Red Stag TimberLab is New Zealand’s leading engineered timber design/manufacturing company with a workforce of 40, operating from our 3,500 square metre plant in East Tamaki, Auckland.


Red Stag TimberLab Ltd

Our premises feature Glulam portal frames, Glulam gantry beams and showcase elegant reverse curved Glulam beams. Since 1958 The Company has provided complete design, manufacture, supply and installation supervision packages for engineered timber structures, with around 65% of production being for international projects.

A full range of Glulam options as well as CLT and fabricated LVL structural solutions are produced in our plant in compliance with the strict requirements of internationally recognised codes and standards. Specialised plant and equipment have been developed to enable the efficient production of high quality solutions. The installation of a 5 axis CNC Gantry Bridge means we are able to offer specialist detailing and efficient processing and finishing of complex timber structures.

Red Stag TimberLab is a privately owned company. The management of the company is the responsibility of Managing Director, Darren Stead who enjoys the loyal support of factory, sales and office staff; many of whom have been with the company for more than 30 years. They are all supported by the Red Stag board of Directors.

Our aim is to be the best provider of innovative, cost-effective and customised engineered timber solutions throughout New Zealand and to offshore markets.

We have a commitment to ensure that the highest quality of service and solutions are provided to our clients. Working with timber from sustainably harvested plantation forests, Red Stag TimberLab offers an environmentally responsible construction option, backed by FSC® Chain of Custody Certification. Ask us about your FSC Forest Stewardship Council® certified project.

In 2019, The Company, as a member of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of NZ (WPMA) contributed to the submission for timber products made in New Zealand from Radiata Pine. This was subsequently approved and the EPD was registered and published. This assesses environmental impact, resource use, and waste & output across 27 different criteria. The full assessment report can be seen here.


Our mission is to exceed the expectations of our clients.

  • We place utmost importance on attention to detail, cost competitive efficiencies, innovations, the use of the most appropriate materials and the desire to be the best.
  • We ensure that interaction with our company is enjoyable and successful at all levels for our customers, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • We value customer relationships and provide the best solutions for our customers through understanding our capabilities and their individual needs.
  • We foster business partnerships and an environment where our employees are valued and empowered to achieve their goals; increasing value to our customers, our owners and ourselves.
  • Red Stag TimberLab is a proactive company that seeks out new business, new areas and ways to do that business.


The management of  Red Stag TimberLab Solutions Ltd is committed to a safe & healthy workplace. Click here to view our Worksafe policy.


  • NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards – Highly Commended Interior Innovation
  • Institute of Architects – Small Project Winner
  • Outstanding Project Award Auckland Council
  • Gold Award and Best in Category, Industrial, New Zealand Commercial Project Awards
  • NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Value Award
  • NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards – Overall Supreme Award Winner / Winner – Commercial Architectural Excellence / Highly Commended – Engineering
  • Institute of Architects – Public Architecture Winner
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