We have a range of plywood to choose from which we can cut to any size or shape using our CNC router, allowing for a greater level of precision and duplication. Whatever shape you have in mind, we can cut it – just send us your drawings, in either CAD or a sketch format, and we can create it for you. Along with our ability to cut any shape or curve to plywood, our CNC router can be used for rebating, pocketing and hole cutting on virtually any sheet material. There’s also the option of laser cutting and CNC engraving services as well.
If you’re considering printing onto plywood, have you considered birch plywood? It provides a smooth surface texture that’s ideally suited to a consistent printing finish. Using state-of-the-art UV printers, we can print full sheets of plywood in one go, providing a professional result at a much faster rate than painting can offer. 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. There’s the option of next-day delivery if you’re working to a tight deadline. And 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.
15mm 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 15mm Marine Plywood
One of the biggest benefits of using marine plywood is that it is easy to work with, providing a great strength-to-weight ratio and easy machinability. It takes to varnishes and stains well and has a smooth surface that is free from knots so it can be used in applications where the face of the wood will be visible. While most woods don’t cope with moisture for long periods, resulting in warping and eventual rotting, marine plywood has been specifically designed to retain its structural integrity in these conditions so it will stay strong for long periods of time. Because it’s such a versatile material that can be used for a wide range of applications, it delivers excellent value for money without having to compromise on quality. Other popular sizes include 12mm marine plywood and 18mm marine plywood.
Applications of 15mm Marine Plywood
15mm marine plywood provides a sturdy foundation for a host of different uses, being thick enough to prevent warping or bending. It’s great for packing cases, concrete frameworks and sheds, as well as for roofing and walls in construction industries. Marine plywood can be used to great effect in both indoor and outdoor environments, providing that the edges of the wood are treated with an appropriate wood preserver to ensure a long-lasting finish. We also offer birch plywood, hardwood plywood and softwood plywood.
|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.