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Our Work

ATS have proudly supplied timber products to projects all across New Zealand and also into the Pacific.  We pride ourselves on having the right team, with the right product knowledge to meet the most demanding projects.  


Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre


The Waitomo Caves are a popular tourist attraction located near Otorohanga in the Central North Island Region. In 2005, fire struck the original Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre, destroying the building. It was a huge blow to the community who rallied together to keep the caves open for everyone to enjoy.

The new Visitor Centre at Waitomo Caves has been hailed as an internationally significant building that inspires tourists and locals alike. This project which ATS Timber supplied a significant amount of timber into through a nearby approved reseller has taken out three of the top prizes at the NZ Wood Timber Design Awards for 2010.


Franz Joseph Glacier Viewing Platform

ATS Timber worked in conjunction with the structural engineer, DOC and our local Approved Reseller to come up with a solution for this stunning viewing platform over looking the Franz Joseph Glacier in Westcoast, New Zealand. Trusted Weka SG8 Wet H5 RS and PG products were selected for this application.

The Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere) offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience a dynamic glacier, in a temperate environment, within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway.




Point Howard Residential Access Bridge

This beautiful structure across a steep gully, connecting a home to the road in one of Wellington’s secluded suburbs on the east coast of the harbour.

This is a luxury entry to a get-a-away near the city that’s prior access was on a step path that zigzagged  down and up a bushy gully to the home.

Our Timber Consultants worked extensively with our local Approved Reseller and the contractor to come up with solutions for this one-of-a-kind elegant curved bridge.


Punakaiki Viewing Platform

ATS Timber range of Weka SG8 products were chosen to construct the new viewing platform at the famous ‘Pancake Rocks’. Working in conjunction with DOC engineers and contractors and our local Approved Reseller.

Nature began this work of art about 30 million years ago. Over thousands of years, alternating layers of small marine creatures and sand became buried and compressed on the ocean floor. This created areas with multiple layers of hard limestone and softer sandstone. Earthquake activity then lifted the ocean floor high and dry, and those slow motion artists – the rain and the wind – began to erode the softer sandstone. The outcome is cliffs and ravines with hundreds of horizontal slices along their vertical faces, like huge stacks of pancakes.



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Vanuatu Swing Bridge

ATS Timber range of Weka SG8 products were chosen by Abseil Access to construct the swing bridge for Vanuatu Jungle Zip Lines.

It crosses a 60m deep gorge and hangs above the zip line giving an unforgettable walk with spectacular panoramic views. The Skybridge is an impressive 120m long. 


Specularite Gully Bridge

This impressive structure includes ATS Timber Weka SG8 as chosen by Abseil Access. The Specularite Gully Bridge spans 86m and is the centre piece of the stunning Lake Dunstan Trail in Central Otago.  This part of the cycling trail links Cromwell to Clyde running along the western shores of Lake Dunstan.

Specularite Gully is a rocky obstacle named after the remarkable schist rock with specularite inclusions.

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