Why Wood

Wood has long been a popular choice for building. It is an attractive natural product that offers design flexibility, durability, and thermal, acoustic, and fire performance. Wood is also a most renewable and sustainable building material. The cycle of planting and harvesting of plantation forests results in the removal and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This helps make timber an environmentally friendly choice for anyone concerned about their carbon footprint.

Jenkin’s range of timber products are made from radiata pine grown in New Zealand’s renewable plantation forests.

As a result of decades of investment in forestry research, New Zealand’s radiata pine forests produce timber of uniform density and colour. This timber is finger-jointed which improves on the original physical and structural characteristics of radiata pine by over 400%.

The products created from our finger-jointed pine are easy to handle. They have excellent machining qualities, and a high quality finish can be achieved.


Benefits of finger-jointed timber

Finger-jointed pine products are created from high quality timber from which defects, such as knots, have been removed. Finger-joints are precisely cut into the pieces of timber, and each joint is then glued in place. This creates a product that has superior durability, strength and stability than the original pieces of lumber.

Finger-jointing is used for both structural products, such as laminated beams, and appearance products, such as weatherboards, balustrades and fascias.

Jenkin’s finger-jointed structural products are manufactured to meet the demanding Australian AS 5068 standard, as well as New Zealand, Japanese, USA and British structural testing standards. The products have high tensile strength, and the adhesives used meet strict exterior and exposure standards.

The appearance products we manufacture for the Australasian market are jointed with a 4mm micro joint. A clear adhesive is used to maintain visual appeal of the products.

For further information on finger-jointing visit www.nzwood.co.nz.


Sustainability

Wood is one of the most renewable and sustainable building materials. The cycle of planting and harvesting of plantation forests results in the removal and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This helps make timber an environmentally friendly choice for anyone concerned about their carbon footprint.

Jenkin exclusively uses timber produced in New Zealand’s radiata pine plantation forests. The timber from these forests meets the standards set by the international Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) for environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable forest management. This means Jenkin can supply product that carries the prized FSC® certification.

When you choose a New Zealand manufactured pine product made from timber sourced from one of our sustainably managed forests you are making a responsible choice.

Jenkin Timber Limited's wood procurement policy is publicly available by contacting our FSC Chain of Custody Manager at info@jenkin.co.nz

Go to www.fsc.org to see more about the advantages of renewable pine and the environmental impact of pine alternatives such as concrete, steel, aluminium and fibrocement.


Carbon released and stored in the manufacture of building materials

MaterialCarbon release
(kg/t)
Carbon released
(kg/m³)
Carbon stored
(kg/m³)
Rough sawn timber3015250
Steel70053200
Concrete501200
Aluminum8700220000

Source: Presented in Ferguson, I., La Fontaine, B., Vinden, P., Bren L., Hateley,R and Hermesec, B. 1996, 'Environmental Properties of Timber', Research Paper commissioned by the Forest & Wood Products Research & Development Corporation.