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Architects and specifiers of plywood and all wood based panel products

Architects and Specifiers

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Exterior Birch

Hanson Plywood Ltd are birch specialists and carry some of the largest and most varied stocks in the country.

 

Birch plywood grades and properties:


B –
Solid veneers with no open defects or plug repairs. Suitable for high quality paint/stain or lacquer finish where the end product is open to display.


BB –
Mainly solid face veneers with some small repaired veneer splits and pin knots. Larger open knots are repaired using wooden plugs. Some solid light and dark knots are admissible. Suitable for applications where a solid surface is needed but the visual aspects are not so critical.


CP –
Generally as BB but with possibly more repairs, open defects and discolouration. This grade can also arise from the downgrade of higher quality grades. Suitable for applications where a strong core is needed but the accepted face quality can be more varied.

 
C – Usually un-sanded and allows a larger range of open defects. Suitable for applications where a strong solid core is needed but face quality does not matter.

Russian/Finnish – EN 636-2 EN 314-2 Class 3

Thickness 4mm 6/6.5mm 8mm 9mm
Grade B/BB BB B/BB BB BB/CP C C B/BB BB BB/CP C
 
2440mm x 1220mm
Long grain
1220mm x 2440mm
Cross grain
1220mm x 3050mm
1525mm x 3050mm
Thickness 12mm 15mm
Grade B/BB BB BB/CP C B/BB BB BB/CP C
 
2440mm x 1220mm
Long grain
1220mm x 2440mm
Cross grain
1220mm x 3050mm
1525mm x 3050mm
Thickness 18mm 21mm
Grade B/BB BB BB/CP CP/CP C BB BB/CP C
 
2440mm x 1220mm
Long grain
1220mm x 2440mm
Cross grain
1220mm x 3050mm
1525mm x 3050mm
Thickness 24mm
Grade B/BB BB BB/CP CP/CP C
 
2440mm x 1220mm
Long grain
1220mm x 2440mm
Cross grain
1220mm x 3050mm
1525mm x 3050mm
Thickness 27mm 30mm 35mm
Grade BB/CP BB/CP BB/CP
 
2440mm x 1220mm
Long grain
Thickness 50mm
Grade BB
 
1525 x 1525mm
1220 x 2440mm

Uses

Furniture components, packaging, shop fitting and display cabinets, vehicle body building industry, concrete formwork, engineering pattern making, flooring and roofing.

Applicable Standards

BS EN 635/636 – Plywood classification by surface appearance & specification.
BS EN 313/314 – Plywood classification, terminology & bonding quality.

Latvian - EN 636-2 EN 314-2 Class 3 - CE Marked

Thickness 4mm 6.5mm 9mm 12mm 15mm 18mm 21mm 24mm 35mm
Grade BB BB BB BB BB BB WG BB BB WG BB
 
2440mm x 1220mm Long grain
1220 x 2440mm
Cross grain
1525 x 3050mm

Uses

Furniture components, packaging, shop fitting and display cabinets, vehicle body building industry.

Applicable Standards

BS EN 635/636 – Plywood classification by surface appearance & specification.
BS EN 313/314 – Plywood classification, terminology & bonding quality.

Finnish - EN 636-1 EN 314-2 Class 3

Thickness 50mm
Grade BB
 
1525 x 1525mm
1220 x 2440mm

Uses

Furniture components, packaging, shop fitting and display cabinets, vehicle body building industry.

Applicable Standards

BS EN 635/636 – Plywood classification by surface appearance & specification.
BS EN 313/314 – Plywood classification, terminology & bonding quality.