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 Australian detached houses are constructed using lightweight timber framing.
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.
TTBS draws on a range of elements to create almost any building type or form by utilising the inherent strengths and advantages of LVL and other complimentary timber products. The key to TTBS is our system-based approach to construction.
We work closely with building design professionals, engineers, prefabricators and builders to introduce them to the exciting possibilities of lightweight mid-rise timber design and construction to help develop efficient and innovative engineered timber solutions.
This document provides the Australian market with a summary of the Design Principals of Mass Timber using LVL
Tall Timber Building Systems achieve greater structural outcomes in less time using carbon sequestering wood products
Tall Timber Building Systems comprise a range of element types that, in combination, can construct almost any building type or form
Simple application specific fixings are fundamental to Tall Timber Building Systems
TTBS elements are suitable for use in all Australian Building Classes and for Type A, B, and C construction
Wesbeam LVL is glue line treated with a highly effective pesticide that is environmentally benign
Acoustic design considerations for TBBS can be found here
Designed to meet Australian FRL standards with the supporting information and certification contained here
Wesbeam Design, Fabrication and Builder Partner Programs provide a vehicle which benefits all parties
Frequently asked questions about Wesbeam TTBS