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.
e-beam and e-beam+ [F17] Characteristic Values for Design are now available for download
Engineers and architects are always finding new ways to use our versatile LVL products. But for more creative applications, sometimes our standard span tables are not enough.
That’s why we’re now publishing a full set of LVL Characteristic Values for Design Criteria for our popular products e-beam and e-beam+ [F17].
Using this newly-available data allows engineers to use first principle analysis to design outside the standard span table applications and create more complex structures whilst still ensuring strength, serviceability and performance efficiency.
The new downloadable data sheets give critical values for characteristic design strength and stiffness, including; compression and tension strength, shear and bending strength, and bearing strength, Modulus of elasticity along with other useful information.
The new data sheets are available for immediate download below.