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Unique applications, unique rustic timbers

Just as every home and family has a story, so does every rustic timber supplied by Interlink Limited. Find out more about the diverse backgrounds, sizes and application below!

Interlink Limited has been supplying the New Zealand landscaping industry with recycled timber for over 10 years and, in that time, we have sold well over 100,000 railway sleepers and beams. With each weighing over 60kg each, that’s around 6 million kilograms of wood! Now that’s a lot of recycling!

We’re proud to play a part in the life cycle of trees that are sometimes many decades old, ensuring the timbers are re-used well.

What most people don’t realise is that the large variety of reclaimed timbers available means there really is a suitable sleeper for every project. We stock railway sleepers that are 2.1m in length, right through to those over 4m, and old bridge beams that are up to 8m in length. From Australian hardwoods, to US oak, to European hardwoods – all are reclaimed timbers.

As this finite supply dwindles, the growing scarcity and increased demand for these reclaimed timbers has seen a new trend emerge – where “old is the new new”.

This is certainly understandable when seeing the appeal in such timbers as a 300mm x 300mm x 6m rustic hardwood, natural or sandblasted. These beauties are scarce remnants of old buildings and structures, never to be manufactured ever again. The modern-day equivalents of steel and concrete not only pale in comparison, they do not convey the underlying story, history and characteristic that rustic timbers will bring to a project.

And with our vast experience, Interlink is well placed to offer expert advice on the subtleties of each and every piece of sustainably sourced timber we stock.

The uses for rustic timbers are equally varied, from edging, steps and fencing to pergolas, bollards, and artworks. However, in reality, recycled timbers offer so much – not only are they kind on the planet, but their rustic attributes are interesting and aesthetically pleasing.


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