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From kennels to ‘man-caves’, SterlingOSB Zero makes the perfect foundation

Like many of us today, joiner John Penny was planning to create a space for “just me” at the bottom of the garden!  We all have ideas with what we would like to do at the bottom of the garden; get away (!), read, work…the list is endless! For John, what started life as a “man-cave” ended up being a valuable, super spraying studio for his growing portfolio of jobs.  The other side of the building was turned into kennels for the family pets! 

As with all his framing jobs, John used Norbord’s SterlingOSB Zero for the build.  “I’ve always found SterlingOSB Zero makes a structurally sound building.  It is easy to work with and accepts studs and nails well.  Other brands of OSB I’ve tried in the past have had a tendency to expand and contract, but not SterlingOSB Zero”, said John. 

John purchases his SterlingOSB Zero from the Edinburgh Newcraighall branch of MGM Timber.

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