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Magply fights fire at Elstree

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Magply 9 mm boards are being used to create the world’s most sustainable film and TV studios, Sky Studios Elstree.

The work is being carried out by Guaranteed Asphalt Ltd, which is installing their certified hot-melt flat roofing system over a reinforced concrete deck. Magply 9 mm boards are being used to protect the mineral wool insulation.

Tyler Ellis, the Business Procurement Manager for Guaranteed Asphalt, explained: “We chose to use the Magply boards due to their non-combustible nature and installed the product as part of a non-combustible, tapered mineral wool system called Stonewool by Tapered Roofing Systems.

The Magply boards were the top layer and allowed us to apply a hot bitumen waterproofing called GuaraTEC Hot Melt Warm Roof System, which is accredited by the BBA.

Magply 9 mm Boards Sky Studios Elstree.

In this instance, the Magply boards were secured in place over the 300 mm-thick Stonewool insulation, using an adjustable length TIA fixing from the SFS range to drill down into the concrete  substrate.

Magply MgO boards present a fire-safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional plywood or OSB products. Additionally, the unique production process keeps the chloride content to just 0.01 per cent, enhancing both stability and long-term durability.

The different thicknesses of the panel are also widely used for flooring and pitched roof installations as well as being approved by many different manufacturers of render finishes as a suitable  substrate.

For more information call or email IPP Ltd Managing Director Gordon Pirret or Roofing Sales Manager Philip Fergusson on 01621 776252 or visit

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