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

TimberLab Delivers Award Finalists for 2020

The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards is a highly acclaimed, bi-annual awards event showcasing the innovative, structural and aesthetic use of timber by New Zealand architects and engineers.  The entrants constantly provide projects of an exceptionally high standard. Wood as a construction material offers a level of versatility and texture that can be [...]

By |2020-05-08T11:58:18+12:00November 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Up, Up & Away!

Prefabricated LVL Diagrid frames loaded onto oversize truck are on the way to Scion’s Rotorua site for their new innovation hub - A seismic resistant / low damage structure designed to move in response to a seismic event. This 3-level, distinctive structure is taking shape on site and is an exciting project to be [...]

By |2019-07-30T15:26:54+12:00July 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Auckland Zoo Building Wins Architecture Award

Auckland Zoo Administration Building Wins Commercial Architecture Award 2019 When Auckland Zoo decided they needed a larger administration area, Ignite Architects were engaged to design their new space. Ignite worked with TimberLab Solutions and BGT engineers to ensure the design was cost efficient to manufacture. The open interior features Glulam portal frames to the [...]

By |2019-05-21T14:27:31+12:00May 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments
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