In the ante-Group, KVH® (solid structural timber) is produced out of spruce, pine and Douglas fir using state-of-the-art systems. Thanks to its defined quality and dimensional stability, KVH® has become an indispensable material for modern wood construction. It is suitable for all modern wood construction applications. Thanks to our production and inventory management system with wireless data support, we can complete custom orders with a short lead time.
Careful kiln drying of free of heart squared timbers to a wood moisture content of 15 % (+/- 3 %) is the first step in the manufacturing process. This is the same moisture content as that expected for the planned use, so that significant shrinkage deformation due to air drying of the wood in the structure is precluded.
The dried squared timbers are sorted visually and by machine. Irregularities in the wood, such as large knots or waney edges, are marked and cut out. This sorting is performed primarily in order to achieve a defined quality according to DIN 4074/ EN 338 (sorting according to strength).
Then "fingers" are milled into the ends of the pieces - which are now all cut to different lengths - and then the pieces are glued together end-to-end under pressure. In this way, it is possible to efficiently produce standardized square timber in a broad range of sizes. The