GLULAM, LVL, CLT & I-JOISTS FOR APPLICATIONS IN PERMANENT STRUCTURES
Manufacture of Structural Timber Products
There are many instances where timber structures are more cost effective than either steel or concrete. Our experience over the last 30 years with timber I-Joists bears witness to that. The mitigating factors are not always pertaining to direct cost of materials, but more in terms of what is appropriate for any given structure. In terms of benefits where timber structural elements are concerned, the list is long, but which includes environments issues and products made from renewable resources, automated manufacturing ensuring highest quality and a very high level of safety to the end user. Then there are more cost oriented issues such as cost of product, logistical benefits including easy containerisation and well thought our engineering connectors enabling long span structures to be reconstructed on site after delivery. Installation costs are a lot lower as the strength to weight ratio of timber to steel is more economical in terms of crane hire and handling in general thus reducing installation costs adding to the overall cost effectiveness of structural timber components.