Kerto manual is a tool for the structural designer which helps in design of wooden structures according to Eurocode 5. The manual also offers a proper info package about Kerto products and their applications.
The Kerto manual includes four chapters of the most common connector types (Nailed, Screwed, Dowelled and Bolted connections). All the chapters have been done as a separate entity so the user will not need to look through several sources.The equations are according to the Finnish timber building guide made by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers. Part of them are simplifications from the Eurocode 5 formulas and on the safe side and the rest just as they are in Eurocode.All the parts that are according to Finnish national annex are separately marked. Country wise national annex values need to be used in these parts, but there are only a few of those places. Additional timber connection information has also been collected from several sources.All the background materials are marked at bibliography and endnotes.
Metsä Wood timber products are used to built the FMO Tapiola wooden office building. See how the wooden office building looks like!
Wooden interior design of One Main office shows the astounding possibilities of Kerto LVL. The client’s vision was to make their office space convey true commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Hurlingham Club Racquet Center got a light roof structure with Kerto® LVL elements. The sunken low-profile shape and a curved green sedum roof minimize the environmental impact of the building.
Metsä Wood delivers timber products for consumers through B&Q DIY store chain. Read more about the strategic partnership.
Viikki residential area in Helsinki has a unique wooden quarter, made with Metsä Wood timber. Read more about Metsä Wood Multi-Storey System.
Metsä Wood Kerto LVL is used in DB Schenker wooden terminal building. Read more how Kerto LVL is used in large scale industrial buildings.
Metsä Wood tailor made Kerto-Q LVL panels are used in ASSYX concrete block shuttering. Read how dimensionally stable LVL panels can be used in shuttering.
Metsä Wood timber products have been used in the Mega Market in Stockach, Germany. Kerto-Ripa wooden roof and floor elements are ideal for long span roof structures, suitable for large department stores.
Metsätapiola, the head office of Metsä Wood, has been supported and decorated with curved glulam beams and massive Kerto columns. Read more about the timber framing and roofing solutions used!
Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury has been built using Metsä Wood Kerto. Read more how Kerto LVL can be used in construction.
Tommi Mäkinen Racing building has a a glulam frame and the roof has been made with Kerto roof elements. These products are ideal contruction materials for various of buildings.
The My Green World exhibition centre in Netherlands has been constructed from Metsä Wood’s Kerto laminated veneer lumber. See how flexible wood construction can be!
Kerto LVL and Kerto-Ripa roofing elements have been used for framing of Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation. The timber frames made of Kerto are flexible to design and fast to install.
Kerto LVL has been used to build the Parasol Metropol - one of the largest wooden buildings in the world. See how the incredible building has been made!
Metsä Wood Kerto LVL and glulam is used in Kannustalo's ready-to-move houses. Read more how reliable deliveries means less costs.
Kerto-Q LVL panels are used in door manufacturing. Read how Rocal uses Metsä Woods products in manufacturing.
Metsä Wood delivers Kerto® LVL products to Balteschwiler. For over 30 years Balteschwiler (timber merchant in Switzerland) and Metsä have had a strong partnership.
The roof of the Diesel Benelux headquarter's is a masterpiece. Building with Kerto-Ripa was fast and the elements are produced efficiently and sustainably
Koski Manor produces organically raised Hereford beef cattle. The farm's new cowshed was constructed with three-pin frame made of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber).
The Ämmässuo sorting station canopy of approximately 3000 square meters is constructed of pre-waterproofed Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) box elements.
Metsä Wood supplied wooden construction materials and it’s expertise for social care initiative “The Children’s Home of the Future” in Kerteminde, Denmark.
Distinctive wood architecture of Paris police department's extension combines the new with the old using of Kerto® LVL laminated veneer lumber
The innovative and efficient wood design of Immanuel Kirche was constructed using a rib structure made of Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams.
Straagaarden was build with only nature's own raw materials. Using Kerto LVL as structures, the building is firm and green, both at the same time.
Use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) enabled the quick and thorough renovation of De Roma cinema building. The 3D design was done in BIM, including acoustics.
1895, renovation 2015 /
Kaifu is a historically listed building, which required particular renovation techniques. Load-bearing structure of the roof uses Kerto-Q beams. The rafters were made of Kerto-S beams.
Schlagwerk produces musical instruments. Their new production facilites (open hall of 1,600m²) are made of Kerto® laminated veneer lumber and glulam.
Wooden frame of the Berlin-Britz open air stage is made of re-glued Kerto-Q LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The frames are impregnated against the weather.
Le Pavillon de Terre-Bonne office building was build using Kerto-Ripa elements.
With wooden elements the construction stays relatively slim and with this solution large spans can be easily achieved.
De Karel Doorman consists of the renovation of a shopping building: Ter Meulen and an added residential building. Prefab additional floors were build using Kerto beams and Metsä spruce plywood.
An additional storey for an apartment block was constructed using Kerto-Ripa® (LVL – laminated veneer lumber) wooden roof elements.
Cockfield Windmill is a windmill structure converted to accommodation for holiday lets. Kerto-Q LVL was used to form the curved rib structure.
Six new apartments were made from Kerto-Ripa roof elements on a 1960s building in Paris. Wood elements are a lightweight solution for additional floors.
The Clamart sports centre shows innovative use of Kerto® LVL. The complex shape was enabled by long spans, freedom of curvature and high connection strength.
The Östermalm's famous market hall required a complete renovation. A temporay building for market hall's entreprenours was built with Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL. The temporary hall became a success story.
SI-Modular has developped a wood framing system aimed at the one and two-storey house construction. With this system, the houses are constructed in timber completely without screws, using interlocking connections.
The Stayokay hostel in Bergen op Zoom is unique regarding the special manner in which the constructive Kerto-Ripa wooden floors have been applied.