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Timber Innovations

Innovative timber products that enhance buildings structurally and visually.

February 2021

Woodspan PLT Provides Speed, Strength and Structural Efficiency

Woodspan PLT panels are a mass timber product with leading spanning capacity for greater design flexibility.

Innovative Alternative to Timber Decking

Innovative Alternative to Timber Decking

Outdure provides a moisture-proof alternative to traditional timber deck sub-frames and boards.

Zone Resolves Challenge of Fire Rating Timber in Moist Conditions

Zone Resolves Challenge of Fire Rating Timber in Moist Conditions

FireZone Board and Batten intumescent coating provided a clean and cost-effective solution for fire rating cedar battens both inside and out — including in the foyer which features a living wall.

The Group 1 Fire Performance Solution for Timber in Commercial Interiors

The Group 1 Fire Performance Solution for Timber in Commercial Interiors

Meeting NZBC requirements for interior linings in high-risk commercial interiors can be tricky for timber finishes; Innowood offer a proven solution.

Techlam Creates Innovative Glulaminated Timber Solutions

Techlam Creates Innovative Glulaminated Timber Solutions

Techlam has a passion for working with architects and designers to develop ideas that create the best buildings, strengthen communities and benefit the environment.

Fire Doors with Panelled Veneer Design Options

Fire Doors with Panelled Veneer Design Options

Recent projects demonstrate how NZ Fire Doors can achieve unique design requirements while meeting fire compliance. 

Solid Composite Decking Made Specifically For NZ

Solid Composite Decking Made Specifically For NZ

Made from 60% waste timber fibre and 30% recycled HDPE plastic, BiForm composite decking is an eco-friendly option backed by a 25 year warranty.

Stunning Glulam Roof Structure for a New Childcare Facility

Stunning Glulam Roof Structure for a New Childcare Facility

Hyne 17C Glulam from IBuilt — one of the strongest pine laminated beams available — was used for the bold roof structure which will eventually form a green roof. 

Austratus: A Clip-in Timber Wall and Ceiling with a Difference

Austratus: A Clip-in Timber Wall and Ceiling with a Difference

Austratus makes slatted timber ceilings, walls and screens easy and is now available in three timber species: Western Red Cedar, Hemlock and NZ Radiata Pine.

50 Year Treatment Warranty for KLC Timber Weatherboard Systems

50 Year Treatment Warranty for KLC Timber Weatherboard Systems

Available in a range of striking profiles, KLC Generation 2 weatherboards are H3.2 treated with MicroPro MCA — a sustainable treatment that boasts a 50-year treatment warranty.

New Time-Saving Bracket-Free Boundary Joist and Post-Fixing Solution

New Time-Saving Bracket-Free Boundary Joist and Post-Fixing Solution

The Spax Boundary Joist and Post-Fixing Solution is easy to use, aesthetically appealing and has been tested to be three times faster than other common methods.

Thermal Modification: The Future of Exterior Wood Products

Thermal Modification: The Future of Exterior Wood Products

Available from Timberline, thermally modified Thermory Nordic Pine and Thermory Ash provide durable, eco-friendly options for exterior cladding. 

Portable Tiny Homes Feature Juken Timber Products

Portable Tiny Homes Feature Juken Timber Products

Juken New Zealand (JNL) manufactures a range of premium wood solutions; Christchurch family business, NZ4U2U, are using three of them to build portable tiny homes for rent and purchase.

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