At Clelands Timber we take pride in the processes we have developed at our New Plymouth, Taranaki site.

Clelands Site
machine shop

Machine Shop

Two late model moulders are used to profile the timber. They have the capability of producing small moulders and also large end sections up to 310mm wide.  The latest German Weinig technology is used to enable us to produce accurate profiles with quick set-up times.  These two machines give us flexibility and the ability to produce custom profiles.



Treatment is undertaken using the Koppers Performance Chemicals Light Organic Solvent Preservative (LOSP) system, which has a 25-year guarantee against fungal and insect attack. Flash off time is between 7 – 14 days depending on dimensions.  This ensures good paint adhesion.

costa planer

Costa Planer Sander

This machine planes and has two sanding belts to provide a high quality finish product.  The sander has the ability to sand panels up to 1350mm wide.

Finger Jointer


The new high speed Grecon Finger Jointer operates with the latest in precision technology. The micro finger joint, with 5mm face-to-face joints, produces engineered timber products that are straighter, stronger and easier to use than solid Radiata Pine. Installed in late 2014 lengths of up to 7.2m can be produced.

Packing despatch

Packaging and Despatch

Product for export markets are packaged and strapped onto wooden bases for containerisation. Domestic product is held in stock and distributed overnight to most North Island destinations.



Our custom made rotary beam press can produce laminated posts and edge-glued panels.  The press is capable of gluing material 7200mm long x 900mm wide x 150mm thick.

All exterior products are laminated using Purbond polyurethane adhesive to ensure the structural integrity of the product.



This machine is used for the defecting of raw timber to maximize the value recovery of clear timber components and finger joint block.

The timber is scanned, measured, calculated and cut according to the predetermined specifications.  All product produced is visually inspected to ensure it meets our rigid specifications.



Two paint lines are operating an alkyd oil based spray line.  This technology ensures total paint coverage with a controlled distribution of paint.