Open Source Wood initiative

Open Source Wood - now published!

An open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction

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New video courses in Timber Academy make you a Kerto® Expert!

Timber Academy - online courses for wood construction professionals

To serve our customers better and better we at Metsä Wood have put together a new video course "Kerto Expert" in Timber Academy. The course based on the most frequently asked questions about our Kerto LVL products.

"These Kerto Expert courses cover a wide range of topics with a technical approach, and not just by underlining the characteristics of the products, but introducing the advantages your get with using them. Deeper technical understanding will take your timber engineering expertise to the next level", says Jussi Björman, Director of Techical Customer Service at Metsä Wood, who is starring on the videos.

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Modular wooden living on the rooftops of Poissy

As part of an urban development project in Poissy, near Paris, 33 new apartments were constructed on top of existing residential buildings. The apartments were built with prefabricated wooden modules made from fast, light and green Kerto® LVL products. Thanks to the prefabrication and light wooden structures, the construction took only six months to complete.

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Metsä Wood launches a groundbreaking platform for Open Source Wood

The Open Source Wood initiative was launched in June 2017 by Metsä Wood in order to accelerate growth in urban wood construction. The new offers a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The service is free and welcomes all organisations and individuals.

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Wooden roof structure for college centre’s dining hall

The unique roof construction in the new dining hall, nestled into the surrounding scenery, is the centrepiece of the regional college in Schwäbisch Gmünd. The new building is a multifunctional hall that is used for dining during the day and for events in the evening. The design team from Liebel/Architecten  was able to create a versatile space with a compact and functional solution.

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Finnwood structural calculation software

Finnwood structural design software

​Simple and easy to use, Finnwood structural calculation software performs calculations for individual beams and columns made of Kerto® LVL and other Metsä Wood products. A user-friendly interface makes designing structural members fast, efficient and effective.

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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
  • Birch plywood

    Birch plywood
  • Spruce plywood

    Spruce plywood
  • Nordic premium timber

    Nordic premium timber
  • Finnjoist i-beam

    Finnjoist i-beam
  • UK specific products

    UK specific products

Timber Academy

Timber Academy - e-learning for timber professionals and students

Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL

​​​ Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

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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