Go hard when it comes to timber: LMA Timber

Recycled Australian hardwood timbers bring something truly special to a building project. Whether you’re going for a rustic, natural look or something with a dressed finish, the versatility of these hardwoods is impressive, and on display at the LMA Timber showroom in Christchurch.     And the beauty of these timbers is more than superficial, […]

Restoration Men: D J Morrison

One of the most precious family traditions is that of handing down treasured pieces through the generations, and although the odd chip or scar is also part of its history, what a gift it is to receive that heirloom piece in near mint condition.   Third generation furniture makers and restorers D J Morrison Ltd […]

Beautiful timber furniture: Gavin Cox Furniture

Bespoke signature pieces make a house a home and, in that arena, Cantabrians are lucky to have ready access to a nationally renowned furniture craftsman, right here in Sydenham.       From a new showroom at 19 Elgin Street, Gavin Cox Furniture produces beautifully crafted furniture fit for the best homes. If it can […]

Tru timber never lies: Timber Tru

Not having enough storage space, having the wrong kind of storage space, the wrong shape or size can be one of the most frustrating things in your home or business. Stop pulling your hair out and have a chat to Tony van der Plas at Timber Tru.     He says they’ll come up with […]

Tree-mendous mill: Loburn Sawmill

Timber; its versatility is unsurpassed and it is tasked with everything from keeping us warm in winter to forming the very framework from which we build our homes.   But our love of timber is based on so much more than its aesthetic value. Of course, it looks good, but it’s also strong, long-lasting, durable […]

Putting the health in homes: Health Based Building

The goal of a healthy home is everywhere these days, and it’s both an essential and admirable one for the building industry. But what does it really mean?     Usually, boxes are considered ticked by stepping up energy efficiency through insulation, and reducing moisture in the home, often through heat exchange systems. At Health […]

Natural instinct: Kiwi Wood Company

Using recycled timbers, The Kiwi Wood Company creates bespoke indoor and outdoor furniture, directly from its Canterbury workshop.     With a focus on sustainability, designer and builder Kieran Thompson sources wood locally to produce everything from coffee tables, TV cabinets, plant stands and photo frames, to bar leaners, stools and dining tables with bench […]

Prestigious timber projects

Timber’s benefits make for a lengthy list – spanning both form and function and, while its longevity of use speaks of its function, it’s the NZ Wood Resene 2020 Timber Design Awards that speak of its form.   The Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown may have put paid to the celebratory event for the highly-acclaimed, annual […]

Exceptionally bespoke: Gavin Cox Furniture

If you are looking for beautifully crafted furniture to liven up your home, we have the perfect place for you – Gavin Cox Furniture.                   The company has been producing top quality furniture for 37 years, with Tim Cridge becoming the owner in 2005. To say that […]

Combining landscape with design: Wood Ltd

By combining landscape with design, Wood Ltd create unique commercial fit-outs and civil landscapes that stand out, commanding attention, while seamlessly blending into their surroundings. The Christchurch-based landscape company specialise in developing innovative, yet practical and liveable spaces that weave in the beauty of nature and environment. Recent inner-city projects include The Welder courtyard – […]