• Best Tool To Apply Wood Stainer?

    Best Tool To Apply Wood Stainer?

    We get asked a lot 'What do you think is better, a brush, a piece of a tee shirt, or a foam brush to apply my wood stain?' It really depends on what exactly you're looking to stain, how large it is, if it's internal or external, what preparation has already been done. We stock a comprehensive...
  • What's Your Colour

    What's Your Colour

    There's no denying that colour has a powerful impact on our emotions. The colours that surround us can make us feel happy, sedate, sad, upset, etc. That's why one of the most important factors in your stain project is selecting the right colour. But with so many colours to choose from, how do you...
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  • What Washer Do You Need?

    What Washer Do You Need?

    Washers are disks of metal or non-metallic material placed beneath a nut, an axle bearing, or a joint, to relieve friction, prevent leakage, isolate, prevent loosening, or distribute pressure. There are many different types of washers for a variety of applications. Lock washers are used to...
  • There's A Bolt For That

    There's A Bolt For That

    Bolts are used with nuts and often with washers. The three basic types are carriage bolts, stove bolts, and machine bolts. Other types include the masonry bolt and anchor, toggle bolt, and expansion bolt, which are used to distribute weight when fastening something to a hollow wall. Machine bolts...
  • Fortress Fasteners

    Fortress Fasteners

    Fortress is a quality New Zealand brand conceived and distributed by MSL. Manufacturing Supplies Ltd (MSL) was the innovation of the company director in 1980 starting as a small operation in New Lynn, Auckland. It was his vision to meet industry demands for a range of quality fasteners backed...
  • Bosch Makes It Easier For You

    Bosch Makes It Easier For You

    If you're looking for the ideal products to give your wall, floor or other decorating project the perfect finish, then Bosch have made it that little bit easier for you. Their range of polishing and sanding accessories for belt sanders, orbital, delta and multi sanders, angle grinders and drill...
  • The Dream Tool For Your Decking?

    The Dream Tool For Your Decking?

    Yes, there really is one! A clever tool for decking installations and general woodworking! Macsim's Clever Tool is perfect - no more catching your feet on raised screw heads down to the all-in-one countersinking. No more split timber and consistent drill depths each and every time. Come...
  • Schlage Door Hardware Range

    Schlage Door Hardware Range

    Are you considering a home renovation project? There's one simple detail that is often overlooked but actually makes a huge impact in the look and feel of your home: your door hardware. According to a recent survey conducted online by Hanley Wood, 41% of professional home builders and...
  • Which Drill Bit?

    Which Drill Bit?

    To drill a satisfactory hole in any material, the correct type of drill bit must be used; it must be used correctly and be sharpened as appropriate. Many jobs around the house require a hole of some kind to be drilled - whether it is putting up a shelf, building a cabinet or hanging a light...
  • So Which Self Tapper For The Job?

    So Which Self Tapper For The Job?

    Self Tapping screws are used in wood metal or plastic. Self Tappers are used where there is access to only one side of the material being used, i.e. laying a deck or lining a wall. There are two basic types of self tappers, thread forming and thread cutting. Countersunk Self Tappers are...
  • Dado Rails

    Dado Rails

    Dado rails are an important feature in the interior design of your period house and is usually used at a height of around 1m. They are usually available in softwood (redwood), a choice of hardwoods or MDF
  • Skirting Boards

    Skirting Boards

    Offering visual definition and enhanced impact protection for your walls, skirting boards will help you put the finishing touch on your home improvement project. Ideal for busy hallways and just about any room in your house, a skirting board installation is a simple and cost-effective way to...
  • Moulding Choices & Options

    Moulding Choices & Options

    Whether your home features a modern or traditional design, moulding and trim adds a decorative element to any space and smooths the transition from wall to either floor or ceiling. A simple way to increase the value of your home, installing mouldings can provide a unique architectural feature to...
  • Did You Know

    The cost of electricity for households nearly doubled over the last ten years. From 2001 to 2011, electricity prices rose 87%, according to Ministry of Economic Development figures.
    Ministry of Economic Development
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  • GreenStuf - Green In So Many Ways

    GreenStuf - Green In So Many Ways

    Durable - GreenStuf® will not settle or reduce it's performance over time and is backed by a 50 Year Product Durability Warranty Fire Safe - GreenStuf® polyester insulation is non-flammable and meets all the relevant fire standards for NZBC compliance including downlights High Performance -...
  • Not Too Hot Or Too Cold

    Not Too Hot Or Too Cold

    Insulation makes your home easier and cheaper to heat by keeping the outside temperature out and the inside temperature in. Warm indoor temperatures, along with adequate ventilation, make for a drier and healthier place to live. There are many insulation options for new and existing homes, but in...
  • Concrete Product - We Have Lots It!

    Concrete Product - We Have Lots It!

    Come into our yard and you can’t fail to miss the huge selection of Trade Mortar that we stock. Different ranges, uses and colours stocked by Firth and more. Check out a selection on our website or better yet, pop in and visit us.
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  • Pool Got A Crack or Two?

    Pool Got A Crack or Two?

    Your first response is likely to be unprintable on a family friendly website, however that crack might not be as serious or as expensive as you may originally think! First thing is to clarify what kind of crack it is? Is structural, or non-structural? Dry, slightly dry or flowing...
  • Which Firth Product Is Best For The Job?

    Not too sure which Firth product is best for you job? Click on the link for this handy Dricon Product Manual
  • Stick & Seal? Confused?

    Stick & Seal? Confused?

    Well you don't need to be! Read on to understand the method to our madness. Wouldn't it be great if there was one caulk or one adhesive that did it all? But for nearly every job there is a specific caulk, adhesive or glue. And while they often are thought of together, they can't always be found...
  • How To Fit Skirting
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    How To Fit Skirting

    The bane of most DIYer's lives! The quality is not perfect, however this is probably the best video that we've found that explains the process in layman's terms. What do you think?
  • Why Skirting

    This dates back to the days when gentlemen wore spurs and the walls and wall coverings were at risk should the gent stand too close.
  • Wood Stain vs Wood Paint

    Wood Stain vs Wood Paint

    Wood stain is a product designed for protecting wooden surfaces and giving them a decorative finish. Wood staining can be used to obtain the desired colour, to accentuate the natural beauty and texture of the wood, to imitate precious wood or conceal blue stain damage and other defects. In...
  • Bostik's Range of Adhesives

    Bostik's Range of Adhesives

    Here at Devonport Timber we stock an extensive range of Bostik adhesives, fixers and sealants. From flooring to fit-out, Bostik is an international leader in integrated building solutions for flooring, tiling, plumbing, concrete repair, cladding & lining adhesives, waterproofing and...
  • Is It Pink?

    Is It Pink?

    Timber treatment in Acceptable Solution B2/AS1 has changed to a new, simpler system: If you are using the Acceptable Solution to demonstrate compliance with the Building Code, H1.2 is now required for nearly all radiata pine and Douglas fir enclosed timber framing. What’s new with timber...
  • Framing Timber Choices

    Framing Timber Choices

    We stock Two types of Framing timbers – Wet Framing and Kiln Dried (KD) Framing. Wet Framing is commonly used for fencing, decking joists and bearers and structural external supports. We stock MSG6/VSG6 and MSG8/VSG8 and in treatments up to H3.2 CCA for KD framing and H5 for wet framing...
  • GIB Hot Tips & Limitations

    GIB Hot Tips & Limitations

    HOT WEATHER CONDITIONS Setting Compounds require water to set hard. This chemical setting occurs after the specified time for a compound (i.e. a 90 minute set product, actually starts to set after 90 minutes). If the water content in the compound is lost or greatly reduced before the setting...
  • Jointing Compounds

    Jointing Compounds

    With GIB plasterboards, you need to make sure that you use the correct compound for jointing. We stock a comprehensive range of GIB® compounds that join GIB® plasterboard sheets to create a uniform finish ready for decorating. As joints can be subject to structural movement (e.g. frame...
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  • GIB Plasterboard Selector Chart
  • GIB - Kiwi Through And Through

    New Zealanders have relied on GIB® products and systems for lining, structural, fire, noise and a host of other attributes since 1927. GIB® products and systems are manufactured in New Zealand for New Zealand conditions. They are thoroughly tested to ensure all performance requirements are met...
  • Let's Nail It

    Let's Nail It

    We have every nail that you could possibly need for any job however big or small. Come into store today and make your choice
  • Looking After Your Timber Cladding

    Looking After Your Timber Cladding

    When was the last time you took a walk around your local area? Did you notice a fast-growing predominance of timber cladding appearing on brand new builds and renovation projects? If so you’re not alone – wood cladding systems are big news right now. There’s even a growing demand for...
  • Timber Cladding

    Timber Cladding

    We live in a stunning area of Auckland that epitomises all there is to love about villas. However, the cladding that we supply can be used for all types of renovations and new builds. Why not come in and ask us!
  • Making Your Renovations In Keeping

    Making Your Renovations In Keeping

    Overlapping kauri or totara timber plain boards in a range of sizes were used until around 1900 but most villas have totara, kauri or rimu rusticated weatherboards. Horizontal overlapping plain boards: were used in a range of sizes – face exposures of 6” (150 mm) and 8” (200 m) were...
  • Rusticated Weatheboards

    Rusticated Weatheboards

    Traditional and extremely versatile, Rusticated Weatherboards offer unique horizontal negative lines that accentuate the grain structure and natural beauty of Western Red Cedar. Rusticated Weatherboards have evolved over recent years with new and innovative Architectural profiles re-establishing...
  • Decking Video Ideas
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    Decking Video Ideas

    Devonport Timber can help you with any garden or landscaping job. Here are some suggestions for decking, or why not pop in to see us? We'd love to help!
  • Christmas Tools for Dad?

    Christmas Tools for Dad?

    What do you buy the dad or husband who has the perfect wife and amazing children? Some new tools of course! Whatever the man in your life is into, Devonport Timber have the right tools for the job. Pop in and see us - we'll even gift wrap it!
  • Colonial Mouldings

    Colonial Mouldings

    We supply a range of colonial mouldings commonly for bungalow and villa renovations. Even though your home may have been build in the 1800's, our range of mouldings won't look out of place and won't hurt your pocket either.
  • There's a Glue For That!

    There's a Glue For That!

    Whatever you have to stick, fix or position, we have a glue that will do just the job. Come in and ask our friendly staff - we can't wait to help you!
  • Timber, Timber, Timber!

    Timber, Timber, Timber!

    Our name - Devoport Timber - should make it pretty obvious, but we sell timber and lots of it! We sell lots of it because of the quality, our range and because we give a great, knowledgeable service to our customers day after day, they come back time after time. We're well worth the visit!...
  • Insulation


    There are lots of ways to keep your house warm in winter and cool in summer and having your home properly insulated is one of them. We have a great range in stock and are always happy to discuss and advise you as to what's best for you