Sterling OSB (oriented strand board) is perfect for today’s building refurbishment projects. Increasingly, builders are substituting plywood for Sterling OSB; it’s more cost-effective, environmentally-efficient and highly versatile with many variations depending on the application.
SterlingOSB (Oriented Strand Board) is a multi-layered timber product but one which is very different from plywood. Instead of being made from alternate sheets of veneer placed at 90 degrees to each other, SterlingOSB is made from layering strands of wood in specific orientations and then bonding the layers with a resin.
Norbord, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood-based panels, now produces eight types of Sterling OSB – SterlingOSB2, Sterling OSB3, SterlingOSB T&G, SterlingOSB – Conti, SterlingOSB Roofcoat, SterlingOSB Sitecoat and a range of three new SterlingOSB fire solutions. Each has been developed for specific applications.
Each panel is made from forest thinnings that are the by-product when small diameter timber is felled; this give better quality trees space to reach maturity. Being produced in the UK from local, sustainable, FSC-accredited timber and produced to the criteria of the environmental standard ISO 14401, SterlingOSB can be employed with confidence when environmental credentials are demanded.