Laminated veneer lumber - LVL - is an engineered wood product that’s increasingly popular with the construction industry as it discovers LVL’s many advantages over traditional timber.
Wesbeam’s LVL is a lightweight, high-strength building product engineered from wood sourced from renewable, sustainable resources. Our range of LVL products is designed to span further, carry greater loads and withstand the tough Australian climate.
Wesbeam’s Design Centre provides high-level engineering and design advice in the use of Wesbeam’s products in free-standing residential, multi-residential and commercial structures in both LWF and mass timber.
Over 85% of fully and semi-detached homes built in Australia are constructed using lightweight timber framing. Lightweight timber framing is now also increasingly used in the construction of prefabricated multi-storey apartments.
With 15 years’ experience in the Australian LVL industry, our Tall Timber Building Systems division offers a range of high-performing structural LVL solutions for multi-residential and commercial mass timber applications specifically designed for Australian conditions.
Strong, sustainable timber. Readily available and lightweight for its strength, timber has been a trusted building material for centuries.
Wesbeam is Australia’s only LVL manufacturer and distributor - with a world class factory in Perth and next day delivery from Wesbeam distribution centres.
LVL and Acoustic Design Considerations for Tall Timber Buildings
According to WoodSolutions any wall or floor which separates one dwelling from another must provide adequate resistance to the passage of sound. These sounds will either come from airborne sources - such as speech, musical instruments and loudspeakers - or impact sources, such as footsteps and the moving of furniture.
By following some basic acoustic design elements, better sound control can be provided for timber framed construction. Walls and floors which separate dwellings need to provide adequate resistance to the passage of sound.
Effective acoustic design in timber buildings can be achieved through the implementation of techniques such as:
Further resources relating to fire design for timber structure scan be found in WoodSolutions Technical Design Guide #11, Timber-framed Systems for External Noise, Technical Design Guide #37 and Mid-rise Timber Buildings.