Plywood

Plywood Browse our range of plywood below. We stock hardwood ply, marine ply, shuttering ply and more.Buy online and collect at one of our branches nationwide or choose home delivery (FREE on all orders over €250).
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About Plywood

Plywood Buyers

Plywood is an extremely versatile product. It is used for a wide range of interior, exterior and structural applications - from shuttering formwork through to internal finish grade plywood.

Plywood is basically a number of thin pieces of wood bonded together to produce a flat sheet. The biggest differences between each type of plywood are:

1. The overall thickness (6mm, 12mm, 18mm etc)

2. The type and quality of timber used (Birch, hardwood etc) and

3. The grade and certification standard of plywood specified (BB/BB, CE2+ EN636/2 etc)

Below are the types of plywood we currently stock on our website. We also stock other sheet materials such as Chipboard & MDF

Hardwood Faced Plywood

These are suitable for structural applications (CE2+) Species for humid conditions (EN636/2). Hardwood plywood refers to any panel product in which the face of the panel is made of hardwood veneer.

Hardwood plywood panels are perfect for hundreds of end use applications. Some of the more common uses are finished furniture, cabinets, casework, doors, fixtures and displays, and a wide variety of other industrial, residential and DIY applications.

Marine Plywood

Marine Plywood is manufactured from durable face and core veneers, with few defects so it performs longer in humid and wet conditions. Its construction is such that it can be used in environments where it is exposed to moisture for long periods.

In external use it is recommended that all edges face and back are sealed with a suitable sealant. Manufactured with fully waterproof (immersion and boiling water tested) WBP phenolic glues. Marine Ply can be used in domestic applications on walls, floors that are overlaid with tiles and for fascia and soffits

This is construction grade Marine Plywood so not suitable for boat building. It does not comply with BS-5268.

Shuttering Plywood

Shuttering plywood is suitable for concrete shuttering, site hoarding, roofing or flooring. Constructed with high quality phenolic adhesive WBP - Water and Boil Proof standards (also known as Weather and Boil Proof). Shuttering plywood has a quality pine face with a softwood core.

Shuttering ply is for use in construction for non structural application (CE4) In situations where it is intended to be covered after installation for example on a flat roof under felt, shuttering plywood is generally used. Shuttering plywood should be sealed with varnish or similar if it is to be used in wet or exposed locations.

Birch Plywood

Birch plywood is constructed from multiple layers of thin veneers to create a strong and durable multi-ply panel. Birch Plywood is a high-quality construction material with an excellent durability and resistance to moisture.

Its excellent strength to weight ratio make it ideal for use in construction, furniture, shelves and packaging.

The interior plywood is easy to work with; it goes perfectly well with finish materials. It is water resistant, however it is not recommended to use it for exterior finish.

This material is ideal for interior use.

Fire Rated Birch Plywood also available

 

 

Hardwood throughout Plywood

Malaysian Hardwood Plywood

Manufactured from mixed hardwood veneers throughout. Malaysian Hardwood Ply CE2+ is a versatile product that combines an attractive surface appearance with superior performance under hazardous conditions

Malaysian Hardwood Ply CE2+ is suitable for interior and exterior use (in exterior use protect as recommended by TRADA) It has comparatively high strength to weight. It is manufactured from mixed hardwood veneers throughout for durability and stability. High density veneers are used for their structural strengths and are graded CE2 according to the European certification program

Used both in domestic & commercials buildings in applications including new build flooring and replacement flooring, walls, roofs, fascia and soffits ect.

Brazilian Hardwood Plywood

Brazilian Hardwood Ply CE2+ is a versatile product that combines an attractive surface appearance with excellent performance under hazardous conditions

Brazilian Hardwood Ply CE2+ is suitable for interior and exterior use (in exterior use, protect as recommended by TRADA) It has comparatively high strength to weight.

This product is manufactured from mixed hardwood veneers throughout for durability and stability. High density veneers are used for their structural strengths and are graded CE2+ according to the European certification program.

Used both in domestic & commercials buildings in applications including new build flooring and replacement flooring, walls, roofs, fascia and soffits ect.

Ainsworth Pourform

Savona (Ainsworth) Pourform-107 concrete-forming panels have earned a 40-year reputation as the world’s most dependable and popular high-quality MDO panel. Engineered for exceptional strength and reusability.

Pourform-107 is overlaid on the panel face with a unique, olive green-coloured phenolic resin-impregnated overlay (with the highest percentage of free-flow resins of any MDO panel available). The overlay is bonded to the panel face under high heat and pressure. This forms a hard, durable surface that resists abrasion and moisture and makes the panel easy to strip from concrete surfaces.

This overlay also protects the wood substrate from the rigors of site construction, including exposure to water and alkali solutions. Pourform-107 panels produce a non-architectural matte concrete finish uniform in colour, with moderate grain/patch transfer

Pourform-107 should give from 10-15 reuses. This will vary according to application, service conditions, form maintenance and handling, and form release quality.

Phenolic Face Plywood

Black Film Faced Plywood is made from poplar veneer, overlaid with Dynea coated paper, edges and sealed to give a moisture resistant board. It has a high load baring capacity and due to its strength it is ideal for formwork and will keep its shape regardless of changes in humidity.

WISA-Form MDO

WISA-Form MDO is a spruce based product for various formwork applications. The light weight of the panel makes it easy to handle and medium density overlay on the face gives a constant matt finish to the concrete surface.

It is light weight with a smooth matt finish. It also has good striking properties
Used for horizontal formwork, vertical formwork & special formwork

It is bonded with weather resistant glue according to EN 314-2/class 3.

 

 

Care and Handling of Plywood

General Storing and Handling

Plywood, like any other panel product, requires proper handling and storage. Despite its sturdy cross-laminated construction, face veneers, panel edges and panel corners are vulnerable to damage and should always be protected.

Plywood is manufactured at a low moisture content and while small changes in moisture content will not appreciably affect its dimensions, large changes should be avoided since they may encourage checking of the face veneer with consequent impairment of its qualities as a paint base. It is good practice to store plywood which is to be used for interior finish under conditions that approximate those it will experience in service.

 

Points to watch when handling plywood are:

1. Store plywood panels flat and level.

2. Keep finish faces inward and cover stacks to protect from bumping and abrasion.

3. Protect panel edges and corners. This is especially important with tongue and groove plywood.

4. Carry panels on edge (always being careful not to damage faces, edges and corners).

5. When plywood is used as a finishing material, deliver to job-site at the last possible moment.

6. Protect panels from sunlight, water or excessive humidity.

7. All cut edges should be sealed with a good quality varnish or oil based paint.

 

If you need advice on selecting the right type of plywood for your project, feel free to contact us by phone 01 419 0099 or brooksonline chat

Remember, we offer FREE delivery on all orders over €250 or Click & Collect from any of our Branches Nationwide