Glue laminated wood can be bent and shaped to build traditional or modern structures thanks to new chemical glues.
Beams over 100 m long with or without support; ideal to build big buildings such as warehouses or sport centers.
It’s a material which finds its balance in any atmosphere whether it is neutral or corrosive. It is the best material for buildings on seafront or swimming-pools or even canning factories. Glue laminated wood doesn’t need any upkeep unlike steel or reinforced concrete.
Unlike solid wood glue laminated wood is stable it doesn’t warp, doesn’t split, doesn’t distort, doesn’t crack. In decoration it can keep its natural aspect or be painted in various colors.
Its homogeneity permits to determine its mechanical characteristics in order to calculate structures accurately.
Glue laminated buildings can resist to a 800° fire for more than 2 hours. When on fire no noxious gas are emitted firemen can intervene safely because there is no risk of total collapse. This advantage can reduce insurance premiums up to 30 %.
Glue laminated wood is lighter than steel (30 % less) and concrete (four times less) so it allows lower cost and shorter deadlines.
Glue laminated wood is a flexible material thanks to its elasticity (148 Kg/cm²), it accepts the differential warping of the supports without consequences on the structures or the foundations.
Glue laminated wood can bear high or low temperatures (-40°; +80°), it is stable whatever the weather so expansion joints are unnecessary.
Glue laminated wood is thermo resistant, it is also an efficient insulating material often used for low temperature stocking warehouse. There is no condensation, no incompatibility with other materials, no electromagnetic couples, no waves, no echos.