About Us

Heritage Timbercraft is a New Zealand owned business based at Mohaka River Farm in Hawkes Bay. Along with Heritage Timbercraft, this 277 acre property is home to a boutique sawmilling and timber processing business, a horse trekking operation and a spacious campground with various lodge and cabin accommodations. The company is owned by several families that work in, or support the business.

It is a privilege for us to be working with our hands crafting spaces and furniture and teaching craft to others. Our background is in traditional post and beam joinery, Ralph having co-founded the first traditional post and beam company in New Zealand almost 20 years ago.

We value the relationships with our clients and find it a privilege to support them on the journey to create a warm, beautiful and functional home. We serve customers throughout New Zealand. We source antique barns through our relationship with our friends at Heritage Restorations in the USA. along with several other reputable suppliers. We also value the small scale family sawmill businesses who mill timber for us around NZ.

Our qualified design team specialises in barn homes having been involved in the design of over 100 new builds. We enjoy working with our clients to create their dream home using our skills to streamline the process and talk through design decisions.

Our Team

Our greatest asset is our team! We all have different skills which enable us to work together to accomplish the wide range of products that we offer. Just as each piece of a barn frame is unique and is required to complete the whole frame, so we value and appreciate each other. Our operation is based in New Zealand and the majority of the work is done at Mohaka River Farm in Hawke’s Bay. Our team in the USA are also a crucial part of our business, sourcing barns and material, controlling fumigation and transport as well as offering the support and experience from over 20 years in the industry. Our architectural team is available to help with a full design including building consent drawings.

our team

Peter Macfarlane
Operations Manager, Concept Designer, All Inquiries
Jared Wayman
Logistics Manager, Timber and Insulated Panels Acquisition
Ralph Lattimore
Engineering Support
Freek Hogendoorn
Timberframe Forman
Oscar Rimmer
Designer / Draughtsman
Greg Godsey
Registered NZ Architect
Craig Haywood
Design Coordinator
Give Us A Call On 027 3799213 Or Fill Out The Form On Our Contact Us Page, We’d Love To Chat.