Benefits of choosing glulam

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

Glulam is popular, because it’s:

  • Versatile – Glulam can be used for almost any type of structure. 
  • 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.
  • Flexible to your specifications – To your specific needs, with short delivery stock available in standard sizes.
  • Easy fixing – Material that’s easy to handle, work and erect.
  • 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

Whilst 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 & beams
  • Garages
  • Halls & arched beams
  • Homes
  • Joists
  • Lintels
  • Pillars & columns
  • Roof beams
  • Rafters
  • Load-bearing beams
  • Schools
  • Sheds
  • Shopping centres
  • Station supports
  • Trusses
  • Walls