A strong yet versatile structural building material
Helps to form spacious buildings
Glulam is the commonly used abbreviation for Glued Laminated Timber. Glulam’s tensile characteristics make it suitable for long span, load-bearing widths, such as bridges. It is an exceptionally strong material, used for load-bearing structures where visual appearance is important. It can also be shaped, helping to form spacious buildings.
Manufactured from selected high grade timbers
Using small cross-sectional boards; finger jointed and laid with the grain parallel to form larger cross sections and lengths. This produces exceptional strength to weight ratio suitable for long span load bearing structures combined with the aesthetic appeal of timber.
Natural, environmentally friendly and versatile
The versatility of Glulam is recognised as a structural building material for all market sectors. With increased demand for Off Site Manufacture and sustainable construction, Pasquill have extended our product and service offer to include Glulam. Glulam is the natural, environmentally friendly, versatile and renewable building material.
The benefits of Glulam Beams
- Suitable for large spans
- High strength to weight ratio
- Straight, shaped and curved forms
- Natural beauty & appearance of timber
- Excellent fire resistant properties
- Resistant to aggressive chemical environments
- Easy to handle, can be worked using ordinary tools
- Surface can be treated
- Sourced from well managed forests (Chain of Custody certified)
- Minimal environmental impact when manufactured
- Eco-friendly and biodegradable, generating less atmospheric CO2 relative to other building products
- Thermally efficient, with better insulation properties than many other forms of building material
- Dimensionally stable
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Glulam is made by gluing together high grade timbers which are finger jointed and laid parallel to the grain to form even stronger lengths and cross sections.
Because of its exceptional strength to weight ratio, glulam is suitable for large spans.
Spans for glulam beams like other structural components are governed by the loads being carried. The maximum length of our standard beams is 15m but longer lengths can be supplied to special order.
The typical glulam beam widths used in construction are 3-1/8, 3-1/2, 5-1/8, 5-1/2, and 6-3/4 inches.
Yes. We use Melamine waterproof adhesive to EN301 Type 1 glue and the surface and metalwork can be treated to ensure it can withstand external conditions.
Glulam is stronger than solid timber as it has fewer natural defects and a wider distribution.