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Joinery, Cabinetmaking & Kitchen Manufacturing Industries

March 2013

cnc usage how prevalent is it or will it be

smart kitchens products that look smart and think smart

clean air legal & practical moves


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pohutukawa magic 14 COVER Servo-Drive from Blum see p38.

This award winning house in Piha reflects the integration of the man made with the natural landscape as its sits perfectly within its coastal environment.

Photo courtesy of Blum.

COLUMNS Master Joiners 4 Rhys Powell talks of rising work levels and the need for a corresponding increase in apprenticeships. Laminex Group Update 12 Melle de Pater reflects on 100 years of Formica and what has changed and remained the same with this iconic company. Dr Buzz 25 Duncan Such comments on the reason for the rise in nesting and why it is here to stay.

computers & cnc 18 A quick survey shows that around half of kiwi kitchen and cabbie makers are using a nesting set up. We look at several examples of those who have recently joined the ranks and others who are buying their second generation machines.

smart kitchens 34 From electronic drawers to pop up screens our top end kitchens are getting smarter - but smart is not always complex as we see with some of the other products that are currently smartening up our kitchens.

Due Process 68 Geoff Hardy explains employer responsibility in terms of the Health and Safety Act. A view from both sides 69 Tony DeLorenzo tells how FoC’s are always attempting to sabotage the job. Web Directions 70 Matt Woodward informs on ongoing issues with Java software and how to avoid them.

REGULAR News & Info 4 - 13 Trade Directories - 72 JITO news - 77

factory air quality 50 There is little doubt that the standard of air quality has improved in our factories over the decades. We look at the current legislation covering this area and the development of dust extraction systems to meet specific needs.

sliding technology 66 Architectural style meets function and durability in the Brio range of Australian engineered sliding and folding door hardware recently introduced by Ingersoll Rand.

Product Focus - 76 Classifieds - 80

PPG introduce new wood stain colour range ... page 48 JOINERS Magazine March 2013 page 3


from the presidents desk

consents & apprentices At last there are a few signs starting to point toward 2013 being a good year for the industry. With good workloads reported in many areas and the Christchurch rebuild finally gaining momentum, it is great to see a positive start to the year. There have also been strong increases in consents for both residential and commercial builds in the early part of the year which is great for the building and construction industry and of course Master Joiners. This increase in workloads as always, brings about the usual problem of a lack of qualified trades people to fill extra positions created by the increase in work. Over the past few years it has been obvious that the number of apprentices being trained was below the level needed to cope with future needs of the joinery industry. The good news is that the government has also recognised that this is a problem that is not only going to affect the Joinery industry but many other industries throughout New Zealand. They have come up with a package to help cover some of the costs for apprentices and employers during training through most industries in a bid to increase the number of apprentices and reduce the effect of the current limited number of qualified workers. Although this package is not a complete fix for this problem it is certainly a good start to replenishing our stock of trade qualified workers. The package is limited to a certain number of apprentices and has a time frame so members are urged to get in early and make the most of this offer. With the early part of 2013 being a busy period for most of us it is now time to look forward and put time aside for the conference in Nelson on 20-22nd June 2013. Once again this annual event is going to be an opportunity to take some time out and share what the Nelson area has to offer as well as catching up with other like minded joiners. A great chance to learn, share knowledge and of course showcase your work in the awards. This year we have a wide variety of presentations, activities and displays from some of our many sponsors. Registration packs are out shortly so don’t delay put the dates in your diary now.

Mr Nobuo Kikutake.

Todd Blackadder.

SuperFinish Launch Daiken New Zealand recently had a very successful product launch for its new Customwood SuperFinish board. Over two nights at Rosebank Estate just out of Christchurch around 100 architects, designers, builders, joiners and merchants enjoyed the hospitality of the Daiken team and heard of the board’s excellent finish and machinability The function started with a welcome speech from Mr Nobuo Kikutake, Managing Director of Daiken New Zealand Limited, followed by a presentation from Technical Manager Federico Roura, who talked of the general quality and production of Customwood MDF, before going into more detail about the innovative Customwood SuperFinish. Customwood SuperFinish is a dense board specially designed and developed for customers seeking a ‘supreme finish’ and ‘excellent machinability’. It has a ‘minimal level of formaldehyde emission’ and is compliant not only with the highest NZ/AUS standard but also the stricter JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). Formaldehyde emission is considered to trigger Asthma and in NZ, 15% of the adult population and 20% of children suffer from Asthma. Customwood SuperFinish offers clients the highest quality board while providing the healthiest environment for families and colleagues. Todd Blackadder and Dave Hewitt, the coaches of Canterbury Crusaders attended the night to celebrate the sponsors’ product launch. They talked of the Canterbury experience and also autographed giveaway prizes for those attending. Mr Kikutake said Daiken, as a Canterbury based company, will promote Customwood SuperFinish to the NZ market, and particularly to the local Christchurch rebuild, helping Christchurch to be a healthy city.

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Joiners will benefit at

buildnz designex buildnz designex 2013 will offer joiners a unique experience to see the greatest and latest industry equipment and technology from all around the world, as well as take advantage of the dozens of free seminars. “There’re still months to go but already more than 85% of the floor space has gone and we’re looking to add more,” says XPO Exhibition’s Rob Lavender. “It’s looking to be one of the best buildnz designex shows in recent years and there’ll be plenty to interest joiners and related trades. We’re getting a lot of demand from local and international exhibitors as well as professional organisations, and the excitement is growing.” Among those industry groups supporting buildnz designex 2013is theNZ Institute of Architects, which is hosting two full days of CPD sessions for its members alongside the show. “In addition to NZIA, buildnz designex is endorsed by the Registered Master Builders Federation, Certified Builders Association, BRANZ, Designers Institute, Furniture Association and Lifemark – some of which intend to hold their own seminars onsite which illustrates the value this event adds to the entire industry,” says Rob. “This year there are even more sector professional development opportunities and seminar presentations available to visitors,including many focused on the needs of joiners and builders. Excluding NZIA CPD Day sessions, all seminars are free of charge and available to any attendee. This really adds value for the wider build, construction and design industries. It highlights a commitment to information and education that buildnz designex 2013brings and how we are raising the bar for skill levels no matter how experienced or junior the person might be. There’s something for everyone.” buildnz designex aims to host the best and brightest products and services for the building, design and construction sectors, including joinery, structural systems, hardware, tools, flooring, surface finishes, interiors, lighting, textiles and more all there for visitors to get up close and personal with. One new exhibitor that all joiners should check out is the Natural House Company. Duncan Abrey says that his floor and joinery finishes, exterior cladding and deck oils are from pure plant chemistry, many made here in New Zealand. “Awareness of 'health based building' is becoming more and more mainstream and our products meet that need, yet durability and costs are on par with the best performing chemical based finishes commonly specified by the building industry. We will have a full range of products and sample boards on display at buildnz designex, plus specifier kits available, including many of our joinery products.” “There’ll be plenty of fun and valuable networking time too, and one lucky attendee will win a brand-new FordMondeo Titanium EcoBoost worth $52,990,” says Rob. “More than 5,000 trade visitors know the value of attending and everyone serious about success should join them.” buildnz designex 2013 will be held Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th June at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. The event is expected to attract more than 5,000 trade visitors. Online preregistration and entry are free at www.buildnz.com 

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The magazine for the joinery, cabinetmaking & kitchen manufacturing industries Official Publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation and the Laminate Fabricators Society

EDITOR Michael Goddard email: michael@joiners.net.nz

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www.joiners.co.nz ISSN 1173-6836 JOINERS Magazine is the official publication of the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation, and the Laminate Fabricators Society. It is distributed to members of the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen manufacturing industries and is published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Advertising statements or editorial opinion are not necessarily those of the publisher, its staff, the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers Federation Inc., the Laminate Fabricators Society, or their executives, unless expressly stated. All articles printed in JOINERS are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without the express consent of the Publisher or the authors therein. Advertisements and articles are accepted without liability as to the accuracy or otherwise of the factual matters represented.

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Biesse innovation at LIGNA 2013

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iesse will be launching numerous technological innovations at LIGNA in May, both in terms of new products and software, with the aim of providing 360° customer satisfaction - proof of the fact that even in difficult times Biesse is still investing in research and development. The investments made by Biesse in recent years to renew and extend the product ranges will allow the company to appear at one of the most important trade fairs in the world with solutions that are increasingly aimed at meeting customers needs, guaranteeing the high standards of quality, finish and design typical of machines that are Made in Biesse. “We are proud to return to LIGNA with important news – comments Cesare Tinti, Director of the Wood Division. “We respond to the needs of our customers not only by offering new technology but also by putting onto the market a unique software, capable of simplifying the management of numerically controlled machines to the greatest possible extent, an ambitious project that we have been developing for years and will be proud to present at this trade fair”.

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In Hanover the new software, developed entirely by Biesse, will be at centre stage. An intuitive and innovative solution that, thanks to its extreme simplicity of use, will allow Customers to simulate the machining operation to be carried out by the machine with great precision, guaranteeing simplified process management, improved performance and reduced machining times. It will also be possible to see in operation solutions for solid wood machines, especially for doors and windows with new, highly automated and extremely versatile products. Revolutionary machines in terms of the technology, ease of use and productivity. A large area will be given over to edgebanding machines with a range of flexible solutions for the craftsmen needs to the automatic production lines required by the large industries. On the stand will be showing our fully operational working centres, created to provide highly competitive performance levels in various types of application. Technology solutions for boring and cutting; the presentation of a finishing centre capable of carrying out all kinds of operations for sanding requirement. The clients who attend the demonstrations of machines at the trade fair will be able to see the features typical of Biesse technology, such as high levels of flexibility, ease of use and high productivity, distinctive elements that are today considered essential by those who work with wood and wood derivatives. LIGNA 2013 Hanover, May 6th-10th 2013 Biesse - Hall 25 stand B46 C45

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Melle de Pater, GM of The Laminex Group addresses guests at the Museum.

Formica Forever® Celebrating 100 years of business

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ith an audience of nearly 300 of who’s who in the kitchen manufacturing and design scene, The Laminex Group put on an impressive function at the Auckland Museum in late February to celebrate 100 years since Formica® first appeared back in 1913. MC’d by The Laminex Group’s Jared Dinneen, the event was formerly opened by Laminex General Manager Melle de Pater. Key events in the product’s history were then outlined in a visually fascinating presentation using overheads by Renee HytryDerrington, VP of Design for Fletcher Building, Laminate & Panel. Well known artist David Trubridge then launched the 2013 Formica Formations competition. This competition was first held in 2011 and is a world wide event. An exciting part of the function was the announcement of the new Formica ® Anniversary Collection for 2013. The range consists of twelve patterns in four collections: The Ellipse™ Collection uses the ‘hidden oval’ in the iconic Formica brand logo. Of particular note is the 1913 Red Ellipse™, a strong red that was the signature colour of the brand back in 1913. The Endless™ Collection creates digital grain from bars that alternately layer and punch through a coloured base while the Dotscreen™ and Halftone™ Collections celebrate the brand’s history of exuberant colour and printing technology. 

Jared Dinneen, Melle de Pater, Renee Hytry-Derrington & David Trubridge.

Renee Hytry-Derrington, (pictured in the 1950 zone) spoke about the history of the Formica brand at the event.

The Formica Anniversary collection consists of 12 colours reflecting the history of the brand.


The Laminex Group, proud to be celebrating

100 years

of the

Formica Brand

1913 - 2013

For more information please call 0800 303 606 or visit us online at www.formica.co.nz

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From The Publisher

Of wood & machines ... The concept of nested base manufacturing has been with us here in New Zealand for some years now. It was interesting to explore the subject and its relevance today with our feature on it. For those in the joinery, cabinetmaking and kitchen industry this method of manufacture has well and truly embedded itself. We have some interesting insights into the process in this issue. For those looking at kitchens we thought it might be interesting to ask the main players what they have to offer for the ‘smart kitchen’ and the response showed that new innovative processes and products are alive and well in the New Zealand scene. Of particular interest to me is the coverage of the Architectural Excellence for Residential winner from the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards for 2012. This beachside property out at Piha is simply stunning made even more so by the outstanding photography from Patrick Reynolds. This project took nearly a year to complete and looks deceptively simple but of course is not. I’m hearing the judges were pretty blown away when they saw this entrant. The story and pics are worth a gander. For me it was interesting to see what products were being used to produce the end result particularly in terms of the woods and finishes. An interesting milestone happened recently as well with the 100 year anniversary of Formica(R). This is truly an iconic product. The name is pretty much generic even though its manufacturers have moved to protect the brand. A flash launch, a new 2013 range and a great competition were rolled out. There will be more on this in future issues for sure. It is not often we focus on the issue of pollution or what they call these days ‘air quality’ but with many thanks to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment we have put together the latest on what manufacturers need to watch out for in the modern factory vis a vis air quality and health and safety. There are tighter parameters these days so keeping up with the play is important for factory owners and operators. Oh, and a reminder to Master Joiners: the conference this year is in sunny Nelson 2022 June. Haven’t been there for a number of years (since the last conference I think!), be good to check it out once again. For those further afield this would make a good winter break and catch up with old friends in the process. Till next time Bob Nordgren

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trade fairs been After seven intense days in January, German trade fairs imm cologne and LivingKitchen closed their doors with very good results. 1,250 companies from more than 50 countries showcased the latest trends for the coming year and attracted 142,000 visitors to Cologne, confirming it as a focal point of the furniture and kitchen industry. The trends were: imm cologne • megatrend - the nature theme • upholstery fabrics with subtle stripes, zigzags, floral, abstract or geometric patterns • small, free-standing, functional upholstered furniture with soft, rounded corners & edges • box-spring beds • wall units (highboards, lowboards, display cabinets) • colours - strong plain colours, blue, grey • oak in all its variations • concealed LED technology LivingKitchen • continuing trend towards open-plan livingkitchen rooms • courageous use of new, natural materials – glass, ceramic, wood • more convenience for the user • the resource efficiency of appliances is a crucial keyword • modern household appliances are becoming increasingly intelligent • plain or colourful – anything goes The next trade fair duo

GVP is proud to announce the completion of their stand at the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell, Auckland. Their stand features many of the products they market including decking, flooring, laminates, natural and reconstructed veneers and LITEwood, their new light weight alternative to solid timber. The stand is a great resource for designers, architects and home owners to be inspired by the use of natural and sustainable building products. Visitors to the stand can request product information and samples from the Home Ideas reception, or simply by contacting the GVP sales team on 09 838 3000. 

Master Joiners dates MJ Conference Thursday 20th June - Saturday 22nd June. The Rutherford Hotel Nelson. Registration details at www. masterjoiners.co.nz

imm cologne // LivingInteriors 13 - 19th January 2014 imm cologne // LivingKitchen 12 - 18th January 2015 For more go to www.imm-cologne.com

trade fairs coming Arguably two of the world’s most important trade fairs for those involved in wood & panel manufacture and kitchen design. Timed to compliment each other Ligna is held in Hannover, Germany from the 6th - 10th of May followed by interzum held in Cologne from the 13th to the 16th of May. www.ligna.de www.interzum.com

GVP goes live at Home Ideas in Auckland

MJ Awards 2013 Entry is free and restricted to Master Joiners members only and can include any project manufactured by your company. Closing date for entries is Friday 26th of April. Entry forms, rules, guidelines and a template guide are available from www.masterjoiners. co.nz MJ Apprentice Awards 2013 Open to all joinery apprentices in New Zealand and can included any project which has at least been 80% completed by an apprentice. Entry forms available on line at www.masterjoiners.co.nz. Closing Date Friday 26th April 2013. Enquiries to info@masterjoiners. co.nz or Ph/Fax (06) 844 9956


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The Laminex Group

update Lessons from history It’s been busy start to the year for The Laminex Group. There has been so much happening, all of it positive, and this is reflective of how many pages are dedicated to us in this issue of JOINERS Magazine! On 28 February we hosted a Formica Forever reception at the Auckland Museum to kick off our year-long celebrations marking 100 years of the iconic Formica® brand. I was quite overwhelmed by the number of guests - nearly 300 including customers, industry representatives, media and even the odd celebrity. I was touched by the respect, loyalty and affection that our customers continue to show for the Formica brand. While I was researching material for my speech – I discovered some riveting stories about the company that had been written down by ex-employees over half a century ago as well as an old promotional cine film of the Papakura plant showing the manufacturing process. I’m pleased to say that health and safety has improved immensely since then! Rummaging through the archives we also found albums from the 60s and 70s – largely capturing the initial building work – but also the family days and Santa parades that make for fascinating viewing. But although the haircuts and fashions caused much hilarity back at HQ, it made me realise that our commitment to staff, along with our family friendly policies have remained true through the decades – and thank goodness for that. We have always been a company that is dedicated to supporting our staff, not only while at work but in their personal lives too. In the December issue of Joiners it was reported that Canterbury was experiencing retention issues as demand for skilled and motivated employees increased as the rebuild gets underway. As well as supporting our customers as best we can in Christchurch, we have also made sure that our own staff felt well looked after through this difficult time – it’s important that our employees know that we are ready to help. On the subject of employees, we are now in a very good position; we have hired approximately 10 new people already this year, bolstering the team to help deliver our strategy to clearly target the residential, commercial and distributor market segments. Rachel Cox has been promoted to head up the distributor channel in her new role as National Channel Manager and we have appointed a new National Sales Manager Terry McLaughlin who is already implementing sound and solid improvements to our customer offer. But as well as new joiners we also have some employees who’ve been with us a long time –some since the late 1960s! I credit this to taking care of the good talent we have and creating a working environment that is challenging and enjoyable. So as we celebrate our successes it’s important to acknowledge that it’s our people and customers that have been the ones who got us there – thank you all. Melle de Pater General Manager The Laminex Group

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committed to Caesarstone The Laminex Group has recently confirmed their commitment to the engineered stone market with a new five year distribution agreement for Caesarstone in the New Zealand market. Caesarstone is the original engineered stone brand, now available in over 40 countries.The Laminex Group introduced Caesarstone to the New Zealand market in 2003, and has become the brand of choice for designers, kitchen manufacturers and cabinetmakers. Caesarstone is widely accepted as the benchmark when it comes to product quality and colour innovation. The Laminex Group is investing more in the brand, with fresh new merchandising and showroom displays hitting the market. More importantly, as part of its new distribution agreement, The Laminex Group has been able to pass on significant savings to make Caesarstone more affordable. Six new Caesarstone colours were launched in October last year, which has had a fantastic reception from the market. More innovation is to come in 2013, with market leading colours and patterns to be added to the range. Caesarstone is supported not just by a 10 year product warranty, but is reinforced by the stability of The Laminex Group, a Fletcher Building business. As the largest independent distributor of engineered stone, The Laminex Group not only backs up its products, it has the scale to hold sufficient stock on hand to maintain continuity of supply. Caesarstone benchtops are only as good as the person who fabricates and installs them. The Laminex Group only supplies Caesarstone through a national network of approved fabricators. The Laminex Group has a new and improved website, please visit www.thelaminexgroup. co.nz for further information about Ceasarstone.


Jacks

Ingersoll Rand Introduce Brio To New Zealand

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Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies has been appointed as New Zealand distributor of the Brio portfolio of quality, Australian engineered sliding and folding door hardware. Led by Product Manager Stuart Taylor and supported by an industry leading team, Ingersoll Rand are proud to supply the Brio brand of door hardware which includes the well known Weatherfold, Timberoll and Single Run lines here in New Zealand. For more information see page 66 of this issue.

Jacks are pleased to announce they are representing Australian dust control experts Micronair throughout New Zealand. Designed and built in Australia, Micronair extractors offer a range of powerful, quiet and efficient machines for today’s manufacturing environment. With solutions for dust, fibres and fumes from 5.5 to 75kW as standard and larger as required, the modular filter unit design allows virtually unlimited airflow requirements to be catered for. The units offer a variety of waste storage and transfer options to suit all manner of requirements and budgets. With features such as fully automated inverter fan speed management (variable speed drive control) and auto shut-off gate options, they provide clean air and huge energy savings with a minimal machine footprint. Micronair ’sVibra-flow range clean themselves automatically at shutdown during breaks or the end of the day. The Clean-flow range reverse pulse extractors are your choice when continuous ‘online’ cleaning is required. They are available with conventional filter socks or space saving pleated filters.

Resene Total Colour Awards on again for 2013

Because the Micronair units operate on 'negative pressure' they’re far superior at retaining fine dust. Essentially the entire system is operating at a pressure below the outside atmosphere pressure - which means even if there were a leak point it would draw air into the system - not leak dust out.

Have you completed a project with creative and excellent use of Resene colour? If so, make sure to enter it into this year’s Resene Total Colour Awards. To make it easier to enter this year you can enter your images and information electronically or by CD if you want. Resene showcase a wide range of entries on their Resene website in the Resene Total colour Awards gallery and include many projects in Resene media during the year.

What’s more, because a Micronair unit can be located inside, you avoid the resource consent and neighbourhood issues that often accompany putting a large unit outside. However, where outside location is preferred that’s no problem thanks to the full galvanised and powder coated construction and exterior rated fan and motor used.

Each category wins $1000 and a Resene Total Colour Award sculpture with the overall winner collecting $5000 and an exclusive Resene Total Colour Nightingale Annual Sculpture. For more info go to www. resene.co.nz and click on ‘Win a colourful award’

As industry – and regulatory – focus grows on ways to keep NZ workshops cleaner, healthier and more energy efficient, now’s the time to be considering Micronair for your dust extraction needs.

www.jacks.co.nz

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Architectural

NZ Wood Resenes Timber Design Awards 2012 winner JOINERS Magazine March 2013 page 14


Excellence Under Pohutukawa - Herbst Architects

Pohutukawa Magic

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his year’s winner of the Architectural Excellence Residential is particularly satisfying for its understated amalgamation and integration of the man made with the naturally made. The winning entry in this category needs to show the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either stand alone or multi unit or multi storey project. This ambitious project is manifestly innovative in its use of timber and creates a visually distinctive impact. Built on the west coast at Piha just out of Auckland, it was designed for its owners as both a holiday home and a coastal retreat for extended stays. As architect Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects who designed this house alongside his partner Nicola, states “In a conceptual sense, both detail and material wise, this is the most advanced project we have worked on so far.” Structurally, this project has an astounding sense of delicacy yet remains a statement of robustness. The outward appearance of simplicity combined with superb inner precision is at the heart of this design. Nothing is left to chance in what the architects describe as a technically complex project. With the building code being as strict as it is especially in coastal areas and involving native Pohutakawa, New Zealand’s own Christmas tree, the designers needed to step lightly: the site untouched, was covered in Pohutakawa. In consultation with the planners at Waitakere City Council the key decision was made to allow for the removal of some of the trees to create a building space while preserving the perimeter of Pohutakawa facing the road and the beach. To minimise the ‘intrusion’ the entire house was constructed on piles rather than a slab to avoid damaging the roots of the remaining Pohutakawa.

The house is essentially a pair of two storeyed, black stained, cedar clad blocks, containing the bathrooms and bedrooms with the main bedroom atop a single garage. The interior is lined in light coloured poplar ply. The space between these two structures is the key to the overall concept of what Lance calls a structure having a memory of the trees removed. This expansive area containing the kitchen and dining area with a building structure that mimics the Pohutakawa canopy above and around the house. The part glass roof is supported by ‘branches’ of steel and timber which were a challenge to install. The steel and timber struts were made off site and then trucked in to Piha and moved into position in a somewhat delicate (and nerve wracking) manoeuvre over the tree canopy by crane. The mezzanine walkway above the living area which connects the two double storey living quarters contains built in shelving and a large

daybed and is like the rest of the home in its homage to wood: the flooring is Spotted Gum, the shelving is Poplar with the vertical supports for the balustrade and shelving unit in Pinus Radiata and the ceiling is lined with bandsawn Cedar. Poplar ply emanates from everywhere else including the bedroom walls and bedroom furniture. The ceiling in the living area rises some six and a half metres: truly giving the feeling of living within a grove of Pohutakawa. An interesting concept connects the kitchen to the adjacent living area. The floor is made from Spotted Gum as is the custom made benchtop allowing for an impressive natural flow through to the living area below the spectacular steel and timber ‘branches’ above. All the inner wooden surfaces have been coated in a natural look finish supplied by Natural Oils Ltd from their Osmo range: a big undertaking in its own right. The house is full of matching (continued overpage)

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natural with man made: the chunky look of the central benchtop augments the Pohutakawa surrounding the living and kitchen area, the Poplar ply lined kitchen with its mild steel looks melded into and not additional to its surroundings, the Cedar clad blocks with their bark like look. To the eye this house reeks of common sense: it maximises the advantages the site offers and then more. It is no wonder the owners are truly happy campers. Special mention should be made of all the wooden cabinetry: it is an integral part of the house’s overall look let alone utility. Custom made by Lindon Harris from Johannes Erren Cabinetmakers working mainly in Poplar ply, the excellence is exemplified by the book storage space on the mezzanine floor and all the bedroom furniture. “Getting the look just right to match the owners’ wishes was challenging

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but most satisfying in the end” comments Lindon. The blending process throughout the house between light and dark, shelter and openness is created through careful use of natural and man made lighting. Understated florescent strip lighting as in the kitchen is a feature of the night time look. The change of seasons is well planned for in this house as well with the use of wooden sliding doors and shutters being a feature. There are five 2.5m by 2.5m cedar framed sliding doors utilising untinted laminated glass as well as careful use of wooden shutters around the living area. All were produced by well known window and door manufacturer MJN McNaughton Ltd as were the laminated I- beams used to support the glass ceiling over the kitchen and living area.

There were many challenges to meet in constructing this house as well. No more so than the steel framing connecting each of the two living area columns to the correct tree line. “This had to be millimetre correct for the whole thing to work” says builder John Armstrong. “Much of the detail in this project may not be so obvious to the untrained eye but it was obviously not lost on the judges” Other examples include the construction of the exterior of the two living areas and the roof over the living area: there are four kilometres of battens affixed in a disciplined pattern over three weeks then stained in a colour called Midnight while the manufacture of the roof over the living area with its tree like steel and timber struts was made upside down in one piece offsite before being lifted into place. The detail in this house is amazing: even the


“...the building needed to have the memory of the trees. We broke the building into smaller pieces so it didn’t have such a large mass. The two storeyed structures we saw as the stumps of the trees we had cut down. We knew we needed a double volume space so you could experience the trees in their entirety, so the living space is designed to feel neither man made nor natural, inside or outside.” Lance Herbst

opening and shutting of doors and windows is calculated to moderate the internal temperature by allowing for cooling cross breezes. This project truly went from an ‘unbuildable’ area to a well thought out merging of natural and man made elements. One final accolade needs to be made: the owners of this house played no small part in the final look of this house. Although they gave the architects practically carte blanche, they were there every step of the way organising this and organising that: an integral part of this masterful production.

CREDITS Photography Patrick Reynolds Architects Herbst Architects Structural Engineer Jonathan Boerson of Structure Design Building contractor John Armstrong Interior timbers Plytech International Internal cabinetry Lindon Harris of Johannes Erren Cabinetmakers Hinge & drawer systems Blum NZ Ltd Kitchen tab handles Katalog Brushed steel kitchen splashback Freestyle Stainless Spotted Gum benchtop Lindon Harris of Johannes Erren Cabinetmakers Kitchen mixer Cox Paini from Metrix Interior wood finish Natural Oils Ltd Exterior wood stain Drydens Wood Oil Exterior sliding doors, shutters & roof beams MJN McNaughton Ltd Roof Glass Metropolitan Glass Stainless steel fabrication New Zealand Stainless Ltd

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nesting & computers at work Nesting has been an increasing method of cutting panel in the kitchen and cabinetmaking industries for almost two decades and is closely linked to the increasing role of computers and software in the industry. We took a quick survey to gauge the extent of that increase and then look at several case studies illustrating the reasons why this trend is likely to continue.

Quick survey of 10* “once you start you don’t stop - you continue to upgrade and expand”

Do you currently use a cnc set up in your manufacturing process?

If no - are you considering it in the near future?

“I am either a traditional wood worker or I have my head in the sand”

“we are small, we are busy, all our business is referral work, we use architectural drawings, we dont need to change our set-up”

Yes

No

No

Yes

What do you use computers for in your business?

Are you likely to expand this usage in the near future?

we need to keep expanding our usage to stay competitive”

“with just two guys on the floor I find a white board ok to plan our work”

“eventually I want everything linked from sales through to the wharehouse”

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Admin

design

production

Time management

wharehousing

Yes

* 10 Master Joiner members selected at random, one from each of the associations. Margin for error quite large.

No


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Win the latest

3d software Be in the draw to win the 3D-QT Pro Design software - if you are a cabinetmaker or kitchen designer simply email your address details to michael@joiners.net.nz and you could be the lucky winner for this issue of JOINERS Magazine

For a preview of this latest upgrade go to www.3dkitchen.com and click on the 3D Kitchen-QT link.

Chris and Rose Adams of 3D Kitchen are now offering their latest 3D Kitchen-QT version. 3D Kitchen has well and truly established itself in the industry with a record second to none. Chris and Rose began their kitchen design software business back in 1993, so are now in their 20th year. The latest version of the software incorporates a state of the art user interface (main design screen) as well as fully interactive 3D motion for finished designs. This enables users to display to their customers in high resolution, smooth motion real-time 3D movement. As well as this 3D Kitchen is still offered in 3 distinct versions, so you just get what your business requires. This ranges from the 3D Pro Design version through to to 3D Pro Toolpath

CNC Nesting version. Together with the 3D improvements, developments have also been done on the production side to make translation from design to CNC machining completely automatic. There is no machine we can't run from 3D Kitchen. The results and accuracy are well proven.

Despite the very high costs intrinsic in software development, 3D Kitchen has still been able to keep end-user prices down. This is purely as a result of having a large and loyal customer base together with continuing high levels of sales to new customers. We are very grateful for your solid support.

The policy of 3D Kitchen has always been to offer full featured software at the most affordable price. This does not mean 3D Kitchen is inferior because of its affordability. Quite the opposite. 3D Kitchen has no hidden costs. Clients get everything clearly explained and receive the total uncompromised package at the best possible cost. There are no nasty shocks later when you find you have been sold only half of what you really need.

In the past 3D Kitchen, in conjunction with JOINERS Magazine, has offered a free giveaway of their software each year for the past four years. This year we are stepping this up with the new software release, and are now offering the 3D-QT Pro Design software package free of charge to one applicant with every issue of JOINERS Magazine for 2013. Conditions may apply.

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imos in NZ Since its launch of imos in 2008, IT Bureau has supported and serviced numerous customers with imos implementations. imos has established a growing reputation as the most powerful and flexible software of its kind. Whether linking directly to your machine (CNC, beam saw, edge bander, etc.) or importing designs for manufacturing, imos boasts a host of services to increase productivity and efficiency. To learn more about imos, visit www. imos3d.co.nzor call Simon Van Remoortel on 0800 303 606. Bay Joinery offices and factory in Nelson.

imos case studies - Bays Joinery & Sockburn Joinery

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stablished in 1992, Bays Joinery has grown from a small business to one of Nelson's largest and most respected joinery manufacturers. Using the latest design and technology trends from around the world Bays Joinery focus on traditional joinery and cabinetry for residential market as well as commercial projects. The previous software solution at Bays Joinery was lacking the ability to change settings in a cabinet in a fast and flexible way, prompting the shift to imos which allows the user to easily modify the construction and add accessories very easily. This has now reduced the labour time on the workshop floor significantly, while improving consistency and quality across the entire production process.

With almost all panel based jobs now completed using imos, the software is obviously very important to Bays Joinery both now and with plans for future growth. imos is used to drive quality and future capacity, with labour shifting from the floor to the office. Any workings required are programmed up front using imos, and processed on the CNC machinery, rather than leaving it to the production guys on the floor to sort out. Managing Director, George Molnar, has seen big changes in the furniture and joinery industry, from the introduction

of overlay self-closing hinges and integrated drawer systems to flatbed nesting machines and manufacturing software solutions, “If you would have told me 15 years ago that we would have 14 computers and a server to run the business, I wouldn’t have believed you”. He advises businesses that are looking at investing in manufacturing software to keep their eyes wide open. Implementing a new software solution does have challenges, but the opportunities for improvement are significant. George credits IT Bureau for their support, from the initial system set up, through to staff training, for his team’s success in implementing imos. With over 70 years combined joinery and design experience, Bays Joinery has received a number of awards in the Master Builders Regional and National Kitchen, Bathroom and Showroom categories. It is a member of the NKBA, the Master Joiners Association and an Associate member of the Master Builders Federation. Bays joinery has showrooms in both Nelson and Blenheim.

www.baysjoinery.co.nz

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ockburn Joinery Ltd. has been serving the building industry since 1971. They produce domestic and commercial joinery and have a great deal of experience gathered over the years. They continually make substantial investment in technology, to guarantee their customers quality and accuracy. Back in 2010, owner Tony Lemmens felt the need to update the internal processes to the latest technology available and to future-proof them. They chose and implemented imos, the manufacturing solution from IT Bureau. Today, more than 90% of the jobs are done in imos. Imos is linked with the two Selco beam saws. Sockburn Joinery is also running two Biesse pod-and-rail CNC machines. A link between imos and these machines is planned for the future. The biggest impact of implementing imos was in the production office. imos has improved the specification process of jobs significantly. At the same time, it improved the accuracy of the output of documentation and machine files. Thanks to the great support from the IT Bureau team, Sockburn Joinery has been improving and fine-tuning the imos solution to their requirements. Tony is convinced he made the right decision and is convinced that imos will play an important part in the future of the business. Sockburn Joinery is located in Yaldhurst, Christchurch and is a Master Joiner member.

www.sockburnjoinery.co.nz

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Jason Smith with the new Biesse Skill 1536 recently installed at the Heirloom Tauranga factory.

Biesse Skill 1536 - lessening input increasing output Heirloom Kitchens in Tauranga have been manufacturing kitchens for 30 years, so when they decided it was time to upgrade their machinery and plant they had a good idea of what they wanted and they found it in a Biesse Skill 1536 with auto load and unload and a Biesse Roxyl 4.5 CNC edgebander with return. JOINERS magazine spoke to Heirloom General Manager Jason Smith about the purchase and install process. Heirloom Kitchens slogan is “the builders choice” - and they are, with a large portion of their work coming from building firms. To live up to that slogan requires a quality product to be delivered when promised. Heirloom Kitchens have been doing just that for several decades, in fact their was a time before the GFC when this firm ran 24 hours a day to supply its orders. There will be no need for that in the near future though as the recent purchases of the Biesse Skill and Roxyl has doubled their production capacity without any additional labour or shift time. General Manager Jason Smith said their existing nesting set up was still doing the job ok - but was just a bit tired and a bit outdated. “Ideally we would have replaced it a couple of years ago but we have just been hanging off while the market weakened. Now with sales picking up we wanted to be well positioned for an expanding market.”

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Jason says they looked at all the options before purchasing the Biesse. “We have always used European machinery so were inclined that way. We liked the idea that Biesse is a very popular brand so there are lots of parts readily available and they have a good service team which was important to us as downtime is never a good time - but it was the new technology in the machine that suited our needs best.”

I would estimate that in the six months since both machines were installed we have increased capacity by 50% on the same shift times. Also the finish on the edgebanding is awesome and requires no further work.”

“Inline production and automation means both machines can be easily operated by one person and the speed of the throughput is a constant. This is important as the machine operator no longer requires assistance and the automatic feed means the machine runs at a set speed and is not subject to the physical ability or tiredness of an operator when loading.

“We were very busy and Biesse had to consider this as well as working in with the other groups involved such as the extraction and electrical work. Biesse were organised every step of the way and we were installed, commissioned, trained and fully operational again within a week.

On top of this the Skill is very easy to operate, while we have experienced operators used to cnc machinery, it is really push button simple, and the learning curve has been brief, our 17 old apprentice has picked it up in a day or two.

The install was in August last year and Heirloom had a very defined time line for it to happen within.

We are very pleased with the outcome, it has been a big investment but pay back is very obvious already in terms of improved quality and increased production.” 


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Grant Clarkson and Mick Richardson in front of their new ICAM router which is the center point of their new contract cutting operation.

Independent contract cutters CAD CAM NZ are a 2013 start up company specialising in independent contract cutting for the kitchen, shopfitting and cabinetmaking industries along with others requiring components cut from panel, plastic and non ferrous metals. JOINERS Magazine spoke to owners Grant Clarkson and Mick Richardson about their business and the new ICAM they have purchased to do the job. Both men come from the boat building industry. Mick is a qualified boat builder working for the likes of Alloy and Cookson where he gained experience with five axis CNC machines before moving into design and becoming equally experienced in that side of the business. Grants experience is in industrial design and most recently yacht design and build. The reduction in activity in the yacht industry over the last few years saw them looking to use their experience in other areas of the industry and they decided to set up CAD CAM NZ with the aim of providing a cutting service in timber, panel, plastics and non ferrous metal across all industries. In January this year the company purchased an ICAM CNC router. Grant and Mick spent some time researching their purchase and looked at a range of European

machines before settling on the ICAM XT 6518 liking its sturdy build and its 6.5m x 1.8m vacuum bed which enables them to cut for a wide variety of clients from standard sized panel for kitchen manufacturers to outsize requirements for larger projects. “We wanted a basic work horse and are confident that we have one here,” says Mick. “ICAM were able to modify the machine to suit our requirements the double bed allows us to offload and organise while we are cutting making it a very efficient machine. We also liked the idea of it being largely a NZ product with the associated local support and response to any issues that may arise.” This support began with the initial install and set-up, carried out by Scott Villis from ICAM.

“Scott was great,” says Grant. “He had it installed and us cutting within 4 days, and while we are still to familiarise ourselves with it completely the learning curve has been slight.” Along with their experience in both design and production the pair also have a couple of other ingredients which will assist in their success. “We have been a client,” says Mick. “Now as a supplier we know what customers want. We are very flexible, clients can supply their own board, their own cutting list if they like, or we can do it from scratch. They can drop off and pick up the job or we can arrange transportation. And also very importantly we are truly independent - in no way competing with our clients for work or custom. 

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Fiji manufacturer wins with Masterwood M

ahogany Industries Fiji Limited is a timber joinery, furniture and cabinetry manufacturer based in Lautoka in the Fiji Islands. It employs 54 staff and has catered to the resorts and residential markets in Fiji for over ten years. The company recently commissioned a new Masterwood 310 CNC router, supplied by Machines R US in Auckland, to further improve the productivity and capability of its operation. “Being located in Fiji service support was always going to be challenging with no local CNC dealers,” says owner John Fitzgerald. “After talking with other end users in New Zealand, Machines R Us and Masterwood stood out as having the right machine and the right attitude to service and support.” “I was originally looking for a nested panel set up until speaking with John Fleet at Machines R Us and he pointed out that while nested panels were a big part of our business, the solid timber side of things with mahogany doors and windows along with our furniture, could also benefit from the same technology.” Masterwood had just the right solution for this type of duel purpose production, the Masterwood Project 310 V4L.

The Masterwood has both a nesting and pod & rail setup.

John Fitzgerald with some of his furniture.

The long chassis of the 310 V4L allows for both a nesting table for flat panels at one end and a pod & rail configuration taking up the remainder of the bed. The standard Masternest software takes care of all nesting requirements and Masterworks provides software for doors, windows and other solid wood operation.

With Masterwood the ability to take the machine online to the factory in Italy gives excellent support to the customer for both software and technical issues should they arise.

The machine has some extras above the normal router spindle, tool changer and drill head, such as a dedicated horizontal double exit router spindle for door locks, hinge rebates etc. A C axis is also included on the vertical spindle for 360 degree rotation of pickup aggregates, this includes a heavy duty saw unit and angle head for mitre work. The pod and rail setup includes a clamping system for doors and windows.

For more info on Masterwood solutions contact John Fleet at Machines R Us

Fiji possesses one of the world’s largest plantations of Mahogany and is a great resource for producing high quality timber products.

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Serge Steiner between the Weeke Vantage 512 nesting cell and the Brandt 1650FC edgebander.

Brandt & Weeke at core of business With a history stretching back over 116 years, RH Page has long been a fixture on Auckland’s commercial construction scene. They moved from Kingsland to their current site in West Auckland around 1993, and over the past five or so years they’ve undertaken a refocusing of their operations to become “Corporate Rollout Specialists”, producing for an international market. The Company’s evolution has been meticulously planned and implemented – resulting in a structured, efficient and growing business that is reaping the benefits from new machines at the core of its operations – a new Weeke nesting cell, and Brandt edgebander. “We have always placed a lot of importance on getting the right staff” says Operations Manager Serge Steiner. “Having personnel with the right attitude and with appropriate training has been key to the company’s growth. We aim to make the most of each staff member’s capabilities.” In keeping with this focus on staff for the past five years RH Page have also been concentrating on developing their in-house design capabilities, and now have eight designers working at the heart of their commercial operations. “We aim to support a customer through the whole process of a job” explains Serge. “Our main commercial work is for l a rg e c o r p o r a t e c u s t o m e r s who need a host of services – from architecture, project and

contract management through to industrial design, procurement, manufacturing, logistics and aftercare. For example we’ve been working on the rebranding of Z Energy service stations – from planning, consents, managing interior fit outs, the works. We offer a complete end-to-end solution.” Part of that complete solution includes a manufacturing hub that has to be fast, flexible and efficient. “The company has grown from 20 to over 80 staff over the past 10 years” says Serge. “We’re working two shifts every day, and our next job might need to be delivered in Sunnyvale, Sydney or Saskatchewan next week.” Manufacturing on this scale requires not only robust machinery, but the capability

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to ramp up production quickly. “We needed to build in some redundant capacity” says Serge. “We’d been working our older machines hard, and they’d reached the point where breakdowns could be critical in terms of meeting our orders.”

has been achieved by moving to 7 days-a-week manufacturing through the introduction of an innovative 4 days on, 4 days off roster, and the adoption of ‘lean manufacturing’ – which combined have lifted productivity immensely.

So at AWISA last year Serge ordered a Vantage 512 Edition Nesting Cell – complete with scissor lift infeed, pusher, belt outfeed and label station. To match the CNC’s capacity they ordered another Brandt, – a 1650FC complete with a powered return.

What’s more, the expansion, which has included moving every machine within the building, has occurred without interrupting their production – quite a feat when you know that the new Weeke cell is 15m long!

RH Page’s growth plan has been unusual in that despite their significant growth they have stayed at their existing site – albeit with an extension, and taking over the building next door. This

They’ve now integrated the Weeke and Brandt with one of their original pod and rail machines giving them a compact production hub that can be operated by just two staff.


“The Weeke has automatic infeed” explains Serge. “The gantry picks up the panel and pulls it onto the flatbed. While it is machining the operator can be loading a job on the older point-to-point, or feeding the edgebander. When it finishes, a pusher off loads the pieces onto a conveyor outfeed, while an automatic labelling station directs the operator to label each piece as it reaches the end of the conveyor.” From here it’s just a few metres to the infeed of the new Brandt, while the Weeke starts work on the next panel. The labelling system means every piece of every order is easily identified, and subsequent processing or assembly runs smoothly. As RH Page use Empower time management software, Serge can quantify the benefits of their new machines. “We’ve seen a 60% time saving in machining time using the new nesting cell” he says. “It’s given us the redundant capacity we needed.” Furthermore, the company has retained its older machines, including another pod-

and-rail CNC, a Holzma beamsaw and an earlier model Brandt – all of which are still in production, but often just in an overflow capacity. When discussing the decision to go with the Homag group machinery, Serge points to a strong history with Jacks. “For our clients, the buck stops with us. We’re not afraid to take responsibility, and we work hard to fix mistakes. So for us, relationships are key. Jacks Service team work a similar way. Of course price and the speed of the Weeke were important considerations when it came to buying, but parts and service back-up from Jacks – particularly the willingness of their people to keep us producing – was the key driver of our decision.” With their new machinery, and plenty of orders from their customer base (which includes Michael Hill, Liquor King and NZ Lotteries) RH Page are busy. Very busy. “Now we can accommodate a customer doubling their order – as has happened recently. In fact, now we’ve had several

months’production from the new machines we’re really starting to see the efficiency gains and potential that they offer. For example, despite our big increase in capacity, we’re starting to re-allocate staff, away from our CNC manufacturing area because they’re no longer needed there.” With efficiency gains coming from their new Homag group machines, a reorganised CNC processing hub, and a continued emphasis on working smarter, RH Page are the epitome of today’s modern manufacturing company. “We’re playing to our strengths” says Serge. “We do what we’re good at in-house, and contract out where we need to. We believe in keeping agile, flexible and working smarter.” At RH Page working smarter is exactly what they’re doing, and they’re doing it well.

Light wood GVP LITEwood is designed to take the weight out any job where solid timber or panels are used. LITEwood is made from light weight Balsa, formed into sheets, providing a straight and stable substrate for pressing veneer to. LITEwood sheets come in a range of thickness offering a substitute to solid timber for many interior applications. Sheets can be cut into planks after applying face and back veneer then edge finished to create a light and stable timber plank, ideal for interior non structural applications. LITEwood planks are as much as 70% lighter than traditional solid timbers. Available from GVP www.gvpnz.com

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Clients behind move to nested base manufacturing B

uilding solid client relationships based around quality work and the right price has been at the heart of the success of Gisborne based Cherrywood Joinery Ltd. “All our growth comes down to the support of our customers” says owner Richard Childs who along with his wife Bonnie established Cherrywood Joinery back in 2004. The business manufactures everything from kitchens, windows, doors and staircases to furniture, wardrobes and shop fittings. With the growth in the business Cherrywood moved to their new 600m2 factory site in Palmerston Rd two years ago. “To meet every need of our clientele in a timely manner you need to have an efficient manufacturing process” comments Richard. Hence their move to a nested base manufacturing model at the same time as their shift.

“About 80% of our work these days is in kitchen manufacturing. Our client offer is to look after every aspect of the project from design, manufacture and installation through to maintenance if required. To do this and meet demand you have to be efficient so we looked at the nested based process. We had a good look around at various systems and after talking with Steve (Fifield) from Pro Form we settled on one of their ATC 28/13 CNC routers. We have had the machine over a year now and the difference is substantial.” The primary function of the router is the optimising and cutting of MDF board for kitchen cabinetry. The machine is run using EnRoute software for optimisation and 3D Kitchen for the design process. “The 3D software has enabled us to continue offering the ability to do one off work for our clients both quickly and efficiently.”

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The efficiencies of nested base manufacturing have been far reaching: “Having the router is effectively the equivalent of two to three more staff. The savings are obvious. Dealing with Pro Form has been a big part of our success as well. The reassuring advice and prompt service has encouraged us to think this was definitely the right decision.” The move to nested base has led to a complete change in thinking for Richard and his team. “CNC has expanded our ability in regard to design options and efficient production. I would think it has led to at least a 20% increase in production over the last year. In a nutshell, we can think about business opportunities that simply did not exist before we moved to nested base. We are able to offer even better kitchen and joinery solutions to our clients.” explains Richard.

The business has adequate capacity at present but is always looking for ways to improve it. “Solid wood joinery is enjoying good growth at present with a renewed interest in wood so we are looking at joinery software to increase our activity in this area.” Cherrywood currently employ three staff along with Richard and Bonnie as owner/operators and are looking forward to better things ahead. “We are confident in the direction we have taken and are confident it will improve the service we are able to deliver to our all important client base .”

For more information contact Richard or Bonnie Childs, Cherrywood Joinery Ltd on 06 868 0971 or visit www. cherrywoodjoinery.co.nz


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he theme of this months JOINERS Magazine revolves around Nested Based Manufacturing, a subject which has been the cause of much debate.

With demand for “batch size 1�, quick setup is very important but this need not mean that one machine has to be able to perform all tasks with quick changeover. Now it means efficient handling between multiple dedicated machines. These specialised machines are much better suited to quick changeover just on their process which in fact reduces complexity.

I personally was very sceptical when it first entered the scene in the late 90’s. As a process, it is much slower in cutting panels than a saw and is always single sheet cutting. Whereas a beamsaw cuts at much higher feed rates and in a lot of instances can multi sheet cut. Nesting was first developed in the US where two technological advances meant that this method could work successfully in wood panel production. Firslty, the idea of applying large vacuum pumps to the underside of porous expendable coversheets was refined to the point where it could successfully hold panels while allowing the router bit to penetrate the panel. Secondly the development of the solid carbide compression router bit was advanced to allow for dramatically increased feed rates and cutter life.

A loader/stacker feeding a beamsaw and nesting machine

These two developments alone are only part of the story but without them, Nested Based Manufacturing would never have achieved lift off. Over the ensuing 15 years, there have been multiple developments further refining the process and now Nested Based Manufacturing has a firm hold in many countries (though mainland Europe still resists). New Zealand has accepted it with open arms, in no small part due to the fact that our production runs are so

small that the factory management advantages of nesting far outweigh the need for speed. The role of nesting in manufacturing has now matured sufficiently that it is an accepted component even in very large production lines with new machine concepts arriving to smooth this transition. We are now seeing a whole new range of specialised drilling, notching and dowelling machines with the panel passing from one machine to the other. The

This has seen the arrival of more sophisticated materials handling with gantry style stackers and loaded now working through the night to organise panels and feed beamsaws and nesting machines. While I think the existing offerings area a little cumbersome, they are very effective and signal a path for the future. Enjoy your read of JOINERS this month. I am sure you will find it informative. Duncan Such Dr buzz

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stablished 38 years ago, Paul Renwick Joinery has long been part of Christchurch’s joinery scene, catering for a wide range of customers, both residential and commercial, with a wide variety of budgets. As the name suggests, they’re a family business: now semiretired, Paul Renwick is still a regular fixture around the office. Day to day operations are now run by John Renwick, General Manager, and Michael Renwick, Production Manager. Back in 2007 the company made the shift to nesting, investing in a flatbed CNC and relegating the sawbench to the back of the building. Despite the huge increase in productivity their old Brandt KD56 kept up – but being 10 years old already, and with all the extra work from the CNC, it started to show its age. So in 2012, with their long knowledge of Brandt’s reliability, they decided on their upgrade: a new Brandt 1220C. “It was like going from a Mini to a Ferrari” says Michael. “Mind you given the hard work our old Brandt had done that’s probably not a fair comparison.” Their new machine is Brandt’s most popular model in NZ. As well as the regular features well known on today’s Brandts, they also specified bridging – a feature that ensures each processing station can traverse any pre-drilled holes in each panel, rather than dropping into them. They also opted to have full pneumatic adjustment of each processing station directly from the machine’s controller, meaning any change of programme (except changing tape thickness) can be done with the hood down, at the touch of a button. Another big time saver was opting for a second glue tank. “When we

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Michael Renwick with the company’s new Brandt 1220C.

used to change glue it was quite a job” explains Michael. “It would take half an hour or so just to clean out the old glue. With the quick-change tanks, now it’s a 5 minute changeover. In terms of time savings the Brandt has paid for itself already.” Installation was simple, and the machine was quickly in service. All factory staff where trained in the Brandt’s operation. “We have one main operator, but having everyone being able to use the machine keeps us efficient” says Michael. “It’s always a risk giving everyone access, because occasionally we get a mistake. For example someone managed to put a board through on an angle, which knocked one of the stations out of alignment. Problems like that remind you how integral the CNC and edgebander are to overall productivity, and the importance of good service. Ian [from Jacks] was here quickly after that episode and we were up and running again fast." As with many family businesses, Paul Renwick Joinery conveys a strong sense of integrity, something that’s undoubtedly contributed to their longstanding success in the industry.

Michael says “Paul always used to say that when you do a job it should be as if it’s going into your own house.” They’ve certainly applied this philosophy to their showroom, which is one of the biggest and smartest in the business, with no less than seven kitchens on display. Michael is confident that being able to show customers the high level of work they do – as well as the quality of hardware they use – is a key to their continuing success. “Since Christmas we’ve really seen an upswing in the Christchurch residential market” he says. “Whether it’s insurance money finally flowing through, or greater confidence I don’t know, but we’re really busy, and seeing really positive signs ahead.” No one can ask for better than that.

Paul Renwick Joinery Phone 03 349 7049


Gabbetts helps business get underway T

hey say that one of the signs of an economy coming out of recession is emergence of new green shoots, Albany based Point Living Ltd is a good example of that notion. Seeing an opportunity in the cabinetmaking sector owners Lai Xin and partners have established their business offering a package of design, manufacture and installation with a 10 year warranty on their product. They have a 400 square metre factory and employ two others. “We have been doing a lot of contract cut and assembly of kitchen cabinetry as we build our new showroom and client base” Lai comments. The basis of their factory operation is an investment in an Olimpic K400 edgebander and an SCM S1300 Nova panel saw from Gabbett Machinery. “The machinery was ideal for the type of work we are engaged in” says Lai “They were well priced and offer us the ability to expand our operation as and when we need to. Gabbetts offered us the advice we looked for and were great with the installation and operational instruction.”

Given the space they have, the SCM K400 is ideal as it is a compact, flexible edgebander offering customised, high tech solutions with a small footprint. “This is a reliable, automatic machine having high performance with direct motor power of the glue roller and first pressure roller, an end cutting unit with pneumatic tilting and a top and bottom trimming unit with automatic positioning of the working groups: no need for any manual adjustments. It’s great for thick or thin edges and even solid wood.” comments Lai.

Point Living have a lot of exciting ideas and designs to share with clients.

The edgebander is augmented by the Olimpic S1300 Nova panel saw, a genuine European panel saw with a 3200mm sliding table, 1270mm ripping capacity and a huge 400mm blade capacity. The cast iron saw structure allows for guaranteed vibration free cutting and with a powerful 9.5hp main blade motor and SCM’s unique slide system, this panel saw provides smooth table movement and cutting precision. This start up business has been underway for a couple of months now and is already seeing an increase in work load. Being a traditional cabinetmaking operation has meant they can give greater attention to detail. “Having good supplier relationships is very important for a start up like ours and we have managed to establish these.” comments Lai.

A big part of the future for Point Living Ltd is the development of the design side of the business. “We have lots of exciting ideas and designs to show potential clients. Design is a tremendous growth area in the kitchen manufacturing sector and we believe we have some something really good to offer.” says Patrick. For further information contact Lai on 021 298 1445 or email info@pointliving.co.nz

Point Living Ltd Unit D / 7 Douglas Alexander Parade, Rosedale, Auckland

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Smart kitchens From electronic and touch control drawers, to remote controlled lighting, to pop up screens - our top end kitchens are getting smarter, but smart doesn’t have to be complex as can be seen in the magic grip mesh from Reid & Twiname or the easily adjustable Convoy pantry range from Hafele or the glass roller doors from Sage. We talk to leading suppliers about some of the latest smart and smart looking kitchen ideas.

Motional Design by Hafele TV lifts are becoming more popular as they create versatile options for many rooms in the home. With your TV out of sight and out of mind, it becomes easy to keep your room design simple as there is no TV to dominate the interior With the motorised TV lift your TV can be housed at the foot of the bed, it can be concealed within in your kitchen benchtop, installed in your patio and lifted out of view and the elements when not in use. For rooms with a view the TV can disappear and be replaced with the view. As TVs are used everywhere - at work, in public and at home Electric linear actuator systems are the perfect quiet solution. In a nutshell Hafele supplies easily operated, low noise, motorised TV lift systems to mount in multipurpose furniture, stand-alone applications or to hide a flat screen TV in the foot of the bed. For more information call 0800 4 hafele

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easys opening magic lighting Hettich has the right fittings to not only make your client’s kitchen a smart space, but an intelligent one too. Hettich’s Intelligent Kitchens Concept makes good kitchens better. Through detailed planning and innovative ideas, Hettich can help you create a kitchen for your client that’s userfriendly, efficient and enjoyable to work in. There are three important points to bear in mind when planning an intelligent kitchen: • Keep the distances short – it’s all about creating the shortest route between frequently used items; • Get the ergonomics right. An easy way to make sure your client won’t be bending down and rummaging around for items is to fix lights inside pantries and drawers. Hettich’s range of Magic LED lights can be used for many different purposes in the kitchen, from task lighting to creating a calm and inviting atmosphere; • Take advantage of today’s brilliant internal fittings, including Hettich’s electronic Easys Drawer Opening System. “By separating your client’s kitchen into five functional and organised areas – food storage, food preparation, pots and pans, cleaning agents and waste, and crockery and cutlery – you will be able to identify intelligent storage solutions and gain the maximum use of the kitchen space. Hettich’s high quality fittings are key elements in an organised, user-friendly kitchen as they help to ensure good ergonomics, efficient storage and easy access,” says Marketing Manager for Hettich Australia and New Zealand, Dave Angus. For a modern kitchen, incorporate Hettich’s Easys Drawer Opening System into your client’s kitchen design. Easys drawers open electronically at the slightest touch, or gentle push, anywhere on the front, providing the ultimate in convenience for your client. Even when fully loaded, Easys drawers open with gentle ease, using the smooth handling of Hettich’s Quadro runner technology. Combined with Hettich’s famous soft close technology, which is fast becoming a staple in kitchen design, Easys drawers create unmatched comfort around the kitchen and indeed anywhere in the home. “As the name suggests, our Easys Drawer Opening System is all about making life easier for your client. The system in itself is small, slim and compact, so it is easily integrated into any kitchen – whether new, renovated or existing. Easys fits various cabinet widths and depths and features compact components that can be concealed behind the rear panel of the drawer which can be easily removed or refitted,” explains Dave.

Easys is small, slim and compact, so it is easily integrated into any kitchen.

Hettich’s Magic lights can also be used to create different moods in the kitchen and dining rooms. Make your client’s kitchen work beautifully with a touch of Magic – you can bathe the dining room table in a gentle light or highlight works of art with lights strategically fitted behind paintings – with Hettich the options are endless.

Magic integrates well in furniture or wall units.

With two drive units, Easys ensures that even large, heavy drawers (exceeding 40kg and 900mm) move easily inside the cabinet. An important factor that can sometimes be overlooked in kitchen design is lighting. Lighting plays an important role in creating a smart kitchen, and Hettich has a range of Magic LED lights that can cater for a multitude of purposes. The lights in Hettich’s Magic range are energy-saving LEDs that give off very low levels of halogen, and they can be discreetly integrated into furniture or wall units. “Sometimes consumers overlook lighting, thinking the brighter the better, so it’s important to explain the benefits of appropriate lighting in detail,” says Dave. Task lighting can be used to provide functional solutions for your client – whether it be fixing lights to the inside of a pantry or cupboard, or providing a sharp clean light over benchtops for preparing food. Cool, white lighting is ideal for kitchen work spaces.

For an even more modern touch, why not suggest remote controlled lights in your client’s brief? “Also available are switches for doors, touch switches and remote controls. Many of our lights can be fitted with an infrared remote control, which is an excellent option if your client plans on using the kitchen space a lot. Your client can be busy creating a meal in the kitchen while dimming the lights in the dining room to create an intimate mood – all without leaving their space,” says Dave. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and 25th year of operation in New Zealand, Hettich is a family-owned German company that has built a solid reputation of quality and commitment to innovation over its many years. Hettich New Zealand has a network of Endorsed Showrooms across the country where you can show clients real examples of intelligent kitchens. Visit hettich.co.nz or download the Hettich Endorsed Showrooms smart phone app to find the location of your nearest showroom. 

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SERVO-DRIVE from BLUM

SERVO-DRIVE for AVENTOS A light touch on the front with your hand or elbow will activate an awe-inspiring process. Even large and heavy fronts open with gravity-defying ease. The closing of fronts could not be any easier. With a light press of a finger, lift systems close automatically for you.

SERVO-DRIVE uno The rubbish bin drawer is one of the top 4 most frequently opened drawers in the kitchen. Why not make accessing it simple? Imagine you’re right in the middle of prepping chicken, your hands are full and you need the bin ... . With the aid of SERVO-DRIVE uno, all that’s required to open the drawer is a light touch on the front with your knee, foot or hip. Easy!

SERVO-DRIVE for TANDEMBOX In addition to giving users ultimate opening ease and soft close, SERVO-DRIVE also allows many new design possibilities for drawers. No matter whether handle-less fronts, heavy or light drawers, wide or narrow pull-outs - the easy opening system stays the same. This gives you more freedom of design and motion in kitchens.

NOW RUBBISH PRACTICALLY TAKES ITSELF TO THE BIN... Now rubbish bin drawers can be opene ed quickly and easily: With SERVO-DRIVE uno, the electrical opening support system m. Eliminate the possibility of transferring ba acteria; to open all that’s required is a light touch on the fron fr ontt wi with th you o r hi ou hip, knee or foot. BLUM BL UMOT UM OTIO OT ION IO N he help lps s co comp mple lete te the the perfect motio on; by y allowing g the bin to close silently and effo ortlessly.

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Sensomatic The electromechanical system opens at a touch anywhere on the front panel

Sensotronic The electronic system intelligently senses resistance and stops to avoid collisions

Action. Reaction. Interaction Sensotronic and Sensomatic, Hafele’s comprehensive range of drawer systems Touch to open, soft to close – thanks to Sensomatic's automatic touch sensitive function, a gentle trigger is enough to start the drawer movement. A light touch or pull is converted into an electric signal which starts the movement process within a fraction of a second. The action is even, precise and elegant. Sensomatic in combination with Soft-close, the mechanical damping system guarantees the utmost in operating comfort. Because the two systems combine all advantages of handle-free opening with the elegance of damped closing. The action is even, precise and elegant, and although Sensomatic is a top of the range drawer it is thrifty when it comes to power consumption as well as space occupied by the drive unit behind the drawer. Sensomatic offers ideal solutions for the furniture designer: the electro-mechanical opening system allows the use of handlefree surfaces, clean lines and simple elegance. Sensomatic makes sure that each movement offers pleasure for the senses, this functional precision adds an emotional ingredient to your lifestyle. With Sensotronic, GRASS offers a unique, fully electronically controlled slide system for drawers. This electronic system can be combined with Nova Pro to form a well-tuned functional unit. The two systems provide the perfect match and set new standards in terms of operating convenience and intelligent functionality. For more information call 0800 4 hafele

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the Burns & Ferrall designer collection After 65 years supplying stainless steel sinks to the New Zealand market, Burns & Ferrall continue to be market leaders. They achieve this by playing close attention to where the current trends are heading both locally and overseas in the design meccas of Europe and as a result are constantly reviewing and refining their product offering. Their latest offering is the desirable yet affordable Designer Collection which incorporates three new sink ranges and the stunning Panama range. All products in this range have a minimum of 25mm corner radius which gives it the designer name. There is a wide range of bowl sizes available for everyone’s budget.

Designer R25 range The ultra-modern R25 undermount range offers minimal-radius bowls in 5 different bowl configurations. These sinks will enhance your kitchen space and integrate with other modern stainless steel appliances. These sinks are complimented by a range of tailored, functional, and attractive accessories, including: bamboo cutting board, dish drainer / basket, and a removable drainer tray. All of the accessory pieces incorporate the R25 radii theme. R25

Designer R15 range The R15 collection features deep, tight radius (R15mm) bowls. With our state-of-the art deep-drawing capability, we are able to produce sink bowls with tight geometry normally associated with a hand-fabricated sink, but the cost advantages of a pressed bowl product. The R15 Collection is complimented by: tempered glass covers that enable you to reclaim your bench top space; various cutting board and colander options; and the recently released Concertina foldable grid. The R15 sinks can be either top mounted, under mount or flush mount.

Designer R06 range

R15

The R6 collection is a geometric marvel especially suited to under mount, flush mounting or top mount installations with solid surface bench-tops. With numerous single and double bowl configurations, and generous bowl depths the R6 products will be the highlight of your kitchen. The R6 sinks have a neat R6 bottom radius to assist with draining and to make cleaning easier, combined with a perfect square 0mm radius right angle on the side corners creating the minimalistic look. All products are supplied with professional installation kits, and are packaged in tailored moulded styrene shells to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

Designer Panama range

R06

The Panama "food preparation centre" is the pinnacle of modern kitchen design. It looks great and is supremely functional with numerous configuration options from the eight modules, including: cutting board set (3 boards), full stainless steel knife set (6), oil/ wine bottle holders, food prep containers (set of 3), colander/ice bucket, and soap/lotion dispenser modules. The Panama products are available in 3 lengths: 670mm (fitting 2 modules), 985mm (fitting 3 modules), or 1300mm (fitting 4 modules) and are ideal in combination with one of our Designer sinks.

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Convoy + Fridge

Convoy Centro

Convoy Lavido

the Convoy family smart products and clever storage Mixed doubles The Kessebohmer Convoy is regarded as a perfect partner to live alongside the fridge. The fridge being the storage for cold foods, and the Convoy for dry foods, keeping in mind that this pull-out pantry is capable of storing all your dry foods. This is not only space saving in the kitchen but when preparing meals or packing groceries one does not have to travel across the kitchen to access ingredients, they are right beside each other.

Convoy Lavido CONVOY Lavido is a storage system “made for life” because of its multiple uses - in contemporary kitchens, in living and dining rooms and as a key element in a home office. What’s so special about the CONVOY Lavido?

Convoy suits units 30cm to 60cm wide. One gentle pull slides the whole Convoy, with its contents, smoothly and easily right out in front of the cabinet. With this new design, only the front ends of the cantilevered trays are attached to the single tube frame. As a result, they seem to float. The mechanical systems are practically invisible. Height adjustment – being toolless – is very easy.

The two key features of the Convoy are: the user can reposition the shelves at any level allowing maximum flexibility with no height restrictions. Secondly the tray sides are transparent allowing easy identification of labels, contents and best by dates as well as the ability to check fill levels.

The runner system, developed especially for Convoy, guarantees great stability and perfectly synchronised movement. Integrated damping means controlled, quiet closing. The damping technology also picks up the opening movement and takes the unit automatically and gently to the final “open” position. The function of the damping system is absolutely reliable regardless of load.

The trays can also be used without side galleries – allowing bulky packages to be pulled out sideways without difficulty. The

Convoy Centro The Convoy Centro from Kessebohmer provides enough space to store all the groceries

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Toolless adjustment.

for a household in one centrally positioned unit with a very small footprint. A light touch moves the entire contents out in front of the unit - for a clear view from either side and very fast access. It makes the kitchen work much easier, it save time and effort and it avoids the risk of items being forgotten at the back of the cupboard. Together the fridge + Convoy create a complete storage center in a contemporary fitted kitchen. • SoftStop-Pro for soft close open and soft close • Easy tool free height adjustement of shelves - completely step-less can be set in any position

CONVOY Lavido isn’t attached to the front panel, so its perfect for many different designs and applications, for example, behind sliding doors. Not only are all the contents in clear view, they are virtually “presented” to the user. Discover the many beautiful and practical details. Be Inspired! • SoftStop-Pro for soft open and soft close • Easy, tool-free height adjustment of shelves - completely step-less, can be set in any position For more information call 0800 4 hafele 


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GLASS roller shutter doors

Glass roller doors are the latest addition to the Sage range of roller and servery doors.

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ncreasing their premises on the North Shore of Auckland by about 30% through continued aquisitions and product improvement has seen the two sister companies, Sage Doors and Sage Manufacturing increase their capabilities.

the five star solution for exclusive homes and kitchens for quality roller doors that keep on rolling ...

2 Tait Place, Albany, Auckland Ph: 09 415 6322 Fax: 09 415 6329 E: info@sagedoors.co.nz

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The well-established roller door company with many years experience in the manufacturing business first began production under Sage Manufacturing in the 1950’s with their Sage Commercial and Hideaway doors. The business expanded with the purchase of two further roller door companies establishing Sage Doors and just recently the purchase of North Roll Doors. The single sider doors have undergone several improvements to make for an easy to install and operate roller door; • New track with extra flange to allow for easy installation of fascia. • New spiral roller ensures each slat rolls gently over the other slats without the bumps. • New bracket which slots quickly into the track; no need for templates to install. • Double roller with silencers for all size doors allows your door to roll smoothly and evenly. • Additional back felt to the door reduces friction, making a smooth and quieter roll. • Bar handle option for a modern look • A power isolator switch is provided with all doors for cupboards with electrical sockets at no extra charge. “We are seeing a trend for larger roller doors to close off laundry areas and outdoor kitchens

providing a simple space saving way to secure an area” says John Posthuma (owner) Not ones to rest back on their laurels, they could see the need for improvements and the increase of materials available. All roller doors that have an electrical socket are supplied with an isolated switch at no additional cost. In five quick installation steps you can eliminate the risk of your appliance being caught on the handle as it is closes. Glass roller doors are one of their newer additions, available in three satin finishes, white, black and clear, in two sizes 600mm or 900mm wide and up to 1500mm high. The simple plug and play installation means installation is complete in less than 10minutes! Designed to withstand heat, steam and water with a scratch resistance safety glass that has been proven for 40,000 open - close cycles. The subtle bar handle in matching material allows for the handle to become part of the door, you hardly notice it is there and the genuine anodized aluminium slat has incorporated many hours of R&D and the end product is a beautiful easy to operate door. The servery doors have also seen improvements and new materials added. The Sage Commercial servery door is now available in both western red cedar and anodized aluminium and carries a 10 year warranty. Both these doors are becoming increasingly popular both in servery situations and in the outdoor kitchen area. 


Zealand Distribution introduce new product

Rhino Ply Premium

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superior carcass construction

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ollowing on from the successful roll out of UltraGlaze, Zealand Distribution Ltd have announced the arrival of Rhino Ply Premium, a new addition to the Rhino Ply range. It has already received a favourable response from those who have used it. What makes Rhino Ply different is that it is a laminated ply using 0.8mm TX white high pressure laminate, E1 marine grade glue to bond the plywood and cross link glue used in bench top fabrication to bond the laminate to the ply. Rhino Ply Premium is ideally suited for cabinetry carcasses in areas where water is present such as kitchens, vanities, bathrooms and laundry units where it gives superior protection against moisture or swelling caused by exposure to water or high humidity. However Rhino Premium goes beyond just use in wet areas: it’s a great decorative surface anywhere inside, even panels and doors where you might require a stronger more durable product than low pressure laminate (LPL).

Rhino Premium has been successfully used in a wide variety of projects including childcare facilities, hotels and other commercial fit outs as well as residential kitchens and bathrooms. It is ideal for wardrobe and garage storage systems as well. Laminated plywood is increasingly being specified by government departments because of its longevity and value for money. Endorsement from architects and insurance companies add to Rhino Ply’s value. Rhino Ply is 16mm plywood with two faces laminated. It is a comparatively light product being 29kg per sheet, some 25% lighter than other substrates making it easier to handle and install. The Rhino Ply range is available through the Zealand distribution network. For more information contact Mike Lawrence at Zealand Distribution Ltd on 0800 4ZLAND. 

Magic Grip® Mesh R

eid and Twinameare are a well established New Zealand company of 90 plus years, importing and distributing industrial textiles and motor body hardware. The textile side of the business covers automotive, marine, outdoor and general and also encompasses a vast range of accessories, trimmings and fasteners and fittings. With over 2500 products and supply agreements with over 300 suppliers and manufacturers, they offer their customers top quality products with the backing of quality customer service. A recently upgraded website offers customers the ability to view photos and specifications of the extensive product range.

moving around in drawers and cupboards. It is non adhesive, washable and durable. Available in 5 colours, 125cm wide, 50 metre rolls. Rolls can be precut to narrower widths to suit specific applications on request.

Of particular relevance to the Joinery sector is Magic Grip® Mesh, a PVC coated mesh suitable for use as a non slip grip matting and carpet mats. Ideal for preventing items from

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Vinyl leathercloth suitable for indoor and outdoor/marine use is available in a range of colours. And popular consumables such as foam & wadding and elastic are stocked along with adhesives from both Ados and Bostik.

reflect your design flair ULTRAGlaze® offers a high quality glass like finish ideal for use in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, retail and commercial fitouts as well as a wide range of decorative applications. ULTRAGlaze ® comes in 5 metallic and seven solid colours providing that WOW factor with a premium quality finish for a similar cost to a lacquered gloss or gloss thermo wrap kitchen.

22-26 Glasgow Street, Huntly, NZ.

phone 0800 4ZLAND email mike.zealand@xtra.co.nz www.zealanddistribution.co.nz

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Innovative Hidden Storage Solutions When we consider the ideal kitchen and bathroom design, generally the last thing we think about is rubbish. Hideaway Bins elegantly prove that a thing of waste can be a thing of beauty as well.

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anufactured by New Zealand company Kitchen King, there are three intelligently designed Hideaway models to choose from, including Hideaway Compact, Hideaway Deluxe and Hideaway Soft Close. Each model is constructed using an easy-to-clean design comprising zinc treated steel, durable powder coating, food-grade recyclable polypropylene buckets and liner holders tailored to a suit a variety of sizes and configurations for any location. The bins are both ergonomic and functional as they are designed to be mounted at bench height and come out

towards you, allowing easy disposal of waste without having to bend inside low cupboards. Bins run on high quality tracks that over-extend to allow for easy removal of buckets from under bench tops, or alternatively, can be floor mounted for the ideal beneath-the-sink solution. Every detail of a Hideaway Bin has been created to perfectly complement a multitude of settings in either drawer pull or handle configuration and all can be fitted seamlessly to both new and existing cabinetry. And thanks to some serious muscle-power

these bins can withstand loads of 40-plus kilograms, making them the natural choice for not only domestic but commercial applications as well.

Easy to install, all parts of a Hideaway Bin are also replaceable making them a timeless addition to any kitchen, bathroom or laundry space.

Whatever the surrounds you can be assured that although these fabulous undercover waste solutions live largely out of sight, clean lines and contemporary colours such as Arctic White and Ghost Grey, guarantee you’ll be proud to pull them out from hiding at every chance you get.

Hideaway Bins are easily available across New Zealand through the distributors Hettich - www. hettich.co.nz and Hafele - www. hafele.com For more information contact: Hideaway Bins www.hideawaybins.co.nz Phone: 09 426 7456

Laminate Granite • Marble Caesarstone • Silestone Corian • Hi Macs Graeme Faire Ltd 3/64 Hunua Road, Papakura 2110 Ph: 09 299 6237 Mob: 027 2551467 Fax: 09 298 2809 Email: info@fairebenchtops.co.nz Web: gfl-benchtops.co.nz

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190 natural timber colours for furniture, doors, desks, and cabinets

more choice than ever before PPG Industries introduce their new wood stain colour range With a range of 190 new colours the new 880 NGR stain colour range from PPG makes choosing a colour for your project or matching an existing one a breeze.

to American Oak on one side and Tasmanian Ash on the other then clear lacquered to ensure accurate representation of the colour offer. With the product being available in 1 litre, 4 litre and 20 litre sizes it suits any size job. It can be used to give that natural timber colour to a wide variety of interior timber products including furniture, doors, toys, desks, shop fittings and kitchen cabinetry.

The new range offers more though: a solvent based, fade resistant timber stain, the 880 NGR stain range is ideal for the tradesperson. It has excellent penetration, good light fastness and is extremely fast drying and it doesn’t raise the grain when applied to interior timbers. The key to the range lies in its flexibility. It can be mixed with sanding sealers, N/C and pre cat lacquers and a POS colour can be obtained through the TC881 Tint System. Importantly, all the stain formulae are available on the Merlin Colour System. A big plus is the range is fully tintable from customers in house mixing banks. 880 NGR Stain is suitable for all types of timber and veneer sufaces. Its not uncommon to apply the stain direct onto timber but the timber may be filled prior to staining which provides for a more even colour when a variety of timbers are used. Getting the right colour

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Easy to apply whether it be by brush, cloth pad or conventional spraying, the new 880 NGR stain colour range offers more choice than ever before. The product is now available through PPG Industries and its authorised distributors. match is far easier with the wider range of natural timber shades to choose from. PPG Industries have also made these 190 new colours readily available for viewing in a nicely presented case for customers to select from which the sales team carry with them in the marketplace. The Stains have been applied

Freephone 0800 263 766 www.ppgic.co.nz


Stain Colour Range

190 natural timber colours for furniture, doors & cabinets

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

PPG Industries NZ Ltd 5 Monahan Rd Mt Wellington, Auckland Freephone 0800 263 766 Freefax 0800 659 377 www.ppgic.co.nz

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

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Air Quality Control an update for those in the joinery, kitchen and cabinetmaking industries

The issue of air quality in modern factories that manufacture joinery, cabinetry, kitchen componentry or wooden furniture componentry has it but not much seemed to be done to deal with it. The process of substantive change got a kick along with the introduction of CNC technolo airborne hazards posed for those working in these factories and the enforcement of the relevant legislation. The installation of new extraction 1990’s onwards. These systems were technologically superior being more powerful and efficient than previously. The case for improving wor safe working environment has not gone away either. JOINERS Magazine spoke with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (M legislation and regulations that govern amongst other things the broad issues of ventilation and dust extraction and got an update: what the c to the various health and safety requirements involved. Much of the following information is based on what MBIE have supplied. In looking at the issue the interesting thing is that there is no specific legislative requirement with regard to dust extraction except indirectly as a practicable step as under Section 10 (2)a and b of the Health & Safety In Employment Act (HSE) of 1992 which says under (2)a an employer must take all practicable steps to minimize the likelihood that the hazard will be a cause of harm to employees and under (2)b to provide, make accessible to, and ensure the use by the employees of suitable clothing and equipment to protect them from any harm that may be caused or any that arise out of the hazard. Wood dust is not an approved substance under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) of 1996 either so the HSNO regulations do not apply. Wood dust is covered though under the HSE Regulations of 1995 that run along aside the HSE Act, under the General

Duties of Employers. Under section 4(2) (i) the employer must have the “facilities to enable any atmospheric contaminants to be controlled as closely as possible to their source” and Section (4) (j) the “facilities for treating or carrying off any atmospheric contaminants for the purpose of minimizing the likelihood that any atmospheric contaminants will be the cause or source of harm to any employer.” The bottom line is that these two definitions could refer to extraction ventilation in a range of situations including a factory situation where wood dust is created. The Regulations are really saying that an employer is required to take All Practicable Steps (APS) to ensure these facilities are provided and are suitable for the purpose; there are sufficient numbers of them; they are in good order and convenient

Certified for use in German and French schools these Felder extraction units meet the toughest regulations in the world, they are true clean air extractors so are suitable for use inside and are quiet running, easy to empty and moveable. Available here through local Felder agent Machines R Us. Tel: 09 836 8200, www.machinesrus.co.nz

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to employees. By inference, this means for those operating joinery and cabinetmaking operations involving solid wood and MDF that they need to have adequate extraction ventilation. For those involved in specific substances such as asbestos or spray coating there are specific regulations that may refer to extraction ventilation. The Need To Protect The rationale behind having dust extraction ventilation is simple: to protect people’s health and to protect the product. A third reason is somewhat understated: to prevent dust build up and the risk of dust explosions. As MBIE says, all three reasons may be relevant or any combination of them. Interestingly, there is a Code of Practice for Handling Combustible Dusts (AS/NZS 4745: 2012) and although wood dust is not specifically mentioned, it is regarded as potentially explosive. The key is the amount of wood dust an employee may be exposed to in a factory situation. To cover this there is something called Workplace Exposure Standards (WES). Unfortunately WES are not referenced in the HSE Act 1992 (the exception is in the Asbestos regulations and only for the asbestos Workplace Exposure Standard) so there is no Health and Safety legislative mention of specifically wood dust; however, neither is there of the hundreds of thousands of other chemicals, and other hazards that may occur in the workplaces. Workplace Exposure Standards are mentioned and enforceable under the HSNO Act 1996 but wood dust does not come under this Act either.

The Building Code Wood dust is in effect covered by the Building Act which refers to the Building Regulations. These Regulations contain the Building Code which say that ‘the acceptability of indoor air purity for workplaces may (although this does not mean ‘must’) be verified by demonstrating that contaminant levels do not exceed the Workplace Exposure Standards. In effect then, under the Building Act a company could show that the WES were not being exceeded when the extraction ventilation was being used. It is interesting to note that the Building Regulations 1992 refer to the need for buildings to have the means of collecting or otherwise removing amongst other things ‘airborne particles’ (Building Regulations 1992 G4.3.3 (g)). Air purity levels are key to the modern joinery, cabinetmaking, furniture making and kitchen manufacturing operations. WES Changes Workplace Exposure standards (WES) are the mechanism by which the level of air purity is judged for workers to work in. Soft and hard wood dust and in many cases a chemical component of pressed wood product such as panel and board, formaldehyde, are key airborne contaminants in joinery and cabinetmaking operations. In December 2010 the eight and twelve hour WES for soft wood dust was dropped from 5 mg/ m3 to 2mg/m3 while for hard it remained at 1mg/m3. The Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) was withdrawn. A two year period was allowed for companies to


s always been a bit like the elephant in the room: everybody knew about gy in the early nineties and an increasing awareness of the dangers such systems and the renovation of older ones became de rigeur from the early rk place conditions so they meet the legal requirements for a healthy and MBIE) who through their Health & Safety Group, administer the relevant current requirements are and the continuing need for employers to adhere

implement the necessary changes to meet these new standards which came into effect in December 2012. These levels are determined using the Time Weighted Average (TWA) exposure over an 8 or 12 hour work day. It should be noted that the 12 hour TWA is temporary, as it should be lower than the eight hour WES (to allow for the longer exposure period, and the shorter recovery time). The twelve hour WES was kept the same as the eight hour WES for a period of time to allow companies some time to adjust to the new WES. The soft wood dust WES were lowered as the latest research indicates that adverse health effects can occur at concentrations lower than the previous WES.. These adverse health effects include wide ranging effects in the upper and lower respiratory tracts including potential cancers. Formaldehyde has an existing Workplace Exposure Standard of a ceiling of 1 part per million (ppm). To this was added in December 2010 a WES – TWA of 0.5ppm for an 8 hour shift and 0.33ppm for a 12 hour shift. There is no Short term Exposure Limit (STEL) for formaldehyde. The two new WES-TWA’s were added because it is somewhat difficult to measure peak formaldehyde exposures using sampling methods used in New Zealand. Formaldehyde appears to be a risk for those involved inter alia with pressed wood product including such board product as MDF. A one year period was allowed for those companies involved to comply.

Eliminate, isolate, minimize. The practical solutions to dealing with hazardous airborne dust are simple and have been widely followed by those companies involved with wood based product manufacture. The most common has been the replacement of old machinery using poor extraction ventilation and replacing with more efficient dust capture and extraction. Local extraction ventilation can be used and enclosing the manufacturing process concerned. Good housekeeping practices help to reduce any build up inside machinery and work places. The use of vacuum methods to collect excess dust is considerably more efficient than use of brooms or air jet hoses for example. There is an ongoing need by factory owners and operators to review their operating equipment and their extraction and ventilation machinery should also be part of that ongoing review. The underlying concept of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 is ‘eliminate, isolate, minimise’. It is all aimed at the protection of those in the work place. Although MBIE has the ability to prosecute substantive penalties for breaches of the various pieces of legislation involved, the preferred method is to work through all other options first such as liaising with the employer or, looking at a lower level enforcement if a negotiated agreement with the employer fails. ²

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The role of the MBIE JOINERS Magazine put a couple of specific questions to The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on their role in industrial health & safety and the issue of enforceability. What is the basis for determining whether a factory should be visited with regard to health & safety issues? A factory may be visited by health & safety inspectors as part of a project such as the Safe Use of Machinery Project (http://dol.govt.nz/safe-use-machinery/ statistics/asp), or randomly as part of regular inspections. An inspector will often make an appointment, depending on the purposes of the proposed visit, but advance notice is not legally required. A visiting inspector is only required to give notice where the visiting time or circumstances are other than what would be usually be considered ‘reasonable’. How often are factories visited? Each year health & safety inspectors visit about 5000 workplaces. These are proactive, planned visits and are not usually triggered by a report of serious harm or a health and safety complaint. In selecting which workplaces to inspect regional offices take the following factors into account: the likely hazard profile of a particular workplace; the scale of potential or actual harm; knowledge of the workplace’s past health and safety performance and identified priority areas. What clout does MBIE have? Any action taken by a health and safety inspector during a workplace visit will depend on the circumstances. If workplaces have effective health and safety systems or the issue is minor, the inspector may offer information and advice. If more serious breaches of the law are observed, the inspector will use enforcement interventions The Ministry uses its enforcement powers when it is unable to get voluntary compliance with the law or the matter is such that a duty-holder needs to be held accountable for failure to meet minimum standards. This covers both the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Enforcement is used as a complement to other strategies such as engagement, education and enablement. The Ministry’s response to any observed breach of legislation is to choose the enforcement intervention that will see hazards eliminated, isolated or minimized and influence future compliance. Beyond a process of written warnings and notices, court proceedings are only considered once a breach has been identified and there is evidence to sustain a prosecution and compliance cannot be gained otherwise, or there has been deliberate or careless disregard for the health and safety of others or there has been deliberate attempt to make economic gain through non compliance or the public interest requires a prosecution. If a company wants advice who do they talk to at MBIE? Companies can contact their local Health & Safety office or the Ministry’s information officers are able to offer advice and guidance material through 0800 20 90 20 or info@mbie.govt.nz

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Guaranteed solutions for dust extraction

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ust extraction has long viewed as simply a cost of doing business,but a well-designed Egmont Air dust extraction system can have a positive effect on the bottom line. Dust collection is a necessary requirement in many industries including Timber-processing, Joinery Shop and Kitchen-manufacturers. Air-borne and nuisance dustsare not only a house-keeping expense but also reduce worker productivity and consequently,product quality. Ten years ago effective dust control in manufacturing facilities was uncommon. Today governments dictate particulate emission control for breathable dust, which is typically less than or equal to 5 micron, small enough to penetrate deep into the lungs, with serious health consequences. The cost of uncontrolled dust also goes beyond worker health.Inhalable dust, which averages 10 micron, not only gets trapped in the nose, throat,upperrespiratory tract and irritates eyes and skin, but it can also build up on machinery and components, causing premature wear and maintenance or even a dangerous fire and explosion hazard. Dust can also affect product quality. A common complaint is machining marks or bruising from moulders and chipped edges from CNC routers where dust and shavings are not being pulled away because of poor suction. It is important

to correctly evaluate the extraction rates of each machine based on type of equipment, feed rates, timber species and other variables. “Companies are now realising that dust extraction, when done correctly, is an investment and results in less waste and re-work, lower housekeeping costs, less equipment maintenance, better product quality and greater worker productivity” comments Mr Cameron Prestidge from Egmont Air. System design involves consideration of factors that impact the effectiveness of dust containment technology, including the dust collection method, fan size, motor power rating and filter media. The selection of which depends on careful evaluation of the application and calculations of air volume, capture hood design, duct layout design and waste capture method. Egmont Air Systems are not only limited to wood-dust, being experienced in all types of dust or fume including smoke, fumes, paint spray, plastic, fibreglass, metallic dust and more, many solutions are available off-the-shelf.

Call Egmont Air on 0800 781 200 for an on-site evaluation & a guaranteed solution.


The new modular filter installed at Factory Frames.

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This successful frame and mirror business seems to not have been affected by the last few years downturn in consumer spending and although the company recently moved to new premises, one of Trent’s concerns was to invest in a system that was flexible and transferable in case they need to expand again in the future.

hen Trent Roozendaal, Production Manager at Factory Frames in Mairangi Bay north of Auckland, needed to sort out the extraction in his busy manufacturing premises, he contacted Geoff Ebdon from NZ Duct & Flex to discuss what could be done. Factory Frames were originally relying on several mobile bag type collectors sited between the machines inside the working factory building. The health of his staff and the constant requirement to clean up and deal with the leaking dust everywhere prompted Trent to ask for ideas. Geoff Ebdon recommended that one central extraction system replace the units inside the work area and the extraction system needed to be placed outside the building (consistent with European standards). Geoff then designed an efficient duct layout with a 3 Module Bag – emptying filter and fan – all sourced from Danish based JKF Industri. The filter unit includes 42 filter socks which are easily accessed via the wide inspection doors.

Trent Roozendaal, Production Manager with modular ducting system, branch pieces, reducers, bends and flex in recent fitout.

According to Trent Roozendaal, “Geoff certainly got his sums right – the extraction is way beyond what I was hoping for and is everything we were promised. The production time that used to be wasted in clean-ups is no longer an issue and everyone immediately noticed the better environment.”

NZ Duct & Flex use a modular duct system, perfect for owners and installers alike – it can be dismantled easily and reconfigured or re-used at a new site if the production area moves or new machines are introduced, and it is an installers dream, using secure locking rings to clamp the duct lips together. No cutting or welding is ever required due to the availability of ‘Telescopic Ducts’, saving install time and costs. With frame production being so busy, a shutdown while the install took place was out of the question. NZ Duct & Flex use a number of local installers around the country to save their customer’s cost and Trent said the team provided for his makeover were ‘awesome’.

“They worked around what we were doing and didn’t require us to stop production. We were concerned about having to cut a hole in the solid wall to exit the final duct run, however the installers were more than happy to remove a partition window and create a frame for the exit so if we ever leave the building, everything will be put back just how it was. This willingness to work with us was something we noticed from the quote stage right through to the last piece of flex placed on a spigot,” commented Trent. Modular Ducting has been available in NZ for over 20 years and its flexibility allows replacement bends or duct to bring an entire system back up to scratch in a lunchtime break. For further information phone NZ Duct & Flex on freephone 0508 69 38 28 or visit www. nzduct.co.nz

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Dust Trak(TM) II Aerosol Monitors are easy to programme and operate with a new graphical user interface with a colour touch screen.

Dust Trak™ makes monitoring air quality easy The new Dust Trak (TM) II Aerosol Monitors are battery operated, data logging, light scattering laser photometers that give you real time aerosol mass readings.

Dust Trak(TM) II Aerosol Monitors are easy to programme and operate with a new graphical user interface with a colour touch screen. The easy to read display shows real time mass concentration and graphical data as well as other statistical information. The user can programme start times, total sampling times, logging intervals, alarm set points and many other parameters. It can even be setup for continuous unattended operation.

They use a sheath air system that isolates the aerosol in the optics chamber to keep the optics clean for improved reliability and low maintenance. They are suitable for everything from clean office settings to harsh industrial workplaces, construction and environmental sites and other outdoor applications. These monitors measure aerosol contaminants such as dust, smoke, fumes and mists. They come as both desktop and handheld units.

All models have Li-lon rechargeable batteries with external and internal battery charging capabilities, TrakPro (TM) Data Analysis Software and a filter service indicator for user preventative maintenance. All desktop models have swappable batteries and a long life 10,000 hour internal pump while all hand held models have a long life 2,500 hour internal pump.

Desktop models are ideal for long term surveys and for remote monitoring. With manual and programmable data logging functions the Dust Trak II is perfect for unattended applications as well. They come with USB (device & host), Ethernet and analogue and alarm outputs allowing remote access to data. Hand held are ideal for walk through surveys.

The desktop version has three unique features: • Gravimetric sampling capability using a 37mm filter cassette which can be inserted in line with the aerosol stream so you can perform an integral gravimetric analysis for custom reference calibrations. • They can be zeroed automatically using the external zeroing module. This is used for extended time sampling and zeroing the monitor during sampling minimises zero drift. • Short Term Excursion Limit (STEL) alarm feature for tracking 15 minute average mass

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concentrations when the alarm set point has been reached for applications like monitoring fugitive emissions at hazardous waste sites. Hand held models are ideal for walk through surveys and single point data collection applications. Lightweight and portable, they are perfect for industrial hygiene surveys, point source location monitoring, indoor air quality investigations, engineering control evaluations and validation. The single point data collection function is particularly useful for indoor air quality investigations.

The Dust Trak(TM) II Aerosol Monitor range are available through Viking Ironcraft Ltd. Within the Greater Auckland area Viking will set up the unit and supply reports on the results. Throughout the rest of New Zealand the units can be couriered with the operating instructions.

For more information contact Viking Ironcraft Ltd Ph. 09 835 4090 lester@vikingltd.co.nz


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clean air clean machinery clean factory

When at the end of last year Central Joinery moved into new premises they went back to their original dust extraction supplier AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS Ltd and asked them to specify the extraction for the new factory, they ended up with a very similar set up albeit more cost effective and efficient given 14 years of developments in the interim. JOINERS Magazine visited their new factory at what was part of the Fisher & Paykel complex in Springs Rd, East Tamaki to have a look. In fact Central Joinery had been the original client of AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS Ltd back in 1999 when they set up their first factory. That system has since moved twice as Central Joinery grew into one of Aucklands biggest commercial furniture and joinery manufacturers ... and still hasn’t finished its life having being resold on Central Joinery’s behalf by AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS. The current move for Central Joinery was bought about through ongoing growth and a consequent need to consolidate its manufacturing operation which had spread over three premises. It also coincided with the purchase of new machinery and handling systems necessitating a total upgrade of its extraction systems. General Manager Shaun Simpson says the acceptance of the AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS quote was not automatic.

“We got a couple of quotes from other operators which we found to be competitive but our previous Airtight system worked well for more than a decade and Brett Borthwick and the team at AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS have always looked after us well over the years as we have added machinery and changed ducting layout, so that when we went for a complete new system they had the lead and they maintained it.” The new system is in fact very similar to the previous one in terms of size and horsepower but with the improved efficiency and costs you would expect with 14 years of developments, such as the addition of VSD, a power saving automatic monitoring setup which means the system is always operating at minimum power requirements.

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Central Joinery’s workload comprises largely commercial fitouts for supermarkets, retail outlets and apartment blocks. They are a busy company running both a nesting set up and a beamsaw operation so the extraction system has a fairly heavy workload and the dustfree, house proud nature of the factory shows it is doing its job well.

AIRTIGHT SOLUTIONS handled the situation very well, says Shaun of the install, they accommodated our requirements over a number of days and the changeover and hook up went well. “I would expect this system to do us as well as the last. With little need of any attention over the next decade other than extending it to due to further expansion.”

The modular nature of the Airtight system not only means that it can be easily added to as situations change and further machines are added it also means that it is relatively easy to install. The shift came at a very busy time for Central Joinery and was required to be a seamless operation from one factory to the next, shifting machines over one at a time and hooking them up straight away, keeping downtime to a minimum.

78 Springs Rd, East Tamaki ph: 09 250 2130 www.centraljoinery.co.nz


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IES - a new player in the dust extraction marketplace M

ark Compton, owner of Industrial Extraction Solutions, introduces his company and outlines what it has to offer those in the joinery industry. The company has been operating for a little over a year now providing dust and fume extraction solutions over a wide range of industries. “With 20 years’ of experience in both NZ and Europe, designing dust and fume extraction solutions for a wide range of industries including timber processing, paint manufacturing, metal processing, feed plants and petrochemical plants, IES personnel have the expertise and experience to provide you with the best system solution for your factory. Based in Christchurch, we have been providing dust control equipment both locally and nationally, with our own team and also through a network of resellers and engineers.

Our dust collectors follow the main European design philosophy, in being modular and able to be increased in size should you need more extraction for new machinery. As you are probably aware, many manufacturing processes vary from country to country this being affected by many factors ... economies of scale, materials, diversity of your product range etc. - and joinery is no exception. By designing and manufacturing our own equipment instead of machinery designed for the European market, we have been able to tailor our equipment to suit our market ... for example, our collectors are made from thicker steel sheet with larger hoppers and better dust pre-separation with discharge designed to suit the waste disposal services available.

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Dust collectors designed for the European market are often built to a price with their design compromised to minimise material and labour costs ... don’t be fooled by the ‘it’s built in Europe so it must be good’ sales method. With this in mind, ‘plug and play’ Vortex SCF collector has been purpose built to provide a solution to meet a number of requirements joiners often face once they have taken the step of adding a modern CNC router and edgebander combo to their workshop. The Vortex SCF features a small footprint with a powerful integrated fan unit, a self-cleaning cycle and also discharges waste into a standard front loading skip or waste container of your choice through the integrated rotary valve.

The locally designed Vortex SCF.

Using a rotary valve that discharges waste dust directly into a skip, we are able to offer what we feel is the complete solution ... why go to the expense of installing a dust collector only to have to go and get covered in dust emptying the collection bags once they are full? The Vortex SCF discharges dust straight into the skip for the waste company to deal with.


The unit comes complete with its own control panel and 3 phase plug to allow ease of installation ... simply unload from the delivery truck, plug into a 3 phase socket, connect the ducting system (modular ducting kits available), push the bin underneath and your away. This very much represents the approach we take with all of our extraction solutions. We listen to our customers needs and concerns, work through the design and proposal stages and come up with the best solution that fits with our customers budget. As well as cost effective, quality NZ built products, IES is determined to offer the very best in service with fast turnaround of quotes, with equipment available without extended lead-times and customer backup with a dedicated maintenance and support team providing after sales service.”

The wheelie bin arrangement offers many practical benefits.

John Norton in front of the Micronair which is attached to his new beamsaw.

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hile walking the aisles at AWISA last year, John Norton from Fennec Joinery was intrigued when he saw some wheelie bins sitting under a dust extractor. Very familiar with the mess that results from emptying dust extraction bags, John immediately recognised the benefit a wheelie bin offered. So it wasn’t long before he was discussing the range of extractors on offer from Australian dust control specialists Micronair. Fennec Joinery used to have five multi-bag dust extractors scattered throughout their large Auckland factory. “Every day or two we’d spend up to half an hour emptying the bags” says John. “It’s a filthy job – the minute you undo the bag there’s a cloud of dust that spreads out and settles over everything. Then you have to lug the bags to the waste, clean the machine down, clean yourself down. Really labour intensive.”

For further information call IES on 0508 312 780 or go to www.i-e-s.co.nz

Three new Micronair units have changed all that. “It takes about three minutes now,” says John, “and the bags are much easier to deal with too. They’re much bigger than the wheelie bin so sort of slump into a much more manageable shape to move.” Labour savings hasn’t been the only driver behind Fennec’s extraction upgrade. As part of the Company’s commitment to

Environmental Choice NZ they’ve been working on reducing their power consumption, and the Micronair units are certainly contributing. “We’ve got two 11kW units, one on the two Weeke point-to-points and the other on another Weeke, a buzzer, thicknesser and spindle moulder. The third Micronair machine, a7.5kW unit,sits proudly beside the brand new Holzma beamsaw. Also, the compact nature of the Micronair units means they have a considerably smaller footprint than their previous units. So having replaced five old machines with three Micronair units, Fennec have not only lowered their power requirement, but significantly decreased the floor space dedicated to extraction. “Even better” says John “was the fact we could re-use much of our old ducting. Bo from Ducts R Us set up the ducting and we didn’t need a lot of modification to suit the new machines.” The new units are also keeping the air cleaner, collecting dust down to just one micron, rather than the traditional five microns achieved by a cloth bag unit. It makes for a cleaner environment within the factory, although John points out that top quality extraction can only go so far – and good housekeeping is still an important factor to keeping the workplace dust free.

Another noticeable improvement at Fennec has been noise levels. Extractors are renowned for being noisy, but the Micronair units are remarkably quiet for their size and capacity. Even the selfcleaning vibration cycle – which takes place when the machine is powered down at break times or the end-of-day – is barely audible amidst the general factory noise. Micronair offer a range of machines, and will happily modify a machine to suit a customer’s specification, whether it be to suit a customised waste container, pressure relief panels, explosion vents, and even custom colours. At Fennec Joinery their investment in top quality dust extraction has been considerable, but the payback – significant labour savings, reduced power consumption, lower noise, cleaner air and a healthier environment – will go on and on.

Micronair is available in New Zealand through W&R Jack www.jacks.co.nz

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Felder K 915 european quality W

ardrobe Works Ltd has been in existence since the mid 90’s but was purchased two years ago by John and Unity Visser and Carl Liebenberg who have since set about modernising and rebranding the business, so that today it is one of the largest custom made wardrobe manufacturers in Auckland. The company make wardrobes for both the builders market and the renovation market and it was this second segment, the renovation market, which had a large bearing on their latest machine purchase. Soon after buying the business the couple decide that they needed to upgrade their main cutting equipment. They looked at the option of changing to nesting but ended up continuing with a panel saw set up for several reasons. “Although we can see the advantages of a nesting set up for us in the future, the panel saw was less expensive and suits our current operation,” says John.

to want to sell us a nesting set up. They also had a machine in the Felder which suited both our operation and budget.” The results for Wardrobe Works have been spectacular. “The old saw was still doing its job but it was 28 years old. We have tripled our output with this machine.The cnc controls and setting of blade and fence make it very easy to operate and the accuracy and quality of finish is way superior to what we had been experiencing.” John Visser, saw operator Wyn Ansley and Unity Visser with the Felder K 915.

“Unlike many of our competitors we are completely bespoke with no modular component to our work at all and the renovation nature of much of our work means we are constantly working with ‘out of kilter walls’. While we know that nesting can cover these options we decided that a well optioned panel saw gave us the flexibility required to make adjustments on the fly.”

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Wardrobe Works spent six months researching before deciding on a K 915 x-motion Table Saw from Felder which they purchased last December from Machines R Us. “We talked to all the machinery sellers and what stood out for us with regard to John Fleet and Machines R Us was that they took the time to evaluate our business and our needs where most of the other machinery seller just seemed

“On top of that this machine is just well made, sturdy construction, ergonomic design - little things like rounded corners that don’t catch as you move around the machine. We love it and expect to be running our business with it for a long time.”

7 Paul Matthews Rd. Auckland ph 09 414 4280 www.wardrobeworks.co.nz


Bostik - stronger bonds, better life W

hen it comes to adhesives, one of the largest in the world is Bostik. The Bostik group formulates, manufactures and markets sealants and adhesives to three key sectors: industry, construction and the consumer. When you look at the stats they are impressive. In 2012 Bostik worldwide has a presence in fifty countries and a turnover of some 1.38 billion Euros. There are about 4700 employees with fifty manufacturing sites, two R&D centres and ten applied research centres. Here in New Zealand Bostik has been a well known supplier of adhesive and sealant products for many years. Interestingly, about 75% of Bostik product used in New Zealand is locally made. The company operates two research centres, one in Auckland and the other in Wellington to keep up with market demands and trends in what is a highly

competitive industry. Innovation is both a culture and a priority for Bostik. The company looks to ongoing cooperation with its clientele and suppliers to develop adapted bonding solutions which anticipate their needs. This is achieved through a three way strategic approach: develop smart, functional adhesive systems, sustainable bonding solutions which contribute to reducing environmental impacts

and efficient bonding solutions which increase productivity while reducing energy and material consumption. Innovation is a driving force for Bostik. Bostik have a solid range of adhesives and sealants used by the woodworking industry be it in general woodworking, laminated timber, wood panel laminates or furniture.

It is particularly strong in product used in assembly and joinery and cabinetmaking. Everything from grab adhesives and wood glues to repair product such as contact adhesives, epoxy and MS along with sealants and waterproofing product. To learn more simply go to their website at www.bostik.co.nz

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“These cabinet feet’are easy to install under cabinetry meaning we don’t have to build framing” Impact Kitchens & Design

growing cabinetry and joinery solutions When it comes to pedigree in the kitchen manufacturing business Hamilton based Impact Kitchens & Design run by Dave Gibbs (through his Gibbs Industries (Waikato) Ltd) has it in oodles. With an enviable reputation for excellence the company has been manufacturing kitchens and componentry since 1965. JOINERS Magazine recently caught up with Dave for an update on things old and things new. Impact Kitchens & Design has been a well known kitchen manufacturer throughout the upper North Island for many years now. Is there a secret to all this? “Not really. I think it’s about creating and maintaining a point of difference and I think we do this successfully on three levels: we aim to deliver a package offering the best price and quality that makes us the best in the industry; we provide a complete package of design, construction and installation to as high a standard as possible to all who want to utilise our ‘product’, a one stop shop if you like and thirdly we are open to new ideas and innovative product and design by using the latest in technology be it design software or state of the art computer assisted machinery and the inclusion of new products in our designs.” Just how important are new ideas and innovation? “It really makes all the difference. CNC machinery which emerged in the early 90’s was a game changer in the kitchen business especially in cabinetmaking. The operational efficiencies meant you could produce quickly a whole range of quality product cost effectively for different customers and so improve your turnover. This is the underpinning of the nested base manufacturing model which we use, as indeed many other manufacturers do here in New Zealand. We see new products come to market. Years ago there was just product like Formica, now there are all sorts of benchtop product from high end Corian to engineered stone and other man made surfaces to granite and marble. There

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are an interminable range of drawer systems, laminated board product, kitchen hardware and lighting options. All this has an effect on design which in turn means greater choice for the end user. A major development has been the follow on from CNC: design software, which I see as being even bigger in the future. We happen to use Cabinet Vision and of our twelve staff five are involved in the design sector. Other software types are also significant be it for optimisation in machine cutting or in running efficient management. Uitilising new products in our design process is also very important whether it is new benchtop material, a new laminate board or a new fitment. A good example would be the ‘Steadfast Foot’ we use from Active Plastics. These cabinet ‘feet’ are easy to install under cabinetry meaning we don’t have to build framing and they offer that ‘something different’ to our clientele in terms of design. They have proved very popular.” Are kitchens all Impact do? “No but they are our forte. For us the kitchen is very much central to the modern home. We would be keen to be seen as a company that design, make and install cabinetry and joinery solutions no matter where it be residential or commercial. The key for us is to give the client the best package we can for the price. In leaner financial times that is very important and we work with all parties to a project. I believe we have the expertise and access to the resources necessary to get the best result for the client. That is what Impact Kitchens is all about.”

With some forty eight years in the business, what changes do you see in the future? “The evolution of increasingly larger manufacturers, using ever more technologically sophisticated manufacturing processes where more can be produced in less time for better unit cost and indeed quality. This will probably see the smaller manufacturers finding it more and more difficult to compete successfully. To add to this will be the increasing importance of design. The need to have up to date software and offer wider design options will be very important in my view. Building strong relationships with architects and designers will be the norm as the synergies between their design process and those of the manufacturer become more significant. As to an interesting and more immediate trend I believe will be the popularity of wood veneers combined with plain colours in the kitchen returning. Underpinning all this will be the need for more involved consultation with the client at a design level based on what their desired lifestyle is. This makes not only the design process more effective but in the long run also makes the manufacturing and installation process easier.”

For more information contact Dave Gibbs Impact Kitchens & Design 07 847 8193 dave@gibbsindustries.co.nz


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Bespoke solutions to commercial questions by making ‘wood bend’ is difficult but the effect is worth it Bending and shaping wood deals with difficult issues like grain, moisture and temperature. It is really going against nature, but because we love curves in our design and for our personal comfort, it is often requested in timber design projects. Woodform Design have been the recipient of these request for 20 plus years and have delivered solutions to questions regarding wood and curves that has accrued a huge experience base and placed them as industry leaders when it comes to timber and curves. In a manufacturing sense they divide their wood bending and shaping process up into five categories, but inevitably many jobs require a combination of these processes. WFD 1 (Woodform Design 1) - where the timber is impregnated, roll formed, dried and set to shape. This requires a fixed roller and heavy jig process to shape the timber. Once set up this system is quick, efficient and accurate, and ultimately the most economic, but its higher set up costs mean it is more suitable for longer runs from around 300 into the 000’s of pieces. WFD 2 - is a similar process where the wood is impregnated but subject to free forming that doesn’t require a jig set up. Once the timber is impregnated it is passed through a set of adjustable rollers several times until the desired shape is achieved. Lower set up cost but more labour intensive this is suitable to smaller volume in the 10 to 300 range. Bendywood - is an imported product where the structure of the timber has been altered so it can literally be bent into the required shape, over several axis if required, and fixed in place - ideal for use in bannisters and one off requirements. Lamination - where slices of timbers are layered, glued and pressed into the desired shape. Good where desired species doesn’t bend well or is very expensive, so can just be used on the surface laminate. Cut from solid - sometimes the only way to do things, Woodform have developed their own machinery and software which allows solid modeling in any species when required.

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“Bending wood and shaping curves in wood has endless permutations,” says Dave Pratt Managing Director of Woodform Design. “Many factors enter into the equation and the decision of how to approach any one job. These include the species required, thickness of the finished product, tightness of the curves, structure of the grain and the number of components required for the job. These factors regulate the manner we approach and advise on a job and in reality it is often a combination of the five processes we have identified that enable us to achieve a desired result for the customer. For example a very tight radius might require a combination of the first three types, requiring impregnation of the timber to improve its flexibility, then free forming to the required shape before laminating the surface with the desired species to achieve the finished look”. “A lot of it comes down to experience and the benefits of R&D over a very long time,” says Dave. “There are many things that can go wrong, for instance the forming and drying process releases a lot of moisture very quickly if this is not done in a perfectly controlled way the timber can literally explode. We have the machinery and species knowledge to avoid this although we have had one or two interesting occasions over the years which again adds to our knowledge. The experience and systems we have developed enable us to provide customers with the best advice and the most economical manner in which to achieve the result they want.” Over the next few issue JOINERS Magazine will look in some detail at each of the processes and resultant products that Woodform have employed and produced on behalf of clients seeking solutions to curves in timber products.

WOODFORM DESIGN LTD email: dave@woodbenders.co.nz www.woodbenders.co.nz “We encourage all ‘designers’ to call first to ensure the viability of our technologies suit your needs”

Bending and shaping timber for one off projects or long run commercial applications can often require a combination of techniques designed to accomplish the task in the most economic manner.


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Ingersoll Rand is proud to introduce the Brio range of quality, Australian engineered sliding and folding door hardware including the well known Weatherfold, Timberoll and Single Run brands. Allowing architectural design and style to meet function and durability, Australian based Brio is represented in over twenty countries and is recognised around the world as a leading design and manufacturing company. Established in the early 1970’s Brio brings decades of experience in designing innovative products such as the Weatherfold, Timberoll and Single Run ranges. The Weatherfold range represents years of tried and tested innovation in New Zealand’s harsh climate. Favoured by the industry as the leading exterior folding door hardware product, the system is user friendly, easy to install and designed to last with its comprehensive ten year warranty. Brio’s latest version, Weatherfold 4S is the complete hardware solution for up to eight leaves hung from one side. Opening inwards or outwards with weight ranges from 25 to 150 kg per door, they come complete with pivot, hanger and hinge sets along with top track, bottom channel seals with locking and flush bolt options. The Timberoll range is designed for residential and commercial sliding timber framed windows and doors where the door weight (25 to 300kg) is carried by bottom rollers running on aluminium or brass rails. Timberoll is ideal for lightweight cupboards or external sliding doors, opening up any home or office. The Single Rune range of top hung sliding door track systems are for residential, commercial or industrial sliding doors. The designs feature four wheel door hangers which include innovative adjustment mechanisms and features which make the product robust and easy to install such as the precision stainless steel bearings and construction. The Single Run system is ideal for use as room dividers, cavity sliders, pocket doors and external doors from residential homes up to large industrial constructions.

For more information please contact New Zealand distributor Ingersoll Rand on 0800 477869 or visit www.ingersollrand.co.nz

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The Brio range - options for internal, external, residential, commercial and industrial applications.


design flexibility

From left to right: Rory Johns, Malcolm Young, Nigel Walker and Naidu Paidup.

Griggio sander - one pass is all

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ince its beginnings back in 1963, Owairoa Joinery has been well known as a provider of custom made timber joinery around Auckland. Since moving to their current, purpose-built site in East Tamaki the company has grown to six staff, overseen by owner/manager Nigel Walker, who’s been at Owairoa for 24 years. Behind the welcoming showroom is a well organised, and tidy joinery shop with a range of traditional machines. But noticeable by its shiny new appearance is Owairoa’s new Griggio wide belt sander, installed by Jacks last year. Joiner Malcolm Young makes the first comment: “I wish we’d had this years ago” he says. “There’s no comparison with our old machine.” Comparisons are perhaps unfair, given the age of their previous sander, but the new Griggio has certainly provided a whole new level of productivity at Owairoa. Nigel explains: “With our old machine we’d have to put each piece through several times to get an even finish. We’d then have to do a fair bit of hand sanding too – especially on the larger solid doors”. The new Griggio is 1350mm wide – 250mm wider than the previous machine, and the extra width is already proving a time saver. “We’re increasingly making really big solid timber doors” says Nigel. “It’s a huge benefit to be able to put the whole door through, one pass each side, and be finished.” Almost all of Owairoa Joinery’s work comes from their strong reputation, particularly within the renovation work. “Most doors and windows we’re working on are architecturally designed. Therefore all our jobs are specials.”says Nigel. “And each job we bring to the sander is different.”

This means the quick set up and simple operation is important, and the Griggio’s clear and easy-to-use control panel is a winner with Naidu: “It’s the best sander I’ve used” he says. Nigel says one of the main reasons for choosing the Griggio was the fact it has two motors – one driving each sanding head, rather than just one motor driving both heads. “That extra power – and control - comes in useful.” Nigel says. “This morning we put through a 1330mm wide solid cedar door. We could hear the machine working, but one pass for each side was all that was needed. When you consider that previously we would have had to put this door through in pieces, and several times for each piece, and then we would have got the orbital sander out to finish the job, the Griggio is a major time saver. “ Owairoa are signed up to the Master Joiners 4211 project, and are looking forward to timber windows and doors getting a larger slice of the market. As well as the new efficiencies offered by their sander, they’ve also got a new Griggio spindle moulder arriving from Italy soon. A new apprentice is just starting, continuing the company’s long history of supporting new workers within the industry. “We’re getting prepared. The spindle moulder is for the set of new profiles, and we’ve already got the sander.” says Nigel, “We’re anticipating good business as the market chooses more wood, and we’ll be ready.”

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Due Process Geoff Hardy

WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY LAW - facts and fallacies

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he mere thought of occupational safety and health (“OSH”) law often causes aggravation or concern to business owners and managers. But it does not have to be that way. Here are some pointers that will hopefully put your mind at rest. OSH law in New Zealand is not new – in fact it goes back more than 100 years. But the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (the “HSE Act”) which came into effect in 1993, changed the ground rules completely. Instead of relying on the Government to tell you what to do, which was the approach under the old law, businesses now have to take the initiative. The HSE Act is based on the assumption that you know your worksite best, so you are best suited to work out what needs to be done to ensure that people are not harmed as a result of your work practices. Therefore you have to put some time aside and give it some thought. The last Labour Government introduced some changes to the HSE Act in 2002, which gave more decision-making power to employees and their unions. But I think these changes were misconceived. There are two main causes of work-related illness and injury - a lack of focus on health and safety by employers, and a natural tendency by employees to take a short cut in their work to save themselves some effort, on the assumption that nothing will go wrong. These 2002 amendments seemed to me to go over the top in addressing the first factor, and like the previous legislation did nothing to address the second.

Now there are further changes in the pipeline. An independent taskforce set up by the Government is due to recommend sweeping reforms by 30 April 2013. And as a result of the Pike River Enquiry, the workplace health and safety division of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (“MBIE”) is being transferred to a new semiautonomous Crown Agency as from 1 December 2013. On top of that, greater attention is now being focused on the high risk industries like construction, agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and fishing, and the Government is encouraging the MBIE to “lift its game” by collaborating more effectively with businesses. The HSE Act imposes responsibilities on the following seven categories of people: • Employers; • Persons who control a place of work or item of plant (owners, tenants, subtenants, occupiers or people in possession); • Self-employed people; • Principals (someone who engages a contractor to perform work); • Employees; • People (and organisations) who hire, lease or lend plant that is capable of being used in a workplace; and • People (and organisations) who sell or supply plant that is capable of being used in a workplace. Employers have by far the greatest number of specific responsibilities and if you are an employer you need to be familiar with them. Most of them are geared towards

ensuring the safety of employees. They are too numerous to list here, but the MBIE has some useful brochures available, or try their website at http://www.osh. govt.nz. Just because you have satisfied your obligations as an employer, you cannot afford to relax. You will almost certainly have responsibilities under one or more of the other categories as well. For example, you may be liable for an industrial or commercial building which you lease to some other business, or a piece of equipment that you hire out to some other business to use. Or, you can be liable for someone else’s work place, appliance, machinery, equipment or vehicle that you happen to be working on at the time. Your responsibilities are not confined to your own work place, and they are not confined to your own employees. From time to time you will also hire a contractor to do something for you at work. This makes you a principal. You have some liability not only for that contractor and his/her employees, but also for the subcontractors that the contractor hires and their employees. This is so even if you are not actively supervising them, and they know far more about what they are doing than you do. How you allocate responsibility between yourself and the contractors depends on what is sensible and reasonable in the circumstances.

employed or an employee. This is to ensure that you do not harm yourself or anyone else while you are at work. However the only employees who tend to be prosecuted are those who have some management responsibility such as foremen, supervisors or line managers. It is very rare for someone to be prosecuted for harming themselves. Finally, hirers and sellers of virtually any product that can be used in a business all have responsibilities under the Act. It does not matter whether they are distributors, wholesalers or retailers. They have to ensure that the design, manufacture and maintenance of their stock is such that it will be safe for its intended use. Although this list of responsibilities may appear daunting and the HSE Act difficult to comply with, in fact it is relatively straightforward if you put in the time and effort to set up your systems properly at the outset. The MBIE and the Courts are very sympathetic if you have been conscientious, but unforgiving if you have not. There are many consultants available who will do the work for you cheaply, but make sure you and your staff are fully involved in the process. And do it now. It is too late once the accident has happened. ²

Even if you do not employ anyone, or control a place of work or item of plant, or hire contractors, you still have responsibilities under the HSE Act if you are self-

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

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a view from both sides Tony DeLorenzo

I’m Not Psychic – but you probably knew that already

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hings appear to be picking up a bit and I am getting busy managing clients and jobs that seem to be happening smoothly. This is in spite of clients and other parties who seem to be set on sabotaging jobs. My particular favourite is the “Friend of Client” or FoC. This wonderful individual is the person who has had a kitchen recently and so knows everything in the world about design, construction and materials. What makes them an even more prefect human being is the way they are so happy to share their wealth of knowledge with your client when you are not there. Example 1. Tiny kitchen for a baker. “I need as much bench space as possible.” Solution. Big deep drawers, under bench oven and microwave and bench space everywhere. Enter FoC. “Why don’t you have a wall oven? Why no appliance garage? What a bad design!” At this point the builder chips in agreeing with FoC criticising poor layout and price. The client then calls and angrily demands all the features they need and wants a lower price. A new design is done with the new layout, no granite, no soft close drawers, and no glazed doors. A bewildered client then says but I wanted all those things and where is my bench space for baking? We would love to tell the client to get the kitchen through the builder as he obviously can make the kitchen with all the features you want for far less than we charge.

Also why not ask an experimental physicist to design an interdimensional warp field that allows for a wall oven, appliance garage, bench top microwave and bench top to occupy the same space at the same time. It could be an episode on the Big Bang Theory. Instead there is a 2 hour presentation after a 5 hour redesign that is then rejected in favour of the original layout as it actually meets the client’s brief that the FoC and builder never bothered to ask about. FoC’s also cause chaos by offering their expertise not only in things that affect you directly but also indirectly. Example 2. Bathroom design. Client has plans showing layout of a bathroom. Vanity units are designed and ordered and granite or Laser Grain tops ordered off plans as there is plenty of space and no template needed. Enter the FoC. “Why is the shower door hinged that way? Our bathroom has it the other way.” The glass installer says it makes no difference and the shower door is hinged on the opposite side. Then comes the angry client phone call saying the custom unit needs to be remade as it does not fit. A trip to site reveals the shower door now hits the vanity and the shower door can only allow a small child or anorexic python to enter. Then comes the accusations, all thrown at the designer for drawing pretty pictures that can’t be made. It seems that we should have realised that the plans we was shown were not going to be followed.

A cursory glance at the entrails of a hedgehog we passed on the way to the house clearly showed that. After all the plans we were shown were only indicative and the shower door was always going to be moved as the tea leaves in the bottom of our cup clumped to the north. Another Wellington designer was told that the kitchen he designed would not work as there was a support pillar coming out of the middle of his bench top. Of course they were looking at version 5 of the house plans and he was only given version 2. Clearly it was the designers fault for designing and ordering a kitchen off information he was given. Also this designer’s psychic abilities were clearly rubbish as the year previously I won $100 off him when he backed the Wallabies over the All Blacks so no surprises there. No one is psychic so we try to help where possible. When we can we deliver plumbing fittings, vanities and appliances to site weeks before installation. Multiple copies of plans are left on site, detailing electrics and plumbing with contact details of all trades and designers on them. In spite of this cabinetry needs to be altered as pipes are put at the wrong height, or lights are installed off centre. Baths reordered because the concrete floor can’t be cut as the waste for the bath is at one end and not the middle. One of my personal favourites was 2 basins delivered urgently to site 3 months before the plumber arrived so that the pipes could be put in the right place. 4 months later a screaming project manager is demanding they be delivered

immediately as the plumber wanted to install them. Turns out the PM had lost the original two so we had to arrange replacements on the day. They arrived just as the original 2 were located. (the were hidden in the bathroom in boxes labelled “Vessels”. Who would have guessed that!) Better still all 4 could not be installed as the piping was in the wrong place. I keep saying we are professionals and we know our stuff. Well we do. So when FoC’s muck things up we really need to draw on our skills and sort out the problems. As LV Martin said, “It’s the putting right that counts” So we redesign an ordered kitchen around a new random pillar, spend time justifying a layout as it is what the client actually wants, cut down and adjust cabinets to fit doors and pipes, find new products that work with what was made rather than what was specified. We get it fixed and we do good work. Now we just need to get paid for it. Tony DeLorenzo can be reached via email at tony.debs@clear.net.nz

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Problems with Java software Recently hackers have been exploiting a security hole in Java, Oracle software that is installed on hundreds of millions of computers worldwide. Oracle released emergency updates to fix these vulnerabilities but the new version allowed an existing flaw to be exploited to bypass the fix. Effectively then, while fixing one flaw, Oracle opened the door to another one. In light of that situation, many security experts have recommended that users should temporarily disable all Java use wherever possible. For users that absolutely must use Java, experts recommend that they do not access untrusted web content with Java enabled and also that they use browser extensions that can implement white listing of websites so that only sites explicitly granted the use of Java will be allowed to run it. Facebook announced in a recent blog post that it was targeted in an attack that gained access to its corporate network using a security vulnerability in Java software, although it believed no user data was accessed. That description of a Java-based attack echoes a warning from Twitter when it admitted that 250,000 users’ accounts had been potentially breached and suggesting that users disable Java, which has been subject to an endless stream of security vulnerabilities.

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Can a good quality bandsaw replace the need for a surfacer and thicknesser? Yes - If you have a Minimax Bandsaw Recently uploaded to the gabbett.com website is a video showing what can be achieved with a good quality bandsaw and a good quality blade. The incredibly in-depth video runs at over 30 minutes, and includes practical demonstrations of; • • • • •

resawing cutting veneers preparation of bowl blanks for turning marking & machining of a cabriole leg detailed scroll saw work.

The video is produced by the MiniMax USA Company, so it does contain some US specs and terminology. However from a local view, there is some great info on how you can get the most from your bandsaw. It also provides good info on what you should look for when purchasing a bandsaw. An interesting note, in one section the demonstrator also argues that a good quality bandsaw can remove the need for any further machines in the workshop – with a good blade and machine – you should be sanding straight from the bandsaw. Don’t believe it? You have to watch this video.

You’ll find the video at gabbett.com, under the bandsaw products pages. http://gabbett.com/minimax-heavy-dutyband-saw/

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master joiners AUCKLAND Secretary, Matt Woodward 15 Wheturangi Rd, Greenlane, Auck. Ph 09 524 7054, email matt@netlineservices.co.nz Advanced Timber Joinery PO Box 132, Silverdale, 217 Spur Road, Stillwater/Silverdale, Ph/Fax 09 426 9785, contact Wade Saunderson. NZS4211 Affiliated. All Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A, 1058 Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Ph 09 270 9605, Fax 09 270 9607, contact David Heather. Alpha Joinery Services (2010) Ltd 124D Felton Mathew Ave, St Johns, Auckland, Ph 09 578 0391, Fax 09 578 0392, contact Juan Whippy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Artiture Ltd 209 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Oh 09 442 2424, Fax 09 442 2422, contact Michael Law. BML Builders Ltd 18 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu, Ph 09 412 2350, Fax 09 412 2351, contact Kaye Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bowden Doors Ltd 38c Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland. Ph 09 274 4798, Fax 09 374 0045, contact Paul Bowden. NZS4211 Affiliated. Bream Bay Joinery Ltd 38 Kepa Road, Ruakaka, Northland. Ph 09 432 7324, Fax 09 432 7326, contact Karl Morgan. Bungalow Villa & Beyond Ltd 11 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland. Ph 09 846 1502, Fax 09 846 1503, contact Glenn Elsmore. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cedarlite Industries Ltd 4 Mahunga Drive, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, Ph 09 633 0410, Fax 09 633 0412, contact John Harrison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Composite Joinery Ltd PO Box 34, Warkworth. Ph 09 425 7510, Fax 09 422 2011, email compositejoinery@xtra.co.nz, contact Murray Wylie. Continental Stairs Ltd 32 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 836 1935, fax 09 836 5405, contact John or Anthony van Erp. CT Timber Joinery Ltd Unit A / 37 View Road, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph/ Fax 09 444 9041, Mobile 021 235 0972, contacts Cameron Stringer and Thomas Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cube 3 Cabinetry Ltd 8 Tironui Station Road West, Takanini, Auckland, Ph 09 297 7830, Fax 09 297 7152, contact Nigel Hanley. Dando Doors and Windows Ltd 62 Stoddard Rd, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 629 2461, Fax 09 620 0283, contact Bill Dando. NZS4211 Affiliated. Danska Cabinetmaking 177 Lower Dent St, Whangarei, ph 09 438 1100, fax 09 438 1196, contact Aaron & Carolyn Rawson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Euro Timber Joinery Co Ltd 34 Waipareira Ave, Henderson, Auckland, ph 09 837 1833, fax 09 837 1933, contact Shane Paterson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Papakura Joinery Ltd 45-51 Tironui Road, Papakura North, Auckland, Ph 09 298 7145, Fax 09 296 1390, contact Glenn Haszard. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

G & J Joinery (1997) Ltd 372 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland. Ph 09 818 5585, fax 09 818 7066, contact Alan Parry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

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

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

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

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

Kitchens & Cabinets (Bay of Islands) 2009 Ltd 32 Hawke Drive, Haruru Falls, Bay of islands, Ph 09 402 6885, Fax 09 402 6895, contacts Bill & Julie Kidman. Leslie A J & Co Ltd PO Box 35 628, Browns Bay. Ph 09 479 4662, Fax 09 479 4662, contact Steve Leslie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Matakana Kitchens & Joinery Ltd 50 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Ph 09 422 7804, Fax 09 422 7884, contact Jeffrey Smith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mattson Joinery PO Box 76690, Manukau City. Ph 09 277 7642, Fax 09 277 7479, contact David Mattson. NZS4211 Affiliated. McNaughton Windows and Doors PO Box 27 061, Mt Roskill. Ph 09 620 9059, Fax 09 620 7585, contact Dennis McNaughton or Dave Cunningham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Meridian Joinery Ltd 18 Parity Place, Glenfield, Auckland, Ph 09 441 7289, Fax 09 441 7296, contact Roydon Woodcock. Neo Design Ltd 96 Hillside Road, Glenfield, Auckland. Ph 09 443 4461, Fax 09 443 4464, contact Wayne Church or Paul Burgess. Nicks Timber Joinery Ltd 56 Forge Road, Silverdale, Auckland. Ph 09 426 6862, Fax 09 426 6895, contact Ken Caldwell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Old Bay Joinery 202 Old Bay Rd, RD 2, Kaikohe, Northland, Ph/ Fax 09 405 9650, contacts Phil & Sandy Ellis. NZS4211 Affiliated. Owairoa Joinery Ltd PO Box 58 336, East Tamaki. Ph 09 273 3699, fax 09 273 3698, contact Mark Harriman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pakuranga Joinery & Cabinetmakers PO Box 38 381, Howick. Ph 09 576 8858 fax 09 576 2520, contact David Heaney. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Van Holst Timber Joinery 2/26 Manga Road, Silverdale, Ph 09 426 8602, Fax 09 426 8605, contact Ron Wheeler. NZS4211 Affiliated. Western Joinery Ltd 26 Cartwright Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, Ph 09 818 8802, Fax 09 818 5870, contacts Jim Purvis or Leanne Beaumont. NZS4211 Affiliated. Westpine Joinery Ltd 7 Binstead Rd, New Lynn, Auckland. Ph 09 827 6488, fax 09 827 8740, contact Bill or Donny Rawlinson. www.westpine.co.nz. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Beaver Kitchens 28 McAlister Street, Whakatane, Ph 07 308 7642, Fax 07 308 7460, contact Mark Bruce. BenchWorks Limited 601 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton. Ph 07 849 5216, Fax 07 849 3110, contact Ross or Wayne Cooney, email rossc@benchworks.co.nz. Bennetts Joinery Ltd Box 15-096, Dinsdale, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 7495, fax 07 847 4857, contact Paul Tottie. NZS4211 Affiliated. Classical Doors 2009 Ltd Cnr Chadwick Rd W & Sherson St, Greerton, Tauranga, Ph 07 578 4908, Fax 07 578 4965, contact Colin Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Clearline Ltd 65 Hull Road, Mt Maunganui, Ph 07 572 4307, Fax 07 572 4317, contact Barry Ririnui. Colourform Joinery Ltd PO Box 10121, Te Rapa, Hamilton, Ph 07 849 6655, fax 07 849 6657, contact Mike Taylor. NZS4211 Affiliated. Concept Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd 73 Riverlea Rd, Hamilton, Ph 07 856 4705, Fax 07 856 4775, contact Ross Bones. NZS4211 Affiliated. Cromptons Joinery PO Box 751, Taupo. Ph 07 378 7968, fax 07 378 1036, contact Allan Crompton. NZS4211 Affiliated. Customtone Kitchens 33 Progress Drive, Otorohanga, Ph 07 873 8083, Fax 07 873 8084, contact Dave Frederiksen. Design Line Kitchens & Motorhomes 21 Gateway Dr, Whakatane. Ph 07 307 0058, fax 07 307 0850, contact Adam McNeil.

Whenuapai Joinery (1988) Ltd 19-21 State Highway 16, Westgate, Auckland. Ph 09 416 4995, fax 09 416 8575, contact Ian Midgley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Eastern Waikato Joinery Ltd 3 Allen Street, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 7654, Fax 07 889 7658, contact Paul Bennett. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Woodstar Ltd PO Box 57 050, Owairaka. Ph 09 620 5711, fax 09 620 5964, contact Stuart Penny.

Fernlea Cabinetry & Joinery Ltd 17 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 2027, fax 07 847 2024, Frank Lawrence. NZS4211 Affiliated.

WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY Secretary, Rae Wackrow 12 Grey Street, Cambridge 3434, Ph 07 827 3656, email heatherlea4@xtra.co.nz

Fine Woodworking 1536 Main North Road, R D 5, Te Kuiti, Ph 07 878 6194, Fax 07 878 6198, David Higgins. NZS4211 Affiliated. Gartshore Group PO Box 2117, Tauranga. Ph 07 578 4529, fax 07 578 5862, contact Bill Gartshore. NZS4211 Affiliated.

2 Brothers Joinery 44 Balmoral Drive, Tokoroa, Ph 07 886 7664, Fax 07 886 7662, contacts Duane & Philip Cox.

Hopkins Joinery 126 Taupo St, Putaruru. Ph 07 883 7951, fax 07 883 3951, contact Ron or Hilary. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Hostess Joinery Ltd PO Box 1048, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 3099, Fax 07 847 4599, contact Peter Clarke. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Arborline Products PO Box 9003, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 8217, fax 07 847 8222, contact Julian Jaques. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Autocrat Joinery 31 Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph 07 574 8162, Fax 07 575 3171, contact Tony Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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


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

King Country Kitchens 49 King St, Te Kuiti, Ph/fax 07 878 8820, contact Richard Pethybridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Fx Ltd 8 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 847 3003, Fax 07 847 3004, contact Mark Davies. Lee Brothers Joinery Ltd PO Box 1170, Rotorua, Ph 07 348 0620, fax 07 348 4954, contact Paul Ingram. NZS4211 Affiliated. MAKZ Joinery 34 Valley Road, Whakatane, Ph 027 284 9412, Fax 07 308 5650, contact Jamie McConnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Makepiece Limited Unit 2, Number 10, Gateway Cres, Coastlands, Whakatane 3194, Ph 07 219 0903, Fax 07 308 4070, contact Richard Knott. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mastercraft Services (NZ) Ltd 30 Glasgow Street, Tauranga 3110, Ph 07 578 9641, Fax 07 578 1557, contact Kevin Belz. Montage Kitchens & Joinery PO Box 5266, Frankton, Hamilton. Ph 07 8479 174, fax 07 8467 174, contact Ken Monk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Morrinsville Industries Ltd PO Box 69, Morrinsville. Ph 07 889 5199, fax 07 889 3609, contact Murray Foster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Native Timber Joinery Ltd 92 Bruce Berquist Drive, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 6188, Fax 07 871 6128, contact Stuart Walker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Personal Touch Kitchens Ltd 20 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Ph 07 871 3998, Fax 07 870 4153, contact Gyan Prole or Kerry Prole. Plain & Fancy Furniture & Kitchens 2 Lake Rd, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph 07 847 4563, Fax 07 847 4531, email s.jclausen@ xtra.co.nz Raglan Joinery 58 Wallis Street, Raglan. Ph 07 825 6789, fax 07 825 6765, contact Bjorn Ledwig. Ross Curtis Joinery PO Box 396, Taumarunui. Ph 07 895 7152, fax 07 895 7157, contact Ross Curtis. Rotorua Joinery Ltd Karaka Street, Rotorua, Ph 07 347 9610, Fax 07 347 9804, contact Dean Carnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Santa Fe Shutters PO Box 4009, Mt Maunganui South, Tauranga, Ph 07 547 4042, Fax 07 572 4137, contact John Kemsley. S.G.Baker (Waihi) Ltd PO Box 126, Waihi. Ph 07 863 8962, fax 07 863 8922, contact Gary Baker. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stanley Joinery Ltd 6 Browns Street, Matamata, Ph 07 881 9234, fax 07 881 9235, contact Sean Wood. NZS4211 Affiliated. Stu Martin Joinery Ltd 49A Matai Street, Taupo. Ph 07 378 8049, Fax 07 378 8176, contact Stu Martin. Thames Joinery (1995) Ltd 913 Queen Street, Thames, Ph 07 868 6951, Fax 07 868 6923, contact Bruce Fulton. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Designz NZ Ltd 225-229 Courtenay St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 759 8324, fax 06 759 8325. Dan Holmes.

Timber Joinery & Staircases Ltd 27A Maru Street, Mount Maunganui, Ph/Fax 07 575 7435, contact Craig Purser. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Pridex Kitchens 47 Railway Road, Palmerston North, Ph 06 356 9397, Fax 06 354 0077, contact Patrick Lau, kitchens@pridex.co.nz

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

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

Wackrow’s Joinery Ltd Gillies St, Box 150, Cambridge. Ph 07 827 5981, fax 07 827 9159, contact Carl Riley or Liam Wackrow. NZS4211 Affiliated. Waikato Benchtops Ltd Glasgow Street, Huntly, Ph 07 828 8370, Fax 07 828 8680, contact Simon Curran. Waikato Joinery Specialists 26 King St, Frankton, Hamilton, Ph/Fax 07 847 6006, contact John Vercoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

CENTRAL Secretary, Jenny Wallace P O Box 5358, Terrace End, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, Fax 06 354 6649, email tjoinery@ xtra.co.nz Benchtop Surfaces Ltd 590 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 356 9384, Fax 06 356 9270, contact James Hurren. Careys Joinery (1989) Ltd PO Box 229, Marton. Ph 06 327 7949, fax 06 327 7949, contact Karl Parry. Counter Concepts 16 Bisley St, Palmerston North, ph 06 355 5971, fax 06 355 5972, contact Graeme Andrews. H.R. Jones & Co. Ltd Aorangi St, Feilding. Ph 06 323 4388, fax 06 323 4378, contact Mark Pickford. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hughes Joinery Ltd PO Box 4250, Palmerston North, Ph 06 952 3581, Fax 06 952 3583, contact Cliff Hughes. Jeff Clayton Joinery 25 Roxburgh Cres, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 1736, fax 06 355 3184, contact Jeff Clayton. Lanwood Joinery 26 North St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 357 4757, fax 06 357 4732, contact Steve Duck. Levin A1 Joinery Co Ltd 27 Hokio Beach Rd, Levin. Ph 06 368 9987, fax 06 368 9977, contact Phil Benefield. NZS4211 Affiliated. L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street, P. North. Ph 06 354 8170, Fax 0800 254 754, contact Lindsay Petterson. M R Osman Furniture & Joinery 383 Heads Road, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 344 2391, contact Murray Osman. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Judd Joinery Limited 25 Station Street, Woodville, Ph 06 376 5043, Fax 06 376 5330, contact Murray & Tessa Judd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pelco Joinery 834 Tremaine Ave, P. North. Ph 06 357 8031, fax 06 357 7750, contact Robert Wilson.

KP Joinery Ltd 2 Dowding Place, Waitara. Ph 06 754 4726, fax 06 754 4725, contact Ken Parsons. NZS4211 Affiliated. MacLeod Joinery 42 Beach St, New Plymouth. Ph 06 757 8172, fax 06 757 8172. Kieran MacLeod. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Rob O’Keeffe Joinery Ltd 368 Heads Rd, Wanganui. Ph 06 344 5040, Fax 06 344 5042. NZS4211 Affiliated. Reilly Joinery 18A Parkview Ave, Feilding, Ph 06 323 3743, Fax 06 323 3723, contact Andrew Reilly. NZS4211 Affiliated. Renwick Joinery Palm. North Ltd PO Box 4297, Palmerston North. Ph 06 356 3945, John Renwick. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taihape Joinery 11 Kuku St, Taihape, Ph 06 388 1886, fax 06 388 1866, contact Mark Shaw. The Door Shoppe 157 London Street, Wanganui, Ph/Fax 06 345 7707, contact Mark & Diane Thompson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Townshends (1994) Limited 59 Makomako Road, Palmerston North. Ph 06 354 6699, fax 06 354 6649, contact Denise McLean. NZS4211 Affiliated.

New Plymouth Joinery Ltd 10 Cody Place, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 8580, fax 06 758 8672, contact Roger Paul or John Ancell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Newton Gordge Joinery 67 Breakwater Rd, New Plymouth. Ph 06 751 5065, fax 06 751 5085, contact Newton Gordge. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pace Office Furniture Ltd 113 De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, New Plymouth. Ph 06 755 4012, Fax 06 755 4013, contact Lew Dickie or Bryan Frank Prestige Kitchens 2001 Ltd 98 Molesworth Street, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 9177, Fax 06 759 8209, contact Mark Schmidt. Rhys Powell Joinery 7A Euclid Street, New Plymouth. Ph 06 753 3822, contact Rhys Powell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Wayne Lovegrove Joinery 647 Frankley Road, R D 1, New Plymouth 4371, Ph 06 753 9002, Fax 06 753 9098, contact Wayne Lovegrove.

UCOL Princess St, Palmerston North. Ph 06 952 7001, Fax 06 952 7029, contact Craig Fleet. NZS4211 Affiliated. Unique Timber Joinery 143B Gillespies Line, R D 5, Palmerston North, Ph 06 355 2654, Fax 06 355 2600, contact James Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

HAWKES BAY POVERTY BAY

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, fax 06 278 8092, contact contact Mark Dombroski Broadway Joinery 381 Broadway, Stratford, Ph/Fax 06 765 6829, contact Graham Podjursky. Elite Kitchens 2004 Ltd 221 Devon Street East, New Plymouth, Ph 06 759 8221, Fax 06 759 8229, Sean Rice.

Secretary, Corinne Moore 20 Cambridge Terrace, Taradale. Ph 06 844 9956. Email: c-moore@clear.net.nz Awapuni Joinery Ltd 22 Parkinson Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 3301 Fax 06 867 2839, contact Peter Webster. Cedarville Quality Joinery Ltd PO Box 14096, Mayfair, Hastings. Ph 06 878 0019, fax 06 878 0019, contact Tony Page. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Fisher Taranaki Window & Door PO Box 3061, New Plymouth. Ph 06 758 5068, fax 06 758 6689. Mark Whitaker.

Cherrywood Joinery Ltd 398 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 868 0971, Fax 06 868 0972, Richard Childs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Glen Valley Joinery 83 Breakwater Road, Maturoa, New Plymouth, Ph 06 751 4631, Fax 06 751 4631, contact R G Barlow. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

In 2 Kitchens Limited 78 Portia Street, Stratford, Ph 06 765 4058, Fax 06 765 4059, contacts Brent and Jo Russ. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Classic Kitchens (1977) Ltd PO Box 3150, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 6500, fax 06 843 6530, contact Larry McKenna. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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Cutting Edge Joinery Ltd 3 Sissons Road, Pakowhai, Napier, Ph 06 870 3689, Fax 06 870 3690, contact Duncan Glover. D Stevens Ltd 336 Childers Road, Gisborne, Ph 06 867 5700, Fax 06 868 8853, contact Kent Morse. NZS4211 Affiliated. East Coast Benchtops Ltd 15 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph 06 843 1465, Fax 06 843 1469, contact Wayne Hurring or Chris desLandes’. European Designer Kitchens 80 Taradale Rd, Napier. Ph 06 843 7319, fax 06 843 3484, contact Murray Nattrass. Garry Nugent Joinery 14 Lipton Pl, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5588, fax 06 843 0246, contact Garry Nugent. Gemco Trades Ltd PO Box 8360, Havelock North. Ph 06 877 1204, Fax 06 877 1205, contact Darren Diack. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchens by McIndoe PO Box 3221, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 3880, contact Murray McIndoe. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kitchen Zone 219 Stanley Road, Gisborne. Ph 06 863 2044, Fax 06 863 2043, contact Tony & Lynda Sharp. NZS4211 Affiliated. Kevin Molloy Joinery Ltd PO Box 3251, Napier. Ph 06 843 5037, fax 06 843 5058, contact Simon Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated. Linnell Joinery Ltd PO Box 14019, Hastings. Ph 06 876 6710, fax 06 876 8496, contact Ivan Linnell. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mackersey Construction Ltd Box 320, Hastings, Ph 06 876 0252, fax 06 876 0253, contact John Bower & Ross Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Parkhill Joinery Ltd 112-114 Stoneycroft Street, Hastings, Ph 06 878 9145, Fax 06 878 9146, contact Bob Parkhill / Tom Robertson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Peter Norris Joinery Ltd Unit 9, 28 Edmundson Street, Onekawa, Napier, Ph/Fax 06 843 8086, contact Peter Norris. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rabbitte Joinery Limited 150 Brookfields Road, R D 3, (mail to 6 France Road), Napier, Ph 06 835 8346, Fax 06 835 8345, contacts Greg & Trudi Rabbitte. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rawcraft Kitchens of Distinction PO Box 3375, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 9008, Fax 06 843 9175, contact Mike Daly.

WELLINGTON Secretary, Peter George PO Box 1575, Paraparaumu Beach. Ph 04 297 0212, fax 04 207 0213. Carroll’s Joinery Limited 148 Lincoln Road, Masterton. Ph 06 377 3160, Fax 06 377 3150, contact Richard Carroll. David Ladd Joinery Ltd 19B Broken Hill Road, Porirua. Ph 04 237 9175, Fax 04 237 9176. Goldmark Group Ltd 9-11 Jean Batten St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. Ph 04 387 8964, fax 04 387 8939, contact David Goldsack. Graedon Joinery PO Box 45 058, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 939 0405, fax 04 939 0406, contact Graeme Hopkirk. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hanns Builders and Joiners 72 - 74 Sydney Street, Petone, Ph 04 570 0000, Fax 04 570 0001, contact Peter Hanns.

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

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

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

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

NELSON / MARLBOROUGH Secretary, Philip Thompson P O Box 1348, Nelson 7040. Ph 03 547 1730 A K Joinery Ltd Units 3-5, 28 Dublin Street, Picton, Ph/Fax 03 573 6860, contact Andrew Kenny. NZS4211 Affiliated. Atkinson’s Innovative Interiors 207 Akersten Street, Port Nelson, Ph 03 548 0612, Fax 03 548 0712, contact Kelvin Atkinson

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

Bays Joinery Ltd 6 Tokomaru Place, Wakatu Industrial Estate, Stoke, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0087, Fax 03 544 0084, contact George Molnar. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Brightwater Cabinetmaker & Joinery Ltd 8c Merton Place, Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 548 6400, Fax 03 548 6700, contact James Palmer.

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

Matai Joinery Ltd 26 Quarantine Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 7990, Fax 03 547 7778, contact Greg Couper. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Motueka Joinery Co 2001 Ltd 20 Old Wharf Road, Motueka, Ph 03 528 9012, Fax 03 5528 9011, contacts Phil or Barb Sharkie.

Maymorn Joiners Ltd 247 Parkes Line Rd, Upper Hutt, Ph 04 526 6657, Fax 04 526 8563, contact Anthony Neustroski. NZS4211 Affiliated. Orchard Joinery Ltd 14-18 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, Ph/Fax 04 298 3380, contact Geoff Orchard. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paraparaumu Doors & Joinery 102 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu, Ph 04 297 2233, Fax 04 297 2363, contact Tony Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Pete’s Joinery & Building Ltd 205 Main St, Greytown. Ph 06 304 9137, Fax 06 304 8094, contact Peter Algie, Rhys Severn or Paul Coventry. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Orange Building Group Joinery Ltd 16 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson. Ph 03 547 9784, Fax 03 547 9783, contact John Andrew. Re Space Limited 2 Kidson Place, Nelson 7011, Ph 03 547 1636, Fax 03 547 1637, contact Steven Harvey or Peter Harvey. Ruby Bay Joinery Ltd 8 Warren Plc, Mapua, Nelson. ph 03 540 2123 fax 03 540 2124, contact Wayne Roberts. NZS4211 Affiliated. Viking Furniture & Joinery Ltd 88 Vanguard Street, Nelson, ph 03 548 0493, fax 03 548 0453, contact Barry Thomas. Waimea West Joinery Ltd 111 Beach Road, Richmond, Nelson, Ph 03 544 0177, Fax 03 544 4147, contacts Kathy & Alan Gibbs. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Prestige Joinery Limited 140 Perry Street, Masterton, Ph 06 377 1331, Fax 06 378 8282, contact Gregory Morgan. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Stephen Jensen Cabinetmakers Ltd 37 Takapau Road, Waipukurau, Ph 06 858 9028, Fax 06 858 9208, contacts Stephen Jensen / Kane Griffin. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Renalls Joinery Limited 147 -155 High St Sth, Carterton. Ph 06 379 8008, fax 06 379 7600, contact Steve Ruscoe. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Summerfield Joinery 4 Innes Street, Gisborne, Ph 06 868 4236, Fax 06 868 4240, contact Dale Summerfield. NZS4211 Affiliated

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

Adrian Harris Woodcraft Unit J, 3 Timothy Place, Wigram, Christchurch 8042, Ph 03 348 6996, Fax 03 348 6976, contact Adrian Harris. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

The Joinery King Limited 73 Hutt Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Ph 04 473 6367, Fax 04 473 6360, contact Tony King. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Advanced Joinery Ltd 27 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 7700, Fax 03 348 7743, contact Greg Ayers.

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

TRS Joiners Ltd 58 Fisk Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt. Ph 04 566 0650, Fax 04 566 0656, contact Theren Sugrue. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Your Solutions Joinery Ltd 46 Ford Road, Onekawa, Napier. Ph 06 843 5954, Fax 06 843 5953, contact Craig Russell.

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

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CANTERBURY Secretary, Josie Gray 28 Carlsen Street, Burwood, Christchurch Ph 03 387 0676

Alsop Joinery Ltd 18 Alloy Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, Ph 03 348 4666, Fax 03 348 4676, contact Gary Alsop. NZS4211 Affiliated. Anderson Joinery Ltd 117 Alford Forest Rd, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 2988, fax 03 308 2988, email: anderson.joinery@ xtra.co.nz, contact Dougal Anderson. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Benchtops Plus More 16 Nazareth Avenue, Middleton, Christchurch, Ph 03 961 0710, Fax 03 961 0707, contact Mike Davidson. Bower Kitchens and Tops Ltd 12a Bower Ave, Christchurch. Ph 03 388 2924, fax 03 388 2924. Contact Russell Lloyd. NZS4211 Affiliated. Brent Johnson Joinery Ltd 30A Newnham Street, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 6256, Fax 03 313 7954, contact Brent Johnson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Busch Joinery Limited 1737 Boundary Road, R D 3, Ashburton, Ph 027 563 4537, Fax 03 303 7109, contact Nathan Busch Creative Joinery Ltd Unit 1/ 7 Homersham Pl., Burnside. Ph 03 358 4900, fax 03 358 0900, contact Wayne Brown. Don’s Joinery Ltd 43 Sandown Cres, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 0828, fax 03 382 077, contact Don McClintock. Elite Joinery Ltd Unit 1, 97A Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch, Ph 03 354 8311, Fax 03 354 8301, contact Hayden & Sarah Illingworth. Finesse Joinery 423 Main North Road, Christchurch. Ph 03 352 3457, Fax 03 352 3451, contact David Street. G E Joinery Ltd 653 Ellesmere Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch, Ph 03 281 8830, Fax 03 281 8820, contact Gareth Evans. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grant Kearney Joinery 51 Boys Road, Rangiora, North Canterbury, Ph 03 313 7125, Fax 03 313 6569, contact Grant Kearney. NZS4211 Affiliated. Grieve Construction Limited 179 Alford Forest Road, Ashburton 7700, Ph 03 308 0328, Fax 03 307 1283, contacts Ben Grieve and Scott Jamison. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hagley Kitchens 6 Nazareth Ave, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 961 0703, Fax 03 961 0715, contact Nathan Moore. Hardie & Thomson Ltd PO Box 210 225, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 4303, fax 03 379 1776, contact John Thomson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Homeview Building Products Ltd 9 Tenahaun Place, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 343 9949, Fax 03 343 9948, contact Garry Ottmann or Howard Stone. NZS4211 Affiliated. Hooper Joinery 43 Phillips Street, Christchurch, Ph 03 366 9629, Fax 03 366 9630, contact Aaron Hooper. Ian Johnstone Joinery (1993) Ltd PO Box 2471, Christchurch. Ph 03 366 9594, fax 03 366 9592, contact Adrienne Wood. Joinery by Design PO Box 19 973, Woolston, Christchurch. Ph 03 384 8461, fax 03 384 8431, contact Evan McLachlan & David Phillips. NZS4211 Affiliated. LX Joinery 39A Buchanans Road, Sockburn 8042, Christchurch, Ph 03 342 9605, Fax 03 342 9604, contact Steve Mangan. NZS4211 Affiliated.


Mackay Kitchens Ltd 345 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, Ph 03 365 3988, Fax 03 377 3509, contact Chris Moore.

Barrett Joinery Ltd 204 Hilton Highway, PO Box 2115 Timaru. Ph 03 688 4738, fax 03 688 8879, contact Mark Mitchell. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

Mark White Joinery 108c Shortland Street, Aranui, Christchurch. Ph 03 382 8570, Fax 03 382 8571, contacts Mark White, Graeme Rountree.

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

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

Modern Age Joinery 24 Hawdon St, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 1675 fax 03 365 1695, contact Grant Woodham. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Hewitt Joinery Ltd 25A Lunns Rd, Christchurch, Ph 03 343 0360, Fax 03 343 0363, mob 027 239 5934, contact Murray Hewitt. NZS4211 Affiliated. Murray Milne Ltd PO Box 356, Ashburton. Ph 03 308 8018, fax 03 308 8019, contact Murray Milne. MWF Manufacturing Ltd 23 Leeds St, Sydenham, Christchurch. Ph 03 365 6218, fax 03 365 6220, contact Gary Altenburg. NZS4211 Affiliated. NZ Doors (2004) Ltd 41 Anchorage Road, Hornby, Christchurch, Ph 03 344 2516, Fax 03 344 2517, contacts Ron and Lisa Zwarst. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paul Renwick Joinery Ltd PO Box 11047, Chch. Ph 03 349 7049, fax 03 349 7048, contact Paul Renwick. R A Hale Ltd PO Box 9020, Addington, Christchurch. Ph 03 3666 909, fax 03 3666 235. Contact Donald Bisphan. NZS4211 Affiliated. Ryan’s Kitchens and Joinery Unit 3, 50 Dakota Cres, Sockburn, Christchurch 8041, Ph 03 348 7921, Fax 03 348 7951, contact Ryan Butler. NZS4211 Affiliated Shane Boyd Granite Benchtops Ltd 7 Tanya Street, Bromley, Christchurch, Ph 03 981 0616, Fax 03 920 1020, contact Shane Boyd. Sockburn Joinery PO Box 11227, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 6044, fax 03 342 5939. Contact Tony Lemmens. Southbridge Furniture & Design 103 High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, Ph/ Fax 03 324 2517, contact Sandro Dyer. NZS4211 Affiliated. Sydenham Joinery Ltd 96 Byron Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Ph 03 379 6840, Fax 03 379 6842, contact Bernie Hunt. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Geraldine Timber Products 27 High Street, Geraldine, Ph/Fax 03 693 9598, contact Paul Autridge. NZS4211 Affiliated. J E Dennison Ltd 5 Redruth St, Timaru. Ph 03 688 0029, fax 03 688 0039, contact Gary Dennison. NZS4211 Affiliated. JMAC Joinery Ltd 7 Laughton Street, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2725, Fax 03 688 2726, contact Craig Mason. NZS4211 Affiliated. Joinery Zone 2012 Ltd 110 Fraser Street, Timaru. Ph 03 688 8223, Fax 03 688 8225, contact Warren Atwill. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lunds Joinery Ltd 33a Grants Rd, PO Box 128, Timaru. Ph 03 688 9149, fax 03 684 8050, contact Glen Chitock. NZS4211 Affiliated. McMaster Joinery Leonard St, Waimate. Ph 03 689 7557, fax 03 689 7907, contact Des McMaster. NZS4211 Affiliated. Millennium Joinery Ltd 2 Regina Lane, Oamaru. Ph 03 437 0227, Fax 03 437 1337, contact Michael Sandri. NZS4211 Affiliated. Paterson Joinery 307 Rosewill Valley Road, Timaru. Ph/Fax 03 688 7060, contact Alan Paterson. Quality Joinery Ltd 10 Ouse St, Oamaru. Ph 03 434 7922, fax 03 434 7912, contact Grant Pledger. NZS4211 Affiliated. Rycole Joinery 44 Homestead Road, 1 DRD, Oamaru, Ph/Fax 03 434 5012, contacts Darryl and Adrienne Whitburn NZS4211 Affiliated. Tony Boyce Builders & Joiners Ltd Washdyke Flat Road, Washdyke, Timaru, Ph 03 688 2181, Fax 03 688 2182, contact Tony Boyce. NZS4211 Affiliated.

OTAGO SOUTHWARD

Stewart Construction Ltd PO Box 2125, St Kilda. Ph 03 455 2057, fax 03 455 5959, Paul Mulholland. NZS4211 Affiliated. Taylor Made Joinery 22 Orari St, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 6520, fax 03 455 6978, contact Chris Taylor. Wanaka Joinery & Glass Ltd 52 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 7890, Fax 03 443 1891, contact Jason Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Kitchen Focus 2012 Ltd 544a Kaikorai Valley Road, Kaikorai, Dunedin 9011, Ph 03 488 5288, Fax 03 488 5298, contact Spencer Bremner.

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

Lamicraft Products 1996 Ltd 34 Ettrick Street, Glenross, Dunedin 9011. Ph 03 456 5092, Fax 03 456 5095, contact Doug Fairhurst.

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

Leith Joinery PO Box 778, Dunedin. Ph 03 477 0115, fax 03 477 2215, contact Peter Leith. NZS4211 Affiliated. Lloyds Joinery Ltd 141 North Road – cnr Kinloch Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 8383, Fax 03 215 9901, contact Lloyd Richardson. NZS4211 Affiliated. Masterwood Joinery 2008 PO Box 385, 28 McNulty Road, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0313, Fax 03 445 0323, contact Don McDonald. NZS4211 Affiliated. Mearns & Leckie (2006) Ltd 7 Gow St, Mosgiel 9024, Ph 03 489 2024, Fax 03 489 1514, contact Brian Ballantyne. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Withers Joinery 78 Factory Rd, Mosgiel. Ph 03 489 4179, fax 03 489 4157, contact Paul Crawley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Mojo Modern Joinery Ltd 2 Wolter Crescent, Cromwell, Ph 03 445 0128, contact Craig Harrison. Mt Iron Joinery Ltd 66 Anderson Road, Wanaka, Ph 03 443 8075, Fax 03 443 8095, contact Lawry White. Nigel Molloy Joinery Limited 300 Great North Road, Winton, Ph 03 236 0399, Fax 03 236 0393, contact Nigel Molloy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Biesse Group New Zealand Bostik New Zealand Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ

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

Daiken New Zealand Limited

Peter Howley Joinery Ltd 224 Mersey Street, Invercargill, Ph 03 214 1055, Fax 03 214 1056, contact Peter Howley. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Forbo Flooring Systems

Queenstown Joinery 53 Industrial Place, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 7555, Fax 03 442 7595, contact Kevin Harradine.

Häfele NZ Ltd

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

Pooles Joinery Ltd 22 Bay Road, Invercargill, Ph 03 215 9167, Fax 03 215 9431, contact Peter Fisher. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Timber Tru Ltd 374 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Ph 03 389 2986, Fax 03 389 2017, contact Tony van der Plas. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Abernethy Joinery 18 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 1654, Fax 03 456 1661, contact Ian Abernethy. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Riversdale Joinery Ltd Liverpool Street, Riversdale, Southland 9744, Ph 03 202 5527, Fax 03 202 5528, Barry O’Connor & Don Williams. NZS4211 Affiliated.

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

A Step Up Joinery Ltd 9 Midland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 455 4455, Fax 03 455 4454, contact Neil Rutherford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ron Kirk Joinery Ltd 403 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 453 5718, Fax 03 453 5716, contact Ron Kirk. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Vision Joinery Limited 150 Ashworths Road, Amberley 7481, Ph 03 314 8083, Fax 03 314 8081, contacts Scott Drewery & Yvette Drewery.

Coronet Woodware 1992 Limited 99 Glenda Drive, Frankton Industrial Est, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3700, Fax 03 442 3323, contact Martin S Macdonald. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Ruthven Joinery Ltd 16 Boomer Street, Green Island, Dunedin, Ph 03 488 4880, Fax 03 488 4893, Murray Ruthven & Maureen Burn. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Cut-it Joinery Limited 22 Clan Mac Road, R D 2, Wanaka 9382, Ph 03 443 5031, contact John Titterton.

Stevenson & Williams Ltd Joinery PO Box 4007, Dunedin. Ph 03 455 4034, fax 03 455 9370. Email: gary@stevwill.co.nz. . contact Gary Turner. NZS4211 Affiliated.

The Joiner Shop Kaikoura Ltd 19 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, Ph 03 319 5562, Fax 03 319 5574, contact Fraser Syme.

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

Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Gabbett Machinery Ltd

Herman Pacific Hettich New Zealand Hideaway Bins Ikon Commercial Ltd Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies ITM Leitz Tooling NZ Ltd Lincoln Sentry NZ Ltd

WAITAKI Secretary, Bill Foote 221 Pages Rd, Timaru. Ph 03 686 2208. Alpine Joinery 480 Fairview Road, No 2 RD, Timaru, ph 03 688 5748, fax 03 688 5785, contact Paul Butchers.

Formatt Kitchens Ltd 180 Glenda Drive, Frankton, Queenstown, Ph 03 441 4944, Fax 03 441 4945, contact Guy Shallard or Alex Blackford. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Steves Joinery Ltd 22A Margaret Place, Frankton Industrial, Queenstown, Ph 03 442 3206, Fax 03 442 3207, contacts Stephen Walak, Amanda Trainor. NZS4211 Affiliated.

Nelson Pine Industries Ltd Prime Panels (NZ) Ltd Resene Paints Ltd Schlegel Pty Ltd The Laminex Group Timspec W & R Jack Ltd

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PRODUCT Focus

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For more information, contact Ingersoll Rand on 0800 477 869 or visit www. schlage.co.nz

JOINERS Magazine March 2013 page 76

Setting up surfacer and thicknesser cutters made easy Say goodbye to screws & adjustments with the new Tersa cutterblock Knife Setting System, fitted standard on all new machines in the MiniMax & SCM range. Tersa replaces the standard cutterblock setup system you find on most surfacers and thicknessers. It gives you a minimum setup time, and anyone can do it. You don’t need to be an expert. The Tersa knives can be changed in a few seconds, no special tooling or equipment is required. The knives are automatically clamped safely in position using centrifugal force - to within an accuracy of 0.02mm - without you having to setup or measure anything! This system has also been proven to reduce noise at the cutterhead, so now you can work better, quicker & safer

To learn more about Tersa visit the MiniMax pages on the Gabbett Machinery website, where you’ll find videos, product reviews and specifications - www.gabbett.com

Clean, preserve and protect timber furniture with Spray Glow Spray Glow Furniture Polish from Mirotone is used and recommended by leading furniture manufacturers to introduce and preserve a deep lustrous, no shine glow. Spray Glow is specially formulated from the correct proportions of natural oils and waxes to clean and enrich - without harming or darkening – furniture and fittings, including natural timbers teak, blackwood, walnut, mahogany and low gloss simulated timber laminates and hard surfaces.

For more information contact Mirotone NZ Ltd on 0800 346 474 or email information@mirotone.co.nz or visit www.mirotone.com


Hire an apprentice the cheapest tool you can buy Government apprenticeship reboot subsidy Remember to get your training agreements into JITO soon to increase your chance of receiving the government subsidy ($2000 for each apprentice and $2000 for each employer for L4 qualifications over 120 Credits AND any Modern Apprentice but remember a Modern Apprentice is 21 years of age or under .) JITO is waiting to be advised by Minister Joyce on the finer details however we are very confident that the subsidy will benefit those new people who register for most timber joinery qualifications. JITO looks forward to working with the Government on its Apprenticeship Reboot programme to increase apprenticeships by offering startup incentives to apprentices and their employers. Special opportunity for experienced workers who want to be qualified Reduced by 50% off if registered before 31 May 2013. Do you have workers who are keen to be qualified? They will need to be over 25 years of age and currently working in the industry for 7 or more years. JITO has a process called Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) which enables experienced workers in joinery to become qualified by providing evidence of their skills and to have these competencies assessed. Upon request, candidates will be sent an information pack. This pack will guide the candidate to gather evidence, in preparation for a formal assessment. Assessment dates will be scheduled to suit the candidate. Below are the costs using this special offer to become qualified through RCC, if registered before the 31st May 2013. Please note that all figures include GST and the $400.00 RCC application fee. Craftsperson was $3,495.00 now $1747.50 Cabinetry was $1,560.00 now $780.00 Exterior Joinery was $2,070.00 now $1,035.00

Stairs was $1,440.00 now $720.00 Kitchen Manufact. & Install was $1,995.00 now $997.50 Lam Fabrication was $1,995.00 now $997.50 Component Machining was $1,455.00 now $727.50 Furthermore if paid in FULL at the time of registering there is our usual 10% discount. For further details and an information pack, please phone Krisha Black 04 8050 413 or email krish.black@ jito.org.nz Further Government announcements The Government has undertaken an eighteen month in-depth Industry Training Review which covers all ITO's. The outcomes of this review look to be very positive for JITO. Over the last four years like many of you, we have reduced staff including Area Training Advisors in all areas except Auckland, we have minimal staff numbers and have cut all costs to the extent that we feel our service to you is less than optimal.

$156 million annual investment. Changes announced by the Government today will allow us to focus on supporting good quality training in areas of need, and that can only support economic growth,� Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mr Oldershaw said. Awarding NCEA to Level 2 to students who are now apprentices or trainees Some apprentices / trainees may now be entitled to be awarded NCEA Level 2 by using the credits achieved through their tertiary education (JITO Unit Standards). NCEA Level 2 is an important and well regarded qualification. Some students who have left school without NCEA Level 2 may have achieved the 80 credits required, with the addition of their JITO qualification, but are unaware of this.These apprentices need to contact NZQA for confirmation of achievements. 0800 697 296 (if possible have your NSN - National

Student Number - on hand) or email helpdesk@nzqa.govt.nz with the subject line - Do I have enough credits for NCEA Level2. Review of timber joinery and allied trade qualifications 2012 - 2013 The Joinery ITO is continuing to work closely with stakeholders from the construction and allied trades sectors, and is proceeding with plans. Thanks to all joinery industry people who have taken the time to support the review by either being involved in the Working Groups or providing feedback as part of the consultation process. These are only draft qualifications at the moment, and the relevant Working Groups will be working hard over the coming months to fill in the details. Three NZ qualifications will be available for those either wishing to enter the trade or are already employed in the trade: (continued next page)

Needless to say the latest announcements from Prime Minister John Key and Hon Steven Joyce are very pleasing. Government changes will help raise the validity of apprenticeship training and make it easier for employers to take part in Industry Training. The changes are an endorsement that industry training offered value-for-money, high quality training and would allow the sector to improve on that. We particularly welcome the news that there will be no differentiation between support available to apprentices based on their age. This will give opportunities to second chance learners and give more flexibility to employers. Our focus will be on ensuring that qualifications gained through apprenticeships and industry training are seen as valuable and leading to a lifelong career, and without the burden of student loans. “Industry Training contributes more than $7 billion a year to GDP and provides Government with a significant return on its

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

TIMBER IMPORTERS ASSOCIATION

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

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

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

BBS Timbers Limited

PO Box 1407, Whangarei 0140 Ph 09 438 9358 Fax 09 430 0455 E. office@bbstimbers.co.nz

Herman Pacific Limited PO Box 35 209, Browns Bay, Auckland, 0753 Ph 09 426 5475 Fax 09 426 7638 E. matthew@hermpac.co.nz

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

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

Lamiform Surfaces Ltd 76 Durham Street South PO Box 13-213, Christchurch phone (03) 365-0295 fax (03) 365-7560 Errold Paynter

JSC Timber Ltd

PO Box 285, Kumeu 0841 Ph 09 412 2800 Fax 09 412 7723 E. richard@jsctimber.co.nz

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

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

Secretary Ian Winkel 16 Mariners View Rd Birkenhead, Auckland phone 0800 4 537 537 fax 0800 4 537 537

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Change to block courses in the Future Once the reviewed qualifications are registered JITO is looking to change the way block courses are structured. We are keen to reduce time away at block course for apprentices who are skilled in particular strands of timber joinery. Full block courses will be available for the strands where there is less manufacturing in the company. EXAMPLE: Dovetail Joinery manufactures mostly cabinetry, a small amount of exterior joinery and the occasional staircase. To be assessed in cabinetry,

The boss at Dovetail also wants the apprentice to learn the skills to manufacture exterior joinery as the company is likely to expand into this area especially with NZ4211 about to be launched. The boss would also like the apprentice to have knowledge and basic skills to manufacture stairs. For both the exterior joinery and stair strands the apprentice will attend a full block course to learn these skills and to be assessed. This means that an apprentice, who works in a company with a manufacturing bias towards one or two strands, will be able to prepare for assessment whilst at work in readiness to attend the Polytech for 2-3 days thus reducing time away from work. It will not be a short cut. If not fully prepared the apprentice will fail the assessment and will be required to attend a full block course. ²

EUMABOIS exhibition network 2013 International events that will be sponsored by Eumabois, the European federation of woodworking technology, tools and accessories manufacturers.

Moxon (NZ) Limited PO Box 4401 Mt Maunganui Ph 07 575 7681 Fax 07 575 7689 E. barry@moxon.co.nz

L G Petterson (1994) Ltd 49 Bennett Street Palmerston North phone (06) 354-8170 fax (06) 354-2139 Lindsay Petterson

• NZ Certificate in Allied Construction Skills (working title and likely to change) – pretrade qualification for joinery and other related trades • NZ Certificate in joinery level 4 – joinery trade qualification • NZ Certificate in Construction Trades (working title and likely to change) – supervisory and business management qualification for joinery and other related trades

the apprentice at Dovetail will use JITO supplied materials to complete distance learning, gather the required evidence with employer verification of work and prepare for a 2-3 day assessment in cabinetry at Polytech.

Rosenfeld Kidson Ltd

PO Box 621, Auckland 1140 Ph 09 573 0503 Fax 09 573 0504 E. rk@thetimbersource.co.nz

Simmonds Lumber (NZ) Ltd PO Box 132 232, Sylvia Park Auckland 1644 Ph 09 573 0280 Fax 09 573 0281 E. peter.hutchinson@ simmondslumber.com.au

Secretary Malcolm Scott 3 Long St, Torbay, Auckland 0630 Ph 09 473 0553 E. Malcolm@jsctimber.co.nz

EXPOPROMUEBLE

Mexico City (Mexico)

23/26 January

DELHIWOOD

New Delhi (India)

31 Jan /3 Feb

FIMMA BRAZIL

Bento Gonçalves (Brazil)

18/22 March

WOODEX FOR AFRICA

Johannesburg (South Africa)

21/23 March

WOODSHOW

Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

9/11 April

DREMA

Poznan (Poland)

16/19 April

LIGNA

Hanover (Germany)

6/10 May

FITECMA

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2/6 July

AWFS VEGAS

Las Vegas (United States)

24/27 July

ASEANWOOD - WOODTECH

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

21/24 August

HI WOODTECH

Herning (Denmark)

3/6 September

WOOD AND BIOENERGY

Jyväskylä (Finland)

4/6 September

TEKHNODREV SIBERIA

Krasnoyarsk (Russia)

10/13 September

LISDEREVMASH

Kiev (Ukraine)

September

VIETNAMWOOD

Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam)

25/28 September

WOODWORKING

Minsk (Belarus)

1/4 October

WOOD PROCESSING MACHINERY

Istanbul (Turkey)

5/9 October

HOLZ BASEL

Basel (Switzerland)

8/12 October

WOOD-TEC

Brno (Czech Republic)

22/25 October

FIMMA VALENCIA

Valencia (Spain)

November

WOODEX/LESTECHPRODUKZIA

Moscow (Russia)

26/29 November


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Rimu • Matai • Totara 04 293 7456 ajmckship@xtra.co.nz Arborline have been three time winners of the ‘Best Entrance or Door’ award at the Master Joiners awards (2004/06/12).

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imply adorable! That’s the catchphrase on Arborline’s logo and that is the reaction from many customers when they take receipt of their timber doors. It is very hard to go past the “wow” factor a well designed and manufactured timber door can provide and Arborline have been ‘providing’ for over 30 years. Joe Jaques formed the company back in 1979 with more recently his sons Andrew and Julian at the helm to become one of New Zealands leading specialist door manufacturers. Whilst Arborform kitchen cabinet doors have experienced enormous growth in the past few years timber doors remain a major focus for the company.

as copper or resin in the design of a door gives the opportunity to create a truly individual piece. Design options, materials and sizes, are really only limited by the imagination.

An entrance door, in particular, is a great opportunity to make a statement, to create an impression and really complement the style and materials used in the rest of the home. It should play an important part in the initial design.

A properly finished and maintained timber door is extremely durable and will provide years of lasting enjoyment. Arborline Doors are more than happy to discuss options or requirements at any time. With access to a large number of timber species and total flexibility to customize your design they are well worth making contact with.

Three time winners of the ‘Best Entrance or Door’ award at the Master Joiners awards attests to the fact that there are none better than Arborline at manufacturing outstanding timber doors. Over the years Arborline have become very adept at producing unique and individual doors custom designed for their clients. The ability to incorporate outside materials such

Apart from the fact that a timber door is so aesthetically pleasing they also provide a lot of other benefits. They are certainly the option for the environmentally conscious with most New Zealand producers sourcing timber from sustainable resources. There are also major benefits to be had with the natural thermal insulation properties of timber and the consequent high R values achieved over a large number of man-made materials.

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