About Us

Established in 1992 by Andrew Hamilton, Techlam has grown from a small scale laminating business specialising in producing curved archways and now with over 6000 M2 of production area, is New Zealand’s largest glulam manufacturing facility.

Our business has evolved over the past 25 years to meet the changing needs of architects and structural design, but has retained the family values and integrity Techlam was built on.

Andrew’s sons Brett and Roy work in the business alongside a large team of skilled craftspeople, design engineers, and customer support staff to ensure Techlam continues to grow and meets the growing demands and challenges of architectural design into the future.

We have a strong emphasis on operational excellence and our production facilities operate under a rigid TQM (Total Quality Management) system.  Staff hold a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in CMI (Competitive / Lean Manufacturing), giving us the ability to respond quickly and accurately to the demands of the market.

Examples of our design solutions can be found throughout New Zealand, the South Pacific and Australia, where we export timber products and project manage installations.

Techlam is proudly a 100 percent New Zealand owned and operated business, based in Levin.

Techlam is licensed and certified under a range of industry standards, with regular audits conducted in accordance with the requirements of each standard.
• AS/NZS 1328:1998, Glued Laminated Structural Timber – Licence No. 2682
• AS 5O68, Timber Finger Joints in Structural Products – Licence No. 2683
• Licenced FANZ/Expan Fabricators – Licence No. FANZ 0011
• FSC® Chain of Custody Certification – No. SGS-COC-010729 – FSC-C130502

The Environment

At Techlam we have a respect for the environment and the wellbeing of the earth and our people is important to us. We have a wastage programme that ensures all by-products and adhesives are disposed without impact on the environment and any off cut timber is carefully converted into energy for heating.
In June 2016 Techlam successfully passed certification for FSC®. We are continuing to take the sustainable pathway in our business, the cost of this is superficial to the benefits it creates for our clients. Our licence numbers are SGS-COC-010729 – FSC-C130502. View our certificate status HERE