LVL should be preservative treated to ensure it lasts its full service life as it is manufactured from a range of hardwood and softwood timber species. For termite and rot resistance, LVL can be treated to H2 standards. For a lower cost alternative can be manufactured with a bifenthrin glue line additive which provides termite resistance but is only suitable for use south of the tropic of Capricorn.
The difference of F grade and MGP grade in LVL lumber.
Australia is close to understanding the quantity of engineered wood products it uses each year. New trade data shows – for the first time – the volume as well as the value of LVL, Glulam, CLT and I-Beams imported to and exported from Australia and New Zealand and in fact, most countries around the world. The data is still thin – we only have one month at hand right now (January 2022) – but it will be less than a year and the trends will be clear.