EGGER UK has launched OSB HDX a brand new 30mm heavy duty, load bearing OSB4 panel suitable for use in humid environments.
It replaces EGGER’s 38mm HDX chipboard and is the ideal solution 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.
S & L United Storage Systems Ltd in Essex, specialists in the supply and installation of shelving and racking systems and mezzanine flooring for warehouses, distribution centres, retail environments and self-storage facilities, have been quick to see the benefits.
“Our fitters were extremely happy with the performance of EGGER’s new OSB HDX product. They found the panels easy to handle over what they normally use, were surprised by how light in weight the product is given its superior structural properties and how well the boards fitted together. They were able to complete the installation quicker and are happy to use OSB HDX on future projects,” said Robert Wray, Contracts Manager.
The low swelling properties of EGGER OSB HDX means it is less likely than P6 to pick up moisture which can lead to uneven floors. Another added benefit for installers is it’s easy to fit. With a tongue and groove profile on the 2 long edges, the panels are laid the same way as 38mm chipboard.
Due to it only being 30 mm thick, it’s 20% lighter, despite it being wider than a typical chipboard panel (675 mm as opposed to the usual 600 mm), the wider board means that it is easier to manoeuvre and quicker to lay. Dan Soulsby, EGGER’s category manager for building products, said: “We’re always pushing the boundaries with our products to offer customers innovation and excellent quality solutions for their projects.
“EGGER OSB HDX is a lighter, wider board that’s easy to handle and quicker to lay. Its greater strength and stiffness over 38mm chipboard allows our customers to potentially install floors which are designed to take higher loads, or even use fewer joists. In turn this can provide customers with the opportunity to make significant savings on time and cost with their projects by using fewer materials and laying the floors quicker.”
“As businesses grow they will often look to relocate premises in order to expand their operations. This can be very costly and time consuming, never mind the upheaval involved in moving a business to a new location. Often a more economical and efficient answer can be to consider installing a mezzanine floor in the existing premises. This can allow businesses to make the most out of their current premises with the potential of doubling the area for a one off cost as oppose to either moving entirely or increasing rental costs”.
“EGGER OSB HDX is ideal for this application as it provides the strength and stiffness required for a mezzanine floor, plus a whole host of additional benefits to the installer – it truly is an innovation in mezzanine flooring!”
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.
EGGER OSB HDX board dimensions: 2400 x 600 x 30 mm TG2
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