Plywood is an amazingly versatile building material and can be used in flooring, as a substrate for roofing, and as an exterior wall cladding.
Plywood comes in a wide range of grades and thicknesses. Plywood that is rated as suitable for structural purposes is also available.
Plywood has tremendous strength to weight ratio thanks to the laminated layers of wood veneers with an alternating grain direction.
Plywood can look great without any coating or it can be stained or painted—the choice is yours.
Plywood is also graded for surface defects, which affect appearance and strength, and you need to understand the building code requirements before you decide.
For structural purposes plywood should meet the ASNZ2269 standard and should carry a stamp to attest to its quality.
There have been issues in Australia in the past with cheap, inferior imported plywood.
Talk to us about your requirements and to make sure you’re getting the best product for your needs.