MEDITE SMARTPLY will play a crucial role in the construction of the COP26 House, a zero-carbon, timber-frame building built by Beyond Zero Homes which will showcase low-carbon, circular solutions in building and living during the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November.

Chris King, MD at MEDITE SMARTPLY, says: “We are delighted to be part of this project that will help demonstrate the boundless opportunities for sustainable timber-based solutions in construction. Actions speak louder than words, and this building encapsulates MEDITE SMARTPLY’s commitment to building a more sustainable future.

“The products and systems for fighting the climate emergency are already available. We in the construction industry have not only the opportunity but the responsibility to put theories into action and show the world how we can build and live sustainably, using timber and ecologically responsible solutions.”

The members of Beyond Zero Homes are united by a common goal that goes beyond zero carbon – to demonstrate how beautiful, affordable, healthy homes can be developed with minimal impact on the environment, throughout their lifecycle.

The one-bedroom house will be built on a 10 x 5m footprint. It has been specifically designed to use home-grown C16 spruce, to avoid the need for imported timber, and the construction is based on a 1.2m grid to be easily panelised and prefabricated. These elements lend themselves to the specification of SMARTPLY OSB, sustainably produced in Ireland and already stored across the UK.

The build is due to commence soon. Find out more and follow its progress here.