Welcome to John Fairweather Specialty Timber Solutions
John Fairweather Specialty Timber Solutions produces hardwood timber products from eucalyptus trees grown in Canterbury. We specialise in solid timber flooring.
It is sometimes thought that eucalyptus trees are good for firewood only. People have observed that eucalyptus logs have a tendency to split. They do split because of the tension in the log. However, careful milling and drying can overcome this problem and this allows us to produce high quality and stable timber.
While imported hardwoods do make excellent timber, bringing them to New Zealand has a large carbon footprint. Some overseas hardwoods which are claimed to be sustainably produced are not what they are claimed to be.
Using locally-grown hardwoods creates jobs and contributes to the Canterbury economy.