SITEPROTECT for Bath Racecourse grandstand

SITEPROTECT for Bath Racecourse grandstand

SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT was specified to provide durable, aesthetic protection during construction of a multi-million pound grandstand at Bath Racecourse.

Located 230 metres above sea level, the course is often affected by strong winds, making SMARTPLY SITE¬PROTECT the ideal choice as a long-standing safe hoarding for public and site workers alike.

Bath Racecourse’s new grandstand is designed to transform it into a premier sporting, leisure and business venue. It will include a bar, restaurant and conference facilities to stage corporate and social functions on non-race days. The grandstand will have capacity to seat 400 people.

Sub-contractors Wyatt Fencing looked to SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT in order to supply a hoarding which was quick and easy to install and provided a protective surround to the construction site.

SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT is a highly engineered OSB3 pre-primed timber panel specifically designed to save both time and money in the most demanding hoarding applications.

A total of 160 2.44m x 1.22m SITEPROTECT boards were specified to cover a 50m2 area of Bath
Racecourse and expected to remain standing for 7 months.

Due to SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT being coated with a smooth, heavy duty, cross-linked polymer surface treatment, sub-contractor, Wyatt Fencing, was easily able to pre-paint the boards prior to delivery to site, which sped-up the installation process and gave the boards a smart, uniform look.

As with all SMARTPLY Products, SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT comes with unrivalled quality and environmental certification. It is manufactured from a locally-grown sustainable forest resource in an energy efficient process which ensures it has a lower carbon footprint than many types of plywood.

The system offers a fully certified alternative to softwood plywood and boasts FSC Chain of Custody certification. It is manufactured in accordance with the requirements of EN 300 and CE marked in accordance with the harmonised standard EN 13986.

James Abel, Commercial Manager at Wyatt Fencing, com¬mented: “We specify SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT for most of our projects because of its consistent quality. Its FSC certification ensures we are working with a sustainable product whilst its polymer coating means we can paint boards, pre-installation which saves time and money.

“It ensured we installed a hoarding which suits the grandstand’s corporate image. SMARTPLY SITEPROTECT is most definitely our hoarding of choice.”

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