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Plywood

Plywood comes in a wide range of styles from marine plywood, hardwood and birch. Plywood is also available in a variety of thicknesses depending on the application. It can be used for external applications and internal.

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  • Plywood PRC Mixed Light Hardwood EN636-2S Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm Plywood PRC Mixed Light Hardwood EN636-2S Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm

    Plywood PRC Mixed Light Hardwood EN636-2S Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm

    £15.60 - £71.90 (Ex VAT)
    £18.72 - £86.28 (Inc VAT)
    MLH (Mixed Light Hardwoods) is an internal and external plywood. It has a light sanded finish, which can be easily cut or painted and has a variety of uses.�� These include treated exteriors such as sheds, decking and fencing. Moist interior uses such as...
  • Plywood Structural Sheathing C+/C Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm Plywood Structural Sheathing C+/C Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm

    Plywood Structural Sheathing C+/C Class 2 FSC 1220 x 2440mm

    £25.00 - £35.88 (Ex VAT)
    £30.00 - £43.06 (Inc VAT)
    Structural Sheathing Plywood is suitable for use in a wide variety of applications including walls, floors and roofs. It can be used both internally and externally but if used outside then all exposed sides need to be sealed to prevent moisture ingress...
  • Q Mark Plywood Hardwood EN636-3S Class 2 FSC 2440 x 1220mm Q Mark Plywood Hardwood EN636-3S Class 2 FSC 2440 x 1220mm

    Q Mark Plywood Hardwood EN636-3S Class 2 FSC 2440 x 1220mm

    £17.90 - £63.70 (Ex VAT)
    £21.48 - £76.44 (Inc VAT)
    Q-Mark Plywood Hardwood EN636-3S Class 2 FSC 12 x 2440 x 1220mm is a durable, multi-use sheet material. This plywood is intended for internal use and can occasionally withstand the risk of getting wet, such as from spillages or water leaks. Manufactured...
  • Plywood White Oak Veneered Single Side 2440 x 1220mm Plywood White Oak Veneered Single Side 2440 x 1220mm

    Plywood White Oak Veneered Single Side 2440 x 1220mm

    £42.00 - £57.60 (Ex VAT)
    £50.40 - £69.12 (Inc VAT)
    This plywood has an oak veneer to give it the look of genuine wood while maintaining the benefits of plywood. It's ideal for both DIY and trade projects, and it's simple to use and cut.
  • Plywood Hardwood EN636-2S Class 3 1220 x 2440mm Plywood Hardwood EN636-2S Class 3 1220 x 2440mm

    Plywood Hardwood EN636-2S Class 3 1220 x 2440mm

    £18.70 - £89.20 (Ex VAT)
    £22.44 - £107.04 (Inc VAT)
    The plywood that we stock is mixed light hardwood (MLH) and is FSC certified. It uses an EN314 Class 2 glue bond meaning that is can be used in humid interior environments, as well as covered exterior ones. However, if the ply is to be used outdoors...
  • Plywood Non Structual Sheathing Class 2 18 x 1220 x 2440mm Plywood Non Structual Sheathing Class 2 18 x 1220 x 2440mm

    Plywood Non Structual Sheathing Class 2 18 x 1220 x 2440mm

    A non-structural hardwood plywood board with a smooth sanded surface perfect for painting, staining or varnishing. The ply is designed to resist warping or bending, making it an excellent choice for many internal non-structural applications: general...
  • Elliotis C+/C EN636-2S & EN314-2 CE2+(S) Plywood Elliotis C+/C EN636-2S & EN314-2 CE2+(S) Plywood

    Elliotis C+/C EN636-2S & EN314-2 CE2+(S) Plywood

    £32.30 - £46.32 (Ex VAT)
    £38.76 - £55.58 (Inc VAT)
    With a long and proud tradition of supplying quality timber, timber products, and associated services, Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has established an enviable reputation for its versatility, reliability and expertise. Quality and range of...

Plywood

Plywood is an engineered timber that is closely related to MDF and chipboard that are also used as sheet materials. It is manufactured from engineered wood that has been cut into fine veneers that are layered by rotating each tier by 90 degrees and glued together. This is different from solid wood which has a grain that goes in one direction and is referred to as a cross-grain technique. This method has a variety of benefits to the material created:

  • High strength and stability
  • Warping is prevented
  • Lower risk of the sheet splitting, particularly when nails are inserted around the edges

What is Plywood used for?

Quality plywood is a versatile general-purpose construction product that is supplied as panels for a cost-effective alternative to solid wood. The cross-grain style of the sheet allows it to handle high levels of pressure, and it is suitable for a wide range of uses including:

  • Furniture
  • Flooring
  • Light partition walls
  • Doors
  • Panelling
  • Cladding
  • Sheds

Some of our branches can do plywood cut to size, please visit our branch pages to see whether your local branch offers this service..

Which plywood should be used?

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, we sell a wide range of plywood sheets. Knowing which one you will need will depend on a few factors:

Internal Applications: Typically used in situations that will not be exposed to moisture, you should choose a panel that has a technical class of EN636-1S and has an EN314 Class 1 bond.

This includes:

  • Packing cases
  • Furniture
  • Shelving

When used in furnishings, or for projects where the finished look is important, you can choose decorative plywood that features face veneers that feature the natural wood grain that is a popular feature.

External Applications: This will be situations that will experience occasional wetting, including humidity and condensation (for example in bathrooms), and you should choose EN636-2S exterior plywood with an EN314 Class 2 bond. Marine grade plywood is an excellent choice in most cases because it is moisture resistant, and resilient against delamination and fungal attacks.

Uses include:

  • Roofing
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Hoardings

For structural applications, such as storage crates, we recommend using a structural plywood. If it will be constantly exposed to the elements, for example if a crate is being stored in an exterior-based yard, you will need structural plywood that is EN636-3S with an EN314 Class 3 bond.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is plywood used for?
The main use of plywood is in structural applications. Plywood can naturally withstand a lot of stress and full weather exposure. Structural plywood is best used for beams and boardings, but it is commonly used in crates, bins, internal structures, outdoor furniture, and boxes.