Loyal employees, Talia & Penisoni have seen a lot of changes at TimberLab. The staff all helped them celebrate 30 years of employment before Christmas 2018. They were each presented with stylish watches, whose outer cases and faces were crafted from reclaimed oak.
When world leaders meet for APEC meetings later this month in Papua New Guinea, they will be admiring the new Glulam Convention Centre - Long House featuring Glulam manufactured and supplied from TimberLab in NZ. TimberLab is proud to be part of the team that produced this spectacular demonstration of timber’s beauty, versatility and [...]
TimberLab was able to help a local school in their fundraising efforts last weekend. We made this handsome looking “Snot Man” & the children painted it themselves. On the Gala Day, participants paid to put their hands inside his nostrils (filled with slime) to get a prize. A lot of fun was had & a [...]
See TimberLab Newsletter, October 2018
TimberLab Solutions is New Zealand’s most experienced manufacturer of structural Laminated Timber with over 60 years’ experience. As new engineered wood products have entered the market, TimberLab has positioned itself to deliver the full structural package of engineered wood products including Glulam, LVL and CLT providing your One-Stop-Shop Solution. With an increase in market [...]
We’re all extremely proud of Owen Griffiths who was named “Wood Warrior” industry champion at last week’s NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. In bestowing the honour on him, Chair of WPMA Brian Stanley pointed out that Owen “really understands the industry” and is an active member of a number of industry organisations. Owen is [...]
TimberLab Congratulates Studio Pacific as Project Overall Winner at 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. The He Tohu Document Room in Wellington took out the Interior Innovation award & then went on to be judged Overall Winner at last week's event in Auckland. Some of the judges’ comments - “Excellent showcase for digital technology [...]
See TimberLab Newsletter, August 2018
Half Moon Bay Ferry Pier has just been awarded the Best Public Works project under $5 Million by IPWEA (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia) - New Zealand Excellence Awards. Credits: Auckland Transport, Downer, BDG Architects, Lautrec Consulting Engineers and Bellingham Marine. TimberLab produced these laminated timber portal frames with columns & hand rails [...]
See TimberLab Newsletter, June 2018
Multi-storey Engineered Timber Buildings are set to be the future for Mid to High-Rise commercial structures. It’s happening overseas – now it is time for NZ to catch up. TimberLab is working closely with Tallwood in leading the charge. See News; covered by NewsHub on TV3, 23 May 2018.
Sam Leslie Extending the boundaries for engineered timber solutions is an ongoing passion for TimberLab. As part of that strategy, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Leslie to enhance our technical and sales capabilities. Many of you will know Sam from his previous role as Engineering and Innovation Manager at XLam. [...]
See TimberLab Newsletter, April 2018
As TimberLab turns 60, our C.E.O. shares a few things he's learnt from his time steering the company from strength to strength. TimberLab’s C.E.O. Grant McIntosh, has been involved in the business for 36 years and is the 3rd generation of his family to lead the Company which was founded by his grandfather. Grant is [...]
See TimberLab Newsletter, December, 2017
Award Winning Craftsmanship - Cathedral Grammar Junior School recognised at the 2017 Timber Design Awards. The 2017 Gala Timber Design Award function at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland last Thursday saw Cathedral Grammar Junior School scoop the Overall Supreme Award. Designed by Andrew Barrie Lab Architects, the intricately detailed engineered timber structure was manufactured by TimberLab [...]
The Cathedral Grammar Junior School won a Gold Pin at the Best Design Awards – Spatial > Public and Institutional Spaces category. The awards are run by the Designers Institute of New Zealand and cover the full range of design disciplines from graphics and websites through to architecture and urban design. TimberLab is honoured to have [...]
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing our team with development opportunities, TimberLab has been assisting some of our employees to improve their Communication & Leadership skills. MIT were engaged to provide onsite training and education for two groups of our team. The staff have benefited greatly from this experience; both in home & [...]
TimberLab's CNC technology achieves new levels of detailing - interlocking timber members with tolerance of plus/minus 1mm. Judges Comments: This is a very telling example of what craftsmanship looks like in the 21st century: an extremely skillful and innovative integration of contemporary technology with traditional techniques and materials. Barrie Lab & Tezuka Architects used CNC technology [...]
“Many thanks for attending the School of Architecture and Planning prize-giving last week and for presenting the Timberlab Solutions prize. We really appreciate the on-going support and recognition that this brings our able students. We also appreciate that you took the time out to attend – thank you.” - Heather McAllister | Development Manager |National [...]
TimberLab will be hosting visitors from the Prefab Conference for a plant visit in April. TimberLab has been producing prefabricated timber structures, nationally and internationally; mainly in the commercial arena for over 50 years. The recent acquisition of NZ’s first 5 axis CNC bridge processor – Weinmann MP240 has significantly increased our capabilities in this area. [...]
Each floor section covers up to 16 square metres. Using a Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) design developed by CHH Woodproducts, TimberLab has prefabricated these cassettes using LVL joists and plywood. With CNC technology, shear keys have been rebated into the joists. Once delivered to site the cassettes are lifted onto first floor framing in quick time. [...]
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TimberLab Solutions places great importance on making sure all staff go home safely at the end of each day. To this end, we have been working very hard on our workplace systems & practices and towards the end of 2015 we proudly gained Secondary Standard under ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices.