L&G opts for steel and concrete for apartment building programme13 January 2020
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) home manufacturer Legal & General (L&G) has decided to use steel and concrete for its multi-storey apartments construction programme.
The move, confirmed in a statement issued by L&G, follows years of heavy investment in a 550,000ft2 CLT factory near Leeds, though the company will continue to produce low-rise CLT houses from the plant.
TTJ contacted L&G for comment as to whether the move was related to the post-Grenfell changes to building regulations which prohibited combustible materials being used in wall structures in residential units over 18m high. But a statement issued did not expressly confirm this as the reason.
“As we design each product we evaluate the various material systems available and choose the system that performs best for the customer requirements, design type and regulatory requirements,” it said.
More details in the January 2020 issue of TTJ.