Woodridge Estate, Wellington

Woodridge is a new residential suburb located at the northern end of Newlands in Wellington. Homes are built on flat sections, nestled in the Hills between Newlands and Horokiwi. Seemingly a country mile from the hustle and bustle of city life, tucked away in a quiet pocket of Wellington’s northern suburbs, the place that encourages pride of ownership, peace of mind and a sense of belonging.

With gorgeous views, reserve outlooks and flat building sites, it’s little wonder that Woodridge is fast becoming one of Wellington’s most successful new residential neighbourhoods, and all only minutes from Wellington CBD.

An impeccable eye for detail is a  hallmark of the team working on this development that ranges from stylish town houses to architectural homes.

Over recent years ATS Timber has worked in close conjunction with the developers and local Approved Resellers to provide customised timber products to a large number of these homes. A lot of them feature band sawn face weatherboard and fascia’s out of our Kakapo Cladding range that is pre-stained in Resene Woodsman colours and then finished on site. A range of profiles from bevel back to rusticated to shiplap and different colour options are chosen depending on the clients tastes. Custom designed pergola’s and entryway’s commonly incorporate band sawn timber products that serve both a modern an functional purpose.

Development of Woodridge Estate began when the landowning family of Woodridge Farm, the Wrights, began to cut a portion of their farm into lots in the 1980’s. Woodridge is still actively growing under the guiding hand of the Wright family members in the form of Woodridge Developments and Wrightway Homes.

Mr Wright took the ‘wood’ theme from the family farm and named many of the streets in keeping with this theme. Examples are Peppertree Lane, Cedarwood St, Ashwood St, Kentwood Drive, White Pine Ave, and Cabbage Tree Lane.

See more about Woodridge Estate http://www.woodridge.co.nz/new_home_page

Architectural Home, Mangawhai Heads

This beautiful architectural home is situated in a private, gated community in Northland’s, Mangawhai. Featuring two main structures, joined and surrounded on three sides with large decks, with a stunning view to the coastline. The couple were personally involved extensively on not only the design but also the build of the home. A far cry from the cramped urban living the couple were used to in their home town of Wellington.

Wanting an exceptional residence, there was no expenses spared it seems. Recycled Oak from Europe that was 100’s of years old was imported to create an incredible set of doors for the front entryway. The Queenstown style of design with the two detached buildings meant the use of exposed timber was a very important feature.

Exposed ceilings throughout with hand made feature trusses, all painted in white complements the design style very well. Kingfisher SG8 Pine timber was chosen with a custom band sawn face finish on all faces for the structural truss timbers. These protrude out to the sofit edge giving the property a great look from the outside.

Kakapo Clears Radiata Pine TGV was chosen to clad the complete roof structure including internal exposed ceilings and exterior sofits. This sarking was also painted white to achieve a mix of the traditional timber look with light modern finish that makes it have a very roomy feel.

Orlando Country, Marton

Situated in the heart of Rangitikei, near Palmerston North, this wedding and function centre is one-of-a-kind.

With its world class facilities, team building activities and picturesque backdrop Orlando Country Estate is a renowned destination for your next function or corporate event.

A beautiful property with rolling hills, native bush and stunning views from mountain to sea – Orlando Country Estate is ideal for corporate events and retreats. They offer a range of activities, from jet boating and helicopter rides, to golf and clay bird shooting.

Recent developments at the complex involved building a new chapel to facilitate the weddings held there. Owners Gus & Sarah Lourie, worked with their local timber merchant who chose ATS Timber to become involved in the supply. A traditional rustic look with rough sawn face board & batten exterior cladding matches in well to the existing function buildings on the property.

Upon going inside you will be amazed with the beautiful and extensive use of timber on the interior. Band sawn, custom made, exposed trusses grace the open ceiling structure. Walls and ceilings are also clad in ex 150 x 25 Kakapo Dress Grade Radiata Pine boards to achieve a nice knotty character. These boards were custom machined with planed 1 face and 2 edges to ensure a consistent width and thickness that made instillation a lot easier.

To tie it all together, custom made rustic doors and chapel windows are surrounded by wide, chunky, band sawn timbers in a rustic style.

A very tastefully designed and well thought out project that works in perfect harmony with the venue and customers they service.

See more at http://www.orlandocountry.co.nz/

Churton Park Village Retail Complex

This prime location greenfield  in one of Wellington’s fastest growing residential areas has been developed in two stages into a modern, state-of-the-art shopping and community village that has become the new heart of the suburb.

The retail complex includes a large New World and a range of small retail stores in fashion, takeaway, health & beauty, cafe’s, marketing and a community centre. The village features five distinct buildings across the 1.4 hectare site with a spectacular supermarket, 15 shops, a community centre and various second level office facilities.

The ground level also accommodates bulk storage, an entry court, extensive new roading, car parking and landscaping. The village provides a commercial heart for Churton Park and complements the high standard of homes in the area.The first building was the 2500m2 New World Supermarket followed by two further buildings (A&B) providing a 1500m2 retail village.

ATS Timber was a key supplier to the exposed timber work that was used extensively on the exterior design of the complex. All finished in bandsawn four face with exposed rafters, feature posts, fascias and battens. Our of H3.2 KD Radiata Pine, this project was custom manufactured to specific sizes and lengths to meet this architectural design. Our timber consultants worked closely with the Approved Reseller and construction contractors, Armstrong Downes to meet the specific design requirements over the two stages of development.

Designed by Wellington based firm Architecture HDT they summarise this new development:

“Sitting on the prominent corner of Westchester Drive and Lakewood Avenue the newly constructed Churton Park Village provides a much needed retail and community hub to the suburb of Churton Park. Already occupied by a wide mix of tenancies including a New World supermarket, pharmacy, offices, vet, hairdresser, and takeaway restaurant, the shopping centre is arranged as a cluster of buildings around a landscaped carpark. Building forms and materials are familiar and composed in a way that provides visual interest, variety of spaces and individual identity for tenancies. The sloping topography has been used to mitigate the bulk of the larger building blocks and provide a human suburban scale to the development.”

View more at http://architecturehdt.co.nz/churton-park-village/ 

http://www.armstrongdownes.co.nz/project/churton-park-new-world-and-retail-village

The Tannery, Woolston

The Tannery is a boutique shopping emporium on the banks of the Heathcote River in Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The old industrial precinct is now home to an eclectic group of artisans in their own rights: a hub of creativity and hospitality, retail and craft.

Founder Alasdair Cassels purchased the historic Tannery, next to the Heathcote River, in the 1994 looking for an opportunity to develop it to reflect the significance of the location and preserve and promote the history of the place Maori lived and the English settlers navigated in the 1840s.

With the 2010 earthquake and a relaxation of planning issues the opportunity emerged and The Tannery was born. Starting with The Brewery and a commitment to craft and quality, Cassels & Sons Beer was born. The entire building was wrecked in February 2011, but Alasdair, Zak and Joe and families committed to rebuild and create The Tannery we see now.

Now The Tannery is a destination discovered by locals and tourists with 57 retailers and over 65 resident businesses. High and casual fashion, books, quality arts and crafts, gifts and homewares, personal services and fine dining all operate successfully in the bustling space nestled beside the Port Hills.

ATS Timber Consultants worked with one of our Christchurch based Approved Reseller and supplied 1000’s of metres of a custom run TGV sarking product out of Douglas Fir with a special band sawn face.

See more http://thetannery.co.nz/

http://thetannery.co.nz/home/virtual-tour/

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/9323295/The-Tannery-expands-to-50-shops

http://www.retail.org.nz/downloads/Retail%20romanticism%20in%20industrial%20Christchurch.pdf

Speight’s Ale House

This project is sited on the main road of Springlands, Blenheim and is a custom designed commercial building that is home to the Speight’s Ale House. Designed to offer maximum flexibility and provide a variety of separate outdoor seating, the project was completed in September this year.

This $750,000+ build incorporated a large about of specialised timber products supplied by ATS Timber. Traditional, rustic design includes are large amount of exposed timber products and schist stone, it matches in well with the network of Speight’s Ale Houses throughout the country.

All timber we supplied was custom manufactured with a band sawn face to meet the rustic look required. Outside bandsawn Macrocarpa No.1 posts and exposed dummy rafters. Inside their is stained exposed beams out of Kingfisher SG8 and wide facings out of Kakapo Clears  – all band sawn again.

Our Timber Consultants worked in closely with  a local Approved Reseller to come up with the unique solutions call for in the design specification. What a stunning result!

See more http://www.arthousearchitecture.co.nz/projects/commercial/speights-ale-house-blenheim

http://alehouseblenheim.co.nz/photos/gallery/speights-ale-house-gallery/

The Woolshed Cafe, Marton

Built new to look like an authentic woolshed, the owners off this cafe have done an amazing job. Completed September 2012, The Woolshed replaces an the old homestead that had burnt down that they had operated in. Our Timber Consultants worked in closely with the Palmerston North based Approved Reseller and the builder to come up with a number of unique solutions for this project.

Initially we supplied 190 x 70 Kingfisher SG8 Dry Radiata floor bearers to support the structure. Then there was the custom run ex 150 x 25 Kakapo Cladding in Radiata Clears, bevel back, band sawn face. Large 250 x 250 Weka No.1 posts were used in the entry way and Weka SG8 posts on the handrail and deck construction and Kakapo Clears for the balustrades. Going inside band sawn face Douglas Fir exposed trusses make a feature of the ceiling. Behind these is a custom run sarking product from Kakapo Dress Grade with dressed 1 face, 2 edges to achieve a consistent width and thickness and the seen face left it is natural rough sawn state to give a rustic woolshed look to it.

Themed decor inside and beautiful colour selection give this cafe real character. Different eating areas mean you have a number of options where to dine, including an outside balcony with wool presses for bar leaners!

The Woolshed Cafe is situated on State Highway One, just 1 km south of Sanson and only a short drive from Palmerston North and Feilding.

The Woolshed Cafe offers a relaxing spacious eating experience with friendly service. The different areas in the cafe enable us to cater for groups of different sizes and needs without compromise. So whether you are wanting to get out into the countryside for a relaxing breakfast or lunch, travelling past on your way somewhere else and need a breather or are planning a private function, the Woolshed Cafe is the place to go.

Comments from customers impressed with the building style:

“I love that this Cafe is designed like a Wool Shed…”

“The decor is amazing, the kids loved the woolshed theme and the playground…”

See more http://www.woolshedcafe.co.nz/