04 March 2024 Product Updates

Four reasons why you should look at Melamine for your next project

Four new melamine colours, designed to work with the recently released Bestwood Vancouver Larch and Alberta Larch woodgrains provide a great way to achieve a cool mid-century vibe. Pistachio in a soft pastel green tone, allows for striking design combina...

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25 October 2023 Product Updates

Mid century vibe with new woodgrain melamines

Bestwood is delighted to release two new melamine decors to the market this month with a cool mid-century vibe. Vancouver Larch and Alberta Larch both have a finely-grained quarter-cut timber appearance that was very popular with furniture and cabinetry-...

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02 June 2022 Product Updates

Evoake range a 'game changer' for veneer projects

The consistent grain, texture and colour of Bestwood's new Evoakeā„¢ engineered oak panels offers significant benefits for specifiers and joiners alike when using oak for their projects. The Evoake range features standard repeatable oak veneer layons in bo...

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17 August 2021 Sustainability

Track my Tree commended in Sustainable Business Awards

NZ Panels Group was proud to be commended in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards - Communicating for Impact category. The Track my Tree initiative offered under Bestwood is a unique program that offers complete transparency over NZ Native Veneer panels ...

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06 July 2021 General News

NKBA Design award for Bestwood Melamine kitchen

Designer Michael Murray from Kitchen Inspirations shows that a modest budget is no barrier to creativity. He picked up the NKBA Excellence in Design Award for kitchens in the $25k-$40k category for this stunning kitchen that answered the client's brief f...

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23 September 2020 General News

Our new video shows how melamine panels are made

If you've ever wanted to know how melamine panels are made, then our new video shows you exactly how. Melamine is the most commonly used and affordable cabinetry surface, found in just about every Kiwi kitchen and bathroom, not to mention in office deski...

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21 August 2020 Product Updates

Bestwood Melamine introduces nine stunning new colours.

There's nine new reasons to be inspired with a major colour update for the Bestwood Melamine range - bringing the entire range to 52.

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19 August 2020 General News

Melamine design competition finds worthy winner.

Michael Murray of Kitchen Inspirations in Pukekohe, was declared the winner in our Bestwood Melamine' Pick your Paradise' design competition.  An independent judging panel loved his stunning design that combined the rich moodiness of Patina on the underbe...

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25 June 2019 Sustainability

Track my Tree a first for NZ

Bestwood is excited to lead the way in introducing Track my Tree - a new initiative that provides confidence that your veneer panel has been sustainably sourced - and has a clear chain of custody from the farm or forest right through to our veneer plant i...

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21 May 2019 General News

Bestwood creates video guide to veneer

Bestwood has created a series of short video segments to provide a complete guide to working with natural timber veneer.  Whether it's a refresher for those who already work with veneer, or an introduction for architects, designers and joiners unfamiliar...

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28 February 2019 General News

Check out our new Guide to Veneer

We've now produced a Guide to Veneer which aims to help demystify the process of selecting veneer - it explains how veneer is made and how to select the various cuts and layup options to achieve the design effect you want. Featuring installation photos t...

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27 February 2019 Product Updates

New oak design added to Bestwood melamine range

Our newly launched Methven Oak decor helps satisfy the growing demand for warmly toned woodgrain melamines. We've also added a pop of colour to the range with four new bright melamines. Methven Oak has a more rustic feel with the inclusion of knots into ...

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16 January 2019 General News

Formaldehyde rating change for Standard MDF

We're delighted to announce that we've switched out our Standard MDF substrate to be even more environmentally friendly with a lower formaldehyde rating of EO.  It was previously rated E1.   Our MDF MR (moisture resistant) option was already EO - which eq...

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15 November 2018 Product Updates

Our new melamine design is 'perfect'...

You may have heard of a book called ' Good to Great'. Well we've taken that approach to our Tawa design and issued a new version to replace our 'Best Tawa'. With a quarter cut structure replacing the previous crown cut, it makes it easier when matching pa...

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27 September 2018 Product Updates

Choosing the right veneer - use our handy guide...

How timber is sliced has a major impact on the grain as it appears on a sheet of veneer. Add to that the various lay-up options and you can create a myriad of design effects. We thought we'd cut through a bit of the mystery with our simple Veneer Specifi...

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20 July 2018 Product Updates

Get more done with 1800 wide melamine sheets

Bestwood has a select range of melamine colours available in both 2440 x 1800 and 1800 x 1800 sheets, and in 12, 16, 18 and 25mm thicknesses. So now you can do more with more and get a more efficient cut for projects requiring a bigger sheet. There are ...

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14 February 2018 General News

Warranties extended on Melamine

Bestwood is pleased to announce it has extended its product warranty on its Bestwood Melamine products to 10 years.  Chief Executive of NZ Panels Group, Lou Cadman,  said that the company's new purpose-built site in East Tamaki had led to significant qua...

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25 January 2018 Product Updates

Coloured melamine a growing trend for cabinetry interiors.

Be beautiful on the inside too... When Bestwood refreshed its melamine range in June 2017, it included three new designs that were created (and priced) to meet the demand for coloured cabinetry interior options.Its Etched Zinc, Etched Stone and Etched Gr...

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