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A STORY OF INNOVATION
New Zealand owned and operated company, Hideaway Bins, places innovation at the forefront of everything they do. Having invested heavily in research and development since 2006, the company has grown i…

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The latest in Smart Kitchens & Bathrooms

Innovation doesn’t just mean incorporating the latest in smart technology, it also means ensuring your processes are effective to deliver a better service or product. 

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Innovation in Adversity

Silicosis is a lung disease that can be caused by breathing in fine crystalline silica dust, it mostly affects those that work in occupations such as mining, glass manufacturing and stone masonry. 

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Everything to Learn

Study at any point can be daunting, it’s a big commitment and requires a desire to be better and go further. It can be even more intimidating when you are already working, have a busy home life or a family.

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DAVINIA DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Davinia Sutton of Detail by Davinia Sutton has won 2019 Designer of the Year and 11 other awards for her work on two kitchens, two bathrooms and one showroom. A multi award-winning designer with an e…

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STUDENT SHOWSTOPPERS
At the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards, four student designers were recognised. The 2019 CDS Student Design Competition winner was Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Auckland and a highly commended was …

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FIRST TIME ENTRANT WINS SUPREME BATHROOM
First-time entrant, Michelle Quinn of Lume Design, left the judges speechless with her beautifully designed and dramatic master ensuite design. She won five awards in total, 2019 Supreme Bathroom Desi…

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MILVIA HANNAH – A CAREER IN DESIGN
According to Milvia Hannah, education is the key to ensuring kitchen and bathroom design is viewed as a profession. “What we want for the industry, is for kitchen and bathroom design to be valued as …

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WINNING STUDENT – RACHEL WILCOX
The winner of the 2018 Student Design Competition was Rachel Wilcox of Kitchen Dynamics. Rachel entered the competition while completing her level 4 qualification in kitchen and bathroom design. Suppo…

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NKBA and BCITO launch NZ Diploma in Design Level 5

NKBA has been working closely with BCITO to make sure that appropriate qualifications are available for industry. We want to ensure our members have the skills and learnings to meet client requirements and to provide a high level of quality assurance.

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