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West Fraser: OSB Zero PrimedPlus ideal for site hoarding and security

  • 17 Aug 2023

SterlingOSB Zero PrimedPlus, from timber panel specialist West Fraser, is a versatile OSB3 board, primed in the factory in either a neutral white or grey, and ready to be immediately erected around construction projects or buildings in need of protection. Its ‘prime’ advantage over competitors being that it requires no painting or coating prior to use.

Ideally suited for perimeter hoardings, the fact that PrimedPlus can be deployed so quickly is down to its exceptionally smooth surface which results from the added putty finish. The smooth surface allows rain to run off rather than pooling which would inevitably lead to the rapid deterioration of most products. 

Additionally, being knot and void free thanks to West Fraser’s exacting manufacturing process means there are no places for water to get in, further making the panels durable and therefore ideal for long term security purposes. Before the product even gets to site, the fact that it needs no other preparation has already saved time and costs. 

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Used as a hoarding, SterlingOSB Zero PrimedPlus’ ultra-smooth surface will accept high-quality graphics – advertising the new development behind it, for example, or directing potential buyers to a showhouse, or for simply displaying the project team’s particulars.

Weather resilient

While primed ready for use, or with any further finish desired, West Fraser has also treated the edges for extra protection, making SterlingOSB Zero PrimedPlus even more resilient to the weather – the putty used in the manufacturing process is UV resistant too.  Measuring 1220 mm wide by 2440mm long and, at 18mm thick, the boards are supplied in packs of 50 to cover a total area of approximately 150 m2.  

David Connacher, marketing manager at West Fraser, comments on a crucial factor to the wider range’s formulation: “PrimedPlus is part of our OSB range – which is the first UK manufactured OSB with zero-added formaldehyde, therefore reducing health risks, as breathing in the fumes can cause eye, nose and throat irritation. West Fraser takes all its ESG commitments very seriously.”

With a low carbon footprint owing to its manufacture in the UK using only renewable energy and sustainably sourced timber, SterlingOSB Zero PrimedPlus is CE marked and complies with the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and BBA Agrement requirements – so helps meet the requirements of the increasingly eco-conscious architect, builder or other specifier.

For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit https://uk.westfraser.com/

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