Design Elements

Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems comprise a range of element types that can be combined to construct almost any building type or form.

Efficient structural solutions can be created by combining Wesbeam Tall Timber Buildings System elements based on building typology, form and available third-party fabrication capacity.

Elements shown below are for illustrative purposes only. They represent typical structural components such that will be manufactured upstream from Wesbeam by prefabricators using either Wesbeam e-beam or e-slab products.

 

The Wesbeam Tall Timber Building Systems design team can assist with detailed design advice on sizing and element types specifically for your project as well as connect you to prefabricators in your area.  

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      Columns

      e-column (box)

      Hollow LVL box column elements suitable for low and mid-rise open plan multi-storey buildings up to eight storeys.

       

       

      Benefits
      • Cost effective

      • Efficient use of materials

      • Imbed in walls of free standing

      Section Sizes
      • 200 x 200

      • 300 x 300

      • 400 x 400

      Standard Lengths
      • 2700
      • 3000
      • 3500
      Web & Flange Thicknesses
      • 63mm
      Fire Protection
      • Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.

      • Check with plasterboard manufacturers for FRL specification.

      e-column (mass)

      Solid LVL column elements suitable for low, mid-rise and high-rise open plan multi-storey buildings.

       

       

      Benefits
      • High strength to weight ratio

      • Expressed timber face

      • Efficient fire performance

      Section Sizes (mm)
      • 200 x 252 (63mm x 4)

      • 400 x 378 (63mm x 6)

      • 600 x 567 (63mm x 9)

      Height (mm)
      • 2700
      • 3000
      • 3500
      Fire Protection
      • Expressed face with Char factor or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.

      Beams

      e-beam [box]

      LVL Box Beam elements can be used as floor beams, band beams and ring beams and portal frames. Top and bottom flanges are typically 63mm thick and webs typically 45mm to 63mm thick. They range from 300mm to 1200mm deep depending on span, load, services requirements and architectural intent.

      Benefits
      • Cost effective

      • Efficient use of materials

      Span
      • 6m to 9m (subject to load calculations)
      Section Sizes
      • 6.2m x 400 x 189 

      • 7.2m x 600 x 189 

      • 8.2m x 800 x 189 

      • 9.2m x 1200 x 189 

      Web & Flange Thicknesses
      • 63mm
      Fire Protection
      • Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.
      e-beam [mass]

      LVL Mass Beam elements can be used in as floor beams, band beams and ring beams and portal frames. Beams are comprised of laminated LVL lamella flanges from 300mm to 1200mm deep depending on span, load, services requirements and architectural intent.

       

      Benefits
      • High strength to weight ratio
      • Expressed timber face
      • Efficient fire performance
      Span
      • 6.2m to 9.2m (subject to load calculations)
      Section Sizes / Span
      • 6.2m x 400 x 189 (63mm x 3)
      • 7.2m x 600 x 189 (63mm x 4)
      • 8.2m x 800 x 189 (63mm x 4)
      • 9.2m x 1200 x 189 (63mm x 5)
      Fire Protection
      • Expressed face with Char factor or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.

      Floors

      e-floor [box]

      Lightweight LVL cassette or box floors are suitable for use in all cellular type multi residential projects. Cassettes are nominally 1.2m wide and can economically span five to nine meters. Thicknesses range from 100mm to 300mm subject to span and design loads.

      Benefits
      • Cost effective

      • Efficient use of materials 

      Span
      • 6m
      • 7.5m
      • 9m

             (subject to load calculations)

      Section Sizes
      • 6m x 1200 x 298
      • 7.5/9m x 1200 x 298
      Slab Material Thicknesses
      • 45mm & 63mm
      Fire Protection
      • Expressed face with Char factor or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.
      e-floor [mass]

      Massive (Solid) LVL floor elements suitable for use where additional horizontal bracing is required. Timber element thicknesses range from 90mm to 280mm subject to span and design loads. Each panel element comprises multiple lamellas of LVL billet / slab. Diaphragm action can be achieved through fixing design from element to element and from element to beam.

      Benefits
      • High strength to weight ratio

      • Expressed timber face

      • Efficient fire performance

      Span
      • 6m to 9m (subject to load calculations)
      Section Sizes
      • 6.2m x 400 x 189
      Slab Material Thicknesses
      • 63mm
      Fire Protection
      • Expressed face with Char factor or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.

      Walls

      e-wall [frame]

      LVL frame wall elements suitable for cellular construction such as multi-residential buildings up to six storeys.

      Benefits
      • Cost effective

      • Efficient use of materials

      Fire Protection
      • Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL
      e-wall [mass]

      Massive / Solid LVL wall elements suitable for all cellular type multi-storey buildings, and as stair and service shafts.

       

      Benefits
      • High strength to weight ratio

      • Expressed timber face

      • Efficient fire performance

      Fire Protection
      • Char or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.
      Properties
      • Species - Pinaster pine, Radiata pine and Karri
      • Surface Finish - Lightly sanded C Grade to AS/NZS 2269.0:2012
      • Average Density - 660kg/m3
      • Moisture Content - 8-15% at time of dispatch