Nowadays, homeowners are passionate about joining the “sustainability movement”.
As a result, the whole building industry is changing its practices to meet this demand, so designers, contractors, and many more are paying closer attention to factors such as lower energy consumption. To achieve that, they embrace new materials such as "Oriented Strand Board" or more commonly known as OSB sub-flooring.
As briefly touched-based in the previous article, flooring holds great potential in reducing energy usage and OSB emerging as one of the most efficient product choices to get significant energy savings. Indeed, Oriented Strand Board (OSB) proved itself as one of the important material in the construction industry when it comes to flooring, roof sheathing and wall sheathing. Additionally, the “OSB Panel” is environmentally friendly as it is made from fast-growing trees of minimal diameter, and is utilizing minimal levels of formaldehyde when compared with products of the same category. With competitive OSB prices and energy savings, you will save a significant amount of money. Additionally, OSB panels have double the life expectancy than regular subfloors such as plywood.
This ground-breaking oriented strand board panels are long-lasting, durable, consistent and reliable from one specific classification to the next, and are provide building contractors with the choice of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified wood. These certifications imply that the wood is harvested from well-managed forests with the core focus of avoiding deforestation. This is a commitment that is close to Kaltimber's heart as we reclaim wood for our product and aim to apply for the FSC certification.
An important thing to keep in mind, however, is that OSB should be well protected from humidity, be flat installed, beneath or inside covers and shielded from the elements before installing it, making sure that it is waterproof.
These types of pioneering materials are increasingly being used because of their durability and their eco-friendly aspects. True enough, Oriented Standard Boards are the material of the future in coherence with sustainable development and eco-friendly housing.
We recommend our Indonesian readers to contact our partners EcoSmartHUB for more advice on BSB availability!