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LVL

    Wonder of wood – Pushing beyond wood’s perceived boundaries

    Laminated veneer lumber, LVL by Stora Enso, is an advanced wood product developed for the demands of today’s building and construction industry. Being one of the strongest wood-based construction materials relative to its weight, LVL is powering a new wave of agile, renewable construction.

    What is LVL? 

    LVL harnesses the natural power of tough Nordic spruce fibres. LVL by Stora Enso is made from 3 mm thick, rotary-peeled veneers that are bonded together under heat and pressure. LVL comes in a maximal billet size of 24 m x 2.5 m – one of the biggest sizes in the market – for maximum flexibility and design possibilities. The billets can be cut to length and sawn into LVL beams or panels based on customer requirements. 

    The strength of steel, the workability of wood 

    LVL is the preferred choice for structural applications and the ideal solution when you’re looking for strength, dimensional stability and high load-bearing capacity. LVL is engineered to be relatively stronger than steel yet lighter than concrete, while being highly workable and durable. 

    Thanks to its homogeneous and consistent quality, LVL delivers high technical performance and predictable results with standard woodworking tools. 

    All in all, with LVL you can expect greater consistency, load-carrying capacity and design flexibility and achieve efficiency. 

    A new wave of agile construction with renewable resources 

    LVL is a renewable, carbon-neutral alternative to traditional construction materials that can have large environmental footprints. As trees grow – and when they are used as timber in buildings – they efficiently store carbon. 

    From a practical perspective, LVL is easy to install and handle and thus requires less labour and special equipment on site. And, unlike with mineral-based construction materials, with massive wood you can avoid time-consuming welding, forming or drying times that slow down the installation.

    Key benefits of LVL

    • 1

      Twice as strong as steel proportionate to weight: Lighter weight simplifies lifting and framing, and lowers logistical costs

    • 2

      Uniform, predictable and dimensionally stable

    • 3

      Easy to drill, cut, fasten and fit

    • 4

      Works well together with other products (CLT and rib panels) for maximum efficiency

    • 5

      Pre-fabrication speeds installation time, reduces manual labour and construction waste

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