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# 127273 5-Aug-2013 09:52
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Going to buy materials for building a fence and gate next weekend - so was after some recommendations on timberyards.

Has to be open on Saturdays, and preferably on the Shore (We're on Whangaparaoa peninsula, so the closer to there the better).
It's not a huge amount of wood, maybe about $500 worth.
Won't be any unusual things, mostly 100x75 and pailings (all dressed, not a fan of splinters) as well as some beading.

So, what say you? :)

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  # 871855 5-Aug-2013 10:03
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I actually find bunnings pretty good for that sort of stuff.

Realsitically the savings form going to a timberyard for that volume of wood will be pretty neglible



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  # 871902 5-Aug-2013 10:53
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Yea fair point. I was hoping the silverdale bunnings would open this weekend and might get some opening specials - but they arn't publishing an opening date anywhere so hard to tell. From the outside it looks finished, shelves stocked etc. Ah well, mitre 10 mega is only down the motorway.

 
 
 
 


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  # 872156 5-Aug-2013 16:47
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anything but placemakers. their timber is the most expensive around.

depending on what you need, call and price check first. bunnings and mitre 10 were quite differently priced for the same stuff (but both were typically 25%+ cheaper than placemakers)

while not on the shore, wiri timber has typically been well priced and is also open on sat mornings: http://www.wiritimber.co.nz/index.php/contact-us




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  # 872388 5-Aug-2013 21:23
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Very good pricing from Hill Lumber, and they have a free 6m loan trailer for people in the neighbourhood (not the OP). They are off Te Rakau Drive, Pakuranga, East Auckland. Give them a call, might be worth it, they open 8:00 on Saturdays.
http://hilllumber.co.nz/




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  # 872534 6-Aug-2013 10:09
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RunningMan: Placemakers

http://www.placemakers.co.nz/store-finder?region=Auckland&store=Whangaparaoa


Thanks but no thanks. My local placemakers is expensive (I recall a certain type of wood being sold there for $30pm, and mitre10 mega had it for $13pm), the staff are awful, and the quality of the timber has been less than satisfactory.

I'll probably hit the old silverdale bunnings or shoot down to mitre10 mega.

Thanks guys.



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  # 872907 6-Aug-2013 21:29
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Placemakers cater for contractors, and also sells to the public. Our home was built by GJ Gardner and they got the framing pre-nailed as well as fittings/fixtures only from Placemakers.

Bunnings cater for the public, there is not much discount for tradesmen.




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  # 872910 6-Aug-2013 21:39
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Niel: Placemakers cater for contractors, and also sells to the public. Our home was built by GJ Gardner and they got the framing pre-nailed as well as fittings/fixtures only from Placemakers.

Bunnings cater for the public, there is not much discount for tradesmen.


placemakers also charge contractors higher amounts, who then pass on to us with added margin.

when i renovated my house my builder got a quote from placemakers who he uses for all his jobs.  it was for $80k of timber and materials.  I got my own quote via an ITM for the same timber and materials, my quote came out at $60k.  Builder went back to placemakers and they dropped their prices to $50k.

I recently needed some 100x100 MG posts. Placemakers had them for $26/lm Bunnings had them at $18/lm and Mitre10 had them at $11/lm.  Bunnings matched the Mitre10 price when i needed some extra and they happened to be closest to me.

I was talking to someone at a party once who collates timber pricing from vendors and he also confirmed that placemakers was generally the most expensive.




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  # 872922 6-Aug-2013 22:02
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About 8 months or so ago, I got some posts from a wholesale place in the Silverdale industrial area.  Not certain of their name but could have been Pole Specialists, 82 Foundry Road?  Price was somewhat cheaper than Bunnings but cannot guarantee that is always the case

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  # 881902 20-Aug-2013 23:10
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Big +1 for Hill Lumber. These guys are great. And they have free loan trailer. They are good for basic building supplies, framing, treated ply etc. For general timber, woodwork, hardwood ply etc I go to Three bros in Panmure

Both of these places make Bunnings look very expensive.




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