinery team has fitted into the BCITO specialist trades group. Greg Durkin who heads this group has been travelling the country with Deb Paul meeting members introducing Greg and informing employers what the merge has been about. Greg has come from a trade background and carries the same passion that Deb and the team have for our industry. We look forward to the positive and exciting future that is certainly ahead of us. As we gear up for government elections and try not to buy into the political games that emerge prior to every election. We all consider which option is going to be best for us and our businesses. One thing that we can be certain of is that our industry is on the up and better times are definitely back on the radar. With predictions forecasting a 10% increase in construction activity every year for the next four years we look at our production capabilities and ponder how we can be part of these better times ahead. The best way we can capitalise on these is by making sure we have the right people. Staff are known to be the best asset so why not invest in these assets and take on an apprentice. Many joiners have seen much more steady workloads over the past 6 months and more companies are advertising for additional staff members. An apprentice started now will be a huge asset by the time the industry meets its peak. Andrew Bellamy President Registered Master Joiners Association

Deb Paul past CEO of JITO recieves the Owen Wright Memorial Trophy from Master Joiners President Andrew Bellamy. The award is presented annually to a person who has made a significant contribution to the joinery industry.

BCITO General Manager Specialist Trades, Greg Durkin presents Thomas Grainger from Fine Woodworking Ltd in Te Kuiti with the Ernie Jelinek cup for the years Most Promising Joinery Apprentice.



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Apprentice Awards Winning apprentices at the Master Joiners Apprentice Awards recently recieved their awards at the Joiners Conference in New Plymouth. Main category winners are seen here with sponsors Bob Nordgren of JOINERS Magazine (left in top pic) and Dwane Phillips from Makita Tools (middle).

Best Timber Project 0 to 4,000 hours. Ethan Coles - Ruben's Joinery, Christchurch.

Best Timber Project 4,001 to 8,000 hours. Mohamed Valibhai Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin.

Best Fitment 0 to 4,000 hours. James Coutts - Hughes Joinery, Palmerston North

Busy Times The Master Joiners Conference held in New Plymouth this year was one of real note: most number of member registrations and unprecedented interest from industry suppliers with trade exhibitor space being over subscribed. It was certainly one of the best I have seen in some 19 years of doing this magazine. Great stands, real interest. It is a tribute to the Master Joiners organisation and Attend Ltd who orchestrate the event. The Supreme Award winner this year from Auckland, a staircase, demonstrates true joinery skills. We have a feature on it, the conference and the other winners. Of note as always are the Apprentice Award winners: these people are the future of this industry. Of special note this year is Master Joiners Apprentice Winner Mohamed Valibhai who also scooped an award in AWISA’s prestigious John Tiddy Memorial Awards at the recent AWISA Exhibition held in Brisbane, Australia. He is only a third year apprentice with Dunedin’s Stephenson & Williams: truly outstanding Mohamed. The much anticipated AWISA Exhibition was held in early August in Brisbane, Australia. This biannual event, although smaller both in size and total attendance numbers this time was very well attended by Kiwis looking for product and services as well as in many cases, an add on holiday. Most of the Kiwi attendees we spoke to were upbeat and keen to see what was on offer, an interesting mirror for what appears to be a challenging marketplace in Australia. Again we have our review of the Exhibition and a look at some of the product highlights on offer in this issue. This also runs alongside our feature on edgebanders and accessories especially edging tape which I think many in the industry will be interested to see. Of course AWISA is not just about machinery. The architectural hardware side of things was well represented by all the leading suppliers in this sector including the big three Hettich, Blum & Hafele. An interesting launch was the new Legrabox range from Blum. We have more on this and offerings from Hafele and Hettich in this issue as well. What caught my eye? The number of software suppliers indicating this is still a vital (and growing) part of the whole manufacturing scene. Optimisation, 3D, management processes, it was all there with a couple of new suppliers I had not seen before. The market place here in New Zealand is now in full swing. Suppliers of product and services are looking to show their existing and new customers what they have to offer. This magazine is doing its part in helping get those products and services to market. To supporters of both the Master Joiners Conference and this magazine we offer our hearty thanks and look forward to supporting you in the future.

Best Fitment 4,001 to 8,000 hours. Shane Pilkinton - Masterwood Joinery, Cromwell

Almost forgot – we will be running a feature in our December issue looking at businesses in Northland, an area oft neglected but surprisingly busy. If you have something to contribute let us know

ACIMALL 2013 “ANNUAL REPORT” Acimall published the 2013 Annual Report, a real dossier providing an overview of the Italian woodworking machinery industry and analyzing a wider context which includes import and export figures of all other global competitors (Germany, the United States, China, Austria and Taiwan). The document – produced by Acimall Studies and Promotion Office in Italian and English versions – will be of widespread use to the major organizations of the international industry and available to anyone who wish to consult it. The report can be downloaded in pdf version directly from the Acimall website at index.cfm?id=775. 















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Home Ideas EXPO with the Experts The Home Ideas EXPO with the Experts is a great event for homeowners and specifiers to meet with exhibitors showcasing products and services for the building industry. It’s a time to discuss plans, new products, innovative ideas, problem solving and more. We had a great turnout of visitors all eager to do just that! We also had some fabulous prize draws up for grabs care of Robertson and Refresh Renovations. Both were extremely popular and allowed us to generate some statistics on the kind of visitors who attended the EXPO. Points of interest included: 74% were renovating and 19% were building a new home. 49% were either underway or starting in the next three months while 24% were starting in 6 months. So it just reiterated what we’ve been hearing, that the market is picking up and work is happening now! The addition of some fabulous displays just in time for EXPO has rejuvenated the Centre again, with fantastic, innovative and inspirational exhibits and products now on display 7 days a week for visitors to touch, feel and see.


Yilmaz introduce a ‘finishing saw’ While much of their machinery is designed for processing aluminium, the new KY305 compound mitre saw from Yilmaz has plenty of application within New Zealand’s construction and joinery sectors. With its precision, rigid build quality and multi-functional usage the saw offers a unique capacity for use on as well as off-site. Jacks’ Product Manager Tony Christiansen explains: “It’s light enough to carry around, yet it’s robust construction offers the accuracy so often missing with the usual range of multi - and therefore soon sloppily - jointed power tools on offer today. Set it up on the corner of a room on site the KY305 means you can do all the work of a compound mitre saw, including swivel and tilt, but you’ve also got accurate ripping on the top of the saw.” “As well its obvious appeal to builders, we see this being used by kitchen installers for cutting and fitting all the cornices and the like. And it offers a whole range of possibilities for timber or aluminium for commercial fit-outs. The induction motor means it’s quiet and going to last and last. And at under $1500 it’s unbeatable value for money.” 

After the success of 2014, we are all looking forward to 2015 to be bigger and better! 

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Laminex New Zealand

update Beam me up Scotty the kitchens of the future are here! The pre-Christmas rush has begun with confidence and I’m pleased to hear from colleagues who attended AWISA and the Master Joiners Conference recently that the mood is buoyant. So I wish you all a very successful next quarter. But before you get caught up in the deluge of customer projects, I can’t help wondering what the market will hold next year, or even the next five to 10 years. With technology developing at an exponential rate - there could be some distinct changes in terms of what your customers will be asking you for. We were delighted to have our colleague Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP Design, Fletcher Building Laminates and Panels, with us at the end of July to speak at the NKBA Conference in Tauranga. Her presentation was called ‘Global Insights & the Future of Kitchens’ and it gave us a sneak peak into the future of what our kitchens of tomorrow might look like in terms of products, materials and how technology will influence the way we use our kitchens.

Award winners from left to right: Adam Bredhauer of Mitcham, Victoria; Ezra Loechel of Elizabeth West, South Australia; Christopher Richardson of Toowoomba, Queensland; David Terpstra of Armadale, Western Australia; Craig Jones of Fraser, ACT, Mohamed Valibhai of Dunedin, New Zealand and Robert Appleby, friend and business associate of the late John Tiddy, who presented the awards to the winners.

The John Tiddy Memorial Award AWISA established the John Tiddy Memorial Award in 2008 to commemorate the late John Tiddy’s contribution to the Australasian furniture and woodworking industries. John started work in the furniture hardware industry in the 1950’s, and in his 48 years in the industry he introduced many now familiar brand names and many new and innovative products to the Australasian market. John was one of the people most responsible for the establishment of the AWISA exhibitions.

Disappearing kitchens is an emerging trend that we predict will really take off in the coming years. At EuroCucina we saw some European manufacturers had employed motorized systems and digital technology to facilitate the disguising of the workspace; hiding away the functionality to make the kitchen more of an entertainment space and not just a food preparation area.

The awards are made to one apprentice in each state of Australia, and in New Zealand. The applicants must have completed at least two years of training and among the list of criteria is that they must be of good character and be

If you want to see into the future - we’ve got a short video on the Laminex New Zealand YouTube channel of Renee Hytry Derrington talking about some key trends – from interactive surfaces to food printers currently in development at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some of you may remember the Food Replicator from Star Trek – you placed your food order and it miraculously appeared. It could be that gadgets such as this will soon be a reality in our kitchens.

Originally from Tanzania, Mohamed Valibhai moved with his family to Lumsden ten years ago at the age of 12. In his early twenties he spent a year studying at University before deciding he wanted to be a joiner. That must have been the best decision Mohamed ever made - he’s now a celebrated achiever in the joinery industry.

Regards Richard Pollington General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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highly regarded by their employer for their skill, knowledge and innovation. The winners receive an all-expenses paid overnight visit to the AWISA exhibition, plus $2000.00 towards their training course fees. The New Zealand winner was Mohamed Valibhai of Dunedin. Mohamed works for Stevenson & Williams Ltd and also won a number of prizes at NZ Master Joiners Apprentice Awards 2014. Judging for both the NZ Master Joiners awards and the AWISA award took place at about the same time, neither organisation being aware that each was making a similar decision. 

Mohamed Valibhai recieves accolades on both sides of the Tasman

Now in the third year of his joinery apprenticeship with Stevenson and Williams in Dunedin, Mohamed has not only scooped three awards at the Master Joiners apprentice awards in New Plymouth recently, but has also been awarded the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association’s (AWISA’s) John Tiddy Memorial Award. (see above)

Bill Cubitt of Otago Chamber of Commerce’s 4Trades Apprenticeship Training Trust is delighted with Mohamed’s success. “Mohamed Valibhai is an outstanding young Joinery apprentice. The two major awards that he has received this year are just reward for the commitment and energy that he’s put into his Craftsperson apprenticeship. He has always been prepared to take feedback on board and work to improve his performance. He is well backed up by a very professional team of Joiners at Stevenson & Williams who have provided him with quality training.” 

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Master Joiners Conference New Plymouth 2014

the Naki welcomes master joiners A

buoyant attitude pervaded the annual Master Joiners Conference this year despite the inclement weather. Held at the Devon Hotel in New Plymouth, the event was well attended this year with member registrations from all over New Zealand being one of the highest ever. It was also well attended by sponsors evident in the fact that all the available trade exhibit space was booked out with others wanting to participate. The event kicked off with a really interesting and educational site tour of Taranakipine, an NZ owned business specialising in the design and manufacture of engineered wood products and for those a little braver, a walk along the well known Coastal Walkway in not so warm conditions, followed by the eat and greet ‘Naki Nosh’ on the Thursday evening. The main conference started on the Friday with sessions on the latest on NZS4211 and timely advice from East Coast Credit Control’s Dave Wilson. Greg Durkin from BCITO then formerly greeted the audience and spoke of the JITO/ BCITO merger process. The big fish was central to the afternoon fun session with Matt Watson better known as a TV host with the ITM Fishing Show keeping everyone in a jovial mood. Early evening entertainment with options of extreme karting, pistol shooting or the Taranaki Thermal Spa set up the night of easy dining with the Friday Night In Naki theme at the Devon Hotel.

great range of burgeoning skills: the joinery industry is in good hands and this magazine is proud to be associated with them all. Kitchens were of course on display in all shapes and sizes with these awards as well demonstrating their integral part in the industry as a whole. The growth of the Awards has been consistent in the last few years as we head into better times and are attracting wider attention and leading to greater recognition for the winners accordingly. The Saturday was notable for the Billy Black session: a real good Kiwi joker followed by a variety of options in the afternoon be it an organic brewery, North Egmont Visitor Centre or a winery restaurant. I took the winery option where we went to the Okurukuru Winery just south of New Plymouth. Although a bit cold and blustery, it provided a hint of the spectacular vistas available from this site. On the way home we stopped at the Moana Natural Pearl Factory where we were treated to a bit of history and a look at their fabulous paua pearls. The Saturday night was of course the highlight of the weekend with the Annual Master Joiners Awards evening held at the Arborio Restaurant in central New Plymouth. This was such a popular event that there was even a waiting list to attend! The awards were notable for a number of reasons not least of which was the

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fact that there were again a record number of entries: 104 against 100 last year. This event simply grows and grows. Of particular note early on was the award of the Owen Wright Memorial Trophy for the person who has most contributed to the joinery industry in 2014, going to Deb Paul from JITO, a most fitting winner. She has served the joinery industry with distinction for many years and has been a real pleasure to work with. Congratulations to Supreme Award winner Artisan Carpentry from Auckland for their fabulous American White Ash staircase that shows real skill and flair. Not surprisingly it also won the Best Use of an Imported Timber Award as well as the Best Stair, Bar/Counter, Fitment Award. We have a feature on this staircase elsewhere in this issue. A special congratulations also to the Apprentice Award winners. These guys gave us a look at a

It is pleasing to also note the growth of Master Joiners membership, in no small part due to the emergence of the NZS4211 requirements which makes this growth all the more sustainable. It is in turn reflected in the high number of Master Joiner registrations at this year’s Conference. As in past years congratulations must go to Corinne and Kevyn Moore for their organisation (and MC duties) once more along with the event organisers Karen and Angie from Attend Ltd who just keep on keeping things rolling smoothly. Last but not least many thanks must go to the many sponsors who continue to have faith in the joinery industry and support it so generously. Look forward to catching up to everybody once again at next year’s conference to be held in Wellington Bob Nordgren

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Supreme Award Winner Charles de Lapomarede of Artisan Carpentry

This Supreme Award winner combines artistry, design and skilled artisan workmanship of the highest order. Joinery at its very best. - Judges comment

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he Supreme Award winner for the Master Joiners Awards 2014 was an eye catching spiral staircase from Charles de Lapomarede of Artisan Carpentry. This is a technically as well as visually superb entry showcasing a variety of skills. Charles, a native of southern France had a classic training from the oldest school for joinery in France. He has been here in New Zealand for some eight years or so plying his trade as a specialist in high end custom solid wood joinery and cabinetmaking. The spiral staircase was in fact part of a larger project commissioned by an IT company based in downtown Auckland. “I was also commissioned to make a solid wood boardroom table and reception desk both of which were also entries in this year’s Awards. These two items and the spiral staircase had to be up to scratch to meet the standard of the architect’s award winning fit out for the rest of the office,” comments Charles. “The whole assignment is part of what I describe loosely as specialty shop fitting which is a large part of what I do.”

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The whole process of manufacture and assembly of the staircase took about three weeks to complete. The brief from the client was essentially ‘create a spiral staircase’. The challenge came in the form of only a two metre diameter to work with for the staircase. “To make this work you have to make for really efficient use of the space available through an optimal height to distance ratio for the stairs that makes for a comfortable climb.” Charles points out. The wood used for this project was American White Ash supplied by timber importer Rosenfeld Kidson Ltd. A hardwood with good strength elasticity yet relative light weight, American White Ash has excellent bending properties making it ideal for use in a spiral staircase. It also glues, stains and polishes well, characteristics essential to this project. The centre stringer was made from assembled solid timber blocks cut and shaped while the outer stringer was made from laminated solid

timber bent to shape and joined to the centre stringer using aluminium balustrades. The overall height of the staircase is about two metres. “Fitting the staircase exactly to the height between the two floors required some very careful measurement to ensure installation went smoothly.” comments Charles. Once the staircase was assembled it was stained brown to fit in with other wooden fitments in the site. The staircase was a multiple winner for Charles as it also won the Best Specialty, Stair, Bar/ Counter Fitment and the Best Use Of Imported Timber Awards as well as being the Auckland Regional winner.

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awisa from the stands The latest edition of AWISA was held in early August in Brisbane. As expected, being held in a smaller population area, the shows numbers were a little down on the previous version in Sydney but reports are that those who were there, were there to spend - among them a strong kiwi contingent. AWISA 2014 continued the tradition of the show being a high technology event. 5-axis machining, board handling and storage systems, laser and hot air technology for edgebanding, waste processing and briquetting machinery, compact vertical CNC machinery, and printing directly on to MDF and wood were just some of the newer technologies displayed by machinery companies. Plus there was a huge range of increasingly sophisticated computer software packages presented at the show, along with all the latest in hinge ware, drawer systems, decorative surfaces and more in the AWISA-Design section of the show. The general feeling was not so much new technology but an emphasis on improving the here and now. An exception would be 3D printing machines – very much a new technology that will impact in the not too distant future. Not to say new products were not on display: HolzHer with their new glue station technology, Blum with their new Legrabox range of drawer systems and Hettich with new sliding doors systems emphasized development on earlier models.

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Of note was the ongoing interest in edgebanding technology and the debate between PVC and AVS based tape systems. The move if any, to AVS as in Australia, is surprisingly more advanced than one would think. The range of colours and tape quantities available remain important issues for the edgebanding market vis-a-vis market demands. We took to the stands and found AWISA is different things for different people but one thing was common, comments from exhibitors consistently reflected the high number of NZ’ers attending and there willingness to spend at the moment, and for the future. Machinery It is generally agreed the machinery stands drag in the punters at these shows they are big and like car shows provide a view of the cutting edge not always attainable to us all yet. Biesse who took up a sizeable corner at one end of the expo showcased a complete factory layout from their impressively sized Winstore panel handling system which not only summons, loads and unloads panel but also takes care of stock control and ordering.

Through to the latest 5 axis CNC machining centre and onto the Roxyl edgebander range featuring no glue line using their AirForce technology. There was also a lot of interest in their intermac water jet cutting machine which puts ‘benchtop production in range of many kitchen manufacturers’. John Fleet and Rodney Skinner from Machines R Us were on an equally large Gabbett stand at the other end of the show and by the first morning had sold an SCM edgebander - one of the first since they recently took over the SCM agency in NZ. John Fleet comments. “The show was an outstanding success for Machines R Us. Having only had the SCM agency for around 8 weeks prior to the show the level of sales generated has been immense and covered the broad range that SCM offer. Over all I think that the proven products from SCM shine through and the response to some of our new models was very positive. We received orders for 5 axis CNC, flat bed nesting CNC, edgebanders and panel saws all within the 4 day event along with wide belt sanders and solid wood machinery sales overall a total success.”

Brisbane debut a great success When the NSW state government made the decision to re-develop Sydney’s convention and exhibition facilities at Darling Harbour, the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association was confronted with the need to decide where to hold the show in 2014. To the surprise of many, AWISA decided to hold the show in Brisbane, and the resulting event, held from 6-9 August this year, proved to be an outstanding success.

Jacks staff were prominent on the Homag stand and reported a confidence among visitors who were looking to invest in quality, with there being particular interest in their 2nd Generation AirTech edgbander range with its improved throughput speed and energy efficiencies. Jacks Sales Manager Simon Hornby comments.“It was really pleasing to see so many Kiwis there – confirming that there is confidence in the industry at the moment. And it’s interesting how much of a focus these guys had ensuring any investments they make in machinery are long term, and based on quality. We’re seeing guys wanting to buy one machine that will grow with them.” Alexis Pantelides, Sales Manager for Homag Group agrees. “Many of the guys here are gearing up for what they see as an improving economy. Interest in premium products such as zero joint technology has been high. What’s interesting is the way that now manufacturers have been able to redesign the hot-air units themselves they’re now able to distinguish themselves on quality. We’re really pleased with the interest in – and sales of - the Homag units which are setting the industry standard for speed and quality”. Mike French, HolzHer ’s New Zealand connection was another well pleased with the show. “A great show for me and HolzHer.

Demonstrating the features of the HolzHer machinery to prospective clients was satisfying and I will have a lot of follow up work when I get home” Steve Fifield from Pro Form NZ Ltd is a veteran of many AWISA and similar shows and appreciates how numbers translate. “Overall numbers were down on previous shows but the quality of enquiries was very good. As is usual with trade shows how that translates into sales won’t be known for a wee while yet” Richard van der Vegte from Prowood Machinery was smiling as he rushed between several stands he was operating on. “A good show for us. Many of the people we saw from New Zealand had already bought machinery from us and this gave other Kiwis the confidence to look at our range of machinery.” Architectural Hardware The architectural hardware scene was well represented - kiwi rivals Hettich, Blum and Hafele and their Australian opponents faced each other in the central design area spread around the cafe plaza. For them it was about design and display. Easily the most stylish stands, often shipped down from European shows, they all showed a large range of their (continued over page)

“As we expected, many visitors came from Queensland and northern NSW who had never been to an AWISA before, and we hope that these visitors will return to visit future AWISA’s wherever they take place,” said Geoff Holland, AWISA general manager. “Our total visitor numbers were down slightly on previous years, but this was not unexpected. There has been consolidation in the industry, plus any trade show depends on visitors that reside within an hour or two of the venue to supply what we might call the ‘base load’ of visitors. Greater Sydney quite simply has more people working in woodworking industries than Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.” “49% of our visitors came from outside Queensland, and as in the past about a third of all visitors spend at least two days at the show. And from all reports most visitors came in a mood to buy. I had reports of good levels of business being written on the floor of the show, and on top of that many visitors use the show as an opportunity to make decisions about future purchases.” “300 New Zealanders visited AWISA 2014, up 15% on 2012. This is probably a reflection of the good level of building activity in New Zealand and the positive state of the New Zealand economy. And a huge proportion of the NZ visitors seems to visit on the first day of the show – this resulted that day in a few jokingly-made comments about this strong attendance level,” he said. 

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hardware covering drawer systems, hinges, sliding arrangements and storage options, and seemed to have the lunchtime hospitality working extremely well for them. Blum held an opening launch on the night before the show of their new LegraBox range of drawers which attracted some 400 invited guests including about thirty from New Zealand. A few days later we spoke to Blum, NZ Managing Director, Mike Hawkins about the show and the reaction to the new range. “We really liked Brisbane and enjoyed it in place of Sydney. Feedback from customers was similar. According to the stats I got, a little over 300 Kiwis made the journey across the Tasman. We had a busy week with a constant stream of kiwis through the Blum stand and were very pleased with the response and feedback on the LEGRABOX Drawer. The drawer was seen for the first time by New Zealand industry early this year in Italy; at Eurocucina, but this was the first time it had been seen in Australasia. It’s hard to describe the reaction we got without seeming to exaggerate - for a good segment of our market to see LEGRABOX and the totally new inner dividing systems called AMBIA-LINE; and give us such positive feedback was great. We are looking forward to having it to sell in NZ in April next year.” Software For software companies, which were well represented at the expo, making sales at the show is important - Microvellum, Joinery It, Integrated Joinery Solutions, Design2Cam, 3D Kitchens and Empower were just some, with strong kiwi connections, of about ten scattered throughout the show. Their NZ representatives are always hard to connect with as they constantly have clients by their side running through the use and benefits of their packages. The Planit stand with Joinery Its, Phil Smith and Jason Chittenden aboard featured a virtual bowling alley and nightly held a bowl off where the days purchaser could go for a discount depending on how many pins they knocked over.

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Jamies Bertelsen of Hideaway Bins discusses features with a prospective client.

Kiwi exporters For several New Zealand companies the show is not just about looking after visiting NZ clients but about increasing their exposure in the Australian market. On the kiwi owned Hideaway Bins stand Jamie Bertelsen and her father were busy explaining the features of their bins to a constant flow of visitors. For them it is not so much about making sales as an opportunity to support their Australian distributors and showcase their bins in their biggest market. Local dust extraction experts Airtight Solutions have a strong presence in Australia, and at the show. They had set up most of the extraction systems for the machinery stands. Brett Borthwick who sells both in the NZ and Australian market said enquiry was strong and everything at the show would be sold during it and then shipped direct and installed for its new owners - meaning a busy week breaking down.

When asked how the show was Phil Smith has a pragmatic approach that goes beyond the actual event. “I’ve been asked by many if it’s worth coming to the AWISA show this year – Yes, we’ve closed several deals but regardless of the sales, our customers expect to see us at the show. With customers spread throughout New Zealand, the show is a great opportunity to catch up and I figure we need to be there just for that.”

Along with fellow kiwi companies with an Australian presence Jim Greetham from Stefano Orlati was more interested in the Australian market than his fellow kiwis. Well known here the handle distributor has had a presence in Queensland for a couple of years and is keen to increase awareness of his brand through Australia. Showing at his first AWISA he found it an ideal platform to show off his new range of lighting options and new additions to his handle range. “A strong show looking forward to the next one.”

Chris Adams from 3D Kitchen concurs, he has been marketing software in Australia through the AWISA show since 1998, and reports that “without a doubt, this year was the most exceptional sales volume of all time.”

The next AWISA will take place in Melbourne from 6-9 July 2016, and AWISA’s current plans are to return to Sydney in 2018.

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show numbers

3D Kitchens The 3D Kitchen sales and promotion team attended AWISA in co-operation with Leda Machinery and were impressed with the quality of visitor at the show. Chris Adams, the owner of 3D kitchen comments. 3D Kitchen has been marketing its software in Australia through AWISA since 1998, and without a doubt, this year was the most exceptional sales volume of all. This is a very encouraging sign both as an indication of the health of the New Zealand and Australian markets, and also as an indication of the continuing and growing market share being achieved by 3D kitchen. I am very proud of our sales and design staff who have created and supported 3D Kitchen over a very long term. It is extremely pleasing to be able to present to the market a product which is continually meeting and exceeding clients expectations.

Visitors by Job Function Director, Proprietor, General Manager Production, Manufacturing Manager Accountant, Office Manager Sales Manager, Marketing Manager Foreman, Estimator, Purchasing Officer Machinist, Cabinetmaker, Apprentice Other

2012 42% 11% 5% 10% 8% 13% 11%

2014 48% 10% 4% 9% 6% 13% 10%

Visitors by Type of Business Furniture Manufacturer Cabinetmaker, Kitchen Manufacturer Joinery Manufacturer Shop / Office Fitter Architect, Designer, Specifier Builder, Carpenter, Construction Other

2012 8% 40% 22% 8% 4% 6% 12%

2014 8% 43% 18% 8% 5% 5% 13%

Around 80% of sales made this year at AWISA were for the CNC nesting product version "3D kitchen Pro-Toolpath". This is 3D Kitchens' high end version offering clients an automated design to CNC production solution.

Visitors by State / Country New South Wales Victoria Queensland ACT Western Australia South Australia / N.Territory Tasmania New Zealand Rest of World

2012 59% 16% 9% 2% 4% 4% 2% 4% 1%

2014 19% 14% 51% 1% 3% 4% 2% 6% 1%

3D Kitchen is looking forward to the next couple of years of sales and development as well as reaching to more markets around the world. Perhaps we will see you at AWSIA 2016 in Melbourne!

Visitors by Day (first visits) Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Total

2012 1,422 1,992 2,575 1,005 6,994

2014 1,212 1,794 2,168 647 5,821

Visitors by Day (including re-visits) Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Total

2012 1,422 2,522 3,621 1,892 9,457

2014 1,212 2,213 2,996 1,207 7,628

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Gaining control with a reduced setup cost One of the inhibitors to accessing the benefits gained through recent developments in CNC machinery is the initial capital expenditure required to gain even an entry level presence. At the recent AWISA exhibition JOINERS Magazine caught up with Phil Smith from software vendors Joinery It who had an idea that may suit some. “For a joiner or kitchen maker starting out in the business or altering his production methods from a panel saw set up to a CNC operation the cost can be formidable,” says Phil, “maybe 100k plus for the machine and then another 30k plus for software that will take him through the design process into production. On top of that they will have ongoing servicing cost and also need to factor in depreciation on a machine which is likely to need replacing in 7 or 8 years if he wishes to keep abreast of current production. As a stepping stone towards this I would suggest that it may suit some to outsource or contract the machinery side of the operation. With Cabinet Vision, the screen to machine software available from Joinery It, they can have full control of production of their design without having to outlay on dedicated machinery. Even entry level CNC machines usually far outstrip the production requirements of most shops - often running for only a few hours each day - which means there is a lot of production capacity out there not being used. Most of these

multiple suppliers, so you don’t need to have any one individual knowing your volume or business output, as it is relatively easy to spread your work over different contract businesses. I know most of our clients have several nearby businesses they are able to contact and book in work with as they require it.

Jason Chittenden and Phil Smith at AWISA

shops will be only too happy to contract out this extra capacity. The process is fairly easy and I already see it being used by some of my clients - it is exactly the same as using your own machine except once the design and production drawings are completed you post the G-code to someone else’s machine instead of your own. The biggest bonus I see is you don’t have to change your construction methods to suit each different cabinet supplier and you can manage your own procedure all the way. You can even have

I am not suggesting this option will be for everybody but I do expect to see more operators, who as their business grows, operating out of showrooms/factories without a fully blown machine shop. Finding clients, designing their kitchens and keeping full control of the production process through their software. In this way they retain control of the quality of their product without actually machining it. Cabinet Vision from Joinery It is ideal for this type of set up, as a truly screen to machine package it ensures that what you put in at the design end is exactly what get delivered for assembly and in turn is what gets delivered to the client.” Phil Smith – Joinery IT

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AWISA highlights NOW Anne Charlton, Marketing Manager, Integrated Joinery Solutions As we recover from an incredibly successful and busy AWISA 2014 there were some very clear messages received from the many joinery businesses we spoke with that are worth sharing. Manufacturing is not dead The reality of the industry is a far cry from the negative media messages of the past few years. Joinery manufacturing is alive and well and in fact many businesses are struggling to keep up with demand. The much touted threat from cheaper imports has had an impact but not to the extent the media would have had us believe. Clients are valuing local suppliers who can deliver quality product quickly. Yes, the industry has rationalised but it is far from dead! Need for flexibility The nature of many joinery businesses has shifted over the past few years. Joinery businesses are now competing in an environment where you need to be flexible and act quickly to meet the changing needs of clients. Successful businesses are those that can act quickly, deliver within tighter timeframes and extend beyond their traditional markets to meet niche market needs. The ability to work within many different markets, where clients place value on quality, is now paramount to remaining successful. Process is king Businesses that have successfully driven forward over the past few years have been those that recognised the need for change early. They recognised that process improvement is the key to remaining profitable. Their focus was on streamlining processes to become more efficient but at the same time remaining flexible and reducing time to market. Businesses that focussed on removing manual processes and investing in the tools to work faster and smarter have gone from strength to strength. JOINERS Magazine September 2014 page 24

Technology One of the key ways businesses have been successful in improving processes has been through the use of technology. Successful businesses recognised that if they were to continue to work with the same tools as 10 years ago, they will produce the same results as 10 years ago - and this was simply not good enough in the current market. Our industry is able to easily access state of the art technology from a hardware, software and machinery perspective. Successful businesses have been those who have stayed ahead of the curve and have invested in technology that will support their business now but also into the future. Change is necessary Change is a hard but necessary part of business. And it is even harder when faced with the challenge of meeting busy production schedules. But successful businesses have understood that investing in change is in fact investing in their future. A defining moment for many businesses we spoke with at AWISA 2014 was the understanding that if they continued to work the same way then they would continue to produce the same results. And that this is no longer good enough. Outgrowing current technology We heard many times at AWISA that many businesses feel they have outgrown their current technology, particularly their CAD/CAM software. They are recognising that rather than assisting them, it is restricting them. Those businesses who have already taken the step to change their CAD/CAM software solution have looked to the future. They understood that was is better to make one change now that will take their business through for the next 10-15 years than continue to invest in current technology that is not performing.

is the time for change Successful Change Strategies Many businesses we spoke with highlighted that they know they need to make changes, particularly with their software. Some were struggling with how to implement change with their current tight production schedules and staffing levels. Carving out time to implement new technology and processes was a major concern to some of the businesses we spoke with. Change, such as implementing a new CAD/CAM software solution, does need to be thought through carefully to ensure it succeeds. There is little point investing in new technology only to have it sit on the shelf gathering dust.

Key tips for successful change: • do your homework, ensure this is the right move for your business • take time to list your needs now and also into the future • appoint a change “champion” in the business • time the change carefully for best chance of success • have reasonable expectations, it will not be an overnight transition • ensure support for change comes from management down • appoint a project manager who can step away from production to focus on the change for at least part of the time. 

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Stefano Orlati growing the brand With offices in Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch the recent AWISA expo in Brisbane was the perfect opportunity for Stefano Orlati to showcase its new range of lighting and handles. First time exhibitor at the show, the company did it in style. The stand was a great representation of what the company is good at “Handling Design with Service”. Stefano Orlati is a growing company ready to look to the future and embrace new opportunities as they present themselves. In the last few years there has been an addition to our product offering by way of a whole lighting range, and (in New Zealand) we are the agents for TITUS cams and connectors. With our company motto being “Handling Design with Service” we are always looking at making sure we are at the forefront of innovation in our selection of products to add to our range. We pride ourselves in closely following this up with great service - great product knowledge, a team that can service the product range, and plenty of supply. The show gave the team the perfect platform to showcase our new product range, which included 9 new lighting options and 3 new handle options. The lighting range is one of the fastest growing areas of the Stefano Orlati business. The public are becoming much more educated on the value that lighting can offer a space. And so updating the range is as important as “design with service”.

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The AWISA show was a huge success not only in branding for Stefano Orlati, but offering the team the opportunity to showcase our exciting new products and the chance to educate our valued/new clients.

Stefano Orlati offers a small (but growing) and comprehensive range, with options for ambient and task lighting and also switching options. Cabinetmakers are our core business and understanding their needs is key when it comes to product selection. With this in mind a concerted increase in switching options has become a focus of this latest release. Stefano Orlati believe the key to lighting is to make the cabinetmaker the driver and supplier for lighting, this ensures the furniture is totally looked after by one professional (the cabinetmaker).

So with large and steady crowds of visitors the days raced by in a blink. Vast volumes of education, information and networking was had by all. Also … sore backs, sore feet and heads (from information overload … and maybe the odd late night or two!). Bags were bulging from AWISA treats and brochures and all those AWISA purchases! The winners were “everyone who came for knowledge … and found it” Cataloguing at Stefano Orlati is underway. There will be new separate handle and lighting brochures out very soon. In the meantime have a look at our website for the newest products to hit the market. If you need further information please contact your nearest Stefano Oralti office.

Anderson Digital Texture Printer

the customer speaks With the stable New Zealand economy Prowood saw a good attendance at AWISA 2014. Prowood was based on two booths, the Woodtech booth featuring Anderson CNC and work centres and the Leda Machinery booth featuring KDT edgebanders, OAV edgebanders and panel saws along with other classical machinery - all of which made it fun running back and forward, catching up with customers. Great interest was seen on both booths but the Anderson Digital Texture Printer captured the limelight. Most visitors had to have a look at this machine as they did not know what it could do. Once they saw samples and saw the machine running most were gob smacked as to its capabilities to print on just about any surface. Printing life like images on materials as diverse as texture veneer and glass splash backs customers were able to see the endless capabilities of this machine. With new and exciting pricing from the Anderson CNC division Prowood was able to secure several orders for machines at the show and is now closing orders on customer since returning, The Anderson reliability, build quality and new pricing has really hit the mark for our customers. The KDT Edgebander stand was also a popular place to meet up with customers. Clients liked the robust construction and simple solid design compared to other machines on the market which can be over complicated. There were many existing KDT customer at the show encouraging customers to buy the machines. Thank you for your support and endorsements. We look forward to the next AWISA 2016 in Melbourne Richard Van Der Vegte

Samples of work from the Anderson digital printer.

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Serving their clientele well Tony and Anna Etheridge, Gael Whittaker and Ray Shaw along with Britta the Dobermann.

product, service and advice the key to success Total Paint Supplies is one of the better known businesses in New Plymouth having been operating for some twenty three years. Run by husband and wife team Tony and Anna Etheridge, the business has developed a firm reputation for supplying good product and expert advice to a wide range of trades including automotive, marine and agricultural as well as those involved in furniture polishing and the wood finishing industry. While in New Plymouth for the recent Master Joiners Conference JOINERS Magazine’s Bob Nordgren took time out to speak with Tony and Anna about their business and the reasons for their success. Twenty three years is quite while, what has made this business tick for so long? “A team effort and being a customer focused business” comments Tony. “We have a good staff of long term employees who have become well known to our customer base while Anna and I have a good set of complementary skills to operate the business. There is a certain passion I guess you would call it, that underlies what we all do here as well which is to make sure our customers are always happy.”

“The colour matching system we use for paint and stain supplied by PPG has underpinned our success in the wood finishing sector. The use of a spectrophotometer, upgraded Merlin software and the scales used for a weight rather than volumetric based measure gives us the confidence of really accurate measurements when colour matching and mixing. With product such as the new 880NGR wood stain range last year and more recent new Amerthane 573 2K gloss for interior use, PPG has kept us up with the play in this area.”

Obviously of interest to me would be your involvement with the furniture polishers and wood finishing people. What is the scope of your involvement? “They are a very important part of what we do. A core service we supply to all our clients is colour matching, colour consulting and colour mixing. This is particularly so with the wood finishing industry. We have been distributors for PPG Industries (and their predecessors) and their range of wood finish product for as long as we have been around: some twenty three years.” comments Tony.

Technology has made colour matching and mixing a much more exact art, is there anything more you offer? “Very much so. We offer all sorts of advice and that is a key reason for our ongoing success.” says Anna. “Colour matching often involves colour consulting. We have a full time colour mixer and a full time shop person who are both well trained to offer advice on paints to use to all our clients. A good example would be technical support we offer to spraybooth operators.

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What’s more we have a well equipped van (a mobile shop if you like) on the road enabling us to be in contact with clients throughout the Taranaki region as well as Whanganui and Palmerston North. Often it is a case of providing an educational function to those involved in the finishing market. For example, spraypainters in whatever industry including those that service the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing industries with details like what and how to use new products.”

For more information contact Tony & Anna Etheridge at Total Paint Supplies 112 Gill St, New Plymouth Ph. 06 769 9415 or email

For the ultimate “off the gun” gloss finish look no further than PPG’s Amerthane 573 2K gloss

A high quality gloss finish for kitchens, shop fittings, cabinets, desks, paneling, partitions and most interior wood and metal work.

PPG Industries NZ Ltd 5 Monahan Rd Mt Wellington, Auckland Freephone 0800 990 093 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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sia Abrasives invests in NZ sia Abrasives recently strengthened their New Zealand distributorship with the appointment of a Key Account Manager. One of the worlds leading manufacturers of high quality abrasives across the wood, panel, automotive, marine and metal industries, sia Abrasives have a number of distributors throughout New Zealand and recently appointed Nick Hardy to assist in co-ordinating the sale and distribution of the range here.

For 135 years, sia Abrasives headquartered in Frauenfeld, Switzerland has developed, manufactured and marketed complete abrasive systems tailored to specific requirements and applications for surface preparation and finishing on workpieces of all kinds. From modest beginnings, starting with sandpaper and emery cloth manufacturing in 1875, the company has grown to be the world’s third largest abrasives manufacturer, devoted to all aspects of abrasive processes, from research and development through manufacturing to marketing and sales. Today the company which became part of the Bosch Group in 2008 is highly focused on global markets, exporting more than 90% of its production to over 80 countries and has a strong international representation demonstrating its commitment to customer proximity and efficiency as shown in its New Zealand wharehousing and distribution set up. The wood application area covers the entire range of surface treatment for customers in sectors such as furniture, flooring, kitchen manufacturing, boat-building, restoration, renovation and painting. The refinish or crash repair application includes requirements for finishing systems such as car paints, lacquers, and high gloss polish systems in siachrome.

New Zealand distributors

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Discs, sheets, belts as well as fibre discs, flap discs, and cutting and grinding products are available from their NZ Distributors. The companys commitement to R&D is demonstated by the construction of a new state of the art manufacturing plant on its Frauenfeld site in 2012. There its engineers and abrasive experts analyse surface quality requirements, while considering processing steps both upstream and downstream of the abrasive process to optimise the sanding process. Alongside its huge range of products sia Abrasives also have a range of functional accessories ensuring the best product and best application methods come together to guarantee the perfect surface.

For more information and the whereabouts of your nearest sia Abrasive dealer contact Nick Hardy on 021 213 5805, sia Abrasives direct on 0800 643 503 or view their website at

R&D inspired by nature For all nature’s diversity, there is one shape which crops up time and time again - a spiral structure based on the Fibonacci Sequence. A string of numbers in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers. Spirals such as this can be found in anything from a tiny snail to a giant galaxy. Sunflower seeds are arranged in a pattern of intersecting spirals, so ensuring that they do not block each other’s sunlight. Taking inspiration from nature and the Fibonacci Sequence, sia Abrasives has developed an abrasive disc with holes arranged in opposing spirals like sunflower seeds. Compared to standard hole patterns, this makes for perfect dust extraction. The result: 1960 siarexx Fibotec and 1950 siaspeed FiboTec - higher abrasive performance thanks to maximum dust extraction.

The Luxe launch in Auckland recently.

PSP introduces Luxe into the New Zealand market Choose Luxe from PSP Limited and change the look of any interior space. Luxe is not like any other High Gloss Panel. Its superior appearance, strength and durability have transformed many commercial and residential projects around the world. Joiners and designers recently got the opportunity to see and hear all about the Luxe range at an exclusive launch event in Auckland. Julian Ramirez, the Alvic Groups International Manager, travelled from Spain to give an inspired presentation. He gave the audience insight into the manufacturing process and explained why Luxe is so different from other materials available in the NZ market. A mirror like gloss panel that’s distinctive … The special patented manufacturing process and extra layers of polyurethane and transparent primer give luxe an exceptional gloss level of 95GU, higher than Pure Lacquer, PVC and PETG. A scratch resistant value of 7.5 newtons ... With a high gloss surface, scratches can be noticeable. Acrylics, PVC, Melamine, Lacquer all score less than 5 newtons on the scratch resistance scale. At 7.5 newtons Luxe provides that strong, durable and impeccable finish the market demands.

For a full range of the colours available go to the PSP website.

No visible batch difference ... Another benefit of Luxe is the outstanding colour consistency of each panel, regardless of batch version. Reading the Colour Tolerance Scale, any value that is 0.7E or below means it is not visible to the human eye. Luxe has a value of 0.7 E, so there is no chance of any colour variance. The New Zealand market deserves top quality joinery solutions and we believe that Luxe is shaping up to be the next leading product. For further information go to:

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Quadra Duropal HPL Work Tops Duropal is the world’s leading HPL manufacture, creating the best quality HPL, now available in our market. Duropal Quadra Worktops will take the heat of hot pots due to the unique resin formulas that are created in Duropal own laboratories. When you combine this high quality product with online design, quoting and ordering process, and seamless manufacturing, you get brilliant quality in both product and services. Amorini have invested in systems that allow us to despatch your orders in two working days from time of order confirmation. What’s more we have no seasonal close off period. The Quadra Worktop, can take hot pots, is more stain, chemical and scratch resistant than other brands. Quadra Worktops are 39mm thick with a tight 3mm profile radius to top and bottom edge’s, 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. If you are require a competitive, high quality worktop solution enquire today. More information Ph. 06 952 0880

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Kitchen manufactured by Central Joinery, Auckland

Designing a commercial work place? Why not incorporate a Hideaway Bin within a coffee station or recycling centre Are you working on a commercial project where rubbish and recycling requires a solution? Why not consider including a Hideaway Bin within a coffee station or design in a recycling centre and incorporate Hideaway Bins to assist with waste separation? As featured in the picture above, the 2 x 40 litre Hideaway Bins were incorporated into the coffee stations at the Fisher and Paykel head office recent remodelling project. Not only are Hideaway Bins designed to be mounted at bench height and pull out towards the user making the units both ergonomic and functional. They also remain discreetly hidden away when the units close complimenting the minimalistic design of this office environment. The control of odours and bacteria is paramount within a commercial space. Hideaway Bins include a friction fitted lid that remains in the cupboard when the unit is open, but closes down over the buckets when the unit is closed assisting in odour control. The lid also has a Clinikill antibacterial powder-coat where the infused silver ions fight bacteria, yeast and fungi keeping the bin solution hygienic.

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Hideaway Bins are designed with quality materials to ensure the units withstand the challenges posed in a busy commercial environment. The framework is made from high grade steel for strength which has been powder-coated for durability and ease of cleaning. The high quality runners are designed to hold upwards of 40kgs and also over extend so all bucket combinations can be easily removed from beneath the bench top. The buckets are made from a food grade polypropylene and come complete with a liner holder designed to hold the bin liner in place. All buckets are designed to fit the standard bin liners available from local supermarket chains. With many distinctive features to select from, there is sure to be a Hideaway Bin to suit your commercial design needs.

Hideaway Bins are easily available throughout New Zealand through distributors Hettich & Hafele. For more information visit: www.

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interior drawer storage Maximising space, improving access, ensuring stability and looking good - drawer storage continues to re-invent itself and expand its capabilities in a continuing quest to match fashion and function requirements.


LEGRABOX Blum's new drawer system with state of the art running technology, the cabinet profile has been developed to combine a sleek design with outstanding running characteristics. This quality of motion can be felt from the moment you open the cabinet, with minimal opening forces and a synchronised smooth running action, this adds a new feeling of smoothness and quality of motion. The drawer side thickness is a sleek 12.8mm and the LEGRBABOX drawer profile is straight on the inside and out to provide maximum storage space, along with new colours in matte finishes and an innovative anti-finger print coating for Stainless steel. LEGRABOX has already won over 5 prestigious design awards. LEGRABOX will also be accompanied by AMBIA-LINE internal drawer organisation, in various new colourways including timber grains.

utensil holders from artia

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LEGRABOX will be available in New Zealand in the first quarter of 2015.

Artia has recently increased its commitment to the cabinet making industry in New Zealand with brands such as Tradecraft, Grass and Sige. Visit your nearest showroom or speak with your Representative today today. y.

0800 267 625

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OrgaTray in steel - a high quality feature inside the ArciTech drawer

OrgaTray interior partitioning can be matched to needs

OrgaStore organisation in oiled oak keeps objects securely in place

OrgaStore also available in drawer colour – for modern, purist design

organising the interior accessories for ArciTech


well planned kitchen ensures short distances and smooth work ows. To continue meeting practical needs as the years go by, kitchen unit interiors need to be right as well. As such, drawers and pot-and-pan drawers deďŹ ne the front of today's kitchens. This makes badly organised and poorly accessible cabinets with shelves and hinged doors a thing of the past. The cleverly designed interior organisation elements for the ArciTech drawer system also free up space and help to keep everything neat and tidy. ArciTech interior organisation elements give kitchen manufacturers what it takes to meet the vast range of consumer preferences. From the easy to clean, versatile cutlery tray in plastic to the high quality material combination of wood and steel or

The ArciTech drawer system also makes it particularly easy for kitchen manufacturers to produce pot-and-pan drawers with TopSides in steel or DesignSides in glass instead of a railing.

stainless steel that makes a visual statement behind the drawer front - they have the right answer for every segment. This makes interior organisation an attractive point of difference in the kitchen retail trade and provides a simple way of generating added value. The OrgaTray cutlery trays in steel and stainless steel are supplied preassembled which means they can be picked for consignments just as easily as the plastic cutlery trays. Added to this, they can be combined with customised, cut to size wooden elements in oak which means they can also be used in drawers of non standard width. The OrgaStore solutions organise and perfectly utilise storage space in pot-and-pan drawers. The dividing elements can be positioned with extreme ease

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The ArciTech platform.

wherever the user chooses to give stacked plates and food items a secure hold. Whether purist modern in drawer colour, or classic in high quality oiled oak, interior organisation takes account of the individual's personal furnishing style.

As a result of the cleverly thought through platform concept all drawer components remain unchanged, and the railing's existing drill holes are used. This means that consumers' personal preferences can be accommodated cost effectively, and it provides an easy way of differentiating between ranges.

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Samet Inbox

Samet drawer divider

Samet Invaria

INBOX internal drawer system from Samet complements the SMARTBOX drawer systems. Either use as an internal drawer system behind a drawer front or behind a pantry door.

The internal drawer divider system from Samet is made up of a combination of cross rails, divider clips and lateral dividers. Cross rails can be used on their own or add lateral dividers. These dividers suit both the ‘low’ gallery rail or ‘high’ gallery rail system.

INVARIA from Samet offers a cutlery and utensil system made from high quality stainless steel. INVARIA offers a practical dividing system that organises your drawers to meet your own requirements. System can be used in conjunction with SMARTBOX or INBOX drawers. INVARIA trays are removable and dishwasher proof.

The INBOX gives three height options using the Samet gallery rail system. Then add the internal divider system, cross rails or side panels to create your own pantry storage system. INBOX is a great addition to any kitchen and offers an affordable alternative to traditional wireware with added layout flexibility. INBOX also offers a consistency of runner systems throughout the kitchen.

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Why not add a few bottle holders clips to create an internal drawer to meet your own pantry requirements. Then create a full INBOX system by adding the ‘high’ or ‘low’ side panels to close the drawer sides in. Side panels offer two height options and colours, fitting is simple, just ‘clip’ them in between gallery rails and the top of a SMARTBOX or INBOX Drawer.

New Zealand

Innovative, durable drawer systems and organisers There has been a clear trend in kitchen design and consumer preference towards drawers rather than the standard cabinet formats. The drawer system allows for increased storage space, and ease in finding and retrieving items. Access group offers the full solution from the high quality, dependable HarnTriomax drawer system to a range of dividers and drawer organisers for efficient storage and a personalised finish. Smooth rolling motion and soft-closing with HarnTriomax Designed to deliver the highest quality and function, the Triomax runner system provides a smooth motion, opening and closing effortlessly. The Sylent© integrated cushioning system, ensures consistent quiet soft-closing, regardless of the closing speeds and the weight in the drawer. Dependable stability even under heavy loads The quality construction and high strength materials of HarnTriomax create excellent stability, with options for 30kg for smaller drawers with lighter contents up to weights of 60kg for larger drawers that will carry heavier loads. Durable and hardwearing to stand up to everyday activity in the kitchen Designed to withstand the demands of everyday living in a modern kitchen, providing a durable, long lasting drawer system that remains a pleasure to use throughout its lifetime.

The range is certified by the LGA testing certificate of quality assurance and backed by the Access Group lifetime warranty*. A versatile range of colours and sizes HarnTriomax drawers are available in 3 colours – white, grey metallic and metallic black. Sizes are available to fit cabinets up to 1500mm wide, without the need for a stabilizing bar. An innovative roller system also prevents the drawer pulling unevenly if opened from one side. Customise and organise Smart accessories can turn chaotic drawers and hard to reach corners into things of beauty and efficiency. Access Group offers both the Harn Organiseplus range, including cross rails and divider bars, and an extensive range of Impala drawer organisers in fully customisable stainless steel or high quality plastic to declutter, organize and create an efficient storage space. Visit our new website at to learn more

HarnTriomax’s innovative roller system prevents the drawer pulling unevenly if opened from one side.

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The Häfele Nova Pro Drawer Range offering precision and individuality The double-wall drawer sides guarantee optimum lateral stability, synchronised movement, silent running and virtually limitless design possibilities. Various colour options, different materials, design features and shapes, supplemented by numerous highquality add-on and dividing systems - the creative scope makes Nova Pro an inspiration for the furniture design of today.

Nova Pro Magic Optima Individual dividing system for pot drawers with drawer side height H90. Fast tooless installation

Nova Pro Drawer Divider Elegant storage space organization by dividing the drawer. Easy to fit.

Nova Pro Bottle Holder Securely holds bottles. Suitable for round railing system.

Nova Pro Railing Divider Easy division of pot drawers. Suitable for round railing system.

Nova Pro Ino(x)sys for Drawers Perfect organization of drawers for cutlery and small sundry items. Modular extension possible.

Nova Pro Cucina for Pot Drawers Perfect organization of plates, pots or pans. Perforated stainless steel sheet with fixed grid holes. Fast and toolfree insertion of dividing pegs.

Vario System Modules for Cutlery Different modules for cutlery and knife inserts. Intelligent mounting system.

Nova Pro Cucina for Drawers Perfect organization of drawers. Elegant stainless steel modules.

Freephone 0800 4 hafele

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Access Group Impala Inoxa stainless steel utensil drawer organisers A high quality stainless steel dividing system to suit a wide range of drawers. The system is completely modular, so you can arrange the trays to suit your requirements with adjustable or removable cross-dividers. Separate components also available to build up kits or add on sections with a simple clip together system. 30% off this range for Sept/Oct 2014! Visit www.accessgroup. for details. 30% off this range for Sept/ Oct 2014!

Access Group Impala Plastika cutlery drawer organisers An elegant yet functional design, made in Germany in a high quality, environmentally compatible plastic material. Designed to utilise full depth to maximise storage space and available in 3 colours, textured white, textured grey metallic and matt anthracite. This range offers a wide variety of size options and is easily trimmed to suit many drawer systems. European Beech knife blocks and spice bottle organisers also available for added organization.

Access Group Anti-slip Matting A functional addition which prevents items sliding as drawers are opened and closed. The antislip backing keeps the matting in place, while the high grade density of 1.5mm thick, provides excellent noise absorption properties for even quieter running drawers. Easy clean, available in grey or white and can be purchased by the metre or in 20m rolls to suit any drawer size. 25% off this range for Sept/Oct 2014! Visit www.accessgroup. for details.

Laminate Granite • Marble Caesarstone • Silestone Graeme Faire Ltd 25% off this range for Sept/ Oct 2014!

3/64 Hunua Road, Papakura 2110 Ph: 09 299 6237 Mob: 027 2551467 Fax: 09 298 2809 Email: Web:

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Brandt upgrade at General Joinery S

ince moving from their small premises across town several years ago, General Joinery has been progressively expanding, and are now based in a larger space near Christchurch’s upmarket shopping complex, The Tannery. With a team of three in the workshop, and three in the office including Director James Mackay, General Joinery offer a complete bespoke solution for new builds and renovations in Christchurch’s increasingly busy residential market.

James Mackay in front of the Brandt Ambition 1120C.

“We went for the corner rounding unit because I didn’t want to have yet another machinery process after the edgebander” James explains.

With a target market of top-end kitchens, wooden joinery and stairs, General Joinery have strong associations with several building companies, as well as relying on referrals from happy customers to bring in work. Renowned for their work in the architecturally designed residential market, sister company James Mackay Builders also provides General Joinery with regular projects, from a kitchen through to a complete joinery solution for the entire build.

The results are clearly meeting expectations: “the finish coming off the machine looks like a million bucks!” says James. The main operator of the Brandt, John Sykes, agrees. “Faster, and easy to use. There’s no comparison with our old machine”. “The speed is just a bonus really” says James. “We needed the reliable quality finish, and the versatility to suit the variety of work we’re needing to do”.

As part of their continuing expansion they recently upgraded a new Brandt edgebander. “It was a natural progression for us” says James. “To keep up with our competitors we knew we needed to improve our edgebanding, and the Brandt has certainly done that”. He opted for an Ambition 1120C – from Brandt’s entry level 1100 series, and featuring trimmers, glue joint scrapers, corner rounding, and quick change glue tank.

Up in the office, designer Kathryn and office manager Alicia are also aware of the Brandt’s quality and value to General Joinery’s reputation. “We get a lot of business through word-of-mouth” Alicia explains. “We work for the customer, and bring in stock and accessories to suit the job they want, not product a supplier might be promoting that month. So we needed a machine capable of holding our reputation for quality within a very competitive market”.

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Kathryn agrees: “we aim for a smooth process for the customer. Whether they’re getting a kitchen or a whole house-lot of joinery we offer a quality service. The sub-trades and suppliers we use are top notch and the work from our joinery shop reinforces our reputation for quality”. As with many Christchurch companies associated with the rebuild there’s plenty going on at General Joinery. From wooden windows, where James believes there’s a growing interest, to kitchens, to solid timber work, the team are busy. As he leans against the Brandt for the photo James looks around at the busy workshop and comments “we need more space!”

Brandt is supplied and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks

edging evolution One of the more important and delicate operations in the kitchen and cabinetmakers shop - the edgebander and edging tape are constantly evolving to improve finish and ease of application. Over the next few pages we look at new technology involving both glue and glueless setups, talk to tape and machinery providers with varying views and provide a couple of case studies of manufacturers who have recently purchased.

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The new SCM Pratika 310MF Compact & Versatile

Contact your Machines 'R' Us rep to find out more.

$75,500.00 +GST includes installation*

Loaded with standard features the Pratika 310MF packs a punch • • • • • • • • • • • •

2486 x 1255 x 150 working field Aluminium multi function table suitable for nesting and also for pods 250 cu vacuum pump, pre wired for second pump Separate 7 x vertical spindle drilling head HSK 63 Spindle with automatic tool change and prepared for using aggregates Automatic tool length measuring 8 x position tool rack Tooling package Automatic centralised lubrication Tecpad handcontrol PC station * Delivery to site and technician travel outside Auckland or Christchurch additional. Xilog Maestro software and Telesolve

Want to save even more? Machines 'R' Us also offer great SCM combo packages. Get a CNC & Edgebander or Panel Saw & Edgebander and save even more $$$. Talk to John 021 393 847 or Rodney 021 393 864 about options on these great packages.

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SCM offers edgebander models to suit all levels of production

SCM Stefani HD

SCM Olimpic S1000

SCM K400

SCM K260 EVO from high speed laser edge and hot air laser edge to standard EVA and Slim line PUR systems


Address 606D Rosebank Rd, Avondale, Auckland Phone 09 820 9486 Mail Web

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Operator Phillip Hoskyn feeds panel into the Roxyl recently purchased by Kitchen Contours.

the invisible difference David MacKay of Kitchen Contours in Wanganui has a simple philosophy in his kitchen manufacturing business “machines are where you make your money”. Over the years this has seen him at the technological forefront of the local industry and that continued with the purchase of his latest piece of machinery a Biesse Roxyl 4.5 CNC Airforce edgebander which is one of only a couple in the country and allows the production of invisible joins in his door and benchtop production. Like many New Zealand manufacturers Kitchen Contours produce a variety of products across the cabinet making and woodworking spectrum but the bulk of their work is in kitchen manufacture where as well as private clients they have a lot of regulars - builders, other joiners who are busy and outsource work, or kitchen designers who operate from showrooms with no manufacturing set up. The company operates a state of the art auto labelling, load /unload NBC nesting cell using just a single operator for both the CNC and edgebander. They have two Biesse CNC’s, one 7-8 years old, now used for secondary operations, and another purchased a couple of years ago which is linked to the new Roxyl Airforce edgebander.

The machine is quite unique with only a couple like it in New Zealand. It represents a relatively expensive purchase but provides great opportunities and is already attracting work from other kitchen makers and builders with clients lining up to access it. The tape looks like standard PVC but has two layers, both the same colour. The high pressure hot air heats the tape, melting the backing layer and providing a seal which is invisible and looks like a paint finish, very much in line with the high gloss look in vogue at the moment. The seal itself is excellent, its water proof, hygienic and permanent.

“I chose Biesse because I have a good long term relationship with them having bought four machines off them over the years and haven’t had any problems with the machines or the servicing of them,” says David MacKay.

The invisibility of the join is as good as the tape match to the board, if the colour match is perfect the join is invisible. It is the glue line which is visible in a normal edgeband and as there is no glue used there is no glue line. The absence of glue also means there is no post banding glue clean up necessary and it is also very easy and quick to change colours.

“I chose the Roxyl Airforce as I wanted to control more of our work in house, its ability to provide an invisible edge allows me to deliver a paint like finish for my clients without the need to outsource paint work or buy in vacuum or painted doors.

Not all tape colours are currently available. We have the common colours but aren’t able to, say, match all the Melteca or Bestwood range. However the main suppliers such as Laminex, Hutchco and Edge It are all looking to develop their ranges as demand increases.

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The machine is also very easy to swap over to normal edgebanding which we still use it for quite a bit. We just have to attach the glue pot which is done very quickly. Setting up and commissioning the edgebander was pretty simple, there was some new stuff to learn, the computer controller is a little different, but our operators are experienced and within a day or two they were on top of it. The key is to get the thing set right and then don’t muck around with it, Biesse helped us with this at the commissioning stage. We have been very happy with the purchase it runs a lot quicker than our old machine, we could put ten kitchens a day through it, if we had the work and our clients definitely like the end result - invisible joins are I think the way of the future with regard to edgebanding.

379 Wicksteed Street Wanganui Phone: 06 345 1840

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Proflex PVC Edging

A new name in edgebanding

290 colours and patterns in widths 21mm, 29mm,

“A growing number of Mirotone customers are already utilising Hutchco ProPaint 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 ProPaint, 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 Mirothane 5650 & 5608 Polyurethane ProPaint also tested well with our clear coat systems and plastic adhesion promoters. ProPaint certainly offers major savings on labour and paint, to get that perfect painted edge.” Mark Demus Technical Services Manager Mirotone NZ Limited

The latest offerings from Hutchco PROALU


More than just an Edging. A real aluminium foil laminated to an ABS substrate. Available in widths up to 275mm and 100 linear metres in length. In addition to being a true 1.00mm brushed silver metallic surface furniture edging, ProAlu’s width and length factor lends it to being included in a host of design possibilities. The material machines well, is easy on cutters, and leaves a neat trimmed edge.

Prolaser is a product especially developed for laser applications. The international standards of the industry are observed in all parts of the ProLaser production process and it accomplishes all technical requirements during and after application. The laser edging works without the need for hotmelt adhesives. The standard adhesive applicator inside the machine is replaced with a highly efficient Laser or AirTek hot blower unit which melts the polymer layer and enables the edging to bond seamlessly to the board substrate.

The product has good visual appeal and is highly resistant to chemical agents and scratching. ProAlu will serve a wide range of design requirements in kitchen, commercial and shopfitting applications calling for a distinct metallic edge.

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The laser processing and the final result of the work depend very much on the application process. Prolaser is available subject to negotiation.

Telephone: 09-573 6110, Facsimile: 09-573 6113, Email:

Tekton 35mm, 45mm, thickness 0.40mm - 2.00mm

Continuous thick edge natural wood veneer

Tekton multilayered natural wood veneer edging in continuous roll format is truly a gift from mother nature. Available in widths 22mm, 29mm, 35mm, 45mm, thickness 2.00mm. The product has been a major contributor to the furniture industry over the past 26 years and will remain so due to the fact it is a major cost saver in terms of labour and material waste, is very flexible, easy to process and can achieve tight radius. Standard stock range * American White Oak

NZ Tawa


English Tawa

European Beech

Tasmanian Oak

Sapele Mahogany

African Birch

American Cherry


American Maple


Multiplex Beech Plywood Effect

Tasmanian Ash

NZ Ash

Multiplex Birch Plywood Effect

American Walnut

* Tekton is available in any wood species up to 200mm width, subject to negotiation.

PRODUO This exciting new development will have particular appeal as an upmarket and fashionable edging solution with a 3D metallic effect. ProDuo is an extruded edging based on PMMA (polymethylmetacrylate) - Acrylic. PMMA is a high quality and long lasting thermoplastic material that looks like glass. It is highly resistant to aging and scratching. ProDuo is available in 23mm x 1.00mm coils and in 9 different colours, White, Black, Red, Blue, Mocca, Dark Red, Grey, Green, and Aubergine

PHYSICAL: 20m Sylvia Park Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

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quality cabinet doors that Look different!

uses the new generation scratch resistant acrylic film by

, the world leaders in scratch resistant acrylic

Sage Doors’ Laseredge Doors Sage Doors have stepped into the future by using MKT Alpha-Tape® PP (Polypropylene) Laser edging – a superior edge tape which has been carefully engineered in Germany by MKT to suit the laser edging process.


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MKT Alpha-Tape® PP Laser Edging consists of two layers which are co-extruded together when the tape is manufactured. The outer layer is made out of polypropylene – a new generation edging material. The second layer (also called the special functional layer) consists of polymers that are melted under high temperatures directly to the edge of the board. This removes the need for standard bonding agents and glues, eliminating glue lines. The outer layer and the special functional layer have been carefully colour matched to the colour of the board, enabling us to provide you with doors that have a virtually seamless edge.

• Our 1mm thick edging creates a modern, clean, crisp looking edge

MKT’s Polypropylene edging has many advantages over standard PVC and ABS:

We edge our Acrygloss board with Laseredge to make quality high gloss doors that have a virtually seamless edge. Acrygloss is also scratch resistant. Unlike most high gloss acrylic products on the market, Sage Doors’ Acrygloss features a very hard coating, making it scratch resistant. Reflect yourself in your work by choosing Acrygloss!

• MKT Alpha-Tape® PP laser edging is colour fast. It has been tested to show that it can withstand harsh UV light, meaning that your edging will not discolour over time. The Blue Wool Scale Test (on a scale of 1-8: 1 being bad and 8 being great) classified MKT Alpha-Tape® PP edging to be above 8 – you can’t get any better than that! • Polypropylene edge tape has a higher heat resistance and will also shrink less than PVC or ABS options. • Polypropylene is an environmentally friendly edging choice. Less energy is required to make it, and when incinerated, it produces only carbon dioxide and water. Also, no harmful glues are involved.

We have varying width options available some colours we can edge up to 60mm wide! (see photo) See our website for a full range of Acrygloss, Melamine and Melteca colours available and the widths we are able to offer. Sage Doors’ Laseredge and Acrygloss doors are suitable for many environments: around the home (kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms) as well as commercial fit outs (retail areas, offices etc).

Laser edge will add value to any job you use it in. Check out our new, easy to use online ordering and quoting system (it can be found at If you don’t have your login details yet, ask us, and we’ll send them to you. 

HolzHer with 'next generation' glue station


ecently Garry and Grahame of the Kitchen People in Whangaparoa invested in a special machine to take their business forward into the future. This machine was a 1308XL ED100 edgebander from Holzher. A very compact machine, it boasts a 15 inch touch screen control, a full hoods down automation package, (automated control of all radius adjustments) and an automated variable regulator system for program setting of all pnuematic regulators. This means that the machine automatically adjusts for tape thickness and glue pressure while also adjusting pressure roller tension from the main control. The new GJ301 glue station is the "next generation" for injection systems: cleaner, faster and easier to use (still with the 3min heat-up and 3 min clean-up). It also offers the fastest colour change in the industry. As the market changes so have the manufacturer's needs. There now seems to be the requirement for special products and Kitchen People are looking forward to adding PUR glue as an top end option for their customers (PUR is completely waterproof and ten times stronger than EVA). "Without the hassle of removing large areas of the machine and avoiding the need for nitrogen tanks, with

the new glue station we can change to PUR glue in 3 minutes, run any special jobs, leave the system overnite if need be and carry on the next day" comments Garry. "Then once the job is complete all that is needed is to flush the system with a flushing cartridge and carry on with EVA (another 3 minutes).This is in fact a proven system in common production in Australia for many years. Great to see it now available here in New Zealand." The machine has a new design and a 12 month warranty while the glue station system has a 3 year warranty which is entirely unique in the industry. This is regardless of whether you are using EVA or PUR. Garry is happy to be able to offer this thin line technology to his customers and was impressed with the out of the box performance of the Holzher machine.

HolzHer agent Mike French comments "This is a reflection of the quality technical assembly line at the Holzher Austrian factory where all stages of the assembly are carried out by top quality highly paid professionals. It is an exciting time for Holzher here in New Zealand as we have a wide range of machines arriving and new orders for heavy industrial machines that haven't been seen here previously."

To view the full range of Holzher machines, CNC (flatbed, Pod and rail, 5 Axis, Combo machines) Edgebanders, (small, med, industrial, heavy industrial) Beamsaws and Wallsaws call Mike French on Mob 021 353 632.


the standard for modern cabinet makers

AURIGA 1308 | 1308 XL The HOLZ-HER PC Edge Control makes it easy to change edging at the press of a button. • edge thicknesses up to 6 mm • workpiece thicknesses up to 60 mm

Technical Machinery Services Limited Holzher New Zealand Agent 1 Cricklewood Street, Papakura, Auckland 2113, New Zealand Mobile: 021 353 632 Fax: 64 9 299 6729 Email: Website:

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Zak Stanley at their new Lange edgebander.

Nothing to see here High performance edge for all joint technologies from SURTECO A seamless bond between edge and worktop – Fusion-Edge makes it possible. With an innovative furniture edgeband that requires no additional hotmelt adhesive, Fusion-Edge offers a real alternative to conventional edgeband application technology. Innovative technology for a permanent joint Fusion-Edge works with all currently available innovative joint technologies and heat sources:   

Laser Plasma Hot-Air

In applying the Fusion-Edge to the panel, the co-extruded ‘functional layer’ is activated by the heat source, fusing the panel to the edge and creating a seamless joint. With Fusion-Edge there is no visible joint between the functional layer and the actual edging. Fusion-Edge offers visual, functional and economic advantages that are already recognised by many leading furniture manufacturers and suppliers:     

Seamless bond that is heat and moisture resistant High production reliability and increased productivity No hotmelt adhesive required No clean-up required after application Straight-line or BAZ work-centre type edgebanders

SURTECO Australia is now producing co-extruded ABS FusionEdge, please contact Edge-it for further information

edge upgrade


ith a reputation for wooden joinery and furniture, a couple of years ago joiner Nigel Stanley made the decision to rebrand his business as ‘Future Kitchens’. “We’ve always been early adopters of new technology and styles” Nigel explains. “We were one of the first to move to soft-close doors, we aim to use the best hardware, the latest materials, so ‘Future Kitchens’ represents the type of work we do”. A family business, Future Kitchens now focuses on the mid to top end kitchen market. Nigel’s son Zak is undertaking his apprenticeship in the workshop, and their customerbase extends across Invercargill and Southland. As part of their rebrand Nigel also decided to upgrade their edgebander, and after some research opted for a B70, from German manufacturers Lange. “The machine was a little more expensive than some of the others on the market” Nigel explains, “but Vernon from Jacks took the time to talk through how this machine was different, and what benefits we could expect. I’m old school – I wouldn’t give a customer something I wouldn’t be prepared to have in my own home, and so I’m prepared to pay for quality. We expect our customers to, so why not ourselves?” The B70 is a pre-glue edgebander ideal for small to medium sized cabinet shops. With high quality components and robust design, one distinguishing feature is the high frequency motors used on the top and bottom trimming units, giving an exceptionally smooth radius at this level of machine. Also simple to set up, run and maintain, the Lange represents excellence of German design and manufacture. Things didn’t get off to a good start when the machine arrived. “Unfortunately the freight company either dropped it, or dropped something on it” says Nigel, “and there were a couple of damaged parts. But Jacks had replacements to use within the week, and with some phone support we had the machine up and running pretty quickly. Soon afterwards a Jacks technician came to check the machine over and fine-tune it, and it’s giving an excellent result.” Nigel had some initial reservations about how well the machine would process the predominantly 1mm and paper tape he uses. But from feeding to the quality of finish, the Lange has managed the thinner tape with ease. “We’re more than happy with it” he says. “In fact it’s exceeded our expectations.”

EDGE IT 130 Cryers Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand t. +64 9 278 7625 f. +64 9 274 1352 e.

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As with most of his workshop machinery the new edgebander is treated as a valuable part of the team: Nigel ensures it’s cleaned down and sprayed at the end of every day. “We like to buy quality gear, and we look after it” he says proudly. The B70 is getting a lot of use. “We’re flat out” says Nigel, “so to get reliable quality, and fast changeover between tape thickness has been really useful. In fact,” he confides, “each time we go back to use it we have a little smile. Because we think of how much time we’re saving.”

airTec sets the standard S

ince Homag’s launch of the laserTec edgebander several years ago, interest in zero-joint technology has continued to swell. A popular alternative that uses the same laser-activated tape has been hot-air units – until recently all based around the same technology. However, now the licence period has ended manufacturers are able to re-engineer the units themselves, and Homag have wasted no time in launching a second generation of their airTec, suited to today’s requirements. Speed limits and high energy use had until now been the drawbacks of moving to a hot-air based

edging system, but with the latest generation of airTec these are no longer issues. Homag’s airTec unit sets the industry standard by running at up to 25m/min, while simultaneously reducing the airflow and air pressure required. The result is a significant improvement in efficiency, and considering the high production flows for machines of this type, greater efficiency quickly translates into lower costs. By increasing the speed but lowering the air required Homag have effectively provided the new advantages of speed and efficiency at no extra cost to the

customer. Even better, warm up times of 20 minutes have been reduced to just 2 to 3 minutes now – making this second generation of airTec technology a winning combination. The first of the new generation Homag airTec machines sold is scheduled to arrive in NZ later this year.

Homag is supplied and serviced in NZ by W&R Jacks

Reignmac RMM423E 4 Sider planer Simple 4 head joinery machine Profile Moulding on all spindles Individual motors for each spindle If you still use a Buzzer and Thicknesser to dress your material consider a simple 4 Sider to speed your production. Simple to use and about 8 to 10 times faster than the traditional method.

15d Porana Rd, Glenfield, Auckland New Zealand 0627 Phone: 09 442 5699 Mobile: 027 4100 258 JOINERS Magazine September 2014 page 57

KDT 465 edgebander

glue pot technology not done with yet Prowood Machinery Ltd sees edgebanding technology advancing but generally only in the hands of contracting companies as laser, hot air technology is still very expensive to purchase and maintain and out of reach of the general cabinet making shop. There are several systems claiming to be the best but as yet there is no clear winner who has the march on its competitors. Until tape suppliers can offer the full colour range for board colours this technology will struggle to advance its self. With the small market in NZ we see contracting companies as the main potential for this market and see the KDT Edgebanding machines that Prowood Machinery sell being well positioned for those that want a standard glue pot Edgebander. 

a vision for the future Egmont Air, specialists in dust extraction for wood workers, just worked magic for another kitchen maker Panel Vision. After years of frustration with dusty bag extractors, Panel Vision up-graded their dust extract to an Egmont Air centralized system – an incredible difference reports Mr BrianWalsh Director of Panel Vision “The new Egmont Air System has made an amazing difference to the cleanliness of our workshop” reports Mr Walsh. Previously hours were spent cleaning up the dust on the floor, machines, finished product, and building structure not to mention the health hazard it created and fire risk.

Casadei V320 Automatic pre-glued Edgebander Ready to use in one minute Easy cleaning and maintenance Quick adjustments according to edge used The Casadei pre glue edgebander is back in New Zealand with a new agent and new features

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Egmont Air completed a free onsite evaluation for Panel Vision, documenting their extraction requirements and calculating the best solution for their application. One important feature was reduction of noise and ease of dust disposal. Egmont Air designed a remote fan connection to keep noise to a minimum as well as a quick-clamp bin-lid system which allows the bin to be removed in seconds. The good news is that one bin contains the same volume as about 10 plastic bags worth of dust – so we save all that frustrating downtime emptying messy bags – now we only empty the bin once a fortnight reports Mr Walsh.

Egmont Air provide a complete range of centralized dust extraction systems for kitchen and joinery makers, timber processors and manufacturing workshops. “It is critical that each application is evaluated on its own merits reports” Mr Cameron Prestidge from Egmont Air, “the requirements for each machine vary and must be calculated carefully, to provide a successful dust extraction system” The secret to a successful dust extraction system is ‘balance’ – the machine requirements, duct sizing, fan duty and filter area must be perfectly matched so that optimum suction is maintained without compromise. As well as Egmont Airs’ popular Free on-site evaluation, they alsoprovide detailed analysis which includes filter monitoring, airflow testing, and pressure testing and critical design evaluation complete with a documented report to provide options on saving power, increasing suction performance and reducing filter maintenance. Egmont Air carries a full range in NZ Duct and Flex, filters, bag-house units, fans, cyclones, spark detection and suppression, for all dust and fume extraction applications. Contact Egmont Air on 0800 781 200 for more information and a FREE catalogue, or visit www.

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the smallest details make all the difference Auckland, New Zealand – 01 August 2014 – Schlage rounds out its sliding hardware solutions with an elegant range of Cavity Door Lock Sets. Contemporary interiors demand stylish, practical hardware options that combine comfort with functionality. Schlage has designed a new range of cavity door locks that combine minimalistic design with architectural styling and clever design details. The unique adjustable spring-loaded striker plate allows the privacy lock to pull the door in tight when closed, preventing rattling of the door, while the hook on the latch of the passage set ensures the door remains in place when closed.

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Ergonomically designed, the cavity door lock sets fit a standard 54mm door prep and include a coordinating finger pull. Alongside the cavity door lock sets, Schlage has also designed two flush pulls to complete the range. With a minimalistic appearance, the cavity door flush pulls fit a 54mm door prep and include a matching finger pull.

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MASTER JOINERS AWARDS The 2014 edition of these awards were announced in June at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner at The Devon Hotel in New Plymouth. the awards aim to promote excellence in joinery design and craftsmanship, to encourage the use of sustainable timbers, and to showcase the finest work from the industry.



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Apprentice Awards

Best Timber Project 4,001 to 8,000 hours Mohamed Valibhai - Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin

Best Timber Project 0 to 4,000 hours Ethan Coles - Ruben's Joinery, Christchurch

Best Fitment 0 to 4,000 hours James Coutts - Hughes Joinery, Palmerston North

Best Fitment 4,001 to 8,000 hours Shane Pilkinton - Masterwood Joinery, Cromwell

Other category winners Best Presented Entry Board - Ethan Coles - Ruben's Joinery, Christchurch; Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill - Mohamed Valibhai - Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin; People's Choice 0 to 4,000 hours - Ethan Coles - Ruben's Joinery, Christchurch; People's Choice 4,001 to 8,000 hours - Mohamed Valibhai - Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin; Gordon CaulďŹ eld Memorial Trophy To the Employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the 4,001 - 8,000 hours category, who is a member of Master Joiners - Andrew Duncan - Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin.

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Regional Winners

Clockwise from top left: Auckland - Artisan Carpentry, Auckland; Otago / Southland - Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin; Taranaki - Rhys Powell Joinery, New Plymouth; Waikato / Bay of Plenty - Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane; Waitaki - Barrett Joinery, Timaru; Wellington - Prestige Joinery, Masterton; Nelson / Marlborough - Waimea West Joinery, Nelson; Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay - Sydaz Joinery, Napier; Canterbury - Murray Hewitt Joinery, Christchurch.

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Woodform creates a star attraction for BP's new head office in Auckland

curved black beech staircase The BP head office is spread across two floors in a newly constructed five-GreenStar-rated building in Auckland's newmarket. The challenge for designers Unispace was to connect the spaces and provide good crossfunctional interaction between the floors.

The complex design required the timber to connect with holes pre-formed into the glass while crossing up and down at random points within the helix bend, "which involved incredibly accurate bending and manufacturing," adds Dave.

Their idea was to harness the building's raw energy and to radiate it from a central source, with the central element to be an imposing glass and steel spiral staircase encased in timber bands that wrapped around the balustrade in an unconstrained way.

Templates were cut on the CNC. Each template was used to mark a selected piece of timber which was then bandsawn and spindled to shape. The profile was then impregnated to render it flexible, roll formed into the corresponding helix shape and held on a jig to dry. Lengths ranged from 2.7 - 3.3m and once on site were fitted and drilled into position.

Specialist woodbenders Woodform Designs were contracted to provide the timber detail using Black Beech, a sustainable New Zealand hardwood chosen for its raw, imperfect appearance and grain. Woodform's Managing Director Dave Pratt was unsure about how the species would perform. "It wasn't a constantly straight grain and we'd never bent a species with so many knots and flaws," he explains. Woodform trialled the difficult species using one its five bending processes, and with excellent results. "The capability of this timber was outstanding, beyond what can be achieved with most New Zealand timbers," Dave said.

Woodform Designs also bent and supplied Black Beech for the feature wall in the main reception area. The result is space that enables interaction between units while being playful, fun and a joy to work in.

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The Tmber Tru crew, from left, John Truscott, Shane Truscott, Tony van der Plas and Nigel Cox.

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et back from a busy road just to the east of what remains of Christchurch’s CBD, Timber Tru appears to be the epitome of an old-style joinery shop. A large long wooden warehouse with a rough-sawn timber ceiling, solid wood benches, and traditional English woodworking machinery suggests an atmosphere of careful craftsmanship. But explore a little further and it’s quickly apparent that traditional timber joinery is just part of what’s produced here. For standing against the rear wall, still gleaming with newness and representing the finest German panel processing technology is a Weeke Vantage 100 CNC. Tony van der Plas and John Truscott established Timber Tru back in 1997 when the thenowner of the previous business passed away. Now solely owned by Tony, with John reaching retirement and working part time alongside his son Shane, Timber Tru welcomes a wide range of work. “No job is too small” claims their website, and it’s this friendly approach to both private and commercial customers that keeps Timber Tru’s work flowing in. Good relationships with several building companies, as well as a

strong reputation in the historical renovation market means Tony and his team are busy. “The solid timber joinery market can be fickle” says Tony. “With renovation work often planned around the seasons, and timber joinery work being erratic, we tended to use our panel work, particularly kitchens, to maintain a regular workload.” But as work in Canterbury has increased Tony realised that to meet demand while maintaining their reputation for quality he needed to take the step to CNC and nesting. “I looked seriously at it in 2012” he explains. “I did a lot of research and was about ready to buy when the market dropped, making me think twice about that sort of financial commitment. But when it picked up again last year then we leapt in”. The Weeke Vantage 100 is not the most common entry level CNC machine. Part of the Homag Group, world leaders in panel processing, the Weeke offers precision, speed, and the robustness that comes from Germany manufacturing. With synchronised digital servodrives on the X axis, electronic surveillance of the stops, a 9kW

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HSK routing spindle, two CNCcontrolled Z-axes in combination with a drilling block, and a vector speed of 96m per minute it also offers the capacity to greatly increase production levels when required. “We looked at the usual entry level machines” says Tony, “but we decided we needed something that would grow with us. Although it was a little more expensive the Weeke offered a level of quality and reliability that fits with our expansion plans. I don’t want to be in a position of growing our panel-based work quickly only to find we’d need to replace our CNC machine in a year or two to keep up. The Weeke gives us a long-term solution”. Tony claims he is not a “computerliterate guy” but the ease with which he zips around in the PRO100 Design software suggests he’s more than capable. While they were already using PRO100 before purchasing the Weeke, he and the team have invested a lot of time to learn the process of taking a design file through to efficient production. “Operating theWeeke is pretty simple – all three of the full time staff are comfortable running nests. I’m responsible for most of the design

work and it has taken time to learn, but I’m getting there” says Tony. The dividends are already paying off. “As well as increasing our efficiency we’re also looking at new avenues of work” he says. “We’re now manufacturing on behalf of a wardrobe company – they just email their work through, we put it on a USB stick and take it out to the machine”. The move to CNC has worked out as Tony had expected. “It’s been an effort” he says, “but it’s exciting. When we run a big job on the Weeke I will often just watch it –thinking ‘this is great!’” As their neat and well-organised workshop environment suggests, the team at Timber Tru focus on quality work, not quantity. But with their strong reputation, expertise in both panel and solid-timber joinery and now the latest efficient technology – they have a persuasive package that means quality and quantity needn’t be mutually exclusive.

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Holzma Treff Once a year prospective buyers, customers and business partners from all over the world go to HOLZMA Treff in Holzbronn, the home of HOLZMA GmbH. "We set the trends" is the current theme of the in-house exhibition taking place from 23 to 26 September. We preview some of the highlights. HPP 300 multiTec drilling and routing on the saw HOLZMA will be launching the HPP 300 multiTec at its in-house exhibition. This new development addresses, in particular, the needs of manufacturers producing facades and partition walls. In addition to cutting to size, the saw also completes the routing and drilling work required in manufacturing elements. This is much more ergonomic, faster, more precise and more cost-effective than the usual way of manufacturing at several processing stations. With the new HPP 300 multiTec, HOLZMA is opening up new business potential in facade and partition wall construction.

Impressively efficient S to XXL solutions for handling offcuts HOLZMA, together with BARGSTEDT, will be presenting innovative solutions, from S to XXL, covering every aspect of offcuts handling. The focus at HOLZMA Treff will be on the intelligent combination of software and hardware in tailored concepts. The spectrum ranges from simple shelving with automated offcuts management to fully automated return of offcuts to the BARGSTEDT storage system. The HOLZMA optimization software Cut Rite, the machine control CADmatic and/or the appropriate BARGSTEDT storage software can be used here.

The HOLZMA destacking concept for better structured, seamless processes The HOLZMA destacking concept guides the operator, showing him on which pallet and in exactly which position he should place the parts after they have been cut. Additional hardware components, including pallet truck 'HuGo', parts buffer, swiveling printer and a buffer for headcuts, round off the destacking concept. At the in-house exhibition, HOLZMA will be demonstrating the practical advantages of this systematic approach to destacking: increased efficiency, improved ergonomics and, above all, parts arranged in the right order for further processing on other machines.

HOLZMA combiTec fully automatic recuts combiTec will now make industrial batchsize-1 production even more efficient. At the in-house exhibition, HOLZMA will show how this works on a HKL 300 angular saw unit. Equipped with the combiTec option, it can deal with recuts fully automatically in throughfeed mode. That saves time, reduces waste and thus brings down material costs. 

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The Fisher & Paykel Kitchen Design of the Year award was won by Wanaka designer Melanie Craig with this contemporary kitchen.

This bathroom by Kira Gray of Fyfe Kitchens won the NKBA Bathroom Design of the Year award.

Leading kitchen and bathroom designers vie for top honours I

nnovation and creativity in kitchen design have been celebrated this weekend, with Wanaka designer Melanie Craig taking top honours in the 31st annual National Kitchen and Bathroom Association Awards. Melanie Craig was announced the winner of the supreme Fisher &PaykelKitchen Design of the Year award at the NKBA conference in Tauranga on Saturday night (August 2). The judges commented on the excellent use of materials in the kitchen, which include glass, American oak veneer, concrete block, quartz and stainless steel.

“Everything works well together – form, texture and colour. The recessed towel rail is an innovative solution to the restricted space available.” The NKBA awards, which were announced at a gala dinner, attracted 57 entries from around the country. The awards included additional categories for best regional designs, traditional/ classic designs, creative excellence, best use of small space, best use of colour, best student design and best drawing standards.

“Form and a combination of warm and cool colours clearly organize the space and the zones within it – in particular, the well-defined coffee station.”

Online voting in the People’s Choice Award for and kitchens and bathrooms received nearly 3000 votes. In this category, Margaret Young of Margaret Young Designs, Invercargill took the kitchen prize with a traditionally styled white kitchen featuring beaded paneling and leadlight-style display cabinets.

Auckland designer Kira Gray of Fyfe Kitchens won the Bathroom Design of the Year award. The judges remarked on the bold use of dark tones that produces an harmonious outcome.

Kira Gray of Fyfe Kitchens, Auckland won the People’s Choice Bathroom Award for the same bathroom that won the Bathroom Design of the Year award.

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NKBA immediate pastpresident Ingrid Geldof says the competition highlights the diversity of kitchen and bathroom design in New Zealand. “Once again, we are seeing some very exciting and innovative designs that reinforce the international standard of New Zealand kitchen and bathroom design,” she says. “So many of our members are prepared to push the design boundaries with great results – our executive committee is constantly impressed by the world-class projects we are seeing.”

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STATE OF THE INDUSTRY AUCKLAND It is really unbelievable how fast the months are flying by. It is conference time again and time for another executive meeting in New Plymouth. The Auckland region has continued to be very busy with most joinery shops having workloads that are stretching out from 6 to 8 weeks from orders being confirmed. This often presents a few problems for those customers who would like to think that they may be able to get their hands on their joinery a lot earlier. Most of the workloads still remain in renovation and alterations rather than new builds for the timber joiners and quoting seems to vary a lot over this type of work. We still tend to find that a lot of the projects are price driven, with customers looking at just the dollar figure rather than what has been quoted, or more importantly, what has not been included in the quotes. This then starts the pricing wars. We all need to value ourselves a lot more and be proud of the product that we are manufacturing and stand by our pricing. If your customer is looking for quality joinery then come to a Master Joiner. If he is after a cheaper price then go somewhere else and get a cheaper product. There is still a lot of interest from Architects on the NZS: 4211 programme with some good feedback coming in around the Manual. In saying that, not many of the Auckland joiners have actually started to supply tags with their joinery to say that their joinery is NZS: 4211 compliant. I am reasonably sure that most of the Auckland Master Joiners are building their joinery to the standards but until 4211 has been fully introduced into the building code there seems to be no urgency in supplying the tags. Auckland Master Joiners’ membership has continued to increase but it seems to be difficult to get a regular number of members to attend meetings and that is very disappointing. We put a lot of time and effort into organising meetings with guest speakers or visits to associate members business's for sadly sometimes only a handful of members. I know and appreciate that we are all busy and sometimes it can be hard to break away from what you are doing. It's probably about time that we included a social event with our meetings and

try to encourage a lot more of our members and associate members along. I think that the huge increase in work in the Auckland region will continue. Everywhere you drive around Auckland you see projects being started. Most of the local builders that we deal with on a regular basis are also reporting that their phones are always ringing and they also have work booked 12 months ahead. – Dave Cunningham CANTERBURY It appears things have slowed down a tad. The weather hasn’t helped but the reports coming from a few companies, especially suppliers, is that the last month or so has been quieter. This seems to have resulted in suppliers stocking less stock and the frequency of waiting for something, due to it not being stocked, has increased a lot. In saying this, all the signs are that it will be short lived! We still have a growing amount of companies buying new machinery in the area especially big cnc’s and edge banders. This is a good sign and great to see. A couple of issues are coming into play now with the rebuild. First one to mention would be the poor workmanship from subbies i.e. gib fixers, painters etc. They are under so much pressure to get to the next job that they seem to be cutting corners. Also it’s becoming increasingly harder to get accurate installation dates from builders. They have so much on now, they seem to get a little lost with where the jobs are actually up to, meaning companies are finding they are storing kitchens etc for a long time because the date they have been given has proven to be incorrect. Bad debts around town are still being managed well and for the amount of work being done they seem very low, so that’s a good sign. Staffing is still, and will continue to be, a big problem, with it still taking a long time to find the right person This may also be a reason behind businesses investing in new machines like cnc’s, where they do the work of multiple people. Member numbers are still increasing, however, more so with associates than joiners. We would like to see more joiners sign up however, like I’ve said before, associates are just as important as they are a great source of information. On a social note we enjoyed an outing to the

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races where we had a great feed with great company. We also had three of the Crusaders come to our last meeting and that was great to have them there to chat with and they really enjoyed it too. – Nathan Moore CENTRAL Over the past few months our Central members have enjoyed reasonable workloads, with some being steady with good jobs ahead of them, and others finding it frantically busy. So overall it has been a more positive start to the year than the previous few, and hopefully workloads will continue to rise. Residential work seems to be leading these workloads with only small pockets of commercial work available. Most builders and group housing companies also have good amounts on their books. Optimism is reasonably strong with a number of firms investing in new machinery and setting up to handle any potential upturn. Apprenticeship training is also an area of interest with members weighing up their options and watching keenly the BCITO’s plans for training. The number of apprentices being taken on in our area is trending upwards which is great. At present the list of new products, materials and suppliers seems to be huge and growing, and it is not getting easier for the members to get their heads around all these new lines. I guess with the market being suppressed and competitive for so long, companies are looking for the next greatest thing. At this stage I would like to thank our outgoing president Craig Fleet for the fantastic job he has done during his term as president. His knowledge of apprentice training has been greatly appreciated. Finally I hope everyone attending the conference enjoys the Naki hospitality and all the best for the remainder of the winter period. - Graeme Andrews HAWKE’S BAY / POVERTY BAY So far this year we have seen improving workloads with a notable interest in the residential market. This I’m sure will only improve with the news that the Kiwi Bank are relocating their head office from Wellington to Hastings old Farmers building in Market

Street. Having 150 possible new families to Hawkes Bay is great news. In spite of this, commercial markets are still being tendered very competitively and continue to see this for the foreseeable future. Our local membership is at 26 local members 31 national members and three local associates. With our last meeting being held at Tumu Timbers it was interesting to see what and how items are manufactured in those large sheds. I believe all those who attended thoroughly enjoyed this informative site visit. The national Master Joiners Conference is being held this month and I wish all those who have entered the best of luck. After finishing my first year as president I have a huge admiration for those working within the Master Joiners federation and JMF due to the work behind the scenes. NZS 4211 is very close to being finished with now only councils required to enforce the new requirements. In this year’s budget the government are expanding the apprentice subsidy scheme from 14,000 to 20,000 apprentices which is good news and I hope not too late. This is where we all started so please if you haven’t got an apprentice please consider this an option. - Ross Morgan NELSON / MARLBOROUGH June 2014 saw our second AGM as a stand alone branch and also witnessed two national Master Joiners category award successes by a couple of our members, which was a wonderful statement of the standard of workmanship that emanates from the Top of the South. The membership continues to grow in the region, the Master Joiners brand increasingly seen as an important recognition of quality work and good business practice within the industry. The last quarter has seen increased activity in the domestic and residential market, however the commercial market remains slow. We expect the number of nonresidential consents to remain flat over the coming months, but expect pick up towards the end of the year as economic improvements solidify developers’ confidence. During the last quarter the Branch members undertook a Skills survey of its members’ workforce and received an excellent participation of 82% by branch members. The object

Reports from Branch Presidents June 2014

of the audit was to establish the manufacturing capacity of the region within the joinery segment, gain an understanding of the skill level and qualification level that presently exists, whilst defining shortfalls in training and staff development. We are now looking forward to the visit of Greg Durkin, Group Manager Specialist Trades, BCITO, in July who will provide valuable input into the survey findings. The initial findings indicated that perceived barriers exist with regard to cost of training and/or access to training. A workforce, as yet not, forgive my breviter de Shakespeare, reached “the age of justice, in fair round belly, with eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws, and modern instances”, but approaching it with haste! The following month, Ken Monk will present to the Nelson Marlborough BOINZ group to discuss NZS: 4211 on 20th August and also to the local Certified builders and NZIA members on the 21st August. We anticipate this will provide excellent exposure both for the code and also for the brand of the Master Joiners in the region. Alan Gibbs OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Workloads have ranged from steady to busy for most of the members over the past year and all firms have a bright outlook for the year ahead. Signs are positive for Dunedin, especially with the announcement by large commercial enterprises of significant programmed capital expenditure toward developments. After the introduction of NZS: 4211, we are seeing a good uptake by Architects incorporating the specification into their plans and also noting builders transferring work to Master Joiner firms. It is the same old story though, that it remains hard to find good qualified joiners, with most advertised positions taking a long time to fill. Over the past year, we have seen a consistent turnout of members at the local meetings around the region. Invercargill and Cromwell both hosted two meetings, whilst the rest were located in Dunedin. At our latest meeting in Dunedin, Deb Paul and Greg Durkin from BCITO specialised trades facilitated a discussion about the merging of JITO with BCITO and the positive benefits to employers,

employees and apprentices alike. We appreciated the opportunity to provide feedback. The pre-trade course at SIT is showing good numbers, with most students that wish to continue in the industry being able to find apprenticeships. Congratulations to James Buchanan from 4 Trades and working for Leith Joinery for his 9th placing at the world skills in Germany. The annual Christmas social was very well attended with 40+ members and partners travelling to the Whistling Frog Café in the Catlins for dinner and a good night out, with most taking the opportunity to stay overnight and spend the weekend seeing what the region has to offer. Most importantly, we wish to extend our thanks to Peter and Christine Leith as past president and secretary respectively and appreciate their continued service to the local branch. - Andrew Duncan

reporting having their best end of year period for the 2013 winter months for years, the forward workload is still somewhat patchy, with many not having any secured work for the foreseeable future. On the other side of the coin, several members are now looking at not having any spare time in their production schedules and some even pushing their lead times out to two months.

TARANAKI Taranaki workloads and enquiries have increased, but workloads amongst members still seem to vary greatly, from some reporting they are really busy, to others saying just steady. All in all, there does seem to be enough work around for all firms, but pricing is still as competitive as ever. The new house market seems quite busy, with the majority of new houses being built by the New Zealand-wide franchise builders, making it hard for our small local builders to get into the new home market and try at least to compete. There are still quite a few larger architecturally designed homes being constructed that the local builders seem to be able to tender for, and architects report that they can’t keep up with workloads so this must mean more work for trades people in the coming months. Local staff shortages do seem to have eased somewhat, with the closure of our local super yacht business. But we still do not have many apprentices in our province, which is not good long term. Taranaki Master Joiners hope that all who attend this year’s conference have a great time and enjoy some Naki hospitality. – Roger Paul

The growth areas in general seem to be in the residential sector as public confidence grows but this is contradicted in certain areas such as Rotorua where growth is still slow. Although building consents issued are on the rise, several regions such as the Waikato are down on the national figures. From the commercial sector, again confidence and spending steadily gains momentum but this area is still a strongly contested tender market and it appears the desire to reduce margins and “cut your own throat” remains which can only be damaging to the companies involved and the industry. This is also being driven by clients claiming they can get their joinery for a greatly reduced rate, one client even stating a figure of 30% cheaper. Architects have been a cause of concern whereby you give a budget estimate based on a concept; they then believe that is their price but are astounded that when you do actually price the tender drawings their price has increased. Labour is obviously going to be a great concern in the coming year. As the Christchurch rebuild continues, the increases in work in the major cities such as Wellington and Auckland, the exodus of tradesmen from our regions will also continue for the foreseeable future. The governments reboot scheme has helped alleviate some of the short term issues but as the growth in the industry continues, the need for qualified tradesmen will increase and I guarantee, this shortage will push the hourly rates paid to these tradesmen up. Wintec in Hamilton has seen a 10% growth in their intake of apprentices recently which further demonstrates the industry is on the up.

WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY As the nation seems to continue its steady growth from the GEC, the report from our members is still extremely mixed. Whilst many are

To summarise, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region on the whole seems to be in a positive position and our members pretty confident for the coming year. – Sean Wood

WAITAKI Workloads are looking very promising coming into winter, with most having three months ahead and some having much more. This is only in the residential market. The commercial side of things is a lot quieter. Hopefully it will pick up for these guys soon. Some firms have taken on new staff and others are looking for staff, but still finding it very hard to find good tradespersons. Some are looking at taking on apprentices which is promising. Materials are mostly in good supply at the moment, with some saying some timber species are taking longer to come through. Members are reasonably happy with payments being on time with just the odd one running behind time. Overall, things are looking pretty good for the Waitaki region. – Alan Paterson WELLINGTON We organised a road trip to the Wairarapa for our meeting at the end of May. In the past we have always held our meetings in Wellington or Lower Hutt city and decided to help our Wairarapa members to come along. We visited Renalls Doors, Kings Fourth and Timspec, amongst other activities and had a great day. Get involved in our industry I say to all joiners, not just Master Joiners. We are competitors sometimes but don’t have to be enemies. All who attended our meeting reported a steady flow of work with more on the horizon, though the market is still very competitive. I have been optimistic for a long time that we are finally emerging from the recession but I must say Wellington is very slow off the mark, if other regions are as busy as they say. I would like to see the end of free quotes as I am sure we all would. I am thinking of introducing a fee for pricing work that I feel I will not get, is out of my area, or I do not really want. Sometimes we feel obligated to quote for work because our business reputation might suffer. About ten years ago joiners did not ask for deposits and hoped for the best. Now customers ask how much is the deposit - things can change. – Anthony Neustroski 

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Due Process Tobias Young

Are your invoices past their expiry date? Invoices don’t expire like fresh food, but there is a time limit on when you can recover money owed to you, or claim against another person for some sort of wrongdoing. This is known as a “limitation period” and applies to all non-criminal proceedings. A limitation period is a ticking clock set by parliament. When the clock stops, you will usually be prevented from starting your claim in a Court or Tribunal (although you can continue a claim you have already started). Why does Parliament set limitation periods? This might seem unfair to an innocent victim who didn’t know about their claim or just didn’t get around to making it in time. However these definitive “bright light boundaries” provide a sense of certainty and fairness to all, and there are several reasons behind them. The most obvious is that over time, there is a greater chance of evidence being lost or destroyed. For example, most people get rid of old documents that are no longer needed for tax or legal purposes. As time passes people’s memories fade, especially about names and dates, what was said or why things were done, which can make it difficult for a Court to determine what actually happened. There might also be difficulties in tracking down crucial witnesses or potential defendants, which might unfairly affect one person in a dispute. Finally, a limitation period helps you get insurance. Generally insurers will have the ability to pay successful claimants, even where a defendant (several years down the track) might not have the resources. A limitation period gives an insurer certainty as to

when their exposure might end - otherwise they might not be prepared to offer an open-ended insurance policy that could come back to haunt them 20 or 30 years later. How long do you have to begin your claim? The answer depends on when you were wronged, when you find out about it, and what your claim is all about. There are two broad categories of claims – those occurring before 31 December 2010 (Limitation Act 1950 applies, as modified in 2011), and those which came about on or after 1 January 2011 (Limitation Act 2010 applies). Under the older Limitation Act, it is all about when your claim “accrued”, which is legal jargon for the time when all the parts required to prove your claim have come together. For example, if a person agrees to pay you by instalments under a contract, your claim accrues when they miss an instalment, not when the contract was first signed. On the other hand, if a person drives into your car on the road, your negligence claim accrues when your vehicle is damaged. The accrual concept can raise difficulties especially when it comes to someone being sued for negligence. Imagine the situation where you rely on a building surveyor’s advice to buy your dream home. If the advice is negligent, you might not realise you have suffered any loss (such as paying too much for the house) until years after the event. For events after 1 January 2011, the 2010 Act applies. The 2010 Act gives you 6 years to begin your claim for breach of contract or negligence, assuming you knew about it on that date. The

clock starts ticking when the event happens, not when the loss is discovered or the claim accrues. For invoices, this means you have 6 years to be paid from the date you did the work, not necessarily the date that you invoice for the work, which might be some time down the track. However, the 2010 Act also provides a “late knowledge” exception to the rule. If a person doesn’t realise they have a claim within the 6 year window, for example they are deceived or defects in work remain undetected, they will be given an extra 3 years from the date when they discover the problem (or should have discovered it) to begin their claim. To stop the potential for matters being discovered years into the future, the 2010 Act limits the late knowledge exception by specifying a 15 year “long-stop period”. This means that no matter what your situation, or when you find out about it, you cannot start a claim more than 15 years after the event. The Courts have readily enforced this “bright light boundary”, even where it means some defendants escape liability altogether. In some circumstances you might still run out of time even before you find out you had a claim! Exceptions to the rule The final thing to consider is whether parliament has introduced any other rules (there are plenty) that apply to your specific situation. In defamation cases for example, the limitation period is reduced to 2 years, with an extra 2 years for “late knowledge” discoveries. For claims made under the Fair Trading Act 1986, which is designed to protect consumers from unsavoury business practices,

the limitation period is 3 years, however the clock doesn’t start until your loss becomes reasonably discoverable. For joiners involved in prefabrication or installation work, you might be subject to regulations under the Building Act 2004. This Act reduces the “longstop period” to 10 years for all “building work”, which can vary from simple renovations and restorations through to complete new builds. Whether your work is “building work” itself might be a controversial issue. Finally, if (for example) your work relates to exterior joinery or frame and panel construction, it might be caught under the well-known ‘leaky homes’ legislation – the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006. Under this Act, once a person applies for a building assessment the clock is paused for all combatants. The initial application must be within 10 years of the house being “built”, which the Supreme Court says is when all the work required by a building consent is complete. However, because the clock is then paused, the result is that suppliers, builders, labourers and local authorities can all be subsequently joined to leaky homes proceedings for months or even years after the 10 year period has expired. This myriad of overlapping timeframes (of which we give only a few examples) can be difficult to understand and even more difficult to apply. One thing is for sure - if you’re owed money or you discover a problem you need resolved, you should act quickly to work out what limitations apply – before your claim expires and the matter is taken out of your hands!

Tobias Young is employed by Auckland firm “Madison Hardy”. The firm guarantees personal attention to new clients at competitive rates. Phone (09) 379 0700, fax (09) 379 0504, and e-mail This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. JOINERS Magazine September 2014 page 76

a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

New career options for industry professionals It was one of those months where everything seems to have gone wrong and I was seriously wondering why do I do this. Perhaps it was time for a new career. The kitchen and bathroom industry seemed a bit small and my skill set looked rather limited so my options were thin on the ground. Or so I thought. After serious consideration I discovers that many of the skill I had were actually very transferable and it opened up a whole world of possibilities. So here are some future career moves I explored. Marriage Guidance Councillor Dealing with irrational people is difficult. When they are married it is nearly impossible. One side insists on a minimal kitchen while the other wants open shelves. A debate over a neutral cream coloured kitchen degenerated into divorce proceedings when one party disagreed about the amount of salt used in a batch of scones. Two cooks who love to cook and entertain together can’t agree on induction or gas, but do agree who will take the dog when the husband moves out. Budget debates are even more fun as receipts and bank records are presented to the kitchen consultant as proof that they can afford a timber island, as long as one of them stops buying single malt whiskey, or cuts back on morning teas with the girls. And don’t get me started on how much that car cost! Sometimes it seems that these couples who have lived together for decades stopped communicating years ago and are using a new kitchen as a way to reconnect. Throughout it all we talk, organise compromises and negotiate options that keep everyone happy in order to get the sale. I say charge for the marriage guidance and throw in the kitchen for free. It is just as profitable and you are not responsible for warrantees on the kitchen, or marriage. Courier Driver I want a new stereo for the ute. This is because I am spending so much time in it I may as well listen to music I like rather than talkback on AM radio or watch as my tapes (remember them!) get eaten by the cassette muncher in my dashboard.

The reason I am in the ute so much is that I am running around looking for and delivering bits and bobs that have gone missing. Where is the waste for the butler sink? It has to be ordered separately so clearly I didn’t do it. Off to Porirua to get one. Then off to Seatoun to deliver it. Then off to Lower Hutt to get the tiles. While I am there check to see if the waste was at the factory. Of course it is and it is where it should be but as you order them separately we assumed it would be on site so we never checked.

I have found there are 2 types of people in this world. Those who look at a situation and think how they may have been responsible and concentrate on fixing the problem in a timely manner. The other type blames everyone else and walks off the job if you insinuate they are involved. For some reason the second type always seems to have the customers ear. Low water pressure in the bathroom? Clearly it is the electric rubbish bin in the kitchen. Rough plastering in the hallway? That will be your kitchen installers.

So back to Seatoun to get the replacement waste. Off to Porirua to return the new one and get a credit before it is invoiced. By now the merchant is closed and I have to go back tomorrow. This is not really a problem as 3 of the 19 handles have gone missing and I need to go out there anyway to get the replacements.

After days of getting samples, trade log books, YouTube video and written testimony from the clients 8 year old you can finally prove that, not only is the electrician is a talented tap dancer, he cracked the granite.

Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Officer If we had that camera installed at the time of installation we may have recorded the electricians tap dance rendition of “The Good Ship Lollypop” on the granite benchtop. Now the top has a chip in it and a crack in the centre of the island. Unfortunately in spite of a great review in Time Out the sparkie is denying ever approaching the benchtop and the UN has been called in to resolve the dispute between the kitchen installer and the granite company. Both are blaming each other for poor workmanship. One thing you can always count on is that whenever something goes wrong, simultaneously, everyone and no one is to blame. Trying to resolve accusations and 3rd party opinions while maintaining good working relationships with your suppliers and keeping the job moving is like trying to juggle kittens. Customary fishing rights, public access, guardianship, confiscations and speaking order seem a lot more black and white than who put the scratch in the stainless top. The final settlement can be cheaper too. Private Detective Just what happened to the floor to make the poly bubble? I don’t know, the flooring guy doesn’t know but is sure it was the granite people, who think it was the kitchen installer, who thinks the flooring guy is responsible. All I know is that I didn’t do it and I am the one not getting paid.

Magician How do you build a 45 square metre kitchen for under $12,500 including gst? How do you get a 3.5 metre benchtop into a 3x3 metre room (no diagonals allowed)? How about an appliance garage, 2 wall ovens, a coffee machine, hobs, sink, and microwave oven but no reduction in bench space? No problem! Would you like a rabbit out of my hat at the same time? More and more these days the justification for an appliance, island, extra sink, bench space, and no ability to pay for it, boils down to “... but I want it!” Unfortunately saying “Just sort it out” to a joiner will not necessarily make it happen. There a laws of physics involved. Entropy, conservation of energy, gravity, and the ever popular Einstein’s 4th law of energy, mass, space and time E=MC2, which states, “It just won’t bloody fit!” However somehow something seems to happen. Prices get shaved, cabinets moved, walls adjusted and abracadabra a solution. In all honesty I don’t know how something’s are made to fit on a budget but they do. Well done to all you problems solvers, couriers, magicians and negotiators. I couldn’t stay in this industry without you. Tony DeLorenzo

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Joinery Industry Consultation proposed changes to joinery block course model Background Several years ago the Joinery ITO undertook an in depth survey of industry training. This was at a time when productivity issues were an issue and the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was just hitting its straps. Since then we have survived the GFC, the Joinery ITO has merged with the BCITO and we are striding into a period of sustained and huge growth in the construction sector. Productivity is still an issue.The following are four suggestions made by you to enhance training in the joinery sector. 1. Apprentice Productivity Some apprentices are taking too long to be productive for the company. 2. Field Staff The Joinery industry would like to see someone from the ITO. 3. Block Courses Length to be reviewed.

4. Skilled Apprentices Apprentices whose skills are ahead due to the nature of the workplace experiences and excellent company training may not need to be at a full block course. 1. Apprentice Productivity Throughout the GFC, the Joinery ITO used the quiet period to undertake a comprehensive and strategic project resulting in the development of an advanced training system intended to address the four points above. Recent research from international studies far supports the initiatives as developed by JITO as being way ahead of its time with sound training practices. Core to success of the system is ensuring each apprentice and company is supported with manageable workplace mentoring practices through the use of a clear training plan.

We believe regular and quality workplace mentoring will significantly contribute to improved apprentice productivity. Your apprentice needs to be making money for the company at an early stage, so the company reaps the returns for the term of the apprenticeship.The training plan has been developed and will need to be updated following the review of qualifications which are expected to be registered and ready in 2015. 2. Field Staff – Good News So whilst the training system was developed it has not been thoroughly implemented mainly due to two reasons. The first being the lack of field staff and secondly the government demand for the Targeted Review of Qualifications. Due to fiscal restraints, the implementation of a regular mentoring programme and the newly developed training systems was hampered without field staff which JITO was not able to afford. However the good news is that the BCITO is about to embark on recruitment of field staff who will nationally be able to facilitate strong links between employers, apprentices, the ITO and block course tutors. Four visits per apprentice each year will provide support and guidance for all. With all parties (Employer, Apprentice, ITO Training Advisor, ITO Coordinator, Polytechnic Tutors) performing their role and contributing to apprentice training, every company should enjoy the financial gains from employing an apprentice. 3. Block Courses Length Review The Joinery National Advisory Group, Master Joiner Regional groups, Joinery qualification advisory group, wider industry and working groups are all singing from the same songsheet. Block courses have a huge benefit allowing every company the opportunity to train for diversity. Even though a company may not make many sets of stairs or manufacture exterior joinery they prefer their apprentices to learn and have a command of

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these skills. This is not only ensuring your future trade’s people have the full set of skills but it provides a backup for company diversification in times of need. The review of joinery qualifications is well underway and it is now time to address this issue. A new model for block course training is proposed and we are very keen to receive your comments. It is expected the proposed model will • Reduce time at the block course for some apprentices • Provide the opportunity for your apprentice to learn, practice and be assessed on skills that are infrequently available in your workplace. • Provide assurance that the skills assessed on block course meet the industry standards and are quality assured for consistency across the nation. This means you can be confident of the skills a potential employee has with his/her “ticket”. • Mean that skills learnt on a block course can be used immediately back in your workplace, further contributing to productivity. Proposed Model for Comment Principles: • Ensure company specific training needs are supported through flexible training systems. This means that the training system will enable companies to train in strands which are not core business. This has the effect of: - Offering the apprentice the full set of skills in their chosen career. - Allowing a company to make strategic decisions and remain diversified for the future - Contributing to the joinery industry to ensure the skill sets are not lost or “dumbed down”. - Safeguarding the joinery sector with well-trained tradespeople. • Companies who mainly manufacture in one or more strands example cabinetry, are able to provide substantial learning and experience

for an apprentice,therefore preparing the apprentice for an assessment only mini course. • Companies who actively mentor their apprentice and provide substantial on-job learning and practice, ensure that evidence of skills are able be collected for assessment. An example of the proposed model of training for Joinery Apprentices. Example: Jingles Joinery manufactures kitchens with the occasional solid timber work such as windows and doors. Stairs are not manufactured at Jingles. An apprentice is about to be signed up. The BCITO training advisor will do this and assist you with designing the training plan which may look something like the model below. The ITO coordinator at head office will be monitoring progress and should an apprentice not be making progress full block courses must be attended.

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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. Artisan Carpentry Ltd 14b Akepiro Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Ph 09 550 7654, contact Charles de Lapomarede. 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. Contrast Interiors Ltd A5, 35 Keeling Road, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 835 3465, contact Brendon Dunn Counties Joinery 11 D Glasgow Road, Pukekohe 2120, Ph 09 238 7264, contact Roy McKerras. NZS4211 Affiliated CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 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.

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

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

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

Goldfinch Timber Joinery Ltd 20 D & E Onslow Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland, Ph 09 277 8803, contact Harvey Whitehead. NZS4211 Affiliated Grandvue Joinery 42 Gregory Road, Waitakere. Ph 09 810 9398, contact Robert Piacun. NZS4211 Affiliated. G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Kay Joinery 1226 Oruru Road, R D 2, Peria, Kaitaia, Ph 09 408 5547, contact Daniel Kay. Keenan Interiors Limited 6/7 Veronica Park Lane, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, Ph 09 827 7836. Kitchen Inspirations Ltd Unit 15, 518 Buckland Road, R D 2, Pukekohe, Ph 09 239 0875, contact Justin and Rebecca Berry 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. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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.

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. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, contact Adam McNeil. Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated. Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 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.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email: Advance Joinery Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Murray Ashton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Executive Officer - Corinne Moore, 20 Cambridge Tce, Taradale, Napier. ph: 06 844 9954, fax: 06 650 6756, email:

Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St Andrews Joinery Ltd 46 Mahana Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 3050, contacts Stewart and Robert Cunningham.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Woodland Interiors Ltd 129 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, Phone 07 866 5885, contact Andrew Nuttall.

CENTRAL Secretary, Trevor Wyatt c/- H R Jones & Co, 60 Aorangi Street, Feilding, Ph 06 323 4388, email com Al-Wood Joinery Ltd 7 Arthur Street, Pahiatua, Ph 06 376 8692, contact Kate Harris. Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, contact James Hurren.

Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, contact Patrick Lau, Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated. UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hawera Kitchens and Furniture Ltd 24 Glover Road, Hawera 4610, Ph 06 278 7044, contacts Klinton Hunt / Lance Hunt. 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. KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, contact Ken Parsons. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated. New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, contact Roger, Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Westwood Kitchens 90 Rata Street, Inglewood, Ph 06 756 7592, contact Wayne Herbert.

HAWKES BAY POVERTY BAY Secretary, Dianne Hurring P O Box 7103, Taradale, Napier 4141. Ph 06 843 1465. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 contact Peter Webster. Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry Ltd 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Craig Burley. CedarVille Joinery & Building Ltd Gate 20, Irongate Road, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, contact Alan Whyte. Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs. Christie Builders & Joiners 11 Husheer Place, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 6676, contact Peter Christie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Classic Kitchens (1977) Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, contact Larry McKenna. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, contact Murray Nattrass. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hastings Laminate Ltd 1021a Manchester Street, Hastings, Ph 06 879 8564, contact Mark or Grant Eyles. 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. Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millbrook Furniture Solutions Ltd 404 Ellison Road, Hastings 4122, Ph 06 876 3675, contact Bruce Drummond. Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, contact Mike Daly. Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated. Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated Sydaz Joinery Ltd Unit 6, 7 Cadbury Street, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 842 2086, contacts Simon Wakeman or Darryl Strachan. Waipukurau Joinery Limited 2322 Takapau Road, Waipukurau. Ph 06 858 9961, contact Greg O’Kane. Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, contact Craig Russell.

WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212. Amalgamated Joiners 1977 Ltd 4 Mountbatten Grove, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 526 8091, contact Paul Pepper. NZS4211 Affiliated. BM Hamilton Kitchens & Joinery 68 Montgomery Crescent, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton.

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

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

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

Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, contact Grant Kearney. 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. Stylish Interiors Ltd 38 Puruaha Road, R D 2, Te Horo, Otaki, Ph 021 911 585, contact Mathew Gubb. The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack.

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.

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

Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, contact Kelvin Atkinson

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

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. 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.

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

Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

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

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

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Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd 1062 Colombo Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 4303, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, contact Aaron Hooper.

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.

Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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.

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

Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson. Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson or Kathy Jones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bates Joinery (2008) Ltd 101 Shortland Street, Christchurch 8061, Ph 03 388 8111, contact Mark Allworthy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, contact Russell Lloyd. Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, contact Wayne Brown.

Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. 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. Millbrook Kitchens Ltd 25 Southbrook Road, Rangiora, Ph 03 313 5764, contact Andrew Silcock. Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Modulink Screen Partitions 2012 Ltd 47 Hands Road, Addington, Christchurch, Ph 03 338 6464, contact Sam Bain. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, contact Paul Renwick.

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

R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Ruben’s Joinery Limited 402 Bethels Road, 4 R D, Christchurch, Ph 03 329 5458, contact Ruben Patchett. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ross Becker Joinery 20 Chelmer Street, Oamaru 9400, Ph 03 434 3336, contact Ross Becker.

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

Secretary, John Rigby P O Box 473, Dunedin. Ph 03 456 1805 Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, contact Mark Albert. NZS4211 Affiliated. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, contact Des McMaster. 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. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, contact Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Allegion (New Zealand) Limited Architectural Hardware Supplies ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd Biesse Group New Zealand Blum NZ Ltd Bostik New Zealand Brio NZ Ltd Burns & Ferrall Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ Daiken New Zealand Limited EC Credit Control Enko Group Ltd Forbo Flooring Systems Häfele NZ Ltd Hardware & Handles Ltd Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand Hideaway Bins Ikon Commercial Ltd ITM Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd Nelson Pine Industries Ltd Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Resene Paints Ltd Schlegel Pty Ltd Sopers Macindoe The Laminex Group Thermawood Timspec Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd W & R Jack Ltd

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perfect joining solution a clever but simple system

Titus push latch

Joinlox has launched the Striplox range – the ‘velcro/zipper’ of the mechanical assembly world. An innovative, fast, strong and concealed joining solution with multiple uses.

Titus Push Latch touch opening system assures an easy and effortless opening and closing of doors and drawers without handles. Designed to be used with standard hinges it allows for maximum efficiency and flexibility in use. Its discreet, nonhanded design and 'snap-on' fixing to the mounting plate assures a simple and quick mounting procedure. The adjustment button that compensates for the door gap provides reliable closing and consistent performance of the door or drawer even in cases of inaccurate drilling.

The Striplox product range that includes the Striplox Mini -120mm, Striplox Pro 55 and Striplox 90º - 98mm, is protected by international patents and is proudly designed, owned and manufactured in Australia. Made of high-spec thermo plastic using the international standard 32 system, Striplox joins are easily dismantled and reassembled, reducing on-site costs, wastage, emissions and transport costs.

a touch opening system

Available from Stefano Orlati

The Striplox solutions can replace traditional joining and fastening, including brackets, screws, connectors, latches and mountings. Striplox products are strong and durable, using a series of interlocking teeth which spread joint loads along the length of the joins, providing strong and tight connections. This ensures the entire range is perfect for numerous nonstructural purposes and installations. Striplox are easy to use and eliminate the need for bags of loose fasteners and confusing instructions. “The applications for Striplox literally run into the hundreds and is really only limited by your imagination. It’s the perfect joining solution system,” said Joinlox sales and marketing manager Dean Urquhart. Mark Willis, director of iCatchers Exhibitions & Displays said recently, “Striplox provided an efficient, durable product that could be flat packed for shipping, then easily assembled and dismantled in a tight build schedule for the Décor exhibition stand, featured at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. As a company producing high quality exhibition displays, we believe in using only the best materials. We are extremely impressed with the outcome of Striplox products and look forward to incorporating them in future projects.” Using Striplox not only has cost efficiencies with labour costs, it will reduce freight costs dramatically allowing for flat-pack form - ready for quick and easy assembly. Striplox can be used in fully automated assembly processes, such as in the production of high-volume furniture, cabinetry or by smaller operators producing items on a piece-by-piece basis. STRIPLOX Phone 07 3392 3689

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Seratone springs to life with fresh new range This spring, Laminex New Zealand has launched its revitalised Seratone Life range with two major improvements: new on-trend colours that compliment its large range of high and low pressure laminates, together with manufacturing advancements utilising environmentally friendly UV coating technology. The Seratone Life range aligns a new colour palette with current trends and other products from the Laminex NZ product portfolio. These colours also tie in directly with popular residential paint colours. The new Seratone Life range is produced using a full UV paint system which is free from Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and is cured using environmentally friendly UV light. As with the Seratone Escape range, UV curing offers improved scratch and stain resistance. Further technological advancements have been made in coatings, allowing Laminex New Zealand access to anti-microbial additives which are included in the entire Seratone panel and colour-matched jointer range. For further details about Seratone Life go to

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Apprentice reboot subsidy extended


he Government has announced that the apprenticeship reboot VXEVLG\ KDV EHHQ H[WHQGHG WR DQRWKHU SODFHV DIWHU WKH ÀUVW 14,000 places were quickly used up. This means as an employer you may be eligible to apply for $2,000 towards the cost of an apprenticeship for any new enrolments into training before 31 December 2014. Apprentices may also be eligible for an equal payment. Want to make the most of the subsidy to train your employees and future proof your business? Talk to us to see if you are eligible.

New furniture account manager joins Competenz


n September 1st, Laurie Irving joined industry training organisation Competenz as the Account Manager for Furniture.

“I’ve always had a passion for helping people to upskill,� says Laurie. “I’m looking forward to getting out and about to meet all our apprentices, learners and the companies they work for.�

Laurie has taken over the role from Greg Stuart who is now Regional Manager for Auckland and Northland at Competenz.

If you’d like to discuss training needs for your business, please email

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