Wood joinery has been used in New Zealand homes since the first European settlers arrived during the 19th century, manufactured by
master craftsmen using knowledge and skills that have evolved over many centuries.|
Master Joiners are represented by some of New Zealand's best joinery manufacturers who pride themselves on
delivering high quality products and services.
This website has been developed with the support of Rockfield Woodworkers (2003) Ltd, who are a member of Auckland Master Joiners, to assist owners, specifiers and builders that are using wooden windows and doors for building construction.
The main uses of wooden windows and doors in building construction are for the renovation of older homes and commercial buildings (such as the Royal Palace of Tonga, shown in the picture below), for higher quality new homes
and for specific designs in new commercial construction.
Wooden windows and doors have some special qualities, which make them the preferred choice for many specifiers and building owners. Details of these special qualities are outlined in features and benefits.
Although it has not been mandatory for joinery to comply with a New Zealand Standard, the liability from leaking buildings has put increasing pressures on Territorial
Authority insurers and as a result Master Joiners have embarked on a major programme to test all standard wooden window and door profiles
to compliance with NZS4211.