The Shake Shack outlets; yet to arrive in New Zealand are a burger franchise, originating in Madison Park, New York and making its way down through the Middle East and Asia.
TimberLab became involved when Middle East fit out contractors, Havelock AHI were looking for a reliable provider of Glulam solutions who could demonstrate a history of successful external structures in the harsh Middle East climate. With over 20 years’ experience in the region we could provide a well-established design, manufacture and supply package that satisfied all the criteria.
Exposed to the searing heat and sun of Kuwait, a high standing canopy was designed to provide shade and airiness, covering an area of about 140 m2. A tight grillage of 300 x 90 Glulam beams at 200mm centres are rebated into the side of supporting beams, giving a seamless connection between. Six metre high Glulam posts complete the timber structure and the whole effect gives a soft natural outdoor covering that contrasts with the surrounding concrete building scape.
Crucial to the ability to supply such a pre-fabricated package some 15,000km away is the confidence of achieving precise accuracy. This is where the 3D computer modelling and accuracy of CNC processing gives TimberLab its cutting edge. With all slotting, drilling, bevelling and finishing carried out in the factory, site assembly using the connections that were also a part of the package, was a relatively straight forward operation.