About Us

We believe high grade Macrocarpa/Cypress has a significant and growing contribution to offer the home building industry both in NZ and overseas.


macdirect pictures 086 1-881Murray Grant began the business in Whangarei in 1993 with a specially imported horizontal bandsaw.  We soon realised the commercial potential for Macrocarpa/Cypress when it was graded and sawn to a consistent standard.  With demand increasing rapidly, a larger sawmill was purchased in Patumahoe, Franklin in 2003. Today MacDirect is the largest supplier of building grade Macrocarpa in the North Island.

Additional to the sawmill, we also have onsite; dry sheds, a dehumidifier/kiln, and a modern moulder/4 sider. We are proud that 90% of MacDirect logs are sourced from plantation grown Cypress, which enables production of the highest quality graded timber.

MacDirect has a dedicated team of workers and the key personal have been with Murray for several years. 

Office Manager Cindy Hickmott, who handles accounting and, administration and assist with sales. Cindy will often be the first contact you have through email or phone. 

Sales and Marketing Manager, Scott Kelso. Scott is new to Macdirect and has 20 years in commercial and corporate "production" environments. Scott's role is to increase awareness around the quality MacDirect Mac we now offer the building industry.

Our Expert Machinist Operator for our Moulder 4 Sider is Redi Wagendra.

MacDirect also own retail online store selling kitset raised gardens and tables urbanmac.

  • Leading Timber Merchant
  • Outdoor Kitset Product Supplies
  • MacDirect Mac Chip, Sawdust,
  • Shavings and Firewood
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
Phone:   0800024317
Fax:       09 236 3427
Email:    sales@macdirect.co.nz
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