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 [...]

By |2021-08-13T11:22:43+12:00August 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 |2021-07-01T09:04:01+12:00June 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


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
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