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Prolam Smartframe LVL15 Laminated Veneer Lumber

Prolam Smartframe LVL 15 is a Douglas Fir structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL) manufactured to meet the quality controlled process requirements of AS/NZS 4357 - Structural Laminated Veneer Lumber.

Compliance with process based quality control requirements is third party audited by SAI-Global, and the audits, together with end product testing is used as the basis for Product Certification by SAI-Global as a JAS-ANZ accredited Product Certification body.

JAS-ANZ stands for the government established Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand which exists as the peak organisation for accreditation of Product Certification bodies.

Prolam Smartframe LVL 15 can be supplied untreated, or treated in accordance with the Prolam Smartframe LVL preservation treatment standard 20 June 2017 to meet the durability requirements where hazard class H1.2 or less applies.

Prolam Smartframe LVL15 can be used in any form of construction where the structure relies on AS/NZS 1170: 2002 and NZ 3603 1993. The design can be from the Prolam online software, span tables or specific design by an engineer using Prolam Smartframe LVL15 structural properties. All structural timber products must be stored, handled and installed in accordance with all Prolam’s installation requirements. 

 

Limitations on use

Prolam Smartframe LVL15 can only be used within the building envelope. Prolam Smartframe LVL 15 can be supplied untreated, or treated in accordance with the Prolam Smartframe LVL preservation treatment standard 20 June 2017 to meet the durability requirements where hazard class H1.2 or less applies.

Building code statement of compliance 

Prolam Smartframe LVL15 installed in accordance with the Prolam installation requirements, will comply with the below performance clauses of the New Zealand building code.

  • Structure B1/AS1: meets the requirements of B1.3.1 B1.3.2 B1.3.3 (a, b, f, j, m, q) B1.3.4 (a, b, c, d, e); AS1170:2002 for engineering span tables, AS/NZS 1328:1998 and AS5068 for building element
  • Durability B2/AS1: meets the requirements of B2.3.1(a) B2.3.2. Correct treatments must be used in the right places.
  • Protection from Fire C: APA Evaluation of Char Rate (ASTM E119), TT- 118, January 2015; meets the requirements of C6.3 C6.4. Where members are required to have a fire resistance rating the designer can use the follow standards for FRR design: TT-118 OR: NZS 3603:1993 (section 9).
  • Hazardous Building Materials F2/AS1: meets the requirements of F2.3.1. Timber treatment suppliers meet NZS3640, which includes flash-off requirements.

NZBC designed to comply

B1
Structure

B2 
Durability

B3
Protection from Fire

B4
Hazardous Building Materials

Features & Benefits

Cost Effectiveness

High weight-to-strength ratio of Prolam allows for maximum loads over large spans with the smallest possible end sections.

Product Quality

Prolam manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 1328 Glue Laminated Structural Timber standard.

Fire Safety

Extensive fire test data shows that Prolam beams maintain structural load support for measurable periods of time in fire situations.

Design Flexibility

Prolam can be curved to virtually any radii without loss of strength and manufactured specifically to the designer’s needs.

Renewable Resource

Made from renewable New Zealand plantation timber, Prolam uses14 times less energy to produce compared to the equivalent steel beam.

Chemical Resistance

Prolam works well in harsh environments as it does not rust and the glues used are service class 3 certified.

Why Choose Prolam

Engineered Structural Timber Solutions

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