MEDITE SMARTPLY UK LIMITED
CROSSWAYS BUSINESS PARK
KENT DA2 6QH
Tel: 01322 424900
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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.
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Refurb of historic former Coventry Evening Telegraph building achieved using SMARTPLY
Refurb of historic former Coventry Evening Telegraph building achieved using SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB/4
The rear section of the former Coventry Evening Telegraph Building is being transformed into a brand-new cultural venue, using SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB/4 for its flooring.
The building has been home to the city’s newspaper for over 50 years, and following the publication’s move to new offices, has hosted numerous cultural events such as art exhibitions and concerts. The front of the building was recently converted into the four-star Telegraph Hotel, leaving the rear to be redeveloped.
Dean Harrow, Quantity Surveyor of main contractor Harrabin Construction, said: “The task was to convert the basement at the rear of the building. It was originally called the ‘reel store’, where rolls of paper for the newspaper were kept. This is being converted into a digital art gallery for a legacy project with the City of Coventry. The gallery will feature lots of high-tech features and projections.”
To ensure that a good floor-to-ceiling height was maintained, SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB/4 was specified for the flooring. As a robust OSB/4 panel suitable for the most demanding structural applications, SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB/4 offered increased strength and rigidity in areas where higher than standard loads are expected, without significantly increasing the height of the floor.
Furthermore, SMARTPLY ULTIMA has a higher moisture resistance compared to OSB/3 panels, which makes it ideal for an area with a high water table.
Dean explained: “We had a couple of issues on this project, one was that the ceiling height was quite low, and the other was that the area had suffered with high water tables. Over the years, there has been a river and several sewers going through this part of Coventry. To counteract this, we could have put a heavy waterproof membrane down and then put a screen on top, but in this job millimetres were critical. So, we decided to use 18mm SMARTPLY ULTIMA OSB/4 instead, as it is highly water resistant, and it allowed us to maintain as much floor to ceiling height as we could. This didn’t rule out the necessity for a waterproof membrane, but it allowed us to use something lighter over the floor, over which SMARTPLY ULTIMA was installed, and still maintain the floor to ceiling height. Around 70 square metres of OSB/4 were used, and it’s worked very well.”
Dean concluded: “We have used MEDITE SMARPTLY products in the past, and we have been happy with the results. We hope to use them again in the future.”
Manufactured using ContiRoll® technology, SMARTPLY ULTIMA is a smooth, consistent wood panel that can be produced in largescale formats of up to 2.8m wide by 7.5m long. This makes it an ideal panel for large projects as it allows entire roofs, floors and walls to be sheathed with minimal effort and in less time.
Finally, SMARTPLY ULTIMA contains no added formaldehyde, which makes it safer to work with for installers and contributes to an overall healthier building.
The project is due for completion at the end of October 2021.
Harrabin Construction is a UK construction company based in Coventry. It was established in 1974 and specialises in new builds, refurbishment and alternation, and restoration of buildings of historical significance.
Edinburgh’s John Lewis gets an upgrade during refurb with PATTRESS PLUS
The refurbishment of the 160,000 square-foot John Lewis store in Edinburgh includes the installation of SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS – MEDITE SMARTPLY’s robust pattressing panel.
Bradagh Interiors Ltd, which has been working intermittently on the refurbishment during the past five years, specified PATTRESS PLUS throughout levels one, two and three of the department store, after having successfully used it before.
Kevin Gallagher, Director of Bradagh Interiors, explained: “There’s more than one reason why we chose PATTRESS PLUS. Firstly, I had issues in the past with using plywood on the face of studs because of the acoustics field. Plywood is made up of layers of veneer glued together and although it is a natural product, it’s not fully regimental and it was allowing sound to penetrate through the gap. By using PATTRESS PLUS I could screw everything directly into the studs and avoid this problem.
“Furthermore, because plywood had previously been used on the face of the walls, they were going much higher than the ceiling in certain places. This is something else I wanted to avoid on this project.”
SMARTPLY PATTRESS PLUS is an engineered OSB/3 panel incorporating a continuous recess, specially designed to accommodate ‘C’ shaped metal studs used in the construction of plasterboard partitions. This robust panel is tested to the relevant sections of BS5234 Part 2 demonstrating high pull-out strength, making it ideal for large commercial fit outs where wall installations and racking may have to bear heavy and changing loads.
Pre-cut and pre-rebated for a speedier, safer and easier installation, PATTRESS PLUS comes in thicknesses of 15mm and 18mm, and in sizes ranging from 1250mm by 397mm to 2397mm by 597mm to suit a range of partition systems with 400mm and 600mm stud centres.
Crucially, PATTRESS PLUS does not add to the thickness of the partition wall. It provides a robust partition structure suitable for use in public access areas including corridors and stairwells, which contributes to higher levels of impact resistance.
The added benefit of PATTRESS PLUS is that it is manufactured with zero added formaldehyde, making it suitable for environmentally sensitive interior applications where there are likely to be high numbers of people such as hospitals, museums and department stores.
“We have used it on multiple occasions before,” Kevin continued, “and have always been happy with the result, as have my clients, and this contract is no exception.”
The refurbishment will see new features and services added to the John Lewis store, including a home design department, an optician, a beauty concierge and dedicated areas for famous brands.