• Cross-laminated timber

    by Charlotte Christie

    Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was a mystery to me until I attended a talk by David Lomax of Waugh Thistleton Architects at last month’s Vision London event for architects, clients and suppliers in Olympia.

    David explained that CLT is an engineered-wood alternative to traditional timber where boards of wood are stacked at angles and glued together. It is strong, lightweight, versatile to use, cost-effective and offers thermal and fire resistant qualities.