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We freight nationwide. Deliveries to Auckland departing here every Thursday

Special purpose sawmilling and timber processing since 1985

See what our customers are saying………

Greg Neal….Blenheim….matai flooring
“…the 150 x 12 Matai overlay supplied by you turned out superbly.While we were concerned about possible shrinkage, after laying it turned out to be not a problem as it’s as tight today as when we laid it 18 months ago. Service and price were excellent and we found it easy to communicate our requirements. We would be glad to recommend SawmillDirect after our experience.”


Mark Hely….Dunedin….west coast cedar
“…having worked with NZ grown Western Red Cedar previously I decided this would be an attractive, affordable and durable cladding. We found ‘Sawmill Direct’ through the internet and made contact with Dave Hindman, who we found very helpful. He arranged a pack of dressed bevelback weatherboard to be machined and delivered to us here in Dunedin on a short lead time. The timber was exactly what I wanted and, more importantly, was true to profile with good straight lengths which made cladding a breeze.  As a result there was very little wastage. Oiling it with Dryden’s woodoil – Autumn colour – has resulted in great looking walls…” 


Gavin Martin….Hanmer Springs…timaru cedar weatherboards
“…In short I was very pleased with your very prompt service and I think I saved in the region of 6k by using your product. It came up very well giving a ‘rustic. but very classy look.

I wouldn’t hesitate to use you and your products in the future and would be happy to have anyone look at the product on the house.”


Andrew Jackson…..Dunedin…west coast cedar
“..Your cedar has turned out excellent, very little out of all the timber we had off you was defected, I used your weatherboards for architraves and skirtings as well as weatherboards, but other processed timber I used T & G to make my doors and 150 x 50 R/S cedar guaged down to make my doors frames and other structural work around the staircase.
Now the cedar has started to weather no splits or movement has been noticed, and as cedar is a stable timber it makes an ideal finishing grade even for fine work and areas that could get damp, for example bathrooms.
Overall I am extremely pleased with all the timber and service you gave me for my new home.”


Jim Kyle…..Rangiora…timaru Cedar
“..We found your service prompt and efficient. Sending a sample was a good idea and really helpful. The product arrived on time and was exactly as specified. We wouldn’t hesitate to do business with your company again.”


Dr Bruce Eyers…..Wanaka…west coast totara & cedar
“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.”


Anna and Andrew….Nelson…matai flooring
“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.”


Ian M..Timaru…..west coast cedar
“…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”.


Jos Berkeljon. CYB CONSTRUCTION LTD….west coast cedar
“…We have used finishing timber products from Hindman Smartsaw Ltd. & SawmillDirect for a number of our projects. Their pricing is competitive, product quality is good and their service is excellent. Products arrive on time, as promised, which is crucial in our industry.


Dinesh Chandra…Auckland…..Cedar Weatherboards and panelling
“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…”


Mark Stevens…Gisborne…matai flooring.
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.