Transversal tension reinforcement
for timber components

With certain components, planned transverse tensile stress cannot be avoided. Particularly in the case of curved gable roof beams made of glulam, the low strength of the wood across the grain can quickly be exceeded. Here, reinforcements must be provided to ensure the stability of the component. A proven method are reinforcing elements such as internal pin-shaped or external surface-shaped reinforcements.

Transverse tension reinforcement with
fully threaded screws and threaded rods

An effective possibility for transverse tensile reinforcement are fully threaded screws or pre-drilled, screwed-in threaded rods with wood screw thread. These have proven themselves in practice and are also suitable for the renovation of structural elements subject to transverse tensile stress where cracking has occurred. A basic requirement for reinforcing elements is a continuous bond between the reinforcing element and the wood. In addition, the reinforcement element should have sufficient stiffness to avoid large crack formation.
The basic requirements for reinforcing elements are, on the one hand, a continuous bond between the reinforcing element and the wood, and on the other hand, sufficient stiffness of the reinforcing element to avoid large crack formations. The latest design standards recommend reinforcing components or component areas subject to transverse tensile stress (notches, openings, transverse connections) as a matter of principle.


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With our glued laminated timber (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 wide range of glulam products.

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