Wholesale specialty timbers, direct from the sawmill

Special purpose sawmilling since 1985

Sawmill Direct - Special purpose sawmilling since 1985

At Sawmill Direct we specialise in top quality hardwood flooring & special purpose timbers. We will help you build a wonderful home for less $ using our locally produced timber products.

Buy ready-to-use specialty timber direct from the sawmill, and save on stunning blackwood, matai, or rimu wooden flooring, NZ-grown cedar weatherboards, Lawson cypress, Japanese cedar and Totara timber. We have been supplying high quality flooring, cladding and boatbuilding timbers for 30 years!

A luxurious timber finish for your new home could cost less than you think, with specialty timber at wholesale prices from Sawmill Direct. With ready-to-install matai or blackwood flooring, cedar and lawson cypress weatherboards, and wholesale native timbers available direct from the sawmill, why go anywhere else? We supply quality wooden floorboards and weatherboards anywhere in NZ, so it’s easy to get the look you want in your home at a great price.

Sawmilldirect has supplied authentic timber floorboards to hundreds of luxury builds all over NZ. No one ever regrets buying quality!

Check out our Trademe listings for one off deals and end of line specials here

Free NZ wide shipping into your nearest Toll depot on all Blackwood heart and colour TG flooring orders.


I found Dave to be good to deal with and reliable

I bought 2 lots of timber from Dave Hindman in Hari Hari about 2 years ago. The totara was a large quantity and was as described. It has made nice stairs treads, window sills and a front door and has been finished in Tung oil. I was also happy with the NZ grown cedar which was used as facings and oiled . I found Dave to be good to deal with and reliable.

Dr Bruce Eyers

Thanks for the timber – beautifully packaged up

Thanks for the timber – beautifully packaged up – Looks good and soon we will be able to begin getting this onto the floor. Thanks very much for your help and getting this to nelson for us. Cheers

Anna and Andrew

I have always found your timber to be of great quality

I have always found your timber to be of great quality, and the service and advice received to be of a high standard. I am always happy to recommend you to others with the sound knowledge that others will receive a quality product and service

Ian M..Timaru

I’m glad I found Sawmill Direct

I’m glad I found Sawmill Direct while building my house. My plans were to use pine weatherboards on my new house as cedar prices in Auckland were really expensive. I had a hassle free trade with Sawmill Direct. Timber was delivered on time and after looking at the quality of product, I decided to use more of it around the house and also ordered cedar panels for interior walls and ceilings. Thanks a lot to Sawmill Direct to help me achieve an expensive look for my place at a low budget price…

Dinesh Chandra

Just a note to thank you

Just a note to thank you for the 80 m2 0f Matai flooring you sent me. It is now laid and looks amazing in our new home. The comments we get when guests arrive is fantastic. I want to thankyou for holding this for us until we needed it, and organising delivery way up here in Gisborne. The quality of the timber was just as you stated to me. Once again thank you and will highly recommend your company to other people.

Mark Stevens

Latest Updates

New Jap cedar and NZ Western red cedar in stock for 2021. Blackwood flooring is in stock and ready for dispatch.

We have really good stocks now of japanese cedar panelling and sarking. NZ western red cedar is being sawn at the moment.

Blackwood flooring is getting well known as a fantastic flooring product. We have kiln dried flooring here ready for your project.

SawmillDirect Christmas shutdown.

Sawmill Direct is closed from 23rd December until Friday 29th January. For urgent orders and quotes please phone our office manager Alice Blacktopp 027 858 6972. Have a safe and happy xmas break!

Blackwood flooring range extended with 12mm solid overlay.

We are now producing solid backwood overlay flooring in the popular 12mm thickness, 2 widths 84mm and 130mm. Clean heart and clean colour available.

Post lockdown update…. Yes we are up and running, dispatching as normal.

The lockdown has been and gone, hopefully for good. We are a long established and well funded business with good stock levels ready to go!

Miro flooring now available…

Miro is a lighter alternative to rimu, matai or blackwood. It is a close relative of rimu and available in 130*19, 84*19, feature grade or colour clears grade.

New stock in for 2020.

We have just received our new Jap cedar paneling stock back from the machine shop, along with new 130mm kahikatea paneling. Beautiful light coloured native timber that will add an exclusive touch to your new home.

Sawmill Direct Xmas break…..

Sawmill Direct will be closed from Wednesday 18th December for the Christmas break. We will be opening again on Monday 13th January. Thanks to all our clients and log suppliers during the last year. Have a safe and happy xmas!

November update….

Jap cedar: This popular product should be back in stock by the end of the month.
Blackwood: We have lots of flooring in stock and ready to go, along with a new 130*9mm TGV reversible panel product.
We are now also producing blackwood flooring in a 12mm solid overlay. This gives a clean heart or colour floor at a much reduced price.

Feature grade Blackwood flooring is still currently on special….