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Monday 6th July 2020
MEDITE SMARTPLY Technical Sales Manager, Gary Carpenter, takes a look into the Drylining sectors’ product solutions during these unprecedented times.
The construction industry has evolved significantly over the last 40 years and will undoubtedly continue to do so. With or without COVID-19 to consider, health and safety will always remain a number one priority, whilst continuing to set high standards in innovation, cost reduction, build quality and sustainability.
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Rebecca Goldsmith explains how clearer indoor air quality can help preserve some of our most precious pieces of history…
A constant preoccupation for conservationists and museum curators, the clarity of indoor air can significantly affect the lifespan of ancient or fragile objects—in much the same way as people feel the effects of poor indoor air quality!
Wednesday 4th March 2020
MEDITE SMARTPLY Product Marketing Executive Rebecca Goldsmith investigates…
In the interests of ensuring the safety of both construction workers and building occupants, formaldehyde-based resins in construction materials have always been a preoccupation for built environment professionals.
But this is especially important when it comes to designing and specifying for sensitive environments such as hospitals and health care centres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.