Engineered timber

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Introduction

Metsä Wood is Europe's leading manufacturer and supplier of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) and Finnjoist I-beams. We have decades of experience of supplying high quality engineered wood products to the construction and distribution industries. Explore the products and service offering available below and by visiting the global Metsä Wood website.

                    

Products

  • Kerto® LVL

    Kerto® LVL laminated veneer lumber
  • Finnjoist I-beam

    Finnjoist I-beam
  • Spruce plywood

    Spruce plywood
  • Birch plywood

    Birch plywood
  • Nordic premium timber

    Nordic premium timber
  • UK timber upgrades

    UK timber upgrades

At Metsä Wood UK, we supply a range of high quality engineered wood products to the building and construction industry. Please use the links below and on the right to explore the range on the global Metsä Wood website.

Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber)                                                                  

                                        Kerto LVL S-beam                                Kerto LVL Q-panel

                

For customers in the UK, Kerto LVL S-beams are supplied WeatherGuard coated, with the exception of 90mm and 133mm which are supplied uncoated.

The UK stocks sizes up to 12m in length. Other sizes and finishes are available to special order. Please contact the UK  sales team for more information.

Finnjoist I-beams (FJIs)

Finnjoist size table

Other sizes and finishes are available to special order. Please contact the UK  sales team for more information.

SoundBar acoustic floor system

The SoundBar System is an acoustic floor solution for use in timber frame structures and masonry builds. It has a quick installation time and offers excellent acoustic performance.


 

Metsä Wood produces a range of specialist spruce plywood panels which are suitable for interior and exterior construction projects. Variations include Metsä Wood Spruce, Spruce FireResist, Spruce MouldGuard, Spruce WeatherGuard and Spruce Flex.

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Metsä Wood's range of specialist birch plywood panels is suitable for a range of applications including construction and the transport industry. As well as standard sizes, we produce XL and King Size panels for projects which require fewer visible joints.

OTHER PRODUCTS

Services

 

At Metsä Wood UK, we support our customers with a wide range of services which go beyond simply offering high quality products.

Product experts

Contact our team of product experts who are on hand to share their knowledge and experience of our full range. If you have questions about production processes, features and benefits, or how to make the most effective use of engineered wood in your project, we have someone who can help. For architects and engineers, why not try the support section of our Open Source Wood platform?

Availability

We hold comprehensive levels of stock for Kerto LVL and Finnjoist I-beams at our site in King's Lynn. This ensures reliable, ready availability for your project.

Forecasting

At Metsä Wood UK, we believe in working closely with our customers. We can help you to forecast your demand, and in turn, we use this information to make sure that we have the necessary stock on time in the UK.

Own collection

Own collection can be made from our facility in King's Lynn, Norfolk. This is for Kerto LVL and Finnjoist I-beams, and is subject to you providing us with the requisite notice.

Varied delivery options

Standard products can be delivered on a maximum ten day lead time, but many deliveries are made within three to five days.

While small loads may be subject to a transport charge, full loads are delivered directly to our customers' premises, usually on a flatbed truck or articulated vehicle. Customers need to ensure that they have mechanical offload facilities available, such as a forklift.

Open Source Wood platform

Metsä Wood is calling on all architects and engineers to share their innovations in wood construction. The Open Source Wood initiative is a pioneering open innovation project aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and growth in modular wood construction. Find elements, share ideas, connect with pros, join and contribute, and get support at opensourcewood.com

Technical support

Metsä Wood UK's technical, engineering and design team has decades of experience within the timber industry, and is dedicated to supporting you with everything from design to product optimisation. Depending on the needs of our customers, structural design and draughting support may be available. Our UK-based technical hotline is ready to assist with your enquiries.Click here to find out how to contact us.

Customer service support

We have a dedicated customer service team on hand to assist with advising on stock availability, processing orders and arranging delivery. In addition, we can advise on pack sizes, available lengths and all product data, so if you need any help or information, click here to find our contact details.

Design software

Metsä Wood has several tools aimed at making timber design and structural analysis simple and accessible.

Finnwood® is a design tool which can be used to compare and calculate Kerto® LVL panels and beams, along with Finnjoist I-beams (FJIs). You can download this software directly from the global Metsä Wood website.

Available as an app to use on-the-go, Finnframe® is a tool to support building sites when installing our engineered wood products. For our distribution customers, we have the Finnframe design package which provides detailed specifications, material listings and drawings for Finnframe floor systems using Finnjoist I-beams (FJIs), Kerto LVL and Finnseal. You can find a copy of the Finnframe remedial form here.

Design libraries

At Metsä Wood, we understand that collaboration and the sharing of knowledge is one of the best ways to improve the use of timber in construction. That's why we've launched the Open Source Wood platform, a freely available resource where design professionals can share ideas, designs and experience.

For engineers and designers, our timber product families are available to download in several places: bimstore, ProdLib and the global Metsä Wood website.

CPD seminars

Our team of experienced engineers are available to present CPD seminars to groups of architects and/or engineers. Click here to find out more about what's included and how to request a CPD seminar for your organisation.

Distributor network

Metsä Wood UK has a wide distribution network, supplying our engineered wood products to offsite and on-site manufacturers, contractors and constructors across the country. This ensures further product support for the construction industry.