LP Building Products introduces SolidStart Simply Better Stud to UK, plans to market product on basis of dimensional stability, says resistance to wane, excessive warping, reduces risk of call-backs associated with shrinkage and movement
July 11, 2014
– Product offers straighter, more uniform size for range of applications
LP Building Products recently expanded the Simply Better family and launched the new LP® SolidStart® Simply Better™ Stud in the United Kingdom’s timber 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.
“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, making it a revolutionary new alternative for the UK’s timber market.”
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 & 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.
For more information on the Simply Better Stud and other products, visit LPCorp.com/EU.
About LP Building Products
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. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.
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