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NZ Master Joiner Awards

NZ Master Joiner Awards

The 2016 winning entries in the annual NZ Master Joiner Awards have been announced this evening at the NZ Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.

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 and a record number of entries 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.”

Category Winners:

Best Speciality, Stairs, Bar/Counter, Fitment
Adam McNeil, Designline Interiors, Whakatane

Best Door or Window Andrew Riley, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland

Best Use of Imported Timber Charles de Lapomarede, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland

Best Kitchen Carl Riley, Wackrow’s Joinery, Cambridge

Best Kitchen under $15,000 Charles de Lapomarede, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland

Best Kitchen $15,000 to $30,000 Stu Smart, Hostess Kitchens, Hamilton

Best Kitchen Design Grant & Graham Woodham, Modernage Kitchens & Joinery, Christchurch

Best Use of Colour Carl Lewis, Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth

Best Use of Creative Lighting Bridget Geenty, Molloy Joinery, Napier

SUPREME AWARD Charles de Lapomarede, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland
(Sponsored by Carters)

Best Regional Awards:

Auckland / Northland Artisan Carpentry, Auckland

Waikato / Bay Of Plenty. Wackrow’s Joinery, Cambridge

Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay. Molloy Joinery, Napier

Central Reilly Joinery, Feilding

Taranaki Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth

Wellington Stylish Interiors, Wellington

Nelson / Marlborough Cooper Webley, Nelson

Canterbury Modernage Kitchens & Joinery, Christchurch

Waitaki Barrett Joinery, Timaru

Otago / Southland Mt Iron Joinery, Wanaka


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 0 – 4,000 hours Fraser Hall, Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth

Best Fitment 4,001 – 8,000 hours Howie Weeden, Orange Building Group Joinery, Nelson

Best Timber Project 0 – 4,000 hours Aaron Timmins, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland

Best Timber Project 4,001 – 8,000 hours Ashley Hollamby, Lee Brothers Joinery, Rotorua

Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill Ashley Hollamby, Lee Brothers Joinery, Rotorua

Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy
To the Employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the 4,001 – 8,000 Hours category, who is a member of Master Joiners.
Paul Ingram, Lee Brothers Joinery, Rotorua


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