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Special purpose sawmilling and timber processing since 1985

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Japanese Cedar paneling, fantastic value product.

New stock arrived for 2023. Japanese cedar all heartwood panelling. Ideal for saunas, sarking, soffits, and panelling. Mostly a nice tight knot grade, the odd loose knot This is 130 cover*9mm thick TGV reversible, has a bandsawn face and smooth back. Bargain price of $7.85 plus gst per lineal meter. There is 7.7 lineal meters […]

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Japanese Cedar shiplap 140*19. Sugi grown in Japan

Japanese Cedar shiplap 140*19. Sugi grown in Japan

Genuine japanese cedar, grown in Japan. Tight knot all heartwood shiplap cladding. Available in 3m and 4m lengths. Available in bandsawn face or smooth face. Perfect for “Shou-Sugi-Ban” projects. Or may be finished with conventional finishes. This is the only product that we import. It is a very good match for our sustainable NZ grown […]

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NZ Blackwood Feature Grade

NZ Blackwood Feature Grade

Feature Grade contains larger amounts of natural features such as bark pockets, knots, natural stains and pinholes. 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 grade in an ‘All Heartwood’ option. This still retains […]

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Price: $89 plus gst per m2



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