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...

We’ve once again had the privilege of working with Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington on their Galleria extension, a project four years in the making. Mall owners Kiwi Property collaborated with architects and project managers Naylor Love on the development that, at 250 stores, makes Sylvia...

At Datum, we’ve been invested in in-house joinery manufacture almost since day one. As soon as we were able to expand from a small project management company and get our own factory, we were designing and manufacturing our products and projects in-house. In-house manufacture means we’re...

At the start of this year we moved into our awesome new premises – and although the entry and main offices were nice, we felt like the vanilla boardroom was seriously letting us down. We didn’t worry too much about it – but then COVID-19...

One of the newest – and possibly most exciting – additions to the Auckland retail space this year has been Commercial Bay. We were chuffed to be a part of the groundbreaking new shopping centre in the heart of downtown Auckland. All in all, Datum...

So you’ve just signed the lease for a new project. Congrats! You’re now one step closer to your new shop, office, or restaurant – and on the first leg of your fit-out journey. There’s probably a deadline in place, and a lot to cover –...

For Kathmandu, entrusting someone to create two new stores at once is a big deal. When it came time to develop their Christchurch and Newmarket concept stores, they needed shopfitters who would become an extension of their own team and work hard to capture the...

When Australian based Laser Clinics decided to venture into the New Zealand market, they needed a shop fitter who could cope with their sometimes challenging briefs. Testing the waters in a new country is an intimidating process, but Datum Project’s innovative designs, quick thinking and...

It’s always a great feeling to work alongside a client through several different projects and establish a level of trust and reliability. We've created a longstanding relationship with Glassons and have been helping them to bring their stores to life across New Zealand for five...

For the first of their men’s shops in New Zealand, and only the 4th men’s store across Australasia, Sportscraft (and their parent company, APG & Co.) knew they needed a team they could trust to fit it out. “As we were preparing to build our first...