We are passionate about timber… and we would love to hear from you to discuss and advise on any timber related enquiries you may have. Please feel free to contact us or call to arrange a relaxed informal meeting at our yard.
We are based in Tauranga and work out of Carter Sawmills yard in Te Puna. This family owned sawmill has been operational here since 1947. We have been involved in demolition and timber recycling for nearly 25 years and produce a wide range of products from recycled timbers such as Kauri, Rimu, Matai and North American Oregon and now also from locally grown exotic timbers such as Redwood, Macrocarpa, hardwoods and Cypress.
Pretty much all of the products we produce are just not available at the large building retailers. We produce a unique range of timber products that personalize homes and fill living spaces with the character, warmth and beauty of natural timbers.
From a special rustic recycled Mantelpiece to an entire project lot of stunning natural timber - we make products that add value and style to your home and will set your living spaces apart from the rest.
Why Recycled Timber?
We are regularly dismantling and recycling buildings and structures that are up to and in excess of 100 years old. These old buildings yield magnificent timbers that have been “warehoused” for over a century and are perfectly seasoned providing dry, stable timber, often in large sizes.
A lot of the trees milled for building these early structures were only from the largest, straightest trunks selected from easy to get at lowland forest - most of which has now gone. The close growth rings, depth of colour and grain , coupled with the patina of aging and 100 years of use, produce an absolutely stunning timber resource for us to work with.
Each building yields timber with its own character - we harvest, sort, grade and process these timbers - whether it be for a deep rich rustic floor or gleaming paneled ceiling - we pride ourselves on being able to assess and specifically meet the requirements of each individual customer.
Environmentally sound resource.
New Zealands vast Native forests were decimated by early settlers . Around 2/3rds of these ancient forests were burnt to make way for towns and farming. The remaining 1/3rd is what was milled and utilized and what is left standing today. We believe that recycling this environmentally sound timber resource is in everybodys interest to help conserve our precious remaining forests and we are proud to be doing our bit.