LVL - Laminated Veneer Lumber - comparable in strength to steel and concrete with all the flexibility and environmental benefits of wood
Wesbeam’s LVL is a lightweight, high-strength building material engineered from renewable and sustainable Western Australian plantation timbers. Our range of LVL products are designed to span further and weigh less to optimise efficiency in design and construction.
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 detached homes built in Australia are constructed using lightweight timber framing. LVL wall and floor framing is also experiencing rapid uptake in the new and exciting market for prefabricated buildings
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 is Australia’s only LVL manufacturer and distributor - with a world class factory in Perth and next day delivery from Wesbeam distribution centres.
Design criteria driving the performance characteristics of Wesbeam LVL are available for download
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.