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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® TRICOYA® EXTREME proves perfect panel for paintings at Children’s Hospital
MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME proves perfect panel for paintings at Children’s Hospital Garden
An artist has used MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME (MTX), a weather resistant MDF, to ensure her six original paintings could continue to be enjoyed for up to 50 years at Raigmore Children’s Hospital Garden in Aberdeen.
Artist Fiona Jack was commissioned for the project by Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd, an Aberdeen based company, who won the garden construction contract.
“I had worked with Papillon previously and was delighted to be asked to paint for the Hospital’s garden,” said Fiona. “We had been experimenting with different materials to be able to produce paintings for outside; slate, stone and other similar materials were all considered, but they’re obviously extremely heavy, can be expensive, and their surfaces are not always smooth.”
So, how did MTX come to be chosen? Angelique, Director at Papillon Designs and Landscaping explained: “We were approached by the Archie Foundation, a charity that raises money to support Children’s Hospitals, for the garden project at Raigmore Children’s Hospital, after having previously worked with the Archie’s Director of Projects Ewen Buchan.
“I immediately thought MTX would be the perfect panel for the paintings that we planned as part of the garden design, after having been impressed by it at Futurescape 2018. As MTX is guaranteed for up to 50 years outdoors, above ground, it is a ground breaking material for any landscape designer or artist to use.
“I called the manufacturer, MEDITE SMARTPLY, and arranged for one of their experts to come and talk to us about it at Papillon. After that we were sold. We purchased the panels from Cordiners sawmill in Aberdeen and got to work!”
The paintings are part of a permanent installation in the garden which is animal themed. They nestle amongst sculpted hedges, also designed and installed by Papillon, in the shapes of a highland cow, mirroring the painted highland cow behind it, and the Loch Ness Monster.
“The highland cow is instantly recognisable and deliberately ‘caricatured’ to be warm, fuzzy and comforting,” said Fiona, “I named him Archie, after the Archie Foundation.
“The polar bear paintings, like Nessie, bring an element of fantastical imagination to the garden, while the Scottish landscape and the Castle Urquhart, a site of historical interest, have both inspired stories through ages and represent local heritage.”
While MDF is one of Fiona’s preferred panels for painting onto, MTX “made all the difference” to this project. She explains: “The paintings would never survive outside if painted on regular MDF. MTX is fantastic for this project as it has guaranteed generations of children the enjoyment of the paintings, as it won’t rot or weather for up to 50 years.”
“After cutting the panels to size, I was delighted to see that they required no sanding; they cut very smoothly and consistently. Their smooth flat surface was a joy to paint on! I prepared the panels with gesso just as normal. They were painted in outdoor grade acrylic paint and finished with clear varnish.”
Sustainably manufactured with zero added formaldehyde and made weather resistant using an organic acetylation process, MTX is especially well positioned for the hospital environment, where formaldehyde emissions must be kept to an absolute minimum.
Find out more about MTX here: mdfosb.com/en/medite/products/medite-tricoya-extreme
Fiona Jack is an artist and photographer based in Aberdeen. She received an MFA from Robert Gordon University in 2009 and her work has been on display and collected both in the UK and abroad. Find more information here: www.fionajack.life/
Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd are a design and construction company always on the lookout for innovative new ways and materials to develop their gardens. Find out more on them here: papillonlandscape.co.uk/ and
Keep up with the Archie Foundation at: archie.org/
MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME MDF at Futurescape 2019: The future of Landscaping
MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME MDF at Futurescape 2019: The future of Landscaping
Futurescape is back and with it is MEDITE® TRICOYA® EXTREME (MTX): the revolutionary outdoor MDF from innovative timber panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY.
Located at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher on 19th Nov 2019, Futurescape sees the world’s most innovative, and inspiring landscaping products and businesses come together in one place. MEDITE SMARTPLY will be at stand 132 in Esher Hall. Register for free tickets at www.futurescapeevent.com/
MEDITE SMARTPLY Sales Director Richard Allen said: “We’re passionate about innovating solutions that have social impact and real meaning to anyone who works in landscaping, construction and design. As firm believers in sustainability and creativity, we created MTX to respond to the need for a material alternative to plastics or metals, that will offer a tough, sustainable, environmentally positive solution for modern landscape design.”
MTX has so far taken construction, landscaping and exteriors sectors by storm, as a sustainably produced, organically treated composite wood that is inspiring environmentally conscious designers to do the right thing.
Guaranteed for up to 50 years outdoors above ground, MTX defies the elements by resisting water penetration and fungal growth. These ground-breaking qualities have allowed it to be used in applications previously limited to concrete, steel and plastics. It has been used to create everything from planters, outdoor furniture, garden rooms and sculptures, to playground apparatus and even building façades. You name it, MTX can do it!
Futurescape is the UK’s leading landscaping exhibition, attracting attendees and exhibitors from across the UK. It provides networking opportunities, knowledge expanding technical seminars and demonstrations of brand-new technologies all tailored to help industry professionals ensure they stay at the cutting edge.