Crafting dream homes: Timber Tru

If home renovation is on your New Year’s resolution list, go easy on yourself and find a craftsman who can take care of windows and doors, kitchens, vanities and wardrobes in one easy stroke.

Find a joiner that has been in the trade for 32 years, and who works with a small team that makes client satisfaction their goal. Choose a joiner whose skill is a bit of a well-kept secret in the local building trade. In fact, go straight to Timber Tru and talk to Tony van der Plas about your 2022 project.

Tony leads a small team who cover the gamut from a total renovation job to a bespoke vanity or wardrobe. “We really do offer everything you need in joinery,” says Tony. “Probably half of our business is replacing or replicating character wooden windows and doors, and the other half is creating brand new kitchens, bathroom joinery and wardrobes.” The company’s website photos are testament to the sheer range of joinery skills the team have at their fingertips.

Clients find their way to Timber Tru through word of mouth. Tony and his team are destination joiners for both in-the-know private clients and builders.

“We frequently replace older windows, and create windows to suit character homes where the owners are extending, or adding on,” says Tony.

They also make wooden French doors and bi-folds to match existing windows and doors. A current project involves creating five large double hung sash windows for the Cotters building in High Street. “It is an historic façade, and recreating those authentic details is a passion for us,” says Tony.

Jobs come in from Banks Peninsula, Ohoka, and Rangiora as well as Christchurch.

“We’re busy,” says Tony, “but I’m really happy with the size of our business at the moment because it means we can focus on crafting bespoke pieces that give us great satisfaction and our clients a lot of joy.”

Now is an ideal time to bring those ill-fitting and damaged doors and windows to the attention of Tony and his team. They’ll have them working perfectly and looking beautiful before winter sets in.

Tony does have one piece of advice for character home owners. “It would be really great if people would begin their repairs before things get too bad. It is rewarding for all if we can repair and restore, rather than needing to start from scratch with a door or window.”

Whether you are looking for a total renovation job or a small fix, join those in the know and talk to Tony at Timber Tru.

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