• Kerto® LVL

  • Kerto® LVL S-beam

  • Kerto® LVL Q-panel and L-panel

  • Kerto® LVL T-stud

  • Kerto-Ripa® LVL roofing solution

  • Kerto® LVL WeatherGuard®

  • Kerto® LVL Qp-beam

Kerto® LVL manual

Kerto panels

Design tool according to Eurocode 5

 Kerto® LVL 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® LVL products and their applications.

The Kerto® LVL 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.

The equations are according to the Finnish timber building guide made by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers. Part of them are simplifications from the Eurocode 5 formulas and on the safe side and the rest just as they are in Eurocode.

All the parts that are according to Finnish national annex are separately marked. Country wise national annex values need to be used in these parts, but there are only a few of those places. Additional timber connection information has also been collected from several sources.

All the background materials are marked at bibliography and endnotes.

Material properties
Visual properties​
​Mechanical properties
Fire resistance
Moisture behaviour
​Thermal properties
​Biological chemical durability
​Certificates and approvals
Basic use
Columns and studs​
Floor and roof beams
Surface treatments
Applications and dimensioning
Bolted connections
​Dowelled connections
​Nailed connections
​Screwed connections
​Holes and notches
Curved structures
Further processing
Multiple gluing
Handling and logistics
​Transport, handling and storage
​Delivery dimensions


Applications for Kerto® LVL

  • Wood wall structures

  • Wood roofing

  • Wood flooring

  • Timber frames

  • Multi-storey timber frame system

  • Scaffolding and working platforms

  • Pre-fab industry

  • Kerto® LVL railway crossing panels

  • Prefabricated wood elements

  • Kerto® LVL insulated header

Kerto® LVL reference cases