Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
Laminated veneer lumber (LVL), is an engineered wood product comprised of multiple layers of thin wood assembled together and manufactured in a controlled environment. It is a practice of using pieces of wood to construct larger pieces by alternating the wood’s direction, then bonding the pieces together. This creates a stronger and stiffer product. It also means there is far more consistency in quality because it must meet strict standards every time. Laminated veneer lumber has been proven to show incredible strength and stability against wind and heavy loads. It can be up to an astonishing two and a half times stronger than standard framing lumber of equivalent comparison.
High load-bearing capacity. Withstands heavy loads where slim cross-sections are required.
Very Stable in Door frames & easy to machine & use in Joinery. Compatible with standard fittings.
Improved aesthetics thanks to slim frame design. Unlimited selection of wood.
Ecological & Environmental friendly as it is made from plantation timbers. Optimum use of wood as a material.
Superb Weather Resistance
Humidity-resistant and is considerably less susceptible to expansion and contraction compared to a traditional solid wood.
Wood Specie Used :
LVL is commonly fabricated using wood species such as Melia Dubia, Douglas Fir, Larch, Southern Yellow Pine and Poplar.
LVL is the most widely used structural composite lumber product and provides attributes such as high strength, high stiffness and dimensional stability.
The most common thickness of LVL is 45 mm (1-3/4 in), from which wider beams can be easily constructed by fastening multiple LVL plies together on site. LVL can also be manufactured in thicknesses from 19 mm (3/4 in) to 178 mm (7 in). Commonly used LVL beam depths are 241 mm (9-1/2 in), 302 mm (11-7/8 in), 356 mm (14 in), 406 mm (16 in), 476 mm (18-3/4 in) and 606 mm (23-7/8 in). Other widths and depths might also be available from specific manufacturers. LVL is available in lengths up to 24.4 m (80 ft), while more common lengths are 14.6 m (48 ft), 17 m (56 ft), 18.3 m (60 ft) and 20.1 m (66 ft). LVL can easily be cut to length at the jobsite.