Laminated timber for doors, windows and stairs
Published Tuesday 15th May, 2018
Laminated timber materials are becoming increasingly popular amongst construction experts as they utilise all of the incredible advantages of timber with the benefit of some slight performance tweaking.
Strong, reliable and long-lasting – these are three of the key components you get from engineered and laminated timber. The process of creating a superior timber that can be used in windows, doors or stair cases has been used for many years, however it has only been in recent years that we have seen significant improvements with large European joinery companies investing in the equipment to produce laminated or engineered components.
Between the early 80s, 90s and 00s, one of the most used materials for window frames and doors was uPVC. Now we may be biased, but our bias is borne from fact, and uPVC is unfortunately detrimental to the environment due to its toxic chemicals and inability to be recycled, and only has a shelf life of up to 30-years, whilst timber can last up to 60!
Thankfully, because of the above, the tides are changing and people are continuously seeing the benefits of a beautiful engineered timber option for their doors, windows and stairs. A greater sense of elegance, maturity and beauty is exuded through the use of laminated or modified timber – you can never quite shake the plastic look of uPVC.
As well as this, laminated & engineered materials enable timber sections to be created to suit the customer’s manufacturing process making the process highly efficient.
Here at International Timber we hold a vast range of laminated and engineered timber across all of our depots. Below you’ll find links to each which you can click through to and find out which one suits your needs, acts as a solution to these needs, and most closely matches the design of your home. So, which one’s for you?
Laminated stair components
We have 3 different types of laminated stair components:
- Oak laminated – FSC-rated, sourced from Europe
- Softwood knotty edged glued – produced from high quality redwood, laminated across the width, U.K. produced, sanded surface ready for priming
- Softwood clear grade laminated timber – high performance, sourced with FSC/PEFC certification, sold clear of defects, kiln dried
Laminated window components
We also stock four different options of laminated window components sourced internationally:
Laminated door components
And finally, we also supply a wide range of laminated door components including:
Are you converted?
We hope we’ve given you some food for thought regarding laminated and engineered timber for your doors, windows and stairs, and maybe even converted you to a life-long timber user!
If you want to talk to one of our dedicated customer service team about the best type of laminated timber for your build then get in touch and we’ll be able to provide all the materials and expertise you’ll need.