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GLULAM BEAMS

Fforest Timber Engineering Limited is pleased to announce that as from the 1st May 2015 we have a new trading partnership with the UK’s leading glulam beam manufacturer - Lilleheden UK Limited.

Lilleheden UK Limited is one of Europe’s largest producers of glulam, for both simple and advanced construction of any type.  With its own development department, focus is always on new areas where glulam can be used as a natural, durable and efficient building material.

Glulam (glued laminated timber) is a structural timber product comprising a number of layers of dimensioned timber bonded together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives.  By laminating a number of lengths of timber, a single large, strong, structural member is produced.  These structural members can be used as vertical columns or horizontal beams.  Connections are usually made with bolts or plain steel dowels and steel plates.

  • Glulam optimises the structural values of a renewable resource – timber. 
  • Glulam provides the strength and versatility of large solid timber.   
  • Glulam is two-thirds the weight of steel and one sixth the weight of concrete.  
  • Glulam can be manufactured to a variety of straight and curved configurations.

The laminated timbers give glulam its high strength and stiffness properties and because of this, glulam beams and arches are able to span large distances without intermediate columns allowing more design flexibility than with traditional timber construction.

Their size is limited only by transportation and handling constraints.

Fforest Timber Engineering Limited will be holding up to 20m3 of glulam - manufactured by Lilleheden UK Ltd - in stock of varying lengths and sections. 

Please contact us with your requirements and we will be pleased to provide you with a quotation.

 

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