What Is CLT?

Engineered timber products have emerged as a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to traditional building materials such as concrete and steel. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is one such product that has gained popularity in construction in recent years. It can be used for constructing a variety of structures ranging from homes and offices to larger buildings.

The timber is first kiln dried and planned to reduce its moisture content. Next, the treated timber is stacked on top of one another at a 90-degree angle, and the layers are glued and pressed together using non-toxic adhesive. The resulting panels are manufactured off-site and then delivered to the construction site for installation. CLT is ideally suited for hybrid built constructed buildings and for bespoke or abstract shaped building.

What can CLT be used for?

CLT can be used as an alternative to concrete to construct the walls, roofs, floors and ceilings of a building. This can include pre-insulated wall and roof sections. Other applications include balconies, elevator shafts and stairs. CLT can be used in almost any type of building from residential homes, offices, civic buildings, or schools.