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Pā Reo

“I am pleased to provide a testimonial for Red Stag Timberlab’s exceptional work on the Pā Reo Project at Te Wānanga O Raukawa in Ōtaki. From the tender stage to project completion, their passion for timber construction was evident. Their expertise in every aspect, from shop drawings to the final product, left us in awe. Sam and the team were always available to assist with any queries and were a pleasure to communicate with over the phone. Working with Red Stag Timberlab was a truly remarkable experience.”

Ben Law – Project Manager


Scion Innovation Centre

“Thank you for helping us make Te Whare Nui o Tuteata a reality! From the manufacture of our LVL diagrid to the CNC design of our glulam entry, a modern interpretation on traditional carving, it has been a pleasure to work with you and look forward to the next build”

Aoife Mac Sharry – Project Manager

Fearon Hay House at Jacks Point

“The glulam beams look great ! Very pleased we went this way.

Home Owner

The Pa, University of Waikato

“The structural team have hugely enjoyed the collaboration, sharing and great “can do” and culture working with Timberlab on this project. Everyone has been focused on resolving the hidden connections of some of the most challenging multi rafter glulam connections around! will become a leading timber space for UoW to celebrate future student success, teaching and cultural gatherings.

Sean Gledhill

Technical Director/Principal Structural Engineer at Beca

Sir Keith Park Memorial TimberLab Curves

“The trusses arrived at my place early Friday morning. The truck driver was amazing with his Hiab, and the goods were soon fully in the shed and under cover.

Many thanks to you and the TimberLab Team for a fantastic job – both in terms of the delivery timeframe and the quality of the work.

Seems a pity to paint them…!! Please pass on our hearty thanks to the whole team at TimberLab.

Geoff Furkert


TimberLab Bondek™ Flooring

Many thanks for the Bondek flooring delivered today by Tutills. Thanks also for the careful packaging of the timber.

It has been an excellent experience dealing with TimberLab, and I am very pleased that after approaching other timber laminating companies my engineer directed me to your company”.

John Hunt


Te Omanga Hospice

“On behalf of the Trustees and staff of Te Omanga Hospice, please accept my sincere thanks for your donation towards our campaign to raise $10 million to replace our earthquake prone building with a new hospice……….
Thank you for your beautiful beams throughout the inpatient unit and foyer.

Biddy Harford

 Chief Executive, Te Omanga  Hospice Trust

Te Ara a Tawhaki Raised Floor

“I would like to thank the TimberLab team for your assistance and contribution on the Te Ara a Tawhaki Project. TimberLab made the process easy as they sorted the shop drawings with the right questions to refine the final product including a couple of late curve ball changes we made. We had a surveyor set out the framing for us on site to ensure accuracy, and when we laid the floor starting from the centre of the room out, it all fitted like a glove. The curves were consistent and all the service penetrations (A/C grilles and Recessed power points) were located exactly where they supposed to be. When we pressure tested the floor it passed easily first time.”

Ben Law

 Project Manager, McMillan Lockwood, Central Region

Wanaka Recreation Centre

“The challenge was to impress a community who lives in one of the most picturesque places on Earth – and I think we have done that with our beautiful new pool – thanks in large to the striking Glulam beams which connect this space so effortlessly.  We couldn’t be happier with the result.”

Jason Lawless

Wanaka Recreation Centre Manager

Kwila Decking – Pool Surround

Matt rang us to say that the Kwila curved beams for the pool edge fitted well and looked great and that TimberLab had done a very good job.


Shore Build

He Tohu

“I went down to Wellington for the opening of our Archive room. It was overwhelming to see the project realised.

The achievement is a testament to all involved.

This is a very loud thank you for taking our unique idea, and getting it built! And so beautifully.

A special thank you to Timberlab and Greenmount for being there from the beginning – with all the goodwill and advice that allowed us to take the first steps towards resolution.

This one was definitely a team effort!!”

Lisa Webb

Studio Pacific

Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch

“Our drawings were sent off to TimberLab, who put together a model, including every single piece of timber, so that they could check it – then we double-checked. There were about 500 pages of shop drawings for the project, including these incredible schedules that were like a computer language. If the model was slightly wrong, it would have created havoc on site, but we managed to avoid that completely. The tolerance was plus or minus half a millimetre, which is kind of loony – half a millimetre on timber that’s 12m long. The building was actually sized to the biggest bits of LVL that you can buy. In order to be rigid, all of the joints had to slot together perfectly and TimberLab – bless them – managed to do it. The team on site were real craftsmen, too”.

Andrew Barrie

Designer and professor at the University of Auckland

NZ Strong

“NZ Strong successfully engaged Timberlab on 2 of our recent award winning projects, namely Avondale College Stage 3 and Otahuhu Recreation Precinct. On both projects Grant and the Timberlab team were extremely professional in their approach and advice and were proactive throughout the whole process. Both projects had numerous tricky routing and other preparation for steel connections, which they produced with the very high degree of quality required in line with the tight tolerances involved”.

Scott Wilsher

Project Manager, NZ Strong Group Ltd

Devonport Library

“Since the opening of the Devonport Library 12+ months ago it has received a lot of recognition locally, Nationally & Internationally.
The library has won Excellence awards at the Property Council Awards.  Devonport Library also came 2nd in the International Library of the Year 2015.
Most recently the Library received Gold and National awards for Commercial and Civic and projects between $5m – $15m categories.
On behalf of Naylor Love and the Naylor Love project team, Jack, Carl, Mark, Helen and myself thank you for all your hard work and for a job well done. You have all done yourselves and us proud”.

Roger Marshman

Naylor Love

Cathedral Grammar, Christchurch

Hi Owen & Timberlab team,
Thanks for your support on the Cathedral Grammar project. We pulled it off and finished the job on time! Today we received Code of Compliance and the school can start operating in the entire complex next week. The buildings look magnificent & we get many great comments from the public. The architect Andrew Barrie countlessly mentioned the fantastic workmanship. A fast-tracked job well done by everyone involved. Please pass on our regards to your team on the floor.

Thomas Kästner

Contract Holdings Limited

Ma’ufanga Free Church of Tonga

My name is Nouna Likiliki. I am the daughter of Moses Taukafa, the builder of the above mentioned church in Tonga. I live in Nelson and I just got back from Tonga. I went to the opening celebration of this new church and my father would like me to send you some photos of the complete project. He asked me to thank you for your outstanding cooperation and kind assistance. He spoke very highly of you and how you and your company helped with this project become a successful one.

Nouna Likiliki

Ma’ufanga Free Church of Tonga

Bunnings, Mt Roskill

Just wanted to say thank you
All your help over the past two days has been highly appreciated. Thank you for being patient with us and also thank you for explaining everything to us.
You are totally awesome.


Bunnings, Mt Roskill

Hillside ITM

“Appreciate really good service.”

Chris Chorley

Hillside ITM

Access Pacific

“Very efficient”

Ben Campbell

Access Pacific

Lockwood Group Ltd

Hi David, I spent a couple of hours yesterday unwrapping the posts and beams that you laminated for us. I was very impressed with your attention to detail and quality workmanship. Please pass on my comments to the guys, I wish others would take as much care and responsibility with this type of product. Well done.


Peter Hemsley
Operations Manager
Lockwood Group Ltd

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Hey mate,

Thanks for your quick help you guys have been great, cheers.

James O’Neill, PhD Candidate
Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering
University of Canterbury

Private Residence New Zealand

“The curved laminated beams, capped with a curved roof to enhance the building’s elegance against its coastal backdrop was an architectural challenge”. McIntosh came to the fore to manufacture the structurally engineered curved beams specific to the building, transported them to site & craned them into position.

“They really have risen to meet the challenge that this job demands. The finishing is met with the same skill that the job started with.”

Paul Roberts

Managing Director of 2Build

Timber Water Storage Tanks

“Space frames for the large roof structures of water storage tanks built by Timbertank Enterprises Ltd. (over 250 cum tanks) utilise Glulam laminated beams in their construction because they can rely on their strength, accuracy of profiling and quality of timber treatment”.

“The team at McIntosh supply our needs quickly and efficiently. Their product enables us to build strong but lightweight structures very economically. The benefits for us of their finger-jointed laminated and tanalised beams relate particularly to weight and ease of handling. It’s a no-brainer compared to having to use steel.”

Justin Jordan

Managing Director

Ngongataha Bridge

“We enjoyed working closely with McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd, ensuring the structure was simple to build, cost-effective & in-line with the client’s needs. The structural frame of the bridge curves in differing directions, creating a crossing that carries the required load, but also has a soft visual impact.”

Kelvin Landon

LHT Design

Local job

“Thanks for the sterling effort please pass on my thanks to your team for such a quick turn around.”

Joe McLean
Sales Representative
Dysarts ITM

Private Project

Arrived today thank you. – Great service –

Gary Massicks 

Local job

“TimberLab’s staff’s blood should be bottled”

Ash – Builder

Local Job

Local job

“Likes the personal touch & you are a pleasure to do business with.”

Eric McMillan