Wood construction

Fast, light, green

with wood

Possibilities of wood construction

As a leading supplier of wood products, Metsä Wood knows from experience that Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. When used right, it saves money, time and nature.

Fast, light, green construction

Using prefabricated wood elements makes both the design and construction phase easy and quick. Wood is an extremely light-weighted material compared to other building materials. This enables long spans of load-bearing elements, and also saves costs in logistics.

Wood is a renewable material that has a suprisingly small carbon footprint during the whole lifecycle and can be used in buildings to store carbon. Wooden construction materials can be produced with 100% bioenergy and they can be recycled after the usage.

Kerto® LVL

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.

Tackling global challenges with wood construction

Fast, light, green articles

Fast, light, green articles about wood construction 

Fast, Light and Green article series show why the wood construction is the choice of the future

How we build now and in the future is critical to economic growth, human wellbeing, and our global climate. In the Fast, Light and Green series Metsä Wood opens up the possibilities of more sustainable, material efficient and productive construction through premium Kerto® LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber).The series provides insightful – even surprising – perspectives on why wood materials are often the superior choice over concrete or steel. We’ve also invited a diverse group of professionals who share our passion for wood to contribute their opinions and insights.

Reference cases show what has been done with wood

At Metsä Wood, we demand more – both of ourselves and our customers. Because excellence is never achieved by settling for the mediocre. Our success is based on our commitment, reliability and quality.

Here are some examples of wood construction cases we have done together with our partners.

Wood construction – applications

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Kerto® LVL systems and solutions 

​​​​​We meet the demanding needs of our construction partners through a combination of excellent products, customer understanding and joint planning together with a robust and efficient supply chain. Our products enable many different applications for wood construction.

  • Wood wall structures

  • Wood roofing

  • Wood flooring

  • Timber frames

  • Scaffolding and working platforms

  • Pre-fab industry

  • Kerto® LVL railway crossing panels

  • Prefabricated wood elements

  • Kerto® LVL insulated header

Sustainable  Nordic wood

Sustainable Nordic wood 

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

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.

Sustainable Nordic Wood

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.

Plan B

Plan B explores the possibilities of wood construction

Plan B: What could be done with wood

Whatever steel and concrete can do, wood can too, proves Metsä Wood’s new Plan B concept. Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. Metsä Wood knows from experience that when used right, wood saves money, time and nature. Plan B explores in detail how famous architectural buildings could be constructed of wood.

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Talking Wood with passionate professionals

Talking Wood videos with wood construction professionals 

Leading professionals have their say

Leading professionals of wood construction 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.