Ultralam - Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

Ultralam - Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)Ultralam - Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

Ultralam LVL™ is an engineered wood product with physical and mechanical properties surpassing solid timber and glulam, produced in the form of boards and billets of several types of veneer orientation and grade with a wide range of sizes. Ultralam LVL™ is certified according to European, Russian, Australian and US quality standards.

ULTRALAMDescriptionApplication
RS / E15All veneers are located parallel to grain, G1–G2 grades (primary G1)Load-bearing structures
R / E14 / 2.0psiAll veneers are located parallel to grain, G1–G2 grades (primary G2)Load-bearing structures
XThere are some crossplies, G2–G3 grades structuresLoad-bearing structures
I / E13, E12Both parallel and crossply veneers are possible, G3– G4 grades are possible, G3–G4 gradesFiller structures and parts for doors and furniture manufacturing
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by Fernando Alda
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by Fernando Alda
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure. Photo by David Franck
Metrapol Parasol - LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) award winning structure.
Metropol Parasol - Seville, Spain.
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One fine example showcasing LVL engineered wood product capabilities is the Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain. Image: David Franck
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Unique Ultralam LVL™ properties afford to list it among the most prospective materials used for construction

One of the main LVL advantages is its strength characteristics achieved through manufacturing technique. Laminated structure makes LVL strong and durable.

Veneer graded against density is used for LVL production. Best veneer grades are put into the face layers; lower grades – in the middle. Such pattern provides for the stable mechanical properties of LVL. Heavy pressing used for veneers gluing results in densified structure of wood fibers; phenol-formaldehyde resin assures heavy-duty glue line. LVL has homogenous structure with constant physical-mechanical properties.

LVL properties do not change over its lifetime.

LVL Wood vs Ultralam; Steel vs Ultralam

LVL maintains dimensional stability regardless of seasonal factors, environmental variations and climate conditions. This material is not subject to deformations caused by temperature and humidity variations; it doesn't crack and has low values of natural shrinkage. LVL moisture absorption is almost equal to zero, i.e. dead load of LVL beam will remain unchanged under humid environment. Dimensional stability assures high accuracy of adjacent elements.

LVL boasts better fire resistance compared to ordinary beams. This is achieved through multiple layers of veneer and less porosity of material. Phenol-formaldehyde resin is neutral to oxidation and doesn't support ignition. High density and absence of cracks prevent from fire propagation and thermal effects inside the material. LVL test results demonstrate the ability of the material to maintain its properties within 30-60 minutes at 300°C.

As opposed to metal and reinforced concrete, LVL has better resistance to corrosive environment. LVL application provides for more space and long-span structures, minimizing the number of beams and trusses. Solid wood is not suitable for such task since its beams are subject to deflection and vibration.

LVL beams characterized by high-strength and unlimited length allow to save on material, fasteners, delivery and installation costs.

LVL Ultralam Applications construction
ApplicationType LVLPossible sections
1CeilingsUltralam R51×200, 51×260, 51×300, 45×200, 45×260, 45×300,75×200, 75×260, 75×300
2RaftersUltralam R51×200, 51×260, 51×300, 45×200, 45×260, 45×300, 75×200,75×260, 75×300, 75×360, 51×360, 51×150, 75×150
3Ridge beamsUltralam R100×300, 100×400, 90×300, 90×400, 75×300, 75×400
4Partition wallsUltralam R39×66, 45×50, 50×50, 63×30, 75×75, 90×90, 39×100,45×100, 50×100, 63×100, 75×100, 90×100
5Boarding joistsUltralam I, X50×45
6Shelters, porches, pavilionsUltralam R, I51×200, 51×260, 51×300, 45×200, 45×260, 45×300,75×200, 75×260, 75×300
7Grating for plasterboardUltralam I39×66, 45×50, 50×50, 63×30, 75×75, 90×90
8Bearing structuresUltralam R51×200, 51×260, 51×300, 45×200, 45×260, 45×300, 75×200, 75×260, 75×300
9Doors and windows supporting framesUltralam IDoors (inside) 27 to 30 mm, 33, 36 27×60, 80, 100, 120
10Roofing and facade lathingUltralam I51×50, 45×45, 39×60
11Windows and door framingUltralam R51×200, 51×260, 51×300, 45×200, 45×260, 45×300, 75×200, 75×260, 75×300, 51×100, 45×100, 75×100

LVL Ultralam™ is well known in different parts of the world. We’re supplying LVL Ultralam™ for a number of different applications.

Agricultural buildings

LVL is ideal material for agricultural buildings because of its strength, rigidity in aggressive environment, ecological benefits:

Riding schools, stalls in France
1. Riding schools, stalls in France
Riding schools, stalls in France
2. Riding schools, stalls in France
Riding schools, stalls in France
3. Riding schools, stalls in France
Goat farm, Ryazan, Russia
4. Goat farm, Ryazan, Russia
Goat farm, Ryazan, Russia
5. Goat farm, Ryazan, Russia
Cow farm, Kemerovo, Russia
6. Cow farm, Kemerovo, Russia

Warehouses

We can supply cut in size LVL Ultralam details according to the drawings of the customer

Salt warehouse, Germany
1. Salt warehouse, Germany
Salt warehouse, Germany
2. Salt warehouse, Germany
Agricultural Warehouse, France
3. Agricultural Warehouse, France
LVL roof structure in Finland
4. LVL roof structure in Finland
LVL roof structure in Finland
5. LVL roof structure in Finland
LVL roof structure in Finland
6. LVL roof structure in Finland

Industrial application

LVL Ultralam is widely used in different industrial applications. Here are some examples

I-joist application
1. I-joist application
Doors
2. Doors
Formwork in Australia
3. Formwork in Australia

Public facilities

LVL Ultralam is ideal material for big span structures of sport centers, swimming pools, schools etc.

Modular school, Finland
1. Modular school, Finland
Sports hall, Vladimir city, Russia
2. Sports hall, Vladimir city, Russia
Swimming pool, Russia
3. Swimming pool, Russia

Renovation

LVL is the best light weight material for renovation projects. There is no need in heavy machinery to install LVL structures

Renovation of Wärtsilä machinery factory built 1934, now renovated to appartment and office building, Turku, Finland
1.Renovation of Wärtsilä machinery factory built 1934, now renovated to appartment and office building, Turku, Finland
Renovation of Wärtsilä machinery factory built 1934, now renovated to appartment and office building, Turku, Finland
2.Renovation of Wärtsilä machinery factory built 1934, now renovated to appartment and office building, Turku, Finland
Mansarde. St.Petersburg, Russia
3. Mansarde. St.Petersburg, Russia

Wooden frame houses

Sphere House, Russia
1. Sphere House, Russia
Wooden House, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2. Wooden House, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Wooden Frame houses, Finland
3. Wooden Frame houses, Finland
Wooden Frame houses, Australia
4. Wooden Frame houses, Australia
Wooden Frame Houses Germany
5. Wooden Frame Houses Germany

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