Cross Laminated Timber – the Sustainable Way to Go!
Wood being a natural product has a tendency to expand and contract unevenly due to differences in moisture content. This causes natural wood to change its shape, also called as warping. The use of thin laminated timber layers, counteracts the swelling taking place, when wood takes on water. This multi-layering also reinforces the strength of the wood.
Multi-layered timber is called as engineered or cross-laminated timber. Here the grain of one section is layered in an opposing direction to the grain of the neighbouring layer. Wet wood warps in the direction of the grain, having layers placed in opposite directions ensures that any movement that is caused by the absorption of moisture is evened out.
The use of a cross laminated core allows for timber to be placed over the core, enabling the inside of windows to be adapted to your requirements for any chosen room for a reasonable amount in comparison to the entire frame being built of a dearer timber such as oak, ash, walnut etc. This allows for the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions!
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