Quick Overview

Material: Cross Laminated Timber
Thickness: 1.5 – 25mm
Sizes: Various
Application: Building and Decorative
BCA Group: 3

Construction

Plywood was the first type of engineered wood to be invented. It is made from thin sheets of wood veneer, called ply or veneers. These are stacked together with the grain direction of the ply differing from its neighbours’ by 90º (cross banding).

The ply layers are bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, usually phenol formaldehyde resin, making plywood a type of composite material. Laminating an odd number of ply sheets (3,5,7…) reduces warping, while increasing the number of ply layers increases the resistance to shearing forces. A common reason for using plywood instead of plain wood is its resistance to cracking, shrinkage, twisting/warping, and its general high degree of strength.

Types of Plywood

Plywood can be broadly classed as either ‘Exterior’ plywood or ‘Interior’ plywood. Veneer quality, glue type and timber species are the major contributing factors that determine the application of a plywood panel. Gunnersen sell a vast range of plywoods which are grouped as follows,

  • Structural
  • Plywood
  • Interior
  • Flooring
  • Cladding
  • Non-Structural
  • Marine
  • Formwork
  • Paper & Polyester Overlay
  • Noise Barrier

Certification

Gunnersen holds Chain of Custody under the AFCS, PEFC and FSC forest certification schemes. Please contact your nearest branch to discuss our ability to source and supply certified plywood products from our global network of producers.

Benefits of Plywood

  • Renewable Resource – A natural product from a renewable resource
  • Beautiful – Preferred because of its warmth and natural grain patterns
  • Strength – Unique cross-layered structure makes it kilo for kilo, stronger than steel
  • Efficiency – Uses more of the log than timber
  • Versatility – Can be bent and formed to meet various sizes and shapes
  • Durability – Long-lasting and good resistance to damage

Important Note

Any plywood exposed to the weather or in wet or damp applications must be assessed for the particular end use and exposure, and may require additional processing, immunisation, surface finishing or preservative treatment.

Non-Structural Plywood

Speciality plywood available for the forming of curved surfaces in applications such as wall panelling and ceiling lining.

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Hoop Bendy Ply

Bendy Ply is plywood that can be easily curved into a variety of forms. Produced with a durable ‘A’ bond glue, it is stable, light and easy to handle.
Standard: AS/NZS 2269
Grades: A Face / C Back
Application: Internal wall panelling & ceiling lining.
Thickness Length Width (mm)
1.5mm 2400 1200
5mm 1220 2440
5mm 2400 1220
7mm 1220 2440
7mm 2400 1220

Meranti Bendy Ply

Meranti Bendy Ply is plywood that can be easily curved into a variety of forms. Produced with a durable ‘A’ bond glue, it is stable, light and easy to handle.
Grades: A Face / C Back
Application: Internal wall panelling & ceiling lining.
Thickness Length Width (mm)
6mm 1220 2440
6mm 2440 1220

Marine

Marine plywood is a premium quality plywood made of selected wood species based on density, bending strength, impact resistance and surface finish characteristics. Manufactured with an A-grade sanded surface face on both sides has per the AS/NZS 2272 standard, with no core gaps and a permanent waterproof A-bond glue.

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Australian Standard Marine Plywood

The ‘Rolls Royce’ of Plywoods. Manufactured with Type-A bond glue and no core gaps. Uses selected species with minimum stress grade F14 with ‘A’ grade, sanded face and back. Waterproof adhesive will resist rotting in high-moisture environments.
Standard: AS/NZS 2272
Grades: A Face / A Back
Application: Boat building, Docks, Feature walls, Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment.
Thickness Length Width (mm)
4mm 2400 1200
6mm 2400 1200
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
16mm 2400 1200
19mm 2400 1200
25mm 2400 1200

British Standard Imported Marine Plywood

Made with untreated tropical hardwood veneers having a suitable prescribed level of resistance to fungal attack with a Type-A bond, WPB quality glue line between the ply layers. Solid surface face veneers are free from open imperfections.
Standard: BS1088
Grades: A Face / A Back
Application: Boat building & Building and construction where there is exposure to a high-moisture environment.
Thickness Length Width (mm)
4mm 2400 1200
6mm 2400 1200
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
15mm 2400 1200
18mm 2400 1200
24mm 2400 1200

Plywood

Plywood is manufactured to AS/NZS 2271 and intended for use in non-structural applications where a high quality aesthetic finish is required. Imported plywood may be manufactured to other international standards other than PAA, such as IHPA or the JPIC grading standards. The hardwood species used in imported plywood are sourced from sustainable forests internationally. Plywood has many applications including boats, furniture fabrication and door skins.

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AC Hoop Pine Plywood

AC hoop pine plywood with ‘A’ bond exterior glue suitable in marine applications, shopfitting and cabinet making. Stable Hoop Pine construction with high appearance grade face and lesser grade back. Hoop pine provides an excellent substrate for high quality exterior paint & staining.
Standard: AS/NZS 2269
Grades: A Face / C Back
Application: Marine (Interior applications only), Cladding, Walls, Ceiling & Furniture
Thickness Length Width (mm)
6.5mm 2400 1200
9.5mm 2400 1200
11.5mm 2400 1200
19mm 2400 1200

BB Hoop Pine Plywood

BB hoop pine plywood with ‘A’ bond exterior glue suitable in marine applications, shopfitting and cabinet making. Hoop Pine construction makes a stable plywood with closed grain veneers which is good for a quality painted finish.
Standard: AS/NZS 2271
Grades: B Face / B Back / F17
Application: Furniture, Walls, Cladding, Roof lining & Ceiling
Thickness Length Width (mm)
4mm 2400 1200
6mm 2400 1200
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
15mm 2400 1200
17mm 2400 1200
19mm 2400 1200
25mm 2400 1200

BC Hoop Pine Plywood

BC hoop pine plywood with ‘A’ bond exterior glue suitable in marine applications, shopfitting & cabinet making. Hoop Pine construction with ‘B’ face and ‘C’ back makes a stable plywood with the closed grain veneer which is good for a painted finish on one side.
Standard: AS/NZS 2271
Grades: B Face / C Back / F17
Application: Cladding, Walls, Ceiling & Furniture
Thickness Length Width (mm)
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
15mm 2400 1200
18mm 2400 1200

BC Radiata Plywood

BC Radiata pine plywood using ‘A’ bond glue with a high quality ‘B’ face suitable for painting with ‘C’ grade back.
Grades: B Face / C Back
Application:Furniture, Walls, Roof lining & Cladding
Thickness Length Width (mm)
3.2mm 2440 1200
7mm 2440 1200
9mm 2440 1200
12mm 2440 1200
15mm 2440 1200
18mm 2440 1200

CD Radiata Plywood

CD Radiata pine plywood using ‘A’ bond glue with a ‘C’ face and ‘D’ grade back.
Available AFS/PEFC on request.
Standard: AS/NZS 2271
Grades: C Face / D Back
Application: Furniture, Walls, Roof lining & Cladding
Thickness Length Width (mm)
7mm 2400 1200
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
15mm 2400 1200
18mm 2400 1200
25mm 2400 1200

eLite Plywood

Lightweight plywood made from low density hardwood veneers and ‘A’ bond (WBP) glue line to produce exterior plywood suitable for many applications such as in the transport industry.
Grades: OVL/BTR/BB/CC
Application: Non structural & Furniture & Joinery
Thickness Length Width (mm)
9mm 2440 1220
12mm 2440 1220
15mm 2440 1220
18mm 2440 1220

Overlay Hardwood Plywood

Overlay and Better (OVL/BTR) grade hardwood plywood using ‘A’ bond glue. Made using many veneers creating higher stress grade plywood. It is an appearance grade plywood that is suitable for Paper Overlay applications.
Grades: OVL/BTR
Application: Paper overlay interior finish
Thickness Length Width (mm)
3.6mm 2440/3050 1220
3.6mm 3050 1525
6mm 2440 1220
9mm 2440/3660 1220
12mm 2440/3050 1220
15mm 2440 1220
18mm 2440 1220

Door Skin Hardwood Plywood

Door skin hardwood (Melapi/Mersawa) plywood using ‘A’ bond glue. ‘BB’ faces may have small imperfections that are filled and sanded making it ideal for painting. ‘CC’ back may have rough patches and filled splits.

*Limited stock available
Grades: BB Face / CC Face
Application: Door skin
Thickness Length Width (mm)
3.6mm 2052 832
3.6mm 2052 932
3.6mm 2052 1032
3.6mm 2135 932
3.6mm 2135 1220
3.6mm 2440 932
3.6mm 2440 1220
3.6mm 2745 1220

BB/CC Hardwood Plywood

BB/CC hardwood plywood using ‘A’ bond/WBP glue line. Both hardwood faces are sanded to produce a durable surface. ‘BB’ faces may have small filled and sanded imperfections. ‘CC’ back may have rough patches and filled splits. Colour varies from dark red to light blonde.
Grades: AA Face / CC Back
Application: Cabinetry, Furniture, Building, Bins, Boxes, Crates, Hoardings & Walls
Thickness Length Width (mm)
3.6mm 2440 1220
3.6mm 3050 1220
6mm 2440 1220
12mm 2440 1220
15mm 2440 1220
18mm 2440 1220

Coated Lightweight Hardwood Plywood

Lightweight hardwood plywood. One side is coated with a durable polyurethane micro coating to protect against the elements in applications such as caravan flooring. ‘A’ bond (WBP) glue line.
Grades: Poly-urethane micro-coating / BB/CC Back
Application: Caravan floors, Marine, Cladding, Walls, Ceiling & Furniture
Thickness Length Width (mm)
28mm 2440 1220

Container Ply Flooring Hardwood

Hardwood plywood made for container flooring. A durable plywood made with ‘A’ bond glue for resistance against weathering and moisture.
Grades: D Face / D Back
Application: Container flooring
Thickness Length Width (mm)
28mm 2440 1220

Interior Plywood

Interior plywood is intended for use in non-structural, interior applications where a high quality aesthetic finish is required. Our range of interior plywood includes a variety of hardwood species such as Meranti, Melapi, Nyatoh, Sliced Pacific Maple, Hoop Pine and Radiata Pine amongst others sourced from plantations and sustainable forests, locally and overseas. The applications for interior plywoods include wall lining, furniture, door skins and ceiling linings.

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AC Interior Hoop Pine Plywood

AC interior Hoop Pine plywood made using ‘C’ bond interior glue is a non-structural, interior ply suitable where a high quality aesthetic finish is required.
Standard: AS/NZS 2270
Grades: A Face / C Back
Application: Internal walls, Furniture & fitments, Interior door skins, Ceiling linings, Perforated acoustic panels.
Thickness Length Width (mm)
6mm 2400 1200
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
19mm 2400 1200

Interior Hardwood (Meranti / Lauan Plywood)

An interior hardwood (Meranti/Lauan) plywood made using ‘C’ bond glues. Suitable for interior use only.

Available FSC/PEFC on request.
Grades: Face grades vary / OVL/BTR BB/CC Utility
Application: Internal wall panelling / Furniture and fitments / Interior door skins / Ceiling linings
Thickness Length Width (mm)
2.7mm 1830 915
2.7mm 1830 1220
2.7mm 2135 915
2.7mm 2440 1220
3.6mm 2754 1220
3.6mm 3050 1220

Pine Lining

Pine Lining is a quality panel designed to give a traditional tongue and groove finish. It can be painted or sealed to retain the natural timber look and features V grooves at 100mm centres. It is extremely durable and can be used for cabinetry, internal decorative walls, lining or bracing.
Grades: S Face / D Back
Application: Internal wall panelling & Furniture and fitments & Interior door skins & Ceiling linings
Thickness Length Width (mm)
9mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200
12mm 2400 1200

Film Faced Plywood

Formply is made of a high-density overlay (HDO) of phenolic resin impregnated paper bonded to plywood. Formply is ideal for concrete formwork. The overlay helps to protect the hardwood face veneer as well as providing a sound surface for the poured concrete.

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Film Faced Plywood

Imported Film Face is a plywood made with a Hardwood core. Faces are then coated with a high density overlay (HDO) resin impregnated finish that is smooth; perfect for use in applications that require a hard, durable surface.
Grades: HDO Face / HDO Back
Application: Walls, Floors, Roofs & Non-structural applications
Thickness Length Width (mm)
17mm 2400 1200

Textured Film Faced Plywood (Anti Skid)

Textured film face plywood made with a Hardwood core. Faces are then coated with a high density overlay (HDO) resin impregnated textured finish that provides an ideal anti-skid surface. Available in standard hardwood or super strong Birch (Diamond Deck).
Grades: HDO Face HDO / Back Textured & Diamond Deck / F22 AS2269
Application: Flooring, Walls & Roofs
Thickness Length Width (mm)
18mm 2440 1220
17.5mm 2440 1220

Applications

PROJECT PANELS PLYWOOD INTERIOR PLYWOOD EXTERIOR PLYWOOD PLYWOOD FLOORING MARINE PLYWOOD FORMPLY STRUCTURAL PLYWOOD
Project Pallet Grade Paper Overlaid Bendy Ply A Bond B Bond T&G Standard A Bond B Bond CD DD Cladd’g
Barns & Sheds
Boat Hulls
Boxes & crates
Bracing
Caravans/Mobile Homes
Carts & Wheelbarrows
Ceilings
Cladding
Cubby Houses
Dog Kennels
Doors & Door Skins
Exterior Wall Cladding
Fences
Floors (General)
Formwork
Furniture (General)
Interior Wall Lining
Letterboxes
Musical Instruments
Outdoor Furniture (Gen)
Packaging
Partitions & Screens
Platforms & Ramps
Roofs
Scaffolding
Shelving
Signboards & Billboards
Table Tops
Toys
Truck & Trailer Floors
Wall Cabinets

Hazard Types

H2

Suitable for use indoors above ground for protection against borers and termites

H3

Suitable for use above ground owtside exposed to the weather and dampness for protection against borers and termites and moderate decay

H4

Suitable for in-ground or ground contact use outdoors for protection against borers, termites and severe decay

H5

Suitable for in-ground, in water contact and ground contact as structural support components for protection against borers, termites and severe decay

Technical

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Interior

Marine

Non-structural

Structural

Grading

Grade A A high quality appearance grade veneer suitable for clear finishing

Grade S An appearance grade veneer which permits naural characteristics such as knots as a decorative feature subject to agreement

Grade B An appearance grade veneer suitable for high quality paint finishing

APPLICATIONS Textured exterior cladding / Interior wall lining / Interior ceiling lining / Furniture & joinery

APPLICATIONS Decorative / Interior wall lining / Interior ceiling lining

APPLICATIONS Furniture and joinery / Concrete formwork / Primary sheathing / Signs / Engineered components

Grade C A non-appearance grade veneer with solid surface Imperfections such as knot holes or splits are filled

Grade D A non-appearance grade veneer with permitted open imperfections. Limited number of knot and knot holes up to 75mm wide are permitted

Grade PG A non-appearnce grade, pallet grade veneer that has open imperfections such as holes, knots, splits and rough grain

APPLICATIONS Concrete formwork / Gussets / Roof decking Flooring / Sub-sheathing / Bins, boxes, crates / Stressed skin panels / Hoardings components

APPLICATIONS Structural components / Beams and portels / Roofs / Bracing / Utility buildings

APPLICATIONS Temporary security covers / Pallets / Fillets and liners / General packaging / Crates