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  • Cembrit: Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit introduces Patina Rough fibre cement cladding
    Cembrit
    Cembrit, the fibre cement building product manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of Patina Rough. This is a new through-coloured cladding board which has a sandblasted surface to give the board an attractive, stone-effect finish. Patina Rough complements the original Patina, with its directional grain surface, to offer architects and...
    01 May 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the new standard for OSB
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY ULTIMA - the next generation OSB4 panel - launched in April 2019, from innovative timber panel manufacturer, MEDITE SMARTPLY. Created with zero-added formaldehyde, as is standard across the range, SMARTPLY ULTIMA is the strongest, most moisture-resistant OSB4 panel ever produced by the company. Ideal for use in the most demanding...
    29 April 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä pavilion for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
    Metsä Wood UK
    Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic Games. The pavilion will be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in the centre of Tokyo, Japan. The Metsä pavilion offers multifunctional facilities which lend themselves to many kinds of events: exhibitions...
    12 April 2019
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY: SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK high-strength OSB4 panel launched
    MEDITE SMARTPLY
    SMARTPLY STRONGDECK is the brand-new high strength, lightweight, high-performance OSB4 panel ideal for mezzanine floors or other high loadbearing applications – available from 2nd April 2019. Make light work of the most demanding structural applications with this 30mm OSB4 panel ideal for use in humid conditions (Service class 2 as defined in...
    01 April 2019
  • Metsä Wood UK: Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Open Source Wood hackathon competition
    Metsä Wood UK
    Thirty people met at Linnaeus University for a hackathon initiated by Metsä Wood. The challenge was: how could you construct a property at a specific building site using modular wood? The winning project, “Box”, was an innovative but simple solution based on wooden modules and clever connections. The Open Source Wood Hackathon on October 23...
    17 December 2018
  • Metsä Wood UK: Waterside lodges win 2018 Structural Timber Awards
    Waterside lodges win 2018 Structural Timber Awards
    Metsä Wood UK
    The winning project of the 2018 Structural Timber Awards ‘Best Retail & Leisure Project’ and ‘Best Use of Solid Wood’ categories were three Waterside Lodges at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. They have all been built using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) for fast, light and green construction. The construction of the Waterside...
    03 December 2018
  • Metsä Wood UK: Metsä Wood opens new birch plywood mill
    Metsä Wood opens new birch plywood mill
    Metsä Wood UK
    The new birch plywood mill of Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry segment of Metsä Group, was inaugurated in Pärnu today, 3 October 2018. Formal addresses were given at the event by Rene Tammist, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia, and Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group. The investment in the birch...
    16 October 2018
  • Norbord: Norbord's new zero added formaldehyde (ZAF) OSB range
    Norbord's new zero added formaldehyde (ZAF) OSB range
    Norbord
    Norbord's SterlingOSB Zero is a precision-engineered OSB3 board which now contains zero added formaldehyde. It is unique in the market by being the only manufactured ZAF OSB in the UK. Norbord has recently invested £95m in a new plant in Inverness, Scotland. The new family of products is a development of the most popular OSB brand in the building...
    16 October 2018
  • Norbord: Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up
    Architects give SterlingOSB the aesthetic thumbs-up
    Norbord
    SterlingOSB is valued by builders and contractors for its structural qualities, sustainability and excellent value; and more and more customers are choosing SterlingOSB for its visual appeal. One such is Edinburgh-based architects ISA. The practice, which has a diverse workload embracing residential, commercial, hotel and leisure projects, has put...
    25 September 2017
  • Norbord: CaberShieldPlus - new waterproof flooring from Norbord
    CaberShieldPlus - new waterproof flooring from Norbord
    Norbord
    New from Norbord, CaberShieldPlus is the ideal flooring solution when building in Britain’s unpredictable climate. Based on Norbord’s moisture-resistant Caberfloor P5 tongue-and-groove particleboard flooring panel, CaberShieldPlus is specially designed to withstand exposure to wet conditions. Yet, unlike Norbord’s other protected flooring product...
    11 March 2016
  • Norbord: New £7m dryer and furnace for Norbord plant at Cowie
    New £7m dryer and furnace for Norbord plant at Cowie
    Norbord
    The new thermal oil furnace and revamped dryer system at Norbord's plant in Cowie, Scotland was installed, tested and back on line on schedule (after a 12 day shut-down) and with no accidents. The £7 million project involved more than 100 contractors on site dismantling and removing the old plant and installing new equipment. The project took the...
    14 August 2015
  • Cembrit: Curved rendering possible with Cembrit PB Flex
    Curved rendering possible with Cembrit PB Flex
    Cembrit
    Cembrit’s versatile building board, Cembrit PB, which is ideally suited as a stable base for a range of internal and external applications is now available in flex formulation. Cembrit PB Flex has been specifically developed for use on curved walls, arches, vaulted ceilings and around beams and columns. Cement-based Cembrit PB delivers impressive...
    12 December 2014
  • Norbord: Engineers prove importance of timber to construction
    Engineers prove importance of timber to construction
    Norbord
    In a bid to help tackle the UK’s lack of timber engineering expertise, Edinburgh Napier University launched a scholarship initiative related to the MSc in Timber Engineering, and the first students are set to graduate soon. The initiative will see skilled workers entering into the timber business in the UK, meeting rising demand for timber frame...
    02 September 2014
  • Cembrit: Cembonit is elegant choice for Central School of Ballet
    Cembonit is elegant choice for Central School of Ballet
    Cembrit
    Cembrit’s Cembonit has been used to create an elegant and modern exterior at the Central School of Ballet on Clerkenwell Road, London. Approximately 4,000m² of Cembonit in 'Flint' has been used on the striking façade of the 34,000 ft sq ballet school. Designed by Allies and Morrison, the new building is comprised of 162 student residential units...
    25 April 2014
  • Centriforce Products: Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Recycled design makes an entrance at Manchester Festival
    Centriforce Products
    Stunning contemporary street furniture made for the roof terrace of Manchester International Festival has been designed using Stokbord® recycled plastic sheet and board following a competition among design students from Manchester School of Art. Liverpool-based plastics recycler Centriforce worked alongside the students to come up with the...
    10 July 2013