We love working with wood, and believe it is far superior to man-made alternatives in value, durability, and style.
On a personal level, as we mould it, shape it, and manipulate it by hand, the craftsman makes a connection with the wood and its properties. For the new owner of a finished piece, it’s a material that can trigger emotion, and hold memories.
Where aluminium and steel can be cold and uninviting, and plastic frail, wood never goes out of fashion. It is warming, homely, rich, and enduring. As a natural product as well, it connects us to the earth and the way we used to build.
Every type, and even piece, of timber is unique. We can assist you when choosing the one that will perfectly match your vision – whether that’s for its decorative or durable qualities. The wide variety of grains and colours can also be enhanced or played down to suit you.
At Amalgamated Joiners, we love creating exceptional products that celebrate wood, function perfectly, and possess character – both now and for generations to come.
We only use solid wood. Mostly we work with pine, cedar, reclaimed varieties, and sustainable rimu and oak, among others, on a case-by-case basis. The natives we use, such as rimu and a limited amount of tōtara and mataī, are all sustainable or recycled.
Radiata pine is sustainable, versatile, and paints well. Pine is commonly used for items that will be painted such as framing, mouldings, jams, and sills.
We often use cedar on window sashes and doors. It is naturally durable and stable.
Oak has a distinctive grain and colour. For featured joinery such as hardwood surfaces, doors, tables and benchtops, oak is an appealing choice. Our USA source is certified sustainable.
New Zealanders have an affinity for native wood, especially rimu. It has a warm colour and refined grain. We provide it from sustainable sources such as the West Coast of the South Island.
Reclaimed native wood, either swamp (petrified) or recycled, looks extremely unique and special. It can also carry memories of a previous time, or person. Timber from a demolished building, particularly a significant building, exudes character and preserves a piece of history.
When compared with other commonly-used man-made materials such as aluminium, steel, and PVC, timber is a clear leader in environmental friendliness.
Wood is natural. It is an effective insulator, boasting the highest thermo-rating of any material available. Our wood is certified sustainable and sourced responsibly, whether from New Zealand or overseas.
When maintained, our joinery will last through your lifetime and beyond. For example, if your timber tabletop gets damaged after years of use, you don’t need to take it to the tip, you can get it resurfaced. Even windows that are over 100 years old that come in for refurbishment, and haven’t been well looked after, can be restored. We also love working with recycled wood, to give it new life in a way that will be cherished. This durability means that over its lifetime, it can achieve an extremely low carbon footprint.
In everything we do, our intention is to create products that make the most of each piece of wood, and which connect us with nature.
All of our solid timber products are designed and made to last. We know which wood types will perform best for each situation, and we can give you tailored advice on how to protect your interior and exterior joinery to ensure its longevity. We can recommend maintenance techniques and timelines to best care for your products under specific conditions.
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During the briefing process and during manufacture, Paul’s contribution has been brilliant. He is a true craftsman-professional, delivering a better result with clever construction detailing and efficient structural solutions.