Sustainability in the frame
Building with timber sourced from sustainably managed forests delivers double eco-points: trees absorb carbon dioxide as they are growing, so well-managed plantations, where harvested areas are re-planted, may help to offset some of our carbon emissions. Plus, harvesting timber from managed plantations helps to preserve the planet’s precious old-growth forests and animal habitats.
EGGER’s OS’Brace® and OS’Brace® H2 Blue wood-based panels are crafted from wood that comes from sustainably managed forest; so building with these strong pre-cut oriented strand board (OSB) panels will help improve the overall sustainability of your next construction project.
These environmentally-friendly 6mm bracing panels complement EGGER’s existing termite-protected wood construction product range for the Australian construction industry. Established as an effective bracing solution, the panels are engineered and tested to comply with the relevant structural performance requirements of the Australian National Construction Code and have been successfully used on Australian building sites for more than 15 years.
EGGER OS’Brace® is a resin-bonded, three-layer wood material board created from specially oriented strands of wood. The majority of wood used is debarked, fresh spruce from sustainably managed forest. Mixed wood variants or special hardwood varieties are used where boards must meet specific demands.
EGGER says separate strand processing for the core and surface layers, a special strand geometry, and a high level of orientation of the surface strands all optimise the structural performance and physical appearance of OS’Brace®. The orientation of the strands creates a performance which is greater than required for strength and stiffness properties between centre to centre of joists, plus, depending on the application, it can provide bracing solutions for up to 6kn of pressure.
Another bonus? Building with OS’Brace® products is quick and easy, leading to faster turnaround times and satisfied customers. Plus, with EGGER’s focus on sustainably managed forests, this innovative, high-quality bracing solution represents an earth-friendly choice, giving your projects an extra tick for sustainability.