Kings Plant Barn, Stonefields
CREDITS: Kings Plant Barn / Client: Robert Cunningham Construction / Architect: Cheshire Architects / Engineering: Jensen, McArley & Associates.
Kings Plant Barn recently opened their new concept store in Stonefields Auckland, with a total focus on sustainability.
TimberLab were engaged to supply prefabricated timber portal frames, which provide the main building structural components.
The portal components were CNC processed, metalwork components for the knee joint installed and the base connection prepared in the column legs.
The half portals were assembled in the factory – minimising the site assembly time and helping speed the build process.
Sustainability is at the heart of the design of Kings Stonefields, which boasts sustainably sourced building materials, locally made fixtures that use sustainable timber, solar panels which provide the entirety of the store’s daytime energy, irrigation systems that incorporate water reuse and new plastic recycling initiatives…… and an electric forklift truck.