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.
Span tables and technical data applicable to LVL manufactured by Wesbeam
The span tables and other technical data provided are only applicable to LVL manufactured by Wesbeam and should not be used for lookalike or substitute products. Use of the Wesbeam data for lookalike or substitute products can result in unsafe or unsatisfactory performance.
The design criteria and design loads used to develop the Span Tables using Wesbeam LVL are based on the assumptions listed in AS1720.3:2016 – Timber structures Part 3: Design criteria for timber-framed residential buildings.
The design loads include:
Design load limitations for each of these load or load combination cases are also as per AS1720.3:2016 – Timber structures Part 3: Design criteria for timber-framed residential buildings.
The characteristic design values for Wesbeam's e-beam and e-beam+ [F17] LVL products are available for download. This service is available for professional design practitioners.