Reclaimed & Sustainable Architectural Hardwood

Welcome to LMA Timber

We are a family-owned business and the largest, most reputable supplier in New Zealand of recycled, reclaimed, and sustainably sourced Australian Hardwood. Each week, we import just over 24 tonnes of products, encompassing cladding (all standard profiles), decking, structural beams/posts, flooring, landscaping / wharf / jetty timbers and more. We carry a large range of stock in our extensive warehouse of cladding, decking along with Aged – As Is ex wharf hardwood.

Being an NZIA approved CPD provider and a National Partner of ADNZ, our commitment to sustainability is unwavering. We strive to set the standard as both a supplier and educator. Collaborating with esteemed Australian Hardwood suppliers, both locally and in Australia, we contribute to their numerous accolades for delivering high-quality reclaimed and sustainable timber products, some of which are certified by FSC and PEFC.

Mixed Hardwood Species Sawn Cladding - No ACQ

Mixed hardwoods - Sawn face

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  • We fulfil over 80% of New Zealand’s demand for Australian hardwood, catering to a diverse clientele ranging from retail customers, architects, builders, councils, and building merchants. Setting us apart, we are the only hardwood supplier in New Zealand with a dedicated showroom and ample warehousing space.
  • Our extensive on hand stock which includes cladding, decking, and flooring allows for swift delivery, often within the next day. With weekly container shipments exceeding 24 tonnes of hardwood products, we offer heightened confidence in meeting your building program requirements.
  • Minimal deposit and zero deposits on orders up to $25,000 if going via a merchant. We also provide comprehensive marine insurance, covering your order from our mills in Australia to its arrival at your site.
  • To ensure your satisfaction, we offer free samples delivered anywhere in New Zealand upon request.
  • Distinguishing ourselves further, we boast the most extensive range of Australian hardwood species among all suppliers in New Zealand. Our strategic partnerships with some of the largest mills in Australia grant us unparalleled access to a robust hardwood supply.
  • LMA Timber is a family owned / operated business started in 2018 by Martin & Helena Thompson along with their two boys aged 4 and 2. In 2019 a 50% stake was sold to the Caldwell Group (which includes ITM Dyers Road, VIP Frame n Truss, VIP Insulation along with other businesses). This longstanding reputation instills confidence in customers, assuring them they are engaging with a trusted and quality-focused business.
  • Lastly, we pride ourselves on delivering expert advice and exceptional customer service. Throughout the entire process, from initial contact to timber delivery, our dedicated staff located across New Zealand, supported by an efficient operations and logistics team, ensures clear communication and peace of mind, allowing you to track your order every step of the way.

Price Guarantee Peace of Mind

We have unprecedented access to a wide range of suppliers in Australia which ensures we can achieve the most competitive pricing for our clients.  Should you find the same stocked item with a competitor we will not only match the price but beat it also. Terms and Conditions apply.

LMA Timber is passionate about sustainability and provides an alternative range of timber products for the construction industry. We work alongside some of the most reputable and experienced Australian Hardwood suppliers in Australia, all who have won numerous awards for their continued vision to deliver quality reclaimed and sustainable timber products including FSC and PEFC certified.

In October 2019, LMA Timber teamed up with the Caldwell Group who own ITM Dyers Road, VIP F&T, VIP Structural Steel to name a few. This expertise and unrivalled experience (over 40 years) provides the business with an established platform that strengthens our position in the market to provide the best possible value and service to our customers. We are considered to be the largest, most cost effective and trusted supplier of reclaimed and sustainably sourced Australian hardwoods in New Zealand.

Based in Christchurch, we are the only Australian hardwood supplier to have a purpose built showroom/office and warehouse facility carrying various stock items along with a showroom in Auckland shared with High Performer Building. It is a fantastic space where clients from all over New Zealand come to view our extensive timber options. where clients from all over New Zealand come to view our extensive timber options.

At the inception of LMA Timber, we recognised that with 62% of all land waste being from the construction industry, our hardwood timbers provided a solution that is sustainable whilst also ensuring a high-quality product. All of our timbers, both sustainably sourced (certified) and reclaimed meet New Zealand industry quality standards which are certified with both kiln dried and fumigation certificates.


At LMA Timber, our mission is to empower and educate our customers on responsible hardwood sourcing, advocating for both sustainability and the use of reclaimed materials.

As industry leaders, we are dedicated to providing expert knowledge and unparalleled customer service, ensuring a seamless experience for those who share our values of quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

Together we are conscientiously building a better planet.

Our large selection of reclaimed Australian hardwoods are produced from milling old wharf / bridge beams, telephone power poles, and warehousing timbers etc. The resulting products are unique because not only are they reclaimed, they are the hardest and most durable timbers in the world used for both interior and exterior finishes.

We also offer a wide selection of sustainably sourced (new) hardwood options.  This timber comes with either FSC or PEFC certification.

“On behalf of Stantec and Tasman District Council I would like to say thank you for the great service provided regarding the procurement of hardwoods from Australia.

The fendering upgrade at Port Tarakohe is soon to start and we appreciate the quality of the materials provided on time and within budget. Moreover, we value the constant and clear communication throughout the procurement process.

We look forward to working with you again in future projects.”

Julio Marquez | Stantec and Tasman District Council

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