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    SmartFrame delivers the next generation in Laminated Veneer Lumber

    Strong, light, always straight and easy to nail. SmartLVL provides the next generation in engineered wood products.

    SmartLVL 14/15 is the strongest LVL in the market, with LVL15 having span equivalent to F17 hardwood. The high strength veneers in SmartLVL allows smaller cross sections for the same properties as some common LVL. All SmartLVL are H2S termite treated as standard, with H3 treatment options available. All SmartLVL are coated with our proprietary  H2O  Shield water repellent.

    SmartLVL15 is available in 42mm, 58mm and 75mm boards. SmartLVL14 is available in 35mm boards for use in truss manufacture.

    To learn more about the incredible benefits of using SmartLVL, download the Tilling App or brochure.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Some form of structure to provide lateral stability to the rafters is required, whether it is herringbone bracing or blocking with SmartJoist panels. There is not a requirement to have rigid blocking for the transfer of heavy point loads through the roof.
    Yes, provided that the nailing is carried out in such a fashion that each adjacent nail is slightly skewed so that they do not go into the LVL flanges of the SmartJoist in a perfectly straight line. (See page 11 of the SmartJoist Design Guide)
    View these small holes as one large hole. Group the holes so that one large circular or rectangular hole encompasses the individual small holes, and use the dimensions of this large hole for checking the holes charts or by analysis using SmartFrame.
    It depends on whether the blocking carries vertical load. If so, do NOT cut any holes larger than 40mm, or use cripples (squash blocks) if a larger hole is unavoidable. If not, such as in roof blocking for stability only, then larger holes may be cut.
    This varies from application to application, but the best advice would be to use SmartFrame Software. Cut as few holes as possible. One large hole for several wires and/or pipes is usually preferable to several smaller holes.

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