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Setting a new precedent: MEDITE SMARTPLY not only meets but exceeds emissions standards

Monday 17th February 2020

Since 2001, MEDITE SMARTPLY has always manufactured its entire SMARTPLY OSB range with absolutely no added formaldehyde as standard, alongside technically specialised no added formaldehyde MEDITE MDF panel solutions.

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Leading the way in wellbeing and sustainability

Tuesday 11th February 2020

We spend around 90 percent of our lives indoors; more than enough time for each and every building we encounter over our lifetime to have a tangible impact on our quality of life.

In the time since the first green building rating system was established—BREEAM in 1990—we have come to recognise the potential for buildings to not only safeguard but actively promote health and wellbeing as well as sustainability.

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Gary Carpenter on drylining with SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS

Gary Carpenter on drylining with SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS

Monday 20th January 2020

My name is Gary Carpenter & I’m your MEDITE SMARTPLY Technical Sales Manager for South West England & Wales. I’ve been with the company a little over 3 months now but have worked in the construction industry, in various roles, for almost 40 years. My previous role, prior to joining MEDITE SMARTPLY, was a 16-year career with Knauf UK, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of plasterboard and other lightweight construction materials.

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New pattressing panel aims to boost on-site safety

New pattressing panel aims to boost on-site safety

Wednesday 4th December 2019

In 2018 there were an estimated 42,000 cases of work-related physical disorder reported by construction industry professionals. This is around 2.1% of workers in the sector, which may sound small to some, but, it’s actually significantly higher than the rate for workers across all other industries.[1]

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Can MDF help me to achieve a healthier home?

Can MDF help me to achieve a healthier home?

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Today’s environmentally aware society is revolutionising the way we think about building, construction and design.

Being environmentally aware doesn’t just mean caring about the outside environment; it also means being conscious of the environments we create indoors.

For developers, publicly displaying ‘green’ credentials is fast becoming a must to win new business, while work on both new buildings and renovations now come with preoccupations over the sustainability of a project, the products used, and the health and wellbeing of the eventual occupants.

With advances in technology, this positive environmental focus has led to the production of a wealth of innovative new products to help sustain the creation of safer, healthy environments for people at home and at work every day, while preserving natural environments outside.

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Zero added formaldehyde: why MEDITE CLEAR is the safe option for museums and galleries

Zero added formaldehyde: why MEDITE CLEAR is the safe option for museums and galleries

Monday 26th November 2018

The use of formaldehyde-based resins in construction materials has become standard practice because of various benefits such as low cost, and in wood-based products, dimensional stability.

However, it’s also a growing cause for concern due to health problems caused by the release of formaldehyde both over time and when cutting wood materials containing these resins, as is the case for many MDF panels.

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BREEAM and responsible product sourcing

BREEAM and responsible product sourcing

Thursday 11th October 2018

The construction and maintenance of buildings relies on the extraction and utilisation of the earth’s limited natural resources. If we don’t adopt more sustainable forestry and building practices worldwide, there will be problems.

 With responsible management, timber is a 100% renewable natural resource. However, a recent study by the WWF found that we may have only a decade of timber left, due to huge levels of unsustainable deforestation.

 This is one of the reasons why some responsible developers are demanding that their buildings are designed and built to meet the requirements of environmental assessment certification schemes such as BREEAM.

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Creating Safe, Healthy Environments with MEDITE SMARTPLY

Creating Safe, Healthy Environments with MEDITE SMARTPLY

Friday 5th October 2018

For developers, publicly displaying ‘green’ credentials is fast becoming a must to win new business, while work on both new buildings and renovations now come with preoccupations over the sustainability of a project, the products used, and the health and wellbeing of the eventual occupants. 

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Timber Shortage: Prevention via Proper Practice

Monday 6th August 2018

The largest international suppliers that supply the UK timber trade are either at the point of expiry or already running at a deficit.

This comes after a report commissioned by the WWF found that countries such as Colombia and Brazil, will run out of timber forests in approximately 12 and 16 years respectively. Nigeria, Pakistan and Thailand are in a worse position and could see the demise of theirs in a decade or less, while South Africa is reported to only have about seven years’ worth of timber forests remaining.

The report also examines how sourcing timber from sustainably managed forests could help stem this devastating loss of resources.

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Maintaining air quality with MEDITE CLEAR!

Maintaining air quality with MEDITE CLEAR!

Friday 6th July 2018

It’s official: 22 Bishopsgate is not only the tallest building in London - after The Shard- but also the first “shell and core” office building in the UK to apply for the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard ®.

The fact that one of the tallest buildings in Europe is being built to comply with a wellness standard is a sign that developers are starting to change the way that they think about the design and construction of buildings in order to attract occupiers.

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