Running out of warehouse space can be a daunting prospect for any business. Especially with the disruption and high costs associated with relocating premises.

Installing a mezzanine floor in an existing premises is a cost effective and efficient solution to space management problems. Optimising existing floor space and potentially doubling the area for a one off cost.

EGGER’s 30mm OSB HDX is the ideal material for heavy duty load bearing environments such as mezzanine flooring, racking, shelving, working platforms and decking, where P5 or P6 38mm chipboard would typically be used.

Alan White, Director of Sales for Building Products at EGGER UK, said “EGGER OSB HDX has been a game changer for those involved in mezzanine flooring projects. It is wider, lighter and stronger than conventional 38mm boards, as well as having higher load points and UDLs.

This innovative product can help businesses make significant savings on time and cost by using fewer materials and laying floors quicker.”

EGGER OSB HDX is a 2400mm x 675mm board with a tongue and groove on the two long edges.

Against a typical 38mm chipboard equivalent with a 600mm width, the user gets just over 11% more coverage per panel. Despite this extra width, it is around 20% lighter than 38mm chipboard making it easier to manoeuvre and quicker to lay.

Additional benefits include fully sanded surfaces on both sides of the board, which improves performance, making it less prone to wear and tear. The sanded surfaces also offer a more aesthetically pleasing finish to the floors once laid.

Wyder Engineered Timber Systems, based in Preston expanded its on-site production facilities by creating a 280 sq.m mezzanine level. Dave Williams Company Director explains “Installing a mezzanine floor has enabled us to reclaim what was otherwise wasted space.

The mezzanine level is three times the size of the original area located on the ground floor. Our new purpose-built premises have doubled the space we need to enable the business to grow.

“We specified EGGER OSB HDX panels to create the substrate floor for the mezzanine level because of its performance. The panels are denser and stronger than traditional 38mm chipboard and offer superior insulation and sound reduction from the factory noise below.

EGGER UK specialises in the design and manufacture of structural flooring boards for use in both residential and commercial build projects throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

To find out more, contact the EGGER building products hotline on 0845 602 4444 or email or visit


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