Case Study

Hornby Club

  • Location
    Hornby, Christchuch
  • Architect
    R M Designs
  • Structural Engineer
    ENGCO Consulting Engineers
  • Builder
    Contract Construction
  • Date
  • Carbon Sequestered
    10.5 Tonnes
  • Image Credits
    Murray Hedwig

The Hub of Hornby

Our Challenge
This project was a perfect example of prefabrication.
Techlam were excited to be involved right from the very inception, and worked closely with the engineers and architects to provide the best solutions possible. This project involved detailed hidden connections and highly visual glulam members, and incorporated other engineered timber products throughout the structure.

The Techlam Solution
This completed project is truly stunning.
With a fully prefabricated truss, purlins & portal frames by Techlam, and prefab CLT elements by XLam the Hornby Working Mens club came to life. Collaboration with all stakeholders throughout this project is what made it a success. All teams worked hard to complete this project to the schedule. Prefabrication made this possible with an efficient & seamless process.

Products Used

Prefabricated Truss

The central truss is over 18 meters long and was fully prefabricated in our plant. It was assembled with concealed epoxy dowel connections throughout. Shipped to site in one piece, ready to be installed.


Portal Frames & Purlins

The portal frames and purlins are all visual glulam product. They were prefabricated and supplied with the hardware ready to go. A great solution to save time and costs.

John Eastwood

Head of Pre-Construction Services


“The Hornby Club is another great example of collaboration between XLam and Techlam to provide the design and construction to communities throughout New Zealand.”

“The work we do together ensures we see more stunning Engineered Mass Timber like Hornby Club come to fruition and provides the New Zealand Construction Sector tangible solutions when building more climate clean structures.”

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