A little bit of history about us

The original company was established in 1973 in Christchurch and has seen many changes in the carpet edging industry and reinvented itself to move with the times. Today, as we enter our 50th year, our mission is still to provide our customers with high-quality carpet edging and binding services with a personal touch. However, now our vision is to be the leading supplier of carpet edging solutions in New Zealand. And now, you know more about us, let’s talk in the present day.

Living in the present and the Carpet Binders team today 

Carpetbinders has evolved and grown over the decades, and today we offer our clients a variety of binding options, each with its own unique benefits, while always maintaining our focus on customer service. Our team is diverse and inclusive, and we are proud to have a workplace where everyone can feel comfortable being themselves, be it their ethnic background, disability, or age. We are committed to providing our clients with carpet edging solutions that meet their needs, and we look forward to continuing to serve them with our positive can-do attitude for many years to come.

The Carpetbinders team has an active interest in sustainability and conservation. We recycle plastic products where appropriate, for early learning education facilities and support the Kaiapoi East Residents Association in their pocket forest initiative, donating plant mats for moisture protection and providing labour for their planting days.

Meet the Team


Our grand master carpet binder Richard has been edging carpets for nearly 40 years since he left school. Within the flooring industry, he is highly respected for his skill set.

When not at work, Richard is an avid gardener and follower of the NZ Black Caps. He has never let his deafness hold him back and enjoys using modern advancements in technology for communication.


Our number 2 carpet binder, Mihaka enjoys the different aspects of his role and is precise in all that he does. He enjoys the variety of work. His strength is an asset for moving large carpet squares.

When not at work, Mihaka enjoys time with his young family, the great New Zealand outdoor lifestyle and following New Zealand’s favourite game Rugby. Mihaka has represented New Zealand in the Deaf All Blacks.



William is our number 3 carpet edger. He joins us with a background in the trades as a painter and decorator, giving him a highly trained eye for attention to detail and colour. In his professional career, William has not let his deafness stop him from achieving his goals.

William enjoys time with family and furthering his passion as a model train enthusiast when not at work.



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Hayden is our number 4 carpet edger and enjoys doing various work. Working with the team, who are predominantly deaf, where communication is not an issue, he believes, helps him to flourish as a valued team member.

When not at work, he enjoys cycling on the road and mountain biking in his spare time. He is actively involved in community events, managing sausage sizzles, and fixing computers. However, he is very passionate about playing on the Mircosoft Flight simulator game.


Our man on the road who does the pickups and deliveries assists customers in getting their mats to and from their car, Charlie is often complimented on his politeness and manners when dealing with customers.

When not at work, Charlie loves long walks on the beach with his dog and learning Italian cooking, a keen conservationist, ardent skier and snowboarder, who volunteers at Weka Pass Railway, which he has been doing for the last 7 years.



Our production manager sets up our production and is usually your first point of contact for our trade or retail customers. Andy’s expertise comes from his specialist background in strong wool and carpet production.

When not at work, Andy enjoys gardening and cooking. He also is looking to continue his global travels after a three-year hiatus. He has had three years to plan his trips aboard.



Marketing, Social Media and Website maintainer. Angela spends her time in front of the computer managing the company’s websites, and social media. She is adept at reading the trends in our specialist field and ensures we are consistent in brand presentation across the many platforms.

Angela enjoys reading, drawing, and playing video games when not at work.



Sales and marketing guru who actively seeks out new opportunities for the business and nurtures their fruition in a manner that serves the company and the people in the business. Michelle has over 40 years of experience in the carpet binding and rug industry. She has a diploma in interior design.

Michelle enjoys gardening, cooking, the odd round of golf and mountain bike riding when not at work.


The security and emotional support dog everyone adores. Gentle and soft in nature she is an ardent observer of the comings and goings of the business. Molly enjoys tummy rubs, head pats and cuddles. She likes playing fetch with a tennis ball, during the lunch break and practising her dog training ( a work in progress)

What our customers say about our service.

Polite and Helpful with Impeccable Service 

I wish to express my pleasure in dealing with this firm. The polite helpful staff did several jobs for us. We were pleased with their understanding of our requirements and the quality of their workmanship was impeccable.

Deanne and Gordon  F – Christchurch (04.2022)

Use our convenient pick-up and return delivery service or drop your carpet scraps off at our workshop located at Unit 14, No 37 Washbournes Rd, Sockburn  Christchurch.