Coillte, Ireland’s leading natural resources company, have today welcomed the approval by shareholders of a €59m investment in their SmartPly facility in Belview, Waterford.
Family run business The Rug House in Newry, Northern Ireland, has made full use of SmartPly SiteProtect boards - storing 60,000 rugs safely in its new premises. The on-line store has utilised 2,000 sheets of the cost effective, pre-finished OSB panels across three floors to meet its growing warehousing needs.
A late night fire at the Eddie Rockett’s City Diner outlet in Waterford, Ireland has left the branch completely destroyed. The blaze, which engulfed the majority of the restaurant and roof, will force the premises to close until work can commence to refurbish the building. SmartPly’s ToughPly has been utilised by local builders, David Flynn Construction, to erect boards for hoarding and ensure that the outlet is safe and secure.
SmartPly’s OSB3 has recently been utilised in the refurbishment of Leopardstown Racecourse’s grandstand roof – a total of 10,000sq ft. Used as the decking component of the roofing system, the company’s product was selected for its high quality engineering and load-bearing ability.
SmartPly ToughPly OSB3 is the only wood-based panel product that builders, joiners and DIYers are likely to need. Structurally certified with a double-sided finish, it rivals plywood and other panels for versatility, saving time and delivering cost effectiveness onsite.
The versatility of SmartPly SiteProtect OSB3 has been used to create a ‘green screen’, for filming the hit fantasy TV show, Game of Thrones. Erected in Belfast’s Titanic Studios’ Paint Hall, the SmartPly SiteProtect screen has been used to film dramatic scenes from the programme.
SmartPly has launched SmartPly FR/FR Build OSB3 in response to the Structural Timber Association’s (STA) strategy for addressing Building Regulations Part B, CDM regulations and the HSE’s stipulations. It is a flame retardant structural wood panel for use in construction of timber frame walls and floors.
SmartPly has launched SmartPly DryBacker, a SmartPly OSB3 modular panel designed for non-structural metal stud wall constructions. Manufactured from exterior resin cross-structured material, synonymous with the SmartPly brand, DryBacker benefits from fast, easy installation and secure anchorage of fixtures and fittings wherever a new partition wall is needed.
The major redevelopment of the rugby ground in Belfast has incorporated 250 sheets of 18mm SmartPly OSB3 boards. The strong sustainable OSB3 has been utilised during the reconstruction of The Ravenhill Ulster Rugby Club to provide a temporary hoarding cover for the site. SmartPly provided the solution for practicality and durability.
Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent Park was billed as the contemporary art event of the year. The show ran between the 17th and 20th of October and featured over 150 exciting galleries. To ensure the event ran smoothly, SmartPly OSB and Medite MDF were chosen as the main construction materials for the gallery walls and flooring.