13 best manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

On the Russian construction market there is a boom in glued timber. This material has become widely used for the construction of residential cottages, summer houses, baths and arbors. The material is in demand due to its high strength, good thermal insulation properties and ease of installation. All these qualities are present only in high-quality timber. Since demand creates supply, today the user is offered both domestic and foreign products. Recommendations of our experts will help you find the best combination of price and quality.

How to choose glued laminated timber

  1. Profile dimensions. Today, manufacturers have mastered a wide range of standard sizes. For example, the parameters of the section profile vary from 45×130 mm to 275×275 mm.
  2. If you plan to live in the house permanently, then the thickness of the timber should not be less than 200 mm. The summer house can be built from 160 mm thick material.
  3. The optimum height is between 170-190 mm. Sometimes builders recommend buying timber up to 230 mm high.
  4. Since glued laminated timber is a set of lamellas, it is important to pay attention to their thickness. The thinner the “board”, the less quality the timber is considered.
  5. The length of the bar. Depending on the project of the house, the buyer must choose the correct length of laminated veneer lumber. Not all manufacturers can offer logs longer than 12 m. The disadvantage of long logs is expensive transportation and more complicated installation of the structure. If the enterprise produces sawn timber up to 6 m long, this indicates outdated equipment in the workshops. Joining short logs increases construction costs.
  6. Lamella length. Another factor indicates the quality of laminated veneer lumber. This is the length of the lamellas, which are connected into a single whole. The shorter the individual elements, the worse the quality of the timber. Experts advise to give preference to logs consisting of lamellas longer than 1.5 m.
  7. Environmental friendliness. Safe living of residents in a house depends on the environmental friendliness of the timber. The main source of harmful compounds is glue. Foreign brands have long switched to melamine, polyurethane and EPI compounds. EPI glue is considered the safest. The most budget glued laminated timber can contain phenol-formaldehyde resins, such a material is only suitable for a street gazebo.
  8. Uniformity of the bar. When examining laminated veneer lumber, it is important to pay attention to the uniformity of the lamellas. Ideally, they should be made from the same wood species. If the manufacturer has used different types of wood, then there is a high probability of deformation of the timber when the relative humidity changes. And this will lead to the formation of cracks and cracks in the frame.

We have selected 13 best manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber. All these brands are successfully operating in the Russian market. When compiling the rating, the opinion of the expert community and feedback from domestic consumers were taken into account.

What is better glued or profiled timber

Bar type

Advantages

disadvantages

Glued

+ resistance to torsion and cracking

+ high strength

+ wide range of standard sizes

+ minimal shrinkage

– high price

– glue can release harmful compounds

– worse air exchange

Profiled

+ low price

+ natural air exchange

+ environmental friendliness

– tendency to dry out and twist

– limited length

– shrinkage of the house over time

Rating of the best manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of laminated veneer lumber 1 Lameco Lht Oy 4.9
2 Kontio 4.9
3 Timber Frame 4.8
4 Finnlamelli 4.8
5 Tree module 4.7
6 GK Priozersky Lesokombinat 4.7
7 Honka 4.7
8 Vishera 4.6
9 HOLZ HOUSE 4.6
10 Plant “OLES” 4.5
11 GLAVSTROY 365 4.5
12 Evlashevsky DOK 4.4
13 DDM-Stroy 4.3

Lameco Lht Oy

Rating: 4.9

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The Finnish company Lameco Lht Oy is a young manufacturer of laminated veneer lumber. However, in a short time, the manufacturer managed to seriously expand its scope of activity. The company started with the manufacture of small orders, and since 2011, customers have been offered a service for the construction of houses from laminated veneer lumber. Today Lameco Lht Oy occupies a leading position in the Finnish market. Ready-made kits of houses are supplied to 20 countries of the world. The products of the Finnish manufacturer are of great interest to Russian consumers. Experts consider the glued laminated timber of this brand to be one of the best in the world.

The manufacturer becomes the winner of our rating for reliability, beautiful appearance, environmental friendliness. Users are satisfied with the high quality of the timber, but the high price is holding back sales growth.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • beautiful appearance;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Kontio

Rating: 4.9

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The pioneer in the production of laminated veneer lumber is Kontio. It was the employees of this Finnish company that invented a new building material. The brand's products are well known outside the Scandinavian Peninsula. Experts consider the use of Arctic pine, which is harvested in the winter season, to be a highlight. A German composition is used as an adhesive system, it does not contain compounds harmful to humans and the environment.

Experts pay attention to dense fiber wood, thanks to this structure, heat is maximally preserved and the durability of the house is ensured. To the pluses, consumers include a rich assortment of sections, good ready-made home kits. The disadvantages include the high price.

Advantages

  • dense fiber wood;
  • environmentally friendly glue;
  • strength and reliability;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Timber Frame

Rating: 4.8

Timber Frame

Since 1995 Timber Frame has been operating in the small Finnish town of Kuhmo. A small company started its activity with the production of log houses. Gradually, customer demands changed, so the company had to modernize its lines. Today the manufacturer offers a unique rounded log, solid rectangular and glued timber. Ready-made house kits are supplied to different countries of the world, including Russia. Consumers appreciate the high quality of the timber, which is made from arctic pine, the perfect balance of the house in terms of humidity and heat, and environmental friendliness.

The brand is among the top three in our rating for a wide range of laminated veneer lumber and excellent heat engineering parameters. The downside is the high price.

Advantages

  • full production cycle;
  • wide range of sections;
  • environmental friendliness and safety;
  • high heat engineering characteristics.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Finnlamelli

Rating: 4.8

Finnlamelli

Long-term experience (over 30 years) in the field of wood processing allows the Finnish company Finnlamelli to maintain a leading position not only in its own country, but also in Russia. The manufacturer uses selected Scandinavian pine and spruce as the main raw material. Using modern processing technologies, it is possible to achieve reliability, environmental friendliness and durability of the material. A wide range of sawn timber is supplied to the Russian market, as well as ready-made house kits for original designs. In addition, the company provides building assembly services.

Most users are satisfied with the quality of laminated veneer lumber. But there are negative reviews regarding the assembly of houses. Therefore, the brand stopped one step away from the top three in our ranking.

Advantages

  • rich assortment of lumber;
  • reliability and durability;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • outstanding house designs.

disadvantages

  • there are complaints about the assembly of houses.

Tree module

Rating: 4.7

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The Russian company Modul Drev not so long ago joined the struggle for the domestic consumer, but has already managed to bypass many recognized leaders. First of all, the construction company sets itself the task of high-quality production of laminated veneer lumber. Also, a special division of the company is engaged in the design of houses, baths and gazebos from laminated veneer lumber. The company managed to reduce the time interval from the beginning of design to the construction of a turnkey facility to 3 months. Pine and spruce from the forests of the Arkhangelsk region are used for the manufacture of timber.

The experts included the brand in our rating for affordable prices and stable performance. But the assortment of laminated veneer lumber is still insufficient to bypass the leading group.

Advantages

  • favorable prices;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • tight deadlines for the development and implementation of the project;
  • environmentally friendly raw materials.

disadvantages

  • a modest assortment of laminated veneer lumber.

GK Priozersky Lesokombinat

Rating: 4.7

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Since 1999, the company GK Priozerskiy Lesokombinat has been operating in the Russian timber market. This largest player in the Northwest Territory has a full cycle of timber processing. The company specializes in the production of laminated veneer lumber and the construction of houses from it. More than 150 home kits are produced every year. The quality of the products is confirmed by certificates, the company participated in the construction of facilities for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The manufacturer offers buyers 6 standard sizes of timber, as well as many types of sawn timber.

The brand is included in our rating for the environmental friendliness of laminated veneer lumber, fast assembly of houses, low thermal conductivity. The manufacturer did not manage to take a higher place due to the high price and the appearance of cracks in the timber after 3-5 years.

Advantages

  • environmental friendliness;
  • fast assembly of houses;
  • keeps warm for a long time;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • cracks appear in the timber.

Honka

Rating: 4.7

Honka

The legendary Honka company has been working in wood processing since 1958. The manufacturer began as a family business, today it is an international corporation with production sites in 30 countries. The Finnish brand's products are sold in 50 countries around the world. Even the house of the British Queen was built by this company. HONKA became a pioneer in the Russian market as well. The range of laminated veneer lumber consists of 5 standard sizes, experts note the high quality of multi-lamellar lumber. What prevented the well-known brand from taking a higher place in our rating?

Users consider the high price to be the first drawback. Discontent is also expressed against builders who are building houses. Due to the violation of technology, the timber will crack in the future.

Advantages

  • centuries-old traditions;
  • innovative technologies;
  • high-quality timber;
  • developed distribution network.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • poor quality work of builders.

Vishera

Rating: 4.6

Vishera

The Vishera company is considered an authoritative Russian manufacturer of glued laminated timber houses. The company was founded in 1993; in a relatively short period of time, the employees managed to accumulate invaluable experience both in design and in the manufacture of timber and assembly of houses. The manufacturer specializes in the creation of luxury home kits. The Russian company in the forefront has switched to industrial methods of house-building from laminated veneer lumber. The Moscow Region plant has a full production cycle, annually it can create up to 100 house sets.

Users are satisfied with the microclimate in Visher's houses, with the pace of construction work. But over time, the timber begins to creak and clicks, heat leaves the house and condensation accumulates.

Advantages

  • full production cycle;
  • modern technologies;
  • own developments and inventions;
  • advanced equipment.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • miscalculations in design.

HOLZ HOUSE

Rating: 4.6

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The products of the Russian company HOLZ-HOUSE are in no way inferior to the Finnish glued laminated timber. The young manufacturer has been building wooden houses since 1998, both according to standard and individual projects. The company offers a wide range of services to domestic consumers. By combining the best world traditions of wooden housing construction with innovative technologies for wood processing, the ambitious player manages to maintain a leading position in our country. Raw materials for the production of laminated veneer lumber are imported from the Komi Republic.

Negative consumer reviews prevented the brand from climbing to a higher position in our rating. Often, the delivery time for house kits is disrupted, a fungus quickly appears on the lower rows.

Advantages

  • many house projects;
  • quality raw materials;
  • a wide range of services;
  • innovative technologies.

disadvantages

  • the delivery time for home kits is disrupted;
  • poor antiseptic treatment.

Plant “OLES”

Rating: 4.5

Oles plant

The leading manufacturer of laminated veneer lumber in Russia is the wood processing plant “OLES”. Thanks to the use of modern technologies and the presence of its own raw material base, the company manages to create house kits adapted to our climate. The length of laminated veneer lumber reaches 13.5 m, so it is possible to bring to life the most unusual projects. The construction team of the plant works all year round, so the number of completed projects is constantly growing. The main raw materials are traditional pine and spruce, which are harvested in the Arkhangelsk region, Siberia and Valdai.

Domestic consumers have tested the quality of the OLES laminated veneer lumber during construction and operation. Instead of 5 lamellas in the logs, there are up to 9, and the edges of multi-lamellas quickly peel off.

Advantages

  • long bar;
  • full production cycle;
  • environmentally friendly raw materials;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • unstable quality.

GLAVSTROY 365

Rating: 4.5

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The company GLAVSTROY 365 began its activity in the field of wooden housing construction with the design of country cottages. Gradually, our own construction teams and production sites appeared. Today the company offers a wide range of services, from project visualization to turnkey construction. Experts note the affordability of products, for which the brand is included in our rating. Employees of the enterprise actively work with clients, confirmation of this is the use of a large number of customer projects (up to 60% of all work).

Users have received flattering reviews about the quality of laminated veneer lumber and compliance with the construction deadlines. Only the product range leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • high-quality timber;
  • attentive attitude to clients;
  • design assistance;
  • qualified builders.

disadvantages

  • poor assortment.

Evlashevsky DOK

Rating: 4.4

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The wood processing plant Yevlashevsky DOK has a glorious history. Only since 1958 has it experienced several production modernizations, a change of owners, the destruction of old workshops and the construction of new modern sites. Accordingly, the range of products changed with the same frequency. Today, the workers of the plant set themselves ambitious tasks, they build houses, baths and gazebos from glued laminated timber throughout the country. The experts took into account the feedback from domestic users and gave the brand 12th place in our rating.

One of the main problems that buyers of home kits had to face was the delay in deliveries. Because of this, it was necessary to postpone the construction time, to resolve controversial issues in court.

Advantages

  • rich experience in woodworking;
  • building houses throughout the country;
  • modern production;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • delivery times are often missed;
  • ineffective feedback.

DDM-Stroy

Rating: 4.4

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For more than 12 years the company DDM-Stroy has been manufacturing houses from glued laminated timber. She is considered a recognized leader in the field of low-rise housing construction. In 2014, the brand won the Lesstroy Awards in the “Manufacturer of the Year” category. The company boasts its own production of laminated veneer lumber. The production workshops are equipped with modern equipment; the company cultivates a high production culture. The brand is included in our rating for high-quality laminated veneer lumber, extensive experience in the design and construction of houses and a three-year warranty.

Consumers attribute a high price to the disadvantages of laminated veneer lumber, and the company cannot boast of the number of houses built.

Advantages

  • modern woodworking equipment;
  • high production culture;
  • rich experience in design;
  • three-year warranty.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • a small list of completed projects.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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