Temple View Legacy Park

ATS Timber worked in line with the main contractors for this project, Spartan Construction and Livingstone’s, and our local Approved Resellers to bring about this stunning result at Legacy Park.

This installation of custom designed boardwalks around the lake was superbly designed and immaculately completed. The trusted range of Weka SG8 Wet beams were designed throughout this boardwalk with all the major bearers and joists, finished off with a machine gauged decking.

Boardwalks were installed around the lakes edge, and through the remaining stand of native trees. Aged steel edging and signage was used throughout. A substantial play area set on the rise above the park is always humming with children during the day.

It is highly recommended on a visit to Hamilton to take the trip out to Tuhikaramea Rd and take some time to view and relax in this great park.

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/ 


North Wharf Development, Auckland

With 10 eateries and bars serving up an eclectic mix of international cuisine, craft beers, tapas and all day sun, alongside the action of a working wharf, North Wharf is a priority destination during any visit to Wynyard Quarter.

While a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat or drink, the buildings that house the restaurants and cafes have a great story to tell.

Designed by Architects Fearon Hay the inspiration for the “North Wharf” cluster was the Old Red Shed on North Wharf with its distinctive red doors. The shed was previously an Auckland Harbour Board building dating back to the 1930s. Originally the cargo shed stored goods as they were unloaded from boats moored at North Wharf before being dispatched onto trucks or trains, the tracks which can still been seen on the wharf.

The red doors provided inspiration for the two buildings established either side, forming the “North Wharf” cluster. ATS Timber’s Kakapo Clears were custom machined to a TGV profile to meet architectural specs and required length spreads. This timber was made into doors to replicate the old ones and painted in the distinctive red colour to match. Our Timber Consultants worked in conjunction with the contractor and our Approved Reseller to come up with this specialised solution for this high profile project. The main contractor for this project was Fletcher Construction.

The building’s weathered, original timber frame has been retained, as well as the original cladding, which is visible from inside.

Fearon Hay Architects have used pallet timber on part of the exterior walls of the two buildings on either side of the Old Red Shed to reflect the industrial look and enhance the character of the North Wharf working waterfront.

See more info at http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/home/

See video tour http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/home/north-wharf-video/?redirect=1

Learn more about the Architects Fearon Hay

Photography by Patrick Reynolds

Lake Papaitonga Mansion

This mansion overlooking the Lake Papaitonga Reserve in the Horowhenua has been built over a number of years for a successful local businessman. This one-of-a-kind build has luxuries such as stainless steel garage doors, large wine cellar, tennis court, lap pool, underfloor heating through out, in built home system for heating cooling, sound etc.

ATS Timber supplied a lot of timber for this project. One of the main exterior features is a large pergola that flows down from the main out door eating area, down dozens of steep and joins up with a large gazebo overlooking the beautiful grounds, tennis court and pool.

The timber used was a D4S Kakapo Clears in H3.2 with the main pergola timber being 138 x 19 and then 65 x 19 for the slats on the gazebo top.

Macrocarpa RS 100 x 25 timber was used as a feature ceiling in the wine cellars.

Point Howard Residential Access Bridge

This beautiful structure across a steep gully, connecting a home to the road in one of Wellington’s secluded suburbs on the east coast of the harbour.

This is a luxury entry to a get-a-away near the city that’s prior access was on a step path that zigzagged  down and up a bushy gully to the home.

Our Timber Consultants worked extensively with our local Approved Reseller and the contractor to come up with solutions for this one-of-a-kind elegant curved bridge.

Spanning approx 40m and constructed using a range of ATS Timber products, including Weka SG8 for the cross-members on the round poles and Kakapo Clears products for the hand rail and balustrades, this bridge is a stunning structure tucked away in Point Howard, Wellington.