Kerto® LVL

Kerto® LVL
Kerto® LVL

Excellent technical performance and dimensional stability 

Kerto® LVL is structural laminated veneer lumber used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto LVL combines excellent technical performance with ease of use. Its essential qualities include strength and rigidity, dimensional stability and light weight.

Kerto LVL is produced from 3 mm thick rotary-peeled strength graded softwood veneers. The veneers are bonded with weather- and boil-resistant phenol formaldehyde adhesive to form a continuous b​illet. The billet is cut to length and sawn into LVL beams, planks or panels according to customer´s requirements.

Kerto LVL production is managed according to the principles of standard ISO 9001. The quality and the constancy of performance of the products is controlled by regular third party inspections and audits. Kerto LVL products are CE marked and they have several national approvals worldwide.

Further processing

Kerto LVL products can be further processed according to customer requirements. Further processing is an essential part of customer service and supply chain.  It saves time and minimizes waste on building site or in industrial processes.

  • Sanding: optical or calibrated
  • Edge profiling, e.g, tongue and groove
  • Special cutting: both straight and tapered shapes
  • CNC machining
  • Multiple gluing (Kerto GLVL)
  • Surface treatments

Main applications 

Beams and headers
Floor joists
Rafters and ridge beams
Studs and columns
Portal frames
Components of roof, floor and wall elements
Components for industrial applications, e.g. door and window manufacturing
Concrete formwork
All available applications

European LVL strength classes for structural LVL

Kerto LVL products fulfil or exceed the requirements of strength classes defined by the European LVL producers in LVL Bulletin according to the following table.


510 kg/m3

440 kg/m3





LVL 48 P

Kerto® LVL S-beam

LVL 32 P

Kerto® LVL T-stud

Vertical and horizontal panels

LVL 36 C / 32 C

Kerto® LVL Q-panel

LVL 25 C / 22 C

Kerto® LVL L-panel

Industrial panels

Industrial beams

Kerto® LVL Qp-beam

Kerto® LVL Kate

Kerto® LVL special constructions

Design tools

Span tables for Kerto LVL

Predesigner for the most common floor, wall and roof applications of Kerto LVL

Carbon storage calculator

Calculate the long-term carbon storage of Metsä Wood products

Finnwood design software

Structural calculations for beams, columns and wooden elements

BIM 3D objects

Kerto LVL BIM design objects available for leading building design software

All available design tools