Designed to reduce labor and material costs
AMERICAN-BASED LP BUILDING Products recently expanded its Simply Better family and launched the new LP SolidStart Simply Better Stud in the United Kingdom market. This straighter, more consistent product is more uniform in size with superior dimensional stability and offers the exceptional performance builders across the globe have come to expect from LP’s wide selection of engineered wood products.
The new stud is a straighter, more consistent product that is more uniform in size, with superior dimensional stability and offers the exceptional performance builders across the globe have come to expect from LP’s wide selection of engineered wood products.
“Simply Better Studs create a more stable wall by dramatically improving straightness and stability,” said Al Huber, International Sales Manager for LP Building Products’ EWP division. “And because they are not subject to knots, wane or excessive warping, every piece can be used. This reduces not just waste, but also the risk of ‘call backs’ associated with shrinkage and movement.”
As an added advantage, the straightness of Simply Better Studs can reduce the need for a mid-height wall noggin normally used with timber studs.
Through an innovative manufacturing process, the Simply Better Stud’s uniformity can help minimize costly plasterboard cracks, nail popping, wall rippling and skirting and cornice gaps. It installs like traditional timber, but because it is straighter and available in long lengths it is ideal for framing taller partition walls.
As part of the Simply Better Stud family of products, the new LP SolidStart Simply Better Stud helps reduce labor and material costs for the builder as well.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction.