What is CLT Timber

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a type of engineered wood product that is used in construction as a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional building materials such as concrete and steel.

CLT is made by stacking layers of dimensioned lumber boards at right angles to each other and bonding them together with structural adhesive. The result is a strong, lightweight, and highly durable panel that can be used as a load-bearing element in buildings.

CLT construction involves prefabricating panels of various sizes and shapes in a factory setting, which are then transported to the construction site for assembly. This reduces construction time and waste, as well as the carbon footprint associated with traditional construction methods.

CLT panels can be used in a variety of building types, from low-rise residential buildings to high-rise office and commercial buildings. The panels can be left exposed for a natural aesthetic or covered with various finishes.

CLT construction is gaining popularity worldwide due to its sustainability, strength, and speed of construction. It is also known for its seismic resistance and fire safety properties, making it a safe and reliable option for building in earthquake-prone areas.