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Phil

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Home build: OSB or Plywood
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:09:58 PM »
Will be starting a new home build during the summer: I've only used plywood before but OSB is cheaper. Anyone have experience with this? Is it okay to use and in what thickness, thinner sheets are cheaper.

Dave Flanagan

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Re: Home build: OSB or Plywood
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 04:07:52 PM »
I'm not sure about OSB, maybe someone else might be able to say. I only had to buy a small bit of timber but found that the builders merchants were up to 5 times cheaper than the likes of Woodies. I got my wood in the end from build4less and they delivered for a small fee which was handy.

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Re: Home build: OSB or Plywood
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 01:09:29 AM »
Thanks, I'll try that. Did you need a VAT number or anything or did you deal with them as a private individual?

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Re: Home build: OSB or Plywood
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 08:51:02 PM »
No I don't think so.

Niall R.

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Re: Home build: OSB or Plywood
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 10:29:19 AM »
Phil,
        Your enquiry about OSB caught my attention. What do you intend to use this board for? I have considerable experience of OSB as I used it to sheet my timber frame house.

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