Nail Laminated Timber

NAIL LAMINATED TIMBER (NLT)

Old world technique reborn for modern applications

Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) is a cost-effective alternative to CLT. In contrast to CLT, however, it’s less uniform in appearance and spans in only a single direction. NLT panels deliver a timber aesthetic akin to that of the highly sought after brick-and-beam buildings built in every major North American city between the 1850s-1920s.

 

NLT panels are used for floors and roofs - and sometimes stairwells and elevator cores - where a robust, inexpensive system is required.
Common in low rise commercial and industrial applications, NLT is also well-suited for use in medium height buildings from 3-12 storeys.
Prefabricated panels with sheathing and protective membrane applied in the shop are easy and quick to install onsite any time of year.
Fabrication photos
Assembly photos
Product "in situ" use

Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) characteristics

Stress grade

No. 2 & better or select wood
MSR available for a premium

Service Condition

Dry use

Appearence grades

No. 2 & better or select wood

Species

Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF)
Other species upon request

Number of layers

1

Maximum width

Standard widths are 4 ft. and 8 ft. ( to optimize shipments)
Wider panels available, but require reinforcements during lifting

Lengths

Available in variable lengths up to a maximum of 16ft for non-finger-jointed lumber
Panels longer than 16 ft. will require staggered lumber or finger-jointed lumber