3 Reasons to Use LVLs in Your Next Build

Are you working on a construction or renovation project and considering using Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)? This eco-friendly and sustainable building material may be just what you need!

LVL is a highly versatile and reliable building material that has been gaining popularity in recent years for good reason. Whether you’re a contractor, builder, or DIY enthusiast, our guide below will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about using LVL in your next project. Read more to find out the three reasons we recommend using LVLs – and about our premium range of LVL products!

LVL timber beam from King Truss

What is Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)?

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is a type of engineered wood product that is created using multiple thin layers of wood, which are then bonded together using Type-A adhesives. This results in a product that is incredibly strong and durable, while still retaining all the environmental benefits of wood. In fact, LVL has a strength that is comparable to that of steel and concrete, making it a highly attractive option for any building project.

Keep Reading: Steel vs Timber Trusses: Why Timber is Better!

Why Use LVL in Your Next Build

If you’re looking for a building material that is strong, consistent, and environmentally friendly, then LVL is the perfect choice. With its ability to provide strength comparable to that of steel and concrete, while still retaining all the benefits of wood, LVL is quickly becoming the go-to choice for construction and renovation projects.

Quality Consistency

One of the key benefits of LVL is that it offers improved consistency compared to traditional timber products. Timber can vary greatly in terms of quality and appearance, depending on factors such as knots, the slope of grain, and bows. These inconsistencies can lead to weak spots in the finished product, which can compromise the integrity of your build.

With LVL, however, these issues are eliminated. The use of multiple thin layers of wood and Type-A adhesives results in a beam that is consistently strong and reliable, without any of the weak spots that can be found in traditional timber products.

LVL timber beams from King Truss

LVL is an Efficient Building Material

Another advantage of LVL is that it is more efficient to use than traditional timber. LVL is manufactured in larger lengths, which means that there are fewer joins and less waste. This makes LVL an ideal choice for building projects where waste reduction and cost savings are important considerations.

In addition, using LVL in your build can help to reduce your carbon footprint, as it is made from sustainably grown timber and has a lower carbon emissions footprint in the manufacturing process compared to steel frames and trusses.

Build Greener with LVLs

When it comes to building and construction, it’s important to consider not just the strength and versatility of the materials being used, but also their impact on the environment. This is where Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) shines as a standout option. As a wood-based product, LVL offers an unbeatable combination of strength, versatility, and eco-friendliness. Not only is it renewable, with the ability to be made from sustainably grown timber, but it’s also recyclable and biodegradable, making it an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their environmental impact.

By choosing LVL over traditional building materials like steel and concrete, you can feel confident that you’re making a responsible choice for both your project and the planet – something King Truss places much importance on in our building and timber product range.

The King Truss LVL Range: Unbeatable Quality and Variety

At King Truss, we’re proud to offer a wide range of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) products to meet all of your building needs. Our LVL timber rafters are the perfect choice for creating strong and stable roof structures, while our locally sourced and manufactured LVL building materials, like our floor systems, provide unbeatable quality and versatility. Whether you’re building a new home, an extension, or renovating an existing structure, our LVL products are the perfect choice.

We’re committed to providing our customers with only the best products and services, and that’s why we source our LVL materials locally whenever possible. By doing so, we’re able to ensure the highest quality and sustainability of our materials, while also supporting local businesses and communities.

Choose King Truss for Premium LVL Products

LVL is a highly versatile and reliable building material that is growing in popularity for good reason. With its strength and consistency, efficiency, and environmentally friendly properties, LVL is the perfect choice for your next build.

King Truss, as the leading supplier of building, timber, and prefabricated products in South East Queensland, is here to help you find the right LVL products for your project and to ensure that your build is a success. We have a world-class facility in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast, and have our own fleet of vehicles that make obtaining your materials easier with delivery options from Brisbane to Rockhampton and Kingaroy – and everywhere in between!

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make your building project a reality.

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