CLT versus Tongue & Groove



CLT versus Tongue & Groove sounds like someone who could be in line for this year’s Christmas number one.

But we’re talking mass timber panels.

CLT (cross-laminated timber) panels are commonly used for roofs, walls and flooring.

There is, however, a lesser-known alternative in tongue and groove glulam elements. These are basically beams turned on their sides with a tongue and groove profile cut into them. They can be up to 40% cheaper per square metre than CLT.

The main pros and cons of the two systems:

If you’re considering CLT for a project and need some technical advice, contact Keith by email or by telephone on 01363 891 363.

CLT (top) versus tongue and groove (bottom) being installed on-site.