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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.
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.