From plans to a new lodge for Motu Kaikoura

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From plans to a new lodge for Motu Kaikoura

Cutshop works on projects of all shapes and sizes but one job this year captured a special place in our affections.  When the communal kitchen living and dining building on Motu Kaikoura fell victim to an arson attack in 2013, it deprived the island reserve of a much-needed resource to accommodate research workers, volunteers and educational groups groups – and the insurance claim didn’t cover the cost of a rebuild.  The team from Strachan Group Architects (SGA) decided to step in, setting up a professional development course in collaboration with Architecture + Women NZ, volunteering their time to prefabricate the lodge and gain hands-on experience under the guidance of SGA...

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Cutshop Waikato helps to keep the wheels rolling

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Cutshop Waikato helps to keep the wheels rolling

Cutshop Waikato has recently been working hard to cut and assemble cabinets for 50 campervans over a period of eight weeks. With the ability to customise cabinetry for a specific space and provide scalability to deliver within short lead times, Cutshop was able to handle this volume easily.

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Custom kitchen-maker doubles productivity with Cutshop

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Custom kitchen-maker doubles productivity with Cutshop

Kitchen designer and builder Rhys Mellor started his career as a cabinet maker and boat builder working on prestigious round-the-world race yachts in Europe. Once back in NZ he began custom-making kitchens with beautiful results. But these took time and after discovering Cutshop, Rhys found that he could double his productivity, take on bigger jobs and diversify without losing control or quality.
 

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Custom wardrobes cost less with Cutshop

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Custom wardrobes cost less with Cutshop

When Chris du Toit wanted new fitted wardrobes for the master bedroom and the bedrooms of his two children, he had a design for each in mind and wanted a high-quality job done. He'd heard about Cutshop from a neighbourhood friend and decided to give our North Shore branch a call.

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Kitchen renovation ideas and trends

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Kitchen renovation ideas and trends

Designing and fitting a new kitchen can be a daunting prospect.  With a price tag of $7,000 to $50,000 (or more), the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate. If you are planning to keep costs down by doing as much of the project yourself as possible, Cutshop can help.  In this blog we share our top kitchen renovation tips and trends.

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Are you cornered?

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Are you cornered?

When you’re planning a kitchen, corners are often a point of contention.  What do you do with them?  Do you try to use the space or void it?  And how do you access those deep, dark recesses of your corner cupboard when you need to?  We’ve got a couple of ideas that might give you a new perspective on this age-old dilemma. 

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