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The name of the versatile multi-use planet-friendly panel? West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero of course!
05 August 2021

Our SterlingOSB Zero is one of Europe’s most trusted structural panels. You only have to look at our social media channels to see how versatile the panel really is. It’s a strong, trendy, ‘green’ product and just as at home in an edgy shopfitting display as it is a hoarding structure on a mucky construction site.

OSB is formed of flakes of timber bonded with resin adhesives in 50 cross-directional layers mechanically pressed to create this spectacularly strong engineered board; it’s stronger than ply, with no knots, voids or de-lamination.

Our 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 FSC-certified and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation. SterlingOSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde.

Among its multiple uses, SterlingOSB Zero is ideal for timber frame construction. The boards are designed to speed up the build process and are available in a wide range of grades, thicknesses and sheet sizes. For structural use in dry or humid load bearing situations, SterlingOSB Zero OSB3 is the board of choice. When undertaking dry lining, SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix quickly provides secure anchorage areas.

The ultimate high performance building system is offered by Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) with SterlingOSB Zero boards sandwiching a highly thermally-efficient insulating foam core. With the potential to be fabricated for almost any building design, the panels are manufactured under factory controlled conditions, saving time and improving build quality. 

Flooring and roofing applications are served by SterlingOSB Zero OSB3 and SterlingOSB Zero Tongue & Groove. Panels are easy to saw, drill, nail or plane. SterlingOSB Zero’s smooth surface gives improved adhesion qualities for all flat roofing applications with no sanding required, even for GRP finishes.

To meet the need for fire protection during the construction phase, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions is the answer. The product was developed in response to the Structural Timber Association’s guidelines for reducing fire spread in large timber frame buildings when fire resistant dry lining finishes are not yet in place.

The inherent strength of SterlingOSB Zero makes it the natural choice for site hoardings and for boarding up windows and doors of vacant properties. Hoardings formed using SterlingOSB Zero may be finished with most popular surface treatments, allowing marketing messages and designs to be displayed to create a smart site perimeter.

In retail and other commercial applications, SterlingOSB Zero provides an efficient means of building displays and partitions. Due to its raw, visual appeal, designers and architects are increasingly employing the material to give spaces a natural and contemporary look.

Samples of SterlingOSB Zero, and our other construction panels, can be ordered here and you can download a selection of tools including a fully-interactive guide to all West Fraser products and a checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your build.

For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit Uk.westfraser.com

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