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Updated date: 20:14pm 16-Jun-15

Our friends at BuildingBoxes have just put up some beautiful cedar cladding on their new home project.

They've used cedar to great effect, accentuating the natural feel of the home to match the surroundings. They've used Wood-X Kauri Gum wood oil to retain the natural raw look of the cedar cladding and it looks brilliant. Unfortunately,...

Updated date: 14:45pm 13-Apr-15

Is that Scandinavian silvered look your favourite? The best way to achieve it is leaving it to happen naturally, isn’t it? Absolutely not! Unfortunately, most silvering is a sign of severe damage.

Silvering is caused by the fraying and loosening of the top cells of the cedar under long-term UV battering. Moss, mildew and lichen invade...

Updated date: 8:52am 01-Apr-15

What debate? Oil is the way to go when it comes to cedar, no contest. While stain only coats the surface of the wood, oil works in partnership with one of cedar’s basic features. You see, cedar is a naturally oil-rich timber itself – it soaks up rejuvenating oil deep into its cells for up to a year after it’s applied.

To make our oil...

Updated date: 8:29am 30-Mar-15

One of the pitfalls of owning a low maintenance home – for example, one with cedar cladding and shingles – is to think low maintenance equals “no maintenance”. Uh uh! Sure, cedar’s natural oil defends against those enemies of timber: drying out, warping and cracking. Cedar repels insects, mildew, moss and lichen. 

Cedar’s not Superman....

Updated date: 7:48am 27-Mar-15

 

You might be surprised that there’s no ‘best season’ for maintenance of your cedar. In fact, winter is an excellent time. Your cedar has been knocked about by the summer sun and New Zealand’s harsh UV rays. Your cladding is like your house’s skin – it needs nourishment, relief and protection.

While in winter there will be much...

Updated date: 11:21am 26-Mar-15

 

Thanks to our friends over at Wood-X we ran a competition, which gave our Facebook friends the opportunity to win a 10L bucket of Wood-X Penetrating Cedar Oil valued over $300!

Entries have now closed. A big thanks to everybody that entered the competition!

CONGRATULATIONS...... Nicole Latham! You are our lucky winner!...

Updated date: 7:42am 11-Mar-15

Thanks to our friends over at Wood-X we have a 10L bucket of Wood-X Penetrating Cedar Oil valued at over $300 to give away! This competition is being run on Facebook, so pop on over and visit our page to enter the draw... www.facebook.com/timbertechnewzealand

To be in the draw to win all you have to do is go to our Facebook page - like...

Updated date: 9:54am 18-Dec-14

Even though you may not have won the big prize, there is something very special available to you as a valued Cedar home owner.

The first 10 people that book a Cedar recoat or restoration will instantly win…

A FREE luxury spa pamper package valued at $500 Love your Cedar AND Love yourself

To win one of these 10 invigorating gifts...

Updated date: 15:43pm 16-Dec-14
Congratulations to Robin Dixon from Dome Valley. The winner of $3000 of Cedar Maintenance A few words from the Winner

'I am super excited.

I was standing outside on my deck when Mark rung to tell me I’d won. I have been trying to clean the deck for a couple of months now but it is such a daunting job and when he said you’ve won, I said...

Updated date: 16:08pm 30-Oct-14

Every year the same thing happens. The TimberTECH phones go crazy after labour weekend with Cedar homeowners wanting their house treated. Director Mark Ralph says:

'The sun starts shining, daylight savings has kicked in, and Cedar home owners finally notice their Cedar needs attention. For some people they have been putting off...

Updated date: 16:41pm 06-Nov-14

Click here to hear the full interview.

Mark Ralph is in hot demand for his expertise on Cedar Restoration and Maintenance. On Saturday 25th October 2014 he was interviewed on Radio Live by the Home and Garden show. They wanted to get clear once and for all how to treat Cedar, what maintenance was required and subsequently went to work on...

Updated date: 14:41pm 30-Oct-14

TimberTECH is about to undertake planned Cedar Maintenance on Wilson School, set in park like grounds on Auckland’s North Shore.

Built in 2008, the main building – clad from top to toe in western red cedar – won 2009’s top

architecture prize, the New Zealand Architecture Medal, and the school’s trustees are committed to taking...

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