We can change the game

There is a better way to build. If you want a more cost-effective outcome, a faster build time, and a smoother, more seamless and trouble-free construction process, talk to Tallwood about offsite manufacturing.

Tallwood manufactures buildings, including multi-unit housing, apartments and low and mid-rise commercial buildings. We’re gearing up to help solve the issues around quality, affordability and productivity that are plaguing the New Zealand building industry. Shortly we’ll be making an announcement about our expanded capacity. At that time we’ll have a new website live, too, with lots more information on our process so you can see how we might contribute to your project. In the meantime, scroll down for a taste of what you’ll get out of working with Tallwood.

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Tallwood utilises digital design and fabrication processes to manufacture the key components that make up a building, such as the structural skeleton, walls and floors in our factory. We then install them on site so you have a closed in building ready for interior finishing. We use engineered timber as the main material for the building’s components. Australian studies have shown that prefabricated engineered timber buildings are cheaper by 9% to 14% compared with traditional construction.




Tallwood’s method of construction applies manufacturing techniques to the building process. Structural members and wall and floors are made from materials which are ‘straight and true’ and free of natural flaws. They’re cut to precise tolerances and machined in a factory where the weather cannot affect the integrity of a material or joint. There’s also much less room for human error to play a part in the process. Tallwood-manufactured buildings are warm, quiet and weathertight. Engineered timber performs well and maintains structural integrity during earthquakes and fires.




Off-site manufacturing accelerates your construction programme. We typically net our clients a reduction in total build time of around 30%. What’s of greater significance for many clients is the significant reduction in the amount of time the building remains open to the weather. Less hook time (hours a crane is required) and less time affecting traffic flows around the site in central city locations is often of huge appeal to our clients, as is a lower cost of finance because of the shorter term of borrowing.   



Working with Tallwood on a project requires investment in the early stages of the design process to achieve a myriad of cost, quality and efficiency benefits down the track. Our team will collaborate with your architect to create a ‘digital twin’ of your building. By doing our homework up front we can provide certainty as to time, budget and scope and eliminate the kind of surprises that result in rework later and add time and cost to the project.



Timber is the only major renewable building material. The 3,500 cubic metres of engineered timber used to build the seven-storey International House in Sydney equates to a single day’s growth in the Austrian forest it was sourced from. Timber buildings are extremely low in embodied energy because trees sequester carbon which remains in the milled timber. Tallwood’s process all but eliminates the huge amount of material waste associated with traditional building methods. Add to that less truck movements to the site, the finished building’s lower energy costs and proven health benefits for the occupiers, and the sustainability credentials for Tallwood’s method really stack up.


Tallwood is currently working on a number of exciting projects across New Zealand including The Grounds, a 42-apartment development at Hobsonville Point and a papakāinga (housing settlement) in the eastern Bay of Plenty which aims to improve health outcomes for local Maori. Learn more by subscribing below or follow us on LinkedIn.

To discuss your project right now call our Director of Design and Digital Construction, Daiman Otto on 027 650 5559.

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