ATS Timber is 100% committed to supplying top quality timber products that exceed stringent New Zealand government and international environmental and sustainability requirements.
We operate our Timber Verification Program which is independently audited by industry leading, government approved agency; Grade Right (NZ) Ltd. “ATS Timber is one of our top ranking clients in terms of on-going compliancy with our Grade Verified Program and NZS3622:2004 ‘Verification of Timber Properties.” (Paul Carpenter, Managing Director, Grade Right (NZ) Ltd).
Increasing awareness and demand for sustainable sourced timber has led us to obtain global certifications for sustainable timber sourcing in FSC and PEFC. These certifications are recognised globally for environmental and social best-practice in sustainable timber sourcing and used extensively on green building programs such as the Green Star, Home Star, LEED, Living Building and BREEAM. Learn more about these green building programs.
See further details and downloads for our certification programs we run below.
Grade Verified Program
Our Weka SG8™, Kingfisher SG8™ Pine , Kingfisher Spruce™ and Kea SG8 Douglas Fir ranges undergo rigorous proof testing for bending stiffness (how elastic it is) and bending strength (how much weight it can take without breaking). Every piece is subject to a visual override to ensure it meets No.1 Frame visual requirements according to NZ Standards.
This verified program allows for greater scope in design as it removes the previous reliance on visual grading as being the only control of grade on structural timber.
ATS Timber is a certified supplier for FSC®
Chain of Custody (CoC) products. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management word wide. FSC®
provides a connection between the forest and the end user ensuring that products with the FSC®
label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits. Please enquire for more info on our FSC®
Certified range of products.
Licence Code: FSC-C120337 for FSC-SDT-40-004 V2-1 Standard for FSC®
ATS Timber is a certified supplier of PEFC™ CoC sustainable timber. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC ™) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.
PEFC™ works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards
With 36 endorsed national certification systems and more than 260 million hectares of certified forests, PEFC™ is the words largest forest certification system