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MEDITE SMARTPLY Discover a New Way to Exhibit at Ecobuild 2016

MEDITE SMARTPLY Discover a New Way to Exhibit at Ecobuild 2016

Wednesday 30th March 2016

MEDITE SMARTPLY provided a stunning showcase at this year’s Ecobuild by providing DISCOVER, the event’s show-stopping social centrepiece, as well as promoting its unrivalled range of quality sustainable wood panels.

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WikiHouse Could fix the Housing Crisis by Making Construction Accessible to all

WikiHouse Could fix the Housing Crisis by Making Construction Accessible to all

Friday 19th February 2016

The construction industry needs to build high volumes of affordable but energy efficient housing in order to meet Government targets of 400,000 new homes during the current Parliament. But with the added elements of a major skills shortage throughout the supply chain and the need to cut carbon emissions to meet Building Regulations and national commitments making this a perfect storm of challenges, how can industry deliver? Part of the solution to this daunting problem might already be here with the invention of the WikiHouse, a democratic as well as affordable approach to housebuilding that enables everyone to build a house.

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SMARTPLY PROPASSIV Ready to Build an Airtight Case at Ecobuild

SMARTPLY PROPASSIV Ready to Build an Airtight Case at Ecobuild

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Set to revolutionise the timber frame industry with its outstanding airtightness performance making it the ideal panel system for ultra-low energy buildings, the new SMARTPLY PROPASSIV structural OSB panel will be showcased at Ecobuild 2016 which takes place from 8th to 10th March at London’s ExCeL.  

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Ecobuild's Discover Design Charette Winner Revealed

Ecobuild's Discover Design Charette Winner Revealed

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

A collaborative design by students from Bartlett School of Architecture has been selected to create a show-stopping centrepiece at Ecobuild 2016. The DISCOVER feature stand will be the show’s central social hub, spotlighting forward-thinking construction and innovation. It will display shortlisted practices from the BD Architect of the Year Awards as well as sustainability solutions from Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch shortlist for 2016. 

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SMARTPLY VapAirTight Plays an Active Role

SMARTPLY VapAirTight Plays an Active Role

Wednesday 13th January 2016

At an architect’s new timber frame home in Cork, Ireland, high racking strength and airtightness were crucial in the internal lining specification. With the installation of 240 sheets of the new SMARTPLY VapAirTight OSB3 panel, the house achieved an air change rate (n50) of 0.09 air changes per hour at 50Pa – six times better than recommended by the PassivHaus Institute.

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Discover MEDITE and SMARTPLY at Ecobuild 2016

Discover MEDITE and SMARTPLY at Ecobuild 2016

Monday 4th January 2016

Leading manufacturers of engineered wood panels, MEDITE - SMARTPLY have been announced as stand sponsors for a major new feature at Ecobuild 2016. DISCOVER, will be a social hub showcasing one of the UK’s premier architectural awards shortlist, a national initiative to find the next eco-innovator and a platform for future materials.

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SMARTPLY Chosen by Greenpeace for Emergency Humanitarian Project

SMARTPLY Chosen by Greenpeace for Emergency Humanitarian Project

Monday 21st December 2015

SMARTPLY, the leading manufacturer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) provided a rapid, reliable solution for a humanitarian project coordinated by Greenpeace UK to build emergency accommodation for homeless families in time for Christmas.

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SMARTPLY Fits the Bill at Passivhaus Archive Facility

SMARTPLY Fits the Bill at Passivhaus Archive Facility

Monday 23rd November 2015

A timber frame structure featuring an airtight layer of 18mm SMARTPLY OSB3 has helped the new £8 million Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre to become the UK’s first archival storage building to meet Passivhaus standards.

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A Lesson in Low Energy Construction with SMARTPLY OSB

A Lesson in Low Energy Construction with SMARTPLY OSB

Thursday 19th November 2015

At a live build workshop run by architectural practice Studio Bark, 140m2 of SMARTPLY OSB3 has been installed at the construction of Warren Lodge – a prototype of low-energy student-led construction which gives students and graduates ‘hands-on' experience of a real building project.

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SMARTPLY Makes the Grade at Flagship Passivhaus School

SMARTPLY Makes the Grade at Flagship Passivhaus School

Friday 6th November 2015

At the £4.9 million Oak Meadow Primary School in Wolverhampton, a super-insulated lightweight timber frame was integral to the project achieving Passivhaus certification. For the inner external walls and first floor ceiling, SMARTPLY OSB3 panels provided the perfect combination of strength and airtightness – helping the school to become one of the UK's first accredited Passivhaus schemes.

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