Prolam PL17 glulam posts are structurally engineered timber elements with high strength, dimensional stability, good load carrying capacity, superior fire resistance, and are manufactured from select quality pine timber.
All 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 PL17 posts are manufactured to the wide range of sizes specified by the Prolam online software program.
Prolam comes standard in a common range of sizes that match standard timber sizes for easy integration, as well as any sized made to order beams. Standard sized Prolam is the cheapest large cross section structural timber in New Zealand, better the cost of large cross section SG17.