Metsä Wood UK
New European LVL handbook is the first comprehensive summary of the properties and end uses of LVL products. It has been compiled and published by the woodworking industry. The handbook is an extensive source of information for designers, engineers and builders.
The LVL handbook was published on September 26, 2019 at the Forum Wood Building Nordic conference in Helsinki. You can download the LVL handbook as pdf.
The Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries and the German Studiengemeinschaft Holzleimbau published on behalf of the LVL producers a joint technical bulletin that specifies the strength classes, tolerances and additional design provisions for LVL. The calculations in the LVL Handbook are based on this bulletin.
The Technical bulletin is available on website https://puutuoteteollisuus.fi/images/pdf/LVL_bulletin_eng.pdf
Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber)
Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic games. The pavilion will be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in the centre of Tokyo, Japan.
The building will be made entirely from Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements. This pavilion is an example of innovative architecture based on industrially manufactured wooden elements. The pavilion has been designed by world-renowned Finnish architect Pekka Helin from Helin & Co Architects.
The raw material for the pavilion comes from sustainably grown Finnish forests, owned by Jukka Heikkonen.
The structural design of the Metsä Pavilion has been done by a Finnish company, AINS Group. Project Manager Lasse Hietanen is responsible for the structural design of the Metsä Pavilion. The main goal was to create this unique building using as few parts as possible, making the production of Kerto LVL as efficient as possible.
Wooden Metsä Pavilion – Designing the optimal structure for a unique building (27.11.2019)Wood’s journey – sustainably from Finnish forests to downtown Tokyo (25.9.2019)Elegant Metsä Pavilion – Finnish wooden architecture in Tokyo ( 29.7.2019)A wooden Metsä pavilion in Tokyo (5.2.2019)
Talking Wood with structural designer Lasse HietanenTalking Wood with forest owner Jukka HeikkonenTalking Wood with architect Pekka Helin
At Metsä Wood UK, we hold Timber Academy training courses designed to improve your basic timber knowledge. Aimed at merchants, these two-day courses are held at our site in Boston, Lincolnshire, and include a tour of the site! For more details, use the link on the right to visit the
global Metsä Wood website.
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.
Open Source Wood is an open platform for sharing knowledge and innovation in modular wood construction. Open Source Wood gathers ideas and designs from all corners of the world and makes them available for all, free of charge. You can share your ideas, see what others have done and connect with other professionals.
Winner of the Open Source Wood LVL panel challenge
3D design objects for BIM and CAD software