With growing pressure on the UK construction industry to adhere to environmental targets, it has never been more important to understand the journey materials have taken before they arrive on site. At West Fraser’s UK sites, all engineered wood panels are made with a commitment to making better products for a sustainable future. West Fraser’s UK manufactured SterlingOSB Zero and CaberMDF are made from responsibly managed forests.
With the ongoing demand to provide more homes in the UK, coupled with the drive to use sustainable building materials, it is little surprise that the timber frame market is making use of SterlingOSB Zero. As Steve Roebuck, West Fraser’s European Health & Safety Director explains, “Virtually all housebuilding in Scotland has been timber framed for many years. The markets are now growing in England and Wales with timber frame construction being recognised for its thermal capacity and significant insulating properties. At West Fraser, we are proud to provide the UK construction industry the materials it needs to achieve its environmental goals. Wood comes from a sustainable source and is renewable. You’re not digging something out of the ground to make bricks”.
West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero is unique in the market by being the only zero added formaldehyde OSB manufactured in the UK. Produced from forest thinnings taken from sustainably managed forests, the board is certified according to the guidelines of the FSC® (C012533) or PEFC®.
What are the other environmental benefits to those using West Fraser panels? West Fraser delivers a net carbon negative benefit in all the products produced in the UK, locking up more CO2e in the products (and lifetime of use) than is emitted in the manufacture of them. That accounts for everything from forest to customer, including harvesting, production, sales and logistics.
To find out more about the net carbon negative status of West Fraser’s UK manufactured products
For further information on West Fraser’s products, call 01786 812 921 or visit https://uk.westfraser.com/