Winter weather is no bother with Norbord

We all know this year has been especially challenging for construction. As the country battles to recover, Norbord is on hand to ensure the weather isn’t going to stop the nation’s resilient builders getting on with the task of producing new homes.

The CaberFloor range of panels can speed up the build process and cut down on the time spent cleaning up ready to hand the finish homes over at the end of the project.

Market-leading CaberDek has a tough, waterproof and slip-resistant film which protects the panels for up to 42 days from laying the flooring to fixing the roof when laid in accordance with fitting instructions using CaberFix Pro. The heavy-duty film protects against spilled paint and plaster and the effects of wet weather and muddy work boots.  When peeled off, the film reveals a clean surface ready for further floor covering.

For a panel with a permanent waterproof coating on both sides, CaberShieldPlus flooring is BBA-approved for 60 days’ exposure to the weather when used with CaberFix D4 adhesive.  The tough, non-slip coating on the upper side provides a safe non-slip working platform even during wet weather, while the smooth coating on the underside makes the panels easy to slide into place.

As the winter temperatures continue to fall, CaberFix Pro can be use in temperatures as low as 8˚C while CaberFix X-Treme Tape works in extreme temperatures as low as -21°C. X-Treme tape can be applied in the same way as CaberFix Tape – applying it over the joints of CaberDek film and over the boards’ exposed edges on the perimeter to create a waterproof chipboard floor deck.

CaberFix X-Treme tape contains a super strong acrylic adhesive that has a high initial tack and will not crack in extreme weather conditions, keeping the board waterproof. Though it does not bond to ice, X-Treme Tape bonds well in damp conditions, displacing water, and its scruff-resistant properties mean it won’t lift with foot traffic.

To find out more about Norbord’s products for housebuilders, get in touch with Dan Clarke – email daniel.clarke(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or download product brochures from the housebuilder page of the Norbord website