Our Company

G D Rutter Ltd a privately owned and operated New Zealand company is a leading supplier of residential architectural door hardware, cabinetware and commercial door automation.

G D Rutter offers a wide range of door handles and knobs, covering all entrance pull handles, electronic smart locks, banister brackets, mortice locks, door stops, and a comprehensive offering of kitchen cabinet handles, knobs, drawer pulls in a wide range of finishes from the popular satin nickel, to the trend setting graphite and brushed brass.

Founded in 1930 by George Daniel Rutter, as an importing agent specialising in builders’ hardware. Three generations and 90 years later GD Rutter has grown to be one of New Zealand's prominent suppliers of door and cabinet hardware to the hardware trade under the Sylvan brand name. In 2017 G D Rutter formed GDR Architectural providing commercial door automation solutions supported by the international brand Record.

Throughout the 90 years of business, there has always been a strong family influence with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and product quality. Now G D Rutter Ltd is managed by the 3 grandsons of George Daniel, who have grown up with hardware products and being involved in the business from a very young age. This early involvement in hardware has ensured that the leadership of G D Rutter Ltd has a strong product and technical knowledge together with superior customer service these qualities set our company apart from many other hardware suppliers in New Zealand.

Designing and sourcing products that suit your environment is a key aspect of the Sylvan brand. Our design and engineering team puts a great deal of effort into ensuring the products we supply meet the New Zealand's building standards and their intended purpose.

Commencing from July 2013 G D Rutter Ltd was appointed the official supplier of Iseo security products for the New Zealand market. Iseo - a leading brand of European security products produced in Italy, provides G D Rutter Ltd with an extensive range of security hardware products for the aluminium door and commercial security markets. Iseo's alignment with G D Rutter Ltd proves the confidence a large European supplier has in our company to deliver superior customer service and technical support to the New Zealand market.

Our Sylvan range of hardware products are available from all leading hardware stores throughout New Zealand, our bathroom and grab rails are available through our website only. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding any product displayed on our website.