Marnar Bruk

In summer 2024, Marnar Bruk AS will be closed for holidays in weeks 29 and 30  ☀️🏝️ 

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About us

Marnar Bruk produces Royal-treated wood for use on facades, terraces, roofs, noise barriers and glulam beams.

Marnar Bruk has a long history in the wood industry. As early as 1895, the company was established at the mouth of the Mandal River, initially as a sawmill. In 1910, Marnar Bruk also had its own planing mill and started up a wood products factory. In 1924, Marnar Bruk was converted into a limited company and one of the main shareholders was Lord Salveson, an English nobleman. With this background, today's name Marnar Bruk Royal is appropriate in several ways.

In 1976, the sawmill business was replaced by Royal production. At the time, Marnar Bruk had been using ordinary pressure impregnation for several years, but in the early 1970s our owner Per Birkeland became aware of a patent in Sweden where, in addition to impregnating the wood, it was also "boiled" in linseed oil. Per travelled to Sweden to check it out and saw a product that, with its ease of maintenance and extreme rot protection, would work perfectly in the Norwegian climate. A patent was purchased and the former sawmill Marnar Bruk became Marnar Bruk Royal.

In 2011, our factory premises at Mandalselva became too small, and the company moved a little further inland, to Marnardal to be precise. This is where we now run our Royal production and planing mill.

The Royal product has gone from consisting of one original colour to now encompassing 7 beautiful colours. But even though the product has evolved, the production method is the same as it has always been. Having supplied Royal impregnated decking, cladding, roof decking and adjusted shed load throughout our rural and harsh country, and also far beyond Norway's borders since 1976, we know that this is a durable and sustainable product that lasts.

Marnar Bruk plans to continue as a proud Royal producer for many, many more years. And Per, who brought the patent to Norway in the 1970s, still thinks that the smell of freshly produced Royal is the best there is.