Cross Laminated Timber In The United Kingdom (UK)
Cross Laminated Timber | Construction On The Rise
It’s no wonder that CLT construction is on the rise. Lightweight yet strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is currently being used in place of concrete, masonry and steel in the construction of residential, industrial and commercial buildings.
Thanks to its inherent structural qualities, CLT presents no limitations to architecture. CLT resists high racking and compressive forces, so it can be especially cost-effective for multi-storey and long-span applications. Because of its dimensional stability and structural properties, this massive wooden product is well suited for floors, walls and roofs.
CLT is a highly flexible wood product that is easily tailored for further processing. It can be used together with any building material. And compared with heavy mineral-based materials, CLT is easily moved by lighter cranes at the construction site.
High precision in the factory, high safety on site
CLT panels are pre-cut to size using computer-controlled cutting machines that make complex cuts with high precision. The panels are generally prefabricated and transported to the building site.
Prefabrication means high precision and, in turn, a construction process characterised by faster completion times, less demand for workers on site and less disruption to the surrounding community. Prefabrication also helps increase construction site safety.
Rapid assembly, construction and dismantling
With CLT, you can prefabricate an entire project thanks to its precise fabrication and prefabricated nature. This saves you precious time and money on-site because the installation becomes more efficient.
Energy-efficient and sustainably produced construction timber
CLT can help you meet the sustainability requirements of your clients. As a uniform product with minimal variations, CLT construction is energy-efficient.
CLT is predominately made of spruce sourced from sustainably managed sources.
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