LVL

Overview

LVL is a modern engineered wood composite and high-quality product that is more uniform and offers improved structural properties over sawn timber. LVL is made from rotary peeled veneers laid up with parallel grain orientation.

LVL comes straight and dimensionally true. This quality minimises time spent on site creating a level floor or roof. It also makes LVL perfect for wall frames.

A primary feature of LVL is to disperse or remove strength-reducing characteristics of wood by lessening natural defects such as knots, slope of grain and splits that are inherent in sawn timber. The veneers are placed in a specific sequence or “recipe” to maximise the potential of the stiffer and stronger veneer grades.

All LVL supplied by Lumberbank is manufactured by Nelson Pine Industries. All products are stamped with Nelson Pine Industries mill number (919) and the grade of LVL for easy identification and consumer confidence.


Availability

We stock the LVL13, LVL11 and LVL8 at our both our warehouses.

Thickness (mm) Widths (mm)
45 150, 170, 200, 240, 300, 360, 400
63 150, 200, 240, 300, 360, 400, 460, 610

We supply LVL13 in set lengths, due to current demand please check in with our team members if we have the lengths you require.

Thickness (mm) Widths (mm)
45 90, 140, 190
90 150, 200, 240, 300, 360, 400
45** 150, 200, 240, 300, 360, 400

** Due to supply shortages, we have the option of supplying 45mm instead of 90mm, where your customer can double them up using a nailing pattern provided by our suppliers.

Thickness (mm) Widths (mm)
45 90, 140, 190, 240, 290

All our LVL8 is in 6.0m lengths only


Common Applications

Floor Joists, Rafters, Lintels, Roof Beams, Floor Beams.

Botanical Name Pinus Radiate
Standard Trade Names Pine, Radiata Pine
Origin Of Product NZ
Density 460 – 560 Kg/m3 @ 12% m.c.
Durability Class 4: Non-durable
Treatment H1.2
Finish Structural
Property   Unit Grade E13 Values Grade E11 Values
Modulus of Elasticity E GPa 13.2 11
Modulus of Rigidity G MPa 660 550
Bending Strength¹ (f’b) MPa 48 38
Tension parallel to Grain² (f’t) MPa 33 26
Compression parallel to Grain (f’c) MPa 38 38
Shear in Beam (f’s) MPa 5.3 5
Compression perpendicular to Grain (f’p) MPa 10 10

Cuts, Penetrations, and Chamfers

LVL is treated in process, eliminating the need for any additional treatment being applied when the LVL is cut or notched.

Chamfers for counter beams, hanging beams and strutting beams may be 17.5deg to a minimum remaining depth of 1:3 or 100mm.


Treatment +

All LVL distributed by Lumberbank will be treated with the innovative Lonza AZOTEK™ treatment to H1.2. LVL is not suited to external applications where exposed to weather.

This H1.2 treated product can be used with confidence wherever H3.1 LOSP is specified or anywhere in the building envelope where H1.2 Boron treated sawn timber can be used. (Refer to MBIE/DBH Timber Treatment for enclosed framing guide).

Exposure of LVL to the weather for the period of construction is acceptable and will not result in structural damage. Exposure for longer periods may result in swelling and discolouration.

Channel Partners / Where to buy

Give the Lumberbank team a call, they are happy to point you in the right direction.

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