There are lots of reasons to choose glulam for your next construction project. It is a strong, light, natural material that is easy to work with and can be used for large and small construction projects. This is probably why glulam is so popular among DIY enthusiasts and professional builders alike.
A flexible and sustainable building material
Glulam beams and posts
Glulam (glued laminated timber) comprises a number of finger-jointed wood laminates glued together to make beams or posts in the desired dimensions, producing a stable material with high strength in relation to its weight. This makes it ideal for load-bearing elements in buildings, but it is also an excellent DIY material offering endless opportunities. Following the acquisition of Martinsons, Holmen now offers a wide range of retail-ready, precision-cut and treated beams and posts that you will find in your nearest DIY store or builders’ merchants.
Why build with glulam?
Choosing glulam over other alternatives offers many advantages. Besides its strength and flexibility, glulam is also a sound choice environmentally.
Strong and light
Compared to its own weight, glulam has a higher load-bearing capacity than both steel and concrete, making it ideal for large spans and flexible solutions.
Glulam is quick and easy to work with using ordinary tools and machinery.
A smart climate choice
Holmen’s glulam is made using trees from sustainable and responsible forestry. It is a renewable raw material and manufactured in a process with minimal climate impact. Glulam also binds carbon dioxide throughout its lifetime.
Beauty and comfort
Visible wood details create aesthetic design solutions and light, pleasant environments. Glulam also has moisture buffering properties, creating a good indoor climate.