Panel Guide Full Book

Date Published

21 September 2022

Document Type





PanelGuide gives the panel user and specifier guidance and information on the use of wood-based panels in an authoritative and comprehensive manner. It covers all the main types of wood-based panel:

– Plywood (including blockboard and laminboard)
– Particleboard (chipboard, flaxboard, cement-bonded particleboard)
– Oriented strand board (OSB)
– Fibreboard (hardboard, mediumboard, softboard)
– Medium density fibreboard (MDF).

Case studies

Alfriston school, a secondary-age day and boarding school in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, caters for 120 girls with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. Its new swimmming pool building, designed by Duggan Morris Architects, is enclosed by a beautiful multi-faceted timber structure, its innovative shape a direct yet imaginative response to the requirements of the brief.

The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry was designed as an exemplar of sustainability in design, construction and choice of materials, and one which would be carbon neutral over its 25 year lifetime.