Laminated veneer lumber - LVL - is an engineered wood product that’s increasingly popular with the construction industry as it discovers LVL’s many advantages over traditional timber.
Wesbeam’s LVL is a lightweight, high-strength building product engineered from wood sourced from renewable, sustainable resources. Our range of LVL products is designed to span further, carry greater loads and withstand the tough Australian climate.
Wesbeam’s Design Centre provides high-level engineering and design advice in the use of Wesbeam’s products in free-standing residential, multi-residential and commercial structures in both LWF and mass timber.
Over 85% of fully and semi-detached homes built in Australia are constructed using lightweight timber framing. Lightweight timber framing is now also increasingly used in the construction of prefabricated multi-storey apartments.
With 15 years’ experience in the Australian LVL industry, our Tall Timber Building Systems division offers a range of high-performing structural LVL solutions for multi-residential and commercial mass timber applications specifically designed for Australian conditions.
Strong, sustainable timber. Readily available and lightweight for its strength, timber has been a trusted building material for centuries.
Wesbeam is Australia’s only LVL manufacturer and distributor - with a world class factory in Perth and next day delivery from Wesbeam distribution centres.
Using Wesbeam’s unique e-house [whole of house] software, the Design Centre models lightweight frame - LWF - structures for residential, multi-residential and commercial buildings utilising LVL, i-joists or floor cassette systems and then creates accurate, detailed and cost-effective working drawings.
The software conducts a full dynamic and static load trace from roof to foundations through every structural element and for every connection. And its ‘What-if …?’ feature trials various configurations to work out the most cost-effective solution.
Intelligent load calculation produces a final design which fully optimises the use of materials without compromising build quality.
Wesbeam’s Design Centre offers a free service for engineers, builders and timber merchants.
Frequently asked questions about the Wesbeam Design Centre.
Register your interest in our Design Centre web portal or Tall Timber Building Systems design support.
Reduce your design time – and explore the strength and versatility of the Wesbeam product range with our FREE e-house individual beam sizing software.
Quick and easy to follow tutorials for installing and using e-house [beam].