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WELCOME TO THE KSA The objective of this booklet is to give you valuable information about the Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA) and how it can help you make well-informed choices when looking to purchase a new kitchen. Thousands of people have kitchen installations completed successfully. How do they do it? The answer is proper planning – know what you want, what you can afford and use a reputable company.

to the kitchen industry. The needs of each of these stakeholders is intertwined and as you benefit and assist one, you do so the others. An important role of the KSA is to protect the rights of the consumer. Because membership of the KSA is voluntary, consumers have peace of mind that by working with a KSA member they are working with a company that has chosen to be held accountable by an objective third party. As such the KSA can only offer the consumer assistance and protection if they choose to work with a registered KSA member and make use of the facilities put in place to afford them protection and security.

The KSA is the only body that exists in South Africa to regulate and support the kitchen industry and its’ clients. As there is no government regulation of the industry the KSA was started in 1989 so that the industry could self-regulate. The association was started with a fundamental mission and vision: ‘To create a professional and stable trading environment in which the industry can prosper and consumers can enjoy peace of mind.’ ‘To be a national organisation, representing the country’s reputable kitchen manufacturers and associated product suppliers with the purpose of offering the public peace of mind by association as well as facilitating solution driven resolutions between members and consumers in areas of dispute.’ The KSA has three main stakeholders: the consumer, the kitchen manufacturer and suppliers 2

Whatever your budget or specification the KSA has members who can fulfil your brief whether it be DIY, a locally manufactured product or an imported product. It is vital that, before appointing a company, membership is confirmed on the KSA website.

KSA MEMBERSHIP IS GRANTED IN THREE FIELDS: Kitchen members - companies that manufacture and/or install kitchens - these companies are required to offer a minimum guarantee of one year on their product and installation. They must also have a showroom where you can view the quality of their product. Supplier members - companies that are affiliated to the kitchen industry by supplying a wide range of products and services to the industry. Stone & Surface Fabricators - companies that process and fabricate surfacing materials. By ensuring your kitchen company is using products supplied by a KSA registered supplier or fabricator you increase your safety-net for recourse in a dispute. The KSA has a strict code of ethics to which all members subscribe. The code covers manufacturing, installation and service standards. Membership is not easily awarded and members references are screened on their application. Members must have been trading for a minimum of three years, pass a reference check and be in good standing within the industry. All members must also agree to abide by any ruling handed down by the KSA or risk suspension or expulsion from the association. Return to Contents Page

THE KSA HOLDING ACCOUNT: The KSA Holding account offers a safe place for disputed funds, deposits and final payments. It can be utilised at any time by agreement between both parties and at no cost to the consumer. Use of the holding account is the only way the KSA can afford protection to a customer’s funds.

This account facilitates a sense of trust between the parties. It gives the kitchen company comfort in knowing that the needed funds are available, while allowing the customer to retain control of the release of those funds. Application forms to utilise the account as well as information on how the account works can be downloaded off the KSA website. It is an industry standard for kitchen companies to request a 50% deposit on signing of the contract, a further 40% on delivery of carcasses to site. The final 10% is payable on completion of the work and signing off of the job. 3

As an industry body the KSA provides advice and guidance. KSA staff are happy to assist both consumers and industry players with any questions or concerns they may have related to the industry or a new kitchen project. In the unfortunate event of a dispute arising between a KSA member and their client the incident can be reported by downloading the dispute registration forms from the KSA website. KSA undertakes to assist with any legitimate complaint that falls within the kitchen’s installation and guarantee period. The KSA’s mediation service aims to provide a fair and equitable resolution to the problem without it having to turn legal. For further information and a full list of members please visit the KSA website or contact your regional KSA office. Please visit our web site www.ksa.co.za


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WHY VISIT A SHOWROOM While using the internet is a useful tool to help you plan and design your kitchen renovation, the research is where it should end. Before buying, we would always recommend visiting a showroom so that you can see exactly what you’ll be receiving and if it is right for you. Engage the expertise of a professional kitchen company who will help bring your dream kitchen to life in the best way possible, ensuring a successful kitchen renovation. Buying a new kitchen is a tactile experience, it requires you to see, touch and operate the various components that make up a kitchen. This way, you can be 100% sure that you’re making that allimportant decision with more confidence and less doubt. Here are our reasons why a showroom visit is essential.

INSPIRATION You may already have your dream kitchen in the forefront of your mind; however, a visit to a showroom can help you decide on the best style, size and model for you. In a showroom, you will see designs that you may not have thought of before, or you may come across a range that you thought wouldn’t suit your space but in viewing it in person, you realise that it will work perfectly. In a showroom you will see, touch and feel a variety of finishes and see different types of storage solutions and features at work. 8

YOU CAN SEE EXACT FINISHES You wouldn’t buy a car or a house without seeing it first, so why should it be any different for your kitchen? Looks can be deceiving so what may look good online may, in reality, look very different. By seeing a kitchen range that you like in person, you can have a much better indication of how it will look in your space, if you need to alter the design and if the insides of the cabinets have sufficient storage space or if the shelves are too shallow. You can also see and experience the different ranges of hardware (drawer runners and door hinges) that would suit your budget and how they would work in your intended design. When visiting a showroom, you can get a feel for what will work and what won’t in your home so that you can make a better decision before it’s too late, and avoid any costly mistakes and delays.

SEE AND FEEL THE WORKMANSHIP Like anything, you want to make sure you receive the quality for the price you’re paying and get the most value for your money. When visiting a showroom, not only can you see the quality of the kitchen ranges but you can also feel the quality too. You can run your hands along the worktops and cabinets, open the doors and drawers to assess functionality and even see them in a variety of

different finishes. As well as being able to feel the sturdiness, you can also appreciate the finer details that you wouldn’t necessarily notice online. Often, kitchen showrooms will have a range of products from various suppliers – cabinet finishes, door styles, various counter top materials etc. that can broaden the design possibilities from what you originally thought possible.

PRICING SPECIFIC TO YOUR BUDGET When renovating or installing a completely new kitchen, we all look for ways to save money as the process can be a costly one. Having a design consultant assist you with your choices is very likely to save you money and all without compromising on quality! When buying a kitchen, a visit to a showroom can give you an idea of how much each different style would cost to implement in your home; this can help when planning your budget and you’re more likely to find promotions in store as opposed to online.

SECURITY By visiting a showroom, you are assuring yourself that the company is legit. That they have premises and that people other than you know who they are and how to contact them. When a company has a showroom, they have invested in their business. It also makes it harder for them to up and leave without a trace. While we are moving to a digital age and a virtual showroom can be useful you have no

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guarantee that the work shown on the platform has in fact been done by the company in question and that the hardware and materials you will receive are the same as those shown online. A fancy website can make a great impression but unless you visit the company yourself how can you be sure that the factory or company actually exists as a proper legal entity. We have heard horror stories where the fancy factory shown online was nothing but an empty lot and the customer was left without a R50 000 deposit and the kitchen company was nowhere to be seen.

VISITING A SHOWROOM DOESN’T ONLY APPLY TO A KITCHEN COMPANY If you are going to be truly satisfied with your new kitchen you should take the time to visit the showrooms / premises of the stone supplier and fabricator you are hoping to use. Selecting your surfacing material is an important part of the kitchen process. If you restrict yourself to choosing the material from a small sample rather than seeing it in its full scale then you run the risk of not fully understanding what that material will look like once installed. It would be like making the decision on the colour to paint your house based purely on the paper swatch from the hardware store. By visiting the stone supplier and/or the fabricator you can see the material you are considering in slab format and be fully aware of any pattern and colour variations and how these may affect the look you are trying to achieve. Watching your dream kitchen unfold before your eyes is a great feeling; knowing you did it right and it is a perfect fit for your home, family lifestyle and your pocket, is an even greater accomplishment. Whether you’re embarking on a new build or a renovation, a new kitchen takes a lot of effort to plan – don’t do it alone - visit our KSA members, all of whom have a showroom equipped with staff ready to assist you on your journey.


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KITCHEN LIVING INDOORS TO OUTDOORS When it comes to the South African home, we can truly say the kitchen is the heart. As South Africans our lives and cultures revolve around family, food, friends and our glorious weather. As such it is not surprising to see that more and more South African homes showcase a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. Outdoor living and entertaining are integral to the modern South African home. The ability to feel like you are outdoors when you are indoors as well as the ability to have indoor amenities when you are outdoors makes a property very inviting. The most common way to do this is by bringing the outside inside. Clever design with large windows and good landscaping can make it feel like your kitchen and entertainment area are actually outdoors. Add to this fold-back glass doors and your indoors has a seamless transition to the outdoors. It is vital that your kitchen is the central hub of such a space to ensure it is practical for entertaining and that the host is never far from the guests. To hide the dirty dishes and clutter in 14

this open environment a scullery is an important addition. The scullery becomes a pivotal part of the kitchen, offering a secret hide away for those unsightly pots and pans leaving your kitchen clean and tidy.

The much beloved braai kamer, is one of the most common ways of achieving this indoor/ outdoor transition. This room uniquely combines normal kitchen cooking with a braai. It is important to consider how you do this. Having a traditional braai indoors requires an effective chimney if the smell of braai smoke isn’t going to permeate the whole house. For the non-purist there are a large range of gas braais available on the market that will facilitate indoor braaiing without the hassle of smoke. To make the design seamless and contemporary these braais would usually be built in. If you are using a gas braai built into a countertop it is important to realise that these units generate a lot of heat. This means that if your surfacing is granite or quartz it will need some insulation from the heat generated to avoid the surfacing going into thermal shock and cracking. You should also

check your local fire regulations about an indoor open flame. Where there is a chance of a flame flair-up, fire legislation may insist a good quality extractor with metal filters, ducted to the outside, be installed above the grill / gas braai. A successful braai kamer will always have basic kitchen elements to make it properly functional. Worksurface for food preparation, a water point and a bar fridge are a must for a good entertainment area. The key is setting this up in an elegant and sophisticated way so that it doesn’t look like you have parked part of your kitchen in your entertainment area. Placement of the sink should be subtle and the finishes you use should tie in well with the décor of the rest of your home as well as to the outside. Materials used should be practical, resilient and easy to clean. Bringing the indoors outdoors is not quite as easy to achieve. The materials usually used to make an indoor kitchen will not have good longevity to the outdoor elements. Wind, sun and rain will take its toll. To create a good outdoor entertainment area that features a cooking station you need to think practically for materials with good longevity when exposed to the elements. You want the area to have minimal maintenance. Look to materials like concrete and timbers that are commonly used

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for all weather situations like Balau and Teak. Use top quality stainless steel and if you are wanting to include decorative surfacing like quartz, granite or sintered surfacing first check that the material can be installed outdoors without compromising the guarantee. It is important to choose the right location for your outside cooking station. If it is too far from the house and its amenities it may not be used as regularly as you had hoped. It will also make the supply of water and electricity difficult and expensive. While a braai is always a natural inclusion for an outdoor cooking station if you want the area to be truly versatile consider some form of hot plate for slower cooking or warming of side dishes, and don’t forget a facility for that South African favourite – the potjie. The inclusion of good lighting, a small sink, bar fridge or cooler box and storage facilities for braai grids, utensils etc will help make the area a practical space. You don’t want to have to keep running back to the main house to fetch things. It is also advisable to have some cover from the elements whether that be natural cover from trees or your own cover included as part of the design of the space. This way, rain or shine, you can make use of the area. We are truly blessed to live in a country with such wonderful vistas and weather and it’s fantastic to see kitchen designers celebrating this in their designs. This celebration of indoor/outdoor home living is pushing South African kitchen designers to experiment with different materials and to challenge their designs to be more organic and to seamlessly link the interior of the house to the exterior experience. For a family that likes to entertain and the outdoors this multi-functional idea of bringing outdoor cooking inside and facilitating kitchen cooking outside makes your home truly versatile and the real heart of the home. 15

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Your quotation is one of the most important documents you will receive when planning a new kitchen. It is vital that your quotation is detailed and accurate so that you are 100% certain about what exactly you are getting from the company.

product/supplier is named can the KSA determine if the same levels of quality have been supplied in the event of a dispute. The quote should also reference the specific colour of the material. Some colours are unique to specific suppliers so if the colour is listed but not the supplier this can also assist in pinpointing whether you have received the correct materials. When it comes to the doors a full description of the door style should be given – is it shaker, square edge, reverse handle grip etc. Once again having the supplier and colour listed is vital. The door size and whether it is left or right-hand opening are also vital pieces of information.

You need to go through your quotation with a fine tooth comb ensuring you understand each line and that nothing is missing because once you have signed it or handed over your deposit you are accepting that this document is accurate and you will be supplied the materials it specifies. If you have not done so you will have no real recourse in the eyes of the Consumer Protection Act. There are certain things that you must look for on your quotation to protect yourself and ensure there are no misunderstandings as to what you think you are getting and what you actually receive. When it comes to the kitchen component of the quote, detail is everything. Don’t be intimidated by a long, detailed quote. The more detail the company includes the more you are protected. The materials being used must be detailed and should include the type of material – is it MDF, Melamine, Duco etc. The supplier should be specified particularly if you have asked for a specific material – for example a Niemann Board or Fenix. If the supplier is not listed the company has leeway to replace the product you have selected with something similar and while a product may have a similar look you are not guaranteed it is the same quality. Only if the

We find that the most common area of miscommunication is in the supply of the kitchen hardware. It is vital that the exact make and model of each hinge, runner and insert is listed and clearly explained. Often customers see hardware and inserts in the showroom but don’t put two and two together that what they see might not be what they are getting because it doesn’t fit their budget. By making sure the make and model is listed you can ask to be shown again exactly what you will be receiving ensuring there are no miscommunications. Having the supplier listed is vital. When it comes to hardware you get a huge range of products that vary tremendously in quality and and their respective



warranty. If it comes to a dispute the KSA would want to ensure that if you did not get the brand you thought you were getting that you at least got one of comparable quality and with a similar guarantee. We often find issues arising with inserts and accessories. These are never supplied as standard and are always additional extras so while you may have seen them in a drawing or in the showroom they will only be supplied if specified on the quote. With all of the above you want the items listed individually and not grouped together with one mass pricing. You have the right to know what you are being charged for each piece of product being supplied. Ask to be shown the cost per item. If the quote lists a variety of things and give you one lump cost ask for a revised quote showing the breakdown. Quantities must also be clearly shown. When it comes to the supply of tops you may have this included in your kitchen quote but it may also be on a separate quotation from the fabricator. We find a lot of miscommunication here. Firstly, we find that often the client has not taken the time to visit the material supplier or the fabricator and often has not seen what the material looks like in slab form and are basing their choice off a small sample seen in a showroom. It is important to

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know that if you base your material selection on just seeing a sample rather than seeing the slab at the fabricator or supplier then you will have less recourse. Most popular surfacing materials come with some natural defects or colour variations and you need to make sure you are happy with the material on a large scale. It is important that your surfacing quotation shows clearly the colour and brand of the material being supplied. This is the only way to ensure that you are getting the brand of material you wanted and that it is not being swapped out for something similar that the company can make greater margins on. As with hardware not all materials are of comparable quality and without a brand-name we cannot guarantee you are supplied a product of the same quality as you originally wanted. Getting a lump sum is once again a no, no. The quote should reflect the price for the material and the cost of the fabrication and installation. This way you know that you are being sold your material at a market related price and that you are not being sold a material at a highly inflated price over the suppliers recommended retail price. This also protects you in the eyes of the CPA. So, when you get your quote remember more is better. The more detail they give you the more you are protected. Go through the quote carefully with your supplier and check each line item to make sure it is what you wanted. Finally, be fair to the companies you have asked to quote and ensure you are comparing apples with apples. Make sure all quotes you get are equally detailed so you can ensure you are getting comparable quality and quantity in each. It is very easy for one company to undercut another when they supply more cost effective or lower quality material. Before you decide to reject a quote as being far more expensive than another double-check that they are truly offering you the same thing. 19

KNOW WHAT QUARTZ SURFACING YOU ARE BUYING The KSA receives a lot of complaints about quartz surfacing that is chipping, staining and discolouring. When we investigate, we often find that the consumer does not have the stone they thought they were getting and have been sold a product of inferior quality with reduced durability. Quartz is a popular choice for countertops. As this product continues to grow in demand, more and more imports are making their way into the country. But, how can you be sure that the unknown brand you are being introduced to is of a comparable quality to the more established and recognised brands of quartz surfacing material available in South Africa? Quartz countertops are man-made products comprising around 90% quartz with the balance made up of resins, polymers and pigments. Sadly, there are products being sold on the market now that are produced without adhering to requirements regarding the ratios of, and quality of ingredients used. By compromising the ratio and quality of material composites, the stone becomes inferior and unable to uphold the same standards as products manufactured to the correct ratios and with the right ingredients. Return to Contents Page

Noticeable problems as a result of incorrect ratios/quality during manufacturing include the following: Inferior quartz surfacing is often manufactured using higher percentages of resin with less quartz which can result in resin pooling. This means the countertop can become more flexible and likely to bend during transportation. A highquality quartz product will contain approximately 93% quartz. As the amount of resin is not controlled, the amount of pigment can also vary. This can result in colour and pattern inconsistencies in sections of the material. Poor quality and/or toxic pigments that contain lead or cadmium are also often added to these inferior products. As these countertops are often used in food preparation areas, like the kitchen, these toxins are then introduced to digestive system and can prove dangerous.


Excessive amounts of formaldehyde are also often added during the manufacturing process; and these fumes can continue to be released for up to 5 years. This can be particularly harmful in an indoor application if there is poor ventilation. There are often inconsistencies in the thickness of the slabs. Well manufactured quartz surfacing is subject to both high heat and pressure. Inferior quality stone is usually baked at a lower temperature for a shorter time and is subject to less pressure during the manufacturing process. This makes it more porous, less stable and more prone to bending or breakage, chipping or scratching. Be aware that some products are not quartz based but actually marble based. The products may appear to look the same but it is vital that you check this, as a marble- based product will be considerably more vulnerable to scratches, chips and stains. It is important to note that most of these inconsistencies cannot be detected visually meaning that they only become apparent once the product is installed on site or once they have been in use for some time. As there is no government body checking these imports to ensure they meet a minimum standard we encourage you to take up the responsibility and check the source and warranties of all quartz surfacing you are quoted on. There are certain


international standards that these slabs should meet in order to ensure that the product you are receiving is not substandard and/or toxic. Standards which are of importance include: ISO 9001 for quality management, American Greenguard standards and also the International Health and Safety Foundation standards which ensure that the countertop surfaces are qualified for unrestricted use in the kitchen and food preparation environment. Protect yourself – ensure you purchase your quartz surfacing from a reputable source using a brand with a proven track record and a good warranty. Never ever rely on price alone to dictate your choice because we can guarantee you will be replacing your stone in a matter or years.

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KSA CHECKLIST Your new kitchen is complete – before you sign off the job and make your final payment run through this checklist to ensure the job is completed and ready for you to move in. Are all doors plumb and all gaps even? (It is perfectly acceptable to have a 2 - 4mm gap between doors) Do all hinges open and close smoothly and relatively silently? Do all drawers open and close smoothly and are all gaps even? (It is perfectly acceptable to have a 3 - 6mm gap between drawer fascias). Check that all other moving parts operate smoothly and silently, and do what they are supposed to do. Check that all gaps and fillers form symmetrical lines. (Exclusions made when walls and floor are not plumb). Are all handles fitted securely and are straight / level? Are all adjustable shelves placed correctly – aligned and level? Are there any visible gaps that have not been filled? Have all screws been capped in all carcasses? (It is acceptable to have Hilti screws visible). Are all cut-outs for services neat and in the correct positions? Are kick-plates fitted and exposed ends edged? Have all accessories been fitted and are they operating correctly (Cutlery trays, bins, pull-out larders, pocket doors etc.)? Are all mitre joins neat and filled correctly? Are all worktops secured and cut outs sealed (if required)? Is the sink secured and sealed? Have all manufacturing marks, glue, overspray and visible dust been cleaned away? Have all paint or stain touch-ups been attended to? Are all the carcass edging and door edging in an acceptable state – no raw substrate is exposed to the elements or peeling? Have you been informed on how to maintain and care for your new kitchen? Please remember that ALL appliances are to be installed by a qualified electrician / gas installer and all sinks, basins and taps need to be connected by a qualified plumber. All KSA member kitchens afford you a minimum of a one year guarantee excluding wear and tear or abuse. Please make sure you download the Care and Maintenance document from the ‘Downloads’ page on our website www.ksa.co.za so that you will know exactly how to take care of all aspects of your new kitchen. Enjoy your new kitchen


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KITCHEN LIGHTING When planning a kitchen few tend to consider lighting. Adding lights to the kitchen is often a last-minute thing when there is little left in the budget for effective and attractive fittings. Your kitchen lighting should be planned as part of the fundamental design of the kitchen. Not only is good lighting important for the effective use of the kitchen but also for its aesthetics and, believe it or not, your emotional well-being. Your kitchen lighting should be layered. While in the past a big fluorescent tube attached to the kitchen ceiling would suffice, the modern kitchen is part of an integrated living space and needs more than just practical cost-effective lighting. Obviously natural light is the first prize. Maximising natural light is not only aesthetically pleasing but it comes with no electricity bill. But, you will still have a need for good general lighting – normally ceiling mounted, that gives general illumination. Downlighters work very well for this purpose and are easily maintained. After ensuring the general illumination of your kitchen your focus should be task lighting. This is the lighting aimed at making the kitchen a practical place to work in. It ensures that all the areas where you prepare food, cook and wash dishes are well Return to Contents Page

lit to ensure cleanliness and efficiency. The most important task lighting will focus on ensuring your countertops and workspaces are well lit. This is usually done by placing lighting on the underside of your eye level cabinetry. Most commonly used to do this is LED strip lighting or LED downlighters – both are economic and low heat generating. It is preferable that you don’t actually see the light fittings so the use of L-shaped channels and light shields is important.

Placement of the fittings is key. If you are focusing on task lighting the light should be placed within the first third of the underside of the cabinetry. If you are rather looking for the undercabinet lighting to accent a splashback or just to add ambiance it should be placed towards the back of the cabinet. You must know what material you are using for your countertops when you plan this lighting as many surfacing options are shiny and reflective. You need to choose a diffused light source to ensure you don’t get reflective glare with a shiny surface 31

like granite or quartz. With matt surfaces you want to consider the placement of the light fittings, particularly with downlighters. It is recommended you place the units approximately 500mm apart as this will allow the pools of light to overlap creating a more consistent spread of light across the countertop. Task lighting that is often forgotten is the lighting of drawer and cupboard interiors. Being able to clearly see what is inside your cupboard or drawer makes your kitchen more practical and userfriendly. For glass fronted cupboards this lighting is not only task orientated but accent orientated as well. LED strip lighting is most commonly used for this but downlighters can also be used for a cupboard application. Systems now exist that allow this lighting to be motion activated so that drawer lighting will activate as you open the drawer. This is also an advantage when applied to the lighting of parts of your kitchen infrequently used like the scullery or laundry.

Accent lighting is lighting that is added to give your kitchen greater depth and to highlight features. Remember, the kitchen itself is a feature and can be accented with kickplate lighting and over-cabinet lighting. Over cabinet lighting can help to give the illusion of height to a room. If you are stuck with fairly low ceilings this is a fantastic trick to give you a greater illusion of space. The lighting can be fixed to the top of the kitchen units and can either create a thin highlight between cabinet and the ceiling if the cabinets are tall giving an intimate feeling, or a warmer, space-enhancing light if there is a larger gap between cabinet and ceiling. 32

Kickplate lighting definitely adds dimension, a sense of space and sophistication to a kitchen. LED strip lighting is placed unseen along the underside of the bottom cabinets at the kickplate. They are also a useful ‘night light’ option for those late-night snack runs.

Other accent lighting can be used to highlight art works or focal pieces in the kitchen. In order for this to be effective this accent lighting should be at least three times brighter than the ambient light. Lighting a kitchen island or breakfast bar is also important. It will need good task lighting but also accent lighting. Both an island and a breakfast bar / eating area offer you the opportunity for a bit of aesthetical flair. This is your chance to hang a beautiful feature light like pendent lights or a chandelier. If opting for pendent lighting you need to give thought to the space you have. A good recommendation is that a 2500mm area can accommodate three smalls to medium pendants or two large ones and a 3600mm area can accommodate five small to medium pendants or three large ones. On the whole the rule of aesthetics would recommend working in odd numbers. Your pendant lighting can be a real feature combining more than one style or with the lights at staggered heights and groups. The important thing to remember with any chandelier or pendant lighting is that you will need to do regular cleaning and maintenance. A kitchen is a messy place so the lights will collect dust and grease even if you have a good extractor.

No matter what lighting you eventually choose there are important things to consider. Don’t just look at wattage but more about the actual amount of light that can be created (measured in lumens). The amount of light needed varies from person to person and the older we get the more light we need to see effectively. Under fifty’s generally only need to work with 2.5-watt lighting but over 50’s fair better with 5-watt lighting. Put your various lighting on their own switches so you can turn them on and off

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according to your mood or needs. Add dimmers so that you can adjust the ambiance. Psychologically the brightness and warmth of the lighting in a room can affect our mood. Choose energy efficient options. This is not only good for your bank balance but for the environment too. Lastly, make sure you consult experts. Not only to buy your lights but to fit them too. Working with a registered electrician is essential.


WHY USE A KITCHEN DESIGNER? When it comes to interior design versus kitchen design, who do you use and why? If you’re not sure whether you need an interior designer or a kitchen designer, or both, we can help. Homeowners hire an interior designer when they want a “wide-angle lens” to help them coordinate design within each room, and between rooms. Interior designers can help you explore styles, narrow down options, select materials, and colours, and create a comprehensive aesthetic for your home overall. A kitchen designer is a more specialised type of expert who can advise you not only on styles, materials, and colours, but also help you with functional decisions, physical restrictions, and spatial challenges that are particular to your kitchen. A kitchen designer will help you create a kitchen that works for you, your family and lifestyle; and looks beautiful. Return to Contents Page

DO YOU NEED TO HIRE BOTH AN INTERIOR AND A KITCHEN DESIGNER? This decision will depend on several factors: your budget, the size of the renovation, and your own willingness and ability to manage the project. If you are wanting your kitchen to truly meet your needs then we would strongly recommend making use of an experienced kitchen designer. Having both is a luxury but one that will definitely assist you by saving you time, keeping you on-task, correcting and preventing mistakes, and dealing with manufacturers and contractors.

WHAT SPECIFICALLY CAN A KITCHEN DESIGNER HELP ME DO? When you hire a professional kitchen designer, you’re benefiting from their experience and expertise. They can evaluate trends and help you incorporate them into your home seamlessly; maximizing use and function of space. An experienced kitchen designer can improve more than just aesthetics— they can improve quality of life while saving you time, frustration, and money. They will know how to maximise your budget; help you achieve the aesthetic you want for the funds you have available. The kitchen is one of the most complicated rooms of the house to lay-out. Kitchens are full of utility lines, appliances, doors, windows and walkways. 35

Renovating and remodelling a kitchen is about more than just making a beautiful space – it is about making a more functional space and utilising all available areas and products to achieve your desired design. This is where it is imperative to make use of a specialist kitchen designer.

the functionality of your units, to how and when each phase needs to be actioned; what to expect during each phase; and how best to deal with any hidden obstacles that may crop up along the way – a kitchen designer can guide you through all. Yes, there are online tools for designing kitchens, but when questions arise, you will be far more comfortable talking to a real person who knows you and your space.

BEAUTIFUL SPACE A kitchen designer creates a beautiful space that fits your style. They are knowledgeable about trends, styles, and colours that work well in kitchens. As well as being able to advise you on the finishes that will suit your budget but also ensure the longevity of your remodel.

It’s challenging to sum up all the skills and advice a kitchen designer brings to a project. However, a kitchen designers’ perspective in these areas are invaluable:

PERSONAL ADVICE First and foremost, a kitchen designer will help guide you through the kitchen remodelling process. Whether this is your first or fifth remodel, you will want personal advice. From a finish that best suits your lifestyle, to hardware that will maximise 36



A beautiful new kitchen needs a functional design behind it. Kitchen designers ensure your remodel is functional and comfortable by learning who uses the space and how. Not only are they better equipped to avoid making practical and functional errors, they also personalize the space for each household.

A kitchen designer will be up to date on the latest regulations pertaining to your kitchen remodel – this ensures you will avoid any costly mistakes and delays and that your remodel will effortlessly obtain all the necessary compliance certificates required. These are just a few of the top things kitchen designers take into consideration for each project. You wouldn’t let a butcher design and build you home so why settle for anything less than an experienced kitchen company design and manufacture your kitchen.



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Cupboard doors from REHAU Cut & edged for your convenience REHAU offers a large selection of ready to install cupboard doors for modern living spaces. By offering pre-fabricated doors, we are making it easier for kitchen and BIC manufacturers to meet the growing demand for modern design at a competitive price.

RAUVISIO BRILLIANT is an acrylic surface laminated onto a board. RAUVISIO CRYSTAL is a polymer glass surface laminated onto a board. The doors are edged with matching REHAU edgeband to ensure consistent colour and quality. Choose from a wide colour range, available in high-gloss or matt.

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KITCHEN FIRE SAFETY Kitchen fires are one of the biggest causes of home fires and related Injuries. Kitchen fires are often caused by leaving cooking food unattended, placing combustibles too close to the heat source and unintentionally turning on or not turning off any heating equipment.

TIPS FOR A SAFE KITCHEN Always unplug electrical appliances when not in use. Always turn oven and burners off when you are finished cooking. Keep curtains, dishtowels, plastic containers, and potholders away from hot surfaces. For fires inside appliances, keep the door closed and turn the source of heat off. If the fire does not go out, get everyone out of your home. Call the Fire Brigade right away. If you get burned, immediately cool the burn by placing it under cool water for 15 minutes. Apply a clean and dry dressing over a first-degree burn. For serious burns, seek immediate medical attention. It is a good idea to keep a product like burn shield in the kitchen for tending to minor cooking burns

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Call 10177 in the case of a medical or fire emergency. It may be called in conjunction with both the fire and police department respectively, depending on whether or not there are casualties. Call 112 from any cell phone in South Africa. It will transfer your line to a call centre and they will route you to the relevant emergency service closest to you. When this number is dialed, it is followed by an automated menu. But remain calm, because the menu exists as a form of triage (priority of treatment) control and filters out abuse of the medical and emergency system. Calls to 112 on a cell phone are free and are even possible on a cell phone that does not have airtime. It is advised that you have the following information available when making an emergency call: • The nature of the emergency. • Exact location of the incident (including nearby landmarks). • The details of any injuries and possible suspects. • Your personal information.

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ALL THE WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PLAN A NEW KITCHEN Planning a new kitchen can be very daunting especially when you don’t know or understand half of what the designer is saying. So, to help, we have put together a helpful kitchen dictionary of all the words you might not know but will encounter while planning for your new kitchen. Acrylic / PVC

The plastic based material used to make a laminate or foil.

Acceptable tolerance

The acceptable deviation from perfect that an item is permitted to be while still being considered acceptable.

Backsplash Brief Budget

Material used to cover the area of wall between a kitchen counter top and the upper cabinets.


Material made from wood chips and resin which is predominantly used as the base for melamine carcassing.

Duco / lacquered


A skilled artisan who cuts and prepares various types of stone and solid surfacing.

Fascia or Ceiling Filler

Portion of timber/material that conceals the gap between the ceiling and the tops of wall cupboards.


Boards/material used to cover necessary spaces between cupboards or between cupboards and walls.

Five Piece Flat Panel Doors

These are doors which are manufactured using 5 separate pieces of machined timber, namely the 4 pieces for the outer frame and the centre panel which is usually recessed and ‘flat’. Also known as a ‘Shaker’ style door. The 5 pieces slot together like a puzzle.

Five Piece Raised Panel Doors

These are doors which are manufactured using 5 separate pieces of machined timber, namely the 4 pieces of the outer frame and the centre panel which usually has a raised detail. The 5 pieces slot together like a puzzle.


A PVC material which is thermoformed to the profile of an underlying engineered wood such as MDF board. It is most commonly used in the manufacturing of wrap doors and boards.


Also known as an ‘end panel’. These are vertical panels which usually have one or both sides visible and are often used as upright supports for a counter where there are ‘un-housed’ appliances (dishwasher, washing machine etc.) or as a tall upright for a bridging wall unit to be fixed to such as a fridge gable.


A natural material quarried from the earth that can be used as countertops.

An estimate figure of how much money you are going to spend on your kitchen installation. The supporting framework of a cupboard.

Door bumper

A manner of design that optimises ease of use and maximises storage and accessibility.

A set of instructions regarding the design of your kitchen given to the kitchen designer.



Ergonomic design

The hole cut into board or surfacing material either to accommodate an appliance, sink or tap or to create ventilation. A small piece of plastic adhered to the door to allow it to close without making a loud bang. Trade name assigned to a lacquered paint finish applied to doors. This finish is available in matte, semi-sheen, gloss and high gloss.


High gloss

A shiny glossy finish that is achievable through either paint or laminate.


A piece of hardware vital to the proper function of a cabinet door.

Integrated Appliances

Light Shield Edging


Thin layer of material to cover the side edge of board – there are various types of edging on the market. (While most companies use a PVC edging, it is advised to rather opt for an ABS edging as it is more stable when exposed to heat).

Fasteners and fittings including hinges and runners which are used in the assembly of a kitchen.


Appliances which are installed behind the door fronts so that they are concealed. These appliances require specially modified units. Decorative finish to the base of wall units to conceal counter lighting that may be installed. A thin fibreboard made from wood fibre pulped under steam at high pressure. Often used for back panels on carcasses.


Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)

Melamine / melamine face board (MFB) Out of square

A thin layer of material (PVC, paper, wood veneer) that is bonded to a substrate, usually chipboard or MDF. Produced in large sheet format, according to the size of the substrate board. Engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibre. Most commonly used as a base for kitchen cupboard doors and drawer fronts, which are usually then covered with a painted finish or laminate.

Scotia / Cornice / Capping Semi-Solid Doors

Solid Doors

Decorative finish applied to the tops of wall units. Doors constructed from solid wood framework with a veneered centre panel. Also referred to as a ‘Five Piece Flat Panel’ door. Doors constructed entirely from solid, natural timber. These can be completely flat (usually in a 16mm, 18mm or 22mm thickness), or can have a raised, paneled detail.

A laminated plastic finish applied over chipboard. White melamine face board is the most common material used to manufacture kitchen carcasses.

Solid Surfacing

When walls and or floors are not completely level or do not meet one another at a 90° angle. This would require a ‘filler’ to be used in order to conceal these inconsistencies.

A homogeneous, non-porous man-made surface that can be used for counter tops. It is manufactured from a resin base and can be formed into different shapes and sizes.


The process of going through your kitchen once it has been completed and identifying any issues that need to be remedied.

Specialised paint is applied to MDF doors for a paint finish. The quality and type of paint can vary from supplier to supplier as can the final finish. Completed doors can have a hand painted effect or be finished in a duco spray (refer above to ‘duco’).

Soft close

Plastic legs

These are the plastic support systems often used to support the carcasses, level them and raise them off the floor.


The underlying surface either chipboard or MDF to which a substance is applied to create a finished product.

Plinth or Kick Plate

Sections between the floor and the bases of floor cupboard.


A cardboard or flexi-board guideline. Often used by stone or countertop specialists in the ‘mapping’ and measuring of kitchen counter tops or when preparing to make a cut-out in the surfacing material for appliances, sinks and accessories.

Thermal shock

A sudden temperature fluctuation causing stress in a granite, quartz or marble stone which can cause the stone to crack.

Painted MDF Doors

Porous Post-form

A product that can absorb fluids – it is most commonly used to refer to stone surfacing. A type of surfacing material where a laminate is adhered to a substrate to create a kitchen top.

Pull out pantry

Pull-out shelves which can help create and maintain a more efficient kitchen work space, most commonly used for storing groceries, as you can utilise more of the available storage space in cabinets.

Push to open

Also referred to as ‘Tipmatic’, doors and/or drawers which are fitted with a mechanism which allows them to open gently with a light press on the front, and to close in the same manner. No handles are necessary.


Quartz or engineered stone

Straight Grain

The outer and/or inner edge detail/finish of either a worktop, door, light panel and capping. A man made material, compiled by using a crushed mixture of natural quartz and resin.


Small devices that are used to facilitate fluid motion during opening and closing of a drawer.

Satin finish

A paint finish that creates a finish with no sheen.

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Doors or drawers which are fitted with a mechanism that ensure the doors do not slam closed but rather close gently and quietly. Grain that aligns with the main axis of a length of timber.

Ultra matt

A finish that reflects no light and has no sheen this can be achieved with a laminate and some specialised paints.


Paper thin strips of natural timber that are stitched together to form a ‘sheet’ which is then laminated onto a substrate of either chipboard of MDF.


Particle board that is covered with a micron foil that is applied with an adhesive, heat and a pressure press. The capacity of the pressure press, as well as the type of adhesive used, can determine the accuracy and longevity of the adhesion of the foil to the substrate.

Kitchen [ kich-uh n ] - a room or area where food is prepared and cooked. - a set of fitments and units that are sold together and fixed in place in a kitchen: a fully fitted kitchen at a bargain price. 43

KSA Members and Suppliers by Region PLEASE NOTE: This list was accurate at the time of going to print. Please confirm all memberships on the KSA web site - www.ksa.co.za

GAUTENG - REGIONAL KITCHEN MEMBERS blu_line 0860 548 464 | www.blu-line.co.za blu_line specialises in kitchen architecture, continually pushing the boundaries to discover and produce unique experiences for its niche clientele. As leaders in their field, they focus on shaping an authentic interpretation of the living space. Visit their new showrooms to experience the latest in modern kitchen design.

Diva Cucine (011) 787 1999 | www.divacucine.co.za A COLOMBINI CASA mono brand store entirely driven by the latest Italian trends and designs. Our team offer expert design advice and place great value on providing a quality experience for clients from inception to handover.

Easylife Kitchens 0861 327 95433 / 0861 EASYLIFE | www.easylifekitchens.co.za Easylife Kitchens manufacture a large range of quality kitchens designed with practicality and integrity to suit your individual lifestyle. Visit one of our 31 showrooms to view the . The exacting standard of our factory made product combined with personal service delivered by each of our owner-run stores, ensures constant quality and unique design. GAUTENG BRANCHES: Alberton/JHB South 011 680 6184, Boksburg 011 823 1619, Centurion 012 653 1318, Edenvale 011 453 8475, Faerie Glen 012 991 4819, Fourways 011 467 1201, Greenstone 010 110 1407, Illovo 011 268 6420, Kyalami 011 022 6000, Morningside 011 262 5896, Northriding 011 704 0057, Randburg 011 791 6810, Ruimsig 011 958 1526, Vanderbijlpark 016 981 0045, Waterkloof 012 346 0951, Zambesi 012 940 8470

Martin Meyer Kitchens (083) 236 8638 | www.mmkitchens.co.za As one of the longest standing kitchen manufacturers in South Africa, we focus on quality cabinetry at a reasonable price. We offer a full house cabinetry service from Kitchens to bars, bedrooms, and bathroom vanities.

Sterlings (011) 467 7525 | www.sterlings.co.za Sterlings provides exquisite lifestyle products to the discerning individual who demands the best through personalized service from lifestyle specialists, as well as continuous product innovation in order to exceed client expectations. Johannesburg (011) 467 7525, Pretoria (012) 998 6713

Totem Kitchens and Cupboards (011) 465 2088 | www.totemdesigns.co.za From design through to installation. Totem sets the standard for expertly crafted kitchens, built-in cupboards, bars and vanities.

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KWA-ZULU NATAL - STONE FABRICATORS Jamson Stone Corporation (031) 579 2901 | www.jamsonstone.co.za Jamson Stone Corporation are global granite merchants. We are located in Briardene, on the North coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and are specialists in natural and engineered stone. Our stone slabs are sourced from India, Norway, Brazil, Turkey and China. We are direct importers offering fabricators and end users great value on high quality stone.

South Coast Granite Stone Company The Granite Studio

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WESTERN CAPE - REGIONAL KITCHEN MEMBERS blu_line 0860 548 464 | www.blu-line.co.za blu_line specialises in kitchen architecture, continually pushing the boundaries to discover and produce unique experiences for its niche clientele. As leaders in their field, they focus on shaping an authentic interpretation of the living space. Visit their new showrooms to experience the latest in modern kitchen design.

Easylife Kitchens 0861 327 95433 / 0861 EASYLIFE | www.easylifekitchens.co.za Easylife Kitchens manufacture a large range of quality kitchens designed with practicality and integrity to suit your individual lifestyle. Visit one of our 30 showrooms to view the . The exacting standard of our factory made product combined with personal service delivered by each of our owner-run stores, ensures constant quality and unique design. WESTERN CAPE BRANCHES: City Bowl 021 424 2010, Kenilworth 021 762 7998, Hermanus 028 312 1813, Paarl 021 863 0566, Somerset West 021 851 2850, Stellenbosch 021 882 8948, Table View 021 554 2225, Tokai 021 713 0206, Tygervalley 021 910 4578

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(021) 506 1300 (021) 510 0572 (021) 845 4310 (021) 905 7786 (021) 447 6161

www.continua.co.za www.i8s.co.za www.rockandstone.co.za www.ske.co.za www.womag.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - STONE FABRICATORS Granite Projects 021 905 3323 | www.graniteprojects.co.za Specialist in cutting and designing of Quartz/Engineered Stone, Natural Granite, Marble, and Sintered Porcelain. Powered by Legacy Quartz and working in collaboration with all major brands such as Caesarstone, Silestone, Dekton, Pro-Quartz, Vicostone and various others.

Continua Infin8 Surfacing Rock & Stone Sangengalo World of Marble & Granite

EASTERN CAPE & GARDEN ROUTE - REGIONAL COUNTRY KITCHEN MEMBERS* CosiHome (046) 624 1644 | www.cosihome.co.za Kitchens, Cabinetry, Decking, Staicases, Pergolas, Fireplaces, Pit Fires, Braais and Pizza Ovens Stone Fabrication - Quartz, Granite, Dekton, Caesarstone, etc.

Easylife Kitchens 0861 327 95433 / 0861 EASYLIFE | www.easylifekitchens.co.za Easylife Kitchens manufacture a large range of quality kitchens designed with practicality and integrity to suit your individual lifestyle. Visit one of our 30 showrooms to view the . The exacting standard of our factory made product combined with personal service delivered by each of our owner-run stores, ensures constant quality and unique design. EASTERN CAPE & GARDEN ROUTE BRANCHES: George 044 871 5285, Port Elizabeth 041 508 5300

The Cabinet Company

(042) 293 1748


OTHER REGIONS - COUNTRY KITCHEN MEMBERS* Easylife Kitchens 0861 327 95433 / 0861 EASYLIFE | www.easylifekitchens.co.za Easylife Kitchens manufacture a large range of quality kitchens designed with practicality and integrity to suit your individual lifestyle. Visit one of our 30 showrooms to view the . The exacting standard of our factory made product combined with personal service delivered by each of our owner-run stores, ensures constant quality and unique design. OTHER REGIONS BRANCHES: Nelspruit 013 755 1495, Polokwane 015 297 6000

OTHER REGIONS - SUPPLIERS Just Stone – Natural Bulk Supply – Mpumalanga Just Stone – Natural Bulk Supply – Limpopo

(013) 758 2277 (015) 298 8197

NATIONAL SUPPLIERS Citiwood 021 930 5923 | www.citiwood.co.za Citiwood is a bulk supplier and distributor of boards with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. We never get ‘board’ with service. We never get ‘board’ with customers. We believe in more than just selling board. We go out of our way to understand our customers, so we can service their needs. Western Cape 021 930 5923, Kwa-Zulu Natal 031 579 2292, Gauteng 011 622 9360

Compusoft South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (016) 428 4018 | www.compusoftgroup.com The professional standard for designing interiors. See our full range of marketing, design and quoting solutions available.

Cosentino South Africa (Pty) Ltd (010) 500 2131 | www.cosentino.com/en-za Cosentino produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces: Silestone® and Dekton® for the world of design and architecture. It works together with its clients and partners to provide solutions that offer design and value, and inspire the life of many people. Cosentino - for technologically advanced surfaces that allow the creation of unique environment and designs for the home and public spaces. Johannesburg 010 500 2131, Cape Town 021 204 0572

*Country Kitchen Members do not qualify for site inspections or site visits.

www.juststone.com www.juststone.com

Electrolux South Africa (Pty) Ltd 011 897 4600 | www.electrolux.co.za AEG’s cooking, dishcare, laundry and cooling appliances offer intelligent technology and responsive design, guaranteeing exceptional performance. Kwikot’s range of domestic stainless steel domestic kitchen sinks offers style and functionality all in one. Also available are Prisma electric water heaters and Kwikboil instant boiling water dispensers.

Franke South Africa 0861 372 653 | www.franke.co.za / www.zipsa.co.za Franke South Africa boasts a comprehensive range of beautiful sinks, sleek and functional mixers, kitchen accessories and waste management products, in addition to a comprehensive range of worktops and ZIP instant, boiled, chilled and sparkling water units inspiring creativity and design. NATIONAL BRANCHES: Johannesburg 0861 372 653 (customer care line), Kwa-Zulu Natal 0861 372 653 (customer care line), Bloemfontein 0861 372 653 (customer care line), Cape Town & Port Elizabeth (021) 506 1480

National Edging (031) 701 3512 | www.nationaledging.co.za With over 1500 edging designs, 200 PVC wrap designs and 15 different edgebanding adhesives in stock, National Edging are the leading suppliers in Sub Saharan Africa. We are committed to supplying the industry with the highest quality products, service and technical support. Johannesburg 011 822 3278, Cape Town 021 556 1273

PG Bison 0860 579 196 | www.pgbison.co.za We are a leading manufacturer of wood based products, with a range of quality brands, created from sustainably managed resources and produced in state-of-the-art facilities.

REHAU Polymer (Pty) Ltd (011) 201 1300 | www.rehau.co.za REHAU supplies RAUVISIO Brilliant and Crystal (glass like) cut & edged door fronts in matt and high gloss, available online from our website. These can be combined with our roller shutter doors like the Metallic Line, Vetroline (glass) or Crystal-line roller shutter doors.

Salvocorp (Pty) Ltd (011) 472 8899 | www.salvocorp.com Leading supplier of interior and exterior decorative surfaces.

Upper Edge Products & Pearlman Veneers UEP - (011) 865 2847 | www.upperedge.co.za PV - (011) 865 2151 | www.pearlman.co.za Upper Edge Products supply the kitchen and furniture manufacturing industry with supreme quality edging, PVC wrap foil/vinyl and woodworking adhesives. Pearlman Veneers are suppliers and manufacturers of high gloss and super matt PET lacklaminate boards, quality veneered boards, natural and reconstituted veneer bundles and layons.

Articad – Cape Town Articad – Eastern Cape & Garden Route Articad – Gauteng Articad – Kwa-Zulu Natal BSH Home Appliances – Cape Town BSH Home Appliances – Johannesburg BSH Home Appliances – Kwa-Zulu Natal

(079) 526 0355 / (079) 526 0355 www.articad.co.za (082) 411 2286 / (011) 704 5400 www.articad.co.za (011) 704 5400 www.articad.co.za (082) 411 2286 / (011) 704 5400 www.articad.co.za (021) 550 9900 www.bsh-group.co.za (011) 265 7800 www.bsh-group.co.za (031) 562 8160 www.bsh-group.co.za

Davidson’s Boards – Brackenfell, Cape Town Davidson’s Boards – Durban Davidson’s Boards – George Davidson’s Boards – Montague Gardens, Cape Town Davidson’s Boards – Ottery, Cape Town Davidson’s Boards – Silverton, Johannesburg Davidson’s Boards – Strand, Cape Town Kayreed Board and Timber – Johannesburg Eclipse - Furniture and Hardware Supplies – Cape Town Eclipse - Furniture and Hardware Supplies – Johannesburg Eclipse - Furniture and Hardware Supplies – Kwa-Zulu Natal Eclipse - Furniture and Hardware Supplies – Port Elizabeth FIT – Head Office FIT – Cape Town FIT – Durban FIT – Pretoria FIT – Polokwane Gelmar – Head Office (Durban) Gelmar – Bloemfontein Gelmar – Boksburg Germar – Centurion Gelmar – Chatsworth Gelmar – East London Gelmar – Fourways Gelmar – George Gelmar – Greenstone Gelmar – Hillcrest Gelmar – Hillfox Gelmar – Kimberley Gelmar – Margate Gelmar – Meadowdale Gelmar – Montague Gelmar – Montana Gelmar – Mt Edgecome Gelmar – N1 City Gelmar – Nasrec Gelmar – Nelspruit Gelmar – Newcastle Gelmar – Newmarket Gelmar – Pietermaritzburg Gelmar – Pinetown Gelmar – Port Elizabeth Gelmar – Pretoria Gelmar – Randburg Gelmar – Sandton Gelmar – Silverlakes Gelmar – Springfield Gelmar – Tokai Gelmar – Umhlanga Gelmar – Welkom Gelmar – Xavier Hansgrohe – Cape Town Hansgrohe – Johannesburg Hansgrohe – Kwa-Zulu Natal International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd – Cape Town

(021) 981 1352 (031) 577 1916 (044) 878 0214 (021) 551 9060 (021) 704 7060 (012) 803 6410 (021) 853 4200 (011) 837 8602 (021) 555 2282 (011) 444 8118 (031) 579 2620 (041) 581 0219 (011) 673 8923 (021) 917 1153 (031) 563 8808 (012) 804 2717 (015) 293 1141 (031) 573 2490 (051) 447 0831 (010) 591 7406 (012) 653 0780 (031) 401 8472/1 (043) 726 5637 (010) 591 7430 (044) 050 0150 (010) 609 1172 (031) 940 4950 (011) 675 7990/3 (053) 831 2831 (039) 317 4136/9 (011) 453 4931 (021) 879 1699 (010) 591 2695 (031) 539 5092 (021) 595 0231 (010) 590 0970 (013) 880 0001 (034) 880 0034 (010) 591 7477 (033) 342 2005/15 (031) 701 0128 (041) 367 2449 (012) 804 0257 (010) 035 0314 (010) 591 7878 (012) 940 5660 (031) 263 1065 (021) 201 2496 (031) 941 2590 (057) 352 8134 (010) 593 3880 (021) 447 7144 (011) 445 0000 (031) 791 2277 (021) 511 2353

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International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd – Johannesburg International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd – Kwa-Zulu Natal Liebherr – Cape Town Liebherr – Johannesburg & Kwa-Zulu Natal Mactool – Cape Town Mactool – Johannesburg Mactool – Kwa-Zulu Natal Max on Top – Gauteng Max on Top – Kwa-Zulu Natal Max on Top – Western Cape Maxima Software – Cape Town & Port Elizabeth Maxima Software – Jhb/Free State/Limpopo/Mpumalanga Maxima Software – Kwa-Zulu Natal Miele – Cape Town Miele – Johannesburg Miele – Kwa-Zulu Natal Niemann SA – Cape Town Niemann SA – Johannesburg Niemann SA – Kwa-Zulu Natal Proquartz – Cape Town Proquartz – Johannesburg /Bloemfontein Proquartz – Kwa-Zulu Natal Roco Fittings – Cape Town Roco Fittings – Eastern Cape Roco Fittings – Free State Roco Fittings – Johannesburg Smeg Appliances SA – Cape Town Smeg Appliances SA – Johannesburg Smeg Appliances SA – Kwa-Zulu Natal Sonae Arauco (Pty) Ltd – Cape Town Sonae Arauco (Pty) Ltd – Johannesburg Sonae Arauco (Pty) Ltd – Kwa-Zulu Natal Whirlpool South Africa – All Regions

(011) 822 1350 (031) 577 2828 (072) 529 8180 (011) 365 2562 (021) 552 8566 (011) 823 1077 (031) 350 4004 (086) 111 3495 (082) 787 8806 (021) 556 5160 (011) 083 5968 (011) 083 5968 (011) 083 5968 (021) 946 3148 (011) 875 9000 (083) 636 8683 (031) 700 3961 (031) 700 3961 (031) 700 3961 (021) 905 0048 (012) 653 3938 (031) 791 0033 (021) 905 1225 (041) 365 2130 (051) 448 8339 (011) 444 9120 (021) 418 9934 (011) 463 1016 (031) 566 2770 (021) 595 0885 (011) 236 1400 (031) 266 2329 (086) 088 4401

www.interslab.co.za www.interslab.co.za www.liebherr-appliances.co.za www.liebherr-appliances.co.za www.mactool.co.za www.mactool.co.za www.mactool.co.za www.maxontop.co.za www.maxontop.co.za www.maxontop.co.za www.maximasoftware.co.za www.maximasoftware.co.za www.maximasoftware.co.za www.miele.co.za www.miele.co.za www.miele.co.za www.niemannsa.co.za www.niemannsa.co.za www.niemannsa.co.za www.proquartz.co.za www.proquartz.co.za www.proquartz.co.za www.roco.co.za www.roco.co.za www.roco.co.za www.roco.co.za www.smeg.co.za www.smeg.co.za www.smeg.co.za www.sonae.co.za www.sonae.co.za www.sonae.co.za www.whirlpool.co.za

PLEASE NOTE: This list was accurate at the time of going to print. Please confirm all memberships on the KSA web site - www.ksa.co.za


From left to right: Stephanie Forbes - National Manager, Carmen Howard - Western Cape Regional Representative, Megan Craft - Gauteng Regional Representative, Kerryn Bailey KZN & Eastern Cape Regional Representative, Marlise Daniel - Admin & Accounts Manager

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