Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019
Ecological construction product maker, STEICO expands its LVL product range to improve services. The Munich-based company is a renowned brand in European market in the wood fibre insulation materials sector. STEICO products are popularly used in new construction and when renovating roofs, walls, ceilings, floors and facades. These products are unique and enriches the lumber sector.
STEICO LVL Laminated Veneer Lumber is now available in standard formats and sections. STEICO has widened its range of LVL. All formats and sections that are common in timber construction are now stocked at the production site and available for purchase. This increased LVL range enables better planning, more flexibility and covers all the requirements of timber construction.
STEICO’s products allow the construction of future-proof, healthy buildings with a particularly high quality of living and a healthy atmosphere. STEICO’s products offer reliable protection against cold, heat and also noise, and they permanently improve the building’s energy efficiency.
The increased dimensional stability and high strength cross-sections of STEICO LVL allow for dynamic structures with reduced material usage. When comparing like for like cross sections with C16 / C24 solid timbers, STEICO LVL can achieve significantly longer spans and more efficient designs. STEICO LVL is formed from multiple layers of 3mm graded wood veneers, bonded together with strong adhesives, creating large homogenous panels for cutting to smaller sections for various applications. This construction gives LVL material the highest strength, excellent dimensional stability and consistent quality. STEICO LVL R consists of veneers that are all bonded in a longitudinal layer orientation. It provides efficient timber material for beam and stud applications, eg. floor joists, raf-ters (large spans), sole and header plate (high resistance to compression), studs (dimensional stability, slender studs in timber framing for less thermal bridging.