The Macallan Distillery welcomes whisky enthusiasts from all over the world. The contemporary building combines an undulating wooden roof with glass and steel. Fast, light and green Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is part of the roof, which was fully prefabricated.
The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience in Craigellachie, Speyside in Scotland is a stunning sight. From far above on the hillside, you see five domes, resting under a living meadow roof. As you get closer, the unique undulating wooden roof structure is revealed.
LVL is an essential part of the wooden roof structure, because Kerto LVL Q-panels and S-beams are used as cheeks on both sides of the glulam beams and Q-panels in the roof decks. Kerto LVL S-beams can also be found outside on the service road.
The construction of the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience took only six months. It was a carefully coordinated operation, because the roof contains some 3,600 beams and 2,500 roof panels.