Vistek Structural & Civil Engineers – http://www.vistek.com.au
A short time lapse clip of a Cross Laminated Timber house we completed the structural design for. The CLT (XLam) was erected in 5 days and the footings (Surefoot) required no concrete or excavation. They were installed in 1 day.
If you are an owner builder using this approach can be a great way to get into your new house very quickly. The envelope of the house can be finished within a week and CLT can make doing the internal fit-out work much easier.
Careful detailing with the CLT can also allow you to leave it exposed (or finished with a light wash) which can reduce plastering – especially for ceilings.
The finished building has great sustainability credentials. The timber sequesters carbon and the tightly sealed envelope helps reduce the energy required to heat and cool the house.
Your neighbours will also love you for getting the build finished so quickly and quietly. The loudest noise on site is a power drill.
Big thanks to a great Client, XLam and Surefoot.