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Naylor Love
Nelson, New Zealand


  • Client: Naylor Love
  • Architect: Studio Pacific
  • Engineer: Dunning Thornton
  • Timber supplier and fabricators: Nelson Pine Industries

“If it was easy, we wouldn’t be asking you” was the brief from the contractor when they were describing the scope of PTL’s involvement in the construction of the new airport terminal for Nelson.

The roof, with structural engineering by Dunning Thorton and architecture by Studio Pacific consists of four variously sized triangles, all prefabricated in a nearby hanger. PTL designed a series of lifting plates capable of hoisting the triangles through the various required angles from flat on the ground to their raked installation. PTL also specified and supervised testing of the lifting points to ensure safety during construction.