GLULAM

GLULAM

Since Glulam can be produced in almost any shape and size, from long straight beams to complex curved arch configurations, it provides the builder/architect's specific requirements to express their artistic concepts in a building. Glulam can be produced with many existing wood species. Tree species such as pine, spruce and fir are generally used in the production of glulam.
 

   Why glulam?

  • Strength – Glulam is one of the strongest construction materials in relation to its weight.

  • Environment – The raw material is renewable. The glulam can be re-used or recycled.

  • Aesthetic value – Glulam is a naturally attractive product that people have a strong emotional connection with.

  • Energy – Energy use in glulam manufacture is very low compared with other construction materials.

  • Durability – Glulam tolerates aggressive environments better than many other construction materials.

  • Formability – Glulam can be produced in practically any shape.

  • Dimensional stability – Glulam does not twist or bend.

  • Fire resistance – Glulam resists fire better than many other construction materials.

  • Workability – Glulam can be worked and crafted using both simple hand tools and mechanical tools. Holes and notches can be cut in glulam in consultation with an experienced structural engineer.


    Glulam is the future!

  • Glulam sets no limits on the potential for wood construction techniques.

  • The glued laminates make glulam both strong and stiff.

  • Glulam is one of the strongest construction materials in relation to its weight. This means that glulam beams can freely span large distances.

  • Architects, structural engineers and users have great freedom to create their own shapes using glulam, whether for the structure of a house, a roof for a public building or a wooden bridge.

  • Glulam is a construction material that optimises the technical properties of the renewable raw material – wood.

  • Glulam is made from individual laminates of construction timber and ensures efficient use of material.

  • The laminates are finger-jointed to produce long lengths and then bonded together to create the desired dimension.