This vast scale project for Coillte supplied over 22,000m2 of OSB. Smartply OSB3 is the strong, versatile wood-based panel product selected for the gallery floors. The moisture resistant and high performance load-bearing timber based panel has a specialist resin formulation; this creates a strong bond, which removes any naturally occurring weaknesses. The enhanced construction of the timber is what gives it the inherent strength suitable for the flooring. What’s more, SmartPly OSB provides specifiers and installers with peace of mind – it carries the CE mark, proving it complies with current legislation and offers a legal and sustainable alternative to tropical plywood.

Medite FR is a specialist panel designed specifically for applications where a flame retardant board is required. Used for the display panels in the gallery, the MDF has a 30-minute fire resisting partition, which is not only crucial for venues frequented by the public, but will also help to protect the priceless pieces of art displayed at the Frieze Art Fair. This specific material is ideal for dry internal use, and is part of Medite’s high-performance MDF family.

Coillte Panel Products creates SmartPly OSB and Medite MDF from its own renewable and sustainable raw timber materials. As a company it consistently seeks to innovate its product solutions in an environmentally responsible way. Highlighting the importance of sustainable materials, Joanna Crown, Marketing Manager at Coillte Panel Products said:

“With full FSC certification, both SmartPly and Medite offer end users reliable wood-based panels which are high quality, versatile and easy to work with. The Frieze Art Fair demonstrates some of the different ways our panels can be used.”