Native beech manufacturing on the rebound

Native beech  manufacturing  on the rebound
 June 2021   

Health Based Building’s new Foreverbeech demonstration home, featuring a variety of red and silver beech products, has become a popular attraction according to on-site Managing Director, Casey Thomson.

The three-bedroom residence at the Christchurch company’s Colombo Street site features both exterior and interior Foreverbeech, cut from West Coast hardwood beech as well as flooring and decking manufactured at the firm’s Wigram timber processing facility. 

Casey explains that the Colombo Street retail premises is stacked with the various timber products. The product is then picked and packed for collection or despatch countrywide via the company’s online marketplace. Clients include DIY, builders, joiners and furniture makers.

The beech is sourced under a partnership deal with Reefton-based Seymour Forestry which practices  select stem removal under the Forestry Act, including sustainable logging of native timber. Casey says the way things are going the company is going to have to double the volume of beech to keep up with demand.

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