The Kollective is a community hub created by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT). The hub is designed to provide office space and support for community organisations.
For stairwells at the hub, Plymasters supplied their Euro Birch Multiply, which was used to create striking timber fins that run across the second storey balconies and down the stairway.
The joinery is the work of local company, Mount Maunganui-based BBC Commercial. Highly respected for their quality workmanship, their experienced team has been providing commercial fit-outs, shop fittings and a range of tailored and versatile joinery solutions to businesses throughout New Zealand for over a decade.
Chosen for its multi-ply edge grain, the Euro Birch plywood stairwell fins help create a light and airy environment, which also complements the metal framework. Generally used in high-end architecture, the surface of Euro Birch is free from defects, giving it a smooth surface and strong screw holding power. In this design, it makes the screws a feature in themselves.
Mark Crowhurst, Manager of BBC Commercial, says the Euro Birch performed well at the community hub, stayed straight, and was a pleasure to work with.
BBC had worked with Plymasters many times before. “They always provide a good service and are very helpful,” says Mark. Plymasters have provided the company with a wide range of timber products for an equally wide range of jobs.