VERSA-LAM® products are excellent
as structural beams, floor and roof
framing supports or as door lintels, window lintels and garage door lintels and columns.
Manufactured with no camber, VERSA-LAM
products provide flatter, quieter floors, and consequently,
the builder can expect happier customers.
Common Beam Sizes
is one of the strongest and stiffest engineered wood products
approved in the UK.
Whilst VERSA-LAM can be manufactured and supplied in billets up to 1.2m x 1.2m x 20m long,
it is typically available in thicknesses of 38mm, 45mm, 89mm,
133mm and 178mm, and in depths from 9mm
Tolerances in finished dimensions are:
Thickness ± 1.6mm
Width ± 3.2mm
Length ± 3.2mm
VERSA-LAM arrives on-site with a moisture content
of 8% to 10%. In a Service Class 1 environment, it will attain an equilibrium
moisture content of 10%, whilst in a Service Class 2
environment, it will reach a final equilibrium moisture
content of 12% to 14%. In similar environments, solid
timber will reach an equilibrium moisture content of 12%
and 18%, respectively, having typically been delivered to
site at approx 18% to 24% moisture content.
VERSA-LAM is an untreated product with a natural
durability sufficient to ensure a minimum design life
of 60 years when installed in a Service Class 1 or 2
environment and not subject to mechanical damage
or insect attack. Preservative treatment should not be
undertaken without consulting supplier as this may affect the structural
integrity of the product.