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 LVL is treated in the glue lines with a pesticide to resist termite attack.
Wesbeam LVL is treated in the glue lines with a pesticide to resist termite attack to Treatment Level H2s (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.