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May 2024

 West Fraser launches a guide for architects

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Tried and trusted by architects for over 50 years,West Fraser's OSB, particleboard and MDF engineered wood panels take pride of place in so many buildings today. All are net carbon negative, come with all the necessary accreditations and safety marks, and are made in the UK.

A new guidedetails all the information an architect or specifier needs when considering the very best panel selection. Specifying precise products means there's less margin for error; when drawing up contract documents drawings should include the product manufacturer, product name and grade to avoid contractors subbing in products that they ‘think' will do the job. Leaving such important decisions to supply teams and contractors can not only affect the sustainability and carbon footprint of a project, but also fundamentals such as the structural integrity of the build. Not all products are equal. Cheap imports from Eastern Europe, China and South America may be appealing to contractors but cutting corners comes at a price.

All West Fraser panel products manufactured in the UK are net carbon negative and manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC-certified (CO12533) and created from locally grown timber, cutting embodied carbon from transportation.

To find out more about West Fraser's support for architects and to access useful downloads, visit the architects' page at

For further information, call 01786 812 921 or visit


With Compliments:              

Taylor Alden
7 Bell Yard