ABOUT US

urbanmac supply sustainable and stylish raised garden beds and outdoor furniture throughout New Zealand. 

urbanmac is the online retail store for NZ's leading supplier of sustainable macrocarpa, Macdirect Ltd.  Our timber mill knows mac inside out, and we deliver all of our quality timber and kitset products nationwide.

We are a family owned business based in Franklin, Auckland who are passionate about living sustainably in the urban environment.  urbanmac began in 2009, stemming from Holly Jean and Rico's dream to live self-sufficiently.  Sick of waiting for the 'one day' that they would own a lifestyle block,  they decided to find a way to grow veges in their small rented Parnell apartment. Holly grabbed some macrocarpa from her Dad (who handily owns NZ's largest Macrocarpa Timber Mill, MacDirect Ltd) and proceeded to “build her own garden box” (Rico actually made it).  Pretty quickly they realised that ‘ready-made’ boxes delivered to the door (with the option of soil) would be a bit of a hit with their mates and other urbanites and so..... urbanmac was born.  The business was an instant success, and has become so popular over the past few years that Macdirect Ltd have recently taken over all sales for the business.

We are pretty proud of our kitset raised garden boxes.  They are made with untreated dressed macrocarpa (so smooth), without the use of harsh or harmful chemicals making them ideal for gardens and furniture.  The kitsets arrive to your door in a flatpack, ready for assembly.  If you are a DIY novice, don't sweat it.  The kitset is easy to assemble, with the holes pre-drilled, and screws are supplied. Simply slot together, turn a few screws, fill with soil and you are away laughing.

Our macrocarpa is sourced from sustainable, plantation grown cypress. The timber does not need to be treated due to the natural qualities and durability of this remarkable natural product.

We have a range of standard sizes, and we can custom build to suit your space with no extra cost, just send us an email with your requirements. And for the Auckland city folk, we even deliver Living Earth soil so you can assemble and fill all in one foul swoop. We're pretty cool like that, always thinking about how to make living sustainably that little bit easier.

We look forward to kitting you out with some epic boxes so you can get your green on.

The Team at urbanmac and Macdirect Ltd.