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 onMAe 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 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 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.
Irish Timber Supply
As you may be aware, there has been a lot of discussion in the press recently about a potential disruption to timber supply in Ireland, due to the issues with felling licences.
In the bigger picture, Ireland’s timber supply is already increasing dramatically, however the administration side has not kept pace. The recent media coverage is just the latest in an ongoing campaign by all the stakeholders in the industry to streamline processes and systems . The Forest Industry body is using the opportunity of a new government to ramp up the political pressure.
Thanks to our parent company, Coillte, being custodians of 7% of Ireland’s land, they are better placed than many private suppliers to offer security of supply to MEDITE SMARTPLY, ensuring that we in turn, can continue to supply our customers. As a state forestry company, we are very close to Government policy and are actively working with Government agencies at a senior level to improve the relevant processes.
MS procurement team have been actively managing the situation for the last 6-9 months; successfully without disruption to our supply and in order to ensure that we can continue to do so. MEDITE SMARTPLY is fully confident of its continued supply.
We will continue to provide updates as the situation demands.
Exposed OSB panels used to bring edgy design-led interior commercial space to life
Exposed OSB panels used to bring edgy design-led interior commercial space to life
When design driven beauty company SLG wanted to bring an unexpected new aesthetic to their newly acquired working space in The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham, they called on the expertise of interior design company Modus. Ever thinking outside the box to bring brand new trends to the forefront, Modus specified exposed OSB for the floors and a seating area, in the form of SMARTPLY MAX (OSB3).
The company has previously worked with clothing label Superdry, YouTube star Zoella, and pop group Little Mix. Having such big names listed in their portfolio, SLG has always been looking for ways to innovate and keep up with their brand’s image.
In order to do so, SLG has moved its workspace from sites previously located in both Cheltenham and Gloucester, into the 27,000 sq. ft premises of The Brewery Quarter, inside Studio 19.
This beautiful workspace sits opposite the likes of The Botanist and above Urban Outfitters, in the heart of the city's retail centre. It’s safe to say that SLG has upgraded its working premises to an environment that represents its image in an authentic way.
Modus specified SMARTPLY MAX, manufactured by MEDITE SMARTPLY, to create an OSB ‘highway’ through Studio 19, meant to work as the main circulation route connecting the space from east to west. Moreover, in intending to further connect the design through the use of materials, Vidhi Sharma, Creative Director, and Peter Chang, Design Technician on the project, chose to repeat this finish for a set of bleacher seats, and a red cargo container displaying SLG’s products.
Vidhi and Peter explained: “The objective was to create a space that felt like paradise. A space where individuals would feel proud and willing to go to every day.”
One of the benefits of using SMARTPLY MAX for the floors is that it allowed an expansion gap that was part of the base build floor to be bridged seamlessly, incorporating the design. The OSB freeway infers an ‘urban, street culture vibe’, reminiscent of skate parks and urban recreation areas. Modus even opted to include customised SLG skateboards as wall art to further demonstrate this style.
The otherwise raw concrete space offered up design opportunities such as turning a vast concrete wall jutting out into the space into a media wall on one side and secret hideaway on the other, named “The Pavilion.”
The client’s vision included keeping the floor raw and industrial. “We kept the SMARTPLY MAX panels exactly as they arrived for most applications, with the small addition of clear sealant, except where we painted it black to make a statement in certain areas.” Vidhi and Peter said.
“Flooring was screwed down directly onto fixed raised floor tiles. The formation of the bleachers and wall cladding also uses a subframe.”
Altogether, Modus used approximately 110m² of SMARTPLY MAX panels for the floor, while the bleachers incorporated roughly 115m². The cutting of sheets for the curved floor had to be carefully managed, as to not have too much wastage. The installation was handled by Medi–Floor and Profile Interiors.
SMARTPLY MAX is the versatile, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to plywood. It is suitable for use in structural and non-structural construction uses, as well as many other non-construction applications.
Find out more about the SMARTPLY MAX and other MEDITE SMARTPLY products with surprising uses in the interior fit out sector here: https://mdfosb.com/en/fit-out