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New Product: Orbry Pro Ply Construction Board

Orbry Pro Ply is a water resistant construction board that can be used to reinforce walls and floors as an alternative to Hardiebacker or No More Ply. It can be installed on a number of different substrates including concrete, timber, brick, stud partitions and heated screeds. Once installed the lightweight boards can be tiled, painted, wallpapered or plastered to achieve the finish you require.

The boards are made of magnesium oxide with a manufacturing process that produces very little CO2, making them much more environmentally friendly than cement-particle or gypsum boards. As well as producing less CO2, the boards are free from asbestos and silica and will not be affected by mould, fungus or insects. The strong boards are water resistant and dimensionally stable when wet, but they are also unaffected by changes in temperature – meaning they can be used inside or outside. Being non-flammable and non-combustable makes these boards perfect for use with both wet and electric underfloor heating systems and as part of fire resistant systems and firewalls.

Benefits of Orbry Pro Ply Board

  • Water resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Strong
  • Non-flammable
  • Lightweight
  • Available in 6mm or 12mm thicknesses
  • Impact resistant
  • Suitable for internal & external use
  • Asbestos & silica free
  • Mould resistant
  • Can receive tiles, paint, wallpaper & plaster
  • Easy to install

Each board has a rough and a smooth side, the rough side must be facing outwards – so the smooth side is installed directly onto the floor or wall. The boards & substrate must be primed before installation – check the full installation instructions for more information. 6mm thick boards can be used to strengthen an existing timber floor in place of 15-18mm WBP plywood, while the 12mm boards replace plasterboard on walls & ceilings internally. The boards are water resistant but will need tanking if used in wet areas.

Orbry Pro Ply is available to order online at Tile Fix Direct with free delivery on all orders over £50. Please note that due to the size of the boards they will be delivered on a pallet. If you are looking for a waterproof board why not try Orbry Board or Marmox Multiboard?

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