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SMARTPLY’S LATEST BOARD A TRIUMPH OF CUSTOMER-LED INNOVATION

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 DISCOVER A NEW WAY TO EXHIBIT AT ECOBUILD 2016

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.


WIKIHOUSE COULD FIX THE HOUSING CRISIS BY MAKING CONSTRUCTION ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

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.


SMARTPLY PROPASSIV READY TO BUILD AN AIRTIGHT CASE AT ECOBUILD

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. 


ECOBUILD’S DISCOVER DESIGN CHARETTE WINNER REVEALED

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.


SMARTPLY VAPAIRTIGHT PLAYS AN ACTIVE ROLE

At an architect’s new timber frame home in Cork, Ireland, high racking strength and airtightness were crucial in the internal lining specification. With the installation of 240 sheets of the new SmartPly VapAirTight OSB3 panel, the house achieved an air change rate (n50) of 0.09 air changes per hour at 50Pa – six times better than recommended by the PassivHaus Institute.


DISCOVER MEDITE AND SMARTPLY AT ECOBUILD 2016

Leading manufacturers of engineered wood panels, Medite - SmartPly have been announced as stand sponsors for a major new feature at Ecobuild 2016. DISCOVER, will be a social hub showcasing one of the UK’s premier architectural awards shortlist, a national initiative to find the next eco-innovator and a platform for future materials.


SMARTPLY CHOSEN BY GREENPEACE FOR EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN PROJECT

SmartPly, the leading manufacturer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) provided a rapid, reliable solution for a humanitarian project coordinated by Greenpeace UK to build emergency accommodation for homeless families in time for Christmas.


SMARTPLY FITS THE BILL AT PASSIVHAUS ARCHIVE FACILITY

A timber frame structure featuring an airtight layer of 18mm SmartPly OSB3 has helped the new £8 million Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre to become the UK’s first archival storage building to meet Passivhaus standards.


A LESSON IN LOW ENERGY CONSTRUCTION WITH SMARTPLY OSB

At a live build workshop run by architectural practice Studio Bark, 140m2 of SmartPly OSB3 has been installed at the construction of Warren Lodge – a prototype of low-energy student-led construction which gives students and graduates ‘hands-on’ experience of a real building project.