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Acknowledgements: DBJ thanks all the clients, design and construction professionals, magazine writers and editors who have given permission to feature work on this site.  In particular DBJ thanks our clients who have generously provided access to their homes or photographs for inclusion on this website.  Your support is greatly appreciated.        

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Congratulations to Daniel Timmer and our amazing team for winning 3 awards at the NKBA Excellence in Design Awards for 2018 for our amazing Designer Rugs Kitchen:

- NKBA Creative Excellence Kitchen Design Winner - 2018

- NKBA Peer Recognition Award Winner – 2018

- NKBA First Time Entrant Award Runner Up – 2018

Huge achievement for our first entry and a testament to Daniel’s work ethic and commitment to the craft of custom cabinetry. Thanks @designerugsnz for believing in us.

To view our Designer Rugs Kitchen project click here           

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Our amazing client and friend, Sharon Cross, hosted DBJ's family day on her extensive property in Matakana this weekend. It was a wonderful day for our team to come together with our families and enjoy a day together exploring the impressive sculpture gardens and trails and also try our hand at some circus tricks. 
8 September 2018

New Zealand Master Builders House of the Year 2018 Awards
Congratulations to all three of the entries for these awards which DBJ collaborated with!
8 August 2018

Create and Construct's Waterside Wonder entry:
- Auckland - Gold Award Winner "New Home over $2 Million"
View the DBJ project here
View House of the Year article here
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JD Glover's Country Superstar entry:
- Gold Winner of Auckland "New Home over $2million Build"
- Gold Reserve Finalist of NZ Awards 2018

View DBJ's project here
View House of the Year article here
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JD Glover's Glow With The Flow entry:
House of the Year NZ - Gold Reserve Finalist
House of the Year Auckland Winner:
Registered Master Builders 2018
House of the Year NZ - Gold Reserve Finalist

House of the Year Auckland Winner:
- Gold Winner for Builders Own Home
- Regional Winner for Builders Own Home
- Regional Lifestyle Award for Outdoor Living
- Regional Lifestyle Award for Sustainability

View DBJ's project here
View House of the Year article here
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DBJ are proud to have been part of these award winning projects.
New Zealand Institute of Architects 2018 Hospitality Award
14 May 2018

Cheshire Architects in collaboration with Herringbone Design have won the NZIA Hospitality Award 2018:
"Our small clubhouse in the sand dunes of Tara Iti won an NZIA Auckland award this week. The jury described the project as ‘restrained and intimate’ with a ‘palette of immaculately detailed materials'."

DBJ are proud to have been part of this award winning project, completing cabinetry throughout the project with special focus on the Club House Bar.

To see the NZIA Awards page
Click Here
To view our project page Click Here

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Trends International Design Awards 2018
10 May 2018

DBJ are pleased to have been part of the Trends International Design Awards 2018 and enjoyed the Award Ceremony at the Aston Martin Showroom in Auckland. 

We were awarded with Highly Commended for Designer Kitchen of the Year which is very exciting and we are very proud of both the project and our designer, Dan Timmer, for his award winning work.  To view our project Click Here.

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Designer Rugs Showroom Launch Party and Red Carpet TV Media Release
15 March 2018

DBJ are proud to have collaborated with Designer Rugs to create the Showroom Kitchen and Barn Door for their new showroom.  DBJ's director and designers were at the launch and media release.  

Check out this short Instagram Story clip of our work and a collage of the event:

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To view our project Click Here
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DBJ Furniture is now online - follow us on Facebook DBJ Furniture Ltd and Instagram dbjfurniture #designbuildjoin  

Also check out the latest DBJ articles:
- Eye Magazine 2018 Autumn  Click Here 
- Eye Magazine 2017 Spring Click Here  
- NZ Denizen Online    Click Here 
- My Trends Home Vol31,Issue12    Click Here
- Eye Magazine 2017 Winter Click Here 
- House of the Year 2015    Click Here 
View the article series for The Apartment that Eye Made renovation project:
1 - Eye Magazine 2017 Autumn Edition   Click Here 
2 - Eye Magazine 2017 Winter Edition   Click Here 
3 - Eye Magazine 2017 Spring Edition   Click Here 
4 - Eye Magazine 2017 Summer Edition   Click Here 
5 - Eye Magazine 2018 Autumn Edition  Click Here 
Christmas Function Collage
The DBJ Furniture Team celebrated another sucessful year together at our Christmas Party on the Zefiro
Charter, spending a lovely afternoon coasting out to Motutapu Island to anchor for dinner and festivities.

DBJ wish all our clients and partners all the best for the Christmas and New Years Season!
Registered Master Builders 2017 - Gold and Gold Reserve Winner of the House of the Year - Auckland "New Homes over $2million Build"

DBJ are proud to have contributed to this award winning project.  This lake front house is designed with a tone of understanded elegance and high quality furnishings, giving this home a distinctive theme of clean lines and class. 

To view media, living & bedroom cabinetry for this project Click Here
To view bathroom cabinetry for this project Click Here

View House of the Year article here

Designer:  Mark Wilson, Masonry Design Solutions
Builder: Henry Dunham Building
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Inside NZ's most expensive house
July, 2016
DBJ is excited to have been a part of this amazing project.  Please follow this link to see the NZ Herald's review of the sale of 13 Burwood Crescent:


The house was designed by Julian Guthrie of Godward Guthrie Architecture, who explains more on his website.
DBJ Anniversary
June, 2016
We have just celebrated our first anniversary as DBJ Furniture. The complete acquisition of the business included all aspects of design, manufacturing, delivery and installation. 
Under the ownership of Paul Walkinton and through his senior management team, DBJ Furniture has set out to listen to and fully understand what past and new customers are looking for.  We have learnt that quick responses to briefs, scheduling, delivering on time and in full, regular accessible communication, pricing accuracy and transparent invoicing - alongside our renowned quality standards - are absolutely key for our client base.
DBJ offers a seamless, design-through-installation process that is best in class, as evidenced by our involvement in multiple award winning projects.  DBJ’s talented in-house team of designers, artisans and project managers can ensure that every job, no matter what size or complexity, is conceived and created to the highest standards available in New Zealand.  
We know that our future success will be determined by how well we collaborate with our clients, industry partners and our own people.  We plan to invest in all aspects of our business and offer an even better service to our customers in the future. We continue to innovate and push our boundaries within the changing requirements around new materials and design features.
We look forward to hearing from you, be it about future plans or to discuss what we can do to support you, our client. We would really appreciate any feedback you may have.  
Milestone Development in the History of DBJ
June, 2015
On May 29, 2015 Paul Walkinton formally took over DBJ, which had been trading for over 21 years with the company today having 35 staff, an extensive manufacturing premises, a dedicated installation team permanently on the road and a reputation for outstanding quality at the highest end of the architectural market.

Paul will apply a diversity of experience when taking the company to the next level - a long career in management and finance in many global centres, a background in farming and machinery and an enduring passion for quality and service will all help underpin his success in taking over the helm. 
100% of DBJ staff have stayed on to work under Paul’s leadership so you can be assured of the same quality and dedication this team has always applied to your work.  We look forward to an exciting future working together and believe that this recent move will improve the customer experience for you while maintaining the exceptional quality levels the company has always been known for. We can’t wait to show you! 

‘Hungry Bin’ Worm Farm at DBJ
March, 2014
Jenni (Office Manager at DBJ) has recently researched worm farm requirements and been the key driver behind implementing the New Zealand designed ‘Hungry Bin’ worm farm at DBJ.  Now all staff compost eligible organic items and we’ve added this hardworking set of friendly worms to our environmental team!

Jenni and Hungry Bin

387 Tamaki Drive Shortlisted for World Architecture Festival
September, 2013

Ensuite bathroom 387 Tamaki Drive
Congratulations to Ian Moore Architects and Federal Group. We will be watching the judging process early in October with great interest.

DBJ is proud to have been closely associated with this project, delivering bespoke cabinetry and kitchens within the residential development.

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