Peke Waihanga – NZ Artificial Limbs Service

The Project

This building is the home of the Christchurch branch of the New Zealand Artificial Limbs Service who provide orthotic manufacture and repair, along with rehabilitation. It is a bit of a collaboration of mass timber suppliers. XLam CLT walls, Techlam Glulam beams and artistic tree, and Woodspan’s exposed PLT ceilings.

The Challenge

The client wanted a sustainable and sensible mass timber building that was going to be fast to build and beautiful to work in. RM Design came up with a plan to create a high timber ceiling with varying angles and sweeping curved hallways.

The Solution

The design features CLT walls and exposed glulam beams, supporting a 90mm mass timber PLT roof. Careful coordination was required between suppliers to make certain all the various components fit together onsite. The shop drawings were completed by Johann and the team at Offsite Design and they did an exceptional job ensuring the 3D model was coordinated and accurate.

RM Design


A PLT Prototype House

Working with BOON, Chris Bell Construction and BTW Engineers, we supplied PLT panelling and glulam posts for a new prototype house in New Plymouth.

Adventure Whare

An award winning A-Frame alpine chalet in Canterbury

Industrial Units and Offices in Hobsonville

Completed in Hobsonville, Auckland, this project consists of light industrial units with mezzanine floors. We supplied mass timber panels in visual grade.

Mary Potter

Woodspan supplied PLT floor panels for the Mary Potter Apartment project in central Wellington, comprising of 41 apartments across 5 levels.

“If we have small units requiring mezzanines we would definitely have Woodspan involved. It takes out painting and fire considerations and is good from a building, value and engineering perspective. PLT ticks all the boxes.”


Barend Davis, Macrennie Construction – Auckland, New Zealand

“It was our first PLT install and it went super well. I hope to see more of this in the future“


Cameron Duffy – Site Supervisor, Pepper Construction – Taranaki, New Zealand