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 is lighter, stronger and straighter than traditional sawn timber. It’s also manufactured in lengths up to 13.2 metres meaning fewer joins and less wastage. Every piece of Wesbeam LVL is manufactured under strictly-controlled factory conditions guaranteeing consistent performance, uniformity and compliance with all relevant Australian Standards.
LVL is easy to handle and simple to install making it an ideal material for frames and trusses, floor frame construction, stick roofs and tall timber buildings. All Wesbeam LVL is made from sustainable plantation timber.
Welcome! Our website is a great resource for learning about our ever-growing range of products and services. If you’re new to the world of LVL, you’ll find a wealth of information and downloadable technical literature to get you started
Wesbeam LVL, the versatility of wood with the strength of steel
Frequently asked questions about using LVL
Wesbeam’s laminated veneer lumber products can be used in all structural applications where traditional sawn timber has been used
Guides including installation diagrams and checklists for Wesbeam products
A reference guide to cutting service holes in e-joist
Tips for looking after your Wesbeam products
Span tables and technical data applicable to LVL manufactured by Wesbeam
Safety and Technical information for Wesbeam LVL and products