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Techlam Visual Appearance Grades

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Te Wai Takamori o Te Awa Kairangi project team AECOM-Fletcher partners with Techlam.

We're thrilled to be providing the glulam engineered timber elements to the AECOM-Fletcher team on this exciting project.
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CNC Update – Our SCM Oikos XL

Exciting developments are in play at Techlam. Our new CNC 6 Axis Machine is now commissioned and is processing our glulam products.
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Hornby Club

All Techlam components for the Hornby Club were prefabricated offsite to save time and cost, and enable a seamless, fast process onsite.

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Hutt Valley Health Hub

Designed to withstand a 1-in-4000 year earthquake, this structure uses timber to be structurally reliable throughout natural disasters.

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Kerikeri New Shoots Childcare Centre

Kerikeri New Shoots Childcare Centre blends the line between indoors and outdoors using wide openings and natural materials throughout.

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Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre

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Green School New Zealand

For Green School New Zealand we supplied large curved Glulam portals, purlins and bearers to create an inspiring classroom environment.

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Fiji Marriott Resort

With the resort in a less than half finished state, Techlam had to identify which parts of the structure had to be replaced and reinstated.

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Wellington International Airport

The stunning curved Glulam X columns are arguably one of the most striking features of the Wellington International Airport terminal.

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Pak ‘n’ Save Covered Carpark

A large-scale project that required planning and close collaboration with the client’s architect and structural engineer.

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Aro Ha Wellness Retreat

A project undertaken by Techlam requiring the entire structure to be pre-assembled in the plant and assembled on site.

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Hobsonville Wharf

A new 70m long ferry wharf at Hobsonville Point constructed almost entirely of structural laminated timber with extensive detailing.

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Andrew (still plays a role in the business today) and Anna Hamilton launched the business trading as Craftbuilt Industries from their garage in Levin.


More space needed so the workshop moved to a rented building in town.


We built (big for us at the time) a new 375m² factory in Levin.


Beam press commissioned and our first bridge is made for Stanmore Bay, Whangaparoa.


More space needed - now a total of 650m² of production area.


Brett Hamilton joined the company (starting on the factory floor) as a fresh faced 16 year old.


Larger-scale projects requiring bigger floorspace for fabrication instigated a further increasing of our factory floor to 800m².


Roy Hamilton joined the company.


Shifted into our new 6000m² manufacturing facility in Tiro Tiro Road.


The Techlam brand was launched. New machinery was commissioned.


Moved into the South Pacific supplying product for a new museum in Samoa in partnership with Arrow International.


New European designed hydraulic presses installed, greatly increasing our capacity.


Techlam brand gets a refresh, press for curved beams designed, built and commissioned. Purchased land behind the current building for further expansion.


New finger jointing line imported from Europe and commissioned.


A full in-house CAD/ BIM design and drafting department was added. North Island Account Manager role established. New 360m² dry
store built out back.


Extended production area by 360m² to enable further growth. South Island Account Manager role established.


New dust extraction system installed, two planers and a CNC saw imported and commissioned. Environmental Product Declaration published.


COVID19 Lockdown. Supplied glulam to the largest CLT plant in the Southern Hemisphere. Switched from Asure Quality to Bureau Veritas.


Roy and Brett’s sister Skye Hamilton joined the company. Restructured our staff to ensure optimal leadership and communication.


Minister of Economic Development Hon. Stuart Nash tours Techlam to acknowledge the $1.7m gov funding boost for new machinery to reduce wastage by an estimated 25%.


Techlam Team numbers 50+. So much more than glulam – technical support, project management, prefabrication. 23 new churches to build in Tonga in 2022. Exciting expansion planning for Techlam manufacturing facility plus new machinery on the cards.

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