NZ Master Joiner Awards
NZ Master Joiner Awards
The 2018 winning entries in the annual NZ Master Joiner Awards have been announced this evening at the NZ Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Villa Maria Estate in Auckland.
The aim of the Awards is to promote excellence in joinery design and craftsmanship, to encourage the use of sustainable timbers, and to showcase the finest work from the industry. These are the largest industry awards of their kind in New Zealand.
Judging criteria includes design, workmanship, innovative use of materials, complexity of project, and visual appeal.
Kitchen design is judged on the WOW factor, cutting edge design, practicality, and creative use of materials and colour.
The judges commented:
“There has been high interest again this year in the Master Joiner Awards, and we congratulate all contestants on their efforts. This competition has shown that winners can come from all sized projects, from those with an endless supply of money to those of very modest means. It is heartening to see the pride in our trade and the skills we can offer our clients.”
Best Speciality, Bar/Counter, Fitment
Margarette Sellers, The Sellers Room, Nelson
Best Stairs George Molnar, Bays Joinery, Nelson
Best Door or Window Dave Cunningham, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Best Use of Imported Timber Gary Turner, Stevenson & Williams Joinery, Dunedin
Best Kitchen Hamish Kane, Firman Joinery, Oamaru
Best Kitchen under $15,000 Helen Barnett, Complete Kitchens, Nelson
Best Kitchen $15,000 to $30,000 Colin Hayes, Bays Joinery, Blenheim
Best Kitchen Design Kirsty Davis, Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch
Best Use of Colour Trudi Rabbitte, Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings
Best Use of Creative Lighting Hamish Kane, Firman Joinery, Oamaru
SUPREME AWARD Hamish Kane,
(Sponsored by Carters)
Best Regional Awards:
Auckland / Northland McNaughton Windows and Doors, Auckland
Waikato / Bay Of Plenty. Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane
Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay. Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings
Central Reilly Joinery, Feilding
Taranaki Rhys Powell Joinery, New Plymouth
Wellington Prestige Joinery, Masterton
Nelson / Marlborough The Sellers Room, Nelson
Canterbury Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch
Waitaki Firman Joinery, Oamaru
Otago / Southland Stevenson & Williams Joinery, Dunedin
NZ MASTER JOINERS APPRENTICE AWARDS
Also announced at the Awards Dinner were the winners in the NZ Master Joiners Apprentice Awards competition. This competition is open to all joinery apprentices in New Zealand who may present a project with a minimum of 80% completed entirely by the apprentice.
Best Fitment Under 2 Years Brett Miller, Christie Builders & Joiners, Napier
Best Timber Project Under 2 Years Logan van der Meer, Molloy Joinery, Napier
Best Timber Project Over 2 Years Dylan Parsons, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Highest Judged for Workmanship and
Skill Brett Miller, Christie Builders & Joiners,
Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy
To the Employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the Over 2 Years category, who is a member of Master Joiners.
Andrew Riley, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland