The love for wooden houses is easy to understand. Inside these there is a special microclimate, the walls look beautiful even without additional decorations, and it is environmentally friendly.
However, traditional wooden houses also have certain disadvantages, such as long construction time and high requirements for it, the tendency of the material to deform, possible pests, etc. But all these disadvantages are easy to avoid while retaining the full range of benefits, and this is exactly what houses with CLT panels offer you. At the same time, cross laminated timber cost is much lower than you can incur when implementing any other architectural project.
Where are cross laminated timber panels used?
The material is universal in all senses. This is a great alternative to metal structures, brick, or concrete structures. Due to the incredible strength and lightness of the slab, it is suitable for the construction of various types of buildings:
CLT panels are used for erecting walls and are also used as a material for overlapping (ceiling, floor). So, you can make almost the whole house from a CLT board. Those panels used for facades and interior walls can have a practical and beautiful surface that does not need additional varnish, paint, or wallpaper. Everything is ready as it is, and this project looks just fantastic in the finished version.
What else do you need to know about the CLT panel?
In addition to visual perfection and undoubted practicality, there are several other reasons to use CLT-panels in the implementation of their architectural ideas.
Minimum amount of waste. The panel is cut in production to the nearest millimeter. This means that you have almost nothing left to throw away. You will not spend a single cent in vain.
You can combine different types of wood in one panel. Thus, from the inside and outside, the panel will look different and have different qualities.
Installation time is reduced along with the cost of project implementation. You can order panels at once with cutouts for windows and doors, and therefore, the house is assembled like a puzzle. The material is very light, so the foundation can also be made simpler and cheaper.
A striking example: a 9-story CLT panel structure was recently built in London in just 28 days! This is a record time for a project of this magnitude. It will take a few weeks to implement simpler architectural solutions, so if you are not ready for a long process and want to go into your home as soon as possible and start arranging it, CLT panels are the best choice for you.