Glulam Beams, Panels

Made in Canada by Canadians for Canadians 

  • Glulam Rafters 

  • Glulam Purlins

  • Glulam Headers​

  • Panelized walls

 Guardian provides design assist, manufacturing, fabrication of Glulam and the steel elements.​

Safe, Sound, Solid durable construction that is aesthetically pleasing and locally sourced.

Guardian is focused on providing the necessary prefab elements to help Design Builders,

 

Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Owners realize the benefits of using Glulam and Panelized 

wall systems to deliver the project on time and budget.

Glulam (laminated beams) is the natural alternative to steel or concrete.

 

Glulam is a natural structural material that is economical, strong, and attractive looking.

Glulam is made by gluing together, under pressure laminates of timber that have been accurately planed. The resulting product is strong, stable, and corrosion proof with significant advantages over structural steel and concrete.


Glulam is made with wood from sustainable forests.

EXAMPLES OF STAND ALONE BUILDINGS GLULAM CONFIGURATIONS

EXAMPLE ONE NOTED ABOVE

Three part trusses are usually carried out as a truss made with rafters of straight glulam elements and ceiling joists of either glulam or steel. They are used for spans where trusses made of ordinary timber are not enough. A frame with a three part truss gives free spans and full freedom in the disposition of interior and inside constructions. This flexibility can be very valuable if the function of the building would change later on. The assembly requires mobile crane. Common roof angel is 14-30 degrees. A suitable building width is about 15-30 meters.

EXAMPLE TWO NOTED ABOVE

Three part trusses with tensioning support underneath are carried out as a truss with rafters of straight glulam elements and ceiling joists of either glulam or steel. This type of truss offers free spans and full freedom in the disposition of the area.  The assembly requires mobile crane. Common roof angel is 14-20 degrees. A suitable building width is about 30-70 meters.

EXAMPLE THREE NOTED ABOVE

The glulam frame consists in its easiest and most commonly form of freely installed double supported beams on columns. The column and beam system is easy to assemble and requires no particular experience of construction work. An ordinary loader is usually enough to lift the construction elements in place. A suitable building width is about 15-35 meters

EXAMPLE FOUR NOTED ABOVE

Three part trusses with tensioning support underneath are carried out as a truss with rafters of straight glulam elements and ceiling joists of either glulam or steel. This type of truss offers free spans and full freedom in the disposition of the area.  The assembly requires mobile crane. Common roof angel is 14-20 degrees. A suitable building width is about 30-70 meters.

EXAMPLE FIVE NOTED ABOVE

offers a free span with the possibility of great variation of opportunities. An example is to make a part of the frame thermally insulated and let the remaining part be cold. This can be useful in for instance machine halls with a workshop part. A suitable building width is about 10-30 meters

EXAMPLE SIX NOTED ABOVE

An uncomplicated and easy assembled frame, usually with a span width up to 24 meters. Roof angle 3-6 degrees. A suitable building width is about 10-25 meters.

EXAMPLE SEVEN NOTED ABOVE

A truss beam is a system of trusses connected in ties into a bearing construction. Wooden truss beams are usually used as freely installed double supported beams. A glulam truss beam is an aesthetic appealing construction with advantages in the installation of the ventilation through the roof frame for example, and it also offers many options of roof angles. A suitable building width is about 20 meters and wider.

EXAMPLE EIGHT NOTED ABOVE

A natural choice when looking for large span widths up to 60 meters with a few number of supporting columns. Suitable roof angel is 3-7 degrees. As an alternative to the added beam in the center section, a truss beam can be used to ease the installing of ventilation for example.

EXAMPLE NINE NOTED ABOVE

The construction is directly stabilized by the frame against wind towards the long side. The solution is traditional and well tested in agriculture. From optimized dimensions a price effective frame relatively easy to install is received. Roof angel 25-45 degrees. A suitable building width is about 12-25 meters.

EXAMPLE TEN NOTED ABOVE

Frame type suitable for commercial buildings, sports halls and smaller horseback riding facilities for example. With rigid fixed corners created with forging plates in the connection between the column and the beam makes the construction open and free from supporting columns. With internal rafters between the frames it is possible to use sandwich panels as a roof solution for example. A suitable building width is about 16-30 meters.

Contact: 

crawford@guardianstructures.ca                519-831-9989

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