2011 News

Habitat offers KSA a great deal to be part of their 2012 kitchen feature

12th December 2011

Habitat offers KSA a great deal to be part of their 2012 kitchen feature

Habitat Magazine is pleased to announce that they will be doing a kitchen feature in their March / April 2012 edition. Once again they would like to offer KSA members an opportunity to be part of this feature. Habitat would like to offer members a massive 20% discount off the usual advertising rates as listed below as well as an opportunity for free editorial if you choose to advertise.

We hope members will take up the opportunity to be part of this prestigious publication when they feature our industry.

Should you wish to advertise please contact Stephanie@ksa.co.za or gary.graham@talkomsa.net. Please remember to book as a KSA member.

Advertising Rates 2012 - Effective 1 January 2012
RATES PER INSERTION:
DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD, FULL COLOUR R 63 690.00 inc vat
FULL PAGE, FULL COLOUR R 31 840.00 inc vat
HALF PAGE VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL, FULL COLOUR
R 22 220.00 inc vat
ONE THIRD PAGE, FULL COLOUR R 16 280.00 inc vat
ADVERTORIAL, PER PAGE (excl. agency comm.) R 23 980.00 inc vat

COVER POSITIONS:
OUTSIDE BACK COVER R 34 100.00 inc vat
INSIDE FRONT COVER R 33 000.00 inc vat
INSIDE BACK COVER R 33 000.00 inc vat
Special positions: Additional 10% on basic rate. Subject to availability. Loose insertions & gatefolds – prices and details on request.


The above rates are inclusive of agency comm. For online advertising enquiries contact Carla Nunes: tel: 011 788 4608 or email: carla@habitat-mag.com or visit: www.habitatmag.co.za

Issue 228 March / April 2012 Deadlines:
Editorial / Advert Design Material Deadline: Monday 30th Jan ‘12
Finished Material Deadline: Monday 6th Feb ‘12
Final Artwork Print: Monday 13th Feb ‘12
On Sale: Tuesday 5th Mar ‘12

Contact:

gary.graham@telkomsa.net

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Furnspace invites the kitchen industry to their interaction week
Furnspace invites the kitchen industry to their interaction week

29th November 2011

Furnspace invites the kitchen industry to their interaction week

Furnspace 3D is hosting an interaction week and invites all members of the kitchen industry to join them. They are creating a platform to demonstrate how KD Max, their kitchen design software, can add value to your business as a vital design and communication tool.

DATE: 29 Nov - 1 Dec
PLACE: The Bank on 71 Harrington Street Cape Town
TIME: 12.30am till late

Contact:

Contact Furnspace for more info 021 461 7043.

Another festive Year End function in Cape Town

22nd November 2011

Another festive Year End function in Cape Town

Marika’s restaurant in Gardens and Hartenberg wines hosted KSA Cape Town’s year end function. The evening was a celebration of Marika’s fantastic Greek cuisine paired with the very best of Hartenberg’s wines.
Supported by fifty one industry guests the evening was a great start to the week with Hartenberg boosting everyone’s spirits by offering three lucky drawers.
The KSA would like to thank everyone for their support in this event and for helping to make it such an enjoyable evening.

Ecospecifier invites the kitchen industry to the GEZE Design Seminar

14th November 2011

Ecospecifier invites the kitchen industry to the GEZE Design Seminar

Ecospecifier invites members of the kitchen industry to join GEZE SA at their second Universal Design Seminar. Join them at the Pavilion conference centre in the V & A Waterfront on the 24th of November. Their key speaker Phillip Thompson, a true specialist in the field of Universal Design, will broaden your horizons on the subject and you will be inspired and by our other influential guest speaker Ari Seirlis.

Date: 24 November
Time: 17.00
Venue: Pavilion Conference Centre, V&A Waterfront
RSVP: Carla@dclsa.co.za

Contact:

carla@dclsa.co.za

KSA Gauteng invites members to their Barnyard evening

7th November 2011

KSA Gauteng invites members to their Barnyard evening

KSA Gauteng is pleased to be able to invite members to join them at their Barnyard year end fundraiser. The Barnyard evenings have become a tradition for the Gauteng members and are a great opportunity to mingle with industry partners, staff and friends while enjoying one of the Barnyard’s fantastic shows. Bring a picnic and enjoy the cash bar.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see ‘Dancing in the Street’. There are only ten seats left so book now to avoid disappointment.

Date: 23 November 2011
Venue: Barnyard Theatre Cresta
Time: Doors open 18.30pm. Show starts at 20.00pm
Cost: R200.00 per person

To book contact Melissa on info@ksa.co.za

Contact:

info@ksa.co.za

TOP ACCOLADES FOR HOMEMAKERS AT THE EXSA AWARDS
TOP ACCOLADES FOR HOMEMAKERS AT THE EXSA AWARDS

7th November 2011

TOP ACCOLADES FOR HOMEMAKERS AT THE EXSA AWARDS

The 2011 Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo has been voted the Best Consumer Exhibition of the Year in the category for large exhibitions over 12,000m², at the annual EXSA (Exhibition Association of Southern Africa) Gala Award Function held in Sandton last week (Thursday, 3 November 20011). This is the fourth year in a row that Gauteng HOMEMAKERS has achieved top accolades in this regard.

The EXSA award recognises excellence in the Exhibition Industry of Southern Africa and also includes awards for Best Venue, Best Stand Designers, Best Suppliers, Best Organiser and other individual awards.
HOMEMAKERS took part in a meticulous judging process by independent EXSA appointed judges at their Gauteng Expo in February this year. Their marketing campaign, promotions and features, signage, branding, safety and security, traffic flow as well as feedback from visitors and exhibitors regarding their experience of the show, were all criteria upon which the expo was judged.

Ray Abrahamse, MD of HOMEMAKERS is delighted with the award: “The standard of competition that we are up against is extremely high. It’s important to remember that one competes on a national basis with a large variety of exhibition types. As part of the judging process our exhibitors gave us outstanding reviews, especially with regards to our organisational abilities and the type of quality visitor our expo attracts. We'd like to use this opportunity thank all of them for putting in the extra effort with regards to their stands. Without their commitment and dedication, we would not have won this prestigious award. By claiming this title for the fourth year in a row, we trust this gives them the added assurance that they're exhibiting with a credible and highly acclaimed Expo. As a group, we're dedicated to giving visitors only the best experience and products.”

HOMEMAKERS is a national group which presents four similar home lifestyle shows in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. It is South Africa's biggest home enhancement exhibition group and since its inception 19 years ago has proven to be the country's premier home lifestyle event.

Apart from exhibitions, the company also publishes two monthly magazines, HOMEMAKERSfair and HOMEMAKERStalk. HOMEMAKERS also run South Africa's largest home improvement portal www.homemakersonline.co.za.

For more information go to www.homemakersonline.co.za.

KSA Western Cape invites members to their Year End Funciton

2nd November 2011

KSA Western Cape invites members to their Year End Funciton

KSA Western Cape invites members to join them at their Year End Function. This is going to be a fabulous evening at Marika's in Gardens where we will enjoy a five course meal paired with wines from the Hartenberg Estate. The Estate will be there for the evening to tell us all about their wines and will also be selling their wines at below cellar prices.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the year with colleagues and staff. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Date: Mon 21 November 2011
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Marika's 176 Bo-Buitenkant Street
Corner Vredehoek Road, Gardens
Cost: R300.00 per person

Contact:

stephnaie@ksa.co.za

Ecospecifier invites the kitchen industry to attend a talk on the new building regulations
Ecospecifier invites the kitchen industry to attend a talk on the new building regulations

1st November 2011

Ecospecifier invites the kitchen industry to attend a talk on the new building regulations

Ecospecifier are pleased to invite members of the kitchen industry to a CPD Presentation by AAAMSA on the new National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act. There are no costs involved to attend.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2011
Time: 15H00 - 17H00
Venue: The Sustainability Institute
R310 Baden Powel Drive
Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

Please rsvp: hbepg@greenmail.net

Contact:

hbepg@greenmail.net

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Eurafrican, Renolit and Compusoft host a stunning evening in Cape Town

28th October 2011

Eurafrican, Renolit and Compusoft host a stunning evening in Cape Town

Eurafrican, Renolit and Compusoft were the hosts at the latest KSA affiliate product evening held on the 27th October at Eurafrican's showrooms in Paarden Eiland.

Attended by over seventy members of the kitchen and affiliated industries the evening proved to be a huge success.

Luc from Eurafrican got the evening underway with an interesting update on domestic extractors which covered the do's and dont's that so many of us are unaware of. This was followed by a presentation by Mornet of Renolit. His major focus was the colour forecasts for the next two years prepaired by Renolit's Monika Fecht. A copy of the forecast can be found in the KSA 2011 Consumer Guide. Proceedings were brough to a close with an interesting live demo of Compusoft's kitchen design software by Wesley and his team.

The KSA would like to thank the hosts for putting on a fantastic evening and those who attended for their ongoing support of these events which prove to be the perfect platform for industry networking.

Contact:

stephanie@ksa.co.za

Fusion Max dongles now available to rent

26th October 2011

Fusion Max dongles now available to rent

Maxima Software have come up with a unique way of assisting the industry to work with their product. Fusion Max Dongles are now available for rent at R750.00 Incl. Vat, including support and upgrades, per month with an initial once off fee of R3591.00 Incl. Vat. The rental contract is for 24 months. Maxima Software are also running a special for October 2011 where you would get 2 Free Training Sessions. Delivery is 48 hours from completion of paperwork and receipt of the initial payment.

Contact:

martin@maximasoftware.co.za

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Homemakers Expo Cape Town launches their 2012 show
Homemakers Expo Cape Town launches their 2012 show

21st October 2011

Homemakers Expo Cape Town launches their 2012 show

Homemakes Expo Cape Town will be launching their 2012 show on the 3rd November. Interested exhibitors are invited to take advantage of the specials on offer for early bird launch bookings.

Once again the KSA are planning a dedicated area for its exhibiting members.

If you would like to attend the launch is being held at the Gourmet Emporium, Northgate Island on the 3rd November anytime between: 08:30 – 14:00. RSVP's should be made to cape@homemakers-sa.co.za by 26 Oct 2011.

Contact:

For more info call Tracy 021 511 2800

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Another brilliant Gauteng Golf Day

21st October 2011

Another brilliant Gauteng Golf Day

The 2011 KSA Gauteng golf day proved successful with 108 players networking, enjoying the sun and much need enjoyment after another successful but tough year.
The MC and Trick shot – Pro golfer Michael Scholz was back again to MC this event bringing loads of entertainment and fun. Scholz, a brilliant MC, returned with his Trick shot show including brand new material which kept the golfers in stitches. Michael Scholtz was able to be present thanks to the sponsorship of Sonae Novabord and Whirlpool.
The following members receiving awards for ten years of KSA membership:
• Easylife Kitchens – Gaborone
• Easylife Kitchens – Randburg
• Easylife Kitchens- Ruimsig
• Eazyway Kitchens & Boards Midrand
• Grass
• Slavin & Co
• Simons Kitchens
• Upper Edge

Congratulations to the following winners of the day:
3rd fourball sponsored by KIC
• National Edging: Glen Maclean, Jonathan Jacobs, Greg Bedser, Ryan van Driel
2nd fourball sponsored by KIC
• Sonae Novobord: Chris Hall, Neil Jolly, Leon Erasmus, Richard Way
1st fourball sponsored by Whirlpool
• winner Upper Edge: Larry Pearlman, Steaven Pearlman, Neil Quin, Lyle Langly
Longest Day sponsored by KSA
• Stillam
Nearest the pin 4th hole sponsored by KIC
• Grant Smith
Nearest the pin 9th hole sponsored by National Edging
• Chris Willing
Nearest the pin 14th hole sponsored by Eclipse
• Jono Viljoen - Hole in one
Longest Drive 5th hole sponsored by PG Bison
• Neil Quin
Longest Drive 17th hole sponsored by PG Bison
• Jonathan Jacobs

Thanks must also go to the following sponsors of holes, packs and other prizes:
Eclipse, Blum, Franke, Grand Designs Live, Grass, KIC, Larson Industries, National edging, PG Bison, Pro Quartz, Renolit, Stillam, William Tell, Whirlpool, Compusoft, Caesarstone, Easylife Kitchens, Sembel-It, Roco, Sonae Novabord and Austro.




Contact:

info@ksa.co.za

KSA Gauteng holds their September Affiliate Product Evening
KSA Gauteng holds their September Affiliate Product Evening

21st October 2011

KSA Gauteng holds their September Affiliate Product Evening

In September KSA Gauteng held its quarterly Affiliate Product evening,
The purpose of these evenings is to provide a platform to show case the affiliate members’ products as well as help keep you informed to the latest designs and trends. Each evening is hosted by 3 different suppliers in the industry.

The master of ceremonies for the evening was Alfredo Veiga of Sariga Designer Kitchens, who is currently the Gauteng Executive committee’s chairman and he began by thanking the sponsors of the evening. Eclipse Furniture and Hardware supplies doubled as host and sponsor for the evening with co-sponsors Best Italia and Caesarstone. Each got the opportunity to outline some of their new & exciting products and their respective features.

Andre Hacquebord, the KSA’s installer’s course coordinator, was able to address the industry with regards to the KSA Installers course as he was running the September course. He also spoke about the new training courses that are being planned. The installers courses, which has been running since 2001, is in the process of getting a face lift and being expanded from a standard course to an intermediate and advanced course. There have never been any specialised kitchen installation training courses offered in the industry and this is why the KSA has started this initiative. Courses will be offered in basic, intermediate and what they call ‘the master course’ which is the advanced course.

The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all.

Contact:

info@ksa.co.za

Joos Joiners make a donation to the Community Chest
Joos Joiners make a donation to the Community Chest

17th October 2011

Joos Joiners make a donation to the Community Chest

Joos Joiners today handed over a donation of a variety of cupboard units that were sitting unused in their factory to the Community Chest Western Cape.

The Community Chest is an organisaiton that seeks to assist a variety of charitable organisations by sourcing the goods and skills they need to do their jobs and bring much needed aid to those less fortunate than ourselves.

The cupboard units will be put to good use by the Community Chest.

The KSA would like to thank Joos Joiners for their kind donation and for putting their unutilised units to good use to assist those less fortunate.

We would urge other KSA members to follow in their footsteps.

Well done Joos!!!!

Contact:

showroom@joosjoiners.co.za

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Sonae Novoboard hold their national melamine road show
Sonae Novoboard hold their national melamine road show

13th October 2011

Sonae Novoboard hold their national melamine road show

Sonae Novobord in keeping with its industry involvement philosophy of including industry players in the selection of the Novolam melamine décor range for the upcoming seasons.

On Tuesday,6th October another melamine roadshow was launched at the scenic Radisson Blu hotel located at the V&A waterfront in Cape Town. The roadshow moved onto the Oyster box in Umhlanga on the 7th of October and ended at “The Castle” in Kyalami, Johannesburg the following evening.
The event brought together hundreds of wood panel industry players and affiliates with the express aim of aiding in the selection of the future Novolam décor range.

The audience were treated to a preview of the best Europe has to offer complements of Miss Josefine Malle, based in Austria. A range of décors were showcased and guests’ opinions were canvassed as to which designs should be included into the 2012 Novolam range.

With the depressing global state of the economy well known comedian Kevin Perkins aka Michael Naicker entertained the audience with a fun filled act. The respective evenings were rounded off with cocktails and some light hearted interaction amongst the guests.

Contact:

wayne.arrow@sonae.co.za

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Maxima Software add the Teka range to their catalogues

5th October 2011

Maxima Software add the Teka range to their catalogues

Maxima Software has recently completed the creation of a Teka sink catalogue.
The catalogue includes the entire range distributed by Larson Industries.
The catalogue will be distributed to all Maxima’s Software Maintenance and Rental clients, and will be made available via the Fusion Online Management system in the Version 18 upgrade.
The way this will work is once Version 18 has been installed, when the program is launched, it will automatically search online to see if there are any catalogues available for you to download or update.
‘We are constantly looking for ways to enhance your design experience with Fusion, and feel that we have achieved a catalogue that will provide you with that edge over you competitors with added realism to your designs’, says Maxima’s Martin Hotlzhausen.
This is just the 1st of many planned releases of local appliance and hardware catalogues that Maxima will be providing to their valued customers.

Contact:

martin@maximasoftware.co.za

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Homemakers Expo Cape Town attracts large crowds
Homemakers Expo Cape Town attracts large crowds

16th September 2011

Homemakers Expo Cape Town attracts large crowds

The KSA and some of its members exhibited at the Homemakers Expo Cape Town which took place at the CTICC from 1st - 4th September. The show attracted large crowds despite the hard economic times leaving the KSA members that were exhibiting with a positive outlook for what is left of the year.

The show boasted the first official KSA area where members exhibited together. The KSA recieved positive reviews on the area and the vibe between the members was fantastic. The KSA gave a first time award for the best stand in the KSA area which was won by Joos Joiners.

Homemakers were also quick to acknowledge the KSA members with Eclipse and Grass winning bronze certificates of excellence, Sembel-it and Smeg winning silver and Joos Joiners and Easylife Kitchens winning gold.

Special thanks from the KSA to Spotlight Kitchens who assisted with the build-up and breakdown of the KSA stand and Eclipse for the loan of some beautiful bar stools.



The KSA and Decorex enjoy another successful 2011 show
The KSA and Decorex enjoy another successful 2011 show

29th August 2011

The KSA and Decorex enjoy another successful 2011 show

Over 53 000 visitors - 6 464 more than last year - flocked to Decorex Joburg at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

This five-day event, held from 5 to 9 August 2011, boasted over 700 high-end exhibitors, five halls brimming with newly unveiled products, 75 special interest talks and demonstrations, nine pop-up restaurants designed exclusively for the show and over 22 000 m² exhibition space.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” says an elated Melanie Robinson, Decorex SA portfolio director. “To mark the exhibition’s 18th birthday we promised consumers and trade professionals the biggest and best Decorex ever - which was no idle talk. While we anticipated a good turnout, the 14% growth in visitor numbers and their positive response, exceeded our highest expectations.”

To achieve this in a flattened economy bodes well for the local design and interiors industry, reckons Robinson. “These exceptional figures mean increased exposure for our exhibitors, which is vital in hard times. It also confirms the appreciation for Decorex SA as a brand: consumers see it as the go-to event for emerging trends, new products and practical design solutions, while exhibitors see it as an effective way to connect with existing and new customers.”
“We placed more focus on creative collaborations with top industry players by commissioning several design studios to create inspirational installations and curate trend-forward concept stands,” says Robinson. “Since Decorex Joburg’s debut in 1994, the show has been on a crusade for home-grown design. It is apt that in our 18th year we could celebrate our own growth together with the design revival of Johannesburg and the extraordinary creative energy of our local talent.”
Decorex SA also launched the 2nd edition of ‘It’s all in the Detail 2011/12’, an essential annual sourcebook for interiors, design and stylish living at the show, with credible finds, extensive listings, decor inspiration and trade secrets. Where KSA members were listed at no charge!
Two KSA members received a Certificate for Stand Excellence; Twenty one exhibitors received Decorex Stand Excellence Awards. Congratulations to: Kitchen Studio and Caesarstone:
The KSA would like to Whirlpool SA for donating a prize for the KSA competition, to create awareness about the Kitchen Specialists Association.
The KSA also had a successful turn out for the member’s breakfast.
Thank you to all KSA members who contributed towards the event, without them these events would not be possible!
Should you want more information on Decorex 2012, please contact Alecia Andrews on 011 612 3710 or alecia@ksa.co.za


Contact:

alecia@ksa.co.za

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Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2011 opens on the 1 September

29th August 2011

Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2011 opens on the 1 September

Build up for the 2011 Homemakers Expo has begun at the CTICC. The exhibition will open on the 1st September and is bound to wow visitors as it has done in the past. Don't miss this opportunity to visit the KSA stand (stand H29) and exhibiting KSA members and get some good ideas for home makeovers and renovations.

Dates: 1-4 September 2011
Times: Thursday - Saturday 10.00am till 8.00pm
Sunday 10.00am till 6.00pm
Venue: CTICC
Entrance: Adults - R55.00
Pensioners - R35.00
Children under 12 - free

Contact:

expocape@homemakers-sa.co.za

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Larson's welcome Grohe to their family
Larson's welcome Grohe to their family

26th August 2011

Larson's welcome Grohe to their family

Larson Industries will always endeavour to provide only high quality products with international recognition and standards to the kitchen industry.
It is with this philosophy, we welcome Grohe to our already vast range of kitchen products.
Friedrich Grohe established GROHE in 1936. Since then there have been seven decades during which GROHE has continuously built their reputation for unrivalled quality, superior design and impressive technology. With their history of technological advancement, a renowned in house design team, and a customer promise with regards to quality that has stood the test of time, GROHE is setting the pace for the future.
Welcome to the Larson Family, Grohe!

Contact:

troye@larson.co.za

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Habitat Magazine exclusive offer to KSA members
Habitat Magazine exclusive offer to KSA members

18th July 2011

Habitat Magazine exclusive offer to KSA members

Habitat Magazine will be running a kitchen feature in their September /October issue. They are offering KSA members the opportunity of advertising at a 20% discount for half and full page adverts in this edition.

KSA members who take up this offer will also given editorial coverage as an added extra.

Advertorial and advertising rates are as follows. Please deduct your KSA discount off these prices:

Advertorial rate per page R 19 122.81
Advertorial offers excellent exposure and value in the form of client-sponsored,professionally written editorial supported by visuals of their
latest architectural projects.
(The above rate is exclusive of VAT. Agency commission is not applicable.)

Full page full colour advertisement R 25 394.74

Double page spread full colour advertisement
R 50 789.47
(The above rates are exclusive of VAT and inclusive of agency commission)

Deadlines are as follows:
Unfinished Material Friday 26th July 2011
Finished Material Friday 2nd August 2011

Contact:

gary.graham@telkomsa.net

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KSA, Austro Engineering and National Edging hold an edging coffee morning

11th July 2011

KSA, Austro Engineering and National Edging hold an edging coffee morning

The KSA with the help of Austro Engineering and National Edging held a coffee morning at Grass in Montague Gardens.

The aim was to address the problems experienced in the industry when it comes to edging and adhesives which seem to increase with the onset of winter.

The talk was well received and addressed some very important issues. Below are Austro Engineering and National Edging’s top tips to avoiding problems with your edging:

• An edge-bander should be purchased from a reputable company offering full after sales service whilst ensuring the edge bander selected fits your company’s requirements and budget.

• Trained staff is the key to a quality finish - not the edge banders capability. It is suggested two staff members are fully trained as edge-banding operators.

• Ensure quality raw materials including edge-banding adhesives and edging are used as this will reflect on the final finish.

• As a manufacturer take ownership of machinery, ensuring that regular maintenance is carried out. Take care of your investment.

• Some older edge-banders can be retrofitted and updated with substrate cleaning and buffing systems like the Riepe system.

• Various edge-banding adhesives are formulated for specific edge-banding applications, therefore it is imperative that the correct adhesive type is selected for the correct application For example high-speed edge-banders run with hot melt designed to operate at higher temperatures with faster set rates than that of a contour edge-bander that operate at lower temperatures with longer open times.

• Slightly filled or unfilled hot melt adhesives offer a higher yield than filled hot melt with an invisible glue line and reduced maintenance costs.

• Glue pot temperatures not maintained at the correct temperature to suit the glue characteristics may result in the glue either burning or not adhering to the edging. If for any reason you need to change your glue, please ensure that your glue pot is thoroughly flushed and cleaned before adding new glue. Mixing brands and products may lead to changes in the chemical make-up which once again will affect the final finish.

• Where are you storing your materials?? It is suggested that your board and edging be stored at room temperature 18°C. Whilst most South African factories do not have temperature controls as they do in Europe, it would be suggested that your board is stored in the warmest part of your factory. The fitting of pre-heater bars, infra-red heaters or hot air blowers to the edge-bander can also be used to pre-heat the board edge prior to edging. Your machinery supplier will assist with this. We also suggest edging material is stored in a temperature controlled room.

• Ensure pressure settings on your edge bander correspond with the thickness of edging being applied. Without correct pressures; the hot glue is unable to transfer from the board to the edging to create a suitable bond.

• Ensure pre-milling, trimming and scraper blades are kept sharpened and regularly maintained.

• Never overfill the glue pot or allow the glue level to drop too far. Refill at regular intervals maintaining a constant level.

• Note where the edgebander is positioned. Avoid open doors, drafts and overhead fans. Changes in ambient temperatures will affect glue performance.

• Store glues correctly. Ensure the glue bag is properly sealed or alternatively store glue in airtight bins next to the edgebander and correctly labelled with the glue make and glue code. This to ensure wood dust, wood chips and edging chips do not contaminate the glue, causing unnecessary charring of the glue in the pot whilst reducing adhesion capability.

• Avoid the use of aggressive solvents to clean the surface of the edged board. This may weaken the initial bond. There are formulated release agents and cleaners commercially available for this purpose.

In conclusion the KSA recommends manufacturers strive to maintain machinery and equipment, store stock correctly and ensure staff training is on-going. Small problems taken care of timeously will eliminate big problems occurring in the future.

Thank you to Austro and National Edging for supporting this initiative.

Contact:

www.nationaledging.co.za or www.austro.co.za

Product news from National Edging

11th July 2011

Product news from National Edging

Based on the latest international trends in the kitchen industry National Edging have brought in these exciting new Deep Embossed Vacuum foils.

Please talk to your Wrap Door suppliers for sample swatches. Alternatively contact one of the National Edging Branches in your area who will gladly assist.

• Windsor Cherry pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Striped Wenge Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Nova Wenge Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• American Walnut Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Burgandy Mahogany Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Laracina Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Balsa Deep Embossed pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• White Petal pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Black Petal pvc 3D thermoplastic foil.
• Classic White pvc 3D Deep Embossed thermoplastic foil

National Edging are also pleased to promote their new Riepe system which is available for all new edge-banders and can be retro fitted to older machines. The Riepe system comprises of a Release Agent, Cleaning Agent, Anti-Static Agent and Buffing/Cleaning Agents. Installation of the complete Riepe System will enhance quality of finished product and realise cost saving by eliminating manual cleaning.

For more info on the Riepe system, the new range of foils or National Edging’s extensive range of Jowat adhesives please contact National Edging who will gladly assist.

Gauteng – 011 822 3278 or info.gau@nationaledging.co.za
Cape Town – 021 556 1273 or info.cpt@nationaledging.co.za
KZN – 031 701 3512 or info.kzn@nationaledging.co.za
Nelspruit – 013 755 4830 or Nelspruit@nationaledging.co.za
PE – 041 453 0900 or info.pe@nationaledging.co.za


Contact:

Contact your regional National Edging branch for more information

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Grand Designs 2011 - A grand success

22nd June 2011

Grand Designs 2011 - A grand success

The 'grandest' event on the home design, décor, garden and building scene, Grand Designs Live Home & Garden Show brought to you by DSTV took place at the Coca Cola Dome this past weekend, 20th - 22nd May 2011 and delivered a unique home show packed with plenty of amazing ideas to turn your dream home into a reality.

Firm favorites included The Design Arcade in association with Elle Decoration – an area within Grand Designs Live, which focused on featuring new up and coming products, companies and designers.

The Grand Theatre in association with BBC Lifestyle offered visitors an interactive ‘how to” experience where celebrities and experts offered tips, advice, ideas and inspiration to the visitors to Grand Designs Live. Guest speakers included Trevyn McGowan from Design Consultancy, Source, who talked about South African design as well as experts such as Collin O’Mara from St Leger & Viney on fabric trends. 702’s techno-fundi Aki Anastasiou took part on the Grand Theatre and talked about the latest gadgetry and what households of the future have in store from a technology standpoint! Foodie television and literary personality Justin Bonello was a huge draw card and gave interesting and informative insights into what you are actually eating! And the Green Expert Panel gave invaluable advice on sustainability and how to be environmentally friendly.

Situated within the dedicated Grand Kitchens & Bathrooms area, the Micah Kitchen Chef’s Theatre in association with the Food Network, tantalized taste buds with top chefs sharing their best-kept culinary secrets. The chefs included Reuben Riffel of the famous Reuben’s Restaurant in Franschhoek, Chef Neill Anthony, who has been referred to as “The God of Food” and is regarded as Cape Town’s most exclusive private chef. Andrew Robertson, Executive Chef for the Sun International imparts wisdom on tasty healthy eating options, while his colleague Kami Chen gave lessons on the art of sushi-making.

The Grand Gourmet area, which this year was known as The Market on Main and the Maboneng Precinct brought the most delicious deli to Grand Designs Live where cheese, olive oils, chilli-chocolate, pomegranate dressing and jams were all on offer.

When walking into the Grand Build section of the show, visitors found the new Saint-Gobain Expert Advice Centre, in association with Tuis and Home Magazine a brand new feature at Grand Designs Live which encouraged visitors to get one-on-one advice from top class experts in various fields. Experts were on hand to assist visitors in everything from interior design, architecture and landscaping to understanding home automation and going green.

Our firm favourite feature of the show, the IID House sponsored by Freeworld Coatings included an amazing 7-roomed house. One established designer and one celebrity worked together to decorate their individual room, with visitors to the show voting for their favourite. Designer Phil Darby was handed the award last night for decorating Tamara Dey's bathroom.
Radio personality Pabi Maloi and Mark Rielly worked on the Lounge & Dining room. Celebrity chef Justin Bonello and Liezel Malan whipped up the kitchen.
Fashion Designer David Tlale and designer Aidan Bennets designed the study and a second bedroom and radio personality Sureshnie Rider took on the main bedroom with Tracy Lynch as the interior designer.

The Interiors Theatre in association with Elle Decoration provided a platform for visitors to hear about the inspiration behind each design as well as to listen to expert talks on a variety of topics such as how to Maximilian space for a contemporary look, by Victor dos Santos of Santos and the art of paint effects by Charlie Vittori.

In the Grand Garden section at Grand Designs Live, sponsored by PPC Cement, visitors learned how to turn their ordinary garden into an extraordinary space with dynamic speakers on the Garden Theatre. Picnic Hill in association with Servest Office Plants, Landscaping & Turf was also a huge drawcard and included lush grass, picnic benches, gorgeous trees and plants and certainly rejuvenated your energy after taking some time out on the hill.

Featuring products recently released to the market and in some instances about to come to market, the House of the Future, in association with Popular Mechanics, Crestron and PG Bison the feature within the Technology area showcased the latest and impending technology, design, innovation and eco/sustainable products for your home.
With 27 500 visitors to the show this year – Grand Designs Live was an incredible success and we look forward to an even grander event in 2012.

Compusoft add two new suppliers to their catalogue
Compusoft add two new suppliers to their catalogue

20th June 2011

Compusoft add two new suppliers to their catalogue

Compusoft are pleased to announce that they have added 2 new suppliers to their catalogue range which will enable kitchen companies to design and quote using the manufacturer’s products directly out of their catalogue:
 William Tell (Gauteng)
 F&F Installations (Gauteng)
There are also plans for the addition of 3 more catalogues in the near future including a Cape Town manufacturer. Please visit www.compusoftgroup.com for more information.

Compusoft – More, Faster , Easier

Contact:

wesley@compusoft.co.za

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Fineline introduce their made to measure doors
Fineline introduce their made to measure doors

14th June 2011

Fineline introduce their made to measure doors

Fineline have opened a Made to Measure department to make sliding doors to suit the design and layout of your BIC internals.

Doors can be supplied only or installed.

Doors are available in Mirror, Décor Glass and Melamine. If required, boards can be supplied by the kitchen manufacturer.

Fineline Mirror Doors are the only doors that meet the SANS 1263-1: 2006 for Safety Backed Mirror under human impact, as required by the national building regulations.

Training in fitting Fineline doors is available, if required.

Contact Paul at 011 477 5408 or email paul@fineline1.co.za



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paul@fineline1.co.za

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Larson Industries celebrates 30 years of industry excellence
Larson Industries celebrates 30 years of industry excellence

13th June 2011

Larson Industries celebrates 30 years of industry excellence

For 30 years Larson has been an integral part of the Kitchen industry in South Africa.

From humble beginnings the company was founded by Mr. Bob Larson and Mr. Pravesh Sewpersad. Both are still with the company today. In its early days Bob used to employ his sons to pack silicones and assemble plastic locks at 2cents a lock and 3cents a silicone tube. Bob always had a dream to keep the business as family orientated as possible as he always trusted family and within time more and more Larsons and Sewpersads joined the company.

Later when his sons got wiser, they joined the family business and decided to take Larson to the next level by participating and viewing shows in Europe and communicating with various suppliers there. The main aim was to upgrade the South African market by only providing the best in Kitchen Fittings.

Larson now offers a wide range of Kitchen fittings to the South African consumer and represents the very best in international brands. For 30 years the company has grown from strength to strength. Now a market leader in their field, Larson operates 4 branches and showrooms countrywide as well continuing support also for the outlying areas of South Africa. Larson continues to work hand in hand with world leading suppliers of kitchen fittings such as Hettich, Teka, Kessebohmer & Hailo.

To learn more about Larson Industries and their international partners visit www.larson.co.za
All of Larson’s Catalogues are now available online. To view please visit www.larson.co.za/html/catalogue.html.

Contact:

(011) 795-1988 Gauteng / (031) 502-4888 KZN / (021) 552-1836 CT

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Decorex Cape Town enjoys good reviews
Decorex Cape Town enjoys good reviews

29th April 2011

Decorex Cape Town enjoys good reviews

Decorex Cape Town was held at the CTICC from the 29 April till the 2 May. Despite the royal wedding and the Stormers V Sharks game the show was very well attended particularly on the Friday and Saturday where participating KSA members reported to have had generated very good leads.

Feedback from vistors and KSA members was very positive. The KSA stand was a hive of activity with the public showing great interest in the membership and the protection afforded to them should they use a KSA member. It was a fantastic marketing opportunity for the KSA.

KSA members Smeg, Whirlpool, Ceasarstone, Niemann SA, Sembel-it and Saeco were among the exhibitors. While Easylife Kitchens sponsored the demo kitchen. Congratulations to Ceasarstone who won a certificate of excellance for their stand.

Well done to Angela Chatfield and the team at Decorex for a great show.


Contact:

for more informaiton about Decorex please contact angela@tepg.co.za

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Franke Kitchen Systems celebrates its centenary
Franke Kitchen Systems celebrates its centenary

20th April 2011

Franke Kitchen Systems celebrates its centenary

Inspired by experience, Franke celebrates its centenary in style

Franke, the world's largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks is one hundred years old, and with a reputation for being at the forefront of research and development of new materials and products for the kitchen, we are celebrating our centenary by introducing the new state-of-the art Centinox sink.

The Centinox anniversary sink encompasses all the elegance, style and precision engineering - the 12.5mm deep drawn radii represent nothing less than a new standard in sink technology - that is expected from Franke as well as a range of practical and innovative accessories that will cater for the user’s every need.

Available in classic stainless steel, the Centinox range of tiered accessories includes; a mobile drainer, chopping board, strainer bowl and roll mat. The accessories have been specifically created to fit the Centinox sink perfectly in functionality and design, making them indispensable for anyone seeking the full Centinox experience.

Franke are very proud of our innovative design approach, and with 100 years of experience in product development, this ensures that we can provide our customers with a unique range of different living solutions to complement different lifestyle choices.

The kitchen now represents not just the place where food is processed, it‟s a living space and consumers are increasingly demanding a blend of beauty and functionality that helps make the ultimate kitchen statement. It‟s the room that says it all about the way you live, it‟s the hub of the home and the humble kitchen now comes in all shapes and sizes.

The KSA would like to congratulate Franke on its centenary and thank them for their contribution to the kitchen industry and the KSA over the years.

Contact:

enquiry.fsa@franke.com

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KSA Gauteng hold another successful affiliate product evening
KSA Gauteng hold another successful affiliate product evening

31st March 2011

KSA Gauteng hold another successful affiliate product evening

The Affiliate Product Evening proved yet again to be a very popular event in Gauteng. Held on the 31 March at the Steinhoff Building in Sandton, the evening was hosted by PG Bison,Compusoft SA and Roco Fittings. Approximately 150 people attended.

The KSA would like to thank the affiliates involved for making this initiative so successful.


Wesley Mann made the presentation on behalf of Compusoft SA. Compusoft SA have been KSA members going on 9 years, and have this year decided to join as a national member.

Justin Berry and Jason Wells spoke on behalf of PG Bison. PG Bison have been a KSA member for almost 13 years and are a national member. Justin has served on the Gauteng executive committee for just under 4 years and sits on the KSA's national executive committee.

Speaking for Roco Fittings were John Koller and Christopher Koller. Roco Fittings have been a KSA member for 13 years, and Matthew Koller has served on the Gauteng regional committee for almost 3 years.

A Special Thank you to all that made time to attend the event.

Contact:

for more information on the Gauteng affilaite product evenings please contact alecia@ksa.co.za

KSA CT affiliate product evening a huge success
KSA CT affiliate product evening a huge success

29th March 2011

KSA CT affiliate product evening a huge success

The KSA Western Cape held their third affilaite product evening on 29 March hosted by Franke Kitchen Systems, Eclipse Furniture Fittings and Panda Bamboo.

The evening was attended by over 124 members of the kitchen industry and offered a unique opportunity for the industry to network and for the three hosts to present their company and products.

The KSA would like to thank the three hosts for all their effort and all those who attended the evening for helping to make it such a success.

Look out for the next KSA Western Cape affiliate evening which will be held in June 2011.

Contact:

stephanie@ksa.co.za

TRENDS AND TASTES – New show hits KZN
TRENDS AND TASTES – New show hits KZN

18th March 2011

TRENDS AND TASTES – New show hits KZN

A new venue, new name and new ideas Trends & Tastes offered a very different look and feel to the show this year. The quality of exhibits, both big and small were of an extremely high standard. To keep within the industrial and green feel for the exhibition, the stands were cladded in pine using eco-friendly Xanita board.

The decision to move from the ICC to the Durban Exhibition Centre allowed the organisers to introduce an outdoor food market with jazz, as well as options to enjoy delicious meals from the Decadent Diner and the Wholefood Kitchen.

Well done and thank you to our KSA members who participated in the show – Exotic Kitchens, Fourth Dimension Kitchens, The Kitchen Studio, The Granite Studio, Southern Kitchens, Nyathi Kitchens, Niemann SA, Smeg, Defy, Technistone and Whirlpool.

Thanks go to Whirlpool for donating an Aqua Fridge for the KSA competition, won by Allan Smith.

Thank you to the KSA members who gave up their time to man the KSA stand. In particular Brendon Quail from Les Bowden Designer Kitchens who gave up many long hours, particularly when the weather was so spectacular!

Finally a big thank you to Niemann SA for donating the material and Nyathi Kitchens for manufacturing our KSA desk and cupboard for the stand. Your support is appreciated.


Contact:

ksa@tiscali.co.za

Easylife Kitchens Paarl launch their new showroom
Easylife Kitchens Paarl launch their new showroom

16th March 2011

Easylife Kitchens Paarl launch their new showroom

Easylife Kitchens Paarl launched their new showroom at the Paarl Mall. The evening was attended by industry partners, industry professionals and members of the Easylife group. Franchisees Deon and Alesha Vermaak were proud to officailly open their new showroom and hoped to meet more of the Paarl residents in the future. The KSA wish them the very best of success in their new location.

Contact:

Deon and Alesha Vermaak - paarl@easylifekitchens.co.za

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KSA Western Cape hold their third golf day

10th March 2011

KSA Western Cape hold their third golf day

The KSA Western Cape held their third golf day on the 10th March at the River Club Mashie course. The day was a huge success with golfers enjoying a fun afternoon of golf and industry networking. The success of the day was thanks to the generosity of the sponsors on the day:
Design & Technology,Decorex,PG Bison,Makita, Larson Industries,Whirlpool, Grass, Homemakers Expo, Austro,Easylife Kitchens, Habitat, Smeg, SA Golf Institute, Sonae Novobord, Rock of Ages, Gardner Brothers.

Contact:

For information on the 2012 golf day contact stephanie@ksa.co.za

KSA members enjoy another great Homemakers Expo in Gauteng
KSA members enjoy another great Homemakers Expo in Gauteng

24th February 2011

KSA members enjoy another great Homemakers Expo in Gauteng

The KSA had a new area at this year’s expo. With 48 757 visitors the KSA stand and area was very busy. KSA members exhibiting were very impressed with the amount of quality leads they received.
The expo was great exposure for the KSA, educating the consumer.

We would like to thank the following members for assisting the KSA with the stand:
- The Cupboard People – For build up, break down and storage. Three dedicated Installers’ were sponsored which was a huge help.
- Sembel-It – For making the stand.
- PG Bison and Sonae Novobord for sponsoring the board.
- Eclipse Furniture Hardware – For sponsoring the beautiful chairs.
- ProStone Granite – For sponsoring the stone for our lovely table.

Congratulations to the following Members who won a KSA award for their exhibits in the KSA area:

Ordinary Member Awards:
Gold – The Kitchen Studio – who also won Best Overall Stand for the show judged by Homemakers
Silver – Curves and Bevels Designer Kitchens
Bronze – Easylife Kitchens – who have won the Homemakers Golf award four years in a row.

Affiliate Member Awards:
Gold – Franke Kitchen Systems
Silver – Best Italia
Bronze – Caesarstone

Homemakers also do their own judging, Out of 9 Gold Winners, 4 were KSA Members! Well done.

The KSA social was a success with approximately 80 people attending. We would like to say thank you to the following members for contributing and sponsoring the social:
• Grass ZA
• Larson Industries
• National Edging
• PG Bison
• Roco Fittings
• Sonae Novobord
• Whirlpool South Africa

Contact:

info@ksa.co.za

KSA KZN affiliate evening hosted by Smeg, Eclipse and Sonae
KSA KZN affiliate evening hosted by Smeg, Eclipse and Sonae

24th February 2011

KSA KZN affiliate evening hosted by Smeg, Eclipse and Sonae

On 22nd February, KSA KZN held its first affiliate product evening at Smeg’s new and impressive showroom, with Eclipse and Sonae Novoboard being our co-sponsors.

Smeg provided a magnificent meal, prepared by Stacey, Smeg’s new in-house chef and the drinks were supplied by Eclipse and Sonae Novoboard.

It was great to see some familiar and some new faces attend this evening to share interesting product knowledge, provided by our hosts and to socialise in a relaxed environment.

Thanks to Smeg, Sonae and Eclipse for donating some lovely prizes and goodies for the goodie bags.

If any member is interested in hosting or co-hosting the next Affiliate product evening, please contact the KZN office on ksa@tiscali.co.za.

Contact:

ksa@tiscali.co.za

Eurafrican, a KSA CT affiliate member launch their new range

9th February 2011

Eurafrican, a KSA CT affiliate member launch their new range

Eurafrican agencies held an open day at their showrooms in PaardenEiland to launch the arrival of their new range of freestanding cookers to the industry.

For more information about the new range contact Eurafrican on 021 511-3925.

Contact:

ros@eurafrican.co.za

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Compusoft extend their membership to CT and KZN

1st January 2011

Compusoft extend their membership to CT and KZN

Gauteng Affilaite member Compusoft has extended their KSA membership to national status. We are pleased to welcome Compusoft on board as a National Member.

Compusoft is a sales concept that increases the effectiveness of your sales team by being able to design, quote, order and produce projects automatically.

Our focus on customer service and REAL VALUE for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry has meant that more than half our customers previously used other solutions, but chose to switch to Compusoft to keep them ahead of competitors. This has made Compusoft the market leader in reputation in the industry.

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