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Habitat for Humanity Cuts Down on Construction Time with LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

In our latest case study, we share the builder success story of implementing LP FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing in a town house setting. Habitat for Humanity® of New Castle County broke ground in March 2015 on Walnut Ridge in Wilmington, Delaware. Walnut Ridge would consist of nine units in total, including a four-pack and a five-pack of single-family attached townhomes. LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing was used on all nine townhomes as a code-compliant component of a U350 2-hour partition wall assembly. 

Director of Construction and Real Estate for Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County Sean Allen oversees all local projects. LP FlameBlock sheathing was recommended to him by John Connell, his trusted dealer at Grubb Lumber, who saw the product successfully used in townhomes in New Jersey. For Allen, the speed of installation was what drew him to LP FlameBlock sheathing. 

“I would say the assemblies were built probably a month or two faster than a shaft wall assembly,” said Allen. “If this job had production builders on staff, I can see how this product would greatly effect the cost of a build because of time and labor savings.”

Allen now plans to use LP FlameBlock sheathing in a U350 assembly in another upcoming townhome project for Habitat for Humanity. “I would recommend this product for any townhome build,” he says.

Learn more and find other case studies showing the success of our products in application: http://lpcorp.com/resources/case-studies/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing/habitat-for-humanity-cuts-down-on-construction-time-with-lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing

To learn more about the U350 assembly, check out the LP FlameBlock page: http://lpcorp.com/products/panels/lp-flameblock-fire-rated-osb-sheathing

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