Lightweight, strong and aesthetically pleasing, rafter beams are an ideal application for glulaminated timber.
Far superior to solid timber products, laminated timber is stable and has consistent structural properties. And unlike steel, laminated timber beams require no specialist building skills and are simple to assemble.
Typical uses range from modest pergola rafters through to large scale clear-span warehouses and sheds.
Standard dimensions are typically 100mm to 900mm in depth and 42mm to 270mm in thickness. However, larger dimensions are readily achievable due to the flexibility of the manufacturing process.
Beam length is generally only limited by transport – beams up to 27m are possible. Beam strength grades available – GL8, GL10 and GL12.
Techlam’s glulam rafter beams are easily assembled and can achieve significant spans without any internal support, allowing large, open-plan areas to be achieved.