What is Glulam?
The term glulam is an abbreviated term that stands for glue-laminated timber. A glulam beam is made with multiple layers of solid wood lumber bonded together with high-strength adhesive to form a single structural unit.
Glulam timber beams can be used in a wide variety of
applications and for both indoor and outdoor projects.
Common forms include:
Straight Glulam beams
Glulam lintels, purlins, ridge beams, and floor beams
Glulam Columns, including round, square, and sectioning
Glulam Tied arches
Glulam Arched bridge supports
What Are Laminated Timber Structures?
Glulam Structures are becoming an increasingly popular method of sustainable construction in comparison to the traditional Brick & Block techniques. These Glulam structures are made using a variety of timber components which can substitute out the processes of installing & working with steel rafters, concrete and brick.
Buildings can be put together in a fraction of the time using prefabs such as Timber Frames, Roof & Wall Cassettes, Insulated Panels, Glulam Beams, CLT Members etc. Not only are they a more economically viable solution in relation to 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.
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Where Do We Fit In?
Constructional Timber (Manufacturers) are vastly experienced in working on Glulam Structures. 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