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HASSLACHER glued laminated timber with high degree of prefabrication

Glued laminated timber prefabrication

As a one-stop shop for modern timber construction, the HASSLACHER Group offers a wide product range. HASSLACHER Group has become the world's leading glued laminated timber manufacturer, especially when it comes to special components. At its four sites in Austria and Germany, the HASSLACHER Group produces more than 400,000 m3 of glued laminated timber per year, all of which can be post-processed by means of CNC or equipped with built-in or glued-in steel elements or undergo surface refinement. In addition, the product offerings includes, but are not limited to, glued solid timber, cross laminated timber and structural finger jointed solid timber, making the HASSLACHER Group a true one-stop shop for modern timber construction.

CNC post-processing as standard

Every single one of the HASSLACHER Group's four glued laminated timber plants is equipped with CNC controlled post-processing systems that can meet almost any processing need with high precision and fast throughput, thereby being cost-efficient. Thanks to glued laminated timber and highly precise post-processing systems even complex corner connections in log cabins are feasible – in production at the plant as well as in terms of assembly at the construction site.

Pre-assembly in the plant saves money

Pre-assembling steel elements in the plant is becoming standard. In post-processing, screw connections can be marked beforehand, determining the precise final position of every connector. What’s important is that the plans use as few different screw types as possible. After all: Less parts mean more process safety. On customer request, the HASSLACHER Group's plants are able to glue in steel elements.

Prefabrication reduces handling damage

Typically, the more times a product is handles, the more likely there will be wear and tear on the product. Post-processing at the construction site or affixing applying surface refinement systems at the workshop – significantly decreases the risk of damage. These most often unforeseen additional costs can be reduced by increasing the degree of prefabrication. Additionally, every type of prefabrication at the plant can be performed under controlled conditions, while the process can be monitored using previously defined quality assurance measures.

Shell EV Hub Fulham

Fulham | London | Great Britain

The market share of vehicles with electric drives is steadily increasing worldwide. Therefore, a conventional Shell petrol station in the London borough of Fulham has been transformed into a so-called "EV Hub", a charging station for electric vehicles. The "EV Hub" is the first of its kind in the UK and has 10 high-performance, undercover charging points.

For the canopy, 50 m³ of weather-resistant larch glued laminated timber and around 60 m² of cross laminated timber were used. The larger of the two roofs house 7 vehicles and measures 22 m in length. The smaller, opposite roof construction houses 3 vehicles and measures around 10 m in length. Photovoltaic (PV) panels are mounted on the two roofs, which cantilever out about 7 m, ensuring that the charging process is powered exclusively by renewable energy. At the base points, the glulam supports were anchored by means of stainless-steel slotted plates concreted into the ground. The system is braced by the cross laminated timber panels. The entire timber construction was assembled in just a few days, as the individual frames were already prefabricated in the factory and transported to the construction site in their entirety. This ensured efficient assembly on site. The official opening took place on 13 January 2022.

Data & Facts

Location
Fulham, London, Great Britain

Customer
Shell

Architect
Bowman Riley

Builder
Artelia Projects UK Ltd

Year of construction
2021

Products used
50 m³ glued laminated timber and 60 m² cross laminated timber in Larch and Spruce

ocations of the HASSLACHER Group
HASSLACHER Holzbauteile GmbH & Co. KG
NORITEC Holzindustrie GmbH

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