About Our Softwood Structural Plywood

What is Softwood Structural Plywood?

Softwood Plywood is plywood which has a face and back veneer of softwood as opposed to a 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 soft wood 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 – 2 (Class 2) Defines that the product contains timber that is classed as non-durable and is suitable for use in humid areas or exposure to occasional wetting. It can be used in an exterior application when fully covered or given a fully external decoration.

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)