Kerto® manual for technical designers 

Design tool according to Eurocode 5

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kerto manual is a tool for the structural designer which helps in design of wooden structures according to Eurocode 5. The manual also offers a proper info package about Kerto products and their applications.

The Kerto manual includes four chapters of the most common connector types (Nailed, Screwed, Dowelled and Bolted connections). All the chapters have been done as a separate entity so the user will not need to look through several sources.

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Technical support  / Open Source Wood

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Metsä Wood offers free technical service at Open Source Wood platform. If you have any technical questions, register to Open Source Wood and use 'get support' section. You can also post questions on Twitter with #OpenSourceWood.

Open source wood

Finnwood structural calculation software

Finnwood – structural calculation software for wood construction designs 

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

Finnwood enables users to freely choose the geometry of the structural system including spans, support widths, slopes and loadings. After the geometry and loads have been selected, the software calculates the optimal member size and prints out full structural calculations - simple!

The software has been localised for the USA and for many European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Each localization calculates according to the locally valid building code or standard, such as NDS (USA) or Eurocode 5 and its National Annex.

Finnwood software can be downloaded free of charge from a country's Metsä Wood web site or obtained from a local Metsä Wood office. For the website delivery, please click on the relevant country link below.

BIM (building information modeling) components 

Kerto® LVL BIM design objects available for leading building design software

You can easily design Kerto® LVL using ready-made BIM design objects. Kerto LVL products are available directly in several leading building design software and product library tools. Supported software includes AutoCAD, Revit, ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Dlubal Software and many more.

Digital engineering (BIM) goes beyond the planning and design phase of the project, extending throughout the building life cycle, supporting processes including cost management, construction management, project management and facility operation.

Read more about Kerto LVL in BIM

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Declaration of performance documents (DOP)

DoP – Declaration of Performance documents 

Here you can access Declaration of Performance documents (DoPs) for the products you purchase from Metsä Wood, for compliance to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

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Timber Academy

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.

Finnframe structural flooring design tool

Finnframe – structural flooring design tool 

The Finnframe flooring system is an integrated state-of-the-art solution that provides floor structures quickly, efficiently and economically.

The system consists of Metsä Wood engineered wood products that are created to a customised design. The basic components of the system are Metsä Wood I-joists (Finnjoist), Kerto-S trimmers and headers, Kerto-Q rim beams and their ready-made details and connections.

The heart of the system is the Finnframe software which converts your own floor plans into a 3-D image of the supporting structure together with a complete bill of materials and detailed site plans. The software designs both floor panels and floors built on site.

Finnframe software is available in two environments - UK and France - and requires a written partner agreement with the local Metsä Wood office.

Downloads and image bank

Downloads (material archive)

From downloads section you can find our product datasheets, manuals and other downloads.

Management systems and certificates

Metsä Wood aims at continuous improvement, and that is supported by certified management systems as well as certified OHS and product safety systems.

Image bank

You are welcome to use Metsä Wood Image Bank free of charge for journalistic purposes or promoting Metsä Wood company and products. All other unauthorised use or copying are prohibited.
Please register to our image bank and gain immediate access to the photos.

Please mention the Metsä Wood image bank as the source when using these photographs.

UK tools

UK specific tools and instructions

In addition to globally adaptable tools, Metsä Wood UK is offering tools related to the products available exclusively in the UK.