Welcome to FTMA NZ

Our commitment is to deliver the highest standard of framing practice in New Zealand

Representing the majority of the framing industry in New Zealand, we are leading the way to ensure that prefabricated timber wall frames and roof trusses remain the preferred choice for building in New Zealand.

The FTMA has a proactive group of members dedicated to ensuring New Zealand consistently gets the very best quality in finished product.

Why choose a wood frame house?

Wood is fast and flexible, the builder’s choice:

  • Timber provides flexibility of design and allows modifications and tweaks to layout during the construction process
  • Builders are familiar with wood and work efficiently with wood
  • Wood is our most sustainable raw material. It results in far less carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere than competing building products

Your timber frame house will be snug and sound:

  • Wood is a proven thermal insulator
  • Wood retains heat from the day and releases it at night
  • Wood also acts a humidity regulator absorbing moisture when humid and desorbing it when the air is dry

Wood is a sustainable, natural attractive product:

  • Wood used appropriately will exceed the minimum 50 year service life for materials used for the structure of houses in New Zealand - see building code
  • Wood treated with the appropriate level of preservative, and properly maintained, can last in service for 100 years or more

For more reasons why you should choose wood visit:

2012 - 2013 Achievements 
Activity undertaken and achievements recorded by the FTMA 2013 -2013


Gold Associates
We acknowledge and thank our Gold Associates members for their ongoing support:





Current Issues

WPA focuses on a number of issues that are impacting on its members.  As a peak industry body supporting the wood processing sector, WPA is invited to provide feedback or comment to central or local government proposals as well as assisting industry bodies, such as those involved in education and research, to provide a view from the wood processing sector.

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Events & News

Welcome to ForestWood 2014, a pan-industry conference being jointly hosted by Forest Owners Association (FOA), Wood Processors Association (WPA),... more
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