Better performance without the nasties

Most building timber in New Zealand is treated with Chromium Copper Arsenate (CCA), which has been replaced in the Australia, the EU and the US due to health and environmental concerns.

Naturepine is made by using Micronised Copper Azole (MCA), a copper-based treatment that delivers better long-term performance with a lower environmental impact.

Naturepine is available treated with waterborne or solvent based treatments that delivers fully dry, dimensionally stable timber available from H3.2 to H5.

It's the better, nicer looking pine...

  • New Zealand Standards approved timber H3.2 - H5 (AS/NZS 1604 Series, NZS 3640 and NZ EPA)
  • 50 year limited durability warranty against decay, fungi and insect attack
  • Fully compliant with the durability requirements contained with section B2/AS1 of the New Zealand Building Code
  • Increased dimensional stability over traditional timber dried after wet treatment, free of fillet marks and discoloration after kiln drying, consistent sizing
  • Lighter, more natural timber appearance with improved painting and staining qualities
  • Better corrosion resistance for code-approved fasteners and hardware

... and it's better for the environment too

  • Independent environmental certifications including being the first timber treatment process to receive Environmentally Preferred Product (EPP) status by SCS 

  • Significantly lower chemical footprint from production to disposal as Naturepine does not contain the heavy metals arsenic and chromium

  • Manufactured using recycled copper as the primary raw material, which greatly reduces the energy used and greenhouse gases emitted during production

  • Releases up to 99% less copper into aquatic and terrestrial environments when compared to other wood treatments. What is released is biologically inactive, thus effectively eliminating eco-toxic impacts