Affordable, eco-conscious, naturally resistant to decay, and incredibly stable
New Zealand Redwood tops traditional cladding choices, like American, cedar in all the ways that really matter.
Imported as seeds from California decades ago, Redwoods are now among New Zealand’s most cherished and distinctive trees. For over 20 years now, the folks at Land Milling have been working with NZ local timber - crafting stunning, durable materials that feature in Kiwi homes all across New Zealand. Discover a little more about our story here, and find out whether Redwood is right for you.
Our New Zealand Redwood
When it comes to finding a NZ based timber that’s perfect for cladding and weatherboards, you can’t go past Redwood.
For a start, it’s famously one of the most stable timber choices, which means there’s very little movement in the wood once your house is built. but that’s not the only reason to be tempted by Redwood. As an American cedar alternative, Californian Redwood is more sustainable (smaller carbon footprint and more eco-friendly) and the heart wood requires no chemical treatment to protect it from insects and the elements. Learn more about which kind of Redwood is best for you - Land Milling has options for everyone.
Nick Ashmore’s first experience with saw milling couldn’t have been more grassroots Kiwi: living on a Waikato farm, helping his Dad mill some trees for the neighbours.
Over the next couple decades, Nick perfected his craft. He grew to specialise in native timber, before pivoting to Californian Redwood: supplying Kiwis with beautiful local timber that stands the test of time. Today our team has grown a little, but our bedrock values of quality materials and craftsmanship are exactly the same.