Glulam Roof Beams

If the proposed design of your roof is not achievable using a conventional truss design then Sydenhams can incorporate Glulam Laminated Beams to provide support intermediately or as a design statement the beams can be left exposed to provide maximum impact.

Suitable for both commercial and domestic applications, these are a natural alternative to steel or concrete, used where strength and clear unsupported spans are key factors. They offer a versatile range of uses from roof and floor beams to decking, in fact almost any structure.

Glulam Beams are manufactured using a lamination process, and are made from mainly spruce but also redwood and Siberian larch - all sourced from sustainable forests. They are bonded using an adhesive that is both water and weather resistant.

Sydenhams can supply Glulam Beams in sizes from 42mm x 225mm to 140mm x 630mm, and up to 15m long, with other sizes upon request, so please contant our Timber Centre in Wickham or our Timber Engineering facility in Newport, Isle of Wight, for more information.
Glulam Roof Beams - Timber Engineering - Sydenhams
Glulam Roof Beams - Timber Engineering - Sydenhams

Properties of Glulam Beams are:

  • Can be curved to shape during manufacture
  • Have strength properties 18% that of normal timber
  • Easy to install - Easy to handle and work on site using hand and power tools, plus easy erection.
  • Lightweight - one-sixth the weight of a reinforced concrete beam (two-thirds the weight of steel)
  • Fire-resistant - fire self-extinguishes itself unless beam exposed to direct flame
  • Good looking Unlike concrete or steel
  • Good insulation properties unlike steel
  • Approved British Standard - 4169:1988 and BS EN 386:1995 ‘Specification for Glued Laminated Timber Structural Members’.

Glulam Beams range of uses:

Arenas & Conference Halls Load-Bearing Beams
Balcony Roofing    Pillars and Columns
Cambered Beams    Roof Beams and Rafters
Decking    Schools
Floorboards and Beams Sheds
Garages Shopping Centres
Halls and Arched Beams    Station Supports
Homes Swimming Pools
Joists Trusses
Lintels Walls