Environmental renewable resource
OSB is made from wood, a truly renewable resource. So it's up there with the most environmentally beneficial building materials in the world. Better still, our wood is home-grown and produced, so there's no impact on tropical rain forests - unlike with some plywoods.
All of the timber used to make OSB in the UK and Ireland comes from sustainable, fast-growing timber; forest thinnings of pine and spruce from well-managed forests independently certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. This means OSB meets tough environmental, social and economic guidelines. Producing OSB uses less resources too, with a lot of the energy coming from wood residues derived during the process itself, instead of fossil fuels. This helps make our carbon footprint even smaller.
OSB is used in floor and wall systems that achieve A and A+ rating in the BRE Green Guide and can therefore help to increase the points awarded under the BREEAM assessment method.