Kiln Drying

Conventional Kiln Drying

We operate Fogarty and Windsor kilns suitable for drying Pine, treated Pine, and Oregon timber species, as well as being suitable for MPI-approved heat treating.

These kilns are fuelled by wood waste sourced from our own processing plant. Drying times vary depending on the timber’s thickness.

A general guide is as follows:

  • 25mm – 24 hours
  • 32mm – 38 hours
  • 40mm – 55 hours
  • 50mm – 60 hours
  • 100mm – 7 days

This drying process is all computer-controlled, with software that monitors the moisture content, humidity and temperature in the kiln chamber to ensure the timber is dried to the clients exact specifications.

Please call us with your kiln drying requirements.

Dehumidification Kiln-drying

Dehumidifying kilns are best suited for hard to dry timbers like Rimu, Matai, Macrocarpa, Beech.

Unlike conventional medium- or high-temperature kilns, dehumidifying kilns are run at a relatively low temperature, generally in the range of 35-44 degrees and takes between 2-6 weeks.

The kilns and the timber within them are monitored daily to ensure a successful drying process.

Please let us know the specifications of the timber you would like kiln-dried so we can best provide an estimate for the time and cost.

Kiln dried Firewood

We offer kiln-drying for all firewood species for firewood merchants.

There are 6 firewood cages available for clientele to manage their firewood during the drying process. Each cage is 11.2m³.

Drying times vary based on species and the time of the year:

Pine may take anywhere from 20 hours in summer to 26 hours in winter.

Blue Gum/Eucalypt or similar may take anywhere from 22 hours in summer to 28 hours in winter.

Please let us know the specifications of the firewood you would like kiln-dried so we can best provide an estimate for the time and cost.