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Te PāTe Pātaka Kōrero o Te Hau Kapua - Devonport Library was commissioned to Athfield Architects in 2013.

Dryden WoodOil in Elm was used on this project to ensure protection and a premium finish to the timber used. Dryden WoodOil ensures strength and durability and brings the best out of timber used in any project.

Dryden WoodOil has a matt, natural finish to maintain your timber cladding’s natural beauty. It can be applied quickly and easily and its deep migrating properties will protect your timber for years to come.

Dryden WoodOil is a suitable cladding treatment for all types of timber, including Cedar, Macrocarpa, Redwood, Lawson’s Cyprus and modified timbers to name a few. It can be used on new and restored weatherboards, plywood, board and batten and more.

Dryden provides market-leading wood oil solutions for exterior timber.


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At Dryden, we are all about protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of the timber – grain, texture and colour.

In 1999, Dryden was established to service the New Zealand housing and construction industry, providing a more fitting protection  solution for timber, through our flagship product Dryden WoodOil.

Since the beginning, Dryden has been dedicated to developing  new products for the marketplace. Today, Dryden WoodOil remains a trusted and proven product. The range also encompasses comprehensive specialist cleaning and coating products for a variety of interior and exterior applications. 

Dryden products are the choice of discerning architects and trade professionals who share our ideals of protecting and enhancing  the natural beauty of timber; intensifying and revealing what nature has already given us. It's all part of our mission to help your vision become a reality. From creating the house of your dreams to making the most of your current property, we bring out the best in your timber.