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SterlingOSB Zero – why the board is the best OSB3

As with any building product or technology, there is a feast of options when it comes to deciding what is best.  In fact, the same can be said for bran, beef, butter and bottles! We, as consumers, are becoming more questioning and discerning in our research. Where does “it” come from? How is it made? Is it of quality and does it nod strongly to the green agenda? 

We at West Fraser make it easy for the builder or specifier when it comes to choosing the right OSB. SterlingOSB Zero is a precision-engineered OSB3 board which is the greenest of its type in the UK. Produced here in Scotland, our load-bearing board has been extensively developed to be free from added formaldehyde.

This achievement perfectly complements our efforts to be carbon neutral; while for builders, reliability of supply is also key in an increasingly unpredictable global market.  This is backed by the knowledge that by choosing OSB3, they will be working with a product that is made from timber grown and processed in the UK resulting in lower embodied carbon from transportation and a highly energy efficient production process. 

Our zero-added formaldehyde OSB3 offers further benefits too: being precision-engineered means there is less waste on site as well as production, with the rugged panels being of uniform dimensions and without weak points such as knots or voids.  Importantly they will not delaminate, while the boards are easier to saw, plane, drill and fix; and screws or even nails can be driven as close as 8mm to the panel edge without splitting.

Being a much smoother OSB than many competitors means that sanding is now obsolete – even for GRP roofing applications – while the board’s more homogenous surface ensures it performs well in the UK’s often humid environment, as well as offering improved adhesion for all flat roofing applications.

Suitable for structural use in multiple applications, SterlingOSB Zero OSB3’s inherent strength makes it ideal for decking or sarking as well as for boarding up vacant properties, and hoardings. 

Finally for specifiers and developers seeking to secure the higher BREEAM categories or to reinforce their environmental commitments, they can be assured that the CO2 locked within SterlingOSB Zero during its lifetime is greater than that involved in its production.

Check out our housebuilders’ page where, amongst lots of useful downloads, you’ll find out things you may not already know about West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero

Information on our carbon net zero commitment can be found here:

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