Flame retardant flooring for student housing

Flame retardant flooring for student housing

SMARTPLY FR/FR BUILD OSB3 from MEDITE SMARTPLY has been used as a flame retardant flooring solution within a seven-storey, timber frame accommodation building for students of John Moores University and University of Liverpool.

The Edge student accommodation building includes 231 en-suite rooms, two penthouse suites, an on-site gym, a launderette and a private residence courtyard. The design of the building by DK Architects utilises a concrete and timber frame structure clad in facing brickwork, metal cladding with UPVC windows and aluminium curtain walling.

Main contractor Bardsley Construction collaborated with timber engineers Datum and specified 1000 sheets of 18mm SMARTPLY FR/FR BUILD OSB3 panels to be used as the floors throughout all seven storeys.

Ross Archer, Technical Manager at Datum, said:"The product was easy to handle, delivered quality and consistency with no degradation of structural properties and, ultimately, gave us peace of mind that we were meeting fire safety and environmental requirements throughout the project.”

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MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of sustainable MDF & OSB timber panels. As a Coillte Group company, their products are manufactured in Ireland using raw materials from their own managed forests, guaranteeing consistency of supply...
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