LVL - Laminated Veneer Lumber - comparable in strength to steel and concrete with all the flexibility and environmental benefits of wood
Wesbeam’s LVL is a lightweight, high-strength building material engineered from renewable and sustainable Western Australian plantation timbers. Our range of LVL products are designed to span further and weigh less to optimise efficiency in design and construction.
Wesbeam’s Design Centre offers an engineering and design service in the use of Wesbeam and other complementary products for residential, multi-residential and commercial structures
Over 85% of detached homes built in Australia are constructed using lightweight timber framing. LVL wall and floor framing is also experiencing rapid uptake in the new and exciting market for prefabricated buildings
Tall Timber Building Systems [TTBS] provides a range of engineered wood based solutions for commercial and multi-residential structures
Readily available and lightweight for its strength. Strong, sustainable and carbon capturing, wood is the greatest renewable resource
Wesbeam is Australia’s only LVL manufacturer and distributor - with a world class factory in Perth and next day delivery from Wesbeam distribution centres.
Timber roof, wall and floor frames are either built on site, ‘stick built’, prefabricated in a frame and truss factory or fully panelised by a commercial building prefabricator. Residential roof and wall frames are typically prefabricated in frame and truss factories as roof trusses and ‘pre-nail’ wall frames. Residential floor frames are predominantly assembled on site from I-joists, floor trusses, LVL or timber however in commercial buildings, prefabricated floor cassettes are increasingly used.
Pre-fabrication of the building frame in a controlled, factory environment improves the quality of the structural frame and significantly reduces on-site construction time.
Understand the features and benefits of lightweight framing and how it’s changing the way we think about building.
Lightweight framing applications can be used as walls, floors and roof.
Light timber framed floors are faster, drier and cleaner to construct than concrete floors, and achieve full strength as soon as they are installed.
Lightweight wall frames consist of studs, top and bottom plates, lintels and noggings.
Roofs can be many different shapes; including hip, gable, monoslope (skillion) or flat.
Lightweight framing is ideally suited to construction that requires ease of transportation and rapid build time.
The Wesbeam Design Centre team are industry recognised experts in optimised I-joist floor frame design