Monthly Archives: June, 2019

Abodo: Timber with a purpose

June 23rd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Abodo: Timber with a purpose”

Formed in 2001 by the Gudsell family, Abodo is a New Zealand-owned, family business with a purpose. They craft timbers with lasting beauty that are safe for people and the environment, and are a great option to help you build your dream sustainable home on Rangitahi.

Many exterior timbers are harvested from unsustainable old growth forests or are treated with harmful chemicals. Abodo do things differently, their timber is rapidly renewable, and carefully crafted so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. A high quality timber choice to help you achieve that beautiful coastal look and feel in Raglan.

Harvested from New Zealand’s FSC® certified rapidly renewable plantation forests, Abodo timber is ethically crafted with respect from beginning to end – meeting today’s increasing needs without disadvantaging future generations. And what’s also cool is their timber is designed to age with grace, with exceptional weather-ability they maintain their durability and beauty for a lifetime. Ensuring your homes on Rangitahi will stand the tests of time (& the coastal conditions) and guaranteed to look beautiful for years to come!

They’ve got a stunning selection of exterior timbers which you can check out & order samples for your home straight from their website here. We did and ours arrived within a few days with no trouble.

Timber for the future! Check out our Design Guidelines here for more design ideas for your home.

Resource: Planting guide for Western Waikato

June 17th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Resource: Planting guide for Western Waikato”

Ecosourced Waikato, the Department of Conservation and local & regional authorities have put together a great resource for native planting specifically in the Raglan coastal region. It was designed for ecological restoration purposes and helps to ensure the natural ecosystems of the Waikato remain. This is a great resource for those with sections on Rangitahi, as it outlines the characteristics of the coastal environment, specifically the ‘Harbour shore’ for Rangitahi residents, and what is most likely to occur/grow well there. It lists different categories of common plant species and suggests the total number to be planted per 100 square metres, the species tolerances/preferences in the Raglan coastal environment along with planting tips. This will give you a good guide to planting on your sections and help you choose the right plant species that will thrive & survive on the land.

It also provides information on the plants value as bird food, attracting local wildlife, as well as the importance of ecosourced plants to help maintain the native ecosystem.

You can download the PDF document here: Planting guide for Western Waikato.

Have a read of our Design guidelines here for more landscaping ideas for your sections.

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