JOSB Done is in its ninth year.

JOSB Done enters ninth year of championing OSB

Published:  21 January, 2014

Industry campaign JOSB Done has reached its ninth year of championing the uses and benefits of Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

JOSB Done was conceived in 2005 as a trade campaign to raise awareness of OSB with builders, merchants and architects.

Beyond roofing, flooring, decking, boarding up windows, lining vans and other construction tasks, OSB is also used as a decorative surface or backdrop throughout shop and restaurant design.

“That’s the thing about OSB,” said Alastair Kerr, director general of the Wood Panel Industry Federation and spokesperson for JOSB Done. “It can be used for most building tasks you can think of and its natural appearance – backed up by very favourable undisputed green credentials – make it particularly appealing for retail and leisure builds, where being natural or green is a badge of honour, and OSB is shorthand for this.”

This year, JOSB Done is building upon the success of the Points on the Board Tour of builders’ merchants in 2013, and the past two years of the Apprentice of the Year competition, by engaging architects and designers through case studies development and an exciting partnership programme, soon to be revealed.

Said Mr Kerr: “We have always talked to the design community, but this year – while not forgetting the jobbing builder who needs a reliable, strong, resilient wood panel – we want to make sure our message really gets through to architects and designers so they realise its aesthetic and structural potential.”

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