Cross laminated timber: lighter, quicker, and ecofriendly


Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is an environmentally friendly alternative to concrete or steel in a high-density setting. This pre-fabricated solid timber is also cost effective and versatile in design. Waugh Thistleton is a pioneer in its use, being the architects behind Dalston Lane and Murray Grove. Dalston Lane is the world’s largest development made entirely from CLT, weighing just a fifth of a concrete building. As a result, the building could be made much taller that was ever thought feasible for the Brownfield site. It took just 49 weeks to complete the build at Murray Grove with four carpenters assembling the eight-storey structure in just 27 days; an estimated saving of five months over a notional concrete frame construction.