Press Release – Registered Master Joiners
Master Joiner Awards
The 2015 winning entries in the annual Master Joiner Awards have been announced last Saturday evening at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington.
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 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 Use of Creative Lighting George Molnar, Bays Joinery, Nelson
Best Use of Colour Amanda Guisolan, Barrett Joinery, Timaru
Best Kitchen Design Kirsty Davis, Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch
Best Kitchen under $15,000 Craig Burley, Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry, Napier
Best Kitchen $15,000 to $30,000 Ryan Butler, Ryans Kitchens, Christchurch
Best Kitchen Kirsty Davis, Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch
Best Use of Imported Timber Gary Turner, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin
Best Door or Window Dave Cunningham, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Best Speciality, Stairs, Bar/Counter, Fitment
Gary Turner, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin
SUPREME AWARD Gary Turner, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin
(Sponsored by Carters)
Best Regional Awards:
Auckland / Northland Kitchen Inspirations, Auckland
Waikato / Bay Of Plenty. Wackrow’s Joinery, Cambridge
Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay. Burley Kitchens & Cabinetry, Napier
Central Reilly Joinery, Feilding
Taranaki Rhys Powell Joinery, New Plymouth
Wellington Amalgamated Joinery 1997, Upper Hutt
Nelson / Marlborough Building Connexion – ITM, Motueka
Canterbury Sydenham Joinery, Christchurch
Waitaki Firman Joinery, Oamaru
Otago / Southland Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin
MASTER JOINERS APPRENTICE AWARDS
Also announced at the Awards Dinner were the winners in the 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 Forrest Rogers, Bastian Wellington, Lower Hutt
Best Fitment 4,001 – 8,000 hours James Coutts, Hughes Joinery, Palmerston North
Best Timber Project 0 – 4,000 hours Ashley Hollamby, Lee Brothers Joinery, Rotorua
Best Timber Project 4,001 – 8,000 hours Sam Palmer, Te Aro Joinery, Wellington
Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill Sam Palmer, Te Aro Joinery, Wellington
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.
Cliff Hughes, Hughes Joinery, Palmerston North