What is Smartply OSB Board?
OSB means oriented strand board and can also be known as sterling board. Smartply OSB boards are made from engineered strands of wood. It is manufactured by compressing engineered strands of wood mixed with resins at a high temperature. This method creates a multi-use panel that offers many benefits.
Smartply OSB boards are FSC certified and are an eco-friendly alternative to plywood.
OSB is cheaper than plywood making it the more preferred choice of timber. It is extremely versatile and can be used for all sorts of projects in the construction industry and in the home.
The wood used to make OSB is constructed from small pieces of timber combined with adhesives. By using these smaller pieces of wood it enables OSB to be created from younger trees in place of mature, more established trees. Making OSB a more sustainable choice of wood.
OSB is suitable to be used in dry conditions and interior humid conditions like bathrooms. However, this versatile timber can also be used for exterior projects when waterproofed and treated with moisture-resistant resins.
Uses of OSB
In addition to being suitable for humid conditions, Smartply is also incredibly robust. It has incredible load bearing capacity making it well suited to a wide range of uses including roofing, wall sheathing, roof decking, flooring to diy projects in the home. It is flexible and strong, allowing it to be used with tools to create your chosen shape and size and suitable for painting. The boards are also sturdy enough to allow holes to be drilled into them.