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USING MERBAU, ONE OF THE TOUGHEST BUILDING MATERIALS AVAILABLE
Finger joint and laminating technology allows Prolam to have application spans greater than traditionally offered. This is achieved through utilising service class 3 adhesive systems for external above ground applications and the naturally high timber density of Merbau (850kg/m3).
Merbau was chosen to allow ProLam to have natural resistance to termites plus it seasons well with kiln or air-drying, resulting in durable posts and beams with very little dimensional movement.
ProLam is manufactured to the highest of standards and exceeds the compliance requirements of the GLTAA (Glued Laminated Timber Association of Australia). Each and every post and beam conforms to Australian & New Zealand Standard 1328 (AS/NZS 1328) and is identifiable by a label with the GLTAA logo, giving confidence you are purchasing the genuine article.
MERBAU IS A NATURAL PRODUCT
Merbau like all timbers will react to climatic changes during its service life. We attempt to minimise the effect these changes may have on the appearance of the product but resin bleed, raised grain or uneven swelling may occur from an ever changing environment.
To reduce the risks we recommend the use of protective finishes to enhance the appearance and improve the service life of the product. Protective finishes may prolong the service life of finger jointed and laminated Merbau products by limiting the effects UV light has on the product, reducing moisture ingress and aiding with the dimensional stability of the product.*