Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Named the third best rugby stadium on earth by New Zealand Rugby World magazine in (May 2009), Yarrow Stadium is an international-standard sports, entertainment and conference facility featuring sports fields, grandstand seating and function rooms, all just minutes away from the CBD.
An extensive upgrade in 2010 raised the stadiums capacity to 25,500. Part of this upgrade involved installed leaners on the edge of a terraced section of the stadium. ATS Timber was enlisted to provide a custom solution for the leaner. It had to be supplied to SG8 structural grade due to the weight being placed on it, with the public leaning against it and with an arris on the edge where the public lean on it.
This is outside the normal verification range which is all rough sawn or planer gauged. We worked with our verification agency Grade Right and custom manufactured the product an then individually tested each piece to data provided by Grade Right which meant we could provide the custom profiled product as verified SG8 wet.