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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


51 Years' Service at TimberLab - It is with mixed emotions that we wish to announce the retirement of Owen Griffiths at the end of this year. Owen has dedicated many years to The Company and timber industry in general and he will be greatly missed. The good news is that he has accepted [...]

By |2021-06-17T13:07:41+12:00December 3rd, 2020|News|0 Comments


TimberLab was proud to play an active role in supporting the recent WoodWorks Conference in Rotorua. With over 150 delegates in attendance, TimberLab was well represented with a 5-strong team, including 3 of our Directors. Our stand showcased what can be achieved with engineered wood products; from curved glulam beams with 5-axis CNC printing, [...]

By |2021-06-17T13:17:52+12:00November 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments


Sustainable Construction - in a Government Media Release on 16th September 2020, Hon Phil Twyford quoted the following: “Cabinet has agreed that when constructing new buildings, mandated departments and agencies will be required to assess the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the materials and construction processes used. Agencies should choose those which have the lowest [...]

By |2021-06-17T14:11:13+12:00September 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments


On a recent visit to Rotorua, we took the opportunity to check in with the construction and project management team at Scion to see the progress being made with the construction of the Innovation Hub for New Zealand’s Timber Research Institute. The building is looking absolutely fantastic. It certainly has the wow factor as [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:56:25+12:00July 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Congratulates Winners NZ WOOD RESENE TIMBER DESIGN AWARDS 2020

The results of the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2020 were announced in April and as always, did not disappoint. The awards are a highly acclaimed, bi-annual event showcasing the innovative, structural and aesthetic use of timber by New Zealand architects and engineers; the entrants providing projects of an exceptionally high standard. ST [...]

By |2020-04-07T13:59:30+12:00April 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

In Memory of Grant McIntosh 1954 – 2020

It is with great sadness that TimberLab Solutions Ltd advises of the sudden passing of our CEO Grant McIntosh. Grant suffered a heart attack on Sunday afternoon and passed away on Monday night surrounded by his family. Grant inspired a family culture at TimberLab and his passing is a huge shock to the team. [...]

By |2020-03-11T12:54:58+13:00March 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

TimberLab Engineered Timber Proves its Strength in Three-Story Diagrid Design

Under rigorous testing by Scion’s engineers, the manufactured prototype joints for New Zealand’s Timber Research Institute Innovation Hub, held their own through twisting, stretching & compressing. The following video shows the development of the project through design, testing, manufacture and the on-site installation. TimberLab was involved from the beginning of the design phase of [...]

By |2020-01-30T13:51:01+13:00January 30th, 2020|News|1 Comment
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