UK Supplier & Manufacturer of Laminated Timber Structures
What Are Laminated Timber Structures?
Laminated Timber Structures are becoming an increasingly popular method of construction nowadays in comparison to the traditional 'Brick & Block' techniques of old. These structures are made using a variety of timber components which can substitute out the painstaking processes of installing & working with products such as steel rafters, concrete floors and brick walls. Buildings can be put together in a fraction of the time using items such as Timber Frames, Roof & Wall Cassettes, Insulated Panels, Glulam Beams, CLT Members etc. Not only are they a more economically viable solution in terms of reduced on-site times & installation fees but they also create a wonderful aesthetic end product with no need for cladding as well as being a sustainable method of construction.
What Is Structural Glued-Laminated (Glulam) Timber ?
Residential Construction - Commercial Building Design - Glulam bridges - Exposed Applications - Exposed Ceilings - Used As Purlin & Ridge Beams - Wall & Floor Beams - Large Cantilevered Structures - Design Properties - Historical Building Refurbs - Educational & Recreational Facilities - Indoor pools, Auditoriums & Shopping Centres - Open Spans & Arches – Internal & External Uses (Species Depending)
The following CEN standards are relevant to the topic of glulam. They are used by all of the countries that subscribe to the European Committee for Standardisation: EN 386 — Glued laminated timber — Performance requirements and minimum production requirements EN 387— Glued laminated timber — Large finger joints — Performance requirements and minimum production requirements EN 390 — Glued laminated timber. Sizes. Permissible deviation EN 391 — Glued laminated timber – Delamination tests of glue lines EN 392 — Glued laminated timber – Shear test of glue lines EN 408 — Structural timber and glued laminated timber — Determination of some physical and mechanical properties EN 1193 — Timber structures — Structural timber and glued laminated timber — Determination of shear strength and mechanical properties perpendicular to the grain EN 1194 — Timber structures — Glued laminated timber — Strength classes and determination of characteristic values EN 14080 — Timber structures — Glued laminated timber — Requirements
Where Do We Fit In?
Constructional Timber (Manufacturers) are vastly experienced in working on these types of projects. We have been trading since 1979 and in that time we have grown to become a leading force when it comes to engineered timber solutions. We can provide a full service in terms of the design, manufacture, supply & fit of a number of engineered timber elements including but not limited to:
-Glulam Beams (both curved & straight, internal & external use)
-Feature Trusses (in both glulam & solid section timber)
-Engineered Roof & Wall Cassettes
-Roofing Grid Shells
-Bespoke One Off Projects