Sterling OSB is top of the class at Orkney Grammar School

More than 2,000 sheets of Norbord’s 11 mm Sterling OSB 3 have been supplied for the structural timber frame of a new grammar school in Kirkwall, Orkney.

Oriented Strand Board is made at Norbord’s Inverness factory from wood grown in sustainably managed Scottish forests, and was supplied to design-build contractor Morrison Construction via the Orkney branch of Jewson.

The design incorporates timber frame throughout and incorporates copper cladding, natural stone, render and glass facades under a standing seam metal roof.

“This is by far the largest timber frame building I’ve seen here on Orkney” said Brian Kynoch, manager of Jewson’s Kirkwall branch. “We supplied an initial order for 1,476 sheets of OSB and started shipping in January 2012. We then received an order for a further 738 sheets which were delivered in February.”

Sterling OSB3 is the UK’s best-selling oriented strand board for structural applications. A stronger alternative to softwood plywood and precision-engineered for consistent strength, Sterling OSB3 is BBA approved and conforms to all relevant Eurocodes.