MEDITE SMARTPLY UK LIMITED
CROSSWAYS BUSINESS PARK
KENT DA2 6QH
Tel: 01322 424900
Fax: 01322 424920
Suppliers of: MDF panels, MDF boards, Construction boards, building boards, Plywood boards, fire retardant boards, dry lining boards, OSB Boards OSB Panels
MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market leader in the manufacture of sustainable timber construction panels and are renowned for delivering the highest quality products. MEDITE MDF and SMARTPLY OSB are highly regarded and both are well known for quality, choice and innovation. Whether you are the specifier, architect or end user, we make the product with the variant you need.
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MEDITE is one of Europe´s most recognised brands of MDF and MEDITE products are now recognised as the benchmark for quality, consistency and performance in the MDF market.
SMARTPLY (OSB) - Oriented Strand Board - is a versatile, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to plywood. It is suitable for use in both structural and non-structural construction. OSB sheets are among the most environmentally efficient building material on the market. Find out how Smartply can make you work smarter and not harder at our dedicated microsite: www.smartply-worksmarter.com/
Some of our Products, please look at our website for the full range -
A multi-purpose MDF with excellent face properties making it suitable for the thinnest laminates and surface coatings as well as a wide range of interior application.
A specially engineered moisture resistant MDF panel with an extra smooth surface finish.
An MDF panel manufactured with zero added formaldehyde, developed specifically for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications.
An MDF panel developed specifically for use in environmentally sensitive interior applications where formaldehyde emissions need to be kept to a minimum but where a Euroclass B flame retardant board is also required under building regulations.
A high performance breathable sheathing panel suitable for use in all types of timber frame structures.
A general purpose MDF suitable for most on-site application. Benefits include easier handling, lower transport costs and reduced tool wear.
The panel has outstanding durability and dimensional stablility allowing them to be used in applications such as concrete, plastics or metals. These groundbreaking panels provide architects, specifiers and designers with an entirely new construction material allowing design flexibility and opportunity for creativity.
A highly engineered OSB4 panel suitable for demanding environments where strength, rigidity and stability are vital.
SMARTPLY OSB3 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 etc..
A strong versatile structural board suitable for use in humid conditions. Manufactured to the same standards as SMARTPLY OSB3 but with the addition of tongue and grooved edges.
Is an engineered OSB3 panel incorporating a continuous recess designed to accommodate ’C’ shaped metal studs used in the construction of plasterboard partitions.
A structural OSB panel with integrated vapour control and air barrier properties for use as structural sheathing in timber frame structures.
A coated hoarding panel designed for saving time and money.
SMARTPLY STRONGDECK is an extremely high-performance engineered wood panel suitable for the most demanding structural applications. It is manufactured using state of the art ContiRoll® technology consisting of moisture resistant and formaldehyde-free bonding of wood strands, precision strand orientation and continuous pressing.
Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the MEDITE SMARTPLY website or via the BPi Download Library.
Medite Smartply - Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
Timber panels for a post-lockdown world
Even in normal circumstances, we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
During the most recent Covid-19 pandemic, which has spurred a global lockdown, this has increased even further, with many not leaving their homes at all for months.
Our surrounding built environment has a tangible impact on our quality of life, and more so as the amount of time we spend indoors increases. A significant consideration is the indoor air quality inside our buildings, which is determined in part by the building materials used.
If building owners were under pressure to compete in both the sustainability and the emerging wellbeing market, now they most definitely are.
Now, it’s not only an attractive plus for a potential tenant (be they a company looking for office space or a family searching for a home) to read the sustainability and wellbeing credentials of the building owner or developer—it’s the key factor that might just tip the balance. This makes it essential that all building products specified be aligned with the occupants’ health and wellbeing. All major environmental building standards such as BREEAM, LEED and The WELL Standard now recognise this.
Advances in technology have allowed timber construction panel manufacturers, including MEDITE SMARTPLY, to crucially prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of both contractors and building occupants.
MEDITE SMARTPLY’s range of innovative products not only meet but exceed emissions standards and are able to contribute to healthy environments both indoors and outdoors post lockdown.
Addressing challenges with innovative solutions
MEDITE CLEAR MDF was developed especially for the most sensitive interior applications such as hospitals and care homes, which have been crucial environments during the pandemic. However, there is no reason why it should not be specified by residential and commercial architects to consciously manage the level of formaldehyde emitted by building products in any project.
Manufactured with no added formaldehyde, MEDITE CLEAR has been shown to reflect less than 1.0mg of formaldehyde present per 100g: the equivalent to that of natural wood—but it still brings with it all the versality of MDF.
Other selected specialist MEDITE products that are manufactured with no added formaldehyde which are ideal for interior fit outs include: MEDITE FR CLEAR, for sensitive applications that also require a Euroclass B or C fire rating; MEDITE MR, for moisture resistance; and MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX), for water resistance.
An acetylated wood product, which means it is organically treated to be supremely resistant to water and fungal decay, MTX can be used indoors or outdoors and is guaranteed for up to 50 years above ground. Aside from its external uses, MTX has historically been used to fit out wet rooms and showers as a sustainable, easily machined alternative to plastic.
The entire MEDITE MDF product range exceeds CARB2 certification, one of the world’s most stringent tests for emission of formaldehyde.
All of the SMARTPLY OSB range is manufactured with absolutely no added formaldehyde as standard, providing low VOC peace of mind that a developer or architect is able to pass on to tenants, as well as enabling the building to achieve or maintain it’s all important BREEAM rating or similar.
SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS can contribute in exactly this way, as a pre-rebated, pre-sized engineered OSB3 panel can enable contractors to install reliable, heavy weightbearing pattressing at speed.
As office employees seek to feel more secure in their understandably daunting environment on returning to the office, it’s possible that more enclosed, specialised office designs will return, and with them the need for partition walls strong enough to hang monitors or equipment from.
Despite its weightbearing strength, PATTRESS PLUS can be lifted by a single person, helping dryliners to work independently when necessary, for example when observing government guidelines on safe working distances to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Other interior SMARTPLY products are SMARTPLY MAX FR, for applications that call for regulation fire rated materials used along fire escape routes or within floors and ceilings; and SMARTPLY ULTIMA for the ultimate in weightbearing OSB which is able to be used for both interiors and exteriors.
Finally, all of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s timber panels are responsibly sourced from its own FSC® certified forests in Ireland, guaranteeing a clear supply chain. Let’s do the right thing for post lockdown fit outs with MEDITE SMARTPLY!
Find all information on Fit Out Focused products from MEDITE SMARTPLY here: https://mdfosb.com/en/fit-out
Creating safe spaces at speed, with PATTRESS PLUS
The UK construction industry has some ground to cover after its two-month hiatus this year during the Covid-19 crisis. This is especially the case for hospitals, offices, gyms and many other public buildings that are now having to remodel interiors to ensure safety in the new age of social distancing.
The efficacy of the bathroom cubicle, for example, is in dispute. Instead of a long line of cubicles and an even longer queue, workplaces and public use buildings may well move toward individual bathrooms with separate hand washing facilities, to allow for more space in between people waiting and far fewer unwashed hands on cubicle doors.
Accomplishing this ahead of our full emergence into the outside world will mean partitioning current multi-use bathrooms in record time and ensuring new fixtures and fittings are properly secured. The challenge is also to ensure installers, such as dryliners, can easily socially distance while working too.
As doubling the contractor workforce is out of the question, then, the solution rests on the building products and manufactures to help solve the challenges of this new world.
Historically responsible for allowing dryliners to finish installations days in advance, PATTRESS PLUS, the pre-rebated, pre-sized pattressing panel from MEDITE SMARTPLY, is developed to rise to any challenge, and is recognised as a suitable alternative to plywood.
Dryliners can save valuable minutes on each panel installed as no cutting or rebating is needed on site: the precisely positioned, continuous recess along one side is designed to accommodate ‘C’ studs easily and securely.
As well as speed, this effect of this is a massive reduction in use of power tools, unnecessary dust and excessive noise generation.
Panels are provided ready to use in thicknesses of 15mm or 18mm, widths of 397mm or 597mm (to perfectly fit 400mm and 600mm stud centres), and lengths of 1250mm or 2397mm, corresponding with leading plasterboard partition specifications. This is in line with FIS safety task guidelines and make PATTRESS PLUS a safe one-man lift, enabling dryliners to work alone when necessary.
Importantly, speed comes with no sacrifice of loadbearing ability. Meeting the severe duty rating, PATTRESS PLUS is tested to BS 5234-2, demonstrating a pull-out working load of 150kg and heavyweight anchorage of 250kg. Anything from large mirrors, basins, cupboards (whatever their contents might be) and toilets (and whatever extra weight is applied to them) will be safe.
Finally, PATTRESS PLUS doesn’t add to the thickness of the finished partition wall. It can even provide a robust structure suitable for use in public access areas, including corridors and stairwells, contributing to higher levels of impact-resistance.
While construction is certainly not the only industry that must adapt to accommodate a new era, it is becoming clear that it must be one of the first. In light of this, innovation in building products that make adapting easier and more efficient, for the safety of all involved, are all the more important. Let’s do the right thing, together.
Check out PATTRESS PLUS from MEDITE SMARTPLY here: https://mdfosb.com/en/smartply/products/pattress-plus