OUR

PRODUCTS

ELEMENT5

manufactures CLT and Glulam from sustainably sourced SPF lumber. Our new plant in St. Thomas, Ontario, produces CLT panels up to 16m long and 3.5m wide – the widest available panel in Canada. We also manufacture advanced, value-added wall and floor systems made from CLT and Glulam. Read on to learn more!

ELEMENTS

A mass timber

ELEMENT

is a product that is manufactured and engineered as a component of a larger structural system.

macro.CLT

macro.CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) is the most innovative timber product created in the last 150 years. These solid wood panels are made with multiple layers of lumber planks cross-laminated with environmentally friendly adhesives. macro.CLT panels are used for floors, walls and roofs, and their structural potential has served as a catalyst for a worldwide race to construct the world’s tallest wood building. Developed in Austria about 15 years ago, CLT is now sweeping across North America as an environmentally friendly, lower cost, faster form of construction alternative to concrete and steel. Element5 manufactures the widest format panel in North America, at 3.5m (11.48’) in width x 16m (52.5’) in length.  Panel thickness ranges up to a maximum of 380 (15”) mm. Building at this scale dramatically reduces the total number of panels involved in a project, consequently reducing assembly time and cost. macro.CLT walls are available with internal chases for electrical wiring and built-in lintel.

General Use:

Best suited as the structural core for buildings ranging from 1 – 20 storeys.

Specific Applications:

Floors, walls, roofs, elevator shafts, shear walls, stairs.

nano.CLT

nano.CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) are a thin version of macro.CLT, sold in three laminate layers starting at ¾” (19mm) in thickness. Though often used in tandem with macro.CLT to create consistency in appearance between structural CLT elements and decorative interior walls, they have many uses as a more stable, stronger, visually appealing alternative to plywood, 2×6 decking, and stair treads, or as furniture, kitchen and bath cabinetry for example.

General Use:

A panel product with a quality interior finish but with bi directional structural integrity for both structural and non-structural applications.

Specific Applications:

Interior lining for walls, floors and roof assemblies, furniture, stair treads, millwork.

GLULAM

Glued Laminated Timber or Glulam, is a high specification engineered timber element. Its dimensional stability allows it to be used as both a column or a beam, in straight or curved form. Sections can be tapered, double tapered, lathed or faceted depending on the aesthetic preference or structural requirement. Members can be made to virtually any dimension, constrained only by the limitations imposed by transportation. Made in a controlled factory environment by laminating individually graded, finger jointed lengths of dimensional lumber, members are generally and consistently of high quality with fine finishes.

General Use:

Universal applications from residential to industrial buildings. Well suited to both interior and exterior use.

Specific Applications:

Column, beam, rafter, purlin, brace – in straight or curved sections.

NLT

Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) is a cost-effective alternative to CLT and provides an aesthetic reminiscent of the Brick and Beam Buildings of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver built between the 1850’s-1920’s which are highly sought after. In contrast to CLT, however, it’s less uniform in appearance and spans in only a single direction. Assembled in combination with plywood, it forms a diaphragm but with less strength than CLT and CLIPs.

General Use:

Best suited as the floor structure for medium height buildings from 3-20 storeys but also well suited to low rise commercial and industrial applications.

Specific Applications:

Floors and roofs, typically in combination with plywood sheathing where a robust, inexpensive floor system is required.

COMPONENTS

A mass timber

COMPONENT

is a product that is made up of 2 or more mass timber element. Mass timber components are considered miniature structural systems themselves and are part of a larger structural system.

COMPONENTS

A mass timber

COMPONENT

is a product that is made up of 2 or more mass timber element. Mass timber components are considered miniature structural systems themselves and are part of a larger structural system.

CLIPs

Cross-Laminated Insulated Panels (CLIPs) are a cost-effective, customizable, complete building envelope solution made from CLT. CLIPs are prefabricated off-site in a controlled factory environment and add value to projects by shortening overall construction timelines, facilitating rapid building enclosure, and increasing both the quality and energy performance of the building envelope. CLIPs can be structural or non-structural and are built to varying degrees of completion in the factory where windows, doors and cladding can all be pre-installed. CLIPs are typically made with wood fibre or EPS insulation, but mineral fibre insulation is also used, particularly for tall buildings. The maximum panel size is 3.5m x 6m which is optimized for highway transportation.

General Use:

Best suited as the structural core and exterior walls for medium rise buildings from 3-20 storeys, but also well suited to low rise commercial and industrial applications.

Specific Applications:

Best suited as floor, exterior wall or roof panels, with integrated insulation, mechanical and electrical systems.