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Get the right plywood for your project
Plywood is a cost-effective construction material with a high strength to weight ratio. Manufactured by gluing together multiple layers of board with alternating grains, Plywood tends to be much stronger than normal timber.
 

With different types of plywood available, which is the best for your project?
Softwood

What is it?

  • A strong but lightweight utility plywood. Used for a wide range of construction applications. Very versatile.

What is it used for?

  • Floors, walls, roofs, fencing, hoardings and general use.

Treatment advice

  • In external applications, all faces and edges must be sealed before installation to prevent moisture ingress.

 

Softwood plywood at Elliotts

  • Elliottis Pine, Pinex & Arauco*
  • Available in: 12mm & 18mm thicknesses.
  • Board size: 2440 x 1220mm
*Denotes a T&G profile 2400mm x 600mm
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Hardwood

What is it?

  • A superior quality plywood less likely to twist. Available as structural and non-structural. It has a smooth finish that provides a good surface for paint and staining.

What is it used for?

  • Joinery (internal & external), shelving, van linings, sheds.

Treatment advice

  • In external applications, all faces and edges must be sealed before installation to prevent moisture ingress.

 

Hardwood plywood at Elliotts

  • Available in: 3.6mm, 5.5mm, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm and 25mm thicknesses.
  • Board size: 2440 x 1220mm
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Marine ply

What is it?

  • Made using high-quality hardwood veneers and resins. Designed for use in marine environments. It has a smooth finish that provides a good surface for paint and staining.

What is it used for?

  • Boat and any marine application.

Treatment advice

  • In external applications, all faces and edges must be sealed before installation to prevent moisture ingress.

 

Marine plywood at Elliotts

  • BS1088 compliant boards.
  • Available in: 6mm, 12mm and 18mm thicknesses.
  • Board size: 2440 x 1220mm.
Marine Plywood | Timber | Elliotts Builders Merchant
Phenolic ply

What is it

  • Film-faced plywood, mainly used to form smooth concrete structures. Edges sealed with acrylic paint with a high resistance to ingress of moisture and corrosion. Provides a smooth finish.

What is it used for?

  • Concrete formwork, moulds

Treatment advice

  • In external applications, all faces and edges must be sealed before installation to prevent moisture ingress.

 

Phenolic plywood at Elliotts

  • Vindeck Phenolic Faced.
  • Available in: 18mm thickness.
  • Board size: 2440 x 1220mm.
Phenolic plywood | Timber | Elliotts Builders Merchant

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