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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.
Monday 25th June 2018
When constructing a drywall partition so that it can bear the weight of a handrail, sink, or cabinet a dryliner has to decide between using plywood or Oriented Strand Board (OSB). We’ve matched them up to find the winner once and for all.
Let’s kick off, shall we?
Thursday 14th June 2018
A product is devised as a solution to a problem.
This fact has driven the invention of countless products over the years that have made our day-to-day lives easier. Some products still serve a purpose, but just like us, products and ideas get old.
Put bluntly, if you don’t innovate then you risk ending up on the scrap heap.
Take Nokia, Blockbuster, or Kodak for example: brands which at one point were on top of their game, but now are a distant memory and are only brought up in nostalgic anecdotes.
This same model applies to the construction industry.
Wednesday 30th May 2018
Torching-on felt over a reliable board is the ‘tried and tested’ method for flat roofing that has been around for generations, because it works! The challenge with this method is ensuring the reliability of the board used as the roof deck.
To achieve a great flat roof finish, we’ve created a checklist of key characteristics you need to look out for.
Monday 21st May 2018
There will of course be times when we are faced with specifying products that must meet many different criteria, with absolutely no room for doubt. For example, the need for flame-retardant timber panels whose performance can be relied upon during installation and for the decades ahead.
Monday 14th May 2018
Site-hoarding is more than just putting up a fence. Firstly, you want your site-hoarding to be strong and durable. Secondly, it makes life a lot easier if it’s quick to install, so you can enjoy the really important things in life. And thirdly, too often the sustainability of site-hoarding boards is almost completely disregarded leading to the use of illegally produced tropical plywood.
Thankfully, there is a product that checks these three all-important boxes: SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT.
Friday 4th May 2018
Around 64,000 construction workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work, each year between 2014 and 2017 in the UK. Over 22% of these resulted in over a week off from work.
One common and simple cause of this is the use of power tools on-site. Of course, for certain tasks they’re necessary, but where you can use less of them, you may just avoid any accident or injury potential.
Monday 30th April 2018
It is often said that the best solutions are the simplest.
It is also said that the simplest solutions are the most ingenious.
With this in mind, we have created a panel for dryliners that simply rises to meet the needs of those working in the industry, in 4 ingenious ways:
Monday 23rd April 2018
With summer (finally) just around the corner, it’s time to start working smarter, not harder, to make sure you get to enjoy all the things we love about sunny days, warmer weather, barbeques and beer gardens.
Starting this April, MEDITE SMARTPLY will be launching its summer campaign to help you do just this.