In the world of offsite construction, it is crucial to select materials that deliver exceptional performance, efficiency, and durability. Among the array of options available, Oriented Strand Board (OSB) stands out as a smart choice for housebuilders. OSB, an engineered wood panel, offers numerous advantages for offsite construction projects.
One key advantage of OSB lies in its structural strength and stability, making it a preferred material for various applications. Comprised of multiple layers of thin wood strands arranged in a cross-oriented manner, OSB exhibits remarkable dimensional stability and an impressive load-bearing capacity. These qualities make it an ideal option for flooring, roof sheathing, and wall installations in offsite construction.
MEDITE SMARTPLY – A spotlight on SMARTPLY OSB
MEDITE SMARTPLY produces a wide range of versatile, environmentally conscious OSB panels for the market. SMARTPLY OSB is manufactured by compressing precisely engineered strands of woods with no added formaldehyde resins at high temperatures to create an incredibly strong and versatile panel. All panels are manufactured in accordance with EN 300 performance standard and are suitable in service class 1 or 2 applications.
The benefits of using SMARTPLY OSB go beyond its inherent strength. Its versatility allows for adaptability and ease of use in various construction projects, such as modular homes and prefabricated structures.
One of the benefits of SMARTPLY OSB panels is that they are easier to work with. The panels have no structural defects such as knotholes and core voids. Those working with the product can be sure of achieving consistent results as the panels cut easily and will not delaminate.
SMARTPLY panels are cut to size in the factory, making the SMARTPLY OSB range ideal for offsite and modern methods of construction (MMC) as well as traditional construction.
There are two grades of SMARTPLY: OSB/3 (which includes a flame retardant specialist panel) and OSB/4. Our SMARTPLY MAX OSB/3 and ULTIMA OSB/4 panels are ideal for timber frame applications. Their strength and moisture resistance make them the ideal choice for a structural solution for both large- and small-scale house-building projects.
A sustainable alternative
Sustainability has become an increasingly important consideration in construction. MEDITE SMARTPLY aims to become recognised as an industry-leading sustainable manufacturer by moving towards carbon neutrality by 2030 – and ultimately – becoming net zero by 2050. Our products are made from sustainable wood, sourced from our responsibly managed forests and are fully certified, UKCA and CE marked.
SMARTPLY OSB is made from FSC-certified timber from sustainable, fast-growing pine and spruce, which includes the tops that are not used to make any other wood-based product. Because OSB is made of wood strands the whole tree is used, and nothing is wasted.
SMARTPLY OSB panels offer numerous benefits to housebuilders, enhancing efficiency and durability in construction projects. Its structural strength, moisture resistance and ease of installation make it an excellent choice for a wide range of applications.
Discover more about SMARTPLY’s innovative range of OSB products and how they can benefit offsite construction: https://mdfosb.com/en/products/smartply-osb
About MEDITE SMARTPLY
MEDITE SMARTPLY is part of Coillte, an innovative, FSC certified Irish forestry and forest products manufacturer. Based in Clonmel and Waterford, Ireland, MEDITE SMARTPLY produces a versatile range of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and Oriented Strand Board (OSB) building products.