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Engineered timber solutions are transforming construction sites as developers look for cost-effective, sustainable structural systems that are also designed to handle seismic loads.

TimberLab Solutions provided engineered timber solutions for Young Hunter House in Christchurch. The company says its products, made from Glulam (glued laminated timber) and LVL (laminated veneer lumber), are prefabricated in the company's factory, which makes for quick and accurate assembly and installation on site.

Marketing director Owen Griffiths says TimberLab Solutions' staff have 76 years' experience, and all products pass through a certified quality control process.

"The products themselves offer many benefits to the construction industry – they are made from sustainable materials, are light weight, pre-finished, seismically resistant and fire resistant. They also offer design flexibility."

TimberLab can fabricate and supply a complete structural timber package for any project, enabling ease of assembly and installation. Griffiths says the company recently commissioned New Zealand's first five-axis CNC bridge, which is used for accurate detailing and the processing of timber structures.

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TIMBERLAB SOLUTIONS LTD

PO Box 294116, Highbrook, AucklandPhone +64 9 253 9349 Fax +64 9 253 0370www.timberlab.co.nz sales@timberlab.co.nz

First published date: 31 March 2014

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