With a wealth of experience in the human resources and recruitment space (both in New Zealand and overseas), Mel knows that working in a great environment can make all the difference for team members. That’s why she works hard in her role as People and...

When Datum Project Manager Daniel Stil was charged with managing the fit-out of the golf shop at Queenstown’s prestigious Millbrook Resort, the keen golfer hoped he might be able to fit in the odd round at the end of his working day. Cue Auckland’s 107-day...

The fit-out of one of Ponsonby’s hottest new restaurants, Inca, was another chance for Datum Projects to showcase its flexibility in delivery and execution. Delivering a high-end space with many bespoke elements, the finished product is one Datum is justifiably proud of. Datum Managing Director Seth...

When you’re tasked with creating an upmarket showroom frequented by architects, designers, and those seeking high-end flooring products, you need to make sure you engage perfectionists when it comes to fitting the space out. Luckily that’s what interior design studio Wonder got when they called...

Numbers show that around less than 30 percent of board directors in New Zealand are women, but Datum Projects board member Christine Woods is happy to be counted among them. A full time academic at the University of Auckland Business School, Christine has recently been made...

It’s been an exciting time at Datum of late, with the arrival of some shiny new toys and tools to enhance the business and allow us to really ramp up our production capability. NEW MACHINERY In December, we took possession of our new CNC router machine, which...

The issues around supply of building product and cost blow-outs have been front and centre in the news lately. One outlet reports that the price of building products sold in New Zealand has increased by 34 percent on average during the past 12 months – something...

If you’re familiar with Auckland’s Viaduct on any night, you’re probably familiar with Danny Doolan’s. It’s an Auckland institution, having delivered Irish charm, good food and drink, and many nights of live music and dancing in their iconic waterfront spot since 2000.  The Datum team were...

The Datum team relished the chance to work on 2degrees’ latest store at Westfield Newmarket and create a light, airy space with innovative displays and a future-proof fit-out. Having worked with 2degrees on their Sylvia Park retail space, this was an opportunity to start from...

At Datum, we’ve been involved in some pretty big projects. But sometimes, the smaller projects can deliver just as many challenges – and be just as rewarding.  The team recently completed three projects within the Auckland Home Ideas Centre – a centre dedicated to showcasing some...

The team at Datum have worked with Honda New Zealand on refurbishing several of their showrooms in Auckland and across the country. But the newly renovated North Shore space was a particularly special project. Being a prominent building in Wairau Park (taking up nearly a...

The team at Datum love working with the same clients on multiple projects, especially when we get to spin their style in a brand new space. That’s why it was so great to work with the North Beach team as we helped them to fit-out...

All good ideas start with a beer, and a beer with (now-business partner) Tim Lawrence is exactly what led to Datum Projects founder Seth Gleeson’s new venture: Joe’s Garage Silverdale.  With Tim ready for a new challenge and Seth keen to develop another business, they looked...

Chances are that if we’re working on a client’s project, we’ll need to get building consents. Building consents are generally a lot of admin. Sometimes they really feel like a thorn in our sides; they take a lot of paperwork, and if mis-handled, can really slow...

It’s not every day that we work on a project with colleagues in the UK and fixture parts from Italy, but this was exactly the case for the latest Le Creuset flagship store in Newmarket. As the first Le Creuset store in New Zealand in a...

This February, we celebrate nine years since I first set out on my own and launched Datum Projects. What was initially a project management fit-out company has since grown into a full-scale fit-out provider and joinery manufacturer.  I’m immensely proud of so much of what we’ve...

Who worked from home last year? Yup, even I’ve got my hand up! Despite my wife’s best efforts to distract me with jobs around the house, and a spa encouraging me to clock off around, oh, midday(!), I jumped between work-from-home and work-from-office. It was a...