Our stunning reclaimed cladding tells a beautiful story. Milled from reclaimed telephone poles (heartwood containing no nasty treatments), the cladding is machined into various New Zealand building code compliant profiles. The unique nature of these timbers (40 year plus durability) allows for a zero oiling / staining maintenance finish, naturally ageing on site if desired.


  1. RECLAIMED – the timber comes from reclaimed power-poles providing a very sustainable resource (125-150 lineal metres can be milled from every pole)
  2. VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE – no need to keep oiling / staining once the cladding is installed.
  3. DURABLE – the timber is a class 1 timber thus having 40 year plus durability (Cedar is a class 3 timber and naturally has 7-15 years durability)
  4. SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE – performs exceptionally well in the harshest environments.
  5. COST COMPETITIVE – when compared to the likes of Cedar.

There are 3 cladding finishes to chose from:

The cladding has also been tested in one of the harshest environments in New Zealand – Castle Hill – high up in the Southern Alps. Temperatures can reach 30 plus degrees in summer whilst reaching a chilly minus 8 degrees in winter. The performance of the timber is second to none and why it is now commonly used down in Central Otago replacing the likes of Cedar amongst other timbers.

“Martin and the team at LMA Timber were super easy to work with, right from the time we picked up the sample of timber at the Home Show. All the appropriate drawings and specifications we needed for consenting were supplied, and we were kept up to date with shipping details. We are delighted with how the reclaimed Australian hardwood that we have chosen for our home, compliments the surrounding hues of our iconic Alpine landscape perfectly.

Our builders were very excited to work with this beautiful product, and their workmanship has  enhanced every aspect of it. The arrival of our reclaimed hardwood onsite, created quite a stir amongst the neighbouring building sites. Smoko was brought forward, and the tradies congregated, to assess and admire this amazing product, with just a hint of jealousy. The density of this timber has increased our home’s thermal capacity, an excellent bonus in our alpine environment.” – Carol and Warwick Ferrier – Castle Hill

Reclaimed Random Width Vertical Shiplap Cladding – Karl Kitchen Build – Rolleston

“After meeting Martin from LMA Timber at the Christchurch Home show in 2018 and looking into reclaimed Australian hardwood cladding, we were never going to be using anything else. The look, durability, the fact that it is reclaimed timber and virtually maintenance-free had us completely sold on it. Now that it’s up, it looks spectacular and we have received many enquiries as to what this beautiful cladding is!”
Karl Kitchen, Senior Station Officer (Acting), Red Watch,Wigram Station.

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