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Kitchens with punch: Misco Joinery


Kitchen design in 2020 is going to be all about introducing feature colours and textures that add depth and style.

 

 

Moving away from neutral tones and white features, we’re now looking ahead to a whole new world of design to create a much more personalised, user-friendly influence for the heart of your home.

For more than 30 years, local, family-owned company Misco Joinery has been making ideas come to life throughout the Canterbury region and providing the whole package from design right through to installation.

This year they’re noticing that, in line with global trends, people are moving away from white kitchens and adding more colour, feature shelving and additions that make life in the kitchen much easier.

Waterfall kitchen islands are going to remain popular and melamine boards in grey, or warm wood grains, are being introduced to add texture and depth. Colour is even finding its way onto benchtops in a range of natural grey and marbled tones.

Outside the kitchen, the laundry is also going through changes, as they receive more attention. They are starting to include more design elements, a variety of storage options, and there’s also a growing emphasis on it feeling more like a room of its own.

 

The team at Misco Joinery say that while New Zealanders do tend to follow some of the Australian and European trends, Kiwis always make their homes their own by incorporating clean lines and making space work best for their lifestyle.

Misco Joinery is located at 62 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, employing more than 45 staff who work with residential and commercial builders, as well as private clients in both the South and North Islands.

The team of designers, manufacturers and installers may specialise in creating stunning kitchens, but they’re also the people to call for installing new wardrobes, laundries and commercial fit-outs.

To see the full scope on offer, www.misco.co.nz features a range of imagery to give you an idea of the styles available, and builders’ showhomes are dotted around the country so you can see the product first-hand and discuss your options with the friendly and helpful staff.

For more information on how Misco Joinery can help with your next project, phone 03 383 4384, email enquiries@misco.co.nz, and check them out on Instagram @miscojoinerynz.

 


 

High-end design inspiration: Bates Joinery


“You may have the universe if I may have Italy,” said Verdi and having Milan, that city of style and culture to host EuroCucina, the largest kitchen trade fair in Europe, is non-negotiable.

 

 

Mark and Jaden Allworthy, Owner and Showroom Manager of Bates Joinery, attended EuroCucina where high-end kitchens, design and technology are showcased to Europe. They returned inspired by the colossal display of latest best practice and design trends. They met designers, renowned manufacturers, and other professionals in the industry to discuss everything about the modern kitchen.

“It’s brilliant to go and learn about the state-of-the-art. From EuroCucina we got the trend forecast for New Zealand for the next few years – kitchen design is going into darker colours and soft matte blacks,” Mark says.

The trip inspired the design of Bates’ new showroom back in Christchurch. Hosted on the trip by Blum and Hafele, Mark and Jaden have introduced the latest sliding and folding hardware technology to the showroom.

The showroom has proved popular with clients who are finding decision-making easy with the range of materials displayed there, such as StyleLite acrylic supplied by Mulford Plastics, handles from Elite Hardware, High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and Melamine from New Zealand Panels Group, engineered stone benchtops from Artisan Stone, splashback in FLORIM, supplied by Archant and fabricated by Artisan Stone, and even Laminex High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and MELTECA by Laminex Group used for Jaden’s desk.

 

 


 

Lasting the years: Bates Joinery


With a proud history that spans more than 65 years, family and quality workmanship has been at the centre of Bates Joinery throughout the decades.

 

 

In a way, three generations have been at the helm during this time and, with seamless handovers, the business has shifted down the line from one family to another, bringing with them loyal staff and customers.

The story began when Reid Bates (known as Reg), founded Bates Joinery and eventually handed it over to his son Greg. In 1979, current owner, Mark Allworthy, was taken on as an apprentice making doors, sashes and frames, and has been with the company ever since. After training, he worked alongside Greg learning the finer skills of the joinery business, and worked his way up to become factory manager, and then owner-operator in 2008.

“Lots of clients have been with us for many years, and the staff have always remained loyal,” Mark says. “Some were working in the old Bates Joinery and, through the handover, it’s carried on as normal.”

Mark’s son Jaden Allworthy is also involved in the business, working as the in-house designer and looks after the showroom (currently being upgraded), and Greg’s brother, Mitch Bates, operates Bates Aluminium from the same site.

The Bates team specialises in all kinds of bespoke joinery, including kitchens, wardrobes, vanities, stairs and balustrades, timber windows and doors, wall units, and commercial projects.

Using both modern machinery and traditional tools of the trade, they continue a skill that has successfully been handed down through the generations.

For a free design consultation, email jaden@batesjoinery.co.nz.

 


 

New heart of the home: Misco Joinery


You’ve been thinking for some time that your kitchen looks dated, but there’s so much else going on in your life… besides, tomorrow’s another day, right?

 

 

Uh-uh. Postponement is just putting off what we know we should’ve tackled yesterday. From now on, be decisive. Carpe diem – seize the day; and make that day today!

Next step is to contact the wonderful people at Misco Joinery. This is a family business that’s been outfitting Canterbury homes with bespoke kitchens for 30 years. From planning and design through to completion and installation, clients are consulted with every step of the way.

Aside from kitchens, the team at Misco also specialises in the design and manufacture of laundries, wardrobes and study areas, plus fixture shelving for storage, surrounds for TV and entertainment areas and window-seats.

Marketing Manager Penny Abell says the kitchens produced here are more than just about being a functioning work space; more importantly, they’re about the people working in them, which is reflected in theme, colour, design and cabinetry finishes. “We can utilise feature colours in the joinery cabinets, upper cabinets, kitchen islands and bench back panels. Darker colour kitchens are becoming popular, as are different design textures with the cabinetry – such as woodgrain effects.”

With Christmas as your incentive, imagine welcoming family and friends to your beautifully renovated home over the holidays. Penny recommends contacting them now to avoid the queue. “If you leave it to October, unfortunately that will be too late to get your kitchen installed for Christmas.”

The process of achieving your dream kitchen is done in three stages: design, manufacture and installation.

 

 

 

  1. Design process:
    • House plans, measurements and a wish list with client specifications are required
    • An initial renovation quote and plans are drawn up by the designers (received by clients within 7-10 days)
    • A meeting is arranged between clients and a member of the design team to discuss all changes to the plans and answer any questions
    • Revised quote and plans are again drawn up
    • Once all parties are in agreeance with revised quote and plans, a sign-off meeting is arranged to finalise quote, colours and appliances
  2.  Manufacture process:
    • Begins after sign-off, with a final measure conducted at client’s property to ensure accuracy before manufacturing the joinery
    • An install date is confirmed between clients and Misco’s installation team
    • Joinery production gets underway using world-class machinery to cut and edge all panels
    • Joinery assembly is carried out by trained joiners and made ready for transportation
  3. Installation process:
    • The kitchen joinery is delivered to site one day prior or on the day of installation
    • Misco’s skilled installers will install the kitchen over two days

Now your dream becomes your reality, and yes, you can pat yourself on the back. After all, who decided to seize the day? You!

For more information, phone 03 383 4384, email enquiries@misco.co.nz or visit www.misco.co.nz.

 


 

Bespoke Timber Beauty: Timber Tru


Although the team at Timber Tru has been making quality timber joinery for more than twenty years, they possess between them more than fifty years of experience in the discipline.

 

 

Tony van der Plas, owner and co-founder of Timber Tru, has been in the industry since his youth and offers his experience and advice to clients through personal service. Personal service at Timber Tru means working directly with the client.

At the consultation, you can expect to sit down with Tony or a team member to discuss the architectural plans of your project or start from scratch and help you put your ideas down on paper. While reflecting on the process of client consultations, Tony asserts, “It’s always good to sit down with the client to draw things out. It’s so they can visualize what they want, what they couldn’t see before.”

There’s a season for everything and winter is the time for internal work. The craftsmen at Timber Tru have plenty of experience modernising kitchens, storage spaces, windows and doors, but they take a particular joy in producing bespoke joinery for the restoration of historical buildings. The team at Timber Tru has the skills and experience required to start new builds and successfully restore historical buildings.

To request a free consultation, call 03 389 2986 or email Tony at tony@timbertru.co.nz.


 

Revitalising Your Most Used Space: M F Turnbull


Thirty-one years and counting – that’s how long M F Turnbull has been finishing furniture and joinery in Canterbury and beyond.

 

With an expanded facility, Kitchen Renewal is a new division of M F Turnbull that specialises in refurbishing kitchens and furniture. No matter what the current finish of your kitchen, it can be repainted or refinished to a colour and look that you want. Even pre-finished boards such as melamine, despite the common belief that it can’t, can be refinished. When it comes to kitchens, often the most used space in the house, people don’t realise that with some relatively small changes and a quality refinishing, you virtually get a new kitchen, says Co-Owner Monique Turnbull. “Very often, kitchens are really well designed,” she says.

So if you are staying with the same layout, you could make small changes, like removing unused overhead cupboards or replacing a cupboard with a set of drawers, she says. With a refinish on the cupboard doors, drawers and benchtops, new handles and hinges, your kitchen is totally transformed. Not only is this process cost effective, it is much more friendly to the environment, creating less waste as many pulled-out units end up in landfills. This has become a particular focus for M F Turnbull – Kitchen Renewal. Specialising in making the old new again, the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ model is at the core of the business.

It also applies to so much more than just kitchens. Any piece of furniture can be revitalised; heirlooms or that tired old coffee table that you like but needs either a new stain or a new colour. Chairs, side tables, drawers and more can be brought up to date to suit new décor. Individual pieces or entire suites can be revamped and revitalised to any colour or look. In their 31 years, the team at M F Turnbull has saved some very unique items, things that may otherwise have been consigned to the trash heap; items such as filing cabinets, desks, or even things like pianos. In one instance a treasured vase was given a new look to bring into line with a new décor.

Steve Baker is the Manager at M F Turnbull. His experience and expertise is called upon to advise clients of just what is possible. If you know what you want, he is able to guide you through the process and achieve your goals. If you don’t know what you want, he can have a look at your existing kitchen and offer advice on what can be done. Often, he and the team can suggest options you may not have considered.

With a free consultation and quote, and a fast, efficient removal and reinstallation process, your kitchen can be looking bright and new in as little as ten working days. Contact the team at www.kitchenrenewal.co.nz or www.mfturnbull.co.nz.


 

Misco Joinery

The Craft of Kitchens: Misco Joinery


Misco Joinery has been building and installing kitchens in Canterbury homes for more than 30 years. The locally owned family business has a solid reputation for providing a high quality product and great customer service.

 

Misco Joinery

 

From humble beginnings in farm buildings behind the family home in Mairehau, Owner and Director Michael Chernishoff, along with his fellow Director and brother-in-law Glenn Colenso, built the company which now proudly operates from a 3500sqm purpose-built manufacturing base in Kaiapoi.

The benefits of replacing an old, tired kitchen are well established. In addition to adding value to your home, the look and feel of a new kitchen, one of the most used rooms in any house, adds to your quality of life.
For many homeowners, the prospect of a kitchen renovation can be a little daunting, but the team at Misco aims to make it as stress free and rewarding as possible. The process is straight-forward, transparent and totally customer-focused.

 

Misco Joinery

Any plan to upgrade your kitchen begins with a wish list, including an understanding of how you currently use your kitchen and how you may want to use it differently. Browsing the gallery online, or spending some time in the showroom at 62 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, is a great place to start. In the showroom are several model kitchens, and a vast selection of accessories, swatches, and examples. An initial consultation at your home, usually with Mike, is scheduled, where the wish list is discussed, measurements are taken and a plan is devised.

Misco’s design team works with you to finalise the plans, including any changes you may want. From simple upgrades to complex renovations, qualified builders and installers are on the job.
The joinery is produced at the Kaiapoi plant using the latest computerised equipment, ensuring accuracy and efficiency. There it is assembled and made ready for installation by qualified and skilled tradespeople who pay close attention to the smallest details to ensure complete satisfaction.

 

Misco Joinery

Misco kitchens feature the latest technologies and quality brands such as Hafele fittings and hardware, Marbello and AGB granite, quartz, or acrylic bench tops, and the Biesse Air Force System which provides colour continuity between the edges and surfaces, and a “zero glue line”, improving the aesthetic of your new kitchen.

European soft-close drawers and cupboards are standard, and quality brand appliances such as Bosche, AEG, Westinghouse and more, can be included in the design, sourced through Harvey Norman Commercial and supplied with the joinery.

For homeowners wanting to upgrade the kitchen, Misco is the perfect one stop shop. From concept to installation, their experience, expertise, and quality products guarantee satisfaction. The company also manufactures and installs walk-in wardrobes, laundries, or shelving, providing these ensembles for commercial enterprises such at resthomes, preschools and others nationwide.

 


For more information visit www.misco.co.nz or phone
03 383 4384.


 

Murray Hewitt Joinery

Architectural Mystery: Murray Hewitt Joinery


There are few architectural details that can give a home a sense of mystery and wonder like a secret door leading to a hidden room.

 

Murray Hewitt Joinery

 

If you’ve ever wanted a private hideaway, extra secure storage for valuables, or an almost magical escape to another world, a hidden room is sure to amaze and inspire. One local Christchurch builder renovating his home had just such a whim for a hidden room – actually a hidden office/workroom. The most common mechanism for accessing a hidden room is via a bookcase that conceals a secret door. That’s where Murray Hewitt Joinery came into the story.

“The client supplied us with a whole lot of recycled rimu and asked us to turn a picture of a bookcase cum door from the Internet into practical reality,” Murray Hewitt says. “Creative engineering certainly came into play as we scratched our heads about how to create the required pivot in the bookcase so it would open as a door, but when shut would look like a single unit. It was a fascinating challenge – something different and out of the ordinary.”

The team at Murray Hewitt Joinery really enjoys the ‘out of the ordinary’. “They had fun working out the complex design then cleaning up any defects in the recycled timber, laminating it and adding details such as architraves to the bookcase itself to fit in with the style of the home. We definitely can turn our hands to anything and everything.”

 

 


Located at 25A Lunns Road, phone 03 343 0360 or email info@mhj.co.nz. See the extensive joinery portfolio on www.mhj.co.nz.


 

Misco Joinery

Future-proofed kitchen nirvana: a visit to Misco Joinery’s Kaiapoi showroom

It was 30 years ago that Misco Joinery first opened its doors. And now, nearly a year on from its move to a purpose-built factory, the company’s full potential is being realised – a result of family values, consistent workmanship and solid experience.

Misco Joinery

Director Michael Chernishoff first launched Misco from the farm shed of his family home in Mairehau Road in support of his father’s building business. Glenn Colenso, a Director and Michael’s brother-in-law, started as his apprentice at the age of 17. When work flourished, they just added another shed. However, 12 years ago Michael had the foresight to purchase land at 62 Williams Street in Kaiapoi.
This future-proofed factory is a true kitchen nirvana. The showroom has four kitchens installed so far – showcasing stone benchtops and European hardware from Hafele through to soft closing doors. “As a move from post-earthquake all-white kitchen styling, we’re now seeing more neutrals, blacks and colour,” says Marketing Manager Penny Abell. She’s been part of the Misco family for 10 years.
“We aim to give clients an X-factor kitchen at an affordable price. Make an appointment for a measure and quote with Michael or a project manager. Using their experience and design flair they will create clever ways to use your available space. After clients talk over recommendations and ideas with our designers, and confirm plans and colours, it’s about eight to ten weeks to your new kitchen installation.”
Misco is spreading its wings fast. Kitchen designer Liselle, along with four installers, are now fully established in the Auckland region. While in Wellington the company has just completed the joinery fit-out at a new preschool. However, the loyal residential clientele in Canterbury will always be a family staple.
Visit www.miscojoinery.co.nz.