SPECIAL QUALITIES OF MACROCARPA

  • Macrocarpa is classified as a Cypress in the building code and is used extensively for exterior cladding/weatherboard.  Macrocarpa has a proven natural durability without any chemical treatment.  MacDirect gives a producer statement with exterior cladding stating it is produced from heart material.

  • Classed as moderately durable, Macrocarpa has a natural resistance to fungus, rot, and insect attack therefore needs NO chemical protection when used according to NZ Building Code.

  • Has very good and consistent engineering qualities with strength rating similar to radiata pine.  Therefore used extensively for solid wood beams, posts and framing.

  • A light honey brown in colour that has lustre when dressed.  Sought after for decorative appeal in building, for exposed beams, panelling/sarking., fascia/cladding, joinery or pergolas.

  • Easily worked.  Used extensively in the joinery, furniture, and boatbuilding trades.

  • Has a low shrinkage factor from green sawn to dry.  Tangential Direction 3.3%. Radial 1.6%.

  • A very pleasantly scented wood.

  • Macrocarpa can be left to 'season off' to a distinctive silver/grey or readily accepts being painted, oiled or stained.

  • Macrocarpa is a softwood notable for having minimal sapwood.

 

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ABOUT US
Murray Grant began the business in Whangarei in 1993 with a specially imported horizontal bandsaw. Today MacDirect would be the largest supplier of building grade Macrocarpa/Cypress in New Zealand
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Phone:   0800024317
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Email:    sales@macdirect.co.nz
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