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EN 408

EN 408:2010+A1:2012

Timber structures – Structural timber and glued laminated timber – Determination of some physical and mechanical properties

This standard is only an alternative method of determining some physical and mechanical properties for LVL.  If you wish to use this standard, it would be better to obtain a full copy to work from.

Different European standards govern laminated veneer lumber, even in loadbearing situations. EN 14374 covers structural applications; EN 14279 applies to LVL as a product used in non structural as structural applications – see performance characteristics for meeting this standard’s requirements. Under EN 14279, the characteristic values of the mechanical properties are determined according to EN 1058 (to express the results) used in conjunction with EN 789 (to define the test results), EN 408 or EN 14374.