ASK WOOD TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE
LAMWOOD pushes back the limits of wood, to adapt to all construction sites, including the most ambitious. LAMWOOD is a manufacturing technique which combines finger jointing and lamination. Glued laminated timber can reach very great dimensions, without sacrificing its dimensional stability.
BEYOND THE NATURAL DIMENSIONS OF THE TREE
– Great lengths
Finger jointing enables not only the manufacturing of great lengths (up to 13 metres) but also optimises the use of material because losses and waste wood are minimal for the user.
– Great widths/thicknesses
The lamination technique enables beams of great dimensions (thickness and width) to be manufactured from small sections, thus reaching a high level of inertia. This translates into framework elements that are able to cover wide spans.
REGULARITY AND DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
The timber is straight throughout its length thanks to finger jointing, which limits bow and spring (maximum length of the boards used : 2 metres).
Machining, cutting, assembling : everything becomes easier.
Large parts are made by gluing dry timber of small to medium sections, which increases the slenderness ratio without risk of distortion, splits or cracks. Consequently, LAMWOOD has better resistance to variations in humidity.
Finger jointing eliminates the imperfections in timber. The timber is purged of its knots, splits, cracks and other pockets of resin. Its appearance and mechanical classification are thus greatly improved.
The timber is entirely reconstituted from small sawn sections from small diameter logs. So the only remaining knots are those that do not exceed 2/3 of the thickness of the lamella (for glulam), which is all the more beautiful for it. Also, the use of glue with invisible joints fully preserves the natural appearance of the component.
MECHANICAL STRENGTH GUARANTEED
- A visual method is used to mechanically classify the wood and perform the necessary purges,
- Our adhesive is certified for structural exterior use,
- Our CE certification and marking attest that all our timber is subject to Production Control in the factory.
RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
LAMWOOD products are manufactured with a PU glue with zero formaldehyde emission. This, combined with cold pressing, ensures that it is environmentally friendly.
The wood used is taken from local forests in which reforestation and logging take place in accordance with the life-cycle of the forest, as attested by our PEFC (Programme Européen des Forets Certifiées) and FSC (Forest stewardship council) certifications.
WHY CHOOSE LAMWOOD TECHNOLOGY?
- REGULARITY AND DIMENSIONAL STABILITY
- AESTHETIC APPEARANCE
- MECHANICAL STRENGTH GUARANTEED
- RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT