About BauBuche

BauBuche is a laminated veneer lumber made from locally sourced beech manufactured exclusively by Pollmeier. BauBuche is produced in a completely new, yet highly economical process. Peeled veneer layers of 3mm in thickness are parallel- or cross-laminated and turned into beams, boards, panels and flooring elements.

With its exceptionally high strength BauBuche allows structures with significantly slimmer dimensions, compared to softwood materials. The high surface quality makes BauBuche ideally suited for visible construction elements. And the cost-efficient manufacturing technology places structures using BauBuche at the same price level as conventional softwood structures.

About BauBuche:

  • Extremely versatile
  • High load-bearing capacity combined with slim dimensions
  • Suitable for large spans
  • Exceptional surface quality
  • Locally sourced raw material
  • Pollmeier BauBuche Produkt Übersicht
  • Visualisierung eines Büros - BauBuche wurde für den konstruktiven Holzbau, den Innenausbau und als Fußboden verwendet
  • Visualisierung einer Fachwerkhalle, geplant aus BauBuche Träger GL70
Pollmeier BauBuche Produkt Übersicht
Visualisierung eines Büros - BauBuche wurde für den konstruktiven Holzbau, den Innenausbau und als Fußboden verwendet
Visualisierung einer Fachwerkhalle, geplant aus BauBuche Träger GL70
  • Advantages of BauBuche in detail

    • BauBuche can be used for a variety of applications in timber construction, interior design, furniture and flooring.
    • The load-bearing capacity of BauBuche reduces dimensions and cross-sections in timber construction – that means more space and lower material consumption.
    • BauBuche is suitable for large spans.
    • BauBuche has a wide range of applications – from the smallest component to 18-metre long boards and beams.
    • BauBuche creates new possibilities for laminated veneer lumber with top-quality aesthetics and unmatched strength.
    • BauBuche is distinguished by its precise 3.0 mm veneer layer composition and exceptional surface quality.
    • BauBuche is as easy to use as solid wood, and is ideal for visible construction elements.
    • BauBuche saves on connectors, and thus reduces costs, due to its high density and homogeneity.
    • BauBuche is price-competitive through efficient manufacturing and economical use of materials.
    • BauBuche uses local raw materials from sustainable forests with PEFC certification.
    • BauBuche is good for the environment and good for people because the trees from which it is obtained produce oxygen and store CO2.
    • By applying precision technology, BauBuche preserves the morphology and strength of the natural wood.
  • Why choose BauBuche?

    Beech is a hardwood in plentiful supply from sustainable forestry in central Europe. It has outstanding technical properties, e.g. much greater load-bearing strength than softwood, so it made perfect sense to utilise this resource in timber construction.

    However, the conventional method of converting beechwood into a building material, e.g. in the form of glued laminated timber (glulam) proved too expensive due to the higher cost of cutting and the longer drying time. BauBuche is less expensive to make, so the cost of construction with BauBuche is equivalent to conventional softwood products.


    Production of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), in particular, ensures efficient utilisation of the raw material and permits a high degree of automation with modern technology.
     The key difference between BauBuche and other laminated veneer lumber products is the type of wood. The use of beech gives considerably higher strength than with any other LVL products, a superior surface quality and the more elegant hardwood look. Unlike plywood, BauBuche is designed specifically for use in timber construction. The veneers are therefore predominantly aligned parallel to the grain so as to give a main load-bearing direction. Laminated veneer lumber with approx. 20% cross-layers is also produced to give greater transverse strength. Another difference from plywood is that laminated veneer lumber is supplied in much larger sizes.


    At present Pollmeier is the only producer of beech laminated veneer lumber worldwide. The beechwood round timber is sourced exclusively from sustainably managed forests, and mainly purchased from within a 150 km radius of the Pollmeier plant. The veneers are produced on our own peeling machine in Creuzburg.

  • BauBuche production

    Gründer und geschäftsführender Gesellschafter Ralf Pollmeier

    Wood as a building material has recently been experiencing a well-deserved revival. Its versatility as a material has long been known but its significance as a renewable resource has only been re-discovered in recent years.

    Until now almost exclusively softwoods were used in timber construction. To process hardwoods as building material used to be too complicated and too expensive.
    At Pollmeier, we have changed that. With the aid of applied science we were able to develop a completely new process technology, which allows us to economically produce top-quality laminated veneer lumber from Euro­pean beech for structural applications. We call it “BauBuche” and we use only raw materials from local and sustainably managed forests in its production.

    The tree is rotary peeled in one of the most modern production facilities in Europe and transformed into a high-tech material with hardly any loss in value of the material. This is carried out in only one production line. BauBuche includes boards and beams for structural timber construction as well as panels for furniture and interior design.

    With its exceptionally high strength BauBuche allows structures with significantly slimmer dimensions, compared to softwood materials. The high surface quality makes BauBuche ideally suited for visible construction elements. And the cost-efficient manufacturing technology places structures using BauBuche at the same price level as conventional softwood structures.

    Sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and cost-efficiency come together beautifully in BauBuche.

    Ralf Pollmeier

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  • Comparison with other materials

    Bending strength, density, and modulus of elasticity of BauBuche
    laminated veneer lumber in comparison with other materials.

    characteristic

    bending strength

    characteristic

    density

    modulus of

    elasticity

     
    N/mm2 kg/m3 N/mm2  
    70 730 16.800 BauBuche
    48 480 13.800 Laminated Veneer Lumber from spruce
    24 470 11.600 Glulam from spruce (GL24h)
    120 2.700 70.000 Aluminium
    235 7.850 210.000 Steel (S235)

     

  • Tender texts

    BauBuche S Board
    Beech laminated veneer lumber with exclusively longitudinal veneers, surfaces sanded with 80 grit, top surface with high-quality exposed finish, bottom surface with hidden quality, saw-cut at the edge, bonded with phenolic resin adhesive, light-coloured scarf joint on one side, thickness tolerance +/- 1mm, conforming to the manufacturer's declaration of performance.
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    BauBuche Q Board
    Beech laminated veneer lumber with approx. 15% crosswise veneers, surfaces sanded with 80 grit, top surface with high-quality exposed finish, bottom surface with hidden quality, saw-cut at the edge, bonded with phenolic resin adhesive, light-coloured scarf joint on one side, thickness tolerance +/- 1mm, conforming to the manufacturer's declaration of performance.
    Thickness:  mm
    Width:  mm
    Length:  mm
    Quantity:  pcs

     

    BauBuche S Beam
    Beech laminated veneer lumber with exclusively longitudinal veneers, surfaces sanded with 80 grit, top surface with high-quality exposed finish, bottom surface with hidden quality, fine saw-cut and chamfered edges, bonded with phenolic resin adhesive, light-coloured scarf joint on one side, thickness tolerance +/- 1mm, conforming to the manufacturer's declaration of performance.
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    Width:  mm
    Length:  mm
    Quantity:  pcs

     

    BauBuche GL70 Beam
    Glued laminated timber made of beech laminated veneer timber, bonded with phenolic resin adhesive, with exclusively longitudinal veneers, surfaces and edges sanded with 80 grit, edges chamfered, light-coloured scarf joint on two sides, conforming to the national technical approval no. Z-9.1-837.
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    BauBuche Panel
    Board made from beech laminated veneer lumber, bonded with phenolic resin adhesive, with vertical veneers, surfaces with "line look" and dark joints; natural defects restored with filler, surfaces sanded with 80 grit, edges sharp-edged.
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    Width:   mm
    Length:   mm
    Quantity:   pcs

  • BauBuche references

  • Contact

    Contact for architects, engineers and commercial builders:

    Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG Sales Office München

    +49 (0) 89 6933925-0
    baubuche@pollmeier.com

    Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG Sales Office München

    Contact for trading:

    Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG

    +49 - 36926 945-0
    info@pollmeier.com

    Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG