Joiners Magazine September 2016

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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

September 2016

sinks & tops material choices

kiwis at awisa

people, pictures & reports

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surfaces & sinks 14 COVER PHOTO Automation from Homag p.50

Beauty and durability are two of the most sought after characteristics in benchtops and sink inserts. We look at both over a range of surfaces including timber, stainless, laminate, acrylic and marble.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Liam Wackrow welcomes the summer and reinforces the importance of NZS:4211 Laminex NZ Update 12 Richard Pollington is upbeat about the Laminex year to date, introduces some new colours and bids us farewell.

AWISA reports 30 Near record numbers meant that this years AWISA in Melbourne offered good returns for exhibitors both in terms of sales and leads. We employ a parochial approach and see what it meant for the kiwis at the event.

Dr Buzz 69 Duncan Such reflects on the English, monetary influence and manipulating market forces.

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NKBA viewpoint 86 Suzie Rees fills us in on events and winners at the latest NKBA conference on Waiheke island.

Homag is leading the way in the use of robotic equipment in the wood working industry. We look at their latest developments in ensuring the smoother flow of materials and components through the production process.

Stone Insights 25 Artisan Stone offer some tips on keeping the pristine look of your marble benchtop Due Process 76 Geoff Hardy talks about the value, or not, of Producer Statements when dealing with consents and councils. H&S 87 Kathy Compliance warns about making assumptions when dealing in the world of machines and factory safety.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 12 BCITO news - 79

edging moves 58 Zero joint technology is the call in edging at the moment. We look at several recent investments in new edging technology and at some of the qualities required in the accompanying edge tape.

scheduling skills 70 Efficient use of factory resources can be enhanced if their use is planned and tracked. Empower Software talk about what the use of their software can do for your business.

Trade Directories - 80 Classifieds - 87/88

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from the presidents desk

sun & shine C’mon Spring For many of you this winter has brought the wettest winter we have seen in a fair few years. Not only does morale take a bit of a hit but in the joinery industry, we face pressures of the ever changing production schedule of our fellow trades as weather delays put major setbacks in place and everything comes to fruition at once. It’s tough to deal with. Client expectations of trade lead times seem to be moving with the times which is pleasing to see with output being put under more and more pressure as our industry gets busier and busier. NZS:4211 It’s real and is gaining momentum every day. This is the fruition of nine years of at times pretty hard work for Garry McNaughton and Ken Monk and the JMFNZ Ltd team but we are seeing local bodies embracing the standard and its requirements that go with it with it spreading throughout the country. You all would have seen the recent bulletins released from JMFNZ Ltd with market developments of Masterspec and Local Body enforcement so please understand that this is a reality and it is the future of the industry for all building consent based work. The general feeling I am getting from about our regions is that order books are mostly full for the year already and filling production space for 2017. Great for the industry but scary at the same time.

At the John Tiddy Memorial Awards breakfast in Melbourne, New Zealand winner, David Irvine from Barrett Jonery in Timaru recieves his award from Trevor Wilson, Chairman of AWISA.

John Tiddy Memorial Award A few days after the John Tiddy Memorial Award winners received their certificates at the AWISA Celebrity breakfast on Friday 8 July, one of the winner’s employers wrote an appreciative letter to AWISA saying that AWISA 2016 was an eye opener for the company’s apprentice, seeing the latest innovations and meeting quality people that make up the industry. The employer said that apprentices are the backbone of its business, and that the award also raised the bar for the company’s current apprentices, along with the tradesmen who teach them. AWISA established the John Tiddy Memorial Award in 2008 to commemorate the late John Tiddys’ contribution to the Australasian furniture and woodworking industries. 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 highly regarded by their employer. The winners receive an all-expenses paid overnight visit to the AWISA exhibition, plus $2000.00 towards their training course fees. 

Here’s to seeing a bit of finer weather coming our way as we all start to thaw and dry out. Cheers Liam Wackrow National President Registered Master Joiners

The John Tiddy Memorial Award winners, left to right: Douglas Keith of Conder, ACT; Ranii Wiari of Pacific Pines, Queensland; Nicholas Johnston of Roelands, WA; David Irvine of Timaru, New Zealand; Nathan McMahon of Brunswick West, Victoria; Michael McKim of Kelvin Grove, Queensland; and Chris Thompson of Elizabeth East, South Australia.

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2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

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A Busy Winter This winter, now drawing to a close has been a busy one in a number of ways. The joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing sectors have seen continued high levels of activity as demand outstrips supply in the housing scene. The renovation sector has in particular been busy. My better half and I have in fact completed a substantial reno of our own home. Its a satisfying process tempered by the sheer costs involved. We have seen the coming and going of the AWISA trade show held this time in Melbourne in early July. A good event with good attendance figures augers well for the future. We are now awaiting to find out where the next show will be held. A notable aspect of the AWISA event was the number of Kiwis attending and participating on various stands. In many ways it beats the need to go to the bigger European shows and Kiwis love these sorts of events. We have a feature looking at them in this issue. Of course on the international scene there has also been the coming and going of the Rio Olympics. A great effort from the Kiwis with a record haul. We really do seem to punch well above our weight. This winter has also been a good one for the Master Joiners especially with the Auckland Council officially making compliance with NZS4211 a necessity. The impact of this rule enforcement in the country’s largest centre should be felt around the country as more and more other local bodies are encouraged to do the same thing. Activity levels for Auckland members has been high. An interesting sideline will be to see how many non Master Joiners now seek to become new members. Watch this space. Another favourite in this issue is a look at the latest in benchtop product and sink inserts. More and more new materials and designs are emerging in what is a very competitive market. This market as indeed many others are, are tied to both the commercial and residential construction scene. Here in Auckland one can only hope that the new Unitary Plan opens up and broadens the scope of this scene. Choice in product for the end user is today quite phenomenal and looks to continue on its merry way. We have another Spring then Summer coming up. Lets hope the activity levels we see now continue on their merry way. Read on and enjoy. Bob Nordgren

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Auckland Master Joiners Growing NZS4211 enforcement through Council now having effect The latest Auckland Master Joiners meeting in August saw a continuation of their membership growth and the high attendance levels they have been recently achieving. The last meeting had 57 attendees in total and this meeting some 47 attended. Held at the premises of National Associate member Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd in Albany and chaired by Auckland President Dave Cunningham and Secretary Michael Bangs the meeting heard that July - August was probably the busiest period on record with the NZS4211 compliancy process. It was pointed out with the recent Council enforcement policies now supporting t h e r e q u i r e m e n t f o r N Z S 4 2 11 compliancy attendance numbers have risen significantly. NZS4211 is now a requirement of the Building Code and will be enforced as such. It had been a successful period for other reasons too. Five new members were approved at the meeting and it was acknowledged that Auckland member Artisan Carpentry had won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Master Joiner Awards held in Queenstown. It had also won Best Kitchen under $15,000 and Best Use of Imported Timber while Best Door or Window went to Auckland member McNaughton’s Joinery. In the Apprentice Awards Aaron Timmins from McNaughton’s Joinery won Best Timber Project in the 0 – 4000 hours class and McNaughton’s also won Best Presented Entry Board. All this when it was numbers wise, a poor number of entries for the awards from the Auckland region. Following the meeting refreshments and food were supplied by sponsor Unique Hardware.

The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards next Gala Event will be Thursday 9th March 2017 at the Pullman Hotel Auckland. Key dates to mark: • Stage One entries open 5 September, 2016 • Stage One entries close 7 Nov, 2016 • Stage One judging announced 21 November, 2016 • Stage Two finalists announced: February, 2017 • Gala Awards Dinner Pullman Hotel Auckland 9th March, 2017 Entry requirements Entry is open to NZ resident architects, builders, architectural designers, engineers, students and other designers who have used NZ originated timber that has been manufactured in NZ. Only one entry per project, joint entries between disciplines or firms are welcome. • Building or project must have been completed between 1 January 2015 and 28 February 2016. • Building or project must have significant timber content, either structural or decorative. • Projects may include the effective use of timber in combination with other materials. • Building or project owner’s consent for publicity must be acknowledged on the entry form. For more information contact: Promotions Manager Debbie Fergie 021 807 002 or




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IWF Distinguished Achievement Hideaway Marketing Man Hideaway Bins is pleased to announce the appointment of Jesse Staines to the role of National Marketing & Sales Manager. Jesse had a variety of senior marketing roles at Laminex New Zealand, as well as product development roles with other building industry suppliers. Jesse will be looking after marketing for Hideaway Bins in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as supporting their distributors to grow the Hideaway brand in both markets.

Linda Dixon National Specification Consultant

Zhaine Northcott Account Manager (South Island)

Linda has 12 years experience in the kitchen industry – with roles in design, sales, hardware and fittings. Linda has been a highlyvalued member of our internal sales team for 3.5 years and has been newly appointed as the National Specifications Consultant. Linda will be a one stop shop as a resource for designers and architects nationwide on product and solutions for their specific project.

Zhaine Northcott has joined the Hafele team as an Account Manager based in Christchurch. Zhaine brings a wealth of industry knowledge being a qualified joiner who has worked in the industry for 16 years as a joiner, cabinetmaker, kitchen designer and most recently in a sales role in the furniture industry. Zhaine’s territory includes parts of Christchurch as well as Nelson/ Marlborough and the West Coast.

To book an appointment with Linda phone 021 349 931 or email linda.

Zhaine can be contacted on 027 700 1190 or zhaine.northcott@

The International Woodworking Fair recently concluded in Georgia, USA, with the announcement of the winners of the 2016 Challengers’ Distinguished Achievement Award. Of the 21 finalists, seven winners were chosen

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Biesse announces Campus in West Sydney New Leitz technical sales representative Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd is very pleased to be able to introduce to you Lee Cotton, our new appointed Technical Sales Representative who joined the team in July.

Luke Tenaglia, CEO of Biesse Group Oceania recently announced a new Biesse showrrom complex. “In order to support the substantial growth of the Oceania subsidiary, we have decided to invest in a new and innovative technological complex, in Western Sydney. The complex will span 5,000 m2 in total, of which 2,250 m2 will be entirely dedicated to the showroom and as a result Biesse Oceania is destined to become among the largest and most advanced campus in this region.

Lee brings with him an impressive and well-rounded 20 plus years record in joinery, product and sales management as well as in the furniture hardware, woodworking machinery/ tooling industry. You won't find many people who know the business from all of the major aspects like Lee Cotton does. In his new position, Lee will be pleased to look after all of your tooling solutions. A real people person, he looks forward to getting to know all of our customers, both existing and new. Lee Cotton can be contacted on 021 193 5352

We h a v e d e c i d e d t o c a l l it "Campus", because for the customers, this space will be so much more than a set of buildings - our intention is that the complex will represent a 360° experience where our customers can get to know Biesse and Intermac innovation first hand, witnessing with their own eyes how our technological solutions can increase efficiency and competitiveness."

Auckland Council requirements for labelling of timber joinery Excerpt from a letter received by Michael Bangs the Secretary of the Auckland Master Joiners Association from an Auckland Council policy manager in mid June. “ ... I am writing to confirm that our inspectors have been instructed to check windows have been labelled in accordance with the requirements of NZS4211 and that safety glazing is etched in accordance with NZS4223. In the case of NZS4211 we would expect to see tags rather than labels; in the case of NZS4223 we expect to see all safety glass permanently etched. Our inspectors have been advised that if joinery is not labelled that it does not meet the requirements of the standard; further that a producer statement will not be acceptable and that the inspection must be failed ...”

Adila Khan & Juan Hunt

Allegion welcome Juan Hunt to the marketing team Allegion welcomes Juan Hunt, who joins Adila Khan and Craig Patterson in the Allegion marketing team. Eleven years of marketing experience in the building and construction industry means Juan is well suited to support the needs of our customers throughout the country, and support Allegion’s ever increasing brand and product portfolios. Adila, who joined the team earlier this year, is a recent graduate from Auckland’s Unitec and has already made significant improves to Allegion’s digital footprint. Juan is proud to assume his new role, and looks forward to working with Adila, Craig and Allegion’s partners to continue to provide industry leading support for our world leading brands including Schlage, Legge, LCN, FSH and Brio. 

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Schlage Sense The recently developed Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is one of the most advanced residential locks in the world, and is now available in New Zealand. The Bluetooth® equipped device offers state-of-the-art performance, security and a number of smart options. Schlage Sense ™ connects to Apple’s HomeKit ® using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. HomeKit ® is Apple's home automation system and in conjunction with the Schlage Sense™ app it gives you control over the lock, access codes and smart features. One of the key smart features is that you are able to name your device and lock/unlock your door via voice commands to your Apple iPhone (e.g. “Siri, open the gates to Mordor”). For over 95 years, Schlage has been known for the quality of its products, and the SchlageSense™ Smart Deadbolt is no different. The lock was given an ANSI/ BHMA Grade 1 rating - the highest rating possible. In most cases, it takes around 20 minutes to install the lock and set it up. Once the lock is turned on, the device runs through a system test to make sure everything's running as it should. In case someone tries to tamper with the Schlage Sense™ deadbolt from the outside, there is a builtin alarm with different sensitivity settings. For example, you can set the device to beep whenever the door is opened or closed, and an attempt at a forced-entry will result in a high volume alarm sounding. You can set the SchlageSense™ to automatically lock after a time period of your choosing, and it also has a quick lock feature that allows you to lock the door without entering a code, simply by pressing the Schlage logo on the face of the device.

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The Schlageapp provides a log of every lock action so you can see when the lock was opened and closed, and by who.You can add or delete codes for anyone you want quickly and easily - either manually on the device, or via the app. The keypad on the device is also fingerprint resistant to prevent anyone from guessing a PIN from fingerprint marks on the face of the lock, and the SchlageSense™ is also weather resistant, with a life time finish warranty. Up to 30 codes can be stored in the device at a time, and there are different types of codes available. For example, you can give family and friends unrestricted codes that grant them access at any time, or you can choose to give a dog walker, electrician or grocerydelivery service a code that allows them access to the home only during certain days and times. As well as its class-leading security features, the Schlage Sense ™ also comes with great warranties, including a limited lifetime finish and mechanical warranty, and a limited three year electronic warranty. For more information on the Schlage Sense ™ , please visit

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Our new financial year has started and we’ve hit the ground running. The Laminex NZ team have been busy with a number of new product development initiatives on the calendar before December. First up was our Laminex laminate and Compact laminate update which launched in July. Not only did we add some exciting new decors but we also announced the improved performance of our laminate with tighter post-forming and antimicrobial surfaces now available. Chosen by a panel of NZ designers, the new colours include a selection of on-trend greys as well as new woodgrains and a worn concrete plank décor, Concrete Formwood. And this is only the beginning! We’ve more exciting introductions on the plan for the coming months so make sure you visit our website, to keep up to date with all our news. Speaking of our website, we’ve also recently launched a residentially focused section that showcases products in their applications throughout the home. Designed as a reference point for joiners and designers working with end consumers, it’s a visual representation of the breadth of the Laminex NZ residential offer. Be sure to check it out! Back in July our IT Bureau boys caught up with many of you over at AWISA in Melbourne. Joining them on the stand were two of the team from Imos Germany including CEO Winfried Dell. AWISA showcased new developments from all the major players in the industry. The Laminex NZ IT Bureau were pleased to be amongst it and to get to chat with so many of their existing, and potential customers, and they’re already looking forward to AWISA 2018. If you’ve got any imos or 20/20 related questions be sure to give them a call. On a personal note, this will be my last column for Joiners Magazine. In October my three year term at the head of Laminex NZ comes to an end and I head back to Europe to join the global accounts division. I’ll be handing over the reins to Jerome Deperrois who has a wealth of experience across various manufacturing industries and I’m sure you’ll all welcome him to New Zealand. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with Laminex NZ and in particular getting to know so many of you at various events around the country. New Zealand will always have a special place in my heart and I wish you all the best in the years to come. Regards, Richard Pollington General Manager Laminex New Zealand

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Attributes, selection and care Beauty and durability are perhaps the two most sought after attributes in benchtops and sink inserts and in a highly visible kitchen environment fraught with marks, scratches and stains, compromise is seldom tolerated. Assessing beauty is an individual perceptive with perhaps little need for assistance, assessing durability is more difficult so we spoke to several suppliers of product in materials ranging from timber to stainless to acrylic to laminate and marble and asked them to outline the properties of their range. Their response is covered in the next few pages along with a few tips on care and attention which can assist in extending the life and looks of the benchtop and sink.

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It is the finish that counts … but … this actually begins at the start!

Solid Wood the most enduring option? Solid Wood tops are very ‘on trend’ this is a recent comment to us from one of NZ’s leading interior and kitchen design companies. We say solid wood never goes out of fashion, but I guess there are trends that consumers follow. One thing for sure is solid wood bench tops bring natural warmth & beauty into kitchens or any interior like no other bench top surface can! The Woodsmiths take extra special care right from the handpicked selection of each piece of timber (where “nothing but the best is acceptable”) to the final packaging and delivery of each individual bench top. The selection of each piece of timber is critical, so that any defects, splits, checks, borer, gum pockets, knots, and of course high moisture content are eliminated right from the start. But it doesn’t stop here. The Woodsmiths stringent quality control system continues to monitor every process during manufacture, so should any further defect arise it is dealt with immediately. This insures that no substandard product gets a chance of leaving The Woodsmiths factory. As we said it’s the Finish that Counts. This is where The Woodsmiths really shine! With their Satin Hi-Build Resin Finish which is silky smooth and fully protects the wooden tops from moisture or any other liquids and is covered by The Woodsmiths generous 10 Year Warranty! Therefore there is no risk for you (the kitchen manufacturer) when installing a solid wood top from The Woodsmiths. The other advantage is you know your fixed costs on which to add your margin to, so no unexpected costs or risks taken by attempting to make wood tops yourselves! ‘Nothing but the best is acceptable’ is one of The Woodsmiths core values, so it is great when we get referred to from our customers (as we have very recently) “you guys are the best!” How is this for another referral … “Our new breakfast bar is everything we had hoped for and exceeded our expectations. From the careful packaging to the quality workmanship and excellent Hi-Build Resin finish. We are just so pleased with it.” Go to for more information

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How to keep your Stainless Steel bench top looking great and lasting longer Stainless Steel’s proven durability with excellent resistance to stains, corrosion and heat make it easy to keep clean and hygienic. There are some simple things you can do to maintain the finish. A quality metal polish suitable for stainless steel is the best option. The golden rule is to always rinse the surface with clean water after cleaning and then dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Use a soft, soapy cloth rather than harsh powders or wire wool cleaning pads which can leave harmful deposits on the bench and scratch the fine lustre finish. Damp cloths should always be removed from the bench top surface to avoid water marks and stains. Most ‘stains’ on stainless steel are caused by waterborne deposits that cling to the surface. These stains, with a little care, can be completely avoided. Avoid Silver Dip Cleaners These are harmful as they contain strong acids that may cause discolouration and pitting, the first sign of which is an iridescent stain that turns to a dull grey colour. If a silver dip cleaners does come into contact with the bench top then wash off immediately with clean water. Remove Corrosive Foodstuffs Fruit juices, damp salt, ready made mustards vinegar, pickles, mayonnaise, etc won’t cause staining unless left in contact for an extended period of time. Avoid Acids Sulphuric, hydrochloric, and other strong acids can cause staining and should be immediately washed off with clean water. A few DO’s & DON’TS DO CLEAN your bench top regularly with a specialist stainless steel cloth or a damp soapy cloth DO USE nylon or bristle brushes and not scrapers to loosen stubborn stains

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DO WASH down your stainless steel bench with clean water after cleaning with any chemicals or contact with food acid DON’T LEAVE carbon steel utensils on your bench top such as bottle openers, scissors, whisks, etc DON’T USE scouring pads, wire wool or harsh detergents that contain abrasives that could scratch or leave unsightly marks DON’T PLACE hot pans onto the stainless steel surface as this could cause the seal between the surface and the timber substrate under base to separate

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The not-so-secret ingredient to any great kitchen... No matter the skill level, all great meals need to be prepared on a great surface. And surfaces don’t come much greater than a Steelfort Stainless Steel Bench. Recognised in the industry for their durability and attractiveness, our benches are elegant, stain-resistant and built to last – whether you’re pumping out 500+ dishes a night or whipping up a meal for one. We offer an enormous breadth of styles, widths, textures and configurations, meaning homeowners and commercial designers effectively have free range over the surface that best suits them. Whatever the layout of your kitchen, our range can easily accommodate most demands.

Essentially, the driving principle for every product we manufacture is flexibility. We’re committed to customisation and capability; if it doesn’t make sense with your set-up, we keep working with you until it does. So whether you’re whisking, rolling, dicing, plating, crusting, stuffing, kneading, chopping or otherwise, you can rest assured you’re working on the sleekest, sturdiest foundation available. For the bedrock of your kitchen, or any other stainless steel products you’re interested in, chat with our Steelfort designers about your next project.

The options don’t end there. We offer numerous custom features, including upstands, ‘anti-spill’ edges, hob cut-outs, insert bowls, ice wells, scrap chutes and more, all to make sure that your bench is equipped for any challenge you want to place on it.


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here's always good reason why the original is always the best! The Blanco Silgranit granite sinks were the first to the market and, whilst many have tried, they have never been matched. A modern look with timeless appeal is supported by unparalleled quality. Made of 80% granite and with patents protecting its innovative qualities, Blanco granite sinks have proven they can stand the test of time mirroring the look of natural stone in an affordable, easy-care solution. With over 90 years of design, innovation and manufacturing experience, Blanco's aim is to deliver the best in European styling and quality German craftsmanship with products that have outstanding form, function and precision.Today, Blanco mixer taps, sinks and accessories represent the highest quality, functionality, aesthetics and professionalism in over 100 countries all over the world. Their innovative solutions are based on a thorough understanding of their market, and their customers, ensuring their time in the kitchen is more enjoyable and more productive. Häfele proudly supplies a complete range of Blanco stainless and Silgranit sinks, taps and accessories; available in anthracite (black), alu-metalic (grey) and white finishes, the Blanco Silgranit colours compliment any kitchen. These neutral tones compliment matching shades or can be used to emphasise contrast and special features. For more details view the Blanco Silgranit brochure online. 0800 4 hafele

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new product releases


morini NZ is associated to a greater Global Amorini Family with operations in Australia, UK and Hong Kong, and has established itself as a supplier of premium quality components to the building industry. The Amorini group has been sourcing quality products for more than twenty years, and bringing to market at fair and affordable price points. Duropal Worktops Adding to the already popular Duropal Quadra Worktop, Amorini has added the Duropal Streamline Worktop. Quadra worktops have a 3mm tight formed radius edge profile and are now available in 14 décors. Streamline worktops have a 2mm PVC laser front square edge profile with two décor options to choose from. Duropal Worktop Features: • Duropal worktops are 39mm thick • Duropal worktops are resistant to reasonable heat • Duropal worktops are resistant to stains from everyday use • Duropal worktops have a complete Moisture Vapour Seal to the underside of top Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks To complete the Duropal product offering, is the Pyroex Splashbacks. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are a 4mm thick, fire retardant and available in four modern colours. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks are tough, resistant to heat and moisture, as well as to wear, impact and scratching, making for a long lasting, easy to clean surface. Duropal Pyroex Splashbacks offer quick and easy installation in large sheet sizes of up to 2800mm by 2070mm that can be installed the same day as your cabinetry. INFINITY 100% Acrylic Worktops Amorini have added two exciting new colours to the range increasing the options to 14 to choose from.

Infinity Worktops: • Infinity worktops are 100% acrylic, solid surface benchtops • Infinity worktops are easy to maintain and re-polish • Scratches are easily polished away • Infinity worktops are non-porous and have seamless joins, unlike granite, marble reconstituted stone or laminates • Exceptional hygiene standards makes them ideal for domestic and commercial applications

Streamline Worktops Duropal Streamline Worktops offer the best quality laminate worktops at unbeatable prices. Sourced from the world’s most environmentally responsible manufacturer, Amorini New Zealand is proud to offer Duropal high pressure laminate worktops to our customers. Available within a two working day dispatch, tops can be manufactured to your specified sizing direct from our on-line design centre. To find out how you could be enjoying these high quality worktops today contact us to find one of our key distribution business partners, located near you. Streamline worktops • • • • •

have a 2mm PVC front laser edge are 39mm thick are resistant to reasonable heat are resistant to stains from everyday use have a complete Moisture Vapour Seal to the underside of top

Amorini has combined these great worktops, with a very intuitive online web solution. Design, quote and order, using our online platform, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more details, or to get a quote, please contact the team at Amorini: Email:; Phone: 06 358 2759 Ph: +64 6 358 2759 Fax: +64 6 358 3726

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Laminate like you have never seen it before Heritage Hardware, is now delivering greater choice and inspiration for kitchen bench tops, having gained exclusive rights to distribute world-leading Arborite® decorative laminates in New Zealand.

Montreal based Arborite® specializes in premium highpressure laminates (HPL) in a variety of textures and on-trend decors. New technology allows for major advances in the look and performance of laminate surfaces, increasing their massmarket appeal.

The partnership brings fresh competition and technology to the market. Heritage Hardware Sales Consultant Dion Fyfe said customers can now get the look of a stone bench top for half the price.

Heritage Hardware stocks We l c o m e a n d P a n o r a m a Collections – including original patterns alongside realistic stone and wood look options.

“We provide durable laminate that has never looked so real. High definition imaging is closing the gap on traditional surfaces. Perceptions of the product are changing too, as more people choose attractive, affordable laminates. We have come a long way from plastic-looking bench tops of the 1970s, Arborite® now has more than 200 colours and patterns with the added benefit of scratch and stain resistance.”

Laminates are now more durable than ever with better chemical and heat resistance. HPL is comprised of resin-impregnated kraft paper, decorative paper face material which provides the pattern, woodgrain or solid colour, and a clear melamine-impregnated overlay for added strength and scratch resistance. “It’s easy to install and affordable, we saw a huge gap in the market where laminate has not had much

competition - that’s all set to change with Arborite®,” Mr Fyfe said. “The product is perfect for homes, commercial spaces, apartments, complexes and hotels, people have been screaming out for another option and we are able to deliver it.” Arborite ® Vice President of Marketing and Sales Mike De Rita said the decision to partner with Heritage Hardware was simple. “We share the same core values of building new markets with innovative high-quality products, supported by people who care, offering service our customers can count on.” Established in 1986 Heritage Hardware is still family owned and operated from its head office in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay. “As a family business, we strive to maintain our edge by offering innovative solutions for any interior space,” Mr Fyfe said. “We have made it our goal to

develop a strong relationship with each of our clients. This starts with designing, manufacturing and sourcing products that are functional, reliable and beautiful and ends with our satisfaction guarantee.” Alongside Arborite® laminates, Heritage Hardware stock quality EcoGranit and stainless steelsinks, tapware, a wide range of handles and Eurostone slabs. 


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Stone insights

Marble & Clearstone Protective Coating


arble has been prized in building and sculpture since classical times. Its natural timeless beauty and workability has made it the choice for many famous examples of architecture worldwide.

In its purest form marble is a white crystalline colour formed from limestone that has been subjected to intense heat and pressure, primarily composed of calcite. With the addition of other minerals such as clay, silt, sand, and iron oxides, they can add colour, striking veins and patterns through the slabs. These veins make for a very unique look, and are often used as a feature piece in a domestic environment such as kitchen bench tops, splash back, vanity tops, or fire surrounds. In the commercial environment marble is also used for counter tops or entrance walls. Marble properties include a soft stone nature and is prone to staining and etching which many people shy away from especially for kitchen surfaces. In its traditional European use marble builds a patina of marks over time creating a classic aged look complimentary to the kitchen design. Marble usually has either a polished or a honed finish, and more recently a textured finish has become more available. Honed has often been the preferred finish as its matt appearance can disguise etching a little better than polished. As always, using a chopping board and wiping up spills promptly helps reduce a change in surface appearance. For those wanting marble and its beautiful features, but not the associated wear with the surface, there is a product called ‘Clearstone’. This product is a polyester based resin that is applied to the horizontal surface of the marble, which protects the marble from bacteria, odours, stains, and etching, and enhances the colour and veining. The Clearstone coating can be anything from matt to a full gloss making the surface easy to clean and maintain. Clearstone can also be applied to an existing horizontal surfaces to prevent further damage to the surface, and because it’s self levelling, it will fill any imperfections in the surface. The Clearstone finish is a durable finish and can be re-polished at any time.

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InSinkErator® Evolution Series® Disposers Background Evolution Series food waste disposers feature MultiGrind® and SoundSeal® technologies, addressing the two most common food waste disposers issues – grinding ability and noise. These premium disposers allow users to grind nearly any food waste with significantly reduced noise. The entire product line is engineered to deliver performance and benefits that meet the needs of each and every consumer.

Choose the right InSinkErator for your lifestyle! What ever your lifestyle or family size, InSinkErator has a model to suit you. Easily disposing of food waste using a grinding action, not blades, resulting in less mess in the kitchen & less food waste going into your bin and to landfills.

Products Evolution 200® is designed for those who enjoy cooking, entertaining and having the very best kitchen appliances. The ultimate in performance, its three stages of grinding allow users to grind almost any food waste from rib bones and corn cobs to celery and potato peels without jamming or clogging. With ultra-quiet noise reduction features, consumers can even run the disposer while talking on the phone. The Evolution 200 features the InSinkErator ten-year We Come to You™ In-Home Parts and Labour Service Warranty. Evolution 100® is the ideal choice for a wide range of kitchens. Its technology offers a two stage of grind versus a standard disposer and is up to 40% quieter than a standard disposer. Evolution 100 virtually grinds any food waste, including difficult items such as bones and potato peel. The Evolution 100 product features a five-year We Come to You® In-Home Parts and Labour Service Warranty. Technology MultiGrind® offers two stages of grinding versus a single stage found in standard disposers. Its components include the Grind Shear Ring®, Stainless Steel Grind Chamber and Components and a Heavy-Duty Dura Drive® Induction Motor. Evolution 200 exclusively features a third stage of grinding with the Tri-Action Lug System®, Undercutter Disk® and Jam-Sensor Circuit. SoundSeal ® uses a combination of advanced insulation and anti-vibration components. Evolution Series disposers with SoundSeal technology are quieter than a standard disposer. This technology is comprised of an Anti-Vibration Mount®, Quiet Collar® Sink Baffle (antimicrobial), Anti-Vibration Tailpipe Mount™ and SoundLimiter®Insulation. The Evolution models feature Multi-Layer SoundLimiter™ Insulation which is comprised of multiple layers of open and closed cell material to further muffle and trap noise. Distribution InSinkErator Evolution Series disposers are available at Plumbing merchants, Appliance retailers and Big Box stores nationwide. For more information visit JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 26

From light sanding to high stock removal S

aint-Gobain’s conversion plant site on Auckland’s Te Atatu Peninsula has been home to processing custom belts since 1973. The plant processes narrow and wide belts for all markets and retain a number of vastly experienced key operators originally employed at the plant’s manufacturing site based on the North Shore in the early 1960’s. The Plant in Glenfield was owned by Carborundum and later merged with Norton until 1990 when Saint-Gobain purchased Norton. Today belts are converted from jumbo rolls imported from SaintGobain plants around the world, a jumbo can measure up to 15000mm wide and weigh up to 950kg. Grit ranges start from 24 grit to as fine as 600 grit. At any

one time there is no less than 20km of belt material on site available for conversion. Dependent on the application there are 4 major attributes that are considered when choosing the right belt for the application; the belts backing - paper or cloth, the backing material weight flexible or heavy, the grain aluminum, zirconia or ceramic, and grain distribution - open or close kote. Y weight is the heaviest polyester cloth used for heavy duty, combined this with a ceramic grain and you have a belt typical for high stock removal operations. There are over 5 grain variations available from Aluminum oxide used on timber and soft materials to Norzon & innovative Ceramic

grain for hard steels and stainless. Norton’s Norax is an engineered abrasive that allows the user to skip steps whilst providing superior, consistent finishes. The plant also processes cork belts used for glass finishing.

Timber, Woodworking and Engineering remain the key markets Saint-Gobain currently support and supply. 

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Panelform’s Satin finish proves popular Since expanding their Durostyle Satin finish colour range to seven, Panelform has seen a 43% increase in the popularity of this finish. Here are some of the reasons why: Looks and feels like lacquer The Durostyle Satin finish looks and feels just like a 30% gloss spray lacquer, which is perceived in the market as the high end finish desired by discerning buyers. Many buyers however probably feel that a lacquer finished kitchen is out of their budget – not with Durostyle Satin! Durability One of the drawbacks of lacquered kitchens is their tendency to chip in higher wear situations. The Satin finish overcomes this because Durostyle thermoformed doors are so much more impact resistant than lacquered doors.

Price Point Durostyle’s Satin finish is no more expensive that the Durostyle Embossed finish, and cheaper than Gloss. Whereas many satin or super-matt board products are the same price as gloss, Durostyle Satin is 20% less than Durostyle Gloss, making it one of the most cost effective ways to achieve that truly smooth look and feel. Easy to Clean All Durostyle thermoformed doors are very easy to clean. Simply wipe down with a soft damp cloth and warm water.

Versatility The Durostyle Satin finish is very versatile because it is available in any of our 24 door styles. Satin can be used as effectively in the contemporary modern kitchen as in the traditional or country style kitchen.

Pre-sanded MR MDF doors for lacquering Despite their passion for Durostyle thermoformed doors, Panelform acknowledges that joiners and consumers have a choice, and that lacquered doors are still popular in New Zealand. Panelform offers any of their Durostyle door styles in a pre-sanded MR MDF option, ready to lacquer. This has proved very popular for the following reasons: Save Time, Money and Mess! Manufacturing your own MDF doors for lacquering is very time consuming, costly and messy. It is also fraught with issues around door bowing, strength, consistency, finish quality and longevity. Panelform takes this all away with their 22 years experience in kitchen door manufacturing. They use only paint-grade, moistureresistant MDF for their doors and offer them both with or without a white melamine back. Durostyle Platinum Series recessed panel doors (shaker style) are also available in a 2-piece option with an 18mm frame and 12mm insert.

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Sanding Edge sanding is automated to provide an exceptional and consistent finish on every door. Profile sanding is also done by Panelform’s skilled craftsmen using advanced sanding equipment. Joiners and spray lacquerers alike have been quick to give Panelform very good feedback about the quality of their MDF doors. Contact Panelform today to talk about their MDF door styles, and also the ‘Lincoln’ door style which belongs exclusively to their MDF range.

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Top Left: Richard van der Vegte from Prowood Machinery in Auckland chats with Chris Prier from Amorini NZ Ltd. Top Right: Wolf Hoheisen NZ Manager for Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd and Chris Jones Managing Director for Leitz Tooling Systems Pty Ltd in Australia. Bottom left: Duncan Such from Vector Systems Ltd in Auckland. Bottom right: Lydia Posthuma and John Posthuma from Sage Doors in Auckland.

... great show, well attended Judging by the numbers and comments this year’s AWISA, held in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by the Yarra River was a real success. Over the four days in early July some 8600 attended the show at least once with another 3000 or so coming more than once. And the comments have all been good

These figures are up there with the best over the years. Of real note was the number of Kiwi visitors, given as 5% or about 430. Also of note was the number of Kiwis either operating their own stands like Hideaway Bins, Sage Doors and Laminex NZ or participating through involvement on other’s stands. The feedback from all these people has been quite positive. As to the Show itself, all the main stream players from the machinery and architectural hardware sectors were there in force. Of interest was the display of robotic technology from manufacturers like Homag. Not necessarily a new thing but certainly now a permanent feature on the landscape particularly for large scale operations. Automated inventory systems for

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factory sorting and stacking of manufactured componentry are now becoming almost de rigor in the larger factory operations. As this technology is further refined it is fairly apparent their use will spread throughout Australia and New Zealand in the next decade. Another area of note was the proliferation of decorative board product utilising not only MDF but plywood and other board substrates. All these products offer good machinability and a variety of finishes from high gloss to matt. A perennial favourite, software suppliers was as prolific as ever demonstrating the ongoing essential nature to the woodworking scene. Optimisation, design, management, all on display.

The architectural hardware suppliers like Hettich, Blum and Hafele were also well represented. Each had their particular version of soft close, drawer systems and power driven componentry on display demonstrating these technologies have matured and are now the norm in the modern kitchen. The John Tiddy Memorial Awards were a highlight of the event. Announced at a special breakfast on the Friday every time AWISA is held, the young apprentice award winners are duly recognised including David Irving from Barrett Joinery inTimaru. (see news item p.5). Congratulations to David who is just one of many Kiwis we caught up with at AWISA. Read on ...

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Kiwis manning the software stands in Melbourne were from top left: Jason Heffernan, Philip Smith and Jacqueline Crossley from Joinery IT ready for business on the Planit stand; Sean O’Sullivan (far right mid pic) looking after Empower; Anthony Scammel between customers on the Pro100 stand; from bottom left: Tim Veale on the Microvellum stand; Chris and Rose Adams from 3D Kitchen were on the Leda Machinery stand; Stefan Rott centre on the IMOS stand.

AWISA sells software The Kiwi software industry is always well represented at AWISA. We asked those kiwis who had travelled to the show, to set up their own stand or work off a parent company stand, why they were there and how it went - the answers reflected perhaps the best AWISA show for some time. Record Sales 3D Kitchen has been attending the AWISA trade show since 1998. Being a New Zealand company and going to Australia to market and sell software involves reasonably high costs. But, Australia is now a significant market for 3D Kitchen and we have several full time sales and support staff there. 3D Kitchens' market share has increased greatly over those years and the attendance at AWISA is a big contributing factor to that success. The benefit of AWISA is that it gives 3D Kitchen the opportunity to promote its software and showcase its latest developments to quite a wide audience. Many New Zealand businesses also make the effort to attend the show and view the latest offerings to the cabinet making and woodworking industries. The feedback from customers is that they were very impressed with the show and return better informed about new products and developments. This year 3D Kitchen was on a stand combined with Leda Machinery (an Australian business partner), and achieved very close to a full 12 months quota of sales. This is a fantastic result and a record for us. 3D Kitchen will continue to attend this bi-annual show and recommend it to all New Zealand companies associated with cabinetmaking. Chris Adams 3D Kitchen

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Brand Recognition

Informed Visitors

The AWSIA show was well attended and we were very busy on our stand for most of the show days. We made some sales during the show with others we are following up now so expect to have gained some good business from it. It is really all about being there more than anything, so that the brand becomes recognised and people know who we are.

AWISA 2016 was a good exhibition. Many joiners who came onto the stand advised us that “we have been thinking about factory productivity and job scheduling software for some time and are now progressing with their plans”. Most prospective clients were well informed and were specific in their requests for: 1

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Product Showcase AWISA 2016 highlighted how important it is to get in front of people and be accessible. This was the perfect opportunity to showcase Laminex NZ’s commitment to imos our CAD/ CAM software. Here we were able to engage in many positive conversations and found it to be of great value as an exhibitor. We look forward now to catching up with a number of those who registered interest at our stand, as well as further involvement at AWISA in future. Percival Afeaki IT Bureau Manager

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cloud Software - to enable site staff and management to use smart phones and tablets to access Empower Software from anywhere and any time links to Quickbooks, MYOB and Xero for seamlessly integrated software link to their joinery design software their software Implementation to be carried out on site and by our industry experienced joiners The complete software package including; Labour, Job Scheduling, Quoting, Materials, Stock and CRM

In addition to sales of software to Australian and NZ joiners it was a welcomed bonus whilst at AWISA this year to sell software to a large and progressive joiner in the export market and to a large and growing VIC based engineering firm. Sean O’Sullivan Empower Marketing NZ Ltd

Busiest Yet Before AWISA 2016 kicked off we knew it was going to be different from previous years. There was so much interest and new customers signed up before the show even started. From the minute the doors opened at AWISA to the minute they closed on Saturday we were very busy. Call us to see first-hand why so many companies are choosing Microvellum. Tim Veale Microvellum, Inc.

Kiwis Plentiful Reflecting on this year’s AWISA show in Melbourne … The Planit Stand had a record number of representatives this year with 28 staff/resellers in attendance. Three of us from here in New Zealand. At the pre-show meeting, and realising the number of staff present, I expected the stand might get a little crowded. That wasn’t the case since the stand had a new layout. An upstairs area, complete with barista and coffee machine, adding another 50 square meters of space made all the difference. The New Zealanders owned the show on Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday. The turnout was outstanding – certainly busier on the Planit Stand than previous shows. Our NZ sales were down a little on previous years but we’ve more than made up for that with some post show orders. Since returning, I’ve only managed a couple of weeks at home in 6 weeks and I’m still on the road following up quality leads picked up at the show. The numbers split between existing customers who want to further develop their system/level of automation and prospective customers looking to find out more about what Cabinet Vision software can do for their business. Catching up with many while on the road, I’ve been surprised as to how many people saw us on the stand and still missed the opportunity to catch up because we were busy talking to others. One of the biggest drawcards this year was the Elaser software and laser measurement that allows site measures to be bought easily back to the factory by way of a DXF or by creating the scene directly in a Cabinet Vision job. Stay tuned to a future Joiners Mag for more info …

Jacks talking Brandt, from left to right; Ross McCulloch, Jacks Service Technician; Mark Stevens, Christchurch Sales; (Back to camera) Craig Duncan; (In rear) Vernon Bruce, Christchurch Sales; Simon Hornby, Jacks Sales Manager; Hannah Duncan - Craig and Hannah are from Temuka, South Canterbury.

a model for any shop Part of the impressive Homag stand, Brandt edgebanders were a popular visiting spot for Kiwis at AWISA. From the entry level 1110 through to the flexibility and control of the 1650FC, the machines on display featured the key features that have made Brandt such as successful brand in NZ: quality components, flexibility of specification, interchangeable glue pots, the latest processing technologies and a model to suit any joinery shop. Particularly popular with Kiwi visitors was the 1200 series. Both models on display featured corner rounding and the new easyTouch control, a clearly arranged 7" graphic display with simple touch screen operation. All the AWISA Brandt models on display featured variations of pneumatic or servo control from the touchpad – but only where such control adds value. Brandt remain focused on providing practical rather than over-engineered solutions – one of the reasons the Brandt 1200 series machines remain the cornerstone of many NZ workshops. With plenty of interest in air-activated laser tape technology, the Brandt and HomagairTec units attracted plenty of attention.With airTec fitted on two of the Brandts on display – the 1230AT and a 1440AT – and a Jacks technician on hand for demonstrations, there was an opportunity see what an excellent finish airTec delivers. For those looking for midlevel production of high-gloss panels with zero-joints then the 1200 series offers a fast warm up time (just two minutes!) and an excellent entry level price, while the 1400 series Brandt edgebander offers faster feed speeds and more automation. There are more Brandts in NZ with this technology than from any other manufacturer, and there are even more on the way – particularly of the large 1650AT model – as a result of a busy Brandt stand at AWISA. Brandt is sold and serviced in NZ by W & R Jack.

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From the left: Michael Hawkins Managing Director Blum NZ Ltd with Carl Arnold, Greg Arnold, Jess Lewis and Viran Ranchhod from Kitchen Mania in Auckland

Airtight Solution General Manager Stig Brixen (third from right) under the Airtight Tree with the AWISA team. NZ General Manager Brett Borthwick is third from left.

Crowds get to grips with handle-less trend The crowds were out in force at AWISA 2016, with many attendees drawn towards the Blum stand. Following global kitchen trends, attention was focused on Blum’s latest innovations in handle-less furniture. Blum showcased its 1,3,4 Infinity promotion, which offers a handleless solution for any door, drawer or lift system. With handle-less design trending strongly, Blum can offer three applications and four different motion technologies. This provides kitchen designers and manufacturers with infinite possibilities for handle-less furniture.

Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine chats with Hafele NZ boss Michael Ferrugia on the balcony of the Hafele stand.

Also on display was Blum’s latest product line for drawer systems. Tip-On Blumotion is a cost-effective mechanical support system, available in Legrabox and Movento. Complementing this were Tip-On for doors and the new HK-XS with Tip-On lift system. Completing the Blum handle-free lineup at AWISA 2016 were Servo-Drive solutions for Blumotion draws and lift systems. Feedback from the marketplace is clear. Consumers love the clean lines and fussfree approach of handle-less furniture.

Peter Hay and wife Debra in front of a Biesse CNC and Biesse Winstore panel handling system similar to the one currently being installed at their Auckland manufacturing plant.

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Next year’s show is already in the diary. We’ll see you there!

The various applications of Blum movements and handle-less designs offer infinite possibilities for kitchen design.

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Local design and manufacturing integral to Hideaway Bins products It all starts with design. Hideaway® Bins focus on innovation to meet ever changing market needs is why we have been market leaders in waste solutions since 2006. More recently, Hideaway Bins was first to market with our top mounted Hideaway laundry hamper in 2013, and then again in 2015 with the base mount laundry hamper. Our in-house product development team includes a full time product design engineer, who is focussed on constantly improving our existing designs, and pioneering new solutions. By using 3D CAD and rapid prototyping, we are quickly able to develop, test and evaluate design concepts. Many ideas start from an ongoing collaboration with end-users and with the trade. Putting the homeowner at the centre of our process has driven our design philosophy to make sure we always make buckets easy to access and use. Hence the reason why all of our runner systems over extend, to make accessing buckets easy. Mounting our bins at bench height allows easy disposal of waste without having to bend low inside cupboards. And the Hideaway Deluxe and Soft Close ranges feature integrated friction fitted lids, that reduce odours and keep hands free during use. Our collaboration extends to designers and joinery manufacturers. We use opportunities like the recent AWISA trade show to engage directly with trade customers, inviting feedback and ideas for future improvements. We also recognise the unique requirements of the NZ market. Our top mount designs

On the left Hideaway Bins principals Alan and Jamie Bertelson chat with newly appointed Sales Manager Jesse Staines while company rep Steve Woodall handles an early enquiry on the first morning of AWISA.

give the flexibility around cabinet sizes that our market requires, while also suiting our construction methods. We also know the market expectations for product quality are higher in New Zealand than anywhere else in the world. Hideaway works closely with New Zealand’s leading contract manufacturers for our sheet metal components, powdercoating, and moulding of plastic buckets. Once all Hideaway Bin components are ready for assembly, our technicians assemble the bins at our facility in Silverdale, Auckland. This assembly process allows for all parts to be hand checked to ensure the highest quality end product.

With an industry leading design and manufacturing process, the team at Hideaway Bins continue to produce creative solutions for both residential and commercial storage, waste and recycling requirements. For more information, visit or phone (09) 426-7456

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On the Felder stand, from left: Simon Hornby, Sales Manager and Adam Pantell, Showroom Sales Auckland from W & R Jacks with Josef Junker, Area Sales Manager for the Felder Group.

Felder range on view The busy Felder Group stand at AWISA had a good selection of their latest and most popular technology. Latest and greatest Getting the most attention was the Format-4 profit H50 – a 5-axis CNC machine representing Felder Group’s premium range of Format-4 machines. With interest levels in solid timber processing high and an impressive demo from Felder’s CNC on-hand expert, it is no wonder that there’s already considerable interest in a similar machine now on Jacks’ Auckland showroom floor. [A demo day at Jacks is planned for Spring – get in touch for more details] The other CNC on the Felder stand was the profit HO8, now available with a pusher and outfeed table. The efficiencies offered by a pusher, combined with the quality from this Austrian-made CNC was certainly a drawcard for the hundreds of Kiws at the show. A smooth operator No, not Adam, Jacks’ youngest salesman, although he did spend time fending off advances from the Aussie Sheilas, what with his good looks and the facts at his fingertips. Instead it was Felder’s range of sliding table saws giving the smoothest performance. Of the many visitors to the Felder stand, few could resist testing the precision glide of the renowned ‘X-Roll’ table system. With no single point of contact between

the bearings and the guiding track then there’s no point-load – and no opportunity for any groove to wear into the guide track. Coming as standard on Felder and Format-4 saws, spindle moulders and combination machines the X-Roll table remains a highlight of Felder’s product range. Softly softly Another highlight was Felder’s legendary silentPower cutter block, on display on thicknessers, surface planers and combi machines. There was a stunning high-res video showing the cutterblock in super slow-motion, and examples of just how small the chips coming off the machine are. SilentPower blocks give a proven noise reduction of at least 50% over a traditional block, combined with an unbeatable finish – and represent the performance and value Felder ‘s renowned innovation offers. Small but perfectly formed Also admired was Felder ’s smaller edgebanders. The G320 is a through-feed with the features and quality usually only available on larger machines. With a very compact footprint it offers an excellent finish, and is already well-respected around New Zealand. Judging on the feedback from AWISA then the G320 is set to expand Felder’s already impressive reputation. The Felder range of machinery is sold in NZ by W&R Jacks.

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Since founding in 1952 SCM has embarked on a growth programme that has included technological developments and astute acquisitions.

SCM purchase brings huge resources to local market With a 500 million Euro plus turnover SCM is Italy’s largest manufacturer of woodworking machinery. The latest of its 20 branches around the globe, SCM Group Australia, came about with the recent purchase of Gabbett Machinery, which was announced at the opening of AWISA in July. At the show JOINERS Magazine sought comment from some of those close to the events. Mr Andrea Aureli CEO of SCM and a third generation member of the Aureli family which cofounded and has run the company since 1952 said that it is one in a series of significant investments, which will continue over the next three years, which he hopes will take the company into new geographical areas to control foreign sales networks as well as technological areas aimed at expanding and extending the company product offering “Following similar investments in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and the West Coast of America, incorporating the long established Australian distributor and service operator Gabbett Machinery has added a further building block to our planned acquisition of increasingly large shares of the world secondary wood processing market (worth about 3.5 billion euro) of which we currently have 10-25%” said Mr Aureli.

Lee Gabbett, new Managing Director of SCM Group Australia, and son of Gabbett Machinery founder Barry Gabbett described the new order as a rationalisation of the 30 year relationship between SCM and Gabbett Machinery in Australia. “It will be business as usual in terms of continuity of staff and service, with the bonus for our customers of the greater weight of SCM behind us in terms of resources regarding machine availability, training and spare parts. We now have direct access to one of the most important woodworking machinery manufacturers in the world, and the woodworking, as well as plastics, glass and stone industries will all benefit from having access to their entire range of machinery.” New Zealands SCM agent John Fleet of Machines R Us said the announcement at the show was a highlight for him and his company.

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“SCM group is Italy’s number one machinery manufacturer in the woodworking sector in terms of turnover and machines produced annually and this move brings huge resources to the Australian market. “It means improvements for us in New Zealand in terms of stock and parts availability in this part of the world and improved training for our technicians and sales support staff who will now be able to attend scheduled training session with Italian staff on a regular basis in Australia as opposed to having to travel to Italy. Since becoming NZ’s sole distributor for the SCM group in 2014, we have experienced rapid growth and increased market share and to now have our Italian partner right next door really sets the stage for the next few years”. 

John Fleet Managing Director of Machines R Us who are the New Zealand agents for SCM is pleased with the news of SCM’s closer involvement in this part of the world as it will bring greater resources into the region.


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Biesse displays extent of range AWISA is the complete show for manufacturer’s, designers and crafts for the built environment. It has become so much more than a wood show and on the occasion of AWISA 2016, Biesse delivered a complete range of solutions for every conceivable manufacturing need. Let’s take a quick tour of Biesse’s highlights in Melbourne to see the latest innovations Biesse has to offer. Our tour kicks off with Biesse’s top selling edge bander. The Akron 1440 is equipped with an auto set device to ensure the premilling units are centred on the panel, no matter what thickness is being used. The award-winning AIRFORCE technology ensures that a zero glue line is available on the Akron and other edge banders offered by Biesse. The working units can be equipped with stepper motors for automatic changeovers with a positioning accuracy of 0.01mm, further reducing the changeover time by 75%. The Stream B1 edge bander is designed for high output of straight and soft formed edges. The machine allows the manufacturer to accept the largest possible number of orders and can be operated over three shifts; seven days a week. Used by some of the biggest companies in the world, the Stream offers a wide range of units to guarantee an excellent finish to whatever type and size material is being processed. The Stream B1 can be packed full of innovative technology including the patented Q-system chuck with real-time profile change. Premelters for both EVA and PUR glue make this machine extremely practical and versatile.

Before the day - Biesse Australia boss Luke Tenagilio and Italian Wood Division Director Frederico Broccoli (center) flanked by Biesse staff from Australia and Italy, for a team shot at the opening of their stand on the first morning of AWISA.

CNC processing centres offer high productivity for single-part processing. At the top end of technology is the Rover B Edge with 5 axes to shape and edge band panels on the same machine. Depending on your needs, the Rover B can be configured with two Y-axes capable of processing two panels at the same time and to change the tool on one router head while the other is machining components, greatly increasing the productivity of the machine. Biesse’s EPS (Electronic Positioning System) of the pod and rails can even pull multiple components apart after being cut from the one panel and then edge band all pieces. The software creates easily and automatically all the information for the edgebanding process, making the programming of even complex shapes literally “one click per side of the panel”, it’s simply brilliant. A technology that’s really taking off is vertical panel processing and Biesse had this covered in Melbourne. The Brema EKO 902 vertical CNC machining centre is ideal to support nested manufacturing or as a stand-alone machine. The benefits go beyond the small footprint and include processing of different thicknesses

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of panels with zero setup time; ergonomic operation (no leaning) and clean panels (no dust on the panel after processing). It’s also possible to insert hardware with this machine including dowels or hinges. Another vertical processing machine is the Brema Vektor 15 shown for the first time in Australia at AWISA, with up to 10-position revolving tool changer giving a chip to chip changeover of an amazing two seconds. Vertical CNC processing is effectively used with nesting machines to divide the routing and drilling operations and speed up production or to process parts directly from Beam Saw production. Biesse is delighted to announce they won the Gold Star Award 2016 for the Viet Opera R (robot) sanding machine, which was displayed for the first time in Australia. The designer, Ettore Vichi demonstrated how the machine automates the artisan skills of finish sanding. This revolutionary robotic sander gives you the freedom of following the grain of the wood, sand the frame and inside of undercoated shaker doors, finish the inside of profiles

and raised panels. A 3D scanner acquires the information about the panel, and smart software drives a 3 axis robot using traditional sanding tools. The Viet Opera R has an 8 position automatic tool changer, giving precision and flexibility that has never been seen before on any sanding machine. Today Viet Opera R is the only technology of this kind that can perform sanding of non-flat panels automatically and with the highest quality results. It can stand alone or be placed in a production line and is capable of 1,000 parts in an 8-hour shift. And tying all of these machines together is the bSuite of software programs. Massimo Mina, Brand Sales Manager for Oceania says “Being easy is difficult” but Biesse have found a way to simplify not only their wide range of machines, but also the software to drive it. Drawings can be imported or components (being windows, doors, furniture, chairs, kitchen doors etc) drawn within seconds. Products can be designed parametrically so one door program could be enough (continued overpage)

The Rover A makes it easy to process complex pieces whilst ensuring quality, precision and long term reliability. The Rover A is a 3, 4 or 5 axis working centre, KV ECP DG EQPÆ’IWTGF VQ UWKV UOCNN CPF NCTIG LQKPGTKGU *KIJ VGEJ DGEQOGU accessible and intuitive using the bSolid 3D cad cam software. Planning KU CEJKGXGF KP LWUV C HGY ENKEMU A perfect combination of Biesse innovation and Italian genius.

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Biesse displays extent of range (continued) to produce dozens of different door heights and widths. Imagine being able to simulate the production so you know it’s going to work before you send the program to the machine? With bSuite, high-tech becomes accessible for everyone. Also fully working in Biesse’s 1,200 square metre display was the Winstore K3 optimised panel management (warehouse) system. Biesse now have dozens of these systems working in Australia with the main benefits being a guaranteed continuity of production with reduced time and costs. And to round off the Biesse Group presentation in Melbourne was the Intermac Master 33 CT, this is 3+2axes work centre for stone. Intermac’s biggest selling stone processing machine in Australia, the Master 33 CT was designed to eliminate static and dynamic torque to improve stability and accuracy. Furthermore, the concept of the Master 33 CT is to provide a very lean means of being able to fabricate stone benchtops. The 14 +14 dual station rotating tool carousels can even be loaded while the machine is working. The Donatoni JET 625 bridge saw is a new product for Intermac. The 5-axes bridge saw is capable of cutting any stone or similar product into any shape. The intelligent management system allows the optimising of several pieces from the same slab for quality and minimises waste. It is truly a set and forget solution requiring very little labour. And finally, the Rover Plast J for processing expanded and compact plastic materials, composites and cardboards. In 2016; a year of records for Biesse, a net World-wide sales increase of 22% has been achieved. At AWISA in Melbourne, $9.5 million of orders were taken, confirming Biesse as a leading supplier of woodworking machines in Australia. Biesse’s success lies in the group’s ability to offer technically advanced, flexible solutions for a wide range of customers; little wonder that customer loyalty sits at over 90%. 2016 could be the best AWISA ever and the range and depth of Biesse, Intermac and Diamut products on display was one of the most complete and innovative displays ever presented. 

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Hettich Red dot award winner shown at AWISA New products and innovations from Hettich are set to change the standard of New Zealand and Australian homes, after yet another successful AWISA 2016 in Melbourne! “The 2016 AWISA exhibition provided Hettich with the opportunity to present a large array of new products with a particular focus on drawers, hinges and sliding and folding segments. Visitor numbers exceeded our expectations, with many interested in our extensive drawer and hinge system offering. The launch of the new InnoTech Atira drawer system was well received and created a lot of interest with visitors with its striking design and clean contours”, says Managing Director of Hettich NZ, Mike Cross. Undoubtedly the highlights of AWISA for Hettich was the unveiling of two recently awarded IF Product Design for 2016. AvanTech premium drawer system and the Sensys Shallow Cup door hinge. The stand was designed to allow visitors to view, and experience, the full range of Hettich products, before the final reveal of the HettichArtCube at the end of their journey. Both products impressing visitors the AvanTech drawer system high quality 13mm aluminium drawer side profiles sleek design, running on the new Actro 5D runner the hidden secret for the drawers performance. The new Sensys thin door hinge with its extremely shallow cup of 7.8mm provides maximum design flexibility in making a mark of distinction. For the first time, Hettich had a dedicated area for providing an overview of Hettich’s comprehensive eServices package. Visitors

Mike Cross Managing Director of Hettich NZ reported visitor numbers were up and interest in the Hettich stand strong, with speial interest in the AvanTech premium drawer system.

enjoyed the interactive session with Hettich’s IT Specialist, demonstrating the advantages and benefits their business. “Visitors were able to immerse themselves in the Hettich world of products, through a variety of Trend and Technical exhibits on the stand, at the bi-annually exhibition. Experiencing how Hettich products could work to make living spaces work beautifully. We couldn’t be happier with the success of the AWISA exhibition in Melbourne and look forward to Sydney in 2018,” says Mike. 

On the cutting edge: Drawer system InnoTech Atira The InnoTech Atira drawer system impresses the moment you set eyes on it, with clean, sharp lines, attractive colour options and with diverse side elements it will ďŹ t seamlessly into the home. The system offers a huge variety of storage and organisation options, including cutlery and utensil trays, pot and pan dividers, internal drawers for pantries and pull out systems for waste, recycling and laundries. InnoTech Atira even has under sink drawer options, perfect for bathroom vanities or for underneath kitchen sinks. For more information contact the Hettich team today. 0800 HETTICH JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 43

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Microvellum improves liaison with architectural clients Much of laboratory specialist Novalab’s work involves liaison with and interpretation of architectural drawings and specifications, prior to production. The company recently introduced Microvellum software to its design and product mix and has found it the ideal program in dealing with unique and complex work. The company’s main designer and computer operator Peter Chudzik along with owner Gordon Harkness selected Microvellum a little over a year ago as a program to connect clients architectural drawings and specs to their own design and production process. Previously experienced in using various cad programs Peter researched online and various software forums and blogs prior to purchase before selecting Microvellum as the best fit for their work. With his software experience Peter has found Microvellum relatively easy to use. Anyone who has reasonable computer literacy ‘will get it quickly’ says Peter. He finds it can do way more than the average cadding program. “It is particularly good in that we are able to take architectural drawings and sketches and construct production plans which we return to the architect for approval. Often changes are required here and the

but it has effectively moved the whole process into the office meaning our machine operators require less IT skills and my workforce is much more flexible as opposed to when we were programming at the machine.”

parametric nature of Microvellum makes these changes very easy to handle prior to sending to production. Further adjustments are often required on site and again changes are made simple by the parametric nature of the software making installation easier and quicker,” says Peter. Gordon Harkness agrees that the ‘screen to machine’ aspect is one of the big improvement for the company. “Connecting the shop drawing process with the production process has been a huge benefit not only has it taken out time consuming duplication

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With clients including large organisations such as universities and hospitals, jobs can be big, often requiring the fabrication of large quantities of cabinets and tops using expensive specialist materials, so tracking progress and minimising waste is very important. “Microvellum tracks the entire job very well and easily shows us what has been done and how it was done - information I previously had to keep in my head,” says Peter. “Also much of our work involves using specialist composite sheets to meet the required laboratory standards, it is expensive so

minimising waste is very important and the combination of using a beamsaw with the Microvellum optimisation package has reduced our waste considerably. “Our work is a little different than most and setting up our library and aligning to our production systems did require some help and the personal and online assistance from Microvellum has been good. They continue until any issue is dealt with, sometimes extending to several hours via TeamViewer organising things they way we want. “A year on the program is showing real benefits, and has proved a very good purchase for us”, says Gordon. “I would recommend the program to anyone doing similar custom work.” 

Post forming machinery NZ company making NZ product For those manufacturing laminated benchtop surfaces getting the best laminated edge possible is vital for the final look. Proform CNC Ltd based in Upper Hutt out of Wellington have built a reputation for producing reliable, quality post forming machines that have been sold all over New Zealand. Of particular note is their RS42 model first produced in 2011, whose versatility is well known. With its maximum 4200mm benchtop length capacity it can handle virtually all jobs. The machine is controlled by an electronic PLC with a full colour touch screen. This means the machine can perform all the forming cycles in automatic mode freeing the operator to complete other tasks such as getting the next panel ready. The automatic menu is a real feature of RS42: from

any of the 25 saved programmes that can be run in auto mode the operator can also customise any one of them to suit a particular roll profile by changing the 10 variable start/stop positions and then save it for future use. The machine can also be run in a manual over ride mode allowing the operator to run each step of any sequence independently. The RS42 has a gentle forming motion with the heated forming bar facilitating a post form of suitable laminates around a minium 3mm with 90 to 180 degree, D rolls and post formed doors. This gentle forming motion is also ideal when post forming end rolls and more difficult laminates. The machine is capable of using both PVAC and UF resin glues. A single sided configuration makes for a space saving plus in the modern factory

Steve Fifield (centre facing) from Proform CNC is a regular exhibitor at AWISA, this year getting strong enquiries regarding his RS42

environment. The RS42 offers the laminate benchtop manufacturer the best option at a good price from a company well known for its reliable back up service. For more information contact Steve Fifield at Proform Ph. 04 526 8589 E.

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The future of cutting - Saw-store combinations Saw-store combinations represent the future of cutting. This is because they promise high savings potential and an increase in manufacturing speed of up to 40 per cent. Other important factors include better structured processes coupled with a clear overview, lower production costs and improved ergonomics. Customers all over the world already rely on saw-store combinations from HOLZMA and HOMAG Automation. When do they pay off? What solutions are there and how does the customer benefit from them? The specialists from HOLZMA and HOMAG Automation do not simply give standard answers to these questions, but discuss each case personally with the customer. One thing is certain: small and medium-sized enterprises are now also boosting their profitability and competitiveness by using saw-store combinations. This begins with the evaluation and commissioning: in choosing HOLZMA and HOMAG Automation, customers get everything from a single source.

The sister companies from the HOMAG Group develop the automation solutions together, thus leveraging their accumulated expertise as system suppliers. Another convincing factor is the closely woven sales and support network of the HOMAG Group: no matter where in the world, technicians or spare parts are always at the customer's site quickly. It's survival of the fastest Speed and flexibility are of the essence in the craft sector. The companies have to complete orders more and more quickly, while mastering the challenges of increasing material diversity and smaller batch sizes. The trend is towards the single panel; it must be found quickly, assigned, transported with care to the saw and processed. These tasks can no longer be economically mastered by hand, the more so as it is becoming more difficult to find skilled joiners and carpenters for the work. That is why there is a growing demand for solutions that allow production to be planned and controlled more easily.

The software fuels the machine The strength of saw-store combinations from the HOMAG Group lies in the smooth flow of work and material. This is achieved by precisely coordinated software solutions: starting with design using CAD/CAM systems from HOMAG eSOLUTION, continuing with HOLZMA's optimization program Cut Rite and machine control system CADmatic and concluding with stock control software from HOMAG Automation. In

addition, there are innovative technology packages, for example for automatic advance panel picking, for gentle transport and for seamless parts identification. If everything is perfectly coordinated, manufacturing speed can be increased by up to 40 per cent. Current results obtained in practice verify this. In this regard, the software fuels the machine. 

Horizontal Storage System TLF 211 HOMAG Automation's horizontal storage systems are at the beginning of each process chain. They store newly arrived material and distribute it to the linked operating machines. The successor of the TLF 210 is, starting with the smallest screw, up to the suction traverse ST61, a completely new developed storage system. Whatever the customer opts for, whether a panel spectrum as large as possible, high speed, or full equipment: The TLF 211 optimizes transport routes and measurably reduces material and time consumption. Standard interfaces interlink the

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As a reliable solution for buffering, decoupling, and sorting, robots enhance production performance and increase yield.

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At this year’s Awisa exhibition in Melbourne, Homag Australia showcased a high volume automated edgebanding cell coupled with a robotic sorting cell. This was an exclusive premiere in Australasia. As reliable solution for buffering, decoupling, and sorting, robots enhance production performance and increase yield.

a challenge to larger companies. They aim to manufacture furniture adapted to individual customer requirements but on an industrial scale and preferably, at a similar cost to series production. Consequently, "Industry 4.0" or “networked production” has become a hot topic in the woodworking industry.

Industry 4.0 Looking into the future, it is clear that the level of networking will continue to grow until the Industry 4.0 vision is achieved. In modern furniture production there is an increasing trend towards individual living spaces. Therefore, furniture manufacturers need to focus more heavily on individual home requirements of end customers.

Automation through robotics In a networked production cycle, robotics play a major role. Robotic solutions from Homag Automation ensure product quality and improve workplace conditions.

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Whether the handling combined with sanding, sawing, edge processing, drilling, milling, assembling, packaging, or collating – robots are all-rounders in batch size 1, small series or serial production. Innovative feeding and stacking systems, or pick and place applications provide for high capacity on maximal repeating accuracy and an exceptional level of precision. CNC processing cells with robot automation Maximum productivity, highest availability and optimum flexibility – robots are smart

solutions. Industrial robots can demonstrate their strengths to the fullest extent with automated CNC processing cells: Be it the individual configuration of cells with different infeed and discharge setups, at turning and alignment stations or in parts monitoring. The cell control system enables easy operation in series production or batch size 1 production. A scanner in the robot traverse identifies the components by their barcode label, allowing the stack to be created in a random sequence. The use of robots also reduces the workload of personnel. Operators have the time they need to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the surrounding area and take on additional tasks. HOMAG Automation offers extensive expertise and support with simulation tools for cell planning and configuration. This ensures compliance of projected cells with their intended function in real operation. 

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Felder suits solid timber joiner Having spent a lot of time travelling with a snowboard through Europe and the US it was almost inevitable Gavin Player would visit Queenstown. And Queenstown was where he finally settled, back in 2008. With a background in engineering – welding and fabrication – as well as having completed a joinery apprenticeship in the UK, last year he made the decision to step out on his own. With the proceeds from their self-renovated villa in Queenstown, Gavin and his family moved 45 minutes down the road to Cromwell where he set himself up with some land, a house and a suite of new machinery for his workshop. With his target market being the mid to highend of solid timber joinery, including doors, windows, stairs etc, Gavin knew he needed machinery capable of consistent quality and accuracy. With his UK experience of a variety of brands, he contacted Jacks to talk about the Felder machines that might suit him. “I’ve always appreciated the innovation that comes with German and Austrian machinery” Gavin explains. “Rather than tweak features on a core model that remains the same for years, they tend to take a fresh look at a machine, and refine it into something simple, yet state-of-the-art.” Gavin also had experience with the enduring quality of Felder’s machines. “My father (a builder/joiner in the UK) had an old saw-spindle for many years, and so I was familiar with the reliability Felder machines offer.” Gavin was starting from nothing, so spent some time comparing his needs, his wants, and his budget. “I didn’t want to skimp with quality or features, and then find I needed to upgrade machines within a year or two” he explains. “But I had to work within a modest set-up budget. So while I hadn’t planned on getting a 630mm wide thicknesser, the D963 was in stock and had the features I wanted, so figured that I might as well get the best machine I could afford and avoid paying more later.” Gavin also invested in an A941 surface planer, an F900M spindle moulder with powerfeed, a K540S panel saw, a Hammer N4400 bandsaw, and an G320 edgebander with glue-pot, all from Felder Group. Other new machines in his workshop include a single-end tenoner, edge-sander, and – in the corner of his well-organised workshop – a Micronair EC4 extraction system. Rounding out his workshop were a few 2nd hand purchases including an old ripsaw and stroke sander. When selecting his new machines, Gavin anticipated what features would best suit his solid timber joinery. “I chose the K540S saw because it could take a 400mm blade” he says. “I need that depth of cut for the window joinery JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 52

Gavin Player surrounded by Felder machinery in his Cromwell workshop.

I produce.” The large blade and powerful motor was also proving valuable for the current work in the workshop – building a couple of large wooden trusses. The saw is well matched by the large capacity D963 thicknesser, and AD941 surface planer, both equipped with Felder’s renowned SilentPOWER cutterblock. “The spiral block is great” says Gavin. “With the tungsten tips I can work on anything – even stuff that’s been glued up and laminated. I’m yet to turn any knives yet, whereas with an HSS block I’d have dulled the blades long ago.” As well as giving an excellent finish, Gavin echoes the comments of almost all Silent-POWER cutterblock owners: “It’s so quiet!” he says. “A couple of times I’ve switched off the extractor for a break, and only then realised that the thicknesser is still running.” While quiet machinery is usually a blessing rather than a hazard, safety has been an important consideration for Gavin. “All the Felder gear is well guarded, well labelled and comes with clear documentation” he says. Gavin also makes the point that a tidy, welllaid out workshop with clearly well-looked after machinery goes a long way to convincing any WorkSafe inspector that safety is treated seriously. Even his ancient Wadkin ripsaw has had an overhead guard retro-fitted. Moving to his F900M spindle moulder Gavin is clearly impressed. “It’s an amazing machine. Easily the best I’ve ever used” he says. “The automation on the rise and fall is so useful for repeat jobs or a re-do. Knowing it will go back to exactly the same spot every time is important. The thicknesser has the same feature (power rise and fall with a digital display) and it’s such a time saver.” Despite only being out on his own for a few months Gavin is already busy, despite not advertising or approaching known contacts

out of respect for his previous employer. “The Central Otago region is buzzing” he says, “and there’s good work to be had, particularly if you’re flexible.” It was this flexibility that lead him to buy an edgebander. “While solid timber joinery is where I’m focused, I’d be foolish to limit myself to only wood. Plenty of jobs require panel too, so I knew I’d need a flexible machine that would fit into a small footprint.” Previous experience led Gavin to seek out a machine that had a gluepot and scrapers. “There’s usually a bit of hand-finishing work with any edgebander but I know with scrapers then it’s minimised. It’s fast to set up, easy to use and adjust, and it does a good job, and that’s all I need for the amount of edging I do.” Gavin’s other machines are all performing as he expected. He makes positive comments about the capacity of the bandsaw (“being able to take a 25mm blade was key”); the simplicity and safety features of the Holytek tenoner; and the efficiency of the Micronair extractor (“I keep having to empty it!”). But it’s clear that machinery is no longer the focus for Gavin now – he has his machines and they’re performing as required. So he’s getting on with developing his business. Gavin’s latest job is indicative of the type of work available. “I’ve recently finished a set of entrance gates for a large property near Queenstown. I was contracted to repair them but soon found there was only one piece of wood I could re-use – the rest was rotten. A quick fix soon turned into a complete rebuild” – a substantial amount of work that may lead to more once the renovations inside this property start taking place. With the combination of his craftsmanship and a workshop of quality machinery, Gavin Player is well placed to benefit from Central Otago’s thriving construction market. 


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Don’t be boxed in by your cabinet software! Is your software now inhibiting your business growth? Does your software allow you the potential to expand? Virtually everything that gets made in our industry has to be designed and we all recognise this detailing can be both time consuming and expensive. It begs the question “Has the design process really kept pace with the hardware now at our disposal?”

At a recent conference I had an interesting conversation with the Quantum Team from Megabits on this subject. I found their comments thought provoking. Bill Vincent and Brendan Balemi of Megabits are passionate about helping joinery businesses around New Zealand live up to their potential. “We are seeing businesses that have hit a brick wall with what they are able to do with the software they have,” says Bill. “We encourage them to stop and

take a moment to question if the software they are using is helping them get where they want to be or if it is holding them back.” What is the true cost of the design process to your business? Many joiners use two or three pieces of software to produce their designs. Bill says using multiple software is expensive and some are inefficient at drawing. “Many people learn a certain software and then stick with it for years because it is what they know, this is human

nature. Changing software could potentially take out a whole stage of the process, which would gain efficiencies, speed the process up and save costs,” he says. Bill reiterates that people need to be honest about the time they are spending on design and production and what it is costing them. “Do they really know the cost of design? Do they know if their process is efficient? Could they improve this? These are the questions we are helping businesses to ask,” he says.

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Is your old software inhibiting your business growth? Bill illustrates by comparing the old Motorola “brick” phone to a modern smartphone. “Yes, it will cost you to upgrade, and you’ll have to learn a few things about how to use it and get the most out of it – but would you really still be using the brick to run your business when the smartphone is available?” he says. Many companies start with software that meets their immediate design needs, however as the business grows and evolves they can end up going in a different direction. For example, the business starts off creating simple square kitchen cabinets and so the appropriate software is purchased and learnt. However as the business grows so too does the need to create more complicated shapes, faster, and they are finding they can’t grow the business because the software won’t let them. Many companies also branch out into new markets that require more freeform design.

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The Quantum team have found clients that have embraced the software have developed new business ideas based on its capabilities, such is the ease and sophistication of the product. If you are ready to embrace change and upgrade, maybe it is time you called Bill and Brendan at Megabits to find out if Quantum is right for your business.

The intelligent software combines joinery facility with drawings, creates bespoke one off complex curves, and the production realism means what you see is what you produce. You can see on the screen that it is or isn’t accurate and make changes accordingly.

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Barriers to Change “Everyone says they are open to change but we find that when it comes down to it most people are reluctant to truly embrace it,” says Bill. Bill and Brendan say there are a number of reasons people can be reluctant to change software but the two they see most often are concerns about the cost and a perceived lack of time. “We think people need the right advice to embrace change, and to be convinced that the cost will benefit the business in the long term,” says Bill. This is why the Quantum team make sure they sit down with clients and find out the details of what they want to do, then tell them how they can do it, what the steps are to get there, what training will be needed and how much they can expect all this to cost. “In New Zealand there are lots of small businesses where there is one guy doing everything, and with business booming people just don’t think they can find the time or energy to change things,” says Brendan. “We all put off doing a job only to find out it wasn’t that bad when we do get around to it, and the benefits far outweigh the time taken,” said Brendan.

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DBJ Furniture leaps ahead good relationships (and advice) make for good business Often it is the relationships that a new owner creates that are the most important thing when making a go of an existing business. This is no more so than for Paul Walkinton the new Managing Director of DBJ Furniture Ltd (formerly known as De Bruin-Judge Furniture) a long established niche market manufacturer of customised cabinetry and furniture based on Auckland’s North Shore. He spoke with Bob Nordgren from JOINERS Magazine about those relationships and what that has meant for him and his business. Paul, who acquired the business some fourteen months ago, came from a background in the banking industry. A challenge? “Yes very much so but one I was keen to take on. I have always wanted to be involved in the creative side of the construction industry and wanted to raise my children up in New Zealand after 16 years overseas.” What particularly was there about this business that made it such a challenge? “I came from a high pressure high activity industry but the rules are the same: people and systems. At the heart of this are strong relationships and customer service – internal as well as external. Using my management experience I could sense an opportunity to grow the business beyond its solid reputation for workmanship and quality. “I have spent most of the first year here establishing these relationships with and getting feedback from staff, key clients, suppliers and industry professionals. Finding out what is important to them all and embarking on a path of continuous improvement and industry leading customer service has been the main focus. I set up a management team to align all the staff with our goals and help with implementing the lean manufacturing program we are embarking on. We have brought in new technology and systems to align ourselves with our client’s needs for accurate timelines and at the same time benefitting from efficiency gains. At DBJ we have a fantastic group of talented artisans and we are big on empowering them to be the best they can be and remove as many barriers to success for them as we can”

Managing Director Paul Walkinton and PPG product in the store.

needed. This came through our local North Shore distributor and paint specialists Wairau Paint Centre. Along with regular visits from PPG specialist Graeme Kirby, Product Training Manager and Jamie Tulloch from Wairau Paint Centre, DBJ was able to get advice and technical help on the full spectre of operations within their in house polish shop. The key point of differentiation for them was a very high level of customer service and interaction and the willingness to help DBJ with the specialised finishes their clients demanded.

The last twelve months has been an interesting experience for Paul. “When I started here there was a somewhat chaotic feel to the whole operation but with the help of key suppliers like PPG and their local distributor Wairau Paint Centre, our path of continuous improvement through lean manufacturing and better use of systems and technology we have been able to concentrate on the things that matter for our clients: the best product, on time, with the best finish at the best price. Just watch this space !”

Systems are where there have been some relationship changes as well. Paul sees customer service as the key just as it was in the banking field. “Being timely, keeping in touch and providing the best finish possible was for me at the centre of what this business offers its clientele. I wanted to lift performance in all these areas” Paul noted that all this change was not something DBJ could do alone – they needed strong solution based relationships with their suppliers . It was at this point that paint supplier PPG Industries came on the scene. Ernie Dumper, Business Development Manager for PPG comments “We were able to offer Paul the technical and service help DBJ

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The Merlin Colour Software package and access to the colour libraries meant the supply and service standards rose markedly over the last six months or so. “DBJ Furniture is known for high end, quality cabinetry” comments Paul “and with PPG as a technical and supply partner we have been able to maintain and indeed expand that reputation. The paint shop operation with the Merlin system and the PPG supplied tinting machine install is now an efficient part of our overall operation with our four full time paint staff kept well and truly busy. We also benefit from the NGR Stain kit with some 190 different stain samples, a great sales tool as well.”

For more information about DBJ Furniture Ltd please contact Paul Walkinton on 09 443 0296 or paul.w@dbj. or visit



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edge technology

corner rounding upgrade Business has been good at Waikato Wardrobes over the last couple of years with sustained growth prompting owner Chris Wenn to recently upgrade his Holz-Her Streamer 1054 edge bander to the 1057 model, the main benefit being that it includes the corner rounding option which eliminates the need for manual handling once the edging is done. “I spoke to Mike French who I purchased the 1054 from and he said he could probably find a buyer for the old one which meant I only had to pay the difference between the two to upgrade. From there the whole purchase and buying decision was relatively quick and easy. Mike was able to ship the model I wanted very quickly and found a buyer who wanted my old one. The 1054 was picked up by the new owner one Friday morning in late July and the new model arrived at 3pm that day. Mike arrived for the install the next morning and we were using it by 11am. The company which specialise in supplying wardrobe systems to a wide range of building company clients purchased the Streamer 1054 at the beginning of 2014. “The 1054 did the job really well,” says Chris, “but as we have got busier over the last couple of years I began to look for ways of improving productivity and the option of removing manual corner rounding from our process looked very appealing.”

“It is pretty much the same machine, with pre milling cutters, a glue application system which provides a near invisible joint line and a very quick change over system for colours or from EVA to PUR options. However it is quicker and if anything leaves a better finish, but the real benefit to us is in including the corner rounding in the edging process. We simply run the board through the machine and after that don’t have to touch it, taking out what was before an extra manual process.

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“Mike French has been very good to deal with, we had developed a pretty good relationship since purchasing the 1054 and I appreciate his service commitment - when you want him he is here, even outside normal business hours if required. “We have only had the machine installed for a few weeks but I can see its economic return already. We need to continually update our processes to keep the business moving forward - and the Holz-Her has been a good choice in assisting in this.

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Sage Doors’ rule of thumb Sage Doors, a family owned business, has partnered with MKT GmbH from Germany to supply Alphatape™ laser edgetape and Laseredge™ doors to the cabinetmaking industry across New Zealand and Australia. As the first company in New Zealand to begin manufacturing doors and panels using laseredge technology, Sage Doors needed to source a laser edgetape before they could begin production. MKT, a German edge tape manufacturer was soon chosen for their high quality product. Europe is known for quality when it comes to the furniture industry, and MKT is no exception. Sage Doors has partnered with MKT to become a leading supplier of Laseredge™ tape / Alphatape™ throughout New Zealand and Australia. Running their own Homag KAL310 airTec edgebander to manufacture doors for cabinetmakers over the country, Sage Doors understands what is involved in achieving a super seamless edge with Laseredge™. Not all edgetapes are the same, and the quality of the edgetape used plays a huge role. Laser edgetape consists of two layers: a ‘hard’ décor layer and a meltable functional layer. The ‘functional layer’ consists of polymers which enable it to melt faster than the outer surface of the edgebanding. When the functional layer is activated/melted and applied to the board, the melted functional layer fuses to the MDF to create a seamless joint.

How it’s manufactured To achieve the highest quality functional layer, MKT’s Alpha Tape Zero PP is co-extruded as opposed to post-coated. Co-extruded = imagine two toothpaste tubes squirting out edgetape material, one on top of the other, onto the extrusion line. The décor layer comes through the top hole and the functional layer through the bottom as the edgetape is being made. Post-coated = regular ABS edgetape is manufactured, after which a heat activated glue/functional layer is applied to the back, in a similar fashion to a preglued edgetape. Alphatape™ is manufactured in jumbo rolls 405mm wide to ensure the functional and décor layers are a consistent thickness, colour and finish, while eliminating variation caused by a change of tooling and extrusions for different widths. The wide rolls of edgetape are then sliced into required widths (we stock a range of 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40mm & 63mm).

Alphatape™ features a very hard functional layer (back layer), which helps ensure a seamless edge. A soft functional layer catches dirt and looks like a glue line over time, defeating the purpose of using laser edge technology.

Colour and finish matching MKT’s Alphatape™ is tailor-made to match the board on which it is applied. With laser edgetape, two colour matches are required – the colour of the décor layer and the functional layer. It’s important these colours are very precise to create an invisible, seamless joint. One huge advantage MKT has in their precise colour matching lies in their sister company – Printec GmbH, who manufactures and supplies a wide spectrum of plastic dyes and inks to many market sectors.

Rule of Thumb! To test the hardness of the functional layer, check whether you can mark the functional layer with your thumbnail. You should not be able to make any visible mark at all on the back of the functional layer.

MKT puts quality first; during the manufacturing process, the edgetape regularly undergoes manual and electronic inspections of various characteristics, including the colour and/or printed image to ensure a high quality material.

Unlike other laser edgebandings, MKT AlphaTape Zero can fully weld to itself at the joint in the corners.

Sage Doors stocks a range of colours and finishes, from velvet and textured woodgrain to Extreme Gloss™ to Extreme Matte™. The Excellent Gloss™ finish features an exceptional high gloss level, like that of an acrylic gloss material. (Most high gloss edgetapes are dull compared to the board they are applied to).

What makes Alphatape™ different than other laser edgetapes on the market?

Why Polypropylene (PP) instead of PVC or ABS? Hot-air and other laser edgebanding techology uses extreme heat to melt the functional layer on the back of the tape. MKT’s Alpha Tape Zero PP (Polypropylene) edgetape is the ideal material for this hot-air technique as it doesn’t shrink during cooling like other plastics, ensuring a seamless edge with no shrinkage step in the join. Polypropylene is also much more environmentally friendly compared to other plastics.

Sage Doors supplies Laseredge™ doors to cabinetmakers all over New Zealand. They also supply Alphatape™ to cabinetmakers who own laser edgebanders. If you have a laser edgebander and would like a free sample of MKT’s Alpha Tape Zero PP edge tape to try, contact us and we’ll courier a sample pack. Ph: 0064 9 415 6322 |

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edge technology

ArborLaser Acrylic - zero edge For a long time Arborline Products have been known for their Arborform high quality thermoformed doors. With the recent purchase of a Homag Ambition Airtec edgebander they have extended their door selection to include the Arborlaser Acrylic range, - edgebanded cabinetry doors offering zero edge technology in a range of gloss, matt and metallic finishes. Arborline Products were originally one of the pioneers in edgebanding, being among the first to purchase a machine in the Waikato back in the 1990’s. In recent decades they have been more concerned with the thermoformed process - and while their Arborform range of thermoformed doors still remains core to their business they are now also providing edgeband options with ArborLaser - available in Ultra Glaze board for gloss and metallics as well as melteca and melamine board as required.

An independant supplier to the kitchen industry for many years Arborline Products understand the requirements of selling to other trades. “You have to be producing something they want, cheaper than they can, to a very high quality, often even to a higher standard than they measure themselves by.” says Julian.

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“As with our Arborform product,” says Julian Jaques, who with brother Andrew runs the company, “it makes economic sense for many cabinetmakers and kitchen manufacturers to buy their edgebanded doors from us. “A business with 3-4 guys doing 2-3 kitchens a week would probably only run an edgebander for around 8-10 hours a week. We believe he is better off to outsource or contract this work. Buy the product from us and access the best edgebanding technology currently available, getting the best possible finish while avoiding considerable capital expenditure.

you are buying your doors at a fixed price with significantly reduced overheads “Also, and this is sometime forgotten when doing the figures, by not purchasing your own edgebander you have no ongoing maintenance costs, no tooling costs, no need to purchase additional compressed air capabilities (and these things are very air hungry) - and all this with less staff requirements.

“We selected the Homag with this in mind. The Homag Airtec provides an invisible join ideal for the current focus on high gloss kitchens and provides a viable alternative to seamless thermoformed doors. We know from past experience that Homag machines can be run hard and still perform - we want this machine producing the same finish in two years time as it is now and are confident it will be doing so. “Initial response to the doors has been brilliant says Julian “We are offering an online ordering system which has found favour with our clients. It is an easy product to order on line as design and measurements tend to be simple - our clients to date have found it effective and easy.




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A new decorative MDF panel with a superior high gloss surface that will change the look of any interior space.

From left, George Corbett, machine operator and Wayne White, factory manager with Peter Healey.

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Kitchen Cabinetry

Spread across three buildings, including a smart Hettich endorsed showroom bustling with designers, Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey is a family business run by Peter and Sue Healey, along with daughter Louise. Established in 2002 with just 5 staff, the company quickly grew, and today has 22 staff including 10 in the manufacturing area, producing mainly kitchens, laundry units and other panel-based cabinetry. With a reputation for quality and reliability, the majority of the company’s work comes from group house builders. “Their customers come into the showroom and work directly with our designers” explains Peter. Working with software from 3D Kitchens – and led in the early years by Sue Healey and more recently by Sales Manager Nathan Talbot – quality design has always been a strong feature of Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey’s business. Keeping at the forefront of good manufacturing practices and technology is clearly important too: the company has a strong and visible commitment to Health and Safety, while the workshop is well organised, tidy and well equipped. M a s t e r c r a f t K i t c h e n s B y H e a l e y ’s manufacturing capabilities expanded last year when Peter decided to invest in a Brandt 1440AT edgebander, equipped with Brandt’s popular ‘airTec’ technology for processing laser-edged tape. “I believe the zero-joint is the way of the future” says Peter, “and we’re proving it already.” Customers offered the choice of airTec or standard edging are quickly convinced. “AirTec technology gives us a point of difference, and most customers realise that for a small premium they get a clear advantage with the laser-edged product.” Having decided to invest in the technology, Peter was soon convinced that the Brandt machine was the best fit. “We had a Brandt so knew the level of quality. And we really value the excellent service we get from Ross McCulloch (Jacks’ Wellington-based technician).”

Peter knew they needed an edgebander that would keep up with the flow of panels coming off their two Weeke CNCs. “We looked at the faster 1600 series machine but when considering our limited space and our production levels then we decided the 1440AT offered all the features and speed we need.”

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Peter’s very happy with his choice. “The Brandt’s exceeded my expectations. The finish is exactly as I hoped for. We make around seven kitchens a week, and the combination of the locally-sourced return table and the Brandt is a good fit for our level of production. With our acrylic doors we’re going straight from edging to fitting. Previously we’d spend five minutes per door cleaning and trimming off excess glue and tape. Those five minutes make a real difference to our productivity, and that’s what we’d hoped for. Because good machinery helps productivity, and helps retain staff - because they get job satisfaction and enjoy working here.”

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With the factory humming, house-building in the Manawatu booming and customers appreciating the acrylic gloss options they offer, Peter is pleased with where Mastercraft Kitchens By Healey is at.


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Save time and money by letting EasyQuote create all stages of a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom selling process from inception to completion.Keep an eye on the progress of each project in your own defined milestones and get the facts you need without wasting time. 2. Manage your business and staff from one application such as: -

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Customer correspondence and statistics View communication history and notes of each customer Checking quotes, purchase orders and stocks at any time Sales figures and commissions are viewed from a series of graphs and reports Have 1 view of all projects on 1 screen Manage each staff’s time resources using the diary feature and google calendar sync to be used by your trades.

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4. Enjoy being in control of your business and its processes with EasyQuote! We now offer customers EQ Online which is a cloud hosted installation of EasyQuote, accessible from most devices at any time. In addition, why not invite your customers to design their dream kitchen using your own online planner and import the information back into EasyQuote, helping you close the deal faster?

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made with you in mind The Pro Visor air fed respiratory protection system has been designed specifically for use by sprayers, in the spray booth. The technically advanced design provides the perfect combination of safety and comfort, with excellent freedom of movement. Take note all those in the furniture, cabinetmaking, joinery and kitchen manufacturing scene who have spray booth finishing operations: there is an advanced air fed respiratory protection system on the market called Pro Visor from the famous American brand DeVilbiss which is made with you in mind. Its technically advanced design provides the perfect combination of safety and comfort, with excellent freedom of movement. All the hard earned experience gained by DeVilbiss in the automotive refinishing scene has now been put to good use for the spray booth operator. A breath of fresh air The Pro Visor disperses breathing air gently and quietly around the lightweight visor at a positive pressure with no misting or discomfort. The wrap around visor gives great visability with a clear, wider peripheral vision while the removable peak reduces spray booth lighting glare. If you wear glasses there is still plenty of mask space as well. A real plus are the anti static, replaceable clear visor covers that can be easily replaced to maintain optimum visability. They come in packs of 10 and 50 A visor fit for a pro A perfect fit is essential to optimum sprayer performance and for that reason the Pro Visor has been designed with three dimensional adjustment which means it is fully adjustable for the head circumference using the rear adjustment knob, the sprayer’s head height can be adjusted at the top of the head band while head width is adjustable using a set of three spacers. The elasticated face seal provides long lasting comfort and fit while the air supply hose is anti static and anti kink. DeVilbiss have thought of everything.

A well designed waist belt The Pro Visor comes with an ergonomic, quick action fastener that can be clipped on and adjusted in seconds, even with gloves on. The innovative design of the belt regulator and filter unit ensures optimum sprayer comfort and safety through constant regulation of air pressure and flow over a range of input pressures. This unit is made to be easy: replacing the activated carbon odour removal filter is quick and easy and spraypainters using the Pro Visor system will appreciate that the Y piece swivel means the

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waist belt unit can be worn on either the left or right side. It also means the supply hose can be directed away from the sprayer for unrestricted movement and superb spray dynamics. The waist belt unit also has an integral whistle to warn the sprayer if the visor supply pressure is too low. The Pro Visor from DeVilbiss is a winner in every way. Now available through W A Stroud Ltd, NZ agent for DeVilbiss, a division of Carlisle Fluid Technologies Ltd .

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ace mounted rolling door hardware, has become more and more popular over the last year. But since being featured on TV3’s The Block, inquires have soared and Barn Door Hardware has become an elite product for home owners and builders. The new found love of barn door hardware has been keeping the RHP team busy, as we stock the largest range of rolling door hardware in New Zealand. However, the popularity has also seen new products hit the NZ market imported hardware from China. Though inexpensive, quality is debatable. Quiet Glide Manufactured by Custom Service Hardware (CSH) based in Wisconsin USA, Quiet glide is a patented technology which makes our hardware run smoothly and quietly. Our classical round rail hardware, flat rail hardware and rolling ladder hardware are all Quiet Glide products. Forever Quiet? Yes! Tried and proved! Quiet Glide products have been tested through 100,000 cycle checks to ensure the technology can withstand a lifetime of use.

The 100,000 cycle test, tests not only the rollers but the bearings, powder coating, rails, brackets .... EVERYTHING! American Made From the metal-work to the steam-bent handrails on our sliding ladders, all the parts are machined or manufactured by American craftsmen. And let’s not forget about the limited lifetime warranty against defects!! We believe in the quality of our products and want you to have peace of mind about what hardware you purchase. Stainless Steel Our stainless steel range was handpicked by CSH, after countless visits to China. CHS carried out an extensive search while abroad to ensure that the stainless steel products were of good quality. Although the stainless steel products are at a lower price point then some of the other, similar, items on the market, it is definitely not a ‘cheap’ product. While it is more limited in its customization – the end result is stunning.

If you are building, renovating, or looking for a new feature to offer your clients, look no further. RHP’s products will inspire you!

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Marton Lee on Auckland’s North Shore, Wairau Valley has been in the joinery business for over 30 years and the company continues to build a strong reputation designing and building a full range of built-in and free standing furniture, including kitchens, with Master Seal Cabinet Maker accreditation. The company’s own philosophy demands good quality design for every project, and an assurance that it will do the work it is intended for. Glen Williamson and Simon Burden who bought the company 7 years ago have continued to operate using these values. Growth and the need to utilise more floor space for production resulted in searching for a new dust extraction filter unit to be placed outside. This, plus a strong desire to make the working environment for staff as safe and pleasant as possible, resulted in the old cyclone extraction system being replaced with a quality solution that would cover their needs now and protect expansion for the business in the future. Geoff Ebdon from Duct & Flex was one company asked to specify for the new system. “The secret to long lasting dust removal, with minimal maintenance, is applying the principle of “Low pressure operation” for the filters, says Geoff. “More filter area worked less hard costs maybe another 10-15% initially but this means the filter system lasts longer with no attention whatsoever required and over 5-10 years, easily saves the small additional initial cost and most importantly gives great performance consistently. Geoff Ebdon suggested a classic 4 unit Modular Filter with a 500mm Rotary Valve exit for

collection, all from Danish based JKF Industri, twinned with a powerful Danish 22kW Material Direct Drive fan from the same manufacturer. “I can’t emphasise the idea of Low Pressure enough”, says Geoff, “if you have more actual filter cloth available to deal with the air and dust volume two things happen: •

The velocity of the dust as it leaves the ducting and enters the filter drops off quicker, so more dust simply drops straight into the collecting area and doesn’t even touch the filter socks

The dust that does come into contact with the filter socks does so at a lower velocity and so tends to settle more on the surface of the cloth, forming a ‘cake,’ that actually aids the filtration process, rather than being driven deeply into the fabric of the material. This means no clogging of the bags, longer life, less changing of filters and cleaning.” The system just works for years with no attention required except turning on and off each day.

“Please don’t buy a smaller system than you really need and rely on ‘cleaning’ the filter bags as this is often more hassle than its worth” says Geoff. “Apart from removing the socks and getting covered in dust, freight costs, the cleaning costs, and refitting time, most filter bag suppliers will tell you that after washing, you only get about 50% of the performance of new bags anyway, so it makes sense to get the specification right at the beginning”. The system is actually more powerful than Marton Lee requires just now and of course not all machinery is constantly in operation. So, to save energy, a


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The operator opens the valve on a fume arm or machine The air is extracted along the duct system and the sensor in the duct detects the change in airflow and sends a message to the VSD to increase power supply to the fan The fan motor increases in speed and the extraction increases The operator finishes his task and closes the Fume Arm / valve The sensor reverses the above process, the fan slows down, the extraction drops as does the power consumption By doing this the actual power consumption of the 22kw fan is expected to be around half or 11kw. This is often more efficient and cheaper than running a smaller fan at full speed. And the noise level reduces significantly.

“We also don’t sell ‘maintenance’ or ‘service’ plans” says Geoff, “because if we have done our job properly you won’t need one. “Modular Bag Houses may be one of the older filter methods in industry, but they are still often

Top: Module Filter with Rotary valve exit. Bottom: Original Cyclone extraction.

a very cost effective solution for high air volumes and heavy dust loads in not only the wood working industry but others also. We offer a range of filters from 1000 m³ /hour to the 100,000 m³ per hour with the dust collecting done using plastic bags, via rotating valves into a collecting bin or into containers, bulk bags or a silo” Glen Williamson from Marton Lee was completely satisfied with the installation work and looks forward to an improved environment for his skilled staff as business continues to build. For more information contact New Zealand Duct & Flex Freephone 0508 69 38 28 or email






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Bernie Kilkelly joins JLL’s plant and machinery valuations team JLL’s Plant and Machinery Valuations department has recently welcomed Bernie Kilkelly to its Wellington team. Bernie brings a wealth of experience to JLL, after 37 years with leading woodworking machinery supplier W & R Jack Ltd.

The expertise of JLL’s valuations team in New Zealand is backed by its network of valuers worldwide. The New Zealand valuations team have been busy working with clients both here and overseas. JLL’s specialty plant and machinery valuers undertake work all over the world for some of Australasia’s largest companies. This includes travelling to Asia, South America and Australia.

“Prior to starting work at W & R Jack I had always been employed in sales but what appealed to me about working for Jacks was the specialisation it offered and I became highly interested in the manufacturing methods and the machines that were required in the woodworking industry.

Recent projects have included working alongside JLL Brazil’s property valuation team valuing food production facilities, Australian regional infrastructure, military assets, Port Authority and building product manufacturers and Sri Lankan and Malaysian food production.

“I started at Jacks in my mid-20s as a showroom salesman and then as a sales rep before transferring to Napier as a branch manager in the mid-1980s. I transferred to Auckland for a couple of years before returning to Wellington to take up a senior management job in the company.

JLL has valuers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and acts for many small locally owned businesses up to the largest corporates, Government departments and educational facilities.

“Since the late 90s I have been in a sales role based in Wellington and up until retirement I was also the manager of Jack’s second-hand machinery department. “My movement around the country has meant I have supplied machinery to businesses around most parts of New Zealand so have become well-known within the industry and familiar with many factories and their history. “Up until a few years ago W & R Jack had a full-time plant and machinery valuer on their staff and it was always a position I imagined myself in at some stage. To this purpose I studied to be a valuer but kept it on hold until my retirement last year. “Now that I’m a valuer with JLL, I can offer a valuation that clients can rely on, based on my practical experience and using JLL’s methodology backed by their professional international brand. “I am positive that many businesses don’t realise the value of a professional qualified plant and machinery valuation. I believe it is essential to have one when making decisions regarding reinvestment planning and succession, plus of course for insurance purposes. In my short time with JLL I have learned that a professional valuation is as important a document as any

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Bernie Kilkelly is a familiar face in the woodworking and aluminium joinery industries.

other part of a business but needs to be from people who are qualified to provide it. I can cite a number of instances in my experience where insurance claims are in bitter dispute where a professional valuation if available would have been indisputable. “Ask yourself whether you know the true value of your company assets-including all the machinery?” Bernie Kilkelly Plant & Machinery Valuer JLL m: +64 20 452 7765

JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialised real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 33,000 employees operating in 92 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won 15 awards at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific in 2016 and was named number one real estate advisor in Asia at the 2015 Euromoney Real Estate Awards. JLL Level 10, Lumley House, 3 Hunter Street PO Box 10 343, Wellington, 6143 t: +64 4 471 8540

Buzz Duncan Such

The sky didn't fall in

S Christchurch joiner expands manufacturing facility Webco a leading kitchen and Joinery manufacturer in Christchurch, has recently expanded their manufacturing facility. Egmont Air, specialists in dust extraction, upgraded Webcos extraction system to further enhance its capacity. The new extraction up-grade also includes an energy-saving system. Egmont Air’s unique pressure stabilizer system monitors the live suction pressure and automatically adjusts the fan speed to match the quantity of extraction ports open. This system offers a significant saving, in fact, a 50% saving in power consumption can be easily achieved with a small reduction in airflow. Minimising down-time was important to Webco so Egmont Air went the extra mile to provide a loan extractor, and complete work after hours and during weekends to enable Webco to continue working without any disruption. The system was commissioned in conjunction with the new machine installation and Mr Arthur Lee, Director of Webco, reports he is “very happy” with the upgraded Egmont Air system Egmont Air offer a large range of products and solutions for joinery shops and timber processors anywhere in New Zealand. The Egmont Air dust extraction systems are a popular solution due to their modular design and heavy-duty construction design which focus on balancing high suction performance with energy savings. A free on-site evaluation service of your particular application is available to determine your exact dust extraction needs. A preliminary scope is defined, documentation of machinery layout, problematic areas and issues are identified as well as future plans. The on-site evaluation covers 11 critical points including airflow and pressure testing where relevant. Egmont Air provide a complete on-site service from ‘technical advice’ to ‘design & installation’ of turn-key projects.

Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, many solutions are available off-the-shelf for all types of dust or fume applications including smoke, fumes, paint spray, metallic dust and more. Contact Egmont for a FREE brochure or on-site evaluation today on 0800 781 200 or visit the website

ince we last spoke, the world political and economic climate has become increasingly interesting with Britain voting to leave the EU, terrorist bombings in France, Turkey and others, and a soap opera playing out as an American presidential election. Add to that the Olympics and it has been quite an interesting time. The housing market continues to defy belief and must certainly correct. An interesting remark from one observer suggested that no boom based on increasing leverage has ever ended well. I have a pretty strong sense that the efforts of central banks to manage the economies of the world since the financial crisis are the major contributor to social and political instability. All the quantitative easing was designed to get assets to increase in value so that people felt better and so would spend, keeping the consumer economy going. (nothing like fixing a problem caused by too much debt, with a whole lot more debt). However, it appears that this is only good for those people who have assets and consequently those who don't, feel left out by the worldwide property boom. Despite all the chatter about migration causing Aucklands boom, the biggest contributor to house price inflation is the cost of money which keeps getting cheaper and consequently people can afford to borrow more for the same interest cost. When a lot of people think they are going to make money out of property, it starts becoming self perpetuating. There has been a lot of discussion about how we are not seeing "productivity growth" in our (or other) economies. It is probably not surprising because where is the incentive to undertake entrepreneurial endeavour when all one needs to do is buy property and wait for it to increase in value.? The problem is that pure asset appreciation doesn't make the country wealthier. In fact we have simply re-priced our assets and borrowed money from people overseas to do it. The likely outcome of this is that others end up owning our assets. So here is the thought for the month. 1. I say, "good on you" to Britain for making a change. When things aren't working, change something, anything. Europe clearly has some issues. A lot of people have self interest for wanting to stay in Europe but clearly a majority didn't think it was working for them. Democracy working. 2. Central banks should stop trying to smooth the boom and bust. Regular mini recessions are good for economies because it weeds out the rubbish and the strong are truly productive. Their central banks efforts can never prevent recessions. All they do is delay them but the longer the delay, the bigger the mess.

So that's it for another issue and in fact this will be the penultimate Buzz. After many years of rambling contributions to JOINERS Magazine it is time to pass the baton so next issue will be the last. Until then, arrivederci. Buzz

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Recently enclosed spray booths have significantly improved the capacity and quality of work from Perfection Plus.

new Viking spray booth improves Perfection Plus performance When Brendyn Jones, owner of Perfection Plus, engaged spray booth and dust extraction manufacturer Viking to modernise his furniture polishing and spray painting business, from one operating with open faced booths to fully enclosed booths, he knew the benefits would be immediate and substantial - and they were - giving him cause to wonder why it had taken him so long to get around to it. When the business initially started in 2004 the spraying operation had to stop when a delivery truck arrived and the main doors were opened. This improved when in 2008 Brendyn engaged Viking to install a sliding door to effectively seal off half the factory, improving the situation enough to get by, but a stop-gap measure never intended as a permanent solution. The permanent solution came in June when Viking completed work that has enclosed the spray finishing operation, separating it from activity and conditions in the wider factory. “Earlier in the year I asked Ross Metcalf from Viking to come and have a look at our set up and provide us with some ideas of how we might improve our finishing process,” says Brendyn.

“Ross provided several suggestions ranging in cost from 30 - 100k. We ended up going for an option at the lighter end which we both deemed would suit our price and purpose.” Effectively Viking rebuilt what was an open spray area changing it into an enclosed state of the art spray booth fully spec’d out with lighting and filters and with a self purging capability which clears the booth of any airborne material within four minutes of job completion, meaning it is ready for the next job almost immediately. The benefits have been instant in speeding up the process and virtually eliminating rework. “With no dust in the spray area there is no contamination of work and therefore very little

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rework required and we are able to continue working no matter what else is happening in the factory. We are getting jobs out the door and to clients quicker. “Viking have always been good to work with in the past and this job was no different. Once we had settled on the option we wanted to go with they came in, measured up, constructed the various elements off site and scheduled an install time with me. “It was important to me to minimise our disruption and Viking were also very busy with several big jobs at the time, but we found a three day window that suited us both and we worked to that. It went very smoothly, Viking were in on a Wednesday and out by the Friday, on budget and on time. They even threw in a few extras that were not in the budget.

“The end result is fantastic, work flows quicker and smoothly, we have increased the capacity of the business and opened ourselves up to more work while improving the long term value of the business should we ever wish to sell. “It has totally changed the feel of the business - and yes I do wonder why it took me so long to get around to it.”

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Bo Young has been quick to learn how the Format-4 HO8 Pro CNC operates.

Redstone self reliance Phillip Lee established Redstone Kitchens to provide kitchens, wardrobes and vanities for the properties he’s developing in Auckland’s Flatbush area. Phillip’s main reason for starting a kitchenmaking business was to take control of production speed, and quality.

and ‘long-lasting’ boxes for Phillip but also incorporates many features that provide a clean and safe working environment, such as the centralised dust extraction system, monitored pneumatic pop-up stops and light barrier safety zone system.

Redstone’s set-up comprises of high quality European manufactured machinery - a Format-4 ‘profit HO8 pro’ CNC, a Brandt 1120C edgebander, and a Felder K540S panel saw, all sourced from Jacks.

Redstone Kitchens have been up and running for several months now, and are already getting the results you’d expect with such a modern, efficient set up. In addition to Phillip there are just four staff – and just two on the workshop floor. Operating the HO8 CNC is Bo Young. Initially hired as a labourer, Bo has been quick to learn how the HO8 works. The Windows operating system interface is familiar and intuitive, and features such as the dynamic performance gantry and automatic lubrication of all axes add to the sense that the HO8 is well designed for fast and efficient production. With Bo’s growing confidence he’s already training Redstone’s kitchen designer to take the designs she creates in PRO100 through Aspan, and onto the CNC.

Despite being a start-up, the decision to move straight to CNC production was an easy one for Phillip. “With fewer people there are usually fewer mistakes” he says. “CNC isn’t the cheapest way to start-up, especially given the most experienced member of our team comes from a panel-saw background. But with CNC we get more automation, we get more accuracy and therefore simpler assembly, and we get excellent safety. We also have the potential to scale up our production quickly.”

“With our plans for growth we need reliable quality” says Phillip. “Everything we do is volume based, so repeatability is crucial - to satisfy our own strict requirements, and to attract work from other developers. We simply can’t afford downtime, so while we looked at several other options there wasn’t much of a price difference for the European machine so we went for quality in the end.” There’s no doubt that Redstone’s investment in quality is already paying off.

“I can’t build houses fast enough in Auckland at present, so this is one way of reducing our reliance on sub-contractors,” explains Philip from Redstone Kitchen’s offices in East Tamaki. “And due to the growing demand for kitchens I might as well provide my services to other builders and developers in addition to building for my own developments.”

The Format-4 HO8 – made in Austria by the Felder Group - not only ticked the ‘quality’

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At last, job scheduling software built specifically for cabinetmakers & joiners

David Lawrence

to “rejig” the schedule, I have updated job lists on paper and on whiteboards and then held meetings with other management and factory staff through the day to communicate the revised schedule. Sound familiar ?

By David Lawrence from Lean Manufacturing Consulting – Regarding the development of Empower Job Scheduling Software. I write this article in the hope it helps joiners with a far smarter and far better means of job scheduling. I have worked in the cabinet making and joinery industries as a Production Manager for most of my 30 year career. In the last six years I have also implemented Empower time tracking and factory productivity software in over 70 joinery businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand. I am an independent contractor who works directly for joiners.

In the last two years ‘Empower Job Scheduling’ has been re-built in the latest Cloud technology and it now works extremely well. This is a direct result of Empower implementing literally several hundreds of improvements suggested by many of our successful clients. Empower Software is a locally owned company and has been developed with NZ and Australian joiners and cabinetmakers over 14 years, which has proved invaluable in the success of this development.

I myself have struggled with job scheduling with NO good software available until 2016. I have manually updated spreadsheets several times through the day

2. Must allow Jobs and Tasks to be moved simply and quickly from one day to another by dragging and dropping within the daily and weekly calendar

Our Wish List at the start of the new Empower Job Scheduling Development included: 1. Must suit all forms of joinery including: kitchens, commercial joinery and furniture. Must suit all businesses sizes from 6 factory staff to 100+ staff

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3. Tasks and Jobs must update automtically when Tasks and Jobs are started and finished on the factory floor. Real time updating and reporting from the factory floor 4. Must report current staff resource capacity to the factory and each work centre against daily planned job workload, to allow me clearly to see over and under daily capacity 5. Must allow me to schedule all jobs to each machinery and assembly work centre including the options for management or factory staff to batch jobs together 6. Must create planned daily workload and job lists, both graphically and Word document listings 7. Must report jobs that are currently late, highlighted ‘pink’ (because not many joiners want to be in pink). Jobs planned to be completed today are highlighted yellow. This colour coding is present on all factory staff screens, all management screens and our 50 inch TV monitors 8. Must back schedule all jobs - so milestone dates for each

stage of each job are highly visible. Late jobs turn Pink. 9. Must schedule the factory team but also provide the option to schedule the pre production team and any site team involved, to provide company wide job scheduling 10. Must be viewable on 50 inch TV monitors in the centre of the office and factory floor 180 Cabinetmaking, Joinery and other manufacturers throughout Australia and New Zealand have purchased Empower. By listening to this large customer base, further improvements and updates are released automatically via the cloud system as often as every 2 weeks. I am getting great feedback as to how well it is working from the clients I consult to and I am finding it a very effective and essential production management tool. Go to www. empowersoftware/casestudies/ cabinetmakersandjoiners to read about client success with the tool. The existing joinery clients success with the software confirm that you could expect to increase your factory productivity and weekly factory output by 20% to 40%+ within approximately 6 weeks.

Empower Job Scheduling Benefits that I see on all Joinery client sites I consult to: 1. A simple 15 minutes per day process for small to medium sized joiners to schedule jobs and simple to use 2. Quick and easy to set up initially and have operating 3. Schedule once completed is available live to management and factory staff to see the updated schedule 4. Updates to the job schedule are available to the pre production team, factory staff team and any site team in all Empower Screens and in the form of email updates 5. Colour coding of ‘Pink’ and ‘Yellow’ jobs clearly shows late jobs and jobs needing to be finished today to keep all jobs on track 6. Factory Downtime reduces significantly, generating higher production hours daily and higher factory productivity 7. The number of our jobs completed on time as agreed with clients has increased substantially (Delivered in Full on Time – DIFOT) 8. The number of materials orders forgotten about and

ordered late, which typically had additional freight costs and held up Jobs, has reduced significantly 9. Factory staff log onto the priority jobs assigned to them (not the jobs they personally wish to do first) 10. Allows one person in each company to schedule (and stops two or several people having their way and changing the schedule) 11. The Licence is a low weekly cost, for such a huge benefit During September, October & November 2016, Empower Software will make the software available to you for a 30 day trial, at no charge, if you are serious about taking the next

step in improving your business. I welcome demonstrating the software to you using Teamviewer and phone conference at no charge, which usually takes about 15 minutes

to achieve significant increases in your factory productivity based on many years and many engineering clients success in substantially increasing their factory productivity.

I set up Empower Job Scheduling on small to medium sized joinery sites and have it working well in 4 to 5 hours. Empower Software subsidise my wage rate so it costs you only $50 an hour.

Please feel free to phone me to discuss your business and the system, to receive information or for a brief Teamviewer demonstration.

My assistance is available to existing Empower clients, new Empower clients and prospective Empower clients. I guarantee you that I will get Empower Job Scheduling working well in your business. I provide this guarantee with confidence because I have implemented the system with 100% success on joinery sites to date. I also guarantee

My contact details are David Lawrence, Lean Manufacturing, +61 4 0014 5222. You can also contact Empower Software direct, Sean O’Sullivan, Director, sean@ manufacturingandengineering. , +64 27 2284211

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NZS 4211 the new dimension for the exterior timber joinery shop


he topic of Exterior Timber Joinery complying with NZS 4211 has been on the radar since 2007 when the industries awareness was raised with the introduction of the Building Code Clause H1 Energy Efficiency. Double glazing came on the scene to achieve new insulation ratings which threw a challenge as to how to incorporate the larger size glazing units in the joinery. This was a moment in time when we looked at our product and realised, that in most circumstances,we were building windows and doors to a standard that in fact is no longer valid, NZS 3610 was superseded by NZS 4211 in 1985.

more brands and many more franchisee manufacturers. This business model needs systems and comes with a great deal of liability and compliance issues.

The old standard provided us with simple profile drawings and a set of rules we had to follow. The new standard is a performance standard which requires the product to have been tested for structural strength and weather tightness. A timber joinery product now has to have a label and a paper trail behind it to prove it has been manufactured to the required standard of the building code. This brings about a whole new dimension to a joinery business making exterior timber windows and doors.

Kath’s father started their business in the 1950’s and was one of the first timber joinery manufactures to produce aluminium joinery in 1970. In the early days everything was kitset based to standard sizes and limited designs, we then went to working out the detail manually, with the introduction of the computer we moved to spreadsheets, next was a DOS computer programme, which we still use and only recently there is a Windows based package.

The aluminium window and door sector, which is an estimated 95% of the New Zealand window and door market, is a different beast from the timber sector. It’s “Bigger Business” with relatively few corporate die holders, a few

An aluminium joiner is often a franchise holder receiving the profiles, regularly updated manuals with instructions, a software package, training and back-up from its corporate parent company. He or she builds the joinery according to tested preset drawings and calculations developed over several decades. However nothing is presented on a plate explains Kath Kitchen from Fisher Aluminium Gisborne.

There is a lot worked out for you by the prime die holder but there is still a lot of our own input required making the joinery compliant. If we have something out of the ordinary we can fall back on our prime die holder who will assist in the design and

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engineering. To learn the system and understand the concept it takes about 3 months training for someone at senior staff level with adequate computer skills and basic window knowledge. We can confirm that our timber joinery lagged behind with regard to compliance over time. The authorities seem to take a different stance towards it than with aluminium joinery. It has always been a too big a job for a small joinery company to get up to compliance level and it is good to see that the Master Joiners have made an effort to get something going. However it is up to the Individual joinery companies to bring their business up to the level to be able to produce the compliant joinery. You need to invest in bringing in a system and upskill staff. And this is what a lot of Timber Joinery companies are struggling with; finding the time and money to get going. A relatively large number of them still see no justification and argue that they don’t see a demand for it.

It is also important to realise that current JMF 4211 product has nothing to do with the windows and doors manufactured back in the 1980’s under the same name. There seems to be some misunderstanding in areas of our market in that regard. Michael Bangs, secretary of the Auckland branch of the Master Joiners spends time with joinery companies to bring them up to speed with the JMF system. He also organises training sessions for members during their quarterly meetings. As Tunnicliffe’s is experiencing an increased uptake of the JMF profiles Michael also notices an increased demand for the JMF system. He also explains that it is up to the individual joinery company to bring their skill levels up to compliance. It is the new dimension for the timber joinery business as much as Health and Safety compliance for example, we need to move with the times. Tunnicliffe Timber Company Limited 

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

Do Producer Statements let Councils off the Hook?


n October 2010 I wrote a newsletter called “What is a producer statement?” That is available here http:// PID/417/ev/1/CategoryID/7? CategoryName=Constructioncontracts-disputes,-leaky-homes if you can’t find it on google. This is a follow-up to that article, and it deals with the issue of whether building consent authorities (for convenience I will call them Councils) can avoid liability for signing off defective building work, by pointing to the fact that someone has given them (or should have given them) a producer statement in respect of the defective work. Does that let the Council off the hook? The starting point is that Councils in New Zealand owe a duty of care to current and future owners of residential properties, when issuing consents, carrying out inspections, and issuing code compliance certificates. That principle was first established in the late 1970s in Mount Albert Borough Council v Johnson, and reaffirmed in a succession of cases over the next 20 years, culminating in the Privy Council decision in Invercargill City Council v Hamlin. New Zealand law places more responsibility on Councils than many other developed countries do, mainly because New Zealanders tend to place more reliance on Councils to ensure buildings are safe and functional. Nothing in the 1991 Building Act or its successor in 2004 eased the burden on Councils, although if and when the risk-based consenting provisions of the 2012 Amendment Act come into force, that will change things a little.

Building projects are usually quite complex and they drag on for long periods of time. For a Council to ensure that every aspect of the work complies with the building consent and the building code, they would have to employ a wide range of experts to occupy every building site and observe the activity constantly. That is obviously impractical, so Councils have to cut a few corners. One of the ways they do that is by requiring the main contractors working on the job and the suppliers of specialised plant or appliances to promise in writing to the Council that their work and their equipment are up to scratch. These written promises are called producer statements, and the contractors and suppliers can be liable to the Council if they get it wrong. The 1991 Building Act said that a Council could, in its discretion, rely on a producer statement as evidence that the building work was code compliant. This has become common practice and in fact Councils routinely make it a condition of the building consent that producer statements have to be provided. It is also common practice for them not to inspect, or not to inspect as thoroughly, work and components that they know will be covered by a producer statement. When the leaky building syndrome reached its peak around the turn of the century, the 2002 Hunn Report on weathertightness concluded that over-reliance on producer statements was one of the reasons Councils had taken their eye off the ball. Consequently the 2004 Building Act removed all reference to producer statements altogether.

That does not mean that producer statements are now illegal or are to be discontinued. The Building Act does not say that Councils can use them, but neither does it say that they can’t. Producer statements do serve a useful purpose because they avoid the crippling costs and delays that would be involved if Councils had to check everything themselves, so the practice has continued unabated. That then raises the question: If the Council relied on a producer statement in signing off the building work, and the producer statement turns out to be wrong, does the Council escape liability? Can the Council pass the buck to the contractor or supplier who gave the false statement? The answer is: only to a limited extent. There have been a number of cases over the past couple of years that have touched on the subject, and their general theme is that Councils can rely on producer statements only when reasonable to do so. For example, where the Council has reason to believe that the contractor providing the producer statement was careless or incompetent, it would not be reasonable to rely on a statement from that contractor, at least without checking the workmanship. How would a Council become aware of the contractor’s carelessness or incompetence? They might have had previous experience of him on other projects that had proved problematic, or there might be an above average degree of defects in the contractor’s workmanship on the current project, that ought to put them on alert.

Other important factors include the skill, experience and reputation of the person providing the statement, his degree of independence from the owners, whether he is a member of an independent professional body and therefore subject to a disciplinary regime, the complexity of the relevant work, and the likely consequences of non-compliance. Also relevant is the ease with which the Council inspectors could have noticed the contractor’s shortcomings. Defective workmanship that is hidden from view or very difficult to access, would not be readily apparent to the inspectors, but if the workmanship that they can see is clearly deficient, then it would be reasonable for them to conclude that the hidden work is likely to have met the same standard.

Geoff Hardy heads up the construction law division in the Auckland law firm Martelli McKegg. Contact Geoff on (09) 379 0700 or geoff@ This article is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice.

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investing in process and efficiency Located on the main highway in Ashburton, the Ashford Handicrafts shop and showroom are a renowned destination for spinners, weavers and all things crafty. A little less known is the fact that Ashford’s production facility next door is the largest producer of spinning wheels and looms in the world, manufacturing over 2000 different components in their product range, and exporting all over the globe. In 1934 Walter Ashford started out making wooden fireside stools during the depression, expanding into toys, nursery and household furniture. Today Ashford’s remains a family company run by Walter’s son Richard and his wife Elizabeth, and their son James recently returned from New York to join the team as Assistant General Manager. “We’re a family business, and our factory has a family environment” explains James. Ashfords has long been part of the wider Ashburton family too – having been one of the town’s larger employers for many years. Ashfords also represent a near bygone era from NZ industry - a large, specialist solid-timber manufacturer with an innovative, top-quality and successful product range. Ashfords work almost exclusively in FSC certified Southland Beech. But while their factory retains the traditional woodworking machinery you’d expect to create such specialised products, many of these machines are sitting around unused. Because Ashford’s workshop floor is nothing like a bygone era: it’s a modern, organised and efficient facility making use of the latest technology and production methodologies – the latest of which is a Dimter S50 optimising saw from Weinig. Ashfords are working under the ‘lean’ manufacturing system of continuous improvement, both to improve efficiency and to ensure safe working practices. The bulk of their production is done using CNC machines so efficiency and safety is already at a high level. Production Manager Ken Meehan – a key member of the Ashford factory for almost 40 years - explains how the lean model instigated the purchase of a new saw. “Industry accident statistics identified that operations using saws are the highest risk” says Ken. “As we start our production with greensawn lumber, there’s a lot of cutting required to get components to the right dimensions for the CNC, sanding or lacquering. Traditionally this involved a variety of processes on several types of saw. We worked out by changing the way we did

watch for obstructions – such as the operator’s arm – and halt the pushing or cutting procedure when necessary. All the cutting taking place underneath a large, clear poly carbonate hood, meaning access to the blade during cutting is totally restricted. Perhaps the biggest risk to the operator now is splinters!

James Ashford (left) and Ken Meehan in front of the Dimter S 50 from Weinig.

things then the Dimter optimising saw could either reduce or remove the need for many of our usual saw processes.” The Dimter S50, made by solidtimber machinery specialists Weinig in Germany, is a push-feed saw with an operating accuracy of +/-0.5mm. Capable of taking timber up to 6.3 metres long and producing any length between 80 to 2400mm at width from 20 to 250mm, the Dimter is a very versatile and safe saw. The pusher on the infeed is also a scanner, and as it travels back along the infeed table (at up to 60 metres a minute), scans for chalk marks made by the operator that identify a defect. The saw then optimises cutting depending on pre-determined parameters. For example, it may be looking for a long defect-free piece – a ‘clear.’ Or it may maximise the number of fixed length sections available according to the required cut list – Ashfords cut and store 800mm lengths and re-introduce them to the Dimter when smaller parts are needed. These optimisation parameters can be changed depending on the requirements of other areas of the factory. Ashford’s can choose whether urgent orders are processed immediately, likely resulting in more wastage, or be incorporated into the existing cutting plans. “Having our yield figures available, live, is very useful” says Ken. “Without data it’s very had to assess. We’re always looking for efficiencies, and so are constantly

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working to lower our waste figure. Before the Dimter our raw wood waste figure was approximately 20%, so we’d cost accordingly. Now I can see on the Dimter’s screen that we’re at an overall wastage of just over 12% in total. We can break that down by month, or by pack of timber, or whatever measure we want to consider.” By re-arranging production methods Ken expected the Dimter to replace three cutting processes that used an upcut saw docking to length, and a radial arm saw. A year on from installation Ken’s managed to utilise the Dimter significantly more than expected. “We’re doing 50% more on the Dimter than we planned to” says Ken. “So we’ve reduced the use of all the other saws in the factory. We have a bench saw, a radial arm and a docking saw that are now pretty much redundant. Our other docking saw is probably getting about 5% of its previous use, and we’re barely touching the twin-saw.” As well as reducing or removing the need for staff to use older, less safe saws – and saving a lot of associated work documented safety procedures and training for each of them the Dimter has raised the bar when it comes to safety. The operator loads the timber onto the large infeed table which sits on a slight incline to keep the timber against the fence. After scanning for chalk markings and raw length, the timber is pushed in, held pneumatically, then cut, all automatically. Light barriers

Ken also points out a couple of other features he appreciates on the Dimter. “It’s remarkably fast and easy to change the blade” he says. “This saves us a lot of time, because we change blades a lot. We have a blade for rough-sawn material, and a finishing blade for the semi-finished components we re-introduce to the machine.” But perhaps the most surprising feature that appeals to Ken is how it looks! “It’s white. It’s clean, and light. Smart-looking” he says, smiling. “It looks good.” The Dimter’s smooth styling is certainly a contrast to the bare functionality and dark colours of the few older machines left in the Ashford factory. But Ken’s comment also reflects a key foundation of Ashford Handicraft’s success: the Dimter looks modern. In the same way that Ashford’s products have evolved to keep fresh and contemporary, so too the Dimter visually demonstrates a similar drive for progress and modernity in the factory. Constant striving for new products and efficient methods has ensured Ashford Handicrafts have not only survived the collapse of timber furniture and craft manufacturing in New Zealand, but flourished. With their forward-thinking investment in process and efficiency, their commitment to stainability and the joy their products give to so many people around the world, Ashfords is a success story to make any Kiwi proud.

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Queenstown put on a stunning day in early August for BCITO to visit and celebrate 10,000 apprentices in training with A J Saville staff. Left to right Scott Fisher, Warwick Quinn CE BCITO, Niall O’Neill, Quantity Surveyor, A J Saville Ltd.

10,000 Kiwis in construction apprenticeships A record number of Kiwis are deciding a career in the trades is the best way to build their future, with more New Zealanders in trade apprenticeships than ever before. Towards the end of July, and for the first time in the organisation’s history, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has 10,000 apprentices actively working towards qualifications in the building and construction industry. BCITO Chief Executive Warwick Quinn says this is an extremely important milestone. “This is the first time we have ever had this many apprentices in training at one time. But we need even more if we want to meet the current and future building boom” he says. “As per recent Government announcements predicting an additional 50,000 construction jobs by 2021, we are expecting big growth in demand for skilled tradespeople. However, on top of new jobs, our construction industry has an aging population. When we add new jobs to replacement jobs, the total is quite astounding.

“ Ye s , w e h a v e 1 0 , 0 0 0 apprentices, and BCITO is signing up around 3,000 4,000 new apprentices each year. Unfortunately this doesn’t come close to supplying the number of skilled people industry actually needs by 2021.

construction industry and it’s fantastic to be a part of it!” he says. BCITO has organised a range of nation-wide promotions in recent months to attempt to bolster supply of apprentices. These have included the Not Your Average Shed campaign,

their annual Big Construction Tour, the 2016 Build-Ability Challenge for secondary school teams and their involvement with Got a Trade Week in August.

“Given the fierce demand for apprentices, the time is certainly ripe for a career in construction,” Quinn says. Scott Fisher is the 10,000th apprentice to sign up with BCITO.Scott had his first taste of construction working in his father’s joinery shop in Invercargill after school. After three years at university and five years working in mines and construction in Australia, Scott returned home this year specifically to gain a formal qualification 2016. Now in the first year of his carpentry apprenticeship at A J Saville Builders in Queenstown, he believes becoming a carpentry apprentice has been a great way to formalise his skills and to cement his job prospects in the future. “As an apprentice, I get the chance to put my skills to work. There are many opportunities to develop a great career. New Zealand has a very reputable

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CT Timber Joinery Ltd 48 B Porana Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 444 9041, contact Cameron Stringer. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Mitchell’s Joinery Ltd 6A Blanc Road, Silverdale, Auckland, Ph 09 421 9042, contact John Williams, Tracy Lister.

Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, contact Nigel Hanley.

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

Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, contact Peter Facoory. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson.

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

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

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

Fineline Joinery Limited 4 Corban Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, Ph 09 836 2212, contact Richard Schaefer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Format Ltd 17 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 914 4560, contact Frank Schlaffmann.

Pakuranga Joinery Ltd 2 Canon Place, Pakuranga, Auckland. Ph 09 576 8858, contact Gary Farquhar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Styleline Installationz Ltd 97 Avocado Lane, Mangawhai, Auckland, Ph 021 660 207, contacts Matt Strong and Stephen Strong. Total Timba Joinery PO Box 101 153, Glenfield. Ph 09 444 7772 contact Rob Pickup. NZS4211 Affiliated. VSP Interiors Limited 68 A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Northshore, Auckland, Ph 021 183 9151, contact Vishal. 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. Wendekreisen Travel Ltd Unit 1, 197 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland, Ph 03 489 6507, contact Sascha Warnken; Dieter Schuetze Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 49 Pupuke Rd, Takapuna, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Sonya Mackenzie 65 Duke Street, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 9352 Email: Advance Joinery 2015 Ltd 71 Higgins Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 846 0026, contact Kris Allen. Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated. Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, contact Mark Bruce. Classical Doors Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, contact Scott Wilkins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, contact Barry Ririnui. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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. Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd 7 Dakota Drive, Whitianga 3510, Ph 027 288 8713, contact Robert Duxfield. 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 Unit 3, 593 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 4844, contact 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. Harker Laminates 58 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 7745, contact Steve Harker. Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated. Huntly Joinery 2000 Ltd PO Box 170, 22-26 Glasgow St, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, email NZS4211 Affiliated. Keith Paton Joinery 15 Carters Crescent, Cambridge, ph 07 827 3249, contact Keith Paton. King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 26 Alexander Ave, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, contact Jamie McConnell. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Hawera Kitchens and Furniture Ltd 24 Glover Road, Hawera 4610, Ph 06 278 7044, contacts Klinton Hunt / Lance Hunt.

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

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

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, contact Michael Kenyon.

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

Jones & Sandford Joinery Ltd 285 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9251, contact Roger Jones.

Doorpro Ltd 1283 Louie Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 2600, contact Gary Morgan.

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

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

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

D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, contact Peter Claydon. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, contact Craig Russell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

Hastings Laminate Ltd 1021a Manchester Street, Hastings, Ph 06 879 8564, contact Mark or Grant Eyles.

Treetown Kitchens Ltd 57 Albert Street, Cambridge, Ph 07 827 7309, contact Kevin Middlemiss.

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

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

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

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

Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

Vogue Kitchens & Appliances 214 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth 4312, Ph 06 758 7241, contact Carl Lewis.

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

Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

Rabbitte Joinery Limited 807 Warren St, Hastings. Ph 06 870 8911, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

CENTRAL Secretary, Craig Fleet UCOL, Private Bag 11022, Palmerston North 4442, Ph 06 952 7001, 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. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, contact Shaun McDowell. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, contact Graeme Andrews. Heritage Doors Ltd 3 Muhunua West Road, Ohau, Levin, Ph 0274 418 934, contact Tod Aitken. NZS4211 Affiliated. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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.

Newton Gordge Joinery 2016 Ltd 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5165, contact Scott Dudley. 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.

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. MCL Joinery Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, contact Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. McIndoe Kitchens PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

HAWKES BAY POVERTY BAY Secretary, Sue Page QSM, JP 13a Charles Street, Westshore, Napier 4110. Ph 06 835 9549. Email: Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 contact Peter Webster. Brittin Builders Ltd T/A Parkhill Joinery 475 St Georges Road South, Havelock North, Ph 06 877 7623, contact Tom Robertson. Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry Ltd 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, contact Craig Burley. Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 11 PotaeAve, Lytton West, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Richard Childs.

Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated Sunshine Joinery Ltd 44 Pandora Road, Ahuriri, Napier, Ph 06 844 6105, contact Rick Martin 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 Adam Satherley.

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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 39 Park St, Kingsley Heights, Upper Hutt, 5019, Ph 021 923 231, contact Benn Hamilton. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, contact Richard Carroll.

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

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

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

Simply Joinery 924 Queen Charlotte Drive, R D 1, Picton, Ph 021 126 2514, contact Glen Godsiff. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Evolution Interiors Limited 19 Stanmore Road, Phillipstown, Christchurch, Ph 03 381 1633, contact Karl Kitchingham.

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

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

TH Joinery Ltd 3 Murphys Road, Springlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 579 4004, contact Tony Hammond.

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

Valleys Joinery Shop Ltd PO Box 13098, Johnsonville. Ph 04 478 7652, contact Bruce Scandlyn. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wainui Joinery (1977) Ltd Box 42-062, Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 7011, contact Nikki Wynne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

C N Fayen Ltd 16 Gregory Street, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 0014, contact Chris Fayen

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

Countrylane Kitchens 67b Victoria Street, Carterton 5713, Ph 0274 761 315, contact Darrell Garrett

Woodworkshop Ltd 118 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington, Ph 04 387 3228. Contact Steve Hind.

David Barker Custom Cabinets Unit 1, 408 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt, Ph 027 248 8140, contact David Barker. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery 23 Clendon St, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 939 0405, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS 4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, contact Peter Hanns. Joinery Productions Ltd 457 Jackson Street, Petone, Ph 04 569 8808, contact Wayne Wilmshurst. NZS4211 Affiliated. L & P Crown Joinery (2002) Ltd 37 Burden Avenue Wainuiomata. Ph 04 564 8895. NZS4211 Affiliated. Living Timber European Joinery & Furniture Ltd 64 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt, Ph 04 567 2577, contact Horst Mundt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 14 Manchester St, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated. Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stylish Interiors Ltd 29D Dragon St, Granada North, Wellington. Ph 04 473 1944, contact Mathew Gubb. The French Door Factory 14A Kingsford Smith Street, Rongotai, Wellington. Ph 04 387 7822, contact Alan Chambers


Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, contact Barry Thomas. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated. Walklins Joinery Ltd 13 Sutherland Tce, Blenheim 7201, Ph 03 579 5266, contact Mark Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated. Blenheim Building Centre 41 Houldsworth Street, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3049, contact Wayne Yealands. Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, contact James Palmer. Building Connexion Ltd ITM Joinery, 16-18 King Edward Street, Motueka, Ph 03 528 7256, contact Paul Rusbatch. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cantwell Joinery and Window Centre 15 Bristol Street, R D 4, Riverlands, Blenheim, Ph 03 578 3375, contact Ian Cantwell. Cooper Webley (2006) Ltd 64 Beatty Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Ph 03 547 0010, contacts Noel Tait / Michelle Hill. James Neal Joinery 35 Fell Street, Grovetown, Marlborough, Ph 03 577 7872, contact James Neal.

CANTERBURY Secretary, Mary Van Schalkwyk 12 Granite Drive, Rolleston, Canterbury. Ph 021 025 81798. 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. NZS4211 Affiliated. Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 247 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, email:, contact Dougal Anderson. Architectural Joinery Ltd 82 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 377 6760, contact Andrew Clark Ashburton Joinery Limited 8 John Street, Ashburton, Ph 03 308 5059, contact James Donaldson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 306 Flaxton Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury. Ph 03 313 6256, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, contact John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. Prestige Furniture & Joinery Ltd 38 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 1789, contact Richard Dohmen.

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated

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

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

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

Nova Joinery Limited 29A Sawmill Road, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 3568, contact Daniel Hillidge

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

O’Brien Group 2012 8 Gow Street, Mosgiel, Ph 03 489 3849, contact Peter O’Brien.

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

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, contact Peter Howley. 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 Doors & Windows 2007 Ltd 194 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 379 1725, contact Martyn Neville.

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.

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

Secretary, Mark Albert PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, email 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. Duncan Joinery Limited 20 King Street, Temuka, South Canterbury, Ph 03 615 7327, contact Craig Duncan. 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.

Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rich the Cabinetmaker 44 McLennan Road, Hawea Flat, R D 2, Wanaka 9343. Ph 03 443 8951, contact Rich Raynes. Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Barry O’Connor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND 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.


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

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton. European Woodworks Limited 229 Kaikorai Valley Road, Bradford, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 0340, contact Brian Daken. Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co Ltd 19 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown. Ph 03 441 4944, contact Reuben Bogue. NZS4211 Affiliated. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Access Group Ltd Allegion (New Zealand) Limited Architectural Hardware Supplies Artia (Coventry Group NZ Ltd) ASSA ABLOY New Zealand Ltd Bestwood Biesse Group New Zealand Blum NZ Ltd Bostik New Zealand Burns & Ferrall Carters Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Ltd Daiken New Zealand Limited EC Credit Control Enko Group Ltd Häfele NZ Ltd Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand ITM

Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Knobs ‘n Knockers Ltd

Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, contact Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd

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.

Laminex New Zealand

Machines ‘R’ Us Ltd Metro Performance Glass Miles Nelson MF Co Ltd Morgan & Aickin Ltd Nelson Pine Industries Ltd Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd PSP Limited Resene Paints Ltd Schlegel Pty Ltd Seearco Industrial Abrasives Thermawood Timspec Unique Hardware Solutions Ltd Viridian Glass W & R Jack Ltd

Willis Towers Watson JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 83

Dongwha whiteboard’s first birthday D

ongwha New Zealand has gone ahead in leaps and bounds despite their low key entry to the whiteboard market just 12 months ago. “Entering a mature market with a commodity product was always going to present a challenge, however we have had a very solid first year and anticipate significant upside ahead of us” comments Dongwha’s Jeff Davenport. “With the recent addition of a new Auckland based sales representative, Craig Doughty, and a very competent office administration in Liesl Waldek, at a new, bigger, office and warehouse facility in Manukau, 2016 is looking very positive.” Dongwha New Zealand started out as a New Zealand manufacturer of MDF based in Southland some ten years ago having purchased the manufacturing plant from US company Rayonier. In 2014 Dongwha expanded their New Zealand operation with the decision to purchase and install a Melamine press in Mataura and start production of Dongwha Whiteboard. With little fanfare in early 2015, Dongwha New Zealand entered the market with an initial offering of Dongwha Whiteboard only. A year on and with several tweaks to the press and operating procedures, production is going very well. “To try and keep costs down and be in a position to offer very competitive rates to the market, we have kept things pretty simple by offering pack lots of twenty and fifty sheets, three plate finishes in Natural, Satin and Gloss, and minimal flashy marketing & promotion. We do have a thorough range of thickness’s though, including 6, 9, 12, 16, 18, 25 and 30mm boards and have many of these in both E1 (NZ standard) and MRE0 (Moisture resistant, low emissions). We are also commencing production of a single sided Gloss Whiteboard in 16 & 18mm” comments Jeff. JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 84

Dongwha New Zealand is selling direct to trade customers in the North Island. At the same time, the appointment of a limited number of distributors, who have their own customer bases, has seen traction in the wider market. Scooters Plywood & Panel service Northland and Whangarei, while Stefano Orlati, a well known hardware distributor are based in Auckland and Hardware & Handles based in Taupo, service the central and lower North Island. In the South Island a manufacturing relationship has been formed with one of the larger South Island distributors. The move into a new warehouse facility in March, has allowed Dongwha to increase their Auckland stock holding and this, combined with a new freight provider, has already seen further improvement in delivery times Jeff says “More often than not, if product is ordered by 1pm we will have it to the customer the following day, anywhere in the North Island.” The company has grown strongly in its first twelve months with many shopfitting, office furniture and kitchen manufacturers now using Dongwha Whiteboard to due to its quality, availability and pricing. “We are more than happy to discuss opportunities with anyone who may like to call Craig (021 972 910) or Jeff (021 972 517) or the Auckland office (09 278 8150 or 0800 DONGWHA)”

Many clients we cut for are using Dongwha Whiteboard. Dongwha’s delivery service and pricing is very good. Simon Morton The Cutshop, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Being in Putaruru we need good stocks of product every month. Whiteboard is no exception. Dongwha’s delivery service is reliable and quick and their price is right. Ron Hopkins Hopkins Joinery, Putaruru

or contact Je Davenport on 021 972 517 Craig Doughty on 021 972 910 or email

JOINERS Magazine September 2016 page 85

Viewpoint Suzie Rees, Executive Officer NKBA


he National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) has been supporting, promoting and celebrating the best of New Zealand design for over three decades. This year, the NKBA entered a new chapter in its history by launching the inaugural Excellence in Design programme. On Saturday 13 August, a gala event was held on Auckland’s waterfront at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, where over 250 guests came together to honour the entrants and winners of this year’s competition – and to celebrate the achievements of the country’s top kitchen and bathroom designers. This year saw a record number of entries from all around the country. The standard and quality of the designs reached a new level too, making the judging process a real challenge for the panel of industry experts - Robin Caudwell, Mal Corboy, Milvia Hannah, Alice Lines and Nikki Morris. 28 awards were presented over the course of the evening, covering a wide range of categories – from Spatial Innovation and Colour Excellence, through to Creative Small Space and ultimately the Supreme Design Excellence awards for both kitchen and bathroom design. The winning designs in these supreme categories are a clear reflection of the world-class talent that exists in New Zealand’s kitchen and bathroom design and manufacturing community. The NKBA has partnered with homestyle magazine in 2016 to showcase and present the entries of the NKBA 2016 Excellence in Design Awards to the powerful end consumer. In addition, entries and winners are featured on the NKBA website so visit nz to view all of the entries. In the spirit of celebrating design, manufacturing, supplier’s products and project contributors, NKBA has introduced the Manufacturer’s Craftsmanship Award for the first time in 2016. In addition to this the manufacturer of both the Supreme Kitchen Design and the Supreme Bathroom Design awards receives well deserved recognition and acknowledgement. This highlights the valuable and critical contribution that the manufacturer brings to the final finished project.

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Congratulations to all of the entrants and the 2016 winners for their hard work and significant effort that goes into putting an entry forward. The Awards ceremony was held at the end of the two day NKBA Conference. Day one was held on Waiheke Island at the stunning venues of Cable Bay Vineyards followed by Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyards where the delegates were joined by Jamie Durie. Jamie was the 2016 Conference key-note speaker, made possible by Fisher & Paykel and the NKBA. Jamie Durie is an Australian born International Designer whose philosophy centres around taking the outdoors in and the indoors out. He presented on Saturday at the Maritime Room on the Auckland Viaduct where Fisher & Paykel wowed the attendees with a stunning lunch cooked on their DCS grill. In line with our kiwi culture New Zealanders love to spend time outside and with many designers creating beautiful spaces for clients in outdoor spaces, the inspirational presentation was outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed. Conference was a great mix of networking time, with content covering Training your Business, Safety on the worksite, Laminex New Zealand hosted Renee Hytry Derrington presenting on Future Kitchens, a highly visual and informative view of what’s next in this space.

2016 Judges - Mal Corboy, Milvia Hannah, Alice Lines, Robin Caudwell and Nikki Morris.

Supreme Kitchen Design winner, Morgan Cronin and the Cronin Kitchens team. Jamie Durie, Nick Thompson F&P sponsor, Michelle Cronin, Andrew Smith, Morgan Cronin, Gloria McLachlan & Joseph Howard.

In addition there was plenty of practical and useful information for designers in Milvia Hannah’s talk, presented along with the Certified Designers Society, on design standards and regulations. Hettich brought Paul Adams to Conference with a very insightful marketing trends report whilst, Davy & Chapman’s Mike Chapman and homestyle magazine Editor Alice Lines shared valuable knowledge on how to effectively make your media mark. Attendee feedback has been that everyone went away with valuable knowledge to assist their businesses and enjoyed the stunning venues, overall sense of comradery fun and fellowship at the same time. Suzie Rees Executive Officer NKBA

Manufacturer’s Craftsmanship Award winner, entry by Detail by Davinia Sutton, manufacturer Lyall Park Joinery.

H& &S

Join the Häfele Team

with Kathy Compliance

Account Manager Central/East Auckland

don’t assume with health & safety


hen you compare a modern CNC with a saw, or a spindle moulder it’s easy to make the assumption that being modern and efficient then a CNC will be safe. It’s also easy to assume that any CNC machines sold in NZ will meet the appropriate safety standards. But as some joinery shops around the country are discovering, meeting your business’s H & S requirements for CNC aren’t quite as easy as you might expect. As with any machine in your workshop, the usual H & S documentation applies to a CNC. You need a hazard assessment and safe operating procedures specific to your location and use, as well as evidence showing you have competent operators and regular maintenance. And just as with any other machine in your workshop your CNC needs to be as safe as is practicable, and for CNCs on the market today this tends to mean either light barriers or safety mats. But just with any legislation rules are subject to interpretation. While one inspector might not question the speed of your CNC as long as there are guards and fences, another might want evidence of speed of travel, the manufacturer’s recommendations for positioning and operation, and operator competence and training records. This isn’t new to us at Jacks. We’ve wrestled with the interpretation of the legislation for years, and we’ve tried to err on the side of caution when it comes to CNC safety. While this might make our machines a little more expensive we believe the long-term cost is easily worth it - by avoiding accidents as well as minimising the hassle and cost of failing a WorkSafe inspection. A recent case provides a good example. Two years ago an inspector showed up at a typical joinery workshop and soon found issues requiring attention. From improved guarding on older machines through to written documentation about forklift maintenance, the list was long, the disputes were many and the remediation was expensive.

Warnings and revisits continued for two years – during which the business owner grew increasingly frustrated with what he considered unnecessary and impractical safety requirements – some of which would have effectively rendered his machinery unusable. One of the issues was the CNC machine – purchased new several years ago, only operated by trained operators, and located in a corner with cones and chains marking off the area of operation. The inspector deemed these to be inadequate. Safety fences were purchased and placed in such a way that access for loading the machine wasn’t too restricted. But the inspector wasn’t satisfied. Light barriers or safety mats are the industry standard today – and he wanted one or the other. Break the beam or step on the mat and your CNC is quickly and safely bought to a controlled stop. (“Controlled” is an important word – cutting the power and having the CNC just stop moving when a safety circuit is tripped is not considered safe. The spindle can take minutes to spin down. If the tool has crashed into the bed then having a spindle continue spinning in a fixed position offers all sorts of hazards – broken tooling flying out or fire from friction for example). But retro-fitting light barriers or mats is no simple exercise. We know because at Jacks we do this for the AscentPro CNCs before we sell them. It takes about 3 days and requires several thousand dollars’ worth of componentry to fit light barriers and an active safety circuit – the back-up circuit that is constantly monitoring the status of the safety features and e-stops on the CNC. For the CNC under WorkSafe inspection, retro-fitting light barriers or mats would have been prohibitively expensive, so this particular business contacted Jacks for help. Quoting chapter and verse from the standards, providing documentation regarding the speed and manufacture of the machine, and having a good knowledge of the issues under discussion enabled us to

help demonstrate that this particular CNC was as safe as practicable, given its age, use and location. One of the issues we were able to help with was speed. The Australian standard – adopted by NZ – suggest that machines running at less than 25 m/min are exempt from requiring light barriers or pressure mats. This is certainly a sales argument used by many around the industry. But just running slower doesn’t mean your CNC complies. Pinch points – where an operator could be trapped between the machine and something – are an issue no matter what speed your machine. Documentation proving you have competent operators remains essential. And then there’s sharp edges – the legislation even dictates the degree of radius required on any moving part should be at least 20mm. This last point is still an issue with the CNC in question. “How do I put a 20mm radius on something that’s less than 20mm?” ponders the frustrated owner. As a responsible employer he has no issue that his workshop should be a safe place of work. And while he feels many of the safety issued raised by WorkSafe are overly officious, he also knows he has no choice but to comply. But he is frustrated by what he believes is a lack of consistency when it comes to the application of the rules, and mentions several other businesses with similar CNCs who haven’t had the same scrutiny applied, and therefore haven’t faced the same compliance costs. Compliance costs for CNC machines can be considerable, but are always cheaper than the consequences of a workplace accident. Reputable sellers of CNC machines will be able to explain the safety features of their CNC, and how they meet the appropriate legislation. At Jacks we also insist you place your new CNC in a safe position. But if you’re buying supercheap, secondhand, or already have an older CNC as part of your workshop, assuming your CNC is safe is an assumption you make at your peril.

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