Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts
- BRANZ-CM-1018-Rev 2
- Revision 2 - 02/12/2022
- Valid from
- Information provider
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- BRANZ Limited
- Information type
- Product Certificate (CodeMark)
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts are glue laminated radiata pine structural timber posts used to support above ground, applied loads.
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts are available in sizes ranging from 88 x 88 mm to 260 x 260 mm and are available in structural grades of PL8 and PL12.
Stock lengths range between 2,400 mm and 7,200 mm with other lengths available by order.
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts are identified by identification tags that contain a detailed product specification stapled to the ends of each individual post.
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts are for use as exterior structural posts subject to structural specific engineering design. Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts can be installed either using proprietary cast-in structural post support brackets or with the posts directly encased in concrete footings below ground.
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts are suitable as structural posts subject to specific engineering design to AS/NZS 1170. Note: Guidance for specific engineering design using Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts is given in the product technical literature- see Section 6 of this Product Certificate.
Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts shall not be dimensionally altered in any way that results in a reduction of structural dimension. Dimensional stability and strength rely on the width and thickness remaining unchanged.
Structural connection details shall be specifically designed. Structural connection details are outside the scope of this Product Certificate.
Steel fixings and fastenings in contact with Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts shall be selected in accordance with Section 4 of NZS 3604.
Where installed directly into concrete below ground, Prolam H5 Glue Laminated Posts shall be encased by a minimum of 100 mm thickness of concrete to all sides, and concrete shall finish at or above finished ground level.
All exposed sections of post must be finished with an exterior grade enamel or acrylic paint system and compatible primer complying with any of Parts 7, 8, 9 or 10 of AS 3730 within 14 days of installation in accordance with the requirements of the Technical Literature.