LVL IS A strong reliable choice for your engineered lumber needs.
West Fraser engineered laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is manufactured from northern lodgepole pine. This species is noted for its tight growth rings, small knots, and minimal shrinking and swelling, which results in a strong and stable wood fiber source. Our LVL takes advantage of these characteristics by offering a high-strength product line.
Stiffness (related to E value) is not the same as strength (Fb and Fv). It is not always the controlling factor in design applications. In a marketplace that charges premiums for high MOE products, we can provide a 1.9e or 1.8e LVL that has superior strength properties than much of the 2.0e available in North America. Why leave money on the table by using 2.0e beams and headers when you don't have to?
West Fraser provides its LVL customers with quality design software. The latest fast and reliable technology provides you with an easy to understand output. Our software will enhance your in-house design capabilities and productivity.
2.0e 3100 Fb
1³⁄₄” and 3¹⁄₂” thick in I-Joist and lumber compatible depths to 24” deep
1.9e 3000 Fb
1³⁄₄” thick in I-Joist and lumber compatible depths to 24” deep
1.8e 3000 Fb
1¹⁄₂”, 1³⁄₄”, and 3¹⁄₂” thick in I-Joist and lumber compatible depths to 18”. (1³⁄₄” and 3¹⁄₂” to 24”)