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What is a long span glulam portal frame?

What is a long span glulam portal frame?

Glulam frames are used in construction to provide a framework for building projects. Long span glulam portal frames are popular for large projects as, as the name suggests, the beams can be created to easily span a wide distance.

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What are modified timbers?

What are modified timbers?

Like glulam, modified timbers have become increasingly popular for woodworking projects. The demand for modified timbers is on the rise, but what are they and can they be used for glulam in the same way as hard or softwoods?

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Glulam species; Why use Douglas fir?

Glulam species; Why use Douglas fir?

When it comes to the manufacture of glulam, Douglas fir is probably the third most common timber used after spruce and larch. Here is a little more about Douglas fir you might be interested to know…

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Glulam Barn Conversion – Higher Sherwell Farm

Glulam Barn Conversion – Higher Sherwell Farm

Embarking on a new project can be daunting, especially if it is the first time you’re taking on any building work bigger than a patio in the back garden!
Recently we spent some time on Higher Sherwell Farm helping Issy and Murray Bryars with their barn conversion.

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Which is better, steel or glulam?

Which is better, steel or glulam?

Despite being a glulam manufacturer, we work with steel a lot. We use steel for bracketry and joins and depending on the project it can often be best to use both materials to achieve the finished result, but which is better?

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