John Fairweather Specialty Timber Solutions - Turning Trees into something special

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...use New Zealand-grown hardwoods

  • We specialise in quality hardwood solid timber flooring. We take logs and mill them carefully to produce stress relieved timber, then dry and machine the timber into specialty products. This comprehensive process requires skill and specialised machinery.


    • Bring your log or logs to me and I will mill them into whatever size timber you want.

    • My Wood-Mizer LT70 can cut slabs up to 700mm wide. The mill can handle logs up to 6m long and 1m in diameter.

    • This service costs $140 per hour or $2.50 per minute for shorter jobs.

    • Recent jobs include macrocarpa benchtops, railway sleepers cut for flooring, and sundry feature logs for joinery work.

    • Bring your timber to me and I will machine it into your required profile.

    • The Logosol planer moulder can produce a variety of machined timber.

    • I have some profile knives in stock and can have a knife for any profile prepared.

The log specifications are:

    • Small end diameter >40cm

    • Log length 3m

    • Average diameter 45cm but can take up to 1m

    • No branches, some small branch stubs acceptable.

    • Freshly felled/crosscut.

Main timber species:

    • Eucalyptus

    • Acacia

    • Poplar

    • Macrocarpa (cut to customers’ preferred size)

Machined timber:

    • Tongue and groove flooring

    • Parquet flooring

    • Skirting boards and mouldings.

Laminated timber:

    • Benchtops

    • Stair treads

    • Tables

Milled timber:

    • Outdoor above-ground use

    • Outdoor in-ground use (Ironbark)

    • Timber for fine furniture

    • Decking

    • Yard rails

    • Bridges.

...use New Zealand-grown hardwoods

John Fairweather Specialty Timber Solutions produces hardwood timber products from eucalyptus trees grown in Canterbury.

Yard Address: 162 Harleston Road, Sefton, North Canterbury

Phone number: 021 211 0705, 03 352 0447 evenings


Office Address: 180 Cavendish Road, Casebrook, Christchurch, 8051

All correspondence and small deliveries to the office at 180 Cavendish Road, Casebrook, Christchurch, 8051.

Directions from Christchurch:

North on Highway One, cross Ashley River, cross Saltwater Creek

Then take first on left, Broad Road

Take first right into Harleston Road

Directions from Amberley:

South on Highway One past Pukeko Junction Café

Take first on right, Harleston Road

Directions from Rangiora:

Go over the Ashley Bridge and right into Fawcett’s Road

Go to Sefton and proceed East on road to Amberley

As the main road turns to North, turn right over railway line into Harleston Road