NZ made building products we should be using in our homes

We're big believers in building homes for the future at Rangitahi. Be it sourcing sustainable building products, supporting local and buying NZ made furniture, or building an energy efficient home, there are so many ways you can work towards building a healthy home for yourself and for future generations. We thought we'd list our pick of sustainable, NZ made building and home products where not only will you be supporting local, but you'll be building a home for the future.

Cavalier Bremworth: NZ made wool flooring

Cavalier Bremworth was recently voted NZ's Most Trusted Brand in the carpet category of the annual Readers' Digest poll for seven years running (2014 - 2020), and you can see why. They've been producing wool flooring in NZ for 50 years and are committed to making the world's best from the factory to the floor. They produce beautiful woollen carpet of exceptional quality that comes from well looked after New Zealand farms. Their unique felted yarn technology that locks the woollen fibre together results in strong, chunkier textured carpet with intricate designs. Cavalier Bremworth are a great NZ product leading the way in beautiful, inspiring and naturally biodegradable carpet in New Zealand. Find their full range of carpet flooring on their website here.

Abodo: Carefully Crafted Timber

Abodo produces high performance architectural and structural timbers that are not only beautiful, but NZ made, sustainable and durable. At Abodo, they believe the lasting benefits and beauty of timber can be fully realised when the environment is treated with the respect it deserves. Their timbers are sustainably grown in NZ forests, whose rich soils and high annual rainfall ensure rapid growth and only take up 7% of NZ's land mass. One of the coolest things about their philosophy is they apply what they call the 30/30 principle at harvest time, which means they ensure every tree milled will provide at least 30 years of service, as that's how long it takes to grow a replacement tree.They're all about long lasting, beautiful timber with tomorrow in mind.Because of its exceptional durability and weathering characteristics, Abodo wood is an excellent choice for coastal regions, and would make a great addition to your Rangitahi home.

Find out more about their products on their website here.

Mammoth Insulation

If you're looking for high performance, sustainable insulation, Mammoth are your guys. Mammoth insulation is made in NZ from 100% recyclable materials, and are designed to create warmer, healthier home environments. Their 100% polyester insulation is non-itch, non-toxic, safe to handle and made in New Zealand by a carboNZero certified manufacturer including fibres from recycled plastic bottles.Mammoth polyester insulation products help create warmer, healthier, more energy efficient environments which helps to improve people’s health in addition to reducing carbon emissions. A great sustainable, kiwi-made option for your new home! Contact them on 0800 626 668 to find out more, or head to their website here.

Motide kitchens

Kiwi joinery company Motide use their love for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship to create beautiful, sustainable kitchens and furniture for your homes. Born and bred right here in Raglan, the team at Motide are passionate about creating beautiful kitchens and bespoke furniture that are unique to you and your home. They are committed to creating a product that will bring you joy daily, and envision healthy everyday living.

Check out their stunning designs and projects on their website here, and get in touch for a consult!

CHH Plywood

Manufactured from sustainably-grown New Zealand plantation pine, CHH Plywood offers a range of appearance and performance rated plywood products, with familiar brands, such as Ecoply®, Shadowclad®, Handiply® and Pinoli.®They've been operating in New Zealand for over 30 years and are highly regarded and trusted within the NZ constructions industry, offering a range of plywood products to support most projects, whether used alone or accented with other building materials.All their manufacturing happens at the Tokoroa Mill, from sustainably-grown New Zealand plantation pine and is distributed across New Zealand and further afield. CHH Plywood is proud to manufacture products that offer durability, strength and design flexibility.

Browse their product range and request a sample on their website here.


Forma offers contemporary furniture that is proudly designed and handmade in New Zealand. Their unique products are the result of integrating a European influence with the NZ lifestyle, where you can be confident your home environment with reflect one of comfort and style. Not only this, but the timber used in all their furniture is from renewable resources, and they supply the offcuts to the local community. So by purchasing a Forma sofa that is built for a lifetime, you are also investing in the future of our planet.

Check out their beautiful range of products on their website here!

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