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Silky Otter have been growing their reputation as stand-outs in their communities. With great movies, gourmet menus, elegant finishes and a welcoming feel designed to welcome everyone, Silky Otter offers a modern and luxurious experience for moviegoers. Naturally, Datum were very keen to be a...

Some of you know that about a year ago Datum Projects bought a joinery manufacturing company called Image Interiors. No, we’re not aiming for world domination in the fit-out industry… Image is a standalone, specialist joinery company with its own client base. We bought it...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and at Datum, it’s a cause close to our hearts. As a business and a country, we’ve all gone through a lot of change. We've had to make big adjustments in the way we work and live our lives, and...

Petone in Wellington just became a red-hot destination with the opening of a brand-new Torpedo 7. The store is a new concept for the outdoor adventure brand, boasting a ‘spec’d up’ look that is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The materials, layout,...

The South Seas Hotel on Stewart Island is often touted as ‘the last pub before Antarctica’. Well, Datum can now claim ‘the fit-out/s closest to the icy continent’ with a run of shops in Invercargill’s newest shopping centre, Invercargill Central.  Datum’s had a growing slate of work in...

Located in a downtown Auckland laneway, DELI di BOSSI is an exciting new deli delivering an authentic taste of Italy to punters in the CBD. The family-owned store sits alongside its soon-to-be-open ‘big brother’, Bossi restaurant. The Italian family behind Bossi was determined to deliver a...

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...

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...