One of the advantages that Blockboard offers when compared to Plywood and MDF is its relative lightness. The density of the boards are largely determined by the types of timber used for the core blocks. Blockboard is suitable for interior use only.
We stock both Hardwood Plywood and Softwood Plywood from Brazilian manufacturers in a full range of sizes and thicknesses. We also hold stocks of Medium Density Overlaid (MDO) panels which are suitable for concrete formwork.
Chinese Hardwood Faced Panels offer a good quality face veneer and the poplar core makes the plywood lighter than similar panels constructed of other hardwoods. The surface is good for painting and veneering. We also offer “hardwood throughout” panels from China for applications requiring a stronger product.
Chipboard is generally available in Standard Grade, which is normally about 650kg/m3 density, and Flooring Grade which is about 720kg/ m3 density. Standard grade is widely used in furniture manufacturing and general joinery, particularly where the boards will be “hidden” under a veneer or laminate. Flooring grade is produced as a square-edged panel but is also available with a tongued and grooved profile. Flooring Grades are classed as either P4 for interior use only, or P5 which can be used where moisture resistance is required e.g. bathroom floors.
From temporary hoardings to top quality flooring and concrete formwork, softwood panels are fit for purpose. The cheaper grades of panels are unsuitable for demanding applications, whilst top quality panels would normally be too expensive for general purpose work. Therefore, we stock a range of panels which will cover most requirements, including structural work where a CE2+ panel has been specified.
Far Eastern Plywood
Far Eastern plywood products are generally made from tropical hardwood and are produced by reputable manufactures in Malaysia and Indonesia. A full range of sizes and grades including CE2+ panels are available from stock. We are also able to supply to special order, cut-to-size, pre-painted and flame retardant panels.