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Glulam bridges are a tried and proven answer to many bridging requirements. The high strength-to-weight ratio of laminated timber gives a lightweight and cost effective solution for surprisingly large spans. The design flexibility of laminated timber also gives many options to make a statement, particularly with graceful curved structures.
Techlam has years of experience in timber bridge structures — with services ranging from supply of main beam members, to kitset packages, to a fully installed solution in conjunction with industry partners and design professionals.
Techlam laminated timber posts and beams can be used in all forms of construction where the structure relies on AS/NZS 1170: 2002. The design and use must be in accordance with Techlam specifications, design criteria and selection tables.
Techlam glulam products are supplied with one coat of temporary sealer applied. To preserve the aesthetics of the product, it should be further sealed with a high quality primer and two full coats of premium enamel or acrylic topcoat within 14 days.
All cuts and notches, holes and rebates must be sealed with protective coating to prevent shrinkage and swelling. All exterior timber products must be kept dry and protected from excessive heat, direct sunlight or prolonged exposure to the elements. Where specific fire performance is required Techlam laminated timber posts and beams must be designed in conjunction with a fire consultant.
If installed in accordance with the Techlam installation requirements, Techlam laminated posts and beams and Techlam structural laminated flooring will comply with the performance clauses of the Building Code:
Techlam NZ are a New Zealand glulam manufacturing facility, producing a range of engineered timber products.Product Enquiries
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