LVL - Laminated Veneer Lumber - comparable in strength to steel and concrete with all the flexibility and environmental benefits of wood
Design guides, installation guides, available sizes and safety data sheets can all be found here
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 LVL is glue line treated with a highly effective pesticide that is environmentally benign.
Wesbeam LVL is treated in the glue lines with a pesticide to resist termite attack to Treatment Level e2S (Bifrenthrin Glueline). Wesbeam LVL can also be supplied with H2 LOSP (Light Organic Solvent Preservative) treatment suitable for use in H2 Hazard Environments providing protection for above ground indoor applications. H3 LOSP is also available to achieve Treatment Level H3 for use in H3 Hazard environments providing for above ground, external applications.
WoodSolutions provide extensive advice on the preservation of timber and can also provide advice regarding the requirements for the protection of structures from subterranean termites as defined in Part 3.1.3 of the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
These requirements apply only to areas where there is a known risk of termite attack to buildings. Tasmania is excluded.
Good risk management practices can help reduce the risk of damage from termite attack on buildings by providing outlines to regulatory and statutory requirements and guidelines to use in the building process.
Read more about protecting buildings from subterranean termites and download the related publication from WoodSolutions here.
Download the Termite Risk Management Handbook from WoodSolutions here.