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KLH builds First CLT Building in South Australia

20 June 2017

The Australian developer and builder Morgan & Hansen and joint venture partner FA Mamac will soon finalise the construction of ‘Verde’, South Australia’s first wooden apartment building in Kent Town, Adelaide, designed by Proske Architects. Prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels from KLH Austria were imported, 30 containers in total, and used for the top three floors of the five-storey building. Total timber volume comprised 12,000m².

KLH’s project portfolio in Australia also includes the flagship building ‘Forté’, a 10 storey apartment building at the Docklands in Melbourne, Australia’s first building to be made of CLT, and the tallest CLT apartment building in the world when completed in 2012.

The Austrian company KLH pioneered the manufacture of cross-laminated timber (CLT), which is produced from layers of spruce wood that are arranged crosswise and glued together. This eco-friendly alternative to traditional steel creates dense and dimensionally stable panels which don’t shrink or swell over time and which halve construction time.

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