Taun (Akwa)

Taun heartwood varies in colour from pink-brown, darkening with age. The grain is straight, occasonally interlocked and uneven.

Kwila (Merbau)

Kwila heartwood is yellow-brown to dark red-brown in colour. The texture is moderately coarse and grain may be straight or slightly interlocked. Yellow and dark coloured deposits are common feature of the wood.  It is non-siliceous, sometimes lustrous.  Timber ‘bleeds’ when wet.


Our outdoor timber range includes products for Radiata pine fencing, outdoor framing, retaining walls, and decking produced from numerous species. It is backed up by our extensive experience and knowledge to help you make the right choice.

Our products originate from various timber species, all displaying unique characteristics suited to a range of exterior applications.

We carry stocks of hardwood decking timber, including the popular and versatile Kwila. Eco-friendly options include the Saligna,or hardwood harvested from sustainable plantation forests; eco-friendly Vitex, Rosawa (Fijian Teak) and Fijian Mahogany from the islands, as well as treated Radiata Pine.

Fijian Mahogany

Mahogany is a pinkish to pale brown with reddish brown streaks, becoming more uniform on exposure. Sapwood is light pink to yellow brown and grain wavy to inter locked.


Vitex is a creamy grey heartwood with a fine even txture. Freshly sawn boards have leathery odour and the timber is greasy to touch.


The colour ranges from light to dark red and the grain is usually interlocked , on occasions its straight. The texture is course. To facilitate drying the timber is always quarter sawn.


Jarrah is a native to South Western Australia, it is a heartwood with a rich dark brownish red colour. It can have a straight or interlocked grain with an even medium coarse texture. One of world’s most durable timbers.


Raidata is the most readily available timber in New Zealand. The heartwwod is light brown to yellow and sapwood white to pale yellow with wide distinguishable growth rings. Used for a wide variety of applications.

Damanu (Fijian calophyllum)

Heartwood is light reddish-brown. Texture is intermediate to coarse and the grain is generally interlocked.


Rosawa is a pale yellow brown colour, teak like timber from Fiji. The texture is fine with slightly interlocked grain. Rosawa is a very stable timber.