About Our Birch Plywood

What is Birch Plywood?

Birch plywood uses veneers that are sandwiched together, usually at right angles to the layer above or below, also known as a 'cross bonded'. This results in a product with a void-free core which gives it greater strength and more resistance to shrinkage. This means makes a quality smooth surface face ideal for high-end joinery and jobs requiring a good paint finish

Certified to EN636-2S (6mm and below certified to EN636-2G)

EN636 - 3 (Class 3) Defines that the product is made from timber that is durable (hardwood throughout) and is suitable for all exterior application including frequent wetting. Prolonged use in an external application would require boards to be covered or decorated.

The final part of EN636 deals with its suitability for structural use. All the plywood we stock of a thickness 9mm or over is suitable for structural use and is defined by the addition of the letter "S". Boards below 9mm show the letter "G" in their description and are only suitable for General use (non-structural)