CaberShieldPlus, from West Fraser (Trading as Norbord Europe Ltd), is a durable, P5 flooring which features a permanent, waterproof coating on both sides. Almost exclusively preferred now to P4 boards – for both new-build and refurbishment applications, the P5 particleboard panels are able to withstand the unpredictable British climate without deterioration.
In fact, if installed using CaberFix D4 adhesive, the boards have BBA approval for 60 days exposure to the weather while, for safety, the upper face is non-slip and colour-coded to distinguish this: making them an ideal choice for flooring – especially when working at height or where they will remain open to the rain until the roof is complete. The lower face, meanwhile, is smooth in finish for ease of sliding the panels into place on site.
The tongue and groove profile (TG4) product is available as 18 and 22mm thick sheets, measuring 2400 x 600mm, making it easy to install and provides excellent load-carrying capacity without needing noggins. As well as housebuilding, CaberShieldPlus is suitable for schools, hospitals and commercial applications.
Approved as a BIM object for architects by RIBA, CaberShieldPlus is considered ideal as an sustainable solution for flooring, as all the timber used in West Fraser’s UK manufactured particleboard production is from responsibly managed forests, and carries the coveted FSC® (C012533) certification, along with the rest of the range.
Increasingly, environmental issues are coming to the fore for builders, specifiers and architects: and West Fraser is committed to playing their part in reducing their emissions with their UK manufactured net carbon negative. This means the company locks up more CO2e in its products (and the lifetime of use) than it emits during their manufacture. This has been independently audited by Wood – from the forest to the customer, including harvesting, production, sales and logistics – and certified by the international EPD system Secretariat in Sweden.
To find out more about West Fraser’s products for housebuilders, get in touch with Dan Clarke – email [email protected] or download product brochures from the housebuilder page of the West Fraser website https://uk.westfraser.com/housebuilders/
For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit https://uk.westfraser.com/