With a long and interesting history dating back to ancient Egypt, Plywood has grown in popularity over the years and is now one of the most used materials in the construction industry today, due to its wide variety of applications and ease of manufacturing. Plywood is a specially engineered type of wood. It is created by glueing together several extremely thin layers of wood veneer together at a 90-degree angle. This method is called cross graining - it makes the wood extremely robust and reduces shrinking.
Plywood is graded into three different classes. This helps to identify the correct type to use for your project. Class 1 is suitable for interior applications or areas that are not exposed to any type of moisture. Class 2 is used in humid conditions, where you can expect some dampness. Class 3 can be used both indoors and outdoors, and it can withstand wet conditions.
Here are some advantages to using plywood for your construction project:
Ply boards are extremely strong and durable
The cross-graining technique reduces shrinkage and expansion
Resistant to water damage
An extremely versatile material, useful for many projects
The boards take well to paint and stains
At Beesley and Fildes, we sell many different plywood boards. One of the most popular types of plywood that we sell is softwood. Softwood is versatile and can be used for structural projects and fencing, and makes up approximately 80% of all wood products. It is an attractive type of wood, which is why it is often used in residential projects. Some examples of softwood are pine, redwood and cedar. Hardwood is another popular type of plywood, which is extremely strong and has both indoor and outdoor uses. It does not wear down easily and can last through harsh weather conditions. Oak, mahogany and birch are some of the most popular types of hardwood.
We have everything you might need for a construction project. From building materials like plywood boards to tools to nails, screws and fixings. Purchase online today for great prices and speedy delivery.
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