CLOS Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions construction

Developers and construction companies value diverse offsite timber solutions

Offsite manufacturing plant based at Avalon Airport’s industrial precinct delivers offsite timber solutions.

Opened in mid-2019 and situated near Geelong, Cross Laminated Offsite Solutions (CLOS) have established a business and design philosophy of delivering flexible prefabricated solutions (offsite timber solutions) for each project.

Managing Director John Fitzgibbon said he sees CLOS as an opportunity to complement and enhance the existing supply chain for offsite timber solutions.

“I’ve spent a lot of my career working in the tier 1 construction space, particularly working on high rise developments and I see the opportunity to collaborate with other players in the nascent offsite supply chain for timber products. I think there’s a real opportunity to value add, not just for CLT but also across other product types including LVL, Glulam and lightweight MGP.”

Their offsite timber solutions are focused on blending traditional carpentry methods with prefabrication, and to further create innovative offsite timber structural components with the flexibility to meet the construction and architectural needs of that project. 

“We work with the design team to find the right mix of prefabrication for wall and floor systems to ensure a fully coordinated structure can be fabricated and installed on site to maximize efficiency and cost through the construction process.”

It’s a business decision that has seen CLOS engage with many different building typologies; including residential, townhouses, aged-care facilities, low- and mid-rise commercial buildings.

6 Level CLT and Glulam commercial/residential extension in Swan st, Richmond, Melbourne.

CLOS is also a signatory of the GROW Geelong compact and member of the GWYLF. GROW is a joint regional initiative between Give Where You Live Foundation and G21 – Geelong Region Alliance.

GROW Geelong sets out to align the efforts so we can tackle the place-based disadvantage that stems from joblessness and improve the economic and social prosperity of the whole G21 region.

CLOS employs from some of the more disadvantaged regional areas in Geelong.

“We know builders appreciate working with a company that can deliver solutions to clients’ requirements and have the skills to ensure that each project is delivered effectively on site. That’s the kind of comprehensive service we offer,” said Fitzgibbon.

Current projects include

  • 6 Level CLT and Glulam commercial/residential extension in Richmond, Melbourne.
  • Fully complete transportable pod for a Dunkeld property
  • Display pods for Probuild hotel project.
  • Residential extension using CLT and lightweight panelised systems in Northcote and Newtown.
  • 13 townhouses in Belmont using lightweight wall and roof systems.
  • Prefabricated offices to industrial development.
  • CLT and Glulam project in Officer.


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