Purchasing Australian LVL & I-Joists: A Wise Business Choice

Over the last few years, we have seen international supply chains come under pressure. Because of this, many Australian builders have entered into supply agreements with Wesbeam. Here's why.


Date: Monday 27 Feb 2023

Over the last few years, we have seen international supply chains come under pressure. Because of this, many Australian builders have entered into supply agreements to ensure a consistent supply of Wesbeam LVL and I-joists via their timber merchants and frame & truss suppliers. This helps decrease their overall risk and ensure their product is supplied with certainty.

As Australia’s only manufacturer of LVL beams and I-joists for nearly 20 years, Wesbeam is well prepared and on call to meet our customers’ requirements for products and on-time delivery.  We can do this because we are the sole supplier and manufacturer of LVL and I-joists here in Australia with a stable supply of Australian grown timber to allow Australians to keep building with confidence.

Our world class Australian factory runs 24/7 to feed our capital city distribution centres and consistently provide our customers with LVL I-joists within short lead times.

Wesbeam controls every step of our laminated wood production and supply; from the sustainable wood sourcing, managed under strict Government guidelines, through to the manufacture, design and engineering support, and Australia wide distribution.

By purchasing Wesbeam's LVL and I-joists in Australia, you deliver real value to your business. Here’s why.

1. Supply and Price Security

From Tree to Trade Wesbeam controls the whole process, ensuring a secure supply of product wherever you are in Australia, regardless of world demand. Our control over the sustainable sourcing of raw timber from Australian forests through to LVL and I-joist delivery across Australia means we're far less sensitive to international market forces, ensuring supply security and more stable prices of LVL and I-joists.

2. Meticulous Quality Control

Wesbeam LVL and I-joist products are manufactured to meet or exceed the requirements of Australian Standards (AS/NZS 4357.0).  Our experienced team test more frequently and set higher internal standards than those required. Wesbeam products and processes are also third party audited by The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA). We’re serious about building better wood.

3. Warranties

Every time you purchase a Wesbeam product you can be confident that every piece meets or exceeds the strict requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and that if it doesn’t, we will replace it - quickly.

4. Australian Sustainable Wood - The Ultimate Renewable

Harvesting sustainable timber from Australian forests benefits both people and the environment. Australia's world leading sustainable forestry practices make an important contribution to carbon sequestration (capture) and the conservation of water, soil and biodiversity. Wood is the ultimate renewable resource. Wesbeam have sustainable timber forest plantations owned by the Western Australian Government and managed under strict environmental and sustainability regulations by the Forest Products Corporation.

5. You’re Supporting More Australians

With over 250 employees nationally, Wesbeam plays a big part in providing jobs and opportunities for local Australians, and for every person directly employed by Wesbeam, an additional two to three people in the workforce benefit indirectly. That’s the leverage of Australian LVL timber manufacturing.

These are just some of the reasons why buying Australian-manufactured LVL and I-joists from Australian owned and manufactured Wesbeam makes good business sense.

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