Specialising opens doors for group
By specialising, Hallmark Group of Rangiora has become a leading door and door systems provider in the New Zealand residential and commercial market.
From humble beginnings in 1992 manufacturing timber window furnishings, timber flooring and veneer, Hallmark in recent years has concentrated solely on doors and veneer and has built up considerable expertise in these areas, says operations director Braden Hickmott.
The company’s core door range consists of an extensive paint quality and V-groove selection as well as native and exotic veneers.
These are created over a unique Hallmark Group frame construction that provides superior structural performance to keep your door looking superb, explains Braden.
The unique properties of veneer used to craft Hallmarks doors means no two doors are identical adding a distinctive feature to any home. “Timber doors capture nature’s beauty and because each one of our doors is handcrafted each is individual.
Our skilled craftsmen select the best veneers to create doors that reflect the unique characteristics of the chosen wood and the timeless elegance that only top craftsmanship can capture and bring to the fore,” says Braden.
Hallmark Group is a family owned business with a long association with the timber industry in New Zealand.
It is the leading manufacturer of veneer in New Zealand, processing most of this for its own door and limited veneered board manufacture, says Braden.
It is this together with Hallmarks wide manufacturing diversity, and its dedicated competent staff that set the company apart, he thinks.
Environmental issues and sustainability are of the utmost importance to Hallmark Group, says Braden, and the focus is on ensuring the preservation of timber resources and guaranteeing the renewal of that resource now and for the future.
Hallmark Group’ native and exotic veneer ranges are made from New Zealand’s finest woods harvested only from sustainably managed forests and exotic woods are imported only from reputable suppliers.
He says that Hallmarks diverse door manufacturing programme makes the company the preferred choice for major commercial projects.
Hospital doors, fire doors, acoustic doors, speciality faced doors, aluminium doors, cavity and face sliding doors are all part of the programme meaning Hallmark can supply total packages making project management for the construction company one whole lot simpler.
Hallmarks residential door supply packages are similar.
There is a whole range of door and slider options all beautifully presented in Hallmarks product manuals.
Of note are the superb veneer finishes and the modern Urbinos aluminium suite comprising negative detail skirting and unique
plastered in flush door and concealed hinge systems.
It is no surprise then that some of New Zealand’s most prestigious veneer door projects have been manufactured by Hallmark including The Supreme Court and Clyde Quay Apartments in Wellington, Project 200 in Christchurch, and The Novotel in Auckland.
He says that the Hallmark Group is dedicated to growth, diversity and bringing new exciting products to market.
So far this year the company has attended three major trade fairs in Germany featuring the latest building products, door and panel finishing options and processing machinery.
State of the art door processing plants were visited and Hallmark is about to embark on a major factory expansion and plant modernisation programme.
“There is no doubt that Hallmark is committed to the construction industry in New Zealand for the long haul and we are very excited about the future.”