Manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber in russia: myths

In recent years, the demand for glued timber from oak, pine and larch has increased significantly, because it began to be used in almost all areas of construction. Experienced developers have their own secret rating of manufacturers of glued laminated timber, but ordinary citizens do not have such information, and therefore, they face the problem of choice.

That is why we decided to present to your attention useful information that will help to understand many nuances.

The house from a bar - beauty and durability

Glue - all head

A very important aspect that reflects the quality of this material is the adhesive base. That is why we talk about it. Most Russian and foreign manufacturers use the same technology.

According to experts, the main technical characteristics of the timber (strength, frost resistance, etc.) depend on the glue by 50%.

Today three compositions are actively used:

  • Polyurethane. This variety is the most economical. In connection with not the best technical characteristics, it loses its position every year.
Only high-quality glue can provide a reliable set of layers. Therefore, before buying, ask the seller what composition was applied
  • Melamineовый. Единственный серьезный недостаток этого вида – высокое содержание формальдегида. В этой связи, если вы страдаете какими-либо заболеваниями дыхательных путей, использовать его нежелательно.
  • Isoacetate. Of course, only the responsible manufacturer of glued laminated wood uses such glue. It has the best performance, besides completely harmless to humans.

Now let's analyze the most popular adhesive compositions in our country according to the main characteristics.

Variety EPI Быстрый EPI Dynea Melamine
Approved for use in this area

-

-

+

+

Toluene content

+

+

-

-

Formaldehyde content

-

-

-

+

Duration of pressing, min

45

45

30

75

WATT 91 certificate

+

+

+

+

Обратите внимание! Львиная доля производителей в нашей стране применяют EPI клей, даже несмотря на то, что его использование в данной сфере запрещено. Приобретая изделие от иностранного производителя, можно быть уверенным в том, что данный состав не был использован.

Let's talk about the cost

Undoubtedly, at present one of the main aspects when choosing a product is its price. Therefore, it is reasonable to talk about this in more detail.

Main varieties

Main components

Studying the market offers, one can notice that the cost of glued laminated timber can vary greatly. In this regard, many people will want to know what it depends on.

So, it consists of the following components:

  • Type of glued composition. As explained earlier, the quality of the product depends on this aspect. Samples using more advanced varieties will cost significantly more.
  • Wood grade. This aspect greatly influences the operational period of the material. In addition, environmental friendliness depends on it. Naturally, oak timber will be much more expensive than larch.
  • Additional costs (delivery, salary, advertising, etc.).
  • Season. In winter, for obvious reasons, much less construction. In this regard, during this period, most building materials are sold at discounted prices.
  • The cross-sectional area of ​​the timber. From this aspect depends on the strength of the material. As stated in the instructions, for massive structures should use the thickest samples, because otherwise the strength of the structure will be in question.

Market offers

Now for sure you want to know the specific numbers. Having studied the offers from the largest manufacturers of the central part of our country, we presented them in the form of a visual table.

In this photo you can see the interior of the house of this material without finishing. As you can see, its natural structure does not require any additional decor.
Manufacturer The cost of one cubic meter in thousand rubles

10x15

15x15

15x20

20х20

"Northern hut"

23-23,8

23,5-24

23,9-24,5

24-24,5

"Russian West"

22,5-23

23,8-24,3

23,8-24,3

24,5-25

SPP Salyut

23-23,5

23,5-23,8

23,8-24,3

24-24,5

«Stezha»

23-23,8

23,5-24

23,6-24,1

24-24,5

"Northern Forest"

23,5-24

23,8-24,5

23,9-24,8

24,5-25

"Stroy - Invest"

23-23,5

23,6-24

23,9-24,5

24,8-25,2

Tip: as you can see from the table, there is no manufacturer who would have the lowest prices for all types of timber. Therefore, when buying mixed products, it is better to purchase certain varieties from different manufacturers.

Take time mythology

Recently, various myths have come into being that relate to this material. Therefore, below we consider the most popular of them and analyze how true they are.

Poor environmental friendliness

Visual scheme of production of timber. She once again emphasizes its environmental friendliness.

This opinion appeared due to the fact that people consider glue to be a toxic material. Of course, in most cases, this idea is absolutely true, but in this path there was a place for exclusion.

Any honest manufacturer of laminated timber houses uses only environmentally friendly adhesive compounds (we talked about them earlier). Such products have the first class of safety, because they are completely odorless and are not burdened by any toxic fumes.

The main ingredient of such formulations is cellulose. Thus, they are completely safe, even for children.

Lack of reliability

Probably, this opinion was born in the minds of the most skeptical citizens. It is worth saying that the manufacture of glued laminated timber resembles the creation of a puff pie:

  • Carefully processed refractory and antiseptic compositions of the board is dried and connected to each other.
  • When the glue grabs, the resulting blanks are sanded and profiled.
  • These "bricks" are cut and sent for sale.
For massive structures is required to create a power frame

The result is a very durable and reliable material. Its technical characteristics are much higher than those of ordinary wood. At the same time a log house from a timber shrinks the building no more than 2%.

High cost

Of course, if we compare with the untreated wood, then this trend is taking place. However, if to compare with, for example, a brick, then it results in an absolute fallacy.

Also, do not forget about the fact that glued laminated timber does not need additional finishing. In addition, it is easy to install with your own hands, which will significantly reduce construction costs.

Fire hazard

Perhaps there is much more truth here than in the previous aspects. Naturally, wood materials are more susceptible to fire than, for example, brick or concrete. However, there are some nuances.

If we are talking about an open fire, then undoubtedly, the timber will lose, because, despite the fire-resistant coating, it will start to burn. However, as a rule, most serious fires are associated with ignited wiring, because open fire can be easily extinguished with water. If the wiring caught fire, then regardless of the material from which the house is made, the consequences will be serious.

Bad heat resistance

Comparison of this material with a rounded log relative to heat loss

Few people know that a tree has a heat conductivity 6 times lower than that of a brick. Consequently, 10 cm of this wall can replace 60 cm of brick.

Some important tips to save

It is hard to imagine a person who would not want to save on the purchase of a product.

Therefore, we decided to present to your attention a few tips that will help you with this.

  • Try to buy in bulk. All the best manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber make discounts on large purchases. You can, for example, be grouped with several other developers to order a large quantity of goods.
  • Take your time with the purchase. Check out the prices in the neighboring cities. It often happens that it is beneficial to place an order in another region.
  • Remember that manufacturers of laminated timber houses have either their own production or suppliers offering discounts. Therefore, ordering a house on a turnkey basis will cost you less in this case.
Remember the excellent energy-saving properties of wood
  • For summer houses it is not necessary to buy a large section beam. Such products are needed exclusively for year-round use.
  • Remember that the main raw material for this material is wood. As a result, buying samples from cheaper types of wood can be saved. However, such a measure may affect quality.

Conclusion

That's all, our story came to its logical conclusion. However, if you do not understand something, then there is absolutely no reason for frustration. In the presented video in this article you will find additional information on this topic, which will be able to give answers to all questions.

Add a comment