First CLT plant in Australia announced

First CLT plant in Australia announced

May 16, 2016

Australia’s first CLT manufacturing facility is to be officially announced by New Zealand’s XLam at Frame 2016 with an outline of their plans to expand into Australia to meet the rapidly growing interest in CLT for residential and commercial buildings.

This game changing venture will be strongly supported by Architects and engineers who are encouraging more CLT for the design opportunities offered, and providing a carbon positive replacement for concrete or steel construction.

Rob De Brincat, Business Development Manager of XLam Australia stated “CLT is the ultimate wood building system for construction, including prefabricated flooring, walls and roofs, all made from natural resources.

“XLam is the only manufacturer of CLT in the Southern Hemisphere and is pleased to announce expansion of our CLT production both in New Zealand and in Australia to meet increasing market demands”.

As an indication of the growing demand for CLT in Australia, a presenter at Frame 2016 Barry Young of Taylor Thomson Whitting engineers is a specialist in design of large scale commercial, residential and public buildings, and is currently undertaking the design of two 10 storey CLT residential towers in Sydney which will be the tallest CLT buildings in Australia.

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