Kerto frame for barn Kosken Kartano, Kosken Asema, Finland

Agricultural building, Koski Manor

Location Salo Finland
Architect Principal designer: RA Marko Lappalainen, Nautakasvattamot.fi
Structural Design Insinööritoimisto Asko Keronen
Customer Koski Manor
Products Used Kerto LVL
Type Industrial And Agricultural Buildings

The load-bearing structure of the cowshed is a portal frame in Kerto® LVL

​Challenge

Koski Manor produces organically raised Hereford beef cattle. The farm needed a new timber constructed cowshed with an adjoining exercise yard. Grounds for the choice of timber were its environmentally friendliness and its appearance, coupled with its availability in Finland. The estate focuses on environmental issues and preserving biodiversity.

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Solution

The building is nearly 70 metres long and 21 metres deep with a roof ridge almost 10 metres above ground level. The manor’s livestock shed is built with three-pin frame made of Kerto®  LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The leg of the frame is cross laminated Kerto LVL Q while the top chord is Kerto LVL S.

Results

The advantages of Kerto’s three-pin frame are its lightness, strength and speed of erection. Furthermore, it is easy to estimate the quantity of material on the basis of standard solutions. There are no restrictions on openings at each end of the frame. Long-span portal frames are also used for machinery sheds, warehouses, and riding schools.

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