LP expands i-Joist offerings in Europe

Nashville, Tenn.-based LP Building Products has added a broad range of LP SolidStart I-Joists to its engineered wood product offerings for the European Union.

The offering includes five joist series from the lightweight and economical LPI 18 series -- ideal where deep depth product is required to meet the increased insulation demand of the new Passive House designs -- to the span buster LPI 52 series, which is available in depths up to 610mm. 

The three most popular series -- the battle joist energy-efficient LPI 18, the mid-range LPI 20 and the problem solver LPI 42 -- are now available in metric depths of 225mm, 240mm, 300mm, 360mm and 400mm. All other series and depths can be special ordered between 200mm and 610mm deep. The products are available in two standard flange widths, 63mm and 89mm, to provide for reduced blocking lengths making for easier detailing and cutting as well as simpler on-site installation. 

In addition to the new metric depths, LP is the first company to supply a fit-for-purpose 225mm depth, engineered to match UK brick and block coursing and standard EU Glulam depth. Product lengths are available in standard 300mm or 600mm increments up to 12.0m with 13.5m lengths available on special order.

All LP SolidStart I-Joists come standard with a specialty grade oriented strand board (OSB) web, including a pre-stamped 38mm knockout hole for services and venting at 300mm centers.

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