Advantages of CLT

Our housing range is also available in cross-laminated timber (CLT), in partnership with Binderholz of Austria. CLT has all the benefits of our standard material, structurally insulated panels – that is, strength, speed of construction, stability, and so on. But it is created entirely of wood from sustainable forests.

That makes it the ultimate green method of construction and the perfect material for eco kit houses.

More information about the relevant product, CLT BBS, can be found over on the Binderholz website here, but in short: it has a multilayer construction of solid wood. Warping of the wood (swelling or shrinkage) is reduced to a negligible level by bonding longitudinal and transverse layers together.

The solid finished component is effectively a single piece of wood – with just 0.6% comprising environmentally friendly glue – and is fireproof while having sound and heat insulating properties.

Our CLT flat pack homes are slightly more expensive, to cover the cost of transporting the material to the UK. But environmental concerns are very important to us and to many of our customers. The different prices for the CLT and SIP house packages are clearly marked alongside each of our designs, and the choice is entirely up to you.