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Mass Timber Structures – TimberLab joins the Red Stag Group

Red Stag Purchases TimberLab to Create One-stop-shop for Mass Timber Structures. Surging interest in sustainable construction has seen one of the country’s oldest mass timber businesses combine with one of the youngest. After 64 years in McIntosh family ownership, TimberLab Solutions Ltd has joined the Red Stag group following a share sale completed last week. [...]

By |2022-08-09T10:29:11+12:00August 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Large Glulam Portal Frames – Niutao Community Hall Construction Update

Consultants: Blankspace Architectural / BCD Group / Offsite Design Construction of these large, 30m span Glulam portal frames has been progressing quickly in Tuvalu. The local carpenters and site team have erected all the main portals, having completed the knee and apex joints on site. The end wall and lower roof framing is well underway [...]

By |2022-08-05T12:59:10+12:00August 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Portal Frames – Focus on Sustainability

Kings Plant Barn, StonefieldsCREDITS: Kings Plant Barn / Client: Robert Cunningham Construction  / Architect: Cheshire Architects / Engineering: Jensen, McArley & Associates.Kings Plant Barn recently opened their new concept store in Stonefields Auckland, with a total focus on sustainability. TimberLab were engaged to supply prefabricated timber portal frames, which provide the main building structural components.The [...]

By |2022-07-29T14:43:26+12:00July 29th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing – Supporting Sustainability of TimberLab Engineered Timber Lean manufacturing is a methodology that focuses on minimising waste within manufacturing systems while simultaneously maximising productivity.Lean Hub says, “Our vision is to be the leading and most dynamic operational efficiency improvement mentors in New Zealand.”Supporting the sustainability of their operation, TimberLab are embarking on a [...]

By |2022-07-20T13:37:31+12:00July 20th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Mass Timber Roof – Rototuna Library

The Rototuna Library project by Hamilton City Council has been designed as a multipurpose community hub to service the fast-growing north Hamilton area.Designed by Chow Hill Architects and Aecom, this structure uses large format Glulam beams and rafters to form the structural roof frame.The structure is made up of a series of large gable roof [...]

By |2022-06-28T13:02:50+12:00June 28th, 2022|News|0 Comments

The New Zealand Timber Design Centre

The New Zealand Timber Design Centre has transitioned to the next phase with its appointment of Dr Robert Finch as Director.The Centre was established in early 2022 and is a non-partisan, non-commercial entity providing expert advice, research, information and education.These four establishment organisations set up the centre: -   BRANZ            [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:04:42+12:00June 10th, 2022|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Portal Frames – Queenstown Country Club, Retirement Development

CREDITS: Client: Arvida Queenstown Country Club / Architect: Warren and Mahoney / Engineer: Ruamoko Solutions / Builder: Kobe Construction TimberLab Solutions’ Glulam portal frames and trusses were used to provide feature structural elements at the recently constructed Queenstown Country Club, a premium retirement development in Frankton. The pool area featured steep Glulam portal frames on a [...]

By |2022-05-12T10:30:25+12:00May 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Expanding the TimberLab Team

To cope with an ever-growing list of project work, we welcomed these new team members to the TimberLab team last month. Breanna Pook – CAD Technician Breanna has a degree in Architectural Technology and a broad range of skills from the construction industry and is providing extra support to the CAD Drawing department.She will be [...]

By |2022-05-10T15:57:38+12:00May 10th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Green School – Kina

CREDITS: Client: Green School New Zealand / Architect: Boon Team Architects / Engineer: Nagel Consultants / Builder: Livingstone BuildingGreen School New Zealand, founded by Michael & Rachel Perrett, is the first of its kind in New Zealand to bring a focus of environmental awareness into the classroom. With an environmentally focused pedagogy, Green School aims to empower our [...]

By |2022-04-05T13:45:53+12:00April 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Leading the Way Into 2022!

TimberLab welcomes in the New Year which promises to be a very busy time for the engineered wood product sector. We see our planned growth coming to fruition and expect our factory extension to be completed mid-year. Our progress is being supported by changes and new additions to our team. We congratulate Andrew Hewitt on [...]

By |2022-02-03T13:02:25+13:00February 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Engineered Timber by TimberLab – Superior Choice for Coastal Environments

Niutao Community Hall – TuvaluConsultants: Blankspace Architectural / BCD Group / Offsite DesignDesign and SupplyTimberLab have been working alongside community representatives since early 2020 on the design and supply of a new hall for the Niutao Island community. Situated on Tuvalu’s main Island Funafuti, the brief was to create a multipurpose facility to meet the [...]

By |2022-08-05T13:12:06+12:00December 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Multiple Awards for Scion Innovation Hub (Te Whare Nui o Tuteata)

This iconic structure in Rotorua, New Zealand has captivated judges throughout the world, taking out many awards to date. TimberLab was involved early in the design phase of this three-storey diagrid design project. The structural timber system includes TimberLab Glulam and cross laminated timber entry canopies. 2021 Architecture MasterPrize Awards – Winner Commercial Category. https://architectureprize.com/winners/winner.php?id=4661 [...]

By |2021-12-10T14:39:45+13:00December 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Case Study – LVL Prefabrication

Clearwater Quays is a 5-levelled high-end residential apartment building consisting of prefabricated LVL moment resisting frames, prefabricated light timber framed (LTF) walls, curved glulam columns and cross-laminated timber (CLT) floors. TimberLab were proud to be the supply partner for the LVL moment resisting frames and curved glulam columns.The developer, Red Stag Investments, partnered with MPI under [...]

By |2021-12-10T14:55:31+13:00December 10th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Modular Mass-timber Connection System

TimberLab is proud to announce that we have secured a Callaghan Innovation R&D Project grant to help us develop and standardise connection details for mid-rise mass timber construction. The project budget is valued at approximately $500,000 and is co-funded 40% by Callaghan Innovation. TimberLab’s Board has approved funding for the balance of the budget, and [...]

By |2021-11-19T11:41:13+13:00November 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Zero-carbon Kiwi Timber Apartments

The Clearwater Apartments is a 5-levelled high-end residential apartment building, a show case structure for engineered timber. TimberLab, as the supply partner for the LVL moment resisting frames and curved glulam columns, prefabricated timber components in their Auckland plant. Studies recently carried out show that using timber rather than concrete, not only was a wise [...]

By |2021-11-19T11:15:06+13:00November 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Climate Standards for New Govt Buildings in NZ

From 1 April 2022, new non-residential governments buildings with a capital value over $25 million will have to meet a minimum Green Star rating of five. The same standard will apply to government buildings with a capital value over $9 million from 1 April 2023. The Government is rolling out its plan for a carbon [...]

By |2021-11-19T09:42:38+13:00November 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Mass Timber Solutions

After a huge effort by the team at TimberLab Solutions, the last few loads of structural Glulam elements have been delivered to The Pā Project at the University of Waikato Hamilton campus. One of the largest Glulam structures completed to date in NZ, the project saw some 350m3 net of complex, prefabricated components delivered to [...]

By |2021-10-28T15:14:19+13:00October 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Welcomes Additional CAD Technician

Daniele Vicario joined the TimberLab Team this month. We were very fortunate to acquire the services of this experienced technician with over 10 years’ experience in the offsite mass timber construction industry.Daniele gained his early knowledge in Italy as a design freelance professional, pioneering the advanced offsite CLT detailing design in many projects of all [...]

By |2021-10-29T09:19:08+13:00October 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Mass Timber Construction – Podcast with Paul Kremer and Sam Leslie

In this podcast, TimberLab’s Sam Leslie talks with Paul Kremer from the Mass Timber Construction Journal about the benefits of BIM and digital fabrication, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), LOD 400 and the impacts of a poor model on machining a project.The podcast also features 2 recent case studies; the Scion Innovation Hub and [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:17:30+13:00September 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Continues to Evolve

The TimberLab factory team are now operating in Auckland under the strict protocols of Covid-19, level 3 and have resumed work on the many important projects we have underway.The office team are mostly continuing to work from home and we remain able to assist with your awesome projects. We have been successful in securing additional [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:13:44+13:00September 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Living Building Challenge – Declare Certificate

TimberLab is Excited to be awarded this additional certification in sustainabilityThe Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the most advanced sustainability accreditation program currently available in our built environment. LBC has the philosophy to encourage project stakeholders to develop building assets which have a “truly regenerative” impact on the environment.LBC is made up of 20 imperatives [...]

By |2021-09-01T13:38:15+12:00August 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Continues to Expand its Workplace Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are important aspects of our culture at TimberLab and we pride ourselves in continuing to challenge the gender imbalance in the construction industry. With our expanding list of project orders, we have been actively recruiting in several areas and are now 32 strong; represented by 10 different nationalities and cultures. In our [...]

By |2021-08-13T11:23:38+12:00August 13th, 2021|News|0 Comments
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