Cross laminated timber has become a valuable tool for enhancing education environments. Being a largely prefabricated offsite solution, CLT is factory manufactured to exceptional levels of accuracy, ensuring minimal defects. This improves procurement, construction and project delivery timescales as well as reducing costs, saving money and maximising efficiency on all levels. It is fast becoming the material of choice for specifiers due to its inherent structural qualities. These qualities include speed of construction, airtightness and carbon sequestration, minimisation of onsite health and safety, as well as its effect on internal environments when left exposed.
Exposed CLT creates a natural, inviting and calming environment, it can also acoustic properties. When used in educational environments, cross laminated timber generates a peaceful space for effective teaching and delivers schools that are cost effective and adaptable for future adjustment.
CLT is a commercially viable option for education and training projects used for:
• New Builds
Who should consider CLT as a structural solution for educational developments?
Councils and Stakeholders in Educational Buildings including:
• Main Contractors
• Structural Engineers
• All education stakeholders
- Local Educational Authorities
- Head Teachers
Where to use CLT
CLT is a commercially viable for educational projects that are over two/three storeys
• Projects specifying BREEAM – CLT contributes significantly towards this rating
• Brownfield and Greenfield sites
• Existing live sites already in session