CLT – Cross Laminated Timber Solutions for Commercial & Residential Construction
The CLT Advantage
A cost-competitive alternative for steel and concrete applications, CLT reduces construction time, is lighter and thinner than concrete, has a reduced carbon footprint and only requires basic carpentry skills and power tools to install.
Green, Sustainable and Energy Efficient
Cross-laminated timber panels reduce the environmental impact of new commercial or residential construction by reducing energy demand, minimizing pollution and creating an eco-friendly thermal barrier.
Wood is the only sustainable building material and excels as a structural material that is also fire-resistant. Wood panels exposed to flame form an insulating char layer that slows the section from being consumed by the fire.
Wood helps to provide a buffer against environmental noises from neighbors, traffic and other sources.
In humid environments, wood buildings have long-term, problem-free performance when water movement and exposure is addressed during the design phase.
Strength plus beauty
As the name implies, cross-laminated timber is produced from wood strips layered crosswise on top of one another and glued under high-pressure to produce large configuration solid timber panels; think of it as plywood on steroids.
This alternating arrangement of the laminates reduces swelling and shrinkage in panels to an insignificant amount, and due to the load transfer CLT boards meet all requirements for technically sophisticated structural engineering. This also makes cross-laminated timber panels an excellent choice for the construction of buildings in earthquake zones. Other labels for cross-laminated timber include, glued laminated timber, glulam, X-Lam and CLT.