About Us

Welcome to “the Barn Kit” a product of McAlpines.

Welcome to McAlpines, the largest privately-owned sawmill, timber and building materials group in New Zealand. With over 90 years’ experience in supplying our local and international customers you can be sure we know our stuff. Don’t take chances, you need 100 percent commitment from the team you choose for your project.


Here at the McAlpines group of companies we pride ourselves in delivering the best products and service we can and are continually reviewing new products and procedures to maintain these levels.

Anything but run of the mill

How do we stackup?

  • Formed in 1954 to take over the original timber business.
  • GA McAlpine & Sons, established in 1925.
  • Employs over 300 staff.
  • Three sawmills close to three major ports.
  • Capacity to process 260,000 cubic metres of sawlogs and round wood per year.
  • Capacity to kiln dry 130,000 cubic metres per year to moisture content specifications. All three sites are licensees of the New Zealand DRI quality assurance program.
  • Combined treating capacity of 80,000m3 per annum.
  • Processing operations include cut-to length, planning and profiling and finger-jointing.
  • Exporters of timber products to Australia, South East Asia, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, Pacific Islands and the Middle East.

Renewable resource - It's in our nature


Recognizing the globally diminishing supply of hardwood timber, the group processes only New Zealand Radiata Pine logs which is a plantation-grown, renewable softwood resource. The Rangiora (SGS-COC-000268) and Rotorua (SGS-COC-000623) sites have FSC® chain of custody certification. The Nelson site has ISO 9001 certification.

We promote products from certified, renewable, plantation forests. The FSC® logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council A.C.® Commitment to protecting the environment is demonstrated through its environmental policy and consistently meeting statutory requirements. The group continually monitors environmental performance with regard to reduction of waste and emissions, effective and efficient use of energy, and the health and safety of staff

The mark of responsible forestry

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Our Kitsets



We offer a range of kitsets for Lifestyle, Farm and Liveable barn needs. Contact us to duscuss how we can help.



Let’s get started.

Contact a Barnkit representative today.

+64 3 313 8339 / info@barnkit.nz