ProLam is Australia’s leading Merbau timber product range providing accredited certified Merbau in a range of structural and decorative sizes.
USING MERBAU, ONE OF THE TOUGHEST BUILDING MATERIALS AVAILABLE
ProLam has been designed to give you the ultimate in strength, durability and great looks. Merbau (Kwila) is a natural reddish-brown colour which can be clear coated or painted depending on your needs.Using Finger Jointed Glue Lamination methods perfected over 50 years, ProLam is produced to create spans that only Glue Laminated products can achieve. The adhesive systems used are all service class 3 for external above ground applications giving excellent bond strength that you can count on.
ProLam products feature increased strength due to the laminating process - glulam is stronger than solid timber as it has fewer natural defects and a wider distribution. It is also comparable to steel in strength but is much lighter. The adhesive used in the laminating process is Phenol Rescorcinol Formaldehyde and is considered the industry standard for structural engineered wood applications. A high degree of dimensional stability is also provided as glulam Merbau is manufactured from seasoned timber and is therefore less prone to movement caused by changes in moisture content. It is recommended however that the timber is coated. Accredited span tables are also available for applications such as Verandah & Roof Beams, Rafters, Floor Joists & Posts.