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What Is CLS Wood?

Canadian Lumber Standard timber commonly referred to as CLS wood timber became popular in Canada for building strong and durable timber-framed homes. This timber is usually manufactured from kiln-dried fir, pine, or spruce. It is then treated, planed, and finally finished with rounded edges to create accurate and precise tolerances. (more…)

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The Advantages of OSB Board

Why Versatile And Cost-Effective OSB Is Sustainable Too In the past few years, Oriented Strand Board (OSB board) has become a leading product in the global construction trade, taking market share from plywood at phenomenal speed. From an end user’s point of view, the reasons are clear; it’s cost-effective, practical and much more versatile than…

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Advantages of Timber Over Steel & Brick

Benefits of using Timber over Steel and Brick Timber has been a favourite material for hundreds of years for building houses, furniture, as well as a wide variety of other necessary timber products. Today, timber is still the material preferred by many construction companies. (more…)

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What is Cement Particle Board used for?

Cement board is one of the most commonly used construction material today. It is made from sand and cement, and is reinforced by fibreglass mats on both sides. The material is available in 3 × 5-foot and 4 × 8-foot that are either 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch thick. So, what makes cement boards a…

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The Rise of the Plyscraper

How developments in timber processing has led to the arrival of the plyscraper and the greater use of timber for load bearing walls Best Supporting Role: Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, which played a vital part in the development of the Plyscraper and cross-laminated timber buildings. Image by LIeLO (via Shutterstock). Any student of English…

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