With the Glastonbury Festival having drawn to a close for another year, the most iconic festival on the planet remains true to its roots as a sustainability pioneer event that effectively balances human activity, resource use and minimal environmental impact. In line with this ethos, the 2016 gathering once again saw SMARTPLY support Greenpeace in playing a crucial role in a cleaner and greener Glastonbury by providing a range of timber panel products that offer low environmental impact and proven longevity.
SMARTPLY PROPASSIV is the perfect wood-panel system for ultra-low energy buildings. A revolutionary addition to the timber frame industry, its outstanding energy-saving properties has received certification from the Passive House Institute (PHI) performance for airtightness
SMARTPLY HELPS DELIVER COST EFFECTIVE, STYLISH SUSTAINABLE HOME IN AN INCREDIBLE TWO-AND-A HALF WEEK
SMARTPLY PROPASSIV lived up to its reputation as the ideal panel system for ultra-low energy buildings by ensuring a private two-storey house exceeded the Passivhaus levels for airtightness.
SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT was specified to withstand the worst of the elements to provide durable, aesthetic protection during construction of a multimillion pound grandstand at Bath Racecourse, Britain’s highest flat racing venue. Located 230 metres above sea level, the course is often affected by strong winds, making SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT the ideal choice as a long-standing safe hoarding for public and site workers alike.
SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT has provided an attractive, sustainable and durable hoarding to protect site workers and the general public during building renovation in Central London. A total of 300 sheets of the highly-engineered board were installed around the construction site in Wilton Road, Victoria, to form a hoarding which not only protects the public during building works, but caused minimal disruption due to its speed of installation.
SMARTPLY, the smart, cost-effective, sustainable OSB, has moved to an even higher plane in terms of quality, design and innovation. Following feedback from customers, SMARTPLY OSB is now available in its flattest, smoothest most accurate form yet.
Medite SmartPly provided a stunning showcase at this year’s Ecobuild by providing DISCOVER, the event’s show-stopping social centrepiece, as well as promoting its unrivalled range of quality sustainable wood panels.
The construction industry needs to build high volumes of affordable but energy efficient housing in order to meet Government targets of 400,000 new homes during the current Parliament. But with the added elements of a major skills shortage throughout the supply chain and the need to cut carbon emissions to meet Building Regulations and national commitments making this a perfect storm of challenges, how can industry deliver? Part of the solution to this daunting problem might already be here with the invention of the WikiHouse, a democratic as well as affordable approach to housebuilding that enables everyone to build a house.
Set to revolutionise the timber frame industry with its outstanding airtightness performance making it the ideal panel system for ultra-low energy buildings, the new SMARTPLY PROPASSIV structural OSB panel will be showcased at Ecobuild 2016 which takes place from 8th to 10th March at London’s ExCeL.
A collaborative design by students from Bartlett School of Architecture has been selected to create a show-stopping centrepiece at Ecobuild 2016. The DISCOVER feature stand will be the show’s central social hub, spotlighting forward-thinking construction and innovation. It will display shortlisted practices from the BD Architect of the Year Awards as well as sustainability solutions from Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch shortlist for 2016.