Nelson Pine Industries Limited

NelsonPine® LVL

NelsonPine® LVL is a structural engineered wood product manufactured from rotary peeled veneers, assembled with parallel grain orientation and bonded with an exterior structural adhesive. NelsonPine® LVL is available in a variety of sizes and lengths. Our products are used across residential, commercial, industrial, formwork and scaffolding applications. 

NelsonPine® LVL provides a consistent, high-performance alternative to solid lumber and steel in structural uses. Built up with a specific sequence of structurally graded veneer sheets, the finished product displays less variability, a higher strength to stiffness ratio and more predictable performance than sawn timber. LVL is manufactured to achieve consistent strength, stiffness and stability.

Our NelsonPine® LVL is engineered from renewable and sustainably sourced New Zealand radiata pine. Our range of LVL products are designed to span further and weigh less to optimise efficiency in design and construction.

NelsonPine® LVL products inspire Architects, Designers, Builders and end users to realise structural applications.

“Technically, LVL is one of the most sophisticated wood products ever developed for the construction sector. It is versatile, stable and durable. In our new ‘post-quake’ consciousness, it is the building material of choice” – Professor Andy Buchanan, University of Canterbury.

NP Frame LVL 8 & LVL 11 Joists and Rafters

Features & Benefits

High Strength to Weight Ratio

Consistency in Performance

Lightweight for Safer, Easier Handling

Longer Lengths for Longer Spans

Dimensionally Stable

Sustainably Managed Timber

Nelson Pine DesignNP Design – The Design Software for NZ and Australian Standards

Fast, accurate beam specification for any project, domestic or commercial.

NelsonPine® Design (NP Design) is a powerful design program for a range of user types, from builders to structural engineers and offers a range of different building levels to accommodate various user competencies. NP Design assists with certified specification of engineered wood products in common applications.

NP Design is developed by leaders in engineering design software. For over 10 years the program has been under progressive and continuous development of engineering design techniques and innovations.

For novice or professional, NP Design is free, quick and easy to learn. Download the design software here.

Ref 1340: Structural Review of HR Design Group “Quick Design” Software of New Zealand

Product Brochures

NelsonPine® LVL Framing Solutions Brochure

NelsonPine® LVL Formwork Solutions Brochure

Span Tables for Framing Applications

Floor Bearers

Floor Joists

Stud Frames – Single Storey

Stud Frames – Lower of Two Levels



Technical Documents

BPIR Documents

Safety Data Sheet (Untreated)

Safety Data Sheet (H1.2)

Safety Data Sheet (H2)

Product Technical Statement

NelsonPine LVL Substitutions

Holes & Notches Guide

Nail Laminating/Screwing Double Sections Guide

Product & Technical Downloads




Nelson Pine Industries - NelsonPine LVL

NelsonPine® LVL Environmental Product Declaration

NelsonPine LVL Environmental Product Declaration

Photo gallery

Nelson Pine Industries - NelsonPine LVL gallery


Nelson Airport terminal project

Forest Call Show 4

NMIT Arts and Media Building - Rural Delivery

NelsonPine LVL in commercial applications

NelsonPine LVL in commercial applications

Innovative LVL applications in commercial and multi-story buildings

Innovative LVL applications in commercial and multi-story buildings

Specialist Wholesalers New Zealand

Specialist Wholesalers Australia

Distributors New Zealand