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New large format OSB4
17th May 2019

New large format OSB4

New large format OSB4

SMARTPLY ULTIMA has been launched to satisfy demand from the timber-frame sector, offsite construction and modular building for a high load-bearing panel capable of covering long spans and able to offer greater moisture resistance.

The new SMARTPLY panel is available in formats up to 2.8m wide, 7.5m long and to a maximum thickness of 40mm.  With ‘modern methods of construction’ entering regional housebuilding and developers driving forward efficiencies, SMARTPLY ULTIMA gives merchants an opportunity to enter this market.

“The demand for scaleable offsite construction is greater than ever,” says Colin Wheatley, Product Manager at MEDITE SMARTPLY.

The new ULTIMA panel performs similarly to an exterior structural plywood rated as EN636-3S and is up to 35% stronger and 20% more moisture resistant than standard SMARTPLY OSB3.