7 November 2000 Media Statement
Anderton launches export of houses to Japan
First Industry NZ Industry Development Programme project
Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today launched TriStyle Homes exporting prefabricated houses to Japan made from
"Exporting houses to Japan! This is another initiative from the Labour Alliance coalition Government designed to get New
Zealand back to work and support New Zealand regions and business," said Jim Anderton.
TriStyle represents the first sector initiative in the Industry Development programme, the latest part of the range of
programmes run by Industry New Zealand as part of the Government jobs machine. Other such initiatives will follow.
"This exciting project is the first in-depth project where Industry New Zealand has worked closely with a company to
identify the barriers to exports and work around them using Trade New Zealand.
"The project is linked to the national wood processing strategy and shows how we can add value to wood products rather
than exporting logs," said Jim Anderton
Over the years, New Zealand has planted large areas of commercial forest. Log exports and wood processing’s contribution
to the economy will over the next decade significantly increase.
Many forests are coming to maturity and New Zealand will have a generous supply of raw timber logs. Industry New Zealand
and Trade New Zealand are working with industry to remove barriers to export so that New Zealanders can reap the
benefits of our timber resources.
TRISTYLE INDUSTRIES LTD
COMPANY EXPORT PROFILE
Thermopanel Export – Thermopanel Log Homes - Thermopanel 2 x 4 INSULFRAMETM Homes – Tristyle Homes Ltd - 2 x 4 Prenail
and Roof Truss Fabrication - Timber Processing
Tristyle Industries is a privately owned NZ housing manufacturer and construction company, specialising in the
production of high insulation, prefabricated housing systems and components.
The company manufactures three types of homes :
Thermopanel Log Homes
Thermopanel 2 x 4 INSULFRAMETM Homes
Standard Timber Framed Homes
Tristyle has been involved in the New Zealand timber framed building industry for 28 years, with the four company
directors having 80 years combined experience in the design, construction, and marketing of New Zealand timber homes.
The Thermopanel range of homes have the been manufactured, exported, and constructed throughout many areas of the
Pacific and Asia since 1990.
Currently Tristyle Industries exports Thermopanel Homes, and Kitset Components to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Pacific
Islands, SE Asia. and South America.
Tristyle Industries are able to provide a total housing design, manufacture, and supply service to it’s international
clients, and we have international experience in project design, and management assistance to developers.
Thermopanel developments in Asia include Residential homes, Resort construction, and light commercial buildings.
Tristyle Industries specialise in the manufacture and supply of “High Insulation” buildings incorporating the unique
Thermopanel factory foam insulated walls. The use of natural NZ pine timber make our homes ideal for developments in
rural and resort areas.
CAD Design :
Full 3D Computer designing capability using Internet linked software allows Tristyle to design, and communicate directly
with it’s export clients, resulting in fast accurate house planning, with full involvement by the client.
Engineering Design :
Tristyle operates computerised structural designing programs for both 2 x 4 timber framing, and engineered timber roof
truss components. All components are designed and fabricated in Tristyle’s factory, ensuring consistent quality and
accuracy, through to the finished kitset.
Timber Production :
Tristyle operates it’s own timber processing plant allowing manufacture of the individual timber components for
Thermopanel Homes to be completed on one site. This includes a wide range of exterior timber sidings and finishing
material. We are able to provide a wide range of specialist timbers, both dried and treated.
All Thermopanel operations are undertaken on Tristyle’s 12,000 m2 site at Awanui, in the Northern part of New Zealand’s
North Island. The site includes the administration centre, Timber processing plant, Timber drying kiln, Storage
facilities, and Fabrication factory.
Export Commitment :
Tristyle is dedicated to the growth of export housing, and export housing is expected to exceed 100 homes in the 00/01
Current annual NZ housing sales are approximately 50 homes, with engineered components being supplied for a further 100
homes in NZ per year.
Tristyle’s experience in the design and supply of export housing has resulted in an excellent quality control system
both for product quality, and component shipping accuracy. This attention to our export clients is possible through our
ability to give personal service to our export clients.
Managing Director of Tristyle Industries, Mr Greg Charteris directly handles all export business, and has spent
considerable time in Asia over the past ten years, to establish the Thermopanel Building System’s reputation.
Tristyle Industries is undertaking several off shore housing supply and development projects in conjunction with two
other experienced housing exporters which greatly increases our production, supply, and management capabilities for off
Tristyle Industries is a member of the New Zealand Export Housing Association known as “HOMES NZ” . This group consists
of the leading housing manufacturers throughout New Zealand, and offers foreign housing buyers a large, secure, and
controlled group from which to source housing product.
HomesNZ is the official voice of NZ housing exporters, and is supported by the NZ Government Trade Development Board –
HomesNZ is responsible for foreign trade promotions, developing continual improvements in NZ export housing, and
offering export buyers the security of a large supply group.
Thermopanel Homes exceed all thermal insulation requirements for the New Zealand climate, and actually offer among the
highest thermal insulation performance of any residential housing product available in the world today. Thermopanel
homes are performing excellently in harsh regions such as Hokkaido in Northern Japan.
We look forward to introducing our world leading products to your market, and would welcome the opportunity to share
more in depth technical material with you.