How is Nail-Laminated timber (NLT) Used in Wood Building Construction?

by Jan 29, 2021Tall Wood Construction, Wood Building Construction General0 comments

Nail-laminated timber (NLT) is a unique building construction material that is undergoing a design upgrade. The design and structural performance of nail-laminated timber come together to create beautiful spaces in both commercial and residential applications.

Nail laminated timber (NLT) can’t acquire mold or rot when installed and designed correctly in a building. To ensure the durability of this material, it should be kept in a dry place during installation. If there is a risk of moist interior conditions, builders plan ahead for that to protect NLT.

Nail-laminated timber can be used instead of steel and concrete materials in most applications. If you compare nail-laminated timber with concrete, NLT material can be installed in a shorter time. NLT is often used in stair shafts and timber elevators in a light-wood frame and six-storey buildings.

Benefits of Nail Laminated Timber in Wood Building Construction

  1. Easy to install: To install NLT is very easy. The builders cut and fix this material with a lot of ease. In fact, sometimes panels are precut for building projects.
  2. Speed of installation: Nail-laminated timber requires less time to be installed in commercial and residential buildings.
  3. Durability: Nail-laminated timber retains its quality for a long time. This makes the buildings look beautiful all the time.
  4. Insulation: Compared to other kinds of materials like steel, concrete, and glass NLT retains heat and makes a building warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Nail-laminated timber is used in many ways in “big wood” construction. It is a versatile material that is becoming more and more popular because it’s strong, durable, and easy to work with.

Seagate Mass Timber is leading the revolution in “Big Wood” being used in all areas of construction. Seagate has offices in British Columbia, Canada and the US in Washington state.

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