Why buy radiata pine from New Zealand?
Because New Zealand’s climate and soil provide the perfect growing conditions for radiata pine. This guarantees you the very best possible quality timber on the market.
New Zealand radiata pine today also benefits from the successful genetic improvement which has increased its value and international reputation.
NZ radiata pine - strong and versatile
Radiata pine is a strong and very versatile timber that is widely used for a range of structural and decorative applications including framing, lining, glue laminated beams, veneer and plywood. When appropriately treated, it can be used for many exposed structural and non- structural applications.
It is easily treated and light, while still having good bending and strength properties, which is a real advantage for building and construction. New Zealand radiata pine is equal to most other softwood species used for similar purposes.
Other features of radiata pine are :
The future of New Zealand radiata pine
- good finish when cut and sanded
- Easy to nail but still holds nails well
- Paint and other coatings dry to a good finish
- Little 'resin bleeding' once dried
- Machines well and compares favourably with a variety of other internationally traded timbers
The importance of radiata pine to the New Zealand economy has encouraged scientists to work on improving its properties and increasing its versatility. Innovations such as wood hardening seek to overcome perceived performance weaknesses.
New Zealand Forest Research is also involved in tree breeding programmes aimed at increasing wood density and strength.