Timber Curved Ballustrade achieving a clean, seamless aesthetic, designed by Architects Jasmax, Auckland
When designing the atrium at the B:HIVE, Smales Farm, architects Jasmax Auckland looked for products that could help achieve a clean, seamless aesthetic. The bold design included many complex curved structures, and so a material and company that could find a creative solution to make the dynamic shapes a reality was needed.
“Each floor is a different shape and configuration,” explains Project Architect, Cameron Pollock. “We had to have a high level of accuracy and capability to achieve the finished results.”
- curved handrails - any timber, any profile, interior or exterior
- curved balustrades and balustrade capping rails
- we also offer an installation service
Elegant Handrail Solution for Grafton Gully Cycleway
The handrail was designed by Woodform in conjunction with main contractors Hawkins Construction, to meet the specific design parametres of the balustrade, while accommodating a fine detail LED lighting system to run the length of the handrail – a total of 160 metres, 80 metres on each side of the cycle way.
Curved Handrail, Refurbishement, Nathan House, Auckland University
Timber Handrail, Auckland University - Nathan House , Auckland Central
Curved Handrail, Harrier Point, Hobsonville
Curved Handrail, Harrier Point, Hobsonville
Curved Railings, Western Park Handrail, Freemans Bay
- seating for street, parks, all urban area spaces
- curved seating and handrails a speciality
- exterior curved joinery
- contoured batten cladding
- curved verandah and pergola structures
- curved decking
- sculptural features
- we also supply associated metalwork and an installation service
- commercial or residential
Curved Benches, Rosewood, Royal Reserve Playground
Woodform made 13 curved timber seats in differing sizes, measuring from 2.0m to 3.6m long. Each seat was made to measure with a stainless steel frame designed to be mounted onto a concrete plinth. The seats were manufactured in curved rosewood, a durable hardwood with a warm natural finish.
Woodform are the Australasian agents for Bendywood®, a remarkable Italian product.
The history of Bendywood® is a history based on the love for nature, the respect for the environment and the conservation of traditions.
Bendywood® key facts:
- natural solid timber
- no chemical treatment
- available in a range of European species including oak, ash, walnut and beech
- suitable for interior use only
Case Study :
Spiral Handrails, Smales Farm, Auckland: For the central spiral staircase in the atrium, Woodform supplied and installed a bespoke curved handrail, comprising approximately 120m of Bendywood 48mm diameter curved solid oak. They engineered an adaption to the bracket system and a stainless steel sleeve system for the joints to achieve the seamless look.
American White Ash Bench Seats designed for the Len Lye Centre by Patterson Associates
The Bench seats designed for the Len Lye Centre are now available for purchase through an exclusive agreement between the Len Lye Centre, the manufacturer of the seats Woodform and the award winning architects of the Len Lye Centre, Patterson Associates.
The benches are made to the identical design with the same timber and craftmanship as the original benches in the Len Lye Centre today using American White Ash, a gesture to Len Lye’s residence in New York.
The benches are made to order and can be delivered to you anywhere in New Zealand or by arrangement, overseas.
For more information please contact: John@woodform.co.nz
Pressed Laminated Theatre Seatings, Sydney Grammar School
Woodform manufactured 1,500 timber seats, which feature moulded bottoms and curved backsfor Sydney Grammar School
Nine layers of NZ Radiata Pine were used for the core, which was covered with Southland Silver Beech veneer. Extreme accuracy was required in the CNC work, drilling and machining to ensure conformity.
Woodform manufactures decorative timber feature panelling, often incorporating complex shapes. These can be made to any scale and in any type of timber.
Notable examples are the atrium panels at the Auckland Airport Novotel and theatre panelling at the Auckland MIT.
Woodform won the contract from main contractor Hawkins Construction to manufacture, supply and install over 450 acoustic wall panels made out of Southland maple beech for the hotel’s foyers, reception areas, conference rooms and lift shaft facings.
Each panel was constructed of strips of beech of varying widths and depths, to provide a visually appealing and acoustically efficient result, offsetting the other hard surfaces used in the hotel’s interior design. Each piece of beech had to be sanded, sealed and polished on all six sides to ensure stability of the timber in the air-conditioned environment.
Project architects Warren and Mahoney worked extensively with acoustic consultants Marshall Day to design an acoustic panel system that met both aesthetic and performance requirements. Diamond shaped, the panels make reference to the diagrid on the building's exterior while varying angles along the edge of each panel enhance intelligibility of speech and reflect sound from the main stage in several directions, distributing it evenly throughout the theatre.
Woodform was contracted to manufacture, supply and install 224 panels, comprising 107 "standard diamonds" 1800 high x 800 across and 117 especially shaped panels to be used as infills along the theatre's sloping ceiling and staircase. The panels were to be installed with a 10mm negative detail between each.
- Sonopanel: perforated and slotted large format sheet panels
- Sonollations: 600x600 panels incorporating a custom design/repeat pattern motif
Most of our acoustic panels can be made to achieve a range of performance criteria including up to 0.8 NRC acoustic rating and up to Group 1S fire rating
Our panels are available in a wide range of substrates and face veneers, and custom patterns.
- can be supplied as fire rated to achieve a Group 1 S rating
Sonopanel is a range of perforated, grooved or slotted timber wall and ceiling panels.
- can be suppied as fire rated to achieve a Group 1 S rating
- use a black core MDF with holes or slots
- a range of standard perforation patterns or we can tailor your solution to a bespoke design
- a range of finishes from timber veneers, melamine and paint options.
Woodform has been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to be certified and internationally recognized as an FSC Chain of Custody (FSC COC) qualified manufacturer and supplier of timber products.
In order to legitimately supply FSC products a manufacturer must not only source materials from FSC certified forests and sawmills/processors, but the manufacturer must themselves be FSC COC certified. This is important where a customer requires a guarantee that the products they are buying originate from sustainably managed forest resources and not, for example, from clearfelled rainforests.
This is particularly important where buildings are being built to the Greenstar environmental standards and where FSC timber materials will be specified. For materials to be recognised as genuine FSC materials and count towards Green Star accreditation, the manufacture/supplier must be FSC COC certified.
 The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC does this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly.  Green Star is an internationally recognised environmental rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings, promoting greater environmental sustainability and healthier building environments. Green Star provides an environmental assurance to building owners and occupants.