Press Releases

February 4, 2013

LP Building Products Increases Range of I-Joist Offerings in EU

LP Building Products has announced the addition of a full range of LP® SolidStart® I-Joists (ETA-12/0480; CE: 0679-CPD-0840, 0679-CPD -0839) to its engineered wood product offerings. One of the broadest ranges available in the European market today, it 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 centres. All of the flanges are made from an enhanced proprietary-graded, machine stress-graded timber, which is tension tested before assembly. The entire LP SolidStart I-Joist family is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

LP Building Products now has ETA or CE approval on the following growing family of products, with more to follow later this year:

• LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

  • Structural Panels
  • Lap Siding
  • Trim

• CE Plywood

  • Square Edge
  • T&G

• LP SolidStart LVL (DF or SYP) (CE: 0679-CPD -0816, 0679-CPD -0817)

  • LVL-Q Lite (1.3E)
  • LVL-S Lite (1.9E)
  • LVL-S (2.0E)
  • LVL-S Plus (2.1E)

• LP SolidStart I-Joists (CE: 0679-CPD-0840, 0679-CPD -0839)

  • LPI 18 (63mm)
  • LPI 20 (63mm)
  • LPI 32 (63mm)
  • LPI 42 (89mm)
  • LPI 52 (89mm)

LP SolidStart I-Joists are distributed through a growing network of wholesale distributors along with their stocking dealers, timber frame and truss manufacturer customers.

  • Falcon Panel Products Limited – UK
  • MBM Forest Products Limited – UK    
  • SpanoGroup – Belgium
  • van Hoorebeke Timber – Belgium
  • Wyder Engineered Timber Systems Limited – UK

LP is now targeting new wholesale distributors in France and Germany.


About LP Building Products Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX.