Norbord‘s new SterlingOSB StrongFix panel has been designed to strengthen and provide secure anchorage areas in metal C-stud drylining applications, for fixtures and fittings up to 400kg — such as cabinets, radiators, wash basins and railings.
Simple to install, the product is precision-engineered to fit metal C-stud walls with 600mm centres. A continuous recess down one side allows quick installation and ensures a seamless finish, ready for hanging plasterboard without adding extra thickness to the stud wall.
The pre-prepared panels boast the same inherent qualities as SterlingOSB 3 which, unlike ply, has no knots or voids and a consistent density throughout that allows fixings to hold securely at any point across the board. Additionally, in accordance with the requirements of BS5234 Part 2, it achieves excellent pull-out ratings and is capable of supporting heavyweights of up to 400kg with standard wood screws.