Point Lumber was originally known as Teradale Timber when it was established by David and Glenis Sloper on their Ruapuna farm in the 1980’s. The couple cut down their own trees and produced fence posts, sawn timber and firewood. When the farm was sold, their son Sean took over the business and relocated it to Pleasant Point.
The business, thanks to it’s new location, then became Point Lumber Ltd. As the company expanded, they retained the storage yard and treatment plant at Pleasant Point and opened the sales office and post production yard at Washdyke, Timaru.
Point Lumber manufactures and supplies fence posts, timber and associated products to the general public, fencing contractors, farmers and agricultural supply wholesalers.
We are involved at all stages of the manufacturing process, from the very first step of felling the trees through to them being sold from the yard.
Our dedicated, fully mechanised forestry crew works throughout South Canterbury felling trees. The highest quality logs are exported, with post material logs being sent back to Point Lumber’s Washdyke yard for fence posts. Firewood grade logs are delivered direct from the forest to fulfil customer orders.
Once at the yard, post material logs are processed to specific post sizes, before being steam-dried then tantalised.
All parts of the tree are used in the most sustainable way to minise waste, with any offcuts from post or timber production being used for either firewood, wood chip or sawdust.
No matter what your project is, with our products you can be sure that you are getting the best available on the market.
We stock a range of products from established New Zealand manufacturers in the timber and fencing industry, including McVicar Timber, Strainrite, Beattie Insulators, Tornado Gates, Euro Corporation and BSN Fittings.
For timber treatment we use Arch Wood Protection products, and we carry the ‘Tanalised Diamond’ ensuring your wood has the very best quality protection.
We are members of important trade organisations that guarantee the quality of our products and services, including FICA, the Forest Industry Contractors Association; and NZTPC – the New Zealand Timber Preservation Council, who issue the WoodMark – New Zealand’s only nationwide quality assurance programme for treated timber. We are also proud to be a Silver Partner of FCANZ (Fencing Contractors Association NZ).
Occasionally we offer some of our used equipment for sale . Check our listings on Trade Me for details.