Origin / Location of manufacturing / Processing plant
Application and typical uses of the product
For use as Rim board in timber floor assemblies; also in door/furniture manufacture.
Breakdown of Product
Manufactured from strands of fast growing, sustainably harvested timber (approx. 93%), arranged in an overlapping unidirectional configuration, glued with Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate resin (approx. 7%).
Embodied energy (Processing plant emissions). How much energy is used to produce the product? kWh per annum or kgCO2
Data not supplied.
Thermal conductivity (k) W/m°C or Thermal transmittance (U-value) - W/m2°C (If applicable)
Is the resource Renewable or Finite?
Does the material need to be processed further or treated by the user
Needs to be cut to required size.
Buildability - how complex is installation? What skill level is required?
Installation is relatively straightforward, similar to solid timber.
Deconstruction and Re-use
Laminated Strand Lumber cannot itself be deconstructed as the wood strands are glued during the manufacturing process.
Disposal/ End of Life
LSL-L can be incinerated for energy recovery.
Types, textures, specifications and colours currently available
Is this product certified?
PEFC environmental certification.
Lifespan of materials if maintained correctly (years)
LSL is used as an integral part of the structure of a building and remains in place (without the need for further treatment) for the design life of the building.
Availability - how easy is it to source the material
Easy – MBM Forest Products holds stock in UK.
MBM Forest Products Ltd
The Enterprise Building, Port of Tilbury, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7HL