While short-term weather exposure will not unduly affect its performance, long-term exposure will require preservative treatment and finishing with a protective coating. It is also used in construction and packaging. We use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience on our website. The complex technological process results in a homogenous material with unique performance. Consultation launched on changes to the Architects Act. LVL is a renewable, carbon-neutral alternative to traditional construction materials that can have large environmental footprints. Before being laminated, the veneers are dried and then oriented in the same direction. Our stock profile generally is one length of 12000mm. Kerto® LVL's light weight is of great advantage in repair and renovation work. JJSLVL-Beam is a natural choice for highly loaded beans, whereas JJSLVL-Rim is the most cost-effective solution for rim material in timber frame structures. In addition to the Kerto, Spruce Plywood, Birch Plywood, sawn timber and Finnjoist products which are available to purchase globally, Metsä Wood UK produces a wide range of products for interior and exterior use, available exclusively in the UK. 45mm / 90mm TruLam® Laminated Veneered Lumber LVL is a structural engineered wood product with outstanding strength properties. Alternatively, contact our Timber Systems Division team directly, individual contact details can be found in our Contacts section.Main Tel: 01309 671 111. Its high tensile strength relative to sawn timber means it is also commonly used for trusses. A key factor in the move to carbon neutrality. You can find out about our cookies and how to disable cookies in our Privacy Policy. Birch plywood is characterised by excellent strength and stiffness properties, and therefore it performs very well in applications demanding high strength and rigidity. There are wide ranging size capabilities and enquiries are invited. Our close relationship with Stora Enso provides James Jones & Sons Ltd with the confidence to offer a full range of LVL grades and billet sizes. It is manufactured by bonding rotary peeled or wood veneers that have been sliced thinly under heatand pressure. Kerto LVL delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure. Best products from sustainable Nordic wood. Global sawn timber sales moved to Metsä Fibre on 1 January 2020, excluding the UK sales. From a practical perspective, LVL is easy to install and handle and thus requires less labour and special equipment on site. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies, More information about spruce plywood products, Environmental declaration for Finnjoist (pdf). By reducing solid timber’s natural flaws, such as strength-reducing knots, LVL ha… Please turn on JavaScript and try again. First developed in the 1970s, LVL is used as a cost-effective and sustainable building material that provides high structural reliability and strength. The UK stocks sizes up to 12m in length. When on site, LVL beams should be laid flat off the ground. Our website uses cookies to make your browsing experience better and more personal. Our stock profile generally is one length of 12000mm. It derives its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure and is an excellent flange material. LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) for use as a glulam beam substitute in construction. Widths offered are to match I-beam depths. Modern Slavery Act Statement Its veneer structure gives this versatile plywood panel considerable strength and rigidity. Other sizes and finishes are available to special order. Care should be taken to avoid damage to exposed corners or edges where the member is to be visually exposed. If used for in-ground applications, LVL should be treated with preservatives to protect against decay and infestation. It is also used in construction and packaging. Alternatively, contact our Timber Systems Division team directly, individual contact details can be found in our Contacts section. The line between propping up and reconstruction. Laminated veneer lumber, LVL by Stora Enso, is an advanced wood product developed for the demands of today’s building and construction industry. Please contact the UK sales team for more information. The lamination of these beams allow for much longer spans and can be used for heavier loads, making it a great alternative to steel or concrete. The veneer is scanned by camera for defects, analysed for moisture content and then clipped to a width of approximately 1.4 m by a rotary clipper. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is a high-strength engineered wood product used primarily for structural applications. Spruce plywood panels are light, easy to work with and easy to install using conventional wood-working tools and fasteners. LVL beams are usually straight as the most cost-effective production method is to cut a number of straight members from one sheet. Nordic sawn timber is a popular choice for visual end uses, such as exterior and interior cladding, windows, doors and floors. Metsä Wood Finnjoists® (FJI) are manufactured from high quality oriented strand board (OSB3) web, and flanges made from our own Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). Thanks to excellent properties of Kerto Finnjoist is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable, and it does not distort or shrink. LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is a technologically enhanced and improved high strength structural wood based material. LVL is an advanced wood product suitable for a wide range of structural applications, available in beam depths which complement our JJI-Joist range. 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