Species Overview

Rosenfeld Kidson stocks New Zealand’s largest range of specialist sawn timber, currently about 50 species and most of which are on display in our showroom at 513 Mt. Wellington Highway in Auckland.

Many more species are also available on indent for ‘one-off’ requirements. Our company has the expertise amongst our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff to advise and recommend the suitability of all these species relative to their properties.

Our sawn timber is sourced from most regions of the world and can be segregated accordingly as follows.

Australia

Mainly eucalypt hardwoods carrying PEFC or FSC certification.

Africa

Attractive tropical hardwoods mostly carrying VLO certification, some avaliable as FSC certified.

Europe

Wide range of softwoods and hardwoods mostly available with independent certification.

North America Softwoods

Certified under CSA, SFI or independent schemes such as PEFC and FSC. Mainly ex Canadian West Coast.

North America Hardwoods

Large groups of sustainably managed hardwoods ex Eastern states of USA and Canada.

South America Hardwoods

Hardwoods ex mainly Brazil and Peru, mostly available as FSC100% certified.

New Zealand

Native timbers are mainly medium density podocarps from sustainably managed sources.

Fiji

Wide range of attractive timbers from sustainably managed sources.

South East Asia

Wide range of mainly tropical hardwoods, most of which carry VLO certification.

Rosenfeld Kidson, as timber merchants acknowledge the importance of conserving the world’s greatest renewable resource.

We are pleased to advise that we carry Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification that enables us to sell timber that carries either FSC certification (SGS-COC-006703) or PEFC certification (SGS-PEFC/COC-0993).

FSC certified timber and PEFC certified timber undergo independent, third-party audited certification procedures at every step of the supply chain. This provides designers, specifiers, architects and consumers absolute assurance that those forest and wood products labelled as FSC certified or PEFC certified originate from legal sources, which are managed to prescribed social, economic and environmental standards.

As a New Zealand timber supplier offering the country’s largest range and quantity of specialist certified timbers we believe that stocking FSC & PEFC certified timber is essential for our continued growth. A major part of our timber range has FSC or PEFC certification and we are continually striving to increase this.