The art of fretwork began more than 3000 years ago with fretted inlays on furniture in Egypt. It has been popular in North America and Europe from the mid 1800’s until today. Fretwork of the 1800’s and early 1900’s was manufactured by hand with hand fretsaws or foot-powered scroll saws. Nowadays, a high proportion of our fretwork components are manufactured on a CNC machine, providing consistent and accurate results every time. Brackets and fretwork are available in many different styles and sizes to fit your architectural design. We also offer an ability to manufacture ornate brackets or fretwork based on an existing design or we can custom design one for you. These provide the finishing touches on your new build or renovation project.

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Craftbuilt are artisans of wooden masterpieces, creating high-quality fitments for residential, commercial and corporate projects all over New Zealand.

Passion with experience, established in 1992, Craftbuilt is a 100% New Zealand owned and operated family business.

“We love working with wood… the smell, the texture; every piece is different… it’s clean, renewable, and environmentally friendly.”

The Craftbuilt founder, a builder by trade, entered the market manufacturing reproduction fitments for character homes in 1992. Now, with a combined experience of over 170 years, the team at Craftbuilt continues to grow and learn every day. We specialise in re-creating authentic replicas of unique fitments for that focal point in your home. Our craftsman joiners have the patience and attention to detail that allows us to offer a full custom manufacturing service.

We select the best timber available and can manufacture in any species to suit your project.