Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a professional finish at a much faster turnaround time than painting. We currently only list 8x4 sheets (2440x1220mm) but we’re able to purchase and cut sheets of up to 2000x3000mm, so get in touch with our team today to discuss your specific requirements. With optional next-day delivery, your products can be with you quickly. If you are placing larger orders, we can deliver throughout most of the UK using our own transport service. Have a larger ongoing project taking place? Contact us to discuss bulk discounts and regular supply orders.
12mm marine plywood is a durable wood that can be used for external projects where moisture or damp conditions are present. The process of producing marine plywood results in a minimal gap between the core sheets of the wood which minimises the risk of moisture seeping in and damaging the structure of the sheeting. It’s a great wood for use in humid or wet areas as it can withstand these environments well over long periods of time. 12mm marine plywood can be used for various applications, making it a versatile material to work with. We offer custom cut 12mm marine plywood in any size or shape you require, as well as fast delivery so you can use your products as soon as possible. Our other popular size is 18mm marine plywood, cut to size or shape.
12mm Marine Plywood Grades
Wood comes in a variety of grades; we offer the grades listed below. See our plywood grading guide for more information on the types available.
Marine plywood is for use in environments where the wood is exposed to moisture for extended periods. The type of wood we offer has a high-quality BB/BB face grade and is well-suited to demanding environments such as gardens, bathrooms and parks as well as for roof supports and advertising panels that will be exposed to harsh weather conditions.
Advantages of 12mm Marine Plywood
Marine plywood is hardwearing and easy to work with, with a smooth and knot-free surface that makes it ideally suited to painting and staining. One of the main reasons for using marine plywood over standard plywood is for its durability in wet and humid conditions – while standard wood doesn’t cope well in wet conditions, leading to rotting and delamination, marine plywood is designed to withstand these environments much more effectively without losing any structural integrity.
12mm marine plywood is versatile and can be used for a host of different applications and in various industries. It can be cut easily with a handsaw or an electric saw and can also be bent into shape without cracking or splintering. This pliability provides additional options for ways in which this wood can be used, and one of the reasons why it’s so commonly used for applications that differ in shape such as boats and ships. Marine plywood is resistant to cracking and twisting and can also be used with screws and nails without splitting, making it easy to fix into place securely.
Applications of 12mm Marine Plywood
12mm marine plywood can be used to line vehicles or trailers, create storage containers and for cold frames in gardens, as well as for shelving in garages or sheds which are prone to moisture. Because of the process of producing marine plywood, it is reliable in applications where the structural integrity of the wood is of paramount importance, as it won’t rot or become unstable over time. 12mm marine plywood can be used for concrete frameworks and in applications for construction as a durable and strong foundation for different projects. The thickness of this sheeting provides added strength and stability for wall or roof linings and for outdoor structures that can withstand exposure to high winds and harsh weather conditions. For this reason, it’s a great material to use for site hoardings as it won’t become damaged or lose its strength when exposed to water and poor weather conditions but it is also thick enough to stay safe and secure.
|Material||Wood - Plywood|
|Available Thicknesses||9mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 25mm|
|Maximum Sheet Size||2420mm x 1220mm|
|Minimum Sheet Size||100mm x 50mm|
|Manufacturers Tolerances||+/- 10% plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)|
|Cutting Tolerances||+/- 1mm|
Frequently Asked Questions about Marine Plywood
Is marine plywood waterproof?
Marine plywood is not waterproof, however, it has a negligible core gap so that the likelihood of water getting trapped between the layers is minimised. This provides a strong and stable glue bond for extra strength.
What is special about marine plywood?
Marine plywood is special as it prevents water from getting trapped between the layers of the real wood veneers. As such it creates a sheet that is more water-resistant than normal plywood and is ideal for those intending on utilising it around water.
What is the best way to seal marine plywood?
Since marine plywood is typically used around or in water, you’ll need to treat every surface of the wood with sealant. You can find a good waterproof penetrating epoxy to be ideal as it works deep into the wood, dries transparent, and requires less maintenance than other types of sealant.
Do you need marine grade plywood?
We recommend marine grade plywood around any instance where your sheet is going to be near water.
How much is marine plywood?
Our marine plywood ranges in price from £62 per square metre to £150 depending on thickness. This does not include any cutouts, drilled holes or any additional means of alterations.
Can you paint plywood?
You can paint plywood, but be sure to use primer, as plywood will absorb more paint than you would expect so the primer seals the plywood, and allows it to take to the paint more easily keeping your surface smooth and sealed.
Can you bend plywood?
It is possible to bend plywood. There are numerous ways of bending plywood, but if you are after a sheet that cannot be bent, look at our MDF sheeting.
What is plywood used for?
Plywood can be used for a wide range of versatile structural applications whether interior or exterior, from furniture to internal panelling.
How strong is plywood?
Plywood is relatively strong as it is numerous layers of wood pressed together. For a stronger piece of plywood, look for 5-ply or multi-ply sheets as these will have more layers, and thus more strength.
What are the types of plywood?
We sell a variety of types of plywood, including softwood, hardwood, marine, and birch, all of which have specific characteristics and will aid specific projects. For more information on the respected types, read their descriptions at the bottom of their product pages.
Can I cut plywood?
It is possible to cut plywood yourself, but we are able to do it for you if you request at the point of ordering. To do so yourself please follow safety procedures, and use a sharp saw else you risk the sheet breaking.
How is plywood made?
Plywood is made by glueing a series of thin veneered sheets of wood together. Each adjacent layer is rotated by up to 90 degrees to reduce the risk of splitting when nailed in at the edges. This technique, referred to as cross-grain, improves strength, stability and prevents warping, making it an excellent general-purpose construction panel.
How do you seal plywood edges?
Plywood should be sealed to prevent moisture from affecting the sheets and causing warping. The sealant you use will depend based on how you intend to use the plywood, but you should use something quick-drying and can withstand all temperatures, and be compatible with paint if you intend to paint your plywood.