Rosenfeld Kidson’s range of premium quality, 100% environmentally-certified hardwood decking offers solutions to any residential, commercial or public situation. New Zealanders have a great appreciation for timber decking and our premium hardwood timber species Garapa has been selected to provide the most beautiful, stable and durable decking material available.
Garapa is increasingly the preferred hardwood timber choice for smaller dimension applications such as exterior furniture and joinery, public boardwalks and domestic decking. It has all the benefits of a stable and durable hardwood, with the added features of being from an environmentally responsible source and having negligible tannin release.
Garapa is an attractive honey-brown colour and has a fine texture that weathers very well, is great to work with and is not prone to checking/splitting.
All of Rosenfeld Kidson’s Garapa hardwood carries full independent FSC 100% environmental certification that it comes from sources that are well managed to strict social, economic and environmental standards.
Rosenfeld Kidson & Co. Ltd is a specialist timber company stocking New Zealand’s largest range of over 50 species of specialist timbers, both imported and locally grown. These timbers are distributed to joiners, furniture manufacturers, cabinetmakers, boat builders, flooring contractors and the construction industry throughout the country, primarily via selected timber merchant resellers.
The company was incorporated in 1930 when John Kidson and Australian Julius Rosenfeld formed a partnership to import hardwood from Australia. New South Wales hardwoods were in demand during the depression years for wharf and bridge construction, as well as power reticulation.
For the next 65 years the company operated from The Strand in Parnell, Auckland, before moving in 1996 to new purpose built premises in Mt Wellington - an 11,000m2 site with 2000m2 drive-through warehouse and another 1000m2 of covered storage. The business also operates a second 2500m2 site in Auckland where its state of the art timber processing facility is located. It also has a second sales and warehouse facility in Hornby, Christchurch, which manages distribution to our South Island customers.
As Rosenfeld Kidson approaches 90 years in business, the company is in its fourth generation of ownership and operation. The success and longevity of the company has largely hinged on the efforts and experience of dedicated and loyal staff, who are able to provide our customers with a wealth of knowledge about the specialist timbers we sell.