Brettstapel / Dowellam

Brettstapel / Dowellam

Brettstapel / Dowellam is a construction technique more commonly used in alpine Europe to produce solid timber panels.  The panels are fabricated from layers of softwood timber that are sandwiched together  with hardwood timber dowels.  This relatively simple method of construction does not use glues or nails and can be used to make beautiful, low carbon, healthy buildings that are quick and easy to build.

As the above film illustrates, MAKAR have been manufacturing prototypes of this system using Scottish timber to test the potential of Scottish dowellam as a viable construction method.