Colour Clears grade has mostly uniform grain clearwood with no defects but features the dynamic contrasts of lighter sap-wood and darker heart wood colours. There may be some boards with very small features such as irregular grain, tiny knot or bark fleck, or minimal pinhole. This is available in both 130mm cover and 84mm cover […]
NZ Grown Blackwood Flooring
All our Blackwood is kiln dried, machined T&G and ready to lay. End matching is available on this product.
NZ Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) is a high-quality hardwood timber native to south-east Australia and established in NZ for well over 100 years. It is a very sought after timber for its rich dark colour and fine finish. Our Blackwood has been sustainably grown in the forests of South Westland New Zealand. These forests were established by the NZ Forest Service in the early 1980’s as a replacement species for the dwindling rimu supply. We produce and stock three grades: Heart Clears, Colour Clears and Feature Grade.
We have 2 sizes available in each grade. The wide 130mm boards and the narrower 84mm boards. The 84mm boards are more suitable for hot or demanding applications like rooms with underfloor heating. Standard thickness is 19mm.
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Why should you choose our solid flooring?
Need a thinner solid board as an overlay? We do have some stock of heart and colour clears in a more cost effective 12mm thickness, both 84mm and 130mm widths. These products are designed to be glued down over a solid base like concrete, plywood, chipboard or other solid existing floor. 12mm overlay products are not end matched. Please inquire….
Feature Grade contains larger amounts of natural features such as bark pockets, knots, natural stains and pinholes. All end matched for easy installation and low wastage. Feature grade may have surface voids that will need filling to achieve a perfectly smooth surface Available in both 84mm *19 and 130mm *19. We also offer this feature […]
This is our premium grade in NZ Blackwood flooring. It is the most uniform in appearance and has a rich dark color as it is all heart wood and mostly clear-wood free of defects. There may be some boards with minimal features such as irregular grain, knot or tiny bark flecks, minimal pinhole. Available in […]
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
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…
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.