DERIX Production Hall

DERIX Production Hall

DERIX Production Hall

DERIX Production Hall

X-LAM production hall
made of wood

With the construction of our X-LAM production hall at the Westerkappeln site, we have significantly increased our production capacities. The 300 meter long and 50 meter wide hall has a floor area of approx. 15,000 m². Its roof structure is made entirely of wood and was constructed as a three-hinged frame structure that was cantilevered – i.e. completely without intermediate supports.

DERIX production hall
at a glance

Cantilever frame construction
for more surface area

For our X-LAM production hall in Westerkappeln, we manufactured a self-supporting three-hinged frame construction over more than 48 metres. In one fire section the construction covers 15,000 m2. The bending-resistant joining of the glulam beams in the eaves area was carried out by means of general finger jointing via a core. This cantilevered wooden construction allows the entire area of the hall to be used without restrictions.
Building project Production hall in Westerkappeln, Industriestraße 24, 49492 Westerkappeln
Wooden constructions Glulam, three-hinged frame
Construction time August 2018 – April 2019
Usable area approx. 15,000 m2
Volume of the wooden components 1,800 m3
Stored CO2 in the construction 1,366.20 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 1,639.44 tCO2
Regrowth speed in german forests 54 minutes
Building owner DERIX-Group
Architects Planungsgruppe Mesum, D-Mesum
Engineering office Brüninghoff GmbH & Co. KG, D-Heiden,
Factory planning, production and delivery of glulam elements DERIX-Group

X-LAM production hall

The advantages of wood
at the hall construction Westerkappeln

The timber construction allows larger spans than other building materials. The three-hinged frame construction made it possible to create a production area of almost 50 x 300 m2 without the use of internal supports. This offers great advantages for the installation of the production plant.

for reference

Dach und Holzbau: Red trusses with high span

April 2019 • Mareike Wand-Quassowski

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Dach und Holzbau: Fast and precise

April 2021 • Wolfgang Hägele

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Individual glulam

With our glulam, individual constructions can be built, because we produce the components in almost any shape and size – entirely according to your wishes. The kiln-dried wooden boards are joined together by finger-jointing to form long lamellas. Discover our diverse range of glulam.

Solid and versatile element construction

Whether roof, ceiling or wall – X-LAM can be used in a variety of ways. Our X-LAM element construction gives you great freedom in building design. The flexibly usable elements made of cross laminated timber are custom-made for you and can be assembled quickly and easily.

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