about us

Avon started from humble beginnings in Christchurch in the late 1970’s. Tom Johnson was the founder of the business and many customers will still remember him fondly as he drove around the country visiting custom framers.

Avon started out as a picture hire business, hiring out framed pictures to businesses in and around Christchurch. From there, we started to make our own timber mouldings and added a paint shop in Carlyle Street, Sydenham, Christchurch.

In 1982 Ian Willetts joined Tom and with his manufacturing expertise the business was able to grow and extend its range of mouldings. The Carlyle Street premises were extended several times by purchasing adjoining properties and adding more and more machinery.

We continued to grow and took prominence as the leading manufacturer and distributor of picture mouldings in New Zealand.  At one point Avon was exporting  its' products overseas.

Avon is well known for many traditional profiles that have been popular for years, and the Urban Design range of mouldings it released in lovely colour ways such as graphite, diesel, mocha, putty, chalk, claret and satin white.

In 2004 when Tom and Ian retired the business was acquired by two other New Zealand based families. A few years later the business expanded the product range to include a range of imported mouldings through Antons Mouldings in Melbourne, the Peterboro matboard range, foamboard and a wider range of consumables. The Crescent matboard range was added in 2013.

For over 40 years the team at Avon has been a pioneer in manufacturing and distributing quality picture mouldings throughout New Zealand as well as internationally, through an exported range of product.

Sadly, in February 2011 during the earthquakes in Christchurch the manufacturing equipment was destroyed and the business re-located to Auckland.  Avon is currently an importer and distributor of timber mouldings,  custom framing accessories and other products.

We continue to be a New Zealand owned and operated family business. We are a wholesale supplier and sell directly to the custom framers of New Zealand who then on-sell to end use consumers.

We are committed to understanding and meeting the needs of our valued customers.

We pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offering our customers a wide range of quality products at an affordable price.

Contact Us

Phone: 0800 237 263

Phone: +64 9 634 7060
Fax: +64 9  634 7059
Location: 2 Gloucester Park Road, Onehunga, Auckland
Postal Address: P.O Box 13083 Onehunga 1643, Auckland
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Christchurch Location: Unit 2, 9 Francella Street, Bromley, Christchurch 8062

Phone: 0800 237 263

Hours: 9.00am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday

ONLINE ORDERS - Alefa Seleni - Christchurch Office: +64 27 268 2267 | orders@avonfs.co.nz

NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - Mark Pritchard: +64 27 622 7060 | mark@avonfs.co.nz

SALES & MARKETING - Zekiah Heath: zekiah@avonfs.co.nz

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Karen Paterson: karen@avonfs.co.nz