Sector Housing, private
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Products used SterlingOSB Zero
 
 

Context

SterlingOSB Zero panels have been used throughout the renovation of a building for the external and interior walls and roof. Originally an old Colt house, built in 1949, the 3-bed single-storey house had been empty for two years and water damage had rotted most of the chipboard walls. A small extension was added and the living space totally reconfigured. The flat roof became a pitched roof and the whole building is now vaulted.

The entire frame was replaced, incorporating some elements of the existing frame into the much-beefed-up new frame, so remained under Building Control regulations as the extension came under permissible development. The roof is now slate with larch cladding while most of the southern-facing roof is covered with an in-roof solar system providing 6Kw.

Five Fakro roof windows feature on the non-solar aspects and rainwater harvest tanks provide water for the garden, while an air source heat pump drives the underfloor heating. 

Why SterlingOSB Zero was chosen

The project was to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. SterlingOSB Zero was the obvious choice; being made in the UK was a plus, cutting travel costs. Zero-added formaldehyde is also a big plus; with it being in so many everyday items, reducing the amount of chemicals surrounding the family was really important. The carpenters also prefer working with it as it is smooth and easy to use while also providing an excellent rigidity to the frame.

A second phase build is planned to convert a 25m pigsty into a kitchen and photography studio - and SterlingOSB Zero will be used again.

About SterlingOSB Zero

Along with its many practical attributes, the Sterling OSB Zero range has strong environmental credentials. All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are made from locally-grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation. Sterling OSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, ensuring an even ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.


Context

SterlingOSB Zero panels have been used throughout the renovation of a building for the external and interior walls and roof. Originally an old Colt house, built in 1949, the 3-bed single-storey house had been empty for two years and water damage had rotted most of the chipboard walls. A small extension was added and the living space totally reconfigured. The flat roof became a pitched roof and the whole building is now vaulted.

The entire frame was replaced, incorporating some elements of the existing frame into the much-beefed-up new frame, so remained under Building Control regulations as the extension came under permissible development. The roof is now slate with larch cladding while most of the southern-facing roof is covered with an in-roof solar system providing 6Kw.

Five Fakro roof windows feature on the non-solar aspects and rainwater harvest tanks provide water for the garden, while an air source heat pump drives the underfloor heating. 

Why SterlingOSB Zero was chosen

The project was to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. SterlingOSB Zero was the obvious choice; being made in the UK was a plus, cutting travel costs. Zero-added formaldehyde is also a big plus; with it being in so many everyday items, reducing the amount of chemicals surrounding the family was really important. The carpenters also prefer working with it as it is smooth and easy to use while also providing an excellent rigidity to the frame.

A second phase build is planned to convert a 25m pigsty into a kitchen and photography studio - and SterlingOSB Zero will be used again.

About SterlingOSB Zero

Along with its many practical attributes, the Sterling OSB Zero range has strong environmental credentials. All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are made from locally-grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation. Sterling OSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, ensuring an even ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.


 
 
 
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