Timber Academy online product courses

Timber Academy – online courses about wood products Metsä Wood is offering free online Timber Academy courses built around its products. The material covers all main product families. Learn the basics of our products in short 10 minute training sessions!

Completing the courses is easy: just register for the Timber Academy service, sign in and study.

The material covers all main product families and the courses have an interactive element – you study a product range and then answer questions.

  • Which has a better weight to strength ratio, redwood or whitewood?
  • What is the average density of spruce plywood?
  • I need a Kerto-S LVL beam in size 51 times 300 millimetre in lenght of 5,4 meters. In stock I have some 51 times 300 millimetre beams in length 3,6 meters and 51 times 250 millimetre beams in length 5,4, What should I do?
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Wood construction battles climate change through carbon storage

Wood construction battles climate change through carbon storage

One of the most important ways to mitigate climate change is to find new ways of capturing carbon from the atmosphere. As the building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions, it plays a vital role in battling climate change. Wood construction is a part of the solution, as timber products lock approximately 1 ton of CO2 per 1 m3 of wood.

“We need to search for the big picture solutions of today’s vast climate, environmental and world housing needs. This requires looking at the fundamentals of the way we build – from the material choices of large urban buildings to the details of energy performance”, Dr. Frank Werner from Frank Werner Environment & Development says.

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Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL elements

Hurlingham Racquet Centre’s light green roof features Kerto® LVL elements

The Hurlingham project in London involved the construction of a sports complex including four indoor tennis courts and four squash courts. The racquet hall, designed by David Morley Architects, is 35 metres wide and 55 metres long. The main span consists of suspended steel beams. To give the courts space and reduce the costs, the beams are spaced with large gaps of 12.9 metres. To fill these gaps, the architect wanted to see wood.


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Talking Wood videos

Talkin Wood videos with professionals of wood construction

​​New Talkin​​​​g Wood video

Architect Fabienne Bulle has been working enthusiastically with wood since her time in architecture school. Now she wants to share the story of how she "discovered" Kerto® LVL.

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​​Talking Wood

​Leading professionals who share our passion for engineered wood, specifically Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), have their say in the Talking Wood videos. Each expert talks about a subject close to the speakers’ heart. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us.​​

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Did you know that the cold Northern climate actually improves wood quality?

Sustainable Nordic Wood from sustainably managed forests

​As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.

The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.

Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood

  • Strong - Tight grains
  • Light weight
  • Homogenous appearance
  • Natural aesthetics
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Minimal thermal expansion

Nordic wood is sustainable

  • 100% traceable origin
  • 100% from sustainably managed forests
  • 100% renewable: 4 new saplings planted for every tree harvested to ensure a continuous forest growth.
  • CO2 absorbed during entire lifecycle
  • Reliable supply: Our owners have 5 million hectares of forests covering half of the privately owned forests in Finland.

Engineered  wood products

  • Kerto® LVL

    Kerto® LVL laminated veneer lumber
  • Finnjoist i-beam

    Finnjoist i-beam
  • Plywood

    Birch plywood
  • MasterPlank scaffolding boards

    MasterPlank scaffolding boards
  • Exterior timber cladding

    Exterior timber cladding
  • Decking

  • Skirting, architrave & mouldings

    Skirting, architrave & mouldings
  • Interior wall cladding

    Interior wall cladding
  • PTG flooring

    PTG flooring
  • Door lining and casings

    Door lining and casing
  • PSE – planed square edge timber

    PSE – planed square edge timber
  • Sawn joinery

    Nordic premium timber
  • Hunter woodshavings

    Hunter woodshavings
  • Megaspread woodshavings

    Megaspread woodshavings

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Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL

Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL 

Incredibly strong and dimensionally stable timber beam

Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.

Industrial efficiency

The two word strategy

In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.

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