They’ve found cross-laminated timber wall buildings are just as strong as steel.
A new five-storey apartment block is currently being built in Christchurch, but it’s a bit different than normal.
Clearwater Quays is being made entirely from wood.
Construction manager Phil Tompkins says he’s been working with steel and concrete his whole career.
“I look at this now, why would you use anything else,” he told 1News.
It’s an emerging trend here but already popular overseas.
Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga
L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.