From its distribution yard in Silverdale, Northpine produces its specialist Northbeam range of structural beams, square posts and joists, including large dimension beams, H1.2 and H5 treated timber up to 7.2 metres.
These aesthetically pleasing, high value products are generally preferred for use in exposed areas where the natural warmth and beauty of solid wood provides visual impact and unique character to a structure.
With Northbeam products, framing can be turned into a truly distinctive feature with exposed timber beams, posts and joists. The range also provides flexibility and the opportunity to create eye-catching designs for outdoor features such as decks, gazebos, pergolas and entranceways.
Strength is another key characteristic. The Northbeam range is processed from kiln dried timber carefully selected to ensure it is structurally strong and dimensionally stable.
The result is high quality timber with structural performance that is competitive with steel or engineered wood products.
In addition to these large dimension or unusual sized products, Northpine will also consider making one-off production runs for clients at its Waipu sawmill.
The Northbeam range is currently sold via timber and building supply merchants to clients in the upper North Island.
“Anything that is an odd size, or that we need in a hurry, we usually get from Northbeam in Silverdale. They normally have everything we want – their yard is well stocked – or they get it straight away. That makes life easier for us. Northbeam is our first port of call because they’re handy and efficient ... and good buggers!”
“The people at Northbeam and Northpine are awesome to deal with. They are an ethically strong, reliable firm. Always friendly on the phone. Nothing is too much trouble, they go out of their way to help. It is very rare for us to have to wait for product to be delivered.”