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Buy home-grown – the message we are all hearing for post-COVID times

Home-made and home-grown have never been so important in terms of what we buy now.  We are hearing it from the local café owner right up to massive manufacturing plants. SHOP UK. From food to furniture, there’s a lot to be said for buying home-grown; it’s keeping many in business in difficult times, travel restrictions do not apply; and the world is a lot cleaner if we use what we make on our small island!  That’s why, here at Norbord, the UK’s number one engineered wood panel producer, we’re happy that our wood panels have been made right here in the UK.

So, what are the benefits to those using our panels for making loads of products all over the place – from housebuilding to furniture-making and DIY to packaging? Well, firstly, it guarantees availability and relative price stability. Transport costs are lower because the product doesn’t have to travel far to reach the customer. Secondly, this leads to benefits for the environment. Thirdly, Norbord is the only manufacturer within the UK to produce a zero-added formaldehyde OSB product with our SterlingOSB Zero – alongside CaberFloor particleboard and CaberWood MDF brands. There’s no need to look abroad when you can get high-quality sustainable products on British soil.

No matter what shape the future takes, it will have minimal impact on the cost and availability in the UK of OSB, MDF and particleboard. This is not only a huge reassurance to our industrial customers and their end users, but it’s great for the UK economy too.

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