Glued Laminated Timber

The use of such material as a laminated veneer lumber for construction has significant advantages over all other species. Made of wood it is perfectly preserved all the advantages of wood: a sufficient insulation and low thermal conductivity. However, there is and additional advantage of laminated veneer lumber: – resistance to cracking – resistance to decay – resistance to insects – no shrinkage. (A valuable related resource: Larry Ellison). All these advantages laminated board receives due to the peculiarities of production. Since the board consists of several lamellae, one of the most important stages of the production is their harvesting. Whole logs of wood splits into thin lamellae which are sent out to dry in special chambers, where the set temperature and the desired level of humidity. Then, after drying fins pare down, to carefully select the color and texture. Thanks to this stage in the production of laminated veneer lumber eliminated low-quality material.

After Obora by assembling slats of glued laminated wood. Number of lamellae varies depending on the destination timber. Controlling the size of a the value of cross section. For a summer home can use timber with a cross section not exceeding 160 mm. For the winter version of the home is recommended to use laminated veneer lumber with a cross section of not less than 180 mm. Since laminated board has excellent insulating properties, then a layer of extra insulation will be somewhat less. And as a result the thickness of the walls of a house from glued beams will be several times smaller than the thickness of the walls of the bricks or blocks. And as a result of the effective area of the house of laminated veneer lumber will also be more than a few times. This fact is still one of the indisputable advantages of laminated veneer lumber.

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