Cross laminated timber is being used as a positive means of enhancing leisure environments. The impact of internal materials on the comfort and wellbeing of end users is an area where more research is required but now strong anecdotal evidence is emerging , particularly about the role cross laminated timber can play in creating a comfortable internal environment, that genuinely 'feels good.' Cross laminated timber can be used to great practical and visual effect for example, by building a fully enclosed CLT box offering good sound insulation and a robust surface - ideal for a sports hall.
Every building is unique – both internally and externally. A finish with an outer covering or a cladding system, can transform the design style. Internally the engineered timber panels can be left visible, for example a sports hall or swimming pool or non-visible, behind a facade.
CLT is a commercially viable option for sports and leisure projects used for:
• New Builds
What can a CLT structure create?
• Leisure Centres/ Gymnasiums
• Football Stadiums
• Swimming Pools
• Tennis or Cricket Clubs
• Public Buildings/ Libraries
Where to use CLT?
Projects specifying BREEAM – CLT contributes significantly towards this rating
• Projects specifying high energy efficiency
• Urban sites within high density population areas
• Sites with limited access and restricted boundaries
• Brownfield and Greenfield sites
• Existing live sites already in session