Across the construction landscape, the use of innovative, greener building materials is taking root. Massive wood products from Stora Enso such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glulam are being used in both everyday and award-winning applications. Like in tall buildings made of wood, in stunning open spaces with long spans, or in wooden structures even as strong as steel compared to weight.
Massive wooden materials like CLT and LVL play an essential role in building sustainable urban areas for the future. Building with high-performance, precision engineered wood materials or pre-fabricated elements allow you to push beyond wood’s perceived boundaries. You can build strong, stable yet lightweight structures, achieve longer spans and new building heights without complicated fixings, or specialised labour or equipment.
The result? Shorter construction time, improved resource efficiency, less waste and noise, lower costs, and better health and safety.
Massive wood construction brings benefits to the environment, too
Massive wood – a renewable resource – also helps you deliver sustainable development. Wood stores carbon. When wooden building elements are recycled or reused, the carbon storage is also extended.
And because Stora Enso Wood Products’ wood supply chains are covered by wood traceability systems which are certified according to PEFC™ or FSC® Chain of Custody system or both, you can rest assured your timber comes from a forest managed to the highest environmental and social standards.
Why use massive wood in your next construction project?
- Quicker, quieter and safer construction for time and cost savings
- Attractive, innovative designs without sacrificing structural requirements
- Strong but lightweight, high-quality material
- Improved thermal insulation and acoustic performance
- High sustainability credentials for a lower carbon footprint