Macrocarpa is the structural timber of choice for architects, designers, builders and home owners for its aesthetic qualities, durability and strength. Macrocarpa is increasingly popular for "exposed" decorative beams and posts or for wall framing. 
MacDirect can produce beams of your choice up to 8.5mtrs long. We have supplied beams 400 x 200 in dimension. 

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Natural wooden beams supplied to an upmarket resort

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  • See Productspec/ Smartspec when specifying MacDirect timbers
  • Beams charged on a selected length bases
  • Bandsawn (BS4S) or dressed (D4S) finish.
  • MacDirect grades all beams as No.1 structural grade , giving a strength rating of VSG6 (under stress testing has proved to meet SG8 standard)
  • Heart Macrocarpa is rated as similar natural durability as H3.1 treated pine.
  • Not recommended  for inground use.
  • Not in "acceptable solutions" NZ Building code,50 year life,  for structural use where directly exposed to weather .  (it is allowable to use macrocarpa where exposed, by requesting a 15 year lifespan. The beam or post, needs to be visible for inspection, and can be replaced easily.)      

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  • NZ Building Code Macrocarpa can be used structurally internally
  • It has a natural durability equivalent to H3.1
  • MacDirect has supplied many houses totally framed with Macrocarpa for those who wish to live in a chemical-free environment
  • We will supply a producer statement where requested for Building Regulation purposes
  • MacDirect structural timber meets the grading standards of No.1. structural grade.  This gives it a strength rating of VSG6 for engineering purposes. 

Beautiful exposed Macrocarpa beams stained grey

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Showing Beams blonded, oiled, Purpose bandsawn (B/S) beams cut to order, can be dressed four sides (D4S), beams ready for dispatch

For Information on Beams & Structural Timber
Phone: 0800 024317


128c Mauku Road, RD3, Patumahoe

Pukekohe, South Auckland

Phone: 09 236 3727        Fax:  09 236 3427


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