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We freight nationwide. Deliveries to Auckland departing here every Thursday

Special purpose sawmilling and timber processing since 1985

Sawmill Direct - Special purpose sawmilling since 1985

Tailored timber solutions ready to use, direct from the sawmill



We ship nationwide using Team Global Express

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I found SawmillDirect to be good to deal with and reliable

I bought 2 lots of timber from Sawmill Direct 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

Locally grown Western red cedar is now in stock. Heres a pic of some of the air drying stock.

We have packs coming out of the kiln every week and available for machining to your requirements.

Great product for cladding, weatherboards, shiplap etc


Western red cedar back in stock. Xmas holiday hrs…….

We are currently cutting some really slow grown WRC from mahinapua forest. This is the best quality cedar we have seen for some time, 80 yr old trees and the first of this will be dry and ready for machining by late FEB 2024. We are taking orders now for this stock, all products ex 150*25 and 200*25.
We are closing for the xmas holidays from Wednesday 20th December and will be reopening for timber dispatching from Monday 15th January.

We wish all of our customers and suppliers a safe and happy holiday season!!


Lawson cypress is back in stock, logs arriving daily

We are now taking orders for this hard to get cladding product.

Cost effective solid macrocarpa TG flooring and weatherboards now in stock.

A new product for May 2023. We have a FSC certified log supply for this and it will complement our solid NZ Blackwood and native flooring products.
Japanese cedar still selling fast. New stock arriving regularly

Genuine Japanese cedar/Sugi in stock

New stock of imported japanese cedar due in soon. Our own local Blackwood flooring is in stock and ready to go. More Macrocarpa is due out of the kiln this month and is available for cladding and panelling.

Sawmill Direct 2022 Christmas hours

Sawmill Direct will be closed for dispatching from Friday 23 December until Friday 13th January. The office will be open for quoting and correspondence from Monday 9th Jan, and for dispatching and timber sales from Monday 16th Jan.

We wish all our clients and families a safe and happy xmas.  Thanks for your business and see you in the new year!

November update:

New stock of imported japanese cedar due in on 17th November. 150*25 and 150*50 cladding stock is available. Macrocarpa stock is due out of kiln this month and blackwood flooring is out the door as fast as we can get it back from the machine shop. We have completed our new blackwood flooring cut at the sawmill and this stock is all in strip being air dried.

September update….

Hardwood flooring is still our focus this month as we complete our latest blackwood cut. We have lots of high quality flooring stock drying and getting machined in September. Japanese cedar stock is coming through regularly and we also have packs of lawson cypress and macrocarpa coming out of the kiln.