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ELEMENT5

is one of only three Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) plants in Canada. Of these plants, our facility in Ripon, QC, can produce the widest format panels, at 12’ in width x 34’ in length.

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 12′-9 1/2″ (3.9m) in width x 35′-5″ (10.8m) in length.  Thickness ranges from 2″ (51mm) to 16″ (406mm).  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, along with a wide selection of hardwood and softwood species to apply as decorative surface layers.

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.

free.CLT

Element5 is North America’s only producer of curved Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) or free.CLT. The product is inherently strong, flexible and adaptable to the most challenging and expressive architectural forms, designed and made to exact precision using 3D design and modelling software.

General Use:

Free form roof and wall panels, pavilion structures, architectural accents.

Specific Applications:

Freeform roofs, pavilions, furniture, sculpture.

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.

LVL

Made with many thin “veneer” layers of wood averaging approximately 3mm thick, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is one of the most versatile mass timber elements, stronger than both CLT and NLT. Occasionally preferred by the discerning buyer as a higher quality, more refined looking product than CLT, it’s costlier and more difficult to machine.

General Use:

Best suited in specialty applications (visual) in medium height buildings from 3-20 storeys, but also well suited to low rise commercial, industrial applications, single family homes and cottages.

Specific Applications:

Floors, walls, roofs, stairs.

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 composite building element, used in commercial, multi-unit residential and single-family applications. They’re made by laminating regularly spaced glulam beams or I-joists between top and bottom nano.CLT and/or macro.CLT panels. In floor applications, this “cassette/sandwich” supports larger spans, making them an ideal alternative to concrete slabs. In addition, their hollow cores allow for insulation, electrical and mechanical systems to be integrated while preserving a timber appearance. In exterior wall applications, CLIPs can be prefabricated as completely finished exterior walls to include insulation, windows & doors, and exterior cladding to facilitate speed of construction and lower cost, to passive house standard.

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.