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Techlam Visual Appearance Grades

Our Visual grade products are your answer for any application where timber members are exposed to view.

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Techlam supplying Glulam to New Zealand’s largest mass timber office Building

Tauranga City Council’s new six-star Green Star office building, 90 Devonport Road to feature Techlam Glulam product.
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Glulam: A Premium Building Product That Ensures Low Carbon Design

Techlam's engineered timber products are being used in low-carbon structures across New Zealand and further afield.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Roy Hamilton joined the company.

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

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The Techlam brand was launched. New machinery was commissioned.

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

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

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

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New finger jointing line imported from Europe and commissioned.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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%.

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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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