Growing its own plantations enables Juken New Zealand Ltd to produce top quality products with control over every aspect of the process. Proper forest management is the key to producing the right trees for making the right products. They take pride in the way they manage and take care of their forests, from land preparation, seed selection and planting, to disease and pest control, thinning, pruning, and harvesting. It's a deliberate, methodical and continuous process to ensure that the product requirements of customers are met.
Juken New Zealand manufactures a range of engineered wood and solid wood products used for structural and non-structural purposes, for external or internal uses and for appearance or non-appearance finishes. One of the company’s flagship products is J-Frame, which is a structural laminated veneer lumber gauged framing timber made from 100% renewable radiata pine. As it is a reliable, straight and durable product, J-Frame can be used in a wide range of applications including residential and commercial framing and truss systems.
J-Frame is also the only structural framing timber in New Zealand to have CodeMark Certification at the moment, which proves compliance with the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) and acceptance by all New Zealand councils.
"There was a lot of noise in the marketplace regarding LVL framing and treatment standards," says Juken's Senior Manager. "By noise I mean conflicting opinions about standards and compliance routes."
"We knew that J-Frame was compliant, however the market needs confidence. A CodeMark-certified product or construction method must be accepted by any building consent authority as complying with the Building Code, as long as it is used as specified. CodeMark gives J-Frame and J-Lintel an emphatic statement of conformity with the Building Code of New Zealand. Since receiving our CodeMark certificate it has given customers confidence to purchase and use J-Frame and J-Lintel," he adds.
Although Juken's range of products is wide and varied, it is not limited to off-the-shelf solutions. If a customer cannot find what they are looking for in their current range, then Juken also offers custom-made options to suit their exact needs. Such requests fit comfortably with the Juken philosophy and because Juken own the process from start to finish, they can always try to meet their customers' needs no matter what they may be.