Glued laminated timber is an excellent material for building houses, as it gives them many advantages.
So, unlike ordinary timber or wood, it does not store moisture natural for wood. The amount of moisture in it does not exceed 12 percent. This eliminates the possibility of cracks in the bars. The design of such a house has no shrinkage. In addition, there is no need to use a heater.
Since shrinkage is an inherent phenomenon for a house made of glued laminated timber, the time for its construction is significantly reduced. For comparison, log houses after erection are left for 6-12 months to shrink. After that, the builders begin laying communications and finishing work.
In general, if there is a ready-made foundation, then a house from glued laminated timber can be built in three to four weeks. The construction process can be carried out both in summer and in winter. This is very convenient for those people who really need housing and for this they turn to companies that build houses from timber at a low price.
Manufacturers make grooves and ridges in each wall glued beam. They are located along the length of the material and contribute to a very tight grip and rigid fixation of the bars. Due to the tight fit of the building material elements, it is not necessary to insert insulation or tow between the parts.
It is also nice that the side surfaces of the glued beams are equal and smooth. Thanks to this, the walls also get a smooth surface that does not need finishing, which reduces the cost of building a building. According to experts, the cost of such a house can be less than 50 percent of the price of a house built of bricks.
A house made of glued laminated timber can stand for years without the appearance of deformations of any of its parts. For many years, its design does not lean to any side. This is due to the fact that any of the bars does not change its shape, resists fungi, mold, blue and various insects.
Thanks to this beam, you can build a reliable five-story house. This is facilitated by the high strength of the timber, which is the result of the use of lamellar technology during its gluing.