This wooden house in Umbria is not just ecological, earthquake-resistant and energy-efficient. It is also very quick to build. We are only on Day 3 now and the vertical X-LAM panels are almost all in place, showing the final shell of the building. It is amazing to see how all the pieces fit together, like a giant lego construction. X-LAM is a structural timber two-way spanning panel that can be used to form walls panels, floor panels and shear walls. It is produced by laminating 3, 5 or 7 layers of finger jointed timber panels to each other using a formaldehyde free adhesive with each layer being orientated 90 degrees to the adjacent layers. Here we are using X-LAM panels in Spruce (“Picea Abies”) in 3 layers totaling 100mm.(30-40-30) The thickness and number of laminations is dependent on a number of different factors such as the loading conditions, span and required fire performance.

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