Location: Petone, Wellington
Client: Foodstuffs NZ/Pak n Save Petone
Structural Engineer: mlb Consulting Engineers
Builder: Naylor Love
Products Used: Curved & Tapered Rafters, Leaf Connections to Laminated Portal Posts
Date: Summer 2013
To efficiently cover a large car park area while keeping the Supermarket fully operational.
The original design for this canopy used structural steel, but with the issue of corrosion due to the proximity to the coast made a structural laminated structure far more appealing. We worked with the client to reverse engineer the structure in Laminated Timber.
A significant project with careful planning and collaboration with the client’s architect and structural engineer from an early stage of the project, delivered a unique solution to the client’s requirements. Techlam supplied the entire structure, including all structural steelwork and hardware. This showcases a good example of Engineered Timber Products being used, with a stunning end result. Working with the main contractors on site to efficiently stage the project, meant the super market remained open. Interestingly, another issue for the client was birds nesting and sheltering under the canopy! The timber solution completely removed this problem!
“In late 2012 Petone Pak ‘n Save and Foodstuffs Wellington approached Naylor Love to come up with a Car park canopy.
After numerous discussions it was decided to use Techlam NZ to produce the totally wooden structure to be assembled by Naylor Love as opposed to a steel structure.
The whole process went like clockwork and no issue was a problem for Techlam. We have had literally hundreds of positive comments from customers, architects and builders local and overseas on our decision to go with the laminated timber and how it looks so in sync with the environment. Had we chosen to go with the Steel construction alternative this would not have been the case.
There was also a strong case for the timber alternative as the Steel structure would have required a lot more ongoing maintenance being so close to the ocean.
The completed structure not only looks magnificent, it is completely functional and is a credit to Techlam NZ.
I hope the Petone Pak’n Save canopy is the first of many produced by Techlam “
Leo O’Sullivan ~ Pak’ n Save Petone
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A large-scale project that required planning and close collaboration with the client’s architect and structural engineer.
Techlam NZ got involved at the tender stage of the project liaising with client Wellington International Airport, head contractor Hawkins Construction and architects Warren and Mahoney.
An impressive, large roof structure supported by Glulam ‘trees’, creating a sunny and spacious atrium for students.
A project that required pre-cutting and slotting of curved timbers in NZ, then shipped and installed in Apia, Samoa.
The recreation facility building’s primary structure is complex curved Glulam portals forming two sides and covering a polycarbonate clad ‘shell’.
Techlam became involved in this project early in 2015, and it was soon realised that the roof design was going to need a lot of changes to enable it to perform in the cyclone prone area.
The resort was in a less than half finished state, Techlam had to identify which parts of the structure had to be replaced, which parts could be kept and reinstated the remainder that had never been manufactured.
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Techlam NZ supplied a portion of the LVL for the College of Creative Arts building Arrow International is about to complete for Massey University in Wellington. We are happy to confirm that Techlam NZ were at all times professional and good to deal with. They supplied the product on time and to the exacting quality that we required. The material that we received was straight, true and accurate. There were no dramas with installing the product supplied as all notches, cuts and rebates were where they were supposed to be.
Brett and his company Techlam NZ have recently supplied laminated beams to our Marae project in Ohinewai. We were grateful for the clear lines of communication from ordering through to delivery and are very happy with the finished product. Techlam was recommended to us by another construction company and indeed lived up to that recommendation.
Techlam NZ supplied the curved Glulam beams complete with shoe and apex connection plates for this project. Their workmanship was of high quality, arrived on time and as specified. Any queries and variations were dealt with efficiently and promptly.