De­signed to re­duce la­bor and ma­te­rial costs

Australasian Timber - - ENGINEERED WOOD -

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.

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