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SMARTPLY MAX is a strong, versatile board suitable for structural use in humid conditions (service Class 1 and 2), ideal for applications as diverse as roofing, flooring, hoarding and wall sheathing.

In keeping with current construction methods of working towards healthier environments, all SMARTPLY MAX panel products have been manufactured using zero-added formaldehyde.

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Studio Bark The Shed Project David Jensen
The shed project with Studio Bark
OSB3 fit out office
Office fit out for Hanson Architects
SMARTPLY MAX used for roofing
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At a glance

  • OSB3 panel
  • High racking strength
  • Versatile structural panel
  • No added formaldehyde
  • FSC® certified

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Specification and sizes

SMARTPLY MAX is available in a variety of sizes, with other sizes available on request (minimum order quantity may apply)

Panel Size
2997 x 1197mm
Thickness
9mm
Panel Size
2697 x 1197mm
Thickness
9, 11mm
Panel Size
2500 x 1197mm
Thickness
9mm
Panel Size
2440 x 1220mm
Thickness
9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 24mm
Panel Size
2440 x1197mm
Thickness
9mm
Panel Size
2397 x 1197mm
Thickness
9, 11, 18mm

Applications

Manufactured with exterior resins, SMARTPLY MAX is suitable for both interior and exterior structural applications such as roofing, flooring, wall sheathing and hoarding.

RIBA Approved CPD

If you are a RIBA Architect and would like to learn more about specifying OSB, we have experienced technical sales managers that are able to present a CPD at your practice to you and your team.

This CPD will focus on how OSB is made, its uses and its certifications, as well as covering examples of how it has been used in these applications. It will also cover the uses and benefits of specialist OSB boards for applications such as drylining and flame retardant panels. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

  • What OSB is and how it is made
  • The properties of OSB
  • The advantages of OSB over alternatives
  • The various uses of OSB and how it has been modified for specialist applications

Case Studies

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SMARTPLY OSB Creates Crescent Christmas Bench at The Building Centre

Just for Christmas, a circular Tin Chapel and a social seating bench have been created by Roz Barr Architects, using SMARTPLY OSB
Modern Office

Exposed SMARTPLY OSB creates warm atmosphere in Hanson Architects

Creating a simple, uncluttered, clean space with a utilitarian look and feel was the goal for the re-design of Hanson Architect’s Office
Shopping center

Apple Market canopy in Waterford created using SMARTPLY OSB and MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME

MEDITE SMARTPLY is playing a central role in the development of a dramatic contemporary roof feature above Waterford City’s
Glastonbury

SMARTPLY OSB3 used for structure in Greenpeace Field, Glastonbury

The Greenpeace Field at Glastonbury festival has long been popular among festival-goers thanks to their free hot showers
Gorey Skatepark

SMARTPLY OSB used at Skate Park and Shop

The Wreckless indoor skate park and shop, is a 600 square metre facility that provides a communal area

FAQs

SMARTPLY MAX, and all other SMARTPLY OSB products, is manufactured in a state-of-the-art factory equipped with a contiroll® press. Low grade wood logs are cut to create the strands, the strands are then dried and blended with resin and wax. The stands are then deposited in 3 layers before entering the press. The mat is then pressed under heat and pressure to tight thickness and dimensions tolerance.

SMARTPLY MAX is an OSB/3 panel. OSB/3 products have higher inherent structural properties than the corresponding chipboard panel (P5) and therefore for similar joists spacings in flooring applications OSB/3 panels can be thinner and provide similar structural performance. For example, in residential projects 18mm OSB/3 can be used on joists at 600mm spacing while 22mm P5 is required.

OSB panels are usually less dense than chipboard alternative and therefore will usually have lower sound dampening properties.

SMARTPLY MAX can be used in similar applications to plywood but is more uniform and consistent. It is a truly engineered wood-based panel that consists of many strands throughout the thickness of the panel, so its characteristics are averaged out over many more “layers” than plywood giving it more consistency.

SMARTPLY MAX is an OSB/3 panel, meaning it is suitable as a load bearing panel for use in humid conditions (Service class 2) and is therefore ideal for many structural and non-structural applications in both internal and protected external environments. Typical applications are wall sheathing, flooring and roofing.

SMARTPLY MAX is suitable for use in service class 2 conditions. This means that is can be used in environment where the relative humidity can be > 85% at 20°C for a few times a year.

SMARTPLY MAX panels can withstand short periods of temporary wetting during construction, although such exposure must be minimised as much as possible, temporary protection is recommended. Water must never be allowed to pool on the surface of panels, particularly at panel edges and T&G joints. If SMARTPLY MAX panels have been exposed to water, it is recommended to allow the panel to dry to the final expected moisture content before installing any permanent floor permanent covering to avoid any moisture degradation of the panels.

NO. The edges SMARTPLY MAX panels are not coated or painted during manufacture and so the cut edges do not need resealing.

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