At Sunstate Timbers, we can provide a range of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams in our timber yard. LVL is a high-strength engineered timber product formed by assembling wood veneers (thin sheets of wood) and bonding them together with a waterproof adhesive
Comparable in strength to solid timber, concrete and steel, LVL is perfect for supporting heavier loads and can span longer distances than normal timber. Its properties make it suitable for both homes and larger public buildings. Here are some more great features and benefits of using LVL.
Features and Benefits
- Available in long lengths – up to 14 metres
- Can be manufactured to any length and desired shape
- Easy to handle and quick to install
- Durable and less prone to warping or shrinking
- Lightweight and dimensionally stable
- Cost effective and sustainable
- Structurally reliable and very strong
When Should I Use LVL?
Perfect for a variety of uses inside the home, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams are a popular choice of structural timber when it comes to building. This can include rafters, headers, lintels, purlins, roof trusses and formwork. LVL can be also used in door and window frames, steps and/or wherever sawn timber is used.
LVL Beam Sizing & Treatments
LVL’s range in sizes from 35mm to 63mm (75mm) in thickness and a depth from 90mm to 600mm with strength ratings in comparison to F14 or F17 from a hardwood conversion. The other advantage with LVL is that they can be made for use up to 14 meters long. They offer 3 various types of treatments, H2S, H2 & H3 LOSP to reduce pest infestation & preserve the timber as well. Contact us for the full range of sizes on offer at our warehouse.