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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 |2021-12-10T14:50:15+13:00December 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

TimberLab Podcast – Mass Timber Showcase

This showcase timber building is part of a Primary Growth Partnership with MBIE and Red Stag. The PGP programme aims to encourage the use of engineered timber products and prefabrication in the construction of mid-rise buildings. TimberLab was the supply partner for the prefabricated LVL frames and curved glulam columns.Listen to Andrew Hewitt and Sam [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:18:01+13:00August 13th, 2021|News|0 Comments

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and How it Works

TimberLab Solutions Ltd hold FSC® Chain of Custody Certification with FSC license code FSC-C084824, certified by Preferred by Nature, for the supply of FSC certified timber. TimberLab Glulam uses plantation grown NZ Pine which is recognised as a renewable resource. With environmental responsibility being such an important criterion in measuring good design, the ability to [...]

By |2021-08-13T11:22:33+12:00August 13th, 2021|News|0 Comments

LVL Prefabrication – Clearwater Apartments, Christchurch, New Zealand

Project team: Enovate Consultants, Pacific Environments, Logic Group, Kobe ConstructionClient: Red Stag Investments  The Clearwater Apartments (The Gap) is a 5-levelled high-end residential apartment building with a total floor area of 2,130 m2 (including garages). The building has 2-apartments per level with an open plan design looking over the lakefront of the prestigious Clearwater development.The [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:15:56+13:00June 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Laboratory Testing for VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)

Awareness of sustainability in our built environment is becoming a key factor in procurement decisions for building materials.  Internationally recognised certifications such as Green Building and Living Building are becoming a popular way to measure and monitor the environmental impact of new buildings. Living Building Challenge Contributing to the achievement of [...]

By |2021-05-20T15:15:44+12:00May 20th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Award-winning Projects by TimberLab

Congratulations for all the Hard Work by all Involved Parties for These Recent Award-winning Projects Rawhiti Retirement Village Best International Design 2020 / Architecture & Design Awards - see more on TimberLab's website Star Mountain Plaza (Kutuba Covention Centre) Winner of Excellence 2020 / Australian Timber Design Awards - International Projects see more on [...]

By |2021-05-14T12:22:16+12:00May 14th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Official Opening of Scion Innovation Hub

New Zealand’s Prime Minister was Guest of Honour last Month at the Official Opening of Crown Forest Institute’s New Innovation Centre, Te Whare Nui O Tuteata in Rotorua   Ardern said she was incredibly impressed with what had been achieved. "It is not often you see a building that showcases what is possible with [...]

By |2021-06-04T11:47:30+12:00April 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Modern-day Kiwi Bach, Waiheke Island

Waiheke House Architect: Fabricate / Engineer: Formulate Civil & Structural Ltd / Builder: Thorpe Carpentry Glulam portals and bracing elements are the architectural feature in this modern rendition of the Kiwi bach (colloquial name for holiday home) on Auckland’s Waiheke Island, with its crystal-clear water and vast leafy areas. TimberLab were involved in discussions with [...]

By |2021-06-04T12:03:50+12:00April 27th, 2021|News|0 Comments

GLULAM ON THE BIG STAGE – Our Longest Beams Ever!

University of Waikato, The Pā - TimberLab Project Update March 2021 CREDITS: Client: The University of Waikato / Project Manager: Greenstone Group / Architect: Architectus & Jasmax / Engineer: Beca / Constructor: Hawkins Over the past few months, the TimberLab manufacturing team have been focusing their efforts on the delivery of components for one of [...]

By |2021-06-04T14:40:30+12:00March 22nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Advantages of Using Glulam in Harsh Environments

Huapai Country Club CREDITS: Architect: Ignite / Engineer: BGT Structures / Construction: Form NZ TimberLab Solutions’ Glulam was used to provide feature structural elements at the recently constructed Huapai Country Club, a premium retirement development in West Auckland. We worked with the Architect and Engineer early in the concept design phase and were able [...]

By |2021-06-04T14:47:48+12:00February 12th, 2021|News|0 Comments


It is very exciting to see that Star Mountain Plaza (Kutubu Convention Centre) is one of 40 international projects to be announced as a winner in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards. We are proud to be part of the team that produced this award winning glulam; a spectacular demonstration of timber’s beauty, versatility and [...]

By |2021-06-17T10:50:04+12:00February 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

TimberLab is Excited About the Future of Engineered Timber

We've hit the ground running already! Back on deck & excited about the future of engineered timber. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tutetawha’s new Wharekai in Taupō - Structural Timber Elements used as the Main Architectural Feature CREDITS: Architect: RM Designs / Engineer: EngCo / Builder: RBS Group TimberLab was honoured to supply Glulam and LVL components for [...]

By |2021-06-17T11:24:50+12:00January 29th, 2021|News|0 Comments
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