Benefits of choosing glulam

Warm-looking, atmospheric, glulam is the popular alternative to cold concrete and steel.

Glulam’s popular, because it’s:

  • Versatile – Glulam can be used for almost any type of structure. See here for more details.
  • Light – Glulam is one-sixth the weight of a reinforced concrete beam (two-thirds the weight of steel).
  • Economical – Our competitive pricing aside, glulam’s lower weight leads to savings in transport, foundations, and building.
  • Easy fixing – Material that’s easy to handle, work, and erect.
  • Flexible to your specifications – To your specific needs, with short delivery stock available in standard sizes.
  • Fire resistant – An important safety factor.
  • Durable – Glulam is very durable with standard coating or preservative, but extra durability can be provided with special pressure-impregnated preservative, too.
  • Good-looking – Glulam has a natural and attractive appearance.
  • Approved British Standard – 4169:1988 and BS EN 386:1995 ‘Specification for Glued Laminated Timber Structural Members’.
  • Energy conserving – Glulam is a renewable resource that’s ecologically attractive and uses only a tenth of the energy it would take to produce an equivalent steel beam.
  • Competitive pricing – We can supply glulam beams to your chosen specification at a competitive price. No order is too large, too small, or too complicated.
  • Fast delivery  – For all stock sections delivery 5-7 days, collection 2-3, special order lead time to be confirmed at the time of the order.

Glulam and its range of use:

While Glulam is often first choice for environmental and aesthetic reasons, it’s also popular for its versatility. You can use Glulam in almost any type of structure; we’ve named a few examples below for your interest, information, and inspiration.

Glulam is often used in:

  • Arenas
  • Balcony roofing
  • Cambered beams
  • Conference halls
  • Decking
  • Floorboards and beams
  • Garages
  • Halls and arched beams
  • Homes
  • Joists
  • Lintels
  • Load-bearing beams
  • Pillars and columns
  • Roof beams and rafters
  • Schools
  • Sheds
  • Shopping centres
  • Station supports
  • Trusses
  • Walls