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The GluLam Revolution

How GluLam Is Revolutionising Construction

14 February 2019

Glue Laminated Beams, known as GluLam for short, are specially engineered timber beams that are leading the revolution in innovative timber production and construction. GluLam timber beams have a variety of benefits and purposes when it comes to home renovation, extension and building projects.

What Is GluLam?

GluLam is a specially engineered timber beam made using stringent Australian industry standards and professionally crafted by select manufacturers. GluLam is made by gluing together small pieces of graded and seasoned timber, and then finished to produce a high-quality product. GluLam beams can be used for a variety of different purposes, including new homes, and garage and roof beams. They are also well suited to decorative portal frame applications.

Benefits of GluLam

Using GluLam beams has a lot of benefits because of the way they have been produced. These beams are eco-friendly, durable, lightweight and cost effective. Working with GluLam beams couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable!

Stronger Than Solid Timber

The glue used in the production of GluLam laminates and reinforces the timber, making these beams stronger than solid timber. GluLam lends much needed strength and reliability to the structures of houses and buildings, increasing their longevity.

Durable, Cost Effective, Reliable

GluLam is durable, cost-effective and reliable. It can withstand a variety of treatments used to improve the structural life of your property or prevent pest infestations. The Glulam cost is also much cheaper than structural steel, so you can stay well within budget for your renovation, extension or home improvement project.

Fast & Easy to Work With

GluLam offers a design versatility that you won’t get with solid timber or structural steel. It is fast and easy to work with, and can be used for a variety of purposes and applications. Depending on your needs, GluLam can be used as vertical columns, horizontal beams and even curved and arched shapes.

Eco-Friendly & Sustainable

GluLam is both eco-friendly and sustainable because it is made using all natural, sustainably sourced products. Even manufacturing GluLam results in considerably low greenhouse gas emissions as compared to making steel.

Low Maintenance & Natural Looking

The durable characteristic of GluLam makes it low maintenance and easy to care for. Even though it is an engineered beam, GluLam still has a natural timber look because it is made using all-natural products.

Use GluLam for Your Next Project

If you are planning a renovation, extension or building project, choose high quality, sustainably made GluLam from Sunstate Timbers. We are reliable GluLam timber suppliers, with a wide range of GluLam products available in standard and customised sizes, depending on your unique needs. GluLam can be used for a variety of building projects.

If you are unsure where to begin or are looking to buy timber, our timber merchants are always happy to help. Visit our lumber yard in Brisbane to browse through our wood supplies or contact the Sunstate Timbers team on (07) 3171 8430 or via our online form for quality advice.