About Us

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Based at The Concourse in Henderson, Auckland, Henderson Timbers is a 100 percent New Zealand company, owned and operated by Eric Martin. Founded in 1974 as a supplier of timber, building materials, and wall frames to local customers, the company later began manufacturing roof trusses in association with Pryda NZ, an autonomous division of Fortune 500 company Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Pryda provides Henderson Timbers with fully integrated software and production systems, access to leading-edge manufacturing equipment, and sophisticated technical support for timber truss and frame prefabrication.

As well as our membership of the New Zealand Frame and Truss Manufacturers’ Association, Henderson Timbers belongs to two other industry groupings, the Certified Builders Association of NZ and BCITO, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.

Henderson Timbers is known for integrity, professionalism and teamwork. We take pride in what we have achieved as a company and we face our future challenges with confidence.

Above all we are customer-focused, as even our smallest customers can attest.

“Because we’re an independent company, we feel we can be more flexible and adaptable,” Eric says. “We’re big enough to deal with the big brand-name builders, and just the right size to mentor the couple looking to build their first home.

“The personal service we offer at Henderson Timbers results in long-term repeat business. Word-of-mouth recommendations from our many satisfied customers also play a big part in our success.”  


At Henderson Timbers we source timber only from sustainably managed forests.

Our frame and truss planning software enables us to minimise wastage and our company policy is aligned with national objectives for care of the environment.

Our sawdust and offcuts are collected and recycled by our friends at Green Gorilla.

Henderson Timbers 10 handy safety tips for building sites

1.  Wear a hard hat and boots at all times 
2.  Ensure no unauthorised visitors are permitted onsite 
3.  Treat all electrical wiring as being live at all times 
4.  When using tools, wear approved safety glasses  
5.  When working in dust or with chemicals, wear an approved mask 
6.  When working at dangerous heights, use an approved safety harness
7.  When working with or near loud equipment, wear approved hearing protection
8.  Maintain adequate hydration levels, especially during warmer months
9.  Have a safety inspection checklist onsite – ensure everyone complies
10.  Have an approved first aid kit and emergency plan onsite

Practise safe OSH!

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Henderson Timbers has been my framing supplier for the last 10 years. They know their stuff and they’re the best at what they do.  If you’re fussy about the quality of your frames & trusses, you need to talk with the team at Henderson Timbers.

Latest News

Henderson Timbers in hot demand 

HawaiiNew Zealand's quality timber and Henderson Timbers reputation for precision prenail frames and trusses are in hot demand both here in New Zealand and now overseas. 

Henderson Timbers is shipping container loads of high quality kitset frame and truss solutions using the very best New Zealand timber.  

Rest easy - we've got it nailed!

Kumeu Rest homeHenderson Timbers recently won the contract to supply prenail frames and trusses and building materials for a West Auckland rest home currently under construction.  

"The project manager knew that we produce consistently high quality precision prenail frames and trusses. With over 40 years' in the industry, our reputation speaks for itself. We take pride in delivering the very best in prenail solutions and our service is second to none." Eric Martin, Henderson Timbers.

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