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.
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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Hollow LVL box column elements suitable for low and mid-rise open plan multi-storey buildings up to eight storeys.
Efficient use of materials
Imbed in walls of free standing
200 x 200
300 x 300
400 x 400
Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.
Check with plasterboard manufacturers for FRL specification.
Solid LVL column elements suitable for low, mid-rise and high-rise open plan multi-storey buildings.
High strength to weight ratio
Expressed timber face
Efficient fire performance
200 x 252 (63mm x 4)
400 x 378 (63mm x 6)
600 x 567 (63mm x 9)
Expressed face with Char factor or Fire Grade Plasterboard cladding as required to meet FRL.
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.
6.2m x 400 x 189
7.2m x 600 x 189
8.2m x 800 x 189
9.2m x 1200 x 189
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.
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.
Efficient use of materials
(subject to load calculations)
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.
LVL frame wall elements suitable for cellular construction such as multi-residential buildings up to six storeys.
Massive / Solid LVL wall elements suitable for all cellular type multi-storey buildings, and as stair and service shafts.