This summer, LP Building Solutions expanded the LP® SolidStart® 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 Solutions’ 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 LP SolidStart 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.
Big builder market share has doubled in the last 25 years and now represents about 50 percent of housing starts nationwide – and even 75 percent in some major metro areas. These mega-builders have huge budgets for both land development and marketing. It’s increasingly difficult for small and medium-sized builders to compete, but LP is committed to helping them prosper.Continue Reading
To better serve its customers in areas of order accuracy and delivery predictability, LP has set some of the industry’s most aspirational supply chain goals. Senior leaders meet regularly with experts at Gartner, arguably the nation’s best consulting firm in the realm of supply chain optimization. The aim is to apply best practices in procurement, logistics and working capital across more than $1 billion of addressable spend.
Move aside, Old Man Winter—it’s officially springtime. Could your home’s exterior use some sprucing up before you’re officially ready to soak up the sun? This spring cleaning season, make sure you’re showing some TLC to both the interior and exterior of your home.
For weather-resistant barriers (WRBs), ASTM has developed rigorous tests for water resistance and water penetration, plus an air barrier assembly test. But an equally important test is ASTM E96, which measures water vapor permeability over a 24-hour period.