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The year that was... 

 
Guess what? It’s nearly Christmas! And with the launch of a new franchise in Hamilton and several new products, what a year it's been. To follow, some of the team explain what their highlights were for 2016...

Simon Morton, Mt Wellington
Working with Juliet Arnott from Rekindle (www.rekindle.org.nz), a social enterprise that supports converting waste materials into products, was a highlight for Simon. “They make funky furniture out of waste product. In our business, we obviously throw heaps of stuff out. So, they ask if we have any plywood, etc., and then come and grab anything they think they can use,” says Simon. Simon says Cutshop also worked with designer and architect Clark Bardsley and Andrew Mitchener who participated in the competition Rekindle was running. "He came to us with all sorts of designs, and we converted them into something we could cut. It’s good to see waste that would have ended up in landfill become a piece of furniture or something useful.”
 
Dave & Debbie, North Shore franchise
For Dave and Debbie Sutherland, 2016 is their first year of trading, so choosing a highlight is a tough call. “It’s really hard to pick out one thing; however, the growth we’ve experienced has been huge,” says Dave. Dave adds that producing floating shelves for design company Formantics was a particularly good project. "There is such big demand for floating shelves, but up until the Formantics job, we didn’t have an easy solution. There were always problems in relation to which brackets to use and how to hang the shelves.”
Because of the Formantics project, says Dave, Cutshop was able to develop a workable solution for future floating shelf requirements.
 
Keith Hofer, new Hamilton franchise
“For me, it’s been a year of firsts. To open this business, I’ve moved city, I’ve moved country, and my kids have started school for the first time,” says Keith. Keith liked that to start the franchise he was required to get experience setting up furniture and kitchens. “Because I have no background in the industry, it was a steep learning curve — I had to rip out and then install a kitchen! It was good hands-on experience and has allowed me to get a better understanding of where the tradies are coming from.”
 
André Hofer, Franchisor
For André, the year has featured many highs. These include a new franchise in Hamilton—Cutshop’s third so far—and the launch of several new products, including the bamboo, splashback and GlossMax ranges.

A new splashback alternative

Splashbacks are important, yet often overlooked, components in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries and we've just introduced a new product called Reflections to our range.

Traditionally, splashbacks come in several materials, including glass, acrylic and tile. Glass is popular because it is heat resistant, easy to clean, easy to install, available in many colours and looks fantastic when lit.  There is a catch, though; glass is quite expensive.

This is why we have added Reflections to the growing Cutshop product range. Made from hard-wearing aluminium, Reflections offers all the benefits of glass, but without the price tag.

Like glass, it is designed to reflect light and looks great when lit up by LED lighting, especially with the range of colours on offer.  Reflections splashbacks are available in many standard sizes, or we can cut them to suit any individual requirements.  The Cutshop CNC machine programming also makes it easy to cut out shapes to accommodate power points and tap fittings, etc.
 
Read more about the benefits of Reflections splashbacks and see the full colour range, over on the blog.  

Think it. Make it... Share it.

A modern take on the Christmas tree


We love these examples of unique Christmas art, cut for a client last year.  If you have any other Christmassy ideas - please share on our Facebook Page.

Mt Wellington is moving...

well, Cutshop is anyway


Between January 31st and February 5th next year, Cutshop Mt Wellington and the Cutshop Franchisor Office will be shifting to new premises - just around the corner.

The new premises at 135G Pilkington Road, Panmure, are larger and offer more office space.

There may be reduced capacity during this time, so we ask customers to bear with us during the move period.  Please order work early enough so that you won't be adversely affected.

We will keep you up to date during January as to how the move is going.

KITCHEN TEST DRIVE

With Blum's showroom and their mobile cabinets, you can now test drive your planned kitchen prior to installation. Every drawer is filled with cutlery, pots/pans and the likes. Storage and workflow requirements can be experienced and if necessary, amended prior to the kitchen being made. There's no better visualisation tool when planning than being able to walk through the planned space.

Find out more 

HOLIDAYS ARE HERE

The Cutshop team are taking a welcome break over Christmas and New Year and the franchises are closed from 23 December to 10th January (inclusive), with the exception of Hamilton which re-opens on the 16th January.

Plenty of time for you to dream up your DIY projects!

We wish everyone a jolly Christmas and safe, fun holidays. 

JOINERS MAGAZINE

Cutshop is regularly featured in the Joiners Magazine. 

The December issue is out now. Pick up a copy for holiday reading or grab the ipad and read it online here.

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