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Timber Academy online product courses

Timber Academy – online courses about wood products

Take advantage of Metsä Wood's free online Timber Academy courses which covers all main product families including Kerto and Plywood, an overview of Metsa Wood and a course (made up of 16 modules) specifically for timber merchants in the UK. Learn the basics in short 10 minute training sessions! Completing the courses is easy: just register for the Timber Academy service, sign in and study.

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SI-Modular: Sustainable building system with Metsä Wood’s timber I-beams

SI-Modular: Sustainable building system with Metsä Wood’s timber I-beams

​How about building houses without screws? A German architect Hans-Ludwig Stell has developed a sophisticated modular system for one and two-storey house construction. This SI-Modular building system is based on Metsä Wood's  Wood´s I-beams Finnjoist® and Kerto® LVL, using interlocking connections in the installation.

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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

    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

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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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