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LP Building Products has begun distributing its laminated strand lumber in Denmark through SmartWood A/S, a supplier of engineered wood products that officially began operating in July.
SmartWood, which was founded by technical director Henrik Hviid Pedersen and Kaare Simonsen, will be distributing the LP SolidStart EWP product line, which includes LSL, LVL and i-joist products. SmartWood specializes in traditional wooden frames as well as some specialty products.
“In recent years, Denmark has shifted from building with traditional timber towards engineered wood products such as I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)," said Pedersen. "Laminated strand lumber—LSL—is the natural next step as its technical properties fit perfectly with the Danish construction industry."
“LP SolidStart LSL offers a host of advantages over traditional timber, including better fastener connections, straightness and increased design flexibility,” explained Al Huber, international sales manager for LP Building Products. “We’re thrilled to be working with SmartWood as they bring this product into the Danish market.”