SmartPly

Frame

SmartPly Frame has been designed to provide a superior quality rigid sheathing wall as part of a timber frame construction.

SmartPly Frame is an engineered wood product made from oriented wood flakes coated with an exterior grade glue and compressed under high temperature. The result is a load-bearing panel suitable for structural use in humid environments, with a reliable distribution of strength, stiffness and spanning capacity both along and across the board. SmartPly Frame is most commonly used as a 9mm square edge board with dimensions 2397 × 1197mm, ideally suited to timber frame manufacturing.

Wall sheathing panel solutions
SmartPly Frame is suitable for use as structural wall sheathing in traditional timber frame construction. The board is fixed to the timber wall studs to contribute lateral restraint to the wall frame in conjunction with noggins, bracings or other sheathing/lining materials. The sheathing’s resistance to horizontal wind forces (racking resistance) can be taken into account in the design of the timber frame structure, where advantage can be taken of the interaction between the studs and the sheathing in resisting compression and bending or reducing deflection. SmartPly Frame wall sheathing provides rapid closure of the building during construction as the wall panels are delivered having been pre-fabricated in a quality controlled factory environment. The sheathing also provides a solid background onto which the breather membrane is fixed.

For further information, please refer to the SmartPly Frame Datasheet here.

Dimensions and thickness (mm)

Thickness Length x width Type
9

2440 × 1220
2397 × 1197
2697 x 1197

Square edge
11 2440 × 1220
2397 × 1197
Square edge
15 2440 × 1220
2397 × 1197
Square edge
18 2440 × 1220
2397 × 1197
Square edge


Notes: Tongue & grooved panels may also be available on request.