We work with you to create a kitchen that works for you

We all live in different homes, have different needs and dream different dreams. This is why not two of our kitchens are the same. We’ll work with you to make sure the kitchen you get is not just a kitchen, but just what you’re looking for.

Julia Shuttleworth

Managing partner

With over 2 decades in the design industry, 18 years in kitchens and hundreds of completed projects Julia’s experience and understanding of functionality and space is extensive. Julia says “My focus is always first and foremost to make the kitchen work and function like a dream. It is a space that is used every day and needs to be efficient and well thought out. Once we have this we make it beautiful”.

Phil Shuttleworth

Managing partner

With an extensive background in project management and completing his training to become an installer with Häcker, Phil knows the Hacker system inside out. His cool, calm persona and can-do approach, helps with dealing with the various personalities and trades on site. Phil’s highlight of his week is handing over a completed kitchen to a happy client.

Chris Marais

Head of installations

Chris is a passionate kitchen installer with 17 years of experience coming from a Joinery and building carpenter background with 11 years of that being in the kitchen industry. Chris loves seeing an empty space go from nothing to a beautiful kitchen and giving the client a stress-free professional experience.

Trudy Hedges

Head kitchen designer

A qualified Interior Designer, having worked in various fields of design for the past 18yrs. She has such a passion for kitchen design, transforming a number of kitchens and other areas into stunning environments. It is not only about the design aesthetic, but the functionality and the overall use of space. Making it work for her clients, achieving their vision is important.

Meliza Deocales

Head kitchen designer

Mel works closely with clients to help them articulate their vision for their kitchen. With a thoughtful approach, extensive design know-how and meticulous attention to detail she crafts the beginnings of a solution. To finish, she brings together exciting and different materials forming bespoke spaces that perfectly suit her clients’ brief and style.

Sandra Segurado

Head kitchen designer CKDNZ

Originally from Spain, Sandra brings a European flair to the team. With over 8 years designing kitchens in NZ, and a background in Interior Design, she has strong industry knowledge. She enjoys taking on board her clients’ needs to create beautiful bespoke kitchens that stand the test of time. Eager to always learn and keep up to date professionally, she also holds a current Certified Kitchen Design qualification.

Are you a kitchen enthusiast like us?

We’re always happy to hear from people with passion for great design, quality craftsmanship and flair for a good customer experience. Send us your CV (PDF, please) if you’re keen to join our team!

Julia worked with us and took into account our wants and needs and prepared a few design concepts integrating both the functionality and the aesthetics of the kitchen all whilst blending the colours in with the rest of the house. We were quite pedantic about design details and Julia was very accomodating in making changes and also making suggestions for improvements.

After our dealings with her and seeing the quality of the Hacker kitchens first hand, we were convinced that we should get Julia to price the final design on a supply and install basis. The resultant cost was market competitive and hence we decided to give the full contract to Julia. She also coordinated and sourced all whiteware, plus the stone for all bathrooms, laundry and other cabinet tops and fire hearth.

They willingly stored all the cabinetry until our new build was ready for the installation. The product was installed professionally by Phil and his team and to a very high standard and we are thrilled with the final result and we get many positive comments from visitors.

We certainly would not hesitate in recommending Julia, Phil and their team to anyone requiring a new kitchen.

— Martin Chichester

Rooted in German craftsmanship

In 1898 Hermann Hacker founded his carpentry company in Rodinghausen, Germany. Today, Hacker’s carpentry has grown into the state of the art factory where all our kitchen components are manufactured.

If you are curious to know more about Hacker Germany and our production site, visit haecker-kuechen.de