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About Our Softwood Structural Plywood

What is Softwood Structural Plywood?

Softwood Structural Plywood is plywood which has a face and back veneer of softwood as opposed to hardwood such as Birch, Maple, Oak, etc. Softwood plywood panels are comprised of a core made from either softwood then faced and backed with a veneer of softwood and therefore are used for structural applications.

Good one-face structural plywood

Conforms to EN636-2S structural use in roofing, flooring and wall sheathing

EN636 - 3 (Class 3) Defines that the product is made from timber that is durable (hardwood throughout) and is suitable for all exterior applications 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)