Prolam PLX20® Glulam Beams

The Prolam PLX20® is an innovative Structural laminated beam becoming the ideal choice for Garage Door lintels being the highest strength beam in the Prolam Range. Manufactured using Pine radiata with steel inserted into top and bottom laminates to increase strength and spanning Capabilities.

PLX20 Video

Product Details

Code: PLX20-250100 & PLX20-300100

Sizes: 240x90 & 290x90

Lengths: 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.8m, 5.4m, 6.0m

Precamber (mm) = Length (mm)/600

Treatment: H1.2 

Grade: Non-Visual

Applications: Lintels and Rafters

Key Features and Benefits

• Light weight

• Labour Savings – quicker to install

• Span further with smaller member

• Competitively priced

• Easy to Specify using Prolam Specifier.

Timber used for laminating is carefully selected for production and graded according to strict Prowood specifications. All timber stock is kiln dried, to 13% average moisture content, to ensure efficient bonding in the gluing operations. 

The laminations are machine finger jointed if required, with glue being cured by state of the art European press systems and controlled temperature. Prolam PLX20 Glulam products are available in non-visual utility grades. 

It is the responsibility of the designer to establish hold down fixing’s accordance with NZS3604:2012 or an alternative fixing solution.

Check out our short video on how to Specify PLX20® using the Prolam Specifier.

Check our FAQ laminated beams page here.

Features & Benefits

Cost Effectiveness

High weight-to-strength ratio of Prolam allows for maximum loads over large spans with the smallest possible end sections.

Product Quality

Prolam manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 1328 Glue Laminated Structural Timber standard.

Fire Safety

Extensive fire test data shows that Prolam beams maintain structural load support for measurable periods of time in fire situations.

Design Flexibility

Prolam can be curved to virtually any radii without loss of strength and manufactured specifically to the designer’s needs.

Renewable Resource

Made from renewable New Zealand plantation timber, Prolam uses14 times less energy to produce compared to the equivalent steel beam.

Chemical Resistance

Prolam works well in harsh environments as it does not rust and the glues used are service class 3 certified.

Why Choose Prolam

Engineered Structural Timber Solutions

Specify with certainty