Structural Success with Smartply OSB3

SmartPly OSB3 has recently been selected for the construction of 76 houses and four apartments in one of the biggest housing association schemes in Belfast. Selected for its durability and versatile characteristics, moisture resistant SmartPly OSB3 was specified by Quality Timber Frames Ltd to produce structurally sound timber frames. 

The O’Hare McGovern housing scheme demolished existing houses at the site to make way for the newly designed development. Manufactured in accordance with EN 300 performance standard, SmartPly OSB3, the highly engineered wood-based structural panel, offered an ideal solution for the structural roofing work due to its adaptability in both internal and protected external environments.

Coillte “Having regularly worked with SmartPly OSB3 we knew that the quality it provides is second to none,” explains Raymond Moan from Quality Timber Frames Ltd. “We were responsible for manufacturing and assembling the timber frame structure at the site and specified SmartPly OSB3 because of its competitive pricing and engineering quality. We can rest knowing that the panel will meet strict building regulations.  What’s more, Coillte Panel Product’s team provides exceptional technical advice around the clock should we require it.”

The zero-added formaldehyde panel, which is designed for use in humid conditions, is suitable for a range of applications such as roofing, flooring and wall sheathing. It offers builders and roofing contractors a versatile alternative to plywood, providing peace of mind in both CE-marked certified structural performance and FSC-certified environmental credibility.

Nick Marron, National Sales Manager for Coillte Panel Products in Ireland, said: OSB3 offers specifiers guaranteed consistency and therefore peace of mind every time. Manufactured using advanced resin technology, the load-bearing, high performance panel is perfect for applications where strength and moisture resistance are paramount.”

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