Why Choose Timber

Why is timber cladding considered to be the cladding material of choice 
for residential and commercial building owners in New Zealand?

Benefits of timber weatherboards

  • The only cladding that comes from a renewable source (sun, CO2 and a small pine seedling is all it takes).
  • Fight climate change; one tonne of wood produced removes 1.7 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, all other building materials emit CO2 adding to global warming.
  • Manufactured in both solid and finger-jointed, plantation pine with a history of over 30 years of supplying the building industry in New Zealand.
  • Have an even longer history of usage in New Zealand, with native timber claddings on homes since the early days of colonisation, of course now being superseded by modern plantation pine claddings.
  • Durable product being treated with friendly Azole preservative (used in the pharmaceuticals industry), waxes and resins that enhance its protection and water properties.
  • Protected by an organic biocide treatment system so don't contain heavy metals and won't cause corrosion to nails and other fastening systems.
  • Defect-free, as kiln-dried timber has all defects removed prior to finger jointing, profiling and priming. 
  • Along with timber framed construction, create a light but strong seismic resistant home. Timber weatherboard is half the weight of fibre cement claddings.
  • Contribute to a warm and energy efficient home as timber is a non-conductor of heat.
  • Quick to install requiring no special tools, cutting equipment or fixing methods.
  • Cost-competitive, being approximately 17% cheaper per metre square installed (for a two-coat primed timber weatherboard) than similar fibre cement products.