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Norbord is at the heart of the business with Spark:York

Recycled shipping containers in York are being converted into a community space to offer affordable spaces to start-up businesses. Providing an area where locals have an opportunity to enjoy the city, Spark:York has turned to Norbord to help create a hub for social businesses.

Using 540 sheets of 18mm SterlingOSB3 to clad the inside of the shipping containers and 342 sheets of CaberShieldPlus to cover the floors, Spark:York aims to create an aesthetically pleasing, practical space that will be beneficial to the local area.

The durability, versatility and clean, grey finish of CabershieldPlus is a perfect fit for the community project that promises to create a hive of activity.

Joe Gardham, director of Spark:York, commented “The criteria for tenants is that they must be local to York, an independent business, and have a social purpose. We are putting an emphasis on the final point because our aim is to change the social mindsets of the next generation of entrepreneurs. We will reinvest all profits to subsidise activities for those who are unable to access them.”

Norbord is one of the leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panel products, that are FSC®-certified and used extensively in the construction, DIY and furniture sectors. Norbord’s brands, SterlingOSBCaberBoardCaberWood MDF and ContiBoard are well known and are commonly specified by architects, national housebuilders and specifiers.

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