Temporary weather protection
for multi-storey X-LAM buildings

In order to protect multi-storey buildings made of cross laminated timber from excessive moisture effects during the construction period, temporary weather protection is applied. A distinction is made here between horizontal and vertical weather protection.

Horizontal shake protection

For comprehensive weather protection of multi-storey buildings made of cross laminated timber, diffusible, robust and non-slip membranes are usually used. Rain is drained away superficially instead of being absorbed into the wood, but the existing wood moisture can still evaporate. If possible, the membranes are glued on at the factory to ensure protection against the weather during transport, and are overlapped at the construction site to form a sealed surface. The product usually remains on the top of the ceiling so that the following trades can build on it.

Vertical weather protection

For vertical weather protection, fleeces can be hung in front of the façade. These are also diffusible and prevent rain from entering the building.


Temporary weather protection is an important protective mechanism during the construction period of multi-storey buildings made of cross laminated timber. The use of diffusible, robust and non-slip membranes for horizontal protection and fleeces for vertical protection ensures effective protection against the effects of moisture.


X-LAM 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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