SterlingOSB Zero, the multi-use panel product

West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero or ‘Sterlingboard’, as it is often known, is one of Europe’s most widely used and trusted structural panels. This should come as no surprise to anyone that has employed this incredibly versatile, strong and ‘green’ product; whether as the ‘go to’ solution on a construction site or as an aestheticallyimportant interior design element. 

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is formed of flakes or strands of timber bonded with resin adhesives in some 50 cross-directional layers mechanically pressed to create a structurally engineered board. The SterlingOSB Zero range from West Fraser is stronger than ply, with no knots, voids or de-lamination.

Among its multiple uses, SterlingOSB Zero is ideal for timber frame construction. The boards are designed to speed up the build process and are available in a wide range of grades, thicknesses and sheet sizes. For structural use in dry or humid load bearing situations, SterlingOSB Zero OSB3 is the board of choice. When undertaking dry lining, SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix quickly provides secure anchorage areas.

The ultimate high performance building system is offered by Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) with SterlingOSB Zero boards sandwiching a highly thermallyefficient insulating foam core. With the potential to be fabricated for almost any building design, the panels are manufactured under factory controlled conditions, saving time and improving build quality.  

Flooring and roofing applications are served by SterlingOSB Zero OSB3 and SterlingOSB Zero Tongue & Groove. Panels are easy to saw, drill, nail or plane. SterlingOSB Zero’s smooth surface gives improved adhesion qualities for all flat roofing applications with no sanding required, even for GRP finishes.

To meet the need for fire protection during the construction phase, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions is the answer. The product was developed in response to the Structural Timber Association’s guidelines for reducing fire spread in large timber frame buildings when fire resistant dry lining finishes are not yet in place.

The inherent strength of SterlingOSB Zero makes it the natural choice for site hoardings and for boarding up windows and doors of vacant properties. Hoardings formed using SterlingOSB Zero may be finished with most popular surface treatments, allowing marketing messages and designs to be displayed to create a smart site perimeter. 

In retail and other commercial applications, SterlingOSB Zero provides an efficient means of building displays and partitions. Due to its raw, visual appeal, designers and architects are increasingly employing the material to give spaces a natural and contemporary look.

Along with its many practical attributes, the Sterling OSB Zero range has strong  environmental credentials. All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC certified and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation. Sterling OSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, ensuring an even ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.

Samples of SterlingOSB Zero, and West Fraser’s other construction panels, can be ordered on the website.  Head to the website to download a selection of tools including a fully-interactive guide to all West Fraser products and a checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your build.

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