CLT Handbook

what is clt
what is clt

CLT Handbook

Date Published

26 October 2022

Document Type


what is clt

Welcome to the UK online edition of the Swedish Wood CLT Handbook, which has been updated and revised for the UK market in collaboration with Arup, Swedish suppliers of cross-laminated timber, Timber Development UK and the industry body Swedish Wood.

The aim of the CLT Handbook is to help structural engineers and architects to design structures using cross-laminated timber (CLT). The handbook describes CLT as a construction material, as well as methods of design.


Key Information

Expand on CLT knowledge with the publication of “Moisture-proof CLT construction without a full temporary shelter“. It provides guidance on how to handle CLT elements when building without a full shelter. It is intended to help project planners and builders achieve an industrial and dampproof CLT build.


Case studies

The Kings Place development at King’s Cross is an unusual combination of arts centre and office building and incorporates the first new public concert hall built in London since the Barbican was completed in 1982.

On Tiree, as on other Hebridean islands, the traditional dwelling is the ‘black house’, a small, usually single storey dwelling of white painted rubble walls with a steeply pitched roof of thatch, slate or tarred bitumen.