How it all began
easycraft commenced in 1986 based on the need for a product that could provide an alternative to the original timber vertical joint planks used in the construction of Queensland Homes built between 1870 and 1920. Renovators wanted to keep the authentic look of the original Queenslander but use a product that would overcome the many shortcomings and inconsistencies of the timber plank. easycraft began manufacturing (by hand) a VJ panel that was quicker and easier to install, based on a more durable substrate, had clean grooved lines and included a patented hidden joining system.
Since that humble beginning they have continued to develop stylish, innovative products to meet the ever changing market needs for homes and commercial buildings across New Zealand.
What’s happening today
The current range of products still provide for the renovation of historical buildings but also include products that are applicable to today’s design and construction requirements. Products that are versatile, being suited to a wide variety of applications, including commercial, hospitality, government, retail and residential.
At easycraft, we believe no project is too large or too small to take advantage of the versatility that our products can deliver; from the largest commercial projects to the smallest boutique jobs, our team is committed to providing outstanding, fuss-free service and advice. We have a long history of working with Architects, Designers and Specifiers to create and tailor bespoke products to meet their unique requirements.
With easycraft, it is easy to create beautiful spaces with our comprehensive range of wall and ceiling panelling.
easycraft is committed to providing products that use environmentally sustainable timbers, sourced using best practice management systems, comply with national construction building codes.
Ease of Installation
easycraft’s easyjoin system provides a means to join one board to the next easily and seamlessly. The easyjoin system allows you to install your selected profile with no sign of interruption. easycraft panels are easy to install, so much so that we have significant popularity among DIY home improvers. Within commercial projects, it can be installed by one of the following contractors; Carpenter, Plastering Contractor or Joinery Contractor.
Easy to Finish
easycraft panels come pre-primed (using a commercial grade primer) ready for final coat application, effectively reducing labour time on-site by up to a third. easycraft offer other alternative finishing options, including a clear and white wash lacquer coat, ready to install
Tough and Impact Resistant
Out performs plasterboard for impact resistance and abrasion. easycraft panels are 300% more impact resistant than standard plasterboard and 50% better than impact resistant plasterboard which makes easycraft panels an ideal choice for use in; corridors, foyers, classrooms, offices, retail (shops and restaurants), games rooms and garages.
easycraft panels provide the natural feel of timber without the defects, imperfections, knots and grain inconsistencies. easycraft panels are manufactured with a consistent density, thickness, width and length, and are suitable for use with fixing nails and countersunk screws. The panels can be loaded with significantly more weight than plasterboard. With easycraft easyjoin system and the very nature of our panels, they will not become brittle or crack over time. easycraft panels will stand the test of time and movement, and will not require patching and painting in the distant future.