polytec is an Australian marketer and distributor of decorative surfaces, supplying trade with Low Pressure Melamine Panels (LPM), High Pressure Laminate (HPL), Made-to-order doors and benchtops, with a dedication to providing exceptional quality products. Product development at polytec is a collaborative process between our in-house Product Development Team led by our Interior Designer and Trend Forecaster, our innovative Australian Manufacturing Team and our on-road polytec Sales Team. Together, we pool and analyze feedback from Australian architects, designers, builders, cabinetmakers and chippies with our research on manufacturing technologies and our trend forecasting across a gamut of product categories. We also study underlying 'micro trends' - those uniquely Australian lifestyle drivers - in the ongoing expansion, evolution and improvement of our offer. 


polytec products are designed to provide solutions to everyday design and construction challenges. We combine decorative surface manufacturing innovation with practical design empathy, while polytec products are developed in dimensions aimed at making life simpler, reducing waste and providing exceptional value. Our national sales team visits over 10,000 architects, designers, builders, and cabinetmakers each year - nationwide. We provide on the ground service in all states and territories and aim to help our customers realise their design vision within budget. 


polytec’s iconic brand has been prominent in the Australian industry for over 30 years, ensuring customers have top quality products that will last a lifetime. At polytec, we pride ourselves on our ability to easily communicate with our customers are focused on making polytec a great place to work by enabling constant growth through its staff and technology.

In conjunction with excellent customer service, polytec has created an unrivalled environmental policy - each link within our business chain considers the environmental implications of the product life cycle. We are proud of our achievements in this space – internationally recognised environmental certifications and a comprehensive range of closed loop manufacturing techniques underpin our environmental policies and procedures.


The AWISA 2020 exhibition will take place at ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, from 1-4 July 2020. The exhibition is the must-see event for everyone in woodworking and associated industries and professions. Furniture manufacturers, cabinet makers, kitchen manufacturers, door, window and moulding manufacturers, joinery manufacturers, architects, designers, shop and office fitters, builders, and other wood, timber and panel processing industries are welcome to attend.


 Michael Ryan is a Senior Business Finance Broker at Finlease, specialising in Asset and Property finance for small and medium sized businesses. He began his career in finance over 25 years ago, starting in Business Banking before migrating to asset based lending i.e. plant and equipment finance.

Michael joined Finlease in 1997 and has been working closely with the wood working, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries since. Through this experience he has gained a thorough understanding of what clients are looking for when it comes to finance and how to interpret those needs into finance proposals to get his clients’ funding approved.

Michael has a dedicated and committed approach to his clients’ finance requirements and prides himself on building long lasting relationships with personalised customer service as the foundation.

On top of his personal commitment, Michael is supported by Finlease’s significant buying power which comes from funding over $350mil p/a in Equipment and Vehicle finance through a dozen competitive underwriting banks and finance companies. With this in mind, Michael has the experience, knowledge and skills to be the ideal finance partner to business owners.  Michael is also a member of the National Institute of Accountants and is a registered JP.

Michael offers finance solutions for the following:

  • Equipment finance
  • Whole of banking
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Motor vehicles
  • Insurance premium finance
  • Michael Ryan, M. 0417 279 891, E., W.

    CAFBA Membership No.: 8203,  Australian Credit Licence: 390584 Finlease (Aust) Pty Ltd


    The Wood Tech Group provides machinery sales and service throughout Australia, directed by an independent group of experienced partners with a vast knowledge in the machinery processing of wood and associated products. We provide our customers with sound professional advice and the best machinery solutions to help your business thrive. The Wood Tech Group also provides efficient and dependable after sales service. The Wood Tech Group proudly represents quality production machinery from respected leading machine manufacturing companies throughout the world. Longstanding partnerships with these specialized suppliers ensures a variety of brands are specifically tailored to suit our market.  These brands include Alberti, Anderson, Barbaric, Burkle, Cosmec, Denver, Fimal, Fravol, Heesemann, IMA, Orma, Schelling, Vector and Vitap.


    With over 30 years of experience and a strong team of experienced staff, Planit Cutting Edge Solutions, have become the market leaders and a trusted solutions provider within the wood-working industry right across Australia.

    The Planit team comes with extensive trade experience, with much of our team having used our solutions themselves in the industry. Planit has the resources available to ensure you maximise the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of your business.

    Planit provides more than one solution in the quest for greater automation and continually work to invest and explore the latest software and technology available to ensure we deliver solutions that meet the needs of the evolving industry we operate in.

    At Planit, we recognise the important role our solutions play in the running of a business in today’s challenging, fast-paced environment and we understand the important factors for you to stay competitive in today’s market conditions. Our extensive portfolio of software solutions will assist businesses in the wood-working industry to streamline and improve their design to manufacturing processes with a complete Business-to-Business solution.

    Planit Cutting Edge Solutions, aspire to partner with our customers, as performance is a direct reflection of our customers business growth from the solutions we provide, which is why we respect the trust and investment our customers make into our company and our systems. We take pride in our reputation as the ‘industry standard’ for the systems offered in our chosen market segments.

    We believe it’s not just about the software, it’s about the solution!


    First Super is the industry super fund for everyone in the furniture & joinery and timber industries.  

    We’re here to help you take the hassle out of super and create happy retirements. We can help find your lost super and roll it into a single account, saving you time and money. 

    We’re here to help. So let’s talk. Call us today on 1300 360 988 or visit


    The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog was established in March 2013 and re-launched in September 2015 with a new look and format. The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog is Australia’s only independent blog specifically written and curated for the design and building industries. It is a fully searchable resource that profiles major events, new products, product launches and commentary from Australia and across the globe. Blogs are posted five days per week, 49 weeks per year at 6am AEST each week day. The site can by searched by keyword or category. Posts are categorised into the main interest areas of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Events (industry events, showroom openings), Interiors & Lighting, Building, Opinion & Design Trends, Awards, and International Tours. The Blog's editors regularly attend important international design shows and report on world-wide trends in design and construction.


    First Super is the industry super fund for everyone in the furniture & joinery and timber industries.  

    We’re here to help you take the hassle out of super and create happy retirements. We can help find your lost super and roll it into a single account, saving you time and money. 

    We’re here to help. So let’s talk. Call us today on 1300 360 988 or visit


    Lincoln Sentry is the trusted partner for thousands of Australian craftsmen and design specialist. With a drive to discover innovative solutions together with a significant national infrastructure, Lincoln Sentry is ready to help you excite every space.

    Established in Brisbane in 1986, Lincoln Sentry has evolved and expanded to become one of the country’s leading suppliers of speciality hardware, components and solutions to the residential and commercial sectors through cabinetmakers, joiners, shopfitters and glaziers.

    With innovative and high quality products sourced from around the world, Lincoln Sentry’s national branch network and respected team of technical specialists are committed to supporting customers in growing business.

    Lincoln Sentry is a proud member of DuluxGroup.


    EWPAA is an industry-driven organisation, voluntarily funded by plywood, LVL, particleboard, MDF and solid timber manufacturers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

    The range of certified products manufactured and merchandised by EWPAA members include traditional interior, exterior and marine plywood products, overlaid panel products and a wide range of modern engineered wood products; encompassing structural plywoods used for formwork, residential and commercial flooring, structured bracing, and feature cladding and laminated veneer lumber and I-beam products used in both commercial and residential structures.


    Hettich Australia is part of an international, fourth generation family owned business with a heritage going back nearly 125 years and a presence in over 100 countries world-wide.

    Hettich makes living spaces work beautifully through a wide range of high quality furniture fittings, including award winning soft close hinge and drawer system. Additional products in the Hettich range include folding and sliding door systems, stylish handles, European designed LED lighting, ergonomic storage solutions such as corner units, pull out pantries and waste sorting systems, and the widest range of accessories for these products in the home and other residential environments.


    Häfele is an international company providing hardware and fitting systems and electronic access control systems.

    Around the world, customers from the furniture industry, dealers, joiners and cabinet makers, as well as architects, planners and builders all rely on Häfele's expertise and performance.


    Winning Appliances is Australia's leading kitchen and laundry specialist, with a superb range sourced from the world's finest brands. Our expert team of buyers search the globe for the most outstanding products at the forefront of design and innovation, so our customers need look no further than our stores for the best appliances available, whatever their budget. As a 110-year fourth generation family owned Australian company, family values are at the heart of everything we do.

    Our customer promises:

    ·  Provide expertly chosen products

    ·  Offer the best international and exclusive brands

    ·  Provide unmatched product knowledge

    ·  Give world-class knowledge

    ·  Always offer fantastic value

    ·  Always give unbiased advice

    ·  Cherish our family values


    Our dedicated Kitchen Architect Design team provides a friendly face for your client’s appliance needs. We have account executives across our stores based in ACT, NSW, QLD and WA, with a new store in VIC launching in 2019. We work directly with kitchen cabinet makers, bespoke residence builders, architects, kitchen designers and interior designers to ensure their client’s kitchen and laundry appliance needs are taken of. Alongside product education, our team will match the right in-store expert with your clients and provide recognition for your business.

    For more information, visit or call 1300 050 050.



    New Age Veneers - Premium Decorative Surfaces. At the forefront of global decorative surface technology.

    Today we are proud to be the chosen supplier of leading residential and commercial architects, interior designers, joiners and builders throughout Australia. Many of our clients say the versatility, stunning good looks and performance of our products was instrumental in achieving a successful outcome on their projects.

    For more information please visit our website - or call 02 9457 9622


    ACFA is the first choice association for furnishing, cabinetmaking and joinery industries. Run by industry, for industry members including kitchen manufacturers, cabinetmakers, joiners and window furnishers, flooring specialists, lounge and bedding manufacturers, picture framers, suppliers, furniture polishers and upholsterers.

    We look after you by providing Workplace advice and support tools, business improvement solutions, access to compliant documents, policies and procedures and access to the most up-to-the-minute industry news. Our relationships with other associations and organisations create networking and collaboration opportunities and our Registered Training Organisation provides industry-specific courses and qualifications.

    For more information on our services please call our head office on 02 4340 2000 or 1300 3422 48 or email us through our contact us page


    Maxton Fox is a privately owned and proudly Australian business that has been designing and manufacturing commercial furniture and joinery systems since the 60s. 

    Headquartered at the factory premises in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, Maxton Fox services projects and customers throughout Australia, working in close partnership with project teams across a variety of sectors such as: Commercial Workplace, Residential, Education, Hospitality and Transportation.

    With over 50 years of expertise, that knowledge is carried through to all projects across the product range from: Commercial Joinery, Custom Joinery, and Commercial Furniture Systems which includes anything from: workstations, banquet seating, occasional furniture, reception suites, lounge chairs to executive seating, and more.

    Maxton Fox is a local and agile business. Delivering flexibility and high-quality product solutions.



    HOMAG Group is the world's leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops.

    With around 6500 employees, we have a presence in more than 100 countries and an estimated global market share over 30%. HOMAG Group provides solutions for digitised production in combination with our range of machines and systems which extends from individual machines for trade businesses to complete, networked production lines for highly industrialised, individual furniture production.

    Our customers use our range of high-tech machines and systems to produce, kitchens, flooring, windows, doors, staircases and even complete prefabricated timber-frame buildings. Our wide range of services related to the machines and systems together with the corresponding control software makes our offering unique.