Meet our Design Team
“The Cooper Webley Experience”
At Cooper Webley we understand the expectations of our clients & the intricate detail that kitchen design requires. We provide extensive knowledge and experience to meet each client’s needs and aesthetic preferences.
We are here for you through-out the kitchen design journey to make your special space uniquely customised for you & your family’s lifestyle.
Make a showroom appointment or book a site visit with one of our designers and we can start planning your project.
Meet Craig – Our head designer. Craig brings 18 years of industry experience and passion for good design and challenging materials.
Craig has swept up many awards over the years including this year and last years’ “Best Kitchen” & “Best Bench Top” in the Regional Master Joiner Awards.
He constantly challenges himself and delights his clients with his original and dynamic designs. He loves to explore lighting and creating the perfect atmosphere for entertaining and relaxing in.
Craig’s clients know he listens, cares and can deliver a design with the greatest consideration and flare, making the spaces he designs a joy to live, work and socialise in.
His enthusiasm for new innovative solutions and exceptional attention to detail makes Craig the perfect mentor and leader in our design studio.
We are absolutely thrilled and super proud of Craig being accepted to join the Certified Designers Society in 2020. Craig is the only designer in the top of the South Island to be awarded this qualification, so having Craig as part of our design team is very special. This has been a long-term goal for Craig and is a well deserved acknowledgement that compliments his years of experience and skill in kitchen design.
Meet Hannah, a key member of our design team. Hannah has been with us now since 2018 and brings energy and passion to her designs. Hannah loves to work with colours and regularly challenges her clients to think outside the square – proven by her award for “Best Use of Colour” in the 2020 Joinery and Design Awards (JADA).
In 2019, Hannah was also awarded a Judges commendation in recognition of her design work. This is a true reflection of Hannah’s talents as a designer.
Meet Fiona, our well-travelled designer who brings her nomadic journeys and discoveries to her designs. With an education in art and interior design, she combines her love of colour, texture and details in her spaces. Fiona is the Cooper Webley “handle” go-to girl, with an enthusiasm for the “jewellery of the kitchen” and sourcing the latest products to finish your design.
Fiona is in her second year of studying for her Diploma in Kitchen Design through NKBA has a thirst for knowledge and passion for design.
Fiona was born in Nelson and grew up with many kitchen influences with her father being a plumber and parents building and decorating several homes. Studying “Textiles and Mixed Media” at NMIT gave Fiona a great understanding of woods, plastics, metals, fabrics, colour theory and the all-important design principles.
Our Design Team – Professionally Led by our own CDS
What is a CDS?
A Certified Kitchen (CDS) or Bathroom Designer is a professional who is qualified by education and experience to research, design, plan and supervise the installation of your kitchen and/or bathroom project. Whether it is a renovation or a new build, a Certified Designer will help you achieve your dreams.
Once a designer has completed and passed the required level of the NZQA National Diploma in Kitchen Design qualification, they may apply to become a Certified Designer with the Certified Designers Society. These credentials are internationally recognized and acknowledge a minimum of four years design industry experience.
Alongside having met the criteria to become a Certified Kitchen or Bathroom Designer, Certified Designers also actively participate in on-going Professional Development by learning about the newest available products, design solutions, building regulations and design trends which give the consumer – you – the benefit of knowing you are working with a certified professional in the industry.
Selecting a Certified Kitchen or Bathroom Designer ensures you the highest degree of professional help for your project. Working with your personal needs, a Certified Designer will design the most functional and aesthetically pleasing arrangement for your space.
Craig Hooper of Cooper Webley – Nelson’s only CDS qualified Designer!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Phone or visit us to make a no-obligation consultation with one of our designers, where you will get an overview of the steps in the process.
Are you a Kitset Kitchen Manufacturer?
No. To achieve a personalised, stylish, well planned kitchen, all our kitchen joinery is custom made to suit your individual needs.
Is getting a new kitchen as stressful as I have heard?
Not at all. With the vast experience of our designers and the expertise of Cooper Webley joiners – you can sit back, relax and watch it all happen. A large portion of our work comes from repeat clients and client referrals, so you can rest assured, you are dealing with a reputable company.
How much will a kitchen cost?
Because all kitchens are unique and vary so much in design, style, materials and accessories, we choose to work within your budget.
How long does it take?
Choosing your kitchen design may require one or several visits with our designers. After completing our design service, we endeavour to work with you within your timeframe.
I am confused, there are so many options?
Don’t be!!! Come and see us in our showroom, and we’ll help you find the best option for you.
Who helps me with the design?
We offer a design service with one of our experienced in-house trained and qualified designers. Call for a no-obligation appointment.
I live in a difficult location – does this matter?
No. With creative thinking, we can get our joinery supplied and installed in any situation.
Do you only supply new kitchens or can you help me renovate my kitchen?
No, we can help with any kitchen renovation, whether it be a new build, kitchen reface or even a few new kitchen cabinets to add to the existing layout, we can make you a custom made kitchen to your exact requirements.