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XLam AirStair

AirStairs are ready-to-install stair flights machined from solid XLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). AirStair has a good fire rating (because of its mass) and is much quicker to install than concrete formwork/prefabricated steel stair systems in domestic, commercial and industrial construction projects.

Key Features
  • AirStair is cheaper, lightweight and much quicker to install than conventional precast concrete stairs. Combine AirStair with prefabricated CLT landings for that perfect partnership.
  • AirStair has a good fire rating (because of its mass).
  • Much quicker to install than concrete formwork/prefabricated steel stair systems.
  • AirStairs are designed using a CAD based system to ensure critical details are not missed, then the stairways are manufactured in a controlled environment off-site with precision detail.
  • Less labour is required to construct the CLT system.
  • 20% the weight of concrete. Reduces foundation loads and distribution requirements.
  • Durable building material that is equivalent to concrete. High precision manufacturing results in quality finishing.
  • Reduced carbon omissions, reduced carbon footprint through production, and high thermal performance.
Scope of Use

Suitable for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

Statement of Building Code Compliance

As yet there are no Australian or NZ standards specific to the manufacture and use of CLT. However, CLT is very similar to Glue Laminated Timber in that it is manufactured from finger jointed, dried timber using glue lamination under pressure. XLam manufacture complies with Adopted Standards which govern the design, preparation, finger jointing, planing, lamination and verification of XLam CLT products:

  • AS/NZS 1328 Glue Laminated Timber Parts 1 & 2
  • AS/NZS 1491:1996 Finger jointed structural timber
  • ISO/TC 165/SC N695 (Working Draft): Timber Structures — Cross Laminated Timber – Part 1: Component Performance and Production Requirements
In-Service History

XLam NZ Ltd is the first company to manufacture and commercialise CLT in Australasia. The XLam factory is located in Nelson, New Zealand, where the immediate accessibility of quality timber and manufacturing resource has established an engineered wood industry cluster.

XLam are dedicated to the supply of sustainable engineered building solutions in natural solid wood.

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