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SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB4
4000m2 of SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB4 panels have been used in the construction of 11 new barn-style houses in Solihull.
Home Farm is a brand new £3.6m residential housing development project that is transforming a derelict farmyard. The 11 barns on the site presented large sides and high ceilings, meaning heavy-duty, large-scale timber panels were required.
Chris Watson, Quantity Surveyor for Nobles Construction, the contractor for the project opted for SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB4.
“We chose to use SMARTPLY ULTIMA as an alternative to plywood, because it was to be clad in aluminium panels, so we needed something really strong and reliable."
"One of SMARTPLY ULTIMA’s features that we appreciate the most is the fact that it is a high performance yet cost-effective solution in humid and high-load structural applications.”
SMARTPLY ULTIMA is an extremely high-performance engineered OSB4 wood panel developed for the most demanding structural applications, including those in offsite manufacturing and construction.
It is manufactured using state-of-the-art ContiRoll® technology which creates a smooth, consistent wood panel that can be produced in large scale formats up to 2.8m wide x 7.5m long - an ideal panel for offsite projects allowing entire sides of buildings to be sheathed with minimal effort and time spent.
SMARTPLY ULTIMA can be manufactured up to a maximum thickness of 40mm and features enhanced moisture resistance, contains no added formaldehyde and is sustainably produced.
“I would definitely recommend using SMARTPLY ULTIMA. Not only are they FSC® Certified, but they are also ideal for timber frame and construction projects with large spans,” Chris explains.
“We have really felt the benefit of SMARTPLY ULTIMA’s increased racking strength, high load-bearing capacity, and overall improved rigidity; all pluses for this type of project.
“This is my first time working on a project using MEDITE SMARTPLY products, and overall, it has been a very satisfying experience. I will definitely specify the company products in the future.”