e-stick [wall]

e-stick [wall] is a direct substitute for MGP10 pine wall studs.

e-stick [wall] meets and/or exceeds the MGP10 Pine Structural Design Properties prescribed in AS1720.1 – 2010 in all residential wall framing applications. 

Features of e-stick [wall]

Application

  • Floors
  • Roofs
  • Walls
  • Formwork

Treatment Level

  • Internal
  • External
  • Max Length 6.0
  • Max DIM 90 x 30 mm

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Overview

e-stick [wall] 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-stick [wall] is engineered for absolute straightness.

Features:

  1.  Engineered for straightness, consistency and guaranteed performance
  2.  e-stick for wall framing applications – studs and plates – is supplied untreated
  3.  e-stick can be easily treated to H2S, LOSP H2 and H3 Hazard levels if required
  4.  e-stick can be used in all residential wall framing applications including suds, plates and noggins
Available Sizes

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

Depth (mm)Thickness (mm)Length Availability
90312.4m, 2.7m, 3.0m, 4.8m, 5.4m, and 6.0 only.

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

e-stick Span Tables 
In order to determine an e-stick wall frame member size simply use the 90 x 35mm MGP10 Span Tables listed in AS1684.2:2010 Span Table Supplements – Part 2: Non-cyclonic areas, for the relevant wall framing application.

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-stick LVL for Wall Framing?
    e-stick LVL 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-beam LVL and Wesbeam e-stick LVL?
    Wesbeam e-stick LVL 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. How does Wesbeam manufacture a low E LVL product?
    Wesbeam standard e-beam LVL has a Modulus of Elasticity (MOE or E) rating of 13.2GPa. The Wesbeam LVL manufacturing process includes:
    • peeling, drying and structurally grading veneer
    •  using the structurally graded veneer in various recipes/menu’s/layups to produce different E rated LVL products
    • when peeling veneer from a log the outer veneers are recovered from the sapwood band of the log and heartwood from near the centre of the log
    •  the sapwood veneer has a higher density and a higher strength than the veneer from the heartwood or centre of the log
    • the e-stick LVL product uses the lower grade veneers produced in the Wesbeam mill
  4. Can I substitute e-stick LVL for MGP10 sawn pine in any structural wall framing application?
    Yes – you can substitute Wesbeam e-stick LVL for MGP10 sawn pine where specified in all residential wall framing applications.
  5. e-stick LVL has a JD4 joint group rating – so what?
    e-stick LVL has a joint group rating of JD4 which is superior to MGP10 sawn pine substitutes available in Australia which has a joint group rating of JD5 or JD6. Indeed, the JD4 rating of e-stick LVL means that it has a higher nail, screw and bolt capacity than JD5 or JD6 timber.
  6. What Span Tables do I need when Using or Specifying Wesbeam e-stick wall framing LVL?
    You can use the AS1684.2:2010 – Span Table Supplements - for all applications  where you wish to design or specify Wesbeam e-stick LVL to substitute for MGP10 Sawn timber.
  7. Is Wesbeam e-stick LVL Engineered Certified?
    Wesbeam e-stick LVL is Certified by Wesbeam’s Registered Engineering professionals.
  8. 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
  9. Can Wesbeam e-stick LVL be treated?
    Wesbeam e-stick LVL is available untreated. It can be H2S treated (to guard against termites). Approved secondary treatment facilities can also treat Wesbeam e-stick to a H2 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).
  10. Does Wesbeam e-stick LVL swell 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.
  11. How do Wesbeam minimise the uptake of moisture into its LVL products?
    Wesbeam applies an e-seal surface treatment to e-stick LVL during the manufacturing process. The ends of each piece are also sealed with e-seal surface treatment.
  12. How long can Wesbeam e-stick LVL be left exposed in wet conditions when framed up on a building site?
    Wesbeam provide a propriety e-seal surface coating on the e-stick LVL product as it is passed thru the ripping process. This coating should provide up to 2 months temporary protection against the elements on a building site.
  13. Can Wesbeam e-stick LVL be used in internal timber framing applications?
    Wesbeam e-stick LVL untreated or H2S and H2 treated can be used in internal under cover residential wall framing applications.
  14. Can Wesbeam e-stick LVL be used in external timber framing applications? eg patio’s and decks.
    To use Wesbeam e-stick LVL in external above ground locations it will need to be H3 treated at an approved treatment facility.
  15. Can I cut, drill and nail Wesbeam e-stick LVL in the same manner as sawn timber?
    Wesbeam e-stick LVL 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.
  16. Can I use e-stick LVL in any fabricated truss application?
    e-stick dimensions of 90 x 31mm do not allow it to be utilised in the truss fabrication industry.