Increasing importance of the environmental arguments
Producers of roof trusses and wooden houses choose glulam because of its product characteristics, its availability via Moelven’s logistics system, and because it is a material that harmonises with Scandinavian building tradition. The positive environmental properties of timber are becoming an increasingly important argument in marketing to the industry’s end-customers.
A Scandinavian product
Glulam from Moelven is a complete Scandinavian industrial product, based on local raw materials – Swedish and Norwegian spruce and pine – from sustainable forestry, manufactured in factories in Norway and Sweden. Glulam can be reused or recycled, and the energy consumption involved in its production is very low.
Virtually limitless possibilities
Glulam gives architects and architectural engineers a great deal of freedom and plenty of scope. Glulam is the strongest construction material in relation to its intrinsic weight and can therefore be shaped in many different ways. It can be used in large arches and spectacular constructions without weight problems. Glulam also has very good fire-resistance properties.
The same material throughout the process
For a wooden house manufacturer, it is an advantage for the load-bearing structure of the house to be of the same material as the rest of the house so that homogenous materials can be used throughout the entire construction process. Joiners and fitters can easily work with wood, being the material they know best, and the same tools and equipment can be used both in the factory and on the construction site.
Manufacturers of roof trusses and house manufacturers who use glulam in their production often provide a high degree of customisation all the way right up to time of delivery. The distance to the customer is short and stocks can be kept small. We deliver glulam just-in-time because that is absolutely vital to these companies.