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July 2014

Joinery Update

Supreme Award Winning Staircase by Artisan Carpentry

Joiners – interesting this past week to hear of a few joiners that are not that busy??? Not sure exactly why but I suspect it could be that they tried to get higher prices?? Who knows? The growing building activity inevitably will mean more demand for wooden joinery, we all hope. The other side of the equation is that other Joiners are telling us they are flat out.

American White Ash another view of the Supreme Award winning staircase

The recent Master Joiners Awards showcased the talent that exists around NZ. Unfortunately this year I could not attend but in my absence we had Peter Boyden there as our representative. Congratulations to all the entrants and of course the winners. Timspec have been proud sponsors and supporters of the Awards from the date they were incorporated.

The Supreme winner showcasing a fantastic American White Ash Staircase made by Artisan Carpentry in Auckland was .....

Waimea West Joinery made a great job of an entrance door as seen below

Waimea West - Award winning door
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We have some new faces at Timspec.
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2014 promises to be better than 2013 and that was better than 2012. Prospects for trade in supply the building trade are bright. The demand for building materials continues to improve. The supply chain shows many signs of stress as demand from around the World suck up the volumes.
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