We aim to supply the building trade and home owner with quality Macrocarpa timber, professionally graded and machined to the highest standard. Be a builder that leads the way in "green" building in "sustainable" building  by using macrocarpa.

Architects, designers, and builders see MacDirect specifications on Productspec/Smartspec
  • MacDirect purchases quality purpose-grown plantation Cypress trees to facilitate production of high grade Macrocarpa.
  • Experienced operators select and grade this Macrocarpa for its' specific purpose.
  • Our machinist operates a modern Weining foursider/molder to produce all  standard profiles as well as specific requests.
  • With large drying sheds for seasoning timber together with dehumidifier/kiln, we carry large stocks of roughsawn timber ready for machining and dispatch. (contact us now)
  • With a purpose-built sawmill with large breakdown saw, breast-bench and modern horizontal and vertical bandsaws we produce any size needed.

*See "Where does macrocarpa fit in the NZ Building Code" for further info.

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MacDirect produces the full range of Macrocarpa timber products for your building requirements:

Post, Beams and Boards:
Rough sawn - (R/S)
Bandsawn 4 sides - (BS4S)
Dressed four sides - (D4S)
Plane & gauged - (PG)
Machine gauged - (MG)
Bandsawn face - (D3S(or TG&V) bandsawn face)
Panelling/Sarking - Tongue and Groove with V. - (TG&V)
Flooring/Overlay - Tongue and Groove - (T&G)
Cladding/Fascia - (all profiles available) dressed or bandsawn face
Joinery - interior architraves & special profiles can be supplied
  1. In general, a parcel of timber in any grade shall contain a range in quality, from the most defective piece permitted in that grade, to a piece which just fails to comply with the requirements of the next grade higher.
  2. When timber is visually graded, a reasonable difference of opinion between graders is recognized.  A maximum allowable inclusion of “Off Grade” or below grade of five percent (5%) in any parcel must be regarded as an acceptable allowable variation.
  3. It is advisable for all customers to be familiar with both the requirements of the NZ Building Code, those of the local approving authority and the terms and conditions their building consent is granted in regard to profiles, grades and fixing.
  4. It should be expected as a natural consequence of drying that knots (when present) may include seasoning checks or splits. 

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Macrocarpa grading guidelines
Clears: No knots. Mainly used in joinery
Weatherboard/Cladding grade: Tight knot (max 50mm), heart timber
Panel Grade: (PG) No 1. Tight knot  (flooring, panelling, sarking, joinery etc)
Heart No1 framing grade Structural beams, posts, framing, etc.strength rating - VSG6 H3.1 equivalent durability
Feature grade: Some bark-encased knots, loose knots & bark inclusion
Sleeper grade: Garden edging

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128c Mauku Road, RD3, Patumahoe

Pukekohe, South Auckland

Phone: 09 236 3727        Fax:  09 236 3427

Email: sales@macdirect.co.nz

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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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