A new pattress panel that will improve productivity and safety for dryliners is the latest product from innovative timber panel manufactures MEDITE SMARTLY. PATTRESS PLUS is the time saving, dust reducing, noise eliminating new OSB3 panel for use by dry liners and will be available from 1 February 2019.
Ideal for contractors who construct plasterboard partitions, PATTRESS PLUS panels feature a continuous recess along one side that is designed to accommodate ‘C’ studs without the need to cut in slots on site.
This key design feature means that each panel sits flush against the stud flange, holding steady while you simply screw the other side into place.
The finished result means a massive reduction in dust – as no cutting is required, drastically reduced noise – due to fewer power tools, and much less time spent cutting and installing panels which can save hours, if not days, on big installations.
PATTRESS PLUS panels are available in thicknesses of 15mm or 18mm, widths of 397mm or 597mm (to fit 4oomm and 600mm stud centres), and lengths of 1250mm or 2397mm, in line with leading plasterboard partition specifications.
Head of Marketing and Brand at MEDITE SMARTPLY, Stuart Devoil, said: “PATTRESS PLUS panels have been created to meet a clear market need. When speaking to dryliners and contractors dealing with plasterboard partitions, it became clear that installing pattressing is one big headache.
“We found that the current boards they use require cutting on site, which creates large amounts of dust and noise, that in turn creates additional health and safety risk, plus the use of additional metalwork and fixings adding time and complexity, all resulting in extended installation times. We just wanted to reduce the risk and complexity, whilst saving them some time into the bargain.
“With our expertise in developing innovative timber panel solutions we knew that this latest technology will help tradespeople to create a safer working environment while saving them time and money. We’ve already trialled the product with one plastering contractor who said he’ll never go back to traditional panels after using PATTRESS PLUS.”
For more information on PATTRESS PLUS, and to find your nearest stockist, please visit: https://mdfosb.com/en/smartply/products/pattress-plus