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Timber and Building Products

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McVicars produces a large range of timber and building products and distributes nationwide through leading hardware retailers and building supplies chains. We have extensive exporting and importing capabilities and supply timber into multiple international markets.  Services to market include custom timber milling, specialist timber treatment, contract kiln drying, custom timber machining and bulk woodchip supply.

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McVicars manufactures and sells a wide range of building products from foundation to roof, including piles, flooring systems, timber for frames and trusses, battens, beams, claddings, weatherboards, retaining wall timbers and timber crib walls, decking and  fencing......  MORE

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Known for our prompt service and nationwide delivery, McVicar customers include all major New Zealand building and DIY chains  plus a number of leading independent merchants. Stock is often held on the ground meaning quick delivery and great service .... MORE

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McVicars has a long history of exporting radiata pine products and importing timber products including hardwoods and plywoods. We've been a supplier of treated timber to Australia for more than 40 years and we service most Asian markets .... MORE


Bulk supply of pine woodchip freshly chipped from McVicars' sawmilling and processing operations is available for commercial boiler fuel,  landscaping and infrastructure projects, agricultural animal bedding, MDF manufacture and pulp and paper ..... MORE

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McVicars has a wide range of specialist timber treating, drying and machining services to meet unique requirements including oversize dimension timbers and boutique industrial treatments. Contact McVicars for all custom timber treating and procsessing.....MORE


McVicars occupies a large area of industrial land close to Christchurch International Airport on the main State Highway 1. Land and buildings are available for short and long term lease. Talk to McVicars about bare land or design and build options ... MORE



We've been in the timber and building products business for 75 years and have developed a deep knowledge base.

It's important to remember our heritage. Our reputation was built on the West Coast, then Canterbury, by hardworking people. Our history and multi-generational expertise is part of who we are as an organisation today. We're dedicated to servicing the timber building hardware and construction industry in New Zealand and our export markets. 

We operate a radiata pine specific sawmill and wood processing facility and source quality building products through successful, long term relationships with key local and international partners.

McVicars recognises and accepts our responsibility to the global environment, our staff and our customers.  Timber processed is always from sustainably managed plantation grown renewable forests and the energy we use for our wood processing is carbon neutral. We are 100% committed to purchasing timber and logs from well managed, legal sources and will not source any species prohibited under the convention of international trade in endangered species.

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McVicars services a wide range of domestic and export customers including  major New Zealand DIY hardware chains and many independent hardware operators.  We know customer service is very important in this industry. That's why we focus on assisting our customers provide first class service to their customers.  This means having knowledgeable staff available who are able to make decisions, holding extra stock on the ground so we can often despatch the same day, running our own fleet of delivery trucks and being willing to go that extra mile to get the job done. 

Being responsive and able to move quickly is a key part of our service to our customers. We see ourselves as part of their team. 

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For all wholesale product or distribution enquiries please call us on +64 3 359 8144 or fill out the contact email form below.

Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday           8.00am - 5.00pm.

Head Office

550 Johns Road, Harewood

Christchurch 8051

New Zealand


Tel: +64 3 359 8144

Fax: +64 3 359 7946 

John McVicar - Managing Director

Ian Anderson - Site Manager

Blair O'Byrne - General Manager Sales 

Paul Gillett - Chief Financial Officer

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McVicars is always looking for capable  enthusiastic people, especially those with experience in timber and building products. Training is provided.
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