2012 News

13th December 2012

KSA CT introduces a series of courses for kitchen installers, designers & business owners

The Kitchen Specialists Association CT is pleased to announce the introduction of training courses for the kitchen industry that cover all the aspects of proper and correct installation techniques to KSA standards and specifications. The aim of these courses is to create a trouble free, quality and accurate installation to ensure a satisfied customer.

There are 3 basic courses presented under the banner of the KSA.
• A standard course which is for installers new to the industry and who have limited knowledge of kitchen installations. This course can also be adapted on request for designers to give them insight into the structure and assembly of what they design.
• An intermediate course for installers who have been in the industry for several years but have had limited proper training or who wish to formalise their skills.
• An advanced course for those in the industry for a substantial period who want to advance to specialised kitchen installations.

All courses, cover aspects of theoretical and practical elements, as well as installing a number of kitchens in the commercial field before acquiring the certificate of competency.
The theoretical elements consist of amongst other items:
• Hand Tools,
• Various Power tools and usage thereof
• Adhesives, sealants etc.
• Fixing and fastening systems
• Hardware e.g. Drawer runners, Hinges, roller shutters, complicated fixings systems.
• Solid Woods
• Composite woods, particle boards, melamines etc.
• Laminates,
• Public relations and business management
• Worktops and Counter tops ,various types
• Various types of building materials
• Correct understanding and reading of plans and scales

The practical element consists of installing a kitchen based on what is taught in the theoretical element.

A third element of physically installing 3 kitchens in the commercial field follows which are then assessed by qualified assessors. After successful completion of all elements according to the stipulated requirements, a certificate of competency underwritten by the KSA is issued to the applicant. This certificate is renewed on a yearly basis.

The KSA have structured courses in modular format over three months to best suit the Cape Town market and will be offering courses starting in February 2013. We will be offering an intermediate installers course suitable for installers with a minimum of two years full time experience in the industry and an adapted installer’s course aimed at Designers which will include design and sales skills principals. Your staff will need to attend two day sessions from 8am -5pm for three months after which time they will have completed the course. Installers will need to allow the KSA to inspect three on site installations in order to complete the course.

We will also be offering a series of 1 day workshops for business owners.

Courses will be offered as follows:

18 February 2013 Module 1 Intermediate Installers course day 1
19 February 2013 Module 1 Intermediate Installers course day 2
20 February 2013 Business owners talk - Getting the most out of your Company and Staff to maximize profits and minimize loss

21 February 2013 Module 1 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
22 February 2013 Module 1 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2

11 March 2013 Module 2 Intermediate Installers course day 1
12 March 2013 Module 2 Intermediate Installers course day 2
13 March 2013 Business Owners talk – HR and Health & Safety
14 March 2013 Module 2 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
15 March 2013 Module 2 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2

8 April 2013 Module 3 Intermediate Installers course day 1
9 April 2013 Module 3 Intermediate Installers course day 2
11 April 2013 Module 3 Adapted installers course for Designers day 1
12 April 2013 Module 3 Adapted installers course for Designers day 2

The KSA offers the only training specifically designed by the kitchen industry for the kitchen industry and offers fundamental training that will assist in getting a job in the kitchen industry and improving your job prospects within the industry. The courses can be adapted to your business on request.

Costing:
Intermediate Installers Course
KSA members - R5400.00 inc vat per course = R1800.00 inc vat per module
Non-KSA members – R6600.00 inc vat per course = R2200.00 inc vat per module

Adapted Installers Course for Designers
KSA members - R3900.00 inc vat per course = R1300.00 inc vat per module
Non-KSA members – R4950.00 inc vat per course = R1650.00 inc vat per module

Business owner talks
KSA members - R250.00 inc vat
Non-KSA members – R350.00 inc vat
If you are sending staff on either the installers or designers course these talks are free of charge.

We hope that the industry will support the KSA in offering much needed training to the industry. Remember no one is ever too old or too experienced to learn. Don’t miss this opportunity to invest both in your staff and you business.
If you would like more detail on the format of the courses or are interested in booking a place on the courses please contact Stephanie on capetown@ksa.co.za or 082 787 8806.

Contact:

Stephanie Forbes - 082 787 8806 or capetown@ksa.co.za

Winners of KSA KDMax student design a kitchen competition recieve their prizes
Winners of KSA KDMax student design a kitchen competition recieve their prizes

6th December 2012

Winners of KSA KDMax student design a kitchen competition recieve their prizes

The winners of the KSA KDMax student design a kitchen competition which was held at the Homemaker's Expo CT in August were awarded their prizes at the KDMax/Furnspace offices on the 5th December.

Congratulations to overall winner Jessamy O'Hanlan from Design Time - who won R40 000 worth of computer equipment and KDMax software - and runner up Yonan Du Toit of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

A huge thank you to the design schools and collages that supported this project and to the sponsors involved - Grass, Formfunc, Franke, Palscon, Caesarstone, Audiomotion, Smeg, Lansdowne Boards, Womag, Rhoms Timberworld, Plantation Shutters and Essential IT Solutions.

Contact:

steve@kdmax.co.za

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KDMax Xmas special
KDMax Xmas special

5th December 2012

KDMax Xmas special

KDMax are pleased to announce that they are now able to offer their software complete with a cutting list.

To celebrate the addittion of the cutting list to the program KDMax would like to offe a festive season discount of 15% on the program as well as 1 day free training.

Special lasts till 22 December 2012. For more information please contact Steve Walford on steve@kdmax.co.za.

Contact:

Steve Walford - steve@kdmax.co.za

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Decor and Design Guide become KSA industry partners
Decor and Design Guide become KSA industry partners

2nd December 2012

Decor and Design Guide become KSA industry partners

The KSA are pleased to announce that the SA Decor and Design Guide are the newest KSA industry partners.

Form more informaiton on their publicaitons please contact Ian Hurwitz on ian@sadecor.co.za or 021 485-5720 and visit www.sadacor.co.za.

Contact:

Ian Hurwitz - ian@sadecor.co.za or 021 485-5720

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Electrical Industries is proud to introduce the Lofra range of appliances
Electrical Industries is proud to introduce the Lofra range of appliances

8th November 2012

Electrical Industries is proud to introduce the Lofra range of appliances

Electrical Industries are pleased to announce that they are now the proud suppliers of the Lofra range of appliances. For more information on the range please contact Werner Kannemeyer on werner@elecind.co.za or 021 511 8177 or visit the Electrical Industries showroom to view the range: 24 Section Street, Paarden Eiland

Contact:

Werner Kannemeyer - werner@elecind.co.za or 021 511 8177

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Homemakers CT invites you to the launch of their 2013 show
Homemakers CT invites you to the launch of their 2013 show

26th October 2012

Homemakers CT invites you to the launch of their 2013 show

Homemakers Cape Town would like to invite you to attend the launch of their 2013 show which will be held from 29 October - 1 September 2013 at the CTICC.

Date: 6 November 2012
Time: Anytime between 8am and 2pm
Venue: Gournet Emporium Northgate Island
RSVP: cape@homemakers-sa.co.za by 31 October 2012

Contact:

Tracy Newmark - tracyn@homemakers-sa.co.za

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Italian Lifestyles launch new store in Constantia Village Cape Town
Italian Lifestyles launch new store in Constantia Village Cape Town

25th October 2012

Italian Lifestyles launch new store in Constantia Village Cape Town

Italian Lifestyle, currently celebrating its 15th birthday, is excited to announce the opening of a new store at Constantia Village, Cape Town. An exciting range of exclusively imported Italian appliances and kitchenware are now on show, bringing true Italian hospitality and style into
your home.

ELEGANT, INTELLIGENT AND STYLISH
The unique portfolio of prestigious Italian Brands includes a range of Saeco fully-automatic espresso machines – which have become staple features in kitchens around South Africa. Each of these machines is the perfect mix of design and technology, many holding worldwide patents and also receiving international awards. For over 25 years Saeco has pioneered simple solutions to your daily coffee fix, while catering for busy a lifestyle. In addition, Saeco offers a range of vending solutions for companies, rewarding staff and clients with café style coffee in the boardroom and public areas. Italian Lifestyle believes that a coffee solution is more than simply selling a coffee machine.

For more information on Italian Lifestyle products please call Sunelle on (021) 425 6169, email: sunelle@italianlifestyle.co.za or visit www.italianlifestyle.co.za

Italian Lifestyle shop at Constantia Village (021) 794 2699

Contact:

Sunelle on (021) 425 6169, email: sunelle@italianlifestyle.co.za

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ISS's mystery new product unveiled - Neolith!!!!
ISS's mystery new product unveiled - Neolith!!!!

25th October 2012

ISS's mystery new product unveiled - Neolith!!!!

Cape Town’s design, architecture and construction fraternity witnessed the unveiling of a brand new, mystery product toting high expectations as ‘the next big thing’ in design.

The product, often referred to as ‘the extraordinary slab’, was revealed to special guests and the media in spectacular fashion at Selections Warehouse, Wembley Square. Jugglers and a DJ entertained the crowd until the address by the director of World Design Capital 2014, Richard Perez, whereafter the big reveal took place.

Never before available in South Africa, mafia-styled assistants whipped off black cloths to uncover displays of the product in application. Three displays were revealed, each one clad entirely with the product on show. A kitchen display, exterior cladding display and shop fitting display showcased this amazing product’s legendary versatility and variety of colour options.

NEOLITH is a world class, environmentally-friendly, sintered porcelain. One of the many advantages of NEOLITH is that it is innovatively manufactured in an invaluable, large slab size (3650mm x 1250mm); a size previously unheard of in the global market. With an attractive matte finish, and available in neutral, earthy, industrial and striking metallic colours, NEOLITH can be used for work surfaces and paving, as well as furniture, interior and exterior wall cladding.

Architects, designers and consumers will especially appreciate the product’s easy-to-clean, anti-graffiti properties. NEOLITH’s versatility and exceptional durability are set to take the construction and design industries by storm!

NEOLITH is distributed by International Slab Sales (Pty) Ltd. Slabs are available in 5mm and 10mm thicknesses, depending on the application.

Contact:

Lize Collins - lize@interslab.co.za

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DECOREX DURBAN PROMISES A BLISSFUL EXPERIENCE

18th October 2012

DECOREX DURBAN PROMISES A BLISSFUL EXPERIENCE

Don’t miss KwaZulu-Natal’s finest décor, design and lifestyle expo - Decorex Durban 2013.
Decorex Durban takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre between 21st and 24th March 2013.

This year Decorex Durban is themed bliss and the show promises to provide plenty of design and décor ideas and inspiration, a showcase of the latest decor trends as well as lots to buy and loads of practical know-how.

Decorex Durban’s customary demo’s and how to’s promise to inspire a whole new approach to home living and a variety of trendy pop-up restaurants and designer bars mean visitors are guaranteed a great day out.

Exhibition details
Decorex Durban 2013

21 - 24 March 2013 – Durban Exhibition Centre
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Tickets: R60 for adults, R50 for pensioners and students, R10 for children U12 Trade day: Friday 22 March 2013 (registration online)
Visit www.decorex.co.za for more info
Facebook: Decorex SA
Twitter: @decorexSA

For more information or if you would like to exhibit visit www.decorex.co.za / t 011 549 8300

Contact:

www.decorex.co.za / t 011 549 8300

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Sonae introduce their new range of Novolam colours
Sonae introduce their new range of Novolam colours

17th October 2012

Sonae introduce their new range of Novolam colours

Sonae are please to announce their new range of Novolam melamine colours:

Pure White

Washed Shale

Mozambique Wenge

French Walnut

Lunar Ash

To learn more about the colours or see samples please contact your regional Sonae representative.

KSA CT holds the last product evening of the year

11th October 2012

KSA CT holds the last product evening of the year

KSA CT held its last affiliate product evening on 10 October 2012. The evening was held at the new ISS warehouse and co-hosted by PG Bison and Articad.

The evening commenced with Stephanie Forbes of the KSA welcoming everyone and giving some insight into plans for the KSA’s end of year event as well as plans to focus on training in CT in the new year.

This was followed by a presentation by Trevor King of ISS who gave guests an overview of what has been happening with International Slab sales and their four brands: Caesarstone, Rudi’s choice, Café Quartz and Africa Range. He also enticed guests to attend the launch of their surprise new produce on 18 October.

Lyn Roux and Nadia le Roux gave a short but fun presentation on PG Bison, the changes within the company as well as exciting new products and developments. This was Nadia’s official introduction to the Cape Town kitchen industry as PG Bison CT’s specifier.

The final presentation of the evening was by Cindy Serfontein of Articad. She brought guests up to speed on what has been happening with Articad in South Africa since the UK once again took control of the South African representation. She also introduced new additions to the Articad range here in South Africa.

The evening, attend by 140 industry guests, was a great success with wonderful food. Guests stayed on after the presentations to network and spend time with their industry friends and colleagues.


10th October 2012

Beware of companies posing as KSA members

The KSA would like to advise members of the public to always confirm that a company is in fact a KSA member. This can be done either on the KSA web site or by calling your regional KSA office.

There has been an increase in companies posing as a KSA member and falsely displaying KSA credentials. This fraudulent behavior is taken very seriously by the KSA and companies falsely portraying themselves as KSA members may face legal action.

In order to be 100% sure that the company claiming to be a KSA member is registered with the KSA please confirm their membership via the KSA web site or your local KSA office.

ISS invite you to a mystery launch

9th October 2012

ISS invite you to a mystery launch

International Slab Sales would like to invite the kitchen industry to the mystery launch of their new product.

Date: 18 October 2012
Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm
Venue: Selections Warehouse, Wembley Square
RSVP: Luzanne@interslab.co.za

Do not miss this opportunity to be at the South African launch of ISS's new and innovative product range.

Contact:

luzanne@interslab.co.za

KSA members - advertise in the 2013 brochure

21st September 2012

KSA members - advertise in the 2013 brochure

The 2013 KSA brochure will be target consumers and industry professionals. The majority of the brochures will be given out to consumers nationally at Decorex, Homemakers, Grand Designs and The East Coast House and Garden Show. It will also be included in press packs we intend to send to the editors of the major industry and consumer magazines. We are also planning to use it to inform industry professionals such as architects and interiors designers about the KSA and its members. As such advertising in the brochure will ensure your company’s exposure to a key target market. Accompanying your advertising will be a selection on articles aimed at educating the public.

As you will know we offered members the opportunity to secure their advertising spot by paying for three years placement in advance. The following pages were booked on this basis and as such are not available for selection – inside front cover, back cover, inside back cover and middle double page. These pages will once again become available in the 2015 edition.

To book please contact Stephanie on capetown@ksa.co.za. Adverts should be submitted to us before 1 November 2012 in the following format and size:

Actual size: A5 Portrait, 148 x 210mm
Binding: Saddle Stitched
Line Screen: 133 Ipi
Image Resolution: 300 dpi
Inking: Process CMYK
Bleed: KJLKNLN,5mm

Accepted File Types:
Hi Resolution PDF: This is the preferred format for ad submissions. Ensure that all type is converted to paths; all colours are converted to CMYK. Ads with bleeds must include 5mm on bleed sides and crop marks embedded in the PDF placed at least 5mm outside the trim edge.
Adobe Photoshop: Create your ad in CMYK colour mode with a resolution of 300dpi at 100% size. Upsizing an ad from a smaller dimension or lower resolution will result in pixilation and an undesirable “halo” effect around your type. When submitting Adobe Photoshop files please render type layers and flatten the document, selecting EPS as your choice of output. Saving your document using Photoshop’s PDF writer in not advised.

Unacceptable file types: Quark Express, Film, PDF created with PDF writer, Postscript or native applications such as Quark, InDesign, Pagemaker, Illustrator, Freehand, and Photoshop. No JPEG images are acceptable. Avoid small type, especially as reverses or with light tints.

Should you require you Ad to be made up by the Agency, please contact them directly:
PUMP SA – Gary McBirnie 011 361-2200

We encourage all members to showcase themselves in the brochure and look forward to the consistent support we have received for the booklet over the past three years.

For further information contact stephanie@ksa.co.za

Contact:

stephanie@ksa.co.za

KDMax special offer to KSA members

21st September 2012

KDMax special offer to KSA members

KDMax are pleased to announce a 10% discount on their kitchen design software to all KSA members. If you would like to know more about the software or arrange a demo please contact Steve Walford on 0828586912 or stevekdmax@furnspace.co.za

Contact:

Steve Walford on 0828586912 or stevekdmax@furnspace.co.za

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Gauteng Annual Golf day

20th September 2012

Gauteng Annual Golf day

A full field of 108 players turned up for the KSA Annual Golf Day, which took place at Jackal Creek in Honeydew, on the 6th September 2012.

Unfortunately due to the weather, play was stopped at around 1pm. However, players and other guests were able to network and socialise at a late Lunch which replaced the planned dinner

Prizes were raffled and proceeds added to an amount of R8150!!!!

Prizes were made up as follows, Thank you to the sponsors!

Description Sponsored by:

4 x Waterfall Chairs (Valued at R8000) Eclipse
Borrow of Booze (Valued at R2000) PG Bison
4x Microwave x R1299 each Whirlpool
6 x Bottles Lamont Caesarstone
4 x Innovative Wine Coolers Easylife Kitchens
Crystal glasses & Canister Franke
2 x Complimentary 4 Ball Jackal Creek
4 x R250 Golf Vouchers National Edging
Jowat & National Edging Beanies National Edging
4 x R500 Golf Vouchers PG Bison
3 x Jonnie Walker Black Proquartz

Other prizes included:
4 x 6 Pack Castle lite & Can Holder
4 x Cheese boards
4 x Golf Ash Trays
4 x Goodie packs for the Sweet tooth
Braai Pack
Glass Chess Set
Novelty Beer Mugs
Sushi pack

Thank you for making the day such a success in such difficult weather conditions!

Due to the rain there was unfortunately no Floating Trophy for the best round.
We glad to announce the Trophy still up for grabs!!! Jackal Creek have offered to reschedule the KSA Golf day on the 6th December 2012, offering a do-over for all who participated.

Terms & Conditions will apply: Carts and Optional Prize Giving Dinner / Cocktail event will need to be paid for. More information to follow early October.


Contact:

alecia@ksa.co.za

Franke & Grass join forces
Franke & Grass join forces

17th September 2012

Franke & Grass join forces

Franke and Grass are very pleased to announce that they have joined forces and that Grass will proudly be selling and marketing the Franke range of sinks to the industry. We wish both members the very best with this partnership.

Should the membership have any queries please feel free to contact your local Grass representative or visit the following site http://db.tt/jlM16MTh.

17th September 2012

KSA CT AGM

KSA CT held its Annual General Meeting on 13 September. The meeting was attended by over 30 members making it the best turn out at a CT AGM ever. Thank you to all the members who made the effort to attend. We are aware AGM’s are not the most exciting of meetings but they are necessary in order for the KSA to ensure fiduciary responsibilities to the membership have been met.

The meeting covered many important issues like the financials, the new national plan for consolidation, new membership categories and subscriptions, the installer’s course, the brochure & the web site. The new CT committee was confirmed and will consist of the following members:
Wayne Nabal – Grass
Bo Bylin – Spotlight Kitchens
Martin Holtzhausen – Maxima Software
Dave Foster – ELK Tokai / Kenilworth
Wendy Grater – Alpine German Kitchens
Resignations from the committee were received from Jeff Whittles of Sembel-it and Lyn Roux of PG Bison. Their seats were taken up by:
Tersia de Wet – ELK Management
Steve Walford – Furnspace/KDMax
Based on a vote by the members it was agreed to open up a new seat on the committee to welcome nominated member Joey Jacobs of Nexus Interiors onto the committee.
We wish the new committee the best of luck and thank them for their time and commitment.

Congratulations to the following members for being awarded service awards for no site inspections from July 2011 – July 2012:
Alpine German Kitchens
Cabinet Works
Designed Solutions
ELK City Bowl
ELK Durbanville
ELK Langebaan
ELK Paarl
ELK Tokai
ELK PE
Franco & Son Woodwork
New Line Kitchens
Spotlight Kitchens

Congratulations must also go to the following suppliers for receiving a Supplier service award for their high levels of service to the industry. This award was voted on by the membership.
Davidson Boards
Loubser Wood Components
Superior Cabinet Doors
ISS – Caesarstone
Eclipse
National Edging
Roco
Grass


Caesarstone Student Design 2012 Competition
Caesarstone Student Design 2012 Competition

17th September 2012

Caesarstone Student Design 2012 Competition

On Thursday 6 September the fifth, prestigious Caesarstone Student Design 2012 competition awards evening was held at The Venue at Melrose Arch, where nine competition finalists were honoured for their inspired entries to the competition, and the winner and runner up announced live.

Johannesburg and Pretoria’s finest architects, interior designers, industry leaders, lecturers and students from the country’s leading academic institutions and the media were present to witness the announcement of the winner from a record number of entries to the competition. The panel of illustrious judges was also on hand to personally congratulate the finalists and entrants on their high standard of designs and proposals. The judging panel included: Jonathan Anstey of Stauch Vorster Architects, Janina Masojada of design workshop:sa, Dorothy Van’T Riet of DVR, Greg Wright of Greg Wright Architects and Lisa Younger of Activate Space.

The competition brief The Good Food Arena stipulated the following: that the design be for “an existing (previously unhealthy) building that is renovated and revitalised through your design. It can be made up out of single or multi dwellings, interior and exterior spaces, with no height restrictions, located upon a larger section of land / existing development if required. It must be located in South Africa.” According to the detailed brief, designs had to include the imaginative and innovative use of the Caesarstone product, an ample colour palette, as well as scope for the following activities: grow, cook, taste, recycle. Students were required to have the oversight of one of their lecturers to provide guidance and oversight of each project.

Verona Ramkumar, from Tshwane University of Technology’s interior design department, submitted a design that won her the title of Caesarstone Student Designer of the Year and an enviable design software hamper. Together with her lecturer, she will be flown to Israel to see Tel Aviv and Caesarea, the home of Caesarstone. Carri Lurie, also an interior design student, and from BHC School of Design, was the brilliant runner up and received R5,000. Two entrants got special mention from the judges and R2,500 each from Caesarstone: Leago Mahlase from the interior design department and Tessa Dodds from the architecture department both hail from Tshwane University of Technology.

Caesarstone’s marketing director, Trevor King, extended congratulations to all those who entered, thanking the judges for their expertise and valuable contribution to the competition, “This competition is a highlight of the year for Caesarstone and the lecturer-student pairs that enter. The integrity and credibility of the competition is underwritten by the illustrious reputations of the judges that so generously availed themselves to oversee the adjudication process.”

Celebrations continued long into the night, while guests were entertained by famed South African magician, Stan Susman. After the awards, the Caesarstone Student Design 2013 competition brief was presented to those present in order to whet appetites for next year’s competition. The 2013 brief is available for download at www.caesarstonedesign.co.za.

For more information regarding the competition, please contact Naidene Andersson: emporiocomm@mweb.co.za
078 035 2586
011 485 2680
For more information regarding Caesarstone, please contact Lisa Aspeling:
lisa@interslab.co.za
073 185 0399

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lisa@interslab.co.za

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Homemakers Expo CT attracts record number of visitors
Homemakers Expo CT attracts record number of visitors

29th August 2012

Homemakers Expo CT attracts record number of visitors

The 2012 Cape Homemakers Expo, recently held at the CTICC, attracted 38 376 visitors over the four days – remaining on the upward trend since 2010.
Saturday attracted more than 13 000 visitors – numbers like these in a single day were last seen in 2003!

Feedback from exhibitors was outstanding – most reporting record sales and business leads that will keep them busy for months to come.
The quality of the exhibits were of an extremely high standard as was noticed by the close scores of the winnings stands with one point difference between the first six gold winners.

Special thanks must go to the KSA members for supporting the show and for all the effort they put into their stands.KSA stand award winners were:
• SMEG – Silver
• Lansdowne Boards – Silver
• Whirlpool – Silver
• Joos Joiners – Gold and Homemakers & KSA overall winner
• Easylife Kitchens - Gold

The KSA and KDMax once again joined forces for their 'Design a kitchen' competition which was open to design students this time. Some of the entries were of a very high standard and the competition should hopefully encourage some of these talented students to seek employment in the kitchen industry.

Homemakers Expo 2013 will take place from 29 August – 1 September.

Contact:

sandy@homemakers-sa.co.za

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Dekomet launch new aluminium door

28th August 2012

Dekomet launch new aluminium door

Dekomet are proud to launch a new aluminium door. The Astra profile is natural anodized with 50 mm at the back, and 25 mm at the front.
It is suitable for strip handles, drawer fronts, lifting systems and standard hinges .
It looks similar to the Sostenuto door, but is more affordable.

For more info look at our website on www.dekomet.co.za, or follow our latest news on facebook.

Contact:

info@dekomet.co.za

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Articad joins the KSA

2nd August 2012

Articad joins the KSA

Leading CAD software specialist for the KBB sector, ArtiCAD, announces that it has joined the Kitchen Specialists Association as an Affiliate Member. This follows a three year period of absence during which ArtiCAD changed from using a distributor to forming a fully-fledged South African company. The Johannesburg HQ is complemented by satellite offices in Cape Town and Durban and is the hub for ArtiCAD’s worldwide graphics production activities.

Theresa Turner, a director of ArtiCAD: “Our South African operation is thriving with the recent launch of MyRoomPlan – an online sales lead generation tool for our clients’ websites, alongside enhanced versions of our design & production software and we are taking on new staff to handle the increased business. I am delighted that we have been awarded membership of the KSA as further evidence of our strong commitment to this vibrant marketplace.”

With a positioning ‘Designed to help you sell’, ArtiCAD's leading kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and shop fitting design software brands include ArtiCAD-Pro, BathCAD, ArtiCUT, MyRoomDesign and MyRoomPlan. ArtiCAD software is a powerful, flexible, fast and easy to learn computer-aided design system that features comprehensive pricing alongside a suite of manufacturing solutions. It produces working plans which automatically generate elevations, multiple 3D perspectives, photorealistic impressions, detailed parts lists, quotations and has an optional production module. A comprehensive room design presentation, including dimensioned plan and 3D visualisations can be produced in just ten minutes.

Now in its 20th year, ArtiCAD has been active in sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years, currently with more than 400 clients, equal to over 1,000 users. ArtiCAD Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, with regional offices in Durban and Cape Town. The Johannesburg office is also the worldwide hub for ArtiCAD’s software development activities – serving ArtiCAD’s thriving network of international businesses.

For further information, please contact:

ArtiCAD SA
Building 803 Hammets Crossing Office Park
Selborne Road, Johannesburg North
Gauteng
2153

Tel: 011 704 5400
Fax: 011 704 5401
email: sales@articad.co.za


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sales@articad.co.za

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Austro invites CT members to their edgebanding workshop
Austro invites CT members to their edgebanding workshop

31st July 2012

Austro invites CT members to their edgebanding workshop

Austro Cape Town would like to invite the industry to attend their edgebanding workshop which will be running on the 3rd (from 10am - 6pm) and 4th (from 10am - 2pm) of August 2012.

Don't miss this opportunity to give you and your staff free training on multiple machines. Also, don't miss the special offers Austro will be promoting during the workshop.

Bring your staff and don't miss this invaluable opportunity for skills training.

Contact:

austrocpt@austro.co.za

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ABSA One-Call KSA's newest industry partner
ABSA One-Call KSA's newest industry partner

20th July 2012

ABSA One-Call KSA's newest industry partner

Absa One Call Home Solution is the household solution for Absa Home Loan banking clients.

REACH:
* Internal marketing via home loan application, private banking clients and work place clients.

* Marketing to Estate Agencies, Bond originators, Attorneys, Developers, Architects

* Direct marketing through brochures distributed in branches, Express Agents and Home Loans call centre

* Advertised to Absa staff

* Database direct mailing.

Absa One Call is available to all home owners, wherever they bank, buying or renting.

LISTINGS & BANNER ADVERTISING

Each supplier that signs up with One Call will receive the following:
• A listing on the website under the desired category, which comprises of:
o Overview of your company – 150 words. This is your own mini website within our website.
o Company Logo
o Company Contact details – telephone number, email address, website address.
o Special Deal Extended.
• Banner Advertising
o To receive additional exposure throughout the website, we create banner placement for your company.
o If you do not have a banner, we can create a banner for you at a set fee.

SEARCH ENGIN OPTIMISATION

• In order to drive the maximum amount of browsers to our side, Da Pendant Solutions have sourced one of South Africa’s top search engine optimisation companies to ensure our website it top of the list for all major search engines.

SOCIAL MEDIA

One Call has a strong social media drive in:
• Facebook
o All suppliers will have the opportunity to advise One Call if they have any special deals and we will feed this through to our Facebook fan page.
o Each supplier is entitled to 1 advertising feed per month on Facebook.
o One Call will create the advert to tie this into our CI.
o All advertises are listed on Facebook as our supplier.
o One Call will keep all pictures of our suppliers loaded onto the Facebook page as long as they are an advertiser.
• Twitter
o Each supplier is entitled to 1 twitter feed per month.
o Our twitter account will tweet if the advertiser has any special monthly deals.

NEWSLETTERS

• One Call sends our weekly newsletters to our database, each newsletter comprises of 4 contributing stories and 1 main story. Our newsletters are editorially driven and we educate the home owners on facts they need to know,
For Example: Solar and the cost saving benefits (we will then advertise our suppliers for Solar as a feature).
• If your company is featured as a contributing/main story - we further have a link up to your website – to drive traffic to your website.
• Our newsletter will also be online for the duration of the week.
• Our website will hold all past newsletters to clients if they choose to browse into newsletters.

REPORTING STRUCTURES

As a client of One Call, we will issue you with a monthly report consisting of:
• Number of Hits on the website;
• Number of Unique browsers;
• Average time spent on the website;
• Number of requests for your category;
• Number of views of your listing;
• If the client contacted us and the lead was generated from us, we provide:
o Number of new leads in the system;
o Number of re-sent leads;
o Number of pending leads;
o Number of closed accepted leads;
o Number of closed declined leads.

BENEFITS OF www.one-call.co.za

To conclude, there are many benefits to becoming a listing partner with One Call.
• Alliance with Absa One Call Home Solution
• Easy and Convenient website – which is browser friendly;
• Browsers receive discounted rates from all our suppliers – which entices revisits;
• One Call offers a follow-up service and coordination service for all browsers requesting services.
• Client will receive maximum exposure as we offer a banner in conjunction with a listing.
• The current database of One Call.
• Target Audience of One Call.
• Search Engine Optimisation, aimed specifically at your line of services.
• Extra Exposure in the newsletters.
• Monthly reports that you will receive.
• One Call has a very aggressive strategy in all social media.

PROPOSAL EXCLUSIVE TO KSA MEMBERS

• KSA MEMBERS will receive a listing for One Call.
• KSA MEMBERS will be given 150 word company overview, space for logo and all company details
• KSA MEMBERS will receive an on-line banner – which is a fixed, permanent banner for KSA MEMBERS only.
• Please note that this is a monthly retainer fee.
• A special deal must be extended onto our clients, extending the value add of One Call.
• KSA MEMBERS will receive mention in all newsletters pertaining to KITCHENS.

RATE

This proposal put forth is an agreement between KSA members only:
Monthly Retainer: R2, 000
Discount: 25%
New Rate: R1 500.00

If you are interested in listing with ABSA one call please contact:
Ulrica Gueit
Procurement Executive
Cell: 0836664774
E.mail; ulricag@one-call.co.za
www: one-call.co.za

Contact:

Ulrica Gueit - ulricag@one-call.co.za or 0836664774

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KSA KDMax Design a kitchen competition for design students

20th July 2012

KSA KDMax Design a kitchen competition for design students

The KSA and KD Max would like to issue a challenge to all Cape Town design students.

We will be hosting a competition at Cape Homemakers Expo which takes place from the
23 – 26 August 2012 at the CTICC.

We challenge all design students to join us at the show to design a kitchen on Furnspace 3D’s
new kitchen design software KD Max. The design will take into consideration elements such as:
ergonomics, sustainability, basic design principles, functionality, aesthetics,
material combinations and budget.
You will have 60 minutes on our show stand at Cape Homemakers Expo to complete and
submit your design.

The winner of the competition will be chosen by a panel made up of members of the
KSA Executive Committee and Furnspace 3D.
The lucky winner will receive a state of the art laptop loaded with KD Max software,
a computer screen and a computer screen arm, all to the value of R 40 000.

The winning designer as well as their place of study will be advertised on the KSA,
Furnspace 3D, KD Max and Homemakers Expo websites.

This is a fantastic opportunity to test your skills and have a little fun with some new software.

To enter visit www.kdmax.co.za and complete the entry form. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email follwed by a complimentary entry ticket to the Homemakers Expo.

We hope you will all make the effort to participate in this fun project and attempt to win the title of ‘Cape Homemakers Expo kitchen design student 2012’

Contact:

For more informaiton contact Stephanie from the KSA on capetown@ksa.co.za or Steve from KDMax on ste

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Hirsch's  & Furnspace invite you to a Designer's morning with KDMax
Hirsch's  & Furnspace invite you to a Designer's morning with KDMax

11th July 2012

Hirsch's & Furnspace invite you to a Designer's morning with KDMax

Hirsch's and Furnspace invite you to a Designer's interactive workshop with KDMax where KDMax will be showcasing the very latest in interior design software.

Date: 24 July 2012
Time: 10.00am
Venue: Bedroom Boutique - Cnr Racecourse & Koeberg Rd, Milnerton
Cost: No charge - but booking is essential

Contact:

RSVP to Nardo van Eck - nardo@bedroomboutique.co.za or 021 551 7904

10th July 2012

Visit the KSA & Competition Partners at the Inspire Trade Show 10 - 12 July

Leave your details with us and stand a chance to win a prize! You also welcome to enter the Design a Kitchen competition... Layout and details are available on our Facebook Page

Habitat offer KSA members 20% advertising discount
Habitat offer KSA members 20% advertising discount

5th July 2012

Habitat offer KSA members 20% advertising discount

Habitat Magazine are doing a feature on kitchens in their September/October issue and are offering KSA members a fantastic 20% discount to advertise as part of this feature. KSA members will receive a 20% discount off the prices listed on the Habitat rate card for any double, full or half page advert.

The KSA would like to encourage members to take up this opportunity and would like to thank Habitat for making this special offer available to the KSA members.

Deadlines for the issue are as follows:
Issue 231 September / October 2012
Editorial / Advert Design Material Deadline Tuesday 31st July 2012
Finished Material Deadline Tuesday 7th August 2012
Final Artwork Print Monday 13th August 2012
On Sale Tuesday 4th September 2012

If you would like to book please contact Gary Graham on gary.graham@telkomsa.net and remember to tell him you are a KSA member

Contact:

gary.graham@telkomsa.net

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Caesarstone announces winner off their 'Describe your dream kitchen' competition

4th July 2012

Caesarstone announces winner off their 'Describe your dream kitchen' competition

The KSA recently had the honour of judging the winner in the Caesarstone ‘Describe your dream kitchen’ competition which was run on Caesarstone’s face book page. Congratulations to Jodi-Lyn Bac who put a little rhyming humour into her entry:

My Kitchen as it stands leaves alot to desire...my 5 hob gas stove is the one I admire ~ and that's about it I am afraid to say, a kitchen makeover would make my day...
The kitchen is huge and the space that it holds~A kitchen creators dream as its far far too old~
I love to cook and create things from scratch, A Le Creuset set of pots would be perfect to match!
~ Mushroom or yellow is my colour of choice, so I wish for this all so I can rejoice!
Caesarstone counters would add the touch... Oh yes! I'd love this all just as much!!

Jodi-Lyn wins a stunning hamper from Le Creuset.

Contact:

lisa@interslab.co.za

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National review 2011/12 from the KSA National Committee
National review 2011/12 from the KSA National Committee

28th June 2012

National review 2011/12 from the KSA National Committee

On the 14 June 2012 the KSA national committee held its annual budget meeting to review the 2011/12 financial year:

Nationally the KSA has lost twelve members due to closure, liquidation or resignation, however, we have during the year brought on sixteen new ordinary members and five new affiliate members two of which are national affiliates.

On the administration, advertising and marketing fronts the year brought the following highlights:
• The publication of the 2012 KSA brochure – this brochure and the articles in it has proven popular with members, the public and industry professionals.
• The introduction of the KSA members’ flyer – this was introduced at the request of the membership to allow members to have literature that they could give to prospective customers that would encourage consumers to make use of them as a KSA member.
• The KSA has contributed editorial materials and articles to editions of the following magazines: To Build, Timber iQ, SA Homeowner, Habitat and House & Leisure.
• There has been a consolidation of administrative procedures and duties nationally
• A national marketing plan has been drafted
• Work has begun on the amalgamation of all three regions as one KSA company.
• An industry specific review of the Consumer Protection act was done by the KSA attorney.
• The KSA attorney redrafted and updated the KSA standard trading contract to ensure it was compliant with all new legislation including the CPA. This is available for all members free of charge.
• A proposal has been put together for updating the membership categories and subscriptions.
• Additions were made to the KSA web site in the form of a classified page (members can advertise their company, advertise for staff or advertise the sale of machinery at affordable rates via the KSA classifieds) and the Kitchen info page (this page includes all articles compiled by the KSA for the public and members to use).
• Statistics show that the KSA web site is becoming a good industry tool. Web site stats analysis shown a continued growth in visitors with the site receiving 135,586 hits in May with 2326 visitors staying on the site for prolonged periods and visiting multiple pages.
• Andre Hacquebord has been working with the KSA to update the KSA installer’s course and to develop an intermediate and advanced course that we feel will benefit installers that have been working within the industry better.

On the staffing front the 2011/12 year saw some huge changes. A national admin coordinator was appointed based in Gauteng (Melissa Sasman). KZN and Gauteng appointed new regional managers: Alecia Andrews was promoted to the position in Gauteng and Lorraine di Pietro joined the KSA bringing her vast experience in the industry to KZN. Stephanie Forbes, regional manager of the Western Cape, was appointed to the position of National coordinator.

The year has also been a busy one on the events front. Cape Town assisted four members with industry launches. All three regions held successful golf day with it being KZN’s first. Gauteng and Cape Town had an increased participation at Decorex. KZN began their partnership with the East Coast House and Garden Show and Cape Town had their first KSA pavilion and best stand award at Homemakers. All regions continued the success of the affiliate product evenings. Cape Town collaborated with KDMax on a ‘Design a kitchen’ competition and started a pilot work shadow project with The Carpenter’s shop charity.

Despite the industry experiencing some tough times over the year the achievements and growth of the KSA has been superb. The National committee thank all members for their ongoing support and congratulate the KSA team on their hard work.

KSA members offered preferential rates to advertise in the Directory of Architects South Africa
KSA members offered preferential rates to advertise in the Directory of Architects South Africa

23rd June 2012

KSA members offered preferential rates to advertise in the Directory of Architects South Africa

Reygan Media are the publishers of the annual ‘Directory of Architects South Africa’, as well as the web site www.directoryofdesign.co.za. They have recently embarked on an exciting new relationship with the Kitchen Specialists Association of South Africa and are very pleased to be able to offer KSA members an opportunity to further increase the reach of their brand into the local design and built environment industries.

For the 2012/2013 edition they will be running a fair amount of editorial on issues pertaining directly to the kitchen industry and will feature extensive contribution from the KSA themselves.
Obviously this presents an awesome opportunity to market the activities of members directly and they have come up with the following solution:
KSA members will be entitled to a reduction of 15% on any of their standard advertising rates; a free copy of the publication will be mailed to members and should members advertise in the Publication, they will also receive three months online exposure on www.directoryofdesign.co.za free of charge.

Directory of Architects will be featured at Decorex this year and will also be distributed to the members of the Institute of Interior Design Professionals (IID). With a readership as extensive as theirs members would do well to be placed in this publication.

Please contact Heloise 021 422 4445 or mail her at marketing@directoryofarchitects.co.za to take advantage of this offer now!

Contact:

Heloise 021 422 4445 or marketing@directoryofarchitects.co.za

Eclipse introduce their new Gauteng branch manager and National sales manager
Eclipse introduce their new Gauteng branch manager and National sales manager

22nd June 2012

Eclipse introduce their new Gauteng branch manager and National sales manager

Eclipse, specialists in the wholesale of exclusive furniture and hardware supplies, is proud to announce the promotions of Alcuin Botha to Branch Manager of the Johannesburg branch and Elwyn Sykes to National Sales Manager.

Due to his high performance standards and strong leadership qualities, Alcuin Botha, who has only been with Eclipse for two years, has been promoted to Branch manager for the Johannesburg office.

Elwyn Sykes has been promoted to National Sales Manager. He has been with Eclipse for the last 12 years and established solid customer relationships and a broad network of key contacts. Elwyn started his career at Eclipse as a sales representative before being promoted to Sales Manager overseeing a team of sales agents. Under his leadership the Johannesburg sales team showed positive growth and consistently met targets.

For over 30 years Eclipse has been a national distributor of innovative products which are sourced internationally from manufacturers who are forerunners in quality, function and design.

For queries contact any of the four Eclipse stores nationwide in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth on 0861 eclipse (325 4773) or visit www.eclipsegroup.co.za

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0861 eclipse (325 4773) or visit www.eclipsegroup.co.za

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NEW TALENT TAKES THE REINS AT DECOREX SA
NEW TALENT TAKES THE REINS AT DECOREX SA

22nd June 2012

NEW TALENT TAKES THE REINS AT DECOREX SA

Two new décor and design heavyweights have joined the Decorex SA team on the eve of what promises to be a record-breaking Joburg show. The decor show landscape is due for something of a shake-up with the news that two respected and experienced names from the décor and design industry have joined the Decorex SA team.

Well-known décor and media specialist Sherri Chipps takes over as Decorex SA Portfolio Director and former fashion and décor magazine editor Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly has taken on the media and publicity account.

Carol Weaving, MD of Thebe Exhibitions and Projects Group, has welcomed the new appointments, saying it said much about the position of Decorex SA as one of the country’s leading exhibitions that the organisation had attracted two talented design and media personalities to take it into the future.

Decorex SA is South Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, with expos in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Last year Decorex Joburg attracted over 50 000 visitors, attendance in 2012 at Decorex Cape Town was up 15% on 2011 figures and Decorex Durban was up 40% .

With headline sponsor Plascon on board since the show’s inception 19 years ago and with M-Net’s continued media partnership, Decorex SA is an essential day out for consumers and members of the décor and design trade alike. Decorex SA reflects the latest in local and international industry trends and interprets them in a novel yet accessible manner while also promising one stop shopping for anyone researching the latest in home accessories and finishes.

So far, this year’s exhibitions have attracted particular attention for their on-trend focus on the world-wide movement towards authentic craft and a “real” lifestyle. And while the celebrity-linked “Operation Man Cave” has been the source of much entertainment, the move towards a male-focused space in the home is also in line with what’s happening around the world.

Joburg’s August show will once more see the exciting launch of the Plascon 2013 Colour Forecast – the annual authoritative statement on colour trends keenly watched by decorators and designers throughout the country. Four exciting South African names in design have been asked to interpret the palette for visitors to Decorex Joburg.

Sherri and Jacquie will be working closely together to take the impact and exposure of Decorex SA to a new level. Sherri Chipps is known to most in the world of South African décor and design. One of the founding members of the St Leger and Viney team, alongside Gary Searle, Sherri also worked in sales and PR at Mavromac for many years before starting her own interior design business. Following a stint with magazines including Conde Nast House & Garden and then House and Leisure, Sherri ran her own PR and media strategy business, managing the accounts of various leading décor brands, before joining Decorex SA.

Being a passionate supporter and promoter of South African décor and design, Sherri says she is delighted to be joining a brand that truly platforms, champions and promotes the South African décor and design industry. “I am particularly excited to be taking over the Decorex SA portfolio at a time when design and décor are becoming such important lifestyle trends, offering us the opportunity to take this exhibition to new heights.”

In welcoming Sherri, Carol Weaving has also paid tribute to outgoing portfolio director, Melanie Robinson, for her contribution to Decorex’s success: “For more than eight years, Melanie consistently drove Decorex SA to be bigger and better every year, with the result that we have a world-class show that exhibitors from all over the country are clamouring to be part of. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Melanie for her vision and determination.”

Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly, most recently editor of VISI magazine and now an independent media consultant, is on board to run the media and publicity account for Decorex SA. Jacquie too brings with her a wealth of experience and contacts in the South African lifestyle media and looks forward to pushing the PR envelope. “I have seen the media landscape change dramatically in recent years and believe this has opened up massive new opportunities in terms of publicity and public relations. Decorex SA has evolved into a world-class exhibition and it’s going to
be an exciting adventure helping to communicate this fact to both home owners plus the décor and design trade in a compelling fashion.”

Exhibition details
Decorex Joburg
8-12 August 2012 – Gallagher Convention Centre
Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Gautrain: Take the Gautrain to the Midrand station. For your convenience, shuttle buses will be running to and from Gallagher Convention Centre.

Visit www.decorex.co.za for regular updates on exciting competitions and speaker line-ups.
Facebook: Decorex SA
Twitter: @decorexSA

Decorex Joburg forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group.

Sales are also now open for Decorex Cape Town 2013.

For more information visit www.decorex.co.za/t 011 549 8300








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011 549 8300

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KSA members invited to the Austro Show

21st June 2012

KSA members invited to the Austro Show

Austro would like to invite exhibitors to showcase their products and services at the Austro trade show.
Thousands of delegates attend this premier event.

The Austro Show provides you with the opportunity to highlight your products and services to professionals from across the industry.

The following booth sizes are available:
Booth Size: Cost Excluding Vat:
5m x 5m R 13 750
4m x 4m R 8 800

For more information and bookings, please contact Leonie on email leonie@austro.co.za or fax 086-549-2555

Austro Cape Town will also be offering an edge banding workshop on the 13 and 14 July. For more informaiton on this workshop please contact Gary Miles on gary.miles@austro.co.za or 082 3290252

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leonie@austro.co.za

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KSA CT holds its winter affiliate product evening

21st June 2012

KSA CT holds its winter affiliate product evening

The KSA held their winter affiliate product evening in Cape Town on the 19th June. The evening hosted by WOMAG, KDMax and Decorex at the WOMAG showrooms in Paarden Eiland. With 125 people attending from kitchen manufacturers to interior designers and architects the evening was a huge success and offered the perfect platform for networking.

The evening was kicked off by Oren Sachs, MD of WOMAG who welcomed everyone to their new showroom. This was followed by a presentation by Angela Chatfield of Decorex who launched the 2013 Cape Town show and reminded guests how important the kitchen industry is to the success of the show. The KDMax presentation was in the form of a motivational talk by Peter Greenwood who entertained everyone with his jovial take on seeing the state of the industry as half full and not half empty.

The formalities were wrapped up by Steve Walford of KDMax who presented the awards to the top five in the KSA KDMax ‘Design a kitchen’ competition. Congratulations to Jodie White of Lansdowne Boards who took first place and won the R40 000 worth of computer hardware and software.

Formalities were followed by an array of delicious foods and an opportunity for guests to socialize.

Samsung Radianz and Staron launched in Cape Town
Samsung Radianz and Staron launched in Cape Town

19th June 2012

Samsung Radianz and Staron launched in Cape Town

New national KSA member Salvocorp held an introductory evening for the CT kitchen industry on 6 June 2012. The evening showcased their engineered stone – Samsung Radianz and their solid surfacing material Staron. The evening was MC'd by Salvocorp’s spokes person Michelle McLean. Simon Daniels, Salvocorp MD, highlighted their Facebook 'Save the Rhino' campaign. A cheque was handed to Michelle for the Africa Conservation Trust as the first contribution to this campaign. The evening was well attended with a positive response to the two new products.

Contact:

louise@salvacorp.co.za

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Announcing the winners of the KSA, Furnspace, KDMax 'Design a kitchen' competition
Announcing the winners of the KSA, Furnspace, KDMax 'Design a kitchen' competition

29th May 2012

Announcing the winners of the KSA, Furnspace, KDMax 'Design a kitchen' competition

Decorex saw the KSA and KDMax hosting the industry 'Design a kitchen' competition. The judging panel are pleased to announce the winners of the competition:

In 1st place - Jodie White form Lansdowne Boards. Jodie wins a laptop computer loaded with KDMax software, a computer screen and a state of the art computer screen arm all to the value of R40 000.

In 2nd place - architect Jeanne Dee Lehman

In 3rd place - Louise Schoeman previously of Easylife Kitchens Somerset West and currently with Salvocorp promoting the Samsung Radianz and Staron brands.

In 4th place - Charlet Coetzee from New Line Kitchens.

In 5th place - Ruan Gie from Crafty Cupboards.

Our congratulations go out to the winners and our thanks to all those who participated. All participants and the winners will be invited to join the KSA and KDMax at the prize giving which will be held at the KSA's winter affiliate evening being hosted by WOMAG, Furnspace and Decorex.

Special thanks must also go to the competition co-sponsors: Franke, Smeg, Caesarstone, Lansdowne Boards, WOMAG, Grass, Plascon, Plantation Shutters, Formfunc, Audiomotion,Essential IT Solutions and Rhoms Timberworld.

Look out for the second installment of this competition where design students will be challenged to design a kitchen at the Homemaker's Expo being held at the CTICC at the end of August.

For more informaiton on the KDMax kitchen design software please visit www.kdmax.co.za or contact stevekdmax@furnspace.co.za

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stevekdmax@furnspace.co.za

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Salvocorp invite kitchen manufacturers to their launch of Samsung Radianz and Staron
Salvocorp invite kitchen manufacturers to their launch of Samsung Radianz and Staron

28th May 2012

Salvocorp invite kitchen manufacturers to their launch of Samsung Radianz and Staron

New KSA National member, Salvocorp, are pleased to invite kitchen manufacturers and fabricators to the Cape Town launch of their engineered stone Samsung Radianz, and their solid surfacing material, Staron.

The event will be held on the 6th June at the D'Aria Esate in Durbanville at 6.00 for 6.30pm.

RSVP to Louise@salvocorp.co.za by 30 May 2012.

Contact:

louise@salvocorp.co.za

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Hirsch's launch to the kitchen industry in Cape Town
Hirsch's launch to the kitchen industry in Cape Town

28th May 2012

Hirsch's launch to the kitchen industry in Cape Town

New KSA Cape Town member Hirsch’s held a launch to the kitchen industry on 24th May. The evening was well attended and allowed the Hirsch CT team to introduce themselves, their products and their services to the industry.

Branch manager Mark Tonkin introduced the Hirsch loyalty card to the industry. The loyalty card can be bought for R100.00. It has an identity number which must be quoted by your customers. This will entitle you to 2% of the amount spent by your customer back on the card. For example: if the customer you refer spends R10 000.00, R200.00 will go onto the card for you, the kitchen supplier, to spend as you pleases at Hirsch’s. In effect you earn 2% cash back on all purchases made by customers you refer to Hirsch’s providing your card number is quoted by the client. The 2% is calculated on the price excluding VAT and does not apply if used in conjunction with any other promotion or advertised special. This offer excludes Miele products.

Mark then introduced guests to the Liebherr range of products which are exclusive to Hirsch’s. Importer of the Liebherr range, Phillip Grobler, was on hand to explain the unique features of this range of cooling products.

We would like to welcome Hirsch’s to Cape Town and wish them the best of success with their new store.

For further information about Hirsch’s please contact nardo@hirschs.co.za or visit their store on Koeberg Rd Montague Gardens.

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nardo@hirschs.co.za

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Caesarstone's top trends from Eurocucina 2012

10th May 2012

Caesarstone's top trends from Eurocucina 2012

The Caesarstone team visited Eurocucina 2012 and are proud to bring you, fresh from Milan, the top ten kitchen design trends for 2012.

1. A PLETHORA OF TEXTURES: Mixing and matching textures and surfaces across the kitchen was the most notable trend from this year’s fair. Kitchen countertops were crafted from any mix of engineered stone, glass, stainless steel, wood, and porcelain. Designers also used wallpaper and textured paint effects to create visual and tactile contrasts.

2. VARIED VERTICAL SPACING: Surfaces and shelving made appearances at surprising heights, and depths. Some shelves floated a foot above ground while many cabinets shot from floor to ceiling. On-trend kitchen islands featured overlapping countertops at slightly different heights, also counterbalancing one another at different angles.

3. COMPARTMENTALISED, OPEN SHELVING: Tall, compartmentalised, open shelves at various heights were the fad. Building this storage method into cabinets worked well, while some opted for free-standing or even floating shelves to break up big spaces.

4. NEUTRAL BASE COLOURS: Neutral colours commandeered many of this year’s kitchens, with colour accents in styling to create mood and a sense of fun. White was the predominant colour, followed by the classics: grey, black and dark wood tones.

5. FEATURE WALLS: The familiar ‘feature wall’ trend appeared regularly: 3 walls stroked with lashings of neutrals, allowing the fourth wall to break out in a bold, complimentary colour. Many kitchens included a mini feature wall between the hob and cabinetry, using black chalkboard, tiles or natural and engineered stone cladding. Some even extended the countertop material up to the cabinet. Exceptions to this trend were found in high gloss kitchens where neons and brights dominated cabinets, leaving little room for more colour in a feature area.

6. VARYING SURFACE THICKNESSES: There are two trends that appeared : ‘thick’ surfaces now measure between 40mm and 60mm compared to the 120mm thickness of prior trends; and standard kitchen countertops have become thinner and more sleek-looking. In terms of surface outlines, scalloped edges were popular with some designers, however others strikingly used thin, medium and thick surfaces in their mix of overlapping countertops of diverse materials, sticking to rectangular shapes.

7. BEVELLING: Subtle, simple bevelling was the order of the day allowing surfaces to retain a more squared off look, while ornate, traditional Italian kitchens adopting more voluptuous, classical edges.

8. LOW-HANGING LIGHTING: Island-aligned, low-hanging feature lights were everywhere. Functionality and design were important with some kitchens even featuring low-hanging lights over the hob area, as well as the prep areas.

9. SECRET APPLIANCES: Stoves, hobs and specialist wine refrigerators were often the only appliances to be seen in many Eurocucina kitchens this year. Other appliances were cleverly hidden behind sliding doors and soft-close drawers, and uniquely in the case of the Caesarstone stand, under a remote-operated, sliding countertop!

10. CLAD CABINETS: Move over, passé paint! If you’re not quite ready to embrace the au naturel look of wood, then textured cabinet-cladding provides an exciting alternative to smooth paint finishes, adding to the plethora of textures in the kitchen.

Contact:

trevor@interslab.co.za

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Decorex CT draws huge crowds
Decorex CT draws huge crowds

8th May 2012

Decorex CT draws huge crowds

The KSA and many of their Western Cape members enjoyed a successful Decorex exhibition at the CTICC from between the 26 and 29th May. Participating members included Furnspace, BSH, Smeg, Whirlpool, Niemann SA, Caesarstone, Italian Lifestyle, Sembel-it, Franke and WOMAG. The show saw 40 000 visitors over the four days with Thursday and Friday delivering a good trade showing with plenty of architects, interior designers and developers.

To quote Trevor King of Caesarstone: “DECOREX Cape Town was an outstanding success for Caesarstone. The people just kept on coming – at one time I counted 34 people on the Caesarstone stand! What we love about DECOREX Cape Town is that it attracts the right target market for our brand. We found that many of the people who visited us were either building or redesigning their kitchens and very open to new ideas and advice. The success of DECOREX Cape Town is in my opinion, the result of an excellent marketing campaign and the outstanding, professional and efficient organisation on the part of the DECOREX team who made it all happen. My congratulations to them all!”.

The show hosted the first collaboration between the KSA and Furnspace’s KDMax. The stand was abuzz with competition entrants testing their design talents on the new software. Homemaker’s expo will see the second phase of this competition where design students will be invited to test their skills. Furnspace hope to take the competition to Gauteng and Kwa Zulu Natal in 2013. A huge thank you to the co-sponsors of the competition: Grass, Smeg, Caesarstone, WOMAG, Lansdowneboards, Franke, Plantation Shutters, Plascon, Rhoms Timberworld and Essential IT Solutions. This collaborative stand wond the 'best interactive stand' award.

The show was marred, however, by the visible lack of kitchen exhibits. There was a lot of public interest in kitchens at the show and the visitors were openly disappointed to see only one kitchen company exhibiting. From the feedback received by the KSA at the show the lack of visibility from the industry was cause for concern among the public as to the stability of the industry. The KSA would encourage kitchen members to relook at exhibiting at shows as the exposure not only strengthens your brand exposure but also instils confidence in the industry.

Decorex will be launching their 2013 show before the end of July and KSA members should keep their eyes open for the special offers open to them.

Contact:

angela@tpeg.co.za

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Hirsch's comes to Cape Town

8th May 2012

Hirsch's comes to Cape Town

KSA CT would like to welcome Hirsch’s to the Western Cape. Hirsch’s have been members of the KSA in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal for some time and are pleased to extend their membership to the Western Cape.

Hirsch’s would like to invite the kitchen industry to join them for an industry launch:
Date: Thursday 24 May 2012
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Venue: Hirsch’s – 454 Koeberg Rd Milnerton
RSVP: capetown@ksa.co.za or nardo@hirschs.co.za by 23 May 2012

We hope the industry will take up this opportunity to meet a new KSA member and learn a little more about what Hirsch’s has to offer the kitchen industry.

Contact:

nardo@hirschs.co.za

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KSA planning to launch a classifieds section to their web site

23rd April 2012

KSA planning to launch a classifieds section to their web site

The KSA is busy working on a new section to their web site which they hope will become a useful tool to the entire industry – a classifieds page.

This page will allow members to advertise anything and everything as long as it is industry relevant.

•Advertise your company

•Advertise if you are looking for staff

•Advertise if you are running a special

•Advertise if you are selling off machinery.

The sky is the limit…

Adverts should be submitted to your KSA regional manager and should be in Word format and a maximum of 500 words long. One image and one logo can be included. These should be in jpeg format and 2 separate files. Advertising is booked by the week and you can specify when it goes live and for how long it runs. The classifieds page will be search engine optimized to ensure your advert gets priority in the Google rankings.

The new Classifieds page will go live on 1 May and in order to get it populated and up and running the KSA will be offering all members an opening special:

Place any once off adverts free of charge till the end of July.

Place a 6 month company advert and only pay for 3 months.

Advertising will be charged at a rate of R125.00 per week after the special.

The KSA hopes all members will all make the effort to make use of and support what could become a very powerful tool for the industry.

If you would like to place an advert and be one of the first when the page goes live contact your regional manager now.

Contact:

info@ksa.co.za

Last chance to enter the KSA & Furnspace/KDMax Design a kitchen competition

18th April 2012

Last chance to enter the KSA & Furnspace/KDMax Design a kitchen competition

This is the last chance for designers to enter the KSA, Furnspace/ KDMAx Design a Kitchen competition being held at Decorex between 26th and 29th April at the CTICC. Entries close on the 20 April so don't miss this opportunity to be recognised as Cape Town's top kitchen designer.

This fun competition will allow the KSA to get to know the designers out there in the industry while allowing designers an opportuntiy to learn how to use the new KD Max software. Members of the KD Max staff will be on hard to assist during the competition.

The winner of the competition will be chosen by a panel made up of members of the KSA Executive Committee and Furnspace 3D. The lucky winner will receive a state of the art laptop loaded with KD Max software, a computer screen and a computer screen arm, all to the value of R 40 000. The winning designer as well as their company will be advertised on the KSA, Furnspace 3D and Decorex websites.

This is a fantastic opportunity to test your skills and have a little fun with some new software. To enter click on the link and complete the entry form. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email which should be printed and brought with you to Decorex to allow you free entrance into the show.

If you would like to know more please contact Stephanie of the KSA on capetown@ksa.co.za or Steve from Furnspace 3D on stevekdmax@furnspace.co.za

We look forward to receiving your entry form.
www.ksa.co.za or www.furnspace3d.co.za

Contact:

to enter the competition please go to http://www.furnspaces3d.co.za/decorexcomp.html

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Opportunity for KSA members to advertise alongside the KSA feature in Timber iQ
Opportunity for KSA members to advertise alongside the KSA feature in Timber iQ

17th April 2012

Opportunity for KSA members to advertise alongside the KSA feature in Timber iQ

After a positive launch at WoodEx Timber iQ would like to once again offer KSA members a special deal on advertising in their next edition.

The KSA will once again be submitting an article for the publication outlying the purpose of the KSA and the benefits to members and the public Timber iQ, would like to invite KSA members to get involved and participate in the feature which will appear in their June edition. Advertisements are being offered to KSA members and affiliates at these special rates:

1. Customised display ads:
1/6-page spots (so, a total of 6 display ads per page – sample attached) - Size 9cm X 9cm. The first 6 ads will appear on the page directly opposite the KSA editorial feature. Subsequent filled pages will be R-hand pages. Cost: R2 950 (excl. VAT) for a single edition booking; R2 500 (excl. VAT) per spot if booked for three or more editions. Free make-up of the ads if we are provided with the appropriate material

2. 25% discount off regular advertising rates:
Advertisement can appear anywhere in the magazine subject to page availability, although we will aim to place directly before or directly after the KSA editorial. Advertisers have the option to submit an accompanying editorial piece at no additional charge, provided the information is informative or educational.

Examples of KSA member savings – full rate card available upon request:
Size Normal Price Reduced Price
Full page 9950 excl. VAT 7460 excl. VAT
Half page 6790 excl. VAT 5090 excl. VAT
Quarter page 4450 excl. VAT 3330 excl. VAT

We hope KSA members will take advantage of this opportunity to promote our industry and trade. All advertising material will need to reach Timber iQ by the 18 May at the latest.

Timber iQ reaches the architect, the developer, the designer, the contractor and the builder, the furniture manufacturer, the shopfitter, and also the owners of beautifully designed and crafted timber homes. Plans are also underway to make this publication available to the broader public via retail outlets in the future.

To book advertising space in the June issue of Timber iQ, to subscribe, or to ask for more information, contact:
Jennifer at 021-591-7000 or e-mail editor@trademax.co.za or Celéste at 021- 591-7549 or celeste@trademax.co.za

Once again this is a great opportunity offered to members and we hope you will look at marketing yourselves along side the KSA.

Contact:

Jennifer at 021-591-7000 or e-mail editor@trademax.co.za or Celéste at 021- 591-7549 or celeste@trad

Another fantastic golf day for KSA Cape Town
Another fantastic golf day for KSA Cape Town

19th March 2012

Another fantastic golf day for KSA Cape Town

The Riverclub produced a lovely day for the 4th annual KSA Cape Town golf day on 15 March. The weather was superb allowing the golfers a stunning afternoon of fun and networking in the sun.

With holes sponsored by Maxima Software, Grass, Caesarstone, Larson Industries and Furnspace the golfers had plenty to keep them busy on the course. Prize giving was a festive occasion with sponsors spoiling the golfers with an array of exciting prizes. Thanks to Spotlight Kitchens, Afrifresh, Easylife Kitchens, Eclipse, Marika’s Restaurant, Larson Industries, Whirlpool, Smeg, Sonae, SA Golf Institute, National Edging, PG Bison, Furnspace, Maxima Software and Decorex for their assistance with prizes this year.

The results of the day were as follows:
Competitions:
Closest to the pin on the 3rd – Jaco Gillmer of Davidsons Boards
Closest to the pin on the 6th – Chris van Tonder playing with Gardner Interiors
Closest to the pin on the 7th – Jaco Gillmer of Davidsons Boards
Closest to the pin on the 8th – Collin Hind of Rock on Wood

Golf:
1st place (sponsored by Whirlpool) – PG Bison – Mike Minnar, Kenneth Brink, Larry Unterhalter and Gary Holliday
2nd place (sponsored by Smeg) – Furnspace – Steven Harris, Steve Walford, Jacques vd Linde and Grisha Stelzmann
3rd place (sponsored by Sonae & SA Golf Institute) – Grass – Wayne Nabal, Shaun Ramsden, Ian Gerber and Duncan Darlington
4th place (sponsored by National Edging) – Franke – Nico Claasen, Shaun Banfield and Abdullah Isaacs
5th place (sponsored by PG Bison) – Austro – Kobus van Dyk, Ian vd Venter, Gys De Klerk, Chris Hugo
6th place (sponsored by Furnspace) – Smeg – Jared Wasley, Nick Raff, Collin Hind and Timm Timber

Congratulations to Furnspace for winning the Decorex lucky drawer and to Nick Raff of Stockhome Kitchens for winning the Maxima Software lucky drawer. Also to Craig Cullum of National Edging who won an amazing cooler table from Eclipse to offset the bad luck of playing the most golf.

A good day was had by all. The KSA hope to see everyone back for the 2013 golf day.



Gauteng Homemakers Expo a huge success
Gauteng Homemakers Expo a huge success

10th March 2012

Gauteng Homemakers Expo a huge success

KSA Gauteng recently exhibited at the Homemakers Expo along with many KSA members. Homemakers would like to congratulate all exhibitors for a fantastic show in particular their award winning exhibitors! Exhibitors were very happy with their overall show experience and the quality of visitor turnout and leads.

The overall quality of this year’s show was phenomenal and the organisers received numerous comments on the excellent standard of the exhibitors’ stands.

HOMEMAKERS ran numerous consumer competitions during the time of the Expo as well as leading up to the expo and would like to thank their sponsors for their contribution towards making these marketing exercises a success.

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo, a wonderful testament to not only a brand, but also to their loyal exhibitors who have remained topical and fresh within a niched market.

The 2013 Gauteng HOMEMAKERS Expo will be held at the Coca-Cola Dome from 28 February to 3 March 2013.

The next national HOMEMAKERS Expo on the 2012 calendar is Port Elizabeth which takes place 26 – 29 July, followed by Cape Town 23 – 26 August, and finishing off the year with Durban HOMEMAKERS Expo 4 - 7 October.

Call your HOMEMAKERS Sales Executive for more detail.

Grass launch their new showroom in Cape Town
Grass launch their new showroom in Cape Town

8th March 2012

Grass launch their new showroom in Cape Town

Grass launched their new interactive showroom at a lavish tented evening function on the 7 March. Supported by over one hundred and twenty members of the kitchen industry and hosted by Aiden Bennett the evening was a huge success.
The new showroom totally in the corporate colours of green and white will offer members of the kitchen industry a place to view the Grass range of hardware and to bring their clients for demonstrations of what the range can offer.

Contact:

wayne.nabal@grass.co.za

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Austro CT host open day
Austro CT host open day

6th March 2012

Austro CT host open day

Austro Western Cape held an industry open day on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March. The aim of the open day was to offer free training and information on the use of the Selco beam saw , the labeling of panels with a bar coded stickers with all the information needed for once off scanning, the CNC machine, and machining with no further programming / settings required.

Present were Italian representatives from Biesse, the leading brand in S.A. in CNC machines and beam saws etc.

Austro’s range of foils and edgings were also on display and they introduced their new LG Nutrex technology whereby images can be digitally printed onto PVC and sealed as permanent.

With over sixty members of the kitchen and related industries attending the open day Austro were happy with the response. Gary Miles of Austro felt strongly that the industry needs more investment of this type to keep people updated on the latest European trends as well as updating them on training

Contact:

gmiles@mweb.co.za

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Franke launch new range of under-mount sinks
Franke launch new range of under-mount sinks

2nd March 2012

Franke launch new range of under-mount sinks

Franke Kitchen Systems are pleased to announce the launch of their new range of sinks. The new Kubus undermount range of sinks offers a sleek, ultra modern look. The Kubus range features deep bowls and the ultimate geometric shape for sharp profiles in solid surfaces and iconic good looks. Three different sizes are available and an assortment of bowls may be added to fully optimise your kitchen environment and suit your requirements.

For more information of pricing and stock please contact the Franke call centre on 086 137 2653 or enquiry.fsa@franke.com.

Contact:

086 137 2653 or enquiry.fsa@franke.com.

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Ecospecifier invites KSA members to their Increasing Green Building Efficiency seminar

1st March 2012

Ecospecifier invites KSA members to their Increasing Green Building Efficiency seminar

Ecospecifier would like to invite KSA members to their 'Increasing Green Building Efficiency' Seminar.

The seminar will consist of2 sessions entitled:

Session 1 - Integrative Design Process: Using Design to Reduce Build Cost.
This seminar will educate professional and enable a ‘how to’ understanding of IDP process and how to use them to find and drive synergistic benefits in the design, product and technology specification process to reduce the cost of green buildings while maximising the green outcomes. Attendees will learn about how to redesign the design process to reduce the cost of construction and increase operational efficiency. They will be provided with resource materials that provides further reading and source materials that are both free to obtain and commercially available.

Session 2 - Selecting Sustainable Materials: Pulling no Punches
This seminar will also present attendees with the knowledge to make product and technology selections using appropriate information to compare dissimilar products and know they have chosen the lowest overall impact products and do it time and cost effectively. Attendees will also learn about how to manage legal risk by recognising 'greenwash' as well as obtaining an understanding of how not to use and rely on single indicator metrics as representative of true sustainability outcomes. They will understand what life cycle assessment (LCA) is and its limitations, as well as be aware of world leading programs that use LCA, life cycle benefit analysis (LCBA) and BIM to drive productivity and engage new markets.

Who Should Attend?
This seminar is suitable for architects, interior designers, consultants, Government and semi Government agencies, procurement officers, facilities managers, building owners, builders, developers, manufacturers and any other professional involved in design or procurement in the built environment.

The presentation is by world renowned Australian green building architect and materials expert David Baggs FRAIA

Cape Town: Friday, 30 March 2012
Time: 08H30 – 13H00
Venue: Intaka Island Environmental Centre, 2 Park Lane Century House, Century City


Kwa Zulu-Natal: Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Time: 13H00 - 17H00
Venue: Master Builders Association KwaZulu-Natal, 40 Essex Terrace, Westville


Guateng: Thursday, 29 March 2012
Time: 08H30 - 13H00
Venue: Sandton Sun Cnr Alice and Fifth Streets, Sandton

The seminar is validated for category 1 and carries 0.4 CPD points

To request a registration for please contact Lizette Swanevelder
Tel: 021 790 0286
Cell: 082 770 6552
E-mail: lizette@ecospecifier.co.za

Contact:

lizette@ecospecifier.co.za

Timber iQ - new industry magazine offers launch specials to KSA members
Timber iQ - new industry magazine offers launch specials to KSA members

23rd February 2012

Timber iQ - new industry magazine offers launch specials to KSA members

Timber iQ is a new industry publication. It will be a quarterly publication and is being launched at Woodex SA in March. The publication will be a high-end, glossy A4 magazine that focuses on all aspects of timber design and construction in Southern Africa. It will bring to its readers relevant and informative features, such as:

- Timber flooring & decking
- Ceilings, cornices, ceiling fittings & skirting boards
- Roof trusses - Paints, coatings & protective sealants
- DIY projects - Care & maintenance
Insulation - Renovations, reclamations & restorations
- Sustainability & energy efficiency
- Interior & exterior cladding
- Kitchens & bathrooms
- External structures, lapas, etc.
Thatch - Installations, fittings, furniture & finishes
- Fire & safety - Timber alternatives

The magazine will aim to engage industry leaders in in-depth project focus features that will showcase some of the most beautiful timber-infused architecture in Southern Africa. Timber iQ wants to pay homage to timber, not only as a practical and green building material, but an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional building materials.

The target market of the magazine will include the architect, the developer, the designer, the manufacturer, the contractor and the builder, as well as the owners of beautifully designed and crafted timber homes. They also plan to make this publication available to the broader public via retail outlets in the near future.


Timber iQ is delighted to offer KSA members a discount of 25% for the launch issue:
• Full page: Normally R9950 (Excl. VAT) ; KSA members qualify for discounted price of R7460 (Excl. VAT)
• ½ page: Normally R6790 (Excl. VAT) ; KSA members qualify for discounted price of R5090 (Excl. VAT)
• ¼ page: R4450 (Excl. VAT) ; KSA members qualify for discounted price of R3330 (Excl. VAT)
Deadlines: If Trademax must assist in the compilation of the advertisement, all material must be received by 28 February 2012. If all material is already made up, the deadline for submission is 1 March 2012. Every advertiser can submit an accompanying editorial piece provided the feature is informative and/or educational, and accompanied by high-resolution images. We are open to consider additional editorial features on specialty products or projects as well.

Timber iQ is also pleased to offer the annual subscription at a reduced rate of R120 (normally R160 for 4 issues). They are also glad to provide every advertiser with complimentary tickets to attend the WoodEX Expo.

If you are interested in taking up this offer please contact: Celeste Perrin on 021 591 5050 or celeste@trademax.co.za. Please visit www.trademax.co.za.



Contact:

celeste@trademax.co.za.

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KSA CT Affiliate Product evening with Surinno, Maxima Software & Niemann SA
KSA CT Affiliate Product evening with Surinno, Maxima Software & Niemann SA

23rd February 2012

KSA CT Affiliate Product evening with Surinno, Maxima Software & Niemann SA

KSA Western Cape held their first affiliate product evening on the 22 February 2012. The event was held at Surinno’s offices in Stikland and host by Surinno Solid Surfacing, Niemann SA and Maxima software. Supported by almost eighty members of the kitchen industry the event was a great success with each host showcasing their company and product.
The evening started with Stephanie Forbes, regional manager of KSA Western Cape, welcoming the industry back and reinforcing the need for a positive outlook for the challenges of 2012. She also updated the guests about the forthcoming KSA golf day being held at the Riverclub on the 15 March as well as the KSA’s involvement at Decorex and Homemakers Expo this year.
Robin Ainsworth of Niemann SA showcased their range as well as introduced their new textured ranges. This was followed by Patrick Lynch of Surinno who focussed his presentation on the adaptability of the Surinno product and its multiple uses to the kitchen industry. The presentations were ended by Nicholas Nell of Maxima Software who showcase the easy and flexibility of their software.
The KSA would like to thank all those who attended as well as the three hosts. The KSA affiliate evenings still prove to be a valuable opportunity for the industry to network and remain a popular event nationally.

Austro to host a Panel Processing Workshop in Cape Town
Austro to host a Panel Processing Workshop in Cape Town

15th February 2012

Austro to host a Panel Processing Workshop in Cape Town

Austro are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Panel Processing Workshop in March. They would like to invite members of the kitchen and allied industries to join then to learn a little more about:
* beam saw optimising software
* barcode label printing and scaning
* tooling soutions
* CNC programming solutions with Alphacam & Cabinet Vision
* programming and maintenance

The workshop will include demonstrations on the following machines:
* Selco Sektor 470 beam saw
* Rover A CNC
* Klever nexting CNC
* RX200 edge bander

You are intited to bring your operators and foremen along and refreshments will be served.

Date and Time:
Friday 2 March 2012 - 10.00 till 18.00
Saturday 3 March 2012 - 10.00 till 14.00

Venue:
Austro - 4 Shiraz St, Saxenburg Park 1, Blackheath

The KSA would like to urge all manufacturers to take up this opportuntity for free training with the experts.

Contact:

For more information contact Gary Miles (021) 905-0430 or gary.miles@austro.co.za

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KSA Western Cape invites you to their first affiliate product evening of 2012
KSA Western Cape invites you to their first affiliate product evening of 2012

7th February 2012

KSA Western Cape invites you to their first affiliate product evening of 2012

KSA Western Cape will be holding their first affiliate product evening of 2012 on the 22 February 2012. The event is to be hosted by Surinno Solid Surfacing, Niemann SA and Maxima Software.

The evening offers a unique opportunity for the industry to network and to learn a little more about the three host companies and their products.

The KSA would like to invite all members of the kitchen industry to join then for the evening.

Date: 22 February 2012
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Surinno, Molecule St. Triangle Farm, Stikland
RSVP: capetown@ksa.co.za by 15 February 2012

Contact:

Stephanie Forbes - capetown@ksa.co.za

IKDI invites KSA members to join international design forum

12th January 2012

IKDI invites KSA members to join international design forum

The Irish Kitchen Designers Institute with whom the KSA are affiliate are now part of an international kitchen design forum on the web which includes the British Kitchen Designers Association as well as similar associations in Australia and the USA. They have invited the KSA and its members to be part of this potentially very useful and interesting forum. To join go to www.linkedin.com and do a search for BKDA kitchen designers forum.

The KSA think this is a great opportunity for all members to network with the industry abroad and are very grateful to the IKDI for inviting members to be part of the initiative.

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