Glulam is usually known as the new steel, mostly because of its moldability and high strength properties. Aside from the fact that glulam creates opportunities for architects, contractors and hobby carpenters to create small and large constructions, it is also a sustainable choice for the future.
|Strong – In relation to its weight, glulam is one of the strongest construction materials.|
|Renewable – The raw material is renewable. Glulam can be reused or recycled.|
|Beautiful – Glulam is an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally creative product.|
|Energy Efficient – The energy consumption used in the production of glulam is very small, compared with other construction materials.|
|Resistant – Glulam withstands aggressive environments better than many other construction materials.|
|Flexible – Glulam can be made into virtually any shape.|
|Stabile – Glulam does not twist or bend.|
|Fire Resistant – Glulam withstands fire better than many other construction materials.|
|Value for Money – The total cost of a glulam construction is often lower than it would be with other construction materials.|
|Easy to Work With – Simple hand tools or machine tools can be used when working with glulam.|
Glulam sets no limits for wood construction technicians’ possibilities.
Tips on what you can build with glulam
Glulam is both strong and rigid due to the layering process.
In relation to its weight, glulam is one of the strongest construction materials. This means that glulam beams can be used over larger distances. More about strength
Architects, designers and users have great opportunities to create their own shapes with glulam, whether that be constructing a house, a roof of a public building or a wooden bridge. Advice for architects
Glulam is a structural material that optimizes the technical characteristics of the renewable raw material - wood. Here are some construction tips
Glulam's elements are made up of individual layers of structural timber and provide an effective use of material.
The layers are finger-jointed to produce long lengths and are then glued together to create the desired dimension. This is how we produce Setra glulam