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Glulam Beams

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 ?

The term glulam is an abbreviated term that stands for glue-laminated timber. A glulam is made with multiple layers of solid wood lumber bonded together with high-strength adhesive to form a single structural unit

Glulam members can be used in a wide variety of applications and for both indoor and outdoor projects. Common forms include:

  • Straight beams, including lintels, purlins, ridge beams, and floor beams

  • Columns, including round, square, and complex sections

  • Tied rafters

  • Trusses

  • Tied arches

  • Arched bridge supports

  • Curved beams

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

-CLT Panels

-Roofing Grid Shells

-Bespoke One Off Projects