Windows and Doors – Classic

Have we mentioned kitchens? Just ask Kath… Kitchen.

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If you would like more than a few pictures to see what we are capable of, feel free to come in and we can show you.

The man, the legend, Lester Traue

About Traue

Traue Joinery a business that has been around since 1950. Currently rebuilt on the same site as the factory that burnt down in 1997, we can carry out any timber joinery work that is needed to complete your project.

Lester Traue started the business as a builder and joiner supplying timber windows, doors and kitchen fit outs for houses that he built. We have supplied joinery to out fit the Portside Hotel and kitchens to the units of Harbourview apartments, 21 individual designs.

We have a full time kitchen designer qualified with NKBA qualifications, Kath Kitchen.

Kath also manages the business and is currently the President of Gisborne Registered Master Builders keeping us up to date with current trends and requirements in the building industry. It is no surprise that we therefore can supply a full design and build service, co-ordinating all the sub trades involved in the alterations and installation of kitchens, bathrooms large and small, or any other projects.

What can we do for you?


We would like to think it goes without saying, but because there are so many cowboys out there, here are a few things we’d like you to be assured of when working with us.

There is no job that is too small whether it is replacing one window or supplying spare parts we will always be of service to you.
Safety is our top priority, you should always feel safe in your home.
Quotes are always no obligation and free.
Quality is of the utmost importance to us and hopefully to you to. Measuring to quote is free within the city boundary

Below is, in more detail, what we can provide, which is divided into different categories. If you are wondering what other items timber joiners make all you have to remember is anything that has timber - book cases, interior and exterior doors, vanities, you name it we can do it. Feel free to come in and talk to us, or lift up the telephone and give us a call.

New Timber Windows and Doors

We can help with the design of the windows and doors to best suit your home’s requirements.
We can help with selection of the various timbers available for windows and door construction.
Double glazing incorporating seals for weathersealing and draughts
Supply and installation.
Maintenance of your existing windows and doors.
Help with the choice of detailing and type of glazing.

Renovate Existing Windows and Doors to Double Glazing

Alteration of existing windows and doors to stop those draughts and increase your insulation.
Fitting of double glazed units using air, or argon gas to increase the insulation values.
Information on the choice of glass types for various situations.
We can increase the glazing platform in your existing windows and doors to take the extra thickness of double glazing.


Design, supply and install everything you could ever need.
During the the design phase we will assess your needs and work out the best solutions for you.
Help you make informative decisions on the many design details you’ll face.
Make sure you are 100% happy with your new kitchen.


Whatever is required to enable you to get from one floor to another without having to use a ladder.

Commercial fitouts

Counters, shelving, commercial fit outs all individually designed and installed or supplied to your builder