Registered Master Joiners provide full consultation and design services for all joinery needs and work closely with other design professionals to ensure that the finished product looks and functions at its best.
A national and regional fellowship of members ensures that all are kept up to date with the latest trends both in craft practice and business developments. Through its members, the New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers’ Federation is also a prime mover in the introduction of innovations and standards to the joinery industry.
Master Joiners belong to one of the world’s oldest trades, dating back to Europe between the 12th and 15th Centuries. Wooden and kitchen joinery is often what sets one building or home apart from another. It is an area of professionalism and craftsmanship.
Master Joiners ensure high standards of workmanship and guarantee the warranty required under the Consumer Guarantee Act. Exterior and interior joinery are premium products, which require a level of protection to enhance the properties of the products. It is therefore important that you take your time in selecting who designs, manufactures and advises on care and maintenance.
In New Zealand, joinery is one of the few industries that has retained its apprenticeship tradition. The New Zealand Joinery Manufacturers’ Federation and local associations work together with training providers to provide pre-training courses and also sponsor youth skills competitions and events aimed at promoting excellence in trades training.
Registered Master Joiners bring innovation to the joinery industry. They encourage competition and the pursuit of excellence between and from its members, their employees and apprentices. The annual Master Joiner Awards promote excellence in design and joinery craftsmanship, encourage use of sustainable timber and best practice, and showcase the finest work from the industry.
The Master Joiners Apprentice Awards competition enables apprentices to enter any project manufactured by their company, which has been a minimum of 80% completed entirely by the apprentice. This is a great opportunity for apprentices to impress with their skill and enhance their CV with an exclusive certificate plus have their work featured in magazines.
Whether renovating or rebuilding, don’t take a gamble with a major investment in your home – the best kitchens and cabinetry don’t just happen. It makes sense to consult a professional for the planning, manufacture and installation in your home.
Registered Master Joiners provide this certainty. To find a Registered Master Joiner in your area, check out the website www.masterjoiners.co.nz or contact the Executive Officer, Corinne Moore, for information. Phone (06) 844 9954, Fax (06) 650 6756, [email protected].