Metsä Wood's Kerto is a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) 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.
Kerto is produced from 3 mm thick, rotary-peeled softwood veneers that are glued together to form a continuous sheet. The sheet is cut to length and sawn into beams, planks or panels in according to customer´s requirements.
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In Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City Challenge, the iconic Seagram Building was turned into a hybrid and more sustainable building with Kerto LVL.
Fast construction for temporary schools in Finland – success with prefabricated wooden modules incorporating Kerto LVL.
The Linnanfältti multi-storey residential buildings in Turku were constructed from Kerto LVL-based prefabricated elements. Offisite makes construction fast and efficient.
The unique Macallan Distillery features an undulating wooden roof made of prefabricated Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) and glulam structures.
Showcasing green building materials, Metsä Group’s visitor centre combines the flexibility of Kerto LVL with innovative architecture.
The four-storey Building D(emountable) in Delft, Holland is a hybrid building: the structure combines a steel frame and prefabricated wooden elements.
Metsä Pavilion in Tokyo is a meeting place for Finnish companies and Finnish national athletics teams. The Pavilion was constructed quickly using Kerto LVL elements.
The whole Verksbyen area in Norway presents the future of sustainable living – and Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is part of the story.
As part of the Cranleigh School’s development project, two squash court buildings were redeveloped and expanded. The new building, van Hasselt Centre, was built using a hybrid structure combining steel frame with Kerto LVL roof and floor elements.
Plywood walling and a wooden frame for a horseback riding arena in Belgium
The use of lightweight Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) made it possible to build the roof structure fast and sustainably.
Hotel restaurant de KASerne stands on a three-pin frame made of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The frame was erected quickly thanks to light and prefabricated parts.
The world’s tallest wooden building, the Mjösa Tower – sturdy, high-quality floors with the help of Kerto LVL
Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill was inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia in October 2018. Due to the tight construction schedule, the use of prefabricated elements was the best option.
Using material-efficient Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products makes the building process fast, light and green.
The tailor cut and dimensionally accurate Kerto LVL beams make the production easy and efficient and the structure strong.
The construction of three new waterside lodges at the Center Parcs site in Elveden Forest is an ambitious architectural and engineering project.
SPA-Bungalow is made of wooden modules built with Metsä Wood's Kerto LVL Q-panels.
Kokoon, compact and flexible modular housing with Kerto LVL, is one of the winners of Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood award.
Metsä Group’s visitor centre in Äänekoski, in Central Finland, is a prime example of the fast construction using wood.
Schwäbisch Gmünd college's dining/event hall's exceptional roof construction was completed with Kerto LVL Q-panels and S-beams. The load-bearing and dimensionally stable LVL enabled the grillage frame structure.
The wooden Dome of Visions in Aarhus, Denmark, provides inspiration for a future with more sustainable and climate-friendly timber construction.
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 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.
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.
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 Stayokay hostel in Bergen op Zoom is unique regarding the special manner in which the constructive Kerto LVL wooden element floors have been applied.
Six new apartments were made from Kerto LVL roof elements on a 1960s building in Paris. Wood elements are a lightweight solution for additional floors.
Cockfield Windmill is a windmill structure converted to accommodation for holiday lets. Kerto LVL Q was used to form the curved rib structure.
An additional storey for an apartment block was constructed using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) wooden roof elements.
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 LVL S-beams and Metsä spruce plywood.
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.
Le Pavillon de Terre-Bonne office building was build using Kerto LVL elements.
With wooden elements the construction stays relatively slim and with this solution large spans can be easily achieved.
Wooden frame of the Berlin-Britz open air stage is made of re-glued Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) Q-panels. The frames are impregnated against the weather.
Schlagwerk produces musical instruments. Their new production facilites (open hall of 1,600m²) are made of Kerto® laminated veneer lumber and glulam.
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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.
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.
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.
The innovative and efficient wood design of Immanuel Kirche was constructed using a rib structure made of Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams.
Distinctive wood architecture of Paris police department's extension combines the new with the old using of Kerto® LVL laminated veneer lumber
Metsä Wood supplied wooden construction materials and it’s expertise for social care initiative “The Children’s Home of the Future” in Kerteminde, Denmark.
The Ämmässuo sorting station canopy of approximately 3000 square meters is constructed of pre-waterproofed Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) box elements.
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 roof of the Diesel Benelux headquarter's is a masterpiece. Building with Kerto LVL elements was fast and the elements are produced efficiently and sustainably
The use of Kerto LVL wooden elements in Karisma shopping centre's interiors and exteriors makes it a comfortable and pleasant for customers.
Metsä Wood delivers Kerto® LVL products to Balteschwiler. For over 30 years Balteschwiler (timber merchant in Switzerland) and Metsä have had a strong partnership.
Kerto LVL Q-panels are used in door manufacturing. Read how Rocal uses Metsä Woods products in manufacturing.
Metsä Wood Kerto LVL and glulam is used in Kannustalo's ready-to-move houses. Read more how reliable deliveries means less costs.
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!
Kerto LVL and Kerto LVL roofing elements have been used for framing of Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation. The timber frames made of Kerto LVL are flexible to design and fast to install.
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!
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.
Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury has been built using Metsä Wood Kerto. Read more how Kerto LVL can be used in construction.
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!
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.
Metsä Wood tailor made Kerto LVL Q-panels are used in ASSYX concrete block shuttering. Read how dimensionally stable LVL panels can be used in shuttering.
Metsä Wood Kerto LVL is used in DB Schenker wooden terminal building. Read more how Kerto LVL is used in large scale industrial buildings.
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 timber products are used to built the FMO Tapiola wooden office building. See how the wooden office building looks like!