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  National Kitchen & Bathroom Association  
  Introducing The Board  
NKBA President: Heather Wood
Heather is an NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer and Managing Director of Stewart Scott Cabinetry.
Her knowledge and experience in design and manufacturing, has been gained over 30 years in their family business.

NKBA Vice President and CDS Rep:
Annemarie Mains CKDNZ

With a background in marketing communication - B.Com (Hons) New Zealand Certified Kitchen Designer (CKDNZ) in the Queenstown, Wanaka and Dunedin regions.

NKBA Immediate Past President: Ingrid Geldof
Ingrid Geldof has been self-employed in the Kitchen and Bathroom design business since 1992. She works closely with Rachel Barnes who works out of the IGD Queenstown base.
Ingrid was President of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) from July 2012 until July 2014 and is committed to furthering some of the excellent work this organisation does for the kitchen and bathroom industry.

Auckland Regional Rep: Alexis Stanaway
Alexis has her own business Alexis Designz and is also working for Stewart Scott Cabintetry as a Kitchen Designer. Alexis has been involved with the NKBA for many years and has been on the Auckland Chapter Committee since 2006 as both Secretary and Chapter Chair from 2008 to 2014.

Central Island Regional Rep: Val Spendelow
Val is an experienced public speaker on international trends having gone to the Milan Eurocucina Fair every 2nd year for 10years. She has been involved with NKBA over the past 20 years having been secretary, then chairperson for the Auckland Chapter. She is on the Exec board and her portfolio is supporting chapter committees.
  Southern Regional Rep: Valda Frewen
Valda has more than 12 years of design experience specialising within the kitchen industry since 2004. Valda returned to New Zealand in 2010 establishing her own kitchen design company. She has a broad knowledge of marketing, management and design experience.

Manufacturing/Supplier Rep: Jared Dinneen
Currently the National Marketing Manager with Laminex NZ Jared has spent the last 8 years working across NZ and Australia with Laminex in a variety of roles.
Overall Jared’s vision is for the NKBA to play an integral role in protecting our local industry and further promoting our talented design fraternity.

Executive Officer: Suzie Rees
Previously working in the commercial construction sector in Christchurch, Suzie joined NKBA as Executive Officer in May 2012.
Over the past 2 years, Suzie has focused on the development of the NKBA by establishing good relationships with members and building strong foundations to support the growth of our Association.
Education is a primary focus for the Executive Board where we are closely aligned with CDS to support designers in becoming qualified and grow membership.

Assistant Executive Officer: Teresa Ford
Teresa joined NKBA in May 2014 as Assistant Executive Officer.
Teresa was previously employed in the Real Estate industry over the last 7 years. Teresa brings with her a broad knowledge base of administration, marketing and great people skills.
  Caesarstone - Timeless Elegance  
Caesarstone introduces eight sophisticated designs
Following last year’s successful introduction of its Classico™ Supernatural designs, Laminex New Zealand is delighted to announce its introduction of eight new designs into the Caesarstone collection. This includes five new additions to the Supernatural range featuring the exclusive wider veins, made using Caesarstone’s proprietary technology. The hero of this collection will be Calacatta Nuvo™, based on the world famous Calacatta marble. 24 The eight new designs are available now through the national network of Caesarstone fabricators. To find out more please visit or speak with your Rep from Laminex NZ.
Branz - Build it Right Branz
  Legislative changes that affect how you work with your client and build safely.

David Sharp from BRANZ spoke at our recent NKBA Conference and will be speaking at the following Seminars regarding the legislative changes to the Building Amendment Act 2013, Construction Contracts Amendment Bill and Health and safety regime.

This information is important to your business and the upcoming changes and how they affect how you work with your client. See BRANZ website for more information on how to register, dates and venues for this seminar.
  Resene - Design Your Own Wallpaper
  Design your own wallpaper
  Can’t find the right mural or wallpaper to suit your decorating plans?

Create your own wallpaper, using Resene WallPrint. Simply upload your high quality photo (a holiday destination, family photo, or artful composition) or choose from a gallery of images then adjust the scaling to create a perfectly sized feature wall. Once you’ve finished your design, Resene WallPrint is printed onto wallpaper. Each strip is numbered so simply paste the wall, hang the wallpaper and enjoy your one-of-a-kind wall.

or your Resene ColorShop for more details.

In Residence
Introducing never seen before decors, global award winning texture and ingenious functionality, the Formica Laminate range takes the latest in international design and gives it a unique local flavour. Eighteen new stunning decors consisting of solid colours, stone patterns and woodgrains debut in the 2014 Formica Laminate range.

In line with the trend for practical write-and-wipe surfaces, October sees the introduction of two new magnetic laminates for vertical use; a whiteboard gloss surface and a matt black chalkboard. This makes it simpler for designers to create fully functional, interactive interiors for the home.
New Zealand’s favourite laminate continues to provide solutions with the release of the beautifully textured, truly design leading Plex finish. Created as a texture on top of real metal foils, Plex achieves a textile feel, with a crisp touch and low gloss sheen – creating a fresh, timeless look for vertical applications. With a globally recognized Red Dot award for design, this highly on-trend collection is perfect for both international and cutting edge New Zealand projects.

For more information on the Formica Laminate Range, visit or ask your Rep from Laminex NZ.

  My Dream Kitchen  
  Sydney Kitchen With a View
  Fisher & Paykel has recently added a kitchen designed by Australian practice Neeson Murcutt architects to The Kitchen Tools. Located on the cliffs above Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this house has an enviable view from above Bilgola Beach. This extensive renovation connected the kitchen to the view to make it bright and light. See the full case study.
Fisher & Paykel

  Trend Spotting in Milan
  Fisher & Paykel’s Design Team have travelled to the international kitchen design fair Eurocucina, part of the Milan Furniture Fair, to connect with the international design community. As they discover new materials, new ideas and persistent trends, our designers will share their finds.

Fisher & Paykel

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The Kitchen Tools
The Fisher & Paykel Commercial Team had the pleasure of meeting some of the NKBA members at the NKBA Conference in August. Congratulations to all the winners!

We’ve listened to feedback from lots of Designers and Architects and have created a special website specifically for you.

On The Kitchen Tools you’ll find easy-to-access product information, CAD drawings and inspiring case studies. On the home page you can subscribe to receive email updates.
We want to make doing business with Fisher & Paykel as easy as possible for you, so if you’d like to receive more info or have any queries please feel welcome to get in touch with NZ Commercial Manager Mark Olliffe

Check out these design stories on The Kitchen Tools.

Inspirational Kitchen Tools resource for Specifiers,
Designers & Architects

  Sleek Handleless Design
  Sleek Handleless Design
  Handleless design is currently on trend with its minimalist and purist appeal. Hettich have just released a new mechanical Push to open Silent for the ArciTech drawer. No power is necessary – you simply press the drawer front and the drawer will glide open with the convenience and luxurious feel of Silent System.

You can design sleek handleless rooms cost effectively using the Push to open Silent, but not have to compromise on quality or a high level of drawer opening and closing convenience. This product works seamlessly on the ArciTech drawer and fits easily under the drawer base - particularly beneficial if there’s no room for an electro-mechanical system. An added benefit is it can easily be retrofitted to your drawers at a later date without having to modify them.

Winner of an iF Product Design Award in 2014 and now a nominee for the German Design Award 2015 in the ‘Excellent Product Design’ category.

This brochure showcases the ArciTech Drawer System giving details on colours, accessories and the benefits of this drawer system. White, Silver and Anthracite stocked in New Zealand.

Hettich For any further information please contact Hettichs friendly customer services team on 0800 HETTICH
Hafele - Confort II  
The COMFORT II base unit pull-out is simply the right choice for smooth and effortless action. The full-extension pull-out glides smoothly and silently out of the cabinet on a high-quality, modern runner system.

The COMFORT II lives up to its name from function to fine adjustment. Ordering is simplified, because one and the same fitting can be installed left or right in the cabinet. In addition, with Kesseböhmer’s ClickFixx system the runner, the fitting and the front panel can be easily installed and adjusted ahead of time or simply on site.

In a kitchen, the 300mm wide base unit with its height-adjustable trays adapts perfectly to each user’s individual requirements. There’s also a choice of application-specific elements that adapt this 300mm pull-out to store wine, oils, tea and coffee or any other delicacies.

More information can be found here.

  Minerals Collection - By Bestwood 29
MInerals Collection 24 Bestwood reveals the new Minerals Collection, a range of six colours in a gradient of enticing, metallic, earthy tones.

This new range of Melamine products is perfect for your next interior project, ideal for bathroom vanities, indoor furniture and
kitchen cabinetry.

Boldly interpret and craft long term quality spaces of intrigue with this shiny new persona.

To see the full range of colours and finishes
available visit: | 0800 866 678
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