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:
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 client’s exact specifications.
Please call us with your kiln-drying requirements.
Dehumidifying kilns are best suited for hard-to-dry timbers like Rimu, Matai, Macrocarpa, and 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.
We offer kiln-drying for all firewood species.
We have 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.