e-frame [wall] M10

e-frame [wall] M10 is a direct substitute for MGP10 pine in LVL wall frame construction.

e-frame [wall] M10 is a direct substitute for MGP10 pine in LVL wall frame construction – studs, plates and noggins – and are engineered for straightness and dimensional stability.

Features of e-frame [wall] M10

Application

  • Floors
  • Roofs
  • Walls
  • Formwork

Treatment Level

  • Internal
  • External
  • Max Length 6
  • Max DIM 90 x 45 mm

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Overview

e-frame [wall] M10 meets and/or exceeds the MGP10 Pine Structural Design Properties prescribed in AS1720.1 – 2010 in all residential wall framing applications. Most importantly, every piece of e-frame [wall] M10 is engineered for absolute straightness.

Features:

  1.  Engineered for straightness, consistency and guaranteed performance
  2.  e-frame for wall framing applications – studs and plates – is supplied untreated
  3.  e-frame [wall] M10 is easily treated to e2S, H2 LOSP and H3 Hazard levels if required
  4.  e-frame [wall] M10 can be used in all residential wall framing applications including studs, plates and noggins
Available Sizes

e-frame [wall] M10 can be used in all residential wall framing applications including studs, plates and noggins. Available sizes are below.

  Depth (mm)Thickness (mm)Length Availability
 e-frame [wall] M1090355.4m, and 6.0 only
  90455.4m, and 6.0 only

e-frame [wall] M10 Multiple Sections The use of multiple e-frame [wall] M10 sections is permitted using vertically nail laminated members. Multiple e-frame [wall] M10 members are to be laminated in accordance with AS1684.2:2010 or the Wesbeam Technical Information Sheet – Multiple Section LVL Members.  

e-frame [wall] M10 Span Tables​ In order to determine an e-frame [wall] M10 wall framing member size, simply use the MGP10 Span Table listed in AS1684.2:2010 Span Table Supplements – Part 2: Noncyclonic areas, for the relevant wall framing member size – 90 x 35mm or 90 x 45mm – and wall framing application – stud or plate.

Installation & Maintenance

General: How to handle and store your Wesbeam Laminated Veneer Lumber products.

  1. Wesbeam Laminated Veneer Lumber should be stored well clear of the ground on level bearers spaced at maximum 1800mm centres
  2. It should be covered to keep dry but still allowing for ventilation
  3. Avoid placing LVL over areas susceptible to ponding
FAQ's
  1. What is e-frame [wall] M10 LVL for Wall Framing?
    e-frame [wall] M10 is an engineered wood product (EWP) manufactured in Australia by Wesbeam to substitute for sawn softwood in structural residential wall framing applications.
  2. What is the difference between Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 and MGP10 sawn pine?
    Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 has been developed to achieve characteristic design properties equal to or greater than MGP10 sawn pine. Also, being a manufactured and engineered wood product, it has greater performance reliability, uniformity of engineering properties and is available in longer lengths.
  3. Can I substitute e-frame [wall] M10 for MGP10  sawn pine in any structural wall framing application?
    Yes – you can substitute Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 for MGP10 sawn pine where specified in all residential wall framing applications.
  4. e-frame [wall] M10​ has a JD4 joint group rating – so what?
    e-frame [wall] M10 has a joint group rating of JD4 which is superior to MGP10 sawn pine, which has a joint group rating of JD5 or JD6. Indeed, the JD4 rating of e-frame [wall] M10 means that it has a higher nail, screw and bolt capacity than JD5 or JD6 timber.
  5. What Span Tables do I need when Using or Specifying Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10?
    You can use the AS1684.2:2010 – Span Table Supplements - for all applications  where you wish to design or specify Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 to substitute for MGP10 sawn timber.
  6. Is Wesbeame-frame [wall] M10 Engineered Certified?
    Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 is Certified by Wesbeam’s Registered Engineering professionals.
  7. Are Wesbeam’s Engineers Certified?
    Yes – the Wesbeam Certifying Engineers are:
    • Registered Engineers with Engineers Australia and are on the National Register of Engineers (NER3)
    • Registered Professional Engineers in the Eastern States where individual Registration is required – Queensland and Victoria
  8. Can Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 be treated?
    e-frame [wall] M10 is e2S treated (to guard against termites). Approved secondary treatment facilities can also treat Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 to a e2 LOSP level for use in covered applications North of the Tropic of Capricorn and H3 level for exposed above ground applications (to guard against termites and decay).
  9. Does Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10swell and shrink with changes in moisture content?
    All timber products swell with the uptake of moisture and shrink with the drying out or egress of the moisture from the timber. After wetting, if the timber product including LVL is left to dry out it will return to near its original dimensions.
  10. How do Wesbeam minimise the uptake of moisture into its LVL products?
    Wesbeam applies an e-seal surface treatment to e-frame [wall] M10 during the manufacturing process. The ends of each piece are also sealed with e-seal surface treatment.
  11. How long can Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 be left exposed in wet conditions when framed up on a building site?
    Wesbeam provide a propriety e-seal surface coating on the e-frame [wall] M10 product as it is passed through the ripping process. This coating should provide up to 2 months temporary protection against the elements on a building site.
  12. Can Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 be used in internal timber framing applications?
    Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 e2S and 22 LOSP treated can be used in internal under cover residential wall framing applications.
  13. Can Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 be used in external timber framing applications? e.g. patio’s and decks. 
    To use Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 in external above ground locations it will need to be H3 treated at an approved treatment facility.
  14. Can I cut, drill and nail Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 in the same manner as sawn timber?
    Wesbeam e-frame [wall] M10 can be drilled notched and connected as per standard carpentry details for sawn timbers - refer to AS1684 for approved details. Also refer to the Wesbeam Technical Data Sheets for untreated and treated LVL for guidance  Roof Truss Applications.
  15. Can I use e-frame [wall] M10 in any fabricated wall frame and roof truss application?
    e-frame [wall] M10 ​dimensions of 90 x 35mm and 90 x 45mm make it a ideal choice for the frame and truss industry.