Location: Merivale, Christchurch
Client: Chinese Methodist Church
Architect: Opus Architecture
Structural Engineer: Opus
Builder: Hann Construction
Products Used: Glulam external timber fins, prefabricated glulam bowstring trusses and purlins
Date: Early 2015
The Chinese Methodist Church was completely rebuilt following the Christchurch earthquakes. The roof structure consists of four large glulam rafter beams, with a steel tension rod running underneath, and glulam purlins connecting these. There are also extensive areas of vertical fins, providing a feature detail to internal and external cladding.
The Techlam team worked along with the engineer and construction company to optimise supply of the glulam package. Due to the size of the rafter beams, extensive precutting and rebating was done in the factory, to speed installation on site. Other details included epoxy fitting of the steel struts supporting the tension rods. All the vertical fins were supplied precut, with pocket slots for internal brackets.
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Well thank you for the words of encouragement – but we owe it to you and your company. CCCS would not be able to complete that project without your contribution, and I believe your price was very reasonable considering the effort you put in and the initial trouble caused by incorrect drawings. Again, I express thankfulness and gratitude on behalf of CCCS. We pray that the good Lord continue to bless your company. I will keep in touch for future church buildings.
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