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At the forefront of European cross laminated timber research and development, the X-LAM Alliance is an innovative partnership, combined to form superior strength - bringing to the UK construction markets a seamless and consistent method of supplying certified CLT solutions.

B & K Structures and Binderholz formed the X-LAM Alliance in 2011 to assist at every stage of the construction journey – from pre-tender design through to onsite delivery and everything in between.

Having carried out fire, seismic, strength and lifting studies, the X-LAM Alliance offer unrivalled information and technical data for all professions at each stage of the planning, design and construction process.

This highly effective working relationship, together with a commitment to research and innovation, make the X-LAM Alliance a robust, reliable construction partner in the delivery of sustainable cross laminated timber solutions. At the core of the X-LAM Alliance’s ethos is that clients can have total confidence in their ability to deliver their vision, to the correct specification, on time and on budget, without question.

B & K Structures 

As the UK’s leading structural frame contractor, specialising in design and delivery of sustainable buildings, B & K Structures offer a complete service from design to installation. Operating since 1974, our company is recognised for outstanding quality, innovative solutions and successful service to the construction industry. Delivering a significant portfolio of award winning projects across a range of sectors, B & K Structures offers a complete package of material services, across a wide range of structural products.

Delivering structural solutions, which are optimised in terms of cost, performance and sustainability, B & K Structures takes full advantage of offsite manufacturing techniques by exploiting Design for Manufacturer and Assembly (DfMA) protocols. DfMA is used as the foundation for concurrent engineering processes to simplify and fully optimise the structure wherever possible, to reduce manufacturing and assembly costs and to value engineer. This process helps to identify, calculate and eliminate waste or inefficiency in the building design. Through careful design detailing and value engineering, B & K Structures is able to offer the best possible construction solution, ensuring a smooth integration for follow-on trades -delivering environmentally sustainable projects on time and to budget.

As structural specialists, B & K Structures has an award winning portfolio projects - delivering innovative, economic and sustainable solutions across a wide range of sectors including: commercial, education, retail, leisure, residential, health and public buildings.


In the timber industry, the name of Binder stands for tradition and integrity, combined with high-tech innovation. Still only a small sawmill operation 60 years ago, the family operation has become a leading European company, equipped with cutting-edge technologies and production methods and a corresponding reputation on the timber market. 

Binder employs about 1,350 people at five Austrian sites - Fügen, Jenbach, St. Georgen, Hallein and Unternberg; at two Bavarian sites - Kösching/Interpark and Burgbernheim/Neustadt an der Aisch and two Finnish locations - Lieksa and Nurmes. The range of solid timber products includes lumber, profiled timber, single-layer and multi-layer solid wood panels, glulam and Binderholz CLT BBS. Waste timber as a production by-product is processed into biofuels and green electricity. The products manufactured are exported all over the world.

Binderholz produces efficiently on a sustainable basis in accordance with the no-waste principle and recovers 100% of the resource of timber.

Binderholz owes its reputation to active and close personal customer service, to a product mix and a price policy - meeting the needs of the market and to Binderholz quality management.



Take a look at some of our technical videos - showcasing our latest projects, innovations and timber systems.

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