Aro Hā Wellness Retreat

Southern Alps

Location: Wyuna Preserve

Client: Aro Hã Wellness Retreat

Architect: Tennent + Brown Architects

Structural Engineer: Dunning Thornton Consultants

Builder: Triple Star Project Management

Products Used: Fully Detailed 3D pergolas, Simple Portal Frames

Date: Spring 2013

Our Challenge

The earlier stages of this project were supplied by a competitor, and there were many issues with poor connections and substandard detailing. This caused significant delays in the erection of the first (somewhat smaller) structure.

Techlam became involved just prior to the project really starting to get underway.

Our Solution

We worked with the Project managers to root out the main issues causing the problems earlier.

Together, we decided that the entire structure would need to be pre-assembled in our plant, before being disassembled and packaged for delivery. All knife plates and hardware was checked and tested for correct fit.
The product was delivered to site, and assembled together perfectly with no issues!

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