You ask, we answer
“Why are engineered timber products the future for our construction industry?”
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is made by stacking and pressing layers of dried wood together. The layers are bonded with adhesives. Each new layer is placed perpendicular to the previous one, which makes the panels much stronger than conventional wood structures.
This depends what thickness of panel you choose to go with and how many bearers the panel will span accross. Each factory supplying CLT has documents available for design engineers to calculate spans and cantilever distances. View Redstag CLT factory’s technical brochure here.
When Mass timber is exposed to fire, it chars on the outside forming an insulated layer which protects the interior wood from damage. This allows it to achieve a fire rating higher than code requirements.
One or two layers of GIB Fyreline plasterboard can be added to extend the fire resistance rating
(FRR) for longer protection of the timber element.
Pre-planning with supplier, sequencing of panels and shop drawing reviews SSSP and lift plan.
Experienced team to land the panels safely / efficiently and screw them as per the engineered design.
Working at heights certificates. Elevated platform certificates.
NZQA Rigging / Dogman certificates.
First aid kit held in every vehicle
Fire extinguisher in every vehicle
First Aid certificates
Site Safe passports
Elements go together quickly like lego, this is dependant on site accessibility, the weather and the main contractor’s program.
Using timber lowers a building’s environmental impact and carbon footprint, this is because trees sequester carbon during their lifecycle.
Screws installed at specified centres design by the structural engineer, after installation Woodtek provides QA documents with photos to the main contractor for assurance.