TimberStrand® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) is now available in a 1.7E Header/Beam.
This new product offers superior performance properties, comparable to those of LVL at a substantially lower cost.
Available in widths of 35mm and 45mm and depths from 95mm to 356mm, the TimberStrand® LSL 1.7E Header/Beam is available in lengths up to 19.87m making it ideal for long spans. It offers a one-piece framing solution, perfect for door or window headers, beams and garage door openings. The TimberStrand® LSL 1.7E Header/Beam is manufactured using a proprietary environmentally friendly process. Relying on abundant, fast-growing species such as aspen and yellow poplar, reduces the acreage devoted to timber harvesting. The TimberStrand® LSL manufacturing process randomises woods natural strength-reducing defects, such as knots and pitch pockets, providing a consistent, reliable product for specifiers and builders.
"The 1.7E TimberStrand® LSL beams are the most economical beam solution for applications where high bending stress values are required and locations where tight shear nailing is required," commented Al Huber, General Manager of Australasian Operations for Trus Joist.
TimberStrand® LSL is the environmentally smart choice for Australian builders, and is suitable for use as part of the Silent Floor® system in applications such as short and intermediate span beams, lintels, purlins, columns and rim board.