a passion providing a new lease on life
With an increasing focus on environmental awareness and sustainability, the use of recycled timber is becoming an increasingly attractive option among builders, developers, architects, and the like.
Kennedy's has a great passion for providing a new lease on life to recycled timber. Being able to recognise the remarkable potential and beauty in such a unique commodity is at the very heart of the Kennedy's business.
The thoughtful and often stunning employment of Kennedy's timbers can be seen in many award-winning commercial and residential developments across Australia.
Kennedy's was recently contacted by Matt Chaplin, of Sumich Chaplin Architects in New Zealand, to provide a range of recycled timber to exacting specifications. These products were earmarked for use in a landmark residential development located in the picturesque South Island township of Wanaka.
Sumich Chaplin were commissioned to design a magnificent chalet situated on Lake Wanaka to take full advantage of the wonderful vistas afforded by the surrounding lake and hills.
An extensive search took place, both locally and internationally, for a supplier who could provide the architectural timber required for a project of this calibre.
This search ultimately led Sumich Chaplin to Kennedy's. So impressed with the quality of the timber, notable product knowledge, vast skill set and expertise offered by Kennedy's, Sumich Chaplin placed further orders including a request for architectural truss timbers.
Using real time photos and electronic links the clients were able to hand select the timbers from the impressive range Kennedy's had to offer without having to visit.
The hand selected bespoken and richly patinaed timbers were prefabricated by the Kennedy's joinery team to the very detailed architectural and engineering design requirements.
Once fabricated, photographed, labelled and recorded the trusses were disassembled, labelled and flat packed for delivery to New Zealand for a quick and easy installation on-site. In all, deliveries of timber to the project site have totalled 2 X 40ft and 1 X 20ft shipping containers.
This signature architectural project will be showcased in a future edition of AGAINST the Grain