Matakauri Lodge


Location: Glenorchy Rd, Queenstown

Client: Matakauri Lodge

Architect: Sumich Chaplin

Structural Engineer: B F Whitham Ltd

Builder: Brosnan Construction

Products Used: Bandsawn glulam truss and rafter components

Date: Mid 2013

Our Challenge

For this 6 star luxury lodge where no detail is too small to be noticed, our client was looking for a high quality timber to form the exposed truss and rafter work. The stability required to keep the consistency of the bandsawn appearance was paramount.

Our Solution

Techlam glulam products were chosen for the consistency of supply quality, and also became the most cost effective solution. The Techlam team worked with the construction company and other subcontractors to supply a competitive package, with minimal wastage due to our manufacturing efficiencies.

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