Like 1000’s of other New Zealanders, you have come to the right place to find stunning low maintenance, durable reclaimed exterior and interior cladding which tells a beautiful story. Milled from reclaimed telephone poles and other reclaimed timbers (mainly heartwood containing no nasty CCA treatments), the cladding is machined into various New Zealand building code compliant profiles. The unique nature of these timbers (40+ years durability) can allow for zero ongoing oiling/staining maintenance whilst naturally ageing on-site if so desired. You can of course continue to oil the timber if you wish to keep the natural colour of the hardwood.
Our standard profiles have 115mm, 90mm, 65mm and 55mm cover (22mm thick for sawn and 21mm thick for dressed) – this is for all of our vertical / horizontal shiplap and bevelback weatherboards. Whether you are after a dressed face or sawn face, all have a similar price per m2 so it makes things nice and simple when it comes to selecting your preferred hardwood cladding option.
WHY HARDWOOD CLADDING OVER OTHER TIMBER OPTIONS?
Durability – our class 1 timbers have a 40+ year natural durability vs some other timbers that are only class 3 timbers with 7-15 years durability.
Virtually maintenance free – no need to keep oiling / staining once the cladding is installed like other timber products require. The only reason you need to oil / stain is to keep the colour.
Sustainable/reclaimed – the timber comes from reclaimed power-poles providing a very sustainable resource (125-150 lineal metres can be milled from every pole).
Superior performance – proven to perform exceptionally well in the harshest environments. Suitable for marine and sea spray zones – hardwood has been used for 100’s of years in marine environments and performs exceptionally well.
Cost comparative – when compared to the likes of western red cedar but without the ongoing maintenance price tag.
MIXED PALES – TALLOWWOOD MIX – 115mm COVER – DRESSED CLEAR OIL
SPOTTED GUM – 90mm COVER – CLEAR OIL
GREY IRON BARK – 115mm COVER – DRESSED CLEAR OIL
SAWN FACE – SMOKEY GREY OIL / TINT
SAWN FACE – DRYDENS BIRCH TINT – OVER 30 TINTS TO CHOOSE FROM
SAWN FACE – OBSIDIAN BLACK OIL / TINT
SAWN FACE HORIZONTAL – 115mm COVER – DRYDENS CLEAR OIL
MIXED HARDWOODS – SAWN FACE – NO OIL
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN THE HARSHEST OF ENVIRONMENTS: 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
“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.
We also offer a range of interior claddings from stunning rustic wharf flitches (190mm x30mm) through to the elegant lines of tongue and groove panelling / sarking.