Local NZ firms at forefront of timber construction resurgence

Timber construction of commercial buildings is making a come back with Christchurch projects taking several of the recent NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards.

Some of the designers were among about 100 local industry players at a Property Council function where awards presenter Daryl Patterson of Australian-based Lend Lease featured his company’s multi-level timber commercial buildings in Sydney.

He said convincing developers and builders was a challenge when so much construction was concrete and steel.

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