‘Glulam’ stands for Glued Laminated Timber. At a basic level this means sticking pieces of timber together to make bigger pieces. It is a way of manufacturing timber elements that cannot be easily sourced in solid sawn timber due to large size or unusual shape.
Glulam is used for a range of purposes from joinery timber through to large span structural beams.Large glulam beams can often be seen in swimming pool or sports hall roofs and more recently in several large chain supermarkets. Basically wherever a steel or concrete structure is needed for a building, glulam could also be used.