Residential Application of LP SolidStart I-Joists, LP SolidStart LVL, and LP SolidStart Rim Board


Headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Miso Building Pty. Ltd. has been providing building services for new home construction for more than 15 years. With a stated focus on outstanding quality and punctuality, Miso Building offers its customers complete project management from initial conception to completion.


Miso Building recently completed Stonybrook Terrace, a single architecturally designed 400 sq. meter home in Bella Vista, one of Sydney's new areas. Because the project incorporated significant heights, Miso Building needed a host of framing products with proven stability and durability to construct the home.


Although Miso Building had not used LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products previously, at the recommendation of Richard Nicholson, Sales Manager at A.T.S. Timber, Miso Building selected LP SolidStart I-Joists, LP SolidStart LVL and LP SolidStart Rim Board for the home.

With the help of LP® Solutions Software, A.T.S. was able to provide layouts specific to the products recommended. Offered to LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products customers, the whole-house CAD-based design program includes a variety of tools to help with the creation of engineered designs and accurate materials lists.

“A.T.S. Timber initially thought the heights involved in this project and the lightweight LP® SolidStart® I-Joists would be a good match for this house,” said Miso Mitrovic, managing director for Miso Building. “We decided to go with their recommendation.”

Mitrovic said he wasn't disappointed. He found that the weight of the LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products, along with the easy-to-read layout created in LP Solutions Software, made them easy to install, helping Miso Building save on time and labor.

"It has been a very positive experience using the LP SolidStart I-Joists for the first time," Mitrovic said. "LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products are lighter, straighter, and easier to use than past products. It is already fully seasoned, so it also has a better finish and dimensional stability compared to what we've used in the past."


Both Miso Building and A.T.S. Timber said they are satisfied with LP SolidStart Engineered Wood Products, and Mitrovic said he would like to use them in the future.

"A.T.S. looked far and wide for an engineered wood product supply partner and went with LP because of the quality of LP SolidStart I-Joists," said Richard Nicholson. "All of my carpenters love using the I-Joists because of the confidence it gives them about having no problems with their floors."

"We are converting builders such as Miso over to LP SolidStart EWP, and they thank us every time. Partnering with LP was a very good decision to give A.T.S. the full package for the residential builder."